Brotherhood and Companionship

Talking About Sins of Others

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question : Talking about sins to other

Answer : About talking about ones sins to other: if someone says to someone that “I too did this before but it is not the right thing to do, so please be careful” will that be considered disclosing ones sins? cause the aim is to prevent the other from doing the same.

What if someone says that “I didnt wear hijab before” to a non-muslim?

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

The principle is that one doesn’t talk about one’s sins–past or present–unless there is a genuine reason or specific benefit in doing so, that cannot otherwise be reasonably fulfilled.

When one does mention a sin, for such reason, it would be considered akin to a necessity. The principles of necessity are that:
(1) Necessity can dictate exceptions
(2) Exceptions are limited to the extent of necessity–and conditioned by the Sacred Law, not whim.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani.