Hadith on Gossip: Punished in the grave for spreading gossip

Abu Huraira reported: We were walking with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when we passed by two graves. The Prophet stood over them and we stood with him. The color of his face changed until it was white like the sleeve of his shirt. We said, “What is wrong, O Prophet of Allah?” The Prophet said, “You cannot hear what I hear.” We said, “What is that, O Prophet of Allah?” The Prophet said, “These two men are being severely punished in their graves for a trivial matter.” We said, “What is that, O Prophet of Allah?” The Prophet said, “One of them did not take care to keep his garments clean of urine. The other harmed people with his tongue, carrying gossip between them.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 831

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ كُنَّا نَمْشِي مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَمَرَرْنَا عَلَى قَبْرَيْنِ فَقَامَ فَقُمْنَا مَعَهُ فَجَعَلَ لَوْنُهُ يَتَغَيَّرُ حَتَّى رَعَدَ كُمُّ قَمِيصِهِ فَقُلْنَا مَا لَكَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ قَالَ مَا تَسْمَعُونَ مَا أَسْمَعُ قُلْنَا وَمَا ذَاكَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ قَالَ هَذَانِ رَجُلانِ يُعَذَّبَانِ فِي قُبُورِهِمَا عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا فِي ذَنْبٍ هَيِّنٍ قُلْنَا مِمَّ ذَلِكَ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ قَالَ كَانَ أَحَدُهُمَا لا يَسْتَنْزِهُ مِنَ الْبَوْلِ وَكَانَ الآخَرُ يُؤْذِي النَّاسَ بِلِسَانِهِ وَيَمْشِي بَيْنَهُمْ بِالنَّمِيمَةِ

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