TOWARDS THE YOUTH
Indeed, we choose cleanliness and purity in every thing, so as to protect ourselves from any harmful thing. Therefore, we ought to follow the same principle concerning bad morals and evil, selfish interests which pollute our morals.
And when man is inflicted with any disease, he rushes quickly to the hospital for treatment, but unfortunately, sometimes he will be inflicted with spiritual disease and will not take himself to a doctor, because he is not feeling it physically.
All human beings possess spiritual and intellectual tools, in addition to bodily tools, but the most dangerous evil of life is the one that destroys our spiritual tools or our moral program.
The moral program establishes the essence of man and his spirit, thus, if man loses this program nothing is left for him except the shell which can never benefit him in this world except living like plants and animals.
It is good qualities which feed man’s heart and spirit with things that will make him happy and perfect, as well as, a source of goodness for himself and his community. There is another reality, and that is that man, in this life, falls between the pole or axis of good and evil, whenever he comes closer to the pole of goodness, he distances himself, with the same proportion from evil.
For example, if one of us is sacrificial to his friend, and that friend happens to be in a problem, naturally we will never abandon him, rather we will come to his aid. No doubt, this is our nature of loving friends and our surroundings.
The same way, if we are obedient to our parents…this shows that we don’t want to offend them, due to their love and care toward us. And above all these, is our love toward the source of all good, i.e., the Almighty Allah.
Some people portray to us that good means refraining from all worldly pleasures and enjoyments, but the reality is that good is the utilization of all the blessings and power bestowed on us. It is the use of all the worldly pleasures in a good and suitable manner. Indeed, Who created these pleasures and beautifies it with this beauty, wants us to make use of it. He only wants us to use it in the best way.
Therefore, evil is to use these blessings in a bad manner, forgetting the purpose of their creation. But the question here is that, why is it that sometimes we tend to choose evil, or we give it a way to penetrate into our youthful community?!
It is not proper to answer this question without asking another question, so as to make it clear.