A man of bad character punishes his own soul.


O ye who believe! Avoid much suspicion; verily some suspicion is a sin. And espy not, nor backbite one another:... ( Qur’an 49 : 12 )

And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those one will be questioned (by Allâh). ( Qur’an 17 : 36 )

1572. It has been reported that a man was brought before Abdullah bin Mas`ud (RA) because his beard was giving out smell of wine. Ibn Mas`ud said:

"We have been prohibited from spying (on Muslims) and finding faults (with them). But we can take to task only and only if the sin is overt. [Abu Dawud].