Debate With Jehovah Witnesses

I am a Muslim convert and I am rather unusual in my conversion. One would never look at me and realize or even think that I was a Muslim. More than likely they would figure me as a WASP or Catholic, if you were to just look at the person and form an idea of them. I have been invited by the Jehovah Witnesses to come and learn about Jesus (pbuh) on what they believe to be the anniversary of his death, March 26, after sunset. I do not believe they know I am Muslim. They wish to explain: "Who is the man?" (well at least they got that right and did not call him God) "How does his death help us?" (they do not know Jesus did not die and it was His likeness that perished instead). "Why is it important that we remember Him?" They also allude to what the apostle Paul wrote concerning His death: "One man died for all." Now..... I would like to bring up to them Matthew 5: 17-20 and then ask them why they believe what Paul tells them. The Law is no longer needed and belief in Jesus' death is all that is needed for salvation. I want to ask them," Who are you going to listen to, Jesus, who told you to uphold the Law and not relax one of them, or Paul (who actually never even met Jesus but had a brief vision of him on the road to Damascus). They need to hear this and understand that upon the Day of Judgment, they will be asked by Allah, were they not told the truth by one who knew the truth? What else do you think I should address? I do believe that Allah is presenting me this unique opportunity and I do wish to make the most of it but in humble fashion of course. Your input is urgently needed for since day one of my conversion to Islam, I have viewed you as my teachers and have greatly benefited from your teachings of the Quran and the Hadith.

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Conversion And Search For Truth

I converted to Islam from Christianity and Christian friend keeps telling me that I am searching for something. They hope that I go back to Christianity. But as I have already converted to Islam as a Muslim. I don’t believe in that anymore and people keep telling me I am going through a phase. How do I keep a relationship with them in order for them to understand that I have chosen to be Muslim?

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Christians In The Qur’an

You seem to believe that in its condemnation of the Christians the Qur’an only refers to the Christians of Arabia of the time of the Holy Prophet. These verses have no relevance to the Christians that had preceded them or to the ones that came afterwards. I want to ask: Isn’t every verse of the holy Quran meant for all people at all times? I believe it is. Please comment.

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Superiority Of The Prophet (sws)

I have a question regarding the status and position of the Prophets. Who do you believe is the greater Messenger, Jesus or Mohammed?

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Second Coming Of Jesus

What are your views regarding the belief in the second coming of Jesus (sws).

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The Rising Of Christ To Heavens

I wanted to know if Christ was really raised to heavens. Which Qur'ānic verse or sound narrative explains this event?

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Birth Of Jesus And Adam (sws)

The Quran seems to hold that Jesus (sws) and Adam (sws) were created through a similar process. Does Adam, in the relevant verse, signify the whole mankind or only the first man?

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Finality Of The Holy Prophet (sws)

A friend of mine is was insisting that Jesus Christ (sws) died and will never come again. Although it doesn't disturb my belief but his second question of course crosses the belief line. He said that the last Prophet is Jesus Christ (sws) and not Hazrat Muhammad (sws). Please provide enough verses from Qur'an to prove that Hazrat Muhammad (sws) is the last Prophet and no Prophet (nabi and rasool) will come after him.

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The People Of The Book

I have a question about Jews and Christians. Are Jews and Christians really the Qur’anic "ahl al-kitab (the People of the book)"? The reason I am asking this question is that I have a friend who says that the Jews are different from "the People of the book". He even says that Roman Catholics cannot be amongst the People of the Book. There are many Christians who worship Jesus’ Statue which is even against the teachings of the Bible. He even claims that we cannot eat meal with Christians. I believe that is true but how does it put them outside: "the People of the Book" (Ahl al-kitab)? Please throw some light on this?

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Allowing The Non-Muslims To Use The Name Allah For Their Gods

I live in Malaysia where I am studying. You must have heard about the recent issue of the use of the word "Allah". The court has given its verdict that Christians can use the word "Allah" for their God as well. There is a strong reaction from the Muslim community. I am a bit confused on this. At one end I feel that the word Allah is an Arabic name for God and there should not be any harm in allowing its use by other religions. Whereas at the other end, there is a chance that Christians may use the word to deceive Muslims. And according to some locals here, it has happened in the past as well. Kindly throw some light on this issue through the Qur’an and Sunnah. My second question is regarding keeping a dog as a pet. I have read your answer on this at http://www.al-mawrid.org/pages/questions_urdu_detail.php?qid=1143&cid=0 but I am unable to grasp it completely that why keeping a dog just for the sake of having a pet is forbidden whereas one is allowed to keep a cat as a pet. And dog is a very loyal animal as well. Kindly explain.

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Relations With The Daughter Who Married A Christian

My daughter married a kitabi (Christian), against my and her father’s wishes. They have been married for five years now. I have a grandchild (one year old) by her and another baby girl is due this month. I was communicating with her up to the birth of her son a year ago. Then I stopped all interaction with her because I felt I had given her enough time to come to her senses. My husband and my eldest daughter also stopped talking to her shortly thereafter. I would like to ask if this is fair to my grandchildren, should I have contact with them? Even if not that often, maybe they should see their grandparents now and then? Am I committing a sin by seeing them? Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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Does Islam Endorse Divinity Of Jesus (sws)?

I wonder why Islam accepts Jesus Christ (sws) as a prophet when he said that he is the only way to Heaven, and the only begotten Son of God. If he is lying, then Islam accepts a false prophet. If he is telling the truth, Islam is not the way he is. Can you explain? Thanks in advance.

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