Showing posts from August, 2012

Islamic Sources - Time and Place

It is perhaps the core of orthodox Islamic belief to believe that the Koran is the final moral code for humanity and the prophet Mohamed (pbuh) is the example we should follow for eternity.  The strange thing about this is even non-practicing Muslims still think this should be the goal.

Here, let us examine some of this.  First we deal with the idea that the prophet and the Sahabah are the ideal example we should follow for eternity.

The Hadith - The Life of the ProphetThe more I read, the more I come to the conclusion that the prophet and his companions were living the life of a people 1400 years ago in the uncivilized desert lands of Arabia.  The life was not a pretty one and not one we would be morally proud to uphold today.  So why do people think we should follow the example of such people today?  This is not to say they were bad men.  Not by any stretch of the imagination.  Yet they are by no means the final perfect morality of man for eternity.  Such is the case with all great …