I had a Muslim lady join us in our “RZIM Understanding & Answering Islam” series that we doing at our church last night.
She has been attending our church service for about a month and is very sweet etc.
I’ve noticed that she has maybe more a pluralism bend to her faith in the sense that she’s happy if we talk about God and loves our worship/sermon etc. and is involved with various people from other religions and believes they all about God.
She spoke up about how parts of the Qur’an etc. from the RZIM conference videos were incorrectly referenced and went on for sometime about various aspects of the Muslims beliefs.
I started questioning her about the Qur’an as an authoritative document from God (Allah) and how there seems to be misalignment between Islam being a religion of peace and the actions of Muhammad.
She said that there was nothing in Qur’an that spoke about Muhammad about being violent and also that the Qur’an was a reference point but not authoritative as God is in everything and speaks to us all through everything to give us his truth.
So I tried to nail down the fact that how do we know what’s truth based on each individuals own perspective on what they feel Allah has spoken to them etc.
It was very hard to try and get her into a ‘corner’ so to speak, to actually start addressing things that seemed to be incongruent because of the fact that the Qur’an was not their complete source of reference.
There seemed to be a hint of mysticism etc. so the lines were very blurry and I couldn’t find a specific point to address.
Wanted to know what some of your experience with this has been and if you’ve picked up any of this mysticism in Islam conversations before and how you dealt with it.