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The Islamic Jesus

The Islamic Jesus

Mr. Mustafa Akyol, a journalist and moderate Muslim. Quoting the write up in the above write up in Christian Science Monitor, “For starters, all three worship the God of Abraham. This is not breaking news, of course, but author Mustafa Akyol makes the most of this and other commonalities.”

The Quran advocates the absolute worship of God alone (“You shall not worship except God”) and for us not to make distinction among God’s Messengers.

The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the believers. They believe in GOD, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: “We make no distinction among any of His messengers.” They say, “We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny.” [Quran 2:285]

This commandment is repeated in three other verses in the Quran.

The message of all messengers of God including Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad was the same – You shall not worship except God; also known as the First Commandment in the Torah, Gospel and the Quran.

The Arabic word “Islam” translates in English language as “Submission” and thus all messengers including Jesus and Muhammad practiced the Religion of Submission to God.

The Study Quran

Could this Quran curb extremism?

The Study Quran project has a ruinous flaw which is promoted as central to the undertaking – commentary from outside the Quran.

The various sects of Islam have do not attribute their differences to the Quran, but to their own commentary. The commentary is based on sources external to the Quran. These sources known as traditions or Hadith and Sunnah are condemned in the Quran.

The Quran is a fully detailed scripture for religious law. Yes one may comment on the verses, but the comment must be supportable by other verses from the Quran. The source has to be internal rather than external to the Quran. There is a translation which does precisely that.

[Quran 5:101] O you who believe, do not ask about matters which, if revealed to you prematurely, would hurt you. If you ask about them in light of the Quran, they will become obvious to you. GOD has deliberately overlooked them. GOD is Forgiver, Clement.

For any study of a verse, the whole verse should be looked, subsequently verses before and after a particular verse and finally in light of the whole Quran prior to drawing any conclusion.

IN LIGHT OF THE QURAN – FREEDOM OF RELIGION

[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way.

IN LIGHT OF THE QURAN – BASIC RULES FOR ALL FIGHTING

[60:8]  GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.

[60:9]  GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.

VERSE 47:4

[4:74] If you encounter (in war) those who disbelieve, you may strike the necks. If you take them as captives you may set them free or ransom them, until the war ends. Had GOD willed, He could have granted you victory, without war. But He thus tests you by one another. As for those who get killed in the cause of GOD, He will never put their sacrifice to waste.

Making “Salawaat” on the Prophet is idol worship

“GOD and His angels help and support the prophet. O you who
believe, you shall help and support him, and regard him as he
should be regarded.” 33:56

The verse quoted above is one of the most abused verse in the
Quran. Millions of muslims, having fallen into Satan’s trap use
this verse to commemorate prophet Muhammad, a human; instead of
commemorating our Almighty Creator, God.

This is what verse 33:56 really says:

1. Whenever prophet Muhammad is described as a prophet (Nabi), it
is used exclusively when Muhammad was alive and never after his
death. For example in 49:2 the commandment was not to raise voice
above the voice of the prophet. Obvioulsy the commandment in 49:2
does not apply now. For the reader to verify forhimself/herself I
have found the following to be all the verses which refer to
Muhammad as a Nabi, the verses applicable when he was alive
3:68,79,161; 5:81; 7:157,158; 8:64,65,70; 9:61,73,113,117;
33:1,6,13,28,30,32,38,40,45,50,53,56,59; 49:2; 60:12; 65:1; 66:1,3;
66:8,9.

2. The words YUSALLOON or SALOO or YUSALLEE or SALAT are all
derived from the root word WASALA, the noun being WASL or contact.
“SALLOO ‘ALAYHI” in 33:56 thus means to keep in contact with the
prophet which is only possible when he was alive.

3. Only a few verses before 33:56, we see a powerful commandment to
commemorate God; and that God and His angels support (Yasalloon)
the righteous believers.
“O you who believe, you shall remember GOD frequently.
You shall glorify Him day and night.
He is the One who helps you, together with His angels, to lead you
out of darkness into the light. He is Most Merciful towards the
believers.” 33:41-43

4. The prophet was ordered to MAKE SALAT (keep in contact or
encourage) the believers.
“Take from their money a charity to purify them and sanctify them.
And encourage them, for your encouragement reassures them. GOD is
Hearer, Omniscient. 9:103

PROPHET MUHAMMAD – POWERLESS HUMAN LIKE OTHER HUMANS

“Say, “I have no power to benefit myself, or harm myself. Only what
GOD wills happens to me.” 7:188, 10:49

PROPHET MUHAMMAD – DEAD

“You (Muhammad) will surely die, just like they will die.” 39:30

NONE OF THE IDOLS CAN DO THE FOLLOWING

“GOD is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for
you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who
resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He
glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partners. 33:40

THE GREAT CRITERION

“When GOD ALONE is mentioned, the hearts of those who do not
believe in the Hereafter shrink with aversion. But when others are
mentioned beside Him, they become satisfied.” 39:45