Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih II(ra)

Inquisitiveness

The Holy Prophetsa always exhorted people against inquisitiveness and to think well of each other. Abu Hurairara relates: ‘The Prophetsa said: “Save yourselves from thinking ill of others for this is the greatest falsehood, and do not be inquisitive or apply epithets to each other out of contempt nor be envious of each other and do not entertain ill feelings towards each other; let each of you regard himself as the servant of God and treat others as his brothers as God has commanded,” and also “Remember that every Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim. No Muslim should trespass against another or desert another in times of distress or look down upon another on account of his lack of substance or learning or any other thing. Purity springs from the heart and it is enough to defile a man’s heart that he should look down upon his brother. Every Muslim must regard another Muslim’s life, honour and property as sacred and inviolate. God does not regard your bodies nor your countenances nor your external actions but looks into your hearts.”’ (Muslim, Kitabul Birr Was Sila). 1

 

Endnotes

1. Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmud Ahmadra, Life of Muhammad (Tilford, Surrey, U.K.: Islam International Publications Limited, 2013), 369-370.

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