Many Muslims today need to remember this Quranic verse
“But [remember that an attempt at] requiting evil may, too, become an evil: hence, whoever pardons [his foe] and makes peace, his reward rests with God – for, verily, He does not love evildoers.42:40”
Wajazao sayyiatin sayyiatun mithluha faman AAafa waaslaha faajruhu AAala Allahi innahu la yuhibbu alththalimeena
وَجَزَاء سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِّثْلُهَا فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ (42:40)
Through this beautiful declaration from God we can appreciate the wisdom which lies behind the evil acts which are committed against us, in enabling us to bring out our love in attempt to embrace our enemy for seeking the face of the Beloved. Hence we will be actively involved in the process of social reform of society.
Therefore we aught to love evil, not for its evilness but for bringing us closer to the Beloved.
Posted on April 2, 2008, in Current Issues, Inspirations, Islam, Islamic History, Islamic mysticism, Islamic philosophy, Islamic thoughts, Islamic wisdom, Mysticism, Philosophy, Quranic Studies, Reflections, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.