Scott Lincoln "Omar" Davis
"Islam & Christianity"
"We Muslims have the Awesome and Sombre Responsibility of extricating our Christian brethern from the spiritual quagmire into which they are wallowing."
Jesus Christ belonged to the true race of prophets. He saw with open eye the mystery of the soul. Drawn by its severe harmony, ravished with its beauty, he lived in it, and had his being there. Alone in all history, he estimated the greatness of man. One man was true to what is in you and me. He saw that God incarnates himself in man, and evermore goes forth anew to take possession of his world. He said, in this jubilee of sublime emotion, `I am divine. Through me, God acts; through me, speaks. Would you see God, see me; or, see thee, when thou also thinkest as I now think.' But what a distortion did his doctrine and memory suffer in the same, in the next, and the following ages! There is no doctrine of the Reason which will bear to be taught by the Understanding. The understanding caught this high chant from the poet's lips, and said, in the next age, `This was Jehovah come down out of heaven. I will kill you, if you say he was a man.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is one fundamental dogma of true Religion.---The Unity and Greatness of God.
If man is a "born sinner," How can he be held responsible for his deeds?
Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian. But he was upright and bowed his will to Allah's (He was a Muslim!) - "...And he joined not Gods with Allah." - Sura 3:67
How great are the number of people, who are prevented from believing in the truth revealed through any of God's apostles by the rigidity they have inherited from their fathers and grandfathers!
(and their imitation of them!)
Christianity is not a Religion, but rather a following of ancestral and traditional custom.
Christians and their priests have instructed us (and would have us believe - and many of us have) the fantastic notion that, "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son..." to be tortured to death ignominiously, in order to save unborn babies from sins that they had not yet had an opportunity to commit. And on the strength of this statement they have gone on to butcher millions of people to the accompaniment of unspeakable atrocities. (????) ---The accuracy of this statement proves the inability of the one calling himself a Christian to be able to think clearly and sanely.
"Nevertheless, I will tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: For if I do not go away, the "comforter" will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you." - Holy Bible, John 16:7 - Forcasting arrival of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)
The Doctrines of "Trinity," "Equality with God," and "Sonship" are all repudiated as blasphemies. God (Allah) is independent of all needs, and has no need of a "son" to manage his affairs.
The various Christian churches and theologies of today, have once again substituted obtuse metaphysical dogmas for the Religion of Christ.
The concept of "original sin" (man is a born sinner) does great harm by undermining the sense of responsibility, for 'collective guilt' is not the guilt of anyone in particular.
If a 'Savior' had to come to 'atone' for the 'original sin' (which he did not commit), why did he come so late in history and not with the first human beings on earth?
Religion: to be valid, it must affirm the absolute unity of the transcendent, and secondly, it must provide and affirm a way of life reflecting this, and draws man near to it.
Christianity: Men without a Religion.
Islam: A Religion without men.
A Muslim never lacks proofs about the purity and truthfulness of his religion. What he lacks are those truthful brothers who stand for Allah and his prophet, testifying to the truth.
In this modern age,
Islam is a Religion without men (custodians and propagators) whereas Christianity
is men without a Religion, yet by their endeavour, adventurous spirit, patience
and monetary contributions, they are able to falsify truth and make falsehood
The Cardinal Doctrines of Christianity
The Divinity of Jesus Christ
The Divine sonship of Jesus
The Original Sin
The Fundamental Doctrines of Islam
The Unity of God.
The belief in Prophets raised by God among all nations of the world.
Belief in the Revelations sent by God among all nations by the Prophets to guide human beings to the truth and righteousness (Gospels, Torah, Psalms, Quran)
The inherent sinlessness of human nature and man's capacity for unlimited moral and spiritual progress.
Life after Death.
The equality and universal brotherhood of mankind
The multiplicity of Gods is intellectually indefensible, considering the unity of design and purpose in the universe.
To suppose that Allah has a 'son' or a 'family' or 'partners' or 'companions' is to have a low idea of Allah, who is high above all such relationships. He is the One True God and there can be none to compare with him.
A man consciously deceiving people by half-truths is a greater liar than a man that tells lies inadvertently.
Sodom and Gommorah - The "crime" of the "Cities of the Plain" was against their own nature, and they saw its enormity, yet they indulged in it.... Can degradation go any farther? (hint: Look in morning newspaper for answer...)
It has been proven historically over and over again that "Evil" always comes to an evil end, and that truth and righteousness ultimately win.
It is the duty of all believers, as it was the duty of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and his companions, to become shining examples of Allah's grace and mercy, and secondly to preach "the message" and spread the light around the world.
Israel has continually sinned against both truth and religion. As in the past throughout all history, it is ever bent on new deceits.
The enmity between those who call themselves Christians and the Jews will continue to the last days.
Injustice and ignorance go hand-in-hand invariably, and their result is a degenerating and self-propagating state of selfishness that descends from bad to worse, until it becomes so unsupportable that nations wilt as from disease. As far back as we have any historical records, the invariable rule has been that nations which ignored the principle of justice have reaped want, revolution, and dishonor. No nation has ever become great, or sustained its greatness, except by adhering to the highest standards of justice of which it was capable. No armies and no fleets since history began have availed for long to enforce injustice; nor have all the votes of all the electors of any country succeeded in advancing the common prosperity one step when the majority opinion has been unjust. - Talbot Mundy, 1924
Evil is conquested by:
Wisdom and Power. (i.e. David and Solomon)
Patience and Constancy. (Job)
Faith and Hope. (All Muslims)
Universal Truth (Summation of entire "Divine Message"): Allah's plan cannot be frustrated. It is those who work against it who will be eliminated and destroyed.
Against all the doubts and vain imagining of the ignorant is the certainty of the knowledge of the enlightened.
In this point of view we become very sensible of the first defect of historical Christianity. Historical Christianity has fallen into the error that corrupts all attempts to communicate religion. As it appears to us, and as it has appeared for ages, it is not the doctrine of the soul, but an exaggeration of the personal, the positive, the ritual. It has dwelt, it dwells, with noxious exaggeration about the person of Jesus. The soul knows no persons. It invites every man to expand to the full circle of the universe, and will have no preferences but those of spontaneous love. But by this eastern monarchy of a Christianity, which indolence and fear have built, the friend of man is made the injurer of man. The manner in which his name is surrounded with expressions, which were once sallies of admiration and love, but are now petrified into official titles, kills all generous sympathy and liking. All who hear me, feel, that the language that describes Christ to Europe and America, is not the style of friendship and enthusiasm to a good and noble heart, but is appropriated and formal, -- paints a demigod, as the Orientals or the Greeks would describe Osiris or Apollo. Accept the injurious impositions of our early catachetical instruction, and even honesty and self-denial were but splendid sins, if they did not wear the Christian name.
The time is coming when all men will
see, that the gift of God to the soul is not a vaunting, overpowering, excluding
sanctity, but a sweet, natural goodness, a goodness like thine and mine,
and that so invites thine and mine to be and to grow.
The Sunnah Islamic Page
"...To be Continued..." -- SLD
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