Jesus Will Return

Jesus (‘Isa) (Upon whom be peace), just as all the other prophets, is a chosen slave of Allah whom Allah assigned to summon people to the true path. However, there are some attributes of Jesus distinguishing him from other prophets, the most important one being that he was raised up to Allah and that he will come back to earth again. 

Contrary to what most people believe, Jesus was not crucified and killed nor did he die for any other reason. The Quran tells us that they did not kill him and they did not crucify him and that Allah raised him up to Him. In none of the verses, is there an actual reference to his murder or that he was killed, apart from the verse (ayah) which denies that it happened. Furthermore, the Quran acquaints us with some events from the life of Jesus which have not yet happened. Thus, his second coming to earth is a prerequisite for these events to happen. There is no doubt that the Quran’s revelations will surely happen. 

Despite this, however, many people assume that Jesus passed away some thousands of years ago and that thus it is unlikely that he will return. This is a misconception arising from lack of knowledge about the Quran and the Sunnah. A careful scrutiny of the Quran will render an accurate understanding of the verses about Jesus possible. 

Our Prophet also told us that Jesus will be sent back to earth and related that in that time, which is called "the end of time", there may be a period in which the earth will attain unprecedented peace, justice and welfare. The "end times" refers to the period of time close to the end of the world. According to Islam, in this time, there will be the terrible trials of the Dajjal (Anti-Christ), many earthquakes and the emergence of Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog) after which the ways of the Quran will prevail and people will extensively adhere to the values it introduces.

In their dreams, people always long for better. A more beautiful landscape, a more delicious food, a more socially promising society .. The later period of "the end of time" expresses a period which entirely embraces all these favorable concepts, "the better", "the more beautiful" etc. It is a blessed period people have been longing for ages. It is the glorious time of welfare and abundance, of justice and peace. It is the time when all these blessings will supersede injustice, immorality, conflict and wars. It is surely the blessed time when Islamic morals will penetrate to every aspect of life.

THE EXPECTED SAVIOR 

In every age, Allah answered the call of His slaves who desperately needed His help. This also holds true for this age and for the future. As it was the case with the earlier ages, in our day, too, it is expected that Allah will save people from the injustice of the system of disbelief and present them with the beauties of Islam.

It is especially expected that the Islamic world will find a way out of the corruption it experiences today and the sincere believers will communicate the values of Islam to the whole world. Surely, as in every age, today people hope that a savior will appear. This savior, who will take mankind from the "darkness to the light," is the religion of Islam. The people leading the way to live by these superior values will defeat all the systems that deny Allah, and they will render corrupted ideologies invalid.

In brief, Allah will help each people as He did in previous ages. Allah promises this to His slaves who sincerely turn to Him and have deep fear of Him.

THE RETURN OF JESUS TO EARTH

An examination of the verses about Jesus in the Quran indicates that Jesus neither died nor was killed, but he was raised to the presence of Allah. In Surat an-Nisa, it is related that Jesus was not killed but raised to the presence of Allah. The related verse follows:

And (on account of) their saying, "We killed the Messiah, ‘Isa son of Maryam, Messenger of Allah." They did not kill him and they did not crucify him but it was made to seem so to them. Those who argue about him are in doubt about it. They have no real knowledge of it, just conjecture. But they certainly did not kill him. Allah raised him up to Himself. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat an-Nisa: 157-158)

From what has been related so far, it is clear that Jesus did not die but was raised to the presence of Allah. However, there is one more point that is underlined by the Quran: Jesus will come back to earth. That Jesus will come back to earth towards the end of time is related in another verse 43:61. [detailed references are available in the book related to other verses: 3:45-48; 3:55; 4:157-159].

Starting from Surat az-Zukhruf: 57, there is reference to Jesus :

When an example is made of the son of Maryam (‘Isa) your people laugh uproariously. They retort, "Who is better then, our gods or him?" They only say this to you for argument’s sake. They are indeed a disputatious people.

He is only a slave on whom We bestowed Our blessing and whom We made an example for the tribe of Israel. (Surat az-Zukhruf: 43-59)

If We wished, We could appoint angels in exchange for you to succeed you on the earth. (Surat az-Zukhruf: 43-60

Just after these verses, Allah declares that Jesus is a sign of the Day of Judgment.

He is a Sign of the Hour. Have no doubt about it. But follow me. This is a straight path. (Surat az-Zukhruf: 43:61)

Ibn Juzayy says that the first meaning of this verse is that Jesus is a sign or a precondition of the Last Hour. We can say that this verse is a clear indication that Jesus will come back to earth at the end times. That is because Jesus lived six centuries before the revelation of the Quran. Consequently, we cannot interpret his first coming as a sign of the Day of Judgment. What this verse actually indicates is that Jesus will come back to earth towards the end of time, that is to say, during the last period of time before the Day of Judgment and this will be a sign for the Day of Judgment. Allah surely knows the best.

The Arabic of the verse "He is a Sign of the Hour" is "Innahu la ‘ilmun li’s-sa’ati…" Some people interpret the pronoun "hu" (he) in this verse as the Quran. However, the preceding verses explicitly indicate that Jesus is mentioned in the verse: "He is only a slave on whom We bestowed Our blessing and whom We made an example for the tribe of Israel" [1]

In Sahih Muslim, it is also stated that the Hadith in which it is said that the Prophet Jesus will descend amongst people at the end of time have reached the degree of being mutawatir, i.e. narrated by so many people in each generation that it is not possible to have any doubt of their authenticity, and that it is counted as one of the major signs of the Day of Rising. (Sahih Muslim, 2/58)

Hudhayfah ibn Usayd al-Ghifari said, "The Messenger of Allah (saas) came to us all of a sudden as we were (busy in a discussion). He said: ‘What are you discussing?’ We said: ‘We are discussing the Last Hour.’ Thereupon he said: ‘It will not come until you see ten signs before it’ – and (in this connection) he made mention of the smoke, the Dajjal, the beast, the rising of the sun from the west, the descent of ‘Isa the son of Maryam, Yajuj and Majuj, and landslides in three places, one in the east, one in the west and one in Arabia at the end of which fire will burn forth from the Yemen, and drive people to the place of their assembly." (Sahih Muslim)

JESUS IN THE RISALE-I NUR COLLECTION

In the Risale-I Nur collection, a Quranic commentary written by Said Nursi, also known as Bediuzzaman (the Wonder of the Age), one of the greatest Islamic scholars of the 20th century, there is extensive reference to the end of time and the second coming of Jesus .

It is a fact that today Muslim communities embrace different thoughts. However, a great number of Muslims from various cultures agree that Bediuzzaman was one of the greatest scholars of the 13th century (Muslim Calendar). That is why the detailed descriptions of the end of time by Bediuzzaman are of great importance for all Muslims.

In his explanations regarding the end of time, Bediuzzaman states that two philosophical movements, described as serious endeavors to establish disbelief, would cause disorder on earth. The first one will be a covert threat to Islam while the second class of movements will openly reject the existence of Allah. The second current is materialist and naturalist understandings that affirm that matter is an absolute being, which has existed since eternity and which will exist until eternity. The two movements further hold that living beings accidentally came into existence from non-living matter. (Naturalism is known as the philosophical dimension of Darwin’s theory of evolution.)

This definition surely provides the basis of all ideologies denying the existence of Allah. Since early times, materialists opposed all religions revealed by Allah, fought against their supporters, oppressed people, waged wars and opened the way to every sort of degeneration in society.

Jesus , too, in his second coming to earth, will struggle against these materialist and naturalist movements and, by the will of Allah, will gain victory over them. Bediuzzaman draws attention in his books to the materialist movement: 

The Second Current: A tyrannical current born of Naturalist and Materialist philosophy will gradually become strong and spread at the end of time by means of materialist philosophy, reaching such a degree that it denies God. [2] 

Bediuzzaman heralds that Jesus will come to earth at such a period when disbelief will dominate the earth. As stated in the following words of Bediuzzaman, in his second coming to earth, Jesus will rule with the Quran and eliminate all bigotry in Christianity. Uniting against disbelief, Christians who have embraced Islam and Muslims will prevail over the disbelieving ideologies by the guidance of the Quran. The related section in the Risale-i Nur follows:

At that point when the current appears to be very strong, the religion of true Christianity, which comprises the collective personality of Jesus , will emerge. That is, it will descend from the skies of Divine Mercy. Present Christianity will be purified in the face of that reality; it will cast off superstition and distortion, and unite with the truths of Islam. Christianity will in effect be transformed into a sort of Islam. Following the Quran, the collective personality of Christianity will be in the rank of follower, and Islam, in that of leader. True religion will become a mighty force as a result of its joining it. Although defeated before the atheistic current while separate, Christianity and Islam will have the capability to defeat and rout it as a result of their union. Then the person of Jesus , who is present with his human body in the world of the heavens, will come to lead the current of true religion, as, relying on the promise of One Powerful Over All Things, the Bringer of Sure News has said. Since he has told of it, it is true, and since the One Powerful Over All Things has promised it, He will certainly bring it about. [3]

In all his descriptions of the second coming, Bediuzzaman indicates that Jesus will remove all the systems of disbelievers in that period. He further adds that he will receive great support from Muslims. Jesus will act as a Muslim and pray behind the imam of the Muslims, and work together with the right-acting people from the Islamic world, and will assume leadership in spreading the Quran and its teachings, and remove the ongoing violence of the system of the disbelievers:

It will be the truly pious followers of Jesus who will kill the gigantic collective personality of materialism and irreligion which the Dajjal will form – for the Dajjal will be killed by Jesus’ sword – and destroy his ideas and disbelief, which are atheistic. Those truly pious Christians will blend the essence of true Christianity with the essence of Islam and rout the Dajjal with their combined strength, in effect killing him. The narration: "Jesus will come and will perform the obligatory prayers behind the Mahdi and follow him," alludes to this union, and to the sovereignty of the Quran and its being followed. [4]

CONCLUSION

In the history of mankind, that Jesus will be sent back to earth for a second time by Allah is surely a divine favor to all humanity. Only a minority of people will enjoy this occasion. He will then be a blessed "savior" sent to all mankind. Indeed, in times when violence and disorder were increasingly experienced in the world, human beings begged a "helper" from Allah. Accordingly, Allah responded to their plea:

What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, "Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!"? (Surat an-Nisa: 75) 

As mentioned earlier, the "savior" in our time is the penetration of the Quranic values to our souls and society. Upon his second coming, Jesus will wholeheartedly adhere to these revealed values favored by Allah and strive purely to spread them to people all over the world.

The knowledge of unseen and future events is something only known to Allah. Yet, it is certain that those who expect this blessed period and this person must at that time undertake important obligations. Just as Jesus will protect and guide all believers, the believers will also have to give wholehearted support to Jesus and help him in the services he renders for the sake of Allah. This time, in other words, during his second coming, believers should never make him ask again, "Who will be my helpers to Allah?" (Surah Al ‘Imran: 52) Otherwise, one will feel deep regret and torment both in this world and hereafter. Allah clearly threatens those who are ungrateful:

Then we sent our Messengers one after another, at intervals. Each time its Messenger came to a community they called him a liar so We made them follow one another too and turned them into myths and legends. Away with the people who have no faith! (Surat al-Muminun: 44) 

On the other hand, those who follow him, who provide him sincere support and adopt the revealed values brought by him may well hope to earn the good pleasure, mercy and eternal paradise of Allah. This is a definite promise and good tidings given by Allah: 

Allah has sent down a reminder to you, a Messenger reciting Allah’s Clear Signs to you to bring those who have faith and do right actions out of the darkness into the Light. Whoever has faith in Allah and acts rightly, We will admit him into Gardens with rivers flowing under them remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. Allah has provided for him excellently! (Surat at-Talaq: 11) 

We are grateful to Allah, the Almighty, Who will honor such of His slaves as He wills on such a great occasion as the second coming of Jesus and grant them this important opportunity to gain merit for their lives in the hereafter. 

And peace be upon the Messengers. And praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds! (Surat as-Saffat: 181-182) 


Notes:

*. : Upon whom be peace

1. Prof. Suleyman Ates, Yuce Kur’an’ın Cagdas Tefsiri (The Contemporary Tafsir of the Holy Quran, vol. 6, p. 4281)

2. Said-i Nursi, The Letters, The Fifteenth Letter, p.53

3. Said-i Nursi, The Letters, The Fifteenth Letter, p.54

4. Said-i Nursi, The Rays, The Fifth Ray, p. 493

Excerpts taken from Harun Yahya’s book, titled “Jesus will Return”. First English edition published in February 2001.  To order this book, click here.



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  1. I wonder what will provoke the sun to rise in

    the west? will it be a reverse orbit and what

    will cause this change? looking forward to

    seeing a life on earth where peace and love of

    all our brothers and sisters will prevail. We all

    love god, why are we fighting?

  2. A very balanced, rational & enlightened article, l learned a lot, may Allah guide us & reward all those who make us follow the right path, Ameen!

  3. This is a naive and of no-value story. Jesus is a humble human being. He lived a decent life and died “normally”. The story of having him back to the earth is against the fact that he was just a flesh and blood. This is another “die-hard” story to preserve the imagination that Jesus is special in nature and that he is the blessed savior to all mankind. Why is so difficult to understand that the blessed savior to all mankind has arrived 14 centuries ago with undeniable prove (Al Qur’an). He is Muhammad s.a.w, the blessed savior to all mankind. But, I’ll let you wonder about this second comming fable. I feel sorry for people to believe in this absurd story. Hey, wake-up… what’s the point of wasting your time to discuss this. Follow Muhammad s.a.w and watch your step.

    But Islam is only for those who are honest, sincere and can think straight.

  4. Thanks you very much for this beautiful article on Jesus in Islam. I am a Christian but I study Islam because I deeply believe we ara all the children of the One same God. May The Lord our God bless and protect you and all my other Muslims Brothers.

  5. A fascinating article. After the events of 9/11/01, I began reading an English translation of the Quran, in an attempt to better understand Islamic beliefs.

    I was utterly amazed at how closely the teachings of the Quran match my own beliefs as a Christian. While I disagree with many of the doctrines of modern Christianity, I do consider myself a Christian, because I believe in, and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. And as a follower of Christ, I believe that everything we do should be done according to the will of God (Allah). So to my surprise, I find no significance conflicts between my own Christian beliefs and the teachings of Islam.

    In fact, I have come to believe that if I closely examine the beliefs of Christians, Muslims and Jews, and focus on the basic fundamentals of each faith rather than squabbling over the differences in details and semantics, I just might catch a glimpse of the Truth.

    As I examine the teachings of Jesus, Mohammed and Moses; (not what men have said about them, but what they actually taught), I find truths, universal to the three faiths, that I can cling to:

    ***

    There is only one God (Allah) who created, and rules the universe. He wants us to love and worship Him. He wants us to love and care for each other, especially those who cannot care for themselves.

    ***

    How sadly ironic that the people (or perhaps more accurately, the governments) that propose to adhere to these three faiths cannot seem to keep from murdering each other.

    Your humble servant in Christ.

  6. As a Muslim I am not looking for nor expecting the return Prophet Isa (pbuh) who has been dead for over 2,000 years. I believe this idea is the property of Christains and that is where it needs to remain. They is no supporting evidence that Jesus is coming back to earth in the Quran. The mission of Prophet Jesus was fulfilled with our Nabi Muhammad (pbuh). We say he (Jesus) will kill the swine and break the cross? For whom?, Muslims or Christains? and where is the free will in that? I hope the day will come when as Muslims will be a little more critical of some reports in Hadith in light of sound reason and logic.

  7. Jazak Allah Khair, for the timely posting of this article by Harun Yahya. My thoughts have been on this topic quite a bit recently, ever since another member of IslamiCity had asked for our thoughts regarding Dajjal. Jazak Allahu Khair, as well, for the comment by that IslamiCity member.

    As Salaamu Alaikum.

  8. jesus did not die on cross but he was injured and latet treated by his companions.Later he migrated to Kashmir and after having a normal life there he died there at age of nearly 120 years.The return of jesus is meant by the name of hazrat mirza Ghuam Ahmad Qadiani who came in world in 14th century after Hazrat Mohammad s.a.w.

  9. A sad and confused message. The Bible tells us exactly who Jesus is, why he came, and what will be. Everything else is conjecture and confusion sent by the evil one.

    “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

    Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death–even death on a cross!

    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. “

    Philippians 2:6-11

  10. There is no doubt that Prophet Jesus PBUH will come to this world and the ones that do not believe in it then for them is there religion and for us is our religion. The sky and the stars and the moon and soo will the humans also see that Prophet Jesus PBUH will come back to Planet Earth and then also we will see a number of disbelievers.

  11. jj; Don’t be so quick to dismiss ideas which differ from your own. And be carefull when you quote Paul as the absolute truth. He admitted himself, that none of us really know the full truth:

    “Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me now.” –1 Corinthians 13:12

    It is good to have faith and strong convictions. But it is foolish and arrogant for any of us to think that we know the absolute the truth about God or Jesus.

  12. Salaam, this is for JJ, fausia waseem, and Rashad Abdel-Azeem.

    JJ, as a past christian, I grew up in the church. I was actually taught in the church that the bible had been deeply changed by the “enemies of god”. My question to you is, how can you actually follow the bible without questioning what you are reading? Think about it. Its alright to question your beliefs, and I hope you do so. There are {documented} changes to the bible.

    Now, to fausia waseem. There is >> evidence to what you stated of him migrating to Kashmir and dieing at 120 years. Read the hadith and learn the real facts. And Jesus will return to kill the anti-christ, and soonafter and he will be the king of the world ruling under islam. Not by some guy named hazrat mirza Ghuam Ahmad Qadiani. I recommend you actually go and read about it before replying with your own mind.

    Now for Rashad Abdul-Azeem, you said your not looking forward to the return of prophet Isa b/c he has been “dead” for 2000 years. Isa has not been killed but taken into heaven read surah 3:55. Then you stated that no evidence of him returning is in the quran. Then finally you stated, “I hope the day will come when as Muslims will be a little more critical of some reports in Hadith in light of sound reason and logic. ” Ok, the hadiths that you want people to be critical about are well documented hadiths meaning that prophet Muhammad has told this to many people and therefore they are considered strong hadiths. The ones dealing with Prophet Isa returning are all strong hadiths. If you dont believe in the hadiths you are calling the messenger of allah a liar, and surely he was not. He was not “illogical” and was a man of his word. I recommend you go to the mosque and actually get a book about Prophet Isa returning and what he will do when he comes back. He will rule under islam. Please do so because its good to correct errors we have. Salaam and may allah guide us all to follow true islam.

  13. … Jesus was never a slave, and was never raised from Allah in heaven, Jesus came on Earth to reedem our sins. He loves each of us, Arab, Jewish, American, or Finnish, he died on the cross for you and me. When he returns, he will rapture his church, and the christains that love and whorship him. The Koran is twisted, there’s nowhere they teach love one another, they hate everyone, Jesus wants us to serve him. He is our heavenly father. Jesus is the perfect example of what somebody should be. Like what General Attorney General Ashcroff said “Allah asks his followers to give their sons to die for him. Our God gave His Son to die for us.” Once the evil Arab nations rally to destroy Israel, they will ultimantley fail as our lord Jesus Christ will return to rapture us, and save his choosen people.

  14. Jesus is not a slave to allah but He is the exact representation of the invisible God. He existed from before the world began. The world was made by Him. He came into the world but the world did not recognize Him. If the world had recognized Him for who He was,then none would have crucified Him, and if none would have crucified him, then they would have crowned Him and if they would have crowned Him then the purpose for which He came would have been a waste. He came to deliver us from our sins. No one has power to make us righteous in God’s eyes but only God alone. So sin had to be punished. But Jesus took the punishment of our sins upon Himself on the cross to pave the way for us to eternal life so that just as He lives today, we might also live with Him for always and not go to hell because He loves us and God is love. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. No one has seen God. The only Son, who is the same as God and is at the Father’s side, He has made Him known. He came the first time born in a manger, but He’ll come the second time riding on a white horse as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He came the first time to be crucified but He’ll come the second time with a sharp sword proceding out of His mouth to make war. Jesus said, come to Me all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest. Take My yoke and put it on you and learn from Me because I am gentle and humble in Spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy and the load I will put on you is light.

  15. In the name of Allah,most Gracious,Most Merciful.

    Salaamun Alaykum, I looked over the article and immediately had a smile on my face.In Islam we love all of Allah’s(swt) prophets from Adam till his final messanger,Muhammad(peace be upon them all.)

    Prophet Jesus(pbuh) surely has a great role towards the end of time.The Article made a note of a couple of key points.Aside from this,to fellow breathren,Jew or maybe pertaining more to this topic, the Christian.To those sincere in there love of God and commitment to goodness I will only say the best of words to describe these

    people.

    If you are on the other hand,someone who likes to turn to bigotry and hate,I’m afraid you may catch us Muslims at some disadvantage..You might express negativty towards God’s final Prophet(pbuh),or even towards God directly.You see,from our breathren,Jews may honor and except the likes of previous prophets up until Moses(pbuh),while Christians may except them along with Jesus(pbuh)…Our disadvantage as Muslims is that when one of the two decides to use hateful words towards Islam,we love these figures just as much as they do..So please,if your someone who likes to cause trouble or discredit Al-Islam,do so in a way that you can make your case through dialogue and debate…If you can prove Islam wrong, make your point…But as time has proven, this is a perfect case of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE…

    Subhan Allah(All glory be to God)

  16. To Rashad Abdel Azeem and the misguided

    Christians,

    Have you even read the article? You sound

    ignorant even after maybe even reading it. May

    be that is why you posted a response. the

    truth is presented to you, and yet you deny it!

    As a Muslims it is in our aqeedah to believe in

    the Day of Judgement and its signs, the return

    of Isa alaihis salam is a sign of the Day of

    Judgement. HE WAS NEVER CRUXIFIED

    NOR KILLED. READ Surat an-Nisa: 157-158

    AND HE WILL RETURN BEFORE THE DAY

    OF JUDGEMENT, READ SURAH ZUKHRUF

    AYAHS 57 TO 61. To the Chrisians, woe be to

    those who reject the guidance and truth.

    Say: O you that reject Faith! I do not worship

    that which you worship, Nor will you worship

    that which I worship. And I will not worship that

    which you have been wont to worship, Nor will

    you worship that which I worship. To be your

    Way, and to me mine.

    Basically, if you, Christians, so called

    “followers of Christ” don’t like what we have to

    say buzz off! Shooo! Bad flies, yucky!

  17. I’m sorry but the way it has been commented on about “Jesus (als) Will Return” it’s not going to happen that way. Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) said that Allah will give us a teacher. For this day and time in American Allah has given us a teacher in Imam Warith Deen Mohammed of the “American Society of Muslims’. I think you so-called scholars should listen to him commenting on what it means concerning Jesus return. Imam Mohammed has taught that Jesus has already return 1400 years ago in Prophet Muhammed but the understanding of that is realized in our day and time. Prophet Muhammed said that in the end you shall see Christ Jesus and Himself together as one. Therefore, the teacher that Allah gives will bring that understanding to us and show us plaining how Christ Jesus and Prophet Mohammed are one complimenting each other. Also, that the christians and muslim will come to realize that they are not that different from each by recognizing the closeness their prophet and our prophet are one; making us one. That’s the return of Christ. Christ is a type that is represented in what Muhammed the Prophet is. Muhammed fulfilled the sign of christ.

    If Jesus would return as some think who will he lead? Certainly not the Muslims. Muhammed the Prophet is our leader and he is the leader of all the prophets that came before him.

  18. To Roes and Rashad Abdel-Azeem …

    I am not sure whether you are ignorant of your religion (if you are Muslims) or your reponses are just out of arrogance. How can you claim that Jesus (as) has died when Allah says very clearly that he was not been killed or crusified and that he was raised up to Him and that he will be a sign of Hour (meaning the End of Time). How can you disagree with the many Hadiths of the Prophet (saw) in Bukhari and Muslim about the return of Jesus (as). You seemed to be very ignorant of the deen or just being arrogant. For a non-Muslim, we do not expect them to believe these things, but for Muslims, specially Sunnis, to say such things shows complete ignorance. Believing in the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) is part of your deen (faith). Here is a Hadith from Bukhari:

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425:

    Narrated Abu Huraira:

    Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and no-body will accept charitable gifts.

    No Muslims scholars since the time of the Companions ever disputed these Hadiths, and now you guys come along acting like prophets bringing some new revelations. Do yourselves a favor, go study your deen, before you come on such forums and commit sins against yourselves.

  19. asalamu aloikom islamiccity,

    may alah help us in these troubling times and may allah bless us with the reurn of a leader that will help us.

    ive been wondering the situation in the muslim world and the signs of the hour.

    the most thing that troubling me is the return of imam Mahdi can u please tell me some of the things about him. also people r saying he is born and that the cursed dajjal is born too. May allah reward u and wassalamo alaikom.

  20. For those who wait for Jesus to come as savior.. keep waiting..

    For me, as Muslim, The blessed savior to all mankind is Muhammad s.a.w along with Al Qur’an. He is the last messenger of Alloh. He’s been sent down 14 centuries ago. So just take it or leave it… it’s all up to you.

    If you use your head, you would know what is the truth and what is not.

    KISS (Keep It Simple S…..)

  21. To Yusuf (or any of you who can answer), I have a question. As you stated in your post, Islam teaches that Moses and Jesus were both prophets sent by Allah. I assume that Muslims are therefore encouraged to study and follow the teachings of Jesus and the laws of Moses? If so, where do they find those teachings? While the Quran speaks about both Moses and Jesus being sent by Allah, I don’t believe it actually contains their teachings.

    Do Muslims study the Bible and/or Torah, or are there other books that they believe contain the teachings of Jesus and laws of Moses?

    Your servant in Christ.

  22. I don’t mean anything about other peoples beliefs but sometimes people are doing reports and then they stumble on to this what are they suppoed to think if they dont believe in this. Im not saying anything bad about your religion, i just think that you should give some people some kind of warning on the site because this could offend some people. All though it offends me (some of the things you guys out in here) but that is your religon so im ok with that , because just like some of the things you say about Jeasus Christ offends me im sure some of the things we say abut him offend you guys. All im saying is you should say on your site is that this is what your religion believes because i know people who think onwe thing about the return of Jesus Christ and then if they read this they would be confused because they were taught something different and you are telling them the oppisite. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT ON YOUR SITE YOU SHOULD PUT THAT THIS IS THE BELIEFS OF THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE AND THAT YOU DONT MEAN TO OFFEEND ANY OTHER RELIGONS. Because it is offensive and someone might not take it as lightly as i do. You shuold also give them a warning before they enter the site so that they cant say that they did not know and then you are not responsible for them finding something offensive bbcause thn its not your fault because they knew before they even enters thd site that it might be fou d offensive by some religons. ONCE agian i am not saying ANYTHING bad about your reliogn its just that people (christans, catholics,etc.) might find thsi offensive, and itws not your fault because its not your reliogn, and you did not force them onto this site, but if they were doing a school report andthey stumbled onto this site , people mught find theis offensive. I think that you need to put some kind of warning up before people enter the site so that people know aht site they are going into and that it migjht be offensivei think all religious site shod have a warning on themsopeople know

  23. Jeasus did not rise up to Allah! he idd die on the cross nad if you have to say this on your site at least put a post up that this is the islam belefs and that they are not meant to ofend other reliogons! and what this about not say anything aboutpeople beliefs when you av that islamic person called us christan misguided and called us flies and stuff! how come rthey can say that

    THAT IS SOOO not fair!!

  24. In reply to curtis williams about the sun rising from the west.I once heard my father saying wat im writing below. it might expalin it.However it is just an idea, what is the absolute truth only time will tell . It might be that the end of the world be heralded by a large meteor passing close to the earth causing it to spin on its axis hence causing the sun to rise from the west. It might also explain the loud noise (the horn of Israfeel)that we will hear on the last day. and the water of the seas evaporating. There is also a reference to the sun being very very close to earth (half a spears length i think). A meteor entering the earths atmosphere would in a way shine like the sun.. and be really close.. I dont know. once again this is just wat i heard my father say .. so its not like that its true. Its just an idea

    Salamoalaikum

  25. As Salam Alaikum

    I found this artical interesting, Inshallah as muslims we will study our deen without bias calling each other names and being intolerant of others. When jesus returns you better be of a right mind. Only Allah grants understanding so have mercy and be kind. (This comment is for the harsh comments)on this article Hate won’t bring us anything but a bad deed.

  26. The ascending of Jesus is symbollic. The verse went something like this “And we ascended him and his mother to an elevated land with springs”. This meant that he went on to finish his mission, and traveled east to Kashmir. You can tell that people there have Israeli decent. It is ridiculous to think that he and his mother were raised to heaven and will come back down. Islam is a scientific religion, we can’t be as koo koo and superstitious as Christians.

  27. JESUS HAS ALREADY RETURNED. THE TRUTH THAT JESUS TAUGHT WAS ABSENT FROM THE WORLD, WHEN ALLAH REVEALED QURAN TO MUHAMMED THE PROPHET (PBUH) JESUS RETURNED IN HIS FULL GLORY. WHEN YOU SEE THE FAITH COMMUNITIES CHRISTIANS, MULSIM AND OTHER WORKING TOGETHER. BY THE WAY, IMAM WARITH DEEN MOHAMMED REACHED OUT TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES 27 YEAR AGO BASED ON HIS UNDERSTANDING OF QURAN.

  28. Reply to Christopher and Roes.

    Christopher, the Qur’an teaches us (Muslims) that Moses and Jesus were both great prophets who were sent to the Children of Israel. It also tells us that prophets were sent to every community in the world through history. Moses was given the Torah and Jesus was given the Injeel (Gospels). Since none of those books ever survived their orginal forms, and what you have now and through history are not the original Torah and Gospels, but something that people wrote and corrupted them and manipulated them, we Muslims do not accept them. Allah tells us that He did sent the Torah and the Gospels at one time, but what the Jews and the Christians have are not the original truth. Rather, something that they manipulated over years. And you still see that today, how the Bible is constantly being changed and revised to appease different followers. Allah then sent the Quran and promised to protect it till the End of Time. He also tells us that the Quran came to set the records that were corrupted by the Jews and Christians straight.

    http://www.thetruereligion.org will give you more info on these matters.

    REPLY TO ROES: Your truly seemed to be ignorant of Islam. I beg you to go study it before getting into any discussion about it.

    If you think Muslims are waiting for Jesus to be our savior, you are very confused. No Muslim who is educated in Islam will ever say that Jesus is coming as Savior. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) only said that he will come as a JUST LEADER for the Muslims and NOT as a prophet. And he will rule by the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). At the same time he will kill the Anti-Christ and set the records straight with the Jews and Christians that he was a humble human and prophet and not what they ascribed to him.

  29. Fahad Khaja–

    Sorry to sound upset at my first post on this topic. When someone talks bad about Jesus–the Jesus that I believe in as a Christian–like the article did, I get defensive about it and feel I must speak up for Jesus. I understand that Islam has it’s own belief on Jesus, that you do not believe he is the Christ, the savior, and the Son of God. This is a place where Christianity and Islam are directly opposite. There are a lot of things common too, at least there are things that could be held in common if we try. Look, no one is going to force or convince anyone to believe anything. It can only be presented and shown through our lives and teachings and God will be the one that will do the convincing. For me, I am firm in my belief that Jesus is the Christ and that only he can bridge the gap between my sinful life and the holiness of God.

    Fahad, I am sorry that your church mislead you and did not teach the true Word. I do question everything I read, including the Bible. I am not blindly following Christ. God is not afraid of my questions–I pray that He shows me the truth. But I know 100% that the Holy Spirit lives within me because I have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. It is not some feeling or understanding of the Bible that did this, it is GOD. I am sorry that you have not really accepted Christ, or have turned away the Holy Spirit in your life. I am richly blessed by God and give thanks daily that he accepts me and forgives me. I do believe that the Bible is the God breathed word though–not because someone told me to, but because I have faith that it is. People have abused the Bible over and over and that has turned many from the Truth, turned them towards other religions in their effort to find God. Keep searching for God. Keep searching for the Truth. In the “documented” changes in the Bible you speak of, do they contradict the salvation message? Just curious of your sources.

    In Christ.

  30. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Two schools of understanding exist in regard to Jesus’ (PBUH) return. The Return school expressed by Br. Yahya. The understanding based largely on ahadith.

    Others however, believe that Jesus will not return, including Mufti of Egypt and Rector of Al-Azhar Sheikh Shaltut, Muhummad Abduh, Muhummad Asad, and others

    I have read and reviewed both views fairly thoroughly, and now hold the later view. That is, Jesus will not return. I invite others to review this understanding from a paper I have compiled. It can be downloaded (Word document) from http://www.geocities.com/gopopnow/1.doc

    It lays out the understanding and also explains why the school believing his return is eminent is incorrect.

    Remember, blind faith is no faith. We must study both views, and THEN come to an understanding “Do not accept anything that you have no knowledge of. Surely the hearing, the sight and the mind you are responsible for.” (Qur’an, 17:36)

    “They are the ones who examine all words, then follow the best. These are the ones whom GOD has guided; these are the ones who possess intelligence.” (39:18)

    Regards,

    Nabeel

    yahudee786@aol.com

  31. Assalam alaikum warahmatullah, I’m happy to read your subject about the returning of Jesus christ Isa bin Maryam. You noted somes signs among them Dajjal, please could you tell me about Dajjal.

    wassalam

  32. As salaamu alaikum,

    Qur’an says of Isa(as), quote:

    “‘Iz qaalallaahu yaa-‘lisaaa ‘inni muta-waffika…” [3:55]

    The word [wafat] incorporated into this ayat means that Allah took away Isa’s(as) soul as to cause his death. In fact [wafat] is used in Quran over 20 times and with the exception of two noted places the meaning is to take away the soul at the time of death. Only at two places [wafat] has been used to mean to take away the soul at the time of sleep, but even here the qualifying words of “sleep” or “night” have been added to make the context clear to the reader [see: 6:60 and 39:42].

    The primary meaning of [wafat] employed throughout the text of Quran when God is the subject and a human being is the object, has always meant that Allah took away the soul as to cause death and nothing else.

    Please see the following ayats of Quran for they clearly illustrate on what I have commented on above regarding the use of [wafat] in Quran, see:

    1) 3:193

    2) 4:15

    3) 7:126

    4) 8:50

    5) 10:46

    6) 10:104

    7) 12:101

    8) 13:40

    9) 16:28

    10) 16:32

    11) 22:5

    12) 39:42

    13) 40:67

    14) 40:77

    15) 47:27

    etc…

    Indeed, when one refers to his or her Qur’an regarding this issue, one is compelled to see that according to Qur’an where God is the subject and a human being like Isa(as) is the object, Allah has caused [past tense] the [wafat] or the death of Isa(as), by Him taking away Isa’s(as) soul.

    In short, there is absolutely no justification to be found in Qur’an for believing that Isa(as) never died and is still physically living somewhere for the past 2000 plus years.

    Furthermore, the [rafa’a] or exaltation by Allah of Isa(as) was that of his [ruh] or soul and NOT that of his physical body. Indeed, the Qur’an says in ayat [3:55], that Allah would first cause the [wafat] i.e., the taking away of Isa’s(as) soul and then and only then, cause the [rafa’a] of his soul to Him and not vice-versa as mistakenly believed by man

  33. Dear Ahmed, Torah and the Gospels did not disappeared or get lost somewhere. But God preserved His word through the ages. God is eternal and His word is eternal. Scholars have discovered several hundred scrolls and fragments including the oldest copies of old testament books and passages, the original manuscripts as early as 3rd century B.C. to 1st century A.D. known as the dead sea scrolls and so on, as a proof that God is living and will not let His words fall to the ground. It is written; As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not reurn to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Jesus said heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away. Jesus coming to earth was prophesied in the Torah, the psalms and in the minor prophets. His coming was not a coincidence, it was foretold that a virgin would give birth to a son and would call his name Immanuel meaning ‘God with us’. In the gospels Jesus prophesied about his death, and resurrection, and showed the way to heaven. He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life no one goes to the Father except by me”. Not only that, He talked about the signs of the end times and I believe that we are living and witnessing those prophesies being fulfilled in our time and He also promised that He will rapture His church and will return in the clouds and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all the people of the earth will mourn because of Him and His feet will touch the mount of Olives and the mount of Olives will split in two. So my friend, the bible is older than the quran and what if the quran was corrupted and manipulated by its founders after all! Think about it…

  34. As-Salaam-U-Alaiykum WW,

    Brother and sister of all faiths and religions…those of you who say it is offensive that Brother Harun Yahya has spoke the truth about what Islam says to us, from what Allah, SubhanawataAllah, has outlined….why is it that you do not see muslims going onto Christian websites and posting such comments?? Why should there be a warning before opening this article that it expresses the concepts outlined in the Qur’an and Sunnah?? What clouds MY judgement, is not what Islam teaches, but from what I have learned from a very young age about Islam, when I started to learn about Christianity, I constantly saw Islam’s superiority in that there are no contradictions…it is clear nad simple, yet the only thing that clouded my judgement was what I saw in the bible, in comparison to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. If you are going to get angry at people writing articles about Islam, that is unfair because muslims, what Islam teaches, is not to speak against other religions, such as Christianity. In fact muslims visited Churches inmyarea,they would express their regret on the actions of George W. Bush and his tyrannical government, they went to such lengths to make us comfortable, they knew muslims were coming to talk with them and they covered up the statues and depictions of prophet Jesus, p.b.u.h.

    If we are going to unite under the banner of ONE GOD with no partners, we must start working together, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and fight the oppressors, the one’s who kill innocent people using religion as an excuse to murder others; Zionists, Al-Qaeda, Masons, Rockerfellers, KKK’s, American Militias, and right-wing, hawkish American republican’s and democrats! Bush and Blair denied the calls of their own churches to stop war, are are letting JPMorganChase owned by Rockerfeller family, to take first stab at Iraq’s oil. May God reward God-fearing people and bring peace to us ALL GOD-WILLING.Is it better to shed light or curse the dark

  35. When I was about 3 or 4 years old I was taken to a catholic church to see what is called ” the stations of the cross”. This is a play essentially about how jesus died. I was very young, and only exposed to Cathlic churches at that time. I knew, without question, at that age, that this didn’t happen. There was no way that Jesus was crucified on a cross. I am sorry if I offend any catholic people, and I love the Pope as a peace loving man, and a man of wisdom. However, at that age, I had a strong knowlege, not just a feeling, but knowlege that this didn’t happen. He was a messanger that the jewish people did not believe, he rose from the dead to show he was indead speaking the truth from god. I also knew as a very young child, that he was not the son of God, God is a being, all knowing creator,who has not and will not turn into a person. I knew these things when I was 3 or 4 years old. Nobody told me anything but the opposite:But I never stopped knowing in my heart.

    One day I knelt in front of a statue of Jesus and I felt as if something threw me back, I fell to the ground and cried. I knew then that I should never pray in front of a statue.

    I had never read a quran in my life. To this day I have not read it. But, I know that if I do not give away my produce to those who need it, my produce will not double produce. I give and give it away and it grows and grows. I had enought for my self and my farming partner for the whole winter. Yet, I have not sat down and read the Quran.

    I was told to eat pork as a kid, and I wouldn’t eat it, I would do everything but not swallow it. Ham also was making me gag, I knew it was wrong, bad, fowl. I wouldn’t eat it and everyone stopped making me eat it. I thank them.

    22 year later, I read about Islam, I wonder to myself, “was god leading me in the right direction all those years?” All the evidence tells me so. If people listen really hard, and stop asking,God will show them too.

  36. Jesus said “before Abraham was I Am.”

    When Abraham said to his son God will provide a sacrifice” , it was a double prophesy.

    God calls himself “we”, and he said “who will go for us?”

    more later , I have to go , AGAPE to all!

  37. A cell is one , and yet is many , when it divides and multiplies , it begets another cell , but it is the same and it was with the cell in the beginning. God is one , but is also omnipresent and can manifest himself the way he wants , he is not in our space-time domain. Please don’t hate me , I like to look at all sides.

  38. Oh what a wonderful, informative, and eye opening article. I am truly blessed that Allah guided me to faithful Muslims who introduced me to Islam !! I have converted to Muslim, and know without doubt that I have found truth. All praises to Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful !

  39. alhamdulillah! this was a very informative article. i hope that everyone, muslims and non-muslims alike will benefit. in light of what’s going in the world, it’s really important that we put our trust and faith in the Lord of the Worlds; the armies of darkness are trying to extinguish the light of islam. i, too pray that we are victorious and that allah’s light will always prevail.

  40. Assalamu Alaikum,I had a dream a few months ago about Jeses(AS),

    I heard a vioce from above my head in the dream

    telling me he will be coming in my life time,

    anyway i was so pleased at this dream and so pleased to have met Jeses (AS),I just wanted to share this with you, i did keep it to myself

    but feel i should tell people.

    Sallam Alaikum

  41. what a great article, thanks for the article and be sure to send me anything which relates or has to do with islam, thanks

    asalaamu calaykum

  42. Salamun Aleukum. Your reference to Imam Mehdi A.S. and the fact that Prophet Jesus A.S. will pray behind him when he returns supports the belief in ghaybat or occultation of the 12th imam who is a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammed PBUH. The divinely ordained status of Imams began with Imam Ali A.S. who was the first in the series of Imams and culminates with the 12th Imam, Imam Mehdi A.S. who is currently in occultation. The reference also serves to highlight the elevated status of the Imams in that the 12th Imam A.S. would lead a congregation that would include Prophet Jesus A.S. The occultation of Prophet Jesus A.S. is in heaven wheras the occultation of the 12th Imam A.S. is on earth. Both are alive and present but await their reappearance on the command of Allah SWT. The age of the Prophets starting from Prophet Adam AS and ending with Prophet Muhammed PBUH,is followed by the age of the Imams or Guides,who are entrusted with the task of protecting Islam as the final message of Allah SWT. The reappearance of the 12th Imam AS will signal the culmination of this process, with an age of peace on earth where the religion of Allah SWT reigns supreme preceding the day of judgment.

    Sincerely,

    Nasir Hasan

  43. The Qur’an does contain what prophets Moosa(Moses) and Isa(Jesus) preached. Not only what they preached but also what the other prophets preached, peace be upon them all. The same was preached by the last prophet of God, Muhammed, peace be upon him. Because ALL of them preached the same message from one and ONLY one Almight God!

    A muslim is not obliged to read the Torah or the Bible but he/she may if they want too. As they too were the words of God. Until, that is they were edited by human beings. If they were not edited why are there so many different versions of the Bible? The Catholic Bible has 7 more books than the Protestant Bible. If Catholicism and Protestantism belong to the same faith, ie. Christianity, then why not have the same Holy Book? As for the scrolls being found they were just copies of the Bible NOT the original Bible itself.

    The original Qur’an is well preserved and that is why we know it hasn’t changed. And it will remain unchanged for as long as God Almighty wills!

    Thank you,

    AbdullaH

  44. This is interesting. I never knew that Jesus was such an important person in Islam. I wonder if he denounced all of his Hebrew roots or not.

  45. Will Dajjal be a person or a group of persons. Will he be a Jew, a Hindu or a Christian. Please Clarify. I have limited knowledge of Islam which I’m trying to acquire by reciting the Holy Quran.

  46. Message to Y. Muldrow:

    In the end times before the return of Christ there will be so many teachers professing to know the truth and even will claim to be Christ and therefore will deceive many. See to it that you have not already been deceived . Because Jesus did not say that He would return as another prophet, Muhammed or any other teacher for that matter but He did promise that He would return ‘Himself’.

    Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory”.

    Acts 1:11 The angels said “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

    The answer to your question as: When Jesus returns who will He lead?

    Off course He will not lead those who don’t wanna follow Him (its a matter of choice). His name is JESUS meaning ‘Savior’. He came to save the people from their sins and show them the way to heaven and eternal life. He said that whoever believes in Him will never walk in darkness. He’s the Way, He’s the Truth and He’s the life (John 14;6)

    One has to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and he/she will be saved (Acts 16:31). Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

    Where is Muhammed!!!

  47. ahmed, thank you for your response. I think it’s unfortunate that Muslims choose to completely discard the teachings of Jesus in the bible. I realize that it contains errors and inconsistencies. But in spite of that, a beautiful message from Allah can still be found there.

    It is a message of love, tolerance, mercy and sacrifice that this world so desparately needs to hear.

    Your humble servant in Christ.

  48. This is a message that I would very much like to talk with a true and understanding Muslim about. I have some questions and would like to speak some thoughts that I have that I believe maybe could reconcile the doubtful Christians with the teachings of the Quran. I was not raised a Muslim. I belong to no “church” so my intent is not as an adversary. I myself believe in both the scriptures and the quran. Or more correctly I should say what I have read thus far of the Quran. In truth I have not read the entire book yet. But what I have read has led me to believe that it is both true and accepable and in harmony with the scriptures if people could get the correct definitions of some words or verses as God intends true believers to understand them. People being born into sin have sometomes a tendency to give earthy definitions to words etc. that should have Gods definition given to them. I also know that Americans are a prideful nation and it is hard for them to accept “defeat” truth, because it makes them feel like losers. but actually they are being guided to a more accurate and better understanding of God. I pray God shall bless me with great length of years and I shall complete the reading of the Quran. And that I shall be a pleasure to God. amen.

  49. It is true when the end of time is near many men will claim to be Jesus (pbuh) and thus deceive many. But he will come, and God has said he will. And just as Mr Sen said he will not return return as another prophet. As Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, was the last of the Prophets. He will come back as a leader. To lead the

    people to the right path…the path that Allah(swt) has laid down for us.

    And just as the few verses quoted by Mr. Sen from the Bible say, Jesus (pbuh) is a son of man not God.

    Matthew 24:30 “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the

    tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory”.

    Acts 1:11 The angels said “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”

    And as for the question put forth by Mr. Sen -“Where is Muhammed [pbuh]!!!”

    He is in heaven where he belongs. The Qur’an does NOT say he will return. The Holy Prophet(pbuh) has done his duty. And is waiting for all good muslims (“people who submit to God”) at the Gates of Heaven.

    So, Mr Sen I hope I have answered your questions, even thought you did not ask me.

    One about the consistency of the Qur’an over the years (in my previous comment, look for the comment by Abdullah) and the other about “Where is Muhammed [pbuh]!!!”.

    Salaam,

    Abdullah

  50. I would like the article Jesus will return in printable form to read in depth and give it to those who do not have access to the internet.

    Please e.mail the article to me. I appreciate your assistance.

  51. Strictly speaking, the bible does not say that Jesus was crucified(killed). In the gospel of Matthew 27:50 Jesus…yielded his spirit. NIV

    In Mark 15:44 NIV. The text reads that Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. In other words Jesus was dead well before the time it would normally take for a crucifixion to run its terrible course.

    As a Christian I see no contradiction with the Quran or this author when he states that Jesus was not killed.

    Shalom

  52. If the Quaran speaks of Jesus and Israel, why is it that Islamics or Muslims hate the Jews? Wasn’t Jesus a Jew? If God or Allah as you say, loved this Jew, why can’t Muslims and Jews care for each other? After all, Jesus was good, kind and loving and was Jewish after all. This is what I don’t understand about the Islamic religion. It just doesn’t make sense.

  53. ‘religion plays the highest position in our lifes which guide us even though during our life after dead, therefor it must be superior, the problem which we can see here is the version of the religion is different where the name of ISLAM and MUSLIM are used for those who practice their religion during the life and after the die of prophets. (eg. Thurat, Zabur, Injil and Quran). Quran becomes the last version of ISLAM for MUSLIM and therefor the rest of other religions became obsolete’.

  54. Dear Abdulla,

    The world does not need any other leader to show them the right path because the path has already been shown and set forth by Christ himself as the true example. At the cross He cried ‘it is finished’. The work had been accomplished and now it was up to men to make their own CHOICE whether to accept Him or to reject Him. Those who accept and believe in His name has access to heaven and eternal life through Him but those who don’t will face everlasting distruction.

    By the way ‘Son of man’ is Jesus’ most common title when He was referring to Himself. Used 81 times in the gospels and never used by anyone but Jesus. Just because He was 100% man and 100% God, in His human nature He grew hungry, thirsty and tired and whereas by His Divine nature He was able to do miracles like raising the dead, healing the sick,calming the storm, walking on water,etc. and He was able to rise up from the grave… (you won’t find his bones in there)

    He said “I and the Father are one” He also said that “if you have seen me you have seen the Father”. If He was a prophet then He wouldn’t have made Himself equal with God.

    Yet again in John 1:1,14 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God and the WORD was GOD… The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.

    So my friend, Jesus was God in the fullest sense… believe it or not!

    If one has to enter the house, he has to enter through the door. Jesus said I am the Door, by me if any man enter in he shall be saved.

    He is the Gateway to heaven and heaven belongs to Him and He will share it with those who will enter through the door.

    Make sure not to climb in through the window…

    You have a great day buddy!

  55. Salam, Maulana Maudoodi in his Tafheemat states that there is no bais of return of Jesus in the Quran. And he is right upto this conclusion. Whatever stories have been made of Jesus’s return are taken from sources other than the Quran, which are not as absolutely as the Quran is. This concept of return of Jesus has been taken from the Christian teachings. I think it is time Muslims stopped following Christians in this matter.

  56. Reply to Sanjeev,

    I appreciate your stance, but I can tell you that most of the things you said have been refuted many times over not only by Muslims but also by Western biblical scholars and historians. You make claims about the transcripts found and all that. It is very well established there is not even two of the 24,000 so-called trascripts found that are identical. And it is very well established that many verses in the Bible are known to be interpolations, i.e “The only begotten son”, the verses about the ascention, and many more. Read about them more at : http://jamaat.net/deedat.htm

    As far as the Qur’an being corrupted, as a non-Muslims you have that inclination to believe that, because your Bible is constantly being attacked and preceived to have been corrupted by so many that are fleeing Christianity. So with that you would naturally feel good to hear that the Quran is corrupted too. But for your information, never in history, and I challenge you to find just ONE, has there been any learned Muslims or Scholars that have left Islam because they have come to realized that the Quran was corrupted. The Quran has stayed the same through 1400 years in the written form and also being memorized in its entirety by millions. Thats a living miracle which will last till the End of Time. It is a promise in the Quran itself made by Allah 1400 years ago.

    And another thing, I am not sure what you ment when you said that the Bible is older than the Quran. If your argument is like many Christians who say it is older so it has more weight, I say that is pure non-sense and illogic. It is like saying that the son never be more right than the father. You wouldn’t accept that. The Quran is the final revelation from Allah, and it has also came to set the record straight. After 2000 years Christians are still debating whether Jesus was Son of God or Human? The majority who go to church do not believe that he is God or Son of God. Go figure!!!

  57. DEAR ISLAMICITY,

    I think I agreed with non-muslim visitors to this site to warned visitors with this (below)

    ….THIS IS THE BELIEFS OF THE ISLAMIC PEOPLE AND THAT WE DONT MEAN TO OFFEEND ANY OTHER RELIGONS

    Muslims were reminded to conduct discussion with non-muslims in good manners and languages. I am a muslim and I am aware about this reminder. Hope non-muslims will take this as unintended mistake/overlook.

    Our duty is to inform them not to challenge them.

    Remember our ayah, al-kafirun, “…you with your religion we with our religion”

    Thank you

  58. JJ–, I understand that you may have taken the words that you read in the article in the defensive, however, i was in the exact same boat as you. I full heartedly believed in the bible and even though I was told that it was changed, I still would be the first to stand up and defend it. I also like you, felt that God was in control and that God was going to guide me. I also believed that I accepted Jesus in my life completely. Then some time ago, I came upon a website similar to this, with a question and answer thing and a place to post things. I was scrolling through all the questions and the answers and then I stumbled upon the question: “What do muslims think of Jesus?” or something like that. Suffice to say, the response was quite similar to this article. I responded in fury to the website sending like a thousand posts “JESUS IS THE LORD!!”and some other negative comments towards islam. I then started getting into a conversation with a person on the post. It was worth it. JJ–everything happens for a reason. God has directed you to this website. Take a moment to look at islam. I understand your faith in Jesus is strong, but take a look into islam. Take some time off and just read the quran. Please, then ask the question, is this the word of God? The people here on islamicity are quite helpful, they can send info on islam to you including the quran. I am NOT telling you to convert!!!!!, but I am asking you to look into and understand islam good enough to explain it to someone else. Thanks for replying and I am looking forward for an answer. May God Help us and forgive us all for our sins.

  59. As a moslem; i believe that Isa A.S will surely return to earth; but you forget to mention Imam Mahdi; descendant from our beloved Prophet S.A.W.

    If i am not mistaken; Isa will getting married and will be Imam Mahdi right hand man. Please comment on this. Wassallam.

  60. In response to Christian M,

    Muslims accepted good Jews in muslim ways. Prophet Abraham pbh and Prophet Jesus pbh were both Jews. 5 times we pray each day, we mentioned in good faith, Prophet Abraham names 17 times, every day ! remember Islam means submission to Allah swt the supreme creator who rule all the universe, all the time (past,present,future) and who rule judgement day. Good muslims never discriminate people. Prophet Muhammad pbh, warned, he rejected muslims who practice racist.

    Problem with the Jews: They betrayed prophet Jesus pbh, they killed prophet, many times they did try to change verses in the Quran, look at what they did to the weak Palestinians-today.So many prophets cannot change the Jews. Arab need only one prophet, until today they are so obedient and millions of them memorize the whole holy Quran. To understand Islam you have to read the Quran. Do not get the advice of bad muslims. We are human, there are always good and bad followers in every religion.

  61. Asalamualykum Warehmatullah.

    I am electronic Engineering student, and I am speaking from

    srinager kashmir. During Hajj_2003, I click on

    your web site one topic Hajj the journey of a life time. I read one short para that, THROWING

    THE PEBBLES IS A SYMBOLIC OF HUMAN ATTEMPT TO

    CAST AWAY EVIL AND VICE, NOT ONCE BUT SEVEN TIMES . THE SEVEN SYMBOLISING INFINITY. After that Icontacted my proffessors for this question

    that how does seven symbolising infinity, they

    gave me different answers, one gave one, other

    gave another. Ihave also some answers about it

    but independent.

    I therfore, request you, kindly

    give me solid answer pertaining to above question

    (symbole of infinity=7), so that it will become

    easy to explain for new 2004_Hajis.

    With regards, Thank you.

    M.Ishaq posh.

    Member of Adult Quranic Education.

  62. Dear Abdullah,

    If you will seek me you will find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.

    Believe it or not my friend, the Bible is the most widely read literature in the whole world. It is the living Word of God. It is God’s voice for men today. God’s word the bible is still relevant, It existed from before the foundations of the earth was established, it was in the mind of God. It has stood the test of time. All Scripture is God breathed i.e. God was actively involved in the writing of Scripture, an involvement so powerful and pervasive that what is written is the infallible and authoritative word of God. Its promises and prophesies are fulfilling day by day. He said that this generation will not pass till all these things be fulfilled.

    Just to keep you informed there are learned muslims who have accepted Christ and have forsaken all to follow the Way of truth and one example is some of my best friends both here and overseas, and some are my closest family relations. And there are many others also among the list of which you may not be aware of. It will only take a bit of research to get your facts straight.

    When I said that the Bible is older I meant to say that the older is more genuine and much more relevant and reliable even though I’m pretty sure you are bound to disagree. I thought that you were the first to point out that the bible was corrupt in the first place without checking out the quality of the water from your own well.

    So my friend,I wish to leave you with a thought for today just before I leave:

    “STRAIGHT IS THE GATE AND NARROW IS THE WAY THAT LEADS UNTO LIFE AND ‘FEW’ THERE BE THAT FIND IT!”

  63. Yes!!!!!!As a matter of fact he is already here, because he never left, your article confirmed alot of things that I have been researching for years, thank you. Do you have more information on the Mahdi? I would really like to understand this more?

  64. This is a very nice article. My comment is really more of a question to anyone who would like to respond. I have been told Allah is the Arabic word for God. If so, why then when writing in English did this author use the term Allah instead of God, which is the English word for Allah. I think this unequal swapping of terms for God confuses Christians into thinking Allah is a different God from the one they worship and furthers divisions amoung People of the Book.

  65. Religion can’t save any of us. Give it up. Choose spirituality instead. People have been killing each other in the name of God since the beginning of time. Its time for all people of the world to wake up and know that love is the only truth there is! There is no exception!

  66. WOULD’NT IT BE GREAT IF SADDAM,ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS,JUST FOLLOWED YOUR E-MAIL RULES. MUCH LESS YOUR BIBLE. JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD. HE MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE,HIS LIFE,THAT WE MIGHT HAVE ETENAL LIFE. A FREE GIFT, ALL WE NEED TO DO IS CONFESS OUR SINS,BELIEVE IN HIM AND BE BAPTISED. THAT EASY!! CONTINUE TO SEEK HIM DAILY AND GROW IN CHRIST.

  67. As-salam-u-Alaikum,

    This article was very interesting, Al-Humduillah.

    I have read and studied about Isa (Jesus) in the Quran and in other books, but I feel it is wonderful to focus on this time that will come again. Some Muslims and Christians don’t know that we believe this will happen.

    Thank you.

  68. Fahad Khaja–I do believe that God lead me to this site, but perhaps for different reasons than you think! 😉

    I want to understand Islam, I came here after 9/11 to try to figure out why Muslims hate Americans so much (and I certainly got a lot of reasons).

    I read a book, “Islam” by Caesar Farah (ISBN 0-7641-1205-8) Which I found very enlightening. I did some reading of the Quran on this site (searching for “Jesus” and “Christian”). It surprised me to find Islam so reactionary to Christianity. Unlike other religions I know about, Islam seems to be a reaction to Christianity and Judaism more than a “stand alone” belief. But then I found Islam’s claim to be a successor to these beliefs so I understood. What I find disturbing is that though Christianity is consistent with its foundations in Judaism (prophecy fulfilled, etc), Islam replaces a number of key concepts with its own apparently out of the blue. I know this will disturb many Muslims (I am truly seeking to understand folks, so don’t blast me!) but it seems to me that Muhammad simply misunderstood Christianity and reacted to it.

    As for the Bible, I have much more faith in a consistent collection of writings from numerous authors over centuries (guided by the Holy Spirit) than a single book laid out by one man. And from my understanding, Muhammad did not write any of his revelation down, that came 25 years after? Most of the original verses were told around campfires, etc. and eventually were collected and codified by Zayd in 657. All other “versions” were then destroyed. Again, is not all faith placed in one man, Zayd, to get the editing right?

    To reject Jesus is to reject the very sacrifice of God’s son for me. What greater sin could I do before God? Actually, the Bible says “none” since rejection of the salvation of Christ is rejection of God Himself. It is like being in a burning building and kicking down the your only escape ladder.

    Thanks for talking sanely with me!

  69. I’m saddened to see such a well meaning group of people (the muslims)deny the crucifixion, where Jesus and gave us his perfect cleanliness and took our uncleanliness upon himself…and then rose from death anyway. This is why women’s prayers can be heard by God while they menstruate.

  70. jj: Different Prophets were given different sets of rules to govern the people to whom they were sent. Sometimes the changes were drastic,and at other times the tweaking was small. Jesus himself was given the Injeel, or Gospel, which called for a return to the essence of the Jewish covenant, but it had some small minor changes.

    What key concept did Islam change? The only concept that really matters is the one taught by ALL of the Prophets-The Lord your God is ONE! Why does Gos not mention having a Son or partner in the Old Testament? Why does He change from All-mighty and stern in the Old Testament to weak and subdued in the New? How can you trust a collection of incoherent, varying books without certified authorship (except for Paul’s letters) more than the statements of one individual whose truthfulness and trustworthiness has never been questioned? He was named Al Ameen (The trustworthy) by his tribe and he was responsible for many of their possessions up until he was forced to migrate to Medina. Even when the people wanted him dead, they trusted him with their prized possessions!

    And the Qur’an was compiled under Abu Bakr and Umar (ra) by a committee HEADED by Zaid ibn Thabbit. He not only used himself as a source, as he had committed the entire Qur’an to memory, but the other numerous remaining companions who memorized the Qur’an, AND the parchments on which the revelation was written AS IT WAS RECEIVED, then DICTATED from Muhammad (s) to his scribes. So if the Qur’an was to be tampered with, it would have taken a huge conspiracy, much greater than just Zaid. And there has been only one “version” of the Qur’an in pure Arabic which has been preserved by Allah Himself.

    What YOU follow is an unreliable verbal tradition of campfire tales (the Old Testament) which were passed down for hundreds of years before being written down, and the teachings of Paul who totally erased or distorted the teachings of Jesus. Please view the links at http://www.sultan.org.

  71. History indicates that every prophet has arrived and helped the desitutes and poor. Today, and in the near future, Christians and Jews are the strongest people. America, France, Britian, Russia and Israel combined possess about 30 thousand Nukes, while Muslims have negligible in comparison. Their economies are million times bigger than Muslims. Muslims are being bombarded everywehere. Millions of Muslims are loosing their lives. Their property, their nations, their economies are on the rampant attack. Inshallh, Jesus Christ (as) will raise up as a Muslim to save the Muslims.

    Shuja Syed

  72. If Jesus is a sign, what was he a sign of or what was the sign pointing to? I have difficulty believing that the physical Jesus Christ will ever return to this earth. And if he did what would be his work? If Allah completed and perfected the deen with Mohammed(SAW), what does Allah(SWT) need him to do? If he was a PROPHET AND MESSENGER AND A BRICK IN THE STRUCTURE THAT mOHAMMED(SAW) IS THE FINAL BRICK, WILL HE START A NEW BUILDING? I think literal acceptance of these things related to Christ Jesus is misleading.

  73. Dear Ahmed,

    Believe it or not, the Bible is the most widely read literature in the whole world. It is God’s voice for men today. God’s word the bible is still relevant, It existed from before the foundations of the earth was established, It was in the mind of God. It has stood the test of time. All Scripture is God breathed i.e. God was actively involved in the writing of Scripture, an involvement so powerful and pervasive that what is written is the infallible and authoritative Word of God. Its promises and prophesies are fulfilling everyday.

    The Qur’an states that even Muhammad himself at one point is exhorted to test the truthfulness of his own message with the contents of the previous Divine revelations to both Jews and Christians(10:94)However Christians are told to look into their own Scriptures to find God’s revelation for them (5:50)Still many muslims claim to believe in the sacredness and truthfulness of the present- day bible. Muslims also claim that the Bible is “the Word of God”(2:75)however they also believe that His words cannot be altered. If both these statements are correct then the bible has not been changed or corrupted either before or since Muhammad’s time.

    Just to keep you informed there are learned muslims who have accepted Christ and have forsaken all to follow the Way of truth and one example is some of my best friends both here and overseas, and some are my closest family relations. And there are many others also among the list of which you may not be aware of. It will only take a bit of research to get your facts straight.

    When I said that the Bible is older I meant to say that the older is more genuine and much more relevant and reliable even though I’m pretty sure you are bound to disagree. I thought that you were the first to point out that the bible was corrupt in the first place without checking out the quality of the water from your own well.

    So my friend, may be its time you followed what Muhammad was exhorted to do.

  74. Just because the Quran says that Jesus wasn’t crucified doesn’t mean that it is so does it? The bible is older than the Quran so who decides which one to believe? I think the message that both convey is the important thing.Love God and yourself and be kind to all humanity. Live a good clean life, free of sin and gives thanks to God (Allah) for what you recieve. ask forgivness for your sins and repent and be sincere.I have read the bible 4 times and the quran just once but both intertwine these messages from God.We need to have faith in God ,which ever faith we choose to follow ,the path is laid out for us before we are born but i have a problem with accusations about the bible or the quran being discredited by human opinion.Neither book tells us to kill,rape or be distructive etc.,just the opposite so unless you can prove to me Jesus wasn’t crucified and died for our sins i will continue to keep my blind faith in the Holy Trinity and enjoy reading the Quran for further knowledge of how to make my time on earth more pleasant for those whom i encounter through my lifes journey.

  75. In Chapter 4, the Koran states, “The son of Mary was no more than an apostle of Allah”.

    If this is presumed to be Jesus Christ (Isa), then it is obvious that the writer(s) of the Koran encountered another Christian persecution or did not take the time to understand the purpose of Jesus Christ. On the other side to the coin, when the writer(s) contrived the Koran, it was necessary to portray Jesus of Nazareth differently than the Christian perspective. By doing this, they accomplish their agenda, i.e. Allah is the one who directs and controls all things; he is the messiah and savior of all things.

    The writer of this article should reconsider a re-write and avoid any attempt for an ecumenical thrust. Why! Because the Christians will have a dilemma with the purpose of Jesus Christ if they accept this article as truth. They believe that the birth, death, resurrection and return of Jesus is the answer to the meaning to their salvation – apart from these events, and the need of being “born again”, there is no salvation.

    In addition, the Koran is not clear in its explanation on the return of Jesus Christ. I cannot find a verse that says “Jesus” will return to the Earth or return on the last day. Based on what is stated in the article, only references outside of the Koran is provided to indicate that Jesus will return – but it’s not something I can find in the Koran. Granted, Bediuzzaman has an audience who regard him as a profound scholar. Reading his works indicates that he desired to be in synch with Christian thought, concerning the last days and needed to give credence to the Koran.

  76. I of course am sure about the commands of the Kur’an-i Kerim. However, it surprised me that you have used the definition “beast” for the Dajjal, as same as the Christians use. As far as I know, Dajjal is actually a person who will fake “keramat” in order to cause masses of people to believe he is Isa-Mesih. The definition “beast” makes one expect to see an inhuman creature as depicted by the Christians. (i.e. with horns, tail and goat’s feet)

    May Rabbulalemin cast His rahmetullah over all mankind. Esselamu aleykum ve rahmetullah.

  77. To Mr.sanjeev … please don’t try to cheat!

    You give us this link http://www.answering-islam.org/Testimonies/ and I check it out.

    Jamilah mp3 is talking about why Muslim should use a good name like NORDIN etc etc and Hamzah testimonies? that is not Malaysia language it’s Indonesian language.

    The rest? I dare to tell you it just a make up story because in Malaysia if you convert to another religion every one will know.There is a few cases (mostly from Indian muslims society)

  78. Me as a Christian am always struck by the accusations by Muslems towards Christians and Jews. Why is it so hard for Muslems to accept that Jesus indeed died on the cross to pay for all the sins of the world? As far as I know the Qu’ran (I bought it and sometimes read it, but it does not inspire me as the Bible does; these are completely different books and the God in both books is clearly a different God) is more giving comments on the people of the book and the Bible itself. Love from God towards His people is clearly the message from the Bible. God cares about all His people and want them to be saved (all). This message can not be found in the Qu’ran. What higher state can be shown to the people than deep love? The Qu’ran takes away most of the essential rules and love in the world. The ultimate love was shown by Jesus who died on the cross and went to heaven to prepare heaven for the believers.

    I always hear that Muslems respect the Bible, but of course only those parts that suits in the Arab society. Islam is in my opinion an attempt to transform the Bible and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob into the Arab culture. The castle is defended by spreading fear and strict rules under its people. If you do not pray according to these rules Allah will punish you. Islam is a religion for the outside world. People from the outside must see that you apply to the rules set and punish you if not. What a naive religion and certainly an oppressing religion. I am happy to be a Christian who has Christ in his heart and not what people see on the outside. Religion is to do with love and respect from your heart focussed on God only. I can take my own decisions and it is my free will to chose for Christ. Would that not make your religion more strong and meaningfull if you go to God freely? No, Muslems are not allowed to critise their religion as everything is sacred and true as it is told. Converting is punished by dead penalty. Wow,what a faith. Muslem world only grows by fea

  79. sanjeev, How can you say that the scripture “is the infallible and authoritative Word of God” when it contains obvious errors and inconsistencies? And which translation is infallible, King James, New International, Revised Standard, Living Word, …..?

    I submit that NO book written in a human language can be “the infallible and authoritative Word of God”. Not the Bible, not the Torah and not the Quran. They are all just attempts by the authors to express revelations from an infinite, all powerful God in simple human terms.

    I own and read copies of both the Bible and the Quran. I believe that God can reveal himself to me in both of those texts, and many others. But when I read anything written by man, I ask God to reveal the truth to my heart. To help me distinguish between what comes from God, and what comes from man.

    Your humble servant in Christ.

  80. As-Salaamu’alaykum:

    Jesus (as) is dead. The Glorious Qur’an is clear that ALL the Prophets have passed away. What may be debated is did Jesus die on the cross. It could be an allegory as it is with those who die on the battlefield defending their faith. Jesus is taken/raised up to Allah (swt).. well, here we go again. Are not ALL sould returned to Allah when one dies? We, Muslims, have fallen for teh ‘return of he Great Saviour’ nonsense that the Christians, Jews and Hindus believe. We must ask why would Jesus return? Did the last messenger (pbuh) of Allah (swt) not completed his mission? If Jesus is alive, why did Hazrat Umar (ra)(upon learning of the Prophets’death)accept Hazrat Abu Bakr’s (ra)explanation of the Qur’anic verse that says All the messengers have passed away? If indeed, he Umar, understood Jesus to be alive, he certainly would have questioned it then. Muslims should get over it. Jesus (as) is dead and like all others he will be raised again.. on the Day of Judgement. Thank you.

  81. wasalama alekum wa rahmatulah

    shokran for all

    i m muslim from romania and i m muslim just from 1 ears but i love islam and tnx Allah cuse i faind the raite way.Tnx for all

    salam

  82. Wonderful article. Jesus will come again! Allah hu Akbar. At that time, in sha Allah, all Christians, Jews, and Muslims will see that there is only one God and He will make all things right in His own time. Thank you! Blessings and Peace to all.

  83. I have a friend that was a Muslim. He said that the the account of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels and Acts(and the following) is what brought Him to know Christ as his Savior: Jesus said himself(John 3:13-f)”No one has ascended into heaven except the one who decended from heaven, the Son of Man. And Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world, but, but in order for the world to be saved through Him. Those who believe in Him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the only Son of God. And this is the judgement: that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all that do evil hate the light, so that their deeds might be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that their deeds may be known of God.” Jesus also said in Revelation 22:12-f about His return and His message to his followers “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they might have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs, and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolators and everyone who practices falsehood. It is I Jesus, who sent my angel to you with this testimony to the churches. I am the root and the decendant of David, the bright and morning star. The Spirit and the bride say “Come” and let everyone who hears come. Let anyone who thirsts come”

  84. I am a Christian, and I was taught quite differently from the words posted on this website. What stands out in my mind is the fact that the Bible was written hundreds of years before the Quran or Hadiths. Specific books of the Bible describe in detail, the characteristics of rising religions that the reader should reject. The Bible warns its readers to be suspicious of ideologies that deny the divinity, death and/or resurrection of Jesus. In my mind, it is impossible for a human being to forsee the rise of such religions and be able to describe relevant prophesies in such detail without divine knowledge. My question is that how can the Bible be falsified if it is indeed correct about Arab history, the rise of Islam, hostility towards Jews and Christians, contentions over the land of Israel/Jerusalem…etc? Every prophecy of the Bible has and/or will be fulfilled. So I dont understand how it can be false. If many of the events forseen have already occured, what is stopping future prophesies from also being fulfilled? What evidence do I, or does anyone have against these prophesies?

  85. It,s surely gonna happen whatever written in the quran,the matters getting to gather,i do need to know about” mehdi”in the light of hadith,the signs of his arrival before and after if you could please guide me to any website .

    thanx a lot

  86. Je suis trs contente de ces explications car maintenant il y a beaucoup de monde qui ne croit plus en rien.Au fait je veux poser une question mais je ne sais pas si vous y repondrez ma question est la suivante:”Certains savants disent que l’homme derrire qui priera Jesus sa venue sur terre est deja ne”Est-ce vrai?Cela me ferait vraiment plaisir si vous rpondiez a ma question merci.

  87. It is a blessing to know that Jesus will come

    again. That His teachings will and Truth will

    be known. However, it saddens me to hear

    His Truth distorted or misled. I hope that

    Muslims would take to heart the claims in the

    Bible about Jesus. For why is it Jesus that

    will return, and no other prophet? Not Moses,

    Abraham, or Muhammed? Why has Allah

    given him such authority? And please, do not

    seek to answer these questions to justify a

    belief, but do so to know the Truth – because

    Allah does not lie. HE is our Savior, not a

    religion. For none is worthy of Allah’s Glory, all

    have fallen away. He alone can redeem us.

    All Glory is to be to Allah.

  88. Abdur Razzaq: Is the Injeel the same as the Gospel in the Bible? Who wrote it?

    Certainly Jesus introduced a radical change for the Jews. Not only does he point out the Jews misguided use of the law, but he came for all mankind. He actaully says that he came to “fulfill the law”–what other mere prophet claimed that?

    Please correct me if my understanding of Islam is wrong, but Islam reduced Jesus to a prophet where Christianity holds him as the very Son of God. Islam rejects the concept of the Holy Spirit, rejects Christ as the Son of God, rejects his resurrection, rejects the need to know the Son to know the Father, rejects the concept of salvation and a need to be forgiven through Jesus.

    Yes! The Lord your God is ONE. There are no other gods, He is ONE and ONLY. There are no others before Him. This is Truth.

    I believe that God is consistent through the Old and New Testaments: we see Him forming the Law in the old and forging a nation to represent Him. In the new we see the coming of his grace for all mankind (though he is very patient and forgiving in the Old, just look at Israel’s history!)–but the New Testament also clearly warns of wrathful judgment for those who do not accept His grace through Christ.

    I don’t find the Bible incoherent! The Bible is very applicable to my life today. Sure, it can be mysterious and difficult in parts, but with the Holy Spirit in me I can understand as God reveals the Truth. What human can claim to know God fully?

    I have no faith in men. I have faith that the author of the Bible is the Holy Spirit just as you have faith that the pure Arabic Qur’an is preserved by Allah.

    Are you saying that Muhammad wrote the Qur’an as he recieved it? Perhaps the book I read was incorrect?

    So since you reject the Old Testament as unreliable, what foundation on Abraham do you claim as a Muslim? Surely you don’t suggest the history of Abraham is a campfire tale?

    I will look at sultan.org.<

  89. i am a muslim. I read namaaz daily, I just wanted to know about the 10 signs before kiyaamat, day of judgement. has any of these happened as yet. and jesus has be been born as yet, as someone said they thought he was going to be born in Afghanistan, is that true? I am scared of the day of judgement, please keep me up to date with what kiyaamat has in store so when i forward the email I can let people think of what will happen to them if they be bad, and what they get for being good too.

  90. I’m writing this because I feel so bad for all Muslims; YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED! I am a Christian, and I am not afraid to say it! I will shout it from the mountaintops all over the world! I LOVE JESUS with ALL my heart, and I always will! JESUS, SON OF GOD, IS THE ONE TRUE CHRIST AND SAVIOR! He died for everyone, so that we may live in Heaven with Him and the Father someday. HE LOVES US MORE THAN ANYTHING! He loves YOU…YOU! So why is it that you deny Him as the Messiah? He is the best thing that ever happened to me, He is is my best friend! The Ten Commandments state: “I am the only God, you shall put no other gods before me. Do not worship false gods or idols.” Once again, I must stress that I LOVE JESUS WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND HE IS CHRIST, THE SAVIOR, THE MESSIAH!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

  91. Sallam (Peace) to all:

    To Jessica & others:

    I would just like to say that the Bible(or as we call it the Injeel) was a divine book. It was revealed on The Holy Prophet Jesus (Isa: son of Maryam). It was a guidance from Allah (God), sent to mankind, and it also contained future prophesies, even about the coming of a Prophet, the last Messenger i.e. the Prophet Muhammed (p.b.u.h). But unfortunatly like other great divine religions before, people have heavily distorted and, the people of different times, have changed these divine revelations. I wont say they are completely changed, but they are to a large extent. (Meaning people are not rightly guided by them due to these shortcomings that have been ‘added’ into them).

    Also in the scheme of Allah’s grand revelations: the different books and revelations were for people of those times. As people and thinking progressed the need for better understanding and new ideas came in. That is why Allah sent theses different revelations: the Torah(Old Testament), Bible and then finally the Quran (there were 2 others, but i don’t remember their name). It was also meant to guide people who had again gone astray. But the revelation of the Quran was meant to be the final set of revelation from the Divine One. That is why The Quran is meant for the whole of Mankind, not just for muslims. And it addresses all issues in life. It made The Prophet, on whom it was revealed, an example for all humanity (meaning everyone). If you read the Quran and about the details of the life of the Prophet, you’ll learn the greatest of Allah’s(God’s) favours that he has bestowed upon us. The life of the Prophet is indeed a great example for all of us (don’t just take my word for it). But Islam also gives equal status to all Prophets and Messengers of Allah, and calls the rightly guided followers of Jesus and Moses (who accepted & followed them even in the face of oppression) as muslims i.e. those who submit to the will of God (Allah).

    Was’sallam

  92. Thank you Abdulla (pbuy),

    Even Peter one of Jesus’ disciples denied Him but he later returned and confessed his sin and he was accepted back into the fold. Judas betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver and later hung himself. So for Christians, Its not a new thing learn that some have forsaken the faith. For so was foretold by Christ in the Gospels. That in the ‘last days’ (meaning the period between Christ’s assension till when He returns) many will turn away from the faith and go after false prophets and teachings thus the love of many will grow cold. We are warned not to be decieved. This is part of Jesus’ prophesies about the last days of how everything has to be reeled out prior to His coming.

    The bible says it is better for them if they had not known Him in the first place because there’s a greater judgement awaiting. This judgement is far greater than that of the non-believer.

    So my friend I’m so glad and overwhelmed that you have just witnessed the fulfillment of one of Jesus’ prophesies of the end times.

    Just wait, you will see more!

    Have a great day.

  93. ‘sometimes perception can be deception, like what happened to allies troops where they claimed as ‘friendly fire’, the same thing happened to Jesus where the man with the ‘cross’ just the clone of Jesus’

  94. I would actually like to correct stephen hall about the verse he read from the bible which actually says that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son(begotten not made) because you left that out and i notice a lot of christains who leave that word out which is wrong because if your bible says that then say that. but i thought the article was what we muslims believe and stand by so thank you for that enlighening article.

  95. Sanjeev,

    Please do not tell lies about Muhammad(saw)by saying that he sanctioned the Bible. Thats wishful thinking. Muhammad (saw) will never go against the Quran (Allah’s uncorrupted Words). When the Quran talks about the Torah and Gospels, it talks about the uncorrupted revelations that went to Moses and Jesus, and NOT the Bible you have today which was the same during Muhammad’s (saw) time. Here is what Allah’s saying in the Quran about the so-called Torah and Gospels that you have today:

    79. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.

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    111. And they say: “None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.” Those are their (vain) desires. Say: “Produce your proof if ye are truthful.”

    (Surah al-Baqarah)

    Here Allah warms you:

    4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His apostles. Say not “Trinity” : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah. Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.

    (Surah al-Nisah)

    Continue to the next post………

  96. Sanjeev, (conitue)

    Your claim that the Bible is the most read book is baseless, but I suppose every gungho Christian wants to believe that. I work with 170 Christians in my dept., I have yet to run into one who reads the Bible or respect it even. I will leave you with dialogue in the Quran which takes place between Allah and His servant Jesus (as) on the Day of Judgement:

    116. And behold! Allah will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah.?” He (Jesus) will say: “Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my heart, Though I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is hidden.

    117. “Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, ‘to worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up, Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things.

    118. “If Thou dost punish them, they are Thy servant: If Thou dost forgive them, Thou art the Exalted in power, the Wise.”

    119. Allah will say: “This is a day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are gardens, with rivers flowing beneath,- their eternal Home: Allah well-pleased with them, and they with Allah. That is the great salvation, (the fulfilment of all desires).

    (Surah al-Maidah)

    My friend, the religion you are following is the religion of Pauline and not what Jesus (as) taught. There is only one religion that came to humanity from Adam to Muhammad (saw), and that is Islam (submission to Allah) and that’s what Jesus (as) was following. The word Christianity did not even exist during Jesus (as) time and you attributing it to Jesus (as).

  97. who will be the first to the earth el imam el mahdi or jesus?

    is there any big indications of the end of time beside al dajjal?

    i mean before dajjal any indications?

    after the killing of dajjal who will be next?

    the war against jews will be the last day before jugement day or just after killing al dajjal?

  98. FIRST COMES MAHDI, THE SELF GUIDED ONE WHO COMES TO GUIDE OTHERS TO THE STAIGHT PATH. HE COMES AND RAISES THE MESSIAH (JESUS) FROM THE DEAD.(MENTAL DEAD, VIRGIN PEOPLE WITH NO IDENTITY, LOST SHEEP, CAPTIVES, SLAVES). HE RAISES THE MESSIAH TO HIMSELF AFTER A APPARENT DEATH. THEN EL IMAM, IS SENT TO TEACH AND PREPARE FOR THE UNIVRSAL MAIFISTATION OF THE REALITY OF THIS EVENT. HOW DO I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I AM A WITNESS TO THIS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  99. jj–its a pleasure talking to you. I think that if you truly are wanting to learn about islam, please dont go to the bookstore and just pick a book of the shelf and read it. Unfortunately, I have noticed since 911 much of the the books being written on islam are being written from non-muslims who chose to have a muslim sounding name written on the cover. I think that the best way do learn about islam, and I ask that you please do so, is go to the nearest mosque in your town. PLEASE. Nobody is going to shoot at you or nobody is going to beat you up. When I first went, I was pooping in my pants because everyone had these big ol’ beards and I kept freaking out that someone is just going to kill me when they find out that I wasn’t muslim. On the contrary, people were very friendly to me and the local mosque gave me some books that they knew were written by actual muslims.

    Know about Muhammad simply misunderstood Christianity and reacted to it, (where did you come up with that..lol :))muhammad was a merchant. Muhammad did not know how to read nor write as much of his companions. Also, some of the miracles with Muhammads birth. It is stated, that when Muhammad was at the age of 5, people were taking care of him. At this age, people of the time actually stated seeing an Angel come down, open his chest, clean his heart, and put it back in. (Trust me on this, I am not bullsh**ing you..:)) Obviously, the people taking care of Muhammad freaked out and took him to his uncle and told him theres something different with this boy, you take care of him.

    Next, question, Muhammad did not write the revelations from God to him. Yes this is true, but he did not need to. He would recite the Quran to the people and they would memorize what he stated. Hundreds of people memorized the exact revelations that was revealed too him. In addition, Muhammad would recite the whole Quran to the Angel Gabriel each year.

    look on the next posting right after this one….please

  100. thank you for this information.

    I am glad to see that (we) Muslims are looking to the future and motivating ourselves to be stronger in faith and in good deeds in the present.

    The Prophet mentioned Jesus in several contexts, as well as Allah’s mentions of him in the Qur’an. We need to keep that consciousness as part of our faith. It is part of really believing in the previous prophets of Allah to ponder Jesus’ return, and what life on earth will be like then. We need to try to live in peace and charity now, since that is the ideal of our future. Then may Allah find us strong in faith when Jesus returns. Peace and blessings, Sister Janice

    ps- Regarding the issue of Jesus’ “death:” I believe that the language of the Qur’an leaves open the possibility that Jesus truly was put to death. Two things: It appeared that he was dead, but those who thought so were wrong. This is the same thing we are told in Qur’an to understand about Islam’s martyrs: they appear to be dead, but they are alive with Allah. Second thing: there is a passage in Qur’an in which Jesus says that Allah was a witness over the Jews and will judge them for what they did to him. If they did nothing to Jesus, then what is the witness, and what is the judgment? The third thing: ( a bonus) the Christian New Testament describes clearly that Jesus died “too soon” of crucifixion. That is, after relatively few hours, without his legs being broken to hasten death. His last words were reported to be words announcing the completion of his work (at that time), and surrendering his soul into Allah’s hands. These are acts of an alive person who in essence is not brought to the point of physical death but rather is “taken up” by Allah short of what would have caused physical death from crucifixion. Thus, in this sense as well, it is true as Qur’an says, “the Jews did not kill him, but he was taken up by allah.” The crucifixion did not kill him, but it did appear to be so.

  101. JJ– this is continued…..

    So like i was saying, Muhammad would recite the whole quran to the Angel Gabriel and to make sure that he had no errors. And the people of that time, memorized much of the quran, and to this day millions of people scattered throughout the world, know the whole entire book by heart!!!! This is by in large, the biggest way the quran is protected from people who want to change the quran. No other religions have this. The pope doesnt even know the whole bible by heart or atleast just what jesus stated. NOT even the pope!! Know the thousands of people who had memorized the quran, under the ruling of, Ali, if I am not mistaken, the third leader of islam. So all the people who memorized the Quran were gathered and told to recite the Quran. When you have many people reciting the same thing, it is not possible to say that it is changed or corrupted. Also, I believe that the years you stated are wrong. I thought it was about 7 years after the prophet Muhammad passed away. Also, the thing about all the other versions, were destroyed is false. The people knew it by recitation so how could they destroy something that was in their heart?? And once the Quran was compiled and written down, the people who already knew the quran, continued to teach their kids to memorize the quran.

    Ok, know, you came to wonder why muslims hate americans??? Muslims dont hate Americans. They love you completely. Muslim hospitality is still unmatched in the world. They will treat you like a brother. What angers muslims is Americas foreign policy with Israel. Muslims, particularly Arabs, feel that America is supporting the Jews who are on their land and that is why most dont like the US. As I stated earlier, in the other post, I urge you to please go to your local mosque just to get an accurate portrait of islam at the very least. Thank you and I am eager to hear a reply.

  102. Sanjeev,

    You seem to be a pretty devout christian. It is funny because your name sounds like a hindu name. I am guessing you are a dher that converted from hinduism because the christian groups of india told you they could get you to america. I find it funny that the lowest caste members of the Hindus are the only ones to ever convert to christianity. It is probably because you were told that you had to be a servant to the Brahman. And after they convert, you find the bible to be the complete word of God. I wonder if any Brahmans ever converted from Hinduism….

  103. It’s a pleausre having The Islamic city.With rspect to the end of time, few weeks there were sayings that Dajjal has appaered in Pakistan with some of the scholars objecting the story.What is the actual fact relating to this rumour.

  104. with the 10 signs of kiyaamat. Jesus returning! can it be that he has been born? can it be his name may not be Jesus? can the remaining signs of kiyaamat just come all very close by? what are we looking out for next? i do worry about kiyaamat alot.. please let me know more in details as i am wanting to know more on this topic!! please dear brother or sister tell me more information if you can email me more often Allah bless you even more with good.Ameen

  105. For those who need some info here are somesigns of the comingof Imam Mahdi.

    1. The dark of night will not be deemed necessary for the commitment of sins.

    2.Extravagant mansions will be constructed.

    3.Singers will be considered respectable.

    4.War shall be prevalent.

    5.Gambling will be prevalent.

    6.People will fear living in their own houses.

    7.Dajjal shall come and shall have one eye.

    8.Land shall be turned into deserts.

    9.Earthquakes and Volcano’s and other natural disasters shall be common.

    10.Good deeds will be few and far between.

    11.False guides will mislead the multitudes.

    12. Posts will be many, but practical teachers a few.

    13.Mosques will be decorated profusely but urge towards adoration will be absent.

    14.The rate of accidental deaths will be on the rise.

    15.The rich will become godless and the devout will become sinful.

    16.Leaders of opinion will be corrupt and overbearing.

    17.False witnesses will be accepted and true ones rejected.

    18.The Quran will be considered as an old ancient book.

    19.A person spending money on sinful purposes will not be criticized.

    20.People will thrust their personal opinions in the religion.

    21.Usury (Interest) will be considered lawful.

    22.The virtuous will be despised for their faith in God.

    23.Human beings will be followers of selfish desires.

    24.Pride will be taken for oppressive tendencies.

    25.Good people will observe silence due to fear of wicked person’s foul speech.

    26.Tale bearing and backbiting will be considered as good and will be prevalent.

    27.A wealthy person will command more respect than a pious person.

    28.Children will curse their parents and pray for their early death.

    29.Payments will be taken for rendering religious services in Mosques.

    30.There will be two eclipses in the Month of Ramadan.

    31.Recitation of the Holy Quran will be considered as a burden.

    32.Homosexuality will be prevalent.

    33.The land will crumble and sink thrice in the East, the

  106. Dear Ahmed,

    In the Sura Muhammad is told “If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed Unto thee, then ask those Who have been reading The Book [the Bible] from before thee; The truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord; So be in no wise Of those who doubt .”

    In other words the people of the Book [Christians]were chosen to solve his doubts.

    Firstly Muhammad would not have asked you to accept a corrupted version of the New testament.

    Secondly the New testament of Muhammad’s day is substantially identical to the New testament today, since todays New testament is based on existing manuscripts that go back even centuries before Muhammad’s day.

    Hence, by the logic of this verse Muslims should accept the doctrine of the diety of Christ and the Trinity since that is what the New testament teaches.

    As you had stated earlier that:

    There is only one religion that came to humanity from Adam to Muhammad (saw), and that is Islam (submission to Allah) and that’s what Jesus (as) was following.

    Let me correct you that Muhammad descended from the line of Ishmael, who was the son of Hagar [Abraham’s bond servant]. Ishmael was not the son which God had promised to give to Abraham and Sarah, out of whom He would make a great nation. It was Isaac. Jesus was a Jew and He descended from the royal line from Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David. He was not a Muslim. He didn’t need to follow any corrupted religion. Thus He fulfilled the promise given to Moses that One would come after him from among his ‘own’ brethren [meaning a Jew]. Muhammad was someone outside of the Royal lineage thus he could not be the right candidate of the true prophet. Jesus was the one. Muhammad himself was reminded from time to time about the people of the Book.

    It was a desception sowed by Satan to direct the world’s attention from the only Truth to a false counterfeit.

    So my friend, the Truth may sometimes be a pain to accept.

  107. I am a Muslim brother living in the USA. I read “Jesus will return” article posted on march 28.2003.

    I want to suggest on thing that could help our non-Muslim brothers and sisters. In the fourth paragraph, the author refers to the Prophet Mohamed (PUH) as “OUR PROPHET”, We Muslims should not refer to prophet Mohamed (PUH) in this manner. Prophet Mohamed (PUH) was sent to all man kind not just Muslims, We have to write in the approach that Prophet Mohamed should be and should have been accepted by all man kind. Even if the non-Muslim don’t believe in the prophet Mohammed (PUH) We should just say Prophet Mohamed PUH said this and that…. Me Allah strike me if i said something wrong. Thank you .

  108. To:: IslamiCity Bulletin 2 April 03

    From:

    >Subject: Bulletin 03/28/2003 – Jesus Will Return

    >Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 06:01:32 (GMT)

    My comments on your Article ( could NOT send the other way ).

    For ALL my books, and IISTD, see

    http://www.islamicscience.com; also for my books, see

    http://www.islamicity.com/bazar/books/sci-tech, etc.

    Jesus, pbuh, was neither killed nor crucified (as

    a punishment for a worst possible “criminal” )

    as per God Almighty, in the Quran.

    But he died. How, when, where, we are NOT told:

    Quran 5:117 , “tuwaffaitani”, after/falamma,

    “you caused/made me to die”.

    Quran 3:55, “inni mutuwaffika”, “I caused/made

    you die”, “wa rafa`uka”, “and raised you up, exalted you” ( in honor, in esteem in the eyes of God Almighty and history, etc, ).

    “Rafa`a” is used for other Prophets too, incl Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

    Waqar Husaini

  109. In response to Umalkhayr, I want to say yes, that the Bible verse I was quoting does say “the only begotten Son…”, I was using a different translation, I did not not omit that on purpose. Yes I believe (I suppose most fellow Christians will agree)that God “beghat” Jesus—that is God, Jesus and the Spirit were together (as stated in in John 1) from the very beginning of the Universe. God sent the message to Mary through Gabriel that she would have God’s son, Emmanuel (God with us), to be named Jesus. After this, the Spirit fell upon Mary (no God did not “consumate” with her) and she concieved a being of both human flesh and blood and the Divine. This is in the first few chapters of the Book of Luke. I hope you will read the Gospels yourself. It is the only place that you can come to a truthful accont of the awesome power of God and His plan for His Creation.

  110. I guess with the unfolding events of our time, people of all faiths are taking a closer look at prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming. My interest started when I learned that Saddam has continued the process of re-building Babylon on a grand scale. When completed it will be a dominate force in the world religiously, commercially and governmentally. However, in Revelations (NT) 17-18 it predicts it’s destruction upon Jesus’ Second Coming. A helpful book Charting The End Times by Tim Lahaye makes the Bible prophecies easier to understand. Or see http://www.timlahaye.com

  111. Concerning this topic there has been many comments regarding whether or not Jesus was crucified. Jesus did in fact died on the cross and on the third day rose from the tomb. He fulfilled Scriptures in everyway. The reason He had to was to pay our penalty for our sins so that we may have eternal life with God. If you have doubt about this then all I can suggest is that you ask Jesus to show you the right path. He won’t fail you when you ask with a sincere heart.

  112. sanjeev: When Muhammad was told to refer to People of the Book, it was those who accepted Him like Abdus Salaam or Salman (ra), who knew of the prophesies like the coming of a Prophet like unto Moses (Deut 18:18 – and Muhammad’s life is much closer to Moses’ than Jesus’) and the coming of the Paraclete (John 14:26 – May I add that the word “Holy” is not in the Codex Syriacus, written circa 5 AD and the Greek word used is for Spirit, not Ghost).

    Second I challenge any Christian to confirm the authorship of the Books in the Bible, outside of Paul’s letters. In the Gospel of Luke, he admits he received second hand accounts of Jesus’ life (Luke 1-4), so is that inspired? Christians follow Paul who quotes from Jesus’ ministry only once, never learned from Jesus or his Apostles (Gal 1:11-12) and in fact slanders them (I Cor 15:10, Gal 2:14, Gal 2:13), and rebuted Jesus’ OWN teachings (Matthew 5:18, Matt 10:5, Matt 15:24) with his “visions” (1 Cor 6:12, Rom 3:28, Gal 3:13).

    Third all the progeny of Abraham were blessed (Gen 12:2-3) and Hagar was a co-wife with Sarah (Gen 12:2-3) so Ishmael was legitimate and Abraham’s first born son. Jesus was a Muslim (one who surrenders to Allah) because Islam is not confined to time or location. The surrendering to Allah existed before Jews and before Christians. Therfore you must give up blind faith (I Thess 5:21) and beware of flase prophets (like Paul-Matt 7:15-23).

    In conclusion, we are called to be tolerant of all other religions and not to argue about these matters. I call upon the Christians who want to debate about religion to engage in the mubahala, eventhough I read it is against your teachings, which invokes the curse of Allah upon the ones who are lying (Ali Imran 3:61). Because for surety, the ones who are wrong will be punished in the end. I hope I did not offend anyone.

  113. I found this article to be of great interest to me and I appreciate learning all that I can about the beliefs of others. However, as a practicing Christian of many years, the Jesus presented in this article is not the Jesus that I have come to know, worship and respect.

    To refer to Jesus as a mere prophet is to seriously understate his role. Not all Christians believe in the Trinity, and I don’t believe that Jesus was God. Jesus himself prayed to God.

    Jesus’ main role was and is as a High Priest for all of mankind. He was the designated mediator between God and Man,(I Tim. 2:5) since Man can not go to God directly. Jesus was prepared to be a blood sacrifice by God and this was a role he freely accepted. To say that Jesus was not crucified on the cross is just not true. His death was necessary, and it was prophesied in Isaiah 53, and it was witnessed by his Disciples and others. But it was the fact that God raised him from the dead is what makes this story so compelling. Anyone can die, but to be resurrected from the dead is something truly marvelous.

    Finally, it should be noted that Jesus never wrote a book. His message was carried to the ends of the earth by his Disciples, and these Disciples were eye-witnesses to all that transpired. I don’t wish to be disrespectful, but why should a person believe Mohammed, a man who came almost 600 years later, and not believe the Disciples of Jesus who were there and witnessed all?

  114. Please see the book “What did Jesus Really Say”, which you can view online. It provides a wealth of information on this Christian-Muslim debate.

    One more thing. The objective of the mubahala is to end the useless, senseless arguing and debating. What we say is that end the end God will curse the group which is lying. We, now, should engage more in finding ways to work together upon righteous efforts and goals which work toward the good of all humanity. Not point fingers and argue.

  115. Assalamualaikum, I have no doubt on Jesus’s (PBUH) return. However, the return of Jesus (PBUM) will make it obvious that the Final Hour is near. But Allah (SAT) says us that we will not know when the last day will come (and it will come suddenly).

    My point is – is it possible that Jesus will come and go, but we will not know (some will know, those who will believe). And then the Hour will come suddenly. It happened to all of our prophets that people never accepted the prophets when they (the prophets) declaired that they are the Messagers of Allah.

    Comments??

  116. Dear Sir,

    I would like to divert your attention to verse 3:55 in which the arabic word “Mutawafika” can mean no other than “I will give you death”. For some reason it has been translated as “I will take you”. This does not look right to me.

    I think that Quran has made it clear that Allah (SWT) gave death to Jesus and then took him (phuh) to the heaven as mentioned in the Quran in other places.

    Another point I want to raise is that it is written in the Quran (I donot remember the Ayat right now) that on the day of Judgement Allah (SWT) will bring Issa in front of his people (i.e the Christians) and then will ask him in a very angry mood that if he (Jesus pbuh) was the one who told people that he is son of God. Jesus will in return say to Allah (SWT) that He (Allah SWT) is pure from all such short comings (Suhana hoo)and that he (Jesus pbuh) did not say that to his people.

    The question which rises here is that if Jesus (pbuh) has just come back (i.e form his second advent where he would have cleared this misconception) then why Allah (SWT) ask him this question on the day of Judgement.

    In the last I would say that there is no place in the Quran which say any thing about the return of Jesus (pbuh) and the all the Ayat quoted seem irrelevent to the subject under discussion.

  117. Hi Fahad Khaja- I am not afraid of Muslims! :-) I know that there are fanatics and then there are normal people. The book I got was originally (c)1968 (latest 2000) and in my opinion the author, though an academic, clearly had a personal bias towards Islam. The dates I got were out of the book, so maybe it is incorrect. This book also stated that “though the memorizers were numerous, no one of them knew the whole” which is where I got that info. Agreed that I should do more reading than one book in case this guy is biased.

    But some of my impressions come from reading out of the Qur’an. I think Muhammad misunderstood Christianity. I read that he talked with Christians and Jews before/during the founding of Islam. The concept of the trinity is very misunderstood in Islam. Christians don’t believe that God is “one of three” as in the Qur’an 5:73. I believe that God is “three in one”. There is a big difference! To me that is simply a misunderstanding of the trinity. But if the Qur’an is divine and not of Muhammad, then where does this misunderstanding come from? Is it just a bad English translation?

    Are the miracles of Muhammad’s birth stated in the Qur’an? Are there other Muslim holy books equal and in addition to the Qur’an?

    I am not a Catholic and I believe the Pope is no better than any other man. I’m not sure that the Bible can be memorized since it is not in a poetic form like the Qur’an–just not how our brains work, so I don’t think that is a fair comparison. However, there were many pious monks who dedicated their lives to its exact copying. Then, with the printing press, it was mass produced and impossible to fake. But the Holy Spirit preserves, not us!

    Obviously there are many (not all) Muslims who do hate Americans–they are screaming it in the streets. US foreign policy is often flawed, but we are blamed too much and often unfairly. Too many strange conspiracy theories too! Jews and Arabs both have blown it in Israel/Palest

  118. Dear mr. fahad khaja,

    What on earth made you to believe that I was ever a Hindu? My name being Sanjeev does not necessarilly have to ring a bell in your head that I was a Hindu at some point. How can you prove that I’m from India. Anyone can give his pet a Christian, Hindu or a Muslim name. It does not make any differance.

    To solve your question about Brahmans, yes there are those who have converted, of which you may not be aware of. Its no surprise. Even you have been commanded to look in the Bible by Allah. But you won’t because you have been brainwashed that it is corrupted. For as long as you continue to believe so, you will never discover the Truth my friend. If you were told there’s a mine of Gold right beneathe where you are standing then you’d be a fool not to uncover it.

    So next time don’t judge a book by its cover….You may be on the wrong!!

  119. fahad khaja,

    I have a question. According to one of your posts to someone other than me, you mentioned about Muhammad passing away.

    Did he die a natural death?

  120. may ALLAH bless you for the wonderful work

    you’ve been doing in order to uncover the truth and also spread the ISLAMIC DOCTERINES

  121. I am please to see that as Believers in Allah and the last day, we are reflecting and looking to our Guidance from Allah about the Last Hour.

    It is very clear that Isa (PBUH) will emerge. Alhamdulillah. However, I must say that I am surprised you have not mentioned Imam Muhammah Al-Madhi and our anticipation of his emergence and the signs of when he shall come. His emergence is mentioned extensively throughout the hadith. Please consider not to omit the emergence of Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi, from the lineage of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). I will later quote to you some of the exact hadith from Bukhari and Muslim.

  122. I HAVE SENT SOME QUESTIONS IN ABUT KIYAAMAT THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT AND WHEN JESUS RETURNS PLEASE REPLY I AM ANXIOUSLY WAITING ALLAH HAAFIZ

  123. JESUS

    at first, God is Ghost, there is just one Ghost, he has a lot of names for example Allah, God or Jahve (in Quran some more).

    “Jesus was raised up to Allah” means that he became Ghost and some time later (see Acts) he did come back as Ghost (teacher and leader) to all people which believed in Jesus until now.

    The differences between Muslims and Christians are less than between Jewish and Christians!

    No war – peace now!

    Bertold

  124. It would seem unreasonable and not credible that a Muslim could claim to have more knowledge of the true identity of Christ than Christians themselves. This is illogical and presumptious and just not true. Those who were closest to Jesus who lived, ate, and gave their lives for him (the most credible witnesses) are the very ones who passed on both his written and verbal teachings and the truth of his life, death and resurrection. Jesus himself foretold his death and resurrection, and ascended to his Father in heaven after appearing to his disciples after rising from the dead. The good news is that Jesus has conquered sin, death and the devil, and is willing to share his life and his kingdom with anyone who will believe in him. That’s what Jesus himself preached. He also said that the time of his return would be determined by his Father in heaven.

    I can understand that a good Muslim would seek the teachings of Islam from the Koran, but to claim that the Koran is the authoritative teaching source on Christianity is unreasonable. That would be like saying a mathematics book contains all you need to know about science. The Christian New Testament does not even try to discredit any other religion, but with integrity, presents the life and teachings of Christ, the following acts of Christ’s apostles, and the development and discipline of his Church, with love and truth guiding both.

    As a Christian, I respect everyone’s freedom to pursue their faith in and service to God, and would not and could not attempt to tell a Muslim that the Koran does not contain the accurate teachings of Mohammed. I have no right or credibility to do that.

    May God be praised. Peace to you.

  125. First of all, I would like to thank the author for such a mind-awakening article. Some of my queries about the Day of Judgment were answered. I had a few questions, though, after reading it. I don’t know if they will be answered or not but I will hope someone does answer them truthfully. How do we recognize Jesus Christ (peace be upon him)? In this materialistic world where people are losing trust in each other, how do we believe someone if he says that he is Jesus Christ (peace be upon him)? Will he have a charismatic personality that it would be hard not to believe him? What are the signs that help muslims recognize him?

    I also wanted to clarify something else. I always heard that the Day of Judgment will come when Christians and Muslims have a big fight, and all true muslims will be killed. This article paints a different picture. I want to believe the author but I am still skeptical. I admire that the author cited the Quran in many references. Does the Quran also say that Christians will be purified and will adopt the true religion?

    Please help clear my questions. May Allah bless everyone dead or alive. May Allah also guide people to his Chosen Path.

    Khuda Hafiz

  126. Dear Abdur razzak,

    TRUTH DOES NOT LIE! You seem to know the Bible pretty well when it comes to proving alleged facts about the authenticity of your prophet. But let me tell you that I don’t find the name ‘Muhammad’ even once mentioned in the Bible. Coz The Bible refuses to know him. If you say that the present day Bible is corrupted then how is it that you find truth in them? [Deut. 18:18; Jn.14:26] I’m overly glad that you have witnessed the consistency of the Holy Scriptures and thus have openly declared it to be so.

    When you said that Muhammad’s life is closer than Jesus’ then you are wrong my friend. Because from a human perspective any Tom, Dick and Harry can claim to possess similarities to that of Moses; like he was married, he had children, He led battles, he was a leader and so forth.

  127. Abdur razzak cont’d

    …When you take a look from God’s perspective (since He ordains the prophets) it portrays a different picture altogether like; Baby Moses was saved by God [Exodus 2:2-10] – Muhammad wasn’t- Jesus was [Matt. 2;16]; Moses had a personal relationship with God Exodus 33:13,14 – Muhammad never spoke directly with God- Jesus did [Matt. 17:2-8]; God established Moses in authority like God [Exodus 4:16]-no where in quran did God say to Muhammad you are like God-Jesus was like God in authority, He forgave sins (ONLY God can forgive sins) [Mark 2:5]; Moses was testified by God in the sight of all his people and performed miracles to give him authority [Exodus 7:10-20]-no where in the quran did God testify for Muhammad in the sight of all his people. He said of his critics since they pronounced not witnesses, they are liers.[Sura 24:13] except for the quran, he performed no miracles [Sura 29:50] – Jesus was testified to by God in the sight of all his people and performed many miracles [Matt. 8:14]- Moses was transfigured in the occasion of his exposition before God and his face shown. His followers feared him, but he called them with love [Exodus 34:29]-no where in quran is Muhammad ever transfigured after the angel Gabriel spoke to him we see no such phenomenal sign. [He was as dry as a feather] His followers honored him and believed his authority but not God’s.- Jesus was transfigured and his whole appearance shone. His disciples therefore feared him but He told them about what God had revealed at that moment.[Matt 17:1-7] thus the list goes on and on but I’ll stop here….

  128. abdur razzak, cont’d…

    Muhammad can never claim to parallel the essential and unique aspects of Moses’ ministry on earth as Jesus can. Those who worked alongside Jesus and who predated Muhammad by nearly 700 years came to this same conclusion. Consider the following witnesses from John and Luke:

    John 1:45 “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law….”

    John 5:46 “If you believed Moses, you would believe me [Jesus], for he wrote about me.”

    John 6:14 “Surely this [Jesus] is the Prophet who is to come into the world.”

    Acts 3:22 “For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own people….'” (i.e. own brothers=sons of Israel.)

    Secondly from the bible’s perspective “if a prophet who presumes to speak in My name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death Deut. 18:20. Therefore to conclude Muhammad was absolutely not the true prophet. Because he was not the material God was looking for. As for his revelations who Knows where they came from. Was Gabriel really Gabriel? Or an imposter? An imposter will not want you to believe the truth for he is not for truth but for deception. Because the Scriptures which Moses believed in was the Scripture which Jesus believed in too! And not another…

  129. i do believe that god knows best.

    that all men are equal , because they were created by god in his image.

    that the second coming of christ is the sign of the end of time as we understand it today.

    i believe it is an unforgivable blasphemy to every truth god has given us when we attack and wage war against one another in the name of god or religion.

    i believe that mankind can do 3 things with the truth :

    seek the truth

    understand the truth

    act upon the truth

    this is what i have found in every holy book i have ever come to read.

    when we each do these 3 things as individuals then love will be ours to give and to receive , and peace will live in the hearts of each man and upon all nations of the earth.

    until then our prayers are like soap bubbles.

    those of us who are aware of this must carry an extra burden because we are obliged to share these beliefs with others or our suffering is greater than those who are blind to these possibilities.

    my prayer tonight is that god will bless all his children with the power of revelation , for in that revelation they must see what god has been telling everybody all along , that we are alike in his judgement and our purpose is to nourish , teach and defend one another at all times.

    may gods justice rain down upon you all in the form of peace and mercy.

    joekidd

    03 apr 03

  130. jj–Hey!! I really enjoy talking to you. Now before I began, the info i gave you last time was not all correct. People started writing the quran as the prophet would recite a sura to them from God while many would memorize them too. However, from the start of the first leader of islam, the quran was beganing to be compiled, under the charge of Zaid. I’m sorry but i make sure the people I talk to have accurate info. Now on “though the memorizers were numerous, no one of them knew the whole”. Its incorrect! There were people who knew the entire quran completely back then. In fact, the person who was placed in charge, Zaid, himself knew the whole quran by heart. Muhammad had limited contact with chris/jew b4 he became a mesenger of God. Afterwards, he had contact with Jew/Chris during his lifetime. It is important to note, that Muhammads character to the Jews and the Christians was that of high regard and great love. On to the misunderstanding of the trinity, you stated that “you” belive god is three in one. It is important to note there are many other christians of different sects, even today, and back then that believe otherwise such as jesus being God itself, only son of God, and even some believed he was a prophet of God!!

    About Muhammads birth, it is not stated in the quran. It is stated in stuff about the live of the prophet. I recommend you read “Muhammad” by Martin Links. I personally have not read it but people have told me that this and other stories are in there and that it is an excellent book.

    Yes, a book for muslims is Hadith. However, this book is nothing near the equality to the word of God, the quran. These are the sayings of Muhammed and actions during his lifetime.

    JJ, on the topic that many chris. wrote down the bible. Where are the copies that they wrote down. And, wonder why the church of england had so much wealth? They would change portions of bible for money. This is documented. Enjoy talking to you and i hope you respond.

  131. I am tired of these debates but I will refute some of the incorrect statements. Muhammad as a baby was protected by Allah in the sense that without parents he was stilled reared upon righteousness and according to some hasan ahadith his heart was removed and purified as a child. Muhammad, was given authority LIKE God, in the fact that like Moses, his word were deemed to be either the direct or indirect speech of God. Muhammad also perfomed several miracles including splitting the moon, predicting victory over Makkah, Persia and Rome, hearing the cries of his allies when there were attacked by Makkans in Madina, speaking to the dead after Badr, the removal of a Christian body from the grave three times after he denounced Islam. The people of Arabia almost completely testified to the Messengership of Muhammad as nearly the entire Peninsula had come under his care during his lifetime. Muhammad did enter the presence of Allah as Moses did with the burning bush. He has transported from Makka to Jerusalem, then up through the seven heavens into God’s “presence”. He then return to relay the story to the Makkans who asked him to describe Jerusalem because they knew he had never been there and he did it more accurately than a cartographer. After his first encounter with Gabriel the Prophet had became white with fear and shivered as if in a seizure. Then as subsequent revelations came his body would sometimes change pigment, sometimes he would become cold as ice, sometimes dipping with sweat.

  132. Jesus is alive is infact Christians belief according to Bible. Jesus will return is the Christians belief which promised them prosparity and peace for 1000 years after they finished off all evil forces from earth.

    19.31 And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live; Yusuf Ali

    And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poor-rate so long as I live; Shakir

    How Jesus is he paying Zakat and Charity sitting in Heaven?

    5:117 “Never said I to them aught except what Thou didst command me to say, to wit, ‘worship God, my Lord and your Lord'; and I was a witness over them whilst I dwelt amongst them; when Thou didst take me up Thou wast the Watcher over them, and Thou art a witness to all things. Yusuf Ali

    5.117 I did not say to them aught save what Thou didst enjoin me with: That serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord, and I was a witness of them so long as I was among them, but when Thou didst cause me to die, Thou wert the watcher over them, and Thou art witness of all things. Shakir

    This verse prove that Jesus dead. Read “I was witness over them wilst I dwelt [Live] amongst them;”.

    Mehdi is a Fictitious character nothing reality.

  133. I feel sorry for you that do not understand that Jesus is the son of God, made man, and died for our sins. The only way to the Father is through the son. Christ(Jesus) warned of the false prophets. I’m afraid Mohammed is one of those false prophets.

    Those who fully submit to Christ will receive the Holy Spirit and are born again. Once this truth was revealed to man. The was no salvation unless you accept Jesus as your personal savior. If he had not died for our sins, we would be condemn for eternity to hell(the absence of God).

    Those “ex-Christian” who have converted to Islam, never fully accepted Christ, therefore the don’t know what they really rejected.

    All of God’s children long for a relation with the one true God Yahweh. Islam is a misguided quest for a relationship with God. I cannot condemn anyone for their search for a relantionship God, but Christ is the truth and the light shown in this dark world.

    The Jews were the first people to except Yahweh as the one true God. Jesus came to earth from Heaven to offer salvation to Jews and Gentiles alike.

    Repent, pray and ask Jesus to come into your life and you will have salvation.

    God Bless, Seek Christ.

  134. Hi Fahad-Thanks for the return post! Yes, I believe God is three in one. That is what all Christians should say. There are many cults and sects that have twisted this truth over the ages. They do not follow scripture. There are many twisted views of Jesus, but the only one I follow is in the Bible. Others are not Christian and it is incorrect to associate Christians with them.

    The Church of Rome during the dark ages was corrupted, but they had little to gain by tweaking the Bible since it was not available to the masses. The church could have preached whatever they liked (and they did!).

    Is it true that some say that the Qur’an cannot be correctly translated from Arabic? Do you believe that?

    For the Church of England I think most of their money came from vast land holdings and other means. Even if they did change their copies–not saying they did ;-), did they hold sway over all churches or all copies of the Bible in every tongue in every land? What do you believe they changed?

    Many people disagreed with the State Churches when they finally got the Bible for themselves–the Protestant Reformation was born of that. It became clear that the state church was an institution of political control, not for spreading the Word and the worship of God. Many paid dearly for their disagreement. The USA was also born in part in response to this.

    Is the Muslim Injil the same as the gospel in my Bible? Where can I read the Injil?

    Questions: What would be the “oldest” or “original” copy of Biblical scriptures you would consider “authentic”? Where and when did the Bible first become corrupted to a Muslim? I would like to read about this.

    Thanks!

  135. I would have less of a problem in accepting Islam’s perspective on Jesus, if I could find historical or emperical proof that Muhammad (PBUH), actually did get the Quran from the angel. There is no supporting evedance and no witnesses, and no historical proof that the intity he met if in deed he met one, was an angel, let alone the Angel Gabriel. If this can be proven I will accept Islam whole heartedly.

  136. I would like to quote few Quranic verses for several of your commentators in the hope that they would reflect on them.

    Allah says in the Quran (2:60): In fact as for those who reject faith, it is the same whether you warn them or you don’t, they will not believe. (2:7) Allah has sealed their hearts and hearing, their eyes are covered and there is a grievous punishment for them.

    (2:94) Say O Mohammed, If the home of hereafter is exclusively for you and not for the rest of the mankind, then wish for death if you are true in your claim. (2:95) But they will never wish for death because they are fully aware of consequences of what they have sent before them for the hereafter and Allah knows the mentality of wrongdoers.

    Allah says in (3:59) In fact the example of birth of Isa (Jesus) in the sight of Allah is like the example of Adam who had no father and mother, whom He created out of dust, then said to him: “Be” and he was. (3:60)This is the truth from your Rabb, therefore, do not be of those who doubt it.

    Allah says (19:35) It is not befitting the majesty of Allah that He himself beget a son! He is above this. When He decrees a matter, He need only say “Be” and it is. (3:61) If anyone disputes with you concerning this matter (the birth of Jesus) after full knowledge has come to you, say: “Come! Let us gather our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: then let us earnestly pray and invoke the curse of Allah on the liars.”(19:39) O Mohammed, Forewarn them about the day of intense regret when this matter will be decided, even though at present they are paying no heed and do not believe.

    (3:64) Say: “O people of the book! Let us get together on what is common between us and you: that we shall worship none but Allah; that we shall not associate any partners with him; that we shall not take from among ourselves any lords besides Allah.” If they reject your invitation then tell them: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.”

  137. Dear Abdur Razzaq,

    I don’t understand how this stuff makes you so tired! Does all this really look like a debate to you? To me as a Christian, it’s my task to proclaim the whole truth. If I refrain from informing you what has been revealed to me, then God will hold me accountable. Your stance on the authenticity of the Prophet Muhammad does not convince me to believe that he was the prophet like Moses.

    However, You pointed out that:

    -“Muhammad as a baby was protected by Allah in the sense that without parents he was stilled reared upon righteousness” God had to choose someone whose people worshipped Him and not idols. So he could not be the Prophet like Moses. And as you went on to say “and according to some hasan ahadith his heart was removed and purified as a child.” To me it sounds like some childhood fairytale.

    -“His word were ‘deemed’ to be ‘either’ the direct or indirect speech of God.” God had to give the word directly and there had to be no two ways about it. So he could not be the prophet like Moses. – “Muhammad also perfomed several miracles including splitting the moon, predicting victory over Makkah, Persia and Rome, hearing the cries of his allies when there were attacked by Makkans in Madina, speaking to the dead after Badr, the removal of a Christian body from the grave three times after he denounced Islam. The people of Arabia almost completely testified to the Messengership of Muhammad as nearly the entire Peninsula had come under his care during his lifetime. The people of Arabia ‘almost’ completely testified to the Messengership of Muhammad as nearly the entire Peninsula had come under his care during his lifetime.”

    Cont’d next post…

  138. Abdur Razzaq, cont’d….

    ” Even still in many places the Qur’an stresses the fact that the Prophet Muhammad, despite his being the last and greatest of God’s apostles, was not empowered to perform miracles similar to those with which the earlier prophets are said to have reinforced their verbal messages. His only miracle was and is the Qur’an itself. (S.10:20; 13:7; 13:27; 28:48; 29:49-51) If one studied his prophesies closely they won’t be surprised to find a good number of shortfalls. God had to perform miracles through His prophet and all people confirmed it. So he could not be the prophet like Moses. [John 6:14]

    – “Muhammad did enter the presence of Allah as Moses did with the burning bush. He has transported from Makka to Jerusalem, then up through the seven heavens into God’s “presence”. He then return to relay the story to the Makkans who asked him to describe Jerusalem because they knew he had never been there and he did it more accurately than a cartographer.” According to some Islamic sources, Muhammad sometimes did not know whether he was in God’s presence or Satan’s presence or whether the messages was coming from God or Satan. He could not be the prophet like Moses. Moses was 100% sure he was in God’s presence and talking to God himself and not an imposter.

    . “After his first encounter with Gabriel the Prophet had became white with fear and shivered as if in a seizure. Then as subsequent revelations came his body would sometimes change pigment, sometimes he would become cold as ice, sometimes dipping with sweat.” He could not be the prophet like Moses. Moses face shone because he had been in God’s presence and not an angel. [Matt. 17:5]

    cont’d next post…

  139. Abdur Razzaq, cont’d….

    .”After his first encounter with Gabriel the Prophet had became white with fear and shivered as if in a seizure. Then as subsequent revelations came his body would sometimes change pigment, sometimes he would become cold as ice, sometimes dipping with sweat.” He could not be the prophet like Moses. Moses face shone because he had been in God’s presence and not an angel. [Matt. 17:5]

    In Deuteronomy 13:1-5 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

    Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

    And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.

    cont’d next post…

  140. Abdur Razzaq, cont’d…

    So according to this verse, take for instance if Muhammad were to have been present at that time claiming to be a prophet with his revelations he would have been counted as a false prophet. And the result would not have been a very good sight to see. Because Satan has been after God’s people from the beginning. Targeting the Jews and Christians throughout the bible (Even Muhammad was involved in this process, and thus cursed the Jews and Christians at the time of his death) since he could not destroy them by killing, he used the method deception. He brought confusion to the world through pointing to the false prophet rather than to the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ. He wants to keep the world blinded from seeing the Truth. [Jn. 14:6; Matt. 11:28-30] Find light while there is light when darkness falls it will be too late.

    TRUTH DOES NOT LIE!

  141. Sanjeev,

    Never in a billion years would you be able to convince any decent rational individual let alone a learned Muslims that a book that contains grotosque stories such as the followings to be the words of Allah. I apoligize to the Muslims, because we call these stories blasphamous. These are prophets that we Muslims also believe in them. They would never never commit such acts:

    (About prophet Lot (Lut))..

    “And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father (Lot) [is] old, and [there is] not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, [and] lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

    Gen 19-31

    — How about when Jacob sleeps with prostitute?

    — How about Jacob wrestling with G-D?

    — How about Noah getting drunk and being laughed by his sons?

    — How about Jacob’s son sleeping with his own mother?

    — I can go on and on and on…

    What moral standards those such stories provide? Thats why Christians are fleeing to Islam, Athesim, Spritiuality, and even Buddism.

  142. Feema anta min thikraaha, in surat annazi3at, refers to the prophet mohammed pbuh, will he return too? raised means elevated above being killed by these people. why should jesus return when the book has been completed and mohammed delivered his message complete? to say so or expect it means there is a deficiency in the message at this time. Islam is a simple straightforward religion, lets not contaminate it with arguments of those before us.

  143. I have a testimony of Jesus Christ as the Son of the living God Jehovah. My Bible tells me He was,indeed, killed for the sins of man But was resurrected after defeating the Evil one. Christ’s death was an attonement for all who have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. My Bible was written prior to the Quran and tells me “not to add to or take away from the words of this(Bible) book. Upon his death and resurrection Christ then ascended inti heaven to sit at the right hand of God to rule until the end time, when Christ would return to redeem His Bride( The physical Church body)and defeat the evil one and his demonic hoard who are served by the apostate (having a form of religion but being false)church. Can you not see that neither Jew or Gentile, Muslim or Infidel can DO anything to earn heaven ? It is solely by accepting the GRACE of God ( the unmerited gift) and proclaiming the Name of JESUS can you enter into heaven. If you can’t accept the truth of the true word of God, the Holy Bible you are doomed. God loves you and has made provision for you, He is calling you now to see, experience and share in the reward of the True God, Hallelujah! This war and it’s devisiveness tries to kill as many as possible so they will be lost! Proclaim the name of Jesus, drop your weapons and join with saved,delivered and sealed in drawing others to the Gospel of Jesus! Salah! Amen

  144. Michael Robinson,

    If you think you are going to win some converts that way, you must be high on the “holly spirit”. I would suggest first go convince all those Christians who are fleeing from such stories as yours.

    I would refer you to read all of my posts which will give you my reply to your position about Jesus and your Bible. Funny you guys call it The Bible, and no where in the Bible itself the word Bible is ever mentioned. How come? Did the holly spirit forgot to mention it to any of the 40 or so authors of the Bible? Plus, which is the true Bible? The Roman Catholic or the King James or the NIV or the Jahovah or the American or the … or the … or the … or the …. and on and on? Really, tell us. How do you know that the one you are holding is the true one? Did the holly spirit tell you that? So, who is the holly spirit telling the truth to? You or the other 3000 different Christian denominations?

    You better open up your eyes and study Islam with an open mind. Ask Allah to protect you from the Satan who has deceived you all those years. Thats the only way the veil covering your sight will be lifted away for you to see the truth.

    Here is where you can start. Read these stories:

    http://www.thetruereligion.net/converts.htm

    Good luck.

  145. This is a very intersting article and though I read many of the posts it generated, I don’t see much mention of the fact that the Quran’s version of Jesus return sounds a lot like the last book of the Christian bible – Revalations-the signs, the trials, Jesus appearance in the flesh-so to speak are all described in Revelations. As I have always thought, and still think, we are more like that we know –

  146. It was interesting reading the article about Jesus. When I first saw it, I mistakenly thought it was about Jesus of the Bible, the only begotten Son of God, but I was obviously wrong. The Jesus I know was crucified on the cross to atone for my sins, as well as the sins of all who believe in him. This is exactly as prophesied in the Old Testament. It is true that he rose from the grave and returned to His heavenly father, and that he will one day return to earth, again as prophesied. This can’t be the same Jesus that is refered to in the article, can it?

  147. Mr Sen, JJ and others:

    Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) didn’t write the Holy Qur’an. The revelations were recited to him by Angel Gabriel. He memorized the revelations recited to him by Angel Gabriel and then asked his friends to write it down for him. Even today, thousands of people memorize the WHOLE Qur’an. Actually, I have known 8 year olds who know the Holy Qur’an by heart, and he also knows the meaning of each line, by the way. Thus the Holy Qur’an is the word of God. And, if people can memorize the Holy Qur’an today I don’t see why not they couldn’t have done it during the Prophet’s (pbuh) time. And then all of these revelations were collected and formed the Holy Qur’an, which by the will of God has remained unchanged. Now, let me ask you this question, which every Christian I have asked seems to run away from..if the Bible has not been edited why are there so many different versions of the Bible? The Catholic Bible has 7 more books than the Protestant Bible then there is the King James version. If Catholicism and Protestantism belong to the same faith, ie. Christianity, then why not have the same Holy Book? Please answer this question of mine? Aren’t Catholics and Protestants Christians?? And, as for the scrolls being found they were just copies of the Bible NOT the original Bible itself. Nobody knows what the original language of the Bible is. And Mr Sen, yes the Last Prophet of God didn’t perform as many miracles as Prophet Jesus, son of Mary, (peace be upon them all). But he did. And besides if you think performing miracles makes you God, I think you should start worshipping Prophet Moosa’s(pbuh) staff. After all He (pbuh) performed miracles with it too, didn’t he? And, yes Jesus(pbuh) is a Prophet of Islam. He is NOT God nor is he the Son of God.

    continued in next comment..

  148. Continues from previous comment.

    I do not understand how Christians call Christianity a monothiestic religion when you pray to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Monothiestic religion is one where there is one and ONLY one God. And please dont tell me the the “three in one” concept. It doesn’t hold any ground to me.

    Salaam

    AbdullaH

  149. I am very strong supporter of the discussion of Bediuzzaman about materialism. It is true for every human being in this world. Yes, I agree that materials are important but don’t have any preference on society. As being a muslim, I strongly believe that Islam is the only religion, which establishes a good moral society. For this multi-religious world, I will say that if we will forget about the society and will concentrate only on the economics (which might be a milestone towards materialism) then after achieving our economic goal, we have to deal with social problems. On the other hand, if we will give preference to society and will also concentrate to improve economic condition of this world, we will be able to establish a good moral and economic society. Again, both are important but preference is society and orders of Allah swt are to establish a good moral society.

    May Allah swt bless all of us with peace and happiness.

  150. To sanjeev or any Christian who wishes to engage in a worthwhile dialogue, email me at abusufyan01@yahoo.com.

    Second forget about arguing text versus text. Eventhough the proof of modern-day Christianity is extracted from today’s Bibles, the history is what is being questioned. The Apostles were monotheists and believed in One, Invisible GOD as Jesus taught them (Numb 23:19,John 4:24,John 1:18,John 5:37). It was after Jesus’departure that Paul began to preach “Christianity” from his visions, which put him at odds with the Apostles. Paul admitted he wanted to convert people by all means necessary (I Cor 9:20-22). It is funny that his teachings mimic the pagan beliefs of the Romans and Greeks alive at the time. After the conversion of the Roman Emperor, they had to deal with a plethora of disagreements and “heresies” to formulate the christian dogma. These councils, of meetings were conducted 100s of years after Jesus’ departure. After the leaders AT THAT TIME decided who was correct and who was a heretic, they began to draw up official Church beliefs and Bibles began to emerge with additions to support their opinions. They kept Bibles out of the hands of common folk and made them only take knowledge from priests and monks, allowing the additions to go unnoticed. They destroyed 100s of “apocraphal” versions of the Gospels and chose the 4 that best fit their beliefs and DESTROYED the rest. In the interim the true position of Christ, who declared himself a prophet (Luke 13:33,Matt 13:57), was lost as people began to elevate his status, to the point now that he died for our sins (refuted by Ezek 18:19-20, Deut 24:16, Jere 31:29-30, Ezek 18:1-9), and simple belief in his divine nature gains access to paradise (refuted by Matt 19:17, Matt 7:21). I understand how people brought up in this belief system would be resistant to change, but the foundation of the religion is shaky, based on the opinions of men, trained by Paul’s followers, 300 years after Jesus lived.

  151. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

    Bismillah innal Hamdu lillah was Salaatu As-Salaamu ‘alaa Rasoolullah.

    In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

    In the Name of Allah, and verily All Praise belong to Allah, and Prayers and Peace be upon his Messenger.

    Peace be upon those who follow right guidance.

    To My Christian Compatriot.

    I commend you on your dedication, respect and love for Jesus the Christ. We too, as Muslims, love and respect him, as Allah says in the Qur’an:

    “(Remember) when the angels said: “O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word [“Be!”-and he was! i.e. ‘Isa (Jesus) the son of Maryam] from Him, his name will be the Messiah ‘Isa (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honor in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah.” Surah Al-‘Imran 3:45

    However, as a devout Muslim, it is my duty to call you to correct belief. In my estimation, you have a belief system close to that of Al-Islam. As Allah says in the Qur’an:

    “Those whom We have given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) recognize him (Muhammad) as they recognize their own sons. Those who have lost (destroyed) themselves will not believe.” Surah Al An’am 6:20.

    I believe I have the authority to speak on this subject because I was raised a Christian and I endured 12 years of Catholic school, resulting in the in-depth study of Christianity, deeper than most Christians. Therefore I ask you the question – DO YOU KNOW YOUR RELIGION? This paper is a win-win situation for you. If you read and see that modern Christianity is not from Jesus, and seek to learn more about Islam, then that is great. If you read and decide to reject the proof, then your faith should be solidified and, in your eyes, you win. Although Muslims believe the Bible in its original form was from God, we are of the opinion that it has been altered and changed. con’d.

  152. I will use it in its present form in spite of its corruption, because, ironically, it still provides more evidence for the legitimacy of Islam then it does for Christianity.

    During the life of Jesus he repeatedly asserted the Oneness of God (the Islamic concept of Tawheed):

    “…The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.” Mark 12:29.

    Notice he said OUR Lord is ONE. This is reminiscent of many Old Testament statements, like that of Moses known as the “Shema” or creed,

    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” Deuteronomy 6:4

    and resembles that which was stated 600 years after Jesus’ departure by Muhammad,

    “And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God-Allah), there is none who has the right to worshipped but He, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Surah Al-Baqarah 2:163.

    Some may say Jesus is God or God’s son because of his miracles, but let us examine this. It seems more likely that these were powers given to him by God to prove his prophethood, as Allah mentions in the Qur’an:

    “And will make him (Jesus) a Messenger to the Children of Israel (saying): ‘ I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I design for you out of clay, a figure like that of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah’s Leave; and I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I bring the dead to life by Allah’s Leave. And I inform you of what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely, therein is a sign for you, if you believe. And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Taurat (Torah), and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allah and obey me.” Surah Al-‘Imran 3:49-50.

    For example, one may say, ‘Jesus walked on the water’, but Moses parted it (Exodus 14:22); ‘Jesus healed leprosy’, but so did Elisha (II Kings 5:14); ‘Jesus caused the blind to see’, but so did Elisha (II Kings 6:17); con’d

  153. ); most importantly, ‘Jesus could raise the dead’, but so could Elijah (I Kings 17:22) and Elisha (II Kings 4:34 and II Kings 13:21). Furthermore, Jesus admits that he is not omnipotent:

    “All things are delivered to me of my Father…” Luke 10:22.

    “…When ye lifted up the SON of MAN, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do NOTHING OF MYSELF; but as my Father has taught me,…” John 8:28.

    Jesus also admits that he is not omniscient, as he states:

    “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, NEITHER THE SON, but the Father.” Mark 13:32.

    Would these be the statements of God? The same All-Powerful, All-Encompassing God of the Old Testament? Clearly not. These are the statements of a humble servant, and Jesus’ own statements refutes the claim that he is God or the “divine Son”, as he states

    “…because I said, I go unto the Father: for the Father is GREATER than I.” John 14:28 and

    “… I ascend unto MY Father, and YOUR Father; and to MY GOD, AND YOUR GOD.” John 20:17.

    Unfortunately, many Christians take this Father-Son relationship literally-a concept introduced by Paul AFTER Jesus’ departure-like in the verse Matthew 3:17. But this title “Son of God” was given to all righteous men. In Chronicles we read

    “He [Solomon] shall build an house for my name; and he shall be MY son, and I will be his father…” I Chronicles 22:10, and God also says

    “…I am the Father of Israel, and EPHRAIM is my firstborn.” Jeremiah 31:9.

    Therefore Ephraim is His firstborn and Solomon is also His son! For those who argue that Jesus was His only BEGOTTEN Son (John 3:16), let them open a Revised Standard Version of the Bible and read

    “For God so loved the world, that He gave His ONLY son…” This is because the translators of this version revised the King James version to correct the “many, serious errors”. We see the Greek term for “begotten” is “GENNAO” as found in Matthew 1:2, but in John 3:16, the word used was “MONOGENES”, which mea

  154. , the word used was “MONOGENES”, which means unique – which Jesus was because he had no human father. For those who choose to reject this error, evaluate God’s statement

    “I will declare the decree: The Lord hath said unto me [David], Thou art MY Son; this day have I BEGOTTEN thee.” Psalms 2:7.

    So David is also God’s begotten Son! Other errors in the King James version have been “corrected”, but do “inspired” writings need to be corrected? The verse Matthew 28:19, which mentions the “Great Commission” and the “trinity” has been expunged from the RSV. Not only is this verse not in the oldest known text, but historians and scholars have declared that this alleged command is not in consonance with the baptisms of the early Church (Acts 8:16). Likewise, a verse in the Epistle of I John 5:7, which, ironically, also documents the “trinity” has been referred to as a “definite later addition”, and the entire account of the resurrection has been eliminated from the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9-20). So are these additions also “inspired”? If you cannot trust your book, how can you preach it? And even if one still holds Mark 16:19 as authentic, it states:

    “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” Mark 16:19.

    The verse I Kings 22:19 states that THE LORD is sitting on His Throne and the host of heaven are by Him on His right hand and left. Jesus says,

    “I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting ON THE RIGHT HAND of power…” Mark 14:62.

    presumably among the host of heaven! Mark 16:19 goes further saying that JESUS sat at the right hand of GOD! They are two separate entities. . Jesus knew that the title “Son” was not exclusively for him, for he taught us to pray “OUR Father…” (Matthew 6:9) and taught his followers that God was “THEIR” Father (Matthew 5:45, 48 and Matthew 6:4, 6, 14, 15, 18). In reality, Jesus refused to be called the “Son of God” in Luke 4:41 and Luke 9:20-21.

    I WILL FINISH LAT

  155. CHALK AND CHEESE

    Are they similar? Of course they are! People can write volumes about their similarities. But are they really similar? Any person with a little common sense would tell you that the best way to diffentiate these two is to taste them. This person can contradict the volumes of work written by the scholars and the pseudo scholars alike to confuse the population.

    That is the difference between The Glorious Quran and the many versions of the Bibles. You have to taste the Quran to relish its sweet, sublime and superhuman nature.

    If you are happy with the chalk, then it is up to you. Even the creator knows that not everybody would follow their conscience and common sense to see the truth and would be led astray. That is why He created the hell ( which is essentially a plane barren land in which the people themselves would bring their sins with them for suffering).

    So, I would recommend to one and all to open their eyes , use their common sense, make use of their time while they can before it is too late.

    Now, consider this. Every Muslim and Christian agrees that Jesus(pbuh) came to invite people towards the truth and away from the evil. Most of his followers were people who were suppressed, repressed and oppressed by the evil rulers. In the present day world, who are the most suppressed people? Certainly not the christians or the jews. Look at the so called muslim nations accross the planet and let me know of a single nation where the muslims are not subjugated or brutally suppressed. I would be very hard pressed to imagine that Jesus(pbuh)in his second coming would be coming to further suppress and punish the already suppressed people and take the side of the people who are directly or indirectly helping the suppression.

  156. Hey JJ– I am writing in response. On the question, if i believe the Qur’an cannot be correctly translated from Arabic. Yes, I believe this not only for the quran but for anything. The thing in its original language has different meanings and their might me words that have two meanings in the original language but the translator used one of them. Thiis is one way I believe the bible has been changed too if i may say. I believe that one person translated the bible. Then others, for money, translated the translation in other words therefore changing the meaning. And frankly, i believe that some of the core beliefs have been changed. I say this because much of christianity is quite similar to isalm in the 10-16th century if you do the research and look at christianity back then. Why the dramatic change all of a sudden? Women used to cover their hair in the US in the 1800s. Much of the principles of islam were acknowledged, by the christians.

    On the next question, you asked is the muslim injil, the same as the christian gospel. The answer is yes. Now you asked where you could read it. Frankly, in the quran we were told that Jesus was given the Injil, and Moses was given the Torah, and Muhammad was given the Quran. So, to get the message of the Injil, i frankly just suggest you read the quran because we dont have the gospels or the laws of moses anywhere and nobody does. (In the Original Form)

    Now on your last question, What would be the “oldest” or “original” copy of Biblical scriptures you would consider “authentic”? It would have to be very near the first ones written in aramaic. NOT hebrew, not english. In the original language sent to the people of Jesus. I would consider that to be authentic. I spoke to the archologists who discovered the dead sea scrolls. These were almost all burned and ripped. I asked the archeologist, how much can actually be read, and he told me like one sentence..

    MOre on Next page

  157. jj—continued….

    Therefore, it was almost impossible to read. On the question,Where and when did the Bible first become corrupted to a Muslim? To be honest, I believe from the start. When people started translating it I am sure they did not mean any harm to the book. However, people who came later for the sake of money, translated the bible with their interpertaion. For example, If the original bible, stated, Jesus saying “I am your messiah.” (Messiah means prophet, leader, or king.) I think that the person translating the Bible from Aramaic probably put Jesus saying “I am your king.” Well, people started getting greedy, and John DOE wanted some money in our society, and based on what John DOE was taught, he thinks Jesus is the Lord. So, John Doe, wanting some money with publications, gets a “NEW edition” and translates the sentence “I am your king.” HE figures well since jesus is my king, maybee Jesus is saying I am your God, so John DOE rewrites the sentence to say, Jesus saying, “I am your lord.” And this is how I believe the bible has been changed. Personally, if you want to find out more, I believe that the best place to go to is the nearest islamic center and ask to speak to the Imam. I believe that he will be able to help you a lot more. Also, this website is great at getting stuff. I am sure that the Islamicity guys can help you out with any books you need. Just email them or talk with them. They can help you out. Thanks for replying, and I hope you take this to the next step and learn about islam from your heart. Islam is truly the most beautiful religion out there. It has just been hijacked making people get scared of it. I encourage you to look beyond the stereotypes and look into islam. One cannot describe the beauty of islam. I hope I have helped you and as always looking forward for a response.>

  158. Ahmed, cont’d…

    If all the characters of the bible were perfect then there was no need for Jesus to come into the world. Thus the Bible proves that a man in all his righteousness is still imperfect. It shows the world’s desperate need for a Savior. That’s why the prophets foretold the coming of the Messiah. And when the Messiah was come, John the Baptist pointed out “look, the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Jesus was the only one in the Bible who was without sin. And He was the best qualified to take away the sin of the whole world and even your sin. So all in all the Bible is not corrupt as much as your mind is corrupt. As long as you continue to believe the Bible has been changed you will remain in your sin. You won’t ever come to understand the Holy Scriptures with an impure mind. To conclude, you do not need to be a scholar to understand what the Quran plainly and thoroughly states Ahmed: “The Scriptures of the People of the Book are the Word of God.” Thus the Quran affirms the Torah that was available at the time of Muhammad, and the Gospel in usage at that time:

    Proof from the Quran, Sura 7:156-157:

    “And I will write down (my mercy) for those who are righteous and give alms and who believe in our signs; who follow the apostle, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in the Torah and the Gospel THAT IS WITH THEM.” It only takes you to believe it!

  159. Ahmed, cont’d…

    Concerning the account of Jacob’s son Judah, (Gen. 38) he did not sleep with a prostitute. It is known that every custom is unique. So in the Jewish custom as according to Deuteronomy 25:5-6, “If two brothers live on the same property and one of them dies, leaving no son, then his widow is not to be married to someone outside the family; it is the duty of the dead man’s brother to marry her. The first son that they have will be considered the son of the dead man, so that his family line will continue in Israel…” [it was known as the ‘Levirate marriage’] Judah had 3 sons. His eldest son Er was married to Tamar. Er was a wicked man so God cut him off. Then Judah told his second son Onan to marry Tamah in order to fulfill his duty and produce offspring for his dead brother. He took her but he refused to produce offspring for his dead brother. So this displeased the LORD and He put him to death. But Judah told Tamar to go live in her father’s house as a widow until his son Shella, grew up [yet Judah thought he might die too just like his brothers]. So she did. After a long time Judah’s wife died. Tamah learned that Judah would be passing that way so she took off her widow’s clothes, covered herself with a veil and disguised herself as a prostitute coz she saw that though Shella had grown up, she had not been given to him as his wife. So Judah unknowingly slept with her and she became pregnant with twins. After she left she put on her widows clothes again. And later, when Judah discovered what had happened then he said, “She is more righteous than I, since I wouldn’t give her to my son Shella” and he did not sleep with her again. And concerning Jacob sleeping with his own mother, the Bible holds no records unless you show me some supporting references.

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  160. Ahmed, cont’d…

    First of all in its integrity and fairness, the Bible is a witness of events, both good and bad. As in the case of Lot, he was Abraham’s nephew. Abraham gave Lot to choose where he wanted to live. Lot chose Sodom a wicked and sinful city whose people practiced every kind of sin a mind could not imagine. Sin was before Lot’s eyes everyday. God had to destroy Sodom because of its wickedness but He saved Lot because of Abraham. But after God saved Lot he sinned by permitting himself to lie with his daughters thus he committed the sin of incest. So his daughters gave birth. The older named her son Moab and the younger named her son Ben-Ammi. They became fathers of 2 nations (Moabites and Ammonites) that became bitter enemies of Abraham’s descendants. . About Jacob wrestling with God is like when a father trains his son to wrestle. [Gen. 32: 1-30] When Jacob was alone a man came to wrestle with him, not knowing that it was God and that’s where his name was changed to Israel because he struggled with God and the man blessed him. In the case of Noah, yes he was drunk, his younger son saw him lying uncovered and instead of covering his father’s nakedness he told his brothers outside and his 2 brothers went backwards and covered their father’s nakedness. But when Noah awoke he cursed his younger son Ham whose descendants became the Canaanites. He said, “cursed be Canaan!” thus Canaan and his descendants were to be punished because they were going to be even worse than Ham. .

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  161. Dear Ahmed,

    … Is this how you were taught to interpret a book? Take for instance, if you open a story book and read “…and the first little pig ran away to his older brother’s house…” and you shut the book and set it aside. Did you read the whole story? No! Why did the pig run away? You don’t know. Maybe he ran away because he lost his pants. Thus you would tell every Tom, Dick and Harry on the streets “the first little pig ran away to his older brother’s house because he lost his pants.” Every intelligent construer of scripture knows that no passage can be fairly interpreted if it is isolated from its context. Now let me fill you in on your half stories:

    cont’d next post…

  162. Asalm o Aliqum,

    this great but if u don’t mind to put the reference from the Bible and Vetora in those verses where it is mentioned regarding Prophet Muhammed and what is the reality about the Jesus, because my friend who are not muslim they asked from me these things or can you please email me these things if you have. i will be thankful to you.

    Gizak Allah Khar

    Adeel Saeed

  163. Salaam,

    I am a Muslim, and the Qur’an is the first source I refer to regarding religious scripture, and next to it I have the sayings of the prophet. I have chosen to learn the bible, and instead of sitting here and saying the bible is corrupt, without evidence, the way people have done with the Qur’an in their comments to this website, is blatant igrnorance, and assumptions about Islam. That is why I posting from the bible saying it has been corrupted, and also points that contradict the central belief of Christianity itself.

    Regarding the purity of the Qur’an…go to Istanbul and compare any Qur’an in the world with it, for that is 1 of 2 of the oldest existing Qur’an to date…therefore stop guessing if Qur’an is corrupt just b/c you are not Muslim, I know if you check, you’ll find it is exactly the same as any other Qur’an in the World. Those who attack the Qur’an baselessly, let me show you the corruption of the Bible (New Internation Version, NIV):

    Jeremiah 8

    8 ” ‘How can you say, “We are wise,

    for we have the law of the LORD,”

    when actually the lying pen of the scribes

    has handled it falsely?

    Exodus 20

    4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments.

    Leviticus 26

    Reward for Obedience

    1 ” ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the LORD your God.

    Deuteronomy 4

    16 so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman.

    Wa-Salaamu

  164. Sirs regarding your comments about Jesus not dying. If the Koran was written six centuries after the recordings of the apostles how can you disregard their writings as false. Did they not say that false prophets would arise in the last days to change the word of truth? Could it possibly be that Muhammed could be mistaken in his translations. Some of what he says is true concerning Christ but the statement that He did not die by the cross does away with the whole point of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus made many references to the cross in His words to His desciples. According to the old testament teachings there had to be shedding of blood from an unblemished sacrifice for the remission of sins. Had Christ not been perfect He could not die for our sins. You do believe in the old testament I take it? Why was a sacrifice so important then and now Muhammed says it is not necessary and that the crucifixion of Christ was mistaken? If we are in the last days we better be careful that the true word of God is not misconstrued. Either Muhammed made a mistake or someone translating his writings made one. A half lie makes it a whole lie. I’m sorry you have fallen into following a false teaching. But in order to save mankind there had to be a sacrifice of Christ or the entirety of the old testament is a falsehood also. If God doesn’t change then His methods do not change. If you believe the old testament then you have to believe Christ is the only begotten son of God. Muhammed may have been a prophet but not a true son. A lot of His writings were already written years before his birth he only adopted them in his personal quotes. He really had no new news to tell but only changed what had already been written by prophets and the apostles. Many men have misquoted scriptures to enhance their own ambitions. This I see in your quotations. Thank you and may God open your eyes.

  165. [1.] Dear Abdur Razzaq, It’s interesting to discover that the very scriptures you continually accuse of being corrupted, is the very same scriptures that makes you feel it still provides more evidence for the legitimacy of another religion such as Islam. First of all Jesus did not come to establish Islam but He came to establish His church. He said, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”[Matt. 16:18]. Since the time Jesus left, Satan has been attacking the church and the Bible and you are part of the crew but up until this very present day let me remind you, he has not prevailed. The church is growing ever stronger. If the Bible was really changed in the first place then it should be left alone. Because you say it holds no truth. Isn’t this known as downright hypocrisy? Thus it is obvious to the naked eye that you are playing a game of ‘pick and choose.’ Anyone can pick a text from any old book and start preaching a different story altogether without any regard to its original context. Because in doing so you make God a fraud and a liar. Because He has said that heaven and earth will pass away but My words will never pass away. Thus God is able to preserve His holy word without the aid of men.

    To begin, the disciples of Jesus were indeed monotheists as you had presumed earlier. In the Bible, there are a number of occasions where God reveals Himself in the person of the Trinity; at the time of creation [Gen.1: 26] God said “let US make man in our own image…”; [Gen.3: 22] “the man has become like one of US…”; [Gen. 11:7] “come let US go down and confuse their language…”; [Isaiah 6:8] Whom shall I send? And who will go for US? Even during Abraham’s account the LORD appeared to him. Three men came to visit him and he bowed low to the ground and worshipped. [Gen. 18:1,2].

    cont’d next post…

  166. [2]… cont’d abdur razzaq,

    And at the time when Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove and a voice said “this is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” All the members of the Trinity were displayed right there; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. And then Jesus instructed His disciples before He left “all authority in heaven and on earth is given unto me therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you [Matt. 28:18-20]. The scriptures speak of the unity of God. Thus, we are monotheists, and we have a complex view of God’s monotheism. We believe that God is a triune God; the very word tri-une implies unity. Perhaps Muslims find the doctrine hard to understand; so do most Christians. One would not expect God’s essence to be easily explained. But nonetheless it is true, as we see it written all over the pages of scripture.

    cont’d next post…

  167. [3]…cont’d abdur razzaq,

    We need to consider, however, that if Paul was the founder of Christianity, then certainly he should have diverted from this doctrine. Yet, he doesn’t, but continues to say the same thing. “A mediator” he writes in Galatians 3:20 “does not represent just one, but God is one.” We find this also in Romans 3, and every Christian believes it. So this draws us to the next question my friend; was Paul the founder of Christianity? Jesus is the Lord of the Christians, not a Christian himself. He is the Christ, acknowledged in Islam as “al-Massihu Issa” (Christ of the Messiah, Issa). The word Christian was not even around during the time of Jesus. In fact the early Christians didn’t use this term. They called themselves the Followers of the “Way.” It was the followers of Jesus who were called Christians for the first time at Antioch, in Acts. However, Christianity basically has two trends or sources from which it derives:

    the first are the writings of the disciples, and

    the second is Paul’s writings.

    The disciples are independent of Paul’s writings. They use different expressions, yet they all teach the same ideas about Christ. Where, then, did the disciples get their ideas? They couldn’t have borrowed it from Paul, as they preceded him. Obviously it came from Jesus himself. Could, as Muslims claim, Paul have misled all of Jesus’ disciples later on? Could he have taken their writings and changed them, so that they coincided with his own?

    cont’d next post…

  168. [4]…cont’d abdur razzaq,

    Outside the fact that we have no evidence for earlier writings which may have differed from what is in our possession today, it is incredulous to believe that Paul would want or even dare to conspire against all the other disciples, and change that which they had given their lives to uphold. Furthermore, John outlived Paul, and Peter lived another 30 years after Jesus. They were there during all of Paul’s teaching. If Paul were the founder of Christianity, how did he influence all of Jesus’s disciples, without either Peter or John or the other disciples who had been with Jesus knowing about it, or objecting to it?

    In Galatians 2, we read that the disciples were suspicious of Paul because he had persecuted them. But when they heard his gospel, they told him to go and preach the ‘same’ gospel to the gentiles. Why would they welcome him as one of them if he were preaching something contrary to what they were preaching? Did Paul begin Christianity in a void? If so, his beliefs couldn’t have been there beforehand. Yet, in the book of Acts, Peter, one of Jesus’ closest disciples for three years, addresses the gospel, speaking and witnessing the fact of Jesus, his death and resurrection in Acts 2. He continues this witness in Acts 3 and 4, long before Paul even comes onto the scene. In fact, Paul doesn’t enter into the picture until Acts 7, where he witnesses the stoning of Stephen, and then becomes the persecutor of those who were establishing the church. He admits to putting many saints in prison, and casting the vote for their death (Acts 26:9-11); and even tried to destroy the church (Galatians 1). How can someone become the persecutor of a religion that he is the founder of? Its ridiculous! If he founded a religion, it couldn’t have been there beforehand.

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  169. [5]…abdur razzaq,

    One can always ask, “Who founded Christianity, Jesus or Paul”, or who founded Islam, “Muhammad or Umar”, or who founded Judaism, “Moses or Joshua”, or who founded Buddhism, “Buddha or Siddharta?” Yet, why is it always Christianity which is labeled with this question? It seems so grossly unlikely that a religion, which is focused so uniquely on Jesus, could or should be founded by someone else. All adherents would contend that God founded their religion. Perhaps it would be more correct to assert that it was Moses who introduced Judaism, and Muhammad who introduced Islam, Confucius who introduced Confucianism, and Jesus who introduced Christianity. . All that Jesus founded, Paul and Peter and the others merely expounded. Jesus and Paul both taught about: the atonement, the trinity, the church, salvation by faith, the forgiveness of sins through the shedding of his blood, that Jesus was the bread of life which we had to depend on for salvation, and that Jesus was the good shepherd who laid down his life for us. Jesus, the founder, laid down his life that you might live. Paul, the expounder, laid down his life that you might hear. Paul neither was a false prophet as according to the Muslim belief but he was ordained by God [Acts 9:15; 1 Cor.9: 1,2] and God confirmed every word he spoke with miraculous signs and wonders [Acts14: 3; 28:8; 28:5]. If you don’t believe this then you are directly questioning God’s divine authority. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. [2 Cor.4:5] But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men [1 Cor. 1:24,25].

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  170. [6]…abdur razzaq,

    This, however, is an argument for Jews to contend with, and not Muslims. They would do better to compare the material found in the Gospels with the writings of Paul, rather than race around trying to borrow polemical data from an arena which has little to concern them, and which they really don’t understand. “The Muslims of those early days were only following the Qur’an which testifies to the authenticity of the Bible. It only accuses the Jews on a few occasions of distorting the meaning of words and of concealing truths contained in their Scripture. It was much later that Muslim writers claimed that the Qur’an teaches that the Bible itself has been corrupted. As Muslims learned more about the true teachings of the Bible, they realized that both the Qur’an and the New Testament couldn’t be true. One had to be wrong. The differences were concrete they couldn’t be passed off as mere “misunderstanding” or “misinterpreting”. They also believed that Jesus spoke the Gospel. Their dilemma was how could both be true — indeed both be the Word of God — if they completely contradict each other on many fundamental doctrines. They were in a dilemma. Consequently, they chose to attack the integrity of today’s Bible. It was easy for these so-called Muslim “scholars” to fool their fellow Muslims. Most Muslims are ignorant of the Bible, and they don’t bother to analyze exactly what their Qur’an teaches. Instead of addressing exactly what the Qur’an teaches, they borrow from the work of others who have attacked the Bible’s credibility and focus on bible criticisms.

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  171. [7]…abdur razzaq,

    Was Jesus just an ordinary human being or was He truly the Son of God? The early Church clearly believed that the person of the Lord Jesus was eternal, unlike creation that was made from nothing. What they meant by the term “begotten” was that Christ was inseparable from the being of God and derived his Deity and existence from the Father. The Father was the source of the Son’s Divine existence, as well as the Holy Spirit’s, but without this implying that the Son was created. One of the analogies the early Church used to help explain the Father’s begetting of the Son was the relationship between the sun and its rays. Just as the sun is the source from which the rays flow, so is the Father the source of the Son’s divine life. Yet, much like the sun has always existed with its rays, since there was never a time when the sun existed without any of its rays, the Father also eternally existed with his Son. There was never a time when the Son did not exist. This analogy helped safeguard the essential unity of God’s Being and the plurality of divine Persons. The early Church’s terminology highlighted the fact that although the Father generated the Son, much like the sun generates sunlight and sunrays; he nonetheless existed within the very Being of God as the eternal Word/Wisdom of the Father. Furthermore, to understand the Biblical meaning of Jesus as “the Son of God”, first we must examine the Biblical use of the word “son”. In the Bible, “son” is a term expressing an intimate relationship with someone or something; basically, it indicates origin, but it is also used to express close association or identification with persons or things. Even when indicating origin, this term does not limit oneself to one’s father and mother.

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  172. [8]…abdul razzaq,

    One may be called the “son” of the following: his father and mother, his family, his tribe, his people, his place of birth (city or country), and the time or circumstance of his birth. The “father-son” terminology is also used in connection with kings and their vassals or subjects, masters and servants, teachers and disciples, and almost any situation in which someone is subordinate to or dependent on someone else. The basic requirement of the “son” is to honor and obey his “father”, but he should also love him and emulate him. The Arabic language of the Qur’an “son” need not mean only a direct male issue or descendant. A familiar example is ibnu’s sabil (“son of the road”), which means “a traveler”. Another example with which many are familiar is “the son of Satan” a vivid descriptive for any mischief-maker (cf. also Acts 13:10). Obviously Satan does not have a wife in order to have a son! The name implies that the mischief-maker is like Satan, an embodiment of Satan, a “Satan with us”. Worthy of remembrance is also the Arabic term ummu’l kitab (literally “the mother of the book”) the heavenly Scripture from which all Scripture with us on earth is derived, as if each Scripture were her child. In the light of the above, let us turn to well-known verses of the Qur’an: “He is Allah, the One…. He begetteth not nor was begotten….” (Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Koran, surah 112:1-4). This surah clearly states that God has no son and that no son can be God. Why? “How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort?” (surah 6:102). As these and other verses suggest, even to imagine that God would have a wife and sexual intercourse with her would be absolute folly. But do these Quranic verses actually address the Biblical meaning of Jesus’ Son ship? Does the Bible affirm that God has a wife and through procreation a son, whose name is Jesus?

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  173. [9]…abdur razzaq,

    Our response to these questions will become more intelligible after we consider the Biblical meaning of “son of God”. The term “son of God” too is used in a variety of ways in the Holy Bible. As creator, God is the “Father” of Adam and of all mankind (Luke 3:38; Isaiah 64:8; Malachi 2:10; etc.). However, a more specific “Father-son” relationship is achieved by the gracious choice of the Father and the faithful obedience and service of the son, not by creation and certainly not by procreation. In this sense, the following are some of those referred to as “son(s) of God” in the Bible: 1. The people chosen by God (Exodus 4:22f.; Jeremiah 31:9,20; Hosea 11:1; Romans 8:14; II Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 3:26; Hebrews 2:10; Revelation 21:7) 2. Heavenly beings (Job 1:6) 3. Kings and rulers (II Samuel 7:14; Psalm 2:7; 82:6; 89:26f.) 4. Pious, godly individuals (Matthew 5:9; Luke 6: 35) Still, the fact remains that God being Father and humanity being His children, apart from any sexual connotation, is an idea compatible with the thinking of some Muslims.

    To equate the Son ship of Jesus with the son ship of the above-mentioned beings, however, would be denying the plain truth of the Holy Bible and the very essence of the Christian faith. Jesus is more than one of God’s chosen people, more than one of His heavenly messengers, more than one who rules on God’s behalf on earth, more than one who pleases God, although He is all of those also. Jesus’ Son ship does not rest upon His being born of the virgin Mary. On the contrary, His virgin birth rests upon His Son ship. Before Mary ever was, the Son of God is. Jesus does not become the Son of God, but the Son of God becomes Jesus. Thus Jesus, as the Son, speaks to the Father about “the glory I had with You before the world began” (John 17:5; cf. Colossians 1:13-20), long before Mary ever was.

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  174. [10]…abdur razzaq,

    This eternal Son of God entered into the limitations of time and space by the power of God working through the virgin Mary and was born as a man, called Jesus, in Bethlehem some nineteen centuries ago. Similarly, Jesus is not the Son of God because of His mighty works and wonderful words. On the contrary, He does His mighty works and speaks His wonderful words because He is the Son of God. True, both the manner of Jesus’ birth and the nature of His works lend evidence for His Son ship. But neither, alone or together, provides the origin or basis for His Son ship. The distinction is important. Indeed, His works witness to His Son ship. A “son” must be obedient to his “father”, doing his will and works, being like him (cf. John 8:37-47). Jesus Himself pointed to His works as evidence of the fact that He is the Son of God: “If I am not acting as my Father would, do not believe me. But if I am, accept the evidence of my deeds, even if you do not believe me, so that you may recognize and know that the Father is in me, and I in the Father” (John 10:37f.). Jesus did the works of God, His Father, acting as God would. In addition to the evidence of His works, Jesus had other proof that He is ‘the’ Son of God. At important times in His life, He was called the Son of God by the Father Himself and by others: 1. The Annunciation: The angel Gabriel told the virgin Mary that her son would be called “the Son of God”. (Luke 1:32,35) 2. The Baptism: God’s voice from heaven proclaimed: This is my Son, whom I love.” (Matthew 3:17, etc.) 3. The Transfiguration: God’s voice once again proclaimed: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to Him.” (Mark 9:7, etc.) 4. The Crucifixion: The Roman centurion and his men confessed at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion: “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)

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  175. [11]…abdur razzaq,

    5. The Resurrection: St. Paul writes that Jesus’ resurrection from the dead declared Him to be “the Son of God”. (Romans 1: 4) Others in addition to God Himself, His angel, and the Roman soldier proclaimed that Jesus is the Son of God. Madmen and even unclean spirits confessed to Jesus: “You are the Son of God.” (Mark 3:11; cf. 5:7; Matthew 8:29; Luke 4:41; 8:28). Jesus’ disciples also confessed that He is “the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16; cf. 14:33). Jesus, as a true Son, preferred to give glory to His Father, but He too would not deny His Son ship (Matthew 26:63f.; Mark 14:62; John 10:36). Of interest in the first two of these passages (and others) is the close association between the terms “Messiah” and “Son of God”. It is also interesting to note how closely Jesus’ Son ship is associated with His suffering (Romans 5:10; 8:32; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 5:8; 6:6) . When Jesus was famished after a long fast, the tempter said to Him: “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread” (Matthew 4:3, etc.). When Jesus was in agony on the cross, the passersby mocked Him and said: “Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:40). These speakers forgot that Jesus is the Son of God. God, who seeks and serves and even suffers to save those whom He loves, the people of the world. He is not the son of some earthly king, who must show his might and save his pride by appearing to be victorious in the eyes of the world, according to the world’s standards. It was just because He is the Son of the God of love that He would not use His power for selfish purposes but perfectly fulfilled the will of His Father, who chose to reveal Himself and His love to all men through His suffering Servant/Son.

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  176. [12]…abdur razzaq,

    Even a casual reading of the verses cited above would show that the use of the term “Son of God” with reference to Jesus is different in both quality and extent from the other uses mentioned previously. Others were graciously chosen by God as His adopted sons; the Son is in the Father eternally. Others obeyed the Father, though imperfectly; Jesus the Son obeyed Him perfectly, without sin (Hebrews 4:15). Sons should be like their father, but only Jesus was perfect like Him in His goodness, giving Himself completely for Him and His people. The Father has entrusted all judgment to the Son alone, “that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father” (John 5:22,23). Only the Son gives life as the Father gives life (John 5:21). For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself” (John 5:26). The Son is obedient to the Father, with the will of the Father becoming concretized in the way of the Son; but the Father also listens and gives heed to the Son (John 11:41-44). Thus there is a sharing of power, authority, knowledge, glory, and kingship that indicates a relationship of equality and mutuality between the Two who are One. About what people, what angel, what king, what pious man could it be said: “In these last days God has spoken to us by the Son whom He has appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word”? (Hebrews 1:2f.) Many of the uses of the term “son” in the Holy Bible and in various languages can give clues to the significance of the term “Son of God” with reference to Jesus, but in the end its use, directly applied to Jesus, remains as unique as the relationship it expresses is unique. Jesus said: “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30)

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  177. [13]…abdur razzaq,

    The Jews, in fact, were familiar with the title “Son of God”, as they were familiar with the title “Messiah”. They did, however, object when Jesus called Himself “the Messiah” and “the Son of God”, considering His confession of Himself to be blasphemy and worthy of crucifixion (John 5:18; cf. 10:33). It, therefore, is hardly surprising that Jesus Himself used this term discreetly. It should be made clear that Jesus was a man, a servant and a prophet, just as Muslims have always insisted and just as the Holy Injil claims the Son of God to have become. When the disciples of Jesus first met Jesus, they understood Him to be a man. How could they have understood otherwise? They had heard how Satan tempted Him. They saw Him hungry and weary. They knew Him in need of companionship and prayer. They saw Him weep. They heard Him in prayer and saw Him in action surrendering His will to the Father’s will, claiming the Father’s will to be His bread. His words: “The Father is greater than I” were intelligible to them. How else should they have understood? Or we, had we been with Him on earth? In fact, the Holy Injil clearly and consistently indicates that Jesus’ disciples did not fathom the deeper significance of His Son ship or His ministry until He had risen from the dead! It is often necessary to explain what the term “Son of God” in reference to Jesus does ‘not’ mean. As already noted above, nowhere does the Holy Injil suggest that God takes Mary as a wife, that He procreates, and that Jesus therefore is the Son of God by virtue of His birth to Mary.

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  178. [14]…abdur razzaq,

    God is no male deity! The Injil, like the Qur’an, speaks of Jesus as the son of the virgin Mary. In Arabic Jesus is called ibnu’llah not waladu’llah. Nor does the Injil sacrifice the fundamental Biblical affirmation that God is one. Nor does it suggest that somehow for Christians Jesus, as the Son of God, is another god associated with God, or that somehow Jesus, as the Son of God, is the second or third of three gods, or that somehow Jesus is elevated from His original position of man and servant to the status of the Son of God and then made to supplant the true God. In no way does the Holy Injil’s affirmation of Jesus’ Son ship transform Biblical monotheism into a subtle form of polytheism. God is one! And Jesus, the Son of God, confirms that God is one! Christian belief in Jesus as the Son of God simply echoes the constant, insistent and consistent affirmation throughout the Injil that He is the Son of God. Contrary to what some Muslims suggest, normally with no evidence, Christians, including St. Saul, did not invent this title. For Christians to deny the Son ship of Jesus would mean that they should expunge all references in the Holy Injil to this title. If Christians were to do this, then they would be truly guilty of corrupting their Scriptures, just as many Muslims (but ‘not’ the Qur’an) have felt Christians to have done. The Qur’an tells Christians that they are to judge according to the Injil (surah 5:46,47). It contains no reference to a corrupted or abrogated Injil.

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  179. The Roman Catholic church in Singapore has suspended confessions due to the SARS spread. The city-state has the world’s fourth highest number of confirmed cases (118) and nine deaths. The military is now being used to help fight the spread of the disease while Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said SARS would hit economic growth by up to one percent. (Military call-up)

  180. sanjeev: For all your verbose and elaborate speech you still fail to disprove my argument-that history shows the text you live by and quote from extensively (you are very knowledgable also), has a weak foundation. For instance in the Dead Sea Scrolls they clearly show the Jews were awaiting TWO Messiahs, one worldly and the other spiritual. Furthermore, the word Messiah cannot be accurately translated or elaborated to mean Son of God. It does not hold with the teachings of the Jews as son of God was used many times over. According to the Bible Ephraim was God’s firstborn (Jeremiah 31:9), Solomon was God’s son (Chronicles 22:10) and David was also God’s BEGOTTEN Son (Psalms 2:7). Your statement thar it literally ONLY belongs to Jesus needs more proof, and there is none.

    The Apostles did not believe in a Trinity and all of Jesus’ followers considered him a prophet, the Messiah or Savior, for the religion of Judaism. Paul introduced the divinity of Jesus and 300 years of heresy and doctrinal development produced the concept of Trinity as it exist today. Also Bibles from these periods reflect the changes made by the Church to spread the new doctrines as they evolved. Therefore you quoting verses marked by Trinitarian influence AND explanation, does nothing for me. These are concept not spoken by Jesus or his apostles. It your logic holds true then according to John 17:21-22 the Apostles are one with God and Jesus and must also be God part of God. This twisted logic sounds absurd, but so the concept of the All-Powerful God getting kicked, spit upon, and humiliated, and dying for our sins, when this could be done by a simple command.

  181. It is not surprised that the west no not understand the real cause of all the problems we have today specially in the Islamic world.

    All this problem started with the illegal birth of the CANCER State Israel in the heart of muslim middle East. There are over 1 billion muslims & total jews population only 7 million in Israel and 8 million rest of the world including 3 million in the USA. Only 15 million people is causing so much problem to the world not only today from very beginin back to thousands of years. Read their own holy book the old testament or the Torah. This people has been problem with the God by dis-obeying command by his prophets, killing them, denying Jesus and rulers in every country they lived. They broke convent with God so many times that God punished them repeateadly.

    They are minority in the history but always used the majority for their ill purpose of selfish greed. Today they are using the Americans to do whatever they want and get away with it. I know Americans well they are not bad people but the problem comes their government has been hijacked by the Jews lobby look at the law makers being one parcent of the population almost 60% of the law makers, in the both houses are jews, most high officials are Jews, state political leaders are jews, business leaders are Jews, look who is talking about war they all are Jews people. US President has no choice but to be their puppet or they would destroy you like others. They control over 70% of the world’s money. What can you do, be their slave and be quiet. Americans never know the truth because the newspaper all own by the Jews, tv media like CNN, Cnbc, Abc, fox etc… Many reporters are Jews so they justify all the killings as long as they are muslim blood – pretty cheap anyway, a billion un-united terrorist. They say anti semitic to get away, but you know that fact is a fact. You can hide the truth some time but not all time. read http://www.davidduke.

    Posted By:Mineral Hou Yan 3/13/2003, ref:116

  182. In the Name Of Allah, The Equitable and Lover of Truth ,Please comment on the latest state of affairs in the present day. It was narrated By The Holy Prophet, SAW, the Euphrates river will reveal its contents and the beleivers will lose in the fight to acquire the wealth, That Anti Christ 12th temple will be in Iran, Iran itself will become a jewish State which will anticipate the comint of the anti Christ. That the palace of Antichrist is situated on the top of the mountain left to UHUD in Medina. That no believers will exist B4 the last day, as a wind from Syria will penetrate and reach every beleiver in Allah and they will die And Jesus Christ will kill Anti Christ in Makkah. Jesus Christ Grave is already prepared in Medina next to the Holy Prophet Grave.

    and Day of Judgement will be done in Arafat plains where Adam AS met with Eve AS on the monut of Mercy. Please educate me on this in the context of what we are seeing today. Is it all Allah’s Plan.

  183. Abdur razzaq,

    Even if I were to give you the whole proof about each of those points, which you’d earlier laid on the table about Christ’s Son ship, the Bible, Paul, Christianity, and so forth, it would still seem too verbose to you. That in itself holds sufficient proof to get the message across, if you didn’t get it, then too bad my friend and I can’t repeat myself. Even a child would have got it. You missed the mark! Because that your mind has been perverted to believe otherwise. Even if you were given the actual Bible, which you say was the original, I bet you still would remain unchanged like a water repellant fabric because you’d say how could the Bible and the Qur’an both be the word of God. Nowhere does the Qur’an accuse Christians of changing the written words of the Holy Books of the Jews and the Christians. It only accuses the People of the Book of “taharif” — changing the meaning with their tongue, and keeping hidden other portions of scripture. There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: Surat-u Ali-Imran (3):78 Even if Allah came down and told you that the Bible we hold in our hands today is still consistent [while it is mentioned in the Qur’an that it is so] you wouldn’t believe Him either because you can’t take him at His word and He seems impotent, when He said the Word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and in justice. None can change His Words. Surat-ul An’am (6):15 No change can there be in the Words of God. Surat-u Yunus (10):64

    If Muslims claim from these verses that God has been able to protect the Qur’an from any corruption, then it should be possible for them to believe that God is powerful enough to preserve all the previous Holy Books as well! Putting God to the test will lead you to demolition!

  184. Hey sanjeev. So from hinduism you turned to christianity without seeing that todays christian ways are that of hinduism teachings? I guess that is the reason that you become christain. :) Christains ring the bill, so do the hindus, they both burn their deads, they both hold their hands in the same style when praying, they Both believe a woman must consider her husband her God(no respect what so ever for poor women, Esphesians 5:22-24. imagine how many walking talking godes there are according to christian and hindu faith. yet they have the nerves to talk about others and their faith when they have no respect for women and tells her, she must obey her huband the same as god.That he is her Master! Oh and what an insult to God to be compared to sinful men.)They both put holy water and stuff which are the same on kids when naming them. What is interesting is that Jesus’s birth and myth is the exact same as hindu god Krishna. Both hindus and Christians buy grooms for their daughters and give too much goods for the guy to marry their girl. What they forget is that a girl is no less than a guy. she has brain, she is intelligent, she is capable of earning her own living, she is the one that runs the home and the family and yet works outside too. She is a lot more productive than the guy. Yet they still thing she is not good enough, and thus beg for a guy to consider her good enough for marriage by bribing him. A girl should be respected, and a guy should find himself lucky if a girl would marry him. Not the other way around. So the list goes on of both faiths similarities

  185. PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH DETAILS GIVEN THE QURAN AND SUNNAH AND CONFIRMING THE that JESUS will come back to earth again.

    BEST REGARDS

  186. The conditions of the challenge are simple and reasonable. In each of the four Gospels, begin at Easter morning and read to the end of the book: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20-21. Also read Acts 1:3-12 and Paul’s tiny version of the story in I Corinthians 15:3-8. These 165 verses can be read in a few moments. Then, without omitting a single detail from these separate accounts, write a simple, chronological narrative of the events between the resurrection and the ascension: what happened first, second, and so on; who said what, when; and where these things happened. Since the gospels do not always give precise times of day, it is permissible to make educated guesses. The narrative does not have to pretend to present a perfect picture–it only needs to give at least one plausible account of all of the facts. Additional explanation of the narrative may be set apart in parentheses. The important condition to the challenge, however, is that not one single biblical detail be omitted. Fair enough?But first things first: Christians, either tell me exactly what happened on Easter Sunday, or let’s leave the Jesus myth buried next to Eastre (Ishtar, Astarte), the pagan Goddess of Spring after whom your holiday was named.

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    Here are some of the discrepancies among the resurrection accounts:

    What time did the women visit the tomb?

    Matthew: “as it began to dawn” (28:1)

    Mark: “very early in the morning . . . at the rising of the sun” (16:2, KJV); “when the sun had risen” (NRSV); “just after sunrise” (NIV)

    Luke: “very early in the morning” (24:1, KJV) “at early dawn” (NRSV)

    John: “when it was yet dark” (20:1)

    Who were the women?,Matthew: Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (28:1),Mark: Mary Magdalene, the mother of James, and Salome (16:1),Luke: Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and other women (24:10),John: Mary Magdalene (20:1)…..

  187. 5. …2. STONING OF ADULTERERS TO DEATH. Umar ibn al-Khattab, one of the very closest companions of Muhammad and his second successor, taught plainly from the pulpit in Medina while he was Caliph that whereas Surah 24.2 teaches that adulterers should be lashed with a hundred stripes, a verse in the Qur’an originally stipulated that married men and women who commit adultery were to be stoned to death: “See that you do not forget the verse about stoning and say: We do not find it in the Book of Allah; the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) had ordered stoning and we too have done so, after him. By the Lord Who holds possession of my life, if people should not accuse me of adding to the Book of Allah, I would have had this transcribed therein: “The adult men and women who commit adultery, stone them”. We have read this verse.” (Muwatta Imam Malik, p. 352) Various other sources confirm that this verse was originally part of the Qur’an but is now missing from it. One quotes Umar as saying that part of the scripture revealed to Muhammad was the ayatur-rajam (the Stoning Verse) and that they memorized understood and recited it. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, p. 539). 3. MARRIAGE BETWEEN PEOPLE FED BY THE SAME MOTHER. Yet another tradition reported from Ayishah, one of Muhammad’s wives, states that there was once a passage in the Qur’an, which taught that, if two people had been fed at the breast of the same mother at least ten times, they could not marry. Later, she said, it was reduced to five: A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that it had been revealed in the Holy Qur’an that ten clear sucklings made the marriage unlawful, then it was abrogated by five sucklings and Allah’s Apostle (saw) died and it was before that time in the Holy Qur’an. (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, p. 740)

    These are only a selection of evidences that the Qur’an is an incomplete book- let alone contradictions and translations. That’s another reality!

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  188. 6. …Henceforth, As you might be well familiar with the fact that during Muhammad’s lifetime the Qur’an was never fully printed or collected into a single text. In one of the most reliable records of Muhammad’s life and teachings it is stated that the Qur’an came down to him most abundantly just before his death and that this period was the time of the greatest part of its revelation (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, p. 474). Thus there was no reason to attempt to collect it into one book, especially as more portions could be expected as long as Muhammad remained alive.

    It was only after Muhammad’s death that the first attempts were made to compile written manuscripts of the whole Qur’an text. The same source states that Abu Bakr, Muhammad’s immediate successor, encouraged a well-known reciter of the Qur’an, Zaid ibn-Thabit, to collect it. This young man recorded that he had to acquire it from various sources, namely palm-leaf stalks, thin white stones and other materials upon which parts of it had been recorded as well as from the memories from those who learnt it by heart. At least one verse was found with only one person, Abi Khuzaima al-Ansari (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, p. 478). Taken together, these were hardly the perfect source for a faultless, inerrant compilation. Furthermore, during the reign of Uthman, the third successor (caliph) to Muhammad, word came to him that the Muslims in the various provinces were differing considerably in their reading of the Qur’an. Uthman decided to unite the people on a mushaf wahid (single text) and, after calling for Zaid’s codex which was conveniently in Medina in Hafsah’s possession where the caliph had his seat of government, he ordered Zaid with three others to transcribe his manuscript into seven exact replica copies and to send one copy to each province with the order that all the other manuscripts of the Qur’an in existence be burnt (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 6, p. 479).

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  189. 7. …The codices of Abdullah ibn Mas’ud and Ubayy ibn Ka’b were specially singled out and both were destroyed.

    Abdullah ibn Mas’ud at first strongly resisted the order. Zaid’s copy had never been standardized as an official text and it was used purely as a matter of convenience, being close at hand in Medina and not identified with any particular group of Muslims. Abdullah complained that he had directly obtained seventy surahs from Muhammad while Zaid was still a young child – why should he now forsake what he had acquired? (Ibn Abi Dawud, Kitab al-Masahif, p. 15). He also plainly stated that he preferred the Qur’anic recitation of Muhammad himself to that of Zaid, implying that he did not regard Zaid’s codex as completely authentic and adding that “the people have been guilty of deceit in the reading of the Qur’an” (Ibn Sa’d, Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, Vol. 2, p. 444).

    Although there is abundant evidence that Zaid’s codex was only one of a number of early manuscripts and had no grounds for being regarded as the best available, least of all a totally authentic copy, it became standardized by Uthman as the official text of the Qur’an and remains so to this day. At this point, you need only consider the action of Uthman in consigning to the flames a number of handwritten manuscripts of the Qur’an compiled by some of the closest companions of Muhammad including two of the four he named as those who knew the Qur’an best and from whom it should be learned [Abdullah was one of them]. Whereas, the Bible has only been burnt by its enemies. Uthman burnt every other manuscript of the Qur’an other than the one he conveniently had at hand, which was and is hopelessly unreliable.

    The variant readings in the Bible are so easily accounted for and of such little importance that they in no way affect the integrity of the book as a whole.

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  190. last…The scriptures, in their entirety, have been preserved for us virtually unaltered, unlike the Qur’an where every manuscript transcribed by Muhammad’s own companions except one was cast into the flames to be destroyed.

    This is how you detect Truth from error, Fact from fiction and Cheese from chalk … “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye? And pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Matt. 7:3). – “Sometimes Truth is a pain to recognize”. You must first test the water from your own well before testing your neighbor’s. Because Jesus said whosoever will taste of the water that I will give him will never thirst again. (John 4:14)

    And as the saying goes, ‘people in glass houses should not throw stones.’

    THE END.

  191. To the nameless faceless STRANGER,

    some people really enjoy digging their own grave! Just the letters of my name makes you jump off your seat to conclude that I was a Hindu at some point and then I converted to Christianity or may be it was a revelation given to you from above as how Muhammad drew up his conclusion that he had seen a vision from Allah. Who knows, I could be your relative. It seems that this is how you interpret the Bible, Christianity, [without surely knowing the person actually tied to the truth] Trinity, Son of God, Easter, and so forth…? Your linking Christianity with Hinduism is just like one would link Islam to Buddhism. You sound like a child not knowing what he’s crying for… Do not compare paper with Gold!

    About David and Solomon’s account as being figurative was because all these were just part of the many prophesies in the old testament pointing to Jesus as the coming promised Messiah and when He came, The Father confirmed it by saying “this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”. Concerning Easter and the time Jesus arose, it is so clear that it was morning and not afternoon and the women and disciples did come to visit the tomb as witnesses and there were more thereafter. But the heart of the matter is that Jesus came, He died, was buried and the 3rd day rose again from the dead according to the scriptures, – its no myth! This is the central message of the Gospel and this is the chronological order that God wants you to believe in – unlike the Qur’an itself as a whole, which is without chronological order. If you and your Qur’an don’t believe in the main message of Easter and the purpose of Jesus coming into the world, and Him dying on a cross for our sins, being buried, and then rising from the dead, then for me or for any other Christian to go into minute details explaining about the events would be of no value. Because as the Bible says, the swine does not know the value of pearls – but WE do!

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  192. Dear Muslim friends,

    Please do not forget to visit these three sites for Spiritual guidance and remember to search the scriptures if you are in doubt :

    http://www.christian-thinktank.com/ordorise.html

    http://www.aaronc.com

    http://www.macindy.com/ms/Peace_with_God.htm

    For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

    Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

    And ye shall seek me, and find [me], when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

    And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations…[Jeremiah 29:11-14]

  193. 2 …For we know whom we have believed…

    Even the attitudes of some of the great Muslim scholars of the earlier centuries of Islam believed the authenticity of the Taurat and the Injil in the hands of Jews and Christians present at their times. Among those were the likes of Ali Tabari [a prominent physician at the court of the Abbasid Caliph Mutawakkil, lived about 250 years after Muhammad’s death], Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali [who was one of the most original thinkers the Muslim world has ever known and is generally regarded as the greatest theologian and lived some 5 centuries after Muhammad], and Fakhruddin Razi [a famous theologian, he lived 100 years after al-Ghazzali and died in 1209 AD].

    Why would the Jews and the Christians over so many centuries forge a book of such holy teachings in defiance of the very books of God if they had them in their hands? You believe that the Qur’an is a perfect book in its purity, that not a dot or letter has been altered or omitted, and that this miraculous state of preservation of the book proves it is the Word of God. Yet on the other hand, we do not believe a book has to be perfectly intact to be the genuine Word of God but rather that, if it has been protected and handed down in its original form with only a few copyist errors, minor variant readings and one or two uncertain passages, its overall integrity cannot be challenged. The Qur’an in any event has not been perfectly transcribed and in fact suffers from far more variant readings, lost passages and the like than the Bible itself. Once your former ancestors discovered, in the early centuries of Islam, that the Bible forcefully taught fundamental Christian doctrines such as the deity and redeeming work of Jesus Christ they could no longer approach it without prejudice. Ever since they have sought to prove what is nothing more than a presumption. That the Bible must have been altered!

  194. It saddens me to see my God, Jesus portrayed in the way that your Quran portrays him. The truth is that he has come, and he did die for your sins and mine just as the Bible says he did. Have any of you accually read the bible? You can look through the old testiment and see the prophecies regarding him. In Genesis 3:14,15 you see the 1st promiss from God of his redemptive plan for all men. Psalms 22 was writen by King David 750 some odd years prier to Jesus’s birth and yet you see it is an exact desciption of the suffering that he went through. It even goes so far as to describe the hanging on the cross and in verse 18 it tells how the Romans throw lots for his garments. Those are just some of the profecies regarding the truth about him and his redemptive power in our lives. I say all this out of love, not to demean the Quran or your faith. I would challenge all of you to take the time and read the bible, God may just open your eyes to it. The truth will set you free.

  195. 3 …The main reason why Muslims don’t believe in its integrity is that you have no choice, but to do so, if you are to sustain your confidence in the Qur’an.

    You also believe that your Qur’an is a complete book, just as it was originally revealed to your holy Prophet. That nothing has ever been added nor is anything missing from it. So this proves that it is the infallible Word of Allah. Thus contrary to popular Muslim belief there are numerous evidences to prove that the Qur’an is incomplete as it stands today. Abdullah ibn Umar had this to say in the very early days of Islam: Let none of you say, “I have acquired the whole of the Qur’an”. How does he know what all of it is when much of the Qur’an has disappeared? Rather let him say, “I have acquired what has survived.” (As-Suyuti, Al Itqan fii ‘Ulum al-Qur’an, p. 524). There are many records of verses, passages and even whole sections that are said to have originally been part of the Qur’an, which are no longer there. Here are a few examples if you don’t mind: All these talks about the bible being altered and the Qur’an being as pure as the crescent moon makes me wanna sweep some dirt from under the carpet. Let alone the Bible for the moment. As according to John Gilchrist; WHOLE SURAS have been MISSING FROM THE QURAN and Abu Musa al-Ashari, a close companion of Muhammad and one of the earliest authorities of the Qur’an, is recorded as teaching the Qur’an-reciters (qurra) in Basra: – We used to recite a surah which resembled ‘in length’ and severity to (Surah) Bara’at. I have, however, ‘forgotten it’ with the exception of this which I remember out of it: “If there were two valleys full of riches, for the son of Adam, he would long for a third valley, and nothing would fill the stomach of the son of Adam but dust”. (Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, p. 501). For your information, the tradition is preserved in one of the two most recognised collections of the sayings of Muhammad.

  196. salam alaykum to all, i want to say that Quraan purified Jesus alayhi salam from all the blasphemy that was attached to him making him a partner into our Creature Allah forgive us. with all due respect to our brothers and sisters in Christianity.

  197. salam there was a question why would Jesus return not Muhammad peace be upon them, and was not Muhammad bpuh more superior, NO. no prophet is superious to others there is clear ayat(verse) in Quran that says, in the name of Allah Most Gracious most Merciful, WE make not distinctions between prophets. all are equal. Jesus pbuh will return because Allah SWT decided that. and to Him go all the decisions.

  198. My comment is more of a question. Considering that Prophet Isa (pbuh) was born to Maryam without a father and that he did not die but was raised to haven, will his second coming be as a youth of same age at which he departed, i.e. will he born again or will arrive on earth in flesh & blood as an adult individual direct from the sky?

  199. Woe to you, at the end of time their will be a lot of crying, when the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords will return in His full glory. The unfaithfull, those who did not accept Jesus as their Lord and Savoir and did not acknowledge that He was crucified and died on the cross for their sins will be thrown into dim. Jesus is the only way to salvation and there is no other like him that has ever live on earth.

  200. I find it intertesting to see Christians posting messages regarding this article on the bona fide story of the Prophet Jesus.

    He was not a GOD, but a man, a prophet with a message of spirtuality; and to suggest otherwise would mean spitting on his image and mocking God!

    And I want to go further: Christianity is not nearly as monotheistic as is suggested, but is rather much like Hinduism. The Trinity? Golden images of the “Lord Jesus” fixed to a cross? A tangible symbol of a God? Come on, think about it.

    Then I hear a great deal about the Quar’an being unwholesome and incomplete, and of Islam being untrue. This are moot arguments I hear from worried Christians fearing the expansion of Islam to all lands and people. Inshallah, Islam will reach everyone’s heart in the near future.

    Very soon.

    Some food for thought for your deniers out there. Islam is a way of life and will continue to work its way through our world.

  201. To the previous comment. How come you don’t give respect to Jesus and say may peace and blessings be upon him. How come you just believe in him and not those whom he believed in. Even in your book of deuteronomy it refers to the prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him as the one who will come and uphold the law of Allah s.w.t., the law that prophets Abraham, Moses and Jesus upheld and proclaimed. Can you say that you believe in one and not the others, and not God almighty and his righteous law and still go to heaven. Be ware and don’t deprive your own soul. God doen’t need anyone. We need God and His help. That is all the help we can get. So fear God and Love and Respect all of His creation. Muslims fear and yet love God, the creator of the universe. As did Jesus and the christians of his day. As did Moses and the jews of his day. You can’t go wrong with that. So, don’t disrespect others just take care of yourself. You can’t guarentee heaven. Allah s.w.t. (God Almighty) can. So love HIM and give respect to the mighty prophets HE chose to lead and unite us all. Not divide us as the devil wishes.

  202. As-Salaamu-Alaikum:

    Why does Prophet Isa (pbuh) have to return?. Death is a reality for all those who were born into this world without exception. There is no return of Jesus to this life. Those who want to believe this, that is their choice, as they take a literal interpretation of his return.

    Prophet Isa will return to kill the swine and rule over the Muslims? This idea is silly because because we can do this ourselves. Do we need a Prophet of Allah to come back and do something so trivial as kill pigs and for reason? Mr. Porky is a good pig as long as we don’t eat him.

    The Quran and the life example of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is our external guide.

    Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is dead and he is not coming back to this earth, we will see him at the Judgement Day.

    There is no place in the Quran were Allah (swt) speaks of Prophet Isa (pbuh) physically returning to the world, body and soul. The very idea is not supported in our most sacred source and is against sound logic and reasoning. Allah has made death to be our common destiny. Ponder Quran, 4:78, 21:34-35, 62:8. Why do we ignore the evidence put forward in the Quran. Allah (swt) word/message is true, it’s final and clear.

    We are looking for a savior, but we have Allah as our savior, what other savior is better than Him? He gave us a most excellent noble, example to follow until the end of time, our beloved Prophet (pbuh).

    The belief of Isa returning is the property of Christians, not Muslims. We need to look closely at the Hadith that has been cited to support Propphet Isa’s return and see if there could be another intepretation of this hadith.

  203. Translation from Al-Quran Surah Maryam:

    16] Relate in the Book (the story of) Maryam, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

    [17] She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

    [18] She said: “I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.”

    [19] He said: “Nay, I am only a Messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.”

    [20] She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?”

    [21] He said: “So (it will be): thy Lord saith, ‘That is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': it is matter (so) decreed.”

    [22] So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

    [23] And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree: she cried (in her anguish) “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!”

    [24] But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

    25] “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree; it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

    [26] “So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to (Allah) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into no talk with any human being'”

    [27] At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Maryam! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

    [28] “O sister of Harun! thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”

    [29] But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”

    [30] He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

  204. Hmmm….I see Sir Sanjeev (the former Hindu) trying SO hard to convince Muslims that Prophet Isa or Jesus (PBUH)is the savior of mankind.

    Ever wonder why he is trying so hard & where he got his energy?

    –well, he got a lot of potential energy (stored energy)in his body from eating candies given to him during his conversion from Hinduism to Christianity.

    I have good news for him. Sir Sanjeev!!! Be patient. Stop acting like a fish in an almost dry lake that has received new fresh rain after a long dry season. Congratulation!!! you are going up the ladder. Soon you will revert to Islam. It’ll take some time. Gaining pure and accurate knowledge takes time. Simply relax!!!

    To all the other Non-Muslims: Just STOP trying so hard and grow up!!! You do not have to catch fish the same ways you fathers (older generations) caught fish. Gain knowledge about Islam and try to change. I can’t do the changing for you. You have to do it yourselves.

    & Stop believing in free-lunch. You are responsible for your own sins; nobody else. Jesus (PBUH) is not going to save anyone. You have to save yourselves. Stop living in a dreamy world.

    Do you teach your children that someone else is responsbile for what you do? How Childish!!!

    – No wonder people don’t understand what the meanining of the word “is” is in the capital of so called “the free world.”

    Stop being Islamophobic. Stop teaching hate at Churches and barbaque parties toward Muslims.

    Ever wonder why so many middle class, well-educateed Christians (not poor refugees or untouchable Hindus who have discriminated against by other Hindus) converting to Islam???

    Right after 9/11- Islam grew (# of people reverted) 265% in the U.S. compared to Christianity (46%). Not made up #s.

    Just think!!! Anyways!!! Let there be no reproof against you!!! May Allah forgive you for ascribing partners to Him. He is the most merciful of those who show mercy.

  205. Translation from Surah Maryam verse 32 to 40:

    [32] “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

    [33] “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)!”

    [34] Such (was) ‘Isa the son of Maryam: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

    [35] It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

    [36] Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a way that is straight.

    [37] But the sects differ among themselves: and woe to the Unbelievers because of the (coming) Judgment of a momentous Day!

    [38] How plainly will they see and hear, the Day that they will appear before Us! but the unjust today are in error manifest!

    [39] But warn them of the Day of Distress, when the matter will be determined: for (behold,) they are negligent and they do not believe!

    [40] It is We Who will inherit the earth, and all beings thereon: to Us will they all be returned.

    Jesus (in Latin/Greek) or Iso (in Hebrew) or Isa (in Arabic) is the same man,he is the messenger of Allah. And why do you think he will be send back to earth? The anwser is to deny and set right all the blasphamy and lies that the people has put against him which ‘they claim that he is the son of god’.Where as in Al-Quran Allah says in surah Al-Ikhlas

    [1]Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

    [2] Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

    [3] He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

    [4] And there is none like unto Him.

    Pure and Glory be to Allah, the one and only, no partner has he, to him belong the heaven and the earth and whatever in betwen or in them and to him we all shall return.

  206. selam alejkum. I just one to say one thing. Is it better to say “slave” or “servent”. I read this in new translation of Qur’an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. And All-llah bless you by working in giving knowledge to people.

  207. When Jesus will come back to Earth, to whom will he lead, Muslims or Christians. At this point of time most Christians and Jews (led by Bush, Blaird, Howard) are putting all possible efforts to degrace the face of Islam. If Jesus would be leading Bush, Howard and Blaird then will these three leaders and their administration be giving due respect to Islam, Muslims and the Holy Prophet of Islam.

  208. Brother Yahya (and others) may be mistaken in their reading/interpretation of the Quran. His interpretation is popular because it is derived from/reinforced by Christian doctrine. I am referring to “Allah raised Jesus(pbuh) to heaven”… this is derived from the biblical doctrine of the “ascension of Jesus (pbuh)”. In the newer translations of the old biblical manuscripts, the relevant verse about the “ascension” does not exist, most probably because it was inserted into the later biblical versions. So also, in the Quran the interpretation of the relevant verse is in fact “exalted” not “ascended”. This word, “exalted” appears at several other places in the Quran and does not stand to mean “ascended”.

    The other interpretation which may be erroneous is that Jesus(pbuh) will appear at/near the Day of Judgement. Clearly “sign of the Hour” does not necessarily mean that he will appear then. There are many references to sign, sign of the day of judgement, sign of another fact/doctrine of the Quran etc that does not translate as a proximate appearance of that sign. This verse could simply mean that Jesus pbuh was a warner in his lifetime of the Hour (Day of Judgement) to come. Just like every other messenger of Allah was a sign sent to his people as a warner of the reality of the Day of Judgement. The Quran has also been sent (it claim so, itself) as a “sign of the ‘hour'”. This doctrine of Jesus(pbuh), reappearing before the day of Judgement seems influenced/borrowed from christian doctrine….. which is turning out to be quite a dangerous, even evil/satanic doctrine in the way it is being played out by today’s Crusaders.

    Almost all the rest of the story in the article e.g.”Dajjal” etc is from hearsay records.. hadith (stories) which have a possibilty of being corrupted/influnced.

    But Allah knows best.

    As true Muslims, we need not concern ourselves with “future predictions” but have complete faith in the Lord and submit ourselves to His protection and stay on guid

  209. It seems there is nothing quite like an appeal for unity to promote debate. Why not instead consider acknowledging the ways in which we differ from Allah’s other supplicants? Perhaps doing so would enable us to more comfortably acknowledge what we have in common with them – insha’Allah.

    According to prophecy, when Jesus (peace be upon him) will decline to lead the Ummah of Muhammad (peace be upon him) in prayer – because Al-Mahdi (may Allah be well pleased with him) is the leader of that ummah – then whom should we imagine will belong to Jesus’ ummah? Should we imagine it will be an ummah of one? (Does the Qur’an not encourage us to use reason?)

    I seek refuge in good from evil. God alone is good (Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19, Matthew 19:17).

    In the race to goodness, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) encourages others to compete with those who believe in the Qur’an (Qur’an 5:47-49).

    Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) would seemingly have us remain mindful of our religious differences – with those who are not believers in the Qur’an (Qur’an 5:51).

    It seems ill advised to turn from Allah’s choice of our religion but also ill advised to condemn those of other religions who would appear to be striving in the way of Allah (Qur’an 5:54).

    Christ does not seem to claim that only Christ’s followers serve God (Mark 9:40) or that only Christ’s followers will be rewarded by God (Mark 9:41). It is only some of Christ’s followers who seem to be making that claim (Mark 9:39).

    The Lord will not deny Christians and Jews their reward (Qur’an 2:62, Qur’an 5:69) – regardless, it would seem, of how you and I feel might about it.

    Regardless of our religious differences, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) provides for those who remember Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) helps those who help Allah’s cause (Qur’an 22:40).

    Assalamu alaikum.

  210. To Sanjeev: U forgot to mention that Usman, was hafis of Koran, i.e. he knew it by heart as well as hundreds of other muslims. Moreover, concerning fornication, there is also nothing in the Koran about how muslims should pray, which was left for the prothet to explain. The hadith you mentioned, doesn’t read the way you quoted it.

    This can not be even compared to the Bible, which was written by people, some of whom never saw Jesus, and which was written as a book centuries after Jesus(PBUH), by unknown individuals.

  211. BEFORE JESUS COMES THERE WILL BE ANTICHRIST, A FALSE CHRIST AND HE WILL BE THE MISTAKEN CHRIST. THEN ALL WILL BOW TO HIM AND OBEY HIM AND TAKE HIS MARK OF THE BEAST 666 – THE NUMBER OF MAN. SATAN WILL FOOL THE ENTIRE WORLD, FOR SATAN IS REAL AND HE USES PEOPLE TO DO HIS EVIL WILL. THE LEFT BEHIND MOVIE SERIES ADEQUATELY DESCRIBES THE PROPHECIES. GOD WILL JUDGE THE WORLD FOR FALLING FOR FALSE SAVIOR AND FOR REJECTING HIS SON. THE WORLD IS FULL OF SIN AND CORRUPT AND EVERYONE THINKS HIMSELF SELF-RIGHTEOUS JUST AS SATAN DOES AND DID. SATAN SAID TO HIMSELF, “I WILL ASCEND TO THE THRONE”. SATAN THINKS HIMSELF TO BE GOD – FULL OF PRIDE. MAN IS FULL OF PRIDE. MAN ALWAYS THINKS HIMSELF HOLY. IF I SAY MY PRAYERS AND BOW LOW AND FAST – I AM HOLY. WE CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO COMPREHEND THE HOLINESS OF GOD. HOW DARE WE THINK WE CAN MAKE OURSELVES HOLY. ONLY THROUGH THE SACRAFICE OF THE PERFECT LAMB WILL WE PASS THROUGH THE HOLY FIRE OF GOD FOR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE. ONLY GOD IS RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL BE SAVED. JOHN 3:16. ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A MUSLIM, A JEW, A SELF RIGHTEOUS HOLY CHRISTIAN. WE NEED ONLY BELIEVE IN THE TRUE CHRIST AND OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS, ESPECIALLY TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND TREAT OTHERS THE WAY WE WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED AND ABOVE ALL LOVE GOD WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND MIND. JESUS IS THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON EARTH, WHY IS THAT? HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. JESUS IS THE ONLY RELIGIOUS RULER WHO DIED FOR US – ALL THE OTHERS HAVE ASKED THEIR FOLLOWERS TO DIE FOR THEM, AS WILL THE ANTICHRIST, WHY IS THAT? JESUS IS THE ANSWER FOR THE WORLD TODAY, ABOVE HIM THERE IS NO OTHER, JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER, EXCEPT THROUGH JESUS. YES, HE WAS BORN IN A MANGER OF A WOMAN – NO MAN INVOLVED. YET HE IS HOLY. GOD SAYS MY THOUGHTS AND WAYS ARE NOT YOUR WAYS….

  212. Truly the Holy Koran contains no word or meaning of a word that is untrue. This holds true for all books given to Gods Prophets. I feel that the Books other than the Holy Koran have been distorted by different writings, but still can be properly understood with the help of God. Only God knows where we will go. I feel that all who kill innocent people, (their selves) included in Gods name may be doomed. Of course I do not know this. It comes to me by reading the Holy Books, more especially the Holy Koran. One who is called a martyr, and goes to Paradise for Virgins likely would find that they would be Virgins for eternity. Killing his or herself would preclude asking God to forgive them, so most likely they will be in an area that Virgins will never see. Of course God knows what I know not. When Jesus returns it may be to late to choose. I have chosen the Holy Koran and God’s mercy for myself.

    I also feel that Islam should be taught only by following the Holy Koran exactly as it is written, by ones who do not stay to the right or left.

    Salaam

  213. Whoa whoa…let us just back it up a bit here. First of all, this article should be entitled “Jesus Will NOT Return” as I will explain below.

    Firstly, the article by Harun Yahya (a common and well studied scholar) has NO proof from the QURAN (the book which God sent to this mankind for guidance) that Jesus is going to return. I strongly encourage ALL readers to read the articles that I will post below. Read, think, and THEN decide as to what you will believe in. The very first mistranslation I saw was “He is a sign of the Hour”. NO he is NOT a Sign of the hour, but he IS “knowledge of the Hour”. Read the undistorted arabic in the quran to find out for yourself. Word used is “ilm” and not “ayat”. And some good points mentioend by brother N.A. that he was not RAISEd but exalted. There is proof for this as not to mean he was raised literally as the word is used many times throughout the Quran for other peoples. And yes, this is a Christian belief. Next, brings us to “well what about the 100% SAHHIH ahadith” The prophet said this the prophet said that…FABRICATED GIMMERISH. The Muslims need to take strict caution when referring to “hadiths” as they are NOT 100% preserved. Excuse me for my rude typing and spaz but it is just really gettin to my nerves how many Muslims are blindly accepting this (even I was until i discovered the truth) without knolwedge. Do some research please and I ask God Almighty to Bless you all and guide you and forgive me if i was little too harsh.

    Second Coming

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    http://www.mostmerciful.com/second-coming.htm

    Distortion of Hadiths

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    http://www.mostmerciful.com/hadithbook-sectionone.htm

    you are most welcome to email me to discuss anything: souljah_ov_allah@hotmail.com

    God bless you !!

  214. As true Muslims, we need not concern ourselves with future predictions” but have complete faith in the Lord and submit ourselves to His protection and stay on guide”

    The paragraph is an error posted by one reader. Allah ta aala has cautioned us to read the “signs” naturally occuring and reoccuring, in the past, present and future. In fact we study the past to determine the future. It was Jesus who said “watch & pray” or be alert or keep your eyes open as you make salat.

    The return of nabi Iysaa is an event promised in Qur’an and ahaadiyth. It is also mentioned in the Bible. Some Muslims do not believe it. Christians hold an erroneous concept of it. I believe Jesus will return and that it will be more scientific tan “religious”. The return of Nabi Iysaa is “UFO” related in that he will reurn to this earth from a planet (al-Jannah) in an air ship, or a flotilla of air ships that will “invade” earth for the purpose of destroying the Santanic power which has gripped the entire earth. In the Bible book of “Revelations” it says that Jesus will return to “put all governments beneath his feet” which is another way to say that he will fight against and destroy “all” governments. It also says in that book that “the kings of the earth and their armies gathered togather in a place called armageddon to fight against the one coming on a white horse and his armies”. This clearly shows that the “kings of the earth” and “their armies” or the rulers and the military powers of the earth are the true “anti-christ” as they are prophasied to be “against” his return and to actually fight against him. Now realize that this is not limited to the rulers and armies of the west, but also those of the east, both Christian & Muslim governments. Nabi Iysaa will return and destroy “all” governments, and set up the first just government ever to exist on this earth. This is because the just government of Nabi Muhammad was destroyed at his death and corruption and in-fighting immediately set

  215. [Qur’an 55:33] O company of jinn and men, if ye have power to penetrate (all) regions of the heavens and the earth, then penetrate (them)! Ye will never penetrate them save with (Our) sanction.

    Something in the comment submitted by Salahudin Abdur-Rahim Muhammad Ghannam Al-Muniyb inspired me to cite the above verse. To me, the above verse doesn’t sound like we are supposed to debate the pros and cons of exploring outer space. To me, the verse seems to command us to attempt to do so – knowing that only with Allah’s permission would we ever succeed. Perhaps it would give some bright young people in Arabia more to do (other than going shopping) insha’Allah. Of course, I suppose there would be possible uses for faster data processing technologies as well.

    Assalamu alaikum.

  216. The article and the comments reminded me of the story of the blind men and the elephant.

    The story goes thus. Once a few blind men were sent from their camp to a circus to know what is an elephant.

    They visit and come back to explain the elephant to their friends. One of them who had touched the tail said the elephant is like a rope. Another one who had touched the stomach said the elephant is like a wll. Then another one who had touched elephant’s feet said ” No, the elephant is like the trunk of a tree”. ……. and so on and start qarelelling.

    In such a situation among us how can we expect the Christains to say Jesus was only a prophet, if they accept this fact, the matter is resolved.

  217. ‘As-salaamu alaykum,

    Most definitely, the Lord will send the beloved Jesus (PBUH) back to earth to bring peace and an end to the insidious, lacivious and ungodly acts that reverberate throughout the corners of this world. As stated in the Injil, the world will be as in the times of Noah (PBUH). Evil acts and ungodly actions will be prevalent in every aspect of life and Allah will set a date upon which, he will punish the wicked for their acts. This period of time is known as the Tribulation. The Lord almighty will take up his church (those who hold faith in Jesus Christ as their lord and savior)long before the Anti Christ takes his throne in Jerusalem and forces those who beleive he is the messiah, to worship him.

    Watch for the signs that the end is near. If individuals took time to read the Injil (New Testament), they would be informed of the events which will arrive shortly. They would see that the end is near, although man will never know the day, hour or minute of Christ’s return. Only God himself will know of this date. “Two will be sowing seeds in a field – one will disappear, the other will reamin. Two will be laboring in a factory – one will disappear, the other will remain.” People will vanish from existence and the world will be puzzled and will use falsified facts to deny what they have seen. Their wickedness will never cease till the days of the tribulation when the Angels will cast their anger upon the world for its complete and utter lack of adherence to God’s commands and laws.

    Don’t be fooled by men – the fruit they reap will be a witness to their actions. Satan has used ignorance and deap-seated hatred throughout the world, as a dark cloak to blind those who are weak, or feeble-minded cannot judge light from darkness. Those who are pure and of God, will see the previaling darkness and will know the truth. To all who read this, all I can say is watch for the signs, and be steadfast and seek the kingdom of Heaven and surely, you will find

  218. ‘as-salaamu alaykum,

    Jesus will return, but you have to understand something. The Holy Qu’ran states that Christ was never crucified, killed and that when his earthly mission was complete, he was taken up to Allah to be with him. The latter is indeed true, but there is a misconception. Jesus WAS crucifed and indeed, he was the son of God and this is NO lie. If this is false, I command God to kill me and take my life. I am not saying the Qu’ran is wrong – by no means. The Qu’ran is merely stating that although he (Jesus) was killed he is still alive because he is the living God. Mortally, he was killed by the Jews and sentenced to crucifixion because they too, had thought his teachings were blasphemous. His sprit dwells wthin those who surrender to his will. I pray to Jesus (which Muslims and Jews would consider to be extremely blasphemous) but I do so with the full knowledge that he is the son of God and nobody on this planet will understand the nature and will of the Father (Allah) without first understanding the acts and teachings of Jesus, and beleiving them as well. Surely, I am not lying.

    I know this is true becasue I have prayed to Jesus countless times, and he has always given me comfort, peace and assurance. He saved my life when I was an infant, and he has always protected and insured that my family has been protected. Without his unceasing love, compassion and mercifulness, I would not be here today to witness this to you.

    For those of you who question this, I say to you, search. Search for answers and by the grace of the God of Abraham, you will find the answer.

    Peace, and God Bless

  219. Salaam Alaikum,

    Indeed the sign of houw described in the article is true and so are quotations from the Quran, but at the same time taking into account the profound Hadith of over belowed Rasulallah that we should not contemplate and seek when the hour is near is also true. Similar to sensational news in the media today the revisiting of “the hour” is sensational as well. I think brothers like Harun Yahya should look at more on how to make ourselves better, our societies better than worry about the hour.

    My 2 cents, zajakallah

  220. Well i thinks it’s a bit nice about what the writers saying because it’s true that Jesus(Isa alay salam)will Return back to earth !

  221. Assalamu Alaikum WW

    Isnt is clear from your own writing that the time is now to accept the Messiah?

    All the conditions you have mentioned for the appearance of Jesus (as) is now happening through Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam.

    The verse you quoted do not say that Jesus (as) was rasied up to heaven. It merely says he did not die on the cross. Allah SWT saved him from this terrible ordeal.

    If you are still waiting for Jesus to come from the sky what difference do you make of yourself from Christians who are also waiting for Jesus to come down from heaven literally?

    Even Jews did not accept Jesus (as) when Jesus (as) initially came. Do you want to be like Jews who rejected the Messiah when he really came 2000 years ago?

    Islam is not against common sense and Allah will never break His own Law.

    Jesus coming down from sky is unacceptable to common sense and reasoning and this idealogy (or Mythology) puts Islam (God Forbid) in the wrong course.

    Jazakumullah,

    Hazeem Pudhiapura

  222. I am a longing for the second return of the King.” For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” If someone does not accept Jesus as his/her Savior, that person will be judge and will be cast out into the eternal fire. No one is excluded from the last judgement day the juste will be rewarded and the unfaithfull will be punished. I do not know, how long I am going to stay in this planet before the return of my King, but I do want to preach the Gospel to muslins, so they can know the truth about who is the true God and it is The Most Graceful One YAWEH, and there is no other like Him.They are all classified as small gods. If The Holy spirit touches your heart, it is not ashamed to go on your knees and ask YAWEH for forgiveness and invite Jesus into your heart, and know you will know in His second return you will inherit eternal life.

    N.B Salvation is by grace throug faith not by jihad or sheding blood of others.

    Peace be to you.

  223. Will the author in his future work regarding this topic shed light also on the coming of the Mehdhi.

    I would like to strenghten my iman about this topic too.

  224. I am not an Ahmedi but inorder to counteract the claim that our friend has made below , please provide a reply to his post preferably from a scholar. Do not let such claims go unanswered as they need to be clearified.

    Thank you.

    Aslam

    “Assalamu Alaikum WW

    Isnt is clear from your own writing that the time is now to accept the Messiah?

    All the conditions you have mentioned for the appearance of Jesus (as) is now happening through Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam.

    The verse you quoted do not say that Jesus (as) was rasied up to heaven. It merely says he did not die on the cross. Allah SWT saved him from this terrible ordeal.

    If you are still waiting for Jesus to come from the sky what difference do you make of yourself from Christians who are also waiting for Jesus to come down from heaven literally?

    Even Jews did not accept Jesus (as) when Jesus (as) initially came. Do you want to be like Jews who rejected the Messiah when he really came 2000 years ago?

    Islam is not against common sense and Allah will never break His own Law.

    Jesus coming down from sky is unacceptable to common sense and reasoning and this idealogy (or Mythology) puts Islam (God Forbid) in the wrong course.

    Jazakumullah,

    Hazeem Pudhiapura”

  225. this article states the beliefs of the people in the Middle East about the coming of Jesus. There is no direct Qur’anic ayah that states so. Nor there is a Hadith Mutawatir that talks about it. There for this is just a wishful thinking.

  226. gee, i see the pecking order will remain intact after jesus’s return, according to islam. i cannot see any christian being a “follower” of muslims and still be a christian. sounds like a hideous fate for christians. personally, i’d just assume be a non-believer.

  227. Some people judge islam by the media and not by its scriptures. Jesus practiced jihad by staying righteous and not letting satan sway him from what Allah s.w.t. willed for him. That’s what jihad is. Muslims are not permitted to shed blood unless its in self-defense. Media shows only half the picture. Jesus, may peace and blessings of God (Allah) be upon him, is as dear to muslims as Moses and Muhammad, and Abraham, and Isaac, and Ishmael etc…They all came with a message that preached the greatness of God (Allah). None of them took all the credit for getting people into heaven. But it was through their message, that people of their times and after became familiar with how they can reach heaven. Unfortunately, messages are lost or distorted. Who will Jesus answer to? That’s precisely who muslims and all of mankind will answer to. Muslims pray individually and privately to the creator of the Universe, the creator of all of mankind including the prophets (may peace be upon them). We pray to God (Allah) the way the last prophet, Muhammad, may peace be upon him, showed us how to. Even our women dress as modestly as Maryam (Mary), may peace be upon her. Again, we pray to the Almighty Allah. Allahu Akbar (God is Great). You can’t ever go wrong with that! Ameen!

  228. Our Ahmadiyati brother haughtily writes–

    “….The verse you quoted do not say that Jesus (as) was rasied up to heaven. It merely says he did not die on the cross. Allah SWT saved him from this terrible ordeal….

    If you are still waiting for Jesus to come from the sky what difference do you make of yourself from Christians who are also waiting for Jesus to come down from heaven literally?…”

    He,Hazeem Pudhiapura(H.A.’s dear brother), is denying some verses from the Quran (If I get his point fully). He is denying the following verses-

    “Behold! Allah said: “O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme …” al-Qur’an 3:55″ – this quote from Quran is posted by Islamicity staffs…See Homepage!!!

    Sir Pudhiapura (My Dear Brother) needs to explain why his sect is true Islam. I am very curious. If he does NOT clarify himself, H.A.’s wrath will cetainly fall on him next time he post his comments. He might even be bulldozed from this site or be put in a zionist boat and rocked back and forth here at the “waters” of Islamicity.com…Hence, he better explain…

    Also, why does he hate the Christians? Aren’t they people of the book!!! Let H.A. contact Mother Eve regarding my dear brother’s astraying….

  229. This is a very informative and interesting discussion between a few Christians and Muslims. Thanks to islamcity.com for fronting this dialogue, even though not conveyed by some in the spirit of truth. e.g. attacking Sanjeev for his race should not be tolerated by anyone. He seems to have his own reasons and if we do not accept them then let there be peace. Indeed the Quran implores Muslims to have a dialogue with Christians and Jews by referring to scriptures and God tells us if we do not come to mutual agreement then let them be, for the final judge is Allah.

    One fundamental reason for this difference Sanjeev should understand is that Muslims, including myself, do not believe that Old/New Testaments are the ture word of God because they clearly state “The Gospel according to Mathew, or Peter, etc.”. Furthermore, upon reading the Bible one can easily see that it narrates from a third person’s view. i.e. “He saw that Jesus said so and so.”. Nowhere it says This is me Jesus: I say so and so”. This then becomes like our Hadiths, narrated by someone else, even though they satate they under ‘inspiration’. One such version clearly states “that I saw befitting to write this Gospel”. Muslims thus ask: “How can this be the word of God?”, as anyone with some measure of common sense would. Heaven forbid, we never say that hadith is the word of God, most of us dispute a lot of ahadith.

    Added to this belief we have the Quran which states clearly on each surah: “In the name of God, The Benevolent, The Merciful.” Confirming the writer to be God. So, it is futile to try and convince Muslims with the various quotes from the Bible because you are lost before you even begin.

    However, (not all is lost) one can accept God’s word in places in the Bible, but also can see the additional stuff. Indeed Muslims believe there was Injil and Torah as the Quran tells us so, but we can not see these today in their original scripture. Continued in Alternative view……

  230. sorry there was no alternative box, so here I continue – if allowed:

    Even the most avowed Christian can see that there are many Bible versions eg. King George, et al. and now Scofield, the American Version which promotes the idea of Jews being God’s “chosen race”. for more on this visit the American Christian site http://www.whtt.org – indeed a very good site.

    In short current Bibles have been rewritten over the centuries and translated to suite the interests of the various political entities. Otherwise there sure are great Christians and Jews who are true believers and likewise many Muslims who kill in the name of God but are not prepared to follow God’s ways. So, being a Muslim, Christian or a Jew does not guarantee salvation in itself. It is clearly to do with actions or lack of them that we are judged not by blind allegiance.

    Hopefully, such discussions can promote goodwill and personally I take the positive and ignore the negative and pray that Allah keeps me on the straight and narrow path. No offense is intended towards any group or person and if I did then I ask for your foregiveness – please do not withhold it.

    It pays to look for what we all have in common than tear each other apart on stuff that may be subject to interpretation.

    Like our Prophet was ordered to say upon entering Mecca with his powerful force and without bloodshed: in the words of Quran: lakum deenakum wa lia deeni etc. = “You have your religion and I have mine, do not expect me to worship your god and neither I expect you to worship mine.”

    What a recipe for keeping peace and respect. If only we all followed this sound advice.

    Peace be upon all

  231. As-Salaamu-Alaikum,

    Non-Muslims need to know that not all Muslims accept and believe that Jesus will return to the earth one day. The Quran does not state this at all. Many of us reject the belief that Prophet Jesus (pbuh) will return. He was flesh and blood and had to eat food to sustain his life. What does this say about him? Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is dead like all the other Prophets before him. Allah’s (swt) does change His sunnah. No one and I mean absolutely no one will return to this earth after death. Yes, Prophet Jesus is dead. We thank Allah for contribution to humanity.

  232. It is a good article. We need to make changes for the American non muslim readers.Instead of using the Arabic words, we should use the translation. People believe that someone is hiding something.

    Other thing we should state that Jesus(peace be upon him)will come back and bring the religion of Ibrahim. Our Islam is not practiced in anywhere in the wold and it gives a notion to people that why they would like to be the third world citizens.

  233. Brother Rashad Abdul-Azeem, you are confused. Being a good Muslim as you are I am sure, you must make the effort to investigate the answer. Towards that let me direct your attention to Surah Nisaa (Women) 004.157 and 004.158

    “That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who disagree and differ therein concerning it are full of doubts, they have no knowledge thereof, save pursuit of conjecture, they killed him not for certain “

    “Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise “

    Hadees Bukhari

    Volume 3, Book 34, Number 425: Narrated Abu Huraira

    Allah’s Apostle said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the Cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya (a tax taken from the non-Muslims, who are in the protection, of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and no-body will accept charitable gifts.

    Hadees Muslim: Book 001, Number 0293

    Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: A section of my people will not cease fighting for the Truth and will prevail till the Day of Resurrection. He said: Jesus son of Mary would then descend and their (Muslims’) commander would invite him to come and lead them in prayer, but he would say: No, some amongst you are commanders over some (amongst you). This is the honour from Allah for this Ummah

    If after the above evidence you still doubt the fact that Jesus or Prophet Issa will be brought to this earth alive just as he was taken up by Allah Subhanotallh to fulfill his destiny then my brother may God guide you towards the truth because you are indeed misled.

  234. Wow, 275 comments. What a hot topic!

    It is well known that Muslims believe Muhammed’s purpose was to reveal the correct form of religion and be the last prophet. Just curious as to what Muslims believe Jesus’s purpose was when he came the first time.

  235. If I want to know what Mohammed is like, what he said, and what his life is like, and how he died: I will read the Koran and scriptures pertaining to the faith, and articles written by fundamentalist believers.

    It may be a wise move for others to follow. To know what Christians believe about Christ, read the Bible, both old and new testament and articles by fundamentalist believers.

    Then read articles by less fundamentalist believers of both religions – and then draw your own conclusions

  236. Christopher my friend, Muslims believe that Jesus Christ’s (Prophet Issa) objective was the same as all of the prophets before him and the final prophet after him, Prophet Mohammed – to declare and remind mankind and all of God’s creation who have the power of “choice”, of the Unity of God and that he was the one, and the only one to be worshipped and glorified and to reject the devil and all of his teachings and seductions and in essence be a realist, reject all acts that make you love this world and fear the inevitable – death. Building on the foregoing its emphasized that God is a forgiving, kind and loving God and that mankind has a chance to repent and conform his life to that which God has established is best for him as related in not just the Quran, but the Bible and Torah and Talmud

    I have provided the link to the Quranic chapter entitled Mary, which may open doors of greater understanding for you:

    http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/019.qmt.html

    019.029 But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”

    019.030 He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;

    019.031 “And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

    019.032 “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable;

    019.033 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)”!

    019.034 Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.

    Anne if I sound like a nutter fundamentalist to you then I am sorry. I will not apologise for my belief because there is nothing to apologise for. Without disparaging your belief, to me it is the culmination of all faiths and is the best faith. If you do not agree that is your prerogative.

  237. Im stil not sure how jesus well return? Is it throught the power of allah if any of you guys are educated in this area would you please inform me by e mailing me it would be greatly appreciated

  238. Jeremy Hardy, to answer your question, you must first realize that Muslims regard Christ as one of the many prophets of God. Muslims believe that God has no father, mother, brother, son, daughter, cousins etc. He always was, Is and Always will be. When all is gone, only he will remain. He is the creator and it is He to whom all things must return. God created Jesus by a miracle just as he did Adam and Eve. He only needs to command for that which you and I can not even fathom, and it happens. Yet do Christians call Adam and Eve the the son and daughter of God ? After at least Jesus had a mother, Mary, Adam and Eve did not. Does that mean they are more divine than Jesus ? Or does that mean that with their death God was re-born thre times, one for Adam, once for Eve and again for Jesus. In which case whom did he die for the other two times ? Many are rightly confused. There is just One God and none other, who is known by many names, God, Allah, Rab, Lord and so on but not Jesus. Muslims know of 99 names which God has revealed of himself, of which Allah is one. How will Jesus be brought back you ask. The same way as he was taken – physically. Muslims blieve that he never died and that he remains in a certain state awaiting his destiny, to return back to earth, kill the ant-Christ, marry, have children, lead a normal life and then die a natural death, 40 years hence and bring peace and prosperity to earth. Most importantly he will confirm that he is not God, or son of God or the holy ghost – but that he is a prophet and a man on a divine mission. All this seems outrageous and fictitious – well so does the divine creation of Christ in which both Muslims and Christians believe. I hope this helps.

  239. Lndsey we will always understand that Jesus (peace be upon him) was a prophet. Despite the frusturated efforts of Shaytan and his many missionaries. Sorry it is a fact. Jesus was a human being. Created. Loved by billions.

    Some of those are quite confused about who he is.

    But just because someone is confused and wants to block out the truth doesn’t mean I want to go there to.

  240. To Jeremy, You will find a lot of info. from the urls below where you will also see that how death is defined in light of the Quran. What we know as death is different when explained in the Quran. Also one needs to learn about the self/soul how it enters and leaves the body. God said that he will explain everything to us clearly. We are lucky to be a generation that has the advance of technology and knowledge. If we follow our hearts and follow our research I am sure one will find the truth for her/his self. At the end God guides whom He wills, our role is to seek for there is a drive in us whether one believes it or not to seek the truth. Some of us reject what is put infront of them others are still seeeking those who think they found are still renewing their knowledge day by day. Knowledge is never static.

    This area is very detailed but so is knowledge that requires deep thinking:

    Ursl:

    http://www.jesuswillreturn.com

    http://www.jesuswillreturn.com/s1_5.html

    Death:

    http://www.harunyahya.com/DRH_death.php

    THE QUR’AN LEADS THE WAY TO SCIENCE:

    http://www.harunyahya.com/m_video_detail.php?api_id=1270

    Eternity:

    http://www.harunyahya.com/eternity01.php

    Knowing one’s soul:

    http://www.harunyahya.com/devoted01.php

    Allah is known through reasoning:

    http://www.harunyahya.com/A_tr.php

    Prophethood:

    http://www.thewaytotruth.org/prophethood/jesusinthequran.html

  241. Dear Lyndsay and other friends,

    Peace be upon you. In response to the assumption that Jesus (peace be upon him) is God (Most high) We always ask:where are the proofs of that? In the Bible, he refers to himself as “Son of Man” and NEVER as the “Son of God”. Please post the proofs from what Jesus (peace be upon him)himself said. Would he, if he were claiming to be the son of God (Most High) keep it a secret?

    Further, what does it mean to be “the son of God” since Christians do not claim that it is a human Father-Son relationship but rather a spirutal one. And, did not Jesus (peace be upon him) say that his companions can become “sons of God”?

    As converts from Christianity, many of us feel that we follow Jesus’ (peace be upon him) teaching more accurately now a Muslims than we did as Christians. We feel that before, we followed more of wht Paul said that what Jesus (peace be upon him) said.

    Again, peace and blessings be upon you in your sincerity and goodness.

    Lovingly,

    “Mama” Margaret

  242. The whole Muslim is awaiting the return of Jesus Peace be Upon Him and he will complete his earthly life then die natural death and would be buried near the Prophet (S.A.W)in Medinah.He will come as a Muslim not Christian not Son of God but chosen Servant of Allah like all other Prophets.Jesus was never proud to be addressed as Servant of God.He never called himself the Son of God it was the people unfortunately when they saw the miracle they started attributing this wrong epithet on Jesus Alaihis Salam as Son of God.Every one knew he was Son of Mary no doubt about it but to attribute God as his father this was not true as Allah has said they have no knowledge nor their fathers.When he comes back he will come as Muslim submmissive to Allah destroying the Cross not drinking alcohol as the Christian world want to show to us and not committing adultery as they want us to believe and all other evil things rampant in the so called civilised world.He had good moral character therefore he will refine morality like the teachings of Islam pray as we do give Zakat Poor due and get married and have children In Sha Allah and he will die and be buried next to the Prophet Muhammad and His two Companions the highest honour which no Muslim or any other human being can get.He was one of the five Highest Known Prophets called Ulul Azam.The other four were Noah,Abraham Moses and our Prophet Muhammad all Peace be Upon them.So like the other Christians believe the Messiah will return yes definitely Jesus will be returning but as A MUSLIM who Submitted to Allah like Abraham and all other Prophets and NOT as a CHRISTIAN JEW or any other Religious Sect but complete MUSLIM like all of us.So people will be taken by surprise when Jesus arrives and declares that He is a Muslim. So let us all wait as Allah has already decided the matter.May Allah give all of us taufiq and guidance to follow the truth real teachings of Jesus and Muhammad Peace be Upon them all Amen.

  243. I would like to recommend a film about St. Mary or Maryam (AS), Mother of Jesus (AS) as depicted according to Quranic Version of History. This Award winning film is the best movie i have ever watched in my entire life. The tears just poured from my eyes.. and i could not stop crying watching the movie.

  244. (1) In a verse in the Qur’an, Allah, A;mighty Lord and Creator asks Jesus if he told people on earth that he was God and Jesus denies that he ever said this.

    (2) According to Christian narrative, while he is on the Cross, calls out to God, “…why hast Thou forsaken me?” This, in and by itself, contradicts Christian belief in Jesus as God because a statement such as this betrays a loss of Faith–a state of mind one would encounter in a human being, not from the Creator of the Universes, Lord Almighty. To claim, as Christians do, that Jesus had two natures and that he was both Man and God further mudies the waters.

  245. I am upset by comment No 21529 that quotes Surah 4 Ayat 157 and they boast “Behold we have slain Jesus Christ son of Mary….” Allah is quoting what the person who boasted said. Please be more careful when reading the Quran next time

  246. I am responding to Jeremy’s comment who wants to know how will Jesus return. Its all in the power of God. His power is beyond human comprehension. You cannot apply the law of physics when talking about Allah’s work. For instance how did God create a living cell from a lifeless substance. You will understand God’s amazing scientific knowledge by looking at yourself- your thought process. How is it that you can visualize a mountain in your mind that is no bigger than a papaya

  247. I am upset by comments of my brother Muslims who say that the Quraan never said that Jesus was never brought up to heaven. Did he read the Quraan in Arabic or in translation? The translation by Muhammad Asad tells us that Jesus was taken up to heaven. I cannot cite the verse number at the moment but I will e-mail it to you if you are interested. My e-mail is

  248. Ref: Babandi A. Gumel comment #47494. If you think those of us who are Christians are worried about Jesus coming back as a “Christian” or “Muslim” or God forbid a “Jew” –I think none of us Christians worry about that. I only care about the TRUTH. Is my Christian faith tainted? Yes I do believe that–as I believe Islam is too. Humans are flawed- we all make mistakes. So you may go and believe you are 100% right and Christain are wrong; Jesus, however will teach us all what is the TRUTH…

    God bless us all.

  249. I respect everyones religion but I do not like it when my religion is not respected.

    The way you speak about Jesus is as if you know everything better than we do. Just because this or that is written in the Qoran it doesn’t mean that that is right and we are wrong. Writing things that are different means that OUR scriptures are wrong and you pretend that yours are right. If we dare say this about your religion we are committing a terrible crime according to your laws. Why is it not a crime the other way around?

    Another thing I don’t like is that you write your article in english but the word God is not translated into english. It stays Allah which means God anyway. This gives people a feeling that you think you are superior to other people.

    I don’t know of anybody else doing this.

  250. There is this translation problem where ‘abd is repeatedly tranlated into ‘slave’, as in the first sentence od the article. A corrector traslation is ‘worshiper’.

  251. i respect your view on the subject of isa raa but i don’t believe you have the right understanding about this subject. first it is written in the last days you will see christ and mohammed together.and you already see that happening second with almighty allah sending the last prophet surely there is no need for isa revisting thank you call ..

  252. WRONG. Before Jesus Christ returns He will take Biblical Christians into heaven with Him (1Thess 4: 15-17),. This event will be followed by the tribulation period which lasts for seven years before His return to earth to set up his Kingdom.

    PS Do you know any Prophet that has been called Christ?

  253. The HOLY QURAN is first person god/ALLAH’s word. IT is the truth. One day we all shall see. So stop arguing and worry about your own soul. Take accountability for your actions. When you enter the grave, you go alone. If one can’t see the truth it means they are blind to it. So unfortunate! See thewakeupproject.com

  254. I totally agree with the article. The author has beautifully described the second coming of Isa (AS) and there is no doubt that he was not crucified but rather he was raised to Allah. I just wander since he has been lifted, where exactly is he? In the heavens or somewhere else? Also what he is doing?

    Jazakallah Khair

  255. the Quran acquaints us with some events from the life of Jesus which have not yet happened. What does it mean by the above paragraph? Where does the Glorious Qur’an says about the second coming of Jesus? Glorious Qur’an clearly states that neither they killed him nor crucified him. But the Glorious Qur’an is mum on his second coming or things going to unfold. Unfortunately, our scholars try to put words in Allah’s mouth (Naudubillah) by stating that the Glorious Qur’an detailed us or even hinted us the second coming of Eisa ibn Mariam (as). The Glorious Qur’an is completely silent on the second coming. The Glorious Qur’an is also silent on the subject raising the Jesus alive or dead? The Glorious Qur’an has clearly stated that Allah the Almighty has raised him, but did not specify dead or alive. Al Mawatta of Imam Malik that is the first hadeet book is also completely silent on the arrival of Eisa ibn Mariam (as) and Imam Mehdi. Complete silence. My point is that we are also unfortunately waiting for a Prophet (as) like Jews. My Muslim brothers, Qur’an is complete and I don’t know whether we need the second coming of any Prophet (as). We need to follow the Glorious Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) to get us back to the glory days. We should stop wasting our time waiting for this or that to happen. Nobody is going to save us, except our hard work and following on the foot steps of our magneficient ancestors, of course with the blessings of Allah the Almighty. It is not the sunnah of Allah the Almighty to help the corrupt and rebellious community. Why should somebody come back to help a rebellious, corrupt, disgruntled community who is deceiving Allah and his Prophet every day. My friends, we are worst than Bani Israel today. We need to go back to basics of Islam.

  256. Eloquently spoken because JESUS has and always affirmed that he only does the will of heavenly father! It is exactly that acknowledgement & submission to the will of GOD which has exalted him to receive the power to return to Earth and cleanse the world of evil iniquities, and sinful practices, God Willing! To put it succintly, Jesus is quoted to say that “Whoever hears theses words of mine and puts then into practice is similar to a Wise man who built his house on the ROCK. The rains came down, the streams Rose, and the wind blew and beat against that house BUT it did not Fall. BUT Whoever listens to these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on SAND. The rains came down, the streams ROSE, and the WIND blew and beat against that house AND IT FELL with a great Crash!” [Matthew 7]. And SO…when asked what did Jesus say is the greatest of all COMMMANDMENTS?? (1) Love Allah with all your mind body & Soul, and (2) Love one another; for all the prophets and the LAW hang on these two. > Jeusus is the ultimate MUSLIM because HE submitted his entire SELF to ALLAH! FOLLOW this O Ye faithful ones!!!

  257. So u believe that Jesus is NOT GOD, he is slave of God. And u have firm faith in

    LA ILAHA ILLALAHU MUHAMMADUR RASULILLAH

    (Nothing is fit for worship except God, Mohammed is prophat of God)

    Yes, we all muslims know Prophat Jesus (pbuh) will come as a muslim (NOT AS SAVIOR) prior to Dooms Day. So its nothing important now. Be a muslim now instead of being christian in muslim robe (disguise) confusing muslims.

  258. Looking for the physical return of Jesus (pbuh) is not something that all Muslims believe, including me. If we accept that Jesus was “human” born of another human, not Gd, a mother, then we have to conclude that he died like all other prophets and humans.

    The belief that Jesus is living whole, in body and soul after over 2,000 years is quite frankly, ignorant, no matter what scholar says it. This belief takes him out of his humanness and elevates him to a status of an Angel or other than human. Jesus being taken up to Allah (swt) should not be understood as a physical occurrence, but rather a spiritual one. The righteous soul returns to Allah (swt). Jesus being a ‘sign’ does not mean he will return and is living somewhere.

    Humans will have work out their own problems, there is no one person who will save us from ourselves, we have all the help we need as Muslims, and it is the Qur’an and authentic sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (saaw). Jesus died an honorable death and was not crucified.

  259. AOA

    Harun Yaha’s work is generally very respectable, but I am surprised at the his translation

    of Quaranic Ayah…”He is a Sign of the Hour” is “Innahu la ‘ilmun li’s-sa’ati” (from

    article).

    Because as per my knowledge of Arabic..

    Innahu = Indeed he or it

    la = for, preposition of association implying emphasis

    ilmun = knowledge

    li = with or for, preposition of association

    sa’stiE = feminine of root Saa-meaning appointed time, taken as hour by arabs – but

    root meaning refer to an instance ranging from nanoseconds to any length (that is why

    only Allah SWT know about it)

    So literally…Indeed He [is the one] for [whom] is the knowledge of the appointed time

    from quranic and Hadith evidence it is only Allah SWT and no body else.

    Allah SWT used the word ra-fa-aa (meaning raise, lift, or to be above a reference (of

    knowledge, understanding or even a physical place) when referring to Eesa (ASW) that he

    was neither crucified nor killed. How it occurred is not disclosed by Allah SWT so we

    should not dwell upon something which left out.

    This reasoning is dangerous as it show Islam and Christianity as two streams criss-

    crossing. whereas ISLAM IS SURRENDERING ONE’S WILL TO ALLAH BUT IT IS IN

    ACCORDANCE WITH REVELATION AND SUNNAH OF MESSENGER. Since LAST REVELATION

    IS QURAN AND LAST MESSENGER IS MUHAMMAD (SAW), CORRECT DEFINITION OF

    MUSLIM “to surrender one’s will to Allah SWT in accordance with Quran and Sunnah of

    Muhammad (SAW).

    ANY OTHER DEFINITION IS MISLEADING AND OUT OF CONTEXT OF QURAN AND SUNNAH.

    ONLY ALLAH SWT KNOWS THE TRUTH.

    I pray for guidance and mercy of Allah SWT for all of us. Let us do deeds according to

    Quran and Sunnah..and not dwell upon or confuse things which ALLAH SWT has

    elaborated only to a degree required for our understanding

    Wassalaam

  260. in response to Rashad AbdulAzeem in comment #: 56427

    ASA brother,

    Please remember that it is Allah that took him up, Jesus has no power to take himself up to Allah. Therefore, claiming that this will elevate Jesus and make him a God is not factual. If for argument sake, your argument is true, then all miracles that prophets are given will also make them as Gods (God Forbid). Allah has power over all things, if Allah wills then he does. Can Allah bring him up physically? Allah sure can, it is easy for Allah.

    If you have solid evidence that your argument is correct, either in Quran or Sunnah with understanding of its context, then you have the right to claim what you claim. However, if you don’t then beware.

    45:18 (Y. Ali) Then We put thee on the (right) Way of Religion: so follow thou that (Way), and follow not the desires of those who know not. –

  261. I am sorry to tell you that what you have said about Jesus is all distorted. According to the Bible, Jesus is the only son of God who was crucified and mocked by the Roman’s soldiers more than 2000yrs ago and he died for all our sins. He was crucified on Friday (Good Friday) and rose again on the 3rd day (Easter Sunday) and is well recorded in history. It is only through his death that all the sins of man will be taken away and also through repentence of our sin through Jesus we will have eternal life.

    The second coming of Jesus is very near and the end of this world will come and there will be the judgement day where the book of life will reveal those who are safe.

    God Bless those who do not believe and I pray that these people will not be deceived by the devil.

  262. In response to Ng Chiew Hong, regretly to say what claimed to be distorted was to people who refused to acknowledge the truth about the word of ALLAH.

    What was found distorted when words are form by mankind but if words are from God, it can never and will never be distorted.

    For instance, Bible has gone through so much changes from testiment 1 to testiment 2 which are rewritten by people who claimed that they were words of God. Please do some research on these you will be supprised what you find. Don’t be sorry but do research before you claimed your faith.

    Quran has been tested for its authenticity. Research has been done and proven that no mankind could interpret its meaning.

  263. I’m nw back 2 the right world…but all christian in Nigeria does not believe that Jesus is not God…even they call themselves children of God…..wat a pity….i Thank God for his protection on me….i thank ALLAH for not mislead to a wrong place…ALHAMDULILLAH

  264. I wish Muslims start using Quranic terminologies rather than avoiding them. There is no such person named Jesus exists in Islam. The proper name is Eisa not Jesus. The entire essay is based on falls name.

  265. Ng Chiew Hong- Jesus will return to judge you Christians who have

    wronged him by claiming he is in any way divine. Seek Allah’s mercy on

    that fateful day!

  266. To my fellow Christians who doubt that Jesus was neither killed nor

    crucified, please look at evidences from your own Bible. The Bible is

    full of information that Jesus escaped death. Eg he ate honeycomb &

    fish upon appearing to his dicisples to prove that he is not a spirit

    but flesh and bone because spirits dont eat physical food whereas

    living humans do! Think about it..

  267. While I enjoyed reading this article, I have issues with the

    translation most of us Muslims use. The word “slave” is, in my

    opinion, erroneously used. A better word is SERVANT. Allah swt is in

    no need for “slaves” but He swt created us to worship Him as SERVANTS.

    It is time we Muslims know and/or translate words in the context it is

    meant rather than literal translation.

  268. Mr.Ng Chiew Hong

    If you believe this is distorted message about Jesus and that he

    died on the cross to save you and other Christians from your sins

    what about those early people before Jesus was here on this earth

    who will save them when they did not even know the existence of

    Jesus for he was not even there or present?What will happen to them?

    Each soul will reap what it sowed on this earth and no one will be

    able to save you from the wrath of the Creator.You will be called to

    account for your deeds and if you did not bring forth anything you

    will taste the hell fire according to the degree of you sins.Jesus

    will categorically deny he ever said he was God or son of God. Mr.Ng

    it is time to repent before it is too late for when the angle of

    death visits you you need to be prepared to face your creator.

    No pope or priest can save you that day.They cannot save themselves

    it will come to you?

  269. In the Holy Quran Allah says: ” Ya Isa Inni Muttawafiqa wa rafi uqa” ( O! Isa I will cause you do die and riase you up to me.”

    Clearly Isa was to die first and the be raised to Allah like all human being. Hence Isa son of May will not return to this earth as he died first and then Allah raised him.

  270. Assalamu Alaikum,

    Thanks for the good articles. But I have a question. I have read in

    many authentic Islamic sources that the main Savior is going to be

    Al-Mahdi from the progeny of Rasoulollah (SAWA) and Jesus Christ is

    going to be his helper.

    This was not mentioned in the article. Pls clarify if I am wrong.

    I’m waiting for your answer bec I want to know the truth.

    Thanks alot.

    Jazakumullah Khaira

  271. No where in Qur’aan there is a word like “slave” as an attribute of prophets 3alaihim essalat wa essalaam or any human being! Allah create us free and free we serve Him Soub7anahu wa ta3ala!

  272. I will comment on top written verse (43:61)

    “He is a Sign of the Hour.”

    Arabic text is “Innahu la ‘ilmun li’s-sa’ati”

    “Innahu” means they,them

    “la ‘ilmun” mean not knowledge. why u people ignoring “La” it means “no”

    now if u do start translation it means

    “they don’t know the knowledge of hour”

    now I don’t see Arabic text which translate “sign”.

    because u people are translating it start with out “la” is,

    “he is knowledge of hour” now that is odd another translation “he has the knowledge of hour” now who has this knowledge other then Allah. know people like u made ‘ilmun’ translation as “sign”. un believable.

    see to prove Jesus is alive how ur twisting translation of quran.

  273. Only Quran and Islam made everything clear clarifying the statement of the ignorant fools who were bragging that they killed Jesus the Messiah Son of Mary while they did not do so in reality.

    The likeness of Jesus was presented to the ignorant fools and they thought theykilled him and unfortunately lots of Christians believed in the myth following conjecture due to luck of knowledge.He was neither crucified nor killed but taken to the presence of God. Masha Allah!

    God In His Infinite Mercy took Jesus to Himself and presented the likeness of Jesus instead of killing the Messiah they killed somebody who was made to seem so to them raising doubt following

    mere conjecture believing that he was killed which was not so.

  274. Look closely at 10 commandments; “In stone! Unchangeable!”

    Thou shall not worship nor IDOLIZE anyone but me (meaning God)

    Thou shall not commit adultery

    Thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife

    I am confused is to why God would make ordinance for mankind and break them himself????????????

    Meaning, he stated to Moses in stone not to do the above, and he begets a child with Mother Marry?????????

    Why we should be celebrating Gods wedding for eternity!!!! if that were the case. God doesn’t make rules for mankind and breaks them himself. That is not of GOD!!!! perhaps of mankind and most likely the case of 4 hundred authors that put this BIBLE together.

    Sadly after so many translations, and APA regulations concerning PARAPHRASING= “Express the same message in different words” it is a wonder the Ten commandments have not been paraphrased!!!!!!!!

    Another confusing example is that of:

    Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

    This why I as a Christian is confused because the 66 books of the bible have been mangled, mashed, and turned into a Soup of mixed vegies all accredited to one “Chef” Jesus.

  275. Jesus will not come back, some body will come with same behavior.

    eliyas did not come back but yehiya came. He will never come back.

  276. We all know Muhammad is the seal of all prophet who came to make things clear n

    as a mercy a revivalist of the previous true message Gd sent to all the prophets..

    None will come after Muhammad to save… Muhammad is the second coming of

    Christ.. Peace

  277. If what is stated that jesus will return before the end of times,

    does it dispel the belief of all mohammed’s teachings, ie, in Islam

    it is taught that Mohammed is the last prophet to have life on

    earth, yet if Jesus returns this refutes that claim????

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