Conclusion: An Invitation To Live By The Morality Of The Qur’an
Since the beginning of this book, we have examined in some detail the character types that inhabit a society of ignorance, and we have seen that, without exception, those who adopt such character types are in loss and deep anxiety. Besides, we have seen that not one of these character types can develop a balance, or achieve real contentment.
The purpose in examining these character types in detail has been to demonstrate that concepts and notions developed by a society of ignorance are ultimately fruitless. Believers are responsible for revealing this important truth announced in the Qur’an to those who do not know it, and for inviting them to embrace that truth while there is still time.
It must be stated that the only solution, for every human being, is to completely remove himself from the ignorant social system, and to begin living by the morality of believers. Then will Allah increase their blessings and guide them to happiness. The Creator has announced in the Qur’an the best manner of life human beings are to lead.
It must not be forgotten that the gate to all this good and beauty is open to everyone without exception. At every moment, each has the opportunity to gain hold on these blessings. To do so, he does not need to make a great sacrifice, exhaust himself with days of work, or surmount some difficult obstacle. To open this door, a person needs only to be sincere in his intention and to take refuge in Allah. This is a decision that can be made instantaneously.
One who wants to avoid all such corrupt character types must realize that the way is an easy one. While reading these words, a person can, with a single act of intention, obtain a disposition that will win for him the mercy of Allah. Allah listens to everyone and knows what is in their hearts; He is closer to a person than his jugular vein. Allah knows the moment when a person changes his intention and, if He wills, he increases that person’s blessings.
In the Qur’an, Allah has revealed the following about sincere repentance in one verse:
Except for those who repent and believe and act rightly: Allah will transform the wrong actions of such people into good—Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Furqan, 70)
This book, then, is an invitation to accept the opportunity, while there is still time, to escape all the harm influenced by ignorant societies, to attain the blessings promised to believers and, most importantly, to win Allah’s favor by giving up the vices of ignorance and by adopting the character type of a believer.