Islam and Christianity in India and the Far East

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Fleming H. Revell Company, 1907 - Christianity and other religions - 237 pages

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Page 197 - Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Page 46 - When ye encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads, until ye have made a great slaughter among them: and bind them in bonds- and either give them a free dismission afterwards, or exact a ransom; until the war shall have laid down its arms.
Page 197 - For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Page 48 - Make war upon such of those to whom the scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.
Page 61 - Musulman should be exempt from the jizya, or poll-tax. Information of this came to the ears of the people at large, and great numbers of Hindus presented themselves, and were admitted to the honour of Islam.
Page 26 - GOD ! there is no GOD but he ; the living, the self-subsisting : neither slumber nor sleep seizeth him ; to him belongeth whatsoever is in heaven, and on earth. Who is he that can intercede with him, but through his good pleasure ? He knoweth that which is past, and that which is to come unto them, and they shall not comprehend anything of his knowledge, but so far as he pleaseth. His throno is extended over heaven and earth, and the preservation of both is no burden unto him. He is the high, the...
Page 64 - My object,' he wrote or caused to be written in his memoirs, ' my object in the invasion of Hindustan is to lead a campaign against the infidels, to convert them to the true faith according to the command of Mohammad (on whom and his family be the blessing and peace of God), to purify the land from the defilement of misbelief and polytheism, and overthrow the temples and idols, whereby we shall be ghazis and mujahids, champions and soldiers of the faith before God.
Page 126 - Upon being asked his motive for this conduct, he said : "There are four great Prophets who are reverenced and worshipped by the different classes of mankind. The Christians regard Jesus Christ as their divinity; the Saracens, Mahomet; the Jews, Moses; and the idolaters, Sogomombar-kan, the most eminent amongst their idols. I do honour and show respect to all the four, and invoke to my aid whichever amongst them is in truth supreme in heaven.
Page 67 - O God, in every temple I see those who see thee, and in every tongue that is spoken, thou art praised. Polytheism and Islam grope after thee. Each religion says, 'Thou art one, without equal.' Be it mosque, men murmur holy prayer; or church, the bells ring, for love of thee. Awhile I frequent the Christian cloister, anon the mosque: But thee only I seek from fane to fane. Thine elect...
Page 143 - The accessions from Islam," says Dr. Wherry, "especially in northern India, have been continuous during all the years since the death of Henry Martyn. One here and another there has been added to the Christian Church, so that now, as one looks over the rolls of Church membership, he is surprised to find so many converts from Islam, or the children and children's children of such converts. In the north, especially the Punjab, and the Northwest Frontier Province, every congregation has a representation...

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