Büyükhaber, 12 December 2008
Adnan Oktar: Materialist Darwinist thinking automatically brings with it an egotistical and selfish state of mind, a selfish philosophy. In other words, the idea develops of let me be saved, no matter what happens to anyone else, an idea of every man for himself. Selfishness is a terrible thing. It is really distressing. Selfish societies and selfish people. Since groups that work selfishly are always egotistical, they always watch out for their own interests. In that even, they recognize no laws or bounds. They do not recognize any rules, and they regard beauty, love, affection compassion, respect and other such feelings as unnecessary. That is why the economic crisis currently being seen in the world can develop so strongly on such a foundation. But if people place their trust in Allah, if they regard everything as being for the best, if they are compassionate,, and if they adopt the excellent moral principle of he who sleep while his neighbor is hungry is not one of us, to quote the words of the Prophet (saas), then the resulting climate is a very different one. For example, people do not give sadaqa,. They hardly give alms, but Muslims protect and look out for the poor and do good to people. They cancel people’s debts to them, and that is most important. And they do not accumulate gold, silver and money out of greed and fear. They use it on Allah’s path, because they hope them from Allah, and they hope that they will come inthe future. That is why there is now a contraction in the world. Because everyone is holding onto their money, their gold and silver. Nobody wants to manufacture anything, and everyone is waiting to see the outcome in a state of fear and trepidation. That is unacceptable. It is a collapse, a complete paradox. It is an illness. It needs to be resolved at one. Large sums of money must urgently be given to the poor. One must not worry for the future. Because the market will be restored to life when prices go up, and money will flow back into the state’s coffers. No money can enter the state’s coffers if the markets are not restored to life. If the state spends money, then money will flow to the state. Production will go up. Bringing interest rates down to zero will have a sudden expansion impact. The economy will literally boom. Taxes can be reduced by half, or even more. That will really restore the markets to life. But I particularly say that debts must be written off. Because that is what is in the Qur’an, in the moral values of the Qur’an. Almighty Allah says, “It is better for you to forgive when you have debts owing to you.” That enriches rather than impoverishing a person. In other words, if I hold onto my money and everyone else onto theirs, and if I send the bailiffs round to people who owe me money that is going to paralyze the economy and impoverish the people involved. That means indirect impoverishment. If someone wants to be wealthy and to earn the approval of Allah, then the markets will be re-energized if he cancels his debts and that money will return to him many times over.