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  1. Hello everybody, I am new to the community and I just have a question regarding the Shia Muslim view on the crucifixion of Christ. I have been interested in comparative religion as of late and I have been studying up on Islamic Christology just to get a better idea of it, and most of my focus has been on the Islamic view of Jesus's crucifixion which is central to my faith and I know can be of huge controversy between Christians and Muslims. As I understand it, the vast majority of Muslims (mainly Sunni) hold to the a substitution view on the death of Christ, that is, someone was made to appear like Christ (possibly Judas) and was crucified in his place instead while Jesus was assumed into heaven by the help of Allah. This seems to be in full agreement with Surah An-Nisa 4:57 where is explicity states, "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not..." I have, however, come across alternative views and interpretations among with verse, particularly among Ahmaddiyas who advocate for a swoon theory, and I have also come across different theories among Shias, some holding to the traditional view that most Sunnis hold to, while others holding to a more esoteric view like the Ismaili's Shias, though I haven't been able to find a full explanation of their belief. As far as I understand it, some Sunnis don't consider Shias to be true Muslims due to these kinds of beliefs. Could anyone further explain the views on the crucifixion of Jesus in Shia Islam?
  2. Why every time I that I mention Jesus and my love for him, the Muslim person I am speaking with goes into this script, (I feel like it is a script because diverse people have used the same words verbatim), of how they love Jesus too. They say, "One cannot be Muslim unless he believes in Jesus, I love Jesus, I love Jesus more than you" Honestly, this shows a great misunderstanding in the Muslim's person understanding. Do Muslim people realize that Christians do not love Jesus like as a prophet, we do not love him a religious duty. We surely do not love him in the context of a person from the Islamic faith would love him. We do not relate nor believe in him as someone from the Islamic faith. They might as well be two completely different people. (They have different life stories, deaths, resurrection, and prophecies told in the Koran and the Bible). Do Muslim people understand that when a Christian expresses their love for Jesus, they are referring to a love deeper than that of a mother, a child, or a husband/wife? This is a love of "savior", meaning: I was dead and he gave me life. I was poor and he gave me riches. I had ashes, he gave me beauty. He not only gave me life, but a blessed, abundant beautiful. I owe him my life. To me, this type of response to a Christian who talks about their love for Jesus reveals a wide gap of understanding from the Muslim person. Do you owe Jesus your life, did he stay with all night when you were alone and no one was there, did he sing to you songs and comfort and fill your heart with life, truth, and love? If not, then please don't tell me you love him, because you don't know him to love him. How do you love what you do not know? Maybe you love the idea of him, but not him. For example, a weak analogy would be you sharing about the birth of your son, and how much your son means to you and he is your life and your joy and your pride. The person you speak with who has never seen your son, nor knows him, says, "I love him too, more than you, I love him so much". He then says, "What's his name, I forgot" and goes his life without ever spending any time with or buying anything for your son. You would say, "Do not tell me you love my son, your words are just lip service, and flattery". Lip service and words are increasingly meaningless in this world when they have no action behind them. Does this frustration make sense, I always remind myself, the Muslim person has the best intention to make good relations with me, but they just do not understand as they should.
  3. SalamAlaykum Brothers and sister I'm currently creating a simplified Tafsir which is very easy to read and the format is not boring, but coming across this ayat it has put it to a pause lol وَمَا جَعَلْنَا أَصْحَابَ النَّارِ إِلَّا مَلَائِكَةً ۙ وَمَا جَعَلْنَا عِدَّتَهُمْ إِلَّا فِتْنَةً لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِيَسْتَيْقِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَيَزْدَادَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِيمَانًا ۙ وَلَا يَرْتَابَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۙ وَلِيَقُولَ الَّذِينَ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ مَرَضٌ وَالْكَافِرُونَ مَاذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِهَٰذَا مَثَلًا ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يُضِلُّ اللَّهُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي مَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَا يَعْلَمُ جُنُودَ رَبِّكَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَمَا هِيَ إِلَّا ذِكْرَىٰ لِلْبَشَرِ {31} [Shakir 74:31] And We have not made the wardens of the fire others than angels, and We have not made their number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given the book and the believers may not doubt, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the unbelievers may say: What does Allah mean by this parable? Thus does Allah make err whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases, and none knows the hosts of your Lord but He Himself; and this is naught but a reminder to the mortals. Let me put those parts I'm interested the most in bullet points ...and We have not made their number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given the book and the believers may not doubt... According to the Tafsir, the number 19 which in this Chapter is about the angels, is also mentioned in the TORAH Here is the Question Can a knowledgeable brother or sister please tell me where in the TORAH and the Gospels it mentions anything to do with 19 Angels that Guard the Hell. Jazakallah Khairyan
  4. As you probably know, Jesus (as) did not speak English ! The language he spoke was Aramaic. so the bible we see today is an English translation of the Greek translation of the Aramaic Bible. Here I will show to all Hussain-lovers and truth-seekers the actual name of imam Hussain (AS) in the new testament : *** Matthew 3:11 [ John the Baptists (prophet Yahya as):] ""I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." In the Aramaic text of course, there is a slight defference !!! The word translated as "Mightier" was actually a name. And the name is none other than Hussain i will give you links to the Aramaic text and Aramaic alphabet. you can search it yourself to make sure http://biblehub.com/aramaic-english-gospels/matthew/3.htm https://www.omniglot.com/writing/westernneoaramaic.htm Assalamu Alaik ya Aba Abdillah !
  5. Asalamu aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuh brothers and sisters Its have been a while that I was visiting ShiaChat again. I want share some experience I made between the realtionship of Shia Islam and Orthodox Christianity and especially also in the eastern world. Orthodox Christians are well know as people from Eastern Europe like Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, etc. or in the Balkans like Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece etc. and also in the MIddle East in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey. I sometimes talk with a friend of Bulgaria and seems to have a very symphathy for Shia Muslims. He told me that both religions share similiarties in many views of practising religion itself and as also the suffer of the crusades (Orthodox Christians suffered from the 4th crusades, there have been in many centuries a conflict between Orthodoxy and Catholicism). Aswell he appreciate the support of shiite militias helping christian minorieties like Hezbollah many times did. Also take a look into this webpage from a Orthodox community which talk about the relation between the two religions: https://souloftheeast.org/2016/01/22/the-orthodox-shia-alliance/ What text impressed me really of this page was that part: " From the first, in the Shia-Sunni split, there have been interesting parallels with Christendom amongst the followers of Ali. Martyrdom is treated very seriously by the Shi’ites on account of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali at the Battle of Karbala, which, in particular, is of a Christian type. The seventy-two followers of Husayn, who were hopelessly outnumbered in the fight against an army of five thousand, behaved chivalrously, riding out one at a time to draw the fighting away from their main camp, in order to protect the women and children who were with them; Husayn himself did the same thing, and fought in personal combat against the armies of Yazid, and was killed. His body and those of his followers were mutilated outrageously. But in that battle, they laid down their lives for their friends in the same way many military saints of our Church have done. This is not to say, naturally, that the Islamic theology they held to, with its Arian presuppositions, is correct or justified, or that Husayn (or Sheikh al-Nimr) should be treated as a saint by Christians. Only, rather, that the Shia Muslims have for their own prominent spiritual model, a type which (whether consciously or not) recalls the self-sacrifice of Christ." It was also a pleasure to read the comments and some are very interesting how they view us: "Mark Citadel says: January 23, 2016 at 2:34 pm Powerful article. I am very much interested in this topic, as Russian Christian Reactionaries are reaching for alliance with the Shia resistance in the Middle East. I think one can also draw a parallel in the semi-aristocratic nature of the priesthood. Sunni Islam is far more akin to Protestantism than anything else, in which anyone can become an Imam. Shia understand the need for the Traditional structures of warrior and priest in a far more authentic way. I was amazed to find the Alawite sect celebrate Christmas as we do!" "AriusArmenian says: January 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm I rejoice in the victories of the Syrian people over the head choppers and liver eaters that are backed by the US and its Anglosphere and EU vassals and its Middle Eastern proxies. For me it is personal. I will never forget that a Syrian army of mostly Muslim young men fought and died to liberate and protect Christian Kessab after the Turk vermin opened the border to allow the Western backed jihadis to enter and kill Armenians. What did the West do? It backed the Turks and jihadi vermin. The US will back Turkey no matter what it does." Note i dont want to make any conflict because the man metioned Turkey. The relationship between Shia Islam and Orthodox Christianity is very common in the Middle East likewise the relation between Armenia and Iran especially during the time were the Ottomans persecuted the Armenians and they were accepted by the Iranians and also by Syrians and Lebanese. In Lebanon the famous founder of the Amal Movement Musa as-Sadr (R.I.P) had a good relation with Christians. On February 19, 1975, fathers of the Saint Louis Capuchin Cathedral in Beirut was the first time in the history of Islam and Christianity that a Muslim cleric was carrying out a Christian religious rite and that was Musa as-Sadr! During the disastrous civil war in Lebanon, he said in an interview: “One of the most important objectives behind the plots that struck Lebanon was to destroy the form of coexistence and national unity in Lebanon. When coexistence is targeted by a plot, the symbols of coexistence will definitely be the first to be attacked." “I do not suppose anyone in Lebanon to be a symbol of national unity as much as I am, because in addition to the cultural, social, and political contacts and all-out relations I have with all Lebanese sects, I reached a point that, three years ago at Saint Louis Capuchin Cathedral, I preached Christians during the Lent. No one in the world has reached such a position. That was just like a Christian clergyman preaching Muslims during the Friday prayers. So I became the symbol of national unity, and thus, the plot directly targeted me,” “We have gathered for the human being; the human being for whom religions came; the religious which were of the same origin, and each promised the emergence of the other, and acknowledged each other,” "Every bullet that is shot at a Christian town is as if it is shot at my home, heart, & children." - Sayid Musa Sadr A similiar untiy can be also find in Syria between the Alawites or the Shia minority toward the Orthodox Syrians. Since the independence of Syria againt the colonialist power of France, unity was a very important symbol even today with the government of Assad. In my opinion the eastern world is more open when its about the dialogue between Islam and Christianity (besides from any secretarian group). Instead in the western world it seems difficult to talk about it since the media and authors are potraying Islam far from Christianity. We really should be open about it instead of giving us judgements which nowadays sadly happen many times. Thats all what I have to say Wa aleykum salam
  6. Dear All Calgary Alberta has thrown the gauntlet to other big cities in uniting religions instead of dividing them. An Inter-faith week was celebrated recently and winners were announced. For anyone interested, their website is http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/ They are represented on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/world.interfaith.harmony.week/ The parent organisations are http://www.acommonword.com/ http://ammanmessage.com/ http://www.islambuddhism.com/ http://www.altafsir.com/ Also represented are http://rissc.jo/?mc_cid=ba39356111&mc_eid=aa0c94c60c and http://www.aalalbayt.org/en/ Let us hope our little planet could benefit from this peace venture. Cheers
  7. Asalamu aleykum wr wb my brothers and sisters I want to ask you if there are any Quranic and Hadith sources for those Bible verses. My mother is a Christian lady and she show me that verses. Another question is: How is it that the Bible calls Jesus son of God and Allah swt should be the father? I found even enough Bible verses who explain that God is one and almighty, however this son and father thing is confusing me a bit, but I can remember there was something about the difference of the translation of the Bible like differences in Latin, Hebrew, Aramean and Greek. I would be glad if someone can send me good sources. Wa salam
  8. Salam All, i am doubted on some specific issues regarding religions ... I dont know about every religion but most of religions make followers believe that GOD loves his creation.. well here are some points raised by me and I invite not only muslims but people of other religions too to comment on these questions Question number 1 : If you are born to a couple following a specific religion you believe that your religion is the truth.. Well, dont you think that a child is brainwashed to believe that? Question number 2: A child is innocent and obviously God has no Enmity with him/her why is that a specific child is born to a couple following the (so-called) right religion and the other is born to people following so-called false religion? Isnt it where we can say that God is unfair? Question number 3 : You guys Obviously believe that your religion is truth well for that i must ask you that if a child an innocent is placed in such area where there is no peer effect nor is there any one who can preach him anything.. He would turn out to be a follower of specific religion? This post is not made to offend anyone... I am sorry if i used some wrong words but questions are to be asked and i would invite infact I request all of You to answer
  9. Beautiful.... A 6 min video definitely worth watching.
  10. All four Gospels record Jesus as saying, "Blessed are the peace-makers; they will be called sons of God." Bible says that God is not man ‘God is not a man’ (Numbers 23:19) ‘For I am God, and not man’ (Hosea 11:9) Jesus is called a man many times in the Bible ‘a man who has told you the truth’ (John 8:40) ‘Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know.’ (Acts 2:22) ‘He will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed’ (Acts 17:31) ‘the man Christ Jesus’ (Tim. 2:5) The Bible says that God is not a son of man ‘God is not a man nor a son of man’ (Numbers 23:19) The Bible often calls Jesus ‘a son of man’ or ‘the son of man.’ ‘so will the son of man be’ (Matthew 12:40) ‘For the son of man is going to come’ (Matthew 16:27) ‘until they see the son of man coming in His kingdom.’ (Matthew 28) ‘But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority’ (Mark 2:10) ‘because he is the son of man’ (John 5:27) In the Hebrew scriptures, the ‘son of man’ is also used many times speaking of people (Job 25:6; Psalm 80:17; 144:3; Ezekiel 2:1; 2:3; 2:6-8; 3:1-3).
  11. Space war, Vatican knowledge of extraterrestrials revealed in Podesta emails Aliens want to help mankind but fear our violent tendencies, according to an email exchange revealed by Wikileaks. Mails sent by astronaut Edgar Mitchell to John Podesta cite an impending space war and the Vatican’s knowledge of alien life. https://www.rt.com/viral/362272-podesta-emails-aliens-vatican/
  12. Hi all, This Iranian pastor claims that Iran will become a Christian nation very soon! Isn't that alarming? The only Shia majority country which has a lot of power and influence will become Christian soon. I am shocked! Iran was an Islamic country but now it's transitioning to Christianity. Source: https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/millions-of-muslims-are-leaving-islam-as-they-watch-the-extremism-of-iranian-isis-leaders-says-a-top-iranian-christian-leader/ @Mohammad-Ali
  13. I gave this channel hell before, but I give them some credit for this video:
  14. Hello, I am Joe I have read up a bit on Islam. I know that Islam is the second largest religion on earth, and that it is growing at a faster rate than Christianity at this point in time. From everything I have read Islam claims a "mysterious" raising up of Jesus to God in Heaven without Jesus having been killed on the cross. And, that someone else was made to have the appearance of Jesus. Most often I have read that Muslims believe that Judas, the betrayer of Jesus was the person Crucified. I have read much of the Quran, and nowhere does it say this is what happened. I am of the belief that when Allah said that Jesus was not killed or crucified, Allah was simply saying that "the Jews" did not kill or crucify Jesus. But, that it was made to appear that they did. When in reality it was the Romans that killed Jesus, but it appeared that the Jews were responsible when they were not, Even though the Jews rejected Jesus as the Messiah.
  15. In Christianity, governance and militancy are seen as necessary evils by most mainstream Churches. While in Islam, secularism is not embraced in most Islamic countries. Islam in many nations is seen as more than just a religion but also a politic. That got me wondering.. It is impossible to deny that among the 20 most powerful countries in the world a seemingly endless list are Christian majority countries. Only one Muslim country breaks into the top ten and that nation is Turkey according to (globalfirepower.com). Their are only a few countries with a Muslim majority that have over 100 million people. Both Pakistan and Indonesia have over 150 million Muslims, though Bangladesh may be getting closer every year, it is not yet there. This got me thinking.. Where will the Muslim World be 50 years from now? Will Israel still exist? Will Iran have Nuclear weapons? Will Pakistan have missles capable of hitting any American city? But, perhaps my biggest question was, will Indonesia be an Islamic Superpower? Fifty years from now Indonesia may have over 350 million people. It crossed my mind that Indonesia just may have what it takes to become a nation that can rival America, Russia, and China. By the very nature of Indonesia you can expect great naval improvements to arise. New military technologies will be easier for most nations to obtain. Indonesia doesn't have to many enemies and has many friends. Yes, fifty years from now I think Indonesia will be well on its way to becoming a secular Islamic superpower. What say you?
  16. http://trinities.org/blog/podcast-131-10-apologists-mistakes-trinity/ ^part 1 by a Christian Philosopher
  17. Salam aleykum On Youtube i often found videos where former Muslims talks how they leaved Islam and convert Christianity. Many of their reason was that some of them dreamed about Prophet Isa, had a difficult time with the family, politics, inspiration of the Bible etc. etc., but sometimes its unbelievable that most of them do not knowing much about their own former faith. For me as a former Catholic Christian can not understand those reasons, because a lot of them seems for me not really understandable and i dont want now insult any Christian, but the reason I became was that I found my question about Christianity to the Quran. Questions like about Trinity, seeing Jesus as a God, materialism in the Church and I compared those things with Islam and in the Quran i found more and more things who helped me, the Morals and explanations etc. What do you think about those former Muslims who fund their way to Christianity??
  18. Say:" People of the Book (Christians)! Come now to a word common between us and you.(3-64) salam to all Recently I have come across a wonderful book on the Christian theology. Like most of the Muslims and Christians I've been thinking these two religions have fundamental differences never would be reconciled till I studied the book. The book tries to outline the doctrines of Christianity through nicely ordered and well organized chapters. One of the advantages of this book is that there are frequent references to the bible through which the author documents his ideas so that no one could easily object him of presenting non-authenticated contents in his book. When you go over the materials mentioned in multiple chapters of the book pertaining to the doctrine of God , man or the future you will be amazed at what you discover from substantial similarities exist between these two religions. I think a comparative study along with remarking on similarities will bring us a deeper understanding of each other. It also will prepare the opportunities for all those who have misunderstanding about Islam to study Islam truly. NOTE: This thread is to indicate only similarities between Islam and Christianity. Topics presented here are not following specific order regarding the theological or moral issues.
  19. I'm not sure whether this belongs in the family issues or not, but I'll start with posting it here. I'm a minor that's part of a Christian family in a Christian town, and the nearest mosque is an hour away in the big city. The closest Shia mosque is two hours away. My mom has been wondering why I'm learning about Islam, and I just say that I'm learning, because I am, but she keeps asking if I'm going to convert. I avoid answering, but I know in my heart that I want to, need to let the world know that I worship Allah, the one and only. But I'm not one to argue with my mom, and she tells me how Islam is a male dominated religion. I know that it's not, but how do I explain that? I'm not good at defending my side of the argument, but if I'm to maintain my family's trust, I must have a good defense of this religion that's based in facts, not just my or another's opinion. Thank you for your support throughout the couple of days I've been here.
  20. Find out how differences within Islam shape attitudes on evolution and its most famous protagonist, Charles Darwin. Iran Military Vlog #4: Evolution and Islam Hello guys, I have a vlog on Youtube and In my playlist Iran and the Sciences I added a new video shedding some light on the treatment of biological evolution in Iran and Saudi Arabia. Note that I'm not a biologist nor at all involved in the natural sciences, and some statements may be simplified for general audiences. Most of my information is pulled from E. Burton's research on school textbooks in Iran and Saudi Arabia. .
  21. (bismillah) I thought this was worth sharing. Interesting how so many of the most important figures of recent history have been Freemasons, especially some of the pioneers of the secular revolution. May Allah protect us all. ws.
  22. In the name of the Lord. Hello. Here is a scholarly paper published on the Message of Thaqalayn, tittled "Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shia Islam" You can read it here: Cultural Relations Between Christianity and Shi'i Islam Blessings.
  23. Jesus son of Mary, a man who embodied qualities so sublime, a Prophet of Allah for Muslims and a meeting point for coming together with Christians. In Islamic traditions, Prophet Jesus pbuh is revered for his exceptional wisdom.The Quran along with several hadith speak about the lessons that we must learn from this virtuous man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rU7R20pvxc
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