A Thought

Let the Quran Speak

Let the Quran Speak (Photo credit: umar nasir)

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.

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2 thoughts on “A Thought

  1. Hi Christina,

    Thank you so much for stopping by on Interpal’s blog. It’s wonderful that you are reading the Quran! May God open your heart to it. Also, just to clarify that in Islam no gender is attributed to God since He is beyond comparison and so the word “He” is used in a grammatical context. This exists in other languages too, in case you were not aware. English is an odd one as we don’t have this – why would you refer to a table as “her”? 🙂

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    All the best in your spiritual seach,

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