Response to Madinah Van Video (Christian Religious Studies Teacher Learns About The Bible An Islam Part 1)

The purpose of this blog is to (1) reach out to Muslims who are stuck in the cult of Islam, to show them that only through Jesus Christ can they have salvation. As Jesus Himself said there’s no other way to heaven except through Himself (John 14:6). And (2) to inform Christians on how to respond to the Muslim claims against Christianity as there are unfortunately many Christians who are ignorant of the teachings of Islam.

This video shows such an intercation between a Christian woman and the Abdoools of Madinah Van who had to gang up on a woman. But they don’t dare to debate a Christian who has knowledge of what their Qur’an teaches. You can view the weak attempt from Medinah Van here and see how we destroy their silly arguments against the Bible.

Was Jesus Sent To Israel Only?

“He was not sent to the whole mankind”

Christian Religious Studies Teacher Learns About The Bible And Islam Part 1

Muslims typically claim that Jesus was only sent to Israel, this is not true. If they knew the context of scripture they wouldn’t make this mistake. Christ was sent to Israel first and then the Gentiles. He came to bring salvation to the entire world not only Israel, the following verses prove this point.

John 3:15

The Gospel of John chapter 3 verse 15 says that anyone (whosoever) believes in Jesus Christ will have eternal life. If language is how we are to communicate then the word whosoever (πᾶς) means exactly what it means anyone regardless if they are a Jew or Gentile.

πᾶς (pas)

If we parsed πᾶς so that we know how the word functions in John 3:15 we’d get:

Speech: Adjective
Case: Nominative
Number: Singular
Gender: Masculine

After parsing the word we know the subject (Nominative) is personal in Number (Singular) meaning anyone willing to trust in Christ can come to Him for salvation. It’s personal, between you and your Creator.

The following verse 1 John 4:9 explains that God sent the Lord Jesus into the world (κόσμον) for us that we would live through Christ. The world doesn’t encompass the Jews only, in fact, the Jews are a very small minority when compared to all the other nations in the world.

1 John 4:9
κόσμον (kosmos)

Jesus came for all mankind including Muslims who are willing to place their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Only those who do so will make it to heaven, the others who deceive and reject the salvation Jesus offers will find themselves in grave trouble on the day of judgement. As they will face Jesus as their judge, not their Saviour.

We then have the teachings of Paul in which the Abdoool on the video claimed apostle Paul taught contrary to Jesus Christ. Here we have in 2 Corinthians 5:19 Paul said Christ was reconciling the world to Himself. This is in line with the 2 verses above.

2 Corinthians 5:19
καταλλάσσων (katallassō)

To reconcile (καταλλάσσων) is to bring onto Himself, and that’s what Christ did at the cross of Calvary, He was atoning for the sins of the world. That’s the wonderful message that He gave Himself for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2).

Once again Paul who taught the same as the Messiah said Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners (ἁμαρτωλοὺς). Muslims are sinners, and so is Muhammad, unfortunately their prophet is suffering in hell for rejecting the salvation only Jesus can provide.

1 Timothy 1:15
ἁμαρτωλοὺς (hamartōlos)

Let’s continue demolishing the lies of the Dawah Van, as we see Christ came for the whole world not only Israel as the Abdoool said.

The truth was “for” Jesus?

“We believe that Jesus He was upon the truth, the Way the truth and the Life was for Jesus”

Christian Religious Studies Teacher Learns About The Bible And Islam Part 1

The Lord Jesus Christ was the one who brought not “a” truth but the Truth, He is that truth! In John 14:6 Christ authoritatively declared this to those who were around.

John 14:6

It’s wonderful that we have the New Testament in the original language and if you’re capable of reading Greek would know that the word ἡ ἀλήθεια has the article which means The Truth. If Jesus Christ is the source of all truth then this would be a claim of deity as only God is absolute truth. We find in the Qur’an that Allah is called the truth, this is not looking good for the Muslims.

22:62 sūrat l-ḥaj (The Pilgrimage)

If we take the words of Jesus Christ with what the Qur’an is saying this means Jesus claimed to be Allah, but we already know that Allah of the Qur’an doesn’t exist. If we take a look at the Arabic text and review the nouns used in this verse we’d see.

Arabic Syntax and morphology

The accusative word l-laha is an accusative noun pointing to Allah and the nominative masculine word l-ḥaqu is the subject of the verse. The same as in John 14:6 Jesus is the subject of the verse ὁ Ἰησοῦς (nominative masculine). What in the world are the mutah boys of Dawah Van going to do with this one?

Clearly, the Qur’an says objectively states God is the truth and Jesus in the Bible (John 14:6) which was written hundreds of years before the Qur’an says Jesus Christ is The Truth. This destroys the Islamic claim in which Muslims reject Jesus as God.

The Comforter is Muhammad?

“If I don’t go the comforter will not come and when the comforter comes He’ll mention of me He’ll tell you many things to come and we believe that comforter is prophet Muhammad”

Christian Religious Studies Teacher Learns About The Bible And Islam Part 1

This claim from Abdoools is beyond silly when they claim Muhammad is the comforter they are essentially saying Muhammad is their god. In the same chapter in which Christ says He’s The Truth an attribute only God possesses. Now He tells us who the Comforter, the Holy Spirit is.

John 14:26

Notice in the same verse Christ identifies who the Comforter is saying He’s the Holy Ghost who the Father will send in the name of Jesus Christ (“my name”). Do Muslims believe Muhammad came in the name of Jesus Christ? No they do not, but they do believe Allah sent him (John 14:6). Additionally, in Islam Muslims claim the “holy spirit” is Jibril.

If the Comforter is another name for the Holy Spirit how can Muhammad be the comforter? Let’s prove this nonsense and get them busted. According to one of their trusted websites, Islamqa here’s what they say about Muhammad being supposedly found in the Bible.

These two verses [1] indicate that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is mentioned in the Torah and the Gospel (the Bible), no matter how much the Jews and Christians claim that he is not, for the word of Allaah is the best and most truthful of words.

Is the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) Mentioned in the Bible?

They then quoted a few verses from the Bible for the proof of Muhammad’s existence in the Bible one of those being the Gospel of John 16:6-8, 12-13. These same verses refute the claim of Muhammad being the comforter as the comforter is sent by Jesus Christ notice the words “I will send him unto you”.

John 16:6-8

But in Islam Muhammad is sent by Allah, how can Abdoool reconcile this other than admitting Jesus Christ is Allah. They also claim Muhammad is “the Spirit of truth” the problem is the Spirit of truth is going to glorify Jesus. Again notice the words “He shall glorify me” in verse 14 this is Jesus speaking.

John 16:12-14

Unless they’d like to admit Muhammad is sent by Jesus and will glorify Jesus Christ there’s no getting around these verses.

Jesus Never Mentioned He’s the Son of God?

“he never in a single entirety of the Bible He never called Himself the Son of God.”

Christian Religious Studies Teacher Learns About The Bible And Islam Part 1

This is not looking good for the guys at Dawah Van, in the video, the Abdoool said Jesus never called Himself the Son of God. The term Son of God was mostly used by others declaring that Christ is the Son of God, and Jesus Christ never rejected this He always accepted this title. Here we have Christ referring to Himself as the Son of God in John 5:24-26.

John 5:24-26

The Lord Jesus is the one speaking in this passage, notice the personal pronouns “I”, and “my”, went as far to say those who are dead would hear Jesus’ voice and come out of the graves. This can only mean that Christ by the power of His word/speech can bring people back from the dead. This is a claim of deity as there is no one else who can do this.

Again Jesus in speaking to the blind man, He gave him sight mentioned if the blind name believed on Christ as the Son of God. This was after the Pharisees banned the no longer blind man from worshipping in the temple.

John 9:35

We easily demolish Muslim arguments here on this blog, they don’t stand a chance against God’s true word the Bible. Here’s the nail in the coffin of the Dawah Van mutah boys, in John 10:36 there’s a great discourse between the religious rulers and Jesus Christ.

In John 10:30 Jesus made this statement which caused the Jews to have a meltdown saying “I and my Father are one.” The reaction from the Jews says it all as they picked up stones to kill Jesus as they knew He was claiming equality with God the Father, that’s why they said He’s making Himself God.[2]

John 10:30-36

Jesus said that His anything the Father can do Jesus Christ can do, in plain terms anything God can do Jesus can do because He’s God. Notice the Jews accused Christ of blasphemy and Jesus said how can that be because He (Jesus) said He’s the Son of God. So why are Dawah Abdoools lying when they said Jesus never said He’s the Son of God? That’s because Islam teaches you can lie.

Conclusion

Here we back up our claims with proof but if you notice as you watch their video they jump over important points. They love to quote John 17:3 which actually proves once again Jesus is God because this verse is saying that Jesus along with the Father is the one true God. It’s a conjunction bringing the two objects of the verse together (ἀληθινὸν θεὸν καὶ ὃν ἀπέστειλας Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν). I’ve bolded the καὶ which is the conjunctive word and both θεὸν and Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν are in the accusative singular.

Footnotes

[1] al-Saff 61:6, al-A’raaf 7:157

[2] (10:31-9) The evangelist continues to stress that Jesus is God’s Son. w. 31-3, first in v. 33 the Jews indicate blasphemy as the reason why they want to stone Jesus (cf. Lev 24:16). As in 8:59 it is an attempt to kill him without official trial. In the synoptic tradition Jesus is accused of blasphemy when he forgives sins (Mk 2:5-7 Par), and when he speaks of the coming Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power (Mk 14:62— 4 par.). Probably all propositions that questioned God’s uniqueness were considered as blasphemy in Jesus’ time (cf. 5:18). Ironically the Jews speak the truth: for the evangelist Jesus is in a certain sense ‘God’. ‘Good’ is used in 2:10 of the wine, and in 10:11,14 in reference to the shepherd. The good shepherd is sent by the Father, and therefore his work exhibits the Father’s goodness (cf. v. 25). w. 34-6, Jesus uses an argument afortiori: if the Scripture refers to those who received the word of God as ‘gods’, the one whom God has sanctified cannot blaspheme when he says that he is God’s Son. Barton, J., & Muddiman, J. (Eds.). (2013). The oxford bible commentary. Oxford University Press, Incorporated.

Silly things Muslims say # 2 (Shan Khan)

One of the most ridiculous arguments from Muslims is the claim that the authors are “unknown”, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are liberals who claim the writers of the Bible are unknown and Muslims and other enemies of the Gospel use this to discredit the Bible.

Unknown Authors?

First let’s prove how silly this argument is, from the Muslim’s perspective their own sources say the Torah and Injil are from Allah. That would make Allah the author of the Torah and Injil which makes up the Bible, of course, we don’t believe Allah sent us the Bible as we don’t believe he exists. But for Muslims, they’re against Allah saying those books have unknown authors. Wouldn’t the author be Allah?

3:3 At-Talaq

To answer the Abdool we do know who wrote the books of the Bible, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote the Gospels, the text of the Bible attests to this fact. Paul wrote Romans, Ephesians and others. Peter wrote 1st and 2nd Peter, James and Jude. We also have the five books of Moses Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. David wrote the Psalms as well as a few others. We actually have names of authors who wrote these books.

If we ask Muslims who wrote the Qur’an, they say, Allah, so Allah came into his creation and wrote a book called Qur’an? We’re told that Allah cannot enter his creation, therefore, it’s not logical to claim Allah wrote the Qur’an. The question remains who wrote the Qur’an we need names but of course, they cannot provide any.

Mark 7:27

Another false claim is that Jesus in Mark 7:27 was somehow disrespecting a woman, just as this Abdool stated in his comment. Let’s get him busted to prove Muslims don’t know anything about the Bible, they don’t even know their own book. In the Gospel of Mark Jesus was approached by a woman Syrophenician by nation, she asked Jesus to cast out devils from her daughter.

Mark 7:26

This Muslim tried to focus on Jesus saying “dog” to this woman in verse 27, let’s bust this Abdool. This is an English translation, in Greek, the word used by Jesus was not one of insult, in reality, it was a word of endearment.

The word used in the text is κυναρίοις and the root word is κυνάριον (kynarion), this is a neuter noun. And the immediate context of the word is generated puppy or little dog. Nowhere in this verse is Jesus Christ insulting this lady as this Abdoool would like for us to believe.

κυνάριον (kynarion)

This was an endearing term used by Christ toward the Syrophenician woman. The reason and context of the word used here are to contrast the relationship between the Jews and the Gentiles. The Jews were the first to receive the grace and revelation from God, their Messiah was there in their midst and they failed to realise Him.

Then we have a Gentile woman who exercised faith in the Lord Jesus asking Him to heal her daughter from demonic possession. The Gentiles were to receive the message of salvation after the message was relayed to the Jews. This is why the bread and table are mentioned, the dog receives food from the table after those who are at the table eat.[1]

This lines up with what Paul the apostle wrote in the book of Romans, how the Jews were given the message and God then had the message brought to the Gentiles. We can find this in Romans chapter 1 verse 18.

Romans 1:16

Mark 7:26-30 is a picture of salvation for all who trust in Jesus Christ. But where’s the compassion for women in Islam? Unlike Muhammad who said the majority of women will be in hell fire.

Sahih al-Bukhari 3241

Here we have Muhammad saying the majority of women will be in hell, which means all the Muslima will end up in hell-fire according to their prophet. What’s the point in following Islam if you’ll end up in hell anyway?[2]

To further prove the point that women have no place in Islam we’ll include a quote from Shaykh Assim Al Hakeem who has his show Ask Zad.

“The concept of equality is also something that we have a lot of the women and the men thinking that this is a prime concept in Islam, women and men are equal. This is totally unIslamic, this is totally wrong it’s not even logical how can they be equal? In Islam in the Qur’an Allah says clearly and a male is not similar to a female, they’re different.” — Ask Zad

Are men & women equal in Islam? – Assim al hakeem

Conclusion

As you see this is how Muslims who don’t even know their own religion try to twist the scriptures of the Bible when they speak with Christians. All one has to do is know the surrounding context of the verse and get them busted every time. Jesus Christ never insulted the Gentiles but Muhammad indeed said most women will be in hell. I wonder how Muslimas feel about that?

Footnotes

[1] Jesus’ reply and the woman’s repartee each contain a metaphor. The first is the metaphor of the children and the little dogs. That the girl is likened to a little dog— the similarity in sound between the two words may have led to the comparison— has everything to do with the fact that the episode is about the relation between Jews and Gentiles, and that dogs, particularly stray dogs, are despised and regarded as unclean. 106 Along with the pig, the dog is symbolic of the Gentile, who is often referred to as living like a dog. 107 To call up that image in the presence of a Gentile woman is unfriendly, even crude, but the use of the diminutive relativizes this. These little dogs are not stray or watch dogs but well cared for pets that share the life of the family. The suggested image is that of a well-to-do family, as is confirmed by the circumstance that meals are not served on a floor mat but on a real table, under which the little dogs can find a spot for themselves. 108 The ‘children-little dogs’ relation is a metaphor for the relation between Jews— the children of Israel— and Gentiles. The second metaphor is that of the bread and the crumbs. With this the story remains in the sphere of food and eating that has been so prominent in the two preceding episodes, and also remotely recalls the thematics of the mass meal related in 6.35-44. The metaphor of the bread and the crumbs is an equivalent of the (in comparison with the metaphor, material) loaves and leftovers from that meal. 109 In this sharp verbal exchange Jesus employs this metaphor in an attempt to shrug the woman’s request off with a joke. The Jews come first (πρῶτον). Roman readers who remember what Paul wrote to them will recall Rom. 1.16 in which he says of his ‘gospel’ that it is a power for every one who has faith, ‘to the Jew first and also to the Greek’, words that are repeated twice in the same letter (2.9 and 10). The time of the Gentiles has not yet come. Jesus still has too much to do in Galilee to attend to them. The woman accepts Jesus’ metaphor but adds one of her own, saying that the little dogs are content with the crumbs from the children’s table. What she asks of Jesus— to free her daughter from her demonic obsessions— is so little that the Jews need not miss anything. Jesus recognizes the sharpness and aptness of her retort and gives in. Iersel, B. van. (1998). Mark : a reader-response commentary (Ser. Journal for the study of the new testament. supplement series, 164). Sheffield Academic Press. pp250, 251

[2] “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) went out to the musalla (prayer place) on the day of Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr. He passed by the women and said, ‘O women! Give charity, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell.’ They asked, ‘Why is that, O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.’ The women asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is deficient in our intelligence and religious commitment?’ He said, ‘Is not the testimony of two women equal to the testimony of one man?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Is it not true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is the deficiency in her religious commitment.’” Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid (2022, June 10). More Women in Hell Than Men? Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/21457/more-women-in-hell-than-men

According to Islam Jibril is more powerful than Allah!

The staunch stance in Islam is that Allah “cannot” be a man. Time and time again Muslims will take verses out of context from the Bible saying “God is not a man” they partially quote Numbers 23:19. If you read the proceeding and following verses surrounding that verse you’ll have a clear understanding of the context.

Numbers 23:19

Just within the one verse alone we can see that the text is saying God is not like us in the sense that we as humans do lie, God doesn’t lie. We as fallible humans need to repent, the same is not true of God as He is perfect. The second half of the verse says if God says He will do something will he not do it or make it come to past? It’s a rhetorical question and the answer is an emphatic yes!

But we have to bust the abdools in their lies let’s view the surrounding context of the immediate verses. The background of this chapter is The Prophecies of Balaam, Balak the king of Moab called for Balaam to come and curse the children of Israel. Instead of cursing them Balaam blessed them each time and told Balak he must say only that which the LORD has given him.[1] Balaam said to Balak:

How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, [whom] the LORD hath not defied? … And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

Numbers 23:8, 12
Numbers 23:17-21

After reading the context we can see that this verse has nothing to do with God not becoming a man. Context is the dagger in the heart of Islam, because the Qur’an is a distorted book which has no context Muslims don’t know how to interpret scripture.

Allah cannot become a man

2:20 Al-Baqarah

If the Qur’an is the ultimate source for Muslims then they are denying what the Qur’an says. It’s clear from this verse that “Allah is able to do all things” But he’s not able to become a man Muslims say which contradicts the Qur’an. That means he cannot do all things.

Here’s one statement from islamreligion.com in which they said:

The claim that God became man is also an absurdity. It is not befitting of God to take on human characteristics because it means that the Creator has become His creation. However, the creation is a product of the creative act of the Creator. If the Creator became His creation, it would mean that the Creator created Himself, which is an obvious absurdity. To be created, He would first have to not exist, and, if He did not exist, how could He then create? Furthermore, if He were created, it would mean that He had a beginning, which also contradicts His being eternal. By definition creation is in need of a creator. For created beings to exist they must have a creator to bring them into existence. God cannot need a creator because God is the Creator. Thus, there is an obvious contradiction in terms. The claim that God became His creation implies that He would need a creator, which is a ludicrous concept. It contradicts the fundamental concept of God being uncreated, needing no creator and being the Creator.

DID GOD BECOME MAN? (PART 4 OF 5): DID GOD BECOME MAN, CAN GOD BECOME MAN?

The moment they said God cannot do something proves they believe in a “god” who cannot do all things. That’s a major conundrum they’ve created for themselves. The Christian argument is that Almighty Yahweh can and did become a Man that’s not out of His abilities. Jesus Christ is Eternal and existed before He came into the world through Mary, we have many scriptures which prove this but one will suffice. Jesus in John 8 was debating the Jews and told them that Abraham rejoice to see His (Jesus‘) day.

They replied saying Jesus was not even 50 and it wouldn’t be possible for Abraham to have known Christ. And the Lord Jesus rocks them by saying “ Before Abraham was, I am”, they knew He claimed to be God, as their mind went back to when Moses spoke to God from the burning bush. The LORD said I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14)

John 8:58

This is without a doubt one of the most powerful passages which proves the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and Muslims cannot contend with it.

Jibril is more powerful than Allah and can become a man

Let’s not forget Muslims say Allah cannot become a man for them they think God taking on human form means God would become “weak”. Here’s a statement from an Abdoool site called Calling Christians.

If God is all powerful and man is not all powerful, can God’s nature of being all powerful, change to becoming not all powerful? How can an all powerful God become less powerful?

If Allah is so powerful, why can’t he become a man?

Christians don’t believe God “change to becoming not all powerful”, we believe that God took upon Himself more specifically the Son of God took on human nature. But He did not lose His diety when He became a man as Jesus Christ said He would raise Himself from the dead.

John 2:19–22

If Jesus being God and took on human flesh made Him “weak” according to Muslims, then how is it He’s able to raise Himself from the dead. Does that sound like weakness? Allah cannot even do what Jesus Christ can yet they say such foolishness.

In the Qur’an Jibril has the ability to become a man when he came to Mary (Maryam), this is recorded in Surah Maryam.

19:17 Surah Maryam

So now what are Muslims going to say, Jibril is capable of becoming a man but Allah doesn’t have the ability to become a man. Therefore, if Muslims still want to say that Allah cannot become human logic would dictate that Jibril is more powerful than Allah.

Lastly, Muhammad described Allah as a man in the Hadith when he compared the Dajjal with Allah. Muhammad is busted because the Dajjal is a man, yet he says that it’s possible for the Muslims to be confused thinking the Dajjal is Allah.

Sunan Abi Dawud 4320

Notice Muhammad is telling the Muslims the Dajjal is short, hen-toed, woolly haired and has one eye describing human characteristics. The Muhammad says if they are confused, now let’s stop here why would they be confused if Allah is not a human? Then Muhammad tells them the only difference between the Dajjal (a man) and Allah is that Allah is not one-eyed.

Conclusion

What have we learned, well Numbers 23:19 has nothing to do with God becoming a man the real context is that God doesn’t lie or neither does He need to repent of sins like we do. Allah cannot become human according to Abdoools who contradict 2:20 which says Allah can become a man. Jibril has the ability to become a man while Allah cannot as taught in Islam. And finally Muhammad described Allah with human qualities comparing him to the Dajjal.

Footnotes

[1] God twice meets Balaam and puts a word in his mouth and commands him to return and speak that word (23:5,16). God’s insistence on what he must say recognizes that Balaam does have options. It becomes increasingly clear, even to Balak (23:17), that God reveals through the word, not divination. In the third instance, the spirit of God comes upon him (see 11:17, 2 5~6) without consultation after he ‘sets his face’ and ‘sees’ Israel’s situation (24:2). Balaam speaks God’s blessings on Israel rather than curses. The blessings become less descriptive, more future oriented, and more properly blessings as one moves through the four oracles. Even more, those who curse Israel will themselves be cursed, while those who bless will be blessed (24:9). Prominent throughout is the language of seeing; the one who did not see the purposes of God (22:22-30) now does see them (23:9, 21, 23— 4; 24:3— 4,15— 17). Indeed, the clarity of his seeing increases over the course of the oracles; the most expansive claims are the ‘knowledge’ of 24:16 and the seeing into the future of 24:17. Falling down but alert (24:4,16) may refer to a qualified ecstatic reception of God’s word. Balaam ‘sees’ Israel’s history and God’s promises, moving from the past through the present to a more and more specific future: election from among the nations (23:9); promise (and fulfilment) of many descendants, like the dust of the earth (23:10; see Gen 13:16, 28:14), and blessing (24:9, cf. GEN 12:3); exodus (23:22; 24:8); God’s presence among them and his care in the wilderness (23:21; cf. 24:5-6). He anticipates a successful conquest, as both Israel and God are imaged as lions (22:23— 4; 24:7~9) the rise of the monarchy and specific conquests relating thereto (24:7,17-19). The overall scene for Balaam is a blessed people: numerous, confident, flourishing, powerful, and its king is God. In Balaam’s words (23:io):’let my end be like his!’

Muhammad contradicts all of the Prophets (Musa and Jesus Christ)

The Qur’ān rejects anyone called sons of God, in this context we’re not speaking of biologically being God’s children. But the God of the Bible wants a relationship with His creation, the below verses in the Qur’ān say men and women can only be slaves of Allah. *Note we are distinguishing between Yahweh the true God and Allah the false god of Islam.

Qur’ān says Jews and Christians are not the sons of Allah

Sūrat l-Māidah 5:18

Here in [5:18] the Qur’ān is trying to prove that Jews and the Christians are not “sons” of Allah (take notice that we don’t believe in Allah, we believe in Yahweh), this gives the idea that Jews and Christians are claiming to be the literally children of God. It’s a strawman argument as we don’t believe we are “biological” children of God. Those who are saved are adopted into the family of God (Romans 9:4).

“”We are the children of Allah and His beloved.” Say, “Then why does He punish you for your sins?” Rather, you are human beings from among those He has created. …”

The Qur’ān tries to insinuate that Allah and Yahweh are the same but they are not,[1] it goes so far as to say that the only relationship we have with God is as a slave and nothing more.

Sūrat Maryam 19:88-93

In verses [19:88-93] there’s a double message (1) it’s an attack on the Son of God Jesus Christ and His divinity as well as (2) a renouncement of anyone being called a child of God and all we are is slaves.

And they say, “The Most Merciful has taken [for Himself] a son.” You have done an atrocious thing. … That they attribute to the Most Merciful a son. And it is not appropriate for the Most Merciful that He should take a son. … that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.

Let’s bust their false prophet, Muhammad said he believes in the Torah, and the Qur’ān confirms the previous scriptures in the Torah and Injil [sūrat l-ṣāfāt 37:37].

sūrat fāṭir 35:31

This is an apparent contradiction of the Torah and Injil as we will soon see.

Torah says Israelites are the sons of God

The Qur’ān claims it confirms the previous scriptures which came before it according to [sūrat fāṭir 35:31], now here’s where Muslims will claim the original Torah and Injil have been lost. The burden of proof is on them to provide evidence for this claim. The Qur’ān came on the scene way later than the Torah and Injil and we have manuscripts which date back to the 2nd century.

Deuteronomy 14:1

According to Deuteronomy 14:1 God calls the Israelites children of God “Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: …” As mentioned before this doesn’t mean literal biological children of God. In the Old Testament, this is referring to the nation Israel’s relationship with God who has chosen them as a nation separate from the other surrounding nations.

Deuteronomy 32:6

Deuteronomy 32:6 Tells us that the LORD is as a Father to the children of Israel. “Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? [is] not he thy father [that] hath bought thee? …”

Exodus 4:22

Here in Exodus 4:22 God says the nation of Israel is His firstborn son “… Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn:

Jesus Christ didn’t change the Law, Isa changed the Law (made what’s haram halal)[2]

Matthew 5:17-18

Muslims love quoting Matthew 5:17-18 about Christ not changing the Law when they engage with Christians. But they are not aware that Isa who is supposedly Jesus did change the law according to Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:50. “to make lawful for you some of what was forbidden to you.”

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:50

This is wonderful proof showing that Isa cannot be Jesus Christ, as the two are polar opposites.

In the Bible husband cannot go back to his wife after divorce, in Islam husband can go back to his wife

In the Torah, God is against a man who has divorced his wife, and if she marries another man is not allowed to go back to her previous husband as God sees that as an abomination. In other words, is vile in the eyes of God as that woman would have had intercourse with the second man and would be considered defiled.

Deuteronomy 24:1–4

The Qur’ān on the other hand contradicts this as Allah is completely fine with the wife returning to her former husband. It’s clear Yahweh and Allah are not the same God as Muslims would like for us to believe.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:230

Conclusion

When you compare the two texts it’s abundantly clear that Christianity and Islam do not worship the same God. Also, Jesus Christ is not Isa as they had contradictory actions, one didn’t change the Law while the other did. The only way someone would think they are the same is if they stuck their head in the sand and deliberately did not want to compare the two.

To remain ignorant is the worst thing a person can do to themself. Once you have an understanding of what the Bible and Qur’ān teach you just will not make the mistake and continue to claim they are the same.

Footnotes

[1] When we look at Yahweh, however, who is the God of the Bible, we see a different kind of deity. First of all, the name “Yahweh” comes from the time that God appeared to Moses in the burning bush. At that time God told Moses to call him “I am that I am,” or in Hebrew, “Yahweh.” It is significant that Jesus referred to himself as the “I am” in John 8:58. The Jews realized that Jesus was referring to himself as God and took up stones to stone him for what they believed was blasphemy. This link between Jesus in the New Testament and the burning bush in the Old Testament demonstrates the unity of the one God manifested to both the Jews and the Christians. This cannot be said of the Muslim God because Muslims reject the deity of Jesus and therefore reject much of what the New Testament says about Jesus. We also find that the Bible portrays Yahweh in contrast to Allah. For example, Allah is considered to be too holy to have personal relationships with man, but Yahweh is often described as a loving God interested in our personal struggles. Yahweh is also depicted as unchanging and One who assures the salvation of the faithful. Finally, because there is unity in the Trinity with the one God also being three persons, God can be described as the Father of Jesus. Dr. Daniel Janosik. Is Allah of Islam the same as Yahweh of Christianity? Retrieved from https://www.ciu.edu/allah-islam-same-yahweh-christianity

[2] Jesus Christ Became flesh, retaining His deity; adding humanity (John 1:14). Isa Was only flesh. Created from dust by Allah (Surah 3:59).Rob Phillips. (2007, December 20). Jesus vs. Isa (the Jesus of the Koran). OnceDeliveredhttps://oncedelivered.net/2007/12/20/jesus-vs-isa/

Silly things Muslims say # 1 (T.M. Guiapar)

Have you ever come across comments from Muslims as they say the most insane lies against the Bible? Well, we’re going to start showcasing these comments here and responding to them. The first is from a Muslim who rejects there was ever a verse in the Qur’ān for breastfeeding adults.

This Muslim is unaware of the verse Aisha had with her under her pillow, this was after Muhammad’s death and is recorded in Sunan ibn Majah 1944 and is graded Hasan which means it’s a good reliable hadith. Here’s the chain of narrators in case Muslims claim this is a “weak hadith” even though is graded, Hasan.

Here’s the chain: Abu Salama, Yahya ibn Khalef, told us, Abd al -Alali, on the authority of Muhammad ibn Ishaq, on the authority of Abdullah ibn Abu al-Bakr.

Sunan Ibn Majah 1944

It’s clear in the hadith Aisha says it was a verse revealed from Allah to Muhammad about breastfeeding and adult 10 times. But the Abdool in the above comment said: “What? Recite the verse for adult breastfeeding? I am not surprised why the Christians dont know what it means verse. Sunnah is not verse..”

His claim is that because this is a Sunnah that it’s not a verse, he contradicts his prophet because Sunnah is the sayings of Muhammad. And the Hadith right before your eyes says “The verse” which means at one time in Muhammad’s life this verse was revealed and should be in the Qur’ān but it’s nowhere to be found.

There goes the Qur’ān’s perfect preservation theory. He then runs from the embarrassment of his prophet to the Bible and wrenches verses out of their context without understanding the verse. We love spanking Abdoools with the truth, therefore, let’s dive into the 2 verses he brought up.

1 Corinthians 5:1-3

The background to Corinthians was the church which was established in Corinth was committing acts contrary to what the apostles taught. Paul heard what was happening at the assembly there and sent them a letter rebuking the practises they were indulging in, in this verse namely fornication and contentedness with sin.

1 Corinthians 5:1

Paul in this verse was saying the fornication which is happening among you is so horrible that not even unbelieving Gentiles are committing such acts. This was a strong rebuke, but T.M. Guiapar would like to believe this was a teaching condoned in the Bible. He obviously didn’t read the verse or the surrounding text on purpose, this is the typical tactic Muslims employ.

If he would have read the next 2 following verses he would have seen Paul was against the fornication of this man and told the believers in Corinth to have him excommunicated.

1 Corinthians 5:2-3

Paul says they are “puffed up” he then says this person needs to “be taken away from among you”. In verse 3 Paul says he has already judged this man concerning this deed he committed. Why didn’t T.M. Guiapar look at these verses? It’s because Muslims like to lie just like their prophet Muhammad.

Genesis 19:32

Here’s another verse Muslims run to claiming the Bible teaches incest, anyone who reads the Bible knows that it records that mankind sins. None of the prophets was sinless as Islam teaches, and therefore, while God used broken men to deliver His message these men and women were sinners just like you and me.

The unfortunate story of Lot and his daughters was a direct result of sin, the result of this sin was the birth of two rival nations (Moab, Ammon) of Israel. It’s not a teaching but a learning lesson of what we are not to do.

Genesis 19:32

God never wanted Lot’s daughters to have intercourse with their father, unlike Allah who had his “prophet” Muhammad have intercourse with a 9-year-old girl (Aisha). As well as the teachings of the Qur’ān which say it’s ok to have intercourse with prepubescent girls.

Surah At-Talaq 65:4

According to their scholars, this verse has 3 groups of women in view, the context is of making certain that when a Muslim man divorces his wife that she’s not pregnant. He has to wait 3 months before he can leave her.

Surah At-Talaq 65:4 Tafsir

Notice the words “because of their young age” these are little girls who aren’t getting their period yet. Even the scholars of Islam expose the false prophet Muhammad, how can anyone follow a child paedophile who teaches sexual intercourse with minors?

Conclusion

Our friend T.M. Guiapar is severely deceived and is in dire need of salvation. We can only pray for him and other Muslims that they realise the evil man they believe in is leading them to hell and not paradise. May the grace of God open their eyes and they come in droves to Jesus Christ the One who never sinned and is Perfect because He is God in the flesh.

Footnotes

[1] The denouement of the Lot story is inglorious, to say the least. At the end we feel that Sodom had no righteous citizens whatever! The Yahwist uses the departure of Lot and his daughters from the stage as an occasion to besmirch the origins of two of the peoples whose territories bordered the kingdom of David and Solomon on the east. As in the case of Ham, the father of Canaan (9:20-27), drunkenness and illicit sex are the media of contempt. After this tale, Lot and his daughters play no further role in the history of salvation. Ironies abound in this story. Lot’s two daughters, apparently unworthy even to be introduced by name, are worried that they will never find a suitable man and never bear children. So they do unto their father that which he was prepared to have them do with strangers (see 19:8). They rape their father on two successive nights, and they both become pregnant. Towner, W. S. (2001). Genesis (1st ed., Ser. Westminster bible companion). Westminster John Knox Press.

According to Qur’ān Jews and Christians will go to heaven

Islam is a world religion made up of proud Muslims, the norm is to boast in the fact that you’re “born into” a Muslim family. The other is people who “reverted” and took their shahada confessing in Allah and his messenger Muhammad which is tantamount to shirk (associating partners with Allah).

Last but not least they boast in numbers claiming Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, not to mention there are thousands of Muslims leaving Islam. The truth is Islam is not growing by conversion but by birth rate. Muslim men can have multiple wives (upwards of 4 at a time) and will have multiple children raising them as Muslims.

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:19

In the Qur’ān we’re told the only religion that will be accepted is Islam, this is found in Surah Ali ‘Imran. The truth tells us a different story, there’s a contradiction verse 2:62 says Christians, Jews and Sabaeans[1] will go to heaven. Notice the words in the present tense “those who are” is a continual state.

Surah Al-Baqarah 2:62

If Christians, Jews and Sabaeans will also go to heaven then how can Islam be the true religion? This proves that Allah not only accepts Islam but also accepts Christianity, Judaism and Sabaeans who worshipped “spiritual entities”. The next verse solidifies the contradiction, not only does Allah accept 3 different groups of people saying they will go to heaven.

Verse 3:85 says any other belief will be rejected that is not Islam. Is this the kind of god Muslims worship a god who contradicts himself over and over again? The truth is Allah doesn’t exist this is all the made-up stories of Muhammad who contradicted himself time and time again.

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:85

The true God Yahweh never contradicts Himself, this is one way how we can distinguish between Yahweh and Allah. You be the judge for yourself read the verses and come to your own conclusion.

Conclusion

How can these verses co-exist? Certain verses say the only religion is Islam yet Allah accepts Christians, Jews and Sabaeans; these are 3 groups who don’t believe in Allah nor his silly prophet who can’t even keep his story straight. All of the errors in the Qur’ān prove it’s not a book from god. Muslims we are calling you to come to the true God Jesus Christ the real God of Muhammad the false prophet.

I’d like to hear from Muslims on how they rectify this error in the Qur’ān.

Footnotes

[1] In a note on the port of Muhamrah (‘ Proceedings,’ 1891, p. 297), I see a remark on the Sabwans, and the expression of a desire for some information, For readers who will content themselves with some little information on the subject, the following extracts from my note-book may be of interest, and for those who wish to study the subject further, I attach a bibliography. Mir Abdul Latif Khin Shushtar?, a Persian author who wrote at the end of last century, says as follows in his ‘Tohfat ul ’Alem’: “Some unbelievers called Sab’ah live at Shushtar. Their religion is considered to be a mixture of the Christian and Jewish faiths. They are not the planet-worshippers mentioned in the Gor’an, for they do not worship the stars. They also are not idolaters, and are neither Christians nor Jews. One of their customs is to go every morning into the river up to their waist, look towards the sun and pray, wash themselves, and then go away. Most of these people are goldsmiths, and some are clever agriculturists, One of my relatives frequently conversed with them, and asked them questions as to their faith. They said that their prophet was John, the son of Zacharias, and that Jesus, the son of Mary, had been one of his principal disciples, One man gave out that Ibrahim Khalil Ullah (Abraham) was a son of John’s maternal aunt, and that he brought up and educated John, My relative questioned these people many times and wrote down everything they said, but their statements varied every time. This religion exists only in Khizistan, and not in any other part of Persia. Houtum-Schindler, A. (1891). Notes on the Sabæans. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, 13(11), 663–669. https://doi.org/10.2307/1800947

Allah and Satan are the same Alhamdulilah!

If Allah is god he should have characteristics which are completely different to Shaytan (Satan), we should be confused between the two as they should be vastly contrasted to one another. Here in one verse found in Surah Al-Ma’idah it says that Satan causes animosity and hatred, that’s nothing new we know that Satan is hateful. Other details are he does this also through intoxicants (ie. alcohol, wine) and gambling.

Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:91

Again this is not too surprising as Christians also believe these things are sinful and Satan loves causing people to fall into these sinful practices. But what if in the same chapter the Qur’ān says Allah does the same thing as Satan? In verse 5:14 the Qur’ān says that Allah causes animosity and hatred until the day of resurrection.

Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:14

In the book of Job Satan came before the LORD, he wanted to prove to God that Job (a man who loves God) would reject Him if Satan caused problems in Job’s life.

Job 1:6-8

Satan caused Job to lose all of his sons and his daughters causing them to die in a freak “accident”, he also took away all of Job’s cattle oxen, sheep and camels. The second wave of attacks on Job was Satan caused Job to get boils all over his body, this even caused a problem between Job and his wife. His wife told Job to curse God and die but Job never dared to do such a thing.

If you notice Satan causes pain, hatred and heartache all things Allah causes in the Qur’ān. There’s no doubt that the two are the same person the devil.[1]

Conclusion

If Allah does the same as Satan then what’s the purpose of Satan? Unless Allah is Satan then it all makes sense because Allah is the one doing all the hating. Islam is a religion which makes no sense once a person uses the mental capacity God gave them. This is why so many people are leaving Islam the moment they themselves look into these issues for themselves.

Let’s pray that many more Muslims will come to faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, and will leave the cult of Islam for good never to look back ever again.

Footnotes

[1] The Satan’s role is to accuse and prosecute people for their transgressions. The title is derived from a term meaning “obstruction” (Numbers 22:32) or “opposition” (1 Samuel 29:4). The Satan seeks to trip up human beings and then report on their missteps; but he is also the contrarian, who contradicts the opinions of God.

Qur’ān Contradiction How many Angels Appeared to Mary?(Q19:17, 3:42)

Here we are again to expose the contradictions in the Qur’ān. According to the two ayats below are two different accounts regarding the same event. We know that angel Jibril (“Gabriel”) came to Maryam to announce she would have a son (Isa) in Surah Maryam.

Surah Maryam 19:17

19:17  … Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man. In the Arabic text the word (رُوحَنَا) is “Our Spirit” rūḥanā singular.

Verse (19:16) – Word by Word

The verse is very clear only Jibril visited Maryam to give her the news of a son. Right? Wrong! The following verse says the angels came to Maryam to bring her the news of a son. More than one angel?!

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:42

3:42  … when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you …

What’s going on here we clearly have a contradiction, in one verse it says there was 1 angel who came to Maryam, and another verse that says it was multiple angels.[1]

Verse (3:41) – Word by Word

Conclusion

It’s apparent that the Qur’ān is riddled with contradictions, Muhammad couldn’t remember what he said before and busted himself. I would like to hear a Muslim explain this clear contradiction in the Qur’ān. And just to be clear even their own scholars contradict themselves in the Tafsir.

Surah Maryam 19:17
Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:42

Footnotes

[1] angels pluralreligion an order of angels Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Angel. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 19, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angel

A Response to Madina Van (Sydney Australia)

Abdools love twisting the words of God to deceive people into thinking the Bible has contradictions, if you earnestly study the word of God deeply you’ll realise there are no contradictions. Unlike the Qur’ān which has many contradictions, a Christian lady with some rather strange doctrine was engaged in a discussion with a Muslim and while she held her own she was not prepared to get them busted.

Before we get into it the reason why I say the lady had strange doctrine is that she said a few things that caught my attention.

  1. She seems to deny the name Jesus and would rather use the name Yeshua.
  2. The woman said the Pentecostals are wrong because they are speaking in tongues and these are demons. I can partially agree and say there are no tongues today according to 1 Corinthians 13:8. In the book of Acts they spoke in tongues because God was getting the message of salvation out to people of different languages. It was not a made-up mumbo jumbo talk in which they are not saying anything. She should have been more clear about that.
  3. She denies that Christ died on a cross, her argument was in Greek the word (σταυρός / stauros) means upright stake.[1] The word doesn’t mean that it was not a cross, a cross is also an upright stake just with a crossbeam. Also by examining the scriptures we see it had to be a cross because the sign which said “This is Jesus the King of the Jews” was “set up over his head (ἐπάνω / epanō) according to Matthew. Luke also says “a superscription also was written over him (ἐπί / epi). If Jesus was on a stake like the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim it should say over his hands, because his hands would have to be above his head. But she denies the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  4. She also said the Old Testament is no good anymore, this is untrue, while as Christians we’re no longer under the Law (Old Testament) but we are under Grace (New Testament).

The Old Testament is still very much relevant, the Law is a schoolmaster to bring sinners to Christ.[2]

1 Corinthians 13:8

This cannot be stressed too much, it’s of high importance that Christians learn what Muslims believe by doing so you’ll be in a better position to engage with Muslims. Learn from their own sources, preferably from Muhammad himself for who better knows Islam than their own prophet. Additionally, Muslims cannot go against what Muhammad taught.

Unfortunately besides some of the strange doctrines, this woman held she was on constant defence (apologetics) against what the Muslim was asking. Christians are very much used to apologetics as our faith has been on constant attack ever since the beginning, therefore, we’ve become well versed in defending/providing answers (ἀπολογία / apologia) for our faith (1 Peter 3:15).

Islam has always been polemical against the Christian faith, therefore, when Muslims engage with Christians they want to ensure they stay in the drivers sit asking questions. This gives them leverage in the conversation to attack the beliefs of the Christian. This is why I stress that Christians should flip the tables on them by being polemical and keeping the Muslim on the defensive.

Muslims don’t believe in the Bible this is why it’s more effective to use their Qur’ān and Hadith’s against them before bringing them into the scriptures of the Holy Bible.

An Asian Muslim from Medina Van claimed there were contradictions in the Bible and brought up 2 arguments frequently used by Muslims.

1. How did Judas die?

The Muslim thinks there’s a contradiction between the 2 accounts found in Matthew and the book of Acts concerning Judas’ death. In Matthew we’re told that Judas came to the Pharisees after being convicted of the great sin he committed in handing Jesus over to them. In his great sorrow and condemnation, he tossed the 30 pieces of silver down and went out and hanged himself.

Matthew 27:3-5

In the book of Acts Peter is recounting the story saying Judas was a disciple but betrayed the Lord Jesus. Peter says that Judas purchased the field of blood otherwise known as Ἀκελδαμά / akeldama.

Acts 1:16-18

These two accounts don’t contradict themselves because the money which Judas accepted from the Pharisees was initially in the possession of Judas, and he tossed the money down, this was the same money the Pharisees used to buy the field of blood because it was not lawful for them to keep the money as it was blood money. Therefore it was as if Judas bought the field himself even though it was the priest who physically purchased the field.[3]

Matthew 27:6-8

In the Bible there’s both literal and figurative speech, let’s also not forget that all 4 Gospel writers wrote the same account, while one author choose to focus on a specific detail another rather emphasised another detail. If all 4 writers wrote every detail verbatim then there would be no need for 4 Gospels, it would be redundant. But God in all His wisdom and glory had it to be this way because these 4 accounts are witnesses to each other.

Unlike the Qur’ān in which one book has no witness because it’s anonymous, how do we know for certain Muhammad received revelation from Allah? The Muslim would point to the Qur’ān as his evidence which is circular argumentation, but no one was there to witness it.

Who wrote the Qur’ān?

This question was asked on Islam.qa and they didn’t give an answer but like many Muslims gave a speech and never answered the question. If you ask a Muslim they will say Allah is the author of the Qur’ān but why didn’t this Muslim website say that? In fact, it says that Muhammad prohibited the writing down of the Qur’ān.[4]

The prohibition to write anything other than the Qur’ān At first the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade the writing of anything other than the Qur’ān, and he forbade them to write down his words for a while, so that the Sahabah would focus on memorizing the Qur’ān and writing it down, and so that the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would not be confused with the words of Allah, and so the Qur’ān was protected from anything being added or taken away.

Who Wrote the Quran?

But they gave zero references saying that at some point it was fine to write the Qur’ān. In the Hadith is says that Muhammad was against writing the Qur’ān, it also says that Allah opened the chest of Abu Bakr is the Hadith suggesting that Abu Bakr is also a prophet as well?

Sahih al-Bukhari 4986

2. Came to bring a sword

A typical Muslim argument is they try to paint a picture of a violent Jesus in the New Testament because Muhammad was obviously a crazy man who killed men, women and children. Therefore, when Abdools are cornered they say Jesus came with a sword, and they mean this to be literal.

Matthew 10:34-39

If you read the verses in their context Christ is not speaking of killing anyone, He’s speaking of believers who because of their faith in Jesus will go through rough times. Notice in v35 it says those who will be against the believer will be his own family.[5] This is confirmed in the next verse as it says the man’s enemies will be the people of his household.

The cost of following Jesus Christ is a big cost and is not to be taken lightly.[6] Never did Jesus Christ advocate violence He even told Peter to put away His sword when he wanted to defend Christ by violence.

Matthew 26:47-53

Muhammad on the other hand as mentioned was a lunatic who was wicked. Muslims are commanded to fight/kill (sūrat l-tawbah) non-muslims.

Surah At-Tawbah 9:111

According to this ayat if a Muslim wants to ensure they will get to Paradise they are ordered to kill and die for the sake of Islam. Ibn Abbas in his tafsir confirms this speaking of how Muslims are to “slay the enemy.”

Tafsir Ibn Abbas Surah At-Tawbah 9:111

This is a “bargain” according to Abbas or as the Qur’ān says a covenant between Allah and the Muslim. How is this the “religion of peace” as Abdools claim?

3. John 1:1

John 1:1

The woman who was talking with this Muslim started to fumble as she was constantly defending the Bible, and most Christians don’t know much about Islam unfortunately. Therefore, when they speak with a Muslim who is pressing them with questions, they find they are on their heels. Christians need to turn those questions back on them and have the Muslim answer questions.

In the discussion, the topic of John 1:1 was brought up and she said something horribly incorrect, she said Jesus is “a” god. Reminiscent of the Jehovah’s Witness argument, when studying Greek one of the beginning fundamentals is that the definite article also known as “the” in English is written in different ways as it follows a declension as Greek is a highly inflected language.

Also, and this is of high importance in Greek there’s no such thing as an indefinite article (“a/an”) in Greek this doesn’t exist. We do have this in the English language but not in Greek, there’s only one has only one article.

The Greek article changes spelling to match the noun it modifies (ὁ, ἡ, τό) each one represents a different gender, when I mention gender I’m not speaking of natural genders such as between men and woman, Greek words display a multitude of information depending on its case.

Masculine: Feminine: Neuter: τό

The 3 articles listed are only for the nominative singular forms of the respective genders. Not to get too deep into the Greek construction but just know that when someone says “a god” this doesn’t exist in Greek.[7] Unfortunately, the woman who was speaking with the Muslim was really misinformed calling Yeshua “a god” falling into error. We only believe in 1 God, not 2 or 3.

In Islam, they actually believe in polytheism as Allah is god who can create life, but Jibril also created life when he blew into Islamic Mary’s private part and made Isa. Then Isa is also attributed with creating life as he fashion clay birds and blew life into them bringing them to life.

Here in 21:91, Jibril is the one doing the creating, not to mention that Muslims try to focus on Allah giving Jibril the ability to do this, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Jibril is a creator like Allah.

Surah Al-Anbya 21:91

In the Bible, we only have 1 Creator that’s the LORD all 3 Persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are the one God who created all things, as they are of the one essence. Even Isa (Islamic Jesus) is a creator according to the Qur’ān as he has the ability to create life-like Jibril.

Ali ‘Imran 3:49

But in the Qur’ān you have “god” otherwise known as “Allah” giving others the ability to create life? This is why Allah confesses that there are other Creators (gods) besides himself in Al-Mu’minun 23:12-14.[8] It doesn’t matter if Jibril and Isa were given the ability by Allah, the point is that they are capable of creating like Allah and, therefore, they are other creators along with Allah.

4. No one is good but the Father?

In the synoptic Gospels, there’s another verse Muslims absolutely love, it’s the story of the rich young ruler who came to Jesus looking for eternal life found in Matthew 19:16–22; Mark 10:17–22; Luke 18:18–23 . The lady said something wrong when this verse came up, she commented that Jesus claimed only the Father was good. This is not true as the word Father is not mentioned in the text, I challenge any Abdool to find the word Father in the verse.

Matthew 19:16-22

ὁ δὲ εἰπεν αὐτῷ Τί με λέγεις ἀγαθον οὐδεὶς ἀγαθός· εἰ μὴ εἷς ὅ Θεός. εἰ δὲ θέλεις εἰσελθεῖν 

εἰς τὴν ζωὴν τήρησον τὰς ἐντολάς

The Greek word Θεός means God, not Father, Christians need to be careful when reading such passages. The Lord Jesus never said He’s not good, in fact, Christ was giving the rich young ruler an opportunity to confess that he’s calling Jesus God by calling Him good.[9] The woman also said Jesus never said He’s the Almighty and once again she’s incorrect. In the book of Revelation Jesus Christ is the speaker and specifically says He’s the Almighty (ὁ παντοκράτωρ / pantokratōr).

Revelation 1:8

Conclusion

My hope is twofold in this article the first is that Muslims are severely lost, they think they know what they are talking about but they truly don’t. They have been taught to regurgitate the same lame arguments over and over, to distort scriptures by wrenching them out of their context. Here on this blog, they can’t get away with that, those tricks only work with people who are ignorant of what the scriptures teach. The second is I hope all believers in Jesus Christ will realise the importance of knowing the Bible and how to defend it and simultaneously putting Muslims on the defensive by asking them pressing questions about the Qur’ān.

Let’s pray that Muslims will come to know the real Jesus Christ, and also that the lady who was engaging with this Muslim comes out of her erroneous doctrines. We’re calling all Muslims to come to Jesus for salvation.

To view how Christians shouldn’t respond to Muslims you can view the video on the Madina Van channel:

Footnotes

[1] σταυρός staurós, stow-ros’; from the base of G2476; a stake or post (as set upright), i.e. (specially), a pole or cross (as an instrument of capital punishment); figuratively, exposure to death, i.e. self-denial; by implication, the atonement of Christ:—cross.

[2] Galatians 3:24-25 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

[3] All this gives Luke an opportunity to explain to the reader what happened to Judas. Acts 1:18-19 are thus correctly put in parentheses in most recent translations as comments of the author and not part of Peter’s speech, as the KJV might suggest. The details here differ somewhat from those given in Matthew 27:5-7. They can be reconciled, however, by remembering that it was Judas’s money that was used to buy the field, and he can be said, as here in Acts (1:18), to have bought the field. Then it is possible that he fastened a rope around his neck, as in Matthew, before he fell and burst open, as here in Luke’s account. This is an explanation first made by Augustine of Hippo and found in the Latin Vulgate of ancient times. Faw, C. E. (1993). Acts (Ser. Believers church bible commentary). Herald Press. Retrieved July 10, 2022, p

[4] Definition of prohibition: 1. the act of prohibiting by authority 2. an order to restrain or stop Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Prohibition. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 15, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prohibition

[5] The kingdom brought by Jesus, the kingdom that the disciples are charged to preach, has come near; it is the kingdom that is the alternative to all the kingdoms created by death. Jesus tells his disciples that, just as Mic. 7:6– 7 predicted, brother will kill brother, fathers will betray children, and children will seek to destroy their parents; and all those so captured by the kingdom of death will hate the disciples who witness to the name of Jesus. These are quite extraordinary results for preaching the kingdom of God, but Jesus instructs the disciples to expect such a response. Hauerwas, S. (2006). Matthew (Ser. Brazos theological commentary on the bible). Brazos Press. p192

[6] The Cost of Discipleship: Luke 14:25-33 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

[7] A good illustration of this is John 1:1c. The English versions typically have, “and the Word was God.” But in Greek, the word order has been reversed. It reads, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος “and God was the Word.” We know that “the Word” is the subject because it has the article, and we translate it accordingly: “and the Word was God.” Two questions, both of theological import, should come to mind: (1) Why was θεός thrown forward? and (2) why does it lack the article? In brief, its emphatic position stresses its essence or quality: “What God was, the Word was” is how one translation brings out this force. Its lack of the article keeps us from identifying the person of the Word (Jesus Christ) with the person of “God” (the Father). That is to say, the word order tells us that Jesus Christ has all the divine attributes that the Father has; lack of the article tells us that Jesus Christ is not the Father. John’s wording here is beautifully compact! It is, in fact, one of the most elegantly terse theological statements one could ever find. As Martin Luther said, the lack of the article is against Sabellianism; the word order is against Arianism. keeps us from identifying the person of the Word (Jesus Christ) with the person of “God” (the Father). That is to say, the word order tells us that Jesus Christ has all the divine attributes that the Father has; lack of the article tells us that Jesus Christ is not the Father. John’s wording here is beautifully compact! It is, in fact, one of the most elegantly terse theological statements one could ever find. As Martin Luther said, the lack of the article is against Sabellianism; the word order is against Arianism.

καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν ὁ θεός
“and the Word was the God” (i.e., the Father; Sabellianism)

καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν θεός
“and the Word was a god” (Arianism)

καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος
“and the Word was God” (orthodoxy).

Jesus Christ is God and has all the attributes that the Father has. But he is not the first person of the Trinity. All this is concisely affirmed in καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος . Daniel B. Wallace Mounce, W. D. (2019). Basics of biblical greek grammar : Fourth edition. HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

[8] Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu’minūn (The Believers) 23:14 Pickthall: Then fashioned We the drop a clot, then fashioned We the clot a little lump, then fashioned We the little lump bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators!

Chapter (23) sūrat l-mu’minūn (The Believers) 23:14

[9] Jesus, as often, tries to draw from the man the full implications of his own words. He had come to a teacher for help and recognized him as good : but had he yet realized what was involved at the deepest level in such an attribution? Had he yet made the identification of Jesus with God that would enable him to recognize the true nature of this good teacher, as Peter had in 8:29? For only such a divine Messiah could give him that eternal life which confessedly he desired to have but had not. Schweizer well says that this is not merely the search for a well adjusted happy life, but for something which is far deeper: this man was in earnest, and his quest was right. But his basic error was far more fundamental than a failure to recognize Jesus as Messiah, although it would have been an error shared by most in Judaism (Schweizer compares Ps.15 and Ps.24). He still saw salvation as something to be attained by his own efforts. Until he was ready to receive it by faith as something completely undeserved, of which he was not worthy, he could not enjoy it. Cole, R. A. (2008). Mark. InterVarsity Press.pp 237, 238

Comparing Solomon in the Bible and Qur’ān

In this article, we’re comparing the life of Solomon (Sulaiman) from both the Biblical and the Qur’ānic accounts, as both are extremely different. It’s well known that Solomon was the son of king David and Bathsheba. According to the Bible, David desired to build a house for God and while this pleased the LORD, it wasn’t allowed because David was a man of war.

Solomon Chosen To Build The House of God (1 Chronicles 28:2-6)

1 Chronicles 28:2-3

The LORD required the one who would build His house would have clean hands, this disqualified David, therefore, God told David that his son (Solomon) would build the house (temple).[1]

1 Chronicles 28:5-6

Solomon in the Bible was given the divine commission to build the house of God, the 1st temple in Jerusalem. This historical event is absent in the Qur’ān, but some Muslims claim that Al-Aqsa Mosque was built by Solomon. This is a fabrication as Al-Aqsa Mosque was erected by Umar in the 7th century and expanded during the Umayyad Caliphate. According to one Muslim site (islamreligion.com) they claim Al-Aqsa Mosque was built by Solomon without any historical proof.[2]

Solomon ruled Israel for 40 years between 971 BC – 931 BC, he built the first temple and died in 931 BC[3] that’s before the 7th century. Therefore, the Islamic narrative is false as Solomon was dead before Al-Aqsa was built.

Sulaiman Talks with Ants (Q 27:18, 19)

In the Qur’ān we read that Allah gives Sulaiman the ability to talk with Ants and understand them. You can find the relevant Surah in An-Naml (The Ant).

27:18 An-Naml (The Ant)

There’s a big problem Ants don’t talk they communicate through Pheromones[4] which is a secreted chemical that triggers a social response in members of the same species in this case other ants. Therefore, Ants cannot talk but the Qur’ān claims the ant talked. This is completely unscientific and proves that Allah doesn’t even grasp such a simple concept, and he’s supposed to be the creator?

It is believed to be the first time antennae have been found to be a two-way communication device, rather than just a receptor. Biologists from the University’s School of BioSciences analysed the behaviour and surface chemistry of hundreds of ants to examine how they interacted. The key focus was the use and function of cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) — a layer of waxy build-up that covers an ant’s body and that of many other insects, such as bees, wasps, flies, and beetles. CHCs are a group of multi-purpose chemical compounds that not only protect animals from dehydration, but also form a crucial part of their communication toolbox. Ants use these chemicals to identify whether another is a friend or foe.

Ant antennae are a two-way communication system (www.sciencedaily.com)

The following verse Qur’ān 27:19 says Sulaiman was amused at the ants’ speech. Muslims claim the Qur’ān has scientific miracles yet science doesn’t agree with the teachings of Islam as we’ve just proven with the above quote.

27:19 An-Naml (The Ant)
27:22 An-Naml

These ayats say ants talk and Sulaiman was “amused” understanding the ants’ “speech”. This is completely unscientific as ants communicate with chemical compounds according to science.

Sulaiman’s Army of Birds (Q 27:22)

According to the Qur’ān Sulaiman was inspecting his army and realised a bird was missing from among the rest. He probed as to the hoopoe’s whereabouts and wanted to punish the bird for its absenteeism. Within a short time, the bird came back and spoke with king Solomon in 27:18.

An-Naml 27:22

You will not find this story in the Bible, but Muhammad was notorious for taking stories from Jewish folklore.[5]

A story originating from the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Gittin 68a–b, relates that when Solomon built the Temple he captured Ashmedai, king of the demons, in order to utilise his knowledge in locating the mythical shamir, capable of splitting the stones to build the Temple. In this story Solomon not only controls the king of the demons but also makes use of secret knowledge held by the wild rooster, identified as the hoopoe, who has possession of the shamir. The hoopoe is described as a bird that managed to make the wilderness bloom. For this purpose the hoopoe asked the angel of the sea for the shamir, which was capable of cutting through any material, and swore to take good care of it. The hoopoe’s method was to arrive at distant uninhabited places, place the shamir on a mountain and split the rock; then it would bring seeds and sow them in the cracks formed in the rock. Solomon cunningly managed to convince Ashmedai to reveal the location of the hoopoe’s nest and to take possession of the shamir (on this legend and its versions, see Kaminka 1922–1933:221–224; Kushelevsky 2009:II, 85–111; Schwartz 2010:384). In this story, Solomon is revealed as a magician who controls the demons, but he has no direct ‘discourse’ with the hoopoe nor does he divine based on the bird’s flight. His wisdom is manifested in managing to decipher the unknown location of the shamir and to reap benefit from creatures with whom normal people do not converse (demons and birds).

‘And God gave Solomon wisdom’: Proficiency in ornithomancy

If you’d like to read more about where this story comes from, you can download the following PDF from HTS Teologiese/Theological Studies. Pages 4-8 give more details on the Jewish folklore story of king Solomon and the hoopoe bird.

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Sulaiman practised black magic in (Q 34:12)

According to Surah 34:12, Sulaiman practised black magic, he was able to command the wind and ride on a magic carpet. Not only that but he was able to command the Jinn (devils), Ibn Abbas says that Sulaiman built magic buildings from Allah, below is the Tafsir for this verse.

Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas

وَلِسُلَيْمَانَ الرِّيحَ غُدُوُّهَا شَهْرٌ وَرَوَاحُهَا شَهْرٌ ۖ وَأَسَلْنَا لَهُ عَيْنَ الْقِطْرِ ۖ وَمِنَ الْجِنِّ مَنْ يَعْمَلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِ ۖ وَمَنْ يَزِغْ مِنْهُمْ عَنْ أَمْرِنَا نُذِقْهُ مِنْ عَذَابِ السَّعِيرِ

Translated it says “And to Suleiman the wind tomorrow is a month and it will be a month and we have asked him the eye of the country and from the Jinn who works in his hands with the permission of His Lord and whoever is emerging from them for something.”

Yusuf Ali translates “And to Solomon (We made) the Wind” and Pickthall says “and (We gave him) certain of the jinn who worked before him” there’s also this idea among Muslims that Suleiman used a magic ring which enabled him to be able to control the jinn and wind.[6]

Sad 38:36-38

How can this be a prophet of God when he’s taking part in the things God says He hates? This flys in the face of who God is, God doesn’t change His mind as if He’s against magic then changes His mind. This is another way we can see how Allah and Yahweh are not the same God.

There are some harsh words against magic and sorcery in the Bible, at times it’s called an abomination and whoredom in the eyes of God. Here are some particular verses which tell us God is against magic and sorcery (Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20:6; Deuteronomy 18:11) especially one specific passage that comes to mind.

Isaiah 8:19

Solomon’s Normal Death (1 Kings 11:41-43, 2 Chronicles 9:29-31)

According to the Bible, Solomon was king over Israel for forty years, he died a normal death but not before he fell into idol worship.

Unfortunately, we’re informed about Solomon’s error in marrying foreign women, the reason why this was wrong was that Solomon allowed himself to be led away from the God of Israel by the women he married. These women worshipped false gods, which had a detrimental effect on Solomon to the point that he himself started worshipping false gods.[7]

1 Kings 11:1– 13

Besides the fact that the scriptures showcase Solomon’s wisdom, there was nothing supernatural about his death. He was buried in the city of David according to 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles.

1 Kings 11:41-43
2 Chronicles 9:29-31

Sulaiman’s Strange Death (Q 34:14)

Another story in the Qur’ān speaks of Sulaiman’s death as he was supported against his by his staff. Apparently, no one knew he died until a worm ate through the walking stick that was holding him up. Once the worm ate through the stick Sulaiman fell down and that’s when they realised he died.

34:14 Saba (Sheba)

For further clarification here’s the Pickthall translation of this verse in the Qur’ān.

[34:14]  … And when We decreed death for him, nothing showed his death to them save a creeping creature of the earth which gnawed away his staff. And when he fell the jinn saw clearly how…

Islamic sources like the Tafsir say that he (Sulaiman) was standing dead for a full year!

Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas

Let’s put this in perspective, Sulaiman was a king who had hundreds of subjects who were constantly in his presence and serving him. They would most certainly have had to communicate with him, all of his wives would have wanted to be intimate with him and since he was dead you would think that no response from him would have made his wives discover he was dead?

Conclusion

How can anyone be so gullible to believe that Suleiman talked with ants when ants can’t talk but communicate through chemicals, and an army of birds as well? And he was dead standing up for one year surrounded by countless people and no one knew he was dead? Yet Muslims will claim the Qur’ān is full of scientific miracles when it gets so many scientific things wrong. The only truth is the words which are found in the Bible, Solomon was not someone who practised black magic or spoke with ants. The stories found in the Qur’ān are silly stories taken from folklore.

The real truth is the Lord Jesus, He can free Muslims from their sins and offers them everlasting life. It’s in their own best interest for them to come to Christ for salvation. Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Come to Jesus Abdools and be saved!

Footnotes

[1] “Chapter 28 resumes the preparations for temple building which were left off at the end of chapter 22. It comprises three speeches by David: (a) verses 1– 10, addressed primarily to the leaders and confirming Solomon as the person divinely chosen to build the temple; (b) verses 11– 19, addressed to Solomon, explaining the divinely given plans for the temple; (c) verses 20– 21, a final exhortation to Solomon to begin the work.” Selman, M. (2008). Totc 1 chronicles. IVP.

[2]Muslims believe that Masjid al Aqsa (the Holy Mosque in Jerusalem) was rebuilt or expanded by King Solomon. According to Islamic history, Prophet Jacob, built Masjid al Aqsa approximately 40 years after his grandfather Prophet Abraham built the House of God in Mecca. Islam totally rejects the notion that King Solomon built a temple on the Masjid al Aqsa site, and herein lays one of the basic differences between Jewish and Islamic belief. It is what causes some of the dilemmas that exist in the Holy Land today. Although a Prophet in all three monotheistic religions, small differences about the nature and history of Solomon have, over time, created great divides.” Aisha Stacey (2009, May 11). THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF ISRAEL (PART 6 OF 6): KINGSHIP AND PROPHETHOOD. Retrieved from https://www.islamreligion.com/articles/2501/ancient-kingdom-of-israel-part-6/

Chapter (17) sūrat l-isrā (The Night Journey) 17:7

[3]“Solomon (Reign: 971 – 931 BCE, Born: unknown, Died: c.931 BCE) is described in the Hebrew Bible and later in the Qur’an, where he is described as a Prophet. The biblical accounts identify Solomon as the son of David. He is also called Jedidiah in the Tanakh (Old Testament), and is described as the third king of the United Monarchy, and the final king before the northern Kingdom of Israel and the southern Kingdom of Judah split; following the split his patrilineal descendants ruled over Judah alone. The Bible accredits Solomon as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, and portrays him as great in wisdom, wealth, and power, but ultimately as a king whose sin, including idolatry and turning away from God, leads to the kingdom being torn in two during the reign of his son Rehoboam. Solomon is the subject of many other later references and legends” Timeline Index (2022). Solomon, 3rd King of Israel. Retrieved from https://www.timelineindex.com/content/view/2714

[4] “Communication between individuals is essential in any organized society, and for ants — whose colonies have been known to contain as many as 306 million worker ants — this is no different. However, whereas human societies most notably use sound, sight, and touch to communicate between individuals, ant societies also make great use of chemical signals called pheromones. Ants use pheromones in a number of different ways, such as releasing ‘danger’ pheromones upon death to alert nearby ants, or to create chemical trails from their nest to promising food sources. Other ants in the colony can use their antennas to detect these pheromones and respond accordingly.” David Lugmayer (2016, February 17). sciencenode.org Understanding chemical communication in ant societies. Retrieved from https://sciencenode.org/feature/understanding-chemical-communication-in-ant-societies.php

[5] Our newly crowned national bird, the hoopoe, may not be kosher or particularly hygienic, but it is fit for a king. Hailed on Thursday by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel as the ideal choice for the honor, the hoopoe, known in Hebrew as duchifat, holds an ambiguous position in Hebrew scriptures. Due to its association with King Solomon, the bird is traditionally viewed in a positive light. According to Jewish folklore (as well as the Koran), the hoopoe helped lead King Solomon to the Queen of Sheba. Unsure about the queen’s purity and motives, Solomon confided in the bird and trusted its advice. The king also praised the hoopoe’s observation techniques and called it “wise.” Adam Kredo & Greer Fay Cashman (2008, May 29). Dirty, treif, but fit for a king, the hoopoe’s our nat’l bird. Retrieved from https://www.jpost.com/israel/dirty-treif-but-fit-for-a-king-the-hoopoes-our-natl-bird

[6] The name ‘Sulaiman’ refers to the Islamic prophet Sulaymān bin Dāwūd, known from earlier Christian and Jewish tradition and sacred texts as King Solomon, son of King David. Sulaymān is frequently mentioned in the Qur’an, with many descriptions of his esoteric knowledge granted by God: he could understand the speech of birds and animals (Q. 27:16, 19), and he was able to command legions of jinn (Q. 21:82, 34: 12). His magic power was believed to be effected by the means of a talismanic ring engraved with ‘the most great name’ of God, which in Arabic magical texts and on amulets is represented by seven symbols, ‘the seven seals of Solomon’. One of the symbols which makes up the ‘seven seals of Solomon’ is a five or six-pointed star. The star alone, whether a pentagram or hexagram, is a very common amulet encountered in Islamic magic which is itself called ‘the seal of Solomon’, khātam Sulaymān. Very occasionally, the star is eight-pointed, and this may have been a crucial link with the eight-looped symbol, which has become known in Malay as ‘the ring of Solomon’, cincin Sulaiman. British Library (2019, November 27). The Ring of Solomon in Southeast Asia. Retrieved from https://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2019/11/the-ring-of-solomon-in-southeast-asia.html

[7] “a– a. Cf. LXX , which rearranges vv. 1– 3 to emphasize Solomon’s many wives followed by his love for foreign women and his apostasy: “And King Solomon was a lover of women. And he had seven hundred royal wives and three hundred concubines. And he took Gentile women, and the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Syrians, and Idumeans, Hittites and Amorites, of the nations concerning which the L-rd said to the sons of Israel, ‘You shall not go in to them, and they shall not come in to you, lest they turn away your hearts after their idols.’ To them, Solomon clung in love” (see Hrozny , Abweichungen 70– 72; Vanoni 24– 57).” Sweeney, M. A. (2013). I & ii kings (2007) : A commentary. Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.

Where’s Allah, is he above or below his throne?

Have you ever heard a Muslim say that Allah doesn’t enter his creation because he’s “all-powerful” and “unlimited”, therefore, it doesn’t befit his majesty? At least that’s what Islam teaches, we’re told that Allah created the throne and is above his throne. There’s nothing above Allah is what they would want us to believe.

According to Islam.qa they said:

It is proven in the Quran and Sunnah (prophetic teachings) and by the consensus (ijma’) of the salaf (early generations) of this ummah (global Islamic nation) that Allah is above His heavens over His Throne (as befits His Majesty), and that He is the Exalted, Most High. He is above all things, and there is nothing that is above Him.

Allah is Above His Throne and He is Close to us by His Knowledge

The Qur’ān says in 32:4 that Allah established himself above the throne[1] after he made the heavens and earth.

As-Sajdah 32:4

That should be the end of it, there’s nothing above Allah according to the Qur’ān right? There’s one slight problem because their own Hadith says Allah does enter his creation.

Sahih Muslim 758c

According to this Sahih Hadith Allah descends to the lowest heaven (seven heavens), this means when Allah descends[2] is he above or below his throne? Let’s put it another way, if Allah descends to the lowest heavens and his throne is located above the heavens as there’s nothing above the throne, this would mean when Allah descends he’s beneath the throne and has entered creation because he’s in the lowest heaven.

Then the Muslim claim is illogical because they claim he’s unlimited and cannot enter his creation. So therefore since he indeed does enter his creation he’s limited.

CAN AL-LAH ENTER HIS CREATION OR NOT ?/ WHERE IS AL-LAH ?/ AL-LAH’S FAKE DESCEND/ DOUBT IN ISLAM

Here’s a video courtesy of BEWITCHED prophet of Islam in this video there was a debate between Jake the Muslim Metaphysician and Dr. Khalil Andani where the question of where’s Allah? Was raised and Jake was dumbfounded. As well as the doubts of Khalilullah who had a live stream but wanted to cut it short so as to not cause Fitna in order to talk about this issue in secret with his Muslim brothers who also couldn’t answer the question.

Conclusion

In this short article, we see how the claims of Abdools fail and don’t know what they are saying. As much as they love attacking the doctrine of the Trinity and claim that we have a God who was killed (referring to the cross) therefore, they say Jesus cannot be God if He’s a Man and was killed.

But Allah enters creation according to the Islamic sources as he descends to the lowest heaven, unless Muslims want to be hypocritical they need to be consistent and hold themselves to the same standard they try to impose on Christians. We aren’t afraid to talk about the Trinity with Muslims, but they are afraid to speak about where’s Allah?

May many Muslims have their eyes opened to the truth which is Jesus Christ is God, and they need to reject Muhammad leave Islam and have faith in Jesus Chirst for Eternal Life.

Footnotes

[1] The Kursiy is the footstool of the Most Merciful, according to the most correct of the scholarly opinions on the matter. The ‘Arsh (Throne) is the greatest of all things that Allaah has created, over which our Lord rose in  a manner that befits His Majesty. It has pillars and is carried by bearers who are angels of immense size. Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid (2000, July 30). What is the difference between the ‘Arsh of the Lord and His Kursiy?. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/9566/what-is-the-difference-between-the-arsh-of-the-lord-and-his-kursiy

[2] Definition of descend to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one // descended from the platform Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Descend. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 11, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/descend

Contradictions of Muhammad the “Prophet” of Islam in the Sunnah

All the true prophets of God would never contradict themselves, they are bound to tell the truth as they speak on behalf of the Creator of the universe. If you examine the lives of all the prophets it’s obvious that they stand for virtue and integrity, while none of them were perfect they never taught anything sinful.

Regarding Muhammad, Islam’s so-called prophet we see that he taught sinful practices. Some of them are fornication, covetousness, hatred and lying. In this article, we’ll view two contradictory sayings of Muhammad.

Please note that both Hadith’s are graded as Sahih, therefore, they are both authentic and accepted. In Sahih Muslim 2607c Abdullah reports that Muhammad said “It is obligatory for you to tell the truth” this means you don’t have a choice it’s an obligation.

The root word for Obligatory would be Obligation, the definition according to Websters-Dictionary is “the action of obligating oneself to a course of action (as by a promise or vow)”[1]

Sahih Muslim 2607c

Muhammad says Muslims are bound to their vow, they are not to tell any lies as remaining truthful leads to paradise. If one should choose to lie they would lead them to obscenity[2] which then leads to hell-fire. This person is counted as a liar in the eyes of Allah. The above hadith might seem somewhat noble the problem is that Muhammad contradicts himself in the following hadith.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1939

This hadith from Jami at-Tirmidhi says that what Muhammad taught was halal (permissible) to lie to your wife, during war and to other people in order to bring peace. This cannot be the teachings of a prophet of God. If this is the case then Muhammad according to his own words in Sahih Muslim 2607c is in hell-fire. It’s not hard to see that he contradicts himself constantly and teaches sinful practices.

According to the Bible, Muhammad is in hell, in the book of Revelation God says all liars will have their part in the lake of fire.[3]

Conclusion

Our duty is to speak the truth, we love Muslims and want them to know the truth of what Islam teaches. We want them to have salvation by coming to Jesus Christ for eternal life by trusting in His death, burial and Resurrection. Only the Son of God can wash you clean of your sins, Muhammad cannot do anything for you. He was a sinful man and a liar, but Jesus Christ never lied and said if you believe in Him you will have everlasting life because He is the Resurrection and the Life[4] trust in Christ if you want to be saved.

Footnotes

[1] Definition of Obligatory: binding in law or conscience Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Obligatory. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obligatory

[2] Definition of Obscene: disgusting to the senses: REPULSIVE Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Obscene. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obscene

[3] Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21%3A8&version=KJV

[4] John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11%3A25&version=KJV

Comparing Arabic Qur’ān Versions Verse 9:66 (Hafs, Qaloon, Al-Bazzi)

Ask any Muslim which Qur’ān they read and they’ll respond “there’s only one Qur’ān”. Is this true, is there only one Qur’ān? Below we’ve compared At-Tawbah 9:66 from 3 different Arabic Qur’an’s.

Those being a recitation according to Hafs from Asim, this is the most popular version of the Qur’ān among Muslims. The Majority of Muslims recite the Qur’ān according to Hafs as it was standardised and published in the year 1924. The other two Qur’ān’s we’ll look at are Qalon and Al-Bazzi all of which you can purchase online.

9:66 Surah At-Tawbah

Do not ( لَا ) make excuse ( تَعْتَذِرُوا۟ ) verily (قَدْ) you have disbelieved (كَفَرْتُم) after (بَعْدَ) your belief (إِيمَـٰنِكُمْ ۚ) if ( إِن ) we pardon ( نَّعْفُ ) on ( عَن ) a party ( طَآئِفَةٍۢ ) of you ( مِّنكُمْ ) We will punish ( نُعَذِّبْ ) a party ( طَآئِفَةًۢ ) because they ( بِأَنَّهُمْ ) were ( كَانُوا۟ ) criminals ( مُجْرِمِينَ )

Qalon on Nafi’ and Al-Bazzi are two lesser-known Qur’ān’s. When comparing words between the 3 on the surface they look the same but upon careful examination, we see the words are actually not the same due to different diacritical marks and letters.

It’s important that we know what diacritical marks are and how they affect the words of the Arabic language. The Arabic language has numerous diacritics. The word diacritic refers to the markings which appear above and below letters to help in their pronunciation.[1]

The basic diacritics

The diacritics will be demonstrated with the letter د (d).

دَ – fathah (فَتْحَة) (Fathah (a line above the letter) means a short vowel “a” after the letter. So دَ is “da”, بَ is “ba” and so on.)

دِ – kasrah (كَسْرَة) (Kasrah (a line below the letter) means a short vowel “i” (ee) after the letter.)

Arabic letters and diacritics

Diacritical marks are extremely important as to the pronunciation and meaning of the Arabic words. So if the Qur’ān has different versions with different diacritical marks this would alter the meaning of verses. If just one marking is different then the word is no longer the same, the purpose of this article to provide evidence there’s more than one Qur’ān. In the following quote, we’re told that one word can have multiple meanings to the different diacritical marks.

…the use of diacritical marks generates sixteen different words from a single root word that comprises three letters س ل م, the decomposed word in green. The difference between these words is either in meaning or grammar, in addition to pronunciation. Let’s consider the first three words in the first line in the table. These words have the same component letters, and the only difference between them is the diacritical marks which make them three completely different words with respect to meaning. The first word سَلِمَ salima means ‘to be secure’, the second سَلَّمَ sallama means ‘to surrender’, and the third سِلْمٌ silmun means ‘peace’

Basic Arabic: Diacritical Marks

Qalon was of Roman heritage. His Sheikh was Naafi’, who apparently nicknamed him Qalon due to the quality of his recitation. Below is the Qalon[2] version of the Qur’an same verse in the Hafs version of the Qur’ān all except some words are different. The highlighted portions show the differences in words and diacritical marks as we learned above.

9:66 Surah At-Tawbah

This completely contradicts the argument that theirs only one Qur’ān, for the sake of brevity I’m only presenting 3 different Qur’ān’s but there are to date somewhere around 40 versions of the Qur’ān with different letters and markings which at times slightly or dramatically changes the meaning of verses.

Al-Bazzi was an important figure in the transmission of Qira’at, the seven canonical methods of Qur’ān reading. Below is the Al-Bazzi version of the Qur’an,[3] he and Qunbul were responsible for spreading the recitation method of Ibn Kathir, which was popular among the people of Mecca.

9:66 Surah At-Tawbah

The Hadith (Sunnah.com)

We have Hadith which proves there was more than one Qur’ān. Ibn Abbas reported that Muhammad said Jibril gave him seven different styles or modes of Qur’ān. After Jibril taught Muhammad one “style” Muhammad then asked him to give more “styles” until he taught him seven modes. I guess one was not enough, has anyone noticed the obsession Muhammad has with Biblical numbers such as seven? That’s because he plagiarized the Bible.

Sahih Muslim 819a

How can there be seven different ways yet claim they’re one? Just as Muslims say 1+1+1+1+1+1+1=1. Do they really think we’re to believe seven different “modes” are the same and are essentially one? This is called madness! In the following Sahih Hadith, there was an incident between two Muslims. As they recited the Qur’ān one of the Muslims realised that the other was reciting in a different way than himself.

This caused him to grab the man and bring him forcefully to Muhammad, he then told him that this man was caught reciting the Qur’ān in a different way. Muhammad then says there are seven different ways to recite the Qur’ān.

Musnad Ahmad 158

The Variant Readings of The Qur’ān

Shady Nasser Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Holds a PhD in Qur’ānic studies with a focus on the history of the transmission of the text of the Qur’an, its language, and its acceptance among the early Muslim community.

In his book The Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qurʾān : The Problem of Tawātur and the Emergence of Shawādhdh pp 8-10 Nasser explains the historic codification process of the Qur’ān how Muslim scholars agreed on the historic accounts in the early sources. That the Qur’ān went through 3 compiling stages, the first was the writing down of the individual verses (ayats) and Surah’s under the direction of Muhammad.

The second stage consisted of gathering all of the verses into sheets called suhuf Hafsah under the command of Abu Bakr the first caliphate. The final stage was Uthman’s codification, he attempted to “unify” the text as he sought to standardize the text of the Qur’ān also known as naskh al-masahif.

The disagreement among Muslims in reading the Qur’ān was the main reason which compelled Uthman to collect, codify, and unify its text. He ensured that all the other unoffcial copies owned by the Companions were burned, hence the event’s nickname tahrıq al-masahif.

The transmission of the variant readings of the Qurʼān p.9

Uthman took all the different Qur’ān and burned them trying to hide the fact that there’s more than one Qur’ān. Each of these Qur’āns contradict each other, and they still exist today. If you’d like to read about the burning of the Qur’ān by Uthman you can read this article titled Uthman Burned The Quran And Abu Bakr Burned The Hadith? Why?

Conclusion

Once again we’ve proven that the standard Islamic narrative is false, there’s not one Qur’ān but many. And each of them disagree with each other by having different words and diacritical marks. The truth is that Muslims are lied to from their Imam’s and Sheikh’s. Only Jesus Christ is the Truth[4] and He offers all Muslims salvation, if they are willing to place their faith in Jesus Christ. He offers you the free gift of salvation.

Footnotes

[1] “Diacritics are usually forgotten; however, they are extremely important in order to learn Arabic pronunciation. Diacritics تشكيل, pronounced as Tashkil, literally means Forming, which is its main function, since Arabic letters on their own, without Tashkil, do not show proper guidance as to the proper Arabic pronunciation. Therefore, learning diacritics goes hand in hand with learning Arabic.” Asmaa Akl (2019, December 16). Learn Arabic Diacritics: Tashkil [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.nouracademy.com/article/learn-arabic-diacritics-tashkeel

[2] Madina Mushaf (Qaloon) This is an Arabic item contain Madina Mushaf (Qaloon) in PDF format. qurancomplex.org – King Fahd (2006, September 11). islamhouse.com. Retrieved from https://islamhouse.com/en/books/5268/

[3] The Quran the narration of Al Bazzi on the authority of Ibn Kathir. noor-book.com (2007, July 9). How and when to reference. Retrieved from https://www.noor-book.com/

[4] Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6 biblegateway.com (2022). The Gospel of John. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A6&version=KJV

From Hinduism, then Atheism to Islam (Answering Dawahmotivation)

In perusing Islamic blogs, I came across Dawahmotivation a blog devoted to encouraging Muslims who are motivated in inviting people to Islam (dawah). I’ll go as far to say that due to the teachings of Islam Muslims are highly motivated in sharing their faith. Christians should be just as if not more motivated because we have a message no one else has. That salvation is given through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to those who believe.

Muslims on the other hand don’t share their faith because they care about people they do it because they’re trying to do good deeds in order to earn Jannah. This is highly important! In Christianity, the teaching of doing good deeds is absolutely part of the faith, but we’re not trying to earn our way to Heaven. On account that Christ has already done the perfect work for us leaves us free to genuinely share the message of salvation through love.

In the original article From Hinduism, then Atheism to Islam a girl went from Hinduism to Atheist then Islam because of conversations between herself and a Muslima. Truthfully speaking she left Hinduism and ended up back in Hinduism, how you may be thinking? Well Islam is not different from Hinduism, in the Qur’ān the largest chapter is devoted to the Cow called Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow).

In the Cow chapter, there’s a verse in which Allah said to hit a dead man with a piece of beef and he will come back from the dead.

This is why Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) is called the Hindu chapter. Muslims have no guarantee of salvation, ask if they’ll make it to Jannah If they’re honest they’ll answer they don’t know?

Fortunately for anyone who has Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour is guaranteed salvation, we read it in multiple places all throughout the Bible. Therefore, we don’t need to guess we know that we have salvation (1 John 5:13).[1] Here are the words of Jesus Christ who promises Eternal Life to those who are His.

John 10:25-30

Of course, Abdools claim the Bible has been “corrupted” even though the Qur’ān makes no mention of the Torah or Injil being corrupted. Additionally, it cannot be corrupted as Muhammad told people to read it (Surah 5:68; 10:94) and we have manuscripts proving that the Bible of Muhammad’s day was the same as the one we have today?

5:68 Al-Ma’idah
10:94 Yunus

Let’s go with the Muslim argument that the Bible is “corrupted”, this would prove that Allah is a false god who cannot protect his books. It would also mean that Muhammad is a false prophet as he directed people to read the Torah and Injil. And if they want to claim the Torah and Injil are different from the one we have today, the burden of proof is on them to prove this to be the case.

Back to the issue at hand, this poor girl went from Hinduism and became an Atheist and lastly she was deceived into the cult of Islam. Apparently, they had conversations about being covered (Hijab).

I met her 2 years back during my 12th-grade exams. She was my exam partner and she disliked the way I dressed as I was a fully covered Hijabi. She started the conversation by asking if I was forced to be dressed this way and I explained to her why I was willingly covering myself in a certain way and since then she wanted to change the way I was thinking of this and wanted to show me that this is clear oppression for females and I was just being brainwashed by different people around me. We used to have small conversations now and then and slowly I diverted the topic of hijab to God’s existence and Oneness and Alhamdulillah after 1 and a half year-long conversations… She was finally convinced and she called me at night and said she didn’t want to wait anymore and that she wanted to embrace Islam! Alhamdulillah, she took her Shahadah last night

From Hinduism, then Atheism to Islam

To answer the question if women in Islam are forced to wear Hijab the short answer is yes. We don’t say anything here without providing references, here we go:

33:59 Al-Ahzab

Here we have the Qur’ān saying that women are to cover themselves so that they will not be abused. I wonder if the Muslima can explain why she would be abused if she didn’t wear a Hijab? She then mentions that she changed the topic to talk about the Oneness of Allah.

Allah himself doesn’t agree with this as he says he’s the best of the creators, saying there are other creators besides himself. This is found in 23:14 Al-Mu’minun.

23:14 Al-Mu’minun

Allah also said that if he wanted to have children he would take a wife from Us Surah Al-Anbya verse 17. This is a confession from Allah that there are others like him, he’s not the only one as Muslims claim there’s nothing comparable to Allah. But in this verse, Allah is saying he would take a wife from the houris or angels.

21:17 Al-Anbya

This means Allah is not unique and whether Allah has taken a wife or not is not the question, what is the question is he’s saying it’s possible for him to have a son but he would need a wife first. And the “Us” spoken of here are the angels. Let’s confirm this from their own scholars.

21:17 Tafsir al-Jalalayn

Even their scholars agree that Allah is not unique as he could take a wife from the beautiful-eyed houris. This Allah cannot be god because he has limitations, therefore, he cannot be almighty. To prove this point that he’s limited we turn to Surah Al-An’am verse 101.

6:101 Al-An’am

Allah according to his own words is like any human who needs a partner in order to have children, that means he has limitations just like any human.

Conclusion

What have we learned from this, well this girl who left Hinduism only turn to a cult that also practises the same as the Hindus as Allah said to hit a dead man with beef (heifer) to bring them back to life [2:73]. Christians who are saved by trusting in Jesus Christ are guaranteed salvation [1 John 5:13], unlike Islam where they cannot know if they will make it to Jannah. The Qur’ān confirms the Bible and therefore, the narrative that’s it’s “corrupted” is false [5:68, 10:94]. Women in Islam are forced to wear a Hijab so they are not abused [33:59], and lastly, Allah is not unique as he needs a woman to have children [23:14, 21:17, 6:101].

Once again we don’t hate Muslims, we are here to tell the truth so that Muslims can have their eyes opened to the truth. That Jesus Christ is God and He wants them to be saved by trusting in Him by accepting the historical Crucifixion and Resurrection [2] of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. I would love to hear from Dawahmotivation on these very important issues. Let’s see if they will respond to the points made in this post?

Let’s continue to pray for our Muslim friends that they will be saved by trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins.

Footnotes

[1] 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. biblegateway.com. 1 John 5:13. Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+5%3A13&version=KJV

[2] “How do critical scholars recognize and treat these historical data that clearly favor the Christian tradition as compared to the data that are possessed by the other religious traditions? Some even quite skeptical scholars somewhat surprisingly acknowledge the situation, or at least various aspects of it.” Gary Habermas and Benjamin C. F. Shaw (2020, March 6). Every religion claims to be historical (but only Christianity is). Retrieved from https://equip.sbts.edu/article/every-religion-claims-historical-christianity/

Where Does The Sun Set According to Qur’ān?

This topic is one that’s very elementary but needs to be addressed. It’s sad that in the times we live in we have people who don’t know where the sun sets, this is Islam as their god gets it wrong. In Surah Al-Kahf ayat 86 we read that Allah tells us about a man called Dhul-Qarnain, supposedly Alexander the Great.[1] Why do Muslims feel the need to change everyone’s name is strange in itself, they call Jesus “Isa”, John “Yahya”, Paul “Bulus” etc. None of these names, especially Isa, even resemble their actual names.

In verse 86 Dhul-Qarnain is travelling and reaches the setting place of the sun, the Qur’ān explains that the sun was found in a muddy spring or pool of water.

Surah Al-Kahf 18:86

How can this be the word of god? If Allah is the creator are we to believe that he doesn’t know that the sun doesn’t set in a puddle of water?[2] There are millions of Muslims out there who don’t even know their own religion as they are not allowed to ask questions. Then we have Muslims who are deliberately deceiving people into believing this garbage.

Muslims claim that this was Dhul-Qarnain’s perception that it “appeared to him”, not that the sun literally sets in a puddle of water. In neither the Qur’ān nor Hadith does it say that it “appeared” to Dhul-Qarnain.

Let’s continue to get them busted from their own sources, in the Hadith we read about a man sitting behind Muhammad as they were travelling. They saw the sun setting and Muhammad asked the man if he knew where the sun sets. The man replies “Allah and his apostle (Muhammad) know best”, Muhammad then proceeds to tell him the sun sets in a spring of warm water. Below is the hadith mentioned.

Sunan Abi Dawud 4002

How many times have Muslims spouted out nonsense about all the scientific miracles of the Qur’ān, yet their god thinks the sun sets in a puddle of muddy water? It’s quite obvious this is a false religion that has ensnared many people into believing a falsehood.

Conclusion

What did we learn today? We read from the Qur’ān that (1) there was a man called “Dhul-Qarnain” a non-historical figure supposedly Alexander the Great and he (2) came to the place where the sun sets which is a puddle of water and (3) Muhammad confirms this in the Sunnah (sayings of Muhammad). None of what Islam teaches holds true to reality we all know that the sun doesn’t set in water, we see it rise and set at the horizon and because their god gets it wrong we’ve busted Allah proving he cannot be god.

Footnotes

[1] Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III or Alexander of Macedonia, (born 356 BCE, Pella, Macedonia [northwest of Thessaloníki, Greece]—died June 13, 323 BCE, Babylon [near Al-Ḥillah, Iraq]), king of Macedonia (336–323 BCE), who overthrew the Persian empire, carried Macedonian arms to India, and laid the foundations for the Hellenistic world of territorial kingdoms. Already in his lifetime the subject of fabulous stories, he later became the hero of a full-scale legend bearing only the sketchiest resemblance to his historical career. britannica.com (2016, May 12) APA citation. Alexander the Great king of Macedonia. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alexander-the-Great

[2] Every morning, depending on the moment of the earth’s rotation, we see the sun rise from its horizon in the east. The rising and setting of the sun varies all year round depending on a number of reasons. The timing of the sunrise is affected by the altitude, time zone, longitude, and latitude of the viewer. The axial tilt of the Earth highly affects sunrise as well as the movement of the planet on the annual elliptical orbit. worldatlas.com (2022) APA citation. Where Does The Sun Rise And Set? Retrieved from https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/why-does-the-sun-rise-in-the-east-and-set-in-the-west.html

Arabic Contradictions in the Qur’ān Hafs Vs Hishām ibn ‘Ammār (Surah Al-Kahf 18:36 )

Our Muslim friends have been lied to whether they have been born into a Muslim family, or were a “revert” to Islam. The lie of the Qur’an’s perfect preservation and that all Muslims around the world read the same Qur’an.

This claim couldn’t be further from the truth as I personally own 3 Arabic Qur’an’s, those being Hafs, Warsh and Qaloon. Not to mention that there are about 30 different Arabic Qur’an’s that you can purchase. In this article, we’re asking the question which Qur’an is the correct one?

Hafs Qur’ān: Menha “better than this” 

“And I think not the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back to my Lord, (on the Day of Resurrection), I surely shall find BETTER THAN THIS when I return to Him.” 

Hishām ibn ‘Ammār Qur’ān: menhumaa “better than both of them” 

“And I think not the Hour will ever come, and if indeed I am brought back to my Lord, (on the Day of Resurrection), I surely shall find BETTER THAN BOTH OF THEM when I return to Him.” 

Conclusion

Question for our Muslim friends, will the companion find a better place or a place better than two others? Who are the two others (Hishām ibn ‘Ammār) of whom he will be better?

As we can see both Qur’an’s don’t have the same words, and this is only comparing 2 Qur’ans out of 30 different Arabic versions. The question needs to be answered why are Muslims still peddling the lie of 1 Qur’an perfectly preserved? It’s because their entire religion stands upon this one point. Islam is a house of cards and is already falling apart.

Allah Takes Shahada!

Muslims pride themselves in believing that they worship 1 god called Allah, if this is true then is it possible that Allah converted to Islam? How can a god convert to Islam, if Allah converted to Islam this means there’s another Allah greater than him.

Let me direct you to their most trusted source the Qur’ān, since Muslims reject the Bible we don’t need to use the Bible to prove Islam is false because their own beliefs are full of contradictions. In Ali ‘Imran Allah took his Shahada, it reads:

3:18 Ali ‘Imran

[3:18]  Allah bears witness that La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He),

How is Allah reverting to Islam unless there’s another Allah, perhaps our Muslim friends will be willing to explain how a god is becoming a Muslim?

This is why Allah doesn’t know if Allah will forgive, certainly if Allah is god he would know if he’s going to forgive someone or not, but Allah is saying he’s not sure (“it may be”).

4:99 An-Nisa

[4:99]  … it may be that Allah will pardon them. …

If Allah is god then he should say without question if he will pardon them or not, but here in Surah 4:99 Allah is unsure and says “it may be” he’s not sure that he will pardon them? And who is Allah if this is Allah speaking in Qur’ān, is he talking about another Allah just as he said there are other creators [Surah 23:12-14].

9:43 At-Tawbah

[9:43]  May Allah forgive you

Again Allah doesn’t know if Allah (another god) will forgive, this is the only way to make sense of the Qur’ān. If the Qur’ān is Allah’s literal word then he’s (Allah) is the one doing the talking in Qur’ān. Then Allah would be speaking to himself, why can’t Allah speak plainly and say “I will forgive you”?

Conclusion

The Qur’ān is a book from a god who doesn’t know if you can be forgiven because another Allah is the one who “May forgive”? This is confusing and cannot be a book from God. How is it their god took Shahada and converted to Islam as found in 3:18? These are the question we are asking Muslims to explain as their religion makes no sense.

We appeal to Muslims to search out these truths for themselves, if they’re not afraid of the truth then these theological problems should be addressed. Christians have since the beginning been upfront in our beliefs, they have been tried and tested and remain firm because they are founded upon the solid and sure Rock which is Jesus Christ Himself.

The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.

Psalm 18:2

Adam and Isa (“Jesus”) Contradiction in the Qur’ān

“Allah created four things with His hands Allah, may He be exalted, singled out Adam (peace be upon him) to create him with His hands, as He has told us, and He did not create any other animate being with His hands.

Islamqa.com (2018, March 10) APA citation. Allah created four things with His hands. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/89966/allah-created-four-things-with-his-hands

During talks with Muslims, the subject of Jesus being worshipped as God comes up and the Abdools are obsessed with that topic. But no worries we love talking about the Lord. They’ll claim that Isa (the Islamic version of Jesus) was created the same as Adam.

Creation of Adam

According to the Qur’ān Adam was created from clay/mud and Allah used his hands to create him.[1] Don’t forget the above quote which says Allah didn’t create anyone else in the same way (ie his hands).

Surah Al-Hijr 15:26

Why does Allah say “We created” when Muslims claim Allah is 1 god? Strange that he always refers to himself in the plural, like he’s talking with another Allah and says weird things like “May Allah forgive you”[2] (عَفَا ٱللَّهُ عَنكَ).

Surah Al-Isra 17:11

Surah 17:11 speaks about the creation of man, that he’s hasty. Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir links this to the creation of Adam. Not only was Adam created from clay, but Allah took his sweet time creating him so much so that Adam became impatient asking Allah to finish him before the night came. Allah never said “Be” when he created Adam.

Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2134

Here’s a Sahih Hadith from Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2134 which tells us that Musa (Moses) argued with Adam saying Allah created Adam with his hand. Isa is never spoken of being created by Allah’s hand. Here’s the commentary from Kathir it’s in reference to Surah Al-Isra 17:11.

Ibn Kathir Surah Al-Israa Ayah 11

As you can see Adam was created in a very specific way Adam’s soul was breathed into him and was made from clay. Does the Qur’ān say Jesus was created the same way?

Creation of Isa (Jesus)

We’re asking Muslims to bring evidence that Isa was created the same as Adam. Muslims want us to believe they were but does the Qur’ān teach that?

Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:59

Here in Surah 3:59 it says that Jesus was made the same as Adam, remember the above quote, no one other than Adam was created by the hands of Allah. Also, Allah never said, “Be” in creating Adam. And lastly, Jesus is not created from clay he was born from the Virgin Mary (Maryam) without a father.

Surah 3. Al-i’Imran Ayah 59

Notice Kathir says that Adam was created without a father or mother, but Isa had a mother called Maryam, therefore, he was created by a woman that’s not the same as Adam. In one tafsir we’ve just busted their prophet. If the Qur’an claims they are made the same then Isa shouldn’t have a mother but he indeed does.

“[Allah] said, ‘O Iblees, what prevented you from prostrating to that which I created with My hands?” (meaning Adam) in Saad 38:75.

“Imam ad-Daarimi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Allah created Adam with His hand directly; He did not create any other animate being with His hands. Thus He singled him out, favoured him and honoured him with that renown.”

Islamqa.com (2018, March 10) APA citation. Allah created four things with His hands. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/89966/allah-created-four-things-with-his-hands

Imam ad-Daarimi agrees that only Adam was created in that distinct way, this would exclude Isa from being created the same as Adam. This is a contradiction in the Qur’ān as Isa and Adam were not made the same. Their own scholars agree that Allah made 4 things with his own hands.[3]

Conclusion

We looked at Surah 15:26, 17:11, 3:59 and 38:75, none of which has any evidence of Adam and Isa having been made in the same fashion by Allah. We challenge the Abdools to bring proof Adam and Isa (Jesus) were created the same way, if they cannot bring any then they must admit that the Qur’ān is a false book, they should leave Islam and come to the true God Jesus Christ who is the Messiah.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Philippians 2:5-8

Footnotes

[1] “These are the four things that Allah created with His hand: the Throne, the Pen, the garden of Eden, and Adam. As for all other created beings, they were created by the word “Be,” and they were.” Islamqa.com (2018, March 10) APA citation. Allah created four things with His hands. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/89966/allah-created-four-things-with-his-hands

[2] [9:43]  May Allah forgive you (O Muhammad SAW). Why did you grant them leave (for remaining behind, you should have persisted as regards your order to them to proceed on Jihad), until those who told the truth were seen by you in a clear light, and you had known the liars? Quran.com (2022) APA citation. Surah At-Tawbah. Retrieved from https://quran.com/9?startingVerse=43

[3] “Ad-Daarimi, al-Laalkaa’i, al-Aajurri and others narrated with a saheeh isnad from Ibn ‘Umar that he said: Allah created four things with His hand: the Throne, the Pen, Eden and Adam. Then He said to the rest of creation: “Be,” and it was.” Islamqa.com (2018, March 10) APA citation. Allah created four things with His hands. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/89966/allah-created-four-things-with-his-hands

Religion’s importance in an Muslima’s life

Religion is one who’s trying to merit God’s favour or salvation, the problem with this is that no one can bribe God with good deeds. Such religions like Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam teach their adherents they must be self-righteous or a “good person” in order to make reach Enlightenment, Swah and Jannah.

Let me preface by stating that not every Muslim is deeply aware of the many teachings of Islam. There are people who have been born into the religion and are nice people, which I’m sure is the case with Sadje who seems like a nice lady. You can read her post Religion’s importance in my life, sadly I don’t know if she was raised Muslim or “reverted” to Islam but I do believe she’s been lied to by the Imam’s and dawahgandist.

The intention of this article is to shine some light on what Islam teaches from their own Islamic sources. We shouldn’t learn Islam from Muslims, we should learn Islam from the source which is their prophet Muhammad who claims to have brought “the final message” from Allah. With that said let’s get into it.

Slaves of Muhammad?

Religion is the most important aspect of my life. From very early on in my life, we were given a sound foundation about our religion, Islam. I am a Muslim, Islam is my religion. Since most people aren’t aware of our practices, I want to briefly explain what we do. Islam starts with faith in one God.

Religion’s importance in my life

It’s true that “most people aren’t aware” what Islam teaches, this includes many Muslims as well. It’s good that Sadje believes having a dialogue about one’s beliefs is important, as a Christian I too believe the same. First, the comment was made that “Islam starts with faith in one God.” This is incorrect as Allah said he’s “the best of Creators”, in order to be the best of something a comparison must be made of two of the same sort.

In other words we compare apples to apples, not apples to oranges, in this case Allah to other gods as found in Surah 23:12-14 we read:

Surah Al-Mu’minun 23:14

How is it Muslims tell us their faith is in one god, when their god Allah essentially says there’s more than one god in Islam? Who’s correct the Muslim or Allah?

I don’t agree that “Religion is the most important aspect of my life”, what I do believe is that having a loving relationship with God is of the utmost importance something that’s lacking in Islam as Muslims don’t have a relationship with Allah.

Surah Az-Zumar 39:53

The deceptive translation of the Qur’an by translators such as Yusuf Ali translated ( يَـٰعِبَادِىَ ) as “servants”, this is the deceptive trick of Muslim translation. If you look up the provided Arabic word in a dictionary it will say, slave.

Another problem with this verse is the Arabic says Muslims are “in fact the slaves of Muhammad”. For whatever reason, this verse was changed from the direct speech of Allah to a command to Muhammad in order for him to speak these words. Putting the word “Qul” before it, i.e., “Say (O Muhammad, the following words)”. If this is so then this verse promotes shirk, as Muslims are supposed to be slaves of Allah not Muhammad their prophet.

Galatians 3:26

The relationship between Allah and a Muslim is one of Master to slave. They’re called slaves (Abdullah) of Allah, in comparison, Christians are called children of God. Our relationship to God is of Father to child (son, daughter).[1] (Matthew 5:9; Luke 20:36; John 11:52; Romans 8:16, 21; Romans 9:8; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 3:10; 1 John 5:2).

Supremacy of Almighty Allah?

We believe in supremacy of Almighty Allah in each and every aspect of our lives.

Religion’s importance in my life

In order for God to be Almighty, the understanding is that he’s capable of anything, meaning he has no limitations. That’s the definition of being an Almighty God, but when we read the Qur’an we find out that Allah has many limitations. One of those limitations is Allah needs a girlfriend in order to have a son.[2]

Surah Al-An’am 6:101

Allah says that if he desired to have a son he would have taken a wife from us? A confession from their god is made that there are others like him, a man and woman come together to make an offspring.

Surah Al-Anbya 21:17

Here we have Allah saying he would take a wife from us. Who’s the us spoken here if Allah is one, is he referring to the angels? Additionally, Sadje is not kidding when she says Muslims believe in “Allah in each and every aspect of our lives”.

Allah Wants People to Sin?

Allah takes so much interest that he causes people to commit sins, and if they don’t want to sin then Allah says he will destroy them and create people who would sin and ask Allah for forgiveness.

Sahih Muslim 2749 Sins Are Erased By Praying For Forgiveness And Repenting

I wonder if Sadje is aware of this Sahih (authentic) Hadith, and if not how does it make her feel. If she is aware of it how does she explain how Allah is causing people to sin so that they can ask for his forgiveness, is Allah some sort of puppet master manipulating people?

Let’s follow the logic Allah created mankind and CAUSED them, in other words Allah is making people sin so that he can forgive them and thereby be merciful?[3] Let’s not forget that Muslims believe nothing happens without Allah willing it to happen, so it’s Allah’s will that people sin.

Five pillars of Islam

The five pillars of Islam are the very foundational teachings of the religion. We’ve already given evidence in the Qur’an that Allah says he’s not the only god saying “he’s the best of creators” (23:14) one of other gods.

There are five pillars of Islam;

  1. Tawheed; There’s no God but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is his last prophet
  2. 5 obligatory prayers (namaz) every day
  3. Fasting in the month of Ramadan
  4. Giving Zakat (alms); 2.5% of all the savings per year to deserving people
  5. Performing hajj; the ritualistic visit to Makkah in the month of Zilhaj.

Tawheed: The word Tawheed is not found in the Qur’an and in actuality the meaning of Tawheed means unification. It doesn’t mean oneness as Muslims have been lied to by their Imams. The question then becomes unification of what? Let’s not forget that Muhammad is from the Arab tribe of the Quraysh, they practised paganism and worshipped idols.

Namaz (Salah): Are the 5 daily prayers, Islam is not spiritual but ritual Muslims must pray during certain times of the day (Fajr (early morning), Zuhr (mid-day), ‘Asr (mid-afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset) and ‘Isha (night). They must say their prayer in Arabic otherwise it’s not accepted by Allah. And they all must say the same words as Islam is a works-based religion.

Ramadan: Is the month in which Muslims fast, in actuality Ramadan is when Muslims eat the most, they don’t eat in the daytime and during the night they gorge themselves. The most lucrative time for those selling food in Muslim majority countries is during Ramadan. It’s known that Muslims put on weight during this time.

Zakat: Muhammad is called to fight everyone until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is his messenger, and until people say their prayers, and pay the zakat tax. Under those conditions, the people attacked will be safe from Muhammad.

Sahih Muslim 22 The command to fight the people until they say “La ilaha illallah Muhammad Rasul-Allah”, and establish Salat, and pay the Zakat, and believe in everything that the prophet (saws) brought.

Hajj: Muslims are told they have to visit Mecca at least once in their life if able to. While there they walk around the Kaaba which is a pagan shrine in which the Quraysh worshipped while they had a multitude of idols there. Muslims kiss the black stone which is shaped like a woman’s vagina, believing it will remove their sins (Islam is ultimately a sex cult). They also toss rocks at 3 stone pillars as they believe these pillars are 3 Shaitan’s (devils). They also run back and forth between Safa and Marwa believing that it’s where Hagar ran when looking for water for her son Ishmael.

Women rarely do it?

… People go to mosques to pray but not everyone does that and women rarely do it.

Religion’s importance in my life

Sadje said women rarely go to the mosque to pray, the reason for that is because Islam teaches women are unclean during their menses (monthly period). Muhammad looked at women as lesser than men, in-fact their monthly period according to their prophet is a deficiency and Muhammad linked it to their intelligence saying they were stupid (half brained) because of it.

Sahih al-Bukhari 304 A menstruating women should leave observing Saum (fasting)

If women are deficient in their minds because of their menses (which I disagree), then does that mean Allah created women wrong with this deficiency? What “prophet” of god would disrespect women in such a manner?

The true God Yahweh loves His creation, in contrast let’s see how the Bible commands Christian men to view women. The Bible tells Christian men to “love their wives” (Ephesians 5:25; Colossians 3:19) just like they would “their own bodies” and to be joined unto his wife like one flesh (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). Not to be bitter against their wives. And that a “virtuous woman” is far more precious than rubies she’s “his crown”, that a godly woman is trusted by her husband and “shall be praised” (Proverbs 12:4; Proverbs 31:10).

Ephesians 5:25-33

Alright for Muslims to leave Islam?

Not all of us siblings stuck to the teachings of Islam. My brothers chose their path and it’s fine with the rest of the family. Lucky for me that I was able to stay on the path my father showed me. I guess I always had it in me and my faith strengthened with time and age.

Religion’s importance in my life

I wonder if Sadje is familiar with her prophet commanding that any Muslim who leaves Islam is to be killed? It’s wonderful that her family has better morals than her prophet and wouldn’t want her brothers to be hurt, but that’s not what her prophet teaches.

Sunan an-Nasa’i 4059 The Ruling on Apostates

It is “lucky” that she stayed on the path otherwise she might come across Muslims who don’t share the same view. It’s a well known fact that those who leave Islam often lose their families, friends and are at times killed under a Sharia Law just as their prophet taught.[4]

Conclusion

According to Islam’s most trusted sources we’ve learned that Muslims are slaves of Allah and apparently Muhammad as well. Allah is not almighty as he lacks the ability to have a son without procreating with a woman. Their god causes people to sin and will destroy them if they don’t, and women are deficient and apostates are to be killed for leaving Islam.

We pray for Muslims like Sadje to come to Jesus for everlasting life. She (like many others) have been fed lies of what Islam really teaches, we’ve haven’t scratch the surface of all the disturbing teachings of Muhammad. We love Muslims and want them to come into the loving arms of the Saviour of sinners Christ Jesus, that they can come home to the true Creator who loves them.

Footnotes

[1] “The structure of Gal 3:26-29 is fairly complex. First there is what appears to be a “sayings” statement regarding the status of “all” believers as being “sons of God” because they are “in Christ” (v26); then there is what is probably a confessional portion used in support of that statement and highlighting the new relationships that exist “in Christ” (vv27-28)” Longenecker, R. N. (1990). Galatians (Ser. Word biblical commentary, v. 41). Word Books.

[2] “And it is the Son that most distinguishes the Christian God from the Muslim God. We need to learn about him not only in light of the Trinity but also in light of his life on earth. Now that we understand the doctrine of the Trinity, that the one God subsists as three persons, we will better understand what Christians mean when they say that the second of the three persons entered into this world as a human named Jesus.” Qureshi, N. (2016). No god but one : Allah or jesus? (with bonus content) : a former muslim investigates the evidence for islam and christianity. Zondervan.

[3] “.. And the meaning of the hadeeth is not that Allah loves that His servants commit offenses and sins, for Allah All-Mighty does not love kufr and is not pleased with it and does not love sins, however He does love those servants of His who seek His repentance if they commit offenses and sins. This is the meaning of the hadeeth.” Bassam Zawadi (2017, January 25) APA citation. Does Allah Desire That People Sin? A Clarification of an Important Hadith. Retrieved from https://www.call-to-monotheism.com/does_allah_desire_that_people_sin__a_clarification_of_an_important_hadith

[4] “Why did they have to take this extraordinary precaution? Because, as we have seen, intraditional Islamic law, when a Muslim converts to another faith, it can bring a death sentence. This is not, mind you, “extremist” Islam. It is the Islamic mainstream, based on a statement of Muhammad: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” ‘It’s also based on a statement of the Qur’an: “But whoever of you recants and dies an unbeliever, his works shall come to nothing in this world and the next,and they are the companions of the fire forever” (Qur’an2:217). This has been widely interpreted by traditional Muslim commentators as giving sanction to the death penalty for apostates—which they derive from the verse’s assertion that the apostate’s work will” come to nothing in this world” as well as the next.” Spencer, R. (2005). The politically incorrect guide to islam (and the crusades) (Ser. Politically incorrect guide). Regnery Pub.

Jesus is God According to Qur’ān

The teachings of Islam reject the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Muslims say Jesus is only a man and not God. If we’re to follow the path that leads to the truth we must scrutinize all until we can come to a conclusion.

Does the Qur’ān and Hadith reject the idea that Jesus is God? All Sunni Muslims accept both the Qur’ān and Sunnah of Muhammad. The following passages oppose the Islamic idea of who Jesus Christ is.

Jesus is Holy (Pure)

There’s not a single person on earth who is Holy, the Arabic says that Allah would give a pure son (لَكِ غُلَـٰمًۭا زَكِيًّۭا). God is the only one who can be pure and holy, we all are sinners and are in need of God. Here Jesus is called Holy and Pure,1 if He’s only a man like us all how can he be free from sin? Unlike Muhammad who is called a sinner in Qur’ān 47:19; 48:2.

Jesus is a Creator

In Islam one of the five pillars is that there’s only one God, this is also known as the Shahada.

The belief in one Allah is the central tenet of the Islamic faith, around which all else revolves. Muslims are continuously reminded of this foundational belief, in the recital of the Shahada (shahadah) during each of the five daily prayers, as well as many more pivotal moments of a Muslim’s life.

SHAHADA (SHAHADAH) – A PROFESSION OF FAITH

The problem is that God should be the only Creator, yet in the Qur’ān we read that Jesus is also a Creator even if Allah granted it to him. In Qur’ān 23:12-14 Allah confirms this saying he’s “the best of the creators” meaning he’s not the only creator. This is problematic because Allah is causing people to believe that Jesus is God as he can create life from nothing, only something God can do.

3:49  “… I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah. And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead … And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. …”

Notice Jesus says “I” (personal pronoun) will design a bird from clay and he breathed life into the bird, not only that but he has the ability to cure blindness, lepers and raise the dead back to life. He also knows what you have in your homes and can tell you what you eat without being there. That’s called being omniscient which is the state of knowing everything, only God can know everything.2

According to merriam-webster.com the definition of omniscient: 

1) having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight

2) possessed of universal or complete knowledge

Dajjal Compared to Messiah

For Muslim’s Allah alone is their Lord but here in the Hadith we have Muhammad warning Muslims of the Dajjal who is the false messiah. Muhammad goes on to describe him and compares him to the real Messiah (Isa) and making the distinction that the Dajjal has one eye while the true Messiah has more than one eye.

This is the only difference between the two, this is why Muhammad says “if you are confused about him” this is how you can distinguish between the two by their eyes. The problem is Muhammad says the Muslims Lord is not one eyed.3

If Allah is not a man then why does Muhammad compare him to the Dajjal? This can only mean he’s calling Isa the messiah God as only God is Lord.

Conclusion

Even in their own Islamic books we have evidence of the deity of Christ, the Qur’ān says he’s pure, can heal sickness and create life. And last but not least is called Lord in their Hadith. In contrast Muhammad who Muslims claim is the seal/greatest of the prophets is never called pure, has no miracles and cannot create life like Jesus can. It’s obvious that the truth of Jesus cannot be kepted from going forth, even when it comes to a satanic religion like Islam.

We love Muslims and want them to come to know the real Jesus Christ of the Bible. He offers eternal life to anyone who’s willing to humble themselves, may their eyes be opened to the truth.

Footnotes

1 “A second account of the Annunciation also can be found in sura 3:37– 47: “Recall when the angel said, ‘Oh Mary, God has chosen you and purified you, and chosen you above the women of the world.’” And “Oh Mary, be obedient to your Lord, prostrate yourself, and bow to those who bow.” And a little later in sura 3: “Remember when the angel said, ‘God gave you tidings of a word from himself whose name is Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, a famous one in this world and the next. One of those brought near to God.’” In the same sura, there are a number of other verses related to Mary and Jesus: “And he will speak to the people in the cradle, and as a grown man. One of the righteous shall he be.”” Vicchio, S., & Birch, B. C. (2008). Biblical figures in the islamic faith. Wipf & Stock Pub. p. 133

2 “Then Jesus turned twelve. The first miracle of his witnessed by people occurred when his mother was staying at the home of an Egyptian dignitary. A treasure was stolen from him while only poor people were living in his house, yet he did not accuse them. Mary was saddened by that dignitary’s misfortune. When Jesus noticed his mother’s sadness at the misfortune of their host, he asked her, ‘Oh mother, would you like me to guide him to his property?’ She said, ‘Yes, my son.’ He then said, ‘Tell him to assemble the poor men of his home;’ whereupon Mary told the dignitary, and he assembled them. When they were assembled, Jesus approached two of them, one blind, the other crippled. He put the cripple on the shoulder of the blind man and said to him, ‘Stand up with him.’ The blind man said, ‘I am too weak.’ Jesus replied, ‘How then were you able to do that yesterday?’ When they heard his words, they forced the blind man to get up with the cripple. When he stood up carrying the other, the cripple plunged to the window of the treasury. Jesus said, ‘This is how they cheated the landlord yesterday; the blind man used his strength, and the cripple his eyes.’ The cripple and the blind said, ‘He is right.’ And they returned the property to the dignitary.” Barker, G. A., & Gregg, S. E. (2010). Jesus beyond Christianity: the classic texts. Oxford University Press. pp. 104, 105

3 This is what the Muslims believe about the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (peace be upon him). Al-Bukhaari (3435) and Muslim (28) narrated from ‘Ubaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever bears witness that there is no god but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that ‘Eesa is His slave and Messenger, a word which Allaah bestowed upon Maryam and a spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is real, and Hell is real, Allaah will admit him through whichever of the eight gates of Paradise he wishes.” islamqa.info (2003, May 24) APA citation. The Muslims’ Beliefs Concerning the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam. Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/43148/the-muslims-beliefs-concerning-the-messiah-eesa-ibn-maryam