Who are we? Where did we come from? Why did we come here? Where are we going? How do we live and move in the world, individually and collectively? How do we find fulfillment? Exploring these questions and finding some answers is one of the main purposes of religion.
Muhammad in his cave asked the same questions, like Moses before the burning bush or Jesus in his desert. God answered Muhammad with the Quran. But the Quran didn’t just answer his questions and close them. It answered them and yet left them open for further exploration, like windows and pathways that lead us out of our small rooms into green pastures and wide open skies.