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Title: Reason and Rationality in the Quran by Ibrahim Kalin
Post by: Wakas on February 17, 2020, 05:10:10 AM
Interesting article:

https://muslimheritage.com/reason-and-rationality-in-the-quran/

Apparently the author is a special advisor to the president of Turkey.
Title: Re: Reason and Rationality in the Quran by Ibrahim Kalin
Post by: jkhan on February 17, 2020, 09:17:06 AM
Interesting article:

https://muslimheritage.com/reason-and-rationality-in-the-quran/

Apparently the author is a special advisor to the president of Turkey.

Peace..
I think worth reading..
Thank you
Title: Re: Reason and Rationality in the Quran by Ibrahim Kalin
Post by: Cerberus on February 17, 2020, 12:05:55 PM
Two key points:

"The most fundamental function of reason/intellect is to act as a mirror to reflect the intrinsic meaning and order of things. in performing this task, the intellect has a special relationship with the Divine because it emanates from the Divine nature."


"The human person is endowed with reason and thus can have access to the reality of things. But his reason and judgment can be clouded by his ego and carnal desires. He may thus lose his ability for discernment and can delude himself into thinking that he knows and forgets the stubborn and commanding nature of the ego. "

Something that I've been saying in this forum for the last couple of years, almost ad verbatim.These two points are not a direct conclusion from the Quran, they are instead a direct conclusion from someone, anyone, who has done enough self-inquiry with honesty and exercised enough heedfulness toward their actions, in private and in public, specially in private. Thus once you come back to the Quran, you can read it as a book, a "Dhikr", a reminder; Nothing less, nothing more.