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Question:

 Dear Dr. Nabulsi

What is backbiting? Is it ok to tell a story that involves talking about what somebody did or said?

 Thank you

Answer

In short, Backbiting is to mention someone saying something that he/she would hate to be told about him/her.

 Best regards

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