Hadith on Backbiting: Caution Against Backbiting in Islam

📖Sunan Abi Dawud 4880
Narrated AbuBarzah al-Aslami: The Prophet (ï·º) said: O community of people, who believed by their tongue, and belief did not enter their hearts, do not back-bite Muslims, and do not search for their faults, for if anyone searches for their faults, Allah will search for his fault, and if Allah searches for the fault of anyone, He disgraces him in his house.

  • This hadith, narrated in Sunan Abi Dawud, highlights the importance of sincere belief and warns against backbiting and searching for faults in fellow Muslims. The Prophet (ï·º) is addressing those who profess belief with their tongues but do not truly believe in their hearts. Such individuals are cautioned against speaking ill of other Muslims and looking for their faults, as doing so is not only harmful but also invites the wrath of Allah. The hadith also emphasizes that if anyone goes searching for the faults of others, Allah will search for their faults as well. And if Allah finds fault in someone, He can publicly disgrace them in their own homes or in front of others. Therefore, this hadith urges believers to be cautious of their actions and avoid backbiting and gossiping about others, as it is not only unproductive but also harmful to the overall unity and well-being of the community.