Our first Point
identified for research is to prove that
there is One Primordial Religionglossary

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Our first Point identified for research in ESSCR is achieved by proving that there is One Primordial Religion that is manifested in all Revelations. Regardless of the differences of language, rituals and the traditions, the following items form the base of our proof:
  • There are basic concepts that are shared among all revelations.
  • All revelations perpetuated  those basic concepts.
  • The teachings of all revelations feed into each other. The last Heavenly Revelation; Islam confirmed and complemented the previous revelations.


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Our Findings are as follows:
  1. All revelations guide man to believe in the Supreme Power, the Originator of the Divine Law; a belief that may free him from devotion to any false life and relate him to the divinity within and around
  2. All revelations guide man to believe in the continuation of life, and to focus on the spiritual  growth while on earth
  3. All revelations guide man to relate his activities on earth to his ultimate goal(s) of existence, and to face earthly challenges.  All revelations relate between how man approaches his earthly activities and his inner gains to realize spiritually fruitful life. He should train himself to make all his feelings and actions stemming from his higher Self and not the lower self. The shared moral codes of not lying, stealing, killing, cheating, envying…etc. empower the higher Self. All revelations call for love, cooperation, forgiveness, honoring father and mother…etc to support man in his way to develop spiritually.
  4. All religious practices are vehicles to purification and spiritual growth.:
    • to spend some time away from daily activities and link oneself with the Supreme Power. (This is the core of prayer and meditation)
    • to try to communicate with the divine part within by stopping the desires of the body for some time. (This is the core of fasting)
    • to love others as oneself and express that love by helping the needy, thanking God that one is given that opportunity, and never credit oneself for that action or display superiority over others. (This is the core of all charity and almsgiving)
    • to link oneself with a higher source of guidance. (This is the core of the guidance to follow a guru or to believe in a prophet)
  5. Islam as revealed by Prophet Muhammad elaborated the basic concepts that are shared and continued among all revelations. Some remarks are mentioned in brief herein, but they will be discussed in detail in the following points identified for research. The following are some of the elaborated concepts:
    • Islam revealed many aspects of the Divine Law and man's relation with the Unseen. It clarified that according to the Divine Law, man has a special place within the universe. There should be no contradiction between spiritual growth and fulfilling one's earthly needs. This harmony between earth and heaven within man is an obvious characteristic of Islamic teachings. Man is the only creature on earth that can mature spiritually through his attempts to fulfill his needs on earth if he takes the right orientation. What differentiates between him and other creatures is his potential awareness of the divine and his responsibility to ensure his own spiritual development. Otherwise, he may violate the law of the spiritual growth and destroy himself. Islam, hence, encourages man to work his personal will. It is up to man to choose his way either to spiritual growth and salvation or to spiritual disintegration and destruction.
    • Islam reveals that God's Grace, which by definition cannot be controlled or taken for granted, stands behind man's success in his struggle on earth. Appreciating God's grace helps man to resist his egoistic tendency, since he will not attribute his achievements to his cleverness as much as to God's support. This Understanding empowers man to work harder so that he may expose himself to that Divine Grace. Since nothing is guaranteed, faith in the Unseen Power reinforces his feeling of modesty, increases his yearning to his creator, and purifies his heart.
    • While all revelations share the fact that they provide man with rites and exercises to support him in the process of purification, Islam introduces rituals that harmonize with man's life in a wonderful way. There is a continuous rhythm between the movement of moon around the earth, the earth around itself, and around the sun, and the timing of rituals. Prayers cut across daily activities according to the rotation of earth around itself confronting the sum. These five prayers may embrace daily activities with an aura of holiness. The Lunar Month of fasting Ramadhan penetrates the year and it is meant to transform man's life during the rest of the year to be devoted to Allah. With the same underlying logic, Hajj is supposed to be done at least once during man's life, turning man's whole life to a sacred one. While prayers in all revelations depend mainly on wording or complete silence, in Islam the movements of the body during prayers convey meanings and symbolize the way that man takes to relate himself to the Holy. Directing one's face to the House of God Ka'aba reveals that there is a Center on earth around which seekers of truth may be directed
    • Islam also suggested a comprehensive system of living in which every moment in man's daily life might contribute to his spiritual growth. On the individual as well as on the societal level, Islam guides people to behave according to ethical rules and humane principles. It is not a matter of the detailed teaching that was given about all aspects of life, politically, economically, socially, culturally, environmentally, or educationally that counts. It is the fact that Islam derives its order to be in harmony with the divine law in all its manifestations. Islam did not only reveal the basic frame of reference according to which human life may be fruitful, it also provides the way to maximize man's spiritual and earthly achievements so that man can fulfill his mission and attend his goal as a vicegerent of God. Islam does not fix modes of behavior, rather it is concerned with general principles. It suggests ways for putting those principles into practice leaving the door open for man's creation of other models with no limitations.


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General Conclusion:

Since all revelations share the basic concepts. We can safely say that there is One Primordial Religionglossary that was revealed to man gradually and it was confirmed and complemented by the Revelation of Prophet Muhammad.
To awaken the humankind to the fact that there is one primordial religion and to make them understand that that religion is meant to guide them to live a fruitful peaceful and enjoyable life may change the world communities' relationship. Affiliates to the world religions would have mutual respect. They will come to know that any hostile attitude towards others' religions violates their own religious teachings.
 They can see for themselves that rigidity, prejudices, conflicts, feelings of superiority, and attempts to make one revelation prevail by force over others are outcomes of ignorance of the original guidance of their religion. Believing that there is One Religion that is expressed in different ways may raise mutual exchange of ideas and experiences. This enriches the understanding of each individual religion's teachings without need to conversion from one religion to another.  Islam as revealed by Prophet Muhammad can enrich the humanity understanding of how to realize a balanced, harmonized life.
Our objective is that all of us, the followers of all revelations, discern the shared concepts and live according to them even if each adherhis own religion and keeps the values of his own culture. If we did, we would be able to solve our global problems together. There would not need to have conflicting cultures. We would transcend our differences without destroying the beauty of each culture's uniqueness.  Nature teaches us that diversity does not contradict with unity. Within the flower family, there are numerous kinds, and even in the same tree, leaves may look similar but they are different for the meticulous observer. As human, we have different colors, languages, and ethnic origins, but we all share that fact that we are human. Our physical needs are similar, so are our spiritual needs. Therefore, all revelations with different names came to fulfill those needs. They are one in essence that we call Primordial Religion, Koran called that Religion Islam. We all belong to that One Religion.