Nowadays people appear to have forgotten the significance of something:
sharing. . .
To share something both substantially and spiritually. .
We are born, grow up and find ourselves a mate. . Why?
Only to reproduce? Of course not. . but to share. . .
To share love. . to share days of good and bad. . .
However, unfortunately presently the institution of marriage has become
a commercial agreement. . .
People are marrying either for certain substantial interests or for mere ostentation.
Whereas sharing is one of the main guidelines of marriage. . .
All right, do we share certain things with our friends. . .
certain substantial things which we have earned?
The following question may be asked:
Why does God give people prosperity?
Why are certain people prosperous and certain people poor and destitute?
Poverty is the exam question for the poor. The answer is patience. . .
Affluence is the exam question for the affluent. The answer is:
However, people think that the values they earn are only
their own and, egoistically, with those destitute they do not have to
share. . .
They say: “ I worked and earned it. . let others work and earn also. . .”
If the people who talk like this hadn’t the capacity and the employment to work
how could they have earned an income? They never think of this.
And when they are told, “ Spend ye of what God has given you,”
the unbelievers say to those who believe:
“Why should feed those whom God should have fed if He pleased?”
You are only in palpable error.
VERSE 47, YASIN (ABBREVIATED LETTERS), SURA 36
Now you must ask yourselves the following question:
“Have I shared until this day what I have earned with a destitute person? Have I
helped a destitute person?
If your response is yet, then you are experiencing the peace and happiness
of having done something good for people and you, therefore, are conscientious and the question
God Almighty has asked your have responded correctly. . .
Because, God Almighty provides prosperity for certain people
so that they may share with those who are destitute. . .
Regarding thriftiness there several verses in the Holy Coran.
Say: “Even if your owned the stores of mercy of my Lord,
you would have held them back for fear of spending them, for man is niggardly.”
VERSE 100, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (BANI ISRA-IL) SURA 17
Lest you grieve for what you missed .
or rejoice at what you received. God does not love the egoist and the braggart ,
Who hold back what they possess and enjoin stinginess on others.
Whoever turns away (from God, should remember)
that God is self-sufficient, worth of praise. VERSE 23-24, IRON (HADID) SURA 57
Then should we only share the substantial values we have earned?
Man is egoistic in matters of happiness as well as those of disappointment. . .
Many people do not like to share their happiness for fear they may get jinxed. .
And many people do not like to share their disappointment since they are discreet.
Whereas, it is a fact that:
Happiness increases when shared. . .
And, disappointment decreases as it is shared.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
(AKIN ÖRSMEN 9.5.2005)
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Qu’ran, Ahmed Ali,
Fifth printing with revisions, 1994 Princeton University Press.