Madonna has revealed that she is looking into the Qur’an after arguments with her Muslim “partner” over religion.
The 55-year-old was raised a Roman Catholic, but for the past 17 years she has been a devout follower of Kabbalah, a mystical offshoot of Judaism.
The singer, who currently has a Muslim boyfriend, has begun investigating into Islam.
She said: “I am building schools for girls in Islamic countries and studying the Quran. I think it is important to study all the holy books.
“As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn’t agree more. To some people this is a very daring thought.”
Madonna has been a Kabbalist since 1996. She famously persuaded her former husband, British film director Guy Ritchie, to attend Kabbalah services before they parted in 2008.
But she and her current partner Brahim Zaibat, 25, have reportedly argued about religion because of his Muslim faith.
Madonna is said to dilute her children’s orange juice with specially blessed Kabbalah water, and often wears white clothes because they attract “positive energy”.
Kabbalah’s definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, or Occulist syncretic adaptations.
Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (no end) and the mortal and finite universe (God’s creation). While it is heavily used by some denominations, it is not a religious denomination in itself.
It forms the foundations of mystical religious interpretation. Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and thereby attain spiritual realisation.
Kabbalah originally developed entirely within the realm of Jewish thought, and Kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious.
It is commonly regarded among Christians and Muslims that Kabbalah is the satanic evil arts taught to a group of Jews whilst in Babylon (Babel). There is a difference of opinion between Christians and Muslims regarding who taught the group the black magic – whether it was Satan himself or angels sent in disguise by God as a test for the people.