By: Maged Taman.
When you ask many Christians who converted to Islam of the reason of their conversion you find out that they have hard time to take Jesus as God or his son. They have as well problems with understanding the Trinity. They still have close relation to Jesus which carries over smoothly when they become Muslims since Jesus has a great place in Islam. Muslims are eagerly awaiting his second coming.
On the other hand, other Christians feel comfortable with the concept that Jesus is the son of God. They may as well feel comfortable with the concept of the Trinity which in fact is not present in the Bible. Islam recognizes that and Muslims should elucidate what God ask them to mention about Jesus in the Quran. We may even refer them to the Jews who would agree with us about the message of God to all the prophets that he is one and has no partners.
According to the prophecy in Islam most Christians will convert to Islam willingly more so after Jesus descent. He will tell them about his real state. This may not be far way or a fairy tale, his second coming may be closer than we think.
Muslims should be considerate in understanding that many of Christians since early age had built this relation with Jesus as God or son of God. We should respect their beliefs and in the same time converse with them about it. Do not make it as who is right but were is the truth is. God said to Muhammad if Jesus is his son he will ask Muhammad to be the first of Muslims to worship him:
43:81 Say [O Prophet]: “If the Most Gracious [truly] had a son, I would be the first to worship him!”قُلْ إِن كَانَ لِلرَّحْمَنِ وَلَدٌ فَأَنَا أَوَّلُ الْعَابِدِينَ (43:81
According to the prophecy a lot of people will convert to Islam I do not know who much percent will convert. It appears even Geo-politically we do not have hope to liberate our countries without massive conversion to Islam in the west. They worked hardly to keep the oppressive regimens in our countries and we suspect that they will try to maintain that. This is what I call it historical conversion of prophecies and geopolitics to meet at one point.
People have to notice that a lot of people will stand hardly for that. Some are strong believers in the Christian faith which we have to respect their faith and some for hate of Islam. Others will just try to maintain the status quo of the world. We as Muslims have to allow equal access to Christians to try to convert Muslims. We have the truth and we have the strong logic. They are more open-minded and we have to be the same.
Some will try to scare the west telling them that Muslims are looking for chaos to dominate the world. The fact is chaos is the result of people Muslims and non-Muslims that are diverting from the path of God. See how usury caused the mortgage crisis and financial crisis. See how the economy and political unrest in the Muslim world. We are responsible for the tribulation and we are able to get out and solve all crisis.
I personally tried to contact a lot of Muslims to stand together peacefully but eagerly and with strong voice to solve the world problems and my door is still opened. The Mahdi party project is still available in my blog. I still could not read the West. From my previous encounters with them I do not know what they want.
Going back to Jesus (PBUH) we Muslims love him and we are abiding by his teachings which are basically that of Muhammad (PBUH) and both from the same and one God of Abraham. We and the Jews are in the same page. Security and prosperity of Israel and Palestinians are unquestionable. Before his second coming all the three religions prophesied that the Jews will be in the holy land before his second coming and we are very close to see that. We to continue invite our Christian brothers and sisters to Islam. You will keep your relationship with Jesus strong and he will be the Messiah to all of us.