Faizel Patel – 22/04/2021
Esteemed Islamic scholar Mufti Yusuf Moosagie says everyone receives criticism which can sting in any situation whether a person believes in the critical comments or even if they are completely false.
Mufti Moosagie was sharing some naseeha on Radio Islam about how to handle criticism.
As humans we are fallible and sometimes do not have the practical aptitude to embrace or address criticism.
Mufti Moosagie says some criticism at times is misplaced.
“Irrational criticism is part and parcel of lives. We cannot live normal human lives without criticising others and receiving criticism. People offer criticism for different reasons. Criticism is met out for good and bad reasons. Sometimes it is handed out simply to put you down or that they are jealous of you. Maybe offered due to the existence of some personal difference and preference or it may be that the person feels threatened by your competence, attractiveness or they try level the playing fields by putting you down.”
Mufti Moosagie says if a person is secure about himself, he or she will not make a mountain of a mole hill of the criticism they receive.
He says people should remain calm and respect the other person when being criticised.
“How you physically react to criticism will depend on the nature of the criticism, where you are and who the criticism is coming from. They key is to remember that whatever the circumstances are, don’t respond in anger as this will cause a scene and create bad feelings and possibly a bad image of you.”
Mufti Moosagie says Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) also had to deal with criticism after the Battle of Hunayn, which took place after the conquest of Makkah and displayed a beautiful manner on how to deal with criticism.
Listen to the naseeha by Mufti Yusuf Moosajee