We acquire various kinds of wounds on life’s journey. It is painful just to think about them. Traumatic memories, living with a disability, dark clouds of depression, damaged emotions, disease, chronic pain, life regrets, and a nagging sense of failure are just a few! The scope of all this pain is overwhelming. The following are some recognized examples.
The Prophet of Islam once said: “A believer acts as a mirror for a fellow believer.” (Abu Dawud). Just as a mirror reveals the reality of the face that looks into it, similarly, a believer must always offer right advice to another believer.
In other words, Islam tries to establish a society where every person plays the role of a true adviser for the other. An Islamic society is based on the culture of mutual counselling or mutual consultation.