Accepting Correction

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

In the past, it was easy to correct a person directly. Nowadays, you are unable to do so and you have to go in a roundabout way. As a result, many don’t even get the message.

Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was such that despite him being the Ameerul Mu’mineen, even if an ordinary person corrected him, he would immediately accept the correction. Such a person is fit to be a leader. If they are asking people to do work, then they also are doing work; it is not that they are relaxed. Having a selective attitude is not right; what seems nice and enjoyable then we will do that and other works are handed over to others.

On one occasion, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) heard that a trade caravan had arrived on the outskirts of Madeenah Munawwarah. Hence, he took Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), one of the wealthiest Sahaabah to do the security for the entire night. He did not remain behind and just send others.


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