Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ramadan Thoughts3: Ethics of Discussion

Quran, surah 16 verses 125 to 127:
“Invite (all) to the Way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for your Lord knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. [016.125]

And if you do catch them out, catch them out no worse than they catch you out: But if you show patience, that is indeed the best (course) for those who are patient. [016.126]

And do you be patient, for your patience is but from God; nor grieve over them: and distress not yourself because of their plots”. [016.127]

Will I therefore be right in saying that there is no room for mad, irrational screaming and mobs demonstrating to the streets in Islam where avenues of discussion are available? Muslims must learn to engage in discourse with wisdom and grace, the Quran says.

Correct me if I my understanding is wrong

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brother Jahaberdeen,

QURAN is very practicle in any way.

In addition the verse clearly spells out about invitation by wisdom to the right path.The word "Invite" is a form of Order from God.When it is an Order it is must!

What happened to those who failed to invite using wisdom?

Well, we need to tell using "wisdom"...

At least we follow God Order.

Selamat Wa Barkat.