The Moral Demand of Truth
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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The tendency to act upon the demand of the truth because the truth is not static. The truth is not a facts that you introduce to your mind, then end of story. That's not truth. That's merely an idle facts. But human nature, it's human nature that when you give it the truth, there is a moral demand. There is a request that comes with it. And it's called in the Islamic tradition, it's referred to in the Quran as the Amana the trust, you have a sense of obligation towards the truth.
When you learn that Allah is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, when you learn that Allah is the Most High, that Allah is the wise, the just the provider, the only one who deserves to be worshipped your basic human nature moves to fulfill that right of Allah.
It's similar to when you see someone in desperate need. This is a fact that you have perceived you have received this fact. It's a truth that someone is suffering and they need aid. You don't stop there, when you see someone crying out for help, and you know that they are genuinely in need of that support.
There is a sense of obligation. There is a demand that pulls you to this person to do what you can to pull to pull them out of that predicament. That's basic human nature. If it's corrupted, the football is corrupted.