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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
She seems to deny the name Jesus and would rather use the name Yeshua.
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.
She denies that Christ died on a cross, her argument was in Greek the word (σταυρός / stauros) means upright stake. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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. 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. Never did Jesus Christ advocate violence He even told Peter to put away His sword when he wanted to defend Christ by violence.
Muhammad on the other hand as mentioned was a lunatic who was wicked. Muslims are commanded to fight/kill (sūrat l-tawbah) non-muslims.
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.”
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
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: ὁ Feminine: ἡ 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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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).
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:
σταυρόςstaurós, 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.
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.
 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
 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
 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.
 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.
 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!
 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
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)
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).
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.
Solomon ruled Israel for 40 years between 971 BC – 931 BC, he built the first temple and died in 931 BC 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).
There’s a big problem Ants don’t talk they communicate through Pheromones 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.
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.
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.
You will not find this story in the Bible, but Muhammad was notorious for taking stories from Jewish folklore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
 “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.
 “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/
“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
 “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
 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
 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
 “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.
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.
The Qur’ān says in 32:4 that Allah established himself above the throne after he made the heavens and earth.
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.
According to this Sahih Hadith Allah descends to the lowest heaven (seven heavens), this means when Allah descends 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.
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.
 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
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)”
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 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.
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.
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 trust in Christ if you want to be saved.
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.
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.
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.)
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’
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 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.
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, he and Qunbul were responsible for spreading the recitation method of Ibn Kathir, which was popular among the people of Mecca.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
 “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
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/
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/
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). Here are the words of Jesus Christ who promises Eternal Life to those who are His.
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?
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  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.
 “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/
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. 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.
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? 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.
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.
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.
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
 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
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.”
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.
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] 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] … 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] 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”?
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.
“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.”
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. Don’t forget the above quote which says Allah didn’t create anyone else in the same way (ie his hands).
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” (عَفَا ٱللَّهُ عَنكَ).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
 [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
 “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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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? 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;
Tawheed; There’s no God but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is his last prophet
5 obligatory prayers (namaz) every day
Fasting in the month of Ramadan
Giving Zakat (alms); 2.5% of all the savings per year to deserving people
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
 “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.
 “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.
 “.. 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
 “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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Qur’ān claims it CONFIRMS the Torah and Injeel (the Gospel) which Muslims reject, in the Hindu chapter Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow).
If Muhammadans want to claim the Bible is corrupted then why does their Qur’ān confirm it? Their prophet took the Torah and placed it on a cushion saying he believes in the Torah and in the one who revealed the Torah?1 Are Muslims saying Muhammad believed in a corrupted book?
Dawahgandist propagate lies attempting to “revert” non-Muslims, one of these lies is the so-called claims of “the corruption of the Bible”, when their own book the Qur’ān affirms it. Because they find themselves in a catch 22 the only option they have is to make the outlandish claim that the Bible was corrupted. In this article, we’ll provide evidence in response to quranandBibleblog (Corruption of the Scriptures: Part I – Does Islam Confirm the Bible As a Scripture from God?) as to how illogical this argument is.
“If the Scriptures of the Christians and Jews were good, there would be no need for Islam or the Qur’an.”
Corruption of the Scriptures: Part I – Does Islam Confirm the Bible As a Scripture from God?
The quote from our friend stewjo004 is what we’ve been saying all along, Islam is a copy-paste religion as their prophet plagiarized stories from the Bible and other texts. Stewjo004 in his ignorance makes a wonderful statement unknowingly saying:
“The argument presented by missionaries is that the Scripture can’t change because the Qur’an says that God’s words can’t change. To begin, this is an illogical argument because one can take any religious text and add or delete a verse from it. There’s no magical force field around the text itself.”
Corruption of the Scriptures: Part I – Does Islam Confirm the Bible As a Scripture from God?
Of course, this was directly in regards to the Bible he claims was “corrupted”, his claim is “ANY religious text and add or delete a verse from it”, does the word any also include the Qur’ān Abdool? Let’s find out if this also applies to their book?
“The proper context of these verses has nothing to do with God’s Scriptures. They’re referring to God’s Commands which He throughout the Qur’an calls His Word because He says “Be” and then it happens.”
Corruption of the Scriptures: Part I – Does Islam Confirm the Bible As a Scripture from God?
When Allah said “Be” was that not part of Allah’s scriptures, and how come Allah couldn’t make Muhammad read in Surah Al-‘Alaq if all he has to say is “Be”?
They claim the word spoken of in the following verses Surah Al-Anaam, 6:73; Surah Yunus, 10:96-97; Surah Ghafir, 40:6; Surah Al-Isra, 17:16; Surah Ya-Sin, 36:7; Surah Yunus, 10:79-82.
How convenient he would choose verses that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. If he wants to be honest he would provide the following verses.
Pickthall: “And verily We gave unto Moses the Scripture …”.
Pickthall: “… and as We imparted unto David the Psalms;” ( وَءَاتَيْنَا دَاوُۥدَ زَبُورًۭا )
Pickthall: He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture … confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. (وَأَنزَلَ ٱلتَّوْرَىٰةَ وَٱلْإِنجِيلَ)
Pickthall: “… confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel … confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah … ”.
The translation doesn’t do it much justice the Arabic actually says ( مَرْيَمَ مُصَدِّقًۭا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ مِنَ ٱلتَّوْرَىٰةِ ۖ ) “confirming what was between his hands” ( وَءَاتَيْنَـٰهُ ٱلْإِنجِيلَ فِيهِ هُدًۭى وَنُورٌۭ وَمُصَدِّقًۭا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ ) “and we gave him the Injeel in it was guidance and light and confirming what was between his hands”. The Bible here is the same Bible that existed before Muhammad and what we have currently have.
Allah says the Torah, Psalms, and Gospel were all given by him. Yet Muslims claim the Bible has been corrupted. If so, it would seem they don’t believe Allah since the Qur’ān says the Word of Allah cannot be changed.
Yusuf Ali: “… there is NONE THAT CAN ALTER THE WORDS (and decrees) OF ALLAH. …”.
Notice the deceptive translation of the word (decrees) in brackets isn’t part of the text, Muslims are trying to fix the problem in their Qur’ān by inserting those words. The text actually says ( وَلَا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ ) “none can change the words of Allah”.
Also, why would Muslims need an “Abridged Explanation of the Qur’ān?” I thought Allah said “the manifest Book (this Qur’ān) that makes things clear” in Surah Ad-Dukhan 44:2, Allah must be wrong then since Qur’ān is not clear and needs explanation.
Yusuf Ali: “… NONE CAN CHANGE HIS WORDS: …” (Surah 6:115). ( لَّا مُبَدِّلَ لِكَلِمَـٰتِهِۦ ۚ )
Yusuf Ali: “… NO CHANGE CAN THERE BE IN THE WORDS OF ALLAH. …” (Surah 10:64). ( لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِكَلِمَـٰتِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ )
When Muhammad (570-632) was alive, he claimed to receive the revelation of the Qur’ān from Allah. This means that at that time the Bible, which was in existence, could not have been corrupted because the Qur’ān states that Allah’s word cannot be corrupted.
The question we have for stewjo004 is When and where was the Bible corrupted since the Qur’ān says that the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel are from Allah and Allah’s words cannot be changed, are you saying the Qur’ān is false because it says the Bible is preserved but you’re saying otherwise?
The Muslims know if the Bible is preserved that makes Islam false and they need to leave Islam since the Qur’ān contradicts the Bible, if the Qur’ān is wrong and the Bible is not preserved then Islam is false because Allah can’t preserve his word and its a false religion. Which is it?
And if the verses are referring to Allah’s decrees not being changed then since Allah sent the Torah, Psalms and Gospel that would mean they cannot be changed as well because they are Allah’s “decrees”.
The Corruption of the Qur’ān
I will examine the opinions of some of the influential usulıs concerning the tawatur of the Qur’anic Readings and point out the problematic issues they were trying to resolve.2
Transmission of the Variant Readings of the Qur’an (Texts and Studies on the Qurʾān)
Muslims are in a serious quagmire when Christians challenge the authenticity of the Qur’ān, we’re told the Qur’ān was revealed in 7 ahurfs. Supposedly 7 different “dialects”, this is obviously proof Allah failed in giving Qur’ān if this book is “easy to understand” Surah Al-Qamar [54:17, 54:22, 54:32, 54:40]. If Allah was god he would be able to give one Qur’ān and all in Arabia would understand. But Abdools say it’s different dialects.
Muhammad asked Allah to give seven different “styles” which means Allah doesn’t know what he’s doing because Muhammad is correcting Allah saying one is not enough we need more than one “style”. If god gives something it should be perfect the first time, but 1 style was not enough according to Islamic sources.3
Poor Jibril had to accommodate Muhammad’s command of reciting Qur’ān in seven different ways because the Muslims wouldn’t understand it because Allah’s word is not easy to understand completely contradicting Surah Al-Qamar. Allah just cannot get it right!
The fact that Muslims were reciting the Qur’ān and others were accusing them of reciting Qur’ān incorrectly proves this is not a simple matter of dialects. The standard Islamic narrative is the Qur’ān was revealed in seven different ways and this caused confusion among the believers as they thought the seven ahruf were the same as the seven qira’at because they were the same in number (seven).4
Ibn Mujāhid then wanted to minimalise and established the textual variants to form a manageable corpus. He then canonized the different readings through force and projected the thought that a consensus was in place which comprised of no one being allowed to recite or teach obsolete readings of the Sahaba. These differences contradicted the Uthmanic codices and anyone who taught or recited these different readings was severely punished.5
The Illiterate Prophet?
Another claim is that Muhammad was “illiterate” ( ٱلنَّبِىِّ ٱلْأُمِّىِّ ) was this the case? Our friends quoted Surah Al-A’raf 7:158 to substantiate this claim. According to Muhammad, he was fully capable of writing, in Bukhari 4432 the companions were at his death bed and Muhammad was going to write for them. As the companions gave Muhammad material to write but he was unable to because the fighting prevented Muhammad.
Where do Muslims get the notion that Muhammad was unable to read and write? The verse in the Qur’ān says he was “unlettered” which means someone who is unlearned in the scriptures. The Islamic scholar al-Jalalayn puts it this way “the uninstructed Prophet”6
But the cousin of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abbas says “the Prophet who can neither read nor write”,7 this is a fabrication as Muhammad said he would write something for them. They’re desperate to find their prophet in the Torah, sadly for them, Isaiah 29:12 is not the Torah. Isaiah is found in the Nevi’im as the Torah is the 5 books of Moses.
“Who follow the Messenger, the illiterate prophet they find described in the Torah that is with them, and in the Gospel…”
Here’s the verse in Isaiah our friends are referring to which actually goes against them as those who couldn’t read the scripture were under Yahweh’s judgement:
The footnote says “Lit. does not know books”,8 if Muhammad never read any book this would place him outside of this verse. In Surah al-‘Ankaboot 29:48 Allah says Muhammad NEVER read any book BEFORE Qur’ān.
Bear in mind when Muhammad received the first revelation from Allah, Jibril said Iqra ( اقْرَأْ ) in Surah Al-‘Alaq (clot).9 This is a silly statement shouldn’t Jibril have rather said “recite” instead of “read” being that there was no book for Muhammad to read from? Jibril didn’t have a physical book for Muhammad to read from!
Additionally, if Allah is almighty as Muslims claim why did it take him multiple tries to get Muhammad to recite? Don’t Muhammadans say Allah says “Be” and it is, then how come Allah didn’t say “Be” and it was? It shows Allah is not almighty at all.
What is Revelation?
The mutah boy tried to define what it means to receive revelation:
To begin, let’s define what is revelation and Scripture. There are multiple versions of revelation a prophet can receive: (1) A Scripture where God transmits His words verbatim (either through direct speech or through an intermediary such as an angel) (2) An angel relaying a message from God but not necessarily a Scripture or God’s direct speech (ex. “Your Lord has ordered you to go here…” (3) Dreams (4) A Prophet’s inspired action or speech regarding a religious matter. (5) A Prophet’s rulings (6) Prophecies
Revelation (Ἀποκάλυψις) is directly given from God to an individual, all of the men of God such as Moses received direct revelation from Yahweh on Mt. Sinai. The first prophet Samuel received direct revelation from the LORD.
Revelation only comes directly from God to an individual and that’s the definition of a prophet. Where the LORD speaks to that individual in order for Him to be made known. It’s not delivered from an angel as Muhammad claimed Jibril brought the words of Allah to him.
In the book of Numbers, chapter 12 Miriam and Aaron complained against Moses because he married an Ethiopian woman who is from the lineage of Cush. This could have been the first instance of racism as Moses’ siblings both being Israelites were looking down on the woman. We can’t forget that in the time of Noah we’re told he had 3 sons, it was through them we have the diverse people of the world.
Aaron and Miriam were also jealous of Moses and said “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?”, then it says “the LORD heard”.10 The LORD called them to the door of the tabernacle and Miriam was punished with leprosy because of her hatred towards the Cushite woman.
According to Islam Aaron is a prophet but in Numbers, Yahweh says otherwise. Moses was the only one of his siblings that was a prophet who the LORD spoke with mouth to mouth (face to face). Muhammad doesn’t fit this criterion as Allah never spoke to him it was always an “angel” delivering the Qur’ān to him this flys in the face of what the Torah says and is a contradiction.
These abdools from quranandBibleblog said God transmits His words “through an intermediary such as an angel”, that’s untrue as God didn’t say that.
The next point of confusion is about the book called “The Bible”. This book is not being referred to in these verses. The Bible is a collection of stories containing pieces of numbers 1-6 as well as lies and then being claimed as simply #1 by itself. When God in the Qur’an is talking about the Torah and Gospel, He is quoting from what He Himself revealed as a Scripture. Here is an example: During his ministry, Jesus wasn’t going around reading 1 Timothy to the people. This is part of writing something and claiming that it’s from God. God never revealed these books and one can’t say these are the Scripture.
Corruption of the Scriptures: Part I – Does Islam Confirm the Bible As a Scripture from God?
The silliness of Muslims, Christians know that Jesus Christ was not reading 1 Timothy to people, the scriptures of the New Testament were in the process of development meaning, they document the life of Christ. Therefore, it would be silly to say Jesus was reading 1 Timothy because those scriptures speak of Him, therefore, it had to come to past first before it could be written from inspiration from God.
He then quotes Sahih al-Bukhari 7547 saying the bolded portion is scripture.
“… ‘Neither say your prayer aloud, nor say it in a low tone’ (17.110).”
Satan made Qur’ān
The Islamic view is the Qur’ān is the direct words of Allah, is that correct? But they say all of the Qur’ān is Allah’s words, then how do they account for the words of Shaitan in Qur’ān is that from Allah too?
[59:16] … Shaitan, when he says to man: “Disbelieve in Allah.” … Shaitan says: “I am free of you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin …”11
The words found in 59:16 are the words of Shaitan and its scripture, which means it’s a satanic verse, Satan was able to make Qur’ān. I believe all of the Qur’ān is from Satan.
Are the words of Shaitan the words of Allah? Muhammad couldn’t tell between the words of Allah and Shaitan in Surah An-Najm (Al-Lat, Manat and al-Uzza the three daughters of Allah).12 That’s because Allah and Shaitan are the same, this explains why Shaitan’s words became Qur’ān and then had to be “abolished” afterwards.
This can only mean that corruption entered the Qur’ān, why does Allah need to abolish what Satan threw in if it was not corrupted? That’s because it was and how do we know if this verse is not from Satan as well to keep us off guard?
Muhammad’s Scribe made Qur’ān
Muhammad takes the words of his scribe Abdullah Ibn Sa’d and adds them to Qur’ān, found in Surah Al-Mu’minun.
According to Islam Muhammad had his scribe with him who had professed faith in Islam, the prophet one day asked his scribe to write something for him [23:12-14]. Muhammad was telling him what to write, when they reached a specific portion Abd Allah was amazed and said (So blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators!).13
Question are those words from Allah and if they are does this mean Abdullah Ibn Sa’d was a prophet also? Muhammad instructed Abdullah to add his words to Qur’ān. Because of this Abdullah left Islam after he found out Muhammad was a false prophet. We’ll provide the Tafsir from Wahidi.
The Qur’ān was corrupted because a man’s words found their way into the Qur’ān.
Ants made Qur’ān
Are [27:18] Allah’s words? Here we have the ants words according to the text, as it says “the ants said “O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaiman (Solomon) and his hosts crush you, while they perceive not.”” This can’t be the pure words of Allah unless Muslims want to say the ants words are Allah’s.14
Sulaiman (Solomon) made Qur’ān
Lastly here we have the words of Sulaiman in 27:19, are these the words of Allah also? Muslims have to provide answers to their claim that every word in the Qur’ān is the word of Allah when we have Solomon (Sulaiman) speaking in this verse is this Allah speaking? If not then it’s not Allah’s word.15
How can a corrupted book the Qur’ān that has words from Shaitan, ants, men like Sulaiman and Abdullah Ibn Sa’d be the words of Allah? Allah said he sent the Torah, Injil and they cannot be corrupted. Unless Muslims reject what their book says claiming Allah is powerless to protect his own word?
Allah gave the Qur’ān in seven different versions meaning thier god was not capable of giving one version for all, he had to give seven because his word is not understandable. Allah was corrected by Muhammad as he originally was going to give one Qur’ān but Muhammad asked for more until he gave seven different versions.
1 “Narrated Abdullah Ibn Umar: A group of Jews came and invited the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) to Quff. So he visited them in their school. They said: AbulQasim, one of our men has committed fornication with a woman; so pronounce judgment upon them. They placed a cushion for the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) who sat on it and said: Bring the Torah. It was then brought. He then withdrew the cushion from beneath him and placed the Torah on it saying: I believed in thee and in Him Who revealed thee. He then said: Bring me one who is learned among you. Then a young man was brought. The transmitter then mentioned the rest of the tradition of stoning similar to the one transmitted by Malik from Nafi'(No. 4431).” Sunnah.com (2008, July 28). Chapter: The stoning of the two jews. Retrieved from https://sunnah.com/abudawud:4449
2 Nasser, S. (2012). The transmission of the variant readings of the qurʾān : The problem of tawātur and the emergence of shawādhdh. BRILL.
3 “The best of the scholarly opinions concerning what is meant is that there are seven ways of reciting the Qur’aan, where the wording may differ but the meaning is the same; if there is a different meaning then it is by way of variations on a theme, not opposing and contradiction.” Islamqa.com (2008, July 28). The revelation of the Qur’aan in seven styles (ahruf, sing. harf). Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/5142/the-revelation-of-the-quraan-in-seven-styles-ahruf-sing-harf
4 Narrated `Umar bin Al-Khattab: I heard Hisham bin Hakim bin Hizam reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way different to that of mine. Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) had taught it to me (in a different way). So, I was about to quarrel with him (during the prayer) but I waited till he finished, then I tied his garment round his neck and seized him by it and brought him to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and said, “I have heard him reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way different to the way you taught it to me.” The Prophet (ﷺ) ordered me to release him and asked Hisham to recite it. When he recited it, Allah s Apostle said, “It was revealed in this way.” He then asked me to recite it. When I recited it, he said, “It was revealed in this way. The Qur’an has been revealed in seven different ways, so recite it in the way that is easier for you.” Sunnah.com (2011, November 14). Chapter: The talk of opponents against each other. Retrieved from https://sunnah.com/bukhari:2419
5 “Ibn Mujāhid was not the first, to collect variant Readings of the Qur’ān in an attempt to limit the individual readings into a manageable and credible corpus. However, he might have been the first to enforce his criteria and canonize the Readings, as Melchert suggests, through political power. Ibn Mujāhid believed, or rather wanted us to believe, that by his time a consensus had been reached concerning the general criteria that could be applied to establish a valid Qur’ānic reading. This consensus comprises also the fact that no one could recite and teach the “obsolete” readings of the Companions, which disagree with the consonantal outline of the Uthmānic codices. Those who opposed Ibn Mujāhid’s officially promulgated “Canon” and insisted on following their own standards and criteria were tried, flogged, and coerced into adhering to the consensus.” Nasser, S. H. (2013). The transmission of the variant readings of the qurʼān : the problem of tawātur and the emergence of shawādhdh (Ser. Texts and studies on the qurʼān, v. 9). Brill.
7 These verses speak bitingly of a people who have become dull and lethargic, insensitive and insensible, and whose leaders have lost both vision and wisdom.They seem to follow the preceding verses in close sequence. The first words of v.9 are most strictly rendered as: ‘linger on and be dumbfounded, besmear your eyes and be blind’; but a very similar text would give to the first of these clauses the meaning: ‘be bewildered, and dumbfounded’, which is a better parallel to the second. The words are, of course, spoken in bitter irony and proleptically, the full value of them would be: ‘continue in your obtuse ways, and you will become more and more bewildered, befuddled and blind’ (cf.6.9-10). The people are in a stupor from which they cannot be awakened; vision has forsaken the prophet and insight the seer. There is no longer anyman who can interpret the meaning of a vision; it is sealed away in impenetrable mystery (cf. Dan.2.4; 5.12, 15; etc.; Rw. 5.1-9; 6.1-3; etc.) Mauchline, J. (1962). Isaiah 1-39: introduction and commentary (Ser. Torch bible commentaries). S.C.M. p. 204
8 “In 1 Kings 22:22, when Ahab determined to embrace falsehood, divine judgment visited him with false prophets: by the will and act of God, he got what he chose (cf. 2 Thess. 2:9 – 12 ). Determined spiritual insensitivity becomes judicial spiritual deprivation: ﬁrst, the mind loses its clarity: deep sleep , ‘a spirit/Spirit of coma/torpor’, the mental equivalent of 1 Samuel 26:12 ; secondly, the means of spiritual enlightenment are removed: prophets and seers are synonyms for those whom God has raised up to receive and communicate his word. The lesson is driven home illustratively in verses 11 – 12 : the person who can read cannot be bothered to open the book; the person who cannot read is unconcerned to ﬁnd someone who can.” Motyer, J. A. (1999). Isaiah: an introduction and commentary (Ser. Tyndale old testament commentaries, volume 20). Inter-Varsity Press.
9Read! In the Name of your Lord Who created. He has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. quran.com (1995) Surah Al-‘Alaq (Clot) 96:1-3 Retrieved from https://quran.com/96?startingVerse=1
10 “The fact that Moses is reproached with two different things is immediately clear from the opening verse os this chapter. According to v1 this marriage with a Cushite woman is laid to his charge; according to v2 on the other hand, the reproach is to do with an unjustified claim to special privileges with regard to the reception of the divine word. This two fold reproach is certainly connected with the disunity of the narrative with regard to the role played by the persons who appear against Moses. The first reproach (v1) is made by ‘Miriam and Aaron’ (in that order). In what follows as hear of ‘Miriam and Aaron’ (vv. 4-5); and in vv. 9-15 Miriam appears as the principal guilty party and Aaron is on her side only in so far as he intercedes for her with Moses (vv. 10b-12). These facts are most probably to be explained as follows. The reproach with regard to the Cushite marriage actually comes originally from Miriam, who is the on who is punished for it, whereas the dispute concerning the special place accorded to Moses in matters concerning the receiving of revelation is reported as stemming from ‘Aaron and Miriam’, and this subject ends with a reproof from Yahweh (vv. 6-9).” Noth, M., & נות’, מרטין. (1968). Numbers: a commentary (Ser. The old testament library). Westminster Press. pp. 92, 93
11 “(Like Shaytan, when he says to man: “Disbelieve.” But when (man) disbelieves, Shaytan says: “I am free of you…”) meaning, the example of the Jews being deceived by the promises of the hypocrites, who said that they will help them if Muslims fight them, is that of the devil. When matters got serious and the Jews were besieged, the hypocrites betrayed them and abandoned them to taste utter defeat. Likewise, the devil lures mankind into disbelief and when they obey him, he disowns them and declares himself free of their actions, saying, … (So, the end of both will be that they will be in the Fire, abiding therein.) meaning, the end of both he, Shaytan, who commanded that dis- belief be committed, and those who accep- ted his call, was in the fire of Hell forever,” alim.org (2010). Ibn-Kathir Surah Al-Hashr 59:16. Retrieved from https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/59/11
12 “And We did not send before you any messenger rasūl — this is a prophet who has been commanded to deliver a Message — or prophet nabī — one who has not been commanded to deliver anything — but that when he recited the scripture Satan cast into his recitation what is not from the Qur’ān but which those to whom he the prophet had been sent would find pleasing. The Prophet s had during an assembly of the men of Quraysh after reciting the following verses from sūrat al-Najm Have you considered Lāt and ‘Uzzā? And Manāt the third one? 53:19-20 added as a result of Satan casting them onto his tongue without his the Prophet’s being aware of it the following words ‘those are the high-flying cranes al-gharānīq al-‘ulā and indeed their intercession is to be hoped for’ and so they the men of Quraysh were thereby delighted. Gabriel however later informed him the Prophet of this that Satan had cast onto his tongue and he was grieved by it; but was subsequently comforted with this following verse that he might be reassured of God’s pleasure thereat God abrogates nullifies whatever Satan had cast then God confirms His revelations. And God is Knower of Satan’s casting of that which has been mentioned Wise in His enabling him Satan to do such things for He does whatever He will.” altafsir.com (2021). al-Jalalayn Surah al-Hajj 22:52. Retrieved from https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=74&tSoraNo=22&tAyahNo=52&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2
13 “… and who saith I will reveal the like of that which Allah hath revealed [6:93]. This verse was revealed about Abd Allah ibn Sa’d ibn Abi Sarh This man had declared his faith in Islam and so the Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, called him one day to write something for him when the verses regarding the believers was revealed (Verily, we created man from a product of wet earth…) [23:12-14], the prophet dictated to him. When we reach up to (and then produced it as another creation), ‘Abd Allah expressed his amazement at the precision of man’s creation by saying (So blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators!). The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said: “This [‘Abd Allah’s last expression] is how it was revealed to me”.” … “At that point, doubt crept into ‘Abd Allah. He said: “If Muhammad is truthful, then I was inspired just as he was; and if he is lying, I have uttered exactly what he did utter”. Hence Allah’s words (and who saith: I will reveal the like of that which Allah hath revealed). The man renounced Islam. This is also the opinion of Ibn ‘Abbas according to the report of al-Kalbi.” quranx.com. Al-Wahidi Surah al-Anam 22:52. Retrieved from https://quranx.com/Tafsir/Wahidi/6.93
14 “(one of the ants said: “O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulayman and his armies should crush you, while they perceive not.”) Sulayman, peace be upon him, understood what the ant said,” wordofallah.com (2022). Ibn-Kathir Surah an-Naml 27:18. Retrieved from https://www.wordofallah.com/tafseer
15 “And Sulayman said: (O mankind! We have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from everything.) Sulayman said: (We have been taught the language of birds, and we have been given from everything.)” alim.org (2021). Ibn-Kathir Surah an-Naml 27:19. Retrieved from https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/27/15
Muhammadian are obsessed with the Trinity just like their prophet who was obsessed with the number 3, they make all sorts of outlandish remarks challenging Christians on the belief. But logic dictates that if you want to refute Christians on the Trinity then they must know what Christians believe when it comes to the Trinity. That’s fair right?
In this article, we’ll provide evidence that Allah has no idea what Christians believe about the Trinity. We’re going to expose the poo poo of Muhammad and Allah.
All Muslims believe the name Allah is the personal name for their god. Let’s look at how the Qur’ān describes the Trinity and see if Allah knows best? First, let’s begin with the Christian definition of the Trinity.
Contrary to what Muslims would claim, Christians believe in One God we are bound to what the scriptures say about who God is. Christianity is a monotheistic faith that sprang forth from Judaism as Jesus and the first Christians His disciples were all Jews.
Christians believe: There is one God, who exists as three co-equal, co-eternal persons, namely the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is sovereign and self-existent and is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, immutable, holy, righteous and loving. (Deut 6:4, John 1:1, Matt 28:19, 1 Cor 12:4-6, 2 Cor 13:14, Eph 1:11, 1 John 1:5, 4:16).
Qur’ān Ezra is the son of God?
Let’s compare what the Qur’ān says about the Trinity and see if it matches the definition above? In Surah At-Tawbah 9:30 Allah says “The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the Son of God”. Is this correct did the Jews ever believe Ezra (Uzair) was the son of Allah?
Not one Jew believes this, there’s no source outside of the Qur’ān that corroborates ayat 9:30 a challenge to Muslims, provide a source outside of the Qur’ān proving The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the Son of God’; the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the Son of God.’ …
Tovia Singer the Abdools favourite Rabbi said:
“Well it’s an interesting question that comes from the Qur’ān it’s chapter 9 it’s the chapter called repentance or it’s and it’s the chapter 9 Surah 9 verse 30 and there it says that the Jews say that Ezra is the son of God the Christians say that Allah the Christians say that the Messiah is the son of God they speak with their mouths but they really what they have essentially is something they received from the past and the speaking absolutely nonsense and essentially and Allah is against them because of what they’re saying essentially is a perversion something essentially like that and it was so that was very intriguing about this passage in the Qur’ān is that of course everybody who reads it is going wait I don’t know any Jew who believe that Ezra a great prophet and incidentally is considered a prophet in Islam as well I don’t know any Jew who believes that Ezra was the son of God.”
Allah is wrong and, therefore, the Qur’ān is wrong also unless there’s a source outside of the Qur’ān that agrees but there are none. Of course, Tovia Singer tries to side with the Muslims saying it was one heretical man because he’s a puppet. If we turn to the same commentators Tovia mentioned we see that they are referring to the Jews as a whole and are contrasting that to what Christians believe about Christ.
The Jews say Ezra is the son of God; and the Christians say The Messiah Jesus is the son of God. That is the utterance of their mouths for which they have no support nay imitating the utterances of those who disbelieved before them from among their forefathers mimicking them. God assail curse them! How they are deviated! turned away from the truth despite the proofs having been established.
Muslims need to provide evidence for their claim, bring any Jew who believes Ezra is the son of God in the same sense Jesus is the Son of God. If you read the verse carefully there’s a slew of language speaking in the plural sense ie Jews, Christians, their mouths etc.
Qur’ān Jesus and Mary are God’s?
In Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:116 Allah will ask Isa (“Jesus”) if he told people to take himself and his mother as deities. This is NOT what Christians believe that both Jesus and Mary are God’s! Bear in mind the Christian definition of the Trinity provided above doesn’t mention Mary at all.
We believe in one God (Deut 6:4) who exists as three co-equal, co-eternal persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Why doesn’t Allah know this if he is god, I thought Allah was supposed to know best?
Yet the Qur’ān accuses Christians of worshipping Mary as god? Again Muslims have zero sources other than the Qur’ān to substantiate this erroneous claim. There’s not a single Christian who believes Mary is a god. Perhaps our Muslim friends would point to Catholics, and while there are practices Christians and Catholics disagree on, they do not worship Mary as a god.
[5:116] … Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah? … How can Allah get this wrong if he’s god? Their god cannot even get the Trinity right we challenge the Abdools to show us references that Christians worship Mary as god. Qur’ān has to be the dumbest book ever as Allah can’t get the Trinity correct, their own scholars affirm this.
Allah again tries to prove that Christians somehow took Jesus and his mother as gods In Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:75 The Messiah, son of Mary, was no other than a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat (earthly) food. … Allah felt the need to mention they eat food, that this somehow proves they are human and refutes Christians. Once again there’s not a single Christian who believes Mary is part of the Trinity, Allah can’t seem to get anything right.
“(They both used to eat food) needing nourishment and to relieve the call of nature. Therefore, they are just servants like other servants, not gods as ignorant Christian sects claim, may Allah’s continued curses cover them until the Day of Resurrection.”
Why aren’t the Muslims providing any references proving that Christians worship Mary? There’s not a single bit of evidence brought to back the claim of the Qur’ān.
Here in Surah At-Tawbah 9:31 we have a different Trinity by Allah. “They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One Allah. …” Allah can’t make up his mind, do the Christians worship:
Allah, The Messiah and Mary
Allah, Rabbis (Jews), Monks (Christians) and the Messiah
What happened to Mary in 9:31? All of a sudden she disappeared, Allah now adds Monks for the Christians. Even their god just like the Muslims doesn’t know what Christians believe.
It’s clear Allah doesn’t know what the Trinity is; even though we know Allah is really Muhammad masquerading as god who forgot what he said in one part of the Qur’ān and then contradicts himself in another part of the Qur’ān. Big poo poo!
Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:17 They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. … And Allah is Able to do all things.
Muslims believe Allah is the name of their god, so how can the Qur’ān say that Christians believe Allah is the Messiah, in other words, Jesus is Allah the name of their god? Additionally, the verse says Allah can do all things, yet he cannot have a son because he needs a girlfriend to have sexual intercourse [6:101]. What kind of god is limited that he needs a woman (spouse or consort) to have a son. This is how humans produce offspring and Allah can only do what his creation can in producing a son.
This ayat only serves to prove that Allah cannot do all things as he’s limited in what he’s capable of. Yahweh is capable of having a Son as that’s not impossible for Him, this is why the God of the Bible is called Almighty.
Here we see the redundancy of Allah in Surah Al-Ma’idah 5:72 “They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the Messiah, son of Mary. …”, this god repeats himself over and over that’s how cults get their doctrine into your head. Allah has nothing new to say just repetitive garbage.
Muslims attack the heretical teaching of Tritheism, believing in three separate Gods. Christians believe only in One God as the Torah proclaims. Allah cannot understand how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the 1 Almighty God. If God could be placed in a perfect box-like Allah can then you need to find yourself a new god.
There’s plurality in unity in the Torah we read how a husband and wife become one flesh. Does this mean they become one person? Of course not! Adam and Eve were still 2 separate persons who now as husband and wife are in perfect union with one another.
Islam lacks this concept as Muslims are under the false assumption that God must be a solitary person, how can Allah be “the Merciful” (الرَّحِيمِ) if he Allah existed all alone. He would have a need to create mankind first in order to be merciful, this means Allah lacked something and out of necessity had to create mankind. The same question has to be asked how can Allah be “Ar-Rahman” (the Most Gracious) (الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ) if he had none to be gracious too? Allah is truly limited.
In comparison Yahweh, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were always eternally together in perfect union or fellowship. The God of the Bible is Love and didn’t need to create in order to be loving because all 3 Persons of the Trinity (Godhead) can be loving to one another before creation. Yahweh never lacked anything and it was out of love He created mankind.
Just like Adam and Eve are a picture of the union between all 3 Persons in the Trinity. God is all self-sufficient and is sociable among the three Eternal Persons, we have communication all throughout the New Testament as the Son communicated with His Father (John 12:27-28).
The Father acknowledges His love for the Son (Matthew 17:5; Mark 9:7; Luke 9:35). While Allah the god of Islam is mute and doesn’t communicate with his creation.
What have we learned today? Well, we’ve learned that Allah doesn’t know the concept of the Trinity and attributes false accusations toward Jews and Christians. Muslims believe in a god that lacked and needed to create mankind in order to show he’s “merciful”, this cannot be god. The true God Yahweh is superior in every way as all 3 Persons eternally loved each other and had perfect fellowship. The God of the Bible communicates not only between each other, but also communicates and loves His creation, which includes Muslims also.
Wake up Muhammadians Allah is a powerless idol who cannot provide anything. Come into the Light of Jesus Christ who created you in His image. May the Lord be magnified!
 “That the New Testament is monotheistic at the core is a fact recognized generally on all sides. The shadow of the Shema “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Deut. 6:4), though never quoted in the New Testament (though alluded to in James 2:19), broods over its pages with all the weight it carried in Old Testament times, being the chief and holiest declaration of the Jewish religion. Such a monotheistic view pervades the whole outlook of Jesus: “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only’” (Luke 4:8).” Beisner, E. C. (1984). God in three persons (Ser. Living studies). Tyndale House. pp. 26-27
 “God the Father is preeminently the one who plans and ordains and initiates the course of history and the events that take place. The Father sends the Son into the world to accomplish redemption. The idea os sending presupposes that the Father ha already determined a mission for the Son. What the Son accomplishes is what the Father has planned. The Holy Spirit applies the accomplishments of the Son to those who are united to the Son by faith. (See fig 12.1) So we have three aspects: planning, accomplishment, and application. In the large story of redemption, these aspects have a succession in time. The planning belongs to the past. God has already planned from before the foundation of the world what he would do in redemption (Eph 1:4; 1 Peter 1:20; Rev 13:8). The accomplishments belong especially to the time of the earthly life of Christ, including his death and resurrection (“made manifest,” 1 Peter 1:20). The application belongs especially to the time when the Holy Spirit is at work from Pentecost onward” Poythress, V. S. (2020). The mystery of the trinity : a trinitarian approach to the attributes of God. P&R Publishing Company. pp. 94-95
 “(And the Jews) the Jews of Medina (say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians) the Christians of Najran (say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths) with their tongues. (They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old) before them, i.e. the disbelievers of Mecca who said that al-Lat, al-‘Uzza and Manat were His daughters, just as the Jews claimed that Ezra was the son of Allah and some of the Christians claimed that Jesus was the son of Allah, others that he was Allah’s partner while there were others who said that he was Allah Himself or one god among three. (Allah (Himself) fights against them) Allah curses them. (How perverse are they!) from where do they get their lies?” Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas (2021). Surah At-Tawbah. Retrieved from https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=73&tSoraNo=9&tAyahNo=30&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2
 “Allah will also speak to His servant and Messenger, `Isa son of Maryam, peace be upon him, saying to him on the Day of Resurrection in the presence of those who worshipped `Isa and his mother as gods besides Allah, (O `Isa, son of Maryam! Did you say unto men: `Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah’) This is a threat and a warning to Christians, chastising them in public, as Qatadah and others said, and Qatadah mentioned this Ayah as evidence, (“This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth.”) 5:119 Allah’s statement, (Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say)…) contains Allah’s direction for `Isa to utter the perfect answer. Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Abu Hurayrah said, “`Isa will be taught his argument in reply to what Allah will ask him, (And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): “O `Isa, son of Maryam! Did you say unto men: `Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah’) 5:116 .” Abu Hurayrah then narrated that the Prophet said that Allah taught `Isa to say, (Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say)…) Ath-Thawri narrated this Hadith from Ma`mar from Ibn Tawus from Tawus. `Isa’s statement, (Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it.) means, had I said it, You, my Lord, would have known it, for nothing escapes Your knowledge. Rather, I have not said these words nor did the thought even cross my mind, this why he said, (You know what is in my inner self though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the Knower of all that is hidden and unseen. Never did I say to them ought except what You (Allah) did command me to say…) and convey, (Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.) I only called them to what You sent me with and commanded me to convey to them, …” alim.org (2022) APA citation. Surah 5. Al-Maida. Ayah 116 Ibn-Kathir Al-Qur’an Tafsir Retrieved from https://www.alim.org/quran/tafsir/ibn-kathir/surah/5/116
 “This verse confirms that Maryam (Mary – peace be upon her) is not divine, on two counts: (i) Her status is that of siddeeqiyyah (being strong and true in faith), which is a status of servitude to Allah, may He be exalted. (ii) She used to eat food, which is the description of a created being who has needs; it is not the description of God Who is independent of means and has no need of His creation.” islamqa.info (2016, December 19) APA citation. What is the concept of the Christian Trinity that the Qur’an declares to be false? Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/243142/what-is-the-concept-of-the-christian-trinity-that-the-quran-declares-to-be-false
 “Genesis 2:24 is responding to the question of why a person would leave the closet biological relationship (parents to children) in order to forge a relationship with a biological outsider. The answer offered is that marriage goes beyond biology to recover an original state, for humanity is ontologically gendered. Ontology trumps biology. This has shown Adam that the woman is not just a reproductive mating partner. Her identity is that she is his ally, his other half” Walton, J. H. (2015). The lost world of adam and eve: genesis 2-3 and the human origins debate. InterVarsity Press., pp. 80-81
 “In more detail, we may find the following emephasis here. First, man is prior to woman (1 Cor 11:8, 9; 1 Tim 2:13). Secondly, the sexes are complementary: the true partnership is expounded by the terms that are used (a helper fit for him, 18, 20, RSV; literally ‘a help as opposite him’, i.e. ‘corresponding to him’), by the fruitless search elsewhere, as man discerns the natures (expressing them in the names, 20) of other creatures, and by the fact that Eve is of the very stuff of Adam and yet a wholly new being. Adam’s joyful ‘at last …’ (23, RSV) grows into the first poetic couplet in the Bible, and his work of naming is triumphantly concluded in a title that echoes his own. Thirdly, the union of the two in marriage is to be exclusive” Kidner, D. (2008). Genesis: an introduction and commentary (Ser. Tyndale old testament commentaries, v. 1). IVP Academic.
Here we love Muslims and want them to know the truth about what Islam teaches. We challenge them to go and check the sources for themselves, this is your eternal salvation that’s at stake. It’s understandable if you have been born into a Muslim family, and all your friends are Muslims, therefore, you don’t want to make them upset. But where you’ll spend eternity should be more important to you than if someone will be upset if you decide to leave Islam.
In this article, we’ll take a look at another contradiction in the Qur’ān. If Allah is supposed to be the one who guides then why does he also lead people astray?
Allah in Qur’ān
How can anyone believe in a “god” who leads people astray and decrees for people to commit sin? If Allah leads people away from the correct path or direction then every single Muslim on earth cannot have any assurance of entering Jannah because how do they know if Allah is not making them think they are on the right path, but in reality is leading them astray? They cannot know and won’t until they pass from this life.
Surah 2:26 says Allah’s intention is to mislead many people and guide many. The god of Islam is very finicky, how is Allah any different from Shaytan? He’s not! Satan’s job is to lead people astray, then why even have Satan, Allah is doing a better job!
Islam is a pagan religion that extols a man called Muhammad to god-like status, Muhammad is the one Muslims worship as they associate partners with Allah. The proof comes from their own scholars these are from their own sources.
Surah 35:8“Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills.” again we read that it’s Allah who leads people astray. Ibn Kathir says the ultimate destiny Iblis is blazing fire, that those who disbelieve will be punished by Allah. Excuse me but isn’t it Allah’s decree which determines if a person will be a disbeliever or not? Why is it their fault if they followed Shaytan, it would be Allah’s decree before they were born to follow Shaytan.
Shaytan in Qur’ān
If the Qur’ānic verses above tell us that Allah sends people astray, then what are Muslims to do when the same book says Shaytan is the one who leads people astray? The only way to reconcile the ayats are to believe Allah is Satan.
In the above verses, Shaytan who is of the Jinn says “I will take an appointed portion of your servants” and Allah curses him because of leading them from the true path.
Surah 4:118-119“And he [Shaytan] said: “I will take an appointed portion of your servants.” “Verily, I will mislead them, and surely, I will arouse in them false desires;” in this ayat, it’s Shaytan doing the leading astray.
I’m interested to see if there are any Muslims who can bring any evidence against what their own Qur’ān and scholars say about Allah and Shaytan. From reading the verses at face value nothing distinguishes Allah from Satan. We implore Muslims to leave the satanic cult of Islam and come into the arms of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Only with Christ is your eternal salvation fully assured, and you can know for certain when you pass from this life you’ll make it into heaven.
With Muhammad the bewitched prophet and Allah there is no salvation, we challenge Muslims to prove that Allah is not Satan. Let’s see if any will bring proof? Until next time God bless.
 (Those who believe) in Muhammad and the Qur’ān (know that it), the simile, (is the Truth from their Lord; but those who disbelieve), in Muhammad and the Qur’ān, (say: What doth Allah wish (to teach) by such similitude?) say: O Muhammad! What Allah wishes by such simile is that (He misleadeth many thereby) of the Jews from the true Religion, (and He guideth many thereby) of the believers, (and He misleadeth thereby), by such similes, (only miscreants), the Jews. altafsir.com (2021) APA citation. Surah Al-Baqarah 2:26, Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas. Retrieved from https://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=73&tSoraNo=2&tAyahNo=26&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=2
 Having stated that the ultimate destiny of the followers of Iblis will be the blazing Fire, Allah then tells us that for those who disbelieve there will be a severe punishment. This is because they obeyed the Shaytan and disobeyed Ar-Rahman. And He tells us that those who believed in Allah and His Messengers…(Verily, Allah sends astray whom He wills and guides whom He wills.) means according to His decree. (So destroy not yourself in sorrow for them.) means, do not grieve about that, for Allah is Wise in His decree and He leaves astray whomsoever He leaves astray, and He guides whomsoever He guides, and in doing so He has perfect knowledge and wisdom. wordofallah.com (2017, January 25) APA citation. Surah Sad 35:8, Tafsir Ibn Kathir. Retrieved from https://www.wordofallah.com/tafseer
If you ask a Muslim who is the Holy Spirit (Ruh al-Qudus), they would reply emphatically angel Jibril.1 They claim that the words “Our Spirit” found in Surah Al-Anbya 21:91 in reference to Isa being created in Mary’s womb means Jibril. That’s fine we’ll go with this Muslim belief.
Jibril Created Adam?
Muslims say Allah created Adam, they enjoy bringing this up when we ask about Allah creating Isa (Jesus), they claim both were created exactly the same. This is not true as Adam was created by clay while Isa was not! In Surah Sad 38:72 Allah says:
Notice Allah breathed into him (Adam) of “My spirit” if Muslims want to interpret “spirit” as in this is Jibril does this mean angel Jibril created Adam also? Going to the Tafsir to see what their scholars say about this ayat is paramount.
Ibn Abbas says Allah placed in Adam “My spirit” is Jibril inside of Adam,2 I thought Muslims said he’s an angel? By saying the spirit is Jibril they are making him more than an angel, according to this ayat Jibril entered Adam and gave him life. I guess Allah was right when he said there’s more than one creator [23:14]. Allah is not the only one that can give life, Muslims are also attributing the creation of Adam to Jibril.
Let’s examine another scholar’s interpretation, Ibn Kathir. He confirms this is about the creation of Adam when Allah told the angels he would create a human. Allah commands the angels to prostrate to Adam thereby committing shirk,3 you can read a past article on this topic (Mushrik Allah the First One to Commit Shirk)
Jibril Created Isa?
The story here is of Allah creating Isa, the issue is Muslims need to make up their mind was it Allah who breathed into Mary’s vagina (فَرْجَهَا, farjaha) yes you read correctly, the Arabic word provided placed in Google Translate will translate “her vagina.” Provided is a screenshot of the Arabic translation, try it for yourself copy the highlighted Arabic text on quran.com (a site made by Muslims not Christians).
Note the deceptive translation of “guarded her chastity” these words don’t appear in the Arabic text as you can see from Google Translate (pbuh). So Allah blew into Mary’s vagina according to the Qur’ān and thereby created Isa (“Jesus”). Hold on but Muslims say the holy spirit is Jibril who in this verse is the “spirit” blown into Mary?
Some questions Muslims need to answer (1) was it Allah who blew into Mary or Jibril? (2) If the spirit is blown into Mary is Jibril inside of her [38:72]? (3) Who did the actual creating of Isa was it Allah or Jibril? (4) If it’s Allah who did the creating then who is “our spirit” in this verse? (5) If Jibril did the creating this would mean he has the same abilities as Allah and therefore if Allah gave him this power that would make Jibril god in Islam.
Allah Accuses the Angels to be Untruthful?
Lastly, in Surah Al-Baqarah there’s the account of Allah telling the angels he’s going to make Adam (mankind). The angels responded, “are you going to make someone who will cause mischief and bloodshed.” This statement is important as we’ll see later proves Allah cannot be god.
Allah accuses the angels saying “Tell Me the names of these if you are truthful” here we have the god of Islam accusing the angels of not being truthful. The angels said Adam will cause bloodshed and mischief. The angels were right because Adam (mankind) did sin, even the Qur’ān tells us this as Adam was kicked out of Jannah for what he has done. Let us not forget Allah decreed (caused) Adam to sin, you can read about it in this past article Allah Causes People to Commit Adultery?
Therefore, the angels knew more than Allah because he accused the angels of not being truthful. Yet the angels were correct and knew something Allah didn’t know, even though Allah decreed for Adam to sin, but he busted himself as Allah couldn’t remember what he decreed.
The ayat [2:35] says Adam and his wife were in Paradise, this of course is taken from Genesis in the Bible. You can read the actual story from the Bible also known as Genesis 3 The Fall of Man. In the Qur’ān Shaitan causes them to be kicked out of Paradise and Allah tells them “Get you down” and they are banished from Paradise.
Here’s another contradiction Iblis (Satan) was kicked out of Paradise before Adam and his wife (Eve), how is it Satan is now in Paradise again causing them to sin? Even though the Qur’ān is a jumbled mess of stories we’re told in Qur’ān 38:71—78 that Allah said he was going to create man from clay. Then the angels prostrated themselves before Adam (by the command of Allah) committing shirk, except Iblis (Satan).
Allah asked him “What prevents you from prostrating yourself to one whom I have created with Both My Hands” and Satan responds “I am better than he. You created me from fire, and You created him from clay” Allah then says “Then get out from here; for verily you are outcast And verily My Curse is on you till the Day of Recompense” he (Satan) was kicked out of Jannah.
Here is the contradiction how can Satan cause Adam to sin while Adam was in Paradise when Satan was already kicked out of Paradise? Remember Allah has created stars to shoot at the Jinn who are trying to get close and hear what’s happening in heaven.
How then can Satan who is a Jinn come back to heaven in order to cause Adam to sin? This is a contradiction because this means Allah was not capable of keeping Satan out of heaven with his shooting stars. It’s sad that there are people who can believe this rubbish.
In this article, we presented the fact that Jibril has been given the ability to create according to Muslims, which means there’s more than 1 god in Islam. Even the Qur’ān says Allah is the Best of the creators [23:14] meaning there’s more than 1 creator according to Qur’ān. This is further proof Islam is not a monotheistic religion as Muslims tell us.
Christians only believe in 1 God [Deuteronomy 6:4] we have a future article coming out that will speak about this Lord willing. As we reach out to Muslims in love calling them to come to the Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ who created all things [John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:10]. We ask the Muslims to bring their arguments and let us reason together, that you may come to know the Lord Jesus and be saved. God bless.
1 “The majority of scholars said that this refers to Jibril (peace be upon him), and that Allah called him al-Ruh al-Ameen, Ruh al-Qudus and Jibril.” (Daqaiq al-Tafsir, part 1, p. 310)
If you’re familiar with Muslim Dawah, there’s a Muslim Missionary in Balboa Park in San Diego by the name of Ibn Farooq. He has set up a booth and challenges Christians and others trying to prove that Islam is true. He brings out a marked/tabbed Bible which he uses to try to convince Christians of supposed “contradictions.”
If a Christian makes the claim that Allah doesn’t exist, Muslims say that Allah is mentioned in the Arabic Bible. If Allah of the Qur’ān is the same God of the Bible then we should be able to compare them both and come to the conclusion that they are the same God. But are they?
In this article we’ll do just that, we’re going to look at both the Bible and Qur’ān to see if Allah and Yahweh are the same?
In the Arabic Bible, we have verses such as John 9:35 where the Lord Jesus asked the blind man He healed if he now believes in the Son of God.
In the Arabic Bible, the words are (أَتُؤْمِنُ بِابْنِ اللَّهِ؟) translated “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
What about the most well known Bible verse in the world John 3:16? The God of the Bible has a Son, Jesus Christ. In the Arabic Bible, the words (بَذَلَ ابْنَهُ الْوَ) are translated “gave his Son”.1 That means Muslims agree that Allah has a Son since they want to use the Arabic Bible to prove Allah exists.
If Muslims appeal to the Bible claiming the word Allah used in the Bible means the same God then Muslims must also accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and thereby they refute their own Qur’ān.
Here’s where the Qur’ān contradicts the Bible, it’s well known that Muslims don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God as the Qur’ān says. The Qur’ān says Allah doesn’t beget nor was He begotten.
I would like to see how Muslims reconcile this? You cannot appeal to the Bible claiming we worship the same God and at the same time reject it because remember Sheikh Uthman Ibn Farooq claims they are the same. And the Muslims love Uthman, will they continue to agree with Sheikh Uthman Ibn Farooq?
The Trinity (Bible VS Qur’ān)
Muslims love asking Christians “where in the Bible does it say, Trinity?” This is a valid question and honestly speaking the word Trinity doesn’t appear in the Bible, another word does and that’s Godhead.
Additionally, we have multiple verses which teach the concept of the Trinity.
Matthew 3:16-17 we have a clear view of the Trinity, the Lord Jesus goes to John the Baptist and gets baptised. When this happens the heavens were opened and the Spirit of God came down upon Christ. Lastly, there’s a voice from heaven saying this is my beloved Son, in one moment you have all 3 Persons of the Trinity.
But just as our Muslim friends ask to see the word Trinity in the Bible, can they show us the word Tawheed in the Qur’ān? It doesn’t exist. The word Tawheed means unification NOT oneness as Muslims like to believe.
Even though our friends still say Yahweh is Allah this cannot be true. The God of the Bible is Triune, Allah is not and therefore they cannot be the same.
This Qur’ān verse 5:73 contradicts another verse in the Qur’ān which proves the Trinity, which you’ll see further down (remember Qur’ān 4:82 at the beginning of this article). If these are supposed to be the words of god why are we finding all of these contradictions? The challenge made by Allah falls flat.
Jesus Christ is God (Bible VS Qur’ān)
This is a problematic verse for Muslims because the context is speaking of Jesus Christ as God. We’re told that believers (Christians) in Christ “are And ye are complete in him,” and that Jesus is “the head of all principality and power:”
“Paul here asserts that “all the πληρωμα of the Godhead,” not just certain aspects, dwells in Christ and in bodily form (σωματικως, late and rare adverb, in Plutarch, inscription, here only in N.T.), dwells now in Christ in his glorified humanity (Php 2:9-11 ), “the body of his glory” (τω σωματ της δοξης). The fulness of the God-head was in Christ before the Incarnation (Joh 1:1,18; Php 2:6 ), during the Incarnation (Joh 1:14,18; 1Jo 1:1-3 ). It was the Son of God who came in the likeness of men (Php 2:7 ). Paul here disposes of the Docetic theory that Jesus had no human body as well as the Cerinthian separation between the man Jesus and the aeon Christ. He asserts plainly the deity and the humanity of Jesus Christ in corporeal form. Col 2:10” New Testament Greek scholar AT Robertson in his book Word Pictures In The New Testament.2
The Inflected Greek word is θεότητος (theótitos) stemming from the Root word θεότης (theotēs) and the Root Word of θεότης is θεός (theós).
θεότηςtheótēs, theh-ot’-ace; divinity (abstractly):—godhead. Biblical Usage (deity, the state of being God, Godhead)
The Qur’ān also proves the Trinity and that Jesus is God and Muslims are unaware of this fact in [4:171], we’re here to bust Muhammad and his lying ways. “Christ Jesus” otherwise known as Isa according to Muslims was (1) a messenger of Allah which means he’s a man (2) His Word or the Word of Allah which means uncreated because Muslims believe Allah’s word is eternal (3) and a spirit proceeding from Him this means a spirit proceeding from Allah.
This verse in the Qur’ān is trying to disprove the Trinity but in actuality confirms it. As Isa (“Jesus”) himself is 3, a messenger, His Word and a spirit proceeding from Allah. And since Allah’s Word is not created and he said “Be” (Allah created everything by saying Be) and it was as Muslims believe. That means Isa is not created and Allah created everything through Jesus, and Jesus is a spirit coming from Allah.3 Unless Muslims disagree and want to say Allah’s word is created but they won’t dare to say that.
In this article, we proved that Jesus is the Son of God from the Arabic Bible, that the Trinity is found in the Qur’ān and that Jesus is God. It’s very easy to prove Islam is false and bust Abdools from their own books. We pray for their souls to be saved by coming to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. Leave Islam before it’s too late, the only True God is found in the Bible come to Jesus Christ for everlasting life.
2 New Testament Greek scholar AT Robertson in his book Word Pictures In The New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library 1993., p. 1558).
3 All of the attributes of Allah, may He be exalted, are uncreated; they are eternal, with no beginning. The words of Allah are among these attributes, and that includes the Qur’ān. Therefore the scholars said that the Qur’ān is not created, because it is the words of Allah, and that is one of His attributes. – Islamqa.info (2015, July 20). The Qur’an is the word of Allah, may He be exalted, and is not created Retrieved from https://islamqa.info/en/answers/227441/the-quran-is-the-word-of-allah-may-he-be-exalted-and-is-not-created
Our Muslim friends are at it again, we enjoy showing them the truth time and time again perhaps one day they’ll learn that they don’t know as much as they think they do. Either way, we love Muslims and pray for their salvation. And that brings up something quite hilarious.
On their blog, it reads “A Quiet Place in Cyberspace Dedicated to the Search for Truth and Salvation”, this word comes from the Bible as Christians use it to explain the redemption Christ Jesus has procured for us. Why are Muslims using Christian terminology?
Salvation in Arabic is (خلاص), this word was placed in Google translate, note on the bottom left. It mentions that Christians believe in salvation through faith in Christ. In the Qur’ān the word salvation is not used, you’ll find words like successful, attainment, victory etc. Yusuf Ali primarily had translated words like (الْمُفْلِحِينَ) which means “prosperous” into “salvation”, this is a deceptive translation.
Also provided is the Arabic dictionary as you can see the word (خلاص) and its definition. Therefore, we highly recommend that qnBb changes its title to reflect what Islam teaches.
Don’t expect them to change it because they dabble in deception and want people to think there’s salvation in Islam when in reality there’s none. Even Muhammad didn’t know if he would make it to Jannah, but I digress that this is a topic for another time.
The “Evidence” 2 John 9–11 (Surah Ali ‘Imran 3:28)
This will turn out bad for the Abdools, I hope they’re prepared. In their weak attempt to attack Christianity Muslims grossly misinterpret scriptures in hopes to get people to believe in their false religion. The ignorance of Abdools is on another level!
The unknown author of this letter did not mince words regarding associating with unbelievers. A Christian was forbidden to greet such a person or to let him in his house.
Incorrect, we do know who wrote 2 John. It was the Apostle John the same one who wrote John and 1 John said:
During the last supper in the upper room before Judas Iscariot would leave the company to betray Jesus to the Pharisees, John was sitting close to Christ, he was an eyewitness of all that Jesus Christ did which leads to 1 John 1:1.
The disciple John was part of the inner circle along with Peter and James. The 3 were privy to when Christ revealed His glory on the top of the Mount of Transfiguration. John would have touched, heard, and seen the miracles of Christ personally.
Keywords (emphasis ours): “That which was from the beginning, … we have heard, … seen with our eyes, … we have looked upon, … our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”.
A clear reading of the Gospel of John along with 1st, 2nd 3rd John and Revelation, John provides evidence that the one named the beloved disciple, also known as the disciple whom Jesus loved, is also the author of the named books.
This known phrase “the disciple whom Jesus loved” materialises a total of 5 times in the Gospel of John. This disciple has a prominent role to the extent that Simon Peter asked “Lord, and what shall this man do?” in reference to the beloved disciple’s ministry in John chapter 21.
External evidence for the authorship of 1 John:
Quotes from the Epistle as being authored by John the Apostle are Irenaeus1 in his work against Heresies mentions John by name stating that he taught certain principles namely Jesus as the only begotten Son of God, in which the Father created all things.
Other notable mentions are Clement of Alexandria,2 Tertullian, Origen and his pupil Dionysius who argued for the authorship of Johannine works.
If they understood the background of 2 John they wouldn’t make this grave mistake. The background of 2 John is a continuation of 1 John. The context is Christians who were travelling from house to house, in which Christians would gather for worship and fellowship before the construction of Church buildings. The Apostle John was writing to warn of false teachers who were masquerading as Christians and bringing into the congregation erroneous doctrine.
This is the background of 2 John, with that context in view we can now turn to the passage qnBb brought into question.
2 John 9-11 explains how if an individual comes and teaches false doctrine (like Muhammad) is not welcomed. These false teachers don’t “abide in the doctrine of Christ”, and what is that doctrine? It’s that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God in the flesh, that He died for our sins and rose from the dead for our justification. That we can have salvation through the atoning death of the Lamb of God.
As well as the doctrine of the Trinity (Abdool trigger!), hence John writes stating whoever denies the fact that the Father and the Son collectively are the One True God. We are to not allow them to spread their cancerous doctrine in the assembly.3 Nowhere does it speak about not being friends with non-Christians. The Lord Jesus is called a friend of sinners (Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:34) as followers of Christ we are called to imitate Him.
If someone posing as a Muslim at a Masjid was spreading teachings contrary to Islam they wouldn’t be welcomed. This is the context of 2 John, he’s not telling Christians they cannot be friends with non-Christians. Now let’s bring this into the Qur’ān where Muslims are told not to be friends with non-Muslims. In Surah Al-Ma’idah the words from their god Allah says:
Believers are discouraged in Islam from taking unbelievers as friends, if they do Allah will not help them. And it gets worse. Allah commands Muslims to not be friends with people who don’t believe in Allah.
According to their Qur’ān Muslims are not allowed to take Jews or Christians as friends. It’s plain and simple, they try to add the word “war” etc. This verse mentions nothing about war, it has to do with a person’s BELIEF because they are not a Muslim, therefore, it’s not allowed to be friends with them.4 This is why the Qur’ān says if you do then you are one of them, in other words no longer a Muslim.
Here’s the Tafsir (emphasis ours):
(Let not the believers take) the believers ought not to take [the hypocrites:] ‘Abdullah Ibn Ubayy and his companions [and] (disbelievers) the Jews (for their friends) so as to become mighty and honourable (in preference to believers) who are sincere. (Whoso doeth that) seeking might and honour [by taking the hypocrites and disbelievers as friends] (hath no connection with Allah) has no honour, mercy or protection from Allah (unless (it be) that ye but guard yourselves against them) save yourselves from them, (taking (as it were) security) saving yourselves from them by speaking in a friendly way towards them with, while your hearts dislikes this. (Allah bideth you beware (only) of Himself) regarding the shunning of unlawful killing, unlawful sex, unlawful property, consuming intoxicants, false testimony and associating partners with Allah. (Unto Allah is the journeying) the return after death.5
Tafsir Ibn ‘Abbas
The donkeys at qnBb are unaware the homes spoken of by John are house churches. Christians gathered in different homes to worship and learn doctrine spoken of by the Lord Jesus passed on to His Apostles, and to the disciples. The 2nd Epistle of John is a letter warning the believers of the Gnostics who claimed “secret knowledge”, John was against their false teachings as they denied Christ came in the flesh.
The muta’h boys are arguing for heretical teaching. The Gnostics taught Jesus didn’t come in the flesh, that’s a direct rejection of the Qur’ān as this would deny that Isa came in the flesh. It’s hilarious they quote the church fathers as if they’re saying Christians cannot be friends with non-Christians.
The context is not to fellowship with those who teach erroneous doctrines masquerading as a Christian when they’re anything but. Cults such as Arianism, and Sabellianism are against orthodox Christianity.
It’s in this context the church fathers are read, when done so it’s clear to see they’re against cult teachings not people. Looking at the quotes in light of people like Jehovah’s Witnesses who teach Jesus is not God (Arianism), Oneness Pentecostals who say Jesus and the Father are the same Person (Sabellianism) or Mormons who teach Christ is one of many gods (polytheism).6
Tertullian: “Although we ought to be seeking at all times, where ought we to seek? Among the heretics, where all is foreign and opposed to our truth, with whom we are forbidden to associate?”
Ambrose of Milan: “Since it is written that we should avoid such people, how can we not assume that someone who associates with Arians is also an exponent of their heresy?”
Hilary of Arles: “Here you see an example of excommunication in the New Testament, both from table fellowship at home and from table fellowship in church.”
Irenaeus of Lyons: “By wishing that we do not even give them a welcome, John, the Lord’s disciple, made their condemnation even stronger.”
Clement of Alexandria: “John forbids us to greet such people or to offer them hospitality, which in the circumstances is not at all unkind. But he also warns us not to argue or dispute with people who are unable to handle the things of God, lest we should be taken away from the true doctrine by clever arguments which have the appearance of truth. Furthermore, I think that it is wrong to pray with such people, because during times of prayer there is a moment for greeting and sharing the peace.”
Didymus the Blind: “Anyone who dwells in the doctrine of the gospel and who acts according to its teaching will separate himself from those who think and act differently.”
The Abdools then said:
“… we saved the best for last. Basil “The Great” plainly stated that Christians cannot be “friends” with non-Christians. …”
Let’s be clear Christians follow Jesus Christ, not the church fathers or anyone else, qnBb mentions Basil “The Great” (emphasis ours):
“It is obvious that those who make friends of people who SPEAK FALSELY about God and who even eat with them do not love the Lord who made them and who feeds them. Instead of being content with that food they are led away into blasphemy against the one who feeds them.”
Basil “The Great”
I guess qnBb likes people speaking falsely about Allah their god. Perhaps they can take a few non-Muslims out to dinner who speak against Islam unless qnBb are hypocrites and won’t prove otherwise?
The “Evidence” 1 Corinthians 5:9–11
Thank you muta’h boys for a good laugh, it was fun! Muslim ignorance rears its ugly head again, 1 Corinthians 5:9–11 is speaking about someone who’s in fellowship in a local assembly. In other words, a Christian who is going around practising sin, as Christians we cannot tolerate sin among the fellowship of believers and the offending party is to be put out of assembly fellowship.
By doing so these sinful practices will not spread to the rest of the believers. As it’s said leaven corrupts and spreads like yeast in bread. The Lord Jesus said, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod” (Mark 8:15).
And in keeping in context with 1 Corinthians Paul the apostle said: “Your glorying [is] not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened [bread] of sincerity and truth.” (1 Corinthians 5:6-8).
Garland in his exegetical commentary on the New Testament draws from the text, that the Corinthians had a problem in the church. There was an incident of an individual who committed incest with his father’s wife, this sin was unacceptable but the believers in the Corinthian church didn’t confront the man, thereby being complacent. Paul rebukes them saying this should not have happened.7
Muhammad on the other hand committed all sorts of sexual sins, he had sex with a minor as a child paedophile (Sahih al-Bukhari 5133), any believing woman can give herself to the prophet for sex (Quran 33:50).
Muhammad contradicted himself because he said in the book of Jame’ Alsag’er (Imam Al-Soiuty), Hadith 2994: “Any woman, [if] she gives herself to a man to marry him without her father’s, or man of the house’s permission, she is a whore”
Jame’ Alsag’er (Imam Al-Soiuty), Hadith 2994
Comparing this to 33:50 we have to ask the question, how can the woman, who gives herself to marry a man be a whore, but the woman who gives herself to Muhammad be a good/pious woman? Challenge give one woman’s name who became a wife to Muhammad by giving herself to him. None of his wives gave herself to him as there’s no such thing as marriage in Islam. Proof Muhammad was a sexually immoral man.
The truth is that Muslims worship an immoral man called Muhammad which means “the praised one”, how can a sinful man be praised? As a Christian, the only One who gets praised is God alone. The black stone smoochers love sin and are hypocritical, these are traits from Satan himself because that’s who Allah is. We can only continue to provide evidence from their own sources, showing them how sinful their prophet is, a man who allowed sexual immorality, lying, killing, extortion and a whole slew of other sinful practices.
We’ll close out this article with the words of their “god” Allah, notice how Allah wants to spread terror into the hearts of unbelievers. That’s not all he wants Muslims to smite people on the neck and cut off their fingertips.
What god commands such wickedness? Allah must love chicken fingers, maybe we should get him a bucket of KFC? Come to Christ our Muslim friends, the Lord Jesus knocks will you invite Him in? (Revelation 3:20)
And Allah (Shameful and Perish He’ll be) doesn’t know best!
1 “Further, they teach that John, the disciple of the Lord, indicated the first Ogdoad, expressing themselves in these words: John, the disciple of the Lord, wishing to set forth the origin of all things, so as to explain how the Father produced the whole, lays down a certain principle,—that, namely, which was first-begotten by God, which Being he has termed both the only-begotten Son and God, in whom the Father, after a seminal manner, brought forth all things.” Irenaeus of Lyons, “Irenæus against Heresies, 1.8.5.” in The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus, ed. Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe, vol. 1, The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company, 1885), 328.
2 ”Peter having preached the word publicly at Rome, and by the Spirit proclaimed the Gospel, those who were present, who were numerous, entreated Mark, inasmuch as he had attended him from an early period, and remembered what had been said, to write down what had been spoken. On his composing the Gospel, he handed it to those who had made the request to him; which coming to Peter’s knowledge, he neither hindered nor encouraged. But John, the last of all, seeing that what was corporeal was set forth in the Gospels, on the entreaty of his intimate friends, and inspired by the Spirit, composed a spiritual Gospel.” Clement of Alexandria, “Fragments of Clemens Alexandrinus,” in Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire), ed. Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe, trans. William Wilson, vol. 2, The Ante-Nicene Fathers (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Company, 1885), 580.
3 “Such hospitality was open to easy abuse, however. There was the false teacher, on the one hand, who yet posed as a Christian: should hospitality be extended to him? And there was the more obvious mountebank, the false prophet with false credentials, who was dominated less by the creed he had to offer than by the material profit and free board and lodging he hoped to gain. It is against this background that we must read the Second and Third Epistles of John, for in them the Elder issues instructions concerning whom to welcome and whom to refuse, and why. Genuine Christian missionaries, he writes, maybe recognized both by the message they bring and by the motive which inspires them. If they faithfully proclaim the doctrine of Christ (cf. 2 Jn. 7), and if they have set out not for filthy lucre but for the sake of His name (3 Jn. 7), then they should both be received and helped forward on their journey ‘as befits God’s service (3 Jn. 6, RSV)” Stott JRW. The Letters of John: An Introduction and Commentary. 2nd ed. (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press; 1988), p. 199