OUR SECOND PHILOSOPHICAL ARTICLE
THE ESCALATING CHAOS (continued)
4 - I AM THAT I AM
History, or rather the interpretation of history, by us mere mortals is never perfect. It is subject to errors both honest and deliberate. SPEAROFATHENA proposes that the simplest answer to a question is usually the most eloquent. The more explanation that is required, the more the situation, or in our case, the belief, is complex and therefore subject to disparate interpretations. Complex beliefs do not usually sit well. Here is our proposed simple answer:
5 - SECTS
Moving on, the four sects of Islam; Sunni, Shi’a, Ibadi, and Ahmadiyya, each have hadiths that are record collections of traditional narrated accounts of the Prophet. There are thousands of recorded narrations within these collections. For various historical reasons there are differences of opinion between the hadiths of the sects and this should come as no surprise just as there are differences between Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, etc in Christianity. As in Christianity, Islam has and is experiencing widespread war in the name of Allah (God) as men of political and/or “religious” power attempt to exert their will.