Hasty in Judgment (Editorial)

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Dear Readers!
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,


Rasul Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: “Oh Ali, if two people come to ask you to judge between them, do not judge in favour of the first until you hear the word of the second in order that you may know how to judge.” [Ahmad, Abu Daud]

Humans are hasty by nature. We are quick to judge. A situation aggravates us and we rush to condemn without bothering to determine all the facts first. In our haste usually only one point of view is considered. This could happen in our households when children get into a fight. This also often happens when we hear things about people. We don’t stay out of things that do not concern us; then we do not bother to hear the other side of the story either. Thirdly, we also get easily influenced with one-sided information broadcast at us through the media.

In short, we do exactly what Allah سبحانہ وتعالی has forbidden, which is to make haste in passing judgment. Rasoolullah صلی اللہ علیہ و سلم used to make du’a begging Allah, “Enable me to see reality as it really is.”