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talking about another persons flaws without them knowing

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Which is worse, backbiting or lying?

I'm faced with a situation where I have to either lie or backbite. Which one is the lesser sin? This might help you in answering the question.
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Is it considered as backbiting?

there is a problem between two family regarding *someone's actions who is actually the main character by whom the problem is getting worse gradually. 1|➤ Will it be considered as backbiting if the ...
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I want to repent from backbiting. but I can't remember whom I was wronged to. What should I do?

I want to repent from backbiting. Because now I regret for what I've done and I fear the punishments in the afterlife. I was teenager when I committed the sins. Now, I'm trying to apologize everyone ...
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Backbiting and cursing family

I was angry at my family for some personal stuff going on and I talked bad about them with someone else. They don’t know but I said some horrible stuff like how they can die and go to hell. I ...
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Is this backbiting?

I said about someone that I thought someone was related to him but I said a bad name linked towards him that some people used not understanding (at that point) it was bad . It’s a name in another ...
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Will I be held accountable if I backbite in my head about someone and not say it out

I sometimes get these thought in my head and I may start to try to think about something else will I be held accountable for this as long as i do not say it out loud
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Is the amount of sin a woman receives for backbiting less than a man's?

Verse 49:12 states this about backbiting: Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? Since it does not state his or her, does this mean the amount of sin a women receives for ...
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In what sense does Allah love the poor?

I read a Hadith where apparently the prophet said ‘cause me to live amongst the poor and cause me to die poor’, is this correct? Firstly who do we consider fitting into the category of poor is it ...
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is telling someone's words to other person without change ghiba?

is there a hadith about that telling someone's words to other person without change is ghiba? i searched "telling words without change is ghiba" in google, "backbite" in sunnah.com,...
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Family exposing the sins of other family members

Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question about what the view of Islam is on exposing the sins of others in order to humilate them and destroy their good image. Also, about cutting ties with immediate ...
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Is it Backbiting (Gheybah)

My marital relationship has been broken up for my wife's illicit relationship with someone else. When any of my friends or known person ask about the reason, why the relationship has been broken. Is ...
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Is it permissible to maintain a personal diary or journal?

I was recently informed that it is frowned upon to keep a personal journal because: 1) There is a possibility of your sins being exposed to others 2) There is a possibility of unintentionally ...
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Regards a question about back biting/Gossiping

Is it considered backbiting if you tell your friend you want a divorce from your husband/wife? But you already told your husband/wife that you wanted one.
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

Suppose I'm discussing about a person in a gathering but I am not revealing that person's identity i.e. there is no way for the people in the gathering to know who that person is. Also, the people in ...
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Does doctor-patient confidentiality allow one to "backbite" to one's doctor?

There's certain things one is encouraged to tell their doctor, such as a family history of hereditary diseases. However, this could reasonably be considered backbiting (see also What is backbiting?), ...
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Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer

Is there a hadd punishment for the crime of Gheebah in Islam, and if there is what is the hadd punishment for Gheebah?Please Answer
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Is it halal to show people that someone spoke badly behind my back?

I checked social media and saw someone spoke something badly behind my back to her followers (she has like 1000 followers) without telling me. Is it possible to share screenshots of her tweets to my ...
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Is it backbiting if woman reports the advances of a non-mahram to her husband?

Backbiting is a sin in Islam, and there's even a short surah about it (Al Humazah). Islam Q&A describe it as: Gheebah or backbiting means speaking about a Muslim in his absence and saying ...
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Is it haram to discuss our father's careless employees at home?

My father owns a shop he tells us about his business and carelessness of his workers at home. Is it haram for him to do so? And is it haram us discussing about it at home? I mean he is telling us ...
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Is deliberately misgendering a transgender person a form of backbiting?

Misgendering refers to using gendered/nongendered pronouns (he, she, they, xe, e, etc.) to refer to someone who would prefer you to use other pronouns, e.g., referring to a woman using the masculine ...
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When a genuinely concerned friend asks about another friend who is struggling, how can I reply in a meaningful way without it being backbiting?

Sometimes, when I meet a friend (friend X, say) they will ask me about how another friend (friend Y) is going, with genuine concern about their well being. Friend Y might not be doing well, but I'm ...
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I have ceased contact with a boy I sinned with, but described this sin to my friends. How do I repent this, and repent backbiting? [closed]

I do my religious duties but have sinned recently. Recently I was in a relationship (for 6 months) and we have crossed the line a few times (in the first 3 months) were we kissed and touched like ...
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Is backbiting from an anonymous online account still backbiting?

Backbiting, backstabbing, or tale-bearing is to slander someone in their absence - to bite them behind their back. ... In the Baha'i Faith, Christian, Islamic and Jewish doctrine, backbiting is ...
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Should we speak about someone (when he is bad, and I'm sure about that) to aware others?

I met an celebrity lately, and found that he is a bad person, adulterer. Then someone asked me about him today, and I told him the truth. And also made aware some other girls about his bad intentions. ...
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Conditions where backbiting isn't considered as a sin? Is giving -ve feed back of employees to higher authority is considered as sin- Backbiting?

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 ...
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Will Allah forgive me for backbiting in the past since I didn't know?

I used to but now that I have recently found out it is sinful, will Allah forgive me?
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Is it okay to backbite someone by talking to yourself?

Is it okay to backbite someone with one's self? For example, if I become very angry with someone, then I go to my room and talk to myself things like "Why is he so stupid?". Backbiting normally ...
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Is adultery better than backbiting?

From this answer to the question What is backbiting and what kinds of speech are considered backbiting, I learn that backbiting is worse than committing adultery in Islam. If that's the case, does it ...
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What is backbiting and what kinds of speech are considered backbiting?

I know that in principle, backbiting is prohibited but I want to know of differences of opinion about what exactly is considered backbiting.
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When is talking behind someone's back allowed?

Backbiting (ghibah) is forbidden (haraam) in Islam. I remember some exceptions to this, where talking behind someone's back isn't considered ghibah, but I can't remember what they were. For example, ...
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