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Prominent Muslim Imam Speaks

Before I get started, let me remind those of you in the Vancouver, BC area that we are having an Answering Muslim Conference at Grace Baptist Church in Surrey, BC. on Saturday, April 1st. It will start at 1:00 pm and run until 5:00 pm. The address of the church is 13570 78 Ave. The conference is free, but we will be taking up an offering to cover our costs. We will be covering Christian apologetics, which is the defense of our faith.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (1 Peter 3:15)

The phrase “give an answer” is translated from the Greek word apologia. It basically means to give a defense or an answer for what you believe. In Jude 3 we are told to “earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.” God has given us the truth, and if any other prophet comes declaring something that doesn’t match up with what we have been given in the Scriptures, the measure of truth, we know he is false. We are told to check out what we hear by what we have been told in the Scriptures and reject false teachers.

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)

Those who preach something other that what is in the Scriptures are to be accursed. Six hundred years after Jesus Christ another prophet came preaching a false gospel. Muhammad claimed to be getting revelations from the angel Gabriel, but the messages contradicted the teachings of Scripture. We know that what he had to say was not coming from Jehovah God. If it is not from Jehovah God, who is it from? It is from the great deceiver, the enemy of God, Satan. We are told in Scripture that the Devil can appear as an angel of light.

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Today, 1.6 billion people, one quarter of the world, is now following the lie of Islam. We must have an answer and stand up against this false teaching. They want us to keep our mouths shut, they don’t want the truth spoken. It exposes them and the error of their false teaching. They must shut us up if they want to accomplish their purpose of world domination. They use all the dirty tactics they can think of to shut us up. They call us names like Islamophobes, bigots, hate mongers, etc. The fact is, we are just telling the truth.

Now I want to look at what a prominent Muslim imam in Tennessee, Yasir Qadhi had to say. The New York Times Magazine described him as one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam. Qadhi is not a nobody, he is the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. He is a hafiz (has memorized the Qur’an) and he has an M.A. in the Islamic Creed and a B.A. in Islamic Sciences from Islamic University of Medina, as well as a master’s and a doctorate in Islamic Studies from Yale.

He is talking about jihad, and he says that it is the communal responsibility. In this context he calls “Jews and Christians filthy, their lives and property can be taken in jihad by the Muslims.” Here we have a Muslim imam, living in America, a preacher of Islam, preaching to the Islamic faithful, declaring that Jews and Christians are filthy and the Muslims can take their lives and property in jihad.

Where do they get this idea? They get it from the last major chapter of the Qur’an, chapter 9. There are 114 chapters in the Qur’an, and the 9th is one of the longest chapters. The order of chapters in the Qur’an is from the longest to the shortest. It is the last major chapter, there are two very short ones that were written after it, 113 and 114. It is the last real message that Allah gives to the Prophet. In this chapter he is telling them to kill those who don’t believe.

Chapter 9:29 – Fight those who don’t believe in Allah, nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, even if they be the people of the book, until they pay jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.

Who are the people of the book? They are the Jews and Christians, and the book is the Bible.

Jizya is a protection tax. Under jihad, Muslims give two options to most, convert or die. There is, however, a third option for the people of the book. It is to pay a protection tax. Imagine we are in Chicago in the 1920’s. The Mafia made businesses pay a protection tax or be beaten up. It is paying the bad guys to protect you from the bad guys.

He calls Christians and Jews filthy. What does he mean by that? The word “kufar” means the excrement. The goal of Islam is to rid the world of all the kufar, or all of the evil, so there can be peace in the world.

This man is teaching the fundamental teachings of Muhammad. Those who say they are moderate peace loving Muslims speak publicly about peace, but among themselves they share the truth of Islamic teaching. If this is conservative Islam, we have real trouble on our hands. This is the Islam of Muhammad. Not every Muslim is following Muhammad. The moderate and the reformed Muslims are trying to make Islam something that it never was. They have invented an Islam of their own imagination.

There are “Christians” trying to do the same thing. They say “My god won’t send anyone to Hell.” They are right because their god is a god of their own imagination. The God of the Bible will send people who reject His free offer of salvation to Hell. He gives them opportunity to repent, but if they don’t the will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire.


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