4 years ago
Z: Some Orientalists also claim that Islam has been propagated by the sword, though Jesus Christ called us to resort to force sometimes. They also claim that Islam did not ban slavery which was a wides preadphenomena in the Arabian peninsula at that time.
X: As a human being you should be strong of course. However, force was not the first resort of Islam; rather, Islam propagated its principles and introduced its guidance by all peaceful means. However, force was needed sometimes to ward off aggression being launched against Islam and Muslims. Muslims needed to liberate the agonized and longly persecuted people from their occupiers and persecutors. In order to remove those persecutors, force was needed sometimes when other means fail to help. As for the banishing of slavery, there is not a single verse in the Qur'an supporting slavery. On the contrary, Islam commanded the liberation of slaves and encouraged its followers to seize any opportunity to remove them from the chains of slavery.
Z: They always say that Christianity cherishes the life of soul and purifying the body from all whims and desires. It is because of this that it abhors having sex or resorting to force and calls for celibacy and meekness.
X: Allah created man in a certain form and with certain needs. Love is the basis of marital life. It is a bond between both spouses and shows them how to lead a life of mutual respect and honor. If they are afraid they will not be able to fulfill the commands of Allah being together, they can stop this life via divorce. Still, affection and mercy should dominate them in all cases. Almighty Allah says:
Having such needs like sex, man needs them to be fulfilled in a way that suits his being an honorable being created by Allah. So, the human instinct of inclining to the members of the opposite sex needs to be channeled and not left for animalistic way. The only way is through marriage which places certain rights and responsibilities towards the parties involved in that relation and even towards the product resulting from that relation i.e. children.
Z: Do you know that priests even go farther to ban their followers from thinking of the hereafter or Paradise. They say we will be admitted to Paradise in another form and know nothing about the Kingdom of the Heavens. These things are unexplainable to me and put a lot of confusion in my mind. I told him that Adam was banished from Paradise while being in his physical form which means we will be there again in the same form so as to be subject to reward and punishment in the Hell fire and he answered me that this is what I should believe in. When I asked for any religious text that supports what he says, he rebuked me and produce nothing.
X: Almighty Allah explains such things to us by saying that just like sleeping, death is a longer separation between the soul and the body. Almighty Allah says:
Just as He can grow the plants from this dead soil, he can bring us back to life. In this way, He says:
20. And of His signs is this: He created you of dust, and behold you human beings, ranging widely!” (Ar-Rum: 19)
After bringing us back to life, Allah will reckon us for our deeds. Almighty Allah says:
As a true believer, I can imagine every good thing in Paradise but still what I imagine is still far away less than what is really there.