Dealing with Accusations or Insinuations

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Defending oneself against accusations or insinuations in many cases is an [Islamically] permissible matter—and in fact—[an act that’s] wanted from a slave [of Allāh].

Ignoring that leads to [others] having bad thoughts [of us], and it encourages the oppressor [to continue making accusations or insinuations].

The example to be followed in that is the best of creation ﷺ, the one who said: “Slowly, [don’t be in a rush]—indeed, she’s [my wife], Ṣafiyyah.”

Nevertheless, some speech should be ignored, the source [of the accusation] either being weak, or the [one making it], a fool.

Source: m_g_alomari/ 7 Mar 21. 05:21 GMT+3.