A Muslim replied to The Answer to Islam:
Shaloom Mr Cohen.
Our creator has opened many doors to enter through to seek his glory.We all choose our own paths so saying one is better than the other creates enough conflict in a world which is already in turmoil.
Let us learn to respect the differences and build bridges upon what we agree upon. The devil is hard at work trying to stimulate hate ! If you choose to follow that path then please take our organization of your list. We are looking to partner with those who’s spirits are filled with the intention of developing a positive relationship.
I am Hassan Abdul-Kareem President of the Arizona Chapter.
Let us all learn to pray for truth ,love,and understanding
We are one with the Creator, and now speak to you on His behalf. We are the messengers Muhammad was not, but only claimed to be. We do not enter a door to seek God’s glory. We have entered and now are partakers of His glory, a glory you do not and cannot perceive, not having entered.
While many have chosen their paths, as you say, they have chosen wrong paths, even as Muhammad said that men do, though he was guilty with them. It is up to God to show the right path. There is only one, and men, left to their devices, choose the wrong every time, as have you.
You greet Paul with “Shalom.” However, when we read the Koran, we see that the Muslim ultimate goal and concept of peace is that all eventually become Muslims, subject to the teachings of the Koran and Muhammad. Refusing to do so necessitates slavery or death. If you call yourself a Muslim, it must necessarily follow that you accept the Koran as a book of God and Muhammad as God’s messenger. Clearly, it is Muhammad that calls for the subjugation of all peoples to Allah. The Muhammad of the Koran certainly would not accept your claim that “Our creator has opened many doors to enter through to seek his glory.”
You cannot have it both ways. Either you are a peaceful man under the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus Christ, believing Him Who said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man can come to the Father but by Me,” or you are a Muslim, true to the Koran and Muhammad, in which case, to be true, you are at war with us and all those who do not accept the Koran as the Word of God or Muhammad as His prophet. How contradictory can one possibly get, Hassan? Not much more. You speak of respecting differences. You propose to mix oil with water. Tell me, do fire and water “respect” each other? Must I tell you that they do not mix?
Muslims claim to believe that Jesus Christ was a prophet. Why then do you, who call yourself a Muslim, not believe Him as the prophet Muslims say He is? He said, “I am the Door.” He shed His blood for you, in order to be that Door. His disciples have done the same for you. Muhammad shed the blood of others, including the blood of true disciples of God. What a difference! And you call Islam a door to God? It is a door to Hell, but not to Heaven. The truth is that if you reject Jesus Christ, you reject all those who are His, and you, in effect, denounce Him as a liar, refusing His claims, when you call yourself a Muslim. Furthermore, Jesus Christ was more than a prophet, Hassan; He is God. He had to be. Only God can overcome death, which Jesus Christ did. You cannot be at peace with Him while rejecting or disbelieving Him. You cannot be at peace with us while opposing God, if we are His.
So why do you accuse us of creating division when we tell you the truth? Why do you call yourself a follower of Muhammad (Muslim) if you do not believe what he commands? How can you say you respect another religion when calling yourself by the name of a religion that has no tolerance whatsoever for any other?
Hassan, either you are a liar, or you are an ignorant fool. We write and speak to identify the powers of darkness, to shine the light in darkness, to speak the truth, which Jesus Christ is, and which, He said, if you know the Truth, the Truth would make you free.
Yes, you are right. We do divide. We make a difference between good and evil. We divide light from darkness, and darkness from light, but we unite all those who are willing to come out of darkness into the light, where they can have the true, abiding, substantial peace, and not the polite, empty one you wish upon us.
Read the paper we sent you, which apparently you have not red. How can you honestly and reasonably argue with it? However, if you wish to remain in your sins, then remain there and perish. We offer you a much better way, and we will not kill you if you refuse, or make you a slave, contrary to what the Koran and Muhammad not only suggest, but dictate.
Knowing true peace by the cross of Christ and His resurrection from the dead, both of which the Koran denies and calls falsehood,
When I sought God, for the truth and not for glory, He did not send me to Muhammad and the Koran, but drew me to Jesus Christ and the Scriptures. I would have been willing to hear from Muhammad, had God told me to listen to him. God did not. He told me to listen to Jesus Christ, the One Whom He has glorified in the sight of all mankind.
As a Jew I was taught that Jesus Christ was not the Messiah or Savior, much the same as you have been taught. You have been taught, as have many of the Jews, that you can be good enough to be accepted by God. That is not the testimony of God through His prophets, however, or through Moses who gave us His Law. That is why Jesus Christ was sent to fulfill the Passover and to make the way to God that was not possible, possible through His blood.
The Koran denies these things, to the hurt of all those that believe and follow it. Thus have we spoken to you, that you might believe and know the truth, to be set free from the lies and chains of darkness.
Allah and Muhammad and their lies in the Koran are no match for God Almighty, the Lord Jesus Christ, the One Who raised Himself from the dead. One such lie of Islam is that Jesus Christ was a prophet sent only to the Jews. But here is what God said of Christ:
“ It is not enough for One Who is My servant to put the tribes of Jacob again in their place, and to get back those of Israel who have been sent away: My purpose is to give You as a light to the nations, so that You may be My salvation to the end of the earth” (Isaiah 49:6 BBE).
Christ is your Savior, too, Hassan. In Him only, the Prince of Peace, is peace found. We speak to you in Him that is the Peace of God, but if you are for the war of Muhammad, Allah, and Islam, then so be it. Should we who are in the Peace of God not hate the paths of the destroyer, and contend against them? Therein shall you fall. Better you should fall on Him, than He should fall on you.
“Why have the nations raged and the peoples are meditating on vanity? The kings of the earth set themselves; yea, the rulers have plotted together against Jehovah and His Anointed, saying, We will break their bands in two, and throw off their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall mock at them. Then He will speak to them in His anger, and He will terrify them in His wrath; Yea, I have set My king on My holy mount on Zion. I will declare concerning the statute of Jehovah: He said to Me, You are My Son. Today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give the nations as Your inheritance; and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Now, then, be wise, O kings; be taught, O judges of the earth: Serve Jehovah with fear; yea, rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Oh the blessings of all those who flee to Him for refuge!” (Psalms 2:1-12 LITV)
To you who calls name
I shall not argue with a person like you ,I have my way and you have yours. I will not call you a fool or a liar. I wish you the best in your path of whichh I will not Change mine.
I bid you and the other name calling gentlemen farwell
Hassan, there was no “name calling,” as you categorize our addressing realistically and honestly where you stand spiritually and intellectually. If you know the claims of the Koran, then all you say to us is a lie, but if you do not know the claims of the Koran, as do many Muslims, who also live (and die) to fulfill them, then you are ignorant. Ignorance is very common. We are all ignorant about something.
Now, if you speak in ignorance, presuming to know something, or speaking as though you do, when you do not, is that not the conduct and essence of a fool? I have not used those words loosely, neither have I used them to deprecate or belittle. I have used them realistically, without enmity, without ill will. Truly, I have used them for Truth’s sake and for yours.
Don’t give me platitudes or words that have a mere appearance of virtue but have no substance. If you can read our paper and give us honest, sincere answers, with knowledge and facts, we will surely listen. Publish to all on your mailing list.
However, the truth will be recognized (if you are honest with yourself, others, and us) that you know we are right and that you are wrong. You and your friends simply cannot back up your philosophy you presume to be so noble and virtuous, and that is why you cut short your correspondence with us. Is that not so? Your position is empty and vain, which is what false religion is ever about, be it Islam or false Christianity, practiced by the vast majority of mankind. Be informed and warned: such leads to death and shame, never life and glory. We come to give the True Religion, that is, worship of the Lord Jesus Christ, Very God, Who lives.
Ready to be corrected and ready to correct because corrected,
We have been in conversation with a Muslim from overseas about the faith in Christ. He wished to give us “the other point of view,” and wrote accordingly about the Islamic belief that God has no Son, and rather that Jesus is a prophet that will appear with God in the judgment, but Muhammad is the last prophet that speaks to us all today.
One of the purposes of this paper is to discover the contents of the Koran to all, and to expose its spirit and essence. Perhaps as importantly, we want those who call themselves moderate Muslims to know what they are calling themselves and to what they are committing themselves when calling themselves "surrendered ones."
We have some new correspondence to share with you as a result of responses we received to The Answer to Islam. This writing, or should I say the presence of this writing (as none have directly answered it), has elicited various objections to our characterization of what constitutes a true Muslim according to the Koran. While none has credibly answered the specific content and questions posed in our writing, other spurious lines of reasoning have been tossed out in hopes of drowning out the truth with sufficient noise.