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    Why do you think your religion is true?

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    So what make you think that your religion is true?

    Is there any logical reason other than that you believe your prophet or guru?

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Why do you think your religion is true?


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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Quote Originally Posted by cali dude View Post
    So what make you think that your religion is true?

    Is there any logical reason other than that you believe your prophet or guru?

    It makes sense, both intellectually and experientially. To varying degrees, none of the others do.

    I guess I can be more specific in two ways. Firstly, while the Buddhist fundamentals do require 'faith' in the sense they can't be logically or scientifically proven the substantial body of philosophy derived from them is right up there compared with any Western philosophical tradition despite being many centuries older; I'd put them on intellectual 'level terms' maybe only from Hume onwards. That suggests to me the fundamental assumptions have a reasonable chance of being right.

    Secondly, Buddhism addresses reality as I see it, and teaches people to accept it and deal with it by their own efforts. No reliance on a God to put things right or reward/punish you, or tales of an afterlife to look forward to help you cope with that reality. The 'problem of evil' convinced me long ago that no such God exists.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Oh there are so many things that I find Islam to be the true religion.

    - It is the only religion that provides guidance in EVERY aspects of human life, hence it is the most complete religion
    - Its scripture, the Qur'an, is the ONLY scripture that is unchanged, unaltered
    - The life of its messenger, Muhammad SAW, is well-documented to the minutae details and provide best examples how to live life
    - As I am a scientifically-inclined person, I find things in the Quran that is proven/known only centuries later after it was revealed
    - The teachings of islam appeal intellectually to me
    - I see/witness that people who truly observe the teachings of Islam are truly happy persons despite circumstances and most righteous
    - I have had numerous personal experiences that strengthen my faith in Islam

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

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    Oh there are so many things that I find Islam to be the true religion.

    Every religion that has at least one genuine follower is a true religion

    - It is the only religion that provides guidance in EVERY aspects of human life, hence it is the most complete religion

    All religions provide guidance of some description, some good, some not so good; but the authors of them thought they had all aspects covered

    - Its scripture, the Qur'an, is the ONLY scripture that is unchanged, unaltered

    Other holy books have very fervent followers who have a strong view of their scriptures which could make them feel their versions are better.

    - The life of its messenger, Muhammad SAW, is well-documented to the minutae details and provide best examples how to live life

    Most sects have a figurehead who radiates perfection to its followers.

    - As I am a scientifically-inclined person, I find things in the Quran that is proven/known only centuries later after it was revealed

    A personal view that gives one safety in a stormy world, but not science based.

    - The teachings of islam appeal intellectually to me


    A personal view that others have in relation to their own beliefs.

    - I see/witness that people who truly observe the teachings of Islam are truly happy persons despite circumstances and most righteous

    A common feeling amongst religious peoples of many faiths

    - I have had numerous personal experiences that strengthen my faith in Islam

    A common occurrence amongst religious peoples of other faiths

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    This isn't a debate thread. There are plenty of other threads for that.

    As for me, I think Islam to be true because I believe the Qur'an is a miraculous text in several different ways. Having also observed the character of Muhammad (peace be upon him), the idea that he was lying about receiving revelations over a period of 23 years does not seem plausible. The idea that he was 'mistaken' about the revelations is equally, if not more implausible.

    Again, if you wish to debate about this, you can create a new thread or find an existing one using the search function.
    Why do you think your religion is true?


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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Oh there are so many things that I find Islam to be the true religion.

    Every religion that has at least one genuine follower is a true religion
    Says who? The true religion is from Allah alone. So either back up your claims that it is from God or drop it.


    - It is the only religion that provides guidance in EVERY aspects of human life, hence it is the most complete religion

    All religions provide guidance of some description, some good, some not so good; but the authors of them thought they had all aspects covered
    You completely sidestepped the point. It doesn't matter if they thought they had everything covered. Islam has everything covered. While others flounded about making up rules for problems their texts can't address, Muslims have a clear guide.

    - Its scripture, the Qur'an, is the ONLY scripture that is unchanged, unaltered

    Other holy books have very fervent followers who have a strong view of their scriptures which could make them feel their versions are better.
    Another sidestep. It doesn't matter if they FEEL that it is better. The Quran has not been altered and this is historically demonstrable and a sign from Allah.

    - The life of its messenger, Muhammad SAW, is well-documented to the minutae details and provide best examples how to live life

    Most sects have a figurehead who radiates perfection to its followers.
    Not all characters are created equal. Not all made so many prophecies that were true. And most of all, none were as successful as the Prophet pbuh who is regarded by histories to be the most successful religious personality and most influential individual in history.

    Moreover, this si where authenticity comes in. Followers often add and embellish the lives of their leaders but in Islam, the science of hadith eliminates this problem and leaves a true account of the Prophet's pbuh character.

    - As I am a scientifically-inclined person, I find things in the Quran that is proven/known only centuries later after it was revealed

    A personal view that gives one safety in a stormy world, but not science based.
    Your comment appleis more to you than anyone else. Muslims reached the height of their scientific progress right after revelation showing that Islam encourages scientific pursuit (the scientific method was pioneered by early Muslims). Moreover, the scientific miracles in the Quran such as the creation of rain and origin of iron are clear indications of divinity.


    - The teachings of islam appeal intellectually to me


    A personal view that others have in relation to their own beliefs.
    There is no doubt that the teaches of Islam appear to the intellect as has been shown by the scientific progress of early Muslims. Unlike Christians who had to kick their faith to the curb before they could advance scientifically.

    - I see/witness that people who truly observe the teachings of Islam are truly happy persons despite circumstances and most righteous

    A common feeling amongst religious peoples of many faiths
    Righteousness is only called so if God deems it so. Those people who consider themselves good would have to show that their definition of good is supported by God.

    - I have had numerous personal experiences that strengthen my faith in Islam

    A common occurrence amongst religious peoples of other faiths
    True enough. But one must understand the differences between such experiences. Most, if not all, Muslim reverts give intellectual arguments and often cite scripture and logic as the basis for their faith. Unlike Christians who cite ambiguous dreams, feelings, or apparritions which more often than not are delusions of their own making and comparable to the effects of hallucinogens.
    Why do you think your religion is true?

    Even Satan believes in Allah.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    No more debating. Future posts of that nature will simply be deleted.
    Why do you think your religion is true?


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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Logic leads me to have no doubt in the existence of a Creator, the origins of life, the systems within ants, migratory butterflies, reproduction and much more. The line of prophets that have unfaulteringly bought to us the message of one God only with no partners, Prophet Muhammads (peace be upon him) incredible life, story and Hadiths, the existence of the unchangeable Qur'an, the circumstances in which the Qur'an came to being. Then since beleiving there is the answering of dua's, the incredible people such as Dr Zakir Naik, Harun Yayha, the Sheiyks who cry when resciting our Noble Qur'an, the poor and destitute, those who have been persecuted in palestine,Darfur etc who never fail in their belief and in their ability to humble us with their strength, the many scientists who come to embrace Islam out of logical process. But above and beyond allis the fact that when trust is placed in Allah I truly feel protected and righteous. Hope it helps, I could expand for hours but tried to give an overveiw. May Allah guide you and bring you to Islam, Ameen
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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Qur'an. There is no way a human being, let alone an illiterate man, can come with Speech so intricate in it's qualities, so eloquent in it's language, so subtle and perfect in it's grammer and style, so cohesive that each Surah flows from one to the next in a perfect union without ever denting the flow, so marvelous in it's beauty, so enchanting to the ears - only an ignoramus will ever disbelieve in it. The fact that each word is in it's proper place and perfectly suited for the place it has been used - such that one cannot take one word from one verse and replace it in another. The fact that it is gramatically unsurmountable - to the extent that it became the standard of perfect grammar for the Arabs, Muslims or not. The amazing depth of imagery in the very choice of words used.

    The fact that it can be memorized in it's entirety by kids as young as 6 and 7 that I personally know. The fact that it can be memorized by people well past the age of learning, in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s. The fact that it is memorized by millions of people, to the extent that every Muslim has some portion of it memorized. The fact that not only do we have the Qur'an the same as it was when the Messenger (saw) spoke it to the people, we even know how he spoke it and how he recited it, we know how he moved his mouth when pronouncing a word or letter. The fact that the listener is never bored from it, unlike how it so often happens with song and story books.

    So bring another Book that can achieve something similar. You will never be able to.

    {Allah has sent down the best statement: a consistent Book wherein is reiteration. The skins shiver therefrom of those who fear their Lord; then their skins and their hearts relax at the remembrance of Allah. That is the guidance of Allah by which He guides whom He wills. And one whom Allah leaves astray - for him there is no guide.}[az-Zumar: 23]
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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?


    Many things. Particularly my upbringing of well-mannered and respectable family. Also, the teachings of the Prophet pbuh and the Quran/sunnah/hadith in particular the rulings of sharia (which I have been studying for a year or so)

    Most recently though, my pilgrimage to Umrah where I witnessed two very fascinating things:

    1) Birds doing a variation of a tawaaf (circumbobulation) around the Kabah and tweeting to the fajr namaz.

    2) The mere fact that after every prayer there were at least 5 000 people coming out of the haram yet no signs of aggression or fighting (I was there for about 2 weeks and 0 crimes committed save a bus crash): pure humbleness and respect for everyone. Compare this to say a football match where a crowd with as many people would have at least a scuffle.
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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    The Quran and the Prophet's(PBUH) life and research on both of them for nearly two complete years.I am not that practicing but grew more knowledgeable and more aware of my own religion now.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Why do I think my religion is true?

    Proof through prophecy.

    Proof through archaelogy.

    Eywitness accounts of events during Jesus' time.

    Jesus dying on the cross for me out of love from the Father.

    People willing to die, recieve torture trying to tell the Gospel message.

    The miracle of the Holy Bible parts thousands of years old, 40 inspired writers -beautiful stories and parables- pertinent today and forever.

    The Holy Bible easily translated into every written language of the world so that people can and are encouraged to read the Holy Bible in their own language.

    The concern of the Holy Bible with the spiritual world, being with GOD, nothing to do with trying to gain material wealth or power in this world.

    A number of close encounters with GOD during prayer, after prayer- in times of trouble.

    Actually heard the Holy Spirit speak to me.

    IF, IF Jesus were proven to have never existed I would still want Hm to be my perfect example of the way to live my life.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Islam:

    -uncorrupted book with historical evidence and miracles
    -prophecies in quran and Prophet Muhammad pbuh (historically documented)
    -book is memorizable and better than music
    -covers every part of life and leaves nothing ambiguous
    - Prophet Muhammad pbuh biography and the fact that, according to historians, he was the most influential man in history.
    -unified religion with a single language and a single way to pray so everyone is together
    -makes sense without any nonsense mysteries or trivial embellishments or
    "super-human" priesthood and encourages you to challenge illogical dogma
    - impossible to destroy it as every Muslim has memorized at least two chapters of the Quran
    Why do you think your religion is true?

    Even Satan believes in Allah.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    islam is perfectly according to human nature; there is absolutely no conflict between Islam and our nature. When following some Islamic principle, you don't feel like you are doing something wrong or against your nature.

    the belief in one God who is Single, Unique, and has no partners is also according to human nature. You don't have muslims wondering about the nature of God or whether there could be more than one god, but you do have Christians wondering about the trinity and athiests wondering whether there is god or not. ppl of other faith are not satisfied with their beliefs but muslims are.

    The Quraan is a miraculous & perfect Book. Reading it sincerely tells you that it couldn't have been written by human. It's laws and commands are extremely just and good, hense it couldn't be from jinn or satan as some have alleged.

    The Prophet (SAW) was a perfect human being. Only a true prophet could be that perfect. If we compare the Prophet's character to all the false prophets, we can clearly see that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)'s character was outstanding while all the others had terrible character flaws.

    The true followers of Islam are perfect human beings. After 9/11 attacks, christians in western countries became so enraged that they killed ppl who they thought were muslims. They took out their anger on innocent ppl and it was unsafe for muslims to live in western countries but westerners were pretty much safely living in muslim countries despite the fact that the western countries attacked muslim lands. Shows a huge character difference.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    Quote Originally Posted by muhaba View Post
    The true followers of Islam are perfect human beings. After 9/11 attacks, christians in western countries became so enraged that they killed ppl who they thought were muslims. They took out their anger on innocent ppl and it was unsafe for muslims to live in western countries but westerners were pretty much safely living in muslim countries despite the fact that the western countries attacked muslim lands. Shows a huge character difference.
    Where did these supposed murders occur?

    That aside, you might at least compare like with like. You claim the 'true followers' of Islam are perfect human beings (and I have yet to meet a perfect human being of any religion!), suggesting there are other kinds - like those, presumably, responsible for 9/11 - yet all Christians are tarred with the same brush.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    I believe that islam is the true religion because:

    - The Quran is the most perfect book in the world and even though i do not know arabic, ive learn a few surahs and can recite them by heart al'hamdulilah

    - when we were doing our GCSE's, it was going rough. After prayers i asked Allah to make our tests less difficult and help us get through....and we did

    - Going to friday prayer and seeing all the different typed of culture and races come together as one. I saw a muslim african man holding the hand of a small white child which to me shows that racism does not exist is islam.

    - The fact that there are soo many miracles with Allah. From Lions to Birds calling out Allahs name to tamatoes and fishes and even honey to carry the name of Allah. And theres a picture on the internet of a line of trees which says in arabic " Ash'haduan la ilaha ilallah wa ash'haduana Muahmmadan rasullallah" which means "Theres is no god but Allah and Muhammed (PBUH) is his messenger". I dont know about you Christians or Athiest or Bhuddist but if this is a coincidence then truly shaytan is your best friend.

    and there are many more miracles out there and signs aswell which makes me believe that Islam is the true religion and way of life.

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    You set a criterion and you measure against it.. of course .. the criterion is the Quran.. prior to which religion though, there needs to be, do I believe in God?..otherwise there is no point to this exercise..

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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    I don't think it is..I know it is. haha just kidding.

    I don't consider mine the "truth" I consider it my way, and I don't care if someone thinks theirs is or not, as long as they leave me alone.
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    Re: Why do you think your religion is true?

    I read the Prophets peace be upon him biographie and was amazed and came to the conclusion that such things could not take place without divine intervention. I also read the Qur'an and it was as if it was talking to my soul, it would describe feelings that I felt before Islam and made me think this book is describing exactly me and my situation.

    Also I had an encounter with a jinn in days of ignorance which increased my faith.


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