Islam, like all religions is veiled by mysterious rituals, strange customs and weird stories. Here are 10 Bizarre Facts About Islam!
10) What Would Jesus Do?
The Islam religion is definitely counter doctrine to the Christian faith. For example, Muslims believe that the gateway into heaven or paradise is worked out through one’s good deeds. This is the exact opposite of what the Christians believe Jesus died for on the cross. The true Christian church believes that they are unworthy creatures and that there is nothing that one can do to earn their way to heaven and Jesus teaches that faith in his sacrifice is the only way to redemption. However, the Christian sinner will feel convicted and experience sanctification.
9) Religion of Peace or Fanatical?
Fanatical Islam teaches that a good work is considered killing any non-Muslim in a battle. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said gave an example that to follow God is to your brother because the Samaritans were foreigners and the Jews disliked them. In the parable, Jesus condemns the priest and praises the Good Samaritan that helped the needy man. Followers of Islam claim that true Islam is a way of life that focuses on peace just like Christianity.
8) One God.
The Islam faith holds the belief in one God. They view Mohammed as a prophet, but they do not worship him. The Roman Catholic Church holds the doctrine of the Holy Trinity in which God is three persons in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Christian bible doesn’t really teach this outright, but there are scriptures that back this theory up. The Gospel According to John states that the Word existed in the beginning, the Word was with God and Word was God. The argument that Islam or Christians worship a false God can only be proved when either religion gets off course with the true teachings of peace and love for God and mankind.
7) No Pictures. Really? Even Velvet Elvis Must Go.
What Are Some of the Religious Misconceptions that Imprison the World? The followers of Islam are forbidden to have pictures up in their home. This may seem strange at first, but Judaism followers of Mosaic Law are held to the same beliefs when God commanded them not to make any carved images or likeness of any human shape or form. Judaism forbids the use of symbols and is very strict regarding art, although the hypocrisy can be seen in the Star of David. Christians follow the Ten Commandments regarding idols, but they display a cross to symbolize God.
6) Burka, Burka, Burka.
Muslim women must wear veils. This seems crazy to the modern American, but consider how nuns wear head coverings. Muslim women are simply trying to follow acts of submission spoken about by the Apostle Paul. The New Testament actually says that women should do this because God is the head of Jesus and Jesus is the head of man and man is the head of a woman. That being said, a woman’s actions in her submissiveness toward her husband and God are a manifestation of this truth. The same can be said for a man that follows God. Muhammad said, “The best among you are those who treat their wives well.” Still weird though.