Vomiting Flesh and Blood
“Two women kept fast at the time of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). They were so stricken with hunger at the end of the day that their lives were thought to be ending. They were sent to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) so that he might order them to break their fasts. He sent a cup for them telling them that they should vomit in it what they ate. One of them vomited in it fresh blood and fresh flesh which filled up half the cup. The other vomited similarly and filled up the rest of the cup. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) then said: ‘The two women fasted with lawful food but broke it with unlawful food. The two women back-bited the people and ate their flesh.’” [Ihya Ulum Id-Deen]
“Do not back-bite one another. Does one of you like that he eats the flesh of his dead brother? You would abhor it.” [Quran: Surah Al-Hujraat, Ayat 12]May we remember this Ayah and Hadith the next time we decide to backbite.