Ok so i have been debating in my mind every day for 3 years now between Islam and Christianity. I was raised Christian. My family is Christian. My friends are Muslim hating Hindus. I feel Islam is spiritually what I need and dream about the magic and power of the religion every night. With Christianity I feel the…
I think you should study both religions thoroughly, and whichever one makes most sense and you truly believe, just go with that one.
I myself will never leave the perfection of Islam.
It is simply beautiful and accurate.
Why do you feel the need to convert to Islam? It sounds like your Church is meeting your needs. Talk to a pastor about this, and if you feel Islam is still better for you consider seeking out a local Muslim spiritual leader who can give you a better understanding of the religion first. If your friends are Hindus I am afraid that Hindus are frequently persecuted by Muslims so this may be an issue, in fact most religions have issues with Muslim persecution, but with Hindus it is almost as bad as it is with Jewish people.
Depends. Which one tells the complete truth? Which one is more helpful or beneficial to your spiritual needs? I myself am a Christian, but I feel empty as well. I believe the reason for my emptiness would be that I’m not expressing enough of myself for God. In the Bible, Christians are shouting and praising God with all of their heart, mind, body, and strength when God comes upon the scene. I feel I still need to get up to that point and so I feel that emptiness (spiritually). I don’t know if maybe that’s how it is for you but all I can say is, best of luck to you. I hope you find what you are looking for. God bless!!! ^_^
Taking from your statement that your friends are Muslims who Hate Hindus [they actually Hate everyone who isn’t Muslim including Christians] and then saying that you think Islam is what you need, it leads me to infer that you want to Hate the Hindus, too.
If Hate is your motivation, then, go to Islam. It’s entirely built upon Hate.
Christianity will not be your cup of tea because there, you have to Love thy neighbor [Matthew 19:19] and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you [Matthew 7:12].
Islam is more your cup of tea, because there it says Kill your neighbor, the Disbeliever, and then the one next to him and so on; Quran 9:123.
And, you don’t need to worry about whether or not it tears your mother apart, because the Quran teaches you to treat even your own family, your own father and brother, as your Enemies; Quran 9:23.
From the looks of it, you seem to be a fit candidate for Islam because your motivation is not Love but Hate.
As a Western Muslim, let me say that you can have it all! You can have Muslim beliefs and have Christian friends–nobody is asking you to leave them. As far as your mother is concerned, I agree that would be hard. But I think if she sees all the goodness that your new religion brings you, she would support you and may even embrace your new faith.
I am a Muslim but I am disappointed with our Imams and mosques. We simply do not do as good a job as Christians in training our religious leaders and promoting love and understanding within the community. I wish we could. I blame it on culture. But you will find many Muslims who are very loving and they will be there for you, God willing. One thing that I have learned in life is that when you truly love God and remember Him often, God appoints other people to love you and carry you through hard times.
While I deeply admire those Muslims who are devout and do strive to live with love in their heart, I cannot get around the fact that although both Christianity and Islam preach a message of love, Christ did not Himself take up a sword to spread His word. Muhammad did. As a result this contradiction undermines everything which Muhammad preached. And since the Quran is said to be written by him, then that too fails horribly. As a result while as I said I do admire devout followers I cannot help but consider Muhammad one of the false prophets which Christ warned about.
If you are firm in you reason for becoming a Muslim, you should definitely go for it. Islam will give you peace like no other.
Do not procrastinate something you know is right, for the fear of what others might think.
Christians feel the Holy spirit, what do the Muslims feel?
Have you read both the Quran and the Bible? Do you know who Allah rRahman, the only Salvation, is? Do you know the only Book Allah sealed as His Revelation? Do you know who Jesus is as Allah in the Quran?
“Say, ‘We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you (in the Bible); Our Allah and your Allah (of the Bible) is one; and it is to Him we bow’” (Quran 29:46). “‘We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes (of Israel), and in (the Bible) given to Moses, Jesus, and the prophets (of the Bible), from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to Allah do we bow our will (in Islam)’” (Quran 3:84. See also 2:136). “No change can there be in the words of Allah” (Quran 10:64, also 6:34). “If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee (in the Quran), then ask those who have been reading the Bible from before thee” (Quran 10:94). Quran 33:40 calls Muhammad as “A Seal of the Prophets (Bible), not “the Seal of the Prophets” and thus not the last prophet as many Muslims mistakenly conjecture. The Bible is also called the Prophets because its 66 books were written by 40 prophets of God, just as the Hebrew Bible is also called the Laws and the Prophets.
Quran 4:171 says, “Christ Jesus the son of Mary was an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him … Say not ‘three (Allah)’ desist … for Allah is one Allah.” (FYI: the word Trinity is not in the Quran, but cardinal 3 is). By good logic you, your word, and your spirit are one person and not three persons. Similarly, Allah the Father, His Word Jesus, and His Spirit are all divine, and yet these three are ONE Allah and not three Allah (1John 5:7). And there is none like Him.
The Quran clearly proclaims that salvation is only through the Grace of God (Rahmanullah or Allah Ar-Rahman). “None shall have the power of intercession, but such a one as has received permission (or promise) from Ar-Rahman” (Quran 19:87). See also 17:110 25:59-60, 20:108-109, 19:18-21.
The Bible proclaims that we are saved by Rahman (Grace) through Jesus, not by our own works but as a gift, and transformed by Rahim (Mercy) through the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4-8 NKJV, Eph 2:7-8). Truth and Rahman came through Jesus (John 1:17). Jesus is Ar-Rahman, and the Holy Spirit is Ar-Rahim. The Quran agrees with the Bible that intercession or salvation comes only through Jesus Ar-Rahman. We pray in the name of one Allah: the Father, the Most Gracious Son Jesus, and the Most Merciful Holy Spirit. Thus, according to the Quran and the Bible, salvation is only through Jesus.
Historically “This formula – Bimillahi rrahmani rraheem – is of Jewish origin. It was in the first instance taught to the Koreish by Omayah of Taief the poet (one of the Hanyfs, Sprenger, i.76) who was a contemporary with, but somewhat older than, Muhammad, and who, during his mercantile journeys into Arabia Petraea and Syria, had made himself acquainted with the sacred books and doctrines of Jews and Christians (Kitab al-Aghani, 16, Delhi). Muhammad adopted and constantly used it, and it is prefixed to each Sura except the ninth” (1876 J.M.Rodwell “The Koran”). Syriac Christians at the time of Muhammad called Jesus as Rahmana (1902 H. Hirschfeld “New Researches into the Composition and Exegesis of the Quran).
You are right.
Going to church may be more fun, although not always the case.
I have no idea about the mosques in Indiia though.
It depends on your comfort level and beliefs.
Mosques should add more social
attract more people.
Thank you for asking me about my religion:
The reasons which make great number of people become Muslims.
* It is the last Divine Religion revealed to man.
* Islam recognizes previous divine revelations. On the other hand, Jews do not recognize Jesus, and the Christians do not recognize Muhammad; whereas, Muslims recognize Moses and Jesus, may Allah exalt their mention
* In Islam humans relates with their Lord in all matters and conditions.
* Islam is the only Religion which has not been distorted or changed.
Harry G. Dorman said:
‘It (the Quran) is literal Revelation of God, dictated to Muhammad by Gabriel, perfect in every letter. It is an ever-present miracle witnessing to itself and to Muhammad, the Prophet of God. Its miraculous quality resides partly in its style, so perfect and lofty that neither man nor jinn could produce a single chapter to compare with its briefest chapter, and partly in its content of teachings, prophecies about the future, and amazingly accurate information such as the illiterate Muhammad could never have gathered of his own accord.’34
* Islam is the Religion which covers the material and spiritual aspects of life. It did not neglect even the slightest of things in a Muslim’s life. Abdurrahmaan b. Zaid said that it was said to Salman:
‘Your Prophet has taught you everything, even how to relieve yourselves? Salman said: ‘Of course, he forbade us to face the direction of the Qiblah while defecating or urinating, or to clean oneself with his right hand, or to use less than three stones, or to use bone or dung (to clean oneself).’ (Muslim)
W. Thomas Arnold said: ‘Sense of justice is one of the most wonderful ideals of Islam, because as I read in the Quran I find those dynamic principles of life, not mystic but practical ethics for the daily conduct of life suited to the whole world.’
* Islam satisfies the man’s bodily and spiritual needs in equilibrium. It refuses that one aspect be given precedence over the other.
* Islam does not conflict with man’s intellect and natural disposition.
* Islam is the Religion for humankind at large, regardless of their education, time and place which, in contrast to previous religions were sent to a specific people during a specific time. For example, if a person wants to become a Jew, he has to be born a Jew. Jesus said about Christianity: ‘I was sent to the lost sheep of the Children of Israel.’
Read more on the link: http://www.thekeytoislam.com/en/why-beco…
How the Bible Led Me to Islam: The Story of a Former Christian Youth Minister – Joshua Evans
Yusuf Estes Embrance Islam Full Version (former preacher of christianity)
Priest: Jesus Lead Me to Islam Female Episcopal priest creates controversy by becoming a Muslim. http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8187893
FEMALE British Judge converts to Islam 1/6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnsIeh_s05g
Who was responsible for converting the Christian Priest to Islam?
Mother Teresa’s Crisis of Faith http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1655415-1,00.html