Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Cover the Sins of Your Brother

It is alarming the amount of times a person can exploit his brother in a majlis. This is something I witnessed today and realised that it is a core problem to society today. A conversation would begin about things which are 'Haraam' and suddenly, good friends would jeer one another indicating that the other commits the sin. An example would be:

"Alcohol is Haraam."

"You hear that? Its Haraam so stop drinking!"

All of a sudden, there is one person in the congregation whose sin has been discovered due to a sarcastic, over emphasised remark. The ears now boil, the cheeks turn red and the sin doesn't taste so sweet all of a sudden when there is a hiss of 'Astagfirullah'. He is looking down on the floor like a complete and utter bewaqoof. We should not exploit the sins of our brothers and sisters but we should help them in their leaving their sins. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam said,

"A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should not oppress him nor should he hand him over to (his shaytaan or to his self which is inclined to evil). Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever removes the troubles of his brother, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever covers up the fault of a Muslim, Allah will cover up his fault on the Day of Resurrection".

May Allah Ta'ala give us all the ability to bring what has been said into our lives. Ameen.

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