Hadith on Condemning: Overly judgmental Muslims are most astray

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If a man says the people are ruined, he is the most ruined among them.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2623

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

Al-Nawawi said, “The scholars agree that this disapproval refers only to those who say it in contempt for people, to denigrate them, to claim themselves superior to them, and to accuse them of evil intentions, for he does not know the secrets of Allah in His creation.”

Source: Sharḥ al-Nawawī ‘alá Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2623

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ إِذَا قَالَ الرَّجُلُ هَلَكَ النَّاسُ ‏ فَهُوَ أَهْلَكُهُمْ

2623 صحيح مسلم كتاب البر والصلة والآداب باب النهي عن قول هلك الناس

قال النووي وَاتَّفَقَ الْعُلَمَاءُ عَلَى أَنَّ هَذَا الذَّمَّ إِنَّمَا هُوَ فِيمَنْ قَالَهُ عَلَى سَبِيلِ الْإِزْرَاءِ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَاحْتِقَارِهِمْ وَتَفْضِيلِ نَفْسِهِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَتَقْبِيحِ أَحْوَالِهِمْ لِأَنَّهُ لَا يَعْلَمُ سِرَّ اللَّهِ فِي خَلْقِهِ

صحيح مسلم بشرح النووي 2623