Academic Answers To Spiritual QuestionsImmersed in a world of materialism, hedonism and consumerism, many people feel a sense of emptiness and dissatisfaction. Do our lives have meaning or is the universe a pointless particle soup? How do we make sense of moral values in the modern world? What are the challenges confronting religion and civilization today? SpiritualPerception.org is a website that brings together academic research on spirituality, religion, psychology, philosophy, history and science in order to explore many of the key questions about life that confront every human being.
The recent surge in negative sentiments towards Islam and Muslims has resulted in many attempts to depict the religion as inherently violent. This has also resulted in absurd accusations against the Qur’an…
Bigotry has asserted a strong presence in the public realm as negative characterizations of Islam and Muslims are repeated daily. But how do you convince people to hate one fifth of the world’s population? Does it make sense to tell people that a true Muslim is a violent Muslim? And why has Islam become everyone’s favourite punching-bag?
Is the mind of a baby a blank slate or are there certain concepts ingrained in the human mind? Can human nature be demonstrated in infants from birth? Do thoughts about God and moral values naturally occur to a human growing up or are they fabricated ideas invented by previous cultures? Why are certain ideas and values so widespread among people?
“O Mankind! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you might come to know each other. The noblest among you in God’s sight is the one of you who best performs his duty. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware”.