According to Ibn Kathir, ulu-‘l-albab refers to those “complete and perspicacious intellects which perceive the reality of things in their apparent reality” [33]. The most fundamental function of reason/intellect is to act as a mirror to reflect the intrinsic meaning and order of things. Everything happens for a reason. It is in this context that the Arabic linguists have identified ‘aql and qalb as being synonymous [21]. It is only by combining intelligibility, meaning and will that we fulfill our humanity as ‘rational animals’. As our Prophet (saws) said: Two are the du’as that are never returned unanswered: The dua made when the prayer is being called, and at the time of rainfall. Heretofore we have discussed briefly the diction of the Qur'an, and said that, for the purpose of communicating its message, the Qur'an makes use of two types of languages, namely, the language of rational argument and the language of feeling. Because of this, the sages (‘urafa’) have said that God does not manifest [Himself ] twice in the same form. We may have a sharp mind but may not arrive at the right conclusion in, say, a legal dispute because our desire to win the case may take over our judgment. Thus we ‘see’ the light, ‘touch’ the wood, ‘smell’ the rose, ‘taste’ the cherry, ‘perceive’ the dimension, ‘think of’ the infinitude, ‘have consciousness of’ the nearness of the water, ‘discern’ between a thing and its shadow, ‘understand’ a command, ‘respond’ to a call, ‘submit’ to truth, ‘accept’ the evidence, ‘contemplate’ the meaning of life, and so on. [14] Cf. Considering the continuity of our ontological and moral presuppositions, this suggests that our empirical observations about the universe lead to their logical conclusion in a theistic context, i.e., accepting God as God and acting accordingly. 8–9. J. G. Gray (New York: Harper Books, 1968), p. 165. -- Cynthia Rusli. Various references from the Quran and Hadith highlighted above proves that requital in this world is … The human person is endowed with reason and thus can have access to the reality of things. In a metaphysical and moral sense, it regulates the affairs of the visible world in which we live. Yet it is common practice for us to complain that the weather is bad when it’s not favoured by us. Following a rule can certainly counts as rational act and comes handy in our daily lives, scientific explorations, economic decisions, political lives, etc. “What’s the Point of Reciting Quran in Arabic if I Don’t Understand it? But this can happen only when we see human reason working in a larger context of thinking and contemplation. Nicholas Heer et al., Revised Edition (Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2009). [15] Harith al-Muhasibi, Sharaf al-‘aql wa mahiyyatuhu, ed. {61} And who other than Him responds to the distressed one when he calls Him and He relieves him of the distress and Who has made you [mankind] His vicegerents on earth? At this point, the Qur’an speaks of ‘alam al-ghayb, “the world of the invisible” and ‘alam al-shahadah, “the world of the visible”. It was seen as part of a larger reality rather than a self-regulating principle and self-standing tool. XI, pp. “O you who have believe, why do you say what you do not do? So is hypocrisy: “Do you order other people to be righteous and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? When this happens, which is not rare given the enormous power of desires on reason, his heart becomes “sealed” and loses his conscience. Should I take a walk, or mope? 136-7. Use of violence and declaration of Jihad against non-Muslims showed how irrational Islam was and how Islamic faith went against the nature of things. Once reason is put to proper use, it obtains new degrees of understanding, and the categorical distinctions between reasoning, contemplating and praying evaporate. {44} (Yunus 10:42–44). © 2012 The Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. The Qur’an insists that ‘seeing’ as witnessing the truth requires a higher principle of intelligibility than bodily hearing and seeing: Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating. By the same token, faith articulated and corroborated by reason has depth and certainty. The failure of seeing, hearing, etc., does not stem from a biological imperfection but from the closure of the mind and the heart to the truth. 4.9 / 5. Each of these languages has a specific appeal. The heart and the sense organs, which are the “soldiers of the heart”, must all be sound: We made for them hearing and vision and hearts. The world of creation has a constant conversation with its Creator because it is a ‘Muslim’ (Al-Imran 3:83), i.e., that which surrenders to God. And God would not ever have wronged them, but they were wronging themselves. Reason cannot accept conjecture as truth. They were greater than them in power, and they plowed the earth and built it up more than they have built it up, and their messengers came to them with clear evidences. Instead, they should be able to see the truth by themselves: There is no compulsion in religion. Gloomy Facebook updates came flooding in, of a blue Monday and feeling under the weather quotes, as many were grumpy, being over-dressed and having to carry around extra coverings. The Enlightenment reason claims autonomy and self-sufficiency and rejects any outside authority such as history, tradition or religion. The True Sovereign is too exalted above that. This in itself calls for a deep reflection about the reasonableness of the Enlightenment project of pure reason. your own Pins on Pinterest Charles Taylor, “Rationality ” in his Philosophy and the Human Sciences, Volume 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), p. 134. Thus “the intellect is the closest thing to the Divine” [31]. Such a basic and ‘material’ fact as counting years and keeping time is indeed a “sign” for those who ponder over the order and regularity of the universe: It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a light [ for you] and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. [7] Cf. {2} That is because they believed, and then they disbelieved; so their hearts were sealed over, and they do not understand. But is it enough to have a self-evident argument to be able to act virtuously? The Ontological Ground of Qur’anic Rationality. ‘Rationality as intelligibility’ is thus markedly different from the current notions of instrumental rationality, which reduces the function of reason, the most fundamental trait of being human, to making logical use of available means to reach our stated ends [1]. God presents these signs to humans so that they can use their reason and derive the logical conclusion from them, which is to believe in God. Travelling or journeying means to look at the entire landscape of existence and history in order to put things in perspective: So have they not traveled through the earth and have hearts by which to reason and ears by which to hear? I decide to mope, away from the day, escaping the sun’s rays. Masmu’ literally means that which is heard, referring to things learnt by hearing from others. Jul 11, 2019 - Everything happens for a reason.. #Alhumdulilah #For #Islam #Muslim Everything happens for a reason.. #Alhumdulilah #For #Islam #Muslim [3] Kant, “What is Enlightenment?” in Kant on History, ed. For example mental illness, why bad things happen to good people, why … Possessing sense organs is no guarantee for perceiving things properly because the senses are subsumed under a higher epistemic principle. And who gives you sustenance from the heaven and the earth? In the Midst of Complaints, a Profound Gratitude Ever since the European Enlightenment adapted its ‘baptism of reason’ against the alleged irrationality of the Middle Ages, reason has declared its independence and developed a view of itself as the ultimate arche and ens realissimum of reality. 149–193. {8} Have they not traveled through the earth and observed how was the end of those before them? The reason may also be to give the Muslim a strong need to recite the Quran more frequently so as to achieve the immense reward for every letter that he recites. The beginning (al-mabda’) and the end or “return” to God (al-ma’ad) lays out a scope and horizon for our rational deliberations and moral choices. 229-32. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving. Above and beyond admiring his profound knowledge in Qiraa’aat and Qur’anic sciences there is another reason I will always remember that day. Qurtubi describes them as those who “use their reason in contemplating proofs” [34]. Given the sentimentalization of the ‘heart’ since the Cartesian turn in Western philosophy, it should be noted that the Qur’an assigns a clearly epistemic and intellectual function to the heart. I’ll Just Go for Translation!”. Since moral principles are self-evident in most cases, we know how we need to act in such situations. It takes place in a context of encounter with reality and puts us in a relationship with something larger than us. We talked about the Facts of Quran in one of our recent posts, as well as told the important instructions given by Allah to the mankind in the Holy Quran. However, there are 5 underlying reasons why I feel that everything happens for a reason in life. Concepts, which are not created in vacuum, correspond to different aspects of reality and emerge in our encounter with reality, which the Qur’an describes as ” bearing witness to the truth”. In contrast to attempts to reduce reason and rationality to logical competency and procedural ratiocination, reason as a principle of truth and as an instrument of knowledge represents an encounter with the reality of things. This ‘finding’ is not something sentimental or imaginative; it touches the core of our existence and links us to God on the one hand, and to the reality of things on the other. Say [O Muhammad! The Qur’an uses the phrase ulu-‘l-albab, “those who have deep understanding of things” to distinguish them from those who are merely interested in being smart. Only those who can really use their reason can understand the true meaning of “signs” and act accordingly: “We have made clear to you the signs if you shall use your reason”, the Qur’an says (Aal imran 3:118). {62} And Who other than Him guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea? {6} (Yunus 10:5–6). [25] Ibn Kathir, Tafsir al-qur’an al-‘azim, (Beirut: Dar al-Ma’rifah, 2006), p. 1141. It invites us to overcome our corporeal existence and connect with the world of nature in primarily rational and moral terms. The two are intertwined but ‘innate reason’ takes precedence over ‘acquired reason’. Rorty’s alternative is a sort of reason dissolved into human drama. Reason by nature and function operates with terms and tools both within and outside itself. Some medieval critics of Christianity such as Peter Bayle and Henry Stubbe defended Islam as a faith closer to reason than the Catholic Church. The Qur’an identifies the heart (al-qalb) as the proper locus of the unitary experience of reality. While people like Roger Bacon claimed that the Muslim philosophers Al-Farabi and Ibn Sina had produced their philosophical edifice despite Islam, not because of it, and pretended to be Muslims outwardly to avoid the persecution of an intolerant religion, the anti-Catholic thinkers of the Middle Aes believed that Islam tolerated rational thinking and scientific inquiry more than others [2]. It is none of them and all of them at once. Indeed, You do not fail in [Your] promise.” {194} (Aal Imran 3:189–194). Some people love to pull a few verses of the Qur’an out of context, then call them horrifying and use them as an excuse to condemn Islam. God creates with wisdom (hikmah), purpose (ghayah) and Providence (‘inayah). The ‘language of the universe’ is revealed to human reason in the form of strict orders, laws, principles, patterns but also powerful symbols, parables and metaphors. I. p. 687 and Vol. Perhaps something bad happens in this life that results in your entering paradise in the hereafter. One of the major figures of the Kalam tradition, Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi begins his famous work al-Muqabasat with a prayer to God to grant him “through His Grace and Generosity the spirit of the heart through the light of the intellect (ruh al-qalb bi-nur al-‘aql)” [22]. She started out at Iiwords as an avid reader and wanting to learn more about Islam and has since gone on to being a full time writer for the page. Reason cannot think without certain rules and principles. Rationality simply means proving that our concepts correspond to facts. It is the combination of the two, the inner and the outer, that gives us a fuller picture of the function of reason vis-à-vis reality. Sometimes things happen to you may seem horrible, painful, and unfair, but never give up or lose hope. by Ibrahim Kalin Published on: 14th September 2012. The celebrated saying that “the first thing God has created is intellect (al-‘aql)” should be understood in this context. Such a distinction has never occurred in the Islamic tradition. This is the same meaning conveyed in the english phrase “intelligent person”. The reason for their deliberate alteration is ... Say (O Muhammad), "I am not a novelty among the messengers, nor do I know what will happen to me or to you. {28} (al-Ra’d 13:28). One also needs spiritual guidance through which reason is to be illuminated. But also “when God wants something to happen, He says to it “be” and it is” (Yasin 36:82). The downside is that the reason is not always given to you. Rationality is then a function of existence and thinking and takes place in a communicative and intersubjective context. Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. {9} (al-Rum 30:8–9). It is true that in the later Islamic intellectual tradition, the philosophers have introduced a general distinction between “rational investigation” (bahth) and “taste” (dhawq), i.e., realized knowledge. In this broad sense, ratio primarily constituted the basis of scientific knowledge and claimed precision and certainty. [17] Raghib al-Isfahani, al-Mufradat fi gharib al-qur’an (Istanbul: Kahraman Yayinlari, 1986), p. 511. Reduced to a function of reasoning as formal logic, existence, too, is reduced to a logical term with no meaning and force outside logical-linguistic constructions [8]. It involves rational analysis but also moral commitment. Via ↓13 – The Richest. {179} (al-A’raf 7:179). 21. The order and regularity that come with this is a proof for the existence of an intelligent Creator. {63} And who other than Him brings forth His creation and then recreates it? Thus “neither religion dispenses with reason nor reason with religion. The Qur’anic mode of thinking is then primarily not descriptive but prescriptive. In this sense, our encounter with the reality of things is a rational and conceptual process but takes place within a larger context of intelligibility and significance that goes beyond purely logical and discursive thinking. The path of thinking which we find in the Qur’an is not comprised of assembling of facts; nor is it a pietistic enumeration of commands and prohibitions. This deeper wisdom helps us see the difference between the one who is blind and the one who sees. No votes so far! But this in no way diminishes or undermines its significance. {193} Our Lord, and grant us what You promised us through Your messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. That everything happens for a reason. The Quran addresses this question with a cosmological discourse, a reminder that it was God who created everything and caused it to be. As the ground of all that exists, existence is a gift of Divine creation and derives its sustenance from God. Recovering the Qur’anic path of thinking and the traditional meaning of ‘aql is an urgent task for the contemporary Muslim world. The Qur’anic treatment of moral choices and how they are made within the larger context of existence establishes rationality as a key component of moral behavior. [21] Ibn al-Manzur, Lisan al-‘Arab, entries on ‘aql and qalb (Beirut: no date) Vol. Once the heart is blinded, all else is skewed and darkened. The short answer is “yes”; because God is sovereign, there are no random, out-of-control happenings.God’s purposes may be hidden from us, but we can be assured that every event has a reason … Jean Jolivet in L’Intellect selon Kindi (Leiden, Holland: E. J. Brill, 1971). Thus the values by which we are to live must be derived from the facts of nature which we must investigate through rational inquiry and logical analysis. 3- The reward might not always be in this life. In Islamic law and theology, a person must be ‘sane’ or ‘intelligent’ (‘aqil) in order to be responsible for his/her actions because there is no religious responsibility (taklif) without having sanity or reason (‘aql). We woke up to a mountain covered in a thick blanket of grey cloud and with an unforgiving, blustery wind banging on the windows. But those who have been created to worship God take their own ego as their master and worship themselves even though they have been given clear signs. Believing in God and not heeding His guidance presents a clear case of incoherence. In this sense, rationality is essentially ‘logical consistency’ and finds its purest expression in formal logic and scientific method [7]. Zaida Ayliff Solomons writes under the pen name Zaida bint Amina for the popular facebook page Iiwords. The real question is what causes situations to happen in your life? This basic meaning of reason is not to be taken lightly, for it underlies the essential component of thinking and contemplation as the proper human response to the call of reality. Knowledge as the disclosure of the inherent order and structure of things rejects instrumentalist and subjectivist rationality and instead sets up a context of intelligibility in which our reason and thinking function as a response to the call of reality. As I shall discuss below, the Qur’an considers human reason as part of a larger reality whose meaning cannot be encapsulated and disclosed by logical analysis, conceptual abstraction or rational discourse alone. Dupre does not explain why Islam needs to revisit the “validity of its spiritual vision” but he clearly echoes an increasingly common view about the so-called “Islamic reformation”. -- Cynthia Rusli. Furthermore, Islam endorsed violence on non-Muslims to convert them because it could not have produced rational arguments to convince the non-believer. Everything happens for a reason. There are cases where the “anything goes” principle is more useful and functional than some abstract and mathematical notion of reason [9]. 11. ?REVIVE A SUNNAH SERIES: Cover All You Need with This Comprehensive Supplication! And when He causes it to fall upon whom He wills of His servants, immediately they rejoice. Quran: [17:36] "You shall not accept any information, unless you verify it for yourself. The Prophet of Islam has defined ‘intelligent person’ (al-kayyis) as one who “controls his ego and prepares for the afterlife” (Tirmidhi, al-Qiyamah, 25). Is there, then, a god besides God? 7, p. 10. 10 Goals Muslim Teenagers Must Strive for! [41] Ibn Miskawayh, The Refinement of Character, p. 44. Animals serve the purpose for which they have been created. Elton Ball from Janesville was looking for i believe that everything happens for a reason essay . According to the spiritual anthropology of the Qur’an, one must constantly work on his heart, mind and conscience, and guard himself against falsehood. The Qur’an addresses the human person directly to make this point: Do you then think that We have created you without a purpose and that you will not be returned to Us? {35} And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Rather, it is to admit the limitations of human reason. But since no parable is devoid of cognitive content, this is an appeal both to reason and imagination so that we may “remember” what is essential. Knowing as encounter means that we stand before our object of knowledge. However, reading the Quran will lead you to ponder many things: the world in which you exist, social norms of the day, and the power, compassion, and mercy of the Being that created everything. H. Sandubo (Tunisia: Dar al-Ma’arif, 1991), p. 7. What they’re meaning to say is: God takes care of everything in a believer’s life. More information... People also love these ideas That the people we have in our lives are in our lives without accident. But it is unreasonable to claim that reason alone can give us meaning and freedom. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous. 3 min read. 372–3. The key point is that correct thinking and moral behavior complement each other and thus reject any dichotomy between reason, rationality, belief and morality. The Qur’an insists on the convergence of the two axes of causality: horizontal, which regulates the world of physical causes, and vertical, which introduces the ‘Divine command’ (amr) into the natural realm. And there is not a thing except that it exalts Him by His praise, but you do not understand (tafqahuna) their [way of] exalting. The Qur’an uses the same word, ayah, to refer to its verses as well as “God’s signs” (ayat Allah) in the universe, which can be compared to what the Latins have called vestigia Dei. The two modes of thinking, however, complement each other and help us uncover the multilayered structure of reality, which, after all, demands a multidimensional yet integrated approach. Instead, he tries to recover the original Greek meaning of logos as ‘gathering’ and ‘togetherness’. [20] Mulla Sadra, Risalat al-Hashr, ed. They praised the simplicity of Islamic faith against the complexities of Christian theology and rituals and admired the advanced state of Islamic civilization. Today, radically anti-Islamic and Islamophobic voices cite similar arguments to depict Islam and Muslims as irrational and violent. There was a solemn silence from the crowd and all that was heard was: “SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar.” [Glory be to Allah (swt), All Praise is for Allah (swt), There is No God only Allah (swt), Allah (swt) is the Greatest. There are well over 7 billion people on this planet, don’t get caught up on the ones that can’t see your worth. Reason has no problem with accepting ‘consciousness of God’ (taqwa) as a moral and spiritual principle because it guides our moral choices. Or darkness equal to light? Is there, then, a god besides God? By the same token, two [distinct] forms cannot emanate from God in one single manner. 120–135. Have courage to use your own reason! The erosion of the principle of reason in late modernity has hurt human aspirations globally to create a world based on reason, justice and equality. (Bloomington, IN: World Wisdom, 2009, 2nd edition), pp. See his Hujjat al-Allah al-balighah (Cairo: Dar al-Turath, nd. Subsuming reason within a larger context of existence goes against the main thrust of modern rationalism. A similar danger is to act on zann, subjective opinion or conjecture, without sound evidence and firm foundation. Mulla Sadra provides a vivid description of this aspect of the intellect: The intellect, since there is no veil between it and the the First Truth [God], can witness by itself the essence of the Truth [God] … there is no veiling between the two … [God] can certainly manifest itself to the intellect and the manifestation here takes place through the lucid [unveiling] of [God’s] essence. "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing Really Matters At All" track listing: 01. The ontological disconnect that separates the visually blind from the experience of colors makes the discourse about colors impossible. He has no need of any cause, vehicle, or stages for His creation. In Surah At-Tawba Allah gives His servants the assurance of … The wholeness of our epistemic experience of things stems from the wholeness of existence. Conclusion: Is Return to Reason Still Possible? Raghib al-Isfahani divides reason into two: ‘aql matbu’, “innate reason”, and ‘aql masmu’, “acquired reason”. As I shall discuss shortly, if the world has been created by God, then it cannot be reduced to utility. 458–9. The secular critics consider Islam as essentially incompatible with the secular-humanist ethos of modernity and thus in conflict with the supposedly rational-scientific basis of modern culture. ‘Aql is innately capable of performing the two functions of logical analysis and intuitive knowing without a contradiction. As God’s intelligent work, the world of creation reflects His creative power. And to God belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is God Knowing and Wise. [39] Ibn Miskawayh, The Refinement of Character (Tahdhib al-akhlaq), tr. The Modern Context: The Enlightenment Reason. Everything happens for a reason.. #Alhumdulilah #For #Islam #Muslim. For the English translation of al-Tirmidhi’s work see Nicholas Heer, trans., “A Treatise on the Heart,” in Three Early Sufi Texts, trans. Saved by Zaripooh 1916. The invisible world refers to that realm of existence known to God alone. I don’t know— I can’t see. the whole world). 7. The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. These cookies do not store any personal information. God can be known through reason/intelligence to the extent to which the Absolute and the infinite can be intuited, grasped and represented through formal propositions, concepts, and metaphors. ]: Bring your proof if you are right [in associating others with God]. [29] This evocative phrase by Shah Waliullah of Delhi (d. 1762), one of the greatest scholars of the sub-continent of India, also sums up the integrative approach of classical Muslim thinkers towards the human person. The Qur’an says: “And indeed We have put forth for men in this Quran every kind of similitude in order that they may remember” (al-Zumar 39:27). The wholesale encounter with reality is a key component of the Quranic vocabulary of thinking and stems from the essential relationship between reason and existence. The Qur’an subscribes to a substantive view of rationality by asserting that not only our instruments and procedures but also our fundamental notions and concepts should be properly rational and conform to the reality of things. “Success is not a miracle. 2- Remember the story of Prophet Job peace be upon him. At any rate, elements of ‘anti-reason’ seem to have crept into the new world order promised by the Enlightenment, and the modern capitalist society with its evasive impersonalism, crude individualism and structural violence, is a far cry from a rational social order. R. J. Hollingdale (Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1961), p. 45. We can rationally and scientifically analyze the physical universe because it lends itself to such investigation in the first place. Be the first to rate this post. And since, God takes care of everything then nothing happens by chance. Everything that happens in your life is ALL part of God’s plan. The former view, represented by the Vienna Circle and its followers, has construed reason as an absolute and timeless principle unaffected by history, custom or such human frailties as emotion and desire. Everything from good and bad that happens to us is determined by Allah Almighty: The sections of this article are: 1- Everything from good and bad that happens to us is determined by Allah Almighty. 8. {5} Indeed, in the alternation of the night and the day and [in] what God has created in the heavens and the earth are signs for a people who fear God. A person who has perfected his sense of discernment can intuit and grasp the universe praising God. The humans share this quality with nature with one fundamental difference: they have free will (iradah) and must chose faith over disbelief, truth over falsehood, and virtue over vice [36]. Like many autocracies, the Nazis, for instance, had a rule-bound, procedurally ‘rational’ governance of Germany. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. 3, p. 314. Then would you be a guardian over him? Rationality created a new domain of truth for itself and bade farewell to our holistic experience of reality. Some will teach us lesson, not to change us, but to make us to be a better person." Once this conscience is awoken and brought up to reckon with the reality of things, everything falls in place: our reason, thinking, sense organs, seeing, hearing, perceiving and moral judgments begin to come together. {44} And when you recite the Quran, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil. 3, p. 314. According to Harith al-Muhasibi (d. 857), reason is “a disposition that is known through its deeds” [15]. 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