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From: 877-Why-Islam <email@example.com> Subject: Monthly e-Newsletter: Jesus, Christianity and Islam To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Muslims respect and venerate Jesus Christ. They consider him to be one of God's greatest messengers to humankind. The Qur'an re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation.
In this edition, you will find an introduction of Islam's view on Jesus (upon him be peace) and Christianity.
Christianity and Islam, In Dialogues Concerning, Jesus Christ the Messiah
Jesus is one of the greatest persons ever to have walked the earth. Two world faiths hold him in high regard. Islam holds him to be God's Messiah, Prophet, and Righteous Servant. Christianity holds him to be all of the above and even more.
Christianity and Islam are the two largest religions in the world having estimated populations of 2.1 and 1.5 billion adherents, respectively. These two great world religions have many similarities with each other. In fact, Islam is the only religion after Christianity that accepts the miraculous birth of Jesus (peace be upon him) and has a high level of respect for him and his mother, Mary - a virtuous and chaste women after whom a whole chapter of the Quran is titled (Chapter 19). There are also differences with respect to the status of Jesus (peace be upon him) and the concept of God, as currently practiced.
During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against the Prophet Muhammad (p). However, with the birth of the modern age, marked with religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a great change in the approach of Western authors in their delineation of his life and character.
The West, however, has yet to go a step forward Read more
Morality and Ethics in Islam
Islam as a comprehensive way of life encompasses a complete moral system that is an important aspect of its world-view. We live in an age where good and evil are often looked at as relative concepts. Islam however, holds that moral positions are not relative, and instead, defines a universal standard by which actions may be deemed moral or immoral
Islam's moral system is striking in that it not only defines morality, but also guides the human race in how to achieve it, at both an individual as well as a collective level. Read more
How to end Racism
How can it end? Only understanding and education can end racism.
People must realise that God created all humans from one couple. The entire human race is therefore one large extended family.
"and when the angels said: 'O Mary! Indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. O Mary! Be obedient to your Lord, prostrate yourself and bow with those who bow (in prayer)'." [Quran 3:42-43]
"Indeed the likeness of Jesus before Allah is that of Adam. He created him from dust, then said to him: Be! And he is." [Quran 3:59]
Quotes from Muhammad (PBUH)
"The truthful and trusty businessman is associated with the prophets, the saints, and the martyrs."
"God does not judge according to your bodies and appearances but He scans your hearts and looks into your deeds."
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