9 Lessons from Surah Hujurat
In this world, how we communicate and interact with others is very critical. The society is ravaged with internal conflicts, arguments , fights which leads to the loss of life, peace and life being two primary objectives that Islamic law aims to preserve. In an effort to preserve life and peace, Islam, the divinely inspired path of God, instructs its servants to stray away from anything that may lead to disagreement and strife.
Therefore, before uttering any statement to others remember the nine advises from the surah of Manners:
1.فتبينوا: "Fa Tabayyanu"
Investigate: whenever you receive an information, ensure it is accurate lest you harm people out of ignorance.
2.فأصلحوا: "Fa Aslihu"
Reconciliation: reconcile between one’s fellow Muslim as believers are brothers/sisters to one another.
3. وأقسطوا: "Wa Aqsitu"
Act justly: whenever there is a dispute and one is attempting reconciliation, act justly among both parties as Allah loves those who are just.
4.لا يسخر : "La Yaskhar"
Don't ridicule people, perhaps they may be better than you in the eyes of Allah.
5.ولا تلمزوا : "Wa La Talmizu"
Don't insult one another.
6. ولا تنابزوا:"Wa La Tanabazu"
Don't call each other with offensive nicknames.
7.اجتنبو كثيرا من الظن : "Ijtanibu Kathiiran minaz zan"
Avoid negative assumptions, indeed some of the assumptions are sins.
8.ولا تجسسوا : "Wa La Tajassasu"
Don't spy on each other.
9. ولا يغتب بعضكم بعضا: "Wa La Yaghtab"
Don't backbite about each other. It is a sin equivalent to eating your dead brother's flesh.