Recently I thought about why people backbite which is different than sharing a comment or episode one has with another. The meaning below would best describe its meaning.
To backbite is to attack the character or reputation of a person who is not present. I have wondered why people have a need to do so? Perhaps it’s a trigger from a past situation or event, not liking the person’s style or personality, jealously, or something else. Backbiting often seems to happen at work or communication between friends. Then, how does one stop backbiting?
Most importantly one has to be aware that it is happening and secondly why it is being done. From a spiritual perspective one who backbites impedes their spiritual growth.