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Worship
By:Irtaza, France
Date: Thursday, 1 March 2012, 1:23 pm

Peace.

All the scriptures revealed to mankind from God advocate one and the same religion. This religion God calls Submission (in Arabic, Islam). Submission to God as a religion is also described as Monotheism. The principal command from God in all the scriptures is to worship God Alone, devoting all the religious practices to Him Alone. Eventhough, the scriptures are corrupted by human injection, still a sincere heart can find this truth!

SAME CONCEPT OF GOD

Hindu Scripture: "The Formless Supreme Spirit that pervades the universe can have no material representation, likeness or image." (Yajur Veda 32:3.)
Hindu Scripture: "He is bodiless and pure." [Yajur Veda 40:8]
Hindu Scripture: "There is no likeness of Him." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]Hindu Scripture:"His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]
Hindu Scripture: "That which cannot be seen by the eyes, but by which the eyes see, [Kena Upanishad]

Christian Scripture: "I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me." [Isaiah 46:9]

Muslim Scripture: "No visions can encompass Him, but He encompasses all visions. He is the Compassionate, the Cognizant."[Quran 6:103]
Muslim Scripture: "None equals Him." [Quran 112:4]

SAME CONCEPT OF WORSHIP GOD ALONE

Hindu Scripture."O friends, do not worship anybody but Him, the Divine One. Praise Him alone." [Rig Veda 8:1:1]
Hindu Scripture: "I am the goal of life, the LORD and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the ONE true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not" [Bhagavad Gita 9:18-19]
Hindu Scripture: "He is One only without a second." [Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]
Hindu Scripture: "There is only one God, not the second; not at all, not at all, not in the least bit." [Brahma Sutra]

Christian Scripture: "Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord." [Mark 12:29][Deuteronomy 6:4]
Christian Scripture: "I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour." [Isaiah 43:11]
Christian Scripture: "I am Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me." [Isaiah 45:5]
Christian Scripture: "I am the Lord, and there is no other" [Isaiah 45:18]
Christian Scripture: "I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. "[Isaiah 42:8]

Muslim Scripture: " Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD alone, the Lord of the universe." [Quran 6:162]

SAME CONCEPT AGAINST IDOL WORSHIP:

Hindu Scriptures: " They are enveloped in darkness, in other words, are steeped in ignorance and sunk in the greatest depths of misery who worship the uncreated, eternal prakrti -- the material cause of the world -- in place of the All-pervading God, but those who worship visible things born of the prakrti, such as the earth, trees, bodies (human and the like) in place of God are enveloped in still greater darkness, in other words, they are extremely foolish, fall into an awful hell of pain and sorrow, and suffer terribly for a long time" (Yajur Veda 40:9.)

Hindu Scriptures: "Of Him there are neither parents nor lord." [Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]
Hindu Scriptures: "Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures." [Bhagavad Gita 7:20]”

Christian Scripture: "And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcass upon the carcass of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you." [Leviticus 26:30]
Christian Scripture: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God." [Exodus 20:3-5] [Deuteronomy 5:7-9]

Muslim Scripture: "GOD does not forgive idol worship (if maintained until death), and He forgives lesser offenses for whomever He wills. Anyone who idolizes any idol beside GOD has strayed far astray." [Quran 4:116]
Muslim Scripture: "Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah himself said, "O Children of Israel, you shall worship GOD; my Lord and your Lord." Anyone who sets up any idol beside GOD, GOD has forbidden Paradise for him, and his destiny is Hell. The wicked have no helpers."[Quran 5:72]
Muslim scripture:"We have sent a messenger to every community, saying, "You shall worship GOD, and avoid idolatry." Subsequently, some were guided by GOD, while others were committed to straying. Roam the earth and note the consequences for the rejectors."[Quran 16:36]

SAME CONCEPT OF DISBELIEVERS

Hindu Scriptures: "There maybe someone who sees the words and yet indeed does not see them; may be another one who hears these words but indeed does not hear them." [Rig Veda 10:71:4]

Christian Scripture: "Seeing they see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand." [Matthew 13:13]

Muslim Scripture: "Can you make the deaf hear; can you make the blind see, or those who are far astray?" [Quran 43:40]

Sadly, majority of people on earth compete in unrighteousness in the name of man made religions! Most of them are idol worshipers. They adopt man made teaching instead of God's teaching. Majority of Hindu idolize deities, saints, gurus, priests, etc.beside God. Majority of Christian idolize Jesus, Mary, pope, priests, saints, etc. beside God. And, majority of Muslims idolize Mohammad, Ali, saint, messenger, peer, mullah, imam, etc. beside God.

"Say, "O followers of the scripture, let us come to a logical agreement between us and you: that we shall not worship except GOD; that we never set up any idols besides Him, nor set up any human beings as lords beside GOD." If they turn away, say, "Bear witness that we are submitters."[Quran 3:64]
"Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve." [Quran 2:62]

"Say, "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say, "GOD." Say, "Why then do you set up besides Him masters who do not possess any power to benefit or harm even themselves?" Say, "Is the blind the same as the seer? Is darkness the same as the light?" Have they found idols besides GOD who created creations similar to His creations, to the point of not distinguishing the two creations? Say, "GOD is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Supreme." [Quran 13:16]

"Most people, no matter what you do, will not believe. You are not asking them for any money; you simply deliver this reminder for all the people. So many proofs in the heavens and the earth are given to them, but they pass by them, heedlessly! The majority of those who believe in GOD do not do so without committing idol worship." [Quran 12:103 - 106]

"Praise be to GOD, Lord of the universe".[Quran 1:2]

May God guide us,

Irtaza

Ref:
1. http://www.asitis.com
2. www.aryasamajjamnagar.org/
3. http://www.handago.com/
4. http://sanatan.intnet.mu//
5. http://www.apostolic-churches.net/

Messages In This Thread

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Irtaza, France -- Thursday, 1 March 2012, 1:23 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 1 March 2012, 1:24 pm
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Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Thursday, 1 March 2012, 4:25 pm