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What is the authority of the oldest brother in Judaism (Bible) and Islam?

I noticed in the old Arabic drama series, the oldest brother always has the authority, and it usually creates lots of injustice and problems with the younger siblings, especially when it gives the oldest brother the false sense of entitlement to dominate the younger siblings, and to have the word of authority over them.  But what do Islam and the Bible say about this?

1-  We know according to Islam, Allah Almighty made the Jewish Law a harsh one on the Jews as a punishment for them, and that Islam offers them freedom from those "shackles and burdens" as Allah Almighty described it:

  • Why did Allah Almighty allow for the Muslims  (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers' name.  Sons and daughters titles will be "no more") to eat from the "People of the Book's" (Jews and Christians) food?
  • All true divine religions were Islam.  However, those who call themselves "Jews" and follow "Judaism" are really people who follow a strict version of Islam that was made special for them.  According to Islam, Allah Almighty made the Jews' religion as "burdens and shackles" (7:157) and Islam came to give them a way out of this hard covenant [1] [2].  Their covenant was made as chains for them due to their transgressions "ذلك جزيناهم ببغيهم".  But some of them are nonetheless righteous people who will enter Paradise.
  • Abrogation in Bible and Abrogation lie about Islam.
  • List of Bible Laws the Quran abrogated, and/or Quran Laws that don't exist in the Bible.  Allah Almighty called them "shackles" [1].
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  • Abrogation lie about Islam.  Allah Almighty also guaranteed in the Quran that HE WOULD NOT cause for any Verse to be replaced or forgotten.

  • 2-  The Bible states that if sons exist, then daughters inherit nothing.  It also states that the oldest son inherits double the younger one:

  • What do the Bible and Islam say about inheritence?


    No sons for Prophet Muhammad:

    3-  The Glorious Quran makes no mention of oldest son's authority or any son's authority.  Islam came to abrogate what the Jewish laws had from harsh laws and traditions.  In fact, Allah Almighty seems to have purposefully prevented Prophet Muhammad from having any surviving sons.  All of the Prophet's sons have died when they were either kids or babies, and only the daughters have lived.  This is believed to raise the status of the Prophet's daughters.  Not only that, but the pagan Arabs used to mock the Prophet for not having sons.  In pagan Arabia, and even to this day by some ignorant, the men who have daughters are considered childless.  So for example, if a person has two sons and two daughters, then in the eyes of those ignorant ones, he only has two children (i.e., the sons).  The Glorious Quran responded to this:

    Noble Verse(s) 108:1-108:3


    [108:001]  Surely We have given you Kausar the Kawthar الكوثر,

    [108:002]  Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice.

    [108:003]  Surely your enemy mocker شانئك  is the one who shall be without posterity,

    Arabic (Read from right to left.  Also, all png image files: [1] [2]):

    108:1 انا اعطيناك الكوثر

    108:2 فصل لربك وانحر

    108:3 ان شانئك هو الابتر

    Some Muslims  (Isaiah 56:5: Muslim is the future believers' name.  Sons and daughters titles will be "no more"), myself included, believe that Al-Kawthar is not a fount, but it refers to Fatimah.  She was Prophet Muhammad's special daughter whom he only reserved her to his cousin Ali, the fourth Islamic Caliph and the closest to the Prophet.  Both Ali and Fatimah would later have Hasan and Hussein, the Prophet's beloved grandchildren.  In fact, Ali was to Prophet Muhammad as Harun (Aaron) was to Prophet Moses, peace be upon them all:

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    We also read in the Glorious Quran regarding the status of daughters:

    [016:058]  And when a daughter is announced to one of them his face becomes black and he is full of wrath.
    [016:059]  He skulks away from the people, for the evil tidings he has heard;- is he to keep it with its disgrace, or to bury it in the dust?- aye! evil is it that they judge!

    The Bible considers the birth of a daughter a "loss":

    Ecclesiasticus 22:3 "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss"

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  • www.answering-christianity.com/women.htm
  • www.answering-christianity.com/ac9.htm#links




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