By: Kemal Sandıkçı
One of the most important reasons for anarchy and depression, two of the greatest problems in today’s societies, is undoubtedly moral degeneration. In the past prophets were sent to nations which were morally degenerated. As a matter of fact, Prophet Muhammad states that he was sent to complete moral virtues (Muvatta, “Husn al-Huluq” 8; Ahmed ibn Hanbal, Musnad, II, 381). We learn from the Quran that the nations which could not save themselves from the vortex of immorality, despite having prophets sent to them, were punished severely with divine retribution.
In today’s world, where science and technology has rapidly developed, where new weapons of mass-destruction are created daily, where the largest share of national budgets has been allocated to the defense industry, there can be no doubt that the importance of ethical values has become increasingly more important.
Chaos and military confusion in #Iraq and #Syria has brought the Muslim Ummah to its knees. I can only pray that we have finally reached rock bottom from where the only way ahead of us is back up again. Although these Muslim nations are, no doubt, merely “pawns” in the global economic war-game, the Sunni – Shi’ite ideological and socio-political knife-fight is visibly present at the root and branches of the struggle and a rearrangement of the map of Sunni and Shi’ite nations of the region is currently in process. May Allah make the truth of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah as understood by the Sahaabah (companions of the Prophet pbuh) victorious and vanquish the falsehood.