Last night I finally understood Islam. No, I am not going to become Muslim, but understanding Islam is very helpful. I feel like I have had three revelations in my life. The first was rejecting Plato. The second was understanding the Old Testament. And the third is understanding Islam. I will write more about this in the coming weeks.
Anyway, reading this post, I wonder what do you mean by the term "finally understood", as it seems it implies an insight you received in a blink of a moment after dwelling on the subject, also the word "revelation" might imply that.
It is a long story, but in summary I believe that the source of truth is reality and the location of truth is the mind, while Plato believes that the source of truth is the mind and location of truth is reality. I consider Plato to be the purest form of evil that I know of.
Fschmidt, to understand Islam, you have to reject what people say and follow what God said.
To help you understand it even more, Islam is an Arabic word and the root also means Submission.
Don't fall in the trap of the sectarians who try to tell you that they have the narrations which contain the personal words of the prophet Mohammed. Because why would to believe someone, who is going to tell you that he recorded what Mohammed said, the people who is going to "tell" you might be lieing.
Don't read "ahadith"/"sunnah", it's a fabrication, the enemies of Mohammed, the prophet of the Quran, fabricated it.
You have to read the Quran alone, to find out.
It's like, i have to study Torah alone, to understand the Torah. I don't need the "Talmud", the "Talmud" will teach me only evil.
I don't have to study what the "pope" is following, because it's idolatry. Just like that, i have to study the Gospel alone, to understand Christianity.
So yeah, Jews have a big problem with the "talmud followers". The Christians have a big problem with the "followers of the pope". And so have the Muslims, a huge problem with the "followers of the Sunnah/life style" which is being falsely attributed to Mohammed, the Prophet of God.