Posted at 10.02.2018
This week I went to the St. Bernard cathedral situated on 143rd and Parker Rd in Homer Glen, IL. My friend was included with me, she is also Muslim. We actually seen it twice. The very first time it was like 6 pm, and it was dark away. We thought it would be open up because our mosque is usually open up. So we travelled so that we were pulling up, we acquired scared. It had been dark, and everything I noticed was crosses, and when I was getting ready to open the door to see if anyone was there, I just freaked away and still left. I have no idea why, but it looked to us as if it was closed down. I must say i thought there would be someone relaxing there or something. But then my friend and I went the next day each day.
As we attained the church the next morning we observed a whole lot of families, and folks getting together. Each of them looked like so happy. At first I had been all fired up with my pen and notebook, then I was kind of shy and frightened to walk in, I must say i have no idea why. Everyone was really nice, so we strolled in. The first person who came up to me was a woman that my pal knew from senior high school she really was astonished to see us there, so she caught up with us and managed to get less awkward for all of us. She said "Sabreen the first thing you need to know is Catholic means common that should be a good way to begin your essay. " I liked that, I never recognized that. It was pretty loud within. Everyone was communicating and laughing. I got very amazed to see how noisy it is; because I always thought that a place of worship would be calm. In my host to worship, the mosque, it is very silent and everyone whispers. We contemplate it to be very improper to be noisy, unless everyone is all set home. But I recognized when the priest began discussing everyone became noiseless; similar to the mosque when the Sheikh gives a lesson/lecture everyone becomes peaceful. The gathering was motivating. The melody was a lttle bit loud and from time to time it completed me to feel uncomfortable again I mean it was one atmosphere I've in no way been around in. At Mosques, there truly are not any melodic devices so when I brought up it will be a lot calmer. Anyway as I walked in I needed to state the "WOW. " There is stained glass just about everywhere. I mean all over. It was so beautiful. And there have been people throughout the holy water they started out dipping their hands within. It was so cool. I've heard about holy water before. We Muslims also have Holy water our Holy normal water is ZamZam. It is only situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. But there are containers of ZamZam now where we can buy at some Islamic stores. We consider it to be so real. And everyone that would go to do pilgrimage goes on the holy water and starts drinking alcohol and also dipping their hands in it. There were many sculptures of diverse volumes and varieties. In Islam, You will find no sculptures since it is an offense. Additionally it is an offense to get any images in spite of of what they illustrate in a Mosque, where the church was fully enclosed in pictures. The pictures were so beautiful; I cannot even illustrate them they were just spectacular how they were made. I have learned a whole lot from this experience. I spoken to numerous people; most of them were excellent, and willing to talk about with me about the Catholic Religious beliefs.
I found that Catholics consider with the motive of Christ is the messiah of the older proofs called Messianic prophecies. Within an occasion recognized because the personification, the Chapel educates people on that, throughout the control of the sacred durability, the lord developed into joint by means of heart and soul natural world when Christ was considered in sacred Virgin Mary. Christ is realized, so, to maintain cooperation entirely wonderful and completely being. People follow Christ's teachings and his intelligence. Much like Muslims we follow Prophet Mohammad's teachings and wisdoms. It is so interesting how hopes and dedications for Virgin Mary are a section of Catholic faithfulness but will vary from the devotion to God. The Church embraces Mary, as an everlasting virgin as a mom of God. So what I grasped was that Virgin Mary was so important to them it was more of admiration then worship towards her their beliefs contain her clean and tidy development without blemish of your sin and physical supposition into paradise at the final of her living. Catholics believe Christ rose from the useless on Easter Sunday, they believe in the rebirth the spirit of Jesus was became a member of up to His corpse by His individual heavenly authority. Muslims believe that When Jesus was on the combination, he never died, which Alllah (God) took him up to heaven and put somebody who appears like him instead. We assume that Jesus is up in heaven with Allah right now, Also that when Jesus boils down one day, which will be on your day of Judgment. Some individuals thought I had been thinking of switching, this religion is absolutely interesting but I don't think I will convert. After all I grew up knowing all about Islam, and in this category I have learned about many other religions. But I am sticking to Islam, because Personally i think like it is the right religion for me, a lot more like I know it's the right religion for me personally.