Will honesty bring harm to person who want to engage with this moral attitudes?
Being honest, while others are not is suffering. To witness colleagues score in tests and exams with flying colour eventhough they don't deserve it is annoying.
So will those who honest will remain honest?
My friend always remind her students to think twice if they have guts to cheat. They get marks for the effort which they don't even do. In economic practice it is kind of riba' (rasuah) or in English term they call as usury.
What is riba' then?
Riba' is an act of sins, in Islamic tradition the sin has been group into 10 biggest sins.
But will people listen to this? No, they will not, because everybody in this whole world involve in riba' whether they realise about it or not.
But to think you will make a living from immoral act is kinda scary. To think you will give your wife and kids from your earning, that is nightmare.
I always reflect to elders whom have been given good life and happiness. They are not rich, but they live in traquility. Their children and grandchildren do well in their life. When I do simple research on how they can manage this, the keyword is to earn money from righful source. In Islam, rezeki yang halal.
Rezeki nowadays, that form your blood, circulate throughout veins and organs are not halal anymore. When there are a lot of news regarding abandon baby, that is actually curse to our society. When peoples are killed, rob and all of the misery that happen without we can ensure when all of this will end, that too is a curse. Why this happen? Because people now live from rezeki which is haraam.
My respected friend always regard cheating is an unmoral act. She condemn the act and to all who are please with it and consistently repeat the same act.
And she is a teacher.
To me, condemnation is justify to those who commit with this sin. The worst is yet to come when they give money from their earning to their parents, wife, children and family. The earning is not halal (if they fail to repent). They will be condemn by for those who strive with sincerity. The worst of all, they will be condemn by their teachers. Their teachers will not pray for them, will not please with them, will not approve their knowledge to them.
We need a better society to live in. You need a better society for your children and grandchildren to live in. To start, be sincere to yourself, friends and your teachers. That will bring justice to all.
Don't even talk about how bad the world you live in right now, if you just can't be sincere to yourself.
Don't let your teacher condemn you, you will never succeed, here and hereafter.
The worst, don't let you future wife and childrens condemn you, for the reasons they don't know, but you on the other hand knew it very well.
Just be honest.
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