Monday, November 23, 2015

Islam as Misunderstood by Christians

The text below is a collection of subject matters about Islam that is misunderstood by non-Muslim especially the Christians. Below is a list of those misunderstood factors that is being put forward for us to ponder as they think nothing defies logic like Islam:-
The challenge that Muhammad did not claimed himself a Prophet
The Christians claimed Muslims ask them to show where Jesus claimed to be God in the Bible yet they cannot show you where Mohammed claimed to be a prophet from the Qur'an. Below is a verse in the Quran which proclaim Muhammad’s claim not only to be a messenger but also a Prophet of Allah:-
Say: "O men! I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth: there is no god but He: it is He That giveth both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Unlettered Prophet, who believeth in Allah and His words: follow him that (so) ye may be guided." (7:158)
Islam claims Jesus is a prophet of Islam lower than Mohammed.
Islam never claim Jesus (Pbuh) is lower than Muhammad (Pbuh) in fact we are commanded to treat them equal and those who believe obey Allah’s command and there is reward from Allah for not differentiating among the messengers as stated:-
The Messenger believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah, His angels, His books, and His messengers. "We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His messengers." And they say: "We hear, and we obey: (We seek) Thy forgiveness, our Lord, and to Thee is the end of all journeys." (2:285)
And those who believe in God and His Messengers and make no division between any of them, those -- We shall surely give them their wages; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. (4:152)
Islam claims Jesus is a prophet of Islam lower than Mohammed yet the Quran states that Jesus was sinless but Mohammed was sinful.
The Quran teaches Muslims that messengers and prophets were human beings and human makes mistakes and they cannot avoid being sinful in their life time and proof that even Jesus sinned is not only stated in the Quran but also in the Bible as stated:-
Jesus incurred Allah’s anger when he said as stated In the Quran - Said Jesus the son of Mary: "O Allah our Lord! Send us from heaven a table set (with viands), that there may be for us - for the first and the last of us - a solemn festival and a sign from thee; and provide for our sustenance, for thou art the best Sustainer (of our needs)." Allah said: "I will send it down unto you: But if any of you after that resisteth faith, I will punish him with a penalty such as I have not inflicted on any one among all the peoples." (5:114-115).
And the Bible also confirmed Jesus sinned because he scolded his mother as stated- And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, they have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. (John 2:2-5).
By scolding the mother the Bible showed a bad example on Jesus as the Quran is very particular how a parent is to be treated:- Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor.(17:23)
Jesus performed miracles but Mohammed performed none.
It is Allah’s prerogative to give miracles to whom He pleases and it is not a standard He imposed to show the status of the messenger but He commanded us to make no distinction among the messengers as the miracles is in His authority:-Ye they say: "Why are not Signs sent down to him from his Lord?" Say: "The signs are indeed with Allah: and I am indeed a clear Warner." (29:50). 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). (17:59).
Jesus was taken alive to heaven but Mohammed died of food poisoning. Yet Muslims claimed Mohammed is greater.
According to the Quran Jesus is dead as he said it and there is no second coming:- "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"! (19:33). And there is another evidence shown in the Quran that Jesus is dead as Muhammad is dead and will be resurrected only on the Day of Judgment. On that day Jesus said he was not a witness to Christians worshipping him as god or son of god and that is why he said as stated in the Quran:-"Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, 'worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst cause me to die Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things. (5:117).
If he is alive today and is coming to this world a second time he would have said in the Day of Judgment that he was a witness to billions of Christians worshipping him! He will not because he died before Christians worshipped him!
Islam says Allah is ONE yet Allah addresses himself as we.
This is a common language structure when God refer Himself as “We” it is a plural of authority and as an example when He says “For that We pour forth water in abundance (80:25) His angels will be doing the work and He gave the order! On the other hand when He refers Himself as God He will never say “We are your Lord” He will say “I am” as shown: “"Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise. (20:14)
Verses to ponder
Never will the Jews or the Christians be satisfied with thee unless thou follow their form of religion. Say: "The Guidance of Allah,-that is the (only) Guidance." Wert thou to follow their desires after the knowledge which hath reached thee, then wouldst thou find neither Protector nor helper against Allah. Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein, the loss is their own. (2:120-121)