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Laura Poyneer’s Convert Story

29 Aug

Why did I convert to Islam

By: Laura M. Poyneer

I grew up and live near Seattle, in the United States.  My parents have never been particularly religiously observant, but my mother was raised a Roman Catholic and when I was a child she sent me to Sunday School regularly so I could decide for myself whether to become a Catholic. However, I could never understand the Trinity or other aspects of Christianity.

After I graduated from college, I had entered graduate school but I soon discovered that it was not the place for me. This left me at loose ends for a while, because I had not considered any other path than what I had been taking. It was during this period, when I was trying to decide what direction to take next, that I began studying various religions. I looked into Christianity somewhat, but I still did not understand it. I also briefly read about Buddhism, but this did not reach me either. Therefore, my study came to focus on Judaism and Islam.

In Christianity, there is often a great deal of emphasis on believing the right details of theology as the key to salvation, whereas both Judaism and Islam have a simple theology (God is One) and instead stress living according to the right way. I had not been familiar with this before but as I read further it came to be appealing to me. In the West, people tend to think of Judaism as being “Christianity without Jesus”, but in fact it is not very much like Christianity when practiced in the traditional ways, and is more similar to Islam. However, I did not seriously consider converting to Judaism because I did not agree, nor wanted to, with the idea that God had only sent His Scripture and His guidance to the Children of Israel. So after a few months, my study turned to Islam.
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The Bible: God’s Word Or Man’s Work?

29 Aug

The Bible: God’s Word Or Man’s Work?

 

Allah (s.w.t.) has said, “The Jews and Christians will never be satisfied with you unless you follow their form of religion”. However, as Islam in Australia is to stay and spread, some fanatical Christians have become noticably alarmed. Among those who are very concerned are ardent Zionist Christians like Jehovah Witnesses, Born-agains and their likes. For them, Islam is a curse from Satan and they are looking for a cure! This cure is the wholesome evangelism to all Muslims living on this continent. Surely, they have started their version of Holy War. The homes and hearths of unaware Muslims are under their constant barrage of propaganda emitted through the media . Therefore, in order for Muslims to defend themselves and plan to overcome this fateful war, we must arm ourselves with the appropriate knowledge of our adversaries’ weapon: the Bible. In this spirit and intention, I am writing this article.

The reader should be aware of the fact that Allah (s.w.t.) has already delivered His verdict on the Judaic-Christian scriptures, charging it with corruption and accusing its people of committing this appalling crime, when He said, “…Woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, ‘This is from Allah’ ” [2:79]. In the following lines, I shall try only to prove and substrate this Quranic warning with evidence taken only from the Bible itself.

The Bible: The Encyclopedia Britannica writes “There will be no Bible without a Church that CREATED it” 1 . However, the term “Holy Bible” was not used by any of the Bible writers. It was rather a late Christian invention to identify the compilation of their canonised writings. It is composed of two parts, the Old Testament (O.T.) and the New Testament (N.T.).
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