reply to post by babloyi
May I sincerely wish you Peace.
I am not making points as to say 'you said such-and-such.' I am making general points to try to illustrate that Islam is not perfect.
1. If we are to take the Qur'an at face value being the book of no doubt, then we must be willing to acknowledge Qur'anic contradictions,
uncertainties, abrogations, editions, and alternate versions amongst the 'originals.'
2. If we are to dissect each verse of the Qur'an to discover the circumstances of its revelation, then we open our selves up to the dogma and
doctrine of others besides Allah or Muhammad... being sahaba, sheik, mufti, imam, sect, or madh'hab. Different tafsir, fiqh, seerah, etc.
My understanding of "this day I have perfected your religion" does not mean to stagnate mankind in the first century regarding education, science,
mathematics, or technology. As Islam is a "guidance for mankind," I understand its completion to be referencing individual, family, societal, and
global interactions amongst mankind. When Allah said the religion is complete, I understand that to mean "interact with mankind and treat your fellow
humans this way until the end."
So when I reference "this day I have perfected your religion," I understand Allah to be saying that he has addressed exactly how he wants mankind to
function as a nation. Not at all talking about being stuck in the first century.
Global Brotherhood... I am a tree and mankind is a forest. We are all different, we are SUPPOSSED to be different, but we must remember we are one
mankind. Regardless of gender, religion, politics, nationality, etc., we are all one mankind. This means we must embrace and celebrate diversity. But
we must never be fooled into thinking our differences make us superior to others.
Basically, this means.... as long as a person is not infringing the free will of others or oppressing others, we must fully accept their differences
with understanding love. This means that although people are different, we must never focus on the superficial surface.... always remember we are one