Generally, Christians and Jews seem to regard Muslims as too out of the ordinary yet, they seem more God-fearing. Among other things, they seem more thankful to "Allah" by praying morning and evening, and value modesty.
You judge things by outward appearances and these appearances was designed and intended to mislead.
Religion has their code of conduct by which they judge themselves among themselves.
But these codes were not set by God......
God judges each by their purity of hearts toward the truth.
If they were indeed God fearing, then why do they carryout Holy Ghad, blowing up innocent people, strapping bombs to themselves murder is murder God would never condone murder under any circumstances. I see Muslims as followers of satan and the anti-christ.
You are right to some extent. Those Muslims who don't follow the teachings of Islam and Quran, are in fact following Satan.
"...if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people." [Quran 5:32]
The value of human life is so great, that the Quran equates the taking of even one human life unjustly with the killing of all humanity.
And we are not the followers of anti-Christ. We believe in Jesus (PBUH), son of Mary, as the Messiah (Christ) and we Muslims are his followers.
Is the God of Muslims more of a sadist then the christian God (more scary)? No need to fear a loving God, so why all the fear? How loving can a God be if you need to waste so much time prostrating yourself out of fear of what it will do to you if you don't do all these silly rituals? Good people should not fear for not praying at the right time, in the right direction, and the right number of times a day. Does not seem a genuine and authentic act, prayer, when done out of fear.
kirsten if we minus fear of god from religion ...religion would come under danger...religion works on making people fear , guilty and such things...remember you are a sinner theme?
Hmmmm, might be why I don't subscribe to or affiliate with any religion
I could be totally wrong here,,,,,, and probably am......
I thought it was a fear of displeasing god, not a kind of real fear......
Could be but I just cannot relate. My feelings about God and the nature of life are quite different. I just cannot envision a God that must be feared for any reason. I guess I have a more airy fairy vision of the divine
BTW, a good book that goes a long way to displaying my views of God, life and everything else is the book 'Illusions' by Richard Bach. If you are curious I would highly recommend that book
Sometimes truth is found in fiction
You love your natural father and mother, but as a child, you fear displeasing them even though you know they love you more than anyone on earth, they just like Jesus would die for you.
The one who loves most; one fears him most lest he gets angry.
angry is attribute of human...god cannot become angry...since god is obviously aware about how a person would react and act...you can't become angry when you know the outcome...so logically god cannot become angry...since humans made religion , they imagined how they would act if someone doesnot react in way they want...then they gave same emotional reaction to someone they called god...
“And I have neither created jinn nor humans, except for My worship.” (Quran 51:56)
These are not silly rituals. There are MANY advantages of prayers. The biggest benefit of prayers is that a Muslim remembers his LORD and his LORD remembers him + 5 time Prayers keeps us away from sins.
“O people! Worship your Lord Who has created you and those before you in order that you may be of the God-conscious.” (Quran 2:21)
“…And establish the prayer in order to remember Me.” (Quran 20:14)
“…Indeed the prayer prevents one from committing licentious and evil deeds…” (Quran 29:45)
---> Biblical verses regarding praying in prostration:
“And Abram fell on his face..” [Genesis 17:3]
“..And Joshua fell on his face to the Earth, and did worship…” [Joshua 5:14]
“…(David) fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times..” [1 Samuel 20:41]
“…Moses and Aaron fell on their faces…” [Numbers 14:5]
“..they fell on their faces and they said, The Lord He is God, The Lord He is God..” [1 Kings 18:39]
“And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face and prayed..” [Mathew 26:39]
This proves that all prophets prayed exactly as Muslims do, i.e. by doing Sajada: bowing down and falling on their faces. In the Book titled “To Pray as a Jew” there is a lengthy explanation of the Prayers as done by the early Jews. In this book, the author puts diagrams showing the movements and positions during the prayer. It is absolutely same to how Muslims pray. It is also interesting to learn from this book that the prayers of the Jews involve wash before the prayers, like Wudu or ablution for Muslims, and the call for Prayers, like the Azan for the Muslims.
God says in the Quran:
"These are some of the prophets whom God blessed. They were chosen from among the descendants of Adam, and the descendants of those whom we carried (in the ship) with Noah, and the descendants of Abraham and Israel, and from among those whom we guided and selected. When the revelations of the Most Gracious are recited to them, they fall prostrate, weeping." [Quran 19:58]
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The nearest a servant comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself (in sajadah), so make supplication in this state."
“Do you not see that unto God bow down in worship (or submit in service and adoration) whosoever is in the heavens and whosoever is in the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the beasts, and many among mankind…” (Quran 22:18)
Muslims have to suffer a massive guilt trip, while other religions less so.
Although, Muslims give an illusion of being very god fearing, underneath there is a high level of hypocrisy. In public, they give the impression of extreme religion, but once their front doors are closed, its totally a different story. (I have seen it first hand - one side of my wife's family are Muslims,)
Don't believe all you see and hear, but that applies to most religions...
so all Muslims must be the same?
some people in other countries believe all Americans are the same.
kinda like opening a bag of popcorn, the first one does not have butter on it, so might as well get rid of the bag
Friend there are good and bad people in every society and in every religion, in every race etc etc. There are Good people among Jews, Christians, Muslims and also there are Bad people.
Dont judge a person by what a group of people does and dont judge a group of people by what a person does.
This is all what I have to say to you.
Islam is beautiful!it is all about obeying the laws of creation and a total submission to the will of the creator(Allah)swt and above all loving and caring for your neighbor. It is an open religion and there is nothing secret there. No addition and No subtraction.
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