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Why Does Evil Exist? (Seyyed Hossein Nasr) 4 min

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On 1/25/2021 at 10:17 PM, Zainuu said:

perfect creation is the one which fulfills the objective of it's creation completely

Would you say that the world is "perfectly imperfect"? This mode of existence was created to be flawed from the get-go and the imperfection pushes us to fulfil our intended purpose somehow and helps us evolve spiritually in some way? When I think of 'perfection' I think of Eden/Jannah...no aging, no dying, no pain, living in absolute bliss and comfort, everything readily at our disposal etc.

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Nice video. Question of existence of evil can be divided into two questions: 1. Question of creation of world 2. Question of creation of human being. Because world is the ground on

Relevant hadith on Iblees:  

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2 hours ago, Eddie Mecca said:

Would you say that the world is "perfectly imperfect"? This mode of existence was created to be flawed from the get-go and the imperfection pushes us to fulfil our intended purpose somehow and helps us evolve spiritually in some way? When I think of 'perfection' I think of Eden/Jannah...no aging, no dying, no pain, living in absolute bliss and comfort, everything readily at our disposal etc.

Very Relevant Verses and Ahadith:

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The Holy Qur’an:
“Know that the life of this world is but play, diversion, ornament, mutual boasting among you, and vying for increase in property and children—the likeness of a rain whose vegetation impresses the farmers; then it withers such that you see it turn yellow; then it becomes chaff. And in the Hereafter there shall be severe punishment, forgiveness from God, and contentment, and the life of this world is naught but the enjoyment of delusion.” (57:20)

Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib told Ammar ibn Yasir:
“O Ammar! grieve thou not for this world, for all the amusement of this world is in six things:
(1) Eating
(2) Drinking
(3) Dressing
(4) Wedding 
(5) Riding
(6) Smelling

1. Take for instance honey, the sweetest of the natural foods of man, it is the saliva of a small insect, the bee
2. The best of the natural drinks of man is water, in consuming which man is equal to any other animal.
3. The nicest of the dress is made of silk which is the refuse of a small worm.
4. The object of wedding a woman is the enjoyment of cohabiting with her, which is admitting of a urinary organ with another urinary organ.
5. Of the material implement of riding the horse, there is the danger of a fatal fall from it.
6. Of the scents there is the valuable musk which is of the blood of an animal, the deer.”

Once the Holy Prophet along with some of his companions passed a corpse of a goat lying swollen, rotten and giving out foul smell. The Holy Prophet asked “Would any one purchase this for a penny?”
The companions replied “No,” “None would do it.” Then he said: “This world which people are madly after possessing. In the view of the Lord, its value is lower than this rotten corpse.

Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib said:
“The World is a corpse and the seekers of it are dogs.” [note here that dogs and dead bodies are both said to be impure according to Sayed Sistani (rah)]

The Holy Prophet said:
“This world is the farm to cultivate for the hereafter.”

Source: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, The Holy Qur’an by S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali and Agha H.M.M. Pooya Yazdi Page 1630-1631

 

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8 hours ago, Eddie Mecca said:

Would you say that the world is "perfectly imperfect"? This mode of existence was created to be flawed from the get-go and the imperfection pushes us to fulfil our intended purpose somehow and helps us evolve spiritually in some way? When I think of 'perfection' I think of Eden/Jannah...no aging, no dying, no pain, living in absolute bliss and comfort, everything readily at our disposal etc.

This world is perfect in it's own sense.

Imperfection of world would be if it resembles to be like Jannah at some point. 

Because it is not intended to be Jannah.

This is the definition of the world as stated by Imam Ali (عليه السلام) ijn Nahj ul Balagha. And if you imagine Wsorld within the context of this Hadith, it perfectly makes sense:

As a one liner: World is a perfect place of test for a human being.

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Therefore, who can abuse it when it has announced its departure and called out that it would leave! It had given news of its own destruction and the death of its people. By its hardship it set an example of their hardships. By its pleasures it created eagerness for the pleasures (of the next world). It brings ease in the evening and grief in the morning by way of persuasion, dissuasion, alarm and warning. People abuse it on the morning of their repentance but there are others who will praise it on the Day of Judgement. The world recalled to them the next life and they bore it in mind. It related to them (things of the next life) and they acknowledged them. It preached to them and they took lesson therefrom.

https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-2-letters-and-sayings/selections-sayings-and-preaching-amir-al-muminin-ali#hadith-n-131-about-those-who-falsely-accuse-world

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