reply to post by InfaRedMan
I hope you don't delve too deep in to this subject... in fact as a Muslim and as a believer of this stuff, I still strongly advise you not to get in
to this stuff from a believing point of view.
I try to look at this Jinn stuff from a mostly scientific point of view. I try not to take any of this information and idealogy at face value, even
though it may be completely true.
You seem like a very intelligent person either way, but you do understand my cautions don't you?
Anyways, regarding the notion that God "needs" us to worship him,, I completely disagree with that by the way. Certainly if there was a creator of
this incredible and vast universe then he wouldn't really "need" anything from us would he?
The Quraan does not preach that notion. I just wished to make that clear, you probably know that anyway but I still just wanted to clarify that
Also when God says: "And I didn't create Al-Jinn and Al-Ins except for them to worship"
I told you that that verse can be interpreted in many ways.
I am not of the belief that he is referring to himself. He never said in that verse that our purpose was to worship "him". The verse only says that
our purpose is ... to worship.
I know I've been nitpicking alot and stuff InfraRedMan, but you must understand that I have seen many people who kinda lost their mind when getting
introduced to Islam and the Quraan. That's why I worry.
Always remember that there are many interpretations and explanations for anything and everything. So if you read a particular translation of the
Quraan, then it's only one possible interpretation of the author who translated it(most likely a Sunni perspective). As for myself, well.. I have
read it in it's original language.. thus, my own translation has been somewhat introduced here.
I'll be glad to read any more questions from you or anyone else here. Thanks for keeping an open mind. Peace.