Prohibition of Suspicion

Prohibition of Suspicion

Don’t be too suspicious of others. Having prejudice against others is a disgraceful character and is prohibited in Islam.

Allah says in the Quran:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ

“O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin” [al-Hujurat: 12].

In a hadith from Abu Hurairah (may Allah blesses him), that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) says,

إياكم والظنَّ، فإنَّ الظنَّ أكذب الحديث

“Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales” [al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Sometimes not knowing other’s business is better. Give them excuses, keep husnuzan.


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