lying in christianity

Lying in Christianity

To find the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies accus­ing Mus­lims of exem­pli­fy­ing lying is total­ly amus­ing, to say the least, as the doc­trine of taqiyyah is exclu­sive­ly a Shi’ite doc­trine which is held onto by a mere 8% — 10% out of the total 1.3 bil­lion Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion around the world, the major­i­ty of whom are over­whelm­ing­ly Sun­ni. A refu­ta­tion of the doc­trine of taqiyyah from the Sun­ni per­spec­tive is to be not­ed here.

More­over, there is ample evi­dence from the hadith tra­di­tions which invari­ably negates the mis­sion­ary claims that Islam per­mits lying.The Prophet Muham­mad is quot­ed to have said : Let he who tru­ly believes in Allah and the Last Day speak good or be silent.” (Sahih al-Bukhari). More­over, he has specif­i­cal­ly cursed the per­son who lies to make peo­ple laugh, he said : Woe be on one who speaks and lies in order to make peo­ple laugh, woe be on him.” (Abu Dawud). See also the tra­di­tions in Abu Dawud (5004)/Mus­nad Ahmad and Sahih al-Bukhari (vol. 8, no 118). All the mis­sion­ar­ies can do to include ortho­dox Mus­lims in their alle­ga­tions is their ten­den­cy to quote from The Reliance of the Trav­el­er (Umdat as-Salik), an unof­fi­cial and sub-stan­dard fiqh man­u­al, specif­i­cal­ly geared towards Egypt­ian soci­ety of Sufi per­sua­sion and trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish by an extrem­ist het­ero­dox Sufi. Sayyid Sabiq’s Fiqh as-Sun­nah is the author­i­ta­tive ortho­dox source cov­er­ing all four Sun­ni schools of thought and this work is avail­able online.There is no ammu­ni­tion for the bank­rupt mis­sion­ar­ies in such ortho­dox sources, so it is no won­der that they resort to het­ero­dox material.

Nev­er­the­less, we have decid­ed to play their game, and would like to ask : What about lying in Chris­tian­i­ty?”

The answer : it was Paul, the self-con­fessed apos­tle” from Tar­sus, who was the first per­son to ratio­nalise his actions by hold­ing that there was no link between the peri­od in which Jesus(P) had lived and the peri­od in which he him­self now lived. Times were chang­ing and con­di­tions that pre­vailed were such that the eth­ic of Jesus(P) was out of date and could no longer be applied. It was with such a view that Paul took stock of the sit­u­a­tion which exist­ed then and taught what the Gen­tiles seem to require him to believe :

All things are law­ful unto me, but I will not be brought under the pow­er of any.” (1 Corinthi­ans 6:12)

Dur­ing the min­istry of Jesus(P), Saul (Paul) was a ded­i­cat­ed mem­ber of a pow­er­ful, exclu­sive Jew­ish sect called Phar­isees (Acts 26:5). Their pre­ten­sions to sanc­ti­ty had labelled them as hyp­ocrites. When these over­bear­ing vain-glo­ri­ous Jews con­front­ed Jesus(P), he called them :

You are of your father the dev­il, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a mur­der­er from the begin­ning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie he speaketh of his own : for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)

Saul, a zeal­ous per­se­cu­tor of the devot­ed dis­ci­ples of Christ, became the first Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary and an apos­tle to the Gen­tiles after con­vert­ing him­self to Chris­tian­i­ty by a vision”, which he claims he had, while on the road to Dam­as­cus. The mis­sion­ary changed his name from Saul to Paul and became the biggest con­trib­u­tor to the Books of the New Tes­ta­ment. From the above verse, Jesus(P) like many of his pre­de­ces­sors con­demned lying, deceit and hypocrisy. Lying is con­demned sev­er­al times through­out the Bible, and deceit by its own nature, is sin­ful and can only lead to haz­ardous con­se­quences. What does Peter say in regards to guileThe Greek word is dolos”, which means bait” or snare”, deceit is ren­dered” (W.E. Vine, Vine’s Expos­i­to­ry Dic­tio­nary of Old & New Tes­ta­ment Words, Thomas Nel­son Pub­lish­ers (1997), under the word GUILE’, p. 515). See also Strong’s #1388 which defines dolos as craft, deceit, guile, sub­til­i­ty” (p. 34)?

For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that speak no guile.” (1 Peter 3:12)

The verse speaks for itself. One of the fac­tors that hin­der man’s suc­cess in this world and eter­nal life in the here­after, is the use of guile. But on his own admit­tance, what does Paul say ?

But be it so, I did not bur­den you : nev­er­the­less being crafty, I caught you with guile.” (2 Corinthi­ans 12:16)

On his own admis­sion, Paul is say­ing that he uses decep­tion in his modus operan­di. In all the new ver­sions of the Bible, the more com­mon term of deceit” is replaced instead. This state­ment is made long after his con­ver­sion to Chris­tian­i­ty, in the phase when he sup­posed to be blessed and right­eous, and most impor­tant­ly of all, being guid­ed by Christ. Paul was not only a rejec­tor of the Mosa­ic Law and the Jesus Eth­ic, he also assert­ed that he was a law unto him­self. Many peo­ple, obvi­ous­ly, could not accept this. Thus Paul respond­ed with :

For if the truth of God hath more abound­ed through my lie unto His Glo­ry ; why yet I am also judged a sin­ner ?” (Romans 3:7 – 8)

It can be ascer­tained from this state­ment that although Paul knew that he was lying, he felt that the means jus­ti­fied the end, but it is not under­stand­able how truth would abound through a lie. Accord­ing to this rea­son­ing, if the man Jesus was equat­ed with God, then what objec­tions could a fol­low­er of Jesus have ?

Guile is cer­tain­ly decep­tion. Flat­tery is sim­ply rather shame­ful. And they lend them­selves nice­ly to each oth­er. But decep­tion — espe­cial­ly for the sake of pros­e­ly­tiz­ing — was start­ed by Paul and became the rai­son d’être of those who laid the foun­da­tion of the Euro­pean church. Thus the mis­sion­ar­ies of today seem to have no qualms in uti­liz­ing it. Decep­tion is the name of the game, and this is obvi­ous when the mis­sion­ar­ies start sub­sti­tut­ing exclu­sive­ly Mus­lim phras­es such as insha’al­lah (God will­ing) for Lord Jesus will­ing”, sub­hana Allah (Praise God) with Praise Lord Jesus”, Wa Allahu a’lam” (God knows best) with Jesus knows best”, e.g. in their arti­cles which open­ly berate Islam. Anoth­er attempt at guile is the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary activ­i­ty of church-plant­i­ng” in Mus­lim nations where they open­ly state their desire to con­vert Mus­lims by hook or by crook”.

Per­haps the mis­sion­ar­ies in their pick-and-choose” reli­gion had suf­fered from amne­sia and for­got­ten the fol­low­ing : Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniq­ui­ty, and in whose spir­it there is no guile.” (Psalms 32:2) And only God knows best !

Cite this arti­cle as : Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi, Lying in Chris­tian­i­ty,” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Octo­ber 14, 2005, last accessed May 29, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​i​t​y​/​l​y​i​n​g​-​i​n​-​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​i​ty/
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  1. -http://​www​.exam​ine​thetruth​.com/​W​h​o​_​I​s​_​G​o​d​/​b​a​b​y​_​g​o​d​.​htm Christianity’s Baby God.

    -Chris­tian­i­ty’s ori­gins in ancient Pagan reli­gion : Chris­tian­i­ty also bor­rowed ele­ments of Jesus’ mythol­o­gy. Sons of God born of a mor­tal woman, and mir­a­cles (includ­ing turn­ing water into wine, walk­ing on water, and espe­cial­ly heal­ing the sick) were com­mon ele­ments of pre-Chris­t­ian Pagan reli­gions. Mithras had em. So did Diony­sus, Attis, Osiris, and Orpheus. And more.

    - Sal­va­tion !! ” But those who believe and work right­eous­ness will be admit­ted to gar­dens beneath which rivers flow,- to dwell there­in for aye with the leave of their Lord. Their greet­ing there­in will be : Peace!” — Quran 14:23

    - http://​www​.islam​world​.net/​n​e​v​e​r​w​a​s​.​h​tml The God That nev­er Was . — By Ahmed dedaat

    -” Every hon­est Jew who knows the his­to­ry of his peo­ple can­not but feel a deep sense of grat­i­tude to Islam, which has pro­tect­ed the Jews for fifty gen­er­a­tions, while the Chris­t­ian world per­se­cut­ed the Jews and tried many times by the sword” to get them to aban­don their faith “.– Uri Avn­ery (jew­ish Writter)

    - jesus said : ” ” Think not that I came to send peace on the earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword.For I came to set a man at vari­ance against his father, and the daugh­ter against her moth­er, and the daugh­ter in law against her moth­er in law:”- MATTHEW 10:34 – 35

    Chris­tian­i­ty is Copy of pagan­ism : (Attis ) Man-god of Egypy , was born of the Vir­gin Nana on Decem­ber 25th.He was both the Father and the Divine Son.Called the Good Shep­pard,” the Most High God,” the Only Begot­ten Son” and Sav­ior.”

    -Islam is the fastest grow­ing reli­gion in the U.S. -(U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, Oct. 8, 1990). It is grow­ing at a rate of 400% per year in the USA.

    - http://​thetruere​li​gion​.org/​m​o​d​u​l​e​s​/​x​f​s​e​c​t​i​o​n​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​.​p​h​p​?​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​i​d​=​250 Gary Miller :For­mer Chris­t­ian Priests and Mis­sion­ar­ies who have Embraced Islam

    -The Church made a sacred day of Sun­day … large­ly because it was the week­ly fes­ti­val of the sun ; for it was a def­i­nite Chris­t­ian pol­i­cy to take over the pagan fes­ti­vals endeared to the peo­ple by tra­di­tion, and to give them a Chris­t­ian sig­nif­i­cance.” (The Pagan­ism in Our Chris­tian­i­ty, Arthur Weigall, quot­ed by Sev­enth-day Adven­tists to prove that Sun­day is pagan)

    -Pagan­ism Turned to chris­tia­ni­an­i­ty : first-begot­ten, androg­y­nous son. His male name is called First-Beget­tress Sophia, Moth­er of the Uni­verse.’ Some call her Love.’ Now the first-begot­ten is called Christ.’ — Text from the sophia Jesus christ

    -“My choice of Muham­mad to lead the list of the world’s most influ­en­tial per­sons may sur­prise some read­ers and may be ques­tioned by oth­ers, but he was the only man in his­to­ry who was supreme­ly suc­cess­ful on both the reli­gious and sec­u­lar lev­el.” ‑Michael H. Hart THE 100 : A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY , NEW YORK, Hart Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny , INC

    - http://​islam​to​mor​row​.com/​b​i​b​l​e​/​A​r​i​a​n​i​s​m​_​v​s​_​c​o​u​n​c​i​l​_​n​i​c​a​e​a​.​htm How Did 1 God Become 3 ? :Excerpts and Quotes From The Catholic Church His­to­ry . Ari­an­ism Ver­sus the Coun­cil of Nicaea — By Broth­er John Raymond

    bible says : Kill Non­be­liev­ers : ” They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul ; and every­one who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. “- (2 Chron­i­cles 15:12 – 13 NAB)

    http://​www​.timeson​line​.co​.uk/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e/013509 – 1811332,00.html THE hier­ar­chy of the Roman Catholic Church has pub­lished a teach­ing doc­u­ment instruct­ing the faith­ful that some parts of the Bible are not actu­al­ly true.

    - http://​www​.timeson​line​.co​.uk/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e/013509 – 2434625.html A retired priest com­mit­ted sui­cide by set­ting him­self on fire in a Ger­man monastery in protest at the spread of Islam and the Protes­tant Church’s inabil­i­ty to con­tain it.

  2. - ” A curse on him who keeps his sword from blood­shed!” — (Jere­mi­ah 48:10)

    -(Deuteronomy:20:13)-(And when the LORD thy God hath deliv­ered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male there­of with the edge of the sword

    -(Psalms:137:9)-(Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy lit­tle ones against the stones.)

    - Jesus said : ” And he said unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and like­wise a wal­let ; and he that hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.”- LUKE 22:36
     — Jesus said : ”
    But these mine ene­mies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring hith­er, and slay THEM BEFORE ME. “- Luke 19:27

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World’s_Sixteen_Crucified_Saviors World’s Six­teen Cru­ci­fied Saviors(GODS), or Chris­tian­i­ty Before Christ was an 1875 book writ­ten by 19th cen­tu­ry lec­tur­er and scep­tic Kersey Graves.

    Chris­tin­i­ty from Pagans orr­gion : http://home.earthlink.net/~pgwhacker/ChristianOrigins/PaganChrists.html#mithras PAGANISM :Pagans’ Man-Gods (Ori­gin chris­tian­i­ty) Q : Where did the dying-reborn God myth start ?

    http://​www​.mys​tae​.com/​r​e​s​t​r​i​c​t​e​d​/​r​e​f​l​e​c​t​i​o​n​s​/​m​e​s​s​i​a​h​/​p​a​g​a​n​.​h​tml Egypt­ian and Pagan Themes in Chris­t­ian Tra­di­tion : — Be of good cheer, sacred band of Ini­ti­ates, your God has risen from the dead. His pains and suf­fer­ings shall be your sal­va­tion.” — Words uttered by Mithra­ic priest

    -

  3. Jesus said ” ” Think not that I came to send peace on the earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword.For I came to set a man at vari­ance against his father, and the daugh­ter against her moth­er, and the daugh­ter in law against her moth­er in law:”- MATTHEW 10:34 – 35 > http://islamplanet.jeeran.com/mercy%20and%20peace.html Is bible the book of mer­cy and peace ??

    Tomas ( Tomas said on 11 Feb­ru­ary 2006 : )

  4. Nice refu­ta­tion to Thomas broth­er, that was an enjoy­able read of refutations.

    As for the arti­cle by MENJ, great job on that. It’s all good :-D

  5. I think every issue rose by thomas has been refut­ed by Islamispeace.
    thats all

  6. Where are you Tomas ?

  7. im not alearned mus­lim but always try to insha allah. Read­ing through the com­ment is very inter­st­ing. here in malaysia, there are mus­lim con­vert­ed to chris­t­ian and alot more from chris­tion to islam.
    one thing that i not­ed is that nor­mal­ly those con­vert­ed to christin actu­al­ly mus­lim that born with and dont real­ly prac­tise islam and­want­ed to be free but those con­vert to islam because they want to sub­mit them­selves. i have a few new brethren in islam work­ing with me

  8. You said :
    ?Jesus words nev­er change
    (Matthew 24:35)

    I’ll show you that he does change his words from the same book that you quot­ed above.

    matthew 5:14 – 16
    14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can­not be hid­den. 15Neither do peo­ple light a lamp and PUT IT UNDERBOWL. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives LIGHT to EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE. 16In the same way, let your light SHINE BEFORE MEN, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

    The only way the light is going to shine is by doing what he con­demns in
    matthew 6:1 – 4 oth­er­wise how else is the light going to shine ? By putting it under a bowl ?

    1“Be care­ful not to do your acts of right­eous­ness’ before men, to BE SEEN BY THEM. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
    2“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trum­pets, as the hyp­ocrites do in the syn­a­gogues and on the streets, to be hon­ored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your giv­ing may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    In these vers­es he wants to put the LIGHT UNDER THE bowl.

  9. Jesus is the name of all names, To him every knee will bow and every tounge will con­fess, he is the light of all light, and that is some­thing every mus­lim, jew hin­du and athi­est will one day con­fess (Judge­ment day). You should turn to him now while you still have a chance to be saved , for he loves you. I would love fory­ou to com­ment me back , thank you , Tomas Nona.

    –If this god of yours is all love as you say and that he got spat at and tor­tured by Satan?s bud­dies and final­ly nailed to a cross then why would any Mus­lim, Jew, Hin­du etc want to bow down before this god of yours ? Isn?t love all about bow­ing down before your ene­mies ? Why would­n’t love thy ene­my” apply on judge­ment day ?

  10. broth­er,

    i think you have respond­ed to the claims of our well-inten­tioned but mis­led catholic friend here.

    let me add an exam­ple of the prophet’s mer­cy. the prophet was dri­ven out of Taif, and the peo­ple there even ordered the chil­dren to throw stones at the Beloved Prophet. angel gabriel came to the Prophet with the angel of the moun­tains, say­ing that had the Beloved prophet want­ed to, the angel would have crushed taif between the moun­tains. But the Beloved Prophet, instead of aveng­ing him­self, prayed to God that a devout gen­er­a­tion rise from Taif. By the Grace of God, taif remains Mus­lim to this day. But in the bible, elisha sum­moned a bear to kill the chil­dren who were call­ing him baldhead.

    Pagan rites in Islam ? I have no prob­lem if some of the rites in islam are appar­ent­ly sim­i­lar to pagan rites, it just mean that those rites were retained, because they are true por­tions of the reli­gion of Abra­ham which sur­vived with the arabs. God ordered the Prophet to leave out the pagan addi­tions, and retain the abra­ham­ic rites. what is pagan­is­tic is the belief in the god or son of god who became man, was tried, died, har­rowed hell, and then rose up again to immor­tal­i­ty. that is the core of pagan­ism, the wor­ship of baal, satan the accursed’s favorite lie and it was con­demned by God.

    Tomas, we love you too, but please, use the mind which God gave you, and use your heart. we mus­lims believe in the God of Mer­cy. if you come to Him walk­ing, He will come to you run­ning, and if you come to Him on a handspan’s length, He will come to you at the length of an arm’s width. were you to come to Him with sins equal to the whole world, He will meet you with for­give­ness there­of, with no need for blood, unlike the demons who pre­tend to be gods, who need blood to feed on, kind of like how you think of God. peace, and may God Almighty grant you His Guidance.

  11. Hel­lo Tomas. I was read­ing through your response to broth­er Mohd’s arti­cle and felt I should offer my views. Besides not respond­ing to the actu­al issue that the arti­cle was con­cerned with, you offered some bizarre rea­sons for not accept­ing Islam as the truth. InshaAl­lah, I will go through each of your argu­ments. So, let us begin.

    You said :
    Jesus is the Son of God
    (John 10:36)
    Mohammed was a man
    (Surah 18:110)”

    No doubt, Muham­mad (pbuh) was a man. We agree here. As for John 10:36, you do a rather poor job of quot­ing your own scrip­ture. John 10:36 does not say that Jesus (pbuh) is the son of God (lit­er­al­ly atleast). Here is what the rel­e­vant vers­es actu­al­ly say :

    31Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, 32but Jesus said to them, I have shown you many great mir­a­cles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

    33“We are not ston­ing you for any of these,” replied the Jews, but for blas­phe­my, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

    34Jesus answered them, Is it not writ­ten in your Law, I have said you are gods’[e]? 35If he called them gods,’ to whom the word of God came?and the Scrip­ture can­not be bro­ken ? 36what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world ? Why then do you accuse me of blas­phe­my because I said, I am God’s Son’?” (John 10:31 – 36

    Notice that Jesus (pbuh) quotes Psalms 82:6 as his defense. Psalms 82:6 states :

    6 I said, You are gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’ ”

    In this verse, God states that the prophets are all sons of God. So, the ques­tion is are all the prophets to be wor­shipped ? Fur­ther­more, in Luke 3:38, Adam (pbuh) is referred to as the son of God. Are we to wor­ship him to ? Just refer­ring to some­one as the son of God means that per­son is divine ? Sounds a bit ridicu­lous to me (no offence).

    You said :
    Jesus per­formed miracles
    (Mark 7:37)
    Mohammed Did not per­form miracles
    (Surah 17:59)”

    We agree that Jesus (pbuh) per­formed mir­a­cles. All prophets did. Your ref­er­ence to Surah 17:59 is out of place. Here is what it states :

    And We refrain from send­ing the signs, only because the men of for­mer gen­er­a­tions treat­ed them as false : We sent the she-camel to the Thamud to open their eyes, but they treat­ed her wrong­ful­ly : We only send the Signs by way of ter­ror (and warn­ing from evil).” (The Holy Quran 17:59)

    In this verse, God says that He does not send His signs to the unbe­liev­ers because those who came before reject­ed them. Instead, He sends His signs through His mes­sen­gers, in this case Muham­mad (pbuh). Con­trary to what you claim, Muham­mad (pbuh) did indeed per­form mir­a­cles, many of which were unique and had nev­er been per­formed before. For a con­cise list of some of his mir­a­cles, please the following :
    http://​thetruere​li​gion​.org/​m​o​d​u​l​e​s​/​w​f​s​e​c​t​i​o​n​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​.​p​h​p​?​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​i​d​=​106

    You said :
    Jesus knew what is inside people?s hearts
    (Rev­e­la­tion 2:23)
    Mohammed did not know what is inside People?s hearts
    (Surah 11:31)”

    Again, we agree that Muham­mad (pbuh) did no know what is inside peo­ple’s hearts. What is your point ? Does this prove that he was not a prophet ? I don’t think so. As for Jesus (pbuh), the Bible clear­ly states that he did not know every­thing, hence he could not be God. See Mark 13:32 :

    32“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heav­en, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

    In plain words, Jesus (pbuh) admits that he does not have infi­nite knowl­edge. Hence, he is not God.

    You said :
    Jesus is our advo­cate with the Father
    (1 John 2:1 & 2)
    Mohammed is not our advo­cate with the Father
    (Surah 9:80)”

    Surah 9:80 refers specif­i­cal­ly to the hyp­ocrites, and states that if Muham­mad (pbuh) was to ask for­give­ness for them, God would not for­give them because of their com­mit­ting the sin of hypocrisy. No where does it state that Muham­mad (pbuh) can­not ask for­give­ness for the true believ­ers. In fact, the Quran states that :

    “No inter­ces­sion can avail in His Pres­ence, except for those for whom He has grant­ed per­mis­sion. So far (is this the case) that, when ter­ror is removed from their hearts (at the Day of Judg­ment, then) will they say, what is it that your Lord com­mand­ed?’ they will say, That which is true and just ; and He is the Most High Most Great’.” (The Holy Quran 34:23)

    There­fore, God states that inter­ces­sion will only be accept­ed if He wills it or allows it. Hav­ing said that, let us look at some hadiths from Sahih Bukhari :

    Vol­ume 1, Book 7, Num­ber 331 :

    Nar­rat­ed Jabir bin Abdul­lah :

    The Prophet said, I have been giv­en five things which were not giv­en to any one else before me.

    1. Allah made me vic­to­ri­ous by awe, (by His fright­en­ing my ene­mies) for a dis­tance of one mon­th’s journey.

    2. The earth has been made for me (and for my fol­low­ers) a place for pray­ing and a thing to per­form Tayam­mum, there­fore any­one of my fol­low­ers can pray wher­ev­er the time of a prayer is due.

    3. The booty has been made Halal (law­ful) for me yet it was not law­ful for any­one else before me.

    4. I have been giv­en the right of inter­ces­sion (on the Day of Resurrection).

    5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.”

    Vol­ume 4, Book 55, Num­ber 556 :

    Nar­rat­ed Abu Huraira :

    We were in the com­pa­ny of the Prophet at a ban­quet and a cooked (mut­ton) fore­arm was set before him, and he used to like it. He ate a morsel of it and said, I will be the chief of all the peo­ple on the Day of Res­ur­rec­tion. Do you know how Allah will gath­er all the first and the last (peo­ple) in one lev­el place where an observ­er will be able to see (all) of them and they will be able to hear the announc­er, and the sun will come near to them. Some Peo­ple will say : Don’t you see, in what con­di­tion you are and the state to which you have reached ? Why don’t you look for a per­son who can inter­cede for you with your Lord ? Some peo­ple will say : Appeal to your father, Adam.’ They will go to him and say : O Adam ! You are the father of all mankind, and Allah cre­at­ed you with His Own Hands, and ordered the angels to pros­trate for you, and made you live in Par­adise. Will you not inter­cede for us with your Lord ? Don’t you see in what (mis­er­able) state we are, and to what con­di­tion we have reached?’ On that Adam will reply, My Lord is so angry as He has nev­er been before and will nev­er be in the future ; (besides), He for­bade me (to eat from) the tree, but I dis­obeyed (Him), (I am wor­ried about) myself ! Myself ! Go to some­body else ; go to Noah.’ They will go to Noah and say ; O Noah ! You are the first amongst the mes­sen­gers of Allah to the peo­ple of the earth, and Allah named you a thank­ful slave. Don’t you see in what a (mis­er­able) state we are and to what con­di­tion we have reached ? Will you not inter­cede for us with your Lord ? Noah will reply : Today my Lord has become so angry as he had nev­er been before and will nev­er be in the future Myself ! Myself ! Go to the Prophet (Muham­mad). The peo­ple will come to me, and I will pros­trate myself under­neath Allah’s Throne. Then I will be addressed : O Muham­mad ! Raise your head ; inter­cede, for your inter­ces­sion will be accept­ed, and ask (for any­thing). for you will be given. ”

    It must be point­ed out that Muham­mad’s (pbuh) inter­ces­sion is an hon­or bestowed on him by God and as a favor of God to the believ­ers. The inter­ces­sion will only apply to the true believ­ers, not the hyp­ocrites or unbelievers.

    You said :
    Jesus for­bade His fol­low­ers to use the sword
    (Matthew 26:52)
    Mohammed urged his fol­low­ers to use the sword
    (Surah 8:65)”

    So just because Muham­mad (pbuh) urged his fol­low­ers to defend them­selves, that makes him a false prophet ? What kind of log­ic is this ? Did not Moses (pbuh), David (pbuh), Solomon (pbuh) and Saul (pbuh) all use the sword to defend their peo­ple ? Were they false prophets ? Anoth­er ques­tion is did Muham­mad (pbuh) kill women and chil­dren dur­ing the bat­tles he lead, like Moses and the oth­er prophets did in the Bible ? You know which vers­es I am refer­ring to. In addi­tion, you quot­ed Surah 8:65, but over­looked (per­haps inten­tion­al­ly) Surah 8:61 which states :

    But if the ene­my incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah : for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).” (The Holy Quran 8:61)

    You said :
    Jesus taught forgiveness
    (Matthew 5:38,39)
    Mohammed taught revenge
    (Surah 2:194)”

    Once again, you over­looked anoth­er impor­tant verse which would have cleared up any con­fu­sion. Surah 9:190 states :

    Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not trans­gress lim­its ; for Allah loveth not trans­gres­sors.” (The Holy Quran 2:190)

    So, this verse states that mus­lims are to fight only in defense and nev­er in aggres­sion. What is so wrong with this philosophy ?

    In addi­tion, when Muham­mad (pbuh) con­quered Mec­ca, and returned to the city of his birth, he lev­elled no retal­i­a­tion against the Mec­ca­ns, who had done so many ter­ri­ble things to him and his fol­low­ers. At the head of a 10,000 strong army, Muham­mad (pbuh) asked the cheifs of Mecca :

    What do you expect from me?”
    They replied we expect mercy.”
    He answered you have it.”

    He for­gave the peo­ple who had per­se­cut­ed him and his fol­low­ers, waged war against him and killed many of his fol­low­ers and did not retal­i­ate. What com­pas­sion and mer­cy ! Had he want­ed, he could have laid waste to Mec­ca and its peo­ple, like the Bible com­mand­ed the believ­ers to do in Deuteron­o­my 3:3 – 7 :

    3 So the LORD our God also gave into our hands Og king of Bashan and all his army. We struck them down, leav­ing no sur­vivors. 4 At that time we took all his cities. There was not one of the six­ty cities that we did not take from them?the whole region of Argob, Og’s king­dom in Bashan. 5 All these cities were for­ti­fied with high walls and with gates and bars, and there were also a great many unwalled vil­lages. 6 We com­plete­ly destroyed [a] them, as we had done with Sihon king of Hes­h­bon, destroy­ing [b] every city?men, women and chil­dren. 7 But all the live­stock and the plun­der from their cities we car­ried off for ourselves.”

    You said :
    Jesus was sinless
    (1 Peter : 2:22)
    Mohammed was sinful
    (Surah 47:19)”

    Well, the Bible claims that Jesus (pbuh) was tempt­ed by the Dev­il. If he was sin­less, then why would he be tempt­ed and why would the Dev­il even try ? Islam teach­es that all the prophets, includ­ing Muham­mad (pbuh) were pro­tect­ed from com­mit­ting major sins, but they could still com­mite minor sins due to for­get­ful­ness. These are the faults referred to in Surah 47:19.

    You said :
    Jesus words nev­er change
    (Matthew 24:35)
    The Quran words changed
    (Surah 16:101)”

    If Jesus’ (pbuh) words nev­er change, then why do some ver­sions of the Bible con­tain vers­es that oth­er Bibles don’t ? Why does the NIV state that Mark 1:1 is not found in some ear­ly man­u­scripts ? Why do most bib­li­cal schol­ars con­sid­er Mark 16:9 – 20 as forg­eries which were not found in the ear­li­est man­u­scripts ? As for the Quran, we know that it has nev­er changed. The words are today as they were when they were first revealed. Surah 16:101 states :

    When We sub­sti­tute one rev­e­la­tion for anoth­er,- and Allah knows best what He reveals (in stages),- they say, Thou art but a forg­er”: but most of them under­stand not.”

    What this means is that when God abro­gates pre­vi­ous rev­e­la­tions, which are still record­ed in the Quran, He does it for a rea­son. Let me give you an exam­ple. The pro­hi­bi­tion of alco­hol was not done imme­di­ate­ly. In fact, the Quran brought about a GRADUAL pro­hi­bi­tion of alco­hol, by urg­ing the believ­ers to give up alco­hol, and once the prob­lem was under con­trol, the pro­hi­bi­tion was final. Had the Quran issued an imme­di­ate pro­hi­bi­tion of alco­hol, with­out allow­ing a time peri­od for reha­bil­i­ta­tion, the results would have been dev­as­tat­ing, much like the failed pro­hi­bi­tion of alco­hol in America.

    You said :
    Jesus healed the blind man
    (Luke 18:35 – 43)
    Mohammed turned away from the blind man
    (Surah 80:1 – 10)”

    You need to under­stand the whole sto­ry before you judge the sit­u­a­tion. The blind man who Muham­mad (pbuh) turned away was already a mus­lim who was seek­ing to learn about the reli­gion. At the time he went to see the prophet, Muham­mad (pbuh) was try­ing to per­suade anoth­er indi­vid­ual to accept Islam. Nat­u­ral­ly, he was con­cen­trat­ing on guid­ing this indi­vid­ual and when the blind man came to him, he turned him away because he felt that help­ing the unbe­liev­er to accept Islam was more impor­tant at the time. Now, it is impor­tant to note that God rebuked him for doing this. So, yes he did turn him away but not out of hatred or indifference.

    You said :
    Jesus called on peo­ple to come to Him
    (Matthew 11:28 – 30)
    Mohammed was admon­ished because he sent peo­ple away
    (Surah 6:52)”

    All Surah 6:52 is say­ing to Muham­mad (pbuh) is don’t do these things. It is set­ting the guide­lines, noth­ing more.

    You said :
    Jesus taught monogamy
    (Matthew 19:5,6)
    Mohammed taught polygamy
    (Surah 4:3)”

    Matthew 19 does not pro­hib­it polygamy. Here is what the vers­es actu­al­ly state :

    4“Haven’t you read,” he replied, that at the begin­ning the Cre­ator made them male and female,’[a] 5and said, For this rea­son a man will leave his father and moth­er and be unit­ed to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? 6So they are no longer two, but one. There­fore what God has joined togeth­er, let man not separate.”

    The top­ic of the first part of Matthew 19 is divorce, not monogamy. So, the vers­es you men­tioned are speak­ing about the dis­hon­or of divorce. So, please bring forth a verse which actu­al­ly pro­hibits polygamy. The verse must state polygamy is not allowed.” Until you can bring a verse like this, you have not proven that the Bible pro­hibits polygamy. Let us also not for­get that David and Solomon had mul­ti­ple wives (Solomon is thought to have had 100s of wives) where­as Muham­mad (pbuh) had around 10 or 11 in his life­time, most of whom were old women or widows.

    You said :
    Peo­ple were free to accept Jesus ? mes­sage or reject it
    (Luke 10:10,11)
    Peo­ple were forced to accept Mohammed?s message
    (Surah 9:29)”

    Let us actu­al­ly read what verse 29 says :

    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that for­bid­den which hath been for­bid­den by Allah and His Mes­sen­ger, nor acknowl­edge the reli­gion of Truth, (even if they are) of the Peo­ple of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with will­ing sub­mis­sion, and feel them­selves sub­dued.” (The Holy Quran 9:29)

    This verse com­mands the mus­lims to sub­due the non-mus­lims liv­ing in an Islam­ic state who refuse to pay the jizya, which is a tax levied on non-mus­lims. Non-mus­lims liv­ing in an Islam­ic state have a choice : accept Islam or retain their own reli­gion and pay a tax. Sounds fair, does­n’t it ? In return for the pay­ment of this tax, they are giv­en the right to prac­tice their reli­gion, and are pro­tect­ed by the law. Even if an ene­my army attacks the coun­try, the non-mus­lims are not required to fight ! They are exempt­ed from mil­i­tary ser­vice. What do you find so offen­sive about this concept ?

    As for your moon-god” claims, I will refer you to a nice arti­cle which refut­ed this nonsense :
    http://​www​.bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​i​n​d​e​x​.​p​h​p​/​a​r​t​i​c​l​e​s​/​d​o​-​m​u​s​l​i​m​s​-​w​o​r​s​h​i​p​-​t​h​e​-​m​o​o​n​-​god

    I would like you to actu­al­ly bring evi­dence for your claims. Just say­ing that Hubal was the moon-god” does not make it so. Please bring evi­dence, although I sus­pect that the evi­dence” you bring will be from the works of peo­ple like Robert Morey, whose writ­ings have been refut­ed already.

    Now, since you like to claim that Islam is root­ed in pagan­ism (which it is not), let us see if the same claim can be made against Christianity :

    http://​en​.wikipedia​.org/​w​i​k​i​/​P​a​g​a​n​_​b​e​l​i​e​f​s​_​s​u​r​r​o​u​n​d​i​n​g​_​C​h​r​i​s​t​mas

    Islam is your sal­va­tion my friend. You should accept it now before it is too late. Peace be upon you.

  12. dear Mohd, i am a catholic from Iraq. I did not con­vert, I was born one.I do not believe what you say about Chris­tian­i­ty say­ing that it is the easy path and there­fore you should not chose it”. Chris­tian­i­ty may sound easy to a mus­lim , but it is not. It is not enough for a catholic to believe in Christ in order to go to heav­en, you need to prac­tise in prayer, love and the teach­ings of Jesus Christ, the only son of God. I ask you to please , do not look at amer­i­ca and chris­t­ian fundumentalists
    and think that all chris­tians are like that. Real Chris­tians do not hold hate towards mus­lims like Amer­i­ca does. Chris­tians look at ter­ror­ists and know that not all mslims are like that either. I live now in cana­da and a strong believ­er in my faith. I hold no hatred to mus­lims, but have many many rea­son why i am of my faith. do not think i am biased for being a catholic because my par­ents are ; i have stud­ied all main reli­gions in the world and find Chris­tian­i­ty to be the right one.
    These are some proves why The gospel of Jesus is true and not that of Mohammed

    Jesus is the Son of God
    (John 10:36)
    Mohammed was a man
    (Surah 18:110)
    Jesus per­formed miracles
    (Mark 7:37)
    Mohammed Did not per­form miracles
    (Surah 17:59)
    Jesus knew what is inside peo­ple’s hearts
    (Rev­e­la­tion 2:23)
    Mohammed did not know what is inside Peo­ple’s hearts
    (Surah 11:31)
    Jesus is our advo­cate with the Father
    (1 John 2:1 & 2)
    Mohammed is not our advo­cate with the Father
    (Surah 9:80)
    Jesus for­bade His fol­low­ers to use the sword
    (Matthew 26:52)
    Mohammed urged his fol­low­ers to use the sword
    (Surah 8:65)
    Jesus taught forgiveness
    (Matthew 5:38,39)
    Mohammed taught revenge
    (Surah 2:194)
    Jesus was sinless
    (1 Peter : 2:22)
    Mohammed was sinful
    (Surah 47:19)
    Jesus words nev­er change
    (Matthew 24:35)
    The Quran words changed
    (Surah 16:101)
    Jesus healed the blind man
    (Luke 18:35 – 43)
    Mohammed turned away from the blind man
    (Surah 80:1 – 10)
    Jesus called on peo­ple to come to Him
    (Matthew 11:28 – 30)
    Mohammed was admon­ished because he sent peo­ple away
    (Surah 6:52)
    Jesus taught monogamy
    (Matthew 19:5,6)
    Mohammed taught polygamy
    (Surah 4:3)
    Peo­ple were free to accept Jesus’ mes­sage or reject it
    (Luke 10:10,11)
    Peo­ple were forced to accept Mohammed’s message
    (Surah 9:29)

    there is also the fact that when mec­ca­ns wor­shipped many gods before islam came, Mohammeds fam­i­ly wor­shipped the moon god, a moon god named hubal. In Mec­ca, there was a god named Hubal who was Lord of the Kabah.
    This Hubal was a moon god.
    One Mus­lim apol­o­gist con­fessed that the idol of moon god Hubal was placed upon the roof of the Kaba about 400 years before Muham­mad. This may in fact be the ori­gin of why the cres­cent moon is on top of every minaret at the Kaba today and the cen­tral sym­bol of Islam a
    top of every mosque through­out the world. Please believe me when i say i am not mak­ing this up.
    # The moon god was also referred to as al-ilah”. This is not a prop­er name of a sin­gle spe­cif­ic god, but a gener­ic ref­er­ence mean­ing the god”. Each local pagan Arab tribe would refer to their own local trib­al pagan god as al-ilah”.
    al-ilah” was lat­er short­ened to Allah before Muham­mad began pro­mot­ing his new reli­gion in 610 AD.
    There is evi­dence that Hubal was referred to as Allah”.
    When Muham­mad came along, he dropped all ref­er­ences to the name Hubal” but retained the gener­ic Allah”.
    Muham­mad retained almost all the pagan rit­u­als of the Arabs at the Kaba and rede­fined them in monothe­is­tic terms.
    Regard­less of the specifics of the facts, it is clear that Islam is derived from pagan­ism that once wor­shiped a moon-god.
    Although Islam is today a monothe­ist reli­gion, its roots are in paganism.

    So there , what have writ­ten to you is evi­dence and one of the many many rea­son why i believe islam is false. But there is a God, one who loves all mus­lims peo­ple, he is the one true God, the father of our sav­ior Jesus Chris,

    Jesus is the name of all names, To him every knee will bow and every tounge will con­fess, he is the light of all light, and that is some­thing every mus­lim, jew hin­du and athi­est will one day con­fess (Judge­ment day). You should turn to him now while you still have a chance to be saved , for he loves you. I would love fory­ou to com­ment me back , thank you , Tomas Nona.

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