Hope all of us are in the best state of iman and health.
May Allah guide us and keep assisting us in HIS guidance.
May Allah help us to keep our intention right, pure, sincere for HIS sake
and that our action is in accordance to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad salallahu 'alayh wasalam..
I had a thought shared via fb today. So i was thinking of sharing it here, too.
Here it goes:
I realize such a not-so-cute (trying to avoid using 'stupid' here LOL) mistake i made for not clarifying things before making a decision. Btw, on what basis did i make the decision upon- on assumptions?
Astaghfirullah.. Fear Allah ukhty.. :(
We might think event x happens there, when event y is actually taking place. The problem comes when we don't clarify on what's really going on there.. And the danger comes when we start to believe on the should-be-justified-and-clarified assumption we made..
Trust me, things are usually A LOT different than what we assume or think.
Be truthful to yourself by asking and clarifying.
Don't make a judgement and assumption beforehand..
Avoid suspicion now, as we might fall into backbiting later..
يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ اجْتَنِبُواْ كَثِيراً مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلاَ تَجَسَّسُواْ وَلاَ يَغْتَب بَّعْضُكُم بَعْضاً أَيُحِبُّ أَحَدُكُمْ أَن يَأْكُلَ لَحْمَ أَخِيهِ مَيْتاً فَكَرِهْتُمُوهُ وَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَوَّابٌ رَّحِيمٌ
O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion; indeed some suspicion is sin. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother You would hate it. And have Taqwa of Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful..