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Zul Qada 1425

Volume 20 No 12

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson


No Blind Faith

The religion of Islam (Submission to God alone) as preached by Prophet Muhammad with the holy Quran has no place for blind faith. The Quran shares this knowledge with us in different ways.

When they are told, “Follow these revelations of God,” They say,” No, we follow only what we found our parents doing.” What if the devil is leading them to the agony of Hell? (31:21)

We must read the Quran and reflect on each and every verse of it:

This is a scripture that we sent down to you, that is sacred—perhaps they reflect on its verses. Those who possess intelligence will take heed. (38:29)

The Quran educates us to reflect on the creations of God to reinforce our faith in the unseen:

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, the alteration of night and day, the ships that roam the ocean for the benefit of the people, the water that God sends down from the sky to revive dead land and to spread in it all kinds of creatures, the manipulation of the winds and the clouds that are placed between the sky and the earth, there are sufficient proofs for people who understand. (2:164)

We learn from the Quran that Prophet Abraham reflected on the creations of God to learn about God at his young age:

When the night fell, he saw a shining planet. “Maybe this is my Lord,” he said. When it disappeared, he said, “I do not like (gods) that disappear.” When he saw the moon rising, he said, “Maybe this is my Lord!” When it disappeared, he said, “Unless my Lord guides me, I will be with the strayers.” When he saw the sun rising, he said, “This must be my Lord. This is the biggest.” But when it set, he said, “O my people, I denounce your idolatry. (6:76-78)

We need to use our faculty of thinking and reasoning on the creations of God Almighty, if we want to be a faithful believer:

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