Judging something, particularly someone is not a good thing to do. Of cause judges do judge, but that’s their job and they do it just for the purposes of law and order. But what I am talking of here is different. It is about you passing judgement on people based on how you perceive them. This is totally wrong.
When Allah created man, he created each one of us quite differently but equally. Man is indeed an artwork of Allah, so criticisms towards Allah’s creation is not a smart option. No one should judge his fellow man. That is Allah’s prerogative alone. In the Quran in Allah says:
“O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.”[Qur’an 49:11].
Only Allah has the will, capability and power to judge as He Azawajala is the best of all judges. He wrongs no one. He himself did clarify this fact in Suratul Tin when he asked:
“Is not Allah the most just of judges?” [95:8]
After all, judgement day was accorded for a reason. One such reason is to determine who makes the cut or not and of cause the judging of our deeds, which is only done by the Most Gracious Allah.
Despite the fact that man is not perfect, man still goes ahead in criticizing and wrongly judging his fellow man. Some people go on pointing fingers at others not realising that the very people they are bent on tarnishing could be better than them in thousand ways possible.
We should all remember that one of the main qualities of a believer is to be humble and down to earth. Where is the atom of faith and fear of Allah in you if you think you are better than people around you? Are you deluded in thinking that your worship (ibadat) is perfect? Is it your wealth, children or worldly possessions that get you thinking that you go so because you are more upright? So you are on the straight path and others are not?
We might be deluded into thinking that we are the authors or creators of our own destinies not knowing that there is a controller behind it all. Our achievements are based on Allah. The very thin veils of faith that we have yet we wish to claim as our own doing are but gifts from Allah. Our knowledge in deen that we may want to show off at any opportunity is from Allah. So who are we to claim righteousness for ourselves and blame others for any shortcomings? Are we certain that the tables will not turn on us in such a way that we might just be in the position of the very people that we look down upon? Food for thought indeed