Hadith on Backbiting – Gossip – Bukhari

Islamic Quotes on Backbiting

hadith on backbiting and gossip


It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbas said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed by two graves and said,

“They are being punished, but they are not being punished for anything that was difficult to avoid. One of them used to walk about spreading malicious gossip (nameemah), and the other used not to take precautions to avoid getting urine on himself when he urinated.”

Then he called for a green branch, which he split in two and planted a piece on each grave, and said,

“May their torment be reduced so long as these do not dry out.”

[al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23, Number 443]