Is writing a fake story about someone regarded as backbiting?

Q: If A writes a story about A's sister B, and A says that B has skill issue, etc. (the story is fake), has A backbitten B?

A: If the information is false, then this is regarded as a false allegation, and this is haraam.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)