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)
Chapter of Maryam from Holy Quran
Holy Quran glorifies Jesus Christ and his mother Mary (Peace be upon them both), there is a whole chapter dedicated to Jesus Christ(Peace be upon him)'s mother Mary(Peace be upon her). Following are the beautiful verses from the Chapter of Maryam(19:16-36)
And mention, [O Muhammad], in the Book [the story of] Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place toward the east.And she took, in seclusion from them, a screen. Then We sent to her Our Angel, and he represented himself to her as a well-proportioned man.She said, "Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of Allah ."
He said, "I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy."She said, "How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?"He said, "Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, 'It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.' " So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place.
And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, "Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten."But he called her from below her, "Do not grieve; your Lord has provided beneath you a stream.
And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates.So eat and drink and be contented. And if you see from among humanity anyone, say, 'Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak today to [any] man.' "
Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, "O Mary, you have certainly done a thing unprecedented.O sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste."So she pointed to him. They said, "How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?"
[Jesus] said, "Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet.And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakah as long as I remain alive. And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.
And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive."That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute.It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, "Be," and it is.
[Jesus said], "And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path." Holy Quran (19:verses 16 to 36)
We request our Christian brothers and sisters to go through the Holy Quran and read it from authentic sources of Islam with unbiased mindset and realize that we Muslims are all loving Jesus Christ and his mother (Peace be upon them both) and don't get disillusioned by the Mainstream media who show contrary picture on the television and the internet.
May Allah accept this article from me and guide our Christian brothers and sisters to come closer to the straight path. Aameen.
Reference : Sheikh Ahmed Deedat and Dr Zakir Naik lecture