The dream is the shadow of the similitude, and the similitude is the shadow of the Intermediate Realm. It is due to this that their principles resemble each other.
Politics Are a Satan in the World of Ideas;
One Should Seek Refuge With God From Them
The politics of civilization sacrifice the minority for the comfort of the majority. Indeed, the despotic minority sacrifices the majority of people for themselves.
Qur’anic justice would not take the life of a single innocent, spill their blood, or sacrifice him even for all mankind, let alone the majority.
The verse, If anyone slew a person –unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land– it would be as if he slew the whole people1 lays two mighty mysteries before the eyes.
One is pure justice. This sublime principle deems equal the individual and the community, the person and mankind; Divine justice sees no difference between them; this is a constant Sunna.
An individual may sacrifice his rights himself, but they cannot be sacrificed otherwise, even for all mankind.
The cancelling of his rights, or the spilling of his blood, or the smearing of his name is equal to the cancelling of the rights of all humanity, or the besmirching of it, and is its equivalent.
The second mystery is this: if a selfish man murders an innocent out of greed or passion, he will lay waste the whole world if he can, should it be an obstacle to his desires, and wipe out all humanity.
Weakness Emboldens the Enemy;
God May Try His Servants, but They May Not Try Him
O fearful, weak one! Your fear and weakness are in vain and cause you harm; they embolden outside influences and attract them.
O you who suffers from doubts and delusions! Definite benefits may not be sacrificed for imaginary harms. What you need is action; the result is with God.
One may not interfere in God’s concerns. He draws His servant to the arena of trial and says: “If you do that, I’ll do this.”