Man is unable to guide Himself

Within civilization man is surrounded by others like himself and he finds that he shares much in common with his fellow men. Humans are similar and share the same basic needs. Mankind endlessly pursues that which offers pleasures and flees from whatever threatens to cause pain. The “fight or flight” instinct is always at work to protect one from physical, mental and emotional harm. What one does in response to that instinct is largely dependent upon his moral standard. As Yusuf Islam (former pop-singer Cat Stevens) said: when we are hurting we look for something to comfort us. While they consider all that causes pain to be evil. But there in trouble, the religious man turns to God, the one without religion runs from the pain and turns to something else (like alcohol) which will take his attention away from whatever is bothering him. There are two people with the same needs and same affection but who seek different means by which to find comfort.

Man has been endowed with great mental capacity; however it is not sufficient error. The most brilliant pioneers of science who created a nuclear bomb powerful enough to blow up the earth several times over are unable to unlock the secrets of human existence. The French scientist Andre Lwoff, said that man is still unable to create a single living organism and he cannot even produce one living bacteria. Although medical science has failed to run for to unravel the unknown mechanism of the human brain, it continues to observe the qualities in the human body that are no less miraculous. For example the tear of the human eye contains the strongest bactericide found in any pharmaceutical drug and can destroy upto one hundred different types of bacteria even when diluted many times. Man’s intelligence brings him very close to the knowledge he needs to understand life but even so he does not always use it in right way. For example research proves that alcohol kills brain cells when consumed even in small amount. Scientific evidence also shows that brain cells do not regenerate. so why do so many people still drink alcohol? It would seem not due to lack of knowledge but more for the need to escape. What causes man to seek self-confidence destructive outlets to banish sadness, boredom and the like? Could it be that without proper religious groundings mankind becomes easily jarred by life’s forces?

The stability offered in cyclonic “soul storms “of temptation depression lack of self-worth and infinitum is quite real. If the human soul is “anchored” to the truth, it will weather whatever the seas of life may toss at it. Knowledge of the true way to live will free human beings from the false fleeting traps that promise comfort and escape.


About Imran Ali

IMRAN ALI, is an up-coming writer and columnist. His studies were interrupted when he, as a child of 14, simply told his father M. Sulemen, a businessman, that he just can't get what his school teacher teaches paying little attention to the weak students of the class. So, on a promise that he'll 'study at home' he never again saw the face of the school, though he carried his studies well to fullfill the promise of his; his experience as a volunteer(a dedicated social worker) provided him with material for his articles and writings. He first gained attention with ''Aurangzed as he was'' and ''New world Order 'Vs' Just world Order'' (September 2011, The Companion, English monthly, and several other magazines), probably his finest articles. Next 10 year he coming with his debut novel, and is fully dedicated on it's research. Taken together, his articles present a broad, naturalistic picture of Indian life. His subjects include History, the Indian peasantry, the bureaucracy, life of a downtrodden Indians and have nots, the emotional problems of the different classes, and, ominously, hallucination, Very new in Style and to Approach, Combining psychoanalysis with human behaviour. His writings well captures the collective psyche of the world as a whole. He's been a district level boxer. Known as a peoples magnet in his vast friends circle, and a booklover who humorously with pride discloses, '' I've read over hundreds of books relating to arts, literature, science, metaphysics, naturopathy and psychlogy. So, the conclusion here is easy to derive, that i, who was raised from childhood in a modern muslim belief have been mostly preferring reading all kinds of books rather than writing!'' His reading since childhood, has been mostly centered around knowing the truths[truth here means of all kinds humans ever categorized, mysteries and human psyche has given me a better understanding of the human soul, mind and spirit in collaboration with my Islamic teachings.] Since he started his reading at the age of 15 reading Stories of literary giants, like Leo tolstoy, George Orwell, and Guy de muppasant and many Indian masters like Sir Mohammed Iqbal(The Poet Of the East), Margret Marcus, Leopold weiss, and Manto. And their collective influence made me search for my own moorings, adapting my father's style of srorytelling. In the beginning, there was nothing magnificent in acquiring all this, from books, as it was nothing more beside his own interest, and his interest to help morally deprived and confused men he used to meet in parties and gatherings. And amazingly, only a few years back, an up an coming, extraordinarily talented writer and one of his closest friends of his, who always loved his ideas gave rise to a writer hiding somewhere inside him. When while sipping the tea he insisted him to collect his ideas in a diary which keep on counselling youngmen of varieties every third day resulting in a great interruption in our appointed informational communication. Suddenly, at the very instinct, the idea occured in his mind of writing down these ideas effectively, concisely and pertaining to the questions of todays' youth who are short of time resolving them. And with him as his inspiration, he picked up the pen, and started unfolding, writing in the name of the architect of this whole universe. Which is none other than ''Allah.''

17 comments on “Man is unable to guide Himself

  1. Although scientists have not been able to create life from scratch, they have been able to synthesize DNA. Experiments are on the way to “create” new life from scratch. will they ever succeed? Chances are quite high.

    Does it contradict Islam? ofcourse not. Infact the experiments that are being carried out provide experimental evidence for our argument that Intelligence is required for origin of life.

  2. only almighty can guide mankind,

  3. Indeed man is need of guidance towards the right path,without this guidance he is wandering in darkness.The guidance comes from Allah alone.

    • They say that a fool lives to eat and a wise man eats to live. But then the question remains: for what purpose does the wise man live? Living is not an end by itself. There has to be a purpose for man to live for. So what is this purpose

      • Any ignorance, however great, could be forgiven except for man to be ignorant about the secret of his existence, his aim in life and what will be his outcome after death. Some thinkers express these questions in simple words: where from? Where to? And why? Meaning: where did I come from? Where am I going? And why am I here?

  4. Islam provides definite guidelines for all peoples to follow in all walks of life. The guidance it gives is comprehensive and includes the social, economic, political, moral and spiritual aspects of life. The Qu’ran reminds man of the purpose of his life on earth, of his duties and obligations towards himself, his kith and kin, his community, his fellow human beings and his creator. Man is given fundamental guidelines about a purposeful life and then he is left with the challenge of human existence before him so that he might put these high ideals into practice. In Islam, man’s life is a wholesome, inter-grated unit and not a collection of fragmented, competitive parts. The sacred and secular are not separate parts of man: they are united in the nature of being human.

  5. From the beginning of mankind, the first of all revelations is the guidance in the understanding of the ONE TRUE CREATOR GOD – Who He is and who He is not. The One true God is a reflection of the unique concept that Islam associates with God. Oneness of God, means uncomprising and pure monotheism. Islam teaches that God is One and unique. The Unity of God, as taught in the Holy Quran implies that God is One

  6. THEattributes to the act creation are the Creator, The Creator of the soul, the Fashioner of shapes, the Originator.
    In trying to understand God, we are told to look into our own existence and the existence of this whole universe.
    “It was indeed We who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul whispers to him for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.” Al-Qaf 50:16

    Allah is nearer to man than man himself. The things we see and know are the objects of His creations.

  7. We can see anything with our eyes, but we cannot see our eyes without a mirror or a reflection cast on water, etc. The orderly behavior of stars and planets, the distance between the sun and the earth and the space between the moon and the earth are evidence of Allah’ Power. We would have been burnt to cinders if the sun were just a little too near to our earth, and we would have been twice inundated by colossal floods everyday if the moon were to come closer to our globe.

  8. Man is animal – a higher animal” so goes the saying.
    However, the mind in man makes him different from the animal.
    The mind is the greatest gift that God has bestowed upon man. Tamed and cultivated the mind can control matter, yet subservient to God. Wild and unschooled, the mind is able to master the forces of destruction and turn rebellious to God. Hence, although man is endowed with intellect, he has to be instructed, preached to and shown examples for his upliftment in line with his destiny in this world – to be the vice-regent of God-as in Surah 2:30
    It takes a man to guide a man, for a man has emotions and ever confronted with all kinds of temptations unlike angles. Thus God chose among human beings, men whom He raised as prophets to guide men to attain perfection. But the guidance comes from His as He warned in Surah 2: 38-39:

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    • .”Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow”

    • “Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
      Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.
      Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
      Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed
      and limps along the spiritual road.”

  10. I am continuously searching online for tips that can benefit me. Thanks!

  11. if we have complete command on our quranic verses , then v willn’t get confused by the new discoveries of this era , it depends on hw v analyse it .

  12. Yes, Indeed man has been endowed with great mental capacity, for Allah says, “That I breathed my spirit into Adam.”

    But then again, if ibn-e-adam thinks, he can gain control over everything, Allah says,
    “O mankind! You cannot create (even) a fly, even if you combine together for the purpose!And if a fly snatchs away a thing from you, you would have no power to release it from the fly!”

    Verily, they are on the straight path, who seek the pleasure of Allah alone! Who understand the purpose of their life and who know that only Allah can guide them!

    Allah says in the holy Qur’an, “And I found you lost and guided you!”

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