To Keep It Going When You Know It’s Wrong
The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:
To keep going with a wrong decision is weakness of intellect and poor management.
When you make a plan for something or another, and then it becomes clear to you that you [have made] a mistake, don’t keep it going until the very end.
When you get into an argument in which you know you [have made an] error, don’t keep it going until the very end.
When you write a short piece [like an article or treatise], the defects and shortcomings of which have become apparent to you, don’t keep it going until the very end.
When you start a friendship which [has become] hard to put up with and for which all possible means of continuing have become exhausted, don’t keep it going until the very end.
To keep [these things] going until [their] very ends would be failing here, and some failures cause suffering and pain.
Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 28 Oct 22.
الاستمرار في القرار الخاطئ؛ ضعف في العقل، وسوء في التدبير.
حين تخطط لأمر ما فيتبين لك خطؤك، فلا تكمل
حين تدخل في نزاع تعرف فيه زللك، فلا تكمل.
حين تكتب رسالة يتضح لك خللها فلا تكمل
حين تبدأ صداقة يصعب معها التحمّل وتستنفذ أسباب الاستمرار فلا تكمل
الإكمال هنا فشل، وبعض الفشل مؤلم.
— د.محمد بن غالب العُمري (@m_g_alomari) October 28, 2022