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Old 01-18-2015, 06:11 PM
 
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As a convert from Christianity?
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:42 AM
 
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"How do I get closer to allah"

By drawing a cartoon of Muhammad!
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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How Do I Get Closer to Allah
As a convert from Christianity?

Allah says in the Holy Quran

186 And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near;
I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me,
so they should answer My call and believe in Me that they may walk in the right way.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said:

“Allah says:

‘I am as My slave thinks I am, and I am with him when he remembers Me.
If he remembers me to himself, I remember him to Myself;
if he remembers Me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than it;
if he draws near to Me a handspan, I draw near to him an arm’s length;
if he draws near to me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length;
if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.”
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: In Thy presence is fulness of joy... Psa 16:11
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According to the writing, Allah is ever-increasingly Transcendent. Simply put, you can just get so close, but yet remain so far away.
The Quran teaches that Allah has no substance, nor can he be claimed to have substance. He is not a Person, nor even a spirit. So...what is he?
Allah does not provide forgiveness and reconciliation for a person's sin. How do followers of Allah deal with the guilt of their sin?
Allah was not known to man since the beginning of the world. While a god named Allah was worshiped locally in Arabia, he wasn't known elsewhere until Mohammad. How can he be the one true god?
We hold that the true Almighty God spanned the gap created by sin through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus took upon Himself the punishment for the sins of the world. All who rely on Him to cleanse them from sin and give them a new life will receive it, and become new creations.
The one eternal, Triune Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) made all things, and continues to be Lord over all. At His perfect timing, the end of this present age will cease, and He will judge the wicked. Those belonging to Him will have joy forever in the Home He has been building for 2000 years.
This Home is a place of acceptance, love, purity, and peace...open to all who will forsake sin and follow the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity and truth.
You can get close to this God. He is real. He is Spirit. He is a Person...knowable; close; compassionate.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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Get closer by
1) Being a good person
2) Being good to your family and kinship and neighbor
3) Do good deeds while remembering it is for Allah you are doing them by remembering the blessing he has provided for you & thanking him. Also asking for forgiveness from him for any wrongdoing.
4) Following the 5 pillers
a) Offering the 5 prayers & using that time to reflect on life miracle
b) Reading/studying his book
c) fasting not just during Ramadan but you can fast any time of the year.
d) giving charity and helping the poor


.... the list goes on
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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I've heard martyrdom is a direct ticket to paradise.
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I've heard martyrdom is a direct ticket to paradise.


Now what is Martyrdom? That does not mean blowing yourself up along with a bunch of non-Muslims, which would actually lead to immediate hellfire

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When one is constantly engaged in and strives one’s utmost to further the Cause of Allah Subhanah, and it is his intention and humble prayer unto his Lord Most Gracious that his life be taken or sacrificed in the Cause of Allah Subhanah, and thus chosen as a martyr by the Lord…..even if the life of such a person is cut short by a natural calamity or a deadly disease, then it is expected that the Lord Most Gracious will include such amongst His believing servants as martyrs.

But if one denies Allah, and/or is negligent in performing his obligatory duties unto his Lord Creator, and/or lives his life preferring the luxuries of this world in preference to the Hereafter…..and this person never wished or hoped, leave alone strived that his life be spent furthering the Cause of Allah….then regardless of when, how, and where death approaches such a person….even if he dies in a natural calamity or from a deadly disease, such a person will have no rank worthy of mention in the Presence of the Lord All-Knowing, All-Just.
Different type of martyrs. | Islamhelpline
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:46 PM
 
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As a convert from Christianity?
The best way is to convert back to Christianity. Islam is a dead religion that simply draws you farther away from God by putting up thousands of man made barriers between you and him.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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The best way is to convert back to Christianity. Islam is a dead religion that simply draws you farther away from God by putting up thousands of man made barriers between you and him.

Islam is totally between the individual and God, with no intermediaries. It is a pure simple agreement between the individual and God. Nothing else required.

To be a Muslim one need only believe through personal Knowledge and of their own free will, that there is only one God who has no associates, equals or progeny and that Muhammad is his Prophet.

One can be a Muslim and never see another Muslim in his entire life. As to be Muslim is strictly between the person and God(swt). Which is why we say we do not know who is a Muslim because we do not know what is in a persons, heart, thoughts and intentions. that is fully between the individual and Allaah(swt)
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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To be a Muslim one need only believe through personal Knowledge and of their own free will, that there is only one God who has no associates, equals or progeny and that Muhammad is his Prophet.
I thought it was that Mohammed was his LAST prophet. Isn't that an important part of it?
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