Written by husayn Tuesday, 07 November 2006 "Do NOT think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses

and the teachings of the prophets. I have not come to do away with them, but to make their teachings come true. Remember that as long as heaven and earth last, not the least point nor the smallest detail of the Law will be done away with - not until the end of all things. So then, whoever disobeys even the least important of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be least in the Kingdom of heaven." New Testament, Matthew 5:17-19 Firstly, let us be sure that Jesus has explicitly said, without any ambiguity whatsoever, that he has NOT come to do away with the mosaic laws (laws of Moses) and as long as the heaven and earth remain "not the least point nor the smallest detail of the Law will be done away with". I would like the reader to be completely clear on this point before we go further as this is a pivotal point to understanding. So, as we read the laws within the Old Testament, which the Jews are supposed to follow, then these laws also apply to Christians. As this is God's command, through Jesus his Messenger. This is unless a Christian wishes to go against Jesus' words, which then becomes personal choice. For an objective comparison of some of the laws taught by Moses, against the laws taught by Muhammad, I would like to draw the dear reader's attention to the full version of this chapter, found at: http://hashlamah.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=39 The examples outlined in the above page you've hopefully taken the time to visit and study are not the usual obvious morals that are being taught like "do not steal" and "do not commit murder" which one could argue as being common sense. And MANY more laws/statues lie within the Torah, which match that of the Qur'an that I have not mentioned above. These range from the types of food we can eat to whom it is lawful to marry. This should hopefully be enough to highlight the point of our investigation; that this is no mere overlap of morale guidance from random moralistic people spanning 2000 years, but specific laws set out from a Higher Source that has remained throughout time for a specific purpose. Neither had "teachers", 2000 years between them, the laws are the same... to the minute detail. Can this really still be shrugged off as a mere coincidence!? Even King David was teaching his son, Solomon, to follow the laws of Moses around 950BC, which was some 550 years after Moses had left the scene. "And keep the charge of The Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgements, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;" Old Testament 1 Kings 2:3 The fact that these laws have been taught over and over again to us is NOT a matter of coincidence. It is to renew/re-align mankind with the true/original teachings of God after mankind keeps straying for whatever reason from the straight path. The cause of them going astray could have been power, politics, greed, lust etc. OR it could have been misguidance. This leads nicely to the question that I have left until now. Why do Christians

differ in their beliefs from that of the Jews and the Muslims, when the Prophets before and after seem to be teaching the same thing and Jesus also professed to have come to teach the same laws as Moses?