DHÂLİM - ظالم
Literally: Unjust. Tyrannical. The one who perpetrates dhulm.
The one who deviated from as-sirât al-mustaqîm.
Through the decree of 1 وَلاَ تَرْكَنُوا اِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ , the noble âyah terrifyingly and severely threatens, not only those who support dhulm and are the tools of it but also those who incline slightly towards it. For, just as consenting to kufr is kufr, so too, consenting to dhulm is dhulm.
Thus, one of the people of perfection perfectly interpreted one of the many jewels of this âyah as follows:
One who assists a dhâlim in the world is the man of despicableness
That is a dog who receives pleasure from serving the unjust hunter.
The Twenty-Eighth Letter - The Fourth Matter which is the Fourth Risale
What is the reason for this calamity, which arises from the wrongdoings of some individuals, taking the form of a general calamity in the country to a degree?
The Answer: From the point of general calamity being aroused from the wrongdoings of the majority, most people, in a ma’nawî manner, participate in the actions of those dhâlim individuals by supporting them through their actions, by having iltizâm for the actions of those dhâlim individuals, or by joining them; they cause the general calamity.
The Addendum to the Fourteenth Word
1 (And, do not be inclined to those dhâlim, lest you be seized by the fire.)