Is it considered backbiting if you’re ranting about someone’s treatment towards you?

CategoriesMiscellaneous [665]

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

2.    Identifying

3.    Warning

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 

About the author