I disagreed with her, so she called me a name

Tell her to read 49:11 and worry that she may have turned her faith into deviance because of her name calling.

Many Muslims cannot stand it when a fellow Muslim holds a different opinion than theirs, and call him or her a choice of labels. That adds a big weight to their bad deeds scale on the Day of Settlement. The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “Sufficient sin for one is to demean his Muslim brother.” Narrated by Abu-Hurayra and reported by Muslim who rated it authentic.

I’ve been reading a book, called “And they will continue to disagree” (11:118), by Salmaan bin Fahd Al-`Awda. It is fascinating look into the hundreds of disagreements between the Sahaaba. Yet, we don’t read one narration of any of them calling the other names. Will the Muslim community ever grow up like our predecessors were?

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