Islam talks about internal sins a little bit but not very much ; it is not an emphasis in Islam to deal with the roots of internal sins; and there is no solution in Islam to arrogance and pride and lust and jealousy and rancor and hatred and spite in the heart. Mark 7:20-23; Matthew 5:21-30; Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9
The emphasis in Islam is the rituals (and external societal behavior) – the five pillars of Islam and they are mostly about saying the right words . 1. (The confession of the shahada – the Islamic confession that “there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet”) and doing the right ritual deeds – 2. The ritual prayers five times a day 3. fasting during the month of Ramadan, 4. giving alms to the poor called Zakat, 5. And going on pilgrimage to Mecca once in your lifetime. 6. Some Muslim scholars say Jihad is the sixth pillar of action . There is also in Islam what is called the five pillars of belief, actually six, and that is 1. monotheism about God or Towheed 2. the prophets of God 3. the books of God 4. angels and demons 5. heaven and hell and 6. predestination.
These are the two categories – the two groups of pillars that people are talking about when they are talking about what Islam is. This demonstrates there is no emphasis on understanding that a person is a sinner and lost and on his way to hell and has no hope of salvation – there is no forgiveness without the cross of Jesus the Messiah and his powerful resurrection from the dead and all that the New Testament teaches about who he is.
“We must remember that if a person has done wrong his spiritual path is not severed. There is recourse. One seeks repentance with God. One should not confess or broadcast what one has done. If God has veiled one’s wrongdoing, do not tear the veil down.There is a hadith in which a man came to the Prophet (upon whom be peace) and said “I committed a sin,” and he meant adultery. “So punish me.” But the Prophet (pbuh) turned and walked away. The man pursued the Prophet (pbuh) and told him again that he wanted to be punished for his sin. The Prophet (pbuh) finally looked at him and asked him if he made ablution and prayed. He was telling him that Islam purifies. The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Whoever does indecency, let him veil his acts with the…
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