Islam is not against discussing thought-provoking and critical questions. What it condemns is to be provocative while trying to get answers to knotty issues of faith.
This was the view of the Chief Missioner, Nasrullahil- Fatih Society (NASFAT), Imam Abdul-Azeez Morufu Onike at the inaugural Prayer Session of Nasfat Outreach at Dolphin Central Mosque.
According to Onike, scripturally, there are many instances where statements that provoke human thought process are made.
He said that for instance, the Quran says: “See ye the seed that ye sow in the ground? Is it you who makes it grow, or are We the grower? Were it Our Will, We could crumble it to dry powder, and ye would be left in wonderment. (56:63-65).
He therefore urged the participants at the prayer session and members of NASFAT to seize the opportunity of the weekly Asalat to ask any thought provoking question on “seemingly confusing, disturbing or unclear and misunderstood concepts of Islam from the scholars who will engage them in comprehensive discussion of these issues without going astray.”