A Muslim should not look for fault because being a Muslim means morality and means working for a good life in this world and the next.
In a Muslim society, Islam has imposed orders and prohibitions for the peace and happiness of the society. Creating a society based on love and brotherhood is the greatest goal of our religion.
Of course, there are some obstacles in front of this brotherhood-oriented society. One of these obstacles is to investigate and tell people’s faults and faults. Our religion has called this state a sin.
In the 12th verse of Surah Hucurat, the Qur’an commands us not to search for people’s faults and faults. Because thinking bad things and looking for shame leads one to do things that Islam does not tolerate.
The person who secretly starts to investigate people’s flaws begins to feel like explaining these flaws to his environment. That’s when both personal and social wounds arise. With these speeches, the good deeds he gained begin to disappear.
For this reason, our Prophet (saas) and his Companions did not investigate the faults of anyone, and when there were those who did, Hz. The Prophet (saas) warned with the following hadith: “A person who blames (condemns) his brother for a crime does not die without doing what he blames (condemns).” (Tirmidhi)
Let’s see what the benefit of revealing these faults and flaws can be. What can happen turns people against each other, seeds of hatred and enmity are planted among them, it removes the feeling of shame, causes immorality to increase.
Hz. The Prophet (saas) expresses this issue as follows: “If you try to investigate the faults (flaws) and hidden situations of Muslims, you will either corrupt their morals or bring them closer to pitting them against each other.” (Riyazu-s Salihin)
Be Like The Night To Cover Flaws
As a Muslim religious brotherhood, it has some responsibilities towards other Muslims. One of these responsibilities is not to investigate the fault of his believing brother and to prevent it from spreading if he hears such a thing. A Muslim who acts in this way will receive both a worldly and otherworldly reward.
Because Hz. The Prophet (saas) said, “Whoever covers the faults (flaws) of a Muslim brother in this world, Allah will cover his faults (flaws) in this world and in the hereafter.” (Tirmidhi)
In response to this, “Whoever investigates and reveals the faults of the believers, Allah will reveal his faults” (Abu Dawud)
This is a strange measurement, whose fault is not faulty, that everyone has it. So let’s ask ourselves. Do we want these flaws to be seen and exposed? Never.. Then what we will do is cover certain flaws so that your flaws are covered.
Muslim In Mevlana’s words, it should be like night to cover up the faults. We should deal with our own faults, not the faults of others. Because we will be asked about our own faults, not others.
And let’s not forget that we should be conscious of how Allah will treat us as you treat people. The friend of a righteous man had sinned. They told him don’t be friends with him anymore! for he has gone astray. If he is real now my friend needs me. Leaving him alone at a time like this is unfriendly to friendship. My friend’s error and breeding He said he will pray for me.
A measure for us Hz. The Prophet gave it as follows. “A person who does not accept an apology bears the sin of the one who apologizes. “(Ibn Majah) once again said, “A person who treats the rude with kindness, forgives the oppressor, bestows the deprivation, and approaches the distant person attains high degrees.” (Bezzar)
Let’s not say it’s difficult because Hz. The Prophet and the friends of Allah did this, and this is what suits us Muslims.
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