Admonition Against Tale Carrying (Nameemah)
by Abul Hasan Maalik
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu ‘ala rasulullaah
Shaikh al-’Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) mentioned:“Everything that is uncovered and exposed, and is disliked, falls under the category of Nameema.”
The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “La Yadkhul al-Jannata Namaam (The Namaam will not enter Paradise)…
…Imam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) mentioned regarding this matter that the Namaam will not enter Jannah with those who have been given success. And as Ibn Hajar (rahimahullaah) said in FatHul-Baaree: “He will not be from those who enter Paradise with the first and the foremost of the inhabitants of Paradise.”
Here we see… that the likes of this evil action slows a person up, prevents a person from entering Paradise with the Faa`eezeen, those who are successful, those with whom Allaah is pleased. If there was nothing else, ya ikhwaan, that we mentioned today from the evils of Nameema (spreading tales, carrying tales), if there was nothing other than this great evil – of slowing you from Paradise – then how great is this Wa’eed (threat), ya ikhwaan?…
Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Shouldn’t I inform you of the best from amongst you?” They (the companions) said: Of course, oh Messenger of Allaah. He (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Those who when they are seen, Allaah is remembered.”
Because they remind you of the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). They remind you of the ayat of Allaah Tabarak wa Ta’aala. They are people who are walking with the Sunnah.
Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Shouldn’t I inform you of the worst from amongst you?” They (the companions) said: Of course, oh Messenger of Allaah. He (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Those who walk through the earth spreading tales (and tale-carrying), and corrupting the relations between people.”
And this is the reality, ya ikhwaan, of the namaam (the tale carrier). They corrupt the relations between people.
The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Indeed, the worst of the people with Allaah are those with two faces, those who go to some people with the statement of others, and go to the others with the statement of the first group.” They are the worst of the people with Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala, as informed by Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
When we contacted the mashayikh – from them Shaikh Ubaid al-Jaabiree and Shaikh Muhammad Bazmool (hafidhahumullaah) – and we asked them regarding this matter of an individual who would do the likes of this, going to one masjid and speaking evil of people and going to another and speaking evil of people, and both of them said: “This is a Satanic Path. Advise them, admonish them with the fear of Allaah, and if they don’t stop what they are doing, then warn against them publicly, and we are with you in your warning against them!”
Let us now, ikhwaan, have a community where the tale carrier finds no safehaven, where the tale carrier finds no protection, where the tale carrier finds no port in the storm! But rather, ikhwaan, we make it difficult upon them, and spread what they have done, mention who they are, and warn against them – if they do not cease and desist – for what they are doing is destroying the community, and destroying families and destroying relations.
Allaah is displeased for you Qeela wa Qaal (he said, she said [from the Prophet's hadeeth "Allaah is pleased for you three and hates for you three..."]).
Shaikh Rabee’ (Bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, hafidhahullaah) said about this Qeela wa Qaal that it is engaging in false speech and spreading tales of illicit sexual acts.
Allaah said (what means):Verily, those who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual intercourse should be propagated among those who believe, they will have a painful torment in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allaah knows and you know not. [An-Noor, ayah 19]
Imam As-Sa’dee (rahimahullaah) said regarding this tremendous verse: “As for those who love the spread of al-Fahisha` – evil actions, grave matters, sinful affairs, tales of fornication, tales of adultery, and the likes – <—–these are those matters. Allaah said those who love to spread them, Allaah has prepared for them a painful punishment in this life and the next…”