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Does The Quran Say Jesus Died?

Does The Quran Say Jesus Died?

The sole verse in the Quran that addresses this is in 4:157

And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.

Muslims believe someone else was crucified in the place of Jesus while Jesus escaped and was raised to heaven.
No Muslim can tell us precisely the identity of that unfortunate substitute because the Quran misses out this important detail.  It also fails to tell us when the “switch” allegedly took place. Did it happen when he was arrested? Or at his trial? Or when he was whipped? Or at the cross?  This is unknown.
If Allah planned to rescue Jesus from his tormentors, why the need for a substitute? Why not simply raise him up? What was the point of even having someone on the cross?

What we do know from 4:157 is that this deceptive miracle of Allah successfully fooled the Jews  into thinking the Messiah was killed.

Even Jesus’ disciples were deceived. They went everywhere till the end of their lives preaching, teaching and writing about the crucifixion of Jesus.  This is the message we find recorded in the Bible to this day.

In Sura 61:14:
O you who have believed, be supporters of Allah, as when Jesus, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, “Who are my supporters for Allah ?” The disciples said, “We are supporters of Allah .”

If the disciples were supporters of Allah as claimed in this verse, why were they deceived by Allah? As a result, billions accepted the message of the disciples establishing the largest religion in the world to this day.

Was it Allah’s intention to create Christianity this way? Why did Allah wait 600 years, long after all the disciples were dead, before saying anything about the crucifixion after the great deception? 

Now let’s take a deeper look into the Quran and see if we can find out what else it says about this.

In Sura 19:33, Jesus says: “Peace on me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!”
The sequence is clear. Birth==>Death==>Resurrection
Muslims deny the clear reading of this verse and engineer this interpretation instead:
Birth==>Raised to heaven==>Return to earth ==>Death==>Resurrection

The following verse was spoken about John the Baptist.
“Peace on him the day he was born, and the day he dieth and the day he shall be raised alive!” (Sura 19:15)

Do you see a difference? The chronological sequence is exactly the same in both verses! The chronological sequence for Jesus is forcefully distorted but they wont do the same for John the Baptist. In fact, there is no verse in the Quran that teaches Jesus will return to earth and die!

Dr. Mahmud Shaltut, the former Rector of Al-Azhar University, explains the meaning of Surah 19:33:
“Consequently, it is misleading to claim that the death of Jesus must occur after his triumphant return to Earth. It would be illogical. This verse deals with the relationship between Jesus and the people of his time and not with those of the time of his return.”

 

Let’s look at another verse. Sura 3:55
“Allah said: O ‘Isa! Verily I shall make thee [mutawaffika] and am lifting thee to myself….”

What does “mutawaffika” mean? This Arabic word is a verb in the future tense that means “to cause to die.”
Whenever this verb is used with Allah, it means Allah carries out the action of causing to die.

This is clearly shown in Surah 39:42
“It is Allah that takes (mutawaffika) the souls of men at death; and those that die not He takes during their sleep, those on whom He has passed the decree of death..” (Yusuf Ali)

Google Translate gives me this.

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The literal translation of Sura 3:55:
God said: “You Jesus, I am making you die (mutawaffika) and raising you to Me. (Muhammad Ahmed/ Samira – Literal Translation)
Let’s look at one final verse. In Sura 5:117, Jesus is speaking to Allah after his ascension.

I only said to them what Thou didst command me: “Serve God, my Lord and your Lord.” And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when Thou didst [tawaffaytani] me to Thyself, Thou wast Thyself the watcher over them; Thou Thyself art witness of everything.

What does “tawaffaytani” mean? It is the Arabic verb form in the past tense meaning “to pass away, to die”.  Jesus states in the presence of Allah that since Allah had caused him to pass away, to die, Allah alone now watches over his disciples.

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Does the Quran say Jesus died?
You have seen what the verses say. You decide.

And Muhammad is no more than a messenger; THE MESSENGERS HAVE ALREADY PASSED AWAY BEFORE HIM; if then he dies or is killed will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels!s, he will by no means do harm to Allah in the least and Allah will reward the grateful. Sura 3:144

 

 

Adapted from: The Quran Validates The Death Of Jesus by AslamSherIqbal

Who Is The Real Jesus?

Who Is The Real Jesus?

There are many “versions” of Jesus.

Here are some of the legends of Jesus from around the world.

1. Jesus fled to Japan and settled in a remote hill village to grow garlic. He married a girl named Miyuko, had 3 children and died at the age of 106. (It was his younger brother Isukiri who was crucified.) Today, you can visit Jesus’ grave in Shingo, Northern Japan.

2. Jesus was educated by yogis in India, Nepal and the Himalayas.

3. Jesus went to Egypt and lived there to a ripe old age before he died there.

4. In Hindu writings, Jesus was in Kashmir, India, during the reign of King Shalivahan and met him in Srinagar. When the king asked him who he was, Jesus replied that He was Yusashaphat.

5. In Mahayana Buddhism, Jesus was in Tibet as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. He had small circular makings on his hands and soles of his feet, the crucifixion markings, interpreted as the Buddhist wheel of life.

6. In Roman paganism, Jesus survived the crucifixion and travelled under an alias, Apollonius of Tyana.

7. In 7th century Arabia, over 600 years after the crucifixion, thousands of miles away, a story began circulating that some unknown person was made to resemble Jesus and took his place on the cross.

8. There were native American Indian tribes that speak of the “Pale Great Healer” who walked and lived among them.

There are dozens more legends about Jesus. All of them cannot be true.

The only true and reliable record of Jesus’ life was written by those who were with Jesus, his closest friends, who spent years with Him ~ Matthew, John, Peter and others.

If you want to know the real Jesus, His story is in the Bible.

Here is how Mark, Peter’s scribe, begins his writing:
“THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS THE MESSIAH…” Mark 1:1

Read it.

 

Who Is The Good Shepherd?

Who Is The Good Shepherd?

Throughout the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is portrayed as a Shepherd who leads His people, provides for them, takes care of them and loves them.

“You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.” (Psalm 77:20)

David affirmed this when he declared: “The LORD (Yahweh) is my shepherd.” (Psalm 23:1)

My question: Do YOU know this Shepherd?

Let me introduce you to Him.

Jesus said: “I AM The Good Shepherd.” (John 10:11)

Who do you think He is claiming to be?
HE IS SAYING HE IS GOD!

Jesus said:
The good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:11)
The good Shepherd knows His sheep and His sheep know Him. (John 10:14)
Does He know you? Do you know Him?

Muslims will quickly point out that Jesus came for the lost sheep of Israel. That is true.
That only strengthens the claim that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, present in the flesh, in the world to call His people Israel back to Him.

However, that is only half the picture.

Jesus also said:
I have OTHER sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:16)

Who are these OTHER sheep? It is the rest of the Gentile world. That includes you and I.

“My sheep hear my voice and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
Do you hear His voice? Do you follow Him?

“I give them eternal life and they shall never perish.” (John10:28)

Do you have eternal life that Jesus gives?

Is Allah’s Light Reflected From Muhammad?

Is Allah’s Light Reflected From Muhammad?

Need some help from Muslims.
I was looking through a list of names & titles for Muhammad and found this as one of his honorifics.

==> as-Siraaj,
“The Lamp/ Lantern” – i.e.: as-Siraaj al-Muneer, “The Lamp of Illuminated, Ever-glowing, Ever-Enlightening, Incandescent. (from 33:46)

Then I recalled that one of Allah’s name was an-Noor, which means ‘the Light’.

However, according to Sura 10:5, NOOR is the reflected light of the moon, while the sun is called SIRAAJ.

Does this mean that Allah’s light (noor) is just reflected light from Muhammad (siraaj)?
Is this right?

Are There Three Allahs?

Are There Three Allahs?

Allah, the word of Allah (kalimatullah), the spirit of Allah (ruhullah)…
Does this mean there are 3 allahs?

What is trinity?
God, The Word of God, The Spirit of God…
Then why do muslims think this is 3 gods?

Psalms 33:6
By the WORD of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath (SPIRIT) of his mouth all their host (were made).

GOD created everything by the power of His WORD & SPIRIT.

Then…
“The (uncreated, eternal) WORD (of God) became ( on the earth as created human) flesh and dwelt among us (as a man named Jesus).”

The Word = Jesus
The Spirit of God = Holy Spirit

ONE GOD.

If Muslims insist that the trinity (God, The Word of God, The Spirit of God) is 3 gods, then they also have to insist that:
1) Allah, 2) the word of Allah (kalimatullah), 3) the spirit of Allah (ruhullah)
are three Allahs!

Did Jesus Tell Christians To Pick Up Snakes And Drink Poison?

Did Jesus Tell Christians To Pick Up Snakes And Drink Poison?

In Mark 16:15-18
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Muslims zoom in on verse 18 (highlighted in bold) and challenge Christians to pick up snakes and/or drink poison to prove that they are true Christians.

Is this really what Jesus was saying?

What did He mean when He said “snakes”?

He had spoken about snakes before.

In Luke 10:19, Jesus said to His disciples:
“See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you.”

Was Jesus telling them to step on snakes and scorpions?
No.

Jesus was talking about the power of the enemy.  Snakes and scorpions were figurative of satan’s powers.  And the poison spewed by the snakes and scorpions is satan’s ability to deceive.
Jesus said believers would  be able to overcome this.

Snakes and scorpions are figurative. Not literal.

This is the thought in Mark 16:18 as well. It was not a command or a challenge to hike into the Amazon to catch a boa constrictor. Or to gulp down a bottle of cyanide and see if we are unharmed.
That’s just stupid.  And yet there are cults with their false prophets who tell their followers they are to pick up snakes just as “Jesus commanded” and many are deceived.

There are “snakes” today even on the internet spewing their “poison” everyday!

John the Baptist condemned the “pious” religious leaders of his day, “You brood of vipers!” What was he saying?
He was calling them the offspring of satan.

Revelation 12:9 “…the ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world.”

In the Garden of Eden, the snake deceived Adam and Eve, and they drank up his poison.

 

In Mark 16:18, the word “pick up” in Greek is “arousin.” This word is used to mean: “to lift up”, “take away”, “remove”.

they will pick up (arousin) snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all

So here is what Jesus meant in Mark 16:18.
Believers have the authority to lift up, take away and remove the “snakes.” The “poison” that those snakes spew on believers cannot harm them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ayat Al-Kursi by courtesy of Satan

Ayat Al-Kursi by courtesy of Satan

Ayat Al-Kursi is a verse that Muslims recite for protection from satan.

Muslims, do you know where this instruction comes from that if you recite this verse you will be protected?

Allah? No.
Muhammad? No

IT COMES FROM SATAN HIMSELF! And Muhammad approved of it!

Sahih Bukhari Chapter No: 39, no: 510
Narrated: Abu Huraira:
“…He (satan) said, “(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.” I asked, “What are they?” He replied, “Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi” – ‘Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum’ till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning.” So, I released him. In the morning, Allah’s Apostle (SAW) asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Apostle (SAW) asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end – Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul-Qaiyum -.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet (SAW) said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was satan.”

Wow! Can you imagine that?  Satan giving instructions on how to ward him off! Are Muslims so gullible?

Can you imagine a vile thief or murderer handing you a water pistol and says, “This is the ultimate weapon for you to use on me.  Shoot at me with that and I wont be able to do anything to you. Just trust me and have a good sound sleep.” Yeah right.

Not only that. The prophet of Allah actually approved of the Satan’s recommendations on how to “defeat” him! Why would satan give you tips on how to fight him? Do you really think satan is against himself? Does it make sense?

If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? – Jesus Christ

Did you catch the part where Muhammad said: “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar.
Huh? Is this a joke? Is Muhammad a prophet of Allah AND also an advocate of satan?

And what about this:  Satan said:  “I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you….”
Who is satan to say this on behalf of Allah? Is satan Allah’s partner?

This entire episode is too shocking for words, I cant write anymore out of disgust.

So, the next time you muslims recite Ayat al-kursi, remember it is of satanic origin. He’s deveived you and got you right where he wants you.

Muhammad’s Mystical Night Ride

Muhammad’s Mystical Night Ride

One night, Muhammad rode on his flying ass/donkey, al-buraq, to Jerusalem. 800 miles away.

He claimed to have prayed in the mosque there before riding on to “heaven” to meet Allah.

Can Muslims tell me the name of the mosque he visited during his pit-stop?

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Surah 17.1 “Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).”

Historical records tell us that no mosque existed there until it was built in 691AD by Caliph Abd al-Malik. But Muhammad died in 632AD.

Was Muhammad hallucinating? Was it a dream? What mosque did he visit when there was no mosque there?

You have no answer? Let me help you.

Muslims scholars all tell us that the mosque Muhammad and his ass went to was the Masjid al-Aqsa.

However….

According to every historical record: Al-Aqsa was built in 691 AD by the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik and finished by his son al-Walid in 705 AD.

Muhammad had been dead for 60 years! He never saw the mosque, he had never heard the mosque in his lifetime.

So how did this story of his magical mysterious mystical night journey on a flying ass/donkey and his visit to Masjid al-Aqsa come about?

Some Muslims say, “Oh it was referring to the temple of Jerusalem. That was where Muhammad prayed that night.”

Wrong answer again. The temple of Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Roman in 70 AD.  The site was huge dumping ground for garbage for hundreds of years including during Muhammad’s lifetime right to his death.

Muslims conquered Jerusalem in 637AD.  Five years after Muhammad’s death. The caliph of the time, Umar, went to the site and saw there was nothing but garbage there.

This is serious.  Was the night ride a hoax? Was it a legend made up by Abd Al-Malik in honor of the new mosque?

This opens up a can of worms. Because it was during this night journey that Allah supposedly gave the instructions for Muslims to pray 5 times a day, one of the pillars of Islam.  Was this also made up? Is that why Allah never said in the Quran to pray 5 times a day?

 

Muslims In The Bible

Muslims In The Bible

Are there “Muslims” in the Bible?

The closest to Muslims I can find are the religious Pharisees.

They were devoted and zealous for their religion and believed it consisted of an exact outward obedience to their religious rituals, and they believed that God only loved those that did as they did.

They piously prayed and fasted and followed everything to the tiniest detail and condemned those who did not follow them…

Sound like Muslims?

And YET Jesus condemned them in the harshest terms.

Remarkably, Jesus welcomed the “worst” sinners with love ~ corrupt tax collectors, repentant prostitutes, etc…those who knew they could not save themselves but need a savior.

What Is Your God Like?

What Is Your God Like?

What is your God like?

Does your God fit your standards?
Does he think the way you think?
Does he do what you expect him to do?
Does he say what you demand of him to say unequivocally?
Does he fit the logic of your mind?

If your answer is YES, then congratulations! You have a little god that is sensible and manageable, and created in another human mind just like yours.

The true God is too great to fit our ideas and expectations. He is beyond the limitations of our finite minds. One could even say the true God is too much for your mind to comprehend. That is the only true God there is.  anything else is not God but man-made imaginations.

When you demand God to say or speak in a certain way that fits your theology or demans that he only does things in a way that is acceptable to you, then you dont need Gd. You are your own god.

When you ask, “How can God become a man and give His life to save evil sinners like us”, you only have 2 choices in response.

Either laugh and say
1. “This is too much to believe. God cannot do this. It is too ridiculous it blows my mind because of how illogical it is.”

Or confess that:
2. You are a sinner for whom Jesus died for and then thank him and worship him and love the One who gave his life for you.

You cant tell God what He can or cannot do.

Yes it is so mind-boggling that a genius can’t figure out how God does it. Likewise, God’s salvation through Jesus — it’s so simple that a child can receive forgiveness and eternal life by faith. And so can you, right now. You can secure the gift of eternal life that only Jesus gives.

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55 v:8‑9).