Friday, 23 March 2012

Reason & Revelation - What Is The Balance?

There has been so much debate and confusion throughout the history of Muslims regarding the role of reason and its place in comparison to revelation. There are some who argued that reason is superior because it is a pre-requisite for understanding the revelation and there are others who argued that revelation is superior because it directs the reason in the right way. No doubt both reason and revelation are from Allah. The proper use of reason should lead one to Allah and His revelation. However when one finds the revelation what then is the role of reason? If reason has a role then how should one balance between reason and revelation? How did the Prophets and Messengers do this?

These are very important questions for us and Allah has showed us the answers to these in the Qur'an itself through various stories. The story that stands out the most in this regard is the story of Musa (AS). There is a great deal of his life mentioned before he becomes a prophet so that we can understand how Musa (AS) used reason without revelation. Then he becomes a prophet and receives revelation but does not abandon reason. The way he uses reason now is even more intriguing. One example of this is his encounter with the "mysterious" Khidr. There are many more examples given in the Qur'an

The Story Musa (AS) in The Qur'an Seminar on Saturday (tomorrow) looks at this phenomena in detail. This is your golden opportunity to explore the balance between reason and revelation in the seminar by one of the leading scholars and thinkers of the west today Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi. Of course this is only one of many aspects of the story of Musa (AS) discussed in the seminar, for other aspects please read the previous posts below. This is the last chance to register online.

The Story of Musa (AS) in The Qur'an

Lessons for The 21st Century

By Shaykh Dr Mohammed Akram Nadwi

When:
Saturday 24th March 2012 Time: 10AM - 6PM

Venue:
Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge University

Registration: http://courses.meoc.org.uk


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Facilities: Free parking, Crèche/Childcare, book stalls, food stalls, free 2-nights stay at the mosque

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Previous Posts

Immersion Method - How To Inspire & Teach Your Child Using Qur'anic Stories

When Musa (AS) Came To Britain...

Arab Spring or Muslim Spring?

Musa (AS) - The Prophet Who Built Islam

Musa (AS) - The 21st Century Liberator of Muslims

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