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Turning a Blind Eye Towards Wrong is Contrary to the Sublime Character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam)

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Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alaihi) mentioned:

Beloved brothers! Listen attentively to what I have to say and regard my advice as a bequest to you. During the majlis that was conducted after the Asr salaah (wherein the kitaab was read before you), the aspect of good character and sublime conduct was repeatedly discussed. I would like to share some advice related to that. In various places of the Quraan Majeed Allah Ta'ala makes mention of the sublime character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) himself mentions:

إنما بعثت لأتمم مكارم الأخلاق

“I have been Divinely sent to perfect good character”

However one should understand that it is not in keeping with the dictates of good character that one sees wrong taking place before him, and yet he does not forbid the evil. In this day and age, people feel that if someone sees a person cutting or trimming his beard (less than a fist) and he does not prevent him, instead he is lenient towards him and turns a blind eye towards the wrong, then he has shown excellent character. They regard this gentle attitude to be part of the mubaarak character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam). Whereas it was not the mubaarak character of Nabi (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) that when he saw wrong taking place before him, he overlooked the sin or turned a blind eye. The tendency of people nowadays has become such that they regard not advising and reproaching people over the wrongs they carry out to be part of good character. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/27)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

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