Overlooking the Faults of Others

April 5, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Malik (May Allah have mercy on him) said:

❝I have met people here in Madinah who had no faults of their own, but who spoke about other people’s faults, so people found fault with them. I also met here those with many faults but who kept quiet about other people’s fault, so other people kept quiet about theirs.❞

(Al-Muntaqa Sharh al-Muwatta’ of Shaykh Abu al-Walid al-Baji al-Andalusi)

The Sharh al-Muwatta’ has two versions:

1} al-Istifa’ and its abridgment,
2} al-Muntaqa

This quote is from al-Muntaqa; Volume 2 pg. 300.

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