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  1. 2 hours ago, Islamic Salvation said:

    A perfect equivalence in English for the Islamic conception of Aql is difficult to find.

    The narrations that speak of Aql, notwithstanding the ones with a mystical bent which treat it as a ‘being’ in some cosmological sense, all indicate that it is above mere intellect in the sense of cleverness. Aql does not just mean mere function of ratiocination. These narrations expect every possessor of Aql to follow the way of Allah (i.e. Islam) which is the logical thing to do i.e. the one who disobeys Allah then his Aql has not been perfected. 

    Perhaps a better word would be ‘consciousness’ with its evocation of self-awareness of who we are and what Allah wants from us. In this context, it is easy to understand why the merit of one who performs Salat for example, with an understanding of what it is and why he is doing it, will have a greater reward than the one who is doing it out of mere habit and without such an understanding.

    That verse has to do with lightening the burden for those who were keeping the night vigil prayer. It asks them to recite, as much of the Qur'an as they could without over-taxing themselves. It does not have to do with those deficient in Aql.

    The Pen has been lifted for those who are mentally retarded. Each soul will be judged according to its capacity.

    We had nous in school.

    The Ayat reveals "sometimes ... stand-up ... 2/3rds ... " with other people included. This addresses the anxiousness believers have -inshallah- and not a "lightening of the burden".

    From a commentary l found,  http://www.islamicstudies.info/tafheem.php?sura=73&verse=20 , this Ayat was revealed in two sections at different times.

    Back to aql.  ls it not revealed that Allah-s.w.t. knows what we disclose and not disclose?  lf we do not have the ability to disclose our inmost, is it now a subject of "capacity"?  Surah 17:25 

  2. On ‎10‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 1:10 AM, La fata illa Ali said:

    ... this ayat? (2:78) 

    The key word is amaniyya -wishful thinking.

    The people being criticized are criticized for their 'wishing' alone because they too lazy to learn and -as unbelievers- are unconcerned with their individual fates on the Last Day.

    Not criticized is illiteracy. Was not Muhammad-s.a.w.s. also illiterate ?

  3. Reference to Note # 2 in the OP.

    "...until you observe how his Aql is."

    This I challenge for two reasons. 1] l do not know the Arabic etymology of Aql but the Wikipedia source says this word is from the heathen pagan Greek nous -knowledge.  So is a pagan idea  a source of  lsIamic knowledge?

    And to continue with this religious objection, does this pronouncement not contradict Ayat 73:20? Where it is revealed that we recite what is 'easy' for us? Where salah and zakah are our focus?

    2] And l also have a secular objection. Ask this question: lf aql is so valued then what hope do the mentally retarded have?

  4. On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 11:25 AM, A Muslim Artist said:

    I know there are many Muslims who say that (macro) evolution is alluted to in the Quran.

    Ayats 35:1 & 59:24

    Both Quran and l3ibIe (not just in Genesis) have "kun fayakun". So in both cases we have "the How" but not "the When".

    That writ, the "evolution and belief" problem lies not necessarily with Hezshaytan, but in understanding the preceding decades before the Theory of Evolution and "natural selection"(environmental processing) developed.

    Beginning in the 18th Century zoological and botanical information began to be gathered and published at an accelerated rate. Researchers such a Buffon organizing biology with the fossil record, A. von Humboldt organizing biology geographically and J. von Goethe coining the word 'morphology' created more hypotheses, interest and questions. Entering the 19th Century, one question that emerged was postulated as: Man varies animals into different breeds such as dogs, cattle, horses and chickens so is there a natural mechanism that explains variations in wild animals and plants. Darwin followed by Wallace answered that question. A more complete and slightIy varied 'answers' began in the 1980s with rapid and increasingly inexpensive applications of genetic information.

  5. l am disappointed in you, Ms.Wondergirl.

    First, "bad" means BAD, misbehaving, short-on-morals, ... and probably carries a few diseases and parasites.

    Second, it is not that the "bad girl" "gets". lt is What-She-gets. What she deserves.

    The same with men.

    Third, make-up: The girl basically doesn't need it or it doesn't do her any good. Want a laugh? Look at the blondes on TV with thick, bright red lipstuck.

  6. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is continuing to walk a diplomatic tightrope slung between the Russia + Belt-&-Road lndustrial Energy-Trade Exports pillar and the wooden tower of not antagonizing the US-Marcon-Ukraine-Minsk Agreements(anti-Russian Sanctions).

    http://tass.com/world/953863  and  https://www.rt.com/news/39478-germany-russia-sanctions-nordstream/ 

    Despite Russo-German disputes over Syria, http://www.dw.com/en/german-and-russian-foreign-ministers-trade-verbal-blows-over-assad-chemical-weapons/a-39466011 ; Russia sees Europe-and Germany in particular-as a source of Russian development, while Germany sees Russian energy and Belt-&-Road trade. For FM Gabriel's zero-based views (zero-based means the most basic fundamental perceptions) see http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-foreign-minister-sigmar-gabriel-u-s-is-damaging-itself-a-1151284.html 

    Reading these and the Russo+German news for the month of June 2017, one can see the Wanderangst .

    Note: RT.com is coming in at 404

  7. Wanderlust -that Germanic impulse to travel in new lands

    Wanderangst -the anxiety about new frontiers and opportunities

    Well, maybe there is not the Wanderangst  l have anticipated.

    Factoid: China had bought a 10% stake in DeutscheBank --which has been in serious financial and regulatory problems.

    From May 2017:  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-silkroad-africa-idUSKBN18A02I  -"China pledges $124 Billion for New Silk Road ... "

    From Feb 2017:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-trade-idUSKBN1622SO   Germany's trade with China is higher than with US and France


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