13 February 2016

Universal Creed, with a Muslim twist

If there is a One True Allah who was before all Time, is now, and will be even after the end of Time, with Time here being defined as the lifespan of the current Universe…

…that Allah is beyond personhood, beyond being, even beyond effability.

…that Allah animates without claiming possession; redeems without requiring gratitude; sustains without exercising authority. 

…that Allah permeates the Universe, energizing all that is in it and shaping the flow of its manifestation throughout spacetime.

…that Allah is a paradox, perpetual yet ever-changing, transcendent yet immanent, metacosmic yet omnipresent, eternal yet omnitemporal.

…that Allah has no name, and has no need of a name, since being the one and One True Allah, there is no other Allah from which to distinguish godself.

…that Allah is the Source of all that is, the Force energizing the manifestation of all that is, and the Way guiding the manifestation.  From our perspective, these are different things, but in reality they are One.

…that Allah is One, neither male nor female, and emanates equally light and dark, good and evil, order and chaos, yin and yang, life and death, integrity and entropy, creation and destruction, everything and nothing.

…that Allah does not reward good deeds or punish ill, nor does it exact karmic retribution for imagined imperfection.

…that Allah does not demand our submission, obedience, penitence, worship, adoration, praise, prayer, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, benediction, love, respect, or even belief.

…that Allah is one that no one can against any other being on Earth—or in the Universe—because that neither takes sides nor has sides.

…that Allah favors none; there is no Anointed One, no Chosen People, no Exceptional Nation, no Elect Species; not on Terra, not in the Milky Way, not in the entire Universe.

...that Allah does not need us nor want anything from us; individual beings are too infinitesimal and ephemeral within the Universe for it to take much note.  That Allah just is, and does not need us nor anything from us.

Love each other being as yourself, both on Earth and across the vast expanse of extraterrestrial space, and do not do to any other being that which you would not wish them to do to you; for that is the only thing that matters.

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