Hadith on Backbiting: If Allah seeks his faults, he will be exposed

Abu Barzah al-Aslami reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O you who have faith with their tongues but faith has not entered their hearts! Do not backbite the Muslims or seek their faults. Whoever seeks their faults, Allah will seek his faults. And if Allah seeks his faults, he will expose him even in the privacy of his house.

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4880

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ أَبِي بَرْزَةَ الأَسْلَمِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَا مَعْشَرَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِلِسَانِهِ وَلَمْ يَدْخُلِ الإِيمَانُ قَلْبَهُ لاَ تَغْتَابُوا الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُوا عَوْرَاتِهِمْ فَإِنَّهُ مَنِ اتَّبَعَ عَوْرَاتِهِمْ يَتَّبِعِ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ وَمَنْ يَتَّبِعِ اللَّهُ عَوْرَتَهُ يَفْضَحْهُ فِي بَيْتِهِ

4880 سنن أبي داود كتاب الأدب باب في الغيبة‎

4880 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث حسن صحيح في صحيح أبي داود