Q: Salam people @ our MSA start rumors. Imam since y’ur imparting knowledge to em can u giv em advice on the evil of gossiping, spreading lies n rumors n messing up lives. Can u tlk bout tis on Fridy nite fiqh. gt4witnesses 2 lies! I cannot attend due 2 work. post up plse. (text)
A: When students lose focus of their goals and turn university life into a social den, then it is of no surprise that students resort to such lowly unwanted behaviors.
Gossiping is forbidden in Islam. So is lies and rumors. Those that do it would have to give a great portion of their positive (thawab) reward to those that they have victimized. Those that lie become worthy of the curse of Allah (Ayah). Those that spread rumors and fill their lives with sharing falsities regarding others must note the claim of the Quran when it asks: Do you love to eat the flesh of your fellow Muslim? (ayah)
Such rumor mongers, regardless of their outlook, i.e. MSA member, Muslim, etc. are in reality hurting themselves, their religion as well as the organization they claim to represent. Such lowly persons must be prayed for and assisted to attain their best.
Rotten apples must be treated. The rotten portion must be cut for the betterment of the whole. Rotten portions must be eliminated and let back into the group once cleansed. They must be taught the value of representing the self and the dignity of others as Islam demands. To not do this is a great disservice to all.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.
p.s. When texting us, please use decent grammar. I do not have a texting dictionary or slang book to look up what you saying.
p.p.s. MSA president, if this is indeed a Utah case, is more than welcome to comment.