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Q: When you use to gossip and you ask Allah for forgiveness and promise never to do it again. Should you also ask the people you gossip about for forgiveness or is the one between you and Allah Ta’ala enough?


A: If the people whose gheebat you had made do not know about the gheebat, then ask them for maafi in a general way. You do not have to inform them of the gheebat. You should also seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala for yourself and for all those people whose gheebat you made.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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