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Should one make a vigorous start, or take a gradual approach until it is established and then add more after a while, or should he follow the saying, When your wind blows, then make the most of it?.
Some people often say, "Can we apply today the same barbarous punishments which were applied long ago in the desert? Is it permissible to cut a thief's hand for five shillings? Could such things take place in the twentieth century, which regards the criminal as the victim of society and maintains that he is entitled to medical treatment rather than punishment?"
An exegesis of the one hundred and fourth chapter of the Noble Qur'an by Imam as-Sadi. His exegesis is widely regarded as being amongst the best and most moving for the layman to read.
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