Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Surah 91 Ash-Shams verses 1-9

In the name of God, the compassionate and the merciful

1. By the sun and her brightening
2. By the moon when it follows her
3. By the day when it dispels her
4. By the earth and what shaped her
5. By the soul and what formed her
6. and revealed her debased
7. and revealed her faithful
8. whoever honors her flourishes
9. whoever defiles her fails.

When we contemplate on the world around us, we realize that everything works according to "Laws",....laws of biology, botany, physics etc. These laws are based on cause and effect, a particular cause creates a particular effect. So, it would be reasonable to assume that human beings are also under the influence of "laws". One law, whose effects on the human body we can observe with science, is the law of biochemistry. But we are more than just our body. We also have "self". This "self" is blessed with knowledge and free-will that gives us a certain amount of "control" over the "laws". Yet, this must have an 'effect" or consequence since all of creation works under "laws". This law of "self" is explained in the Quran. ---The right intentions, that lead to right actions for the benefit of all of God's creations. ---Adhering to this law benefits the self by strengthening it in spirituality, ignoring this law harms the "self" by debasing it.
This "law of self" is tied to the "law of Judgement", where the benefit and harm to our "self" will be weighed.

The Tao gives birth to all beings,
nourishes them, maintains them,
cares for them, comforts them
protects them,
takes them back into itself,
creating without possessing,
acting without expecting,
guiding without interfering,
That is why,
the love of the Tao
is in the very nature of things.

1 comment:

  1. Hello!
    Thank you for commenting on my blog with your clarifications as to what Muslims believe. But I'm still convinced that Christianity and Islam are two completely different things.
    Please come back and view the replies to your comment. You do not have to respond if you do not wish (although discussions on truth are always good), but please read them.