Giving advice and mentioning others faults. The prophet peace be upon him said: “Religion is also giving a good advice” »الدين النصيحة» This is an exception for “back biting” ولا يغتب بعضكم بعضاً الشوكاني and النووي had said that backbiting would be permissible for legitimate reasons. .
The prophet peace be upon him said: “Religion is also giving a good advice”»الدين النصيحة»
This is an exception for “back biting” ولا يغتب بعضكم بعضاً
الشوكاني and النووي had said that backbiting would be permissible for legitimate reasons.What if someone asks about another person, what am I allowed to say?
Backbiting is allowed in giving a good advice”the following situations:
When one was asked for an honest advice, such as for marriage or partnership.
In case of oppression, and he needed to complain to uplift the oppression. In where he complains to the one that is able to uplift the oppression.
Needing help to change the evil
Asking for a fatwa, but stay as anonymous as possible.
Cautioning Muslims from his evilness
If he is someone that is publicly announcing his evilness.
Someone known for that name, such as the lame one, shortie
بيتين ، فقال :الذم ليس بغيبة في ستة ... متظلم ومُعرِّف ومحذرولمظهر فسقا ومستفت ومَنْ ... طلب الإعانة في إزالة منكر"When is backbiting allowed?
Try not to go for backbiting, and try discouraging, giving a good advice”by saying “not recommended”, without mentioning the faults in details to preserve privacies.
Be brief as much as possible
He may go in details if needed to caution the questioner.
Some scholars did mention, that he may mention the fault that relates to the issue and the decision making.
Other scholars do mention that he should only stay at not recommending without mentioning faults.How to mention the faults?