Qur’an: The Cow (28 – 29)


(28 – 29)


How can you deny God,

Since you were dead

And God gave you life;

And will then kill you,

And then bring you to life;

Then you will be returned to God.


COMMENTARY:  God is the ultimate common denominator of all existence. God is formless. To call God a being is giving God a form. God underlies the beingness even.

A person consists of physical and mental forces and energies. Creation is the ever changing flux of physical and mental forces and energies that is always taking different forms. It is simplistic to consider Man to be a body animated by some external entity called God.

Basically we observe the forms being manifested and unmanifested. From this observation we surmise some underlying power, which we call God. How can one deny this?



God it is who created for you

All that is on the earth,

Then turned to the heights

And fashioned them into seven heavens;

And God is completely aware

Of all things.


COMMENTARY:  There are manifestations all around us. These manifestations have all different forms. There is earth and all that is on earth. There is sky and the space beyond containing sun, moon, planets, stars, etc. They are all there maintaining a perfect balance. This is simply awesome.


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  • anon  On August 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Man—Human body/creation is animated by “ruh” (a force/energy)

    From the Islamic perspective—God does not incarnate into form/creation. That is, God is not IN creation, rather creation is IN God.(finite within the infinite)
    God is “the reality that is dependent upon no other reality, but upon whom all other realities depend….” —Mutahari


  • vinaire  On August 22, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    True. Man is a bundle of both physical and mental forces and energies. Physical and mental go hand in hand. Neither is superior or inferior. Neither generates the other. Physical and mental aspects are parts of the same system.

    Again, God does not incarnate into any form in a literal sense. God is the common denominator underlying all forms (manifestations). Man considers some forms “god like” when they heavily contribute to the reduction of his suffering.

    This whole universe is a universe of name and form. God is a reality without name and form, which is postulated to underly this universe of name and form. One may certainly hold the idea, “God is the reality that is dependent upon no other reality, but upon whom all other realities depend,” without generating any inconsistency.



  • anon  On August 23, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Known within the Unknowable, Defined within the Undefined, Limited within the Unlimited.


    • vinaire  On August 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Yes, and no matter how much we know there will always be something to know beyond.

      And no matter how much we define there will always be something undefined beyond.

      And no matter what limits we explore, there would always be another limit to explore beyond.

      Isn’t that wonderful… Isn’t that awesome!!!



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