Complementarity…. Not Repetition
Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, created the universe on the basis of complementarity and not repetition. Therefore, talents and capabilities varied and man achieved progress in the universe. Logic would have dictated that the world should live comfortably and peacefully, because progress and development offered man the greatest fruits with the least effort and in the shortest time.
Based on this reality is the world we are living in a rational one? No, we find the richest country in the world and the best as regards economic progress is the one teeming with psychological disorders as anxiety, sadness, depression, dejection, nervous tension, perversion and suicide. That is because the world we are complaining of today does not live according to the Law of Allah but according to desires and satanic allure. Therefore, the world is afflicted with hysterics, conflict, stumbling and falling. Truly, the world and its events looks now as a substantiation of the Saying of The Most Exalted, which means:
“Will not stand except as one whom the devil has prostrated by (his) touch will stand.” (Al-Baqarah, 2: 275)
Why then do not the thinkers investigate the secret of this misery? Why do not they ask themselves about the cause behind all this wretchedness when they have from the means of material progress what may guarantee happiness to mankind! Why have not they searched when they had to?
And if the calamity is general it excludes neither an underdeveloped nor a developed country but it reigns in all countries. Therefore, it must have a common cause and investigation must lead us to the conclusion that the world has strayed from the Law of Allah, thus worldly life became to us an end and not only a means. Also, wealth became our purpose and not only a necessary means for the movement of life and making the earth a prosperous place. For truly, wealth all belong to Allah Alone. None possesses it and when we die we shall leave worldly wealth to worldly life, so why then have people distorted its use and made it a goal itself? The answer in words: it is detachment from the Law of Allah.
Worldly life cannot be an end, first because it is a limited period that will surely end; second because its enjoyments are but little and third because staying in it is uncertain because you can not guarantee to live the next hour.
If we want to specify Satan’s mission in a few words, its basis is to make us forget that Allah exists and that He is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. Man never steals, commits adultery or fornication, or kill while bringing to mind that Allah surely sees him and that He will punishes him for his crime. Had he remembered the punishment at the commission of the crime, he would have never dared. But Satan’s mission is to make us forget that Allah exists, for the one who commits a sin behind closed doors imagine that as long as he is concealed from people’s eyes then no one sees him and forgets that Allah hears and sees and nothing whatsoever is hidden from Him.
At the end of this chapter we say: the way of Satan is to discover the weak points of man to pierce through. He portrays sin in a picture pleasing and agreeable to the soul, enveloping it in fake goodness. His chief concern is to entice the servants obedient to Allah, and he never leaves them. He incites man with provoking thoughts. He whispers to man what facilitates sinning. He adorns disobedience in his eyes. And if he overmasters man he touches him and causes him to lose the harmony of his movements thus his behavior turn into a kind of hysterics and floundering. Satan has many wiles of temptations but Allah, all praise and glory is to Him, helps His believing servants resist Satan and disobey him, and He leaves the disbelieving servants to Satan to make them sin more and go further astray. Allah, be ever gloried His Majesty and Might, neither helps nor guides a disbeliever in Him.