Words in brackets (green) are my assertions. Capital letters are my emphasis.
Quran 9:29 – FIGHT THOSE WHO BELIEVE NOT IN ALLAH nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, [even if they are] of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), UNTIL THEY PAY THE JIZYA WITH WILLING SUBMISSION, AND FEEL THEMSELVES SUBDUED.
Culled from Tafsir of Ibn Kathir
Fight against those who believe not in Allah,
Idolators are no longer allowed into Al-Masjid Al-Haram
Allah says; O you who believe! Verily, the Mushrikin are impure. So let them not come near Al-Masjid Al-Haram after this year;
Allah commands His believing servants, who are pure in religion and person, to expel the idolators who are filthy in the religious sense, from Al-Masjid Al-Haram.
After the revelation of this Ayah, idolators were no longer allowed to go near the Masjid. This Ayah was revealed in the ninth year of Hijrah. The Messenger of Allah sent Ali in the company of Abu Bakr that year to publicize to the idolators that no Mushrik will be allowed to perform Hajj after that year, nor a naked person allowed to perform Tawaf around the House.
Allah completed this decree, made it a legislative ruling, as well as, a fact of reality. Abdur-Razzaq recorded that Jabir bin Abdullah commented on the Ayah, (O you who believe! Verily, the Mushrikin are impure. So let them not come near Al-Masjid Al-Haram after this year),
“Unless it was a servant or one of the people of Dhimmah.”
Imam Abu Amr Al-Awza’i said, “Umar bin Abdul-Aziz wrote (to his governors) to prevent Jews and Christians from entering the Masjids of Muslims, and he followed his order with Allah’s statement, (Verily, the Mushrikin are impure).
Ata said, “All of the Sacred Area (the Haram) is considered a Masjid, for Allah said, (So let them not come near Al-Masjid Al-Haram (at Makkah) after this year).”
This Ayah indicates that idolators are impure and that the believers are pure. In the Sahih is the following, the believer does not become impure.
And if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you, out of His bounty.
Muhammad bin Ishaq commented, “The people said, `Our markets will be closed, our commerce disrupted, and what we earned will vanish.’
So Allah revealed this verse, (and if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you, out of His bounty), from other resources, (if He wills),
Until, (… and feel themselves subdued).
This Ayah means, ‘this will be your compensation for the closed markets that you feared would result.’
Therefore, Allah COMPENSATED THEM FOR THE LOSSES they incurred because they severed ties WITH IDOLATORS, BY THE JIZYAH THEY EARNED FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK (Jews and Christians).”
[Muslims complained that they won’t have any means of income if the idolaters were to be fought and forbidden to trade. Allah’s solution? Fight the Jews and Christians and make them pay you Jizyah]
Similar statements were reported from Ibn Abbas, Mujahid, Ikrimah, Sa`id bin Jubayr, Qatadah and Ad-Dahhak and others.
Surely, Allah is All-Knowing, (in what benefits you), All-Wise, in His orders and prohibitions, for He is All-Perfect in His actions and statements, All-Just in His creations and decisions, Blessed and Hallowed be He.
THIS IS WHY ALLAH COMPENSATED MUSLIMS FOR THEIR LOSSES by the amount of Jizyah that THEY TOOK FROM the people of Dhimmah (Jews and Christians).
The order to fight the people of the scripture (Jews and Christians) until they pay the Jizyah
Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth among the People of the Scripture, UNTIL THEY PAY THE JIZYAH WITH WILLING SUBMISSION, AND FEEL THEMSELVES SUBDUED.
Therefore, when People of the Scriptures DISBELIEVED NOT IN MUHAMMAD, they had no beneficial faith in any Messenger or what the Messengers brought. Rather, they followed their religions because this conformed with their ideas, lusts and the ways of their forefathers, not because they are Allah’s Law and religion. Had they been true believers in their religions, that faith would have directed them to believe in Muhammad, because all Prophets gave the good news of Muhammad’s advent and commanded them to obey and follow him. Yet when he was sent, they disbelieved in him, even though he is the mightiest of all Messengers. Therefore, they do not follow the religion of earlier Prophets because these religions came from Allah, but because these suit their desires and lusts.
Therefore, their claimed faith in an earlier Prophet will not benefit them because they disbelieved in the master, the mightiest, the last and most perfect of all Prophets. Hence Allah’s statement,
Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth among the People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians),
This honorable Ayah was revealed WITH THE ORDER TO FIGHT the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), after the pagans were defeated, THE PEOPLE ENTERED ALLAH’S RELIGION IN LARGE NUMBERS, and the Arabian Peninsula was secured under the Muslims’ control. Allah commanded His Messenger to fight the People of the Scriptures, Jews and Christians, on the ninth year of Hijrah, and he prepared his army to fight the Romans and called the people to Jihad announcing his intent and destination.
[Notice, people converted to Islam after being fought. In other words, they were forced to convert. They were threatened to be killed if refuse to convert. Qur’an 9:5 gives us the clear picture, “But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem [of war]; but IF THEY REPENT, and ESTABLISH REGULAR PRAYERS and practise regular charity, then OPEN THE WAY FOR THEM: for Allah is Oftforgiving, Most Merciful.”]
The Messenger sent his intent to various Arab areas around Al-Madinah to gather forces, and he collected an army of thirty thousand. Some people from Al-Madinah and some hypocrites, in and around it, lagged behind, for that year was a year of drought and intense heat.
The Messenger of Allah marched, heading towards Ash-Sham to fight the Romans until he reached Tabuk, where he set camp for about twenty days next to its water resources. He then prayed to Allah for a decision and went back to Al-Madinah because it was a hard year and the people were weak, as we will mention, Allah willing.
Paying Jizyah is sign of Kufr and Disgrace
“Until they pay the Jizyah,” if they DO NOT CHOOSE TO EMBRACE ISLAM
“With willing submission,” meaning in defeat and subservience, and feel themselves subdued. disgraced, humiliated and belittled.
Therefore, Muslims are NOT ALLOWED TO HONOR the people of Dhimmah OR ELEVATE THEM ABOVE MUSLIMS, for THEY ARE MISERABLE, DISGRACED AND HUMILIATED.
Muslim recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said,
DO NOT INITIATE THE Salam to the Jews and Christians, and IF YOU MEET ANY OF THEM INA ROAD, FORCE THEM TO ITS NARROWEST ALLEY.
This is why the Leader of the faithful Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, demanded his well-known conditions be met by the Christians, these conditions that ensured their continued humiliation, degradation and disgrace.
THE SCHOLARS of HADITH narrated from Abdur-Rahman bin Ghanm Al-Ashari that he said,
“I recorded for Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, the terms of the treaty of peace he conducted with the Christians of Ash-Sham:
`In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
This is a document to the servant of Allah Umar, the Leader of the faithful, from the Christians of such and such city.
• When you (Muslims) came to us we requested safety for ourselves, children, property and followers of our religion. • We made a condition on ourselves that we will neither erect in our areas a monastery, church, or a sanctuary for a monk, nor restore any place of worship that needs restoration nor use any of them for the purpose of enmity against Muslims. • We will not prevent any Muslim from resting in our churches whether they come by day or night, and we will open the doors (of our houses of worship) for the wayfarer and passerby. • Those Muslims who come as guests, will enjoy boarding and food for three days. • We will not allow a spy against Muslims into our churches and homes or hide deceit (or betrayal) against Muslims. • We will not teach our children the Qur’an, publicize practices of Shirk, invite anyone to Shirk or prevent any of our fellows from embracing Islam, if they choose to do so. • We will respect Muslims, move from the places we sit in if they choose to sit in them. • We will not imitate their clothing, caps, turbans, sandals, hairstyles, speech, nicknames and title names, or ride on saddles, hang swords on the shoulders, collect weapons of any kind or carry these weapons. • We will not encrypt our stamps in Arabic, or sell liquor. • We will have the front of our hair cut, wear our customary clothes wherever we are, wear belts around our waist, refrain from erecting crosses on the outside of our churches and demonstrating them and our books in public in Muslim fairways and markets. • We will not sound the bells in our churches, except discretely, or raise our voices while reciting our holy books inside our churches in the presence of Muslims, nor raise our voices (with prayer) at our funerals, or light torches in funeral processions in the fairways of Muslims, or their markets. • We will not bury our dead next to Muslim dead, or buy servants who were captured by Muslims. • We will be guides for Muslims and refrain from breaching their privacy in their homes.’ When I gave this document to Umar, he added to it, • We will not beat any Muslim. • These are the conditions that we set against ourselves and followers of our religion in return for safety and protection. If we break any of these promises that we set for your benefit against ourselves, then our Dhimmah (promise of protection) is broken and you are allowed to do with us what you are allowed of people of defiance and rebellion.’
Muslims love to quote/use biblical verses when it appears to help their cause but calling the Bible corrupt when it doesn’t. In this short article, I’m going to show how those verses (the ones they accept) almost always backfire at their belief.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
This is one of those verses; they always quote this verse when trying to argue that Jesus is not God since He was a man. I’ve already refuted this objection here and here. However, this very verse prove that the god of Islam is a man, not God.
God is not a man that he should lie…
The point here is that, unlike men who lie, God doesn’t. So logically, the god of Islam (Allah) is a man since he lies (according to Numbers 23:19); better yet he is the best of them liars (deceivers) the Qur’an records:
Qur’an 3:54 – But they (the Jews) were deceptive, and Allah was deceptive, for Allah is the best of deceivers (Arabic: Wamakaroo wamakara Allahu waAllahu khayru al-makireena)! (cf. Qur’an 8:30)
So, be careful in pick and choosing biblical verses Muslims because they always prove Islam to be false religion and Muhammad none but Satan’s own tool.
‘Westernised’ Muslims often condemn violent/radical Muslims’ actions. They argue that these ones aren’t true Muslims; but to know the truth, we have to know the teaching of Islam; not these ones who try to reform Islam and want people to believe what they ‘think’ Islam teaches. The following verses prove that the violent/radical Muslims are true Muslims since they follow the teaching of Islam (to fight in Allah’s cause against unbelievers):
Qur’an 4:95 – Those of the believers who sit still, other than those who have a (disabling) hurt, are not on an equality with those who strive in the way of Allah with their wealth and lives. Allah hath conferred on those who strive with their wealth and livesa rankabove the sedentary. Unto each Allah hath promised good, but He hath bestowed on those who strive a great reward above the sedentary.
Qur’an 9:5 – But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem [of war]; but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oftforgiving, Most Merciful.
Qur’an 9:29 – Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Qur’an 9:111 – Surely Allah has bought of the believers their persons and their property for this, that they shall have the garden; they fight in Allah’s way, so they slay and are slain.
Qur’an 9:123 – O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness; and know that Allah is with those who guard (against evil).
Listen to Muhammad, the one all Muslims should imitate:
Sahih Muslim 33 — The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Indeed, fighting is a compulsory religious duty in Islam:
Qur’an 2:216 (Alhilali Khan Version) – Jihad (holy fighting in Allah’s cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know.
Qur’an 2:216 (Muhammad Asad Version) – FIGHTING is ordained for you, even though it be hateful to you; but it may well be that you hate a thing the while it is good for you, and it may well be that you love a thing the while it is bad for you: and God knows, whereas you do not know.
According to the Qur’an, Muslims who befriend non-Muslims aren’t true Muslims:
Qur’an 5:51 – O you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you (Muslims) takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.
Notice what Allah says here. If you have Jewish and Christian friends, you’re not a Muslim (“whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them”).
The Qur’an further states:
Qur’an 48:29 — Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves.
What is the purpose of all these? Because Allah considers non-Muslims ‘worse of creatures’:
Qur’an 98:6 — Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
So who are the true Muslims according to Islam?
They are those who fight non believers! Not the peaceful ones:
• Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4696
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihid died the death of a hypocrite. ‘Abdullah b. Mubarak said: We think the hadith pertained to the time of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him).
• Sunan An-Nasa’i #3099
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said: “Whoever dies without having fought or having thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy.“
• Sunan Ibn Majah #2763
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with a deficiency.“
Muslims, according to the Qur’an, are not free to believe whatever they want to believe and still call themselves Muslims. The Qur’an calls such Muslims “hypocrites” and orders Muhammad to wage jihad against them:
Qur’an 9:73 – O Prophet! Strive hard against the unbelievers and the Hypocrites (Muslims), and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell, – an evil refuge indeed.
Muslims tell us that terrorists are not Muslims; even those who are deceived by them propagandize this lie. All over the world where Muslims are the majority of population of a country, the minorities are persecuted daily; they are told to convert to Islam or die. Women are abducted and sold to slavery. Is this simply an act of fanaticism or what Islam teaches?
I am not going to answer that question but will let the Qur’an and Muhammad talk so I won’t be accused of hatred and bigotry.
N.B: The word “Fight” translated in English Version of the Quran derives from the Arabic word “قاتِل, Katiloo” which means kill, enter into a battle or bloodshed or struggle (against), homicide, a person who kills a human being, killer, especially one who kills an important or famous person, person who commits the crime of killing, having a very harmful effect, causing death or likely to cause death, something or someone who destroys completely, destructive; abolishing; eradicating; exterminating, likely to cause death, causing or ending in death…
With that being clarified, here are some of what the Qur’an teaches about this subject:
It is ordained/prescribed for Muslims to fight for the cause of Allah:
Qur’an 4:77 – Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who were told to hold back their hands (from fight) but establish regular prayers and spend in regular Charity? When (at length) the order to fighting was issued to them. Behold! A section of them feared men as–or even more than–they should have feared Allah: They said: “Our Lord! Why hast Thou ordered us to fight? Wouldst Thou not grant us respite to our (natural) term, near (enough)?” Say: “Short is the enjoyment of this world: The Hereafter is the best for those who do right: Never will ye be dealt with unjustly in the very least!”
Qur’an 2:216 – Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not. (Pickthall Version)
Qur’an 2:216 – Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not. (Yusuf Ali Version)
It is crystal clear that it is a religious duty for a Muslim to fight though he/she doesn’t like it. It’s what the Qur’an says; not non Muslims!
Muslims who fight (Terrorists) are better than those who don’t:
Qur’an 4:95 – NOT EQUAL are those believers (Muslims) who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those (Muslims) who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a GRADE HIGHER to those who STRIVE AND FIGHT with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished ABOVE those who sit (at home) by a special reward. (Yusuf Ali Version)
This verse refutes the notion of ‘peaceful’ Muslims and ignorant non Muslims to suggest that terrorists aren’t Muslims and Islam is religion of peace. It’s vividly clear that terrorists are the true Muslims Allah loves the most according to this verse; he regards them the best Muslims compared to those who are peaceful.
Muslims are ordered to fight or even kill non Muslims simply because of their belief systems:
Qur’an 9:5, 9:29, 9:73, 9:111; 9:123
9:5 – But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and SLAY the Pagans wherever ye find them, an seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. 9:29 – Fight those who BELIEVE NOT in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. 9:73 – O Prophet! Strive hard against the UNBELIEVERS and the Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge indeed. 9:111 – Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and SLAY AND ARE SLAIN: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur´an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme. 9:123 – O ye who believe (Muslims)! FIGHT THE UNBELIEVERS who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you: and know that Allah is with those who fear Him.
These are only some of the many such commandments to Muslims and they are clear – Fight non Muslims – not because they attack you but because they don’t believe in Allah! This means that all non Muslims should be fought. Click here for more.
According to Qur’an 33:21; Muslims are to emulate/imitate Muhammad. So let’s now read what Muhammad said concerning all these qur’anic verses; did he practice them or not. These are Muhammad’s own words recorded in Muslims traditions; not that non Muslims invented them.
Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24:
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.‘”And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 6924
Allah’s Messenger said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah), and whoever said La ilaha illallah, Allah will save his property and his life from me.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 2797
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then come back to life and then get martyred, and then come back to life again and then get martyred and then come back to life again and then get martyred.“
Sahih al-Bukhari 2810
Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them is in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e., Allah’s religion of Islamic Monotheism) be superior is in Allah’s Cause.“
Sahih al-Bukhari Book 01 Number 035
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said, “The person who participates in (Holy battles) in Allah’s cause and nothing compels him to do so except belief in Allah and His Apostles, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr). Had I not found it difficult for my followers, then I would not remain behind any sariya (military unit) going for Jihad and I would have loved to be martyred in Allah’s cause and then made Alive, and then martyred and then made alive, and then again martyred in His cause.”
Sahih Muslim Book 01 Number 30-33
Number 0030: It is reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right, and his affairs rest with Allah. Number 0031: It is reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: I have been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the messenger (from the Lord) and in all that I have brought. And when they do it, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah. Number 0032: It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that the Messenger of Allah said:I have been commanded that I should fight against people till they declare that there is no god but Allah, and when they profess it that there is no god but Allah, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah, and then he (the Holy Prophet) recited (this verse of the Holy Qur’an):” Thou art not over them a warden” (88:22). Number 0033: It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Sahih Muslim Book 020, Hadith Number 4696
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihid died the death of a hypocrite...
Sunan An-Nasa’i 3099
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet said: “Whoever dies without having fought or having thought of fighting, he dies on one of the branches of hypocrisy.”
Sunan Ibn Majah 2763
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever meets Allah with no mark on him (as a result of fighting) in His cause, he will meet Him with a deficiency.”
Here is the reason why Muslims in Iraq and other Islamic countries expel Christians out of their countries:
Sahih Muslim Book 19, Number 4366
It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al−Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim. (See the quote from Qur’an 9:29 above)
These are evidences of Muslims violence all over the world and these are from the Qur’an and the Hadiths of Muhammad. They are not things made up by non Muslims, so judge for yourself. As for me, I chose to serve a God who loves everyone and sent His Son to die for them all. So, I urge Muslims and anyone who isn’t born again to do the same today. Click here and be saved. God bless you.
The Bible consists of two books, the Old (Torah & Tenach – Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets) and the New Testament (Greek: Euanggelion ‘The Gospel’ – Good News). These two books were originally written in two different languages, the Old Testament in Hebrew and the New Testament in Greek.
Muslims criticize the veracity of the Bible because of this, which is inane and ridiculous since the two books were written in two completely different eras.
Just like in almost all of my previous articles, I once again want to expose Muslims for their inconsistencies. How can Muslims even see this as an issue without condemning Islam since the Qur’an itself was originally written in Arabic?
Let me elucidate my point:
The author of the Qur’an claims to be the author of both the Old and New Testament, if that’s true and we follow the Muslims reasoning; then we have to reject/ridicule the Qur’an as well since it was not originally written in Hebrew or Greek. But Muslims won’t accept that! Why?
The point is, books were/are written in the language on which the majority of the people understood/understand and spoke/speak. It’s not like Hebrew, Greek or Arabic is God’s language; therefore any book that claims to be from God and was not written in these languages are false. Or does it mean that every book that was/is written in these languages is inspired by God? – That’s ridiculous!
I believe Muslims see this as a problem merely because they are told to only pray in Arabic in order for Allah to hear them as though God only understands Arabic. Furthermore, this is a proof positive that Islam is not for the whole world, I mean how can it be if it only grants Arabic speakers to be heard by God? I am 100% sure that more than 60% Muslims worldwide don’t even speak Arabic.
Islam is a man-made religion who thought that God can’t understand any other languages but Arabic like him (Muhammad).
I invite all Muslims to reject this false religion called Islam and come to Christ; He died to save you from your sins and Islam rejects this truth because that’s what we expect of a satanic/man inspired religion to be. Click here and be saved.
Based on what I am about to reveal, Muhammad actually taught that when it was night time in Arabia, it was also night time all over the world. Let’s see what I mean.
Qur’an 36:38 – And the sun runs on course towards its stopping point: that is the decree of (Him), the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.
Muhammad explains what that means,
Sahih Bukhari: Volume 04, Book 54, Number 421
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet asked me at sunset, “Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” He said, “It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and soit will RISE IN THE WEST. And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah: “And the sun runs its fixed course for a term (decreed). That is The Decree of (Allah) the Exalted in Might, the All-Knowing.” (36.38)
Ok, now we see a glimpse of Muhammad’s knowledge of science, and I am sorry to inform Muslims that Muhammad knew nothing about science.
Let’s see those errors:
It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates itself underneath the Throne…
The sun prostrates like Muslims do? That’s hilarious if you ask me!
The sun takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come…
So, the sun actually talks to Allah? Muhammad said that the sun goes under the throne of God to ask for permission to rise again. That’s nonsense, if you ask me.
… It (the sun) will rise in THE WEST
Since when does the sun rise in the west? The sunrise is in the east.
Tafsir Ibn Kathirexplains:
Allah’s saying: And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the decree of the Almighty, the All- Knowing.
There are two views over the meaning of the phrase (on its fixed course for a term (appointed)).
– The first view is that it refers to its fixed course of location, which is beneath the Throne, beyond the earth in that direction. Wherever it goes, it is beneath the Throne, it and all of creation, because the Throne is the roof of creation and it is not a sphere as many astronomers claim. Rather it is a dome supported by legs or pillars, carried by the angels, and it is above the universe, above the heads of people. When the sun is at its zenith at noon, it is in its closest position to Throne, and when it runs in its fourth orbit at the opposite point to its zenith, at midnight, it is in its furthest position from the Throne. At that point it prostrates and asks for permission to rise, as mentioned in the Hadiths.
Al-Bukhari recorded that Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I was with the Prophet in the Masjid at sunset, and he said: O Abu Dharr! Do you know where the sun sets?
I said, `Allah and His Messenger know best.’
He said: It goes and prostrates beneath the Throne, and that is what Allah says: (And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term. That is the decree of the Almighty, the All-Knowing.)”
It was also reported that Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I asked the Messenger of Allah about the Ayah: (And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term). He said: Its fixed course is beneath the Throne.”
– The second view is that this refers to when the sun’s appointed time comes to an end, which will be on the Day of Resurrection, when its fixed course will be abolished, it will come to a halt and it will be rolled up.
This world will come to an end, and that will be the end of its appointed time. This is the fixed course of its time.
Qatadah said: (on its fixed course for a term (appointed)) means, “It has an appointed time and it will not go beyond that.”
It was also said that; this means, it keeps moving in its summer orbit for a certain time, and it does not exceed that, then it moves to its winter orbit for a certain time, and it does not exceed that.
This was narrated from Abdullah bin `Amr, may Allah be pleased with him.
Ibn Mas`ud and Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them, recited this Ayah as: (And the sun runs with no fixed course for a term), meaning that it has no destination and it does not settle in one place, rather it keeps moving night and day, never slowing down or stopping, as in the Ayah: And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you. (14:33) which means they will never slow down or stop, until the Day of Resurrection.
Place for the sunset
Allah/Muhammad claim that there is a place for the setting of the sun and that there are people staying there:
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: “O Zul-qarnain! [thou hast authority,] either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness.” – Qur’an 18:86
Muslims are so embarrassed of this, so they try to explain it their own way, though they are forbidden by Allah to do so (Qur’an 3:7). If Muslims have problem with this then they shouldn’t remain Muslims? Their own tradition records that Muhammad confirmed this:
Sunan Abu Dawud 3991
“Abu Dharr said: I was sitting behind the Apostle of Allah who was riding a donkey while the sun was setting. He (Muhammad) asked: Do you know where this sets? I replied: Allah and his Apostle know best. He (Muhammad) said: it sets in a spring of warm water”.
Further analysis on Qur’an 18:86 shows vividly clear that Zul-qarnain:
(1) reached the setting of the sun,
(2) found it set in a spring of murky water which was re-echoed by Muhammad as we see in the Hadith above.
(3) found people there. I wonder what kind of skins these people had that they weren’t melted by the heat of the sun.
To add salt to wound, Muhammad (or should I say Allah) actually thought Alexander the great was a prophet of God,
83. They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain (Muslim Scholars believe, this is Alexander the great). Say, “I will rehearse to you something of his story.” 84. Verily We established his power on earth, and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends. 85. One (such) way he followed, 86. Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: “O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness.” 87. He said: “Whoever doth wrong, him shall we punish; then shall he be sent back to his Lord; and He will punish him with a punishment unheard-of (before). 88. “But whoever believes, and works righteousness,- he shall have a goodly reward, and easy will be his task as We order it by our Command.” 89. Then followed he (another) way, 90. Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had provided no covering protection against the sun. 91. (He left them) as they were: We completely understood what was before him. 92. Then followed he (another) way, 93. Until, when he reached (a tract) between two mountains, he found, beneath them, a people who scarcely understood a word. 94. They said: “O Zul-qarnain! the Gog and Magog (People) do great mischief on earth: shall we then render thee tribute in order that thou mightest erect a barrier between us and them? 95. He said: “(The power) in which my Lord has established me is better (than tribute): Help me therefore with strength (and labour): I will erect a strong barrier between you and them: 96. “Bring me blocks of iron.” At length, when he had filled up the space between the two steep mountain-sides, He said, “Blow (with your bellows)” Then, when he had made it (red) as fire, he said: “Bring me, that I may pour over it, molten lead.” 97. Thus were they made powerless to scale it or to dig through it. 98. He said: “This is a mercy from my Lord: But when the promise of my Lord comes to pass, He will make it into dust; and the promise of my Lord is true.” – Qur’an 18:83-98
This is a mistake; Alexander the great believed he was the son of Zeus. As we see, the Qur’an records that he called Allah his lord; to suggest that he was a prophet of Allah (or at least a Muslim who believed in Allah).
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Muslims tell us that the Bible we have today is a corrupt one (which I already refuted in here and here). But in so claiming, they are inadvertently suggesting that the Qur’an is false because without the Bible, the prophet-hood of Muhammad cannot be verified; the reason, by the way, they are trying so hard to find biblical verses about Muhammad (the dilemma and irony).
Furthermore, the Qur’an itself claims that the Bible is not corrupted because ‘none’ can corrupt Allah’s words (Qur’an 18:27). Muslims, however, have to say that the Bible is corrupted because it contradicts the Qur’an in many ways. If something is modified, it has to be the one which came after the original one; using this logic, since the Qur’an came 14 centuries later after the Bible, it is, undoubtedly, the one that was modified [i.e. corrupt]. The Qur’an itself testifies that it is corrupted:
90. (Of just such wrath) as We sent down on those who divided (Scripture into arbitrary parts) 91. (So also on such) as have made Qur´an into shreds (as they please). – Qur’an 15:90-91
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The Qur’an boasts that Muhammad came to confirm the Torah and the Gospel; if that’s true but as Muslims claim (the Bible being corrupt), then Muhammad came to confirm a corrupt book. Therefore, he is a false prophet. Furthermore, Qur’an 10:94 orders Muhammad to ask Jews and Christians if he is in doubt of his revelation. How could Muhammad have come to confirm the Torah and the Gospel if he was ‘in doubt’ of his own revelation?
There’s no way that Muhammad came to confirm the Bible because he contradicted it. This is the dilemma of Islam. If the Bible we have today is corrupt then where is the one Muhammad confirmed? It is evident that the Bible we have today is the same Bible Christians in Muhammad’s day had, since it records the deity, death and resurrection of Jesus which the Qur’an rejects.
So again, what did Muhammad come to confirm? The answer is nothing! He confirmed nothing; he only came to introduce a new (false) religion which denies everything the holy God revealed previously.
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