COVER UP SHORT – COMINGS OF OTHERS

“…just as God overlooks our shortcomings and does not catch us immediately nor does He humiliate us, we also should not be quick in talking about others in respect of things that might cause them humiliation…”

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One of the attributes of God is Sattar – the one who covers up the short-comings of people; He sees the man committing sins but because of this attribute of His, covers up his sins till he goes beyond the bounds. So far as man is concerned, even when he has not observed the shortcoming of someone, he begins to shout arid raises a hue and cry against him. The fact is that man is small hearted whereas God is Forbearing and Benevolent. The unjust does wrong to himself. At times he becomes too bold and that is because of his ignorance of God being Forbearing.

At this juncture God’s attribute of Zoo-Intiqam (the one who takes revenge) comes into operation and the man is caught for his boldness.

The Hindus say that God and going to extremes cannot reconcile. In other words God does not like anyone going to the extremes (in evil deeds). But of course, God is Merciful and Benevolent and if a man, even when he has committed a grave sin, asks forgiveness with a sincere heart and fervent prayer, He does show Mercy to him.

That being the case just as God overlooks our shortcomings and does not catch us immediately nor does He humiliate us, we also should not be quick in talking about others in respect of things that might cause them humiliation.

(Malfoozat Vol. 1, p. 298)

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