Islamology; How does religion benefit me in my affairs?
Main Subject: Islamology
Lesson 5: What is Religion?
Lesson 6: Religion and Dunya
Number of slides: 16
How to start?
I do exist
The world out of me exists
I want to reach the highest and longest pleasures
For this I need to act and do things
For this I need to know the existence
(Entities and rights)
(Creation and it’s rules)
I> pleasure> knowledge of entities and rights> action
What is Religion?
Religion as defined by Islam
Four causes or elements in any definition:
What exists and what does not exist.
Rules and rights
System and network
A superior an infallible entity
For the happiness and perfection of Man in Dunya and Akhirah
Main goals of religion
The love of god
Connect to eternal world
Release yourself from limitations
Religion and obligations
God’s religion, if it has hardships, is for the growth and excellence of man
The faith and disbelief of the whole world has no effect on God’s grandeur
The duties of parents, teachers and even doctors for humans are compassion and love
Religion, hell and torment
Religion did not come to threaten
Religion and Fitrah
Religion is based on Fitrah (Compatibility)
Religion, fixed and variable rules
The rule of keeping the hijab and keeping the gaze is to attain the peace of the human heart and soul and to preserve the family center health
Conflict of two rulings or two laws
The obligation to keep the hijab or to protect the eyes from the impermissible in conjunction with going to a doctor of the opposite sex to maintain health
Religion and Dunya
1. The world is a passage to the hereafter
Man is composed of body and soul
Spirit, the infinite truth of man
The body is a vehicle for the perfection of the soul
The world is a platform for work and effort
2. Hereafter, the inner side and Bātin of Dunya
Everything and every action has an inner truth in another dimension
The closer we get to God and the higher worlds, the uglier the face of that which is hateful to God.
Why do sinful people not understand hell as lustful?
Intense attention to one thing causes neglect of another thing (hell and torment) and its opposite (God and God’s color).
For example, someone who is in a state of trance (intense attention) does not feel pain.
3. Religion and Dunya
Religiosity is not associated with avoiding the world
Asceticism (Zuhd) is wanting not, not having not
Want this world as much as this world is and the Hereafter as much as the Hereafter is
There is no mathematical relationship between the finite world and the infinite hereafter
Strict austerities are prohibited
The first meeting of the great mystic Seyyed Hashem Haddad with the complete mystic Seyyed Ali Ghazi
4. Religion and secularism
Separation of administrative and governmental institutions from religious institutions
Religion is only for the individual sphere
The management of the human world is the responsibility of collective wisdom and human reason
How to prove that politics, government and society are an important part of religion?
1. The definition of religion includes politics
2. Many political and social instructions in the Quran and hadiths and the life of Ahl al-Bayt
3. Ignoring social and political issues violates God’s purpose of creation, and this is inconsistent with God’s wisdom and mercy
5. Collective Aql and management of the world
Why hasn’t God entrusted the management of the human world 100% to collective reason and experience and trial and error?
1. Reason is fallible and has no way to discover the relationship between this world and the hereafter
Service and kindness to parents especially at elderly causes social and worldly loss
Serving parents as one of the most important ways of growth and excellence and opening the doors of the world of Malakūt to man
2. The ability and inability of human reason to recognize dimensions of material and worldly good and expediency
Management of communities
War and bloodshed
The advanced countries of the world have been receiving interest from the people for the loans given by the banks for many years, and with this, a lot of injustice was done to the poor. But after several decades, they realized that this work is detrimental to the society’s economy, and they tried to remove the usurious banking system from their society and pay interest-free loans to people in cases of need.
Unfortunately, there are still loans with interest in some advanced and non-advanced societies and it breaks the backs of the poor and the needy and destroys production and economy.
Family and child rearing
Their own economy
Poverty and misery in the world
The feeling of human happiness
Forces of Nafs (soul) and how they release you from suffering and depression
The difference/ relationship between the brain, mind, Nafs (Soul), heart, and recognizing the root cause of
human suffering and depression through the ontological knowledge of these powers.
Heavy Costs for the Shrines of the Imams, Why? Are They Satisfied with?
The best answer to this question is that these shrines belong to the Ahl al-Bayt and the Ahl al-Bayt themselves have special care and attention to their shrine. If these constructions, beautifications and expansion of the shrines were not to the satisfaction of the owners…