Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) said:
"Backbiting is worse than unlawful intercourse"
This Hadith continues with the Companions asking the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) why backbiting is more severe.
Allah's Messenger (S.A.W) replied that the person who fornicates is forgiven by Allah if he sincerely repents but the one who backbites is not forgiven until the person he transgressed against forgives him.
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