:astag:i find this very common when it comes to a gathering.every ones talking about what this ones doing, what that one did.by the time the story reaches the one who is talked about the story must have been spiced up a million times.
so i thought i would write something on this topic.
first and for most :Allah: has forbidden us to speak ill or backbite about others and compares those who backbite to a DOG.just imagine being compared to a DOG.
He says in His Holy Book,
(and do not spy or backbite one another.Would any of you like to eat
the flesh of his dear brother when he is dead?You would detest it.And
fear :Allah:;indeed,:Allah:is accepting of repentance and merciful)
(Surah Al Hujurat:Verse 12)
:Allah: has likened the backbiter to a dog,as a dog is the only animal which eats the flesh of another dead dog.lions do not do such things and so do wolves,cheetahs ,foxes etc.
so when we go to any gatherings and see,we will notice that most of those present are eating human flesh through slender and backbiting.the time has come when we Muslims are unwilling to defend the honer of a fellow Muslim or even try to save themselves from this horrible SIN!
It is reported in sahayn(Al Bukhari And Muslim),
On the authority of Abu Huraiar(ral) that the Prophet said ;
‘All things of a Muslim are inviolable for his brother in faith;his blood,his wealth and his honour;’
On the authority of Umar(ral) the Prophet said
‘:Allah:has made your blood,your property and your honour sacred to one another.’(Sahih Bukari)
So Brothers and Sisters in Islam,you cannot achieve complete faith until all Muslims are safe from the bad habit of backbiting.
May :Allah: protect us all from this MAJOUR SIN.Ameen.:tti_sister:
(refered to 'Backbiting the way to Hellfire'by Waheed Abdussalam Baly)