What Did Jesus Really Say?
A Book by Dr. Mish'al Abdullah Al-Qadhi
This is large book with about 550 pages in its printed form. We divided it into 27 web pages, in addition to the Preface on this page. This is an excellent book that sheds light on the similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity.
The great messenger of God, Jesus, says: "And this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent." John 17:3
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "Do not over-praise me as the Christians over-praised Jesus the son of Mary. I am His slave, so say: 'God's slave and messenger'." Narrated by both Al-Bukhari and Muslim
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"Verily! the likeness of Jesus with Allah(God) is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he was. (This is) the truth from your Lord (O Muhammad), so be not you of those who waver. And whosoever disputes with you concerning him, after the knowledge which has come unto you, say (unto him): Come! We will summon our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and ourselves and yourselves, then we will pray humbly (to our Lord) and (solemnly) invoke the curse of Allah upon those who lie. Verily! This is the true narrative. There is no god save Allah, and verily! Allah is the Mighty, the Wise. And if they turn away, then Verily! Allah is Aware of the corrupters. Say: O People of the Scripture. Come to a word that is just between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partners unto Him, and that we shall not take each other for lords beside Allah. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him) (literally: "we are Muslims")."
The Qur'an, A'al-Umran(3):59-64.
"I have read in Moslem (sic) writings such deep and tender expressions of respect and reverence for Jesus that for the time I almost forgot, I was not reading the words of a Christian writer. How different, it is sad to say, has been the way in which Christians have spoken and written of Muhammad. Let us put it down to it's true cause, ignorance"
Reverend R. Maxwell King
"The lies which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only"
Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History, Thomas Carlyle, p. 57
"The use of false evidence to attack Islam was all but universal…"
Islam and the West, Norman Daniel, p. 267
In the name of God (Allah), most compassionate, most merciful. I give all thanks to God (Allah) for His bounties and knowledge and that He has guided me to Islam. I also ask Allah Almighty that He bestow his peace and blessings upon Muhammad and grant him the highest rewards and exalted stations in Heaven. Further, I ask Allah Almighty that He grant His peace and blessings upon all of His prophets from the beginning of time, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus, as well as all of the countless others, peace be upon them all, may their names be held in the highest honor for all time.
I feel that this book is best described as my own humble attempt at the compilation and collection of the life long works of many famous and knowledgeable scholars and writers. My contribution to this book has probably been restricted to the collection of these works in one publication. So, as they say, I hereby give credit where credit is due. Among these authors are such luminaries as Shaik Rahmat-Allah ibn Khaleel al-Rahman al-Hindi, Shaik Shams al-Deen ibn Kayyem Al-Jawziah, Shaik Taqiuddin ibn Taymiyyah, Mr. Muhammad `Ata ur-Rahim, Shaik Ahmed Deedat, Mr. Akbarally Meherally, Dr. Jamal Badawi, Dr. Muhammad Ali Alkhuli, Mrs. Ulaft Aziz-us-Samad, Dr. Ahmad Dawood Al-Mizjaji, and Mr. M. A. Yusseff to name a few. To these individuals I dedicate this book. But first and foremost I dedicate this book to Allah Almighty and then to my mother who always taught me to have tolerance and an open mind, and to my father, who taught me to continually seek out knowledge as long as I may live.
Muslims are encouraged to study and gain knowledge and to base their worship upon a combination of knowledge and faith, and not faith alone. A companion of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by the name of Abu-Darda once narrated: I heard the messenger of Allah (pbuh) say:
"If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah/God will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge. The inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave neither dinar nor dirham (kinds of currency), leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion." (narrated by Abu Dawood).
Muslims are also encouraged to study other religions and to compare them to Islam. They are commanded to never be among those who accept Islam on blind faith or in conformance to the current trend in their society. Rather, they are commanded to make up their own minds and to enter into Islam with their eyes wide open, after they have thoroughly tested it's validity as the command of God.
"There is no compulsion in religion. Guidance is henceforth distinct from misguidance"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Bakarah(2):256.
It was because of the above reasons that, upon my arrival in the United States in 1992, I decided to spend my spare time researching Christianity. I did this in order to verify the affirmations of the noble Qur'an with regard to mankind's distortion of the Gospels and the Old Testament. If the Qur'an did indeed prove to have fabricated lies against the Bible then I would know that it was not the word of God. I therefore set about purchasing many different versions of the Bible such as the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the King James Version (KJV or Authorized version), and so forth. I also purchased many Christian Biblical references as well as some Islamic references. Armed with this cache of information I set about my task and as the Bible puts it
"Prove all things, hold fast that which is good."
1 Thessalonians 5:21.
Before, during, and after all of this I was continually being approached to "accept Jesus and be saved." At the same time, others were asking me various questions about Islam. Although these attempts to obtain my conversion were well intended and sincerely appreciated, still, their arguments were found wanting in that they were based in the most part upon a very serious lack of knowledge of even the most basic beliefs of Islam or at other times upon allegations which upon later joint study were found to be incorrect.
Among these misconceptions is the popular Western belief that Islam is an "Arab" religion, and it's adherents are all "Mideasterners." This, however, is far from the truth. The Bible has collected for us the stories of many prophets of God throughout the ages, and while these prophets may differ from one-another in many aspects, there is one characteristic that remains common to all of them, namely, they too were all "Mideasterners."
Muslims believe in all of the prophets of the Bible. If we were to study the stories of the prophets of the Bible we would find that they all came from the general area of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and the surrounding regions. Muhammad (pbuh), the prophet of Islam, also came from this locale. He was born in the Arabian peninsula and that is where the message of Islam first came into the world. However, just as the religion of Moses was not an "Arab" religion simply because it came from Egypt, and just as Christianity was not an "Arab" religion simply because it came from Palestine, so too Islam is not an Arab religion but the final message of God to all humanity. In fact, Arabs make up less than 20% of the estimated 1.2 billion Muslims in the world today.
In the Qur'an, we are told that the Gospel of Jesus (pbuh) underwent a series of major alterations after his departure until six hundred years later the changes to this gospel had become so severe as to necessitate God's intervention. This is when the final message of God for all time, the message of Islam was sent down upon Muhammad (pbuh). This book attempts to study this claim in as much detail as humanly possible within my limited abilities in order to test the truthfulness of this assertion.
Allah (God) Almighty commands us in the noble Qur'an:
"Verily, God commands you to render your trusts back to those unto whom they are due; And when you judge between humanity, that you judge with justice: Verily, how excellent is the advice which He gives you! Verily, God is All-Hearing, All-Seeing."
The noble Qur'an, Al-Nissa(4):58.
In what follows I do not presume to claim that I am an unbiased witness. However, I have attempted to do my best to be as fair and just as the weakness of my humanity shall allow and to remember in all that I shall say in this matter the above command of Allah, the Just.
The more one learns about Islam and Christianity, the more they begin to see the tremendous degree of similarity between the two religions. Both believe in a Omniscient, Omnipotent Creator of the heavens and the earth. The Christians call Him God, the Muslims call Him Allah. Both believe in a long succession of prophets named in both the Bible as well as the Qur'an. These prophets include Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, and many others. Both believe in Heaven and Hell as well as a final judgment of God. Both religions believe that Jesus was the Messiah/Christ. Both religions believe in the miraculous birth of Jesus (pbuh) without a human father. Both religions believe in the many miracles of Jesus. However, for all their similarities, the differences between them are substantial. When I first began my research into these issues, I had attempted to locate a comprehensive reference which dealt with such issues as the "Trinity," the "incarnation," the "atonement," and the "original sin." I was, however, surprised to find none. The information is out there, however, it is distributed throughout countless books, booklets, pamphlets and the like. Some of these references were written by Muslims, others by Christians.
On the Christian side, I had found that Christian references are split into two basic groups which could probably be classified as "motivational" and "scholarly" texts. The "motivational" texts dealt mostly with the teaching of the established doctrines of Christianity and the instillation with the reader of a basic faith in these doctrines. These texts are the ones found in the possession of the majority of regular church goers.
The second category of Christian references, the "scholarly" references, go to the next level of Biblical study. They usually deal with the intricate details of the Bible and the Christian faith, going beyond faith and inspiration alone in order to include a broader study of the Bible and other ancient Christian documents. These books are written mostly by those who have chosen to dedicate their entire existence to the detailed study of these documents in order to extract from them their most precious hidden secrets and the intricate details of the occurrences to be found therein. These references deal with such issues as when these books were written, who wrote them, why they did so, what was the political social and economic situation of the world in which they lived, how they dealt with all of these factors and how they were influenced by them. The authors of these references, and the references themselves, are usually found in Western institutions of higher learning such as the religion departments of many Western universities.
At first I had expected my research to involve a slow and painful search through a sparse number of obscure ancient Christian documents. This did not prove to be the case. Once I began to look for the truth I was practically overwhelmed by a veritable avalanche of detailed Christian studies all leading to the same conclusion: That mankind has taken great liberties with the text of the Bible over the ages. They have freely changed words which they felt inappropriate to their established beliefs, adding verses which were not found in the original text in order to validate a given doctrine, and freely removing verses when they felt the need to do so. These Christian scholars have documented for us may of the details of these revisions to the text of the Bible. They show us how this trend did not end with the coming of Muhammad (pbuh) and the message of Islam in the seventh century, however, these adaptations, corrections, and modifications continued for many centuries after the death of Muhammad almost up to our present day. As we shall see later on in this book, only one single example of this tendency is the example of the most ancient copy of the Bible available to Christendom today, specifically, the "Codex Sinaiticus" (of the fourth century AD). This document alone has been shown by Christian scholars to have undergone over 14,800 "corrections" over the ages by at least nine different Christian "correctors." Given that our modern Bibles have been distilled from such source documents as these, is it not befitting that we study the history of such preservation techniques of the Bible in order to arrive at the original unmodified word of Jesus (pbuh)?
During my research, it slowly became apparent to me that the more eminent the Christian author was, the more painfully aware this author would be of the fact that our modern Bibles are the end result of countless unending revisions to the original text over the ages. Since many of these scholars were conservatives in the finest ancient tradition, therefore, they had usually tried their best to forgive those who had changed the Biblical text and to excuse their actions. However, having to continually make excuses for those who changed the word of God and to only think the best of these people and their motives can eventually tax the patience of even the most forgiving conservative and drive him to frustration. As we shall see in chapter 2.1, this was indeed the case with one of history's most eminent conservative Christian scholars, Dr. Lobegott Tischendorf.
In the beginning I had striven to collect this information into a series of articles which were published on a very limited scale inside the university I was studying in at the time. After having completed these articles I decided to collect them into one handy reference with the core information having being collected from external sources but having been reorganized into what I believe to be a more intuitive and useful order. In some cases, I have found myself unable to improve upon the wording and layout of other authors, so I have shamelessly copied their words almost verbatim. However, I believe that such straight copying has been confined to less than 5% of the content of this book and has, by Allah's will, been clearly marked as appropriate. Once again, credit where credit is due.
Many hundreds of books have been published by Christian scholars on the topic of the various contradictions which have resulted in the Bible as an end result of centuries of continuous revision and correction. It has been my experience, however, that most of these books have gone one of two different extremes, specifically, they either try to:
This book, however, goes a different route, that of Islam and the noble Qur'an. In this book it is demonstrated that Jesus (pbuh) was indeed a true prophet of God but that his message was lost by those who came after him for various reasons. This book then goes on to strip away all of the layers of shrouding which mankind has placed about the original message of Jesus (pbuh) until all that is left is the original unchanged words of Jesus. However, in order to arrive at this original message of Jesus it shall be necessary for us to be willing to place the words of Jesus (pbuh) above those of all of mankind without exception. If we are willing to do only this, then and only then shall we have truly opened our hearts and minds to him and accepted his message.
"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
I do not deceive myself. This book will never be the definitive answer to all questions. However, I hope that this book will at least get people interested enough that they may go out, read the Bible and the Qur'an carefully, and seek knowledge for themselves. If I manage to accomplish this then I have done my job. There are many other things I would like to say but I must keep the size of this book under some semblance of control. I have therefore spent most of my efforts speaking about comparative religion between Islam and Christianity in order to prove the truthfulness of the affirmations of the Qur'an and that it was indeed sent by the same God who sent Jesus (pbuh). If I could add one more chapter I would probably speak in a little more detail about the Dead Sea Scrolls since this has proven to be a truly intriguing endeavor. However, that task shall have to be left for another day (by the will of Allah).
I would also like to point out that the referencing system employed in this book still needs some serious work in order to bring it in line with more accepted modern norms. However, that too will have to be left to another day. In any case, I believe that it's current form is adequate for a first version, and by Allah's will, this issue will be dealt with in the future.
I would like to make a couple of matters clear from the outset so that there will be no misunderstanding as to my beliefs and/or intentions:
1) Muslims do not hate Christians nor harbor ill will against them. This is a common misconception in the West about Muslims. Muslims are told in the Qur'an:
"..and nearest among them (mankind) in love to the believers (Muslims) will you find those who say 'we are Christians': because among these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Maidah(5):82.
"The people of the book" (Jews are Christians) are also singled out by God in the Qur'an to receive the following treatment:
"And argue not with the people of the book unless it be in [a way] which is better [than mere arguing], except with such of them that do wrong, and say [to them]: 'We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him we have submitted (literally: 'We are Muslims')"
The noble Qur'an, Al-Ankaboot(29):46.
Muslims simply wish for Christians the exact same thing that Christians wish for Muslims: That we all be guided to the truth of God and His ultimate reward.
By now it should be obvious that Islam is not, as the stereotype would have one believe, an underground terrorist group dedicated to the total destruction of civilized life as we know it. Because of all of the above, I have striven to avoid in this book all statements which might be misunderstood to be hateful, inflammatory, or disrespectful. However, the fundamental goals of this book make it necessary to exhibit many contradictory statements in the New and Old Testaments in order to prove the Qur'an's claim: that mankind took great liberties with God's scriptures after the departure of their prophets and have changed His original message to them. Muslims are told that these tampering fingers have left many contradictions for those who would simply look for them. The Bible itself gives us the deciding criteria:
"For many bare false witness against him (Jesus), but their witness agreed not together."
For this reason, I have attempted to keep my own comments to a minimum and allow the Bible to speak for itself as often as possible (see for example the table in chapter 2.2). Those people who have made up their minds beforehand that they will hate me for this and will not see the contradictions and the tampering fingerprints no matter how much evidence is presented are kindly asked to stop reading now. This book is not for them. Those readers who are willing to keep an open mind are invited to accompany us in our quest for the truth of God.
2) Some readers may misinterpret some of my statements to be disrespectful of God Almighty, His prophets, His scriptures, or the original apostles of Jesus. This too is unintentional. Any one of these matters is considered a sin of the highest order in Islam. The goal of this book is only to present the proof of that which Christian scholars the world over are now beginning to recognize as historical fact: That the alleged authors of the Bible are not the true authors, and as a result of this, they have written therein matters regarding God/Allah, His prophets, and their apostles that were not inspired by either God nor his prophets. All claims made in this book should be understood to be against these "hidden" authors and not God, His prophets, His original scriptures, or the original disciples.
3) As mentioned above, I am not a scholar of religion, an "evangelist," nor have I any official diplomas in religious studies. I wrote this book in my spare time while pursuing graduate degrees in the field of Engineering within the United States. My own feeble contribution in no way compares to those of Islam's more learned and knowledgeable scholars. However, I saw a void which in my opinion had yet to be filled, so I have done my best to fill it. There are many more comprehensive and detailed studies of this topic written in the Arabic language (e.g. "Al-Jawab Assahih"). However, until such a time as more of these great works can be translated into English, I hope that this book will serve as a temporary substitute.
4) When I speak about "Islam" in this book, I refer to the "Islam" taught by Muhammad (pbuh) and practiced by his followers, as preserved for us within the writings of hundreds of Islamic scholars and handed down to us through an unbroken chain of authenticated narrators in the many books of the "Shareea," "Seerah," and "Hadeeth." This is the Islam which has been preserved in the Arabian peninsula (the home country of Muhammad pbuh) to this day. This Islam, the Islam of Muhammad (pbuh), does not attempt to promote specific humans, or groups thereof, to higher levels of divine authority and power than others, such as is preached by the leaders of the newly established so-called "Nation of Islam" group in the United States whose followers are told by Louis Farakhan, Elijah Poole, and W. D. Fard, that "Islam" preaches the superiority of a certain race or color and other such innovations. True Islam also does not follow the beliefs of the leaders of the "Shiite" groups of some Eastern countries (such as Iran) which also attribute to specific human beings boundless supernatural powers and the ability to hand out passes to heaven and so forth.
5) How to read this book:
As mentioned previously, this book has been written with the goal of being a little more comprehensive than most other such English publication which I have come across during my research. I have also done my utmost to ensure that it is as easy to read as possible. What I mean by this is not that I feel at all superior to these great scholars, only that the English publications I have thus far come across did not convey the overall picture of Islam, Christianity, and the relationship between them which I wished to see in one English reference. The inevitable result of making a book comprehensive is that it also becomes large. For this reason, an attempt has been made to divide this book into many sub-topics with each sub-topic spanning only a few pages, and thus, the book becomes easy to read a piece at a time. I strongly encourage the reader to read this book in the order in which it was written. This is because the chapters will complement each other more completely if they are read in their written order. However, an attempt has also been made to make the chapters independent of one another for those readers who wish to jump directly to a specific topic of interest to them. For such readers a chart has been supplied to help them select the most relevant topic to them by asking the reader a few simple questions. Start at the top of the chart and work your way down by answering the questions and following the resultant directions.
I would like to thank all of those who helped me to publish this book, including Shaik Ahmed Deedat, brother John Siedlidz, brother Ammar Amonette, brother Idris Palmer, brother Ali Al-Tamimi, brother Ismael Mujahid, brother Dawood Madan, Dr. Rafil Dhafir, brother Abdullah Firdous Abdulrazzak, brother Saad Al-Qasabi, brother Abdulaziz Al-Suhaibani, brother Mansor Matbouli, brother Abdulrahman Al-Ali, brother Sherif Muhammad, brother Reza Scholten, brother Farid Adlouni, Dr. Bassem Khafagi, brother Kamil Mufti, brother Nader Salah, brother Khalifa (you know who you are), and brother Ibraheem Pastuszak, who all contributed in one way or another in the completion of this book, either with suggestions on modifications or corrections, in countless hours proof-reading it, or in various other aspects such as generally helping out with their comments and suggestions whenever possible. For all of the countless others who have assisted in this project but who I have forgotten to mention here, I ask your forgiveness for my weak memory, your efforts are very deeply appreciated. I would also like to thank all of the above authors for their efforts which have made these matters clear for us. May Allah Almighty guide us all unto his whole truth. Amen.
Misha'al ibn Abdullah
Goal of this book
"And they say 'Allah Most Compassionate has begotten a son!'. Indeed you have put forth a thing most monstrous! The skies are ready to burst [at such a claim], and the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin. That they should ascribe a son to the Most Compassionate. But it is not befitting [the majesty of] the Most Compassionate that He should beget a son. Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to the Most Compassionate as a servant. He has taken account of all of them and has numbered them all exactly. And every one of them will come to him singly on the day of judgment. On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will Allah Most Compassionate bestow love. Verily, We have made this [Qur'an] easy in your tongue [O Muhammad] that you might deliver glad tidings to those who seek refuge [in Allah] and warn with it a people who are contentious. And how many a generation before them have we destroyed! Can you find a single one of them or hear from them so much as a whisper?"
The Noble Qur'an, Maryam(19):88-98
The goal of this book is simple: To exhibit considerable tangible evidence that the Gospel of Jesus (pbuh) underwent a series of major revisions and alterations after his departure to the point that his original message to mankind was all but totally lost. Six hundred years later (Fourteen hundred years ago), the holy book of the Muslims, the Qur'an, was sent down upon the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by God informing him of this fact. It has taken close to two thousand years for Christianity to recognize this as a known fact. Today, you would be hard pressed to find a single reputable scholar of Christianity who, to one degree or another, does not readily acknowledge this as a true accepted fact (A minority of the most adamant conservatives will always be the exception). The evidence is simply too overwhelming to ignore.
When I speak of "scholars of Christianity" I mean those people who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of detailed historical facts regarding the history of the Bible through the unbiased logical study of the countless ancient documents of the Christian church, the Bible itself, and other methods. These people are found in abundance in the religion departments of the various Western universities. A "scholar of Christianity" by this definition does not include the "televanglists," the "evangelists," and so forth. It has required the bravery and sacrifice of countless such unwavering seekers of truth to bring us this information. In the past, such people were casually put to death without a second thought. Even today, many of them are being fired from their jobs and black-listed for openly speaking about such matters. If they are liars then their lies should be exposed and the light of truth should be sufficient authority to shame their tongues into silence. However, if there is some truth to what they say, then such selfless dedication and vigilance against those who would distort the word of God should not be allowed to go unrecognized. For this reason we shall study the details of their findings in this book.
Let us begin by collecting the basic beliefs of Christians and Muslims side by side in the following table. All of the information shown in the table shall be discussed in detail throughout this book and all claims shall, by the will of Allah, be verified through the appropriate scripture (either the Bible or the Qur'an).
In this book it will be demonstrated (by God's will), through the words of the Bible and some of history's most eminent conservative Biblical scholars and references only, how most of the founding beliefs of Christianity today were indeed inserted by mankind into the message of Jesus long after his departure. Jesus (pbuh) himself never had anything whatsoever to do with them. These beliefs include:
It will further be demonstrated that the true message of Jesus (pbuh) was:
Muslims are taught that throughout the ages, God sent messengers to all tribes and nations all over the earth beginning with Adam (pbuh), the first prophet of God as well as the father of humanity. Every time a messenger of God would pass away, his people would begin to fall back on their evil deeds until a few generations later they would have managed to have completely corrupted His original message to them. When God's message was in danger of being completely obliterated by these people, He would chose from among them a new messenger to receive the original, uncorrupted message and convey it to them. Some of them would listen. Others would not. However, the message would always be available for those who wanted it. In this manner, God made sure that all of mankind would always have access to His true religion, no matter where or when they lived. It would then be up to them to seek out this knowledge.
Muslims are further taught that each messenger was sent only to his own people. His message was then fine-tuned to suit them. Thus, the basic message would be the same for all messengers: "God is one!, Worship Him alone!" However, the details of each people's worship would be molded to suit their lifestyle, state of knowledge, and so forth. This was also true for Jesus (pbuh). Jesus was sent specifically to the Jews, and only to the Jews. It shall be demonstrated how one of the most fundamental reasons which led up to the loss of his message was that those who came after him attempted to preach it to those for whom it was never intended, namely, the Gentiles. The Gentiles eventually managed to introduce into the message of Jesus many aspects of their own beliefs which ultimately led up to the loss of the message of Jesus.
This book demonstrates how the diversion of the religion of Jesus (pbuh) from it's original teachings progressed in the following stages:
Muslims are told that when God created mankind, He gave them "The Choice." They were told that they could either live their lives then die and fade out of the picture, like the animals do. Or they could elect to be held accountable for their actions. If they accepted the accountability, then the potential reward will be great. The potential retribution would be equally great.
With mankind's acceptance of this accountability came their free will. God gave mankind a free will to chose to either worship Him or to disobey Him. Out of God's infinite mercy, He then assisted mankind with many factors in order to guide them to His true path and the ultimate reward. Firstly, He sent the messengers. In this manner, no matter how much mankind tried to corrupt His religion, it would always be available to those who searched for it.
Secondly, He supplied mankind with minds. He gave them these minds in order to be able to distinguish between right and wrong using their intellect. If they see someone worshipping fire, and they see that the fire can not hear their prayers nor answer their calls, then no matter how much these fire-worshippers "spititualize" their worship and tell them of the great miracles the fire has worked for them and how it has answered their prayers, and how it "loves" them, their intellect will refuse to believe these concoctions.
Finally, God gave mankind an inborn sense called in Arabic "Fitrah" (instinct). This "Fitrah" is the small voice inside each one of us which tells us "this doesn't feel right." When we pick up a gun for the first time in order to kill someone, we have to fight mightily in order to overcome our "Fitrah" which tells us that killing is wrong. In a similar manner, all mankind is born automatically knowing that "God is one." They must really fight themselves for a long time and be continually persuaded by those who are around them to believe otherwise. This is how they end up worshipping fire, stones, statues, multiple gods, and other things. It is forced upon them in spite of their "Fitrah" as they grow up.
This book goes back to the arguments of the original apostles. We will start with the "Trinity" and work our way backwards through history. We will see that there is absolutely no basis whatsoever for the "Trinity" in the Bible. Once the "Trinity" has been disproved we will see how the rest of these fabricated beliefs will unravel one by one till we return to the original teaching of Jesus (pbuh). All of this will be done in chapter one. After that, it will be demonstrated how Muhammad (pbuh) was indeed prophesied by both Jesus (pbuh) and the previous prophets, as claimed in the Qur'an over 1400 years ago. I pray that you will find this information illuminating.
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Table of Definitions and Abbreviations
Allah: The supreme God of all creation. He is known as "God" or "Father" to the Christians, and as "El" or "Yahweh" to the Jews.
Muhammad: The last messenger of God to all mankind. He was the seal of the prophets of God, who included prophets Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, and many others.
Islam: The last message of God to all mankind. It was sent down upon prophet Muhammad (pbuh), recorded in broad outlines in the Qur'an, and described in detail in the Sunnah. Islam is an Arabic word which means "Submission to God".
Qur'an: The holy book of the Muslims. It consists of 100% the word of God and no words of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his companions, or any human being.
Sunnah: The title given to the collection of recorded words and actions of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Most of what he said or did throughout his lifetime is recorded in the Sunnah.
pbuh: Means "Peace Be Upon Him". Used most often in reference to prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and also in reference to the many other prophets of Allah, such as Noah, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, etc.
pbut: Means "Peace Be Upon Them". Same as above, but used in reference to more than one.
s.a.w./s.a.s.: Same as "pbuh". It is an abbreviation of the original Arabic words "Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam", which are translated as "peace be upon him" in English.
Ibn: An Arabic word which means "Son of."
Bint/ Ibna: An Arabic word which means "Daughter of."
Masjid: An Arabic word which means mosque.
OT Old Testament. The portion of the Bible transmitted by the Jews.
NT: New Testament. The portion of the Bible specific to the Christian faith.
People of the Book: This is the term used in the noble Qur'an to refer to the Jews and Christians. It is also sometimes translated as "People of the Scripture"
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