Notions of Creations
Allah; Al-Mighty Creator swt was in an indescribable environment; which is inconceivable by our predefined humane intellectual setup.. Then He swt decided to be known.. So; He swt had created the universe up to the Mankind; who was solely gifted the capacity to intellect, understand, and choose..
The source of all Islamic philosophical; endeavors and judiciary setup, is well defined in many verses of both Quran and Hadith.. This does not only elaborate the story of creation, but also sets the parameters and baseline for all life activities..
The Universe was commissioned to support the various endeavors of Mankind, in his intellectual processes; which are associated with his living necessities, motivations and desires. However, the mandate of the creation was, stills and will always be a sole mission; or the first notion; namely:
To recognize Al-Mighty Creator swt; to worship, to praise and to loud His blessings and gifts swt..
Accordingly, in very simple terms and phrases; all aspects of life should interpret the sole mission that Mankind was created for.. Deviation from this mission; vacates the life from any meaningful purpose or value.. Thus, the confrontation demise between powers of divine goodness and evil deeds can simply be drawn..
A party would drive for the sole mission, another would innovate and create obstacles against.. This rationalize the second notion; which is applied to all scenes of life; science, war, politics, charities, medicine, engineering, etc. Just name it; and then gauge to either ways..
Mankind was assigned to develop, use and sustain the universe within his reach, in order to innovate ways to recognize and praise Allah swt for his gifts, blessings and endless facilities..
Certainly, powers of evil have an easy and manageable tasks; with the embedded cultural and psychological genes.. The tendencies towards the paradoxical easy living; the fulfillment of physical desires, the emotional drivers and gains, and the uncontrolled reactions to win or lose; are our great challenges and hazards as well.
Despite the continuous declining rate of Theism during the last century; Believers should maintain their faith, enable more momentum of their value and volume, extend hand towards the sole mission, and never underestimate the evil powers.. This constitute the third notion:
Every person is holistically required to improve and upgrade her/his own self, and practice of life, targeting to be a better believer and an honest obedient to Allah swt; while working collectively with others to add momentum to believe, faith and surrender to Allah swt
These three notions tell from where I’m coming, armed with an integrated knowledge and unshakable belief; realizing that Islam is not just another religion, whilst all religions of scripture would share the same divine goal..
This new horizon and path of knowledge as baked on my Sudanese traditions of humility, tolerance and brotherhood.. It is my humble effort to share the knowledge and rationales that I had gained throughout my academic, professional and spiritual experiences; which I do owe to many; for their inputs and guidance..
Does it remind of Something else?
Simply, and shamelessly; there are physical and metaphysical similarities to magnetism, which our intelligence can’t comprehend.. We have limited capabilities; whatsoever, to master the universe.. We can’t create any humble insect, nor the smallest independently living and growing cell..
I can see a trigger to understand both Salah (Prayer) and Hajj (Pilgrimage) rituals
Muslims aims to Kabbah during their Prayers
Muslim gather around the Kabbah during their Hajj
A square magnet placed in the middle of iron filings. The magnetic field causes the iron filings to arrange themselves into a pattern that uncannily resembles the image of Muslims assembled in prayer to God around the Ka’ba- a building believed to be built by Adam and later rebuilt by Abraham and son Ismail.
By Mona Ebrahim, Writer & Photographer, CA, USA
This is an Islamic Epistemology
Birth, Death, Wealth, Marriage and Rizq*..
The Islamic Fives (I-5s)
A Celebration of Diversity and Unity
Being in the 21st century means no time to waste, as global communications became timely and widely..
The issues which the 19th century philosophers spent months and years to debate, have no room in today’s world.. Also, the scientific logic that drives all aspects of life, leaves no spare for any irrational or baseless statements..
Academia is no longer sacred endeavor, but open to all enthusiastic..
Knowledge is no longer private properties, but shared by all audiences..
Democracy leaves no hurdles or constraints unchecked..
Freedom leaves no person a blind or crippled..
People now are not picky on linguistic barriers, as automated translations are available, nor they are shallow to be driven by well-phrased texts.. The information revolution that was lunched in 1990th had resulted in strong trend to address all controversies and issues in Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely format..
Referrals are no longer mysterious or mythical, but logically proven concepts.. Arguments are no more literature-based, but dialectic and qualitative ones..
The recent and forthcoming ever-amazing new frontiers for Mankind require to rationalize and agree on a strong rooted Epistemia towards safely and meaningfully surf into the future.. Religions are no exception, while the destruction of traditional and conventional mindsets had threaten the religious establishments in favor of unified theme and environment for a computer-gaming generation..
Therefore, mine; a Baby-Boomers, have a great mandate to bridge the ancient knowledge with the new and further newly one.. As we are the Guardians on the legacy of Mankind, we should deliver it to the new generation in a form which they can utilize, develop and take into newer horizons…
Therefore, I do not use the holy texts as references, but I rely on the fair understanding and processing of their comprehension and extract the necessary guidelines and wisdom as embedded within..
This is not only a prove that religious rulings are fit for implementation, but also works as a catalyst and a solid ground for renewal of religious mindset and culture..
A task easy to be said, yet a hard labor..!!
Therefore, it recommended:
No use of Holy texts..
No offense but code of debate..
No inputs without intellectual homework…