Woe to every (kind of) scandal-monger and-backbiter.
Quran translation, 104:1
I don’t support, encourage of condone terrorism, but nor do I support, encourage of condone the slander and backbiting of another Muslim just because they’ve been accused of terrorism that we see every day on social media.
Just imagine Omar Mateen’s judgement before Allaah or one of the other alleged criminals we’ve had recently…
Even if they have done what it is alleged, even if all the allegations against their character and past life are true, how many of you have still given your a large portion of your good deeds to them by slandering and backbiting?
Perhaps some of their sins might be forgiven by Allaah after such an accounting is made with the tens of thousands of people posting things online about these events without verification, mocking, laughing, slandering and backbiting whilst maybe you might go to hell-fire as first your good deeds are given to them, and then their sins loaded upon your back.
Narrated Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (salallahu alayhi wa salam) asked: “Do you know who is bankrupt?” They (the Companions of the Prophet) replied: “A bankrupt man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth.” Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The poor of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakat but since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, shed the blood of others and beat others, his virtues would be credited to the accounts of others (who suffered at his hands). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then the other’s sins will be entered in (his account) and he will be thrown in the Fire of Hell.”