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Why Does Islam Forbid Things?

Sometimes some of nonmuslims asked why Islam forbid so many things that they used to do and like. They found those things to be fun and accused muslims as irrational. But if we take a look again, every single thing that is forbidden by Islam has some SCIENTIFIC reasons behind it, not just simply a blind order. How so? Check these top 5 things that are forbidden by Islam and their scientific explanations!

 

1. ALCOHOL

Intoxicants were forbidden in the Qur’an through several separate verses revealed at different times over a period of years. At first, it was forbidden for Muslims to attend to prayers while intoxicated (4:43). Then a later verse was revealed which said that alcohol contains some good and some evil, but the evil is greater than the good (2:219). This was the next step in turning people away from consumption of it. Finally, “intoxicants and games of chance” were called “abominations of Satan’s handiwork,” intended to turn people away from God and forget about prayer, and Muslims were ordered to abstain (5:90-91). (Note – the Qur’an is not arranged chronologically, so later verses of the book were not necessarily revealed after earlier verses.)

In the first verse cited above, the word for “intoxicated” is sukara which is derived from the word “sugar” and means drunk or intoxicated. That verse doesn’t mention the drink which makes one so. In the next verses cited, the word which is often translated as “wine” or “intoxicants” is al-khamr, which is related to the verb “to ferment.” This word could be used to describe other intoxicants such as beer, although wine is the most common understanding of the word.

Muslims interpret these verses in total to forbid any intoxicating substance — whether it be wine, beer, gin, whiskey, or whatever. The result is the same, and the Qur’an outlines that it is the intoxication, which makes one forgetful of God and prayer, which is harmful. Over the years, the list of intoxicating substances has come to include more modern street drugs and the like.

The Prophet Muhammad also instructed his followers, at the time, to avoid any intoxicating substances — (paraphrased) “if it intoxicates in a large amount, it is forbidden even in a small amount.” For this reason, most observant Muslims avoid alcohol in any form, even small amounts that are sometimes used in cooking.

In scientific field, almost most people on earth knew that alcohol is bad for health. Here’s how alcohol can affect your body:

Short term

  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Upset stomach
  • Headaches
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Distorted vision and hearing
  • Impaired judgment
  • Decreased perception and coordination
  • Unconsciousness
  • Anemia (loss of red blood cells)
  • Coma
  • Blackouts (memory lapses, where the drinker cannot remember events that occurred while under the influence)

Brain:
Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination.

Heart:
Drinking  can damage the heart, causing problems including:

  • Cardiomyopathy – Stretching and drooping of heart muscle
  • Arrhythmias – Irregular heart beat
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure

Liver:
Heavy drinking takes a toll on the liver, and can lead to a variety of problems and liver inflammations including:

  • Steatosis, or fatty liver
  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis

Pancreas:
Alcohol causes the pancreas to produce toxic substances that can eventually lead to pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the pancreas that prevents proper digestion.

Cancer:
Drinking can increase your risk of developing certain cancers, including cancers of the:

  • Mouth
  • Esophagus
  • Throat
  • Liver
  • Breast

Immune System:
Drinking can weaken your immune system, making your body a much easier target for disease.   Drinking a lot on a single occasion slows your body’s ability to ward off infections – even up to 24 hours after getting drunk

 

2. PORK

Consumption of pork and products made from pork is strictly forbidden in Islam. The origin of this prohibition is in Surat al-Baqarah:

 

He has only forbidden you what dies of itself, and blood, and flesh of swine, and that over which any other (name) than (that of) Allah has been invoked; but whoever is driven to necessity, not desiring, nor exceeding the limit, no sin shall be upon him; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

— Qurʼan, Sura 2 (Al-Baqara), ayat 173

 

In scientific area, it is proven that pork contains some dangers towards human’s health. The pork and swine industry has been continually plagued, and continues to be so to this day, by a wide variety of hazardous infections and diseases, including:

  • PRRS — A horrendous disease, which I first reported on in 2001, but which had been a nightmare for many nations since the mid-1980s, is still alive and kicking today. At one point referred to as “swine mystery disease,” “blue abortion,” and “swine infertility,” the disease was finally named “Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome” (PRRS), and may afflict about 75 percent of American pig herds.

The PRRS virus primarily attacks the pig’s immune system, leaving its body open to a host of infections, particularly in the lungs. Initial research revealed that the virus was transmitted via semen, saliva and blood, leaving pigs herded closely together and transported in close quarters by trucks more susceptible to infection. However, according to research presented at the 2007 International PRRS Symposium, the disease is also airborne, making eradication efforts very difficult.

  • The Nipah Virus – Discovered in 1999, the Nipah virus has caused disease in both animals and humans, through contact with infected animals. In humans, the virus can lead to deadly encephalitis (an acute inflammation of your brain). I originally reported on this virus in 2000, but according to CDC data, the Nipah virus reemerged again in 2004.
  • Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) – According to a study in the journal Lancet, this virus can spread to people receiving pig organ transplants, and according to test tube studies, PERV strains do have the ability to infect human cells. PERV genes are scattered throughout pigs’ genetic material, and researchers have found that pig heart, spleen and kidney cells release various strains of the virus.
  • Menangle Virus In 1998, it was reported that a new virus infecting pigs was able to jump to humans. The menangle virus was discovered in August 1997 when sows at an Australian piggery began giving birth to deformed and mummified piglets.
  • Trichinosis – Pronounced As: trikinosis or trichiniasis trikinisis, parasitic disease caused by the roundworm Trichinella spiralis. It follows the eating of raw or inadequately cooked meat, especially pork. The larvae are released, reach maturity, and mate in the intestines, the females producing live larvae. The parasites are then carried from the gastrointestinal tract by the bloodstream to various muscles, where they become encysted. It is estimated that 10% to 20% of the adult population of the United States suffers from trichinosis at some time. In many people the disease exhibits no symptoms and is discovered only at autopsy. In others it causes diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms as the worms multiply in the digestive tract. When the larvae circulate through the bloodstream, the patient experiences edema, irregular fever, profuse sweating, muscle soreness and pain, and prostration. There may be involvement of the central nervous system, heart, and lungs; death occurs in about 5% of clinical cases. Once the larvae have imbedded themselves in the muscle tissue, the cysts usually become calcified; however, the infestation usually causes no further symptoms except fatigue and vague muscular pains. There is no specific treatment.
  • Pigs eat dung

Pigs eating dung

Pigs eat ANYTHING even their own dung! You are what you eat! So do you still want to eat something that eat feces? Eeew...

 

3. FREE SEX

Islam prohibits free-mixing between men and women. As a complete way of life, Islam has not failed to address the matter. Various scholars of Islam have formulated their opinions on this matter and acknowledged the practice of free-mixing as a crime punishable under Shari’ah laws. All of the Jurists have sourced their views from the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the prophet, using these as the basis of their argument. Islamic scholars are unanimous on this matter because the prophet of Islam left behind his words: “I have not left behind me any temptation more harmful for men than women”. Thus, it is clear that free sex is forbidden in Islam.

But people nowadays, especially in western,  is enjoying having free sex. Free sex has became a part of life style. Having a child out of wedlock is no shame anymore. They even invented “one night stand”.  They think that Islamic law to forbid free sex is not fun. The idea of free sex now becomes popular too amongst teenagers. But do they know that this law actually has a scientific reason?

First, pregnant before marriage is the common effects of free-sex. Most of the people who do free sex do not ready to get baby in their age and their status. This problem will address them to do abortion. Abortion will threat their life.

Second, sex diseases will threat people’s health. It can be gotten by male and female. Female will get sex disease such as herpes and female will get disease such as uterus cancer.
Third, lost of the future will shade especially the teenager’s life every time because their life had done to wrong activity. In environment, they will get different view. They are regarded as the unsuccessful human.
Therefore Islam forbid free sex because it is clear that free-sex is the wrong choice. The effects of free-sex can damage people’s life and future.
4. HOMOSEXUALITY AND LESBIANISM

The explanation and scientific reason can be found in my other post here.

 

5. GAMBLING

Islam forbid gambling, as can be seen in Surah Al-Baqarah in Quran.

 

[Quran 2:219-220] They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit.” They also ask you what to give to charity: say, “The excess.” GOD thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect, upon this life and the Hereafter …

 

*2:219 The world now recognizes that the economic benefits from manufacturing alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs are not worth the traffic fatalities, brain damage to children of alcoholic mothers, family crises, and other disastrous consequences.

 

[Quran 5:90-91] O you who believe, intoxicants, and gambling, and the altars of idols, and the games of chance are abominations of the devil; you shall avoid them, that you may succeed. The devil wants to provoke animosity and hatred among you through intoxicants and gambling, and to distract you from remembering GOD, and from observing the Contact Prayers (Salat). Will you then refrain?

 

Chapter 5 verse 90 and 91 are very strong injunctions against lottery, gambling and games of chance in Islam. What is the scientific reason behind this?

In some cases, gambling can become a problematic behavior causing many difficulties. This type of compulsive behavior is often called “problem gambling”. It is typically a progressive addiction that can have many negative psychological, physical and social repercussions.

Problem gambling is harmful to psychological and physical health. People dealing with this addiction can suffer from depression, migraine, distress, intestinal disorders and other anxiety related problems. Ultimately, severe problem gambling can lead to suicide. The rate of problem gambling has risen globally over the last few years.

Because of its harmful consequences, problem gambling has become a significant public health concern in many countries.

Problem gambling can become a progressive addiction. Some of the signs and symptoms can include:

  • craving for gaming
  • depression
  • feelings of remorse after gambling
  • gambler feels the need to bet more money more frequently
  • in spite of escalating losses, the person continues to gamble believing they will recuperate losses
  • increasing financial debt (using income and savings for gambling, borrowing money, resort to gambling to meet financial obligations..)
  • loss of control
  • loss of sleep
  • person persists in gambling behavior in spite of growing, severe, negative consequences
  • repetitive unsuccessful attempts to stop gambling
  • rising obsession with gambling
  • stress related problems (migraines, intestinal disorders..)
  • when attempting to refrain from gambling, the person becomes restless or irritable

Economy Effect of Gambling
Where is this money coming from? The money being lost is truly lost, by the gambler and to the general economy as well. In America, with gasoline prices at nearly $3 per gallon, housing costs rising, and pension plans in jeopardy, the casino cash machine will either run out of gas or turn to even more desperate forms of marketing addictions.

What is inevitable is Ohio casinos will be in competition with Cedar Point, Kings Island, the Browns, Bengals, the Buckeyes, the Indians and the Reds, the Cavs and the Blue Jackets. The entertainment and restaurant business, retail and real estate, movie theatres and the most upscale malls, all Ohio businesses will be in competition with the casino industry. An industry that teaches people to throw money away – just for fun.

Visit the Mountaineer Casino outside Newell, West Virginia and look at the evidence. One of the only new businesses the casino brought into the community was a strip club, which was closed due to a fire. Hancock County, home of the Mountaineer Casino has an unemployment rate nearly 50% higher than the state average.

Or visit Detroit, Michigan where three new casinos promised to renew the downtown area. Casinos came to town but lay-offs continued. The casino lights burn brightly but people still desperately struggle to pay their utility bills in a city named the “poorest city in America” in 2004.

What is inevitable, is casinos are a great deal for the people who own them. Everyone else gets a tip at best. These small percentage cuts from the take will hardly deal with the infrastructure costs, increased crime, court costs, and lost revenue from local casinos. Because no future state or local taxes can be levied upon the casinos proceeds, communities can expect no help from casino revenues for local schools or urgent community needs.

Family Effect of Gambling
Legal professor I. Nelson Rose describes Dr. Rachel Volberg as “the leading expert” on compulsive gambling in America.  Dr. Volberg considers 18-21 year olds three times more likely to have problems with gambling.  Dr. Howard J. Shaffer, director of the Harvard Medical School for Gambling Addictions states: “Today, there are more children experiencing adverse symptoms from gambling than from drugs… and the problem is growing.”

In 2005 a major study was released from Cleveland State University, paid for by casino backers. This study made no attempt to hide the frightening reality that opening statewide casinos in Ohio would result in the serious addiction of at least 109,000 Ohioans.

109,000 individuals unable to control their lives and resist the urge to gamble away everything.

109,000 homes where a mom or dad or teenager is at risk of losing everything they own and destroying their family.

109,000 thousand lives destroyed, families destroyed, households and businesses destroyed, futures destroyed.

Gambling addictions in America are rising at an alarming rate. The National Council on Problem Gambling recently acknowledged  the old estimate of one-percent of the population being hooked is no longer valid. They project the number is now closer to four to five percent of the population at risk.

Gambling addictions are among the most destructive of all addictions. The National Gambling Impact Study, commissioned by the Congress of the United States, reveals gambling addictions lead to increased risks of serious health problems, unemployment, divorce, bankruptcy and jail time.

So, gambling is not only bad for health but also for economy and family life.

 

CONCLUSION

From these samples of top 5 things that are forbidden by Islam, you can see that Islam did not order its followers to neglect some things at will, but because they have negative impacts for human even proved by science. The question is how can Quran mention some dangerous things and forbid them 1400 years ago, while at that time, all of these scientific reasons were not exist? The answer is because it came directly from Allah, the Almighty God, whose knowledge covers all.  Do you still doubt it after this?

 

Read also:

Islam is The Most Rational Religion

 

sources:

http://nitanitott.blogspot.com/2012/01/effect-of-free-sex.html

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/alcohol/short-term-long-term-effects.html

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/12/eating-pork.aspx

http://arkwriter.hubpages.com/hub/porkhazards

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/15929.php

http://islam.about.com/od/health/f/alcohol.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_dietary_laws

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Sex_Segregation_in_Islam

http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/faq/gambling_lottery_islam.html

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A Review Of Nonmuslim’s Argument on Islamic Forum

After half of year exploring many Islamic forums, I have met many nonmuslims who tried to enter the forum. There were several ones who really wanted to learn, but many of them tried to create chaos on Islamic forum. There were some pattern on how they acted :

1. Christian

Christians usually tried to preach whether directly or indirectly and engaged in debate about Islam vs christianity. A christian I had debate with only played with words and made endless debate. When asked to bring something scientific from christianity, he couldn’t do it. Another christian I met couldn’t answer why Adam wasn’t son of God while he didn’t have father and mother. You know, christians think that Jesus is son of God while he only didn’t have father, so why don’t they think that Adam is also the son of God? VERY STRANGE, isn’t it? Adam’s creation is clearly superior to Jesus so why he doesn’t deserve the title “son of God” from christian? Isn’t it “discrimination”?Back to the christian on that forum, he avoided me afterwards, moreover I had answered another of his statements critically that he couldn’t shot back. Another christian also tried to make Islam’s image bad but I had arguments with him and he couldn’t continue afterwards. It seems that christians can’t prove their belief and always avoid when they are unable to answer. I have heard that pope didn’t want to have debate with Ahmed Daedat when challenged. Why? If the religion is the truth, why must be afraid?

2. Atheist

I met atheists more often than christians on Islamic forum. There were two polite atheists I met online but most atheists I met were up to no good. They usually started a debate, couldn’t prove whatever they were arguing then REPEATED the same arguments over and over again thus making the thread endless. They were more stubborn than christians and sometimes insult, thankfully they were either punished or banned after that.

3. Troll

Could be any nonmuslim out there, they were planning to attack Islamic forum by posting bias articles and misleading questions about Islam. They usually use very polite words to avoid ban but at the same time keep attacking Islam. Almost same as atheist above, they will pretend to not understand whatever explanations muslims write and keep posting and repeating the same question over and over again (maybe because there are some atheists within them). Usually they use new accounts and multiply those accounts either when they are banned or so they will look like so many. Some of them will pretend to be muslim as well but their disguise will be easy to be guessed from their arguments which are not Islamic. If meeting a troll like this, the easy way is reporting to moderator and asking them to be banned. Argue with them proven to be useless. I proudly had made some of these trolls banned.

So yeah,those are several types of nonmuslims I met on Islamic forum. From nonmuslims I met online, I can conclude that they are incapable of proving that their belief is true. They could not produce any arguments to counter my arguments and they could not find any scientific articles that support their belief. They only can play with words, avoid, or repeat the have-already-answered-arguments over and over again. Well, what I want to say is THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL. Islam will always win over any arguments because it is logical and supported by science. Over time, Quran’s contents will be proven through latest science, something that I think is lacking from any religions. Some religions even contradict with science and punished their scientists who prove that their teachings were wrong. Islam on the other hand is not like that and keeps enjoying more proofs from science. That is the strong evidence that Islam is indeed the truth because no falsehood will ever been found in Islam. If you want to see some example of miracle of Quran, go to here:

http://www.scienceislam.com

https://nessiaprincess.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/islam-is-the-most-rational-religion/

As for me, I have decided to leave Islamic forum as I wrote here:

https://nessiaprincess.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/bye-islamic-forum/

I am not belong there because of the management that is not Islamic in my opinion.
That is all. Whatever I wrote here is purely, 100% my experience. If you don’t believe me, you can go to Islamic forum yourself and Insya Allah you will see what I told you. I hope you will be enlighted by that and realize that Islam is indeed the truth.

Here Are Simple Things To Do To Help Gaza!

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Surely you knew what the zionists have done to innocent civillians in Gaza. As we speak, the civillians are dying because of bombs that strangely fall into their residents, not just targeting military HQ.

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If you are muslim or simply have a good heart, it is the time to show our solidarity towards them. Let’s do something to ease the sufferings of people in Gaza.
Here are the list of simple things you can do to help Gaza :

1. Pray

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The very least that we can do is praying for people in Gaza. For muslim, don’t forget to pray for them after daily prayers. It is highly recommended to do special prayer like Salat Hajat or Tahajjud so our prayers have higher chance to be granted. If you don’t know how to perform those prayers above, you can search through book/video/internet, ask to the nearest Imam around you, or contact me

2. Spread The News

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Do you have any social media accounts like twitter, blog, forum, etc? Use it to spread the news about atrocities in Gaza so more people will aware and  care about current situation there. Follow/add any accounts in social media that rely live report from Gaza and spread their messages. For example, in twitter, you can follow @MoGaza @RanaGaza @ShahdAbusalama @MajedAbusalama @jncatron @YousefAlJamal @AJELive or @AlQassamBrigade
You can use another communication tools as well like email, sms, ems, mms, phone, skype, chatting, blackberry message/broadcast, etc.
You also can print brochures about Gaza and give them freely to people around you or print poster about Gaza and put it on public board. Even mouth to mouth is okay!

3. Fill Online Petition

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Sometimes online petition will make our voices easier to be heard. Here are some online petitions about Gaza you can participate:

http://www.petitiononline.com/SaveGaza/petition.html

http://petition.cair.com

http://www.avaaz.org/en/gaza_end_the_siege/

4. Boycott zionist’s Supporter’s Products

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This is a peaceful way to end the injustice in Gaza. By not buying any companies’ products which support zionist, we can decrease their incomes and make them aware that public dislike their supports to masssacre. Some companies have collapsed or withdrawn/minimalized their supports because of this action. You can see the list of the products here:

http://www.inminds.co.uk/boycott-israel-2012.php

5. Donate

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There are many nonprofit organizations that care for Palestine and need your financial support. You can help by donating even if it is just a little. Here are some reliable organizations you can trust your donations with:

http://www.map-uk.org/donate1/emergency_gaza_disaster_appeal/

http://www.pcrf.net/get-involved/donate/

6. Arrange Peaceful Demonstration

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You can help to arrange peaceful demonstration about Gaza in your region. You can invite your friends from neighbourhood, school, campus, work, community, internet, etc. This way, hopefully media will cover your action and broadcast your message about Gaza to greater coverage. If no media covers your action, use social media to spread the news of your peaceful demonstration.

Of course no one demands you to do all things above at once, although it will be good if you can do it. You can do one or some things above, depending on your capability. The most important thing is you are willing to help. Doing a few actions are much more appreciated than doing nothing at all.
That’s it from me. If you have another way to help Gaza, don’t hesitate to add on comment.
I hope more people will care and act for Gaza. Spread the news world wide!
May Allah grant people of Gaza patience and endurance to face this hard test. Amin

My Twitter Is Weird Today Because Of Gaza?

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So, basically today I wanted to support Palestine that has been bombarded heavily by israel by tweeting as much as I could about it. And what happened then? I hit twitter limit!
It was so weird because I only actively tweeted for 1-2 hours. And I have been 3 years using twitter and there were days where I insanely tweeted about anything but NEVER hit my limit. I can swear that I have tweeted more than this before and just fine. SO, WHAT HAPPENED HERE?
Is it part of social media war againts Palestine? Because I read from a tweet of @MajedAbuSalama today that he got difficulty as well in posting pro-Palestine content in facebook. Twitter owns by US, the supporter of israel,while facebook made by a jew. So,it just makes sense to think that they support their owners’ policies.
If it is right that my twitter is limited just because of my tweets about Gaza then I won’t hesitate to delete my twitter account. I will support Palestine whatever it takes! We, muslims, are family after all! Go, Palestine! Allahuakbar!

15 Reasons For Muslim To Live In Indonesia

indonesia mapIndonesia (Posted Imagei/ˌɪndəˈnʒə/ IN-də-NEE-zhə or /ˌɪndˈnziə/ IN-doh-NEE-zee-ə), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia Indonesian pronunciation: [rɛpʊblɪk ɪndɔnɛsɪa]), is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands.It has 33 provinces with 244.775.796 people on 2012, and is the world’s fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation’s capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world’s sixteenth largest by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity.

So, why muslims should live in this country? Here are the reasons:

 

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1. Islam is the dominant religion in Indonesia, which also has largest Muslim population in the world, with approximately 207.176.162 identified as Muslim as of 2012. With these many muslim people, you will not suffer from any discriminations. Woman wearing hijab can be seen anywhere and no one will mock or forbid you to practise your religion. These people will even encourage you to do so!

muslimah kerja 2. While most of its people embracing Islam, Indonesia respects human rights, emancipation, and freedom of speech

istiqlal-mosque1 3. There are approximately 643.843 Masjid in all around the country. So, you can just take a walk for a few minutes before seeing a Masjid from another.Because of this, adzan can be heard in a loud sound, five times a day. So you can’t miss your prayer time here

urlm 4. Nearly all companies in this country won’t forbid you to do daily prayers and hajj/pilgrimage. They also will respect Ramadhan, even the government has issued a regulation for the companies to give special bonus (THR) to support your needs on Eid ul-Fitr. There are also special holidays to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr, usually up to a week. You will get a holiday too on Eid ul-Adha

41O9b9FrrCL._SL500_AA300_ 5. Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia, the widely spoken language, is one of the easiest language in the world! There are no tenses or genders words and it’s written using the normal Latin letters. Learn basic Indonesian online freely and while living in Indonesia, your speaking ability will increase automatically. Perhaps in a year or so, you can be rather fluent in Indonesian!

jilbab-1 6. Indonesian is one of the friendliest people on earth, proven by several surveys such as Lonely planet and Skyscanner.com

food 7. Halal food can be found everywhere in this country, from a five star restaurant to local food stall. Well, what do you expect from a majority muslim country? Indonesia also has delicious foods. Rendang and nasi goreng were named to be most delicious food in the world by CNNGo on 2011.

rupiah 8. The cost of living in Indonesia is relatively small. You can live a moderate life in a big city in Indonesia only with 200 US dollar per month. For a family, perhaps 400 US dollar per month will do. If you live in small city, it will take less. So you can save your money from now before decide to move to Indonesia a couple years later.

masjidku 9. Indonesian has a big tendency to be tolerant. You can see that there are several other religions in Indonesia that live in harmony with Islam.

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10. Indonesia is one of the most beautiful country in the world according to United Kingdom’s leading leisure travel company website, First Choice. Indonesia has many beautiful travelling sites such as Bali which has been so famous, Raja Ampat (for diving), Lombok, Lake Toba, etc. So you will never run out a place to go on holiday!

indonesian-climate-hazard-map2-300x225 11. Indonesia has a tropical climate, meaning it has only rainy season and summer. The day and the night take the same time, 12 hours. Eventhough it will be rather hot for the foreigners, but you will have a balance day and night time all year and no harsh winter ever come to this place. Usually we will fast for 13-14 hours on Ramadhan.

anak-ind 12. You will have experience to live with people from hundreds of different races without even going too far!

166940_10150481973064049_615804048_8422399_1212919745_n 13. The content of media,and basically everything else,is usually free of anti-Islamic values.

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14. You can have servants to help you to do anything in affordable salary.

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15. Want to know how is it to be under Sharia Law? Go to Aceh, one of Indonesia’s provinces and the only one which based on Sharia law! WIth 98% of the people of Aceh being muslim, you will have an experience to live amongst true muslim population. It is not called as “Veranda to Meccafor nothing

 

Of course Indonesia is not a perfect country, but generally, it is a good place to live as a muslim. So, how’s your opinion? ;)

Islam and Homosexuality

WHAT ISLAM SAY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY?

 

“For ye practise your lusts on men in preference to women: Ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.  (The Noble Quran, 7:81)”

“(We also sent) Lot (as an apostle): behold, He said to his people, “Do ye do what is shameful though ye see (its iniquity)?  (The Noble Quran, 27:54)”

“Would ye really approach men in your lusts rather than women? Nay, ye are a people (grossly) ignorant!  (The Noble Quran, 27:55)”

 

Also these hadiths:

 

Rasulullah (pbuh) said, “Indeed, I feared the most action will befall my people are acts committed by the people of Lut. “(Narrated by Ibn Majah no. 2563)

Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam also said: “Whoever witness someone committing the people of Lut (homosexuality), then kill the perpetrators.” (Reported by Ahmad and Sunan Ashabus)

He (pbuh) also said in another hadith:

‘Abd al-Rahman, the son of Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, reported from his father: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said:  “A man should not see the private parts of another man, and a woman should not see the private parts of another woman, and a man should not lie with another man under one covering, and a woman should not lie with another woman under one covering.   (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Menstruation (Kitab Al-Haid), Book 003, Number 0667)”

“Allah will not look at a man who makes love to another men or women from their anus.”  (from at-Tirmidzi, an-Nasai, and Ibnu Hibban)

 

So, it is clear that Islam really can’t compromise with homosexuality. Moreover there are a lot of stories of prophet Lot in Quran that proves that homosexuality is wrong according to Islam. The references to Lot in the Qur’an can be found here.

 

VIEWS

Men are created equal, from the clay. Humans are also born with all the advantages and weakness. Like a metal, such as gold, silver and others.

“Man is like a precious metal. The best in the jahiliyyah, will be the best in the Islamic.” (from al-Bukhari 1238).

With the advantages of each, man was given the ability to do good, and with each of its shortcomings, the people will have to fight the temptation of lust and bad tendencies.

Yes, each of us has flaws, and in order to survive in the truth, we must force ourselves.

People are born with different sexual tendencies, also including any disabilities such as gay. That man was born in a state of sickness.

But of course it takes hard work to overcome the disease. So, we have to reassure ourselves as the Lord  has said by the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam,

“Whenever Allah revealed the disease, surely Allah sent down the remedy. ” (from al-Bukhari (6578)

 

WHY WE MUST AVOID HOMOSEXUALITY?

It is very risky to lead a life of a homosexual. Read this:

The Vulnerable Risks Faced By Homosexual
Clinical Category
By: Veronica Adesla, S.Psi
Jakarta, March 13, 2009

Each identity status attached to a person, every decision made, every action taken must contain risk. Even life itself is a risk that must be lived and dealt with. Likewise, sexual identity, be it heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, everything has risks that must be lived and dealt with.
Talking about homosexuality, the risks faced by vulnerable homosexual, can be viewed from two perspectives, namely by: sources of risk and risk types.

1. Sources of Risk
Based on the sources of risk can be the source / origin where the risk comes. The risk faced by the homosexual vulnerable can be divided into two:

a. Risks that must be faced from the external environment
The presence of homosexuals in society and in interacting / socializing with the environment constantly exposed to laws, norms, values, and the written and unwritten rules, and prevailing stereotypes in society. For example, state law does not allow the marriage between the same sex, religious norms that do not allow homosexual relationships, unwritten rule that applies in the community to avoid relationships with homosexuals, closing opportunities for homosexuals to work / work, school or any occasion to health care the same as another.
The above situation has the potential to produce a reaction and treatment from the surrounding environment. Some are being used, there is a look at one eye, others to the treatment is not as exciting as ostracized, excluded / shunned by family, friends, and work environment, and society.
This is a bit of an overview risks often faced by homosexuals when they are in the midst of society and establish interaction / socializing with their environment. Do not close the possibility of homosexuals who face different situations and responses from the public. This is because of legal and cultural differences prevailing between one society to another. Thus it is very possible some of homosexuals in a society with a culture and values ​​of a particular risk to the different treatment of homosexuals in society B to the culture and values ​​are not the same.

b. Risks stemming from his own behavior / lifestyle
This lifestyle includes ways, manners, and habits both in expressing a particular sexual orientation, socialization, and daily living.
Certain lifestyle risk homosexuals can adversely affect physical and mental health and emotional, such as multiple sexual partners in sexual intercourse, sexual intercoursewhich is not safe (not using condoms); doing anal sex; drink loud and drugs.
A study of homosexual men shows that more than 75% of homosexual men admitted to having sex with more than 100 different males in their lifetime: approximately 15% claimed to have had 100-249 sex partners, 17% claimed 250-499, 15% claimed 500-999 and 28% claimed more than 1,000 lifetime sexual partners. (Bell AP, Weinberg MS. Homosexualities. New York 19781).
Promiscuity among lesbian women is less extreme, but is still higher than among heterosexual women. Many ‘lesbian’ women also have sex with men. Lesbian women were more than 4 times as likely to have had more than 50 lifetime male partners than heterosexual women. (Fethers K et al. Sexually transmitted infections and risk behaviours in women who have sex with women. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2000; 76: 345-9.1)
Lifestyle as risk to the disruption of physical health, such as STI’s (Sexual Transmitted Infections) / STD’s (Sexual Transmitted Diseases), including HIV-AIDS, and impaired mental health and emotional, such as excessive anxiety, depression, destructive / self-harm, etc. .

2. Type of Risk
Based on the type of risk, the risk faced by the vulnerable homosexual can be divided into three:

a. Risks associated with mental health and emotional
London, 17 September 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study in the UK found that 50% of homosexuals are more prone to depression and drug use when compared to a normal population, the report Health24.com.
A 2004 issue of the The British Journal of Psychiatry, published a study of the high rates of mental illness in gay males, lesbians, and bisexual men and women. The study surveyed mental health problems faced by gays and bisexuals in England and Wales between September, 2000 and July, 2002. The survey was of 2,430 gays and bisexuals over the age of 16 years. It found high rates of planned or actual deliberate self-harm among these groups: 42% of gay males; 43% of lesbians; 49% of bisexual men and women. A similar study published by the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (Vo. 71, No. 1, 53-61, 2003) found the following: Gay men and bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual males to be diagnosed with at lest one of five mental health disorders. Lesbian-bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women to report mental health-related problems in the year prior to being interviewed. 24% of lesbian, bisexual women were co-morbid for two or more mental disorders in the previous year.
After analyzing 25 earlier studies on sexual orientation and mental health, researchers, in a study published in the medical journal BMC Psychiatry, also found that the risk of suicide jumped over 200% if an individual had engaged in a homosexual lifestyle.
Two extensive studies published in the October 1999 issue of American Medical Association Archives of General Psychiatry confirmed the existence of a strong link between homosexuality and suicide, as well as other mental and emotional problems.
Youth who identify themselves as homosexual, lesbian and bisexual are four times more likely than their peers to suffer from major depression; three times more likely to suffer anxiety disorders, four times more likely to suffer conduct disorders, six times more likely to suffer from multiple disorders and more than six times more likely to have attempted suicide.
The data on research conducted by various sources on to justify the risk of mental health disorders and emotional on homosexuality, such as: depression, mental disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders (conduct-sexual molestation or physical / sexual or physical abuse), hurt / hurt themselves, to suicidal behavior.

The dynamics of the causes of mental disorders and emotional
What caused mental and emotional health disorders as such in homosexual? There are several explanations on this subject:
* Psychological distress of suffering / unpleasant conditions, such as homophobia; HIV-AIDS; non-HIV STD’s such as syphilis, Anal Cancer, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Genital Warts; body image issues. Psychological stress can make a homosexual become stressed and when he is not able to deal with this stress (distress), he gets out of control and unable to control himself. In such a situation this person is controlled entirely by the negative emotions in him such as: depression, anxiety / fear of excessive, self-pity, anger, jealousy, etc..

* Negative self image
Negative self-image occurs when one views and believes himself unworthy, inferior (not humble), And helplessness (internalized homophobia).

“Negative self image is views self as socially inept, unappealing, or inferior to others” ([url=”http://www.medical-dictionary.com”%5Dwww.medical-dictionary.com%5B/url%5D)

The concept of internal homophobia look at an idea where we are building a negative self image of ourselves result of the treatment of others towards us during our sexuality.
Negative self-image formed in a homosexual when he was faced with: a painful past experiences (rejected and mistreated / abused physically and emotionally by family, friends in childhood, or at school); unpleasant treatment from society ( homophobia) as to: impose certain stereotypes about homosexuals, download cap or certain negative labeling, pressure / force values, attitudes, or certain actions, as well as discriminatory factor in such things as laws, norms, values, and certain rules
A homosexual said: “Homophobia can cause stress, worry and derpression. It harms our physical and mental health. It can affect how some of us value ourselves and our future. We might try to cope with the pressure through drink, drugs, smoking or sex “

* Engaging in homosexual intercourse
In an interview with Zenit News, Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, a child and adult psychiatrist in practice for more than 27 years, said, “Compared to controls who had no homosexual experience in the 12 months prior to the interviews, males who had any homosexual contact within that time period were much more likely to experience major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Females with any homosexual contact within the previous 12 months were more often diagnosed with major depression, social phobia or alcohol dependence
He concluded by saying, “Men and women with a history of homosexual contact had a higher prevalence of nearly all psychiatric disorders measured in the study. These findings are the result of a lifestyle marked by rampant promiscuity and an inability to make commitments, combined with unresolved sadness, profound insecurity, anger and mistrust from childhood and adolescence.”
Perceptions and attitudes toward homosexual sexual relationships have consequences for mental and emotional health. When he put the negative perceptions and attitudes towards sexual relationships,the unpleasant feelings will come in and disturb him.
Perceptions and negative attitudes can manifest guilt, fear, shame, the belief that sexual intercourse is not doing well, the belief that sexual intercourse does not on his own free will, the belief that sexual intercourse he did not bring in anything, do not give anything meaningful, or there will be no end, making sexual intercourse as an escape or outlet for negative emotions they feel, etc.. Consequently, after each tasting pleasure moment, he actually injured by his useless, in the sense of loneliness, emptiness, guilt, sin, etc..
Eventually the chain formed pathological (unhealthy), having sex then feel hurt, end up hurting yourself and then seek pleasure / things to please him (treat the pain) to have sexual intercourse again and then repeated again and thus so on.
According to Sanderson (www.lesbianinformationservice.org 1995), the effects of staying in the closet / coming out for lesbian women in particular homosexuality, is:
a. Avoidance of intimacy especially from people nearby, as well as putting strain in conjunction with a partner.

b. Lead to depression, alcohol dependence, drug abuse, suicide and other behaviors that hurt themselves.
Coming out is a process of self-discovery or receipt of notification of orientation and lesbian or gay (homosexual) an individual to someone

b. Risks associated with physical / biological
Risky sexual behavior can interfere with physical / biological of homosexuals. Such as: sexual intercourse freely / multiple partners even with strangers; perform unsafe sex such as: do not use condoms and do not know the diagnosis / sexual health status (HIV-AIDS, venereal disease) of the couple, and perform anal sex is great risk of physical / biological of homosexuals.
Dr. Xiridou was studying the spread of HIV among homosexuals in The Netherlands and found that HIV was spread more rapidly among homosexual couples who considered themselves to be in “steady” relationships. These couples failed to engage in “safe sex” and were involved in 6-10 additional sexual encounters outside of the primary relationship each year. Those who considered their sexual relationships “casual” engaged in 16-28 sexual encounters outside of the primary relationship each year. (AIDS,17:1029-1038, 2003)
British health officials in 2004 also expressed concern about homosexuals who use the internet to locate sex orgies, where HIV-infected and non-infected homosexuals engage in unprotected sex
“An epidemiological study” from Vancouver, Canada of data tabulated between 1987 and 1992 for AIDS-related deaths reveals that male homosexual or bisexual practitioners lost up to 20 years of life expectancy. The study concluded that if 3 percent of the population studied were gay or bisexual, the probability of a 20-year-old gay or bisexual man living to 65 years was only 32 percent, compared to 78 percent for men in general. The damaging effects of cigarette smoking pale in comparison-cigarette smokers lose on average about 13.5 years of life expectancy

Risks of health problems that can be experienced from unhealthy sexual behavior are as follows:

* HIV-AIDS
A 1997 New York Times article reported that a young male homosexual has about a 50 percent chance of getting HIV by middle age. (Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Gay Culture Weighs Sense and Sexuality,” New York Times (Late edition, east coast), November 23, 1997, section 4, p.1)
As of 1998, 54 percent of all AIDS cases in America were homosexual men and according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) nearly 90 percent of these men acquired HIV through sexual activity with other men. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1998, June, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 10 (1)).
Even more alarming, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention reported in 1998 that an estimated half of all new HIV infections in the United States are among people under 25. Among 13-to 24-year-olds, 52 percent of all AIDS cases reported among males in 1997 were among young men who have sex with men. (CDC Fact Sheet: “Young People at Risk,” Center for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, July 24, 19984)
In November, 2003, the CDC stated that HIV infection rates had risen in 29 states. There are an estimated 40,000 new HIV infections yearly with 70% of these being among men. Of those men who are infected, 60% are infected through homosexual sex; 25% through IV drug abuse; and 15% through heterosexual sex.
In April, 2005, the CDC released results of a study of 5,600 gay and bisexual men on their sex habits and attitudes about being tested for HIV. Ten percent of those surveyed were HIV positive. The CDC discovered that among those who were HIV positive, 77% were unaware that they were infected and 50% had engaged in unprotected sex during the previous six months.

Meanwhile, according to WHO data, the number of people living with HIV in Asia increased by more than 150%. Indonesia is the country with the fastest growing HIV epidemic. According to data of NAC (National AIDS Commission), in Indonesia until 30 September 2007 the cumulative number of AIDS cases were reported to be: 10 384 cases. This achievement is obtained based on reports from 32 provinces or 186 districts / cities. Mode of transmission of cumulative AIDS cases reported through: IDU (Injecting Drug Users) 49.5%, 42% Heterosexual, and Homosexual 4% .
When seen from this data, as the case of AIDS through homosexual relations is fairly minimal. However, subsequent data will mention the vulnerability of homosexuals to IDU (49%). Therefore homosexuals should remain sensitive and caring in dealing with the phenomenon of 4% (+ / – 415 people) of homosexuals living with HIV â € “AIDS. A description of the relationship between the susceptibility Homosexual IDU will be described hereinafter.

* Anal Cancer
According to J. R. Daling et.al, “Correlates of Homosexual Behavior and the Incidence of Anal Cancer,” Journal of the American Medical Association 247, no.14, 9 April 1982, pp. 1988-90, the risk of anal cancer soars by 4000 percent among those who engage in anal intercourse.
In 2004, health officials in King County, Washington, reported a dramatic rise in cases of anal cancer as a result of homosexual sex.
*    STI’s / STD’s lainnya, seperti: chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidium, giardia lamblia, herpes simplex virus, human papilloma virus (HPV) or genital warts, isospora belli, microsporidia, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis types B & C and syphilis.

While ‘always’ condom use reduces the risk of contracting HIV by about 85%, Condoms, even when used 100% of the time, fail to give adequate levels of protection against many non-HIV STDs such as Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Herpes, Genital Warts and others. The only safe sex is, apart from abstinence, mutual monogamy with an uninfected partner. (Sex, Condoms, and STDs: What We Now Know. Medical Institute for Sexual Health. 2002).

c. Risks of both mental & emotional health and physical health / biological
The behaviour below regarding to the risk of the damage of physical condition, physical / biological and mental & emotional of a homosexual. These two factors are connected / correlated with one another.

* Domestic Violence / Sex – Physical – Emotional Abuse
Relationships among homosexuals are often marred by violence, whether it is sexual, physical, or emotional. The motive behind it is often due to problems / mental and emotional disorders in the person of the homosexuals.
In 2003, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs issued a study on the high rate of domestic violence among homosexual couples. The group tracked violent incidents among gay couples from 2002 and found 5,000 cases, including four murders. The statistics gathered are thought to be only a fraction of the total number of violent incidents.
A study by Susan Turrell entitled “A descriptive analysis of Same-Sex Relationship Violence for a Diverse Sample,” and published in the Journal of Family Violence (vol 13, pp 281-293), found that relationship violence was a significant problem for homosexuals. Forty-four percent of gay men reported having experienced violence in their relationship; 13 percent reported sexual violence and 83 percent reported emotional abuse. Levels of abuse ran even higher among lesbians with 55 percent reporting physical violence, 14 percent reporting sexual abuse and 84 percent reporting emotional abuse.
According to a summary of this study by Knight-Ridder, studies have estimated that domestic violence among gay males ranges from 12% to 36%, which is roughly the same as for heterosexual women. In the coalition study, 34% had experienced psychological/symbolic battering; 22% had experienced physical battering, and 5% sexual battering.
In a separate study published in The Journal of Men’s Studies, (March 22, 2003), researchers noted that a survey of gay domestic violence in 2000 revealed that of 52 respondents, 79% had experienced pushing, shoving, or grabbing; 77% had experienced restraining or the blocking of an exit by a partner; 64% had experienced punching, hitting, or striking with hands or fists; 54% had been slapped3.  
A 1998 study revealed that of those surveyed, 62% had been threatened with a weapon and 85% had experienced significant property or financial loss from an angry partner. In addition, 39% had been forced to have sex against their will by a homosexual partner.

* Substance Abuse / Drug Abuse (narcotics, psychotropic and addictive substances)
Mental and emotional problems, as well as lifestyle / homosexual lifestyle may predispose a person to use drugs and drink alcohol. Substance abuse additives include drugs (ectasy, putauw / heroin, marijuana, morphine, cocaine / crystal methamphetamine, cannabis), and liquor. Substance abuse can affect health such as (disorders of the brain, nerves, liver, etc..), Also can affect mental and emotional health (to be more emotional, more numb / no feeling, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, etc..).
Drug abuse and drinking makes a person is in a state not fully aware of, and in such circumstances the person can not control / control himself. At such times, a lot of risk that must be ready to face.
Studies from around the world indicate that drug use is high among homosexual couples. A report published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitutuion (18 April, 2004), indicating an increasing trend among young homosexual men, which they use to maintain the ecstasy of sexual activity during an orgy in progress. Those who use ecstasy three times more likely to acquire HIV.
Studies from around the globe all point to continued high rates of substance abuse among homosexuals. A report published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (April 18, 2004), indicated that there’s a growing trend among young homosexual males to use Crystal Meth to prolong sexual activities during sex orgies. Those using Crystal were three times as likely to be HIV infected.

Health officials in Seattle reported in 2001 that drug use among homosexuals was on the rise as a way of increasing sexual pleasure. Drug use is related to unprotected and anonymous sex among homosexual males. The Midwest AIDS Prevention Project published the following statistics on substance abuse among homosexuals in 2004:
Nearly 10% of gay and bisexual men responding to a Michigan Department of Community Health survey reported that they had engaged in unprotected sex when they were high or drunk. Among gay male teenagers, 68% reported alcohol use; 44% reported drug use; among lesbians: 83% had used alcohol; 56% had used drugs.
In a 1992 survey of San Francisco lesbian and bisexual women, 30% had used drugs other than alcohol; one in seven women had experienced violence when drunk or high; and 29% reported sexual abuse.
According to this article, “Data consistently show that drug use—particularly intravenous drug use—is associated with about a 40% increased risk of HIV infection.” (Sharon Worcester, “Drug abuse in gay men linked to other issues: depression, partner abuse, and childhood sexual abuse are often intertwined with drug abuse,” (Family Practice News, March 1, 2005.)

 

So, even the science has proven that being a gay (and lesbian) will bring many disadventages in life.

 

HOW TO CURE A GAY?

First, the actual co-operation is needed in order to overcome this gay ‘disease’. It is a cooperation between yourself, and of course, parents, neighborhood, and education/work environtment. That is, if the tendency is visible in everyday life.

For example, the tendency of like to play with the opposite sex alone, insecure attitude when dealing with the same species, especially the tendency to wear feminine dress, it should be anticipated early.

Parents are the most mandatory anticipating it. Many parents are just proud to see her daughter looks tomboy, or a son look feminine. They even support by providing clothing, toys, and friends to hang out in accordance with the tendency of these children. This is very dangerous!

Teachers, friends and the environtment can also be a cause of whether the tendency will decrease, or even increase.

However, the most important is yourself. When one realizes the tendency is not normal, moreover if it had known the laws of Sharia, immediately declare”war” against these unlawful tendencies.

Remember on the Quran and hadiths which forbid homosexuality will make a strong motivation, to fight one’s limitations, so as not to get caught up in sin and sinners.

Second, say to yourselves, just how evil is the deeds. So you are getting motivated to fight it.

Third, don’t keep your relationships with men who interest you. It is considered dangerous, try to avoid a lot of meetings with them.

Fourth, cultivate self-motivation, “I am real man”. Be strong in determination, “I will get married, and ‘Insha Allah’ will have children.”, And similar determinations, wrapped in a good motivation as recommended by the Shari’a.

Fifth, pray and dhikr. Also do a special prayer, asking God to give relief from the disease.

Sixth, try asking for prayers for special people, parents, close friends, and people who are considered righteous, or small children. “I have a disease. Pray, for my illness recover quickly. ”

Seventh, do not forget to do the effort to cure the disease medically. I suggest to perform a variety of alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, reflexology, avasinologi,hypnotism, and the like to be the perfect man. That stimulates the production of the male hormones, and suppress the growth of female hormones. I highly recommend taking herbs. But note, which is needed is not strong medicine, but herbs, which help produce male hormones.

I also recommend doing a lot of typical male sports, especially bodybuilding and martial arts. Perhaps, martial “thifan po khan”, I suggest. Because I heard that this martial, distinguished between movements and exercises for men and women. Any matters relating to the activities of man, tends to force the growth hormone manliness. And vice versa.

In the future, do not be swayed by Western propaganda that tries to legalize the presence of gay along their immoral actions and deeds. Yes, that they are lovable and loved, but by no means allowed to grow up with a disease that they have. But it should be approached and treated properly, so back to being a normal man.

There was a young man asked Shaykh Salih al-Munajjid, may Allah forgive him and have mercy on him-about tendency of some people’s thoughts that trying to justify homosexual under the pretext that it is a natural tendency, not a crime.

He asserted,

“We do not agree with their statement that sexual preference is natural. Rather it is a distortion of nature. God have regarded it as an act of contemptible and beyond. God has given the people of Lut a punishment was never given to any people. God has told us that the torment like that will be very close to come to those who do wrong. Their statement that the tendenccy is natural, is an effort to propagate the damage and looking for reasons to justify it.”

Many of those intentionally alter their body shapes so it seems that they have disease, how can it be said as they are natural? God never intended for man to be tortured. But God’s create them to worship Him. God sometimes test His servants with various things to forge their faith and to merge their sins and raise their status. Allah never forced his servant to be a sinner, and then tortured them. Instead of a creature that acts on its own, as well as people who have a sexual disorder. With that act, they deserve punishment. Allah says, “And God did not do wrong doings to anyone.”

God will not command contemptible deeds. Furthermore, it is not true that the homosexuality can not be cured at all, because we are more confident with the words of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, “Whenever Allah revealed the disease, surely Allah sent down a cure.”

 

CONCLUSION

Whether according to Islam or science, homosexuality is a bad way to live. I hope it helps you to clear your mind and back to the truth

 

Read also:

Homo Dan Lesbi Semakin Menjamur Di Indonesia

Kisah Nabi Luth dan Kaum Homo Penyuka Sesama Jenis

Homo dan Lesbi Dalam Kajian Islam dan Iptek

ISLAM IS THE MOST RATIONAL RELIGION

I was born as muslim in a muslim-dominant country. Thankfully, because of that, I never got difficulty in practicing my religion or suffered any discrimination. I used to hear adzan 5 times a day and halal foods are everywhere.

When I was still a child, I ever asked my father, “Father, why do we embrace Islam?”

My father answered, “Because it is religion of truth.”

“Then what about Christian or Hindu? They will say that too.”

My father then got angry and said, “Too many questions!”

I never asked that question again after that.

More than 20 years, I practiced my religion without question. I was really sure that Islam was the truth. But recently, I began to question my religion after seeing many converts from a religion to another. I often thought, ‘Why there were many people who converted and neglected their old religion?’

I sought about it on internet and finally knew a few reasons of them. Then I began to ask, ‘Is Islam, my religion, really the religion of truth?’

I sought about it by reading Al-Quran, hadith, and some reliable sources, then I got my conclusion : YES, INDEED, ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF TRUTH!

Why? Because Islam is THE MOST RATIONAL OF ALL RELIGIONS! I like the rationality side because I am a scholar. This rationality side also often questioned by atheists, that usually not believing anything because they think religion is irrational. Then, how come Islam become the most rational of all? Check it out!

 

1.Islam’s holy guidance, Al-Quran, NEVER been revised for 1400 years

Al-Quran doesn’t have any version. There’s only ONE version of Al-Quran in the whole world. Even though it is translated into various languages,usually the original version in Arabic will be still included. There are millions muslims have it fully memorized, so Insya Allah it has no chance to be corrupted, because muslim will be quickly alerted. Even Allah SWT has promised to keep Al-Quran on Surah Al-Hijr verses 9:

 

“We have, no doubt, sent down the Message, and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption).”

 

Not to mention that Al-Quran’s codification was really strict. To claim a verse as part of Al-Quran, there had to be two companion’s testimonies that it was indeed the verse’s of Al-Quran. I believe all Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s companions wouldn’t lie because if it was the case then there would be some factions which did not agree and made Al- Quran on their own. But the fact, there was only one version of acknowledged Al-Quran in history. To read Al-Quran’s complete history, click here.

Therefore I think Al-Quran is the most rational holy book and really brings the original messages from God, Allah SWT, because there was no corruption or revision from humans in it.  Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s companions never added, deleted, or corrupted even a verse. They just wrote down the verses memorized by them. No offense, but how come you believe something is really from God if it keeps getting revised every year or so BY HUMAN and have so many versions?  So, I believe Al-Quran is the only holy book that is still pure.

To read Al-Quran in English, click here.

To download Al-Quran in various language (PDF), click here.

 

2. It Doesn’t Restrict Human Needs

There are some religions in this world that restricted human needs like desire to reach ultimate spiritual point. But I think that is irrational, because if all humans follow their lead, then WHAT WILL BECOME OF HUMAN RACE? Human races will be extinct, I am sure. But if they want keep the human race and fulfill their desires, they will never reach ultimate spiritual point. It is a big dilemma and confusing.

I think a good religion should be able to be followed easily and doesn’t contradict with human needs. In my opinion, God created human needs like desire so human race will keep exist on this earth. Restricting desire will be the opposite of its original purpose. If you said that it is not God’s purpose to create the desire, than what’s else this desire for?

In Islam, to reach ultimate spiritual point can be done without restricting human needs such as desire, but this desire must be controlled in marriage. No sex before marriage in Islam. If you think that it is not cool, then look again the result of free sex. A lot of unwanted babies, abortions, suicides, and many other complicated problems. Without marriage, the father of the child can easily neglect the mother for…. I don’t know… have a good time with another woman, perhaps? But if you only have sex after marriage, there is a small chance that the father will run away. And you will be protected by law too. The father of the child can be sued and punished by the government if he neglects the mother. That’s way I think Islam’s rule is rational. It can be followed easily and going well with human needs.

Hadith narrated by Anas bin Malik:

“A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet asking how the Prophet worshiped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, ‘Where are we from the Prophet as his past and future sins have been forgiven.’ Then one of them said, ‘I will offer the prayer throughout the night forever.’ The other said, ‘I will fast throughout the year and will not break my fast.’ The third said, ‘I will keep away from the women and will not marry forever.’ Allah’s Apostle came to them and said, ‘Are you the same people who said so-and-so? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep and I also marry women. So he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers).’ ”

 

3. Al-Quran NEVER contradicted with Modern Science

There is a certain religion which once punished scientists cruelly for bringing their new knowledge that contradicted with what the religion believe. And what happened after all those scientists died? Their new knowledge was proven to be TRUE. I wonder, how come God’s sayings can be WRONG?

In the contrary, Islam NEVER contradicted with modern science. Although it appeared 1400 years ago, whatever on it FIT with science nowadays.

Dr. Gronier, a French MP, who embraced Islam, revealed the reason of embracing Islam. He said, “I read all of the Ayat (Quranic verses), which have a relation to medical, health, and natural sciences that I studied before and have a wide knowledge of. I found that these verses are totally compatible with and give a picture of our modern sciences. Thus, I embraced Islam as it was obvious that Muhammad revealed the Absolute Truth more than a thousand years ago. Had every specialist, artist or scientist compared those Quranic verses to his own specialization, beyond the shadow of doubt he would embrace Islam, especially if he has a sound mentality and goodwill to search for the truth and not a mentally defective person with the intentions of malevolent aims”.

For example:

Quran on Formation of Clouds and Rain

Allah says:

(And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain). Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud, We drive it to a land that is dead, then We cause water (rain) to descend thereon. Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead, so that you may remember or take heed.) (7:57)

Allah says:

(And We send the winds fertilizing (to fill heavily the clouds with water), then cause the water (rain) to descend from the sky, and We give it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores [i.e. to give water to whom you like or to withhold it from whom you like].) (15:22)

Modern science has affirmed the scientific points mentioned in this verse of the Quran. The winds carry water particles which are rich in salt up into the atmosphere; these particles which are called ‘aerosols’ function as water traps and form cloud drops by collecting around the water vapor themselves.

The clouds are formed from water vapor that condenses around the salt crystals or dust particles in the air. Because the water droplets in these clouds are very small (with a diameter between 0.01 and 0.02 mm), the clouds are suspended in the air, and spread across the sky.29 Thus, the sky is covered in clouds. The water particles that surround salt crystals and dust particles thicken and form raindrops, so drops that become heavier than the air leave the clouds and start to fall to the ground as rain. Allah says:

(See you not that Allah drives the clouds gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap of layers, and you see the rain comes forth from between them; and He sends down from the sky hail (like) mountains, (or there are in the heaven mountains of hail from where He sends down hail), and strikes therewith whom He wills, and averts it from whom He wills. The vivid flash of its (clouds) lightening nearly blinds the sight.) (24:43)

 

A cumulonimbus cloud. This picture has been taken by NASA satellite. It is as though an invisible hand is pushing the cumulus clouds to the place of convergence

Rain clouds are formed and shaped according to definite systems and stages. The formation stages of cumulonimbus -a type of rain cloud- are:

 

(A) 1st Stage (b) 2nd Stage (c) 3rd Stage

  • 1st stage: Being driven along: Clouds are carried along, that is, they are driven along, by the wind.
  • 2nd stage: Joining: Then, small clouds (cumulus clouds) driven along by the wind join together, forming a larger cloud.
  • 3rd stage: Stacking: When the small clouds join together, updrafts within the larger cloud increase. The updrafts near the centre of the cloud are stronger than those near the edges. These updrafts cause the cloud body to grow vertically, so the cloud is stacked up. This vertical growth causes the cloud body to stretch into cooler regions of the atmosphere, where drops of water and hail formulate and begin to grow larger and larger. When these drops of water and hail become too heavy for the updrafts to support them, they begin to fall from the cloud as rain, hail, etc.

A cloud becomes electrified as hail falls through a region in the cloud of super-cooled droplets and ice crystals. As liquid droplets collide with a hailstone, they freeze on contact and release latent heat. This keeps the surface of the hailstone warmer than that of the surrounding ice crystals.

 

Model for forked lighting. (a) The negative charge concentrated at the bottom of the cloud becomes large enough to overcome the air’s resistance and develops a «leader» pointing towards the ground . (b) An upward flow of positive charges form the ground concentrates elevated points (c). The downward flow of negative charges meets the upward flow of positive charges and a strong electric current the upward flow of positive charges and a strong electric current known as return stroke carries the positive charges into the cloud.

When the hailstone comes in contact with an ice crystal, an important phenomenon occurs: electrons flow from the colder object toward the warmer object. Hence, the hailstone becomes negatively charged. The same effect occurs when super-cooled droplets come in contact with a hailstone and tiny splinters of positively charged ice break off. These lighter positively charged particles are then carried to the upper part of the cloud by updrafts.

The hail, falls towards the bottom of the cloud, thus the lower part of the cloud becomes negatively charged. These negative charges are then discharged as lightning. We conclude from this that hail is the major factor in producing lightning.30

Allah says:

(And thunder glorifies and praises Him, and so do the angels because of His Awe. He sends the thunderbolts, and therewith He strikes whom He wills, yet they (disbelievers) dispute about Allah. And He is Mighty in strength and Severe in punishment.) (13:13)

 

Or this:

 

Quran on Deep Sea and Internal Waves

Allah said in the Quran:

Or (the unbelievers’ state) is like the darkness in a deep sea. It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds. Darkness, one above another. If a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it…
[Noble Quran 24:40]

This verse mentions the darkness found in deep seas and oceans, where if a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it. The darkness in deep seas and oceans is found around a depth of 200 meters and below. At this depth, there is almost no light. Below a depth of 1,000 meters there is no light at all
[Oceans Elder and Pernetta p.27]

Human beings are not able to dive more than forty meters without the aid of submarines or special equipment. Human beings cannot survive unaided in the deep dark part of the oceans, such as at a depth of 200 meters.

Scientists have recently discovered this darkness by means of special equipment and submarines that have enabled them to dive into the depths of the oceans.

We can also understand from the following sentences in the previous verse, “..in a deep sea. It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds,…” that the deep waters of seas and oceans are covered by waves, and above these waves are other waves.

It is clear that the second set of waves are the surface waves that we see, because the verse mentions that above the second waves there are clouds. But what about the first waves? Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves which “occur on density interfaces between layers of different densities.”
[Oceanography, Gross, p. 205]

The internal waves cover the deep waters of seas and oceans because the deep waters have a higher density than the waters above them. Internal waves act like surface waves. They can also break just like surface waves. Internal waves cannot be seen by the human eye, but they can be detected by studying temperature or salinity changes at a given location.

There is from hadith too:

Home fly may trams fir a disease but with that disease it may provide medicine also. The prophet Mohammed PBUH said “If the home fly falls in your drink then dip the whole fly into the drink because on one of its wings there may be a disease but there is its medicine on the other wing.”(Refer Bukar, Ibn Maja Ahmed). He also said,”Verily on one of the wings of home fly there is poison and on the other wing there is its cure. If home fly falls on food then dip the fly in it because it brings for word the poison and delays the cure”(Refer to Ahamed IBN Maja).There is medical miracle in the a bore sayings of the prophet Mohammed PBUH which if the international medical circles are just must be recognized and recorded by golden ink. What has been revealed by the prophet of Islam before fourteen centuries the modern discovery. The prophets saying shows the significance of the venation between the poison its are the body subject to disease. The above saying shows that if the home fly fall in eatables or drink bales we have to remember that it might drop in it harmful germs. We have to remember also that the home fly is nursing the medicine for the same disease caused by the germs it dropped in the food or drunk. Therefore if we dip the whole insect inside the food drink, then we create ahggenic balance. In other words we can be safe of the disease because we have already got its medicine. The amount of the bacteria dose in the fly is equal to the amount of the bacteria therefore it is capable of eliminating it. Now it is suientically prophet that the fly secrets an enzyme called bacteria or germs killer which may hang on or attack the home fly. Hence it is a proof to the correctness of the saying of the prophet of Islam. Dr. Amin Ridha, the professor of bones surgeon in medical college in Alexandria Unwisely wrote a research about the He dith of Home Fly. He confirmed that the old medical references contain medical prescribe tion to different diseases which advice to use Home fly. In the modern time the surgeons of the 1930 who were in the period which preceded the discover of sulfate have witnessed the medication of chuonic bone breaks and chuonic ulcers by Home fly This bone breaks and chuonic ulcers undulates that modern science has confirmed the correctness of the prophets sayings which have been revealed to him by Allah before fourteen centuries.

 

There are many more. You can see them on:

 

http://www.scienceislam.com/

http://www.science4islam.com/

http://www.quranandscience.com/

http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/index.php

http://www.scienceinquran.com/

http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Science/scientists.html

http://www.islam-guide.com/ch1-1.htm

 

If Al-Quran was written by human or Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then how did the people from 7 AD know about those things? Remember, Al-Quran HAS NEVER BEEN CHANGED for all this time! So, I think the most rational reason is Al-Quran really is FROM GOD, ALLAH SWT, that is why it is so compatible with modern science.

 

4. Islam has only ONE PERFECT  God

In Islam, there is only ONE God to be worshiped, and He is none other than Allah SWT. There is none besides of Him. There is no three, four, five, even hundreds of gods like another religions. What’s the rationality in it?

Well, if God is not alone, then there will be wars between the Gods. They will fight with each other to rule the universe and only the chaotic ensues. How will the universe stand still if they keep fighting like that?

More over, Islam’s God is perfect. He doesn’t need to eat, drink, breed, sleep, or any humanism nature. Although muslim can’t see Allah now, but in hereafter the very obedient ones Insya Allah can see Him.

Describing the events of Resurrection Day, God states in the Quran:

 

“On that day some faces will be bright, looking at their Lord.” (Quran 75:22-23)

 

But just because muslim can’t see Allah,doesn’t mean that Allah is not real just like what those atheists said, but because the human mind in certain areas is limited. Allah is different from anything the human mind can think of or imagine, so the mind will become confused if it tries to picture Allah. Look at the story of Moses in Al-Quran.

 

“And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, ‘My Lord, show me (Yourself) that I may look at You.’  (God) said, ‘You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.’  But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious.  And when he awoke, he said, ‘Exalted are You!  I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.’” (Quran 7:143)

 

If you still insist to see Allah before worship Him, I dare you to prove about the existence of supernatural being you can’t see, for example genie. Go to a shaman or anyone who have sixth sense and ask them to summon supernatural being. And ask the ones with sixth sense to make the supernatural being disturb you. Although you may not see whoever does it, you can still feel that something has happened to you. How could you say that something you can’t see is not exist after that?

So, I think Islam’s God, Allah SWT, is the most rational because He has no company and is perfect in every way.

 

5.The Fairness of The Sin

There are some religions or sects which guarantee the followers to go to heaven without having too much efforts. Some said that all of human’s sins have been washed by a “savior” so the followers can do whatever they want now. Another said that they can buy “heaven certificate” in certain price. I think it is irrational. There are these words before : “there is no free lunch”, then why do they think that they can go to heaven without any real effort?

In Islam, the ones who do wrong things will get their own sins. No ones will bear it for them, even their own family or closest person. So, if the person is bad, then the person will go to hell, but if the person is good and worships Allah, the person will go to heaven. Look, that is what I call “fair”! That is rational!  According to Al-Quran:

 

And every man’s work have We fasten to his neck; and on the Day of Resurrection WE shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open. It will be said to him, ‘Read thy book. Sufficient is thy own soul as a reckoner against thee this day.’ He who follows the right way follows it only for the good of his own soul; and he who goes astray, goes astray only to his own loss. And no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another. And WE shall never punish until WE have sent a Messenger. S. 17:13-15

 

That no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another, And that man will have nothing but what he strives for; And that the result of his striving shall soon be known; Then will he be rewarded for it with the fullest reward; And that with thy Lord is the final judgment; S. 53:38-42

 

If you disagree, then do you think it is fair if good person and bad person gets the same place in hereafter? If all human’s sins have been washed away or he/she has secured a place in heaven by mere certificate, then what for do they do good things in this world? All people can be the worst person ever but still can go to heaven right? And the result of this is a very messed up society with bad people everywhere. Is that what are you looking for?

Islam’s fairness of the sins clearly is the most rational thing.

 

6.Perfect Way of Life

There are some religions which let their followers to do “whatever they want”. But Islam is not like that. Islam guides its followers in every detail aspects of their lives so they can live properly. For example, muslim may not drink alcohol, they also can’t eat pork. It is not without reason. Everybody knew that alcohol is bad for health, and pork is proven to be bad for health too. Read this article:

 

Why eating pork is bad for our health?


By Dr. E. Kazim. M.D.

The pig is a scavenger. It is an omnivorous animal. It eats everything. There are many diseases carried from swine to man, particularly parasite infestations. Lately extensive research has been focused on senility-old age is characterized by hardening of inner lining of the blood vessels of the heart, brain etc. a process called atherosclerosis. When a clot forms, it results in coronary thrombosis or a heart attack, cerebral thrombosis or stroke.

Different dietary factors are responsible for atherosclerosis. Gross atheroma may be produced in rabbit by feeding it with cholesterol, but when you add lard (derived from hog fat) to the cholesterol, the incidence of atheroma is increased and thus you would produce coronary thrombosis, and myocardial infraction.

Besides, lard contains 2800 units of vitamin D per 100 grams and no vitamin A at all. Lately vitamin D has been held responsible for atheroma, by causing increased absorption of calcium in the blood vessels. In human beings, serum cholesterol is not dependent on the intake of cholesterol in the diet, but depends upon the proportion of animal fats in the diet, which elevates the beta-lipo protein level in the blood. Animal fats contain saturated fatty acids and these saturated fatty acids have been found to be as one of the causes of atheroma in man. Medium fat bacon contains 25% proteins and 55% fat.

According to medical research, the fat content in pork is more than any other meat (beef, mutton etc.) and it takes longer to digest. Dr. M Jaffer in an article in the Islamic Review (London) of January 1997 issue has listed 16 kinds of harmful germs, which have been discovered in pork in modern researches and the diseases, which could be caused by them. The number of patients suffering from tapeworm disease is the highest in the world among pork eating nations. Other diseases attributed to pigs are caused by tri-chinelia spirates and intestinal worms occupy first place among such nations too.

Dr. Glen Shepherd wrote the following on the dangers of eating pork in Washington Post (31 May 1952).

“One in six people in USA and Canada have germs in their muscles – trichinosis 8 from eating pork infected with trichina worms. Many people who are infected shows no symptoms. Most of those, who do have, recover slowly. Some die; some are reduced to permanent invalids. All were careless pork caters”.

He continued “No one is immune from the disease and there is no cure. Neither antibiotics nor drugs or vaccines affect these tiny deadly worms. Preventing infection is the real answer.”

After reading the statement of Dr. Shepherd, one can realize that there is no real guarantee of safety when eating pork that one would not be affected by trichina worm. That is why modern doctors advise three prohibitions during illness: no liquor, no pork and no smoking.

Muslims follow the divine law which is much higher than the medical advice. The Glorious Qur’an says, “So eat of the lawful and good food which Allah has provided for you, and thank the bounty of your Lord if it is Him you serve. He has forbidden for you only carrion and blood and swine-flesh and that which has been immolated in the name of any other than Allah; but he who is driven thereto, neither craving nor transgressing, Lo! then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (16:114-115)

The above is the order from the Creator of the universe and the Supreme Law-Giver. All Muslims are under the obligation to obey it. This is a plain and straightforward answer to those, who usually ask why Muslims abstain from eating pork. Nevertheless, there is no sin, if a Muslims is forced by famine or starvation to eat pork in order to save his life.

 

A religion which care so much for its followers’ health and its accuracy to know that the forbidden food have bad effect for health from 1400 years ago are definitely the most rational for me.

 

7.Islam’s History Can Be Traced in Another Religions

Familiar with Abraham, Moses, Aaron, Elia, or even Jesus? Those are Islam’s prophets. The original number of prophets are so many, apparently hundreds of thousand, because the world has gone through many ages. According to Al-Quran:

 

“For every community there is a messenger. After their messenger comes, they are judged equitably, without the least injustice.”10:47

 

Of hundreds of thousands prophets, there are 25 prophets that should be known by muslims. They are Adam, Idris, Noah, Hud, Shaleh, Abraham, Lot, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Joseph, Syuaib, Aaron, Moses, David, Zulkifli, Solomon, Jon, Jonah, Zechariah, Elia, Eliasa, John The Baptist, Jesus, and Muhammad.

Yeah, Jesus (PBUH) is one of our PROPHET, not God. Though it is true that he can perform so many miracles and probably one of the mightiest amongst the prophets. Here is the reason why muslim believes that Jesus is not God:

 

 

From Jews, Abraham and Moses can be traced. From Christian, Jesus’ trace can be found. Both religion also can be traced up till Adam. Islam also has the similar history, except it adds the final prophet, Muhammad (PBUH). Of course there are some differences in their history, but the point is THEY ARE THERE, AND INDEED EXIST IN THE PAST. How they lived depend on the religion that describes them.

It proves that those prophet’s stories in Al-Quran are real because they are really there according to history and even can be traced in another religions. Al-Quran’s version of the prophets is the most rational for me, because unlike another religion which describes those prophets to do very bad things like incest, adultery, or drinking alcohol heavily, Islam’s version of prophets are noble and have decent life. What’s the point of being messengers if they can’t behave properly? I think God will never choose “sick people” as His messengers on earth. Messengers meant to be an example of God’s teaching, so they must be “the best of the best”. Rationally, do you want to choose bad person as your leader?

I know that there are another religion’s followers who accused Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) just copy those stories from another religions. If you think like that too, then back to number 3 : Al-Quran NEVER contradicted with modern science. If Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) simply copy others, how come he know about those science?

So, I hope you can think clearly and see that Islam’s history is the most rational of all for its decency.

 

CONCLUSION

After reading my seven reasons, do you think that Islam the most rational religion too? If you do and you are not muslim yet, you can learn more about Islam at those reliable sites:

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Learn-About-Islam

http://www.islamworld.net/

http://www.free-islamic-course.org/

http://www.islamicity.com/

http://www.islamhouse.com/

 

Don’t learn Islam in wrong place, because they can mislead you.

If you have read my article but still stay in your old belief (which is not Islam), I pray so Allah SWT will open your heart and clear your mind. If you are muslim and reading my article, may my article strengthen your belief.

Have a good day, then! May Allah SWT bless you all! 🙂

 

Read also :

Why Does Islam Forbid Things?

 

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