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Do Not Humiliate and Belittle Others

Surah Al-Hujurat

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌۭ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُونُوا۟ خَيْرًۭا مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَآءٌۭ مِّن نِّسَآءٍ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْرًۭا مِّنْهُنَّ ۖ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوٓا۟ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا۟ بِٱلْأَلْقَـٰبِ ۖ بِئْسَ ٱلِٱسْمُ ٱلْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ ٱلْإِيمَـٰنِ ۚ وَمَن لَّمْ يَتُبْ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ

O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one's] faith. And whoever does not repent - then it is those who are the wrongdoers. [49:11]

Allah tells us in this ayat to avoid ridiculing and insulting one another, men and women. Nowadays it is so common for people to feel as if they are above others in worldly things. They compete in who has the bigger house, or who has the newest car. Those with more money feel they are better than those with average or small amounts of money. Why? Why should we put ourselves in higher positions than others?

Insulting someone doesn't only include saying offensive names. It also includes mockery. Mimicking someone whose laugh doesn't sound like yours, or their words, or how they dress, or their appearance, etc.

We are all slaves of Allah. We are all going to die and be put in the grave with nothing that we had in this life except our deeds.

So fear Allah, The Most High, The Most Merciful. Repent. Ask for forgiveness for He is the most forgiving.

May Allah forgive us all for all the wrong we've done to others. May He guide us and forgive all our sins.

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