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Submitted by Muhammad (Australia), Aug 11, 2007 at 05:49

Hi there Robert, May you have peace.

Back again. he he.... Last time I mentioned about finding the oneness of 'The Creator'. Today I wish to tell the rest bit. Once I realized that there is only one Creator, the next part is very easy - obey the Creator. I would like to quote a vary famous Christian prayer - ".....God's will be done on earth, as it is in heaven". I have found 2 points from here -

1. Asking for the Will of 'The Creator'

2. Implement that Will on the earth

Now I looked at the prayer by the Muslims. They are asking 'The Creator' - "Show us the Right Way" [1:6]. Observing closely, they are asking the 2 things -

1. The Right way prescribed by 'The Creator' (whatever is the right way according to HIS will)

2. Implement that Right way

Basically, these Muslims and the Christians are after the same thing - the Will of 'The Creator' and to implement the Will or the Way. There are over 3.5 billion people currently on this planet who are either Christian or Muslim. Forgetting the people came before us, these 3.5 billion people are asking the same thing. If 'The Creator' is the most Beneficient, most Merciful, the supreme good; then He must have listened to these people already. Right? If yes, 'The Creator' must have given us His WIll and described how to implement that Will on Earth. Well, that was my understanding.

I started to look for the Will of 'The Creator'. And as there is only one Creator, there will be only one Way or one Will. Firstly, I picked The Bible and The Quraan to see what they had to say. With my astonishment, I found none of these books talk about religion. No where in the Bible I have found that its saying - 'This is your religion'. Looked at the Quraan. Nope. No where. There are few verses in the Quraan that says - "Verily, in the sight of 'The Creator' the way (or the judgement) is Submission". [Although some translators translated as 'Religion' instead of 'Way' - either knowingly or unknowingly]. Therefore, I was more interested to know about the Way mentioned in the Books. If the ways described in the Bible and the Quraan match at least to some extent, simply we can say yes... there is only one way. And we can forget the religion - because 'The Creator' is not talking about the religion.

Lets pick some of the Wills of 'The Creator' mentioned in the Bible by Jesus (peace be upon him).
According to Matthew [5:20], "For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven."

It seemed to me Jesus (peace be upon him) is preaching a Will of 'the Creator' that we have to attain a certain degree of righteousness. In order to implement this will, we need to know what is the definition of righreousness and how to implement them on earth.

Looking at the Quraan, it gives the description that I was looking for.
One of such verses are [2:171] "It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East and the West, but righteousness is this that one should believe in Allah and the last day and the angels and the Book and the prophets, and give away wealth out of love for Him to the near of kin and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and the beggars and for (the emancipation of) the captives, and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate; and the performers of their promise when they make a promise, and the patient in distress and affliction and in time of conflicts-- these are they who are true (to themselves) and these are they who guard (against evil)."

I found there are around 194 times 'The Creator' is describing different types of righteousness in the Quraan and how to attain these righteousness.

I looked at another verse from Bible, according to Matthew [5:27-29], Jesus (peace be upon him) giving us the Will of 'The Creator - ' "You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery. But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell."

Now I had a question that how can I attain this righteousnes or this Will of 'The Creator'. When I go to a shopping centre, there are so many girls out there with so exotic dress, I cant just walk in keeping my eyes closed, neither can I walk blind-folded. I can find a way to solve it but 'The Creator' needs to let me know how to attain this righteousness as His way is the best.

Looking back to the Quraan, it in fact describes how to implement this will - [24:30]"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do."

So, it is actually telling that in the above scenario, it is okey to keep the eyes open but when a girl/lady comes, I should lower my gaze, in case I look at them lustfully. I was quite happy with the solution.

But one interesting thing I have noticed is that the Quraan actually confirms or agrees some of the verses with the Bible - as an example the two above.

Again I found that there are some verses in the Bible that the Quraan doesnt quite agree with. But I dont want to go there as thats not the intention of this writing. Robert, I just wanted to tell you why I follow the Quraan.

Anyway, I went to different non-muslim websites to see what they have to say about the Quraan. Because I might have missed things in the Quraan that the non-muslim friends found out as error. I looked at all of them, checked them with the translations and even with the original Arabic verses. To be honest, some of these translations made me confued often. But the Arabic cleared things up. The reason I think was because none of these translators were Arabic speaking and sometimes there are no proper English synonims for a particular Arabic word. By the way, I had to learn Arabic [I am still learning though... hopefully will be able to finish by the end of this year....]. I was really thankful to those non-muslim sites who helped me identify what their view is and thanks to 'The Creator' for helping me finding out the Truth.

There are few things in the Quraan that surprised me most but no one mentions it much. One of them is -
"The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling, but the father of the child shall bear the cost of the mothers food and clothing on a reasonable basis. No person shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child, nor father on account of his child. And on the (fathers) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no sin on them. And if you decide on a foster suckling-mother for your children, there is no sin on you, provided you pay (the mother) what you agreed (to give her) on reasonable basis. And fear Allah and know that Allah is All-Seer of what you do." [2:233]

I wondered why 'The Creator' would say to breast feed the child for 2 years. It is the job of the doctors. Right? After a while, my understanding was that this is the Will of 'The Creator' to make sure the new born is healthy. And this verse describes the way how to implement that Will.

'The Creator' is giving a way or life style for his creation. This is His Will that people should follow the Way prescribed by Him. And He also explained how to implement His Will. We follow it or not, thats up to us.


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