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Ejaz

Why is most of the world non-Muslim?

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:salam:

We often have people (usually atheists) telling us that our geography describes our faith (due to upbringing).

So with this in mind, I have three components to this question:

1. Is a reason why the world is largely non-Muslim is because of the waiting of Imam Mahdi ((عليه السلام))? And the reason why he is still in occultation is due to the lack of true followers?

2. From an Islamic perspective, isn’t there an ‘unfair’ advantage on people born in Muslim families with an Islamic upbringing. since the truth was spoon-fed to them. I mean sure, they (should) go through similar phases of questioning and essentially learning their faith, but isn’t it a big leap to read about another faith? Like not many Muslims know much about Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism etc. 

3. Assuming there is some sort of advantage there, will the non-Muslims be punished while considering this?

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3 hours ago, Ejaz said:

:salam:

We often have people (usually atheists) telling us that our geography describes our faith (due to upbringing).

So with this in mind, I have three components to this question:

1. Is a reason why the world is largely non-Muslim is because of the waiting of Imam Mahdi ((عليه السلام))? And the reason why he is still in occultation is due to the lack of true followers?

2. From an Islamic perspective, isn’t there an ‘unfair’ advantage on people born in Muslim families with an Islamic upbringing. since the truth was spoon-fed to them. I mean sure, they (should) go through similar phases of questioning and essentially learning their faith, but isn’t it a big leap to read about another faith? Like not many Muslims know much about Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism etc. 

3. Assuming there is some sort of advantage there, will the non-Muslims be punished while considering this?

1. Why is Gold less than iron in the world ? :grin:

2. That is why Allah (عزّ وجلّ) says that when non-Muslims enter into religion they are as if they have born on the day when they accept Islam.

3. Non-Muslims will be punished only if they do not struggle for learning truth.

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13 hours ago, 3wliya_maryam said:

 

2. What exactly do you mean by unfair? Why should we waste our time learning about polytheistic religions

 

Hi, 3wliya_maryam. What if a polytheistic religion worships the same God you do? What if God reveals Himself differently to one flock of His creation, for His own purposes, than to another? What if the doctrine of the Trinity is just another way of trying to understand the infinite complexity of God? I read this week a sermon by Christian pastor/teacher Alistair Begg. He said this about the triune nature of God...

The “triune nature of God” is one of the most controversial of doctrines. People, nonbelievers, and cult leaders have argued against it for ages. Even believers struggle with it. The simple truth, when it comes to mathematics is that 1 cannot be 3 and 3 cannot be 1. But there’s a secret here. Those laws only apply when you’re dealing with finite entities – finite numbers. But the Bible declares that God is not finite – but infinite. So we have to look at the realm of infinite entities or infinities. What does 1 infinity + 1 infinity +1 infinity equal? 1 infinity! 1 infinity divided by 3 still equals 1 infinity. Thus, the infinity of God plus the infinity of God plus the Infinity of God equals…. The infinity of God. Can we fully understand infinity? No. Nor can we fully comprehend God – and we don’t have to. Rather we just have to believe in Him. For there is no real problem with the tri-unity of God – the only problem is how to open up our hearts, our minds, and our faith to that which is so much bigger.

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1 hour ago, MartyS said:

What does 1 infinity + 1 infinity +1 infinity equal? 1 infinity! 1 infinity divided by 3 still equals 1 infinity. Thus, the infinity of God plus the infinity of God plus the Infinity of God equals….

hi , real infinity only comes by dividing on zero or multiplying to one only & infinite number doesn't divide on any number only a person that doesn't know mathematics can divides infinity on a number & adding or subtracting to infinite number doesn't change anything  .:grin: :einstein:

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2 hours ago, MartyS said:

What does 1 infinity + 1 infinity +1 infinity equal? 1 infinity! 1 infinity divided by 3 still equals 1 infinity. Thus, the infinity of God plus the infinity of God plus the Infinity of God equals….

hi , real infinity only comes by dividing on zero or multiplying to one only & infinite number doesn't divide on any number only a person that doesn't know mathematics can divides infinity on a number.:grin: :einstein:

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21 hours ago, Ejaz said:

Is a reason why the world is largely non-Muslim

 you do not have the authority to decide who is non Muslim.

21 hours ago, Ejaz said:

From an Islamic perspective, isn’t there an ‘unfair’ advantage on people born in Muslim families with an Islamic upbringing. since the truth was spoon-fed to them.

How do you know person born in Muslim family is a Muslim ?

You do not have the authority to decide who is a Muslim.

21 hours ago, Ejaz said:

Assuming there is some sort of advantage there, will the non-Muslims be punished while considering this?

You do not know in the end who will be punished we or them.

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Here's my 500 word essay on the matter:

There will never come a time when the entire world is Muslim, there will always be those who take a different path. Even in 2070 when Muslims are said to outnumber Christians, Muslims will still be the minority. 

I don't think Allah gives ideologically spoonfed people an advantage. If we make no effort to attain taqwa, to be righteous, to remember Him, to avoid hurting and oppressing others, to be just, to use aql' and many other suggestions Allah makes in the Qur'an, then we are no better than a tree stump. He makes it simple for us to attain His favours, so that nobody has an advantage over anyone, Allah's mercy is upon the worlds, not just the Muslims yet we assume we are the only ones who can be morally right in His eyes 

No, Allah does not surely punish people for not having an upper hand, if that was the case then a tribe in a remote South American hillside would be punished for never coming across a Qur'an to follow it and be a Muslim. If a tribesman or woman lived a life where they were good to their parents, gave to the needy in their communities, lived a life of mercy and goodness, why would they be punished when such characteristics are encouraged by Allah? Yet because a person calls themselves a Muslim and lives a life of hate for others, miserliness, laziness and whatnot, somehow Allah either favours such person, has mercy upon them or at the worst puts such person on par with the tribesman... This doesn't make any sense. Also, if a person comes to know only murder and evil spread "in the name of Islam", if that is all they see and are able to get access to from Islam, does this person get punished by Allah for not accepting Islam? Surely not. 

Daesh and other groups that want to sweep across the continents renaming regions might have us think Allah works in such a one dimensional manner, but He doesn't. We are a minority, we always will be and we must never rest on our laurels, not becoming too confident that we are some chosen sect or saved people just because we are Muslim, because being Muslim isn't about the pillars of faith, it is about so much more than that. 

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On 7/17/2019 at 8:24 AM, Ejaz said:

1. Is a reason why the world is largely non-Muslim is because of the waiting of Imam Mahdi ((عليه السلام))? And the reason why he is still in occultation is due to the lack of true followers?

No.  

On 7/17/2019 at 8:24 AM, Ejaz said:

2. From an Islamic perspective, isn’t there an ‘unfair’ advantage on people born in Muslim families with an Islamic upbringing. since the truth was spoon-fed to them. I mean sure, they (should) go through similar phases of questioning and essentially learning their faith, but isn’t it a big leap to read about another faith? Like not many Muslims know much about Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism etc. 

Totally and obviously unfair.  

On 7/17/2019 at 8:24 AM, Ejaz said:

3. Assuming there is some sort of advantage there, will the non-Muslims be punished while considering this?

The typical mindset is that all these poor non-Muslims will be punished if they were idol worshippers or at the very least all the non-Muslims will be deprived of receiving the greatest of rewards in the hereafter.  

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