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Gheebat (backbiting)

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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.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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