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  • v. 3.9 Finland Jan 2016
    v. 3.7 Brazil 2014
    An introduction to Islam, and the Unification view of IslamDP=Divine Principle, the New Revelation by korean Sun Myung Moonhttp://www.unification.net/dp73/
    http://www.unification.net/dp96/
  • Jesus was to come upon this worldwide foundation of preparation, and through his teachings
    he was to bring together Judaism, Hellenism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
    He was to unify all religions and civilizations into one worldwide civilization
    founded upon the Christian Gospel. /DP page 327
    This phenomenal period of preparation for the messiah occurred throughout the civilized world with remarkable coincidence. No adequate explanation has ever been offered for this global phenomenon. In the context of the Principle, however, this period of religious awakening is clearly explained. It is simply God prepating the world for the birth of the true parents and the subsequent expansion of the original ideal. God provided visions of truth and love to Lao Tzu, Confucius, sages in the Vedic tradition, Mahavira, Lord Buddha and Zarathustra, who established lasting religious traditions, and God inspired philosophers, scientists and artists who pioneered new vistas of human knowledge and creativity.
    Daibutsu-staty av Gautama Buddha i Kamakura,Japan.
    Masjid Quba is the first mosque in Islam's history
    Ref:
    http://www.tparents.org/library/unification/books/eup/Eup-3-14.htm
  • Prof. Young Ooon Kim. World Religions
  • Ask Students, do you know what this is!
  • The Kaaba (or Qaaba; Arabic: الكعبة‎ al-Kaʿbah IPA: [ʔælˈkæʕbɐ]; English: The Cube)[1] is a cuboid-shaped building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and is the most sacred site in Islam.[2] The Qur'an states that the Kaaba was constructed byAbraham (Ibrahim in Arabic), and his son Ishmael (Ismaeel in Arabic), after the latter had settled in Arabia.[3] The building has a mosque built around it, theMasjid al-Haram. All Muslims around the world face the Kaaba during prayers, no matter where they are. This is called facing the Qiblah. /Wiki
  • A prayer rug depicting ”Kaba”
  • Jerusalem, centre of “the World” and a Holy place for Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • Prayer, worship of Allah. Muslims must perform salah 5 times a day. Before Salah, Muslims prepare themselves by performing
    Wudu (Ablution) which involves cleaning the hands, face, arms, head and feet.
    SalatTime x5
    Salat-ul-Fajr: Between the first light of dawn and sunrise
    Salat-ul-Zuhr: After Midday
    Salat-ul-Asr: Mid-afternoon
    Salat-ul-Maghrib: Sunset
    Salat-ul-Isha: From one and a half hours after sunset
  • Ramadan in 2013 will start on Tuesday, the 9th of July and will continue for 30 days until Wednesday, the 7th of August.
    Based on sightability in North America, in 2013 Ramadan will start in North America a day later - on Wednesday, the 10th of July.
    Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Monday, the 8th of July.
  • http://communities.um-uk.org/2009/09/24/midrash-and-the-principle/
  • http://communities.um-uk.org/2009/09/24/midrash-and-the-principle/
  • http://communities.um-uk.org/2009/09/24/midrash-and-the-principle/
  • "Re-entrant" or "keyhole" prayer mat, also called aBellini carpet, Anatolia, late 15th to early 16th century. The mat symbolically describes the environment of a mosque, with the entrance (the "keyhole"), and the mihrab (the forward corner) with its hanging mosque lamps. /Wiki
  • Modern prayer rug ca. 5£
  • Music
    Madonna, on her 1994 record Bedtime Stories, sings a song called "Bedtime Story" that discusses achieving a high unconsciousness level. The video for the song shows an ecstatic Sufi ritual with many dervishes dancing, Arabic calligraphy and some other Sufi elements. In her 1998 song "Bittersweet", she recites Rumi's poem by the same name. In her 2001 Drowned World Tour, Madonna sang the song "Secret" showing rituals from many religions, including a Sufi dance.
    Singer/songwriter Loreena McKennitt's record The Mask and Mirror (1994) has a song called "The Mystic's Dream" that is influenced by Sufi music and poetry. The band mewithoutYou has made references to Sufi parables, including the name of their album It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright (2009). Lead singer Aaron Weiss claims this influence comes from his parents, who are both Sufi converts. /Wiki
  • http://archive.upf.org/publications/peacekingonline/8.34.htm
    Sabians, an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south west of the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Ref: http://www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/teach_faq_islam.html
  • Source: Essentials of Unification Principle
    http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/eislam.htm
  • The five cardinal principles of Islam are: (1) Faith in God, His message, and His messengers; (2) Meditation and prayer on the glory, greatness, and the message of God for spiritual growth; (3) Helping others by giving charity; (4) Austerity for self-purification by fasting in the month of Ramadan; and (5) Pilgrimage to the Holy places.
    Compare these with the ten basic teachings of the Bible: (1) Thou shall not kill, (2) Do not lie, (3) Do not steal, (4) Do not commit adultery, (5) Do not covet, (6) Do not divorce your wife, (7) Do for others what you want them to do for you, (8) If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn the other cheek, (9) Love your neighbor as yourself, and (10) Love the Lord with all thy heart.The Ten Commandments of Hinduism according to sage Patanjali (PYS 2.30-2.32), are: (1) Nonviolence, (2) Truthfulness, (3) Non-steal­ing, (4) Celibacy or sense control, (5) Non-greed, (6) Purity of thought, word, and deed, (7) Contentment, (8) Austerity or renuncia­tion, (9) Study of scriptures, and (10) Surrendering to God with faith­ful loving devotion.The Eightfold Noble Path of Buddhism are: Right view, right thought, right speech, right deeds, right livelihood, right effort, right resolve, and right meditation. Abstinence from all evil, performance of good acts, and purification of the mind is the doctrine of Buddha.All Great Masters have given us Truth revealed by the Supreme. Krishna taught us to feel spiritual oneness by seeing divinity in each and everyone. Buddha taught us to purify ourselves and have compassion for all creatures. Christ asked us to love all beings as we love ourselves. Muhammad taught us to submit to the will of God and act like His instruments.In some religions, however, only the members of one’s own sect are considered favorites of God, and others are consid­ered infidels. The Vedas teach not only mere religious tolerance but the acceptance of all other religions and prophets as analogous to one’s own. The Vedas say: Let noble thoughts come to us from everywhere (RV 1.89.01). Different religious teachings are but different ex­pressions of the Supreme. They are to be respected, not regarded as instruments of division. The dignity and welfare of humanity lie in the unity of races and religion (Swami Harihar). True knowledge of relig­ion breaks down all barriers, including the barriers between faiths (Gandhi). Any religion that creates walls of conflict and hatred among people in the name of God is not a religion, but selfish politics in disguise. We have no right to criticize any religion, sect, or cult in any way. Differences in human interpretation of scriptures ¾ the transcendent voice ¾ are due to taking the literal meaning, prejudice, ignorance, taking lines out of context, as well as distortion, misinterpretation, and interpolation with personal selfish motives. Profound Gratitude to http://www.gita-society.com/section2/2_chap_16.htm
  • Google for United Vision (ex. Amazon United Vision )
  • See Remarkable Messages from the Spiritual Real
    www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/SW-World%20Leaders.pdf
    www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/
  • Source:
    www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/english/emuham.htm
  • Source:
    www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/Seminar%20Four%20RL/Four%20Religious%20Founders%203.html#998758
  • Google for United Vision (ex. Amazon United Vision )
  • http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/csg/eng%20CSG%202006/Book%20Five%20-%20Earthly%20Life%20and%20the%20Spirit%20World%20.pdf
  • http://www.euro-tongil.org/swedish/csg/eng%20CSG%202006/Book%20Five%20-%20Earthly%20Life%20and%20the%20Spirit%20World%20.pdf
  • DP & Islam

    1. 1. DP & Islam v 3.9
    2. 2. Jesus Muhammad Ca 600AD Buddha Ca 600 BC LaoTzu Confucius Mahavira/Hinduism Ancient Greece
    3. 3. The Universe is the mirror of God, and the heart of man is the mirror of the Universe. /Ancient Sufi Text
    4. 4. Introduction • All religions are prepared for the 3rd Coming of Adam • Islam talks about The Imam and Mahdi Prof. Young Oon Kim
    5. 5. • For Jews the Messiah is the long-awaited man "anointed of God" to provide the chosen people and the world at large with a just, durable and peaceful social order in accordance with the Torah and God's ultimate purpose for mankind.
    6. 6. • For Jews the Messiah is the long-awaited man "anointed of God" to provide the chosen people and the world at large with a just, durable and peaceful social order in accordance with the Torah and God's ultimate purpose for mankind. • For Christians Jesus was the Messiah (Greek: "Christ") who came to fulfill that hope, teach men the religion of love, serve as an example of what God expects of His children, cleanse them of original sin, joint them toward the kingdom to come wherein God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    7. 7. • Since the first advent did fully accomplish this, traditional Christianity looks forward to the return of the Messiah to complete the restoration of the world.
    8. 8. • Since the first advent did fully accomplish this, traditional Christianity looks forward to the return of the Messiah to complete the restoration of the world. • Like many Christians, not all Muslims expect an end of the world in the immediate future. However, Sunnite doctrine teaches that at some future time, a Mahdi will come to establish the kingdom of God on earth. Shi'ites believe that this Mahdi to come will be the hidden Imam they have long awaited.
    9. 9. • Since the first advent did fully accomplish this, traditional Christianity looks forward to the return of the Messiah to complete the restoration of the world. • Like many Christians, not all Muslims expect an end of the world in the immediate future. However, Sunnite doctrine teaches that at some future time, a Mahdi will come to establish the kingdom of God on earth. Shi'ites believe that this Mahdi to come will be the hidden Imam they have long awaited. • For Muslims the Imam-Mahdi is a figure with a function comparable to that of the Christian Messiah. Thus, like Judaism and Christianity, Islam can be called a messianic faith.
    10. 10. The Kaaba, in Mecca Saudi Arabia, is the center of Islam. Muslims from all over the world gather there to pray in unity. Mecca
    11. 11. Jerusalem Center of Abramic Religions Christianity C Judaism C Islam
    12. 12. 1. The Quran is the source of Allah's revelations to humanity, transmitted through his messenger, Muhammad. 2. The Hadith is not considered a direct source of revelation; instead, it is supposed to contain the records of the traditions, practices and decision of the very earliest Muslim community. Holy Scripture
    13. 13. A pink rose symbolising Muhammad (18th century)
    14. 14. Short background
    15. 15. 1. Belief in God (Allah), the one and only one worthy of all worship (tawhid). 2. Belief in all the Prophets (nabi) and Messengers (rusul) sent by God 3. Belief in the Angels (mala'ika). 4. Belief in the Books (kutub) sent by God (including the Qur’an). 5. Belief in the Day of Judgment (qiyama) and in the Resurrection (life after death). 6. Belief in Destiny (Fate) (qadar).
    16. 16. • Abramic religions = Jewish, Christian, Islam Muslims believe that Allah, God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of life is to worship God. Muslims also believe that Islam is the completed and universal version of a primordial, monotheistic faith revealed at many times and places before, including notably, to the prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus and that previous messages and revelations have been changed and distorted over time. DP same : also Monotheistic also believe in need for new Revelation
    17. 17. • Religious practices include the Five Pillars of Islam, which are five obligatory acts of worship Prayer 5x /day DP : similar full bow
    18. 18. • Five Pillars of Islam The Five Pillars of Islam are five concepts, basic to accepting the religion for Shia Muslims, and five essential practices for Sunni Muslims. According to Shia Islam, the five basic pillars are: 1. Monotheism, God is one and unique. 2. Justice, the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, 3. Fairness 4. Equity 5. Punishment of the breach of said ethics. DP similar : Monotheism Law of Indemnity
    19. 19. • followed by ten subsidiary pillars; 1. Prayer; 5 times/day DP: Prayer 2. Fasting; DP: Fasting 3. Pilgrimage; DP: Cheong Pyeong 4. Alms giving; DP: Tithing (1/3) 5. Struggle; DP: Fight your Fallen Nature 6. Directing others towards good; DP: Witnessing 7. Directing others away from evil; DP: Witnessing 8. One Fifth (20% tax on all earnings after deduction of house-hold and commercial expenses.); 9. Love those who are in the God's path; DP: Live for others 10. Disassociation with those who oppose the God.
    20. 20. Shia Islam
    21. 21. Shi`ite Muslims hold that there are five articles of belief: 1. Tawhīd, the Divine Oneness and Justice of Allah, 2. Nubuwwah, the Prophethood, 3. Qiyamah, the Imamate, Justice, and Judgment Day. The Shi'ite do not believe in complete predestination, or complete free will. They believe that human life is a mixture of free will and predestination.
    22. 22. Shi`ite Muslims hold that there are five articles of belief: 4. Adalah (Justice): The Justice of Allah. 5. Imamah (Leadership): God has appointed specific leaders to lead and guide mankind — a prophet appoints a custodian of the religion before his demise.
    23. 23. The Imam Hussein Shrine in Karbala, Iraq is a holy site for Shia Muslims
    24. 24. Sunni Islam
    25. 25. Five Pillars of Islam are: 1. Shahadah, which is the basic creed of Islam that must be recited under oath with the specific statement: "'ašhadu 'al-la ilaha illa-llahu wa 'ašhadu ‘ anna muhammadan rasulu-llah", or “ I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." This testament is a foundation for all other beliefs and practices in Islam. Muslims must repeat the shahadah in prayer.
    26. 26. Five Pillars of Islam are: 2. Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day.
    27. 27. Five Pillars of Islam are: 2. Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day. 3. Sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. Muslims must not eat or drink (among other things) from dawn to dusk during this month, and must be mindful of other sins.
    28. 28. Five Pillars of Islam are: 2. Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day. 3. Sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. Muslims must not eat or drink (among other things) from dawn to dusk during this month, and must be mindful of other sins. 4. Zakat, or alms-giving, which is giving a fixed portion of accumulated wealth by those who can afford it to help the poor or needy, and also to assist the spread of Islam.
    29. 29. Five Pillars of Islam are: 2. Salah, or ritual prayer, which must be performed five times a day. 3. Sawm, or fasting during the month of Ramadan. Muslims must not eat or drink (among other things) from dawn to dusk during this month, and must be mindful of other sins. 4. Zakat, or alms-giving, which is giving a fixed portion of accumulated wealth by those who can afford it to help the poor or needy, and also to assist the spread of Islam. 5. The Hajj, which is the pilgrimage during the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the city of Mecca. Every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it must make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime.
    30. 30. The Taj Mahal built by Muslim emperor Shah Jahan of the Mughal Empire in Agra, India in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
    31. 31. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God
    32. 32. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God 2. in angels, DP: Believe in God
    33. 33. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God 2. in angels, DP: Believe in God 3. in divinely revealed scripture, DP:Revelation
    34. 34. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God 2. in angels, DP: Believe in God 3. in divinely revealed scripture, DP:Revelation 4. in prophets, DP:Prophets
    35. 35. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God 2. in angels, DP: Believe in God 3. in divinely revealed scripture DP:Revelation 4. in prophets, DP:Prophets 5. in the "Last Day" /end times, DP: Last Days
    36. 36. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: 1. belief in Allah, DP: Believe in God 2. in angels, DP: Believe in God 3. in divinely revealed scripture, DP:Revelation 4. in prophets, DP:Prophets 5. in the "Last Day" /end times, DP: Last Days 6. and in destiny. DP: God 95%+Man 5%
    37. 37. Sunni Muslims hold that there are six articles of belief: belief in Allah, in angels, in divinely revealed scripture, in prophets, in the "Last Day" or end times, and in destiny. Shi`ite Muslims hold that there are five articles of belief: the Divine Oneness and Justice, the Prophethood, the Imamate, Justice, and Judgment Day. The Shi'ite do not believe in complete predestination, or complete free will. They believe that human life is a mixture of free will and predestination.
    38. 38. Granada Alhambra gazelle
    39. 39. A self-depiction by the Muslims in Iberia. Taken from the Tale of Bayad and Riyad The Almohad empire (green) at its greatest extent, c. 1200.
    40. 40. Mosque of Cordoba Spain
    41. 41. Ibn Isahaq, a Muslim who wrote a commentary on the Qur’an and was Muhammad’s first biographer: Adam ordered his son Cain to marry his twin sister to Abel, and he ordered Abel to marry his twin sister to Cain. Abel was pleased and agreed with that but Cain refused thinking himself better than the sister of Abel.
    42. 42. Ibn Isahaq, a Muslim who wrote a commentary on the Qur’an and was Muhammad’s first biographer: Adam ordered his son Cain to marry his twin sister to Abel, and he ordered Abel to marry his twin sister to Cain. Abel was pleased and agreed with that but Cain refused thinking himself better than the sister of Abel. He desired his own sister instead of Abel having her. So Adam said, “Son, offer a sacrifice and your brother Abel will offer a sacrifice. Whichever of the two of you has his sacrifice received by God will have the more right to her.”
    43. 43. Ibn Isahaq, a Muslim who wrote a commentary on the Qur’an and was Muhammad’s first biographer: Adam ordered his son Cain to marry his twin sister to Abel, and he ordered Abel to marry his twin sister to Cain. Abel was pleased and agreed with that but Cain refused thinking himself better than the sister of Abel. He desired his own sister instead of Abel having her. So Adam said, “Son, offer a sacrifice and your brother Abel will offer a sacrifice. Whichever of the two of you has his sacrifice received by God will have the more right to her.” Comment William Haines: “I thought this was interesting as it is gave a plausible reason for why the two brothers made their offerings in the first place”.
    44. 44. Prayer rug 15th to 16th century
    45. 45. Denominations
    46. 46. The Al-Azhar University in Cairo,Egypt, is a major centre of Sunni Islamic learning in the world. Sunni After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the Muslims accepted , father-in-law of Mohammad, as the first caliph. Those who accepted Abu Bakr were known as Sunnis.
    47. 47. The Imam Husayn Shrine in Karbala, Iraq is a holy site for Shia Muslims Shia Shia believe that only Allah/God has the right to choose a representative to safeguard Islam, the Quran and sharia For this reason, the Shias look to Ali, cousin and son-in-law , whom they consider divinely appointed, as the rightful successor to Muhammad, and the first imam.
    48. 48. The tomb of Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath located in Multan, Pakistan. The city of Multan is known for various Sufi Saint tombs, as they call it the City of Saints Sufi Sufism or ta awwufṣ (Arabic: ‫وف‬ّ ‫)تص‬ is defined by its adherents as the inner, mystical dimension of Islam. A dervish is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path, known for their extreme poverty and austerity. Classical Sufi scholars have defined Sufism as "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God".
    49. 49. And now in the New Age, it is an age of orchestration – of a symphony - of unity. And the New Teacher will be neither Christian, Buddhist, Moslem, or anything else. The Holy Spirit speaks in universal terms - and God will no longer be fragmented. God will be the one God - who sent forth his Son not once but many times. /from Arthur Ford, the Sun Myung Moon sittings 1965
    50. 50. Quranic quote from Peace Ambassador: "Surely, those who believe (Muslims) and those who are Jews and the Christians and the Sabians (old arabic people), whoever believes in God and the last day and does good, they have their reward with their Lord and there is no fear for them nor shall they grieve." (2:62) Where else can one find recognition of all religions named by their proper names (Muslims, Jews, Christians and Sabians) or not (whoever believes in God) than in the holy Book of Islam? This verse has inspired me to approach other religions and enter interfaith forums to build mutual understanding about peace for mankind.
    51. 51. FAQ: UNIFICATIONISM AND ISLAM: MUTUAL RESPECT AND JOINT EFFORTS TO BENEFIT THE WORLD
    52. 52. Overview of Unificationism and Islam: Unification teaching recognizes the Prophet Mohammed and the religion of Islam that is based on the truths revealed through him as pivotal in God’s providence of restoration. That is, Unificationism believes that, as with other major faiths of the world, Islam plays a particular role in guiding the human family into a relationship of unity with God and harmony among races, nations and peoples.
    53. 53. Because Islam is the newest major faith on earth, older religions say nothing about it and offer no guidance to their followers regarding how they should view Muslims and Islam. This is one of the root causes of the great misunderstanding between Islam and other faiths, especially Christianity, and the conflicts that characterize many of the relations Islam has with other religions.
    54. 54. Unificationism, however, looks at the full landscape of God’s work to uplift and save people everywhere, over the centuries of human history, from the perspective of the world today. This means that Unificationists are taught the value of Islam and Muslims, and seek to actively work with them to achieve inter-religious harmony, world peace and a better life for all.
    55. 55. A good number of Muslims are active in Unification projects, and a good number of Unificationists are active in supporting Muslim projects. And Unification organizations and individuals have initiated and participated in a wide range of inter-faith initiatives with Muslim scholars and leaders.
    56. 56. The Jewish-Palestine conflict in light of DP: As discussed in the Principle, Ishmael, the elder of Abraham's two sons, could not receive God's blessing when Abrahams position a father of faith was passed to Isaac, the second son. Abraham made a mistake in the sacrifice of birds and animals but through his determination to restore that mistake he offered his son (Isaac) as sacrifice.
    57. 57. In the original dispensation, Abraham was to lay a foundation of faith after which Ishmael and Isaac would lay a foundation of substance. God's blessing would then have been given to Isaac and Ishmael. Because Ishmael was not responsible for losing his Providential position in Abraham's family, and the blessing that came with it, God's promise to bless him became a commitment to be fulfilled in time.
    58. 58. Ishmael, like Jakob, became the father of the twelve sons who became the patriarchs of 12 tribes. These 12 tribes, cousins to the 12 tribes of Israel, were progenitors (ancestors) of the Arabs. The Ishmaelites inherited the burden of a blessing denied, which created a historical base for resentment towards the Israelites.
    59. 59. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy The Prophet Mohammed God has raised up many prophets, whom He has inspired with truth and wisdom, and the courage to share their understanding with others. This is an evolving process: as human beings grow in understanding, God is able to reveal more and more of His will and truth to them. Thus, Mohammed was sent by God as a prophet to shed light on areas of human ignorance and to build on the contributions of earlier religions in moving humanity towards a world of love, justice and goodness.
    60. 60. The Koran The Prophet Mohammed received revelations from the angel Gabriel which were assembled into thesuras, or chapters, of the Koran (or Qur’an). UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    61. 61. The Koran The Prophet Mohammed received revelations from the angel Gabriel which were assembled into thesuras, or chapters, of the Koran (or Qur’an). Some of these addressed issues of the moment, especially in Mecca and Medina. Others addressed the eternal questions of existence, providing a theological framework for understanding the universe and life and a system of religion-based laws, called sharia. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    62. 62. Sharia The four main schools of sharia (guidelines and laws) in the majority sunnitradition are all fundamentally important in the lives of hundreds of millions of Muslims. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    63. 63. Sharia The four main schools of sharia (guidelines and laws) in the majority sunnitradition are all fundamentally important in the lives of hundreds of millions of Muslims. Other schools of sharia, including those of the minority shia sects, have had similarly beneficial effects in the lives of those believers. Unificationism agrees with Islam that because people live in the darkness of ignorance about God, they need laws to guide them towards maturity and enlightenment. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    64. 64. Islam's Contribution to the World A millennium ago, when Europe was plunged in the ‘Dark Ages’, Islam flourished and made significant contributions to science, philosophy, mathematics and medicine. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    65. 65. Islam's Contribution to the World There were Muslim philosophers and physicians such as Al Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna to the West) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes); there were mathematicians such as Al Khawarizmi, considered the father of algebra; historians such as Ibn Khaldoun; and great mystical writers and poets such as Rumi and Al Ghazali. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    66. 66. Islam's Contribution to the World Cities such as Isfahan and Bukhara, and later Cairo and Cordoba, were centers of scholarship and learning. None was more outstanding than Baghdad. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    67. 67. The Fall of Man and Original Sin The Koran describes the disobedience of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in literal terms. Unificationism understands this disobedience to mean specifically that Adam and Eve failed to obey God’s instructions for them to establish pure and moral lives as a man and woman separately, before being joined together by God as a married couple blessed with the fullest endowment of God’s love. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    68. 68. The Fall of Man and Original Sin As a blessed couple they would have been the parents of a sinless human race. Their disobedience, or sin, was the original sin, which resulted in their descendants being born distant from God and sinful, a state of separation from God clearly demonstrated when Cain, their first son, killed his own younger brother, Abel UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    69. 69. Islam’s View of Jesus Jesus came as the second Adam with the mission to restore the original family and a pure lineage. Unificationism agrees with Islam that Jesus was a sinless man, and not God. It also agrees with Islam that Jesus came as the prophesied Messiah. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    70. 70. The death (murder) of Jesus meant that the providence of salvation, or restoration, was prolonged. It also meant that a place was created for the arrival of a new prophet and religion, Mohammed and Islam. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    71. 71. Abraham, Isaac and Ishmael If Abraham had not made an error in his sacrifice of animals, he would not have been called upon by God to sacrifice a son. Isaac and Ishmael. Isaac fathered Jacob, who became the father of the 12 tribes of Israel, and Ishmael fathered the 12 tribes of the Arabs. Resentments between the two estranged brothers became the seeds of historical resentment between the Ishmaelites and Israelites, the Arabs and the Jews. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    72. 72. Reconciliation Among Jews, Christians, Arabs and Muslims God has worked with all the descendants of Abraham to raise them up in His image, to make them mature, loving men and women capable of fulfilling the original ideal of creation. But despite all God’s efforts, all too often the people He has loved and blessed have not fulfilled their portion of responsibility and have gone against God’s will. UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    73. 73. Unificationism sees Jews, Christians, Arabs and Muslims as descendants of a single ancestor, Abraham, and a single spiritual parent, God. As such, they should seek reconciliation through mutual respect and love. This reconciliation is the key to resolving the religion-related conflicts of the world today. Source: UNIVERSAL PEACE FEDERATION www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/ rev_moon_teaching.html#watch_listen UNIFICATIONIST POSITIONS ON KEY MUSLIM ISSUES By Kevin Mc Arthy
    74. 74. Essentials Of The Unification Principle by Thomas Cromwell
    75. 75. As discussed in Chapter 12, Ishmael, the elder of Abraham's two sons, could not receive God's blessing when Abraham's position as father of faith was passed to Isaac, the second son. Abraham had made a mistake in the sacrifice of birds and animals, but in his determination to restore that mistake he offered his son as a sacrifice. Mohammed and Islam
    76. 76. In the original dispensation, Abraham was to have laid a foundation of faith after which Ishmael and Isaac would have laid a foundation of substance. God's blessing would then have been given to Isaac and Ishmael. Mohammed and Islam
    77. 77. Because Ishmael was not responsible for losing his providential position in Abraham's family, and the blessing that came with it, God's promise to bless him became a commitment to be fulfilled in time. Ishmael, like Jacob, became the father of twelve sons, who became the patriarchs of twelve tribes. These twelve tribes, cousins to the twelve tribes of Israel, were progenitors of the Arabs. Mohammed and Islam
    78. 78. The Ishmaelites inherited the burden of a blessing denied, which created a historical base for resentment towards the Israelites. Mohammed and Islam
    79. 79. The most important people to be embraced by Christianity in the crucial fifth and sixth centuries were the descendants of Abraham's sons, Ishmael and Isaac, because they had been chosen to lead the restoration. The shortcomings in Christianity meant that it could not work with either the Jews or the Arabs to build a foundation for true parents. Mohammed and Islam
    80. 80. Because of the problems associated with failed responsibilities in their own history with God, the Jews entered a long, dark era of suffering. Meanwhile, God sent a prophet to uplift the descendants of Ishmael, whose blessing had not been realized since God had first promised it to their ancestor Abraham. Mohammed and Islam
    81. 81. The Mission of Mohammed God chose to bless the Ishmaelites directly and set up a providence to complement and counterbalance Christianity by sending the prophet Mohammed to the Arabs. Historically, Islam is the only major prophetic religion to appear since Jesus gave birth to Christianity. This makes Mohammed the last of the Abrahamic prophets. Mohammed and Islam
    82. 82. Mohammed's mission was to purify the lineage of Ishmael, to separate it from idolatry and to provide it with a clear understanding of God's truth so that it could fulfill a providential role in preparing for true parents. In this way, Mohammed would lay a foundation for true parents with Ishmael's descendants, bringing them directly into the orbit of the central providence of restoration. Mohammed and Islam
    83. 83. The Mission of Islam Since God is one and His will is one, the mission for all religions is also one, to lead fallen humanity back to God. Since fallen nature can only be removed completely through true parents, all religions work to prepare humanity to receive true parents. Judeo-Christianity and Islam should cooperate like two brothers (Isaac/Ishmael) working together to prepare the way for true parents. Mohammed and Islam
    84. 84. Mohammed and the Koran Mohammed was born in 570 and spent the first forty years of his life preparing for his prophetic mission. Surrounded by the idolatrous people of Mecca, in western Arabia, he sought the truth of God, which was revealed to him by the angel Gabriel. Mohammed and Islam
    85. 85. The revelations he received were presented to him as the culmination of the prophetic tradition reaching all the way back to Adam. They accepted the revelations of previous prophets and then added a body of instruction covering major theological issues and spelling out clear guidelines for a life of faith. These revelations were given to Mohammed over a 21-year course, beginning in 610. Mohammed and Islam
    86. 86. Islam and Christianity Jesus' course resulted in a spiritual victory and therefore the expansion of Christianity was on a spiritual level; the victory of Mohammed was spiritual and physical and therefore the expansion of Islam took place on the spiritual and physical levels. Mohammed and Islam
    87. 87. Islam and Christianity Differences between the two in the spiritual dimension reflected the two men's different missions, Jesus having been sent as the messiah and true parent, Mohammed as a prophet to prepare for the coming of true parents. Since Christianity and Islam had parallel missions in preparing a foundation for true parents, there should have been a cooperative relationship between them in history. Mohammed and Islam
    88. 88. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course 1: God judges and supplements religions until they fulfill their purposes. Mohammed and Islam
    89. 89. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course 1: God judges and supplements religions until they fulfill their purposes. 2: God used Mohammed to bring truth and a way to restoration for many millions of people all over the world, people who without Islam would lack a deep and comprehensive understanding of God Mohammed and Islam
    90. 90. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course 1: God judges and supplements religions until they fulfill their purposes. 2: God used Mohammed to bring truth and a way to restoration for many millions of people all over the world, people who without Islam would lack a deep and comprehensive understanding of God 3: Islam established a model for expansion on the prophetic level which parallels in some respects the model of expansion of the Kingdom of Heaven. Mohammed pioneered a global providence to be perfected on the messianic level by true parents. Mohammed and Islam
    91. 91. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course 4: The prophetic foundation is to prepare believers for the coming of true parents. Muslims inherited the Judaic foundation plus the prophetic foundations of Jesus and Mohammed to prepare them for the true parents to come. Mohammed and Islam
    92. 92. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course Conclusion Mohammed was a successful prophet and statesman who in the brief span of 21 years went from persecuted-visionary to ruler of Arabia. His success made Islam a powerful tool for the providence and the second largest religion in the world. Mohammed and Islam
    93. 93. Lessons from Mohammed's Life Course Conclusion However, Islam was blessed by God not merely to fulfill His promise to bless Ishmael, but, more importantly, as part of His overall dispensation of restoration. Therefore Islam's mission can only be completed in conjunction with God's work in other religions, especially Judaism and Christianity. Mohammed and Islam
    94. 94. Source: Book online (Free) Essentials Of The Unification Principle Thomas Cromwell www.tparents.org/library/unification/books/eup/0-toc.htm Mohammed and Islam
    95. 95. Introduction to The Principle – An Islamic Perspective - 1980 www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Books/IslamInt/0-Toc.htm Unification Thought: A Path for Muslims - Abdelkader Mesbah www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Publications/UT-Mosl/UT-MOSLM.htm 1980
    96. 96. The book is faithful to the Principle. United Visions is firstly a Principle text. It covers all the chapters of the Divine Principle, About 15 percent of the book is directly from the text of the Divine Principle. United Visions is entirely based on the Qur'an. the Bible only rarely. Thus, it respects the revelation of the Qur'an as the foundational truth upon which the Principle can be taught. Google amazon. Dr. Andrew Wilson, who assisted Abdelmoumin Ahmed 1980
    97. 97. Remarkable Messages from the Spiritual Realm www.messagesfromspiritworld.info/ Sung Han Lee 2000-2002
    98. 98. "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?“ 1986 Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed
    99. 99. "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?“ 1986 Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed • My name is Mohammed. Allah is my witness that I left a clear prophecy about the return of Isa bn Maryam [the Christ]. I tried to meet the leaders of Mecca, but they always doubted, feeling that they were being deceived by Satan. It even became a matter of mockery among them.
    100. 100. "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?“ 1986 Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed • My name is Mohammed. Allah is my witness that I left a clear prophecy about the return of Isa bn Maryam [the Christ]. I tried to meet the leaders of Mecca, but they always doubted, feeling that they were being deceived by Satan. It even became a matter of mockery among them. • I know that many leaders will not believe you, but will you also disbelieve me like them?
    101. 101. "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?“ 1986 Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed • My name is Mohammed. Allah is my witness that I left a clear prophecy about the return of Isa bn Maryam [the Christ]. I tried to meet the leaders of Mecca, but they always doubted, feeling that they were being deceived by Satan. It even became a matter of mockery among them. • I know that many leaders will not believe you, but will you also disbelieve me like them? • Tell them to stop shedding God's servants' blood for nothing but tribal purposes. Ask them whether they know the grief they are causing God. Tell them it is now time for the real Messiah on earth, so they must follow him. Tell them to follow Moon for their as well as our benefit.
    102. 102. "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?“ 1986 Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed • My name is Mohammed. Allah is my witness that I left a clear prophecy about the return of Isa bn Maryam [the Christ]. I tried to meet the leaders of Mecca, but they always doubted, feeling that they were being deceived by Satan. It even became a matter of mockery among them. • I know that many leaders will not believe you, but will you also disbelieve me like them? • Tell them to stop shedding God's servants' blood for nothing but tribal purposes. Ask them whether they know the grief they are causing God. Tell them it is now time for the real Messiah on earth, so they must follow him. Tell them to follow Moon for their as well as our benefit. • Use the wisdom given to you and unite Muslims and Christians. This is your task, and you must do this even at the cost of your life.
    103. 103. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • Allah, God is the Parent of humanity. If examined carefully, the original source of all doctrine or truth is one. What religion would teach people to revere evil. Although their methods might differ, their fundamental purpose is to pursue goodness. Because God is the original being of absolute goodness and love, and every religion teaches about love.
    104. 104. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • Allah, God is the Parent of humanity. If examined carefully, the original source of all doctrine or truth is one. What religion would teach people to revere evil. Although their methods might differ, their fundamental purpose is to pursue goodness. Because God is the original being of absolute goodness and love, and every religion teaches about love. • Therefore, the fundamental teachings of each religion are quite similar. Now God's basic desires are to bring the truths and doctrines of all religions together and unite them as one. When it is done, God can finally rest.
    105. 105. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • Allah, God is the Parent of humanity. If examined carefully, the original source of all doctrine or truth is one. What religion would teach people to revere evil. Although their methods might differ, their fundamental purpose is to pursue goodness. Because God is the original being of absolute goodness and love, and every religion teaches about love. • Therefore, the fundamental teachings of each religion are quite similar. Now God's basic desires are to bring the truths and doctrines of all religions together and unite them as one. When it is done, God can finally rest. • After countless days of waiting, God finally sent Reverend Sun Myung Moon for this purpose. Through him, the Unification Principle was revealed for the sake of the unification of all religions.
    106. 106. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • The possibility of world peace is remote without the unification of religions.
    107. 107. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • The possibility of world peace is remote without the unification of religions. • The four major religious founders have united in one thought and idea. Jesus accepted Buddha, and vice-versa. We personally experienced God who is rejoicing to see us at the same seminar. Through that experience, we resolved to remain united as one.
    108. 108. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • The possibility of world peace is remote without the unification of religions. • The four major religious founders have united in one thought and idea. Jesus accepted Buddha, and vice-versa. We personally experienced God who is rejoicing to see us at the same seminar. Through that experience, we resolved to remain united as one. • Reverend Sun Myung Moon came to the Earth in order to deliver God's will and to unite a divided and scattered humankind. He appears as the True Parent. I hope that my followers will also accept him with a humble attitude.
    109. 109. Spiritual Messages from the Prophet Mohammed 2001 • The possibility of world peace is remote without the unification of religions. • The four major religious founders have united in one thought and idea. Jesus accepted Buddha, and vice-versa. We personally experienced God who is rejoicing to see us at the same seminar. Through that experience, we resolved to remain united as one. • Reverend Sun Myung Moon came to the Earth in order to deliver God's will and to unite a divided and scattered humankind. He appears as the True Parent. I hope that my followers will also accept him with a humble attitude. • And please read thoroughly the Unification Principle in a quiet place. Muhammad opened his heart all the way, after realizing from the seminar that its teaching is a true guide to human life. /Muhammad 9 April 2001 www.messagesfromspiritworld.info
    110. 110. The book is faithful to the Principle. United Visions is firstly a Principle text. It covers all the chapters of the Divine Principle, About 15 percent of the book is directly from the text of the Divine Principle. United Visions is entirely based on the Qur'an. the Bible only rarely. Thus, it respects the revelation of the Qur'an as the foundational truth upon which the Principle can be taught. Google amazon. Dr. Andrew Wilson, who assisted Abdelmoumin Ahmed 2009
    111. 111. There are hundreds of billions of spirits in the spirit world. Billions of spirits are on the attack to take hold over the physical world. Neurosis is one resultant phenomenon of this reality. After the year 2000, people will be able to communicate with each other spiritually. Whether they communicate with evil or good spirits, they may fight even if they are ordered not to make war. Arab Spring – Arab turmoil, possible explanation
    112. 112. This time could come, but the mission of the Unification Principle is to prevent this. A tall tower produces radio interference. The phenomena of neurosis are like that. The most fearful thing would be if only evil spirits mobilized and attacked the physical world. What would happen if that were case? Regardless of the number of people on earth, they would all be attacked by evil spirits. /CSG 2006 Book 5 7:2
    113. 113. End
    114. 114. References: Main Source: Divine Principle: www.unification.net/dp96 Speeches by Sun Myung Moon: www.tparents.org/Lib-Moon-Talk.htm Prof. Young Oon Kim. World Religions UPF www.reverendsunmyungmoon.org/rev_moon_teaching.html#watch_listen
    115. 115. Remember the pure beauty in Gods nature is there to inspire Inner beauty inside of us! Have a great Blessed week! Prepared for 2nd gen inspiration by Bengt; Sweden-Finland.

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