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All through heritage, arguments for and opposed to the life of God were principally limited to philosophy and theology. meanwhile, technology has sat at the sidelines and quietly watched this video game of phrases march up and down the sector. even though technology has revolutionised each point of human lifestyles and enormously clarified our realizing of the area, by some means the suggestion has arisen that it has not anything to claim concerning the chance of a splendid being, which a lot of humanity worships because the resource of all fact.
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The moulids at Tanta and other places in Egypt draw larger numbers of pilgrims than does Mecca itself. The worship of relics is also not also uncommon in Islam. Hairs of the Prophet s beard are shown to tourists in Delhi, Damascus, and Constantinople, and a crude reproduction of what is supposed to be the sandal of the Prophet is sold as an amulet in Cairo. The dead weight of tradition also rests upon all methods of education in the Moslem world, from the kuttab to Al Azhar University: it is well-known with what result.
Not only has Moslem tradition a dominating on home life with such results as have influence been described, but many of the physical evils found in the Moslem world are directly due to the teaching of the Prophet, as handed down There are large collections en in tradition. which give all Mo on the subject of health, dis Dr. ease, household remedies, and surgery. Karl Opitz, in "Die Medizin im Koran," deals with the subject of the Koran s teaching on medicine and hygiene. He does not enter into titled " Tib-en-Nebawi, hammed s talk the larger field of tradition, but as in this case the various traditions are linked to the pas sages contained in the Koran, it is interesting to note his conclusions.
Preserve It is useful for the sting of scorpions, ser The one who pents, and all other insects. 42 THE DISINTEGRATION OF ISLAM carries this (amulet) gains desires. ) Certainly every person attains to what he purposes. This is the amulet of great power and might and proof. N THE NAME OF GOD THE MERCIFUL, THE COMPASSIONATE "Thanks be to God the Lord of the worlds, and prayer and peace be upon the noblest apostle, our Lord Mohammed, and upon his family and Com panions. But after this it is related of the prophet of God, Solomon, son of David, (peace upon both) that he saw an old woman with hoary hair, blue eyes, joined eyebrows, with scrawny limbs, dishevelled hair, a gaping mouth from which flames issued.