Sunan At-Tirmidhī Ḥadīth [2323]

Alhamdulillah! May Allah grant us paradise, and make the trials of the dunya easy for us 🙂 Ameen.

Takhrīj Al Ḥadīth (تخريج الحديث)

Book [36]: Chapters on Zuhd [Asceticism]
Chapter [15]: The Ḥadīth: “The world compared to the hereafter is but like what one of you gets when placing his finger into the sea”

Ḥadīth [2323]: Qa’is bin Abī Ḥāzim said: I heard Mustawrid, a member of Banū Fihr, saying: The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “The world compared to the Hereafter is but like what one of you gets when placing his finger into the sea, so look at what you draw from it.”

Commentary: The Ḥadīth is in fact intended to convey the idea that the world, when compared to the Hereafter, is as insignificant as is the drop of water sticking to a man’s finger in comparison with the sea. The parable has just been coined to deliver a message. Otherwise in reality, the world does not weigh even as much as we…

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Evolutionary Reliabilism (ER) & True Perception is Doubted

Alhamdulillah, a great short article that really summarises the issues with belief that evolution favours truth over utility. Worth a read!

Blogging Theology

Evolutionary reliabilism (ER) is the view that natural selection likely favored reliable cognitive faculties in humans. In his 2004 paper, James Sage (PhD, University of Utah) argues that there is no reason to accept that natural selection favored truth-reliable.

Donald D. Hoffman (University of California, Irvine) argues that true perception should not be assumed to have been favored by natural selection.

He was interviewed in Closer to the Truth to speak about his work. In this video, he gives piratical examples of evolution preferring reproductive fitness over truth.

Here is a complete list of Huffman’s research.

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