#Ramadan1436AH Day 8: Turning A Blind Eye

In Suratul Imran, verse 110, Allah calls us the best people’s raised for mankind because; we enjoin right, forbid wrong, and believe in Allah.

This is clearly a great responsibility. Perhaps the hardest of the three for many of us is forbidding what is wrong, mainly because we feel guilty for doing them too in secret. The other reason is because, a lot of the time, the one whose evil you try to help correct, is haughty and hardhearted, sending you on guilt trip and all.

May Allah forgive us our shortcomings and conceal our secrets.

But then again,  

On the authority of Abu Umar who said: Allah sent two angels to destroy a township with a natural disaster, but when they got there they found a man praying in the mosque. They went back to Allah and said: 'O Allah we found a man praying in the mosque.' Allah said to the two angels: 'Go back and destroy the township with that man as well because not once did he ever frown when he saw the people indulging in haram.' [Ibnul Qayyim, al-Jawaab al-Kaafi (1/46)]

Silence is complicity.’

Again,

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (RA) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Sahih Muslim (1/69) No. 49, Musnad Ahmad (3/10) No. 11088, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/145) No. 4013, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/469) No. 2172, Sunan Abu Dawud (1/296) No. 1140, Sunan al-Nasa'i (8/112) No. 5009] 

 

Truth stands out clear from falsehood. A lot of the time, we all know the right things to do, but perhaps choose to ignore it.

 

The mistakes are mine and Allah knows best.

 

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