Slander and backbiting has been condemned by the Noble Qur’ân which compares the act of carrying tales to that of carrying wood. The allegory is superb. Just as wood spreads fire, so does backbiting which ignites passions, creates ill-will, and foments hatred.
There are several Verses in the Noble Qur’an denouncing the tendency to evil talk:
“A slanderer going about with calumnies.” (68:11)
“Not a word does he utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).” (50:18)
“Woe to every slanderer and backbiter.” (104:1)
The Arabic word for slandering is Nameemah, referred to as the act of carrying tales from one person to another. However, Nameemah is much more than this. It also includes disclosure of information, whether oral, written, or symbolic expression, calculated to tarnish a person’s image.
We hope that this book will appeal all of us . Through this, We will get an idea of the importance that Islam attaches to the need for right conduct, which leads to right action. May Allah the Almighty guide us on the right path. Ameen!