Expressing one’s problems and feelings to someone who can assist one

Q: I wanted to ask an important question on the topic of ghibat (backbiting) for I tend to become confused at times. Is it Haraam if you
are listening to someone’s desperate problems and discussing it as a group in that case? And that person is being oppressed by others and needs immediate support by his/her friends?


A: It is permissible for the oppressed to express his feelings to someone who can support him or bring some form of relief to him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)