Thursday, 22 December 2011

The Word: "RELIGION"


What is religion?

Religion is just a word for us to describe our faith. Dalai Lama refered it as a “template” or a system which most of us tend to follow without understanding it.

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” “We can live without religion, but we cannot survive without human affection.” – Dalai Lama

Which religion is true?

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. – Dalai Lama

In Holy Quran, describing a pious person: “And who believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain.” - The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah, 2:04

Why is religion such a potent source of human violence?

The Quran answered this question many years back, surprise?:

…And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves... – The Holy Quran, 'Ali Imran, 3:19

What’s the different between all the “scriptures” of God in each religion (i.e. Torah, Bible, Psalms, Quran)?


Torah is Bible is Psalms is Quran. With one message, from one God. The differences later created by us, human as described in the Quran, Ali Imran 3:19 as above, plus, facilitated by those who want to hide the truth:

"Those whom We have given the Book recognize him (The Holy Prophet) as they recognize their own sons. And, in fact, a group of them does conceal the truth while they know." - The Holy Quran, Al-Baqarah 2:146.

Even in the arabic literature, the word used in Quran refers to ONE SCRIPTURE (Al kitab, refers to one book, the plural should be al-kutub) revealed to the human.

The differences are all human-made; languages, interpretations, acknowledgements, the study, public awareness. And skewed towards for fighting with each other in placing who are the truthful ones merely for power, political advantage, economic control etc.

When we talk about someone is hiding the truth, lead to another question of why they do that? Will further discuss in another topic, Insya Allah.

What about religious rituals?

Different acts (rituals) does not ever means we have different God with different requirements. God does not require anything from us as logically, He is Perfect (confirmed by the teachings in Bible, Torah and Quran).

All the actions instructed by God means something and beneficial to US as HUMAN. We are the one who are in need of such actions/practices in our journey to attain peace. God does NOT NEED us to do anything FOR HIM as our action shall not impacted God mightiness AT ALL.

Believe me (if you are willing to, Insya Allah), with just a study and acquiring knowledge in particular area (physics, biology, economics etc) we will find the truth which tells us that the action which we refer to “rituals” are meaningful absolutely for us! I will save this later for another topic and I may share with you that the teachings of all the God Messenger (Prophets) ARE THE SAME, EXACTLY WORD BY WORD!

The only matter that we need to address is the mix of cultural acts, tribal practices, traditions which most of us always relate it to the religion. The practices approved in God's word is simple: As Long as it bring peace to you and others, furthermore, the world. And practices which forbid by God is the one which will not in the path of peace. Simple.

One example; liquor, it has been showed (in all scripture) that it is bad, and anything bad which not lead to peace must be prevented in total. Liquor shall affects our mind and for goodness sake, if you want to have a healthy life, dont take this "LIQUID CALORIE" (as referred by dieticians), not a good source of body rations which contains non-beneficial nutrien almost entirely.. some articles I got from the internet....

EMBRACE PEACE! The absolute way of life. 

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