Finding Faults with Others and Exposing Their Shortcomings or Sins
This vice is caused either by jealousy or hostility, and leads to the spread of corruption, animosity, and destruction of good relations between the people. The opposite of this vice is the virtue of covering up the defects and sins of others. This virtue has immeasurable merit, and here we shall mention one verse and a hadith in this regard, although there are a large number of traditions dealing with this subject:
Those who love that indecency should be spread abroad among the believers theirs will be a painful chastisement in the present world and the world to come ... (24:19)
And the Prophet (S) has said:
He who covers up [the faults of] a Muslim, God shall cover up his faults in this world and the next.
Adapted from: "Jami' al-Sa'adat" by: "Muhammad Mahdi al-Naraqi"
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