Often we try to match our stories with reality. Stories that fit our reality. A lot of us intuitively think of opposite extremes. That things can only be either or.
Either this OR that.
Nothing in between.
“It’s either you’re with me, OR, against me.”
Most of us forget the scale of things. We forget that things can be this AND that.
Or somewhere in between.
The Sunnah of Allah involves gradualism and processes.Of course, things can change drastically. Things can shut off and on.
Alas, what we usually don’t see is the silent gradual process that takes place before the trigger.