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    The Islamic Civilization

    The world’s civilization was based on the sciences and culture of Muslims. At the beginning of the Renaissance, Europeans and others transferred everything that fell under their hands from Islamic sciences and knowledge into their languages. There were centers of civilizational radiation, such as Andalusia and Sicily, where Europeans used to receive knowledge at the hands of Arab and Muslim scholars. Richard Cook, American lawyer, politician, and former Governor of Texas, says: “Europe owes a lot to Arab Spain. Cordoba was a shining lamp for science and civilization in a period when Europe was still mired in filth and primitiveness. Islamic rule in Spain made it the only country that…

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    Energetics & Desire Fulfillment: Between Islam & Buddhism

    A Japanese Buddhist once told me: Buddha is a god. I said to him: Does a god say about himself: I am not the first Buddha and I will not be the last Buddha? The word Buddha means “enlightened”. This is a description of a messenger. A Muslim does not rule out the idea that some religious symbols were messengers from the Creator. But the Muslim does not and will not accept the idea of a ​​divine human being in any way. He said: Right and wrong are relative, so what is wrong for you, may be right for us. I said to him: The Truth is Truth even if…

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    Knowing the Creator

    An old Latino once asked me: Who created the Creator? I said: This common question is meaningless. It is similar to the question: Who baked the baker? He said: If we accept the existence of a Creator for the sake of argument, then this Creator should be complex in structure, because this universe is complex, so its creator would require even greater explanation. He also said: The concept of ​​the Trinity is closer to the truth than the oneness of the Creator. I told him what I heard once and I liked it: The philosopher and agnostic Anthony Kenny says: “The argument that the atheists make that the complexity of…

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    No Assignment Beyond Capacity: Islam or Buddhism?

    A Japanese Buddhist once told me: Buddha’s teachings depend entirely on non-violence towards any creature. Therefore, Buddhism does not adopt the concept of retribution like Islam. There is ˹security of˺ life for you in ˹the law of˺ retaliation, O  people of reason, so that you may become mindful ˹of Allah˺. (Al-Baqarah 179). And he said: Buddhism encourages its followers to refrain from harming, injuring, or killing other creatures. The criminal’s punishment should be rehabilitation only. Then he said: Buddha said: “If someone offends me, I will repay him with love on my part. The more evil on his part, the more goodwill on my part”. The Japanese also said: Even…

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    The Greatest Trial

    The Creator said in the Qur’an: We have certainly created man into hardship. (Sura Al – Balad:4) Which means, it is only by human constant suffering, struggle and hardship, he/she will reach a higher status than the angels. This conflicting nature between dust (body) and soul what leads him/her to get struggled between the body material desires and his sublime spirit. His/her only way to get this higher status in the next life, is by resisting what he likes and tolarating what he hates in this life. Which means: Following the Creator’s commands, and avoiding His prohibitions. It is impossible for one to suffer instead of another person. Rather, a…

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    Grand Narratives: A Great Purpose & Greater Destiny

    Angel Gabriel came to the Prophet Muhamnad, may God grant them peace, and said: O Muhammad, live as you wish, for you will die. Work as you wish, for you will be repaid accordingly. Love whomever you wish, for you will be separated. Know that the nobility of the believer is in prayer at night and his honor is in his independence of the people.” — Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 4410 How great are those facts that were confirmed by the words of this narration. They are existential facts that have been missed by many. The Western philosophers and the claimants of Postmodernism have called these facts the Grand Narratives. Not…

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    Qur’an & Science

    The Bosnian thinker and philosopher “Ali Izetbegovic” says: “Aristotle wrote three scientific books, on the naturals, the heavens, and on the earth. These three books do not have a single scientifically correct sentence today from the perspective of modern science”. He also said: “ I did not find a single Qur’anic verse contradicts a single scientific fact. Rather, the Qur’an preceded modern science in many ways, and corrected many of the scientific theories that were prevalent in its time” He says: “For example, the idea that groundwater was formed by a deep chasm at the bottom of the continents. Did the Qur’an validate this scientific myth that prevailed in that…

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    Quantum Vaccum & Origin of the Universe

    In a discussion I had with a British family of a father, a mother and a teenage girl about the inevitability of the existence of a Creator to the universe. I was struck by the girl’s strong belief in the Creator, a great doubt on the part of the mother, and a strong disbelief on the part of the father. A mong the points of discussion was ​​the emergence of the universe from the absolute nothingness, which the father was fiercely defended. I said to him: Does something come from nothing? He surprised me by saying: Yes, quantum mechanics has proven this. In 1973, it was proposed that the universe…

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    Science Cannot Replace Religion

    As I mentioned in my book: “The original concept of God” , the problem with putting our whole faith in science is that science is a shifting foundation; new discoveries are made every day which negate previous theories. Some of what we take as science is still theoretical. Even if we assume all science is proven and accurate, we still have a problem.  Science nowadays gives all glory to the discoverer and ignores the originator. For example – let’s say someone walks into a room and discovers a beautiful painting, very precisely executed, with unbelievable order and color symmetry, and then he walks out to tell people about it. Everybody is…

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    Intoxicants, Mind, and the Assignment

    Football clubs pay millions to buy players in order to assign them the great task of winning the League Cup. The basis of the player’s assignment is his physical fitness, which if attempts to maintain it fail, the mission is failed. In the “Borussia Dortmund” team, coach “Thomas Tugel” established a strict diet regime for his players, which includes abstaining from eating processed sugar and white flour. “Togel” also prevented talking on the phone while the players were eating meals together. The club employs two chefs who prepare “athlete’s food”, which is an assortment that includes fish, meat, vegetables and fruits, as well as an after-dining dessert. It came to…

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