What Islam Teaches About Interfaith Relationship/Marriages

I got an email from someone who watches my channel on youtube, and this is my response to help them reach a point of bringing more unity into their life:

Salam,

My name is Shayan and I came to know you from your youtube channel. I found your videos very interesting about interpretation of Quran. I wanted to ask what exactly does Quran say about marrying a christian women. Are muslim men allowed to do that? I myself believe that it is allowed but i also heard some saying only allowed in muslim majority society or it is mukrooh (something not preferable).
I live in Europe and fell in love with christian girl. I wanted to marry her and was trying to convince my parents back in Pakistan. My dad didn’t want this to happen because he had the fear about the religion of kids from our family. Anyways later that girl broke up with me. And I believe religion played the part as well. My heart was really broken that how religion can affect our lives. But I really wanna know what exactly does Quran say about marriage with non-muslims.

My Response:

Authentic love is never a sin and you should show your parents the verse about how Christians are our brothers and sisters under God:

5:82
You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah ; and you will find the nearest of them in affection to the believers those who say, “We are Christians.” That is because among them are priests and monks and because they are not arrogant.

*side note to 5:82-historically in context the “Jews” were the pharisees and elders that were against any non-Jews and called them goyim based on the Talmud Oral Law. Not the Jews of today who still follow Moses’s teachings to be good. 

2:62
Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] – those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness – will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.

As long as a Christian follows Jesus’s teachings and does not take the church as their God, or Jesus as a separate God….I would say your views in life match up and children can be raised in a spiritually clear household.

It would be important for her to accept Muhammad as also a prophet or a servant to God that helped spread the message to the Arab nation, as Jesus spread it to the Hebrews. If she did not and really disagreed with Islam being a true religion or whatever some Christians may think-it could cause issues later on in life.

I am getting married now to a Muslim man, like me, but I dated different religions. It can work….but the overall idea of respect towards all faiths needs to be in place. She needs to ultimately see Islam from the same God, and you need to see Christianity from the same God. Then the relationship can work and God can approve of your happiness, without a bad reflection upon it.

If she agrees that Islam is a true religion and she has her path, and you have yours then let your parents know that this is a mutually respective interfaith relationship and God would most certainly approve. Because remember Islam was to unite people together what was divided by the church and leaders of religion at that time.

Thanks for watching my videos, and let me know what happens…I am rooting for you!

Salam,
IndigoVoice82

 

I post this to my blog in order to help anyone else who may be questioning this about Islam. Remember, a believer should marry a believer, and a Christian is another believer in God.

 

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It Has Always Been Those Who Worshipped the Golden Calf…

It is not the Muslims…it is not the Christians…it is not even the Jews….that create so many wars for profit.

It is the ones who worshipped the “Golden Calf ” and continue to do so today. While we fight each other, they profit. We should probably stop feeding their greed and stop fighting:

 

SIDE NOTE*  I will say….the video is very good, but the opinion’s of the Christians who created this video are uninformed about how Muslims too believe Jesus is the Messiah at the End Times…we don’t need the Bible, we have the Quran to tell us and show us the same truth. Isn’t God amazing?

Why Muslims Don’t Eat Pigs: There Is a Higher Reason.

Please take 5 secs to enjoy the cuteness:


Pigs are really remarkable animals. When I tried to picture a cow, a goat, a sheep, a chicken, a turkey trying to cuddle up to this dog, it just didn’t feel the same. Perhaps it is because of the emotional connection to the other dog and human, or maybe it is the ability to LOOK happy and content being with another creature in a home.

Whatever it is, I can see clearly why pigs should never be eaten and are forbidden by God for Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other faiths too. Pigs are definitely dirty and there are some horrible stories of larger ones even eating the farmers that fall into a pig pen. But there must be something else there in the pig that makes it a different animal than other farm animals.

I decided to do investigation and discovered that pigs are very close to humans genetically and we share many similar gene traits as it states in this article:

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/03/2887206.htm

Pigs are even so close to us that they can be used as organ or tissue donors today and have been successfully.

So unlike what bacon lovers may say, God doesn’t just not want you to eat bacon because He is being a tyrant. God doesn’t want us to eat bacon because maybe it brings on the taste for human meat as well…as awful as that sounds cannibalism has happened on earth and in some parts of the world it still does. In many parts of pagan worship, it was often tradition to eat the flesh of humans. This was forbidden because God wanted LIFE of mankind to exist and not die out unrighteously devouring one another.

2:17

He has only forbidden to you dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

Here it even goes into the “haram” or sinful way of killing and so “halal” killing became a custom in muslims to follow the advice from God to cause the least amount of pain and disrespect to animals:

5:3

Prohibited to you are dead animals, blood, the flesh of swine, and that which has been dedicated to other than Allah , and [those animals] killed by strangling or by a violent blow or by a head-long fall or by the goring of horns, and those from which a wild animal has eaten, except what you [are able to] slaughter [before its death], and those which are sacrificed on stone altars, and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows. That is grave disobedience. This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion. But whoever is forced by severe hunger with no inclination to sin – then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

6:145

Say, “I do not find within that which was revealed to me [anything] forbidden to one who would eat it unless it be a dead animal or blood spilled out or the flesh of swine – for indeed, it is impure – or it be [that slaughtered in] disobedience, dedicated to other than Allah . But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], then indeed, your Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.” 

 

Let’s take the known Bible and Torah (Old Testament) now and compare:

https://www.openbible.info/topics/eating_pork

Leviticus:

11 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the hare, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the pig, because it parts the hoof and is cloven-footed but does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. You shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.

So as a Muslim, I can conclude that there is something dirty and impure about eating a pig that is not so when eating a cattle, deer, goat or sheep. As a scientist, I can see that our DNA is closer to pigs than monkeys as science has shown us in their studies. As an empath, I can see through these videos and experiences that pigs have a capacity for love and affection that possibly the other farm and cloven animals do not. It does mean that they are less important without emotions, it just means that God created different animals to hold different value and meaning to us. God is loving and never wants something to experience pain and suffering.

You can not pet a cow or chicken  and watch it wiggle around with sheer delight at a human’s touch. I know, I have tried and though cows and chickens are beautiful animals as well..they are not close to pigs in terms of reaction and awareness in humans and possibly their own emotions, like a cat or dog.

 

 

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MLK Was a Servant of God: A Muslim’s Perspective

Martin Luther King jr. wasn’t perfect. He had some blemishes in his personal life, but when the Quran says that God will take account of the good and bad of what a person does, I am sure MLK’s good far outweighs the bad.

As a muslim, I consider him my Christian brother under the same God. He didn’t seek to persecute or divide people. He actually tried to unite was has been broken and corrupted by those in charge. He brought people of all color and faiths together of good people who were tired of the injustice in the world.

He taught the African Americans of America to rise above the white’s hate and misguided racism. And now today so many people are the better for it. He followed a calling from above to bring people together in love and peace, and this is the tenants of Islam.

He spoke about unequal wealth distribution towards others just as the Quran teaches that is so wrong of the people in charge and what Muhammad must publicly address.

2:195

And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw [yourselves] with your [own] hands into destruction [by refraining]. And do good; indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.

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MLK also brought the idea of how inaction is a choice and God judges upon that, cause when something is happening to others and you remain neutral you are allowing something to happen and therefore not being a good person that God wants you to.

3:144

Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful.

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He also showed the willingness to be a submitter to God, otherwise known in Arabic as a “muslim” and was able to serve the higher good. He also understood that EVERYONE can make the choice to serve and submit to God and create peace and spread love around this world.

2:128

Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.

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Yes…as a muslim, there is no doubt in my mind that this man lies with the angels now. He was our Christian brother, fellow muslims. I hope we take a moment to remember his words and his service, to stop and think about the violence and injustice that is happening to so many others today, that this man died to bring awareness towards. Just as so many other human messengers of God have.

Free Will and the Choice to Be Ignorant.

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I saw this on facebook and all it did was make me sad. The unsuspecting person who doesn’t care much about the truth, may take this as the truth. I know it was shared in jest by a friend on facebook. But I realized  that it is very inaccurate and not only rude, it’s plain false and the wrong interpretation. I will show both the Quran and the Bible’s side to show just how dangerously wrong this meme is.

Let me show you the truth of the Quran:

Quran 2: 190-192

190. And fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not commit aggression; God does not love the aggressors.

191. And kill them wherever you overtake them, and expel them from where they had expelled you. Oppression is more serious than murder. But do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque, unless they fight you there. If they fight you, then kill them. Such is the retribution of the disbelievers.

192. But if they cease, then God is Forgiving and Merciful.

These lines above DO NOT talk about Christians at all. They are talking about the  pagan Mecca tribes that were attacking the muslims that were growing and spreading Islam, because belief in one God was paramount to stopping the polytheist religious worships that were dividing the nation apart and permitting immorality such as child sacrifice. In order to get this information that I have, you have to look at what is happening in 600AD at this time in the Middle East. 

Quran 4:154-156

154. And We raised the Mount above them in accordance with their covenant, and We said to them, “Enter the gate humbly”, and We said to them, “Do not violate the Sabbath”, and We received from them a solemn pledge.

155. But for their violation of their covenant, and their denial of God’s revelations, and their killing of the prophets unjustly, and their saying, “Our minds are closed.” In fact, God has sealed them for their disbelief, so they do not believe, except for a few.

156. And for their faithlessness, and their saying against Mary a monstrous slander.

Guess what? This is obviously talking about the Jews who killed the messengers and violated the rules that Moses established. The pharisees were the ones who arrested Jesus and also slandered Mary’s name calling her terrible things all to make themselves more powerful at the time and to make Jesus seem less in influence to others. We know this in History that some Jews followed Moses’s commandments and some others started to worship the Golden Calf. There are witness accounts of the Mount Sinai being raised above the Hebrews as a promise from God to say they will be destroyed if they stray once again. Once again-NOT talking about Christians. 

Shall I go on?

Quran 3:110

 You are the best community that ever emerged for humanity: you advocate what is moral, and forbid what is immoral, and believe in God. Had the People of the Scripture believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are the believers, but most of them are sinners.

Looking at the lines and then this meme it does not say Muhammad called Christians “dirty losers”. It actually says that during this new era of 600s AD, the peaceful muslims worshipping one God, WITHOUT a church structure and priesthood are the untainted people of the time. They are the new chosen ones to help spread the messages of the “scripture” before the revelations of the Quran. Since the Quran is only in the third chapter at this line, it obviously means that the previous scripture is the original gospel known as the Bible that was the wisdom given to Jesus and his disciples. 

Unfortunately like in every religion, there are people who say they believe in God and the words given to them, but they are sinners. These lines are not saying Christians are dirty losers, it is saying corruption and manipulation within the church structure now will make muslims be more discerning of who are their true brothers and sisters or who will back stab them not understanding that Islam will lead the Christians, Jews and Muslims towards peace just as it says in 2:62 of the Quran.

Quran 2:62

Those who believe, and those who are Jewish, and the Christians, and the Sabeans-any who believe in God and the Last Day, and act righteously-will have their reward with their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

The next line to take a look at on this meme suggesting the Quran is calling Christians dirty losers is:

2:121

Those to whom We have given the Scripture follow it, as it ought to be followed-these believe in it. But as for those who reject it-these are the losers.

This line talks about the people who do not follow the Bible and the words of God, are the losers of Heaven. If they are rejecting God after given the scripture through Jesus and the disciples, then these are the people who reject God-definitely NOT Christians.

Let’s take a look at the Christian side now of the meme:

Duet 13:6-10

If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, “Let us go and worship other gods” (gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other),do not yield to them or listen to them. Show them no pity. Do not spare them or shield them. You must certainly put them to death. Your hand must be the first in putting them to death, and then the hands of all the people. Stone them to death, because they tried to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

This is speaking about  stoning the pagans like the Ancient Greeks, and Egyptians because of the religious oppression that they put on the Christians and other monotheists, not the Arab Muslims at all. 

Revelation 2:16

15‘So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.16‘Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth. 17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.’

I don’t see any part in this verse saying Muslims are going to burn in hell. The name “Nicolaitans” is derived from the Greek word nikolaos, a compound of the words nikos and laos. The wordnikos is the Greek word that means to conquer or to subdue. The word laos is the Greek word for the people. It is also where we get the word laity. When these two words are compounded into one, they form the name Nicolas, which literally means one who conquers and subdues the people. It seems to suggest that the Nicolaitans were somehow conquering and subduing the people. So they were Greeks, not Arab muslims.

Matthew 15:26

25But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”27But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”…

Obviously this is talking about actual DOGS, not at all muslims, or even other human beings. This is because Jesus was trying to teach that although animals are special beings, food for your children should never be given to animals over a human. 

 

So do you see how damaging this ONE meme is to the mind and soul? There are many tests around the internet like this today. They are mirrors for your own soul to understand where you are and for God to look at. If you take something at face value without researching further to seek the truth, then that is a choice.

We are so smart these days. Technology gives us knowledge at the tips of our fingers today. It is important to discern where you get your info. There are religious texts all over the web in many different languages. If you want to check my references then go here:

http://www.clearquran.com.

http://biblehub.com/revelation/2-16.htm

 

But PLEASE realize that your free will has to do with also making the choice to use the God given mind you were given and not follow people blindly astray into hate and division.

It’s your choice to remain in the dark or come into the light.

 

 

Please Call to Support Professor Hawkins.

This has been going around the internet, and I called today and spoke with a woman named Lynn who said she “certainly will let them know”, sounds like she is getting lots of calls!

PLEASE Call 630-752-5000

Wheaton College is trying to fire a professor (Hawkins) just because she says Muslims and Christians worship the same God. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/us/wheaton-college-professor-hijab/

Of course they worship the same God. And if you don’t believe that, why be discriminated against?

I called and asked for the presidents office. And kindly said ” I would like to register my condemnation of trying to fire Professor Hawkins for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God. For saying that she should be praised for being so loving, harmonious, peaceful and true.”

Share this if you feel it.

 

From verse 2:62 in the Quran.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 190-200) The Family of Iram

190. In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, are signs for people of understanding.

191. Those who remember God while standing, and sitting, and on their sides; and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: “Our Lord, You did not create this in vain, glory to You, so protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

192. “Our Lord, whomever You commit to the Fire, You have disgraced. The wrongdoers will have no helpers.”

193. “Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to the faith: `Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins, and remit our misdeeds, and make us die in the company of the virtuous.”

194. “Our Lord, and give us what You have promised us through Your messengers, and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Surely You never break a promise.”

195. And so their Lord answered them: “I will not waste the work of any worker among you, whether male or female. You are one of another. For those who emigrated, and were expelled from their homes, and were persecuted because of Me, and fought and were killed-I will remit for them their sins, and will admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow-a reward from God. With God is the ultimate reward.”

196. Do not be impressed by the disbelievers’ movements in the land.

197. A brief enjoyment, then their abode is Hell. What a miserable resort.

198. As for those who feared their Lord: for them will be gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever-hospitality from God. What God possesses is best for the just.

199. Among the People of the Scripture are those who believe in God, and in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed to them. They are humble before God, and they do not sell God’s revelations for a cheap price. These will have their reward with their Lord. God is swift in reckoning.

200. O you who believe! Be patient, and advocate patience, and be united, and revere God, so that you may thrive.

My interpretation: 

The ending to this chapter that has been given to Muhammad to say as a prayer to the people for the people. Muhammad is told here to call on God and ask for Mercy and Forgiveness, and to keep leading them on the straight path. Those that have been humble and faithful in the past, have been noted by God, Gabriel is telling Muhammad.

And now it is time for the new muslims to help spread the message of unity and ways to peace between themselves and with God. They are being called to not be impressed by the wealth or power of the disbelievers…it is only temporary and nothing to strive for that takes precedence over faith.

This is a call to all people of all faiths that believe in God and pray in appreciation of what has been given to them. They have not been part of the religious leaders’ schemes to sell the words of God and alter the meanings. They will be united with the muslims as their brothers and sisters in Heaven. Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and other faiths we do not strongly define like Hinduism when practiced as monotheism, Muhammad is told they will be the righteous and will be welcomed to the Gardens just the same.

Quran 2:62

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

All the good people of the world, together as shining souls entering the gates of Heaven.

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Surah Ali-Imran: Chapter 3 (line 110-120) The Family of Iram

110. You are the best community that ever emerged for humanity: you advocate what is moral, and forbid what is immoral, and believe in God. Had the People of the Scripture believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are the believers, but most of them are sinners.

111. They will do you no harm, beyond insulting you. And if they fight you, they will turn around and flee, then they will not be helped.

112. They shall be humiliated wherever they are encountered, except through a rope from God, and a rope from the people; and they incurred wrath from God, and were stricken with misery. That is because they rejected God’s revelations, and killed the prophets unjustly. That is because they rebelled and committed aggression.

113. They are not alike. Among the People of the Scripture is a community that is upright; they recite God’s revelations throughout the night, and they prostrate themselves.

114. They believe in God and the Last Day, and advocate righteousness and forbid evil, and are quick to do good deeds. These are among the righteous.

115. Whatever good they do, they will not be denied it. God knows the righteous.

116. As for those who disbelieve, neither their possessions nor their children will avail them anything against God. These are the inhabitants of the Fire, abiding therein forever.

117. The parable of what they spend in this worldly life is that of a frosty wind that strikes the harvest of a people who have wronged their souls, and destroys it. God did not wrong them, but they wronged their own selves.

118. O you who believe! Do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm. They love to see you suffer. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their hearts conceal is worse. We have made the messages clear for you, if you understand.

119. There you are, you love them, but they do not love you, and you believe in the entire scripture. And when they meet you, they say, “We believe;” but when they are alone, they bite their fingers in rage at you. Say, “Die in your rage; God knows what is within the hearts.”

120. If something good happens to you, it upsets them; but if something bad befalls you, they rejoice at it. But if you persevere and maintain righteousness, their schemes will not harm you at all. God comprehends what they do.

My interpretation: 

God and the Angels are NOT PLAYING any longer with humanity. This constant bickering and warring going one between people of different religions, needs to stop. Gabriel is telling Muhammad that these leaders of religious systems are going to want to fight you. They can not detach from their stubbornness and ego, and so they will wish to kill the muslims that will be spreading unity without force.

There is no getting around this idea. The evil people within ALL religions and not part of religions, will experience the suffering they caused others. As the verses say there are good people from Christianity, and Judaism, and other religions. They do good on earth, and don’t hate or try to divide people different from them embracing the true teachings of the messengers and prophets.

Islam will be calling people to love and unity, but those who hate these ideas as followers of Satan will feel an envy and a hatred in their hearts. God and the Angels will know them and they will be reflected upon.

Good begets good-regardless of the path you take to God.

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