But what most people seem to be clueless about is a simple fact of empirical, verifiable data...
I don't get it. I just don't.
I don't get the fact that Muslims don't seem to get it.
And I don't get the fact that the Non-Muslims and the world don't seem to get it.
They all seem to have some vague notion that That Book-- The Qur'an Karim: Dhaalikal Kitaab -- is from God Almighty.
Some believe it; some allege it; some dispute it; some quietly dismiss it; and, for some, it is just another cliche -- along with a million cliches that fill their lives, and that sometimes influence and guide their actions.
So, Qur'an and God, all kinds of people make all kinds of association between the two -- positively or negatively, warmly and passionately or only lukewarmly and even somewhat skeptically, their mental fingers crossed, as it were.
But these are all matter of belief -- or disbelief.
If you think this assertion is true, it is belief.
If you do so -- believe that Qur'an is from God -- with the bottom of your heart as it were, it is faith or Iman.
And if you say "OK, let us talk about it!" it may be no more than an assumption -- a working proposition that may take you in either direction: belief or lack thereof.
But what most people seem to be clueless about is a simple fact of empirical, verifiable data. It is an objective reality that anyone anywhere can see with their own eyes.
And that fact has to do with how many times the Qur'an makes a reference to God Almighty -- right in the body of the Qur'an -- and does so in the most direct and unequivocal manner.
Think about Him, Not about You. Don’t think about who you are: Hindu, Jew, Christian or Muslim. Rich, poor, black, white, man, woman. Instead focus and concentrate on who HE is: God of All. God of love. God of mercy and compassion. God of forgiveness and reprieve. God of revival, renewal and regeneration. Feel and see his presence before you.
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With regard to anything, just because you don't see it does not mean it is not there.
For, as all educated people know -- or they should know -- that with regard to anything: "Absence of Evidence" is by no means "Evidence of Absence" with regard to that thing.
I am suggesting we use the same universally accepted scientific principle -- that same self-evident logic -- with regard to the existence of God.
In other words, what I am saying is: Give God a Break!
Just because you do not see him does not mean he is not there.
But when it comes to God, the evidence available to human beings is not just plentiful, it is overwhelming.
What most humans do not have in their hands is the Smoking Gun, as it were -- the critical, clinching proof.
That God keeps in his hand.
For, just think about it. If he gave that away, the game will be over, don't you think?
I am saying miraculous because I have no other word in the English language to describe it. It is so amazing, what I am about to talk about, and stupendous and so absolutely unbelievable that I don’t know what else to call it.
I am talking about the human face.
As for using the expression design, that is simple. Because, design is what it is no matter how you look at it. [...]
Faith is a risk either way. Whether you believe in God or you don’t believe in him, the final outcome is always uncertain.
That is so, no matter how much True Believers deny it is so. [...]
The battle of wits between the advocates of Faith and Skepticism never advanced much beyond the argument that Hazrat Ali, Radiyallahu Anhu, put forward 1400 years ago.
Hazrat Ali wrote a little couplet in which he said this – he was a great poet and literary figure by the way, among so many other things: