Since the activities of September 11th, 2001 The Muslim global, pemakaman muslim in widespread and the faith of Islam had been placed within the spotlight. Certain ones in the mainstream media have painted a picture which would supply the affect that Muslims have an inherent awl to grind in opposition to the fans of Christ (Christian Brothers and Sisters).
As with any religion you have to judge Islam by way of its teachings and no longer by its adherents, who may additionally or might not be living up to the tenets in their faith. Let’s appearance first at what the Qur’an, the scripture of the Muslims, has to mention regarding Muslims and Christians.
“Surely folks who consider, and people who’re Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does top, they have their praise with their Lord, and there may be no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.” (Qur’an 2:62)
The Qur’an says Muslims and Christians are speculated to be exceptional friends.
“And thou wilt discover the nearest in friendship to the believers(Muslims) to be people who say, We are Christians. That is due to the fact there are priests and clergymen among them and because they may be now not proud.” (Qur’an five:82)
The Qur’an doesn’t forbid friendship with a person because of their faith, however due their moves.
“Allah forbids you no longer respecting people who combat you not for religion, nor power you forth out of your houses, that you show them kindness and address them justly. Surely Allah loves the doers of justice.
Allah forbids you handiest respecting folks that combat you for faith, and pressure you forth out of your houses and assist (others) for your expulsion, which you make friends of them; and whoever makes buddies of them, these are the wrongdoers.” (Qur’an 60:8-9)
The Qur’an gives a Muslim guy the permission to marry a woman from the book (Bible) if she and he are following the genuine principles of their faith. Marriage is the closest relationship, yet Muslims and Christians can come together below this exception to the guideline of a Muslim marrying some other Muslim.
“And so are the chaste from some of the believing ladies and the chaste from amongst those who’ve been given the Book earlier than you, while you supply them their dowries, taking (them) in marriage, not fornicating nor taking them for paramours in mystery.” (Qur’an five:5)
I desire this establishes that from a scriptural Quranic basis there may be no merchandising for Muslims preventing against Christians for spiritual reasons alone.
Now if the Qur’an does not teach anti-Christian teachings how has it come that some Muslims appear to be and in a few cases act opposed towards Christian brothers and sisters, specially remote places?
My teacher and guide, The Hon. Louis Farrakhan teaches we do no longer choose a person’s faith via what they SAY, but by way of what they DO. If we use this backyard stick how lots of us are really spiritual?
Jesus says the identical factor within the New Testament… “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s apparel, but inwardly they’re ravenous wolves. “You will know them with the aid of their culmination. Do guys acquire grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? “Even so, every correct tree bears proper fruit, but a horrific tree bears horrific fruit. “A suitable tree cannot endure horrific fruit, nor can a terrible tree endure true fruit. “Every tree that doesn’t endure correct fruit is reduce down and thrown into the hearth. Therefore through their culmination you may realize them” (Matt. 7:15-20).
Jesus in addition says,
“These people honor me with their lips, however their hearts are far from me.” (Matt 15:8)
We consider this could talk to the practices of some “European Christians” who’ve venerated Jesus with their mouths, however their hearts and movements have been some distance from him and who in many instances have acted like wolves in sheep (Christian) apparel.
The “European Christians” stole from and murdered the Indians. The “European Christians” kidnapped and murdered blacks. The “European Christians” as a kingdom have robbed, raped, deceived, assassinated different leaders, interfered with different governments, and so forth.
Bishop Desmond Tutu, a Christian, says the following approximately his European co-religionists…
“When the missionaries got here to Africa that they had the Bible and we had the land. They said “Let us pray.” We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and that they had the land.”
Because of these misdeeds by using “European Christians” many in the Muslim world, Africa and Asia have a anti Christian attitude no longer due to Jesus Christ, but due to the evil done in his name. Similar to how Muslims are appeared upon as violent, terrorist, anti-American by using some due to the misdeed of fellow Muslims. Muslims and Christians are fighting in that a part of the arena for hundreds of years antique because of vintage conflicts and old wounds.
The Hon. Louis Farrakhan lately instructed Muslims foreign places they might analyze lots from searching on the Nation of Islam (aka Black Muslims) in America. We have argued theologically, but we have now not bodily harmed one Christian brother or sister. We recognize the church and Min. Farrakhan is going into churches to preach love, expertise and tolerance between both faiths. The Million Man March (Oct sixteenth, 1995) had 2/three Christian attendance and there has been not anything but love among Muslims and Christians.
We, in America, must be an instance to the spiritual international of how to in reality walk with Jesus (Christian) and Muhammad (Muslim).
Thank you for studying these few words!
Brother Mustafaa Abdul Muhammad is a Black Man who is a follower of the Islamic religion. Through unbiased non secular studies advanced an ecumenical view of the sector’s religions and the people of God.
He has been public speaking due to the fact that 1999 and writing when you consider that 1997.
He has been featured on the Radio, Newspapers, public speaking occasions and at Mosques/Churches telling his tale and imparting his expertise of Almighty God’s plan for salvation.