Are Muslims Bad?

Islam seems to have gained a bad reputation in the thoughts of many because of what goes on around the World.

To start off, Islamic teachings strictly prohibit both individual suicide and suicide mass killing of innocent people. Suicide is 100% WRONG and NOT ALLOWED. So where does it go wrong? I will cover this further down the post and hopefully change your mind about what you think of Muslims/Islam.

Islam does NOT teach Muslims to go out and kill innocent civilians. Islam teaches Muslims to care for the poor, help the needy, look after their neighbours, be good with others, learn to forgive and much more. One of the Pillars of Islam is CHARITY, so Muslims donate to the poor and needy in the millions every year. I am sure that after you gain knowledge on Islam, any bad thoughts you may have about the religion will clear.

Have a read of the translated version of the Qur’an yourself and don’t rely on websites and those non-Muslims who claim that they have read the translated version 5 times, 10 times etc. You may even come across those who say they were ex-Muslims and decided to setup a website to prove Islam wrong. Have a read of the Qur’an and ask questions if you’re not sure.

Islam is the only religion which teaches, killing one innocent is like killing the whole of humanity and saving one innocent is like saving the whole of humanity. This is mentioned within the Qur’an. So where does it seem to go wrong? We will find out shortly.

Something else to think about, if Islam taught Muslims to go out and kill innocent people why are all Muslims not following their religion, and doing this? Why is it a very small minority? Where does it seem to go wrong with the minority religious groups including Islam?

Whilst carrying out my research, I found many websites attempting to prove the Qur’an wrong and branding Islam a religion of hatred. Such websites convinced their readers that Islam is wrong and Muslims are bad people. I wont mention the websites here but lets focus on the common Quranic verse these websites use to prove Islam wrong.

The verse was:

“And slay them wherever ye catch them..” (2:191)

From the above verse, it seems as if the Qur’an is teaching Muslims to go out and slay whoever they wish, and the website I found used such verses to prove Islam is not a good religion and teaches hatred. Now lets read the verse before and you judge for yourself.

The verse before is 2:190 and mentions:

“Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.”

Translation of transgress below:

trangress

The above verse sums it all up. There are people out there who manipulate verses and publish on the Internet, and there are some who think that Islam has given the go ahead for them to do whatever they want.

There are verses included within the Qur’an which were revealed by God (Allah) to Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) at the time when Muslims of Makkah were attacked by the non-Muslims on a regular basis. These verses are not a permission for “terrorism” but they are a warning against the “terrorists.” But even in these warnings you can see how much restraint and care is emphasized.

When the verses are not read in their proper textual and historical contexts they are manipulated and distorted. It is true that some Muslims and Non-Muslims manipulate these verses for their own goals, which is WRONG, but this is not only with Islamic texts, it also happens within the texts of other religions. This does not mean the religious scriptures are wrong.

If the Qur’an taught Muslims to go out and kill innocent civilians, we would not be reading verses such as the one below. There are many more such verses within the Qur’an which forbid the killing of innocent people. Attempt to gain the knowledge and you will be surprised.

“Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, We have given his heir authority (to demand Qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the law)” (al-Isra’ 17:33)

I could quote many verses of other religious scriptures which seem very violent, if taken out from their historical context. Verses from the other religions have also been used by many violent religious groups against other religions.

Let me give you an example of a verse from the Christian scripture. I am not going against the religion here but just showing you an example of how one can be mislead by reading the verses without understanding properly.

“When the LORD your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and stronger than you. And when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. (Deutronomy 7:1-2)

“When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace. If it agrees to make peace with you and opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall become your forced labor and shall serve you. However, if it does not make peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it. When the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall strike all the men in it with the edge of the sword. Only the women and the children and the animals and all that is in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourself; and you shall use the spoil of your enemies which the LORD your God has given you… Only in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, you shall not leave alive anything that breathes (Deutronomy 20:10-17)

Now, I am not going to say Christianity teaches hatred as that would be wrong. But this is just to demonstrate what some without any knowledge are doing. Picking what they want and then stamping Islam as a religion of hatred. There are Christian groups out there which will misunderstand verses like the ones from the Bible above, but this does not mean all Christians are bad people.

This answers why religious groups go astray and commit such crimes and it’s WRONG. But all Muslims or other religions should not be blamed for someone who misunderstood a verse. Non-Muslim websites who advertise verses from the Qur’an such as the one I cleared above don’t really help as their advertising incorrect information and possibly advertising this to violent groups. So all those websites we come across that use verses from the Qur’an, Bible, Torah etc, without reading or purposely reading the entire verse are incorrect and are spreading false information.

When you come across such verses, please do a search, locate the entire verse, analyse and judge for yourself. The Qur’an can be found in many translated languages.

If you’re a Muslim, have a think about what you read. If in doubt speak to those who are more educated. If still in doubt remember if it doesn’t sound right, then ask questions as you may find that you have misunderstood the verse.

My journey gaining knowledge on the miracles of the Qur’an and creating this website has been amazing. If Islam taught hatred, killing innocents and all the other thoughts which people have about Islam, I would not be wasting my time researching and gaining knowledge on the miracles of the Qur’an. If I had come across a verse which preached the killing of innocent civilians, I would STOP and not waste my time creating this website. But no where did I find such a verse.

Think about this, there are over one billion Muslims around the world, why is it only a small minority are getting it wrong? If the Qur’an taught Muslims to go out and kill innocent civilians, why are the rest not doing this? If the Qur’an did teach this, why are over one billion Muslims not following the religion? If one thinks with an open mind, the answers are clear, Islam does not teach hatred.

I hope this article has changed your mind of what you think about Islam. If not, I hope it has got you thinking.
Islam is a religion of peace.

All the best

Was Jesus God?

Another popular discussion which is debated around the World, Is Jesus God? I researched this topic for a few months and the feedback I received was very interesting.

I found that Muslims have alot of respect for Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him). I have already created a post on where Jesus (pbuh) fits into Islam and the respect Muslims give him. You can find out more by reading Who Was Jesus

I found that a few people I spoke to from a couple of different religions including Athiests had questions which they feel were never answered or were very confusing.

The common questions were:

Is Jesus God?
Is Jesus the Son Of God?
Is Jesus the Holy Spirit?
So is God all of the above, three in one?

Was Mary the mother of Jesus?
Is Jesus God?
So Mary was the Mother of God?
So Mary is a bigger God?
Is Mary the daughter of God, because we are all sons and daughters of God?
How can Mary be the Mother and Daughter of God?

Is Jesus God?
Did Jesus die for our sins?
How long did Jesus lay in his grave after he died on the cross?
Who ran the world whilst Jesus (God) was in his Grave?

But whilst asking the above questions directly to Christians, and relating to the Bible, a couple of Christians asked me to use another version of the Bible, and if I used the other and asked another question to a different Christian, I was told to use another version or use the one I was using previously, and so on.

Did Jesus die for our sins? Yes according to Christians

But before Jesus was taken away to be crucified he said:

“Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.” (Matthew 26:38)

and Jesus prayed to God according to (Matthew 26:39)

“And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

It seems from the above verse that Jesus had no intention of dying. Matthew mentions Jesus repeating this prayer three times so he could have this death removed from him. If Jesus had been sent to be crucified and die for our sins, he would not have hesitated to be killed but instead he prayed to God.

The answer to the above verses from a few of the Christians who were able to answer, was that this hesitation came from the flesh side of Jesus, he was tempted and his soul which is Godly did not have this hesitation at all.

But in (Matthew 26:38) Jesus states in his own words, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.”

So what happened after Jesus prayed to God?

According to (Hebrews 5:7) God replied to the prayer with “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared.”

God granted him his request. The words “heard in that he feared” mean that God granted Jesus what he requested in his prayer. So the above verse shows when Jesus prayed, God responded to his prayer and saved him from crucifixion.

Muslims believe Jesus did not die on the cross but it was made out to be as mentioned within the Qur’an.

Why did Jesus need to die for our sins, when God, the merciful, could as easily grant us forgiveness?

Most Christians believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Every human is born with sins, or all humans will eventually sin, and therefore someone as pure as Jesus was crucified for our sins. A common question from non-Christians was; why did Jesus need to die for our sins when God, the most merciful, could just and easily grant us forgiveness if we asked for it? Why does God have to make someone suffer for our sins? Is this not unjust of God?

Were Jesus and God one?
The common verses relating to Jesus not being God, which non-Christians put forward to the Christians are:

“Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”(John 20:17)

 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”(Matthew 27:46)

“Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I” (John 14:28)

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. (John 10:29)

There are many more such verses where Jesus calls upon God

The response most Christians will give to the above verses from the Bible is that Jesus was talking as a man here, and because he is a man the Father is greater than him. The Father meant he is greater than Jesus in rank and authority and not in essence.

Non-Christians ask what did Jesus mean in (John 10:29) when Jesus mentioned the Father is greater than All? Why did Jesus place himself in the category of all people. Also, can Christians prove that Jesus had two natures, is there a quote from Jesus mentioning that he is God or to worship him, or where he has mentioned that he has two natures and he gave one of the natures up and took on the nature of man.

One of the verses which Christians use to answer the above question is:

“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)

This verse, according to the Christians I spoke to showed God and Jesus to be one and the same. But (John 20:17) states “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”

Within the above verse, Jesus mentions that there is a distinction between him and God. So basically, Jesus had a God.

“I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) could also relate to the message from God and the message from Jesus being one.

Another verse from (Matthew 27:46) mentions:

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” This verse mentions that Jesus cried calling for his God.

From the above it shows that there are two different ways Jesus relates himself to God. The first one is Jesus and God are one and the other Jesus refers to a higher authority than himself which is God. Now lets assume that both are correct, then according to non-Christians there is a contradiction. If Jesus was God, would it be more appropriate for Jesus to say “and to myself, and your God.” and “Myself, Myself, why hast thou forsaken me?”. Now, if one of them is wrong and the other is correct then we need to discard the one we believe to be incorrect. We know God does not make mistakes, so is the current Bible the word of God?

(John 5:30) mentions:
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just;
because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

An argument is, if Jesus and God were the same then Jesus would not have said what he said in the above verse.

Was Jesus the begotten son of God?

Many Christians also believe that Jesus was the begotten son of God which is another big question which confuses non-Christians.

This belief seems to come from the below verse:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

and

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.” (John 3:16)

The book of (Psalms 2:7) mentions the below verse:

“I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”

David, in the above verse is saying that God had told him he was the son of God and God has begotten him. So clearly Jesus is not the only begotten son of God.

A response to the above was that Jesus had no human father in contrast to David who had a human father so since Jesus had no human father it makes the relationship between him and God a much closer one.

But what about Adam? who had no human father or mother, and according to the Bible Adam was also the son of God. All that were led by the spirit of God are the sons of God. If you are a Godly person, you are also the Son of God. It makes sense.

The Bible mentions the below verse:

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.” (Luke 3:23)

The Bible goes on to mention the supposed genealogy of Jesus. At the end of this genealogy the Bible comes to Adam, and the below verse is mentioned:

“Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke, 3:38).

So Adam is also the son of God. So if Adam had no mother or father, would he be classed as being much closer to God or even God himself? No

According to Muslims, Jesus and Adam do not differ in God’s sight. They were a mere creation of God and this is also mentioned within the Qur’an. The verse mentioned within the Qur’an is:

“Truly, the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, and then said to him, ‘Be!’ and he was.” (Qur’an, 3:59)

So if Jesus was not God, who was he?
Click here: Who Was Jesus

Researching this topic and the feedback received was very interesting.

God knows best

Who Was Jesus?

Islam honors all the prophets who were sent to man kind by God (Allah). Muslims highly respect all prophets in general, but Jesus (pbuh) in particular, because he was one of the prophets who foretold the coming of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Muslims also await the second coming of Jesus (pbuh) and consider him one of the greatest of Allah’s prophets sent to man kind. A Muslim does not refer to him simply as Jesus, but normally adds the phrase “peace be upon him (pbuh)” as a sign of respect.

Most Christians are amazed to know the great respect Muslims have for Jesus (pbuh). Muslims agree that Jesus (pbuh) had a miraculous birth, he brought people alive from the dead and healed through the help from God (Allah).

So if Muslims agree with Jesus why don’t they agree with the Bible?
Muslims believe the original Bible (In-jeel – the gospel) which was revealed to Jesus (pbuh) and the Torah to Moses at the time were correct and a revelation from God (Allah), but were revealed for the people of that time and not for the whole of humanity.

God (Allah) sent down to Jesus the In-jeel (the gospel). Muslims believe that the Bible that we have today is authored by people who came after Jesus (pbuh). It is a known fact amongst Scholars that not a single word in the Bible was instructed to be written or written by Jesus himself during his time on Earth. The Bible was written after Jesus was risen by Allah (God).

Christians argue that the older Bible language is difficult to understand as not many speak Hebrew/Greek today. Muslims argue that if the Bible was sent down for all of Humanity, why was the Hebrew language chosen? On the other hand, the Qur’an was revealed in Arabic and 1400 years later, Muslims from around the World can read, understand and have memorised the complete Qur’an off by heart. Every Muslim is able to read or have memorised some part of the Qur’an in it’s original language.

The Qur’an mentions it was sent down for the whole of humanity and this makes sense as over 1400 years later, the Qur’an continues to keep up with us and modern Science.

Muslims do not believe the Gospels which were written later (the book of Luke, John, and so forth), after Jesus (pbuh) was raised by God. Muslims who have studied the Red Letter Bible argue that no where does Jesus (pbuh) mention ‘He was God’ or to ‘Worship him’. The text high lighted in red within the Bible were the words of Jesus (pbuh) according to Christians, but no where does he mention he was God.

As far as I am aware and from my research, no other religion in the world respects and dignifies Jesus as Islam has done. Muslims agree Jesus (pbuh) had a miraculous birth. The Qur’an confirms his virgin birth (a chapter within the Qur’an is (Mariam -Mary). Mary is considered to have been one of the purest women in all creation. Just imagine at the time, when the verse was revealed, the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had to reveal the verse from God to the Arabs, that (Mary) is considered the purest women in all creation. If the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) made up the Qur’an as some religions believe, why would the Prophet (pbuh) want to choose Mary out of all women.

The Qur’an describes the birth of Jesus (pbuh) within the verse mentioned below:

“Behold!’ the Angel said, God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you the women of all nations. Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and in the Hereafter, and one of those brought near to God.
He shall speak to the people from his cradle and in maturity, and he shall be of the righteous. She said: “My Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?’ He said: “Even so; God creates what He will. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is.” (Qur’an, 3:42-47)

Muslims also believe that Jesus was born immaculately, through the same power which had brought Eve to life and Adam into being without a father or a mother.

Another verse within the Qur’an mentions:

“Truly, the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, and then said to him, ‘Be!’ and he was.” (Qur’an, 3:59)

During his prophetic mission, Jesus (pbuh) performed many miracles. The Quran mentions Jesus (pbuh) saying:

“I have come to you with a sign from your Lord: I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it and it becomes a bird by God’s leave. And I heal the blind, and the lepers, and I raise the dead by God’s leave.” (Qur’an, 3:49)

Muhammad and Jesus, as well as the other prophets (Peace Be Upon Them All), were all sent to mankind to confirm the belief in one God. This is referred to in the Qur’an where Jesus (pbuh) is reported as saying that he came:

“To attest the law which was before me, and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden you; I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear God and obey me.” (Qur’an, 3:50)

It doesn’t stop here, Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) name, “Ahmed”, was also found in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Old Testament), and it was mentioned precisely in the Qur’an for the Prophet to be foretold by this very name, Ahmed (The praised one):

“And when Jesus the Son of Mary said, O children of Israel, verily I am the Apostle of God sent unto you, confirming the law which was delivered before me, and bringing good tidings of an Apostle who shall come after me, and whose name shall be Ahmed. And when he produced unto them evident miracles, they said, this is manifest sorcery.  (Qur’an, 61:6)”

Other translations of the above verse:
Sahih International: And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”
Pickthall: And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic.
Yusuf Ali: And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!”
Shakir: And when Isa son of Marium said: O children of Israel! surely I am the messenger of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Taurat and giving the good news of an Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmad, but when he came to them with clear arguments they said: This is clear magic.
Muhammad Sarwar: Jesus, son of Mary, said to the Israelites, “I am the Messenger of God sent to you. I confirm the Torah which is in existence and give you the glad news of the coming of a Messenger who will come after me named Ahmad.” When this Messenger came to them with all the proofs (to support his truthfulness), they said, “He is simply a magician”.
Mohsin Khan: And (remember) when ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you confirming the Taurat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed . But when he (Ahmed i.e. Muhammad SAW) came to them with clear proofs, they said: “This is plain magic.”
Arberry: And when Jesus son of Mary said, ‘Children of Israel, I am indeed the Messenger of God to you, confirming the Torah that is before me, and giving good tidings of a Messenger who shall come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ Then, when he brought them the clear signs, they said, ‘This is a manifest sorcery.’

Prophet Jesus (pbuh) here has shed the light on the old Prophecy of the coming of Prophet, Ahmed.  So Ahmed was prophesied before Christ and also during Christ’s lifetime. Amazing.

According to the Matthew (Bible):
“And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” (Matthew 21:11)

This was Jesus (pbuh). He was a mighty prophet of Allah (God). He was sent like other prophets to deliver the message of his ONE and only ONE God.

Also, according to Luke (Bible):
“And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people.” (Luke 24:19)

Jesus was a true messenger of God. He was sent by God to deliver His will. The Bible says in John:

“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” (John 5:30) 

The above verse shows the true characteristics of a prophet. They do as they are commanded by God. The Prophets were sent to deliver a message, and the only difference between them and other humans is their utmost righteousness, “mighty in deed and word” according to (Luke 24:19).

They are the best of all the people of their time. They are the only ones who could bear and act upon the commandments of God completely and fully. They are loved by God because of that, and their nearness to God comes from that.

The same applies to all other prophets. Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ismael, Isaac, Jacob, Jonah, Moses, Jesus, Jonas, Muhammad(Peace Be Upon Them All) and all the other prophets shared the same qualities. They all fully abided by what God commanded them. The Qur’an mentions the below verse:

“Say: (O’ Our Apostle Muhammad!) (unto the People) ‘We believe in God, and what hath been sent down to us, and what hath been sent down to Abraham and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Tribes, and what was given to Moses, and Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord, we make no difference between any of them, and we unto Him are muslims’” (Qur’an 3:84).

Note in the above verse from the Qur’an. “what was given to Moses, and Jesus” is not the same as the current Bible written by Paul, John, Luke, Matthew, and so on. Rather they were the true books of Moses and Jesus and a message from God at the time.

Was Jesus Crucified?
According to Muslims, Jesus (pbuh) was raised to God.

The Qur’an mentions:
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain. (Qur’an, 4:157)

and

Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise. (Qur’an, 4:158)

So you are now aware of the great respect Muslims have for Jesus (pbuh). Jesus (pbuh) and all the prophets are respected highly by Muslims. You will have heard the saying, best of both worlds. Muslims seem to have the Best of both Worlds as they love all the prophets and one of those prophets is Jesus (pbuh). It was a great experience gaining this knowledge.

Also read: Was Jesus God?

God knows best

The Quran, Bible and Torah

Whilst carrying out my research into the Miracles within the Qur’an, it was not just miracles I gained knowledge on but also found many raising various questions, the common questions were:

1) What about the Bible, what about the Torah?
2) Are they incorrect?
3) Who was Jesus (pbuh)?
4) Who was Moses (pbuh)?
5) Were they not important?
6) Were the Bible and Torah the words of God
7) Why were the Bible and Torah not preserved like the Qur’an is?

The Qur’an mentions three other scriptures within it’s verses which include The Bible and The Torah and the Prophets, including Jesus and Moses (Peace Be Upon Them). Christians believe Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) is God, The Son Of God and the Holy Spirit whereas Muslims believe Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was one of the greatest messengers of God, but not God himself. So yes, Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) is a very important part of Islam and Muslims love him but do not worship him as God.

Muslims believe Jesus did not claim divinity, nor did he say I am God or Worship me. The oldest Gospel was written after Jesus (pbuh) was raised to the Heavens by God. None of the writers of the Gosepels met Jesus (pbuh) so a lot of the verses state “according to”.  No where in the orginal testament or text highlighted in red did Jesus (pbuh) say he was God or where he said worship me.

According to muslims, Jesus (pbuh) did not say he was God or worship him. Muslims do not believe that Jesus (pbuh) was the Son of God, Mary was the mother of God and also the daughter of God. Muslims believe the original scripture revealed to Jesus (pbuh) was indeed sent down by God (Allah) but do not believe the Gospels/New versions which were written years later.

One of the verses within the Qur’an mentions. the below verse. There are many more verses which mention the prophets (Peace Be Upon Them All)

“Say: we believe in God and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma’il: Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam).”
(Qur’an, 3:84)

So what about the Bible and the Torah?
The revelations revealed to Jesus and Moses (Peace Be Upon Them) were the Word of God (Allah), but Muslims believe that the new testaments have been changed over time. Whereas the Qur’an remains in it’s original language and unchanged for over 1400 years.

God (Allah), has mentioned that the Qur’an will be protected from corruption and the miracle is that the Qur’an has not been changed as God promised.

This is why today the Qur’an has been preserved in it’s original form and also memorised in it’s original language by millions from around the World. I found many sites trying to prove this incorrect, but it was clear they were desperate to prove the Qur’an incorrect but continue to fail miserably.

So why were the other original scriptures not preserved if they were the Word of God (Allah)?
Muslims believe that the old scriptures when revealed to Jesus and Moses (Peace Be Upon Them) were the word of God (Allah), but God (Allah) never preserved them because they were revealed for the people of that time and not for the whole of Humanity.

The Qur’an mentions in several verses, that it is meant for all of Humanity. This is why today, the Qur’an continues to reveal signs which match modern science and keeps up with us even today. I would like to clear at this point that the Qur’an is not a book of science but a book of signs.

Another question which I came across, Was the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) the founder of Islam 1400 years ago?

Millions of people seem to think Islam was only discovered 1400 years ago by the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Islam was not discovered 1400 years ago, but has always existed, the Qur’an was the final message and the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was the final messenger of Allah (God). Jesus and Moses (Peace Be Upon Them) were also messengers. There were thousands of messengers but God has only mentioned the most recent.

God mentioned within the Quran, He will protect the Quran from corruption. This is why today you will find the Qur’an the same around the World. Millions have revised the Arabic off by heart which shows Allah (God) chose the language wisely. If we turn to the other scriptures, they were written in different languages such as the Bible’s original form was Ancient Hebrew/Greek but not many speak or read the language today. This is another sign to Muslims, that the Bible was sent down for the people of that time and not the whole of Humanity.

If a change was to occur within the Qur’an today, it would be noticed by millions of Muslims around the world who have revised the complete Qur’an off by heart.

Another common question is, The Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) made up the Qur’an. If you carry out your research as I did, you will find that the Qur’an could not have been made up. This was one of the reasons which inspired me to create this website. The Qur’an continues to reveal signs which could not have been known by humans over 1400 years ago, including the Universe, Human Creation, The Water Cycle and much more in such great detail that no one could have known at the time. If it was made up, it would today include many mistakes and Muslims would start questioning the verses.

Finally, another question you may come across, The Qur’an was copied from the Bible. Muslims believe the original Bible when revealed to Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was the word from God (Allah). The Qur’an was the final message, so of course the books will be similar but the Qur’an includes updated information from God for the whole of Humanity and thousands of signs which do not exist in the Bible. Basically, the Qur’an is seen as the final version.

God knows best