Complaining About the Hajj
Very unfortunately, complaining is somewhat of a British trait in that most small talk is made up of menial complaints ranging from the weather to neighbours. This isn’t to negate this ominous trait from other nationalities or other parts of the world, but as Britons, Muslims should do as much as possible to change negative notions of Britishness and alter it into positive aspects of our identity.
People love to criticise or complain, whether it is the weather, public transport or house bills. More than often they have the right to do so, but in being Muslims Islamic morality teaches us very succinctly that complaining decreases tawakkul in Allah and aids in increased belligerence. Added to that is the idea that the devil uses negative feelings to incite animosity and despair in one’s heart, both very perilous maladies.
“Look upon one who is below you in status. In this way you will not look down upon the grace that God bestowed upon you.”
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written by Mohammed Sadiq, October 11, 2012