In simple words, Anthropologists have failed to understand the true nature of â€˜the emotions of fearâ€™ of God. It also seems to me natural for them to make such a mistake. Many a time, when you delve deeper into some hot issue you are under so many social pressures and scientific advancements that you hit again and again at the point which is getting an uproar around you in â€˜the world of knowledgeâ€™. Ultimately, the process of deliberation which could have been so natural eventually becomes artificial. To give you an example, I will bring to your notice one of our common experiences. There are times when it seems so difficult to us to recall what is so familiar to our memory; we push our memory and try and try to recall but â€˜what we could have been able to recall in an instant because of its familiarityâ€™ appears to be so â€˜distantâ€™ to our brain. We fail and we have to say: It is in my sub conscious but I am not getting it . This shows how sometimes familiar notions turn into distant items because of artificial thinking. This is why when we leave our memory in its natural flow â€˜the desired fileâ€™ opens automatically and we suddenly remember. Perhaps, a sort of this experience happened in case of our Anthropologists.
The question is: â€˜What is the true nature of fear of Allah then?â€™ This fear is nothing other than a manifestation of the love of the Lord. This is so natural to love someone from the bottom of the heart and in loving so, fear to lose them; fear to face their anger; fear to have your ties severed with them. Thus where there is love there is fear. Take for instance the example of mother and son in the same scenario. The amazing fact is that the converse is not true, that is to say, love translates into fear but fear does not translate into love. This is why I assert, as Javed Sahib, that the origin of our relationship with the Lord is love and not the fear.
Similarly, the theory of moving from multiple gods to One God is also flawed.