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Dr. Jordan Peterson Invited to be a Muslim
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Your brothers and sisters in Islam net from Norway are establishing a masjid a Dawa Center. This center this masjid, this educational institution will act like a beacon of light, calling the Muslims in Norway back to the essence of the slum. So give generously and Allah azza wa jal give you even more. I said that, you know, from from a Muslim perspective, the question that we're asked to ask is, bring the evidence. Yeah. If I were to bring reasonable evidence, which would satisfy some kind of probabilistic reasoning, that the Prophet Muhammad, we believe, is the final prophet right? That he was a true prophet. Would you be willing to become a Muslim? I wouldn't.
dispute a priori, the idea that Mohammed was a true prophet. Okay. But I don't understand what that means. So obvious that so this is the way I'm going to look at this psychologically, again, you know, it's people are granted revelations. And it's obviously the case, let's speak empirically, that the revelation of Muhammad united, a fractious society, and so it was a uniting Revelation. Now, how to conceptualize, but it's not a universally uniting revelation, at least not yet or not now, because we're not all united. So the why? Maybe we didn't understand the revelation.
Possibility is the presupposition what you're saying that unity is the ultimate objective? Well, not exactly, you know, because then you have the problem of uniformity that, you know, even the idea of unity itself. I mean, it's then we talked about, okay, so Yahtzee is a great way. Just to be clear. Yeah. I believe that unity is a great objective. Yeah. But I don't think it's the defining one, for example. If there's if there is an injustice, that is so great, that this unity is more appropriate than I can imagine situations where this unity is probably better than unity, right? I'm sure you can as well, for example, it would be a false unity. Yes, exactly. So that's what we're that's why
you wanted to address the elephant under the Yeah, but we can't have a false peace. Exactly. And we can't incorporate things we can't yet incorporate. Yes. Well, the reason why I'm bringing this to your attention is because I feel like it's my duty as a Muslim, especially in the mosque, right? To tell you that.
As Muslims, we believe that the previous dispensations as they were like Christianity and Judaism, they are part of our faith, in a sense, not in the sense of believing the doctrines and all of that kind of things. Like we obviously don't believe in original sin, or the resurrection, the crucifixion, or this kind of thing. We don't believe in any of that, or the Trinity, of course, but in the sense that we do believe in Jesus Christ, we believe in all of the Old Testament prophets, most of them if not all of them, you know, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and so on. And we believe that each Prophet was sent was two things the message, which is to believe in worshiping one God, and
some kind of evidence to indicate their truthfulness. So with for example, Moses and Jesus, we know what the miracles are splitting the sea, and we believe that actually happened historically. Right? We have no qualms with that we don't have this kind of materialistic viewpoint on the issue. With Muhammad wa salam, we believe that his because he was sent to all of humanity. He had to have a an evidence base that would satisfy not just the eyes. In other words, it wouldn't be just something that could be witnessed. It will be something that can be interrogated and scrutinized for all times in places. So it would be an auditory revelation in this case is the Quran. The Quran means
recitation. Yeah. So the central message of the Quran is to hate or the idea of worshiping one God and believing in one God as we've mentioned,
but there are some, there is an attempt in the Quran to challenge by, for example, there's something called the falsification test, or the inevitability test. The Quran says, for example, that try and find a contradiction within the Quran. Had it been from other than God lowered the fee act 11. Cathy will found that many contradictions, it's this inevitability challenge is to produce something as sophisticated as it in terms of the linguistic composition as well as the structural component.
This is very interesting because now even Western academics like Angelica, numerous and others have said that this, this challenge has not been met. So German orientalist, she's recently said this.
So this is another thing, then you have a range of prophecies, for example, like if you look at Deuteronomy, chapter 18, verse 21. It's mentioned the Bible that one of the mock hallmarks of a true prophet is that or a false prophet is that when they talk about the future, that will be false. But the Quran makes very specific, very specific prophecies about the future. For example, in chapter 30, verse two to four, it says Holy War to room fee Admiral of the womb, Mohammed bodyholiday, himself reborn, that the Romans had been defeated. At that time there was assassinated empire in the Roman Empire, and they were in war with each other, and that from three to nine years, they would
defeat the enemy. You see, it gave very specific timelines it gave
very specific, and this was a very risky type of prediction, because if you got it wrong, then it will endanger and undermine the entire prophethood of the Prophet Muhammad. But it did happen and in fact, you will find historical things which are not even in the Quran, Rome was defeated, that wrote know that the Persians sorry that the Romans had been defeated by the Persians in a battle. Yeah. And so that's it's mentioned, for example, the chronicles of theophanies, which is a primary source material outside of the Koran. So now, you can find that now it's even translated into English. He clearly mentioned that
eight years after this particular prediction took place, it did happen like that. So we have a range of predictions even that relates to the current date, the Prophet said that the barefooted Arab has a tower ruler for buena and they will be competing for the highest building, that sexually transmitted diseases would be proliferated as a result of people having intercourse outside of marriage, and that this would be something that would be diseases that have never been there in the past. The interest rate, interest based economy that we live in is mentioned by the prime house I said the future interest will be everywhere, il M Tech co who in lemmya, Kulu Asaba tumhara whoever
does not consume it, he will not be able to evade his dust. So this nothing so for example, you've got a range of prophecies where Islam will spread country by country where you know, this is mentioned this is gonna go this is a Hadith that says zoo will yell out that the US has been expanded for me for it machete cow Madiba as far as as West points and East points were in their own mateesah Blue Homolka and my nation will reach its points Mizzou, Elliman, what was projected, and it's an Eastern West, if you look at the Islamic expansion. I mean, Barnaby Robinson, yeah, who is a historian, he said that the similitude of the Muslims going eastward and westward and conquering the
amount of countries that they conquered in that early period, which you can read in the book that I've given you, is like Eskimos taken over Russia and America. That's what you said. But we were just on the point of prophecies, even people like Edward Gibbons, they agree that the prophecies of the Quran had been so sorry, I have to ask. Yeah. So I don't I don't I don't understand the question. Exactly. He wants to know if he will convert to Islam. No, I'm saying no, that wasn't.
Oh, look, I would say to somebody, it's not up to me. None of my question was, just to remind you, the question was, if I gave you evidence that would satisfy a certain level of probabilistic No, you wouldn't know because that isn't how I evaluate the situation. How would you evaluate it?
This is the crime and Muslim enough to have been invited to your mosque. Now. You're always invited. No, no. I mean, this specific, I mean, this very specifically, you know, I don't think in some sense.
It's very complicated problem. Okay.
You know, when people meet me on the street, they'll say things like, I met a couple of Orthodox Jews in New York, and they said to me on the street that they call me rabbi, which was
to hell of a thing to hear