reply to post by Seede
Thank you for the peaceful response, Seede.
Though I am not here to compel anybody to believe in Islam as the only religion sent by God to mankind, it is my duty to clarify misconceptions about
Muslims and Islam as Allah wills.
You mentioned that Jesus' only fault is in claiming that he is the begotten son of God. He never claimed any such thing in his teachings, but only
confirmed the teachings of Moses and purify it from the corruptions and changes made by the doctors and teachers of the Law in his time. The same is
mentioned in the Holy Qur'an.
You also said that the difference between the teachings of Islam and Christianity is that the Prophet Muhammad is born of flesh and blood but Jesus'
followers believe that he (Jesus) is born of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Qur'an has the account of Mary's conception of Jesus as follow:
3:42 And when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah hath chosen thee and made thee pure, and hath preferred thee above (all) the women of creation.
3:43 O Mary! Be obedient to thy Lord, prostrate thyself and bow with those who bow (in worship).
3:44 This is of the tidings of things hidden. We reveal it unto thee (Muhammad). Thou wast not present with them when they threw their pens to know
which of them should be the guardian of Mary, nor wast thou present with them when they quarrelled (thereupon).
3:45 And remember when the angels said: O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word
from Him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of
Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near unto Allah.
3:46 He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of the righteous
3:47 She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me? He said: So it will be. Allah createth what He will. if He decreeth a
thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is.
-- Muslims believe that Jesus was conceived just by a simple command by God, which He sent through His angel Gabriel.
3:59 Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is.
The Muslims believe in all the revealed scriptures as it is one of the pillars of Islam but we are careful to examine if it agree with the Holy
Qur'an as it is the guardian of all revealed scriptures and its mother and we are told to examine the truth with the Holy Qur'an as guide.
Consider these words of Jesus and weigh the Holy Qur'an with it, keep an open mind and ask for guidance from God to make things clear for you.
Jesus answered in parable: `A man goeth to fish with a net, and therein he catcheth many fishes, but are bad he throweth away.
`A man went forth to sow, but only the grain that falleth on good ground beareth seed.
`Even so ought ye to do, listening to all and receiving only the truth, seeing that the truth alone beareth fruit unto eternal life.'
Then answered Andrew: `Now how shall the truth be known?
Jasus answered: `Everything that conformeth to the book of Moses, that receive ye for true; seeing that God is one, the truth is one; whence it
followeth that the doctrine is one and the meaning of the doctrine is one; and therefore the faith is one. Verily I say unto you that if the truth had
not been erased from the book of Moses, God would not have given to David our father the senond. And if the book of David had not been contaminated,
God would not have committed the Gospel to me; seeing that the Lord our God is unchangeable, and hath spoken but one message to all men. Wherefore,
when the messenger of God
shall come, he shall come to cleanse away all wherewith the ungodly have contaminated my book'.
Then answered he who writeth: `O Master, what shall a man do when the law shall be found contaminated and the false prophet shall speak?'
Jesus answered: `Good is thy question, O Barnabas; wherefore I tell thee that in such a time few are saved, seeing that men do not consider their end,
which is God. As God liveth in whose presence my soul standeth, every doctrine that shall turn man aside from his end, which is God, is most evil
Wherefore there are three things that thou shalt consider in doctrine - namely, love towards God, pity towards one's neighbour, and
hatred towards thyself, who hast offended God, and offendest him every day.
Wherefore every doctrine that is contrary to these three heads do thou avoid, because it is most evil.
All Praise and Glory belongs to God forever!