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Bismillah Rahman Raheem
Islam: "Way of life in submission to God in Peace"
Allah said in the Holy Quran: "It is not fitting for a believer that
when Allah and His Messenger decide a matter to have any other
opinion. They say nothing more than, 'We hear and we obey.'"
[Holy Quran 33:36]
All answers are provided by direction of Yusuf Estes, national
chaplain and spokesman for ISLAM TODAY PROJECT, unless
The following is a reproduction of an actual dialog through email
with a "born-again" Christian and the National Muslim chaplain,
Yusuf Estes, who was a former Christian businessman and
minister before entering into Islam in July of 1991.
The simple beauty of understanding where people are coming
from in their thinking and having proper knowledge of Islam and
the methodology of explaining Islam (menhaj ad dawah), is
demonstrated here to show how close some of the statements
against Islam are to actually in fact verifying the proof that Islam is
the only correct religion with Allah. These questions are from a
man that Allah has been testing with belief in Christianity & Islam.
The answers are provided from Today Islam's Sheik Yusuf Estes.
As we will see, many times the very objections and complaints that
others have about Islam, can actually be used to support the
correct teachings of Islam. The problem comes from the fact that
all too often we do not know enough about what the people are
meaning and not enough about our own religion. Notice the art of
agreeing at the correct points and then bringing about a clear
understanding in the other points without alienating the other
Thank you for writing to us with your ideas, comments and
In a message dated 3/14/2002 9:22:40 PM Eastern Standard
Time, a Christian writes: