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My knowledge of Islam, although reasonably fair, is not complete. Therefore as I gain more knowledge this page may change, but I hope in the meantime to give some insight and truth behind this cult type religion. I think it best rather than give the story of how I came to study Islam, albeit in a small way, and to give my own opinion on the beliefs it will be best to give what I know in the form of questions and answers as I have on the right and include in some of the answers what we in the west, as Christian cultures have been taught.

Is Islam Evil?

According to the Qur'an Muhammad said that, "Allah is the best of deceivers" - The greatest of deceivers to us is satan who is "the father of all lies" (John 8:44) - Jesus warned of false prophets and deceivers that were to come before the final day of judgment. Was Muhammad unknowingly actually warning us as to who it really was whispering in his ear?

Do Muslims Hate Us?

On the whole, yes. Not only are they taught to hate anyone that is not of Islam, but also hate any Muslim of a different sect to their own. Where we are taught to love even our enemies, pure hatred against non-believers is preached to all Muslims. A non-believer has 3 choices. 1) Convert to Islam - 2) Pay the Jizya (a very high tax) to admit that you are inferior - 3) Die.

What is Jihad?

Jihad is a struggle or fight against the enemies of Islam. This doesn't mean against those that are physically attacking Islam. It means anyone that that isn't Islamic and refuses to become Islamic. The 3 stages of Jihad are..

1) When outnumbered
live in peace with non-Muslims and preach a message of tolerance.

2) When there are enough Muslims they are called to engage in defensive Jihad. They claim they are victims in order for laws to be changed on their side.

3) When Muslims establish a majority and achieve political power in an area, they are commanded to engage in offensive Jihad.

imageDo All Muslims Practice Islam?

No. There are many Muslims that hold to their faith but do not believe in, or practice what the Qur'an teaches. Like many Christians they are Muslim in name only and not practice. They will believe in Allah, and they probably continue to believe that they get to Heaven only if their good deeds out weigh their bad.

There are the many 100s of thousands of Muslims a year converting to either Christianity or on rare occasions becoming atheist because they secretly question the Islamic beliefs. For an Islamist to leave Islam it's a very hard thing to do. If they are lucky they will simply be disowned by their family and friends. If they are not so lucky they will be killed. In Islamic countries there are many hundreds of secret underground gatherings of ex-Muslims, now Christians.

What are Muslims Taught about Christianity?

They are taught that Christians worship three Gods and are pagans. They believe that the Bible is corrupted and is a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation. They believe that Jesus didn't die on the cross but that someone swapped places with him. They deny Him as God and believe that nowhere in the Bible does Jesus say that He is God. They are encouraged not to make friends with Christians unless it is to convert them to Islam. They are strongly advised not to read the Bible.

Do Muslim Men Think it Ok to Rape?

This is such a long answer that it would be best if you read this - Rape and Adultery - In fact that whole website is well worth reading.
What is Islam?

Basic Beliefs

Muhammadans (followers of Muhammad) or Muslims, as the modern term is, believe that Muhammad was the last and greatest of the prophets. His words are law because they came directly from Allah which means God in Arabic. Their Holy book is called the Qur'an which holds the words of Allah given to Muhammad, and they also have other books called the Hadith and the Sira which hold the life of Muhammad along with many and various translations of the meanings in the Qur'an. They believe they go to Heaven only if their good deeds out weigh their bad or if they die for Islam. There is no guarantee for them that they will go to heaven though.

Who Was Mohammad?

Muhammad was a self proclaimed prophet and messenger of God who lived around 610 AD. It is said that he had a visit from the Angel Gabriel whilst sitting on his own in a cave in Mecca, After Gabriel committed 3 acts of violence on Muhammad he gave him the first verses of the Qur'an. which states that God created man from a "clot of congealed blood" and gave him knowledge.

Was Muhammad Really a Prophet?

To be a prophet one has to prophesy. As in tell of a future effect. Muhammed didn't prophesy any future event.

Is Islam a Cult or a Religion?

A religion allows one to question and discover for themselves what an individual can see as truth. A cult does not allow this. A cult enforces total obedience to a belief system or way of life with no questions asked. A religion allows a person the choice of leaving at anytime. A cult does not allow it's followers to leave. A religion will follow their beliefs but will also be lawful to the laws of the land. A cult believes their laws and beliefs are above the law of the land.

Is there Only One Type of Islam?

No. Just like most other religions there are several branches that have different beliefs in what the words of Muhammad meant and which of those words they will live by. Sunni and Shi'ite - Baha'is and Ahmadiyyas which are 19th-century off shoots of Shi'ite and Sunni, respectively, to name just a few. In the UK alone there are 14 different denominations.

Do Islamists Practice Circumcision

Circumcision for both men and women is obligitory according to all Islamic scholars. Genital mutilation, on young girls is removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. In many parts of the world this is done by the female relatives but in other parts it's done by a male. Muhammad said "Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband".

Are Women Equal to Men?

No. A woman is owned all of her life. First she is owned by her Father or Brother and then she will be owned by her Husband. She has no rights as a woman, she only has the rights her male owner allows her. In law her testimony is only worth half of a man and if two woman testify against one man he is to be believed. It takes the testimony of three woman to be believed against one man. A woman can also only inherit half of what her brothers would inherit. Many also believe that women only have half the brain power of a man.

Did Muhammed Marry a Child?

Yes. He married Aisha when she was 6 years old but didn't take her home and consummate the marriage until she was 9 years old. He was by then 53.

Islamic Converts to Christianity


Testimonies of Converts to Christianity
1nemind (Youtube ex-Muslim)
Hazem Farraj (Converted Muslim)