Mischief making and duplicity are acts that aim at disrupting the balance in nature; they are transgressions. Ease, peace, serenity and composure are the opposite concepts. men's souls are swayed by greed. (4/128) Men, goaded by their innate passion and impetuosity, are prone to upset the balance reigning in nature. Bloodshed and murder accompanied by mischief-making have been the cause of devastations and upheavals. God, who gives a respite to such people, defeat them in the end in favor of the wronged people.
GOD DOES NOT LOVE MISCHIEFMAKERS
And Allah loveth not those who do mischief. (5/64) But those who break the Covenant of Allah, after having plighted their word thereto, and cut asunder those things which Allah has commanded to be joined, and work mischief in the land;- on them is the curse; for them is the terrible home! (13/25). Those who reject Allah and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah - for them will We add Penalty to Penalty; for that they used to spread mischief. (16/88) The mischief-makers are loathed by God. They are the losers. They will be eternally damned here and hereafter. do no mischief on the earth after it has been set in order (7/85) nor commit evil on the earth, with intent to do mischief (29/36)
MISCHIEF IS A HUMAN ACT
Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- (2/30) Mischief has appeared on land and sea because of (the meed) that the hands of men have earned, that ((Allah)) may give them a taste of some of their deeds: in order that they may turn back (from Evil). (30/41) Man's rebellious acts have brought about imbalance and crookedness to the world. Seas and rivers have been polluted because of human being's disregards of ecological concern; the ozone hole grew in size. The moral standards have been corrupted; immorality, injustice, lying, greed and ignorance have increased out of all proportions. If the Truth had been in accord with their desires, truly the heavens and the earth, and all beings therein would have been in confusion and corruption! (23(71) It is hoped that these people will repent so that they may be pardoned and saved.
DISCORD AND MISCHIEF ARE WORSE THAN COMMITTING A MURDER
Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. (2/217) Mischief-making is a capital sin; for it gives rise to bloodshed and slaughter. Truly Pharaoh elated himself in the land and broke up its people into sections, depressing a small group among them: their sons he slew, but he kept alive their females: for he was indeed a maker of mischief. (28/4) God's respite for such evil doers has been of short duration since the creation had to be preserved. By Allah.s will they routed them; and David slew Goliath; and Allah gave him power and wisdom and taught him whatever (else) He willed. And did not Allah Check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief: But Allah is full of bounty to all the worlds. (2/251) Mischief-makers are sooner or later destroyed by a righteous community. However their red-handed fellow men also may put an end to them.
GREED FOR POWER
We are endued with strength, and given to vehement war: but the command is with thee; so consider what thou wilt command." (27/34) And with Pharaoh, lord of stakes? (All) these transgressed beyond bounds in the lands, (89/11-12) Rulers invading a country enslave the autochthonous people, holding their noses in the air set them at naught; they imprison or kill he prominent personages of the country they have conquered. The Pharoah was not an exception to the rule. Enthroned, he had exterminated innocent people. The end of such people is perdition.
Of the people there are some who say: "We believe in Allah and the Last Day;" but they do not (really) believe. Fain would they deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realise (it) not! (2/8-9) When they meet those who believe, they say: "We believe;" but when they are alone with their evil ones, they say: "We are really with you: We (were) only jesting." (2/14) A hypocrite is one who pretends to be what he is not or to have principles or beliefs that he does not have; especially, one who falsely assumes an appearance of virtuousness or religiosity, These are people who collude with the enemy. To the Hypocrites give the glad tidings that there is for them (but) a grievous penalty. (4/138)