In the Name of Allāh
The Beneficent, The Merciful.
Peace and blessings 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.
Whereas the critics of Islam try to find fault with Islam;
the critics cannot prove, and can never prove, a religion superior to Islam. Because Islam is superior to all other religions.
ANSWERING ISLAM & MOHAMMAD
Islam does not need apologists!
Islam does not need to be defended!
Islam needs to be explained!
As most of the charges by Answering Islam (on the Internet) have been dealt with elsewhere on this site. I will only respond to those that I have not met with and comment on those that need to be refreshed.
Even if charges against Allāh, Mohammad, Islam and the Qur’an were proved yet this would NOT make Jesus God or trinity or son of God or vicarious atoner or that mankind inherited sin from Adam.
As noted on this site, these cardinal doctrines of Christianity have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and are repugnant to reason; Christianity is evil, intolerant, and backward; Christians/Bible lie on God they lie on Jesus, they blame the Devil (see Christianity-a fake; Christianity-lies, evil, hate; Bible corrupt & obsolete); and the Gospels portray Jesus as a hypocrite, liar, fraud.
Christians are following Paul and his pagan son of God into Hell –into “eternal damnation”(Mark 3:29). Christianity should more correctly be named Paulianity; Jesus Christ is only a figure-head in the Church! To say that God put the sins of one person onto another is to ascribe injustice to God and to say that God sent Jesus to be killed is to make God complicit in murder, which are blasphemies; and blasphemers against God have no forgiveness but “eternal damnation,” as Jesus says–Mark 3:29.
What kind of a God (and son of God) are Christians following:
-that needs to be “waxed strong in spirit” and “increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man?”1
-that needs to eat “Butter and honey” so as to be able to differentiate between evil and good?2
-that did not know fig was not in season?3
-hat did not know the day and hour of future events?4
-that did not know the identity of the woman “having an issue of blood” who touched his garment?5
-that did not know that Elijah and Enoch had ascended to heaven?6
-that is unable to do things of himself?7
-that was made into a “curse,”8 a “sin,”9 and “lower than the angels”?10
-that prayed pitifully to be spared death, his sweat like “great drops of blood falling down to the ground”11 even though he had power to put down his life and take it up again?12
-that libeled “GOD” as having forsaken him13 (which would make him the blackest degree of disgrace ever exampled by a “GOD”/son of God in Scriptural history);
–that would give the wives of a man to his neighbor for the neighbor to have sex with them;14
–that needs to confine Himself in the womb of a woman He created, spent nine months inside the unclean abode (leaving the universe without a God) nourish on her liquid, pass through the various stages –from a sperm into a clot, a lump of flesh, taking on bones, and into a babe– emerge from her vagina, suckle her breast, have Himself pin in diapers, be circumcised, eat, drink, sleep, and answer the calls of nature, so he could have the Jews kill him just to forgive man his sins (and not his own sin but the sin committed by another man/ woman Adam/Eve)?
As Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din aptly wrote in his Open Letters to the Bishops of Salisbury & London regarding the Christian Foreign Mission (p. 16): “They must be on a fool’s errand who seek to induce us to accept things rejected by their best men, and to reject those doctrines now accepted by their intellectually advanced people. This all reminds me of Canon Gairdner’s remark: “Islam is the only one (religion) that definitely claimed to correct, complete and supersede Christianity.” (This is not only a claim but proven fact). Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and unGodly crucifix.
(Perhaps Christians are too haughty or steeped in blind faith or have no motivation to fear the “everlasting" "furnace of fire” that “never shall be quenched” and in which there shall be “wailing and gnashing of teeth” as Jesus said. However, Christians might find motivation if they should stand by a boiling pot and have a few droplets of liquid splash onto their bare skin. They can multiply the sensation by a few thousand degrees and for an eternity instead of a split-second).
1. Muhammad launches Crusades.
2. Lashing and stoning adulterers. Jesus and the adulteress.
3. Wife beating.
4. Dismembering the thief. Jesus and Paul.
5. Death and amputation and the Bible.
6. Sensuous Gardens for martyrs. Christ’s "Martyrdom."
7. Christ and violence and Crusades. New Testament corrupted. Christians converting to Islam. Muslims want to conquer the West. Islam and peace. Shari’ah. Islam in schools. If Jesus was lording America – If Mohammad was lording America.
8. “Did Allah forget the wives?” Did the Bible forget the wives?
9. Slave-girls are sexual property. Coitus interruptus.
10. 144,000 virgins–literal or metaphorical?
11. Bringing forth fruits–Mohammad or Jesus?
12. Mohammad and the housefly (see Mohammad, housefly & the critic).
1. “Muhammad launches his own Crusades” The Christian wrote:“In the following verse, Muhammad uses the Arabic word qital (root is q-t-l), which means warring, fighting, or killing: (Qur’an) 9:29 Fight [q-t-l] those among the people of the Book [Christians] who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day, do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden and do not profess the true religion, till they pay the poll-tax out of hand and submissively. (Fakhry)”
Response:Mohammad did NOT do “Crusades,” Mohammad undertook Jihad! Whereas the “Crusade” is a man-made and murderous rampage for dominance over land, Jihad is the Divine institution dedicated to truth and justice; and even on behalf of non-Muslims–(Qur’an 22:39-40). Briefly on jizya, Muhammad Ali notes in his Early Caliphate about Abu ‘Ubaidah when he “gave up his position at Hims…he ordered that the whole amount of jizyah realised from the people of Hims should be returned to them. Jizyah, he said, was a tax in return for protection. When they could no longer give that protection, they had no right to keep the money. The whole amount was consequently withdrawn from the treasury and made over to the people…who were all either Christians or Jews.” (For details on Jizya and Kharaj and “dhimmitude” see Bat Ye’or-Eurabia & Muslims).
This charge against Qur’an 9:29 has been dealt with in Botros, Father Zakaria ten demands item #3. Briefly, as Muhammad Ali explains: “The Qur’an neither required that the idolaters should be compelled to accept Islam, nor was it in any way its object to bring the Christians into subjection. On the other hand, the idolaters wanted to suppress Islam by the sword, and the Christians first moved themselves to bring Muslim Arabia under subjection. The fate of each was, therefore, according to what it intended for the Muslims. The word jizyah is derived from jaza, meaning he gave satisfaction, and means, according to LL, the tax that is taken from the free non-Muslim subjects of the Muslim Government whereby they ratify the compact that ensures them protection; or, according to AH, because it is a compensation for the protection which is guaranteed them, the non-Muslim subjects being free from military service.”
That the Prophet’s duty was only to deliver the Message of the Qur’an and NOT enforce it is cemented in the following verses from Allāh: “And if thy Lord had pleased, all those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them. Wilt thou then force men till they are believers?”–(Qur’an 10:99); “And say: Truth is from your Lord; so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve”–(Qur’an 18:29); “And obey Allāh and obey the Messenger; but if you turn away. the duty of Our Messenger is only to DELIVER (the message) clearly”–(Qur’an 64:12; also 2:272; 3:20; 5:95, 102; 10:99; 13:40; 16:82; 24:54; 29:18; 46:35). Islam is the “abode of peace”–(Qur’an 10:25). Notably, there is no abrogation in the Qur'an -one verse does not abrogate another as is commonly believed -this abrogation refers to certain teachings of the Bible such as stoning to death for adultery and apostasy, and honor killing,, etc; see Qur’an-abrogation & collecting; Islam-honor killing.
Regarding the Prophet’s expedition to Tabuk. The Prophet undertook this expedition after receiving news of a possible attack by the Byzantines but returned WITHOUTattacking the unprepared enemy; and Mohammad could have wiped them out. Contrast this magna-nimous action of the Prophet to the Christian Crusades, blessed by the Popes – “vicars of Christ”– whose sole intention were to kill Muslims (and others) to occupy Jerusalem; and which Popes most likely found justification for their murderous excursions against Muslims in Jesus’ (the Christian’s God and son of God): “He that is not with me is against me,” and “But those mine ene-mies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither and slay them before me”–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27).
Clearly there is no “crusading violence” in “Muhammad’s life and in his Quran” –if Islam had “incite killing” of Christians and Jews Prophet Mohammad would not have spared the Jews of Khaibar and returned the Torah to them; if Islam had incite killing of Christians and Jews ‘Umar would not have spared the Christians upon his conquering of Jerusalem. Neither would Sa-lahuddin Ayyube (Saladin) have spared the Christians of Jerusalem; nor would he have invited the Jews back to Jerusalem; if Islam had incite killing of Christians and Jews there would not be a Coptic Church in Egypt; if Islam had incite killing of Christians and Jews there would not be a Cathedral in Istanbul; if Islam had incite killing of Christians and Jews there would not be millions of Christians in Muslim lands.
Contrastingly, as its history attests, there is “crusading vio-lence” in Christianity and the teachings of the Bible/Jesus; the Church has always been an enemy to knowledge and to the “other.”14A Islam IS the religion of peace; Islam is such a religion of peace that Muslims are to make peace with the enemy even in the face of possible deception by the enemy: “And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allāh. Surely He is the Hearer, the Knower. And if they intend to deceive thee, then surely Allāh is sufficient for thee. He it is Who strengthened thee with His help and with the believers”–(Qur’an 8:61-62). This peace was demonstrated by the Prophet not only at his leaving the unprepared Byzantines unharmed, but also at his signing of the treaty of Hudaibiyyah, which was humiliating to the Muslims, and at his triumph at Makkah, where he forgave his most horrid enemies.
One of the Christian’s common charges is that Mohammad fought wars whereas Jesus did not.
Though Jesus did not fight directly in a war –and Jesus was not in a situation requiring him to fight as the Prophet Mohammad was– compared to the five or so defensive wars Mohammad fought to end persecution and the conservative number of casu-alties 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”15 and where even innocent and unborn Samarians were gored to death: “Samaria shall become desolate ….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. Christian apologists can concoct whatever “figurative” explanations they fancy, these are literal statements; literal “sword” and “infants” and “child” in the womb. 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). For more details on this see Jesus or Mohammad-greatest, Pastor James Mc Donald.
2. Answering Islam states: “Muhammad commands in his Quran that adulterers and adulteresses should receive a hundred lashes. 24:2…Amazingly, 24:2 exhorts the accusers and judges not to let compassion keep them from carrying out God’s law. Moreover, early and reliable traditions depict Muhammad and his Muslims stoning adulterers and adulteresses…Perhaps the most gruesome hadith is the following. A woman came to the prophet and asked for purification (by being punished for her sin). He told her to go away and seek God’s forgiveness. She persisted four times and admitted that she was pregnant as a result of fornication. He told her to wait until she had given birth. Then he said that the Mus-lim community should wait until she had weaned her child. When the day arrived for the child to take solid food, Muhammad handed the child over to the community and ordered the woman’s death by stoning….(Afterwards) the prophet prayed over her dead body and then buried her. Truthfully, how ef-fective was the prayer when Muhammad and his community murdered her in cold blood? They should have forgiven her and let her go to raise her child. Even if some Muslim apologists today do not accept these hadiths, then they still have to answer why the true God would send down the harsh punishment of lashing in the Quran (Sura 24:2), when the New Testament says nothing about this. Christians should therefore rightly reject this verse, for Christ forgave the woman caught in adultery and told her to go and sin no more (John 8:1-11). He showed us the better way and taught the will of the true God.” “Thus, cruel violence sits at the heart of early Islam—in Muhammad’s life and in his Quran. Islam is therefore not the religion of peace.”
Response: The Qur’an is not Mohammad’s. It is not Mohammad who commands lashing in the Qur’an. Allāh “commands” lashing.
Is lashing a “harsh punishment” than killing, stoning to death and burning as the Bible commands? (see Islam-apostasy). That “Christians should therefore rightly reject this verse” of Qur’an 24:2, is amusing –Christians already reject the Qur’an.
That the Prophet carried out stoning when the Qur’an requires lashing. The Qur’an was revealed over a period of twenty-three years; during this long period, unless he received Divine Revelation in the matter, the Prophet followed the teachings of the Bible, which requires stoning the adulterer, as well as stoning/death of the unchaste bride, the apostate the blasphemer and the homosexuals; which Biblical laws were abrogated by the Qur'an.
Regarding the woman under discussion. It is evident that this stoning was carried out before the revelation to give lashes. The Prophet Mohammad taught according to the Qur’an–(Qur’an 10:15; 21:45; 46:9; 53:3-4). As the hadith shows the Prophet Mohammad gave the woman all chances to avoid being stoned to death. It may be added that even if she had not returned after giving birth the Prophet would hardly have sought her out.
Clearly, the Prophet was pestered into having her stoned. It is either ignorance of his Scripture or unbridled bigotry for the Christian critic to blame Mohammad for what the Biblical/Christian God/”Jesus” commanded.
Whereas the Bible (and the Christian’s God, Jesus) requires stoning to death, the Christian states, “Amazingly, (Qur’an) 24:2 exhorts the accusers and judges not to let compassion keep them from carrying out God’s law.”
Did God/”Jesus” allow the Biblical followers to “let compassion keep them from carrying out God’s law” in killing the homosexuals; blasphemers; apostates and the damsel who does not bleed on her wedding night, etc? In fact, even if a woman should hold the genitals of another man her hand is to be cut off and without compassion to her; here is what the Bible/” Jesus” decreed: “When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the SECRETS (genitals): Then thou shalt CUT OFF HER HAND, thine eye shall NOT pity her”–(Deut. 25:11-12).
Regarding the hadith under discussion. The woman was GUILTY and executed, as per her own request, according to the dictates of the “Christian’s” God.
Rather than condemn Mohammad for applying this law of God, the Christian should condemn his God/”Jesus” of the Bible for subjecting the INNOCENT Jesus to the “gruesome” and “harsh punishment” of being scourged, nailed to a “cross,” lanced and murdered for the sins of Adam, and asking his God/”Jesus” why He did not just “forgive” Adam and told him to “go and sin no more”
Regarding Answering Islam: “Truthfully, how effective was the prayer when Muhammad and his community murdered her in cold blood? They should have forgiven her and let her go to raise her child.”
Response: As the hadith shows the woman came to the Prophet confessing to adultery and seeking to be purified through stoning to death. (That Jesus forgave the adulteress in the Gospel will be addressed shortly).
That Mohammad prayed for the woman after she was stoned. Mohammad even prayed for his dead enemy; and would have prayed seventy-times-seven if he knew his enemy would be forgiven.16 Such was the expanse of the mercy and magnanimity of this wonderful man Mohammad. And he had to, considering he was sent to be a mercy to all creatures and to all nations–(Qur’an 7:158; 13:7; 21:107 34:28).
Islam teaches that regardless of how wicked a Muslim is his brother and sister Muslims are to offer funeral prayer for him/ her. Unlike Christ who never prayed for anyone, but rather told people to “let the dead bury their dead;”17 but that is not unexpected considering that he considered non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” (which are regarded as the lowest of creations) and preached in parables so they would not understand and be saved;18 Jesus had no regard for dumb, innocent swine either, filling them with “about two thousand” devils causing them to drown and a loss of property to the owners/herders.19 (Please note, this is the Christian’s Jesus. For the Muslim’s Jesus read the Qur’an).
If Mohammad carrying out the laws of God is ‘cold-blooded murder’ then. according to this Christian indictment the Biblical prophets, Moses, Joshua etc; (as noted above) who slew every-thing that breathed and even gored the fetus were the most horrendous ‘cold-blooded murderers’ in Scriptural history. And as the Christians claim that Jesus is God then this Christian critic of Islam need to indict Jesus as the first “Hitler” for commanding these ‘cold-blooded murders’ of the innocent (fetus and all), and “all that breathed.”
As to the Christian’s question, “how effective was the prayer” of Mohammad for the woman? We will have to wait for Judgment Day to know; just as Christians will have to wait for Judgment Day to know if Christ really went to “prepare” a place for them in heaven or if he went to Kashmir (in contrast to Muslims who already know Allāh has reserved jannah/paradise for us) (see Jesus-18 missing years; Jesus-second coming).
Christian’s claim that Jesus forgave the adulteress is baseless–(John 8:1-11). Strangely, there is no mention of the man with whom the woman is said to have committed adultery. Neither did the woman confess to nor deny the charge, nor was she asked if the charge against her was true. (Some justice!) The Christian apologist(s) can daub all the paint they want and as thick as they want but no amount of white-wash can obliterate the indelible truth: Jesus was a Jew who came to, and upheld, the Mosaic Law20 and explicitly instructed his followers to “observe and do” whatever the “scribes and Pharisees” bid them to do, because they sit in Moses’ seat21 –and the scribes and Pharisees taught the Mosaic Law, which includes putting to death apostates, blasphemers, homosexuals and adulterers as well as the damsel who does not bleed on her wedding night as she has no “tokens of virginity” (and the hymen can rupture by factor(s) other than sexual intercourse, in which event she would be wrongly killed for not bleeding)– and directed them that the only way to heaven is to follow the Mosaic Law22 (until the coming of the Comforter who will guide them into “all truth;” and as the Comforter would guide into “all truth” the Bible would become OBSOLETE). And two of the Mosaic teachings are to take an eye for an eye, and to stone the adulterer/ adulteress. Jesus could not be said to have abrogated these Mosaic laws and yet tell his followers to observe them. It would be a contradiction –Jesus’ turn the other cheek23 and that the one who is without sin to cast a stone at the adulteress do not abrogate the Mosaic teachings of an eye for an eye24 and to stone those guilty of adultery.25 To give the “other cheek” is not applicable to infractions against cardinal laws. Jesus’ give the “other cheek” and to forgive seventy-times seven were meant to reform his people into being more tolerant of one another (and his mission was only for Jews). However, if any aggrieved Jew would have demanded “an eye” in turn from his transgressor Jesus would have had no choice but to apply the law which he came to, and vowed to, uphold.
If the woman was guilty and Christ did not stone her then Christ had simply failed to enforce the law of God. Jesus telling the Scribes and Pharisees, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her,” does not mean Jesus forgave her or that this statement abrogated the law of stoning. To say that the law of stoning was abrogated because no man is without sin and therefore no one would be able to “cast a stone,” it would have been pointless for God to have given such a law that man could not have carried out. Further, there was no case to begin with, the woman’s accusers had all left without “condemning” her. Jesus, rightly, as he had no evidence in the matter, could not condemn her either; him telling the woman to “go, and sin no more,” is not a reflection that a sin (adultery) was committed. While this may be the best advice that Jesus could have given, it certainly wasn’t “forgiveness.”
Aside from that, not only did the Jews not accept Jesus, Jesus was in no official capacity to execute judgment in the matter, and, therefore the case should have been decided by the very Scribes and Pharisees that brought the woman to Jesus. Jesus must have known that they were “tempting him that they might have to accuse him,” as John 8:6 says, and was only being clever with them in saying “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” It would have been interesting to note Jesus’ response if the Scribes and Pharisees had said to him that, since he, Jesus, was without sin, for him to first cast a stone at her.
3. Answering Islam notes: “Muhammad in his Quran permits husbands to beat their wives.”
The Christian critic quoted a hadith from Bokhari: “The hadith says that Muslim women in the time of Muhammad were suf-fering from domestic violence in the context of confusing marriage laws: Bukhari reports this incident about the wives in the early Muslim community in the context of marital confusion and an odd remarriage law: Rifa'a divorced his wife whereupon 'AbdurRahman bin Az-Zubair Al-Qurazi married her. 'Aisha said that the lady (came), wearing a green veil (and complained to her (Aisha) of her husband and showed her a green spot on her skin caused by beating). It was the habit of ladies to support each other, so when Allah's Apostle came, 'Aisha said, "I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women. Look! Her skin is greener than her clothes!" (Bukhari, emphasis added). This hadith shows Muhammad hitting his girl-bride, Aisha (see rule no. 1, below), daughter of Abu Bakr, his right-hand Companion: "He [Muhammad] struck me [Aisha] on the chest which caused me pain." (Muslim no. 2127). Thus, domestic violence sits at the heart of early Islam—in the life of Muhammad and his Quran. Islam is therefore not the religion of peace.”
Response: The Qur'an is NOT Mohammad's; it is Allah's. For wife-beating please see Islam-wife-beating/chastisement.
The first hadith, that of Bokhari, as the critic points out, was of “early Muslim community,” when perhaps the Islamic laws on marriage was not yet revealed. The Islamic marriage laws are the same now as they were in the Seventh century, and there is no “marital confusion” in them. Not to minimize the “beating” of wife but it is rather strange that this woman had only “a” green “spot” on her skin if she was brutalized as the Christian is trying to project.
In the second hadith (Muslim 2127). The Prophet, believing ‘Aisha was asleep, left quietly to go to the cemetery to make supplication for the deceased. Aisha, thinking that he was going to another of his wife, secretly followed the Prophet. Afterwards, she hurried back into bed so that the Prophet would not discover her. But her heavy breathing from her running betrayed her. Whereupon she told the Prophet the truth. (The hadith continues) “He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain. (Clearly, this striking could hardly be taken as one of beating or to cause injury even though it caused her pain; it is obviously a reflexive action when two people are talking and oneis somewhat disappointed. The rest of the story confirms this): and then (he, the Prophet) said: Did you think Allāh and His Apostle will deal unjustly with you. (Clearly this answer shows that the prophet was disappointed that ‘Aisha believed he would sneak away to another of his wives when it was her turn to be with him, and thus may have gestured in disbelief with his hand and caught her on the chest. The Prophet informed her that Gabriel came to him with Divine instructions to go and pray for the “inhabitants of Baqi’” and explained his reason for not waking her. The narration ended with ‘Aisha saying): I said: Messenger of Allāh, how should I pray for them (how should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allāh have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you.”
Clearly, any person with a shred of intelligence can discern that this hadith is not a case of wife-beating or of “domestic violence.” That the Prophet never beat any of his wives is evidenced from this hadith, in which Bokhari records a long narration in which ‘Umar’s wife told him that his daughter, Hafsa, “argues with Allāh’s Apostle (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) so much that he remains angry for a full day.” Whereupon ‘Umar went to Hafsa who admitted, “we argue with him.” To which her father advised her “Don’t be betrayed by the one who is proud of her beauty because of the love of Allah’s Apostle (peace be on him) for her (i.e. ‘Aisha).” (Bokhari, Vol. 6, # 435). It is doubtful that ‘Aisha and Hafsa would have “argued” with the Prophet and to the extent that “he remains angry for a full day” if he was beating them.
4. Answering Islam wrote: “Muhammad in his Quran commands that the hands of male or female thieves should be cut off. 5:38 Suffice it to say here, Christ never endorsed this. And Paul the Apostle says that thieves should work with their hands in order to share with those in need, not get their hand cut off (Ephesians 4:28). So Paul excels Muhammad. Thus, harsh and excessive punitive violence sits at the heart of early Islam—in Muhammad’s life and in the Quran. Islam is therefore not the religion of peace”
Response: (See Islam-amputation/dismemberment). The Bible commands death for the thief (shown later). Briefly, while Allāh prescribes dismem-berment for theft He says in the next verse: “But whoever repents after his wrongdoing and reforms, Allah will turn to him (mercifully). Surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful”–(Qur’an 5: 39). This verse shows that, (unless there is rampant thievery in society) if the thief repents and REFORMS he is not to be dis-membered. (Those who steal because of hunger is not to be dismembered). Dismemberment is only for the incorrigible offen-der; and also on the value of the item.
Further, using as precedent the case of the murderer who can be forgiven by his victim’s relations–(Qur’an 2:178; 4:92), thieves may also be forgiven by their victims. Thus the thief has two chances of being spared: by turning himself in and by coming to some terms with his victim.
On the obverse, while the Christian criticizes the Qur’an for “dismembering the person for “looting” what is not his, his Bible (and as Christians say Jesus is God then Jesus) decrees that his followers cut off the hand of the woman who grabs another mans genitals, even though she tries to help her husband from possibly being killed by his adversary: “When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the SECRETS (genitals): Then thou shalt CUT OFF HER HAND, thine eye shall NOT pity her”–(Deut. 25:11-12).
So “Christian” ladies if your husband is about to be killed by his adversary/ assailant and you have no other means of helping him but by “taking him by the secrets” you have the choice of letting him be killed or have your hand “cut off.” (Though the choice might not be difficult if you want to collect insurance payoff, or get out of a bad marriage seeing that only the man is allowed to put away his wife,26 or if you would like to remarry and not want to be labeled an “adulteress”: “For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth….So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an ADULTERESS”–Romans 7:2-3).
And as “Paul the Apostle says that thieves should work with their hands in order to share with those in need, not get their hand cut off” and as the Biblical God/”Jesus” decrees that a woman’s hand be cut off for trying to save her husband from his assailant (which is no crime compared to thievery) therefore “Paul excels” the Biblical God (who is said to be Jesus). “Thus, harsh and excessive punitive violence sits at the heart of” Chris-tianity –in Jesus’ “life and in the” Bible.
Further, that “thieves should work with their hands in order to share with those in need, not get their hand cut off;” Islam gives the thief two chances at saving his hand. But what to with chronic thieves, those who sleep and laze and lax in the day and at nights prey on the sweat of law-abiding, industrious citizens? Build more and bigger jails to feed house and clothe them with tax-payers money (some of whom may very well be the victims of these thieves, and who may not have enough for themselves and families, while their attackers get three meals, recreation, study-time and even conjugal visits. Some these thieves (and other criminals) once released may even commit more and bigger thefts and even other crimes, including rape –what are they going to do, put me in a bigger jail?– just to get back in the pen).
While, it may be argued that the Islamic state will also have to take care of the dismembered thief. While it is doubtful that the thief would steal again and risk losing his other hand or a foot, there are quite a few things a one-handed person can do to earn at least part of his keep, rather than him being a complete pest on society and even on his victims and/or the victim’s families.
The argument that jailing criminals –such as murderers, instead of executing them– gives them time to remorse over their crime is hogwash. A survey should be done to find out how many are remorseful, and how many would (and did return) to commit murder and even other crimes. More and bigger jails are only a sluice that sucks away from society its invaluable finances that could be used for the betterment of its decent, law-abiding, and industrious members.
As stated, the Bible (and as Christians say Jesus is God then Jesus) requires that a thief not only lose his hand but his life as well: “If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that THIEF SHALL DIE” –Deut. 24:7. Though the Christian’s God/”Jesus” allows the selling of other children into slavery: “And I will SELL your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall SELL them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it”–(Joel 3:8).
So who are you following Jesus or Paul?
5. Answering Islam: “Muhammad in his Quran commands death or the cutting off of hands and feet for fighting and corrupting the land. 5:33 Indeed, the punishment of those who fight Allah and His Messenger and who go around corrupting the land is to be killed, crucified, have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, or to be banished from the land. That is a disgrace for them in this life, and in the life to come theirs will be a terrible punishment. 34 Except for those who repent before you overpower them. Know, then, that Allah is All-Forgiving, Merciful. (Majid Fakhry, An Interpretation of the Quran, New York: NYUP, 2000, 2004).” (Highlight added).
Response: What head of State would tolerate insurrection and mischief in his land? What decent citizens would tolerate those who make unwarranted insurrection against the State and terror-ize and plunder the land, and would not welcome severe forms of punishment to minimize or eradicate such mischiefs?
Today we have America and Allies even going thousands of miles from their borders –and Iraq and Talibans did not even transgress against America or Allies– to pursue and/or forestall (as they say) possible crimes against them in their lands and/or to bring order in other people’s lands. Why, recently, Canada even invested some billion dollars just to prevent simple and peaceful demonstrators from “sloganing” the G8-G20 heads-of-state. And America is blowing millions, if not billions, building “drones” to kill people in far away lands
Islam teaches that there are times to give the “other cheek“ and times to “take an eye.” Allāh tells us: “And there is life for you in retaliation, O men of understanding, that you may guard yourselves”–(Qur’an 2:179). Incorrigible offenders are to be removed if society is to have safety of life and liberty, and security of person. Even non-Muslim nations and individuals are cognizant of this indelible truth.
As it is better for a man to dismember his offensive limb to preserve the health of his other parts, how much more appro-priate it is that the cancer of society be excised to maintain the moral health of society. The Toronto Star on Wednesday March 16, 1994, in its “Insight” section reported in an article titled “Building a new feudal society” by Adam Pertman, that: “More and more Americans are paying for their own protection. They're putting up castle walls–and gates, guards and missile launchers.” Residents use from “moat,” “drawbridge,” “maze of gated streets” to “underground projectile-launching device” for securety. According to one researcher, as the article noted, in certain places “gated communities are becoming the norm in new construction…” Criminals roam the streets freely and decent citizens suffer self-imprisonment.
And what does the Bible (and as Christians claim the Jesus is God, what does Jesus) says about the opposition? Here’s what the Christian’s God/”Jesus” commands:
“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); “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); “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).
Since the above deals with people of other cities not making peace with the “Godly” state imagine what is to be done to those “enemies” within its walls that do not want to be at peace; here is what the Christian’s God/ “Jesus” commanded: “He that is not with me is against me”(though people can be neutral); “But those mine ene-mies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (though the ene-mies might not militate against him)–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27). If these two declarations of Jesus were to be implemented some five billion people in the world who do not accept Jesus as Divine and vicarious atoner would be slaughtered. Non-Christians are to go down on their hands and knees and foreheads and thank Allāh God that Christianity is not lording them. Perhaps these are the verses that inspired the popes to bless the murderous Crusades).
To restate the verse under discussion: “Indeed, the punishment of those who fight Allah and His Messenger and who go around corrupting the land is to be killed, crucified, have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, or to be banished from the land. That is a disgrace for them in this life, and in the life to come theirs will be a terrible punishment. 34 Except for those who repent before you overpower them. Know, then, that Allah is All-Forgiving, Merciful.”
Note well the verse also grants forgiveness (and thus no punishment) for those who repent –Allāh, the Merciful, always have His door open for reform– before they are captured: Except for those who repent before you overpower them.
This statement belies the Christian’s claim that this is a “gruesome law,” and that “Muhammad tortured people.” On the contrary this “forgiveness” and even to violent and savage criminals enthrones Islam as the religion of peace. Islam is such a religion of peace that Muslims are to make peace even in the face of possible deception by the enemy: “And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it…And if they intend to deceive thee, then surely Allāh is sufficient for thee…” –(Qur’an 8:61-62). Islam allows only defensive fighting–(Qur’an 2:190; 8:39; 22:39; 60:8-9).
Contrastingly, as Christianity slays enemies who are against its rule (even though these “opposers” and “neutrals” may not militate against it) it is Christianity, as the above verses show, that has “gruesome law,” and “gruesome violence (that) sits at the heart of” it; thus Christianity “is therefore not a religion of peace.”
And, if it is “torture” to dismember and crucify the incorrigible menaces of society so as to serve as a deterrent to others and allow decent citizens free and safe intercourse –and which deterrent perhaps many non-Muslims would welcome in their societies– there could not be a worse torture than to have a “meek” and innocent man (Jesus) scourged, nailed to a cross, gored, and “crucified”? Thus it is Christianity that engages in “torture.”
It is not barbarism to take measures to safeguard the well-being of society. Those who are brazen enough to transgress are to have no complaints against the consequences. Even Christ had his followers sell their coats and buy swords to safe-guard him against his persecutors while he prayed: “he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one; and this was no metaphorical sword as Christians like to parade; metaphorical swords do not cut literal ear, and which ear Jesus healed: “And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and CUT OFF his right ear….And he (Jesus) touched his ear, and HEALED him”–(Luke 22:36-51. Christians are notorious for giving metaphorical meanings to literal statements and literal meanings to Jesus’ metaphorical expressions such as “I and my father are one” See Jesus-as God).
Whereas the Christian denigrates Allāh/Islam/Mohammad for taking drastic measures to curb unwarranted insurrection against the State –and there is no system that is more equitable and just than Shari’ah– and stemming the tide of banditry in the land, the Christian’s God/”Jesus” commands DEATH to people just for having sex between themselves –and even consensual sex at that:
-(Judah, a founder of one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, order-ed that Tamarr, his daughter-in-law with whom he unwittingly had sex) that for her “whoredom”: “Bring her forth and let her be BURNT”–(Gen. 38:24); “And the daughter of any priest, if she profane herself by playing the whore, she profaneth her father, (what about the mother, did God forget about her?): she shall be BURNT WITH FIRE”–(Lev. 21:9);
-“But if…the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then…the men of her city shall STONE HER WITH STONES THAT SHE DIE: because she had wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house” (And a “virgin” may not bleed because her hymen can rupture by means other than sex; thus she would be stoned unjustly)–(Deut. 22:20-21. Notably, the man with whom the damsel played the “whore” is not stoned. Some justice!)
-“the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to DEATH”–(Deut. 20:10-12);
-“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman (homosexuals), both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to DEATH; their blood shall be upon them”–Deut. 20:13).
-DEATH for the “firstling of an ass” –a helpless and blameless animal that had no say in the kingdom or order in which it was born; God/”Jesus” commands that– that is not redeemed with a lamb to “break his neck”: “All that openeth the matrix (womb) is mine….But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb : and if thou redeem him not, then thou shalt BREAK HIS NECK”–(Exod. 34:20);
-punishes children for their parents “whoredoms”–(Num. 14:33 -34. Also Rev. 2:20-23);
The Christian’s God (”Jesus”) delights in decapitation; He ordered that idol-worshippers, whom the Israelites had joined, to be beheaded: “And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab, And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods…And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses. Take all the HEADS of the people, and HANG them up before the Lord against the SUN, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye EVERYONE his men that were joined unto Baalpeor. And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses….And when Phinehas (the grandson of Aaron) saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the WOMAN through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were TWENTY AND FOUR THOUSAND ….and the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Phinehas…hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy”–(Num. 25:1-11).
(While a person may be prohibited from religious rituals due to ceremonial impurities) The Christian’s God (”Jesus”) pro-hibits the descendants of Aaron (and probably all other men) that has a physical disability from making offering to Him at his “altar”; God instructed Moses to tell Aaron: “For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach: a blind man, or a lame, or he that hath a flat nose, or anything super-fluous, Or a man that is broken-footed or broken-handed, Or crooked-back, or a dwarf, or that hath a blemish in his eye, or be scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones broken; No man that hath a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire: he hath a BLEMISH; he shall NOT COME nigh to offer the bread of his God….he shall not go in unto the vail (or go behind the veil/curtain), nor come night unto the altar, because he hath a BLEMISH; that he PROFANE not my sanctuaries: for I the Lord do sanctify them”–(Lev. 21:16-23. These “blemishes” may not be self-inflicted, and some of them may have been birth defects.
Contrast this teaching to Mohammad’s who had the “blind” Ibn Makhtum pray as well as give the call to prayer. The only thing the blind is prohibited from in Islam is to lead others in prayer, on account that he might not be able to properly clean himself.
6. Answering Islam: “Muhammad in his Quran promises sensuous Gardens for martyrs dying in a military holy war.
Throughout the Quran, Muhammad promises the men in his fledgling Muslim community that if they die fighting for Allah and for him, Allah will reward them with a "virgin-rich" Garden (Suras 44:51-56; 52:17-29; 55:46-78)….“ Christ’s "Martyrdom" on the cross opens the way to heaven so that Christians do not have to die in a holy war to reach heaven. Thus, deadly, ‘hea-venly violence’ sits at the heart of early Islam—in Muhammad’s life and in the Quran. Islam is therefore not the religion of peace.”
Response: (There was no “Martyrdom” of Christ! see inherited sin to ascension). (The Qur’an in NOT Mohammad’s, it is Allāh’s, God’s. Mohammad did NOT promise his men anything, Allāh did!)
It is perhaps correct to say that life (with good health) is the most prized of all human possessions. Without life nothing is of any use to him/her. Every believer in God strives for a reward in the Hereafter with the expectation that this reward is better than what earthly life can offer. A soldier who is killed in the service of his country is posthumously awarded the highest decoration that his country can offer.
Shovel treasures into storehouses in heaven, Jesus says. and the ultimate treasure a devotee of God can shovel into heaven is his most prized possession, his life, in the service of God. And the Islamic concept of service to God is the “striving” against evil/ injustice –striving in the way of truth and justice, which Jihad is. As Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din wrote: “War becomes righteous when waged in the interests of love for man and love for God, Who does not wish to see His creatures oppressed by the tyranny of others….love sometimes assumes a stern shape, and deals in harsh methods. But these expressions of true love should not be devised by the human mind –mediaeval days had had enough of that from the self-styled wardens of the human conscience; it should appear under the dictates of God.”27
Never mind the wars of the Bible to slaughter wholesale and occupy lands and take only female captives; never mind the Crusaders –blessed by the “vicars of Christ”– seeking heaven in Jesus Christ’s dictates, “He that is not with me is against me,”28 “Those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me”29
If you believe that all wars are evil tell that to the Allies of World War II for their fight against Hitler; tell that to the French who was liberated from German occupation; tell that to the Jews (and their families) who were rescued from concentration camps. (The historian can perhaps find more examples).
Jihad, which is the striving in the way of Allāh, God, against all forms of evil is the best of striving, and giving one’s life in this service is the greatest of sacrifices, and residence in Allāh’s, God’s, eternal Gardens is the highest of rewards.
(As noted above, Jesus says: “He that is not with me is against me” and ”Those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” Jesus regarded Gentiles as “dogs” and “swine”–(Matt. 7:6; 15:26). Here we have people, who are the “image” of God, some of whom may be God-fearing and otherwise humanitarian, are insulted because of their nationality. 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. Talk about catch-66). That a person “is not” with Jesus does not necessarily mean that 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 the sense that they would ridicule him). A person or country can be neutral. As noted, Jesus required that his enemies be brought to him and slain. If such a view – “He that is not with me is against me”– was to be implemented, the Jews, of whom the majority do not believe in him, as well as the atheists who do not believe in him, and are not allowing his rule, these would logically be considered as being “against” him and thus, his “enemies;” and since Jesus directed that all his “enemies” be slain, millions will have to be slain Factor in the Hindus, and Muslims who do not accept him as Divine and vicarious atoner then some six billion people would have to be slaughtered. It is Christians and the Christian’s Bible and God and son of God that“incite killing” of others).
7. Answering Islam: (a)“Christ never, ever engaged in such violence. For example, he never assassinated opponents, whip-ped adulterers, cut off the hands of thieves, or launched his own Crusades (what the Medieval Europeans did is not foundational to Christianity). Christ expresses the love of God. Therefore, Christians and all fair-minded persons have the right to question whether the true God would reveal the Quran when it contains such violent verses that conveniently support Muhammad’s violence, whereas the New Testament does not have such violence.” (Highlight added).
Response: Christ’s ministry was a meager three years, in which he moved freely from one place to the next, preaching and lambasting the Jews as “vipers” etc; and the people of Capernaum Chorazin and Bethsaida; and even booting the bird-sellers and money-changers from the Synagogue.
Contrastingly, for twenty grueling years Mohammad was persecuted, besieged, under the shadow of the assassin’s blade, exiled, pursued, and warred upon.
However, Christ, as this page shows, commanded ‘violence;’ more-so as “God.” There is no “violent” verses in the Qur’an. Waging war to end injustice is not “violence.”(Please see item #1).
That “Christ expresses the love of God.” This is hilarious! While Christ loved his people, Jews; it is not love to regard others as “dogs” ands “swine” and to preach in parables so these “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and be converted and saved. It is naked bigotry and hatred! (See Jesus-loves us, God is love).
Answering Islam (b). “Second, Muslims believe that the New Testament is corrupted, whereas the Quran is inerrant. Even if we assume only for the sake of argument that these claims are true (but they actually are not), then why would reasonable seekers of the truth prefer the "pure" but violence-filled Quran over the "corrupted" but peaceful New Testament?”
Response:There is no “violence” in the Qur’an; only self-de-fense fighting. There is violence in the Bible; and even in his sparse three-year ministry Christ advocated violence that, if applied,” would stretch to the Resurrection: “He that is not with me is against me;” “Those mine enemies that…….” “I am not come to send peace….” “I am come to give division……”
That the Bible is “corrupted” is “factually” correct; and admitted to even by Christians. Moreover, the Gospels are four books “according to” Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; not “according to” Jesus and God; and they are the “King James Version” not Jesus’ or God’s “Version”
Briefly, even the Bible/God admits that it is adulterated: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, THE LYING PEN OF THE SCRIBES HAS MADE IT INTO A LIE”–(Jeremiah 8:8. New American Standard Bible, 1985 edition).
And in his booklet Is the Bible God’s Word? (p.13) Ahmed Deedat notes that in their Awake magazine of September 8, 1957, headlined “50,000 Errors in the Bible?” Jehovah’s Witnesses note 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.” (Does God reveal errors?)
Jehovah’s Witnesses admit:
“…THE ORIGINAL TEXT OF THE CHRISTIAN GREEK SCRIPTURES (1) HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH, THE SAME AS THE TEXT OF THE LXX (2) HAS BEEN.”*
These are not matters for dispute they are “God’s” and Chris-tian’s findings. In fact, the Bible –Old and New Testament– is not only “corrupted” it is OBSOLETE. (See Bible corrupt & obsolete).
* (1) New Testament, (2) "LXX" meaning seventy, is the J W's (Jehovah’s Witnesses) alternative title of the Old Testament–Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word, p. 24.
Answering Islam (c) “Third, since Muhammad who claims divine guidance is so wrong about practical matters, why should we believe him about theoretical matters like the deity of Christ and the Trinity, both of which he denies? Clearly, he was not divinely guided in practical matters because the true God would not degrade religion by endorsing such gruesome violence six hundred years after Christ came—the historical span is critical. Christ and the New Testament do not have even one example of such violence. Again, if Muhammad first fails the down-to-earth test, then he likely fails the theological or theoretical test—we have no reason to believe him in such high doctrines, especially since he was no theologian and his revelations are now empirically suspect.”
Response: As shown so far Mohammad is NOT “wrong about practical matters.”(For more of Mohammad’s/Allāh’s truth about practical matters see Qur’an-prophecies; Qur’an-science).
Mohammad did not deny “the deity of Christ and the Trinity;” Allāh revealed that these beliefs are lies/falsehood and blasphemies. Intelligent and thinking people reject Trinity and deity of Christ. Even some Christians do. Some Christians even reject “virgin” birth of Jesus as well as inherited sin.
Regarding the Christian’s claim that “Christ and the New Testament do not have even one example of such violence” (as there is in Mohammad and the Qur’an).
Response: First. As shown there is NO “violence” in Mohammad and the Qur’an. Fighting to eradicate evil and injustice is not “violence” it is a requirement. Society can only be free when criminality is eliminated.
That there is no violence in “Christ and the New Testament.” Christ was a Jew who followed the Old Testament. And the Old Testament has more examples of “violence” than all the Scriptures that claim Divine origin. Thus, not only does “Christ and the New Testament” pregnant with “violence” but (putting aside his declaration that he came not to send peace but sword and fire and division) Christ’s declarations that those who are not with him is against him and to slay his enemies opposed to his rule have enough “violence” to take us all the way to the Resur-rection and back. After all the Christian’s God is a “man of WAR”: “The Lord is a man of war”–(Exodus 15:3). And as Christians claim that Jesus is God then Jesus is a “MAN OF WAR.”
Regarding Answering Islam’s, Mohammad “was no theologian and his revelations are now empirically suspect.”
Response:One can deny Mohammad and the Qur’an but no one can dispute/refute Mohammad’s claim to Divine Messen-gership and the Qur’an as Divine Revelation. In fact, of all the claimant’s to Divine Messengership, Jesus included, Mohammad is the only one who can substantiate his claim –the Qur’an with its prophecies, scientific pronouncements and its inimitability are his proofs.
Moreover, given the conjectures surrounding Jesus –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”30–but for Mohammad/the Qur’an Jesus may long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends. It is the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad that is keeping Jesus alive, and not only keeping him alive and in his true capacity –a prophet of God sent only for Jews– but has also cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies hurled onto them by Jewish Father(s) –that Jesus was a “bastard” and Mary was an “adulteress”– and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one and one-half billion Muslims (and count-ing, as Islam spirits on inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed to prevail over all religions–Qur’an 9:33; 48:28; 61:9)
It is rather amusing that this Christian critic claims that the Divine revelations given to Mohammad are now “empirically suspect” (SUSPECT mind you, not proven; and CANNOT be proven as human). Yet the Christian follows a Book (Bible –Old and New Testament) that is proven to be written by man; and he follows doctrines that have no Divine foundation, no prophetic foundation, no logical foundation, and repugnant to reason. And in fact which Bible is now OBSOLETE and his God/Son of God is REDUNDANT. (See Jesus-redundant no ransom).
BLIND FAITH MAY BE BLISSFUL
BUT IT IS NO PASSPORT TO PARADISE!
Answering Islam: (d) “Fourth, nominal Christians who no longer take their faith seriously, but who are tempted to convert to Islam, must stop to think a second time. Christ the Son of God demonstrates the love of God (Matt. 3:16-17), not the wrath of an ordinary, self-described human messenger (Sura 3:144). Why would they trade in the religion of God’s peace and love for Allah’s human religion of violence?
Response:T he above alone (not including other materials on this site) has proven that the claim that Christianity is the “religion of God’s peace” is not only wild talk but claptrap!
Matthew 3:16-17 states that after Jesus was baptized (God/Son of God needs to be baptized; and to eat butter and honey so as to be able to distinguish between evil and good): “the heavens were opened (???) unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (luckily there was no falcon/hawk around), and lighting upon him: And lo, “A” voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
What makes Christians think that this “A” voice was the voice of God and not the voice of Satan? Jesus, this “son of God” (and even God himself as Christians say Jesus is God) says about God: “Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape”–(John 5:37). How then Matthew, Mark, Luke and John claim that this “voice” was God’s? (See Allah and Jesus or Paul).
Given the conjectures surrounding Jesus –as to whether Jesus is God or only son of God; whether the Trinity is from God or from Satan; whether Jesus died for inherited sin or for committed sin; whether he was killed, buried, and raised or not killed; whether he was real or phantom; and whether he was born or only “appeared in human form” and whether his birth was “virginal” or “mechanical” –is it any wonder that for two thousand years Christians are wandering in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion about Jesus and his mission?
Christians do not even know the name of their God –saying it is Jehovah or Yahweh; even Jews, the recipient of the Ten Commandments, is said to have forgotten the name of God. (See Jehovah does not exist; Christians Praying For Muslims).
And this is the “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion and false doctrines that Christians are spending millions if not billions to have Muslims and others follow. As stated, only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and unGodly crucifix.
The “nominal Christians” who accept Islam are the wise ones who will inherit Heaven, the self-styled “educated” and “devout” ones will be in Hell “wailing and gnashing (their) teeth” for making man equal with God and for ascribing to God injustice and making Him complicit in murder –Divinity of Jesus, inherited sin and vicarious atonement.
Answering Islam: (e) “Fifth, fanatical Muslims today are simply carrying on their prophet’s mission. Why should we be surprised if they want to conquer the West, in order to impose Allah’s will on non-Islamic societies?”
Response: Doesn’t the Church/Christians want to “conquer the” East (and the world), flooding it with the mythical blood and body of Jesus Christ? (spiritual cannibalism). And Christianity has nothing intelligent to offer the world except this mythical blood of Jesus Christ, a seat in the pew of paganism and illogical and unGodly doctrines. (See Allah and Jesus or Paul; Jesus-pagan passion play).
Muslims do not have to “conquer” anywhere to impose the will of Allāh. The heavens’ and the earth already belong to Allāh –in fact, everything and every person in creation are already bowing to the will of Allāh (see All People Are Muslims).
Mohammad’s (and Muslims) duty was/is only to deliver the Divine Message. If the “West” had not covet Muslim’s lands and oil there would not have been a “9/11 and “Crusades” against the West. (See Palestine and Islam-terrorism).
Islam will be the dominant religion by virtue of its Divine allure of reason. Any person that governs his faith by reason, as the Divine requires, will have no option but to follow Islam: “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); “Call to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the best manner. Surely thy Lord knows best him who strays from His path, and He knows best those who go aright”–((Qur’an 16:125).
Blind Faith is no passport to paradise
Reason is the door to God.
Answering Islam: (f) “Sixth, as noted in the introduction to this article, Muslim apologists who have access to the national media and who constantly assert that Islam is the religion of peace must stop misleading unsuspecting Westerners. Factually, Islam is not the religion of peace. True, it had peaceful moments, but not for very long. Muhammad sent out or went out on seventy-four expeditions, raids, and wars in only ten years (622-632), most of which were violent.”
Response: (Mohammad and raiding parties already dealt with, see Mohammad-Jews & raiding parties).
Muslims are not misleading Westerners that Islam is the religion of peace; if they think so they can research Islam on their own (rather than take their information from the media).
On the observe, it is the Church/Christians that are misleading not only Westerners but the entire world that mankind inherited sin from Adam/Eve; that God sent Jesus to be murdered for this non-existent sin; that Jesus is Divine; and that Christianity is love and egalitarian; and that Jesus-loves us, God is love.
Islam has proven itself to be the “religion of peace” and the Religion of love and mercy
Answering Islam: (g) “Seventh, western civilization must never accept the lie that Muhammad’s life, the Quran, and sharia (the law derived from the hadith and the Quran) are benefits to society. Rather, Islam represents many gigantic steps backwards, culturally and socially. One of the most tragic events in the wes-tern world in recent years—and one of the most underreported—is the existence of an Islamic court in Canada. Muslims are pushing for a sharia divorce court in Australia, as well. The Canadian government should promptly shut it down, and Australia should never allow one. And such a court must never be allowed to exist here in the US or elsewhere in the West. Sharia does not benefit society, bluntly stated.” (Highlight added).
Response: That “Islam represents many gigantic steps backwards, culturally and socially.”
The Qur'an/Islam teaches that Allah created man to have mercy on him; raised prophets among all people; made us into different tribes and colours that we may know one another; not to trans-gress and to give justice even if it be against one’s self, etc; extricated women from the bog of serfdom in which Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity had her mired for thousands of years and gives her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to paradise; rescued daughters from the grave of infanticide, liberated slaves, ennobled orphans, and brought light to the world while “Christianity,” six hundred years senior to Islam, was yet running around with flint tools and torches.
The Qur'an/Islam “swept off the most deep-rooted evils, like idolatry and drunkenness, so as to leave no trace of them in the Arabian peninsula…and made an ignorant people the foremost torch-bearers of knowledge and science, and a politically down-trodden people the masters of the greatest empire of the world;” “Muslims were admittedly the founders of modern culture…It is also an admitted historical fact that there was nothing in pre-Islamic culture to inspire them for scientific research. The Qur'an came to advocate the acquisition of knowledge for the first time.” (For details see Canadian Hindu Advocacy Group).
In contrast, as her doctrines and history attest, it is “Christianity (that) represents many gigantic steps backwards, culturally and socially.” Whatever fruits of bliss the Christian man and woman are enjoying did not come from any tree planted by Christ/ Christianity but from the trees of modern/secular culture seeded by Islam/Muslims.
Christianity is the enemy of knowledge (see Arabia-Non-Muslims and Worship). There is no system more equitable and just than Shari’ah. If the nations would institute Shari'ah man would have found his utopia!
As Jesus came to uphold the law of the Old Testament so much so that heaven and earth shall pass, as he declared, but not one jot or title shall not pass till they all be fulfilled–(Matt. 5:17-18), (and considering that Christians say that Jesus is God then the commands of the Old Testament are given by Jesus), thus if Jesus/Christianity was lording America or Europe or any place else the following are some of the things that will be in vogue:
-children will be punished for their parents “whoredoms” –(Num. 14:33-34. Also Rev. 2:20-23);
–disbelievers will be killed–(Deut. 13:12-16);
-the wife who tried to defend her husband by grabbing the tes-ticles of her husband’s opponent will lose her hand–(Deuterono-my 25:11-12);
-cannibalism will be legal in certain cases: “And thou shalt EAT THE FRUIT OF THINE OWN BODY, the FLESH OF THY SONS AND OF THY DAUGHTERS, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee;” “So we BOILED MY SON, AND DID EAT HIM”–(Deut. 28:53, 57; 2 Kings 6:28-29);
-It would be legal to terrorize, slay, poison and feed worship-pers of false gods to beasts: “They (Jeshurun and his children) have moved me (God) to jealousy with that which is not God…I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them…I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs”–(Deut. 32: 15-25
-it would be legal to slay even the “infant and suckling” in war –(1 Samuel 15:2-3);
-it would be legal to take men’s wives and give them to be sex-ually violated because of their husband’s infidelity–(2 Samuel 12:7-11);
-as Solomon had “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” there will be unbridled polygamy and con-cubinage–(1 Kings 11:3);
-Christians would be allowed to feed mischievous children to bears: “there came forth little children…and mocked him (Eli-sha). And he…cursed them in the name of the Lord, and there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them”–(2 Kings 2:22-24);
–Christians would be allowed to wash their feet in the blood of the wicked–(Psalms 58:10);
-it would be happiness to mutilate “little ones” and ravish the wives of others–(Psalm 137:9; Isaiah 13:16);
-it would be legal to kill fetus during war–(Isaiah 13:15, 18; Hosea 13:16);
-Woman would be seen and not heard and her daughter bond-aged–(Gen. 3:16; Ex. 21:7; Ephesians 5:22-23, 33);
-wives will have to learn in silence and subjection, and to not “usurp authority over the man”–(1 Tim. 2:11-12);
-women and children will be beaten with “all gravity” into obedience, silence and subjection–(Prov. 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14. 1Tim. 3:4; Heb. 12:6-8. Without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn and rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”);
–daughters who commit “whoredom” will be burned–(Gen 38:24; Lev. 21:9);
-blasphemers, apostates, married damsel without the “token of virginity,” and the virginal damsel who lies with a man other than her “betrothed,” stubborn and rebellious sons, and the adult-eress would all be stoned to death–(Lev. 24:11-16, 23; Deut; 13:5-16; 17:2-5; 22:20-21; 22:23-24; 21:18-21; John 8:3-5);
-the witch, curser of parent, adulterer, homosexuals, and the man who commits bestiality would be put to death–(Ex. 22:18; Lev. 20:9; 10-12; Deut. 22:22; Lev. 20:13; 15-16);
-a man who takes a “wife and her mother” both would be tor-ched–(Lev. 20:14);
-(as only Christians honor Christ as God/son of God) Christians are to enslave Christians: “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters…in singleness of your heart, AS UNTO CHRIST…Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but AS THE SERVANTS OF CHRIST”–Ephesians 6:5-6; Colossians 3:22);
-Christians would agree, without penalty, with their adversaries which would include agreeing with all kinds of injustices–(Matt. 5:25; perhaps this is what the Church and Christian Europe were doing when the Nazis were holocausting Jews);
–those who do not share the Christians’ views would be labeled as being “against” them, and enemies opposed to rule would be slaughtered–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27; the Crusades will now be rolling out of America to secure Jerusalem for Christ’s landing; we might even get an American “Hitler” to avenge the killing of the Christian’s God/son of God);
-men and women would have to remain in their marriage regardless of how loveless and miserable or risk being guilty of “adultery;” and the divorced woman would have to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in single-hood or her new husband will be charged with “adultery”–(Matt. 5:32; Luke 16:18);
-woman would be reduced as an object for sex, good only “to avoid fornication–(1 Corinthians 7:1-2); viewed as inferior to man–(1 Corinthians 11:7-9); as the transgressor and betrayer of man–(1 Timothy 2:14; Genesis 3:4-12; Ezekiel 16:44); and as “defiler” of man–(Revelation 7:4-8; 14:3-4);
-as no one would be allowed to shovel treasures into earthly storehouses and would have to depend on God as he sends to the birds and flowers and thus no need for knowledge America will plummet like a lead-ball from the pinnacle of progress into the black-hole of backwardness–(Matt. 6:19, 25-26);
-the Geneva convention on war would have to be rewritten, for it would be legal to slay all the soldiers of war as well as slay all the male and virgin-less women and take the little virgin girls as sex slaves (and as Christians say Jesus is God this is what Jesus commanded): “And they warred…And Moses said unto them …Now therefore kill every MALE among the LITTLE ONES (of the captives), and kill EVERY WOMAN who hath known man by lying with him, but ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, that have not known a man by lying with him (virgin girls) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES….and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000”–(Numbers 31:1-53).
(Non-Christians are to go down on their hands and knees and forehead and thank Allāh that America and nowhere else is governed by Jesus/Christianity. They would have to high-tail it out of America or kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix or have their heads lopped off. Or in the case of Jews in 1400’s Vienna face the furnace: 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).
If Islam/Mohammad was lording America:
-women and men would be observing a dress code –women, the Hijab/Head covering and jalaba and men, (the minimum) the area from and including the navel and the knees and half of the chest–;
-women will be given all the rights due to her and leave her nothing for which to strive;
-there would be limited polygamy to alleviate female preponderancy;
-non Muslims would be governed by the laws of their scripture (to an extent);
-there would be no Alcohol (one does not need intoxicants to have a good time; in fact intoxicants do not give a “good time”: the best of times are had in sobriety);
-no Gambling; no pornography; no prostitution and thus no pimping;
-thieves (depending on the reason for theft and cost of item) will lose their hands (law-abiding citizens will be much safer and secure);
-drug-lords and pushers and rapists and others who strive to make mischief in the land and prey on the vulnerable of society run the risk of getting the maximum sentence of crucifixion;
-men will not be saddled with alimony payments for his ex-wife’s unmarried life;
-there will be one law for the commoner as well as for the elite (there will be no diplomatic immunity);
-adulterers and fornicators will be publicly flogged (there is no death for adultery, apostasy and blasphemy, and no honor killing in Islam: see Shari’ah. For a woman’s testimony being half of a man’s, wife-beating, women’s movement restricted, woman’s in-heritance half of a man’s see Islam-women); for a refutation of charges against the Qur’an please see Qur’an; Qur’an-comments & errors; Christian-critics; Qur’an-satanic verses).
Much claptrap has been leveled against Muslims who desire that their country be governed by Shari’ah –Muslims who ignorantly criticize/condemn Shari’ah need to learn Islam than kindle their Hell-Fire with their tongues.
Secular countries in Europe, North America and elsewhere govern by secular laws; and it is their right to do so. Where then is the problem if Muslims govern or want to govern their countries by Shari’ah? And as noted, there is no system on the face of this earth that is more equitable and just than Shari’ah.
Answering Islam: (h) “Eighth and finally, Islam should never be taught in our public schools, K through 11. Perhaps grade 12 is acceptable, but only on one condition. If school administrators insist on teaching it, Islamic violence must be included in the lesson plans because it is part and parcel of early Islam and Muhammad’s life. Of course, Muslim apologists assert that Christianity is filled with violence, citing the Roman Emperor Constantine and the Medieval Crusaders. However, to repeat, they are not foundational for Christianity—only Christ and the New Testament are. And he and the New Testament authors never practiced or endorsed such violence. On the other hand, Muhammad and his Quran are foundational for Islam, and violence fills his life and its pages.” (Highlight added).
Response: As shown there is no “violence” in Islam. Defensive fighting is not violence. As shown Islam requires peace even in the face of possible deception by the enemy. Islam IS the religion of peace!
On the obverse it is Christianity –which comprises the Old and New Testament: and Christ came to uphold the Judaic/Mosaic Law– that is not to be taught not only in public schools but in any school and to any grades, and not only for its “violence” –where even the fetus is gored to death– and falsehood and backwardness, but also for its obscenity.
It is doubtful that decent parents would read to their children or have their children read:
-about Abraham marrying his half-sister, Sarah, which “is a wicked thing;”31
-Onan spilling his “seed” onto the ground and God killing him for doing so;32
-Judah committing adultery with his daughter-in-law, Tamar, thinking she was a “harlot,” and then wanting to burn her for being “with child by whoredom;”33
-Lot’s two daughters drunking and having sex with him (their father);34
-Jacob having sex with his wives handmaids;35
-David committing adultery with Uriah’s wife, and sending Uriah to be killed36 (and Judah, Jacob and David were grand-fathers of Jesus, the Christians son of God and even God as Christians say Jesus is God);
-God (“Jesus”) giving David’s wives to David’s neighbor to have sex with them, and because of David’s sin;37
-God saying to bake “cakes” with “dung that cometh out of man;”38
-the two sisters, Aholah and Aholibah, their “whoredoms in Egypt;” where “they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity,” and doting “upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses;”39
-God (“Jesus”) telling Hosea to “Go take unto thee a wife of whoredom and children of whoredoms;”40
-God (“Jesus”) “will wail and howl,” “will go stripped and naked…will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.”41
No wonder George Bernard Shaw is noted as having said that the Bible is “The most dangerous Book on earth, keep it under lock and key.”42
(As noted above God says to bake “cakes” with “dung that cometh out of man”–Ezekiel 4:9-15.
One party on the Internet attempts to explain this injunction from “God” by sayingthatthe“human dung” and “cow’s dung” were to be used as “fuel” to bake the cakes. But even if Jews did save human and cow’s dung to be used as fuel and even if fresh dung can burn as fuel, the Bible itself belies the claim. God tells Ezekiel to take a mixture of barley and other grains: “And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it WITH dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel EAT their DEFILED bread among the Gentiles…Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been POLLUTED: for from my youth up till even now have I not EATEN of that which dieth of itself, or is torn to pieces; neither came there ABOMINABLE FLESH INTO MY MOUTH.”
The bread could not be “defiled” if the dung was used as fuel, moreover if it was a common practice by Jews to use dung as “fuel.” The bread could only be “defiled” and an “abomination” to eat if it was mixed with human dung. Clearly, itwas meant for Ezekiel to eat the human “dung” which to him was an “abomination” whereupon God substituted “cow’s dung”instead: “Thenhe(God)saidto me, Lo, I give thee cow’s dung FOR MAN’S DUNG, andthoushalt PREPARE THY BREAD THEREWITH” –(Eze 4:15).
The Christian’s claim that the “Roman Emperor Constantine and the Medieval Crusaders….are not foundational for Christianity—only Christ and the New Testament are. And he and the New Testament authors never practiced or endorsed such violence” is typical of the Christian apologist’s clutching at straws.
The Crusades (and other Christian’s murderous rampage around the world) are “foundationed” in Jesus’ ‘he that is not with me is against me,’ and to ‘slay enemies opposed to his rule;’ which the Christian Fathers recognized so that “From the dawn of Christianity until today every country of the world has been soaked with blood in the name of Jesus Christ.”43 In fact, “Lord Allenby, representing the allied forces of England, France, Italy, Romania, and America stopped in Jerusalem in 1918 after his conquest of that city toward the end of the first World War and said: “Today the Crusades have come to en end.”44
Then there are the, albeit “forged,” verses45 of Matthew and Mark, speaking about Jesus ordering that the Gospels be taught to all nations. And how did the Christians teach the Gospels to those who did not want to swallow the mythical blood and eat the body of Jesus Christ? (spiritual cannibalism) Ask the natives.
The first Crusade against Muslims was launched in 1095 by Pope Urban II. If the Christian Middle-Ages were the “ages of darkness,” then the preceding ages were even “darker.” Why then crab at Mohammad (570-632) who preceded these Crusading “ages of darkness” by more than four centuries, and who was supposed to be a “barbarian.”?
If “only Christ and the New Testament” are “foundational for Christianity,” the Gospels are to be labeled “unfit;” for these soldiers of Christ were only following Jesus’ decree that those who are not with him are against him (and thus are his enemies) and to slay enemies who do not want him to rule “He that is not with me is against me” “But those mine enemies, which not that I should rule over them bring hither, and slay them before me”–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19:27).
The only reason the Church does not swing the blade is because she holds no sway in the land. As her history attests the Church has always been an enemy to knowledge and to the “other.”
No amount of the Christian apologist’s verbal gymnastics can flip the facts! Christianity is evil, intolerant, backward, naked hate.
8. Answering Islam: “Did Allah forget the wives?”
Regarding Qur’an 52:21 which Muhammad Ali translates as: “And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in faith –We unite them with their offspring and We shall deprive them of naught of their work. Every man is pledged for his work.”
The Christian comments that to understand the above verse reading from verses 17-21 are needed. So he quotes verses 17-21 from Arberry's translation:
17“Surely the godfearing shall be in gardens and bliss,
18rejoicing in that their Lord has given them; and their Lord shall guard them against the chastisement of Hell.
19Eat and drink, with wholesome appetite, for that you were working.
20Reclining upon couches ranged in rows; and We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris.
21And those who believed, and their seed followed them in belief, We shall join their seed with them, and We shall not defraud them of aught of their work; every man shall be pledged for what he earned.”
And the Christian opines: “It should be obvious: If there are children (seed, offspring), then there must be mothers as well! Without question, children are part of a man's pride and achieve-ment in life. Certainly it will be a great comfort for them to know that their children will be with them in Paradise. However, mothers often love their children even more than the fathers do, they have sacrificed much in raising them. While the men go out, have a career, earn money, have success in this world and get most of the recognition, the women stay at home, and invest themselves in their children. The children are often all they have, and now they are told in this passage: In the next life, your children will be with their fathers, who also get other women, and you are not even worth mentioning! Certainly we have to ask: Where are the wives of the godfearing? The believers are promised that they will get houris in Paradise (v. 20), i.e. not their earthly wives, but beautiful women especially created to be available as sex partners to the faithful. And they are promised that they will see their children again (provided if they also believed in Muhammad). The believers (i.e. the men) will be given perfect, beautiful, sensuous houris. Why should they care about those old, nagging, and comparatively ugly wives that were so difficult to live with on earth? Islamic paradise is a man's world. The Quran grew out of the fantasy and imagination of one man trying to secure the loyalty of the men around him by the promises he included in his "revelations". It is not the word of God. This passage is unjust and incredibly cruel to women.” Note: If such a "revelation" had been given to one particular faithful believer who had an unbelieving wife with a difficult character, this could perhaps be accepted. However, this is a general statement, a promise directed to all Muslim believers, including those whose wives are faithful and devoted Muslim believers themselves. Anyone who believes that God is just will have to reject the Quran. It is not the word of God. A question to ponder for all Muslim women: What will you get in Paradise?”
Response: No. Allāh did not forget the wives! You need to understand the Qur’an. Not every detail of a subject is defined in verses on the same subject. That Allāh did not” forget the wives;” here are the proofs: “Surely the owners of the Garden are on that day in a happy occupation. They and their WIVES (azwaaj/ zowja) are in shades, reclining on raised couches”–(Qur’an 36:56; here’s the Arabic text):
And: “Enter the garden, you and your WIVES, being made hap-py”–(Qur’an 43:70; and the Arabic):
Regarding the Christian’s statement: “A question to ponder for all Muslim women: What will you get in Paradise?”
When a man gets a woman doesn’t the woman automatically gets the man?
The Muslim woman does not have to “ponder” anything. Allāh has already given her assurance of the “Garden” forgiveness” and a “mighty reward”:
–“And whoever does good deeds, whether male or FEMALE, and he (or she) is a believer –these will enter the Garden, and they will NOT be dealt with a whit unjustly”–Qur’an 4:124);
–“Surely the men who submit and the women who submit, and the believing men and the believing women, and the obeying men and the obeying women, and the truthful men and the truthful women, and the patient men and the patient women, and the humble men and the humble women, and the almsgiving men and the almsgiving women, and the fasting men and the fasting women, and the men who guard their private parts and the women who guard, and the men who remember Allah much and the women who remember –Allah has prepared for THEM FORGIVENESS AND A MIGHTY REWARD”–(Qur’an 33:35).
Clearly, the Muslim woman does NOT have to “ponder” what she will get in Paradise.
Contrastingly, it is the Christian woman and MAN that have to “ponder” what he and she will get in Paradise –did Christ really went to “prepare” a place for them, see Jesus-second coming; and what is the Christian’s paradise like (even the Hindu heaven is better than the Christian’s supposed one); see Heaven or Paradise.
As to the Christians statement “Did Allah forget the wives?”
Jesus (the Christian’s God) said in John 8:17: “It is also written in your law, that the testimony of TWO MEN is true.” What about the WOMEN, does the Christian woman have no “witness” credibility or did Jesus forget the women/wives?).
The Bible says in Revelation 14:1-4 that the 144,000 who will be with Jesus are all MEN “These are they which were not DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS. These are they which follow the Lamb (Jesus) whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among MEN, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.” What about the “virgin” WOMEN (the nuns and even others) are they not followers of God and Jesus? (Mother Theresa seems deserving of a spot with Jesus).
If men are “defiled” by women through sex, are women not likewise “defiled” by men through sex? And can women also not be redeemed from the earth? Or did the Bible/God forget about the women? (Apart from Jesus’ dubious trip to heaven to prepare a place for them, as noted above), these are questions to ponder for all Christian women. (See Christianity-Women of).
Let us now analyze the Christians claim regarding Qur’an 52:17-21 which the Christian quoted. There are two main statements that need concern us:
(1) Verse 1 says: Surely the godfearing shall be in gardens and bliss –and women also are “godfearing,” thus the verse indicates, (and has already been established above) that both men and women shall be in paradise;
(2) Verse 20 says: We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris –as the belief is that houris are females and as espouse means to marry, thus according to this Christian’s saying Allāh will “espouse” not only the men to women but also “espouse” WOMEN to women; which is preposterous.
Regarding verse 20 which Arberry translated “We shall espouse them to wide-eyed houris,” Muhamamad Ali translated as: “We shall join them to pure; beautiful ones” (for an explanation of houris see Hurs-Maidens or Raisins?).
Man can relate to things only in the physical life. To us the ultimate in possessions are gold and precious stones, wealth and carnal pleasure. So Allah relates to us in terms of what we understand. These descriptions of paradise are to let us know that we will receive in paradise the ultimate in bliss. This reward is not a lure for us to do good and to avoid evil, but rather the fruits of our own labor that we have toiled for in this life. However, as sex in marriage is Divinely lawful on the earthly plain there is no difficulty if it should be allowed in the spiritual plain. Carnal pleasure in the conjugal bed is a form of worship of God–(Genesis 1:28. Qur’an 25:54; 16:72; 24: 32). The ignorant revile this blessed union as vulgar.
9. Answering Islam Christian critic wrote that “Slave-girls are sexual property for their (Muslim) male owners;” “jihadists may not practice coitus interruptus with the women they capture,” “Mature (Muslim) men are allowed to marry prepubescent girls,” and that the Bible teaches that young girls “attained the age for lovemaking after her breasts had formed and her pubic hairs had grown, clear signs of puberty.” He also states that the Bible does not “allow men to have sex with young, prepubescent girls.”
But in fact the Bible does allow sex with slaves whereas the Qur’an does not. Moreover, in the Bible God says He will take the wives of one person and give them to his neighbors to have sex with them. That “virgin” girls are part of the Christian’s war “booty” is cemented in the Bible. (For a response to these charges/claims see Christianity-Sex Slaves & Prepubescent Girls).
10. Answering Islam: The Book of Revelation states that 144, 000 “virginal” MEN will sit with Jesus in the next life, judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel. While the Christian critic and apolo-gist tried to prove that these were metaphorical “virgins” the Bible shows they were literal “virgins.” See Christianity-144,000 virgins & Jesus
11. Answering Islam: The Gospels record Jesus as saying: “Ye shall know them by their fruits…every good tree bringeth forth good fruit…Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”–(Matt. 7:16-20). According to the Christian, Mohammad did not bring forth “good fruits.” Did Jesus bring forth “good fruits?”
Fruits of Jesus: In his three-year ministry Jesus performed miracles –which he said even false Christs and false prophets can do; even India’s Sai Baba was said to have performed miracles– made vague prophecies –there have been earthquakes and fam-ines and drought and floods since time began and would likely be till the end of time; and Nostradamus also is said to have made prophecies– and gave a major ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (and some of his precepts are absurdities. See Non-violence; Jesus-absurd doctrines).
Jesus also cursed and killed a blameless and helpless fig tree; catered to devils and filled into innocent and blameless swine with “two thousand” devils causing the swine to drown and a loss of property to the pig owners (a total disregard for animals and the property of others; wonder what the SPCA had/have to say about this cruelty to the pigs); projected himself as a “glut-tonous, and a winebibber;’ lambasted the Jews as “generation of vipers;” “evil and adulterous generation;” as “fools” and “blind guides” etc; excoriated the people of Capernaum, Chorazin, and Bethsaida for not accepting his miracles and reforming; labeled non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” and preached in parables so these “dog” and “swine” would not understand and be saved; charged that those not with him as being against him (even though a person can be neutral); commanded that his enemies who did not want him to rule be slaughtered (though such enemies might not militate against him);
Jesus also bequeathed to the family and world a legacy of division, and fire and sword. He declared that he sent “FIRE on the earth;” that he did not come to give peace on earth but “DIVISION” and “I came NOT to send peace, but a SWORD” –(Luke 12:49, 51-53; Matt. 10: 34); and “If any man come to me, and HATE NOT his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple”–(Luke 14:26); “He that is not with me is against me” and ordered: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (though the enemies might not militate against him)–(Matt. 12:30; Luke 19: 27). (Please note: this is the Christian’s Jesus, for the Muslim’s Jesus read the Qur’an).
Fruits of Mohammad: Mohammad, through the Qur’an/Islam, fought wars to end persecution; forgave his most horrid enemies; liberated women and gives her rights alongside man from the cradle all the way to Paradise; freed the slaves; ennobled the orphan; took God from the bosoms of the nations and sat Him aloft on the mount of Universalism –that Allāh is the Lord of all the worlds, Who sent messengers among every people– and, unlike Jesus’ ‘think not what you will eat, the Lord will send’ –whereas the Christian blight trashed progress and murdered marvelous minds such as Bruno, Hypatia, Vanini and Cecco d’Ascoli, imprisoned and exiled Galileo Galilei, and murdered Francisco Ferrar in 1909, in Spain, for the sole offence that he wanted to educate the people. And the Church hated education, as it has always hated it46– Mohammad sat the world into our laps, declaring that everything in the heavens and the earth were created for our use –and that after prayer to go into the land and seek of the bounty of Allāh– and to go even to China to seek knowledge; so much so that barely a hundred years after his death backward and ruthless camel-drivers became masters of the world sitting in ‘thrones of Caesars’ (until we turn our backs to Islam; though this throne of excellence is ever available for Muslims to ascend; see Islam-Muslims’ destiny).
Of all the prophets, Mohammad is the only one to have brought, not only “fruits” but, “all” fruits to mankind (there is nothing that is omitted from the Qur’an that is needed for our moral, social, intellectual and spiritual upliftment!)
Instead of wasting their invaluable few hours trying to find non-existent flaws in Islam, the woefully misguided Christians should be crying over the absurdities and falsehood they follow. Only the peripheral Muslim and the unthinking would embrace the useless and ungodly crucifix.
Christian’s salvation depends on them following the Divine truth:– Jesus was only a prophet sent only for Jews to “seek and save” them and to give them the good news of the coming of another Jesus-Comforter (Mohammad) who will guide them into “all truth,” and that
“There is no God but Allāh;
Mohammad is the Messenger of Allāh!”
1. Luke 2:42, 40, 52,
2. Isaiah 7:14-15.
3. Mark 11:12-13.
4. Mark 13:32.
5. Luke 8:43-46.
6. John 3:13; 2 Kings 2:1, 11; Hebrews 11:5.
7. John 5:30.
8. Gal. 3:13; Deut. 21:23.
9. 2 Cor. 5:21.
10. Heb. 2:9
11. Matt; 26:36-44; Luke 22:39-44.
12. John 10:18.
13. Matt. 27:46, “Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
14A. See Arabia -Non-Muslims and Worship
15. Deut; 7:1-2; Josh. 10:40, 12:6-24.
16. 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).
17. Matthew 8:22.
19. Matthew 8:28-33; Mark 5:1-13.
20. Matt. 5:17-18
21. Matt. 23:2-3
22. Matt. 19:16-19: “And behold, one came and said unto him (Jesus), Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he (Jesus) said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, KEEP THE COMANDMENTS …Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness (which Christians are doing: bearing “false witness” that God put Adam’s sin onto every man and every man’s sins onto Jesus –ascribing injustice to God– and that God sent Jesus to be killed for man’s sins –making God complicit in murder; see Jesus-inherited sin to ascension–, Honour thy father and thy mother: and Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself”–(See also Matt. 5:17-18; 23:2-3).This saying of Jesus (Matt. 19:17) was altered in the Gospel of Mark, see Bible corrupt & obsolete.
23. Matt. 5:39; Luke 6:29
24. Exodus 21:24; Matt. 5:38.
25. Lev. 20:10/John 8:5.
26. Matthew 5:32, “He that putteth away his wife…” There is no mention of the woman being able to put away her husband.
27. See Islam, art;Religion of the sword
28. Matthew 12:30.
29. Luke 19:27.
30. Yusuf, Ali, Qur’anic comm. 663. (Color added).
31. Leviticus 20:17.
32. Genesis 38:9-10.
33. Genesis 38:11-24.
34. Genesis 19:30-38.
35. Genesis 30:1-13.
36. 2 Samuel 11:2-5, 14-15.
37. 2 Samuel 12:11
38. Ezekiel 4:9-15.
Christian and other critics try to denigrate the Prophet Mohammad for telling some men who had abdominal ailment to drink camel urine as cure–(Bokhari Vol. 7, #590). Unlike the camel urine curing the men, God telling the prophet Ezekiel to eat cakes made with human “dung” or cow’s “dung” is not for any cure. It is doubtful that one suffering from a severe condition of which the only known cure is camel urine would not take the urine to cure his/her condition or save his/her life. Perhaps these critics engage in oral sex and come in contact with genital fluid and urine, and they fault Mohammad for helping people with whatever cure was then available. Muhammad taught about diseases, cures, and medicines-(Bokhari Vol. 7). Significantly, regarding camel urine as cure, the Saudi Gazette (on the Internet) Monday, 19 July 2010, reports in the article Nano-particles in Camels’ urine may help treat cancer,by Farah Mustafa Wadi. The Arabian doctor conducting the experiment is Dr. Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid.
39. Hosea 1:2-3.
40. Micah 1:8.
41. See Ezekiel chapter 23.
42. Noted in Ahmed Deedat, Is The Bible God’s Word? p. 49.
43. Muhammad Husayn Haykal, The Life of Muhammad, p. 213.
44. Ibid; p. 214.
45. For this “forgery” see Bible corrupt & obsolete
46. Full text in Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din, Open Letters To The Bishops Of Salisbury & London, pp. 45-56, 147. See Arabia -Non-Muslims and Worship, art; Muslims in the West.