A Fallacy

Yesterday I was reading the Qur’an and its commentary. I came across a sentence and contemplated its meaning a lot. The sentence was about the difference between human beings and other beings and the reason behind our superiority over them. We are the chosen ones because we have emotions. Yes! You read it correctly.

Emotions which enable us to comprehend actions and reactions. Emotions are a bundle of love, hatred, envy, empathy, anger, fear, serenity, etc. It is about the ability to be in your shoes. Without emotions, I would never be able to understand your angst . However, these emotions are the source of cruelties and crimes in the name of protection and love. How many times did we go astray because we misunderstood our emotions? How many times did we convey the wrong message of love to our beloved ones? How many times did we transgress in the name of sparing our own life?

Emotions what make human beings stand up for each other because we savoured life’s bitterness before. We are living in adjacent condos, without feelings, we would never overcome the walls in order to make friends, have spouses, witness our children, etc. How cruel this life would be with robots only obey commands without any feelings. Your heart is the real scale not your brain. I was mistaken when I thought the opposite many years ago.

The more space my heart gets, the more aware I become refraining from overseeing and judging others. Yes! I am higly ranked in the ecosystem because of that organ and its intelligence to differentiate. I have all the vibes, and the ability to choose what suits my ranking, and what relegates my humanity. The compass is in my hand, and I choose which direction to walk in. I am so grateful for having such journey. May Allah forgive me when I flounder but surely I will be back again.

Have a nice day and a peaceful life my friends and hola after months of not posting anything!

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  1. Hi Gehad, I certainly understand the importance of emotions and how the complete reliance on our emotions alone can lead us astray. I am wondering if it is our ability to logic and reason out our environment which puts on a higher level. For example, animals feel emotions: anger, love, fear, etc., but an animal’s ability to perform complex logical actions is limited. Of course, this depends on the animal. For example, dogs are highly intelligent and have been known to to rescue people, etc. I think of service dogs and how they are very logical in the performance of their assignments. As far as why God loves us, I believe it is because we are simply his children and he has compassion on us because he knows that we are completely reliant on his grace to sustain us through this life. We are not always logical and our emotions get the best of us at times. Life is a journey. Love is what sees us through and complete reliance on God is what sustains us. Blessings.

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    1. For you is your religion and for me is my religion. I believe that Allah created us to be his successors on the earth. All prophets including Jesus are only the bearers of his message. I am going to read the Bible in details after I finish reading the study Qur’an insha’Allah!

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