Originally posted by logical7
opposites exists to make the truth more clear, there is nothing like coldness or darkness they are just absence of heat or light but experiencing them
makes you appreciate the heat and light more.
That is one way to look at it. You look at it that way because that's the way God gave you to look at it.
"The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth." -Niels Bohr
Similarly there are religions originating from God and religions that were made up due to absence of conciousness of the One true
That's one way of looking at it. But scholarship says otherwise, I daresay. The consciousness of the One True God is in all religions, and all
religions are in Him.
You were given your way of looking at this issue by God, not because its true but because your way has
to exist in order for other ways to
i may put it in a different way, all religions have time/place independent universal truths and parts that were time/place specific.
But how can all religions partake of the Perennial Philosophy if any of them lack the consciousness of the One true God? You seem to be contradicting
If you accept this then the latest religion is more closer to truth than earlier and can be made universal especially if the scripture itself
Islam is the truth for the people of that time and place and that age.
We are in a new age now and a new time and place. A new culture.
If Islam is to be the last religion then world culture should have stopped changing hundreds of years ago.
But it didn't.
Also the basic of every God sent religion is "accept the next prophet" Jesus pbuh came to jews even when they already had Moses pbuh as a
I don't accept that as a basic of every 'God sent' religion.
Religions have a life-cycle. They are born, they grow old, and they die.
I'm sure you think that Muhammad pbuh is the prophet that America should accept, since by your way of thinking he is the next. But America has its own
prophets. By your logic, you should accept them.
By my logic you should accept the prophet given you for your time and place, and we should accept the prophet give us for our time and place.
By my logic we should endeavor to find the perennial philosophy in each other so that we can tolerate each other, not so that we can each try to
assimilate the other.
Prophet Muhammad is mentioned in OT, NT and even Hindu texts. Isn't that by Design? You may disagree to it and still believe what you believe
but what do you think will happen when God's plan/design conflicts with your wishes/beliefs?
When Muslims quit fighting each other, and agree among themselves that there is much they can learn from other religions then I will consider the
possibility that Gods plan is for the world to convert to Islam.
We do need to learn about many things such as science and technology from other civilizations, but we do not need to learn about divine matters,
truth and humanity from them. This is because the teachings of Islam on these matters are very precise. As Muslims, we are confident that Islam is
based on the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) which carries the rahmatin lil alamin (blessing for the whole world
and its content) mission. Not the teachings of Ammonius, Blavatsky, Guenon, Schuon, Armstrong or anybody else.
Source: ‘Perennial Philosophy’: Religious Confusion
Consider the above paper. If the teachings of Islam are so precise, why is there disagreement about the perennial philosophy among Muslims? Why do
Muslims debate and kill each other? There should be no room for debate or violence if Islam is the last word for all Humanity.
I am not claiming superiority for islam, i would risk going to hell if i get an ego about it, I am just pointing out and asking that do you
agree or resist the idea "let God's Will be done" you have to reflect on that yourself.
That is your belief given to you by God. Yet God seems to have given the author of the above paper another belief which permits him to claim
superiority for Islam. How can such differences among Muslims exist, if Islam is precise and the last word for all Humanity? There should be no
disagreements among Muslims at all.
A mystic by definition accepts whatever happens as Will of God. If you are resisting an idea and its clashing against your belief/opinion and
making you affected then with all respect, you need to work more to 'let go.'
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I accept that Islam exists. I accept that other religions also exist.
If and when something happens to change that, I will accept it.
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