A man judges others by his own values and thoughts

Question

Is the following a Hadith or or it is simply a saying:

المرء يقيس على نفسه

 

Answer

I have not come across this as a Hadith. This seems to be an Arabic proverb.

 

Translation

A person judges [others] by his own [values and thoughts]. i.e. How one thinks of others is a reflection of his own internal state.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar