salat - the either/or fallacy

by Waqas ⌂ @, UK, Sunday, June 17, 2012, 08:43 (2529 days ago)


One issue that frequently arises when discussing the meaning of "salat" is that some think if it doesn't mean X it must mean Y.

e.g. if it doesn't mean "establishing the divine laws" it must mean "ritual prayer".

Unfortunately, this is a logical fallacy known as an "either or" fallacy or a "false dilemma" fallacy or a "false dichotomy" fallacy.

Please look it up and ensure you dont fall into this trap.

salat - the either/or fallacy

by Quasim Hamdani, Chicago, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 16:00 (2526 days ago) @ Waqas

If we raise this argument to the entire Quran, then the distinction, in my view, becomes clear.

Is the Quran:

  • a code for humanity to attain salvation in this life and the next? or
  • a book with inspirational stories and a guide on how to please Allah?

Our internal belief about the Quran determines the environment we create. Just look around.

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