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Reasoning with the Miguided people


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REASONING WITH THE MISGUIDED PEOPLE

The Qur’an is a book of argumentation against infidelity, polytheism, and atheism in the same way as it a book of legislation on Shariah matters.  This is why intellectual and rational arguments, permeating all through it, have been advanced chiefly against infidels, polyththeists, Jews, Christians, and athiests or materialists.  Reasoning with them reapetedly, every aspect of thier faith has been countered intellectually, challenging them to substantiate thier claims similarly. Criticising some of the contentious beliefs of the jews and the christians, for instance, the Qur’an commands thus:

Those are thier desires. Say unto them, O Muhammad: “produce proof in support of your claim if you are truthful.”
2:111

In the same vain, the false ideologies of the polyhiests and the athiests are renounced in these words:

Have they adopted other gods besides Him? Say: “produce your proof in this regard.”
21: 24

Similarly, after posing questions concerning the different phenomena of nature, the polyhiests and the materialists were quizzed as follows:

Is there another god besides Allah? Say: “Bring forth your proof if you are telling the truth.”
27: 64

After delivering a fatal blow to thier dogmatic absurdities, at yet another occasion, the polyhiests and materialists were called upon to justify thier claims either through a revealed or logical argument concerning the natural phenomena:

Say: ” Do you see what is that you call upon besides Allah? Show me what they have created of the earth, or have they a share in the heavens? Bring me a book revealed before this or any intellectual evidence, if you are telling the truth!”
46 : 4

More than the polythiests, this verse applies particularly to the contemporary materialists and the athiests as the have neither created anything from the earth nor could establish any hold over the heavenly bodies; thus, the earth and the heavens lie under the universal command of a single and omnipotent Lord, and the ‘intellectual evidence’ demanded from man in the above verse denotes scientific evidence. There is, in fact, not even a shred of such proof in support of athiesm in any of the phenomena of nature.
It is hence said:

The one who calls upon any god besides Allah has no evidence thereupon.
23 : 117

There are people who dispute concerning Allah without knowledge, guidance, or a book of enlightment.
22 : 8

It has to be borne in mind that materialism and athiesm too are, as they attribute divinity to the matter, diffrent manifestations of polythiesm.

Intellectual and logical reasoning is all pervasive in the Qur’an.
This is why it has  as a whole been referred to as an ‘argument’ that serves as an antidote against all sorts of misleading ideologies:

O mankind! Surely  there has come to you an Argument (burhan)
From your Lord, for we have sent unto you a clear light.
4 : 174

This makes it abundantly clear that the divine book does possess the ultimate argumentative solutions to all the philosophical maladies affecting the mankind in any age, howsoever advanced that may be; thus, the divine argument is destined to excel over all the human arts and sciences in the field of argumentation always:

Say: with Allah is the conclusive argument  (hujjah)
6: 149

This is why numerous arguments concerning the exisstence, unity, and providence of the Almighty or Signs of Allah, have been scatterd all through the natural phenomena.  Despite them those who dispute the divine existence and repose thier faith in the theory of spontaneous creation of the universe are lacking miserably in the production of any logical argument that could duly be termed as ‘intellectual evidence’ :

Those who dispute about the signs of Allah without any authority revealed upon them, there is nothing in thier hearts other than the quest of greatness, which they shall never attain. Seek refuge, then in Allah. Indeed it is he who hears and sees all things.
40 : 56


Have we revealed any authority unto them, which speaks for that which they associate with him?
30 : 35

Muslims have been ordained to engage the athiests and the antagonists through such reasoning.

The Almighty commands:

Argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious
(jidal ahsan)

16 : 125

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43 comments on “Reasoning with the Miguided people

  1. What a thought provoking post!! Jazakallah for this.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  2. Beautifully written such are misled unaware & ignorant Bless you

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  3. Great post Imran
    Jazak Allah khairan

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  4. A great effort ! how you put all relevant ayah of Quran and relate it to the point.

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  5. Dear Imran
    Allah said in Qur’an ” ุงู†ู…ุง ูŠุฎุดู‰ ุงู„ู„ู‡ ู…ู† ุนุจุงุฏู‡ ุงู„ุนู„ู…ุงุก ” so the scientist in every aspects know the truth about Allah & universe. Anything else happens in the world ( like other religions ) is born from politics & commercial and traders

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  6. May I reason with that thought?
    May I think with that reason:
    The misguided ( misGodded) are called misguided and not MisALLAHed.
    The book of Job was written long before Muhah_mad, and ranks far above the heads of Christians, Muslims, atheists and ” Scientists” alike.
    The condition of the world today is not because Muslims are blessing the planet: obviously they ARE NOT.
    Christians are not blessing the planet, Atheist s certaainly are not.
    Scientists are not. The Cell phone is read far more greater than The Bible,Qu’ran, Communist Mani festival or ANY book.
    I have talked to all people’s in my life. They ALL have seen ” miracles”
    Yet they choose war. They have ALL seen goodness; yet they choose war.
    They have ALL seen death: they choose war.
    They ALL want life: yet they choose war.
    All of them! Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Bolsheviks..All of them.
    You cannot pet a crocodile and love it. This is reasoning!
    What say we then? Kill the Crocodile?
    Among all water holes lies this Crocodile. He takes the foolish among religion.
    What say we? We are wiser?
    The Christian, the Muslim, the Atheist, the Scientist all invite the Fool to his water hole.
    That great reasoning ” Wisdom” was with God in the very begining.
    What say we?
    Drink your water. Beware the Crocodile. He walks and talks.

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    • The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.

      The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.

      No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.

      Chritians forgot ” turned the other cheek”

      And muslims are not reflecting upon Quranic verses.

      Wars based on principle are far more destructive…the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.

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    • The world will never see peace while it is acceptable for one more powerful better armed nation to go by force into a weaker one for profit.

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    • what can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

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  7. I like that quote, “best arguments an gracious “

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  8. Awesome!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thought provoking! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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  9. My Dear Imran,

    You are kind enough to give so many ‘Likes’ to my posts. Am very Happy, Encouraged, and Grateful to You.

    I want to reciprocate.

    This Your post speaks about: ‘.Reasoning with the Miguided people.’

    And Who are these misguided people? …From this very post, and in Your own words, they are ‘infidels, polyththeists, Jews, Christians, and athiests or materialists.’

    Alas, I am one of Your Infidels, a Christian, a firm Believer in Christ and His Teachings. And, according to Your classification, a ‘Misguided person.’

    I do not know How to proceed with Your blog!

    Regards and Wishes for Peace.

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    • Dear Swami ji

      I didn’t meant that jews and christians are infidels
      HOLY Quran
      Address jews and christians people of the book.

      Quran central theme to correct the belief.

      The religion of Father Abraham.

      Kindly read Quran once so you may know.

      [5:58] O ye who believe! take not those for friends who make a jest and sport of your religion from among those who were given the Book before you, and the disbelievers. And fear Allah if you are believers;

      [5:59] And who, when you call people to Prayer, take it as jest and sport. That is because they are a people who do not understand.

      [60:8] It may be that Allah will bring about love between you and those of them with whom you are now at enmity; and Allah is All-Powerful; and Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.

      [60:9] Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you be kind to them and act equitably towards them; surely Allah loves those who are equitable.

      [60:10] Allah only forbids you, respecting those who have fought against you on account of your religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and have helped others in driving you out, that you make friends of them, and whosoever makes friends of them โ€” it is these that are the transgressors.

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  10. Reblogged this on lovehappinessandpeace and commented:
    My Dear Imran,

    You are kind enough to give so many ‘Likes’ to my posts. Am very Happy, Encouraged, and Grateful to You.

    I want to reciprocate.

    This Your post speaks about: ‘.Reasoning with the Miguided people.’

    And Who are these misguided people? …From this very post, and in Your own words, they are ‘infidels, polyththeists, Jews, Christians, and athiests or materialists.’

    Alas, I am one of Your Infidels, a Christian, a firm Believer in Christ and His Teachings. And, according to Your classification, a ‘Misguided person.’

    I do not know How to proceed with Your blog!

    Regards and Wishes for Peace.

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  11. How could it be that someone loves something and yet for his fellow brother he says something else? Such a person is not a true believer. How could it be that a king persecutes while does not like to be persecuted. It is not in the spirit of Islam to persecute any living thing.

    In the Quran God asks man to use his intellect, reason, reflections, intelligence more than 200 times. This shows that Quran encourages man to look for the truth with the intellectual capacity given to him by the Almighty. It is manโ€™s nature to question what he does not understand.

    To suppress nature and force someone to blindly follow is not the essence of any belief, that by itself is persecution of intellect. To believe in a religion, it must be clear that it is what the religion asks from man, does religion persecute man for his occupation, his lineage, his geographic location etc.?

    In any case given if persecution is justified by religion, then that religion has failed to uphold human rights and the rights of intellect of every living person. Belief should come from proof, and proof should be given by the Almighty to His subjects. This message of the Lord should contain proof that it is from the Lord.

    The message should be protected by the Lord, so that it does not change as time goes on. Following a religion has to come from the wisdom of a man granted to him/her through the faculty of intellect. Religion is a matter of heart and should be byย choice and not by force or by chance.

    If a heart is convinced that a religion is true, someone professing that religion will abide by it till the end. To convince the heart that a religion is true, intellect should be convinced. Intellectually convinced person would follow religion with all his heart knowing that it is the truth and nothing but the truth.

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  12. religious texts… Who wrote them. Gaah, something I’ll never understand.

    Contradiction is a state of religious texts.It’s amazing how you have put it up thoroughly about the texts and their meanings. Talking about one’s own religious text to such length can only broaden one’s perspective.

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  13. It is not God’s fault that you lost your way, God shines brightly, it is you who covered your eyes & ignored the signs!

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  14. The belief that there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything and then a bunch of everything magically rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs.

    Sounds reasonable. ..?

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  15. This was so lovely. Absolutely loved it!

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