Let's get back to the basics sisters
Islam means submission to the One true God (in Arabic Allah) Allah is just God's favored name.
When there is a truth, it will never change, right? Other things cannot and should not sway the truth or even try to. Why? It will always be true!
If I say, I was born free but I like learning about communists and I don't know the meaning of freedom, hey! I may end up liking communism right? And I would never know if 'freedom' was the right thing. But that doesn't change the fact that all humans are free, in their speech, mind, everything..
Same goes for Islam. The one thing we must get right is what Islam really is! Is it the media, men oppressing women, terrorists? NO!
To be a muslim, one has to believe there is NO GOD but GOD...that is the most logical thing, too logical actually. Islam was the religion of ALL the prophets. Muhammad (salallahu alahi wassalam) did NOT bring Islam for the first time, Adam (AS) did!!!!
Because all the prophets believed there was NO GOD but GOD they were Muslim, all of them.
Over time, branches started coming off of the truth, ie. Islam. People started making idols out of famous/respected people: that's where idol worship came from. The people who kept rejecting Musa (AS)'s message but who changed it to fit their needs eventually became the Jewish people. When 'Isa (AS) or Jesus conveyed his message, he said to worship God (Allah) only.
But there was a guy, Saul, who during Isa (AS)'s lifetime hated that message. After Isa (AS) died Saul came and told everybody that he knew for sure how to practice 'Isa (AS)'s message. Saul, who now changed his name to Paul, started making things up like 'Isa (AS)'s divinity (astaghfirullah) and started making the religion easier. (IE. If the people had followed Musa and Isa (AS)'s message COMPLETELY they would be muslim today as well because they would be submitting to one god)
Modern day christianity is also a synonym for Paulism, the religion Paul made up. Modern day christianity does not worship Allah, it worships the trinity of father, son, holy ghost. And the funny thing is, it's not even supposed to make sense! Christians believe that the only way trinity can make sense is if the holy ghost (Jibreel) will allow the person to understand!
Just look in the names of these two religions: CHRISTianity and JUDAism, they are names of PEOPLE not GOD When people start venerating good people, sects emerge, to the point where it is a totally new religion.
Islam is and will be the truth forever..
If you want more proof on Islam, check out www.islam-guide.com
Also, you are right, 99.9999999999% of religions are manmade absolutely, you just disproved yourself, there is no need to study other religions besides Islam, because Islam is the 0.0000000001%
'Islam came as a stranger, and will leave as a stranger. So glad tidings on the strangers' -Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wassalam)
a world of darkness cannot put out one candle of light..Ie. whatever the world says, thinks, does, Islam will remain.
--> Islam is not man-made.
Also, having faith in Allah means doing whatever pleases Him. If we wear tight clothes, no hijaab, we are actually in a sense, worshipping the SOCIETY's CORRUPTED IDEALS is society God? Of course not! Astaghfirullah but some people act like it is..Worship means to devote oneself to something or someone and doing whatever it takes to please that thing.
Since we should do everything to please Allah, every little thing, how can we NOT do things like Hijaab which is explicitly said in the Qur'an (surah Noor, surah Ahzab)??
oooh man, I have to give the piece of meat speech again :roll:
In the 'modern' society, whatever you call it, WOMEN have to dress in a seductive manner to please MEN...they are better if they show more skin and do what the men ask them to do. Who controls all these stupid fashions? MEN! Women are treated like a PIECE of MEAT, yep, in this society...Have you heard of all the students who sleep with their professors for a better grade, employees having affairs with bosses, etc??
Islam GAVE WOMEN RIGHTS Islam ordains HIJAB so women are protected and looked for their personality rather than sex appeal. that part of the woman is for her husband only because other people will obviously do harm to her! Islam gave women voting rights, right to own property, right to choose who to marry, men LITERALLY buried their daughters ALIVE before the final message of Islam was revealed to our Nabi (salallahu alayhi wassalam).
In Christianity, women are NOTHING. in christianity, Eve (Hawwa) caused all of mankind to get out of heaven because she supposedly made Adam (AS) eat from the tree too. When we know in Islam, it wasn't their fault. It was Allah's will and Shaitan tempted them. In christianity, just because of Eve's 'mistake' all of humanity is deemed sinful. Just think, WHO in their right sane state of mind, would think a newborn BABY is sinful???
In Islam, babies are SINLESS, they are the purest. When someone reverts to Islam (since we are all born muslim-submitting to no god but God (Allah) ) they are pure like a baby again.
Why did Mary/Maryam wear hijaab? She was the epitome of how a Muslim woman should be!!!
"if Christianity is based on falsehood and lies, how come christians are more advanced than Muslims?"
you're kidding right? Did you know Muslims made breakthrough in modern science, ALGEBRA (get it Arabic numerals, ahhhahahhahahahhahah that was a funny one, eh? :mrgreen:) and many other things?? In the 'middle ages' or 'dark ages' CHRISTIANS were NOT allowed to study science for this reason, and this is FACT look in ANY history book...the rulers thought, if the people learn about different sciences, they will leave Christianity!
In Islam, science is completely promoted, why? Islam is the reason for science! Allah willed it to happen! As a muslim, if someone studies science, this will only make their faith in Allah increase.
'Allah sees inner heart, inner mind'
Sister, if someone doesn't want to wear hijaab or pray or do something obligatory in Islam, what does that say about that person? Either they are scared, or they feel like they're too good to do that. Now what do those things say about his inner character: he thinks he's self-sufficient, "Oh I don't need Allah's help and guidance, i will do every thing Seventeen magazine tells me to! yay" But don't worry, I still believe in Allah...
this statement contradicts itself..If someone HAD FAITH they would do whatever it takes to please Allah. if they do not do what Allah told them to, they do not have faith. (I mean on purpose, for ex. if someone's family is non-muslim and won't let them wear niqaab, that's understandable, but hijaab at least, scholars say, is required)
:arrow: I highly suggest you study Islam from the basics, there are excellent posts in this forum which can help you a lot. Just go back to, What is Islam? what is Tawheed? after that, go to the details. Also, if you have been raised in an environment where everyone is muslim, maybe you might take it for granted that you are muslim? maybe, just think about that.
"why are you in Christian country UK"
as far as I know, pretend I am a shoemaker okay? I send my shoes to germany to sell. someone says, i like those german shoes! but, they are not German! I made them originally!! same with the world, the Creator, Allah, created everything and all the countries belong to him. Also, i thought the UK was a government not based on religion? And I thought the only 'christian' country is Vatican city? maybe i'm wrong
may Allah (swt) guide us on the straight path, Ameen
wa salaamu alaikum