بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

All Worship is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His guidance, and seek His forgiveness. I bear witness that there is no deity other than Allah alone, and with no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His messenger. Allah sent him with the guidance and the way of truth, that He might raise it above all other ways of life. Allah is sufficient as a witness. May Allah send His prayers and his greetings upon Muhammad and upon the people of Muhammad.

Table of Contents

Introduction

(I.) God

1. God does not Regret

2. God remembers us

3. Finding Adam

4. God close to us

5. Collective Punishment 

6. God does not Sleep 

7. The Most Merciful 

(II.) Prophets 

8. Indecent Proposal 

9. Moses Saved from Sin 

10. Why We Die 

(III.) Science 

11. Our Life Span

12. Wisdom 

(IV.) Laws 

13. The Value of a Cow

14. To Wed or Not to Wed

15. Food for Thought 

16. Work on the Sabbath

17. Freeing Slaves 

18. Good Laws 

19. Practicing What’s Preached

20. Discouraging Bribery 

21. The Fate of apostates

22. Blind Faith 

23. Lame? 

24. Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder

25. Injured Foot? 

26. Injured Hand?

27. Hunchback?

28. Restricted Growth?

29. First Born? 

30. Enslaving Children?

31. Legally Laughing 

32. Dealing with Missionaries

33. Give it All Away? 

34. Sermon Contempt

35. Incest Allowed? 

36. Divorced man’s rights

(V.) History 

37. Adam’s Sentence

38. Forgiving Adam 

39. Curse of Babylon?

40. Noah’s Flood 

41. Original Son erased?

(VI.) Women 

42. Why Lot’s wife died

43. Eve Demonized? 

44. Adam and Eve equally punished?

45. Speaking of Women 

46. Female Amputation 

47. Divorce Allowed? 

48. A Divorcee is an adulteress?

49. Rekindling Love? 

50. Ejected from Home

51. Ex-husband’s child?

52. Widows and Sisters do Not  Inherit

53. Rapist must marry the victim

54. Married to the brother-in-law?

55. After Birth?

56. Birth of a Daughter is a loss

57. Widow can’t marry a priest?

58. Divorced Women can’t marry a priest

59. Selling a Woman?

60. Men Worth More?

61. Chastity 

62. Maiden Names?

(VII.) Jesus

63. Allowing Jesus to die?

64. Jesus Heard? 

65. Turn cheek 

66. Mary a Virgin or Young woman? 

67. Demonizing Jesus 

68. Did Jesus lie? 

69. Witness True?

70. Sent to World?

71. Christ Cursed?

72. Descended to Hell?

73. Hypocrite? 

74. Forgiveness before Jesus?

75. Abolished the Laws? 

(VIII.) Trinity 

76. The Holy One?

77. The Peace? 

78. Trusted? 

79. The Protector?

80. The Forgiver? 

81. The Omniscient?

82. The Appreciative?

83. The Strong? 

84. The Watchful?

85. Answers Prayers?

86. The Equitable? 

87. The Gatherer? 

88. The Granter of Security? 

89. The Guide? 

90. The Patient? 

91. The Provider? 

92. The Everlasting?

93. God Afraid of us?

(IX.) After life 

94. How to remove Sin

95. Born Evil? 

96. Equal Reward?

97. Untouched Males? 

98. Poor a Curse? 

99. Reap what you sow?

100. One More Chance?

101. Saved Forever? 

Additional Ways 

102. Unconditional Love? 

103. All Sins Equal? 

104. Jews Unconditionally Chosen?

105. Necessary Decention? 

106. Self Amputation? 

107. Biblical Suicide? 

108. Biblical self hate;

Reply to Polemics 

CONCLUSION 

Bibliography 

Introduction

Love in the Quran is bountiful for the Bible followers. Love is provided to the Bible on assorted levels, from narrations on Adam to Jesus Christ.

Love brings people together. In a beautiful and melodious method, the Quran also brings harmony between Jews and Christians. Enjoining the scriptures into one, the Quran mediates, reconciles, and unites.

Love comes from mutual understanding and coherent communication. The Quran preserved in its original language and version for nearly 1,400 years, has been a clear untainted light of guidance, removing immoral laws and dispelling evil traditions.

Numerous curses and questionable killings have been lifted and revealed. According to the Bible, at the final moments of Jesus Christ, despite repeated pleas by the Messiah, God had forsaken Jesus, abandoning Jesus at his time of need:

“At about three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46)

Upon a closer examination, we discover that God throughout the Bible has forsaken humans, while the Quran clarifies the Bible accounts to show how God loves humans, thus providing love to the Bible. While God does forsake evil doers, it is all too evident in the Bible that the righteous are also forsaken. This study will show the ways the Bible forsakes humans compared to the relevant verses in the Quran on how humans are loved.

The love of God is expressed and emphasized many times over in the Holy Quran. God loves: the charitable (2:195; 3:134); the righteous, those who fulfill obligations (3:76; 5:93); the steadfast (3:146); the good doers (3:148); those who trust Him (3:159); the benevolent (5:13);  those who purify themselves (9:108); the equitable (5:42); the just (49:9); those who are clean (2:222) and more. May this comparison guide you to the True love as given by God the Holy Quran.

(I.) God

A Loving God is a caring, watchful, and understanding God.

God does not Regret

Hate; The Bible characterizes God as one who regrets creating humans. In the Bible, it states that humans bring unhappiness to God

“And the Lord was sorry that he made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. [he said]: For I am sorry that I have made them.” (Genesis 6:6-7)

Excuse; All humans are sinners; therefore, God is not happy with his creation.

Rebuttal: Adding injury to insult, Biblical apologetics not only insult God by claiming God was ignorant towards the future state of humans, but they also claim all humans are sinners, even though the Bible states that some humans were perfect. Our Omniscient God knows the future and does not regret any actions taken or feel remorse for His magnificent creations. No, God does not make mistakes. The Holy Quran corrects the notion that was conceived from the Bible; implying that we as humans were a mistake and not meant to be created. The truth has come by God who clearly stated to us in the Holy Quran that we are meant to be alive. All praise be to God.

Love: The Quran clarifies that we were not a mistaken creation as portrayed in the Bible. God loves His creations by stating in the Quran that nothing He made was a mistake:

“My Lord Never Errs, Nor Forgets” (Quran 20:52)

In conclusion, we are created without regret. We are here today because God is compassionate towards us, Loves us and does not regret creating us.

God remembers us

Hate; The Bible demonstrates God as forgetful, not remembering his creations;

“Why do you forget us forever, why do you so long forsake us?” (Lamentations 5:20)

“How long will You Forget me, O Lord” (Psalms 13:1)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Quran explains to us that God remembers all of us:

“(The angels say 🙂 “We descend not but by command of thy Lord: to Him belongeth what is before us and what is behind us, and what is between: and thy Lord never doth forget” (Quran 19:64)

“My Lord Never Errs, Nor Forgets” (Quran 20:52)

Finding Adam

Hate; God in the Bible does not see everything and is not omniscient (Genesis 3:8-10)

Excuse; God became a visible manifestation, hence was no longer saw everything.

Rebuttal: This is something Christians never grasped; God means God. The All Knowing, The All Hearing and The All Seeing can and does know everything, everywhere at the same time. Sounds impossible? That is why we call Him God.

Love: God is always aware of what is hidden and seen within the heavens and earth. God knows where His creations are at all times.

“Seest thou not that Allah doth know (all) that is in the heavens and on earth? There is not a secret consultation between three, but He makes the fourth among them, – Nor between five but He makes the sixth, – nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst, wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (Quran 58:7)

God close to us

Hate; God is not always near (1 Samuel 28:6, Psalms 10:1, 22:1-2, Matthew 27:46)

Excuse; None available.

Love: While the description of God in the Bible is a far off Deity, Islam teaches that God is closer to us than our own veins:

“We verily created a man and We know what his soul whispereth to him, and We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.” (Quran 50:16)

Collective Punishment

Hate; God punishes the children for the sins of the parents in the Bible “the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations”. (Exodus 20:5)

Excuse; Guilt is not passed on but consequences are.

Rebuttal: First, (Exodus 20:5) does not differentiate between guilt or consequence, only inequity and righteousness. Second, guilt in many cases is as bad as or worse than the consequences, for example; Edgar Allen Poe’s story “The Tell Tale Heart.” Third, many other verses from the Bible do not differentiate with which aspect of sin is not passed; (Jeremiah 31:30), (Psalms 49:7), (Deuteronomy 24:16)

Love: God as compassionately stated in the Quran, protects the innocent and only punishes those who are transgressors. In contrast to the Bible, God in the Quran does not collectively punish us.

“Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another: nor would We visit with Our Wrath until We had sent an messenger (to give warning).” (Quran 17:15)

God does not Sleep

Hate; The Bible displays a sleeping God, unconscious towards our needs “Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine. (Psalm 78:65)

“Awake, why do you sleep, O Lord?” (Psalms 44:23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: God in the Quran is shown as a continuously caring God: “Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him” (Quran 2:255)

The Most Merciful

Hate; God in the Bible deplorably orders his followers in a battle to kill every living thing including, women, children, and animals;

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will punish what Am’alek did to Israel in opposing them on the way, when they came up out of Egypt. Go and attack the Amalekites and completely destroy everything they have. Don’t leave a thing; kill all the men, women, children, and babies; the cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys.” (1 Samuel 15:2–3)

Excuse; None available.

Love: God orders Muslims in the Quran to have patience against those who attack you, and if the attacks persist, we are only to retaliate with the same amount we were attacked with and to never go beyond the amount of attack we received:

“And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.” (Quran 16:126)

(II.) Prophets

The Prophets were the closest humans to God, yet God in the Bible repeatedly hated them. Thank God for the love in the Quran.

Indecent Proposal

Hate; God in the Bible appallingly commands Isaiah to go naked for 3 years (Isaiah 20:1-3)

Excuse; None available.

Love: God caringly does not command anything shameful in the Quran:

“When they do aught that is shameful, they say: “We found our fathers doing so”; and “Allah commanded us thus”: Say: “Nay, Allah never commands what is shameful: do ye say of Allah what ye know not?” (Quran 7:28)

Moses Saved from Sin

Hate; All three Monotheistic faiths revere Moses as a Righteous Prophet. Followers of Judaism even revere Moses to be the greatest Prophet of Israel and to Christians, Moses is compared to Jesus. Likewise, Muslims profess that Muhammad (pbuh) (peace be upon him) is the foretold Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:18) “similar to Moses”.

Yet, the Bible reports that Moses was stricken with a humiliating death by God. (Deuteronomy 32:51) says Moses “broke faith” with God;

“The Lord spoke to Moses that very same day saying, “Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession.”

“Then die on the mountain where you ascend, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people, because you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin,”

“because you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel. For you shall see the land at a distance, but you shall not go there, into the land which I am giving the sons of Israel.” (Deuteronomy 32:48-52)

The Bible delineates a torturous death to a Prophet who devoted his life to God. Prophet Moses could have inherited the throne of Pharaoh; instead, Moses turned away the riches and pleasures of Pharaoh for God. Moses put his life in danger by single handedly fighting the army of Pharaoh; at all times having faith, God would protect him. Moses also spent decades trying to lead the rebellious Israelites through the scorching desert.

Do the Bible writers really think that God would send his wrath upon Moses for his choice of going from a wealthy heir of Pharaoh to a humble prophet, by killing him? What is also cruel about the death of Moses is that he was reminded of his two loves before the murder, Moses was reminded of the death of his brother Aaron, and of the land, Moses is never to enter, Israel.

Excuse; Bible commentators try to justify the death of Moses with the following points; (1) Striking the rock rather than speaking to it. (2) Speaking to the people instead of speaking to the rock. (3) Speaking to the people harshly and calling them “rebels” (4) Taking credit for the act rather than giving the credit to God, “shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock” (Numbers 20:10).

Rebuttal: The passage in the Bible commanding Moses to speak to the rock contradicts earlier verses in the Bible;

“Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.” (Exodus 17:6)

Hence, Moses has a history and pattern of striking the rock and therefore he was killed according to the Bible for obeying what God told him to do.

Love: The Holy Quran keeps the integrity of Moses and does not affirm his murder. The Quran lovingly honors Moses until the end, and does not give him the horrible murder as the Bible does;

“We divided them into twelve tribes or nations. We directed Moses by inspiration, when his (thirsty) people asked him for water: “Strike the rock with thy staff”: out of it there gushed forth twelve springs: Each group knew its own place for water. We gave them the shade of clouds, and sent down to them manna and quails, (saying): “Eat of the good things We have provided for you”: (but they rebelled); to Us they did no harm, but they harmed their own souls.” (Quran 7:160)

“And (remember) when Moses asked for water for his people, We said: “Strike the stone with your stick.” Then gushed forth there from twelve springs. Each (group of) people knew its own place for water. “Eat and drink of that which Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth.” (Quran 2:60)

Here the Quran states that Moses was indeed loyal and did in fact follow directions; the true and logical directions for extracting water from the rock was to hit the rock, not “speak” to the rock to gush forth the water from within.

In conclusion, Moses has consistently struck the rock to get water in the past. Moses has consistently obeyed God in the past. The cruel, anguishing murder for not speaking to a rock is inconsistent with God’s laws of mercy, logic, and protection of his Prophets.

The Quran rescues the forsaken Prophet in the Bible by revealing Moses was never told to ‘speak to the rock’. Instead, Moses was only told to strike the rock as ordered in the past. Moses also obeys God by getting the life saving water in the desert for the Israelites. Therefore, God rewards Moses and his honor is saved in the Quran.

Why We Die

Hate; In the Bible, Paul claims we die because of sin. Paul asserts that the first human sinned, therefore lost immortality, and subsequently caused all humans to be seemingly ‘cursed’ with death.

Paul blames Adam by saying ; “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12)

“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die…” (1 Corinthians 15:21-22)

“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned…” (Romans 5:14)

“For the wages of sin is death…..” (Romans 6:23)

“it is appointed for men to die once” (Hebrews 9:27)

Excuse; Jesus abolished death, but has not gotten the chance to actually do so yet.

Rebuttal: Either the claimed crucifixion had a great significance or not, either it removed death or not; which by the fact that we still must die, then the answer is that the supposed crucifixion had no significance.

If we had to wait until the second coming of Jesus, it would be too late; we would not know if Jesus did indeed remove death or not because it will be resurrection time.

Perhaps Paul did not know if Jesus removed death or not because he had not died yet.

Apparently Paul gained false confidence in defeating death by boldly preaching contradictory Gospels to both Jewish and Gentilian camps while briefly evading assassination, hence his false inspiration to make unfounded remarks regarding death.

Love: Fortunately, today, scientists know that common death is caused by…Oxygen.

Oxygen is a natural element, which also helps in the corrosion of automobiles and flowers. The same reaction this element has towards metals and wild life, it too has towards our bodies, slowly aging us until death. This gas is a slow poison that affects each one differently as it also deteriorates metals and plants at various speeds.

As recommended by Doctors in the field of health and medicine, anti-Oxidants are shown to slow the aging process. Nonetheless, the anti-Oxidants do not stop our expiration date, and eventually, at a set time, we die.

The Holy Quran confirms this natural process and does not give us episodes of the ‘original sin’. The Holy Quran gives us facts from our Creator that death is a normal process and we only live for a certain period and then return to God:

“And among His Signs in this: thou seest the earth barren and desolate; but when We send down rain to it, it is stirred to life and yields increase. Truly, He Who gives life to the (dead) earth can surely give life to (men) who are dead. For He has power over all things.” (Quran 41:39)

“Lo! Allah (it is) Who splitteth the grain of corn and the date-stone (for sprouting); He brings forth the living from the dead and He is the bringer forth of the dead from the living; that is Allah! How are you then turned away.” (Quran 6:95)

Nearly 1,400 years ago, prior to scientists confirming that the origin of death is the prolonged exposure to the elements on earth, the Holy Quran in these verses compares us to other living organisms. Summarizing that it is a common cycle for the earth to be barren, then brought back to life by the water descending from the Almighty God.

Therefore, the reason for death is not because of a sin or a curse, it is because of the environmental conditions of earth as stated in the Holy Quran. Roses are at one point in full bloom, and as the wilting process takes affect, the rose plant deteriorates and is eventually lifeless; the rose was not born a sinner as we are not born sinners.

This concrete evidence again shows that natural death is not a transmitted curse; instead, death is a natural geological process.

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. To Us must ye return.” (Quran 21:35)

Signifying that death is universal, and no soul is exempt, the word “taste” here supports the fact that common death is due to our life term of inhaling oxygen-based gases.

“Yet have they taken, besides Him, gods that can create nothing but are themselves created; that have no control of hurt or good to themselves; nor can they control death nor life nor resurrection.” (Quran 25:3)

It is precisely stated in this verse that neither humans nor created idols that are perceived as gods, can have any control over death, dying is an unavoidable necrosis and those who assumed human or petrified gods could make a human body immortal, were dead wrong .

The Quran debunks all fallacies of these ancient flesh god parables who give us immortality through sacrifices or ritual drinks, for dying is as an unavoidable occurrence as the sun setting is:

“And He it is Who gives life and causes death, and (in) His (control) is the alternation of the night and the day; do you not then understand?” (Quran 23:80)

The Divinity of this cycle is clear. If the sun did not set, and the night did not cover the land, then all of the earth would become barren, and with a constant sun 24 hours a day, the earth would wither away.

Similarly, if humans did not die, the resources on this earth would have been depleted. We are surrounded by cycles, within and without our Universe, we give birth, which maintains the existence of humans, so factually, both death and birth, maintains our presence here on earth.

Many cycles are referenced to within the Holy Quran which generates and preserves life on our planet, if any of the numerous sequences, including death, were removed from the repeated phenomenon’s, the human race would fade away within a century.

If we observe our surroundings realistically, we need death and cannot exist without it. Life and death are as perfect a pair as day and night:

“And all things We have created by pairs, that haply ye may reflect.” (Quran 51:49)

Death in Islam is a transitional process; to die is nothing to remorse about:

“Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord” (Quran 3:169)

In conclusion, both the Quran and science do not scapegoat death and instead explain it as a natural cycle.

(III.) Science

Our Life Span

Hate; The Bible gives contradictory life span limits which are absent from the Quran;

We will live up to 120 years = “Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Genesis 6:3)

We will live up to 101 years = “No longer will there be in it an infant (who lives but a few) days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be (thought) accursed.” (Isaiah 65:20)

We will live up to 80 years = “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is (but) labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.” (Psalms 90:10)

Although all three life spans differ from each other, the sharpest inconsistency is between (Psalms 90:10) where with strength, we will live up to 80 and (Isaiah 65:20) if anyone does not live up to 100 is accursed. Therefore, according to the Bible’s own life expectancy, the majority of humans will be cursed because most of us do not reach 100.

Excuse; Longevity decreased over time as a curse from God (Genesis 6:3)

Rebuttal: First, Jesus in the Bible supposedly removed all past sins over 2,000 years ago, yet most humans still barely reach 100. Second, the supposed curse from God was that our life span decreases from 900 to 120, yet rarely any of us still reach 120. Third, this curse excuse is invalid because many people (since the supposed curse was ordained) had surpassed the assumed cursed year. Further evaluation reveals that various humans broke the life span set in the Bible;

Noah, nine-hundred and fifty years (Genesis 9:29)

Shem, six-hundred years (Genesis 11:10-11)

Arphaxad, four-hundred and thirty-eight years (Genesis 11:12-13)

Salah, four-hundred and thirty-three years (Genesis 11:14-15)

Eber, four-hundred and sixty-four years (Genesis 11:16-17)

Peleg, two-hundred and thirty-nine years (Genesis 11:18-19)

Reu, two-hundred and thirty-nine years (Genesis 11:20-21)

Serug, two-hundred and thirty years (Genesis 11:22-23)

Terah, two-hundred and five years (Genesis 11:32)

Isaac, one-hundred and eighty years (Genesis 35:28)

Abraham, one-hundred and seventy-five years (Genesis 25:7)

Nahor, one-hundred and forty-eight years (Genesis 11:24-25)

Jacob, one-hundred and forty-seven years (Genesis 47:28)

Job, one-hundred and forty years (Job 42:16-17)

Amram, one-hundred and thirty-seven years (Exodus 6:20)

Jehoiada, one-hundred and thirty years (2 Chronicles 24:15)

Sarah, one-hundred and twenty-seven years (Genesis 23:1)

Therefore, longevity did not decrease as apologetics claim, it was sporadic, in fact, according to today’s scientists, with the discoveries of various cures, our longevity is increasing.

Love: The Quran corrects the scrambled life spans portrayed in the Bible by simply stating;

“Allah gives life and takes life away.” (Quran 3:156)

“When their time comes they will not be an hour late or an hour early.” (Quran 7:34)

“Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law).” (Quran 17.033)

“And a soul will not die but with the permission of Allah the term is fixed”; (Quran 3:145)

“We have ordained death among you and We are not to be outrun” (Quran 56:60)

Therefore, we realize from the Quran; which is free from inconsistent life expectancies as asserted in the Bible, that God controls longevity. Death is not a curse; it is a natural human condition, which can happen at anytime. Hence, it is critical to worship God everyday, and not expect to wait 120 years to meet our Maker.

Wisdom

Hate; The joy of wisdom (Proverbs 3:13-15) Vs The misery of wisdom (Ecclesiastes 1:18)

Excuse; Solomon is seeking earthly wisdom, instead of Godly wisdom.

Rebuttal: Everything below and above the sun is made by God and achieving wisdom through learning is a holy act.

Love: The Quran consistently teaches us that seeking wisdom is the key to happiness:

“Those who seek and acquire knowledge are a step closer to righteousness than those without the knowledge to do the righteous actions. But those of them who are firm in knowledge and the believers believe in that which is revealed unto thee, and that which was revealed before thee, especially the diligent in prayer and those who pay the poor due, the believers in Allah and the Last Day. Upon these We shall bestow immense reward.” (Quran 4:162)

(IV.) Laws

Cruel and unnecessary curses and killings in the Bible are lovingly removed by the Quran.

The Value of a Cow

Hate; A cow can be used to forgive murder (Deuteronomy 21:1-9)

In (Deuteronomy 21:1-9), the Bible records that Jews were forgiven for murdering an innocent man by simply killing a cow. This is truly a degradation of human life. This Biblical story is also in line with how the Jews from Ancient Egypt thought the cow was sacred and in this case, equal to the murdering of a human life.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran clarifies this account with righteous accurateness. The Quran preserves the preciousness of human life and shows God as a Righteous Judge for our affairs. In the Quran, the cow was used to reveal the hidden murderer and not used to actually be an atonement the murderer:

“Remember ye slew a man and fell into a dispute among yourselves as to the crime: But Allah was to bring forth what ye did hide. So We said: Strike the (dead body) with part of the (Sacrificed cow), thus Allah brings the dead to life, and He shows you His signs so that you may understand.” (Quran 2:72-73)

Thus showing the murderer cannot hide because God knows all and can bring the dead back to life on earth to reveal their attackers, and simultaneously correcting the notion that a cow can be used as an expiation for a murder.

To Wed or Not to Wed

Hate; The Bible discourages the loving unity of Marriage (1 Corinthians 7:8). Thus Christian Priests and nuns interpret this passage as a command not to consummate the passion they may feel in their hearts for a loved one. Again this mateless command is reiterated; “Are you unmarried? Then don’t look for a wife.” (1 Corinthians 7:27), leaving the abider to forsake their potential soul mate.

This commandment by Paul in the Bible has been followed to the letter by Christian Priests and nuns world wide, forsaking marriage for a desolate life of celibacy.

Love: Islam agrees with human nature. Islam is well known as the “natural religion” for Islam is in harmony with a human’s body, mind, and soul. The Quran teaches us to:

“Marry those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among yourselves, male or female: if they are in poverty, Allah will give them means out of His grace: for Allah encompasseth all, and he knoweth all things.” (Quran 24:32)

“This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time, – when ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).” (Quran 5:5)

In conclusion, the hierarchies in the Christian religion such as Priests and Nuns, in violation of nature, do not marry. While all Muslims including Sheikhs, Imams, Muftis, and Ministers are encouraged to marry. Islam agrees with the love in our hearts.

Food for Thought

Hate; The Bible states that some laws were given as a curse on many generations of Jews;

“Because they had not executed my judgments, but had despised my statutes, and had polluted my sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols. Wherefore I gave them also laws that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live; And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 20:24-26)

When we analyze the Bible, we discover that some dietary laws fit into the category of “bad laws” given to make certain people desolate. For example, we know that with desert people, starvation was very common and certain foods being forbidden to them meant death.

With the Monotheist’s health and wellness being a priority, nutritional foods which were previously forbidden in the Bible such as shrimp, rabbit, (parts of a camel), sea food such as lobster and shell fish in proportion, are allowed in the Quran;

“Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.” (Deuteronomy 14:7)

“These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat: And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto you.” (Deuteronomy 14:9-10)

Excuse; None available.

Love: We find that the foods that have been forbidden in the Bible yet allowed in the Quran are the ones that do not cause harm or illness according to medical tests. Health is one of the central themes in the Quran. Thus we see that the caring love of God in the Quran has protected us from the harmful food and removed the curse of the Bible to allow us to eat the healthy food.

“(And it is said unto them): Eat and drink in health (as a reward) for what ye used to do” (Quran 52:19)

God sent the Holy Quran as a mercy to humans, God reminds us in the Quran of the (Ezekiel 20:24) event;

“And to those who were Jews We made unlawful every animal with undivided hoof, and of oxen and sheep We made unlawful to them the fat of both, except such as was on their backs or the entrails or what was mixed with bones: this was a punishment We gave them on account of their rebellion, and We are surely Truthful.” (Quran 6:146) see also (Quran 3:93 and 4:160).

Such a restriction in the desert of Israel and Arabia would surely kill the follower through starvation and make the number of followers small in population, as God had promised to make Israelites desolate.

For example, God forbade both nutritional and non-nutritional foods for the Israelites while forgiving those who repented and turned to Islam. To the best of our modern scientific knowledge, there is no reason why rabbit or camel meat is any less healthy than cow or goat meat. With the scarcity of food in the desert, being forbidden from eating healthy meat meant death. Therefore, God sent down the forgiving message in the Holy Quran, for the Israelites who repented, their dietary laws were kept kosher, but with mercy rather than a curse:

“We send down (stage by stage) in the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe: to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.” (Quran 17:82)

“…This (Quran) is insight from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people that believe.” (Quran 7:204)

An example of this dietary mercy is recorded in the Quran:

“The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful.” (Quran 22:36)

God reveals in this verse that camels actually are nutritional, whereas in the Torah they were forbidden not because of health reasons like pork, but because of disobedience of Israelites. God also explains that we were mercifully allowed to eat previously forbidden meats so that we can be content and not beg.

Rather than begging for food or starving to death due to a Biblical law placed on ancient Israelites because of an ancient act of disobedience, today’s Monotheists are forgiven and allowed to eat all healthy foods while still being restricted from only those foods which are deemed unhealthy for the body.

Work on the Sabbath

Hate; “Do not work on the Sabbath” (Exodus 31:15) Not working on Sabbath was a judgment placed on rebellious Israelites who considered the new law a curse, because God never rests, the financial restraint put on the Israelites was instead a punishment as perceived in the Bible;

“When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?” (Amos 8:4-6)

“Men of Tyre also, who lived in the city, brought in fish and all kinds of wares and sold them on the Sabbath to the people of Judah, and in Jerusalem.” (Nehemiah 13:16)

Excuse; Jesus broke the Sabbath.

Rebuttal: For all of Jesus’ life with the exception of one year, Jesus obeyed the Sabbath.

Love: The Holy Quran as a completion of the Bible explains that Sabbath was about remembrance, not work.

Thus, the Holy Quran explains that the Sabbath is a day of remembrance, rather than rest. The merciful removal of the restriction from God’s bounty is specified in the following verses:

“O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew! “And when the Prayer is finished, then may ye disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and celebrate the Praises of Allah often (and without stint): that ye may prosper.” “(Quran 62:9-10)

The curse of financial confinement is forgivingly removed in the Quran while the substance and content of the Sabbath is in place.

Freeing Slaves

Hate; Slavery encouraged in the Bible (Exodus 21:7-8, Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22)

Excuse; Paul is just commenting on a condition of his days, which is Semitic slavery.

Rebuttal: Biblicists confirm the evils of slave promotion in the Bible, which have been used to justify slavery for centuries towards Semitics and Gentiles alike, nearly two millenniums after Jesus, Slavery was the norm in Christendom.

Love: The Holy Quran compassionately tells us not to enslave other humans:

“It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof.” (Quran 3:79)

Besides promoting love and equality towards fellow humans, the Holy Quran teaches us to free existing slaves:

“And let those who do not find the means to marry keep themselves chaste, till Allah gives them independence by His grace. And if any of your slaves ask for a deed in writing (of emancipation), give them such a deed if ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which Allah has given to you. – Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Quran 24:33)

Good Laws

Hate; The Bible teaches that it’s own Laws are a curse (Galatians 3:10-13)

Excuse; The laws were good to follow until the resurrection. After the resurrection, the laws were done away with;

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Corinthians 5:7)

Rebuttal: It is a faulty notion to claim the laws, which were followed for millenniums, were only made to be temporary. Both the God of Abraham and Jesus state the laws are forever;

“Everlasting” ,”For All Generations”, “a Perpetual Ordinance “ (Exodus 27:21; 28:43; 29:28; 30:21; 31:17; Leviticus 6:18, 22; 7:34, 36; 10:9, 15; 17:7; 23:14, 21, 41; 24:3; Numbers 10:8; 15:15; 18:8, 11, 19, 23; 19:10; Deuteronomy 5:29; Psalms 119:160) and is Not to be changed or taken away from (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32).

Jesus confirms the Laws are for all generations and everlasting by following the laws (Matthew 8:4, 26:19, John 7:10).

Actions speak louder than words and besides the actions of Jesus keeping the Everlasting Laws, Jesus also states;

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17-18)

In conclusion, the God of Abraham, the Prophets, and the Messiah all say the Laws are unending. The Righteous have one Enemy, he who leads people astray through lethargy.

Love: God, through the Holy Quran explains that it is a combination of Faith and Works that gives us Salvation:

“For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).” (Quran 13:14)

The Holy Quran explains that laws are to our benefit, giving us loving protection:

“O you whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand: When you intend to stand before God for performing your act of worship, then ablution becomes a duty. Wash your faces, your hands and the forearms up to the elbows, and with your wet hands wipe your heads, then wash your feet to the ankles….- God does not intend to put you in difficulty but only to make you sound headed men of proper discipline and excellent mind, and to set you upon a course of purity of thought and action, for the actions of men are best interpreters of their thoughts, and He means to make all grace abound in you that you may hopefully actuate yourselves with the feeling of gratitude and gratefulness and lift Him your inward sight.” (Quran 5:6)

The Holy Quran teaches us that Jesus only came to clarify the previous scripture, not to change it, and he came to promote the most important law, to worship our Creator:

“When Jesus came with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.”

“For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way.” (Quran 43:63-64)

Practicing What’s Preached

Hate; There is some discord in the Bible regarding who is to receive tithes;

When a rich man asked Jesus, Jesus replied;

“If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and -give to the poor-, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Matthew 19:21)

Also;

“At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance among you, and the alien, the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do (Deuteronomy 14:28-29).

Tithes went to the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Yet, In the Bible, Paul claims that he should take the tithes;

“In the same way the Lord has given orders that those who preach the Gospel should be supported by those who accept it.” (1 Corinthians 9:14)

Excuse; Paul was saying he would take the money to redistribute it to the poor.

Rebuttal: Paul is clearly saying that those who preach should get paid for it. Furthermore, Jesus never said, “give me the money to redistribute to the poor.” Instead, Jesus taught people to give directly to the poor as Muslims do.

Love: Islam corrects these man-inserted laws in the Bible;

“(Charity is) for those in need, who, in Allah’s cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot move about in the land, seeking (For trade or work): the ignorant man thinks, because of their modesty, that they are free from want. Thou shalt know them by their (Unfailing) mark: They beg not importunately from all the sundry. And whatever of good ye give, be assured Allah knoweth it well.” (Quran 2:273)

“They give food, out of love for Him (Allah), to the poor, the orphan, and the slave, saying: We feed you only for Allah’s pleasure – we desire from you neither reward nor thanks.” (Quran 76:8-9)

Thus we are encouraged to kindly give charity directly to the poor. The difference between the Church and Islamic charity is that large amounts of money are left with individuals in the Church, therefore opening the opportunity for corruption, while in Islam, most of the charity goes directly to the poor.

Discouraging Bribery

Hate; The Bible promotes the deceitful bribery;

“I tell you, make friends for yourselves using worldly riches so that when those riches are gone, you will be welcomed in those homes that continue forever.” (Luke 16:9)

Excuse; None available.

Love: Bribery is forbidden in all circumstances as recorded in the Quran, we are taught to be sincere and upright:

“And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people’s property.” (Quran 2:188)

The Fate of apostates

Hate; The Bible claims that if someone turns away from God, they are lost forever and to be killed;

“For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God’s light; they tasted heaven’s gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; they knew from experience that God’s word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)

And

“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” (Ezekiel 18:24)

Excuse; Later Scripture overrules previous scriptures

Rebuttal: Here the Biblicists ignore that the superseding scripture in the Bible also confirms the hatred of instantly putting apostates to death;

“If we decide to go on sinning after we have learned the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice for sins. There is nothing but fear in waiting for the judgment and the terrible fire that will destroy all those who live against God. Anyone who refused to obey the law of Moses was found guilty from the proof given by two or three witnesses. He was put to death without mercy. So what do you think should be done to those who do not respect the Son of God, who look at the blood of the agreement that made them holy as no different from others’ blood, who insult the Spirit of God’s grace? Surely they should have a much worse punishment.” (Hebrews 10:26-29)

Love: Our Merciful Lord shows consideration towards those who stray in error, giving the apostate more than one chance to repent. The Quran does not discard human lives ruthlessly as the Bible appears to:

“Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief,- Allah will not forgive them nor guide them nor guide them on the way.” (Quran 4:137)

Furthermore, in the Holy Quran, the death given to apostates is a spiritual one, where the rejecters of faith lose guidance:

“That is because they believed, then they rejected Faith: So a seal was set on their hearts: therefore they understand not.” (Quran 63:3)

Unlike the Bible, the Quran teaches not to physically harm those who do not physically harm us:

“Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things.” (Quran 2:256)

Blind Faith

Hate; The Bible claims that people who are seeing impaired are desecrated, thus disqualified to be priests;

“The Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near, -a man blind or a defect in his sight- no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next 6 ways)

Lame?

Hate; The Bible claims that people who are lame are defiled, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-a man lame-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next 5 ways)

Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder

Hate; The Bible claims that people who are facially disfigured, are debauched, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-one who has a mutilated face-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next 4 ways)

Injured Foot?

Hate; The Bible claims that people with an injured foot are debased, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-a man who has an injured foot-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next 3 ways)

Injured Hand?

Hate; The Bible claims that people with an injured hand are degraded, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-injured hand-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next 2 ways)

Hunchback?

Hate; The Bible claims that people with a hunchback are indecent, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-a hunchback-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: (Continued in the next way)

Restricted Growth?

Hate; The Bible claims that people with restricted growth are indecent, thus disqualified to be priests;

“the Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, None of your descendants throughout their generations who has a blemish may approach to offer the bread of his God. For no one who has a blemish shall draw near,-a man with restricted growth-, no man of the descendants of Aaron the priest who has a blemish shall come near to offer the Lord’s offerings by fire; since he has a blemish, he shall not come near to offer the bread of his God. he shall not come near the veil or approach the altar, because he has a blemish, that he may not profane my sanctuaries; for I am the Lord who sanctify them.” (Leviticus 21:16-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Quran corrects the Bible in that it does not differentiate between a human’s physical form in relation to their faith, God in the Quran looks at a person’s heart, not their shallow appearance as in the Bible.

Furthermore, if certain rituals cannot be fulfilled because of a person’s physical limitations, the Holy Quran exempts the individual from any guilt and these people are equally promised Heaven just as other believers:

“No blame is there on the blind, nor is there blame on the lame, nor for the sick (if they do not go forth): But he that obeys Allah and his Messenger, – (Allah) will admit him to Gardens beneath which rivers flow; and he who turns back, (Allah) will punish him with a grievous Penalty. (Quran 48:17)

An example of this unconditional love in Islam is when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), gave Ibin Um Makktoum, a blind man, the duty to lead the prayers when he was engaged in war with Muslim army, during several expeditions.

First Born?

Hate; The Bible barbarically taught people to sacrifice their first-born sons;

“Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.” (Exodus 22:29)

Although the Bible records that this law was never followed, and instead the tribe of Levi was sacrificed instead (Numbers 3:12), it remains a horrid commandment in the Bible that was only quenched through the blood of an entire tribe of Semites.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Quran teaches that only fake gods made such an evil evocation. God is the Most Powerful and never needs to sacrifice a people for another but instead can do what He pleases without condemning innocent ones as a sacrifice:

“And thus their associates have made fair seeming to most of the polytheists the killing of their children that they may cause them to perish and obscure for them their religion; and if Allah had pleased, they would not have done it, therefore leave them and that which they forge.” (Quran 6:137)

“Losers indeed are those who killed their children foolishly, due to their lack of knowledge, and prohibited what Allah has provided for them, and followed innovations attributed to Allah. They have gone astray; they are not guided.” (Quran 6:140)

Thus the family bond of love is maintained in Islam and no horrid baby killing is ordered in the Quran.

Enslaving Children?

Hate; The Bible allows the uncompassionate selling of your own children to be slaves and provides legislation for such a transaction;

“And if a man sell his daughter to be a slave, she shall not go out as the men slaves do. If she pleases not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing he hath dealt deceitfully with her.” (Exodus 21:7-8)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran forbids humans enslaving other humans:

“It is not (possible) for any human being unto whom Allah had given the Scripture and wisdom and the prophethood that he should afterwards have said unto mankind: Be slaves of me instead of Allah; but (what he said was): Be ye faithful servants of the Lord by virtue of your constant teaching of the Scripture and of your constant study thereof.” (Quran 3:79)

Second, the Holy Quran teaches to lovingly protect your children and not to forsake them for money:

“Slay not your children, for fear of poverty, We shall provide for them and for you. Surely the slaying of them is great sin.” (Quran 17:31)

Legally Laughing

Hate; Laughter approved (Proverbs 17:22) Vs Laughter disapproved (Ecclesiastes 7:3-4)

Excuse; There is a time to laugh and there is a time to cry (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4)

Rebuttal: This statement is correct, yet the excuse is wrong. Both passages do not say “some laughter” or “laughter at certain times’. Instead, the context is clear; laughter will lead to sorrow, and not the other way around;

“Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.” (Proverbs 14:13)

It is summed up that the Bible prefers miserable people;

“Come near to God, and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners! Purify your hearts, you hypocrites!  Be sorrowful, cry, and weep; change your laughter into crying, your joy into gloom! Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” (James 4:8-10)

Love: While the Bible prefers the unhappy humans, God in the Quran clarifies that laughter and sadness is all a part of the blessings that God provides to humans:

“That it is He (Allah) Who granteth Laughter and Tears” (Quran 53:43)

Letting our hearts be free to express the emotion it feels, God does not hatefully restrain our heart’s emotions as in the Bible.

Dealing with Missionaries

Hate; The hatred in the Bible teaches that missionaries from religions other than yours, are to be put to death;

“But put to death any interpreters of dreams or prophets that tell you to rebel against the Lord, who rescued you from Egypt, where you were slaves. Such people are evil and are trying to lead you away from the life that the Lord has commanded you to live. They must be put to death, in order to rid yourselves of this evil.” (Deuteronomy 13:5)

Excuse; None available.

Love: God revealed to us in the Holy Quran to be kind to people of other faiths. If missionaries try to convert us to another religion, we are to politely respond;

“I worship not that which ye worship, Nor do you serve Him Whom I serve: Nor am I going to serve that which you serve, Nor are you going to serve Him Whom I serve: You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion.” (Quran 109:2-6)

Give it All Away?

Hate; The Bible teaches people to be an overly philanthropic spender, leaving the Bible adherent destitute and bankrupt;

“Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.” (Luke 6:30)

Excuse; Jesus never said to give it –all- away;

Rebuttal: Actually, Jesus did say, “give it –all- away”; when a righteous person who kept all the commandments (Luke 18:21) asked Jesus how to attain eternal life, Jesus replied that the –one single thing he lacked- was;

“Yet lackest thou one thing: sell –all- that thou hast, and -distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Luke 18:22)

Furthermore, regarding storing treasures on earth, Jesus says;

“And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)

Peter confirms that the disciples gave away –all- they had;

“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken –all-, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?” (Matthew 19:27)

And Jesus again reaffirms that for giving away all they had, they will be rewarded in Heaven;

“Jesus said to them, “You can be sure that when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the New Age, then you twelve followers of mine will also sit on thrones, to rule the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28)

Therefore, Jesus teaches the righteous to give it –all- away.

Love: The Quran removes the error of this bankrupting law in the Bible by stating:

“And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.” (Quran 17: 26)

“And they who when they spend, are neither extravagant nor parsimonious, but hold a just (balance) between those (extremes)” (Quran 25:67)

Thus the Quran leaves the humans with the resources needed to sustain themselves and their family.

Sermon Contempt

Hate; In the Bible, one who argues with a priest is to be put to death;

“The man who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the Lord your God must be put to death.” (Deuteronomy 17:12)

Excuse; None available.

Love: Unlike the Bible, the Quran encourages freedom of speech. The Quran shows that women can even argue with the Prophet:

“Allah hath heard the saying of her that disputeth with thee Muhammad concerning her husband, and complaineth unto Allah. and Allah (always) hears the arguments between both sides among you: for Allah hears and sees (all things).” (Quran 58:1)

Incest Allowed?

Hate; The Bible disgustingly condones incest, thus shattering the parental love in place for lust (Genesis 19:30-38).

Excuse; Lot’s long stay with the people of Sodom tainted his judgment and the narrative does not approve of incest.

Rebuttal: First, environmental influences is not an excuse for the Bible’s account of Prophet Lot. Second, the Bible inadvertently endorses incest because the trio were not punished, instead they begat great nations; Moab and Ammon.

Love: First, the Quran does not confirm this degrading account of Prophet Lot. Second, the Quran clearly denounces incest without conflict;

“Prohibited to you (For marriage) are:- Your mothers, daughters, sisters; father’s sisters, Mother’s sisters; brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters; foster-mothers (Who gave you suck), foster-sisters; your wives’ mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom ye have gone in,- no prohibition if ye have not gone in;- (Those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, except for what is past; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful” (Quran 4:23)

Divorced man’s rights

Hate; One of the problems in the Bible is the condemnation of divorced men. Once a man has been with a woman (in a marital relationship) the man (now divorced) naturally desires to remarry (fall in love again), yet the Bible states that the marriage to a divorced man is punishable by death;

“He said to them, “A man who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against his wife.” (Mark 10:11)

Jesus equated divorce with adultery and adultery was punishable by stoning to death.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects this loveless confinement in the Bible by stating that it is permissible for divorced men to remarry:

“A divorce is only permissible twice: after that, the parties should either hold Together on equitable terms, or separate with kindness. It is not lawful for you, (Men), to take back any of your gifts (from your wives), except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah. If ye (judges) do indeed fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah, there is no blame on either of them if she gives something for her freedom. These are the limits ordained by Allah; so do not transgress them if any do transgress the limits ordained by Allah, such persons wrong (Themselves as well as others).” (Quran 2:229-30)

So if a husband divorces his wife (the third time), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her. In that case, there is no blame on either of them if they re-unite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah, which He makes plain to those who understand.

Thus, it is not sinful to be divorced and remarry for either the man or the woman.

 

(V.) History

Adam’s Sentence

Hate; Adam was sentenced to die the day he ate from the tree.

Excuse; Adam was sentenced a spiritual death.

Rebuttal: Adam neither died a spiritual or physical death after eating from the tree because;

Adam still spoke with God after eating from the tree, proving spiritual life (Genesis 3:9-22)

Adam and Eve had children, proving spiritual life (Genesis 4:1)

The descendants of Adam were blessed proving spiritual life (Genesis 6:18)

Adam is called the son of God, proving spiritual life (Luke 3:38)

Jesus is called the second Adam, proving spiritual life (1 Corinthians 15:45)

2nd) Living for almost a millennium shows that Adam had plenty of physical life. Furthermore, God did not say “you will start to die”, instead the declaration was “You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day.” (Genesis 2:17. Lastly, in Biblical context, we know when God says, “you will die,” God means instant physical death. For example;

A) “Keep the Sabbath, and honor the place where I am worshiped. I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:30)

B) “Once, while the Israelites were still in the wilderness, a man was found gathering firewood on the Sabbath.” (Numbers 15:32)

C) “Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man must be put to death; the whole community is to stone him to death outside the camp.” (Numbers 15:35)

In conclusion, in the Bible, disobeying God bought immediate physical death, not a millennium long fruitful life.

Love: The Holy Quran explains that Adam was caused to fall from one status to another; in fact, the Quran consistently confirms that Adam was meant to live on earth for a set time:

“But Satan caused them to slip there from and expelled them from the (happy) state in which they were; and We said: Fall down, one of you a foe unto the other! There shall be for you on earth a habitation and provision for a time.” (Quran 2:36)

Thus the Quran does not portray a death sentencing God for picking a fruit from a tree as does the Bible.

Forgiving Adam

Hate; According to the Bible, Adam was not forgiven throughout his entire lifetime for eating from the forbidden tree. Adam is portrayed in the Bible as a non-repenting sinner throughout his entire life. Because Adam disobeyed God, Adam and all men and women after Adam were cursed and ejected from paradise. We see that even after Jesus came and left the world, Paul still speaks of the accursed Adam;

“Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12, 14, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22,)

Furthermore, the Bible has no record of Adam repenting, ludicrously though; the Bible says God repented for making Adam (Genesis 6:6)

Thus, the Bible backwardly claims that it was God who repented rather than the one who disobeyed Him, Adam.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects the merciless regressive passages that are found within the Bible, clarifying that it was Adam, not God who repented. Hence, God in the Quran provides the missing merciful reconciliation that granted Adam and his descendants to have an ongoing communication with God:

“Then Adam received from his Lord words (of revelation), and He relented toward him. Lo! He is the Relenting the Merciful. We said: Go down, all of you, from hence; but verily there cometh unto you from Me a guidance; and whoso followeth My guidance, there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” (Quran 2:37-38)

Curse of Babylon?

Hate; According to the Bible, the entire world used to speak one language. These ancient people were trying to build a tower to see God. God warned them to cease building the tower, yet they disobeyed.

As a punishment for their disobedience, God placed a curse on them, making them all speak a different language. This tower is now called the “Tower of Babylon”. (Genesis 11:9) and hence the word “Babble”.

According to the Bible, we are still afflicted with this curse because Bible followers’ world wide still worship God in various languages and recite Bibles in different languages. Bible followers still babble among themselves and do not yet fulfill the prophecy of worshipping in unison;

“For then will I turn to the people a pure language that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one consent.” (Zephaniah 3:9)

In the Strong’s Bible Dictionary, the word “language (saphah)” in this verse can also mean [side, edge, border]

Therefore, (Zephaniah 3:9) has the dual meaning “I will –turn- people to –one- direction, which Bible followers also do not do, each church world wide faces disorganized directions.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran was revealed and preserved in its original language as a Mercy from God. When humans return to pure monotheism and obedience to God, then the curse of Babylon is removed.

The Quran removes the curse of Babylon by inspiring the believers world wide to recite and pray using God’s words in the melodious Arabic language. This is astonishing since only 27% of the Muslims are Arabs and there are almost 1.5 Billion Muslims worldwide, all united with one language, praying in unison as foretold in the Bible and fulfilled through the Quran.

In conclusion, through the power, magnificence, and truth of the Quran, the curse described in the Bible is being erased. The Bible does not cure the curse of Babylon because the Bible is accepted in all languages, spreading the curse of Babylon and diluting the original message of God, while the Quran remains in its original, authentic, curse free language.

In ten different verses in the Holy Quran, it is stated that the Quran is sent in Arabic, hence preserved, memorized, and recited in Arabic to protect the scripture from mistranslations.

“A Lecture in Arabic, containing no crookedness that haply they may ward off (evil).” (Quran 39:28)

Besides the pure language, the Quran also fulfils the dual of (Zephaniah 3:9) because we witness that Muslims all face the East to pray. Thus, we as Muslims turn to one direction and worship in one language, removing the curse of Babylon with the Love of God from the Quran.

Noah’s Flood

Hate; The Bible claims that God maliciously flooded and drowned the entire world;

“And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.” (Genesis 7:21-23)

Besides this being a brutal collective punishment towards the human race, the Bible also conflicts with history.

At the same time of the flood, there were prosperous civilizations such as the Egyptian’s Eleventh Dynasty and Babylonia’s Third Dynasty at Ur.

Excuse; The story of a great flood is told by the Greeks, the Hindus, the Chinese, the Mexicans, the Algonquins, and the Hawaiians. Also, one list of Sumerian kings also treat the Flood as a real event.

Rebuttal: If there was a Flood and Noah’s kin were the only survivors, then there was not anyone left in all those other locations to tell the story. We have to admit that these worldwide stories do not prove that the Flood occurred in all these places because then life would have ceased for over year, leaving no other culture to tell the story, according to the Bible.

Love: In contrast, the Quran mentions intended flooding incidents inflicted on specific transgressing groups. This is viewed in (Quran 25: 35-40):

“We gave Moses the Scripture and appointed his brother Aaron with him as vizier. We said: Go to the people who have denied Our signs. We destroyed them completely. When the people of Noah denied the Messengers, We drowned them and We made of them a sign for humankind. (We destroyed the tribes) of Ad and Tamud, the companions of Rass and many generations between them. We warned each of them by examples and We annihilated them completely. And the (Unbelievers) must indeed have passed by the town on which was rained a fatal shower: did they not then see it (with their own eyes)? But they fear not the Resurrection.”

(Quran 7:59 to 93) contains a reminder of the punishments brought upon Noah’s people, the Ad, the Tamud, Lot (Sodom) and Madian respectively.

As a result, the Quran lovingly rescues the world from the hatred in the Bible regarding the drowning of humankind.

Original Son erased?

Hate; Who was the sacrificial son of Abraham? The Bible claims Isaac was the son to be sacrificed, yet logically and mathematically, the son was Ishmael.

The covenant was first made with Abraham and Ishmael;

“This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.” (Genesis 17:10)

“He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.” (Genesis 17:13)

The arithmetic of Abraham’s age reveals that Ishmael was the son to be sacrificed;

“and Abram [is] a son of eighty and six years in Hagar’s bearing Ishmael to Abram.” (Genesis 16:16)

“Abraham was ninety-nine years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.” (Genesis 17:24)

That makes Abraham’s son Ishmael 13, how old is Isaac at this time?

“Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.” (Genesis 21:5)

That means during the prepared sacrifice, Abraham’s only “begotten” son is Ishmael and not Isaac as the Bible conflictingly says (Hebrews 11:17)

Therefore, we see that Isaac was not the only son, in fact, Isaac was not even born yet, and Abraham’s only begotten son was Ishmael.

Furthermore, we know that Ishmael has and will be a legitimate son, despite what some Bible commentator’s claim;

(Genesis 16:3) “And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.”

(Genesis 25:9) “Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him (Abraham) in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,”

(Genesis 25:12) “Now these are the records of the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s maid, bore to Abraham;”

Excuse; Due to the mother of Ishmael being a bonds woman, Ishmael was not a legitimate son.

Rebuttal: This excuse is discredited by the passage;

“And Sarah Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.” (Genesis 16:3)

Therefore, unless the Biblicists are claiming Abraham committed adultery; Hagar was a legitimate wife of Abraham and consequently, Ishmael was a legitimate son of Abraham. Further proof is;

“Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him (Abraham) in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,” (Genesis 25:9)

Here, the Bible directly calls Ishmael a son (not stepson or half son) of Abraham, standing equally in front of the grave with Isaac. Although, at one point Abraham and Hagar were separated, that does not invalidate the child Hagar had with Abraham. For example, if two parents get a divorce, the father and son lineage is not broken, even if the father may not have custody, the son is still the child of the father.

Love: These mistaken identities and miscalculations in the Bible are amended by the Quran listing the correct chronological order;

(Quran 37:99) He said: “I will go to my Lord! He will surely guide me!

(Quran 37:100) “O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!”

(Quran 37:101) So We gave him the good news of a forbearing son.

(Quran 37:102) Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he said: “O my son! I have seen in a vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!” (The son) said: “O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills, one of the steadfast!”

(Quran 37:103) So when they had both submitted (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),

(Quran 37:104) We called out to him “O Abraham! ..

(Quran 37:105) “Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!” – thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

(Quran 37:106) For this was a clear trial-

(Quran 37:107) And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:

(Quran 37:108) And We left for him among generations (to come) in later times:

(Quran 37:109) “Peace and salutation to Abraham!”

(Quran 37:110) Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

(Quran 37:111) For he was one of Our believing Servants.

(Quran 37:112) And We gave him the good news of Isaac – a prophet, – one of the Righteous.

Thus, the Quran shows Abraham indeed bore two sons, Ishmael and Isaac.

(VI.) Women

The Most vulnerable are the most hated in the Bible, yet the Quran lovingly shields women from the revulsion in the Bible.

Why Lot’s wife died

Hate; Lot’s wife died from a ruthless and senseless killing with no valid explanation except that she turned around while the town was being destroyed.

According to the Bible, she was righteous and did not deserve to die because the angels of God themselves urged Lot to rescue her;

“With the coming of dawn, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Hurry! Take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away when the city is punished.” (Genesis 19:15)

As they ran away from their town which was about to be destroyed by God, Lot’s wife turned around (surely a natural reaction, having heard havoc and destruction behind her). When she turned around in the Bible, she was unjustly annihilated;

“But Lot’s wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt” (Genesis 19:26)

Excuse; Lot’s wife was destroyed because she disobeyed the angel who said;

“Run for your lives! Don’t look back and don’t stop in the valley. Run to the hills, so that you won’t be killed.” (Genesis 19:17)

Rebuttal: This is an invalid excuse because Lot did even worse. Lot not only stopped (a direct defiance to the angel’s instructions), but also argued with them;

“But Lot answered, “No, please don’t make us do that, sir. You have done me a great favor and saved my life. But the hills are too far away; the disaster will overtake me, and I will die before I get there. Do you see that little town? It is near enough. Let me go over there—you can see it is just a small place—and I will be safe.” (Genesis 19:18-20)

After stopping to argue with the angel, Lot was not destroyed, thus invalidating that excuse. Furthermore, Lot appears suspiciously selfish when arguing with the angel, repeatedly saying, “so I can be safe”, rather than including his wife who was not killed yet by stating; “so we can be safe”.

Love: What appears as unjustified and incompetence in the Bible (a Prophet and the angels of God could not rescue the wife), is actually comprehended in the Quran. The Quran explains why Prophet Lot’s wife died;

“And We rescued him and his household, except his wife, who was of those who stayed behind.” (Quran 7: 83)

“Allah citeth an example for those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, who were under two of our righteous servants yet betrayed them so that they (the husbands availed them naught against Allah and it was said (unto them): Enter the Fire along with those who enter.” (Quran 66:10)

The Holy Quran explains that the fact of the matter was Lot’s wife stayed a transgressor who was destroyed among the other non-believers of Lot.

Eve Demonized?

Hate; How does Eve, the mother of all human beings, measure in the Bible compared to the Quran? Assessing the Biblical depiction of Eve reveals the root of negative stereotyping towards women;

When God asked Adam why he ate from the forbidden tree, he answered, according to the Bible; “the Woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, what is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, the serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:12-13)

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise the head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he (God) said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” (Genesis 3:15-16)

 

As we can see in this scenario, Adam played a great part in committing the sin of eating from the forbidden tree, so why was it blamed on Eve?

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Quran gives a non-biased narration, dispelling the gender inequality that the Bible portrays;

“Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been. We said: “Get ye down, all (ye people), with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood – for a time.” (Quran 2:36)

“Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them, bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said: “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest ye should become angels or such beings as live for ever.”

“And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to hide (by heaping) on themselves some of the leaves of the Garden.”

“And their Lord called them, (saying): Did I not forbid you from that tree and tell you: Lo! Satan is an open enemy to you? They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” (Quran 7:20-23)

In summary, while the Bible solely blames it on Eve, the Quran holds both Adam and Eve responsible and equally forgives both.

Adam and Eve equally punished?

Hate; A disproportionate amount of Biblical wrath befell Eve in comparison to Adam. Malicious and agonizing punishments were thrust onto Eve, while the Bible maintains Adam’s relative innocence.

In the Bible, Adam uses Eve as a scapegoat when interrogated by God;

“And the man said, the woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” (Genesis 3:12) In turn, Eve blames the Serpent for hoaxing her.

Although Adam indirectly guiltily accuses God “Thou gavest to be with me”, Eve is unfairly cursed four more times than Adam is. The four additional curses on Eve are delineated in Genesis;

“Unto the woman He said, (1st) I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and (2nd) thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; (3rd) and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and (4th) he shall rule over thee.” (Genesis 3:16)

Adam’s sin exceeded Eve’s in the Biblical enactment because Adam succumbed to temptation quicker and through less influence than Eve endured with the serpent. Adam was reprimanded to a lesser degree, for a larger crime.

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which God had made.” (Genesis 3:1)

Adam’s scolding was a fraction to Eve’s curses. The retributions placed on Adam were in fact additional damnations placed on Eve;

“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; (1st) in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life”

“Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; (2nd)and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face (3rd) shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” (Genesis 3:17-19)

We recognize that Adam is given three in contrast to the four curses on Eve. Additional assessment reveals that Adam’s dietary curses actually afflict Eve as well. Therefore, Eve suffers four separate curses and jointly shares Adam’s three eating maledictions.

Paul in the Bible expounds on Eve’s curses by saying; “…Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet woman will be saved through bearing children” (1 Timothy 2:14-15)

Paul reiterates the Biblical perspective that Eve was debauched, hence women must suffer for retribution, while Adam, and men owe no supplementary penance.

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran counters the fallacious accusations placed on Eve;

“But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, “O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?” In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their nakedness appeared to them: both began to cover themselves with leaves of the garden, thus and Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray.” (Quran 20:120-121)

The Quran expels the chauvinistic accusation that Eve was the lone perpetrator. The Quran also places Adam at the scene of the transgression and acknowledges he also spoke with Satan. Consequently, Adam and Eve were equally punished for their disobedience. In Conclusion, the women in the world are not indebted for any additional deeds towards Salvation, according to the Quran.

Speaking of Women

Hate; The Bible states: “The women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak. Rather, let them be in submission, as in fact the law says. If they want to find out about something, they should ask their husbands at home.” (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” (1 Timothy 2:11-15)

The Bible also forbids women from speaking in a church (1 Corinthians 14:34-35).

 

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. Apologetics assert that remaining silent in those verses actually meant being submissive. Otherwise, men and women are equally redeemed;

“there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28)

Rebuttal: Paul obviously did not mean submissiveness when he said for women to be silent because in (1 Timothy 2:11) Paul says for women to be both submissive and silent, hence debunking the notion that Paul only meant submissive when he also stated for women to ‘be silent’ Again the apologetics try to twist the meanings of words by ignoring the context of the words used;

“But I suffer not a woman to teach” + “nor to usurp authority over the man.” (1 Timothy 2:12)

The excuse actually shows how Paul contradicts himself and the Gospel even further, whereas in one instance, the Bible tells women to keep silent and in another instance, Paul foretells women prophesizing (Acts 2:17).

The apologetics err even further when they try to dig up passages where Paul likens men to women, in one passage Paul says women and men are saved equally (Galatians 3:28), while in another passage, Paul claims women have to stomach a different redemption;

“And Adam was not the one who was deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. But women will be saved through childbearing.” (1 Timothy 2:14-15)

Love:  Within the Quran, you will not find a single verse that states a woman cannot speak during any particular time, let alone not at all! In fact, the Quran states the following:

“Indeed Allah has heard the statement of her that disputes with you (O Muhammad) concerning her husband and complains to Allah. And Allah hears the argument between you both. Verily Allah is All-Hearer, All Seer.” (Quran 58:1)

 

Not only does this woman, Khaulah bint Tha’labah, speak with the Prophet (peace be upon him) but she is even arguing with him, and The Most Merciful, Allah, is listening to them both! The woman is not being condemned for speaking her mind and heart to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and disputing with him over a matter, yet instead, Allah is reassuring that he hears this woman’s complaints and that He is the All-Hearer of all people, men, and women.

Female Amputation

Hate; The Bible states that if two men were beating each other up, and the wife of one of them interfered, she should have her hand chopped off (Deuteronomy 25:11-12);

Excuse; 1st) the woman could have hurt the attacker’s ability to have children by intentionally or accidentally hurting his genitals. 2nd) the woman was punished because she committed immodesty by touching another man’s genitals

Rebuttal; 1st) This is a very lowly and medically unsound excuse for cutting a woman’s hand off. Testicular trauma almost never causes infertility. The amputated woman has a higher chance of dying from the loss of blood and shock than the hypothetical unborn children of the attacker.

2nd) The woman was not committing adultery because the act of touching another man was in the form of self-defense (protecting her husband) and in no way for foul purposes.

Love: Nowhere in the Holy Quran is this horrid law repeated and even if the woman’s intentions were ill willed, the Quran is not as severe as the Bible;

“The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.” (Quran 24:2)

Divorce Allowed?

Hate; Divorce allowed (Deuteronomy 24:1–4) Vs Divorce not allowed (Mark 10:1–12) and (1 Corinthians 7:10–16)

 

Excuse; that is what it says but that is not what it means. Jesus and Paul were talking about what God wants yet Moses was talking about what actually happens.

Rebuttal: The problem with this excuse is that Jesus does indeed acknowledge what Moses said and overrides it by saying Moses said this because of a fault within the Jews, but now this fault is punishable by death. The reason Moses allowed divorce is no longer acceptable to anyone;

“Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.” (Mark 10:11)

“Whosoever”, meaning anyone under any condition is not allowed to divorce their wife and visa versa, and if they do divorce their wife, the punishment is death because Jesus equated divorce with adultery and adultery is punishable by stoning to death.

Love: In the Holy Quran, God understands that there are many conditions that warrant divorce. Spouses do not have to stay together under a death threat as it is claimed to be that Jesus said this in the Bible. Instead, two married people are allowed to divorce one another after they have attempted to reconcile their differences. God states within the Holy Quran that if a divorce is intended to take place, that each person wait 4 months before doing so, as a “waiting” or cooling off” period:

“For those who wish to separate from their wives, then they shall wait four months. If they concede, then God is most forgiving, merciful.” (Quran 2:226)

“Once the interim is fulfilled, you may reconcile with them equitably, or go through with the separation equitably. You shall have two equitable witnesses witness the divorce before God. This is to enlighten those who believe in God and the Last Day. Anyone who reverences God, He will create an exit for him.” (Quran 65:2)

At any moment during the 4-month interim the divorce may be retracted and the couple may settle their differences.

A Divorcee is an adulteress?

Hate; A major problem in the Bible is the condemnation of divorcees. Once a woman has been with a man (in a marital relationship) the woman (now divorced) naturally desires to remarry, yet the Bible states that the marriage to a divorcee is punishable by death;

“Whosoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:32)

Jesus equated divorce with adultery and adultery was punishable by stoning to death.

The Bible contradicts itself in this regard by wording in another section that women are ratified remarriage without repercussion; as Moses says a divorcee “may go and be another man’s wife” (Deuteronomy 24:2)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects this degradation and contradiction within the Bible by stating that divorcees are not sinners, instead they are just as honorable as women whom have never been married, for marriage and divorce have no bearing on a woman’s character and as such, these divorcees are to be treated in kindness as well as be given permission to remarry:

“A divorce is only permissible twice: after that, the parties should either hold Together on equitable terms, or separate with kindness. It is not lawful for you, (Men), to take back any of your gifts (from your wives), except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah. If ye (judges) do indeed fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allah, there is no blame on either of them if she give something for her freedom. These are the limits ordained by Allah; so do not transgress them if any do transgress the limits ordained by Allah, such persons wrong (Themselves as well as others).” (Quran 2:229-30)

So if a husband divorces his wife (the third time), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her. In that case there is no blame on either of them if they re-unite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah, which He makes plain to those who understand.

Rekindling Love?

Hate; Sometimes love can leave one’s heart yet that same love can be rekindled again, yet the Bible does not allow this re-inflammation of the heart. A divorced woman who marries another man, and then divorces again, cannot return to her original love;

“And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.” (Deuteronomy 24:2-4)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran does not call these two time divorced women defilements as is stated within the Bible, instead they are honorable women that can return home to their original loves:

“So if a husband divorces his wife (the third time), He cannot, after that, re-marry her until after she has married another husband and He has divorced her. In that case there is no blame on either of them if they re-unite; provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. Such are the limits ordained by Allah, which He makes plain to those who understand.” (Quran 2:230)

Ejected from Home

Hate; In another deviation within the Bible, a divorced woman is to be thrown out of her home (Deuteronomy 24:1)

“When a man hath taken a wife, and married her and it come to pass that she find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house.”

It is a shameful punishment for a woman to be sent out of the home that her and her husband shared.

This manner of removing women from their former homes is repeated in the following passage;

“And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house” (Deuteronomy 24:3)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran teaches us that a man has no right to send out a woman he has divorced from the home, leaving her to be homeless in the streets:

“O Prophet! When ye (men) divorce women, divorce them for their (legal) period and reckon the period, and keep your duty to Allah, your Lord. Expel them not from their houses nor let them go forth unless they commit open immorality. Such are the limits (imposed by) Allah; and whoso transgresseth Allah’s limits, he verily wrongeth his soul. Thou knowest not: it may be that Allah will afterward bring some new thing to pass” (Quran 65:1)

Ex-husband’s child?

Hate; In the Bible, Moses is depicted to allow women to immediately remarry after a divorce (Deuteronomy 24:1-2). The error with this broad law is that if a woman immediately remarries, and is unknowingly pregnant, no one will know who the father of the baby is.

In contradiction to Moses, Jesus is falsely recorded to have said in the Bible;

“whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:32)

This was stated seemingly to prevent the spread of fatherless children

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran solves the problem of unknown fathers to children of divorcees as created in the Bible, without alienating and punishing the mothers to a life without remarriage as Jesus is claimed to do;

“Divorced women shall wait concerning themselves for three monthly periods. Nor is it lawful for them to hide what Allah Hath created in their wombs, if they have faith in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them. And Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.” (Quran 2:228)

In order for the identity of the child’s father to be known, divorcees must wait 3 months before remarriage, to verify before marrying another whether or not they are pregnant. This method even eliminates today’s method of men taking blood tests which leads to the ex-couples fighting and deeming this method to be inaccurate.

Widows and Sisters do Not  Inherit

Hate; In (Numbers 27:8-11), Moses describes the rules of inheritance that God presumably has stated. If a man dies, his son inherits the estate; his daughter gets nothing. Only if there is no son, then the daughter inherits. If there are no children, then the estate is given to the man’s brothers and his sisters get nothing.

Excuse; Those passages are speaking of land inheritance and not money inheritance.

Rebuttal: 1) There is also nothing in the Bible instructing will writers to give money to women either. 2) Land was money back then as it is today, most people these days have the majority of their money invested in their property than in their bank accounts. 3) Currency in those days were live stock, which were raised on the land, so the two assets coincided.

Love:  The Quran abolished this male greediness;

“Unto the men (of a family) belongeth a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, and unto the women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be little or much a legal share.” (Quran 4:7)

“And unto you belongeth a half of that which your wives leave, if they have no child; but if they have a child then unto you the fourth of that which they leave, after any legacy they may have bequeathed, or debt (they may have contracted, hath been paid). And unto them belongeth the fourth of that which ye leave if ye have no child, but if ye have a child then the eighth of that which ye leave, after any legacy ye may have bequeathed, or debt (…ye may have contracted, hath been paid). And if a man or a woman have a distant heir (having left neither parent nor child), and he (or she) have a brother or a sister (only on the mother’s side) then to each of them twain (the brother and the sister) the sixth, and if they be more than two, then they shall be sharers in the third, after any legacy that may have been bequeathed or debt (contracted) not injuring (the heirs by willing away more than a third of the heritage) hath been paid. A commandment from Allah. Allah is knower, Indulgent.” (Quran 4:12)

Rapist must marry the victim

Hate; “If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives” (Deuteronomy 22:28-30)

One must ask a simple question here, who is really being punished, the offender who raped the woman or the woman who was raped? According to the Bible, a woman must spend the rest of her life with the man who committed the treacherous crime of raping her. Forced in to a loveless, and even a hateful marriage to the woman’s rapist.

Excuse; None available.

Love:  Whereas the voice of a woman is absent in the Bible, the Holy Quran enables women to be heard:

“O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them,-except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.” (Quran 4:19)

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (peace be upon him) Says in (Volume 9, Book 86, Number 101) Narrated by Aisha:” It is essential to have the consent of a woman (for the marriage)”.

Married to the brother-in-law?

Hate; Here is yet another case from the Bible where a woman is forced in to a loveless, and even hateful marriage without any power in the matter;

“If brethren dwell together, and one of them die and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger; her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife.” (Deuteronomy 25:5)

Excuse; None available.

Love:  Again, the Holy Quran lifts up the status of women as equals and important decision makers, as we see here, especially in their own marriage:

“O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dower you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honorably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.” (Quran 4:19)

After Birth?

Hate; Women who have given birth to a boy are ritually unclean for 40 days. If the baby is a girl, the mother is unclean for 80 days. (Leviticus 12:1-5)

This monstrous saying shows that giving birth to a girl is twice as polluting as is giving birth to a boy.

Excuse; None available.

Love: In Islam, the birth of a daughter is equal to a birth of a son; the Holy Quran corrects the perception in the Bible that the birth of a daughter is more polluted or evil than the birth of a son. God reiterates for us what evil men used to do:

“When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!”

“With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on?” (Quran 16:58-59)

Hence, female children are not shameful or dirtier than male children are, in fact, both births are equal:

“To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will (and Plan),” (Quran 42:49)

Hence, a birth of a girl or a boy is equal blessings from God.

Birth of a Daughter is a loss

Hate; Many Catholics consider the birth of a daughter to be a great loss. In the Catholic Bible, Apocrypha, Book of Ecclesiasticus, it says, “The Birth of a Daughter is a loss” (Ecclesiastics 22:3 Note; from the Catholic Bible).

Excuse; None available.

Love: God clarifies within the Quran, in His guidance to all of humanity that boys and girls are born equal and that those who assume that having a daughter is a shameful loss are wrong:

“When news is brought to one of them, of (the birth of) a female (child), his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief!”

“With shame does he hide himself from his people, because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain it on (sufferance and) contempt, or bury it in the dust? Ah! what an evil (choice) they decide on?” (Quran 16:58-59)

Hence, female children are not less than male children are, in fact, both births are equal:

“To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will (and Plan),” (Quran 42:49)

Widow can’t marry a priest?

Hate; In a further affront on a widow’s dignity and another tactic of capitulating a lover’s heart, priests are forbidden for marriage. In the Bible, widows are grouped together with harlots as women forbidden for matrimony to a priest;

“A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or an harlot, these shall he (the priest) not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.” (Leviticus 21:14)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran clarifies that all believers are allowed to marry a widow:

“If any of you die and leave widows behind, they shall wait concerning themselves four months and ten days: When they have fulfilled their term, there is no blame on you if they dispose of themselves in a just and reasonable manner. And Allah is well acquainted with what ye do.”

“And there is no blame on you respecting that which you speak indirectly in the asking of (such) women in marriage or keep (the proposal) concealed within your minds; Allah knows that you win mention them, but do not give them a promise in secret unless you speak in a lawful manner, and do not confirm the marriage tie until the writing is fulfilled, and know that Allah knows what is in your minds, therefore beware of Him, and know that Allah is Forgiving, Forbearing.” (Quran 2:234-235)

Divorced Women can’t marry a priest

Hate; In a further affront on a divorcee’s loving desires, these women are forbidden marriage with priests. In the Bible, divorcees are grouped together with harlots as women whom are forbidden for matrimony to a priest;

“A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, or a harlot, these shall he (the priest) not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.” (Leviticus 21:14)

Excuse; None available.

Love: A divorced woman in the Quran can marry anyone, including her ex-husband. Believers can even marry the women divorced from pagans;

“O ye who believe! When believing women come unto you as fugitives, examine them. Allah is best aware of their faith. Then, if ye know them for true believers, send them not back unto the disbelievers. They are not lawful for the disbelievers, nor are the disbelievers lawful for them. And give the disbelievers that which they have spent (upon them). And it is no sin for you to marry such women when ye have given them their dues.” (Quran 60:10)

Selling a Woman?

Hate; Women are not property, they are humans with feelings and emotions, except in the Bible (Exodus 21:7-11) A father can sell a daughter into slavery to pay a debt. A daughter sold into slavery is not released at the end of six years as is an ordinary male slave.

Excuse; None available.

Love: Fortunately, for all of us, God gave us our rights and freedom in the Quran over 1400 years ago. We do not have to be enslaved to the laws of the Bible:

God says: “O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may Take away part of the dower ye have given them,-except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.” (Quran 4:19)

Regarding a parent’s debt or poverty, we are commanded in the Quran not to slay children to alleviate poverty:

“Say: Come I will recite what your Lord has forbidden to you-(remember) that you do not associate anything with Him and show kindness to your parents, and do not slay your children for (fear of) poverty – We provide for you and for them” (Quran 6:151)

Men Worth More?

Hate; Again, the Bible tries to propagate a disproportionate value between men and women;

“If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.  ’Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.” (Leviticus 27:3-4)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects all of these disproportionate values between men and women by stating that both are equal blessings from God:

“To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will (and Plan),” (Quran 42:49)

Chastity

Hate; A betrothed virgin who is seduced in the city is to be put to death unless she cries for help. (Deuteronomy 22:23-24)

This is an unreliable way to judge whether a woman is in pain or not, for what if she is not heard verbally? To rely on external indicators to make a judgment of death is quite harsh. Is God not a merciful God?

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Quran teaches all of us that God knows what is the truth in the seen and the unseen, the heard and the silent and He will judge accordingly for God has mercy over all, no verbal plea for help needs to be heard for God to know the guilty and the innocent:

“Seest thou not that Allah doth know (all) that is in the heavens and on earth? There is not a secret consultation between three, but He makes the fourth among them, – Nor between five but He makes the sixth, – nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst, wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For Allah has full knowledge of all things.” (Quran 58:7)

On the matter of rape:

“Those who cannot afford to get married shall maintain morality until God provides for them from His grace. Those among your servants who wish to be freed in order to marry, you shall grant them their wish, once you realize that they are honest. And give them from God’s money that He has bestowed upon you. You shall not force your servant girls to commit prostitution, seeking the materials of this world, if they wish to be chaste. If anyone forces them, then God, seeing that they are forced, is Forgiver, Merciful.” (Quran 24:33)

Maiden Names?

Hate; The Bible teaches that a woman must lose her life long father’s last name upon marriage;

The elimination of the wife’s family name is made clear by (Genesis 2:23), “…she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.” As well as (Genesis 5:2) “Male and female created he them: and blessed them, and called their name Adam.”

Excuse; None available.

Love: In the Muslim World, women have the option to keep their father’s last name:

“Call them by (the names of) their fathers: that is juster in the sight of Allah. But if ye know not their father’s (names, call them) your Brothers in faith, or your maulas. But there is no blame on you if ye make a mistake therein: (what counts is) the intention of your hearts: and Allah is Oft-Returning, Most Merciful.” (Quran 33:5)

(VII.) Jesus

While the Messiah Jesus is forsaken in the Bible, he is lovingly rescued in the Quran.

Allowing Jesus to die?

Hate; Jesus was rescued from death as an infant (Matthew 2:13), and Jesus rescued himself on a few occasions (John 7:1, John 8:59, John 12:36-37), why then wasn’t Jesus rescued from the cross?

Excuse; It was not his time yet;

“Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.” (John 7:30)

Rebuttal: There is no chronological significance in the alleged crucifixion date. In fact, if it were to have sacrificial credit, it was supposed to be done when Jesus was a child (Exodus 12:5);

“You may choose either a sheep or a goat, but it must be a one-year-old male without any defects.”

Love: The Quran clarifies that Jesus was not forsaken, God rescued Jesus from the hateful murderers:

“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 differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not” (Quran 4:157)

Jesus Heard?

Hate; Are prayers answered according to the Bible, namely with one of the most righteous Prophets; Jesus?

The humble will be answered;

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

The earnest and pure will be answered;

“If you would earnestly seek God and make your supplication to the Almighty, if you were pure and upright, surely now He would awake for you, and prosper your rightful habitation.” (Job 8:5-6)

The fearful will be answered;

“He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” (Psalms 145:19)

The righteous will be answered;

“The Lord is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29)

Even Jesus himself teaches prayers will be answered; Prayers will be publicly answered;

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:6)

Everyone’s prayers will be answered;

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)

If two pray together (i.e. Jesus and Mary or the Trinity), their prayers will be answered;

“if two of you on earth agree to ask anything at all, it will be granted to you by my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:19)

The believers will be answered;

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)

Worshippers will be answered;

“The Lord said, “Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.” (John 9:31)

We see that in general the righteous will be granted redemption upon request. Based on these prerequisites, the actions and words of Jesus amply qualify him for rescue.

We then see Jesus did indeed attempt to collect his due by praying for God to extricate him;

“And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (Matthew 26:39), (Mark 14:36), and (Luke 22:42)

Here, Jesus facing execution, prays to God for freedom, yet contrary to all the promises that the righteous will be saved; Jesus’ desperate prayer is forsaken;

“With a loud cry Jesus died.” (Mark 15:37) and (Matthew 27:50)

Here Jesus cries a second time, with no words recorded, and dies, while in Luke and John, contrary words were reported, yet the outcome was the same, death.

“Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father! In your hands I place my spirit!” He said this and died.” (Luke 23:46) Or “Jesus drank the wine and said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30)

In three of the four, Jesus cried at least once and prayed to be saved. In two of the four, Jesus cried a second time. In all four Gospels, Jesus appeared to have died, displaying neglect on the part of God in regards to the prayers of Jesus.

Adding insult to injury, because of this apparent unanswered prayer in the Bible, Jesus is portrayed as a disbelieving, doubtful, anxious man, wishing to be rescued, then lashing out when rejected;

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la’ma sabach-tha’ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”” (Matthew 27:46)

Non-Christian religions see this unanswered prayer as a disqualification of Jesus, meaning, he did not fit the criteria to be saved, while the Quran teaches the Prayer of Jesus was answered.

Excuse; God wanted Jesus to die, that is why the prayers of Jesus to be saved were not answered.

Rebuttal: Here is where Christian apologetics confuse the Bible even more. On the one hand Christians claim Jesus is God, and as we have read, Jesus obviously wanted to be saved, therefore the triune god wanted to be saved from the cross. However, in order to explain the contradiction, the Christians try to have it both ways by saying at that moment, Jesus was not God, and the Real God did not want Jesus saved. They try to have their cake (sacrifice) and eat it too (salvation). Christians claim that their trinity is One God, if so, how could their ‘One God’ want two different things at that same moment? Here we uncover their fallacy because you cannot have One God fighting Himself to live.

Love: Allah, being the Ultimate Authority, has issued a verdict settling the crucifixion incident;

“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 differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not” (Quran 4:157)

Therefore, the Quran proves what Bible editors have been trying to hide, based on the differing testimonies from Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John, we the lawful jury find the defendants not guilty.

If the Christians love Jesus as much as they claim, the Christians would not insist Jesus was killed with all the conflicting evidence surrounding the murder, especially since he was found alive a few days later.

Turn cheek

Hate; Jesus said, “do not defend yourselves” (Matthew 5:39, Matthew 26:52) Vs Jesus said, “defend yourselves” (Luke 22:36)

Excuse; Some Biblical words are being taken literally instead of symbolically or metaphorically. “turn the other cheek.” Figuratively meant, “be moral”.

Rebuttal: Actually, turn the other cheek was a literal commandment because Jesus himself demonstrated this law;

“When he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness to the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?” (John 18:22-23)

Rather than attacking the officer or causing the officer to evaporate (since Christians claim Jesus is God), instead Jesus reasons with the guard.

This means that if your enemy strikes or attacks you, you are to allow him or her to attack you without striking back. You are to take the punishment without reacting. If the Christians in history allowed themselves to be attacked without retaliating as Jesus ordered, than there would be no Christians left today.

Love: The Quran saves the Bible regarding the rule given by Jesus by clarifying that when you are being attacked, it is best to have patience and forgiveness against the attack, But then if the attacks continue, than we are given the permission to love yourself by retaliating only with the equal amount of force that was used against us:

“And if you take your turn, then retaliate with the like of that with which you were afflicted; But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient.” (Quran 16:126)

Therefore, we are given the permission to repel attacks, to protect ourselves, although God prefers forgiveness.

Mary a Virgin or Young woman?

Hate; Jews and Christians argue among themselves regarding the use of (Isaiah 7:14) as a confirmation to the birth of Jesus;

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel,” (Isaiah 7:14).

Yet Hebrew scholars attest that this passage is speaking of a maiden, not a virgin, thus concluding this is not a prophecy.

The problem is dealing with the Hebrew word for virgin, which is “almah”.  According to the Strong’s Concordance it means, “virgin, young woman 1a) of marriageable age 1b) maid or newly married.”  Therefore, the word “almah” does not always mean virgin.  Additionally, there is a more accurate Hebrew word for virgin:  “bethulah”.

Excuse; Both have valid arguments against each other.

Rebuttal: In the days of Jesus, adultery laws were extremely strict, even deadly. Therefore, unless the maiden was identified as a married woman, then 99% of the time, she was a virgin.

Note; she was not called a harlot or adulterous as unmarried promiscuous women were labeled in the Bible, further proving she is a virgin as the majority of young women were during the days of Jesus.

Love: The Quran crystallizes the fact that the mother of Jesus; Mary was a virgin:

“And Mary the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout (servants).” (Quran 66:12)

Thus the honor and respect for Jesus’ mother is established.

 

Demonizing Jesus

Hate; In an apparent oversight within the Bible, Jesus professes to be Lucifer, a serious flaw absent from the Quran.

Jesus and Satan in the Bible both have the same name; “Morning Star”

“King of Babylon, bright morning star, you have fallen from heaven! In the past you conquered nations, but now you have been thrown to the ground.” (Isaiah 14:12)

 

Even the KJV OT Hebrew Lexicon states “morning star” means; Lucifer, light-bearer, king of Babylon and Satan.

Shockingly, Jesus then attributes this title to himself;

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give witness to you of these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16)

Christians often use this method of self-ascription by Jesus in attempts to prove Jesus’ divinity, for example;

“God said to Moses, “I am who I am”. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: `I am’ has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)

These Christians then link Exodus to try to explain that Jesus is God;

“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “Before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58)

By the same Christian logic of transferring descriptive analogies from one Character in the Bible to another, Jesus is also personified as Satan.

Excuse; Mistranslation.

Rebuttal: Here we see how a mistranslation can transform Jesus from a righteous Prophet into Satan, thus demonstrating the dangers and scope of errors in the Bible.

Love: In conclusion, while the Bible mistakenly demonizes Jesus, while the Quran calls Jesus: “The statement of the truth” (Quran 19:34), “Servant of God” (Quran 19:31) “The Messiah (Quran 9:31), and “with the spirit from God” (Quran 4:171).

Did Jesus lie?

Hate; According to the Bible, Jesus is recorded as committing a lie;

“(Jesus said) “Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee; but after his brothers had gone to the festival, he went also, not openly, but in secret.” (John 7:8-10)

Excuse; it was not a lie because Jesus did not go in the fashion the brothers wanted him to, they wanted Jesus to go openly and Jesus went privately.

Rebuttal: The issue is not the walking technique of Jesus, the subject is that Jesus stated, “I’m not going”, and as soon as the brothers left, Jesus broke his word and went.

Love: The Quran does not confirm that such a lie occurred, instead the Quran states that Jesus is the word of God, hence the Truth and a statement of Truth:

“Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah” (Quran 3:45)

 

“Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.” (Quran 19:34)

Witness True?

Hate; The testimony of Jesus was true (John 8:14) Vs The testimony of Jesus was false (John 5:31)

Excuse; All men are liars, thus Jesus the man was a false witness before the Jews, but Jesus the God was a true witness.

Rebuttal: Here the apologetics give us more confusion. A liar cannot be an honest man. And an honest man is not a liar. Yes, an honest man can lie but it would be degrading to call God a liar or –false witness-.

Love: The Holy Quran explains that Jesus was not God but that his witness is True. Jesus is assigned by God in the Quran to be a witness and never states that Christ’s witness is false:

“And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;” (Quran 4:159)

Sent to World?

Hate; Do not preach to the Samaritans (Matthew 10:5-6) Vs Preach to the Samaritans (John 4:4-41, Acts 8:5, 14, 15, 25)

Excuse; both are correct; at first Jesus came for Jews only, after the Jews rejected Jesus, and the assumed resurrection, they were to preach to the Gentiles as Paul explains;

“to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16)

Rebuttal: There are multi-problems with this excuse;

First, why not go to the gentiles from the start, especially when Jesus spent 10 years in Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23).

Second, Christians claim Jesus is God, and the Bible says that God does not change His mind (1 Samuel 15:29); Therefore Jesus cannot go from cursing gentiles to saving them.

Third, When Jesus was presumably resurrected, he could have traveled around the world preaching, instead he stayed in –Israel-.

Forth, after the resurrection and even after Jesus left the earth, the disciples were still instructed not to preach to gentiles (Acts 11:2-3)

Love: The Quran clarifies that Jesus was only sent to the children of Israel:

“And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said: “O Children of Israel! I am the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me, and giving Glad Tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.” But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, “this is evident sorcery!” (Quran 61:6)

“And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the clear Signs, and the unbelievers among them said: ‘This is nothing but evident magic.’“ (Quran 5:110)

Christ Cursed?

Hate; Jesus is cursed (Galatians 3:13) Vs Jesus is not cursed (Psalms 72:17)

Excuse; Jesus was both; cursed on earth and blessed in Heaven.

Rebuttal: the apologetics are willing to stoop to new depths to avoid a disparity. It’s shocking that they’re willing to call their presumed God and savior “Cursed” while the Bible says it’s Satan who’s the cursed one (Genesis 3:14).

Love: The Quran corrects the Biblical insult on Prophet Jesus by saying Jesus was blessed on earth and the Afterlife:

“Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah” (Quran 3:45)

Descended to Hell?

Hate; Jesus descended to Hell;

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” (1 Peter 3:18–20)

Note; (1 Peter 3:18–20) is reiterated in the (Apostles’ Creed) as “[Jesus] who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, buried and descended into hell.”

Vs

Jesus ascended to Heaven (Luke 23:43)

Excuse; the doomed in (1 Peter 3:18 – 20) were angels in Heaven that Jesus tried to save; therefore Jesus went to Heaven, not Hell.

Rebuttal: To claim Jesus was trying to save angels to avoid the embarrassing Biblical claim that Jesus descended to Hell rather than Heaven, is an affront to the obvious Bible passages and creed that say otherwise. Selective reading will not grant escape from Jesus descending to Hell in the Bible.

First, the reason why the unsaved souls in (1 Peter 3:18–20) were not angels is because they were from “days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared”. We know that angels were created before men (Job 38:4-7).

Second, we know Jesus was not rescuing unsaved angels in Heaven because according to the Bible; Heaven is a place for the righteous while the abode for unsaved angels is “Hell” (Matthew 25:41).

In (2 Peter 2:4), the imprisoned angels are in “Tartarus”, a Greek word used to describe a place ‘Lower than Hell’. Therefore, in an effort to defend Jesus from being in Hell, they have exposed Jesus to be in “Tartarus”, a place lower than Hell.

Note; Some Christians try to insinuate that the Holy Quran suggests that Jesus will go to Hell because those who worship idols and their idols will go to Hell (Quran 21:98). The Jesus in the Gospel is similar yet different from the Jesus in the Quran in that there is no ambiguity concerning the entity of Jesus. The Islamic Jesus will not go to Hell, because Muslims do not worship the Quranic Jesus. The idols referenced in the Holy Quran may be the crosses and statues sprawled across most Churches.

Love: The Quran corrects the Biblical insult on Prophet Jesus by saying Jesus went to Heaven, not Hell:

“Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise” (Quran 4:158)

Hypocrite?

Hate; The Bible insults Jesus by portraying him as a hypocrite. Jesus in the Bible says; ‘Anyone who calls another a fool is liable to Hell’. (Matthew 5:22) while shortly afterwards, Jesus says that anyone who hears his words and does not do them is a fool. (Matthew 7:26)

Moving forward, (Matthew 23:17-19) Jesus twice calls the Pharisees blind fools. (Matthew 25:2-3, 8) Jesus compares the maidens who took no oil to fools. Thus, Jesus hypocritically commits the same sin he preached against in the Bible.

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means

Rebuttal: The word “fool” has no dual meaning. Whether the phrase is said angrily or softly, (which Jesus said in both tones), the word still has the same meaning.

Love: God clears Jesus of hypocrisy in the Holy Quran. The Quran clarifies that Jesus was upright, honorable, and spoke the Good News from Allah, not profanity:

“I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.” (Quran 43:63)

“Then We caused Our messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow, and gave him the Gospel, and placed compassion and mercy in the hearts of those who followed him. But monasticism they invented. We ordained it not for them. Only seeking Allah’s pleasure, and they observed it not with right observance. So We give those of them who believe their reward, but many of them are evil livers.” (Quran 57:27)

“O ye who believe! Be Allah’s helpers, even as Jesus son of Mary said unto the disciples: Who are my helpers for Allah? They said: We are Allah’s helpers. And a party of the Children of Israel believed, while a party disbelieved. Then We strengthened those who believed against their foe, and they became the uppermost.” (Quran 61:14)

Forgiveness before Jesus?

Hate; People before Jesus went to Heaven (2 Kings 2:11) Vs No one will go to Heaven unless they accept Jesus (John 10:9, 14:6).

Excuse; The Bible confirms that previous prophets believed in God (James 2:23), which is the same as believing in Jesus.

Rebuttal: According to Paul, believing in Jesus was not enough; one had to accept the supposed blood sacrifice of Jesus (Romans 5:9) which was impossible for previous people to postulate because Jesus had not yet come to earth.

Love: The Holy Quran displays a loving system of salvation, which gives accountability to past and future creations of God.

“… No laden soul will bear another’s load.” (Quran 39:7)

And

“Surely Allah does not do injustice to the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.” (Quran 4:40)

Abolished the Laws?

Hate; Jesus did not come to abolish the law. (Matthew 5:17-19, Luke 16:17) Vs Jesus did abolish the law. (Ephesians 2:13-15, Hebrews 7:18-19)

Excuse; The laws were supposed to be followed until the resurrection, after the resurrection, the laws were done away with;

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us” (1 Corinthians 5:7)

Rebuttal: It is a faulty notion to claim the laws, which were followed for millenniums, were only made to be temporary. Both the God of Abraham and Jesus state the laws are forever;

“Everlasting” ,”For All Generations”, “a Perpetual Ordinance “ (Exodus 27:21; 28:43; 29:28; 30:21; 31:17; Leviticus 6:18, 22; 7:34, 36; 10:9, 15; 17:7; 23:14, 21, 41; 24:3; Numbers 10:8; 15:15; 18:8, 11, 19, 23; 19:10; Deuteronomy 5:29; Psalms 119:160) and is not to be changed or taken away from (Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32).

Jesus confirms the Laws are for all generations and everlasting by following the laws (Matthew 8:4, 26:19, John 7:10).

Actions speak louder than words and besides the actions of Jesus keeping the Everlasting Laws, Jesus also states;

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17-18)

In conclusion, the God of Abraham in the Bible, the Prophets, and the Messiah all say the Laws are unending. The Righteous have one Enemy, he who leads people astray through lethargy.

Love: God through the Holy Quran explains that it is a combination of Faith and Works that gives us Salvation:

“For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).” (Quran 13:14)

The Holy Quran explains that works are to our benefit:

“O you whose hearts have been touched with the divine hand: When you intend to stand before God for performing your act of worship, then ablution becomes a duty. Wash your faces, your hands and the forearms up to the elbows, and with your wet hands wipe your heads, then wash your feet to the ankles….God does not intend to put you in difficulty but only to make you sound headed men of proper discipline and excellent mind, and to set you upon a course of purity of thought and action, for the actions of men are best interpreters of their thoughts, and He means to make all grace abound in you that you may hopefully actuate yourselves with the feeling of gratitude and gratefulness and lift Him your inward sight.” (Quran 5:6)

The Holy Quran teaches us that Jesus came only to clarify the previous scripture, not to change it, and to promote the most important law, to worship our Creator:

“When Jesus came with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), he said: I have come unto you with wisdom, and to make plain some of that concerning which ye differ. So keep your duty to Allah, and obey me.”

“For Allah, He is my Lord and your Lord: so worship ye Him: this is a Straight Way.” (Quran 43:63-64)

(VIII.) Trinity

Jesus was not a caring, watchful, or competent God as detailed in the Bible

The Holy One?

Hate; “We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God. (John 6:69) Vs “And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” (Mark 10:18)

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. Astoundingly, apologetics reinterpret (Mark 10:18) to say; ‘do you realize your calling me God’

Rebuttal: The Bible scholars ignore the context yet the preceding passage debunks their distortion;

“a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, good teacher” (Mark 10:17)

Therefore, Jesus was being called a teacher, as were other men including Barnabas and Simeon (Acts 13:1)

In fact, according to Paul, a “teacher” is fourth in the chain of authority;

“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” (1 Corinthians 12:28)

The first is God, second are the apostles (obviously Paul thinks highly of himself), and third in line of religiousness are the Prophets, and Fourth are the Teachers. Therefore, it is a far stretch for the Bible scholars to take the word “teacher” in (Mark 10:17) and make it jump to the head of the Spiritual line.

Thus, the man approaching Jesus had no objective of calling Jesus “divine”; instead, the man was simply complimenting Jesus as “smart”.

A “good teacher” is smart, informed, and knowledgeable. At this point, Jesus refuted the man saying, “Only God is good”, meaning; only God has all the knowledge, above all others in wisdom. We understand this meaning as it is repeated by Jesus in this passages;

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

And

“So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me” (John 7:16)

The second reason we know the word “teacher” in (Mark 10:17) has no Divine significance is because throughout the entire Bible, God is never referred to with the noun: “Teacher”.

In conclusion, for Christians to warp a passage where Jesus is clearly denying being the Holy One (and does not deny being a “teacher” – the fourth in line of religious stature-), is a disservice to humanity.

Love: “Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.” (Quran 59:23)

The Peace?

Hate; “God was pleased through him to reconcile to himself all things by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19, 20) Vs “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matthew 10:34)

Excuse; that is what it says but that is not what it means; there is a distinction between the purpose and the result.

Rebuttal; We still see that even if we only focus on the result (rather than the purpose to “send a sword to earth”); Jesus came and left us with commotion since his birth.

“He gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its neighborhood who were two years old and younger-this was done in accordance with what he had learned from the visitors about the time when the star had appeared.” (Matthew 2:16)

And after Jesus departed;

“Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.” (Acts 14:19)

We see that when Jesus came to the earth and when he departed from the earth, there was commotion as was the case with all Prophets and no peace, even to this day, wars continue. The farfetched claim that Jesus reconciled “all things” by “making peace through his blood” possesses any validity. “All things” were and are not at peace as the Bible claims Jesus established.

Love: The Holy Quran clarifies that God, unlike Jesus, can truly bring peace but that peace is conditional on the humans’ freedom to choose peace. If humans seek love, they will receive love, so the Quran gives us multiple corrections in that 1) there was no unconditional blood sacrifice in the Quran and 2) God teaches how to Truly attain Peace in the Quran:

“And remember Abraham said: “My Lord, make this a City of Peace, and feed its people with fruits,-such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.” He answered: As for him who disbelieveth, I shall leave him in contentment for a while, then I shall compel him to the doom of Fire – a hapless journey’s end!” (Quran 2:126)

Therefore, God answered the prayer of Prophet Abraham, but specified the conditions for peace.

“Wherewith Allah guideth him who seeks His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth them to a path that is straight.” (Quran 5:16)

Peace is not granted unconditionally to everyone through a blood sacrifice as the Bible claims; instead, there are various realistic conditions to receive Peace from the Giver of Peace:

“But if the enemy inclines towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).” (Quran 8:61)

Other than the conditions for peace on earth, the Quran clarifies that the ultimate place of Peace is in Heaven, where tranquility is truly conciliated:

“(This will be) their cry therein: “Glory to Thee, O Allah!” And “Peace” will be their greeting therein! and the close of their cry will be: “Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!” (Quran 10:10)

“But Allah doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight.” (Quran 10:25)

In conclusion, God clarifies 1) peace on earth is conditional 2) those who sincerely seek peace will receive peace; 3) the ultimate place of peace is Heaven. Finally, unlike Jesus, God in the Quran is the Source of Peace:

“Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him. (Quran 59:23)

Trusted?

Hate; “Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1) Vs “(Jesus said) “Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee; but after his brothers had gone to the festival, he went also, not openly, but in secret.” (John 7:8-10)

Excuse; It was not a lie because Jesus did not go in the fashion the brothers wanted him to, they wanted Jesus to go openly, and Jesus went privately.

Rebuttal: The issue is not whether Jesus was intending to go privately instead of out in the open, the subject is that Jesus claimed to have stated “I’m not going”, and as soon as the brothers left, In the Bible, Jesus is depicted to have broken his word and went.

Love: We see from the Quran we can consistently put our Trust in God “And put thy trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate his praise; and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants” (Quran 25:58)

And

“(But) among (their) Allah-fearing men were two on whom Allah had bestowed His grace: They said: “Assault them at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be yours; But on Allah put your trust if ye have faith.” (Quran 5:23)

And

“Our Lord can reach out to the utmost recesses of things by His knowledge. In the Allah is our trust. our Lord! decide Thou between us and our people in truth, for Thou art the best to decide.” (Quran 7:89)

We see that Allah has and is Trusted while even as Jesus was allegedly on the cross, he was not trusted in (Mark 15:32)

The Protector?

Hate; The Bible alleges that those who are one with Jesus will be protected by Jesus “I am the gate: whoever enters through me will be kept safe.” (John 10:9)

Besides the fact that according to the Bible, Jesus did not even protect himself (irrespective of repeated efforts) on the cross – we also witness that the self proclaimed number one apostle of Jesus; [Paul] was also not kept safe, despite the alleged promise of safety from Jesus;

“Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead.” (Acts 14:19)

Therefore, Jesus did not have the sole power to be a protector for himself or those devoted to him.

Excuse; God wanted Jesus to die, which is why the prayers by Jesus to protect himself were not answered.

Rebuttal: Here is where Christian apologetics confuse the Bible even more. On the one hand, Christians claim Jesus is God, and as we have read, Jesus obviously wanted to be saved; therefore, it would seem that triune god wanted to be protected from the cross.

Nevertheless, in order to explain the contradiction, the Christians try to have it both ways by saying at that moment, Jesus was not God, and the Real God did not want Jesus saved.

The Christians try to have their cake (sacrifice) and eat it too (salvation). Christians claim that their trinity is One God, if so, how could their ‘One God’ want two different things at that same moment? Here we uncover the fallacy because you cannot have One God fighting Himself to live.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects this multi-mistake in the Bible by stating:

“Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light. Of those who reject faith the patrons are the evil ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire, to dwell. (Quran 2:257) and God’s Protection Power extended to Jesus the moment Jesus asked to be protected (Quran 4:157) as the Protection of God in the Quran extended to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):

“Muhammad (pbuh) was sitting under a tree when a pagan with a sword approached him to kill him, the pagan asked ‘who will protect you’, Muhammad (pbuh) replied “Allah”, at this moment, the pagan lunged forward at Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) tripped on a stump and dropped the sword which Muhammad (pbuh) picked up and gave it back to the pagan and asked the pagan, “who would have protected you”, the pagan replied ‘no, one’, from that day on, the pagan became a Muslim and one of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)’s closest companions. (Volume 5, Book 59, Number 460: Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah)

The Forgiver?

Hate; In one Gospel, there is the claim; “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” (Mark 2:10) While in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus proves he has no authority to forgive;

“And Jesus said Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

This passage demonstrates that Jesus himself did not have the unconstrained power to forgive. Jesus also confirms his lack of power;

“To sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father” (Matthew 20:23)

Love: “Say: “If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran 3:31)

The Omniscient?

Hate; “Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom an knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3) Vs Jesus unaware of where the body of Lazarus is; “And [Jesus] said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.” (John 11:34) and “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

Excuse; Due to Jesus being in ‘flesh-man form’, he did not know everything.

Rebuttal: Here we have another confession from the Bible scholars that Jesus was not equal to God, therefore discrediting trinity. In order to justify (Mark 13:32), they confirm the contradiction in (Colossians 2:3) that claims Jesus knows everything while Jesus himself acknowledged ignorance.

Love: “Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).” (Quran 27:65)

And

“Say: “Allah knows best how long they stayed: with Him is (the knowledge of) the secrets of the heavens and the earth: how clearly He sees, how finely He hears (everything)! They have no protector other than Him; nor does He share His Command with any person whatsoever.” (Quran 18:26)

The Appreciative?

Hate; “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” (Revelation 22:12) Vs “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:22-23)

Excuse; None available.

Love: While Jesus in the Bible does not give -any- credit to those who do some good, the Holy Quran shows how God gives us accountability and appreciation:

“That is (the Bounty) whereof Allah gives Glad Tidings to His Servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say: “No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin.” And if any one earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).” (Quran 42:23)

And

“For He will pay them their wages, nay, He will give them (even) more out of His Bounty: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).” (Quran 35:30)

And

“If you set apart for Allah a goodly portion, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing” (Quran 64:17)

The Strong?

Hate; “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself – encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) Vs “And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” (Matthew 27:32)

Note; According to most Bible commentaries, including the Matthew Henry Complete Commentary, the Romans gave the cross to Simon because: 1) it was too heavy for Jesus. 2) The added weight of the cross caused Jesus to swoon and the Romans feared that Jesus might faint or die before reaching the cross.

Excuse; In an attempt to avoid the contradiction in (John 19:17) which does not mention Simon helping Jesus with the cross, apologetics concede that both Simon and Jesus carried the cross because it was too heavy and Jesus was –too weak- to carry the cross.

Rebuttal: It is agreed that Jesus was –too weak- to carry the cross himself for men have weaknesses whereas God does not.

Love: The Holy Quran shows God has no weakness as in the Bible:

“No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is strong and able to Carry out His Will.” (Quran 22:74)

And

“Allah is gracious unto His servants. He provideth for whom He will. And He is the Strong, the Mighty.” (Quran 42:19)

The Watchful?

Hate; “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. (John 10:14; 19) Vs Jesus unaware of where the body of Lazarus is; “And [Jesus] said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.” (John 11:34)

Excuse; Trinitarians concede that because Jesus was in ‘flesh-man form’, he could –not- watch everything.

Rebuttal: It is agreed that Jesus could not watch everything as other Trinitarians attempt to assert.

Love: The Holy Quran clarifies Allah watches over all of us:

“O people! be careful of (your duty to) your Lord, Who created you from a single being and created its mate of the same (kind) and spread from these two, many men and women; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, by Whom you demand one of another (your rights), and (to) the ties of relationship; surely Allah ever watches over you.” (Quran 4:1)

Answers Prayers?

Hate; “You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it. (John 14:14) Vs Jesus apparently praying to himself or was it to God to be saved from the cross according to the Trinitarians;

“about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)

Excuse; God wanted Jesus to die, which is why the prayers of Jesus to be saved were not answered.

Rebuttal: Here is where Christian apologetics confuse the Bible even more. On the one hand, Christians claim Jesus is God, and as we have read, Jesus obviously wanted to be saved; therefore the Christian’s Triune God wanted to be saved from the cross. However, in order to explain the contradiction, the Christians try to have it both ways by saying at that moment, Jesus was not God, and the Real God did not want Jesus saved. They try to have their cake (sacrifice) and eat it too (salvation). Christians claim that their trinity is One God, if so, how could their ‘One God’ want two different things at that same moment? Here we uncover their fallacy because you cannot have One God fighting Himself to live.

Love: God in the Holy Quran differentiates between the good and bad beings in regards to answering prayers:

“And your Lord says: “Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer): but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell – in humiliation!” (Quran 40:60)

The Equitable?

Hate; “This was the true light that gives light to every man who comes into the world.” (John 1:9) Vs A woman of Canaan when she sought blessings for her daughter:

“But he answered and said, I am sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 15:24)

Even when she asked for help and begged, she was told:

“It is not meet to take the children’s bread and to cast it to dogs.” (Matthew 15:26)

In the Bible, it shows that eventually, Jesus helped her but after delaying, arguing, and slandering her with the insult “bitch”.

Excuse; 1st) that is what it says but that is not what it means. Jesus was using metaphors common towards gentiles (non-Jews). 2nd) Jesus was making an example of her to the disciples that gentiles should be blessed too.

Rebuttal: 1st) Whether a Jew or gentile, such metaphors are insulting and an additional barrier to cross to receive a blessing. The blessing is delayed because of her ethnicity. 2nd) In the Bible, Jesus was obviously not trying to teach anything to his disciples about gentiles other than to continue to avoid them and avoid giving them blessings;

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 10:5-6)

Even after Jesus departed;

“Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.” (Acts 11:19)

Love: God in the Holy Quran is swift in rewarding all people who have sought reward:

“And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), those who believe in Allah, and that which has been revealed to you and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah: They will not sell the Revelations of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.” (Quran 3:199)

And

“Or do those who have wrought evil deeds think that We shall make them equal with those who believe and do righteous deeds, – that their life and their death shall be equal? Bad is their judgment!” (Quran 45:21)

The Gatherer?

Hate; “Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:20) and “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also.” (John 10:16) Vs When an armed group came to apprehend Jesus, the disciples of Jesus instead of staying by the side and security of Christ, instead the disciples, disowned, dispersed and ran away from Christ:

“And they all forsook him, and fled.” (Mark 14:50)

Excuse; all those with Jesus were supposed to -scatter away- from him as a fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 13:7).

Rebuttal: First, if indeed it was predicted that all the followers of Christ would abandon him, then this prediction confirms Jesus is not a gatherer; instead, the fear of being associated with Christ makes him a disperser. Second, a closer look at (Zechariah 13:7) dispels the notion that the character foretold is Jesus;

“And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.” (Zechariah 13:3)

We see from the preceding passage that the individual foretold was born by a man and woman, while Jesus had no father, second, Mary believed Jesus because angel Gabriel foretold her of Jesus.

In conclusion, whether the desertion by the disciples was foretold or not, in either case, the fact remains that Jesus is not a gatherer, instead he caused many men to flee away from him as was the case with many of the righteous Prophets, who were sent with the message of God, for only God could gather all of the humans, not a messenger.

Love: Over one billion Muslims gather everyday shoulder to shoulder and foot to foot, to praise our Creator:

“Our Lord! Thou art He that will gather mankind together against a day about which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise.” (Quran 3:9)

The Granter of Security?

Hate; “Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail.” (Luke 22:31-32) Vs “And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:13, Matthew 4:1, Luke 4:2).

In addition, the Bible states that Jesus was tempted by the Devil in all aspects of his life;

“For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

Therefore, Jesus cannot protect us from the Devil when Jesus himself is tempted by Satan.

Excuse; Due to Jesus being in the flesh form, he was susceptible to temptation.

Rebuttal: Here the Trinitarians confess Jesus was tempted, thus contradicting themselves regarding the divinity of Christ because the Bible also says God cannot be tempted;

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one” (James 1:13)

In conclusion, the Trinitarians are repeatedly telling us that Jesus is God while in the process; they are creating even more contradictions with in the Bible. Jesus by the characterization of his temptation cannot protect us from Satan when Christ himself is enticed.

Love: God, the Holy One in the Quran is our True Protector:

“Secret counsels are only (inspired) by the Devil, in order that he may cause grief to the Believers; but he cannot harm them in the least, except as Allah permits; and on Allah let the Believers put their trust.” (Quran 58:10)

The Guide?

Hate; “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:3-4) Vs “Then Jesus ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.” (Matthew 16:20; 8:4, 17:9, Mark 7:36, 8:30, 9:9, Luke 5:14, 8:56, 9:21).

Excuse; 1st) you must understand the context of the verse. Jesus did not want to tell anyone until he rose from the dead. 2nd) Jesus did not want to be overwhelmed with followers (Mark 7:36)

Rebuttal: 1st) Jesus, In the Bible, contradicted his own command because he told some that he was the Messiah before the crucifixion;

“The woman saith to him, I know that Messiah cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith to her, I that speak to thee am he.” (John 4:25-26)

And

“But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again, the high priest asked him, and said to him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am….” (Mark 14:61-62)

Therefore the first excuse is invalidated because in the Bible, Jesus himself contradicted that command and excuse and did not ask or prevent the woman he confessed to from telling others (John 4:28-29).

2nd) If Jesus did not want to be overwhelmed with followers, then this also invalidates him as an ultimate and true source of guidance because the True Guide wants everyone to know the Truth.

Love: God in the Quran is the True Guide:

“Thus have We made for every prophet an enemy among the sinners: but enough is thy Lord to guide and to help.” (Quran 25:31)

The Patient?

Hate; “I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.” (1 Timothy 1:16) Vs Jesus showing an extreme lack of patience by supposedly cursing a fig tree for not producing fruit out of season;

“he [Jesus] felt hungry, and, noticing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. But when he came there he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs” (Mark 11:12-14).

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. The fig tree symbolizes Israel and Jesus was frustrated and cursed Israel for not producing fruit.

Rebuttal: There are multiple errors with this excuse besides it’s admission that Jesus is not patient. First, as we know at this point, Jesus told his disciples not to preach to Israel yet, so it is illogical to curse Israel before Jesus even tries to save Israel. Second, the phrase “not yet in season” would also conflict with the excuse that the fig tree is a metaphor for Israel. As Biblical commentaries confess, Jesus was simply hungry and –could not wait-.

Love: God in the Holy Quran does not become inpatient as Jesus does. God is characterized in the Quran by infinite patience:

“If Allah were to punish men according to what they deserve. He would not leave on the back of the (earth) a single living creature: but He gives them respite for a stated Term: when their Term expires, verily Allah has in His sight all His Servants.” (Quran 35:45)

And

“O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere.” (Quran 2:153)

The Provider?

Hate; “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35) Vs Jesus in a major contradiction does not even provide for himself when he is –hungry-;

“he [Jesus] felt hungry, and, noticing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. But when he came there he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season for figs” (Mark 11:12-14).

Excuse; 1st) That is what it says but that is not what it means. The fig tree symbolizes Israel and Jesus was frustrated and cursed Israel for not producing fruit. 2nd) Jesus was speaking of spiritual hunger, not physical hunger.

Rebuttal: 1st) There are multiple errors with this excuse besides it’s admission that Jesus does not feed his own hunger for as we all know God is Self Sufficient. First, as we know at this point, Jesus told his disciples not to preach to Israel yet, so it is illogical to curse Israel before Jesus even tries to save Israel. Second, the phrase “not yet in season” would also conflict with the excuse that the fig tree is a metaphor for Israel. As Biblical commentaries confess, Jesus was simply hungry and –could not wait-; Third, instead of making the tree bear fruit, Jesus cursed it so that it would not feed his hunger or the hunger of his disciples ever again.

2nd) Jesus also lacked to provide himself with spiritual hunger as well in the Bible for after passionate praying, Jesus says;

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46)

Furthermore, physical hunger is in fact intertwined with spiritual hunger, as Jesus uses food as metaphors, Jesus also goes in the desert to abstain from food as a spiritual challenge;

“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and nights, Jesus was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2)

Love: We see in the Quran that God is the Provider for everyone, including Jesus (Quran 4:157):

“No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, – Lord of Power, – Steadfast (for ever).” (Quran 51:57-58)

Here Allah clarifies that He does not need any food from any creature (including trees), and Allah is the one who provides contentment to all. Furthermore, the context of these verses implies the “sustenance” can be spiritual or physical: “Woe, then, to the Unbelievers…” (Quran 51:60)

The Everlasting?

Hate; “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Vs We see that Jesus the man ceased to exist;

“With a loud cry Jesus died.” (Mark 15:37)

Excuse; Jesus had to die to fulfill scripture.

Rebuttal: This confirms Jesus was not everlasting, which affirms that as a man, Jesus was not God.

Love: The Holy Quran describes a True Everlasting God:

“Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep.” (Quran 2:255)

Therefore, not only does God in the Quran not die, but God does not even sleep!

And

“Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal.” (Quran 3:2)

And

“And put thy trust in Him Who lives and dies not; and celebrate his praise; and enough is He to be acquainted with the faults of His servants” (Quran 25:58)

God Afraid of us?

Hate; “If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God; Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.” (Deuteronomy 28:58-59)

And Jesus speaking about himself according to Trinitarians;

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28, Luke 8:50, 12:4) Vs “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.” (John 7:1)

“Then they took up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.” (John 8:59)

And

“While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.” (John 12:36-37)

From childhood, Jesus hid over 10 years in Egypt to avoid death;

“Now when they were departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” (Matthew 2:13)

Excuse; 1st) It was not yet his time to die; “My hour has not yet come” (John 2:4; 8:20)

Rebuttal: Sacrificial lambs are supposed to be killed in their childhood;

“Your lamb must be a one-year-old male without any defects.” (Exodus 12:5)

We know that Jesus escaped from death during his childhood (Matthew 2:13)

Second, even when it was his so-called time, Jesus, displayed intense fear, crying out twice;

“Jesus again gave a loud cry and breathed his last.” (Matthew 27:50)

In conclusion, whether Jesus was supposed to die as a child or as an adult, every effort was made by him to avoid death.

Love: Unlike the Bible, the Quran exhibits a Fearless God;

“O Prophet! Fear Allah, and hearken not to the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites: verily Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.” (Quran 33:1)

“O Ye who believe! Put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger; but fear Allah: for Allah is He Who hears and knows all things.” (Quran 49:1)

(IX.) After Life

Besides the Bible forsaking humans in this life, there are also ways that the righteous will be forsaken in the After life, in contrast, the Quran gives overflowing and bounteous love in the Afterlife for the righteous.

How to remove Sin

Hate; Christians claim the only way to salvation is through blood; “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)

Vs

Multiple methods of removing sin; giving charity (Exodus 30:15-16) and (Numbers 31:50), incense (Numbers 16:46-47)

Excuse; None available.

Love: Islam teaches that there is no one single way to salvation for salvation comes from both works and faith:

“For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).” (Quran 13:14)

“They will say: “Did there not come to you your messengers with Clear Signs?” They will say, “Yes”. They will reply, “Then pray (as ye like)! But the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile wandering) in (mazes of) error!” (Quran 40:50)

“Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” (Quran 2:277)

Born Evil?

Hate; Children are born pure, without sin (Leviticus 11:44, 19:2, 20:7) Vs Children are born wicked sinners (Psalms 58:3)

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. (Psalms 58:3) is speaking about the potential to commit sin, not being an actual sinner.

Rebuttal: The language and context used is that of one who is a sinner, not of one who will be a sinner.

“The wicked are estranged from the womb” -not- “will be” (future tense), instead “are” (present tense)

“they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.”

not will go astray as adults.

Furthermore, Paul also adopts the absurdity that children are sinners by claiming;

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Romans 5:12)

Love: The Quran corrects the fallacy that children are inherently evil or have contracted sin of previous generations;

“We have indeed created man in the best of moulds.” (Quran 95:4)

“Every soul draws the wages of its acts on none But itself: no bearer of burdens can bear The burden of another.” (Quran 6:164)

“…No laden soul will bear another’s load. Then unto your Lord is your return; and He will tell you what ye used to do. Lo! He knoweth what is in the breasts (of men).” (Quran 39:7)

Equal Reward?

Hate; Jesus giving a parable of Heaven says that those who work harder for their reward will be equal to those who work less (Matthew 20:1-16) Vs “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work” (Revelation 22:12)

 

Excuse; That is what it says but that is not what it means. Some people do not have the opportunity to work as hard as others do, that is why in (Matthew 20), both were rewarded equally.

Rebuttal: The workers who only worked for one hour compared to those who worked for nine hours had the same opportunity to work as many hours as they would like but the one hour workers were not as inspired or motivated to find salvation as the ones who worked nine hours;

“For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1)

Here we see that the house owner went out “early in the morning” and found the workers who worked nine hours ready and willing to be saved. As the early bird catches the food, so may those who eagerly seek God‘s Mercy.

As for the workers who only worked one hour;

“And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle” (Matthew 20:6)

These one-hour workers did not bother to search for work until hours later, perhaps after a sinful day, and they only worked because of necessity rather than voluntarily as the morning workers. Thus we see both workers had the same opportunity to wake up early, but the ones who reluctantly worked were unfairly rewarded the same as those who readily worked.

Love: The Quran uplifts the Bible in that God is a fair Judge who gives us accountability:

“Surely Allah does not do injustice to the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.” (Quran 4:40)

Untouched Males?

Hate; In an affront to 99% of humans world wide, the Bible makes an incongruous declaration that only a certain race, and certain gender, and certain marital status will be in front of God;

“the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.  These are they which were -not defiled with women-; for they are virgins.” (Revelation 14:3-4)

Excuse; None available.

Love: The Holy Quran corrects this limitation of those who have the opportunity to go to Heaven by bluntly stating that Heaven is open for all and any who strive for it:

“If any do deeds of righteousness, – be they male or female – and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them.” (Quran 4:124)

Furthermore, being with a woman in a marital relationship is actually a blessing, not a defilement:

“Permitted to you, on the night of the fasts, is the approach to your wives. They are your garments and ye are their garments.” (Quran 2:187)

Poor a Curse?

Hate; Have wealth to pass along to your grandchildren (Proverbs 13:22, 1 Timothy 5:8) Vs Do not have any wealth (Matthew 6:19)

Excuse; Jesus never said to give it all away;

Rebuttal: Wrong, Jesus did say to “give it –all- away”; when a righteous person who kept all the commandments (Luke 18:21) asked Jesus how to attain eternal life, Jesus replied that the one single thing he lacked was;

“Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Luke 18:22)

Furthermore, in regards to storing treasures on earth, Jesus says;

“And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)

Peter confirms that the disciples gave away all they had;

“Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken –all-, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?” (Matthew 19:27)

And Jesus again reaffirms that for giving away all they had, they will be rewarded in Heaven;

“Jesus said to them, “You can be sure that when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the New Age, then you twelve followers of mine will also sit on thrones, to rule the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Matthew 19:28)

Therefore, we have a direct contradiction where Paul teaches to store treasures while Jesus teaches the righteous to give it all away.

Love: Being poor or rich in the Holy Quran is not a barometer of your righteousness, for we are meant to be tested with both poverty and riches:

“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere” (Quran 2:155)

And

“That which is on earth we have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them – as to which of them are best in conduct.” (Quran 18:7)

We are given many trials and tribulations and our Ultimate Treasure is in Heaven. Therefore being poor is not a curse nor are we damned because we don’t have to have so much money as to afford to “take care” of our grandchildren (Proverbs 13:22).

Reap what you sow?

Hate; Some sow wheat but reap thorns. (Jeremiah 12:13) Vs Some sow but will not reap anything. (Micah 6:15) Vs Some reap without sowing. (Matthew 25:26, Luke 19:22) Vs A man reaps what he sows. (2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7)

Excuse; The first are materialistic sowing, thus uneven, the last is afterlife spiritual sowing, thus even.

Rebuttal: This would be acceptable albeit for the passage stating that the righteous reap what they sow in this life, hence materialistic terms;

“Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.” (Proverbs 11:31) because (Matthew 25:26, Luke 19:22) speaks of the wicked materialistically getting more than the righteous.

Therefore, even if it is in materialistic terms, it is in contradiction to (Proverbs 11:31)

Love: The Quran is very clear that humans get what they deserve. In an accountable fashion, God is Fair and Bountiful. People are punished for the bad and greatly rewarded for the good:

“Surely Allah does not do injustice to the weight of an atom, and if it is a good deed He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.” (Quran 4:40)

One More Chance?

Hate; The Bible claims that once a believer loses faith, he or she can never return to God;

“For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God’s light; they tasted heaven’s gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; they knew from experience that God’s word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)

Excuse; Biblical theologians differ in their interpretation of these passages, some concede that salvation can be lost, others claim it is a mistranslation; ‘fall away’ should be ‘drift way’ indicating there is still hope.

Rebuttal: Whether [fall away or drift away], it is still “impossible” for one (v4) to return. Therefore, those apologetics offer false hope by ignoring the context.

Love: The Holy Quran acknowledges that people do “fall” or “drift” away from their religion, yet the Quran does not abandon people’s hopes as the Bible does, the Holy Quran explains that God gives us more than a single chance to repent and be saved:

“Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief,- Allah will not forgive them nor guide them nor guide them on the way.” (Quran 4:137)

In the Quran, those who drift away are given another chance. Unlike in the Bible, those who go astray from the straight path, even once, are not able to return back to God.

Saved Forever?

Hate; The Bible claims that salvation can be lost; “For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God’s light; they tasted heaven’s gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; they knew from experience that God’s word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)

Yet elsewhere, the Bible says salvation is permanent;

“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:28, Romans 8:38-39, Ephesians 1:13)

Excuse; Biblical theologians differ in their interpretation of these passages for some concede that salvation can be lost, others claim it is a mistranslation; ‘fall away’ should be ‘drift way’ indicating there is still hope.

Rebuttal: Whether [fall away or drift away], you are still –away-, hence it is possible to lose salvation as other parts of the Bible confirm;

“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” (Ezekiel 18:24)

And

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.” (2 Peter 2:20-21)

These two additional passages, besides proving that a believer can go astray, also go a step further by stating that apostates will suffer or even be killed. Their eternal destiny changes because they are no longer delivered and all their righteousness is erased.

 

Love: The Holy Quran affirms without contradiction that people do “fall” or “drift” away from their religion. Salvation is a lifetime goal. The Quran is not as discarding as the Bible, the Holy Quran explains that God gives us more than a single chance to repent and return:

“Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief,- Allah will not forgive them nor guide them nor guide them on the way.” (Quran 4:137)

Additional Ways

Unconditional Love?

Hate; The Bible teaches that God will love the sinners (Matthew 5:43-45, Romans 5:6 – 10, 8:38–39, ) Vs. God will not love the sinners (Hosea 9:15);

“I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.”

Excuse; None available.

Love: It would be a punishment on the Righteous if God loved the sinners, because then the Judgment of God would have no equitable value, and Heaven would be intertwined evil murderers along with their victims, making the potential of more violence and revenge in the Afterlife. Instead, God in the Quran is a fair Judge and gives love to those who do not reject the love of God:

“That He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of his Bounty. For He loves not those who reject Faith.” (Quran 30:45)

All Sins Equal?

Hate; Christians claim that all sins have an equal consequence, thus there is no difference between modesty or murder;

“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.” (James 2:10)

Vs.

“Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said. (Luke 7:41-43)

 

The “debt” refers to a person’s sin against God. There are many references in both the Old and New Testament on how various sins will be punished differently, proving that not all sins are equal. Some sins push us further away from God than others.

Excuse; None available.

Love: God in the Quran is a fair Judge who confronts us on a system of accountability, where every decimal of bad or good we do is taken into consideration for a verdict:

“On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done). Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it. (Quran 99:6-8)

Jews Unconditionally Chosen?

Hate; The Bible talks about the Jews as humans picked by God above all other humans and regardless of what they do, they are unconditionally chosen above all by God;

“For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people” (Deuteronomy 7:6-7)

God in the Bible did not choose Jews because they were sinless;

“Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stubborn people.” (Deuteronomy 9:6)

Instead, the Bible says that all Jews are unconditionally chosen above all other humans because of a promise made to their forefathers;

“But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 7:8)

Vs.

“Do you Israelites think you are more important to me than the Ethiopians ?” asks the LORD. “I brought you out of Egypt, but have I not done as much for other nations, too? I brought the Philistines from Crete and led the Arameans out of Kir” Amos 9:7

Excuse; None available.

Love: God states in the Quran that the favor towards Jews was conditional:

“And We gave (Clear) Warning to the Children of Israel in the Book, that twice would they do mischief on the earth and be elated with mighty arrogance (and twice would they be punished)! It may be that your Lord may (yet) show Mercy unto you; but if ye revert (to your sins), We shall revert (to Our punishments): And we have made Hell a prison for those who reject (all Faith). (Quran 17:4-8)

The Quran explains, it is not who you are, it is what you do that grants you favor with God, you are chosen for your belief, not your ethnicity:

“And there are, certainly, among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), those who believe in Allah, and that which has been revealed to you and in that which has been revealed to them, humbling themselves before Allah: They will not sell the Revelations of Allah for a miserable gain! For them is a reward with their Lord, and Allah is swift in account.” (Quran 3:199)

 

Necessary Dissention?

Hate; Christians claim that God needed to send Jesus to earth to know the temptations of the flesh in order to defeat it;

“Jesus returned from the Jordan full of the Holy Spirit and was led by the Spirit into the desert, where he was tempted by the Devil for forty days.” (Luke 4:1-2)

“For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh” (Romans 8:3)

Excuse; None available.

Correction: Allah is already the Omniscient; God did not need to send anyone to learn about your temptations.

God’s knowledge and love can reach us without Him coming down in human form, furthermore, why not love or care to understand the billions before and after Jesus was on earth.

Allah does not need to come down because He is already aware of everything that goes on everything and does not need to descend from the Heaven to see anything for He can already see it:
“It was We Who created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein.” (Quran 50:16)

Self Amputation?

Errancy; The Bible allows and even promotes self amputation;

“For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. (Matthew 19:12)

“Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee: cut them off, and cast them from thee.” Matthew 18:8

Excuse; The Bible was speaking figuratively

Rebuttal: Thousands throughout Christian history have become eunuch monks based on the motivation from the Bible. Earlier Christians believed those passages to be speaking literally, thus followed the literal advice. Furthermore, (Matthew 19:12) emphasizes the meaning is literal because it gives the example of those who are born eunuchs and then states those that become like them will have paradise. Although modern Christians may have secularized out of this early Christian norm, self amputation is still a well documented Christian phenomenon.

Correction: The Holy Quran teaches us to preserve and love ourselves:

“And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good.” (Quran 2:195)

“O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful! (Quran 4:29)

Islam teaches to pray and perform fasting to avoid temptations, rather than the horrid self amputation taught in the Bible.

“And seek assistance through patience and prayer, and most surely it is a hard thing except for the humble ones” (Quran 2:45)

Biblical Suicide?

Errancy; The Bible does not contain any laws against suicide, and instead has an abundant amount of characters (Mostly Prophets), wishing for and committing suicide without any rebuke or punishment for their suicidal tendencies;

Moses was in despair because of the complaints of the Israelites whom he was leading. The burden of leadership was too heavy for him to bear. He asked God “If You treat me like this, please kill me here and now…” (Numbers 11:12-15)

Samson had been chained to the two middle pillars of a temple. He pushed them apart. thereby knowingly causing the collapse of the building, and his own suicide. (Judges 16:29-30)

In a war against the Philistines, Saul’s sons Johnathan, Abinadab and Malchishua were killed, and Saul himself was seriously wounded. He asked his armor bearer to kill him, but his assistant refused. So he took a sword and fell on it. The armor bearer then also fell on his sword. Both committed suicide. (1 Samuel 31:4-6)

In an act of vicious religious intolerance, Elijah ordered 400 priests of Baal executed. Ahab went to Jezebel, telling her that Elijah had “executed all the prophets with the sword.” She swore to kill Elijah within the next 24 hours. Elijah fled for this life to Beersheba, went into the wilderness, and “prayed that he might die.” He said, “It is enough! Now, LORD, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!” (1 Kings 18:40 and 19:4)

God had threatened the destruction of the Nineveh, a city of 120,000 people. But the king and people of the city listened to Jonah, repented of their sins, and fasted. God changed his mind and did not destroy the city. Jonah was so angry at God’s display of mercy that he asked God to kill him, “for it is better for me to die than to live!” He repeated the same request to God on the next day. (Jonah 4:1-11)

Even in the Gospel; Paul is contemplating whether it is better to live or die. He is hard pressed to decide between the two, “having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you…yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.” (Philippians 1:20-26)

More Biblical suicides; (1 Kings 16:18), (2 Samuel 17:1-29), (Judges 9:52-54), (Matthew 27:5), (Revelation 9:1-10).

Excuse; 1st) the Bible says “Thou shalt not kill.” 2nd) the Bible says “Do not be a fool–why die before your time?” (Ecclesiastes 7:17b)

Rebuttal: 1st) The vague commandment “Thou shalt not kill” obviously cannot be interpreted literally, because people continually kill plants and animals for food. The context is interpreted as meaning that one should not murder another human being.

2nd) According to the “Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Bible Commentary”, (Ecclesiastes 7:17b) is warning God will be provoked to cut off prematurely thy day of grace (Romans 2:5), thus not a warning against suicide, furthermore, the context states in passage (7:15) that a wicked man can have a prolonged life, thus (7:17) is simply saying that the wicked should not feel safe as also explained in the “Matthew Henry Complete Commentary
on the Whole Bible”.

Correction: The Holy Quran does directly and specifically tell us to love ourselves by not killing ourselves;

“And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good.” (Quran 2:195)

“O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful! (Quran 4:29)

Biblical self hate;

Errancy; The Bible writers express self disgust at their job in writing the Bible;

“. . .ye have perverted the words of the living God. . .” (Jeremiah 23:36)

“How can you say, ‘We are wise, and  the law of the Lord is with us’? But,  behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.” (Jeremiah 8:8)

” And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.” (Jeremiah 14:14)

Even Jesus admits the Scribes omitted things from the Bible;

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. ” (Matthew 23:23)

Excuse; The scribes were talking about being corrupt on a different religious matter.

Rebuttal: Interestingly the Christians confess the Bible writers were corrupt, how then can we trust that they were corrupt in some religious matters and not others. Furthermore, the scribes specify that their “pens” turned the words of God into lies.

Correction: The Quran emits love and self confidence in the writing within:

“We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly Guard it (from corruption).  (Quran: 15:9)

“Say: Were the oceans ink for the Words of my Lord, the ocean would surely fail before the Words of my Lord fail; aye, though We brought as much ink again!” (Quran 18:110)

“No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it: It is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise.” (Quran 41:42)

 

“Nay, this is a Glorious Quran, (inscribed) in a Tablet Preserved!  (Quran: 85:21-22)

Reply to Polemics

The motivation of this book was to share the love of God from the Quran to all humans, especially the ones who make hateful claims against Islam without knowing the facts about Islam or even the facts about their own Bible.

In this section, we will list the most common accusations against Islam and their rebuttals.

Claim: The Quran says that men can beat their wives because of disobedience (Quran 4:34).

Reply: First, there is actually a sequence of events that must take place before the man is allowed to “beat” his wife as the context details. Second, the beating is taught in hadith as a light gesture like tap with a tooth brush like stick:

“I asked Ibn `Abbas: ‘What is the hitting that is ghayr al-mubarrih?’ He replied: ‘[With] the siwak (toothbrush like twig) and the like’.” Narrated by al-Tabari in his Tafsir (Dar al-Fikr reprint 5:68).

Al-Razi (3:222) mentions that as a rule (a) it must be a light beating and (b) the face must be avoided. He added that certain of the Shafi`i jurists said “a coiled scarf (mindil malfuf) or his hand may be used but not a whip nor a stick.”

Thus a last resort tap on the hand for being mutinous, rather than a Biblical chop of the hand for being protective (Deuteronomy 25:11-12).

Third, we are taught to be like prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who never beat any of his wives.

Claim; Muhammad (pbuh) ordered 900 Jews killed

Reply: The scenario of this past incident was that a particular group of Jews had broken a peace treaty and had joined forces with the enemies of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in a conspiracy to kill Muhammad (pbuh) and the other Muslims, in an act of self defense at a time of war, casualties resulted. Although according to historians, the number of 900 Jews is exaggerated; See http://www.Jews-for-Allah.org for more details.

Furthermore, while Bible followers make this “900” claim against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), they ignore the Biblical facts against Prophet Moses who ordered over “100,000” Jews killed; (Exodus 32:21-28, Numbers 16:41-49, Numbers 25:4,9, 2 Samuel 24:10-17, etc..)

Claim; Islam was spread by the sword

Reply: First of all, the Holy Quran clearly says “Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Quran 2:256) Thus we are commanded not to force people into Islam. Second, the claim that Islam is spread by the sword is only made by those oblivious to reality, today Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world in both the West and East, and not a single news story about anyone being forced to convert to Islam. Third, in the book “spread by the sword”, the (non-Muslim) historian De Lacy O’ Leary wrote: “History makes it clear, however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever accepted.” (Islam at the Crossroads, London, 1923, p. 8.).

Claim: Muslims are not to make friends with Jews or Christians (Quran 5:51)

Reply: The Arabic word used in this verse is “Awliyaa” which also means “Protector”. The context of this verse is warning against making “alliances/seeking protection” with the non-Muslim armies, which were intending to harm the Muslims. Thus, the order not to make alliances with non-Muslims is a broad military edict. Of course, on an individual level, Muslims are allowed to be friends with Jews and Muslims and even marry them:

“-(Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time (Jews and Christians)- (Quran 5:5)

Claim: Muslims hate Jesus, Islam is anti-Christ.

Reply: Muslims accept Jesus as the Messiah without the church dogma. Muslims love Jesus more than Christians according to the Meaning of True Love . This is because if you Love someone , you would care for them, rather than insist they were killed.

Christians and Muslims are in accord, consent, acknowledgment, corroboration, harmony , unanimity, solidarity, coexistence, attunement, settlement, compatibility, that Jesus was:

The statement of the truth (Quran 19:34) and (John 14:6)
A word of God (Quran 10:19) and (John 1:1)
Apostle of God (Quran 4:157) and (Hebrews 3:1)
A sign (Quran 19:21) and (Luke 2:34)
Born faultless (Quran 19:19) and (John 8:46)
Servant of God (Quran 19:31) and (Phalinthians 2:7)
Mary his Mother, was given glad tidings of the coming of
Jesus by Angel Gabriel (Quran 3:45) and (Luke 1:30)
Was born from a virgin (Quran 3:47) and (Luke 1:34)
Was the Messiah (Quran 9:31) and (John 1:41)
Preformed many miracles (Quran 5:110) and (Matthew 4:24)
Was with the spirit from God (Quran 4:171) and (Matthew 12:18)
Ascended to Heaven (Quran 3:55) and (John 3:13)
Will return to earth (Quran 19:33) and (Revelation 20:5)

Therefore, Muslims are not anti-Christs as a some Christian separatists teach, we are worshippers of the God of Abraham as our fellow Christians are. According to the English Dictionary, a Christian is one who believes Christ was sent by God, that’s why technically, Muslims are the largest group of Christians: approximately one and a half Billion, and the fastest growing Religion, outnumbering the one billion each Protestants and Catholics.

Claim: Muslims helped the Nazis

Reply: From Bernard Lewis to Maurice Pearlman, Israeli history revisionists label Muslims as Nazi supporters based on a lone Jerusalem Mufti’s (Haj Amin) acceptance of an invitation by Germany’s President; Adolph Hitler.

These are intelligent Jewish scholars, so there can be no other conclusion than that these Zionists are purposely ignoring historical facts such as the Palestine Regiment, a unit in which Jews and Muslims fought side-by-side against Hitler’s Nazis.

To ignore such a historic event of unity between Jews and Muslims, who fought one of the world’s greatest evils, is in itself an evil act.  It is an evil effort in trying to reverse the love Jews and Muslims shared and instead, disgustingly twist it to suggest Muslims did not help Jews during the Nazi invasion.

This history revisionism is the greatest act of anti-Semitism, because both Jews and Arabs are Semitic people, and those who wish to separate them are the true anti-Semites.

It is evil to try to purposely manipulate young Jewish minds into thinking Muslims and Nazis were partners, rather than the truth, that the Jews and Muslims were partners against the Nazis.

Shame on the Zionist manipulators who use their knowledge to make their lies sound authoritative.  In the cemeteries of El-Alamein lie the dead Muslims, the Mohammeds, the Alis and the Ismails who gave their lives so that Nazism could be defeated. The cemeteries of Stalingrad bear the names of the young Central Asian Muslims who lie buried, unable to refute the falsehoods being spread by these false historians.

The souls of the thousands of Muslims from countries and regions as diverse and Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, India, Pakistan, Palestine and other Middle Eastern nations laid down their lives in the Second World War in battles as significant as those of Stalingrad, which broke Hitler’s back, and North Africa, which sent Hitler’s Desert Fox, General Rommel, scurrying back to his den in Berlin!

Claim; Islam teaches Clitorectomy

Reply: Clitorectomy is nowhere required by Islam and is not practiced by the vast majority of the world’s Muslims. In areas where clitorectomy exists, the practice pre-dated the arrival of Islam, and is also practiced by local people of other faiths. This is a cultural phenomenon that has been preformed by African Christian tribes for a much longer time than any other religion in the Middle East.

Claim; The Quran teaches to kill non-Muslims (Quran 2:191)

Reply: If the Christians making such a claim took the time to read the preceding verse, then they would know that the context is:

“Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loves not transgressors.” (Quran 2:190)

Every Jihad claim against the Quran or Islam can be refuted by looking at the context to see that Islam teaches to only fight those who are attacking you (i.e. Defend Yourself). Cold blooded murder is strictly forbidden in Islam:

“Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, We have given his heir authority (to demand Qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the law)” (Quran 17:33)

According to the Quran, killing any person without a just cause is as big a sin as killing the whole humanity and saving the life of one person is as good deed as saving the whole humanity. (Quran 5:32) in contrast to the killings of women, children, infants, and even their animals in the Bible (1 Samuel 15:2–3)

CONCLUSION

Heavenly love from the Quran has been sent to the Bible followers as a mercy and kindness, shielding humans from the malevolence ways in the Bible. Almost every chapter in the Quran begins with “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful”. Why is Allah compassionate and merciful towards humans? Because Allah loves humans so much that He created the entire Universe with all it’s bounties for us and has promised the righteous an even greater blessing in the After life.

From this comparison, we’ve witnessed how on multiple levels, the Quran gives a much more loving instruction than that within the Bible. Equally, this book has deflated and eliminated the major myth that Islam is a religion of hate, or that Islam is based on fear. Instead, as the evaluation has shown, Islam is based on a loving relationship between our Creator and the created.

The loving Islamic view sheds light on various myths of the Christian Church theology;

Myth of abolishing Laws: While the Bible claims that all the laws of Moses are a curse and that the laws are to be thrown away like a rag;

“…ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ…But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.” (Romans 7:4,6)

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law…” (Galatians 3:13)

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

The Holy Quran teaches to keep the ones that lovingly care for and protect humans, such as some dietary and the homosexuality laws.

Many of the laws help humans, thus removing them all is as harmful as removing all the stoplights, consequently causing fatal and horrific traffic accidents.

Myth of Unconditional Love: Christians tout the false claim (Hosea 9:15) that the Bible teaches unconditional love, even if the Christian assertion were true, unconditional love from God would be a very hateful act towards the righteous.

A Christian Hitler (the world’s biggest Hebrew murderer) in Heaven with Jesus (an ethnic Hebrew) seems to be a satisfactory and acceptable notion to these Church propagators of unconditional love. In other words, the murdered would be heaped together with the murderers in the Christian Heaven.

This is a ludicrous and disgusting theory, in fact, such a celestial environment would be full of violence because the murdered would seek vengeance on their murderers as the relatives do here on earth.

While in Islam, the righteous are separated from the evil murderers. So in Islam, the fact that entrance into Heaven is conditional, shows a more caring and loving God than in the Bible. Whether humans murder each other on earth or in Heaven, makes no difference to God because God is not dependant on humans, so the fact that God conditionally separates us, is for *our own benefit and protection*.

As far as those evil people are concerned, they had the free choice not to be evil, so it is not God in Islam who harms them, they harm themselves.

So based on the foundation of free choice and an independent God, we realize that God loves us without needing to love us, which is the meaning of unconditional love, and the only aspect of love that may seem conditional, is the filtration process in which God separates the Hitlers from the Jesuses of the world, which in fact is another display of unconditional love towards the righteous, who by their own free choice, made the decision to be who they are.

The Christian’s Heaven is a hateful place where the unjustly murdered are fused together with their killers, and the killer is rewarded as much as the killed, degrading the value of Heaven, the meaning of retribution, and worse of all, showing a heartless God, unfeeling the suffering caused on the victims. Thus, the Quran teaches a perfectly loving God, giving good for the good, and bad for the bad, or in other words, giving what people ask for or what they choose.

As stated in the Quran, God loves and vastly forgives the repented sinner, not the perpetrating sinner. Because the sinner who knowingly continues to harm other humans and ignores God, will only bring harm to themselves at the end.

Myth of Blood Atonement: Satan from the start (with Adam and Eve), tried to get humans not to obey God, as Satan tricked humans with a brown tree and red apple, it was done again with a brown cross and red blood. Meaning most Christians have been led to assume that they are no longer responsible for obeying the laws of God, claiming the blood of Jesus on the crucifix atoned all their sins and made them closer to God. This is exactly the same type of manipulation Satan maneuvered on Adam and Eve; Satan told Adam and Eve if they accept the red apple on the brown tree, they too would become more God like. The sinister constant in both scenarios is; taking shortcuts that outcome in disobeying God. In the Quran, this salvation shortcut that people are tempted with in the Gospel is removed, instead we are taught as in Judaism, that everyone is responsible for their own sins, thus keeping the laws as well as faith in God (Quran 40:50) are both the keys to salvation, rather than just one or the other.

Myth of the Crucifixion: Another major myth that has been dispelled is the claim that the crucifixion was a loving act. The Christian claim is that God sent Jesus as a sacrifice for humans. Upon further investigation, we discover that the crucifixion was not a loving gesture at all. There is much doubt within the Gospel as to whether or not Jesus died on the cross, with some evidence from scholars that perhaps Jesus did not die .

This should make the Christians happy that Jesus was Saved instead of insisting Jesus was put through a horrifying long painful death .

The Christians don’t have Love with God, but rather self-indulgence towards God . If the Christians had True Love with God, than they would be happy to learn Jesus was not killed but rather it appeared as if he was killed , similar to Jesus appearing to be an unknown gardener to Mary in the Cave (John 20:15)

Instead, the Christians ventilate that Jesus suffered and bled and was filled with pain and anguish. Is it Love to insist this happened to someone you love even though some evidence suggests it may not have happened ? Of course not, this is the farthest thing from Love.

If someone you Love was kidnapped, and there was some evidence that the one you love is safe , would you insist they are not safe?

To Love is to Share, another way Muslims Love Jesus more than the Christians is that we do not pass our sins to Jesus, we take responsibility for our own sins. We believe Jesus was sent by God to assist Israel’s return to the Straight path, Jesus never claimed he was sent to (consume everyone’s sins), but instead to preach (which he did for over 30 years before returning to God) the good news of Peace.

If you Love your neighbor, would you take your garbage and put it at your neighbor’s door? Absolutely not, you would take responsibility for your own garbage. Christians in the scope of the big picture, are uncaring persecutors of Jesus, while Muslims are lovingly pro-Jesus, defending Jesus from pain, sin and death.

This is not to suggest that our Creator, the Father of us all , is ungiving, for the fact is , that God does give Love. The Webster Dictionary meaning of the word “Love” is: “passionate, warm attachment, affectionate”

The Holy Quran lists these attributes describing God , along with much more, for example , in the Holy Quran, our Creator is addressed as:

“Compassionate (Quran 2:163), Merciful (Quran 1:1-2), the Helper (Quran 2:107), the Nourisher (Quran 51:58), the Generous (Quran 23:116), the Guide (Quran 25:31), the Loving (Quran 11:90) (al-Wadud in Arabic often translated into English as “the Kind One”), the Resurrector (Quran 22:7), the Patient (Quran 8:46) ”

Thus showing how the God of Islam which is the same God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus , is in fact a God of Love.

Besides God being Defined as Love in the Holy Quran , we also see quotes of how God Gives us Love in the Quran:

“… God loves the doers of justice.” {Holy Quran 60:8}

“… God loves those who are fair (and just). ” {Holy Quran 49.009}

” On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most
Gracious bestow love. ” {Holy Quran 19:96}

“…God loveth those who make themselves pure. ” {Holy Quran 9:108}

“… For God loves those who put their trust (in Him). ” {Holy Quran 3:159}

 

” And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.” {Holy Quran 30:21}

“…for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided. ” {Holy Quran 3:103}

” And He is the Forgiving, the Loving, ” {Holy Quran 85:14}

There are many more examples but this is to demonstrate that True Love is both equally given as well as taken . Let us love each other, stand together as partners , praying to God and enjoying the Love and guidance manifested in the Holy Quran.

In closing, while the actual word “love” may appear more times in the Bible, it is the surrounding instructions in the Quran that surpass the love in the Bible, thus actions speak louder than words. Therefore it’s not how many times it’s said, it’s how many times it’s shown, and as this comparison has proven, the Holy Quran adds love to the Bible over 101 times.

On the topic of word frequencies between the two scriptures, it is relevant to note that the Bible is a denser book, thus most words in general appear more times than in the Quran as this word frequency chart shows:

Word Used Times in the Bible Times in the Quran
Kill 118 17
Smite 117 6
Wrath 194 51
Destroy 243 65
Hate 85 68
Fury 66 5
Plague 80 3
Curse 92 42
Slay 113 32
Burn 131 25

Source: King James Bible and Yousef Ali Translation of the Quran

Thus as we see that while most of the time the Bible is in the triple digits of hate, the Quran is always in the single or double digits, never in the triple digits as is the case with the Bible. Therefore if we judge by words alone, the Bible is at least three times more hateful, and if we judge by actions, the Quran is at least 101 times more Loving.

While Christians may claim “God is Love” (without basis from the Bible), Muslims say “Allahu akbar” which means “God is the Greatest” in everything, especially in providing Love.

In conclusion, Muslims are demonized, dehumanized, and negatively stereotyped as preachers of hate by Bible followers. These Bible followers have not had the intelligence to study Islam, have not had the astuteness to know their own Bible, and have not had the comprehension to realize that any individual human who commits an act of violence against another human, does not represent an entire religion, or their entire race of origin. Islam is labeled as a religion of hate, thus the Bible following soldiers assume they’re justified when thousands of Muslims are killed in Algeria, Chechnya, Iraq, Palestine, and more.

While the Bible following occupiers suffer a disportionately lower causality rate, it is the Muslim victims who are demonized as the terrorists. This misinformation tactic is aimed at desensitizing the non-Muslim public and the Bible following soldiers, thus the genocides continue. Muslims must counter these billion dollar campaigns by teaching the non-Muslims near and far that Islam is Love! Through your invitations to the Bible followers to compare the Scriptures, you can defeat the Bible zealots. Love will conquer hate. God willing you see past the propaganda spewed by the church and media and study the facts for your self to find Love in the Quran for you.

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