When analyzing this issue, some facts must be kept in mind. While we perceive things from a human perspective, God does not. While we act out of necessity or desire, God does not. In other words, we cannot ascribe human attributes and motivations to God. Who is distressed by the universe’s creation? Who does not … Continue reading Why Did God Create the Universe?
Divine Decree means carrying out Destiny’s decisions or judgments. It simultaneously includes our actions and God’s creation of them, for God allows us to do what we will to do by bringing it into existence. The Arabic word translated here as Divine Grace is ‘ata’, which means to give freely or liberality. God has two … Continue reading Divine Destiny and Decree, and Divine Grace
The existence of human free will is asserted on the following grounds: We feel remorse when we do something wrong. We beg God’s forgiveness for our sins. If we trouble or harm someone, we ask that person to excuse us. These actions show that we choose to act in a particular way. If we could … Continue reading Destiny and Human Free Will
Question: Are we victims of Destiny? Do we have any part in the calamities befalling us? Answer: As this question has been discussed earlier, I will a summarized account. No one is a victim of Destiny. God does not destine our acts; rather, He creates whatever we will to do. Destiny’s decrees or verdicts are … Continue reading Questions on Destiny and Human Free Will
Those who believe and do righteous deeds have no reason to fear death. Although it appears to us as decomposition and the extinction of life and its pleasures, in fact it is no more than a discharge from the heavy duties of worldly life, a change of residence, and a transferal of the body. It … Continue reading Should We Fear Death?
In short, we are sent here to improve our abilities and skills through the responsibilities He ordains for us. Not all people are created with the same ability and the same disposition; rather, they are like rough minerals waiting to be purified and refined. For example, artists want to express their talents, and so are … Continue reading Since God Knows What We Will Do, Why Does He Send Us World ?
The most deeply significant aspect of existence is action and effort. Inertia is dissolving, decomposition, and another name for death. Connecting or relating action to responsibility gives action its primary humane dimension. An action or effort which is not disciplined by responsibility cannot be considered to be complete. Most human beings pursue various goals and … Continue reading The Consciousness of Responsibility
Earlier I briefly outlined the attributes of the inheritors of the Earth. Now I shall clarify and expand on these attributes. 1- Perfect Faith The first attribute of the inheritors is perfect faith. The Qur’an establishes that the purpose of the creation of human beings is faith in God with the horizon of knowledge, the spirit … Continue reading The Statue of Our Souls
The world is floating away as it spins into its real orbit… but are the rightful “inheritors of the Earth” ready to retake and restore the inheritance that has been snatched from their hands? The initial rights were granted as a gift and, as such, are different from the rights acquired by effort and action. … Continue reading The Inheritors of the Earth
Some live without thinking; some only think, but cannot put their thoughts into practice. However, we have an obligation to live thoughtfully and while living, by producing the freshest combinations, to develop more and varied approaches to thinking. Those who live without thinking are the objects of the philosophy of others. Such persons always run … Continue reading Our Philosophy of Life