As we go to war against Islamic Extremists, I’d like to use today’s Blog to open up a dialogue of reconciliation.
Friday is sometimes referred to as the Islamic Sabbath, but a private poster named Zifikos on Yahoo Answers shows that to be incorrect.
“We don’t have a Sabbath day in Islam. In our belief, God does not need to rest.. See the verse; “Neither drowsiness nor sleep overcomes Him…He is not fatigued by taking care of both (Heavens and Earth)”. (2:255)
But we are commanded to respect those who follow Sabbath day in their lives.. See the verse; And We said to them, “Do not violate Sabbath, and We took from them a solemn Covenant” (4:154)”
Islam has such built in protections, commandments to honor and respect what my Trilogy has called “The People of the Sign” as identified by the Mosaic Covenant’s emphasis on the Seventh Day Sabbath, that should avoid the creation of a Hamas or an ISIS. But like what happened with Christianity and its inquisitions and crusades, the founders of great religions are not generally followed correctly by the zealots.
Islamic extremists and terrorists often refer to Jews as Apes and Pigs. I had read that this is derived from the Koran, So I dug into it. I was fascinated to see the connection to the issue of Jews breaking the Sabbath, a topic that is front and center in my trilogy “The People of the Sign”.
I invite you to take the time to read this discussion of these Koranic references carefully. I also invite you to provide your input to a dialogue on the topic of Islam and Judaism, and the connection to the Sabbath. The People of the Sign discussion group on Facebook provides a respectful forum for discussing such thorny topics with those whose views might be quite different from yours.
It is in that spirit that I post this Blog on that auspicious day for Muslims – Friday, and end it with the conclusion of that Zifikos post introduced above.
“We, Muslims pray regularly (5 times in a day) and we also pray (like talking to God, asking the things we want) whenever we feel like. But if we look at it like a special day to pray, Friday might be seen as our Sabbath, the day of El-Gumah (the assembly), and is a day of public worship. Because the Islamic calendar is strictly lunar, festivals may occur at any time of the year. Friday is always an auspicious day in our belief.
Hope this answer helps, have a nice day, sis.
Peace and blessings…
p.s. Jumah means Friday in Arabic ”