What happens to those who slander (Namima) others?

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HADITH: NAMIMA/calumny/slander

Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73, Number 81:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

Once the Prophet went through the grave-yards of Medina and heard the voices of two humans who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet said:

“They are being punished, but they are not being punished because of a major sin, yet their sins are great. One of them used not to save himself from (being soiled with) the urine, and the other used to go about with calumnies (Namima).”

Then the Prophet asked for a green palm tree leaf and split it into two pieces and placed one piece on each grave, saying,

“I hope that their punishment may be abated as long as these pieces of the leaf are not dried.”

end Hadith

Explanation: Regarding the man who was being tortured in the grave because of indulging in Namima or Slander, Prophet Muhammad pbuh first said that it is not a major sin by which he meant that it is a sin that can easily be overcome. He then said it is a great sin because if not controlled the punishment is painful and starts in the grave.


2 thoughts on “What happens to those who slander (Namima) others?

  1. Asalaam o alaikum!
    The retreat with Shaykh Maghraoui is inspirational! I definately recommend it for someone who sincerely wants to walk the path to Allah and cleanse the heart!
    Please keep me in your duas!


  2. I wanted to ask is the retreat with the Shakyh Mokhtar Maghraoui worthwile? I wanted to ask as it appears from your blog you have been? I want to purify my heart – I also want to go to hajj this year inshallah. So I am not sure what is best to do.

    Kind Regards


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