Life requires every human being to be able to stand firmly on their do’s and don’ts, likes and dislikes, rejections and possessions. This ability is what makes up our self-worth and builds self-esteem,in a way that credibility or validation from anybody does not matter. Fortunately, many people have come and are still coming to the actualisation of this mind concept. Many, so full of confidence, regardless of bad circumstances, come and and show their reality. Hence, the phrase “I’m Me.” has become a popular saying.
However,it is really very unfortunate that the inner contents of this common speech do not matter to people. Someone says or does something which on a norm, is unheard of… Instead of gently correcting the person, we do otherwise, saying ‘it’s better to be real than feign what you are not.’ Yes, no one is disputing the fact that fake life should be a no-no for every normal person, but that shouldn’t limit our IQ to accepting the shenanigans and wrongs of people, all for the sake of being real. Definitely not!
From the Islamic view, it’s totally out of point. Allah laid down rules and regulations, (e.g., He tells females who have attained puberty to cover up their body, in such a way, that the body features won’t be visible to men with whom we share no relations, e.t.c.) and instructed us to adhere to them. To His Glory, a very good number are upholding the orders to the best of their abilities, but we still see some people stand in opposition to these commands. For instance, some sisters take pictures with/without their Hijabs on, and then post them on social media. In response, we click on the like button and make really nice remarks… For Allah’s sake,this is just not right. If we can’t be courageous enough to correct them, it’s better to just scroll past the pics. The inability of people to accept corrections shouldn’t cause a ‘bad mutation’ to our thinking faculty. Khalas!
To conclude with, I feel that no one can judge anyone unless the consent to,is given. If you know for sure that what you’re doing is truly right, no matter where castigation is coming from, you’ll be at ease with yourself. Let’s train ourselves to correct people in the right way and also take to corrections. CORRECTION is not CONDEMNATION. Be realistic; don’t pretend; don’t live a fake life, but be sensible. Don’t let the world’s way of thinking automatically dictate your culture. Be YOU in every sense, but be the BETTER YOU!