Character Types of the Unbelievers
The Qu’ran was revealed by Allah, Who created human beings, and Who is their only judge and master. Therefore, it is only by way of the religion Allah has revealed in the Qu’ran that people may improve their lack of knowledge, and become cognizant enough to save themselves from the ignorance they are surrounded by.The collective of those who are far removed from the religion, ignoring its important reality, compose the nations of ignorance. But the ignorance we mean here has a far different meaning than the one in every day use. These peoples may be sophisticated, cultured and educated; they may be experts in many branches of science; they may have read hundreds of books, succeeded in numerous discoveries, and may even be famous for their accomplishments. But, neither the status they have attained, nor their accomplishments, nor the formulas they have discovered, nor the books they have read are enough to counter the ignorance that surrounds them. The ignorance we mean here is the fact that these nations do not know our Creator, or recognize His power as they should; they do not know what He expects of them, and do not know the kind of moral quality they should aspire to. This pervasive type of ignorance adversely effects them in every aspect of their lives.The purpose of this book is to explore several examples of the kind of life and the type of character that the nations of ignorance have produced, and to show that every approach it has formulated has come to an impasse. Moreover, it will attempt to show that the typical character produced by the nations of ignorance can never attain the contentment and peace of mind they seek. In addition, this book will demonstrate that the character of a believer, as described in the Qu’ran, is superior to any other of the thousands of character types that emerge among ignorant nations, and show how excellent the life lived by a believer compared to the life of ignorance.