عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ إِذَا قَالَ الرَّجُلُ هَلَكَ النَّاسُ فَهُوَ أَهْلَكُهُمْ
From Abu Hurairah, who narrated that the Prophet SAW said: “When someone says: ‘Damn the people’, then it is actually he who is even more damned than them.” (Hadith narrated in Muslim, No.: 4755)
- A Muslim must not think ill of and condemn others as the condemnation may return to him.
- Our outcome is what is thought of in our minds. If the mind focuses on the negative, then the result is negative.
- A Muslim must always remain hopeful and optimistic towards Allah.
- A misfortune that has befallen us is not necessarily the work of others. It may even be the result of our own behaviour.
- To admit to our failings and ignorances is far more important than to condemn and blame others.
- We must strive to admit to our weakness and improve on it, rather than be mired in escapism by constantly blaming others