Of Speculating

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I was on my way towards the Masjidil Haram, Makkah. As i stepped out of my hotel, Heera Palace, there was a commotion. I heard men shouting and I saw a poor lady was dragged, surrounded by a small crowd. Few minutes later, a police mobile came and the poor lady was driven away. I asked fellow Malaysians what's happening. They said it might be a case of theft.  Few pieces of clothes were seen at the scene. I then approached one Arab, a storekeeper of a grocery adjacent to the hotel. He witnessed the whole thing from the beginning as the scene is so in front of his shop. I asked him what happened, is it theft? He turned to me and said, "Wallahu a'lam." (and Allah knows better). He then move into his store. 

His response is so profound. I began to re-evaluate how I approach things in life. He saw everything, yet he was so cautious of what he would tell others. In Malaysia, we even have few TV shows which unveil the dark stories of their celebrities. We are so used to scrutinizing other's words. We turn jokes into insults and we turn advice to envy. We speculate on everything we can. I look into myself and tell, be like the storekeeper. Do not speculate. Always look at the bright side. Thanks dear Mr. Storekeeper of a small grocery of Al Haram Makkah Al Mukarramah.
O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible), for suspicion in some cases is a sin (Surah Al Hujurat 49:12)

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