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Refuting Sam Shamouns Analysis of Surah 2:98-100
Zawadi spent his time focusing on the Holy Bible without ever informing his readers that it is his book, the Quran, that teaches that Jesus will go to hell:
Surely you and what you worship besides Allah are the firewood of hell; to it you shall come. Had these been gods, they would not have come to it and all shall abide therein. For them therein shall be groaning and therein they shall not hear. S. 21:98-100 Shakir
This text says that all those whom people worshiped besides Allah will end up in hell. The Quran acknowledges that Christians worshiped Jesus as God:
Surely, in disbelief are they who say that Allah is the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary). Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Who then has the least power against Allah, if He were to destroy the Messiah, son of Maryam (Mary), his mother, and all those who are on the earth together?" And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them. He creates what He wills. And Allah is Able to do all things. S. 5:17 Hilali-Khan
Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam
(Mary)." But the Messiah ['Iesa (Jesus)] said: "O
Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord."
Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden
And the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allahs Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth! S. 9:30 Hilali-Khan
Thus if the Quran is correct then Jesus will be one of those whom Allah will send into hell due to the worship given to him by Christians!
I shall quote from Ibn Kathirs Al-Sira al-Nabwiyya, The Life of the Prophet Muhammad Volume 2, translated by Professor Trevor Le Gassick:
Ibn Ishaq stated, One day, so we have been told, the Messenger of God (SAAS) sat down in the mosque with al-Walid b. al-Mughira. Al-Nadr b. al-Harith came over and sat with them; also present were several men of the Quraysh.
The Messenger of God (SAAS) spoke, but al-Nadr
argued with him. The Messenger of God then addressed al-Nadr
and ultimately silenced him. Having done so, he then recited to them, You along with that which you worship besides
God. Are the firewood for hell; you are on your way there. Were these gods they would not
be ending up there; and all there will remain therein forever.
Therein wailing is their lot, and therein they hear not. (
The Messenger of God (SAAS) then arose Just as Abd Allah b. al-Zibara al-Sahmi approached and sat down.
Al-Walid b. al-Mughira spoke to him, I swear by al-Nadir b. Al-Hariths foregoing argument with Ibn Abd al-Muttalib (i.e. Muhammad) was indeed short lived! Muhammad (silenced him by) claiming that we and those gods of ours we worship are to be firewood for the hell-fire!
Abd Allah b. al-Zibara replied: If Id found him saying that, Id have disputed with him. Ask Muhammad: Is everything besides God that is worshipped, along with those who worship them, to be firewood for hell? We worship angels, The Jews Worship Uzyr, and the Christians worship Jesus.
Al-Walid and those with him at the meeting were impressed and thought a cogent and winning argument. (-Note this is exactly like Shamoun, bringing up the same argument, and his readers think he has brought something impressive to refute Islam)
This was reported to the Messenger of God (SAAS) who replied, All those wanting to be worshipped aside from God will be there in hell with those who worshipped them. Those people merely worship devils, and those they (devils) have ordered them to worship.
God Almighty then revealed, Those to whom
good has already gone from us will be kept far away from it (hell). They will not hear its
slightest sound, but will remain forever in what it is they have so desired (
This verse is referring Jesus, Uzayr and
those rabbis and monks who lived in obedience to God Almighty. And regarding their
assertion that they were worshipping angels and that these were the daughters of God, He
sent down And they say that God the Beneficent has a son for himself. All glory be Him! No, (not that) but they are honored servants (
And then were the verses following that.
Concerning the good impression made upon the polytheists by what al-Zibara said, God sent down, : And
when the son of Mary is mentioned as an example, your people make a great outcry. They
ask, Are our gods better or is he? They only raise the objection for arguments
sake. They really are a contentious people! (
This argumentation they pursued was futile.
And they were aware of that,
because they were an Arab people. It is part of their language that ma i.e. that which in the above
quotation implies in Arabic something that does not think. The statement: You, along
with that which you worship besides God are the firewood for hell; you are on your war
They well knew the comparison they were making Jesus, son of Mary, was futile. As the Almighty stated, They only raise this objection for arguments sake. They really are a contentious people. (surah al-Zukhruf; XLIII, v.57-8)
God also stated , He, (meaning
Jesus) was merely a servant whom We favored (that is, by prophet hood) and
We made him an example for the people of
So there you go, the same argument brought up by the Qurayshi pagans 1400 years ago is the same one Shamoun is bringing up now! But as you see, the Qurayshi pagan who brought this argument up was soundly refuted and silence, and his people who were impressed with his argument were also silenced, they knew their argument was rubbish, they knew they had no case and that the Arabic language and style refuted them.
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