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(no subject) [Aug. 22nd, 2004|09:27 pm]
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micaela_234
[Current Mood |soresore]
[Current Music |Let It Be- The Beatles]

A Jewish friend of mine wrote this up, and I was wondering what Jews, Christians, and Muslims all thought about it. It is basically her trying to say that Jesus was NOT the Messiah. This is not meant to start arguments or disprove anyone's religion-I see her references and wanted to know if there ARE references to the second coming in other translations of the holy texts, and basically what you thought of this stuff. Seeing as I do not know where I stand on this issue, and I did not write this, I would appreciate if nobody bit my head off. :) So, thanks in advance, I'm looking forward to seeing what y'all have to say.

( I am allowed to say y'all because my Mum is from Misouri, okay? lol )

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The Messiah [Aug. 2nd, 2004|02:23 pm]
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writtenword7
[Current Music |Jesus Walks- Kanye West]

I was wondering, what does Judaism say about the Messiah. What are the qualifications, the signs. What acts are attributed to him. What is he supposed to do and say. I think it would be interesting to Jews, as well as Christians and Muslims, to see who he is supposed to be. While Muslims and Christians both believe Jesus is the Messiah, they have different opinions on who he was. It would be cool to see what the Jewish religion says he is supposed to be.

 

I hope someone will answer my question...

maybe ut will get this community up and running.

Everybody post your questions, anything at all!

 

Salaam/Shalom/Peace

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A Good Story 4 Every1! [Jun. 17th, 2004|03:15 am]
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writtenword7
[Current Mood |touchedtouched]

The children of Israel once said to Moses : O Moses we want to invite our Lord to a meal. Speak to God so that He may accept our invitation!
Moses angerily replied : Don't you know that God is beyond the need for food? But when Moses ascended to Mount Sinai God said to him: Why did you not inform me of the invitation? My servants had invited me, tell them I shall come to their feast on Friday evening.

Moses told the people and everyone began making great preparations for the day. On Friday evening an old man arrived weary from a long journey. I am so hungry, he said to Moses. Please give me something to eat. Moses said : Be patient. The Lord of all worlds is coming. Take this jug and fetch some water. You can also help serve. The old man brought water and again asked for food , but no one would feed him before the Lord arrived. It got later and later and finally everyone began criticizing Moses for misleading them.

Moses climbed Mount Sinai and said : My Lord I have been put to shame before everyone because you did not come as you promised you would. God replied: I did come. I actually approached you myself , but when I told you that I was hungry, you sent me to fetch water. I asked again but was sent away to serve. Neither you nor your people were able to welcome me with honor.

My Lord an old man came and asked me for food. But he was a mere mortal.

I was together with the servant of mine. To have honored him would have been to honor me. All of the heavens are too small to contain me but not the hearts of my servants. To care for them is to care for me.
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Prophecy about Muhammad in The Bible [May. 17th, 2004|08:24 pm]
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writtenword7

Deuteronomy 18:15
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him.

Deuteronomy 18:16
"This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.'

Deuteronomy 18:17
"The LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well.

Deuteronomy 18:18
'I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.

 

1) There are no 2 prophets who are more alike then Moses and Muhammad

2) The countrymen, or brethren of the israelites, are the ishmaelites, the arabs

3) The Angel Gabriel (MABPWH) put the Words of God into the mouth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and he spoke as he was commanded

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(no subject) [May. 17th, 2004|08:08 pm]
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writtenword7

Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?''
So He (Jesus) said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.'' (Mt 19.16-17; also Mk 10.18, Lk 18.19)

Jesus says here that he is not divine (good), and that only God is "Good."

...any questions?

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aBUSE IN iRAQ [May. 7th, 2004|05:51 pm]
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writtenword7

I'm really pissed about the Iraqi Abuse Photos that were shown on CBS. I don't know who the guys were, if they were terrorists or not. If so maybe they deserved it, but I know that not all of them were. Or it's possible that they weren't. Eitherway, it's total hipocracy of the American Military, for being upset the mistreatment of American POWs, and then abusing Iraqi detainees! I hate wars.


These are the pictures that were aired on CBS


This is the from CBSNews.com



A badly beaten Iraqi appears dead in this photo from Abu Ghraib. The military is investigating at least 14 prisoner deaths in U.S. custody in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, there are "some deaths" at Abu Ghraib being probed. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes II)



A hooded prisoner stands on a box with wires attached to his hands. The prisoner was allegedly told that if he fell off the box, he would be electrocuted, although the wires were not really connected to a power supply. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes II)



Two naked detainees at Abu Ghraib are forced to simulate a sex act. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes II)



England and Graner give the thumbs-up behind a group of Iraqi prisoners stacked in a pile. Six military police face charges that may lead to courts-martial as a result of the abuse scandal; seven more have been disciplined administratively. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes II)



Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Chip Frederick poses for a photograph by sitting on top of a detainee. Frederick, 37, of the 372nd Military Police Company, was the senior enlisted soldier at Abu Ghraib prison between October and December of 2003, when the abuses are alleged to have occurred. He has been recommended for court-martial on criminal charges. (Photo: CBS/60 Minutes II)


 


 


AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM WA RAMATULLAH WA BARAKATUH

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Human Rights [Apr. 6th, 2004|04:47 pm]
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writtenword7
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Here is something I got from http://www.iad.org/intro/intro.html. It's a really good introduction to Islam and covers the basic issues. This was something I wanted to bring up for discussion. Human rights is very important in Islam. Today, with all the media propaganda against Muslims, itis important to remember the truth.
 
So read this post and tell me what you think...
 
 
BISMILLAH HIR-RAHMAN NIR-RAHEEM
In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
 
 
Human Rights
 

Islam has been from its inception very concerned with issues of human rights. Privacy, freedom, dignity and equality are guaranteed in Islam. The holy Qur'an states clearly:

"There is no compulsion in religion."
And there are no reliable reports to confirm the old accusations that when the Muslim armies were expanding into Asia, Africa and Europe the people were put to the sword if they failed to convert to Islam. The best proof is that not only did the Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians and Hindus in those areas not perish or otherwise disappear, they actually flourished as protected minority communities, and many individuals rose to prominent positions in the arts, sciences, even in government.

The lives,property and privacy of all citizens in an Islamic state are considered sacred, whether or not the person is Muslim. Non-Muslims have freedom of worship and the practice of their religions, including their own family law and religious courts. They are obliged to pay a different tax (Jizyah) instead of the Zakah, and the state is obligated to provide both protection and government services. Before the modern era it was extremely rare to find a state or government anywhere in the world that was as solicitous of its minorities and their civil rights as the Islamic states.

In no other religion did women receive such a degree of legal and moral equality and personal respect. Moreover, racism and tribalism are incompatible with Islam, for the Qur'an speaks of human equality in the following terms:

"Mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in God's sight is the greatest of you in piety."

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I hope this was helpful. Please post your comments and start a dialogue on the this topic. Peace be unto all!

Salaam.

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Welcome [Apr. 6th, 2004|03:29 am]
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writtenword7

Welcome, everyone, to The People of The Book. This is a community for all religions, particularly Jews, Christians, and Muslims, to discuss religion. I am a Muslim that was raised by Jewish and Christian parents, so I have a background in each faith.

I hope you all enjoy this community!

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