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Can one feel close to God although not a part of the Islamic fold?

Discussion in 'Islam DIR' started by Epic Beard Man, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Epic Beard Man

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    The following video sums up pretty much what I am dealing with as per the words of Sir Anthony Hopkins:



    God says in the Holy Qur’an “We are closer to you than your own jugular vein!”

    I notice at times I am extremely compassionate towards people and the patients I serve. There are times I am annoyed and sometimes angry. I feel like as if my soul is conflicted of sorts. There are other times I am a hard skeptic leaning towards atheism. There are times I am ashamed at things that I do. There are times I simply want to be in the company of happy people. Of course it may sound like a bout of bipolar disorder but there is a feeling that I get.

    However there is “something” incomprehensible, a feeling of sorts that pulls me in to remind me of God’s light. A feeling that typically follows by tears and a sense of prayer and contemplation. From an Islamic perspective what does this mean? Can one be close to Allah in this regard although not in the fold of Islam?
     
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    islam = "peace be upon you" comes with that feeling. then you're islam = peace. the idea of surrendering to the power of love with god all things are possible. with love all things are.


    something digging and scraping within him. he feels it.



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  3. Remté

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    What do you mean "not in the fold of Islam"?
     
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    Come to think of it perhaps you mean you aren't a Muslim? But if that was the case why could you not feel close to God?
     
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    Your question makes no sense - why would one be close to Allah if not of Islamic faith - either you are religious and believe in a higher power / deity / divine or you are not.

    If you are leaning towards conversion to Islam - say so in a straightforward manner
     
  6. Epic Beard Man

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  7. Epic Beard Man

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    I think it is pretty much evident if I say can one be close to Allah and not be in the fold of Islam the same as me saying can someone be close to God but is not a Muslim. I never took being religious as something that can get you close to God.
     
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