In the 26th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, referring to the supplication on the 26th day of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “In the supplication of this day, and the other supplications of the holy month of Ramadan, we ask God Almighty to cover our faults.”
Stating that human beings should be on the path of evolution and every day should be better than the previous days, the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly added, “Humans must also pay attention to their capacities, and identify their flaws and correct them.”
It is narrated that we should ask God to cover our shortcomings from others. Because if people know faults and the curtains are removed, they will not bury each other (They won’t participate in each other’s funeral ceremony),” he clarified.
“If a person’s fault or ugliness has not been made public, and someone knows about it, he has no right to reveal it,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that the most important thing to pay attention to is to cover the faults of others.
“A person who drinks wine openly, betrays, is a gambler, does not pray, and does not fast, is a Fasiq (one who violates Islamic law who is considered unreliable, and his testimony is not accepted in Islamic courts) hiding his faults is not the case,” emphasized the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Experts, defining a Fasiq.
“The Holy Quran identifies those who seek the faults of others as those who have brought (divine) torment for themselves,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, considering spying on the faults of others as a great sin.
“People who look for others’ faults are deceived,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that it is stated in the Holy Quran that “woe to the one who slanders and seeks faults.”
“People who are always looking for others’ faults are arrogant people,” he said, stating that the critics should not think that they are serving, but they are creating the worst humiliation for themselves.
“Those who always seek to find others’ faults and do not pay attention to their faults, will be disgraced in this world and the hereafter,” Ayatollah Ramazani reminded.
“Those who blame others are unaware of themselves, and those who see themselves are never looking for the others’ faults,” emphasized the representative of the people of Gilan in the Assembly of Leadership Experts, referring to those who seek others’ faults as the most defective people.
“Imam Ali (a.s.) says in Nahj al-Balaghah, ‘Those who see their faults are unaware of the faults of others,” he said, referring to the widespread emphasis on the issue of hiding the faults of others in Quranic verses and hadiths.
“A wise person is one who knows his own faults and has nothing to do with the faults of others,” added Ayatollah Ramazani, saying that people who don’t look for others’ faults are wise and happy.
“Those who hid the faults of others in the world will be at peace on the Day of Judgment,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that it is narrated that anyone who covers the faults of a believer is like saving a person who is buried alive.
“Revealing the fault of a believer that no one knows about, is one of the great sins,” he clarified, stating that according to the narration, whoever covers the flaws of a believer, God will cover his seventy flaws in this world and the Hereafter.
“God will never forgive a person who disgraces a believer, and he will certainly expose the perpetrator of this sin in this world,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that the believer’s honor is one of God’s red lines.