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3 years ago  ::  Jun 23, 2011 - 2:36PM #1
Alharra
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Hello all,


I am taking a Christian worldview class and I have some questions for a project I am working on.  I hope I don't offend  anyone here by asking what may seem to be extremely simple and basic questions.  


I am supposed to be contrast/comparing the Islamic and Christian faiths to answer 5 questions and I am stumped.


1)  Question of Origin: How did life begin?  I already have that one


2) Question of Identity:  What does it mean to be human?


3) Question of Meaning/Purpose:  Why does mankind exist?


4) Question of Morality: What is meant by right or wrong?


5) Question of Destin: Is there life after Death?  


 


Any help would be appreciated.  I need to provide references if possible as well.


 


thanks in advance

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3 years ago  ::  Jun 25, 2011 - 6:45PM #2
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Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


Hello all,


I am taking a Christian worldview class and I have some questions for a project I am working on.  I hope I don't offend  anyone here by asking what may seem to be extremely simple and basic questions.  


I am supposed to be contrast/comparing the Islamic and Christian faiths to answer 5 questions and I am stumped.


Hi!  I'll fill you in the blanks.  They may not represent all Muslims. 


 



1)  Question of Origin: How did life begin?  I already have that one



2) Question of Identity:  What does it mean to be human?



To be part and parcel of ALLAHswt as a slave and agent to create, sustain and destroy whatever manifests out of His Light of Creation (the generic Light of Adam) which are generated non-stop thru the purification system and command ALLAHswt had prescribed on His Drawing Board which He revealed thru His human messengers that He appointed.  


3) Question of Meaning/Purpose:  Why does mankind exist?



ALLAHswt desires Himself to be known and that only He exists.   Mankind existence is to serve ALLAHswt's Own Desire and as a bridge to keep all this creation as His moving and dynamic companion.


4) Question of Morality: What is meant by right or wrong?



There is no right or wrong as far as ALLAHswt is concerned.   It is just a set of conducts He set upon all the servants, slaves, agents, caliphs to perform the purification process needed to sustain the Universe that He created to keep His Own company.   Otherwise, He would be all alone and without activities.  Right means obeying all the He commanded in this purification process of restoring the spirits of all of His creation.  Wrong means, instead of being supportive of all of his commands in the purification process, the slaves, agents, caliphs themselves become the part of impurities and mischiefs at all planes and plain of creation.  ALLAHswt designed and created that pair of right and wrong, the polarity which is essential to sustain the continuity the Universe He so desires to keep His company.  Everything flows out of Him and everything returns to Him and He sustains the flow.


5) Question of Destin: Is there life after Death?


 


Yes, definitely and in many different phases and stages, before the Final Return to and in ALLAHswt.


Any help would be appreciated.  I need to provide references if possible as well.


 


thanks in advance




My pleasure.  Hope that helps.

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3 years ago  ::  Jun 26, 2011 - 7:11PM #3
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Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


Hello all,


I am taking a Christian worldview class and I have some questions for a project I am working on.  I hope I don't offend  anyone here by asking what may seem to be extremely simple and basic questions.  


I am supposed to be contrast/comparing the Islamic and Christian faiths to answer 5 questions and I am stumped.1)  Question of Origin: How did life begin?  I already have that one 



 


Hi Alharra!, welcome!


see the Muslim Creation Story  thread 


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


2) Question of Identity:  What does it mean to be human? 



 


it means to worship Allah 24/7 for that is the reason we were created; if we sleep in the way of the prophet Muhammad [saw], then that  too would be 'worship'


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


3) Question of Meaning/Purpose:  Why does mankind exist? 



 


to worship ALlah; this is the reason mankind and jinn [another spirit like creature] were created


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


4) Question of Morality: What is meant by right or wrong? 



 


there are some obvious right and wrongs that man can deduce himself, such as murder is wrong etc, and the rest of them is what ALlah [swt] defines as right and wrong in His last revelation, the Holy Quran


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


5) Question of Destin: Is there life after Death? 



 


Yes indeed; there will be the Judgement Day, and subsequently, heaven or hell; these two abodes are everlasting


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


Any help would be appreciated.  I need to provide references if possible as well. 



 


 "I have created the jinn and humankind only for My worship." (Quran 51:56)


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_view_of_th...


Quran 98. 6-8: Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. (And) lo! those who believe and do good works are the best of created beings. Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they dwell for ever. Allah hath pleasure in them and they have pleasure in Him. This is (in store) for him who feareth his Lord. 


 


Jun 23, 2011 -- 2:36PM, Alharra wrote:


thanks in advance



your welcome!

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