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.


Katib

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.

  1. Salaams Katib

    This is a very powerful ayah

    Allah!

  2. peace to you friend

    peace is the way

  3. Dear wanderer7

    Peace to you as well my friend.

    Thank you for your visit.

    Katib

  4. A beautiful and true point, dear Brother🙂 Indeed, in all such acts of evil, there is always the opportunity for goodness in response. The Sufis say that if someone insults you, apologize to him, and so make a friend out of an enemy.

    Ya Haqq!

  5. Indeed Br darvish.

    Thank you

    Wamminnassalam

    Katib

  6. Salams Br Abdur Rahman

    Indeed it is.

    Wamminnassalam

    Katib

  7. very true, best respond on evil shuld be good

  8. Peace sister Amina

    Katib

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