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Does doctor-patient confidentiality allow one to "backbite" to one's doctor?

Doctor-patient confidentiality of and by itself does not provide a blanket exemption to backbiting. However, when discussing family history or hereditary diseases with the intention of reaping a ...
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

If it is like you've explained it has good chances not to be backbiting. As backbiting is defined in the sunnah in: Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His ...
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Is it backbiting if woman reports the advances of a non-mahram to her husband?

No, if a woman reports the advances of a non-mahram (or a mahram for that matter) to her husband, this is not considered backbiting (whether doing so is advisable is a different matter). Allah has ...
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Should we speak about someone (when he is bad, and I'm sure about that) to aware others?

In this case you should avoid Backbiting or ghaybah الغيبة. ... And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear ...
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Regards a question about back biting/Gossiping

This is best answered by what quoting the Islamic definition of backbiting, you can use this as a criteria for assessing whether something is considered as back biting or not: It was narrated from ...
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Will Allah forgive me for backbiting in the past since I didn't know?

Only Allah knows. Remember Allah is the most merciful and if you truly repent having done it, you need not worry anymore.
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Will Allah forgive me for backbiting in the past since I didn't know?

If you did not know then it is not a sin and you will be forgiven. However it is must for you to learn about things, know things, understand them and now that you know you should never do it again. ...
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Is it still backbiting if I don't mention the name of the person being backbit?

The prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Backbiting is to mention your brother with that which he dislikes.” [Muslim, Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud] Imam al-Barkawi said in al-Tariqa al-...
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Is there a hadd punishment for gheebah/backbiting? Please Answer

No there are only hadd punishment for what goes against one of the five fundamental goals of shari'a مقاصد الشريعة which are (I'll quote example cases where the punishment may apply for each of them): ...
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Which is worse, backbiting or lying?

Alhamdulillah, You won’t have to do both. You can keep your answers ambiguous this way you are neither lying nor backbiting. Both are sins that Allah will punish. We should never ever lie because if ...
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Is this backbiting?

Asalamualaikum, If you say something that the other person will hate to hear then it is known as backbiting. In your case, if you had spoken a bad word then it will be counted as backbiting even if it ...
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Will I be held accountable if I backbite in my head about someone and not say it out

Allah does not hold us accountable for involuntary thoughts as long as we do not speak about it or act upon them. Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “...
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Is the amount of sin a woman receives for backbiting less than a man's?

In the name of Allah the most gracious and the merciful, As salaamu alaikum was rahmatullahi wa barakatahu The verse which you quoted is from Surah Al-hujarat and it is as follows O believers! Avoid ...
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Family exposing the sins of other family members

The sin of talking bad about people whether it be slander backbiting or anything is a major sin and what ur brothers family.etc are doing is one of the worst things a human can do it is because this ...
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Is it halal to show people that someone spoke badly behind my back?

Backbiting (...speaking about a Muslim in his absence and saying things that he would not like to have spread around or mentioned Islam Q&A) is a sin in Islam and the punishment is described in ...
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Is it haram to discuss our father's careless employees at home?

Here's the definition of backbiting the Prophet gave: Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: Do you know what is backbiting? They (the Companions) said: Allah and His Messenger know ...
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Is deliberately misgendering a transgender person a form of backbiting?

In Islam you mustn't disrespect people but you also mustn't comfort one into their sin (that is a sin). Feeling like the opposite of their gender is something, and actually going out of one's way to ...
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Is deliberately misgendering a transgender person a form of backbiting?

I really believe that your question is not islamic, maybe I'm wrong, but you have to prove me that transgender is not a sin regarded from an islamic point of view. Some hadiths refers to man behaving ...
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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?

Based on what I’ve perceived of your interesting query, I presume that in case it would be permissible (not backbiting) that it is related to: Helping in eliminating/preventing sin, and turning the ...
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Is backbiting from an anonymous online account still backbiting?

Yes Backbiting is always backbiting.Here is something to understand that if you are harmed by someone and you are telling someone about what that person did with you. doing this is not a backbiting ...
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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?

Assalamualaikum wr wb There are 6 cases in which you can talk about a person in their absence. Complaining (feedback) to a person of authority. Seeking help in changing an evil and turning evils to ...
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