I’ve begun reading the Koran…well, reading an English translation of the Koran, that is. My first thoughts and impressions? Beautiful words, but I’m overwhelmed. It doesn’t help that “The Cow” is the longest section in the Koran. I want to go through it slowly, ponder the ideas, and compare its teachings with those of other religions. It’s going to take some time, but that’s a good thing, I suppose. Any study of philosophy is worth the investment of time required. At least, that’s my philosophy.
According to the words in Al-Baqarah, the Koran is given as guidance to those who fear and love Allah. Because we love Allah, God, our Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being, the Creator, we will do those things which please him – assuming this Supreme Being is masculine in nature; our fear of him, and our fear of his punishments, will prevent us from doing wrong.
These are concepts found in all world religions, which leaves me to wonder why so much wickedness exists.
- Surat al-Baqarah, 2:195 – Doing Good (interpaluk.wordpress.com)
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