THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND ENCHANTING
Throughout history humans have always gone after what is enchanting.
Because what is enchanting is always alluring to the human eye and attractive. Enchanting women have been a reason for countries to go to war. For instance, Helen of Troy was truly a beautiful woman. And she caused a war between the Spartans and Trojans and the downfall of Troy. The divide in the Kokturks of Mid Asia (B.C.) who threatened the boarders of China, was caused by a beautiful Chinese princess grafted among them by the Chinese. Hurrem Sultan, or Roxelanna (with her Russian name) monitored her spouse, Suleiman the Magnificent, with her little finger and had the King prince (son by another spouse of the Sultan) executed. The Head Vizier Baltaci Mehmet Pasha, seduced by the Czarina Katherina reversed the flow of history. Marie Antoinette, with her beautiful physique which she did not hesitate to expose, was brazen enough to tell her people who had no bread: “Let them eat cake.” Thus showing how evil her spirit was.
To this day humans are always attracted by the enchanting.
We have beautiful models who, just to draw the attention of the media and retain their popularity, indulge in drugs and prostitution.
When you have a business interview, your clothes and dress, that is, your external appearance is most effective. Since subordinates give importance to external appearance, just like their superiors, they have clerks working at the counters to be attractive and wholesome. Because a client who walks into a bank takes pleasure in having an attractive woman looking after his business.
When you go to an expensive hotel without being dressed properly, you will not receive the same attention and respect as when you do. This is why humans are particular with how they dress. They dress and do their make up to be admired and to impress those in their surroundings.
Generally, a beautiful woman, a beautiful home, and a beautiful automobile have always been desired. These are the apparent enchanting things. Whereas, there are also enchanting things which we cannot see or do not wish to see. We describe them as “good.”
Mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and female. And made you into nations and tribes that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other) “. . .The most honored of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted ( with all things)/
Verse 13,The Inner Apartments (Hujurat), Sura 49
Goodness, in the presence of God, is greatest in enchantment.
Everything that is enchanting is not good. . . but everything that is good is enchanting. . .
To drink is enchanting. . .it produces a pleasured drunkenness. Drugs and cigarettes are enchanting. . .they take humans into a world of fantasies.
But they are not good. . .
Whereas goodness is not like that. Enchantment is temporal. . .but goodness is permanent.
At any time, goodness you receive or goodness which you offer is never forgotten and forms deep roots..
Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: Then will he between whom and thee was hatred, become as it were thy friend and intimate. VERSE 34, FUSSILAT (FUSSILAT) SURA 41
In a funeral prayer “How did you know the deceased?” asks the priest and the congregation never says: “Enchanting,” but to the contrary they respond: “Good.”
Frankly, do not go after what is enchanting. . . but after that which is good. Because if you have something that is good, that means you have already accessed what is enchanting.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
SHOWING THE WAY
(AKIN ÖRSMEN 12.06.2007)
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 Publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain