Tuesday 28 May 2019

Ramadan 2019/1440: Thought of the Day 22

The quote for Day 22 of Ramadan from my box of things to think about is:

“Of the signs that Allah has turned away from a person is that he becomes occupied with that which does not concern him” ~ Hassan Al-Basri (RA)

The frightening thing about this reminder is how easy it can be to steer towards something that is none of your business: nosiness, casual gossip, being judgemental of others over things that are not your affair.

I don’t like to ask people personal questions, because I am wary of asking something that will hurt someone’s feelings.  I often find that people in my community are quick to ask questions like:
“Why aren’t you married yet?”
“Don’t you want to have children?”
“Do you own your house?”

To me all of them have the potential to pry and hurt others – what business are these things of ours anyway?  I often find that if I don’t ask, people will talk to me about these things when they are ready themselves.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (Radhi Allahu ‘Anh) who said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Part of the perfection of one's Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him." (Tirmidhi)

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