The Worst Age Of Man
Posted 26 May 2011 - 01:29 PM
Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:41 PM
All those who posted about how great things are mainly focused on things like scientific and technological advances, which are no doubt important. Yet there's been no mention of morality, and it is on that front that mankind is seriously at a loss.
There have been plenty of moral advances. The mass reduction in slavery (slavery still exists in various forms but it is not like it used to be and the world's economies are no longer built on the institution), institutionalised and even other racism, advances in women's rights/ workers rights/disability rights etc etc. The development of international human rights norms and international humanitarian law have created much moral advancement in society (though ofcourse not every single thing that they espouse has been good/perfect).
There has ofcourse been alot of moral degradation too - a rise in fornication, adultery, homosexuality, indecent dress, individualism, materialism, a reduction in general manners/respect towards others etc etc.
The former advancement relates more to institutional change and creating opportunities for disadvantaged groups whereas the latter relates to moral degradation as a result of granting more and more individual freedom. Which outweighs which, I don't know. But to say that morally it has all been bad is inaccurate and also note that although moral degradation in the sense described above is occurring virtually everywhere, those issues are most serious in industrialised countries.
Anyway, as I stated earlier, globalisation and things like media and new media forms means that humans do indeed have greater potential for evil, but it also means that we have greater potential for good. Instead of complaining about how terrible society is and how the media is being used to cause further moral degradation, we should put our efforts on using it to do good. May Allah (swt) hasten the reappearance of our Imam and may he inspire us to actively work towards the reappearance while we wait.
"One who gets up in the morning and is not concerned about the affairs of other Muslims, is not a Muslim" - Rasulallah (p)
Posted 22 October 2011 - 12:30 PM
I feel we need to hasten our guards against moral evils and strengthen our remembrance of Allah subhanahutallah and Imam e Asar (A.S). This really helps in a society which feeds you corruption through you senses like sight and hearing. Prepare for the ultimate and know that its not too far when we hear our Imams call.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:36 AM
Haiderium Qalandram Mastam
Banda e Murtaza Ali Hastam
Peshwa e tamam Rindanam
Ke Sag e Koo e Sher e Yazdanam!
I am Haideri, Qalandar and Mast (intoxicated with inspiration)
I am a slave of Ali Murtaza
I am leader of all saints
Because I am a DOG of the lane of "Allah's Lion" Referring to ALI (as)
:yaali: :yaali: :yaali:
Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:08 AM
SALLAM ALYKUM WA RAHMATULLAHI WA BARAQUATUH.
layla, I do understand what you mean but people are still very ignorant! To the point where one Muslim may even look down on an other Muslim, due to the colour of there skin, there ethnicity etc. This is not only in the East but in the West. As Ignorance has no religion race or faith. Ignorance is a disease for everyone. But there is also a medicne and I do agree nowadays, it is MUCH easier to fins information. Alhumdulila (Praise be to Allah).
Mankind has always had a past in which human beings exploit and kill other human beings. But are we in the worst age of man. I believe so, because the propensity of badness so to speak is now global - due to of course enhanced communication - internet, tv, films - feeding man's base desires, and exporting cultures around the globe. As well as that we are in the age in which people think in terms of nihilism, totalitarioanism, utalitarianism, skepticism, aetheism - hence a country can bomb another country if thousands die it is Ok as long as the outcome is beneficial in some way for whoever. I believe we are in a bad age, an immoral age, worse than that of Jahiliyyah. Because as a theist, a Muslim, humankind has totally forsaken the Divine. Sometimes on a personal level I look around and I feel sickened as to what humans have become. But usually I keep these views to myself because at the end of the day I believe every human being makes his/her own choice and fights his/her own battles - and the only rope I want to hold on to is that of Ahl al-Bait
Alimasta, you are right we do live in a worlds where evil prevails over good, where no one stands up for anyone else; even to the point when no one is Alive to stand up for anyone.
We may live in a World where an innocent child is born into a family full of ignorance.
We may live in World where our Muslim brothers are killed Every SINGLE DAY.
We may live in a world where if one man dies, it's a tragedy but if thousands do, its a statistic.
We also live in worlds where SOMETIME, just Sometimes. Some one Stands up. Where Muslims help each other.
Where a baby child is relieved from his ignorance. I do believe what you are saying is not wrong. But just not fully Correct.
Oh Allah, Please Forgive me!
Every day Is Ashura and every land is Karbala.
Peace and Blessing Be Upon You, Ya Imam Zamana (AS)
Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:33 PM
You telling me if you are honest the world will not decieve you? thats nonsense.
You telling me if you are honest the world will not decieve you? thats nonsense.
If you follow what masumeen [as] have to teach, you would understand ..
Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:42 AM
I disagree. I believe that we live in one of the best times of human history. We age and live longer. We have defeated the most numbers of diseases that have killed human beings through out history. We are more conscious, we are more knowledgeable, and we are more informed than any other time in human history. If human life is related to humanity, then we live in the most humane period of human history because we have managed to create a world for 7 billion people. No other time in human history has the human population exploded so suddenly and so extensively- i.e. today we are the most humane. I further believe that since the machines have been an integral part of our successes and achievements, the age of machines (industrial age) is the age thats beyond good and evil. For we have also never been this savage as we are today where loss of human life is not an accidental possibility but a must of our status quo and way of life. Good and Evil are two faces of the same coin. The more you sow, the more you reap- both good and evil. The more we try to do good, the more we will do bad. inaction as our best action... collectively speaking that is.
Whats alarms me personally is the speed at which the machines are taking over our lives. We are on the verge of loosing our choices and our humanity... tipping the gravity of man further towards his evil tendencies.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:51 AM
Posted 03 February 2012 - 01:31 AM
Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created-
Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood:
Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,-
He Who taught (the use of) the pen,-
— Quran (al-Alaq 96: 1-4)
“The learned man understands the ignorant for he was once ignorant himself. The ignorant man does not understand the learned for he has never been learned himself.”
— Imam Ali (upon him be peace)
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:01 AM
An example of the power to deceive is as follows: On 9-11, I was on the east coast flying in from Chicago. When I got to my office I tuned in to the radio like everyone else to hear what was happening. The radio in Fredricksburg, MD said that an attack occurred at a military base that day at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds (where they stored anthrax), Fox television reported arrests of Israelis in vans with traces of explosives and more Israelis taken into custody for being observed prior to 9-11 engaged in illegal or suspicious reconnaissance of government buildings and key financial locations. They were reporting this on the radio all day every half hour in Maryland on 9-11-2001. The next day not a single word about the attack on the military base and within a few more days no more information about Israelis.
Now days no one even talks about any of this stuff because of the power of the media and the willingness of those that control it to lie and conceive the rest of us. I do not think that there has ever been a time in history where lies are spoken about so freely and the truth is treated so poorly. As Muslims we hear lies about our religion everyday - some Muslims don't know what to believe because of it and some believe things about our religion that are absolutely false. I hope that it can't get any worst.
Allahumma sale ala Mohammad wa Alay Mohammad, wa Ajil Farajahum
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