Purely from a stand point of basic probability, for someone to accurately guess about such future events, which span across multiple nations in different time periods, many of which were outside the sphere of Muslim influence, to give so many predictions without making a single mistake, is utterly impossible. It's a powerful argument for his genuine Prophethood and inspiration by God.
Please try to stay open-minded and watch this video which shortly tells about the undeniable prophecies of Mohammad which came true.
Just these facts of prohecies which came true, might give a reason to think about Mohammads status as a person connected with the divine, thus establishing his prophet-hood. The question is how true is the opinion that Mohammad was not a genuine prophet? Who and what decides who IS a genuine prophet? By which standards and who/what established these standards int he first place?
Also, I been contemplating why does God ask for worship rituals, like christianity, judaism, islam etc. There is a logical explanation and this answer that is so obvious to me right now but wasnt before it is this: "The gods that don't require worship are forgotten". The rituals are there to make sure that from one generation to the next generations, the people wont forget the religion and its teachings.
Islam, Judaism, Christianity say it black-on-white that God doesn't require anything from humanity. The "worship" rituals are there so people won't forget and would keep the religion and its teachings in their minds, through out their daily lives.
Otherwise, most probably these teachings woulndt have survived thousands of years and many different nations and cultures.
Excuse me, but the argument "gods that don't require worship are forgotten" sounds totally irrelevant to whether seriously devoted people will forget that a god exists. The god belief has followed mankind since the dawn of time, it would be impossible for people to miss that notion. Why would I need to worship God in order to remember God, it does unfortunately not make sense. To believe in a supernatural being beyond the immediate reality does hardly require worship, in fact it just requires a bit of logic and sound reasoning.
Yes, rites and rituals are good ways of indoctrination into religions and to keep a tradition for generations, but that does not necessarily mean it is good or even right.
Written records are by far the best way of preserving knowledge over time and can be reminders of a supernatural being beyond this immediate realm.
I know you are trying to justify Islam and the act of worshipping of a deity in a traditional manner. In this forum we are not worshippers of gods even though we interact with "gods" and we know that we clearly are under a subjection to Elahem in this world. We have drawn the conclusion that it cannot any kind of worship they are after, it is too primitive.
Aviel: Immanuel, Thank You very much for the work you do. Thank you for your insight, IM SINCERELY THANKFUL! There are people to whom your work is very important, and I can and will raise my hand for being one of them.
Jul 31, 2017 10:29:55 GMT
Immanuel: You are welcome, hansolo. It is for your sake that I am doing it primarily, but I am also a bit curious myself regarding the underlying lore. Persistent research and critical thinking has led to a great breakthrough.
Aug 13, 2017 19:08:46 GMT
nullandvoid: Wondering what a future with only non-dualistic people would be like?
Jan 28, 2018 14:53:12 GMT
Immanuel: Symbiotic existence, like a permanent telepathic coexistence. This is why humans are placed to learn to coexist on Earth on a very basic level and even with marriages, in order to be ready for a greater union by developing from there.
Feb 2, 2018 21:32:19 GMT
Immanuel: Our challenge here is Homo sapiens' self-preservation and other instinctive drives/motivations, which makes people think in "dualistic" ways.
Feb 2, 2018 21:34:12 GMT
hftwo: Immanuel do you believe that You will be able to do "Godly" things during this Immanuel-life-time? Because I do think if Jesus said that you will. e able to do these things and even greater! But logically thinking to get Godlike powers...
Oct 4, 2018 10:48:45 GMT
hftwo: ... one needs to become perfect /totally complete as a being. I do not count on my self, because it seems like the sex commandment is something that I usually break.
Oct 4, 2018 10:49:35 GMT
hftwo: How can I count myself as a perfect being if I cannot control the reproduction urges of the body?
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:10 GMT
hftwo: But at the same time, I do not want to be a human any longer, I do not want to be weak any longer.
Oct 4, 2018 10:50:49 GMT
cerulean: learning to live each day as the last i.e giving our best at each moment, not allowing for sloppiness in thinking and doing, not even for a second. Not allowing the postponing of what should be done
Oct 10, 2018 18:51:29 GMT
cerulean: We should learn to do that, and then all other things will be easier. By adopting a way of being instead of just focusing on abolishing those apparent wrong acts such as masturbation.
Oct 10, 2018 18:55:42 GMT
Immanuel: I might seem to prescribe impossible goals, but I also say that we do reside in a creature which is an animal and you will not be rid of its functionality without killing it and the creature as an animal has needs which are inevitable.
Nov 4, 2018 21:01:04 GMT
Immanuel: What the "Ten Commandments" counteract is the enslaving effects of the body. Furthermore, I am still not convinced about what the seventh command says as it probably says "unnecessary sex". Jesus gave a recommendation of not even looking upon a woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:05:37 GMT
Immanuel: Jesus' word of not even looking upon a woman (or man) suits that of no unnecessary sex. It is about that sexual trigger in the mind which is spoke of. Pay attention to that translators usually add "other" within parentheses, meaning it is about ANY woman.
Nov 4, 2018 21:11:06 GMT
Immanuel: "but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28 NASB
Nov 4, 2018 21:17:55 GMT
cerulean: Right, so one should probably adopt an entire way of living, instead of focusing on one thing, because many other things can lead to that one thing you are trying to keep away from.
Nov 5, 2018 12:44:38 GMT
Immanuel: Yes, this is about a way of living rather than a dumb set of rules. People have incorrectly referred to the so-called 'Ten Commandments' as laws to uphold for the sake of worship, but this is wrong. They are guidelines in order to maintain a conscious lif
Nov 5, 2018 18:38:31 GMT
Immanuel: Unfortunately the first lines of the Commandments were distorted so badly it looks like they sanction religious worship. While they seem to promote relinquishing the mind, the truth is they that say the straight opposite.
Nov 5, 2018 18:43:25 GMT
hftwo: Just "Be" is that simple
Jan 11, 2019 12:54:40 GMT
hftwo: You have everything You need, You have Yourself, or is it?
Jan 11, 2019 12:55:25 GMT