An employee slandered his colleague before the boss
and succeeded in worsening the relations between him and the boss, which made the latter file false reports against the slandered employee. The slandering employee confessed to what he did on the pretext that he was trying to earn his living by showing favoritism to the boss, who was young and ignorant. The slandered employee, by way of revenge, reported against the slandering person before a government official to prevent him from taking an agricultural loan and succeeded in his revenge. What is the ruling on the act committed by the second employee bearing in mind that the first employee started the transgression, as he already confessed?
Each of them did wrong and has to ask forgiveness from the wronged party. If they do not ask forgiveness from each other, Allah will judge between His Servants on the Day of Resurrection. Each of them is required to hasten to repent to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.