We begin this topic with a recent conversation with an evangelical born again Christian!
[27/02/2018] Outreach Islam: Good morning dear brother..
(Names removed from the post)
Evangelical Christian: Good morning, brother in the sense that we all come from Adam and Eve, however not a spiritual brother as you are not yet….yet…..born again!
(As he gave me a description of the difference between me and him, I asked the following questions and waiting for his reply to this day , March 1,2018)
Outreach Islam: true, Can you tell me What are the things that make a person born again!?
The Sufis (Muslim Saints) say die before you die. How can we be born without dying first?
Without dying our old birth and life?
We say die before you die and live again in truth
Outreach Islam: So have you died of the past nature and characters? The birth is in fact the death of the old life
The more your old nature and ways dies, the more you are in a process of rebirth of the godliness. So have you gone through this process?
Jesus say that unless you change and become like this little children, you will not inherit the kingdom!
To be born again means to have a pure heart like the little children!
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN BY: “BORN AGAIN”,A TERM USED BY CHRISTIANS?
(our article from old blog dated 1 January 2014)
In the Name of Allah Most Beneficent Most Merciful
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad his family and companions
Yes, Christians always say to you, that you must be born again by baptizing in the name of Father Son and Holy Spirit.
Shia say, you must be baptized by Allah Muhammad (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and Imam Ali (Peace be with them)
Sufis say: you must be purified by Allah, Rasool and your Shaykh (who is the one who represent your LORD and His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for this time. See Quran 4:59
So, who are “born again people”?
To be born again, you must extinguish (the egoistic) the existence of your past life. Without that you cannot be born again!
Sincere Love and Submission is what bring a new birth!
1 John 4:17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement: In this world we are like Jesus.
Romans 8:9 And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
Can the Christians honesty say they have the Spirits of Christ and power of Holy Spirit?, If you have it, then why you struggling to answer our questions and understand the truth? huh ?
Isaiah 66:17 prove Pork consuming people are in the realm of the false spirit! Because holy spirit is not perishing, but the LORD Declares that those who consume pork ,rats and other things will perish together with the one they follow!
Isaiah 66:17 Christian Standard Bible “Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves following their leader (see Daniel 7:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4-8-9), eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together.” This is the LORD’s declaration.
Look at worldly example: A Woman has to submit in complete Love to her husband for a New born!, in other cases, (due to force/rape) the mother have mental or physical deficiency
The New Born Child, only drink mother’s milk,and the child nourishes very quickly and the body establish a defensive mechanism and healthy living by the feeding of genuine breast milk.
On the other side, if the child is given counterfeited bottle milk, from man made companies it brings side effects (over weight, over growth, asthma, and various side effecnts due to the infant milk being produced by factories)
New Born child do not eat any dirty and man made food, that is cooked by yourself.So in the case of spirituality, when a person is Born again, he do not take anything from man made, but only from God Made. Only from God and His Prophets. He do not follow human traditions, or the traditions of demons and materialistic people, nor he need a Bible diploma from foster mothers (i.e teachers on pay roll) rather than the Holy Spirit and Christ!
He will be attached to Almighty God and His Prophets upto 70 times more than a New Born baby attached to his mother, depends on the quality of his New Birth!
So, if you really are new born by Holy Spirit, then you must see that level of attachment to Almighty God and His Prophet and Final Messenger Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam.
Sufism is a training to New Birth, to make our soul purified, it is not to please the ego and to believe that: Ahh I am a Murid now, I am a Khalifa now, I am perfect, I have some connection and authority now!
But Sufism is to defend the Soul from the ego, ego claims, ego want to claim and chain the soul to that claim, but Soul, that Soul who want to be a servant to it’s Master, so , Soul is seeking freedom from all this empty deceitful chains (claims and titles)
The Soul want to fly and make prostration in the divine presence. But the ego, the self, which want to prostrate to show off, and to claim a status among people, it is the greatest trick of ego!
It make good worship in public and lazy worship in private!
But those who rebel against ego, they sometimes avoid a long prayer in public, but make secret prayer in their private place!
So, we must understand now, BORN AGAIN/NEW BORN, it is not as some people claim to be!
To know what is it mean by “NEW BORN/BORN AGAIN”, visit a new born child and find out!
Do not make false claims and words against God by saying you are new born!, if you are new born in Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him), then look at how much you are submitting to his traditions with sincere love!
if you are new born in Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him), then look at yourself how much you have submitted with Love in his teachings and traditions.
If you think you have born again in Islam, look at how much you submitted to the traditions and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (Pace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)
I am not saying teachings of Islam,because, Islam is 73 today!, I say the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w), that is same yesterday today and tomorrow, anyone whether he think he is Mahdi or Messiah, coming to change/contradict the teachings of Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), such one’s master is Shaitan!
And Shaytan has no Master!, he rebelled against his Master (God) and became cursed Satan!
Satan suppose to have a Shaykh, Adam (Peace be upon him), so he did not accept Adam alaihissalam to be his Shaykh!, so he became Shaitan!
So many people today, they do not have a Shaykh, so Shaitan becoming their Shaykh and Shaitan initiating him (giving Bai’ath) in to the ways of Satan!
So to be born again,one must accept sincere Love and,Submission to the traditions and divine laws!
May Allah guide people to truth…ameen..
(This post was inspired when seen a new born baby pic of a friend of mine)
THE DESCRIPTION OF BORN AGAIN BELIEVERS IN ISLAM:
Quran 2:138 (Our religion is) the Baptism of Allah: And who can baptize better than Allah? And it is He Whom we worship.
Quran 2:269 He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding.
On the authority of Muawiyah (May Allah be please with him) it is reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said,“When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Religion” [Bukhari and Muslim]
God give wisdom to His born again Servants in the same way as the Prophets and Saints are given wisdom. (see the Story of Mary mother of Christ-Peace be upon them, Men of Cave and the Inspired knowledge of Saints)
Quran 3:7 And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Tafsir At-Tabari).
Quran 3:18 Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.
Quran 36:21 Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided
Such Born again men are not under payroll of the school diploma or Bible degree or Islamic PhD. Those who follow the spiritual fountain and it’s bearers!
BORN AGAIN-AWLIYA ALLAH- FRIENDS OF GOD- SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH:
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said: the messenger of Allah said:
Allah the Almighty has said: “Who soever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, I shall be at war with him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.” related by Bukhari. IMAM NAWAWI 40 HADITH/38
Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Beware of the intuition of the believer. Verily, he sees with the light of Allah.” Then the Prophet recited the verse, “Verily, in that are signs for those of discernment.” (15:75)
Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3127, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Haythami
Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “It is a light that Allah bestows in the heart of his servant by which he distinguishes between truth and falsehood, advantage and disadvantage, and the honest and the liar.” Source: Madārij al-Sālikīn 2/453
IN CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM:
The doors to be “born again” is closed for Jews, because they rejected Christ and the Last Prophet. It is closed for the Christians because they strayed from the truth Faith and True Worship!.
The Jews tried to practice mysticism through Kabbalah and could not find the Sainthood, Christians tried monasticism and could not reach in the Sainthood. Because of a defect in their religious belief and practices (Such as Swine and Wine consumption, animosity and hatred to the Prophet of Islam and Muslims in general).
In order to make a claim to be spiritually connected to the Spirit of Holiness, some corrupt Jews invented ancient Egyptian exorcism into Kabbalah , such as the Tantric star from South Asia.
Christians invented false spirits to withhold their followers. Because new followers of this new denominational Churches were asking, where is the Holy Spirit, Where is the Spirit of Truth?
Catholics have their own holy spirit, Orthodox have theirs, Pentecostal and Charismatic have their one!, others have their own healing spirits.
Some pastors speak in tongues, but they don’t know which language the so called holy spirit is spoken or what have spoken!
So if you want to find out the truth whether the pastors are actually born again according to the scriptures (Joel 2:28, Jeremiah 31:33) we can do certain tests!.
One is to invite a Muslim healer to your Church, when holy spirit appear in the pastor, the Muslim healer/scholar will be able to show you if that is holy spirit!. If it is true Holy Spirit then Muslim healer have no power over the Spirit of God, but if it is false spirit, the spirit will turn crazy when reciting the healing verses of the Quran, then the Muslim healer can converse with the Spirit and can tell all the whereabouts of this spirit to the people who are watching it there.
There are more to say about, and this is challenge is enough for the Christians to take up if they are honest in their arguments!
(c) Outreach Islam 1 March 2018