How to debate and dispute (DW#609)
May 30, 2019
In the following verse from Sura Nahl, Allah says:
and dispute with them in a manner that is best [Quran16:125].
Communicating effectively and mindfully with respect and compassion does not mean that we always agree with the other person. Reality is that in relationships and in life, we may find ourselves on opposing sides of an issue.
This verse reminds us how to engage in communication when there is clearly a difference of opinion or values.
Firstly, such conversation needs to be done with the right intention. We can speak up for what we believe, defend our truth, remove doubts and misconceptions, but we must always do with respect and compassion. When we dispute or argue in this way, we are not defending our own power of status. We come from a place of respect, love and compassion, intending good for all concerned.
For the next few days, let us explore the elements of a good discussion or argument.
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