Top 10 Myths About Islam


note from me, MG–Many thanks to my good friend RH for sending

Islam is a widely-misunderstood religion. Those who are unfamiliar with the faith often have misunderstandings about its teachings and practices. Common misconceptions include that Muslims worship a moon-god, that Islam is oppressive against women, or that Islam is a faith that promotes violence. Here we bust these myths and expose the true teachings of Islam.

1. Muslims worship a moon-god

Some non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Allah is an “Arab god,” a “moon god,” or some sort of idol. Allah is the proper name of the One True God, in the Arabic language. The most fundamental belief that a Muslim has is that “There is only One God,” the Creator, the Sustainer — known in the Arabic language and by Muslims as Allah. Arabic-speaking Christians use the same word for the Almighty.

2. Muslims don’t believe in Jesus

In the Qur’an, stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called ‘Isa in Arabic) are abundant. The Qur’an recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, and the miracles he performed by God’s permission. There is even a chapter of the Qur’an named after his mother, Mary (Miriam in Arabic). However, Muslims believe that Jesus was a fully human prophet and not in any way divine himself.

3. Most Muslims are Arabs

While Islam is often associated with Arabs, they make up only 15% of the world’s Muslim population. The country with the largest population of Muslims is Indonesia. Muslims make up 1/5 of the world’s population, with large numbers found in Asia (69%), Africa (27%), Europe (3%) and other parts of the world.

4. Islam oppresses women

Most of the ill-treatment that women receive in the Muslim world is based on local culture and traditions, without any basis in the faith of Islam. In fact, practices such as forced marriage, spousal abuse, and restricted movement directly contradict Islamic law governing family behavior and personal freedom.

5. Muslims are violent, terrorist extremists

Terrorism cannot be justified under any valid interpretation of the Islamic faith. The entire Qur’an, taken as a complete text, gives a message of hope, faith, and peace to a faith community of one billion people. The overwhelming message is that peace is to be found through faith in God, and justice among fellow human beings. Muslim leaders and scholars do speak out against terrorism in all its forms, and offer explanations of misinterpreted or twisted teachings.

6. Islam is intolerant of other faiths

Throughout the Qur’an, Muslims are reminded that they are not the only ones who worship God. Jews and Christians are called “People of the Book,” meaning people who have received previous revelations from the One Almighty God that we all worship. The Qur’an also commands Muslims to protect from harm not only mosques, but also monasteries, synagogues, and churches — because “God is worshipped therein.”

7. Islam promotes “jihad” to spread Islam by the sword and kill all unbelievers

The word Jihad stems from an Arabic word which means “to strive.” Other related words include “effort,” “labor,” and “fatigue.” Essentially Jihad is an effort to practice religion in the face of oppression and persecution. The effort may come in fighting the evil in your own heart, or in standing up to a dictator. Military effort is included as an option, but as a last resort and not “to spread Islam by the sword.”

8. The Quran was written by Muhammad and copied from Christian and Jewish sources

The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over a period of two decades, calling people to worship One Almighty God and to live their lives according to this faith. The Qur’an contains stories of Biblical prophets, because these prophets also preached the message of God. Stories are not merely copied, but the oral traditions are referred to in a way that focuses on the examples and teachings that we can learn from them.

9. Islamic prayer is just a ritualized performance with no heartfelt meaning

Prayer is a time to stand before God and express faith, give thanks for blessings, and seek guidance and forgiveness. During Islamic prayer, one is modest, submissive and respectful to God. By bowing and prostrating ourselves to the ground, we express our utmost humility before the Almighty.

10. The crescent moon is a universal symbol of Islam

The early Muslim community did not really have a symbol. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad, Islamic caravans and armies flew simple solid-colored flags (generally black, green, or white) for identification purposes. The crescent moon and star symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years, and wasn’t affiliated with Islam at all until the Ottoman Empire placed it on their flag.

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  1. #1 by Emily Windsor-Cragg on August 31, 2010 - 3:50 am

    You are are entitled to think about God as you choose.

    So am I.

    End of argument.

    note from me, MG–nobody is talking about “God’ here at all. This is about clearing up misconceptions, a fancy word for LIES that are being spread around these days vociferously in the interests of widening an already apocalyptic war. Did this fact escape your notice?

  2. #2 by hybridrogue1 on August 31, 2010 - 3:58 am

    Sounds reasonable to me.

    Lots of Chritstianoids have turned the message of Jesus upside-down as well.

    More than any of the the books that bruise my sensibilities is the Talmud.

    \\ll//

  3. #3 by Sam on August 31, 2010 - 4:55 am

    ‘Jihad’ is more commonly used in Arabic to denote ‘struggle’ than anything else. However, the root of the word are as in para 7.
    I just want to add that early Muslims have never made any attempt to coerce Christians or Jews to convert to Islam as evidenced by the fact that they ruled the Iberian peninsular, Malta and Sicily for about five centuries and have never ever forced anyone under their mercy to convert. In fact, the earliest followers of the Prophet were Christian Arabs who made no distinction between Christianity and Islam. Basically, Islam is more akin to Christianity minus the Trinity than the unenlightened believe. Even today, some Christians struggle to comprehend the concept of Trinity. Besides, at no time did Jesus claim He was God, but to true Christians His divinity is unquestionable. Lastly, Christ decreed that the greatest two commandments are: to love God (not Him) totally, with heart, mind, and soul, and the second greatest is to love one’s neighbour as oneself; no other commandment is greater than these.

  4. #4 by Perry L on August 31, 2010 - 6:59 am

    Regardless of how “we” think about God it has no bearing on God. Yes “we” are entitled to any misconception we can dream up or that is indoctrinated into us by our culture but that doesn’t change the truth which is God.

    The Qur’an says in many places that ALL will be answered on the Last Day and that all of our petty arguments and the mountain of lies about God created by men “we” will be informed about by the ONLY source of truth…GOD.

    He (Noah) said: An affliction and wrath shall befall you from your Lord. Do you argue with me over names which you and your fathers have created with no authority being sent down by God? Wait then, and I will wait with you.” Qur’an 7:71

  5. #5 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on August 31, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Emily Windsor-Cragg
    August 31, 2010 at 3:50 am

    “You are are entitled to think about God as you choose. So am I.”

    Dear Emily

    Mark is quite right. It is not about GOD, but about misconceptions.

    In two sentences, you have added another MISCONCEPTION to the above list! And, to the look of it you are not willing to admit that there are misconceptions, none at all, and you are neither ready nor willing to correct any misconceptions if there are any.

    You say you are entitled to “think about God as you choose”, but do not inform us of those thoughts, or what God you are talking about. In the Holy Bibles (for Jews and Christians), Mankind is not allowed to kill/murder, steal or make false testimonies. Do you agree with these?

    If you do, then you should be concerned when lies are told about anything or anybody, deliberately or not.

    By saying “You are entitled to think about God as you choose. So I am.”, you are quoting the Holy Qur’aan in two places without even realising it:

    1. There is no compulsion in religion

    2. To you your religion, to me mine!

    If you really want to be counted among the GOOD human beings, try and be more understanding and more compassionate, please. James Michener wrote a piece entitled “Islam the Misunderstood Religion”, maybe you should read it.

    God bless and guide you.

    BAFS

  6. #6 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on August 31, 2010 - 9:49 am

    “Islam is oppressive against women…”

    This is a good one!

    I wonder how many of us have visited brothels in TEL AVIV, PARIS, LONDON or BOMBAY and seen how women are treated like ANIMALS! I lived just a few yards from the JEWISH PROSTITUTION and PORNOGRAPHIC area (brothels and sex shops) in Paris, Strasbbourg Saint-Denis, a couple of stops from Pigalle the other RED (SATANIC) LIGHT DISTRICT!

    I wonder how many of us know that mothers in the West and in India have murdered about 100 million babies in the past fifty years, legal abortion promoted by Jews and carried out by the UN!

    I wonder how many of us know that between France and B’rit’ain there are about 3 million single mothers with kids from different fathers and lovers by the tons, and how many of those temporary fathers rape their step children! (My own French niece Nathalie was raped by one of those animals (one of her mother’s lovers) when she was only eight years old, and later in life she jumped off the balcony of a high building and killed herself leaving her children behind!)

    I wonder how many of us have seen and heard that “WOE MAN” on JEW Jerry Springer pornographic Show who had sex in public (with ice packed around her whatever thing she was using for the job…) while being filmed, sexual intercourse with some 200 Black and White filthy perverts! None of those fornicating wild animals was a Muslim or a Christian!

    I wonder how many of us know that in both Great Israel (England) and France ‘women’ copulate with animals (the French made it legal in occupied Lebanon) or with their own brothers, sons and fathers!

    The list is as long as the Jewish Communist Manifesto or the Jewish Protocols of Zion!

    BAFS

    P.S. When Christian Michael SHALHOUB (later to become Muslim Omar Sharif) was asked by an idiotic (they choose idiocy as their trade!) western journalist about Muslims oppressing their women, Omar said: In our house, my mother is the boss! In my own home where my mother had to bring up eleven children, SHE WAS THE BOSS! Today Jewish (Rothschild’s) feminism has killed womanhood. Ask NADINE de Rothschild, the wife the French Baron of Rothschild? Nadine refused acting jobs in Jewllywood and said she had no intention to have sex with the producer, director, and other top guy in order to obtain a role, and that she would keep her virginity for her husband! But, Brigitte Bardot said her sex was for anybody who wanted it and paid the price. We still do not know how much the filthiest Jew in France, Serge Gainsbourg, paid to her!

    Margaret Marcus, a Jewess who embraced Islam and took the name of Maryam Jamila wrote that women are far better in Islam than in any other religion! Christian women should be the same, but unfortunately the culture of alcohol and promiscuity and working women make this very hard for them My Catholic friend Jenifer said all the white staff she worked with had sex with the boss, probably a Jew, (to keep their job)! When it came to her, she refused. She was fired, went to court and won her case!

  7. #7 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on August 31, 2010 - 10:09 am

    1. “Muslims worship a moon-god”

    Well, I have to say that these are not “misconceptions” but a deliberate Jewish vilification strategy used by both Jews and Zionist ‘Christians’ to undermine Muslims. Check “Allah Had No Son ©1994 by Jack T. Chick LLC”

    http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0042/0042_01.asp

    Jack T. Chick is a Zionist financed by Jews. Officially and in all legality they incite people to religious hatred against Islam and Muslims. THIS IS ALLOWED IN B’RIT’AIN!

    Once, Black Zionist Christians were selling these comics including a book entitled “The Islamic Invasion” in the Sunday Jewish Hackney Market and Car Boot Sales. This provoked a couple of young Muslims to anger and a fight ensued with an army of tough Black guys beating the crap out of the thin and skinny young Muslims. Once home, I rang the Police to report a crime. Two officers visited my home and I showed them the RACIST and INCENDIARY literature (including “The Islamic Invasion”) and informed them of the assault on young Muslims by the Black Christian Zionists. One of the officers told me: Sir, we are in England, and this is a country of freedom of speech.

    I know these Zionists come from a Seven Sisters Church. The same people tried to burn down an Islamic bookshop near my home, “Call to Islam”.

    All the Jewish lies about the Moon God promoted by Zionist Christians and Blacks are in that comic book for you to read right on line.

    YOU SHOULD READ THAT COMIC ALL OF YOU, A REAL JEWISH PEARL!

    BAFS

  8. #8 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on August 31, 2010 - 10:28 am

    7. “Islam promotes “jihad” to spread Islam by the sword and kill all unbelievers”

    Well, if after 1400 years, this kind of garbage is still written in the Western media and believed by millions of donkeys, there is nothing we can do about it.

    As a matter of fact, all true Christians and Muslims are GREAT JIHAADISTS 24 hours a day and all their lives, at least they should be!

    The Islamic Great Jihaad is the STRUGGLE against the Self, and the greatest victory any Muslim can ever achieve in this life is the Victory over the Self! This battle field Jihaad is known as the small jihaad that is the duty and obligation not of all Muslims, but only of a group only when they need to defend themselves or the oppressed who call them for help!

    GOD in the Holy Qur’aan tells Mankind (not Muslims) how to protect themselves from the enemy.

    In one of its many translations (not versions!), we can read:

    Verse 200: O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your ebemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allah, so that you may be successful.

    (Chapter) Surah 3, Al-‘Imran (Family of Imran)/ Part 4 Verse 200 from “Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’an” by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali (Phd. Berlin) and Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan, Darussalam, 1985.

    BAFS
    Tuesday 31st of August 2010

  9. #9 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on August 31, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    ONE MORE MISCONCEPTION ABOUT ISLAM – the Muslim manner of prayer is primitive.

    Muslims worship GOD ritually (pray) exactly as used to pray early Hebrews, Israelites, Jews and Christians (and dress like them).

    Many Jews and millions of Christians in the East (Coptic) pray exactly as Muslims have been praying for the past 1400 years.

    So, when Westernised secular Jews and Christians, racists (fascists) and fanatics demonise Muslims and their Masajid (Mosques) they are just being fools.

    MUSLIMS PRAY EXACTLY LIKE EARLY CHRISTIANS (JESUS CHRIST) AND MILLIONS OF MODERN COPTIC CHRISTIANS

    MUSLIMS PRAY EXACTLY LIKE EARLY AND MODERN ORTHODOX JEWS – when you can catch them praying! But, they can’t and don’t pray like Muslims when their Synagogues have been designed (by force) like Western Churches.

    MUSLIMS PRAY EXACTLY AS EARLY JEWS

    The truth is that we all have the same religion, worship the same GOD, but look at the same Garden (Heaven) but through three different windows from the same living room. Those misconceptions we are talking about are not accidental. They are fabricated as weapons of war and subjugation.

    BAFS

  10. #10 by peter vojta on August 31, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    Exelent article, I would like to ad as person living in “so called” christian countries, that Islam is religion of PEACE and fastest growing one. If we compare the major religions today, then Islam could be easily refered to as an extension of revelation of Bible. The biggest problem for whole Humanity is really satanic explanation of Talmud / realy oral one rejecting Truth Old Testament, and thas misleading many and many Jews/…. As for Christianity, that is a “lost” case already for over 1700 years old “LIE”!!!! about “Trinity”, making Almighty, Jesus and Holy spirit into one and thas totaly confusing message of the Bible /OT and NT/. People simply cant understand the meaning of the “World of God”, majority newer looked inside this truth reveling book at all. I certainly aggree, that atheistic, colonial ideology Zionism is most visiable treat to Humanity and spreding “Cancer” of the M.East, but it could not survive “a day longer” if it was not for Chritian-zionists, openly disregarding everything from the Bible.
    Listening Dr. Ahmadinejads speeches /whole!!/, He reminds me “ministry” that of the
    Prophet Muhammad. He is also calling and working daily on Unity amoung muslims, on the top of it he stresses respect for other religions…..And he has the benefit of representing country, population and culture not involved in any aggressions and initiated wars over centuries. There is NOT question that Zionism /represented by its brat child Israel/ will in near future course many horrors of wars and suffering,/ its inbuild in this sadistic and arrogant ideology and its only way it could survive for so long…./, but main culprit is really False Chrisendom and “so called” Christians will themself pay horrible price for supporting this Evil, Satanic ideology Zionism.
    Islam is religion of Peace. I dont believe there will be “End of the world”, I believe that with Zionist inspired conflict spreding all over the planet Earth, there will be “END OF SYSTEM OF THINGS”, and that after the battles end, the awoken, enlightened people /remains of poputations/ free of Satanic culture, represented by bloodthirsty zionits and false cristians, will sit togheter and work on some kind of “Universal moral codex” and begin “Era of universal peace”.
    PS.One thing puzzles me always, no one religion makes Biblical claim for “land”. How can so called chritians support such a nonsence about “Almighty being some kind of Realestate agent”? and support zionist claim. One has to laugh , to immagine, that Almighty would blindly support such a bloodthirsty, fanatical bunch of criminals, calling themself “chosen people?” Chosen yeas, but by Satan, for they represent his seed.

    Peter czech

  11. #11 by Amerikagulag on August 31, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    “There’s no business like Shoah business” – Mark Glenn

    Excellent article and congratulations on winning this round. They’ll be back tho. They never sleep.

  12. #12 by johnUK on August 31, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Looks like my comment wasn’t posted with supporting evidence which refutes points 4, 5, 6 & 7. I guess opinions that refute the points in the article are not permitted.

    –note from me, MG–no, we allow dissenting opinions here when they are intelligently researched and expressed. If they are nothing but gibberish that suffices only in gumming up an otherwise productive discussion, then they are tossed out with the rest of the garbage.

  13. #13 by rehmat1 on September 1, 2010 - 9:56 am

    “Islam never had to go through a prolonged period of critically examining the validity of its spiritual vision, as the West did during the 18th century. Islamic culture has, of course, known its own crisis… yet it was never forced to question its traditional worldview,” – writes the historian Louis Dupre.

    “On the one hand, Islam is viewed positively, even enthusiastically, as a purified form of revealed religion, stripped of the many imperfections of Judaism and Christianity, and hence reassuringly akin to deism. On the other, Islam is more often regarded with hostility and contempt as a primitive, grossly superstitious religion like Judaism and Christianity, and one no less, or still more, adapted to promoting despotism,” – Jonathan Israel in Radical Enlightenment.

    The history of world civilization can be divided into three main categories – Religion, Materialism, and Islam. Until the 17th century, the Church controlled every aspects of European political, social, and religious life – government, law, finance, wars, education, human-rights, rewriting of religious texts, etc. The Church’s doctrine of “Salvation through the Church” gave it divine rights to discriminate non-Christians especially the Jewish communities living in Europe – which were expelled from almost ever western country during that period of time.

    Jewish scholars and activists played a major role in Europe’s Enlightenment movement (between mid-17th century to early 19th century) – challenging the Church domination – which achieved its desired goal as described by historian Peter Gay: “The Enlightenment broke through the scared circle whose dogma had circumscribed thinking….” The European were told that they were now free to practice “freedom of thoughts”, “democracy” and “freedom of religion” based on human reasoning. However, after living under this hoax for over three centuries – hundreds of millions of dissatified people have come to the conclusion that all those fancy slogans were nothing but to replace the powerful Church with a powerful secular elite minority.

    Gilad Atzmon recently said (watch video at the end of this post): “Enlightenment is anthropocentric in its essence, for it regards humans as the ‘universe’s most important entity’. Those who follow enlightenment ideology are basically different breeds of self -lovers. We are basically referring to humans who love themselves for being rational and liberated. We are referring to humans who are convinced that they are at the core of the essence of our cosmos. Bearing that in mind, we may be entitled to regard the last two centuries of Western conflicts as futile battles between different kinds of ‘self lovers’.”

    Islamic teachings are totally against “self love”. It commands its believers to love others (who don’t plot against them) as much as they love themselves. It gives such importance to a brotherly relationship with next-door neighbor, no matter what religion he/she follows – so much so – that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told his companions that he was affraid Allah may include neighbor in ones’ inheritance.

    Islam is open to all kind of progressive and rational knowledge – be it scientific or non-scientific. It promise great rewards for the true Islamic scholars (equates them to earlier prophets). In Muslim history, no scholar is known to be persecuted for his knowledge except on his political thinking (not like Bruno and Spaniard Michael Servetus who were burned at the stake by Holy Inquisition and Calvin for blasphemy or Galileo with the same fate for questioning some doctrines of the Church). Muslim dynasties in Damascus, Baghdad, and Delhi – not only patronized Muslim scholars but also Jewish, Christian, Parsi and Hindu scholars too.

    Since the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Enlightenment, the West has come out of its Dark Age and has replaced the Muslim domination in scientific and technological development, giving rise to a great economic and military strength – which in its arrogance, convinced itself that West was the measure of everything, and that its new-found rationality would assure it the highest peaks of knowledge, power, and happiness ever achieved in human history. A western man still see that progress as proof of a general superiority of the western civilization over Islamic civilization and thus his God-given right to control the world and exploit its natural resources. In reality, the Enlightenment has turned the West more barbarian than it was during its Dark Age. Only in the last century, unspeakable genocides were carried out by this ‘freedom loving’ society – two savage world wars, including the use of nuclear bombs), Leninism, Stalinism, Nazism, occupation and ethnic-cleansing of Muslim lands in Palestine, Bosnia, Chechyna, Iraq, Afghanistan – resulting in the death of over 180 million civilians.

    http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/islam-doesnt-need-enlightenment/

  14. #14 by Jean on September 1, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    I have realized for years that the US has been under the control of the international money
    powers and through the high living standards afforded those that come to political power, they
    influence our elected people to approve barbaric actions against other country’s and they do
    so because they fear they will lose their cushy positions. In short, they are nothing less then
    prostitutes and they encourage the demeaning lies that circulate against any body they wish
    to wage war against. I discovered this (top 10 lies article and forwarded it to a friend of
    mine who was wise enough to bring it to the attention of Mark Glen and he has the capability
    of spreading the word to a far wider audience then did I. Hopefully it will be read by honest
    people who have the abiity to reason. It seems they are the minority. Great comments on this
    thus far.

  15. #15 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 5, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    I am having a hard time convincing our Christian Brother Texe Marrs to stop demonising Islam and Muslims.

    The latest of TEXE is about the dream of MOOZELIM men for a supposed PHYSICAL Garden of Paradise where GOD has reserved 71 virgins for each one of them (if they kill enough GOYIM or whatever)! So, while the Jews can afford all the virgins under their control, those MOOZELIM fanatics are awaiting for GOD’s pleasure!

    Who gets pleasure in “DEFLOWERING VIRGINS” apart from Jewish perverts and their Friends of Isra Hell?

    In my unpublished 800-page book “A New Perspective of World History” destroyed in 1996 by former British soldier and Policeman Denis Yates of Chelmsford, in Chapter Ten “The Hindustani Muslim War of Independence of 1857-58”, I quoted racist Lord Cromer, British High Commissioner to Egypt, 1908, as having publicly declared:

    “England was prepared to grant political freedom to all her colonial possession as soon as a generation of intellectuals and politicians imbued through English education with the ideals of English culture were ready to take over, but under no circumstances would the British Government for a single moment tolerate an independent Islamic State.” ( I had obtained this quote in “World Arrogance” by Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zidan, 1992, UK, p.84.

    In those days, I did not have the Internet, and I relied exclusively on my personal library. I never went to any public library as I had near two thousand books.

    One good thing about good people, all good people, good Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims and Atheist, is that THEY ALL LOVE TRUTH, AND HATE LIES! It is true that we now have so many lies propagated on the Internet and even in books (Pr Alan Dershowitz’s), and that it is sometimes almost impossible to say what is true and what is false. But, on the whole, we can safely say that we know what has to be known.

    That racist Gladstone declared war on the Holy Qur’ân right during a session of the House of Commons can also be easily verified. Lord Curzon boasted of the destruction of Islam as a spiritual force and of the Ottoman Caliphate (Khilafah). But, Islam has remained alive all along despite all the wars and the holocausts carried out by the decadent Christendom and their Jewish masters.

    So, my dear friends and enemies, NOBODY can fool the non-indoctrinated Muslims in believing all the garbage some read (I don’t) on the Internet or in the Jewish controlled media! Today’s urbanised Muslims are mostly the product of Western indoctrination, and transformed for the most part AS PLANNED BY THE IMPERIALISTS into sectarian, cultural and ethnic idiots. If you add to this the nearly one billion Christian idiots, then we can understand why we are in such a mess today!

    No adequately armed Islamic State or Khilafah (Caliphate) would have allowed any nation on earth to use weapons of mass destruction as the West and Israel have done and still threaten to do on innocent and defenceless nations! So, this is the main reason why Islam is systematically demonised by the Jews and their Christian and secular and westernised Muslim slaves! Other reasons are for stealing their wealth, lands, and for slave labour and promote consumerism!

    BAFS

  16. #16 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 5, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    ERRATUM

    BAFS: “In those days, I did not have the Internet, and I relied exclusively on my personal library.”

    I am really sorry, this is not true at all. In 1996, I had Netscape (the ancestor of Firefox) and I did find quite a bit of information and illustrations for my book with my dial-up facility, although most of the information I used came from my personal library.

    Sometimes, unfortunately, I do have this memory blackout or I am just being negligent or too distracted in my writng. I do not think it is senility yet, thank GOD. Sorry for this incorrect statement.

    BAFS

  17. #17 by Craig on September 6, 2010 - 2:47 am

    The truth is that we all have the same religion, worship the same GOD, but look at the same Garden (Heaven) but through three different windows from the same living room.

    but Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to get there

    John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth and the life NO ONE* gets to the father but by me”

    *emphasis added by me

  18. #18 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 6, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Craig
    September 6, 2010 at 2:47 am

    The truth is that we all have the same religion, worship the same GOD, but look at the same Garden (Heaven) but through three different windows from the same living room.

    but Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to get there

    John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth and the life NO ONE* gets to the father but by me”

    I can write a very long piece on this and give other interpretations of that statement which is attributed to Jesus, but I will not because the issue here is “Myths About Islam”.

    Jesus Christ cannot be the only way to get “to heaven” when he is also said to have promised his followers, the ISRAELITES and not the Christians, another AHMAD translated as PARAKLETOS, PERYKLETOS, COMFORTER, ADVOCATE… a HE and not an IT.. or the “HOLY GHOST” who was already present then, and the name or attribute “AHMAD” was still found in a Church Bible in Occitan which two French brothers saw with their own eyes. Their names are : Giles and Alain BRIGHEL. They embraced Islam soon after and were my guests on a few occasions here in London.

    Having said that, I do not expect anybody to embrace Islam, but only to be righteous (moral, just and brotherly) in their dealings with their neighbour.

    Muslims do not go to heaven (if there is any such thing) through Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, but by

    1. SINCERE BELIEF in GOD and ALL HIS MESSENGERS AND PROPHETS, INCLUDING JESUS CHRIST
    1. BY THEIR RIGHTEOUS DEEDS ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDMENTS AND GUIDANCE OF GOD

    So, you can see the fundamental difference already! But, as Islam teaches: To you your religion; to me mine!

    BAFS

  19. #19 by thoufeek on December 21, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    You non-muslims can say any wrong things about islam, the reason behind your foolish arguments are nothing but only the lack of knowledge, first you all please respect quran and learn it first, you should get the answer for your questions and can agree your mistakes, dont compare the laws with some muslims those who are mistaken, the way in which now the world moving is also explained in quran try to understand, your deep knowledge should guide you to success but its not just you to tell you are right…. thank you… if any mistakes happen in my words which you feel bad am sorry

  20. #20 by NeedNotKnow on April 22, 2011 - 8:37 am

    God bless you, B.A.Frémaux-Soormally.

    Of what I read, your article is the way people should be thinking about the three religions of book. I am opposed to these segregated notions that people want to bring to religion. I hate war and xenophobia. Life’s not about that, it’s about people helping each other. War, hatred– I believe these were created by God as a test. Look at the story of Job- he had many problems thrown at him as a measure of his dedication to his father in heaven! We are all sons and daughters of God, Jesus never claimed he was the ‘one and only son of God’, this is a terribly misconstrued understanding related to the stories of one follower of Jesus (who saw God like characteristics in Jesus). But Jesus is a prophet, so there is possible cause for this misconception..

    I call myself a Christian, but one follower seeing a prophet as God, or the son of God, is not enough for me to believe he is. Why would God, all powerful, all mighty place himself on earth? It seems to me to be a waste of time. He represents perfection, the human race is flawed, for we all sin. As the essence of perfection, God created us. If God did not plan us to be the way we are, he would not have created us. Making himself human, to fix things, implies there was an error made. God, as perfection, is incapable of making errors..

    What does make sense however, is that God seperates himself from things wordly. Conveying a physical message through his prophets, enables him to separate Heaven and all things Divine from this world, both evil and good.

    Cease xenophobia, cease hatred. Or you are supporting the very cause that the terrorists fight for. These terrorists do nothing for the world other than spread hatred, evil and do Lucifer’s will. They are not true Muslims, they embrace the hatred of Lucifer to do their will, and I believe they will be condemned for it. Any person who supports them, please learn to embrace God. Just because the Lord created hatred and evil doesn’t mean he wants you to spread it. Supporters of terrorism fail to understand that you support the very cause your religion opposes!

    One God, this is what the three desert religions believed, this is what King Tut believed, this is what many civilisations believe. Because Hindus believe in multiple Gods do I say they’re wrong? Not at all, I believe what they ‘see’ is multiple representations of one God, but if it’s God’s will to split himself into many, so be it. I’m not opposed to anything. I am a Christian as this guides the moral values and activities that I believe are important. This does not mean I believe that other religions don’t. I have more respect for a humble, friendly Muslim than a nasty, hateful Christian.

    Embrace your brothers and sisters, citizens of God. Uphold peace and tranquility, work hard, and you will be rewarded. Make hatred, be xenophobic, kill, cheat and steal, then God have mercy on your soul or send you to hell.

  21. #21 by Moha on May 22, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    xenophobia will continue to thrive and Muslim countries will continue to get invaded on false claims as long a as Israel exist, they can’t afford peace, we have to foil their plan to lead us all into world war III no matter what is the price, anything is better than a war that will end life on earth

  22. #22 by Fiq on July 10, 2012 - 9:30 am

    Question: Nor Jews, nor Christians are infidels according to the Koran. Both are legitimate paths that can lead direct to god.
    Answer:That is not true. The God of the Bible and Allah are not the same beings. They have different attitudes and different goals as the writings of each show . . .
    The Koran states: “O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers … ” (Sura 9:123).
    The God of the Bible says: “Love your enemies.”

    The Koran states: “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them and lie in wait (ambush) for them in every stratagem (of war)” (Sura 9:5).
    The God of the Bible says: “Bless them that curse you.”

    The Koran states: “Fight those who believe not in God [Allah] and his apostle [Muhammad], nor acknowledge the religion of truth [even if they are] of the people of the book [i.e. Jews and Christians], until they pay jizya [humiliating tax] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued [enslaved]” (Sura 9:29).
    The God of the Bible says: “Do good to them that hate you.”

    The Koran states: “Therefore when ye meet the unbelievers [in fight] smite at their necks; at length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly [on them]” (Sura 47:4).
    The God of the Bible says: “Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”

    The God of the Bible goes on to say: “Be ye kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
    So you see, the God of the Bible and Allah are not the same beings because One teaches man to do good and the other teaches man to do evil. One teaches love and peace, the other teaches war and hatred. One really is the Creator of the Universe and one is not.
    So which one should we worship, the one that teaches man to do good or one that teaches man to do evil? None of us is ever good enough to satisfy a perfect God. That is why we need a Redeemer. Here is a prophecy about the only Redeemer there will ever be. It was written by the Prophet Isaiah almost 800 years before Jesus was born . . .
    Isaiah 53:6-9 “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living (i.e., crucified); For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked — But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
    Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin.”
    No one can redeem himself by good works, not even by giving one’s life as a martyr in Jihad. Only a sinless Redeemer can take away sins, so everyone needs to know that Jesus is the only Redeemer and the only offering for sin.
    The Koran says: “God forbid that he should have a son.”
    Jesus Himself said: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
    The Bible says, “Not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.”

  23. #23 by Mohammed Muzammil on September 13, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Excellent work. Keep it up.

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