Is there a Muslim out there? I'm considering converting
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hi mama! I am a Christian and my husband is Muslim. I have the utmost respect for Islam, but, in my opinion, it does not show God in the true nature that I know Him as. God created all people in His image and when He came to earth in the bodily form of Jesus, He bridged the gap between Him and His people. Islamic followers are very disconnected with God, there is no real personal relationship with Him, they just seek to serve Him and devote their life to Him by following the Qur'an and the 5 pillars of Islam. However, because of Jesus, God has a personal relationship with all people. Muslims correctly say that God is loving and loves justice and wants His people to care for the poor. The gospels go even further. They tell us to love our enemies as ourself and to turn the other cheek if we are hit. This is the Christian idea of justice - forgiveness and overwhelming love. The Muslim view of justice is really an eye for an eye. In my opinion, both religions are Godly religions and along with Judaism they all serve purposes to different nations. So if you do decide to convert, do not allow people to make you feel that you are abandoning your faith. Faith in the God of Abraham is no different in Islam than it is in Christianity. Really what you are doing is seeking for the truth, right?
5 Feb 09
Mamakavi, I just wonder how you were convinced to conviction here. Perhaps, that is a personal choice and I am in no position to be a moral or religious police here. Just hope that you know what you are doing, that you will be happy with your conviction and eventually conversion. You may want to read what is happening around before you decide further. Take care. Ref: http://www.asiaone.com/Digital/News/Story/A1Story20090125-117141.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1126556/Muslim-cleric-tells-Australians-Husbands-allowed-rape-beat-wives.html