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Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Vinayaka, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Vinayaka

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    Thank you. This is a far more reasonable approach than infallibility. So now another question? How do Ahmadiyyas approach proselytising towards other religions?
     
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    Infallibility as considered is a relative infallibility that evolves with time and the spiritual evolution of humanity. The only absolute infallibility lies with God. Each Revelation brings a new progressive set of spiritual principles for the Age. The teachings and principles of the Revelation of the time is considered 'Divine Guidance' and should be followed as if infallible as the teachings of God.

    The Infallible Balance: Morality, Religion and Law

    The Baha’i Faith also brings a new code of laws to humanity.

    In summary, the Baha’i laws outlaw holy war, murder and manslaughter. They forbid religious hatred, violence and the burning of books. They abolish the concept of ritual impurity by regarding all things and all people as pure, and viewing nothing as untouchable. They establish and uphold freedom of conscience and belief. They forthrightly declare the equality of women and men. They assert the fundamental agreement of science and religion. They forbid slavery. They have no dress code, dietary restrictions or dogma. They promote world peace, the unity of nations and the absolute equality of all races. They protect freedom of religion, and ask us all to befriend the followers of every religion. The Baha’i laws call for equal justice and equal human rights for every human being everywhere:

    Justice is not limited, it is a universal quality. Its operation must be carried out in all classes, from the highest to the lowest. Justice must be sacred, and the rights of all the people must be considered. Desire for others only that which you desire for yourselves. Then shall we rejoice in the Sun of Justice, which shines from the Horizon of God. – Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, pp. 159-160.

    The spiritual principles and teachings of the Baha'i scripture should be considered infallible for the age. These spiritual principles evolve into the laws, and over time the laws evolve.
     
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  3. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    That is but one view of Islam. The Shia do beleive in the Infalability of the Prophets, wheras the Sunni see it differently.

    Ismah - Wikipedia

    The Branch of Islam that the Bab was part of did.

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    This in part depends on how you interpret infallibility. When one interpret in absolute terms this turns into a house of cards.
     
  5. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Also the Supreme Manifestation, it is essential.

    Some Answered Questions | Bahá’í Reference Library

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    Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is only a Successor of Muhammad in our times.
    Again from G-d:

    AYAH ash-Shu`ara` 26:3

    Arabic[​IMG] لَعَلَّكَ بَاخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ أَلَّا يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ [​IMG]
    Transliteration[​IMG] LaAAallaka bakhiAAun nafsaka alla yakoonoo mu/mineena
    Literal
    (Word by Word) Perhaps you (would) kill yourself* that not they become believers.
    Sher Ali[​IMG] Haply thou* wilt grieve thyself to death because they believe not.
    George Sale[​IMG] Peradventure thou afflictest thy* self unto death, lest the Meccans become not true believers. [​IMG]
    John Medows Rodwell[​IMG] Haply thou wearest thyself* away with grief because they will not believe.
    ash-Shu`ara` 26:3
    *Muhammad

    A messenger of G-d has to deliver the message G-d gave him, else, he has not done his duty towards humanity, and in his footsteps, the believers also.
    I know one won't like it.

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    It seems the answer is by proselytising :D;)

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  8. shunyadragon

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    Much more detail, but essentially infallibility is described from the perspective of the nature of God and the Manifestation of God and from the human perspective, which is not perceivable nor definable as absolute.
     
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  9. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Sorry that lost me :oops: I have no idea what that means. If I explain how I see it, maybe a rewording may help me see what you are saying?

    I see the 'Self of God' is the Manifestation, thus does this passage not say it loud and clear?

    "...He Who is the Dawning-place of God’s Cause hath no partner in the Most Great Infallibility. He it is Who, in the kingdom of creation, is the Manifestation of ‘He doeth whatsoever He willeth’. God hath reserved this distinction unto His own Self, and ordained for none a share in so sublime and transcendent a station.”

    Thus God's Self in the Kingdom of Creation, is the Manifestation, they are the Most Great Infallibility.

    I have to see this logically, I am that type of mind.

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    The bottomline is infallibility is not perceivable nor definable as absolute from the human perspective.
     
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    I've never been preached to by Ammadiyas. Certainly not here on this forum. There doesn't seem to be anywhere near the 'I'm right and you're wrong,' attitude.
     
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  12. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Well I hoped you would see the funny side, but not so it seems.....!

    Thus as I see you got quotes in your answer, as well as a hint about Messengers of God in the answer and that followers must also teach, all of which has been approached differently in the past, by you. I thought that answer may have had the same response. But not so, I surrender, no more aussie humor to vinayaka. :D

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    Please excuse my simple use of english. :oops:

    How can that be, as why teach the principle if we are not capable of defining what it means to us and how we are to apply it in our lives? That is not logical to me.

    God is unknowable in Essence, that door is closed, I have no need to try to open it as that guidance has been given by an Infallible source.

    I see Muhammad paved the way to what we can know about Infalibility, it is a total submission to God through the Manifestation and the Message given.

    That in itself is a strong foundation to build a good definition, is it not?

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    No it is not the definition, we submit in total submission to God because we believe in infallibility of the Guidance, and not because we can define what infallibility is in terms of God and the nature of the Manifestation of God.

    I believe there is a great deal of conflict and disunity, because different people try to define what is infallible and what is not.
     
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    Yes I can see that is what happened in the past and definitly has a certain carry over effect. This may be the dispensation when we get to define what that means through the Covenant of Baha'u'llah. It may lay with us not making up our own ideas, but accepting what has been given.

    I do see an evolution, or call it a transition period between what we did wrong with Infalibility and what we need to do that is right. I see the Golden age where unity of mind has progressed, will give us a greater insight on Infalability.

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    I didn't read it that way at all. Some people see hints of a messenger in grains of sand. As for quotes and proselytising, if somebody uses a quote in an answer to a question, it's generally helpful, but when quotes are just uses incessantly, then it's proselytysing, by me. Fortunately, many folks here have followed the request of others not to do excessive quoting, often off topic, rarely read by anyone. Thank goodness.
     
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    This is more in the theme of the Baha'i Faith, where human spirituality evolves through Revelation, and our comprehension of God's will becomes more an intimate part of our lives. It is not only a transitional process, but a continuous evolving process. Infallibility is more how humans may perceive the Will of God through the Manifestations of God
     
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    Infallibility

    One may like to read post #621 in another thread, which is very relevant here also,no compulsion though.

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    All this shows is you do not believe in the claim of Baha'u'llah.

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    It is a misleading answer in post #660 as to my understanding the Quran itself is considered infallible by Ahmadiyya, and concerning the leader of Ahmadiyya it is written, “A Khalifah is granted a lesser infallibility. As he is a component of the Divine mechanism, a Khalifah has been promised a limited providential infallibility from major mistakes liable to bring about disastrous consequences... This unique position is not available to any other type of leader.“
    Khilafat-e-Rashida - The Rightly Guided Caliphate | Islam Ahmadiyya
     
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