What Muslims Love About Islam?
What is it that you love about what you believe?
I want to hold this question with me, and I want to use this question for everybody I meet. Because this question not only shows depth, it shows some real, deep understanding, it’s a very good question. Because everybody believes something. Even an atheist believes there’s no God, right? So what a great way to say it! “What is it that you love about what you believe?” I know the answer to that! The question is, do you?
What I am very much in love with about what I believe is, I can prove every single word of it, I have proof, and I love that. Before, I had “faith.” And the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) told us, from the Christians who go from Christianity to Islam, they get a double reward. Why? Because you believed! You believed in Jesus and his message, and now you believe in me and my message, meaning there wasn’t a bit difference. You want double reward? That’s how you get it. Believe, and believe. Keep on believing’. And a little bit of logic:
If you knew that a New Testament came with Jesus, how could you not realize that another testament could come with a prophet after him? How could you deny that? And if you knew that Jesus was admonishing the Sanhedrin, the very people controlling the temple, how could you not realize that that’s the same thing that Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) did when he admonished those who had corrupted the religion afterwards. And especially amongst the Roman Catholics. It’s very clear that this is the same scenario happening again, if you want to be honest. But one of the thing we all have to deal with is the lies that we’ve been told since we were born. There’s a beautiful book, I wish you would read it. It’s written by an American professor of history; “The lies my teacher told me.” The lies my teacher told me. Look for it at Amazon. com or Borders Books & Music, or look for it with... Barnes and Noble? Get a copy of it. Because this is history he’s talking about, but if people have lied to us about this much history, what else have they lied to us about? And if you said “Well, at least I’m going to believe in people that are close to me, people I trust,” who is more trustworthy than you’re own mother? Who? Who?? Who is more trustworthy than your father? Your grandparents, uncles, aunts, all the rest of it. Who? More trustworthy. You ready for the answer? Okay Christians, I’m going to ask you a question: How old were you when you found out there was no Santa Claus? Think about it. Santa Claus. Because if somebody will lie to you that that’s close to you about something that’s very important to you, what else have you been lied to about? Check it out, think about it. But what I love about what I believe in, is we can prove it.
Sheikh Yusuf Estes