Friday, May 27, 2022

Identity in Islam is Independent from Genetics (or, "Pop Islamic 3")

Identity means different things to different people, but at the root of all cultural and sentimental meanings is the connection between identity and access. 

Regardless of what you think of your own identity, at the end of the day it's helping you access your bank account, swipe into your office, and do what you want with your personal property. 

This is almost the definition of a key. Everyone ever born into the material world has an identity, and this identity is a key for accessing something outside of our immediate, material Reality. 

Islam (like any Abrahamic religion) recognizes an Afterlife. This key allows an individual to reach their Afterlife destination. 

Unlike Judaism and Christianity however -- which are Orthodox religions, or Orthodoxies --  Islam is an Orthopraxy. From my understanding, this means the  [divine credits] earned by an individual are weighted in favor of practice and discipline (rather than states of mind or inner sentiments). And unlike Judaism specifically, one's final destination in Islam is completely unrelated to genetics or race. 

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