It will not give up that quality, that light of guidance, so that the genius of Rome, the spirit of civilization, should dominate it.
The guidance of the former cannot combine with the philosophy of the latter, nor be grafted onto it, nor follow it.
The Shari’a has nourished the compassion and dignity of belief in the spirit of Islam. The Qur’an of Miraculous Exposition has taken the truths of the Shari’a in its shining hand;
Each is a Staff of Moses in that shining hand. In the future that sorcerer civilization will prostrate in wonderment before it.
Now, note this: Ancient Rome and Greece were two geniuses; twins from a single stock. One fanciful, the other materialist.
Like oil and water, they never combined. It needed time, civilization worked at it too, and so did Christianity, but none was successful at combining them.
Both preserved their independence. And now it is as though those two spirits have changed their bodies; one has become German, the other, French.
They experienced a sort of metempsychosis. O my dream-brother! This is what time has shown. Like two genius oxen those twins rejected any moves to combine them;
They still are not reconciled. Since they are twins, they are brothers and friends, companions in progress; but they fought and never made peace.
How could it be that with its different source, origin, and place of appearance, the light of the Qur’an and guidance of the Shari’a should be reconciled with the genius of Rome, the spirit of modern civilization, and should join and combine with it?
Their origins are different: guidance descended from the heavens, genius emerged from the earth. Guidance works in the heart, and works the mind.
Genius works in the mind and confuses the heart. Guidance illumines the spirit, making it seeds sprout and flourish; dark Nature is illumined by it.
Its potentiality for perfection suddenly advances; it makes the carnal soul a docile servant; it gives aspiring man an angelic countenance.
As for genius, it looks primarily to the soul and physical being, it plunges into Nature, making the soul an arable field; the animal potentialities develop and flourish;
It subjugates the spirit, dessicating its seeds; it shows up satanic features in mankind. But guidance gives happiness to life, it spreads light in this life and the next; it exalts mankind.
Antichrist-like1 genius, blind in one eye, sees only the domain of this life; it is materialist and worships this world. It turns men into beasts.
Yes, deaf genius worships Nature, it empowers blind force. But guidance
There is a subtle indication in this.