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Do you seek knowledge of God from him or from man?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As Muslim, I seek knwledge from God first. God who created man and gave him knowledge and then from Man. For god also asked us to help each other, learn from eacher and the closest of us to god is the one that fear God the most.

    In August 10, 610 CE. The date is known to Muslims as Laylat al-Qadr. Muhammad reported to have meet an angel named Gabriel who gave him a message from God. The first message was to become the begining of a chapter in the Qur'an, the chapter (sura) Iqra.

    According to tradition – notably, a hadith of Aishah – Gabriel came and told him "Iqra!". The word "Iqra" does not have an exact English translation, but it is typically translated as a command to 'read' or 'recite' (as in traditional cultures, reading silently to oneself was unheard of, so "to read" assumed the connotation to say something aloud). Muhammad replied "I am not a reader" (which is usually taken to mean that Muhammad, living in a nearly pre-recorded culture, was illiterate). Gabriel continually commanded "Iqra!", and somehow "pressed" Muhammad physically, although the hadith literature does not explain exactly what this means. Muhammad gave the same answer a number of times, until finally, the sura began to manifest:

    Recite (Iqra'): In the name of thy Lord Who created,

    Created a man from a blood-clot.

    Recite: And thy Lord is the Most Generous,

    Who taught by the pen,

    Taught man that he knew not [1]

    After this, he disappeared, and the Prophet, shaken and trembling, returned home to his wife Khadija, and told her "Cover me, cover me... What has happened to me?" and told her what had happened, adding "I fear for my life". She comforted him, assuring him that God would never debase him, because of his good works, and sought the advice of her aged Christian cousin Waraqah ibn Nawfal. Upon hearing the sura, Waraqah saw in Muhammad the fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, describing it as the namus which was sent to Moses. Some Muslims regard this as a specific fulfillment of Isaiah 29:11-18[1].

  • 1 decade ago

    I personally seek the knowledge of God from God. When man gets involved then that is where the trouble starts. Way too much man tries to make himself equal to God and that makes a mess of everything.

    I have learned more from just sitting down and reading for myself and I ever have from someone else. I will listen to others to hear what they have to say but I will double check it with the Word of God.

  • 1 decade ago

    I try to seek knowledge from the Word of GOD. However, some passages may be challenging to understand. At that point, I ask for help from knowledgable church members. If it is something that is necessary for me to understand, there is nothing like asking GOD directly. The answer may take some time, but, worth the wait.

  • 1 decade ago

    From Him,man can help interpret God's Word but the knowledge comes from the Lord.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bible

    ~ Cherished and Suppressed

    ~ A Textbook for Living

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/2000/12/1/arti...

    The God of the Bible

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/lmn/article_04.h...

    GOD CARES--How You Can Be Sure

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/2004/7/1/artic...

    Why You Can Trust the Bible

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/t13/why_trust.ht...

    You CAN Understand the Bible :

    ~ Help to Understand the Bible

    ~ Why Study the Bible?

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/2001/7/1/artic...

    Do You Know The Truth? :

    ~ "The Truth Will Set You Free"

    ~ Worshiping God With Truth

    http://www.watchtower.org/library/w/1998/10/1/arti...

    We really need to do research in the Bible for our-self -- not just believe what anyone tells us. There are So Many ideas about God & proper worship ... too numerous to count!

    These articles are full of references to Scriptures that I encourage you to read!

    "Make Sure of All things; Hold Fast to what is Fine!" (1Th5:2)

    Source(s): Official Web site of Jehovah"s Witnesses http://www.watchtower.org/ (Isaiah 43:10,12) "You are my witnesses", says Jehovah, " ... that I am God". Compare Bibles (YLT, ASV, DRV, KJV, WEB, etc.), & NWT at: http://www.bibleresource.org/resource/cmpr.php?Res... and http://www.watchtower.org/bible/index.htm
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i seek knowledge of God from the bible, which was written by man, but was breatehd by God. 2 Peter 1:20-21 says,

    "Above all, you must understand that no prophesy of scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."

  • zoril
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I seek knowledge of God from God Himself! I read the Holy Bible which is God's Holy Word to mankind!

    I also attend church where I also learn knowledge of God!

  • 1 decade ago

    God is a mystery. However, I found that studying about the Mahamudra will awaken you to the mindblowing knowledge that "God" and man are morphed into one. An "enlightened man" is a "God" and the rest of us live in a space known as samsara.

    This knowledge is from "God" but transmitted and maintained by man. We are all created in the image and likeness of "God".

    Read of the Mahamudra and you will see why

    Source(s): www.berzinarchives.com/mahamudra/ www.mahamudra.org
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When I go to the bible, I seek it from man because man created an ego god and wrote about this ego god in the bible. When I seek knowledge from God, I go within and, hopefully, my loud ego voice (the one that wrote the bible) won't interfere and I'll hear about unconditional love.

  • 1 decade ago

    From Him, His word, and from man as well. I seek as much knowledge as I can!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God

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