04 September 2012

How To Deal With Bitter Criticism

Those who are ignorant have uttered curses at Allah, so what treatment should we, who are full of faults, expect from people. You will always have to face criticism. As long as you shine, give, produce and have an effect upon others, then disapproval and condemnation will be your lot in life. Until you escape from people by finding tunnel in the ground, they will not desist from censuring you, from finding fault in your character.

So remain firm and patient when facing their insults and criticism. If you are wounded by their words and let them have an influence over you, you will have realized their hopes for them. Instead, Forgive them by showing them the most beautiful of manners. Turn away from them and do not feel distressed by their schemes. Their disapproval of you only increases you in worth and merit.

Verily, you will not be able to silence them, but you will be able to bury their criticism by turning away from them and dismissing what they have to say.

Say: ‘ Perish in your rage’ 

[ Qur'an 3:119 ]  

The true servants of the Most Merciful are those who behave gently and with humility on earth,whenever the foolish quarrel with them, they reply with [words of] peace.’ 

[ Qur'an 25: 63 ]

In fact, you will be able to increase them in rage by increasing your merits and developing your talents.

If you desire to be accepted by all and loved by all, you desire the unattainable.

[Source: Don't be Sad by Dr. Aidh Al Qarni]