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IslamQA: Feeling disdain for other Muslims

Salam. How do I get rid of the disdainful feeling when someone talks about Islam? I have been let down in the past by Muslims who I expect would act kindly towards me. My reality and view of Islam has changed since I met them. And how to I mend my defiant manner towards Islam?

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

I cannot be sure what the exact cause of your feelings are until I know more about it. But I believe that walking the spiritual path of Islam would solve your problem; read the Quran daily and struggle with it until you fully submit to God and achieve an open heart. The Quran helps uncover all the flaws in your character so that you can face them and focus on fixing them, and it will be your guide in that fixing. And once your heart is open, it will be very easy to face everyone else, Muslim and non-Muslim, with an open heart, without disdain or dislike. This is a long-term process that will take months and years, so do not expect immediate results.

And God knows best.
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