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  1. Is Jesus God?

    When Christians claim that Muslims are taking the Gospel out of context that is true usually. But Christians do the same thing with the Hebrew Bible from Judaism. Also I have noticed that whereas a large number of Muslims convert to Christianity and Christians to Islam, it is not under the same circumstance. Usually Christians convert to Islam because it makes sense. It is very basic and easy to understand. On the flip side however when Muslims become Christians it is usually out of emotions, and not logic. They fear Allah (swt) too much (which by the way is a bad thing to do it that much), or are abused by their governments or are shocked at the amount of violence that Muslims do. Many also look at websites or read books that greatly distort Islam and who Prophet Muhammad (saws) was. My own friend left Islam and I have been able to refute all of her arguments. As a last result she said that she just can not follow a god that does not "love", which I also refuted (she now won't even bring up the subject of religion). Many Muslims are also leaving Islam in Africa not out of some error in Islam, but rather for food and shelter. I have seen people go from Islam to Christianity and Christianity to Islam, and it usually follows that pattern.
  2. Can Almighty God’s Plans Be Defeated?

    Wait... are you arguing that God would not let his previous books be changed therefore Christianity is correct? Because if so, not only do we have proof that the Gospels have been changed, but we also have an enormous amount of evidence that the gospels we have today were written by people that did not even see Jesus (as) once. There were literally hundreds of different gospels, and those four we have today won by a mere three votes of over a thousand in total. You could say that God willed those Gospels to win, but then those Gospels as well have been changed. Compare that to the Qur'an which has literally not a single letter altered (the ones that do were actually translated into other Arabic dialects.) And more than that, if you do believe that God would not let his word be lost, then what about the books that Abraham or Noah (peace be upon them) wrote? Some religions actually do claim to have their books. It makes more sense that God would choose to end his revelations once a religion was very well established, as was Islam. Also, a lot of things in the Gospels are found in a multitude of different religions. Many secular scholars today, and even some Christian ones themselves, admit that a lot of the Gospels came directly from Pagan religions.
  3. Is Jesus God?

    then certainly He can forgive us our sins without needing to commit suicide?
  4. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    One more thing lol Just because something is the earliest does not make it the most reliable. Lets say that we have an original manuscript of the Gospels. Copies were made, then another set of those copies. We have one of the last copies. But then a hundred years later we recover the first copy and a new copy is made of that one. Surely the new copy is more reliable than that which was made of the copies' copy? Which is exactly what a lot of people are putting forth. It is just illogical to base your faith on something that is uncertain. The way I see it, the Torah and the rest of the Jewish Bible and the Qur'an have more evidence for it than the Bible.
  5. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    To me, I believe if you are going to assert the Bible as the word of God then what is the right belief? Half of the Anglican clergy believe that it is not necessary to see Jesus (as) as God or even believe in the Trinity. Early Christians usually downplayed the crucifixion as something not that important or did not mention it at all! You can say that some things are metaphorical in the Bible and others are literal, but then what is what? Is the death of Jesus (as) literal or metaphorical? We don't know what to take as literal or what to take as metaphors.
  6. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    Also in addition to that, many many Christians now believe that the Bible was not written (or at least not entirely) but the people who said they did. Even Jews mostly believe that the Torah and the Psalms were not written by Moses (as) or David (as) in their entirety. And many Christians are very skeptical that the disciples of Jesus (as) went on to write the entire Gospels.
  7. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    I have read them (other gospels). They usually contradict both orthodox Christianity and Islamic theology but nonetheless they have things which support Islam as we believe that those too have been changed. But because they contradict Islam it is not logical to conclude that a Muslim wrote them. And yes I am aware of the dead sea scrolls. I am not sure what to believe considering the Jewish Bible but I know that the Christian Bible has been changed, that isn't a matter of faith there is much proof for that. I believe the Bible has been changed because 1) History tells us that and the Qur'an tells us that. I never said that Jesus (as) was not the Messiah. I said he does not fulfill Jewish prophecy. What I meant was that the Jesus (as) of the Christian Bible does not fulfill what the Prophets of the Jewish Bible said the Messiah would be like. I have no idea if the Torah or Psalms were changed. Also all extra-Biblical writings of Jesus (as) have been refuted. They do not refer to him. Isn't it odd that for someone who did so many miracles and claimed to be God got so little attention? Amongst non Christians and other people who do not believe in Jesus (as) there is a huge majority which do not believe he ever existed.
  8. How Do I Send Sadaqa?

    Thank you :sl: Hmmm... I think I will just ask one of the brothers at Masjid to help me with this hahaha Thank you Samantha. :sl: May God bless you as well Ameen. I don't know how to use a credit card :no: I never had one. I suppose I will just have to ask one of the brothers at Masjid insha'Allah.
  9. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    actually based off history outside of the Bible we have no actual proof that Jesus (as) even existed
  10. How Do I Send Sadaqa?

    ah I am a little lost. I am not too familiar with how banks and currency works :sl: But thank you :sl:
  11. Jesus Did Not Foretell The Coming Of The Prophet Muhammad

    Jews would argue that Jesus (as) is not in the Old Testament at all. And I have studied the Torah (as it is in today) and many other Jewish manuscripts and Jesus (as) simply does not fulfill the Jewish Messiah prophecy. Now I believe, as a Muslim, that the Torah and Gospel have been changed. And also there are other "lost" Gospels that have been found that greatly resemble what Islam teaches.
  12. How Do I Send Sadaqa?

    Salaam Alykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh Please forgive me if this is in the wrong section, I did not know where to put it in. Well anyways I know we are to usually be discreet with sadaqa and I did want to be but I have no idea how to send some money by mail. I just got some money (funny thing is that it was for Christmas. My family is Christian) and I would love to give some in sadaqa, especially to Pakistan as with the whole flood. But IDK what to do. I looked up some organizations like Islamic Relief but I found nothing for actual cash. It only has things for checks :sl: How does this work? Thank you though. Jazak Allah Khair. I pray you are all well Insha'Allah Ameen. Sincerely, Isa
  13. Know Your Enemy

    I think it kind of speaks for itself that Islam is the fasting growing religion in the west and by 2050 there will be 1 in 5 people a Muslim in the west :sl: Wow my grammar is so awful... :/
  14. If Americans Knew

    I have no idea why atheists think they are so high and mighty and smarter than everyone else. It is so freakin annoying >:sl:
  15. Can A Muslim Celebrate A Non Muslim Holiday Like Thanksgivin

    What about holidays that are not Islamic but only celebrated by Muslims, like the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (saws)?
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