Missionary on twisting Quran 37:107 and how many sons did prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) have?

Missionary Ken Temple again demonstrated his deliberate twisting of Quranic passage to show that it was Jesus’s sacrifice who was intended as the ransom for Abraham (p ) sacrifice in the Quranic phrase bidhib’ḥin ʿaẓīmin بذبح عظيم (with a great sacrifice)

This is ridiculous. No saying of Prophet Muhammad nor any exegesis from early scholars of Islam ever mention about this theory.

Ken try distort Quranic passage to inject his twisted theology of god committed suicide for the sin of the world.

Well on the contrary the Quran CLEARLY refutes that Jesus was ever killed or crucified as a sacrifice in Quran 4:157 ” And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Mary, the apostle to Allah; and they did not kill him nor crucify him, but it appeared to them so……. and they killed him not for sure.”

In Al-Misbah Al-Munir fi Tahzib Tafsir Ibn Katsir, there is a prayer of Abraham explaining the proceeding ayah

«اللَّهُمَّ فِي الرَّفِيقِ الْأَعْلَى»

(O Allah, with the Exalted Companion (of Paradise)).

﴿وَاجْعَل لِّى لِسَانَ صِدْقٍ فِى الاٌّخِرِينَ ﴾

(And grant me an honorable mention in later generations.) meaning, `cause me to be remembered in a good manner after my death, so that I will be spoken of and taken as a good example.’ This is like the Ayah,

﴿وَتَرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِ فِى الاٌّخِرِينَ سَلَـمٌ عَلَى إِبْرَهِيمَ كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِى الْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴾

(And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among the later generations: “Salam (peace) be upon Ibrahim. Thus indeed do we reward the good doers.)

So what it means is that the prayer of Abraham is heard by God and his act of obedience and the test from God become an example for later generations

إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَهُوَ الْبَلَاءُ الْمُبِينُ
[Quran 37:106] Indeed, this was the clear TRIAL..
وَفَدَيْنَاهُ بِذِبْحٍ عَظِيمٍ
[Quran 37:107] And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice.
وَتَرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِ فِي الْآخِرِينَ
[Quran 37:108] And we PRESERVED his history for SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS.

Every year muslims commemorated this obedience of Abraham as big / MIGHTY event.

Milion upon million of animal slaughtered wordwide and the meat are shared for the needy as acts of social justice hence what is meant by the MIGHTY sacrifice “بِذِبْحٍ عَظِيمٍ” in Q 37:107. Its nothing to do with God commited suicide to ransom sin.

No God can commit suicide to pay the debts of His creations thats sacrifical concept is alien to true Semitic traditions.

In the Bible Jesus did NOT teach that His sacrifice will ransom many.

This is evident from Luke narrative when he clearly disagreed with Mark 10:45 for he eliminated this key verse from his gospel’s revision of Mark.

Consider too the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15 – no sacrifice was required in Jesus teaching.

Also In the Quran, we are told that killing an innocent believing soul is a major sin. Q 4:92-93

And we know that prophet Abraham and his son Ismail was a good believer, men of God so the dream the dream Abraham had was meant to be a test to him.

Thats why God intervened and saved Abraham and set example that no human sacrifce is allowed.


Actually in broader context there is more story of this passages that the Quran corrects obvious mistakes in the Bible regarding how many children did prophet Abraham (p) have..

Is it?

One son
“And He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac , and go to the land of Moriah; and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” (Genesis 22:2)


Two sons
“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondwoman and one by the free woman.” (Galatians 4:22)

Christian apologist love to use ridiculous excuse that accusing the mother of Ishmael being a bonds woman,so Ishmael was not a legitimate son.

These people seems ignorant that Hagar is a legitimate wife of Abraham: “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)

Further proof is that both are legitimate son

“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)

The Quran being the final revealation from God pure from human tampering corrects this mistake in Surat 37 Aş-Şāffāt سورة الصافات (Those who set the Ranks) – as follows:

[Quran 37:99] And [then] he said, “Indeed, I will go to [where I am ordered by] my Lord; He will guide me.
[Quran 37:100] My Lord, grant me [a child] from among the righteous.”
[Quran 37:101] So We gave him good tidings of a forbearing boy.
[Quran 37:102] And when he reached with him [the age of] exertion, he said, “O my son, indeed I have seen in a dream that I [must] sacrifice you, so see what you think.” He said, “O my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast.”
[Quran 37:103] They both submitted, and he put his forehead down (to sacrifice him).
[Quran 37:104] We called him: “O Abraham.
[Quran 37:105] You have fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.
[Quran 37:106] Indeed, this was the clear TRIAL..
[Quran 37:107] And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice.
[Quran 37:108] And we PRESERVED his history for SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS.
[Quran 37:109] Peace be upon Abraham.
[Quran 37:110] Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good.
[Quran 37:111] Indeed, he was of Our believing servants.
[Quran 37:112] And We gave him good tidings of Isaac, a prophet from among the righteous.
[Quran 37:113] And We blessed him and Isaac. But among their descendants is the doer of good and the clearly unjust to himself.

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

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