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Do Not Let Personal Hatred Cause You To Be Unjust

Date
June 4th, 2020
Author
Imām ‘Uthaymīn
Source
Sharh Al-Kāfiyah Ash-Shāfiyah V.4 Pg.47
Translator
Abu Yusuf Khaleefah

The Noble Scholar Shaykh Muhammad bin Sālih Al-'Uthaymīn رحمه الله stated:


It's upon the individual to not let the personal hatred cause him to be unjust (to others) as Allāh stated:

O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah and be witnesses for justice and let not your hatred of people make you be unjust. [Sūrah Al-Māidah(5):8]

This is (true) justice, that the person judges with justice (in all affairs); This is whether it is for himself and/or other than himself, out of fear of Allāh (and His punishment for not being just).