by Volker Doormann
is a spiritual similarity to recognize in the Kuran and Torah, which
is not well known to the worshippers of the religions.
of god, who struggles
with god is only to understand
as an inner process, where the soul has to fight against the (own)
Israel is the later name of Jacob, who has struggled with
god, as well as Muhammad, who spoke of Jahada (29,69).
Abu ' Ali Husein Ibn ' Abdu'llah Ibn Sina
Abu ' Ali Husein Ibn ' Abdu'llah Ibn Sina, known as Avicenna says:
"God is first, the compelling its end: from it the multitude of the
material world develops. The human soul, which has a school in its body nature
for training, exists after physical death, which always makes an end for the
body, in close or distant connection with the world spirit after that away.
This combination with the spirit - which is not a complete oneness - is the
blessedness of the good, knowing soul.
The soul of a true wise is like a bird: with large trouble it escapes from the
terrestrial cords and flies through the world areas, until the angel of death
solves it the last chains.
All doing and event are born from the love for God. And this mental love, this
clean-mental blessedness can not understand by the crowd, for it is therefore
still the law of the religion obligating. Because Muhammed wanted his
desert Arabs to educate to higher realization, however, because of their lack of
understanding for purely mental things with the prospect physical suffering or
joys in the other world with the regulations of the religion to hold.
With this sensual crowd, whose service exists in the observation of outside
forms, the ascetics agrees, although they want to renounce straight to the
world and the sense completely and, because also they exercise only regarding
the sky as wages their pious works.
More highly than the crowd and the pious ascetic, the true servant of mental
love, which do not want the anything, stands as God, without hope, without
fear. Their property is the liberty of the spirit.
This secret one is to never reveal however to the crowd, only its pupils
entrusts it the way."
(after T.J. de Boer)
The Arabic word Jihad is derived from the root word Jahada (struggle,
to strive). 'Jehad' (Jihad) literally means 'endeavor'.
"And those who strive in Our (cause),- We will
certainly guide them to Our Paths: For verily Allah is with those who do right."
"And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok
And he took them, and passed
over the river and passd over
And Jacob was left
alone; and there wrestled
a man with him until the
breaking of the
And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he
touched the hollow
of his thigh; and
the hollow of
Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go,
except thou bless me.
And he said unto him,
What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou
power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.
And he said,
Wherefore is it that
thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel ("facing God"): for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
And as he passed over
Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted
Kalki comes from an Indian
myth and is desribed as a warrier of God. Kalki is mentioned
in the Agni Purana as part of the "mahAbahArata"
Purana, I As per I V.4, the mission of Kalki's
life is to destroy Koli. Koli signifies a person as well as
the vices which are peculiar to this age.
"Acclaimedly, towards the end of Kaliyuga, when righteousness turns into
unrighteousness, light into darkness, good into evil, virtues into vices,
believers into non-believing profanes, community of man into thieves and evil
doers and the faith in God is lost and the Vedas are misinterpreted to serve
Kalki would be
born in the house of Vishnuyashas, a Brahmin and the priest of Yajnavalkya, at
the village Shambhala."