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Subject: [bangla-vision] Dawah to Non-Muslims Lecture 030 : Former Christian Priests and Missionaries who have Embraced Islam
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Former Christian Priests and Missionaries who have Embraced Islam
... you will certainly find the nearest in friendship to those who believe (to be) those who say: We are Christians; this is because there are Priests and Monks among them and because they do not behave proudly. And when they hear what has been revealed to the messenger you will see their eyes overflowing with tears on account of the truth that they recognize; they say: Our Lord! we believe, so write us down with the witnesses (of truth). (Al_Quraan_005.082-083)
Below are just few for a Clear Proof. List could be in millions from the beginning of Islaam.
Formerly Kenneth L. Jenkins, minister and elder of the Pentecostal Church. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Dr. Jerald F. Dirks
Former minister (deacon) of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Master's degree in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Denver. Author of The Cross and the Crescent: An Interfaith Dialogue between Christianity and Islam (ISBN 1-59008-002-5 - Amana Publications, 2001). He has published over 60 articles in the field of clinical psychology, and over 150 articles on Arabian horses. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Former Archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
14th century CE Majorcan priest and scholar. From his book 'The Gift to the Intelligent for Refuting the Arguments of the Christians'. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Khadijah "Sue" Watson
Former pastor, missionary, professor. Master's degree in Divinity. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Philobus Former Egyptian Coptic priest and missionary. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Martin John Mwaipopo
Former Lutheran Archbishop. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Raphael Narbaez, Jr.
Former Jehovah's Witness Minister. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Former Catholic priest. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Dr. Gary Miller
Former missionary. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Delegation of Priests Convert to Islam at Climax of Muslim-Christian Dialogue The remarkable outcome of a dialogue between Muslim scholars and Christian priests.
[In 1980, between the 1st and 7th of December, a groundbreaking dialogue was held in Khartoum, Sudan, between Muslim scholars and Christian priests. Over several sessions this distinguished group of theologians discussed topics that go to the heart of the Islamic and Christian faiths, including Monotheism, Trinity, the Qur'an, and the Bible. At the climax of this dialogue, Father James Bakheet Sulayman, President of the Christian Mission and head of the Christian delegation, declares that he, along with the rest of the Christian priests, have decided to embrace Islam. What follows is an extract from a book that chronicles this remarkable event. – Editor]. Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Dr. M.H. Durrani
Formerly Senior Chaplain at St. Mary's Church (Anglican) in Quetta, Pakistan. Doctorate in Theology (Th.D.). Ref. http://thetruereligion.org
Yusuf Estes, former Christian, & Federal Prison Chaplain. Ref. http://www.islamtomorrow.com
Steve Rockwell student of Sheikh Ahmed Deedat
Former Catholic priest. Ref. http://www.calloftheminaret.com
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Some Islaamic prayers are very simpler to the Christian prayer
The Fateha [The Opening]
The Quraan 1:1-7
The Lord's Prayer
Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, the Compassionate, the Merciful. King of the Day of Reckoning.
Our Father who art in heaven,
Thee only do we worship and of Thee only do we ask aid.
Thy Kingdom come.
Guide us unto the right path -
Give us this day our daily bread.
|Prayer is a means of communicating with God; God hears prayers and sometimes grants requests.||Prayer is a means of communicating with God; God hears prayers and sometimes grants requests.|
|Special congregational service of worship (Salaat) once per week on Friday, in a mosque, is an obligation (in addition to five times a day obligatory service of worship (Salaat) - also preferably in congregation.)||Congregational worship at church once per week on Sunday is an obligation.|
|Charity and relieving the suffering of others carries spiritual rewards.||Charity and relieving the suffering of others carries spiritual rewards.|
|Certain standard prayers exist.||Certain standard prayers exist.|
|Fasting and similar ascetic practices for religious purposes carries spiritual rewards.||Fasting or depriving oneself for religious purposes carries spiritual rewards.|
|Pilgrimage (hajj) is obligatory.||Pilgrimage still exists, but is not obligatory|
|Celebrate the advent and birth of the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) on the 12th Rabi Awwal (Islaamic calendar date)||Celebrate the advent and birth of Jesus Christ, Dec. 25. This is known as Christmas.|
About the 10 Commandments :Quraan
About the 10 Commandments:
The Lord said to Moses, "Come up to Me on the mountain and stay here, and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and commands I have written for their instruction."
He declared to you His covenant, the Ten Commandments, which He commanded you to follow and then wrote them on two stone tablets.
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him . . .
Quraan 2:163; 2:255; 3:2; 3:6; 3:18; 3:62; 4:87; 5:73; 6:102; 6:106; 7:59; 7:65; 7:73; 7:85; 7:158; 9:31; 9:129; 10;90; 11:14; 11:40; 11:61; 11:84; 13:30; 16:02; 18:110; 20:8: 20:14; 20:98; 21:25; 21:87; 23:23; 23:32; 23:116; 27:26; 28:38; 28:70; 28:88; 35:3; 37:035; 38:65; 39:6; 40:3; 40:62; 40:65; 44:8; 47:19; 64:13; 73:9
La illa ha illa Allah [there is none worthy of worship but God]
|Exodus 20:3 |
You shall have no other gods before Me
|Quraan 22:12 |
They call on such deities, besides Allah, as can neither hurt nor profit them: that is straying far indeed (from the Way)!
Quraan 22 [Athar Husain translation condensed version ]
Avoid filthy rites associated with idols and also false invocations, remaining firm in faith towards God, without associating anyone with Him. And whosoever associates aught with God, it is as if he has fallen from on high and the birds snatch him away or the wind blows him to a distant place.
|Exodus 20:4 |
You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.
|Quraan 7:180 |
And Allah's are the best names, therefore call on Him thereby, and leave alone those who violate the sanctity of His names; they shall be requited for what they did.
|Exodus 20:7 |
You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, [i.e. in an irreverent or disrespectful manner] for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
|Quraan 16:124 |
The Sabbath was only made (strict) for those who disagreed (as to its observance); But Allah will judge between them on the Day of Judgement, as to their differences.
And for their covenant we raised over them (the towering height) of Mount (Sinai); and (on another occasion) We said: "Enter the gate with humility"; and (once again) We commanded them: "Transgress not in the matter of the Sabbath." And We took from them a solemn covenant.
|Exodus 20:8-11 |
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
|Quraan 17:23 |
Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour.
Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gave you.
Nor take life which Allah has made sacred . . .
You shall not kill
|Quraan 17:32 |
Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).
You shall not commit Adultery
|Quraan 60:12 |
O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter; then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
[Note: This applies to men as well as women.
The Quraan ordains severe punishment for theft 5:41,42]
And do not eat up unjustly the property of each other among yourselves nor convey their cases to the authorities for devouring unlawfully some portion of the property of the people knowingly.
[Commentary by Mufti Shah Ahmad Raza Khan -- this prohibition covers the acquisition of property by all unlawful means, such as theft, robbery, gambling, bribery, backbiting, giving false evidence, and all such other means as bringing a false claim against another or wrongfully influencing authorities to obtain unlawful benefits as a consequence]
You shall not steal.
|Quraan 2:42 |
And cover not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth when ye know (what it is).
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
And in no wise covet those things in which Allah Hath bestowed His gifts more freely on some of you than on others . . .
|Exodus 20:17 |
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or
his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Mission to save the whole world from Disasters
Allah is One <---> Quraan is One <---> Siraat_al_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method
Quraan is full of Wisdom (Al_Quraan_036.002)
Quraan is a Light and to see a light, you don't need any other light.
Quraan is Free from any Error or Contradictions.
when the Quraan is recited, then listen to it and remain silent, that mercy may be shown to you. (Al_Quraan_007.204)
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