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Islam is the Way
4/16/2007 8:10:19 PM
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According to experts some 25,000 Americans are converting to Islam every year. And are not even using the word 'convert' but rather 'revert' as every child is born in a state of 'fitra' and therefore submitting to the natural laws of God, the Creator, is the way of return to their natural state.
The attractions these new adherents find in the tenets of Islam are many and each find in Islam (which basically means submission to the one true God) exactly what they were looking for all along: spiritual discipline and steadiness in their lives, clear answers to important questions, personal satisfaction and happiness, while others are given a new lease of life, direction and purpose.
Moreover, what many devout Christians and Jews find in the sparkling pages of the Qur'an is that they can still love and respect their beloved personalities, Jesus, Moses, Abraham, etc. and that by adding Muhammad to their list of great personalities neither diminishes their love for God and his other Prophets nor makes them lesser citizens.
Rather Muhammad's great persona only adds to their love of God and everything they had always held dear in terms of morality, love for our follow man, charity and compassion.
As they delve deeper into the Qur'an's miraculous status, the fact that man was this last time spared the sin of tempering with God's Words, adds to their gratitdue for having been guided; creating in them a keen desire to share this new found knowledge.
What's also important to note is that these 'reverts' come from a wide spectrum of American society, academics, professionals, free liberal thinking men and women, devout Christians; some having studied theology in the Vatican and graduated as priests.
There are also the many honest Jews whose knowledge of scripture and devotion to God places them in a position that affords them to look at the Quran critically and see for themselves that what's before them is indeed exactly what the other Prophets taught...Remove the man-made temperings, and voila', they find in the pages of Quran not only Muhammad talking, but also Jesus talking, Moses talking, David talking, Solomon talking, Abraham talking and all of them saying:
God is One. Be sincere. Respect your spirituality. Don't lie. Don't cheat. Be the best you can be. God is not in need of you. Rather it's you who is in need. Don't deny yourselves of the love of your Creator. It's to Him you cry when in trouble. God has created you and showed you the two ways. Choose the right way. Abuse not your free will. Choose right. Satan is your enemy. Take him for what he is. He is your Enemy. Beware!
In the beautiful pages of the Quran, your Creator says: After Muhammad there shall come no more prophets to you, but you have my message in the Quran. The Prophets had all given their message and they are all with Me. You too shall join me soon and I await your arrival.
"This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion"
(Quran: Chapter: 5 Verse 3 )
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