Picture of reality

beings and powers

The picture of reality emerging from an under-the-surface look at popular Islam is difficult for the Western mind to grasp.  Westerners also own such concepts, but the boundaries of the concepts and the realms of their operation are very different.

For ordinary Muslims, concepts of ‘being’ include a large range of both trans-empirical and empirical forms of life.  The Westerner does not agree that foods such as bread actually have intrinsic life or ‘being’ of their own.

‘Being’ is further complicated in that the ordinary Muslim has definite ideas about the realm in which each kind of ‘being’ operates.  For example, saints, zar spirits, the souls of the recently dead and other, trans-empirical beings work in the same sphere as humans.

 

 

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Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
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