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Taoism & Islam at a Glance;

By Ijaz Chaudry


Difference between Taoism and Islam, Islamic point of view;



Taoism is about the Tao. This is usually translated as the Way. But it's hard to say exactly what this means. The Tao is the ultimate creative principle of the universe. All things are unified and connected in the Tao.  All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being. (form comes from formlessness)?



One of the newest and greatest scientific discovery of the 21st century is the knowledge obtained about Higgs Mechanism. Like it says "form comes from formlessness" the science today has established the facts that Higgs Mechanism is such which gives mass (form) to the formless matter like photon or light. The Quran confirms this mechanism;


(41:10) He placed on it stabilizers (mountains) made it productive and He calculated its provisions in four days to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.


(41:11) Then He turned to the sky when it was still gas and said to it and to the earth "Come into existence willingly or unwillingly." They said "We come willingly *(Higgs Mechanism)."


*Missing word “Higgs Mechanism” or Hyagis Allalia their respective gv’s are 1025 & 477. (41:10-11) 10 + 11 = 21. 41 21 477 1025 = 2169198475 x 19. This Mechanism gives mass (weight) to the matter, and is the very latest scientific discovery. The temporal connection suggests that this event happened historically, indeed it did. Learn about the codes in FAQ.


The Tao is half a story the creative principle explains the repeating of the creations, like humans as we see it reproducing more humans (this repeat of what already is there a male and female human).  But Tao does not talk about the initiation process where for example the first human (Adam) came from.  Quran tells us that God creates and repeats;

[30:11]  GOD is the One who initiates the creation and repeats it. Ultimately, you will be returned to Him.

[30:27]  And He is the One who initiates the creation, then repeats it; this is even easier for Him. To Him belongs the most sublime similitude, in the heavens and the earth, and He is the Almighty, Most Wise.

Quran also talks about the above verses being true and that if they were false and the initiation was not required then this is an example of "No smoke without fire", thus there would have been no repeating.

[34:49]  Say, "The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor repeat it."



The Tao is not God and is not worshipped. Taoism includes many deities, that are worshipped in Taoist temples, they are part of the universe and depend, like everything, on the Tao



The nature and the creation is manifestations of God but they are not deities.  There is only one deity in Islam which Muslims worship and that is our God the creator of the heavens and earth;

[6:102]  Such is GOD your Lord, there is no god except He, the Creator of all things. You shall worship Him alone. He is in control of all things.

Idol worship unforgivable sin in Islam;

[4:116]  GOD does not forgive idol worship (if maintained until death),* and He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who idolizes any idol beside GOD has strayed far astray.


 Authors note; There is not much one can say in Islam regarding Taoism because Islam believes in God while Taoism does not.  While Taoism include worshiping deities, while Muslims has no other deity than God and in Islam worshiping other than God is the greatest sin.  Taoism is based on Chinese philosophy while Islam is based on the word of God and the belief system with its rules and regulation based on this word the Quran (The Final Testament).  Taoism belief in Tao where being is created from non-being, however Muslims believe that everything came from a being that being is God.  In brief this comparison is enough to conclude this article.


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