WE WILL CONTINUE TO DESTROY THE EARTH AS LONG AS THE NAFS (EGO) ARE IN CONTROL
By Murshid Shaykh Taner Ansari
Until we have fought against our nafs (ego) and have been brought to a state of being in which we are acting without greed, as true human beings, we will continue to destroy the Earth. Although it is much easier to live in peace, we continue to choose the hardest route – killing one another, hurting one another, running one another off the land. All the Earth is vast and Allah has given plenty. Yet we still look at what the others have and try to get at that. It is this greed that is destroying the Earth.
A real human being acts in accordance with the qualities that Allah has given us in order to ensure that we can live in paradise. Allah is logic, science, reason, and health. Allah is cleanliness.
In order for you to live by these attributes of Allah, you have to fight against your nafs and cleanse them. If you achieve mastery over your nafs, you will be in paradise automatically because within your own universe, which is your body, you will live happily.
Ya Shakur – Thankful