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Simplicity, Rationalism and Practicalism in Islam

on March 18, 2012

Simplicity, Rationalism and Practicalism in Islam

Islam is a simple, rational, intelligible, moderate, reasonable and practical religion. It has no myths, no superstition, no irrational beliefs and dogmas, no priesthood, and no life-denial. Islam (and not Christianity) awakens in man the faculty of reason, inculcates the spirit of inquisitiveness and exhorts him to use his intellect to see things in the light of reality. “To seek knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female” said Muhammad (S.A.W). Qur’an tells us to keep praying for more and more knowledge (20: 114), and that those who are ignorant or bad and those who are knowledgeable and pious can not be equal (39: 9, 7: 179, 6: 98, 99, 2: 260, 2: 30, etc.). Islamic Faith is the very mainspring of life and Islam is a practical religion which does not indulge in idle speculations and futile theorisations or mere lip-serivce. Keep in mind that “Allah does not appreciate mere belief, if it is not manifested through deeds, and Allah does not accept a deed, if it does not agree with the belief”. (Hadith)


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