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IslamQA: Dealing with hurtful comments

Assalamualaikum & Hello, lately I heard bad comments about me and people judging me for no reason. I’ve never spoken to these people before therefore I am saddened by the fact that they would say such things about me. All this time I have been nice to everyone I meet and I try to not repeat any mistakes I’ve done in the past. These comments have been bothering me for weeks now and it is affecting my mental health and self confidence. What should I do to not let these petty comments affect me? 😞

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Sorry to read that. Feeling pain at such occurrences is a natural part of being human. Even the Prophets (peace be upon them) felt fear or cried when something hurt them. The best course of action may be to first accept that the pain is going to be there. Then maybe read the Quran daily to strengthen your relationship with God. Once you feel really close to Him then the ordinary pains of living lose some of their power and relevance.

Best wishes.

And God knows best.
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