why would this be a “sensible” issue at all?
"man does not live of bread alone". Man is a strange,
but potentially wonderful being who has not only a body to satisfy,
and not just a soul to entertain, but also a third vital and essential
element: the spiritual, or the intellect (it is a 'light').
We sent Our apostles with clear arguments (proofs), and sent down
with them the Book (the Scripture) and the balance that men may
conduct themselves with (live in) equity; ... Sura
57, verse 25
As a famous author said: "We are made of matter, that is
to say of sensible density and of 'solidification', but at the
center of our being is the suprasensible and transcendent reality,
which is infinitely thundering and infinitely peaceful."
There will be great harm and ultimately destruction if not all
those three elements of human life work in harmony with “the
meaning of life, or the center of being”.
is an item from the Islamic Tradition where it has found its clearest
statement, confirming the essential doctrines of all great religious
traditions of mankind.
looks forward to the meeting with Allah, (let him know that) the
term appointed by Allah (Allahs reckoning) will then most
surely come (is surely nigh); and He is the Hearing (the Hearer),
the Knowing (the Knower). Sura
29 verse 5
The difference is in the fact that while Islam confirms the older
traditions which we have to call “divine” - in principle
- , because they are not of human making, but of supra-human origin,
Islam also adapted these spiritual teachings to the later stages
of mankind, in which we are in today:
The last times before the end of the world as we know it.
speaking: Islam is the truth, despite the actions of various political
movements and groups and despite its reputation in the media,
which always too eagerly focuses on the spectacular and superficial.
a matter of fact, the religion of Islam is the spiritual home
for some 3000 million people! The object of this essay is not
to discuss radical Islamic options but to invite to Islam as the
tolerant and compassionate way of life (dîn) for this earthly
life and for the next.
then why would Islam be a “sensible” issue for modern
man or woman who “got it all”?
- for those who don't feel the need for God - Allah and for a
spiritual life and who are satisfied with a life of ease and pleasure,
there is not much more to say.
As a famous author once observed: Man "has sunk below his
own true nature, for one cannot be fully man except by way of
God, and the earth is beautiful only by virtue of its link with
Those who are pleased with life in this world, should know that
times are changing and so do people's hearts (souls) - and this
affair is in God's - Allah's hands only.
those who do not hope in Our meeting and are pleased with this world's
life and are content with it, and those who are heedless of Our
communications: (As for) those, their abode is the fire because
of what they earned.
Sura 10, verses 7/8
life of course is no paradise and is not meant to be, how much
it could be wished for by those who want fulfillment
for their weird whims and desires - even at any cost so it seems,
probably to make up for the fact that they eventually will have
to leave it all behind. Allah says in the Qur'ân:
soul will taste (of) death, then you will be brought back to Us. Sura
truth of this cannot be seen by those whose heart is covered with
'rust' (of sins) and (spiritual) darkness, it is however there
at every moment. We can forget it, but Allah will never forget.
Read what He says in the Holy Qur'ân, also about those who
pretend to believe:
men imagine that they will be left (at ease) (left alone), because
they say: We believe, and will not be tested with affliction (and
will not be tried)?
divine word applies to all, believers and disbelievers. before,
now and for ever.
day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favor
on you and chosen for you Islam as a religion; but whoever is compelled
by hunger, not inclining willfully to sin, then surely Allah is
5, verse 3
Islam is the Truth, it has to be universal and every human being
must have the potential to realize this truth. In ancient times
the state of witnessing the Divine Truth and to live accordingly
was the normal state for man. Decadence occured only after 'the
Fall' - meaning the declining cycles of time-epochs in human history,
ever faster move toward the final ending.
if Islam is the truth it must be the same truth for 'prehistoric'
- though not ape-like man, as for modern man.
( If Allah is One, and the soul is One, life is One. )
And this truth, in essence must be the same and it is the same
for young and old, for man or woman, it is even the same for animals
and plants, for the minutest mineral in earth as it is the the
galaxies above, and they all witness to it.
Truth, al-Haqq, is One, although It has many names in the various
religious and metaphysical doctrines of mankind, such as The
Ultimaly Reality, the Supreme or Absolute Truth,
God, Allah, may His Majesty be exalted.
the best of men was sent by this God Almighty and All-Compassionate
to show the way from the darkness of ignorance to the light of
truth in the Divine Presence, Prophet Muhammad may Allah bless
him and grant him peace.