I don't see any black and white answers here so I don't know how you believe your question was answered. I probably won't give you one either.
A bombardment is intimidating but is to be expected, especially if it questions anything about Islam. As a Christian I have to be very careful how I ask/answer anything, obviously so do you. lol
I once said that parts of the Quran just don't make sense to me. I even said "to me". The next 7 out of 10 posts were insulted and let me know. No death threats, wasn't booted, so here I still am. Interesting that most of the names that posted I never saw before, nor since. The other posts totally ignored and went on with other arguments pertaining to the topic, etc.
I agree with Maryamm that people have a God consciousness and seek truth. Many religions have some truth. Many are based on superstition but give enough of (what is precieved as) truth to be inviting. Others take what is truth and twist it to their gain.
To the Natives of NA it was the great Manitoo. Here again, one God, but many spirits to serve. God's spirits? Not all. Good spirits and evil spirits. (Not happy jinn and bad jinn), good and evil, they saw what we can't, yet they sought out the good. If you saw them you would call them polythiests, but they weren't. They didn't have any scriptures, yet they found God, somehow. Did they all go to hell? I doubt it.
The reason I'm responding is, because I finally have some time to sit down, but more importantly to respond to your statement:
So take out Christianity and Judaism
I agree, mainstream Christianity would seem to be way off track, but 2:62, 5:69, 5:82 means Christians have enough truth. 61:14 says a lot more, worthy of it's own thread.
"Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians -- whoever believes in God and the Last Day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord. And there will be no fear for them, nor shall they grieve"
Absolute truth is impossible, what we have is a preception of truth from what we experience and learn from others. It's still a preception. None of us can claim to have it all. What you can get here is Islam through a Muslim's interpretation of Islam. Islam and Muslim is often confused as meaning the same thing.
As I've said before...If Islam is the name given to what the Prophets taught I'm okay with that. Let's call it Islam. I believe the two statements Abu Hadi makes are true but his reasons for thinking so are different than mine.
1) Islam is a complete religion. Islam has answers for any and every questions someone might have withing the religion itself. It doesn't leave any issues in gray areas or forcing someone to go outside the religion to answer the question. Of course, there are some questions that we cannot fully comprehend the answer to based on our limited capacity of understanding, but there is always an answer that will satisfy us to the degree that we need to be in order to retain our faith.
Islam IS a complete religion but is claimed by Muslims as their own. They will tell you that all the prophets taught Islam, (all 124,000 which nobody can name), as did Jesus, as did Paul of Tarsus, but what is Islam?
Surrender to God. Can that be claimed by just one religion?
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
That was Paul. According to this he must have been a Muslim. If that doesn't say surrender what does?
I know Muslims are programmed to hate him, but what does he actually say? You just read it.
Islam is a complete religion that cannot be answered by the Quran. It was posted here that the Quran is incomplete without the help of Sunnah and hadith. Quran is Divine, Sunnah is considered as divine, hadith is all over the place but accepted, some more than others. There's your Muslim corruption.
(Jesus gets 40(more?) virgins for standing in the rain) (Jesus comes back in not one but two yellow dresses and physically cuts off the heads of all christians with a sword.) You tell me...
It leaves some Muslims believing in peace and others believing in global jihad. How can you bring these together and say it's all one religion, let alone call it Islam?
Islam is a battered and abused word.
2) There is no falsehood in Islam. Other religions have truth mixed with some cultural aspects or false ideas passed from generation to generation and not examined or questioned. For Instance, In Christianity (the 'other religion that I am most familiar with) there are many truths such as "Love thy neighbor as thyself", treating the poor and orphans with compassion, etc. There is also some falsehood within it, the most prominent being the concept of Trinity. If you study the root and origins of this idea of Trinity, it had nothing to do with the teachings of Jesus(a.s) or Moses(a.s) or any of the Prophets but was a 'marketing gimic' introduced into the religion by Paul of Tarsus in order to sell Christianity to the Romans and Greeks who were pagan at the time. The idea of a father god and a son god and a helper god(such as Zeus and Apollo and Mercury) were common at the time in the area of the Mediterranean. These false ideas were incorporated into Christianity in order to make the religion more 'palatable' to the pagans. Paul's idea was that the most important thing for Christianity was numbers, not ideaology, so he sacrificed the ideaology and the original monotheism of Christianity (the original teaching of Jesus) in order to bump up the number of Christians. So falsehood was introduced early on and got incorporated into the religion. This is one of the reasons why Allah(s.w.a) sent Prophet Muhammad(p.b.u.h) and the Holy Quran in order to clarify these issues that Paul and his ilk had made confusing for the people who wished to worship Allah(s.w.a) and follow the true teachings of Jesus(a.s).
There can be no falsehood in Islam...if we actually knew what it was. I'd change "other religions" to "all religions" for obvious reasons.
There's lots of falsehoods in Christianity but not because they corrupted the Bible. Paul's always the first one to pick on.
Paul never said trinity, nor did he introduce it. That was a doctrine brought in around 325 AD. The council of Nicea. Muslims like to take it and run. Look at any of Paul's introductions and you will always see a separation between God and Jesus. He never says Jesus is God, he never says the Holy Spirit is God. Twist a few words, phrases and there you have it. Many of the falsehoods in the Bible are Muslim made. Paul was not a trinitarian.
The more you study Islam, the more you realize that Allah(s.w.a) saved Islam from being polluted with these false ideas and kept it pure.
This is a continuous miracle which no other religion can claim.
Since Muslims consider all prophets to preach Islam it's obviously not a Muhammad discovery. The straight path has always been there and being a Muslim will not get you to heaven any faster, (unless being a Muslim helps you die sooner). Moses, Abraham, Judah, Jesus, and the other 123, 995 prophets never mentioned a black stone, neither does the Quran. It's not what's in the scriptures but what's around them that's corrupted.
It was also mentioned that only Islam teaches morals.
Islam has taught morals all along, why do Muslims think they are the only ones to recieve it? Check out 1 Timothy 2:8-10
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
That's Paul again. Of course he doesn't go into detail about hijab and burka, but neither does the Quran. Nowhere does it say that women have to hide in a tent-dress or be killed, (As in the experience of a female journalist in Afghanistan), nor does it say hijab and designer jeans are appropriate, but I see that every day.
Ali Musaaa, post #2 was probably your best response.
May God bless you in your search.