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Always take the good interpretation of a statement if possible

Question

Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

“Do not think badly of a word uttered by your brother, when you can find a good interpretation for it.”

 

Answer

Yes.

This is part of a longer narration wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) offered eighteen advices, recorded by Imam Ibn Hibban in Rawdatul ‘Uqala.

See the full narration and authenticity here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar