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The Bible Declares:

"I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)"

  

Also, Prophet Muhammad Said:

لهدم الكعبة حجرا حجرا أهون من قتل المسلم 

"Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much easier upon Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a single Believing Muslim." (Source)

We worship GOD Almighty in the direction of His Grand Temple/House.  We never worship the Temple/House itself.  The Bible's Prophets in the Bible also had a "House of GOD Almighty" that they worshiped Him in.  Also, the Jews' wailing wall today is a similar example to the Muslims' Kaaba, where the Jews pray to GOD Almighty facing the wall.  And again, the Bible also says:

"I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)"

GOD Almighty's Holy Temple in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca.

Also visit: The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

*** The Bible also called the path to Mecca "THE PATH OF HOLINESS" ***

 

 

 

The following is from: How is bowing to the Kaaba IS NOT bowing to an idol, thus making Islam pagan???
  

Question:  Explain to me how bowing to the Kaaba IS NOT bowing in worship and adoration to the cubic black building there, thus making Islam an idol-worshiping religion???

Answer:  First of all, please visit this link, http://www.answering-christianity.com/kaaba.htm, to see how in the previous Scriptures, all Prophets of GOD Almighty bowed down to Him, the Almighty, in the direction of His Holy Temple or House.  It's all over the Bible and outside the Bible.  Here is an example from the Bible:

"I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.  (From the NIV Bible, Psalm 138:2)"

To simply put it:  You must bow down in humility to GOD Almighty.  That's a must and a given.  So, you must physically bow down somewhere, and naturally to some direction!  If you were to do it right now, you would be bowing towards a random direction.  Your physical presence on earth forces this upon you as a prostrating Believer to GOD Almighty, whether you like it or not.  The bowing down to GOD Almighty in the direction of the Kaaba, or the city of Mecca in general, is a way to unify all Muslims to bow down to GOD Almighty, as one body and one unity, towards one direction and towards His Holy Temple.

As to worshiping the cubic black building, the Kaaba, we absolutely do not worship it.  The Prophet of Islam said that the spilling OF A SINGLE DROP OF BLOOD from a Believer is more dearer to Allah Almighty than the demolishing of the entire Kaaba.  In other words, a single drop of blood from a Muslim Believer is more dearer to Allah Almighty than the entire black cubic building:

لهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون من قتل المسلم‏
   
"Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim." (Source)

So it is not something we worship.  It is only a point and a direction that brings us together as one.  Again, visit the link that I provided above.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

  

The Bible's Sacred Idols in the OT and NT praised by both GOD Almighty and Jesus!

In Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they're in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

Read the article below for ample more verses, analysis and details.

  

  

  

Q11-  If Islam is so against any form of idol worship, why do they bow to the kaaba? Why do they call it God's House? Do they believe He lives there?

The sections of this article are:

1-  The House/Temple of GOD Almighty in the Noble Quran and the Bible.
2-  But aren't Muslims still physically bowing down to the Kaaba itself?

      (a)-  The blood of a Muslim Believer is more precious than the entire Kaaba! pulsar.gif (2171 bytes)

      (b)-  In Christianity, the temple is Holy.  See pictures of GOD Almighty by these infidels!

              (i)-  The Bible's Holiest Temple has idols of creatures made of gold in it. pulsar.gif (2171 bytes) pulsar.gif (2171 bytes)
              (ii)- The portraits of Jesus Christ and GOD Almighty are also images and idols!
              (iii)-  The Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, is closer in similarity to the Bible's Holiest Temple!
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3-  What is the difference then between the hindu idols and the Kaba?
4-  What about the black stone near the Kaaba?  How sacred is it?

  • NASA confirms that the black stone was indeed sent from space.
  • 5-  Is the Jews' wailing wall idol worship?
    6-  The Islamic Rituals of Worship are all supported in the Bible.
    7-  Islam is GOD Almighty's One and Original Faith to mankind, even according to the Bible!
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    -  Conclusion.

      

      

      

    1-  The House/Temple of GOD Almighty in the Noble Quran and the Bible:

    To help the Jewish and Christian reader understand the Islamic way of Worship better, I'd like to first present the following from the Bible:

    Psalm 138:2
    I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.

    GOD Almighty's Holy Temple in Islam is the Kaaba in Mecca.


    Genesis 28:16-18
    16 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."
    17 He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven."
    18 Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.

    Judges 20:18
    18 The Israelites went up to Bethel (the House of GOD in Hebrew) and inquired of God. They said, "Who of us shall go first to fight against the Benjamites?" The LORD replied, "Judah shall go first."

    1 Chronicles 6:47-49
    47 the son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.
    48 Their fellow Levites were assigned to all the other duties of the tabernacle, the house of God.
    49 But Aaron and his descendants were the ones who presented offerings on the altar of burnt offering and on the altar of incense in connection with all that was done in the Most Holy Place, making atonement for Israel, in accordance with all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.


    "Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  'Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;   (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)"


    As we clearly see, the "House of GOD"Almighty is mentioned in both the Bible and the Noble Quran.  The Prostration to GOD Almighty in either His House or in the direction of His House (if you live far away) is the most proper way of Worship according to both the Bible and the Noble Quran.

    As we also clearly see, the House of GOD Almighty was mentioned in the Bible first.  The Kaba or Kaaba (the black cube building in Saudi Arabia) is basically the symbolic point on earth (His House) that GOD Almighty Chose to have all of His True Believers meet Him through bowing down their faces in humility down to the ground before Him.

    The actual bricks and cement that make up the Kaaba are not holy. 

     

    They are no more holier than the bricks and cement that we see on regular basis in the towns that we live in.

     

    While it is true that many ignorant and illiterate Muslims might incline toward idol worship and do consider the actual Kaaba as a very sacred thing to a point where they would go as far as rubbing their bodies against it to get "blessings", but these people are not representing the True picture of Islam.  If a person worships the Kaaba itself, then he/she becomes an idol worshiper:

    "Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  'Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;  (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)"

    "Say: 'O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)!    Come to common terms as between us and you:  That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.'  If then they turn back, say ye: 'Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).'  (The Noble Quran, 3:64)"

    "God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. (The Noble Quran, 4:48)"

    "Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend.  (The Noble Quran, 4:125)"

    The Kaaba is only the House of GOD Almighty and is the meeting place for us to meet the Almighty LORD by bowing down our faces in humility down to the ground before Him in that direction. 

     

    GOD Almighty Chose that spot on earth to be the meeting place with Him, because It is His Grand Temple.

     

    We Worship Allah Almighty in His House/Temple.  We never worship the Temple itself.

     

    Since Allah Almighty ordered Abraham the father of Ishmael and Isaac peace be upon them to build the Kaaba, people called it the House of GOD Almighty, and it became the direction for us to bow down to Allah Almighty in worship:

    "Behold!  We gave the site, To Abraham, of the (Sacred) House (i.e., the Kaaba), (Saying):  'Associate not anything (In worship) with Me; And sanctify My House For those who compass it round, Or stand up, Or bow, or prostrate themselves (Therein in prayer).  And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;  (The Noble Quran, 22:26-27)"

    So when Muslims prostrate to Allah Almighty, they prostrate in the direction that is as close as possible to Him.  It was also prophesied in the Noble Quran that people from all over the world would come to the city of Mecca (where the Kaaba is located) for pilgrimage.

    Please visit: The detailed story of how the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael peace be upon them.

    During the early days of Islam, the Muslims were commanded to bow down to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Farthest Mosque (Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa) in Jerusalem, because it was the Holiest Mosque/Temple to worship Allah Almighty in back since it was not defiled with idols.  Allah Almighty then commanded Prophet Muhammad to order the Muslims to prostrate to Allah Almighty in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca, because it was the House of GOD Almighty which was built by Prophet Abraham peace be upon him (mentioned also in the Bible), and because after the Muslims liberated Mecca in a 10,000 men army (this event was prophesied in the Bible), they cleaned the Kaaba from all idols.

    Please also visit: The Bible also called the path to Mecca "THE PATH OF HOLINESS".

      

      

    2-  But aren't Muslims still physically bowing down to the Kaaba itself?

    We've already seen the "House of GOD"Almighty in both the Bible and the Noble Quran above.  We've seen how the Prostration to GOD Almighty in either His House or in the direction of His House (if you live far away) is the most proper way of Worship.

    Again, to help the Jewish and Christian reader understand the Islamic point better, I'd like to present the following from the Bible:

    Numbers 24:3-5
    3 and he uttered his oracle: "The oracle of Balaam son of Beor, the oracle of one whose eye sees clearly,
    4 the oracle of one who hears the words of God, who sees a vision from the Almighty, who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
    5 "How beautiful are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!

    Deuteronomy 9:17-19
    17 So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes.
    18 Then once again I fell prostrate before the LORD for forty days and forty nights; I ate no bread and drank no water, because of all the sin you had committed, doing what was evil in the LORD's sight and so provoking him to anger.
    19 I feared the anger and wrath of the LORD, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you. But again the LORD listened to me.

    Deuteronomy 9:25
    25 I lay prostrate before the LORD those forty days and forty nights because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

    1 Kings 18:39
    39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD -he is God! The LORD -he is God!"

    Even Jesus, peace be upon him, bowed down to Allah Almighty the Islamic way:
    "Going a little farther, he [Jesus] fell with his face to the ground and prayed, 'My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.  Yet not as I will, but as you will.'  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 26:39)" 

    When Muslims bow down to Allah Almighty in worship at their homes, they do not for instance bow down to the sofa, or to the pair of shoes, or to the table, or to the wall, or to the door, or to the TV, or to any object that is in front of them in their homes.  They bow down to Allah Almighty only, regardless what's in front of them AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT WORSHIPING THAT OBJECT.  The Kaaba is the same thing.  We do not bow down to it in worship in any shape or form.  We bow down only to Allah Almighty in its direction because it is His Appointed House where He symbolically meets His Servants and True Believers.

    The Kaaba makes the millions of Muslims all over the world Pray to Allah Almighty as one unified community.

     

    The direction of the Kaaba not only unifies the Muslims, but it also maximizes the Glorification and Praising of GOD Almighty.

    It maximizes the Glorification of GOD Almighty, because in the 5-daily Prayers, it is not only the individual who is Praising GOD, but also the millions of the Muslims world-wide (who are on the same time) are doing it almost simultaneously as if they were ONE CLOSE COMMUNITY.

     

    Now in regards to whether Allah Almighty living there or not, no we do not believe that Allah Almighty lives there.  Allah Almighty is unlimited and is every where.

    By the way, the Orthodox Jews too bow down to GOD Almighty in worship.  Below is a picture of how Jews worship Allah Almighty:

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    (a)-  The blood of a Muslim Believer is more precious than the entire Kaaba!

    Some anti-Islamics tried to compare the Muslims' bowing towards the Kaaba to the hindus' deification and glorification of their stones, by making idol gods and holy temples for these gods out of them.  Islam is far from this!

    The hindus glorification of stones and rocks is not Islamic.  We do not worship neither the Kaaba nor the black stone.  In fact Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said in his famous saying that:

    لهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون من قتل المسلم‏
      
    "Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim." (Source)

    Why should this be of any surprise, when Allah Almighty had brought down all of the Angels under the feet of the human-believers when He commanded them to bow down to Adam?

    So no, we do not worship rocks and stones.

      

    (b)-  In Christianity, the Temple is Holy:

    Matthew 23:16-22
    16 "Woe to you, blind guides! You say, 'If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.'
    17 You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?
    18 You also say, 'If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.'
    19 You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?
    20 Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
    21 And he who swears by the temple swears by it and by the one who dwells in it.
    22 And he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one who sits on it.

    This is another example of why Christianity is full of corruption.  No temple should be holy enough to equate it with GOD Almighty.  By you swearing by the temple and by GOD Almighty, you are in essence making them both equal.  This is a form of idol-worship.  Notice how even Jesus himself said that the temple makes the gold that is in it sacred, and for the altar also making the gift sacred.

    These verses are some of the reasons why you see 'holy idols' of Jesus, Mary, the Angels, and even GOD Almighty (!) in all of the Christians' churches.  The Church, as an object, is a holy place to them - so holy that they could and would swear by it.  And these idol-objects become holy by the Church.

    Please visit:  Allah Almighty delcared the false religion of christianity to be no more than a man-made religion of "conjecture".

    Here are some of the blasphemous pictures that these infidels put in their churches about GOD Almighty Himself:

    (Click on any of the images to enlarge)

    (Catholics and NON-Catholic portraits)

    See also Jesus having long hair is considered stupid by Paul.

      

    (i)-  The Bible's Holiest Temple has idols of creatures that are made of gold in it!

      

    From www.answering-christianity.com/abrogation_in_bible.htm:
      

    1- Making Idols and even considering them Holy: Allowed or Not?

    Not Allowed:

    "1God said to the people of Israel: 2I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves. 3Do not worship any god except me. 4Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 5Don't bow down and worship idols. I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 6But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations." (CEV Bible, Exodus 20:1-6)

    "1Moses called together the people of Israel and said: Today I am telling you the laws and teachings that you must follow, so listen carefully. 2The LORD our God made an agreement with our nation at Mount Sinai. 3That agreement wasn't only with [b] our ancestors but with us, who are here today. 4The LORD himself spoke to you out of the fire, 5but you were afraid of the fire and refused to go up the mountain. So I spoke with the LORD for you, then I told you that he had said: 6I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves. 7Do not worship any god except me. 8Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 9Don't bow down and worship idols. I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me and worship idols, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 10But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations." (CEV Bible, Deuteronomy 5:1-10)

    "Respect your father and your mother, honor the Sabbath, and don't make idols or images. I am the LORD your God." (CEV Bible, Leviticus 19:3)

    "[ Blessings for Obeying the LORD ] [ The LORD said: ] I am the LORD your God! So don't make or worship any sort of idols or images." (CEV Bible, Leviticus 26:1)

    Allowed with Jesus' Confirmation as well!

    "1The LORD said to Moses: 2Tell everyone in Israel who wants to give gifts that they must bring them to you. 3Here is a list of what you are to collect: Gold, silver, and bronze; 4blue, purple, and red wool; fine linen; goat hair; 5tanned ram skins; fine leather; acacia wood; 6olive oil for the lamp; sweet-smelling spices to mix with the oil for dedicating the tent and ordaining the priests; 7and onyx [a] stones for the sacred vest and the breastpiece. 8I also want them to build a special place where I can live among my people. 9Make it and its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. The LORD said to Moses: 10Tell the people to build a chest of acacia wood forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 11Cover it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the lid. 12Make four gold rings and fasten one of them to each of the four legs of the chest. 13Make two poles of acacia wood. Cover them with gold 14and put them through the rings, so the chest can be carried by the poles. 15Don't ever remove the poles from the rings. 16When I give you the Ten Commandments written on two flat stones, put them inside the chest. 17Cover the lid of the chest with pure gold. 18-19Then hammer out two winged creatures of pure gold and fasten them to the lid at the ends of the chest. 20The creatures must face each other with their wings spread over the chest. 21Inside it place the two flat stones with the Ten Commandments and put the gold lid on top of the chest. 22I will meet you there between the two creatures and tell you what my people must do and what they must not do. The LORD said: 23Make a table of acacia wood thirty-six inches long, eighteen inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 24-25Cover it with pure gold and put a gold edging around it with a border three inches wide. 26Make four gold rings and attach one to each of the legs 27-28near the edging. The poles for carrying the table are to be placed through these rings and are to be made of acacia wood covered with gold. 29-30The table is to be kept in the holy place, and the sacred loaves of bread must always be put on it. All bowls, plates, jars, and cups for wine offerings are to be made of pure gold and set on this table. The LORD said: 31Make a lampstand of pure gold. The whole lampstand, including its decorative flowers, must be made from a single piece of hammered gold 32with three branches on each of its two sides. 33There are to be three decorative almond blossoms on each branch 34and four on the stem. 35There must also be a blossom where each pair of branches comes out from the stem. 36The lampstand, including its branches and decorative flowers, must be made from a single piece of hammered pure gold. 37The lamp on the top and those at the end of each of its six branches must be made so as to shine toward the front of the lampstand. 38The tongs and trays for taking care of the lamps are to be made of pure gold. 39The lampstand and its equipment will require seventy-five pounds of pure gold, 40and they must be made according to the pattern I showed you on the mountain." (CEV Bible, Exodus 25:1-40)

    "1Bezalel built a chest of acacia wood forty-five inches long, twenty-seven inches wide, and twenty-seven inches high. 2He covered it inside and out with pure gold and put a gold edging around the top. 3He made four gold rings and fastened one of them to each of the four legs of the chest. 4Then he made two poles of acacia wood, covered them with gold, 5and put them through the rings, so the chest could be carried by the poles. 6The entire lid of the chest, which was also covered with pure gold, was the place of mercy. 7-9On each of the two ends of the chest he made a winged creature of hammered gold. They faced each other, and their wings covered the place of mercy." (CEV Bible, Exodus 37:1-9)

    "1Furnish the sacred tent with curtains made from ten pieces of the finest linen. They must be woven with blue, purple, and red wool and embroidered with figures of winged creatures. 2Make each piece fourteen yards long and two yards wide 3and sew them together into two curtains with five sections each. 4-6Put fifty loops of blue cloth along one of the wider sides of each curtain, then fasten the two curtains at the loops with fifty gold hooks. 7-8As the material for the tent, use goat hair to weave eleven sections fifteen yards by two yards each. 9Sew five of the sections together to make one panel. Then sew the other six together to make a second panel, and fold the sixth section double over the front of the tent. 10Put fifty loops along one of the wider sides of each panel 11and fasten the two panels at the loops with fifty bronze hooks. 12-13The panel of goat hair will be a yard longer than the tent itself, so fold half a yard of the material behind the tent and on each side as a protective covering. 14Make two more coverings--one with ram skins dyed red and the other with fine leather. The LORD said: The Framework for the Sacred Tent 15Build a framework of acacia wood for the walls of the sacred tent. 16Each frame is to be fifteen feet high and twenty-seven inches wide 17with two wooden pegs near the bottom. 18-21Place two silver stands under each frame with sockets for the pegs, so the frames can be joined together. Twenty of these frames are to be used along the south side and twenty more along the north." (CEV Bible, Exodus 26:1-20)

    "8-9The skilled workers got together to make the sacred tent and its linen curtains woven with blue, purple, and red wool and embroidered with figures of winged creatures. Each of the ten panels was fourteen yards long and two yards wide, 10and they were sewn together to make two curtains with five panels each. 11-13Then fifty loops of blue cloth were put along one of the wider sides of each curtain, and the two curtains were fastened together at the loops with fifty gold hooks. 14-15As the material for the tent, goat hair was used to weave eleven sections fifteen yards by two yards each. 16These eleven sections were joined to make two panels, one with five and the other with six sections. 17Fifty loops were put along one of the wider sides of each panel, 18and the two panels were fastened at the loops with fifty bronze hooks. 19Two other coverings were made--one with fine leather and the other with ram skins dyed red." (CEV Bible, Exodus 36:8-19)

    "11The LORD told Solomon: 12-13If you obey my commands and do what I say, I will keep the promise I made to your father David. I will live among my people Israel in this temple you are building, and I will not desert them. 14So Solomon's workers finished building the temple. 15The floor of the temple was made out of pine, and the walls were lined with cedar from floor to ceiling. 16The most holy place was in the back of the temple, and it was thirty feet square. Cedar boards standing from floor to ceiling separated it from the rest of the temple. 17The temple's main room was sixty feet long, and it was in front of the most holy place. 18The inside walls were lined with cedar to hide the stones, and the cedar was decorated with carvings of gourds and flowers. 19The sacred chest was kept in the most holy place. 20-22This room was thirty feet long, thirty feet wide, and thirty feet high, and it was lined with pure gold. There were also gold chains across the front of the most holy place. The inside of the temple, as well as the cedar altar in the most holy place, was covered with gold. 23Solomon had two statues of winged creatures made from olive wood to put in the most holy place. Each creature was fifteen feet tall 24-26and fifteen feet across. They had two wings, and the wings were seven and a half feet long. 27Solomon put them next to each other in the most holy place. Their wings were spread out and reached across the room. 28The creatures were also covered with gold. 29The walls of the two rooms were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. 30Even the floor was covered with gold. 31-32The two doors to the most holy place were made out of olive wood and were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. The doors and the carvings were covered with gold. The door frame came to a point at the top. 33-34The two doors to the main room of the temple were made out of pine, and each one had two sections so they could fold open. The door frame was shaped like a rectangle and was made out of olive wood. 35The doors were covered with gold and were decorated with carvings of palm trees, flowers, and winged creatures. 36The inner courtyard of the temple had walls made out of three layers of cut stones with one layer of cedar beams. 37Work began on the temple during Ziv, the second month of the year, four years after Solomon became king of Israel. 38Seven years later the workers finished building it during Bul, the eighth month of the year. It was built exactly as it had been planned." (CEV Bible, 1 Kings 6:11-38)

    "1-2Solomon's workers began building the temple in Jerusalem on the second day of the second month, four years after Solomon had become king of Israel. It was built on Mount Moriah where the LORD had appeared to David at the threshing place that had belonged to Araunah from Jebus. 3The inside of the temple was ninety feet long and thirty feet wide, according to the older standards. 4Across the front of the temple was a porch thirty feet wide and thirty feet high. The inside walls of the porch were covered with pure gold. 5Solomon had the inside walls of the temple's main room paneled first with pine and then with a layer of gold, and he had them decorated with carvings of palm trees and designs that looked like chains. 6He used precious stones to decorate the temple, and he used gold imported from Parvaim 7to decorate the ceiling beams, the doors, the door frames, and the walls. Solomon also had the workers carve designs of winged creatures into the walls. 8The most holy place was thirty feet square, and its walls were covered with almost twenty-five tons of fine gold. 9More than a pound of gold was used to cover the heads of the nails. The walls of the small storage rooms were also covered with gold. 10Solomon had two statues of winged creatures made to put in the most holy place, and he covered them with gold. 11-13Each creature had two wings and was fifteen feet from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other wing. Solomon set them next to each other in the most holy place, facing the doorway. Their wings were spread out and reached all the way across the thirty foot room. 14A curtain was made of fine linen woven with blue, purple, and red wool, and embroidered with designs of winged creatures. 15Two columns were made for the entrance to the temple. Each one was fifty-two feet tall and had a cap on top that was seven and a half feet high. 16The top of each column was decorated with designs that looked like chains and with a hundred carvings of pomegranates. 17Solomon had one of the columns placed on the south side of the temple's entrance; it was called Jachin. The other one was placed on the north side of the entrance; it was called Boaz." (CEV Bible, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17)

    Jesus' Confirmation of the Holiness of the Idols:

    "16You are in for trouble! You are supposed to lead others, but you are blind. You teach that it doesn't matter if a person swears by the temple. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gold in the temple. 17You blind fools! Which is greater, the gold or the temple that makes the gold sacred? 18You also teach that it doesn't matter if a person swears by the altar. But you say that it does matter if someone swears by the gift on the altar. 19Are you blind? Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20Anyone who swears by the altar also swears by everything on it. 21And anyone who swears by the temple also swears by God, who lives there. 22To swear by heaven is the same as swearing by God's throne and by the one who sits on that throne." (CEV Bible, Matthew 23:16-22)

    The sacred gold here is anything and everything in the temple that is made of gold.  This certainly includes the Winged Creatures that are made of gold in the temple as well.

    So what do we see?

    In Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  We also read about winged creatures images and idols used to decorating much of the temple's curtains and places.  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they're in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

    It is indisputably clear that the Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible's Holiest Temple!

      

    Isaiah 41:29
    See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.

    "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4)"

    "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Mark 12:29)"

    ""Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good–except God alone."   (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)"

    "God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 23:19)"

    "Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.  (The Noble Quran, 112:1-4)"

    Indeed, Jesus Christ, the man, is only a Messenger from Allah Almighty, and he was never crucified.  Isaiah 53 and Psalm 91 are discussed in great details in this link.

     

    Yet, Christians (Catholics and NON-Catholics) DARE to make images and portraits of Allah Almighty Himself

    along with images of Angels, Christ, Mary and others.

      

    Again, please visit: Jesus having long hair is considered stupid by Paul.

      

    (ii)-  But the portraits are not images and idols?!

    Many many Christians are so superficial in their thinking that they believe that those portraits and graven idols of Allah Almighty and the other creations of Allah Almighty are not the idols and images that the Old Testament verses, above, prohibited.

    My response:

    This is quite ridiculous and absurd at best!  What is it that is impossible to comprehend about whenever you dare to draw or carve a picture or object of Allah Almighty, you are in actuality creating an idol to worship?

    Is this how Allah Almighty really looks like?

    How are these pictures supposed to be in harmony with these verses:

    Exodus 20:4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below."

    Leviticus 26:1 " 'Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God."

    I say quit this blasphemy that is called christianity, because it is no more than a man-made conjecture, as Allah Almighty specifically called this false religion in the Glorious Quran!

    Again, for more verses and details, please visit: Do Muslims really worship the Kaaba?

    Also visit: The Overwhelming Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran.

      

      

    (iii)-  The Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible's Holiest Temple!

    I honestly don't see how this statement is false!  Again, in Exodus 25:1-40, Exodus 37:1-9, Exodus 26:1-20, Exodus 36:8-19, 1 Kings 6:19-38, 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 in the Bible, we read about gigantic sacred winged creatures (birds, lairs or big dragons) being made in the Holiest Temple of GOD Almighty, and were placed in the most holy place and also in the place of mercy!  They are so holy that GOD Almighty was going to meet Moses in between them!  How is this not idol worship?  We also read about winged creatures images and idols used to decorating much of the temple's curtains and places.  Jesus also said that they are sacred because they're in the temple (the gold is made sacred because it is in the temple: Matthew 23:16-22).  The Arab pagans, before Islam, also had idols that they considered very holy!  But Islam came and smashed all of them and cleaned the House of Allah Almighty (the Temple of GOD Almighty) from all of them.  The Bible, however, remains paganistic for considering idols made of wood and gold in the temple to be holy.  Yet, in Exodus 20:1-6, Deuteronomy 5:1-10 we are forbidden from building any image that resembles any creature, whether in Heaven or on earth!  How can anybody explain this fundamental contradiction?

    It is indisputably clear that the Kaaba during pagan times, with all the idols that were inside it and around it, was closer in similarity to the current Bible's Holiest Temple!

    Again, please visit: The Bible also called the path to Mecca "THE PATH OF HOLINESS".

      

      

    3-  What is the difference then between the hindu idols and the Kaba?

    The comparison is an unfair one because while the Muslims bow down to GOD Almighty and only to GOD Almighty in Worship, the hindus pray to and glorify their idols.  They address them as "your divinity" and "your holiness".  That's clearly idol worship!  You must never confuse the House of GOD Almighty, where GOD and His Servants meet, with the man-made idols and statues.  Allah Almighty Said:

    "For ye do worship idols besides God, and ye invent falsehood. The things that ye worship besides God have no power to give you sustenance: then seek ye sustenance from God, serve Him, and be grateful to Him: to Him will be your return.  (The Noble Quran, 29:17)"

    "And he said: "For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides God, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help.(The Noble Quran, 29:25)"

    "And they set up (idols) as equal to God, to mislead (men) from the Path! Say: "Enjoy (your brief power)! But verily ye are making straightway for Hell!(The Noble Quran, 14:30)"

    "Remember Abraham said: "O my Lord! make this city one of peace and security: and preserve me and my sons from worshipping idols.  (The Noble Quran, 14:35)"

     

    The Muslims on the hand are not idol worshipers.  And neither were the Bible's Prophets (including Jesus), peace be upon them, who prostrated to GOD Almighty.

     

    There is a difference between worshiping GOD Almighty in the direction of His House, and putting idols and praying to them.

     

    Let's not forget also that the hindus' and the buddhists' idols are statues.  The same also for those who worship the fire, sun, moon, stars, etc...  Allah Almighty Said:

    "Among His Sings are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.  (The Noble Quran, 41:37)"

    "They ask thee Concerning the New Moons.   Say:   They are but signs To mark fixed periods of time In (the affairs of) men, And for Pilgrimage.  It is no virtue if ye enter the houses from the back:  It is virtue if ye fear Allah.  Enter houses Through the proper doors:  And fear Allah:   That ye may prosper.  (The Noble Quran, 2:189)"

      

      

    4-  What about the black stone near the Kaaba?  How sacred is it?

    The black stone is like the bricks and cement that make up the Kaaba.  It is not holy at all and is not worshiped in any shape or form.  The black stone is nothing but a Heavenly object (an asteroid) that GOD Almighty descended on earth to determine the exact location of where His House was going to be built by Abraham and his son Ishmael, peace be upon them.

      

    NASA'S CONFIRMATION:

    ""Stars" falling from the skies have been known since ancient times; rarely, stones are found that were tied to these "shooting stars". One such rock has been venerated by Islam (in its encased shrine in Mecca) for more than 1300 years. By the 19th Century, meteorites were identified correctly as samples from other parts of the Solar System. They are part of the nearly 500 tons of extraterrestrial rock material that reaches and enters the atmosphere each day. Most of that material is burned up by friction from the high speed of entry but meteoric dust can remain in the air and a very few individual blocks of material survive this passage to fall in the sea or on the ground as meteorites."  (Source)

    "The second city of Saudi Arabia is Mecca which contains the holiest shrine in Islam, a great plaza with a rectangular structure containing a meteorite that is considered to have fallen into the Muslim world directly from Heaven. Devout Muslims make the Hajj, a pilgrimage to this shrine required at least once in a lifetime. Here it is as seen in a Quickbird image:"  (Source)

    The shrine and part of Mecca.

      

    An AUDIO file from Dr. Zaghlool Al-Najjar:

    The black stone was proven to be a Meteorite sent from space.

     

    Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, claimed that the stone was sent down by Allah Almighty to Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael, peace be upon both of them, to give the precise location of where the Kaaba was to be built by them.  We believe that Prophets Abraham and Ishmael built the Kaaba.  Western Scientists have confirmed that the black stone, which resides near the Kaaba in the Holy City of Mecca, is an outside METEORITE OBJECT!

    While Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him kissed the stone before, because it was chosen by Allah Almighty to descend on earth to determine the location of the Kaaba, but that still doesn't make it anything holy.

    It certainly makes it a remarkable and noticeable object that is worth visiting and seeing, but anyone who worships it is an idol worshiper!   And like I said above, those ignorant and illiterate from the Muslims who go as far as rubbing themselves against the Kaaba and/or the stone to get "blessings" are not representing Islam's True picture at all.

    For more information, please visit: The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

      

      

    5-  Is the Jews' wailing wall idol worship?

    Are Jews idol worshipers for praying to GOD Almighty while directly facing the wailing wall in a very close distance?

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    6-  The Islamic Rituals of Worship are all supported in the Bible:

    The Islamic Fasting, Prostrating to GOD Almighty in Worship, Doing Pilgrimage are all pillars of the Original Faith, and each one of them is supported in the Bible's Scriptures, and also outside of the Bible's Scriptures. 

    Please visit: The Bible also called the path to Mecca "THE PATH OF HOLINESS".

    Is the circumambulation (tawaaf) around the Kaaba seven times, during the Islamic Hajj (pilgrimage), supported in the Bible?

      

      

    7-  Islam is GOD Almighty's One and Original Faith to mankind, even according to the Bible!

    I first of all want to make it clear that in Islam, we do not rely on the Bible.  In fact, the Bible doesn't play any role in any of our Islamic Scriptures.  But, the Bible does remain important, nonetheless, because:

    1-  It is mainly used by the Jews and Christians.

    2-  Islam is written ALL OVER the Book!

    3-  Islam is the Bible's One and Original Faith of GOD Almighty.

      

    This entire website in a Capsule:

    1-  Why Islam? [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

    1-  Islam came to restore the Original Faith; the One Divine Religion of GOD Almighty to Mankind, which started with Adam and ended with Muhammad, peace, mercy and blessings be upon all of the Prophets and Messengers of GOD Almighty.

  • In the Bible, Muslims, Salamays, Mushlams, Mushlems, Mushlimana are the Believers' original title in the Hebrew & Aramaic Bible's Scriptures.
      
  • Also, the Bible's Shlam, Shlama (in Aramaic, the "a" at the end is the definite article that is equivalent to the alif and lam "al"), Mashloome, Mushlimana, Mishalmana, Mishlam, and also Witness in Arabic and Aramaic, and Prostration in Arabic and Aramaic are thoroughly discussed in the following text articles: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5].  Also the Hebrew Shelem (Selem) (*), which is derived from the root Shalam, is the same as the Glorious Quran's SELM سلم, which is what Islam is also called.  Hebrews pronounce the "s" as "sh", and the "a" as an "o".  So "shalom" is really Salam (peace in Arabic) (*).  Also, the Hebrew Salam (Shalom) is also what Islam is called in the Glorious Quran (سبل السلام) (*).  Scroll below for more from the Glorious Quran.
      
    Also, the following videos give some very important explanations about Islam being the original Religion of GOD Almighty:
      
       
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    (Click on the images for videos)
      

      
  • Islam is GOD Almighty's Original Religion to all of mankind and all creations:
      
    1. Islam is called "Islam", "Selm", and "Salam" in the Glorious Quran:
        
      1. "The Religion before God is Islam (الاسلام submission to His Will)...." (The Noble Quran, 3:19).
          
      2. "O ye who believe! Enter into Islam (في السلم into the Selm (another name for Islam)) whole-heartedly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy." (The Noble Quran, 2:208).
          
      3. "Wherewith God guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety (سبل السلام Islam here is called the way of peace and safety), and leadeth them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth them to a path that is straight." (The Noble Quran, 5:16).

        "But God doth call to the Home of Peace (
        دار السلام Islam here is called the House of Peace): He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight." (The Noble Quran, 10:25).
          
    2. Islam is GOD Almighty's Religion to all of His creations.  It means submitting yourself to Allah Almighty, and to be at Peace with Allah Almighty.
        
    3. For ample more Noble Verses and proofs, please visit:
        
      What is the Wisdom of Islam?  And how will Allah Almighty Judge both Muslims and non-Muslims?
      What is the best way to convert a non-Muslim to Islam? 
      The Blessed Jesus peace be upon him and Place of Jews and Christians in Islam.

      
      

  • Islam's Practices are 100% supported in the Bible:
      
    1. Circumambulation (tawaaf) 7 times around the Kaaba is also by the exact number in the Bible.
    2. Prostrating to GOD Almighty in the direction of His Holy Temple was done by all of the Prophets, including Jesus.
    3. Also, the Bible's fasting is to not eat and drink, like Islam:
        

      Luke5:33 They said to him, "John's disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking."
        
      Matthew 6:16 "When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full."
        
        
  • Prophet Muhammad in the Old Scriptures:
      
    I also demonstrated how Prophet Muhammad was Prophesied in the Bible [1] [2], and how he is the Final and Special Prophet that was going to be sent to all of mankind, according to the Bible itself. The Bible in the Old and New Testaments made DIRECT Prophecies about: 
       
    1. The Prophet who will come from the "EAST". The Bible defined "EAST" to mean Arabia, and the lands of Kedar and Teman (Saudi Arabia today).
    2. The Prophet who will come from "Arabia".
    3. The Prophet who will come from the lands and "tents of Kedar" and "lands of Teman".  Kedar and Teman (also called "Tema" in the Bible) are two of Ishmael's sons: Genesis 25:13-15.
    4. The Prophet who will "crush the idols of the deserts of Kedar".
    5. The Prophet who will "fight the idol worshipers" in the deserts of Kedar.
    6. The people of Kedar will Glorify GOD Almighty, and GOD will Glorify His Holy Temple "in Kedar".
    7. "Arabia will rejoice and blossom".
    8. The Prophet who will come from the "Desert". Again, the Bible also defined the "Desert" to mean the lands of Arabia, Kedar and Teman.
    9. The Prophet of the "New Law" & "New Covenant", whom the Jews "must not fear".
    10. The Prophet who is "like Moses".  Both Muhammad and Moses brought new Laws.  There is the Law of Moses, which the entire Bible is built on, and there is the Law of the Holy Quran, which Islam is built on.
    11. Also in the New Testament, Christ is recorded to have said this to the Jews: "So [For this reason; Therefore] I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to people [a nation] who do the things God wants in his kingdom [will produce its fruit]." (Matthew 21:43).  Jesus Christ here spoke about foreign people; non-Jews.  Jesus was a Jew and was speaking with Jews.  Read more...
        
      -  By the way, the "Kingdom of God" here means
      THE COVENANT & RELIGION OF GOD on earth to the new nation.
           
      John 1:19-21 John was asked if he were the Messiah, Elijah, and then "The Prophet": John 1:21.
      John 7:40-44, Jesus was supposed to come from David's line, while the Prophet was NOT.  He was a foreigner.
           
      -  Here are two captured images of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44.  Click on the images to expand:
        
          
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      So the awaited Messiah and the awaited "the Prophet" were clearly
      TWO DIFFERENT PERSONS, who are strangers to each others, and are not from the same bloodline.
        
        
      1-  The expected Christ and the expected Prophet:

      Again, in John 1:19-21 John was asked if he were the Messiah, Elijah, and then "The Prophet": John 1:21.  In John 7:40-44, Jesus was supposed to come from David's line, while the Prophet was NOT.  He was a foreigner.  So the awaited Messiah and the awaited "the Prophet" were clearly TWO DIFFERENT PERSONS, who are strangers to each others, and are not from the same bloodline.

      Let us look at the text of verses of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44 in details to see the two different persons to come: the Messiah (Christ) and the Prophet:

        

      John 1:19-21
      John the Baptist Tells People About Jesus
      19 Here is the ·truth
      John told [testimony John gave; witness of John; 1:6] when the ·leaders [Jewish leadership; L Jews; C John often uses the term “Jews” to refer to the religious leaders in opposition to Jesus, rather than to the Jewish people generally] in Jerusalem sent ·priests and Levites [C the religious authorities; priests oversaw temple worship; Levites were members of the tribe of Levi who assisted them; 1 Chr. 23:24–32] to ask him, “Who are you?

      20 John ·spoke freely [confessed] and did not ·refuse to answer [deny it]. He said, “I am not the ·Christ [Messiah].
      21
      So they asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” [C Elijah, an OT prophet, was expected to come back before the Messiah; 1 Kin. 17—2 Kin. 2; Mal. 4:5–6.]

      He answered, “No, I am not.”

      Are you the Prophet?” [C the Prophet like Moses predicted in Deut. 18:15–19] they asked.
      He answered, “
      No.

        
      John 7:40-44
      The People Argue About Jesus
      40 When the people heard Jesus’ words, some of them said, “
      This man really is the Prophet [1:21; C the “prophet like Moses” of Deut. 18:15–18].”
      41
      Others said, “He is the ·Christ [Messiah].” Still others said, “The ·Christ [Messiah] will not come from Galilee.

      42 The Scripture says that the ·
      Christ [Messiah] will come from David’s ·family [offspring; L seed; 2 Sam. 7:12–16; Ps. 89:3–4; Is. 9:7; 55:3] and from Bethlehem, the ·town [village] where David lived [Mic. 5:2].”
      43 So ·the people did not agree with each other [L there was a division in the crowd] about Jesus.
      44 Some of them wanted to ·arrest [seize] him, but no one was able to ·touch [L lay a hand on] him.

      Again, here are two captured images of John 1:19-21 and John 7:40-44.  Click on the images to expand:
        
          
         Click to expand.

      For a thorough proof that Islam is the Divine Truth, and trinity is a man-made falsehood, please visit:

    12. What is the best way to convert a non-Muslim to Islam?
    13. This website's main sections.
        
    14. Does the NT refute the Prophethood of Muhammad? [2]  A closer look at: Matthew 21:11, Mark 6:15, John 9:17, John 6:14, John 1:19-21, John 7:40-44, Acts 7.
    15.   

      2-  An Arabian Prophet was expected by the Jews of Arabia:

      1. From some of the Muslim sources, see the following references:
          
        "Bring forward the most learned among you before me."  When that man came forward, he and Muhammad spoke in private.  Finally Muhammad asked him, "Do you know that I am the Apostle of Allah?"  The rabbi answered, "By Allah! Yes, and the people know what I know.  Verily your attributes and qualities are clearly mentioned in the Torah, but they are jealous of you."  (History of Muhammad Ibn Sa'd, Volume I, Pages 188)
          
        "...and he is the Prophet of these people; he is an Arab and the Jews are jealous of him wishing that he should have been an Israelite..."  (History of Muhammad Ibn Sa'd, Volume I, Pages 177)
          
        1. Also, see the other great Arabian Prophets in the Bible.
        2. Jesus will return from Arabia in Matthew 24:25-27.

          
        Other sources:
        History of Muhammad Ibn Is'haq, page 80.
        Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 250.
        The Glorious Quran: 6:20, 7:157, 2:109, 2:90.
          

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      2. Scroll further down to see Prophet Muhammad's prophetic name clearly found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, in both text and image.

        

      3-  Jesus will return as an Arab, not as an Israeli (or Israelite):

      1. Did you know that the Bible declares in Matthew 24:25-27 that Jesus will return as an Arab?
          
        Matthew 24:25-27
        25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
        26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
        27 For as lightning that comes
        from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
          
        The Bible, throughout its books, has thoroughly defined the "East" to be the Arabs: [1] [2] [3].
          
      2. Not only that, but the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls also predicted the coming of Prophet Ahmed from the east.  Ahmed is Prophet Muhammad's prophetic name.
          
      3. Prophet Muhammad said that Jesus Christ will return from Damascus.
          
      4. So why won't Jesus Christ return as a Jew from Israel?  See the Islamic Prophecies about the ONE-EYED dajjal (anti-Christ).

        
        
        

    16. The Prophet who will bring the "Message of Peace" to mankind.  Islam means being at Peace with GOD Almighty and Submitting in Peace to Him, the Almighty.
    17. The Prophet who is the "Light of the Gentiles".
    18. "Let the WORLD have a new heart (fresh start)!"
    19. The House of GOD will be "built in the desert" (the Kaaba in Mecca). The path of the desert will be called "the Path of Holiness". And the Prophet will lead 10,000 Saints to liberate it. Perfectly fulfilled in Islam!
    20. After John the Baptist, two were expected to come: (1) The Prophet, and (2) the Messiah.
    21. Also, Prophet Muhammad's prophetic Name, "Ahmed", was also found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it was mentioned precisely in the Glorious Quran for the Prophet to be foretold by this very Name, Ahmed. [1] [2]
        
      Prophet "AHMAD" is found in the Dead Sea Scrolls:


      (Click to play film)

      You can also read this 195-page PDF file [2] [3] in Arabic.  I am currently working on translating all of it into English.  It will be available soon, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

      Prophet Muhammad's prophetic Name, "Ahmed", was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it was mentioned precisely in the Glorious Quran for the Prophet to be foretold by this very Name, Ahmed:

      "And when Jesus the Son of Mary said, O children of Israel, verily I am the Apostle of God sent unto you, confirming the law which was delivered before me, and bringing good tidings of an Apostle who shall come after me, and whose name shall be Ahmed. And when he produced unto them evident miracles, they said, this is manifest sorcery.  (The Noble Quran, 61:6)"

      Prophet Jesus here has shed the light on the old Prophecy of the coming Prophet, Ahmed.  So Ahmed was prophesied before Christ and also during Christ's lifetime.

      This film was also taken from this Youtube Channel.  As the author of the video said, look at the Aramaic alphabets in the Wikipedia link given, below.  See how Hhet and Tav are written.  They look very similar.  See also how the Dalet and Khaf are written, and how they're similar.  Now create your own "AHMAD" and "ETMAK" from these alphabets.  Now, compare the two words, and see how similar they look.  Compare the two words with the DSS by ignoring the vowels and accent ending.  Which word look similar?  Now read the whole chapter of Isaiah 42.  And even if the DSS was not tampered with, was it written wrongly as the letters are very similar?  The error could have gone back even before the DSS was written.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic_alphabet
      http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/28_chart.html

      Manuscript
      http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-35.htm
      http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah#42:3

      Again, you can also read this 195-page PDF file [2] [3] in Arabic.  I am currently working on translating all of it into English.  It will be available soon, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).

        

      The "Light of the Gentiles" Prophet:

      Also on the title of the Arabian Prophet being the "Light of the Gentiles", we see that this title was given to him numerous times in both the Bible's Scriptures and the Dead Sea Scrolls.  And this shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone, since truly the Gentiles of the Old Scriptures are the Muslims after Islam came to restore GOD Almighty's Original Faith.  So the Light that the Gentiles were going to receive was Islam; GOD Almighty's One and Original and Final and True Faith to all of mankind.

      The following image will shed more Truth on who the real Gentiles are, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).  They are all in the Muslim lands today, and they are the Muslims:
        

      (Click to enlarge)

      You can watch my debate for detailed demonstration and proofs:
        

      Does Muhammad exist in the Bible?


      Anthony Rogers

      VS


      Osama Abdallah

        


      Also, Christians in the Glorious Quran: 

      1. The Christians are the least disliked by GOD Almighty from among the disbelievers: Noble Verse 3:55.  Out of all disbelievers, Muslims will find the Christians to be full of love and mercy: 5:82.
          
      2.  فوق in 3:55, below in the article, means to put them above, or to make them better in status.
          
      3. Allah Almighty in Noble Verse 30:1-5 promised to make the Romans be victorious, because they were Christians.  But they still believe in conjecture: 4:157, 53:28, and they are among the misguided and those who went astray 1:7.  They're also crooked in their beliefs: 3:99, 7:45.
          
      4. Many of the Christians doubt trinity; a word that doesn't exist in the Bible!  Those Christians are closest to Islam, as long as they don't speak ill of Islam.  The same with the Jews who don't speak ill of the Prophets that came after such as Jesus and Muhammad: 3:113-114.

        For ample more proofs and Noble Verses, read the article below, and also please visit:

        www.answering-christianity.com/jesus_followers_prophecy.htm
        www.answering-christianity.com/islam.htm
        www.answering-christianity.com/blessed_jesus.htm

      
      
      

  • More on Jesus will return as an Arab, not as an Israeli (or Israelite):
      
    1. Did you know that the Bible declares in Matthew 24:25-27 that Jesus will return as an Arab?
        
      Matthew 24:25-27
      25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
      26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
      27 For as lightning that comes
      from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
        
      The Bible, throughout its books, has thoroughly defined the "East" to be the Arabs: [1] [2] [3].
        
    2. Not only that, but the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls also predicted the coming of Prophet Ahmed from the east.  Ahmed is Prophet Muhammad's prophetic name.
        
    3. Prophet Muhammad said that Jesus Christ will return from Damascus.
        
    4. So why won't Jesus Christ return as a Jew from Israel?  See the Islamic Prophecies about the ONE-EYED dajjal (anti-Christ):
        
        

      See also:  The Islamic Prophecies section.

        

        

      Zionist Israel will rule the earth with Mighty Evil!  (Islamic Prophecy)

      The Glorious Quran declared 1,400 years ago that the Israeli Zionist machine will rule the entire earth with mighty evil and power.  They will reach "Mighty Heights" علوا كبيرا  of evil power and might on earth.  See Noble Verses 17:4-8:

    5. http://www.answering-christianity.com/nuclear_doom_prophecy.htm

    6. http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1515.msg5943.html#msg5943     (backup)

    7. http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1515.msg5950.html#msg5950     (backup)

    8. http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac3.htm#prophecies

    9. http://www.answering-christianity.com/convert_christians.htm

    10.   

      Also, Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, made a stunning prophecy about the one-eyed anti-Christ who will rule the infidels and the world:

      Narrated Ibn Umar: "Once Allah's Apostle stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal (anti-Christ) saying, "l warn you against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no prophet but warned his nation against him. No doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I tell you about him something of which no prophet told his nation before me. You should know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed."  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 553)"

      Prophet Muhammad had many visions about the dajjal, and gave many signs about him.  Some of the things the Prophet said about the dajjal were literal, and some were vision-metaphors.  The most prominent one is that he will be one-eyed.  This is both literal and metaphoric.  It is literal today because the zionist anti-Christ system is indeed represented by the ONE-EYE symbol as seen in the following images.  The metaphors here are Allah Almighty not being ONE-EYED, because nothing can describe Allah Almighty.  There is "none like unto Him" (Quran, 12:4).  For ample more details and proofs, please visit link below.

      Was the Islamic ONE-EYE Prophecy foretold before Islam in the Bible's Zechariah 11:17?  I demonstrated using ample Biblical verses that the ONE-EYED DAJJAL (anti-Christ) was never prophesied in the Bible to be ONE-EYED, nor was this Sign ever given in the Bible to any being.

    11. I also showed how Jesus Christ, from among many other verses, used this "right eye" expression.  So it was never a Sign about the dajjal before Islam.  It was no more than a general language of the Bible.
        
    12. The Bible in many verses uses "right hand" and "right eye" expressions for people and for GOD Almighty.
        
    13. None of these are Signs to anything.
    14. For ample Noble Verses and Hadiths (Sayings of the Prophet), and proofs, please visit:

    15. The ONE-EYED Dajjal's Signs and Powers according to Islam.
        

    16. Also visit: 9/11 was 100% an Israeli Mossad Operation!

    17. Many references of this Hadith (Saying) exist throughout our Islamic Texts.  This is one of the most popular Hadiths and Prophecies of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.  And indeed, we are seeing it come to pass before our very eyes.  Please also visit:

    18. The hijacked Bible.
        

    19. Listen also to Jeremiah 18:1-10!
        

    20. The 666 symbol is actually referring to today's neo-con Christianity and Zionism!  See the clear-cut proofs and images here.
        

    21. Also see the sub-section: The Israeli 666 symbol.
        

    22. Does the Bible predict the dividing of Israel?  Who are the nations that divided Israel?  And what will be their punishment?
        

    23. The ONE-EYED Dajjal's Signs and Powers according to Islam.
        

    24. Was the Islamic ONE-EYE Prophecy foretold before Islam in the Bible's Zechariah 11:17?

      
      
      
  • Also "Shalom" or Shalam, which means "Peace" in Hebrew, implies "GOD's Peace be upon you" is also derived from the root Word, Islam.  GOD Almighty's Eternal Peace and us submitting to Him and to His Divine Will in Peace, is also what His Divine Religion is.  Islam is the Original Faith.
      
  • Again, Hebrews used to pronounce the "s" as "sh".  They also pronounced the "a" as a thick "a".  So Shalom is really Salam, which means "Peace" in Arabic, and implies GOD Almighty's Peace in Islam.
      
  • Jews and Christians are much closer to Original Islam than the others [1] [2] [3].  This is one of the reasons why they're also called "People of the Book".  But they're expected to follow the Original Islam, and to know that the One Faith of GOD Almighty is Islam:
      
    "Say: 'O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)!   Come to common terms as between us and you:  That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.'  If then they turn back, say ye: 'Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).'  (The Noble Quran, 3:64)"
      
  • So for a Jew and Christian, it should be much easier to convert to Islam, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).  And of course, Islam was sent for all of mankind, and thus, we should all work on spreading Islam to mankind, in peace, wisdom, love and harmony:
      
    "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.  (The Noble Quran, 16:125)"

    For ample more Noble Verses, please visit:
  • What is the Wisdom of Islam?
      
  • What is the place of Jesus, Christians, Jews and non-Muslims in Islam?
      
  • 2-  Did you know that Elohim is Allah [1, *] [2].  The "im" in Hebrew is a majestic plural for GOD Almighty.  The root Word is "Eloh".  And the more original Jews such as Yemenites and others say Alohim or Alah-im.  And when you yourself pronounce it, you do naturally pronounce it with a double "l": Allah.  Jews do call Him: Allah-im.  Aramaic-speaking people also call GOD Almighty Allah.  See the following videos for Biblical references and proofs.  Also, pre-Islamic Biblical archeological findings have GOD Almighty as "Allah".  So the Original Holy Name for GOD Almighty is not Eloh.  It is Allah!  Eloh is a Hebrew dialect, which not all Hebrew speakers use anyway.  Allah had always been the Original and Universal GOD Almighty even before birth of Judaism, and the existence Hebrew.  And Hebrew is a developed language from Phoenician.  See the following links:

               
           (Click to play videos)

           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Hebrew

    3-  Did you know that the Lord Jesus Christ never died on the cross, according to Islam and also according to the Bible?

    4-  Did you know that according to the Bible, Christ rested in the cave (tomb) on the floor for 3 days receiving medical care from Mary Magdalene and others?  And that he rose and left after he healed?

         

    5-  Did you know that the Bible's "Rose from the Dead" had always been metaphorical and never literal? 

  • Example: Hebrews 11:19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death (Isaac wasn't physically dead).
  • 6-  Did you know that Islam came to restore the Original Faith and to fix the corruption?  The Arabs were fresh, and had no previous corrupt scriptures, and they were ready for a Prophet.

    For ample proofs, quotes and references from the Bible for all of this, please visit: Why should I convert to Islam?
      
      


    2-  The Quran's Overwhelming Scientific Miracles!

    Some very STUNNING Divine Miracles:

    Here are two of my favorite ones from among the tens (10s) that are listed in this section:

    1-  Here is one stunning Numerical Miracle, from the 10s below, for you:

    The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.

    1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
    2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.

    See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.
      

    2-  The Great Miracle.  Allah Almighty in the Holy Quran called the Number 19 Miracle "One of the Mighty Ones (Miracles)" (74:30-37) [1] [2].  See the 100s of Noble Verses that clearly testify to this Great Miracle.  Also, did you know that Allah Almighty Said in Surat Nuh (that's Noble Chapter Nuh (Noah)) that Prophet Noah lived for 950 years among his people. 

    Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters [1] [2]!  You can thoroughly see this in the scanned images that thoroughly verify every single Noble Letter, in the links.  Click on the links to see the many other Numerical Miracles in the Holy Quran.  Also, see the Numerical Miracles section, below, along with all of the other great sections.

      
    There are many STUNNING Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran that testify to the Divinity of the Glorious Quran.  The following are small examples from many tens (10s) of Miracles:

    1-  Did you know that the Glorious Quran declares that the earth is:

  • Spherical.
  • Suspended in Space.
  • Traveling in Space.
  • Revolves around itself, or its own axle?
      
  • Also, all celestial bodies are يعرجون Yaa'rujoon (traveling in orbits) in space.  This video is about Noble Verses 32:5, 34:2, 57:4, 70:3-4 and others, and the Arabic words عرج , عروج , معارج  and  معراج  that all refer to "going in an orbital and curvy path" in the Glorious Quran and our Islamic Texts.
  • 2-  Did you know that the Glorious Quran has 1000s (thousands) of Numerical Notions that have yet to be fully made clear to us?  For example, here is just one Numerical Miracle from among hundreds that were already discovered:

  • The Glorious Quran has 114 Chapters. The sum of those Chapters is 6555 (1+2+...+114 = 6555). There are also 6236 Noble Verses in the Glorious Quran. Now, IF YOU ADD EACH CHAPTER # with the number of its Verses, then you get a list of numbers. So 1 (first Chapter) + 7 (# of its Verses) = 8. Do this for all Chapters.
      
     1-  The sum of the odd numbers from the list = 6555.
     2-  The sum of the even numbers from the list = 6236.
      
  • See the XLS file for 100% confirmation.
      
  • Dr. Zaghloul Al-najjar has proven the Speed of Light in the Glorious Quran: Time and the Speed of Light precisely calculated and mentioned in the Noble Quran.
      
    1. Speed of Light detailed article.
        
  • The Great Miracle, Part 2, Episode 10, by the Engineer Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي.  Translated to English by Osama Abdallah (me).  Allah Almighty Said that the Number 19 Sign is "One of the Greatest Miracles" (74:35) in the Noble Quran [1] [2]. This Miracle is thoroughly examined throughout this 30-Episode TV Program.  I am going to have it all translated into English in both Audio and Video, insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing).  I will also translate the 653-page book that gave 100s of examples from the Glorious Quran's Numerical Miracles:
      

      
    Episodes of Program in Video: [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...
    Episodes of Program in Audio: [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...
      
      
    Note:  A brief QA session [2].  (This is not a deviant pro Rashad Khalifa website!  The Miracle is based on 100% of the Glorious Quran.)

      

    The Great Miracle of Number 19 is thoroughly demonstrated:

    All Praise and Thanks and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone.  First of all, Allah Almighty said in the Holy Quran that the Number 19 Miracle is "One of the Mighty Ones" (74:30-37).  Click this article for the text and details of the Noble Verses.  The following points will clearly explain and demonstrate this Divine Miracle:

    1-  Allah Almighty has designed the Holy Quran's Text to be written in a certain complex form, and with great consistency throughout the Holy Quran's 114 Chapters, which are made of 6236 Noble Verses.  The following table shows each Noble Quran Letter's numerical value:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/main_table.png

    This is a more detailed table than the one that the Engineer Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي gave in his book on page 140, which is page 136 in the PDF file (If you see gibberish, then install these required fonts & instructionMy Sony Vaio laptop didn't require them.  My other older computers did.  The fonts on my Sony Vaio also seem a bit better than these ones.  So please only install them if you see gibberish).

    2-  The determination of what constitutes a "written letter" (also known as a "drawn letter") from the Holy Quran, which is all specified in the table in the link above, was made from Noble Chapter 71.  The Chapter is called Surat Nuh.  Nuh is Prophet Noah, peace be upon him.  Allah Almighty used this Noble Surah to clearly and indisputably determine what is a drawn letter from a vowel in the Holy Quran.  Only the written letters have numerical values.  Vowels don't have numerical values.

    Furthermore, Allah Almighty Said in this Noble Surah that Prophet Nuh (Noah) lived for 950 years among his people.  Yet, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone, the entire Noble Surah is exactly written in 950 Letters!  You can see this in the scanned images that I produced with my own hand-written verification for each Noble Letter:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0053.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0054.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0055.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0056.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0057.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0058.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0059.jpg

    3-  Also, Allah Almighty used other sets of Noble Verses to determine the Numerical values (see the main table) of each Drawn Letter in the Holy Quran.  This is can be clearly seen in the following examples:

  • Prophet Nuh's story with his people in Noble Verses 11:25:49.  These Noble Verses are in Surat Hud, which is Chapter 11 in the Holy Quran:
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0268.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0269.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0270.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0271.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0272.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0273.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0274.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0275.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0276.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0277.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0278.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0279.jpg

  • The NOORANIYYAH Letters, or the Noorani Letters of the Holy Quran.  These are the opening Letters of several of the Noble Surahs (Chapters) that have hidden Divine meanings in them.  All Praise and Glory and Thanks are due to Allah Almighty Alone!  Now adding all of them together, using the main table's values, gave us a total that is a multiple of the number 19 without any remainder.  Not only that, but their total number is 361, which is equal to 19 X 19:
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0138.jpg

  • Adding all of the numerical values of the Prophets' and Messengers' names that were mentioned in the Holy Quran also all add up to a number that is a multiple of the number 19 without any remainder:
  • http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0236.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0237.jpg

    There are many other examples that Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي gave in his book (Again, if you see gibberish, then install these required fonts & instructionMy Sony Vaio laptop didn't require them.  My other older computers did.  The fonts on my Sony Vaio also seem a bit better than these ones.  So please only install them if you see gibberish).

    Furthermore, the set of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Miracle, have a stunning Miracle in them.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's (the key to the Holy Quran) number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185:

    The following links are the original images from the PDF book of Noble Verses 74:30-37 and the Basmala.  Also, the link to the PDF book is in the following as well:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/page_144_surah_74_verses_30-37_original.png
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/page_144_basmala_is_quran_key.png
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book_scans.zip

    The following images are my calculation, and they end up with 2184, which equal to 18.99 X 115:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0132.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0133.jpg
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book/Scan0134.jpg

    And the following images are my calculation using Mr. Adnan's way of counting vowel-variables as needed, depending on the Noble Verses.  I got 2185, which is equal to 19 X 2185:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/page_144_surah_74_verses_30-37_page_1.png
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/page_144_surah_74_verses_30-37_page_2.png
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/page_144_surah_74_verses_30-37_page_3.png

    The Holy Quran Law that Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي discovered is as follows:

    (a)-  The Noble Verses and Statements of the Holy Quran that are correlating to each others, and are ones that collectively make up an entire case, - a full picture, - will have a total numerical value that is divisible by the number 19 without any remainder.  Now with my new modification, the division would allow for a remainder that is a fraction of 1% of the total sum.  And if we use the vowel-variables rule that Mr. Adnan used (see point #6 below), then we would have no remainder at all in all cases.

    (b)-  You can also watch The Great Miracle, Part 2, Episode 10, by the Engineer Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي.  Translated to English by Osama Abdallah (me).

    Episodes of Program in Video: [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...
    Episodes of Program in Audio: [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]...

    Allah Almighty Said that the Number 19 Sign is "One of the Greatest Miracles" (74:35) in the Noble Quran. This Miracle is thoroughly examined throughout this TV Program.

    You can download this video, and all of the videos that are available on my website at: http://www.answering-christianity.com/free_downloads.htm.

    4-  To clearly and thoroughly see the Number 19 Divine Miracle of the Holy Quran, you can see the 279 images that I have scanned and processed from Mr. Adnan Al Refaei [1] المهندس عدنان الرفاعي book, which is 653 pages long at:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/the_great_miracle_book_scans.zip

    I only processed 1/3 of the book so far.  But the examples that I provided give thorough demonstration and ample examples that demonstrate this Great Divine Miracle from the Glorious Quran.

    5-  Furthermore, Allah Almighty Promised and took it upon Himself to Perfectly Preserve the Holy Quran in both:

    (a)-  Text documentation and compilation.
    (b)-  Reading and Noble Words and Letters pronunciations.

    This is because the Holy Quran that we have here on earth is a copy of the One that is in the "Preserved Divine Tablet".  To see the ample Noble Verses that clearly prove this, please visit:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/quran.htm

    6-  In the images, you'll notice that on rare occasions some of the divisions are by numbers such as "19.0013..." or "18.99" and not a perfect "19".  While you'll notice that while Mr. Adnan's numbers are perfect multiples of the number 19 without any remainder, you'll see that my MODIFIED or CORRECTED ones are slightly off from his.  This is because Mr. Adnan chose to use the ALIF and HAMZA vowels as variables, because they are variable vowels where they sometimes equal to 0 and sometimes equal to 1 depending on the Noble Verses that they're in.  Me on the other hand, chose to not count them at all, because they're not Drawn Letters.  But according to Mr. Adnan, these variable vowels are there for Divine purpose from Allah Almighty. 

    I chose the other approach to still prove the Holy Quran's Divine Miracle from even the future doubters' and critics' worst possible scenarios.  Even using this approach, the Divine Miracle still remained consistent 100% of the time.  But in anyway, both approaches are valid, and both divide by 19.0, anyway, whether is it by a perfect 19, which is most of the times, or by the rare occasions of 19.00.... or 18.99.....  So the Miracle is still 100% there.

    Also, when Allah Almighty set the number 19 as a Law for the Universe and the Holy Quran, He the Almighty, didn't necessarily intended it to be always a perfect 19.  Take a look at this video for example about the Universe's function and its relation with the number 19:

  • Spherical Geometry, the number 19 Miracle, the Inner-Nature of the Planets' System, and the Universe's function.  The Glorious Quran Says that Number 19 is لاحدى الكبر "One of the Great Ones (i.e., Miracles)".

  • And last and not least, indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty Alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.


      

  • 3-  Please also checkout the many tens (10s) of other Great Miracles that deal with:

         1-  Embryology.
         2-  Biology.
         3-  Astronomy.
         4-  Geology.
         5-  Mathematics
         6-  Archeology.
         7-  Prophecies.

    Indeed, all Praise and Glory are due to Allah Almighty alone for making the Noble Quran be the Perfect and Everlasting Miracle, for us humans, out of all of His Divine Miracles!  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our Beloved and Blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

      


    3-  My Main Debates:

    (To download, right click on any of the images, and click "Save Link As" or "Save Target As")

    Does Muhammad exist in the Bible?


    Anthony Rogers

    VS


    Osama Abdallah

      

    Is Jesus the GOD-Man?


    Dr. Edward Dalcour

    VS


    Osama Abdallah

      

    Is the Bible the True Word of GOD Almighty?


    Louis Lionheart

    VS


    Osama Abdallah

      

    Is the Quran a Scientific Miracle?


    David Wood

    VS


    Osama Abdallah

    The debates above could also be viewed on my Youtube Channel respectively at: [1] [2] [3] [4].

    Note to Muslims:

    As Muslims, we must be very careful when we comment on the previous Scriptures, because there is always a possibility that there might be Divine Revelations parts in the verses that we might be objecting to.  I know that the many of the disbelievers constantly insult and mock Islam all the time, and even lie on their own Scriptures with their "End of Times Prophecies" lies, -where they hijacked even the Bible with their bigotry, hate and lies, - but still dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we must always be very careful when we deal with previous Scriptures, because as Muslims we do believe that they do contain remnants of Divine Revelations in them.  May Allah Almighty forgive me, and forgive all sincere Muslims, for any and all mistakes and errors that we may have fell into.  Ameen.
      

    The Gospel Christ:

    So, what was the Gospel of Jesus Christ then, i.e., the Injil of Jesus Christ?  Even among Christians, this remains a mystery.  But the Didache; a Gospel which existed even before the current Bible-Gospels (or canonized Gospels), contains a great deal of teachings of Jesus Christ.  The following points are important to always keep in mind: (1)- No single Scripture, the Didache or any other Scripture, is 100% pure and accurate.  There are always forgeries and alterations.  This is the same with every single book and gospel. (2)- The Original Teachings of Christ exist in Scriptures that are in the Bible and outside the Bible.

    "Is the Bible the True Word of GOD Almighty?" and "What does the Quran Say about the Bible?" To answer these two questions and the many more, visit the debates above.

    For ample proofs, watch the debates above.  I updated them with: 

  • Detailed analysis what the Holy Quran Says about the Bible.
      
  • Detailed analysis on what the Bible says about itself. I used Deuteronomy 4:2 and other verses to prove that Jews and Christians erroneously mix everything together in the Bible and give it the same weight.
      
  • I demonstrated how the Bible is mixed between man-made history and conversations and claims, and Commands from GOD Almighty such as "Thus Said the LORD....". These verses can't all be on the same level of Authority and Holiness.
      
  • Proofs that the Holy Quran doesn't recognized Constantine's canonized "Bible" as GOD Almighty's official Book, and that the "Book" that the Holy Quran refers to is the Law of Moses (the Law that was sent to Moses, peace be upon him).
      
  • I also added clips from Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Shabir Ally, David Wood and other clips to demonstrate what the Holy Quran Says about the Bible, and what the Bible theologians say about the Bible.
      
  • I also showed that the Injil is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him, and that Gospel, or fragments of Its Law, did exist in Arabia. Not only that, but we also have many of the teachings of Christ documented in the Didachae Gospel and in other Gospels. The Didachae Gospel, which was not canonized by Constantine's committee, is even older than the current Bible's Gospels and Books.
      
  • I also demonstrated how GOD Almighty's Original and One Faith that He sent to mankind was Islam, and how the Believers' titles had always been Muslims.
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  • Note:  The (*) links below are html backups of the website's blog topic threads, in case the blog and its database are down.

    From: www.answering-christianity.com/convert_christians.htm:

      

    Father and Son Definitions:

    Definition of Key Terms (*) (a discussion between me and a Christian):

    1-  What does "The Father" really mean in the Bible?  How is it defined in Islam? (see point #5 below)  How does the Bible really define it?

    2-  What does "Son of GOD" really mean in the Bible? 

    3-  Jesus had to at least match Melchizedek in Miracles and Power, according to the New Testament.  See this text-debate (*) between me and a Christian.

    4-  Does the Bible say that Yahweh created Jesus Yes it does (*)

  • John 1:1
    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God was with authority
    (same Greek word for satan's rule (*) [2] [3])."
      

  • Detailed discussion about Jesus' Will (*) with ample verses.
      

  • In Islam, there are three "Worlds" or Realms:

  • (a)-  GOD Almighty, who is not seen by anyone or anything, nor is like unto anyone or anything.

    (b)-  The World of Command, which is the invisible world of the Beings that were made by the Word and the Spirit.

    (c)-  The World of Creation, the flush and blood, dust and water physical world and Universes (plural).

    Also visit: Is the Noble Quran a Creator or Creation?

      
      
    "Father" and "Son" in Islam and the Bible:

    5-  Is Islam the anti-Christ system according to 1john 2:22 No it isn't.  Here are some Bible facts regarding "FATHER" and "SON":

    (a)-  Allah Almighty is the Believers' only Guardian (المولى):

  • See Noble Verses 8:40, 22:13, 22:78.  In Arabic we say ولي الأمر , which means "The Legal Guardian".  المولى is derived from the root word ولي  .ولي also means a chosen friend to Allah Almighty, as in the following point.   

  • (b)-  FRIENDS = SONS in the Bible and Quran (ولي , وليهما and خليلا):

    We further read the following in the Bible:

    Isaiah 41:8
    "But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend,

    Chronicles 20:7
    Our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?

    James 2:23
    And the scripture was fulfilled that says, "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend.

    So being GOD Almighty's "SON" in the Bible is equal to being GOD Almighty's "FRIEND".  Now compare this to the following from the Holy Quran:

    [002:257] Allah is the friend (ولي) and patron of those who believe. He brings them out of the depths of darkness into light. While those who do not believe, have the forces of evil as their friends; they lead them out of light, into the very depths of darkness. Such ones shall be the inmates of the fire. They will stay there forever.

    [003:122] (And remember) when the two groups among you lost heart (and almost fell out), even though Allah was their Friend and Protector (وليهما)? In Allah (alone), should the believers place their trust!

    [004:125] Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend (خليلا).

    So the Bible's "FATHER" & "SON" for GOD Almighty and the Believers is clearly metaphoric, and it only means that GOD Almighty:

    1-  Is the Protector.
    2-  Is the Friend.
    3-  Is the Guardian.

    Please visit the following link to further see what Words the Glorious Quran uses for these words and definitions:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1368.msg5203.html#msg5203     (backup)

      
    (c)-  BEGET = CHOSE:

    Regarding the following verse, and many others like it:

    King James Bible Psalm 2:7
    I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

    Let us look at Noble Verses 27:59, 3:33, 3:42, 7:144, 22:75, 35:32, 38:47, 39:4 from the Glorious Quran:

    [027:059] Say: Praise be to God, and Peace on his servants whom He has chosen اصطفى (for his Message). (Who) is better?- God or the false gods they associate (with Him)?

    ‏27:59 قل الحمد لله وسلام على عباده الذين اصطفى ءالله خير اما يشركون

    [003:033] God did choose اصطفى Adam and Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of 'Imran above all people,-

    ‏3:33 ان الله اصطفى ادم ونوحا وال ابراهيم وال عمران على العالمين

    [003:042] Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! God hath chosen thee اصطفاك and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations.

    ‏3:42 واذ قالت الملائكة يامريم ان الله اصطفاك وطهرك واصطفاك على نساء العالمين

    [007:144] (God) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee اصطفيتك above (other) men, by the mission I (have given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give thee, and be of those who give thanks."

    ‏7:144 قال ياموسى اني اصطفيتك على الناس برسالاتي وبكلامي فخذ ما اتيتك وكن من الشاكرين

    [022:075] God chooses يصطفي messengers from angels and from men for God is He Who hears and sees (all things).

    ‏22:75 الله يصطفي من الملائكة رسلا ومن الناس ان الله سميع بصير

    [035:032] Then We have given the Book for inheritance to such of Our Servants as We have chosen اصطفينا: but there are among them some who wrong their own souls; some who follow a middle course; and some who are, by God's leave, foremost in good deeds; that is the highest Grace.

    ‏35:32 ثم اورثنا الكتاب الذين اصطفينا من عبادنا فمنهم ظالم لنفسه ومنهم مقتصد ومنهم سابق بالخيرات باذن الله ذلك هو الفضل الكبير

    [038:047] They were, in Our sight, truly, of the company of the Elect المصطفين and the Good.

    ‏38:47 وانهم عندنا لمن المصطفين الاخيار

    [039:004] Had God wished to take to Himself an (actual) son, He could have chosen لاصطفى whom He pleased out of those whom He doth create: but Glory be to Him! (He is above such things.) He is God, the One, the Irresistible.

    ‏39:4 لو اراد الله ان يتخذ ولدا لاصطفى مما يخلق مايشاء سبحانه هو الله الواحد القهار

    Furthermore, when Jesus was asked about when the Hour will come, he replied by saying that only GOD Almighty Knows, and that no one knows, and that Jesus himself also didn't know.  Please visit:

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/questions.htm
    http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac7.htm#links

    Jesus spelled it out clearly that he knew NOT.  And as to calling GOD Almighty "Father", and that Islam denies that GOD Almighty is an ACTUAL FATHER to anyone, in Islam GOD Almighty is called:

    1-  Rab - Lord, Father (you are the Rab of your home for being the husband and the father).

    2-  Wali - Guardian.

    In the old Aramaic and Hebrew, GOD Almighty was called what-is-equivalent-to-Islam our Rab and Wali.  But that doesn't make GOD Almighty our actual Father.  This is exactly as Judaism metaphors such as idolatry is equivalent to spiritual adultery.  No Jew is actually married to GOD Almighty to actually commit a personal marriage-adultery against GOD Almighty!  Yet, the Jews use metaphors like these.  Islam came to straighten all of this out and to set the record straight that GOD Almighty has no son and no daughter.  Otherwise, why would GOD Almighty torture us to Hell if we were His perfect sons and daughters??  No imperfect being could be an actual son of GOD Almighty (and no being is the son or daughter of GOD Almighty, period!):

    [005:018] (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are sons of God, and his beloved." Say: "Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He pleaseth: and to God belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto Him is the final goal (of all)"

    Again, please visit: http://www.answering-christianity.com/blog/index.php/topic,1368.msg5203.html#msg5203     (backup).
      

    6-  Did you know that Elohim is Allah [1, *] [2].  The "im" in Hebrew is a majestic plural for GOD Almighty.  The root Word is "Eloh".  And the more original Jews such as Yemenites and others say Alohim or Alah-im.  And when you yourself pronounce it, you do naturally pronounce it with a double "l": Allah.  Jews do call Him: Allah-im.  Aramaic-speaking people also call GOD Almighty Allah.  See the following videos for Biblical references and proofs.  Also, pre-Islamic Biblical archeological findings have GOD Almighty as "Allah".  So the Original Holy Name for GOD Almighty is not Eloh.  It is Allah!  Eloh is a Hebrew dialect, which not all Hebrew speakers use anyway.  Allah had always been the Original and Universal GOD Almighty even before birth of Judaism, and the existence Hebrew.  And Hebrew is a developed language from Phoenician.  See the following links:

               
           (Click to play videos)

           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Hebrew

      

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    8-  Conclusion:

    As I demonstrated and proved above, Islam and the Prophets are far from promoting any form of idol worship.  You must never confuse or mix the Worship of GOD Almighty with the worship of man-made idols.  The hindus' and buddhists' worship of idols is far from being even remotely compared to Islam.  And as we've seen from the Saying of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, above,

    لهدم الكعبة حجراً حجراً أهون من قتل المسلم‏
      
    "Demolishing the Kaaba completely is much more preferred to Allah Almighty than shedding the blood of a Believing Muslim." (Source)

    It is clear that the Muslims today are the only ones who truly Glorify GOD Almighty in the Maximum way.  Even Jesus, the polytheist trinitarian pagans' god, Worshiped GOD Almighty and Glorified Him the Islamic way.   Even though it was done hypocritically because he only did it once and during his most desperate times, and he has never done it before, but he still nonetheless showed that the Islamic way is the BEST WAY to really Glorify GOD Almighty in.  Of course, the reader needs to know that the Jesus of the Bible is not the same as the Jesus of Islam.

    Islam is truly the best Faith to Worship, Praise and Glorify GOD Almighty in.   Therefore, embrace Islam and you will be saved.

      

      

      

      

    Back to "Ask me any question" section.

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    Allah Almighty declared the false religion of christianity to be no more than a man-made religion of "conjecture".

    The black stone in Mecca is not worshiped by Muslims.

    The Prophecy of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca in the Noble Quran.

    The date of the yearly Pilgrimage to Mecca is the date when Islam was "perfected".

    The Bible also called the path to Mecca "THE PATH OF HOLINESS".

    Praying (Salah) is a must in the Noble Quran.

    Learn how to pray.  Detailed instructions with pictures and audio.

    Can we use other than the language of Arabic when we pray to Allah Almighty?

    Prophet Abraham peace be upon him was the one who built the Kaaba in the Bible.

    The army of 10,000 Muslim men liberating Mecca was prophesied in the Bible.

    The Prophecy of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca in the Noble Quran.

    The detailed story of how the Kaaba was built by Abraham and his son Ishmael peace be upon them.

    Jesus is a hypocrite for only bowing down to GOD Almighty once during his most desperate times.

    Rebuttal to Sam Shamoun's "Stone Kissing and Idolatry" article.       


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