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Back Biting in Islam

BY: Liyakat Shah | Category: Self-Improvement | Submitted: 2012-01-23 06:02:06
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Article Summary: "Back biting is an act which is Haram in Islam which is also a sinful act and is not allowed in Islam. Back biting may be defined as speaking of anything bad in absence of a person..."

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Back Biting In Islam
Back biting is an act which is Haram in Islam which is also a sinful act and is not allowed in Islam. Back biting may be defined as speaking of anything bad in absence of a person. It has various forms and types It is a great sin and we have been warned of it in Holy Quran and also the teaching of our beloved Prophet which gives us clear instructions that not to indulge in the acts of bike biting. It is mere a small tongue that creates the difference of good and bad. Words spoken by a tongue may destroy the ages to come and wounds of swords can heal in a time to come. But harsh wound of words has no healing touch unless a person comes and seeks for forgiveness but it requires a big heart to bow down before our mistakes. Our ego makes the difference. Islam is a religion which teaches us to love and live happily in this society. We ought to love and respect even our neighbors irrespective of caste or creed. It spells to bloom a society with grounds of humanism. It teaches peace and harmony so one has to understand the ill effects of back biting. Conflicts, rumors, abuse, torture are the devastating elements of the society and these words and work have no place in Islam.

Prophet Mohammad (Peace And Blessings Upon Him) has said that
"Whoever protects his tongue from unlawful utterances and guards his private parts from illegal sexual relations, I shall guarantee him entrance into the Paradise." ( Sahih Bukhari: Hadith No 6109)

While at another place Prophet Mohammad ( Peace And Blessings Upon Him) is asked
"Who is the best Muslim ? The Messenger of Allah replied "He is the one from evils of whose tongue and hands people are safe." (Sunan Nasai: Hadith No 11726)

Holy Quran Says In Surah Hujrat Ayat No 12
O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption.
Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite
each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother
when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah; indeed,

Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.
Hence take a pledge that from today onwards that IshaAllah we will not indulge ourselves in any actions or work of back biting. May Allah Subhano Watala give us Hidayat Ameen.

Mr. Liyakat Shah
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