‘And the ibaad (slaves) of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the jahiloon (ignorant) address them [harshly], they say salaam “peace”’ [25:63] 
Jahl, a.k.a. ignorance, at its root is a simple issue of control. The Jahil is not necessarily the one who is ignorant, I mean Abu Jahl was quite a learned man you know. He was probably the equivalent of the Socrates in Mecca and yet, this is the guy we call “The Father of Jahl”.
Jahl is when you have no restraint over your emotions and behaviour caused by these emotions. There are many times that we are confronted by these sophisticated Jahils or parhay likhay jahil as we lovingly call them in Urdu. What we need to understand is that the fact of ignorance might accompany the fact of impetuousness in these situations but is not the…
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