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.)