Islam means Know Your World [Quote - 266]
“Islam means knowing and understanding your world.
That means those who do not understand the world in which they live cannot hope or expect to understand Islam, which they attribute to God.
There is not a doubt that Islam is indeed, and it could only have come, from God Almighty. The probability is next to zero that a system of ideas and practices that we collectively refer to as Islam could have been cobbled together by a human source or agency.
That means, speaking purely from an empirical or practical point of view, no individual, group, committee, agency, institution, society or nation could have invented anything even remotely resembling the teachings and principles of Islam.
So, there is absolutely, positively no question that Islam is of divine origin and revelation from A to Z. However, what many people do not understand is what Islam really is and what it does in this world.
So, here is a summary statement to address that mystery:
- On the one hand, Islam provides an explanation of the way the world works – simple, clear and, in most instances, an empirically verifiable explanation. That means, you will actually see and hear things in this world work the way Islam says they do and will.
- On the other hand, Islam also outlines a model of individual and collective belief and behavior, which, if properly implemented, will optimize human happiness, good and peace on earth.
That is why those who do not understand their world cannot understand Islam.” (Dr. Pasha)