More Dangerous than Zina
Allah, the Wise, has said:
“O you who believe! let not (one) people laugh at (another) people.” (Noble Qur’an, Surah al-Hujarat, 49:11.)
The Prophet (saw) said:
“If a person humiliates a believer, indigent or otherwise, Allah shall always abhor and humiliate him.” (Jame’ al-Sa’adat, Volume 2, Page 215.)
Factors such as arrogance, malice, envy and the like cause some individuals to view others who are either illiterate or lack strength and whom they have compelled into performing base and lowly work, with contempt and humiliation.
Disparagement in every form is forbidden; moreover, if the humiliated person experiences a feeling of disgrace and injury, this is bound to result in a metaphysical reaction which would reflect badly upon the esteem and personality of the offender. Thus, it is befitting to take regard of the weakest of Allah’s creations so that, we too are encompassed by His grace and compassion.