Unity of universe and existence

Religion is an umbrella language. Its relation to the universe, world and humankind is similar to the relationship between the sea and fish or a tree and fruit.

Its relation to the universe and what is in it and its reference to objects and creatures is based on the unity of rules and content. A fish lives in the sea, which surrounds it completely.

A fish exists in the endless universe which is called the sea Likewise, the fruit, leaves, branches, trunk and roots o

Religion is an umbrella language. Its relation to the universe, world and humankind is similar to the relationship between the sea and fish or a tree and fruit.

Its relation to the universe and what is in it and its reference to objects and creatures is based on the unity of rules and content. A fish lives in the sea, which surrounds it completely.

A fish exists in the endless universe which is called the sea

Likewise, the fruit, leaves, branches, trunk and roots of a tree are related to the tree as a comprehensive universe. When you attempt to make a judgment on a fruit, you cannot divide the content.

In other words, because the state of the fruit is directly relevant to the content and status of the tree, we cannot evaluate a matter from the perspective of two separate categories (the perspective of the fruit and the perspective of the tree). We know that the productivity, taste and other characteristics of the fruit are relevant to the tree fruit takes its shape based on the structure of the tree they are integrated.

And because religion is an umbrella language, the notions that emerged based on this language take their shape and final form within that language. Each of these notions sheds light on a different human situation.

No situation or provision exists independently of this language because there is no notion or provision if there is no language. What word can regard itself independent of the language that creates it? In this case, can we imagine a language-free word or notion? Existence is about different levels of meanings that are intricately related to one another Likewise, the levels of meanings of religion exhibit the same complexity.

Considering that a leaf cannot exist without a tree and a word cannot exist without language, a andldquonon-tree leafandrdquo or andldquoa non-language wordandrdquo cannot be imagined. This is the case both ontologically and epistemologically.

As a result, we could conclude that if religion is an integrated set of rules and provision on everything in the universe and the gist of existence, then everything in the universe has a relationship with religion. What emerged in the process of enlightenment and introduced a modern format in the world does not correspond to any reality in terms of existence and knowledge it only exists as an abstract design and a speculative construction.

It has no value of authenticity it is all about labeling because it offers a tool to define reality and truth. An abstract design and construction is just an assumption because it does not have a value of authenticity.

If existence means the reflection of Allahand#39s names, then we cannot think of the existence independently of Allah. There is nothing that is immune to the might and knowledge of Allah.

Likewise, there is nothing that religion does not interfere with.

The studies of Islamic theology, Sufism and Islamic jurisprudence, developed in relation to the mental activities of human brain in the past, as well as all other disciplines on knowledge and study, never refer to autonomous realms and realities.

On the contrary, they make reference to different dimensions and reflections of existence.

This dismisses double-reality and separate realms, but it also envisages genuine pluralism in the types of knowledge and practices.

Unity in plurality is the reflection of limitless oneness. But this does not mean the division of oneness into pieces.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman