Monday, November 15, 2010

About Islam...

A couple of days ago I wrote about ISLAMOPHOBIA.  If you read it, and if you know me well, you know I am not Islamophobic. 

What I am is a concerned child of Christ.  Worried?  No.  Concerned?  Yes!

My concern is not for myself.  Please realize, that I know where I am going, once I leave this world.  My concern is for the many millions of people around the world, who do not yet know Jesus, in a saving relationship.

I've said it before and I'll say it, again: Jesus said in Mark 16:15, "Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Preach, is the operative word. No violence is ordained.

However, Islam is not like Christianity.

Islam teaches there are six (6) pillars that Muslims must adhere to:

1)  Confession (Shahada): "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet."
...This is rather self-explanatory.

2) Prayer (Salat): Five (5) times per day, Muslims must pray.
...This is rather self-explanatory.

3) Fasting (Sawm): Muslims should not eat, drink or smoke from sunrise to sunset, during times of fasting.
...This is rather self-explanatory.

4) Almsgiving (Zakat): All Muslims should give a small percentage of their net-income, for charity.
...This is rather self-explanatory.

5) Pilgramage (Hajj): If possible, Muslims must make a pilgramage to Mecca, at least once, while wearing special garments.
...This is rather self-explanatory.

6) Holy war (Jihad): Muslims are to "...fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war)..." (surah 9:5).
...This needs further discussion.

Before we discuss Jihad, we must first look at the nature of Islam. 

In case you didn't already know, followers of Islam are called Islamic or Muslims.  The name Islam, means submission or surrender to the will of Allah.  It is for this reason that Islam governs every aspect of life for Muslims, including moral, political, economic, social and spiritual.

Being a Muslim, in the political aspect of life means basically:  no freedom of religion, no freedom of speech, no freedom of assembly, no civil rights and no democracy, for they do not subscribe to the separation of church and state.

What this means to women followers of Islam, is that they have no rights within the family, nor within society.  Women are basically owned by their husbands, who are free to treat their wives in any manner they choose; in some cases, not very well.  There is no recourse for a woman:  no divorce, no justice.  All rights belong to the husband, who is free to divorce, abuse and even kill his wife.

Domination in Islam is quite evangelistic.  Orthodox Muslims, in accordance with the teaching of the Quran, are imperialistic, committed to the worldwide domination of their faith.

While I intended to write more on the subject of Islam, I found (once I had already written some of this entry) that a group on Facebook (FB) actually wrote on the subject.  I don't know for sure, but I believe whoever wrote the article studied the same Understanding Islam course, that I did.  Here is a link:
http://www.facebook.com/notes/christian-resource-cafe/understanding-islam/162543047119242

For those of us who are unbelievers of Islam, or infidels as we are commonly known as to Muslims, of most concern is the doctrine of the sixth (6th) pillar of Islam:  Jihad (holy war).

The only guaranteed way a Muslim has of entering paradise, is if he engages in a jihad.  "The Prophet said, 'the person who participates in [holy battles] and Allah's cause, and nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and his apostles, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward or booty [if he survives] or will be admitted to Paradise [if he is killed in the battle as a martyr].'" Hadith 1.35

Hadith 1.35 makes it clear that true, committed believers in Islam are militant in nature, not the exception, as many in our world are saying.  Muslims who profess to be non-militant are either deceived, disingenuous or disobedient.

Why is this important to know?  Well, firstly, because many people are being deceived into believing that Islam is truly a religion of peace, when it is clearly not.

Islam's clerics admit what Islam is about, and admits that Muslims will lie to us, if they need to (it's known as TAQIYYI, one of their principles taught in the Qur'an, one of their holy books):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7KSHy34zyY&feature=player_embedded#!

I have personally known and/or met people who were raised Muslim and later converted to Christianity.  The stories they tell would curl your hair.  One common denominator between all I have heard from, is that they are raised with hatred towards unbelievers/infidels.  The following is a youtube clip of a very young girl, who is one such child:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6xQ2fDzcg&feature=related

Anyone, like myself and others, who understands what Islam is about, is concerned that our world is repeating what happened, just prior to WW2, when Hitler tried to change the world.  It seems that not everyone wants to listen now, just like many did not want to listen, then. 

Meanwhile, as Muslim people continue to spread their families and their religious views throughout the world, world dominance is becoming a reality.  One that is a major threat to we infidels.

I thank God that He provided me with salvation through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour.  Please pray for all unbelievers.

There is more to this topic, but it will have to continue, tomorrow.


Until next time...

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