What should we do if we cannot leave a place where people talk about others behind their backs and we have to listen to them?
Submitted by on Tue, 22/03/2016 - 00:07
Dear Brother / Sister,
When you see that you cannot prevent people from backbiting, read the following prayer and leave that place if it is possible:
"Allahummaghfirli wa liman ightabnahu"
"O Allah! Forgive us and the person we backbit.”(Suyuti, al-Fathu’l-Kabir, I/87)
If you cannot leave that place, you will not be held responsible for the statements including backbiting that you hear involuntarily.
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