Fatwa ID: 03287
Answered by: Maulana Irfan Ali
In Islam, is it considered backbiting if you're ranting about someone's treatment towards you? Or is that haram?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It has sadly become part of a lot of Muslims nature to belittle other Muslims and backbite regarding each other. Islam has really put a harsh punishment in the hereafter upon backbiting yet it is the one thing which occupies the majority of our gatherings. The biggest problem we face is not realizing how severe this act is. Sometimes not realizing that we are even involved in such actions may Allah save us.
There are six points which are telling about someone which if he was to hear he would dislike are considered allowed they are the following matters
1. Complaining to a higher authority
4. Committing evil openly
5. When advice is sought
6. Asking for help in removing evil
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Irfan Ali
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham