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Not Being Judgmental: Lessons from Surah al Kahf

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In today’s world judging people, giving unnecessary and unsolicited advice has become the norm of the day. When you post a certain post in the social media, for example, you find immediate reaction from some members of the group. They are ready to give their judgement about you and your post. And then, you know, the arguments and counter-arguments start, which at times lead to unhealthy developments among the members of the group.

I was thinking about this last Friday while reading the beautiful story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr. The lessons we learn from this story is very much relevant in contemporary times:

Stop judging people and their action. You don’t know their intention. You may not know what they know. You don’t not have the wisdom to grasp what they are saying or doing. Appreciate people and stop being hasty and narrow-minded. Understand that you being impatient is due to your lack of knowledge and experience. So adopt patience and forbearance realizing your limitations and weaknesses.

May Allah guide us at every step of our life. Aameen.

Thought of sharing this briefly though.

Jazakallahu Khayra for reading this post.


Please proceed to the read the conversation between Musa (alaihis salam) and al Khidr:

“And they found a servant from among Our servants to whom we had given mercy from us and had taught him from Us a [certain] knowledge. (65)

Moses said to him, “May I follow you on [the condition] that you teach me from what you have been taught of sound judgement?” (66)

He said, “Indeed, with me you will never be able to have patience. (67)

And how can you have patience for what you do not encompass in knowledge?” (68)

[Moses] said, “You will find me, if Allah wills, patient, and I will not disobey you in [any] order.” (69)

He said, “Then if you follow me, do not ask me about anything until I make to you about it mention.” (70)

So they set out, until when they had embarked on the ship, al-Khidhr tore it open. [Moses] said, “Have you torn it open to drown its people? You have certainly done a grave thing.” (71)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “Did I not say that with me you would never be able to have patience?” (72)

[Moses] said, “Do not blame me for what I forgot and do not cover me in my matter with difficulty.” (73)

So they set out, until when they met a boy, al-Khidhr killed him. [Moses] said, “Have you killed a pure soul for other than [having killed] a soul? You have certainly done a deplorable thing.” (74)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “Did I not tell you that with me you would never be able to have patience?” (75)

[Moses] said, “If I should ask you about anything after this, then do not keep me as a companion. You have obtained from me an excuse.” (76)

So they set out, until when they came to the people of a town, they asked its people for food, but they refused to offer them hospitality. And they found therein a wall about to collapse, so al-Khidhr restored it. [Moses] said, “If you wished, you could have taken for it a payment.” (77)

[Al-Khidhr] said, “This is parting between me and you. I will inform you of the interpretation of that about which you could not have patience”. (78)

To read the full story from the start to the end, please read it here (verse 60 to 82)

For other posts on Friday and Surah al Kahf, please click this.

Baarkallaahu Feekum.

September 26, 2019 - Posted by | Living Islam, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] From the Story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr, one of the many lessons learnt is to Stop Being Judgmental. […]

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