In the name of Allāh,
the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Peace and Blessings of Allāh on Mohammad.
Allāh–the Glorious and the High,
Lord of the worlds
Mohammad–who brought the world
to our feet and eternity to our arms.

For a full treatment on the claim that Jesus is God, son of God, original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement see

Christian apologist, David Wood, cites verses of the Qur’an to discredit Allāh/Islam, and also compares teachings of the Qur’an with similar statements of Jesus in the New Testament to prove Jesus is God. Here are David Wood’s claim and our answers:

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 57:3 Allāh says He is the First and the Last. And in Revelation 1:17-18 Jesus calls himself First and the Last. (This proves Jesus is God).
    Notably, the Book of Revelation is NOT part of the Gospel. The Book of Revelation was written about sixty years after Jesus, and was ““squeezed into the canon in the fourth century” (i.e. 300 years after Christ-NGBA), and barely made it into the 27-book lineup”” of the New Testament. (See the Internet).
    It is stated, “Revelation was among the last books accepted into the Christian biblical canon, and to the present day some churches that derive from the Church of the East reject it. Eastern Christians became skeptical of the book as doubts concerning its authorship and unusual style were reinforced by aversion to its acceptance by Montanists and other groups considered to be heretical. This distrust of the Book of Revelation persisted in the East through the 15th century.” And “As of 2015 Revelation remains the only New Testament book not read in the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church, though Catholic and Protestant liturgies include it.”  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Revelation.“Red” color added). (That Revelation is “reject(ed)” and “distrust(ed)” is not unexpected. No one knows who wrote the Book of Revelation.  Shown later).
       The New Testament consists of 27 books, many written by St(?) Paul. It is doubtful a judge will entertain such hearsay material as evidence. However, for what it’s worth, we will entertain David Wood.

To restate. David Wood: In Qur’an 57:3 Allāh says He is the First and the Last. And in Revelation 1:17-18 Jesus calls himself First and the Last. (This proves Jesus is God).

   (i) (Hinduism’s Lord Krishna says he is beginning and end (First and Last or Alpha and Omega)–(Gita 10:32) and Krishna PRECEDED Jesus by more than 3,000 years. Buddha also is said to be “Alpha and Omega”. Thus, by David Wood’s count there are three additional “Gods” –Jesus, Krishna and Buddha– not to mention Pharaoh–Qur’an 26:29; 79:24).

Notably, Regarding the sayings of Buddha, Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din notes in his revealing book The Sources of Christianity forty-eight (48) similarities between Jesus and Buddha –from virgin birth, temptation, Transfiguration, resurrection, bodily ascension, second coming to restore the world to order and happiness, judge the dead–(pp.62-70). And Buddha PRECEDED Jesus by 500 years. Who copied from whom? K.K. also lists twelve (12) similarities between Jesus and the Babylonian God, Baal –from the arrest, trial, death, guards at tomb, resurrection, and feast in March/ spring “celebrated also as his triumph over the powers of darkness”–(pp.44-46). And Baal PRECEDED Jesus by nearly 2,000 years. Who copied from whom? The Sources of Christianity, detailing the pagan heritage of Christianity, may be obtained from www.muslim.org

   (i) Whereas Allāh’s full statement reads: “He is the First and the Last and the Manifest and the Hidden.” Jesus did not say he is the Manifest and the Hidden. Arguably, David’s God Jesus is only half a God. Or must have forgotten this part of his existence.
(ii)  Strikingly, in Revelation 22:16 Jesus says, “I am the root and the offspring of David.” So, is Jesus God who created David, or is Jesus God from the loins of David?
(iii) Intriguingly, whereas Allāh gave this declaration “He is the First and the Last and the Manifest and the Hidden.” to the Angel Gabriel who conveyed it to the Prophet Mohammad. The Book of Revelation was given by God to Jesus through an angel in a vision to John: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which GOD gave unto him …and he sent and signified it by his ANGEL unto his servant JOHN….(when) I (John) was in the SPIRIT  on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying” –(Revelation 1:1, 10).
Since GOD gave the Book to Jesus, how then Jesus is God? (David Wood’s miracle of interpretation). (More on this later).
Allāh says He is not begotten–(Qur’an 112-3). But Jesus was begotten by Mary. How then Jesus is “First” and how he is God?

   Paul, whom Christians follow, says: “Jesus Christ.…was made of the SEED OF DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH”–(Romans 1:3). “God had sworn with an oath to him (David), that of the FRUIT OF HIS LOINS, according to the FLESH, he would raise up Christ”–(Acts 2:29-30). And “seed” is sperm and “according to the flesh is “sexual intercourse. How then Jesus is God? Some God, coming from the womb.
   Again, Jesus says:  “But from the beginning GOD made them male and female”–(Mark 10:6). Since GOD made them, how then Jesus is God? If Jesus was God Jesus should have said “I” made them.

And the classic, Jesus’ temptation (Matthew 4:1-11):
“Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (If Jesus is Father, Son and Holy Spirit/Ghost then God  led Himself to be tempted. And Why would God need the Devil  to tempt Him; was God not confident of His own faith in Himself?)…..he (the devil) said to him (Jesus) If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread, But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, MAN shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of GOD (Even the devil does not believe Jesus is “Son of God” and the devil should know because he is a “Son of God”-Job 1:6: 2:1-2). And Jesus clearly identifies himself as MAN, how then Jesus is God?)
Then the devil….setteth him (Jesus) on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God cast thyself down: for it is written, He (GOD) shall give his angels charge…and in their hands they shall bear thee up (clearly, the devil knows Jesus is not God)….Jesus saith unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy GOD.  (Again Jesus conveys he is not God. How then Jesus is God? Can any one tempt God?)
Again, the devil taketh him (Jesus) up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him (Jesus), All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the LORD THY GOD, and HIM ONLY shalt thou serve. (How then Jesus is God? And unless the devil/Satan  thinks God is stupid why would Satan offer God all the  treasures of the earth if Jesus  was God and moreover when he knows all the treasures already belong to God?)
Then the devil leaveth him (Jesus), and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him (Jesus).  (Angels ministered unto GOD?)
How then Jesus is God? (Only in David Wood’s miracle of “interpretation”.

   Perhaps the writer of the Gospel of John –whoever he is and no one knows who he is– saw the humor in this “Temptation of Christ” and would have nothing to do with it. Taking Jesus to another wilderness –a wedding in Cana catering to drunks, converting water to wine; promoting drunkenness–(John 2:1-10). And encouraging illicit behavior –we know what “wine” caused Lot do with his two daughters: built two nations with them–(Genesis 19:30-38.    Without being cynical, it may be said Jesus baptized “water” into “wine” and all Christendom fell drunk).
How rightly Allāh the All-Knowing GOD admonishes us to avoid intoxicants, the tool of the devil–(Qur’an 2:219; 5:90-91). Sadly, there are Muslims who disregard the guidance of Allāh and swallow this devil’s brew.  Alcohol does NOT give a “good time.” “EVERYTHING IS BETTER SOBER!” (See Alcohol & Gambling)

To uproot, incinerate and entomb forever David Wood’s (and Christendom’s) “God” of the womb, let the Christians “inerrant” “word of God” tell it:
-“the angel Gabriel was sent from GOD….To a virgin espoused to….JOSEPH, of the house of DAVID; and the virgin’s name was Mary…And the angel said unto her (Mary) …thou shalt CONCEIVE in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his NAME Jesus…and the Lord GOD shall give unto him the throne of his father DAVID”–Luke 1:26-32).
Aside from the fact that to “CONCEIVE” requires sperm and ovum. The statement clearly shows that GOD says Jesus was HUMAN. But David Wood says Jesus is God. (David Wood’s miracle of interpretations!).
And if Jesus is God then God foretold the birth of Himself. (More David Wood’s miracle of interpretations!)
Evidently, according to David Wood his “God” Jesus was ignorant of his status –whether he was God or man.

 As noted at the beginning, the Book of Revelation is “reject(ed)” and “distrust(ed)” by some Christians/churches.
To restate. David Wood notes in Revelation 1:17-18 Jesus calls himself First and the Last. Interestingly, no one knows who actually wrote the Book of Revelation. 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”–(Ency. Brit. 15th Edn; Vol. VIII, art. Revelation to John, p. 537. Caps added).
So, which of these “unknown authors” wrote that Jesus calls himself First and the Last? And did Jesus also send his “angel” to this “unknown” author and gave him this saying in a vision as was given to John?
Whether a known John or an unknown John wrote Revelation. It is mind-boggling of gargantuan proportion that for his entire mission David Wood’s God, Jesus, did not have the wisdom to say he was the “First and the Last” but prayed to GOD, thanked GOD, enjoined worship of GOD, and agonized to GOD with “his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground” for GOD to SAVE him from DEATH as GOD will. For his entire life Jesus did not say he was “First and Last” but waited for sixty years to pass –when the Book of Revelation was written– after he was “killed/crucified” to give this heavenly tidbit that he was “First and the Last” to an ANGEL to pass on to some “John” in a vision; and gave it to this Angel/John in the GREEK language when he (Jesus) spoke Hebrew/Aramaic. ASTOUNDING!!!  Such is the edifice of Christianity. Laboriously built on a mirage.

   As noted, Jesus, in the Garden of Gethsemane–(Matthew 26:36-39; Luke 22:39-44) implored GOD to save him from death. Clearly, this is not the action of a man/GOD who came to give his life, and to give it willingly as Christians trumpet, to save sinners; or save anyone. In fact, for Christ to indict GOD as having forsaken him, as Matthew 27:46 records: “My GOD, my GOD, why hast thou forsaken me?”  This must be the blackest degree of disgrace ever exampled by a GOD/Son of God in Scriptural history.  The “Mother” of all disgraces.
Not even Jonas in the fish’s belly was so ungracious as the Christian God, but prayed devoutly to God: “There is no God but Thou, glory be to Thee! Surely I am of the sufferers of loss”–(Qur’an 21:87; Jonah 2:1-10).
Not even the Jews of 1400’s Vienna displayed such ignominy as this Christian GOD/Son of God, but were steadfast and honorable, choosing the Christian bonfire than kiss the useless and unGodly crucifix rather than desecrate the Holy Sheema.-(In 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).
For all their “stiffnecked”ness, and their straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel as Christ charged them, Allāh God must be well-pleased with these Viennese Jews.  May Allāh grant them al-Firdaus.
(Please note, this is not to denigrate Jesus Christ; it is a comment on Christians’ claim. This is the Christian/Church’s Jesus, for the Muslim/God’s Jesus read the Qur’an).

   Christians must be the biggest mocking-stock in the intellectual world for worshiping a God who “increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with GOD and man”–(Luke 2:52); a God who needs to eat “butter and honey” “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good”–(Isaiah 7:14-15. Not even Hindus with their millions of Gods has one that needed to eat butter and honey to enable him to choose good from evil) (For more proofs Jesus is not God see Jesus as God).

David Wood and Christians “semenize” God -made God into sperm/semen-  and plant God in Mary’s belly for nine months feeding on Mary’s  blood -how they plant God in Mary for  Mary to “conceive”  God is yet to be explained- draw God out her menstrual passage/vagina –making Adam and Eve cleaner than God (Job 4:17, 25:4)– slap God on the backside to make certain God is alive and can cry, bundle God in diaper and putting Him in need to be cleaned and fed, circumcise God, have God suck the woman’s “paps” and for some two years, render God ignorant –putting God in need to eat “butter and honey” “that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good” (Isaiah 7:14-15)– have God urinate and defecate like animals; and attribute to God monumental and grotesque injustice –loading Adam’s sin onto helpless, blameless and morally and mentally non-competent babies– and make God complicit in the murder of Jesus (as scapegoat for Adam’s sin).(Astaghferullah!)
   These are  the Church-baked lunacies David Wood and his myopic clique are feeding as Divine delicacies to Muslims and the world. Sadly, there are Muslims who have nailed “reason” to the cross of blind faith and have digested this Christian anathema.

Not even Hindus have circumcised any of their millions of Gods or have any of them dump someone’s sin onto babies or have an innocent man murdered for the crime of another. Such enormities against God can come only from the mind of the Christian.   And they have the arrogance and audacity to not only promote this profanity they call “Christianity” as gateway to God; but enthrone it over other religions. Most of all over Islam –peace and submission to God– which is proclaimed by the Angels in Heaven.
Whether we call God Eli, Ishwar or Allāh, these woefully straying Muslims are to flatten their faces to the ground crying repentance, and forgiveness from God.
(For a comment on the Book of Revelation see Jesus-1000-year rule. It also shows whereas David was earthly king, Christians made Jesus heavenly king based on ancient “Iranian” mythology).

Incidentally,   Jesus says in John 14:12-14: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; (man can do greater works than God/Son of God?) because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the FATHER may be glorified in the Son (how then Jesus is God?)  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
   Instead of trying to convince the more-than-one-billion Muslims that Jesus is God, and that he died (for inherited sin),  Christians would be better served by asking Jesus to grant abundance to the world’s starving and destitute; and for Jesus to heal/cure all those, especially children, afflicted with cancer and suffering other chronic ailments/diseases.

Are Christians loathe to ask Jesus on behalf of these unfortunate “children of God”? Or do  you Christians not believe/trust the word of your God/Son of God that he will do “whatsoever” you  “shall ask in”  his “name” and alleviate the maladies of man?  (We sorely need this now to remove the corona virus from us).

Jesus also says, Mark 16:16-18: “He that believeth and is baptized…In my name shall they cast out devils….They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.”
Would David Wood or other Christians like to take up a live un-milked venomous serpent and/or drink a lethal dose of “deadly thing” (poison) to substantiate this assurance of his/her God/son of God?  (Before you do, be informed these verses are “forgeries” in the Bible. Ask your Bible/Christian authorities. See further on).
If these “serpent and “deadly thing” are metaphorical as one Christian apologist tried to baptize them, then the “devils” and those who “believeth” and the “baptized” are also metaphorical.
What is a metaphorical “deadly thing” that one drinks?

That Mark 16:16-18 are “forgeries” 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 concluding portion of St. Mark and the verse in St. Matthew are spurious and a subsequent addition. But I am afraid the Foreign Mission would not allow the correction. It would tell against their very Mission, if they eliminate the verse from St. Matthew; they lose the only pillar that supports the structure of the Trinity…..The Foreign Mission is a mere trespass on lands forbidden by the Master. It transcends the limit marked by Jesus. Throughout his life the Gentiles and others did not concern him: they were the swine. Then came the make-believe Resurrection, and they say the Master changed his mind as to his mission and ordered it to be carried to the four corners of the world (indicating that he was unsure of his mission-NGBA), but this all depends upon the questionable verses of St. Mark, and hence their retention  in the Bible. St. Matthew is no authority on this point. The word “nations” there is a mistranslation and a wrong substitute for “the tribes”–the rest of the Jewish tribes scattered all over the world. This being the case, the Mission cannot afford to eliminate the verses from their version, nor will they put marginal notes, as did the old versions, to show the true nature of the verses. It would weaken the cause and show the futility of their status, since in carrying on evangelical work in the non-Christian world they are acting against the express admonition of the Master. It may be 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 Christianity; “Manufactured in the human mint, it is stamped with Divine authority”–(Kamal-ud-Din, The Sources of Christianity, p. 7).

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 22:56-57 Allāh says He will judge the world. And in Matthew 25:31-32 Jesus says he will judge the world.

   (As noted above, Buddha also will judge the dead).
Matthew 25:31-32 state: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory…then shall he sit upon his throne of glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations…”

   Jesus will NOT be judging the entire world. Jesus declared he was sent/came only to Jews/Israelite. Jesus judging the “nations” refer to the Twelve Tribes of Israel:  “Ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel”–(Matthew 19:28. For the twelve tribes of Israel see Exodus 1:1-6; Revelation 7:4-8).
That Jesus will be judging only Jews is further cemented in Matthew 2:6: “And thou Bethlehem…out of thee shall come a governor, that shall rule my people ISRAEL.” “Israel” and/or the “twelve tribes of Israel” is/are NOT the whole world.
Significantly, Jesus judging his people is not unique to Jesus. Allāh tells us that on the Day of Judgment every people will be presented with their respective prophet:

   -“And on the day when We raise up in EVERY PEOPLE a witness against them from among THEMSELVES, and bring thee (MOHAMMAD)  as a witness against these (MUSLIMS)”–(Qur’an 16:89).
-“And the day when He (Allāh) will call them and say: Where are My associates whom you pretended? And We shall draw forth from among EVERY NATION a witness and say: Bring your proof. Then shall they know that the Truth is Allāh’s and that which they forged will fail them”–(Qur’an 28:74-75).

   Significantly. As noted above, Jesus says: “Ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel”–(Matthew 19:28).
And those who will be judging with Jesus would be all JEWS not Gentiles. And only MEN not women: “but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were NOT DEFILED WITH WOMEN; for they are VIRGINS”–(Revelation 7:4-8; 14:3-4. Non-Jews, take note). That only Jews will be judging with Jesus is no mystery. For, Jesus, as he unambiguously declared, came wholly and solely only to Jews, he considered non-Jews “dogs and “swine” and preached in parables to keep them out of heaven. (See Jesus-only for Jews).

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 22:7 Allāh says He will raise the dead at the Resurrection. And in John 5:25-29 Jesus says he will raise the dead at the Resurrection. (This proves Jesus is God)

Jesus says in the very next verse (25:30) that David Wood quoted: “I can of mine own self DO NOTHING…I seek not mine own will but the will of the FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME.” Did God send Himself? Only in Christianity.

Allāh says: “He forgives whom He pleases….And Allāh is Possessor of power over all things”–(Qur’an 2:284; 3:29).
First. Allah says “HE” forgives. In contrast Jesus exhorts his followers to pray to God for forgiveness: “But if ye forgive not men….neither will your FATHER forgive your trespasses”–(Matthew 6:14-15). And Jesus himself prayed for GOD to for-give others: “FATHER forgive them for…”–(Luke 23:34). Regardless of the reason Jesus was asking for their forgiveness, Jesus was still asking GOD to forgive them. How then Jesus is equal with Allāh? How then Jesus is God?
Second. “Allāh” says “HE” has power over all things. In contrast, to requote Jesus, “I can of mine own self DO NOTHING”; and “All power is GIVEN unto me”–(John 5:30; Matthew 28:18). If Jesus is God who gave him power? And if power can be “GIVEN” to Jesus power can be TAKEN from Jesus. How then Jesus is equal with Allāh? How then Jesus is God? (Only in David Wood’s miracle of “interpretation”).

These verses of John only show that Jesus perform acts because God gave him power/authority to do so –a person who is given power/authority by his company’s president to perform certain functions can hardly be viewed/honored as president. Jesus says in the very next verse (25:30): “I can of mine own self DO NOTHING…I seek not mine own will but the will of the FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME.” Did God send Himself? Only in Christianity.

   That these verses of John prove Jesus is God is laughable at best. Jesus performed miracles through the power of God:
-“But if I with the FINGER OF GOD cast out devils”–Luke 11:20. How then Jesus is God?)
-“Ye men of Israel, hear these words; JESUS OF NAZARETH, a MAN approved of GOD among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which GOD DID by him in the midst of you”–(Acts 2:22, How then Jesus is God?)
-Jesus performed miracles “with Allāh’s permission”–(Qur’an 3:48. How then Jesus is God? And equal to Allāh?).

If Jesus is God because he performed miracles then:
-The pool at Bethesda having the power to cure must be “God”–(John 5:2-4);
-Moses transforming a stick into a serpent and parting the river (not to mention the other six or so miracles he performed against Pharaoh) must be “God”–(Exodus 7:10; 14:21).
-Elijah resurrecting a child; and dividing the river Jordan must be “God”–(1 Kings 17:17-23; 2 Kings 2:7-8)
-Elisha parting the river Jordan and resurrecting a child must be “God”–(2 Kings 2:12-14; 2 Kings 4:32-36)
-Joshua making the sun and the moon to stand still must be “God”–(Joshua 10:12-13)
-The river Jordan healing Namaan must be “God”–(2 Kings 5:9-14)
-Elisha’s dead bones bringing a dead man back to life, these “dead bones” must be “God”–(2 Kings 13:20-21).

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 9:29 Allāh says fight those who do not believe in Allāh.

Verses of the Qur’an are to be understood according to the background to which they were revealed. Qur’an 9:29 states. “Fight those who believe not in Allāh, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which Allāh and His Messenger have forbidden, Nor follow the Religion of Truth, out of those who have been given the Book, until they pay the tax in acknowledgment of superiority and they are in a state of subjection.”

   This verse is not about forcing Islam onto others. Islam does not force religion onto anyone–(Qur’an 2:256; 6:105-109; 9:6; 10:99-100; 17:7; 18:6, 29; 42:15; 50:45; 76:2-3; 109:1-6).
Prophet Mohammad’s duty was only to deliver the Divine Message: “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 3:19; 5:92, 99; 13:7, 40; 16:82;  24:54; 29:18; 46:35).
Muhammad Ali explains Qur’an 9:29:

“this verse introduces the subject of fighting with the followers of the Book. Though the Jews had for a long time assisted the idolatrous Arabians in their struggle to uproot Islam, the great Christian power, the Roman Empire, had only just mobilized its forces for the subjection of the new religion, and the Tabuk expedition followed, which constitutes the subject-matter of a large portion of what follows in this chapter. As the object of this Christian power was simply the subjection of the Muslims, the words in which their final vanquishment by the Muslims is spoken of are different from those dealing with the final vanquishment of the idolatrous Arabians. 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.

The phrase ‘an yad-in has been explained variously. The word yad (lit., hand) stands for power or superiority, the use of the hand being the real source of the superiority of man over all other animals, and the apparent meaning of the phrase is in acknowledgment of your superiority in protecting their lives, etc. (AH). It may also be added that the permission to fight, as given to the Muslims, is subject to the condition that the enemy should first take up the sword, Fight in the way of Allāh against those who fight against you (2:190). The Holy Prophet never overstepped this limit, nor did his followers. He fought against the Arabs when they took up the sword to destroy the Muslims, and he led an expedition against the Christians when the Roman Empire first mobilized its forces with the object of subjugating the Muslims. And so scrupulous was he that, when he found that the enemy had not yet taken the initiative, he did not attack the Roman Empire, but returned without fighting. Later on, however, the Roman Empire, like the Persians, helped the enemies of Islam and fomented trouble against the newly established Muslim Kingdom, as a result of which both these empires came into conflict with the Muslims and, notwithstanding the fact that both the Persians and the Romans were very powerful nations with unlimited resources and strong military organizations, and that they both tried at one and the same time to subjugate Islam, the result was what is predicted here in clear words — they were both reduced to a state of subjection by an insignificant nation like the Arabs.”(Muhammad Ali’s translation of the Qur’an can be viewed online: www.muslim.org).

In contrast to Mohammad who fought a defensive war to save himself and followers by annihilation by Christians and pagans:
-David Wood’s “God” Jesus commanded treachery/deception: “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison”–(Matthew 5:25).
So for fear of imprisonment, a Christian must agree to frame an innocent man for murder and send him to the gallows. Christian nations that acquiesced to or sup-ported German invasion were probably only following Jesus’ precept to “agree” with their “adversary.” Perhaps Christian individuals who handed Jews over to the Germans should be honored for obeying Jesus to “agree” with their adversary. Maybe this is why the Vatican was silent during Hitler’s reign, for fear of violating Jesus’ decree to agree with the adversary.
Jesus saying to agree with the “adversary” could not be about, or restricted to, a lawsuit (Jesus clearly says to give the suer your cloak as well as coat–Matthew 5:40). A suer would not necessarily receive judgment in his favor so that one would have to agree with him.

   -David Wood’s “God” Jesus advocated murder:  “He that is not with me is against me” (and  person can be neutral); and he commanded genocide:  “those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me” (and  a person against his rule would not necessarily militate against him)–(Matthew 12:30; Luke 19:27).
If these sayings of Jesus were implemented some five billion people that do not accept Jesus as Divine and vicarious atoner would be slain. The only reason these Christian obscenities are not implemented is because the Church holds no sway in the land. People the world over are to go down on their hands and knees and forehead that Christianity is not lording over them.

Again. In contrast to Allāh which fought a defensive war to stem extirpation. David Wood’s “God” Jesus commands the slaughter of all males, including newborn, and all matron women and the taking of little virgin girls as war booty, just so Israelites can occupy their land:
“Then the Lord spake unto Moses, saying…And they warred against the Midianites, as the Lord commanded Moses, and they slew ALL THE MALES….And they brought the CAPTIVES and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and Eleazar…
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 (to know which woman and girls were virgins the soldiers must have had to physically examine/finger them), but ALL THE WOMEN CHILDREN, that have not known a man by lying with him (virgin girls) KEEP ALIVE FOR YOURSELVES…
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take the sum of the PREY (BOOTY) that was taken, both of MAN and of beast, thou and Eleazar…And divide the PREY into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation And LEVY A TRIBUTE UNTO THE LORD….
And the BOOTY, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught was 675,000 sheep, 72,000 cattle, and 61,000 asses, and of WOMEN that had not known man by lying with him (virgin girls), were 32,000. And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was 337,500 sheep; 36,000 cattle, 30,500 asses, and 16,000 persons (virgin girls. And of the congregation’s half portion of these 16.000 virgin girls, 320 were given to the Levite priests, as “the Lord commanded Moses.”
And the LORD’S TRIBUTE (of the (booty) was 675 sheep; 72 cattle; 61 donkeys; and 32 persons….the men of war had taken SPOIL (BOOTY), EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF”–(Numbers chapter 31).
(Surely, these 16,000 young “virgin” girls who were “booty’ were taken by the “warriors” not for ploughing fields. And the 320 given to the Levite priests could have hardly been for “altar”-girl service. And as Christians say Jesus is God, then according to Christians it was Jesus who commanded that these little virgin girls be taken as sex slaves and seemingly even assigned some for himself –the LORD’S TRIBUTE (of the (booty) 32 persons). (Numbers chapter 31 was combined from two different translations to make it easy to understand).
 (As for Christians who mouth-off that Mohammad was a pedophile because he married ‘Aisha, the Christian God “Jesus’ in mandating taking little girls as “booty”, Jesus here sanctions pedophilia. So, if Mohammad was a “pedophile” blame your God “Jesus”. Nice court-argument for pedophiles). That Mohammad was a pedophile see Mohammad-rapist, pedophile, looter, cripple

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 4:34 Allāh says to beat wives into submission.

This is only for the disloyal wife; and only as the last resort. Muhammad Ali notes,  “The Prophet is reported to have said: “You have a right in the matter of your wives that they do not allow anyone whom you do not like to come into your houses; if they do this, chastise them in such a manner that it should not leave an impression. (Tirmidhi 10:11).” Thus very light chastisement was allowed only in extreme cases.”
Marriage is a sacred covenant–(Qur’an 4:21). The wife that does not fulfill her duty cannot expect to receive the benefit from the marriage. (Some women want both, the security of wife-hood and the liberty of spinster-hood; such women need to develop maturity. She cannot have both).

In requiring the man to be patient –to admonish her and avoid her bed– and continue supporting her –and to seek arbitration– while she abdicates her duty, Islam is being tolerant, giving her time to reform, and trying to save the marriage. These three steps required by Islam –admonishing her; avoiding her bed; and lightly beating her– which is a drawn-out process, highlights her stubbornness in reforming; all the while receiving the benefit of the contract. Under such a strain to the man this light chastisement can hardly be deemed unjust or severe to the woman. She brought it onto herself; And to avoid it she could leave before it reaches the final stage or if she fears cruelty from him–(Qur’an 4:128).
A Muslim is not allowed to hate his wife much less beat her–(Muslim Vol. 2, #3469). A woman can beat her husband–(Al-Hakim, noted in Mubarak Ali, The Muslim Handbook, p.288). Muslim women have rights as those against her–(Qur’an 2:228).

   In contrast to Islam, Christianity allows the beating of wife to bring her into all subjection:
-“Unto the woman He (God) said….thy desire shall be to THY HUSBAND, and HE SHALL RULE OVER THEE”–(Genesis 3:16).
-“Let the woman learn in SILENCE with ALL SUBJECTION. But I SUFFER NOT A WOMAN TO TEACH, NOR TO USURP AUTHORITY OVER THE MAN but to be IN SILENCE–(1 Timothy 2:11-12); “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is NOT PERMITTED UNTO THEM TO SPEAK; but they are COMMANDED to be under obedience, as also saith the LAW. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at HOME: FOR IT IS A SHAME FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK IN THE CHURCH”–(1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Today, women are made vicars of Christ).
Clearly, permission to employ whatever methods are necessary to “rule” over the wife and to bring/keep her in “silence and in “all subjection’ are inherent and enshrined in these words of God and Paul. To take the matter further, authority for employing corporal punishment to discipline the rebellious wife who does not desire to be “ruled” over in “silence” and “all subjection” may be gleaned from the Biblical verses on child-rearing.

God (and as Christians say Jesus is God, Jesus) says:
“He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes;” “Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying;” “Withhold not correction from the child: for if you beatest him with the rod, he shall not die, Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell” (and without doubt every “Christian” husband wants to deliver his stubborn/rebellious wife’s “soul from hell”)–(Proverbs 13:24; 19:18; 23:13-14).

   A Bishop is to be “One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with ALL GRAVITY”–(1Timothy 3:4). Even God beats and scourges His sons into obedience and those who are not are “bastards”: “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be WITHOUT CHASTISEMENT, whereof all are partakers, then are ye BASTARDS, and NOT SONS”–(Hebrews 12:6-8).
Thus one can imagine the latitude the Christian husband is allowed to bring/keep his wayward wife in all subjection and for him to become a “Bishop”.  Evidently, the Christian is licensed to beat his wife into  subservience -into all silence and subjection.
The Christian man can either beat his stubborn wife into submission or render himself guilty of making her an adulteress;  divorcing her for any matter except for fornication, causes her, and even her subsequent husband, to commit adultery: “whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery”–(Matthew 5:32).
   Unlike the Muslim woman who can (initiate divorce and) remarry a thousand times without stigma.  The Christian woman is doomed to a life of marriage misery and to wilt her (youthful and beautiful) self in a loveless and even brutal marriage or risk being labeled “adulteress” (who is to be stoned to death as Judeo-Christian law decrees). And so does the man who should fall in love with and marry her.

  1. David Wood: Mohammad says if anyone leaves Islam to kill him–(Bokhari 6922).

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 Bible, which requires death to the adulterer, unchaste bride, apostate,  blasphemer and homosexuals; which Biblical laws were annulled by subsequent Qur’anic revelations–(Qur’an 2:106; 16:101. The Qur’anic verse(s) on abrogation does not mean verse(s) of the Qur’an were abrogated by other verse(s).  See Muhammad Ali’s comm. on Qur’an 2:106; 16:101. His translation of the Qur’an can be viewed online: www.muslim. org).

Sayings of the Prophet Mohammad are to be viewed according to the time frame in which they were given, if it was before or after Qur’anic revelation on the subject. Prophet Mohammad taught according to the Qur’an–(Qur’an 10:15; 21:45; 46:9; 53:3-4). Whatever contradicts with the Qur’an is to be discarded.
Notably, 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.

There is no death to apostates in Islam:
-“And whoever of you turns back from his religion, then he dies while an unbeliever –these it is whose works go for nothing in this world and the Hereafter” “How shall Allah guide a people who disbelieved after their believing, and (after) they had borne witness that  the Messenger was true and clear arguments had come to them?”–(Qur’an 2:217; 3:85).
-“Those who believe then disbelieve, again believe and again disbelieve, then increase in disbelief, Allah will never forgive them nor guide them in the (right) way”–(Qur’an 4:137). If apostates were to be killed there would be no question of them “believing” then “disbelieving” then “believing again”
-“Whoso disbelieves in Allāh  after his belief –not he who is compelled while his heart is content with faith, but he who opens (his) breast for disbelief –on them is the wrath of Allāh and for them is a grievous chastisement”–(Qur’an 16:106). The wrath of Allāh is on them; not that they are to be killed.

There is death to apostates in Judaism and Christianity:
-“And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt….If thy brother…entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou has t not known, thou, nor thy fathers…thou shalt surely kill him…..” (Deuteronomy 13:5-16).
-“If there be found among you…man or woman….And hath gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded…..Then thou shalt bring forth that man or that woman…and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.” (Deuteronomy 17:2-5). (This is one of the Biblical laws the Qur’an has abrogated–(Qur’an 2:106 16:101).

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 3:3-4 Allāh says He revealed Gospel as guidance for mankind; He also says Gospel is corrupted but says in Qur’an 7:157 Christians have the Gospel in seventh century, long after He says it has been corrupted.

Here are the two verses:
-“He has revealed to thee the Book with truth, verifying that which is before it, and He revealed the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, a guidance for the people, and He sent the Discrimination (Qur’an). Those who disbelieve in the messages of Allah — for them is a severe chastisement. And Allāh is Mighty, the Lord of retribution”–(Qur’an 3:3-4).

-“Those who follow the Messenger-Prophet, the Ummi (one who neither writes nor reads a writing), whom they find mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel. He enjoins them good and forbids them evil, and makes lawful to them the good things and prohibits for them impure things, and removes from them their burden and the shackles which were on them. So those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the light which has been sent down with him — these are the successful”–(Qur’an 7:157).

In these verses Allāh recounts He gave Books to Moses and Jesus. And while these books are not in their pristine purity (shown later), the Discrimination (Qur’an) restates the original message of the Torah and Gospel. For instance, Moses could not have written his own epitaph and Ishmael was the “only son” Abraham was commissioned to sacrifice; and Christ was not killed/crucified, Jesus did not commission a foreign mission and, apart from the fact that the ascension is a forgery no man can say of his personal perception that Jesus went and “sat on  the right hand of God” (wherever God is). (As noted in item #1, Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:9-20 speaking of the ascension, and the Son and the Father and the Holy Ghost are shown to be “forgeries” in the Gospels). 

That “the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, a guidance for the people All prophets before Mohammad were tribal –to their respective people– and for a limited time and to suit prevailing circumstances. This is made clear from the fact that no prophet before Mohammad ever claim to be the last/final one to come and gave the name of a religion to follow or claim his Book to be all-comprehensive. Only the Prophet Mohammad claimed this distinction.
The Torah, Injeel/Gospel and other Divine revelations were a guidance for a limited time. As man’s religion was “perfected” through Mohammad all people are enjoined to abide by this Divinely chosen religion, ISLAM–(Qur’an 5:3). No one can prove a religion superior to, or equal with, Islam.

It would be poor cerebration to entertain Allāh would have man follow the Gospel (and Bible) which is devoid of “all truth” and which He decreed to become obsolete, and to disregard the Qur’an which is “perfected” and in which His favor to man is “completed” and which contains teachings for all facets of life –material, moral, social, spiritual, and intellectual.
It is absurd Allāh would tell man to follow the current Gospels which are “according to” Matthew Mark Luke and John in neglect of His Qur’an.

That Qur’an 7:157 states Prophet Mohammad was “mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel.” Muhammad Ali comments:
“There are many prophecies regarding the advent of the Holy Prophet both in the Old and the New Testament. The Torah and the Gospel are specially mentioned here because Moses and Jesus were respectively the first and the last of the Israelite prophets. Deut. 18:15–18 speaks very clearly of the raising of a prophet (who shall be the like of Moses) from among the brethren of the Israelites, i.e. the Ishmaelites or the Arabs, while Deut. 33:2 speaks of the shining forth of the manifestation of the Lord, i.e. his coming in full glory “from Mount Paran”. The Gospel is full of the prophecies of the advent of the Holy Prophet; Matt. 21:33– 44, Mark 12:1–11, Luke 20:9 –18, where the Lord of the vineyard comes after the son (i.e. Jesus) is maltreated, and Matt. 13:31–32, John 1:21, John 14:16, John 14:26 all contain such prophecies.”

    Notably, whereas Prophet Mohammad was foretold in past Scriptures, he does not need past Scriptures to substantiate his status as Divine Messenger, the Qur’an –with its prophecies (that have already manifested), scientific pronouncements (that have been verified), and inimitability–(Qur’an 2:23; 10:38; 11:13; 17: 88; 52:33)– is Mohammad’s proof. The Qur’an is also a refutation of atheism, for no man in Mohammad’s time could have known about some of the things that Mohammad taught.
Maurice Bucaille notes in his book The Bible, The Qur’an, and Science:
“In view of the level of knowledge in Muhammad’s day, it is inconceivable that many of the statements in the Qur’an which are connected with science could have been the work of a man. It is, moreover, perfectly legitimate, not only to regard the Qur’an as the expression of a Revelation, but also to award it a very special place, on account of the guarantee of authenticity it provides and the presence in it of scientific statements which, when studied today, appear as a challenge to explanation in human terms.” (pp. 251-252).

   Christians can reject Mohammad, Christians cannot refute Mohammad’s claim to Divine Dispensation. Of all the claimants to Divine Dispensation, Jesus included, only Mohammad can substantiate his claim. In fact, Christians do not even know who Jesus is and his mission:
-whereas some Christians say Jesus is God some say Jesus is only son of God  –and Jesus is only “CALLED” son of God, and the Bible shows that God has a legion of sons and daughters;
-whereas some Christians say Jesus is one in a Trinity –putting  God into the belly of Mary for nine months and brought Him out her vagina and calling Mary “Mother of God” and making God son of a woman He created– some Christians do not believe in Trinity;
-whereas some Christians say Jesus died for original/inherited sin some say there is no original/inherited sin. (For Trinity and original/inherited sin see Christianity-inherited sin, crucifixion, ascension).
-whereas some Christians say Jesus was of virgin birth/ immaculate conception, was killed on the cross and was buried and risen, “some of the early Christian sects did not believe that Christ was killed on the cross. The Basilidans believed that some one else was substituted for him. The Docetae held that Christ never had a real physical or natural body, but only an apparent or phantom body, and that his Crucifixion was only apparent, not real. The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form” (Yusuf Ali, Qur’anic commentary 663).

Such varied and dubious expositions can hardly be sources of genuine inspiration. Moreover, except for Allāh/Qur’an there is no evidence to substantiate Jesus having performed miracles. In fact, as noted above some Christians doubt that Jesus existed: “The Marcionite Gospel (about A.D. 138) denied that Jesus was born, and merely said that he appeared in human form.”
But for Mohammad, through the Qur’an, Jesus Christ may have long since been relegated to the bin of myths and legends.
Mohammad was no anti-Christ! Mohammad “testify” of Christ! –(John 15:26). And some two dozen times in the Qur’an.
Considering Jesus taught the Unity of God, sinless birth, eternal life through observance of the Commandments of God and to love him (Jesus) requires following the Comforter (Mohammad), Muslims, who observe these teachings of Jesus, are the true followers of Jesus.

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 18:27 and 6:115 Allāh says no one can change His words. How then did man change the word of the Bible/Gospel? Why didn’t Allāh say people can change other books but not the Qur’an?

Why didn’t “Jehovah” (or Christ) say He/God incarnated Himself as Jesus –that He went into Mary’s womb, came out her menstrual passage/vagina, had His foreskin clipped, urinated and defecated; and He loaded Adam’s sin onto blameless, helpless and morally and mentally non-competent babies and sent Jesus to be scapegoat for Adam/man’s sin? (Astaghferullah!)

   “Words” in Qur’an 18:27 and 6:115 are not about protecting the text of the Qur’an from being altered. Protecting the text of the Qur’an from alteration and corruption is dealt with here: “Surely We have revealed the reminder, and surely We are its Guardian” –(Qur’an 15:9):  “Surely it is a bounteous Qur’an, In a book that is protected, Which none touches save the purified ones. A revelation from the Lord of the worlds”–(Qur’an 56:77-80); “it is a glorious Qur’an, In a guarded tablet”–(Qur’an 85:21-22).

   The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammad through Angel Gabriel –over a period of about twenty-two years– and was memorized and written down at the time of revelation, and rehearsed annually by the Prophet with the Angel Gabriel and twice in the last year of the Prophet’s life–(Bokhari Vol. 1, #5; Vol. 3, #126; Vol. 4, #819). Thirteen hundred years later the Qur’an is yet unchanged. In the words of Maurice Bucaille:
“The Qur’anic Revelation has a history which is fundamentally different from the other two (i.e. The Old Testament and the Gospels-NGBA). It spanned a period of some twenty years and, as soon as it was transmitted to Muhammad by Archangel Gabriel, believers learned it by heart. It was also written down during Muhammad’s life….(After the Prophet’s death) They had the advantage of being checked by people who already knew the text by heart, for they had learned it at the time of the Revelation itself and had subsequently recited it constantly. Since then, we know that the text has been scrupulously preserved. It does not give rise to any problems of authenticity.” (Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur’an, and Science, pp. 250-251).

    “Words” of Allāh in Qur’an 18:27 and 6:115 refer to His decrees. Whereas man can alter Scripture (which Jews and Christians have done, shown shortly) man cannot alter Divine decrees. Notably. As Scriptures prior to the Qur’an were only temporary and only for specific nations and would become obsolete upon the coming of the Prophet Mohammad with the Qur’an, there was no need for their purity to be preserved. However, teachings of these past Books that are applicable to the Resurrection are contained in the Qur’an: “(Mohammad) A Messenger from Allāh, reciting pure pages, Wherein are (all) right books”–(Qur’an 98:3).

  1. David Wood: Why does Allāh tell Christians in Qur’an 5:47 to judge by Gospel if the Gospel is corrupted? And if they do not judge by Gospel they are in rebellion against Him?

Qur’an 5:47 reads: “and let the People of the Gospel judge by that which Allāh has revealed in it. And whoever judges not by what Allāh has revealed, those are the transgressors”

   That Allāh tells Christians the Gospel is corrupted–(Qur’an 2:79, dealt with in item #11) and yet tells them to judge by the Gospel, there is no contradiction between these two statements.
The first instance is speaking about the text which has been altered –such as that God sent His “only begotten son” Jesus to die for sins, and that he was crucified for this sin.
The second instance is about the judging by the Law of Moses as revealed by Allāh and as espoused by Jesus. Which Mosaic Law requires execution for stealing and selling a man–(Deuteronomy 24:7); for apostasy–(Deuteronomy 13:5-16; 17:2-5); for fornication/honor killing–(Deuteronomy 22:20-21); for blasphemy–(Leviticus 24:11-16, 23); for homosexuality–(Leviticus 20:13); for adultery–(Leviticus 20:10-12; Deuteronomy 22:22; John 8:3-5).
As followers of the Gospel Christians are mandated to execute these laws/judgment. But Christians are not practicing these laws. And Heaven lies in observing the instructions of God.

Incidentally, since Christians follow the Church’s Trinity of Godhead –which is opposed to Jesus’ Unity of Godhead– and follow original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement as passport to paradise –which is opposed to Jesus’ teaching that the gateway to heaven lies in observance of the Mosaic Law– therefore Christians are following the Church, they are not following Christ. Thus, so-called “Christians” are factually CHURCHIANS and their religion is CHURCHIANITY.

  1. David Wood: In Qur’an 5:68 Allāh says Christians have no ground to stand upon unless they stand upon the Torah, Gospel and all the revelation that has come unto them.

In this verse Allāh instructs Prophet Mohammad to, “Say: O People of the Book (Jews and Christians), you follow no good till you observe the Torah and the Gospel and that which is revealed to you (the Qur’an) from your Lord”–(Qur’an 5:68).

Surely, you cannot expect to be paid by your employer if you do not fulfill your duties as required by your employer. If Jews and Christians do not follow the Torah and Gospel, respectively, obviously they are doing “no good” for themselves.

   That Jews and Christians are to follow “all the revelation that has come unto them,” as Allāh requires. Through the ages people were given a way of life (law) according to their requirement as Allāh saw fit. Moses and Jesus never claimed to be the last prophet to come or that the Law given to them was the last and final Law to come from God. They both spoke of another great teacher to come, and with a new Law:

   -Moses said God decreed “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will PUT MY WORDS IN HIS MOUTH; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And….whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I WILL REQUIRE IT OF HIM”–(Deuteronomy 18:15, 18). Notably, Jesus did not claim to be this prophet like Moses. Nor could he. Isaac and Ishmael were brothers –two sons of Abraham– thus the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael are “brethren” of the other – the Israelite are brethren of the Ishmaelite/Arabs; and the “words” God put into the “mouth” of this prophet like Moses –Mohammad– is the Qur’an brought by the Angel Gabriel.

-Jesus foretold: “If ye love me, keep, keep my commandments.  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 14:15-16; 6:13).
Jesus’ prophecy finds resonance in the Qur’an, Allāh reveals that Jesus foretold the coming of Ahmad –another name of the Prophet Mohammad: “And when Jesus, son of Mary said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the Messenger of Allāh 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).
Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud B.D. –“the former Reverend David Benjamin Keldani, B.D., a Roman Catholic priest of the Uniate-Chaldean sect”– has shown in his revealing book Muhammad in the Bible that this Comforter is the Prophet Mohammad.

   The Qur’an contains “all truth” –nothing is omitted that is needed for our moral, social, intellectual and spiritual upliftment: “We have not neglected anything in the Book”–Qur’an 6:38).  “And We have revealed the Book to thee explaining all things, and a guidance and mercy and good news for those who submit” –(Qur’an 16:89). The Qur’an contains teachings of previous Scriptures that are applicable for all time and also contains teachings not given to previous prophets –thus the Qur’an consists of, exceeds and supersedes all Scriptures.
   Mohammad abides “for ever” through the Qur’an.

   With the advent of Prophet Mohammad God’s favor to man was completed and man’s religion was perfected: “This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favor to you and chosen for you ISLAM as a religion”–(Qur’an 5:3).
Islam –peace, submission to the will/law of God–  was given to prophets before Mohammad: “He (Allāh) has made plain to you (Mohammad) the religion which He enjoined upon Noah and which We have revealed to thee, and which We enjoined on Abraham and Moses and Jesus”–(Qur’an 42:13).
Islam dates back to creation, only it was not yet known as Islam. The following makes this clear: “Then He (Allāh) directed Himself to the heaven and it was a vapour, so He said to it and to the Earth: Come both, willingly or unwillingly. They both said: We come willingly”–(Qur’an 41:11). We ‘come willingly’ or we submit to your command –Islam. Thus, Islam –submission to the will/command of Allāh– is as old as the heavens and the earth.

  Islam was perfected and named only through the Prophet Mohammad. All mankind was given one set of Law, the Qur’an, to be united under; Mohammad messenger to the world:
-“Say: O mankind, surely I am the Messenger of Allāh  to you all, of Him, Whose is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. There is no god but He; He gives life and causes death. So believe in Allāh and His Messenger, the Ummi Prophet who believes in Allāh and His words, and follow him so that you may be guided aright”–(Qur’an 7:158; 21:107).
“In what announcement after this will they then believe?”–(Qur’an 7:185; 77:50). “Allāh has revealed the best announcement, a Book consistent, repeating (its injunctions)”–Qur’an 39:23).
Thus followers of the Torah were/are required to follow Jesus who succeeded Moses; followers of the Injeel/Gospel are to follow Mohammad who succeeded Jesus. In the words of Jesus: “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever”–(John 14:15-16).

   As stated.  As Scriptures prior to the Qur’an were only temporary and only for specific nations and would become obsolete upon the coming of the Prophet Mohammad with the Qur’an, there was no need for their purity to be preserved. However, teachings of these past Books that are applicable to the Resurrection are contained in the Qur’an: “(Mohammad) A Messenger from Allāh, reciting pure pages, Wherein are (all) right books”–(Qur’an 98:3).

  1. David Wood asks Muslims to show where the Qur’an unequivocally states the text of the Gospels has been corrupted –not about misinterpreting or misrepresenting the text– if Muslims can show this he (David Wood) will accept Islam.

Answer: Obviously, David Wood has ransacked the Qur’an to ensure there is no such verse before he put forward his proposition.  However there are verses clearly referring to the altering of the text (shown shortly).  Can David Wood show where in the Bible Jesus says, “unequivocally”, “I am God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost”? David Wood can tumble all the various versions of the Bible till Kingdom come he will not find it. Why then is David Wood promoting this –God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost?

Regarding David Wood’s challenge for Muslims to show where the Qur’an, unequivocally, states the text of the Gospels has been corrupted. As shown in item #8 the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammad and was memorized and written down at the time of revelation, and rehearsed annually by the Prophet with the Angel Gabriel.

That there is no clear statement that the Gospel, specifically, has been corrupted does not mean it was not corrupted. In contrast to the purity of the Qur’an.  Here is the history of the Bible and proof from Christian sources that both the Old and New Testaments are not all Divine revelation as Christians peddle to the world:

-“The term “Bible” was not used to designate the Holy  Scriptures until the time of the early Church Fathers about A.D. 400.” “During the 1,200 or more years when its materials were being written, the Bible did not circulate as a single book.”
-“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. By the time of the Council of Jamnia there were so many variations among the manuscripts that to determine certainly the exact words of Scripture became a major problem.”

   -“For the New Testament, more than 4,000 Greek manuscripts, preserving all or part of the text, are known, the earliest sizeable texts dating from about A.D 200. There are some 8,000 manuscripts of the Latin Vulgate and at least 1,000 other versions into which the original books were translated. 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. These manuscripts are compared and studied in order to establish a critical text that gives reasonable assurance of being as near the original as can be determined.”

    -“1500-500? B.C.–The Old Testament is put into writing.”
-“A.D. 52?-100?–The New Testament is written, coming to us in the koiné Greek, the common language of the time, although some portion may have been first set down in Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ”
-“350-400–First stabilization of New Testament canon of 27 books”
-“1611–The great King James (or Authorized) VERSION. Completed by the group of “learned men,” all renowned scholars, appointed by King James.” (Seven quotes from: Self-pronouncing Edition of The Holy Bible, published by The World Publishing Company, 2231 West 110TH Street, Cleveland 2, Ohio. Section, Bible Study Helps, pp. 3, 9-10. Underlines, caps added).

   -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.” (Notes (1) New Testament, (2) “LXX” meaning seventy, is Jehovah’s Witnesses alternative title for the Old Testament). (Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word, p. 24).
-Equally striking, ““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.”” (Deedat, Is the Bible God’s Word? p.13).

   Evidently, the Bible is not “all” word of God as Christians would have the world believe. That the Bible was altered:  Even today, changes are made in the Bible, as Ahmed Deedat has shown in his booklet Is the Bible God’s Word? For example:
-the word “VIRGIN” in Isaiah 7:14 has been replaced with the phrase “a young woman”;
-in the RSV Bible; the word “BEGOTTEN” of “begotten son” of John 3:16, has been “excised;” (like “virgin” birth, “begotten” son is another bedrock of Christianity);
-the verse of 1-John 5:7 which speaks of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost (the Trinity, another bedrock of Christianity) “has also been scrapped from the RSV” Bible;
-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.” (Another bedrock of Christianity jack-hammered).
Deedat notes that while these terms have been “unceremoniously excised” from English Bibles, they are retained in the Bible’s nearly 1500 other languages. (Some may view this as deception or deepest depths of spiritual depravity).
    The Bible itself testifies it is/was falsified: “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).

Allāh exposes the humanness of past Scriptures: “Woe! Then to those who write the Book with their hands then say, This is from Allāh”–(Qur’an 2:79). Muhammad Ali comments:
“The alteration and corruption of the Bible, the Old as well as the New Testament, spoken of in v. 75 and repeated here, is now an established fact. That the alteration spoken of in v. 75 was an alteration of the words of the text (and not a misinterpretation of the “Holy Texts”) is made manifest here: “They write the Book with their hands then say: This is from Allāh.” These alterations they effected for their own selfish ends. “That they may take for it a small price”.

Four more instances of alteration of the texts of the Bible:
(i) Prof. ‘Abdul Ahad Dawud (the former Rev. David Benjamin Keldani, B.D. of the Uniate-Chaldean Sect) in his book Muhammad in the Bible, notes that Jews “efface” Ishmael and insert in its place Isaac:  “The Jews have always been jealous of Ishmael because they know very well that in him the Covenant was made and with his circumcision it was concluded and sealed, and it is out of this rancour that their scribes or doctors of law have corrupted and interpolated many passages in their Scriptures. To efface the name “Ishmael” from the second, sixth, and seventh verses of the twenty-second chapter of the Book of Genesis and to insert in its place “Isaac,” and to leave the descriptive epithet “thy only begotten son” is to deny the existence of the former and to violate the Covenant made between God and Ishmael.”(pp. 30-32. Ishmael was Abraham’s “only” son BEFORE Isaac was born–Genesis 16:16; 21:5. Man can alter scripture, man cannot alter Divine decree).

   (ii) The Gospel of John 8:4-5 shows that Moses taught that the adulterer/adulteress is to be  stoned to death. Muhammad Ali points out: “That the present Torah does not give stoning as the punishment for adultery is clear proof that the text has been altered. The Gospels show that such was the punishment up to the time of Jesus.” (The Religion of Islam; p. 732).

   (iii) 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).”

  (iv) Muhammad Ali notes: “Commenting on the well-known confession of Christ, “Why callest thou me good, (Mark 10:18) Dummelow says that in the Revised Version of Matthew, Christ’s reply is, “Why askest thou me concerning that which is good”; and adds: “The author of Matthew….altered the text slightly, to prevent the reader from supposing that Christ denied that He was good.” (The Religion of Islam, p. 212, f/n).

Regarding Christ saying: “Why callest thou me good.” The first quote in the following is from the “Self-Pronouncing Edition” Bible published by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland; 2, Ohio; the second is from “The Gideons” published by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, California. Bold words show alteration; underlined words are not in the Gideons Bible:

   (1) “one came (to Jesus) and said unto him, 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…”
(2) “one came to Him (Jesus) and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life? And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but…” (Even the forgery is clumsy: who better is there to tell or to ask “what is good” than God or the “Son of God”).
 Is it not telling a “lie” on God that He revealed/inspired the changed words?

Is it not telling a “lie” on Jesus that he uttered the changed words?
It is doubtful a devotee of God would alter his Book of God and propagate falsehood in the name of God, the very God from Whom he/she seeks his/her daily bread; and in Whose House  he/she wants a ‘mansion” or “bungalow.”

David Wood might dazzle the uneducated and the unthinking and his bigoted followers who are bridled in blind faith, and he can dance around the bush from now till kingdom come but he and his entire comrades-in-faith, from pope to parishioner, will never be able to baptize Jesus God. Not with all the waters of Galilee and even with seventy-times seven more Galilees added.
Two thousand years ago Jesus scolded his inattentive followers: “Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not?” If Jesus was around today he likely would have added this observation of David Wood and his “Jesus is God” entourage: ‘Having heads, reason ye not?’

David Wood asked Muslims about a dozen questions. We have only one question for David Wood:
(Like Moses and Mohammad) Jesus UNAMBIGUOUSLY declared the Unity of God; taught that he came only to the House of Israel and that he prayed only for them NOT for the world (so much so that he regarded non-Jews, which would be me and you unless you are Jewish) as “dogs” and “swine” (your God denigrates his own creation who had no say into which tribe they were born) and preached in parables so “we” metaphorical “dogs” and “swine” would not understand and get into heaven (but you tell us he died to fast-track us into heaven); Jesus says we are born without sin (likening children to the kingdom of God, unless you also baptized the kingdom of God into one saturated with sin), and that heaven lies in observing the Mosaic Law until the arrival of the Comforter who will guide into “all truth” and will “abide for ever” (which means the Bible being devoid of “all truth” the BIBLE IS OBSOLETE; and Jesus not giving “all truth” JESUS IS REDUNDANT! NO ONE NEEDS JESUS though he is to be honored as we Muslims honor him, with salutations of “peace and blessings of Allah God”).
The question:
WHY HAVE YOU, DAVID WOOD (AND CHRISTENDOM), TOSSED THESE CLEAR TEACHINGS OF JESUS (YOUR GOD AND SON OF GOD) onto the dung heap and are promoting “Trinity” which was invented by the Church 324 years AFTER Christ and promoting original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement which were devised by St(?) Paul?

Heaven lies in clearly-expressed Divine doctrines not in human inventions and assumptions. Trinity, original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement are blasphemies of the highest order and are the Sure-way to Hell: “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation”–(Mark 3:29).
Any religion that utilizes the human brain to define Divine doctrines is “artificial and false.” Christianity –Trinity, original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement– devised by the Church is a patently fake religion.

Whether we call God Eli, Ishwar or Allāh, Islam –peace and submission to God– which was practiced by Jesus and his brother-prophets and which is practiced by the angels in heaven is the Passport to Paradise.

Whoever is “Christian” for benefit rather than for belief needs to mull the words of Jesus: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”–(Mark 8:36).
Christians have time and opportunity while you are alive –and no one knows when he/she will die, and when you die this opportunity evaporates like dew-drop in Hell– Christians have time and opportunity to take the Divine route and bow to


For a full treatment on the claim that Jesus is God, son of God, original/inherited sin and vicarious atonement see Home.
-Qur’an-goat ate page; 127 verses and verse on stoning lost;

-Mohammad allows man to suck woman’s breast