Castelo Rodrigo

At the highest point of an insignificant hill in Largo do Pelhourinho, Portugal, the crumbling ruins of Castelo Rodrigo endure the ravages of time and weather. Now a tourist destination, the remains of this Medieval Castle in Northeastern Portugal are symbolic of the transition from how organized humanity behaved and how it behaves now.

Medieval Europe experienced a social downturn between the 5th and 15th centuries. Also known as the Middle Age, this was a time of want, fear, and inward tribal focus in which people were more likely to organize to terrorize other people rather than to bring to others goodness, hope, and shared prosperity. Those who hid within the walls of Castelo Rodrigo did so when they received an alarm about an approaching army or a band of armed plunderers. They took with them to the castle their family, money, animals, and food.

In Medieval times, law and order extended no further than the armed strength of a King, Queen, Duke, Earl, or Steward (caretaker) who had assumed or been locally appointed to manage the castle. The leader and the people he or she protected lived by this motto, “Let us keep what is ours!” The armed mass of people who approached them lived by a different motto, “Let us take what is theirs!”

Close your eyes and think about today. In the United States, do we experience organized marauders who move among us to threaten us if we do not think or do as they say? Do we have castles? Yes, the marauders are called protestors. The castles are called institutions. Web search Matthew 7: 1-2. You have read clear, unambiguous guidance from God, delivered to you by his son, Jesus, the Christ. The verse is a warning. Believing in Jesus is the way that God will accept you.

We must not wall ourselves away from the world. If we are moral, we have an obligation to go out into the world to demonstrate that morality. That is how the dark Middle Age in Europe ended. Eventually, more went out to sow harmony than were going out to sow hate. You do not have to be born moral. Acquire morality by talking to God (prayer) in the name of Jesus Christ. Find your way out of the castle. Depart from the mob. Others will see you do this, and some will follow your lead. Feel the grace of God in your life every day. You will look back on your decision as the finest moment in your life.

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The Quest of Truth in Islam

Islam gives a man the freedom to choose. Have you ever thought that what is the point where you are no more searching for the truth but believing everything that comes across? Our attitude towards learning anything new is just getting worse by the time. The Internet has made the truth questing more difficult than ever. As a Muslim, there is some moral responsibility to on everyone. Before you share something or keep an opinion just be sure about it. Think about the journey of Hajj and Umrah, what are they all about? Isn’t it a struggle for the truth, the quest for the purpose of life, understanding the fundamentals of living? Yes, it is. So, this time when you’re about to choose your Hajj and Umrah Packages with Muslims Holy travel, ensure that you know the real purpose of the journey.

Today everyone seems to have an opinion about everything. No doubt its good thing because it shows that thinking minds are still alive. But imposing your opinion on anyone is one of the greatest sins. Islam doesn’t allow forcing even if you’re sure about being right. Try to convince, that’s your main responsibility but leave it if someone is not being influenced.

What does Islam teach About the Truth?
Truth is something that is revealed sooner or later. We have an example of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He has been the best individual who stood by the truth regardless of the circumstances. He had faced a lot while spreading the truth of Islam. People didn’t believe him and remain ignorant. He stays firm, bear everything just for the sake of love of Allah (SWT). It was not only about the obedience but also about the loyalty that he possessed towards Allah (SWT). The religion that spread peace only can never be the one with abusive norms. It has been spread on the basis of the truth and will remain until the end of the world.

Islam has always supported the intellectual, people who love diving into the matter and the secrets of the world are only revealed to the people who strive for the truth. So, it is up to a person who is about to form an opinion without researching the truth. Muslims should take advantage of the Quran, the all of the life secrets are mentioned in it. It is only understood by those who looked deep into it.

Islam gives everyone a right to choose, there is no force acceptance on anything. It is completely up to your ability that how a person is supposed to respond on any piece of knowledge. Resources should be checked before you believe it or make an opinion about it.

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