Q: Kaffara of gheebat? How to repent for backbiting to avoid its punishment in this life and the hereafter?
A: If the person whose gheebat was made does not know about the gheebat, then one may ask him for maaf in a general way. One does not have to inform him of the gheebat. One should also seek forgiveness on behalf of himself and the person he has made gheebat of.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)