Thursday, 23 March 2017

Islam vs Islamic Thinking

                 Quran and Hadith contain two types of principles- the worded principles and un-worded principles. The worded principles are those which have come on the surface through wahi and these are found in the form of Words in the texts of Quran and Hadith. The un-worded principles are those which are not found in the form of words in the texts of Quran and Hadith and which do not come on the surface through wahi; rather they are discovered from Quran and Hadith through human intellectual exertions. The worded principles are called sources of Islam; the un-worded principles are called Islamic Thinking.   Islam/Deen is combination of both sources of Islam and Islamic Thinking. The Quran and Hadith/ worded principles are Al -haque; Islamic Thinking is 'Haque'. Denial of Al-haque is 'kufr'- denial of Hadith means to deny a hadith, knowing that it is rightly attributed to our Nabi s.a.w.w. Denial of 'Haque' is 'Batil' / sin, in the light of al-maidah-44 (for details plz see Denial of 'Haque'    is also Sin/Batil in the light of al-nisaa-59 which states:
            "O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result".   
This verse states that     Muslims should obey men of authority (leadership)- state leadership or religious leadership. If people disagree with what they are commanded by leadership, decision will be taken on the basis of what Allah and  Rasool s.a.w.w. has given- means on the basis of principles contained in Quran and Hadith. In other words, Muslims are being directed to obey such orders/ decisions of leadership, which are based on Quran and Hadith. If we do not obey this Quranic commandment, we will be committing sin .  It may also be appreciated that Islamic Thinking may have different views but not contradictory views. If religious leadership gives different views/ commandments relating to the same issue, denial of majority leadership's commandment would be sin/ 'batil'.                                          

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