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Should intelligence be used to understand a user guide?

Products have user manuals or guides. In what ways do we apply our intelligence to using the manuals and guides? Should a user guide or manual be read or recited without understanding asks Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, PhD
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   Article appeared Friday, July 18th, 2014 in The News Today, Bangladesh The Reelation ! #$yousu% &ah'u'ul (sla&, )h* (n what ways do we use our intelligence+ For ea&ple, when we 'uy a new product, what do we do 'e%ore using it+ -e use our intelligence to study the .ser /anual or uide -e also return to the uide wheneer we hae uestions -hy+ 3ur intelligence tells us that the &anu%acturer should now 'est how the product is to 'e used -e also reali5e that the &anu%acturer intends the 'est use o% the product The &anu%acturer ensures this 'y proiding a &anual or guide and de&onstrations*oes our intelligence pro&pt us to use the product without consulting the .ser /anual or uide+ That is, does our intelligence suggest that we now 'etter how to use the product or thatwe can change the guidelines at will+ (n case there are such thoughts, a warning usually is printed, 6-arranty oid, i% the product is used outside the pu'lished guidelines7 i&ilarly, i% we 'eliee that we are created can we 'e thought o% as “products”   &ade 'y the 9reator+ :ie any product, would the 9reator want 'est use 'e &ade o% the li%e created+ -ould it 'e logical %or ;i& to send an intelligi'le uidance through representaties or &essengers whocould also de&onstrate how to apply the uidance or <erses Reealed+ -ould it 'e logical %or ;i& to proide “warranty”  , i.e.,  support and security to those who %ollow the uidance+ =ually, what should ;e do with those who deny %ollowing uidance or %eel that they now 'etter+o, in relation to en>oying a uniue and intelligent eistence on earth, gien the nowledge that we did not create ourseles, what alternaties does our intelligence suggest+ The first   alternatie is that we hae not 'een created, i.e.,  we are rando& 'eings, there%ore li%e has no purpose and hence the guidance gien in the Reealed ;oly criptures has no &eaning The second alternatie is that we hae 'een created There%ore, li%e has a purpose and it &aes sense to %ollow the uidance proided in the Reealed ;oly criptures (% we accept the secondalternatie, should our intelligence suggest that the 9reator created each hu&an 'eing without apurpose and that uidance proided in the Reealed ;oly criptures has no alue+ (s it logical to accept that we are created and at the same time reject Guidance?  (n our hearts, i% we do not accept the uidance as the -ord o% the 9reator, what does it i&ply+The &ost recent and %inal Reelation, the ?ur@an, con%ir&s that it is indeed those who study Reealed uidance as it should 'e studied and %ollowed that are 'elieers “ Those to who& -e hae sent the 'oo study it as it should 'e studied they are the ones that 'eliee those who re>ect %aith in !the uidance$, the loss is their own ”  2121Ccriptures Reealed 'y the 9reator o'iously cannot 'e altered )eople who alter scriptures do so to %urther their political &oties in addition to proiding proo% o% dis'elie% The ?ur@an con%ir&sthat not only it is Reealed 'y the 9reator, 'ut also that it supports what was Reealed in the earlier ;oly criptures “ This ?urDan is not such as can 'e produced 'y other than Allah on the contrary it is a con%ir&ation o% !Reelations$ that were reealed 'e%ore it and a %uller eplanation o% the Boo where in there is no dou't %ro& the :ord o% the -orlds ”  10 ECThe address  Allah , is si&ply the Ara'ic word %or the 9reator or Al  ilah, the od {1}. The word has cognates in other e&itic languages {1} , including  Alah  in Ara&aic, El   in 9anaanite and Elohim  in ;e'rew The ?ur@an con%ir&s its purpose and relationship with preiously Reealed cripturesG  “ There are in it stories and instructions %or men endowed with understanding   (t is not a tale inented 'ut a con%ir&ation o% what was reealed 'e%ore it  a detailed eposition o% all things and a uide and a /ercy to anyone who 'eliees ”  12111C “ (t was -e who reealed the :aw !to /oses$ therein was guidance and lightH ”  I44C “  And in their %ootsteps -e sent Jesus the son o% /ary con%ir&ing the :aw that had co&e'e%ore hi&G -e sent hi& the ospelG therein was guidance and light and con%ir&ation o% the :aw that had co&e 'e%ore hi&G a guidance and an ad&onition to those who %ear  Allah ”  I4#C “ Hthere%ore, %ear not &en, 'ut %ear /e and sell not /y igns %or a &isera'le price (% anyone does %ail to >udge 'y !the light o%$ what Allah has Reealed they are !no 'etter than$ un'elieers ” I44Cadly, howeer, as pointed out in the ?ur@an 'y the 9reator, there are &any who hae illogical thoughts or &ae inappropriate re&ars and re>ect uidance as ;is -ord They do this when a 9hapter or urah o% Reelation reaches the& through a /essenger, or uidance is read out 'y so&eone or een when they the&seles recite a urah in prayer 9.124 “And whenever a Surah is revealed, there are among them ( i.e.  the hyo!rites those who say, “#hi!h o$ you has this (Surah in!reased in $aith%” As$or those who &elieve, it has in!reased in $aith, while they are re'oi!ing.” Those who 'eliee would &ae e%%orts to use their intelligence to understand the &eaning o% urahs and 9hapters read in prayer  as this is the purpose o% reciting <erses in prayer <erses understood using our intelligence would hae the e%%ect o% increasing %aith in 'elieers 9.12 “)ut $or those in whose hearts there is a disease, it has only in!reased them in evil (in addition to their evil and they will die in a state o$ dis&elie$.”9.12* “+o they not see that they are tried ( i.e.,  have their $aith tested &y Allah every year, on!e or twi!e, &ut they do not turn in reentan!e, nor do they remind themselves%”  Allah tests our &oties and understanding regularly (s it i&portant that we atte&pt to understand the purpose %or which the 9reator has gien us intelligence+ 9.12 “And whenever a Surah is revealed, they loo- at ea!h other, (saying , “+oesanyone see you%” and then they dismiss themselves. Allah has dismissed their hearts as they are a eole who do not (want to understand.”  Allah &aes sure that we all hae access to uidance ;e does this through a ariety o% &eans 9.12 “/here has !ertainly !ome to you a 0essenger $rom amongst yourselves. rievous to him is what you su$$er (he is !on!erned over you ( i.e.,  that you should erish without $aith and to the &elievers, he is -ind and mer!i$ul.”9.129 “)ut i$ they turn away, say, “Su$$i!ient $or me is Allah there is no deity e3!et im. 5n im 6 have relied and e is the 7ord o$ the reat /hrone.””  {8otes} G {1}  httpGKKenwiipediaorgKwiiKAllah
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