Admitting One’s Faults

A young player, who had participated in a big football match for the first time, wrote to his father after his team has been defeated.

Our opponents discovered a great gap in our defense line, and that was me.

امام شافعی کی کتاب الرسالہ کا آسان اردو ترجمہ۔ قرآن، سنت، اجماع اور قیاس کو سمجھنے کا طریق کار کیا ہے؟ عام اور خاص سے کیا مراد ہے؟ حدیث کے صحیح ہونے کو پرکھنے کا طریق کار کیا ہے؟ علماء کے اختلاف رائے کی صورت میں کیا رویہ اختیار کرنا چاہیے۔ پڑھنے کے لئے یہاں سرچ کیجیے۔
کتاب الرسالہ از امام محمد بن ادریس شافعی

Such acceptance of one’s shortcomings is rare, for it requires great courage. Without it, we cannot make social progress. Since every defeat is attributable to a gap in the line of defense, the best remedy is to accept it, for in so doing, one is well on the way to solving the problem. The person, who accepts his fault, either leaves his position for better people or tries to further prepare him for success.

The greatest fact of the life is accepting one’s weakness. The faith is also an acceptance. A faithful person accepts the magnificence of God. Paying the people their due is also an acceptance because a person accepts inter-personal responsibilities. Repentance is also an acceptance because a person accepts that the Word of God is right and His forbidden acts are wrong. All reforms in our life depend on acceptance of our faults. The man always commits mistakes. Without acceptance, there is no way to improve our weaknesses.

The Lord hates these seven things: eyes that show pride, tongues that tell lies, hands that kill innocent people,  hearts that plan evil things to do, feet that run to do evil, witnesses in court who tell lies, and anyone who causes family members to fight.Prophet Solomon علیہ الصلوۃ والسلام (Bible)

Accepting one’s faults is the door to success. Unfortunately, people feel it difficult to accept their mistakes. They make it an ego-problem. They try to hide their mistakes instead of admitting them. Consequently, a small fault becomes a blunder. The situation reaches at the point where the person has to admit his fault at the cost of failure. It was possible to protect oneself from failure by simply accepting the mistake at an earlier stage but now that time had gone.

(Author: Waheed-ud-Din Khan, Translation: Dr. Farida Khanam & Muhammad Mubashir Nazir)

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—– Why people do not accept their mistakes?

—– Identify an event from your life when you did not admit your mistake and suffered a greater loss as a consequence.

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Admitting One’s Faults
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