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Passive and Active Action Against Injustice – Sa’ad Al-Faqih

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[Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih] So, what’s the proof that you will be saved? The proof is from the Quran. ((And when a community among them said, “Why do you warn a people whom Allah is about to destroy with a severe punishment?”)) This is the same exact question. He’s saying, “Why should we take action? Well, we’re going to be punished, so, why should we take action?” There is no one who’s going to heed to the advice or take part in removing injustice. ((And when a community among them said, “Why do you warn a people whom Allah is about to destroy with a severe punishment?”)) I.e., “It’s over. They’re doomed for punishment.”

What was the reply of those that understood Allah’s laws to them? Those that understood Allah’s laws said, ((”To be absolved before your Lord and perhaps they may fear Him.”)) This is about those that transgressed Allah’s commandments in keeping the Sabbath. The Jews that transgressed Allah’s commandments regarding the Sabbath. ((They [the advisors] said, “To be absolved before your Lord and perhaps they may fear Him.”)) Absolution. An absolution, because Allah commanded us to enjoin good and forbid evil, commanded us to strive to remove injustice, commanded us to strive to remove corruption, so, we are discharging our responsibility, by complying with Allah’s commandment, even if there is no result. Maybe this could be a last-ditch effort in the hope that these people will change. Continue reading Passive and Active Action Against Injustice – Sa’ad Al-Faqih