Islam and Women

islam-womenThe Apostle John writing in his second epistle encourages a group of believers to continue walking in the truth. “I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth…” (2 John 4) This is so very important because of the danger of false teachers entering into the church in order to intentionally mislead  members. This tactic is commonly used by Satan to confuse, weaken, and scatter the sheep. “Be on guard for yourselves…I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock…” (Acts 20:29) Holding fast to sound doctrine prevents or allows the flock to be discerning. Just recently, I had an opportunity to attend an introductory to Islam seminar at a local Presbyterian church. The guest speaker was a female Doctrinal Student from the local University invited to discuss and dispel myths about the teachings of Islam. Topics addressed by the spokeswoman included such topics as dress, culture, history, women’s rights, practices, customs, Geography, belief systems, language and more.

The goal or objective of this missionary appears to have been to normalize Islam and to encourage Christians to embrace its teachings. The role of pastors (according to scripture) is to protect their sheep from wolves seeking to devourer them. Sadly, the woman elder and church leadership were attempting to establish common ground with the Quran and the teachings of Islam. During the session the presenter readily admitted that Muslims reject the teaching of the Bible that Jesus is God. In doing so, John classifies her as a deceiver and an anti-Christ. “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist…” (I John 2:22) Anti-Christ purposely intend to interject teachings that replace or oppose the biblical truths regarding the identity of Christ.

This is not uncharacteristic of those who follow the teachings of the Quran. This is actually in alignment with his nature according to Sura 3:54. “And they deceived and Allah deceived and Allah is the best deceiver.” In an attempt to mislead hearers regarding the true nature or practices of Islam, many other misrepresentations occurred, especially pertain to the role of women. S. Michael of Call to Love Minstries writes in his book Dare To Explore “Muslims all over the globe have contradictory convictions about women. Those who are exposed to western civilizations are more liberal in their views towadrs women. These Muslims adopt the West’s beliefs and claim that these come from the true origin of Islam, Mohammad and his teachings. They choose the Qur’anic verses and Hadith sections that please them, but ignore the one that specifically contradict the principle that women are equal to men.”(pg. 90)

Below is a list of some degrading attitudes towards women in Islam.women_eyes_green_eyes_muslim_islam_scarf_2544x1680_wallpaper_Wallpaper_1680x1050_www.wall321.com

  • Can be beaten by her husband for any reason. (Sura 4:34)
  • Can expect up to three additional woman to share her husband (Sura 4:3)
  • Is half in witness (Sura 2:282)
  • Lacks in intelligence (Hadith Sahih Number 2658)
  • Is inferior to man (Sura 4:34)
  • Is most likely heading to hell (Hadith Volume 4, Book 54, No. 464)

Sadly, even in the West, Muslim women must practice these above mentioned requirements. According to Michael, “The majority of them do not have a voice or an opportunity to oppose the men in their families, or to find help from their religious leaders, leaving them with no safe means of escape.” (pg.94)

In an effort to address these issues with the speaker, I along with two other colleagues was verbally opposed by members of the congregation. Did the deception work ? Yes! By embracing or defending the teachings of Islam John states, “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house…for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deed…” (2 John 11) The reason is that false teachers seek to destroy the basic fundamental truths of Christianity. Hospitality only encourages them in their deception of the spreading of heresy, along with the appearance of acceptance or sanctioning it.

After a long discussion with members of the church leadership, it was made clear that they were victims and participants in the Islamic masquerade. Statements were made by women from the church that “There is more than one way to heaven” and “Don’t force your beliefs on her.”The ecumenical movement in Ohio and throughout the world is moving full speed ahead. Those who are willing to compromise scripture in order unify with other faiths will not only be prone to deception but demonstrate evidence of never being born again. “…and does not aide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God.” (2 John 9) Please continue to “holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and refute those who contradict.” (Titus 1:9)

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  4. Henry,

    Thank you for taking the time to read my article about women in Islam. The teachings mentioned come directly from the Quran. Nothing is said or quoted that is not a required practice or instruction from Mohammad. Please read the Qur’an to learn more.

    In addition, I have attached a recent news release noting the true practices of Islam and their agenda for the world. The god of the Qur’an and the Jesus of the Muslim is not the same. Jesus warns throughout scripture about the danger of being deceived by false religions and teachers. (I John 4; Matthew 7, 24-25)

    Saudi Arabia Declares Destruction Of All Churches In Country

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    Earlier this month news reports surfaced out of Saudi Arabia that raised the red flag for Christians, reports MNN.

    Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, says, “The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia–the top Islamic official in the country of Saudi Arabia–has declared that it is “necessary to destroy all the churches of the region.'”

    Nettleton goes on to note that the report hasn’t surfaced anywhere except on the Council on Foreign Relations Web site, which was then picked up by The Atlantic.

    Ranked second on the Open Doors World Watch List (a compilation of the 50 countries where persecution of Christians is the most severe), the news is not really a surprise. There is no provision for religious freedom in the constitution of this Islamic kingdom.

    All citizens must adhere to Islam, and conversion to another religion is punishable by death. Public Christian worship is forbidden; worshipers risk imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and torture.

    Evangelizing Muslims and distributing non-Islamic materials is illegal. Muslims who convert to Christianity risk honor killings and foreign Christian workers have been exposed to abuse from employers.

    Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, created an implication with his assertion. Nettleton explains, “This was in a meeting with Kuwaiti officials who came to Saudi Arabia.

    They were asking this Islamic official ‘What should we do about the churches?’ His statement was, ‘There should be no Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula.'”

    According to the report, the delegation wanted to confirm Sharia’s position on churches. Essentially, Nettleton says, “If you have churches in Kuwait, which they do, they should be destroyed. The interesting thing about this is that there are no churches in Saudi Arabia.

    There are no church buildings that are allowed to exist there. So he clearly wasn’t talking only for his own country: he was trying to export this ideology to the surrounding countries.”

    This proclamation could affect churches in Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Nettleton observes that “in most of these countries, we’re not talking about a lot of churches; we’re talking about a few that are allowed to exist primarily to serve foreigners that are living in that country.”

    However, the UN Human Rights Council has yet to take a stand on such blatant violations of freedom of religion. How the governments implement this declaration is yet to be determined. “Most of these countries would consider their native population to be 100% Muslim. We could see more persecution, we could see churches closed or destroyed. We just kind of wait to see now.”

    The concern raised by this view has not escaped notice of the U.S. Government, though.

    The most recent International Religious Freedom report (annually issued by the State Department) remarks, “Freedom of religion is neither recognized nor protected under the law and is severely restricted in practice…. The government officially does not permit non-Muslim clergy to enter the country to conduct religious services, although some do so under other auspices and are able to hold services.

    These entry restrictions make it difficult for non-Muslims to maintain regular contact with clergy. This is particularly problematic for Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians, whose faiths require that they receive sacraments from a priest on a regular basis.”

    For the most part, says Nettleton, the Mufti’s statement will be buried in the mainstream media. However, he’s encouraging believers to ask God to continue to intervene. There are Christ followers in Saudi Arabia who “take great risk to follow Jesus Christ. They take great risk to even talk about their faith with another person.

  5. I believe that the wolf in this sheeps clothingspeakes words that are counter to the command of Jesus to love our neighbor.The “neighborly” person in his parable was a Samaritan who Jews, putting it mildly, did not favor!So, Jesus said love good people, including those who are different!While some Islamists choose paths that are contrary to love, they do not speak for all members of the faith.Regardless of their beliefs,Jesus also said “Judge not……!Our job is to love and let God judge.Islamists are decendents of the Abraham of our faith and therefore worship the same God of our faith.

    We must realize that Apoltles were Apostles, who gave us their interpretations of the desires of Jesus.Jesus is our Lord and Savior so where there are variations between words of Apostiles and Jesus,guess who’s words are trump!

    Loving God and our neighbors, including good people of different faiths,cultures and persuasions, is our mandate from Jesus! He also told us to leave the judging of others to God (without exceptions, and that includes you,me…) his father! It don’t get no clearer than that!

    Henry C. Tribble

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