God is Love, Jesus Loves you, Christian cliché and the Islamic Perspective
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Allah Exalted He has ninety-nine beautiful divine names that also reflection of his essence, his eternal attributes, and attributes of his actions as well, one of these beautiful names is Allah’s name Al-Wadūd (The Most Loving).
This divine beautiful name denotes eternal qualities of Allah’s essence, eternal attribute and his eternal attributes of the action of Love.
Another two of those beautiful eternal names are The Most or Entirely Merciful in Arabic (Ar-Rahman) and The Bestower of Mercy in Arabic (Ar-Raheem).
Imam Ibnul Qayyim – may Allah have mercy upon him – states:
‘Ar-Rahman signifies Allah, the Glorified, attribute, while ‘Ar-Raheem’ signifies its relationship with the object of mercy. So, the prior is for a description and the latter is for an action.
The prior signifies that Mercy is His attribute, while the latter signifies that He is merciful towards His creation with His Mercy. To understand this, contemplate His saying:
And He is ever, to the believers, Merciful. Quran (33:43)
Indeed, He was Kind and Merciful to them. Quran (9:117)
‘Ar-Rahman’ followed by ‘with them/to them’ never comes in the Quran .
So, it becomes known that Ar-Rahman is: the One who is attributed with mercy, and Raheem is: the One who applies mercy upon His creation.
Badaa’i al-Fawid: 2/34
Imam Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – may Allah have mercy upon him – explains:
‘Ar-Rahman’ – He is attributed with vast mercy because this word-form in the Arabic language signifies vastness and fullness.
‘Ar-Raheem’ – a noun that signifies the action . When combined, ‘Ar-Rahman’ and ‘Ar-Raheem’ mean that Allah’s mercy is vast and reaches the creation.
This is what some scholars alluded to by saying:
‘Ar-Rahman’ is a universal mercy [to all the creation] and ‘Ar-Raheem’ is a specific mercy for the believers.
Since Allah’s mercy upon disbelievers is specific to the life of this world only, it is as if there is really no mercy upon them, because in the afterlife, when they ask Allah to remove them from the Hellfire, and seek intercession with Allah through His Lordship, and confess against themselves saying:
“Our Lord! Take us out of it, if ever we return (to evil), then indeed we are oppressors” Quran (23:107)
They will not find mercy, rather they will find justice, Allah – the Mighty and Majestic – will say to them:
“Remain in it in humiliation! And speak not to Me!” Quran (23:108)
From: Sharh al-‘Aqeedah al-Wasitiyyah: p.28
Love without Justice is Injustice:
Christianity has some slogans that we usually hear its adherents repeatedly parroting, such as God is love and Jesus loves you. While they are constantly parroting those slogans and during the process of hammering non-Christians with those cliches. They tend to overlook the fact that love without Justice is an injustice.
An unconditional love regardless of the actions and behaviours of the person receiving love is a receipt for a disaster, it is like a country claim to be pacifist without preparing for dire situations such as wars, civil unrest, or even natural disasters.
Disassociating between Love and justice in the Christian doctrine that carries with it firm and fair disciplinary punishments for those who violate the rules, has resulted in huge problems in countries with Judeo-Christian heritage.
Statistics does not lie, with a quick comparison between crime types and ratios in two countries such as the United States and for example the biggest Muslim country, which is Indonesia, you would be able to easily understand the difference.
We are not claiming here that Indonesia is a perfect Muslim country, on the opposite while we acknowledge that there lots of violations for Islamic teachings.
Islam’s God of love has long been obscured from the Western mind by Christian exertions of Jesus’ God of love and Christians as a loving community.
Despite obvious contextual and sociohistorical differences, Islam, however, may have a version of the loving God and a community of love that bears not only a striking parallel to Christian biblical teaching about love but also excels by highlighting justice as an integral component goes hand in hand with love and cannot be segregated.
This exploration seeks to unveil noteworthy some aspects of that parallel within the frameworks of each religion and highlight the love and justice as a realistic approach to address the human nature.1
Christianity tends to romanticize love, how God loves you
(Even if you were non-Christian which is incorrect- simply because if you die not Christian, you’re not going to Christian heavens).
Unity in Plurality as Christian expressions of Love?
Christians tend to mix and mince the two natures of Prophet Jesus who is a one hundred percent human Prophet was born from a miraculous virgin birth and between the nature of God as a unique, supreme, all-loving and all-justice as per Islam.
Unity in plurality is in reality pure Paganism is such corrupt concept tends to mix and mince between the Unique nature of God and the human nature Of Prophet Jesus. In Islam no such unity in plurality, Islam stresses on the Oneness nature of Allah Exalted He in everything.
God’s Love goes hand in hand with his Mercy and Justice in Islam
Islam’s understanding of God as love derives from Allah’s name as Al-Wadūd (The Most Loving) ascribed in the Qur’ān:
“So, seek your Lord’s forgiveness and turn to Him in repentance. Surely my Lord is Most Merciful, All-Loving.” Quran (11:90)
And Quran (85:14)
“And He is the All-Forgiving, All-Loving” Quran (85:14)
And from the attribution of this name from which an intricate Islamic theology unfolds. Check Allah’s beautiful names and attributes article at the end of the page.
Love without Justice and Mercy is a Flawed Christian concept:
The Christian tradition focuses on John’s statement that “God is love” (1 John. 4:8), from which a trinitarian theology is constructed with love as a relational property—first among the three Persons in the godhead as per the christian belief, and second as an extension from God through Jesus to humanity expressed in the command,
“Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John. 13:34).
Some meeting Points
Similarities with the Christian discourse on God as “being love” can be drawn from Islamic concepts that differentiate the Divine Names (Asma’) and Attributes (Sifat) and distinguish the attributes of essence (al-dhdhat) from those of action (af’al).
This distinction establishes the nature of Allah’s name as “The Most Loving” and Allah’s act of loving in relation to the attributes of essence and action. In this sense, Islam’s “The Most Loving” can mean “God is love” because the divine names and attributes are intimately connected in Islamic theology.2
If a divine name denotes a quality of Allah’s essence—in this case, the most loving Al-Wadūd—then the name would relate the corresponding attribution to Allah as “being love,” like the way Christianity interprets the idea that “God is love.”
This is true because, while a name refers to Allah Exalted He, the corresponding eternal attribute is a quality by which Allah is identified with. In other words, while the name designates Allah with the title, “The Most Loving,” the attribute “loving” refers to the identity or ascription of Allah.
Islam expands its belief in tawhīd al-Asmā wa al-Sifāt (the oneness of divine names and attributes) by describing the attributes associated with some names as “attributes of action” (ṣifat af’al) and those associated with other names as “attributes of essence” (ṣifat al-dhdhat).3
The attribute wadūd (love) is one of Allah’s beautiful eternal names and considered to be an eternal attribute of action as well.
In Arabic, “wud” means “love” as an expression of action or the act of loving. Theologically, if “loving” were an attribute of Allah’s essence, then it would precede divine action. Yet, loving is held to be antecedent, which implies that Allah “is” love by virtue of the divine name Al-Wadūd, inferring that the attribute applies both at the time of loving action and before it in the divine essence.
This seems reasonable when accounting for the idea of divine potency before divine act.
This theologizing may be what distinguished “the names of the names (asmā’ al-asmā’), which are the names voiced in human language for us to understand, and the names in themselves which are realities in divinis.”4
Insofar as any distinction between essence and action is in the attributes and not in the names, then, Allah’s love, mercy and justice—given that Allah possessed the divine beautiful names from all eternity—is an attribute of essence.5
If “Allah does not desire any wrong for (Allah’s) servants”
“For Allah would never will to wrong ˹His˺ servants.” Quran (40:31)
Then wud (love) is an attribute of divine essence, in a sense requiring the conception of agency.6 Allah’s loving, therefore…
There is No blank cheques of Love for anyone in Islam even for a Muslim unless a person die on Islam trying thier best to fulfill the true and pure teachings of Islam, which would make them eligible for Allah’s mercy, and his mercy preceded his anger and wrath.
Allah Exalted he says in The Glorious Quran:
“But My mercy encompasses everything. I will ordain mercy for those [ Muslims who die on Islam] who shun evil, pay alms-tax, and believe in Our revelations.’ Quran (7:156)
Therefore those who reject Islam and, associate, and join partners with Allah Exalted He in worship, have earned his anger and wrath, Hence Allah’s justice comes first and no mercy or love for anyone who heard about Islam and insisted on rejecting to worship the only true God, Allah Exalted He.
There is no religion on Earth planet that grants equal love, pleasant destination to anyone and everyone whether they follow or unfollow their teachings. Obviously, Christianity is no exception.
For this and other reasons Christianity and other religions are inviting others to join them. Even on a human level it would be very unfair to equates between good law-abiding citizens and criminals.
The Irrationality of the Christian concept of Love your enemy:
The only true religion of God is Islam, which includes not only the spiritual aspects of knowing about God, his oneness, beautiful eternal names, and eternal attributes and how to worship him alone, but also Islam teaches us practical system that was sent to address real life problems, human nature, and how to fix them accordingly.
Islamic divine laws as continuation of Prophet Moses Laws and Approval Of Prophet Jesus:
Prophet Issa son of Maryam commonly known by Jesus son of Mary was quoted saying in Matthew 5:17:
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“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Hence the Islamic divine laws revealed in the Glorious Quran by Allah Exalted He, commonly known by Islamic Sharia laws.
Islamic Sharia is had been unfairly tarnished by the anti-Islamic propaganda machine as portrayed as backward barbaric horrible unjust laws. While arrogantly and ignorantly promoting such lies and misconception about Islamic Sharia laws through depicting for instance an Afghani or Saudi policeman lashes a woman or anything that demonizes Islamic Sharia laws.
Little the non-Muslims in particular Christians know is that Islamic Sharia laws are the extension of Prophet Moses laws such as eye for eye, that Christians have abandoned based on the false apostle’s abolishment of those laws.
The false apostle Paul has perverted, corrupted, and twisted the true message of prophet Jesus’ peace be upon him.
Islamic Sharia laws are not just about punishments for offenders, which is small part of it, compared to laws of inheritance, laws of marriage, laws of divorce, laws of business and transactions.
For instance, Islamic Sharia laws prohibits usuary which is interest rates charges by banks and usuary interest-based loans have confessed that usuary interest-based loans caused enormous disasters such as global financial crisis, inflation, economic depresses and collapse of lots of businesses.
Enemies are Enemies for Reasons:
Loving your enemy is a lie, no matter how much Christians try to claim or attempt, enemies are enemies for lots of reasons and the fallacy of Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:43–44).
Had been proven by the reality of life that it is just a fantasy, lie, impractical and goes against the human nature.
The reality has proven repeatedly across the centuries that Love your enemies is a mere lie and a tool Christianity use as a selling point to try to attack more adherents. History tells us that the Vatican which is the religious leadership of the catholic world have had its share of war crimes, crusades, corrupting religious texts to manipulate poor nations.
And the vulnerable and as the whole world knows the mass molestation of hundreds of thousands of children resulting in mass litigations processes launched against the Vatican, and the Vatican was forced to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to the victims and their families.
Most invasions of Muslim countries were committed by Countries of Judeo-Christian heritage in modern times as well, through lies and deceptions such as the case with the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the search for weapons of mass destruction in the Iraqi possession which later was discovered to be a lie.
For more information about Love your enemy’s fallacy read our article:
Presumption of God’s love: Christian arrogance and Assurance of Heavens.
In Quran Allah Exalted he regularly when praise the believers ‘Muslims’ usually it is followed by and who made good deeds. In Islam it is not sufficient to believe, but good deeds and actions must confirm that belief.
The Glorious Quran promises those who believed and made good deeds eternal paradise, salvation without confirming to any Muslim while alive in the world whether he/she is one of them.
The wisdom behind not notifying a Personalised promise of salvation to each Muslim by name while walking the Earth, is that each Muslim strive each minute to be a better version of themselves.
Unlike our Christian friends, who have been telling us and everyone that each one of them has Personalised promise of Salvation, which makes us Muslims wonder and ask these following questions
- What are you Christians doing on Earth right now and why do not you go to Heavens right now?
- Have you taken the rule of God and judged yourselves despite you did not die yet and before any judgment day?
- If you Christians are all in heavens before God’s Judgment, what is the point of a judgment day?
- Are all Christians regardless of whether they have committed crimes or not are all heading to Heavens, isn’t that a green light to sin?
- Some of you stated that Christianity is not a religion, rather a way of life, is there any current teachings or religious regulations to state any prohibitions that would attack any form of punishment decided by God or are all those laws had been abolished and you can do whatever you want?
Allah Loves These 8 Specific Types of People as Mentioned in the Quran
When looking through the Quran, one will come across many instances whereby Allah explicitly mentions that He loves a certain type of person. These are 8 types of people Allah loves.
1.Those who do good
Allah says, “And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw (yourselves) woith your (own) hands into destruction (by refraining). And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” Quran (2:195).
2. Those who repent
He says, “… Allah loves those who are constantly repentant…” Quran (2:222).
3. People who purify themselves
Allah says, “And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you… (Allah) loves those who purify themselves.” Quran (2:222).
4. The patient ones
“…And Allah loves the steadfast.” Quran (3:146).
5. God conscious people
“But yes, whoever fulfills his commitment and fears Allah – then indeed, Allah loves those who fear him.” Quran (3:76).
6. Those that put their trust in Allah
“… And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah. Indeed, Allah loves those who rely (upon Him).” Quran (3:159).
7. The just ones
“(They are) avid listeners to falsehood, devourers of (what is) unlawful. So if they come to you, (O Muhammad), judge between them or turn away from them. And if you turn away from them – never will they harm you at all. And if you judge between them with justice. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.” Quran (5:42).
8. One who when they fight (evil) in His way, they do so united
“Indeed, Allah loves those who fight in His cause in a row as though they are (single) structure joined firmly.” Quran (61:4).
Let us try and perfect these 8 characteristics in order to gain the pleasure of Allah
The Qualities that Allah Exalted He hates/dislike
Despite Allah’s universal mercy and care for all his creation through all the countless favours regardless of their religion, or even no religion. Allah will never forgive for anyone who die not Muslim after hearing about Islam.
Here are some of the Quranic verses about that:
“Certainly, Allah’s only Way is Islam” Quran (3:19)
“Surely those who receive our revelations with denial and arrogance, the gates of heaven will not be opened for them, nor will they enter Paradise until a camel passes through the eye of a needle. This is how We reward the wicked. Quran (7:40)
“Indeed, Allah does not forgive associating others with Him ˹in worship˺,1 but forgives anything else of whoever He wills. And whoever associates others with Allah has indeed committed a grave sin.” Quran (4:48)
Here are the qualities hated and disliked by Allah Exalted He, are hated even if a Muslim do them
It does not mean a person is a Muslim that he/she has a green light to do whatever they want. On the contrary, a Muslim need to do his best to be a role model for everyone else.
“But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters (Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance)).” Quran (6:141)
Excessive spending and lavishness in everything are the core of evil and leads to greater evil. It makes one forget the hereafter and preparing for it. Such acts would be a cause of humiliation and disgrace on the Day of Judgment.
That is why Almighty Allah has prescribed zakah (obligatory alms) and sadaqah (voluntary charity) in order to bless the wealth and to curb extravagance in eating, drinking, clothing and in everything we do.
“Verily He loveth not the arrogant (proud).” Quran (16:23)
And the Prophet (Peace be upon him) says, “Pride is to completely disregard the truth and scorn (looking down upon) the people” [Muslim]
Sometimes a person might be deceived by his/ her knowledge, wealth and property, lineage and ancestry, or worship and be arrogant and boastful.
Al-Hasan Al-Basri (may Allah be pleased with him) advised that:
“Do not become proud merely because you worship often, for consider what happened to Iblis after he spent a great deal of time worshipping” (Gems and jewels – wise sayings, interesting events & moral lessons from the Islamic history, compiled by Abdul-Malik Mujahid (Darussalam))
Pride is among the greatest means of damage to a person’s wealth and circumstances. It distances one away from Allah’s love and “He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter paradise.” [Sahih Muslim, Book: 001, Hadith: 0166]
3. Arrogant Booster.
“For Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.” Quran (31:18)
Being arrogant and boastful are a deadly combination – beauty, knowledge, wealth and noble lineage should be taken as gifts from Almighty Allah, and one should be humble and grateful for them rather than make them a means of pride and oppression.
Servants of Allah cannot be true to themselves as long as they are flattering themselves, walking in an arrogant manner and looking down on people who are inferior to them and not mix with them. The one who is arrogant in this world will be disgraced on the Day of Judgment.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) says,
“The arrogant will be gathered on the Day of Judgment in the form of small ants. Humiliation will surround them from everywhere.”
“For Allah loveth not those given to excess (Transgression).” Quran (5:87)
Human characteristics have limitations, which if surpassed would be transgression and if one falls short of it, it would be a defect – for example, generosity has a limitation, when surpassed, it becomes extravagance, when courage is surpassed, it becomes rashness; when ibadah (worship) is surpassed, one falls into the risk of adopting bid’ah.
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him):
“A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) asking how the Prophet worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, “Where are we from the Prophet as his past and future sins have been forgiven.”
Then one of them said,
“I will offer the prayer throughout the night forever.”
The other said,
“I will fast throughout the year and will not break my fast.”
The third said,
“I will keep away from the women and will not marry forever.”
Allah’s Apostle came to them and said:
“Are you the same people who said so-and-so? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep, and I also marry women. So, he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers).” ‘
[Sahih Bukhari, Book: 62, Hadith: 1]
Therefore, moderation is the best way to deal with all matters – it is not to exaggerate and make it hard for ourselves by prohibiting the permissible things. And not to transgress the limits by excessively indulging in the permissible matters but rather we should only use what satisfies our need and not fall into extravagance.
5. Evil, Wrongdoing.
“But God loveth not those who do wrong (oppressors, polytheists and wrong doers)).” Quran (3:57)
This is a reprehensible trait whose existence spoils the Iman and darkens the heart. The wrongdoers are those who have chosen the tempting transient life instead of the hereafter. All acts of wrongdoing such as stealing, breach of trust, embezzlement, usurping the rights of others, and bribery, have serious consequences in the hereafter.
In a Hadith, Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) as saying that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said:
“My servants, I have made oppression unlawful for Me and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another.” [Sahih Muslim, Book: 032, Hadith: 6246]
“For Allah loveth not the treacherous.” Quran (8:58)
The treacherous one is two-faced and inconsistent in words and deeds. Acts of treachery lead to betrayal, disloyalty, perfidy, deception, and hypocrisy which in turn soil the Iman.
“And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.” Quran (5:64)
This is a comprehensive term which includes great crimes, sins, oppression, carrying false tales, hypocrisy, tyranny, and all kinds of mischief. All these acts are despicable and stain the Iman.
Hasten today to adopt the qualities that Almighty Allah loves and don’t rest until they become second nature to you; hasten today to abandon all the qualities Allah does not love and don’t relent until you hate them with all your heart.
The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:
“Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts.”
Reference: [Al-Haakim in Al-Mustadrak and Al-Haythami in Majma Az-Zawaa’id]
Therefore, the key is supplication, resorting to Allah and sincere desire to please Him followed by action, so we say, “O Allah make Iman beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts.”
8. Publicity of Evil.
“Allah does not like that evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged. And Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Knower.” Quran (4:148)
This is very common in our Ummah=community now, people commit sins openly and also when they do certain sins people don’t know about, they come and announce it with pride these people call upon Allah’s wrath is a dangerous thing to do.
9. Obscene words and acts.
Ahmed narrated: Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:
“Allah hates obscene words and acts.” Again, one of the most common disease our Ummah=Muslim community is suffering from. They use obscene language and think they are cool or just for fun.
“Verily, Allah likes not any treacherous ingrate to Allah [those who disobey Allah but obey Satan].” Quran (22:38)
“Verily, He likes not the Thalimun (oppressors, polytheists, and wrongdoers).” Quran (42:40).
“And Allah likes not mischief.” Quran (2:205).
“Verily, Allah does not like anyone who is a betrayer, a sinner.” Quran (4:107).
14. Exultant for worldly Desires.
“Verily, Allah likes not those who exult (with riches, being ungrateful to Allah).” Quran (28:76)
The remedy for all these diseases is the love of Allah Almighty, His Messenger (Peace be upon him) and the Pleasures of the Hereafter. Allah’s love has many fruits and positive consequences, namely, Allah gives whoever loves contentment and satisfaction and this is one of the graces of Allah in this world.
Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said:
“If Allah loves someone, He calls Gabriel (the angel) and says: I love so-and-so, so you love him. Gabriel loves him and calls the other angels in Heaven to love that person. They love him, then his love will be made upon earth, and he becomes beloved. And if Allah hates someone,
He calls Gabriel and says: I hate so-and-so and you hate him. Gabriel hates him and calls the angels in Heaven and says: Allah hates so-and-so, so you all hate him. They all hate him, and his hatred is made upon earth, and he becomes hated.”
𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐤.
Christianity has been romanticizing certain cliches as selling points for the false pagan beliefs of associating Prophet Jesus’ son Mary in worship with Allah Exalted, He.
Do not forget Matthew 10:34
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“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Some of those cliches are Love your enemy and turn the other cheek, since Adam till today the history and reality have proven that humanity is impossible to live without regulations and laws.
The existence of a police station in almost each suburb of each city is crystal-clear concrete evidence to refute those fairytales, and fantasies Theoretically Love your enemy and turn the other cheek sound great, reality has proven to be false.
𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥, 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐬:
1) First as a Christian you are free to try to be idealist by trying to love your enemy and turn the other cheek, while that you’re attempting make sure to love Allah, Prophet Muhammed, and all Muslims. By the way you have failed because you are still not Muslim.
2) Love your enemy and turn the other cheek if not practiced while you’re in a position of power, ability, and capability to destroy your enemy, then you are fraud. Loving tour enemy and turning the other cheek from position of weakness means noting except hypocrisy and deception.
3) The negative devastating and destructive ramifications on personal and family can vary from losing your personal wealth and valuables to scammer who runaway with them.
Unless you earned your money from illicit sources, for you to love the scammer who scammed you and forgive him, you would lose some of your hard-earned money or some of your wealth, which would harm you and your family future, and you be doing the wrong thing by yourself and your family.
You would also be sending the wrong message to the scammer that it is okay to do that as he will get away with such criminal offence. The community as well will be impacted as such scammer will move along to try to scam more victims.
We challenge any Christian on earth planet to find us a country that has no police force, legal system, prison system and armed forced. Even neutral countries such as Switzerland has some form of army.
Maybe you could practise turn the other cheek one personal level, if someone wronged you and you can forgive if such forgiveness will not enable offenders to be repeat their offence over and over again.
𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲:
Islam is not just about love but also about justice, Islam is a very practical religion fully fit to fix people affairs in this world and the hereafter. Simply because it is the only true religion of God, the only true pure monotheistic religion of God.
Islamic Divine Laws had been enacted by Allah Exalted He to implement Justice, sadly Christianity had veered off under the influence of Apostle Paul who changed the True Pure message of Prophet Jesus son of Mary that was sent to confirm the laws of Prophet Moses such as eye for eye which is part of the Islamic Divine Sharia laws.
Prophet Jesus was quoted saying in Matthew 5:17
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“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Allah knows Best.