بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
وَلَا تَسْتَوِي الْحَسَنَةُ وَلَا السَّيِّئَةُ ادْفَعْ بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ فَإِذَا الَّذِي بَيْنَكَ وَبَيْنَهُ عَدَاوَةٌ كَأَنَّهُ وَلِيٌّ حَمِيمٌ
“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend.”
[Al-Qur’an: Surat Fussilat(Explained in Detail): 34]
How do I react when…
My initial reaction is, “ouch! It hurts!” And I just feel the NEED to complain! Then, the usual question is, “why me?” Finally, I decide to be patient and grateful, realizing that it could have been worse.
I wallow in self-pity and feel the urge to complain about it to someone. Moreover, I have the innate desire to exact justice and defend myself!
I feel self-pity, and complain about why I have to suffer!
What action plan can I make in order to be able to repel evil with good in my life?