O Allah, give him openings!
O Allah, give him Divine success!
O Allah, guide others by means of him!
Another sign that the heart does not desire good for others is hastening to mention people's errors. This does not mean that you remain silent about the mistakes. Rather, it is upon you to advise your brother and strive to rectify the fault, without diminishing their honor. Your duty when rectifying is to correct the mistake, not to diminish the stature of the one who made the blunder. There is a big difference there is between the two. From the subtle, evil aspects of the soul regarding this, is the claim that your self is perfect and the other is deficient. Take for instance, when one says, "I am more knowledgeable than him. How could he be the one who does that? How could he have more students? Why are people praising him?" This is claiming that the self is perfect. Or when one says, "I have been studying longer than him. I have more sincerity than him,"
There are five steps to follow when setting out on the path of achieving true brotherhood in the service of the Din.
- The first step of action is to have a daily litany (wird) of supplication (du’a) for your brothers.
- The second step of action is to devote a certain time of the day to serving your brothers, outside of your classes, study time, and other obligations.
- The third step of action is to not sleep at night with something in your heart against your Muslim brother; regardless of what happened, whether you were right or wrong.
- The fourth step of action is to avoid speaking against any of your brothers.
- The fifth step of action is to distinguish between judging something that is from the unseen and something that you clearly see.