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Visit http://davidsonpress.com/islam to read this comic book on line. Permission is granted by the author to duplicate and present this slide show worldwide. The Amazing Teachings of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed’s Believe It or Else! This slide show and the additional information and text was adapted by Charles Welty for Davidson Press from the comic book by Dr. Abdullah Aziz. The printed comic book is not distributed or published by Davidson Press.Charles WeltyDavidson Press
2 Note to the Teacher and Students This PowerPoint ™ slide show has been prepared to enable you to teach your own study class based on Mohammed’s Believe It or Else! by Abdullah Aziz using the included Speaker’s Notes. Although there is a copyright on this presentation, the author grants you the right to copy the Speaker’s Notes and to teach this slide show to the public.
3 Tips on Navigation Use the navigation buttons in the lower right corner to move through the slide presentation. Home (Title Page) Back One Slide Return to Previous Slide Forward One Slide When a Qur’an or Hadith reference is cited, the following slide will contain the full text of all of the references so they can be read easily by the members of your study.
4 Table of Contents (1 of 4) The Holy Books of Islam What is a Hadith? The Two Collections of HadithsThe Two Collections of Hadiths Importance of the Hadith What Drives the Hadith? A Working Assumption “Salvation” in Islam Mohammed’s Believe It or Else!Mohammed’s Believe It or Else! Introduction Allah’s Monkey Men Jewish Rats and Pigs Mohammed’s Inspiration A Test of Prophethood The Seal of Prophethood
5 Table of Contents (2 of 4) The Giant She-Camel The Champions of the Cave The Man Who Died for 100 YearsThe Man Who Died for 100 Years A 90-Foot Adam No Dogs or Cats Satan Stays in the Nose OvernightSatan Stays in the Nose Overnight Playing Chess is Forbidden Non-Muslims Have Seven IntestinesNon-Muslims Have Seven Intestines Don’t Pray Looking Up The Wondrous Wings of a FlyThe Wondrous Wings of a Fly The Qur’an Forgotten The Setting of the Sun
6 Table of Contents (3 of 4) Mohammed Was Bewitched Mohammed Had Head Lice Drinking Camel Urine The Crying Palm Tree The Fingers of Life The Shouting Food Allah’s Hammer The Angel with 600 Wings If You Sleep During Prayers, Satan Pees in Your EarIf You Sleep During Prayers, Satan Pees in Your Ear No Garlic or Onions Yawning Is from Hell Hell-Fire for Women No Assurance of Salvation
7 Table of Contents (4 of 4) What Made the Prophet Afraid?What Made the Prophet Afraid? Healing Palm Leaves What Color Was Mohammed’s Skin?What Color Was Mohammed’s Skin? Allah’s Prophet Uncovered What Color Was Mohammed’s Hair?What Color Was Mohammed’s Hair? Aisha the Child Bride The Racist Prophet and the EthiopiansThe Racist Prophet and the Ethiopians Gabriel Opens Mohammed’s ChestGabriel Opens Mohammed’s Chest What You Need to Know About IslamWhat You Need to Know About Islam What Must I Do to Be Saved?What Must I Do to Be Saved? Learn the Basics of God’s Law
8 The Holy Books of Islam Islam has two “inspired” written texts. –The Qur’an Recited by Mohammed
9 The Holy Books of Islam Islam has two “inspired” written texts. –The Qur’an Recited by Mohammed –The Hadith Over a dozen volumes of written commentaries on the Qur’an. Includes much historical information not found in the Qur’an. Deemed as authoritative as the Qur’an by Muslim scholars.
10 What is a Hadith? A tradition or collection of traditions of Mohammed. –Includes his sayings and deeds. –Sometimes used as a synonym of sunna. As a discipline, consists of 2 branches. –Validation through chain of authority (isnad). –Validation through content (matn). Two collections: Sunni and Shiite
11 The Two Collections of Hadiths Sunni scholars recognize… –Bukhari collections –Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, an-Nassi, and Ibn Maja collections Shiite scholars recognize… –Collections through Ali’s family –Al-Kulini, al-Babuya, al-Qummi, al-Tusi collections.
12 The Importance of the Hadith The Hadith is to be considered as authoritative as the Qur’an. Dr. Mohammed Hamidullah says, “The custodian and repository of the original teachings of Islam… [are found] above all in the Qur’an and the Hadith.” 1 “The Qur’an and the Hadith… are the basis of all [Islamic] law.” 2 1 Introduction to Islam, page 250. 2 Ibid., page 163.
13 The Importance of the Hadith Dr. Mohammed Hamidullah also says Muslims revere the Hadith as well as the Qur’an because: “The Hadith is as divinely inspired as the Qur’an itself. The teachings of Islam are based primarily on the Qur’an and the Hadith, and, as well shall presently see, both are based on divine inspiration.” 1 1 Introduction to Islam, page 23.
14 The Importance of the Hadith Muslim writers such as Hammudullah Abdalatati says the Hadith is considered the Second Source of Islam: “All the articles of faith… are based and derived from the teachings of the Qur’an and the Traditions (Hadith) of Mohammed.” 1 Thus it is no surprise that the Hadith is inspired and authoritative to “orthodox” Muslims. 1 Islam in Focus, (Singapore: The Muslim Converts’ Association of Singapore, 1991), page 21.
15 The Importance of the Hadith The Hadiths contain much information about pre- Islamic Arabic which is not found in the Qur’an. –For example, Vol. 3, #65 and Vol. 5, #53, tell us there were 360 idols as the Ka’bah when Mohammed conquered it. The Hadith contains intricate details and in what way various Islamic rituals and laws are to be carried out.
16 What Drives the Hadith? The driving force behind the Hadith is the question... “What must I do to be forgiven by Allah and to be admitted to paradise?” In the Hadith, Mohammed does not give vague generalities to the reader. He tells the reader exactly what to do, how to do it, and in what order to do it.
17 A Working Assumption Without Allah’s forgiveness, no one may enter Paradise. Hell fire awaits those who do not gain Allah’s favor. To gain Allah’s acceptance is not easy. One must earn Allah’s forgiveness. One mistake can cancel out all that you have done.
18 “Salvation” in Islam There is no concept of salvation by grace in the Hadith. The Hadith sets forth the rules and rituals which must be followed to earn salvation. Muslims who ignore these rules and rituals imperil their immortal souls. Let us look now at the “inspired” teachings of Mohammed.
24 Allah’s Monkey Men The Qur’an Surah 7:163-166 Ask them about the town which stood by the sea shore. Behold! They sinned in regard to the Sabbath. On their Sabbath day, the fish swam up to them and stuck their heads out of the water (to tempt them to catch them). But the fish did not do this on the day that was not the Sabbath. In this way We tempted them because they were devoted to sinning. When some of them said, “Why do you bother preaching to people whom Allah will destroy or inflict with a terrible punishment?” The preachers responded, “To fulfill our obligations to their Lord and they might yet fear Him.” When they ignored the warnings given to them, We saved those who avoided evil, but We punished the evil-doers with a grievous punishment because they were devoted to sinning. When in their insolence they transgressed the warnings, We said to them, “Become monkeys! Despised and rejected.”
28 Jewish Rats and Pigs The Hadith Bukhari, vol. IV, chapter 524, p. 333: The Prophet said, “A group of Israelites were lost. Nobody knows what they did. But I do not see them except that they were cursed and transformed into rats, for if you put the milk of a she-camel in front of a rat, it will not drink it, but if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will drink it.” (1) It was illegal for the Israelites to eat the meat or drink the milk of camels while they were allowed to eat the meat and rink the milk of sheep. The prophet inferred from the rats’ habit that some of the Israelites had been transformed into rats. (2) Later on the prophet was informed through inspiration about the fate of those Israelites: They were transformed into pigs and monkeys.
32 Mohammed’s Inspiration The Hadith Mohammed would hear ringing in his ears; his heart would beat rapidly; his face turn red; his breathing labored; he would fall to the ground or lie down; he would shake; his eyes would open wide; his lips tremble; spit drool from the corners of his mouth; he would sweat profusely; he saw and heard things no one else ever saw or heard; he would sometimes make a snoring noise like that of a camel; and he would be covered with a sheet. vol. I, nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 vol. II, chap. 16 (pg. 354), no. 544 vol. III, nos. 17, 829 vol. IV, nos. 95, 438, 458, 461 vol. V, nos. 170, 462, 618, 659 vol. VI, nos. 447, 448, 468, 478, 481, 508
35 A Test of Prophethood The Hadith Bukhari vol. IV. No. 546: When Abdullah bin Salam heard of the arrival of the Prophet at Medina, he came to him and said, “I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet: 1. What is the first sign of the Hour (i.e., the end of the world)? 2. What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise? 3. Why does a child resemble its father and why does it resemble its maternal uncle?” Allah’s Apostle said, “Gabriel just now told me of their answers.” Abdullah said, “He (i.e., Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews.”
36 A Test of Prophethood Allah’s Apostle said, “The first sign of the Hour will be a fire that will bring together the people from the East to the West; the first meal of the people of Paradise will be an extra lobe of fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to its parents: if a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets his discharge first, the child will resemble the father, and if the woman gets her discharge first, the child will resemble her.”
38 The Seal of Prophethood The Qur’an Surah 33:40 Mohammed is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets (rests upon him). The Hadith Bukhari vol. I, no. 189; vol. IV, no. 741: Narrated As-Sa’ib Yazid: “I stood behind him (i.e., Allah’s Apostle) and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the ‘zir-al-Hijla’ (the size of a button on a small tent or a partridge egg).” Bukhari vol. IV, no. 741: Narrated As Sab’ib Bin Yazid “Standing behind him (i.e. Allah’s Apostle) I saw the Seal (of the Prophets) between his shoulders.”
39 The Seal of Prophethood Muslim vol. IV, no. 5790-5793 THE FACT PERTAINING TO THE SEAL OF HIS PROPHETHOOD, ITS CHARACTERISTIC FEATURE AND ITS LOCATION ON HIS BODY. Jabir B. Samura reported: “I saw the Seal on his back as if it were a pigeon’s egg.” This Hadith has been narrated on the authority of Simak with the same chain of transmitters. As-Sa’ib B. Yzid reported: My mother’s sister took me to Allah’s Messenger and… I stood behind him and I saw the Seal between his shoulders. Abdullah B. Sarjis reported: “I saw Allah’s Apostle and ate with him bread and meet…. I then went after him and saw the Seal of Prophethood between his shoulders on the left side of this shoulder having spots on it like moles.”
43 The She-Camel Prophet The Qur’an Surah VII:73 To the Thamud people… This she-camel of Allah is a sign unto you: So let her graze on Allah’s earth and do not let her come to any harm, or you will be seized by a terrible punishment. Surah VII:77 Then they ham-strung the she-camel and insolently defied the order of their Lord… so the earthquake took them unawares and they lay prostrate in their homes in the morning. Surah LIV:23 The Thamud rejected their Warners. Surah LIV:27 For we sent the she-camel as a trial for them.
44 The She-Camel Prophet The Qur’an Surah LIV:29 But they called to their companion and he took a sword in his hand and ham-strung her. Surah LIV:30-31 Ah! How terrible was my penalty and my warning! For We sent against them a single mighty blast and they became like the dry stubble used by one who pens cattle. Surah XCI:11 The Thamud people rejected their prophets through their inordinate wrong-doing. Surah XCI:13-14 But the apostle of Allah said to them, “It is a she- camel of Allah! Do not hinder her from drinking.” But they rejected him and ham-strung her. So their Lord, on account of this crime, destroyed the traces of them and made them all suffer equally.
47 The Champions of the Cave The Qur’an Surah VII:9-25 Do you understand that the Companions of the Cave and of the Inscription were wonders among our signs? Behold, the youths entered the Cave and said, “Our Lord, bestow upon us your mercy and deal with us in the right way.” We drew a veil over their ears for a number of years in the Cave. Then we awakened them in order to test which of the two parties was best at calculating the number of years they had stayed in the Cave. We relate to you their story in truth… So they stayed in their Cave three hundred years, and some add nine more years to that.
50 The Man Who Died for 100 Years The Qur’an Surah II:259 Or take the similitude of one who passed by a village in ruins to its roofs. He said, “Oh! How shall Allah restore it to life after its death?” But Allah caused him to die for 100 years. Then he raised him up and said, “How long have you stayed here?” He said, “A day or a part of a day.” He said, “No, you have been here for 100 years! But look at your food and your drink. They show no sign of age. And look at your donkey! We have made you a sign unto the people. Look further at the bones (of your body), how we clothed them with flesh.”
51 A 90-Foot Adam The Hadith Bukhari vol IV, no. 543 Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall.”
53 No Dogs or Cats Allowed The Hadith Bukhari vol IV, no. 539 Narrated Abu Talha: The Prophet said, “Angels do not enter a house which has either a dog or a picture in it.” Bukhari vol IV, no. 540 Narrated Abdullah bib Umar: “Allah’s Apostle ordered that the dogs should be killed.” Muslim vol I, no. 551 Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: “What about them, i.e., other dogs?” and then granted concession to keep the dog for hunting and the dog for the herd and said: “When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times and rub it with dirt the eighth time.”
54 No Dogs or Cats Allowed The Hadith Muslim vol I, no. 552 A Hadith like this has been narrated from Shu’ba with the same chain of transmitters except for the fact that in the Hadith transmitted by Yahya, those words are: “He (the Holy Prophet) gave concession in the case of the dog for looking after the herd, for hunting, and for watching the cultivated land,” and there is no mention of this addition (i.e., concession in case of watching the cultivated lands) except in the Hadith transmitted by Yahya. Footnote #486 The dog is one of the unclean beasts according to Islam and eating its flesh is forbidden and its keeping in the house as a pet is also prohibited for the Muslims. They have, however, been permitted to keep dogs for hunting, herding and watching.
55 No Dogs or Cats Allowed Chapter DCXVIII THE PRICE OF A DOG AND THE SELLING OF A CAT FORBIDDEN: Muslim vol III, no. 3803: Abu Mas’ud al Ansari reported that Allah’s Messenger forbade the charging of price of the dog. Muslim vol III, no 3806: Khadji reported Allah’s Messenger as saying, “The price of a dog is evil. Muslim vol III, no 3808: Abu Zubair said: I asked Jabir about the price of a dog and a cat: he said, “Allah’s Messenger disapproved of that.” Muslim vol III, no 3809: Ibn ‘uMar reported Allah’s Messenger giving command for killing dogs.
56 No Dogs or Cats Allowed Muslim vol III, no 3810: Ibn ‘uMar reported: Allah’s Messenger ordered us to kill dogs and he sent men to the corners of Medina that they (i.e., the dogs) should be killed. Muslim vol III, no 3813: Abu Zubair heard Jabir b. Abdullah saying: Allah’s Messenger ordered us to kill dogs and we carried out this order so much that we also killed the dog coming with a woman from the desert. He said, “It is your duty to kill the jet-black dog having two spots, for it is the devil.” See also Muslim vol III, nos. 3814-3829.
59 Satan Stays in the Nose at Night The Hadith Bukhari vol IV, no. 516: “Satan stays in the upper part of the nose all night.” Footnote (1): We should believe that Satan actually stays in the upper part of one’s nose, though we cannot perceive how, for this is related to the unseen world of which we know nothing except what Allah tells us through his Apostle Mohammed. Muslim vol I, no. 462: Abu Huraira reported: The Apostle of Allah said, “When any one of you awakes from sleep and performs ablution, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose.”
60 Playing Chess Is Forbidden The Hadith Muslim vol. IV, no 5612, Chapter CMXLVI: Allah’s Apostle said, “He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.”
62 Non-Muslims Have 7 Intestines The Hadith MUSLIM vol. III, No. 513 Chapter DCCCLXII A believer eats in one intestine whereas a non-believer eats in seven intestines. Ibn Umar reported Allah’s Messenger as saying that a non-Muslim eats in seven intestines while a Muslim eats in one intestine. (See also nos. 5114-5120.)
64 Don’t Pray Looking Up The Hadith MUSLIM vol. I, no. 863 Chapter CLXXIII It is forbidden to lift one’s eyes toward the sky In prayer. Abu Haraira reported Allah’s Apostle saying, “People should avoid lifting their eyes towards the sky while supplicating in prayer, otherwise their eyes would be snatched away.”
69 Mohammed Was Bewitched The Hadith Bukhari vol. VII. No. 658 Narrated Aisha: A man called Labid bin Al- A’sam from the tribe of Bani Zaraiq worked magic on Allah’s Apostle until Allah’s Apostle started imagining that he had done a thing that he had not really done. Bukhari vol. VII. No. 660 Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he used to think that he had had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not… “He is under the effect of magic.” Bukhari vol. VII. No. 661 Narrated Aisha: Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle so that he began to imagine that he had done something although he had not.
70 Mohammed Had Head Lice The Hadith Bukhari vol. IX, no. 130: One day the Prophet visited her (I.e., the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit) and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head.
71 Drinking Camel Urine The Hadith Bukhari vol. I, no. 234: The Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of camels and to drink their milk and urine.
73 The Crying Palm Tree The Hadith Bukhari vol. II, No. 41 Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree. When the pulpit was placed for him, we heard the stem crying like a pregnant she-camel until the Prophet got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it. Bukhari vol. IV, No. 783 Narrated Ibn Umar: The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while standing beside the trunk of a date-palm. When he had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing his hand over it (to stop its crying).
75 The Fingers of Life The Hadith Bukhari vol. II, No. 41 Bukhari vol. I, No. 170 He put his hand in that pot and ordered the people to perform ablution from it. I saw the water springing out from underneath his fingers. Bukhari vol. IV, No. 773 I saw water flowing from underneath his fingers. Bukhari vol. IV, No. 776 So he placed his hand in that pot and the water started flowing among his fingers like springs.
78 Allah’s Hammer Bukhari vol. II, No. 422 Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “When a human being is laid in his grave and his companions return and he even hears their footsteps, two angels come to him and make him sit and ask him: ‘What did you use to say about this man, Mohammed? He will say, I testify that he is Allah’s slave and His Apostle.’ Then it will be said to him, ‘Look at your place in the Hell-Fire. Allah has given you a place in Paradise instead of it.” The Prophet added, “The dead person will see both his places. But a non-believer or a hypocrite will say to the angels, “I do not know, but I used to say what the people used to say! It will be said to him, Neither did you know nor did you take the guidance (by reciting the Qur’an).’ Then he will be hit with an iron hammer between his two ears, and he will cry and that cry will be heard by whatever approaches him except human beings and jinns.’”
79 Allah’s Hammer Sunan of Abu Dawood  Hadith 2214 He also mentioned the death of the infidel, saying: His spirit will be restored to his body, two angels will come to him, make him sit up and ask him, Who is your Lord? He will reply: Alas, alas! I do not know. They will ask him: What is your religion? He will reply: Alas, alas! I do not know. They will ask: Who was the man who was sent on a mission among you? He will reply: Alas, alas! I do not know. Then a crier will call from Heaven: He has lied, so spread a bed for him from Hell, clothe him from Hell, and open for him a door into Hell. Then some of its heat and pestilential wind will come to him, and his grave will be compressed, so that his ribs will be crushed together.”
80 Allah’s Hammer Sunan of Abu Dawood  Hadith 2214 Jabir’s version adds: One who is blind and dumb will then be placed in charge of him, having a sledgehammer such that if a mountain were struck with it, it would become dust. He will give him a blow with it, which will be heard by everything between the east and the west except by men and jinn, and he will become dust. Then his spirit will be restored to him.”
81 The Angel with 600 Wings The Hadith Bukhari vol. VI, No. 380: Mohammed has seen Gabriel with six hundred wings.
84 No Garlic or Onions Allowed Jabir’s Bukhari vol. I, No. 812 What has been said about uncooked garlic or onion. And the statement of the Prophet: “Whoever has eaten garlic or onion because of hunger or otherwise should not come near our mosque.” (See also nos. 813-815.) Bukhari vol. VII, No. 362 Narrated Abdul Aziz: It was said to Anas, “What did you hear the Prophet saying about garlic?” Anas replied, “Whoever has eaten garlic should not approach our mosque.” Bukhari vol. VII, No. 262 Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah: The Prophet said, “Whoever has eaten garlic or onion should keep away from us.”
85 Yawning Comes from Hell The Hadith Vol. IV, no. 509: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said “Yawning is from Satan.”
87 Hell-Fire Is for Women The Hadith Bukhari vol. I. No. 28 The Prophet said, “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” Bukhari vol. 1, No. 301 Allah’s Apostle… said, “O, women!” Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you women… I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you.” Bukhari vol. II, No. 171 The Prophet then said… “I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.”
92 Healing Palm Leaves The Hadith Bukhari vol. II. No. 443 The Prophet passed by two graves and those persons (in the graves) were being tortured. He then took a green leaf of a date-palm tree, split it into two pieces, and fixed one on each grave. The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Why have you done so?” He replied, “I hope that their punishment may be lessened until they (i.e., the palm leaves) become dry.”
94 What Color Was Mohammed? The Hadith Bukhari vol. I, No. 63 While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said, “Who among you is Mohammed?” At that time the Prophet was sitting among us, leaning on his arm. We replied, “The white man reclining on his arm.” Bukhari vol. II, No. 122 Mohammed is described as “a white person.”
95 What Color Was Mohammed? The Hadith Bukhari vol. II, No. 141 Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet never raised his hands for any invocation, except for that of Istisqa, and he used to raise them so much that the whiteness of his armpits became visible. Bukhari vol. IV, No. 744 Narrated Ismasil bin Abi Khalid: I heard Abu Juhaifa saying, “I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan bin Ali resembled him.” I said to Abu Juhaifa, “Describe him (i.e., Allah’s Apostle) for me.” He said, “He was white and his beard was black with some white hair in it. He promised to give us 13 young she- camels, but he died before we got them.”
99 Aisha the Child Bride The Hadith Bukhari vol. V. No. 234 Narrated Aisha: The Prophet was engaged to me when I was a girl six years old… I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends… Unexpectedly, Allah’s Apostle came to me in the afternoon and my mother handed me over to him. At that time, I was a girl of nine years of age. Bukhari vol. V, No. 236 The Prophet… married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age and consummated that marriage when she was nine years old.
100 The Prophet and the Ethiopians Bukhari vol. I. No. 662 Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “…an Ethiopian whose head is like a raisin.” (See also Vol. 9, No. 256.)
104 Gabriel Opens Mohammed’s Chest The Hadith Bukhari vol. I. No. 345 Narrated Abu Dhar: Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was at Mecca, the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-Zam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and, having poured its content into my chest, he closed it.”
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106 Resources for Further Study Between Christ and Mohammed: The Irreconcilable Differences Between Christianity and Islam Written by Dr. Gleason Archer, Dr. Robert Morey, Dr. William Welty and edited by Charles Welty. This online book is free at http://charleswelty.net/islam. So is the Adobe Acrobat PDF file at http://davidsonpress.com/islam/pdfs/19133545.pdf. http://charleswelty.net/islam http://davidsonpress.com/islam/pdfs/19133545.pdf Ameristan (http://ameristan.net)(http://ameristan.net) Written by Charles Welty. Ameristan is a novel and motion picture political thriller premised on the unthinkable: the United States of America becomes a conservative Muslim state where Islamic Sharia is the law of the land. You still can’t post the Ten Commandments in public schools, but Allah help you if you don’t recite the Qur’an three times a day.
Visit http://davidsonpress.com/islam to read this comic book on line. Permission is granted by the author to duplicate and present this slide show worldwide. What Must I Do to Be Saved? “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” – Isaiah 1:1 (ESV)
108 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
109 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
110 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
111 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
112 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
113 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
114 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
115 You Have Broken God’s Law Worship only God. Don’t make an idol. Don’t take God’s name in vain. Honor the Sabbath. Honor your father and mother. Do not murder. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not covet. The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)
116 You Were Born a Sinner All people are born sinners. We are all unrighteous people. –Romans 3:10-12 As it is written, “ Not even one person is righteous. No one understands. No one searches for God. All have turned away. Together they have become worthless. ”
117 Your Best Efforts Fail All people sin. Our best efforts will never measure up. –Romans 3:23 … since all have sinned and continue to fall short of God ’ s glory.
118 The Price of Sin is Death The price of sin is death. –Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to everyone, because all have sinned.
119 Jesus Paid Your Debt Jesus paid your debt by dying in your place. –Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with Christ Jesus our Lord.
120 Christ Died for You Christ died in your place, paying your price, and suffering so that you would not have to suffer eternally. –Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his love for us by the fact that Christ died for us while we were still sinners.
121 His Invitation Is to You… Now His invitation is open to anyone … even you. –Romans 10:13 For “ everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. ”
122 Confess, Declare, Believe You must confess your sin, declare His Lordship, and believe in your heart that God raised Christ from the dead. –Romans 10:9-10 … if you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For a person believes with his heart and is justified, and a person declares with his mouth and is saved.
123 Your Prayer for Salvation “ Lord, Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I need you. I know that you paid the price for my sins by dying on the cross. I ask that you forgive my sins; and I receive you as my Savior and Lord. I thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen. ”
124 Some Truths to Remember Remember these simple truths from God ’ s Word: –1 John 1:9 If we make it our habit to confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us those sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God ’ s children.
125 Some Truths to Remember –Ephesians 2:8 For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God and not the result of works, lest anyone boast. – Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed to us.
126 Some Truths to Remember –1 John 5:13 I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. –2 Corinthians 5:17-18a Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and — look! — all things have become new! All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ …
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128 Learning the 10 Commandments FM radioImagine a little boy struggling to lift a large “ boom box ”— an FM radio. givesFMHe gives the FM radio to a little girl. mass muscleShe hefts the FM radio to her shoulder, showing a mass of muscle on her biceps. 10 CommandmentsYou ’ ve just learned the 10 Commandments.
129 Learning the 10 Commandments GIVSFM MASLEThe 10 Commandments are summed up in this anagram: GIVeS FM; show me your MASLE (a slight mispronunciation of that mass of “ muscle ” ). mnemonic deviceIt ’ s called a mnemonic device because it sounds like something you already know.
130 Learning the 10 Commandments GIVeS FM GIVeS FM GodG = God IdolI = Idol VainV = Vain SabbathS = Sabbath FatherMotherFM = Father and Mother
131 Learning the 10 Commandments MASLE Show me your MASLE. MurderM = Murder AdulteryA = Adultery StealingS = Stealing LyingL = Lying EnvyE = Envy (covet)
132 Learning the 10 Commandments MASLE Show me your MASLE. MurderM = Murder AdulteryA = Adultery StealingS = Stealing LyingL = Lying EnvyE = Envy (covet) GIVeS FM GIVeS FM GodG = God IdolI = Idol VainV = Vain SabbathS = Sabbath Father MotherFM = Father and Mother