190827 - Badmouthing someone

[49:11] O you who believe, let not any people ridicule other people, for they may be better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or insult each other with nicknames; miserable indeed is the name of wickedness after attaining faith. And anyone who does not repent, then these are the transgressors.

[49:12] O you who believe, you shall greatly avoid suspicion-some suspicion is sinful. And do not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite. Would any of you enjoy eating the flesh of his dead brother? You certainly would hate this. You shall observe God. God is Redeemer, Merciful.

God commands that we do not engage in slandering one another in 49:12.

Also See 2016 Qur'an translation by Sam Gerrans.

Encompassed in this are some of the following

  • Avoid assuming things about people
  • Avoid being suspicious
  • Don't spy on anyone
  • Do not slander
  • Do not speak behind someone's back
  • Observe God
    • Direct your gaze to God (commune in your heart at the least 👈, rd)
    • Dhikr'allah (remember God)
    • Yeah..., fear God


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