The role of ‘husnu zann’ (positive thinking) in preventing slander

  When we speak about the challenges we face as Muslims living in secular countries, the topic of sins often comes up. However, we tend to avoid seeing something like slander as a major sin (even though it is!) instead of choosing to focus on things like temptation, alcohol, and drugs – all of which present their own challenges. With respect to slander, Islam is not the only religion to note it as a phenomenon – slander has been prevalent from history until contemporary times. Public discussions on preventing slander or even recognizing when it is taking place have been...

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