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Think AND study BEFORE you speak !!

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Submitted by Nubia One (United States), Mar 26, 2011 at 11:32

1. Shahada does NOT necessarily mean reciting these words in Arabic. Shahada simply means believing and reciting aloud that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is His messenger.

2. The Bible and The Holy Qur'an say that Abraham went to sacrifice his >only< son. Well, since Ishmael was his first born, how could Isaaq have been the son being spoken of ??

3. A Muslim is one who submits to God's Will. A baby is born w/ no choice but to do and be what God has Ordained - A robin can only be a robin - a cloud can only be a cloud - a rock can only exist as God has Ordained it exists - and a human being, at birth, has no free will and only behaves according to its "instinct", its nature. Once an adult, that same person can now make a >conscious< choice to be a Mumin (believer) by taking the shahada.

4. Allah IS NOT "our Jesus" !! (as staghfir Allah). The name Allah means Most High and is the Arabic word for God. (The One God - your God, my God, his God, her God, their God, our God, is the same ONE GOD !) Arab Christians call god Allah !! Spanish speaking Christians call God Dios. Does that mean that they're speaking of a different God ?? - Duh - Christ said in Matthew: "Hear O' Israel. The Lord thy God is one."

5. The word istaislama is from the root Salima. It means: To follow the right path. Other words from this root are: aslama - To submit, resign oneself. Islam: peace; way to peace; submission; the only TRUE "religion" which was professed by ALL the prophets from Adam to Muhammad.

6. We are not all Muslim because Allah (swta) Has Given us free will to choose. Humankind is the only creature with free will.

7. The Prophet Muhammad (may the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him and all the prophets) was given a wife as a gift. (this was acceptable in that CULTURE) Her name was Aishah. (May Allah be pleased with her) She, like Mary (the virgin mother of Isa bin Mary or Christ) is honored among women. She was 9 years old when she came under the protective loving care of Muhammad (saaws). He did NOT consummate their marriage until she was a woman !! It is only dirty minded, sick, sex obsessed individuals that make this proposterous statement based on rumor and innuendo - not research, historical fact and common sense !! And, to call Muhammad (saaws) a war monger (because he fought for what he believed in) well, again, ignorance. MORE BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED IN THE NAME OF CHRISTIANITY THAN FOR ANY OTHER REASON !!!!! HOW MANY HAVE WAVED A BANNER W/ A CROSS EMBLAZONED UPON IT AS THEY'VE SLAUGHTERED THE INNOCENT ?? ...BEGINNING RIGHT HERE IN THE U.S. W/ THE THANKSGIVING DAY MASSACRE OF THE MASSASOIT !!

8. Caravan raider ?!? He was a businessman. He had no need to raid other's wealth. His first wife, Khadija (May Allah Be pleased w/ her) was a wealthy businesswoman in her own right who agreed to allow her husband to handle her business as an extremely successful trader.

9. Muhammad IS the seal of the prophets. Your bible speaks of his coming: The Ahmed, The mahdi, The Comforter... but, I'm CERTAIN you're not ready for THAT conversation. Allahu A'alam Bis Sawaab !!

As Salaamu Alaikum (Peace be upon you)

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