Q 3: What is the meaning of the following Hadith in which the Messenger (peace be upon him) said,
A talebearer shall not enter Jannah (Paradise).
This Hadith is classified under the Hadiths meant to threaten the sinners, which are interpreted literally and not allegorically. It indicates that Namimah (tale-bearing) is Haram (prohibited)
and reprehends whoever practices it. It is known that any sin which is not tantamount to Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) is left to the Will of Allah; if Allah wills, He will forgive the sinner, as he died while believing in Tawhid (monotheism) and Iman (Faith); and if He wills, He punishes them according to their sins and then admit them into Jannah by His Mercy only if they die while believing in Tawhid and Iman. This is proven by evidence taken from (Part No. 26; Page No. 26) the Qur'an, Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet), and Ijma` (consensus) of the Salaf (righteous predecessors) unlike the opinion of
Al-Khawarij (separatist group that believes committing a major sin amounts to disbelief)
Al-Mu`tazilah (a deviant Islamic sect claiming that those who commit major sins are in a state between belief and disbelief).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.