An aspirant wrote:
1. I get numerous bad-opinion thoughts (budgumani) regarding other people frequently.
2. I try to get rid of them and start thinking something nice about these people.
Is this appropriate?
Sayyidi wa sanadi Hazrat Moualan Mohammad Taqi Usmani sahib (Allah SWT preserve him and allow us to benefit from him abundantly. Ameen!) replied;
“1. There is no accountability for involuntary thoughts.
2. Indeed, this is its treatment.
Add to it a thought about any of the bad things regarding yourself.”