How to address a Muslimah
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(07-24-2010, 06:23 AM)Credo Wrote:
kimbaichan Wrote:My very good friend's sister is a convert from Catholic to Muslim. If you're in the South you know that makes her almost family. When she comes to the house I hide the alcohol and the pork. Why? What other example could I give of Christian charity? In my heart of hearts I'd like to say, "You Christ-denying piece of crap" but what good would that do? It's about the exact opposite of what I'm commanded to do by Jesus Christ. If I'm to show an example of Christian charity I can't act how I want, I can only do what God commands. What do you do when God doesn't ask for your blood, instead he asks you to lay down your sense of pride?

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karyn_anne Wrote:Argh, horrid....i don't blame you for that "Christ-denying piece of crap" thought that you have at all. I know that without God's grace we would all fall into mortal sin in a hurry but I cannot believe how one can know the Catholic Church and then become of all things, a muslim. The only thing worse will be a satanist.

I would personally leave the pork and alcohol lying around, really. Its YOUR house. Who cares about what she thinks? Will she remove her prayer mat or remember to cook fish on fridays when you visit her house? I don't expect any muslim to be shocked at pork loin thawing in my sink when they visit, and I live in South-East Asia.

I suggest trying to talk about religion and Catholicism if possible.

There is no sense of pride involved here. We have the true faith, and she is not going to save her soul at all unless she returns to the Catholic faith. We have every right to be proud of our faith, indignant when it comes to error and worried for her salvation even as we remain charitable.

Ah, proselytizing religions have the most amusing internet threads.

How about this, how about you treat her with respect and dignity as a sister in humanity, and if the Holy Spirit puts it on her heart to talk with you about Christianity she will?

goodness....i said leave the pork loin in the sink, but not cook pork for her.

Credo: dignity means not going overboard to cater to an error. I can't see why she cannot be comfortable with the alcohol and crucifixes and statues around. She is in a Catholic home that sees nothing wrong with pork or alcohol.

If a guest is going to stay at someone's house you would expect them to be somewhat grateful and not ask too much. Change the menu, but its kind of going overboard to expect your hosts to throw out the bacon and Baileys. Of course you would give her nice sheets and the best possible bed and food as part of Catholic charity, but she knows that she will be staying at a non-muslim home.

Even if you throw out the "haram" or forbidden stuff the fact that you would have kept pork on the fridge shelf would sort of contaminate everything else that is put there to a certain extent. Your kitchen is also not "halal" and many muslims i know would avoid eating anything from a non-halal kitchen as far as possible. If she accepts the invitation to have a meal at your house, then she would already know that you would have had (or still have!) pork lying around.
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How to address a Muslimah - by kimbaichan - 07-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 03:26 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Petertherock - 07-24-2010, 05:25 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 05:37 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Scipio_a - 07-24-2010, 05:40 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by glgas - 07-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Scipio_a - 07-24-2010, 05:44 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Credo - 07-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by kimbaichan - 07-24-2010, 08:06 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Petertherock - 07-24-2010, 08:22 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 08:36 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by dymphna17 - 07-24-2010, 11:33 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-24-2010, 01:42 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-24-2010, 03:39 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Historian - 07-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by James02 - 07-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Credo - 07-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Vetus Ordo - 07-27-2010, 09:56 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by Texican - 07-27-2010, 10:50 AM
Re: How to address a Muslimah - by 3Sanctus - 07-27-2010, 10:57 AM



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