Be Just

It’s the sun, not she
Who can be fair. Yet she tries
Shutting up her mouth.


People scold at other people, while instead they should oppose the actions. People humiliate others, while they have the same evil in their own heart. What’s that? Arrogance? Ignorance?

Today’s conversation was about why I curse the war/invasion but think that that Russian guy is a decent balancing power in the world politically. Good query from not so nice friend— It’s tiring to chat with a “sinless” religious person. 😶‍🌫️

It’s so much difficult to see how a wicked person can get high appreciation; and so much difficult to witness a kind person may experience very difficult life. Should I hate the wicked? Hmmm…. I may dislike a wicked who is granted so much luxury, yet how much do I know about that person? S/he might have done so much in some way that life decides to grant huge blessings to her/him. So, how much I may dislike a wicked, being just is the only choice to treat her/him. And I’m ok with it.

I might still say something harsh about the wicked if s/he is doing something unjust to me or to those I love and/or care about. Yet, I won’t do harm to her/him. Or, if I should do so, I will try to avoid the person the best I can personally (professionally I don’t like blocking people from shining). Or, if needed, with “fair” fairness I’ll reciprocate the actions against me and/or my family. Hey! At the same time I can declare her/his good points objectively….

…. if I like or most time I will just shut my mouth up forever 😁

I’m not a religious person but one suurah in the Quran has taught me well about being just in my humble life: QS Al-Maiyah:8.

translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali on Al-Maidah:8
O ye who believe! stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

be just. listen from two sides; otherwise, remove one ear of yours. and I’m still against war and violence, pal!