True Christians forgive. And Muslims?

I believe in a world where we can all live in peace, where we can debate, not kill over, our differences of faith. But I am disturbed by reports of apparently millions (?) of Muslims who support Al Qaeda or ISIS.

My faith’s founder left himself die. Your faith’s founder liquidated the opposition. My faith grew under the oppression of of the Roman persecution. Your faith expanded by military conquest.

I’m reaching out to my Muslim friends to explain to me why there is so much violence, hatred and killing in Islam?

7 responses to “True Christians forgive. And Muslims?

  1. I am a Muslim, and ‪‎ISIS‬ does not represent me, nor does it represent Islam.ISIS created by U.S., Britain, IsraHELL Zionism, CIA, Mossad and MI6.

    • Thank you for posting this comment, Semra. Stay courageous because these are times that require courage. I so long to join together with Muslims. But right now most of the world problems are due to these radicals. So honestly, I don’t understand. But thanks for commenting.

    • Are there any stories of Muslims forgiving?

      • Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.Surat Al-‘A`raf [7:199]

        And the retribution for an evil act is an evil one like it, but whoever pardons and makes reconciliation – his reward is [due] from Allah . Indeed, He does not like wrongdoers.Surat Ash-Shuraa [42:40]

        O you who have believed, indeed, among your wives and your children are enemies to you, so beware of them. But if you pardon and overlook and forgive – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.Surat At-Taghabun [64:14]

        Abdullah ibn Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was upon the pulpit and he said:Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you.

        Abu Abdullah Al-Khadali (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: I asked Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) about the character of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said:The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was not indecent, he was not obscene, he would not shout in the markets, and he would not respond to an evil deed with an evil deed, but rather he would pardon and overlook.

        Ata ibn Yasar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:I met Abdullah ibn Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) and I said,“Tell me about the description of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, in the Torah.”Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:By Allah, he is described in the Torah with some of what is mention in the Quran: O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a bringer of glad tidings, and to give warning, (33:45) and to guard over the illiterate, for you are My servant and messenger. I have called you a trustworthy man who is neither rude nor loud in the markets, nor does he return evil with evil, but rather he pardons and forgives.

        Qabisa ibn Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said:Whoever does not show mercy will not receive mercy. Whoever does not forgive others will not be forgiven. Whoever does not pardon others will not be pardoned. Whoever does not protect others will not be protected.

  2. Thank you for this post, and the video. I was really moved by Miriam’s story. She has such a good grasp of who Jesus is!

  3. Miriam’s story and song remind me of a story, too long to quote here, from WWII. True Christians always blow our minds – and hearts – by expressing the love and grace of God.

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