Holy Prophet PBUH said:
“He who stirs enmity among people, by quoting their words to each other, will not enter Paradise.” [Bukhari]
Backbiting Have Become Common Practice
Unfortunately, this is a common social habit nowadays. Rather than mending relations with people, Satan makes us excited about doing gossiping. We make fun of people and do backbiting. We should refuse to listen to what other people have done or said. If we are being told is wrong then it is even bigger both for the person listening it and the person telling it.
Little bit of shadow remain in our thing even if we do not believe what we heard. The very next time, when that person does something similar to what you heard then you would certainly have a flash back of what you heard but not believed at that time. Holy Prophet also used to tell his companions not to say things about each other as he did not want to meet them with worry or distress in his heart. The person who gossips and carry tales from one person to another then it should be done in the guise of well wishers. First these people sympathize with one party and then they go to other people and start doing gossiping about it. A person who behaves like this is being two faced.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“You find that among the worst people is someone who is two-faced, showing one face to some and another face to others.” [Bukhari]
Backbiting Costs You
Beauty of Islam is that instead of presenting a remedy after sin has been committed, it grabs it from its roots. Islam believes in the elimination of sin from the first point of its origination. Backstabbing and backbiting can result into lot of serious problems such as personal reputation and image of a person is destroyed and it creates hatred in society.
Islam asks us to stop talking foul about anyone. If you know some story about someone then you should not pass it to anyone else. Even if you have seen it by yourself then Islam recommends us to hide the sin of that person.
Shut your ears against anything you hear about any person. Never be part of such discussions. Even if you have a chance to hear something about someone then never believe it until you have some solid facts. Never believe the rumors and do not be a part of spreading any rumor.