It was narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever kills a mu‘aahid (a non-Muslim living under Muslim rule) will not smell the fragrance of Paradise, although its fragrance may be detected from a distance of forty years.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2995
Jesus is the Christ, the messiah, the son of God (like many other righteous men/women), He believe in one God, God the father, who is the creator of all.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of goodness from God and is sometimes asociated by God’s agent Gabriel. The holy spirit never meant to imply another deity.
There is only one God and he is God the father. Jesus was taken up now sits at the right hand of his God and our God and the God and creator of all creation including Jesus.
We honor Jesus as God’s son,a prophet, direct representative whom God himself has chosen for his people.
Jesus himself said I can do nothing apart from God.
Jesus never claimed to be God.
Christians argue that Jesus had been resurrected because the tomb was empty.
Was it the case? Here is the narrative from the NT:
You and I are living in Jerusalem around the time of Jesus’ death. We hear that this man is supposed to be able to raise himself after three days. Maybe we even believe it. We wait with high anticipation to see what will happen.
Three days pass. Nothing.
A week passes. Nothing.
A month passes. Nothing.
At day 50, you and I are sitting in a cafe’. In burst Jesus’ disciples! They grab us, laughing, and shouting, “It happened! Jesus rose from the dead! Just as he said he would; it’s amazing!”
You and I look at each other. Really? Wasn’t that supposed to happen almost seven weeks ago? We shrug. Maybe we misunderstood. We get excited. You say, “Great, take us to him. We will follow him with you.”
They say, “Oh, well… about that. He ascended to Heaven to be with his Father and yours. Ten days ago. You just missed it.”
I’m not so excited anymore. I sit back down. Do you go with them? If you ask for proof, they say, “Blessed is he who has not seen but believes [anyway].”
Are you compelled to follow this?
Ludicrous. The empty tomb is no argument at all. The story the NT tells is essentially the one I just told you. A hearsay made legend.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and many other Prophets submitted to the Will of the Most High thus they were Muslims.
Being Muslim a muslim might be new to the Arabs and gentiles however being a Muslim is not new to the Hebrew prophets and nations.
The Qur’an is consistent in what Isaiah says:
الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
“… and he relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the LIGHT which was sent down with him – it is those who will be the successful.” (Q 7:157)
If we read further on in Isaiah:
שִׁירוּ לַיהֹוָה שִׁיר חָדָשׁ תְּהִלָּתוֹ מִקְצֵה הָאָרֶץ יוֹרְדֵי הַיָּם וּמְלֹאוֹ אִיִּים וְיֹשְׁבֵיהֶם
יִשְׂאוּ מִדְבָּר וְעָרָיו חֲצֵרִים תֵּשֵׁב קֵדָר יָרֹנּוּ ישְׁבֵי סֶלַע מֵרֹאשׁ הָרִים יִצְוָחוּ
יָשִׂימוּ לַיהֹוָה כָּבוֹד וּתְהִלָּתוֹ בָּאִיִּים יַגִּידוּ
“shiru שִׁירוּ (Sing) to Yhwh יהֹוָה chadash חָדָשׁ (a new) shir שִׁיר (song), tehillatho תְּהִלָּתוֹ (sing his praise) from the end of the earth; you who go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles, and the inhabitants of it. Let the wilderness and the cities of it lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory to Yahuwah, and declare his praise in the islands.” (Isaiah 42:10-12)
In the Qur’an Yhwh is praised from the end of the earth thus the ‘New Song’ referred to by the Most High is the Qur’an.
“Thus have We sent you as a Messenger to ummatin أُمَّةٍ (a nation) before which many other umamun أُمَمٌ (nations) have passed away litatluwā لِتَتْلُوَ (so that you may recite) alayhimu عَلَيْهِمُ(to them) whatever We have revealed to you. And yet they deny the Lord of Mercy. Say to them: “He is my Lord, there is no god but Him. In Him I have placed all my trust and to Him I shall return.” (Q 13:30)
“…wa-rattili وَرَتِّلِ (and recite) the Qur’an tartīlan تَرْتِيلا (with measured rhythmic recitation)….” Sura 73/4
Isaiah predicted the new song will be from the villages of Kedar, a tribe known to be one the twelve nations of the Ishmaelites. Abraham and Ishmael prayed that a messenger would be raised from among /in the midst of their offspring, and history records it is the Prophet Muhammad whom have brought this new song praising God which is recited by millions of people around the world everyday these days.
When you hear muslims recite the Quran it is like they are singing them with rules of recitation which goes back to the prophet Muhammad himself, this rule of recitation or singing if you like, are the standard which is accepted by all muslims from various traditions with no disagreement.
Originally posted on Khidr Amari research:
I want to make one thing very clear as a Hebrew Israelite and a Muslim I don’t believe that I have to be a Quranist just to do what my Rabb calls me to do and that is follow what we have within our possession. Being a Muslim is nothing new as Islam is not knew at all. I don’t use the Tawrah, Tanakh, Injil or any of the other Scriptures in my understanding of the new revelation which is the Reminder that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad and Arabs.
I really don’t have a Quranist thought my thought is where do I stand upholding the Reminder because Allah tells us not to make any distinctions between Allah and His Book(s).
Please refer to Farouk’s perspective on the Children of Israel:
My response to Farouk, I am not a ‘Biblical…
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Originally posted on The Muslim Debate Initiative Blog:
قَالَ عَذَابِي أُصِيبُ بِهِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ ۖ وَرَحْمَتِي وَسِعَتْ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ ۚ فَسَأَكْتُبُهَا لِلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ بِآيَاتِنَا يُؤْمِنُونَ – الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِنْدَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُمْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ مَعَهُ ۙ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ
“…[Allah] answered: “With My chastisement do I afflict whom I will – but My Mercy extends over everything: and so I shall confer it on those who are conscious of Me and spend in charity, and who believe in Our messages – those who shall follow the Apostle, The Ummi Prophet whom they shall find described in the Torah that is with them, and [later on] in the Gospel: [the Prophet] who enjoins upon them the doing of what is right and forbids them…
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