When You Find Out Someone Said Something Bad about You

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

Don’t allow anyone any scope to become closer to you by saying something [bad] about a [Muslim] brother of yours or by telling [you] something [bad] that he said about you, even if there’s been some coldness and distance between you and [that Muslim] brother of yours.

Rather, tell him off and stop him from doing this so that he doesn’t take on this despicable character trait.

Al-Faḍl ibn Abī ʿAyyāsh said:

I was sitting with Wahb ibn Munabbih [when] a man came to him and said, “I passed by so-and-so, and he was insulting you.”

Upon that, [Wahb] got angry and said, “The Devil couldn’t find [anyone to be] a messenger other than you.”

Source: @m_g_alomari. 10 Jan 22. 14:38 GMT+3.