Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mengumpat adalah ibarat memakan daging saudara sendiri.

This video is certainly amazing and a good reminder.

My ustazah said even if you're in the circle of people (listening) who are backbitting, you are one of them them. Unless you deny it either in the hearts or speech. The best way is to leave the place or stay there and change the topic. This is a new thing for me. I just know about this. 

My friend presented on this topic as well and she mentioned a verse from Al-Qur'an, Surah Al-Hujurat Verse 49: Chapter 12 (The Inner Apartments)

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. 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.

In Arabic:

Even Prophet Muhamad (peace be upon him) once explained:

Let me simplified it as shown in example here:
1. If Minah talks about Zabedah what Zabedah doesn't like about, although what Minah talks is true about Zabedah, then Minah committed Backbiting.
2.If Minah talks something about Zabedah which is wrong about Zabedah, then Minah is doing slander or Fitnah.

Allah hu A'lam