Ghibah is not an easy term to translate – there is no single equivalent word in English, although it may be loosely covered by the term “gossip”. Ghibah also includes back-biting, slandering, scandal-mongering, etc.
Islam is a practical faith which recognizes the human condition and offers achievable remedies to the problems that beset us. Every human society faces the problem of gossip, and Islam shows us how to tackle it in a sensible and humane manner. …Husayn al-‘Awayishah has researched the topic in depth, and has presented a concise guide to the evils of Ghibah and what can be done about it.