More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 3, a post by Sam Shamoun

More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 3

We come to the final part of our discussion.

Jesus Christ – The Absolutely Pure and Sinless One

Remarkably, even though the Quran acknowledges that all creatures are sinners who need mercy and forgiveness, including God’s prophets and messengers, it exempts Jesus from this list since it states that he was absolutely sinless from the moment of his miraculous conception!

Note what the following passage says:

He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy (ghulaman zakiyyan). S. 19:19

What follows is a series of translations and commentaries which help bring out the implication of the Arabic phrase zakiyyan.

Translations

“… I shall bestow upon thee the gift of a son endowed with purity.” Muhammad Asad

“… that I may bestow on thee a faultless son.” Pickthall

“… I am assigned to grace you with the divine prerogative of procreating a son who is stamped with the character of sublimity, holiness and piety.” Al-Muntakhab

“…‘I shall bestow upon you the gift of a son endowed with a spotless character…” Shabbir Ahmed

“… I am merely a messenger from your Lord to tell you about the gift of a holy son.” Farook Malik

The above translations were taken from the following online source: http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/19/19/default.htm

Commentaries

Al-Tabari [10th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=1&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=1

“… A child who is zakiyyan is one who is pure from sins…”

Al Baghawi [12th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=13&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=1

{… zakiyyan} a righteous son who is pure from sins.

Ar-Razi [13th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=4&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&Page=2&Size=1&LanguageId=1

“… One who is zakiyy provides the following intentions: First, that he is pure from sins. Second, that he will grow in purity (be a testimonial)1…Third, integrity and purity…”

This is the insertion of the translator in order to help clarify the meaning of the Arabic intended here.

Ibn Al-Jawzi [13th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=15&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=1

{… zakiyyan} pure from sins.

Al-Baydawi [14th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=6&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&UserProfile=0&LanguageId=1

{zakiyyan} pure from sins…

Al-Khazin [14th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=18&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&Page=2&Size=1&LanguageId=1

{… zakiyyan} Ibn Abbas said: a righteous son who is pure from sins.

Sayed Qutub [20th Century AD] http://www.altafsir.com/Tafasir.asp?tMadhNo=0&tTafsirNo=53&tSoraNo=19&tAyahNo=19&tDisplay=yes&Page=8&Size=1&LanguageId=1

“… a boy who is undefiled in his birth and reputation.”

Analysis of the Data

It is crystal clear from both the translations and commentaries that we looked at that the Quran depicts the Lord Jesus as being spiritually pure, and therefore free from all sin, throughout his entire earthly life beginning from his conception in his blessed mother’s womb. In fact, the Quran records the alleged prayer of Jesus’ maternal grandmother where she invokes Allah to protect Mary and her glorious Son from the accursed Satan:

But when she was delivered of it, she said, `My Lord, I am delivered of a female,’ – and ALLAH knew best of what she was delivered and the male she desired to have was not like the female she was delivered of – `and I have named her Mary, and I commit her and her offspring to Thy protection from Satan, the rejected. S. 3:36 Sher Ali

Muhammad not only taught that Allah supposedly honored her invocation, he even went as far as to explain the manner in which her request was answered:

  1. (V .3 :36) Maryam… literally means: maidservant of Allah.

  1. (V .3 :36)…

(2) CHAPTER. “…And I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.” (V .3 :36)

Narrated Sa’id bin Al-Musaiyab: Abu Hurairah said, “The Prophet said, ‘No child is born but that, Shaitan (Satan) touches it when it is born, whereupon it starts crying loudly because of being touched by Shaitan, except Mary and her son.’” Abu Hurairah then said, “Recite, if you wish: ‘…And I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and her offspring from Shaitan, the outcast.’” (V .3 :36) [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/4548 (O. P. 71)]. (Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’an In the English Language, by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, Riyadh, Lahore, Houston, New York, First edition: January 2000], Part 1: From Surah 1 to 5, pp. 230-231; bold and underline emphasis ours)

And:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: The Satan touches every son of Adam on the day when his mother gives birth to him with the exception of Mary and her son(Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5838: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=030&translator=2&start=0&number=5838)

Finally:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger as saying: The mother of every person gives him birth according to his true nature. It is subsequently his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Magian. Had his parents been Muslim he would have also remained a Muslim. Every person to whom his mother gives birth (has two aspects of his life); when his mother gives birth Satan strikes him but it was not the case with Mary and her son (Jesus Christ). (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6429: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6429)

Allah granted the request of Jesus’ grandmother by making him and his blessed mother the only human beings that Satan could not touch upon their births! And since Muhammad clearly affirmed that Jesus and his mother are the only exceptions, this means that Satan was permitted to touch and harm Muhammad at the time of his birth!

This next hadith further highlights Jesus’ uniqueness and exalted status, especially in relation to the prophets of God and Muhammad himself:

4435. It is related that Abu Hurayra said, “The Messenger of Allah was given some meat and was offered the leg, which he liked, and ate some of it. Then he said, ‘I will be the master of people on the Day of Rising. Do you know what that will entail? Allah will gather people, the first and the last on the same plain so that an observer will be able to see them and a speaker make them hear. The sun will be brought near to them and people will experience such sorrow and distress that they will not be able to bear or endure it. The people will say, ‘Do you not see what has come to you? Why do you not look for someone to intercede with your Lord on your behalf?’ People will say to one another, ‘You must have Adam!’ They will come to Adam, peace be upon him, and say, ‘You are the father of mankind. Allah created you with His hand and breathed some of His spirit into you and He ordered the angels to prostrate to you. He made you dwell in the Garden. Will you not intercede with your Lord on our behalf? Do you not see what we are suffering?’ Adam will say, ‘My Lord is angry today with such anger as has never existed before nor will again. He forbade me the Tree and I disobeyed. O my soul! My soul! My soul! Go to someone else. Go to Nuh.’

“They will go to Nuh and say, ‘O Nuh! You are the first of the Messengers to be sent to the people of the earth and Allah called you a thankful slave. Intercede with your Lord on our behalf Do you not see what has happened to us?’ He will say, ‘My Lord is angry today with such anger as has never existed before nor will again. I made a supplication on behalf of my people. O my soul! My soul! My soul! Go to someone else! Go to Ibrahim.’

“They will go to Ibrahim and say, ‘O Ibrahim! You are the Prophet of Allah and His close friend among the people of the earth. Intercede with your Lord on our behalf. Do you not see what we are suffering?’ He will say to them, ‘My Lord is angry today with such anger as has never existed before nor will again. I told three lies (And Abu Hayyan mentioned them in the hadith.). O my soul! My soul! My soul! Go to someone else. Go to Musa.’

“They will go to Musa and say, ‘O Musa, you are the Messenger of Allah. Allah preferred you with His message and His Word above all other people. Intercede with your Lord for us. Do you not see what we are suffering?’ He will say, ‘My Lord is angry today with such anger as has never existed before nor will again. I killed a soul which I was not commanded to kill. Go to someone else. Go to ‘Isa.’

“They will go to ‘Isa and say, ‘O ‘Isa! You are the Messenger of Allah and His Word which He cast to Maryam and a spirit from Him. You spoke to people while in the cradle. Intercede with your Lord on our behalf. Do you not see what we are suffering?’ ‘Isa will say, ‘My Lord is angry today with such anger as has never existed before nor will again,’ and he did not mention a sin. ‘O my soul! My soul! My soul! Go to someone else. Go to Muhammad.’

“They will come to me and say, ‘O Muhammad! You are the Messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets. Allah has forgiven you your past and future wrong actions. Intercede with your Lord on our behalf. Do you not see what we are suffering?’ I will go and arrive under the Throne and fall down in prostration to my Lord, the Mighty and Exalted…” (Aisha Bewley, The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari, Chapter 68. Book of Tafsir: http://bewley.virtualave.net/bukhari31.html; bold and underline emphasis ours)

Despite Muhammad’s attempt to elevate himself above God’s true prophets, what he says here only further highlight Jesus’ superiority since he is again portrayed as the only one from among God’s messengers that is absolutely sinless.

The Implications of the Data

Recall that in the first part of our discussion we quoted certain Muslim apologists who claimed that man was created weak and frail, which makes it impossible for them to be morally perfect or sinless. We then cited passages from the Quran to show that all creatures are sinful in the sight of Allah.

Here is another Quranic verse which makes this very point:

And were Allah to punish men for what they earn, He would not leave on the back of it any creature, but He respites them till an appointed term; so when their doom shall come, then surely Allah is Seeing with respect to His servants. S. 35:45

Note how the following version renders this text:

If Allah took mankind to task by that which they deserve, He would not leave a living creature on the surface of the earth; but He reprieveth them unto an appointed term, and when their term cometh – then verily (they will know that) Allah is ever Seer of His slaves. Pickthall

This now places Muslims in a dilemma since the logical implication of the Quran’s position regarding the imperfect condition of creation is that anyone who is morally perfect cannot be a creature. Therefore, for Jesus to be absolutely sinless he cannot be a creature, and if he isn’t a creature then he must be God!

A Muslim may interject at this point and argue that the Quran does not assert that all creatures are imperfect, but only those that live upon the earth, since angels always obey their lord and are therefore basically sinless.

There are two main problems with this claim. First, this objection would end up proving that Jesus is actually an angelic being that became human, which is why he was completely pure and sinless. As such, this still leaves us with a Jesus that is much more than a mere human being.

Secondly, and more importantly, the Quran nowhere suggests that angels are morally perfect but actually teaches the exact opposite. The Muslim scripture records instances where angels are depicted as being anything but sinless:

And when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place in the earth a khalif, they said: What! wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood, and we celebrate Thy praise and extol Thy holiness? He said: Surely I know what you do not know. And He taught Adam all the names, then presented them to the angels; then He said: Tell me the names of those if you are right. They said: Glory be to Thee! we have no knowledge but that which Thou hast taught us; surely Thou art the Knowing, the Wise. He said: O Adam! inform them of their names. Then when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not say to you that I surely know what is ghaib in the heavens and the earth and (that) I know what you manifest and what you hide? S. 2:30-33

The above passage presents the entire angelic host as calling into question Allah’s decision to create mankind who would wreak havoc upon the earth. This means that the angels sinned against Allah since they doubted his wisdom and judgment, thereby displaying a complete lack of trust and confidence in him.

Here is another example of angels committing sins against their creator:

And they followed what the Shaitans chanted of sorcery in the reign of Sulaiman, and Sulaiman was not an unbeliever, but the Shaitans disbelieved, they taught men sorcery and that was sent down to the two angels at Babel, Harut and Marut, yet these two taught no man until they had said, “Surely we are only a trial, therefore do not be a disbeliever.” Even then men learned from these two, magic by which they might cause a separation between a man and his wife; and they cannot hurt with it any one except with Allah’s permission, and they learned what harmed them and did not profit them, and certainly they know that he who bought it should have no share of good in the hereafter and evil was the price for which they sold their souls, had they but known this. S. 2:102

Here we have a tale of two angels named Harut and Marut that supposedly came down to the earth in order to teach mankind evil practices such as magic and divorce!

These two examples demonstrate that the Quran does not support the notion of angels being sinless. This establishes that there is no creature anywhere that is morally perfect according to the Islamic scripture.

As such, this brings us back to our initial argument, namely, that Jesus cannot be a creature but must be eternal according to the Quran’s own logic, seeing that it teaches that he is perfectly sinless and absolutely pure. And yet in order for Christ to be eternal he has to be God since God alone is eternal, uncreated!

Note how this works out logically:

  1. All creatures sin and are therefore imperfect.

  2. Jesus is sinless and therefore morally perfect.

  3. Therefore, Jesus cannot be a creature but must be eternal.

  4. However, Jesus can only be eternal if he is God since there is no other being besides God that is eternal.

There is simply no way around this argument, which means that Muslims are faced with a major contradiction within their own scripture since the Quran denies that Jesus is God or Allah (cf. Q. 5:17, 72; 43:57-59).

We will leave it to the Muslims to try to solve this dilemma that Muhammad’s contradictory teachings have put them in.

Unless noted otherwise, all quranic citations taken from the Shakir version of the Quran.

Acknowledgement

We want to thank Mutee’a Al-Fadi (http://answering-islam.org/authors/alfadi.htm) for taking the time to translate the Muslim commentaries from Arabic into English.

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Allah has no longsuffering toward the Unbelievers

Unlike the biblical God Allah has no longsuffering towards unbelievers. He wants to punish them in this life as well as the next. He does not willingly, like the biblical God, make the sun to shine on the just and the unjust. He cannot, unlike the biblical God, make unbelievers the objects of his wrath and his goodness at one and the same time. As the following verses demonstrate:

The Moon

  1. [54.43] Are the unbelievers of yours better than these, or is there an exemption for you in the scriptures?

She Who Pleaded

  1. [58.4] But whoever has not the means, let him fast for two months successively before they touch each other; then as for him who is not able, let him feed sixty needy ones; that is in order that you may have faith in Allah and His Apostle, and these are Allah’s limits, and the unbelievers shall have a painful punishment.
  2. [58.5] Surely those who act in opposition to Allah and His Apostle shall be laid down prostrate as those before them were laid down prostrate; and indeed We have revealed clear communications, and the unbelievers shall have an abasing chastisement.

The Examined One

  1. [60.10] O you who believe! when believing women come to you flying, then examine them; Allah knows best their faith; then if you find them to be believing women, do not send them back to the unbelievers, neither are these (women) lawful for them, nor are those (men) lawful for them, and give them what they have spent; and no blame attaches to you in marrying them when you give them their dowries; and hold not to the ties of marriage of unbelieving women, and ask for what you have spent, and kt them ask for what they have spent. That is Allah’s judgment; He judges between you, and Allah is Knowing, Wise.
  2. [60.11] And if anything (out of the dowries) of your wives has passed away from you to the unbelievers, then your turn comes, give to those whose wives have gone away the like of what they have spent, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah in Whom you believe.
  3. [60.13] O you who believe! do not make friends with a people with whom Allah is wroth; indeed they despair of the hereafter as the unbelievers despair of those in tombs.

The Ranks

  1. [61.8] They desire to put out the light of Allah with their mouths but Allah will perfect His light, though the unbelievers may be averse.

The Prohibition

  1. [66.9] O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites, and be hard against them; and their abode is hell; and evil is the resort.

The Kingdom

  1. [67.20] Or who is it that will be a host for you to assist you besides the Beneficent God? The unbelievers are only in deception.
  2. [67.28] Say: Have you considered if Allah should destroy me and those with me– rather He will have mercy on us; yet who will protect the unbelievers from a painful punishment?

The Inevitable

  1. [69.50] And most surely it is a great grief to the unbelievers.

The Ways of Ascent

  1. [70.2] The unbelievers– there is none to avert it–

Nuh

  1. [71.26] And Nuh said: My Lord! leave not upon the land any dweller from among the unbelievers:

The Covered One

  1. [74.10] For the unbelievers, anything but easy.
  2. [74.31] And We have not made the wardens of the fire others than angels, and We have not made their number but as a trial for those who disbelieve, that those who have been given the book may be certain and those who believe may increase in faith, and those who have been given the book and the believers may not doubt, and that those in whose hearts is a disease and the unbelievers may say: What does Allah mean by this parable? Thus does Allah make err whom He pleases, and He guides whom He pleases, and none knows the hosts of your Lord but He Himself; and this is naught but a reminder to the mortals.

Time

  1. [76.4] Surely We have prepared for the unbelievers chains and shackles and a burning fire.

He Frowned

  1. [80.42] These are they who are unbelievers, the wicked.

The Deceivers in Measuring

  1. [83.34] So today those who believe shall laugh at the unbelievers;

The Nightly Visitant

  1. [86.17] So grant the unbelievers a respite: let them alone for a while.

The Disbelievers

  1. [109.1] Say: O unbelievers!

 

Of course this all makes for the perfect justification for the use of mob violence, state violence, terror and war with the ultimate aim of the global conquest of Islam.

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More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 2, a post by Sam Shamoun

More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 2

 

We continue from where we left off.

 

The sins of the Prophets

 

The Quran not only recognizes that humans in general are imperfect sinners who need to receive mercy and forgiveness, it even acknowledges that prophets themselves have sinned who have fallen short of attaining moral perfection.

 

The following is a list of some of the prophets whom the Quran testifies fell short and sinned against Allah.

 

Adam

“O Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as ye wish: but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression.” Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever.” And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: “Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?” They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” (God) said: “Get ye down. With enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood, – for a time.” He said: “Therein shall ye live, and therein shall ye die; but from it shall ye be taken out (at last).” S. 7:19-25 Y. Ali

 

And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot, and We found no constancy in him… But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away? Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame became apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray. Then his Lord chose him, and relented toward him, and guided him. He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the other. But when there come unto you from Me a guidance, then whoso followeth My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief. S. 20:115, 120-123 Pickthall

 

Noah
And Noah cried unto his Lord and said: My Lord! Lo! my son is of my household! Surely Thy promise is the truth and Thou are the Most Just of Judges. He said: O Noah! Lo! he is not of thy household; lo! he is of evil conduct, so ask not of Me that whereof thou hast no knowledge. I admonish thee lest thou be among the ignorant. He said: My Lord! Lo! in Thee do I seek refuge (from the sin) that I should ask of Thee that whereof I have no knowledge. Unless Thou forgive me and have mercy on me I shall be among the lost. S. 11:45-47 Pickthall

My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrong-doers in aught save ruin. S. 71:28 Pickthall

 

Abraham

“Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) the believers on the Day when the reckoning will be established.” S. 14:41 Hilali-Khan

And Who causeth me to die, then giveth me life (again), And Who, I ardently hope, will forgive me my sin on the Day of Judgment. S. 26:81-82 Pickthall

 

Moses and Aaron

Musa (Moses) said: “O my Lord! Forgive me and my brother, and make us enter into Your Mercy, for you are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.” S. 7:151 Hilali-Khan

He said: “My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, so forgive me.” Then He forgave him. Verily, He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. S. 28:16 Hilali-Khan

 

David

 

Said he, ‘Assuredly he has wronged thee in asking for thy ewe in addition to his sheep; and indeed many intermixers do injury one against the other, save those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness — and how few they are!’ And David thought that We had only tried him; therefore he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down, bowing, and he repented. S. 38:24 Arberry

 

Solomon

Certainly We tried Solomon, and We cast upon his throne a mere body; then he repented. He said, ‘My Lord, forgive me, and give me a kingdom such as may not befall anyone after me; surely Thou art the All-giver.’ S. 38:34-35 Arberry

 

Jonah
And Dhul Nun — when he went forth enraged and thought that We would have no power over him; then he called out in the darkness, ‘There is no god but Thou. Glory be to Thee! I have done evil.’ So We answered him, and delivered him out of grief; even so do, We deliver the believers. S. 21:87-88 Arberry

And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy; And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah) He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised; S. 37:142-144 Pickthall

 

Muhammad the doubtful sinner

 

Muslims in general, and Muhammad’s companions in particular, were/are not the only ones who had/have no assurance of being saved because of their sinfulness. Even their own prophet didn’t know whether Allah would be pleased with him at the end, or condemn him to an accursed and shameful death and judgment.

 

For example, Muhammad was not only reprimanded and ordered to seek forgiveness for his sins, and the sins of his followers,

 

And ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And do not plead on behalf of those who act unfaithfully to their souls; surely Allah does not love him who is treacherous, sinful; S. 4:106-107

 

Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave until those who spoke the truth had become manifest to you and you had known the liars? S. 9:43

 

Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours. S. 40:55 Pickthall

 

So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest. S. 47:19 Pickthall

 

Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path, S. 48:1-2

 

Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy). S. 110:3

 

He was also reprimanded severely for frowning upon a blind man in order to appease and give his undivided attention to a wealth pagan disbeliever:

 

He frowned and turned (his) back, Because there came to him the blind man. And what would make you know that he would purify himself, Or become reminded so that the reminder should profit him? As for him who considers himself free from need (of you), To him do you address yourself. And no blame is on you if he would not purify himself And as to him who comes to you striving hard, And he fears, From him will you divert yourself. Nay! surely it is an admonishment. So let him who pleases mind it. S. 80:1-12

 

The Muslim scripture further speaks of Allah finding Muhammad lost in darkness and misguidance, and of having to remove Muhammad’s burden of sin:

 

Did He not find you astray, and guide you? S. 93:7 Ali Quli Qara’I http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st8.htm

 

Contrast this with the following versions:

 

And He found you misguided so He guided (you)? Muhammad Ahmed – Samira http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st19.htm

 

And for the longest time (years) you were lost in darkness and live like a pagan and He revealed you the truth about the meaning of the life, why you are here, etc. Bijan Moeinian http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st11.htm

 

And:

 

And We raised from you your sin/load/burden. Which weighed heavily (on)/burdened your back. S. 94:2-3 Muhammad Ahmed – Samira http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/94/st19.htm

 

Notice the explanation given by Muslim scholar and Quranic translator Muhammad Asad concerning this text:

 

2 I.e., “the burden of thy past sins, which are now forgiven” (Tabari, on the authority of Mujahid, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and Ibn Zayd). In the case of Muhammad, this relates apparently to mistakes committed before his call to prophethood (ibid.), and is obviously an echo of 93:7 – “Has He not found thee lost on thy way, and guided thee?” (Asad, The Message of the Qur’an: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/private/cmje/religious_text/The_Message_of_The_Quran__by_Muhammad_Asad.pdf; bold emphasis ours)

 

As if that wasn’t enough, Muhammad’s lord would constantly threaten to violently kill him, and subsequently torment him in hell, if he ever reverted back to his idolatrous ways, or if he failed to carry out his orders:

 

And surely they had purposed to turn you away from that which We have revealed to you, that you should forge against Us other than that, and then they would certainly have taken you for a friend. And had it not been that We had already established you, you would certainly have been near to incline to them a little; In that case We would certainly have made you to taste a double (punishment) in this life and a double (punishment) after death, then you would not have found any helper against Us. S. 17:73-75

 

O Prophet! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and do not comply with (the wishes of) the unbelievers and the hypocrites; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise; S. 33:1

 

And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers. S. 39:65

 

And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings, We would certainly have seized him by the right hand, Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta. And not one of you could have withheld Us from him. S. 69:44-47

 

Say: Surely no one can protect me against Allah, nor can I find besides Him any place of refuge: (It is) only a delivering (of communications) from Allah and His messages; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Apostle surely he shall have the fire of hell to abide therein for a long time. Until when they see what they are threatened with, then shall they know who is weaker in helpers and fewer in number. Say: I do not know whether that with which you are threatened be nigh or whether my Lord will appoint for it a term: S. 72:20-25

 

It therefore comes as no surprise that Muhammad remained uncertain regarding his final outcome:

 

Nay! they say: He has forged it. Say: If I have forged it, you do not control anything for me from Allah; He knows best what you utter concerning it; He is enough as a witness between me and you, and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. Say: I am not the first of the apostles, and I do not know what will be done with me or with you: I do not follow anything but that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing but a plain warner. S. 46:8-9

 

The following supposed authentic narrations demonstrate that the above passage is speaking of Muhammad’s uncertainty concerning his eternal destiny:

 

Narrated ‘Um al-‘Ala: An Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet that the Ansar drew lots concerning the dwelling of the Emigrants. ‘Uthman bin Maz’un was decided to dwell with them (i.e. Um al-‘Ala’s family), ‘Uthman fell ill and I nursed him till he died, and we covered him with his clothes. Then the Prophet came to us and I (addressing the dead body) said, “O Abu As-Sa’ib, may Allah’s Mercy be on you! I bear witness that Allah has honored you.” On that the Prophet said, “How do you know that Allah has honored him?” I replied, “I do not know. May my father and my mother be sacrificed for you, O Allah’s Apostle! But who else is worthy of it (if not ‘Uthman)?” He said, “As to him, by Allah, death has overtaken him, and I hope the best for him. By Allah, though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me,” By Allah, I will never assert the piety of anyone after him. That made me sad, and when I slept I saw in a dream a flowing stream for ‘Uthman bin Maz’un. I went to Allah’s Apostle and told him of it. He remarked, “That symbolizes his (good) deeds.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 266: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=58&translator=1&start=0&number=266)

 

And:

 

Narrated Abu Huraira: When Allah revealed the Verse: “Warn your nearest kinsmen,” Allah’s Apostle got up and said, “O people of Quraish (or said similar words)! Buy (i.e. save) yourselves (from the Hellfire) as I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment; O Bani Abd Manaf! I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment, O Safiya, the Aunt of Allah’s Apostle! I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment; O Fatima bint Muhammad! Ask me anything from my wealth, but I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 51, Number 16: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=51&translator=1&start=0&number=16)

 

Hence, Muhammad was the farthest thing from being the perfect man since he himself recognized his utter depravity, which is why he is reported to have stated that he would seek forgiveness for his sins up one hundred times a day! He is even depicted as constantly beseeching his deity to remove and wash away his sins from him:

 

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle used to keep silent between the Takbir and the recitation of Qur’an and that interval of silence used to be a short one. I said to the Prophet, “May my parents be sacrificed for you! What do you say in the pause between Takbir and recitation?” The Prophet said, “I say, ‘Allahumma, ba’id baini wa baina khatayaya kama ba’adta baina-l-mashriqi wa-l-maghrib. Allahumma, naqqim min khatayaya kama yunaqqa-ththawbu-l-abyadu mina-ddanas. Allahumma, ighsil khatayaya bil-ma’i wa-th-thalji wal-barad (O Allah! Set me apart from my sins (faults) as the East and West are set apart from each other and clean me from sins as a white garment is cleaned of dirt (after thorough washing). O Allah! Wash off my sins with water, snow and hail.)” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 711: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=12&translator=1&start=0&number=711)

 

Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet used to say FREQUENTLY in his bowing and prostrations, “Subhanaka-Allahumma Rabbana Wabihamdika, Allahumma Ighfir-li (I honor Allah from all what (unsuitable things) is ascribed to Him, O Allah! Our Lord! All praises are for You. O Allah! Forgive me).” In this way he was acting on what was explained to him in the Holy Qur’an. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 781: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=12&translator=1&start=0&number=781)

 

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying: “By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.”  (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 319: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=75&translator=1&start=0&number=319)

 

Al-Agharr al-Muzani who was from amongst the Companions of Allah’s Apostle reported that Ibn ‘Umar stated to him that Allah’s Messenger said: O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day. (Sahih Muslim, Book 035, Number 6523: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=035&translator=2&start=0&number=6523)

 

Muslims should therefore really be troubled by the foregoing since their very own prophet himself, the man who founded their religion, wasn’t absolutely sure where he would spend eternity. How, then, can any of them ever know if they will be spared from Allah’s wrath after they die?

 

This brings us to the final section of our analysis.

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More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 1, a post by Sam Shamoun

More Proof from the Quran that Jesus is God Incarnate! Pt. 1

According to Muslim apologist Shabir Ally, Allah doesn’t demand moral perfection since he created man to be frail and weak, making it therefore impossible for humans to be absolutely perfect:

And that means that human beings in the Quran are not expected to be absolutely perfect. IN FACT, WE CANNOT BE. Human beings as we are, we are frail, we are weak, and God created us with our weaknesses, he knows them. And he is ready to overlook our shortcomings; he’s just looking for sincere servants who are trying their best to serve him.” (Dr. James R. White vs. Dr. Shabir Ally, Sin and Salvation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee9c45dSHiY)

Another Islamic debater named Shadid Lewis basically agrees with Ally since this is what he said in one of his debates:

No one can do enough good deeds to pay the price. No one can do enough on their own to get themselves in. But God knows that. He created you like that, he didn’t make you perfect. He didn’t make you a being who, from your birth to your death, will live without committing wrong, without making mistakes. He didn’t create you like that, so he knows that you can’t achieve that. So this is why he gave us the way back to redemption.” (Daniel Scot vs. Shadid Lewis, Salvation in Islam: http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2014/06/salvation-in-islam-and-christianity.html)

These gentlemen are simply echoing the teachings of the Quran which plainly states that there is no creature that does not sin:

And if Allah had destroyed men for their iniquity, He would not leave on the earth a single creature, but He respites them till an appointed time; so when their doom will come they shall not be able to delay (it) an hour nor can they bring (it) on (before its time). S. 16:61

This explains why the Quran says that even those who are closest in position to Allah hope for his mercy and fear his judgment:

Say: Call on those whom you assert besides Him, so they shall not control the removal of distress from you nor (its) transference. Those whom they call upon, themselves seek the means of access to their Lord — whoever of them is nearest — and they hope for His mercy and fear His chastisement; surely the chastisement of your Lord is a thing to be cautious of. S. 17:56-57 Shakir

The Quran further says that believers stand in dread of Allah’s chastisement since they know better than to feel secure from their lord’s scheming or trickery:

VERILY, man is born with a restless disposition. [As a rule,] whenever misfortune touches him, he is filled with self-pity; and whenever good fortune comes to him, he selfishly withholds it [from others]. Not so, however, those who consciously turn towards God in prayer. [and] who incessantly persevere in their prayer and in whose possessions there is a due share, acknowledged [by them], for such as ask [for help] and such as are deprived [of what is good in life]; and who accept as true the [coming of the] Day of Judgment; and who stand in dread of their Sustainer’s chastisement for, behold, of their Sustainer’s chastisement none may ever feel [wholly] secure; and who are mindful of their chastity,” S. 70:19-29 Muhammad Asad

Are they then secure from Allah’s scheme? NONE deemeth himself secure from Allah’s scheme save folk that perish. S. 7:99 Pickthall

They are even fearful of returning to their lord since they have no assurance that he has been pleased with their deeds:

Surely they who from fear of their Lord are cautious, And those who believe in the communications of their Lord, And those who do not associate (aught) with their Lord, And those who give what they give (in alms) while their hearts are full of fear that to their Lord they must return, These hasten to good things and they are foremost in (attaining) them. S. 23:57-61

Note how Muhammad is reported to have explained this particular text:

  1. (V .23 :60)…

(36) CHAPTER. (What is said regarding) the fear of a believer that his good deeds may be annulled (lost) without his knowledge.

And Ibrahim At-Taimi said, “When I compare my talks with my deeds (then I find that my deeds are deficient compared with my talks), I am afraid, my deeds deny what I talk.” And Ibn Abi Mulaika said, “I met thirty Companions of the Prophet and each of them was afraid of becoming a hypocrite and none of them said that he was as strong in belief as the Angel Jibril (Gabriel) or Mikael (Michael).” And Al-Hasan (Al-Basri) said, “It is only a faithful believer who dreads hypocrisy and only a hypocrite who considers himself safe (is not afraid of hypocrisy).”

And one should be afraid, not to persist in hypocrisy and disobedience of Allah (by committing sins) without repenting to Allah immediately, as is referred to in the Statement of Allah: “And (they) do not persist in what (wrong) they have done, while they know.” (V .3 :135)…

Narrated ‘Aishah (the wife of the Prophet), I asked Allah’s Messenger about this (following verse): “And those who give that (their charity) which they give (and also do other good deeds) with their hearts full of fear…” (V .23 :60).

She added: “Are these who drink alcoholic drinks and steal?” Allah’s Messenger replied: “No! O the daughter of As-Siddiq, but they are those who fast, pray, and practise charity, and they are afraid that (their good) deeds may not be accepted (by Allah) from them. ‘It is these who hasten in goods.’” (Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, 3225)(Tafsir al-Qurtubi)…

Narrated Sahl (bin Sa’d): There was a man who fought most bravely of all the Muslims on behalf of the Muslims in a battle (Ghazwa) in the company of the Prophet. The Prophet looked at him and said. “If anyone would like to see a man from the people of the Fire, let him look at this (man).” On that, a man from the people (Muslims) followed him, and he was in that state i.e., fighting fiercely against Al-Mushrikun [polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad] till he was wounded, and then he hastened to end his life by placing his sword between his breasts (and pressed it with great force) till it came out between his shoulders. Then the man (who was watching that person) went quickly to the Prophet and said, “I testify that you are Allah’s Messenger!” The Prophet asked him, “Why do you say that?” He said, “You said about so-and-so, ‘If anyone would like to see a man from the people of the Fire, he should look at him,’ that fought most bravely of all of us on behalf of the Muslims and I knew that he would not die as a Muslim (martyr). So when he got wounded, he hastened to die and committed suicide.” Thereupon the Prophet said, “A man may do the deeds of the people of the Fire, while in fact he is one of the people of Paradise, and he may do the deeds of the people of Paradise while in fact he belongs to the people of Fire, and verily, (the rewards of) the deeds are decided by the last actions (deeds)”. [Sahih al-Bukhari, 8/6607 (O.P.604)].

(1) (V .23 :61):

(2) CHAPTER. (What is said regarding) the pen has become dry (i.e., after the writing has been completed), with Allah’s Knowledge.

And Allah’s Statement…

“… And Allah knowing (him as such) left him astray…” (V .45 :23)

And Abu Hurairah said: The Prophet said to me, “The pen has dried after writing what you will surely encounter.”

And Ibn ‘Abbas said: “…They are foremost in them (in good deeds, e.g., prayers, Zakat, fasts, Hajj, etc.)…” (V. 23 :61) means that happiness has already been foreordained for them.

Narrated Imran bin Husain: A man said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Can the people of Paradise be known (differentiated) from the people of the (Hell) Fire?” The Prophet replied, “Yes.” The man said, “Why do people (try to) do (good) deeds?” The Prophet said, “Everyone will do the deeds for which he has been created to do or he will do those deeds which will be made easy for him to do (i.e., everybody will find easy to do such deeds as will lead him to his destined place for which he has been created).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6596 (O.P.595)]. (Interpretation of the Meanings of the Noble Qur’an In the English Language, by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali and Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan [Darussalam Publishers & Distributors, Riyadh, Lahore, Houston, New York, First edition: January 2000], Part 5: From Surah 21 to 28, pp. 195-199; bold and underline emphasis ours)  

Since Muslims have been purposely created frail and weak in order that they might end up committing sins against Allah,

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: I did not see anything so resembling minor sins as what Abu Huraira said from the Prophet, who said, “Allah has written for the son of Adam his INEVITABLE share of adultery whether he is aware of it or not: The adultery of the eye is the looking (at something which is sinful to look at), and the adultery of the tongue is to utter (what it is unlawful to utter), and the innerself wishes and longs for (adultery) and the private parts turn that into reality or refrain from submitting to the temptation.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 77, Number 609: http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=77&translator=1&start=0&number=609)

Verily Allah has fixed the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, and which he OF NECESSITY MUST COMMIT (or there would be no escape from it). (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6421: http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=033&translator=2&start=0&number=6421; see also Number 6422)

Chapter 2: THE OBLITERATION OF SINS WITH THE HELP OF SEEKING FORGIVENESS PROM ALLAH

Abu Sirma reported that when the time of the death of Abu Ayyub Ansari drew near, he said: I used to conceal from you a thing which I heard from Allah’s Messenger and I heard Allah’s Messenger as saying: Had you not committed sins, Allah would have brought into existence a creation that would have committed sin (and Allah) would have forgiven them. (Sahih Muslim, Book 037, Number 6620: http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=037&translator=2&start=0&number=6620)

And since they do not know whether Allah has predestined them for paradise or hell, no Muslim can ever be assured of whether his faith and deeds will be pleasing enough to Allah in order to save him from hell.

With the foregoing in view, we now proceed to the next part of our discussion.

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Evidence that Mohammed was a Sinful Transgressor, a post by Sam Shamoun

Evidence that Muhammad was a Sinful Transgressor

In this article we are going to compile statements from the Quran and Ahadith to show that Muhammad was a sinner who was doubtful about his ultimate fate. The purpose for doing so is to make it easier for Christians who witness to Muslims to be able to locate all of the passages that speak to Muhammad being an imperfect, fallible transgressor.

As troublesome as this may be to Muslims, the fact is that their own authentic sources confirm Muhammad was a sinner who didn’t know whether Allah would be pleased with him at the end, or condemn him to an accursed and shameful death and judgment.

For example, Muhammad was not only reprimanded and ordered to seek forgiveness for his transgressions, and those of his followers,

And ask forgiveness of Allah; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And do not plead on behalf of those who act unfaithfully to their souls; surely Allah does not love him who is treacherous, sinful; S. 4:106-107

Allah pardon you! Why did you give them leave until those who spoke the truth had become manifest to you and you had known the liars? S. 9:43

Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours. S. 40:55 Pickthall

So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest. S. 47:19 Pickthall

Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path, S. 48:1-2

Then celebrate the praise of your Lord, and ask His forgiveness; surely He is oft-returning (to mercy). S. 110:3

He was also reprimanded severely for frowning upon a blind man in order to appease and give his undivided attention to a wealthy pagan disbeliever:

He frowned and turned (his) back, Because there came to him the blind man. And what would make you know that he would purify himself, Or become reminded so that the reminder should profit him? As for him who considers himself free from need (of you), To him do you address yourself. And no blame is on you if he would not purify himself And as to him who comes to you striving hard, And he fears, From him will you divert yourself. Nay! surely it is an admonishment. So let him who pleases mind it. S. 80:1-12

The Muslim scripture further speaks of Allah finding Muhammad lost in darkness and misguidance, and of having to remove Muhammad’s burden of sin:

Did He not find you astray, and guide you? S. 93:7 Ali Quli Qara’I http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st8.htm

Contrast this with the following versions:

And He found you misguided so He guided (you)? Muhammad Ahmed – Samira http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st19.htm

And for the longest time (years) you were lost in darkness and live like a pagan and He revealed you the truth about the meaning of the life, why you are here, etc. Bijan Moeinian http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/93/st11.htm

And:

And We raised from you your sin/load/burden. Which weighed heavily (on)/burdened your back. S. 94:2-3 Muhammad Ahmed – Samira http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/94/st19.htm

Notice the explanation given by Muslim scholar and Quranic translator Muhammad Asad concerning this text:

2 I.e., “the burden of thy past sins, which are now forgiven” (Tabari, on the authority of Mujahid, Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and Ibn Zayd). In the case of Muhammad, this relates apparently to mistakes committed before his call to prophethood (ibid.), and is obviously an echo of 93:7 – “Has He not found thee lost on thy way, and guided thee?” (Asad, The Message of the Qur’an: http://www.usc.edu/schools/college/crcc/private/cmje/religious_text/The_Message_of_The_Quran__by_Muhammad_Asad.pdf; bold emphasis ours)

As if that wasn’t enough, Muhammad’s lord would constantly threaten to violently kill him, and subsequently torment him in hell, if he ever reverted back to his idolatrous ways, or if he failed to carry out his orders:

And surely they had purposed to turn you away from that which We have revealed to you, that you should forge against Us other than that, and then they would certainly have taken you for a friend. And had it not been that We had already established you, you would certainly have been near to incline to them a little; In that case We would certainly have made you to taste a double (punishment) in this life and a double (punishment) after death, then you would not have found any helper against Us. S. 17:73-75

O Prophet! be careful of (your duty to) Allah and do not comply with (the wishes of) the unbelievers and the hypocrites; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise; S. 33:1

And certainly, it has been revealed to you and to those before you: Surely if you associate (with Allah), your work would certainly come to naught and you would certainly be of the losers. S. 39:65

And if he had fabricated against Us some of the sayings, We would certainly have seized him by the right hand, Then We would certainly have cut off his aorta. And not one of you could have withheld Us from him. S. 69:44-47

Say: Surely no one can protect me against Allah, nor can I find besides Him any place of refuge: (It is) only a delivering (of communications) from Allah and His messages; and whoever disobeys Allah and His Apostle surely he shall have the fire of hell to abide therein for a long time. Until when they see what they are threatened with, then shall they know who is weaker in helpers and fewer in number. Say: I do not know whether that with which you are threatened be nigh or whether my Lord will appoint for it a term: S. 72:20-25

It therefore comes as no surprise that Muhammad remained uncertain regarding his final outcome:

Nay! they say: He has forged it. Say: If I have forged it, you do not control anything for me from Allah; He knows best what you utter concerning it; He is enough as a witness between me and you, and He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. Say: I am not the first of the apostles, and I do not know what will be done with me or with you: I do not follow anything but that which is revealed to me, and I am nothing but a plain warner. S. 46:8-9

The following supposed authentic narrations demonstrate that the above passage is speaking of Muhammad’s uncertainty concerning his eternal destiny:

Narrated ‘Um al-‘Ala: An Ansari woman who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet that the Ansar drew lots concerning the dwelling of the Emigrants. ‘Uthman bin Maz’un was decided to dwell with them (i.e. Um al-‘Ala’s family), ‘Uthman fell ill and I nursed him till he died, and we covered him with his clothes. Then the Prophet came to us and I (addressing the dead body) said, “O Abu As-Sa’ib, may Allah’s Mercy be on you! I bear witness that Allah has honored you.” On that the Prophet said, “How do you know that Allah has honored him?” I replied, “I do not know. May my father and my mother be sacrificed for you, O Allah’s Apostle! But who else is worthy of it (if not ‘Uthman)?” He said, “As to him, by Allah, death has overtaken him, and I hope the best for him. By Allah, though I am the Apostle of Allah, yet I do not know what Allah will do to me,” By Allah, I will never assert the piety of anyone after him. That made me sad, and when I slept I saw in a dream a flowing stream for ‘Uthman bin Maz’un. I went to Allah’s Apostle and told him of it. He remarked, “That symbolizes his (good) deeds.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 266: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=58&translator=1&start=0&number=266)

And:

Narrated Abu Huraira: When Allah revealed the Verse: “Warn your nearest kinsmen,” Allah’s Apostle got up and said, “O people of Quraish (or said similar words)! Buy (i.e. save) yourselves (from the Hellfire) as I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment; O Bani Abd Manaf! I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment, O Safiya, the Aunt of Allah’s Apostle! I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment; O Fatima bint Muhammad! Ask me anything from my wealth, but I cannot save you from Allah’s Punishment.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 51, Number 16: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=51&translator=1&start=0&number=16

Hence, Muhammad was the farthest thing from being the perfect man since he himself recognized his utter depravity, which is why he is reported to have stated that he would seek forgiveness for his sins up one hundred times a day! He is even depicted as constantly beseeching his deity to remove and wash away his sins from him:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle used to keep silent between the Takbir and the recitation of Qur’an and that interval of silence used to be a short one. I said to the Prophet, “May my parents be sacrificed for you! What do you say in the pause between Takbir and recitation?” The Prophet said, “I say, ‘Allahumma, ba’id baini wa baina khatayaya kama ba’adta baina-l-mashriqi wa-l-maghrib. Allahumma, naqqim min khatayaya kama yunaqqa-ththawbu-l-abyadu mina-ddanas. Allahumma, ighsil khatayaya bil-ma’i wa-th-thalji wal-barad (O Allah! Set me apart from my sins (faults) as the East and West are set apart from each other and clean me from sins as a white garment is cleaned of dirt (after thorough washing). O Allah! Wash off my sins with water, snow and hail.)” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 711: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=12&translator=1&start=0&number=711)

Narrated ‘Aisha: The Prophet used to say FREQUENTLY in his bowing and prostrations, “Subhanaka-Allahumma Rabbana Wabihamdika, Allahumma Ighfir-li (I honor Allah from all what (unsuitable things) is ascribed to Him, O Allah! Our Lord! All praises are for You. O Allah! Forgive me).” In this way he was acting on what was explained to him in the Holy Qur’an. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 781: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=12&translator=1&start=0&number=781)

Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying: “By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day.”  (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 319: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=75&translator=1&start=0&number=319)

Al-Agharr al-Muzani who was from amongst the Companions of Allah’s Apostle reported that Ibn ‘Umar stated to him that Allah’s Messenger said: O people, seek repentance from Allah. Verily, I seek repentance from Him a hundred times a day(Sahih Muslim, Book 035, Number 6523: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=035&translator=2&start=0&number=6523)

There are plenty more hadiths that depict Muhammad as a sinner in need of Allah’s mercy and forgiveness:

Narrated by ‘Aisha: I heard the Prophet and listened to him before his death while he was leaning his back on me and saying, “O Allah! Forgive me, and bestow Your Mercy on me, and let me meet the companions.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 724: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=59&translator=1&start=0&number=724)

“… So they will go to him and he will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking.’ And he will mention (his) killing a person who was not a killer, and so he will feel ashamed thereof before his Lord, and he will say, ‘Go to Jesus, Allah’s Slave, His Apostle and Allah’s Word and a Spirit coming from Him. Jesus will say, ‘I am not fit for this undertaking, go to Muhammad the Slave of Allah whose past and future sins were forgiven by Allah.’…” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 3: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=60&translator=1&start=0&number=3)

A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet asking how the Prophet worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, ‘Where are we from the Prophet as his past and future sins have been forgiven.’…” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 1: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=62&translator=1&start=0&number=1)

Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet used to invoke Allah with the following invocation: ‘Rabbi-ghfir-li Khati ‘ati wa jahli wa israfi fi amri kullihi, wa ma anta a’lamu bihi minni. Allahumma ighfirli khatayaya wa ‘amdi, wa jahli wa jiddi, wa kullu dhalika’indi. Allahumma ighrifli ma qaddamtu wa ma akhartu wa ma asrartu wa ma a’lantu. Anta-l-muqaddimu wa anta-l-mu’akh-khiru, wa anta ‘ala kulli shai’in qadir (O my Lord! Forgive my sins and my ignorance. Forgive my sins of the past and of the future which I did openly or secretly…).’” (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 407: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=75&translator=1&start=0&number=407)

And here is a tradition where Muhammad’s companions from Medina assumed that Muhammad was unjustly distributing the spoils of war by favoring the Quraish over them, even though they had supported and took him in at the time when the Quraish were persecuting him:

Narrated by Anas bin Malik: When Allah favored His Apostle with the properties of Hawazin tribe as Fai (booty), he started giving to some Quraish men even up to one-hundred camels each, whereupon some Ansari men said about Allah’s Apostle, “May Allah forgive His Apostle! He is giving to (men of) Quraish and leaves us, in spite of the fact that our swords are still dropping blood (of the infidels).” When Allah’s Apostle was informed of what they had said, he called the Ansar and gathered them in a leather tent and did not call anybody else along, with them. When they gathered, Allah’s Apostle came to them and said, “What is the statement which, I have been informed, and that which you have said?” The learned ones among them replied,” O Allah’s Apostle! The wise ones amongst us did not say anything, but the youngsters amongst us said, ‘May Allah forgive His Apostle; he gives the Quraish and leaves the Ansar, in spite of the fact that our swords are still dribbling (wet) with the blood of the infidels.’” Allah’s Apostle replied, “I give to such people as are still close to the period of Infidelity (i.e. they have recently embraced Islam and Faith is still weak in their hearts). Won’t you be pleased to see people go with fortune, while you return with Allah’s Apostle to your houses? By Allah, what you will return with, is better than what they are returning with.” The Ansar replied, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle, we are satisfied.” Then the Prophet said to them, “You will find after me, others being preferred to you. Then be patient till you meet Allah and meet His Apostle at Al-Kauthar (i.e. a fount in Paradise).” (Anas added:) But we did not remain patient. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 53, Number 375: http://searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=53&translator=1&start=0&number=375)

Suffice it to say, this narration shows that Muhammad’s companions did not think their leader was impeccable, but correctly assumed that he was a man who was able to commit sins like anyone else.

Hence, the Islamic sources are quite emphatic that Muhammad was an imperfect fallible human being who committed sins that needed to be forgiven, and who was constantly being rebuked and threatened by his deity that he would be killed and thrown into hell if he failed to achieve his objective. This should really trouble Muslims who have been taught that Muhammad is the best of all creation and the perfect man.

Related Articles

Muhammad the Sinner http://answering-islam.org/Silas/mo-sinner.htm

Were Jesus and Muhammad sinless? http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/sinless.htm

Sinlessness of the Prophets: The Isma Doctrine http://answering-islam.org/Gilchrist/Vol1/7b.html

The Power of Intercession http://answering-islam.org/Campbell/s6c5.html

Muhammad the Compromiser and Doubter http://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/compromise_doubt.htm

Sura 10:94 and Muhammad’s doubts http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/zawadi_s10_94.htm

Was Muhammad certain of his Salvation? http://answering-islam.org/authors/shamoun/muhammad_salvation.html

Praying for the Salvation of Muhammad http://answering-islam.org/authors/shamoun/praying_for_mo.html

A Sinner Still http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Abualrub/sinful_mo.htm

Muhammad: Man of Faith or One Filled With Doubts? http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/zawadi_q10_94.htm

Muhammad the Doubter Still http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/zawadi_mhd_doubter.htm

The Apostle Paul Defended and Muhammad Exposed http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Menj/hypocrite.htm

Paul and Muhammad Compared http://www.answer-islam.org/PaulandMuhammad.html

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Denis Giron proves the trinity from biblical statements about creation

To show the Trinity from the Bible, I would submit, as I did in comments on a previous blog entry, that we should note four key points from the Bible:

(1) The Father is our Creator (1 Corinthians 8:6).

(2) The Son is our Creator (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:10).

(3) The Holy Spirit is our Creator (Job 33:4, Psalms 104:30).

(4) God acted ALONE in creation (Isaiah 44:24).

I would argue, as I have previously, that those four points above are best understood in light of Matthew 28:19, where one Name (or authority?) is shared by three Persons (specifically the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, precisely the three Persons listed above). It also provides the scope for understanding Genesis 1:16-27, where God says “let US make” but then proceeds to act singularly in creation, as if alone.

In short, according to the Bible, we have three Persons who serve as our Creator, yet we have only one Creator. I would submit that the best reconciliation of these disparate points is a multipersonal conception of God, such as the one proposed by the doctrine of the Trinity: the one God comprises three Persons.

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Islam’s ancient hatred of the Jews, a post from Answering-Islam.org

Islam’s Ancient Hatred For The Jews

While Islam envisions the day when Christians and Jews will convert to Islam en masse, there is a distinction within Islam’s end time narrative between the final destiny of Christians and that of the Jews.  In Islam’s version of the last-days, we see that all Christians will either accept Islam or be killed.  Certainly, when we look at this final picture, it is impossible to say that Islam has any real affinity for Christians or Christianity.  But when analyzing Islamic teaching and traditions about the Jews, one gets a very cold feeling that the only destiny that Islam has marked out for the Jews is that of an absolute and total slaughter.  We see in the Islamic traditions a dark and very persistent hatred for the Jews nearly identical to the ideology expressed through Naziism.  This ideology of hatred is fully supported and nurtured throughout the Quran and the Islamic traditions.  For instance, speaking of Jews, the Quran says:

 

Amongst them we (Allah) have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.  -Surah 5:64 (Yusuf Ali)

 

This verse makes it clear that there will be “enmity and hatred” against the Jews until the very end of the present age.  So much for those who claim that the Quran’s scorn for Jews is limited only to specific historical incidences in Muhammad’s career.  Not only does the Quran portray Jews as those who start wars and cause general mischief in the earth, but it also literally claims that Allah was so disgusted by the Jews, that he cursed them and literally transformed many of them into “apes and swine,” assigning them the lowest “rank” among humankind:

 

When in their insolence they transgressed (all) prohibitions, We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.”  -Surah 7:166 (Yususf Ali)

 

Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath, those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!  -Surah 5:60 (Yusuf Ali)
And well ye knew those amongst you who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: We said to them: “Be ye apes, despised and rejected.” -Surah 2:65 (Yusuf Ali)

 

Among the more anti-Semitic and vocal Muslims, these verses have become absolute favorites.  Walid Shoebat is a former Muslim who grew up in the Palestinian territories.    Recalling being taken on a school trip to the Jerusalem zoo as a child, Walid relates, “The Islamic teacher would tell us, ‘this gorilla was originally a Jew.’  I look at this now and I think, this is what Naziism teaches – in its worst form.  This is being taught throughout the entire Middle East.”1 Just as the Nazis declared that Jews were subhuman “vermin” in order to justify their inhumane treatment of the Jews, so has the Muslim world followed the lead of the Quran in dehumanizing the Jewish race.

 

Now, at this point, the enterprising Muslim apologist will be quick to argue that while there are many verses in the Quran that speak of the Jews in such a negative manner, there are also other verses that speak of the Jews in a positive manner as well.  While this is true it is also highly misleading. In his highly informative book,Islam and the Jews, Mark A. Gabriel, Ph. D, a former Muslim Imam and Professor of Islamic history at the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo, addresses this misunderstanding of Islam’s disposition toward the Jews.  Gabriel explains that according to Islamic theology, those verses in the Quran that appear to be “nice” towards the Jews are understood to be cancelled out (mansookh) by the verses that were revealed to Muhammad later in his “prophetic” career.  This is based on the idea of progressive revelation in Islam whereby if you have any verses that seem to contradict one another, the newer revelations given to Muhammad negate or cancel out the older revelations.  This is an established and well-understood doctrine in Islam called nasik. 2 Many Qurans even include a chart in the back that lists which verses are older and which are newer in order to know which verses are cancelled out and which verses remain. Because the verses which are inflammatory and aggressive toward the Jews are newer verses, they cancel out any that might have a more conciliatory tone.  This understanding is well-known throughout the Islamic world.

 

As we trace the growth and development of anti-Semitism in Islam, we see that unfortunately, it is not limited to the Quran, but rather seems to find an even fuller expression in the infamous Hadith about the final slaughter of the Jews.  We have already quoted this tradition more than once, but shall quote it again here one last time:

 

(Muhammad said:) The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews. (emphasis mine) 3

 

This apocalyptic belief of a future battle against Israel and the murder of all Jews is a deeply held belief among many Muslims.  And we must remember that these anti-Semitic traditions and verses from the Quran are over a thousand years old.  These sacred Islamic traditions of a final slaughter of all Jews cannot be attributed to the present day conflict with the State of Israel.  As much as many today try to blame Muslim enmity toward Jews solely on Zionism and its alleged “Nazi-like” abuse of the victimized and oppressed Palestinians, it simply cannot be done in an honest and informed manner.  The enmity of Islam toward the Jews has existed since Islam’s inception.  It is not a new phenomenon.  And today Islam and the Muslim world is undeniably the single most anti-Semitic force on the earth.  Palestinians in particular, use the anti-Semitic apocalyptic template as a basis for much of their actions toward Israel and the Jews today.  Although this template is in fact one of the primary factors fueling the ongoing present conflict in Israel, it is also the most often overlooked factor by secular observers who attempt to judge the present conflict on the basis of a moral equivalency.  The following quotes are all translated portions of sermons from recent years, delivered by Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi, the officially appointed Imam of the Palestinian Authority.  Notice the overwhelming reliance upon the previously discussed verses and traditions that are used to justify and support the hatred against the Jews:

We the Palestinian nation, our fate from Allah is to be the vanguard in the war against the Jews until the resurrection of the dead, as the prophet Muhammad said: ‘The resurrection of the dead will not arrive until you will fight the Jews and kill them… ’ We the Palestinians are the vanguard in this undertaking and in this campaign, whether or not we want this…

Oh, our Arab brethren… Oh, our Muslim brethren… Don’t leave the Palestinians alone in the war against the Jews…even if it has been decreed upon us to be the vanguard… Jerusalem, Palestine and Al Aksa (The Temple Mount), the land that Allah blessed and its surrounding areas will remain at the center of the struggle between Truth and Falsehood, between the Jews and the non-Jews on this sacred land, regardless of how many agreements are signed, regardless of how many treaties and covenants are ratified.  For the Truth is in the Koran, as verified by the words of the prophet Muhammad, that the decisive battle will be in Jerusalem and its environs: ‘The resurrection of the dead will not occur until you make war on the Jews…’

The battle with the Jews will surely come… the decisive Muslim victory is coming without a doubt, and the prophet spoke about in more than one Hadith and the Day of Resurrection will not come without the victory of the believers [the Muslims] over the descendents of the monkeys and pigs [the Jews] and with their annihilation. 4

 

Oh Allah, accept our martyrs in the highest heavens…
Oh Allah, show the Jews a black day…
Oh Allah, annihilate the Jews and their supporters…
Oh Allah, raise the flag of Jihad across the land…5

 

Thus, as the world is eagerly awaiting and believing for the peaceful co-existence of the Jewish and the Palestinian people, the Imams, the religious authorities of the Palestinian people, with the full support and approval of the political leadership are ceaselessly beating the drums of “the final war,” the final slaughter of the Jews.

 

Satan’s Ancient Hatred For The Jews

 

When we compare the spirit that we see in Islam with the spirit that we see manifest under the rule of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, it is the same ancient hatred against the Jewish people in both.  It is an ancient hatred that originates with Satan himself.  From the day that God Himself showed His favor to the Jewish people, Satan has likewise raged against them.  Satan’s primary vehicles that he has used to do this have been several great world empires.  These are the “beast” empires that we discussed in chapter ten.  Throughout history, we can observe Satan’s attempts to exterminate or persecute the Jewish people:

 

  1. Through Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, when he ordered the slaughter of every male Hebrew child.  (Exodus 1:5-22)

 

  1. Through Shalmaneser, the ruler of Assyria, when he conquered the northern kingdom of Israel and carried away and dispersed ten of the twelve tribes into exile.  (2 Kings 17:5,6)

 

  1. Through Nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of Babylon, when he attacked Jerusalem, the capital of the southern Kingdom of Judea, and carried the rest of the Jews off into exile. (2 Kings 24:10-16)

 

  1. Through Haman, the man appointed as second in command over the Medo/Persian Empire, when he attempted to have every Jew in the empire killed. (Esther 3:9)

 

  1. Through Antiochus Epiphanes, the Greek ruler of Syria, when he laid siege to Jerusalem in what the Jewish Historian Josephus describes as one of the bloodiest sieges in Israel’s history. (Daniel 8:23-25; 1 Maccabees 1-6) 

 

  1. Through Titus, the Roman emperor, who attacked and captured Jerusalem, killing over 1.1 million Jews, and enslaving over 97,000. (Wars of the Jews, VI, ix, 3).

 

  1. Through various Islamic and Christian empires, which we cannot fail to mention.  Even Christianity (albeit in a perverted form) has been far from innocent in the bloody history of the Jewish people.

 

  1. Through Adolf Hitler, who killed over six million Jews during World War II.

 

  1. And eventually through the Antichrist and the False Prophet and their future empire, which is prophesied very clearly by the Prophets Zechariah and Ezekiel to attack Jerusalem and kill two thirds of the inhabitants of the nation of Israel. (Zechariah 13:8,9; Ezekiel 38)

 

Any thinking person at this point must stop and ask:  What else can explain such a consistantly bloody and painful history of one people other than an inhuman demonic hatred?  Who could instigate such a black and persistent attack against one people who represent such a very small fraction of one percent of the earth’s population – no matter where they dwell?  Who else if not the very Devil himself?  The history of the Jewish people alone is proof to the open mind that Satan exists and that he hates those whom God loves and declares to be the very, “apple of His eye.” (Zecheriah 2:8).

 

Conclusion

 

Throughout natural history we see willing vessels manifest Satan’s hatred for the Jewish people.  And even more frightening, in the sacred texts of all three monotheistic religions, we see yet another future attack against the Jews, this one worse than all those that preceded it.  In the Bible, it is specifically Satan’s pawns, the Antichrist, his False Prophet and all who follow them who carry out the final onslaught.  In Islam it is the Mahdi, the Muslim Jesus and as the tradition says, “faithful Muslims” who are the ones who carry out such atrocities.  Indeed, in this regard, Islam again fulfills one of the primary characteristics of the Antichrist spirit; that of an unquenchable anti-Semitic spirit.

 

Notes:

 

  1. Walid Shoebat radio interview with Joseph Farah.  www.shoebat.com

 

  1. Mark A. Gabriel, Ph.D., Islam and the Jews, The Unfinished Battle (Lake Mary, Florida, Charisma House, 2003), pp. 46-49

 

  1. Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985

 

  1. Palestinian Media Watch, Studies on Palestinian Culture and Society by Itamar Marcus www.pmw.org.il

 

  1. Middle East Media Research, Friday Sermon on Palestinian Authority TV, April 17, 2002 Palestinian Authority Imam Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi at the Sheikh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City www.memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=sd&ID=SP37002

 

  1. Josephus, Wars of the Jews, Book VI, Chapter V, Section 3
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