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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ten Commandments - Whomsoever obeys it is no different from us Muslims!

The Ten Commandments

5:1 And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.

2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

3 Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today.

4 The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire,

5 while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain.

He said:
6 “‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

7 “‘You shall have no other gods before [1] me.

The Muslim Creed of Faith reads 'La ila ha ill lall lah! There is no God but Allah!

Let the Christians and Muslims come to common terms between us in the understanding of this verse and commandment of Allah the Almighty that is a crucial part of the Testimony of Faith for a Muslim and one of the Ten Commandments brought by the Prophet Musa Alaihisalam.

Verily we both agree that there is no God but Allah The Almighty!

The only difference is the definition of God as understood by Christians to be Jesus Christ, born to the Virgin Mother Mary @ Siti Mariam.

We Muslims accept Eesa Alaihisalam as a mighty Messenger of Allah who was created without a human father as a Sign of Allah's Majesty and Supreme Power and Creator!

We just need to clear the confusion about the matter of a being who is created and born to a woman by 'immaculate conception' and the matter of acknowledging the Power of God Almighty, Allahu Akbar ! That's all. No need to have any delusions about it.

8 “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Visit any masjid on Earth and you will see no icons, no images, no statues of Allah the Almighty.

We have calligraphic and copper toolings of the verses of the Qur'an Al Kareem and the Kalimah's of Allah SWT and the name of the Prophet Muhammad SAW as a decoration only and do not pray towards such items.

The Kaabah in Makkah Al Mukaramah is but an object of focus for mankind to direct their solat to Allah SWT from all corners of the Earth.

The same can't be said for the many statues and iconic images being erected in churches everywhere. Such acts clearly run contrary to the commandment above.

Can any learned Christian out there share their opinions on this? Thank you.

There are those out there who misquote me, think that I am another Muslim terrorist etcetera! :P

Yeah, I too am a 'Muslim Fundamentalist' as Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad proudly proclaims.

I believe in God Almighty and His Messengers, starting from :

1. Our Father :Nabi Adam as 2.Nabi Idris as3.Nabi Nuh as 4.Nabi Huud as 5.Nabi Shaleh as
6. Nabi Ibrahim as 7.Nabi Ismail as 8. Nabi Luth as 9.Nabi Ishaq as 10.Nabi Ya'qub as
11. Nabi Yusuf as 12.Nabi Syu'aib as 13.Nabi Ayyub as 14.Nabi Dzulkifli as 15.Nabi Musa as
16.Nabi Harun as 17.Nabi Daud as 18. Nabi Sulaiman as 19.Nabi Ilyas as 20.Nabi Ilyasa as
21.Nabi Yunus as 22.Nabi Zakaria as 23.Nabi Yahya as 24. Nabi Isa as 25.Nabi Muhammad saw

and also other 124,000 of prophets who have been sent down to Mankind through the ages. I stand guilty of being a Believer , so sue me! :)

Err, did you notice that I also believe in all the Jewish Prophets including Moses @ Musa Alaihissalam (may peace be upon him) and the Noble and Mighty Prophet Jesus Christ the Messiah @ Isa Al Masih ibni Maryam Alaihissalam?

Instead of griping about what I am not, why can't those of you who are blinkered in your views choose to see the similarities between us and not be among those who have a disease, a sickness in the hearts and souls , refusing to seek a better understanding amongst us, Muslims and the rest?

A Christian by the name of Emmanuel has commented to me about the apostasy case in YB Chow Kon Yeow's blog and I find him worthy of dialogue for he has good manners and sense of engaging in decent discussions about matters as sensitive as religion.

This is the kind of people who are mentioned by Allah SWT that amongst the People of the Book @ meaning the true Jews and the Christians who are among those whose hearts are pure in seeking the Mercy of God.

As the Christian King Negus of Ethiopia gave shelter and refuge to the early Muslims fleeing the persecution of the Qureishy Arabs during the Prophet Muhammad's lifetime, so do I believe still exist good Christians who deserve our respect and goodwill when engaging in such discussions.

I welcome such good Christians to share your views in a manner befitting the noble example shown by An Najashi to us Muslims.

There's so much we can share and speak about instead of the useless venom and diatribe I find in some narrowminded vermin online.

May God guide us all. Ameen.

Which Christian or Muslim can deny the essence of Justice and Goodwill that can emit from these if fully practiced by those who claim Moses @ Musa Alaihissalam (may peace be upon him) as among the Prophets whom we are told to honor as among Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala's Messengers?

Excerpts from the Ten Commandments:

Thou shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

10 but showing steadfast love to thousands [2] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

11 “‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

12 “‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.

13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

15 You shall remember that you were a slave [3] in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

16 “‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

17 “‘You shall not murder. [4]

18 “‘And you shall not commit adultery.

19 “‘And you shall not steal.

20 “‘And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21 “‘And you shall not covet your neighbor's wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.’

22 “These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

23 And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders.

24 And you said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man and man still live.

25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die.

26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived?

27 Go near and hear all that the Lord our God will say and speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.’

28 “And the Lord heard your words, when you spoke to me. And the Lord said to me, ‘I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken.

29 Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants [5] forever!

30 Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.”

31 But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you the whole commandment and the statutes and the rules that you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land that I am giving them to possess.’

32 You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

33 You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess.