From: Islamic Queries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: [deleted email address] <[deleted email address]>
Date: Friday, September 12, 2003 2:42 AM
Subject: RE: Jesus is the only way to heaven!!!
Thank you for your concern.
However, your email reveals a number of things which I would like to bring to your attention.
Simply asserting that a belief is true, does not make it so. To demonstrate such a claim you need reasons and evidence.
You imply that I am a bad person for not accepting your assertions. Why? What have I done wrong? Why are you attacking me in this way? If you preach to people in a way that insults them, accusing them of sinning, without giving an explanation of what their sin is (other than disagreeing with you) then, of course, people will stop listening. The louder you speak, the less people will listen. It is not because they are deaf that your message doesn't get through. SHOUTING is not the way to get through to people.
Finally, you should not accuse me of being in error when at the same time you are make glaring errors yourself.
What is a "false prohit"? Of course you mean "false prophet". What is an "Islamic"? You mean a "Muslim". Now, if you are accusing Muslims of following a false prophet, then we might start to have a reasonable debate on the issue. However, what should I conclude given that you apparently don't even know how to word the accusation using the right words? I conclude that you know very little about the Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) and what he taught. As such, your claim that I am in error is weakened to the point where I don't pay it any credible attention.
I do not blame you for not knowing about Islam and Muslims, but I find your unfounded accusations unjust and insulting. That said, I forgive you for it, in the hope that God will forgive me some of my own faults.
Let me finish with a couple of quotes from the Qur'an - the holy book of Islam:
And they say: "None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew - or - be a Christian." Those are their (vain) desires. Say: "Produce your proof if you are truthful."
Nay,-whoever submits His whole self to God and is a doer of good,- He will get his reward with his Lord; on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
Surah 2 Verses 111 - 112
The Religion before God is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book (i.e. Christians, Jews and others with scripture from earlier revelations) dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of God, God is swift in calling to account.
So if they dispute with you (Muhammad), say: "I have submitted My whole self to God and so have those who follow me." And say to the People of the Book and to those who are unlearned: "Do ye (also) submit yourselves?" If they do, they are in right guidance, but if they turn back, Thy duty is to convey the Message; and in God's sight are (all) His servants.
Surah 3 Verses 19 - 20
Do you submit yourself to the will of God?
From: [deleted email address] [mailto:[deleted email address]]
Sent: 11 September 2003 22:03
Subject: Jesus is the only way to heaven!!!
Very interesting how you distort the truth! Many people and false prohits have tried to deny the deity of JESUS but they fail. You can not compare JESUS to any aspect of Islam because he has no equal, his kingdom is without end, death could not keep him in the grave and his love for you endures forever. THIS IS THE TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY ----JESUS IS ALIVE AND HE IS COMING AGAIN FOR HIS CHILDREN. PRAISE THE ONE TRUE GOD IN HEAVEN THAT THE DAY WILL COME AND ALL THE EARTH WILL SEE HIM IN HIS GLORY!!!! I BEG YOU OH ISLAMICS, REPENT AND ACCEPT HIM INTO YOUR HEARTS. HE IS HOLY AND HE IS GOD. ARE YOU READY FOR HIS RETURN??