Islam between divine message and history by Abdelmajid Sharfi

By Abdelmajid Sharfi

Why this e-book? What can it upload to the various works that experience already explored Islam as a heritage, a doctrine, a legislations, and a code of ethics? the majority of Islamic concept these days is both a repetition of and rumination approximately what the ancients have already acknowledged, or the tackling of partial concerns that falls wanting a finished view and a theoretical framework. All too usually ideology replaces actual knowledge.This paintings makes an attempt to introduce the features of the Mohammedan project, with the aspiration to be devoted to its crucial reasons and to ancient fact while. the writer therefore illustrates different ways that humans have understood the project and the explanations that led them to these a variety of interpretations. The e-book provides numerous substitute interpretations that truly existed yet didn't take pleasure in common attractiveness and recognition.

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34 ISLAM insisted on its divine source. To resolve the apparent contradiction, one must not examine the parts and details of what Mohammed might have known and what occupied his mind and the minds of his companions. The lesson lies in the unique synthesis in which the elements unite in such a way as to advance the end intended by Divine Providence. The material circumstances and human elements would have a value of their own only if they lacked a hidden dimension expressing something that transcends history, and if their conditions and structures were not directed towards an ultimate thought.

1, pp. 504–525; and also: Fahmi -DGFDQ, DO 0L»QD DO %D»WK IÀ MDGDOL\\­W DGGÀQ ZD DVVL\­VD IÀ DO,VODP, Amman, 1989. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MOHAMMEDAN MISSION 53 human concepts to indicate transcendental truths. The 4XUu­Q itself refers to these truths as ungraspable, so how is it possible for a material vessel (words) to contain them? 54 Furthermore, they did not realize that what is meant by the 4XUu­Q is not only the actual words uttered by Mohammed but also, and more essentially, the content God wanted to convey and which He describes as follows: “Most surely it is an honored 4XUu­Q, in a book that is protected; none shall touch it but the purified ones; a revelation by the Lord of the worlds” (The Great Event 56/77–80).

34 ISLAM insisted on its divine source. To resolve the apparent contradiction, one must not examine the parts and details of what Mohammed might have known and what occupied his mind and the minds of his companions. The lesson lies in the unique synthesis in which the elements unite in such a way as to advance the end intended by Divine Providence. The material circumstances and human elements would have a value of their own only if they lacked a hidden dimension expressing something that transcends history, and if their conditions and structures were not directed towards an ultimate thought.

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