001 Our nafs never obey, Why?
I have been struggling for one week with my wife and children to avoid the wastefulness. But no avail. I couldn’t persuade them. I cannot. The efforts which made in order to persuade peoples who succumb to desires are useless. The nafs (ego) makes us do what it wants. The most severe desires are nafs' desires. Such nafs is called as “nafs-i ammare”. Nafs-i ammare (the commanding nafs) means “The one which makes the thing it desires do.” It is difficult to struggle such nafs. Rasulullah (s.a.w) named such efforts as “big jihad”.
Nafs (ego) is the biggest enemy of person. It was stated in the hadith:
“The biggest enemy of yours is your nafs which encompasses you”. [Daylami]
The things that nafs requests are harmful for person. Although human mind knows its harmful nature, humans obey their nafs' desires, not their mind's suggestions. Is there anybody who doesn’t know the harmful consequences of alcohol and cigarettes? But, humankind drinks or smokes it intentionally. So within this context, our prophet Rasulullah stated that:
The most superior jihad is the one, which is made to fight against nafs”. [Ý.Neccar]
Dear readers, all troubles begin when humankind treats the desires as god. It was stated in the Qur'anic verses that:
" Seest thou such a one as taketh for his god his own passion (or impulse)? Couldst thou be a disposer of affairs for him? " [Furqan, 43]
"(Oh Mohammed!) " Then seest thou such a one as takes as his god his own vain desire? Allah has, knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart (and understanding), and put a cover on his sight. Who, then, will guide him after Allah (has withdrawn Guidance)? Will ye not then receive admonition? " [Jasiye, 23]
The humankind can only throw away such fake god, by achieving a complete faith together with the God’s (Allah) help.
We have been very degenerated in recent years. Our egos disobey us. We can never control our egos..
One of the biggest reason for that situation is the materialist, money-based, liberal world order. This a socia-economic mechanism that affects all daily life of ours.
All things commenced with the Industrial Revolution. Before this Revolution, all things were getting produced by hand and as per the needs. After the invention of power supply devices such as steam machine, electrical motor and mechanization process, everything had been started to change and shops had been turn into factories or bigger workshops. The production capacity had increased into huge amounts within ten years. Ten meter fabrics, which produced with the hand loom, had turn into ten thousand fabrics, which produced by factories; a few glasses or bowls had turned into thousand glasses and bowls. Therefore, lots of commercial organizations and promotional companies had been emerged so as to sell that so much products, and gradually, commerce had been turned into a global thing, and multi-national companies had been emerged. And all such companies had wrapped the world like an octopus.
On the other hand, more important developments had been emerged within the political sphere. Generally, such important developments had been carried out by jewish people. "Jewry had rebelled against the Roman Empire in 66 (after christ) after facing atrocity from the same, such uprising had been concluded to the fall of Jarusalem at the Vespasyen time and their people had sold as slave or had been killed." So within this complex, jewish people, think themselves superior than the other ones, had spread over the whole world, and they thought that, one day, they would obtain the whole territory which committed by the God and they had also believed that, one day the whole world would combined around the jewish society. The jewish society, organized within the empire, had started to enter into mason (construction workers) societies and their influences had been acquired new dimensions. Such jewish people had been called as “Independent and Accepted Masons”. Such organization had mentioned the words such as love, fraternity, but later on, they would start to direct the whole political sphere in the world behind the scenes.
And in addition to this, in order to meet the financial needs, they would start to lend money in exchange for interest rates to the needer and because of fact that they had started such transaction when seating a bank bench, they had been called as banker and so the banking system of today’s world had been started. Afterwards, the humankind had been started to consume these products without any interruption, so within this complex, these multi-national companies had increase their capital enormously and they had knocked such banker’s door in order to finance their investment to meet such increased demand. Later on and gradually, the humankind had worked for the capital holder, and capital holder had worked for the bankers. Nowadays, the banking system had started to manage all business owners and individuals with means such as stock certificate, guarantee, check, credit, credit card; and to govern states with organizations such as the World Bank and IMF.
Be entrusted to Allah.