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The Muslim Book Of The False Religion Of Islam
[All references and quotations are taken from The Holy Quran, English translation of the meanings and Commentary, Mushaf Al-Madinah, An-Nabawiyah, Revised and Edited by The Presidency Of Islamic Researches, IFTA, Call and Guidance, King Fahd Holy Quran Printing Complex, Saudi Arabia, 1992 edition. This edition of the Quran should be found in libraries. "S" stands for "Surat" which is equivalent to a chapter or book, and "A" stands for "Ayat" which is a "verse" in that particular Sura (or Surat).]
Islam is the religion of the Quran (or Koran), and in Arabic Islam means "submission to his [Allah's] will" (S.3, A.19). A Muslim is one who is a believer in this religion (e.g. S.33, A.35). Their prophet's name is Muhammad (570-632 AD), and he proclaimed himself to be the "Seal of the Prophets," i.e., the last prophet (S.33, A.40; see also footnote #3731 for this verse, p.1255-1256). The Quran proclaims him to have been "unlettered" (S.7, A.157-158).
I. The Hypocrisy Of The "Revelation"
Much like Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon, the Quran claims to be an additional revelation from God brought through one man, Muhammad (S.53, A.5-18; see also 48:29). In this additional revelation, the Quran confirms the truth of the Bible. In other words, the Quran pronounces the Jewish Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ as truth from Allah.
It was We [Allah] who revealed the Torah (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. (S.5, A.44)
We [Allah] did indeed aforetime give the Book to Moses: Be not then in doubt of its reaching (thee): And We made it a guide to the Children of Israel. (S.32, A.23)
Those who believe (in the Quran). And those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, and who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (S.2, A.62; see also 5:69)
Here (in 2:62) the Quran declares a reward for those who believe the Jewish Scriptures, and confirms the truth therein.
But why do they come to thee for decision, when they have (their own) Torah before them?- Therein is the (plain) command of Allah: (S.5, A.43)
The Torah is the first 5 books of the Old Testament, and it is claimed to be the "command of Allah."
And in their footsteps we sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Torah that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light. And confirmation of the Torah that had come before him: (S.5, A.46)
So the Torah (the law), the Jewish Scriptures, and the gospel of Jesus are all truth from Allah according to the Quran, and the Quran simply claims to confirm these prior Scriptures.
Say ye: "We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord: We make no diffrence (sic) between one and another of them:" (S.2, A.136; bold added, see also 9:111, "In Truth, through the Torah, the Gospel, and the Quran:")
To thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, (S.5, A.48)
Allah! There is no god but He,- the living, the Self-Subsisting, the Supporter of all. It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Torah (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus). (S.3, A.2-3)
They said, "O our people! We have heard a Book revealed after Moses, confirming what came before it": (S.46, A.30)
The Quran claims to "confirm" the Bible (Torah, Jewish Scriptures, and gospel of Jesus) and makes no distinction between the Bible and the Quran (S.2, A.136). Yet, the typical Muslim view is that there is a distinction, in that, the Quran has been preserved pure, and the Bible has not.
The Muslim position has always been that the Jewish (and Christian) scriptures as they stand cannot be traced direct (sic) to Moses or Jesus, but are later compilations. (footnote #67 for S.2, A.52, p. 21-22)
In this both the Muslim's and the Quran's hypocrisy is revealed. Their own Quran tells them that the Jewish Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus are true, yet they discard this Quranic teaching with the excuse that the Jewish Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus has been supposedly lost through time. In other words, according to them, Allah did not keep his word. He did not preserve his revelation. Yet, Allah claims that the Quran is pure and he will preserve this revelation.
(It is) in Books held (greatly) in honour, exalted (in dignity), kept pure and holy. (S.80, A.13-14)
Messenger from Allah, rehearsing scriptures kept pure and holy: (S.98, A.2)
That this is indeed a Quran most honourable, in a Book well-guarded, which none shall touch but those who are clean: (S.56, A.77-79)
The Glorious Quran is the Book of Allah, the Wise and Worthy of all Praise, Who has promised to safeguard it from any violations in its purity. (ibid., preface, p. iii)
Nay, this is a Glorious Quran, (inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved! (S.85, A.21-22; the footnote #6066 for verse 22 reads, "The 'Tablet' is 'preserved' or guarded from corruption: xv. 9: for Allah's Message must endure for ever." p. 1932)
We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption). (S.15, A.9; footnote #1944 for this verse declares, "The purity of the text of the Qur-an through fourteen centuries is a foretaste of the eternal care with which Allah's Truth is guarded through all ages. All corruptions, inventions, and accretions pass away, but Allah's pure and holy Truth will never suffer eclipse even though the whole world mocked at it and were bent on destroying it." p. 712)
So, according to them, Allah did not keep his prior revelation pure, but he claims he will keep this one pure? If this truly were the case, Allah has not proven himself to be faithful. If he was unable to keep all his many prior revelations from corruption, who says he is able to keep this Quran pure from corruption? Those who claim "the Jewish (and Christian) scriptures as they stand cannot be traced direct (sic) to Moses or Jesus, but are later compilations" assign to Allah a bad track record and display him to be an unfaithful god.
According to the Quran, Muslims have "no ground to stand upon."
Say: "O People of the Book! Ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Torah. (sic) The Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord." (S.5, A.68)
Two of the three pieces of the "ground" are gone. Islam's foundation has been destroyed, if "the Jewish (and Christian) scriptures as they stand cannot be" trusted.
Muslims need to take heed to a concept taught in Sura 5, Ayat 66.
If only they had stood fast by the Torah, the Gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their Lord, . . . (S.5, A.66)
If Muhammad had stood fast by the Torah, the gospel, and the prior revelation, he would not have gone astray after this false god, Allah (see below, III. The False God Of The Quran).
The prior revelation Allah claims to have given (i.e. the Bible) proclaims itself to be kept pure (Psalm 12:6-7; Psalm 119:152, 160; Isaiah 30:8-9; 40:6-8; Matthew 24:35; Luke 21:33; 1 Peter 1:23). Allah purports to be consistent with this prior revelation, and challenges people to judge for themselves between the Quran and the Bible.
To Thee We sent the Scripture in truth, confirming the scripture that came before it, and guarding it in safety: so judge between them by what Allah hath revealed, (S.5, A.48; see also verse 47)
If the prior scripture (the Bible) has been corrupted, then here is a command given in the Quran no Muslim can keep; because they have no "scripture that came before it" anymore.
When one is not caught up in such lies, one can compare the Quran with the Bible, and when one does so, it is readily manifest that the Quran does not confirm "the scripture that came before it;" it contradicts it.
II. Lies Against The Word Of God
Besides the contradictions already mentioned, the Quran does not follow the doctrine of the Bible several times over. It promotes fables, like angels bowing down to Adam, and Satan (Iblis) refusing to do so (S.2, A.30-34; see also 7:11-12; 15:28-33; 17:61-63; 18:50; 38:71-77). It describes Jesus talking as a newborn (S.19, A.27-33) and later creating a clay bird and then breathing life into it (S.3, A.49 & S.5, A.110). It even alleges that the disciples of Christ claimed to be Muslims (S.3, A.52 & S.5, A.111). None of this is taught in the Word of God (Proverbs 30:5-6).
Furthermore, instead of confirming "the scripture that came before it" as the Quran purports (S.5, A.48), it actually teaches differently or records the exact opposite. For example, in the Islamic scriptures, a husband and wife can divorce and remarry each other twice. After this, if they divorced for a third time, they can not remarry unless the wife has first been married to another man and then divorced. If this took place, then they could remarry again (S.2, A.229-230; see also footnote #260 for verse 230). In the Jewish Scriptures, if a man remarries his ex-wife after she has been married and divorced by another man, this is an abomination to God (Deuteronomy 24:1-4; see also Jeremiah 3:1). Therefore, the Quran teaches a man and woman cannot get remarried for a third time unless they make sure it is under the kind of circumstance that the Bible states is an abomination to God!
In the Quran, a thief is to have his hands cut off (S.5, A.38). In the Bible, a thief was to pay back double, quadruple, or quintuple, or be sold for his theft depending on the circumstances (Exodus 22:1-4, 7).
In the Koran, Pharaoh's sorcerers become believers in Moses' God at the very first miracle, and fall "down prostrate in adoration" (S.7, A.113-126; see also 20:70-73; 26:43-48). Contrary to this, the living Word records the sorcerers to be in opposition to Moses all the way through Moses' third miracle, and it is not until the forth miracle that the magicians say, "This is the finger of God." (Exodus 8:18-19; see also 7:11-13, 22; 8:7).
In Muhammad's revelation, Noah has a few believers come into the ark with him, and one of his sons is drowned in the flood (S.11, A.40, 42-43; see also 66:10 for the supposed perdition of Noah's wife). In Moses' revelation, Noah has zero believers follow him into the ark (other than his family), and all of his sons are saved from the flood (Genesis 6:10, 13, 17-18; 7:7, 13, 21-23).
In Allah's record, Jacob does not believe the blood stained garment lie regarding Joseph (S.12, A.18). In Yahweh's account, Jacob believes the lie of Joseph's brothers (Genesis 37:31-34).
In the Muslim holy book, Joseph's master believes Joseph rather than his wife and there is a witness to the event (S.12, A.22-29). In the Holy Bible, Potiphar, Joseph's master, believes his wife and there is no witness to the event (Genesis 39:7-20).
In Muhammad's law, those who commit fornication are to be given 100 stripes (S.24, A.2). In the law of Moses, those who commit fornication are to be married, and they are never allowed to be divorced (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). If the father completely refuses to allow his daughter to get married to the man, then the man is to pay the bride-price of virgins (Exodus 22:16-17).
In the Quran, a false witness is to receive 80 stripes (S.24, A.4-5). In the Torah, a false witness is to receive what "he thought to have done" to the one he testified against, "life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot" (Deuteronomy 19:16-21). Also, the maximum number of stripes that could be given in any circumstance was 40 (Deuteronomy 25:2-3). The Quran goes way beyond this limit.
Sura 4, Ayat 82 reads,
Do they not ponder on the Qur-an? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy.
They didn't look very carefully. There is indeed much discrepancy to be found in the Quran.
Muhammad's book claims to "make things clear" (S.15, A.1; see also 25:33; 26:2; 27:1; 28:2; 36:69-70; 43:2). It actually confuses matters.
III. The False God Of The Quran
The god of the Quran and the Islamic faith is named Allah. This god declares, in his wrath, he has turned people into apes and swine (S.5, A.60). This god maintains there is no victory except from him (S.3, A.126). He teaches that good is from him, and bad is from yourself (S.4, A.79). And, this god claims to be the One and only true God, the God of the Bible.
O Children of Israel! call to mind the special favour which I bestowed upon you, and fulfill your Covenant with Me and I shall fulfill My Covenant with you, and fear none but Me. (S.2, A.40)
O Children of Israel! call to mind the (special) favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all others. (S.2, A.47)
And remember, We [Allah] delivered you from the people of Pharaoh: (S.2, A.49)
And remember We divided the Sea for you and saved you and drowned Pharaoh's people within your very sight. And remember We appointed forty nights for Moses, and in his absence ye took the calf (for worship), and ye did grievous wrong. (S.2, A.50-51)
We gave him [Abraham] Isaac and Jacob: all (three) we guided: and before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, and Aaron: Thus do We reward those who do good: And Zakariya [Zacharias] and John, and Jesus and Elias: all the ranks of the righteous: and Ismail [Ishmael] and Elisha, and Jonas, and Lot: and to all We gave favour above the nations: (S.6, A.84-86; see also S.38, A.45-48)
The God who made a covenant with Israel (Exodus 34:27), chose Israel out of all the nations (Deuteronomy 10:15; Psalm 147:19-20), divided the sea (Exodus 14:21-31), and gave Noah (Genesis 6:8), Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Exodus 33:1), Ishmael (Genesis 21:17-20), Moses, Jesus, et. al., favor (Exodus 33:12; Luke 2:40), is Yahweh (yehvâh, according to modern Hebrew pronunciation), the God of Israel (Exodus 6:1-8; Isaiah 48:16; God's name in Hebrew, Yahweh, is translated "the LORD."). Allah claims to be Him.
Moreover, as noted above, Allah takes credit for the divine revelation of the past.
And remember We [Allah] gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (between right and wrong), there was a chance for you to be guided aright. (S.2, A.53)
We have sent thee inspiration, as We sent it to Noah and the Messengers after him: We sent inspiration to Abraham. Ismail [Ishmael], Isaac, Jacob and the Tribes, to Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the Psalms. Of some messengers We have already told thee the story; of others we have not;- and to Moses Allah spoke direct;- (S.4, A.163-164)
We did aforetime give Moses the Guidance, and We gave the Book in inheritance to the Children of Israel,- a Guide and a Reminder to men of understanding. (S.40, A.53-54)
We sent after them Jesus the son of Mary, and bestowed on him the Gospel; (S.57, A.27)
Yahweh gave Moses the Scriptures (Exodus 24:12; 31:18; 34:28), inspiration to Solomon (Proverbs 1:1), gave David the Psalms (2 Peter 1:20-21), and gave Jesus the gospel (Mark 1:14; John 7:16). Allah proclaims the Bible to be his revelation, but this is a lie.
Allah is not the God of the Bible. Besides contradicting other matters in the Word of God (see below), Allah never had a son.
Allah is One God: Glory be to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. (S.4, A.171; footnote #676 for this verse reads, "The doctrines of Trinity, equality with Allah, and sonship, are repudiated as blasphemies. Allah is independent of all needs and has no need of a son to manage His affairs." p. 272)
The Jews call Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the Son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the Unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! (S.9, A.30)
Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. (S.19, A.34-35)
They say: "The Most Gracious [Allah] has betaken a son!" Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous! At it the skies are about to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin, that they attributed a son to The Most Gracious. (S.19, A.88-92; see also 2:116; 6:100-101; 10:68; and 23:91, "No son did Allah beget, . . .")
Far be it for Allah to have a son. The curse of Allah is on anyone who would pronounce such blasphemy, and it is a most monstrous thing to attribute a son to Allah. Clearly, according to the Quran, Allah has no son. Yet, Yahweh, the true God, the God of the true Scriptures, has a Son.
"I will declare the decree: The Lord [Yahweh] has said to Me, 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord [Yahweh] with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." (Psalm 2:7-12; see also John 10:36 where Jesus says, "I am the Son of God.")
This Psalm illustrates the perdition upon those who do not "kiss the Son." They will perish (John 3:15-18). The Quran and the Bible are at complete odds. The Quran pronounces a curse upon any who say God has a son (S.9, A.30). The Scriptures pronounce a curse upon any who believe not in God's Son (John 3:36; 1 John 5:10, 12).
The Quran goes so far as to say,
And they falsely, having no knowledge, attribute to Him [Allah] sons and daughters, praise and glory be to Him! (for He is) above what they attribute to Him! (S.6, A.100)
Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to The Most Gracious as a servant. (S.19, A.93, footnote #2531 for verse 94 reads, "Allah has no sons . . ." p. 875)
This last statement is made in the context of Allah having a son. In other words, the Quran teaches that no being in heaven or earth comes to Allah as a son. This is radically different than the God of the Bible. Yahweh has many come to him as a son.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. (Job 1:6; see also Job 2:1; Genesis 6:2, 4)
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? (Job 38:4-7)
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. (Luke 20:35-36; see also Isaiah 43:6; 45:11; Matthew 5:45; Romans 8:14, 19; 9:26; Galatians 3:26; 4:5-6; Ephesians 1:5; Hebrews 12:5-7)
Both angels and men are called sons of God in the true revelation of God. And, yes, the Lord even has daughters as well (2 Corinthians 6:18)
Since Allah has no son, then it would make sense that the Quran also denies the deity of Christ.
The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; he created him from dust, then said to him: "Be": and he was. (S.3, A.59; footnote #398 for this verse reads "After a description of the high position which Jesus occupies as a prophet, we have a repudiation of the dogma that he was Allah, or the son of Allah, or anything more than a man." p. 158)
Even though the Quran recognizes the virgin birth of Christ (S.3, A.45-47; S.19, A.16-22), it nonetheless declares Jesus to be no more than a created servant, and not God in the flesh.
O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: not say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, . . . (S.4, A.171)
They disbelieved indeed those that say that Allah is Christ the Son of Mary (S.5, A.17).
Certainly they disbelieve who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." (S.5, A.72)
Christ the son of Mary was no more than a Messenger; (S.5, A.75)
He [Jesus] was no more than a servant: We granted our favor to him, and we made him an example to the Children of Israel. (S.43, A.59)
In opposition to the Quran, the Bible speaks of Jesus as the everlasting God and Son of God.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)
For by Him [Jesus Christ] all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16; see Genesis 1:1)
. . . Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen. (Romans 9:5)
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)
As can be seen, the Quran does well at attacking the teaching of the Bible. Besides denying the Son of God as God, it also denies His crucifixion.
That they [the Jews] said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- But they killed him not, nor crucified him. Only a likeness of that was shown to them. And those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge. But only conjecture to follow, for of surety they killed him not: (S.4, A.157)
There is no doubt that the true Scriptures teach that Christ was crucified (Matthew 27:35; 28:5; Mark 15:24-25; 16:6; Luke 23:33; John 19:18, 20, 23, 41; Acts 2:23; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Revelation 11:8), and that He died on the cross (Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46; John 19:31-34; Romans 5:6-8; 8:34; 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Philippians 2:5-8; Revelation 1:18). The Quran denies this reality, and perverts the gospel of Christ.
Therefore it is true that Allah does not have a son, because, even though the Quran asserts otherwise (S.7, A.54; S.57, A.4), Allah is not the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Yahweh is.
For thus says the Lord [Yahweh], Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the Lord [more literally, "I am Yahweh"], and there is no other." (Isaiah 45:18)
Yahweh, the Creator, does have a Son (Psalm 2:7-12). Actually, Scripture intimates stupidity on those who do not know this fact.
Surely I am more stupid than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom nor have knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name, if you know? (Proverbs 30:2-4; see also Romans 1:18-23)
So, who is Allah? He is an impostor.
Woe to each sinful impostor. (S.45, A.7)
Allah claims to be the Truth (S.20, A.114), but Allah lies. Jesus Christ, the Word of God (Revelation 19:13), is the Truth (John 1:1, 14; 14:6). This Word (Hebrews 4:12-13) reveals that false gods, idols, involve demons (Leviticus 17:7; Deuteronomy 32:17; 2 Chronicles 11:15; Psalm 106:37; 1 Corinthians 10:20-21; Revelation 9:20). Thus, Allah is a demon, or demons, and Muhammad was a prophet of a demon (or demons).
IV. The Religion Of Abraham
The Quran attributes itself to the religion of Abraham, calls Abraham a man of Truth, and teaches people to follow the religion of Abraham.
And who turns away from the religion of Abraham but such as debase their souls with folly? Him we chose and rendered pure in this world: and he will be in the Hereafter in the ranks of the Righteous. (S.2, A.130)
(Also) mention in the Book (the story of) Abraham: He was a man of Truth, a prophet. (S.19, A.41)
Say: "Allah speaketh the Truth: follow the religion of Abraham, the sane in faith: he was not of the Pagans." (S.3, A.95)
So, even though the Quran tells people to "follow the religion of Abraham," in hypocrisy it denies the religion of Abraham.
They say: "Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (to salvation)." Say thou: Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, (S.2, A.135)
Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was Upright, (S.3, A.67)
Most who call themselves Jews and Christians are false and are not truly Jews and Christians (Psalm 81:15; Romans 2:28-29; 2 Timothy 4:3; Revelation 2:9). Nonetheless, Abraham's religion was and is certainly Jewish and most profoundly Christian. Jesus said,
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:56-58; see also Exodus 3:14)
The religion of Abraham, the Hebrew (Genesis 14:13), was both Jewish and Christian, because he is "the father of all those who believe" (Romans 4:11). True Judaism and true Christianity is actually the same religion, the religion of Abraham. Yahweh, the God who gave Moses the Torah (Exodus 24:12), the God who has a Son (Psalm 2:7-12), is the God who appeared to Abraham. Genesis 12:1, 4, 7; 15:1, 2, 4, 6, 7-8; 17:1; 18:1, 13-14, 17, 19-20, 26, & 33, all name Yahweh ("the Lord") as the One who spoke with Abraham, and it is this God that true Jews and true Christians worship. It is not Allah, the god of the Quran, to whom Abraham gave worship, but rather the Lord God, Yahweh.
And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord [Yahweh] and called on the name of the Lord [Yahweh]. (Genesis 12:8; see also Genesis 14:22; 22:14)
"Salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22), and it is the Jewish Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ that brings salvation to mankind (Genesis 15:6; Matthew 4:4; James 1:21). This is the religion of Abraham, both before he died and after (Luke 16:19-31).
V. Not A Peaceful Religion
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. (S.48, A.29)
O ye who believe! Fight the Unbelievers who are near to you and let them find harshness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him. (S.9, A.123)
The Quran commands its followers to hate and be violent toward those who do not believe. [If the two quotes above are not convincing enough, keep reading.] This hostility is typically in the context of those who oppose Islam (see below). But, in the Quran, this hatred becomes so perverse, that at one point a child is killed because it is feared the youngster might grieve his parents through unbelief.
Then they proceeded: Until, when they met a young boy, he slew him. Moses said: "Hast thou slain an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul (unheard-of) thing hast thou done!" (S.18, A.74)
In this section of the Quran, Moses asks a servant of Allah if he can follow him so that he might learn "(Higher) Truth" (S.18, A.65-66). As Moses follows this servant, the servant slays this young boy and later gives the reason why.
As for the youth, his parents were people of Faith, and we feared that he would grieve them by obstinate rebellion and ingratitude (to Allah). So we desired that their Lord would give them in exchange (a son) better in purity (of conduct) and closer in affection. (S.18, A.80-81)
Here is some of the Quran's "(Higher) Truth." In this fable, Moses is correct. It was indeed a foul thing, and such foul wickedness is what the Quran teaches.
Some Muslims may claim their religion is a peaceful one. But, according to the Quran, this is a lie. Several times over, the Quran calls Muslim believers to fight and slay those who repel Islam.
Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for persecution is worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who reject faith. But if they cease, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And fight them on until there is no more persecution and the religion becomes Allah's. But if they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practise oppression. (S.2, A.190-193, bold added)
"Fight those who fight you" is here in the context of "persecution." In other words, if a Muslim is persecuted he has the green light from the Quran to "slay" his persecutors. This is the teaching of Muhammad and his false god, Allah.
In opposition to this violence, Jesus said,
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (Matthew 5:11-12)
You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Matthew 5:38-39)
In the context of persecution, Jesus instructs his followers not to fight those who fight them. Jesus commands the exact opposite of what Allah commands in the Quran.
Furthermore, the Quran commands its followers to fight "until there is no more persecution."
And fight them [unbelievers] on until there is no more persecution, and religion becomes Allah's in its entirety but if they cease, verily Allah doth see all that they do. (S.8, A.38)
So, as long as there is persecution, the Muslims are called to war.
Let not the Unbelievers think that they have escaped, they will never frustrate (them). Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the Cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly. (S.8, A.60)
O Prophet! rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding. (S.8, A.65)
But if they violate their oaths after their covenant, and attack your Faith, - fight ye the chiefs of Unfaith: For their oaths are nothing to them: That thus they may be restrained. Will ye not fight people who violated their oaths, plotted to expel the Messenger, and attacked you first? Do ye fear them? Nay, it is Allah whom ye should more justly fear, if ye believe! Fight them, and Allah will punish them by your hands, and disgrace them Help you (to victory) over them, heal the breasts of Believers. (S.9, A.12-14)
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, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. (S.9, A.29)
What is the Jizya? The footnote (commentary) for this passage reads,
1281. Jizya: the root meaning is compensation. The derived meaning, which became the technical meaning, was a poll-tax levied from those who did not accept Islam, but were willing to live under the protection of Islam, and were thus tacitly willing to submit to its ideals being enforced in the Muslim State. There was no amount permanently fixed for it. It was an acknowledgment that those whose religion was tolerated would in their turn not interfere with the preaching and progress of Islam. (p. 507)
It is evident from this passage (9:29) and commentary that if a country was ruled by people who followed the Quran, it would be oppressive toward those who were not Muslim.
One example given in justification of a call to war is the loss of homes. Muhammad says,
To those against whom War is made, permission is given (to fight), because they are wronged; - and verily, Allah is Most Powerful for their aid; - (They are) those who have been expelled from their homes in defiance of right, - (for no cause) except that they say, "Our Lord is Allah". (S.22, A.39-40)
Muhammad encourages people to walk in their sinful flesh and "fight and war" (James 4:2). In contrast to this, in the Bible when true believers of the true God were persecuted and expelled from their homes (Acts 8:1, 3-4; Hebrews 11:36-38), no war cry is given, but instead,
They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented - of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. (Hebrews 11:37-38)
Even David, who was anointed King (1 Samuel 16:13), went "wherever [he] could go" as he fled his persecutor, Saul (1 Samuel 23:13), and refused to fight against him or kill him (1 Samuel 24 & 26). Indeed, there is a time for war (Ecclesiastes 3:8), but the Quran's war cry is way out of bounds. The true Scripture never gives anyone the right to kill and make war solely because they are persecuted for their faith.
When the Hebrew Christians were persecuted for their faith, they,
joyfully accepted the plundering of [their] goods, knowing that [they had] a better and an enduring possession for [themselves] in heaven. (Hebrews 10:34)
The Quran falsely promises a better and an enduring possession (see below, S.3, A.195; S.9, A.111), yet it is evident this is not enough. Muslims are called to war, fight, and attempt to obtain dominance in this life as well (e.g. S.9, A.29; S.47, A.4).
For those who follow the true God, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Revelation 19:16), such dominance is not promised until He returns (Revelation 2:26-27). In the meantime, "we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter" (Romans 8:36).
The Quran not only calls Muslims to fight, it also attempts to persuade those who dislike such violence away from peaceful living.
Fighting is prescribed upon you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. (S.2, A.216)
Herein (S.2, A.216) are the words of Isaiah fulfilled.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)
The Quran calls evil good and good evil, and puts darkness for light and light for darkness, and puts bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter, by calling it good to slay unbelievers (S.2, A.190-193, 216, etc.), by saying the Quran brings light (S.4, A.174, see footnote # 679), and by saying those who follow Allah will have a sweet existence hereafter (S.47, A.12). All of these are lies (Revelation 21:8).
Furthermore, the Quran goes so far as to say that a Muslim wrongs himself if he does not "fight the Pagans."
The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year) - so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: That is the right religion so wrong not yourselves therein, and fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves. (S.9, A.36, bold added)
This passage may well say that Allah is with those who restrain themselves, but, according to the Quran, there is no restraint in fighting people who fight you.
Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight) smite at their necks; at length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind (the captives) firmly: (S.47, A.4)
And slacken not in following up the enemy: if ye are suffering hardships, they are suffering similar hardships: (S.4, A.104)
Not until the "Unbelievers" are thoroughly subdued (S.47, A.4), or somehow inclined toward peace (S.8, A.61), are Muslims restrained (S.4, A.90). In contrast, the true Word of God describes proper restraint, making no war.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. (Romans 12:14)
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21)
The true God says He will take care of those who harm believers ("Vengeance is Mine, I will repay"). The false god Allah calls his followers to carry out the vengeance in his name. This is his cause, and Allah calls all who follow him to execute his revenge.
Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah heareth and knoweth all things. (S.2, A.244)
Then fight in Allah's cause - Thou art held responsible only for thyself - and rouse the Believers. (S.4, A.84)
The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter; (S.5, A.33)
Truly Allah loves those who fight in His cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure. (S.61, A.4)
Let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah, - whether he is slain or gets victory - soon shall We give him a reward of great (value). And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who, being weak, are ill-treated (and oppressed)? - men, women, and children, whose cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town. Whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee one who will protect; and raise for us from Thee one who will help!" Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of Evil (Tagut): So fight ye against the Friends, of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan. (S.4, A.74-76)
The Quran calls Satan's cunning feeble. The Bible calls Satan's cunning greater "than any beast of the field" (Genesis 3:1; 2 Corinthians 11:3; Revelation 12:9; 20:2). Muhammad knew not the devices of the devil (2 Corinthians 2:11; Ephesians 6:11; Revelation 12:9).
The Quran makes a distinction between those who fight and those who do not.
Not equal are those Believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled. And those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a great reward. - (S.4, A.95)
Here in 4:95 is described a good to all who believe, but a greater good to those who fight. Later in the Quran, Muhammad gives the definition of a true believer as one who fights and does not sit at home, and distinguishes between a true believer and a false believer by whether they fight or not.
Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ask thee for no exemption from fighting with their goods and persons. And Allah knoweth well those who do their duty. Only those ask thee for exemption who believe not in Allah and the Last Day, and whose hearts are in doubt, so that they are tossed in their doubts to and fro. (S.9, A.44-45)
The discourse on these who desire exemption from fighting continues on from 9:45 to 9:59 and then again from 9:81 to 9:96. In this latter section, Muhammad focuses on those particular people who are rich (9:93), yet they desire not to fight but remain at home with the women (9:87, 93). Such people, says Muhammad, are "an abomination," and "Hell is their dwelling-place, - a fitting recompense for the (evil) that they did" (9:95). "Allah is not pleased with those who disobey" (9:96). In other words, it is downright disobedience not to fight, and hell awaits all those who choose such a peaceful path.
Thus, Muhammad is instructed,
O Prophet! strive hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell, - an evil refuge indeed. (S.9, A.73)
O Prophet! Strive hard against the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Their abode is Hell, - an evil refuge (indeed). (S.66, A.9)
According to the Quran, unbelievers and hypocrites go to hell, an eternal hell (S.3, A.116; see also 4:14; 4:168-169; 33:64-65), unless Allah decides otherwise (6:128); and Allah instructs his followers to help get them there (i.e. kill them)!
Why should ye be divided into two parties about the Hypocrites? Allah hath cast them off for their (evil) deeds. Would ye guide those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way? For those whom Allah hath thrown out of the Way, never shalt thou find the Way. They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): So take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (from what is forbidden). But it (sic) they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks: - (S.4, A.88-89, bold added)
Others you will find that wish to be secure from you as well as that of their people: Every time they are sent back to temptation, they succumb thereto: if they withdraw not from you nor give you (guarantees) of peace besides restraining their hands, seize them and slay them wherever ye get them: (S.4, A.91, bold added)
Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, . . . (S.3, A.151)
What is one of the ways this terror is carried out? It is executed by the followers of Allah.
But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers. (sic) And pay Zakat then open the way for them: For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. (S.9, A.5, bold added; Zakat "is a definite portion of wealth which is given to needy (sic) at the turn of the year." ibid., p. viii)
Truly, if the Hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and those who stir up sedition in the City, desist not, We shall certainly stir thee up against them: Then will they not be able to stay in it as thy neighbours for any length of time: They shall have a curse on them: wherever they are found, they shall be seized and slain. (S.33, A.60-61, bold added)
Finally, the Quran promises a reward for those who fight and slay unbelievers.
And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah; and Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees. (S.2, A.207)
Think not of those who are slain in Allah¹s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance from their Lord. (S.3, A.169)
"Those who have left their homes, and were driven out therefrom, and suffered harm in My cause, and fought and were slain, - verily, I will blot out from them their iniquities, and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath; - a reward from Allah and from Allah is the best of rewards." (S.3, A.195)
Allah hath purchased of the Believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the Garden (of Paradise): They fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: (S.9, A.111; see also S.48, A.16)
With such war cries in the Quran and such promises of rewards from Allah, it is no wonder Islam produces men like Osama Bin Laden and the many Muslim terrorist organizations throughout the world. Proverbs 16:29 well describes Muhammad and anyone else who would teach this violent religion of Islam.
A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.
Surat 9, Ayat 115 says, "Allah will not mislead a people." Allah has mislead untold millions to the eternal torment of the lake of fire (Revelation 21:8; 22:15). For the Lord [Yahweh] abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man (Psalm 5:6), and His soul hates those who love violence (Psalm 11:5; see also Isaiah 66:24).
VI. Should We Fear?
Since Islam is such a violent religion, and Muslims may very well see fit to slay the "unbelievers" (e.g. S.9, A.29), should we be in fear for our lives? If you don't know Christ, you have much to fear (e.g. Hebrews 2:15; Revelation 21:8), but for those who put their trust in the true God, there is no need to fear the onslaught of the wicked. Jesus said,
And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! (Luke 12:4-5)
If we fear God (Proverbs 14:26), then we can confidently say,
In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:11)
The Lord [Yahweh] is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord [Yahweh] is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord [Yahweh] than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 118:6-8)
Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord [Yahweh] will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught. (Proverbs 3:25-26)
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord [Yahweh] forever, for in Yah, the Lord [Yahweh], is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3-4)
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