Being falsely accused is one of the worst and most frustrated feelings in the world, not because you feel guilty of doing something, but because of that fact that there are people around you who will make you feel guilty of something you did not do just because they hate you, they don’t like you, they are jealous of you or they are just too gullible to believe on hearsays without checking the facts first. However, for whatever reason, it is not right to accuse someone based on rumors, without proper proceedings, sufficient evidence, and proper interrogation on the person being accused. Here are some of the famous teachings about accusing someone wrongfully.
Proverbs 3:30 “Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.”
Exodus 23:1 “You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.”
Exodus 23:7 “Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.”
“Avoid legal punishments as fas as possible, and if there are any doubts in the case then use them, for it is better for a judge to err towards leniency than towards punishment.”- Prophet Muhammad, Sunan al Tirn
“It is better that Ten Guilty Persons Escape than One Innocent Suffer.”-Sir William Blackstone, 1765
False accusations taint relationships and trust, bring the accused person into solitude and take away self-confidence. So before you accuse someone of doing something, before you get angry with this person, and before you believe in hearsay, think not only once, but think a hundred times because when you wrongfully accused an innocent person, you are taking away his rights, and there is no way or amount of “sorry” can console an innocent person after being falsely accused.