Quickreads: Always Jumping to Negative Conclusion

Jumping to negative conclusions when anything is said or done by others is not only a sin, but a very bad disease.

It creates problems & mistrust from non-existent matters. It makes a person habitually think that whatever others do or say is for a bad reason rather than a good one.

This adds absolutely unnecessary tension in peoples lives & destroys good relations.

The innocent are made to look guilty & even if they try to explain, it is brushed aside. Satan enjoys this thoroughly.

Let us make sure that WE have positive thoughts of others and draw the best of conclusions when they say or do something!

In this way we will achieve purity, contentment and the Pleasure of the Almighty. –Mufti Ismail Menk

Although this is in the context of personal relations, it is a golden rule that must be applied to organizations. Successful teams need trust to be successful, and negativity is a quick way of eroding it.

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Omar Usman is a founding member of MuslimMatters, Qalam Institute, Muslim Strategic Initiative, and Debt Free Muslims. He is a regular khateeb and has served in different administrative capacities in various national and local Islamic organizations. He works full time in the corporate field, is a PMP, and certified Leadership Trainer through the John Maxwell Team. You can follow him on on Twitter @ibnabeeomar, and check out his latest project - The Fiqh of Social Media.

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One Comment on ““Quickreads: Always Jumping to Negative Conclusion”

  1. ibn Ahmed

    Really good point, mashaAllah.
    “O believers, avoid most forms of suspicion, for verily, some suspicion is sin…” [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12]
    “O believers, avoid most forms of suspicion, for verily, some suspicion is sin. Neither spy on each other nor backbite. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would detest it, so fear Allaah, for verily, He is oft-forgiving, most merciful.” [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12]

    The second Caliph, ‘Umar, was reported to have said, “If your (Muslim) brother makes an ambiguous statement to you, you should only think the best and you will find a good explanation for it.” [Collected by Ibn Katheer also by Maalik (Muwatta Imam Malik (English Trans.), vol. p.422, no.1797)]

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