Shaykh Abdul Mohsin Al-Abbaad said, “Busying yourself with warning (tahdeer) and busying yourself with people…
“What do you say about this person and what do you say about so-and-so person? Should or shouldn’t we warn against this person?”
Some people do not know anything else except warning and busying himself with warning. They do not know anything about the fundamentals of knowledge! The only things he busies himself with are these matters. It is not appropriate for a Muslim that his main task is speaking about people or asking about people. And that the only thing he busies himself with is people!
Rather he should busy himself with knowledge without talking about people.
True; a person whose evil, sinfulness and harm has become clear, then it is possible to warn against him. But not everybody who falls into an error or mistake should be warned against. Because if this was the case, then nobody would be left!
Who is the one who has never fallen into error, and who is the one who posses only good…
It is upon a person to take care of his good deeds, without loosing some of them or sharing them with the people [via backbiting others unjustly].
He should keep [these good deeds] for himself, and leave the people and warning against them alone.
What he needs to do is busy himself with beneficial knowledge and educate others if he is qualified to do so. And if he is not qualified, then he should learn.”
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie