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060 Is This What We Are Created For?

060 Is This What We Are Created For?

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1. Look around, make observations.

2. Apply some use some logic and reasoning to what I have been observing, and try to work out what appears to be, or the apparent reasons or the objectives of what I am seeing

3. Now try to identify the many Aayaths in the Holy Quran that describes what I have seen or observed, and then

4. See if these Aayaths of the Holy Quran actually gives us new perspectives or enlightening views.
1. Look around, make observations.

2. Apply some use some logic and reasoning to what I have been observing, and try to work out what appears to be, or the apparent reasons or the objectives of what I am seeing

3. Now try to identify the many Aayaths in the Holy Quran that describes what I have seen or observed, and then

4. See if these Aayaths of the Holy Quran actually gives us new perspectives or enlightening views.

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Published by: Imtiaz Muhsin on Mar 03, 2013
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60 Is This What We Are Created For?
 
CULTURE OF ISLAM
 
060 Is This What We Are Created For?
 
Imtiaz Muhsin20-Jan-12
The main objective of these talks (and therefore the scripts of these talks), is to stimulate thinking.Sensible, rational and logical thinking. So, my message, think, think & think!Be sensible, be rational and be logical.
 
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60 Is This What We Are Created For?
 
Please Note
1.
 
I have had the great privilege, (since Aug 2010), of presenting talks on the weekly Radio Program
‘Culture of Islam’
[
Every Friday 8 to 8.30 pm, Radio Sri Lanka - FM 97.4
]2.
 
Since these are Radio Talks, I refer
to, or address the audience as ‘listeners’
 3.
 
I am well aware that the audience to these talks would consist of people belonging to a variety of faiths. So as to make people of all faiths feel included, I very often use words and names that arecommon to all religions.4.
 
For these reasons, I use the name GOD, as well as Abraham, Moses, Jesus etc as well as thenames Allah, Ibrahim (Alaihis Salaam), Moosa (Alaihis Salaam), Easa (Alaihis Salaam) etc5.
 
Muslims by habit usually say ‘Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam’, when th
e name of Prophet Muhammad
is mentioned, and ‘Alaihis Salaam' when the name of a Prophet is mentioned. However, in these
series of talks I have reduced the use of these prayers & sayings to the bare minimum.6.
 
Muslims, also by habit, use a number of Arabic prayers or sayings, such as Alhamdulillah, InshaAllah and so on. Again, I have reduced the use of these prayers or sayings to the bare minimum.7.
 
Sometimes I have to write Arabic words in the English script.I have devised my own way of writing Arabic in English, as follows;
th s DHL H GhTH Ss DHZ h GHSW
 
Information on these talks along with all download links can be found on my on my Blog(http://imtiazm.wordpress.com/)
 
The dates or the schedules of these talks can be viewed on the Facebook Page(http://www.facebook.com/ImtiazMuhsin786)
 
The Scripts of these talks can be downloaded from www.ScribD.com(www.ScribD.com Author
 –
Imtiaz Muhsin)
 
The audio files of these talks can be downloaded from YouTube(YouTube Channel
 –
Imtiaz Muhsin)
 
The YouTube Link to this talk is at
All Praise and Thanksis due to Allah and Allah aloneAlhamdulillah!P.S. Picture on cover is that of a Mosque from the Kurnegala District in Sri Lanka
 
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060 Is This What We Are Created For?
Dear Friends,I greet you all with Assalamu Alaikum
 – 
which, I am sure you would recognize as the greeting of 
a Muslim, and means ‘Peace be upon you!’ or ‘Peace unto You!’
 This is the 7
th
Tal
k or episode in the Series ‘Knowing God’ Muslims identify God as Allah, and I prefer to refer to God as Allah Ta’aalah, which means Allah the most exalted, thus the title of thisseries is ‘Knowing Allah Ta’aalah’
 Today I wanted to talk on the intriguing topic about our creation, and then to explore throughreasoning, what could possibly be the objective or objectives.I wanted to treat this exercise as an interesting learning process, even look on it as an interesting
voyage of discovery
. My methodology was to be in four steps.1. Look around, make observations,2. Apply some use some logic and reasoning to what I have been observing, and try to work outwhat appears to be, or the apparent reasons or the objectives of what I am seeing
 3. Now try to identify the many Aayaths in the Holy Quran that describes what I have seen or observed, and then4. See if these Aayaths of the Holy Quran actually gives us new perspectives or enlighteningviews.(Note
 – 
what we refer to as the verses in the Holy Quran is known as the Aayaths in Arabic, andthe word Aayath means
 – 
Signs)
If Allah Ta’aalah is our creator and if the Holy Quran is the book of guidance revealed by Him,then what we read in the Holy Quran should ‘wow’ us – 
Insha Allah!Is it that my reasoning is just mundane, and is the reasoning in the Holy Quran enlightening?So in other words the steps would be observing, reasoning, referring to the Signs or the Aayath onthe Holy Quran and then seeing whether my perspectives have been enhanced.Have I become more knowledgeable?Well that is what I want to find out
 – 
an enlightened view, of why we have been created.
Interesting, challenging, enlightening and the cost of this ‘course’ – 
only time, seeking andreflecting
 – 
in other words, no material costs
 – 
it is free!! Now when I embarked on this exercise, I thought I could cover it in one program. But then thereare so many phenomena that we see, so many Aayaths that describe these phenomena, and theviews being extolled in the Holy Quran does give us new insights. I must share these with you.But then again, there is so much of material, and it is so very interesting.I have thus decided to cover this topic in a series of talks.

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