ANSWER: It is not permissible to backbite others even when venting or sharing your frustration. It is not also permissible to write such a journal as this would be acting upon intrusive thoughts which one would be held accountable for on the day of judgement.

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ANSWER: If you talk about a person behind his back and he would not like it if he comes to know about it, this is backbiting. If you talk about this in front of a person who doesn’t know this individual, this is not sinful.

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ANSWER: He must change the topic and tell them verbally that this is sinful, if they don’t listen then he must feel bad about it in his heart and MUST leave that place and not be part of this backbiting.

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ANSWER: Give them dawah about it’s prohibition with wisdom, knowledge, good manners and diplomacy but if they are still doing it, change the topic and if they still continue, leave the room.

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ANSWER: There’s a difference between hearing and listening, if you just happen to listen without actually wanting to hear, you’re not sinful. You can wear headphones and listen to the Quran or a lecture.  You must however give them dawah about it’s prohibition but with diplomacy, good manners and wisdom.

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