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In the month following Operation Desert Storm,
the Saudi Arabian cultural information tent was set up in the middle of the main processing camp for US soldiers at Khobar Towers in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
The 10 provided cultural information about Saudi Arabia in the form of books and videotape, as well as Islamic literature for free distribution and sale.
A series of small discussion groups with American military personnel were held during the day. And a large open discussion group was held every evening, from sunset until midnight.
Many Saudi military personnel and civilians as well as American civilians, and some US military Muslim,
shared in the discussion and in the dissemination of information.
By the time the emerging truths were completely processed out of the country, over 3000, American male and female black and white military personnel had accepted from the following case was made during one of the evenness, discussions in May of 91.
Salaam, Mohammed, the Latin from Manhattan was the whole and I belong to the guest speaker. The questions were asked by American military personnel
who took part in the Desert Shield, Desert Storm operation,
the virgin birth of Jesus Christ,
I would just like to say this,
only talk about
what God can do.
From an Islamic point of view, we
we look at
whereby Bob, and his divinity is maintained. And men, as a creation of God is also
we do not believe that God become men.
More than men become the divine, knowing that God has a son,
which is the way of men,
that the attributes of God are unique to himself. He doesn't share these attributes with his creation. So when we read in the New Testament, of Jesus being the son of God, we look at it in the same context in which Adam is referred to as the Son of God, David is referred to as only the Goblin Son of God. And this these references the Son of God, throughout the Old Testament, indicating a closeness to God as opposed to being an actual, physical product. So, we maintain a monotheism which is unique
in that, God is God and man is totally in the way of creation.
We cannot understand how God created because that is a function of God's creation. How God says be a thing is when nothing was when he create things we created from things.
We make a car from iron, which was melted from, you know, rocks and things existed before we really make life, you'd like to say we made life in the 50s, we're actually producing life probably don't take that matter and introduce that we're not able to create that is something unique to God, which is beyond our comprehension. Because when you really understand that essence, then you are able to manipulate that thing to become residency. When we understand how a tree functions, how it grows, the principles that are involved, we're now able to manipulate the tree, make it grow in directions that we wouldn't be able to see the type of food that it produces and all these patterns and
understood that whereas in the case of God, there is no understanding the essence of God, and how he
literally accepted in that sense that God created Adam from nothing. How
Did God alone,
God created from Adam without a mother, God alone, no. God created Jesus, from Mary, without a father, how God alone knows this is his way he creates us, human beings for the father and the mother. And all that actually takes place the essence of it, we don't know
well, we don't look at other ways was, was it not professional, in
the case of Jesus, how God intervened in the process of the creation, we are saying that it is normal, especially the case of Jesus, that it was in the case of Jesus, or that it was in the case of Adam, because Adam, either father nor mother, is the person is ready to fulfill levels of business.
Because even biological data, scientists say we should biologically understand how a virgin may give birth. You know, you have women who are not married, who have never had, who can go to a sperm bank, get them grown and give birth without ever being right, or having a combination, within the realm of understanding for how a man may come into existence, without either a father or a mother, even on a greater level. So we don't look at the creation of Jesus in the sense of him being born without a father, as being beyond
to God to solve a sudden need of a human woman in the flesh, or, you know, there's got to be a reason why
his birth was miraculous.
miracles were given to the prophecy for to show that they were indeed prophets of God, we believe is something about Jesus.
I don't know about revision to the five, that Jesus when he was born.
And he came back all the people
because they don't, don't mention of God. He came back to the table.
And they were astounded that he gave birth to a child when she was supposed to be a pious woman. And she was married to the How could it be? How could you do such a growth and evil things. And
the child of God revealed to her that she is appointed the child, when she pointed to the child, Jesus spoke as a newborn baby, something was ready to mention in the gospels, something with me as misaka requires, if you need this is one of the miracles was given to Jesus
in the cradle, as a newborn baby.
And as I was interested, not in the Bible, but I wouldn't expect it to be true on the back of a fetus.
To not be honest, I mean,
do we accept the virgin birth, and we accept that even in the Christ, we also accept that one of the miracles of jesus was that he was gathered clean.
Moses in the shape of reverse flow is always a verse
that I don't I don't ever swear to God that he did many things. Yes. But at the same
time, when it says that
it says that Jesus says it is by the will of God.
That God was made it clear that he was
in one accord with the Father. And we believe that was a case of all of the
nation's greatest of all, that we believe that all of the properties are in accordance with the will of God. But he's the only one that had no sin, and that's what somebody believes.
The point is for us, we believe that Jesus
did not die on the earth, you know, as
though we did not believe in a flesh
that he was in fact raised up by God. He would come back to the earth. One of the signs of the Nazi he was right
married, have children on Earth as a leader of those who submit their will. When I say one of the signs of the last day in the future, which
is one of the things that prophesied by the prophet Muhammad and also prophesied that Jesus,
Jesus was raised up by grace, with vision, we are not able to define where our suffering, but I think it will come back down,
live and die on having so close to it, I
believe all that I don't understand why he can't believe in the resurrection,
in the prison, his purpose in coming to understand that so
I think the fundamental difference is that you believe in the need for sacrifice,
and interpretation of sacrifice, and sacrifice in Islam, we as Muslims, are obliged to, or encouraged to sacrifice on a particular day of principles, and in celebration of Abraham's sacrifice or willingness to sacrifice. But we don't believe that this is indicative of the need for a divine sacrifice, you know, to cleanse the mind of this sacrifice was in fact, in the sacrifice of enjoyment, is it is a is a
is symbolic of their willingness to sacrifice what God has given them, recognizing that it is from God, for the pleasure of God, because when you sacrifice the animal data was available with the animal is the body of the animal is given to the poor, we will be given the ability to have an animal divided animal. And we show our willingness to sacrifice of the wealth of strategies for the sake of the needy, whose situation is usually the destiny of God. And we recognize that you have a duty to them because of the significance of sacrifice.
Your customer may not be asked to leave at the end of the
standard on the output of
for the wrong
I think the pointer is incredible the scrapping of the blood is a question of interpretation as to whether it was actually a
sign of sacrifice demand.
sacrifices animals within a sense of the Lord knows that no need
we don't believe in the north becoming higher. This is a human policy
is all around
is the only way you can get to heaven. Okay, well, let's say that
the only way to get to the census is sickness.
Let's say not we are not yet to know how to write that one down next.
To have one of these reactors
have a murder like we really do murder lots of other benign was
I guess a one on one
dialogue Okay, we dialogue with each other. We don't murder logically but for men going to fill out or whatever. Let's start a difficult question How?
I have a question about
religious leaders. They talk about the Vatican where the pope say you have makeup which is your homegirls
Islam and the leaders, the leaders are not there, but they're elsewhere.
There are no religious leaders per se, the only religious leader, who we recognize as being infallible in that sense, right because when we, when somebody who is recognized,
we the only person we recognize as being accountable in the sense of religion
is the Prophet. And the Prophet, Allah, life of the Prophet, being humble allows you to maximize your money. So he is the only religious leader in that sense, we are obliged to follow and we don't have any other people who are all
equal to him, whereas we might want to put them in our
pointed out people like
the Shiite Muslims.
The title is not a religious leader.
It is a lot of what is on the shelves, and maybe getting into photo details of
religion, per se, is considered a deviation from mainstream Islam.
in Christianity, we would call that Catholicism, earliest church.
ism has been a deviation from mainstream
Christianity, and Protestantism. Look at people like Jehovah's Witnesses, and the Mormon this deviation from me behave Christianity. Similarly,
mainstream Islam, you know, 80% of the Western world look at gi ism as being a deviation from mainstream Islam. It proposes concepts about God which are alien to the basic issue that Islam has it has been handed down and lifted and declined in the tradition of the Prophet confession. And so naturally, once a deviated in in terms of the actual theology, how they look at God and man, it's not surprising then that you can find amongst them if we were in the iron coma now becomes somebody similar to the Pope, where the main thing is not orthodox, as long as you want to call it that there is no subtitle, which is the idea of the law.
With a higher law, this should be a sign of God.
Just wanted to say one more thing.
It's like he has in the past that not
to say that he committed the alteration. No, we don't believe that it is okay. But he
committed one of the most, you know, one of the worst ones, that's not recorded in the Bible. We don't accept this. We don't believe that he did.
Okay, we reject it. We look at that as being something written by human beings, which is being integrated into the messages.
Okay, well, the way I believe, okay, I believe that that did happen. But when you talk to the adults, that happen, you know, not the ability, but the impact is happening. Okay. It was not all on his heart, though. You know, it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you know, getting drunk is one of the worst things. Okay, like a mica. You know, drunk before and I've heard a lot of people were they don't remember what they did. But if you read in the Bible, they talk about how God is setting them up for that.
So that was not as Israel
that was a mistake as you take a mistake. No, that's like a question. Can God build a rock so that they can listen? You know, I mean, come on.
the point with this is that when you say that he was not
You're saying that a person who is wrong.
A crime no matter how he is, maybe he is not responsible, but according to Mosaic Law, according to Islamic law,
DNS is not looked at as an excuse. If you commit a crime, you murder somebody to save our broken. If you make the mistake of broken, then you are held to account for that crime. Because you're not unconscious, you are still cautious, you still have a will, you know, your your inhibitions may be broken down because of what happened, how can produce great value in your vision. So you may be willing to do things in a state of intoxication, that if you were to
die from doing that, you still have a role
and still can be great. This is why in America, if you are caught in an accident, for drunken driving the whole way from the line coming down, because they tell you to get those rights, you have the Will you have the ability to decide not to drive. So therefore when a person is in a state of when he commits a crime, he is still responsible, he still has his will. So this is why we don't accept it. Because according to this, the writing of that
it implies that
he willingly in those in intercourse.
And we don't have access that that was he actually,
based on the features of the
West Village. In Atlanta, it's a question of how you can see what
I mentioned the Atlantic. And you know, you mentioned the Christian reputation. If that's what you feel fine with you feel comfortable with it, that profits will come in?
would like a dialogue. We can exchange thoughts and ideas? Not necessarily I'm saying that you reflect that my ideal. I'm just suggesting to you what is your sanity?
We do it all.
Again, with 411. I have a question that
hopefully you might separate the Islamic religion from the politics of Saudi Arabia possibly
a little bit, I've read in the plan and understand that the Malaysian
priests and other religious heads that have come into this country, and more than two years in Jenin
services without any worry about
the negative impact from the government.
But I came over here many of the three didn't take across the graph and were there rain is not a good idea to wear around and things like this we got more of a political problem versus
react to it. Or is that something in the formalism that I just haven't gotten to that I can't spray and I think this is more a question of people being worried about offending other people's sensibilities, you know, between the American military and value the American military is a distraction to avoid problems and
soldiers were coming I don't know there must
be people here zero to avoid suggestibility, but it's lovely to say you can go down the ground making perfectly allowable for you to walk inside of a month look as you want to see what this
is more or less.
If I may
add myself I personally have taken
maybe 30 guys 30 soldiers in combat
on several occasions during the holy month of
Muslims, not only myself but
1000s and other nationalities are
in the appropriate matches of the prayers are gorgeous. Especially most of what is at the mercy of other bits.
And panaprium the base
decided rather and it was it was fantastic. It was gorgeous to me.
Out of the green socks on a rematch, dissolvable factorization and the contract
Arrived at Saudi
moslem back to the person was
sick as in the mountains in the last day alive as it comes
down to medicine
to how to say this brother to allow
some delay for
winter a wizard is via Canada via
United States via
a brother who has a loved one such as
and some of the women's more available and some of them more in Asheville and in somewhere where they're either
government, I want to know why, why the variation is available
person as a Muslim and others aren't or
the requirements for the woman the basic requirements of the covering of everything except for her face.
And she's also recommended, you know, to cover more as she wishes, right. So you will find women taking whatever level they prefer. But the the basic, like the bottom line is when you do everything except for phases.
And in fact, this is something which when you look back in the case of Christianity,
and Judaism, when you see anything that they make of Jesus, and the women who are around Mary Magdalene, rather whenever
you find them were
But I thought this is because the unity of Islam. And Islam is is something which is modified. You know, when each generation, where did you find, for example, the nuns have, you know, radio scientists were all habits all covered up.
But I went on and a dress got shorter, you
little slice person, a little thing on their head, and it wasn't like everybody else's religion has modified itself change with the changing of time.
Not really not the religion of God.
If it was right,
right now, good and evil and that things are relative. This is really a big part of
what we believe to be a decision of God for good or evil. I think
sometimes the greatest
evils of alcohol exist back then.
Race to the back
of a sexuality
by the Bible
was long and sinful.
lambdas modifiers. say well, okay, so there's a lot of potential around today, and you're all clamoring for the right. Are we gonna make it?
Because we have to give some consideration.
We should be
well, being on the topic of homosexuality.
Maybe one of our
topics, but it's a common occurrence of time to deposit the growing trend in America and other countries throughout the world.
the what is the position on homosexuality less religion and how is this use or if it is or how is it dealt with so how is it
How is it being accounted for