Islam 101 for the Christians
Islam is only non Christian faith which makes it an article of faith to believe in Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him). This article highlights on the similarities between the Islam and Christianity and refute missionaries claim that Jesus(pbuh) was God.
Status of Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) in Islam
- We Muslims believe that the Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) is one of the mightiest messengers of Allah.
- Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) was born to virgin Mary(Peace be upon her) without any male intervention which many modern day Christian do not believe.
- We believe he was the Messiah translated Christ (pbuh).
- We believe Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) heals born blind and lepers by Allah's permission and brought dead back to life by Allah's permission.
Bible got Sons by the tons
Many of the Christians are not aware of the fact that there are sons by the tons in the Holy Bible. Bible refer Adam, Solomon, Esaiah, Abraham and many more, as son of Allah. What does Bible meant by the word "son"? It means that there were led by the light of Allah and do righteous deeds.
If you are doing righteous deeds and doing good then you are eligible to be called as son of Allah. "Son of Allah" means doing righteous act. But Christian missionaries says that Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) is not a normal son of Allah but the begotten son of Allah and they quote the verse from King James Version
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.. John 3:16
New International Bible Revision
But how many knows that there is a New version of Bible was introduced by the thirty two Christian scholars of the highest eminence backed by fifty cooperating Christian denominations?
Below is the same version of John 3:16 but the word begotten is thrown out from the revised edition of Bible.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. New International Version
The Jehovah Witnesses, in their "AWAKE MAGAZINE" of 1957 edition, revealed that, "There are 50,000 errors in the Bible" while, the 32 eminent scholars of the Bible, with the cooperating 52 denominations reported at the preface of Revised Standard Version (RSV), that, "the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible has grave defects, and the defects are so many and so serious as to call for revision"
What? Seriously? God's book need revision?
Ye shall not add unto the word which I (God) command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2)
Then woe to those who write the book with their own hands and then say: ‘This is from God’, to traffic with it for a miserable price. Woe to them for what their hands do write and for the gain they make thereby. (Quran 2:79)
Adam is bigger than Jesus if you go by the trinity logic
Christian missionaries argues that Jesus Christ was born without a male intervention and boast against Muslims. They challenge Muslims that Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born naturally just like normal human beings so Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) is superior to Muhammad(Peace be upon him) and Muslims needs to follow the superior authority which is Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) according to their illerate logic.
If that is the case then Adam (Peace be upon him) is a Greater Son of Allah, because he was born without any mother and father. Correct? Christian missionaries are speechless for this fact and they can't deny this. What you could do for the people who are brainwashed by their forefathers and ancestors and who does not have the courage to accept the truth?
Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, "Be," and he was.(Holy Quran 3:59)
The truth is from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters.(Holy Quran 3:60)
Then whoever argues with you about it after [this] knowledge has come to you - say, "Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then supplicate earnestly [together] and invoke the curse of Allah upon the liars [among us]."(Holy Quran 3:61)
Indeed, this is the true narration. And there is no deity except Allah . And indeed, Allah is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.(Holy Quran 3:62)
Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) is not the alpha and the omega
Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) is not the first and neither the last. Because Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) has prophesized a messenger to come after him.
I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall declare it unto you. Bible 16:12-14
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me John 15:26
Who is this Spirit of Truth? Missionaries says that it is the Holy Spirit but the Holy Spirit is present when Jesus Christ was on Earth and it could not be the Holy Spirit.Because Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) said
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. Bible John 16:7
Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) clearly telling that he has to go away for the comforter to come into this Earth. So it couldn't be the Holy Spirit which missionaries claim. It has to be Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) because Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him) tells us that Spirit of Truth shall glorify me. Who glorified after Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him)? It was Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
May Allah accept this article from me and guide our brothers who are deviated from the straight path. Aameen.
Reference : Sheikh Ahmed Deedat and Dr Zakir Naik lecture