Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother?
July 24, 2010 8:12am CST
this question is mentioned in the Holy Quran, it is not really about eating the flesh of your dead brother, but it is like a proverb to make you understand what Gheebah (Backbiting) is, and now let's discuss what the Holy Quran said about Backbiting. Gheebah(Backbiting) means talking about somebody in his/her absence in such a manner that he/she would dislike, even if what was narrated was true. If it was not true, then it would be a bigger sin and it is called Buhtan (false accusation). the Holy Quran: [049:012] O ye who believe! Shun much suspicion; for lo! some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother ? Ye abhor that (so abhor the other)! And keep your duty (to Allah). Lo! Allah is Relenting, Merciful. The Prophet (pbuh) defined backbiting when he said: "Do you know what is meant by backbiting?" They said, "Allah and His Messenger know best." He said, "To say something about your brother which he dislikes." One asked, "Even if what I say is true about my brother?" He replied, "If such defects you say are true about him, then you have backbitten him, and if he doesn't have what you say, then you have committed slander against him." (Related by Muslim, Abu Dawood, and Tirmidhi) More details about Backbiting can be reached at: http://www.islamawareness.net/Backbiting/ now, do you understand what backbiting is ? Would you like to eat the flesh of your dead brother?