My questions say all

Is giving -ve feed back of employees under you to higher authority is considered as sin- Backbiting (Gheebat).

or reporting -ve feed back of your co-worker but whatever you are saying is true to higher authority is considered as backbiting and sinful.

without the intention of any politics .

1 Answer 1


Assalamualaikum wr wb

There are 6 cases in which you can talk about a person in their absence.

  1. Complaining (feedback) to a person of authority.
  2. Seeking help in changing an evil and turning evils to that which is correct: An example of this is if someone witnesses a person drinking alcohol and then he mentions that to his guardian seeking to correct him and assist in prohibiting evil.
  3. Seeking a religious ruling (fatwa)
  4. Warning the Muslim ummah
  5. Of an evil being committed openly by someone
  6. For identification of person who is known by a nickname.

The first two will fall into your category.

Hope this helps and Allah knows best.

Sources: Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen, chapter 256

  • 2
    I've seen people down voting without leaving a single comment for their reason to down vote. Do you have a reason, please share so i can improve my answer. Aug 27, 2015 at 18:34
  • 1
    Thanks a ton for your answer but it would be nice if you could add valid source for authenticity.
    – smali
    Aug 28, 2015 at 4:41
  • this? sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/1/256
    – qdinar
    Aug 31, 2015 at 5:52

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .