Ethics 101

What makes someone ask you when you’re going to get married or start a family, or how much you paid for your house, or how much money you earn? What makes someone think that it’s okay to touch a pregnant woman’s belly or guess whether she’s going to have a boy or a girl? And what can you do when someone invades your privacy with an inappropriate or rude question?

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It always shocks me when I hear people asking me or around questions like these. I mean you have no idea what the other person is going through- Someone you’re asking about starting a family might be going through a challenging phase to conceive with medications. Somebody who isn’t getting married might be going through a series of rejection- of simply- they just don’t want to get into it- and by you asking them would just make them more miserable and furious- why would you?

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Privacy is everyones personal right.

Allah says:

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لَا تَدْخُلُوا۟ بُيُوتًا غَيْرَ بُيُوتِكُمْ حَتَّىٰ تَسْتَأْنِسُوا۟ وَتُسَلِّمُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهَا ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ ” O Believers, do not enter other houses than your own until you have the approval of the inmates and have wished them peace; this is the best way for you: it is expected that you will observe it “. (Qur’an 24:27)

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Be it someones life, a personal letter, their bedroom, their handbag, their home or their phone- learn to respect privacy. Sadly- in our society, everyone thinks its okay to get into each other space- but it’s really not-

Even our religion beautifully describes that SubhanAllah-

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Learn to mind your own lives and your own world- stop putting your feet in others- how they choose to live, what they choose to do is not your concern. Stop bullying. And if you’re one who is superly intervened by other- please stand for yourself , respect yourself enough to walk away from something that sucks you down and make you feel miserable:)

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What do you think? I’d love to know how do you respond do such people.

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