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Ustad Bediüzzaman talking on Dispute and discord among the believers- 6 –

Sixth Aspect Spiritual life and correctness of worship will suffer as a result of enmity and rancour, since the purity of intention that is the means of salvation will be damaged. For a biased person will desire superiority over his enemy in the good deeds that he performs and will be unable to act purely for the sake of God.…

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An occurrence worthy of note by Ustad Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

When once a judge showed signs of anger while cutting off the hand of a thief, the just ruler who chanced to observe him dismissed him from his post. For if he had cut the hand in the name of the Shari‘a, his soul would have felt pity for the victim; he should have cut it off in a manner…

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An event with an important lesson

Imam ‘Ali (May God be pleased with him) once threw an unbeliever to the ground. As he drew his sword to kill him, the unbeliever spat in his face. He released him without killing him. The unbeliever said: “Why did you not kill me?” He replied: “I was going to kill you for the sake of God. But when you…

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Obstinacy and partisanship are extremely harmful in social life- Ustad Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

Fifth Aspect Obstinacy and partisanship are extremely harmful in social life. I f i t i s s a i d : There is a Hadith which says: “Difference among my people is an instance of divine mercy,”[6] and difference requires partisanship. The sickness of partisanship also delivers the oppressed common people to the oppressor elite, for if the elite…

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The cure for envy among believers-2- Ustad Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

I f y o u s a y : “I have no choice, there is enmity within my disposition. I cannot overlook those who antagonize me.” T h e A n s w e r : If evil character and bad disposition do not exhibit any trace, and you do not act with ill intention, there is no harm. If…

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The cure for envy among believers-1- Ustad Bediüzzaman Said Nursi

Let the envious reflect on the ultimate fate of those things that arouse his enmity. Then he will understand that the beauty, strength, rank, and wealth possessed by his rival are transient and temporary. Their benefit is slight, and the anxiety they cause is great. If it is a question of personal qualities that will gain him reward in the…

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Ustad Bediüzzaman talking on Dispute and discord among the believers- 4

Fourth Aspect It is a sin from the point of view of personal life. Listen to the following four principles which are the base of this Fourth Aspect. First Principle: When you know your way and opinions to be true, you have the right to say, “My way is right and the best.” But you do not have the right…

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Ustad Bediüzzaman talking on Dispute and discord among the believers- 3

Third Aspect  In accordance with the meaning of the verse:  No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another,(6:164)  which expresses pure justice, to nurture rancour and enmity towards a believer is like condemning  all the  innocent  attributes  found  in  him  on account  of  one criminal attribute, and is hence an act of great injustice. If you go further and include in your enmity all the relatives of a…

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Ustad Bediüzzaman talking on Dispute and discord among the believers- 2

Second Aspect They are also sinful in the view of wisdom, for it is obvious that enmity and love are opposites, just like light and darkness; while maintaining their respective essences, they cannot be combined. If love is truly found in a heart, by virtue of the predomination of the causes that produce it, then enmity in that heart can…

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O unjust man nurturing rancour and enmity against a believer!- 1

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate. Verily the believers are brethren; so reconcile then your brothers.(49:10) * Repel evil with what is better than it; then the one between whom and yourself enmity prevails will become like your friend and intimate.(41:34) * Those who suppress their anger and forgive people – verily God loves those who do…

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