I want to die with my forehead on the ground, The Sunnah in my heart, Allah on my mind, Quran on my tongue, And Tears in my eyes

Saturday, August 7, 2010

What if your thoughts were on display?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Asalamu Alaikum everyone, so i was watching a arabic t.v series the other day and there were two girls gossiping about another girl in their college, and then later on, in another t.v series a group of friends were being very judgmental to another friend, and they thought the worst of his actions rather than thinking there may be another side of the story,  so i was thinking how that always happens in real life, from Muslims, and non-Muslims alike,  and i know that some of us don't mean to do it, and find ourselves saying something without meaning to, or automatically thinking the worst, but the sad thing is if our thoughts were on display, meaning that anything you think or say everyone can hear we would be so much more careful.

But what about Allah swt.
Doesn't he matter?
Shouldn't he be all that matters?
subhanAllah, sometimes we forget that Allah is always there watching us and that we should be thinking the best of others, and never gossip, or backbite.

Just something to think about.
Just a reminder.
To myself before anyone else.

"Backbiting is to say something about someone they wouldn't like said about them....If what bad you said about them is true, then you have backbited and if it is false then you have slandered them." [MUSLIM]

O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother. You certainly abhor this. You shall observe GOD. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful. [Quran 49:12]


Saba said...

Thanks for the reminder! It is true. We owe each other the benefit of the doubt. I never remember the exact number, but aren't you supposed to give your brother or sister in Islam 70 some excuses. Imagine trying to come up with 70, by the time you're done with a few, you'll already have forgiven or forgotten about the matter. May Allah (swt) bring us together as an ummah. Ameen.

BubbliMuslima said...

@Saba- ya sis it is 70, but i couldnt find the hadith for it thats why i didnt post it. subhanAllah what u said is true.