In history, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot or Mao Zedong banned religion, but also massacred millions. Science brought incredible and amazing advances, but also pollution and the atomic bomb. In the name of religion, many people have kill people, but the reality religion are so persistent to be deleted in history of human kind.
Ideology, religion, science, economy, geography, power, land, resources, race, health, education, family, wealth, communication, business and many more – all above required to sustain human being to live in society. This is a minimum requirement to sustain a good, moral and develop nation or society.
There are poor and rich people. There are sick and healthy people. There are happy and sad people. There are good looking and rich people. There are thin and fat people. There are black, white, brown, yellow skin’s color people. There are old and young people. There are knowledge and less educated people. So many example I show just to make you understand the world’s society.
Some of thing we can not change such gender, race, age, and health. Some of thing we can easily change such attitude, knowledge, moral, appearance (make up) and emotion. Some of this are in between, some time we can, and some time we can not. Example, appearance (age), knowledge, etc.
In almost every thing, moderation between 2 thing is always important. The balance are very important in sustain a proper life. Many people can not achieve this balance but at least we have achieve certain balance such 60-40, 55-45, 70-30 in every factor of life. The problem always come when we want to make it more than it suppose, i.e 90-10, 80-20, which totally unbalance. Some of us try to goes to 100-0 which totally one sided only.
Law & Life
I can not comment for other religion, but I understand from Islam from that I have learn – Balance and moderation are very important to achieve good life. Many verse in Quran that I can refer to understand the idea of balance and moderation. Some of verse talk about war and punishment, to balance it, it talk about about peace and forgiveness. Some verse speak about world and some speaks about afterlife or heaven and hell.
All people love to live in peaceful life, but it doesn’t mean we should neglect about defense, army, and power. All people love to live in moral and high attitude environment, but it doesn’t mean we should overlook in term of law, punishment and government. All people like to have a good family, but it need to have leadership, education, example and law. In every organization require balance to produce a sustainable society. That is most common nature law, but it always being forget.
If everyone can do what ever he want to do, we can just assume he is outlaws. When the balance are not being achieve, problem start to occurs. The rich become more rich, the poor become more poor. The pollution are become more serious, the green and tree become more less. The balance are start to crumble.
When wealth is disaster
We can categories wealth for people who have plenty of time, gold, money, healthy life, power, etc. So, how wealth itself is disaster? Rich people tend to be greedy, arrogant, lazy, suppressed people, etc. Their children become spoil because they have too much money and don’t have much love, etc. People like to play video game because they have too much time. This is disaster of the wealth.
Revolution and changes
For me, revolution and changes are important to improve our current life. Every time and every second we must always strive and challenge ourselves to become better and more better. In this journey, some people have pick a wrong road and listen to a wrong person. Some people have taken a proper path and excel in live.
For people who have taken the wrong road always have a change to return back, but can they return. Sometime a pressure from environment, ego, greed, persistent are keeping them from return to correct road, even they know they have selected a wrong road.
What I understand.
Ideology, religion, science, economy, geography, power, land, resources, race, health, education, family, wealth, communication, business and many more can not be blame as total. There must have a balance in everything, once you step out from that balance, the problem start to occurs. That is the law, but it also the most toughest.
Knowledge itself is have two side, good and bad. It matter of choice either you want to choose the right or wrong. As Quran stated:
And have shown him the two ways? (quran 90:10)
What Islam said
Quran have stated that:
Thus We have made you [Muslims] a Wasat (moderate) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger Muhammad be a witness over you.” (Quran 2:143)
Quran also mention:
And those, who when they spend, are neither extravagant nor stingy, but hold a medium (way) between those (extremes).” (Soorat Al-Furqan, Verse 67)
Iman Malik mention:
Whoever studied Tasawwuf without Fiqh is a heretic, and whoever studied Fiqh without Tasawwuf is corrupted, and whoever studied Tasawwuf and Fiqh will find the Truth and Reality of Islam.
Imam Shafii mention:
(Be both) a faqih and a sufi: do not be only one of them, Verily, by Allah’s truth, I am advising you sincerely.
Imam Ahmad Zarruq mention:
“There is no tasawwuf without fiqh; because there is no other way to understand the commandments of Allah that concern the exterior except by fiqh. and fiqh is nothing without tasawwuf; because deeds have no meaning unless accompanied by sincerety (sidq) and dedication (tawajjuh).
Neither of them is of any use without true belief [wa la huma illa bi iman]. that is, neither of them [fiqh/tasawwuf] is valid unless true belief is present in the first place.”
Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah said,
“Islam as a religion is the midpoint among all other religions. The Muslims believe in the messengers of Allaah in a moderate way. For example, they do not go to extremes in their beliefs about the Prophets as the Christians do, nor do they put the messengers at such a low status, as do the Jews. The Muslims always stand in the middle when it comes to all matters of Deen.”