Backbiting a non-Muslim

Q: If you backbite about non-muslims will you get the sin of backbiting?


A: Engaging in nonsensical talks and inciting one against the other is obviously wrong and sinful, whether it is a Muslim or a non-Muslim. This is what normally happens in backbiting.

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

وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ ﴿القصص: ٧٧﴾

عن علي بن حسين قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إن من حسن إسلام المرء تركه ما لا يعنيه (جامع الترمذي # 2318)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)