Neither Deceive Nor Be Deceived

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

Many individuals whose faults you’ve overlooked— holding them, in fact, to their credit, not to their discredit—don’t be surprised by their negative stances. And don’t go too far in casting blame upon them; rather, wake up to your not having paid attention [to how they really are] and blame yourself for your [own] actions.

It’s been narrated from ʿUmar, may Allāh be pleased with him, his having said: “I’m not a deceptive person, nor can a deceptive person deceive me.”

Source: 15 Jul 23.