Q: How does one stop looking down on others? e.g. I recently went for 10 days jamaat with 1 brother, and on returning home, the first week back he is already very slack with his amaal as before. Now the fact is that he is not punctual with his amaal at all, and I look down on the unpunctuality but say to myself that he is a good person and must make dua for him, and make shukr that Allah grants me tawfiq to remain steadfast, and think that I musn’t look down on him because maybe our situations could be reversed one day, etc. So in this situation is this considered looking down on others, pride?
A: Just adjust your thinking that perhaps he is doing the a`maal and you do not need to know how and when he is doing the a`maal and nor have you been asked whether he is doing it. Hence, these are all the reasons for him to be better.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)