Catholic vs. Muslim - 2016-09-17 - Muhammad Zahid Siddiqui

Author Recorded Saturday September 17th, 2016

There are 2 episodes in the Versus:Muslim series.


I met this gentle man in a depanneur (corner store) in little-India (Jean-Talon). He runs a Mosque above his shop. After closing up, we went into the basement to conduct the interview. I was very moved by his humility, and his very simple, sincere love of God.


Catholic vs. Muslim - 2016-09-17 - Muhammad Zahid Siddiqui

Author Recorded September 17th, 2016

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hi my name is mohammad sadeghi you listening to Catholic versus Muslim tell us a little bit about yourself who you are what you believe and why you believe it yes I am Muslim from Pakistan I'm 51 years old and one Muslim my parents are mostly so I believe on the one almighty god i believe all the messengers that has been sent from Almighty God for Humanity time to time it's not sure how many but whatever mentioned in Quran plus almighty says that there's so many that i did not mention i mean he did not mention so i believe all the orders of almighty i have to obey can you talk a little bit about when you were young when you began to think for yourself can you tell me about how your relationship when i was young then I heard about Almighty God and about Makka so I thought there is a God sitting in a middle and all people has surrounding the houses and I had a kind of imagination that the big generous that has a beer because I was maybe three or four years old I'm talking about that time now because I Almighty God explain himself in Holy Quran you take a light that coming from the lamp and it's very light is coming from everywhere but it doesn't burn you it doesn't give you so God mighty explain himself like that as you age can you get deeper and deeper with your face of course every human being has different level of sensitivity and the wisdom and everybody is different not so it depends where I stand in terms of my wisdom in terms of my humbleness I read Quran with translation because I do not understand that a big phone so every time I read so I got a different meaning out of it so as we sat down for an interview you gave me a drink can you tell me what the drink is this is called samsung it's only come from one well in Saudi Arabia pretty in Masjid al-haram we caught it where if they go for pilgrim and it was the son of Abraham is my peace be upon him so he was very young so he was very thirsty so his mother was running around praying and then God created a spring is that near the big black cube yep it's near the budget can you tell me a little bit about the significance of their cube that's the house of God when Abraham got revealed that there is how its everything is created Abraham thought one day oh my god the son could be my god because it's very big and because very Brown were born everybody used to pray the statues at that time but he says how I can worship a stretch ooh because these cannot do anything himself so he was thinking so he look at the Sun and he said oh this is my god but when sun sat down he said what kind of God it is then he look at the moon then he look at the stars then he sat down it says whoever is there guide me so at that time the angel jibril I think he revealed it to him or somehow he had done so then he got order from Almighty that him a house for almighty to have worship actually we should not worship that walls or that thing all over mosque masjid is the house of God not for sitting down and drinking and that's worship place so after that he built that place when his son is mine that was at that time and also you see we had the holidays a nice luster we cut the animals lamb and everything that's again for Abraham because Abraham sign his dream that almighty doesn't use sacrifice the dearest thing for me in your life so the dearest thing for him was his son Isaac in our term is smile Oh Niagara has two wives and from one wife is Isaac and one from one wife is myra Rosanna so what our karate is us that he covered his eyes for smiley was young ask him I'll saw in my dreams that while mighty told me to sacrifice you so he said okay I'm your son I'm ready no I you just do whatever your God tells it to them so he said down when he tried to slaughter him with the knife so that was chained by the lamb so we all every year all over the world it's either a la but in Saudi Arabian micargi the hutch is going on over there this is a hutch one part of Hajj is in compulsory it's for three days they go for a certain place stay there praying then come they have three statues not stretches as Chile walls that disabled 22 devil big devil middle devil then hanger so they put a small strong very small stone so every person the Muslim says I'll take all my T's name and throw the pebble to that devil to stone him what's the name of the Cuba Kaaba when was it built how many years ago was that built when Abraham was there it's about what 5,000 maybe is it impressive when you're there were yes when I was around 15 15 and a half I went for a privilege when I saw the Kaaba I didn't know how started running so I run ran away I left my shoes there and I started running towards before coming to Islam this cover was in the middle the house was in the middle and surrounding they put the statues different kind of statue and they were worshiping every statue at the end they believe on god to now the basic basic essence of the islam is that you believe on only one almighty god that he is forever he will be forever in says 'can whatever he says it happens and the day of judgment because everything is we useless if we don't have their judgment so these two are the basic basic things now the prophet muhammad peace be upon him the messenger Jibril came and Google the verses from the God Almighty so now Prophet Muhammad his life is example that how a Muslim should be when we said we are Muslims first thing is that we have a believe there is only one guy what about the character of Muhammad is impeccable it depends that I'm doing one thing and you don't know my circumstances and from outside you think I'm doing a bad thing and what's going on and the best choice at that time what it is and personally I don't judge anyone even in ordinary life I try not to judge but as a human being sometimes it's cross your mind but still I try my best because I don't know what you are going through what your situation is because he fought lot of soft worse because he was get attacked first in the beginning you know when I converted to God my first instinct was to be Muslim because it's simple Christianity that's a little bit more complicated actually it is not when you look at teaching of Jesus busy upon him he never cleans Virgin Mary never claims that their godmother of guard or something these things came after because of humans like us manipulate make money out of it make power out of it but when you look at true teaching of Jesus peace be upon him we never clean obviously I'm Christian so I've studied a lot and now I've come to believe in Christianity I believe that Jesus is the Son God and God is a Trinity how do you as a Muslim interpret the words of Christ when he says you have to eat my flesh and drink my lab again I have to attend teacake where the word comes from that's the main question it could have been a try quitting or actually wanted in the original manuscripts we don't have that's the main man co casa Plus what about the nation's the billions of people that went before Christ what about them what about the people that before the Christian era salvation that crime rings is for all men pass person what about yea high offers Hall Pass how because my past is gone because God yeah it's not in time so why he didn't came in the beginning his wisdom is not our wisdom his wisdom exceeds our wisdom okay this you should be comfortable this as a Muslim okay God's ways are not our ways he can choose to do things that would surprise us but the question of salvation I find it very interesting when Adam and Eve were made perfect in the garden and then they disobeyed that infinite offense against God Almighty has to be somehow paid if God doesn't do it how can we put her goodness for that Quran explained that God teaches some word to Adam for asking forgiveness for the sin that he commits for the mistake that he made and I don't know at that time what prayer he was doing like a Muslims prayer but the prostration that's the main thing if you you bear something or you want to give your whole life or world body your whole soul to somebody so you bow so submission to God so what in Quran it says that God Almighty teaches some word to Adam peace be upon him that now you made mistake so you go and live on earth and you and devil will be enemy to each other till the day of judgment and whoever from you obey me you will be okay otherwise all other goes to hell can we have certainty that we are in God's good graces that's the thing in audio quran the most vs and with that almighty is forgiver and in one place it says that god is love his creator seventy times more than the mother like suppose our child made a mistake right what I would mistake it it when he asked forgiveness from the mother what mother say and then almighty claims and I love my creation seventy times more than the mother so we all always there in Islam the two things Allah don't forgive at the end he can do anything but where he says one when you make a partner with him in any and anyway sorry to say either interview son in terms of wife enters a subordinate to him he can do only knew can go direct to the guard because our Prophet peace be upon us show us the way go make ablution clean yourself stay in front of God and ask him and if you have something in your heart put two tears up from your eyes and he will forgive you and then second thing without reason to murder any human being that's unjust killing would be murder if God forbid somebody murdered my father as an elder son forced my light either to forgive him or not to forget it are my mother the video so as a family we will sit down we will consider what you do if we are save you if given forgive and in God says so many times if you forgive that's better for you but like I for an eye that's the rule but it says one time I foreign I is s'pposed but after ten times said if you forgive it's better for you if you forgive it's better for you if you forgive to take out your plane side humanity to humbleness from inside that you do make a decision on your own forgive it's better for you but you have the right to take your eye for an eye you have the right yes if you're doing that you're not making any sin total forgiveness is not in human nature is against human nature forget about Jesus be your body he was exceptional look at the normal human being how many human beings there can forgive at least they will feel some kind of anger the Jews say vengeance belongs to God alone vengeance is mine says the Lord did the muzzle have a similar conception low and in our holy book God Almighty gave us the right the widgets but true when Jen's mean just vengeance but as I told you after that 10 times it says if you fear is better feel now the underlying issue for me is loved are you told to love your enemies what kind of enemies and every time the thing is that Prophet peace be upon him used to go from one path and a woman old woman that she didn't like him used to throw garbage on him one day he left and garbage did you came up so he asked her what you say she is sick then he went to her house after four huge feeling okay everything she became Muslim a god always tell us to love of course god is love low there's no more perfect love than God know it but we have free will we can abuse our free will right this is what the Church teaches do you believe that the human race is in a fallen state since paradise when we're a new baby is born today is that child contaminated with saying my church says it is until it cleansed my baptism and see by fæ that's trouble what about all other words that before Christ what about Jews then the children that not was now are not baptized by the church what happened it was according to the Old Covenant before again the thing is that these things came to Christianity after Christ what price was there there was no such a custom but you remember that Christ was baptized in the Jordan no baptized by John the Baptist I don't know if you know the story no no we don't run our their dogmas in your religion do you have like a pope and do you have dog knows is there one head of Islam now there is no other than God no only prophet peace be upon him was there and that's it we have the teaching from him today if to Muslims disagree then they go to a human to ask now for the truth no can they go to the Quran and get this we can go to that on and get the truth but as I told you again as you human if you have some nature I have an anger I have a greediness I have every single thing in me and when it comes to a certain thing since i'm born sunny and i've been grown up in that and and my mind is totally controlled with that part that okay I'm am the right see I have right so as I she want gia will think same thing and there is no way to put them on a single bit could they not one day become United a personal opinion know there are so many good people but some I feed that hate for each other for no reason same thing comes to Muslim and non-muslim non-muslim hate Muslims without and they don't know about Muslim but they then like some Muslim don't know about other Hindus are really ever they start so this is personal when that not from its really Jenny the human weakness is you only what do you think about Moses and the Ten Commandments is this became from the Gaggia to be a Muslim we have to believe all the messengers including Jesus peace be upon him came as a messenger of god and they got revealed by angel jibril leash and Jibril is the main chief angel that he bring messages from almighty to everyone you believe that it was Gabriel that announced the birth of Jesus to marry true yeah I basically the whole stories in Quran that mary says allah almighty how it's gonna be no man touching me ever and the law says it will happen and then she was lying down there and she used to get fruits and gifts from almighty unseasonal food supernatural supernatural food do you believe that she had only one child or do you believe that they had many children no there's only one child it's mentioned in Quran okay and you believe that her virginity was before driven out for the beginning after work yeah right yeah okay now what do you think about Mary's husband Joseph was he a virginal no there was no husband to the Mary you know Doris was no fiance no she stay ever virgin there was no man involved in our life no because she was devoted to all my teach and in Quran and it says that the holiest woman on earth was Mary peace be upon her she is the holiest woman in Islam even so everybody used to submit to a mighty he is Muslim just the wording different like the true jews were our brothers okay I claim that I'm more Christian than a Christian and I'm more jus than you why because I totally believe of those but 10 commandments and whatever Jesus peace be upon teaching but as I told you since there are so many personal vendetta involved from different humans and same thing in Islam why because this think aims too much confusion we have 20 be only whoever he was or he was the messenger like Moses and if you see their teachings they're very simple and very light now we made everything's too complicated in every religion who is the Jewish Messiah that everyone was talking about we only talked about Jesus peace be upon him that he will come back because the rule from almighty is whoever go in under the earth he's not gonna raise until the day of judgment why because we believe that Jesus was not crucified he was picked up by God now this thing is connected since he was not passed away st. he was not buried since he was not crucified since he was not murdered because he was picked up by Almighty that's why he will come back why we don't believe the Prophet Mohammed will come back because he passed away do you believe that Jesus is the only one that was taken to heaven before he died yes I he's always easy only one is because the we believe that Elijah also make a yeah so let's know because whatever quran says we believe that my Church teaches that Mary was taken body and soul to heaven you don't agree we don't know we don't know it could be what we know is that Jesus peace be upon him was picked up the Catholic Church teaches the the Jews were the chosen people God chose this people and he separated that made them holy do you believe in the chosen people that the Jews are the chosen people know we believe they were the luckiest one because they got more profit on that why they cut profitable because they're very intelligent and they wanted to break the rules not directly but indirectly every time God Almighty told them not to fish at the day of summer right so what did it they start running the canals and they open the canals on the day off so bad and the fish come down now this is to twist the laws and you see the most lawyer and you and you see all the banking laws wealth created by the Jews and mostly profit was killed by a Jew I'm trying to talk about prayer when you pray that is it the same prayer five times a day policy also say the essential composition supporters of the same starting from our zoo below him in a sharpener regime I take your a few of Almighty from the devil ms mella have a menorah hain I'm starting this with the name of Almighty is very great and very gracious and merciful hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen all praises to go the almighty who create all the words I lamine mean all the words now how many words are there we don't know rahmani raheem he's the one who's very merciful where the mercy ends ID it's starting from him Maliki Amandine the owner and the king of the day of judgment here cannot move over here can assign for Almighty we worship you and we ask strength from you and we ask help from you and we ask everything from you d do we worship and the aid we seek show us the right straightaway so rapala Xena an Impala cool those people that were on the right parts put us on the same path ready megumi alayhim wala boarding I mean not the one who you were unhappy with them not a nut after those paths you see you answer my mighty almighty will show you then we can read any worse from four on whoever because you know these millions of people that remembers by heart the hologram I have my be some part you have your favorite verses when there's asking forgiveness that's my favorite we talked about is a cure naik a little bit he gave one good speech about extreme Islam he said you should be extreme extremely loving extremely generous extremely kind extremely diverse of all the good thing when they tell me you are fundamentalist i said and i am a fundamentalist i have to pray five times a day I have to cry in front of my almighty I have to be humble what does mean not not harming anybody and I should not be what I feed that as much as I pray and as much as I ask in my heart my heart is getting softened that's my personal experience because when it comes and suddenly my hairs stand up goosebumps and and I cry it comes by itself when I think that I have to go one day travel ball mighty how I'm gonna face him I commit sense on a daily basis I do but take an example you're going with your son or somebody and here on the way he hold you father father by me this father father my minis and you get this unknown unknown eastern you trying to have any way so as it shall be asked for me o Allah you have to forgive me Almighty I so we have to be personal yeah so the teaching as you were telling me about the love that Prophet Muhammad personal life is full of that is there an example today alive today or someone who's a holy holy Muslim visa holy Muslim that's for him Slough there's a doctor Milan apology me when you listen to him oh my god he always talked very full and full of you see him cry when he talked about lago humans what you're doing and you know it's literally crying which countries here is from pakistan but the thing is that his holiness his pious nest everything that's benefiting him i see in jews and in christians the priests they are dear to tell you do this and do that or command this a commander I think the holiness means you can start praising it alone we cannot you know the best Christians and the best Jews are going to be like only showing the love of God pointing us to God only we think that Muslim Jew and Christian holds the holy books because they believe on one God in the same God I believe personally that I am a more jus and I'm a more christian because i believe on Moses peace be upon him I believe a original Torah whatever came if ur came Almighty God as the Bible whatever teachings Jesus peace be upon him they're true and they came from Almighty God so everybody should open mind and heart for each other for humbleness and hopefully see for the best or we can say you like it will do if you think it's got some questions Adele all you gotta do is all you got to Adele all you gotta do is all you got to do is

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