Evil and good are not equal

قُل لَّا یَسۡتَوِی ٱلۡخَبِیثُ وَٱلطَّیِّبُ وَلَوۡ أَعۡجَبَكَ كَثۡرَةُ ٱلۡخَبِیثِۚ فَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ یَـٰۤأُو۟لِی ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ

"Evil and good are not equal, though you may be dazzled by the abundance of evil." 

 

Sometimes when things are in abundance, they start to feel "normal". Perhaps they begin to seem so normal that it doesn t even feel wrong to be impressed/dazzled by them.  

 

"Evil and good are not equal" At first glance, this may appear to be a simple reminder, but upon deeper reflection, we are forced to examine the ways in which we have created gray spaces in our minds in which evil is no longer perceived as truly being evil.  

 

Blurring the lines between evil and good is the first step in a person eventually accepting, and potentially being impressed by, that which is evil.  

 

May Allah allow us to recognize good as good and evil as evil and react to both in a manner that is pleasing to Him.


Surah al-Maidah [The Table] | Ayah 100

(قُل لَّا یَسۡتَوِی ٱلۡخَبِیثُ وَٱلطَّیِّبُ وَلَوۡ أَعۡجَبَكَ كَثۡرَةُ ٱلۡخَبِیثِۚ فَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ یَـٰۤأُو۟لِی ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ)

Say, ˹O Prophet,˺ “Good and evil are not equal, though you may be dazzled by the abundance of evil. So fear Allah, O you of understanding, that you may be successful.” (5:100)


Similar Posts