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  1. What Is Islam? Islam’s Symbol: The Crescent Moon • Depicts The Moon In A State Of Increase - representing the growth of Islamic faith from small to great • The Symbol Is Rooted In Paganism (sign of fertility, growth, prosperity and the magical means of attaining such) Charts by Tim Haile

  2. What Is Islam? • “Islam” – Arabic word for “Submission” (to the will of Allah) • “Muslims” or “Moslems” are the followers of Islam • “Mohammed” is their prophet & the “Qur’an” contains his teaching Dome of the Rock In Jerusalem Masterpiece of Muslim Architecture Charts by Tim Haile

  3. What Is Islam? The Five “Pillars of Islam” • (1) The shahada (profession of faith) is the sincere recitation of the twofold creed: 'There is no god but God' and 'Mohammed is the Messenger of God'. • (2) The salat (formal prayer) must be performed at five points in the day while facing towards the holy city of Mecca. • (3) Alms-giving through the payment of zakat ('purification') is the duty of sharing one's wealth out of gratitude for God's favor, according to the uses laid down in the Koran. • (4) There is a duty to fast (saum) during the month of Ramadan. • (5) The Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is to be performed if at all possible at least once during one's lifetime. Charts by Tim Haile

  4. What Is Islam? Islamic “Jihad” (Holy War) • Arabian Peninsula NOT TO BE OCCUPIED By Certain People: “The idolaters are filth, so they must not approach the Masjid ul-Haram (in Mecca)” (9:28)  • Quran Says War Is Necessary For Moral Cleansing “And if God did not prevent mankind, some with others, the earth would be full of corruption” (2:251)  “If God did not prevent people, some with some (others) then truly the cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques - in which is oft brought to mind the Name of God - would have been destroyed” (22 :40) Charts by Tim Haile

  5. What Is Islam? Islamic “Jihad” (Holy War) NOTE: Some Muslim Scholars attempt to explain Jihad as a spiritual battle. “Fight against them by means Of it (the Quran) a great fight” (Ch. 25, V,53) AND “We are returning from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad” (Quote from Mohammed, Commentary of Sura Al-Hajj Verse:78 Published by Dar-ul Kitaab Al-Arabi Beirut, Lubnan) Charts by Tim Haile

  6. What Is Islam? Islamic Doctrines BELIEF: Man’s Choice or God’s? “And if there was a Qur'an by which mountains could be moved or by which the earth could be cut asunder or by which the dead could be spoken to, they would still not believe in it. Nay, the matter of their believing rests entirely with ALLAH…” (13:32) “And say, `It is the truth from your Lord; wherefore let him who will, believe, and let him, who will, disbelieve.'” “ALLAH changes not the condition of a people until they change that which is in their hearts” (13:12; 18:30) W H I C H ? Perhaps John Calvin read the Quran!!! It Is Actually Difficult to Tell!!! Charts by Tim Haile

  7. What Is Islam? Islamic Doctrines THE LAW OF MARRIAGE: • May Marry Up To 4 Wives (Quran 4:4) • May Marry Additional Slave Girls (4:128) • Mohammed Had 9 Wives • A Thrice Divorced Woman May Only Be Taken Back If She Has Married Someone Else and Been Divorced From Him (2:31) Totally Contradicts Biblical Teaching! Charts by Tim Haile

  8. What Is Islam? Islamic Doctrines Morals and Ethics: • Games of Chance – Prohibited (2:220) • Eating of Pork & Blood; Consumption of Alcohol – Prohibited (2:174; 2:220) • Lying & Adultery (as specially defined in the Quran) – Prohibited (4:20-26) • Killing (of fellow believers) is Prohibited (4:30) • Stealing is Prohibited (5:39) Cut off hands and feet. Charts by Tim Haile

  9. What Is Islam? Islamic Doctrines The Nature of God: “And they say, `The Gracious God has taken unto Himself a son.' “Assuredly, you have indeed uttered a most hideous thing. “The heavens might well-nigh burst thereat, and the earth cleave asunder, and the mountains fall down in pieces. “Because they ascribe a son to the Gracious God. “It becomes not the Gracious God that HE should take unto Himself a son”(19:89-93) Charts by Tim Haile

  10. What Is Islam? Islamic Doctrines Islam on “friends”: “O ye who believe ! take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. They are friends of each other. And whoso among you takes them for friends is indeed one of them. Verily ALLAH guides not the unjust people” (5:52) “O ye who believe ! take not your fathers and brothers for friends if they prefer disbelieve to faith. And whoso of you takes them for friends, such are the wrongdoers” (9:23) Charts by Tim Haile

  11. The Quran - The Significance of Arabic • Surely We have revealed it-- an Arabic Quran-- that you may understand (12:2) • And thus have We revealed it, a true judgment in Arabic, and if you follow their low desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you shall not have against Allah any guardian or a protector (13:37) • And thus have We sent it down an Arabic Quran, and have distinctly set forth therein of threats that they may guard (against evil) or that it may produce a reminder for them. (20:113) Charts by Tim Haile

  12. The Quran - The Significance of Arabic • An Arabic Quran without any crookedness, that they may guard (against evil). (39:28) • A Book of which the verses are made plain, an Arabic Quran for a people who know: (41:3) • Surely We have made it an Arabic Quran that you may understand. (43:3) This last verse makes clear the thought, that Mohammed restricted true understanding to those who speak Arabic! Others are seen as unqualified to debate, discuss, or exegete the passages! Charts by Tim Haile

  13. The Quran Versus the Bibleon Scriptural Integrity: “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?” (Quran 2:106) “If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken…(John 10:35) NO Contradictions Allowed! Contradictions Allowed! Charts by Tim Haile