Contrasting Perspectives within Islamic Thought

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Religious Studies 123
14 November 2010
Contrasting Perspectives within Islamic Thought
Anthony Johns examined Islamic fidelity from the standpoint that everything Islamic must be true, therefore all prayer was in fact merely Allah acting through the medium of human beings. Johns cited
Shaykh
Bayazi
[al-
Bistami
], who stated: "I believed it was I who praised and honored the Most High, but then an inspiration came to me and I realized that my words were God's own words of praise that came before my own, and this was how I praised and worshipped him" (284). This perspective could have a bearing on the five pillars of Islam, which are the foundation of the religion. The first...
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.....eminiscent of the themes posited by Johns and Lawrence. Thus, some of the pervasiveness of Islam and Allah is seemingly agreed upon by all three scholars.
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