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Questions From Christians

Questions From Christians

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Questions from a confused ChristianI read in the newspaper that 15% of the Koran is aboutJesus Christ; and I also read in the English version of Koranthat Mohammad believe in Christ, Abraham, The prophetsand their writings which preceded Koran. If so, why doesthe Koran accept some doctrines of the bible, like themiracles of Christ, his sinlessness, being a prophet, etc. andcontradict many of its doctrines like the deity of Christ aswritten in Isa.9:6 & John 1:1, 3:16, and the atonement bothin the old and new testaments?If the Koran is without error, why are there sects in Islamnamely, shuhite& shiite respectively?Why does the Koran allows polygamy, while the Bible isagainst it as written in Gen. 2:24 & Matt. 19:5 ?My soul needs THE TRUTH.Praise be to Allah.Firstly:Allah often mentions the Messiah ‘Eesa ibn Maryam (Jesusson of Mary) in His Book the Qur’aan for a number of reasons, including the following:1. He is one of His Prophets, indeed he is one of theMessengers of strong will whom He sent to His creationand His slaves. It is obligatory to believe in him as in allthe other Prophets, as enjoined by Allah in the verse(interpretation of the meaning):“Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which hasbeen sent down to us and that which has been sent down toIbraaheem (Abraham), Ismaa’eel (Ishmael), Ishaaq (Isaac),Ya’qoob (Jacob), and to Al-Asbaat [the offspring of thetwelve sons of Ya’qoob (Jacob)], and that which has beengiven to Moosa (Moses) and ‘Eesa (Jesus), and that whichhas been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make nodistinction between any of them, and to Him we havesubmitted (in Islam)”
 
[al-Baqarah 2:136]2. The first people whom we should be concerned aboutwhen calling others to Islam are the People of the Book,i.e., the Jews and the Christians, because they are theclosest of later nations to whom the later Messengerswere sent. Both the Jews and the Christians knew of the coming of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his attributes were written intheir books, the Tawraat (Torah) and Injeel (Gospel).So they should not deny what they find in their booksand they should hasten to believe in him, because theyalready believe in the Messengers who came beforehim, unlike other nations who worshipped idols.Because they did not believe in the Last Messenger(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as theywere enjoined to do, they had to be refuted and shownhow they had distorted the message of divine Oneness(Tawheed). This is why they are frequently mentionedin the verses of the Qur’aan.3. Tawheed (the Oneness of God) is the basic principleupon which everything else, both religious and worldlyaffairs, is to be built; through Tawheed people will besaved from Hell and admitted to Paradise. This meansaffirming that Allah is One. We see that the Jews andChristians differed concerning ‘Eesa ibn Maryam. TheJews said that he was a charlatan who told lies aboutGod, so he had to be killed. The Christians differedfrom them greatly; some of them said that he was God,and some of them said that he was the son of God, butwas one with Him in the Trinity, so that outwardly heappeared to be the son of God but he was in fact God.And some of them said that he was the third person of the Trinity which is a rejection of Tawheed. Otherssaid that he was a Messenger from God and washuman like the rest of mankind, but that Allah singledhim out to perform miracles in order to establish proof 
 
against people. The last group are the ones who wereright. So it was essential to explain the matter anddescribe ‘Eesa in befitting terms. As with all the otherProphets and Messengers, it is not inappropriate to saythat he was a human being, created from clay, whomAllah chose from among all of mankind to be createdwithout a father, as a manifestation of the power of Allah to create a man outside the usual means. Thelikeness of ‘Eesa before Allah is like Adam, as Allahsays (interpretation of the meaning):“Verily, the likeness of ‘Eesa (Jesus) before Allah is thelikeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) saidto him: ‘Be!’ — and he was”[Aal ‘Imraan 3:59]This is the correct belief concerning the creation of theProphet of Allah ‘Eesa, which was a miracle for all thepeople to see.But the miracle of Adam’s creation is greater. For ‘Eesa(peace be upon him) was created without a father, but Adamwas created without a father or a mother, and this is moreexpressive of the power of Allah to create; it is moremiraculous than the creation of ‘Eesa (peace be upon him).For all these reasons and others, it was essential to explainthe issue of ‘Eesa (peace be upon him) and put mattersstraight.In conclusion, the miracles which Allah gave to ‘Eesa (peacebe upon him) were just like the miracles of all the otherProphets, to prove that he was speaking the truth and thathe was truly a Messenger from Allah. But those whodistorted the religion confused the matter for the simple-minded people and used his miracles as a justification to saythat he was the son of God or that he was God. All of that isa distortion of the teachings and message of the Messiah(peace be upon him).

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