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    I'm no scholar, I'm in sixth form (year 12).
    Yesterday, one of my non-Muslim classmates messaged me on Facebook and said that she's looking into other religions and noticed how my friends and I are very into Islam, seen us praying, fasting on Ramadan and whatnot.
    She then asked me if I could prove to her that Islam is the right religion?
    I honestly didn't know how to respond to her back but at the same time I didn't wanna seem that I only followed my religion blindly without actually knowing the real reason why Islam is the right religion if you know what I mean..
    I mean I do know Islam is the right religion, I know our purpose here in life is to obey and worship Allah SWT and that we face hardship and trials cos Allah is testing us whether we're worthy of Jannah/Hell.

    So I told her I'll get back to her but I need your help.

  • #2
    I'm not going to advise you on how to deal with her. What I will say is that ppl believe what magazines write.

    Ppl believe what history books write.

    Ppl believe what non-fiction books write.

    No one questions the material despite the fact that the authors are out to make money.

    Then, you have the Messenger of Allāh (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Even his enemies admitted he was amīn and sādiq (as trust worthy as one can get) and didn't want anything in return.

    Yet, everyone asks for proof. Ppl lead such contradictory lives....
    Watch those eyes

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    • #3
      Asalamu alaikum rahmatullah wa barakatu

      Tell her to read the Qurān

      The Prophets alayhis salam were given miracles by which the people knew that they were truthful. Musa alayhis salam was had a staff that turned into a snake for example

      As Rasululah sallaho alayhi wa sallam was the final Messenger to mankind his miracle had to outlive him, his miracle was the Qurān

      The Qurān is such it could have only come from Allah. If all of mankind and jinn gathered together they couldn't produce a book like the Qurān

      Your job as a caller to Islam is not to make her believe your job is to convey the message and one of the best ways you can do that is to get her to read the Qurān for herself

      May Allah guide your friend to Islam and make you a successful caller to his deen
      What is given to dunya is lost forever

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      • #4
        I remember I asked someone this exact question before I converted. They told me about the scientific miracles in the Quran and I was amazed. The prophecies amazed me too, but at the end of the day, you can't have your faith solely rely on these things. Islam/tawheed makes a lot of sense, and this is the biggest point you should emphasise on.

        You can watch videos like this and copy their tactics, or you could just ask her to watch them
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        Last edited by .khayriyyah.; 16-09-18, 12:34 PM.
        "Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it."
        - Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

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        • #5
          You should seek knowledge

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          • #6
            Originally posted by eesa the kiwi View Post
            Asalamu alaikum rahmatullah wa barakatu

            Tell her to read the Qurān

            The Prophets alayhis salam were given miracles by which the people knew that they were truthful. Musa alayhis salam was had a staff that turned into a snake for example

            As Rasululah sallaho alayhi wa sallam was the final Messenger to mankind his miracle had to outlive him, his miracle was the Qurān

            The Qurān is such it could have only come from Allah. If all of mankind and jinn gathered together they couldn't produce a book like the Qurān

            Your job as a caller to Islam is not to make her believe your job is to convey the message and one of the best ways you can do that is to get her to read the Qurān for herself

            May Allah guide your friend to Islam and make you a successful caller to his deen
            Definitely tell her about the miracle of the Qur'an, as brother Eesa had reiterated (it says this in the Qur'an Surah Isra verse 88), even if mankind and jinn gathered together to try and produce a book like the Qur'an, they wouldn't be able to.

            Ever since the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, received the revelations it stands that no-one could produce anything like it.

            There were many false prophets after Islam but their faiths crumble and their followers are small, even some of them have been imprisoned.

            And I agree also with brother Eesa that she should start by reading the Qur'an. Could she ever come on Ummah forum, maybe she can make an account here so we can help her?
            وَاقْصِدْ فِي مَشْيِكَ وَاغْضُضْ مِن صَوْتِكَ ۚ إِنَّ أَنكَرَ الْأَصْوَاتِ لَصَوْتُ الْحَمِيرِ - 31:19

            And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; indeed, the most disagreeable of sounds is the voice of donkeys."


            أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً ۗ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ - 31:20

            Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and amply bestowed upon you His favors, [both] apparent and unapparent? But of the people is he who disputes about Allah without knowledge or guidance or an enlightening Book [from Him].


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            • #7
              Islam (submission) is the religion of Truth. Tawhid (pure monotheism) is the root of Islam.

              Look to the root of a faith to determine the right religion or sect.
              A stalk of a plant rooted in falsehood collapses to the truth but to discern the root of half-truths requires identifying the falsehood to depart it.

              (Tawhid (Sunni Islam), Unitarianism (denies predestinations), Monotheism (Protestant Christians), Polytheism (Catholic Christians, Hinduism, Shia Islam), Panentheism (Judaism), Pantheism (Sikhism, Brahmanism, Buddhism, Incarnation, Reincarnation, Avatar, Manifestation, Nation of Islam, Ahmadiyya, Bahá'í Faith, Confucianism, Taoism, ), Deism (naturalism), Pandeism, Polydeism, Autotheism (subjectivism), Eutheism, Dystheism, Misotheism, Hedonism, Atheism.)

              Sahih al-Bukhari 1359.
              Narrated Abu Huraira:
              Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Every child is born with a true faith of Islam (i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone) but his parents convert him to Judaism, Christianity or Magainism, as an animal delivers a perfect baby animal. Do you find it mutilated?" Then Abu Huraira recited the holy verses: "The pure Allah's Islamic nature (true faith of Islam) (i.e. worshipping none but Allah) with which He has created human beings. No change let there be in the religion of Allah (i.e. joining none in worship with Allah). That is the straight religion (Islam) but most of men know, not." (30.30)

              Qur'an 16:98 - When thou dost read the Qur'an, seek Allah's protection from Satan the rejected one.
              Qur'an 30:30 - So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah . That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

              Only Allah () knows best.
              Last edited by tumbirs; 19-09-18, 09:35 PM.

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              • #8
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                And those who disbelieved will then say, " Our Lord, show us those who misled us of the jinn and mankind ,so we may put them under our feet that they will be among the lowest."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fatum View Post
                  I'm no scholar, I'm in sixth form (year 12).
                  Yesterday, one of my non-Muslim classmates messaged me on Facebook and said that she's looking into other religions and noticed how my friends and I are very into Islam, seen us praying, fasting on Ramadan and whatnot.
                  She then asked me if I could prove to her that Islam is the right religion?
                  I honestly didn't know how to respond to her back but at the same time I didn't wanna seem that I only followed my religion blindly without actually knowing the real reason why Islam is the right religion if you know what I mean..
                  I mean I do know Islam is the right religion, I know our purpose here in life is to obey and worship Allah SWT and that we face hardship and trials cos Allah is testing us whether we're worthy of Jannah/Hell.
                  So I told her I'll get back to her but I need your help.
                  Assalamualaikum,
                  1. Ask her to say this: God please guide me.. God please guide me.. God please guide me.
                  2. Tell her the characteristic of allah:
                  - the true god must be one.
                  - everything arr depends on allah
                  3. Allah doesnt have any children and allah is not child of anybody.
                  4. God os unoque and uncomparable
                  Last edited by rahmat89; 03-10-18, 06:14 PM.

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                  • #10
                    https://www.islam-guide.com/

                    Take a good read through this website first so you can guide your friend through it afterwards

                    also: www.godallah.com/evidence.php

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                    • #11
                      A Muslims job isn't to convince people that Islam is the right religion by debating. Debating opens a whole can of worms for people not properly educated in Islam and the Non-Muslim usually has a bunch of loaded questions that the Muslim wouldn't be prepared to answer. A Muslims job is to spread the message of Islam by kindly presenting it to Non-Muslims through speech and through how a Muslim lives. Muslims are to display Islam through the way they behave in public, by performing Salah, by observing Hijab(this goes for men as well), by not mixing with the opposite sex, buy not having extra-marital relations, by helping people less fortunate than themselves and by keeping away from all that is Haram to one's best ability.

                      Allah is the only one who can guide peoples hearts to Islam. It's just people have to want to find Allah and not be bound by pride and follow in their parents or stupid societies footsteps, like the people of Prophet Nooh (Alaihi AsSalam) and the people of Prophet Ibraheem (Alaihi AsSalam). Allah will not help those who won't help themselves.
                      Last edited by Abisali; 07-10-18, 10:43 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Sounds like it's not just your classmate, but also you need to read up on and learn about Islam yourself to improve your understanding and so that you'd be in a better position to answer such questions yourself in future inshaAllah. I'm not saying that as a dig- just suggesting that broadening your knowledge on this issue would be good for you. This is a very long topic and there are probably whole books written about this sort of thing, but to give you a summary, here are the broad strokes of what you and your classmate need to learn:

                        1- The world, the universe and everything in it didn't come into existence by itself. That means it had to be brought into existence by a Creator (proving that is a long topic but it can be done). There are ayahs in the Quran which encourage us to contemplate the creation, to contemplate the alternation of the night and day and ask yourself how it's possible for planets to move on their own orbits, nature, where rain comes from etc all these systems couldn't have come about by themselves and needed an initiator (ie Creator) to bring them into being. This is the first step to understanding that Allah (swt) created all of creation. Science has not been able to disprove this but that's another topic.

                        2- The next question is: okay if I accept that a Creator made everything, then which God do I worship and which religion is the right one? First and foremost is the fact that Islam is the one religion that does not permit shirk; it is the direct worship between the worshipper and Allah (swt). The problem with other religions are a) shirk; they place intermediaries between the worshipper and Allah, like the Christians worship Jesus instead of Allah, the Hindus worship various idols and b) the problem with Judaism and Christianity are that over time, the people changed the Bible and Torah to suit the whims of the societies they lived under. For example the Romans believed in the shirk of worshipping 3 gods so that belief was incorporated into the concept of Trinity in Christianity. Christianity can be disproven by the first and second commandments sent to Moses (as) which forbid the worship of anyone other than Allah ta'ala. So the first answer to that question is emphasising that this is the one deen that is about the directness of worship to Allah and the second part is explaining how the Torah and Bible are no longer God's word because they were changed over time.

                        3- That leads to the miracle of the Quran, the perfection of its language, the fact that no one has been able to write anything equal to it let alone better than it, though I realise that's difficult to perceive when it's written in another language that your classmate wont understand. There's also the miracle that an illiterate Prophet (saw) recited the Quran which is a masterpiece of literature during an era when poetry was revered and yet none of the best poets and literary thinkers of his time could come up with anything that could match the Quran. These are all indicators that the Quran could not have come from a human source. The Arabs of Mecca of that time did not have the knowledge of sailing ships or embryology or the orbit of the planet or several of the things that are described in the Quran. Also they were mostly pagan so didn't know much about the previous prophets and the Jews and Christians carried different beliefs about the prophets so the Quran couldn't have come from them either. Once you know about the society of that time and the level of knowledge and explore who could've written the Quran, then it becomes clear that it was divine revelation.

                        When I was in sixth form, I started asking similar questions, not because I doubted Islam, but because I wanted to rely on clarity and not blind faith, so a convert friend gave me a book called "The Road to Faith" by Samih Atef El Zein. It explains all of these three points thoroughly and I highly recommend it. Do NOT suggest that he or she looks up Islam on the internet cos' it'll come up with a ton of hate sites. If any of the links on this thread look good, then send those to your classmate instead along with whatever information is useful.
                        Last edited by neelu; 04-10-18, 10:24 PM.
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                        • #13
                          This would be a strange question to hear for many, as for many of us Muslims who live in Muslim countries Islam is 90-100% of the population. However in your case, you are under no obligation to explain yourself. Follow the quran and do not worry about other people. If you are living in a non Muslim country, the same applies. Stay in a community of Muslims, and attend Islamic schools if you must inshaallah Also, you are under no obligation to take non Muslims as friends. I have none, not because I choose to avoid them, but because I don't know any, or even seen any. I imagine there would not be the same rapport with a non Muslim that I enjoy with brothers. But if kufar started to harangue me about Islam, remember surah Al Kafirun. It calms the senses alhamdulillah

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