In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.
THE GREATEST–JESUS OR MOHAMMAD
WALK IN THE WORD
(This presentation is not to denigrate Jesus; it is only a comment on Christian’s claim).
(Miracles, which can also be performed by false Christs and false prophets, as Jesus declared–(Matt. 24:24), and a few sermons, which can perhaps be delivered by any wise person having oratory skills, are not proofs of prophethood–much less are they proof of Divinity.
That false Christs and false prophets shall show signs and to beware of false prophets who are wolves disguised as sheep–(Mark 13:22; Matt. 7:15), this could easily apply to Jesus. Not only did Jesus left no written work, even his “miracles” could arguably be that of a “false” prophet. Moreso, in his ministry which lasted only three years, according to the Gospel(s), he wanted to slaughter all his enemies who did not want him to rule–(Luke 19:27, Jesus advocates murder); compared to Mohammad who faced death for two decades of his twenty-three year ministry; and who yet forgave his horrid enemies –Jesus had no captives to forgive; and he prayed for “God” to forgive his “crucifiers;” though it is senseless to “forgive” “crucifiers” if they were fulfilling Scripture by crucifying” him.
Also, it may be argued that if Jesus’ birth was miraculous and his miracles were factual or literal, it is doubtful that Jews would dishonor him and want to crucify him considering that the Jewish landscape is multi-colored with miracles, so much so that even Balaam’s ass spoke to him (see JESUS & MOHAMMAD-MIRACLES).
After recording the birth of Jesus, the next Biblical account we hear of Jesus, after his circumcision at eight days old, is at the age of twelve at Jerusalem. Then he disappeared from the Gospels and appeared eighteen years later, at the age of thirty, at the river Jordan. For some twenty-nine of his alleged thirty-three years of his living there is no Biblical account of Jesus. Considering the manner in which the Gospels have reached us –with its “improbabilities and contradictions”– they can hardly be an adequate guide on the personality of Jesus Christ.
Coupled with the fact that there are disagreements between Christians as to the true identity and mission of Christ (AND THESE ARE CARDINAL DOCTRINES OF CHRISTIANITY) –whereas some hold that Christ is Trinity/God (putting God into the belly of Mary for nine months and bringing Him out her vagina and calling her "Mother of God" and making God son of a woman He created) some say that there is no Trinity (that Trinity could only be from the "Devil"); whereas some say Jesus is God some say Christ is only son of God (Jesus is only "CALLED" son of God and the Biblical God has a legion of sons and daughters: see JESUS-SON OF GOD); whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin others say he died for committed sin; whereas some say Jesus was of virgin birth some say he was not, Paul taught that Jesus had a human father (see JESUS-SON OF GOD)– and also whereas some believed Jesus was killed on the cross, was buried and risen, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”A
Such varied and dubious expositions can hardly be sources of genuine inspiration. But for Mohammad Jesus Christ may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends. It was Mohammad who, through the Divine Revelation of the infallible Qur’an, removed the shroud of calumny wrapped around Jesus and his mother, Mary –that Mary was an “adulteress” and Jesus was of illegitimate birth– and appareled them in rubious robes or righteousness; and cleared away the cumulous clouds of conjectures shrouding Jesus and sat him elegantly in the celestial spotlight of Divine Truth –of him being human and a prophet of God– and has secured for him today the unflagging allegiance of more than one billion Muslims. And counting. As Islam spirits on. Inexorably. Invincibly. Impregnably. As Divinely decreed to prevail over all reigions-(Qur'an 9:33; 48:28; 61:9)
Mohammad was no anti-Christ! Mohammad “testify” of Christ!-(John 15:26).
(It would be a gross error to view Muslims as “enemies” of Jesus. In fact, considering that Jesus taught the Unity of God, sinless birth, eternal life through obedience to the Commandments of God and to love him requires following the Comforter, (Mohammad), Muslims, who observe these teachings of Jesus, can be said to be the true followers of Jesus). (See also JESUS-IS NOT THE ANSWER)
ALLAH LOVES US
ALLAH WANTS TO GUIDE US
ALLAH WANTS US TO BE PURE
ALLAH WANTS US TO HAVE A LIFE IN PARADISE.
“Say (to the world, Mohammad):
O My servants who have sinned against their souls,
DESPAIR NOT not of the mercy of Allāh,
surely Allāh FORGIVES ALL SINS
(without having anyone killed).
Verily, He is Most Forgiving. Ever Merciful”
1. Doctor James Mc/MacDonald “senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois,” on the topic Walk In The Word (taken from an undated audio-tape), making comparisons between Jesus and Mohammad in his effort to prove Jesus was God and “superior” to Mohammad says, unlike Jesus who claimed to be “Good Shepherd” and other honorable titles, Mohammad never made any such claims.
Response: Mohammad did not have to attire himself in glossy titles to prove his status. Allāh extols Mohammad’s status: Mohammad is the best Exemplar to follow–(Qur’an 33:21); the Light-giving sun–(33:46); His Messenger–(48:29); to be obeyed–(4:13); and world Prophet–(21:107; 34:28). Humility and simplicity were the hallmarks of Mohammad.
The pastor should know such lofty titles as “God’s First-Begotten Son, the Intermediary between God and man;” “The Intercessor with the Father;” “The Good Shepherd,” “The Bread of Life” etc; so liberally sprinkled onto Jesus were lifted from the writings of Philo, a Jewish Philosopher.
Even the pastor’s treasure, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” is not “original,” likely absorbed also from the ink of Philo. Significantly, “The term word, used in St. John, which stands for the Greek word Logos, is an inadequate rendering. In all his writings Philo speaks of Logos,–a philosophic conception of later growth and a development of the “Idea of Plato,” in his theory of Emanation. It does not mean Word; it conveys “Thought as well as expression.” Plato, when dealing with the subject, spoke of something –as the first thing in creation that may be styled “Reason or Wisdom”– the first product of Herbert Spencer’s “First Intelligent Cause.” Notably, Philo “lived and wrote all this one hundred years before the writers, whosoever they may be, of that Gospel”1.
With all his self-aggrandizing as the way, the light of the world, the bread of life, and that heaven and earth shall pass away but his word shall not pass, this Christian’s God/son of God yet commanded his followers to obey the Scribes and the Pharisees because they “sit in Moses’ seat”–(Matt. 23:1-3); and to follow the Comforter who will guide into “all truth.” If Christ is God and if God died for sin, there is no need for his followers to obey the occupiers of Moses’ seat, or for another Comforter to give “all truth,” or “another angel’ or “everlasting gospel” to come. It is the ultimate in disgrace for God/son of God who has power to lay down his life and take it up again and can resurrect himself to pray to tears for “this cup” (death) to pass from him and to despair “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (WHICH IS TANTAMOUNT TO DISBELIEF IN GOD) –such words are unworthy of Divine lips; and such a God /son of God is unworthy of Divine status.
That Jesus is/was “son of God, Allāh calls us in His Qur’an to “reason”: “How could He have a son when He has no consort?”–(Qur’an 6:102). That God can do “anything” is no argument here (GOD CANNOT CREATE HIS MOTHER). This is not about God creating an object; it is about God having a relation –a son. Fatherhood –begetting– requires the joining of sperm and ovum. And God could not have a son when He has no consort/wife. Moreover, Mary was of material nature whereas “God is a Spirit”–(John 4:24). A Spirit cannot bear parental relations with a mortal. Jesus was “son of God” only in the figurative sense.
To attribute Fatherhood to God –that God engaged in the human act of “sex”– and that God incarnated Himself –that God was in the belly of a woman and came out her vagina– are the most heinous of sins/blasphemies. And Jesus says “he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath NEVER FORGIVENESS, but is in danger of ETERNAL DAMNATION”–Mark 3:29. That Son of God is only an epithet of honor is made clear in this statement by God: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be HIS FATHER, and he shall be MY SON”–2 Samuel 7:4, 5,14. The METAPHORICAL son (Jesus) cannot die for LITERAL sins).
While we have shown on our website, based on teachings of the Bible and Christian’s scientific examination of the Shroud of Turn (the linen in which Jesus is said to have been placed after the “crucifixion”) that CHRISTIANITY IS A FAKE, Reza Aslan –a Muslim who converted to Christianity and reverted to Islam after studying the Bible and the life of Jesus– has added another dimension to the falsity of Christianity.
Reza Aslan has shown in his scholarly presentation Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, that the Gospelic Jesus is NOT the historical Jesus; that “the gospels are not about a man known as Jesus of Nazareth who lived two thousand years ago; they are about a messiah whom the gospel writers viewed as an eternal being sitting at the right hand of God;” that “Despite two millennia of Christian apologetics, the fact is that belief in a dying and rising messiah simply did not exist in Judaism.” And “In the entire history of Jewish thought there is not a single line of scripture that says the messiah is to suffer, die, and rise again on the third day. ….To the Jews, a crucified messiah was nothing less than a contradiction in terms. The very fact of Jesus’s crucifixion annulled his messianic claims.”(pp. 133-134; 165; 177-178. Reza Aslan’s book is published by Random House. This book is a must read for those interested in Jesus Christ. Even if you have to beg, borrow, or chisel it).
Christianity is not only a fake, CHRISTIANITY IS A COLOSSAL FAKE. Christians tailored Jesus to fit into the suit in which they want him. In believing that Trinity/Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement will take them to heaven Christians are living on Fantasy Island. Every one who wants to go to heaven has to bend his/her knees to Allāh and the Messengership of Mohammad: “There is no God but Allāh; Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!”
no man cometh to God but by Mohammad.
2. The Pastor asserts that Muslims follow a man (Mohammad) who had no confidence in himself, and did not know if he would be going to heaven.
Response: Mohammad was so confident of himself and in Allāh he told those who tried to bribe him from his mission that even if they were to put the sun in his right hand and the moon in his left he would not desist. Mohammad was so confident he personally led the battle against those who tried to perish God’s message. The closest of all humans to God are His prophets. As prophets say and act only according to the dictates of God it stands to reason they, being ambassadors of God, are predestined to go to heaven. Thus, it is needless for God to tell them He has chosen them to go to heaven.
Reason would dictate as Mohammad is the best exemplar–(Qur’an 33:21), not forsaken nor is displeased in by Allāh and was shown the Way by Allāh–(93:3, 7), to be obeyed–(4:13), Light-giving sun–(33:46); Messenger of Allāh–(48:29); world Prophet–(21:107; 34:28), intercessor–(43:86; 9:103; Bokhari Vol. 1, # 98; Vol. 4, # 556; Vol. 9, #’s 600-601), he was already destined for Paradise. Muslims have assurance of heaven–(Qur’an 33:35; 4:124; 41:8; 46:15-16; 52:17; 64:9. The Prophet saying, one enters Paradise only through the mercy of Allāh is to indicate that Allāh is accountable to no one whereas all are accountable to Him; that whoever Allāh guides none can lead astray, whoever Allāh leaves in error none can guide).
Contrastingly, it is Christians who follow a man who had no confidence in himself and no knowledge if he was going to heaven. Jesus says “If I be lifted up from the earth”–(John 12:32); for the man who is confident he is going to heaven it is queer Jesus should say “If” I be lifted up instead of ‘after’ or ‘when’ I be lifted up. Jesus told one of the thieves being crucified: “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise”–(Luke 23:43). But not only was Jesus not killed/crucified as proven elsewhere, he did not go to paradise “To-day”: at least eight days after his alleged resurrection he was with his disciples–(John 20:26). Thus, Jesus/God not only did not know “if” he was going to heaven he did not even know when he will be going. (Poor thief!)
In fact, not only did Jesus not know “if” and “when” he will be going to heaven, but by his own pronouncement seems he was “in danger of hell fire;” he says: “whoever shall say Thou fool shall be in danger of hell fire”–(Matt. 5:22); yet he calls the Jews “fools”–(Matt. 23:17, 19; Luke 24:25).
Jesus says: “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself”–(John 14:2-3). Here again, Jesus, like his uncertainty in going to heaven, is not certain “if” he is going to prepare a place for his followers. And as Jesus has not yet returned all those Christians who died and will die before his alleged return will not get taken.
Jesus also said: “There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom”–(Matt. 16:28; Jesus contradicts himself, saying “I go to my Father, and ye see me no more”–John 16:10. While Christians are scanning the sky for Jesus, Jehovah’s Witnesses imply Jesus already returned though he was “invisible”2). If this refers to Jesus’ supposed second coming, it must be the “miracle of the ages” that for two thousand years these “some standing” people are yet living, waiting for Jesus; and would see him though he would be “invisible”. On the opposite, Mohammad tells us clearly Allāh has already prepared Gardens and mansions for us. All we need do is believe in Allāh and do good deeds and Paradise is ours–as easy and simple as that; no uncertain trip to heaven and back and no vague promise. And the promise of Allāh is ever true–(Qur’an 19: 60-61; 31:8-9; 39:20; 61:12).
This pastor’s God/son of God with all his grand claims of being one with the Father, greater than the Temple, and could put down his life and take it up again had no confidence in himself and did not know if he was going to heaven: cowering in the garden of Gethsemane to be spared death so much so “his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground,” and blaspheming his despair on the cross: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”–(Luke 22:44; Matt. 27:46). What a monumental disgrace! What an indelible stain of shame on the glorious office of Divine prophethood!
For twenty-three long, grueling years Mohammad, this orphaned denizen of the desert, strove unrelentlessly under the blade of the assassin for the truth of God, bloodied, persecuted, exiled, pursued, and embattled; yet not even for one breath of a moment did such an unGodly expression left his lips as this grotesque, ignominious lament from the Christian’s “Prince of Princes,” “Master of Masters,” “King of Kings,” “Lord of Lords,” and “God of Gods.” To borrow the words of the pastor, “Which one of these people is the spokesman for God” Jesus or Mohammad?
It is head-boggling of cosmic proportion that “God” came to die for the sins of others and would beg (Himself?) like a coward to be spared this ‘dying,’ and scream his despondency (at Himself?) in being ‘forsaken’ in His prayer.
The pastor implies that Jesus is “spokesman” for God. A “spokesman” is one who speaks as the representative of another person. If Jesus is “God” he could not be “spokesman” –a “another” representative– of God. This is senseless.
(Christians’ belief in the alleged crucifixion is based on John 3:16 which says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
But when taken in its context, from verses 2-15, it shows that Jesus was having a conversation with Nicodemus who concluded that from his miracles Jesus could only be a man from God. Jesus answered that man must undergo spiritual birth before he can see the kingdom of God. Jesus then compared himself to the brass serpent Moses lifted up in the wilderness; which serpent had the power to preserve the life of those bitten by a snake–(Num. 21:9), for “as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up”–the allusion being, as the serpent had power to preserve life of the afflicted on account of their belief on it, likewise, Jews who believed in his (Jesus’) miracles and accept him as a prophet from God–(John 8:28)–would also be saved: “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life”–(John 3:14-15). Then came the verse of John 3:16 which, when expressed in the context of this discussion would convey the full meaning of:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son the power to perform miracles that whosoever believeth in him to be from God through these works of miraclesshould not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Miracles were necessary because the people believed only in miracles: “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe”–(John 4:48).
To infer that John 3:16 is about crucifixion is to inject a meaning that is alien to the subject. That Jesus is saying God “gave” him to be “crucified” for sinners and for him to pray pitifully to be spared from this glory and to indict God as having “forsaken” him must be the blackest degree of disgrace exampled by a son of God in Scriptural history. [A soldier who refuses to fight in an illegal and unjust war is hounded and charged and jailed as a deserter and a disgrace. Consider then, the “son of God” entrusted with the lofty honor of dying for the sins of the world; for him to pray to tears to be spared this glory and to blame God as having forsaken him must be the “Mother” of all disgraces]).
Interestingly, Jesus says in Mark 16:16-18; "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved….and if they DRINK ANY DEADLY THING, IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM." As the pastor and Christians believe that Jesus is son of God/God and that the Bible is "all" "Word of God" the pastor and Christians would not hesitate to honor this saying of Jesus and "DRINK ANY DEADLY THING."
3. Islam is a “man-made system of belief,” the pastor says (he did not say what CHRISTIANITY is).
Response: Islam is a religion –the complete and perfect way of life– for all man to the Resurrection. No one can produce a Scripture to surpass or equal the Qur’an. Aside from the fact that Allāh has chosen Islam as religion for the world–(Qur’an 5:3), reason would impel one to conclude that as God –whether we call Him Ishwar, Yahweh, or Allāh– is the Source of Peace and is the Lord of all the worlds, and has created man to be in His service, a religion from Him must not be partial to any person, place, or thing but must reflect this “peace” and impartiality and service to Him: which Islam –peace and submission– is. Islam is the complete way of life –personal, social, moral, spiritual, and intellectual. The Prophet Mohammad has taught us from the reason we are created to how we are to clean. The pastor and Christians can ransack the teachings of their God, Jesus, and the Bible from now until Judgment Day they will not find anything remotely equal to, much more superi-or than, the comprehensive and detailed teachings of Islam.
Contrasted to the fact that Islam and Muslims are Divine terms in the Qur’an, Christian –from which Christianity sprung– is not a Divine expressed word. For the first three centuries Jesus’ followers were called Nazarenes –from Jesus’ title Nazarene, because of his early life in Nazareth. “Christian” was coined by the Nicene Council. If Islam is a “man-made system,” it is the best “man-made system” the world in all its history has ever produced. And will ever produce.
What is Christianity? It is doubly ironic Christians should themselves turn out to be not only “heathens” in their belief but do not know what they follow –whether Jesus is God or son of God or a Trinity, and whether he is vicarious atoner for inherited sin or for committed sin. Unlike Islam which was revealed by Allāh and can substantiate its Divine status, Christianity as preached was not revealed by God and has no Divine foundation and thus no prophetic foundation: “the religion now passing under the name of Jesus was never taught by him”3.
Kamal-ud-Din details in his revealing book, The Sources Of Christianity: “The idea of the man-God was not strange to the Gentiles. Their mythologies were teeming with God Incarnate. His sufferings for human salvation, his resurrection, human sin and its expiation through God’s sacrifice, were things rampant in Greek and Roman literature.” Whereas Jesus a prophet of God sent “unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel” had as much chance of surviving among his people as a mustard seed taking root on rock, the Gentiles, as the “vigilant eye of St. Paul and of the monks who were really builders of the Church” envisioned, would not lose a breath singing hallelujah to another “God” of the womb. “They, therefore, clothed Jesus with Divinity, and saturated their writings with the phraseology current in Pagan and other philosophic literature of the days.” Hardly surprising enlightened Christians “could not see the hand of Jesus in the superstructure of the Church so erected by St. Paul and his followers.”(pp.15-17). It is Christianity that is the “man-made” religion. Christianity is not only “man-made” her life-blood is “paganism.” (Christianity is a fake religion. See CHRISTIAITY-A FAKE).
The pastor says Muslims study a book that “cannot give them hope or certainty or security.”
Response: But Allāh says Muslims are the best nation and we hope from Allāh what the disbelievers hope not; He ordains mercy on Himself and created us to have mercy on us, and to never despair of His mercy–(Qur’an 2:143; 3:109; 4:104; 6:54; 11:119; 39:54). Let the pastor show the partners to these Qur’anic beauties in the Gospels extolling Christians and Christianity. Muslims are the best nation. Muslims are people of “hope.” It is Christians that follow a book and religion that gives them no “hope or certainty or security.”
The Qur’an “doesn’t teach very much about God,” the pastor says. I invite the pastor (and Christians) to detail what is missing about God in the Qur’an; and to detail what the Bible teaches about God that the Qur’an does not. Here’s a few teachings of the Qur’an about God alien to the Bible: Allāh raised prophets in all nations with one common message: There is no God but Allāh, He alone is to be worshipped–(20:14; 21:25); He gave all people rites and ceremonies–(22:67); made us diverse in ton-gues, colors, and in tribes so we may know one another–(30:22; 49 :13); all creatures live in communities–(6:38); He invites us to forgive us our sins–(14:10); ordained mercy on Himself–(6:12, 54; 7:156); and created us to have mercy on us–(11:119).
4. The pastor proudly reminds us that Jesus’ birth was foretold 800 years earlier by Isaiah (7:14. God foretold his birth, life and death) –though the Hebrew word halmah means “young woman” not “virgin.”
Response: Mohammad’s birth was foretold more than two thousand years, from Jacob all the way down to Jesus: more than fifteen hundred years before Jesus’ birth. Mohammad is the Shiloh foretold by Jacob–(Gen. 49:10); the Prophet to whom the “book is delivered” –(Isaiah 29:12); the Prophet who brought the book of “seven seals”(Qur’an 1:1-7)–(Rev. 5:1; 8:1; 14:6); the Himada prophesied by Haggai–(2:7-9); the prophet like Moses–(Deut; 18 :18); the Comforter who guided us into “all truth” and whose Book, the Qur’an will abide “forever–(John 16:13; 14:6); and the Prophet foretold by all the prophets since the world began–(Acts 3:21-23). These prophets could have foretold Mohammad only if God had already established his existence4. Mohammad does not need the Bible to establish his status as Divine Messenger: The Qur’an is sufficient.
As for the wise men and star that guided them to the pastor’s baby God, Jesus, which is recorded only by Matthew, Matthew lifted this heavenly nugget from the Zoroastrian’s Scripture –Dasatir, the epistle of Sasan I, which prophesied that a man will be raised in Arabia, who will conquer Persia, and the people will pray facing the Ka’ba (and there is no Messianic star in the prophecy)–and tailored it to fit Jesus5. The only prophet born in Arabia who destroyed idols and whose followers conquered Persia and prays facing the Ka’ba is Mohammad.
The pastor recounts that these prophecies on the birth and events in Jesus’ life were minutely detailed.
Response: Do Christians have the original Bible in Hebrew that contains these prophecies (let alone details) or were they after-the-fact insertions quilted to suit Jesus, as the guiding star and wise men from the east were robed onto Jesus? Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes in his The Sources Of Christianity, two tablets from Babylonian ruins “discovered by the German excavators in 1903-1904 at Kalah Shargat, the site of the ancient Assur,” shows the Babylonian passion play and the passion Play of Christ “are one and the same.” Quoting from “the January 1922 issue of the Quest,” Khwaja lists fourteen features in columns side by side, showing these similarities between Baal and Jesus (See JESUS-PAGAN PASSION PLAY; JESUS-FORETOLD).
5. The pastor recounts Jesus’ miracles; seemingly forgetting that others and objects performed miracles.
Response: If miracles of prophets are “confirmation of their identity in God,” the miracles of false Christs and false prophets and those who would holler “Lord Lord” on Judgment Day must also be “confirmation of their identity in God.” If miracles are proofs of one’s “identity in God,” these people could not be “false.”
If Jesus walking on water makes him God, the basilisk lizard walking on water must be God–(Matt. 14:25). If Jesus calming the storm makes him God, Joshua, stilling the sun and moon, must be God–(Mark 4:39. Josh. 10:12-13. Curiously, Jesus spoke to the storm “he created” to calm it, but did not speak to the fig tree “he created” to give him fruit but instead cursed this helpless, blameless tree).
If Jesus is God because he raised Lazarus from the dead, the dead bones of Elisha that resurrected a dead man must be God–(John 11:43-44. 2 Kings 13:20-21). If Jesus is God because he healed the afflicted, the pool at Bethesda that had power to cure, and the river Jordan that healed Namaan must be God–(Matt. 4:23-24; 9:27-30; 12:22. John 5:2-4; 2 Kings 5:9-14).
Jesus turning water into wine–(John 2:1-11)–is more harm-ful than beneficial as medical investigation has shown. Alcohol causes loss of mind, money, and manhood–(Wine may gladden the heart–Ps.104:15–it also saddens the liver and loins and dulls the head. Sadly, some Muslims, against the clear injunctions of Allāh also swallow this “corrosive”). The pastor’s God/son of God knowing the disastrous effects of alcohol–it thrusted Lot into incest with his daughters and waylaid Jesus himself (the Christians’ “God” and son of God) as “winebibber,” as the Bible says–(Gen. 19:30-38; Matt. 11:19), not to mention its detriment to health –instead of turning water into ginger-beer or sedative to have the drunks sleep off their stupor, made it into wine to increase (and spread) drunkenness and evil and distress that comes with it.
Contrast the Christian’s God/son of God who encouraged drunkenness to the Muslims’ God, Allāh, and His Prophet who alarmed us to the dangers of intoxicants (and gambling, which is carried out in Churches –bingo!): “In both of them (intoxicants and gambling) is a great sin and (some) advantage for men, and their sin is greater than their advantage;” “intoxicants and gambling…are only an uncleanness, the devil’s work; so shun it that you may succeed –(Qur’an 2: 219; 5:90).
6. The pastor notes that the Qur’an is not original: “secular literature sources indicate that much of the Qur’an is an adaptation from Jewish, Christian, and pagan sources;” whereas the Bible is the “perfect source of absolute, authoritative, binding, inerrant truth” from God.
Response: That the Qur’an is an adaptation of paganism and that there are Satanic Verses in the Qur’an are dealt with in the topics, HAJJ/PILGRIMAGE; QUR'AN; QUR’AN-BORROWED FROM THE BIBLE; SATANIC VERSES. See also Muhammad Ali, Qur’anic comm. 1701, 2382. Muhammad Ali’s translation of the Qur’an can be viewed online: www.muslim.org.
Even on the surface such a claim is baseless. Islam, which, from a minority and vulnerability of one, fought paganism (and superstition), would not, at its triumph and a majority, incorporate paganism into its purity of Godhead. The Qur’an is “original.” Allāh is God of all the worlds. He gave information to all. A child who is given the same guidelines as his older brother could not be said to have borrowed those instructions from the older brother. If the Qur’an is “an adaptation” of the Bible it should be in error just as the Bible; on matters of science Maurice Bucaille wrote in his The Bible The Qur’an And Science: “Whereas monumental errors are to be found in the Bible, I could not find a single error in the Qur’an.”(p.120).
Even in its beginning the Bible is non-sensical. The Qur’an explains that Satan vowed to lead man astray because he was cast down for disobeying God because he pride himself superior to man–(7:11-18). But the Bible gives no motive for the serpent’s opposition to God and for tempting woman–(Gen. 3:1-13). As the serpent was a “beast” and must have been animal/ reptile, it could not, having no faculty of reasoning and freedom of choice, beguile the woman (the serpent could not be human; Adam and Eve were the only humans). If the Devil had spoken through the serpent (like a “ventriloquist,” as one Christian sect says) it would be a helpless pawn and should not have been “cursed” to crawl upon its belly and eat dust–(Gen. 3:14). The possessed is not responsible for his actions.
Whereas Allāh created death to be a trial for us–(Qur’an 67:2); according to the Bible God created man to live forever–(Gen. 2:16-17. But the Devil, by conning Eve to eat of the forbidden tree caused God to alter His plans. The Devil causing God to alter His plans [?] If God had created man to live forever on earth, Satan had God changed His plan and had Him make Hell and Heaven after Adam and Eve sinned. See JESUS-REDUNDANT NO RANSOM).
If man was made to live forever on earth, at some point earth would be overpopulated and over-polluted and man would be underfed and undernourished: man would have created his own “death.” (Not to mention the ridiculous story of the origin of languages at Babel–(Gen. ch.11. Wonder how the Hindus billion-year-old Vedas and Sanskrit fit into this Biblical babble). (See CHRISTIANITY=MAN MADE TO LIVE FOREVER).
The Qur’an exposes the BIBLE as being altered –a fact admitted to by Christians– and that they write the book and say it is from God–(Qur’an 2:75, 91)–another fact easily proved: Moses could not have written his own obituary; the many books and letters of Paul that form the New Testament were ‘coined in the human mint.’ Jesus left no book, his oral teachings were committed to writing some 90 years after his departure, coupled to that many “Gospels were suppressed” before the current four were carved out as canon–the “King James” version. There is no “God” or “Jesus” version. (Even PAUL has his gospel: “Remember that… according to my gospel”–2 Tim.2:8. And Christians follow Paul and reject Mohammad. Astounding!)
The Qur’an refutes divinity of Jesus, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement. The Qur’an is “original.” Mr. Bucaille on the Qur’an:
“It spanned a period of some twenty years and, as soon as it was transmitted to Muhammad by Archangel Gabriel, Believers learned it by heart. It was also written down during Muhammad’s life. (Gabriel rehearsed it with the Prophet annually and twice in the year of the Prophet’s death–Bokhari, Vol. 4, # 819)…Since then, we know that the text has been scrupulously preserved. It does not give rise to any problems of authenticity.” “More than a thousand years before our time, at a period when whimsical doctrines still prevailed, men had a knowledge of the Qur’an. The statements it contains express in simple terms truths of primordial importance which man has taken centuries to discover.”
In contrast, “The Old Testament…(was) written in several languages over a period of more than nine hundred years, based on oral traditions. Many of these works were corrected and completed in accordance with events or special requirements, often at periods that were very distant from one another.” “A Revelation is mingled in all these writings, but all we possess today is what men have seen fit to leave us. These men mani-pulated the texts to please themselves, according to the circumstances they were in and the necessities they had to meet.” The Gospels, “the foremost authority was the oral tradition as a vehicle for Jesus’s words and the teachings of the apostles. The first writings to circulate were Paul’s letters and they occupied a prevalent position long before the Gospels;” “contrary to what certain commentators are still writing today, before 140 A.D. there was no witness to the knowledge that a collection of Gospel writings existed. It was not until circa 170 A.D. that the four Gospels acquired the status of canonic literature.” “The abundance of literature concerning Jesus led the Church to make certain excisions while the latter was in the process of becoming organized. Perhaps a hundred Gospels were suppressed. Only four were retained and put on the official list of neo-Testament writings making up what is called ‘Canon’.” “The majority of Christians believe that the Gospels were written by direct wit-nesses of the life of Jesus and therefore constitute unquestionable evidence concerning the events highlighting His life and preach-ings.” “Unfortunately, the authors of the Gospels were not eye-witnesses of the data they recorded.” “As far as the decades following Jesus’s mission are concerned, it must be understood that events did not at all happen in the way they have been said to have taken place and that Peter’s arrival in Rome in no way laid the foundations for the Church. On the contrary, from the time Jesus left earth to the second half of the Second century, there was a struggle between two factions. One was what one might call Pauline Christianity and the other Judeo-Christianity.” “Paul is the most controversial figure in Christianity. He was considered to be a traitor to Jesus’s thought by the latter’s family and by the apostles who had stayed in Jerusalem in the circle around James. Paul created Christianity at the expense of those whom Jesus had gathered around him to spread his teachings …Paul’s style of Christianity won through definitively, and created its own collection of official texts”6.
Strikingly, Jehovah’s Witnesses in their Awake magazine, September 8, 1957, headlined “50,000 Errors in the Bible?” notes: “Recently, a young man purchased a King James Version Bible thinking it was without error. One day when glancing through a back issue of Look magazine he came across an article entitled “The Truth About the Bible,” which said that: “as early as 1720, an English authority estimated that there were at least 20,000 errors in the two editions of the New Testament commonly read by Protestants and Catholics. Modern students say there are probably 50,000 errors””7. (These are not matters of dispute, they are Christians’ findings).
That the Bible is the “perfect source of absolute, authoritative, binding, inerrant truth” from God and written by God is patent Christian ‘claptrap and lip-talk.’
It is comical to entertain that “God” would go through the motions of foretelling his birth, life, and events in detail, so much so that not even his legs were broken in order that the Scriptures be fulfilled; shaped Himself as a sperm to be “conceived;” confined Himself in the womb for nine months; emerge from the vagina through the unclean process of childbirth; bare himself, be circumcised –even bawling at being nipped– and be fastened to a “stake;” and instead of protecting his precepts allowed it to be corralled by a “renegade from Judaism” (as K.K. styles Paul); and to have it infested with some “50,000” Errors.” This pastor’s “God” is a poor planner. (And this is the nauseating, senseless, “God-dishonoring” twaddle Christians want Muslims [and the world] to mutilate our intelligence on the cross of blasphemy and accept. Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and unGodly crucifix).
Contrastingly, Allāh says that He revealed the Qur’an and would protect it–(Qur’an 15:9); and so it is: after more than fif-teen hundred years not one “jot” (letter) has been changed: heaven and earth shall pass away but not one word of Allāh shall pass away. And so it shall be. Allāho Akbar!
The Qur’an consists of the best teachings of previous Books that are applicable to all times and also teachings not given to earlier prophets–(98:2-3). The Qur’an comprises of, exceeds, and supersedes all other Divine Revelations–it is the best Message–(7:185; 39:23; 77:50). No Scripture can equal the “grand and noble truths” expressed in the Qur’an. It is the Qur’an that is the “perfect source of absolute, authoritative, binding, inerrant” truth from God.
7. The pastor notes the opinion of Muslim source(s) that at the first Revelation of the Qur’an the angel “choked” Mohammad into reading; and that Mohammad “went into a severe depression for three years;” and “on several occasions he seriously contem-plated committing suicide.” The pastor asks, “are those the actions of a person who has just met with Almighty God?” “Sounds more like Satan than God.”
Response: If it was Satan, then Satan gave to Mohammad a Book superior than that of the pastor’s God, Jesus, in all respects –moral, social, spiritual, and intellectual.
Mohammad had not “met with Almighty God;” he was visited by the Angel Gabriel. Mohammad was embraced not “choked” –reason would dictate that you do not choke a person whom you want to read, you risk damaging his vocal, then you might never get him to read. Mohammad did not go into “severe depression” nor “contemplated committing suicide” –(For details see Bokhari Vol; 1, # 3-4. Vol; 6, # 478, 475-476).
Imagine yourself –having no notion you are a chosen one of God– meditating in cave. Suddenly, you are embraced by a force to the point of suffocation commanding you to read. Even if the ethereal being should tell you he is God, what would be your reaction? Seems, it was not uncommon for people to be troubled by the jinn (unseen being). Naturally, Mohammad assumed he was a victim of the devil. He (as we might have done) rushed home to his wife, seeking comfort.
If the devil can tempt “God”/son of God –and for “forty-days”– surely he can toy with a mortal–(Luke 4:1-2). The Gospel is pregnant with people possessed by devils. Jesus pulled “two thousand” from one man alone, and sent them into a herd of swine numbering “about two thousand” which “ran violently down a steep place into the sea and were choked in the sea”–(Mark 5:2-13. For all the swine to run violently and be choked each must have a devil. Count those devils again –all two thousand– and sing hallelujah that you were not the one possessed. Incidentally, rather than send the devils into innocent and harmless swine, the Christians’ “God”/son of God should have used his head and load the devils into the Jews who were going about to “kill” him, and have them go berserk among themselves–John 5:18; 7:1, 19). Here we have the Christians’ God/son of God catering to devils to “Send us into the swine,” causing the death of dumb, innocent pigs; and loss to the owners). “Are those the actions of” God/son of God? “Sounds more like Satan than God.”
As “God”/son of God can be tempted by the devil, and for forty days, a mortal as Mohammad might believe he was toyed with by the devil. It is understandable if a mortal was unknowingly deceived by the devil; but what about the son of God and even “God” Himself who chooses the “Satan(ic)” Peter to lead his flock, and as “rock” on which to build his Church, and is given the “keys of the kingdom of heaven”?–(Mark 8:33; Matt. 16:18-19). The rock of Trinity is from the “Devil;” and the mortar of Divine sonship is from paganism–(Qur’an 9:30). The cross also is pagan in origin, dating back to the “Mithraic cult.”
For 2000 years Christians are “trapped in darkness and misunderstanding”: for 2000 years “Satan” has deceived Christians into worshipping Jesus as God, son of God, and vicarious atoner.
As proof that Jesus is one with God in the Trinity the pastor expounds, as stated in Matthew 3:16-17 (and 17:5), that when Jesus was baptized the “heavens were opened”(?) and the Spirit of God descended “like a dove” and “a voice from heaven” said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Response: Whereas this “voice” is assumed to be that of God, Jesus said: “Ye have neither heard his (God’s) voice at any time, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37). Since Satan is “hell bent” on leading man astray from the strait or heavenly gate to the broad or hellish gate, and clearly as the pastor’s “God” indicate that God does not go about throwing his voice, this “a” voice can only be Satan in his mission to lead people astray. (See ALLAH & JESUS OR PAUL).
Trinity is belied by reason also. There could not be a Trinity in the beginning; Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Rev. David Benjamin Keldani): “The Christians….make the Creator a divine father and His word a divine son; and also, because He breathed life into His creatures, He is surnamed a divine Spirit, forgetting that logically, He could not be father before creation, nor “son” before He spoke, and neither “Holy Ghost” before He gave life”8.
Trinity is a fourth-century human concoction. Trinity is likened to H2O –as water, steam and ice have the underlying formula H2O, likewise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, though different, are one. But, unlike the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost who are in separate existence at the one and same time –Jesus on land, the Holy Spirit as a dove in the air, and “God’s” voice in heaven (Matt. 3: 16-17; Luke 3:21-23)– when H2O is in the form of water, steam and ice are non-existent (steam and ice are not water), when H2O is the form of steam, water and ice are non-existent (water and ice are not steam), when H2O is in the form of ice, water and steam are non-existent (water and steam are not ice).
Trinity is likened to “man” in which the body, soul, and spirit are one (though some might argue that man is comprised of four elements: body through which sensations are experienced, life which gives growth as in plants, animals, and humans, soul which gives consciousness as in animals and humans, and spirit which gives wisdom/intelligence as in humans). But, unlike Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (each a complete being and having independent existence), body, soul and spirit are not each a complete being having independent existence–together they are one.
Trinity is also likened to the “tango” in which “The Father was likened to the leader, the Son to the follower and the Spirit to the music that melodically unites all three in their movement”9.
(The Devil certainly has Christians doing the footworks. This dance should be nicknamed the “Christian shuffle”’ or “Trini-coction” short for Trinity concoction).
That 1+1+1=1, and 1 divided by 3=1 is mathematicide. In trying to explain Trinity Christians are trying to explain not only the inexplicable but trying to explain the non-existent; and in trying to solemnize Trinity they are trying to legitimize ‘blasphemy’ –(Qur’an 5:76). (See JESUS-TRINITY).
The pastor advises his flock on the “mysterious” Trinity: “Don’t get caught up in the Biblical language trying to accommodate a mystery to finite mind.”
Response: But according to his God, Jesus, there is no “mystery” in heaven; Jesus said in explanation as to why he spoke in parables: “Because it is given unto you (Jews) to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them (Gentiles) it is not given”–(Matt. 13:11; Mark 4:11). Of course this clarity in heaven as Jesus says is not for non-Jews, because he was sent only to Jews. Thus, whereas for two thousand years Gentile followers of Jesus are bridled in “darkness and misunderstanding” about the “mysteries” of heaven, Jews, cognizant of this clearness –for all their ‘stiffneckedness,’ ‘straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel,’ and even choosing death10– would have no feast on this Christians’ “camel”: in this fallacy and blasphemy of Trinity, Divine sonship, inherited sin and vicarious atonement.
An attempt by another source to show that Trinity is monotheism and not polytheism notes Genesis 1:26 where God said “Let US make man in our image,” arguing that if “us” meant that Father, Son and Holy Ghost were more than one being, God should have said let us make man in our “images” (plural) instead of “image” (singular).
Response: If man (which would leave woman out as she has different anatomy and physiology) is made in the physical “image” of God, God would be flesh and bones or, as God is Spirit, man should be spirit (unseen). Man is made to reflect the nature of God, as Allāh tells us–(Qur’an 3:82; 30:30), to be loving, merciful, forgiving, etc;–as the Prophet Mohammad exhorts us: imbue yourself with Divine Attributes. Like God referring to Himself as “We” in the Qur’an, God referring to Himself as “us” in the Bible is an expression of majesty. If this “us” is taken to mean God was calling on another (such as Jesus as Christians say), this would mean God was calling on a separate being which would make Godhead polytheistic. That “image” (singular) is no indication that Trinity is monotheistic is also gleaned from the fact that as flesh and blood cannot exist in heaven and as the Father and Holy Ghost are Spirit, the Son also would be Spirit –all would be Spirit as they are said to be one– thus it would be pointless for God to say let “us” make man in our “images” (plural) when all three of them would be of the same “image”(Spirit).
After the camouflages are peeled away Trinitarians are exposed for what they are: polytheists. Even if Trinity was like H2O, tango, and man this would not make it truth, as there is no such teaching by Jesus or any other prophet of God.
(I have had the odd Christian tell me that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor. I would invite them to the challenge that if you can prove that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor I will become a Christian on the spot no questions asked, no ifs ands or buts. But if you cannot prove that Mohammad was a fraud –and for sure you cannot prove that Mohammad was a fraud– then you will become a Muslim on the spot no questions asked, no ifs ands or buts. Put your dignity where your mouth is! So far I have had no takers. This invitation is open to any and to all Christians and to anyone and everyone else who claim that Mohammad was a fraud/impostor).
Whereas Jesus was a prophet of God (and was honorable as prophets of God are) as Allāh revealed in His Qur’an, according to the Bible Jesus was a hypocrite a liar and a fraud. See CHRISTIANITY-LIES, EVIL, HATE
8. The pastor claims Mohammad sinned, quoting Qur’an 40:55; 47:19; 48:1-2. (Though he did not give examples of these sins; nor could he as there is no sin to recount).
Response: The word “istaghfara is explained as meaning he sought of God covering or forgiveness or pardon.” Thus the word means not only to overlook a wrong committed, but also to guide us from committing a sin: and the latter is the significance in which the word is used in these verses. (M. Ali, comm. 2194).
Allāh says if we love Him we must follow Mohammad–(Qur’an 3:30), and Whoever obeys the Messenger obeys Allāh–(4:80): Allāh would not have man follow a sinner. The Prophet purified others of sin–(2:129, 151; 3:163; 9:103; 62:2). As prophets speak and act only according to Allāh’s command they could not have sinned–(21:27).
According to the Bible, Jesus sinned: loading swine with devils causing them to drown and owners to suffer loss of property–(Matt. 8:28-33. Mark 5:13); ordering the slaughter of even the “ox” and “ass” of the Hittites etc; so that Jews could occupy their lands–(Deut; 7:1-2. Josh 10:40; 12:6); and inspiring Samson to incinerate “three hundred foxes”–(Judg. 15:4).
The Christians’ God, Jesus, committed the sin of hypocrisy: he says leave the dead to bury the dead, but he resurrected Lazarus and the widow’s son–(Matt. 8:22; John 11:43-44; Luke 7:12-15); he says bless them that curse you, but he cursed a helpless fig tree; it is a sin to curse a thing that has no control over itself–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21); he says love your enemies and forgive seventy times seven, but he ordered his enemies be slain–(Matt. 5:44; 18:22; Luke 19:27); he says love your neighbor, but he labels people “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 22: 39; 7:6); he says honor parents, but he disowns his mother, which is not only hypocrisy but sin–(Matt. 19:19; 12:46-50.Mary could not have been guilty of neglecting God so that Jesus should dishonor her; Mary was chosen over all women because she was “highly favoured” by God, and “blessed”–(Luke 1:28); he says give the other cheek but commanded his followers to sell their garments and buy swords–(Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36); he says go another mile with your compeller, but he boots the bird-sellers and money-changers out of the temple–(Matt. 5:41; 21:12); he told his disciples he sends them “as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” but he took off for Ephraim when he found out the “wolves” were plotting to kill him (though he had power to lay down his life and take it up again)–(Matt. 10:16. John 11:53-54).
The Christians’ God, Jesus, also lied/deceived, telling his followers: “Go ye up unto this feast, for my time is not yet full come,” “But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret”–(John 7:8-10. Jesus could not have changed his mind. As “God,” he would be Omniscient and would know when he would be going).
Contrast this pastor’s “God” to Mohammad who was not only al-Amin –the truthful– he had no outside woman kissed his feet and dried them with her hair; took no intoxicant; used his resources to free slaves; preached and build a community in the day and spent half his night in worship of God; and preached clearly giving mercy and forgiveness equally to all. If anyone needed to be forgiven of sin it is not Mohammad.
9. The pastor notes, in having one wife “Adam was modeling God’s design” of “one man one woman” for a lifetime; whereas Mohammad had, and allows his followers, several wives.
Response: Strange the pastor’s God, Jesus, did not practice his own “design,” but had a woman not his wife “kissed his feet” and wiped them with her hair; and allowed his grandfather, Solomon –as he styles himself “root and offspring of David”–to have “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concu-bines” instead of restricting him to “one man one woman” for life–(1 Kings 11:3).Some might say the pastor’s “God” is hypo-critical; or at least selective.If man had followed this bachelorhood example of the pastor’s “God”/son of God man would now be with the dinosaurs. Extinct.
In his drive to discredit the Prophet, the pastor mentioned the Prophet’s marriage to ‘Aisha. (This topic, and the critics so-called “scandal” involving the Prophet and his wives, Hafsa and Mary, the Coptic, and Zainab and Zaid are dealt with in full in 'AISHA; HAFSA SCANDAL; ZAINAB SCANDAL).
It was not uncommon for nine-year-olds to be married–(Bokhari Vol. 3, ch. 18, heading of #832). As Muhammad Ali noted, ‘Aisha was at first engaged to Jubair; the Prophet delayed consummation “for five years on account of ‘Aishah’s age, which was only nine at the time of nikah”11. As he could not change a practice of society until he received revelation, by mar-rying ‘Aisha and deferring consummation Mohammad was endeavoring to rid society of pre-teen marriages by his practice. This marriage also had the benefit of effecting tribal unity, much like some of Solomon’s marriages: “To secure diplomatic and commercial treaties Solomon contracted marriage with various princesses”12.
If “9-year-old”13 can engage in prostitution why can’t she be wife? While casting aspersions on Mohammad, the pastor seems oblivious to the sexploits of the prophets he believes in: Lot committed incest with his daughters–(Gen. 19:30-38); David, Jesus’ grandfather, committed adultery with Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba (and Christians sing his praises devoutly, and in melodious tones)–(2 Sam. 11: 2-5); Abraham married his half sister, which is a “wicked thing”–(Gen. 20:2, 12; Lev. 20:17); Jacob dallied with his wives handmaids, Bilhah and Zilpah–(Gen. 30:1-13); Judah committed adultery with his daughter-in-law, Tamarr, (Judah is the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel and a grand-father of the Christians’ “God,” Jesus)–(Gen. 38:11-18); and Jesus, the pastor’s “God”/son of God behaved like a glutton and winebibber and had a woman kissed his feet and wiped them with her hair–(Matt. 11:19; Luke 7:37-38). What an example for “God”/son of God to set for his followers. “Is this the action of” God? “Sounds more like Satan.”(Prophets are sinless–Qur’an 3:160; 21:25-27). By all standards, it is dignified that a man have intimacy with his wife than to commit incest or adultery, and for “God”/son of God to have a non-wife kiss his feet and wipe them with her hair.
Though Mohammad had “fifteen wives,” he had no “concubines and those who serviced his sexual desires,” as the pastor claims.
Islam does NOT allow sex outside of marriage. Allāh says: “Go not near to fornication/adultery”–(Qur’an 17:32; 25:68). Going not near to fornication/adultery means to not even indulge in acts that lead to them –such as amoral speech and touching.
Qur’an 23:1-6 states: “Successful indeed are the believers, who are humble in their prayers…And who restrain their sexual passions–Except in the presence of their mates or those whom their right hands possess…” It is a mistake to believe that this verse sanctions concubinage with slave-girls. As Muhammad Ali points out that “slave-girls, when taken as wives, did not acquire the full status as a free wife, and hence they are spoken of dis-tinctly.” However, this verse is not about the man having sexual intercourse. As Muhammad Ali explained, “It may, however, be added that hifz al-farjin a wider sense means the covering of parts of the body which it is indecent to expose, and in this con-nection it must be borne in mind that according to Islamic rules of decency, the exposure of such parts of the body, as are generally exposed in ballrooms and theatres, is disallowed, but a certain degree of freedom is allowed to women in the presence of their husbands and female servants and to men in the presence of their wives and male servants.” Thus, the verse speaks about the man being in the presence of his wife and male servants, not in the presence of female servants.
That women slaves are to be taken as mates in marriages only is made clear in the next verses. In Qur’an 4:3 and 4:25 Allāh makes it clear that these “slave-girls” are to be married: “And marry not the idolatresses until they believe”–(Qur’an 2:221); “marry such women as seem good for you, two, or three, or four; but if you fear you will not do justice, then (marry) only one or that which your right hand possess”–(Qur’an 4:3); “And whoever among you cannot afford to marry free believing women, (let him marry) such as your believing maidens as your right hands possess”–(Qur’an 4:25); “And marry those among you who are single, and those who are fit among your males slaves and your female slaves”–(Qur’an 24:32).
And the Prophet Mohammad taught: “The man shall have a double reward who has a slave-girl and he trains her in the best manner and he gives her the best education, then he sets her free and marries her”–(Bokhari Vol. 4 # 655; & 3:720).
Again, Allāh says: “Surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil”–(Qur’an 29:45); and adultery, whether with slave-girls or with the free, is indecency. To enjoin decency and allow concubinage is a contradiction.
It would be a contradiction of the most glaring kind for Allah to enjoin chastity and decency, to instruct us to come not near to adultery/fornication and still sanction “concubinage.” And there are no contradictions in the Qur’an –(4:82).
Conversely, while Islam requires freeing of captives–(Qur’an 47:4), and Mohammad had no concubines, the Bible and Christian’s God, Jesus, commanded: “thou shalt smite every male thereof: But the women, and the little ones…shalt thou take unto thyself;”“Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves”–(Deut.20:12-17; Num. 31:17-18. This is another law of the Bible that the Qur’an abrogates –Qur’an 2:106). There must have been quite a haul of attractive women and budding girls “who serviced” the “sexual desires” of their Biblical captors. Solomon had “three hundred concubines;” his son, Rehoboam, had “three score concubines” (plus their 718 wives)–(1Kings 11:3; 2 Chr. 11:21. And Solomon is said to be ‘wise’). These two alone reduce Mohammad’s “fifteen wives” to a speck on the horizon. And Christians mouth off (and pen off) at Mohammad. (Whereas Christians crab at Mohammad, when it comes to the hundreds of wives and concubines of the prophet they belive in, and their sex-ploits, Christians become dumb and illiterate. Christians must know the days when they can libel Islam and go unchallenged went out with the pony express). (See ISLAM-CONCUBINAGE).
10. (As Christ came to uphold the Law–Matt. 5:17). If Jesus was lording America men would be able to marry their father’s daughter (commit incest?)–(Gen. 20:11-12; slavery will be revived–(Lev. 25:44); children will be punished for their parents “whoredoms”–(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23). (For a comparison between Christian rule and Islamic rule see JESUS OR MOHAMMAD-BEST SYSTEM; CHRISTIANITY-WOMEN).
The pastor notes Qur’an 5:33 that those who wage war against Allāh and His Messenger and strive to make mischief in the land: “they should be murdered or crucified, or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides, or they should be im-prisoned.”
Response: This is precisely what the pastor’s God, Jesus, ordered: “those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them bring hither, and slay them before me”–(Luke 19:27. These enemies would not necessarily be criminals but may merely dislike him).
This is what the pastor’s God, Jesus, decreed in the Old Testament: “And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it; And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself”–(Deut.20:12-14).
The pastor’s God, Jesus, sanctions slaughter of even the “young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass” to have his “favored” sons occupy the lands of others–(Deut. 7:1-2. Josh. 10:40; 12:6). The pastor’s God, Jesus, sanc-tions enslaving heathen neighbors; relegates woman to a life of servility and her daughters into bondage–(Lev. 25:44; Ex. 21:7). The Christians’ God, Jesus, says, “if two men are fighting and the wife of one tries to grab the secrets (read testicles) of his husband’s opponent, “Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her”–(Deut. 25:11-12).
Clearly, the God that is evil could not be the God of Muslims that execute criminals only. It is the Christians’ God, Jesus, who massacres the inno-cent and animals, enslaves “heathen,” bondages woman and daughters to servility that is the evil “God.”
Every President would endeavor to bring to magistracy those who make or strive to make mischief in his country. We have America, Canada, Britain, Australia and Italy to name a few who are –outside of their own country– in Iraq and Afghanistan even trying to put an end to the nationals of those countries whom they perceived as mischief-makers. These “insurgents” as they are dubbed –some of whom are only “suspects”– are killed, “tortured,” or imprisoned. America has nearly the entire world banding behind her chasing after those who made “mischief” –destroyed the World Trade Centres.
Mohammad forgave his rabid enemies of twenty-three years; prayed for his dead enemy; and would have prayed “seventy-times seven” if it would have brought him forgiveness–(Qur’an 18:6; 9:84; 113-114; Bokhari Vol. 6; #194, 197). Though Mohammad’s enemies sought to kill him, persecuted, exiled, pursued, and warred against him, yet they could find no lie in him; so much so that they honored him as al-Amin –the Truthful. Contrast this to the pastor’s God, Jesus, who lied/deceived/was hypocritical. “Ridiculous what we’re doing,” as the pastor says, “comparing” Jesus and Christianity to Mohammad and Islam.
Reviling this verse (Qur’an 5:33) as barbaric, the pastor noted Jesus was “mocked and ridiculed, beaten and scorned” “yet he opened not his mouth”
Response: Though Jesus was not so “lambish” against the bird-sellers and moneychangers’ and in lambasting Jews as ‘evil and adulterous,’ etc). Every wise person knows giving lip to your captor increases his ire and intensifies your suffering. Jesus’ silence was more prudence than patience. He was probably hoping his dictum to ‘agree with your adversary’ would save him from the “stake.”
11. The pastor asserts that Islam spread mostly through “military conquest” whereas Jesus said to teach with “love and deeds of kindness” (seemingly implying that Christianity spread through love and preaching. As if Islam does not teach “love and deeds of kindness”).
Response: Let the pastor show his “God’s” and Gospels’ examples of “love and deeds of kindness” to equal those of Islam/Mohammad). As noted in JIHAD, the Prophet took up the sword to end persecution.
That Christianity spread by love and preaching, tell this to the natives of the Americas and to the Jews and Muslims of Jerusalem and Muslim Spain; and victims of the Inquisitions. As its history shows, but for its assimilation of pagan doctrines and “sword” Christianity would have died in its infancy: Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din (after noting similarities between Jesus and Mithra) points out that while “no traces of Mithraism are left in the world, although it was so powerful in the third century A. D. that, had it not been suppressed in Rome and Alexandria by the Christians with physical force, as has been admitted by St. Jerome, it would have left no chance for the flourishing of Christianity; and that it died only when most of its legends became incorporated in the simple faith of Jesus, and the Church lore fully saturated with Mithraic colours.”14 M. H. Haykal notes: “From the dawn of Christianity until today every country of the world has been soaked with blood in the name of Jesus Christ”–(The Life of Muhammad, p. 213).
That Christianity spread by love and preaching is as much a myth as Jesus is God, son of God, Trinity, and vicarious atoner. The Church has always been an enemy to knowledge and to the “Other.” In her zeal to force the “body” and mythical blood of Jesus into the stomachs of the “heathens” Christianity has never turned the “other cheek” but has readily wielded the blade. Jesus himself advocated use of the blade against those opposed (though not militant) to his rule. Christianity was not only conceived on blood (of the crucified Christ), its survival and growth nourished on blood.
“THEY (Muhummed’s critics) SEE FIRE INSTEAD OF LIGHT, UGLINESS INSTEAD OF GOOD. THEY DISTORT AND PRESENT EVERY GOOD QUALITY AS A GREAT VICE. IT REFLECTS THEIR OWN DEPRAVITY…THE CRITICS ARE BLIND. THEY CANNOT SEE THAT THE ONLY ‘SWORD’ MUHAMMAD WIELDED WAS THE SWORD OF MERCY, COMPASSION, FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVENESS –THE SWORD THAT CONQUERS ENEMIES AND PURIFIES THEIR HEARTS. HIS SWORD WAS SHARPER THAN THE SWORD OF STEEL.” 15
12. To project Islam as violent the pastor quotes Qur’an 9:5: “So when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush. But if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor rate, leave their way free. Surely Allāh is Forgiving, Merciful.”
Response: You also would do this if you were persecuted, a target of the assassin, forced to flee, pursued, forced into war, the enemy repeatedly broke his peace treaty, and is bent on annihilating you. This is what the pastor’s God, Jesus, command-ed against the kings to occupy their lands–wholesale slaughter of them.
Unlike the God of the Qur’an which allows fighting only in self-defense; the pastor’s God, Jesus, of the Bible, commanded Moses: “When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it…thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them;”–(Deut. 7:1-2. See Josh. 12:1-6).
Bearing in mind, unlike Mohammad, Joshua was not persecuted, threatened by the assassin, forced into exile, and pursued. The Christians’ God, Jesus, commanded Joshua: “And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the Lord your God hath delivered them into your hand;” “and Joshua called for all the men of Israel…Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings… And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees.” “So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord God of Israel commanded…And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel;” “And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword”–(Joshua 10:19, 24, 26, 40-42; 6:21. Read Joshua chs. 10-12; Numbers 21:24, 35; 31:17-18; Deut. 20:16-17; 1 Sam. 15:2-3, for slaughters by Joshua, Moses, and Saul).
This is what America is doing in Iraq: weeding out the “enemy” and using whatever methods are necessary. This is what Jews –who are occupying Palestinians’ homes, lands, and country– are doing: weeding out the “enemy,” and using whatever methods are necessary. Canada, which was not attacked by anyone, is in Afghanistan to weed out the “enemy” and using whatever methods are necessary.
Mohammad who was no transgressor, occupier, usurper, persecutor, nor exploiter had all justification for weeding out the “enemy.” In fact, compared to the demonstrated intentions to annihilate Mohammad, in reaction to 9/11 hundreds if not thou-sands of Muslims have been held in detention; and, as trend exists, Muslims face convictions without ever seeing or knowing the evidence against them. This is justice? And to know Islam is criticized (?)
However, this verse (Qur’an 9:5) the pastor quotes does not mean that all idolaters are to be killed. As Muhammad Ali notes:
“The clear exception of the last verse (9:4) shows that by the idolaters here are meant, not all idolaters or polytheists wherever they may be found in the world, not even all idolaters of Arabia, but only those idolatrous tribes of Arabia assembled at the pilgrimage who had at first made agree-ments with the Muslims and then violated them. The exception here has given rise to much misconception. It is thought that it offers to the disbelievers the alternative of the sword or the Qur’an. Nothing is farther from the truth. The injunction contained in the first part of the verse establishes the fact that the whole verse relates to certain idolatrous Arab tribes who had broken their engagements with the Muslims, and who had now been apprised of a similar repudiation by the Muslims. The order to kill them and to make them prisoners and to besiege them and ambush them amounts clearly to an order to fight against them, as it is in war only that all these things are made lawful. They had so often broken their word that they could no more be trusted. Yet if they joined the brotherhood of Islam, and there was an absolute change in their condition, the punishment which they otherwise deserved could be remitted. It was a case of forgiving a guilty people who had repented. It should also be noted that a mere confession of the faith is not required; what is required is an absolute change, so that the old crimes are all abandoned. Therefore along with the confession of the faith, it is required that they should keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate (as this would indicate the sincerity of their confession of faith). The subject is further clarified in the next verse and the following section.” (And the next verse says): “And if anyone of the idolaters seek thy protection, protect him till he hears the word of Allah, then convey him to his place of safety. This is because they are a people who know not” (9:6). “This verse leaves no doubt that the Prophet was never ordered to kill anyone on account of his religion. “You shall give him a safe conduct that he may return home again securely in case he shall not think fit to embrace Muhammadanism”(Sale).”(Comm.1033-1035).
Islam allows fighting in self-defense and on behalf of the oppressed–(Qur’an 2:190; 22:39-40; 4:75).
Conversely, it is the Bible and Christianity that enjoins evil. Jesus regarded non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 7:6); he says: “He that is not with me is against me” (sounds familiar today?)–(Matt. 12:30). Here we have people, who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are denigrated because of their nationality, of which they had no choosing. Jesus excludes them from his circle as being “dogs” and “swine,” then he expects them to be with him; and when they are not with him, not by choice but by rejection, they are further castigated as being “against” him –they are forced to be against him and are then charged as being “against” him. That a person “is not” with Jesus does not necessarily mean that person is “against” him. There are perhaps millions –atheists, for example– who do not believe in Jesus as a man from God, yet they are not against him (in that they would ridicule him).
The pastor’s “God,” Jesus, while having the power to lay down his life and take it up again and preaching forgiveness seventy times seven and to turn the other cheek, yet commanded that his enemies be brought and slain (which conception may have given birth to the murderous Crusades–(Luke 19:27. And he had not even one shred of military power. Imagine the carnage if this “God”/son of God had worldly power). If Jesus’ views were to be implemented, Jews and atheists who do not believe in him would be considered as being “against” him and thus, his “enemies,” and be slain. Adding Muslims (who do not believe in him as being "Divine") to this bizarre list more than half the world would be slaughtered.
Jesus, “rising himself from the dead to prove he is God with power over life and death itself,” as the pastor trumpets, has done so in vain; and is a miserable failure. His people, Jews, whom he tried to impress and reform, do not accept him, not even as prophet much less as God. Many who claim to be his followers reject him as “God.”
The pastor says, “Mohammad himself actually oversaw the slaughter of hundreds of his enemies.”
Response: Regarding the execution of the Jews of the Bani Quraiza, they were not ‘murdered’ nor were they “innocent;” they were executed for treachery. This judgment to execute was given by “Sa’d ibn Mu’adh” whom the Jews had chosen to arbitrate between them and Mohammad. The sentence was carried out in accordance with the Jewish law which says: “And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war with thee, then thou shalt besiege it; And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself…” –(Deut. 20:12-14). (See MOHAMMAD JEWS & RAIDING PARTIES).
The pastor notes the Prophet as saying, “there should be no two faiths in Arabia.”
Response: That “there should be no two faiths” (in Palestine) is what Jesus intended when he ordered that his enemies be brought and slain–(Luke 19:27).
Unlike the pastor’s “God,” Mohammad did not call for the slaughter of his enemies. The Jews had proven themselves treacherous. They had strong economic power and fortifications. That they would align themselves against the Prophet in the future was a real threat. The Prophet was also alert that “the lords of Christendom who dominated the world through Byzantium might be stirred to attack in resentment against those who had brought Christianity to an end in Najran and other places in Arabia.”16 With Jewish and Christian alliance the Muslims would be crushed. Thus, there was only one way to have peace in Arabia, remove this imminent threat. That “there should be no two faiths in Arabia” only means that there is to be only “one” power. Jews were allowed to remain and practice their religion.
No ruler would tolerate threats on its soil. This is what America and Britain are doing in Iraq (as they say) remove the power of Saddam Hussein to implement democracy. This is what Canada is doing in Afghanistan (as she says) eradicating the Talibans to implement democracy. And Saddam and the Talibans were not even in America, Britain and Canada; nor were they treasonous/guilty of aggression against these States; nor imminent threats to these States; as Jews were in all three categories in Arabia.
Regarding Christians in Muslim lands, T. W. Arnold in his book The Preaching of Islam has noted what may very well be a timeless observation: “Many of the persecutions of the Christians in Muslim countries can be traced either to distrust of their loyalty, excited by the intrigues and interference of Christian foreigners and the enemies of Islam, or to the bad feeling stirred up by the treacherous or brutal behaviour of the latter towards the Musalmans (Muslims).”(p. 77).
Again, to project Islam as “evil,” the pastor quotes the Prophet writing to the leaders of Persia and Rome to: “prepare; submit or suffer the consequences.”
Response: Persia and Rome were determined to crush the fledgling Islamic State. The Prophet, ever dedicated to peace, invited these rulers to “submit” that Muslims have the right to practice or “suffer the consequences” of war. Islam is the ultimate in peace and tolerance: Muslims are required to make peace even in the face of possible deception by the enemies–(Qur’an 8:61-62; 4:90).
The pastor notes the Prophet prayed to Allāh to “perish the Jews and the Christians.” (The pastor seems to forget his God ‘perished’ the Egyptians, Philistines, and the several “ites” kingdoms for Moses, Joshua, and David).
Response: As noted, Jews and Christians were trying to “perish” the Prophet. So virulent were Jews and Christians that “No kindness or generosity, however, on the part of the Prophet would satisfy the Jews, nothing could conciliate the bitter feelings with which they were animated; they soon broke off and ranged themselves of the side of the enemies of Islam. The Christians also declared they preferred idolatry with all its attendant evils to the creed of Muhammad.”17 Mohammad had all rights to pray to Allāh to “perish the Jews and the Christians.” Most certainly you will try to “perish” one who was trying to “perish” you.
This is what America is doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, “perish” the “enemy” before the “enemy” perishes her. This is what America and Britain are doing in their countries, “perish” the “enemies”–rounding them up–before the “enemies” “perish” them. This is what Jews are doing in Palestine (and Lebanon), “perish” the “enemies” before the “enemies” “perish” them. This is what God commanded the Biblical Fathers to “perish” the enemy before the enemy ‘perishes’ them. This is what the pastor’s God/son of God, Jesus, commanded, “perish” the enemy before the enemy perishes him–(Luke 19:27).
Mohammad was no occupier, usurper, oppressor, transgressor, exploiter, or instigator. The Sword of Islam is the glorious sword of liberty, justice, and truth.
Christians have aided (and continue to aid) Jews to “perish” Palestinians. Perhaps the pastor also aids to perish Palestinians.
(Many Christians are engaged in humanitarian projects worldwide such as providing emergency relief and saving children in Africa. Perhaps many of these Christians are also supporting the occupation and usurpation of Palestine and the slaughter of Palestinians men women and children; and they expect to sit with Jesus in heaven. Perhaps these are some of those who Jesus spoke of when he declared: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity”–Matt. 7:22-23. Which warning mirrors that of God’s to: “Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous–Ex. 23:7-8. Also Deut. 16: 18-19).
On “violence.” Another Biblical gem, on Samarians: “they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up”–(Hosea 13:16).
Rather than harp on non-existing paganism in Islam and phantom violence in the Qur’an, pastor Mac Donald must wail over the rank paganism in Christianity and the sordid “violence” in the Bible.
13. The pastor claims “God wrote” the Bible, whereas the Qur’an was not compiled till after the Prophet’s death.
Response: As noted, the Qur’an was memorized and written down during the life of the Prophet. The reason the Qur’an was not assembled in book form while the Prophet was alive is that a revelation from God could have come at any moment. This would have necessitated inserting material in an already assembled book. Not a wise or convenient plan.
If “God wrote” the Bible, the pastor’s God is not Omniscient, having given his followers a Bible of “monumental errors;” whereas the “impostor” and desert-dweller, Mohammad, made unerring scientific pronouncements and has given to the world the Qur’an that is superior to the Bible in all facets of life –social, moral, spiritual, and intellectual.
The pastor’s God also has poor knowledge, not knowing Elijah and Enoch went up to heaven–(John 3:13; 2 Kings 2:1,11; Heb. 11:5); and that man –Jacob, Moses, the Patriarchs and Isaiah– has seen God–(John 5:37; 1John 4:12; Gen. 32:24-30; Ex. 24:9-11; Isa. 6:1-5). The pastor’s God also has poor memory, forgetting he “translated” Enoch. Even without evidence of human finger in the Bible, it is doubtful one would entertain that “God wrote” Ezekiel ch. 23 and many chapters of Hosea replete with “whoredoms;” two daughters having “their breasts pressed” and having “bruised the teats of their virginity”–(Ezek; 23:3); and that God would tell his prophet to make cakes with "dung that cometh out of man"-(Ezekiel 4:9-15).
To propound the non-existing authenticity of the Bible, the pastor says: “God, in giving the Scriptures, did not violate the personalities of the writers but wrote through them.” (????)
Response: Does God “violate” anyone or anything? How does God “violate”? Such is the “verbal acrobatics” employed by the shepherd to keep the sheep swooning in spiritual hallucination.
Robbie Zachariah (on the same audiotape) says: (except Christianity) “All the systems of the world I looked at cannot really do that for me”–(they cannot give the) “expulsive power of expelling sin from within me.”
Response: (As if we are to be impressed). Though “all the systems of the world” give this “expulsive power of expelling sin from within” to the billions of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, etc. And, on the physical plane, even atheists can have the “expulsive power of expelling sin from within”: all that is needed is to bring love and justice within one’s self.
14. Referring to “abrogation” in the Qur’an (though no example of abrogation is given) the pastor says Allāh “acts capriciously”: He keeps changing his mind.
Response: There is no abrogation in the Qur’an. The Prophet who is the foremost expounder of the Qur’an made no such pronouncement. There is no discrepancy in the Qur’an; its verses are consistent –(Qur’an 4:82; 39:23). Allāh, as the Prophet taught, created man because He loved to be known. To make us aware of His Presence, Allāh raised prophets among all peoples, with the one common message: There is no God but Allāh; He alone is to be worshipped. Allāh gave each people rites and ceremonies, and instructions for their social, moral, and spiritual upliftment according to their prevailing conditions; much like children may have different set of rules –one may be subject to curfew, or may be prohibited from a thing for his own benefit, etc;– according to their disposition– (Qur’an 22:34, 67). With the advent of His last and final Prophet, Mohammad, Allāh, God, has given to man a set of laws that is applicable for all time. Thus, some previous laws are “abrogated;” those that are suitable for all time are incorporated in the Qur’an–(98:2-3). Abrogation –Qur’an 2:106; 16:101– refers to the Bible.
Muhammad Ali exposes “the hopeless disagreement of the upholders of this view” (of abrogation in the Qur’an); that whereas “some accept that no more than five verses to be abrogated, others carry the number to hundreds;” “when a commentator could not reconcile one verse with another, he held the verse to be abrogated by the other, but another who, giving deeper thought was able to effect a reconciliation between the two, rejected abrogation. This seems to be the basis on which the theory of abrogation of Qur’anic verses rests, and this basis is demolished by the Holy Qur’an when it says: “Do they not then meditate on the Qur’an? And if it were from any other than Allāh, they would have found in it many a discrepancy” (4:82). There are no discrepancies in the Qur’an, and it is want of meditation on it that is responsible for the theory of abrogation.” Allāh speaking about abrogation and changing of messages refers to past Scriptures. (For Biblical laws abrogated by the Qur’an, see ISLAM-STONING).
That earlier Makkan “tolerance” was abrogated by later Madinan “intolerance” is baseless. A nation that is perceived as evil is first requested by the UN to change its policy on its own. Failing to comply, the nation is subjected to the second step of sanctions. And followed, if need be, by the third stage of military action against it. The Makkans not only rejected Prophet Mohammad’s “compassion” but pursued him to Madinah to annihilate him. Hence, they entered the second phase of their war against peace –to be threatened with punishment. Yet, they were heedless. Therefore, the third phase –that of force– became necessary. Makkan “compassion” did not change to Madinan “retribution”: the method of approach changed to suit the prevailing need. The Qur’anic message is both “compassion” and “retribution” –compassion to those who refrain from transgression and retribution against transgressors. Parent’s have both “softness” and “hardness” of hearts: exercising one or the other depending upon the child’s behavior, whether the child is obedient or delinquent; one does not abrogate the other.
There is abrogation in the Bible. It is the pastor’s God, Jesus, who “acts capriciously,” keeps changing his mind: -not to kill vs. Christians belief that Jesus was sent to be killed–(Ex. 20:13):
-not to bear false witness vs. agree with your adversary (which would include bearing false witness)–(Ex. 20:16; Matt. 5:25);
-not to commit adultery, adulterers to be killed vs. who is without sin cast the first stone–(Ex. 20:14; Lev. 20:10-12; John 8:7; Jesus is said to be the only one without sin);
-an eye for eye vs. turn the other cheek–(Deut; 19:21. Matt. 5:38);
-sell coat and buy sword vs. who takes up the sword shall perish by the sword–(Luke 22: 36; Matt: 26:52);
-forgive enemies vs. bring enemies and slay–(Matt. 6:14; 18:22; Luke 19:27);
-everyone dies for his own sin vs. Christ died for the sins of everyone as Christians say–(Gal. 6:4-7; 2 Chr. 25:4. Rom. 14:12; Deut; 24:16; Ezek; 18:20);
-love enemies vs. empowering Joshua (and Moses) to slaughter–(Matt. 5:44; Josh. 6:21);
-bless them that curse you vs. cursing a blameless tree–(Matt. 5:44; 21:18-19; Mark 11:20);
-follow law vs. law is a curse–(Ex. 20:1-17; Matt. 5:17; 19:17-19; 23:2-3; Gal. 2:16; 5:2-4);
-preach only to Jews vs. preach to all nations–(Matt.7:6; 10:5-6; 15:24-26. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9. Matt. 28:19-20. Mark 16:15).
15. The pastor cites the usual similarities between Moses and Jesus to prove that Jesus was the prophet like Moses foretold in the Book of Deuteronomy 18:15, 18. That this prophecy is fulfilled by the Prophet Mohammad and not by Jesus see JESUS-LIKE MOSES.
16. The pastor says whereas Christians know God Muslims do not know God.
Response: There is no mediator between man and God in Islam–(Qur’an. 2:255; 10:3, 106; 32:4). The Qur’an teems with verses as to Who Allāh is, from verse one. On a personal level Allāh is nearer to us than our life-vein–(50:16); His are the most beautiful names on which to call–(59: 24). His mercy encompasses all things–(7: 156); He is ever present with us, all we need do is turn to Him–(4:27); He is near to us and answers our prayer (sometimes His answer may be ‘no,’ meaning, we do not get what we ask for)–(2:186; 40:60). Of all devotees Muslims have the closest relationship with God: “Allah is the Friend of the dutiful”–(45:19; 6: 127); and, “remember Me, I will remember you”–(2:152); clearly, one who is friend and one who remembers and is remembered in turn could not be said to not know one another. Muslims know who God is and in the Hereafter will meet God, Allāh–(33:44; 36:55-58).
Conversely, that Christians know God is a colossal crock. Whereas Muslims know who Jesus is –a messenger of Allāh, God, sent to the Children of Israel (Qur’an 3:48; 43:59; 61:6. Matt. 10:5-6; 15: 24; 19:28. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9)– and who God, Allāh, is –Lord of the worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful; the One and Only; the Eternal; Absolute; Who begets not; nor is begotten; of Whom there is none like unto Him; the God Who is the most Loving, Merciful, Compassionate, and Forgiving; Who forgives sins without the need for human blood sacrifice as “satisfaction;” Who invites us to forgive us our sins; Who does not incarnate–(Qur’an 1:1-2; 112:1-4; 6:12, 54; 7:156; 39:53; 14:10; 42:51); on the contrary, after two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the cave of darkness as to who God is and as to who Jesus is.
Christians do not know whether Jesus is God, son of God, one in a Trinity, or prophet of God –whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, Jehovah’s Witnesses say he is only son of God. Whose belief is right?
Christians do not even know what their God’s, Jesus’, mission was, whether he died for inherited sin or for committed sin –whereas some say Christ died for inherited sin, Mormons say he died for committed sin. Whose belief is true?
Christians do not know whether Jesus was real or not –whereas some believe Jesus was killed, buried, and raised, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”19
Christians do not know whether Jesus is God, son of God or prophet of God –claiming that Jesus was the prophet like Moses–(Deut. 18:15, 18-19. See JESUS-LIKE MOSES).
Christians are also divided as to whether Jesus’ birth was “virginal” or “mechanical.” And “virgin birth” is the main cardinal doctrine on which the monument of Christianity stands; without this fulcrum of “virgin birth” there is no vicarious atonement and the entire pagan edifice collapses into a pile of rubbish:
“Martin Luther (1483-1546), writing in the sixteenth century, conceded that “We Christians seem fools to the world for believing that Mary was the true mother of this child, and nevertheless a pure virgin. For this is not only against all reason, but also against the creation of God, who said to Adam and Eve, ‘Be fruitful and multiply.’””20 As noted, “Virgin” in Isaiah 7:14 has been “excised” from English Bibles –the correct term being “young woman,” thus, Jesus was not necessarily of “Virgin” birth. The Bible shows there was no “Virgin” birth. (See JESUS-NO VIRGIN BIRTH). Paul, whom Chrsitians follow, taught that jesus had a human father (See JESUS-SON OF GOD).
Christians do not even know God’s name –Jehovah is not a scriptural name of God. (See CHRISTIANS & JEHOVAH; JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES).
To restate: After two thousand years since Jesus’ arrival and departure, Christians are still groping in the cave of “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is. The Gospel of John 1:18 (and 1 John 4:12) says, “No man hath seen God at any time,” but according to Christians man has not only seen God but has seen Him naked; even circumcised Him. No wonder Christians are exhorted to “press on to know the Lord.” Only those who do not know God would be urged to “press on to know” God. (Come to Islam –Truth– you will know God. And you will know Jesus).
17. On Muslims esteem of Jesus as prophet; the pastor says, “either he is who he said he is (i.e. God) or he is a liar.”
Response: Thus, accoprding to the pastor, Christians who reject Jesus as God are calling Jesus a “liar.”
This Christians’ “God” was so disappointed and despondent at his lack of fore-knowledge that fig was not in season and so frustrated at his powerlessness to produce fruit he cursed the helpless and blameless tree –Mark 11:12-14, 20-21).
Jesus made it clear he is not God when he rebuked the man who addressed him as “Good Master,” that “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is GOD.” But, as Muhammad Ali exposes in his book The Religion of Islam: “Commenting on the well-known confession of Christ, “Why callest thou me good, (Mk. 10:18) Dummelow says that in the Revised Version of Matthew, Christ’s reply is, “Why askest thou me concerning that which is good”; and adds: “The author of Matthew ….altered the text slightly, to prevent the reader from supposing that Christ denied that He was good.” (Even their forgery is clumsy: who better is there to “ask” or to tell, “what is good” than God or the son of God). Such is Christian’s artistry; they play poker with their “Word of God;” they lie on God, they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil. See BIBLE-CORRUPT & OBSOLETE).
Jesus is not God or “liar” –Christians lie on God that God incarnated Himself as Jesus; that God gives everyone to Judgment Day Adam’s sin then loads everyone’s sins on Jesus’ head and ascribed the murder of Jesus to Him, and forged His Book and say it is God’s Word; Christians lie on Jesus by making forgeries in the Bible and feeding them into Jesus’ mouth, which is also a "lie" on God as Christians say the Bible is the Word of God; Christians blame the Devil by saying that the Devil pre-empted the prophets by having the pagans copied Jesus’ life and mission centuries before Jesus’ birth.
Jesus did not claim to be God. Muslims are honoring Jesus for who he said he was: a prophet of Allāh sent to the Israelites–(Qur’an 3:48; 43:59; 61:6. Matt. 10:5-6; 15:24; 18:11; 19:28. Luke 19:10; 22:28-30; John 17:9. See JESUS-ONLY FOR JEWS).
If Jesus is God because “All power” is given to him and he was “worshipped” (though he told the devil only God is to be worshipped and served: he did not say “I” am to be worshipped and served–Matt. 4:10) by the two Mary’s and by his eleven disciples though “some doubted”–(Matt. 28:18, 9, 17); then Pharaoh, and the idols and items of nature worshipped in olden times by the tens of thousands of pagans –if not millions through the ages, as compared to the few who worshipped Jesus– Pharaoh and these idols and items, according to Christian logic, must also be “Gods.” And these idols and items were not given any “power” yet they drew such lofty honor as to be worshipped. Since “All power” was given to Jesus, “All power” can be taken from him. And if Jesus is God, who gave him “All power” –God gave himself “All power”?
This Christian’s “God” must have fickle-minded worshippers that “some doubted” him and “all forsook him and fled”–(Mark 14:50). Contrasted to Mohammad who was not God or son of God or one in a Trinity, yet his followers instead of ‘doubting’ or ‘forsaking’ him and ‘fleeing’ they shielded his person with their own on the battlefield; and to this day in his absence have not ‘forsaken’ him; and even though they are so far removed from his person –fifteen hundred years removed– are ever ready, at a puff of ill wind against him, to drop their lives for him. No other figure in history has elicited such love and devotion as Mohammad has.
The pastor gave a new spin on the terms “first-born” of God and “begotten son” of God, as meaning “one in a position of prominence.”
Response: In other words “first-born” and “begotten son” of God are metaphorical expressions. Quite a feat for a metaphorical son of God to die for literal sins. Just like Jesus’ disciple’s metaphorical sword cutting off the soldier’s physical ear: “And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear”–(Luke 22:49-51). Christians claim this sword of Jesus’ disciple that lopped off the soldier’s “ear” (and which ear Jesus healed) was a “metaphorical” sword. Such is Christian reasoning.
There was a legion of sons of God before Jesus –Balder, Bacchus, etc– of whom the most notable was Mithra.22 Christian apologist Justin Martyr blamed the Devil for the many sons of God preceding Jesus –the Devil having overheard about the coming of Jesus “he set the heathen poets to bring forward a great many who should be called the sons of Jove.”23 If this is how easy it is for the Devil to “shanghai” the Christian God’s purpose, the Devil must be doing the “tango” 24 throwing “a” voice around, giving visions of the non-existent “Virgin,” and having Christians speak in yet to be identified “tongues.” (Did the Devil also “set the heathen poets” to copy the Passion Play so that Jesus’ Passion Play should mimic the Passion Play of Baal? See JESUS-PAGAN PASSION PLAY).
Regarding the pastor’s spin that “begotten” son means “one in a position of prominence.” As noted, “begotten” is expunged from English Bibles (some prominence!). Jehovah’s Witnesses wrote: “Jesus was called God’s “only-begotten Son” because Jehovah created him directly”25 (Never mind the pricking questions: where did God say this to JW, and how did God transport this seed into Mary for her to “conceive”–Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:31?) “Begotten” –from the word “begat” Matt. 1:1-16, listing the generations of Jesus– means “sire” (“procreate”) not ‘create directly.’ “Conception” requires the union of sperm and ovum. Jesus was not the “only begotten Son.” David also is “begotten son” of God. Jesus was not the only one created “directly” by God; Adam was created “directly” by God; Melchisedec was created “directly” by God. In this respect of creation, Melchisedec is even greater than Jesus; Melchisedec had neither mother nor father nor beginning nor end–(Heb. 7:1-3).
If Jesus is son of God because “Jehovah created him directly,” animals cloned –“created directly”– by scientists must be of “Virgin” births, and thus, sons and daughters of the scientists (?). If Jesus is “only begotten son” because “Jehovah created him directly” why and how is David termed “begotten son” of God–(Ps 2:7)? God must have created David directly also; but David was already an adult when he became God’s “begotten son.”
Rather than follow the Divine light –there is no God but Allāh, Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh; and Jesus was only a messenger of Allāh sent to the Jews– Christians prefer to remain shrouded in “darkness and misunderstanding” and to concoct one crock to prop up the other crock –dreaming up one story after the other to explain the inexplicable and “God-dishonouring” Trinity and to legitimize Divine sonship of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement.
As stated, Christians lie on God; they lie on Jesus; they blame the Devil. (See CHRISTIANITY-LIES, EVIL, HATE; CHRISTIANITY-A FAKE).
18. Unlike Christians, “(Muslims) very definitely do not believe in nor do they worship the God of Abraham,” the pastor said.
Response: That Allāh is not the same God as that of Christians, in one respect this is an accurate view. Allāh is the God Who was not in the womb and came out the vagina; Allāh is the God Who does not need “some satisfaction” to forgive sins; Allāh is the God Who does not use a scapegoat (Jesus) to give sinners a free ride into Paradise. The Christian’s God is not only incomparable to the Merciful God of Muslims, the Christian’s God is even mercy-less than the Hindu God. Whereas the God of karma and reincarnation gives one exactly what his deeds merit: ‘an equal and opposite reaction;’ the God of inherited sin and vicarious atonement is doubly unjust: loading the sin of one man (Adam) onto the backs of all men (even onto the still-born) then shifting the sins of all men onto the head of one innocent and sinless man (Jesus). A devilish, despicable scheme.
That Allāh is the same God of the Bible, ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Rev. David Benjamin Keldani) explains in his Muhammad In The Bible: “If the Christian priests and theologians knew their Scriptures in the original Hebrew instead of in translations as the Muslims read their Qur-an in its Arabic text, they would clearly see that Allāh is the same ancient Semitic name of the Supreme Being who revealed and spoke to Adam and all the prophets” (pp. 12-13). The Qur’an speaks of hundreds of prophets –seeing that Allāh raised up prophets among all peoples (4:164; 10:47; 16:36)– though only a few are named.
As Christians believe Jesus is God, it is Christians that do not worship the God of Abraham. Christians and Jews use the same Old Testament. If Allāh is a different God from that of Christians because Muslims do not accept Jesus as God or son of God, Christians may as well throw their Bibles into the fire, because Jews not only reject Jesus as God, son of God, and prophet of God but regard him as “bastard,” and regard his mother, Mary –the Christian’s Mother of God– as “adulteress.” (Notably, the Prophet Mohammad repudiated these “Jewish calumnies”).
19. The pastor comments on the Muslims’ article of Faith, the Shahadah –I testify there is no God but Allāh, I testify Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh
Response: This Shahadah initiates one into Islam, and is also recited into ears of the new-born. One who takes this Shahadah is professing the belief that Allāh is One and Only; the Eternal, Absolute; on Whom all depend; He begets not; nor is begotten; there is none like Him; He incarnates not; has no “chosen people” to the exclusion of others; and needs no “satisfaction” to forgive sins; and the belief in all His Angels, Revealed Books, and Prophets; the Resurrection, Judgment; and Heaven and Hell.
Contrast this Muslims’ initiation rite declaring the Majesty, Magnificence, and unparalleled Glory of Allāh (which the new born hears, that the only being greater than himself/herself is Allāh), contrast this to the Christians’ initiating rite of sprinkling water on the new-born (or dunking the grown) accompanied by the farcical phrase – there is no documentation of any praise uttered by John the Baptist or Jesus– ‘In the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit;’ which statement is a ‘forgery’ –the verses of Matthew and Mark where Jesus is alleged to have told his followers to preach the Gospel to the world and baptize people ‘in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,’ Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din exposes:
“The concluding eleven verses of St. Mark-(16:9-20)-and the well-known verse of St. Matthew-(28:19), speaking of the Son and the Father and the Holy Ghost, are forgeries, an admitted addition to the ancient MSS (manuscripts). The fact was discovered by the first translator of the Bible into English and they made a marginal note in their version of the Bible which continued for some time. But we do not find the said note in any of the copies now published by the said society (“Foreign Mission Society”). Is it fair and honest to keep others in darkness as to the true value of the contents of the Bible?…Throughout his life the Gentiles and others did not concern him: they were the swine. Then came the make-believe Resurrection, and they say the Master changed his mind as to his mission and ordered it to be carried to the four corners of the world (indicating that he was unsure of his mission), but this all depends upon the questionable verses of St. Mark, and hence their retention in the Bible. St. Matthew is no authority on this point. The word “nations” there is a mistranslation and a wrong substitute for “the tribes”–the rest of the Jewish tribes scattered all over the world.” (Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, pp. 31-32. Highlight added).(See JESUS-ONLY FOR JEWS).
The pastor says Muslims have “several books that they value, contrasted with the followers of Christ who believe that God only wrote one book.”
Response: Belief is not fact. The Qur’an is the best Message; from which nothing (for our moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual progress) is omitted–(Qur’an 7:185; 39:23; 77: 50; 6:38; 16:89). Muslims follow one Book, the Qur’an; the Hadeeth –teachings of the Prophet– is an explanation of the Qur’an; works by Jurists are a defining of these teachings; e.g. the Qur’an says to give zakaat; the Prophet set this limit at 2.5 percent; Jurists define the articles that are zakaatable, such as items that were not present in olden times.
That Christians have only one book is a “gag.” “Camel”-size. The “Bible” may be a single binding, but it is a compilation of sixty-six books and letters –thirty-nine of the Old Testament and twenty-seven books and letters of the New Testament. Of these sixty-six books, only the Torah of Moses –consisting of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy– the Psalms of David, and the Gospel of Jesus are Divine Revelations (though they are not of pristine purity). Except the four Gospels, of the remaining twenty-three books and letters, “More than half of the Acts of the Apostles…together with the letters written by him (St. Paul) or in his name, comprises one-third of the New Testament.”26 Abdul Haque Vidyarthi notes: “The Masorah and Septuagint versions of the old Testament, the different authorized editions of the Sadducees and Pharisees, the apocryphal literature believed as part of inspired scriptures by some sects and rejected by others, the different versions of apocryphal Gospels, prove the credibility of the fact that no religious scripture was kept intact or properly maintained or committed to memory in the lifetime of the prophet to whom it was revealed.”27
Whereas Muslims follow a Divinely Revealed Book of pristine purity and the Divinely chosen religion with Divine initiation rites; Christians are standing on a religion –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin, vicarious atonement– that has no Divine foundation, no Divine initiation rites and follow a book of which “one-third” is written by one who was considered a “traitor” to Jesus’s thought and “created Christianity.” Jesus is just a figurehead in the Church.
Paul was “A renegade from Judaism –the hatred of his own people left Saul, afterwards Paul, no chance to work among the lost tribes to reclaim whom only, Jesus had come. Paul was driven to the Gentiles, the people beyond the pale of the Hebraic law.”
“What an irony of faith that he (Jesus) who declared “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or title shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled,” should be followed –nay, superseded– by him (Paul) who declared the Law a curse and not a blessing from God, and that only to win favour with those with whom the Master would have nothing to do –the Greeks and the Romans. But the reason is not far to seek. St. Paul could not claim any respect from his own people. At first an implacable enemy of Jesus and persecutor of his followers, then a renegade from Judaism and therefore hated by the Jews –so much so that his very presence in the synagogue, where he came to explain his schism to Judaism at the request of the other apostles, excited such contempt and hatred of the people as to drive him, an exile from his home. He could not, moreover, work with the other apostles, who would take him to task for ignoring the Law. He, therefore, had sufficient reason to make the Gentile lands the field of his future work. He must work somewhere, and that was his last resort. The Gentiles were not the people of the Law. Actions in observance of the Law could not carry any weight with them; Law was a burden and a gate to sin if not observed, and hence a curse.
Thus begins the philosophy of his epistles to the Gentiles; they were a sinful tribe, like others. They were visited by calamities, as others were. They ascribed it to their misdeeds. But sacrifice only, and not repentance and reclamation, could please the angered Deity, in their belief. Sin and sacrifice was the basic principle of their creed.…No action, but bare belief in the story, was sufficient for salvation.”28
“To-day it is an establish verity that Church theology was only an assimilation of Paganism: what an irony of fate that those who called others heathens should have turned out to be heathens themselves in their beliefs!”29
Evidently, Christians are following Paul and his pagan ‘son of God,’ they are not following God and His Christ. (See ALLAH & JESUS OR PAUL; JESUS-INHERITED SIN).
20. The pastor notes Qur’an 29:27 that prophethood came through the lineage of Isaac, not through Ishmael.
Response: This verse says Allāh granted to Abraham Isaac and Jacob, and ordained prophethood and the Book among Abraham’s descendants –which includes Ishmael, as Ishmael is a son of Abraham. That Allāh did not mention Ishmael by name does not mean there is no lineage of prophet through Ishmael –Allāh raised prophets among all peoples yet they are not all documented.
The pastor should know (as he claimed to have studied Islam) that his God/son of God, Jesus, foretold the coming of Ahmad –one of the names of Mohammad– who came through Ishmael, who came from Abraham; and which Ahmad finds consonance in the Comforter –(Qur’an 61:6; John 14:16; 16:13. See JESUS-COMFORTER).
(Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud –the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani– has shown in his book Muhammad in the Bible that the Prophet Mohammad is the manifestation of the prophet foretold by various names in the Bible, including "Comforter." Abdul Haque Vidyarthi has also shown this in his two-volume work Muhammad in World Scriptures, with prophecies from the Vedas and other Scriptures).
21. Muslims believe “God is responsible for evil deeds as well as good ones,” the pastor says.
Response: Allāh can grant or withhold bounties when and to whom He wills (none can grant or withhold against His decree). That “man can have nothing but what he strives for”–(Qur’an 53:39), this alone proves there is no fatalism or predestination in Islam. Allāh created everything good and whatever good we receive is from Him–(32:7; 4:79); and has created us because He loved that He should be known. Allāh Who creates out of love; creates all things good and from Who only good comes could not be responsible for evil. Allāh tells us to not only avoid evil but that whenever the Devil induces us for us to bring Him (Allāh) to mind–(7:200-201): clearly, Allāh could not be said to be responsible for evil.
Whereas Allāh puts an end to evil-doers –such as Sodom and Gomorrah and Pharaoh– the laws of Allāh are in operation in nature; if the forces of nature should develop into disasters –tornadoes, hurricanes and tsunamis, etc– it could not be said Allāh is responsible for the destructions. It is the laws accorded to nature that are predestined; e.g. a date stone will produce only a date palm; and the seed of a human or animal will produce only that kind of being. Also the term for the manifesting of their different parts and fruition are pre-measured. If Allāh had pre-determined man’s fate, His sending prophets and revelations to guide us from evil would be meaningless; and His instructions for us to pray, give charity, feed the poor etc; would be pointless.
That man has freedom of choice is made clear in the Qur’an: “So He reveals to it (the soul) its way of evil and its way of good, he is indeed successful who purifies it, and he is ruined who corrupts it–(91:8-10); “Whoever does good it is for himself, and whoever does evil, it is against himself–(45:15); “And whatever misfortune befalls you, it is on account of what your hands have wrought”–(42:30). We are to pray: “Guide us on the right path,” “My Lord, increase me in knowledge”–(1:5; 20:114). The God that guides and increases us in knowledge could not predestine our actions –a robot or puppet has no need of, or use for, guidance and knowledge.
Islam which advocates pursuit of knowledge could not be backward or non-progressive. In Islam man’s fate is not written in the stars: 1400 years ago Prophet Mohammad took the stars from the clutches of the astrologers and sat them firmly in the laps of the astronomers; declared the noble Messenger of God: “Allah has made subservient to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth”–(31:20; 45:13). The objects of nature can only be made subservient through observation, knowledge and reason. Not by being an “automata.” Only beings with the choice between good and evil will be subjected to judgment. The Christians’ “God” Jesus, committed evil. (See # 8).
Conversely, the Bible teaches “God is responsible for evil deeds as well as good ones”: “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven”–(John 3:27); and that deeds are written in a book: “another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works”–(Rev.20:12). There is fatalism/predestination in Christianity. That man is born with sin condemns the unbaptized and the still-born to eternal perdition, and must be buried in unconsecrated grounds. That inherited sin is washed away by sprinkling water on the new-born is charm. Even superstition.
Jesus empowered his followers: “whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained”–(John 20:23). Thus, mass murderers who are Christians can be forgiven by men (Hitler and his Officers may have receievd absolution from their pastors and are now with Jesus “on the right hand of God”). As Jesus is said to be God, it is anathema to hunt and prosecute Nazis, as “God” has forgiven them. (Tell this to Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal). Incidentally, if a Protestant priest does not forgive but if the criminal converts to Catholicism and is forgiven, whose office will be honored, Protestant or Catholic?
Christians claim Jesus is the greatest. But Jesus says (up to his time) John the Baptist was the greatest person on earth: “Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist”–(Matt. 11:11). As Jesus was born of a woman, John the Baptist was greater than Jesus (whether in heaven or on earth it is expected that God/son of God to be greatest of all). As those who are born of a woman are not “clean,” and as Adam, Eve, and Melchisedec were not born, these are not only greater than Jesus but also cleaner than Jesus. As Christians believe Jesus to be God/son of God –which would make Jesus divine and not human– this disqualifies Jesus as being the greatest man to walk the earth. However, as Jesus is not divine, but human:
Wars: A dazzling halo is hung over Jesus’ sermon on the Mount. Jesus was no pacifist. There is nothing docile or pacifistic about the leader who tells his followers to sell their coats and buy swords and to slay his enemies. That Jesus did not fight a war is no distinction; Buddha, Nanak, and Baha’ullah did not fight either. The greatest man must fight wars of justice.
Except for the trumped up charge against him, Jesus was not pushed into war: he was not persecuted; under the shadow of the assassin; forced into exile; and pursued. Even if he was his disciples, who were always doubting and was of little and no “faith,” were hardly military material. Jesus was no pacifist: Jesus was a realist as is evident in the garden of Gethsemane when the soldiers came to arrest him; telling his disciples to put away their swords (though he instructed them to buy swords to protect him as he prayed). Jesus saying those who take up the sword would perish by the sword was no philosophy, it was fact-of-the-moment; their “two” novice swords against a band of military-skilled swordsmen were instant death; what Jesus was saying is: if you take up the sword we being out-sworded they will shred us. Jesus was being practical. Jesus booted the money-changers and bird-sellers from the temple; ordered his enemies be slain; he came not to send peace but a sword; and that his followers sell their coats and buy swords.
Though Jesus did not fight directly in a war, compared to the five or so defensive wars Mohammad fought to end persecution and the conservative number of casualties of these wars, Jesus, according to Christians that he is God, and as Biblical prophets obeyed the dictates of God, Jesus was instrumental in the bloodiest episodes in Scriptural history: Jesus was complicit in all the wars and killings –from Moses, Joshua, Saul, Gideon, David, to Solomon– where not even the “ox, and sheep, and ass” were spared the “edge of the sword”–(Deut; 7:1-2; Josh. 10:40, 12:6). After all the Christians’ God/Jesus “is a man of war”: “The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name”–(Ex. 15:3). Jesus also caused the death of innocent “swine”–(Matt. 8:28-32). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Birth: That Jesus had no father (though the Bible does not support “Virgin” birth; nor do all Christians); Adam, Eve and Melchisedec had no parents. In this, Adam, Eve, and Melchisedec are greater than Jesus. Mohammad, having two parents, may be said to be greater than Jesus who had only one. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Prophecies: Prophecies must be evident for all time. Jesus’ prophecies are vague and broad –there have always been earthquakes, famines, floods, and nations have been rising against nations since Cain and Abel. (Nostradamus also is said to have made prophecies). Mohammad’s prophecies were definitive and fulfilled in his own life-time (see QUR'AN-PROPHECIES). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Miracles: The greatest miracle must stand the ravages of time. False Christs, Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Joshua, the river Jordan, the pool at Bethesda, and a brass serpent performed miracles–(Matt. 24:24; Ex. 7:10; 1Kings 17:17-23; 2 Kings 4:32-36; 13:20-21; Josh. 10:12-13; 2 Kings 5:9-14; John 5:2-4; Num. 21:8-9); and Balaam’s ass spoke to him–(Num. 22:28, 30). Nostradamus is said to have made prophecies. Mohammad also gave us miracles, the greatest of which is the Qur’an, which is ever present to this day to verify (see QUR'AN-SCIENCE). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Knowledge: The greatest man must be certain in knowledge. Whereas Mohammad was certain about his knowledge, that he knows only what Allāh reveals to Him–(Qur’an 6:50; 7:187-188; 21:109). Jesus was not certain of his knowledge; he says: “no man hath ascended up to heaven”–(John 3:13); yet “Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven”–(2 Kings 2:1, 11); and “Enoch was translated that he should not see death…God had translated him”–(Heb. 11:5; Gen. 5:24). Jesus said “if I be lifted up from the earth”–(John 12:32); if Jesus had knowledge he should have said “after” or “when” I be lifted up. Jesus said no man hath seen God, but many saw God –Jacob (who even wrestled with God), the elders of Israel, and Isaiah–(John 5:37; Gen. 32:24-30; Ex. 24:9-11; Isa. 6:1-5). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Mission: The greatest man must be certain of his mission. Mohammad was certain of his mission, to deliver the message of Allāh–(Qur’an 3:19). Jesus was not certain about his mission. Initially, Jesus says he came only to the Jews, that he prayed only for them–(Matt. 15:24; John 17:9); ordered his disciples not to go to the Gentiles and Samaritans, and viewed non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 10:5-6; 7:6; 15:26); and said he finished the work, which was to preach to the Jews–(John 17:4; Luke 4:43). Yet, after the alleged crucifixion he is said to have instructed his disciples to go and “teach all nations”–(Matt. 28: 19). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Status: The greatest man must be aware of his status. Mohammad was aware of his status: he was only the Messenger of Allāh sent to the world–(Qur’an 7:158; 34:28; 48:29). Jesus was not certain of his status. First, in response to the Jews, Jesus says he will give them a "sign” similar to that of Jonas: as Jonas was (alive) in the whale's belly for three days and three nights, he would be (alive) in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights–(Matt. 12:39-40; Jonah 1:17; 2:1-10. If Jesus had died, his “sign” would not be as Jonas). Then, Jesus said he will be “betrayed and crucified”–(Matt. 26:2). Yet, after the alleged crucifixion Jesus told his “terrified” disciples he did not die, that he was not a resurrected person and therefore was not spirit: “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” –(Luke 24:39). Jesus is clearly saying he was not a spirit, not a resurrected person, but a living human being with “flesh and bones” (see JESUS-INHERITED SIN TO ASCENSION). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Mercy: The greatest man must demonstrate the highest act of mercy. Mohammad forgave thousands of his captives upon his victory at Makkah; Jesus had no captives to forgive. Jesus never prayed for the forgiveness of the deceased: he tells people to let their dead bury the dead–(Matt; 8:22). Mohammad not only prayed for the deceased Muslim, but prayed for the idolater; saying : “if I knew that if I asked forgiveness for him more than seventy times, he would be forgiven, I would ask it for more times than that”–(Qur’an 9:84, 113. Bokhari Vol. 6, # 193, 194). Such is the expanse of the mercy and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Examples: The greatest man must show the best examples. Mohammad did not curse any tree, barren or fruitful. Mohammad did not fill “swine” (or any other creature) with “devils” and caused their deaths. Jesus had a non-wife kiss his feet and wipe them with her hair–(Luke 7:37-38); Jesus addressed his mother as “Woman, what have I to do with thee?”–(John 2:4. No dutiful child would address his mother in this manner); Jesus established himself as a glutton and wine-bibber–(Luke 7:34. While it may be necessary that one be among the sinful to reform them, to in-dulge in their ignoble practice(s) as enticement is irresponsible if not sinful); Jesus tells others to let the dead bury dead, but he resurrected Lazarus (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 22:39; John 11:43-44); Jesus tells others to love their neighbor, but labels non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 22: 39; 7:6); Jesus enjoins honor to parents, but dishonors his mother (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 19:19; 12:46-50. Mohammad taught us paradise lies at the feet of mothers); Jesus tells others to bless them that curse you, but he cursed a helpless fig tree and ridiculed the Jews as “vipers” and an “evil and adulterous generation” (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Mark 11:12-21; Matt. 12:34, 39); Jesus tells others to turn the other cheek but instructs his associates to sell their garments and buy swords (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:39; Luke 22:36); Jesus tells others to love their enemies and to forgive seventy-times seven, but ordered that his enemies be brought and slain, and that he came not to send peace but a sword (which is hypocritical)–(Matt. 5:44; Luke 19:27; Matt. 10:34); Jesus tells others to pray for them that despise you and persecute you, but he upbraided the peoples of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum for not accepting his miracles and reforming–(Matt, 5:44; 11:20-24); and instead of praying for the Jews, he ridiculed them as “generation of vipers;” “evil and adulterous generation;” as “fools” and “blind guides”–(Matt. 12: 34, 39; 23:16-17, 24); Jesus, the pastor’s “God”/son of God, knowing the disastrous effects of alcohol as it thrusted Lot into incest with his daughters, not to mention its detriment to health, made water into wine to increase (and even spread) drunkenness and whatever evil and distresses accompanies it–(John 2:1-11).
Conversely, Mohammad taught the idolatrous Arab, and the world; forgave his enemies, agonized over their disbelief and prayed for the rejecters of God–(Qur’an 18:6; 9:84; 113-114; Bokhari Vol. 6; # 194, 197); admonished us against and abstained from intoxicants; and his impeccable conduct earned him the coveted title al-Amin –the Truthful. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Precepts: The greatest man must teach the best social, moral and spiritual precepts. While Jesus, as prophet of God, is expected to give moral teachings many, as the Bible teaches, lose their luster when viewed through the luminous lens of logic. Christians are not allowed to seek justice or retaliate: Christ says, “resist not evil;” give the other cheek; give the plaintiff our cloak along with our coat in settlement, go an extra mile with the compeller (though he booted his compellers out the Temple–(Matt. 5:39-41). No intelligent woman (or man) would give her daughter to be violated after she was; or give hidden fortune to a thief, or give more to the plaintiff than is due; or allow herself to be pummeled if she has a means of defense). And if one is to “resist not evil,” give the other cheek, go with the compeller, and give more to the plaintiff in all situations and under all conditions, then the Allies of World War II should have let Hitler become Emperor of Europe; Britain should not have sailed halfway around the globe to unseat Argentina from the Falklands Island but should have thrown in England or Scotland along to the Argentines; and America should have let the 9/11 attackers have a blast all over the U.S. Contrast this to Mohammad who taught through the Qur’an that there are times to give the other cheek and times to take an eye in return.
Jesus advises: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matt. 5:25. Wonder what Nelson Mandela, modern anti-Apartheid icon, would say about this dictum: he may have saved himself thirty years jail; and his brother-in-cause, Steve Biko, may be alive; and South Africa may still be in “prison”–Apartheid. Notably this saying of Jesus does not refer to a lawsuit: Jesus already said to give the plaintiff your cloak along with your coat, as noted above). So, for fear of imprisonment, a Christian must agree to frame an innocent man for murder and send him to the gallows. The Christian nations that acquiesced to or support-ed German invasion were only following Jesus’ precept to “agree” with their “adversary.” And Christian individuals who handed Jews over to the Germans should be honored for obeying Jesus to “agree” with their adversary. (Perhaps this is why the Vatican was silent during Hitler’s reign, for fear of violating Jesus’ decree to agree with the adversary. As noted, Jesus taught to bring his enemies who did not want him to rule and slay them, and that he who is not with him is against him; perhaps these also are reasons why the Vatican was silent when “Christian” Europe was being purged of Jewish presence). Contrastingly, Mohammad/Allāh requires us to give justice even it be against one-self or parents, and to aid not in sin and aggression, nor let hatred incite us to transgress–(Qur’an 4:135; 5:3).
Jesus taught his followers, as the birds and the lilies and grass do not toil yet they survive as God takes care of them, so: “Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”–(Matt. 6:25-34). Whereas God does provide for the birds and the lilies and the grass (and whereas the lilies and grass have no mobility and if water is not given to them they will die) the worm and berries do not go to the bird: the bird has to take flight and even battle other birds for the worm and berries. By telling man to pray only and leaving it all to God to send him groceries through handouts, this pastor’s “God”/son of God is teaching man to be loafers and mendicants. Contrast the Christian’s “God”/son of God with the exhortations of Allāh and His noble Messenger, Mohammad: Allāh tells us everything in the heavens and the earth were created for our benefit and urges us to seek knowledge to put them to our service; and after we finish offering our prayers to go into the land and seek of His bounties. And His magnanimous Messenger informs us we have a duty to Allāh, ourselves, families, and community. Earning bread honestly is a part of righteousness.
Jesus says the “meek” shall inherit the earth (meek, may also be atheists; though it seems odd atheists should inherit the earth); and, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” So if you are not “meek,” and righteous but not “persecuted” you get nothing–(Matt.5:5, 10).* Contrastingly, Mohammad taught us that the “meek” as well as the rich and poor who believe in Allāh and do good works shall inherit the “kingdom of heaven.” Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
*(Considering that there is no Gospel “according to” God or “according” to Jesus; or a “God’s Version” or a “Jesus’ Version”. One is hard pressed to not wonder if such Biblical Divine delicacies were not baked in the human oven and fed into the mouth of Jesus in order to subdue, subjugate, and sack. Memory seems to recall the words of a negro lecturer in college who, commenting on the European presence in Africa, remarked in dark humor that the White man gave the African the Bible and took his gold).
Universality: The greatest man must not be partial. Instead of teaching non-Jews, Jesus refers to them as “dogs” and “swine;”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26); here we have the Christians’ “God” branding His own creation, who had no say in their race and not charged with a sin, as “dogs” and “swine;” and the Christians’ son of God labeling his Father’s creation “dogs” and “swine.” Whereas, Mohammad taught even the idolatrous and announced that he is the universal Messenger of God–(Qur’an 9:6; 7:158; 21:107; 34:28). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Benevolence: The greatest man must have done the most for the down-trodden –Woman, Slave, and Orphan. Let’s list Jesus’ declarations ameliorating their sufferings…….We’re done! The Biblical Jesus spent his ministry performing miracles, teaching his followers to be fishers of men, and doling out absurd teachings. (As noted above in Precepts). The Jewish Law (which Jesus followed) that puts Woman under the rulership of her husband and relegates her daughter into servitude was “unfavorable” to her. Christianity sunk her deeper into the pit of hopelessness: its doctrine of inherited sin and Woman is the transgressor saw her “as an evil but necessary appendage, and she received the worst treatment of all from Christianity.”30
(We often hear such musical Christian claims as “universal” brotherhood, love, spirit, values, teachings, tolerance, mercy, forgiveness and egalitarianism. Belief is not to be confused with facts. The religion that stamps others as dogs and swine, enslaves heathen, views woman as transgressor, subjugates wife and sees her as an object of carnal release, relegate daughters into bondage, vilifies opposers as enemies, commands that enemies be slain, and speaks in parables to prevent others from knowing God “lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them” is on no moral or spiritual throne to make such lofty claims–Matt. 7:6; 15:26; Lev. 25:44; 1 Tim 2:11-14; Gen. 3:16 & 1Cor, 7:1-2; Ex. 21:7.; Luke 19:27; Matt. 12:30; Mark 4:9-12). Whatever fruits of bliss the Christian woman is enjoying did not come from any tree planted by Christ, but from the crops of modern culture). (See CHRISTIANITY-WOMEN).
Jesus had nothing to say on behalf of the Slave, the Woman and the Orphan. That, he left for the Comforter, Mohammad the magnanimous, to do. Mohammad extricated Woman from the bog of degradation and sat her aloft on the throne of honor and left her nothing for which to strive; Mohammad liberated the Slave from the shackles of servitude and placed in his grasp the scepter of regality; Mohammad raised the Orphan from the dust of despair and sat him on the cushion of hope. Mohammad is the only Benefactor Woman, Slave, and Orphan have known. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Sin: The greatest man must be sinless. Whereas Mohammad was sinless, Jesus, as the Bible shows, was not sinless. (See item # 8). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Followers: The greatest man must have the highest number and most devoted of followers. After nearly fifteen hundred years Mohammad has some one and a quarter billion followers who scrupulously adhere to his teachings of the Unity of God and his Divine Messengership. Whereas, as already shown, Jesus as God, one in a Trinity with God, son of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are not teachings of Jesus. Jesus taught that he was a prophet of God sent to preach to the Israelites. Thus, except for Muslims who honor Jesus’ true status, after two thousand years Jesus has NOT EVEN A SINGLE FOLLOWER. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
(Jesus taught his people to observe the Ten Commandments; and gave the Eleventh Commandment –for them to follow the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth.” Naturally, those who wish to follow Jesus would be following Mohammad. One can deny Mohammad to be the Comforter; one cannot disprove that Mohammad is the Comforter. See JESUS-COMFORTER).
All truth: The greatest man must give “all truth.” Jesus admittedly did not give “all truth.” Mohammad did. (The world is still waiting to hear “all truth” from the Holy Ghost). Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
The everlasting Gospel: The greatest man must bring the everlasting Gospel. Jesus did not bring this Gospel. Mohammad brought it. Thus, Jesus was not the greatest man.
Experience: The greatest man must have the most numerous life experiences:
-Mohammad was a husband and father; Jesus was not (as far as the Gospels tell us).
-Mohammad was a businessman; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a soldier and general; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a ruler and statesman; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a diplomat; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a conqueror; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a judge and administrator; Jesus was not.
-Mohammad was a “mercy;” Jesus was not –Jesus had no captives nor was he in a position to forgive others: praying for the forgiveness of others (or asking God to forgive them) is not the same as one actually forgiving his captives.
Thus, while Jesus, like other prophets, was righteous and honorable, the greatest man who walked the earth and in all facets of life is MOHAMMAD.
Not only was Jesus not God, son of God or vicarious atoner, Jesus was in no way “superior” to Mohammad. In fact, of all the claimants to Divine Dispensation Mohammad is the only one who, through the inimitable Qur’an, can justify his claim. Given the conjectures surrounding Jesus –as to whether he is God or not; one in a Trinity or not; whether he died for inherited sin or for committed sin; whether he was of virgin birth or not; whether he was real or phantom– but for Mohammad, through the Qur’an, Jesus may have long since been relegated to the bin of ‘myths and legends’. Even if Jesus was the greatest this would not make him God/son of God or vicarious atoner.
Whereas Allāh revealed His Words to all mankind giving them every opportunity to repent and ask forgiveness, the pastor’s and Christians’ God, Jesus, demonstrably, is not only a tribal God but also a selfish and devious “God,” and son of God; Jesus told the Samaritan woman: “Ye worship ye know not what: we (Jews) know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews”–(John 4:21); and after relating the parable of the sower to the people Jesus said to them: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear;” and, afterwards, when he (Jesus) was alone with the Jews they asked him about the meaning of the parable: “And he said unto them, Unto you (who have God) it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them (non-Jews) that are without (God), all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them”–(Mark 4:9-12).
In other words though the non-Jews (who may be sincere seekers of God) have the faculties of sight and hearing and can see and hear, he (Jesus) spoke in parables so that they would not understand his words because he did not want them to accept God and have their sins forgiven. What a ghastly horribly sickening thing to do. “Is this the action of” God or son of God? “Sounds more like Satan.” (As prophet, Jesus could not turn away anyone; this is why he indulged non-Jews; but he could avoid them, which he did, as is evident from his admonition to his disciples not to preach to non-Jews, and from his speaking in parables so that they would not understand). This statement by Jesus also proves that Jesus did not come to save sinners.
Contrast this pastor’s and Christians’ “God” and son of God, Jesus, to Mohammad who gave the Word of Allāh, God, clearly and to all inviting them to forgiveness, and agonizing over the rejecters, and even praying for the forgiveness of the rejecters of Allāh. Also, this saying of Jesus crowns the list of refutation that Jesus is God and that he came to die for the world is a monumental myth and a lie: it is a myth in that there are no such Divine expressions; it is a lie in that it is known that the verses of Mark 16:9-20 and Matthew 28:19, speaking of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and to baptize all nations are “forgeries.” It also proves that Jesus’ speaking of “nations” refers to the Jewish nations: confirming that Jesus’ mission was wholly and solely to the Jews.
Jehovah’s Witnesses wrote: “Everything Jesus did while on earth is exactly what Jehovah (their name for God) would have done.”31 So God would have a woman kiss His feet; curse a sinless fig tree; act like a ‘glutton and winebibber;’ lie/deceive/be hypocritical; and speak in parables so non-Jews, His own creations, would not understand and be saved? (And Jehovah’s Witnesses expect to sit “on the right hand of God.” See JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES).
There is no comparison between Jesus and Christianity to Mohammad and Islam. It is unintelligent to portray that God came as man –spent time in the womb from a sperm to a human and be circumcised– to teach man and died for man’s sins, and yet He did not give man “all truth” but expects to later send another Comforter to give “all truth,” and would even later yet send “another angel” with an “everlasting gospel.”
That God came as man, Allāh calls us to reason: “Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about secure, We would have sent down to them from the heaven an angel as messenger”–(Qur’an 17:95). Only man can serve as model and guide for man. (An ape is an ape regardless of the suit in which he is clothed). The “system” that is rooted in the belief that one can bear the moral or spiritual burden of another is not the Divine system: whatever opposes reason is not Divine.
Whereas Jesus was only a messenger of God sent to the Israelites to call them to “repentance” and “forgiveness”, Christians walled Jesus in the bed of celibacy, crowned him with Divinity and made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin. (See JESUS-SAVES; CHRISTIANITY-A FAKE).
God requires man to govern himself by reason: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”–(Isaiah 1:18). It is clear that ‘Blind faith is no passport to paradise: Reason is the door to God.’
As they mark the line between heaven and hell, the teachings on which a religion is based are to be clearly stated in the Book of God (much like a traveler would need to have his route clearly outlined so that he/she does not stray from his/her destination).
The cardinal or main doctrines of CHRISTIANITY –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement– are not clearly stated in the Bible. These doctrines are assumed:
-Jesus is not one in a TRINITY with God. Trinity was formulated by Christians three hundred years after Jesus.
-Jesus is not GOD. Only the name Immanuel is “interpreted” to mean “God with us.” Whereas Christians interpret this “Immanuel” as referring to Jesus there is no place in the Gospels where Jesus is addressed as Immanuel. Moreover, this “Immanuel”/Jesus would need to eat butter and honey in order to differentiate between evil and good: “Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”–(Isaiah 7:14-15). It would be ludicrous to the extreme to cerebrate that God or Son of God would need to eat “Butter and honey” so that he may be able to differentiate between evil and good.
-Jesus is not SON OF GOD. Jesus is only “called” Son of God. And God has a legion of sons and daughters. Even peacemakers, which would include atheists, are children of God.
-God and Jesus did not say that mankind INHERITED SIN from Adam and that God sent Jesus to be killed for this “inherited sin.” The doctrines of inherited sin and vicarious atonement WAS STARTED BY PAUL and institutionalized by Christian Fathers three hundred years after Jesus.
God sent Jesus ONLY FOR JEWS
-“I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the HOUSE OF ISRAEL”–(Matt. 15:24).
-“I pray for them (JEWS): I pray NOT for the world”–(John 17:9).
-“For the Son of man is come to SEEK AND SAVE THAT (JEWS) WHICH WAS LOST”–(Luke 19:10. Of which some ten of these Jewish Twelve Tribes were said to be in Kashmir at the time; Jesus is noted to have traveled to India, see JESUS-18 MISSING YEARS).
-“Go NOT into the way of the Gentiles, and into any of the city of the Samaritans enter ye NOT: But go rather to the LOST SHEEP OF THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL”–(Matt. 10:5-6; 18:11).
-Jesus told the Samaritan woman: “Ye worship ye know not what: we (Jews) know what we worship: for SALVATION IS OF THE JEWS”–(John 4:21).
–“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine”–(Matt. 7:6).
-“It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs”–(Matthew 15:26).
-Jesus spoke in parables so the “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be saved. Jesus explained in private to his followers why he speak in parables: “Unto you (who have God) it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them (non-Jews) that are without (God), all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them”–(Mark 4:9-12). In other words, though the non-Jews may be sincere seekers of truth, Jesus spoke in parables so that they would not understand his words because he did not want them to accept God and have their sins forgiven. As prophet, Jesus could not turn away anyone; this is why he indulged non-Jews; but he could avoid them, which he did, as is evident from his admonition to his disciples not to preach to non-Jews, and from his speaking in parables so that they would not understand. This statement by Jesus also proves conclusively that Jesus did NOT come to save sinners.
Jesus preached remission of sins through repentance and forgiveness (not through crucifixion and vicarious atonement):
-“I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to REPENTANCE” (not to vicarious atonement) –(Matthew 9:13).
-“And when ye stand praying, FORGIVE, if ye have anything against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may FORGIVE you your trespasses, But if you do NOT forgive, NEITHER will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses”–(Mark 11:25-26; Luke 17:3-4).
-“When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven …FORGIVE US OUR SINS; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but DELIVER US FROM EVIL”–(Luke 11:2-4).
-“I tell you…except ye REPENT, ye shall all likewise perish”–(Luke 13:3, 5).
-“I say unto you, there is JOY in the presence of the angels of God over ONE SINNER THAT REPENTETH”–(Luke 15:10).
-“The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation (of Jews) and shall condemn it: because they REPENTED at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here” (that is to say, the people of Jonas repented but Jews do not repent even though Jesus who is greater than Jonas is preaching to them)–(Matthew 12:41). (See JESUS-SAVES).
The Divine truth is Jesus was a MUSLIM –one who submits to the “will” of God– and he taught ISLAM –submission to the “will” of God:
Jesus declares that he is a MUSLIM:
-“My meat is to do the will of HIM (God)that sent me and to finish HIS work;”
-“I seek NOT MY OWN WILL, but the WILL OF THE FATHER…If I bear witness of myself, my witness is NOT TRUE;”
-“I came…not to do mine own will, BUT THE WILL OF HIM THAT SENT ME;”
-“My doctrine is not mine, BUT HIS THAT SENT ME;”
-“HE (God) gave me a commandment, WHAT I SHOULD SAY, AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK”–(John 4:34; 5:30-31; 6:38; 7:16; 12:49.
-“I have glorified thee on the earth: I HAVE FINISHED THE WORK WHICH THOU GAVEST ME TO DO’–(John 17:4. If Jesus had come to die for the sins of the world, he could not have said that his work was finished).
-“I have manifested thy name unto the men (the Jews) which THOU GAVEST ME out of the world”–(John 17:6. If Jesus was sent to the world he could not have been given some men “out of the world”: he would have been given all men of the world). If Jesus was God or Son of God, the Christian’s God and Son of God is/was a MUSLIM.
Jesus taught ISLAM:
-“The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: ALL therefore WHATSOEVER they bid you observe, that OBSERVE AND DO;”
-“if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS (brought by Moses);
-“except your RIGHTEOUSNESS shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, YE SHALL IN NO CASE ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”–(Matthew 23:2-3; 19:17-18; 5:20).
And the Mosaic law does not teach inherited sin and vicarious atonement). Since following the Mosaic law is what is required to get into heaven THERE IS NO NEED FOR JESUS! JESUS IS REDUNDANT!
–“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;” “When he, the Spirit of truth (the Comforter), is come, he will guide you into ALL TRUTH”–(John 14:15-16; 16:13). And this COMFORTER as Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud –the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani– has shown in his revealing book Muhammad in the Bible is the Prophet MOHAMMAD. Mohammad abides “forever” through the Qur’an.
Since the COMFORTER will replace the Mosaic Law because he will guide into “ALL TRUTH” and will abide “FOREVER,” then, being devoid of “all truth” and perpetuity, the BIBLE IS OBSOLETE!
Since the COMFORTER will replace the Mosaic law because he will guide into “ALL TRUTH” and will abide “FOREVER,” THERE IS NO NEED FOR JESUS! JESUS IS REDUNDANT!
There is no wisdom in following a man who has not given “all truth.” MOHAMMAD, the COMFORTER, has given us “all truth” –all that we need for our moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual upliftment are in the QUR'AN which is to abide “FOREVER” to the Resurrection; the Qur’an consists of, exceeds, and supersedes all Scriptures. Christians can reject Mohammad, Christians cannot refute Mohammad’s claim to Divine Messenger-ship.
Even if Mohammad was not the Comforter, Jesus and the Mosaic Law would still be REDUNDANT and the Bible OBSOLETE at the coming of the Comforter with “all Truth” who will “abide FOREVER.”
And if we follow the Comforter and attain eternal life in Paradise THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SECOND COMING OF JESUS. (Even in his alleged 1,000 years reign of his alleged second coming Jesus and the Mosaic law would be REDUNDANT and the Bible OBSOLETE as the “ANOTHER angel” with the “EVERLASTING Gospel” would rule–Revelation 14:6).
And since the Christian’s God and son of God, Jesus, says that heaven lies in faith (observance of the law) and good works (righteousness) THERE IS NO NEED FOR INHERITED SIN AND VICARIOUS ATONEMENT!
That Jesus was GOD, SON OF GOD, one in a TRINITYwith God and vicarious atoner, and that mankind INHERITED SIN from Adam are lies, falsehood, and blasphemy. The cardinal doctrines of Christianity –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin, and vicarious atonement– have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason. These doctrines are assumed and propagated as Divine truths. Moreover, Christianity is evil, intolerant, backward, naked hate, and misogynistic; Christians lie on God they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil; and the Gospels portray Jesus as liar, hypocrite, and fraud. (For details, see CHRSITIANITY-LIES, EVIL, HATE).
Jesus says you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free (from lies, falsehood, and blasphemy). And the Divine truth is, Jesus was a prophet of God sent ONLY FOR JEWS and to foretell the coming of the COMFORTER (MOHAMMAD) who will guide into “all truth” and will “abide forever” and whom all are to follow; and
“THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLĀH;
MOHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF ALLĀH!”
While Allāh, God, would not call us to account for that which we do not know, when knowledge comes to us what reason or excuse can we have for not accepting and follow it? “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath NEVERforgiveness but is in danger of ETERNAL DAMNATION”–(Mark 3:29).
While we are alive we have the grand opportunity to repent and have eternal life in Paradise. When we die there is no second chance.
What is holding you back from BAPTIZING
with Allāh, the Best of Baptizers?
A. Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic commentary 663.
1. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources Of Christianity, pp. 78, 76-77.
2. Mankind’s Search For God, p. 353
3. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources Of Christianity, p. 15.
4. For details read Abdul Haque Vidyarthi, Muhammad In World Scriptures; Vol.1. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud [former Rev.
David Benjamin Keldani], Muhammad In The Bible.
5. Vidyarthi, Abdul Haque, Muhammad In World Scriptures, Vol; I, pp. 139-145.
6. Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur’an And Science, pp. 251, 207, 7, 9, 77, 78, 49, 249, 50, 52-53.
7. Cited in A. Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word? p.13.
8. Muhummed In The Bible, p. 15.
9. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
10. Vienna, “hundreds of Jews were burned alive in 1421 for refusing to convert to Christianity,” Toronto Star, Sat; Sept; 8, 2007; p. AA2; Pontiff shows…by Tracy Wilkinson.
11. The Early Caliphate, p. 4; Quoted from Tabaqat, Vol, VIII, p. 42.
12. Ency. Brit; 15th Ed; Vol 2, p. 913.
13. Toronto Star Saturday, April 29, 2000, J8, “Sordid child sex trade booms in Costa Rica;” by Glenn Garvin).
14. The Sources of Christianity, p. 30. K. K. also quotes Robertson, Pagan Christs, p. 350. Emphasis added.
15. Pandit Gyanandra Dev Sharma Shastri, at a meeting in Gorakhpur, [India]. 1928. Quoted in Ahmed Deedat, Muhummed The Greatest, p. 37.
16. M. H. Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 492.
17. Vidyarthi, Abdul Haque, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol, 1, p. 325.
19. Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic comm; # 663.
20. Cited in Ibn Warraq, Why I Am Not A Muslim, p. 144. (For a response to this book see WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM).
21. Khwaja Nazir Ahmad, Jesus in Heaven on Earth, p.128.
a Weiss, Die Predigt Jesu Von Reiche Gottes, 342.
b Revised Version, p.1125. c Hasting's Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, 806.
22. See Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity.
23. Ibid; pp. 36, 40, 30, 37. Khwaja also quoted from Robertson, Pagan Christs, p. 339.
24. Christians liken the trinity to the dance, “tango.” Toronto Star, Saturday, May 26, 2007, Dancing Tango with the Trinity by Stephen Scharper, p. L10.
25. Knowledge That Leads To Everlasting Life, p. 39.
26. Ency. Brit. 15th Ed. Vol. 13. Paul the Apostle, Saint; p. 1090.
27. Vidyarthi, Abdul Haque, Muhammad in World Scriptures, Vol. 1. p. 315.
28. Kamal-ud-Din, Khwaja, The Sources of Christianity, pp. 28, 80-82. (See: www.muslim.org). (See ALLĀH & JESUS OR PAUL)
29. Kamal-ud-Din, Khwaja, Open Letters to the Bishops of Salisbury & London, p. 15.
30. Kamal-ud-Din, Khwaja, Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, p. 71.
Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din commenting on Christian’s claim that Jesus “has given to the world the grand doctrine of universal brotherhood” wrote:
“The quotation reminds me of the oft-repeated phrases–“Christian spirit,” “Christian morals,” “Christian teachings,” etc.–which always come to the aid of the adherents of Christianity when they seek to claim such of these things for themselves as appeal to them for the time being, though they fail to find them in their Scriptures. Jesus was a Prophet, and can be believed to have possessed good and noble qualities and to have taught those things. But it is, after all, a belief, and should not be confused with facts. His teachings, as narrated in the Bible, cannot be taken as supplying a complete religion. Moreover, he himself admits that he did not give the whole truth–(St John xvi). On the other hand, if the Christian spirit is that which can be inferred from the spirit of Christ's Church, it is not such as to do credit to that Church’s founder. The beautiful of yesterday is the ugly of to-day; which things being so, it is hard to define the Christian spirit. The phrase, as used from time to time, seems to be sufficiently plastic to accord with any and every condition. Whatever appears to be desirable for the time being is at once claimed under one or other of these convenient phrases. The spirit of Christ may be taken to comprehend everything: but his own Church, though filled with the Holy Ghost, as they believe, has ever remained too dense to appreciate it. Her spirit has, through-out the ages, been anything but meekness, mercy and long-suffering. For about seventeen centuries the Creed of Saint Athanasius has been sung and said on the Holy Feasts, under the authority of the Church. Does that Creed reflect the spirit of Christ, when it evinces a universal, damnatory spirit at its very outset, where it says: “without doubt he shall perish everlastingly”? To-day the laity come for-ward to denounce it and demand its elimination from the Book of Common Prayer. The new house of laity of the Church of England met recently at Church House, Westminster, to conclude its deliberations on the proposed measure for the revision of the Prayer Book. Among other things–
“Mr. C. Marston moved an amendment to leave out the words ‘which faith, except everyone do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly,’ from the Athanasian Creed. He said he did not propose to eliminate the Creed altogether, but he wanted to take out of it the most terrible sentence which he believed had ever appeared in all history–and this in a book which pretended to supply the gospel of salvation of sinners. The Athanasian Creed was composed in an age that was comparatively reckless of human life; and it was put into our Prayer Book in its present form at a time when recklessness of human life was still very much to the front.
“Sir George King said he thought most of the members in charge considered that it was no business of the House to alter the creeds. There was a great deal to be said by way of explanation on matters which apparently were misunderstood by some people.
“Sir Edward Clarke said the Athanasian Creed. had spoiled the happiness of services for him on the great festivals of the Church for years and years. ‘I have never said it,’ he added, ‘and would never dream of saying it. It has been a distress to me to hear choirs singing at the top of their voices these awful words, which I do not believe, and which I am sure ought not to be in our service.'
“Sir Robert Williams said he thought it was quite time the laity made their protest against the use of these damnatory clauses.
“Mr. Marston’s amendment was carried. The question, however, remains open, and will come up before the House for final approval.”
The damnatory clause is doomed now, seeing that the protest against it comes from influential quarters among the laity. Similar protests got rid of a certain notorious psalm in the days of the war. But is it the spirit of Christ, or the spirit of modern civilization, that cries out against such cruel expressions? If it is the former, it has remained dormant for centuries, and its revival is simply to pamper the spirit of all-sufficiency. Candidly speaking, there is very little in the teachings of Jesus to meet the ups and downs of life. To make it elastic to suit everything and anything is simply to fish out authority for our deeds, no matter what their merits may be. But for such free interpretations the world would have been saved from the countless cruelties committed by the Church in the name of Jesus.
In fact, nothing could in decency be claimed as Christian verity if it be not laid down in clear terms in the sayings of Jesus. If the offending phrase in the Athanasian Creed has been allowed to remain for centuries in the Book of Common Prayer, is not a man of independent views justified in classing the spirit of Christ as identical with that of indifference to human life?” (pp. 78-86. highlight added).
31. Jehovah’s Witnesses, Knowledge That Leads To Everlasting Life, p. 40. (See also JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES).