There can be a certain extent of logic in the concept of
being possessive. It is logical for an individual to be
possessive in certain subjects such as his children, his
spouse, his income which he has earned and deserved as well as
the benefits of his country. This is a right given to him.
However, in case of an extremist event (between some parties)
it wouldn’t be nice if the individual seems to be on the side
of one specific party or if he seems to possess something or
Meanwhile, those with a critical mind may ask us the question
‘’What is wrong in this?’’.
Let me ask another question in return: How can we explain the
attitude of a specific group (who has become almost like a
school of thought) to possess and see Islam only as their
own? This is not all! Moreover, they make a formal
declaration sttaing that reading the books of someone who
has understood Allah, who has become the king of the hearts
with these writings is not in accordance with the religion.
By saying so they prohibit these books without hesitating.
Isn’t this a big mistake?
When I witnessed such attitudes personally, then I had the
impression that this group was having a panic attack and
they were very anxious to get something?
There must be a very simple explanation for this which is:-
possess the religion!
Let us look
at what Napoleon says ‘’The pen is sharper then the sword.
Everything can be broken, but the pen is not broken. There are
two things in the world :The sword and the idea. The sword
has always been defeated by the idea.’’
The main thing is that a person who has completely diverged
from the correct way of thinking is inviting the society to a
nihilistic belief system in spite of all his eloquence. It is
not appropriate for the ones who aim for the richnes of the
spirit to do such things which leave behind even the ones with
materialistic ideas. In my opinion, the attitude of this
group should not be like this.
can be understood that these people cannot even be like the
possessors of the holy books and there is no other solution
except wishing that may Allah let them have the capacity of
judgement and thought.
the other hand, both Islam and the science of Sufism which is
considered as its essence take into consideration the
wholeness of this world and the afterlife realm and invite the
individual to avoid the extremes strongly. In addition to this
with a rational approach it wants the concept of possessing
to be avoided.
summary, there are very interesting and serious warnings in
the Koran and the hadiths in order not to get carried away by
the things that we are going to leave in this world. As a
matter of fact, the Koran is telling us in a striking way
‘’The life on
game and fun’’.
Moreover, when someone who has already realized that he does
not exist in Allah’s science surrenders to such a negative
feeling, then this is similar to returning to the point
where he has started. The most concrete example for this can
be seen between the trainer and the trainee. If, the trainer
looses his self control and diverts from his line, then all of
a sudden and in a very interesting way he is within the sphere
of influence of the trainee.
think that you all may have witnessed such astonishing events
in the daily life.
is necessary to be careful about the slippery grounds and the
desires to possess.
With love. May you be entrusted to Allah.