A good reading about status of Salnder and Bakbiting in Islam Publisher’s Note Slander and backbiting has been condemned by the Noble Qur'an which compares the act of carrying tales to that of carrying wood. The allegory is superb. Just as wood spreads fire, so does backbiting which ignites passions, creates ill-will, and foments hatred. There are several Verses in the Noble Qur'an denouncing the tendency to evil talk: "A slanderer going about with calumnies." (68:11) "Not a word does he utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)." (50:18) "Woe to every slanderer and backbiter." (104:1) The Arabic word for slandering is Nameemah, referred to as the act of carrying tales from one person to another. However, Nameemah is much more than this. It also includes disclosure of information, whether oral, written, or symbolic expression, calculated to tarnish a person's image. This and other aspects of Nameemah have been highlighted in this small book. The publication is yet one more in the series of small books brought out by Darussalam Publishers and Distributors to educate the people on trie Islamic values by discussing issues that have a bearing on our day-to-day conduct. In this regard, Darussalam has published many books on various topics which include religious fundamentals, Islamic guidelines, monotheism, implication of the Sunnah and the creed factors. Some books have been prepared in the form of easy questions and answers so that every reader, be he a child or an adult, a well-learned or a person with little education, may understand it without any difficulty.