Husn-e-Zann (which is a desired quality as mentioned in the Hadeeth:[Entertain good thoughts about believers.]) requires no proof. Not having any proof for soo-e-zann (evil thoughts) (which is abhorred and prohibited by Allah Ta`ala in the Qur’aan: (O you who believe! Abstain from suspicions.) [12:49]) and a person merely being a Muslim are sufficient for entertaining good thoughts for a person.
However, one requires proof to have evil thoughts for the next person. (It is sinful to entertain evil thoughts regarding someone without any reliable proof. Allah Ta`ala states: [Some thoughts are sinful.]
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