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The beauty of the Qur’ān is that this parable, along with others, can be applied to the many trials and tribulations that Muslims have gone through in the 1441 years since its revelation.
Notice the power of the Qur’anic image. The backbiter is ‘consuming the flesh’ by eating into their victim’s presence and honour. The victim is his or her ‘brother’ (or sister) in Islam. And it is ‘in a state of his (or her) death’ since they are absent and cannot defend themselves.
If the deficiency is in your victim’s religion or manners, fix it! If it is physical, then show respect towards the One who created them that way…
“Your true brother is the one who is with you, harming himself to benefit you. The one who, if the misfortune of time shatters you, will disband himself to gather you.”
Those connected by womb are disposed on being merciful towards each other. How then with those Allāh made your brethren through your connection to Him?
Did you know that a verse of the Qur’ān is plastered on the entrance of Harvard University’s Dept. of Justice as the best quote for justice?