Where It Hurts More

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

Someone you expect will hurt you by might [end up] helping you and staying friends, [while] someone from whom you expect friendship might [be the one who] hurts you.

Because of that, getting hurt by one who’s close [to us] is more painful than by one who’s [not], as has been said:

وظُلْمُ ذَوِي القُرْبَى أَشَدُّ مَضَاضَـةً
عَلَى المَرْءِ مِنْ وَقْعِ الحُسَامِ المُهَنَّـدِ

Being wronged by the closest of kin hurts more to feel
Than being struck by a sharp sword made of Indian steel

Translated by Mikail ibn Mahboob Ariff