DO NOT GRAN’T THE IGNORANT ONES WISDOM
In the Name of God, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
الإمامُ الكاظمُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : لا تَمْنَحوا الجُهّالَ الحِكمَةَ فتَظْلِموها، ولا تَمْنَعوها أهْلَها فتَظْلِموهُم.
Imam Al-Kadhim (ع) said, ‘Do not grant the ignorant ones wisdom for they will not do justice to it, and do not deprive it to those who are worthy of it for you will do injustice to them.’
[Bihar Al-Anwar, v. 78, p. 303, no. 1]
Some people deserve and some do not deserve. As simple as that. Some people deserve the time, energy and attention you give them to teach them the lessons and wisdom of life. There will always be a group of people who will take you as a joke the more light you give them. It happened to the prophets (as) and it can happen to you too if you are ready to spread words and the teachings of wisdom and light.
It is also important to teach those who really want but are not on the same spiritual level, to teach them gradually. Rapid learning and upbringing will not lead to organic results. Not every individual is an individual of justice, so don’t assume that every individual will do justice to the truth, wisdom or to the true teachings of purity and tazkiyya.
So, you have a group of people who give of their wisdom and attention to people who will do injustice to the goodness and light you spread to humanity. Then there are people of the same category who do not give chances or any of their confidence or wisdom to people who really deserve it and society has become so upside-down and corrupt that even “religious” people have become so: to exclude those who really want good while giving everything to people who really want to hurt and use the good and turn it into evil.
So, when you want to get the quality out of what you want to achieve, always remember to give the quality to those spiritual soldiers who really want to use wisdom for something good and productive instead of those who just want to hurt and use the good to transform it to evil. Give your goodness to people who will increase it to goodness, not to people who will turn that goodness into evil and corruption!
Peace and Blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Holy Progeny (as)
| Amir Zabidi