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Unformatted text preview: o searches for the faults of his brother, Allah seeks out his faults. And whoever Allah seeks out the faults of, He exposes him, even if he is hidden away in the depths of his house!" (al-Tirmidhi, Hasan) Yes, you should not hunt for mistakes and seek out faults. Be tolerant. The Prophet was always very eager not to initiate problems. Once in a serene gathering of the Prophet with his Companions, where souls were purified and hearts were made tranquil, he said to his Companions, "Let not one of you convey to me something bad about one of my Companions, for I love to meet you all with a clean heart." 292 Run away from problems! 41 Do not torture yourself... Do not gather dust upon yourself when the dust is settled... But when the dust has risen, then cover your nose with your sleeve and continue to enjoy your life... 293 (42) Admit your faults and do not be arrogant... Many problems that cause enmity to continue for a year or two years, or perhaps for life, can easily be solved by one person saying to another, "I made a mistake. I am sorry." "Yes, I did not make it to the appointment." "Yes, I made a bad joke." "Yes, I said hurtful things." Be quick to put out the fire before it is set ablaze. Say,"I am sorry. I owe you an apology." You would only feel better after apologising. There occurred an argument between Abu Dharr and Bilal may Allah be pleased with them both and even though they were both Companions of the Prophet , they were still human. During the argument, Abu Dharr became angry and said to Bilal, "O son of a black woman!" Thereupon, Bilal complained to the Messenger of Allah . The Prophet called Abu Dharr and said, "Did you insult Bilal?" He replied, "Yes." The Prophet said, "Did you mention his mother?"
294 Admit your faults and do not be arrogant... 42 He replied, "When someone is insulted, usually his father and mother are also mentioned, O Messenger of Allah!" The Prophet replied, "Yo...
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