Suspicion and Doubt

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Wednesday 20th September / 4 Rabī ul-Awwal 1445H

Suspicion and Doubt

My last message on Backbiting and Slander brought in quite a few responses, which inspired me to write this message today. It is crystal clear from the Teachings of The Holy Qur’ān that if anyone relays any information to you or says to you that so and so was saying such things about you, then stop and ponder for a moment.

Could this be true? Why would so and so say something bad about me? How must the topic have come along in the first place, etc. Do not jump to your own conclusions and make that person your public enemy number one. This is a very common illness, prevalent in our society today.

On many occasions, I get questioned about things happening around me. Being outspoken, I speak my mind and give my opinions, which will then get relayed. So the first thing to do is to ask the person relaying the story how the subject came up in the first place.

If at all possible, clarify with the person directly regarding what was said and why. This will reduce so much hatred and animosity. By jumping to conclusions and not clarifying matters with the people concerned, you will hold a lot of suspicions, doubts and grudges against many people, some of whom may be very close relatives or friends.

Many times mountains are made out of molehills which results in enmity and hatred for life and sometimes, for generations to come.

May The Almighty cleanse all our hearts from all spiritual diseases, Āmeen.

جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala