𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬
The Christian arrogance is amazing, if you speak with any Christian they would almost show zero interest in real religious dialogue that would discuss all aspects of Faith.
𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐢𝐬:
𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐖𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐎𝐍-𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐊𝐈𝐏 𝐉𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲?
𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐒 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐬:
- “Jesus Loves you”.
- “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬:
Christians tend to ignore any physical forms of worship and work as they call it, despite the current partially corrupted Bible, which states clearly the Prophet Jesus used to pray, fast, and various forms of worship to Allah Exalted He or as the Bible uses word “father” for God sometimes.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞:
God’s Word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus and not by our own efforts or works (Ephesians 2:8-9)
𝟐𝟓 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐞́ 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐧 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐋𝐢𝐩-𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧
1. Christians say, “I asked Jesus into my heart,” “I was born again,” or “I was saved,” or else we probably were not.
2. Christians don’t say hello, we “greet one another with a hug and a holy kiss.”
3. When Christians say goodbye, we declare, “Have a Jesus-filled day!”
4. To a complete stranger, a “good Christian” won’t hesitate to announce, “Jesus loves you, and so do I!”
5. Whether affectionately or with pity, you may never be sure, Christians often say, “Bless your heart,” which is always pronounced with thick southern sweetness. Go ahead and say it again. You know you want to: “Bless your heart.”
6. For grins or groans, now throw this in: “God works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.” (But, you know, that’s not in the Bible, right?)
7. When the pastor preaches a powerful message and the choir’s songs are especially pleasing to the ear, Christians exclaim at the close of the service, “We had church!”
8. Wait just a minute. We don’t say, “The pastor preached a powerful message.” No, Christians say, “The pastor was Holy Ghost-filled and the Word of the Lord was anointed.”
9. Christians don’t have good days, we “get the victory!” And a great day is a “mountaintop experience.” Can someone say “Amen?”
10. Christians don’t have bad days, either! No, we’re “under attack from the devil, as Satan roams like a roaring lion to destroy us.”
11. Christians don’t ever say, “Have a good day!” We say, “Have a blessed day.”
12. Christians don’t have parties, we have “fellowship” and dinner parties are “pot blessings.”
13. Christians don’t get depressed; we have “a spirit of heaviness.”
14. An enthusiastic Christian is “on fire for God!”
15. Christians don’t have discussions, we “share.”
16. Similarly, Christians don’t gossip, we “share prayer requests.”
17. Christians don’t tell stories, we “give a testimony” or a “praise report.”
18. When a Christian does not know how to respond to someone who is hurting, we utter, “Well, I’ll be praying for you.” After that comes, “God is in control.” Next, we say, “All things work together for good.” Should I keep ’em coming? “If God closes a door, he’ll open a window,” and another favorite: “God allows everything for a purpose.”
19. Christians don’t make decisions, we are “led by the Spirit.”
20. Christians RSVP with phrases such as, “I’ll be there if it’s God’s will,” or “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
21. When a Christian makes a mistake, we say, “I’m forgiven, not perfect.”
22. Christians know that a really terrible lie is “belched from the pit of hell.”
23. Christians don’t insult or say rude things to a brother or sister in the Lord. No, we “speak the truth in love.” However, if someone should mistakenly feel judged or rebuked, we say, “Hey, I’m just keepin’ it real.”
24. If a Christian meets someone who is stressed or anxious, we know they simply need to “let go and let God.”
25. Last but not least, Christians don’t die, we “go home to the be with the Lord.”
There are Christians who think that they have unconditional salvation. It’s as if they have a certificate for heaven.
First of all, there is no such thing as unconditional salvation. This concept is not there in the Old Testament and it’s not there if you really look at the teachings of Jesus. He clearly says in
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
If you look at this unconditional salvation concept it’s just a made-up false concept, that basically Christians see that Jesus carried all their sins on their behalf of them and they do not have to do anything except believe in him as a Saviour.
Well, that is a very lazy approach to revering and serving God in all aspects of life, that is why in Islam the Glorious Holy Quran when mentioning those who believe in Islam it is always followed by and made good deeds.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐢𝐬:
There are more than 45,000 denominations globally. Followers of Jesus span the globe. But the global body of more than 2 billion Christians is separated into thousands of denominations. Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist, Apostolic, Methodist — the list goes on
𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐔𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬?
𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐇𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐎𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐱 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧?
𝐎𝐛𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠?
𝐎𝐛𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐌𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐘 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐩 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧.
𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦- 𝐍𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦
In the Islamic worldview, justice denotes placing things in their rightful place. It also means giving others equal treatment. In Islam, justice is also a moral virtue and an attribute of human personality, as it is in the Western tradition.
Justice is close to equality in the sense that it creates a state of equilibrium in the distribution of rights and duties, but they are not identical. Sometimes, justice is achieved through inequality, like in unequal distribution of wealth. The Prophet of Islam declared:
“There are seven categories of people whom God will shelter under His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His. (One is) the just leader.”(Saheeh Muslim)
God spoke to His Messenger in this manner:
“O My slaves, I have forbidden injustice for Myself and forbade it also for you. So avoid being unjust to one another.” (Saheeh Muslim)
Thus, justice represents moral rectitude and fairness, since it means things should be where they belong.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞
The Qur’an considers justice to be a supreme virtue. It is a basic objective of Islam to the degree that it stands next in order of priority to belief in God’s exclusive right to worship (Tawheed) and the truth of Muhammad’s prophethood.
𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧:
“Allah commands justice and fair dealing…” (Qur’an 16:90)
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞:
“O you who believe, be upright for Allah, and (be) bearers of witness with justice!” (Qur’an 5:8)
Therefore, one may conclude that justice is an obligation of Islam and injustice is forbidden. The centrality of justice to the Qur’anic value system is displayed in the following verse:
“We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the Measure in order to establish justice among the people…” (Qur’an 57:25)
The phrase ‘Our Messengers’ shows that justice has been the goal of all revelation and scriptures sent to humanity. The verse also shows that justice must be measured and implemented by the standards and guidelines set by revelation. Islam’s approach to justice is comprehensive and all-embracing. Any path that leads to justice is deemed to be in harmony with Islamic Law.
Allah has demanded justice and, although He has not prescribed a specific route, has provided general guidelines, on how to achieve it. He has neither prescribed a fixed means by which it can be obtained nor has He declared invalid any particular means or methods that can lead to justice.
Therefore, all means, procedures, and methods that facilitate, refine, and advance the cause of justice, and do not violate Islamic Law are valid.
𝐄𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞
The Qur’anic standards of justice transcend considerations of race, religion, color, and creed, as Muslims are commanded to be just to their friends and foes alike and to be just at all levels.
Allah Exalted He Says:
“O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and your relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor…” (Qur’an 4:135)
𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞:
“Let not the hatred of a people swerve you away from justice. Be just, for this is closest to righteousness…” (Quran 5:8)
𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐫’𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬:
“God does not forbid you from doing good and being just to those who have neither fought you over your faith nor evicted you from your homes…” (Qur’an 60:8)
The scholars of the Qur’an have concluded that these rulings apply to all nations, followers of all faiths, as a matter of fact to all humanity. In the view of the Qur’an, justice is an obligation.
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