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The last two blogs looked at the compatibility of shari’a and US law from the perspectives of:  (1) the separation of church and state, and (2) the form of governance.  It is clear that shari’a not only contradicts, but that it is also incompatible with our founding principles.  This is simply a matter of fact as previously outlined.  In this post we’ll look at another area, that of the philosophical basis of Islam.  We’ve stated several times that the reasoning and consensus of the Islamic clerics was applied in:  (1) the creation of the Sunna, (2) the creation of the rules limiting the number of variant readings of the Qur’an, and (3) the identification of the trustworthy hadith.  But what were the philosophical and basis of reasoning that were applied, and do they matter?

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I’ve asserted in my book that all forms of governance break down into three or four types.  It is time to talk about those in more detail, as it has a direct relationship to the topic at hand.

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The next area we will explore is the compatibility of US and shari’a law.  As should be clear by now, Islam is more than simply a religion.  It is politics, military, civics, ethics, culture, law, and religion – all in one package.  Further, it is impossible to separate one aspect from another.  Islam is all.

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We will next turn to a quick look at the sources supporting both Christianity and Islam.  A prevelant criticism within Islam is that both the Torah and Bible have become corrupted.  But is this true?  We’ll start with an examination of the Bible, and by extension the Torah (Pentateuch) as it is also contained within the first five books of the Old Testament.  But first we’ll open with three passages from the Qur’an, the first two of which say that the truth comes from Allah, and that the Bible and Torah come from Him.  The last several verses of the second passage state that the Qur’an contains the same truth as in the earlier scriptures – the Bible and Torah.

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So far we’ve reviewed some of the differences between Islamic and Judeo-Christian beliefs, and how those differences translate into societies built upon each belief.  Again, these discussions are not judgments, but are based upon the facts and where logic then leads us – they are written to inform as meaningful discussion cannot occur in darkness.  There are metaphysical, theological, and logical differences between the two belief systems that lead to some significant differences between societies which use each as a foundation.  Do these differences matter? 

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We left off identifying some of the differences in morality between societies oriented toward God and Allah.  This time we will look at some of the implications for creation and man, based upon Allah’s being absolute will.  We will also pick up the remaining areas of existence and knowledge related to First Cause.  Again references to the Qur’an are taken from Pickthall’s book on the meaning of the Qur’an.

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The first post in this series will look at the nature of Allah.  Let’s start with the question, ‘Why does it matter?’  The answer to that question is straight-forward.  To be successful in the long-run, all societies must have an underlying moral basis.  Our Founders understood this in establishing the framework for this country.  But a few more questions are in order.  What is the moral basis of a society based upon Islam?  Does that moral foundation differ from a society based upon Judeo-Christian tenets?  If so, how does it differ? These are some of the questions we will try to answer as we go through this series.

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When I started this web-site, its purpose was to be a voice of truth – relying on facts in order to educate both myself and the reader as to what is right, what is truth, and what is good.  It is in this same vein that we continue the conversation, although the topic will be different.  I mentioned last time that I believe that we have a fourth ‘Great Awakening’ in the process of occurring during our lifetime.  Like Pearl Harbor in the twentieth century, this one is also being thrust upon us.  We will not have the luxury of trying to exhaust all peaceful means of resolution as existed during the first two awakenings.  Like it or not, believe it or not, a war is being thrust upon us that we did not start, we did not ask for, nor do we want.  It is not we who have declared this war, but some believers of Islam that have declared war on all who do not hold to its tenets.  Yes, there are peaceful Muslims, but it is not Muslims that are the source of the problem.  I believe with all my heart that the problem rests with the tenets of Islam itself.  Simply put, they are contrary to Judeo-Christian beliefs, and indeed contrary to the beliefs of any other significant religion including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism.  They are even contrary to those who hold to atheism.  The differences in idealism between Islam and other religions transcends not only our views of man’s nature, but includes how we are to live and how we are to be governed, for our very purpose is no longer the same.  But before we can talk about the tenets of Islam, one must have some basic understanding of the culture that it grew out of, and that is the purpose of this particular post.  At least it will be a start.

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Dan WolfMy goal is that my writing will help you to get started on your own journey of discovery, or help you along the way on a journey you may have already begun. Our Founders considered education, religion, morality, and virtue to be the cornerstones for any successful society. Being successful requires understanding both the languages of reason and faith; reason alone is insufficient.