Backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins

Reference: Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Kitaabul-‘Ilm

The Shaykh (rahima-hullaah) mentions:

If backbiting of the layman ranks amongst the major sins, then backbiting of the scholar is much greater. This is because the effects of backbiting of the scholar does not rest at him only, rather it rests upon him and that which he possesses in knowledge of the Sharee’ah.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.