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

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 17:49
Quoting Joe <joe@...>:

> ----- 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.
Ah, that's unexpectedly charitable, isn't it? Anyone know what Shiites and Sunnis believe re: one another in this respect? At least one 17th C Ottoman mufti was of the opinion that the killing of one Shiite is as helpful for your soul as that of eighty Christians ... (No, I cannot find the reference right now. I think I read it in a book called "Lords of Horizons", by I cannot recall who.) Andreas