Ever felt, eyes following you while you walked through the gate of your workplace or institute? Or whispers following you as you pass by. I’m sure you have. We all have. But unfortunately, not only have we been the victims of these scanning eyes and creepy whispers- but also, the culprit and offender. Yes, admit it. We have been the offenders as well. At least, most of us are. Most of us do it as an instinctive habit, or an automatic reflex. Especially us females, we just need to evaluate and comment. We need to realize that it is ethically and religiously wrong.
We are human beings, created weak, and full of flaws. We are extremely imperfect. We all make mistakes, we have our weaknesses, and we all have our flaws. Just because your colleague has flaws different than you, it doesn’t make you a better person. Or, just because your class mate sins differently, or in a more obvious way than you- you might be a better Muslim than her. Who gave us the right to judge? What do we know what is in the heart of a person? What do we know about his problems? Only Allah (swt) knows. He knows and only He can judge.
The more one judges, the less one loves
Even worse is judging people on the things they have no control over- such as: race, colour, skin colour, height, or any physical feature. Always remember Allah (swt) made us the way we are, and Allah (swt) is Perfect. The next time you ridicule someone’s fat nose- remember, you are making fun of something Allah (swt) has created. We can easily laugh at a fat person. But, little do we know, how much it can kill that person from inside; how much it can hurt his confidence. Maybe, the person you are calling fat might have a disease he might be fighting day and night with. Did our religion, our beautiful religion, teach us to be such monsters, filled with so much apathy?
Yes, she might not be wearing Hijab- but little do you know that she stays up all night praising Allah (swt) and asking forgiveness; while you sleep carelessly all night, and wear your Hijab with arrogance. We don’t know. That’s why we should never judge a book by its cover. Never judge a person for the sin he might have done. Allah (swt) might have already forgiven the person you might be talking about. Imagine, where does that place you? Only Allah (swt) knows what is in the hearts of people, only He knows the intentions- the intentions of good deeds and bad deeds. A person might be despising a sin he might be committing- trying day and night to end it; while a person who prays five times a day in Masjid might be doing it just to show the world. Who do you think is more rewarded- the person struggling hard to leave a sin, or the person praying just to show off?
Let’s learn to admire the good in people. Let’s learn to be kind; let’s learn to be less judgemental and more loving. Let’s learn to find our own faults and strive to correct them. No one is perfect. Only Allah (swt) is flawless!