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The Hidden Truth

 

AN “EXACT COMPARISON”

IN REPLY TO

“FAKE COMPARISON”

 

By UMAR HASSAN

 

THEY {Muhammad's critics} SEE FIRE INSTEAD OF LIGHT, UGLINESS INSTEAD OF GOOD. THEY DISTORT AND PRESENT EVERY GOOD QUALITY AS A GREAT VICE. IT REFLECTS THEIR DEPRAVITY... THE CRITICS ARE BLIND. THEY CANNOT SEE THAT THE ONLY ‘SWORD' MUHAMMAD WIELDED WAS THE SWORD OF MERCY, COMPASSION, FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVENESS - THE SWORD THAT CONQUERS ENEMIES AND PURIFIES THEIR HEARTS. HIS SWORD WAS SHARPER THAN THE SWORD OF STEEL.
 

 Pandit Gyanandra Dev Sharma Shastri, at a meeting in Gorakhpur lndia. 1928
 

 

In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

 

Praise is to Almighty Allah and Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah be upon all His Messengers.

 

Introduction

 The main purpose of my topic is to educate, and to bring forward the reality, instead of imposing ideas.

 

 First of all it should be clear that Islam was not brought by Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –.  Many people have a misconception that Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was the founder of the religion of Islam. In fact, Islam is in existence since man first set foot on the earth. God Almighty has sent several revelations and messengers to this earth. All the previous Prophets – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all – sent by Almighty Allah were meant only for their people and their nation and the complete message was meant for a particular time period. Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was the last and final messenger of Almighty Allah sent to the whole of humanity and his message is meant till eternity. The Qur’ân mentions in Soorah-al-Ambiya, Ch. No. 21, Verse No. 107 (interpretation of the meaning):

 

 “That we have sent not thee but as a mercy to the whole of humankind, as a mercy to all the world”

 

Unfortunately, there are some people, who don’t want to talk with Muslims, rather they want to fight. They don’t want to talk with logic and open mind ness because, they know that, they cant satisfy any one. They just want to impose there fake ideas upon other people. My proof for these statements of mine will be produced in couple of lines below.  

 

A Christian writer (in this topic of mine, I would be calling him as ‘Mr. Author’) of a Christian site says in the introduction of his subject “JESUS OR MUHAMMAD – A COMPARISON OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE WORLD'S TWO LARGEST RELIGIONS”
 

 Start quote --- Jesus founded Christianity, Muhammad founded Islam.” --- End quote

 

As far as Islam is concerned, it is a “Divine Religion” rather than a “Muhammad made Religion”. This could be realized by every sensible mind person who studies it. E Wolfgang Goethe, perhaps the greatest European poet ever, wrote about Prophet Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. He said:

 

 "He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment." (Emphasis mine)
 

Therefore it is not a reality to say that Muhammad founded Islam”.

 

As far as Christianity (which we know today) is concerned, it was either not founded by Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. But, after him, a man by the name ‘PAUL’ played the game. This is not what we Muslims say, but, even Christian learned people are also of the same view.

 

Mr. Michael Hart says:
 

Although Jesus was responsible for the main ethical and moral precepts of Christianity (insofar as these differed from Judaism), St. Paul was the main developer of Christian theology, its principal proselytizer, and the author of a large portion of the New Testament.” (Emphasis mine)

 

The scholar Maurice Bucaille says:

 

“It is quite reasonable to ask what Christianity might have been without Paul and one could no doubt construct all sorts of hypotheses on this subject.” (Emphasis mine) (The Bible, The Qur’ân, and Science, p. 70)

 

Therefore the reality is that, “Paul founded Christianity”.

 

Now as we move on, Mr. Author in the same introduction says:

 

Start quote --- What does the Bible and the Qur’ân say about Jesus?” --- End quote

 

Is he really comparing both of them and doing justice with his selected topic – “JESUS OR MUHAMMAD – A COMPARISON OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE WORLD'S TWO LARGEST RELIGIONS”

 

If you say Yes, Then I don’t agree to that, for a good reason. Don’t you think that, the writer should have also raised the question and said:
 

“What does the Bible and the Qur’ân say about Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –?”

 

 It is for you to think, because Mr. Author knows it for well.

 

 

ANALYZING “THEIR LAST WORDS”


Mr. Author under his heading “SOME OF THEIR LAST WORDS” wants to put an innocent impression unto the reader, and wants to ensure him (reader) of his (author’s) justice. Mr. Author quotes Luke 23:34 to give the evidence of the ‘mercy’ of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. The Christian propagandists make the wild boast that there is nothing in the history of mankind to compare with the merciful and forgiving cry of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – on the cross ... 

"Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34    
 

Amazing as it may sound, of the four writers of the Canonical Gospels, only St. Luke was inspired by the Holy Ghost (?) to pen these words. The other three - Matthew, Mark and John never heard these words or they felt them to be too insipid or not important enough for recording. St. Luke was not even one of the twelve disciples selected by Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. According to the revisers of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible, these words are not in the most ancient manuscripts which by implication mean that they are an interpolation.
 

 In "The New King James Version," (Copyrighted by the Thomas Nelson Publishers inr 1984), we are told that these words are "not in the original text" of the Greek manuscripts of St. Luke. In other words they have been fabricated by some pious gentleman

So you can see for yourself that, the claim made by Mr. Author is unauthentic, therefore I will not entertain it.
 

But, if you want to educate yourself with another logical reply, then I can provide you with the answer.
 

Listen dear readers, for forgiveness to be of any worth, the forgiver must be in a position to forgive. If the victim of injustice is still in the clutches of his enemies; in that helpless position if he would cry out, "I FORGIVE YOU!" it would be meaningless. But if the aggrieved party had turned the tables on his enemies and was in a position of taking revenge or exact retribution, and yet say "I forgive you!", only then would it mean something!
 

See, so simple it is. You just have to use simple logic I repeat, just simple logic, and there you are with the solution!
 

Instead, very interestingly, when, he was free (was not in the clutches of his enemies) he said:
 

"Think NOT that I am come to send PEACE on earth; I, came NOT to send PEACE, but a SWORD." Matthew 10:34

"I am come to send FIRE on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? Suppose ye that I am come to give PEACE on earth? I tell you, NAY; but rather DIVISION." Luke 12:49 & 51
 

COMMENT


I leave the judgment upon you.



ANALYZING “SLAVERY”


Here, Mr. Author quotes Paul from 1-Timothy 1:8-10. I say who is ‘Paul’? Who is ‘Paul’? This Paul is the one who nullified the ‘circumcision’, Yes the law given to Prophet Abraham – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. See for yourself
 

 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing. Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.” Galatians 5:2-3    


Chalk and Cheese
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I think you wouldn’t be familiar with this term ‘Chalk and Cheese’. What it means is, ‘Totally Opposite’. Making an angle of 180o  to each other. This is what Mr. Paul did. To understand it fully, keep the above verse under one eye, and with the second eye read what Mr. A. N. Wilson has to say


“… if we believe that Paul did insist on Timothy undergoing circumcision, (Going against his own words in Galatians 5:2-3) it is perhaps worth reminding ourselves of the three essential parts of the ritual, without which it is not complete.… third and essential part of the ritual is mesisah, the sucking of blood from the wound.…” (Emphasis mine)
 

Christians should know, what Jesus said: "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master;" Matthew 10:24

Mr. Paul is a ‘Disciple’, although self appointed! He is not a ‘Teacher’. Learned Christians are themselves fed up with this ‘Paul”.  Read for yourself
 

"Paul's words are not the Words of God. They are the words of Paul- a vast difference."

--Bishop John S. Spong, Episcopal Bishop of New York. (Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, p. 104, Harper San Francisco, 1991)
 

“If Christianity needed an Anti-Christ, they need look no further than Paul”
 

-- The English philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

 

“Paul created a theology of which none but the vaguest warrants can be found in the words of Christ…..Fundamentalism is the triumph of Paul over Christ.”

--Will Durant (Philosopher)
 

There are many more, the above are just a few to swallow.
 

Among such a pile of ‘Encyclopedias’ Mr. Author only had ONE verse, to quote from ONE book, i.e. 1-Timothy? Amazing, just amazing Who is to quote from others?
 

Deuteronomy 20:13-14

“And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword

 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.”
 

Leviticus 25:44-46

"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly." 
 

It is worth to note that even the peaceful residents can be taken as ‘Slaves’, and on the authority of ‘Will’ you can inherit the slaves unto your children. In other words a “Long Chain of Master and Slavery”
 

Exodus 21:7-8

"And in case a man should sell his daughter as a slave girl, she will not go out in the way that the slave men go out. If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master so that he doesn't designate her as a concubine but causes her to be redeemed, he will not be entitled to sell her to a foreign people in his treacherously dealing with her." 
 

 Note, that a daughter can be sold as a salve. The word ‘CONCUBINE’ means “A woman who lives together with a man in a sexual relationship when not legally married.”


Galatians 4:28-31

 "… 'Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son.'  Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman."


1 Peter 2:18

"Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh." 

Poor Slaves

 

Exodus 21:2-6

 

…If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his masterBut the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children.  I would rather not go free.'  If he does this, his master must present him before God.  Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.  After that, the slave will belong to his master forever. 


Numbers 31: 7-18:

…They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.
 

Slavery didn't start with Islam, but Islam is the religion that ended it! As Judaism and Christianity are prior to Islam, and you have seen what prior scriptures had to say about slavery. Now let us analyze what Islam has to say about ‘Slavery’.

Before doing this, let me make an important point clear enough especially to my non-Muslim readers, that ‘Slavery’ should be judged according to the authentic sources. The authentic sources of Islam are: The Qur’ân, which is the word of God, and the authentic Sunnah, and the traditions of our beloved Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. And the Qur’ân will never contradict itself, nor will the Shahih Hadith contradict itself… neither will these two authentic sources, contradict each other. 
 

It should be noted, that, before Islam came, the situation in the region was ‘Horrible’. Islam gradually abolished all the ‘Horrible’ acts, traditions, customs, and ways, to provide ‘Peace’. It was not done within seconds. It took almost 23 years to demolish that ‘Wild’ society.
 

Muslims, who embraced Islam at the beginning, had to ‘Walk Barefooted over the Burning Fire’ in true sense. The way Sumayyah, Bilal, Khabbab, Yaasir, Zereenah, may Almighty Allah have mercy upon them all – were treated. At that time, no one could have ever thought of such ‘Cruel Punishments’.
 

When Prophet Muhammad– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – received the Divine Revelations of Islam, slavery among the Pagan Arabs, Jews and Christians was quite common.  When he came with Allah Almighty's True Religion of Islam, he gradually eliminated slavery.  He couldn't enforce it all at once, because it would've caused Islam to be an unsuccessful religion toward freeing slaves, and would certainly have broken Islam's system for ending slavery. Similarly, in the case of ‘Slavery’ Islam introduced laws, to demolish the brutality against the slaves.
 

Now let us analyze, what does Qur’ân say
Holy Qur’ân 24:33 (interpretation of the meaning)
 

"Let those who find not the wherewithal for marriage keep themselves chaste, until God gives them means out of His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which God has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels them, yet, after such compulsion, is God, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them)," 
 

During that time of ignorance masters used to earn money, by forcing their slave girls into prostitution. The same thing prevailed for some time in Islam but, then it was forbidden.
 

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:  "Musaykah, a slave-girl of some Ansari, came and said: My master forces me to commit fornication. Thereupon the following verse was revealed: "But force not your maids to prostitution (when they desire chastity). (24:33)" (Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud, Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq), Book 12, Number 2304)
 

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Almighty Allah commanded Muslims to free slaves

 Holy Qur’ân 2:177 (interpretation of the meaning)

"It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness to believe in God and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing." 
 

Holy Qur’ân 4:92 (interpretation of the meaning)

"Never should a believer kill a believer; but (If it so happens) by mistake, (Compensation is due): If one (so) kills a believer, it is ordained that he should free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased's family, unless they remit it freely. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you, and he was a believer, the freeing of a believing slave (Is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom ye have treaty of Mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, (is prescribed) a fast for two months running: by way of repentance to God: for God hath all knowledge and all wisdom." 
 

Holy Qur’ân 5:89 (interpretation of the meaning)
"God will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average for the food of your families; or clothe them; or give a slave his freedom. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths ye have sworn. But keep to your oaths. Thus doth God make clear to you His signs, that ye may be grateful."
 


Holy Qur’ân
58:3 (interpretation of the meaning)
"But those who divorce their wives by Zihar, then wish to go back on the words they uttered, (It is ordained that such a one) should free a slave before they touch each other: Thus are ye admonished to perform: and God is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do."
  

Islam ended the slavery


Holy Qur’ân
4:3 (interpretation of the meaning)
"If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice."
  


Holy Qur’ân
4:25 (interpretation of the meaning)
"If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those whom your right hands possess: And God hath full knowledge about your faith. Ye are one from another: Wed them with the leave of their owners, and give them their dowers, according to what is reasonable: They should be chaste, not lustful, nor taking paramours: when they are taken in wedlock, if they fall into shame, their punishment is half that for free women. This (permission) is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye practice self-restraint. And God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
 
 

Following are some of the authentic Sunnah of Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –.
 

Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 2, Belief, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 29

Narrated Al-Ma'rur: At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, "I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names." The Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he wearsDo not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do so, then help them.'  
 

Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4088

Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari reported: "When I was beating my servant, I heard a voice behind me (saying): Abu Mas'ud, bear in mind Allah has more dominance over you than you have upon him. I turned and (found him) to be Allah's Messenger – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –. I said: Allah's Messenger, I set him free for the sake of Allah. Thereupon he said: Had you not done that, (the gates of) Hell would have opened for you, or the fire would have burnt you. 


Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4086

Abu Mas'ud al-Badri reported: "I was beating my slave with a whip when I heard a voice behind me: Understand, Abu Masud; but I did not recognise the voice due to intense anger. He (Abu Mas'ud) reported: As he came near me (I found) that he was the Messenger of Allah – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – and he was saying: Bear in mind, Abu Mas'ud; bear in mind. Abu Mas'ud. He (Aba Maslad) said: threw the whip from my hand. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Bear in mind, Abu Mas'ud; verily Allah has more dominance upon you than you have upon your slave. I (then) said: I would never beat my servant in future


Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4089

Abu Mas'ud reported that he had been beating his slave and he had been saying: "I seek refuge with Allah, but he continued beating him, whereupon he said: I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger, and he spared him. Thereupon Allah's Messenger – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him  said: By Allah, God has more dominance over you than you have over him (the slave). He said that he set him free. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters, but made no mention of (these words) of his: I seek refuge with Allah, I seek refuge with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). 

If a Muslim beats his slave or slaps him on the face, then he must set him free:


Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4079

"Zadhan reported that Ibn Umar called his slave and he found the marks (of beating) upon his back. He said to him: I have caused you pain. He said: No. But he (Ibn Umar) said: You are free. He then took hold of something from the earth and said: There is no reward for me even to the weight equal to it. I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who beats a slave without cognizable offence of his or slaps him, then expiation for it is that he should set him free.  

The above Sayings of our beloved Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – are very straight forward. If a Muslim beats his slave, then the gates of hell will open for him. Muslims must not mistreat their slaves, because slaves in Islam are like brothers:


Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book of Oaths (Kitab Al-Aiman), Book 015, Number 4096

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – as saying: "When the slave of anyone amongst you prepares food for him and he serves him after having sat close to (and undergoing the hardship of) heat and smoke, he should make him (the slave) sit along with him and make him eat (along with him), and if the food seems to run short, then he should spare some portion for him (from his own share).


Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud, General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab, Book 41, Number 5142

Narrated AbuDharr:  "The Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – said: Feed those of your slaves who please you from what you eat and clothe them with what you clothe yourselves, but sell those who do not please you and do not punish Allah's creatures. 


Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Food, Meals, Volume 7, Book 65, Number 286

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari: "The Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – said, "Give food to the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and release (set free) the one in captivity (by paying his ransom)." 


Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership (Kitab Al-Kharaj, Wal-Fai' Wal-Imarah), Book 19, Number 2946

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: "The Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was brought a pouch containing bread and divided it among free women and slave women.  Aisha said: My father used to divide things between free men and slave.
 

Bilal may Almighty Allah have mercy upon him –, the slave of Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was the one, who used to pronounce Adhaan (a call for one of the most important duties upon Muslims, i.e. Prayer). Can you imagine, NOT free person, but a SLAVE, was given this high status.


 
After the conquest of Makkah, Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – commanded Bilal may Almighty Allah have mercy upon him –, to stand over Ka`bah and give Adhaan. Such luck was not of any FREE man.
 

When, one analyzes the tradition of Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – towards slaves, one can not help himself quoting Annie Besant in “The Life and Teachings of Muhammad” Madras 1932, p.4 says:
 

 “It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he live, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.” (Emphasis mine)
 

COMMENT


Feel free to judge.



 

ANALYZING “SIN”


 
To prove that Jesus was sinless, Mr. Author quotes the following verse

"Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me?" John 8:46

From ‘the last’ of Mr. Author, let me take you to ‘the first’ Canonical Gospel, i.e. Matthew 3:1-16

 "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." … and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. … "I baptize you with water for repentance … Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. … And when Jesus was baptized,"

So Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, according to Bible, committed sin and therefore approached John the Baptist – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – to be baptized.

Let me tell you, about Status of Prophets – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all – being ‘Sinless’ in the house of Islam especially to my non-Muslim readers.

‘Sin’ OR ‘Mistake’

We should not use the word ‘Sin’ for Prophets and Messengers – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all – because sin is done intentionally, whether as ‘Mistake’ is done unintentionally. Therefore, we should use the word ‘Mistake’ and not ‘Sin’.
 

With regard to sin, all the Prophets and Messengers – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all –, never committed any sin intentionally as an act of disobedience towards Almighty Allah after receiving their Mission. This is according to the consensus of the Muslims. They were protected from major sins but not from minor sins.


With regard to ‘Mistake’, the Prophets
and Messengers – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all – made mistakes, but Almighty Allah did not approve of their mistakes; rather, He pointed out their mistakes as a Mercy to them and their nation, and He forgave their mistakes and accepted their repentance as a Grace and Mercy, for Almighty Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  
 

COMMENT

I will let Mr. Thomas Carlyle say few words against the false charge of ‘Sin’ made upon our beloved Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –.

"FAULTS? THE GREATEST OF FAULTS, I SHOULD SAY, IS TO BE CONSCIOUS OF NONE. READERS OF THE BIBLE ABOVE ALL, ONE WOULD THINK, MIGHT KNOW BETTER. WHO IS CALLED THERE 'THE MAN ACCORDING TO GOD'S OWN HEART?' DAVID, THE HEBREW KING HAD FALLEN INTO SINS ENOUGH; BLACKEST CRIMES; THERE WAS NO WANT OF SINS. [This is the Jewish and Christian concept of God's prophets. They charge their prophets with incest, adultery and even murder. They impure horrendous crimes to them on the authority of the Holy Bible.]  AND THEREUPON THE UNBELIEVERS SNEER AND ASK, IS THIS YOUR MAN ACCORDING TO GOD'S HEART? THE SNEER, I MUST SAY, SEEMS TO ME BUT A SHALLOW ONE. WHAT ARE FAULTS, WHAT ARE THE OUTWARD DETAILS OF A LIFE; IF THE INNER SECRET OF IT, THE REMORSE, TEMPTATIONS, TRUE, OFTEN-BAFFLED, NEVER ENDED STRUGGLE OF IT BE FORGOTTEN? 'IT IS NOT IN MAN THAT WALKETH TO DIRECT HIS STEPS.' OF ALL ACTS, IS NOT, FOR A MAN, REPENTANCE THE MOST DIVINE? THE DEADLIEST SIN, I SAY, WERE THE SAME SUPERCILIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS OF NO SIN; THAT IS DEATH; THE HEART SO CONSCIOUS IS DIVORCED FROM SINCERITY, HUMILITY, AND FACT; IS DEAD: IT IS 'PURE' AS DEAD DRY SAND IS PURE."   Heroes and Hero-Worship. p. 61 (Emphasis mine)

ANALYZING “PUNISHING SINNERS WHO WERE WILLING TO REPENT”

 

Mr. Author quotes John 8:2-11

 

“At dawn He (Jesus) appeared … "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" They were using this question as a trap in order to have a basis to accuse Him. … and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." … "No one sir", she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."” (Emphasis mine)

 

If you, dear reader make a little attempt and feel little burden upon yourself, and start reading from verse # 35, of chapter # 6, till verse # 40, of  chapter # 8, you will come to know that Jews wanted to put the ‘Table of Death’ upon Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, and under that idea Jews were coming to Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – with questions, which were meant only to trap him, as is clear from John 8:6 “They were using this question as a trap in order to have a basis to accuse Him.”

But Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was well aware of the fact; therefore Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – turned the ‘Table’ upon them (Jews) by saying:

 

"… If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." John 8:7

So dear reader, you can see for yourself that the whole situation was ‘made’ around Jesus, only to ‘trap’ him.

 

With regards to Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – stoning the lady (a lady who committed adultery and afterwards confessed in front of the Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –) to death, mentioned in the hadeeth in Abu Dawud, #4428, it should be noted that, ‘adultery’ is a grave sin, not under Islamic Law, but, also under the Law of Moses and even in the Christian Law. See for yourself

 

"In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?"  John 8:5

And regarding the ‘Law’ Jesus said

"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them." Matthew 5:17

COMMENT


You dear reader, yes you. Be the judge.


 

ANALYZING “WAR – TREATMENT OF ADVERSARIES”

 

Here Mr. Author quotes two verses from the same book, Luke 9:54-55 and Luke 22:51 (Correct reference is 22:51. Mr. Author has mistakenly numbered 22:52)


I will take Luke 22:51 first. Let us start reading from Luke 22:35, in order to understand the whole image.


"When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything?" And they said, "Nothing" Then said he unto them, "But now, he that hath no purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag; and he that hath no SWORD, let him sell his garment and buy one!"
Luke 22:35-36


". . . Lord, behold, here are two SWORDS." And he said unto them, "It is enough".
  Luke 22:38


WHAT? WHAT IS THIS?
— Jews against Jews! Why! Why this somersault? Did he not advise them to "turn the other cheek"; "to forgive seventy times seven" (70 x 7 = 490)? Did he not send his chosen Twelve with the advice:


"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye, therefore, as wise as serpents, (?) and as
  harmless as doves." Matthew 10:16


If this was a preparation for war, then why should two swords be "enough"?


 
Please allow me to explain, the reason is that Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was not contemplating a battle against the legions of Rome. Since his "friend" Judas was in league with the Temple authorities, he was expecting a clandestine, underhand attempt by the Jewish oligarchy to seize him. It would be a question of Jews against Jews. In such a battle against the Jewish temple servants and the riff-raff of the town, he would prevail. Of that he was sure. He had with him Peter (the Rock) and John and James (the sons of Thunder) together with the other eight, each vying with one another to go to prison for him; to die for him. These were all Galilians. They had a reputation of Zealotism, terrorism and repeated insurrections against the Romans.

Armed with sticks and stones, and the swords, and fortified with the spirit of self-sacrifice which they had avowed for their Master, he was sure to knock hells into any Jewish rabble that dare confront him.
 

Now, what happened? You see Jews were wilier then Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – had thought. They brought with them Roman soldiers!


“So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, went there with lanterns and torches and weapons.”
John 18:3
 

The Christian scholars are no less wily in their translations and manipulations of the Bible. They have changed the words "Roman soldiers" to simply "soldiers".
 

 Here and in verse 12 following, the words in the so-called original manuscripts are “speira and “chiliarchos respectively. Both Roman military terms, meaning "cohort" and "tribune". "That John is the first Evangelist to mention Roman soldiers among the party which went out to arrest our Lord . . ." See Knox's — "A New Testament Commentary", page 260.


What can any one do of such a sickness?


Now, when Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – realized that, Jews have turned the table round and they (Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – and his disciples) have to face trained army, therefore the strategy ought to be changed. Therefore Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – forbade his disciples from fighting and healed the wounded man.


 
“And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, "No more of this!" And he touched his ear and healed him.” Luke 22:50-51


As far as Mr. Author refers to Soorah-al Ahzaab 33:26 and says

Sart quote ---  The massacre of approximately 800 Jewish male captives: (noted in Sura 33:26).” --- End quote

 

Mr. Author wants to put his own innocent image upon the readers.


It is just habitual act of running away from the truth. The actual story is that, after Prophet – – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – migrated to Madeenah, he made treaties with the surrounding tribes of Madeenah. Theses treaties were meant for peace and it was agreed that, no one among the treaty-holding-party will help any attackers against any of the treaty-holding-party. A Jewish tribe by the name Banu Qurayzah was also among the treaty-holding-parties. But when, Banu Qurayzah betrayed and went against the treaty and helped the attackers against the Muslims during Battle of Ahzaab.


After the war ended, the very matter was discussed and the betrayers were sentenced to death, the women were made slaves (captives), and their lands were divided among the Muslims. The decision was made as such based on the laws of the Old Testament, Deuteronomy 20:13-14


This is what is mentioned in Soorah-al-Ahzaab 33:26 (interpretation of the Meaning):

“And He brought those of the People of the Scripture who supported them down from their strongholds, and cast panic into their hearts. Some ye slew, and ye made captive some.”

 

Now, let me come upon another false charge made upon Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – by Mr. Author.


Mr. Author talks about the Soorah-al-Taubah 9:5 He only writes down the reference number, and doesn’t quote the verse. The reason may be best known to him.


 
Now let me tell you the reality of this verse.
In order to understand the context, we need to read from verse 1 of this Soorah. It says that there was a peace treaty between the Muslims and the Mushriqs (pagans) of Makkah. This treaty was violated by the Mushriqs of Makkah. A period of four months was given to the Mushriqs of Makkah to make amends. Otherwise war would be declared against them. Verse 5 of Surah Taubah says: (interpretation of the Meaning):


"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is oft-forgiving, Most merciful."
[Soorah-al-Taubah 9:5]


The next verse i.e. verse # 6 clearifies more, the stand of Islam
(interpretation of the Meaning):


"If one amongst the pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure that is because they are men without knowledge."
[Soorah-al-Taubah 9:6]


The Qur’ân not only says that a Mushriq seeking asylum during the battle should be granted refuge, but also that he should be escorted to a secure place. In the present international scenario, even a kind, peace-loving army General, during a battle, may let the enemy soldiers go free, if they want peace. But which army General will ever tell his soldiers, that, if the enemy soldiers want peace during a battle, don’t just let them go free, but also escort them to a place of security?


In response to Luke 9:54-55, please have a clear look at same Luke 19:27


"
But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me." Luke 19:27


In order to catch me “White Handed”, you can have the pleasure in investigating the context.

COMMENT


I leave upon you to judge.



 

ANALYZING “WOMEN AND MARRIAGE”


Starting from the beginning, let us compare, what Christianity and Islam say about women.

According to Bible Eve is blamed for seducing Adam – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them both –.

"And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression." 1 Tim. 2:14

 

"And it was not Adam who was deceived, but [the] woman who was deceived and deluded and fell into transgression." (Amplified Bible)

 

"And it was the woman, not Adam, who was deceived by Satan, and sin was the result." (New Living Translation)

 

"And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived, in breaking of the law." (Wycliffe New Testament)

 

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3

 

According to Qur’ân, neither Adam, nor Eve – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them both – is blamed. Instead, it is Shaytaan (Satan), who seduced them.
 

"O ye Children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as He got your parents out of the Garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith." (Al-Qur’ân 7:27)

 

If you read the Qur’ân in Soorah-al-`Araaf, Ch.7, Verse No.19 to 27, Adam and Eve (may peace be upon them both) are addressed, more than a dozen of times. 

Both disobeyed God, both asked for forgiveness, both repented, and both were forgiven. 

In the Bible, if you read Genesis, Ch. 3, only Eve is held responsible (May peace be upon her) for the downfall of humanity. 

And according to the doctrine of ‘Original Sin’, because of Eve (may peace be upon her) the whole of humanity is born in sin. In Bible, it states

 "Unto the woman you shall bear in conception and in sorrow shall you give birth and your desire shall be of your husband and he shall rule over you".  Genesis 3:16        

That means, pregnancy and childbirth has been said in the Bible to degrade the women and the labor pain is a sort of punishment. 

But, if you read the Qur’ân, pregnancy and child birth have uplifted the women.

If you read Soorah-an-Nisa, Ch.4, Verse No.1, (interpretation of the meaning)

‘Respect the womb that bore you’. Qur’ân 4:1

 

Islam honors women, and draws out the image of those people, who dislike the birth of a baby girl

 

"When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!  With shame does he hide himself from his people, Because of the bad news He has had!  Shall he retain it On (sufferance and) contempt, Or bury it in the dust?  Ah! what an evil (choice) They decide on?" Qur’ân 16:58-59

 

The last, but, a very, very important point, which I want to make is, that, if you think, you will agree with me, that the last status which a girl attains, is the status of being a mother. So, what does Islam say about this last, but, outstanding status of a Women i.e. being a Mother.

The only thing above respect to Mother, is the respect of & worship of Almighty Allah - It is mentioned in Ch.17, Verse No.28-29 (interpretation of the meaning):

"Allah has ordained for you - that you worship none but Him and to be kind to your parents. And if any one or both of them reach old age do not say a word of contempt or repel them but address them with honor, and speak to them with kindness, and lower your wing of humility and pray to Allah -‘My Lord, bless them as they have cherished me in childhood’". Qur’ân 17:28-29

According to a Hadeeth related in Saheeh Bukhari in Volume 8, Ch. No. 2 Hadeeth No. 2, as well as in Saheeh-Muslim - It says that a man asked the Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – ‘Who requires the maximum love and respect and my companionship in this world?

The Prophet replied – ‘your mother’ 

‘Who is next’? – ‘your mother’ 

‘Who is next?’ – ‘your mother’ 

The man asked for the fourth time, - ‘Who is next’ 

The Prophet replied ‘your father’ 

Just imagine! 75% of the love and respect goes to the mother and 25% of the love and respect goes to the father.

Three fourth of the better part of the love and respect goes to the mother – One fourth of the remaining part of the love and respect goes to the father. 

In another Hadeeth, all types of doubt ness has been removed and the status of women has been raised to such a height, that, just amazing.
 

In ‘Ahmed’, as well as in ‘Ibn-e-Maajah’ - It says Prophet – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – said: Paradise lies at the feet of the mother’.   

That does not mean that if your mother is walking on the road and if she steps on muck and filth - that thing becomes Paradise. 

It means that after you fulfill your basic duties, if you respect your mother, if you are kind to your mother, If you are honorable to your mother, you will Inshaa’allah (Allah willingly) enter Paradise.
 

COMMENT


I leave the judgment upon you.


 

ANALYZING “CHRIST’S IDENTITY”


Mr. Author says the same, Jesus as ‘Son of God’, ‘Word of God’ and ‘God’.

Let me tell my Christian readers, that, the true spirit of charity which the Muslim displays, always, towards Jesus and his mother Mary spring from the fountainhead of his faith - the Holy Qur’ân. You might not know that the Muslim does not take the holy name of Jesus, in his own language, without saying Eesa, alaihi assalam ("Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –")


In the Holy Qur’ân Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is mentioned twenty five times. For example:


"We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit" (The Holy Qur’ân 2:87)


"O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary..." (3:45)


"The similitude of Jesus before Allah is that of Adam: he created him from dust, then said to him, "Be": and he was."(3:59)


"...Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of god..." (4:171)


"...And in their foot steps we sent Jesus the son of Mary..." (5:46)


"Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger: many were the messengers that passed away before him ..."(5:75)


"And Zakariya and John, and Jesus and Elias: all in the ranks of the righteous." (6:85)


"He was no more than a servant: we granted our favor to him, and we made him an example to the children of Israel." (43:59)


He is spoken of as "The Word of God", as "The Spirit of God", as a "Sign of God", and numerous other epithets of honor spread over fifteen different chapters. The Holy Qur’ân honors this mighty messenger of God, and the Muslims have not fallen short over the past fourteen hundred years in doing the same.


Every Christian knows about the verdict of Jews about Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –.
 

1.  In Talmud Jesus is said as:
 

"Tol’doth Yeshu. JESUS IS REFERRED TO AS ‘BEN PANDERA’ ("BEN PANDERA:" Means – son of Pandera. A Roman soldier alleged by the Jews to have raped Mary to produce her illegitimate offspring. (God forbid!) May he forgive us for even reproducing such blasphemies..’

Yeb.IV3; 49a (Emphasis mine)


2
.
   "R. SHIMEON BEN AZZAI SAID (CONCERNING JESUS): ‘I FOUND A GENEALOGICAL ROLL IN JERUSALEM WHEREIN WAS RECORDED, SUCH-AN-ONE IS A BASTARD OF AN ADULTERESS.’ "


3
.
   R. YEHOSHUA writes in his book Mishnah

WHAT IS A BASTARD? EVERYONE WHOSE PARENTS ARE LIABLE TO DEATH BY THE BETH DIN”

Regarding above statement Joseph Klausner says, “THAT JESUS IS HERE REFERRED TO SEEMS TO BE BEYOND DOUBT


Now, just wait and think that, Billions of Muslims today respect this mighty Messenger of Allah on the verdict of just one man. I repeat just one man, and that is Muhammad
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –.

Famous Rev. Dummelow, backed by no less than a team of sixteen Christian divines, all Reverends and D.D.s says the following:


THE JEWISH TALMUD1STS SAID, ‘THE SON OF THE ADULTERESS' (I.E. OF THE VIRGIN MARY) BROUGHT MAGIC OUT OF EGYPT. BY CUTTINGS WHICH HE HAD MADE IN HIS FLESH.’ ‘JESUS PRACTICED MAGIC AND DECEIVED. AND DROVE ISRAEL TO IDOLATORY.’
IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTICE THAT MAHOMET 1 INDIGNANTLY REPUDIATED THESE JEWISH CALUMNIES." (Emphasis mine)

Dummelow's Bible Commentary page 668
 

1. "Mahomet": It is a pity that scholars of Christianity of the highest eminence still misspell the name of the Holy Prophet.

Mr. Author in his ‘COMMENT’ under the heading “CHRIST’S IDENTITY” says

Star quote --- Remember, Muhammad came wandering out of the desert, with "revelations" some 600 years later. He had little clue as to what he was talking about. He frequently contradicted the Bible that he asserted as the Word of God.” ---  End quote

We as being Muslims believe upon miracles of Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, such as he was born miraculously by Allah’s permission, he gave life to the death by Allah’s permission, he healed those born blind by Allah’s permission, and many more, on verdict of this mighty man Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, who “came wandering out of the desert, with "revelations" some 600 years later” – which, even today the learned Christians don’t believe upon. Can you imagine? See for yourself
 

1.   In a "SHOCK SURVEY OF ANGLICAN BISHOPS" in June 1984 it was revealed that 31 of their 39 Bishops thought:

 "Christ's miracles, the virgin birth and the resurrection might not have happened exactly as described in the Bible."

Not ordinary people, or some layman, barber, shoemaker but the ‘BISHOPS’.
 

2.   The Church of Scotland most respectfully omitted any reference to the "Virgin Birth" from its most recent publication "A STATEMENT OF FAITH."
 

The publication of “The Daily News” with ref. “Durban, Tuesday, May 22, 1990” reports that, “VIRGIN BIRTH OMITTED BY CHURCH OF SCOTTLAND”.
 

Again, no common man or illiterate people but the ‘CHURCH’

It is we, Muslims, who, on the verdict of Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – have firm believe upon the miracles of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, which modern day learned Christians doubt upon.

Believe it or Not! 
 

Is Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – really a ‘Son of God’?

Let us handle this issue.
 

Christian brothers and sisters, you should not accept the word "son" literally, because the God has ‘Sons by the Tons’ in the Bible. Please, have the pleasure of investigating for yourself.
 

"And thou [Moses] shalt say unto Pharaoh: 'Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn."' Exodus 4:22.


"He [Solomon] shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father and he shall be My son."     II Samuel 7:13-14


"I am a father to Israel and Ephraim is my firstborn." Jeremiah 31:9


"Ye are the children of the Lord your God." Deuteronomy 14:1.


"For whom he did fore know, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the firstborn of many brethren."  Romans 8:29.


 
Long before Jesus was born, God said to David (Psalms 2:7): "I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me [David]: 'Thou art my son; this day have I begotten thee."'


How many sons? So you see my Christian brothers and sisters, Moses
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him  is the son of God, Solomon – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –  is the son of God, Ephraim – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is the son of God, common people are children of God, David – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is the son of God. So many sons, yet ONE son claimed by the Christendom.


The reality is that,
the phrase "Son of God" signifies love and affection and nearness to God, and that it is not to be applied to Jesus alone. You will see sons and daughters of God: II Corinthians 6:18: "And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."


Is Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – really a ‘God’?


Mr. Author quotes
Philippians 2:5-7

 

"Christ Jesus . . . who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men . . ."


I want you to read verse 8-9


"
8And being … even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place…" Philippians 2:8-9 (Emphasis mine)

If Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – himself is God, then, who is this God in verse 9 exalting Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –?


This means, that, there are TWO Gods.
This contradicts many passages in the Bible:


"... that the Lord He is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else". Deuteronomy 4:39


"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" Deuteronomy 6:4

"... that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord; and beside Me there is no savior" Isaiah 43:10-11


"Thus saith the Lord ... I am the first, and I am the last, and beside Me there is no God" Isaiah 44:6


"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else." Isaiah 45:18


You should also read Deuteronomy 4:35; Exodus 8:10; II Samuel 7:22; I Kings 8:23; I Chronicles 17:20; Psalms 86:8, 89:6 and 113:5; Hosea 13:4; and Zechariah 14:9.


In New Testament please read the following


"And Jesus answered him: 'The first of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord."' Mark 12:29


"... we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one" I Corinthians 8:4


"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." I Timothy 2:5


So there is only ONE God, and Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – is not that ONE God. Why Christendom wants to make a fun of itself? Please, think for yourself God being

Born, (Romans, 1:3)

Circumcised, (Luke, 2:21)

Sucking the Pips of a Woman, (Luke, 11:27)

Under going ‘Development’, (Luke, 2:40)

Powerless, (John, 5:30)

Ignorant of Seasons, (Mark, 11:12-13)

Tempted by the ‘Devil’, (Luke, 4:13)

Confessing and Repenting, (Matthew, 3:13, Matthew, 3:6, Matthew, 3:11)

Hungry, (Matthew 4:2, Matthew, 21:18, Mark, 11:12)

Thirsty, (John, 19:28)

Sleepy, (Matthew, 8:24, Luke, 8:23, Mark, 4:38)

Weeping, (John, 11:35)

Arrested, (John, 18:12-13)

Humiliated, (Luke, 22:63-64, Matthew, 26:67)
 

And above all, God being DEAD (Romans, 5:6, John, 19:33)
 

COMMENT


Judge for yourself



 

ANALYZING “JESUS WAS WORTH OF WORSHIP”


When Jesus
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – was NEITHER a GOD, NOR EQUAL to GOD, then why should be he WORSHIPED?
 

COMMENT


Feel free to judge yourself.

 

 

ANALYZING “PRAYER”


For the reason best known to Christendom themselves, they (Christians) do not PRAY as Prophets
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon them all – use to pray.


 
We Muslims, pray the way it was prescribed not only to Muhammad
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him –, but to all the Prophets. See for yourself

 


PURIFYING IS IN THE BIBLE


Before entering the mosque, ablution is made i.e. washing face, hands and feet... 


"O! You who believe, When you rise up to prayer, wash your faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your heads, and wash your feet to the ankles."- Qur’ân 5:7

"And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat; when they went into tent of the congregation they washed as the Lord commanded Moses."-(EXODUS 40:31-32).

"Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple..."-(ACTS 21:26).
 

 FACING A CERTAIN DIRECTION IS IN THE BIBLE

In the mosque, the faithful face that Great Mosque in Makkah, whether in prayer, or reciting, or seeking the blessings of God in unison with the faithful from all over the world... 


"So turn thy face toward the Sacred Mosque, and (O Muslims), wheresoever ye may be, turn your faces toward it."- Qur’ân  2:144

"Now when Daniel...went into his house; and his window being open in his chamber towards Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and thanks before his God, as he did aforetime."- (DANIEL 6:10).


 
ACCORDING TO BIBLE, NO IMAGES

The Mosque is a place of peace and serenity, without images or idols of worship, and simple, with a carpet on which to stand or sit, and meditate. 


"God forgiveth not (the sin of) joining other gods with Him;...one who joins other gods with God, hath strayed far, far away (from the Right)."- Qur’ân  4:116

"I am the Lord thy God...Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them."-(THE FIRST COMMANDMENT, EXODUS 20:2-5).


‘PRSTRATION’ IN THE BIBLE

Muslims do not prostrate to anyone else other than Almighty Allah alone.

"O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may prosper."- Qur’ân 22:77


"And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed..."- (MATTHEW 26:39).

"And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship..."- (JOSHUA 5:14).

"And he (Elijah) cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees."- (1 KINGS 18:42).

"And they (Moses and Aaron) fell upon their faces..."- (NUMBERS 20:6).

"And Abraham fell on his face..."- (GENESIS 17:3).


ASKING GOD BY RAISING HANDS – SAYS THE BIBLE

Invariably, the faithful spreads out his hands to God, asking forgiveness, seeking His blessings, beseeching His protection for mankind... 


"Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire."- Qur’ân 2:201

"...when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven."- (1 KINGS 8:54).

And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that Thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent me. - (JOHN 11:41-42).
 

COMMENT


I leave the judgment upon you.



EPILOGUE


 
In the end I can’t help myself by quoting some of the verdicts upon Islam and Prophet Muhammad
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – by the learned non-Muslims.


THEY {Muhammad's critics} SEE FIRE INSTEAD OF LIGHT, UGLINESS INSTEAD OF GOOD. THEY DISTORT AND PRESENT EVERY GOOD QUALITY AS A GREAT VICE. IT REFLECTS THEIR DEPRAVITY... THE CRITICS ARE BLIND. THEY CANNOT SEE THAT THE ONLY ‘SWORD' MUHAMMAD WIELDED WAS THE SWORD OF MERCY, COMPASSION, FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVENESS - THE SWORD THAT CONQUERS ENEMIES AND PURIFIES THEIR HEARTS. HIS SWORD WAS SHARPER THAN THE SWORD OF STEEL.


 
Pandit Gyanandra Dev Sharma Shastri, at a meeting in Gorakhpur lndia. 1928



IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO STUDIES THE LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE GREAT PROPHET OF ARABIA, WHO KNOWS HOW HE TAUGHT AND HOW HE LIVED, TO FEEL ANYTHING BUT REVERENCE THE MIGHTY PROPHET, ONE OF THE GREAT MESSENGERS OF THE SUPREME. AND ALTHOUGH IN WHAT I PUT TO YOU I SHALL SAY MANY THINGS WHICH MAY BE FAMILIAR TO MANY, YET I MYSELF FEEL WHENEVER I RE-READ THEM, A NEW WAY ADMIRATION, A NEW OF REVERENCE FOR THAT MIGHTY ARABIAN TEACHER.

Annie Besant, "The Life and Teachings of Muhammad", Madras 1932, p.4



HE PREFERRED MIGRATION TO FIGHTING HIS OWN PEOPLE, BUT WHEN OPPRESSION WENT BEYOND THE PALE OF TOLERANCE HE TOOK UP HIS SWORD IN SELF-DEFENCE. THOSE WHO BELIEVE RELIGION CAN BE SPREAD BY FORCE ARE FOOLS WHO NEITHER KNOW THE WAYS OF RELIGION NOR THE WAYS OF THE WORLD. THEY ARE PROUD OF THIS BELIEF BECAUSE THEY ARE A LONG, LONG WAY AWAY FROM THE TRUTH.

A Sikh journalist in "Nawan Hindustan," Delhi, 17 November 1947



HEAD OF THE STATE AS WELL AS THE CHURCH, LIE WAS CAESAR AND POPE IN ONE, BUT HE WAS POPE WITHOUT POPE’S PRETENSIONS, AND CAESAR WITHOUT THE LEGIONS OF CAESAR, WITHOUT A STANDING ARMY, WITHOUT A BODY GUARD, WITHOUT A POLICE FORCE, WITHOUT A FIXED REVENUE. FT EVER A MAN HAD THE RIGHT TO SAY THAT HE RULED BY A RIGHT DIVINE, IT WAS MUHAMMAD. FOR HE HAD ALL THE POWERS WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORTS. HE CARED NOT FOR THE DRESSINGS OF POWER. THE SIMPLICITY OF HIS PRIVATE LIFE WAS IN KEEPING WITH HIS PUBLIC LIFE.

Rev. R. Bosworth-Smith



IF A MAN LIKE MUHAMMAD WERE TO ASSUME THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE MODERN WOLD, HE WOULD SUCCEED IN SOLVING ITS PROBLEMS THAT WOULD BRING IT THE MUCH NEEDED PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

He further says

I HAVE STUDIED HIM – THE WONDERFUL MAN – AND IN MY OPINION FAR FROM BEING ANTI-CHRIST HE MUST BE CALLED THE SAVIOR OF HUMANITY.

George Bernard Shaw



JULES MASSERMAN
, United States psychoanalyst and professor of the Chicago University said "Leaders must fulfill three functions--"


No. 1     THE LEADER MUST PROVIDE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE LEAD ...


No. 2 THE LEADER OR WOULD BE LEADER MUST PROVIDE A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION IN WHICH PEOPLE FEEL RELATIVELY SECURE ...


No. 3   THAT THIS LEADER MUST PROVIDE HIS PEOPLE WITH ONE SET OF BELIEFS


With the foregoing three standards, Masserman searches history and analyses Louis Pasteur, Salk, Gandhi, Confucius, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Hitler, Buddha, Jesus and the rest; finally coming to the conclusion that -
PERHAPS THE GREATEST LEADER OF ALL TIMES WAS MUHAMMED, WHO COMBINED ALL THREE FUNCTIONS. (and) TO A LESSER DEGREE, MOSES DID THE SAME.


We cannot help marveling at Masserman, that as a Jew he condescends to scrutinize even Adolf Hitler, the arch-enemy of his people. He considers Hitler to be a great leader.  His race, the mighty German nation of 90 million people, was ready to march to destiny or destruction at his behest. Alas, he led them to ruin. Hitler is not the question. The question is why would Masserman, as an American Jew, a paid servant of the Government proclaim to his countrymen of over two hundred million Jews and Christians that not Jesus, not Moses but Muhammad was "The greatest Leader of all times!"



It was Friday the 8th of May, 1840, that is about a hundred and sixty seven years ago, at a time when it was a sacrilege to say anything good about Muhammad
– peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – , and the Christian West was rained to hate the man Muhammad – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – and his religion, the same way as dogs were at one stage trained in South Africa country to hate all black people. At that time in history, Thomas Carlyle, one of the greatest thinkers of the past century delivered a series of lectures under the theme - "Heroes and Hero-worship."


He cried: "THE LIES, WHICH WELL-MEANING ZEAL HAS HEAPED ROUND THIS MAN, ARE DISGRACEFUL TO OURSELVES ONLY."


I feel it obligatory for every person to study this book
"Heroes and Hero-worship." by Thomas Carlyle



At the end I would like to leave you with last quote in this topic which ends with a pondering QUESTION.

PHILOSOPHER, ORATOR, APOSTLE, LEGISLATOR, WARRIOR, CONQUEROR OF IDEAS, RESTORER OF RATIONAL DOGMAS, OF A CULT WITHOUT IMAGES; THE FOUNDER OF TWENTY TERRESTRIAL EMPIRES AND ONE SPIRITUAL EMPIRE, THAT IS MUHAMMD. AS REGARDS ALL STANDARDS BY WHICH HUMAN GREATNESS MAY BE MEASURED, WE MAY WELL ASK, IS THERE ANY MAN GREATER THAN HE?   

Lamartine, Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol II pp.276-277


The answer to his question, "Is there any man greater than he?" is reposed in the question itself. By implication
Lamartine is saying . . . "there is no man greater than Muhammad. Muhammad is the greatest man that ever lived!"

Praise is to Almighty Allah and Peace and Blessings of Almighty Allah be upon all His Messengers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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