You are right; there are two kinds of faith, a blind faith and a faith bolstered by rationality.
The Quran refers to those with blind faith as the "illiterates, who don't know the scriptures but (see therein their own) desires and they do nothing but guessing." (Quran; 2:78)
The Quran also refers to those whose faith is bolstered by reason: first, it describes the nature of the revelation and says "in it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the book (revelation) others are allegorical. ... and none will grasp the message except men of understanding." (Quran; 3:7)
Lt's use an example from the Quran. In the last comment, which I made in reply to your comment,I referred to this vers:
"Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high!" If some good thing befalls them, they say "this from Allah (God); but if evil, they say, "this is from you" (O prophet) say: "all things are from Allah (God); But what has come to these people, that they fail to understand a single fact" (Quran; chapter 4, verse 78).
Everyone can understand the subject of discussion to be death and mortality of human beings; but not everyone knows the context in which this verse hasbeen revealed. It may have been revealed at a time of war when the Moslims had suffered many casualties; thuse they started bolaming the prophet for that. So this had been revealed in an specific context. Then it says everything, good and evil is from God. In another word, Oh Muslims the casualties, the pain and suffering are also caused by God.
Now if you ask the imams and mofties at Bankstown Muslim radio station, they would probably interpret it as if God causing all evil thing. To your surprise, for many centuries, many Muslim scholars justified the tyrany of many Muslim califs such as the corrupt Ummayed dynesty, based on similar interpretation: they would argue that, even if the calif were corrupt still they had to obey them because it was God Who had granted them power.
But, can God cause evil things? So we have to understand what "evil" means!
Is death evil phenomenon?
Obviously, we, human beings, have instinct for living and regeneration; and that's why we have the sense of sorrowness whenevr we lose a close relative; but, even then, after a few weeks or months, we regain the normal state of mind; it's another miracle of God.
We consider death an evil thing because it goes against our instinct for living; but from God's perspective death isn't an evil phenomenon. It is rather the way the nature should be; as the Quran implies, everything is evolving from one stage into the other; and at the end, every community of living beings must reach its end either through its natural course or subject to the cosmic events; for insta
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What, now I'm confused. The OP is that death is evil. Now you don't even think it's an evil, ? If the former, then we see that your argument needed a term not in there. If the latter, is the title of the thread just a smoke screen for an even more dubious position? And, I'm not in the habit of denying stuff just to save face. Hey, why not deny that we die? Then another propositions fails at the outset.
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