[6.6] Do they not consider how many a generation We have destroyed before them, whom We had established in the earth as We have not established you, and We sent the clouds pouring rain on them in abundance, and We made the rivers to flow beneath them, then We destroyed them on account of their faults and raised up after them another generation.
Muslims believe in reincarnation it seems! I rather like this account of a trying god and a useless body of men.
[6.17] And if Allah touch you with affliction, there is none to take it off but He; and if He visit you with good, then He has power over all things.
This is very interesting to me, muslims may have the same belief as me on this point, that science and medicine are not going to help you. I fyou get ill it's your own fault!
[6.19] Say: What thing is the weightiest in testimony? Say: Allah is witness between you and me; and this Quran has been revealed to me that with it I may warn you and whomsoever it reaches. Do you really bear witness that there are other gods with Allah? Say: I do not bear witness. Say: He is only one God, and surely I am clear of that which you set up (with Him).
Still baffled by the out and out derivation of other religions in the Quran. Why do it? What does it achieve in your followers othe than the ungodly ego trip.
[6.25] And of them is he who hearkens to you, and We have cast veils over their hearts lest they understand it and a heaviness into their ears; and even if they see every sign they will not believe in it; so much so that when they come to you they only dispute with you; those who disbelieve say: This is naught but the stories of the ancients.
This is very fine philosophy, I am always amazed at this ability of people. It seems they want proof but the proof they seek is inside of them and they do not recognise it or if they do see it, they do not trust it. It's also very Castaneda in its view point, my opinion of Islam is a real rollercoaster ride at the moment.
[6.50] Say: I do not say to you, I have with me the treasures of Allah, nor do I know the unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel; I do not follow aught save that which is revealed to me. Say: Are the blind and the seeing one alike? Do you not then reflect?
"I do not follow aught save that which is revealed to me." Wow, this is experience lead belief, I subscribe to this above all else.
[6.59] And with Him are the keys of the unseen treasures-- none knows them but He; and He knows what is in the land and the sea, and there falls not a leaf but He knows it, nor a grain in the darkness of the earth, nor anything green nor dry but (it is all) in a clear book.
Again with the Castaneda, this is describing Clarity and certainly confirms my belief that the knowledge I have picked up has been revealed to me rather than me figuring it out.
[6.73] And He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth with truth, and on the day He says: Be, it is. His word is the truth, and His is the kingdom on the day when the trumpet shall be blown; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; and He is the Wise, the Aware.
So overtly Castaneda, did Carlos study Islam, or did Mohammed study Yaqui?
[6.93] And who is more unjust than he who forges a lie against Allah, or says: It has been revealed to me; while nothing has been revealed to him, and he who says: I can reveal the like of what Allah has revealed? and if you had seen when the unjust shall be in the agonies of death and the angels shall spread forth their hands: Give up your souls; today shall you be recompensed with an ignominious chastisement because you spoke against Allah other than the truth and (because) you showed pride against His communications.
Well I guess i'll be judged then, although from what I have read so far i'm not far off Allahs teachings and the overlap between what I have learnt and what is being preached is humbling.
[6.135] Say: O my people! act according to your ability; I too am acting; so you will soon come to know, for whom (of us) will be the (good) end of the abode; surely the unjust shall not be successful.
Is this the game of life being revealed to Muslims as it was to me?