“It is said that evil in the world is like the shaded spaces in a painting; if you come close to it you’ll see these as defects, but if you draw back to a distance you will discover the shaded areas are necessary in fulfilling an aesthetic function within the artwork.”
There is an ancient wisdom that states “Out of the snakes poison comes the antidote”
How can one appreciate comfort without having experienced hardship to use as a comparator? Would it be possible to appreciate good health if illness did not occur?
If there weren’t any starving people how could we show our generosity?
“Tragedy is more important than love. Out of all human events, it is tragedy alone that brings people out of their own petty desires and into awareness of other humans’ suffering. Tragedy occurs in human lives so that we will learn to reach out and comfort others.”
“And it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.”