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Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 17:40
On 15 Oct 2003 at 16:44, Joe wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Andreas Johansson" <andjo@...> > To: <CONLANG@...> > Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 11:15 AM > Subject: Re: Fwd: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN > > > > This is one of the weirdest chainmails I've ever seen. > > > > Question: From the Islamic POV, what difference does it make if a Jew (or > > Christian or Zoroastrian for that matter) sells his soul to Ibliss? Isn't > > he/she damned anyway? > > > > I believe Islam sees Jews and Christians as worshipping Allah, just in the > wrong way. As Allah is at least slightly merciful, and he sees them as > worshipping him, he will give them entrance to heaven, providing they are > sincere. From what I've heard. I could be wrong.
Yes. From a single readng of (a translation of) the Quran, Jews and Christians are all "people of the book", just like Muslims, and none of them are excluded from paradise thanks to this fact alone. OTOH, other parts of the Quran teach a certain degree of intolerance, although they do not explicitly state a contradiction to the "not automatically excluded from paradise" bit, IIRC. All based on a read-through done about two years ago, so my memory may be off. Paul