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Quote rami Replybullet Topic: Pope kissing Quran+Vatican view on Islam
    Posted: 04 April 2005 at 2:17am
Bi ismillahir rahmanir raheem

as-salaam alaikum

I recieved this via email.

can be viewed here: quran.jpg

and below is some info on the Vaticans view of Islam


> The Qur'an was in a carrier bag, so as not to offend
my deeply Roman
> Catholic Grandad and Dad, but I wonder what they
would have thought if
> they knew I had a copy of the Qur'an with me....

If they had been aware of the official teaching of the
Roman Catholic
Church, they should not have been offended.

The RC Catechism says:

"841 The Church's relationship with the Muslims. 'The
plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God,
mankind's judge on the last day'."


That teaching was proclaimed during the Vatican II
Council in the 1960s after the bishops present accepted it by a vote of 2,151 for and only 5
against. That's as strong as the votes in early times
that proclaimed the doctrines of Christ's divinity and the Trinity.

That same Council also declared the following:

"The Church regards with respect the Muslims, who
worship the One, Living, Subsistent, Merciful, Almighty God who created the heavens and the earth, who spoke to men. They strive to submit wholeheartedly to
God's commandments...even as Abraham submitted himself
to God, whose obedience is often recalled in the Islamic religion.
Although they do not recognize Jesus as God, they do venerate him as a prophet and they
honour his virgin mother, Mary.... They await the Day
of Judgment, when God will reward all those risen from the dead. They hold in high regard the moral life and worship God,particularly by prayer, charity and

Edited by rami
Rasul Allah (sallah llahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Whoever knows himself, knows his Lord" and whoever knows his Lord has been given His gnosis and nearness.
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