Waking God 1 : Fatwa and Religion
SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010
Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, head of the Minhaj ul-Quran religious and educational organisation said " Islam was a religion of peace that promotes beauty, “betterment”, goodness and “negates all form of mischief and strife”.
“Terrorism is terrorism, violence is violence and it has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it, or any kind of excuses or ifs or buts.”
Clearly, from "Thou shalt not kill," "Love thy neighbor, and we are all one, spiritual doctrine says NO to violence, hatred, terror, racism, bigotry and intolerance. I use the word spiritual instead of religious because the words of the prophets were never really supposed to be tied to a religious organization-in fact, most opposed such organizations and many prophets were murdered by them.
In WAKING GOD we see the outcome of religion gone insane. We see the dogmatic hold they have over their followers. We see the absurdity of it all. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri is a modern day prophet who understands intentions, inner meanings and the obvious-religious institutions have not only failed their flock, they lead them down a path of destruction.
As we approach 2012, new voices are calling for a basic transformation of human thinking. They are calling for all to seek the true meaning of the prophets that have gone before us.
Ian says, "Religion is thus the low road precisely because it claims to be the highest road, a ready-made unachievable standard by which to compare (and conflate) all lesser thoughts and actions."