Belief on religion is based on two parts. first part is to logically understand three things and when it is a solid concept, it automatically leads to the second part of belief which is ‘blind belief’…let me put more clearly. at first, we have to logically establish 3 facts into our core i.e.
1:Allah is the Creator, Sustainer, Ruler etc of universe, He is unlimited in all regards. In short, we have to understand the authority and attributes of Allah and start believing firmly on it
2:Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is the final prophet of Allah… for this we have to study the history of time of Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم …
3:Quran is the word of Allah
When we establish all these facts in our head and we have logically believed on these (not a forceful belief that this is religion no matter what) then the second part of faith starts. That when Allah is the Almighty Creator and Allah sent Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم (and all prophets, may Allah bless them all) and Quran is word of Allah, then what ever is written in Quran is true and for us to follow, and what ever was told by Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is also true and actually from Allah as a guideline… now what ever is coming thru Quran and Mohammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is true (no matter our logic can prove/understand it or not.) we have to believe and follow… so here comes the beliefs in other elements of Islam…
Did I make my point clear? This is all from book by Nibhani “the system of Islam” chapter 1…
Wa alaikum us salam wa Rahmatullah e wa Barakatuhu
I principally agree that if we believe in God, Prophethood and the Quran, we should accept all their teachings. However, as far as I have studied the directives of the Quran and Sunnah, I did not find a single example where Allah has asked us to do something that is against our intellectual requirements. Every directive of the Quran and Sunnah is very logical and any unbiased person can reach at the same conclusion.
Muhammad Mubashir Nazir
I agree with your view point about all directives of Quran and Sunnah being logical and as per our intellectual requirements. in my opinion ‘Blind faith’ is still required (even if we can logically, intellectually, psychologically, socially, etc,, prove the Islamic laws to be perfect) because there may still be some of the things which we cannot comprehend even at this stage of knowledge and search too, those parts of religion we have to trust and take blindly to be true and perfect…. take example of the economic laws in Islam. some of them could not be understood/proved at the level of initial setup in Arab society because foreign concepts had not infiltrated Islam at that time… but later after facing socialism, capitalism, communism etc we can tell that yes what is the logic behind economic laws of Islam…
Fee amaan Allah
Wa alaikum us salam wa Rahmatullah
I appreciate your believe in the Quran and the Sunnah. I do not say that we should not have a blind faith in Islam. I am putting only a fact that there is nothing in Islam which does not satisfy human intellect. All the economic directives of Islam are also very logical and reasonable and many Non-Muslim intellectuals look at them with respect. Can you please identify any single agreed-upon economic directive that is in contradiction with the intellect?
There is a Da’wah significance of this concept. Blind faith may be accepted by a person who is already a Muslim. For a Non-Muslim, it will not be acceptable as he/she will have blind faith in his/her own religion. Therefore, we will have to tell Non-Muslims that Islam is the only religion whose all directives are reasonable and logical and there is nothing against reason in Islam.
Muhammad Mubashir Nazir
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