Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Islam Against Backbiting and Slander


Islam is indeed against the practices Suspicion, Spying,Sarcasm, Making Fun of Others and it should be avoided at all times, as they serve no purpose except to encroach on a person’s privacy. At times, such behavior can cause undue harm, albeit very destructive to the innocent.

Allah says:

O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the [latter] are better than the former; Nor let some women laugh at others; it may be that the [latter] are better than the [former]; Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by [offensive] nicknames; ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness [to be used of one] after he has believed: And those who do not desist are [indeed] doing wrong. [Al- Hujurat 49:11]

O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much [as possible]: for suspicion in some cases is a sin; and spy not on each other, nor speak ill of each other behind their backs[backbiting]. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it… But fear Allah; for Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful. [Al- Hujurat 49:12]

We must spread and preach the above message and discarded the practices of suspicion, spying, sarcasm, making fun of others and slander. We must hear and obey -Samia’na Waa’ta’ na- the commands of Allah The Almighty.

1 comment:

Ash said...

I agree that those practices shouldn't be a part of our daily actions. I think those things have different impacts on us where suspicion creates anxiety, spying results in misintrepertation, sarcasm generates resentfulness, and making fun entails a delusion one's own shortcomings...