Monday, October 31, 2005

On Doubts ...

One cannot help but realize that in the war between Good and Evil, the methods of warfare used by the adversaries are very different. While Good presents its agenda through the immaculate portrayal of a pristine message, Evil has nothing worthwhile to present. So it resorts to dirty war, playing its game by covering the facts through the use of dirty tricks like white lies, distortion of truths, and mixing truths with lies. In practical terms, Evil will use tactics such as murder, conspiracy, magic, bribery, terrorism, and deceit. But perhaps the most effective weapon that Evil has at its disposal is the creation of doubts in the minds of people about what should be very simple and clear. This is because while the reality behind lies can eventually be found out, there is no easy cure for suspicion. Doubts have the uncanny ability to linger on even after facts have been uncovered and lies have been exposed.

It is no wonder then, that the Qur'an announces at its very inception that it is the book in whose credibility there can be absolutely no doubt:

"This is the Book in which there is no doubt [about its authenticity or authorship]..." (Qur'an: 2,2)

In these days of uncertainties, it is heart-warming to know that there is a helping hand out there which is a sure hand and is never mistaken. Perhaps we should revert back to this 1400-year old ancient document that will never betray us, ever.

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