Confessions are not concessions.
November 8, 2010 1 Comment
Confession is one of strong human instinct that develops in human conscious/minds after performing variety of sins and crimes under intentional or unintentional perceptions or in response of reactions coming from societies.
Strong will, stubborn attitude and different kind of unbalance circumstances of survival are active elements toward producing attitude of suppression and oppression sometime for their normal survivals or occasionally to hold the power positions in any society.
So stage of confession comes at the extreme state of guilt or through power of perceptions. It is the latent power of human conscience which ultimately mark limits the out of control intentions and desires .It takes a decision of achieving the right conclusion and ideological lucidity, provided by knowledge and personal experiences. It is an edge of axis on which one takes action in the process of a psychological and ideological revolution completely contrary to past behavior or against the surrounding that helps a child to groom to a stubborn adult.
In our system usually two kinds of confessions are observed.
One kind of confession appears in human nature when surroundings of a person is exposed to new trends . Such force of confession takes it roots on the minds of those people who have will and determination power in their innate behaviors. Weak and selfish minds have hardly any kind of inclination toward repentance and keep their path away from route of confessions.
Another type of confession in tyrannical minds is appeared when injustice starts reverse process of retribution in the same vicinity where it is taken is first flight and hit all those comes in its way.This process of avengment is usually natural,irreversible and incur in nearest and dearest relations and possessions .It can even trigger the dead conscious of humans in few moments of self attack of natural forces as an extract of extreme wrong doing or by reaching break even point of double standard of living for one’s self only.So such revival of conscious is outburst of feeling of remorse and guilt toward acceptance and then correction of his direction for rest of life.
Islam Point of View toward route of Confession:
Islam and other religions fully understand the variety of ill temptations like theft, greed, illicit sexual desires etc so almost all religions open the gate of confessions for all kinds of sins .But some sins strongly and mandatory validate process of repentance, that one can wipe out those sins and misdeeds and gradually get freed from the clutches of the ego by demolition of sinful attitude completely.
Repentance is the most noble and beloved form of obedience in the eyes of Allah .. Repentance has a strong place in worship. The act of seeking forgiveness from God is called Istikfghar. So such kind of confession is showing humility to God, and surrendering a strong will to Him As Master or Controller of Universe.
It is interesting in social terminology this confession and repentance is considered as weakness of human habits and extreme resistance is faced by individuals and groups to rectify or correction to sins of past and errors but in divine’s books this act is always placed as a strong force that can bring positive changes in any society as per orders of creator-It can be considered as an adamant reason that can bring equality and justice for all living soul of this society. Confession is the first step towards salvation in Islamic society.
The word Tawbah (Repentance) in Arabic literally means ‘to return’. In an Islamic context, it refers to the act of leaving what Allah has prohibited and returning to what He has commanded.
In Surah al-Baqarah, Allah tells:
“Surely Allah Loves Those Who Turn Unto Him In Repentance and Loves Those Who Purify Themselves “[2:222].
The Prophet (pbuh) also endorsed this order of divine by giving us an example of just how pleasing to Allah our repenting is an authentic hadith in which He said: “Allah is more delighted with the repentance of His servant than one of you would be, who suddenly finds his camel laden with supplies after losing it in a barren land.”
So Allah takes this process of confession and repentance in the wake of forgiveness of His creation and rehabilitation of lost conscious .
The subject of repentance is one which concerns all people who believe in God, and is vital one for the Muslims to understand because objective of Islamic society is dependent on repentance of human acts to Allah as He assured success in this way of passing life:
” And Turn You All and Together in Repentance to Allah O Believers , That You may be Successful” [An-Noor (24):31].
Social Aspects of Understanding Effects of Confession & Repentance.
The people or society who never follow or take half way of confessions and repentance for show off or trying to dodge their next generation are among the first to adopt the hypocrite standards of moral and ethical values.This attitude of avoidance the confession or taking it as concessions for particular groups is actually indication of degraded and demoralized society that has no capacity to improve its level of mistake, crimes and sins.This mode of living if dominates in individuals it can produce disastrous effects on the family lives that can even eradicate family structure and separation of family bond is obvious.On the other hand if it prominent in strong groups it takes systems toward anarchy and chaos.
It is very unfortunate that followers of Islam are very reluctant to accept this concept of confession and repay side by side as important psychological concept of society justice.This way of ideological revolution is hardly seen among the dominant groups in ruling Islamic groups but many western societies under the influence of Christianity and Judaism followed it successfully and that is why socialists consider that these societies have more touch of ISLAMIC TEACHINGS as compare to many popular Islamic countries which are grooming under the principle of” Might is right”.
For actuating process of confession and indemnity we just need sincere determination and firm will that can act as starting points to take a decision and specify positive behavior as compensation for victims and consequently, this” firm will ” would surely be power capable of changing one’s route. toward path of righteous.