A few days ago we were shocked that there are rumours circulating that Christian groups were distributing Holy Water to Muslims in shopping malls.
We couldn't find the source of the accusation, but as a true Christian we believe this is just another lie to fuel the ever raging fire of hatred. There are mysterious hands at play to ensure the ongoing perception war between Muslims and Christian.
We are proud that some Muslim scholars defended us in the midst of this war.Kudos to Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, May Allah and Jesus Christ bless you and your family. Amen.
The truth about Holy water:
The use for cleansing prior to a baptism and spiritual cleansing is common among several religions, from Christianity to Sikhism. The use of holy water as a sacramental for protection against evil is common among Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
The use of holy water in the earliest days of Christianity is attested to only in somewhat later documents. The Apostolic constitutions which go back to about the year 400, attribute to the precept of using holy water to Apostle Matthew. Hence the first historical testimony goes back to the fifth century. However, it is plausible that, in the earliest Christian times, water was used for expiatory and purificatory purposes, in a way analogous to its employment under the Jewish Law. Yet, in many cases, the water used for the Sacrament of Baptism was flowing water, sea or river water, and it could not receive the same blessing as that contained in the baptisteries.