Shaykh Ahmad Ali
By Shaykh Ahmad Ali. The act of backbiting has been declared prohibited in Islam. This is the only religion which has declared it to be haram, however its nature is detested in all cultures. Yes, in this age. due to our pitiful state it is overlooked, but the word used to refer to the act ‘backbiting’ even in the Enlgih language signifies it’s graveness. The Qur’an calls it cannibalism and the Englishlanguage implies the same.
The sin of backbiting is grave indeed and it’s consequences severe, yet we overlook or explain it away. Our excuses may appease those around us today but on the day of Judgement we will be held to account. This talk explains what constitutes backbiting and what its consequences.