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Should We Expose Someone’s Sins to Protect Other People?

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Mario

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Oct 06, 2017

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Is it true that we should work hard to hide the sins of other people, like Allah hides our sins? I know that's true most of the time, but what about in the case of someone who is in a position of authority and is using their power to hurt other people? If we have tried everything to convince that person to change, all the steps of correct Islamic athab, what can we do to make sure no other people are hurt by this person? Do we STILL have to hide their sins, even if it means others will trust them and maybe get hurt, too? Any insight on this is so helpful to our youth. Thank you very much and salaam.

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Anne Myers is a proud Wellesley College graduate and holds a Master of Divinity focusing in Islamic studies. She has experience in pastoral care in hospital and university settings. Her passions include Islam, feminism, traveling, reading, watching cooking competitions, and her cats.

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