The Perspective of the Qur’ān on Sharr
This chapter will explore the meaning of sharr in the Qur’ān. The methodology that will be used in approaching the Qur’anic text will be that of Toshihiko Iztusu, which has already been explained in the introduction. The application of this sort of semantic analysis hopefully will help the reader to distinguish between sharr, as purposed and willed by God and evil, as understood by man. Once the difference becomes clear, it will be easier to apply this distinction to the rest of this work.