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20 February 2008 @ 11:57 pm
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The root of the word Iman is a-m-n which means: to be calm and quiet (in one’s heart); to be protected from fear; trustworthiness and truthfulness. Iman means to accept truthfully, to be convinced, to verify something, to rely upon or have confidence in something. Iman is usually translated in English as faith or belief, and faith in turn signifies acceptance without proof or argument, without reference to reason or thought, knowledge or insight. According to the Qur’an, Iman is conviction which is based upon reason and knowledge; a conviction that results from full mental acceptance and intellectual satisfaction; the kind of conviction that gives one a feeling of inner contentment and peace. And a Mu’min is one who accepts truth in such a way that it ensures his own peace. - Dr. Mansoor Alam

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clearherthroat on February 21st, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
I had never before known that reason, knowledge, and faith did not have to be mutually exclusive. They were a contradiction before Islam. For me, intellectual satisfaction is key.

Who knew it was possible?

To have true iman is the best feeling I have ever known. I wish it to be a part of you one day soon, too.
silentjewel on February 21st, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
It's silentjewel from Broken =)
jadeserenity on February 22nd, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
Grokking is.
naiveheretic on February 23rd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
added you as requested, although my lj is very much neglected ;)
thisisfuckedup on March 17th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
i'm adding you because...i live in the room right next to you :)
her_iman on March 17th, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
yeah, well, that's because you're a weirdo and you haven't got sense enough to run far, far away.

*cackles madly*
fierceawakening on April 23rd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
meep.
her_iman on August 21st, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
added you back.

i've taken a not-so-short break from livejournal but i think i might be returning :) also to blogging hopefully!
lajeunefolle on September 28th, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
hakanai. Broken. Add?

I'm not very eloquent with these things. ;)
reddgray on September 29th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
name twin???
lucid_secret on October 7th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
-A friend from Broken.. named Lucid Secret here.
vestale on November 12th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Broken too :)
(V...an... etc )