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Old 07-17-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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We are often seen as having an OT type relationship with God(swt). Which is an incomplete truth as we also see the great love Allaah(swt) has for his creation. We see him as having no needs, but also of infinite mercy and oft forgiving with no demands exept for us to sincerly repent and accept his mercy.

We "feel" his mercy and know he is closer to us than even our own thoughts. We know he places no demands upon us we can not handle and trust in His guidance. We know he will never expect from us that which we can not do.
Sounds just like "my" God!
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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Not unique to Islam of course, but needing a religion to connect oneself to God or teach you how to feel God is never "the best" of anything.
I agree, TriMT7. The religion, IMO, can be a method of delivery to point one toward God, but I don't believe that any of them are the "right" one. By the limits of our humanity, we are only capable of seeing God dimly, but we must do the best we can. And perhaps sometimes we are guided to the path we end up taking.

I am strongly with the Quakers on their belief that you cannot tell anyone else how to experience God, you can only know how you experience God.

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Especially where you can't even say God, Allah, Jesus, Muhammed without some sort of rote preface or suffix (Peace be upon him, etc.).... which is an unnecessary sign of religious fluffery adding layers of bureacracy and control.
^^^ I agree with this. Christians having to end every prayer with "and we ask this in Jesus's name" has the same effect on me. To me, it borders on superstition.
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