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Midterm Exam - Intro to Islam
Religion and Theology
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Religion 233: Introduction to Islam Q.1: People usually learn about, discover, or prove any reality in the following 3 methods (as discussed in class): Through sensory perceptions, logical inference, and reliance on expert testimony of credible witnesses.
In essence, it is impossible for such a Supernatural being to be perceived by man, using senses that in many instances, corresponds with man’s own experience or observations. Exploring God’s existence within the confines of sensory perception, often tend to overlook the reality that, sensory perception has limitations such as enabling man to only a single mode of being and cannot explore other dimensions related to existence. Through sensory perception, man cannot progress above the outer aspects related to a phenomena. On this note, God’s existence cannot be perceived in a manner familiar to mankind. It is impossible for sensory perception to result in a vision that is realistic since the value of sensory perception entails the practical realm. Relying on sensory perception does not help in terms of solving issues related to existence or creation. Conversely, expert testimonies is only reliable for the confirmation of the existence of God by considering the origin of the source. For example, God used prophets and messengers by providing them with knowledge in infinite terms to prove His existence. In addition the confirmation of God’s existence through expert testimonies, has to provide evidence in terms of signs related to God that surrounds mankind. ...
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