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Serene Reverie

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  1. <3 Islam & Allah

    5:68-69 "Say, 'People of the Book, you have no true basis unless you uphold the Torah, the Gospel, and that which has been sent down to you from your Lord,' but what has been sent down to you [Prophet] from your Lord is sure to increase many of them in their insolence and defiance: do not worry about those who defy [God]. Those who believe, those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), the Sabians and the Christians, those of them who believed in God and the Last Day and worked righteous deeds, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
  2. <3 Islam & Allah

    Asalaamu alaykum, Seriously? I have gone astray? I think you really have to look within yourself & question if you are really in the heart of Allah. Whether a person gains entrance in Paradise or not, really isn't my concern. It's a personal matter between the individual & Allah. I'm sorry, but the Quran is very clear that Jews & Christians are "people of the book." I for one grew up in a Judeo-Christian school, I knew zilch about the the ways of Islam until about a year ago. I heard of Islam's message, but until you sit down and contemplate it seriously, the message passes right through. There are over 20 major religions in the world, how many have you sat down to contemplate seriously, & out of those, how many say you will end up in hell if you do not subscribe exactly to their vision of Allah? To say that I would go to hell, simply because I never took the time to read about another religion is ignorant. Do you know the mind of Allah? Why then condemn another set of people when it is not your position? Are you really reading the Quran with an open mind & an open heart, or are you doing exactly as those before you taught? The Quran warns against those people as well.
  3. <3 Islam & Allah

    Asalaamu alaykum, Many thanks for your sincere response, but the Quran is quite clear in regards to the ability of Jews and Christians to gain entrance into Paradise. Take 2:111, which states "They also say, 'No one will enter Paradise unless he is a Jew or a Christian.' This is their own wishful thinking. [Prophet], say 'Produce your evidence, if you are telling the truth.' In fact, any who direct themselves wholly to God and do good will have their reward with the Lord..." Sure some may be misguided, in that they pay tribute to the creation rather than the creator, but we are all sinners, we are all misguided in some respect, no matter how hard we try. Modern day Christians do not join another "God" with Allah, rather they believe that there is only one God who manifests himself in various forms. To firmly state that a Christian or a Jew is barred from Paradise for believe what he or she was taught as a child is wrong, it is a matter between that person and Allah. I personally cannot believe that a person who truly dedicated their life to Allah, did good, and lived a righteous life would be absolutely barred from Paradise just because he or she chose to call themselves Jews or Christians. This is as if to say people like Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, etc. are barred...
  4. Interesting video, made me smile ^^
  5. Salaam alaykum. Recently I reverted to Islam. I live in America, & did not know much about the religion until my friend introduced me to it. At first I wasn't really interested, because I thought it would be like every other religion I studied, but I started reading the Quran & just loved the message & felt it was something I could truly believe in. After about a 1/3 of the way through the Quran, I decided to state the Shahada & revert. It's the best thing I ever decided to do in life. Growing up, I was taught Christianity, but felt the religion was based off the the wrong ideas & concepts. The teachings of Christ were great, but having a religion centered on his death, and that there is only salvation through Christ just felt was wrong. So when I read in the Quran how Jews, Christians, etc. could all enter paradise inshaAllah, it really made me realize that Islam is the correct religion as it is a great unifier. Sometimes though it can seem a bit alienating, being a recently reverted white Muslim in America, but I try to keep the faith. Also there is much for me to learn, & being a good Muslim is not something that will happen overnight. :sl:
  6. My Way To Islam

    Salamu Alaykum, Very beautiful story. My background was quite similar. Albeit not Catholicism, but rather growing up a Christian I was taught the same things about Christ. So I can relate. Again, very beautiful :sl:
  7. Hello

    Recently I converted to Islam, and am looking to meet other muslims. Although I considered it deeply (converting) the religion is still new to me & I have a lot to learn. Everyday though, I seem to love it more & more. At the moment I'm in college studying physics.
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