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To Muhammad Firi on conversion

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in response to reader comment: The answer for why people convert to Islam.

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jan 15, 2007 at 05:53

You wrote: "I want to tell you the reason why do people convert to Islam. First, Islam believe only to one God. There are no other god than Allah. We don't believe 2, 3 or more gods. There is only a God who governs the world. Second, people convert to Islam because they read Al-Quran. From Al-Quran, they know that Islam is the true religion. Third, in Islam only the God can forgive our sins. Why? It is because, He created us... So, only He has the right to forgive our sins. In Christian, a people can forgive other people sins. Do you think that's right? Believe me, Allah is your God and Islam is your religion. 'ALLAH IS A FORGIVENESS'"

Your first reason for people converting to Islam is belief in one God. How do you know there is only one God (and you name him by Arabic name Allah, why?). Let me guess, the Koran says so. I believe in 33 million gods.They cooperate and govern the world. Why? Because some of the Hindu scriptures tell me so. A friend of mine believes in an infinite number of gods. They preside over the universes they have created. Why? Because somebody gave him a book that tells him so. And yet another friend does not believe there is god. Why. Because the Buddhist scripture does not mention god.

Why are my friends and I wrong in believing as we do? If one god can appear from nowhere and nowhen why cannot and another and another and another and so on.

About your second reason. Many people also convert to Christianity, Buddhism, Sikkhism etc on reading their scriptures. So aren't they also true religions. Let me make a second guess. No, because the Koran says so!

About your third reason. Buddhists don't believe in any god, so they have to work at their own salvation, they are accountable to themselves. In Islam only god (Allah) can forgive you for your sins. Why? Again let me guess. Because the Koran says so!

Salaam

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