This research deals with the concept of consumer wastefulness and the reasons behind it and ways to treat it in the thought of Badi' Al-Zaman Al-Nursi through his Rasayil Al nuwr. So, he spends excessively on his desires and pleasures, and his wrong interpretation of the meaning of (the caliphate in the land). Some people go beyond the limits of their agency and believe that money is theirs, so they waste and tamper with money without taking into account the solution and sanctity, and the individual loses planning and organization for his money in return for his spending.
Sheikh Nursi warned of the negative effects of extravagance, stating that extravagance results in lack of contentment, i.e. greed, and in which the individual loses his dignity and perhaps his honor, and that extravagance raises blessing, and this is what the Sheikh realized by experience and proof, and he found that paying zakat and adopting economics are two reasons for blessing and increasing, while extravagance and preventing zakat increase blessing.
Sheikh Nursi presented the treatment solutions to the disease of extravagance, the most important of which are: the resurgence of faith latent in the human being is one of the basic pillars of Islam to prevent consumer waste; Because it would make man know that he is entrusted in this land to enjoy its bounties, wealth and benefits within the limits of what the owner of the land (Glorified be He) has drawn for him, i.e. without extravagance and stinginess and without excessive or negligent spending, just as a person should be satisfied with the limit of necessity in securing needs and not Taking improvements and luxuries unless the society is in a state of high economic prosperity. Excessive spending on pleasures and pleasures should not be spent, and the expenditure should be mediated between extravagance and thrift.
Al-Warmili, Farsat Abdullah prof.
"Consumerism – Its Causes and Treatment - from the Perspective of Badi' Al-Zaman Al-Nursi through his Rasayil Al nuwr,"
UAEU Law Journal: Vol. 2023:
96, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/sharia_and_law/vol2023/iss96/5