Sunday, 19 May 2013

I.S.L.A.M.


I.S.L.A.M. is dedicated to providing a fresh yet theologically valid interpretation of the Holy Quran and other Islamic texts.
Our goal is to revive Islam, save it from anachronistic interpretations, and make it a true power to support the values of liberty and humanity.
Our approach incorporates the following three principles:
1. A probing analysis of the subtleties and complexities of the Arabic language - specifically etymologically and syntactically - in order to develop a more precise understanding of the Quran and the message it offers.
2. Knowledge of the historical circumstances which occasioned the revelation of key Quranic verses, since historical context is pivotal to fully understanding the many (otherwise arcane) allusions, subtleties, and asides that permeate the Quran, and that make the Quran much more than simply a book of rules and prohibitions.
3. Interpreting Quranic surras (i.e., chapters) and verses holistically, in order to better appreciate their overall significance and synergistic qualities, rather than individually, which only leads to literal interpretations that do not take into account counter-verses and even whole segments of the Quran.
4- Use of Cognitive Psychology to provide effective educational Models for young Muslims in order to consolidate the values of peace, love, and harmony into their minds instead of the values of hatred and intolerance.
I.S.L.A.M. respects the efforts of other Islamic scholars - past, present, and future - and seeks to build upon their work a more precise interpretation that better represents the true spirit of Islam. We also appreciate the feedback and involvement of other Islamic scholars and Muslims who have a sincere desire to understand and/or practice Islam in its peaceful form.
Our path is the path of love of God.
5:54 "soon will God produce people whom He will love as they will love Him"
2:165 "...But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for God."
Our way is to tell the truth.
18:29 Say, "The truth is from your Lord"
And our target is to represent God in our deeds and actions.
Quran 3:79 be ye "Rabbaneiin" (the word Rab means God, Rabanni is the person who has God living in him and is represended in his deeds and actions, and Rabbaneiin is the plural of the word Rabbani)