Is backbiting the food of the dogs of Jahannam?

Question

I heard a Hadith that ghibah [backbiting] is the diet of the dogs of Jahannam, is this true?

 

Answer

I have not come across this in any authentic Hadith source. This appears in Shi’ah sources.

The narration should not be quoted until the chain can be located and then verified.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar