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The Journey's End

The Journey's End

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Just start by making a firm intention that you are doing this because it’s what the One who created you wants you to do! Then why not actually try asking for some help. Yes! Just go ahead and try asking the Creator of all things, and ask Him alone, not through anyone or anything, just direct to the Creator.

The day of judgment

The day of judgment

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The Quran teaches that there is a day of judgment when God will assemble us together and we will have to answer for everything that we have done. Every atom’s weight of good and evil, we will know about it.

The reason for our existence

The reason for our existence

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The reason for our existence, the primary purpose of our complex minds, and the gift of reason is to understand and to try to do ev­erything in a way that is pleasing to the Creator. We know how to do that through the guidance that has been given to us. 

Teachings of the Book

Teachings of the Book

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What then are the basic teachings of the Quran? Well the first thing to accept is that there is One God, who is unique and unlike anything, and that nothing is like God. God is One and Alone, who has no partners and no rivals, and we should pray to and worship only the Creator.

The Qur'an and Mountains

The Qur'an and Mountains

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The Quran mentions many things about the natural world and asks us to think deeply and contemplate, and that those with understanding will realise that these are all signs that point to the power and wisdom of its Creator, that all of this is not for nothing or for entertainment, but rather for a profound and noble pur­pose.

Where did Mohammed get such knowledge from if not from God?

Where did Mohammed get such knowledge from if not from God?

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Just think about the world 1400 years ago and the level of knowledge that existed, or perhaps we should say the level ignorance that was prevalent, especially in regards to the natural world. Of course some thinkers and philosophers had made some amazing discoveries, even estimating the circumference of the earth, but they also got a lot of things very wrong. 

Amazing level of information

Amazing level of information

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Now some of you might, or perhaps should be thinking what exactly is this ‘amazing level of information’ that I’m talking about, and this is a vast topic in itself which could in fact fill volumes, and then we’d need to add to that all the arguments and counter arguments, and that would fill even more volumes! There’s some recommended reading and web sites at the end of this if you’re interested in going deeper. 

Did Muhammad write the Quran?

Did Muhammad write the Quran?

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The most reasonable conclusion that explains the phenomenon of both the amazing level of information in the Quran and the clear sincerity and truthfulness of Mohammed is that he was what he claimed to be, the Messenger of God. 

The Quran itself gives a sort of falsification test

The Quran itself gives a sort of falsification test

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The Quran, however, is no casual read. It can be very difficult to get one’s head around, since it doesn’t seem to follow any particu­lar order of events, topic or theme. It repeats itself a lot and even in the best English translation its style is challenging to say the least. 

Quran is guidance from the Creator

Quran is guidance from the Creator

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The orientalist Richard Burton writes that the Qur’an we have today is ‘the text which has come down to us in the form in which it was organized and approved by the Prophet….What we have today in our hands is the mushaf [text] of Muhammad.’ 

Qur'an and The Modern World

Qur'an and The Modern World

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The problem with judging any given book or scripture only on its morals and laws is that morals and laws in general are far from universal. For example, something that may seem like a harsh punishment in one culture is considered soft in another. 

Aren’t there lots of problems with Islam?

Aren’t there lots of problems with Islam?

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Well, the Quran seems to be unlike any other scripture from at least one angle, and that is the nearly undisputed fact of its preser­vation and authenticity. Then again, how many of the issues that people have with Islam are actually to do with the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet as opposed to the behaviour of Muslims?

THE TEST OF CHARACTER

THE TEST OF CHARACTER

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Certainly none of us want to be conned or taken for a ride by a fraudster or end up following a madman. Of course a good fraud­ster will do everything in his or her power to make you think that they are sincere and truthful. 

shocking conclusions

shocking conclusions

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What follows is going to lead you to a conclusion that for some might come as a shocking truth. Others might have suspected it already. One thing is for sure, once you know the truth your life can never be the same. It will always be with you. However hard you want to escape you can’t run away from yourself.

WARNING!

WARNING!

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So far things have been easy going. What follows is going to be a bit of a rough ride when it comes to the sort of decisions and conclusions you need to make. I’m not trying to put you off. Re­ally I’m not, because it will be well worth the effort.

THE TEST OF UNIVERSALITY

THE TEST OF UNIVERSALITY

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Well, perhaps there are a few other tests we could apply to see if the I.D. is valid or not. One of them that makes some sort of sense is the idea of universality. What is meant by this is that this message from the Creator should be for everybody. 

what is meant by say­ing “God’s Son”?

what is meant by say­ing “God’s Son”?

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Some Christians might claim that they don’t consider Jesus as God, but as God’s Son. The problem here is what is meant by say­ing “God’s Son”? A human son is human like his mother and father, so is God’s Son also God? If so, we are back where we started and we have the same problem as before. 

Can God do something evil?

Can God do something evil?

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There are two usual responses to such a question. Either: “No, He can’t”, which contradicts what the Christians previously said about God being able to do anything, or “Yes, He can if He wanted to but God never would do anything evil because the nature of God is good.”

THE TEST OF TEACHINGS

THE TEST OF TEACHINGS

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What exactly does it say about the Creator? Which religion teaches that there is One Unique Creator whose nature is differ­ent from the creation: One, Eternal, Self-Sufficient, Transcendent Creator?

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