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Talebearing

Talebearing-النميمة

1. Beware of talebearing, for indeed it plants [the seed of] rancour and distances one from Allah and the people.

1ـ إيّاكَ والنَّمِيمَةَ، فَإنَّها تَزْرَعُ الضَّغِينَةَ، وتُبَعِّدُ عَنِ اللّهِ وَالنّاسِ.

2. The worst [type of] truthful speech is gossip.

2ـ أسْوَءُ الصِّدْقِ النَّمِيمَةُ.

3. Talebearing is the characteristic of a traitor.

3ـ اَلنَّمِيمَةُ شيمَةُ المارِقِ.

4. Talebearing is an offense [and a sin] that cannot be forgotten.

4ـ اَلنَّمِيمَةُ ذَنْبٌ لايُنْسى.

5. The worst trait is talebearing.

5ـ بِئْسَ الشّيمَةُ النَّميمَةُ.

6. One who seeks to slander [others] by talebearing is fought by the near one and hated by the one who is far [from him].

6ـ مَنْ سَعى بِالنَّميمَةِ حارَبَهُ القَريبُ ومَقَتَهُ البَعيدُ.

7. One who narrates to you [about others] narrates [to others] about you.

7ـ مَنْ نَقَلَ إلَيْكَ نَقَلَ عَنْكَ.

8. Do not be quick in accepting the words of a talebearer, even if he resembles the good advisers, for indeed the slanderer oppresses the one whom he slanders [about] and deceives the one whom he slanders to.

8ـ لاتَعْجِلَنَّ إلى تَصْديقِ واش وإنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِالنّاصِحينَ فَإنَّ السّاعِيَ ظالِمٌ لِمَنْ سَعى بِهِ غاشٌّ لِمَنْ سَعى إلَيْهِ.

9. Be neither scandalmongers nor revealers of others’ secrets.

9ـ لاتَكُونُوا مَساييحَ ولامَذاييعَ.

10. Trustworthiness and talebearing do not go together.

10ـ لاتَجْتَمِعُ أمانَةٌ ونَميمَةٌ.

11. Belie slander and talebearing, whether it is false or true.

11ـ أكْذِبِ السِّعايَةَ والنَّميمَةَ باطِلَةً كانَتْ أوْ صَحيحَةً.

12. The slanderer is a liar to the one whom he spreads his slander and an oppressor to the one whom he slanders about.

12ـ اَلسّاعي كاذِبٌ لِمَنْ سَعى إلَيْهِ ظالِمٌ لِمَنْ سَعى عَلَيْهِ.