Question: Although I do pray five times a day, I am becoming tempted by Christianity. What should I do?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
Any objective study of Islam and Christianity will tell you that historically we know so much more about the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) than we do about Prophet Jesus (upon whom be peace). As such, it is quite clear that we do not have access to the original teachings of Christianity. To claim that the Bible is authentic while the Qur’an is fabricated is just not academically fair.
Furthermore, Christianity has changed so many faces over the centuries and millennia. Christians today have beliefs, values, and world views that are drastically different from those of even just a few hundred years ago. Christianity of even the post-Nicene period is something completely foreign to modern understandings and practices of Christianity. As Rt Rev Paul Richardson put it “while the Church used to support hunting and oppose buggery, the reverse now seemed to be true.” It is simply not a fair representation of the original message.
On the flip side, Islam is the real Christianity, and that is the Christianity that will be practiced by Prophet Jesus (upon whom be peace) when he returns.
All the virtues of Christianity (agape love, self-sacrifice, compassion, empathy, etc.) are found in the clearest terms in the teaching of Islam.
Do not worry about your marriage. Just keep on building your iman.
I pray this helps.
[Ustadh] Farid Dingle
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.