Leave that which makes you doubt

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt. Verily, truth is tranquillity and falsehood is doubt.”

[Sunan al-Tirmidhi and Sunan al-Nasaai – Hadith Sahih]


The above Hadith lays down a very general and important principle that can be applied in all aspects of one’s life. If a person truly applies the meaning of the above Hadith, he should, inshaallah (Allah willing), find psychological well-being and inner peace.

The above Hadith also shows the road to true piety and righteousness. In just a few words, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) stated these very beneficial and useful principles.

Especially nowadays the above Hadith is of extreme importance due to there being numerous things or practices that seem to have some good and some bad to them that have not been discussed in detail by the scholars yet many people feel free to voice their opinions on whole range of such topics.

So how can one save himself from all this confusion? How can one know what path to follow that will lead him to the truth and lead him to Allah being pleased with him? Under situations like this, one truly needs to turn to the above Hadith of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

In summary, a Muslim should be certain of every act he performs. If he has any doubt concerning something, he should leave it for an act concerning which he has no doubt.

And Allah knows best!

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