All of us are Muslim. DON’T STOP READING HERE.. My stand is as such because the literal/direct translation, meaning of Islam is PEACE, a generic attributes throughout the time since humanity starts to exist, and Muslim means the one who with peace, peace lover. I call upon all of us, especially “the Muslim” to understand the word as such and avoid any fanaticism towards the word “islam” as a religion itself. Muslim is not a jargon or terminology for those who believe in the Islam as a religion. You may also refer yourself as a “Peace lover”. Everyone likes that, to get acquainted with such beautiful word. The real question is, how we want to be a peace lover?
Its all about peace. Muhammad loves to greet others with “As-salamu ala ikum” a direct translation of what Jesus loves to say and even recorded in the Bible; “Peace Onto You”. A value that Buddha embraces in attaining the “inner peace” with love and compassion. The absolute answer to the quest of Abraham in searching the best way of life (truly, he is not searching for God!) which later bring him to God.
The topic about God is rather interesting yet it is SIMPLE to understand. Scientifically and mathematically (by reason) God EXISTS! I reserve this for another topic.
Let us focus to the best way of life, attaining peace. I friendly/objectively challenging you to find any negative interpretation/words which may related to “peace”. There is none, nothings tops peace as an ultimate solution for a lot of what Jesus (within the words of God) described as “tribulation’ in John 16:33. In line with the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism, the cessation of suffering which gave us the peace:
- There is suffering (duhkha).
- There is a cause of suffering (duhkha-samudaya).
- There is the cessation of suffering (duhkha-nirodha)
- There is a path leading to the cessation of suffering (duhkha-nirodha-marga).
I don’t know about others, but I strongly believe that the question to be asked is not which religion will guide us to peace or in which religion does the truth lies. We are one, with the name of human. Search for the best path. The only quest is “how can we obtain this peace?”. The truth is simple to understand (only there are small number of human who realized that peace is the truth!).
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