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THREE POINTS OF 

 
INTRODUCTION
 

Amman Interfaith Message is misleading and a serious blow to Islam as it attempts to change to basic faith of Islam.

We have provided 3-points of Global Interfaith Message which are based on truthful teachings of Islam. If Muslims follow these points, they will Insha Allah achieve peace in the world and also salvation in Hereafter. 

Point # 1 explains in detail, in the light of Quran and Sunnah, the truthful Islamic teachings and exposes the hypocrisy of Amman Message. 

Point # 2 explains how, we the Muslims of the world, can live in peace and harmony with the people of other faiths without jeopardizing our Islamic faith. 

Point # 3 explains how we, the Muslims of the world, should conduct Interfaith dialogues with the people of other faiths and how we should be careful from the deception of our politicians and rulers who are using religion to achieve their nefarious objectives.

 
 

 

AMMAN INTERFAITH MESSAGE
 

The following is the description of Amman Interfaith Message on the official Amman Message Website.

QUOTE - Parallel to the Amman Islamic Message, in 2005,  H.M. King Abdullah II also launched the Amman Interfaith Message.  King Abdullah’s Interfaith Message is based on the following Qur’anic injunctions:

(1) Say: O ye people of the Scripture, come to a common word between us: that we will not worship other than God and not associate anything with Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords besides God… (Aal-Imran, 3:64).

(2) Truly the believers are brothers. Therefore make peace between your brothers and observe your duty to God that perhaps ye may obtain mercy (Al-Hujurat, 49:10).

Amman Interfaith Message  has three central ideas that are common to Islam, Christianity and Judaism, the three great Monotheistic religions: (1) belief in the Unity of God, (2) worship and devotion to God, (3) love and justice towards fellow human beings. UNQUOTE

The purpose of the Amman Interfaith Message, as described on official Amman Message Website is as follows: 

QUOTE - Amman Interfaith Message is not merely to diffuse tensions between Muslims, Christians and Jews — the followers of the religions of Abraham (peace be upon him), and the believers in the One God — nor simply to promote tolerance between them, but rather to establish full acceptance and goodwill between them. UNQUOTE.  Read more..

 
 

 
 
GLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT # 1
 

According to Amman Interfaith Message,  there are three Central Ideas which are common to Islam, Christianity and Judaism, as follows. (i)  Belief in the Unity of God. (ii) Worship and devotion to God (iii) Love and Justice towards Human Beings.

Meaning, Amman Interfaith Message claims that Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the Unity of God ( one common God).
 
The above statement is a blatant lie and misrepresentation of facts. 
 
Look at what Muslims believe. 

It is in Quran - Say (O’Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is one. Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is independent. He does not have children. Nobody has given birth to him. Nobody can match Him or equal Him”. (Al-Ikhlas - 1- 4). 

As against the above Islamic belief, the Christians believe in 3 Gods; the Father God, the Son of God [Prophet Jesus (Isa. - علیھ السلا م)] and the Holy Ghost.  Similarly, the Jews believe that Prophet Ezra (Uzair -  علیھ السلا م) is the son of God. (Astaghfirullah)

Some people claim that not all Christians or Jews believe in the Trinity of God. Be that as it may, still, they can not be treated as "Believers" until they believe  Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as a last Prophet, the seal of prophet-hood, and obey the commandments contained in Quran and Sunnah. We have explained this issue in detail in the following paragraphs.

 

MISINTERPRETATION OF QURANIC VERSES BY AMMAN INTERFAITH MESSAGE

 

The following two Quranic verses have been quoted on the official Website of Amman Interfaith Message in support of their claim that Jews and Christians are believers on par with Muslims.

(i) Say: O ye people of the Scripture, come to a common word between us: that we will not worship other than God and not associate anything with Him, and that none of us shall take others for Lords besides God (Aal-e-Imran - 64).

(ii) Truly the believers are brothers. Therefore make peace between your brothers and observe your duty to God that perhaps ye may obtain mercy (Al-Hujurat - 10).

Readers will notice that only part of the verse # 64 of Surah Al-e-Imran is mentioned.  It is a deliberate attempt to hide facts. 

Then,  verse # 10 of Surah Al-Hujurat is mentioned, to mislead people that Christians, Jews and Muslims are brothers in faith. 

The above interpretations are political ploy to fool innocent Muslims. We have explained below the correct understanding of the above verses.

(i) It is in Quran -   قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلَّا نَعْبُدَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَلَا نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُولُوا اشْهَدُوا بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ   [Meaning - Say: "O People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)." If then they turn back, you say: "Bear witness that we  are Muslims (bowing to Allah's - سبحانہ و تعا لی Will)] (Aal-e-Imran - 64).

Read the above verse carefully. The whole verse is asking Christians and Jews to come back to the right belief, from their current belief of Trinity. Muslims are commanded to ask Christians to refrain from their belief in 3 Gods; the Father God, the son of God and the Holy Ghost. The verse specifically describes this fact and clarifies "that we (Muslims) worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves Lords and patrons (like their belief in three Gods) other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)".

The verse further states that "If then they turn back, (then you O'Muslims) say you bear witness that we are Muslims (believers) (and they are not believers as they are not bowing to Allah's - سبحانہ و تعا لی Will)". This portion of the verse is deliberately kept hidden in the Amman Interfaith Message to mislead innocent people.

It is abundantly clear that the above verse does not call Christians as believers.  As a matter of fact, it is demanding Christians and Jews to become believers like Muslims by renouncing their self concocted Trinity theory.

Now look at the second verse mentioned in Amman Interfaith Message with reference to Muslims, Jews and Christians.
 

(ii) It is in Quran -  إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ  [Meaning -  The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.] (Al-Hujraat - 10).

The above verse is from Sura al-Hujraat.  Right from the start,  Sura al-Hujraat deals with Muslims.  There is no mention of Christians and Jews here. The word 'Believers ( الْمُؤْمِنُونَ )  has been used in this verse only for Muslims.  The verse explains that if two Muslims (Mominoon) have a conflict of any kind, it is important that we make peace and reconciliations between them. Here Muslims are declared as brothers in faith. 

The Amman Interfaith Message misinterprets the above verse and misleads people to believe Christians and Jews as "Believers" ( الْمُؤْمِنُونَ ) just like Muslims. (Astaghfirullah).

It looks, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Ammani scholars have become absolutely fearless from Allah  (سبحانہ و تعا لی). We fail to understand how could they mislead people in this fashion?  They should think that there is a long life after death in which they have to reply for their deeds. What will happen to them in Hereafter, if they mislead innocent Muslims in this fashion,  is anybody's guess.

 

Some Ammanis present the following Quranic verses to claim Christians and Jews as 'believers on par with Muslims'.   

(1) It is in Quran  -  إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ  [Meaning - Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed to you O' Muhammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and work righteous - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.] (Al-Baqara - 62)

(2) It is in Quran  - كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ ۗ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم ۚ مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ   ( Meaning - You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are perverted transgressors.) (Aal e Imran - 110)

They claim that on the basis of these Quranic verses, they cannot do 'takfeer' of Christians and Jews (declare them as unbelievers). They also claim that since they do not know who, among the Christians and Jews are 'Mominoon', therefore, they do not want to do 'Takfeer' of anyone among them.  Meaning, they are preaching that Christians and Jews of the present day should not be regarded as unbelievers.  In other words, they should be treated as "believers" on par with Muslims.

To understand the true meanings of the above verses, let us read the following Hadith.  

It is in Hadith  - It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) observed:  By Him in whose hand is the life of Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), he who amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that which I have been sent and dies in this state (of disbelief), he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell Fire.  (Muslim Book 1, Hadith # 284)

Therefore, the correct understanding of the Quranic verses (al-Baqra 62, and Aal e Imran 110) mentioned above is;  the people who had Sahih Iman during the life times of their Prophets and beyond until the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) will be rewarded as per their good deeds.  Like the Jews who  believed in their Prophets' teachings, as it was taught to them by their prophets during their life times and later, before the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), will get reward for their righteous deeds.  Similar is the case with Christians. However, after the advent of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), they are required to believe in the Sharia brought by Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). If they reject, they will be treated as unbelievers. 

Also, read following Quranic verses to understand this issue in its right perspective. 

(1) It is in Quran  -    لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ ثَالِثُ ثَلَاثَةٍ ۘ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۚ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُوا عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ   [Meaning Indeed those who say: 'Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is the third of the Trinity' became unbelievers. There is but One God. If they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve.] (Al-Ma'eda - 73)

In the above verse, Christians are clearly regarded as Unbelievers (Mushrikeen) who will enter Hell for painful punishment. There is Ijma (consensus) of all Muslim scholars on this for the past 1400 years. Meaning, for all practical purposes, Christians are treated on par with other non-believers (like Hindus) in the Court of Allah  (سبحانہ و تعا لی) because of their polytheist trinity beliefs.

If Christians and Jews change their faith and believe in the existence of one God (not in Trinity), as described in Quran, and also believe in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as the seal-of-Prophets and obey the Islamic commandments, then they can be treated as "Believers". 

(2) It is in Quran -  وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ ۖ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۖ يُضَاهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَبْلُ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ  [ Meaning - The Jews call 'Uzair the son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی), and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی). That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ] (At-Taubah - 30)

The above Quranic verse says "Allah's (سبحانہ و تعا لی) curse be on Christians and Jews", then how come King Abdullah II of Jordan calls them "Believers on par with Muslims"?  Definitely this is against the commandments of Quran and Ahadith.

(3) It is in Quran -  اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ  الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ [ Meaning - Keep us on the right path. The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors (Sahabah, Awliya Allah). Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath  is brought down (Jews), nor of those who go astray (Christians).] (Fatiha - 6-7)

It is consensus (Ijma) of all Mufassireen of Quran that Jews and Christians have been referred in the above verses.

 

PERCEPTION OF GOD IN ISLAM
 
A Perception of God which exposes the fact of the matter, ie., a perception which is as per the fact of Allah ( سبحانہ و تعا لی  )  is the real God.  To believe in Him, is the truthful belief in God.
 
The Islamic perception of God, as explained by Prophet Mohammad ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) is the only truthful perception about our Creator.
 
Quran declares about Prophet Mohammad  ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) as follows:  
It is in Quran – وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰإِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ [Prophet Mohammad - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم does not say anything with his self desire, except that this is the revelation which is coming to him ( from Allah -  سبحانہ و تعا لی )’]  ( An-Najm - 3-4)  
 
Islamic perception of  Allah -  سبحانہ و تعا لی  by Sahabah, Awliya Allah and Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'a, is different from the perception of God by deviant Sects in Muslims. 
 
(i) It is in Quran -  وَلِلَّهِ الْمَشْرِقُ وَالْمَغْرِبُ ۚ فَأَيْنَمَا تُوَلُّوا فَثَمَّ وَجْهُ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ [Meaning - "To Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) belong the East and the West. Wherever you turn, you will find Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) ( Meaning Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی is Omnipresent - existing everywhere every moment). Indeed Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is all pervading (He is there throughout the Cosmos) and Omniscient ( infinitely wise ).] (Al-Baqra – 115 )
(ii) It is in Quran -  هُوَ ٱلۡأَوَّلُ وَٱلۡأَخِرُ وَٱلظَّـٰهِرُ وَٱلۡبَاطِنُ‌ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ [Meaning - He is the First, and the Last, He is the Manifest (apparent) and the Immanent (present throughout the material world) and is the knower of all things’. (Al-Hadeed – 3).
 
(iii) It is in Quran -  وَفِىٓ أَنفُسِكُمۡ‌ۚ أَفَلَا تُبۡصِرُونَ [Meaning - 'He is in your own self, will you not see']  (Adh-Dhariyat - 21).
 
(iv) It is in Hadith -  Narrated by Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) - "Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said  'Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) is not hidden from you". (Bukhari)
 
(v) It is in Hadith - Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said 'you worship Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) seeing Him, and in case you fail to see Him, do your prayer knowing fully well that He is seeing you. (Bukhari, Muslim)
    
(vi) It is in Quran - ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۚ  [Meaning - Allah is the light (existence) of the Heavens and Earth’.]  (An-Noor -35).
 
(vii)  It is in Quran - وَلَقَدۡ خَلَقۡنَا ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ وَنَعۡلَمُ مَا تُوَسۡوِسُ بِهِۦ نَفۡسُهُ ۥ‌ۖ وَنَحۡنُ أَقۡرَبُ إِلَيۡهِ مِنۡ حَبۡلِ ٱلۡوَرِيدِ [ Meaning - We (Allah - سبحانہ و تعا لی) verily created man and We know what his soul whispers to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein’.] (Qaf – 16).
 
(viii) It is in Quran -   وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ‌ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعۡوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ‌ۖ فَلۡيَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لِى [ Meaning - 'When My servants ask you (O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) concerning Me, (tell them) I am ever present (with them) and I listen to the call of him that calls Me'.] (Al-Baqara - 186).

(ix) It is  in Quran -  لَيۡسَ كَمِثۡلِهِۦ شَىۡءٌ۬‌ۖ وَهُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡبَصِيرُ  [Meaning - Nothing is like Him, and He is the Seerer and Hearer.] (Ash-Shura - 11).

(x) It is in Quran -   لَّا تُدۡرِڪُهُ ٱلۡأَبۡصَـٰرُ وَهُوَ يُدۡرِكُ ٱلۡأَبۡصَـٰرَ‌ۖ وَهُوَ ٱللَّطِيفُ ٱلۡخَبِيرُ [Meaning - Peoples' eyes cannot see Him, He sees their eyes (them).  He has minute vision and is aware of everything. (Al-An'aam - 103).

(xi) It is in Quran -  وَقُلِ ٱلۡحَمۡدُ لِلَّهِ سَيُرِيكُمۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ فَتَعۡرِفُونَہَا‌ۚ وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِغَـٰفِلٍ عَمَّا تَعۡمَلُونَ [Meaning - "(Say O'Prophet - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Praise be to Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی).  He will show you His signs and you will recognize them.  Your Lord is not heedless of anything you do.]  (An-Naml - 93).

(xii) It is in Quran - قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ .  اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ  .  لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ  .  وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَد (Meaning - Say, He is the God, the one and only.  God, the eternal and absolute. He begets not, nor is he begotten.  And there is none like him. (Ikhlas 1-4).
 

A perception of God which is unreal, fabricated or a perception which is not as per the fact of the matter will be treated as a "Lie" and "Faithlessness".

Like the Christians believe that the Divinity of Almighty and Servant-hood of a human is combined in one body and claim that Jesus Christ (Isa - علیھ السلا م) is son of God. Meaning, they associate divinity with Jesus Christ.  They believe in Trinity (three Gods); The Heavenly Father God - the Son of God - the Holy Ghost God.  Similar is the case with Jews who consider Uzair  - علیھ السلا م as son of God.
 
It is in Quran  -    لَّقَدْ كَفَرَ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا إِنَّ اللَّهَ ثَالِثُ ثَلَاثَةٍ ۘ وَمَا مِنْ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۚ وَإِن لَّمْ يَنتَهُوا عَمَّا يَقُولُونَ لَيَمَسَّنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ   [Meaning Indeed those who say: 'Allah is the third of the Trinity' became unbelievers. There is but One God. If they do not desist in what they say, a painful punishment will afflict those of them that disbelieve. ] (Al-Ma'eda - 73)

In the above verse, Christians are clearly regarded as Unbelievers (Mushrikeen) who will enter Hell for painful punishment. There is Ijma (consensus) of all Ulema on the understanding of the above verse. Thus for all practical purposes, Hindus and Christians are treated on par in the Court of Allah  and they are treated as Unbelievers.  If they change their faith and believe in the existence of one God, as described in Quran, and they also believe in Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as the seal of Prophets and obey the Islamic commandments, then they can be treated as "Believers".  

It is in Quran -  وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ عُزَيْرٌ ابْنُ اللَّهِ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَى الْمَسِيحُ ابْنُ اللَّهِ ۖ ذَ‌ٰلِكَ قَوْلُهُم بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ ۖ يُضَاهِئُونَ قَوْلَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن قَبْلُ ۚ قَاتَلَهُمُ اللَّهُ ۚ أَنَّىٰ يُؤْفَكُونَ  [ Meaning - The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! ] (At-Taubah - 30)

The above Quranic verse says "Allah's curse be on Christians and Jews" for their wrong perception of their creator.  It is clearly mentioned that what they say is concocted by them and in that they imitate the unbelievers.  

 
THUS, THE CLAIM OF AMMAN MESSAGE TO TREAT CHRISTIANS, JEWS AND OTHERS AS 'BELIEVERS IN GOD', IS A LIE AND A FALSE STATEMENT; NOT AS PER THE FACT OF THE MATTER.
 

(i) It is in Quran -   قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ تَعَالَوْا إِلَىٰ كَلِمَةٍ سَوَاءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلَّا نَعْبُدَ إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَلَا نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئًا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُولُوا اشْهَدُوا بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ   [Meaning - Say: "O'People of the Book! come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)." If then they turn back, say ye: "Bear witness that we are Muslims.] (Aal-e-Imran - 64).

The above verse is asking Christians and Jews to come back to the right belief, from their current belief of Trinity. Muslims are commanded to ask Christians to refrain from their belief in 3 Gods; the Father God, the son of God and the Holy Ghost. The verse specifically describes this fact and clarifies "that we (Muslims) worship none but Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی); that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves Lords and patrons (like their belief in three Gods) other than Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی)".

The verse further states that "If then they turn back, (then you O'Muslims) say you bear witness that we are Muslims (and they are not believers)".

It is abundantly clear that the above verse does not call Christians as believers.  As a matter of fact, it is demanding Christians and Jews to become believers like Muslims by renouncing their self concocted Trinity theory.

Islamic perception of God is very clearly described in Quran and Sunnah.  Islam is Allah's religion and whoever deviates from it loses both in this world and in Hereafter.  
 
It is in Quran -  الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا  ( This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion ) (Al-Ma'ida - 3)
 
It is in Quran -  وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ  (And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.)(Aal-e-Imran - 85)
 
 
THE COMMON GROUND LOGIC IS DECEPTIVE
 
 
Amman Message attempts to erase the work of our Fuqaha (Islamic Jurists) for the past 1400 years in one go by declaring everyone as Muslim. Our Fiqh scholars for the past 1400 years have explained in detail what is Kufr/Shirk and what is Iman.  
  
The Common Ground logic, propagated through Amman Message is a mirage, a deception, to lead Muslims away from Islam.  As per the Common Ground logic propagated by Amman Message, even Makkan Pagans of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) time can be declared as "Believers" since they also believed in one God and they claimed Love of one God and love of neighbor as paramount teachings of Paganism.
 
If Amman Message was the true Islamic faith, then why Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) strived to declare Pagans as non-believers and worked hard to bring them to Islam? 

It is in Quran - وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُم مَّنْ خَلَقَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ اللَّهُ ۖ  [ If you ask them who created them, they (the Pagans) would surely say Allah]. (Az-Zukhruf - 87)

It is Quran -  قُلْ مَن يَرْزُقُكُم مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ أَمَّن يَمْلِكُ السَّمْعَ وَالْأَبْصَارَ وَمَن يُخْرِجُ الْحَيَّ مِنَ الْمَيِّتِ وَيُخْرِجُ الْمَيِّتَ مِنَ الْحَيِّ وَمَن يُدَبِّرُ الْأَمْرَ ۚ فَسَيَقُولُونَ اللَّهُ ۚ فَقُلْ أَفَلَا تَتَّقُونَ ["Say, Who is it that gives you all sustenance from the sky and earth, governs sight and hearing, brings forth life from the dead and death from the living and plans the affairs of man? ' They (the Pagans) will all say Allah"] (Younus - 31)

Amman Message deliberately ignores true beliefs of different sects and declare them as believers. They have gone a step further and have also declared Christians and Jews as believers on par with Muslims.  They are planning to include Buddhists also as "believers".  Applying the same common ground logic, they may include Hindus and others as "Believers" soon.
 

 

GLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT #2


As far as the concept of peaceful and progressive co-existence in the world is concerned, it is  mandatory on all of us to live in peace and harmony.  We should never wish bad for others, we should never try to hurt others, physically or mentally and we should spread the message of love, not only among Muslim sects, but among people of other faiths.   

We can always say to our brothers and sisters who are Jews, Christians or from any religious group in the world, in a mild way, that even though we disagree with them in basic faith,  we definitely would like to live in peace and harmony with them.  There is nothing wrong in it.   Islam is the only religion which has taught the world what is religious tolerance and how it is practiced.  If it was not like that, probably 90% of the world population would have been Muslim today.  Muslims never did ethnic cleansing as others did in Spain (Millions of Muslims); Bosnia (Millions of Muslims); Iraq, Syria, Libya & Afghanistan (Millions of Muslims); Hiroshima & Nagasaki (millions of Buddhists); Australia (20 million aborigines); North America (100 million Indians); South America (50 million Indians); Africa (180 million African slaves) -  The list is very long. 

 

 

GLOBAL INTERFAITH MESSAGE - POINT #3

 

During our Interfaith dialogue with other religious groups,  there is no harm in reminding them about moral values mentioned in their scriptures. We can also mention corresponding moral values described in Quran and Sunnah.  However, let us not forget that people feel bored listening to moral sermons. Therefore, we should emphasize the material benefits of peaceful co-existence and community welfare that can be achieved by mutual cooperation.

Hatred divides people and no one benefits from hating each other.  In this context, we should be aware of the political ploys of our rulers, and vote bank politics of our politicians, who often promote hatred among Groups of people to create pockets of influence and vote banks to remain in power eternally.

Needless to say that Amman Message a political ploy of Salafists and Zionists to bring 56 Muslims countries under their rule with the help of a puppet Khalifa-e-Islam. They are raising the bogey of peace to achieve their evil objective. Peace can be achieved without compromising our Islamic faith.
 

 

 

THE FINAL WORD

 

If Muslims fail to recognize the Amman Message threat to their Iman and fall prey to these dubious political games played by notorious rulers, they will sure be the losers in in this world and in Hereafter.
 
O'our Lord, kindly reveal the facts of things, as they are, and keep us Muslims when we die and join us with the righteous people on whom you have bestowed your mercy in abundance.  Ameen.
 
The problem of hate and division among our people is superficially created by vested interest.  We need to develop a mechanism to check evil behavior of our politicians, rulers and their controlled mafia in civil society.

Majority of our people belonging to all religions, sects and groups, are peace loving. They are busy in arranging food, shelter and education to their children/families. They do not have time to hate others.

The hate frenzy and state sponsored terrorism in the world is the result of vote bank politics of our politicians' and our rulers' unending greed for more power and money.

 

 

 

The following 'World Corruption Index 2013' serves as a reminder that the abuse of power, secret dealings and bribery continue to ravage human society around the Globe.  The Index involves 177 countries on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).  It is surprising to note that no country is clean,  while two thirds of the countries score below 50.  Read more...

    

The real problem lies there and we should attempt to address it to achieve our objectives of peaceful co-existence and economic prosperity in the world. 


وَمَا عَلَيْنَا إِلَّا الْبَلاغُ الْمُبِينُ

WAMA ALAINA ILLAL BALAGHUL MUBEEN

 

 

 

Further Reading

The Three Points of Global Sahih Iman Message