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The Divine wisdom behind going along with the reality
Allah says: “Fighting is enjoined on you, and it is an object of dislike to you; and it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows, while you do not know.” (02: 216). Fighting was not incumbent or allowed for Muslim in the beginning of the call to Islam in Mecca, so the Prophet (p.)’s recommendations to the believers who were persecuted and tortured were patience, immigration, endurance and sacrifice...
Our stand from the political reality
When we look into the political reality governing the nation nowadays through the conflicting currents and various trends, we will notice that this reality is no longer a mere situation embracing a certain category of people. Rather, it has extended to include all the factions of the nation, until it has become more like a daily provision to every person. Moreover, every category turned to adopt a certain trend, whether in the general course or in the more detailed one, for there are certain permanent devices trying to train them on practicing politics in the line these devices adopt and follow.
How to use your voice? How to employ the media?
Perhaps we can glimpse in some Quranic Ayahs the features of the answer to these two questions: “How to use your voice? How to employ the media?”, explicitly at times and implicitly at others. At first, we cite the following Quranic Ayah mentioned as part of the recommendations of Luqman to his son: “And lower your voice; surely the most hateful of voices is the braying of asses (donkeys).” (31: 19). We notice here an emphasis on keeping the voice low in a way that psychologically keeps man away from raising his voice, by denuding the high voice from any aspect of beauty and rationality.
How to restrain anger?
Once one knows that anger, in many cases, results from [feelings of] pride, haughtiness and contempt for the people, as mentioned in the following Hadith by Imam Ja’afar As-Sadiq (a.s.): “The disciples said to Jesus the son of Mary (a.s.): ‘O teacher of the good! Teach us what the severest thing is.’ He said: ‘The severest thing is the wrath of Allah.’ They said: ‘Then what prevents the wrath of Allah?’ He said: ‘That you not be wrathful.’ They said: ‘What is the source of wrath?’ He said: ‘Pride, haughtiness and contempt for the people,’” he could start to lay the foundations on how to rid himself of these demerits, and consequently turn into a modest and calm person who respects the others and feels that the rights they owe him do not exceed the favors he makes for them.
Spiritual Power
Spiritual strength emerges as a great source of help to people who are struggling with all the physical strength they possess to free themselves from looming difficulties and challenges. In reality, it has a double impact on human beings: it boosts their spirits and conquers all feelings of fear, sadness, anxiety, loss and laxity. It fills them with feelings of confidence, happiness, and resoluteness.