Assalam alaikum & Peace to all...
Ok, I had to start this topic...but firstly I'll just say that I have not read the novel or seen the
movie (as of yet - debating if I should) But I do have my opinions on it!
So, basically the novel (in a nut shell) is about the life of Jesus and how it comes to live
in our modern times and about how the church as a whole has covered up and pushed
reality aside. Hmm...well have to agree with the fact that the church as a whole is
famous for 'hiding' important details that people should know about.
Now about the whole 'real' life line of Jesus...I just don't buy it...and why should I?
What was Jesus' message? Why was he put on earth? These are the more important
questions. If we start to get lost into the whole question of what kind of life he had
led we lose the essence of his message and just think how horrible that would be!
Whether looking as a Muslim or Christian (Catholics/Orthodox included - don't get
me started on that topic!) Jesus is revered and held in high regard (as it should be)
Do we really need to know if he had been married, had children, etc? No, I don't
think that is important at all. In Islam Jesus has no 'divine' status...he was a man
and above all was a prophet of God, we are not told in the Quran how Jesus lived...
basically we are told of his message and that he is the son of Mary (both of whom are
very highly regarded in Islam ) I think we need to stay away from the 'real' life
of Jesus and focus on the message that he has left us...
I really believe that people in general are looking for an outlet to release some of
their feelings about religion...maybe these movies (Da Vinci Code & Passion of the Christ)
are leaving the door open (and blogs) for discussion...and perhaps it is a way of
learning what each of us thinks about religion in general...even better maybe it will
peek the curiosity of some people to start and practice religion...and when people start
to look and analyze more...they will come to learn the truth more...
So, as for what the truth is....well...for me personally it lies with this statement
"I bear witness that there is no god but God and Muhammed is his servant and Messenger"
All about Islam ...all of Islam is based on faith in the Unity of God.
When one declares this statement, one testifies to the Unity of Allah, and to the
message of the Prophet hood.
When one bears witness that Muhammad is His messenger, one is confirming that all of the
prophets before him were also His messengers - Allah is One and His message is one.
A person becomes a Muslim when he or she declares this statement with purity of heart
and conviction of faith.
Acknowledgement of all prophets before in that one simple statement... God is
one and His message is one...this is what e should be focusing on...
not whether Jesus had a wife or not!
Comments or views please...I think its an important topic...
Opinions on the Da vinci code novel
- Read it and loved it!
- Read it and hated it!
- Did not read it and will not (post why not?)
- Read it and am now confused about my faith (post what made you feel like this)
- Debating if I should read and see movie
- Read it...was just another story