Vision Boosts the Spirit

The most successful visionary was Prophet Muhammad SAW. His vision was to establish Islam in this world by way of worshipping Allah. It is in line with the words of Allah in chapter az-Zariyat verse 56, “I did not create the jinn and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me.” He was sure that when people change and submit themselves to God, the world will transform into a place of harmony and serenity.

The Wealthy are also Deceived

With respect to the wealthy, Imam Ghazali said, “Some of them are proud because they are able to build mosques, religious schools (madrasah), bridges and the like, with their names inscribed on them. They thought that by doing so, they would be entitled to forgiveness from God, while conveniently forgetting that some of their properties were acquired from illicit sources. They have been deceived because what is important is not to build buildings and structures, but to avoid the forbidden (the haram). Thus, their acts are considered as vices.”