Category: Boomerang

The Virus

Dear Letters Editor, Just maybe, and for once, we could focus on the people who are most vulnerable to this pandemic, and to the human rights violations perpetrated by our government, so rarely reported, those people held as...

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The calamity of the pandemic and mercy

Said Nursi asserts that the inner aspect of all things is good.

Not everything that man regards as bad is really evil, for, “it may well be that you hate a thing the while it is good for you, and it may well be that you love a thing the while it is bad for you: and God knows, whereas you do not know.” [ al-Baqara 2:21]

The Qur’an also says that “it may well be that you dislike something which God might yet make a source of abundant good” [ an-nisa’ 4:19[

Hasan Horkuc writes in his PhD thesis: “Said Nursi’s Ideal for Human Society: Moral and Social Reform in the Risale-I Nur;“
“ Even the most undesirable things and events are good in regard to their results. In reality, apparent harms, tribulations and calamities are not misfortunes. They are not evil and bad. They are created for many beneficial and everlasting results. They are created on purpose.” [University of Durham. July 2004]

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