Author: Harun Yahya; Keith Dearn (translator)
Publisher: Global Publishing (June 2005)
Pages: 95 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Consider the person who lives his entire life avoiding responsibility. One who thinks only of feeding himself; of only his own future; house; car and other property ... That which unfolds around him; the tragedies and injustices that take place all over the world; the bloodshed; anguish and hunger suffered by others; does not concern him at all. He is indifferent to plight of those who have been unjustly attacked; or the child who can find not even a crumb to eat. There are many who think that if they can avoid thinking of these concerns; they themselves can be at peace. Although they find themselves in a cruel world; this does not trouble them or affect their consciences. Now; you may be thinking; 'Yes; but what can I do?' But; think how the world would be if everyone thought that way ... There would not be a single person to battle for good against the evils of the world. In fact; in every period of history; there have been those who fulfilled this duty. They came out fearlessly; trying to promote good in the world and keep it alive. The basic characteristics to be found among them were a fear (and respect) of Allah; listening to their conscience; courage; outspokenness; and a willingness to accept responsibility. True courage; as outlined in the Qur'an; is showing determination in respecting all of the limits that Allah set for humanity; without exception; and without hesitation; fearing none other than Allah; and not deviating from this course whatever the circumstances or the conditions may be.