Fadlullah :No man is absolutely evil . If there was such
a thing in politics it would be represented by the American
Administration that continues to blindly support Israel and
commit its own aggressions and violation of international law .
his weekly seminar the following question: The parties
that hate Islam have gone all the way to present him as a
religion that calls for evil. On its part the American
Administration envisages the countries that oppose arrogance as
belonging to the axis of evil.
How does Islam view the good as
a religious human value?
The Religious Authority, Sayyed
Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
God, the most exalted, has sent His Messengers to all mankind to
strengthen the culture of good in human souls, spreading the values of
love and charity to all people .Messengers, thus, were a mercy to all
people, and the spirit of good they were sent with is indivisible, since
it represents an integrated moral system that people could not attain
stability and security if they choose not to adopt it.
Islam came to complete the Messages of the previous messengers,
emphasizing that morals and good are a major aim that they were sent to
establish . The Messenger says: verily I have been sent to complete the
evaluation of morals. and the Islamic call sought to establish the
principles of Good in the society on the following pillars:
Firstly: Believing that man is the one who plants good in the society,
therefore no matter how much he deviates we cannot consider him as
absolute evil. Rather we have to look for traces of good inside the evil
people and try to expand them to overcome those of the evil. Thus, we
cannot reach a conviction regarding any human being that he is an
absolute evil, no matter how arrogant or sinful he is. On the contrary,
Islam calls on us to look for windows of good in his personality so as to
reassure him and prevent him from falling into frustration and despair
and ultimately become more evil.
Secondly, Religion as a whole, with all its principles and concepts is
a call for the good. It wants man to live his life guided by the norms of
good and righteousness.
God says in His Holy Book: O ye who believe! give your response to
Allah and His Messenger, when He calls you to that which will give you
life. Thus religion represents a call for life, good health and healing
the souls and the hearts from all sicknesses. Ali (a.s.) described the
Messenger(p.) as a doctor who carries his medicines around, giving them
to the needy whether to blind hearts or deaf ears.
Thirdly, Islam calls on us to eradicate evil from the souls and the
texts. We have to plant good in our hearts and souls before we call
others to abide by the demands of our sects. On this basis, we would
emphasize that the culture of evil and aggression does not have anything
to do with Islam. God says: Let there arise out of you a band of people
inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding
what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity. Thus every text that
might suggest evil is unacceptable and unauthentic even if it is cited in
our best reference books.
The problem the world is suffering from nowadays is that there are two
contradictory cultures yet they meet in the end at dividing the world
into axis; that of good and that of evil. Then each will go on to call
for destroying the other axis as the one of evil.
On our part, we do not accept the idea of a human being describing
another as representing evil.
Even if we were to agree that this could be acceptable in politics we
would say that this applies on the American Administration that has
planted the culture of anarchy, evil and killing in the world in general
and in our Islamic Arab region in particular.
We view the American pressures against Iran based on the pretence of
seeking to own nuclear weapons while Israel is provided with all the
technologies to use its nuclear bombs, including the germen gift of two
submarines… We view this as the biggest aggression on Arabs of Muslims…
They are denied the right to possess any technological of scientific
means, even if it were to be used in a peaceful manner, while at the same
time boosting that they are supporting Israel, and keep silent towards
the Israeli aggression and massacres against the Arab and Palestinians.
It is America that represents the major axis of evil in the world,
since it supports Israel and continues to violate international law,
through its occupation and torturing prisoners in its secret detentions
in various places of the world.