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Calumny and the Prophetic Response

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat details the evils of calumny and how to respond. I want to know what Shari‘a says of a women who falsely accuses husband of impotence and rejects all medical evidence. Not only that, she has spread word about the impotence of the husband throughout the community, thereby bringing him into disrepute. I […]

I Need to Get Things off My Chest. Can I Confide in My Husband or Is That Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I am trying to cut out gossiping. I struggle to hold things in because I have OCD and anxiety. Can I confide in my husband? He doesn’t gossip at all, and will keep what I say confidential. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you […]

How To Repent From Gossiping?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum I have gossiped a lot when I was in highschool. I once heard that two of my classmates were in a relationship and I told my other friends what I heard. I think the girl and boy found out. Did I do a major sin? How do I […]

What Should I Do After Breaching the Trust of Someone?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamu alaykum What are the steps to correct the error of revealing someone’s secret to another person? Do we tell them and seek their pardon? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. You should […]

Backbiting (ghiba) and Seeking Counsel

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is speaking about a situation without mentioning the persons name, even though the other person knows who it is, is that Ghiba? Not being able to express my feelings is at time unbearable. How does one vent, seek counsel or explain a situation about her marriage without committing Ghiba? […]

Slander, Backbiting and Talebearing

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What punishment/consequence is there for someone who spreads a false rumor, defaming another Muslim brother, without verifying its authenticity first? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Slander and talebearing are prohibited (haram). Allah Most […]