The Balance

Allah in Arabic

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“And He raised the heaven and established the balance. Do not transgress the balance. You shall establish justice; do not violate the balance,” – The Qur’an, 55:7-9

The Balance is called Al-Mizan in Arabic. It is The Balance of reality, nature, and society. It exists throughout all of reality, within the seven universes, as the seven universes, and beyond all the universes. It is Allah‘s System, As-Sunnat Allah, (see sunnat Allah). It even exists within every single particle in reality. In this system, it is Allah Who maintains The Balance, for Allah has counted the numbers of all things, and all things are precisely calculated, measured, and distributed. The Balance even includes the laws of Allah that are decreed for humanity in the scriptures.

“Only to a messenger that He chooses does He reveal from the past and the future specific news. This is to ascertain that they have delivered their Lord’s messages. He is fully aware of what they have. He has counted the numbers of all things.” (Surah 72:27,28)

“As for the Earth, We constructed it and placed on it stabilizers, and We grew on it a perfect balance (muzoon) of everything. “(Surah 15:19)

“Recall that Moses sought water for his people. We said “strike the rock with your staff” whereupon twelve springs gushed out therefrom. The members of each tribe knew their own water. Eat and drink from GOD’s provisions and do not roam the Earth corruptingly.”  (Surah 2:60)

“As soon as he leaves he roams the Earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. GOD does not love corruption.” (Surah 2:205)

“Do not corrupt the Earth after it has been set straight. And worship Him out of reverence and out of hope. Surely GOD’s mercy is attainable by the righteous. “ (Surah 7:56)

“Recall that He made you inheritors after ‘Ad and established you on Earth building mansions in its valleys and carving homes from its mountains. You shall remember GOD’s blessings and do not roam the Earth corruptingly.” (Surah 7:74)

“Those who disbelieve are allies of one another. Unless you keep these commandments there will be chaos on Earth and terrible corruption.” (Surah 8:73)

“If We are to annihilate any community, We let the leaders commit vast corruption therein. Once they deserve retribution, We annihilate it completely.” (Surah 17:16)

“Indeed if the truth conformed to their wishes there would be chaos in the Heavens and the Earth. Everything in them would be corrupted. We have given them their proof but they are disregarding their proof.” (Surah 23:71)

“Use the provisions bestowed upon you by GOD to seek the abode of the Hereafter without neglecting your share in this world. Be charitable as GOD has been charitable towards you. Do not keep on corrupting the Earth. GOD does not love the corrupters.” (Surah 28:77)

“We reserve the abode of the Hereafter for those who do not seek exaltation on Earth, nor corruption. The ultimate victory belongs to the righteous.” (Surah 28:83)

“Disasters have spread throughout the land and sea because of what the people have committed. He thus lets them taste the consequences of some of their works so that they might return.”  (Surah 30-41)

If anyone transgresses or violates The Balance, there will be natural consequences. This is because according to The System, The Balance will inevitably correct it’s self when those who violate it fail to correct it. If you disturb The Balance and you fail to correct your mistake and re-establish balance, you will suffer for it. If you corrupt the Earth, which is a crime mentioned in The Qur’an, you will suffer. If you corrupt society, and if you corrupt yourself, you will suffer. Similarly, Allah loves those who purify themselves,  not those who corrupt themselves or who do anything intentionally to disturb The Balance.

“There are those who abuse the masjid (mosque) by practicing idol worship, dividing the believers and providing comfort to those who oppose GOD and His messenger. They solemnly swear “our intentions are honorable!” GOD bears witness that they are liars. You shall never pray in such a masjid. A masjid that is established on the basis of righteousness from the first day is more worthy of your praying therein. In it there are people who love to be purified. GOD loves those who purify themselves.” (Surah 9:107-108)

Here is something important I can talk about, concerning  The Balance and it’s relation to health; since The Balance is the balance of nature, and the balance of the laws of the universes – our universe is very finely tuned,if our physical constants in our universe were even slightly different the laws of physics would not be the same,and since our bodies function in accordance to nature and the laws of physics, the function of the human body is part of The Balance. So when you disturb the functioning of the body, you disturb The Balance. When you eat foods that are bad for you, you transgress and violate The Balance within your body and the result is that you get sick. You may even die, depending upon what it is you eat. This is one of the reasons why The Qur’an repeatedly says, “Eat what is lawful and good,” Foods that corrupt your body, or your society, or that corrupt the Earth or that corrupt your mind or your soul, and foods that corrupt your consciousness are not good foods. They are bad.

“Oh people, eat from the Earth’s products all that is lawful and good and do not follow the steps of Satan, he is your most ardent enemy. He only commands you to commit evil and vice and to say about GOD what you do not know. “ (Surah 2:168-169)

There are many slaughterhouses in the world, too many, that transgress The Balance and violate it by corrupting the meat they produce. They torture their animals, abuse them, feed them foods that hurt them, and even cannibalize them by feeding them meat of their own kind, and they feed them other meats too; the animals become sick and corrupted, and produce genetically mutated offspring whose meat causes lethal illnesses in those who consume it. Many people die sickly deaths due to the consumption of such corrupted meat. This is part of the consequences for transgressing The Balance by corrupting the livestock. This is what happens when the people transgress and violate The Balance: people suffer. Even innocent people will suffer, because The Balance effects everyone. And keep in mind that eating corrupted food of any kind is also a form of transgressing The Balance, because corrupt food is not good food. If the people do not stop corrupting the livestock, then they will suffer severe retributions. The retributions have already begun, since people are already suffering from diseases and are dying due to the corruption of the livestock, and it will only get worse unless the people responsible for such a violation of The Balance repent and refrain! Stop brutalizing, torturing, and corrupting the livestock! This is a warning to you from Allah.

This is a warning to any organization out there which corrupts the livestock, or does anything to corrupt the Earth and it’s food-sources: if you do not repent and reform now, immediately, then you will suffer severe retribution from Allah for the suffering that you are causing and the suffering you will soon cause. Do not roam the Earth corruptingly. Do not corrupt the livestock, the water, and the plants of the Earth. Do not pollute the Earth beyond what is absolutely necessary for survival.

“You may fight in the cause of GOD against those who attack you but do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors. You may kill those who wage war against you and you may evict them whence they evict you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers. If they refrain, then GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful. You may also fight them to eliminate oppression, and to worship GOD freely. If they refrain, you shall not aggress. Aggression is permitted only against the aggressors. During the Sacred months, aggression may be met by an equivalent response. If they attack you, you may retaliate by inflicting an equitable retribution. You shall observe GOD and know that GOD is with the righteous.” (Surah 2: 190-194)

Violence is a transgression against The Balance, unless it is in the course of justice or in order to survive. Even hunting though, which is often done for survival, is a transgression against The Balance when the hunter causes in the animal he kills unnecessary suffering,which is why any hunter must kill his or her prey as humanely and as peacefully as possible. But by violence I mean causing unnecessary pain and suffering to others in any situation. No matter why one may do this,attacking others, abusing others, killing, if it is unnecessary then it is a transgression against The Balance. This is why The Qur’an says that the best possible response is patience, and that the believers control their anger. This is also why The Qur’an says Allah does not love the aggressors.

“You should eagerly race towards forgiveness from your Lord and a Paradise whose width encompasses the Heaves and the Earth. It awaits the righteous who give to charity during the good times as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger and pardoners of the people. GOD loves the charitable.” (Surah 3:133-134)

“Who can utter better words than one who invites to GOD, works righteousness and says ” I am one of the submitters, (muslims). ” Not equal is the good response and the bad response. You shall resort to the nicest possible response, thus, the one who used to be your enemy may become your best friend. None can attain this except those who steadfastly persevere. None can attain this except those who are extremely fortunate.” (Surah 41: 33-35)

Many countries today are involved in inhumane wars and are oppressive to their people. Oppression is an unnecessary form of violence, and in The Qur’an it condemns oppression and says it is worse than murder.  Therefore, here is a profound warning to the oppressors from Allah: unless you repent and reform, you will suffer severe retribution as a consequence for your actions. You will inevitably be destroyed and annihilated for your transgressions.

Balancing between the trees

Balancing between the trees (Photo credit: Mammaoca2008)

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3 Comments

  1. lambdamoses

    Salam. Your post reminds me of the idea of Yin and Yang and the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. I used Chinese medicine and met some of the doctors before, and I think it works, but it’s more based on philosophy and experience than on experiments and rigorous data analysis. So if you know something about Chinese medicine, then what do you think of it and how do you think it relates to modern science and Western medicine?
    Also, it seems that you’re also against animal cruelty. Me too, I was an animal rights advocate in 2012, and I worked with a shelter in Shenzhen that focused on finding homes for stray cats and dogs. However, later, I questioned my belief, since stray cats could survive on their own, so the main problem at stake should be stopping animal cruelty instead of finding stray animals homes. Furthermore, the shelter did not take the urban ecosystem into account. It’s great to hear from you, since I seldom see any Quranist talking about animal cruelty. I’m just curious: what do you think we should do to stray cats and dogs in urban areas?
    It seems that your blog is pretty cool, so I want to know more about you and how you read the Quran. I also write about my research on the Quran. I’m in California, so we can call and become friends.

    • I believe that all sciences, both Eastern and Western, have plenty to offer each other.

      As for animal cruelty, cruelty of any kind is forbidden by The Qur’an. Cruelty to animals is not permitted by GOD’S laws. First of all, it’s a form of aggression, and The Qur’an says GOD does not love the aggressors. Second, regarding killing animals, The Qur’an says “You shall not kill, for GOD has created all life sacred, except in the course of justice.” The unnecessary killing of animals is obviously unjust, and therefore forbidden. Third, animals and humans are both part of The Balance. Cruelty to animals or to humans is a transgression against The Balance. Transgressing The Balance is directly forbidden in 55:7-9 of The Qur’an.

      I am not sure what the people should do about stray animals. But I was raised by my mother to treat stray animals with kindness and mercy. On the other hand: 1) There are many stray animals; 2) There are many starving homeless people. Although killing the animals without any need to do so, is unjust, killing a stray animal to feed a starving homeless child would not be an injustice, as far as I can tell. Killing stray animals to feed the homeless could help solve two problems: The suffering of many stray animals, and the suffering of many starving homeless people. Of course, I am not sure I could ever bring myself to harm a stray animal. Many stray animals suffer from extreme wounds and diseases, neglect, and abuse. If I remember correctly, The Qur’an does not allow us to consume the meat of animals that were abused – I’ll have to double check to be sure, but if that is the case, then it doesn’t seem like it would be right to kill stray animals for food. I’ll need to spend more time reflecting on it.

      I would like to know more about how stray animals affect the ecosystem. The ecosystem is part of The Balance. But people need to understand that when those who disturb The Balance fail to set right the parts of The Balance they disturbed, The Balance will inevitably set itself right, which involves the transgressors suffering natural consequences. GOD designed The Balance to be a perfect balance of Nature, which inevitably restores itself when it is disturbed. It is a self-maintaining system. In light of this, we absolutely must respect animals. An excess population of stray animals is a result of someone, in this case a percentage of humans, disturbing The Balance. If we do not fix the problem, Nature will, and in the process, humans will suffer from natural consequences.

    • Salam.

      I live presently in Washington. My email address is ravenssacredvoice@gmail.com.

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