In societies distant to the moral values of the religion, people display all unfavorable manners such as insincerity, jealousy, desire to give harm to others, hatred and anger. People who do not live by the moral values of the Qur'an fail to sincerely love and respect one another. Consequently, they experience a relationship bereft of humane values. Such relations deprived of sacrifice, heartiness and sincere affection pose a threat for the society as a whole. All people who commit murder, injure people, get into fight, run riot, engage in theft are those who do not experience and feel the beauty of love. They are those who are distant to moral values brought by religion.
However, people may not understand the importance of this threat. Because, in a society, this formation does not appear all of a sudden. People who, in time, grow away from favorable feelings brought by moral values of the religion, also live without love and respect towards one another. They begin not to appreciate the importance of these beauties. Then, gradually, charity fades out, which can be clearly felt in human relations. For instance, while people help one another, they may think that helping others would cause making concession from their self-interests. Also, they may be snared by satan into thinking, “How will I benefit from it?”. Meanwhile they may wrongly think, “if there is no solid benefit to gain, then there is no meaning in helping others”. Thus, a growing number of corrupted role-models who only take self-interests into consideration appear in society. Corruption in relations among people and increase in crime rates are common in socities in which compassion, mercy and fellowship are replaced with anger, conflicts and hostility.
A comprehensive research conducted in Britain with the Anglican church’s contribution reveals the serious dimensions of the social problems and risks teens encounter. According to the research, egoism, greed, and individualist culture negatively affect young people. Thus it is of great importance for families and children to undergo primary education on love and moral values. The report in question also stresses the negative effect of parents' personal ambitions on their children and concludes “excessive individualism” to be the major problem in social relations. There is one conclusion sociologists derived from this research: “Individualism should be replaced with moral values and to be affectionate, self-sacrificing and charitable is better than chasing self-interests.”
The only solution to prevent degeneration, social problems and crimes in society is to live by the moral values of the Qur'an. A genuine Muslim makes sacrifices to earn Allah's good pleasure and, obeying one of Allah’s commandments in the Qur’an, speaks good words. This makes him feel relieved. Hoping Allah's good pleasure, he treats people generously and attains peace and happiness in return. Because he loves Allah, he loves everything, for they are created by Allah and sent to him as blessings. Moreover, he loves people, not expecting anything in return. A Muslim always feels contended, for he experiences all the beauties created by Allah in his spirit. It is evident that a society living by such moral values will be complately at ease, and enjoy material and spiritual prosperity.
Allah states in the Qur’an that genuine Muslims will be in bliss both in this world and the Hereafter. The related verses read:
Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl, 97)2010-01-29 20:27:54
We gave him good in the world and in the Hereafter he will be one of the righteous. (Surat an-Nahl, 122)