It is most important to be well acquainted with the flaws of character and logic of those who prefer to support the American, British, German and other secret states instead of the interests of Islam and Muslims. The most distinguishing features of these pseudointellectual sycophants is their sense of inferiority and the way they try to cover it up by putting on airs. Such people, who are frequently found in countries of Asia and the Middle East, make numerous foolish concessions in order to acquire prestige and, even worse, encourage others to make such concessions, too. This character defect that no Muslim who believes in Allah and who knows that all might and power belong to Him would ever exhibit is spreading rapidly, by being encouraged by such types, in most countries. It is of the greatest importance to perform an accurate analysis in order to take the necessary precautions before this turns into a societal disease and for these people’s moral and intellectual flaws to be exposed.
One of the main activities of intelligence organizations such as the CIA and think tanks that are the extensions of such organizations is to identify people they can control inside Middle Eastern and Asian societies. However, the CIA and other intelligence organizations tend not to deal with them directly but use various think tanks or writers and go-betweens. Having identified such people with their sense of inferiority, they then win them over with clichéd language and ideas. They start approaching such people by saying things like, “You are very talented, you could be a great and famous author,” “You are very clever, your cleverness stands out among other people” or “You are different from the rest.” One of the tactics they frequently employ to influence people with that pseudointellectual sycophant character is to ‘manipulate’ them by saying, “You are clever and modern. Muslims are misunderstood, it would have a great impact if people could see you.” Since they accurately identify the other person’s sense of inferiority and know that they can easily influence them with such manipulation they frequently resort to such ideas.
The next stage is to control the writings of such writers with their sense of inferiority. In fact, most of these people are not particularly talented writers anyway, but they are in one way or another made into authors. These people are first provided with an opportunity to write for the domestic market and later for international web sites or newspapers. They then become ‘famous.’ And all these writings are supervised and generally totally rewritten by those who provide those opportunities. It begins with advice along the lines of “Do you not think it might be better to say such and such instead?” after which these writings gradually come to entirely support the views and interests of those sinister forces. That is the trickery lying behind dozens of articles in the international arena against a Muslim country or Muslims that obviously all share a common source.
At the basis of this system is the pseudointellectual sycophant character of various writers in the Middle East and Asia. Let us now look at that pseudointellectual sycophant character in more detail:
The Defeatism That Stems from an Inferiority Complex
The inferiority complex is a widespread psychological problem in the Middle East and Asia. The complex derives from a person regarding himself as unworthy in the face of someone else, particularly someone whom he/she regards as superior to him. Most of the type such people regard themselves as so inferior that they literally suffer feelings of guilt. The inferiority complex is described as follows in psychiatric text books:
“Feelings such as low self-esteem, fear and shame
arise in individuals with an inferiority complex, and the individual avoids establishing relations with society. When a child fails he is punished or insulted or his self-esteem is hurt. The child develops a personality mirror that is talentless, incompetent and less intelligent and successful than others... Feelings of inferiority are also closely associated with physical characteristics.
In adolescence in particular the individual will focus on physical characteristics and constantly compare himself to other people. If he has various flaws or if there are things about his height, hair or attractiveness that he dislikes, and if this is also reflected by those around him, the result is a feeling of inferiority.” (http://www.psikolojik.gen.tr/asagilik-kompleksi.html)
As we have seen, the most distinguishing aspect of the inferiority complex is that a person regards himself as inferior, due to the prevailing conditions or physical characteristics, and loses self-esteem. This is also the main characteristic of writers from the Middle East and Asia. Many people from Asia and the Middle East are self-conscious right from the outset, due to the color of their skins, the different language they speak or the fact their resources are relatively less than those of the West. According to such people’s sickly mindset, being born in a Middle Eastern or Asian country, being an Arab, Pakistani. Indian, or Egyptian, is enough to feel inferior. Those born in the West must necessarily be superior to them.
Since they have no self-respect, these people are unable to develop a character that will be respected by others. They are literally pained by their feelings of inferiority in the face of those they regard as their ‘superiors’ and they strive to cover that sense of inferiority up by striving to be happy and content. They are always trying to prove themselves to the people for whom they act as pseudointellectual sycophants. They therefore advocate not their own ideas, but those imposed on them by others, and imagined they will enjoy greater esteem by doing so. They live, not a true life, but one shaped by the idea of, “if you do this, you will be admired.”
CHARACTERISTICS OF PEOPLE WITH INFERIORITY COMPLEXES
Men and women who regard themselves as worthless feel an intense desire to be esteemed.
They are very keen on putting on airs.
They try to dominate others.
They want to give the impression they are successful in all areas.
They love flattery.
They want to be liked by everyone.
The more others like them, the more they like themselves.
They constantly seek the proximity of others.
They really enjoy being admired by important foreigners different to themselves.
They dislike everything that resembles themselves.
They consider everything regarding themselves as part of an entity they dislike.
They come to dislike everything about themselves as much as they do themselves. 
Pseudointellectual Sycophants Are Prepared Step by Step by Their Lords and Masters
People with the character of pseudointellectual sycophants are easily employable tools for intelligence agencies and various think tanks that are extensions of them. The bodies in question generally use these people to raise issues they could not bring up themselves or that might provoke a negative reaction. For example, it would not be that significant among the international public if an American were to make comments against Turkey, and it would be most unwelcome among the Turkish public. Yet if a Turkish writer says things against Turkey, then that will be very sensational indeed. That is why the identification and training of pseudointellectual sycophants and making them ready for use is such an important process.
Once people with pseudointellectual sycophant characters and inferiority complexes have been identified, they go through a lengthy and fastidious grooming process. These people are first approached by telling them, “You are an intellectual, and very different from the others.” Then they are gradually molded into the desired form. And during this process, it is the pseudointellectual sycophants’ immense efforts to gain approval that most serve the interests of their ‘lords and masters.’ They begin influencing such a person by first praising his/her “intelligence” and “knowledge,” while inculcating that person with their own philosophies on the one hand and turning him or her into a writer on the other. Guidance along the lines of “This sentence on that subject is not exactly right,” or “Why not put it this way instead?” is actually part of the training. Through this detailed training these people are both turned into writers and indoctrinated with a specific philosophy. After minor corrections of sentences in their articles, this then turns into, “Why not let me write this section for you?”. Whole paragraphs are added or removed. During this time the pseudointellectual sycophant starts to learn what form the ‘ideal’ written text should take. The result is a conveyor belt production of numerous papers, the work of a common mind and defending the same way of thinking. Many articles you read overseas in particular are prepared in that way.
Pseudointellectual sycophants’ education is not limited to their writings. They are also taught in fine detail how to behave in which environment, what to wear where, what subjects to make jokes about and how to react to events. They are told to adhere to this model if they want to be famous in the West, to be admired by those around them and to be regarded as ‘someone very important’ in their own country. The eventual result is people with no beliefs, analyses or ideas of their own, and who are totally devoted to the beliefs, philosophies and life styles of their ‘lords and masters.’
At this point, the person imagines that he/she has made friends within a terribly important social circle. The idea that he/she has acquired such a circle of friends goes some way to lightening his/her inferiority complex. The people in charge of the system are also very careful to give that same impression. The German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, who admitted working for the CIA, summarized how the system works very clearly:
“The reason I agreed was that I came from a poor family. It was like a penniless child suddenly finding himself in a candy shop, and everything was free … Instead of money, they game me gifts that money could not buy. For example, an honorary citizenship award in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, gold watches, 5-star trips and even women. But most important of all was being included in a 5-star business network
. I could call for help whenever I was in any difficulty because I knew the highest-ranking figures in the network
. You are chosen to be present in the same diplomatic environments as chancellors. You are placed next to influential people when you travel to foreign countries.
They trust you. That was a lovely feeling.”
As we have seen, the system satisfies feelings such as ‘being famous,’ ‘rubbing shoulders with famous people’ and ‘being admired,’ on the part of those whom it wishes to win over. Rubbing shoulders with ministers, members of Parliament and ministers, in other words giving the impression that ’you are important, too,’ is far more important than money to such people.
The Desire for Approval, the Idea of Being Approved of by the ‘Lords and Masters’
The most sensitive point of people with an inferiority complex is “being taken seriously.” Those who know how to do that can easily make these people devoted to them through small gifts and gestures.
There is no need for hugely expensive gifts in order to win over people with the character of a pseudointellectual sycophant. While they may appear to be greedy, they do not actually expect a very lofty position or title. The most important thing to satisfy them is to receive the approval of those from whom they seek it. Because their true sense of inferiority is actually in the face of those people. Even if they become involved in the running of their own countries or become CEO of a very large company, they are still unable to shake off those feeling of inferiority toward those to whom they behave as pseudointellectual sycophants. That means that they can never escape the desire to be liked and approved of by them.
Since their aim is to be liked, approved, honored and esteemed, hearing things like ‘Well done, that was a good piece of writing’ or ‘That was a good speech,’ literally cause them to walk on air. They have no hesitation about writing negative things about their own circles, loved ones or countries in order to hear the words, ‘Well done.’ They ruthlessly denigrate and look down on everyone. The main subject of their writings generally consists of such denigration. They imagine that the more they speak out against Muslims, the more they foolishly criticize Muslims and the more they look down on Muslims, the more praise they will receive. They even tend to put on airs along the lines of, ‘Look, nobody can criticize Muslims as much as me. I know them best and I put them down best.’ Or they imagine that the more they denigrate their own countries as ‘antidemocratic,’ ‘backward’ or ‘oppressive,’ the more ‘first-rate’ analyses they will be producing. The way that a great many writers denigrate their own countries to foreigners and look down their noses at their own people is based on sending the message that ‘I am different to them. I am in fact one of you.’ The aim behind their writings and analyses is no produce genuine criticisms and solutions, but to make propaganda and hear the words ‘Well done.’
Of course Muslims or the countries they live in may have attitudes deserving of criticism, and that criticism needs to be made. But the aim of these pseudointellectual sycophants is not to be instrumental in the correction errors through criticism, but to earn the approval of the people whose approval they seek. That means that their writings and analyses and statements go no further than being propaganda for the circles in question.
They Also Offer up Their Sexuality to Their Lords and Masters
One of the most terrifying aspects of this clan-like order is the way that the pseudointellectual sycophants of the Middle East and Asia also offer up their sexuality to their ‘lords and masters.’ Male or female, these pseudointellectual sycophants also attempt to earn the physical and sexual approval of those they regard as superior to them. Young girls of the Middle East and Asia are literally made available for the enjoyment of middle-aged people belonging to secretive organizations in the West with wide material means at their disposal.
In the same way that young girls who wish to become famous in the movie sector from time to time offer up their sexuality to people they believe can help turn them into celebrities, some Middle Eastern and Asian women with affectations and feelings of inferiority will also make their bodies available so that their articles can appear in a well-known newspaper or so their views can be heard on a well-known channel. It is known that many young Palestinian, Pakistani or Egyptian women seek to be a part of certain circles on by building and using such relationships.
These young women who offer up their own sexuality for the sake of acceptance have also become included in a very strange system. They not only have to offer their sexuality to the lords and masters they are directly associated with, but also to other people those masters refer them to. Although this is a humiliating situation, it is not regarded as in any way extraordinary in those circles. One often sees an attractive Palestinian woman entering into a relationship with a well-known Jewish businessman, being made part of the circle she has wanted to enter all her life as a result and also entering into relations with other ‘lords and masters’ in order to be able to remain in that circle. Many politicians are known to have taken advantage of this in murky U.S. and British politics. Many Middle Eastern and Asian girls are used in this painful way within this clan-like structure that includes former ministers, former prime ministers and former lawmakers.
As the public read their daily papers or watch analyses on TV they are unaware of this painful truth. They imagine that these people are setting out their own ideas and thinking and researching for themselves. The fact is, however, that these people who have fallen under the influence of those circles even in sexual terms cannot possibly set out their own opinions or conclusions.
Submission to Their Masters’ Beliefs
Another of the most striking features of Middle Eastern and Asian pseudointellectual sycophants is their submission to their masters’ beliefs. In other words, these people sign up to a belief system that is developed for them, rather than acting in the light of the truth inspired by God in the Qur’an, our Prophet (saas) and their own consciences. Since they completely subscribe to the world view of their lords and masters, they also shape their beliefs on the basis of those masters’ opinions. They do not regard what God says as at all important but, may He forbid, regard what the secret state in America or Great Britain says as most significant. They do not apply what is written in the Qur’an, but implement everything the masters whom they literally deify say. They never think of the interests of Muslims of Islamic lands, but defend the interests of the circles, which they are enslaved right to the bitter end. That attitude is actually an external manifestation of their subconscious hatred for Muslims and the anger and inferiority they feel at being born in the Islamic geography.
For example, the fact that Muslims may be harmed by an idea they espouse causes these people no distress at all. They place innocent Muslims in a terrible predicament under the guise of saying, “I am making a stand against terror’ or ‘This is not part of the real Islam.’ Defending the air attacks taking place in numerous countries, such as Iraq and Syria in particular, and also places like Pakistan, Yemen and Afghanistan, is one instance of this. Aerial bombardments are a form of mass punishment that destroy everyone in the selected target area, making no allowances for women and children, or the sick and the elderly. It is a violation of both good conscience and human rights law. Whole towns and villages are not destroyed in any democratic country for the sake of catching people who have committed serious crimes. Nobody, not even a crazed killer, is killed by having bombs rained down on him, before he is even put on trial, in any democratic country. But when it comes to Islamic lands, however, these secret forces put the law and democratic values on the back burner. It is at this point that the responsibility for portraying such an inhumane and unconscionable policy as something “reasonable” to the public opinion falls to the pseudointellectual criticisms of the Middle East and Asia. These people passionately espouse tactics that wreak destruction and havoc in Islamic lands and lead to the deaths of large numbers of civilians under the name of the ‘fight against terror.’ If their masters say, ‘Let us kill,’ then they say, ‘Let us kill, too.’ If their masters say, ‘Let us bomb people,’ then they say ‘Let us bomb people, too, or do even more than that.’ Yet someone who really wants to fight terror will know that the intellectual foundation of terror needs to be demolished. He will know that no solution will be forthcoming through guns and bombs without intellectual activity, as well. Even more importantly, he will know that violence always leads to more violence. Yet what matters for these people is not the truth, but for the people these pseudointellectual sycophants serve to tell them, ‘Well done!’ Merely for the sake of a ‘Well done!’ and gaining even more approval they enthusiastically espouse ruthless policies that are totally incompatible with the Qur’an and are willing to stand in the ranks alongside murderers.
Another striking example of the surrender of beliefs on the part of these pseudointellectual sycophants is the way they never refer to Islamic Unity and even, on the contrary, describe how in their eyes such a thing is impossible. Even though God commands Muslims to be united and even though numerous verses of the Qur’an tell them to be brothers and live in unity, these people insist on opposing unity. They reveal their opposition through rather cunning tactics. For example, they do not openly stand up and day, ‘Let us not be united.’ Because they know that will attract criticism. They use false hadiths instead. They use a false hadith attributed to our Prophet (saas) but which was never spoken by him, which reads, ‘There is mercy in division among the Ummah.’ They thus seek to influence Muslims by saying ‘Look, even our Prophet (saas) says there is no need to be united.’ Yet our Prophet (saas) would never say anything that was incompatible with the Qur’an. He would never say there is mercy in division when dozens of verses of the Qur’an command Muslims to be united. Unity is a mercy on Muslims because that is God’s command. Yet for people with a pseudointellectual character it is not God’s command that matters, but the interests of the masters whose satellites they are.
Pseudointellectual Sycophants in Turkey
Close inspection will also reveal the presence in Turkey of the pseudointellectual sycophant character which is so widespread in the Middle East and Asia. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of these people, who live far removed from the spiritual values of their own country – or who, to be more accurate, imitate foreign culture – who are ignorant of Turkey’s shared values, who seek to give the impression of being unaware of popular values and beliefs, who despise ordinary people and regard themselves as terribly important and who analyze events from a remarkably narrow perspective is that they care absolutely nothing for Turkey’s interests.
Just like the examples from other countries, these people denigrate Turkey at great length, make comments contemptuous of the Turkish people and, even more painfully, passionately espouse ideas that may damage the country in the long term, all for the sake of a ‘Well done!’ The recent increase in writings and statements that seek to portray the PKK as a group of freedom fighters, that try to bring Turkey to heel using the threat of the PKK, that threaten Turkey along the lines of “Either you support the PKK or else you must suffer the terrible consequences,” and that prepare the way for the breaking up of the country is one indication of this. These people, who espouse the ideas served up to them by various think tanks in the West on a word for word basis, never stop to think where the line they espouse may lead. They espouse whatever they are indoctrinated with a hope of approval, fame or even just seeing their name under a column in a foreign newspaper. When they promote these ideas they imagine that they will be perceived as ultra modern, capable of seeing what ordinary people cannot and making the most accurate analyses. The fact is, however, that they are people who merely recite what is told to them, have lost all character and self-esteem and are regarded with pity by the majority of people.
Pseudointellectual sycophants also compete with one another in terms of pseudointellectual sycophancy. The competition involves seeing who can secure most ‘well dones’ and who can be most pseudo intellectually sycophantic. In order to win that contest they entirely abandon the interests of their own country and merely wonder how to make themselves even more popular. It is this competition over pseudointellectual sycophancy that lies behind the way they shower praise on the PKK, even though they know it is a traitorous terror organization that still continues to martyr our troops and police, raise the subject of an amnesty for terrorists and even shameless advocate the idea of Turkey providing the terrorists with weaponry. The anti-Turkish writings, or comments within those writings, that frequently appear in the foreign press, are a manifestation of that competition. The pseudointellectual sycophancy contest waged out of a hope that “maybe they will include me among them and then my name will be mentioned in the same breath as theirs,’ will eventually cause damage that leads the person concerned to sign up to all kinds of ugliness. Because instead of sacred values such as their own cause or ideal, the family, nation and country, these people are worried about what their ‘masters’ think.
Another humiliating behavioral defect that the people in question learn from their masters is that of putting on airs.
A Common Philosophy: Putting on Airs
Putting on airs is a behavioral and moral defect that is widespread in Western countries. These people, whose language consists of a mixture of showiness and ‘I know best,’ have a common tone of voice, accentuation, way of sitting and placing the spotlight on themselves. Their desire is to emphasize this ‘state of being rather special,’ which regards themselves as different to other people, in their every gesture and action. Some of the best known aspects of putting on airs are using exaggerated facial expressions, insisting on using foreign words all the time when speaking, speaking while chewing gum, describing things they would never normally like in terms of huge admiration, describing places they may never have been to as if they knew them well and people they may never have met as if they were close friends, and talking about music they have never heard as if they liked it very much and about films and art they have never seen as if they understood them very deeply. Being able to sit in the lobby of a five-star hotel, blowing the smoke from a cigar given to them as a gift by that hotel into other people’s faces, posing with a wine glass in their hand and being seen at the entrance to a famous restaurant are all terribly important to people who put on airs.
Details that are routine matters in the lives of high-quality and noble people are of exaggerated importance in the lives of those who put on airs. They imagine they can become esteemed and gain importance through them. They make every effort to show that importance they imagine they possess to other people. Every action in the philosophy of putting on airs is intended to tell those whom the individual admires so greatly that “I am one of you.” That is why in one sense, putting on airs represents a common language and philosophy among superficial folk. Someone who puts on airs will immediately recognize another of that ilk, and someone who puts on airs will best understand the language of another of that kind.
Although putting on airs is an embarrassing and humiliating state of mind, many ignorant people feel a sincere admiration for those who do so. Those who put on airs from high school on enjoy great prestige among other people, while modest and well-mannered people are generally undervalued. That is the reason why difficult, spoiled and showy people enjoy great esteem at high school. Putting on airs then continues to grow apace after high school. While the pop music groups they listen to, the concerts people go to and what they buy in the shops are all tools for putting on airs in school years, in the years that follow it is temporary phenomena such as one’s social circle, the places one chooses to go on holiday, the exhibitions one attends, rank and position, the car one drives and the area of town one lives in that acquire importance. Each one of these is used as a tool to psychologically put down more humble folk.
Putting on airs is a common philosophy between pseudointellectual sycophants and their masters in the Middle East and Asia. However, pseudointellectual sycophants never put on the airs they learned from their masters in front of them. They only display such attitude in front of them to put down ordinary people whom they regard as beneath them and inferior. In the presence of their masters they are very humble and sycophantic. They would never think of putting on airs to them. It is not hard to imagine the kind of language that someone in Egypt, Bangladesh or Palestine who has seen Europe will use, or the way he will look down his nose at ordinary people. People who live in a state of great feelings of inferiority in Europe or America and slavishly do everything they are told, suddenly develop an entirely different character when they return to their own countries, as if that despised person had not really been them at all. That is another manifestation of putting on airs. What is embarrassing is that poor, ordinary people are generally mightily impressed by such airs and regard the person concerned as terribly special.
Yet the moral values and qualities that should really be admired are those of the believer. The character of the believer, who knows that God is the Lord of all blessings, that power and might belong to Him alone and who is fully submitted to Him, is as steady as a rock. It is sturdy and unshakeable. That person knows that he is dealing with shadow entities and that God witnesses him at all times. He never stoops to the facile. He is ultra modern and ultra high-quality. He lives by the moral values desired by God, not by those of the people who would wish to shape him. He knows that the lords and masters whom the pseudointellectual sycophants regard as very important and enslave themselves to are just helpless servants and mortal beings. The respect and value he places on someone is directly proportional to that person’s love and fear of God. He will never be rude to anyone, but he knows how humiliating it is for feel inferior in the face of weak and helpless people. The only entity to whom the believer will sincerely submit himself is God.
A Warning Lesson from the Time of Pharaoh
God refers to the character of the pseudointellectual sycophant in the story of Pharaoh in the Qur’an. Pharaoh was the most famous and powerful person of his time, and also the most tyrannical ruler. The Prophet Moses (pbuh) preached to Pharaoh so that he would believe in God and live in the way God desires. Pharaoh, however, regarded the Prophet Moses (pbuh) as a threat to his own rank and position and persecuted both the prophet and the believers with him. Yet the Prophet Moses (pbuh) had no worldly expectations at all.
Careful reading of the story of Pharaoh shows that in addition to Pharaoh himself, there were people with a pseudointellectual sycophantic character there who feared Pharaoh and not God. These people acted in the light of Pharaoh’s reactions, rather than heeding their own consciences. They would happily call good bad, and bad good if they thought that would stop Pharaoh becoming angry. They would never stand up to Pharaoh on any matter. Indeed, they would encourage to apply even more violence and oppression in many situations.
Pharaoh did not believe that the Prophet Moses (pbuh) was God’s messenger, and basely accused him of sorcery. He called together the best-known sorcerers and commanded them to demonstrate all their skills to the Prophet Moses (pbuh). This plan, condemned to defeat right from the outset, is also noteworthy in revealing the pseudointellectual sycophantic character of the time. When Pharaoh collected all the best known sorcerers together, they first asked him:
‘Will we receive a reward if we are the winners?
’ (Surat al-A’raf, 113)
As we have seen, the magicians who agreed to take Pharaoh’s side thought they deserved to be rewarded. The reward offered by Pharaoh is highly significant:
"He said, ‘Yes, and you will be among those brought near’.
’’ (Surat al-A’raf, 114)
Pharaoh does not tell these people that he will give them money or a house or make them rich. He offers only one thing; to include them among his court. That is the most valuable possible gift for a pseudointellectual sycophant. The pseudointellectual sycophants of pharaoh’s time, just like those of today, regard being admitted into the presence of their lords and masters as the best possible thing that can happen. Because for pseudointellectual sycophants what matters is to be in the company of people who seem to be important, not in that of believers, the innocent and the virtuous. Those who foolishly regard it as embarrassing to be seen with Muslims regard it as an honor to be part of a ruthless and amoral system. Since they have inferiority complexes they regard denial as very great and powerful, and imagine that being part of it will make them strong and powerful, as well. The fact is however, that honor, power and strength lie with God alone, and that only believers have true purity and honor:
Do those who take the unbelievers as protectors, rather than the believers, hope to find power and strength with them? Power and strength belong entirely to God. (Surat an-Nisa’, 139)
Terrible disappointment in this world and the hereafter awaits those who devote their lives to foolishly trying to obtain the approval of those they regard as superior and to hear the words, ‘Well done’ from them. They will be disappointed in the life of this world because people of no character or ideal will never be valued wherever they may be. People who have no opinion and value on their own and who change according to the sense of occasion are always looked down on. They may try to cover that up by putting on airs, but they are still aware of their own worthlessness in the eyes of others and that most of the time other people look at them with a mixture of anger and pity.
The disappointment they suffer in the hereafter will be very much worse. The price living a life devoid of character instead of living by the moral values taught by God is a very high one. It is a heavy responsibility to line up alongside the secret states of America, Great Britain and the rest instead of supporting the interests of Muslims and Islam. There is a very important truth that these people should not forget; the lords they seek to please throughout their lives are, just like themselves, all feeble and helpless entities. If someone seeks esteem, he must seek it in the Sight of God, not among helpless people whose own prestige will die and fade away, who will be buried in a handful of soil and whose very bodies will rot away. Anyone who is esteemed in the Sight of God is esteemed in the sight of all. Anyone who trusts in God trusts in the surest foundation of all, and is the most powerful and honored person of all.