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Qualities of Allah:
Salam,
What does 4:148 mean, "Allah does not like negative thoughts to be voiced—except by those who have been wronged. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing."

What does this verse mean by "except those who have been wronged?" I read a tafsir and I still did not get it. It said something like "Allah does not like backbiting except when someone oppressed seeks counseling." For some reason, I still do not get it. What does that mean? Like when someone gets bullied and goes to a therapist they can say negative things about the bully?

QuranSearchCom:
Wa Alaikum As'salam,

‏4:148 لايحب الله الجهر بالسوء من القول الا من ظلم وكان الله سميعا عليما


Allah Almighty does not like us to boast about wrong doings and/or scandalizing ourselves or others, except when it comes to amending and fixing and repenting.  There you would need to make it known that you have wronged the people you have wronged and that you are taking full responsibility and that you are working on fixing:

www.answering-christianity.com/quran_moral_code.htm


Take care,
Osama Abdallah

QuranSearchCom:
So for example, if I committed zina in the past, Allah Almighty does not like me to scandalize myself about it.  If I already repented and ceased doing the sin, and it's been dead for many years, then no need to resurrect it unnecessarily to anyone and everyone.  You wouldn't need to know for example if I did.  I wouldn't be required to tell you.  However, if I want to marry a woman and she wants to know about my past, then I would required to tell her, because that would now involve marriage and a commitment from both sides.  The same goes if I hold a position for example that would require for this information to be known. 

If I sin, and my sin caused harm to others, such as lying at work that caused someone to get fired or get demoted while it wasn't their fault, then I am required to speak up openly, repent and amend, and pay up for damages.  Otherwise, my repentance will not be accepted by Allah Almighty.  The Quran makes this condition very clear:

www.answering-christianity.com/quran_moral_code.htm  (see entry #248)

Qualities of Allah:
Jazakallah for the reply brother Osama. I also just found another answer that says that if someone is bad you cannot talk bad about him unless he causes a lot of oppression to people and you want to say the bad things about him in order to WARN them from him. Is that interpretation right?

Qualities of Allah:

--- Quote from: Qualities of Allah on April 06, 2021, 02:20:12 PM ---Jazakallah for the reply brother Osama. I also just found another answer that says that if someone is bad you cannot talk bad about him unless he causes a lot of oppression to people and you want to say the bad things about him in order to WARN potential victims from him. Is that interpretation right?

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So what do you think about this other interpretation I found?

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