Look into your own heart.

فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ

In their hearts is disease, so Allaah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie. (2:10)

Whatever you condemn, you have done yourself. (Georg Groddeck)

That which we call sin in others is experiment for us.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

أَمْ حَسِبَ الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ أَن لَّن يُخْرِجَ اللَّهُ أَضْغَانَهُمْ

Or do those in whose hearts is disease think that Allaah would never expose their [feelings of] hatred? (47:29)

The most melancholy thing about human nature, is, that a man may guide others into the path of salvation, without walking in it himself; that he may be a pilot, and yet a castaway.  (Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers)

Most everyone seems willing to be a fool himself, but he can’t bear to have anyone else one.  (Josh Billings)

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ

O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? (61:2)

On the authority of Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said: “Four traits whoever possesses them is a hypocrite and whoever possesses some of them has an element of hypocrisy until he leaves it: the one who when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise, when he disputes he transgresses and when he makes an agreement he violates it. (Bukhari and Muslim)

the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said: “The most hated of men to Allaah is the one given to fierce and violent disputation.” (Bukhari and Muslim) the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said about the one who takes what is not his through clever speech has only been given a piece of the fire. (Jami’ al-‘Uloom)

‘Umar (radiAllaahu ‘anh) mentioned the hadeeth of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam): “The thing from which I fear for you the most is the knowledgeable hypocrite.” ‘Umar was then asked: “How can a hypocrite be knowledgeable?” To which Umar answered: “He speaks with wisdom but acts with injustice.”

“Keep away from suspicion, for it is the most deceptive discourse. Do not attempt to probe, spy on, compete with, envy, or be hateful of one another, but be, O servants of Allaah, brothers. The Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim: he does not oppress him, fail him, or scorn him. Taqwa is here [points to his heart]. It is wrong for a man to hold his Muslim brother in contempt. Everything pertaining to a Muslim is forbidden to another: his blood, his honor, and his wealth.” (Muslim)


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