Response to: Anthropomorphism: The other way around

Salaam Dara

Wow it can be a shock to see how unclear one’s writing is! Apologies for that. I never intended to suggest that Allah makes anthropomorphising statements about Himself. My point was that once we understand that each of us is an aspect (and only an aspect) of the totality, we might be able to stop judging and fighting because things follow like falling dominoes.

  1. we are limited and transient and therefore not privy to God’s thought, approval, anger, etc,
  2. therefore,
  1. it is a gross impertinence to make take it upon ourselves to enforce God’s will, punish transgressions, and so forth,
  2. and furthermore,
  1. we are all one, and part of the magnificence of God’s self-reflecting creation.

As that kicks in, surely we then turn away from intolerance and instead contemplate God as we find Him all around us in the entirety of the universe. That contemplation of God was the part I had intended to connected to the Hidden Treasure hadith.