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  1. 1. Say One Care Dawah 2 Beliefs of Judaism Jewish Festivals Persuading Jews about Islams Truth Booklet On Dawah to the World What is Hinduism? Br. Sabeel Ahmad Persuading Hindus about Islams Truth Dealing with an Atheist So you can marry up to four wives? Why do Muslim pray five times a day?Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim Why are Muslims so violent?In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful Why dont Muslim males shake hands with females? Why do Muslim women have to cover themselves?Contact: Phone 1-800-662-Islam Why do you call Him Allah? After Dawa, five categories of peopleThe following is the material which was distributed at the recentICNA Workshop, entitled "Dawah to the World," which was POINTS OF CLARIFICATIONgiven by Br. Sabeel Ahmad, a student of Shaykh Ahmed Deedat. IslamBismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem"Invite all to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful Dawah is a Fard (obligatory) on all Muslimspreaching Sura Asr (103)and reason with them in ways that are best and most gracious..." 16:125 - Invite all to the way...(16:125) 3:104 - Let there arise... 2:143 - WitnessesDAWAH TO THE WORLD USING HIKMA (WISDOM) 3:110 41:33-35 - Who is better in speech...Islamic Dawah Line, ICNAMuslim Students Association, Illinois Dawah NOT limited to scholarsPhone: 312-829-2255 (ICNA, Chicago)Email: Many ways to do, not just one 1. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) dictated about 300Contents letters of Dawah to various heads of states.Topics 2.Prophet used to invite people over for food and preach to them Islam.Dawa & Points of Clarification 3. Prophet used to run up to the caravans which used to comeExcuses for not performing Dawa from various cities of the Middle East and gave Dawah to them.Dais character 4. And of course his silent Dawah is through his personality, andBasic knowledge of a good Dai his honest and truthful nature.Things a good Dai carries on himselfBreaking the silence Having knowledge NOT most important...but presenting it IS.In the thick of the conversation It is many times more effective to explain one single concept ofFollow this chart during Dawa Islam,Quran is from Allah like the Tawhid (Oneness of Allah) in an eloquent way than toQuran concilliates science discussMuhammad (pbuh) was a real Prophet many different Islamic subjects in an incoherent way.Didnt Muhammad (pbuh) copy Quran from Bible?Islam - a complete way of lifeClear picture of Islam EXCUSES FOR NOT DOING DAWAOverview of Christian DoctrinesFormulation of the Bible I am not knowledgeableWords not found in the Bible First we should make ourselves and fellow Muslims better, thenJesus (pbuh) was a Prophet of Allah we should work on non-Muslims.Jesus (pbuh) - Prophet only for Children of Israel Hadith by Anas, collected in Al-Tabarani.Jesus (pbuh) was not God "Anas relates that, "We asked the Prophet, O Messenger ofJesus (pbuh) was not son of God Allah,All Prophets worshipped Allah as Muslims do shouldnt we refrain from calling others to goodness if we dontMuhammad (pbuh) is prophesied in the Bible practice all good things ourselves, and shouldnt we refrain fromBible got corrupted forbidding wrong things until we ourselves have abatained fromBible contradicts scientific facts all theHow to disprove Trinity bad? No, he replied, You should call others to goodness even ifHow to disprove Original Sin youJesus (pbuh) was not Crucified dont do all good, and you should forbid bad things even if you
  2. 2. dont If the Dai sneezes he/she says: Al Hamdulillah audibly andabstain from all of them yourselves." clearly If Non-Muslim sneezes, the Dai says: May Allah guide youReligion is a personal thing. Say Insha Allah when talking about the futureNot enough time At prayer time say: I now have to go for prayerI may lose friends/job/customers Say: Assalaamu alaikum upon meeting a fellow Muslim audiblyI feel embarrassed and clearly.Ill start doing it when I become old IN THE THICK OF THE CONVERSATIONDAIS CHARACTERNon-Muslims look at People not Religion Basic Rule:Intention to please personal gain "Invite all to the way of your Lord with Hikmah (wisdom) andGood listener beautiful preaching, and argue with them in ways which areNever curses/lies or breaks promises/trust best..." (Quran 16:125)Good student/employee/employer/customer/citizenKindness and gentleness Before answering always ask: What do you mean?"And by the mercy of Allah, you dealt with them kindly. And hadyou been sever and harsh-hearted, they would have certainly Neutralizebroken away from you" (3:159)PatienceIs optimistic about problems Dont answer questions directly, give brief background of theGoes out of the way to help issueBASIC KNOWLEDGE OF A GOOD DAI Be extraordinarily politeHolds clear concept of tawheed and is able to explain it Dont get sidetrackedAble to prove Qurans Divine OriginProve Oneness of Allah from Quran and Bible and logic Remember your purpose: convey Islam and NOT get trapped withProve Prophet Muhammads (peace be upon him) Prophethood Biblical or social issues.Able to give a clear picture of IslamMemorizes references from the Quran/Bible/Vedas Know answers to 20 frequently asked questionsIslamic History, World History, current events, statistics on moraldecline of the western society Follow the chart during conversation:Be able to prove that Islam is a complete Guidance for all walksof life FOLLOW THIS CHART DURING DAWATHINGS A GOOD DAI CARRIES ON HIMSELF >From Islamic Issues and Biblical issues to Tawheed (Oneness of Allah)Suppose your Biology teacher tells you at the beginning of the >From Biblical issues to Rational issues to Islamic issues tosemester that she may give a pop quiz any time in the class and it Tawheedwill be an open book quiz. Wont it be smart for all students to >From Biblical issues to Islamic Issues to Tawheedcarry their biology textbook and notes to all the biology classes inanticipation of the pop quiz? Likewise it is wise to carry... HOW TO PROVE...QURAN IS FROM ALLAHPocket Quran - Nobe Quran recommended 1. Quran says it is from Allah:Pocket Bible The revelation of the Book (Quran) is from the Lord of theIslamic literature Alamin (21:2)Carry cards with toll free number (1-800-662-Islam): Dawah 2. Challenges:hotline Produce a Quran like it (17:88)Carry mini-notebook to write down persons info Produce 10 Suras like it (11:13)Audios Produce One Sura like it (10:38)Videos Produce One Sura somewhat comparable to it (2:23)Folder with relevant references 3. Preserved for all time: "It is We who have sent down the Zikr (Quran) and surely WeBREAKING THE SILENCE will surely preserve it." (15:9) 4. No Contradictions:Pray to Allah for success "Dont they ponder over the Quran, had it been from anyoneAppearance invites questions besides Allah, they would surely have found therein manyIn conversation see issues religiously contradictions (4:82)Do/say things that invite questions 5. No crookedness:
  3. 3. An Arabic Quran without any crookedness...(39:28) by Erpenius6. Easy to memorize: Made easy to remember (44:58)7. Prophecies fulfilled: Show one single verse which is copiedVictory of Rome over Persia (30:2-4)Allah makes superpower of those Muslims who believe and do That may also mean that Jesus and his disciples copied the Newgood works (24:55) Testament from the Old TestamentIslam will prevail over all other religions (48:28)8. Complete Guidance:"This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my How come same stories are scientifically correct in the Quran butfavors upon you and chosen Islam as your Deen. (5:3) incorrect in the Bible?9. Scientific facts: See page on Quran and Science HOW TO PROVE... ISLAM - COMPLETE WAY OF LIFEHOW TO PROVE...QURAN CONCILIATES SCIENCE Their argument: Well, all religions preach goodness, if all peopleSuns and Moons orbits, rotation and revolution (Quran 21:33) follow any religion, problems would be solved.Sun=light (Siraj), Moon=reflects light (Nur) (Quran 25:61)Big Bang: dont the unbelievers see that the heavens and earth Our response #1: OK. Suppose we all decided to followwere Christianity. Now the whole world is Christian (will neverjoined together as one united piece then We parted them? happen, insha Allah), and now we have to implement Christianity(21:30) in all walks of life. Tell me in detail, giving references from theEmbryology in the Quran Bible, how the education system should be set up, politicalSpace travel: "Oh assembly of the Jinns and humans, if you could system, legal system, economic system, etc.penetrate the regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate,you will never be able to do it except with the power (from Allah) Our response #2: Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has set aQuran 55:33) precedence for us on how to follow his example in all human endeavors. Only time in the history of humanity that a State wasHOW TO PROVE...MUHAMMAD (PBUH) WAS A REAL run totally based upon a Revealed Scripture (Quran). No otherPROPHET religions has this precedence before them.Allahs attribute as being the Guide to the Alamin (mankind, Jinns Politicaland all creatures) EducationalPrevious messages corrupted / time bound - Need for complete Economicguidance for all time - need for a new prophet Matrimonial SocialQuran mentions Muhammads (pbuh) Prophethood (33:40) MoralProphet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned that he was the Last LegalProphet and Last Messenger.Never lied in his life. Why now? CLEAR PICTURE OF ISLAMMaterial gain?Women? OVERVIEW OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINESStatus?Power? Monotheism: Christians claim to believe in One God.Why would a person criticize himself? He frowned (80:1)Biblical prophecies about a prophet after Jesus - See page Trinity: God is made of three aspects or personalities, Father, the"Muhammad (pbuh) in the Bible" son and the Holy Ghost. Three in one and one in three. Father is God, Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God, there are not threeDIDNT MUHAMMAD (PBUH) COPY QURAN FROM Gods but One God!THE BIBLE? Original Sin: Christian doctrine teaches that because Adam andLogically a person who copies has lesser knowledge than the Eve disobeyed God and ate of the tree of knowledge, all of theirsource he is copying. But: Quran has new information not present descendants bear the stigma of sin and are condemned to the Bible But: How come he didnt incorporate the errors foundin the Bible? Atonement and Redemption: the crucifixion of man-god Jesus on the Cross paid the price of original sin. Just by believing in thisHe was illiterate (Quran 7:157) doctrine is enough to attain salvation.First Arabic Translation of Old Testament - 900 CE by R. Saadias Second Coming: All true believers in Christ will disappear fromGaon the earth and enter into spiritual realm - Rapture. Then comes theFirst Arabic Translation of New Testament - 1616 CE Published time for Tribulation marked by wars and oppression will then take place leading up to the appearance of the Anti-Christ. When the
  4. 4. Anti-Christ tries to invade Israel with his armies, Jesus will return Catholic Bible - 73 books (7 extra books - Apocrypha=doubtful)with hosts of angels and defeat him in the great battle calledArmageddon. A thousand years of peace will follow, with Jesus Was the Old Testament Written During Moses Lifetime?acting as a King. Deut. 34:5-10:So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in theFORMULATION OF THE BIBLE land of Moab, accordin gto the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab over against Bethpeor: But no40-45 CE - Letters of Paul man knows of this sepulcher unto this day...and the people of50 CE Gospel of Mark written Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days...and there60 CE Gospel of Matthew written arose not a prophet since65 CE Gospel of Luke written in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord know face to face.90-120 CE Gospel of John written120-325 Hundreds of Gospels in circulation Oldest copy of the Old Testament: 10th century CE - Not in the same classical Hebrew spoken during Moses time.325 Council of Nicea - Organized by Roman EmporerConstantine to settle doctrinal disputes. Emporer was from a Was the New Testament Written During Jesus Lifetime?Pagan background and favored Trinitarian view of Christianity.Therefore the four Gospels which supported his views were Jesus spoke Aramaic and Hebrew and not Greek, but the currentchosen by a majority vote. and ancient Bibles are in Greek.367 CE - The Final Version of the Bible was accepted - contained Cant be the actual disciples: True disciples of Jesus, who areover 70 books. described in the Quran as Muslims, would never write any blasphemous statements about Jesus and God.382 CE - All other Gospels supporting Oneness of God andoriginal teachings of Jesus were banned, including Gospel of Conclusion: Has to be aome other source unrelated to Jesus.Barnabas and Gospel of Thomas (discovered in 1945 in Egypt) Is the whole Bible inspired?500+ CE - Unitarian church broke off At one place the Bible says that all Scripture is inspired (II1000 CE - Western and Eastern church broke off - The Great Timothy 3:16), but Paul says in his writing "And unto the marriedSchism I command, yet not I, but the Lord...But to the rest I speak, not theWestern Church: Catholic churches Lord, Now concerning virgins I have no command of the Lord,Eastern church: Eastern Orthodox church yet I give my judgement." (I Corinth. 7:10,12,25). Also see II1600 CE - Protestants broke off - led by Martin Luther and John Timothy 4:9: "Do your diligence to come shortly unto me...TheCalvin cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when you come, bring it1611 CE - King James Version of the Bible was made - most with you, and the books, but specially the parchments."widely used today Words NOT found in the Bible1952 CE - Major revision of the King James Version was madebecause of its great errors Bible TorahImportant points to Note: ChristianityOldest New Testament available - dates back to fourth century. JudaismThree centures after Jesus Christ left the world. Original SinBible not available in the language of Jesus (Aramaic) in which it Trinitywas originally revealed - The oldest New Testament present nowis in Greek.Bible was not written down during the time of Jesus HOW TO PROVE...JESUS (PBUH) WAS A PROPHET OFBible was not memorized in the time of Jesus or any other time. ALLAHMany versions of the Bible available - differing in manypassages. Jesus said he is a Prophet. Jesus referring to himself said "...a Prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in hisOVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE own house" (Matthew 13:57)Old Testament - 39 Books Mark 6:4First five Books - Pentateuch - Torah, according to the Jews. Luke 13:33New Testament - 27 Books John 4:44First four are called gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)Protestant Bible - 66 books People areound him said he is a Prophet "And the multitude said, this is Jesus, the Prophet of Nazareth of
  5. 5. Galilee (Matt. 21:11) Start with the Attributes of God: All-Mighty, All-Knowing, Eternal, Independent. Then apply these attributes to Jesus and seeLuke 24:19 if he qualifies...John 6:14John 7:40 God is All-Mighty...Jesus was not I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and myJesus lived as a Muslim judgement is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of Him who sent me (John 5:30)Submitted to the will of Allah - Luke 22:42, John 5:30Fasted forty days and forty nights - Matt 4:2 God is All-Knowing...Jesus was notHe prayed on his forehead to One God - (Matt 26:39) Speaking of the last day Jesus said: But of that day or that hourHe greeted his disciples eith the greeting of peace be unto you knows no man, neither the angels, nor the son, but only the father(as-salaamu alaikum) (Mark 13:32)Luke 24:36 God has no Beginning...Jesus was bornJohn 20:10 ...She brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his nameJohn 20:21 Jesus (Matt. 1:25)John 20:26 God doesnt have a God...Jesus didQuranic references of his Prophethood Jesus said: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)The Messiah (Jesus) son of Mary, was no more than a messenger.(5:75) God doesnt pray to anyone...Jesus didQuran 61:6 And he (Jesus) went a little farther, and fell on his face (sujud)Quran 3:59 and paryed. (Matt.26:39)Quran 19:30 God is immortal...But not JesusHOW TO PROVE...JESUS - PROPHET SENT ONLY FOR Jesus was supposedly crucified according to the Christians. GodTHE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL died!!! The whole world will utterly collapse if that happens!!!Came for his own people to save them from their sins (his people Jesus never said I am God, worship me.were the Jews)- Matthew 1:21 QuranJesus said he came not to destroy the law of Moses, but to fulfill it- Matt. 5:17-19 Surely they disbelieve who say Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary.Said he came only for the lost sheep of Israel - Matt. 15:23,24 5:72Told his disciples to preach only to the people of Israel and not Surely disbelieves are those who said Allah is the third of thethe the non-Jews (gentiles) - Matt. 10:6 three. 5:73Told his disciples that the Comforter (Prohet Mohammad, pbuh)will come after him to show them all things. John 16:7,12,13,14 HOW TO PROVE...JESUS WAS NOT SON OF GOD Ask them where did he ever explicitly say I am the son of God?Bible mentioned that after Jesus left, his disciples were preaching He never did. Like father like son? Son of God should be like God. Does Jesusonly to the Jews. Acts 11:19 have the attributes of God? What about John 3:16Muhammad (pbuh) was a Messenger for the whole Mankind Other sons of God in the BibleSay(O Muhammad) O mankind! I am sent to you all as theMessenger of Allah - to Whom belongs the domain of the Adam - Luke 3:38heavens and the earth. 7:158 Solomon - II Samuel 7:13,14 Israel - Exodus 4:22And We have sent you (Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the Angels - Job 1:6, 2:1, 38:7Alamin (Mankind, Jinns and all that exists) 21:107 David - Psalms 2:7HOW TO PROVE...JESUS (PBUH) WAS NOT GOD Jesus refused to be called son of God
  6. 6. Luke 4:41 Ghost was already present before and during Jesus presenceLuke 9:20 (Luke 1:41, Luke 1:67, John 20:22)Said he is the son of man about 84 times in the gospels John 16:13 However when he, the spirit of thruth, is come, he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself, butChosen one is replaced by son of God John 1:34 and Mark 1:1 whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will show you things to come.your God, my God, Your Father, My Father John 20:17 Why not Holy Ghost: Ghost=pneuma (Greek)=neutral word=itMelchizedek: No father, no mother, no ascendants, no (Romans 8:16,26). The words which is the holy ghost in John 14:26 are a later addition. Holy ghost=holy spirit=holy prophet (Idescendants, no beginning of days or end of life... (Hebrews 7:3) John 4:1)Quran Old TestamentSimilarity to Adam (3:59) The illiterate prophet mentioned in the Torah19:88,89 And they say: Allah has begotten a son...indeed you Isaiah 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learnedhave brought forth a terrible evil thing. saying, read this, I pray thee, and he said, I am not learned.19:35 It befits not Allah that he begets a son. Deut. 18:18,19 I (God) will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth,ALL PROPHETS WORSHIPPED ALLAH AS MUSLIMS and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And itDO shall come to pass that whosoever will not hearken unto myWudu: Moses and Aaron: And Moses and Aaron and his sons words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.washed their hands and their feet thereat: when they went into thetent of the congregation and when they came near unto the altar, The only prophet who came after Moses who fits this descriptionthey washed, as the lord commanded Moses (Exodus 40:31-32 was prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - Brethren (Gen.16:11,12 and Gen.25:18)Women must cover their hair while praying: But every womanthat prays or prophesizes with her head uncovered dishonors herhead. (I Corinthians 11:5,6,13) Ishmael was blessed by God: Gen21:13,18 - a great nation Hijra, battle of Badr and victory Isaiah 21:13-17Ruku: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel beforethe Lord our Maker. Psalms 95:5 HOW TO PROVE...BIBLE GOT CORRUPTED Set up criteria for a Book from Allah - Does any other BookSajdah: besides Quran fulfull this criteria?Jesus - Matt. 26:39Elijah - I Kings 18:42Moses and Aaron - Numbers 20:6 Divinely inspired?Abraham Genesis - 17:3 At one place the Bible says that all Scripture is inspired (II Timothy 3:16), but Paul says in his writing: And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord... But to the rest I speak, notHOW TO PROVE...MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IS the Lord, Now concerning virgins I have no command of thePROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE Lord, yet I give my judgement (I Corinthians 7:10,12,25).Quran 61:6 Isa (Jesus) son of Mary said O children of Israel! I Also see II Timothy 4:9,13: Do your diligence to come shortlyam the Messenger of Allah unto you confirming the Taurat which unto me. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when youcame before me, and giving glad tiding of a messenger to come come, bring it with you, and the books, but specially theafter me, whose name shall be Ahmed (The praised one) (Quran parchments.61:6) No contradictions? See pages on ContradictionsNew Testament All prophesies fulfilled as prophesied?...comforter, that he may abide with you forever (Matt.28:20)John 14:16, John 14:26. And I will pray the father, and He shall Jesus was supposed to rule the throne of David forever - Lukegive you another 1:32,33John 16:7 Jesus said that he has to go away for the comforter tocome in to the world. Cant be the Holy Ghost because the Holy Second coming was to take place in the life of the Disciples -
  7. 7. Matt. 16:27,28 Logic: God never gets tired (Quran 2:255) neither sleep nor slumberPaul said that second coming will be in his lifetime - I Thess. overtakes him.4:16,17. Bible: All the people of the earth will see the son of man comingJesus would be buried three days and three nights - Matt. 12:40 in the clouds. Matt. 24:30Supposedly buried on Friday (Mark 14:42), and risen on Sunday - Logic: Only possible if the earth is flathow 3 days and 3 nights?! Science: Earth is not flat, but somewhat spherical.Preserved from corruption? see pages on contradictions, Bible: Mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds - Matt.13:31-32unscientific facts, etc. Science: Seed of the Orchid flower is smaller than the Mustard seed.Preserved from perishment?And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, HOW TO DISPROVE TRINITYsaying: Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousand of his saints to The word Trinity is not mentioned in the Bibleexecute judgement upon all... (Jude 1:14,15) Holy ghost is angel Gabriel!!! Compare Matt. 1:18 and Luke 1:26Book of Enoch once existed and was accepted by early churchfathers and had the right of a canonical book. -Encyclopedia Verses on the Oneness of GodBiblica. Trinity = Jesus is also a god = disproved earlierSo where is that book now? And where is the original Gospelpreached by Jesus? Trinity was formulated in the year 325 by Athanasius, an Egyption deacon from Alexandria at the Council of NiceaUnembarrassed to read it - I am too embarrassed to talk about it! presided by Emporer Constantine - Three century after Jesus gone.HOW TO PROVE...BIBLE CONTRADICTS SCIENTIFICFACTS Pagan influenceBible: Age of first human, Adam=5757 years ago (Genesis4,5,11,21,25) Jesus and Moses and all prophets proclaimed the Oneness ofScience: Homo sapiencs - at least 40,000 years old God: Moses - Deut. 6:4 Hear O Israel: the Lord, our God is one LordBible: Universal flood, all life perished except the Ark (Gen. Jesus - Mark 12:29 hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord6,7,8)Science: Civilizations existed before, during and after the See Trinity flyersupposed universal flood.How possible? Flood around 2100 BC. HOW TO DISPROVE ORIGINAL SINEgypt-Middle Kingdom-11th dynasty God is All-Loving, compassionate, merciful and forgivingBabylonia-3rd dynasty at Ur.Therefore no break in civilizations. Start with a practical example e.g... a father who is displeased with his son and punished him and then goes on to punish theBible: Heavens and earth created in 6 days (Yom), 24-hour days - children of his son, and then his great grandchildren, etc. Will youGenesis consider this father a loving, caring and forgiving father?Chaptl 1Bible: Light created first day - Gen. 1:3-5Source of light created Third day. Gen. 1:14. Then how can you credit God such a heinous injustice of ascribing Adams and Eves sin to the progeny born even after thousands of years?Bible:Morning and evening created 2nd day - Gen. 1:6-8Earth created 3rd day - Gen. 1:10 Children: kingdom of God belongs to the children: Mark 10:14,Sun created fourth day - Gen.1:14-19 Matthew 19:14. How possible if the children are born sinners?!Vegetable kingdom 3rd day - Gen.1:9-13 A son doesnt bear his fathers sin, nor vice versa. 7 verses fromBible: God created 2 great lights - Sunlight and moonlight - Gen. the1:16 Bible:Science: Moon has no light of its own Also Quran (25:61) Ezekiel 18:20, 33:20 Deut. 24:16 II Chron. 25:4Bible: God rested on the 7th day. Gen.2:2,3 and Exodus 31:17 Jeremiah 31:29,30(refreshed) II Kings 14:6
  8. 8. Roman 2:6 third and fourth century AD. Before that, oral transmission.People who were described as perfect in the Bible:Noah (Gen.6:9, 7:1) JEWISH FESTIVALSJob (Job 1:1) Passover - Commemorates the flight of the Israelites from EgyptSo how can they be sinners and be perfect at the same time?! and the wicked Pharaoh.Quran New Year (Rosh Hashanah) - The symbolic new beginning of theEvery soul shall be paid in full what it has earned. Jewish calendar3:252:286 Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) - The tenth day of the Jewish4:164 New Year. Jews observe a 24 hour fast from food and water as a53:38 sign of penitence to God. It is considered the most holy day.17:15 Hanukkah (Dedication) - A winter festival marking theHOW TO PROVE... JESUS WAS NOT CRUCIFIED purification of the second Jewish temple in Jerusalem after theMention the attributes of God - Just, Forgiver, Merciful occuppying Greeks had ransicked it in 165 BC. Menorahs [withOnce the concept of Original Sin is dismantled, then the question candles] are lit.ofCrucifixion does not occur.Jesus prayed to God not to die - Matt 26:39 Tabernacles (Succoth) - An autumn harvest celebration. Tents arePrayer was heard - Hebrews 5:7 erected and prayers are recited making reference to the JewsMiracle of Jonas - Matt.12:40 wandering in the desert during the time of the Prophet MosesSuffering is often exaggerated as death - I Cor.14:31 (pbuh) - Quran 2:57,58Resurrected bodies become spiritualized - Luke 20:34-36Jesus was not. He ate honeycomb and broiled fish - Luke 24:36- Pentecost (Shavurot) - Seven weeks after Passover a festival is41 held to celebrate the corn harvest and the revelation of the Law toCrucifixion and atonement of sins is contrary to logic - see flyer Prophet Moses (pbuh) at Sinai. - Quran 2:51-53onatonement. HOW TO PERSUADE JEWS ABOUT ISLAMS TRUTHJesus said he came for mercy and not sacrificed - Matt.12:7,Matt.9:10-13 Dont discuss politicsWhy forgiveness came so late, thousands of yearsAll disciples fled - no eyewitness - Matt. 26:56 Discuss similarities:Salvation by crucifixion is contrary to Jesus sayings - Matt.19:16 Belief in One God: Bible: Moses (pbuh) said: The Lord, our God, is One Lord (Deut.6:4). See also Isaiah 45:5,5,21,11; JeremiahQuran 10:6,10. Belief in One God: Quran: your God is One God, there isJesus was not crucified: And because of their saying (in boast), none who has the right to be worshipped but He, the Beneficent,We killed Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah, - the Merciful (2:163)but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblence ofJesus was put over another man and those who differ therein are Prophecies of Muhammad (pbuh) in the Old Testament: See pagefull of doubts. They have no certain knowledge, they follow on propheciesnothing but conjecture. Forsurely, they killed him not (Quran 4:157) Prove that Hagar was a real wife and not bondswoman or concubine:BELIEFS OF JUDAISM Genesis 16:3 says that Hagar was Abrahams wife. Hagar wasBelief in One God - the God of Israel Abrahams 2nd wife (first was Sara), and Ishmael was born.Required to follow the laws as outlined in the Torah Through his descendants came the last Prophet MuhammadThe superiority of Moses over all other Prophets (pbuh).The revelation of the law to Moses at Mount Sinai and theestablishment of a special covenant, or agreement with God.A belief in the future coming of a Messiah or great leader - Jews Use Science in the Quran as proof: most of them are highlyreject Jesus as their Messiah. educated.A belief that God chose the Jews as His own people above allother Hindu: The word "Hindu" is a corrupt form of the word "sindhu,"A belief in the Old Testament as the final Scripture. a region watered by river Indus. Hinduism: A fusion of Aryan (Fair-Skinned Indo-European raceTalmud: Teachings. Somewhat similar to commentaries of the which entered India from the north-east) and Non-Aryan religiousold Testament, sayings of Rabbis. First written down during the ideas. Founder of Hinduism: None Major Beliefs:
  9. 9. Belief in Vedas Yajur Veda 3:32: "...Of that God you cannot make any images."Practice of Caste systemSanctity of Cow and other animals Yajur Veda 32:3: "God is formless and bodiless"Belief in One or many gods.Reincarnation Yajur Veda 40:8: "All those who worship the uncreated things,Incarnation of gods they are in darkness, and youll enter more into darkness if you worship the created things."Scriptures:Vedas: Supreme authority. Written about 2000 BC in Sanskrit, a Rig Veda, Vol.8,1:1: "All Praise are to Him alone"collection of hymns, prayers, etc.Rig VedaSama Veda Rig Veda, Vol.6,45:16: "There is only One God, worship Him."Yajur VedaAtharva Veda Illogic of God coming down in a physical form - Proven later,Bhagavat Gita: Legends, romance, heroes in deities, etc. inshallahRamayana and Mahabharata Illogic of more than One God: analogy of 2 Principals or 2 heads of state running the country.Caste System: Rig Veda 10:90, The cosmic man was sacrificed, Illogic of reincarnation: Tell them it is the Mercy of One GodBrahmins were made from his mouth, Kshatriyas from his arms, Allah that he sent Islam as a guidance for seekers and HeVaishyas from his thighs and Shudras from his feet. promises paradise to those who have the right beliefs (Islam) andNo inter-marriages between castes. do righteousness, after ones life, instead of suffering life afterNo fixed days of the week are set apart for religious duties. life. Illogic of vegetarian diet: Humans have both sharp (for meat) and smooth teeth (vegetables) for a purpose. Allah created humansHolidays: with the ability to digest both meat and vegetables for a purpose.Holi: Fertility festival Meat of animals is allowed in Hindu Scriptures! Law of ManuDashera: Ten days of festival celebrates the triumph of Rama 5:22.Divali: Celebration of victories of their gods, heroes over demons, Deal with educated Hindus with scientific facts from the Quran.etc. Explain them Islam.Polygamy is allowed: If after one damsel has been shown, Drill them the idea of Oneness of God and illogic of multipleanother be given to the bridegroom, he may marry them both Gods made of stones and wood who cant speak, move, help(Law of Manu 8:204) anyone or themselves. Mention the Attributes of Allah from the Quran; specially read them Sura Ikhlas ( Qul Hu wallah huPilgrimage: Ganges river and the city next to it, Barnabas, are ahad...) Memorize the meaning with Arabic.sacred places. Hindus bathe and pray, ashes of dead are scatteredthere. Prophesies of Muhammad (pbuh) in Hindu Scriptures:Women in Hinduism: The husband is the wifes god, and he is her 1. A Malechha (belonging to a foreign country and speaking arefuge. Indeed there is no other refuge for her - Mahabharata foreign language) spiritual tacher will appear with his3:231. See also Mahabharata 1:174 companions. His name will be Mohammed. Raja (Bhoj) after giving this Maha Dev Arab (of angelic dispostion) a bath in theSects in Hinduism: Panchgavya and the Ganges water (i.e. purging him of all sins)Vaishnavism - Sophisticated, urband and moderate in its approach offered him the presents of his sincereto Hinduism. devotion and showing him all reverence said, I make obeisance toShaivism - Primitive, rural and extreme in beliefs. Shivas penis thee. O ye! The pride of mankind, the dweller in Arabia, Ye haveworship. collected a great force to kill the Devil and you yourself have been protected from the malechha opponents. (Puranas -HOW TO PERSUADE A HINDU OF ISLAMS TRUTH... Bhavishya Puran - Prati Sarg Part III: 3.3.5-8. Compiled byHindu Scriptural evidence against making and worshipping Mahrishi Vyasa, the writer of Gita and Maha Bharat and Puranas)idols!!! 2. Ahmad acquired Shariah (religious law) from his Lord. ThisBhagavat Gita 7-24: "The ignorant believe that un-manifest Para Shariah is full of wisdom. I receive light from him just as fromBrahma (One God) incarnates or takes manifestations, because the sun. (Sama Veda, 2:6,8)they do not completely understand My highest, immutable,incomparable, and transcendental existence." HOW TO DEAL WITH AN ATHEIST See separate flier, Does God Exist?Bhagavat Gita 7:19-21: "All those who do idol worship, All those They believe in science, therefore prove Islams validity throughwho worship demigods are materialistic people." science
  10. 10. Facts of Quran - specific periods of time. He cant work-out once a week toAudio tapes maintain optimum physique.Quran and Science by Zakr NaikThe Amazing Quran by Gary Miller - excellent E.g. If we love someone we like to talk to them every time we get a chance on the phone. Muslims love Allah more than anyone,Video Tapes therefore Muslims pray - talk to - Allah so many times.Is Quran Gods Word? By Zakir Naik - excellentQuran and Science By Zakir Naik Since a person has both body and spirit, he uses both in praying.Darwin on Evolution: Darwins Letter to his friend, Sir Thomas Constant rememberance of Allah will help us keep His DivineThompton, 1861: I believe in the theory of evolution, not because presence in our conscience - prevents many sins.I have proof, but because it helps me in classification,Morphology, Embryology, and rudimentary organs..." E.g. We eat three meals a day to nourish our body, we pray 5 times to nourish our soul. Can your body be fit to fuction if youDifferentiate Islam from Muslims and all other religions that ate only once on Sundays?worship idols/humans/nature etc. Feeling of peace and closeness to our creator, thanking the BeingSO YOU CAN MARRY FOUR WIVES? who created us.Islam came as a final and complete revelation from AllahCame to solve all problems of the past,present and future Many scientific benefits.Deals with all situations, both general and specificPolygamy is an exception not a rule/obligationMost Muslims are monogamous compared to Hindus, Mormons Refer to All prophets worshipped like Muslims do page.and even Christians, who practice illicit polygamy. WHY ARE MUSLIMS SO VIOLENTSituations where polygamy is needed to preserve societys Distinguish Islam and actions of some Muslimschastity e.g. New car and a drunk driver Ask: which is the most violent country in the world? Ask: What religion do the majority of its people follow?More women than men (especially after wars)Wife barren, cant produce children or satisfy husband - option -have a mistress or marry a second wife with full responsibility. Taking up arms is required only under certain conditions:Islam prohibits first option, prefers 2nd option. Not all men can To preserve Law and Order in the society or else the world wouldcontrol their urges when their wife is menstruating or during some be taken over by the lawlessstages of pregnancy. These may raise his chances of committing When all attempts fail for reconciliationadultery. And the punishment for adultery is death. Preventing attack DefenseIslam provided the best alternative - marry a second wife To remove obstacles of tyranny in spreading and preserving the Truth.Criteria for marrying more than one: E.g. Suppose President Clinton ordered the police to give moneyDo justice between all wives with regard to wealth, food, time, to a certain widow in an inner city neighborhood. Suppose theintimacy, etc. drug dealers and gang members try to oppose the entry of the police into the neighborhood of the widow. It is only proper andNo other religion sets a limit on # of wives, only Islam does. moral for the police and the army to suppress the gangsters to reach to that widow.Polygamy in the Bible: Muslims are the police or witnesses (Sura 2:143) and gangstersAbraham had 2 wives - Sarah and Hagar - Gen.16:1-3 are the polytheists and unbelievers.Jacob, son of Isaac had 4 wives - Gen.26:34, 28:9Saul had a wife and a concubine - I Sam.14:50, II Sam.3:7 Rules during war:David had 8 wives - I Sam.18:27,25:42,43, II Sam.3:2- Dont fight with non-combatants (Quran 60:8)5,11:27,12:8 No unnecessary destruction of propertySolomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines - I Kings 11:3 No cutting of trees or killing animals Not to disturb those worshipping in religious placesNeither Jesus Christ nor God ever prohibited polygamy in theBible. No compulsion in religion...(Quran 2:256)WHY DO MUSLIMS PRAY 5 TIMES A DAY? Jihad in the BibleGuidance revealed by Allah, there is wisdom in it. Jesus - Matt.10:34 - Came to spread the sword Hebrews 11:32-34Spiritual discipline: E.g. A body builder needs to exercise at
  11. 11. WHY DONT MUSLIM MALES SHAKE HANDS WITH Allah is a purer and better word to use that the English word God.FEMALES (OR VICE VERSA)? To God you can add "dess" = Goddess. To Allah cant add "dess."Islam was revealed as a Final and complete Guidance to preserve No such thing as Allahdess.utmost chastity in the society. God with a smal g - god - may cause confusion. Allah cant beDating, premarital sex, hugging, shaking hands are all prohibited written with a small Islam due to their potential for dire consequences for theindividual and for the society at large. God with mother or father added becomes = Godmother, Godfather, etc. To Allah nothing can be added.Any factor that tends to uproot the moral fabric of the society isprohibited/discouraged, and all things that preserve decency and English word God could be ambiguous, confusing, manipulated,chastity are encouraged e.g. Modest dressing, lowering the gaze, etc., but the pure word Allah could never be confusing because itno free intermingling between the sexes, etc. always refers to the One God, our Creator, with no male and female gender, and no partners..Consequences of loose relationships between sexes in the U.S.:1.5 million abortions/year AFTER DAWA500,000 abortions to unmarried teenagers Five categories of people - And how to deal with them500,000 + rapes / year Ready to take ShahadaSeparated families, divorces, jealousy, deptrived children, etc. Give Shahada Give him/her New Muslim Package (Quran, UnderstandingSingle families=children deprived of best upbringing=fall into Islam, hijab)gangs, etc.=cycle repeated=society goes down. Form a group of new converts, for a smooth transition of new Muslims into the Ummah.WHY DO WOMEN HAVE TO COVER THEMSELVES?Dress code for both males and females Leaning Towards Islam Supply him/her with persuasive Islamic literature: eg "TowardsIslam as a complete guidance came to preserve chastity in the Understanding Islam"society; once chastity is lost, society goes down, eg. US. Show them videos, eg Choosing Islam, A Closer Look at Islam Quran and Science brochure Stories of famous new MuslimsAsk: Does modest dressing decrease or increase societyschastity? Never put them in a position to defend their faithAsk: Does revealing or no clothes increase or decrease societyschastity? Neutral Sensitize them to the beliefs and teaching of Islam. Share with them any new Islamic literature which may interest themIslamic dress decreases immorality. Invite them for meal and show them Islamic courtesey. Always leave the door of communication openStatistics on rapes from the US:500,000+ rapes in 1993 Unbeliever You have tried. Now leave their fate up to Allah. Be courteousTwo twin sisters example (if one dressed modestly and other and helpful to them. Remember prophets example of the womenrevealingly, who more likely is to be harrassed while walking who used to throw garbage at him. Sensitize them to the beliefsdown the street?) and teachings of Islam: Remember the Makkan people. Always leave the door of communication openNuns dress modestly too. AtheistSee a supposed picture of Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is Similar to the above points, plus deal with them through theproperly covered too. brochure "Does God Exist"Animals dont cover themselves, therefore the more we take off,the more we are behaving like animals.Tell stories of how women who wear Hijab and proper attire getmore respect, etc.WHY DO YOU CALL HIM ALLAH?All beautiful names belong to Him (Quran 17:111)