Finding faults With Others

Abu Hatim said:

“Probing and seeking the faults of others is from the branches of hypocrisy just like thinking good of others is from the branches of faith. The intelligent one always has a good opinion of his brothers, and keeps his grief and sadness to himself. As for the ignorant one, he has evil opinion of his brothers and does not think about his crimes and distress.” (1)

Imaam Muqbil Ibn Haadi Al-Waadi’ee said:

“So let my enemies say what they will for my sins are many, and perhaps because of their backbiting and slander my sins will be lightened and instead fall upon their shoulders “

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

‎”Let not your tongue mention the shame of another, for you yourself are covered in shame, and all men have tongues. If your eye falls upon the sin of your brother, shield them and say ‘O my eye all men have eyes‘.”

‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said:

“Do not think badly of a word uttered by your brother, when you can find a good interpretation for it.” (2)

And now look at the humbleness of Younus Ibn Ubayd who said:

“I know one hundred virtues, and I don’t know whether I posses even one of them.” (3)


(1) Siyar A’lam an-Nubalaa

(2) Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz, 26/365

(3) Tahzib Al-Kamal, 32/524


2 Responses to “Finding faults With Others”

  1. Who was younas bin ubayd?

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