Commentary on the Qur’an fur the Non Muslim.5

 وَقُولُوا لَهُمْ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا (سورة النساء/٥)

and speak to them words of appropriate kindness.  Surah Nisa:5

【日本語直訳】 そして適切な親切の言葉をかれらに語りかけなさい。

【日本語注釈】 考えの違う相手に、怒りの感情で教えを説いても、互いの感情がぶつかり合うだけである。 何度となく、親切に接し、話し続ければ、相手の心もいつか開かれるだろう。

【類義のことわざ】 怒れる拳、笑顔に当たらず  怒って拳を振り上げた人にも、笑顔で接すると拍子抜けがして拳が打ち下ろせなくなるように、やさしい態度で接する方が効果的だということ。




【Japanese translation】
And speak to them appropriate words of kindness.

【Japanese annotation】
If you teach someone who thinks differently from you with anger, your feelings will only clash with each other. If you continue to speak kindly to them again and again, they will open their hearts to you.

【Analogous proverb】
An angry fist does not hit a smiling face. Just as smiling at someone who raises his fist in anger will cause him to lose his temper and not be able to bring his fist down, so it is more effective to treat people with a gentle attitude.

Emotion is instinct, and what restrains it is intellect.

We gain intelligence by learning not only from our studies, but also from our rich life experiences.

The reason why Islamic teachings recommend the repeated reading of the “Qur’an” may be because this “intelligence” is required of each and every human being.

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