Friday, July 02, 2010

Muslims OBLIGATION to invite Jews to Islam


We are COMMANDED over seventeen times in the Holy Quran specifically to invite the people of the Book (Jews and Christians), to the path of Allah.

For example:“Say: O People of the Book! Come to an agreement between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him).“ 3:64
“ Say: "O People of the Book! Why reject ye the Signs of Allah, when Allah is Himself witness to all ye do?" 3:98
“ Say: "O ye People of the Book! Why obstruct ye those who believe, from the path of Allah, Seeking to make it crooked, while ye were yourselves witnesses (to Allah's Covenant)? but Allah is not unmindful of all that ye do." 3:99

Besides dozens of general orders to invite non-Muslims, Allah directs us to especially dialog with Jews and Christians.Prophet Muhammad himself converted Jews to Islam“It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira who said: We were (sitting) in the mosque when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) came to us and said: (Let us) go to the Jews. We went out with him until we came to them. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) stood up and called out to them (saying): O ye assembly of Jews, accept Islam “Book 019, Number 4363

The Prophet Muhammad also coordinated with Jewish converts to Islam to bring more Jews to Allah:“The Prophet kept me (Al-Husayn ibn Sailam) in one of his rooms and invited the prominent Jewish personalities to visit him. He introduced Islam to them and urged them to have faith in God...They began to dispute and argue with him about the Truth. When he realized that they were not inclined to accept Islam, he put the question to them:'What is the status of Al-Husayn ibn Sailam among you?'(the Jewish elite responded) 'He is our leader, rabbi and our scholar’(Then Muhammad said) 'If you come to know that he has accepted Islam, would you accept Islam also?'.(the non-Muslim Jews said) 'God forbid! He would not accept Islam. May God protect him from accepting Islam,' (horrified).At this point I (Al-Husayn ibn Sailam) came out in full view of them and announced: 'O assembly of Jews! Be conscious of God and accept what Muhammad has brought. By God, you certainly know that he is the Messenger of God and you can find prophecies about him and mention of his name and characteristics in your Torah. I for my part declare that he is the Messenger of God. I have faith in him and believe that he is true. I know him.' Volume 5, Book 58, Number 250: Narrated Anas bin Malik:Muhammad Sent Muslims to Convert Jews, and promised they will be Rewarded.When Muhammad was sending him to Khaibar to encounter the Jews, to invite the Jews to Islam. He told him, "By Allah, if Allah guides one person by you, it is better for you than the best types of horses [al-Bukhaaree, Muslim]

Prophet Muhammad also sends Muadh to invite Jews to Islam“When Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) sent Muadh to Yemen, he said (to him), "YOU are going to people of a (Divine) Book.
First of all invite them to worship Allah (alone) and when they come to know Allah, inform them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers in every day and night; and if they start offering these prayers, inform them that Allah has enjoined on them, the Zakat. And it is to be taken from the rich amongst them and given to the poor amongst them; and if they obey you in that, take Zakat from them and avoid (don't take) the best property of the people as Zakat." Volume 2, Book 24, Number 537: Narrated Ibn Abbas:

In conclusion, our disobedience, pessimism and lack of confidence towards inviting Jews to Islam have resulted in Israel being the spigot in the throat of the Muslim world.Some Muslims make excuses for not converting JewsSome Muslims even try to quote the Quran in order not to discuss religion with the Jews:“To you be your Way, and to me mine.” 109:6

What Muslims ignore is that the context of this verse is to rebuke atheists who try to lead Muslims astray, and has nothing to do with Jews, as we stated, there are numerous verses in the Holy Quran directly instructing us to bring these people of the Book to the Right Path.Some Muslims say “Jews will never convert” or “it is too hard to convert a Jew”The Trinitarian Christian group “Jews for Jesus” has converted 300,000 Jews. The Jews endured the Crusades and Holocaust at the hands of the Christians, and Christianity teaches that the Laws of Moses are like rags to be done away with, yet nearly half a million Jews accepted Christianity, so then can it be that hard to Convert a Jew?

Some Muslims say “a Jew might get angry if I try to convert him”Allah tells us to speak kindly, in a pleasant manner, not attacking but instead teaching, what Jews get angry about is if you try to take away their Jewishness. Allah the all knowing foresaw this and in response, Allah tells us to say:“..'We believe in that which had been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and unto Him we surrender." Quran 29:46

One can be Jew by Race and Muslim by religion at the same time, furthermore, Islam is simply the completion of Judaism. Some Muslims say “I am too busy, I don’t have time”The Israelis who are afraid (due to ignorance) of Islam are knocking down Muslim homes, forcing Muslims to stand for hours at check points and arresting hundreds of Muslims. The time it will take to rebuild one of those demolished homes (and buildings) or stand at a check point or sit in captivity, locked in a Israeli prison is a massive amount of time. If we don't give Jews our time, they will take much more of our time, maybe our lives, they do have advanced weaponry and nuclear warheads.

You do have a few minutes to dispel the myths Jews have towards Islam, right ???Some Muslims say “kill all Jews!”Allah says: "And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), those who believe in Allah, and that which has been revealed to you and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah: They will not sell the Revelations of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account." {Holy Quran 3:199}

Although the Law of “an eye for an eye” is mandatory, it is also an obligation to call Jews to Allah, so the eye does not get taken in the first place, a converted Jew is better than a killed Jew, a converted Jew would be a fellow brother or sister in Islam and will bring other Jews as well to Islam, when the former Rabbi and presumed Messiah Shabbetai Zevi converted to Islam, thousands of his Jewish followers converted to Islam with him. How many converts will a murdered Jew bring?Make a 100% effort, follow the Commandments of Allah. There are only 13 Million Jews in the world, compared to the 1.3 Billion Muslims, for every 1 Jew, there are 100 Muslims, so converting ONE Jew to Islam would be as if you converted 100 non-Muslims to Islam and as Prophet Muhammad said, Allah will reward you greatly. Therefore, give it your 100% effort."Who is better in speech than one who invites to God, works righteousness and says, "I am of those who bow in Islam." 41:33 You are welcome to use the vast and scholarly material at to distribute for non-profit purposes A "how to guide" for converting Jews, the artilces are written by Jewish converts to Islam and natural born Muslims specifically to bring Jews to Islam

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