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Do You Know the Worst Type of Bankruptcy?

Do You Know the Worst Type of Bankruptcy?

The Prophet once asked his Companions, “Do you know who the bankrupt is?” The Companions said, “A bankrupt is the one who has neither dirham (money) nor wealth.” The Prophet said, “The bankrupt among my Ummah is he who would come on the Day of Judgment with prayers, fasting, and zakah; but he had offended …

I Spoke Badly Behind Someone's Back, What Should I Do?

I Spoke Badly Behind Someone's Back, What Should I Do?

Is it obligatory for a person who engaged in backbiting to repent to Allah? Is it necessary to seek the forgiveness of the person about whom he gossiped? Does he have to tell him what he said about him? Or Is it sufficient to ask his forgiveness without telling him what was said? What Should …

How Can I Stop Backbiting with School Mates?

Short Answer: Backbiting is alien to Islam. Islam promotes brotherhood and care for others, whilst backbiting seeks to destroy and it is considered one of the most destructive of major sins. In order to backbite, you need to have others to talk to and to listen to what you are saying. If these friends are the people who …

I've Ruined Someone's Life; I Feel Guilty

I've Ruined Someone's Life; I Feel Guilty

In this counseling answer: • Begin by asking for Allah’s forgiveness. • You cannot change what happened, but you can change where you go from here, learning from your mistakes to improve your future. • Get another sister to talk to her and support her. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh brother, Unfortunately, what you …

A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

A Practical Guide to Guard the Tongue

The tongue mirrors the soul. When it speaks the truth, the soul becomes luminous; and when it lies, the soul becomes crooked. The rectitude of a crooked soul is to rectify the tongue. True faith can only be attained with a true soul. A true soul can only be attained with a true tongue. So guard the tongue.

Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Is Frontbiting Less Harmful Than Backbiting?

Sometimes we think that, while backbiting is a disgraceful sin, “frontbiting”, i.e. saying things to someone about them to their face that he or she doesn’t like to hear, isn’t so bad. After all, we’re not stabbing them on the back, are we? But is it really better to stab them in the front?

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Backbiting: Causes and Remedy

Ghiebah, or backbiting, is forbidden in the Glorious Qur’an where a person who commits it is given the similitude of a person who eats the flesh of his dead brother. It is also condemned in the Sunnah. We read in a Prophetic hadith, “Verily, your blood (i.e., life), your property, and your honor are inviolable …

The Trap For Good People

What do you think the trap for good people is? It is when they backbite, and slander. We have to watch our tongues.

Wife Talks Bad about Me & My Family Behind My Back

Wife Talks Bad about Me & My Family Behind My Back

In this counseling answer: “As a last resort before contemplating divorce, it might be a good idea to seek counselling, ideally with both families present. It is advisable also for you and your wife to attend couple counselling, but since the influence of your families will also be there, it may be more helpful to have both families …



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