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A woman back-biting her husband after a fight

A woman back-biting her husband after a fight
The third question of Fatwa no. 20721

Q 3: A man sometimes picks a fight with his wife and she becomes angry. When she sits with her children, she starts saying things about her husband and her family, since man in his anger may utter what he does not understand. Is this considered Ghibah (backbiting) and insult to her husband? Please, advise. May Allah reward you!

A: If this woman says about her husband what he hates, it will be considered forbidden backbiting under the Shari`ah (Islamic law). Therefore, she must sincerely repent to Allah and hope for His reward for the fights triggered between her husband and her. She should be patient and kind to her husband, and not reveal the disputes with her husband to her children or anybody else. Revealing such things constitutes countering evil with evil, thus widening dispute. This also instigates the children against their father and may cause quarrels with their father, sever relations and become undutiful to him.

(Part No. 26; Page No. 23)

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'


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