Don’t Be Fooled by Fake Sob Stories

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

Don’t judge in favor of someone who’s saying he’s been oppressed by only hearing him [state his side], [as] in the ḥadīth [in which the Prophet] ﷺ said:

I’m only a human being; indeed, you bring your disputes to me [to judge over], and it may be that some of you are stronger than others in making [your] arguments….¹

[So] listen likewise to his adversary, and ask Allāh to help you understand the situation because [sometimes] someone who says he’s been oppressed, due to weakness in his īmān² and khashyah,³ pursues lies and acts out a role masterfully–while he’s [actually] doing the oppressing, acting sinfully, and violating other people’s rights.

¹Agreed upon by Al-Bukhārī and Muslim
²Īmān is speech, action, and beliefs; it increases with acts of obedience [to Allāh] and decreases with acts of disobedience to Him (trans.)
³A fear of Allāh based on true knowledge about Him, leading to fulfilling religious obligations and leaving sins (trans.)

Source: @m_g_alomari. 13 Feb 21.