R4E130703 – Islam Basics and Jihad by Douglas Jacoby
1 Islam Basics (Original Study Lesson)
2 Islam Jihad (Original Study Lesson)
LESSON 4: ISLAM A (Basics)
- 622 AD
- Qur’an (Koran) — plus the traditions in the tens of thousands of Hadith, stories and words of Muhammad written down later by his companions.
- Indonesia, India, the Middle East, North Africa, and many other nations
The 5 Pillars of Islam
Outreach tips for Muslims
- Friendship is of the essence!
- Learn about the Qur’an. Read a book on Islam.
- Muslims are 22% of the planet; we cannot and must not remain ignorant about their faith. Let’s engage!
LESSON 5: ISLAM B (Jihad)
- Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” – Luke 23:34
- “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out.” -Q 2:191
- “If anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” – Matthew 5:39
- “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.” -Q 8:12
- “For he who insults you [Muhammad] will be cut off.” -Q 108:3
- “Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us.” -Tabari IX.69
- “Love your enemies and pray those who persecute you.” – Matthew 5:44
Outreach tips for Muslims in the light of Jihad
- Check your sources. Don’t believe everything you hear.
- Always remember: Jesus forbade his followers to respond in kind. Please get a copy of Jesus & Islam if you have not already read this book (written by a Christian and a former Muslim).
- Only a small percentage of Muslims are radically politicized. Keep this in mind.
- Political Islam is little different to political Christianity. The way of force, violence, compulsion, is at completely at odds with what Jesus Christ taught, and how he lived.
- Latch on to the true nature of jihad: striving. While Christianity forbids holy war, we do know something about the struggle to master one’s desires, to shoulder the Cross daily.
- Allah is not the God of the Bible. He is majestically distant, remote, impersonal — so different to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- One is not made right with God by sincerity. “Better a weak faith in a strong bridge than a strong faith in a weak bridge.” That is, sincerity does create truth.