Saturday, November 04, 2006

Backbiting


Ithban Bin Malik (ra) who informs us about his sight impediment and how it got in the way of him leading the people in prayer because of darkness and heavy rain. He gave the messenger of Allah (saw) a visit in order to invite the prophet (saw) back to his house so that he could offer salat in a place he could take as a musalla which is a place for offering salat. The prophet (saw) consented and fulfilled his promise and a great number of men turned up after finding that the prophet (saw) was present in the house. One of the men present in the house made a remark about another man being a hypocrite. The prophet (saw) told that person not to say that because whom ever testifies that there is no god but Allah (for Allah’s sake only) then Allah will save him from the hellfire.

Backbiting is considered a great sin and it is to mention of your brother something he dislikes while he is unaware or absent. Aiysha (ra) made a remark or gesture to the prophet (saw) about Safiya (ra) and the prophet (saw) told her that if that one word she uttered were to be dipped in the ocean it would render it bitter.

The prophet (saw) informed us that a man will sink as deep as the distance between the east and the west for saying something without thinking. If you call someone a munafiq, enemy of Allah or kafir without it being a fact, that which you uttered will bounce right back to you.


The messenger of Allah (saw) said who ever protects the honour of his brother; Allah will protect this person’s face from the Hellfire.

Suspicion is harram because its false speech and one should avoid situations which might trigger such thoughts.
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May Allah azza wa jal guide us and make it easy for us to tread the siraad al mustaqeem


Explanation by Abu abdillah Yunus Ibn Mahmoud

3 Comments:

At 4:29 AM , Blogger Ihsaan said...

Bismilaah wasalaatu wasalaamu alaa rasulilah...

Salaamu aleykum warahmatulaah, just a quick notification 4 those who have noticed that i've edited this post.

I did so because brothers and sisters might take the issue out of context and use this hadith as an excuse,

Salaam

 
At 1:40 AM , Anonymous ilm seeker said...

Here are Some good links related to the post

Gossip - IslamQ&A - 2p
How to Stop Gossip - Shaykh Husayn al-Awaaishah - Islaam.com - 1p
The Bad Consequences of the Tongue - Ahya.org - 8p
The Dangers of He Said He Said - Madhkalee - troid - 4p
The Many Dangers of the Tongue - Imraan Hussein - 43p
[Audio] Bad Use of the Tongue Part1- Part2 - Yahya Ibrahim
[Audio] Control the Use of Tongue - Yahya Ibraahim
[Audio] Good Use of the Tongue Part1 - Part2 - Yahya Ibrahim
When Tempers Hit Boiling Point - Dr. Hassan Shamsi Basha
Look At The Tongue And The Hands - By Umm Abdur-Rahmaan - Hudaa magazine

 
At 5:06 AM , Blogger Ihsaan said...

Maasha'allah, I really appreciate those links....jazaak allaah khair & baraak allaahu feek!

 

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