Posts Tagged ‘Christians’

Is She Poor Because She Is Muslim?!

August 23, 2010

So, I was reading a blog by a missionary in Africa. She met an Ugandan woman who she thought was Christian and she wanted to talk with her about the Gospel. The missionary discovered that the woman is Muslim and that she is struggling to feed her seven kids after her husband’s death. The missionary wrote:

It was crazy.

What was crazy, that I do not know.

She told the woman about sins and that the sins we commit are separating us from God, and implied that because of their sins people suffer from poverty and lead miserable lives. Now, what brings sins to her conversation at this point? We already know that people in Africa, especially in war-torn Africa, are oppressed and they live under corrupt leaders and frail governments. No one can deny that Africa is rich in natural resources. But, you can agree with me that some African leaders are not doing their duty in providing their people with what their lands had offered them. They will not share.

That Muslim Ugandan family is not the only sufferer from governmental corruption, is it?

Some people play with words and find it a chance in people’s misery to fulfill their own agenda.

My Friends of Religions

July 25, 2010

At work, I deal with many colleagues from different religions, mainly Hindus and Christians. My relationship with them is very good. I like to share conversations with them and work together. I respect them and they respect me. We greet each other and wish us good luck. We help each one in hard times and cherish their good times.

Maybe some of you have thought that I may have tried to talk to them about Islam? I did not and I will not. I do not approve of the common stereotype that I have to change people’s religions simply because I am Muslim. Hindus and Christians are humans and they can think and make their own decisions regarding accepting a belief or rejecting it.

I strongly believe in the saying:

Live, and let live.

I do not harbor any feelings of hate or grudge in my hear against them. Why? Because they are nice people and they have nothing to do with what happens to Muslims in some parts of the world. It is simply stupid, if you ask me, to hate someone who has nothing to do with anything!