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Slandering and backbiting my family members in front of my friends.


I have slandered and backbitten alot of my family members infront of my friend who have never met my family. I don’t have the courage to ask forgiveness from them  .I have repented alot from Allah and I always make dua for them and give charity on their behalf too. Do I still have confess to them and then ask for forgiveness?


Salam alaikum

its good you are concerned about religious matters.

Confession of backbiting is not required when it can complicate the relations…

Just try to abstain from this sin, nothing extra required apart from what you have already done.

We suggest you to go to the link mentioned below for some further details.


Syed Asad Jamal Zaidi