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Backbiting

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Q: Is it kufr to backbite a Muslim to a non Muslim? Also is it kufr to complaint against a Muslim to a non Muslim if he has harmed you for the purpose of correcting him so that he doesn’t do the same mistake again?

Bismillaah

A: It is not kufr, but it is a serious crime.

No. Why should you refer your problems to a non-Muslim and bring about the disgrace of a muslim in the presence of a kaafir.

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

 

Answered by:

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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