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Ejaz

Christians, Jews, Hindus are Muslims?

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Salaam Alaykum 

I was listening to the below lecture by respected Dr.. Sekaleshfar, and what I derived (I could be wrong) is that the words Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu are all only labels and that people could be raised as different religions in the Day of Resurrections.

So my question is how can a "Christian" or "Hindu" (by name) be Muslim if they do not accept the kalma (LailahaillaAllah Muhammadar rasoolullah). Even if they accept that "there is no one worthy of worship except God" (the first part) how will they accept "Muhammad is the messenger of God" (the second part) when they are following 'Isa ibn Maryam (عليه السلام) or Krishna and not Muhammad Ibn Abdullah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). They may have not even heard of him (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)!

Wsalam

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2 hours ago, Ejaz said:

So my question is how can a "Christian" or "Hindu" (by name) be Muslim if they do not accept the kalma (LailahaillaAllah Muhammadar rasoolullah).

When it comes to questions of this nature, I always refer back to a saying of Imam Ali (عليه السلام)...

https://www.al-Islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-2-letters-and-sayings/letter-53-order-malik-al-ashtar

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"Remember, Maalik, that amongst your subjects there are two kinds of people: those who have the same religion as you have; they are brothers to you, and those who have religions other than that of yours, they are human beings like you. Men of either category suffer from the same weaknesses and disabilities that human beings are inclined to, they commit sins, indulge in vices either intentionally or foolishly and unintentionally without realizing the enormity of their deeds. Let your mercy and compassion come to their rescue and help in the same way and to the same extent that you expect Allah to show mercy and forgiveness to you".

Also, remember that we often conflate the term "Muslim" as a follower of Islam. In actuality, the term "Muslim" means "The one who submits to the will of God", so based on that definition Muslim doesnt mean "a follower of Islam" only.

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Ws,

Christians, Jews, Hindus are Muslim?

No! Is the answer.

 

Christians are Christians

Jews are Jews

Hindus are Hindus

Muslims are Muslims.

 

To keep is simple. Christians, Jews and Muslims are people of the book. So, yes, we are similar from that perspective.

 

In regards to Hindus, well, even Christians are scratching their heads, perplexed, confused, " how..how many Gods?" Lol 

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23 hours ago, eThErEaL said:

so, if one is a Hindu, he can be a Muslim inasmuch as he recognizes this Absolute Truth and has given himself absolutely to It.  If this Hindu is Sincere and Virtuous he is a Muslim.  Most outwardly practicing “Muslims” criticize Hindus for being idol worshipping and not knowing Tawhid.  But, this criticism is either based on ignorance of the Hindu religion, or is based on their own limited understanding of their very own religion.  It is usually the latter.  Most of those who criticize are not themselves sincere and do not have true recognition of God.  

This is potentially very problematic from a real-world perspective.

There is a lot of pressure on certain groups of Indian Muslims to convert/revert to Hinduism. The argument that actually it's the same thing would simply aid that process and it's not one we would agree with.

 

 

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