Posts tagged islam
Posts tagged islam
In a recent Al-Jazeerah interview, Richard Dawkins was asked his views on God. He argued that the god of “the Old Testament” is “hideous” and “a monster”, and reiterated his claim from The God Delusion that the God of the Torah is the most unpleasant character “in fiction”. Asked if he thought the same of the God of the Koran, Dawkins ducked the question, saying: “Well, um, the God of the Koran I don’t know so much about.”
How can it be that the world’s most fearless atheist, celebrated for his strident opinions on the Christian and Jewish Gods, could profess to know so little about the God of the Koran? Has he not had the time? Or is Professor Dawkins simply demonstrating that most crucial trait of his species: survival instinct.
Hear 0 Israel: the LORD our G-D is 0NE
… and so I deduce brother, that you in no wise imply that all Jews today would allow slanders of Adonai without retribution, yet would imply all muslims today would *kill* any who mock Him.
Surely no believer, in any faith, would fan such flames as that…
The Rights of Women In Religion (especially in Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity): Is that predicated for the most part by religious interpretations of what “rights” entail (religious law), or by civil laws of a state, or are the rights of women in religion determined most often by family/tribal laws?
Saudi women have only been recently granted the right to ride bicycles. “Not Forbidden” reads caption on caricature by @MohammadRSharaf
A group of Saudi women activists have set October 26th, 2013, as a day for defying the state ban on women driving.
Great interview, with several key questions addressed—one of which is whether American muslims should support female imams leading men and women in congregational duties at masjid.
To maintain steady attention on the real, is the basis of spiritual practice.
Hearing, the sense closest to the mystery, is the first sense to develop, the last sense to merge.
Students, friends, and well-wishers who value the company of Sri Sathya Sai Baba today congregate to sing the Names of the Lord without interruption, from 6pm local time Saturday to 6pm local time Sunday, worldwide.
"You must probe into the real significance of sankeerthan that you are engaged in. Keerthan is ‘singing aloud the Glory of God’. Sankeerthan is the process of singing which originates in the heart, not from the lips or tongue. It is the expression of the joyous thrill that wells up from the heart when the Glory of God is remembered. It is the spontaneous manifestation of inner ecstasy; no attention is paid to the blame or praise that others may give. It does not seek the admiration or the appreciation of the listeners. It is sung for one’s own joy, satisfaction and delight. Keerthan of this supreme type alone deserves the name sankeerthan. It is with this high purpose in view that this programme of global sankeerthan was designed. Singing this intense yearning for God and enjoying the experience of adoring Him, helps to purify the atmosphere. It is with this high purpose in view that this programme of global Akhanda Bhajan was designed.”
-Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“Ya hazreti mevlânâ, hakk dost” (Oh, our holy master Mevlânâ, beloved of God…)
From The Music of Islam, Volume 14: Mystic Music Through the Ages (Celestial Harmonies). Performed by the Galata Mevlevi Music & Sema Ensemble.