"Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: 'I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: 'Will Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?' He said: 'I know what ye know not.'" Quran (2:30)
Humankind is capable of carrying out tremendous evil, but it is also capable of establishing tremendous good. Our ability to reason, use intellect, recognize suffering, and make choices, gives us the ability to access truth.
The #PakistaniUniversityAttack shows us once again the tremendously ugly side of humanity. We mourn for the innocence taken by acts of terrorism around the world regardless of the victim's race, gender, class, or nationality. Whilst we mourn however, we mustn't forget that our species is capable of establishing good and carrying out beauty. And in this we find hope for brighter days- justice, love, and understanding. My love and prayers for all those affected by these reflective times.
"There are those who have your melody, but sing so out of tune. " - 'Seekers', Alman Nusrat