Don’t put people in boxes. They are not objects.
A Proverb “No matter how thin a slice you cut, it will always have two sides.”
Hadith Make 70 excuses when a bad thought enters your mind about a Muslim brother.
Allah (swt) has said in the Qur’an, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions; indeed some suspicions are sins.” [Surah Al Hujrat 49: verse 12]
How does one feel when in the box? Uncomfortable Dejected Depressed Scared Claustrophobic Hopeless
Two types of boxes Created by others Created by self
Created by others Think objectively Put your feelings aside Analyze the label Accept or reject Forgive and forget Move on with life
Created by Self Difficult to identify “ I can’t ……” Accept that you have put yourself in the box Know that Allah (swt) has made life as a challenge Believe that you are the best creation of Allah (swt) Believe that you can do better Take small steps towards your goal Give your best Focus on your efforts and not on the result Know that your efforts will eventualy be rewarded Make lots of duas and seek guidance and help from Allah (swt)