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1. CHRISTIANS AND OTHER CRITICS:
What kind of God are Christians worshipping that puts Adam’s sin onto innocent and helpless babies that cannot speak or think or know good from evil (and even the Christian’s God/Son of God needed to eat “Butter and honey…that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”–Isaiah 7:14-16); and then commit more grave injustice by having innocent Jesus killed for Adam’s sin?
And Christians say their God loves the world. Evidently, the Christian’s God has a grotesque sense of love.
Christians need to worship Allāh God Who forgives sins unconditionally; as He revealed to the Prophet Mohammad to convey to the world:
“Say, O My servants who have sinned against their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allāh; surely Allāh forgives all sins. Verily, He is Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful.”–(Qur’an 39:53).
Imagine the expanse of love and mercy and compassion of Allāh Who needs nothing from us to implore us in such loving, compassionate terms to forgive us, and forgive us “ALL” of, our sins.
The contradiction between GOD sending Jesus to save only Jews and eternal life lies in observing the Mosaic Law, contrasted to Jesus being God and savior of the world, is an earth-to-sky grand-canyon contradiction.
Is the Christian God ignorant of his status and mission? Was he a waffler in his declarations? Or does the Christian God delights in having his devotees in “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion?
(Notably, that Jesus said to preach the Gospel to all nations–Matthew 28:19. This is a forgery in the Bible; and a clumsy one at that for, as noted above, it portrays Jesus as being ignorant of his mission and status).
That a Muslim would leave Islam for Christianity or Hinduism or any other religion highlights that the Muslim does not know Islam and knows even less about Christianity and Hinduism or the other religion. And Islam is not opposed to evolution; Islam taught evolution 1400 years ago. (See Atheism, Creation or Evolution).
The Internet is awash with Christians and other critics claiming to show Muslims the “truth” about our religion, Islam –though they are so bridled in blind faith and bigotry they cannot see the Divine truth of Islam even as it sits in the saddle of their noses.
They claim that Islam is a false religion; Islam espouses intolerance and the Qur’an contains evil verses. And they use verses of the Qur’an1 out of context, and seemingly, without knowledge as to the background to which they were revealed and that verses of the Qur’an are either literal or allegorical in meaning–(Qur’an 3:6. Please note, numbering of verses may vary among translators. Muhammad Ali has also dealt at length with objections against Islam. His translation of the Qur’an with preliminary notes can be viewed and perhaps even downloaded free online: www. muslim.org.
Christians and other critics hurl slurs against Allāh, Islam, Qur’an and Mohammad –though they are so bridled in blind faith and bigotry they cannot see the Divine truth of Islam even as it sits on the saddle of their noses– and want Muslims to answer their charges against Islam.
Truth is, Muslims do not have to refute any charge against Islam. Let the critics prove a religion superior to or equal with Islam.
No Scripture can be shown to be superior to the Qur’an and no religion can be shown to be superior to, or equal with, Islam–.Islam is superior to all other religions. And there is no system more equitable and just than Shari’ah.
Whereas non-religionists may be excused for their ignorant and/or bigoted charges against Islam and Mohammad. Christians spewing venom on Islam and Mohammad to promote their religion –albeit a make-believe religion– is puerile and pathetic, seeing that the existence of their God/Son of God, Jesus, is dependent upon Islam/Mohammad (shown later).
And whereas Islam is superior to all other religions; Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism are superior to Christianity.
But Christians aspersion on Islam is not unexpected. Considering that the Divine System of Islam is perfect and the only thing Christianity has to offer mankind is the mythical blood of Jesus Christ and his body –SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM!
So. Unable to advance their beliefs through intelligent discourse –and there is nothing intelligent about God taking residence in the belly of a woman He created, feeding on her blood for nine months growing from “leech-like” to babe-hood; emerging through the woman’s vagina and having Himself slapped on the backside to make certain He is alive and can cry and be pinned diapers; suckling the woman’s “paps” and having His foreskin circumcised; urinating and defecating and placing Himself in need to be cleaned (making Adam, Eve and Melchisedec, not born of a woman, cleaner than God, Job 4:17; 25:4; Hebrews 7:1-3). (Astaghferullah!); and then to commit the injustices of loading Adam’s sin onto billions of innocent, helpless and morally and mentally non-competent babies; and having the innocent Jesus murdered as scapegoat into heaven– Christians turn to ridiculing Mohammad and finding non-existent fault with the Qur’an.
Thus we have Christians propagating Trinity, Sonship of God and inherited sin as gateway to heaven; when CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT THESE DOCTRINES ARE THEIR OWN INVENTIONS/ASSUMPTIONS. (Shown later).
Surely, to put God into the body of a woman and pull Him out her orifice and circumcise Him; to attribute to God the acme of injustice of Him loading Adam’s sin onto innocent, helpless and morally and mentally non-competent babies; and to attribute to God the crest of cruelty of Him having innocent Jesus murdered as scapegoat for Adam’s sin; this must be the most grotesque utterance against His Holy Highness; the most disgustingly despicable doctrines devised against God.
One cannot help but wonder which end the Christian Fathers were sitting on or what they must have been smoking when they penned such gruesome monstrosities against God.
And instead of wailing and gnashing their teeth over their spiritual obscenities, Christians have the arrogance and audacity to take swipes at Islam and Mohammad.
If Allāh is Satan as Christians say. Then the millions of Christian-Arabs who refer to God as Allāh are also worshipping “Satan”. Non-Arab Christians are to tell this to their Christian-Arabs brothers and sisters.
Christians say Allāh is a pagan moon-god. (And Jesus is the Christian womb-god).
That pagans regard the moon as God and named it “Allāh” highlights the fact that they were aware of the existence of a Deity of that name.
Who is Allāh?
According to Judeo-Christian teaching the world is about six thousand years old. Professor ‘Abdul-Ahad Dawud, B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– wrote in his book Muhammad In The Bible (p 15):
“If the Christian priests and theologians knew their Scriptures in the original Hebrew instead of in translations as the Muslims read their Quran in its Arabic text, they would clearly see that Allah is the same ancient Semitic name of the Supreme Being who revealed and spoke to Adam and all the Prophets.”
Thus, if Allāh, who dates back to at least Adam, is a pagan moon-god, then the God of Moses and Jesus and Christians is also a pagan moon-god. Adam Moses, Jesus and Christians pray to and worship this “pagan moon-god” Allāh!
(Notably, Jehovah is not a Scriptural name of God and “Yahweh” and “Yehowah” are assumptions from the Jewish contraction YHWH).
Christians claim Muslims do not have spirituality; that our worship is only physical.
Whether we call God Ishwar. Eli or Allāh, God does not need anything from us.
Regimentation builds character and instills discipline. One can see many branches of security and defense systems engaged in regimentation. (Jesus also prayed and fasted).
While one taking a bath five times a day would wash away impurities that have accumulated. Muslims praying five times a day is similar to this bath in that it washes away minor sins.
Worship of Allāh God takes various forms –giving justice, doing good deeds, and even working honestly for our “daily bread.”
The highest form of this worship of Allāh God is demonstrated at least five time daily when Muslims prostrate ourselves on the ground to Him –demonstrating that Allāh God is the only Existence greater than ourselves and the only Being worthy of adoration/worship.
At least five time a day Muslims proclaim the Glory, Greatness and Grandeur of Allāh God. In these five daily prayers we Muslims have exercise, meditation and spirituality.
In this five daily mandatory prayer we Muslims pray minimum twenty times:
“Praise be to Allāh, the Lord of the worlds; the Beneficent the Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment; Thee alone do we worship and Thine aid alone do we seek; Guide us on the right path; The path of those on whom Thou has bestowed favors; Not those upon whom wrath is brought down (i.e. Jews, for their breaking their covenant with God); nor those who go astray (i.e. Christians, for conferring Divinity onto Jesus)–(Qur’an 1:1-7) followed by the recitation of at least three other consecutive verses of the Qur’an of which one of the most profound is the chapter that is said to have been revealed in answer to the question as to who is Allāh God:
“Say: He, Allāh, is One; Allāh is He on whom all depend. He begets not, nor is He begotten; And none is like Him”–(Qur’an 112:1-4).
Prophet Mohammad instructs us to “imbue yourselves with Divine Attributes” and that when we pray to pray as if we are seeing Allāh though we cannot see Him. Spirituality does not come any higher than this!
Thus it is only foolhardiness or ignorance, or both, for Christians to charge that Muslims do not have spirituality.
In contrast. Putting aside that Trinity, Sonship of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement are falsehood and blasphemy and can only net one curse instead of “spirituality.” Apart from their weekly drinking the mythical blood of Jesus Christ and eating his body –SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM– Christians are taught to pray:
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever”–(Matthew 6:9-13. While Jesus did not explain any set format for this prayer, he himself “fell on His face, and prayed,” like Muslims–Matthew 26:36-39).
Given that Trinity, Sonship of God and inherited sin and vicarious atonement are not Divine doctrines but falsehood and that Jehovah does not exist (and that Yahweh and Yehowah are assumptions gleaned from the Jewish contraction YHWH), whatever “spirituality” Christians have would be with some other “spirit” than God.
Significantly, the “Kingdom” of God that Christians pray for is already come: Mohammad brought it. Mohammad brought the world to our feet and eternity to our arms. All Christians need do to have that “mansion” or “bungalow” in heaven is step into Islam.
Christians postulate that initially Mohammad prayed facing Jerusalem to entice Jews and Christians into Islam.
Qiblah is the direction/station which Muslims face to offer our salaah (formatted prayer). This Qiblah is the Ka’ba in Makkah. Allah instructed the Prophet Mohammad to face this Ka’ba during prayer–(Qur’an 2:143, 149-150). It was not Mohammad’s duty to get anyone to accept him as Messenger of Allah. His duty was only to preach the Message of Allah–(Qur’an 24:54).
Since Allah informed Mohammad that He instructed Abraham and Ishmael to purify His House for His righteous servants–(Qur’an 2:125, which House at Makkah is the first House of worship appointed for mankind–Qur’an 3:95), it is obvious that Mohammad was anxious for the House of Allah to be made the Qiblah for Muslims; and was wondering why the order to make this sacred (and first) House at Makkah the Qiblah was not yet given.
As well, since Jerusalem was the center of the Israelite prophets –a brotherhood (of prophets) of which he himself was a member–Mohammad had no choice but to honor Jerusalem as the center of worship (until he received revelation to change to the Ka’ba at Makkah).
Mohammad raked Jews for breaking their covenant with God and for altering their Book; and admonished Christians for their making their leaders gods and for their blasphemies of Trinity, Sonship of God and Mariolatry. Hardly a good PR for winning Jews and Christians to Islam.
Christians claim that Mohammad lusted for the wife of his adopted son which lead to the dissolution of the marriage. This is Christian clap-trap. Mohammad was the first choice for marriage to Zainab.
Moreover, the pagans may have considered an adopted son their own son but by no manipulation of his seed can the pagan convert the adopted to be from his own body.
The Christian points out that Mohammad and the leader of the Mormon Christians both visited caves where they received Revelation and brought books claiming to replace Jesus’.
The book you claim that Jesus gave you was written by four men, one unknown, who were NOT eyewitnesses to the data they recorded.
Mohammad could NOT have copied from the Mormon. MOHAMMAD CAME BEFORE MORMON.
In contrast. There are 48 similarities between Jesus and Buddha; 14 between Jesus’ Passion play and that of the pagan Sun-God, Baal; and 10 between Jesus and the various sun-gods like Mithra, Adonis, Attis; Osiris, Isis; Horus; Baal and Astarte.
And Buddha, Baal and Mithra etc PRECEDED Jesus by hundreds of years. Who copied from whom? Could not be those who preceded Jesus.
And, as already shown, unlike the Qur’an which was written down and memorized upon its revelation and rehearsed annually by Prophet Mohammad with Angel Gabriel and avowed by Allāh God to protect from corruption; “the foremost authority was the ORAL TRADITION as a vehicle for Jesus’s words” and that “the authors of the Gospels were NOT EYE-WITNESSES of the data they recorded;” and “Since THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH OF NO BOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS KNOWN, it becomes the task of the textual expert to deal with the THOUSANDS OF VARIANT READINGS to be found in this MULTITUDE of ancient manuscripts.” (Judge Julie would not blink twice to throw such “hearsay” materials and submitter out her Court).
Though I have not read the Mormon’s book I can safely tell that no Scripture can surpass the Qur’an.
Christians also try to ridicule Muslims because Muslims “gorge” ourselves at the end of the fasting day. So what! What if you were locked in a room without food or drink. And after 14-17 hours you were let loose to a table with refreshments. How do you suppose you would partake?
If Muslims “gorge” they, being humans, can be excused. But what when the Christian God, Jesus, gorge: “The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children” (Matthew 11:19).
Thus, whether we want to lure “publicans and sinners” into Islam or not, there must be great “wisdom” in Muslims gorging at the end of the fasting day. http://nogodbutallah.org/
If Mohammad-wrote the Qur’an as critics say then Mohammad had the wisdom to state explicitly the cardinal doctrines of Islam (and which are conducive to reason); in contrast to the Gods of Karma & Reincarnation and of Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement who clearly lacked this insight (and which doctrines are not conducive to reason).
If Mohammad produced the Qur’an during bouts of epilepsy, then Mohammad has produced the most comprehensive Scripture in his unconscious state which no other prophet, including Jesus, has produced in their most conscious moments.
If Mohammad was an “impostor” and wrote the Qur’an, it is the miracle of all ages that statements on science and on history – Pharaoh’s body saved, Roman victory over Persia, Alexander the Great, Jesus not killed/crucified etc.– coming from the mouth of a Seventh Century unschooled Arab have proved true.
If Mohammad wrote the Qur’an Mohammad has written the best Book in Scriptural history. (See also videos at the end of this page).
Mohammad is labeled pedophile and rapist for marrying ‘Aisha.
Mohammad was born into a system that engaged in child marriage.
Islam abolished child-marriage 1400 years ago. Much like the Medieval practice of marrying girls “between the ages of 5 and 10” was abolished; and as America abolished it’s 1960’s law of sex with “7 year old boy or girl.”
Whereas Mohammad married ‘Aisha, Christianity allows the taking of virginal prepubescent girls as sex slaves; and to the Resurrection:
“And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses….And Moses said unto them….Now therefore KILL EVERY MALE among THE LITTLE ONES, and KILL EVERY WOMAN that hath known man by lying with him. But ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, THAT HAVE NOT KNOWN A MAN BY LYING WITH HIM, KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES (for the Israelites to know who was virgin they would have had to literally “finger” these little girls; all 32,000 of them. This is what the Christian God, Jesus, requires)….and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000 (of which half, 16,000, went to the soldiers) … EVERYONE KEPT HIS BOOTY FOR HIMSELF”–(Numbers 31:1-53).
When it comes to the sex-capades of prophets they believe in Christians become dumb and illiterate. (Mohammad-Rayhana).
Christians claim that whereas Mohammad fought wars Jesus did not; that Jesus taught love and is Prince of peace. Thus Jesus is greater than Mohammad. (Jesus or Mohammad-greatest, Pastor Dr. James Mc Donald).
Except for the trumped up charge against Jesus, Jesus was not persecuted; besieged; under the shadow of the assassin; forced into exile; pursued and forced into war as Mohammad was. Mohammad fought defensive wars to end persecution. And the conservative number of casualties of these wars pale in comparison to that of the Bible.
As Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out in his revealing book Muhammad in the Bible:
“all the blood shed in the wars of Badr, Ohud, and other campaigns led personally by the Prophet Muhammad, could not exceed one-hundredth of the blood shed by Joshua. Yet not a single instance of cruelty or injustice can be proved against the Apostle of Allāh. He was clement, noble, magnanimous, and forgiving.”
In contrast to Mohammad. 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” and he even allowed the taking of prepubescent girls as sex slaves–(Deuteronomy 7:1-2; Joshua. 10:40, 12:1-6; Deuteronomy 20:12-14; Numbers 31:1-53).
And rather than being love and Prince of peace as Christians trumpet, Jesus bequeathed to the world a blazing legacy of fire, sword, hate and division to the Resurrection. (Jesus-loves us, God is love)
It is laughable that Christians are trying to find non-existent fault on the Divineness of the Qur’an/Islam and are not worried/concerned about the originality and authenticity of their Bible.
Whereas the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammad over a period of twenty-two years and was memorized and written down at the time of its revelation and rehearsed annually by Prophet Mohammad with Angel Gabriel–(Bokhari, Vol. 4, #754, 819); and avowed by Allāh God to protect it from corruption–(Qur’an 15:9; 75:17. There are millions of Muslims who know the Qur’an from memory and is the only Divine Book that is completely memorized.
In contrast, the Old Testament was “written in SEVERAL LANGUAGES over a period of MORE THAN NINE HUNDRED YEARS, based on ORAL TRADITIONS.” And “Centuries of hand copying subjected the text of the Old Testament to ALL THE PROBLEMS attendant upon the preservation of a correct text by such means.”
And “the foremost authority was the ORAL TRADITION as a vehicle for Jesus’s words and that “the authors of the Gospels were NOT EYE-WITNESSES of the data they recorded;” and “THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH OF NO BOOK IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS KNOWN, it becomes the task of the textual expert to deal with the THOUSANDS OF VARIANT READINGS to be found in this MULTITUDE of ancient manuscripts.” (For references to quotes see Bible corrupt & obsolete).
If Christianity –Trinity, Sonship of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement– is Divine truth and the true religion from God as you Christians claim why are you Christians engaged in lying/deception to spread your religion; and in stealth Crusade against Muslims and try to trap Muslims to convert ?
After all, TRUTH STANDS BY ITSELF only FALSEHOOD NEEDS TO BE PROPPED UP!
And why are Christians comparing Jesus to Mohammad? Mohammad was a man/human Christians claim Jesus is “God.” Christians are to compare Jesus with Allāh God and with Hinduism’s Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva.
In comparing their God, Jesus, to Mohammad Christians have denigrated/lowered their God to the depths of human-hood or have elevated Mohammad to the height of Godhood.
So which is it Christians, have you demoted your God to human-hood or have you elevated Mohammad to Godhood?
If you have lowered your “God” to human-hood why do you worship him? And if you have elevated Mohammad to Godhood why do you not worship Mohammad?
Islam teaches that Allah God “is One and Only. the Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like Him”–(Qur’an 112:1-4).
That Allāh God raised messengers among all people and them acts of devotion –thus Allāh God is known by a name according to the language of the people (though, as already stated, Jehovah is not a Scriptural name of God and “Yahweh” and “Yehowah” are assumptions from the Jewish contraction YHWH). All these prophets were tribal and their teachings for a limited time only.
The last and final Messenger that came was Prophet Mohammad. Allāh God attests that the advent of Prophet Mohammad was mentioned in past scriptures; most notably in Judaism by the prophets Jacob, Moses and Jesus whom Jesus referred to as Comforter. (See also Hinduism-Gayatri Mantra is Mohammad).
Significantly, Jesus said the Comforter will give “all truth” and will “abide for ever.” Thus, being devoid of “all truth,” the BIBLE IS OBSOLETE. And Jesus not giving “all truth” and not abiding “for ever” JESUS IS REDUNDANT. NO ONE NEEDS JESUS (though he is to be honored)..
IT IS THE COMFORTER WHO IS NEEDED. And this Comforter is none other but PROPHET MOHAMMAD.
Now that Jesus’ prophecy is fulfilled and the Comforter Mohammad is here, no man cometh to God but by MOHAMMAD.
While Christians can reject Mohammad Christians cannot refute Mohammad’s claim to Divine Dispensation. Christians do not accept Mohammad as Comforter, claiming that the Holy Ghost/Spirit is the Comforter, seeing that Jesus refer to the Comforter as “Spirit” (of truth) and Mohammad was not a “spirit.”
But “Spirit of truth” is a euphemism/metaphor for one who is truthful; and the Prophet Mohammad was known as al-Amin (the Truthful one).
That the Holy Ghost is the Comforter is amusing. In the more than 2,000 years since Jesus’ ministry ended there is NOT a scarp of the ‘all truth” that this “Spirit of truth” has brought. For this “all truth” we have to ask MOHAMMAD. (See Jesus-Comforter; Qur’an).
Also, as noted, Jesus said the Comforter/Spirit of truth will testify of him (Jesus). What and when and where has the Holy Ghost “testify” of Jesus? In contrast to the Holy Ghost, MOHAMMAD HAS “TESTIFY” OF JESUS TWO DOZEN TIMES IN THE QUR’AN.
Equally significant, Jesus said that the Comforter “proceedeth from the Father.” Jesus also said “no man hath ascended up to heaven…even the Son of man WHICH IS IN HEAVEN”–(John 3:13).
Since Jesus was on earth and the Son of man was yet in heaven, then clearly this Son of man will also “proceed forth and come from God”.
Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– has shown in his book Muhammad In The Bible that son of man (Barnasha) as mentioned by Jesus in the Gospels refers to PROPHET MOHAMMAD.
Rather than being antiChrist, Mohammad is not only the First & Enduring Wonder of the World; Mohammad–(is) Savior and Preserver of Jesus.
(Notably: Prophet Mohammad does not need Jesus or any other prophet or scripture to substantiate his status as Divine Messenger. The Qur’an with its prophecies; statements on science and its inimitability–Qur’an 2:23; 10:38; 11:13; 17:88; 52:34– is proof of Mohammad’s Divine Messengership status).
Prophet Mohammad came to unite all mankind under one set of Divine Law: “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favour to you and chosen for you Islam as a religion”–(Qur’an 5:3).
(Notably, though “Islam” and “Muslim” were mentioned only in the Seventh Century, unlike “Christianity” and “Christians” “Jews” and “Judaism” and “Hindus” and “Hinduism” that are human conferred titles, “Islam” and “Muslims” are primeval –they are Divine designations dating back to the creation of the heavens and the earth.; see All people are Muslims. And like all prophets of God Jesus (was)a Muslim (and) taught Islam.
The Qur’an consists of teachings of past Scriptures that are applicable for all time and also has teachings not met with in previous Scriptures. Thus the Qur’an consists of, exceeds and supersedes all other Scriptures to the Resurrection. The Qur’an contains everything that is needed for our moral, social, intellectual and spiritual upliftment.
The cardinal doctrines of Islam as explained by Prophet Mohammad from the Qur’an are: (1) Unity of Allāh (2) Prayer (3) Zakaat/Charity (4) Fasting (5) Hajj–(Bokhari Vol. 1, #7. Muslim Vol. 1, #18).
And Muslims, men and women, have guarantee of Heaven/Paradise from Allāh God:
- “Surely the owners of the Garden are on that day in a happy occupation. They and their wives are in shades, reclining on raised couches”–(Qur’an 36:56)
- “Enter the garden, you and your wives being made happy”–(Qur’an 43:70;
- “And those who believe and whose off-spring 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”–Qur’an 52:21)
- “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 alms-giving men and the alms-giving 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).
- “Surely for those who keep their duty is achievement, Gardens and vineyards, And youthful (companions), equals in age, And a pure cup. They hear not therein vain words, nor lying — A reward from thy Lord, a gift sufficient”–(Qur’an 78:31-36).
Any wonder then that even in the face of our adversity and suffering Muslims still laugh and smile: “And you hope from Allāh what they hope not”–(Qur’an 4:104).
Whereas Islam-liberated women and give her rights alongside man from earth to heaven, Christianity-subjugates women to life-long silence and subjection, good only to avoid fornication, and brands her defiler of man.
That a Muslim would leave Islam for Hinduism highlights that the Muslim does not know Islam and knows even less about Hinduism.
Apart from karma and reincarnation and Krishna, Yoga are fakes.
- Aside from Hinduism barring women from reading or listening to the Vedas and made her entry into heaven on condition she reverence even her dead husband and encourages her to immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.
- Aside from liberation of the soul from the cycle of deaths and births (Moksa) is open only to certain males.
- Aside from the Hindu God (Vishnu) grew in status.
- Aside from the soul entering through an orifice of the woman and sits in her womb waiting to be fertilized by sperm.
- Aside from the Mahabharata (which comprises the Bhagavad Gita), and the Ramayana being Hindu mythology.
- Aside from some Hindus showing that Krishna could never be God.
- Aside from some Hindus saying that Rama and Krishna were merely culture heroes who were later deified
- Aside from the most important deities to Hindu peasants is not Vishnu or Shiva but “village goddess (gramadevata)”
- Aside from the origin of karma and reincarnation are “obscure” and not conducive to reason and karma renders God as being devoid of mercy and reincarnation is not logical.
- Aside from Hindus not knowing whether they will live forever in heaven or return back to earth to repeat the process of reincarnation ad infinitum and whether they are reincarnated into the different kingdoms of animals, birds, insects, aquatics and plants or as the same creature all the time.
Aside from the above as detailed in Hinduism & women,, Hindus who desire Swarga/Heaven has no choice but to follow their Vedic “light-giving sun” as required by their Gayatri Mantra –the PROPHET MOHAMMAD.
(See also Mohammad–Hinduism’s Kalki Avatar),
Why dabble in complexity and mythology when you have simplicity and Divinity in Islam?
How is it that Christians do not speak about Jesus’ CLEAR statements?
Jesus unequivocally and vociferously proclaimed in Mark 12:29 (echoing Moses in Deuteronomy 6:4): the UNITY of God: “Hear, O Israel; The Lord OUR God is ONE LORD” (that God is HIS God also) and he declared that GOD SENT him; and that he only does what GOD bids him.
And he stated unambiguously, categorically and emphatically that GOD sent him only for Jews, that he prayed only for them, and he regarded non-Jews as “dogs” and “swine” (which includes you unless you are Jewish) and that he preached in parables to keep these human “dogs” and ‘”swine” out of heaven; and taught that heaven lies in following the Ten Commandments until the coming of the Comforter who will then guide them into all “truth” and will abide “for ever” (through this “all truth”)?
Why do Christians not teach these clear doctrines of Jesus Christ but follow their inventions/assumptions of Trinity, Sonship of God and inherited sin?
Christians spun the web of make-believe that man (was) made to live forever but Adam eating from the forbidden tree brought death into the world and that man inherit Adam’s sin; so God sent His “only begotten” Son, Jesus, to be killed to redeem man of this sin of Adam (In which event we should all now live forever, But even popes, vicars of Christ, art yet dying. And will continue to die to the Resurrection).
And Christians now have some half-a-million missionaries plying the earth to have uneducated, unthinking and super-gulls swallow this colossal Christian crockery.
But Adam and Eve ate from “the tree of KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL”–(Genesis 2:16-17). After Adam and Eve had eaten from the forbidden tree:
“And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to KNOW GOOD AND EVIL: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and TAKE ALSO OF THE TREE OF LIFE, and eat, AND LIVE FOR EVER: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden.”–Genesis 3:22-23).
That God was afraid Adam/man would live “forever” shows that God would not have been able to kill or have control over Adam/man -“live forever” and “death” are contradictions). Thus, there would have been no need to fear God and do good. It also shows that if Adam was given life “forever” Adam could not have “died” from eating from the forbidden tree.
Adam and Eve suffered a SPIRITUAL death –he and Eve were cut off from Divine grace– on the very day they ate from the forbidden tree as they were then cast out from the Garden of Eden–(Genesis 3:17-23).
Reasoning also shows that God did not make man to live forever. with the seven billion people, plus those who died since the beginning of creation, and with the billions yet to come earth at some point would likely be over-populated (bearing in mind man was made to fill the earth and there is no birth control and a woman can give birth at least ten times, we would already be crammed). Which over-population would likely have bred its own crimes of “death”: ‘survival of the fittest.’
As noted, God forbade Adam and Eve to eat of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil;” and after they had eaten “the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew they were NAKED”–(Genesis 3:7).
Thus, if God had made man to live forever, God had intended to have man ignorant and naked –no better than animals. Which would suggest that man would probably be only eating, praying and hanging around “naked” in an earth that resembled an “al fresco” bordello And maybe breeding his own strain of syphilis, gonorrhea and other STD’s. (Which would give a new slant to Julia Roberts “Eat, Pray, Love”).
Allāh God did not make man to live forever. Allāh created life and death as a trial for us: “Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Kingdom, and He is Possessor of power over all things, Who created death and life that He might try you—which of you is best in deeds. And He is the Mighty, the Forgiving”–(Qur’an 67:2).
Contrary to St(?) Paul the “wages of sin” is NOT death; the “wages of sin” is Hell-Fire!
In the Bible, God requires His devotees to govern by reason: “Come now, and let us REASON together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”–(Isaiah 1:18).
- If Jesus is God and God foretold the birth of Jesus then God foretold His OWN BIRTH. This is not logic this is lunacy. How can God foretell His own birth when He does not yet exist?
- That Jesus is God and Son of God and Holy Ghost (and that these three are one and not three). This is not sanity this is “satan(ic”).
- That Jesus is God and Son of God and prophet like Moses. This is not cerebration this is hallucination.
- That God needs to eat butter and honey to differentiate between good and evil–(Isaiah 7:14). This is not reason this is ridiculous.
- That God needs to “increase(d) in wisdom and stature, and in favour with GOD and MAN–(Luke 2:52), This is not sense this is nonsense.
- If God incarnated Himself as Son, Jesus, through Mary, through whom did God incarnate Himself as Holy Ghost/spirit?
Ishmael, Isaac and everything is word of God.
Reason dictates that as God in Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient He does not have to take form or go anyplace to gain knowledge or to accomplish His purpose.
If God came as man/Jesus to teach man, then not only was He a colossal and abject failure because the Jews to whom He came rejected and even killed Him (as Jews and Christians believe); but God in whatever form is still God and cannot be an example for man –a baboon in whatever suit or cosmetic surgery is still a baboon. Only man, having human limitations and potentials as man, can be example for man.
And if God came as Jesus to teach man, it is intriguing that God did not give man “all truth” but left it to someone else to give this “all truth.” (Go ask Mohammad for this “all truth.” See Jesus-Comforter).
Even a fool knows it is the crest of cruelty and injustice to knowingly pin Pete’s sin onto Gus and to even execute Gus for Pete’s sin.
Even a fool knows that no one can take food and drink and medication to relieve him of hunger, thirst, and illness; and that his doctor chopping off his head will not cure him of his headache. Much less can someone else die for him.
As stated, Christians are propagating Trinity, Sonship of God and inherited sin as gateway to heaven; when CHRISTIANS KNOW THAT THESE DOCTRINES ARE THEIR OWN INVENTIONS/ASSUMPTIONS. Here are the proofs:
- Jesus-Trinity: The First Epistle of John (1 John 5:7) states: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (and is assumed to be about Trinity).
Whereas some Bibles have this verse of 1 John 5:7: some do not have this verse. Significantly, this statement was NOT made by Jesus, but by John.
The question is who wrote 1 John and 800 YEARS AFTER JESUS and why do some Bibles NOT have this verse of 1 John 5:7?
“The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic epistles. It is attributed to John the Evangelist, traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel of John and the other two Johannine epistles. This epistle was probably written in Ephesus in AD 95–110. The work was written to counter docetism, which is the belief that Jesus did not come “in the flesh“, but only as a spirit. It also defined how Christians are to discern true teachers: by their ethics, their proclamation of Jesus in the flesh, and by their love.”
“Among the most controversial verses of the Bible is what some consider an explicit reference that supports the doctrine of the trinity, the Comma Johanneum: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these agree in one.” (1 John 5:7–8, King James Version). Verse 7 does not appear in any version of the Greek text prior to the ninth century, and first appears in most of the Latin manuscripts, especially in the Vetus Itala (Old Latin predating Jerome) before being translated into Greek and added to later Greek manuscripts. It was included in the King James Bible, something Isaac Newton commented on in An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture. This is sometimes used as evidence to counter the King-James-Only Movement……
“The majority of modern translations (for example English Standard Version and New American Standard Bible) do not include this text, or (for example the New Revised Standard Version) include it as a footnote. Albert Barnes (1798–1870) said regarding its authenticity:
On the whole, therefore, the evidence seems to me to be clear that this passage is not a genuine portion of the inspired writings, and should not be appealed to in proof of the doctrine of the Trinity.“ (Color added)
First Epistle of John – Wikipedia
- Jesus-word of God: The Gospel of John 1:1-5 states: “In the beginning there was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (There is NO mention of the third party of the Trinity, the “Holy Ghost”).
Christians claim that “Word” in this this statement of John 1:1-5 is Jesus. Apart from the fact that these are NOT the words of Jesus, NO ONE KNOWS WHO WROTE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN:
“The Gospel of John is anonymous. Traditionally, Christians have identified the author as “the Disciple whom Jesus loved” mentioned in John 21:24, who is understood to be John son of Zebedee, one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. These identifications, however, are rejected by many modern biblical scholars.[Notes 5] Nevertheless, the author of the fourth Gospel is sometimes called John the Evangelist, often out of convenience since the definitive name of the author is still debated.”
Such is Christianity: Christians build their belief on anonymity of authorship and crown it with Divine authority and feed it to an uneducated world as Divine delicacy.
Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes:
“The term word, used in St. John, which stands for the Greek word Logos, is an inadequate rendering. In all his writings Philo speaks of Logos,–a philosophic conception of later growth and a development of the “Idea of Plato,” in his theory of Emanation. It does not mean Word; it conveys “Thought as well as expression.” Plato, when dealing with the subject, spoke of something –as the first thing in creation that may be styled “Reason or Wisdom”– the first product of Herbert Spencer’s “First Intelligent Cause.”
Notably, Philo “lived and wrote all this one hundred years before the writers, whosoever they may be, of that Gospel.” (The Sources of Christianity, pp. 76-77).
That Jesus is “word” of God is not unique to Jesus:
-ISHMAEL is “word” of God to Abraham–(Genesis 15:1-4).
-ISAAC is “word” of God–(Genesis 17:15-16).
-JOHN THE BAPTIST is “word” of God–(Luke 1:11-13. Comp. Qur’an 3:38-39; 19:1-9).
“Word” is not exclusive to humans either. The words of Allāh are so numerous that if all the trees were pens, and the sea with seven more seas added to it were ink, to write the words of Allāh, they would all be exhausted before the words of Allah would be exhausted:
– “Say: If the sea were ink for the WORDS of my Lord, the sea would surely be exhausted before the WORDS of my Lord were exhausted, though We brought the like of it to add (thereto);” “And if all the trees in the earth were pens, and the sea with seven more seas added to it (were ink), the WORDS of Allāh would not be exhausted. Surely Allāh is Mighty, Wise”–(Qur’an 18:109; 31:27).
– “And there is none to change the WORDS of Allāh”–(Qur’an 6:34).
– “There is no changing the WORDS of Allāh”–(Qur’an 10:64).
– “And Mary, the daughter of Amran, who guarded her chastity, so We breathed into him of Our inspiration, and she accepted the truth of the WORDS of her Lord and His Books, and she was of the obedient ones”–(Qur’an 66:12).
Thus everything created must be a “word” of Allāh; the Bible also teaches this where God decreed creation by saying “Let there be…”–(Gen. 1:3-25).
How clearly and easily Allāh God makes the matter for us:
“The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a messenger; messengers before him had indeed passed away. And his mother was a truthful woman. They BOTH USED TO EAT FOOD. See how We make the messages clear to them! then behold, how they are turned away!”–(Qur’an 5:75)
- Jesus-inherited sin: Christians claim, because Adam sinned by eating from the forbidden tree, mankind inherited this sin from Adam (through our father); and to free the world of this “inherited sin” God sent Jesus who was sinless (because he was of “virgin” birth and therefore did not inherit sin from a father) to die for this “inherited sin.”
But inherited sin was devised by Paul.
“Paul believed that Adam’s transgression in a mysterious way affected the nature of the human race. The primeval sin, a Pauline creation with no biblical or post-biblical Jewish precedent, was irreparable by ordinary human effort.
The formalized Christian doctrine of original sin was first developed in the 2nd century by Irenaeus, the Bishop of Lyon, in his struggle against Gnosticism. Irenaeus contrasted their doctrine with the view that the Fall was a step in the wrong direction by Adam, with whom, Irenaeus believed, his descendants had some solidarity or identity. Irenaeus believed that Adam’s sin had grave consequences for humanity, that it is the source of human sinfulness, mortality and enslavement to sin, and that all human beings participate in his sin and share his guilt.
The Greek Fathers emphasized the cosmic dimension of the Fall, namely that since Adam human beings are born into a fallen world, but held fast to belief that man, though fallen, is free.They thus did not teach that human beings are deprived of free will and involved in total depravity, which is one understanding of original sin. During this period the doctrines of human depravity and the inherently sinful nature of human flesh were taught by Gnostics, and orthodox Christian writers took great pains to counter them. Christian apologists insisted that God’s future judgment of humanity implied humanity must have the ability to live righteously.
Historian Robin Lane Fox argues that the foundation of the doctrine of original sin as accepted by the Church was ultimately based on a mistranslation of Paul the Apostle‘s Epistle to the Romans (Romans 5:12–21) by Augustine, in his On the Grace of Christ, and on Original Sin”.” (Color added).
NOW YOU KNOW!
Such is Christianity: Forged in the human foundry it is “stamped with Divine authority” and fed to an uneducated world as Divine delicacies.
What sensible man and woman would deliver their souls into the hands of human inventions/assumptions; moreover, inventions/ assumptions that are rooted in “anonymous” sources?
As Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din eloquently states it: “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.”
And one of these “best” and “intellectually advanced” men, Professor Abdul Ahad Dawud –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– points out in his revealing book Muhammad In The Bible, pp. 191-192:
“More than sixteen Ecumenical Councils have been summoned to define the religion of Christianity, only to be discovered by the Synod of the Vatican in the nineteenth century that the mysteries of the “Infallibility” and the “Immaculate Conception” were two of the principal dogmas, both unknown to the Apostle Peter and the Blessed Virgin Mary! Any faith or religion dependent upon the deliberations and decisions of General Synods –holy or heretical– is artificial and human. The religion of Islam is the belief in one Allāh and absolute resignation to His will, and this faith is professed by the angels in heaven and by the Muslims on earth. It is the religion of sanctification and of enlightenment, and an impregnable bulwark against idolatry.” (Colors added).
Do Christians not fear God Who “is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”? for teaching falsehood in the name of God?
Do Christians not fear Hell, the “everlasting fire,” this “furnace of fire.” that “never shall be quenched” and in which shall be “wailing and gnashing of teeth” for blasphemy against God as Jesus admonished?
Heaven lies in following Divine revelation; not in following human invention and assumption.
As they delineate between Heaven and Hell, cardinal doctrines of a religion are to be clearly expressed in Scripture. These decisive doctrines are not to be left to be devised by deficient devotees.
That we are born sinful is to say we are criminal by nature –that we are born with two little horns on our foreheads and a barbed tail on our behinds (devils).
In the annals of modern history, there is no doctrine devised more heinous than the Christian Trinity, inherited sin and vicarious atonement. Only the uneducated, the unthinking and super-gulls would swallow this colossal Christian crockery.
Even the inherited-sin and vicarious-atonement invention is lopsided. The Bible says: “Adam was NOT deceived BUT THE WOMAN BEING DECEIVED WAS IN THE TRANSGRESSION”–(1Timothy 2:14; Genesis 3:6, 12).
Since Eve/woman was the transgressor how is it that “sin” is “inherited” through Adam/man and not through the transgressor Eve/woman?
The Christian God should have sent His “only begotten’ daughter to die for sin.
Allāh God forgives all sins, As He revealed to the Prophet Mohammad to convey to mankind:
“Say, O My servants who have sinned against their souls, despair not of the mercy of Allāh; surely Allāh forgives all sins. Verily, He is Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful.”–(Qur’an 39:53).
Imagine the expanse of love and mercy and compassion of Allāh Who needs nothing from us to implore us in such loving compassionate terms to forgive us our sins. And without need for having someone killed in “satisfaction.”
To restate: Christians say that Jesus was sinless (in that he did not inherit sin from Adam) because he was of “virgin” birth.
But even if Jesus was of “virgin” birth he would have inherited sin from Adam. As children inherit from both parents, Jesus’s mother, Mary, would have inherited sin from her father and pass it on to Jesus.
The matter does not end here. There are other teachings of Christianity that has no Divine foundation:
(i) Jesus-(virgin) birth: In all his arguments with the Jews, there is not a single place in the Bible where Jesus claims to be of miraculous birth as proof of his mission. Neither did his mother, Mary, ever made such a claim on his behalf –not even to save her son from “crucifixion.”
Isaiah 7:14 says that Immanuel, whom Christians says is Jesus, would be born of a “virgin.” But scholars have shown that the Hebrew word “almah” used in Isaiah 7:14 was incorrectly translated “virgin;” the correct translation being “young woman.”
Isaiah 7:14 aside. Paul conveys that Jesus had a human father:
(a) “Therefore (David) being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the FRUIT OF HIS LOINS, ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne”–(Acts 2:30);
(b) “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ…which was made of the SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH”–(Romans 1:3);
(c) “Remember that Jesus Christ of the SEED OF DAVID”–(2 Timothy 2:8).
And “seed” is sperm, and “according to the flesh” is male-female union: sexual intercourse.
Khwaja Nazir Ahmad in his scholarly presentation, Jesus in Heaven on Earth, has dealt in detail on Jesus which is noted in Jesus-birth miracle or mechanix? Regarding “virgin” birth in Matthew and Luke (the only two writers to mention Jesus’ birth) it notes the conclusion by Christian authorities:
“Realizing the position that the relevant verses regarding the virgin birth in both Matthew and Luke are forgeries, the compilers of the Encyclopaedia Biblica were compelled to come to the only possible conclusion that: The virgin birth disappears from the source altogether. (Ency. Biblica, Col. 2957.)”
(ii) Jesus-Son of God: Jesus is only “CALLED” Son of God: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee (Mary)…the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be CALLED the Son of God”–(Luke 1:35. God has a legion of sons and daughters.
As Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God and as there is NO inherited sin then there is no vicarious atonement seeing that vicarious atonement is dependent upon the existence of a son of God and there is/was NO son of God! A METAPHORICAL son cannot die for LITERAL sin.
That Son of God is only an epithet of honor is made clear in this statement by God: “the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell my servant David….I will be HIS FATHER, and he shall be MY SON”–(2 Samuel 7:4, 5,14).
(iii) Jesus-crucifixion: Allāh God says about Jesus: “they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them”–(Qur’an 4:157)..
The Bible supports the Qur’an that Jesus was not killed/crucified:
- prayers of the righteous are always answered–(James 5:16; Psalm 22:24; 34:15-19; John 9:31; Matthew 7:8-9);
- God always answered Jesus’ prayers–(John 11:41-42).
- Jesus prayed to be spared from death–(Matthew 26:38-39; Luke 22:44);
- Jesus prayers to be spared death were answered: “(Jesus) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared”-(Hebrews 5:7).
Allāh God says about Jesus: “they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them”–(Qur’an 4:157). Jesus only seemed dead. This is how God answered Jesus’ prayers and saved him. Obviously Jesus went into a coma. In those days no one checked for pulses, if you’re limp you’re dead.
- Jesus says his “sign” would be like “the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”–Matthew 12:39-40).
Jonas was alive in the whale’s belly–(Jonah 1:17; 2:1-10. If Jesus came to die for sins there was no need for his sign to be like Jonas’. If Jesus was killed/crucified his sign would not have been like Jonas’.
- After the alleged crucifixion and resurrection Jesus had his disciples examine him to verify he wasnotspirit, as the resurrected is, but was of flesh and bones: a mortal–(Luke 24:38-39). The resurrected “are (spiritualized) as the angels”–(Matthew 22:23-30. Luke 20:34-36). Jesus had flesh and bones: he was HUMAN.
- The Apostles treated the news of Jesus’ resurrection as “idle tales”–(Luke 24:11. If the crucifixion and resurrection were prophecies, the Apostles would not have treated the resurrection as “idle tales”).
So who is wrong/lying, Christians and the so-called historians and authors, or Jesus?
If Christians and the so-called historians and authors are right that Jesus died on the cross, the Christians Son of God and God is wrong that he did NOT die on the cross.
So who will you believe and follow the “inspired” word of God and Jesus or Christians and their entourage of ectopic experts?
Christians know there was no crucifixion. M.A Faruqui notes in his book The Crumbling of the Cross that when the Vatican was presented with facts from CHRISTIAN investigations on the Shroud of Turin proving that the body in the Shroud which was/is believed to be that of Christ that:
“In the medical sense it is proved that it was not a dead body, because at that time a free movement of the heart was traceable. The existence of the flowing of blood, its position and its nature which is found on the Holy Shroud furnishes a clear scientific and medical proof that the so-called execution was legally not complete.
According to the present discovery the present as well as the past teachings of Christianity are incorrect.” (Just as Allāh revealed, that Christ was not killed–Qur’an 4:157).
“We can safely say that no one and nothing on this earth can refute these discoveries. This is an open challenge by the Research Convent.” (pp. 98-100. Color added).
In response to the finding of the Research Convent”
“Pope John XXIII had made a proclamation on 30 June 1960, which was printed in an issue of the Vatican newspaper, Osservator Romano dated 2nd July 1960, under the title “Complete Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ,” in which the Pope informed and directed all the Catholic Bishops to believe and to propagate that the complete salvation of the human race lies through the blood of Jesus Christ, and that the death of Jesus Christ is not essential for this purpose.” (p. 109. Color added).
This is Papal’s verbal gymnastics. How can salvation be through the “blood” of Christ when there was no “blood” of Jesus Christ? and Christianity stands on the foundation of the “blood” of Jesus Christ –of “inherited sin” and vicarious atonement; and Christians are preaching to the world that Jesus Christ “died” for sin inherited from Adam?
Note well, that “salvation of the human race lies through the blood of Jesus Christ” is the Pope’s (Christian’s) teaching; it is NOT God’s teaching; it is NOT Jesus’ teaching.
What more proof is needed that CHRISTIANITY IS A FAKE RELIGION?
How can salvation lie through the “blood” of Jesus Christ when Jesus Christ, the Christian’s God and Son of God, taught that “salvation” lies in following the Mosaic Law [till the coming of the Comforter who will bring “all truth” and “abide forever”? (For full details see Jesus-inherited sin, crucifixion, ascension).
Given the disposition of the Jewish leaders towards Jesus’ lambasting them as “hypocrites” etc; Jesus knew the Jews wanted to kill him. Jews killing prophets of God was not unknown to Jesus: “Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets”–(Matthew 23:31).
Thus we have the Gospel narrating: “From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the ELDERS and CHIEF PRIESTS and SCRIBES, and be KILLED, and be raised again the THIRD DAY”–(Matthew 16:21).
Jesus raising on the THIRD DAY was in reference to his promise that his “sign” would be like that of Jonas who came out of the fish’s belly after THREE days: “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”–(Matthew 12:39-40).
That Jesus was sought by Jews to be killed because of his condemnation of Jewish authorities and NOT for fulfilling scripture is noted by Biblical scholars. The ‘Bible Dictionary’ notes as part of its explanation of the term ‘scribe’:
“Their familiarity with the law allowed the scribes to take on a role of growing importance in Jewish society –teaching in the synagogues, serving as judges, and becoming members of the Sanhedrin. Jesus refused to accept the mass of detail and the superficial technicalities which they affixed to the law, and He accused them of hypocritical interpretations of the law. For these reasons they opposed His teachings and were one of the groups, as were the Pharisees, that helped to plot His death–(Matthew 5:20; 21:15; Mark 10:33; 14:53; Luke 11:44; 20:46; John 8:3; Acts 4:5; 6:12).”–(Self-Pronouncing Edition, The Holy Bible, The World Publishing Company, Cleveland 2, Ohio, p. 77. Color added).
Whereas Jesus believed he would be killed, evidently, as shown, Jesus was not killed. God saved him.
Thus, as there was no crucifixion of Jesus then ipso facto there was no resurrection of Jesus.
(iv) Jesus-ascension: Ahmed Deedat has shown in his booklet Is the Bible God’s Word? that the verses of Mark 16:19 and Luke 24:51 which refer to the Ascension of Jesus were “expunged” but later “restored to the text.”
Jesus’ ascension is a “forgery” in the Bible. Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din points out in his book Open Letters To The Bishops of Salisbury & London, (pp. 31-32):
“The concluding eleven verses of St. Mark-(16:9-20) and the well-known verse of St. Matthew -(28:19), speaking of the Son and the Father and the Holy Ghost, are forgeries, an admitted addition to the ancient MSS (manuscripts). The fact was discovered by the first translator of the Bible into English and they made a marginal note in their version of the Bible which continued for some time. But we do not find the said note in any of the copies now published by the said society(Foreign Mission Society). Is it fair and honest to keep others in darkness as to the true value of the contents of the Bible? The reader must know that the concluding portion of St. Mark and the verse in St. Matthew are spurious and a subsequent addition…..The said eleven verses of St. Mark are the only justification for the existence of the Foreign Mission….It may that reasons other than religion are at the back of it all, and goading their activities, but decency, if not religion, assuredly demands the publishing of things as they are.”
(Such is Christian’s deception and desperation to have the world drink the mythical blood of Jesus Christ and eat his body –SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM. This must be the lowest depth of spiritual depravity). (For full quote see Jesus-inherited sin, crucifixion, ascension
(v) Jesus-second coming: Buddha, who preceded Jesus by five hundred years, also said that he will return to earth “to restore the world to order and happiness.”2 And Buddha, as far as is known, did not view non-Orientals as “dogs” and “swine” or spoke in parables so these non-Orientals would not understand and be forgiven; as Jesus considered non-Jews “dogs” and “swine” and spoke in parables so they would not understand and be forgiven.
It would seem hypocritical for Jesus to return to save those whom he considered “dogs” and “swine” and tried to keep out of heaven by speaking in parables.
(If Buddha and Jesus were to return to lord the world the two might have to battle for supremacy).
Further, Lord Krishna, who also precedes Jesus, says in the Bhagavad-Gita (4:6-8): “I still appear in every millennium…. Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice ….To deliver the pious.”
And considering that their doctrines are contradictory –Krishna teaching karma and reincarnation, and Jesus teaching resurrection and judgment– they may have their own Armageddon for the souls of the people.
Regarding Jesus’ dubious return to earth/second coming Jehovah’s Witnesses infer in their book Mankind’s Search For God, (p. 353-354) that Jesus came in 1914 though his coming was an “invisible presence.”
If Christ came in 1914 he really brought “sword” and “fire” rather than peace and joy. World War I produced a holocaust of carnage; not to mention World War II, and other wars on to this day.
Jesus told his disciples before his transfiguration (God needs to be transfigured? And five hundred years before Jesus, Buddha was transfigured on Mount Pandava in Ceylon): “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom’–(Matthew 16:28. Jesus here contradicts himself when he said, “I go to my Father, and ye SEE ME NO MORE”–John 16:10).
Unless “Son of man” in the above verse is some other than Jesus, these people would not be able to “see” Jesus if his “coming” would be “invisible.”
Also, Jesus is here speaking to people in his own lifetime –standing “here.” It must be the “miracle of the ages” that for two thousand years since Jesus’ departure these “some standing” people are yet living, waiting for Jesus; and would “see” him though he would be “invisible.”
Jesus had no knowledge if he was going to heaven. Jesus says “If I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”–(John 12:32). For the man who is confident he is going to heaven it is queer Jesus should say “If” I be lifted up instead of ‘after’ I be lifted up or ‘when’ I be lifted up.
As to Jesus saying that if he be lifted up that he “will draw all men unto” him. It is clear that in the two thousand years since Jesus is alleged to have gone to heaven he has not drawn “all men” unto him; there are tens of millions of atheists and non-Christians the world over who have died or are still living who do not believe in him, or accept him as God or son of God or vicarious atoner. This would seem to suggest that, either Jesus did not utter those words or his words are not true or that he was not “lifted up from the earth.”
Jesus told one of the thieves being crucified: “Verily I say unto thee, TODAY shalt thou be with me in paradise,”–(Luke 23:43). But not only was Jesus not killed/crucified as proven, Jesus did not go to paradise “To day”: at least eight days after his alleged resurrection he was with his disciples –(John 20:26); the Acts said Jesus ascended FORTY DAYS AFTER the “resurrection”–(Acts 1:3, 9).
Thus, Jesus (the Christians’ God and son of God) not only did not know “if” he was going to heaven he did not even know when he will be going. (Poor thief!)
In fact, not only did Jesus not know “if” and “when” he will be going to heaven, but by his own pronouncement seems he was “in danger of hell fire;” he says: “whoever shall say Thou fool shall be in danger of hell fire”–(Matthew 5:22); yet he calls the Jews “fools”–(Matthew 23:17, 19; Luke 24:25).
Jesus says: “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself”–(John 14:2-3).
Here again, Jesus, like his uncertainty in going to heaven, is not certain “if” he is going to prepare a place for his followers. And as Jesus has not yet returned, all those Christians who died and will die before his alleged return will not get taken.
(Since Buddha is also believed to have ascended to heaven as well as Enoch and Elijah, then there are at least four individuals in heaven and possibly sitting “on the right hand of God”–Mark 16:19. Who wants to go to the Christian heaven anyway? The Christian’s Heaven is B-O-R-I-N-G –reading past-time stories and watching the lion strips hay like the cow).
Moreover, apart from Jesus’ uncertainty as to whether he is going to heaven and prepare a place for his followers and coming back. Jesus completed his mission as he declared: “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do–(John 17:4).
As Jesus “finished” his work there is no need for him to return.
Jesus’ return is the imagination of the Church/Christians based on ancient “Iranian mythology.” (See next topic).
In contrast to Jesus’ uncertainty as to whether he is going to heaven and prepare a place for his followers and coming back. The Prophet Mohammad tells us clearly that Allāh has already prepared Gardens and mansions for us. All we need do is believe in Allāh and do good deeds and Paradise is ours –as easy and simple as that; no uncertain trip to heaven and back and no vague promises. And the promise of Allāh is ever true–(Qur’an 19:60-61; 31:8-9; 39:20; 61:12).
Muslims have assurance of heaven–(Qur’an 4:124; 33:35; 36:56; 41:8; 43:70; 46:15-16; 52:17; 64: 9). (See also the topic “Islam” above).
(vi) Jesus-1000-year rule: As with Trinity, Sonship of God, inherited sin, crucifixion and return of Jesus, Jesus reign over future-world for a thousand years is also a mirage; a Christian fantasy viewed through the lens of ancient Indo-Iranian mythology.
Encyclopaedia Britannica notes:
“David was Israel’s first successful king….
David became the prototype of an awaited Messiah. As symbol of the Messiah, the return of David, or the coming of David’s “son” stood for the reassertion of the divine rule and presence in history: to judge it, to redeem it, to renew it. David thus became the symbol of a fulfilment in the future, final peace.
In the apocalyptic developments in Judaism that mark the last two pre-Christian centuries, the symbolic rule of David stressed his status as divine mediator. The son of David became more emphatically a heavenly figure, the son of God enthroned to rule over the nations of the world. This was the matrix for the rise of Christianity. The new faith interpreted the career of Jesus by means of the titles and functions assigned to David in the mysticism of the Zion cult, in which he served as priest-king and in which he was the mediator between God and man.”3
Clearly, Christians tailored Jesus to suit David according to their imaginations. Whereas God made David an earthly king, Christians try to make Jesus a heavenly king.
The Book of Revelation, is said to be a vision given to John by Jesus through an angel with the permission of God–(Revelation 1:1). But the Book of revelation is not prophecies about a future coming and rule of Jesus. Encyclopaedia Britannica notes:
“Revelation to John appears to be a collection of separate units composed by unknown authors who lived during the last quarter of the first century, though it purports to have been written by John…
Although Christ is clearly the central figure of Revelation, an understanding of the text presupposes familiarity with the Old Testament language and concepts, especially those taken from the books of Daniel and Ezekiel …References to a “thousand years” (ch. 20) have led some to expect that the final victory over evil will come after the completion of some millennium.”4
“One of the most pervading and dominant mythological themes to be noted in the New Testament and the writings of the subapostolic church (late 1st–early 2nd centuries) was that of the ages of the world. Derived from Indo-Iranian (or Indo-European) sources and transformed through Jewish concepts of history, the theme of the ages of the world that most influenced Christianity came from the apocalyptic speculation that flourished during the period of the rise of Christianity.
…It was Iranian mythological concepts of the ages of the world, translated though Jewish apocalyptic views, that most influenced Christian views of time, history, and man’s ultimate destiny.
.…The theme of the ages of the world and its attendant subthemes that came primarily from Iranian mythology were transformed by apocalyptic literature––which flourished in Judaism and then Christianity from about the 2nd century BC to about 2nd century AD––into a historical context, though Zoroastrian had done this in reference to the last age. Indo-Iranian myth was thus historicized through the Judeo-Christian view of historical time as the arena of struggle between good and evil. The four ages of the world in Christianity are: (1) from creation of the world and man to the Fall of man; (2) from the Fall of man to the first advent of Christ; (3) from the first to the second advent of Christ, which includes the 1,000-year reign of Christ and his saints and the Last Judgment; and (4) the creation of a new heaven and a new earth in which those who have chosen the good (i.e., Christ) will live in eternity.”5
Note well these Christian apocalyptic writings are not Divine revelations. They are Christian inventions that are based on the “mythology” of other people(s). The imageries in the Book of Revelation are either echoes from Old Testament writings or Christian imaginations.
As Jesus completed his mission there is no return. It is the Comforter who guides into “all truth” as Jesus says that will abide “forever.’ And as already shown, whereas David was earthly king, Christians try to make Jesus into heaven;y king.
While mythology may have its purpose in certain areas of life, the road to God needs no human embellishments or inventions. In His Qur’an Allāh has given us guidance. Allāh created us to live a term on earth and He furnished us with clear instructions on what is good and what is evil; then we die and are returned to him; followed by the Resurrection and Judgment and our destination to Paradise or Hell according to our belief and deeds.
Allāh God having “completed” His favor to man and having “perfected” religion–(Qur’an 5:3) through the Prophet Mohammad, no other personality, old or new, is needed. As Allāh God rightly puts forward the reasoning: “In what announcement after this (Qur’an) will they then believe?”–(Qur’an 7:185; 77:50).
In the Qur’an nothing is left out that is needed for our moral, social, intellectual and spiritual upliftment.
5. JESUS DID NOT EXIST:
With all their claims that Jesus (was) foretold in the Old Testament, there is no place in any of these so-called prophecies where Jesus is mentioned by name “Jesus.”
The Gospels are no help either. No court would give credence to a document prepared by four men (and even by one, Gospel of John, whose authorship is “anonymous”) who were NOT eyewitnesses of the data they recorded. The judge would not hesitate to throw such submitter and his book out the window as “hearsay.”
Christian’s best selling point for their religion is Jesus performing Miracles which even the skeleton of the righteous can perform:
“And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet–(2 Kings 13:20-21).
And which people of faith can also perform:
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you”–(Matthew 17:20).
Even fakers can perform miracles:
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect)–(Matthew 24:24)
Unlike the Qur’an whose miraculous nature are being discovered by modern science. There is nothing to show/prove that Jesus actually performed miracles –there is no dead body, or blind and lame etc; to show as proof that he resurrected or healed.
And since even fakers can perform miracles, as Jesus stated, miracles are no proof of Divinity or even proof of Divine messengership. And sermons, which perhaps any intelligent person of eloquence can deliver, is also no proof of Divinity or Divine messengership.
Clearly then, the Gospels can cannot prove that Jesus existed. Thus, from a Biblical, logical, and Judicial perspective JESUS CHRIST DID NOT EXIST.
As the Bible cannot prove that Jesus existed how can Christians claim that Jesus will return; and even rule future-world?
As noted in Jesus-1000-year rule Christians tailored Jesus to suit David according to their imaginations. Whereas God made David an earthly king, Christians try to make Jesus a heavenly king. And to effect this, Christians consigned Jesus to the bed of celibacy –though the Qur’an shows Jesus-had a wife– crowned him with Divinity, made him scapegoat for non-existent inherited sin, and consecrated him ruler of future-world on the basis of ancient “Indo-Iranian” mythology,
6. JESUS A PHANTOM. SAVED BY MOHAMMAD:
Apart from the Gospels –which were written by people who were not eyewitnesses to what they wrote; and in the case of the Gospel of John, the writer is “anonymous”– the only other source of information on Jesus is the Qur’an –which, as shown, was memorized and written down at the time of its revelation and rehearsed annually by Prophet Mohammad with Angel Gabriel–(Bokhari, Vol. 4, #754, 819); and avowed by Allāh God to protect it from corruption–(Qur’an 15:9; 75:17).
The Qur’an, as Allāh God revealed, is the Criterion/Discrimination between truth and falsehood –(Qur’an 2:185; 3:4; 25:1).
Significantly, Jesus’ unequivocal teachings in the Gospels are echoed in the Qur’an:
(1) Jesus taught Unity of God; “And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord”–(Mark 12:29);
“And when Allah will say: O Jesus, son of Mary, didst thou say to men, Take me and my mother for two gods besides Allah? He (Jesus) will say…..I said to them naught save as Thou didst command me: Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord; and I was a witness….”–(Qur’an 5:116-117).
(2) Jesus declared God sent him only for Jews: “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”–(Matthew 15:24). “I pray for them (Jews): I pray NOT for the world”–(John 17:9).
“When the angels said: O Mary, surely Allah gives thee good news with a word from Him (of one) whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary….And (make him) a messenger to the Children of Israel….”–Qur’an 3:45-49; 43:59; 61:6).
(3) Jesus foretold Comforter: “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter that he may abide with you forever;” “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth”–(John 14:16; 6:13).
“And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the messenger of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Torah and giving the good news of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmad”–(Qur’an 61:6. Ahmad is another name of Prophet Mohammad).
Whereas Muslims know who Allāh God is and who Mohammad is and what we follow.
With all their fantastic inventions of Trinity, Sonship of God, inherited sin and vicarious atonement and king of future-world. Two thousand years after Jesus Christ, Christians are yet groping in the field of “darkness and misunderstanding” and confusion as to who God is and as to who Jesus is and his mission and whether Jesus was flesh or phantom:
- whereas some Christians hold that Jesus is God, some say he is only Son of God. (Whose belief is correct? And Jesus is only “called” son of God, and God has a legion of sons and daughters);
- whereas some Christians believe in Trinity, some hold Trinity as a “senseless God-dishonoring doctrine.” (Whose belief is correct? Notably, the pagan Romans had Trinity –Juno, Jupiter and Minerva. And Hindus have Trinity –Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. And the Romans and Hindu Trinity pre-date the Christian Trinity. In which event it may be advanced that Christians copied the Pagan Romans and/or Hindu Trinity).
- whereas some Christians say Christ died for inherited sin, some say he died for committed sin. (Whose belief is correct? Whether inherited sin or committed sin, the God that puts one person’s sin onto others and even have the innocent killed for the guilty is not worthy of adoration. Not even honest humans suffer the innocent for the guilty).
- whereas some Christians 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.”–(Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic comm; #663).
And these are the cardinal doctrines of their religion. Whose belief is correct?
Given the humanness of the Bible and the clouds of conjectures surrounding the existence of Jesus, but for the Qur’an/Islam/Mohammad Jesus may have 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 but has cleansed him and his mother, Mary, of the calumnies of “bastard” and “adulteress,” respectively, hurled on them by Jewish Fathers, and appareled them in rubious robes of righteousness and sat him elegantly in the celestial spotlight of Divine Truth –of him being human and a prophet of God– and have secured for them today the unflagging allegiance of some one-and-one-half billion Muslims. And counting as Islam spirits on. Inexorably! Invincibly! Impregnably! As Divinely decreed! To prevail over all religions:
“He it is Who sent His Messenger (Mohammad) with guidance and the Religion of Truth, that He may cause it to prevail over all religions, though the polytheists are averse” (Qur’an 9:32-33; 48:28; 61:8-9).
Allāh God truly is Great!
Subhāna Rabbayyal A’lā!
THE QUR’AN: MIRACLE OF ALL MIRACLES: by Dr. Zakir Naik: Though the two videos are similar there is additional info in one; and also in the question and answer section.
On this site we have refuted charges against Allāh –the Glorious and the High– Islam, the Qur’an, Prophet Mohammad –peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him– and Muslims. And have shown the superiority of Islam over all religions. Islam is blessed with the Divine allure of “reason.” And one who governs by reason –and it is the Divine requirement that we govern by reason– he and she would have no choice but to follow Islam.
On “June 13, 2010 at 10:47 AM,” an “Anonymous” visitor to Nonie Darwish’s website, having finished reading Ms. Darwish’s book “Cruel and Usual Punishment,” stated: “I would to read some Muslim write a retort to your book…point-by-point and not just an emotional outburst (such as death to “unbeliever”).“
In “reply” we stated that Muslims have written a “retort” to Ms. Darwish’s two books “point-by-point,” see www.nogod-butallah.org.
The website did not post our “reply.” Obviously “terrified” to let its visitors/readers know that Nonie Darwish’s books have been refuted. And “point-by-point.”
Those who endeavor to write should respect the dignity of writing and not be a cheap propagandist –in this case a cheap anti-Islam propagandist.
Some of the major critics of Islam we have responded to are:
–(ALLAH) A GOD WHO HATES-BY WAFA SULTAN
–ALI SINA: Ali Sina is to refute our submission or close down his site, acknowledge that Islam is the true religion, and pay us $50,000 US as he pledged; he can make the cheque payable to the Government of Turkey for the Syrian refugees.
–ANSWERING WIKIISLAM-2 QUESTIONS FOR MUSLIMS
–AYAAN HIRSI ALI
–BOTROS, FATHER ZAKARIA DISSECTS QUR’AN
–BOTROS, FATHER ZAKARIA TEN DEMANDS
–NONIE DARWISH-NOW THEY CALL ME INFIDEL
–NONIE DARWISH-CRUEL AND USUAL PUNISHMENT
–PASTOR Dr. JAMES MC DONALD
–REV. JERRY VINES
–SWAMI DAYANANDA SARASWATI
–THE END OF FAITH-SAM HARRIS
–THE TROUBLE WITH ISLAM-IRSHAD MANJI
–WHY I AM NOT A MUSLIM-IBN WARRAQ
1. Notably, the Qur’an is not a treatise on any subject or a Book pf laws: “The Holy Qur’an is not a Book of laws, but essentially a book meant for the spiritual and moral advancement of man, and therefore the power, greatness, grandeur and glory of God is its chief theme, the principles of social laws enunciated therein being also meant to promote the moral and spiritual advancement of man”–(Muhammad Ali, Preface to his translation of the Qur’an, p. vi).
While the Qur’an is not a treatise on any subject, “What initially strikes the reader confronted for the first time with a text of this kind is the sheer abundance of subjects discussed: the Creation, astronomy, the explanation of certain matters concerning the earth, and the animal and vegetable kingdoms, human reproduction. Whereas monumental errors are to be found in the Bible, I could not find a single error in the Qur’an. I had to stop and ask myself: if a man was the author of the Qur’an, how could he have written facts in the Seventh century A.D. that today are shown to be in keeping with modern scientific knowledge?”–(Maurice Bucaille, The Bible The Qur’an and Science, p. 120.).
There are two critical points about Islam that are to be kept in mind:
(i) The Qur’an was revealed over a period of about twenty-three years. Unless and until he received Divine revelation in a matter the Prophet Mohammad followed the Torah/Bible, which requires honor killing, death for apostasy, blasphemy and parental abuse, homosexuality and –adultery. The Qur’an abrogates these laws of Judaism and Christianity. (This is what the Qur’an refers to when it speaks of abrogation–Qur’an 2:106; it does not mean, as erroneously believe, that one verse of the Qur’an abrogates another verse. See Muhammad Ali’s comm. to Qur’an 2:106: www.muslim.org).
(ii) Hadith/Sayings of the Prophet Mohammad are to be understood as to the time frame in which they were given –whether it was before or after revelation on the subject. The Prophet governed according to the Qur’an–(Qur’an 10:15; 21:45; 46:9; 53:3-4).
Even in the lifetime of the Prophet sayings were forged in his name. Hazrat Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam, is noted as saying:
“During the very lifetime of the Holy Prophet (AS) many a false tradition was attributed to him. This continued till the apostle of God got so vexed that he stood up and declared, ‘Whoever deliberately and purposely tells a lie against me or attributes lies to me shall make a place for himself in the Hell’”–(Nahjul Balagha, sermon 215, p. 386. See also Bokhari Vol. 1, # 106-109; Vol. 4, # 667, 712. Perhaps it is for this reason that the Prophet is reported as having said that whatever sayings of his contradict with the Qur’an is to be discarded.
As noted, the Prophet taught only according to the Qur’an. Forgeries may also have been made by the opponents of the Prophet to denigrate him.
Hazrat Ali also noted that there are those who heard from the Prophet “but his memory was not good and when he repeated the traditions he could not repeat them correctly;” then there were those who heard from the Prophet and remembered correctly “but they did not know that that order was later repealed and abrogated. Conversely, some people heard the Prophet forbidding his followers from a certain action, but did not know that the Apostle of God later gave permission for the same.”
Highly significant, Hazrat Ali explains that:
“Orders of our Holy Prophet (AS) are of two kinds. Some are meant for special persons while others are for all Muslims and for all times.
There were many persons who could not fully understand the significance of what the prophet had said. They could remember all right, but could not grasp the true relevance of these traditions and began interpreting them as they desired.
(Hazrat points out that whereas he invariably had the Prophet explained his teachings, the companions of the Prophet did not “dare” themselves to ask questions and often waited till visiting Arabs asked questions, “they then listened how Hazrat (i.e. the Prophet–NGBA) replied and tried to remember those traditions as much as they could.” And that “These are various reasons which caused so many spurious and false traditions to come into circulation”–(Nahjul Balagha, sermon 215, pp. 386-388).
Whatever saying of the Prophet contradicts with the Qur’an is to be discarded. The Qur’an supersedes all other sources of guidance.
2. In his book The Sources of Christianity Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes 48 similarities between Buddha and Jesus, including their both being of Virgin-birth; birth announced by a star; visited by wise men; life threatened by a king; temptation; transfiguration; return to earth; Alpha and Omega; etc; (pp.62-70).
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th, ed; Vol. 5; art. David; Nation.
4. Ency. Brit. 15th Edn; Vol. VIII, art. Revelation to John, p. 537.
5. Ency Brit. 15th Edn; Vol. 4, art. Myth and legend from the 1st to the early 2nd centuries, pp. 551-552.