Listening to backbiting

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Question: What is the ruling regarding listening to backbiting?

Response: Listening to backbiting is prohibited, because [in doing so you are showing your] approval of this detested act. [In addition to that], backbiting is from the major sins, so it is obligatory to rebuke the one doing so.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

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.