Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar

2. Reject bad suspicion

Whenever a bad suspicion about a Muslim occurs to you, reject it and try to form a positive and good opinion about what he has done. For instance, if you have the bad suspicion of ostentation about a Muslim who is weeping during a Na’at or a speech, you should immediately form the positive opinion of sincerity about him.

Sayyidunā Makūl Dimashqī عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی once said, ‘When you see someone weep, you also weep with him. Don’t have the bad suspicion that he is weeping ostentatiously. Once I had a bad suspicion about a crying Muslim, so I could not cry for one year as a punishment.’ (Tanbīĥ-ul-Mughtarīn, pp. 107)

Khudā bad-gumānī kī ‘ādat miṫā day

Mujĥay ḥusn-e-ẓan kā Tū ‘ādī banā day

Almighty! Free me from the evil of bad suspicion

And bless me with the attribute of good assumption

3. A pious person considers others also pious

Keep reforming your character endeavouring to become pious because a pious person considers others pious, whereas an impious person regards others impious. Here is an Arabic saying: اِذَا سَاءَ فِعۡلُ الۡمَرۡءِ سَاءَتۡ ظُنُوۡنُهُ ‘If the deeds of a person are bad, his thoughts also become bad’. (Fay-ul-Qadīr, vol. 3, pp. 157)


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