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God-focussed or Self-focussed

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“And He has subjected for you the night and day and the sun and moon, and the stars are subjected by His command. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason.” Qur’an (16:12)

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When the God-focussed people observe phenomena, God’s integral role as its Master/Controller1 (in recognition of His mighty handiwork) is evidential-clear even via our man-made (finite) parameters of Science – to be confirmed (in either case) by revelation2 (which are His words about Himself to us).

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When the Self-focussed people observe phenomena (impressed by the ‘might’ of their personal conjectures – and some possible angst), God’s apparent absence is presumed, assumed and “deduced” by implication – to be confirmed by what our man-made (finite) parameters of Science can ever possibly reveal about The Infinite via such interpretation.

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WHY?

BECAUSE*

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To the question ‘why?’ we might answer with ‘because’ – that is to say, ‘just because’ or ‘it is just so’. Such an answer – if the ‘why?’ question was indeed a deeper philosophical/ existential/ scientific/ religious question – could be regarded as loaded with the atheist’s inference – that ‘life just simply “is”’; that it might have ‘come from nothing’ – and there’s nothing unusual about that.

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Belief or Non Belief?

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Did You Know?

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If You

Believe in God

(One God, an All-Powerful god (not two, three or many);

Not a man or woman in the sky;

Not a spirit of the woods or lakes;

Not a manufactured idol;

But an Awesome, Loving, Majestic, Merciful Power

– Real – for all people, Ever-present and forever);

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Muhammad Tim Humble: Journey to Islam

This 30 minute autobiographical account charts how Tim Humble went from rebellious schoolchild of modernity to a seeker of (eternal) knowledge. He ends up studying at the Islamic University of Medina.

At 19:01: he talks about if God revealed a book – it would probably look and sound like the Qur’an.

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The Destiny-Freewill Paradox

“The “Destiny-Freewill paradox”…  which basically goes like this:

[1] Factual observation: “Life is choice.” Death is the end of choice. Thus…
[2] Conclusion: Without choice there is no (meaningful) life. Making us “robots”.

[3] FALSE Assumption: Destiny and Choice are mutually exclusive (only one can exist)
[4] Fact/Definition: Islam requires the belief in Destiny. Thus…
[5] = [3]+[4] Conclusion based on FALSE Assumption [3]: “Islam rejects Choice”.

[6] = [5]+[2] Misguided Conclusion: “Belief in Islam necessitates the rejection of Choice and therefore the belief in “Fatalism” (that humans are mere robots).”

Note that the whole conclusion [6] rests on the false assumption that Destiny and Choice are mutually exclusive, which is incorrect.

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The Greatest Name of God… is

Did Allah reveal the name YHWH in the Qur’an?

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Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in The Bible 1 [Prophets 3 of 4]

 

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If you want serious debate on this topic, please talk to the experts. I refer you to the Blogging Theology site. Continue reading

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