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Although the Muslim and Christian faiths share a lot of their scriptures in and it is also wise, because God tells us that the marriage relationship is one that In fact, husbands are commanded to love their wives and help to make her holy. When we – a Muslim and a Christian – fell in love, we didn't think much Doesn't being in an interfaith relationship necessarily weaken our. Muslims love Jesus, too: 6 things you didn't know about Jesus in Islam of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world. Quran, " other female figures are identified only by their relation to others.
The reason I am telling it now, is because someone recently asked me if I was planning to convert for my husband and it kind of caught me off guard.
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But for now — let me take you right back to the start. And for me it starts with the search of God. The search for God is a reversal of the normal, mundane wordly order. In the search for God, you revert from what attracts you and swim towards that which is difficult. When I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalised that, ingested that, I became courageous. People who knew me prior and still know me now could probably attest this. I stopped living to please people.
I started to become honest with my feelings and myself. And in the vain of honesty — the true reason why I had wanted to marry a Christian guy was because it just sounded right. People would look at us and think we have all our shit together. And that feeling of admiration from others — I wanted that.
I wanted to be the status quo but the truth is, that when you follow God, there is no such thing as being the status quo. God now have a divine place in MY life. When my husband came into my life, he not only knew this but he understood this and wanted to help me on this journey. But God knew I n-e-e-d-e-d this love.
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I legitimately do not believe that he would have wanted me to turn it away. Apart from this banal observation, Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God.
I do not condemn those that think they do, but the deeper I delve into the Christian faith, the more I realize that this assertion is not only untrue but also subverts Christian orthodoxy in favor of Islamic assertions. Christians believe Jesus is God, but the Quran is so opposed to this belief that it condemns Jesus worshipers to Hell 5. How can it be said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God? There certainly is, and it is the obvious position when we consider the person of Jesus.
Another difference between the Islamic God and the Christian God that is quite personal to me is his Fatherhood. According to Jesus, God is our Father, yet the Quran very specifically denies that Allah is a father In fact, in 5.
The same is the case when we consider the doctrine of the Trinity.
Islam roundly condemns worship of the Trinity 5. Tawhid, the absolute oneness of God. Tawhid specifically denies the Trinity, so much so that it is safe to say the doctrine of God in Christianity is antithetical to the doctrine of God in Islam.
Not just different but completely opposed to one another. There is much more to be said about the differences between the Christian God and the Muslim God, but this much can already be said with confidence: According to Islam, worshiping the Christian God is not just wrong; it sends you to Hell. They are not the same God. So how can people argue that Muslims and Christians worship the same God? By unduly giving priority to the Islamic assertion that this is the same God.
Do you have to adapt to a lot of things? It was difficult at first to distinguish what was normal for a new couple growing together and what was limited to religious and cultural reasons. It goes without saying that I gave up alcohol on my own free will and it wasn't difficult. When guests come over, Khaled doesn't want us to offer wine or anything. At first I couldn't accept that but since then a few things have become clear to me: It's like I also wouldn't want my friends to smoke a joint.
Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances
Another thing that was difficult to get used to was that public affection is a no-no. But on the other hand, Egyptians eat from the same bowl and things like that don't bother me. As far as human relations go, Khaled is very respectful towards other people, especially to women and the elderly. I like that a lot. I have learned to love my wife as an individual apart from her nationality and her religion.
Coming to Germany was a big risk for me but I trusted her from the start. She respects the fact that I neither eat pork nor drink alcohol.
Of course I'm happy that she gave up alcohol. What role does each other's faith play in your relationship? Since my childhood I have been exposed to Christianity through neighbours and good friends.