few notesBelinda wrote: ↑Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:24 am
Human sympathy and rational justice as demonstrated in the social welfare laws of Islam is also shown to be characteristic of Jesus. Islam is better in that it is more specific. It's unfortunate that it's so difficult to separate the social welfare enshrined in the great religions from the authoritarianism of the creeds in their entirety.
However, liberal Christianity has given birth to Humanism, which agrees that usury and gambling are evils. It's doubtful if Islam could survive if it became liberalised; Islam , much more than liberal Christianity ,depends upon a book of rules and mandated praxis.
Can Islam as a political force possibly be democratic?
Jesus(pbuh) is mentioned in Qur'an as the Messenger and Representative of God, like Muhammad (pbuh), and the religion and lifestyle which Jesus preached was Islam, not Christianity.. So, we don't ever argue against Jesus, what we argue is the Concept of Trinity, Son of God, is completely alien to original Monotheism of Abraham.
Islam did not start with Muhammad (pbuh), it became Complete with Him. All prophets from Adam to Muhammad preached the same religion, which is Islam. Those Harams that we have in Islam, like usury, gambling were already Haram with Jesus. You're right Islam is more specific, that's because Islam was Completed. Reason why Qur'an wasn't revealed from the beginning of Humanity is within God's Wisdom. Human society was still in its infancy, that's why such detailed revelation like Qur'an wasn't needed at the time of Adam. As the human society grew and became Globalized, God Almighty sent His Final most detailed Revelation with his Final and most authoritative Messenger. Muhammad (pbuh) is Universal Messenger, sent to All Humanity, that's why You and every other Human being has the obligation to Obey and follow Him. Jesus(pbuh) himself Obeys and Follows Muhammad (pbuh), as stated in prophecy, Jesus(pbuh) will descend from Heaven to Damascus and Pray behind Muhammad Al Mahdi.
Islam is Authoritarian because God has Full Authority, So the muslims demand it. Political principle of Islam is to establish Kingdom of God all across the planet. Islam's End Goal is One World Government ruling from World's center- Jerusalem, and that's what Mahdi (AS) and Jesus(pbuh) are set to do
Making Islam liberal and questioning Islam with skepticism, is like Questioning God's revelation and authority, We're not allowed to do that. in the End, it all boils down to FAITH in GOD, do you believe in God and His Messenger ?? you may not, but we do.