The following video of Riham Said removing her veil in front of Cleric Yousuf Badri, and the clash that ensued on Egyptian TV, reminded me of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s quote on the root cause of wrongdoing. The video is revealing… no pun intended. It highlights topics, that as a white man, I cannot discuss, so I’m going to at least open the conversation 😉 It reminds me of claimed “divines” in the US who preach Christ’s Holy Gospel but are calling for holy war against Islam… it’s easy to see the “fierce Hell.. fiery abyss… unsound evil” within Cleric Yousuf Badri, and it pains the soul to see such confusion… and it inspires those with open eyes, to see Riham Said kicking some but with the “tools of perception and knowledge” that Abdu’l-Bahá talks about in the following quote.
“The root cause of wrongdoing is ignorance, and we must therefore hold fast to the tools of perception and knowledge. Good character must be taught. Light must be spread afar, so that, in the school of humanity, all may acquire the heavenly characteristics of the spirit, and see for themselves beyond any doubt that there is no fiercer Hell, no more fiery abyss, than to possess a character that is evil and unsound; no more darksome pit nor loathsome torment than to show forth qualities which deserve to be condemned.”
(“Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá”, Sec. 111) pp. 136–37)