Backbiting (Ghibah) is to speak ill of an individual behind his/her back, including matters concerning his character, common issues, physical appearance and character. Not exclusively is defaming confined to words, yet in addition it incorporates each conduct and deed, in the case of demonstrating to an individual by signalling with one's eyes, hand or head. We all know that backbiting is grave sin but in our modern society it is witnessed everywhere. Whether it is family, friends, relatives or common people majority are doing this crime with pride and they feel no fear of their lord who had prohibited it completely. While lying, abusing, defaming, gossiping, backbiting, outrage mongering and other social ills are concerned with this minute piece of flesh. Slandering is the one of the grave social cruelty nowadays.
Backbiting is a damaging component that annihilates the social development and spoils the tied up relations. At the point when the evil talk arrives at the one about whom it is said, it offends him and feeling of disrespect, doubt and hostility breeds in him. Through its guidelines, Islam stressed to strengthen organization and create common agreeableness, while it cautions against any issue that irritates the unadulterated hearts or raises malevolence and disdain. Therefore, in Islamic lessons the tongue has been given due spot and Muslims were warned to utilize it cautiously. Backbiting causes antipathy, jealously and defilement when it gets common in society. It breeds animosity and dishonesty, and annihilates commonality and unity in society and shakes mainstays of the religion. Thus, corruption and evil increment consistently.
Islam is a religion of harmony, love and sympathy. Untruths, doubt, backbiting, vain talk - all these are utter horror to Islam. For sure, such contrary action plants the seeds of hatred among the individuals in a society. Backbiting specifically, as indicated by the Holy Quran, isn't only a common social shrewdness, but instead a despicable demonstration, a significant sin - what might be compared to eating ones sibling's flesh
The role of the individual in Islam is not limited to fulfilling the five pillars. The Muslim in any Islamic community has a greater responsibility than is usually understood. Muslim's activities in life are included as acts of worship depending upon the intention underlying them. Nothing is required from a Muslim beyond; service to Allah (SWT) the Almighty, and nothing is accepted from him, which is not a service. Each individual's obligations fall into two sections: his duty to stick to the teachings of Islam and his obligation to instruct good and prohibit evil.
With the increasing crumbling and degradation of moral principles and ways, men of contemporary societies enjoy the strange demonstration of character criticizing others' without giving a genuine idea to the degree of humiliation and agony caused to the exploited people by their discussions or gestures. Levelling misleading allegations against individuals behind their backs is a demonstration of cowardice and ill-mentality. The offenders need to lift their own fake standards. Character disparaging isn't just a demonstration of winning fake reputation however it stains the decent picture of individuals to the degree that they experience serious stress anxiety. Sometimes, it sets aside long effort for truth to win. Many individuals are absolved of fake allegations however facing a lot of wrath and humiliation. The act is considered deeply condemnable from religious point of view and is sufficient to welcome Allah's (SWT) anger, yet there must be solid legislation in each cultured and civilized society to punish the guilty in light of the fact that it makes an impossible level of torture to the victims.
Physical suffering and wounds are noticeable to everybody but emotional and mental scars are unnoticeable, and in this manner they frequently stay unhealed. One thing is evident that once these embarrassment mongers and backbiters are exposed, they lose each kind of validity and respect in any given society. They are looked down as idiots with no honour and dignity. May Allah (SWT) spare and protect us from the ills of backbiting.