Uh Oh, They’ll Be Calling Me A Blashpemor
I’ve recently received many emails of support and encouragement in regards to my blog and rest assured everyone even in the face of “strong opposition” I’m fine .. I just really do not have the time to post on my own blog let alone comment at other sites as I once used to and quite honestly I’m really not interested in mothering others with lectures of adhab nor do the offending comments deserve a reply. Also, I kind of feel sorry for the commentors as such attacks are a sure sign of needing to condemn others in order to feel better about themselves .. have I shaken your deen that much my sisters? For that I’m sorry .. it was not my intention.
Still, I was brought back to a discussion through one of the emails I received that I thought I’d bring this up here .. (Yo Sam are you anywhere to be found .. here’s one where you can nod your head and post messages of approval as well – come on join the fun, man!)
So here’s the thing ..
Are we all agnostic?
Main Entry: ag·nos·tic
Pronunciation: \ag-ˈnäs-tik, əg-\
Etymology: Greek agnōstos unknown, unknowable, from a- + gnōstos known, from gignōskein to know — more at know
1: a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable ; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2: a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>
Can I be an agnostic Muslim?
Could I consider myself an agnostic Muslim because I acknowledge that scientifically God is unknown in that we have not proven that God exists nor have we proven that he does not exist but I am commited to believing in the existence of god and I am a practicing Muslim. I can tell you that God’s presence is a part of my soul and my heart but I can not scientifically prove that; that is faith.
Furthermore, actually stating that I am an agnostic Muslim allows me to question my faith from a different perspective, it allows me to pursue knowledge beyond the explanation of “just because” and “some things just are, we don’t question everything” and “faith goes beyond reason” excuses. I have always found Islam to be compatible with reason and reasoning skills and my religion has always encouraged knowledge. Unfortunately I don’t always have the same luck with Muslims aka human beings or atheists aka human beings or etc. but my faith doesn’t revolve around humans, my faith revolves around God.
In reallity, I already consider myself an agnostic Muslim, I’m just wondering if there’s a good objection to it – go ahead reason with me people but spare me the just because that’s the way it is stuff.