Tale Carying And Its Consequences.
|Source : Narrated by Al-Bukhari, hadith 6135|
Truly Allah is just. Truly Allah calls back his servants!
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has warned his ummah numerous times about this because it is a cause for the Muslims, who should have mercy in their hearts for one another, to split and fight among each other.
To demonstrate the abhorrence of being caught indulging in this sin. It was narrated that Ibn Mas'ood said: "We were with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) when a man got up and left. Immediately another man spoke disparagingly of him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to him: `Clean between your teeth.' He asked, `Why do I need to clean between my teeth? I have not eaten any meat.' He said, `You have eaten your brother's flesh.'" (Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani).
It does not take a genius to figure out that the tale-carrier will not come to you and say "I am a tale-carrier and I backbite and gossip."
Instead, he will come to you and say something like "I am only warning you of a person's evil and you should stay away from that person."
But in actuality, it is he who the world should be warned about.
There is a FINE LINE between tale-carrying and warning people of someone's great evil, a subject we believe we should all take the time to learn about.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): "Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him say something good or else let him keep silent.