The primary goal of this page is to clear up many common misconceptions and untrue stereotypes about the faith of Islam. Also, I would like to shed some new light on all three of the “Abrahamic” religions (i.e. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) that many people may not be aware of and how the three are interconnected. I would also like to say that all three of these modern day religions come from the same root-faith, the faith that Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) and all of his progeny followed.
Throughout the page I will provide the website URLs for certain subjects of thought. You might be asking yourself “well what religious authority is Fathi (me) speaking from?.. I mean he’s an engineer for goodness sake! All he knows is formulas and equations, haha ” So in my defense let me give you some insight into the way my mind works and some of the diversity that has molded me into the person that I am today.
This page is not meant to offend anyone or to push my spiritual views on anyone. This page represents some of the knowledge that I've gained throughout my lifelong spiritual search for the truth. The following evidence is from what I have meticulously researched and analyzed in the Christian Bible, Jewish Bible (Tanakh), and Islam's Qur'an; supporting my conclusion that Islam is the pure faith sent down from the One God and creator of our universe as described in the Final Revelation of scripture to mankind; The Qur'an.
In the spirit of goodwill and brotherly love, I will ask everyone who's serious about their search for the truth to read this page with an open mind and an open heart. Set aside all of the stereotypes and misconceptions that you've heard and please be assured that my intentions are not to disrespect anyone's faith or hurt anyone's feelings.
And if you find yourself getting upset about what you'll read, ask yourself, why do you feel upset? Is it because you feel I'm being untruthful in my presentation or is it because what I've pointed out has much truth to it. Let us now use the logic and reasoning faculties of our mind to investigate the truth.
Indeed, from the following passages of the Qur'an, Tanakh, and Bible, God encourages the use of reason.
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."- Old Testament (Tanakh) (Isaiah 1:18)
"Say: "O People of the Book (Christians and Jews)! Come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but God ; that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than God." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to God's Will).” - Qur’an English Translation [3:64]
"...and nearest among them (men) in love to the believers wilt you find those who say 'we are Christians': because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the revelation received by the messenger, you wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears for they recognize the truth: They pray: 'Our lord! we believe; write us down among the witnesses'." - Qur’an English Translation [5:82-83]
"And verily this Brotherhood of yours is a single Brotherhood, and I am your Lord and Cherisher: therefore fear Me (and no other). But people have cut off their affair (of unity), between them, into sects: each party rejoices in that which is with itself. But leave them in their confused ignorance for a time." – Qur’an English Translation [23:52-54]
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