Daily Prompt: Doubters Alert
What commonly accepted truth (or “truth”) do you think is wrong, or at least seriously doubt? Why?
I would think if someone is guilty of a crime, he/ she will be a criminal forever.This I believe is a commonly accepted truth.
Iqbal the poet and Philosopher explains how Man possesses the capacity to change, ‘Evil into Good.’
To begin with , we have to recognize that every great religious system starts with certain presuppositions, concerning the nature of Man and the Universe:
1.In Buddhism : it is believed : There is pain in Nature: and Man regarded as an individual , is Evil.
2. Christianity: There is Sin in Nature; and the taint of Sin natural to Man.
3. Zoroastrianism: There is struggle in Nature; Man is the mixture of struggling forces,and is free to range himself on the side of the powers of Good which shall eventually prevail.
The questions now are :1. What is the Muslim view of the Universe and Man; 2. What is the system?
We know Sin, Pain,and Sorrow are constantly mentioned in the Quran.The truth is Islam looks upon the Universe as a reality, consequently recognizes as reality all that is in it.
Sin ,Pain,Sorrow and struggle are certainly real.Islam teaches that Evil is not essential to the universe. The universe can be reformed and the elements of Sin and Evil can be gradually eliminated. All that is in the Universe belongs to God.And the seemingly destructive forces of Nature become sources of life, if properly controlled by Man.
When Man is endowed with so much potential, surely it should be easy for him to transform himself into a good human being.
Thank you for this post. We like it a lot, as it mentions our favorite philosopher: Iqbal. The whole post is very Iqbalian :-).
All good wishes,
I knew you’d like this one. 🙂
My dearest sister,
This is such a wonderful synopsis of this idea that in my opinion it could not have been done better 🙂 Thank you very much for sharing this.
In your characteristic manner you have brought to light some crucial points that usually become obscure or vague, such as the importance of human potential and the gradual elimination of sin and evil.
My dearest brother,
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. 🙂