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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...