Asalamualykom, I'm really confused with the concept of going into hell if Muslims backbite Non-Muslims because the true definition of backbiting in Islam is:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Do you know what is backbiting?'' The Companions said: "Allah and His Messenger know better.'' Thereupon he said, "Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.''
Therefore, will there be punishment for a Muslim if he backbites a Non Muslim? Will Allah SWT put him in hell? I understand that it is not a good act and backbiting against a non muslim shouldn't be done because it becomes a nasty habit. But as the definition says it's talking about your (Muslim) brother, then will we be punished if we do and does this make it completely Haraam?
I understand that backbiting Muslims is a major sin, just don't comprehend if backbiting Non Muslims is also