Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Channel: Hamza Tzortzis
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And I'm gonna discuss what I mean by this in a minute. But let me first discuss based on psychological, anthropological and historical evidence, how the concept of the fitrah is a true concept. So we know is the innate, inborn disposition to acknowledge Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to want to worship Him, and to believe in his oneness. So let's talk about the sociological evidence. Professor Justin L. Barrett in his book born believers in the science of children's religious belief, he did a quite a fascinating study and looked at narratives from children, when they will ask questions about cause and effect and creation. And essentially children, they know that if
something created the universe, it couldn't be in the universe, it has to be something metaphysical or super natural outside of the universe, in order for the universe to come into existence. And he concludes that regardless if they come from atheists, or non theist, families or theist families, that they the children, they believe in what that there must have been a supernatural causal agency. And he says, on page 35, to 36, this tendency to see function and purpose plus an understanding that purpose and order came from minded beings, makes children like to see natural phenomena as intentionally created, who is the creator? children? No, people are not good candidates. It must
have been a god. Children are born believers have what I call natural religion.
Also brothers and sisters, other social anthropologists say that if you take any children from any background, atheist or no and you throw them on a desert island safely, of course,
they will conclude that there is supernatural causal agency. This is the natural default position of
human beings take the psychology of religion now, in the general key psychological issues in the study of religion, the academic Olivia Petrovich. She concludes the following. And it's quite fascinating, she says, the possibility that some religious beliefs are universal. For example, basic belief in a non anthropomorphic God as a creator of the natural world seems to have a stronger empirical Foundation, then could be inferred from religious texts. and elsewhere. She says that the natural psyche, the natural psychological disposition of a human being, is to believe in God and that atheism is a forced psychology.
Isn't that interesting? And we supposed to be the ones who are fundamentalists, and we brainwash children, right?
Also, when you look like when you look at anthropological evidence, you see that one part of the fitrah, which is an affinity to worship Allah, this sanctification instinct is inherent in all human beings. Everybody worship something, trust me. Just look at Justin Bieber, and you see this right?
How many followers
on Twitter 22 million.
15 million. Yeah. And she's not very good singer.
I'm sorry, I didn't.
The point is the point is that
I'm so sorry. That's my very bad. Very bad. Jay Hillier coming out.
Today is to be human rights. Yeah.
That's after London. Yeah, I'm too harsh. The point is, you know, on the BBC News, you saw basically that Justin Bieber was retweeting his followers and following his followers. And they filmed some of these girls, right? And they were like, as if they were ready to die. They just achieved the accomplishment, like, Oh, my God, he followed me is the best thing in the world. He was she was crying. I was like, Oh, my God, what is this right? Now? Don't love sisters, because sometimes, you know, you, you you have the same problem. Honestly, I remember two years ago and bigness sheet concepts, right? Can you say my hijab, please? I mean, what is with that? Yeah. And we need to be
careful, because this is like, you know, manifesting the core instinct. Allah has given us in the wrong way. We don't worship these people, right? And I'm using crude examples, but it's there to stick in your mind. So look at the kind of evidence here that people worship something, whether we may, even if because it was communist, for example, look at Communist China and Russia. They had huge statues of Stalin and Lenin and they'll revere them. And sometimes, you know, when you were to discuss especially older Arabs, and you were born in the Arab world, you would basically see that if you were to discuss communism in the 1960s, I mean, the communists were very harsh. I want to be
very harsh and aggressive at that time. And if you like
Anything about the ideas is like you like dismantling their load, right? And so we have these we sanctify even concepts because you can have the shock of conceptualization that your concept becomes so great that it's like why to you, right? And so when you look at Communist China and Russia and atheist nations, this instinct is coming out