Latest innovation of moderns: Man marries video game character

I am a bit depressed at this news, not because "the modern", central character of this incident, is my brother, but what can possibly happen to my own brothers (people), b'cause of the gaming culture? Let's mask ourselves with morbid expressions so as to repel any illusions that may arise by this incident: "[Whoever] reports on the marriage in Japan between a man known as "Sal9000" and [whatever videogame character] in the Nintendo DS simulating game love plus"? Simple, a man has married a video game character, or at least he wishfully thinks, proving how ignorant he is of the soul of marriage!

Who could have done this in whole human history than those human creatures forgetful (ghafil) of the very purpose of life? This incident is a product of a particular civilization, a mind-set, of a different category of human psyche, of an age Rene Guenon termed as the Dark Age. There's nothing but darkness in it, opposite to the light of Ruh Allah, Jesus, pbuh, the symbol of pure spirit. Yet we, people of my society, wish to go there, visit their lands and buildings and structures; yet they're enchanted by the outward charms of a hollow, deeply disturbing civilization.

From childhood, we are here fed with the images of a paradise that is West, or Westernized societies. It is considered to be a big achievement to be one of them, to be there. How foolish! I've been a victim of this misunderstanding too, I only wish to unlearn it. This incident is a nice reminder, and a little helpful too in this process of knowing the nature of things, and living according to it. Allah hu Akbar!

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Salman Latif said...

I indeed agree with you that the 'charms' of west are only futile when looked deeply at. Nevertheless, those nation have sustained themselves, ruled upon our fates with iron heels and still rule the world precisely because they at least still have some good while we don't even have that much - namely the traits of work ethics, honesty, accountability, justice etc.

M. Umer Toor said...

"Nevertheless, those nation have sustained themselves, ruled upon our fates with iron heels and still rule the world precisely because they at least still have some good while we don't even have that much"

Can't agree more...

Rhodora Online said...

they know how to discipline themselves and so meet their goals.

Dr. Muhammad Zaman said...

Matter is not that complicated. To prosper in this world, effort is needed. Allah awards them materialistic prosperity not because He is happy with them but because they are fighting for it.

"Whoever opts for the immediate (benefits from) life herein, We give him, right here in this life, as much as We will, to whomever We intend. Then We assign Jahannam for him where he shall enter condemned, discarded.

And whoever opts for the Hereafter and makes efforts for it as due, while he is a believer, then, the effort of such people is appreciated!

To all of them - both these and those - We extend the grants of your Lord. And the grant of your Lord is not barred (for anyone).

See how We made some of them excel some others (in this world) and, of course, the Hereafter is much higher in ranks and much greater in degrees of merit."
Let us see what value this materialistic prosperity has got from Creator:
Is it they who allocate the mercy of your Lord? We have allocated among them their livelihood in the worldly life, and have raised some of them over others in ranks, so that some of them may put some others to work. And the mercy of your Lord is much better than what they accumulate.

Were it not that all people would become of a single creed (i.e. disbelief), We would have caused, for those who disbelieve in RaHmān, roofs of their houses to be made of silver, and the stairs as well, on which they would climb,

and doors of their homes, and the coaches on which they would recline,

and (would have made some of these things) of gold-ornaments. And all this is nothing but an enjoyment of the worldly life. And the Hereafter, with your Lord, is (destined) for the God-fearing.

Whoever makes himself blind against the advice of RaHmān, We assign for him a devil who accompanies him all the time.

And they (the devils) prevent such people from the (right) way, while they deem themselves to be on the right path,"

It is important to prosper, but more important is which way you chose for prosperity.

"So, have you seen him who has taken his desires as his god, and Allah has let him go astray, despite having knowledge, and has sealed his ear and his heart, and put a cover on his eye? Now who will guide him after Allah? Still, do you not take lesson?

And they say, “There is no life but our worldly life. We die and live, and nothing destroys us except time.” They have no knowledge about that; they do nothing but make conjectures."

M. Umer Toor said...

@ Dr. Zaman


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