Backbiting and slander is prohibited in Islam
It all started at the end of 2014, when my application for a transfer to a new school was approved. I knew nothing about it until this month. Little that l realized that there are already some input in defamation even before l registered myself to a new school. Why would someone damage someone's reputation by trying to embarrass them with false acquisition?
These malicious falsehoods bring nothing good to any party but people keep doing it for whatever reason. In my case, the falsehood get to my ears and we all know instinctively what libel or defamation is — making false statements of fact that harm another’s reputation. I was taken back with such fiction making me think if it is satire or parody? A third person with some authority in the mentioned falsehood confronted the culprit and she is now jumping on the hot pan.
Backbiting and slander is prohibited in Islam. Islam demands that our relationship with mankind should be one of sincerity and responsibility. It should be one where we have respect for the honor, reputation and privacy of others. Islam teaches us that we are not only held accountable for our own attitudes and actions but also for anything else over which we have control or influence over, in our society or the world around us.
Do not treat the issue of Backbiting & Slander with indifference because it is a great sin
"Behold, you received it on your tongues, and said out of your mouths things which you had no knowledge; and you thought it to be a light matter, while it was most serious in the sight of God" (24: 15)
Many of us back bite and gossip without thinking. We think it is minor matter, however God reminds us to be careful and even though we think we are doing something little it is in fact very big in the sight of God!