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My rebuttal to Brian G. Bloedel's article "Islam, The Koran (Noble Quran) and the Torah".

The following is a rebuttal to Mr. Brian G. Bloedel's the article that is located at: http://www.world-war-2-holocaust.org/koran.html.

 

He wrote:

ISLAM, THE KORAN AND THE TORAH


THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD…
A Brief Examination of the Koran
Brian G. Bloedel, 2002

Questions? Comments?

e-mail the author

Revised: 14 August, 2003

NOTE: All Koranic quotations are from "AL-QUR'AN: A Contemporary Translation by Ahmed Ali", copyright 1984, published by Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-02046-9, all rights reserved. Quotations will be referenced by Surah number and verse number(s) separated by a colon (e.g., 28:15-19 is Surah number 28, verses 15 through 19).

Special thanks to Islamic apologist Demijan Omeragic for insisting that I delve much deeper into the history of the Koran and the evidence in its favour. This additional investigation has resulted in a significant revision of my original article.

 

My response:

I would like to also thank brother Demijan Omeragic along with brother Szilveszter Matuska Vladukt III for pushing me to refute this article.  I also would like to give my Prayers to Mr. Brian G. Bloedel that Allah Almighty would open up his heart to Islam after reading this rebuttal.

 

He wrote:

Introduction

This examination of the Koran was begun long before the terrorist attacks of 9-11-01. I come from a Christian background and wanted to know the scriptural foundation of Islam. Going to the religion section of a well-stocked bookstore I simply read jacket endorsements and selected Prof. Ali's work as the best of the four versions of the Koran available on the shelf. I read it once to get the general feel of the Koran, and then read it a second time with an eye towards preparing this article.

Being familiar with the Judeo/Christian Bible (the King James and New International Versions in particular), I am used to the structure and flow of the Bible. That is, the Bible is arranged from our cosmic origins in Genesis Chapter 1, through the Torah, histories, praise and teachings, prophets, Gospels, Acts, epistles, and finally the apocalyptic end of this worldly age and beginning of the New Heaven & New Earth in the Book of Revelation.

I was a little disconcerted to find no structure or flow in the Koran. Each "Surah" (of which there are one hundred and fourteen) is a totally independent and separate entity. After a seven verse Prologue Surah, the Koran is arranged roughly from longest Surahs, through medium length Surahs, ending with the shortest Surahs. However, the Koran could be arranged in any order with no impact whatsoever.

 

My response:

Before we start Mr. Bloedel, it is important for you to know that the Noble Quran is not a book of stories and narrations.  Allah Almighty is not Concerned about that in His Last Revelation.  His Last Revelation, the Noble Quran, is mainly concerned and focused on the Absolute Oneness of GOD Almighty; the King; the LORD; the Everlasting; the Eternal, and associating no partners (idols or humans) with Him.

Allah Almighty said:

"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)"

"Then Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth- Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds!  To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!.  (The Noble Quran, 45:36-37)"

For more information, please visit:  What is the Wisdom of Islam?

 

He wrote:

Before getting down to specifics I will relate my general impressions of the Koran. Having read it twice, three main characteristics stand out:

1. The Koran was revealed to Muhammad entirely in florid Arabic prose and poetry. Unfortunately, the beauty of the original Arabic does not translate well into English. More importantly, the almost overwhelming verbosity of the Koran tends to obscure the core truth statements sprinkled amid the wordiness.

2. There are a lot of highly stylized and modified borrowings from the Bible, presented as divinely inspired corrections to the Judeo/ Christian Scriptures.

3. There's a lot of space wasting repetition.

All of this gives the Koran a false sense of 'heft'. In the end, there is surprisingly little in the Koran that is both substantial and unique. But enough of impressions. It is now time to get down to case points.

 

My response:

Here is a response to your three points:

 

The First Point:

1-  It is true that the Noble Quran was sent in Arabic, and the Arabic stylistic composition of the Noble Quran is miraculous, and is impossible to imitate.  No one can really imitate it.  Allah Almighty's challenge was never met by the strong Arabic poets 1500 years ago.  In fact, the Arab pagans embraced Islam because of the strong poetry and stylistic miracle of the Noble Quran.  Today, many Arab Christians who are affluent with the Arabic language poetry, structure, and grammar embrace Islam just by simply listening to the recitation of the Noble Quran on TV or radio.  But, The Noble Quran was sent to Mankind and not just to the Arabs.  The Miracle of the Noble Quran is within it.  While the Biblical Prophets performed Miracles that proved their Truthfulness and Prophethoods, but their miracles had died when they died.  Today, we don't see people curing blinds and raising dead and making bird from clay, etc...   The Miracle of the Noble Quran is internal and Everlasting until the Day of Judgement.  The following are a small sample of the Islamic Miracles:

  

Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

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 along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

  
3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

  
4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

  

Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

Click on the following numbers:

1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
7-    Psychology.
8-    Archeology and History.
9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

10-   Rebuttals.
11-   General articles.

12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
13-   Audios and Videos.
14-   Other.

  
For example:

1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
  
"When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
  

  

The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
  
Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

       -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
       -  Is rotating around itself.
       -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
       -  Is in constant motion.
       -  Is suspended in space.
       -  Is swimming in space.
       -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
       -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
  •  

     

     

    The Second Point:

    2-  The Noble Quran contains no borrowings from the Bible.  While the Noble Quran does contain some accounts that exist in the Bible, but most of them are corrections to the Bible's historical and textual errors and contradictions within itself.  Here is a sample of the Bible's errors and corruptions:

    II Samuel 10:18 talks about David slew the men of 700 chariots of the Syrians and 40,000 horsemen and Shobach the commander.
    I Chronicles 1:18 says that David slew the men of 7000 chariots and 40,000 footmen

    I Chronicles 9:25 says that Solomon had 4000 stalls for horses and chariots.
    I Kings 4:26 says that he had 40,000 stalls for horses

    Ezra 2:5 talks about an exile Arah having 775 sons.
    Nehemiah 7:10 talks about the same exile Arah having 652 sons.

    II Samuel 24:13 So God came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall SEVEN YEARS OF FAMINE come unto thee in thy land? or will thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue. thee?
    I Chronicles 21:11 SO God came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee. Either THREE YEARS OF FAMINE or three months to be destryed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee;

    How did Judas die?
    "And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself." (Matthew 27:5)
    "And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out." (Acts 1:18)

    2 Samuel 6:23 Therefore MICHAL the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
    2 Samuel 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of MICHAL the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.

    2 Kings 24:8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

    26th year of the reign of Asa I Kings 16:6-8
    36th year of the reign of Asa I 2 Chronicles 16:1

    How old was Ahaziah when he began to reign?
    22 in 2 Kings 8:26
    42 in 2 Chronicle 22:2

    Who was Josiah's successor?
    Jehoahaz - 2 Chronicle 36:1
    Shallum - Jeremiah 22:11

    Also, your original scriptures are all doubtful according to the Bible's own theologians and historians.  It's quite hilarious that even the Bible itself admits that it has been tampered with and corrupted by man's garbage:

    "`How can you say, "We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?' (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    The Revised Standard Version makes it even clearer: "How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie(From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    And regarding who wrote the books and gospels of the Bible, well here is a sample of what the NIV Bible's theologians and historians wrote:

    "Serious doubts exists as to whether these verses belong to the Gospel of Mark.  They are absent from important early manuscripts and display certain peculiarities of vocabulary, style and theological content that are unlike the rest of Mark.  His Gospel probably ended at 16:8, or its original ending has been lost.  (From the NIV Bible Foot Notes, page 1528)"

    "Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1643)"

    "The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1856)"

    "The letter is difficult to date with precision....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1905)"

    "It seems safe to conclude that the book, at least in its early form, dates from the beginning of the monarchy. Some think that Samuel may have had a hand in shaping or compiling the materials of the book, but in fact we are unsure who the final author or editor was.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 286)"

    "Although, according to tradition, Samuel wrote the book, authorship is actually uncertain.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The date of the composition is also unknown, but it was undoubtedly during the monarchy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The author is unknown. Jewish tradition points to Samuel, but it is unlikely that he is the author because the mention of David (4:17,22) implies a later date.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 360)"

    "Who the author was cannot be known with certainty since the book itself gives no indication of his identity.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 368)"

    "There is little conclusive evidence as to the identity of the author of 1,2 Kings.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "Whoever the author was, it is clear that he was familiar with the book of Deuteronomy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "According to ancient Jewish tradition, Ezra wrote Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah (see Introduction to Ezra: Literary Form and Authorship), but this cannot be established with certainty.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 569)"

    "Although we do not know who wrote the book of Esther, from internal evidence it is possible to make some inferences about the author and the date of composition.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 707)"

    "The unknown author probably had access to oral and/or written sources....(From the NIV Bible commentary, page 722)"

    "Regarding authorship, opinions are even more divided....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 773)"

    etc...

    How do you respond to this?


    Please visit: Just who were the original authors of the Bible? to see the book's bibliography to the above quotes.

    Also, why don't you visit: Contradictions and proofs of Historical Corruptions in the Bible, and see exactly what I mean, instead of acting like a total fool and saying things that even the Bible refutes in it!

     

     

     

    The Third Point:

    3-  As to the repetition of Noble Verses, it is true that there are some repetitions, but not that many.  I don't know why you emphasized so much on this point, because it is very minor.  Allah Almighty for His Own Divine Wisdom chose to talk about certain topics more than once in some Noble Verses.  But most of the Noble Quran does not contain repetitions in it.  I would say repetitions are less than 5% of the entire Noble Book.

     

     

    He wrote:

    Section One
    …and Muhammad is His Prophet.

    In order to be complete accurate and fair, I must admit that Islamic apologists have made a very good case that the Koran is a genuine product of supernatural revelation. The Koran contains verifiable scientific and historical information utterly beyond anyone’s knowledge fourteen centuries ago. Also, the prose and poetry of the Koran was too excellent and spiritually moving to be the product of an unschooled illiterate such as Muhammad.

     

    He wrote:

    I am glad you know this much Mr. Bloedel.   This will insha'Allah (if Allah Almighty is Willing) allow me to further help you truly appreciate Islam and the Holy and Divine Message of Allah Almighty in the Noble Quran about Him being the Absolute One and True Living GOD and King.

     

    He wrote:

    However, truth claims should be substantiated before being accepted. This is especially the case when the claims involve divine revelation and prophetic authority. The Koran claimed Muhammad to be a "messenger" from God; a prophet and apostle (1). For example, in 9:33 the Koran stated, "It is He [i.e., God] who sent His Messenger [i.e., Muhammad] with guidance and the true faith in order to make it superior to other systems of belief, even though the idolaters may not like it." The problem here is that the Koran presented absolutely nothing to substantiate the claim of Muhammad being a true prophet of God other than its own authority. This is aggravated by the fact that the Koran repeatedly referred to the substantiating signs, wonders and miracles of Moses and Jesus (2), and harped on the "clear proofs" presented by earlier prophets and apostles (3). Yet the Koran presented no 'clear proof' to validate these claims about Muhammad. If there exists substantiating evidence, it is not presented in the Koran. (Consider 17:90-93)

    Indeed 6:19 states, "Ask: "Of all things what is most vital as evidence?" Say: "God is witness between you and me that this Qur'an has been revealed to me [i.e., Muhammad] that I may warn you on its strength, and those whom it reaches."" That's all there is! Muhammad simply laid down "the Book" as revealed to him, and on the basis of its testimony declared himself to be a prophet---no, make that the final Great Prophet---and demanded that everyone submit to the authority of the Koran.

     

    My response:

    Good point Mr. Bloedel.  However, I am sorry to tell you that you are wrong.  Allah Almighty did mention that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was indeed foretold in both the Jewish and Christian Revelations', the Torah and the Injil respectively.  Here is what Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran:

    "And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: "O Children of Israel! I am the apostle of God (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad." But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!"  (The Noble Quran, 61:6)"

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was foretold in both the Old and New Testaments.   All of the articles with great details are located at: www.answering-christianity.com/predict.htm.   But the following is a small sample from the Old Testament:

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

    Isaiah 42:

    This chapter seems to clearly speak about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for the following reasons:

    Isaiah 42

    The Servant of the Lord

    1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.
    2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
    3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
    4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope."

    The Justice brought to the nations, the complete System of GOD Almighty's Laws on earth, the Truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad all point to these verses:

    "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For justice, as witnesses To Allah, even as against Yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, and whether It be (against) rich or poor: For Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (Of your hearts), lest ye Swerve, and if ye Distort (justice) or decline To do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted With all that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 4:135)"

    "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For Allah, as witnesses To fair dealing, and let not The hatred of others To you make you swerve To wrong and depart from Justice. Be just: that is Next to Piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted With all that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 5:8)"

    "But if anyone earns A fault or a sin And throws it on to one That is innocent, He carries (on himself) (Both) a falsehood And a flagrant sin.  (The Noble Quran, 4:112)"

    "Allah commands justice, the doing Of good, and liberality to kith And kin, and He forbids All shameful deeds, and injustice And rebellion: He instructs you, That ye may receive admonition.   (The Noble Quran, 16:90)"

    "...Help ye one another In righteousness and piety, But help ye not one another In sin and rancour: Fear Allah: for Allah Is strict in punishment.  (The Noble Quran, 5:2)"

     

    Continuing with chapter Isaiah 42:

    5 This is what God the LORD says- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
    6 "I, the LORD , have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
    7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

    The Gentiles are the non-Jews.  These verses clearly suggest that the coming Prophet will be among the Gentiles.  As to the covenant, please visit: Jesus told the Jews that GOD will take His Kingdom from them and give it to the Muslims.  (The article is too lengthy to copy and paste here.  So I ask the reader to read it thoroughly since it does contain Jesus' own quotes from the New Testament).

    The following sets of verses offer even more proofs:

    8 "I am the LORD ; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
    9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

    Song of Praise to the Lord

    10Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
    11 Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.


    Kedar is the son of Ishmael peace be upon him:  "These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,   (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 25:13)"

    Please visit: The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

    Also, Prophet Muhammad had a direct blood link to Kedar and Ishmael.  Please visit: Prophet Muhammad's Family Tree.


    The "settlements where Kedar lives" is referring to the Arabs.  The Arabs before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were pagans.  They used to worship idols.  They had 360 idols in the Holy City of Mecca.

    GOD Almighty in Isaiah 42:11 is clearly saying that He will send the people of Kedar (i.e., the Arabs) a Prophet and they should "rejoice" and "raise their voices" in happiness.

    Also, "Let the desert and its towns raise their voices;" is clearly referring to Arabia, since Arabia is known to be made of mostly deserts.  Jerusalem was never called "desert", nor the Jews were ever called the people of "Kedar".

    Important Note:  Jesus in the Bible never even once visited Arabia!  He only went to Egypt (when his mom escaped to Egypt from King Herod while he was a baby) and Palestine/Israel.  Jesus really had nothing to do with the Arabs of Kedar.  It was Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that was born and lived in the lands of Kedar, and he taught the Muslims how to Worship and Glorify GOD Almighty.  Please visit:  What is the Wisdom of Islam?

    Also, please visit: The original Name for GOD Almighty in the Bible was indeed "Allah".  See the proofs from the original Hebrew and Aramaic sources.


    12 Let them give glory to the LORD and proclaim his praise in the islands.
    13 The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
    14 "For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.
    15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.
    16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
    17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame.


    Ironically, many Western anti-Islamics criticize Islam for spreading by the sword.  Islam did probably spread by the sword, but the Muslims never really started any battle.  It was the 360 pagan Arab tribes, and later the Persian and Christian Roman Empires that declared wars against the Muslims, because Islam's theology was rapidly expanding and it began to threat the pagan religion of Arabia and later the two major Empires in the region.

    "he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies" clearly means that this Prophet will fight by the sword the enemies of GOD Almighty.  It was Muhammad and his Muslim followers that spread Islam by crushing and defeating the enemies in the battles. 

    Jesus never fought any war nor ever led any army, so this Prophecy can not apply to him.


    Continuing with Isaiah 42:

    Israel Blind and Deaf

    18 "Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!
    19 Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one committed to me, blind like the servant of the LORD?
    20 You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing."
    21 It pleased the LORD for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.
    22 But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons.
    They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back."

    Here we see GOD Almighty is upset and greatly disappointed from the Jews.  He called them "deaf and blind".


    23 Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come?
    24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD ,
    against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
    25 So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.


    Like above, here also we GOD Almighty upset with the people of Israel.  Please visit: Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.


    Please visit: Jesus told the Jews that GOD will take His Kingdom from them and give it to the Muslims.

    The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

    Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.

    The original Name for GOD Almighty in the Bible was indeed "Allah".

    Rebuttal to Silas' "Who is the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18" article.

     

    He wrote:

    Section Two
    Sorry, we're all 'Booked' up

    The Koran purports to establish the one true faith. The Koran clearly and repeatedly recognized the Jewish and Christian scriptures as God-breathed, valid and authoritative (4). As Muhammad put it in 3:3-4, "He has verily revealed to you this Book [i.e., the Koran], in truth and confirmation of the Books revealed before, as indeed He had revealed the Torah and the Gospel before this as guidance for men, and has sent the criterion of falsehood and truth."

    The Koran repeatedly makes the general admonition that people should "fulfill their devotional obligations" (2:277), but aside from some advice on acceptable foods, conduct while traveling far from home, punishments, marriage, divorce, and a few other points, the Koran really left it to the Jewish and Christian scriptures to 'fill in the blanks' as to the details of exactly what should be done.

     

    My response:

    That is not true.  Allah Almighty is clear about the Jews and Christians believing in Him as the Absolute One GOD Almighty and associate no partners with Him:

    "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)"

    The trinity lie that the Christians have invented around year 300 has no place in Islam.  Thus, Allah Almighty did not leave it open for the Jews and Christians to believe as they wish.

    Please visit:  What is the place of Jesus, Jews, Christians and non-Muslims in Islam?

    What is the Wisdom of Islam?

     

    He wrote:

    But there are a couple of problems here. First, modern Bible scholarship has given the world versions of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures with high levels of confidence as to faithfulness to the original manuscripts. The Bible as we have it today (including all purported errors and corruptions) was available in the Seventh Century of the Christian era; that is, available in the time of Muhammad.

    That brings us to the second problem. If the Bible is at all accurate and valid, then Koranic Islam collides head-on with Judaism and Christianity in terms of historical accounts, logic and theology. I'll elaborate on these differences in greater detail in the following section. But in brief, the basic theological distinctives of the three religions are as follows:

    1. Mosaic Judaism claimed that God is absolutely pure, holy and righteous. Human sin caused offence against the holy character of God, resulting in a penalty of death. The Mosaic code in the Torah established a priesthood overseeing an animal sacrifice system to provide a blood atonement for human sins, and a moral/legal system to minimize sin and establish justice.

    2. The distinctive claims of Apostles Creed Christianity are that the death of animals cannot atone for human sins, therefore God enfleshed Himself into this world through His virgin born son Jesus who offered himself on the cross as the final blood sacrifice on behalf of mankind; was resurrected from death in glorified form; and ascended to the right hand of God the Father so that all who believe in Him will have eternal life in the perfected New Heaven and New Earth. (Read the Gospel according to John, the Letter to the Hebrews, and the Book of Revelation in the Christian Testament)

    3. The central claims of the Koran are that if you recognize and submit to the one true God and His Prophet Muhammad, perform your religious devotional obligations, pay the zakat (i.e., charitable alms and service), make Hajj (a pilgrimage to Mecca), and ensure that your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds (all of which constitute the 'Pillars of Islam'), then God will simply cancel your debt, forget about your sins, and admit you on the day of resurrection into the eternal Paradise of earthly carnal delights.

    Jews may hotly dispute the Christian claim that the logic and theology of the Christian Testament flow smoothly and naturally from the Hebrew Jewish Testament. Muslims, however, are in a real pickle because Koranic theology clashes with both of those Testaments. It could hardly have been denied by any informed person of Mohammad's time that Mosaic Jews really and truly did set up a priesthood, built the Tabernacle/Temple, and operated an animal sacrifice system for the atonement of sins against God. This system was in operation from the time of Moses all the way through the ministry of Jesus until the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the pagan Romans in the year 70 C.E.

    I don't think Muhammad really grasped the significance of the Mosaic system, for none of it survives in the Koran. If the Koran is actually correct, then the Mosaic sacrificial system was a gargantuan waste of time, effort and animals; and the error would seriously undermine the credibility of both the Torah as genuine Revelation and of Moses as a true prophet of God.

     

    My response:

    No where in the Noble Quran or Hadiths (Sayings of Prophet Muhammad) does it suggest that the entire Bible is perfect and free from error.  But this still doesn't prevent you as a Jew from following the social rules of the Torah when dealing with your own social issues and judgements such as punishments:

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

    Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:  "For the children of Israel the punishment for crime was Al-Qisas only (i.e., the law of equality in punishment) and the payment of Blood money was not permitted as an alternate. But Allah said to this nation (Muslims): 'O you who believe! Qisas is prescribed for you in case of murder, .....(up to) ...end of the Verse. (2.178) 

    Ibn 'Abbas added: Remission (forgiveness) in this Verse, means to accept the Blood-money in an intentional murder. Ibn 'Abbas added: The Verse: 'Then the relatives should demand Blood-money in a reasonable manner.' (2.178) means that the demand should be reasonable and it is to be compensated with handsome gratitude.   (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Blood Money (Ad-Diyat), Volume 9, Book 83, Number 20)" 

    Narrated Ibn Abbas:  "The law of Qisas (i.e. equality in punishment) was prescribed for the children of Israel, but the Diya (i.e. blood money was not ordained for them). So Allah said to this Nation (i.e. Muslims): 

    "O you who believe! The law of Al-Qisas (i.e. equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in cases of murder: The free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if the relatives (or one of them) of the killed (person) forgive their brother (i.e. the killers something of Qisas (i.e. not to kill the killer by accepting blood money in the case of intentional murder)----then the relatives (of the killed person) should demand blood-money in a reasonable manner and the killer must pay with handsome gratitude. This is an alleviation and a Mercy from your Lord, (in comparison to what was prescribed for the nations before you). 

    So after this, whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. to kill the killer after taking the blood-money) shall have a painful torment." (2.178)  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh)), Volume 6, Book 60, Number 25)"

     

    Also:

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

    Islam is a witness on the Bible.  It filters out the truth from falsehood and corruption in the Bible.  Anything that agrees 100% with Islam is valid, and anything else that has even the slightest disagreement with Islam is discarded:

    "Know they not Allah Knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal? And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book (i.e., the Bible), but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture.  Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: 'This is from Allah,' To traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.   (The Noble Quran, 2:77-79)"

    "O Apostle! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie,- will listen even to others who have never so much as come to thee. They change the words from their (right) times and places: they say, 'If ye are given this, take it, but if not, beware!' If any one's trial is intended by God, thou hast no authority in the least for him against God. For such - it is not God's will to purify their hearts. For them there is disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a heavy punishment.  (The Noble Quran, 5:41)"

    "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)"

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, "Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!"  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)"

    Please visit Contradictions and Proofs of Historical Corruption in the Bible.

    In the "Missionary Traps for Muslims" section below in the article, you will see detailed explanations that will further shed some light upon what parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth.

    Please visit Why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    Did Prophet Muhammad recognize the Bible as an error-free book?

    What is the best way to convert a Christian to Islam?

     

    Also:

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

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, "Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!"  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)"

    Narrated AbuNamlah al-Ansari: "When he was sitting with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and a Jew was also with him, a funeral passed by him. He (the Jew) asked (Him): Muhammad, does this funeral speak? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah has more knowledge. The Jew said: It speaks. 

    The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Whatever the people of the Book [Jews and Christians] tell you, do not verify them, nor falsify them, but say: We believe in Allah and His Apostle. If it is false, do not confirm it, and if it is right, do not falsify it.  (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Book 25, Number 3637)"

    The following two Sayings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were sent to me by Yusif 65; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, 'Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!'  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)

    Narrated Abu Huraira:  "The people of the Book used to read the Torah in Hebrew and then explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. Allah's Apostle said (to the Muslims). 'Do not believe the people of the Book, nor disbelieve them, but say, 'We believe in Allah and whatever is revealed to us, and whatever is revealed to you.' '  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 460)

    As we clearly see in the above Sayings of our beloved Prophet peace be upon him, we see that the source that the Jews and Christians use (i.e. the Bible or any other religious source such as their Popes', Rabbis or other religious people's verdicts) must be ignored because it is not reliable.  As we've seen in the above introduction, the man-made scribes (laws) had corrupted the Bible and turned it "into a lie" (Jeremiah 8:8).

    Please visit According to Islam, why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    Just who were the real authors of the Bible? Today's Books and Gospels' authors of the Bible are UNKNOWN.  See the comments that prove that from the Theologians and Historians of the NIV Bible from the NIV Bible itself!  Just why in the world should I believe in today's Bible?

     

    What about the Jews whom the Prophet punished according to their Mosaic Law?

    The following was sent to me by brother Johnny Bravo; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

    The missionary argument is that Islamically the Bible is accurate because Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him ruled according to one of its law.  This is indeed very funny.  Christian Missionary, Sam Shamoun, after distorting dozens of verses from the Holy Quran and amazing his with his funny interpretations, informs his readers:

    "Our usage of the Quran does not imply our belief in its authority nor its inspiration.  We quote it solely for the sake of convincing the Muslims of the Bible's authority and authenticity as a fact confirmed by their religious text."

    http://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/aboutbible.htm

    Precisely!  Similarly, the ruling of stoning applied to the Jew and Jewess according to the Jewish scriptures also does not imply that the entire text of the Jewish Christian scriptures is authentic and pristine.  Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him was *also* using it as his evidence against the Jews. Yes there were many addition and deletion in the Jewish scriptures, they were corrupted, but despite their corruption, they still contained enough truth in them to lead any person to Islam.  Thus, had the Jews followed their own book, they would have had no other choice but to become Muslims because their book still contained enough truth therein to lead a person to Islam.  The problem with the Jews was that they didn't even bother to follow that which they themselves considered to be Divinely revealed by Allah. 

    The punishment for stoning for example is the authentic revelation from Allah which we find intact in even the present day Jewish scriptures, but these Jews during the time of Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him did not bother to follow this Law revealed by Allah.   Had they applied all the laws and commandments in their scriptures, never mind the corruption, they would have had no choice but to become Muslims.

    Well known commentator Ibn Kathir, explains:

    "These Hadith's (Saying of Prophet Muhammad in Arabic) state that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him issued a decision that conforms with the ruling in the Tawrah, not to honour the Jews in what they believe in, for the Jews were commanded to follow the Law of Muhammad peace be upon him only.  Rather, the Prophet peace be upon him did this because Allah commanded him to do so.

    He asked them about the ruling of stoning in the Tawrah to make them admit to what the Tawrah (Torah) contains and what they collaborated to hide, deny and exclude from implementing for all that time.  They had to admit to what they did, although they did it while having knowledge of the correct ruling.  What made them go to the Prophet peace be upon him for judgement in this matter was their lusts and desires, hoping that the Prophet peace be upon him would agree with their opinion, not that they believed in the correctness of his judgement."

    [Tafsir Ibn Kathir Abridged. Volume 3. Pg. 182.  Darussalam Publishers and Distributors.  2000]

    Sheikh Abdurrahman Abdul-Khaaliq states:

    "The Torah, the Old Testament, and the Gospel, the New testament, still contain some truth and guidance that can be evidence against Jews and Christians.  If they implemented their laws, Jews and Christians would believe in the Prophet Muhammad's message, confirming what was sent before him, and thus would follow the guidance and light. Muhammad was sent down with clear evidence to his truthfulness and he followed the path of the Prophets before him, who were sent to the Jews and the Christians."

    [Sheikh Abdurrahman Abdul-Khaaliq.  "The Bible's Testimony that Jesus is the Slave-Servant, and Messenger of Allah." pg. 8. The Daar of Islamic Heritage 1994]

    So there we go.  It is worth noting that the Quran does not mention any "Bible" or "Mathew", "Mark", "Genesis", "Numbers" etc.  The Quran only mentions the Tauraat revealed to Musa (Moses) peace be upon him and the Injeel (Gospel) revealed to Esa (Jesus) peace be upon him.  Not any Gospel "according to Mathew" etc.  The Quran is MUHAYMIN over the previous scriptures (5:48), meaning criteria, watcher-over, control, guardian, dominant, trustworthy, witness, rectifying etc.  So whatever agrees with the Quran we accept that we reject whatever disagrees with the Quran.  The present day Jewish Christian scriptures may contain truth in them, we do not deny that, however their also contain the words of man and errors, interpolations and deletions.  A Muslim is commanded to use the Quran as the judge (5:48) to separate the truth from falsehood. 

    Please visit According to Islam, why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    Just who were the real authors of the Bible? Today's Books and Gospels' authors of the Bible are UNKNOWN.  See the comments that prove that from the Theologians and Historians of the NIV Bible from the NIV Bible itself!  Just why in the world should I believe in today's Bible?

     

    He Wrote:

    As mentioned in my introduction, the Koran has a substantial amount of borrowings from the Bible, especially the Jewish Testament. An excellent example of this is Surah #12 entitled "Joseph", which was presented as a stylized, supposedly corrected version of the story of Joseph in Egypt from the Book of Genesis. The problem with all of the corrected 'history' in the Koran is that it doesn't actually accomplish anything. Even if the Koran's versions are true they would have almost no theological impact on the Jewish Testament, as they don't address the Mosaic system of atonement of sin by substitutionary sacrifice, and the reconciliation of God and mankind.

    The problems become acute when the Koran refers to the Christian Testament. Its accounts of the ministry, mission and ultimate fate of Jesus are completely at odds with the best available Christian Testament manuscripts. Both Muhammad and Islamic scholars from his day to the present would have had to have clearly demonstrated outright fraud and/or gross incompetence on the part of Christian Church leaders, theologians, philosophers, scholars and historians. The substantial improvements in Christian Testament manuscripts, archaeological evidence, biblical era historical research and critical textual analysis of the past one hundred and fifty years, however, place this goal out of the reach of Islamic scholars.

     

    My Response:

    Again, the Noble Quran did not borrow from the Bible, but rather, fixed the Bible's accounts and historical and textual contradictions and errors.  Again, here is a sample of some Bible errors:

    II Samuel 10:18 talks about David slew the men of 700 chariots of the Syrians and 40,000 horsemen and Shobach the commander.
    I Chronicles 1:18 says that David slew the men of 7000 chariots and 40,000 footmen

    I Chronicles 9:25 says that Solomon had 4000 stalls for horses and chariots.
    I Kings 4:26 says that he had 40,000 stalls for horses

    Ezra 2:5 talks about an exile Arah having 775 sons.
    Nehemiah 7:10 talks about the same exile Arah having 652 sons.

    II Samuel 24:13 So God came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall SEVEN YEARS OF FAMINE come unto thee in thy land? or will thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue. thee?
    I Chronicles 21:11 SO God came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee. Either THREE YEARS OF FAMINE or three months to be destryed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee;

    How did Judas die?
    "And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself." (Matthew 27:5)
    "And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out." (Acts 1:18)

    2 Samuel 6:23 Therefore MICHAL the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
    2 Samuel 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of MICHAL the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.

    2 Kings 24:8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
    2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

    26th year of the reign of Asa I Kings 16:6-8
    36th year of the reign of Asa I 2 Chronicles 16:1

    How old was Ahaziah when he began to reign?
    22 in 2 Kings 8:26
    42 in 2 Chronicle 22:2

    Who was Josiah's successor?
    Jehoahaz - 2 Chronicle 36:1
    Shallum - Jeremiah 22:11

    Also, your original scriptures are all doubtful according to the Bible's own theologians and historians.  It's quite hellarious that even the Bible itself admits that it has been tampered with and corrupted by man's garbage:

    "`How can you say, "We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?' (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    The Revised Standard Version makes it even clearer: "How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie(From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)"

    And regarding who wrote the books and gospels of the Bible, well here is a sample of what the NIV Bible's theologians and historians wrote:

    "Serious doubts exists as to whether these verses belong to the Gospel of Mark.  They are absent from important early manuscripts and display certain peculiarities of vocabulary, style and theological content that are unlike the rest of Mark.  His Gospel probably ended at 16:8, or its original ending has been lost.  (From the NIV Bible Foot Notes, page 1528)"

    "Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1643)"

    "The writer of this letter does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the original recipients.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1856)"

    "The letter is difficult to date with precision....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 1905)"

    "It seems safe to conclude that the book, at least in its early form, dates from the beginning of the monarchy. Some think that Samuel may have had a hand in shaping or compiling the materials of the book, but in fact we are unsure who the final author or editor was.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 286)"

    "Although, according to tradition, Samuel wrote the book, authorship is actually uncertain.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The date of the composition is also unknown, but it was undoubtedly during the monarchy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 322)"

    "The author is unknown. Jewish tradition points to Samuel, but it is unlikely that he is the author because the mention of David (4:17,22) implies a later date.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 360)"

    "Who the author was cannot be known with certainty since the book itself gives no indication of his identity.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 368)"

    "There is little conclusive evidence as to the identity of the author of 1,2 Kings.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "Whoever the author was, it is clear that he was familiar with the book of Deuteronomy.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 459)"

    "According to ancient Jewish tradition, Ezra wrote Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah (see Introduction to Ezra: Literary Form and Authorship), but this cannot be established with certainty.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 569)"

    "Although we do not know who wrote the book of Esther, from internal evidence it is possible to make some inferences about the author and the date of composition.  (From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 707)"

    "The unknown author probably had access to oral and/or written sources....(From the NIV Bible commentary, page 722)"

    "Regarding authorship, opinions are even more divided....(From the NIV Bible Commentary, page 773)"

    etc...

    How do you respond to this?


    Please visit: Just who were the original authors of the Bible? to see the book's bibliography to the above quotes.

    Also, why don't you visit: Contradictions and proofs of Historical Corruptions in the Bible, and see exactly what I mean, instead of acting like a total fool and saying things that even the Bible refutes in it!

     

    He wrote:

    Section Three
    Details, details, details.

    Since the Koran has no structure and simply rambles from subject to subject in its Surahs, I am going to approach the following topics in alphabetical order.

    1
    Abraham

    Abraham was the Koran's ideal of near perfect faith and performance. In 2:130 Muhammad says, "Who will turn away from the creed of Abraham but one dull of soul? We [i.e., God] made him the chosen one here in the world, and one of the best in the world to come…" And in 3:67-68, "Neither was Abraham a Jew nor a Christian, but upright and obedient, and not an idolater. Of all men the nearest to Abraham are those who follow him, and then this Prophet [i.e., Muhammad] and the faithful;…"

    2
    America

    Though America is certainly not mentioned in the Koran, I thought the following quote of 60:7-9 to be appropriate in the aftermath of the 9-11-01 attacks: "It may be that God will create love between you and your enemies. God is all-powerful, and God is forgiving, ever-merciful. God does not forbid you from being kind and acting justly towards those who did not fight over faith with you, nor expelled you from your homes. God indeed loves those who are just. He only forbids you from making friends with those who fought over faith with you and banished you from your homes, and aided in your exile."

    America has been kind and acted justly to people of all faiths. Our Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law; one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Many Islamic nations cannot say the same.

    3
    Christianity

    If the Koran's take on the Christian Scriptures is correct, then orthodox Apostles Creed Christianity is a monumental hoax and criminal fraud against humanity. Surah 2:75-79 puts the matter bluntly: "How do you expect them to put their faith in you, when you know that some among them heard the word of God and, having understood, perverted it knowingly?… Do they not know that God is aware of what they hide and what they disclose? Among them are heathens who know nothing of the Book but only what they wish to believe, and are only lost in fantasies. But woe to them who fake the Scriptures and say: "This is from God," so that they might earn some profit thereby; and woe to them for what they fake, and woe to them for what they earn from it!"

    Consider the following verses, 4:157-8 "And for saying: "We [i.e., the Jews] killed the Christ, Jesus, son of Mary, who was an apostle of God;" but they neither killed nor crucified him, though it so appeared to them. Those who disagree in the matter are only lost in doubt. They have no knowledge about it other than conjecture, for surely they did not kill him, but God raised him up in position and closer to Himself; and God is all-mighty and all-wise."

    The Koran's lack of clarity and precision makes these verses difficult to interpret. If these verses are simply saying that technically the Jews did not kill Jesus, then this was common knowledge even in Muhammad's time; the gentile Romans did the actual dirty work as clearly recorded in the Christian Scriptures. Or perhaps the Koran was addressing the rumor that the Jews themselves stoned Jesus to death. Though the Christian symbol of the Cross would be invalidated, there would be no real impact on Christian theology as long as Jesus was actually killed at that time.

    However, if these verses are saying that Jesus did not die at all, then orthodox Christianity utterly collapses. If Jesus did not die on the cross at the hands of the Romans (thereby spreading the blame on Jew and Gentile alike) or die from stoning at the hands of the Jews, then he cannot be the blood atonement for the sins of mankind. After all, the sacrificial offering cannot survive the sacrifice.

    But aside from that, the Koran repeatedly stated that Jesus was not the Son of God (5). In 4:171 the Koran clearly said, "The Messiah who is Jesus, son of Mary, was only an apostle of God, …and do not call Him 'Trinity'…for God is only one God, and far from His glory is it to beget a son." This however puts Muhammad and Islam in a real bind. The Koran clearly recognized Jesus as a virgin born prophet/apostle/Messiah (6) with an important Gospel message (7), who worked many miracles (8). The Gospel message was corrupted (9), so the Koran had to set everything straight. The problem here is that the Koran didn't say anything about that important gospel message other than its standard line that you must recognize God and His prophet Muhammad, satisfy your devotional obligations, pay the zakat, and do good works. Surely God did not have to raise up a virgin born, wonder working, Gospel-preaching prophet/Messiah to say that. If there was anything else of substance in Jesus' important Gospel message, none of it was recorded in the Koran.

    Indeed, any way you look at the situation, Jesus is a major problem for Islam. On the one hand, if Jesus was "raised up" near the time Christians claim that he was crucified then God Himself inexplicably put an early end to the ministry of an important Muslim prophet, thereby giving credence to the false rumor of resurrection that would form the basis of the heretical religion of Christianity. On the other hand, if Jesus lived a long full life before being "raised up", the question is begged as to why he didn't simply present himself publicly as alive and well, thereby ending Christianity before it could begin, while completing his mission as a Muslim prophet/apostle/Messiah, with a faithfully recorded Muslim "gospel" preserved for modern day examination.

    The Koranic claim that Jesus was 'Messiah' is also problematic. The Jews expected a Messiah who would throw off the yoke of foreign tyranny, restore the glory days of Israel, and establish universal peace prosperity and justice. The Christians claimed that Jesus Messiah was the Son of God come to atone for the sins of mankind and offer eternal life. Muslims claimed that the Messiah (if that word has any real meaning in an Arab context) would introduce the 'Pillars of Islam' and act as the forerunner and herald of the final Great Prophet.

    Therefore, if the Koran's version of the gospel is correct then Jesus must be counted as a 'three strike' failure. He failed as a Jewish Messiah, failed as a Christian Messiah, and failed miserably as a Muslim Messiah. Indeed, the Muslim ministry of Jesus would have to be recognized as being worse than worthless because the heretical/blasphemous religion of Christianity was founded upon the ruins of a failed Muslim Messiah. This would be a pitiful commentary on the validity of Islam.

    Apparently, whoever (or whatever) revealed the Koran to Muhammad simply was not familiar with Mosaic Judaism or Apostles Creed Christianity. The Koran gives the impression that everything was just a big misunderstanding and that with the fresh, corrected revelation of the Koran everyone could come together in harmony under the big-top tent of Islam. 3:64 states, "O people of the Book, let us come to an agreement on that which is common between us, that we worship no one but God, and make none His compeer [i.e., Jesus, Mary, pagan gods, etc.], and that none of us take any others for lord apart from God." I'm sure Muhammad sincerely felt that this was very reasonable, and was probably miffed when Jews and Christians failed to come around to his way of thinking. But the entire passage of 3:64-71 is a poison pill for Christianity. Again, if the Koran was correct then all of Mosaic Judaism and orthodox Christianity were wrong, making both of them utterly false religions, and corruptors of original revelation and history.

     

    My response:

    Again, no where in the Noble Quran or Hadiths (Sayings of Prophet Muhammad) does it suggest that the entire Bible is perfect and free from error.  But this still doesn't prevent you as a Jew from following the social rules of the Torah when dealing with your own social issues and judgements such as punishments:

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

    Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:  "For the children of Israel the punishment for crime was Al-Qisas only (i.e., the law of equality in punishment) and the payment of Blood money was not permitted as an alternate. But Allah said to this nation (Muslims): 'O you who believe! Qisas is prescribed for you in case of murder, .....(up to) ...end of the Verse. (2.178) 

    Ibn 'Abbas added: Remission (forgiveness) in this Verse, means to accept the Blood-money in an intentional murder. Ibn 'Abbas added: The Verse: 'Then the relatives should demand Blood-money in a reasonable manner.' (2.178) means that the demand should be reasonable and it is to be compensated with handsome gratitude.   (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Blood Money (Ad-Diyat), Volume 9, Book 83, Number 20)" 

    Narrated Ibn Abbas:  "The law of Qisas (i.e. equality in punishment) was prescribed for the children of Israel, but the Diya (i.e. blood money was not ordained for them). So Allah said to this Nation (i.e. Muslims): 

    "O you who believe! The law of Al-Qisas (i.e. equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in cases of murder: The free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if the relatives (or one of them) of the killed (person) forgive their brother (i.e. the killers something of Qisas (i.e. not to kill the killer by accepting blood money in the case of intentional murder)----then the relatives (of the killed person) should demand blood-money in a reasonable manner and the killer must pay with handsome gratitude. This is an alleviation and a Mercy from your Lord, (in comparison to what was prescribed for the nations before you). 

    So after this, whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. to kill the killer after taking the blood-money) shall have a painful torment." (2.178)  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Prophetic Commentary on the Qur'an (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh)), Volume 6, Book 60, Number 25)"

     

    Also:

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

    Islam is a witness on the Bible.  It filters out the truth from falsehood and corruption in the Bible.  Anything that agrees 100% with Islam is valid, and anything else that has even the slightest disagreement with Islam is discarded:

    "Know they not Allah Knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal? And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book (i.e., the Bible), but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture.  Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say: 'This is from Allah,' To traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.   (The Noble Quran, 2:77-79)"

    "O Apostle! let not those grieve thee, who race each other into unbelief: (whether it be) among those who say "We believe" with their lips but whose hearts have no faith; or it be among the Jews,- men who will listen to any lie,- will listen even to others who have never so much as come to thee. They change the words from their (right) times and places: they say, 'If ye are given this, take it, but if not, beware!' If any one's trial is intended by God, thou hast no authority in the least for him against God. For such - it is not God's will to purify their hearts. For them there is disgrace in this world, and in the Hereafter a heavy punishment.  (The Noble Quran, 5:41)"

    "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)"

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, "Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!"  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)"

    Please visit Contradictions and Proofs of Historical Corruption in the Bible.

    In the "Missionary Traps for Muslims" section below in the article, you will see detailed explanations that will further shed some light upon what parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth.

    Please visit Why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    Did Prophet Muhammad recognize the Bible as an error-free book?

    What is the best way to convert a Christian to Islam?

     

    Also:

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

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, "Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!"  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)"

    Narrated AbuNamlah al-Ansari: "When he was sitting with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and a Jew was also with him, a funeral passed by him. He (the Jew) asked (Him): Muhammad, does this funeral speak? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah has more knowledge. The Jew said: It speaks. 

    The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Whatever the people of the Book [Jews and Christians] tell you, do not verify them, nor falsify them, but say: We believe in Allah and His Apostle. If it is false, do not confirm it, and if it is right, do not falsify it.  (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Book 25, Number 3637)"

    The following two Sayings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were sent to me by Yusif 65; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:

    Narrated Ubaidullah:  "Ibn 'Abbas said, 'Why do you ask the people of the scripture about anything while your Book (Quran) which has been revealed to Allah's Apostle is newer and the latest? You read it pure, undistorted and unchanged, and Allah has told you that the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) changed their scripture and distorted it, and wrote the scripture with their own hands and said, 'It is from Allah,' to sell it for a little gain. Does not the knowledge which has come to you prevent you from asking them about anything? No, by Allah, we have never seen any man from them asking you regarding what has been revealed to you!'  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 461)

    Narrated Abu Huraira:  "The people of the Book used to read the Torah in Hebrew and then explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. Allah's Apostle said (to the Muslims). 'Do not believe the people of the Book, nor disbelieve them, but say, 'We believe in Allah and whatever is revealed to us, and whatever is revealed to you.' '  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Book 92, Number 460)

    As we clearly see in the above Sayings of our beloved Prophet peace be upon him, we see that the source that the Jews and Christians use (i.e. the Bible or any other religious source such as their Popes', Rabbis or other religious people's verdicts) must be ignored because it is not reliable.  As we've seen in the above introduction, the man-made scribes (laws) had corrupted the Bible and turned it "into a lie" (Jeremiah 8:8).

    Please visit According to Islam, why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    Just who were the real authors of the Bible? Today's Books and Gospels' authors of the Bible are UNKNOWN.  See the comments that prove that from the Theologians and Historians of the NIV Bible from the NIV Bible itself!  Just why in the world should I believe in today's Bible?

     

    What about the Jews whom the Prophet punished according to their Mosaic Law?

    The following was sent to me by brother Johnny Bravo; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.

    The missionary argument is that Islamically the Bible is accurate because Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him ruled according to one of its law.  This is indeed very funny.  Christian Missionary, Sam Shamoun, after distorting dozens of verses from the Holy Quran and amazing his with his funny interpretations, informs his readers:

    "Our usage of the Quran does not imply our belief in its authority nor its inspiration.  We quote it solely for the sake of convincing the Muslims of the Bible's authority and authenticity as a fact confirmed by their religious text."

    http://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/aboutbible.htm

    Precisely!  Similarly, the ruling of stoning applied to the Jew and Jewess according to the Jewish scriptures also does not imply that the entire text of the Jewish Christian scriptures is authentic and pristine.  Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him was *also* using it as his evidence against the Jews. Yes there were many addition and deletion in the Jewish scriptures, they were corrupted, but despite their corruption, they still contained enough truth in them to lead any person to Islam.  Thus, had the Jews followed their own book, they would have had no other choice but to become Muslims because their book still contained enough truth therein to lead a person to Islam.  The problem with the Jews was that they didn't even bother to follow that which they themselves considered to be Divinely revealed by Allah. 

    The punishment for stoning for example is the authentic revelation from Allah which we find intact in even the present day Jewish scriptures, but these Jews during the time of Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him did not bother to follow this Law revealed by Allah.   Had they applied all the laws and commandments in their scriptures, never mind the corruption, they would have had no choice but to become Muslims.

    Well known commentator Ibn Kathir, explains:

    "These Hadith's (Saying of Prophet Muhammad in Arabic) state that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him issued a decision that conforms with the ruling in the Tawrah, not to honour the Jews in what they believe in, for the Jews were commanded to follow the Law of Muhammad peace be upon him only.  Rather, the Prophet peace be upon him did this because Allah commanded him to do so.

    He asked them about the ruling of stoning in the Tawrah to make them admit to what the Tawrah (Torah) contains and what they collaborated to hide, deny and exclude from implementing for all that time.  They had to admit to what they did, although they did it while having knowledge of the correct ruling.  What made them go to the Prophet peace be upon him for judgement in this matter was their lusts and desires, hoping that the Prophet peace be upon him would agree with their opinion, not that they believed in the correctness of his judgement."

    [Tafsir Ibn Kathir Abridged. Volume 3. Pg. 182.  Darussalam Publishers and Distributors.  2000]

    Sheikh Abdurrahman Abdul-Khaaliq states:

    "The Torah, the Old Testament, and the Gospel, the New testament, still contain some truth and guidance that can be evidence against Jews and Christians.  If they implemented their laws, Jews and Christians would believe in the Prophet Muhammad's message, confirming what was sent before him, and thus would follow the guidance and light. Muhammad was sent down with clear evidence to his truthfulness and he followed the path of the Prophets before him, who were sent to the Jews and the Christians."

    [Sheikh Abdurrahman Abdul-Khaaliq.  "The Bible's Testimony that Jesus is the Slave-Servant, and Messenger of Allah." pg. 8. The Daar of Islamic Heritage 1994]

    So there we go.  It is worth noting that the Quran does not mention any "Bible" or "Mathew", "Mark", "Genesis", "Numbers" etc.  The Quran only mentions the Tauraat revealed to Musa (Moses) peace be upon him and the Injeel (Gospel) revealed to Esa (Jesus) peace be upon him.  Not any Gospel "according to Mathew" etc.  The Quran is MUHAYMIN over the previous scriptures (5:48), meaning criteria, watcher-over, control, guardian, dominant, trustworthy, witness, rectifying etc.  So whatever agrees with the Quran we accept that we reject whatever disagrees with the Quran.  The present day Jewish Christian scriptures may contain truth in them, we do not deny that, however their also contain the words of man and errors, interpolations and deletions.  A Muslim is commanded to use the Quran as the judge (5:48) to separate the truth from falsehood. 

    Please visit According to Islam, why did GOD Almighty allow for the Bible to get corrupted?

    Just who were the real authors of the Bible? Today's Books and Gospels' authors of the Bible are UNKNOWN.  See the comments that prove that from the Theologians and Historians of the NIV Bible from the NIV Bible itself!  Just why in the world should I believe in today's Bible?

     

    He wrote:

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    Heaven, Hell, and Paradise.

    Christians are generally taught that when we die we will go to Heaven. In the Koran, Heaven is the abode of God and His angels. On the day of resurrection, those who have found favor in God's eye will go to the eternal Paradise of earthly delights, and those who have offended God and remain unrepentent will go to Hell where they will roast forever. Virtually nothing of substance is said to describe God's Heaven. However, much is said about Hell and Paradise.

    Hell is described as, well----HELL (10)! Paradise is described as a luxurious Eden-like pleasure realm of earthly delights: gardens with cool streams of running water and lasting bliss, mansions, jewelry, silk clothing, abundant food and drink, lots of women for every guy, and young boys to attend to every need, etc., etc (11). Throw in power tools and a bowling alley and Paradise would be perfect! Of course this is a naked appeal to male carnality, and no mention is made as to where all of this will be located. (see my 'Creationism/Darwinism' article for further amplification)

    However, the Koran's vision of Heaven and Paradise pales before the descriptions of God's Heaven, and the New Heaven, New Earth and New Jerusalem that is presented in the Judeo/Christian Bible (12).

     

    My response:

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

    The Bible is in contradiction with itself in explaining paradise:

    Christians believe that in heaven we will not have our earthly bodies.  We will be spirits without bodies living peacefully in heaven.  They base their claim mostly on the following verse:  "Jesus replied, 'You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.  At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.'  (Matthew 22:29-30)"   Christians took the verse from Jesus peace be upon him so literal when he said that we will be like angels (spirits) in heaven, and based their entire theory that in heaven we will not have bodies upon it.

    Muslims believe that GOD Almighty at the Day of Resurrection will recreate our bodies to have the same exact size and age as Adam's body when he was created which is 70 arms in length and 20 arms in width.  Muslims believe that heaven will contain beautiful materials that we feel and touch in earth today such as food, drink, relationships, joy, etc.... but on a much larger scale and in a much more beautifully designed fashion.

     

    The Old Testament contradicts the Christian theologians!

    In the old Testament in the book of Genesis, we read about the famous story of Adam being the first human being created in heaven.  Then GOD Almighty created Eve from his rib.  Then later we read about Eve deceiving Adam and tempting him to eat the apple that GOD Almighty had forbidden him to eat it, and because of it GOD Almighty sent Adam and all mankind after him to earth to suffer.

    Here is a comment from a Jehovah Witness Christian, Shane Umfleet, regarding this topic:  "I have been investigating more of your web-site. I find that you base your ideas on the Bible contradicting itself on the false teachings of Christendom. Have you considered that their interpretation is not correct?  That Adam and Eve were created on Earth, as stated at Genesis 1. Also, has it occurred to you that only a select few were intended to go to Heaven, as stated at Revelation 14:1,4; 7:2-4; and 5:9,10?  Also contrary to Christendom's interpretation, the Bible says that the Earth will not be destroyed, but will be inhabited by submissive human subjects of God and His heavenly kingdom, after the earth is cleansed of all wickedness.  Genesis 1:28; 2:8-15, Isa 55:11; 46:10,11; Ps 72:7 Isa 9:6,7 ; Mt. 6:9,10; Revelation 21:3-5.  Do you have any enlightenment on these Bible verses?"

    It is interesting to know that "Bible Theologians" or "Bible Interpreters" differ a great deal among themselves.  In the example of Heaven in the Bible, it is important to note how the Bible is so confusing and so filled with inconsistencies that a group of Christians claim that we will not have our earthly bodies in heaven and earth will be destroyed, and yet others claim that we will have our earthly bodies and we will live in Paradise on Earth.  Like throughout most of the Bible, this serious difference of interpretations does put a big question mark on the reliability of the Bible.  As a Muslim, I believe that the Bible used to be Allah Almighty's pure words (free from errors), but man had so corrupted it that it no longer became a valid book.  Please visit History of man's corruption in the Bible.

     

    Contradictions in the OT and NT to notice:

    1- GOD created a husband and a wife in heaven.  This contradicts the New Testament above when it claimed that we will only be spirits that don't marry in heaven.

    2- GOD created a body for Adam in heaven, he had a head, a mouth, a neck, a stomach to feed himself the forbidden apple and digested it in his stomach/body.  This also contradicts that we will only be spirits with no bodies in heaven as the New Testament claims.

    3- Adam peace be upon him did feel hungry enough to get tempted to eat the forbidden apple.  This proves that our earthly feelings and desires such as hunger, sexual desires, love, emotions, etc... will exist in heaven as well.

    The Noble Quran talks in great details about how Paradise will have rivers from honey and milk, how much beautiful nature we will have and how we will have beautiful angels serving us in heaven.

    The Noble Quran and the Old Testament seem to agree fully that (1) Heaven has materialistic things that we can feel and live with in it; and (2) We do get married in heaven and practice our sexual desires (although that's not the main point because the Noble Quran only talked very briefly about it) when we desire it.

     

    Conclusion:

    I as a Muslim who loves and respects our beloved Messenger of GOD, Jesus peace be upon him, think that the Bible is full of corruptions and fake sayings about Jesus.  I don't believe that Jesus contradicted himself by saying that.  I personally think that if indeed Jesus said that quote in Matthew 22:29-30 above, then he only meant that women are not given in marriage without seeing their husbands as the Jews used to do back then with their pre-arranged marriage culture.  Also, Jesus probably meant to say that women in heaven will not be forced into any marriage without their will.  But according to the truth, we will live in paradise in earthly bodies.   We won't have our current bodies according to Islam.  We will have bodies that look similar to Adam's which is 70 arms in height and 20 arms in width. 

    We also can not take everything in the Bible so literal because it will mislead us.  In the case of Matthew 22:29-30 above it is quite obvious that we must not take the saying of Jesus so literal because it is contradicting the way GOD Almighty defined heaven from the very beginning when He created it in the Bible and in the Noble Quran.

     

    He wrote:

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    Koran

    "Any Israelite or any alien living among them who eats any blood---I (God) will set my face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from his people. For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life."

                                                  Leviticus 17:10-11 (NIV)

    The one hundred and fourteen Surahs of the Koran were supernaturally revealed to Muhammad over a period of 23 years starting in the year 610 C.E.  Surah 12, verses 3 and 111 tells the primary purposes of the Koran: "Through the revelation of this Qur'an We [i.e., God] narrate the best of histories of which you were unaware before. … This is not a fictitious tale, but a verification of earlier Books, and a clear exposition of every thing, and a guidance and grace for those who believe." Surah 39 verses 27 & 28 continues: "We have given examples of every kind for men in the Qur'an so that they may contemplate: A clear discourse which expounds all things without any obliquity…"(13)

    The problem here is that the Koran fails to deliver on any of the above points. The histories are mostly irrelevant (if not bogus), the expositions are vague or insubstantial, and the discourses are mainly space wasting poetic verbiage. Indeed, just about everything of true substance in the Koran is contained in Surah number 23. With a little extra detail this single Surah could be the entire Koran!


    But I want to get down to basic fundamentals. Everything focuses to this one simple question: What is the actual atonement of sin so as to allow the reconciliation of God and man so that we may have eternal life? On this single critical point I find a serious discrepancy between the Koran and the Torah. The Torah as revealed by God to the prophet Moses clearly demanded substitutionary DEATH as the atonement for sin. The Koran just as clearly ignored substitutionary death, but instead demanded good works and religious devotional observance (i.e., the Pillars of Islam) as the atonement for sin.

    To pull it all together, consider the following points:

    •  The Torah, with its current form and content (including the priesthood and animal sacrifice system), was available in the seventh century of the Christian era.

    •  The present day Koran is complete and correct. That is, there are no missing Surahs and no corrupting changes.

    •  The Koran clearly and repeatedly recognized Moses as a genuine prophet of God, and the Torah as a valid and authoritative revelation from God.

    •  The Koran presented corrections to the Torah, none of which pertained to the Mosaic Code of the priesthood and animal sacrifice system.

    •  The corrections to the Torah are complete and correct because the Koran is complete and correct!

    •  The Mosaic Code in the Torah demanded atonement for sin by substitutionary DEATH. That is, a priesthood overseeing an animal sacrifice system performed in the Tabernacle (read Exodus chapter 25 through Leviticus chapter 10 and chapters 21-22, and Numbers chapters 15, 18, & 28-29. That's a whopping 31 chapters!).

    •  The Koran changed this (with no comment or explanation, mind you) to atonement by good works and religious devotional observance (i.e., the Pillars of Islam) while utterly ignoring the historical reality of Mosaic Judaism.

     

    My response:

    First of all, the Noble Quran does prohibit eating of blood:

    "He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that on which any other name hath been invoked besides that of God. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then is he guiltless. For God is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 2:173)"

    "Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety. This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 5:3)"

    "Say: "I find not in the message received by me by inspiration any (meat) forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be dead meat, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine,- for it is an abomination - or, what is impious, (meat) on which a name has been invoked, other than God's". But (even so), if a person is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- thy Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 6:145)"

    "He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than God has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits,- then God is Oft-  (The Noble Quran, 16:115)"

    As to the Laws of the Bible and how the Noble Quran does not follow all of them, the Noble Quran did not come to copy the Laws of the Torah for the Muslims, but rather to give their Summary and to add to them and abrogate some of them:

    "We ordained therein for them (the People of Israel): "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal."   But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself.  And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.  (The Noble Quran, 5:45)"

    See how Allah Almighty added to the Law of "life for a life" that was sent down to the People of Israel by allowing Muslims to forgive and forget.

    "None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that God Hath power over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 2:106)"

    This means that Allah Almighty is not stuck with the previous Revelations that He Said, because there is always the possibility of people changing.

    As to the Bible being corrupt and not all perfect and error-free, I have provided ample evidence above to prove that straight from the Noble Quran and Hadiths.

     

    He wrote:

    The above points are absolutely fatal to the Koran. Islamic apologists frequently point to the scientific and historical aspects of the Koran that validate it as supernatural revelation. However, there is an important aspect of science ignored by the apologists. Science insists upon the “Correspondence Principle”. That is, any new theory of science must account for and incorporate all of the properly verified and validated parts of previous related theories. For example, when Maxwell developed his famous equations of electro-magnetism he had to demonstrate that they were compatible with Newton’s previously verified Laws of Physics. When Einstein developed his Theory of Relativity, he had to demonstrate that it incorporated Maxwell’s Equations and Newton’s Laws. Any new theory of physics must account for and incorporate the work of Einstein, et al.

    This same principle also operates in theology. There is only ONE God, and He is not about to contradict Himself. New revelation from God must flow smoothly and accountably from previous revelation by the same God. The Christian New Testament at least attempts to explain the shift from the Laws of Moses to their purported fulfillment in the work of Jesus on the Cross. However, the shift from the Torah to the Koran is about as abrupt as you can get. The Koran makes no attempt at all to explain the change from atonement by DEATH to atonement by good works. In fact, the Koran doesn’t even mention Mosaic Judaism!

    This is totally unacceptable. Islamic scholars and apologists are going to have to present compelling extra-Koranic evidence proving that Moses actually and originally established a system of Islam (later corrupted into ‘Mosaic’ Judaism). Otherwise, they are going to have to admit that the Torah as presented in the Bible is correct and that the penalty for sin is DEATH, not good works.

     

    My response:

    According to your very own Bible, Allah Almighty would change His Mind if He wants to:

    "You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'  You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.  For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"

    Here we see that GOD Almighty made a big statement about giving unpredicted future prophecies for or against the people of Israel.

    And as I mentioned above, Allah Almighty said:

    "None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that God Hath power over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 2:106)"

    This means that Allah Almighty is not stuck with the previous Revelations that He Said, because there is always the possibility of people changing.

    As to the Bible being corrupt and not all perfect and error-free, I have provided ample evidence above to prove that straight from the Noble Quran and Hadiths.

     

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    Lead Astray

    This will be real short. Just consider these two verses: 35:8 "…God leads whosoever He please astray and guides whosoever He will." And 75:31 "That is how God leads whosoever He will astray, and guides whosoever He will." These may simply be quirks of Prof. Ali's translation, but I am rather doubtful of the idea that God actually leads people astray.

     

    My response:

    If Allah Almighty Likes you and sees good in you, then He'll Guide you.   But if He Sees nothing but evil in you, then He'll leave you and further lead you to go astray.  It is always up to you.  You have the free will and choice that GOD Almighty Created for you in you.  You can choose to be good or evil.  Allah Almighty Will only Try to Help you, but He won't grab your hands and Lead you.  He won't spoon feed you in other words.  The Truth and the Way are clear.  Believe in GOD Almighty as the Absolute One and True Living GOD Almighty Almighty and associate no partners with Him and do Righteousness.  Do these and you'll have no problem:

    "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)"

    "O mankind! [this includes all races and all nations] We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other.  Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.  And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted.  (The Noble Quran, 49:13)"

    "Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] are a portion that stand (For the right): They rehearse the Signs of God all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration.  They believe in God and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous.  (The Noble Quran, 3:113-3:114)"

    "...Allah has endeared the faith to you, Has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He Has made hateful to you unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness- A grace and favour from Allah; and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.  (The Noble Quran, 49:7-8)" 

    For more details, please visit:  What is the Wisdom of Islam?

     

    He wrote:

    7
    Marriage and Divorce

    These two subjects provide further illustration of the conflict between Muhammad's Koran and the Biblical Torah/Gospel. The Koran is rather cavalier on the issues of marriage and divorce. Surah 2:227-230 allows a man to marry and divorce the same woman four times, the only real stipulation being that after the third divorce the woman must marry and divorce a second man before remarrying the first. And 33:37 allows a man to marry his adopted sons wives "…when they are through with them."

    According to the Torah (Dt. 24:1-4), a man couldn't remarry a woman if she subsequently became the wife of another man and was divorced by him. And Jesus clearly stated his opposition to divorce except in the case of adultery (Mt.5:32, Mk 10:5-9, & Lk 16:18). So who's correct here: Muhammad, or Moses and Jesus?

     

    My response:

    First of all, the man is not limited to divorcing the woman only four times.  The two spouses have two chances of divorce to get back with each others.   The third one is the final one, and after that, if they wish to get back together, then the woman would have to marry another person, have sex with him, and get a divorce from him inorder for her to be able to get back with her first husband and start all over again.

    This Law was set by Allah Almighty to discourage divorce, and to show married people that marriage and divorce are not a joke and something to take lightly.   Allah Almighty made it almost impossible for third-time-divorced couples from getting back together, because by the woman marrying another man and sleeping with him, that not only makes it very hard for her to divorce her new husband, but it also teaches the first husband as well as the woman that divorce is not something to be played with.   Plus like I said, they must divorce three times in order for them to be prohibited unto each others to get back together again before she can marry another man and get a divorce from him after having sexual intercourse with him.  Compatable spouses never have to get to this point.  It is the incompatible spouses that reach these points and in many times, it is best if they just permanently seperate.  Here is what Allah Almighty said:

    "But if their intention is firm for divorce, God heareth and knoweth all things.  Divorced women shall wait concerning themselves for three monthly periods. Nor is it lawful for them to hide what God Hath created in their wombs, if they have faith in God and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them. And God is Exalted in Power, Wise. A divorce is only permissible twice: after that, the parties should either hold Together on equitable terms, or separate with kindness. It is not lawful for you, (Men), to take back any of your gifts (from your wives), except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by God. If ye (judges) do indeed fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by God, there is no blame on either of them if she give something for her freedom. These are the limits ordained by God; so do not transgress them if any do transgress the limits ordained by God, such persons wrong (Themselves as well as others).   So if a husband divorces his wife (irrevocably), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her. In that case there is no blame on either of them if they re-unite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by God. Such are the limits ordained by God, which He makes plain to those who understand.  (The Noble Quran, 2:227-2:230)"

    Narrated 'Aisha: "Rifa'a Al-Qurazi divorced his wife irrevocably (i.e. that divorce was the final). Later on 'Abdur-Rahman bin Az-Zubair married her after him. She came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I was Rifa'a's wife and he divorced me thrice, and then I was married to 'Abdur-Rahman bin AzZubair, who, by Allah has nothing with him except something like this fringe, O Allah's Apostle," showing a fringe she had taken from her covering sheet. Abu Bakr was sitting with the Prophet while Khalid Ibn Said bin Al-As was sitting at the gate of the room waiting for admission. Khalid started calling Abu Bakr, "O Abu Bakr! Why don't you reprove this lady from what she is openly saying before Allah's Apostle?" Allah's Apostle did nothing except smiling, and then said (to the lady), "Perhaps you want to go back to Rifa'a? No, (it is not possible), unless and until you enjoy the sexual relation with him ('Abdur Rahman), and he enjoys the sexual relation with you."   (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab) Volume 8, Book 73, Number 107)"


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

    If the woman is menstruating, then the divorce doesn't count:

    Let us look at the following narration from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him:

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:  "AbdurRahman ibn Ayman, the client of Urwah, asked Ibn Umar and AbuzZubayr was was listening: What do you think if a man divorces his wife while she is menstruating? He said: Abdullah ibn Umar divorced his wife while she was menstruating during the time of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).So Umar asked the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saying: Abdullah ibn Umar divorced his wife while she was menstruating. Abdullah said: He returned her to me and did not count it (the pronouncement) anything. He said: When she is purified, he may divorce her or keep her with him. Ibn Umar said: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) recited the Qur'anic verse: O Prophet, when you divorce women, divorce them in the beginning of their waiting period.(Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq), Book 12, Number 2180)"

    The Noble Verse reads as follows: 

    "O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods, and count (accurately), their prescribed periods: And fear God your Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they (themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness, those are limits set by God: and any who transgresses the limits of God, does verily wrong his (own) soul: thou knowest not if perchance God will bring about thereafter some new situation.  (The Noble Quran, 65:1)"

    So in other words, if a woman is in her monthly period, and her husband says to her I divorce you, whether he says it once or a thousand times, the divorce would still doesn't count.  The woman's monthly period is the shield that invalidates any divorce done by the man.

     

    He wrote:

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    Muhammad and Islam

    "Muhammad is only a messenger; and many a messenger has gone before him." So states 3:144. Give Muhammad credit for honesty on this point; he never claimed in the Koran to be anything more than a mere mortal man.

    But let’s come straight to the main point. Muhammad claimed that the angel Gabriel appeared to him over a period of twenty-three years and inspired the revelation of the Koran. This begs the question: “Was Muhammad a liar, lunatic, prophet of God---or dupe of Satan?” As I conceded earlier in the article, the internal evidence of the Koran clearly indicates it to be a genuine work of supernatural revelation. Muhammad had neither the knowledge nor the talent to produce the Koran. So did this revelation come from God Almighty; Creator of the universe? Or did it come from Satan?

     

    My response:

    The fruits of Islam a great.  Islam can not be the work of satan.   When Prophet Muhammad became the Messenger of Allah Almighty, he brought the Divine Religion of Islam that ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

     

    He wrote:

    Moses performed his miracles and received his revelation directly from God (see 4:164) in an environment virtually overwhelmed by the visible supernatural power and presence of the Almighty as witnessed by literally hundreds of thousands of people over a forty-year ministry. Muhammad, on the other hand, received his revelations in private through an angelic intermediary of unverifiable identity, and presented the Koran to the people without any demonstration of divine or supernatural power (at least none recorded in the Koran). Also, as I pointed out earlier, the Koran fails to satisfy the “Correspondence Principle”; that is, it fatally conflicts with the Torah.

    As for the Koran coming from Satan, it appears that Muslims have an underdeveloped and nave view of the devil. They seem to regard him merely as a weak, annoying and mischievous jinni, thereby credulously assuming that supernatural revelation equals Divine Revelation. The Judeo/Christian Bible, however, identifies Satan as Lucifer, the greatest of God’s created angelic beings, who led a prideful rebellion against God in an attempt to seize the very throne of Heaven and establish himself as God (read my Christian Exclusivity article for further amplification).

    Satan (or one of his demonic lieutenants) would have had access to the scientific and historical information presented in the Koran; could easily have posed as the angel Gabriel so as to dupe a poor, unschooled, illiterate, pagan Arab; could have concocted the excellent prose and poetry that so powerfully impressed the pagan Arabs of Muhammad’s day; and seen to the fulfillment of the short-range prophetic predictions realized during and immediately following Muhammad’s ministry. However, the Koran conspicuously lacks the major long-range ‘End Times’, ‘New Earth’ and ‘New Heaven’ prophecy contained in the Bible. That sort of thing is reserved for true prophecy from God Almighty (read my Jewish Holocaust article for further elaboration).

    Now, why would Satan want to fake a revelation so as to start a religion that preaches and practices peace, justice, brotherhood and goodwill? To answer, we have to go back to the fundamental nature and character of God, and the penalty of sin as revealed in the Torah. God is absolutely and perfectly pure, holy and righteous. Because of this pure holiness, God cannot tolerate sin of any kind or degree. Therefore, the penalty of sin is DEATH. It doesn’t matter if the sin is big or small; intentional or unintentional; known or unknown. It doesn’t even matter if you commit only one tiny, unknown, unintentional sin in your entire life! The bad news of the Mosaic Code is that the penalty for sin is DEATH---without exception or moderation.

    The good news of the Mosaic Code is that God will allow an acceptable substitute to pay the penalty of death in our place. Now, this is where Satan has an opportunity to deceive and mislead. Though Satan might prefer to provoke strife, wickedness and discord, he can also use peace, morality and brotherhood as long as he can convince people that the penalty of sin is NOT death, but rather good works and religious devotional observance such as the Pillars of Islam. That is, that people can achieve their own eternal salvation by their own good works and merit. If he can get people to deny the penalty of death and sell them on a do-it-yourself salvation (i.e., Islam), then the penalty of death will fall on their own heads and Satan will win them for the kingdom of hell; even if their lives are otherwise reasonably good, moral and upright. It all comes down to the truth or falsehood of the Mosaic Code as recorded in the Torah.

    This brings us to the most disturbing question in this entire issue: Why would God allow Satan to pull off such a monumentally spectacular deception? Make no mistake about it, either Islam is false or else Torah-based Judaism and its bastard child Christianity are false. Either way, at least a billion people are going to rot in hell for embracing a masterfully executed lie. Is human free-will such a deeply embedded part of God's plan for mankind that the All-mighty would permit such an awful thing to happen? Apparently so!

     

     

    My response:

     

    Again, the fruits of Islam are great.   Satan does not cause good to spread in the world.  He only causes mischief and evil to be spread.  Islam came and ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

     

    Aside from that, the Miracles of the Noble Quran are Everlasting.  While Moses and other Prophets peace be upon them performed many Miracles, but those Miracles died and no longer exist.  They seized to exist the minute their Prophets' died.  The Miracle of the Noble Quran on the other hand exists in the Noble Quran and Everlasting as I said until the Day of Judgement:

     

     

    Very Important Discovery:
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    A new star forming out of a cloud of gas and dust (nebula), which is one of the remnants of the "smoke" that was the origin of the whole universe. (The Space Atlas, Heather and Henbest, page 50)
    Allah Almighty said: "Then He turned to the heaven when it was smoke...(The Noble Quran, 41:11)"
    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe
    Only Islam claims that the universe was originated from Dust and Hot Gas, or Smoke.

     

    Science in Islam:

    The sub sections here are:

    1-  Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.
    2-  The Earth's rotation, formation, and Oceanology.
    3-  The Universe, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    4-  Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to
          the time of birth.
    5-  The number 19 code in the Noble Quran.
    6-  Medicine, Insects and Animals.
    7-  Psychology.
    8-  Great Web Sites.
    9-  Rebuttals.
    10-  Prophecies.


    Life originated from water in the Noble Quran:

    Life originated from water in the Noble Quran.

     

    The Earth's rotation, formation and Oceanology:

    The Noble Quran confirms that the earth is rotating around its axle.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".

    The Earth is round according to Islam.

    The amazing creation of earth and iron in the Noble Quran.   Iron came from space, and the Noble Quran mentioned it.

    The amazing creation of earth and mountains in the Noble Quran.   Science confirms that mountains prevent the earth from shaking while it is revolving around itself.  The Noble Quran made a similar claim.

    Geology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.

    Oceanology in the Noble Quran - See the Scientific confirmation.  The barriers between waters in both science and the Noble Quran.

    The darkness of oceans and disappearance of light was mentioned in the Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

     

    The Universe, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles:

    The Noble Quran and Astronomers both claim that the Universe is 18 billion years old.

    The Big Bang Theory and the Cosmic Crunch in the Noble Quran.  Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him predicted around the time when the Cosmic Crunch occurs, the Sun would rise from the West.

    The Noble Quran on the Origin of the Universe. This article has pictures and quotes from Western scientific books that accurately confirm the astronomical claims of the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran was the only book that claimed that the universe originated from Hot Gas or Smoke.  Science proved that this claim is true.

    The explosion of Stars (FORMING RED ROSES), Galaxies and the Universe in the Noble Quran had been confirmed by NASA.

    Comparison between Allah Almighty's claims about His Creation, and the scientific discoveries that 100% agree with Him.  Claims such as:  The universe is expanding, the existence of the sun's orbit, the protective atmosphere to the earth, Embryology and many more.

    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran that He is "Expanding" the Universe.  Scientists already proved this claim to be true.

    The "Clot" and the Creation of the Universe in the Noble Quran.

    Is there mention of U.F.Os or other Human Planets in the Noble Quran?

    What does the sun orbit?

    Einstein's time relativity in the Noble Quran.

    UFOs and Space Shuttles were explicitly mentioned in the Noble Quran!  Even the communication with UFOs was prophesied in the Noble Quran.

    Aliens and UFOs in the Noble Quran.

     

    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation and Creation from the time of sexual intercourse to the time of birth:

    The Noble Quran on Human Embryonic Development.

    Embryology in the Noble Quran.   The three stages of the foetus formation in the Noble Quran and Science.

    Abortion in Islam is a crime!   The foetus is a human child in Islam.

    The Noble Quran on the Cerebrum: Lying is generated from the person's forehead.

    The region in the brain that controls our movements - In Noble Quran and confirmed by Science.

    Sex determination and human creation in Islam.  Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad both claimed that the human gender is determined by the male's ejaculated semen.

    Were human cloning and gender alteration prophesied in Islam?

    Alteration of Creation Prophecy:

    Allah Almighty quoted satan telling Him, the Almighty, in the Glorious Quran the following:

    [004:119]  and (1) will lead them astray ولاضلنهمand (2) will stir desires within them ولامنينهمand (3) will command them ولامرنهم and (4) they shall cut the ears of animals فليبتكن اذان الانعامand (5) I will command them ولامرنهم to alter the creation of God فليغيرن خلق الله ." He who taketh Satan rather than God for his patron, is ruined with palpable ruin:

    Satan in the five different commands will:

    1-  Lead astray.
    2-  Stir desires.
    3-  Will command the evil ones.
    4-  To cut the animals' ears.
    5-  Then proceed to alter the creation of GOD Almighty.

    Notice the fifth "and":

    and (5) I will command them ولامرنهم  to alter the creation of God فليغيرن خلق الله ."

      
    The alteration of Allah Almighty's creation indeed began with the cutting of the animals' ears.  Animal and human cloning all began with the cutting the of the animals' ears to extract the necessary somatic cells from them.  Dolly the sheep was the first creation to ever be cloned.

    For ample more proofs and details, please visit:

    www.answering-christianity.com/creation_alteration.htm

      

    Why does the Noble Quran, while speaking about determination of the identity of the individual, speak specifically about finger tips?  The Noble Quran recognized that finger tips (finger prints) are unique!

    The blood circulation and the production of milk in the Breast: In the Noble Quran and Science.

    Thinking with the heart besides the brain in the Noble Quran was proven by Science.

     

    The number 19 code in the Noble Quran:

    The Miracle of the number 19 in the Noble Quran.  Yes, the number 19 is miraculous in the Noble Quran and was proven to be essential in many of the Scientific Theories and Discoveries.  But it doesn't at all support Rashad Khalifa's removal of two Noble Verses from the Noble Quran, and his claim to be GOD Almighty's Messenger.

     

    Medicine, Insects and Animals:

    Animals' urine and it's relationship to medicine in Islam.

    Camels could help cure humans.

    Honey was proven to be healing for humans as was mentioned in the Noble Quran.

    The fly insect and its cure: Mentioned in Islam and confirmed by Science (Bacteriophages).

     

    Psychology:

    The psychological Wisdom of Prayers in Islam was proven in Science and Psychology.

    The Wisdom of the age of 40 in the Noble Quran, which had been Scientifically and Psychologically proven to be True.  See why Allah Almighty is more forgiving to those who are under the age of 40, and how Science and Psychology proved that people under 40 are less mature and tend to make more irresponsible decisions (i.e., mistakes and sins).

     

    Great Web Sites:

    http://www.it-is-truth.org/   This is an awesome web site that has Western scientific information that accurately confirms the Noble Quran's claims about astronomy, biology, geology and other sciences.

    A detailed site that displays most of the scientific Quranic Verses that deal with astronomy, geology and biology.

    The Bible, the Quran and Science.  Written by Dr Maurice Bucaille.  In his work, Dr. Baucille proves that the Quran correctly stated scientific facts unknown at the time of the Prophet - showing its divine origin!

    Miracles of the Noble Quran.  Video files.

    A web site for the number 19 miracle in the Noble Quran.

    Evaluating Islam as a Religion based on Divine Revelation.

     

    Rebuttals:

    Does the Noble Quran support "The Earth moves around the Sun" theory?  Rebuttal to Mr. Avijit Roy's challenge.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does the Quran support the Earth moves around the Sun theory" response.

    My rebuttal to Avijit Roy's "Does Quran have any Scientific miracles?" article.

    A Muslim response to criticism of Embryology in the Noble Quran.  By Nadeem Arif Najmi.

    Allah Almighty said that the earth is "egg-shaped".  Rebuttal to the Christian "Answering Islam" team about "dahaha" in the Noble Quran.

     

    Prophecies:

    Please visit The Noble Quran section, and read the "Prophecies" sub section to see the great Prophecies that were fulfilled only in the Noble Quran.  The Noble Quran also made mention and promised the discovery of lost ancient cities and people's bodies, and these promises were all fulfilled today.

     

     

     

    He wrote:


    One more point of interest is that the Koran referred to Muhammad in Surah 7:157 as "…the gentile Prophet, described in the Torah and the Gospel." I don't recall reading anything in the Torah and Gospels about a non-Jew like Muhammad. Certainly not as someone to be anticipated or looked for as an additional authority figure.

     

    My response:

    Think again Mr. Bloedel.  Here is the proof from your own Bible that Muhammad was called "The Light of the Gentiles":

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

    Isaiah 42:

    This chapter seems to clearly speak about Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him for the following reasons:

    Isaiah 42

    The Servant of the Lord

    1 "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.
    2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets.
    3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
    4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope."

    The Justice brought to the nations, the complete System of GOD Almighty's Laws on earth, the Truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad all point to these verses:

    "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For justice, as witnesses To Allah, even as against Yourselves, or your parents, Or your kin, and whether It be (against) rich or poor: For Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (Of your hearts), lest ye Swerve, and if ye Distort (justice) or decline To do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted With all that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 4:135)"

    "O ye who believe! Stand out firmly For Allah, as witnesses To fair dealing, and let not The hatred of others To you make you swerve To wrong and depart from Justice. Be just: that is Next to Piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted With all that ye do.  (The Noble Quran, 5:8)"

    "But if anyone earns A fault or a sin And throws it on to one That is innocent, He carries (on himself) (Both) a falsehood And a flagrant sin.  (The Noble Quran, 4:112)"

    "Allah commands justice, the doing Of good, and liberality to kith And kin, and He forbids All shameful deeds, and injustice And rebellion: He instructs you, That ye may receive admonition.   (The Noble Quran, 16:90)"

    "...Help ye one another In righteousness and piety, But help ye not one another In sin and rancour: Fear Allah: for Allah Is strict in punishment.  (The Noble Quran, 5:2)"

     

    Continuing with chapter Isaiah 42:

    5 This is what God the LORD says- he who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and all that comes out of it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:
    6 "I, the LORD , have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles,
    7 to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

    The Gentiles are the non-Jews.  These verses clearly suggest that the coming Prophet will be among the Gentiles.  As to the covenant, please visit: Jesus told the Jews that GOD will take His Kingdom from them and give it to the Muslims.  (The article is too lengthy to copy and paste here.  So I ask the reader to read it thoroughly since it does contain Jesus' own quotes from the New Testament).

    The following sets of verses offer even more proofs:

    8 "I am the LORD ; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
    9 See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you."

    Song of Praise to the Lord

    10Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
    11 Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops.


    Kedar is the son of Ishmael peace be upon him:  "These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, listed in the order of their birth: Nebaioth the firstborn of Ishmael, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,   (From the NIV Bible, Genesis 25:13)"

    Please visit: The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

    Also, Prophet Muhammad had a direct blood link to Kedar and Ishmael.  Please visit: Prophet Muhammad's Family Tree.


    The "settlements where Kedar lives" is referring to the Arabs.  The Arabs before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him were pagans.  They used to worship idols.  They had 360 idols in the Holy City of Mecca.

    GOD Almighty in Isaiah 42:11 is clearly saying that He will send the people of Kedar (i.e., the Arabs) a Prophet and they should "rejoice" and "raise their voices" in happiness.

    Also, "Let the desert and its towns raise their voices;" is clearly referring to Arabia, since Arabia is known to be made of mostly deserts.  Jerusalem was never called "desert", nor the Jews were ever called the people of "Kedar".

    Important Note:  Jesus in the Bible never even once visited Arabia!  He only went to Egypt (when his mom escaped to Egypt from King Herod while he was a baby) and Palestine/Israel.  Jesus really had nothing to do with the Arabs of Kedar.  It was Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that was born and lived in the lands of Kedar, and he taught the Muslims how to Worship and Glorify GOD Almighty.  Please visit:  What is the Wisdom of Islam?

    Also, please visit: The original Name for GOD Almighty in the Bible was indeed "Allah".  See the proofs from the original Hebrew and Aramaic sources.


    12 Let them give glory to the LORD and proclaim his praise in the islands.
    13 The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.
    14 "For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back. But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out, I gasp and pant.
    15 I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.
    16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
    17 But those who trust in idols, who say to images, 'You are our gods,' will be turned back in utter shame.


    Ironically, many Western anti-Islamics criticize Islam for spreading by the sword.  Islam did probably spread by the sword, but the Muslims never really started any battle.  It was the 360 pagan Arab tribes, and later the Persian and Christian Roman Empires that declared wars against the Muslims, because Islam's theology was rapidly expanding and it began to threat the pagan religion of Arabia and later the two major Empires in the region.

    "he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies" clearly means that this Prophet will fight by the sword the enemies of GOD Almighty.  It was Muhammad and his Muslim followers that spread Islam by crushing and defeating the enemies in the battles. 

    Jesus never fought any war nor ever led any army, so this Prophecy can not apply to him.


    Continuing with Isaiah 42:

    Israel Blind and Deaf

    18 "Hear, you deaf; look, you blind, and see!
    19 Who is blind but my servant, and deaf like the messenger I send? Who is blind like the one committed to me, blind like the servant of the LORD?
    20 You have seen many things, but have paid no attention; your ears are open, but you hear nothing."
    21 It pleased the LORD for the sake of his righteousness to make his law great and glorious.
    22 But this is a people plundered and looted, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons.
    They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made loot, with no one to say, "Send them back."

    Here we see GOD Almighty is upset and greatly disappointed from the Jews.  He called them "deaf and blind".


    23 Which of you will listen to this or pay close attention in time to come?
    24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD ,
    against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
    25 So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.


    Like above, here also we GOD Almighty upset with the people of Israel.  Please visit: Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.


    Please visit: Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.

    Deconstructing Isaiah 53 & the crucifixion/resurrection of Jesus - Exposing Paul's inventions.

    Please visit: Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus? It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.  I also showed in Isaiah 52:13 "...he will be raised and lifted up....", which clearly and perfectly agrees with Islam about Jesus never died on the cross.  "Raised and lifted" suggests that Jesus will be picked up right from the cross, or saved right from the cross by Allah Almighty.  It suggests that Jesus will not die, nor get crucified, but rather be raised and lifted by GOD Almighty to Heavens.

    The "great nation" of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.

    Prophet Muhammad's Family Tree.  See Prophet Muhammad's direct blood link with Kedar and Ishmael.

     

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    As for the Islamic path to Paradise, the simple formula of belief in God and his Prophet Muhammad, performing devotional obligations, paying the zakat, and doing good deeds was repeated over and over again (14). Surah 5:9-10 says, "God has made a promise of forgiveness and the highest reward to those who believe and perform good deeds. But those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations are the people of Hell." Surah 2:277 says, "Those who believe and do good deeds, and fulfil their devotional obligations and pay the zaket, have their reward with their Lord, and will have neither fear nor regret." And Surah 11:114 clearly states, "…Remember that good deeds nullify the bad." These quotes are really at the heart of Islamic salvation. Koranic Islam is very much a deeds-based religion. God is keeping score; good deeds on one side of the ledger, and bad deeds on the other side. On the day of resurrection, each person's ledger will be balanced. Assuming that all of the other basic qualifications were met during life (i.e., the 'Pillars of Islam'), if the person's good outweighs the bad: Paradise. If the bad outweighs the good: Hell. It's just that simple. No substitutionary atonement of sin, no unmerited grace, no justification by faith, no sweet moment of eternal salvation. Just a straightforward post-mortem accounting of personal performance, with a pass/fail grading system. As pointed out earlier, this flatly contradicts the Torah.

     

    My response:

    While it is true that the Noble Quran promotes Righeousness and good deeds along with the belief of the Absolute One and True Living GOD Almighty, but Islam is not about scoring more good deeds than bad deeds.  Depending on your intentions in life and in certain situations, Allah Almighty might Forgive you.   Every person will be Judged uniquely by Allah Almighty:

    "Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it!  And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.  (The Noble Quran, 99:7-8)"

    As you can see, Allah Almighty will Ultimately show you all of the good and bad deeds that you have committed in life.   He will then decide based on your own unique situation whether or not to forgive you.  Also, keep in mind that Allah Almighty is more tolerable and more Forgiving to those who are below the age of 40:

    "We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says, 'O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou has bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.'  (The Noble Quran, 46:15)"

    Also, Allah Almighty's Mercy is made up of 100 Divine Levels.   He only shared Level number 1 with us here on earth, from which all of humanity's mercy and love come from.  There are still 99 Divine Levels of Mercy that Allah Almighty had saved for us for the Day of Judgement.  This is how much Allah Almighty is Forgiving and Merciful with His creation:

     

    Narrated Abu Huraira: "I heard Allah's Apostle saying, Allah divided Mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, its one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it."  (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), Volume 8, Book 73, Number 29)" 

    "Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah created one hundred (parts of mercy) and He distributed one amongst His creation and kept this one hundred excepting one with Himself (for the Day of Resurrection).  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to Repentance and Exhortation to Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba), Book 037, Number 6630)" 

    "Salman Farisi reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Verily, there are one hundred (parts of) mercy for Allah, and it is one part of this mercy by virtue of which there is mutual love between the people and ninety-nine reserved for the Day of Resurrection.  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to Repentance and Exhortation to Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba), Book 037, Number 6632)"

    "Salman reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Verily, Allah created, on the same very day when He created the heavens and the earth, one hundred parts of mercy. Every part of mercy is coextensive with the space between the heavens. and the earth and He out of this mercy endowed one part to the earth and it is because of this that the mother shows affection to her child and even the beasts and birds show kindness to one another and when there would be the Day of  Resurrection, Allah would make full (use of Mercy).  (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to Repentance and Exhortation to Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba), Book 037, Number 6634)"

    For more details, please visit:  The Mercy of Allah Almighty and the Wisdom of the Age of 40 in Islam.

     

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    Oaths

    Muhammad and Jesus were definitely on opposite sides of the fence in regards to swearing by God. In 5:106-7 the Koran commanded, "Detain them after the service of prayer, and if you doubt their word make them swear by God that: "We shall not take a bribe even though it be offered by a near relative, nor hide the testimony of God, for then we shall surely be sinful." If it transpires they have concealed the truth, two of those who are immediately concerned should take their place and swear by God: "Our testimony…"" And Surah 24:6-8, "Those who accuse their wives and do not have any witnesses except themselves, should swear four times in the name of God… …the woman's punishment can be averted if she swears four times by God as testimony…"

    Jesus, on the other hand, had this to say about oaths: "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' But I tell you, Do not swear at all; either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one." (Mt 5:33-37, NIV)

     

    My response:

    Most of the New Testament is corrupt and altered by men.  To us Muslims, it is irrelevant.  Please visit: The original Bible was lost!  See comments from the commentary of the NIV Bible (one of the most used Bibles world wide) itself admitting that most of the Books and Gospels of the Bible are corrupted.  No one ever claimed ownership of the current Books and Gospels.  The owners/writers are unknown.

    Also, Jesus in the New Testament compromised his own teachings and commands about repetitive vain Prayers.  He is also a hypocrite for bowing down to GOD Almighty only once in his life when he was about to get crucified.  He was begging GOD Almighty to save him from the cross.

    Please visit: JESUS in the New Testament showed a great deal of HYPOCRISY when he only prostrated to Allah Almighty, FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ONLY TIME, during his most desperate times, to be saved from the crucifixion.   He didn't do it in any other time, which shows a double standard, double face and a stupid hypocrisy!

     

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    Plurals

    For a Divine Revelation that praises itself on clear understandable writing, and harps endlessly that God is "one" (so let there be no compeers or co-equals of God!), the Koran has the very annoying and confusing habit of referring to God in the plural (15). For example (one of very many possible) consider 2:34-35, "Remember, when We asked the angels to bow in homage to Adam they all bowed but Iblis [i.e., Lucifer], who disdained and turned insolent, and so became a disbeliever. And We said to Adam:…"

    Or how about bouncing back and forth from singular to plural to singular in 6:98-99, "It is He who produced you from a single cell, and appointed a place of sojourning, and a place of depositing. How clear have We made Our signs for those who understand. It is He who sends down water from the skies…"

    At first I thought that the 'plurals' might be referring to God plus the angels and/or Muhammad. But verses like 7:10-11, "We settled you on the earth, and provided means of livelihood for you in it; but little are the thanks you give. Verily We created you and gave you form and shape, and ordered the angels to bow before Adam in homage;…" occur many times in the Koran where the angels are clearly excluded from the plural, and where Muhammad would not be present (unless he is actually a compeer of God!).


    To make sure that this was not just another quirk in Prof. Ali's translation, I went back to the same bookstore where I bought my reference translation and checked this verse (and a few others) against the other three translations. Though there were slight differences in word choice between them, the curious anomaly of plurals held true across all four books. So who constitutes the plural? Prof. Ali makes no mention of this either in his introduction or in the footnotes.

     

    My response:

    Allah Almighty did not refer to Himself in a plural form only in the Noble Quran.  He also did it in the Bible.

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

    GOD says "Let us create".... in the book of Genesis:  (Does "us" mean GOD and Jesus?)

    It is unfortunate that Trinitarians try their best to try to prove that Jesus was GOD himself even if the cost is corrupting the real meanings of the Old Testament. In Hebrew, Arabic and Aramaic, the word "us" can be used to magnify a person.  If a Chief Executive Officer of a company in the Middle East wants to say for instance "I decided to do the following....", then he would say it "We decided to do the following...." even though he would be referring to himself only.  

    If the word "us" in the book of Genesis is referring to Trinity as Trinitarians believe, then how come people back then were not Trinitarians?  How come the concept of Trinity was born 2300 years after the book of Genesis?  More than 1/3 of The Holy Quran (The Muslims' Holy Book) talks about Allah Almighty (GOD).  Allah Almighty in numerous verses says "We" about himself.  Muslims today believe in One GOD and don't believe in Trinity.  Jews also believe in One GOD and not in Trinity, even though in their Holy Books such as the Talmud, GOD refers to Himself as "We" and not "I".

    My dear friend, you must first study the languages of Hebrew, Arabic and Aramaic before you (as a Trinitarian) start corrupting the Old Testament's real meanings.   I think this would be a sin !. 

    Further more regarding GOD using the word "Us" in the Bible:

    From www.jewsforjudaism.org:

    Question : God said: "Let us make man in our image . . ." (Genesis 1:26) and "Come, let us go down, and there confound their language" (Genesis 11:7). To whom does the "us" refer?

    Answer: Trinitarian Christians maintain that Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 11:7 are prooftexts of an alleged tri-unity god, but this claim is erroneous. The inference that "Let us make man in our image" (Genesis 1:26) refers to the plurality of God is refuted by the subsequent verse, which relates the creation of man to a singular God, "And God created man in His image" (Genesis 1:27). In this verse the Hebrew verb "created" appears in the singular form. If "let us make man" indicates a numerical plurality, it would be followed in the next verse by, "And they created man in their image." Obviously, the plural form is used in the same way as in the divine appellation 'Elohim, to indicate the all-inclusiveness of God's attributes of authority and power, the plurality of majesty. It is customary for one in authority to speak of himself as if he were a plurality. Hence, Absalom said to Ahithophel, "Give your counsel what we shall do" (2 Samuel 16:20). The context shows that he was seeking advice for himself' yet he refers to himself as "we" (see also Ezra 4:16-19).

     

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    Punishment

    Islam is world famous (infamous?) for the harshness of its punishments. We all know what the penalty for theft is, don't we? You get your hands cut off. But is this really what the Koran commanded? Let's be fair and accurate here. Surah 5:38-39 says, "As for the thief, whether man or woman, cut his hand as punishment from God for what he had done; and God is all mighty and all wise. But those who repent after a crime and reform, shall be forgiven by God, for God is forgiving and kind." I think assuming 'cut' to mean 'amputate' goes way too far. I agree with Prof. Ali's footnote on page 113 that the 'cut' was intended to correct, not cripple.

    But when it comes to whippings, the Koran once again clashes with the Jewish Torah. In Duet. 25:1-3 Moses said, "When men have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty. If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make him lie down and have him flogged in his presence with the number of lashes his crime deserves, but he must not give him more than forty lashes. If he is flogged more than that, your brother will be degraded in your eyes." (NIV) While in 24:4, Muhammad said, "Those who defame chaste women and do not bring four witnesses should be punished with eighty lashes,…" So who's correct?

     

    My response:

    The Noble Quran did abrogate the Bible in some Noble Verses and Laws.   As I mentioned above, as to the Laws of the Bible and how the Noble Quran does not follow all of them, the Noble Quran did not come to copy the Laws of the Torah for the Muslims, but rather to give their Summary and to add to them and abrogate some of them:

    "We ordained therein for them (the People of Israel): "Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal."   But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself.  And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.  (The Noble Quran, 5:45)"

    See how Allah Almighty added to the Law of "life for a life" that was sent down to the People of Israel by allowing Muslims to forgive and forget.

    "None of Our revelations do We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, but We substitute something better or similar: Knowest thou not that God Hath power over all things?  (The Noble Quran, 2:106)"

    This means that Allah Almighty is not stuck with the previous Revelations that He Said, because there is always the possibility of people changing.

    As to the Bible being corrupt and not all perfect and error-free, I have provided ample evidence above to prove that straight from the Noble Quran and Hadiths.

     

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    Torah; and scriptural corruption

    Everything really boils down to this one question: Was the Torah corrupted as to the establishment of the priesthood and animal sacrifice system practiced for over a thousand years under ‘Mosaic’ Judaism? That is, did Moses---acting under the divine authority of God---actually and originally establish a system of atonement and reconciliation based on good works and religious devotional observance (i.e., the Pillars of Islam), but the Jews later perverted the prophetic message into a false “Mosaic” Code? The same type of question applies to the orthodox Christian Testament since all of its books are founded on the theo-logic of the Jewish Torah.

    Suppose the answer is, “Yes! The scriptures were corrupted.” This begs the question, “Is God so weak, careless and incompetent that He cannot protect the integrity of His own divine revelatory messages?” Was Moses a Muslim prophet whose ministry was effectively destroyed and whose prophetic message was utterly twisted and perverted into the hideous grotesque of Mosaic Judaism by bloodthirsty barbaric religious opportunists? Was God unable to do anything about this disastrous state of affairs for almost fifteen hundred years of Mosaic Judaism, and another nineteen hundred years of damnable Talmudic Judaism?

    Did God raise up an astounding virgin born, miracle working prophet/apostle/Messiah messenger of Islam only to have his ministry wrecked and his Message almost immediately twisted and perverted by religious charlatans? Was God impotent to prevent the spiritual damnation of nineteen hundred years worth of misguided souls pulled down into the fires of HELL by the black-hearted heresy of Apostles Creed Christianity? Was the value and integrity of a host of lesser Muslim prophets (Elijiah, Isaiah, Daniel, etc.) similarly destroyed by these perversions?

    And considering Koranic history, were it not for the honesty, devotion and integrity of   Muhammad’s ‘Companions’ in faithfully recording and disseminating the Koran after the death of Muhammad, it is almost certain that his ministry would have suffered the exact same fate as the failed Islamic ministries of Moses and Jesus! Is praise due to God for preserving the Koran? NO! All praise and honor is due the Companions for pulling God’s helpless butt out of the sling and preventing yet another disastrous failure---a failure that would have been compounded by the fact that Muhammad was the final Great Prophet. God would have been out of prophetic options at that point.

    Such are the clear-cut implications of Islamic history and Koranic theology. What a sad and sorry commentary on the ineffectiveness and weakness of God.

    Of course, the above assumes the Koran to be genuine Divine Revelation and accurate history. However, if the Torah as recorded in the Bible is true and correct, then the Koran is immediately invalidated and must be rejected. There are, however, serious and legitimate objections to the contents of the Bible raised by Islamic apologists and non-theists alike. The Koran was a series of messages supernaturally revealed to a single prophet. Thanks to the speedy work of Muhammad’s ‘Companions’ in setting the revealed word down on paper and protecting its integrity down through the centuries, the present day Koran enjoys the enviable reputation of being without significant corrupting error from the original spoken revelation.

    The Judeo/Christian Bible, on the other hand (and I shall focus on the traditional Protestant Bible, though my comments apply to all versions), is a collection of sixty-six Jewish and Christian works written by at least forty different men over a period of at least fifteen hundred years. These works cover a wide range of styles, sources, objectives, purposes and intended audiences. There are works of outright Divine Revelation, official and unofficial histories, poetry, personal testimony, sage advice, analysis, admonition and instruction.

    The main problem here is that early Christian Church leaders put the stamp of “inerrant, infallible Divine Revelation” on every last word of the entire collection! This may have been necessary back then in order to maintain Church discipline and unity, and to put down heresies, but it places modern day Christians in a bit of a bind because the Bible really and truly does have dozens of obvious discrepancies in its details (e.g., compare Matthew 27:3-10 with Acts 1:18-19 NIV). Now, before you burn me at the stake I have to pose this pertinent question: Do the discrepancies invalidate, or even weaken, the core doctrinal truth-claims of the Bible as relates to Mosaic Judaism and Apostles Creed Christianity? The answer is: NO!! The discrepancies are aggravating, annoying and distracting, but they are not at all fatal to the core truths of the Bible.

    The difference between the Bible and the Koran is like the difference between a battleship and a munitions ship. A battleship is designed and constructed to go into the most savage combat, take the cruelest of hits---and survive!   On the other hand, a munitions ship is a floating firecracker; one solid hit and it explodes in a giant fireball and sinks to the bottom. Critics could fire an editorial broadside into the Bible and blast it to pieces, but as long as a significant portion of the Mosaic Code and one of the Christian Gospels survives, then Judaism and Christianity can stay afloat. But if the Koran takes even one solid theological or historical hit---in particular the glaring discrepancy between the Mosaic animal sacrifice system and the Pillars of Islam---then the Koran explodes in a giant fireball and disappears---taking all of Islam with it.

    Personally I’m sorry that the early Church Fathers saddled all of Christianity with the absolute, inflexible (and I might add: easily refuted) claim of perfect inerrant infallibility for every word of the Bible. The great challenge of modern Christianity is not so much internal Church discipline but outreach to non-Christians---especially strong adherants of other religions such as Islam. In my opinion Christianity must openly acknowledge the existence of these problems and develop comprehensive explanations for the discrepencies. This would eliminate (or at least lessen) the easy ‘cheap shots’ against the Bible and allow Christian clergy, apologists and theologians to focus on core issues where the evidence is strongest. There’s no disgrace in admitting uncertainty on nonessential details. However, we invite the world to heap refute, ridicule and abuse on our heads with the unsustainable claim of total word-for-word Divine inerrancy.

    While I'm on the subject of the Torah, I want to point out another major problem for Muslims. If you take all of the purported corrections to the Torah presented in the Koran and incorporate them into the Torah, Muslims end up with a Book that is every bit as complete, correct, uncorrupted and authoritative as they claim the Koran to be. Indeed, Muslims should be every bit as expertly familiar with the Jewish Torah as they are the Koran!

    I close this portion with a final observation. As regards the Koran, Christians really don’t have to prove that Jesus is the Son of God, or even that he died on the cross. All we have to establish is that Jesus was a good Jewish boy who wholeheartedly followed the Mosaic Code. If we can establish that, then Jesus could not have been the prophet of a significantly different theological system that would have effectively nullified and destroyed Mosaic Judaism as practiced two thousand years ago.

    So Christians should not fight battles they don’t have to fight, or try to produce evidence they don’t need to produce. It’s the Muslim scholars who have to do the ‘heavy lifting’ as regards proving their points about Moses, Jesus, the Torah and the Gospel.

     

    My response:

    Above, I have shown a sample of many contradictions in historical accounts and doubts and corruptions in the authenticity of most of the Bible's books and gospels.  I have also shown with ample evidence from the Noble Quran and Hadiths that Islam does not recognize the Bible as an error-free book.

    As to the question why did Allah Almighty allow for His Holy Words to get corrupted, well, He did not.  You can filter out the corruption in the Bible in two ways:

    1-  Take all of the Verses that Glorify and Praise GOD Almighty as the Absolute One True Living GOD and King.

    2-  Compare all of the verses in the Bible to the Noble Quran.   Those that agree are valid, and those that disagree are invalid.

    Why did GOD Almighty allow it to be this way?  Because the Jews were bad and corrupt.  They never got it right with GOD Almighty:

    Said said to the Jews:  "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"


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

    Jesus said to the Jews: "Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 21:43)"

    What other nation beside the modern Muslims of today bow down to GOD Almighty in the most proper way?  What other nation beside the modern Muslims Glorify GOD Almighty in their 5-daily Prayers, and fast the Month of Ramadan for Him?

    Let's look at what GOD Almighty said about Ishmael, the father of the Muslims: "And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 17:19-21)"

    The Jews were GOD Almighty's chosen people:  "We did aforetime grant to the Children of Israel the Book the Power of Command, and Prophethood; We gave them, for Sustenance, things good and pure; and We favoured them above the nations.  (The Noble Quran, 45:16)

    But after they utterly failed with GOD Almighty and His Messengers (Not Moses ever liked their actions, nor Jesus ever liked them and their killings of the Prophets):

    "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!  (From the KJV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"

    "You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? "From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. They are created now, and not long ago; you have not heard of them before today. So you cannot say, 'Yes, I knew of them.'   You have neither heard nor understood; from of old your ear has not been open. Well do I know how treacherous you are; you were called a rebel from birth.   For my own name's sake I delay my wrath; for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to cut you off.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 48:6-9)"

    "So I will disgrace the dignitaries of your temple, and I will consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to scorn.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 43:28)"

    "But now, all you who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and of the torches you have set ablaze. This is what you shall receive from my hand: You will lie down in torment.  (From the NIV Bible, Isaiah 50:11)"

    They became cursed, and GOD Almighty removed His Kingdom from them and gave it to another nation.  That nation is non other than the "blessed" Muslims who came from the "blessed" Ishmael.

    The liars of the NIV Bible had inserted a forgery into their English translation.  In Genesis 16:11-12, they inserted a cheap name-calling "wild ass" for Ishmael, while the original scripts in the King James Version Bible called him "wild man":

    "And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.  (From the KJV Bible, Genesis 16:11-12)"

    Ishmael was a wild man, and a "blessed" one by GOD Almighty (Gen. 17:19-21).  He fought the pagan Arabs who practiced brutal slavery and degradation of women.  It was part of the pagan Arabs' custom to bury daughters alive at the age of 4, because a birth of a female brought shame to the family.  Many pagan Arabs used to practice it.

    Ironically, the New Jerusalem Bible also agrees with this ridiculous pagan practice: "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss.  (From the New Jerusalem Bible, Ecclesiasticus 22:3)"

    The "blessed" Ishmael peace be upon him was Allah Almighty's Apostle: "And Isma'il and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations:   (The Noble Quran, 6:86)"

    "Also mention in the Book (the story of) Isma'il: He was (strictly) true to what he promised, and he was an apostle (and) a prophet.  (The Noble Quran, 19:54)"

    Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has a direct blood relationship with Prophet Ishmael peace be upon him.  Before Prophet Muhammad became a Prophet at the age of 40, he was a well-respected and honored person among his people.  The pagans used him to judge between their affairs.  They also used to trust him with their wealth.  He was called "Al-Sadiq, Al-Ameen", which means "The Honest, the Trust Worthy".

    When Prophet Muhammad became the Messenger of Allah Almighty, he brought the Divine Religion of Islam that ended the Judeo-Christian and pagan brutal slavery, lifted the status of women and gave them their rights, and brought Justice, Light and Mercy to the Arabs and to the Muslims world-wide.

     

    He wrote:

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    War, Threats, and Martyrdom

    Here is some of what the Koran has to say about the above subjects: 2:190-4, "Fight those in the way of God who fight you, but do not be aggressive: God does not like aggressors. And fight those wheresoever you find them, and expel them from the place they had turned you out from. Oppression is worse than killing. Do not fight them by the Holy Mosque unless they fight you there. If they do, then slay them: Such is the requital for unbelievers. But if they desist, God is forgiving and kind. Fight them till sedition comes to end, and the law of God prevails. If they desist, then cease to be hostile, except against those who oppress. Fighting during the holy month if the sanctity of the holy month is violated is just retribution. So if you are oppressed, oppress those who oppress you to the same degree, and fear God, and know that God is with those who are pious and follow the right path." 3:157,169 & 195, "If you are killed in the cause of God or you die, the forgiveness and mercy of God are better than all that you amass. … Never think that those who are killed in the way of God are dead. They are alive, getting succour from their Lord,… …And those who were deprived of their homes or banished in My cause, and who fought and were killed, I shall blot out their sins and admit them indeed into gardens with rippling streams." 8:41,64 & 67, "Know that one-fifth of what you acquire as booty of war is for God and His Apostle [i.e., Muhammad],…O Prophet, urge the faithful to fight. …No apostle should take captives until he has battled and subdued the country." 9:1,14,29,81 & 111, "Immunity is granted those idolators by God and his Apostle with whom you have a treaty. …Fight them so that God may punish them at your hands, and put them to shame, and help you against them, … Fight those people of the Book who do not believe in God and the Last Day, who do not prohibit what God and His Apostle have forbidden, nor accept divine law, until all of them pay protective tax in submission. …Those who were left behind rejoiced that they stayed at home against the wishes of God's Apostle, being averse to fighting in the way of God with their wealth and lives, …God has verily bought the souls and possessions of the faithful in exchange for a promise of Paradise. They fight in the cause of God, and kill and are killed. This is a promise incumbent on Him, as in the Torah, so the Gospel and the Qur'an. And who is more true to his promise than God? So rejoice at the bargain you have made with Him; for this will be triumph supreme." 47:4,20 & 31, "So, when you clash with the unbelievers, smite their necks until you overpower them, then hold them in bondage. Then either free them graciously or after taking a ransom, until war shall have come to end. …Those who believe say: "How is it no Surah was revealed?" But when a categorical Surah is revealed that mentions war, you should see those who are skeptical staring at you like a man in the swoon of death. …We shall try you in order to know who are the fighters among you, and who are men of fortitude, and verify your histories." 59:2,7 & 8, "It is He who drove those among the people of the Book who refused to believe, from their homes for the first confrontation. …Whatever booty God gives to His Apostle from the people of the cities, is for God and His Apostle,…The spoils are also for the poor emigrants who were deprived of their homes and possessions…"

    The verses above accurately and honestly relate some of what the Koran has to say about war. Though the Hebrew Testament Jews subdued the Promised Land at sword point, Moses and the other Jewish leaders did not make it a command to increase Judaism through military conquest. Any such increase was, for the most part, incidental rather than intentional. And the teachings of Jesus and his Apostles really don't lend themselves to military violence or coercion. The teachings and commands of Jesus must be stretched to the breaking point to obtain support for violent conversion of non-Christians, or to justify going to war to spread the Gospel. Our armor is righteousness; our sword the word of God; our battlefield the spiritual realm of the soul.

    Muslims, on the other hand, can easily justify violence and war to advance Islam. It's built right into the Koranic scriptures. To kill or to be killed; to succeed or to fail in war; all is blessed by Allah, with the promise of Paradise for those who are faithful and persevere.

     

    My response:

    Many of the Noble Verses that deal with war and Jihad were Sent down during the hostile environment that Muslims (who were minorities) were living with the pagans (who were the majority).  But in general, Allah Almighty does not like war, and most certainly, prohibited Muslims from starting any conflicts.  Here is the proof:

    "Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loveth not transgressors.  (The Noble Quran, 2:190)"

    The "limits" here in this Noble Verse were explained by our beloved Prophet peace be upon him to be the conditions that were set before Islam's first battle, the battle of Badr.  Our Prophet peace be upon him instructed the Muslims to not kill women, children or elderly.   He also instructed them to not harm any tree or destroy any crop.  He also instructed them to not kill any animal.  He also instructed them to not kill any enemy soldier who is not carrying a weapon or has dropped his weapon.

    Allah Almighty further said:

    "But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in God: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).  (The Noble Quran, 8:61)

    And if a treaty of peace was made, then we must honor that treaty to the end:

    "Except those who join a group between whom and you there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with hearts restraining them from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. If God had pleased, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you: Therefore if they withdraw from you but fight you not, and (instead) send you (Guarantees of) peace, then God Hath opened no way for you (to war against them).   (The Noble Quran, 4:90)"

    "How can there be a league, before God and His Apostle, with the Pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: for God doth love the righteous.  (The Noble Quran, 9:7)" 

     

    He wrote:

    Conclusion

    Although this website is dedicated to Apostles Creed Christianity, my first and foremost allegiance is to the TRUTH. I seek the truth wherever it leads and will submit to the truth even if I don’t like what it turns out to be. Personally I don’t have any particular preference when it comes to religion or philosophy. That is, I have no axe to grind or hidden agenda to sell. If the atheists are correct, that doesn’t bother me; I have no fear

    of oblivion. If the Muslims are correct, that doesn’t bother me either; the Pillars of Islam are fair-minded, reasonable and easy to achieve. If Christianity is correct, then I have no problem accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I might balk a little if the Aztecs happen to be right, since I don’t fancy the idea of having the living heart ripped out of my chest. But, hey, just let me know what the TRUTH is.

    Having said that, if you have made it this far into the article it should come as no surprise that I am totally underwhelmed by the Koran. Though it is certainly of supernatural origin, once you boil away the poetic verbiage, plagiarism, questionable histories and repetitions, the Koran virtually disappears! But most seriously, the residual substance of the Koran fails to satisfy the “Correspondence Principle”. Where the Christian Testament at least tries to flow smoothly from the Jewish Torah and account for its precepts, the Koran totally ignores the Mosaic Code and departs from the Torah without account or explanation.

    This is what I expect of the Koran if it is truly Divine Revelation. First, I expect a close glove-like fit between the Torah and the Koran. Second, I expect to be absolutely 'blown away' by the dazzling brilliance of God's final, complete, uncorrupted Great Revelation. Third, I expect to find a lengty and detailed correction of the Gospel of Jesus and a full exposition of his life, Muslim ministry and ultimate fate.

    Unfortunately, I am disappointed on all three counts.

    Now, if Muslims could present compelling historical evidence showing that Prophet Moses actually and originally established a system of atonement of sin by good works and religious devotional observance (i.e., the Pillars of Islam) then the Koran would be completely validated and Islam would carry the day. This is exemplified in Surah 5:12 (which flatly contradicts the established Torah) that says, 'God covenanted the people of Israel and raised twelve leaders among them, and said: "I shall verily be with you. If you fulfil your devotional obligations, pay the zakat and believe in My apostles and support them, and give a goodly loan to God, I shall certainly absolve you of your evil, and admit you to gardens with streams of running water. ..."' Mosaic Judaism as practiced for more than a thousand years would be exposed as a false religion, and Apostles Creed Christianity would vaporize right before our very eyes.

    Of course this would beg the question of why the Koran didn’t make these explicit corrections in the first place. So Islamic apologists are really caught between a rock and a hard place. If the Koran is genuine Divine Revelation then it is badly defective right from the start; which reflects poorly upon God and the final Great Prophet Muhammad. On the other hand, if Moses actually and originally DID establish the priesthood and animal sacrifice system for the blood atonement of sin then the Koran is a false revelation. It simply doesn’t matter if all of the rest of the information in the Koran is true, valid and beneficial. If it fails on this one point then it fails utterly and the whole thing must be condemned. Now, the fall of Islam would not automatically prove Christianity to be true. That’s a totally separate issue. As has been the case for the past nineteen centuries, Christianity is going to have to prove its truth claims; standing or falling on its own merits.

     

    In the end I must conclude this article by saying that Muhammad was most likely deceived by Satan; the Koran is almost certainly a false revelation; and Islam is all too easily twisted by fanatics into a dangerous rogue religion.

    Links

    Here is a link to a Christian site dealing with a wide range of questions:AnsweringIslam

    A good Islamic site: Islam Online

    Suggested reading

    The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

    F.F. Bruce

    Intervarsity Press

    ISBN: 0-87784-691-X

    The Origin of the Bible

    Philip Wesley Comfort (ed.)

    Tyndale House Publishers

    ISBN: 0-8423-4735-6

    (Both available at Reasons to Believe bookstore or Amazon.com

    Postscript

    In researching this revision I sent several inquiries to Islamic scholars trying to get their views on the main points of this article. Unfortunately, to date only two have responded, and these scholars seem to have an almost total lack of familiarity with the Jewish Torah. The responses clearly trivialized the Mosaic Code to such a degree that it was obvious they didn't realize how extensive and detailed the Mosaic Code really is.

    The following is a reply to questions I submitted to the “Ask the Scholar” section of Islam-Online. It is from Mufti Dr. Muhammad M. Abu Laylah, a professor at Al-Azhar University:

    “In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,

    Dear Questioner, first of all, I would like to thank you very much for your interest to ask about something that you feel you need an answer for it. It is a good sign to seek other religion in quest for reality and truth.

    I will answer you question very briefly as it includes many points that need to be covered, and if you want more elaboration regarding a certain point, write us back and we are always ready to answer you queries.

    We will deal with this lengthy question point by point in brief. Concerning your first point on whether the Bible was available to Muhammad in the seventh century of the Christian era, we’d like to draw you attention to some facts about which no one can easily argue. 1- Muhammad was born and brought up in Makkah (Mecca) and lived there up to forty years of his age when the revelation come to him. There were no Jewish community in Makkah. 2- Makkans never allowed any other religion to penetrate their society. 3- We have no report whatsoever to tell that Muhammad used to read or learn before he received the Qur’an. There is nothing to tell that he learned Jewish or Christian Book in his birth place and bear in mind that he was unlettered. 4- He received the Qur’an verses after verses not in a complete written book. 5- The Qur’an in its order, style and above all knowledge is different from the Bible. 6- There is no evidence whatsoever to tell that neither the Torah nor the Bible in general were translated to Arabic in that time. So, to have access to these books, Muhammad should know how to speak Syriac or Hebrew, something for which we have no proof at all to say it. 7- The Torah and the Bible in general were not available to every Jew, let alone the non-Jewish people. We are here bound by the Christian tradition, i.e. the Torah was kept under the custody of the Aaronic priest and he kept it with him and he used to take it out just occasionally to read and then fold it and restore it to its place. Having stated this, how could Muhammad get access to this Torah. The Muslims believe that the Qur’an is the absolute word of Allah without any human intervention. Muhammad was just a conveyer to this word.

    Thank you very much for your comment that the Qur’an is a complete and correct Book. This is absolutely true. It is true also that the Qur’an in many places and in many Surahs talked about Moses and the Torah and also about some preceding prophets and Scriptures. But you should bear in mind that the Qur’an is not a historical book and you should not take it in the same skill as the Torah and the Old Testament writings in which there are many unnecessarily details. These details mentioned in the Torah and other Books contained in the Old Testament are proved to be contradictory. If you read deeply, you will find many differences which the modern biblical scholars established that these Books are written by different hands in different times and in different places. The Qur’an is free from all this. The Qur’an refers to the most essential teachings of the previous holy Books which are in accordance with its teachings We believe that the Torah is a heavenly Book that was sent to Moses by God and contains guidance like the Qur’an but later on it was subject to corruption and alteration for reasons we talked about in such brief answer. We, Muslims, still believe in the divine origin of the Torah that is in the Jewish and Christian’s hand. We also believe that there are many parts of existing Torah that bear the divine stand but not all things stated are of divine origin.

    About tabernacle and slaughtering animal and the Mosaic code of priesthood, we say briefly that Islam does not accept priesthood and the concept of tabernacle and animal sacrifice in the tabernacle sense because this presents burdens to people and are not of practical nature and if we review the Jewish history, we will find that the Jews hardly could have chance to offer animal sacrifice in the tabernacle sense. The relationship between man and Allah should be direct. Scholars of religion should not exercise any special authority over people or claim any special rank at the expense of their religion or take religion as a trademark. We, Muslims, offer animal sacrifice to Allah after Pilgrimage in the feast and in memory of Abraham and Ishmael. This sacrificial animal is distributed among the poor and needy people in the society.

    About the point concerning the corrections to the Torah in the Qur’an, we’d like to state that it is Allah the Almighty Who told us about the alteration that the Torah suffered and He gave us the right thing of these Books and we should bear in mind that Islam is the true religion that was delivered by all prophets since Adam to Muhammad, apart from what we call, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. So, what is written in the Qur’an about these aspects is just to give the right form that was really delivered by Prophet Moses, or Noah or Solomon and other Prophets.

    As for the sixth point, Islam honored human life and totally forbid the killing of man. What was prescribed in the time of Moses to people to kill themselves as a sign of repentance was circumstantial and as a matter of fact it was done by the people themselves not by the order of Allah or otherwise it was a kind of punishment. The command of Allah to them to kill themselves was a sort of temporary punishment as our Qur’an interpreters explained. But in the Qur’an Allah forbids this and releases the Israelites from the bondage of killing. Almighty Allah says: “He will enjoin on them that which is right and forbid them that which is wrong. He will make lawful for them all good things and prohibit for them only the foul; and he will relieve them of their burden and the fetters that they used to wear.” (Al-A’ raf: 157)

    As you rightly observed, the Qur’an gives the right substitute without unnecessarily argument. You may refer here to Almighty Allah’s saying” “so turn in penitence to your Creator, and kill (the guilty) yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator and He will relent toward you. Lo! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.” (Al-Baqarah: 54) Your observation here is right that the Qur’an gives the right substitute without taking argument or referring to Judaism because it is beyond the Qur’anic technique, if we allow ourselves to say, to give reason for everything Allah says. Allah is the legislator and revealer of the Qur’an and all other divine Books. So, sometimes the Qur’an gives a definite statement especially in matters that do not acquire anything beyond the text. Islam takes the good deeds as the best means to repent from the sin and to cover the quilt. This gives man the chance to correct himself by himself and to turn into a better behavior and to be more constructive and realistic. Offering sacrifice alone cannot make man better. That is why Islam put it this way.

    I hope we covered your points to the best of our ability as time allows. If you want a detailed answer regarding a certain point, write back specifying this point and we will deal with it in detail as much as we can.

    Allah Almighty knows best.”

    And this from Mufti Dr. Marawan Shahin, also of Al-Azhar University, in reply to questions put to him by a Pakistani man with whom I have been in correspondence:

    “All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

    I would like to direct your attention to the fact that it was far better for you to mention the source from which your friend got the idea that “God told Moses that the penalty of sin is DEATH and sacrifice must be made to pay for sin.” Such concept of sacrifice is totally rejected in Islam. In no way was death penalty is a form of sacrifice. Thus authenticating such information, from your friend’s side is very important.

    Having stated the above, I can’t deny that there is a reference to the fact that death is an atonement and is a form of repentance. Referring to this, Allah Almighty says, “And when Moses said unto his people: O my people! Ye have wronged yourselves by your choosing of the calf (for worship) so turn in penitence to your Creator, and kill (the guilty) yourselves. That will be best for you with your Creator and He will relent toward you. Lo! He is the Relenting, the Merciful.” (Al-Baqarah: 54)

    Even if there is a direct indication in the above verse to the fact that death is a form of sacrifice and an atonement for the sin, the case can’t be generalized for all sins in all ages.

    Having said so, I should conform that prayer, Zahah (Zakat), and other righteous deeds are means of gaining Allah’s Mercy, and they are not sacrifices for sin although they are forms of sacrifice that the Muslim resort to so as to gain Allah’s Mercy in the Hereafter.

    Allah Almighty knows best.”

    Had I known that Muslim scholars are so unfamiliar with the Jewish Torah, I would have framed my questions with greater care and detail. Since the Qur’an recognizes Moses as a validated prophet and the Torah (with corrections) as a validated revelation from Allah, Muslims in general should be every bit as expertly familiar with the Torah as they are with the Qur’an. There is simply no excuse for this level of ignorance.

     

    I invite Muslims to respond to this article with explanations. I will post all substantial responses.

    Endnotes:

    1. 2:285, 3:132 & 144, 4:69 & 115 & 136, 5:19, 7:157, 9:33, 18:110, 33:38-52, 38:65, 62:2.

    2. 2:60 & 87, 3:84, 4:153, 6:154, 7:103-62, 11:96, 14:5, 17:101-3, 20:9-98, 23:45, 26:10-67, 27:7-10, 28:29-43, 29:39, 40:23, 43:46-8, 51:38.

    3. 2:87 & 253, 5:32, 6:57, 7:73 & 203, 20:133, 27:13, 29:46-51, 30:47, 40:23, 57:25, 64:6, and Surah #98.

    4. 3:65, 4:136, 5:44-7 & 66-8.

    5. 4:171, 5:17 & 72-5 & 116, 6:101, 9:30-2, 10:66-9, 17:111, 18:4, 19:35 & 88-92, 22:31, 23:90-1, 25:2, 37:152 & 159, 43:57-9, 72:3-4.

    6. 3:42-7 & 59, 19:20-1, 21:91.

    7. 3:48-58, 5:82 & 109-120, 20:30-4, 57:27, 61:6 & 14.

    8. 3:49, 5:110-5.

    9. 4:116, 5:13 & 41 & 48, 15:89-91, 41:45, 42:14-5 & 52, 43:63-5.

    10. 3:116, 32:13 & 20, 36:63-4, 37:62-8, 38:55-64, 43:74-7, 52:13-6, 55:41-5, 56:41-56 & 93-4, 88:1-7.

    11. 3:133 & 136, 4:122, 9:21-2, 11:108, 25:15-6, 36:55-7, 37:40-9, 38:50-4, 43:70-3, 47:15, 52:17-28, 55:46-78, 61:12, 76:12-22, 88:8-16.

    12. Isaiah 6:1-4 & 14:12-5 & 65:17-25, Ezekiel 1 & 28:12-5, Mark 12:24-7, 1 Corinthians 15:12-58, 1 Thessalonians 4:12-8, Book of Revelation.

    13. 4:82, 16:44, 17:9, 18:1, 19:97, 25:30-3, 26:192-9, 27:75-7, 32:2, 37:117, 41:3, 43:2-3, 56:77-8.

    14. 2:82-3 & 271 & 277, 3:57, 4:173, 5:9-10 & 48 & 69, 6:155, 9:18, 11:114, 24:56, 31:3-5, 45:28, 47:2, 48:5, 74:42-7.

    15. 2:34-5, 6:6-9 & 91-4 & 98-9 & 105-6 & 111-4 & 122-4, 7:10-1 & 57-8, 10:21, 11:36-40 & 69, 15:8-10 & 23-9, 16:54-5, 17:1-6 & 61 & 92, 18:28 & 48-53 & 100-1, 20:116, 21:108, 22:44-5 & 48, 23:115-6, 32:13.

     

    My response:

    Mr. Brian G. Bloedel, I believe I have provided all of the ample evidence above the prove:

    1-  The Bible is corrupt, and is not recognized by Islam to be an error-free book.

    2-  Allah Almighty made it clear in the Noble Quran that He abrogated the Bible.

    3-  Islam is a Religion of Peace.

    4-  The Noble Quran's Miracle is internal and Everlasting.   Unlike the Biblical Prophets' Miracles that died when the Prophets died.   Islam's Miracle lives and will continue to live until the Day of Judgement.

    5-  Prophet Muhammad was foretold in the Bible.  He was even called "The Light of the Gentiles" in Isaiah 42.

    6-  Prophet Jesus told the Jews that GOD Almighty will remove His Covenant from them and give it to the Muslims.

    7-  The Heart of Islam's Message is the belief in the Absolute One True Living GOD Almighty and associating no partners with Him.

    8-  "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    I pray Mr. Bloedel that you see the Light and Truth of Islam.  All you have to do to embrace Islam is to say the following:

    "I bare witness that there is no GOD but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger and Servant."

    If you say this Mr. Bloedel, then you have successfully became a Muslim.

      

    Quran's STUNNING Divine Miracles: [1]

    Here are some of my favorite Stunning Scientific Miracles in the Glorious Quran from among the tens (10s) that are listed in the main sections, below:

    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 along with all of the other great sections.  Also, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    3-  19 X 115 = 2185 Number 19 and BASMALA Miracle.  The total numerical value of Noble Verses 74:30-37 themselves, which are the heart of the Number 19 Miracle, has a stunning Miracle in it.  The value of these Noble Verses matches the multiplication of the BASMALA's number of letters (19 Letters) and their total numerical values (115): 19 X 115 = 2185.  The Basmala, which full text in Arabic means "In the Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful" is the Key to the Glorious Quran.  It is recited first before reading the Holy Quran, and it is also obligatory upon every Muslim to start with the Basmala before starting any task.  Again, 1,000s of examples in zip & PDF (fonts) files all demonstrated in this article!

      
    4-  Please also checkout the many hundreds (100s) of Great Numerical Miracles, and the many tens (10s) of other Great Scientific Miracles:

      

    Quran's STUNNING-Miracles Section: [1]

    Click on the following numbers:

    1-    Geology, Earth's spherical expansion, formation, Mountains and Oceanology.
    2-    The Universe, Time, Astronomy, UFOs and Space Shuttles.
    3-    Embryology, Human Anatomy, Formation, and Creation.

    4-    STUNNING Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.  With 1,000s of examples! [4]

    5-    Medicine, Humans, Insects and Animals.
    6-    Life, Origins of life from water and dust in the Noble Quran, Plants and their origins.
    7-    Psychology.
    8-    Archeology and History.
    9-    Great Web Sites and Online Books.

    10-   Rebuttals.
    11-   General articles.

    12-   STUNNING Prophecies, and Allah's Divine Promises to reveal the Quran's Miracles.
    13-   Audios and Videos.
    14-   Other.

      
    For example:

    1-  The explosion of the Universe, Galaxies and Stars bring about Smoke.
      
    "When the sky disintegrates, and turns rose colored like paint (
    وردة كالدهان)." (The Noble Quran, 55:37) [2] [3]
      

      

    The Glorious Quran declares that the earth is spherical: [1]
      
    Allah Almighty in the Glorious Quran said that earth is:

           -  Spherical: "egg-shaped" [1].
           -  Is rotating around itself.
           -  Is moving in space in curvy orbits [2].
           -  Is in constant motion.
           -  Is suspended in space.
           -  Is swimming in space.
           -  Is traveling through the constantly expanding universe [3].
           -  The sunsetless North Pole miracle in the Glorious Quran [4]. 

  • At the top of the North Pole, the sun never sets, and I showed the video for that, and also quoted the scientific sources for that. Also in the lands near by, it almost never sets either, and I quoted sources for that as well, and also showed pictures of the "polar night" skies on these lands.
  •        -  The Glorious Quran also speaks about many earths [5] and not just earth.
           -  The Glorious Quran predicts
    11 planets in our solar system [6].

      
    This is also all demonstrated in good details in the following
    video file and articles:

    www.answering-christianity.com/egg-shaped_earth.htm
    www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm.  I used seven encyclopedic dictionaries:


    This is a picture of the seven encyclopedic dictionaries that I
    used that thoroughly demonstrate the Noble Words that contain
    the Scientific Miracles in them, and how they were used by the
    Arabs of old before and after Islam.  Ample quotations, sayings,
    proverbs and examples quoted from these dictionaries at:
    www.answering-christianity.com/detailed_meanings_of_scientific_words_in_verses.htm

      

    5-  The Glorious Quran's Perfect Preservation despite all of the odds and the many challenges to corrupt It.

  • Hafs vs Warsh, and Ahruf vs Qiraat thoroughly compared here.
      
  • Also, the produce Surah like it Quran challenge to all.  Click here.
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    Back to Rebuttals, and exposing the lies of the Answering Islam team section.

    Answering Trinity.

    Contradictions and History of Corruption in the Bible.

    Questions about Jesus that trinitarian Christians don't have logical answers for.

    What parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth? and Why?

    "Allah" was GOD Almighty's original Name in the Bible according to the Hebrew and Aramaic sources.

    Scientific Miracles in Islam and the Noble Quran.

    Most of the Bible's books and gospels were written by mysterious people!

    Jesus mentioned Muhammad by the name in the Bible.


    Hebrews 5:7-8 confirm Islam's claim about Jesus never got crucified and contradicts the Bible! 
    According to the documentary film, "Banned from the Bible", which I watched on the History Channel, some of Saint Peter's apocalypse were banned from the current Bible, and these Epistles contain what Islam claims - that Jesus didn't get crucified on the cross and it only appeared that he was.  This banned part also says that Jesus was standing next to the cross laughing.  These are the parts of the Bible that only few people in the world know about.

    According to the documentary film, the apocalypse was very popular among Christians during the 2nd century.  They believed "it was spiritually inspired" by GOD Almighty to Saint Peter.  They actually had doubts about "John's apocalypse", which is known today as "the Book of Revelation".  Interestingly also, this apocalypse says that after GOD Almighty fills both Heaven and Hell with inhabitants from Mankind, and the people of Hell get tortured for a long period of time, the People of Heaven will ask and Pray to GOD Almighty to Forgive the people of Hell.  GOD Almighty will then eventually listen to their Prayers, and will order the "Gates and the Steel Bars of Hell" to be opened and allow the people of Hell to enter Heaven for Good.  This apocalypse of Peter seems to also perfectly fit Noble Verse 7:40 in the Noble Quran where Allah Almighty Promised that He will eventually open the Gates of Heaven to all disbelievers and empty Hell.  Please visit: Hell will eventually be empty according to Islam.

    Did Isaiah 53 really prophesies about the crucifixion of Jesus?
    It supports Islam's claims about Jesus peace be upon him never died on the cross.  I also addressed John 19:36-37 from the Bible and proved that Jesus never got crucified, since GOD Almighty promised that he will protect Jesus' body and not let even a single bone be broken.  My question to all Christians is: How in the world is it possible for the feet to get nailed on the cross without any penetration to the bones by the nails, hence breaking part of the feet's bones?! I also added refutations to Exodus 12:46, Numbers 9:12, Zechariah 12:10 and Psalm 34:20, which supposedly prove the Christians' belief about Jesus crucifixion.  I proved that this dogma has no truth what so ever and exposed the wrong Trinitarian English translation of Zechariah 12:10.  I also showed in Isaiah 52:13 "...he will be raised and lifted up....", which clearly and perfectly agrees with Islam about Jesus never died on the cross.  "Raised and lifted" suggests that Jesus will be picked up right from the cross, or saved right from the cross by Allah Almighty.  It suggests that Jesus will not die, nor get crucified, but rather be raised and lifted by GOD Almighty to Heavens.

    None of Jesus' disciples witnessed the crucifixion. They "all fled" and "deserted" Jesus. This further confirms Islam's claims.

    Jesus was never "disfigured beyond human recognition" in the New Testament as the Old Testament predicted!

    Dhul Qarnayn's story.  Sunrise and sunset.  Also Why حمئة and not حاميةٍ.  Dhil Qarnayn's journey is detailed with scientific and geographical maps that are more 1000 years old.

  • The sunsetless North Pole Miracle in the Glorious Quran [1].
  • Sunrise and sunset in the Hadiths.
  • The iron gates of Dhul Qarnayn were found.
  • The overwhelming Scientific and Numerical Miracles in the Glorious Quran.
  • The North and South Poles, and Prayer and Fasting Times.

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