In Islam we must learn to correctly distinguish between the unchanging revealed truth and our changing understanding of that revealed truth. That Allah is God and that Allah is the Creator and Sustainer of the physical existence in an unchanging revealed truth. How well we can understand the nature of Allah and how well we understand the processes by which Allah creates and sustains the physical existence are constantly undergoing progressive change. It is against the true nature of Islam to at any point believe that the changing understanding of revealed truth is in fact the unchanging revealed truth.
Category Archives: Aphorisms
Much, perhaps most, of the wrong done in the world today is done by people who believe that the wrong thing they do is somehow necessary. If that perceived necessity was eliminated then there would be a substantial reduction in the amount of wrong done.
In the creation of a true Islamic state, and in regard to the place of non-muslims in that Islamic state, a fair first step is to be sure the non-muslims do nothing which is a bad influence on Muslims.
A simple but accurate knowledge of Islam is sufficient to bring about a world good and right in every aspect, but a full and sophisticated knowledge of Islam can greatly accelerate that process.
No Muslim should ever influence any person to go down the negative path as judged from the perspective of where that person is at that point in their life on the continuum of good and evil.
Good and evil are two ways of achieving goals. Often evil works faster than good, but it is much less effective in the long run. Ultimately, the only way the full destiny of the human race can be achieved is through the path of goodness.
The cure for all the ills of human society has to be a cure of the spirit – a breaking away from the old wrongful patterns of thought and behaviour based on a secular, materialistic world view, into a new, vaster area of spiritual enlightenment for all of us to explore and grow within.