When Dealing with Other People’s Personal Mistakes

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said: “When dealing with other people’s personal mistakes:

  • be sincere in wanting good [for them]; he ﷺ said: “The religion is being sincere [in wanting the good that others are due]”;
  • overlook and [pardon what they’ve done]; the All-High says [what in English means]: “They must forgive and overlook”;
  • and keep [their sins] hidden [from others]; he ﷺ said: “Whoever keeps a Muslim’s [personal sins] hidden, Allāh will keep [his] hidden”;
  • don’t rebuke and reproach [them]; he ﷺ said: “And don’t cast blame and rebuke”;
  • nor expose [them]; he ﷺ said: “Whoever looks out for a Muslim’s sins and faults, Allāh [will cause] his sins and faults to be looked out for [and exposed]”;
  • and don’t belittle or look down on [them]; he ﷺ said: “Enough evil is it for a person that he belittles or looks down on his [Muslim] brother.”

Source: @m_g_alomari. 18 Feb 22. 11:59 GMT+3.