Saturday, March 18, 2006

Evil and Good are not Comparable

Say, "Evil and good are not comparable, even though the abundance of evil may tempt you. Remain observant of Allah, O men of understanding, that you may prosper."

Qur'an 5:100


  1. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Assalamu alaykum,

    nice reminder - jazakumAllah khayr.

    Allama Yusuf Ali's comment on 5:100.

    People often judge by quantity rather than quality. They are dazzled by numbers: their hearts are captured by what they see everywhere around them. But the man of understanding and discrimination judges by a different standard. He knows that good and bad things are not to be lumped together, and carefully chooses the best, which may be the scarcest, and avoids the bad, though evil may meet him at every step.

  2. Wa'alaykum Assalam,

    Wa iyya kum, and barak Allahu fi kum for the addition.