Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
The Miracle of Positive Response
There is good news from Britain:
On May 22, 2013 a British soldier was beheaded by two Muslims in Woolwich, southeast London. In the aftermath of this incident, there were some angry protests from the Christian
side. Apparently it was a sad event, but it turned into a pleasant experience.
According to reports some people gathered outside a mosque on May 26, 2013, at Bull Lane, York. They wanted to show their anger at the unprovoked killing. When the people of the
mosque received this news, they silently made a plan. According to the plan, when the protesters turned up before the mosque, the members went out and welcomed them. They invited the protesters inside the mosque and offered them tea, biscuits and custard creams in a friendly atmosphere. This kind of behavior was bound to produce a positive result. Reports tell that instantly tensions were defused and a potential confrontation was avoided.
Life is full of crises. The only solution is that you should learn the art of crisis management. Don’t take the problem as a problem, but take it as a normal event. Try to defuse it and the crisis will be managed in a very smooth manner.
This event testifies to the veracity of Quranic teaching. The Quran says in the chapter Fussilat (Revelations Well Expounded):
Good and evil deeds are not equal. Do good deed in return for bad deed; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend. (41:34).
The Quran tells us that every human being was created on alfitrah, that is, divine nature. (30:30).
It means that human nature is based on positive response.
Negative reaction is only a temporary phase. If someone shows a negative reaction, you should adopt the policy of avoidance, and very soon you will find that the whole thing is normalized.
Life is full of crises. The only solution is that you should learn the art of crisis management. Don’t take the problem as a problem, but take it as a normal event. Try to defuse it and the crisis will be managed in a very smooth manner. By applying wisdom, you can turn hate into love and negativity into positivity, then why opt for the harder course of action when the easier course of action is available? According to Islamic teaching, every situation is a test
paper. Apply your wisdom and you will certainly stand the test.