Backbiting means to say bad things about a person when he/she is not present. It is a very bad habit which Allah has strongly condemned in the Quran. Allah says: O you who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible), for suspicion in some cases is a sin: and spy not on each other, nor speak ill of each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, would you abhor it. But fear Allah, for Allah is Oft-Returning, Most-Merciful. (Al-Hujarat 49:12) In this verse Allah stresses his disgust with backbiting … Continue reading Backbiting and cursing.