Every single human being on earth, believes in a religion. You read that correctly.
What is the definition of religion? if we go by the dictionary, there are a few:
(a): the service and worship of God or the supernatural
(b): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3archaic : scrupulous conformity : CONSCIENTIOUSNESS
4: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
(Courtesy of Merriam-Webster).
If we look at what is religion and what constitutes to religion, religion is merely…
The Qur’an linguistically means “recitation” and is regarded as revelation, and it is the direct verbatim, uncreated speech of God SWT that was recited to angel Jibreel, which angel Jibreel brought down to Prophet Muhammad S.A.W, which the Prophet Muhammad PBUH recited to the people, which was then memorized by the companions, written down, and acted upon and further taught it to others.
We understand the Qur’an to be an eternal speech of God. The issues that comes into play is what do we mean by eternal. When we say the Qur’an is eternal, we are referring to the fact…
Christianity is the largest religion at this moment in the world. It is centered around Jesus and the core belief of Christianity is the trinitarian belief which was established during the counsel of Nicea and was decided by the leaders after a long debate that this shall be the central creed of the Christians.
This analysis will just be my personal reading as to what I feel about Christianity. Keeping in mind I am not claiming to be an expert, I am simply writing about what I know so far through some research.
The trinitarian concept is not a concept…
Disobedience to God is something that exists as an action within Islamic theology which merely means to do anything that Allah has forbidden, or is displeased with.
We are shown the severity of this in the example of Satan disobeying to bow to Adam A.S when he was ordered to. We will touch upon that later in the article.
A human’s savior will not be his argumentation and justification for his sin. Often time we find ourselves and others justifying their sin. …
“If everything is predestined, how can we have free will?”
The question of free will and determinism is another question that is long debated in history of philosophers. In my previous article I wrote and attempted to reconcile the problem of evil. In that article I stated “The above question is a question that has been thought out by many great philosophers and have tried to solve this so called “paradox”.”
The question of free will and destiny is a similar case, however the critics of theism here have a slightly more valid point when they ask this question than…
“If only I had done otherwise, this would not have happened”
We’ve all had the regretful moment. In fact most of us spend more time in our past then we do in the future. However, this may not be a bad thing. In fact, this may be something that the human mind is supposed to do. Remembering your past and reevaluating your past may be a almost like a survival instinct, since we make future decisions by calculating the outcomes of our future decision based on past experiences.
Our mind almost seeks validation from our past. The reason our mind…
“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” — Quran chapter 2 verse 183
Ramadan is a month of fasting. The significance of the month of Ramadan was that this was the month in which the Qur’an was revealed as it is stated:
“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or…
“If God exists, why does evil exist?”
The above question is a question that has been thought out by many great philosophers and have tried to solve this so called “paradox”. There are several answers to this posed question. However there is also a hidden presupposition that needs to be rectified before attempting to answer this.
Many theists are caught off guard by this question and start to try and answer this question. Many fail to realize that this so called “paradox” that is posed by non theists is based on the false premise that somehow the existence of evil…
We often get caught up in our daily chores, businesses, arguments, and over thinking small and finer details of problems that may not even exist. Some of us merely spend hours thinking about an argument that we may have had and pondering upon what you could have said better in order to make your point.
Although, this is not to undermine the idea of daily chores, debates and pondering upon everyday issues. In fact, sometimes doing all those things in a balanced manner can in fact be beneficial. On top of that humans we are not idealistic creatures who will…
Islamic perspective and understanding of the existence of God.
To be covered:
The Abrahamic faiths are generally the biggest claimants of monotheism. They consist of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They certainly differ in their definition of what constitutes to a deity and what that deity does and is capable of, their foundation generally is meant to stem from the same source.
Islam proclaims all the Prophets and messengers that came before, of which 25…
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