Saturday, December 12, 2009

Struggle for Justice vs Pragmatism

by Jahaberdeeen Mohamed Yunoos

"Without the slightest of doubt, everyone you speak to will want justice. They will extol virtues of justice and make speeches of it. But how many will fight for it? How many will fight against injustice when it does not affect them indirectly? Allah says this:

“O you who believe! Why say you that which you do not do? Grievously odious is it in the sight of God that you say that which you do not do”. (Quran: 61:2-3)

We are all good people, we like to believe. We often tell ourselves that we should try to live a “non-controversial life, a safe life” and therefore we do not want to meddle with things that do not directly concern us or our family. We even turn a blind eye to the injustice suffered by others on the pretext of: “what can I alone do?” Since everyone asks that question, nobody does anything!...."

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