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How Does Religion combine Spiritual and Intellectual Life of a Person ?

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Asked by TruthMission, 27 Jan '10 10:14 am
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The intellectual nature of man is made up, as already mentioned, of mind or intelligence or reasoning power. To this aspect Islam pays extraordinary attention and builds the intellectual structure of man on most sound foundations which may be classified as follows:
1. True knowledge based on clear proofs and indisputable evidence acquired by experience or experiment or by both. In this connection it is safe to say, beyond doubt, that the Quran is the first authority to enjoin zealous quest for knowledge through experience as well as experiment, meditation and observation. In fact it is a Divine injunction incumbent upon every Muslim, male and female, to seek knowledge in the broadest sense of the word and search for truth. Nature and the whole universe are open and ever revealing treasures of knowledge and truth, and the Quran was the first book to point to these rich sources of knowledge. It does not accept inherited truths or claimed facts which have no proof or evidence to ...more
Answered by salmanfarsi, 27 Jan '10 11:09 am

 
  
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The same way as Opium affects one's mind.
Answered by Lumpen, 29 Jan '10 11:26 am

 
  
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Please refer to my answer given in your question...what are common to both faiths..Hinduism and Islam
religion is a sum whole of everything, it's not just about faith and namaz etc....It encompasses everything under the sun...thatswhy we have Quran, Sunnah and Hadith as our guiding principles to lead a successful life.
Answered by Nashaat Quadri, 27 Jan '10 08:07 pm

 
  
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Religion acts as a Road Map, Light-House, Traffic Signal and guiding force in individual's life. The life would be meaningless without spirituatilty.....there would be only short term goals in life , achieve one and move to another and so on....To achieve one goal there will be different laws and for another different without uniformity. We as a human being requires food, cloth,shelter, air, light etc to live similarly we also need to recognise the ultimate creator and the purpose behind our existance on earth and onlt religion can guide us on that.....Religion makes us spiritual (to believe in unseen , faith, trust etc) How ever intelligent we may be still we won't be able to live our life judiciously if we do not recognise and realise our strengths and religion provide us that by guiding us to right path , good moral things to perform etc....
Spirituality alone without understanding is meaningless and intelligence without application in right area is meaningless hence to bring the ...more
Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 27 Jan '10 01:09 pm

 
  
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Criticism is by no means identical with intellectual criticism. There are many other forms of criticism. Religion, for example, is criticized not only by intellectual critics: it is also criticized by religious critics. For instance, it is criticized most harshly and radically by the prophets who turn against the traditional religious system which is maintained and preserved by priestly tradition and is distorted in the course of history. The prophet criticizes, but his is not intellectual criticism. It is through the ultimate power of the religion which he criticizes that he tries to separate the good from the evil in it. This was the case with the Reformers who criticized hierarchical distortions in the Roman Church on the basis of the ultimate principles, turning against the distorted forms which they found and, where they had to, separate the good from the bad, the true from the false, and the beautiful from the ugly.

What is intellectual criticism? Of first consideration is the ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 27 Jan '10 10:53 am

 
  
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