Koran Karim clearly condemns backbiting. Allah says in
وَلَا يَغۡتَب بَّعۡضُكُم بَعۡضًاۚ أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُڪُمۡ أَن يَأۡڪُلَ لَحۡمَ أَخِيهِ مَيۡتً۬ا فَكَرِهۡتُمُوهُۚ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (
And Do not backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would abhor it, Fear from Allah( If you had done this in past repent as) Surely Allah is Relenting, Merciful. (12) .
Let see what is backbiting and what are its adverse effects on our daily lives that Allah resembled it in Koran Karim with eating of dead human flesh. Eating of human is an abhor able deed and the dead one’s flesh is more abhor able and eating the dead brother’s flesh is really really intolerable.
Backbiting is a big sin, We are presenting the definition of backbiting so that Muslim brothers and sisters can understand and avoid backbiting in future. We try our best to increase the passion of Quran recitation with our simple to understand articles.
Hadhrat Abu Dharr is a known pious companion of Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Once he asked,” O Messenger of Allah, what is backbiting? Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),” It is to mention about your brother that which he dislikes.” Abu Dharr inquired again that It would be still considered as backbiting if the mentioned fault was actually present in concerned person. Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) replied in a very simple and clear way if the mentioned fault was actually present in concerned person, it is backbiting and if if the mentioned fault was not present in concerned person then it is slandering.
Be aware, brothers and sisters !! making false and damaging statements about someone is also prohibited in Islam. We will discuss it in any other post with the reference of Koran Karim. We can save our selves from hell fire if we make busy ourselves in Quran recitation rather than such discussions.
If someone refuses to participate in such talks , other will be save from this sin and if someone appreciates the backbiting talks he will be part in promoting it. listening to backbiting is also a contribution in backbiting.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said To Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) that if the backbiting of some one was done in presence of some one and he listened it without degrading the Sayer despite being capable of doing so, Allah would humiliate him in this world and in the Hereafter.
Mold your lives according to quran for kids as our kids learn from our practice more as compared to our sayings. May Allah save us from such social evils.