The term â€˜evilâ€™ in the Quran and the Ahadith is usually used to refer to wrong belief or practice. So, they are not meant in their philosophical sense as Shahid Motahari refers to.
Consider the following examples:
1.Â Ùˆ Ù…Ù† Ø´Ø± Ù…Ø§ Ø®Ù„Ù‚Â : which means I seek refuge with AllahÂ from the evil acts of His creatures, such as gossiping, murdering etc, that are the evil acts of humans.
2. The Prophet (P) said: Ø§Ù†Ù…Ø§ Ø§Ù„Ø®ÛŒØ± Ù…Ø§ Ø§Ø±ÛŒØ¯ Ø¨Ù‡ ÙˆØ¬Ù‡ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ùˆ Ø¹ÙÙ…Ù„ Ø¹Ù„ÛŒ Ù…Ø§ Ø§Ù…Ø±Ù‡ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ØŒ Ùˆ Ø§Ù…Ø§ Ù…Ø§ Ø§Ø±ÛŒØ¯ Ø¨Ù‡ Ø§Ù„Ø±ÛŒØ§Ø¡ Ùˆ Ø§Ù„Ø³Ù…Ø¹Û€ Ù‡Ùˆ Ø§Ù„Ø´Ø± Ø§Ù„Ø®Ø§Ù„Øµ. ) Ø§Ù„Ø§ØØªØ¬Ø§Ø 1:45):â€Good is that by which Godâ€™s pleasure is sought, and which is done according to the commands of God. As for that which is done to show off or gain reputation, this is pure evilâ€ (Al-Ihtijaj, 1:45).
3. In the famous Hadith of the host of intellect and ignorance, Kofr, oppression, and sins are referred to as evil such as:Ø§Ø³Ø±Ø¹ Ø§Ù„Ø´Ø± Ø¹Ù‚ÙˆØ¨Û€ Ø§Ù„Ø¨ØºÛŒ, â€œThe evil which is punished most quickly is oppressionâ€.
Evil is also used in the Quran and Ahadith to refer to what we assume is evil. That is similar to what philosophers say that evil is a relative concept, not an absolute one. For example, the biting of a snake is good and a defence mechanism for itself, but for the one who is bitten, it is regarded as evil. Or we regard something evil due to its immediate discomfort, although on the long run, it provides us a lot of comfort and hence will be good. The same applies to so-called good.
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