Minute with a Muslim #300 – Hatred Is The Beginning of Justice

Tom Facchine


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The speaker discusses the concept of hate and how it can be misused. They explain that hate is a bad emotion and can lead to negative emotions, such as ripple up political and economic development. The speaker suggests educating oneself on the meaning of hate and how it can lead to beneficial deeds.

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The Olia of Allah are in tune with the Cydia and the Cydia is literally allows communication of what he loves and what he hates. Right?

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In our culture. Hate is a bad word hates a negative emotion and we say no it's not.

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It can be misused, it can be misplaced. But hatred is the beginning of justice. If you hate what the Creator hates, then you have the tools in order to pursue justice. There's no justice without hating oppression, there is no justice without hating what's wrong.

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And so, the categories shift if you include hate into something that is potentially positive. The categories shift not just to Oh, love versus hate, love is good. All love is good. No, it's not

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all hates bad. No, it's not.

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Islamic Guidance, the Islamic tradition says no love and hate, both of them can be good or bad.

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What is the real metric of whatever whether it's good or bad, if you love what Allah loves, and if you hate what Allah hates, if you love what the Creator loves, and if you hate what the Creator hates,

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that is righteousness, that is virtue. And every Muslim, they spend their lives at least the third good Muslim or practicing Muslim, somebody who wants to get closer to Allah.

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Their job is to shorten that gap, or bridge that gap, the gap between what Allah loves and what they love. They're trying to bridge the gap.

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What Allah hates and what they hate, they're trying to bridge the gap.

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Because when you love something, that's the beginning of wanting to do it. Right? Maybe Allah hates this thing, okay, but you're attached to it, you love it. And so maybe you're able to have the self control to not do it. But

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the safest way to not ever engage in something that Allah hates is to try to bring yourself to the point where you hate what Allah hates as well.

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Now, the other category, okay, that's the only of Allah who are the only out of shaytaan we say people doing the devil's work in this on this earth? Well, that's just just flip it. They're the people who hate what Allah loves.

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And they're the people that love what Allah hates.

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So, when it comes to

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environmental degradation,

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right, when it comes to economic exploitation, racist thinking and racialized thinking, tribalism, right, all these sort of essentialist imaginations that are these identities that we form that are shortcuts to virtue and actual good deeds, all of these things are very, very thin concepts. So we should as Muslims, we should take this very seriously and we should educate it. That begs the question now okay, well, what does Allah love? What does Allah hate? Well, that's your job to find out