Invitation to the religion of God
February 9, 2014 7:54am CST
Hello, my dear sisters and brother in humanity. I hope you all are doing well. I would like to invite you all to the religion of God, the religion of peace, the religion of truth - the religion of islam. The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace. In the Quran, God defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Islam recognizes that humankind has free choice in whether to obey or disobey God, but ultimately we will be held accountable to God in the next life for the choices that we make in this life. God sent Prophets to teach mankind how to worship Him; starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the last of the messengers, Muhammad (peace be upon them all). The Islamic position is that all of these prophets came with the same message, that there is no deity worthy of worship except the One True God, known in Arabic as Allah. Islam recognizes the close relationship between the body and soul. Whereas the body originates from the earth and has a defined period of life on this earth, the soul originates from God and does not die. Islam encourages the individual to focus on keeping the soul healthy, through the remembrance, obedience and worship of God. There should be a correct balance in strengthening the soul and not over-indulging with the pleasures of the body. Islam is a natural way of life that encourages one to give due attention to their relationship with God and His creation. Islam teaches that it is through the doing of good deeds and seeking the pleasure of God that souls find true happiness and peace. It is in this context that the word Islam derives from the root word “salam,” or peace. I thereby invite you all to the way of life preached and propagated by all the Prophets and Messengers of God - I invite you all to Islam :)
28 Feb 14
It is interesting to read about this, thank you for describing your religion - I know that many believe like you. Have you read the oldest book in the world, the Holy Bible? I suppose so, since you seem to believe in the prophets that the Bible talks about. The first part of Genesis was most likely written by Adam and after him, others, like Noah and Abraham wrote down what they experienced. Beginning in the year 1513 before common era, Moses wrote down what happened to him and the Israelites and others in his time. He also wrote or copied what was already written - from Adam until his time. A very interesting thing is that the Bible has many prophecies that have been fulfilled Some prophecies have been fulfilled during the last century, from 1914 until this day. Maybe you have also read what the prophet David wrote in Psalm 37, that God will clean the earth from all evil and make it a paradise where humble people, that obey God, will live forever. See verse 29. The prophet Daniel also told that God will take away all human governments and make His Kingdom rule the whole earth. See Daniel 2:44 Chapter 2 in Daniel's book describe the world goverments until our days, and we live now during the last human govenment before God's Kingdom takes over. If you would like to find a Bible online, you can go to biblegateway.com or jw.org - the later site can be read in 300 languages. One can also make a search there. I did a search and found many interesting facts: Welcome to ask if you have questions.
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• Portland, Oregon
16 Mar 14
The Jesus described as a prophet by the Qur'an is not the Jesus of the Bible, you know. According to Islamic texts-not necessarily the Qur'an itself- "Isus" was actually a muslim. Islam says that this "Isus" was not even Jewish, and that since it would be an abomination to Allah to have an earthly son, "Isus" is not even God. How many of the people you speak to will have the understanding of the cultural context-the history of Islam that you and I know about? For instance, do you believe that most of your western audience has no idea about the 99 beautiful names of Allah? How about this one: Khayrul-Makireen, or literally, "The Greatest of all Deceivers"? Qur'an : 8, 30; 27, 50; 13, 42; 10, 21; (14, 46); (43, 79); 86, 15f; 7, 100. The following is excerpted from Walid Shoebat: God's War on Terrorism:Islam, Prophesy and the Bible "Westerners always inquire and struggle to find moderate Muslims. Do they exist? If so, whre are their Arabic websites? How many are there? If they exist, why are they only in English Why do they only partially quote Muslim jurisprudence? If one studies Islam carefully one would find two sets of codes, some abrogated Qur'anic verses and commands for peace used whenever objections agains violence in Islam arise. Then you have other commands, exclusively for Muslims. Muslims are quick to dish out fantastic quotes from Islamic sources claiming that Jihad means self-defense: "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limis; for Allah loves not transgressors." (Qur'an 2:190) Or the favorite, "Ten Commandments of Jihad" used by moderate imposters who quote Caliph Abu Bakr upon commissioning Muslims for Jihad expansions: 'Listen and obey the following ten commands and instructions; Do not betray any one (if you give a pledge). Do not ever steal from the war booties. Do not breach your pledge of allegiance....' " These, at first glance, seem to be reasonable terms to abide by in the face of responding to oppressive dissidents, right? But the "other commandments"-the ones given to true Muslims-go more like this: "'One must go on jihad (i.e., warlike razzias or raids) at least once a year...one may use a catapult against them when they are in afortress, even if among them are women and children. One may set fire to them and/or drown them...If a person of the Ahl al-Kitab [People of The Book--Jews and Christians, typically] is enslaved, his marriage is [automatically] revoked...One may cut down their trees...One must destroy their useless books. Jihadists may take as booty whatever they decide...they may steal as much food as they need.' Professor Khalil Muhammad in a dialogue with me gave such loving quotes using Al-Ghazali the famous theologian, philosopher, and paragon of mystical Sufism, who is regularly quoted by the so-called moderates as a prime example of moderate Islam. Even Western scholars like the eminent W. M. Watt describe Al-Ghazali as "acclaimed in both the East and West as the greatest Muslim after Mohammed, and he is by no means unworthy of that dignity." Had Westerners studied Al-Ghazali regarding Jihad and the treatment of the vanquished non-Muslim dhimmi peoples, perhaps they would not have been deceived by peace. Contemporary scholar Bassam Tibi sums it up this way: "At its core, Islam is a religious mission to all humanity. Muslims are religiously obligated to disseminate the Islamic faith throughout the world. 'We have sent you forth to all mankind' (Qur'an 34:28). If non-Muslims submit to conbersion or subjugation, this call (da'wa) can be pursued peacefully. If they do not, Muslims are obliged to wage war against them. Sure, Islam means peace--but only after submission."