Hadith for Children

Do Not Backbite

Muhammad Jawaid Attari Madani

The beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said:

لَا تَغْتَابُوْا الْمُسْلِمِیْنَ

“Do not backbite Muslims.”[1]

To insult someone by mentioning their hidden fault, which they do not want others to know, is considered backbiting.[2]

Dear children! Backbiting is a terrible habit that affects your relationship with Allah and people. Backbiting hurts people’s feelings. Allah does not like backbiting at all. The good deeds of the one who backbites are given to the one he is backbiting. If you refrain from backbiting now, you will find it easier to stay away from it, and other sins, when you are older. You will also find it easier to perform good deeds, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.

Common examples of Backbiting amongst Children

Dear children! Never backbite about someone else; it is the act of bad children. The Ameer of Ahl Al-Sunnah, Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ has written some common examples of backbiting amongst children. For example:

*   He stole my sweets and ate them.

*   He is a naughty child.

*   He talks bad of me to his mother.

*   His nose is always runny.

*   He always loses his pencils.

*   The teacher scolded him yesterday.

*   He stole money from his dad’s pocket.

*   His mother beat him a lot that day. [3]

May Allah Almighty grant us the ability to refrain from backbiting and other sins.

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن  صَلَّی اللہ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلہٖ وَسَلَّم

[1] Abu Dawood, vol. 4, p. 354, Hadith 4880

[2] Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 3, p. 532

[3] Gheebat ki Tabah Kariyan, pp. 55 - 56





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