WHEN WRONGS ARE THOUGHT RIGHT
Today the concept of right and wrong are interpreted subjectively. What is wrong for me, may be interpreted right for someone else. For instance, gossiping may be wrong for one person. But, in our day the sector we call magazine media gets its feedback from gossip. Although people concede gossip is wrong, they like to gossip and they enjoy all the soap opera regarding what celebrity was where, with whom and what he did. They indulge in their colorful lives. They desire to be and live like them. This desire progressively becomes a passion.
And in wise covet those things in which God hath bestowed His gifts more freely on some of you than on other:. . . . But ask God of His honesty, For God hath full knowledge of all things. VERSE 32, THE WOMEN (NISAA) SURA 4
A lot of young girls who look up to living like the celebrities, end up in a hotel in Laleli/Istanbul. Many experience family problems who want to have such colorful lives. And some are drawn down into debt just to live like them.
Since we do not know where right starts and wrong ends, we think that what we do and think is right. Whereas, only God Almighty knows where right starts and wrong ends. And, the wrongs we think are right, progressively replace the rights. And we pass over to the next generation the wrongs as if they were rights.
Homosexuality, a behavior repudiated during the days of Lot and his people, nowadays is acceptable and alluring for people. Homosexuals are exalted. So much so that, those who are not homosexuals act as if they were, so as to be alluring and applauded on the stage.
If what the acts of these people are right, then have the people who were rebuked throughout history been rebuked in abeyance?
We also (sent) Lot:. He said to his people: “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you”? “For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: “A people transgressing beyond bounds.” VERSE 80-81, THE HEIGHTS (A’RAF), SURE 7
This is how wrongs are perceived in time as right.
While part of a society is struggling with wrongs, another part of it thinks its wrongs are right and indulge in their lives. Thus the society deteriorates.
Whomever you ask will tell you that theft and infringing on others’ rights is wrong. Unfortunately, today many crooks are the people whom we have chosen to serve us justice . And these people not only steal bread, but the bakery itself. Strangely, these thieves are not arrested. To the contrary, they are exonerated. And tribute is paid to them in the public as people with integrity and virtue. Because they have immunity. Because, they make the laws that will protect and vindicate them. And these people are shown as examples for society. And people who take them as an example will think wrong is right. And even if they don’t, they will do the same if it’s to their advantage, and society will deteriorate.
The politicians who taught The mantra of: “My employee knows his business. “ are brazen enough to declare to the people that they are fighting corruption.
If you don’t have your own rights, then you will accept the wrongs of others. And, progressively, wrongs will replace rights.
And, when wrongs are thought right, know that corruption has erupted.
Say: O ye men! Now truth has reached you from your Lord! Those who receive of their souls; those who stray do so to their own loss. And I am not over you to arrange your affairs. VERSE 108, JONAS (YUNUS) SURA 10
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
SHOWING THE WAY
(AKIN ÖRSMEN 11.20.2006)
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 Publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain