the prophet’s methods of correcting people mistakes

Posted: April 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

In the name of Allah, the All Compasionate, All- merciful.

ive taken most of the words and hadith that will be jotted later, by referring to a book authorized by Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid.


To this date, ive come to observe some of my fellow brothers and sisters tends to do good things among them, which is to advice /nasihah. it’s indeed is a good thing and of course, we should realize every sons of Adam shall made mistakes. As what the prophet (Pbuh stated): 

“Every son of Adam make mistakes, and the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent.”

(At-thirmidzi hadith no.2382, shakir edition. Abu ‘Eesa said: this is a ghareeb Hassan hadith)

Before i reiterate and remind back some of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) sayings, which will be thoroughly discussed later, i mind to share some of the words which eintitled to be in arabic, so that later on, when i share some words later, it will be lucid enough for people to understand.

1) taqrir: is any act or utterance of the shahabah, and of prophet attendance during such events, He remain silent and did not rebuke of such events.This is to said, those words of utterance and act are of His  approval.

2) classes of Hadith: al-maqbul is the type of which it is accepted. there are two types that fall under this class. they are hadith sahih and hadith hassan.

al-mardud is the type of which it is not accepted. the worst of it is of hadis maudu’ and the one who is of doubt is hadith daif.

3) hadith sahih and hassan can be divided by 2: which are; hadith sahih lizatihi ,hadis sahih lighairihi, hadis hassan lizaitihi and hadith hassan ligharihi.

4) sanad/isnad is the reporterin of connection of hadith. 

5)matan is the content of each hadith.

6) dhabit: the reporter/rawi of the hadith much have good memories, as so dhabit refers to the actual utterance or act shown by The Prophet. dhabit al-sadr defines the shahabah which memorize the events with his good memory, while  dhabit al -kitab is those who jotted notes of such events, and take a good care of that book of his.

7) thiqah: is the attitude of the rawi, which are trustworthy, wise and dhabit.

8)syaz: is the disparity of hadith that are reported by several rawi that is thiqah. which means, the hadith reported among the rawi which are thiqah is different. hadith that HAS syaz, is doubtful of it truths.

things to note: for those who can understand malay: some of the definition that i jotted here is from the book”40 hadis palsu popular by Abdul Razak Muthalib” which Ive translated by my own justification. Anything that seems doubtful, pls correct me or else, pls refer me to other sources which seems more legit, and trustful. 


Praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, Master of the day of Judgement( al-Malik), the God of the first and the Last, Sustainer of heaven and earth, and peace and blessing be upon His trustworthy Prophet( Pbuh), the teacher of mankind, sent as Mercy to the worlds.

As how i put my words at the beginning of this post, i sensed that from my observation of my brothers and sisters ethos( particularly in Malaysia) – advises have been always FAILED. I’ve pondered of this paradigm before, and so, i seek for the ways to help even by minutes, to aid this ethos of what i sense to be the biggest flaws of why my brothers and sisters keep on fighting among themselves.

SO, all bless to Allah, His Messenger, the sahabat, and those who have prayed for my goods, ive come to meet with this book, this earlier month of April, or toas to be noted, the month of jamadul awal of the year 1433H.

Let me get straight to the point.

Actually, there’s reasons for why our advises are not accepted by some of brothers and sisters. It’s either because of their attitudes and flaws, or its our flaws in giving the advise at the best ways to put.

So, as we all know, Prophet Muhammad is the no.1 of the most influential people ever lived on Earth. This is even proved by those infidels and westerners.Why? One of them is because, he knows how to propagate His words and make it prevalent to be induced by his Ummah.

1) Hasten to correct people’s mistakes, and not putting that off.
2) referring people back toto Islam when they make mistakes, and pointing out to them the principle that they are breaking.
3) Asking the person to stop doing the wrong action.
4)Showing one’s anger about the mistake
5)Turning away from the one who has made a mistake and avoiding argument with him, in the hope, he will come back to the right ways.
6)Speaking bluntly to a person about the mistakes he made
7)Boycotting the one who has made a mistake
8) Blaming the person who has made mistakes

9) rebuking the one who has made a mistake.


as how you can see from this short list, there are actually various ways of correcting people mistakes. Our prophet did not stick to one method only. Fatanah= wise. This is another attitude of Him that we should actually do some research on it. The way he depict it can be clearly shown from such a way, he is correcting His people mistakes.

All praise to him, the messenger, the mercy for all mankinds.

-to be continue on their examples on the next post- 



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