Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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How do I repent from gossiping?
100 level Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that of the worst kind of charactery character traits that a human being can have most of them are non is that they speak about other people without them giving the opportunity to defend themselves. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he defined it by saying the cuca A haka be my Accra DTV my Muslim is that you speak ill of your brother, your your sister in a way that they would hate if they were standing there, and therefore gossiping and speaking about someone outside their presence is one of the lowly character traits that all societies and as a universal value is
rejected. The second thing that's important is that if you have done that, which is natural, all of us at some point in time we've been dismissive of someone, even the blesseds lady is a Chateau de Allahu Ana. She made a small mistake as is recorded by Lima Muslim, she was sitting with the prophets I said them she saw Sophia having to hire the Allahu Allah chat a little bit of jealousy with her and she said to the prophets, I said Lamia Rasul Allah, on gorillas have he has wahaca workover on messenger of Allah look at Sophia Look how short she is. The prophets I send them his face darkened with anger. And he said to her yeah Isha inequality, Kalamata lamouchi, Jet FEMA in
Buhari limited yet, he just spoke a word that if it was to be dipped in an ocean, it would pollute it. You know, it's a dismissive comment. It's a sorry, a sarcastic comment about someone else. It's a descriptive comment about someone else, that if they heard it, they wouldn't be happy. That's not even entirely sharing other people's personal details, things that they're ashamed of thing that they don't want other people to know. So think of the importance of guarding people's privacy. Think of the importance of sheltering people hoping that Allah will shelter us the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says to us that the one who hides the mistakes of a person doesn't broadcast
their errors that they're seeking and struggling with from other people, then Allah will shelter their error is shelter them from their errors on the day of judgment and in their public life. How do we overcome it? Well, number one, be careful with your tongue cool phallic, haha, the prophet system, or anthro, the Allahu anhu, the hadith of woolly mammoth telemovie, I warn you about this tongue, because its consequences, its harvest on the Day of Judgment shall bring people to ruin. Think of what you say, number two, if you've made that mistake, and men for it. So go back and say to the people who you shared that news with, I really shouldn't have spoken like that. Please don't
share it with other people. I made a mistake. And I asked Allah to forgive me and men for it. Number Number three, in addition, is to add something good in place of something ruinous that you have said, say Actually, I shouldn't have said that. Really what I know about this brother, what I know about this sister is this, this and this and this and compensate for the mistake by sharing valuable information. Number four, if what you have said was a fatal injury statement. I think it's entirely right for you to let the person know that you shared something that they didn't want people to know about that they didn't expect to hear from other people knowing about it that has come out of your
tongue. Sometimes you need to say and be and to man up for lack of better words and say I'm sorry, forgive me. I shouldn't have misspoke. I shouldn't have said that about you. But I've gone back and I've clarified it, I asked you about a lot.
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