When You are wrongly Accused
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Answered by Dr Khalid Zaheer
Question: I had been eagerly attending halaqah sessions in my area, but much to my dismay, I had to experience something unfortunate. A lady shouted at me and wrongly accused me of something. Later, she apologized and I continued attending the sessions. She repeated the same over and over again – accusing and apologizing – to the point that I stopped attending the sessions.

I would just like to know whether or not there any Ahadith or any surah from the Qur’an that can shed some light on how to deal with this situation? Do you believe I have done the right thing in leaving the group?

Answer: I am sure what the lady was doing to you was wrong. However, if she has been apologizing to you, you should continue to forgive her from your heart. We really don’t know what her motives might have been in doing so, and it is not for us to investigate them. However, if you think that some part of her objection was justifiable, try as best as you can to remove it from your behaviour. I am sure that it is more likely that there was nothing wrong in the manner you were behaving. However, it is always a good idea to look at oneself critically to cleanse oneself from all weaknesses.

I would also advise you to continue to go the halaqah if you were otherwise learning from it. Your act of going there despite the unpleasant incidents you experienced would go a long way in pleasing God Almighty. Moreover, forgiving the lady despite the option of not doing so shall, insha Allah, enable you to be forgiven by the Almighty for many acts you did wrong in the eyes of the Almighty on the Day of Judgement, when all of us will be desperately looking for ways to be forgiven for our sins.


(Courtesy: http://www.khalidzaheer.com/qa/766)

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