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Day 12- Trait #12: Judgemental

Humans are extremely judgemental creatures. It is such an ingrained trait, that we judge people often without even realizing it. We base our judgements on anything and everything from looks, to social groups, from career choices to the way people talk (i know i’ve judged accents); the list is actually endless. Why do we do it? Being judgemental does not in any way lead to betterment, for either party. We know part of being a good human (and I’m going to say human instead of muslim) is not to judge another’s actions. We don’t know who was up praying all night, who repented what sins, or what truth someone may be hiding to protect another. We don’t know who Allah has forgiven or whose prayer he has accepted. But more importantly “The fact that someone else has flaws does not erase our own flaws”. Let’s not think of ourselves too highly or above others, because the truth is we’re not any different in Allah’s eyes. We may not be committing the same sins as others but we do commit our own versions, all of us. Unless you are an angel (in that case please message me). Before passing judgement on someone else let’s try asking these questions… Do i know everything about this situation to make a judgement about that picture? That comment? That story? Do I know enough to actually make a fair decision.  If you feel you do instead of making that judgement public, pray for that person. It’s the best thing you can do. We’re not here to rise above others. Lets stop by judging just one thing a day we would have normally judged. When you catch yourself reducing this one flawed judgement, you’re free for the day. But one judgement a day will have vast improvement on our character. It will help us live more accepting and content lives. And as cliche as this must sound it will actually make the world a better place. And just one more thing…
Even Allah is saving his judgement for Qayamat. Remember That!

Day 12- Trait #12: Judgemental

Humans are extremely judgemental creatures. It is such an ingrained trait, that we judge people often without even realizing it. We base our judgements on anything and everything from looks, to social groups, from career choices to the way people talk (i know i’ve judged accents); the list is actually endless. Why do we do it? Being judgemental does not in any way lead to betterment, for either party. We know part of being a good human (and I’m going to say human instead of muslim) is not to judge another’s actions. We don’t know who was up praying all night, who repented what sins, or what truth someone may be hiding to protect another. We don’t know who Allah has forgiven or whose prayer he has accepted. But more importantly “The fact that someone else has flaws does not erase our own flaws”. Let’s not think of ourselves too highly or above others, because the truth is we’re not any different in Allah’s eyes. We may not be committing the same sins as others but we do commit our own versions, all of us. Unless you are an angel (in that case please message me). Before passing judgement on someone else let’s try asking these questions… Do i know everything about this situation to make a judgement about that picture? That comment? That story? Do I know enough to actually make a fair decision. If you feel you do instead of making that judgement public, pray for that person. It’s the best thing you can do. We’re not here to rise above others. Lets stop by judging just one thing a day we would have normally judged. When you catch yourself reducing this one flawed judgement, you’re free for the day. But one judgement a day will have vast improvement on our character. It will help us live more accepting and content lives. And as cliche as this must sound it will actually make the world a better place. And just one more thing…
Even Allah is saving his judgement for Qayamat. Remember That!