"The God is the Lord of those who believe; He leads them out of the darkness into the light. While those who disbelieve, their lords are their idols; they lead them out of the light into the darkness. They have deserved the Fire as their eternal abode." Q2:257
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A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths."
Islam has been misinterpreted many times over - eversince time immemorial. This is
evident in the Quran (ali-Imran, verse 19).
Yes, they do say 'Islam' is peace, but what many do not realise is the obscurity surrounding this word has fooled the people for ages and successfully turned it into a brand name for a religion (not ordained by the God).
"They have taken their priests and rabbis as lords besides the God, as well as Christ the son of Mary. They were commanded not to serve, but the one God; there is no god except He, much too glorious to have partners". Q9:31
The above verse does not utter religion, but only to serve the God.
"Indeed, the Order besides the God is the Bliss (al-Islamu), and whatever disputes those who are given the scripture have, except after came to them the knowledge because of envy of each other, and whoever disbelieve with the signs of the God, thus and indeed the God is quick in retribution". Q3:91
The English word 'peace' is also not fully appreciated by English speakers, and the normal layman's usage limiting it to mean 'not warring/fighting' has further erode the truth.
The "Islam" programmed by the God encompasses the narrowed understanding of the word peace, and for lack of a better word - 'bliss', would portray a much clearer picture of it. Bliss is within, and expands the mind, body and soul; and is not attainable from, nor affected by external stimulus.
In reference to Q42:13 of the Quran, Islam has been programmed way back to the times of Noah, and set to be 'the' Order (of the day) for all the people of all times henceforth as mentioned in Q3:19.
It is perfectly clear in the Quran that Islam has been hijacked from the people, and swayed into a variety of religions since Noah's time, though not branded and employing the name 'Peace', but instead titled and styled after messengers and prophets, whom they idolised, and not until the Arabs picked it up for the name of their new religion.
It is no wonder the world is in such a disorder as no one is able to attain bliss, and the only 'peace' one could experience (if ever) is only temporal. As the people are swayed away from the God's Order (Deen), and lead into man-made order (New World Order), which is divided into state (centred around money/materialism) and religion (centred around rituals and gurus), humans are then being shackled and subjugated by fellow humans.
The Quran relates the history of Moses, whom the God commanded to deliver the Children of Israel from the tyrannical and oppressive Phaoroah, who contrary to popular belief was a 'Priest' and not a 'King' and who pioneered religion and used it as a very effective tool for control. Also, Jesus was sent to the same people to free them from the same form of shackles and subjugation. Last but not least the person mentioned as 'Muhammad' (One who glorifies) in the Quran, was sent to his people to remove the same bondage:
"And for those who follow the messenger, the Gentile prophet; whom they find written as of the Torah and the Gospel, and he advocates them to what is obvious, and to refrain from evil, and he encourages for them the good things, and discourages upon them the bad, to unload off them the burdens and the bondage, which were bonded upon them. Thus, those who believe with him, and endorse and support him and they follow the like, that was sent and what is with him. They are those who benefit". Q7:157
The only way a human can experience peacefulness on the Earth, is to return to the Divine Order, which is the intended and natural program for all beings (animals, plants, humans and the planet Earth itself being a part of the grand Universe), and to (re)learn the Laws of the Universe, and lead life according to it.
The transgressions have taken its toll and the damaged done, many Tsu-namis have come and gone and many more will come...it is still not late for one (any one) to experience bliss by removing the baggage off one's shoulder. . . no matter what relgion one is presently in, and be a 'Muslim' meaning - a blissful person.
These individuals simply experience life as a pleasant and harmonious sojourn. These are often recognized as being an "old soul". A term applied to those who seem to create for themselves an experience of simplicity and contentment, and no recognition is given to them as accomplishing anything in particular (Becoming of a hu-man being).
Time is running out. The imbalance of both humanity and Earth, caused by mankind is at a confrontational level with the Creator of the Galaxy/Universe.