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Is the “Religious Method” like the Scientific Method?

February 24, 2021

Please view paarsurrey’s post on RF*.

paarsurrey wrote :vide Post  #182 : (Please click on the post # to get to the discussion)

Religious Method

It was read out with its application authored by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 in the Conference of Great Religions held at Lahore in 1896 in the then British India. The lecture titled ” The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” has since been translated in many world languages and is available online.
The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam – Wikipedia
The principle is elaborated in first two pages of it:
” It is necessary that a claim and the reasons in support of it must be set forth from a revealed book.”

Right, please?

Regards
___________________
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

Religious Forums


https://www.religiousforums.com/threads/what-is-naturalism.239436/page-10#post-6909977
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf :

ISLAM
The essay of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, the Chief of
Qadian, which was read out by Maulana Abdul Karim Sahib
Sialkoti, in Lahore in the Conference of Great Religions Dharam
Mahutsu9
on 27th December 1896. 10
It is necessary that a claim and the
reasons in support of it must be set forth
from a revealed book.
In this auspicious Conference the purpose of which
is that those who have been invited to participate in it
should expound the merits of their respective religions
with reference to the questions that have been
formulated. I shall today set forth the merits of Islam.
Before I proceed to do so I deem it proper to announce
that I have made it obligatory upon myself that
whatever I state will be based upon the Holy Quran
which is the Word of God Almighty. I consider it
essential that everyone who follows a book, believing it
to be revealed, should base his exposition upon that

  1. This is Hindi expression for Great Religions.
  2. This sentence is by the conveners.

book and should not so extend the scope of his
advocacy of his faith as if he is compiling a new book.
As it is my purpose today to establish the merits of the
Holy Quran and to demonstrate its excellence, it is
incumbent upon me not to state anything which is not
comprehended in the Quran and to set forth everything
on the basis of its verses and in accord with their
meaning and that which might be inferred from them,
so that those attending the Conference should
encounter no difficulty in carrying out a comparison
between the teachings of different religions. As all those
who believe in a revealed book will also confine
themselves to statements comprised in their respective
revealed books, I shall not make any reference to the
traditions of the Holy Prophet, inasmuch as all true
traditions are only derived from the Holy Quran which
is a perfect book comprehending all other books. In
short this is the day of the manifestation of the glory of
the Holy Quran and I humbly beseech God Almighty to
assist me in this undertaking. Amin.

Are all Atheism people whatever their sect/denomination/type “Weak Atheists”?

February 24, 2021

Please view paarsurrey’s post on RF*.

paarsurrey wrote :vide Post #192  : (Please click on the post # to get to the discussion)

weak atheist.

All Atheism people whatever their sect/denomination/type are and always remain weak unless they end their slackness and get to search/research by using the Religious Method** to find truth that makes one healthier and stronger, one will agree with me for sure, please. Right?

Regards

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https://www.religiousforums.com/threads/various-kinds-of-atheism.242511/page-10#post-7046586

** Religious Method Post #182 ( )

It was read out with its application authored by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 in the Conference of Great Religions held at Lahore in 1896 in the then British India. The lecture titled ” The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam” has since been translated in many world languages and is available online.
The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam – Wikipedia
The principle is elaborated in first two pages of it:
” It is necessary that a claim and the reasons in support of it must be set forth from a revealed book.”

Right, please?

___________________
https://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf :

ISLAM
The essay of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Sahib, the Chief of
Qadian, which was read out by Maulana Abdul Karim Sahib
Sialkoti, in Lahore in the Conference of Great Religions Dharam
Mahutsu9
on 27th December 1896. 10
It is necessary that a claim and the
reasons in support of it must be set forth
from a revealed book.
In this auspicious Conference the purpose of which
is that those who have been invited to participate in it
should expound the merits of their respective religions
with reference to the questions that have been
formulated. I shall today set forth the merits of Islam.
Before I proceed to do so I deem it proper to announce
that I have made it obligatory upon myself that
whatever I state will be based upon the Holy Quran
which is the Word of God Almighty. I consider it
essential that everyone who follows a book, believing it
to be revealed, should base his exposition upon that

  1. This is Hindi expression for Great Religions.
  2. This sentence is by the conveners.

book and should not so extend the scope of his
advocacy of his faith as if he is compiling a new book.
As it is my purpose today to establish the merits of the
Holy Quran and to demonstrate its excellence, it is
incumbent upon me not to state anything which is not
comprehended in the Quran and to set forth everything
on the basis of its verses and in accord with their
meaning and that which might be inferred from them,
so that those attending the Conference should
encounter no difficulty in carrying out a comparison
between the teachings of different religions. As all those
who believe in a revealed book will also confine
themselves to statements comprised in their respective
revealed books, I shall not make any reference to the
traditions of the Holy Prophet, inasmuch as all true
traditions are only derived from the Holy Quran which
is a perfect book comprehending all other books. In
short this is the day of the manifestation of the glory of
the Holy Quran and I humbly beseech God Almighty to
assist me in this undertaking. Amin.

Are nature and word both source of knowledge for man?

October 20, 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology

  • Nature (or science) is work of G-d and Word-Revealed/Quran or Recitation is the Word of G-d:

“In short, unless God Almighty affirms His existence through His Word, as He has manifested it through His work, the observation of the work alone does not afford complete satisfaction. For instance, if we are confronted by a room the door of which is bolted from inside, our immediate reaction would be that there is someone inside the room who has bolted the door from inside, inasmuch as it is apparently impossible to bolt a door from inside by some device employed for the purpose from the outside. But if, despite persistent calls from the outside over a period of years, no response becomes audible from inside, our supposition that there must be someone inside would have to be abandoned and we would be compelled to conclude that the door has been bolted from inside through some clever device. This is the situation in which those philosophers have placed themselves whose understanding is limited solely to the observation of the work of God. It is a great mistake to imagine that God is like a corpse interred in the earth whose recovery is the business of man. If God has only been discovered through human effort, it is vain to expect anything from Him. Indeed, God has, through eternity, called mankind to Himself by affirming: I am present. It would be a great impertinence to imagine that man has laid God under an obligation by discovering Him through his own effort, and that if there had been no philosophers He would have continued unknown.”

Philosophy of Teachings of Islam by Mirza Ghualm Ahmad : Page-86

Click to access Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

Regards

Seekers Path is Open to Find God

March 17, 2014

I have written a post on the following blog of uncleE; the viewers could add their valuable comments here even if they differ.

“Is there a God?”
“How can we know if God exists? Do philosophical arguments help?”
http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/clues/how-can-we-know-if-god-exists-do-philosophical-arguments-help/
http://www.is-there-a-god.info/blog/clues/how-can-we-know-if-god-exists-do-philosophical-arguments-help/#comment-8851

paarsurrey
MAR 17, 2014 @ 15:22:18

@ Howie :MAR 17, 2014 @ 14:01:54

If you are a sincere seeker; and as you have explained above; then you are different from other Atheists/Skeptics. They immediately start ridiculing and deriding while you have not done it; I appreciate.

I will suggest you to read the following small volume book, freely available online; I think it will help you.
“The philosophy of Teachings of Islam” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Click to access Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

Thanks and regards

Reason and Passion: in religion

February 6, 2014

Reason and Passion: in religion and government
http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/reason-and-passion-in-religion-and-government/

http://triangulations.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/reason-and-passion-in-religion-and-government/#comment-123860

paarsurrey
02/06/2014 at 11:15 am

I think Sam Harris has not understood the true relationship between the human morals viz-a-viz natural human instincts; which has truly been explained in the book “Philosophy of Teachings of Islam”. Sam Harris should read the question and its answer given by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 in the above named book. I think he will get convinced and save the prize money also. Sorry for Jonathan Haidt, he may lose.

I give below a passage from the book:

“It is characteristic of the human self that it incites man to evil and is opposed to his attainment of perfection and to his moral state, and urges him towards undesirable and evil ways. Thus the propensity towards evil and intemperance is a human state which predominates over the mind of a person before he enters upon the moral state. This is man’s natural state, so long as he is not guided by reason and understanding but follows his natural bent in eating, drinking, sleeping, waking, anger and provocation, like the animals. When a person is guided by reason and understanding and brings his natural state under control and regulates it in a proper manner, then these three states, as described, cease to remain the categories as natural states, but are called moral states.” Unquote

Click to access Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

One may like to read answer to the “FIRST QUESTION- The Physical, Moral and Spiritual States of Man” from the above book; about twenty pages in all.

Peace within and peace with others

June 18, 2013

I wrote a post on my favorite discussion forum <http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/> in the thread/topic <What Makes Islam…..        religion of peace>; I give the post here for benefit of the members.

(To see the context of a post, please, click the post #; that will take you to the full single view of the post in the forum, and then click the thread topic on the right upper corner, that will take you to the discussion that ensued in the forum.)

Paarsurrey wrote:

#38

I would like to quote here from a passage from the book “Philosophy of Teachings of Islam” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad; the passage includes six verses of Quran for a peaceful behaviour of a Muslim:

“The third moral quality in the context of discarding evil is designated in Arabic as hudnah or haun, which means refraining from inflicting physical pain on anyone and behaving peacefully. Without a doubt, peacefulness is a high moral quality and is essential for humanity.

The natural impulse corresponding to this moral quality, the regulation of which converts it into a moral quality, which is possessed by an infant, is attachment. It is obvious that in his natural condition man is unable to conceive of peacefulness or combativeness. In that condition the impulse of attachment that he exhibits is the root of peacefulness, but as it is not exercised under the control of reason or reflection and with deliberation, it is not accounted a moral quality.

It becomes a moral quality when a person deliberately makes himself harmless and exercises the quality of peacefulness on its proper occasion, and refrains from using it out of place. In this context the Divine teaching is:

• And set things right among yourselves, (The Holy Quran, al-Anfal 8:2)
• And reconciliation is best. (The Holy Quran, an-Nisa’ 4:129)
• And if they incline towards peace, incline you also towards it, (The Holy Quran, al-Anfal 8:62)
• And the servants of the Gracious God are those who walk on the earth in a dignified manner, (The Holy Quran, al-Furqan 25:64)
• And when they pass by anything vain, they pass on with dignity; (The Holy Quran, al-Furqan 25:73)
• Repel evil with that which is best. And lo, he between whom and yourself was enmity will become as though he were a warm friend. (The Holy Quran, Ha Mim as-Sajdah 41:35)

That is, try to promote accord between yourselves; Peace is best; when they incline towards peace, do you incline towards it also. The true servants of the Gracious One walk upon the earth in humility; and when they come upon something vain, which might develop into strife, they pass on with dignity, that is to say, they do not start quarrelling over trifles and do not make small matters which do not cause much harm an occasion for discord.

The expression “vain” that is employed in this verse means mischievous utterance of words or doing something which causes little damage and does little harm. Peacefulness means that one should overlook conduct of that type and should act with dignity; but if a person’s conduct does real harm to life or property or honour, the moral quality that should come into play in apposition to it is not peacefulness but forbearance, to which we shall revert later.

Should anyone behave mischievously towards you, you should try to repel it with peacefulness, whereby he who is your enemy will become your warm friend. In short, peacefulness means overlooking trivial matters of annoyance which occasion no great harm, and are more or less confined to uttering nonsense”

http://www.alislam.org/library/books…s-of-Islam.pdf

I think it may help in the matter.


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