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Islam IS NOT the same as NOI

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Jul 11, 2008 at 17:54

Interesting that you are traveling to Africa as a missionary. I would be surprised if you come across any Muslims who believe in the NOI - the movement was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1930 by Wallace Fard Muhammad. The Nation Of Islam teaches that W. Fard Muhammad is both the "messiah" of Christianity and the "Madhi (guided one) of Islam". One of Fard's first disciples was Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) who led the organization from 1935 through 1975.

The vast majority of world-wide Muslims DO NOT agree with the NOI and it's teachings - the NOI redifines "Allah" by saying "Allah" appeared in the Person of Master W. Fard Muhammad, July, 1930, and that Fard was/is the long-awaited "messiah" of BOTH Christians and the Muslims.

Traditional Sunni and Shi'a Muslim doctrine states that it is heretical and blasphemous to believe that "Allah" would manifest Himself in ANY form, let alone human.

Likening any individual to "Allah" is a form of "shirk", or major sin, in Islam. Mainstream Islam teaches that Muhammad was the last messenger, between the years 610 and 632 A.D. The NOI believes Elijah Muhammad was ALSO a messenger, and that Allah "appeared" in W.D. Fard.

Good luck in Africa - remember, "For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, and not of works, lest any man should boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9) "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved." (Acts 16:31).

A bit about Islam - the only guarenteed way to Paradise is by killing the unbeliever in "jihad". Qur'an 9.111. - this promise is "binding" on Allah.

The Five Pillars, pilgrimage to Mecca, praying five times a day, etc. are a "maybe yes maybe no" with regards to Paradise.

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The Hypocrisy of "white supremists" [465 words]jennifer solisNov 5, 2007 18:35113155
I'm against all racism [228 words]WillofGodJul 8, 2008 19:36113155
Nature vs. nurture [273 words]jennifer solisJul 10, 2008 16:36113155
Black Supremists [203 words]WillofGodJul 10, 2008 20:02113155
Islam IS NOT the same as NOI [295 words]jennifer solisJul 11, 2008 17:54113155
Which doctrine is closest to Christianity? [207 words]WillofGodJul 16, 2008 19:46113155
Islam & NOI [196 words]WillofGodJul 16, 2008 20:19113155
The Bible is the doctrine of Christianity [275 words]jennifer solisJul 23, 2008 16:43113155

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