Backbiting – A Cancer in our Society

Nowadays, the vast majority of Muslims have plunged into the destructive evil of backbiting. Due to this evil, a number of homes have turned into a battlefield. Backbiting has parted families, friends, relatives and people by putting up the walls of hatred in the homes, localities and markets. A large number of people are not even aware of the definition of backbiting, despite the fact that knowing necessary laws and ruling is Fard-e-‘Ayn (individual obligation) on each ‘Aaqil and Baaligh (sane and adult) Muslim, and those who do not know the necessary rulings about it are sinners and deserve Hell.

اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه, with strong keenness of reforming the Ummah, compiled the detailed information of backbiting spread in various books into simple writing, in one book under the title ‘Backbiting – A Cancer in our Society’.

One especial feature of this book is that it contains hundreds of examples of people from different walks of life indulged in this evil committing backbiting on different occasions for example:

٭   Examples of backbiting committed on the occasions of engagement and wedding.

٭   Backbiting regarding businessmen.

٭   Examples of backbiting committed by Na’at reciters against one another.


Following topics are the part of this distinctive book:

٭   The prohibition of doing and listening to backbiting

٭   Difference between backbiting and slandering

٭   Elements which incite people to commit backbiting

٭   Backbiting of those who are alive and those who have passed away

٭   Backbiting of Na-Baaligh (one who has not attained puberty)

٭   Which child’s backbiting is permissible and which one’s is impermissible?

٭   Method of getting rid of backbiting

٭   Detailed cure etc., for backbiting


Apart from all these topics, other epidemics such as pride, tale-telling, slandering etc., have also been added in this book as well as this unique book is adorned with hundreds of Madani pearls on different topics. Furthermore, a booklet ‘Excellence in Forgiving and Tolerance and an Important Madani Will’ has been added at the end of this book in relation to some topics. By the mercy of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, it is hoped that the Islamic brothers and the Islamic sisters, after reading this book, will feel regret and remorse for committing the sinful act of backbiting till now. When they will read about the hair-raising punishments of backbiting, they will shudder with deep fear. If they get overwhelmed by the heart-felt regret then tears will come out of their eyes spontaneously out of Divine fear.

اَلْحَمْدُ للہ عَزَّوَجَلَّ! This book gained matchless popularity, one can judge from it that from 2009 to 2017, only in Urdu language, 155000 copies have been published. Besides, it has also been translated into Hindi, Sindhi, English and Gujarati languages. So, buy this book from Maktaba-tul- Madinah (Dawat-e-Islami) as soon as possible and besides reading it yourself, also motivate other Islamic brothers to read it. Moreover, this book, in different languages, can also be read online from Dawat-e-Islami’s website:, or can be downloaded and can also be printed out for free.





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