By Suhaib Mia
As with reference to a higher purpose to our creation, tests and evils of the ages….
We have been appreciated in history as ‘beings’ of mass achievement and reform throughout the years and most victory relates to greed via wars and differences in opinions. To be fair a big number of achievements are improvements on quality of life in the west, better provisions of aid in the rest of the world, increase in unity of civilistaion and better sharing of knowledge and freedom.
Today we face different wars and battles for different kinds of achievements that some may consider route causes of evil, in terms of new ‘ways of thinking’, new acceptances associated with new perspectives and opinions that one may consider again ‘normal’ but in actual fact Haram, unjust or somewhat immoral.
You may disagree but I suppose we now face battles in the newer generations who tranquilly adapt to a new materialistic world almost instantaneously with widely available media and entertainment making new norms in terms of whats appreciated in todays society.
This is a war that is being faced by our parents and those still with us from previous generations, who are watching traditions being rebuilt, cultures cherry picked to suit those in question and family morals being compromised to adjust to these new norms of pre marital relationships, fashions, vocal terminology and respect.
Its difficult to distinguish these norms as their imprinted and sewn so well into todays age that they go unnoticed and sometimes are hidden so well that people have become over accustomed to disappointment, fake happiness, short term satisfactions and carrying on in life being ever hurt and depressed and thus oppressing in their minds looking towards Allah for the satisfaction that most presume buying or spending ect will satisfy. Reason being that unfortunately modern day priorities place seeking for wealth, relationships and image as the things requiring worship for hope of peace and tranquility!
The ‘haque’ (truths) will always surface no matter what age or generations passes.
The voice of Islam is getting louder and echoing more times around the world than before and assumed evils and the test we face are being ever more understood by those realizing our time here is temporary and test we face are nothing more but reminders and chances to chose the righteous paths if we so wish. However any influence on society no matter how long for, or how apparent will always come to eventually fade.
We see that Islam has once again prevailed in that their is an increase and strengthening of Muslims returning to the faith and non Muslims finding more meaning in their lives by finding their place in Islam.
The ‘haque’ (truths) will always surface.