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The Quran’s Position on Apathy Towards Evil – Sa’ad Al-Faqih

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[Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih] Among the questions as well, the old and new question. Old, from the days of the Companions, in which there is a misunderstanding of Allah’s words ((O you who believe! Take care of your souls; he who errs cannot hurt you when you are on the right way; to Allah is your return, of all (of you), so He will inform you of what you did.)) Many people take this to mean, “Take care of your souls,” so, don’t care about others. Some even distort the verse, reading it as “take care of yourselves, and don’t care about others.”

There are those that say, “Shut up, leave the creation to the Creator.” These are myths, and not part of Islamic legislation or religion, nor the saying of the Prophet or the Companions or the Tabi’een (successors of the Companions). “Leave the creation to the Creator.” These are superstitions and devilish tricks in order to escape one’s responsibility. As for Allah’s words, ((O you who believe! Take care of your souls; he who errs cannot hurt you when you are on the right way;)) Firstly, “Take care of your souls” doesn’t mean “Mind your own selves.” ((Take care of your souls)) means, “Stick to your selves.” “Straighten your selves.” “Your selves” here is like what is called “verbal noun,” like, “Underneath you the book”, which means, “Take the book.” Verbal noun. “underneath you,” meaning, “under you.” The literal meaning of “underneath you the book,” “underneath you the book.” But, in reality, “underneath you the book” means “take the book.” So, ((Take care of your souls)) means “Stick to your selves,” Strive with your selves, control them, and make them stay upright in accordance with the Quran and the Sunnah and the commandments of Allah. ((he who errs cannot hurt you)), when? ((when you are on the right way;)) Continue reading The Quran’s Position on Apathy Towards Evil – Sa’ad Al-Faqih