If we want to make a balanced comparison between Islamic and other views in the field of polity and form of government we should make a review of the important issues in the philosophy of politics, and on every issue find out what is the view of Islam, comparing it with the other views. We must make a detailed investigation of the basic differences between them. Very briefly, we will now mention some issues and explain the views of Islam pertaining to them in order that it may be possible to make a comparison.
A true religion must be adaptable, flexible and should be one that covers all the aspects and dimensions of human life including its material and spiritual needs.
Wisdom (‘aql in arabic) is a hidden power of thinking and logic. It discovers unknown realities from the known ones. Wisdom makes logical rules using plausible reasoning by induction and deduction. Wisdom then reaches useful conclusions and results based on these logical rules.
The Qur'an is not directed towards any one particular nation, such as the Arabs, or to a particular sect of Muslims, but to non-Islamic societies as well as the Muslim nation as a whole.
Islam is the only universal religion that the God has chosen for all the humanity to the day of judgment.
Theologians and materialists agree that this universe has a self-sustaining First Cause. Materialists call it matter, while the religious philosophers call it Allah or God.
The subtle art and science of regulating systems, whether in nature or man-made machines, suggest an intelligent wisdom behind the design.
One of the greatest Islamic saint of the 8th century, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (AS) who was also said to be highly respected by both Shia and Sunni Muslims for his great Islamic scholarship, pious character, and academic contributions have provided arguments for the existence of God that are so rational, so simple and logical that would convince any person regardless of his or her culture, religion and creed.
This article is the next in series. Please see the previous article: A Story of Wisdom in Creation
The Creation of Earth
At dawn I arrived at Imam’s residence; after the initial meeting we went to a small room in his house where he used to spend time in solitude. He said, "Mufaddal! I feel that you have had a lengthy night because of your anxiousness for the morrow to see me." I affirmed his remark respectfully.
The Qur'an, the Holy Book of God, provides the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for every Muslim, and it is the "constitution" of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
It goes without saying that today’s children are tomorrow’s parents and will form the society and the nation of tomorrow.
Fasting is a fundamental worship in Islam that provides a great platform to gain self-control, piety, humbleness, sympathy to poor, sincerity to Allah and success in Hereafter. Fasting enable us to fight evil traits such as passion, lust, greed, arrogance and jealousy.
God has provided wonderful creations including the living, the lifeless, the stationary, and the moving.
We continue the explanation of Imam Ja’far on the existence of God while in dialogue with an Indian scientist. The discussion is reached to the point when the Indian scientist considers five senses as the sole means to gain any knowledge including even the knowledge about the existence of God.
We continue the explanation of Imam Ja'far on the existence of God while in dialog with an Indian scientist. The discussion is reached to the point when the Indian scientist considers that the things created themselves.
One of the greatest Islamic saint of the 8th century, Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (AS) who is also highly respected by both Shia and Sunni Muslims for his great Islamic scholarship, pious character, and academic contributions described wisdom in creation on many creatures and natural phenomenon including creation of humans, animals, birds, insects, plants, child development, earth, sky, storms, earth quacks, floods and diseases.
According to First Law of Motion, if lifeless matter is at rest, it tends to remain at still unless it is moved by some external force, and if it is in motion it continues to move unless it is stopped by some external factor.