Ten Most Common Questions asked by
Christian Missionaries Against Islam

1. QUR’AN PLAGIARIZED FROM THE BIBLE

 

Question:

Is it not true that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has copied the Qur’an from the

Bible?

Answer:

Many critics allege that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) himself was not the author

of the Qur’an but he learnt it from other human sources and/or plagiarised

(copied or adapted) it from previous scriptures or revelations.

 

1. MUHUMMAD (PBUH) LEARNT THE QUR’AN FROM A ROMAN

BLACKSMITH WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN

 

Some Pagans accused the Prophet (pbuh) of learning the Qur’an from a

Roman Blacksmith, who was a Christian staying at the outskirts of Makkah.

The Prophet (pbuh) very often used to go and watch him do his work. A

revelation of the Qur’an was sufficient to dismiss this charge - the Qur’an says

in Surah An-Nahl, Chapter 16, Verse 103:

“We know indeed that they say, ‘It is a man that teaches him,’ the tongue of

him they wickedly point to is notably foreign, while this is Arabic, pure and

clear.”

[Al-Qur’an 16:103]

How could a person whose mother tongue was foreign and could hardly speak

little but of poor broken Arabic be the source of the Qur’an, which is pure,

eloquent, fine Arabic? To believe that the blacksmith taught the Prophet

 

(pbuh) the Qur’an is somewhat similar to believing that a Chinese immigrant

to England, who did not know proper English, taught Shakespeare.

 

2. MUHUMMAD (PBUH) LEARNT FROM WARAQA - THE RELATIVE OF

KHADIJAH (RA)

 

Muhummad’s (pbuh) contacts with the Jewish and Christian Scholars were

very limited. The most prominent Christian known to him was an old blind

man called Waraqa Ibn-Naufal who was a relative of the Prophet’s first wife

Khadijah (ra). Although of Arab descent, he was a convert to Christianity and

was very well versed with the New Testament. The Prophet (pbuh) only met

him twice, first when Waraqa was worshipping at the Ka’bah (before the

Prophetic Mission) and he kissed the Prophet’s forehead affectionately; the

second occasion was when the Prophet (pbuh) went to meet Waraqa after

receiving the first revelation. Waraqa died three years later and the revelation

continued for about 23 years. It is ridiculous to assume that Waraqa was the

source of the contents of the Qur’an.

 

3. PROPHET’S RELIGIOUS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS

 

It is true that the Prophet did have religious discussions with the Jews and

Christians but they took place in Madinah more than 13 years after the

revelation of the Qur’an had started. The allegation that these Jews and

Christians were the source should be reverse, since in these discussions

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was performing the roles of a teacher and of a

preacher while inviting them to embrace Islam and pointing out that they had

deviated from their true teachings of Monotheism. Several of these Jews and

Chris-tians later embraced Islam.

 

4. THE PROPHET (PBUH) LEARNT THE QUR’AN FROM THOSE JEWS AND

CHRISTIANS THAT HE MET OUTSIDE ARABIA

 

All historical records available show that Muhummad (pbuh) had made only

three trips outside Makkah before his Prophethood:

(i) At the age of 9 he accompanied his mother to Madinah.

 

(ii) Between the age of 9 and 12, he accompanied his uncle Abu-Talib on a

business trip to Syria.

 

(iii) At the age of 25 he led Khadija’s Caravan to Syria.

It is highly imaginary to assume that the Qur’an resulted from the occasional

chats and meetings with the Christians or the Jews from any of the above

three trips.

 

5. LOGICAL GROUNDS TO PROVE THAT THE PROPHET (PBUH) DID NOT

LEARN THE QUR’AN FROM JEWS OR CHRISTIANS

 

(i) The day-to-day life of the Prophet (pbuh) was an open book for all

to see. Infact a revelation came asking people to give the Prophet

(pbuh) privacy in his own home. If the Prophet (pbuh) had been

meeting people who told him what to say as a revelation from God,

this would not have been hidden for very long.

 

(ii) The extremely prominent Quraish nobles who followed the Prophet

(pbuh) and accepted Islam were wise and intelligent men who would

have easily noticed anything suspicious about the way in which the

Prophet (pbuh) brought the revelations to them - more so since the

Prophetic mission lasted 23 years.

 

 

(iii) The enemies of the Prophet (pbuh) kept a close watch on him in

order to find proof for their claim that he was a liar - they could not

point out even a single instance when the Prophet (pbuh) may have

had a secret rendezvous with particular Jews and Christians.

 

(iv) It is inconceivable that any human author of the Qur’an would have

accepted a situation in which he received no credit whatsoever for

originating the Qur’an.

Thus, historically and logically it cannot be established that there was a human

source for the Qur’an.

 

6. MUHUMMAD (PBUH) WAS AN ILLITERATE

 

The theory that Muhummad (pbuh) authored the Qur’an or copied from other

sources can be disproved by the single historical fact that he was illiterate.

Allah testifies Himself in the Qur’an in Surah Al-Ankabut, Chapter 29, Verse 48

“And thou was not (able) to recite a Book before this (Book came), nor art

thou (able) to transcribe it with thy right hand: in that case, indeed, would the

talkers of vanities have doubted.”

[Al-Qur’an 29:48]

Allah (swt) knew that many would doubt the authenticity of the Qur’an and

would ascribe it to Prophet Muhummad (pbuh). Therefore Allah in His Divine

Wisdom chose the last and final Messenger to be an ‘Ummi’, i.e. unlettered, so

that the talkers of vanity would not then have the slightest justification to

doubt the Prophet (pbuh). The accusation of his enemies that he had copied

the Qur’an from other sources and rehashed it all in a beautiful language

might have carried some weight if the Prophet (pbuh) was a literate person,

but even this flimsy pretence has been deprived to the unbeliever and the

cynic.

Allah reconfirms in the Qur’an in Surah Al A’raaf, Chapter 7, Verse 157:

“Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find

mentioned in their own (Scriptures) in the Law and the Gospel…”

 

The prophecy of coming of the unlettered Prophet (pbuh) is also mentioned in the Bible in the book of Isaiah Chapter 29 Verse 12.

“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned.”

[Isaiah 29:12]

The Qur’an testifies in no less than four different places that the Prophet

(pbuh) was illiterate. It is also mentioned in Surah Al A’raaf Chapter 7 Verse

158 and in Surah Al-Jumu’ah Chapter 62 Verse 2.

 

7. ARABIC VERSION OF THE BIBLE WAS NOT PRESENT

 

The Arabic version of the Bible was not present at the time of Prophet

Muhummad (pbuh). The earliest Arabic version of the Old Testament is that of

Rabbi Saadia Ben Joseph Gaon of 900 C.E. - more than 250 years after the

death of our beloved Prophet (pbuh). The oldest Arabic version of the new

Testament was published by Thomas Erpenius in 1616 C.E. - about a

thousand years after the demise of our Prophet (pbuh).

 

8. SIMILARITIES IN THE QUR’AN AND THE BIBLE DUE TO COMMON

SOURCE

 

Similarities between the Qur’an and the Bible does not necessarily mean that

the latter has been copied from the former. Infact it gives evidence that both

of them are based on a common third source; all divine revelations came from

the same source - the one universal God. No matter what human changes

were introduced into some of these Judeo-Christian and other older religious

scriptures that had distorted their originality, there are some areas that have

remained free from distortion and thus are common to many religions.

It is true that there are some similar parallels between the Qur’an and the

Bible but this is not sufficient to accuse Muhummad (pbuh) of compiling or

copying from the Bible. The same logic would then also be applicable to

teachings of Christianity and Judaism and thus one could wrongly claim that

Jesus (pbuh) was not a genuine Prophet (God forbid) and that he simply

copied from the Old Testament.

 

 

The similarities between the two signify a common source that is one true God

and the continuation of the basic message of monotheism and not that the

later prophets have plagiarised from the previous prophets.

If someone copies during an examination he will surely not write in the

answer sheet that he has copied from his neighbour or Mr. XYZ. Prophet

Muhummad (pbuh) gave due respect and credit to all the previous prophets

(pbut). The Qur’an also mentions the various revelations given by Almighty

God to different prophets.

 

9. MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN THE TAWRAH, ZABOOR, INJEEL AND QUR’AN

 

Four revelations of Allah (swt) are mentioned by name in the Qur’an: the

Tawrah, the Zaboor, the Injeel and the Qur’an.

Tawrah, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Moosa (as) i.e. Moses (pbuh).

Zaboor, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Dawood (as) i.e. David (pbuh).

Injeel, the revelation i.e. the Wahi given to Eesa (as) ie. Jesus (pbuh).

‘Al-Qur’an’, the last and final Wahi i.e. revelation given to the last and final

Messenger Muhammad (pbuh).

It is an article of faith for every Muslim to believe in all the Prophets of God

and all revelations of God. However, the present day Bible has the first five

books of the Old Testament attributed to Moses (pbuh) and the Psalms

attributed to David (pbuh). Moreover the New Testament or the four Gospels

of the New Testament are not the Tawrah, the Zaboor or the Injeel, which the

Qur’an refers to. These books of the present day Bible may partly contain the

word of God but these books are certainly not the exact, accurate and

complete revelations given to the prophets.

Another name for the Qur’an is the ‘The Furqan’ which means the criterion to

judge the right from the wrong, and it is on the basis of the Qur’an that we

can decipher which part of the previous scriptures can be considered to be the

word of God.

 

10. SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON BETWEEN QUR’AN AND BIBLE

If you glance through the Bible and the Qur’an you may find several points

which appear to be exactly the same in both of them, but when you analyse

them closely, you realise that there is a difference of ‘chalk and cheese’

between them. Only based on historical details it is difficult for someone who

is neither conversant with Christianity or Islam to come to a firm decision as to

which of the scriptures is true; however if you verify the relevant passages of

both the scriptures against scientific knowledge, you will yourself realize the

truth.

 

a. Creation of the Universe in Six Days

As per the Bible, in the first book of Genesis in Chapter One, the

universe was created in six days and each day is defined as a

twenty-four hours period. Even though the Qur’an mentions that the

universe was created in six ‘Ayyaam’, ‘Ayyaam’ is the plural of

‘Yaum’; this word has two meanings: firstly, it means a standard

twenty-four hours period i.e. a day, and secondly, it also means

stage, period or epoch which is a very long period of time.

When the Qur’an mentions that the universe was created in six

‘Ayyaam’, it refers to the creation of the heavens and the earth in six

long periods or epochs; scientists have no objection to this

statement. The creation of the universe has taken billions of years,

which proves false or contradicts the concept of the Bible which

states that the creation of the Universe took six days of twenty-four

hours duration each.

 

b. Sun Created after the Day

 

The Bible says in Chapter 1, Verses 3-5, of Genesis that the

phenomenon of day and night was created on the first day of

creation of the Universe by God. The light circulating in the universe

is the result of a complex reaction in the stars; these stars were

created according to the Bible (Genesis Chapter 1 Verses 14 to 19)

on the fourth day. It is illogical to mention the result that is the light

(the phenomenon of day and night) was created on the first day of

 

Creation when the cause or source of the light was created three

days later. Moreover the existence of evening and morning as

elements of a single day is only conceivable after the creation of the

earth and its rotation around the sun. In contrast with the contents

of the Bible on this issue, the Qur’an does not give any unscientific

sequence of Creation. Hence it is absolutely absurd to say that

Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) copied the passages pertaining to the

creation of the universe from the Bible but missed out this illogical

and fantastic sequence of the Bible.

 

c. Creation of the Sun, The Earth and the Moon

 

According to the Bible, Book of Genesis, Chapter 1, Verses 9 to 13,

the earth was created on the third day, and as per Verses 14 to 19,

the sun and the moon were created on the fourth day. The earth

and the moon emanated, as we know, from their original star, the

Sun. Hence to place the creation of the sun and the moon after the

creation of the earth is contrary to the estab-lished idea about the

formation of the solar system.

 

d. Vegetation created on the third day and Sun on the fourth

day

 

According to the Bible, Book of Genesis, Chapter 1, Verses 11-13,

vegetation was created on the third day along with seed-bearing

grasses, plants and trees; and further on as per Verses 14-19, the

sun was created on the fourth day. How is it scientifically possible

for the vegetation to have appeared without the presence of the

sun, as has been stated in the Bible?

If Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) was indeed the author of the Qur’an

and had copied its contents from the Bible, how did he manage to

avoid the factual errors that the Bible contains? The Qur’an does not

contain any statements which are incompatible with scientific facts.

 

e. The Sun and the Moon both Emit light

 

According to the Bible both the sun and the moon emit their own

light. The Book of Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 16 says, “And God

made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the

lesser light to rule the night”.

Science tells us today that the moon does not have its own light.

This confirms the Qur’anic concept that the light of the moon is a

reflected light. To think that 1400 years ago, Prophet Muhummad

(pbuh) corrected these scientific errors in the Bible and then copied

such corrected passages in the Qur’an is to think of something

impossible.

 

11. ADAM (PBUH), THE FIRST MAN ON EARTH, LIVED 5,800 YEARS AGO

 

As per the genealogy of Jesus Christ (pbuh) given in the Bible, from Jesus

(pbuh) through Abraham (pbuh) to the first man on earth i.e. Adam (pbuh),

Adam (pbuh) appeared on the earth approximately 5800 years ago:

i) 1948 years between Adam (pbuh) and Abraham (pbuh)

ii) Approximately 1800 years between Abraham (pbuh) and Jesus (pbuh)

iii) 2000 years from Jesus (pbuh) till today

These figures are further confused by the fact that the Jewish calendar is

currently on or about 5800 years old.

There is sufficient evidence from archaeological and anthropological sources to

suggest that the first human being on earth was present tens of thousands of

years ago and not merely 5,800 years ago as is suggested by the Bible.

The Qur’an too speaks about Adam (pbuh) as the first man on earth but it

does not suggest any date or period of his life on earth, unlike the Bible -

what the Bible says in this regard is totally incompatible with science.

 

 

12. NOAH (PBUH) AND THE FLOOD

 

The Biblical description of the flood in Genesis Chapter 6, 7 and 8 indicates

that the deluge was universal and it destroyed every living thing on earth,

except those present with Noah (pbuh) in the ark. The description suggests

that the event took place 1656 years after the creation of Adam (pbuh) or 292

years before the birth of Abraham (pbuh), at a time when Noah (pbuh) was

600 years old. Thus the flood may have occurred in the 21st or 22nd Century

B.C.

This story of the flood, as given in the Bible, contradicts scientific evidence

from archaeological sources which indicate that the eleventh dynasty in Egypt

and the third dynasty in Babylonia were in existence without any break in

civilisation and in a manner totally unaffected by any major calamity which

may have occurred in the 21st century B.C. This contradicts the Biblical story

that the whole world had been immersed in the flood water. In contrast to

this, the Qur’anic presentation of the story of Noah (pbuh) and the flood does

not conflict with scientific evidence or archaeological data; firstly, the Qur’an

does not indicate any specific date or year of the occurrence of that event,

and secondly, according to the Qur’an the flood was not a universal

phenomenon which destroyed complete life on earth. Infact the Qur’an

specifically mentions that the flood was a localised event only involving the

people of Noah (pbuh).

It is illogical to assume that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) had borrowed the

story of the flood from the Bible and corrected the mistakes before mentioning

it in the Qur’an.

 

13. MOSES (PBUH) AND PHARAOH OF THE EXODUS

 

The story of Moses (pbuh) and the Pharaoh of the Exodus are very much

identical in the Qur’an and the Bible. Both scriptures agree that the Pharaoh

drowned when he tried to pursue Moses (pbuh) and the Israelites across a

stretch of water that they crossed. The Qur’an gives an additional piece of

information in Surah Yunus Chapter 10 verse 92:

 

“This day shall We save thee in thy body, that thou mayest be a sign to those

who come after thee! But verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our

Signs!”

[Al-Qur’an 10:92]

Dr Maurice Bucaille, after a thorough research proved that although Rameses

II was known to have persecuted the Israelites as per the Bible, he actually

died while Moses (pbuh) was taking refuge in Median. Rameses II’s son

Merneptah who succeeded him as Pharaoh drowned during the exodus. In

1898, the mummified body of Merneptah was found in the valley of Kings in

Egypt. In 1975, Dr Maurice Bucaille with other doctors received permission to

examine the Mummy of Merneptah, the findings of which proved that

Merneptah probably died from drowning or a violent shock which immediately

preceded the moment of drowning. Thus the Qur’anic verse that we shall save

his body as a sign, has been fulfilled by the Pharaohs’ body being kept at the

Royal Mummies room in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

This verse of the Qur’an compelled Dr Maurice Bucaille, who was a Christian

then, to study the Qur’an. He later wrote a book ‘The Bible, the Qur’an and

Science’, and confessed that the author of the Qur’an can be no one else

besides God Himself. Thus he embraced Islam.

 

14. QUR’AN IS A BOOK FROM ALLAH

 

These evidences are sufficient to conclude that the Qur’an was not copied

from the Bible, but that the Qur’an is the Furqaan - ‘the criterion’ to judge

right from wrong and it should be used to decipher which portion of the Bible

may be considered as the Word of God.

The Qur’an itself testifies in Surah Al Sajdah Chapter 32 Verses 1 to 3

 

“Alif Laam Meem. (This is) the revelation of the Book in which there is no

doubt – from the Lord of the Worlds.

Or do they say, ‘He has forged it’? Nay, it is the Truth from thy Lord, that thou

mayest admonish a people to whom no warner has come before thee: in order

that they may receive guidance.”

[Al-Qur’an 32:1-3]

 

2. IS BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD?

 

Question:

Your Qur’an mentions that the Bible is the word of God. Why then do the

Muslims not follow the Bible?

Answer:

 

1. Injeel was the Revelation revealed to Prophet Jesus (pbuh) and not

the Bible

 

No where does the Qur’an mention that the Bible is the word of God. However

the Qur’an says that Injeel was the Wahi – Revelation revealed to Jesus Christ

(pbuh). The Injeel revealed to Jesus Christ (pbuh) has not been preserved in

its pure form.

 

2. Present day Bible is the corrupted form of Injeel

 

The present day Bible is not the Injeel which we Muslims believe was revealed

to Jesus (pbuh), which was the word of God. The present day Bible is the

corrupted form of the Injeel. Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an in Surah Al

Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 79:

“Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:

"This is from Allah," to traffic with it for miserable price! - Woe to them for

what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.”

[Al Qur’an 2:79]

The Bible may contain the word of God but it also contains the words of the

Prophets, the words of Historians, as well as, I am sorry to say, Pornography.

 

 

3. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) IS MENTIONED IN

QUR’AN 5 TIMES BY NAME WHEREAS JESUS (PBUH) IS

MENTIONED 25 TIMES BY NAME?

 

Question:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned in your Qur’an 5 times by name and

Prophet Jesus (pbuh) is mentioned 25 times by name. Who is greater, a

person mentioned 5 times by name or a person who is mentioned 25 times by

name, in the Qur’an?

Answer:

 

1. To address a person who is present, his name need not be taken

 

If I have to speak about a person who is present then his name need not be

taken and can be referred as ‘he’ or ‘brother’ etc. But if I have to speak about

a person who is not present then his name has to be taken at least at the

beginning.

The Glorious Qur’an was revealed to the last and final messenger, Muhammad

(pbuh). Since the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and he

was present, thus his name need not be taken when the Qur’an was referring

to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He is referred in the Qur’an more than a

hundred times as ‘Thee’, ‘Thou’, ‘The Prophet’ etc.

Since Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was not present when the Qur’an was being

revealed thus whenever his incident is mentioned in the Qur’an, his name had

to be taken at least in the beginning of the incident.

 

2. Prophet Moses (pbuh) is mentioned in the Qur’an by name no less

than 136 times.

 

Prophet Moses (pbuh) is mentioned in the Qur’an by name 136 times. Does

this make Prophet Moses (pbuh) superior to Prophet Jesus (pbuh), who is only

mentioned 25 times in the Qur’an. The answer is No.

 

4. PROPHET JESUS (PBUH) HAD NO HUMAN FATHER

WHEREAS MUHAMMAD (PBUH) HAD A HUMAN FATHER

 

Question:

Prophet (pbuh) had a mother as well as a father, but Jesus (pbuh) only had a

mother and no earthly father. He was born miraculously. Who is greater of the

two, a person who has a father or a person who does not have a father?

Answer:

 

1. Adam (pbuh) had no mother and no father

 

If being born without a mother makes a person a god then being born without

a mother and a father will make a person a greater god. The Bible and the

Qur’an both say that Adam (pbuh) was born without a mother and a father.

Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Aali ‘Imraan, Chapter 3, Verse 59

“The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from

dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was.”

[Al-Qur’an 3:59]

The Christians will immediately realise their mistake.

 

2. In the Bible there is another Superman by the name of Melchizedek

 

King Melchizedek had no mother, no father, no beginning, no end, no ascent,

no descent.

 

Melchizedek the Priest is mentioned in the Bible in Hebrews Chapter 7, verses

1 to 3.

“For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met

Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,

and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by

translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of

Salem, that is, king of peace.

He is without father or mother or genealogy, having neither beginning of days

nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.”

[Hebrews 7:1-3]

 

5. PROPHET JESUS (PBUH) GAVE LIFE TO THE DEAD,

WHEREAS PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) HAS NOT

DONE ANY SUCH MIRACLE.

 

Question

Prophet Jesus (pbuh) gave life to the dead, whereas Prophet Muhammad

(pbuh) has not done any such miracle. Who is greater, a person who can give

life to the dead or a person who cannot give life to the dead?

 

Answer

 

1. Miracle is not the Test

 

Jesus Christ (pbuh) says in the Bible, Gospel of Matthew, Chapter No. 24,

Verse No. 24.

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great

signs and wonders; in so much that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the

very elect.

Thus according to Jesus Christ (pbuh) Miracle is not the test to identify a

Prophet.

 

2. Jesus (pbuh) gave life to the dead with God’s permission

 

The incidence where Jesus Christ (pbuh) gave life to the dead is mentioned in

Gospel of John, Chapter No. 11. It is clearly mentioned in Gospel of John,

Chapter 11, Verses 41 and 42,

Jesus (pbuh) says to Almighty God, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard

me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people

which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

 

Then Jesus (pbuh) says in Verse 43, “And when he thus had spoken, he cried

with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. ” That means Jesus Christ (pbuh) gave

life to the dead with God’s permission.

 

3. All the Miracles done by all the Prophets are done with God’s help

 

All the Miracles done by all the Prophets are done with God’s help. Jesus Christ

(pbuh) gave life to the dead with God’s permission. He healed those born

blind and leper with God’s permission.

Allah says in the Qur’an in Surah Aali ‘Imraan, Chapter 3, Verse 49

"And (appoint him) a messenger to the Children of Israel, (with this message):

"'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of

clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird

by Allah's leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the

dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in

your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;” [Al-Qur’an 3:49]

 

4. Moses (pbuh) changed the Stick into a Snake

 

Yet, if the Christian Missionaries illogically claim that Jesus (pbuh) is God

because he gave life to the dead, then they have to also agree that Moses

(pbuh) was a greater God. Not only did he give life to the dead but also

changed the vegetable kingdom to animal kingdom when he converted the

stick into snake.

 

6. SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST (PBUH)

 

Question

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has died about 1400 years ago whereas Jesus

(pbuh) was raised up alive according to your Qur’an. Who is greater, a person

who is dead or a person who has been raised up alive?

Answer

 

1. Jesus Christ (pbuh) was raised up alive because his followers as a

whole mistook him to be God

 

Prophet Jesus (pbuh) was the only Prophet who was raised up alive because

he was the only Prophet amongst all the Prophets of Allah (swt) whose

followers as a whole mistook him that he claimed divinity. Almighty God Allah

(swt) raised Jesus Christ (pbuh) alive so that in his second coming he would

testify to the Christians that he never claimed Divinity.

 

2. In his second coming Jesus Christ (pbuh) will not bring any new

message

 

In his second coming Jesus Christ (pbuh) will not bring any new message

because he will not come as a Messenger of Allah but as a follower of Prophet

Muhammad (pbuh).

 

3. Jesus Christ (pbuh) testifies to Almighty God that he never told his

followers to worship him

 

Later in the Hereafter Jesus Christ (pbuh) would testify to Almighty God that

he never told his followers to worship him.

It is mentioned in Surah Al Maa’idah, Chapter 5, Verse 116

 

And behold! Allah will say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men,

worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah'?" He will say:

"Glory to Thee! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such

a thing, thou wouldst indeed have known it. Thou knowest what is in my

heart, Thou I know not what is in Thine. For Thou knowest in full all that is

hidden.”

[Al-Qur’an 5:116]

 

7. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MARY AND MIRIAM

 

Question:

It is mentioned in your Qur’an that Mary was the sister of Aaron (pbuh).

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who wrote the Qur’an did not know the difference

between Miriam the sister of Aaron (pbuh) and Mary the Mother of Jesus

(pbuh), the time span between both of them was about a thousand years.

Answer:

 

1. IN THE SEMITIC LANGUAGES SISTER ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT

 

The Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 Verses 27-28

“At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms).

They said: ‘O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman

unchaste!’”

[Al-Qur’an 19:27-28]

Christian missionaries say that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did not know the

difference between Mary, the mother of Jesus (pbuh) and Miriam, the sister of

Aaron (pbuh). The time span between both was more than a thousand years.

In the Arabic construction of the sentence, sister is also considered as a

descendant. Thus, when the people said to Mary, Ukhta Haroon i.e. ‘sister of

Aaron’ it actually means descendant of Aaron (pbuh).

 

2. SON ALSO MEANS DESCENDANT

It is mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 1 Verse 1

“Jesus Christ, the son of David,....”.

[Matthew 1:1]

Gospel of Luke Chapter 3, Verse 23

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was

supposed) the son of Joseph, .....”

[Luke 3:23]

 

3. DID JESUS (PBUH) HAVE TWO FATHERS?

What do you call a person who has two fathers? The explanation of the

phrase that Jesus (pbuh) was the son of David (pbuh), is that Jesus (pbuh)

was a descendant of David (pbuh). ‘Son’, here means a descendant.

 

8. JESUS (PBUH) DID NOT DIE

Question:

Is it not true that your Qur’an mentions in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19 Verse

33 that Jesus (pbuh) died and was resurrected?

Answer:

 

JESUS (PBUH) SAID, “THE DAY THAT I DIE”, NOT “THE DAY THAT I

DIED”

 

It is mentioned in Surah Maryam, Chapter 19, Verse 33

“So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die and the Day that I

shall be raised up to life (again)”.

[Al-Qur’an 19:33]

The Qur’an mentions that Jesus (pbuh) said “Peace is on me the Day I was

born, the day that I die”. It is not stated “the day that I died.” It is in the

future tense and not in the past tense.

 

1. JESUS (PBUH) WAS RAISED UP ALIVE

The Qur’an further says in Surah Al Nisaa’, Chapter 4, Verses 157-158:

 “That they said (in boast), ‘We killed Jesus Christ 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 –

Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is exalted in Power, Wise.“

[Al-Qur’an 4:157-158]

 

9. JESUS IS “A WORD” OF ALLAH AND A “SPIRIT” FROM

ALLAH

Question:

Does not your Qur’an mention that Jesus (pbuh) is Kalimatullah –“The Word of

Allah (swt)”, as well as Roohullah – “The Spirit of Allah”, indicating his

Divinity?

Answer:

 

1. JESUS (PBUH) “IS A WORD FROM ALLAH” NOT “THE WORD OF

ALLAH”

The Qur’an mentions in Surah Aali ‘Imraan, Chapter 3, Verse 45

“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 honour in

this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those Nearest to Allah.”

[Al-Qur’an 3:45]

Jesus (pbuh) is referred in the Qur’an as a word from Allah and not as ‘the

word of Allah’.

“A word” from Allah means a message of Allah. If a person is referred to as “a

word” from Allah, it means that he is a Messenger or a Prophet of Allah.

 

2. THE TITLE OF A PARTICULAR PROPHET (PBUH) DOES NOT

EXCLUSIVELY BELONG TO THAT PROPHET (PBUH)

 

Different titles are given to different Prophets (pbut). Whenever a title is given

to a Prophet (pbuh), it does not necessarily mean that the other Prophets

 (pbut) do not have the same characteristic or quality. For example Prophet

Abraham (pbuh) is referred to in the Qur’an as Khaleelullah, a friend of Allah.

This does not indicate that all the other Prophets (pbuh) were not the friends

of Allah. Prophet Moses (pbuh) is referred to in the Qur’an as Kaleemullah,

indicating that God spoke to him. This does not mean that God did not speak

to others. Similarly when Jesus (pbuh) is referred to in the Qur’an as

Kalimatullah, “a word from Allah”, it does not mean that the other Prophets

were not “the word,” of Allah.

 

3. JOHN THE BAPTIST (PBUH) IS ALSO CALLED “A WORD” FROM ALLAH

 

Yahya (pbuh) i.e. John the Baptist (pbuh) is also referred to in the Qur’an as

Kalimatullah i.e. a word from Allah in Surah Aali ‘Imran, Chapter 3, Verses 38-

39.

“There did Zakariya pray to his Lord, saying: “O my Lord! Grant unto me from

Thee a progeny that is pure: for Thou art He that heareth prayer!

While he was standing in prayer in the chamber, the angels called unto him:

“Allah doth give thee glad tidings of Yahya, witnessing the truth of a Word

from Allah, and (be besides) noble, chaste, and a Prophet – of the (goodly)

company of the righteous.”

[Al-Qur’an 3:38-39]

 

4. JESUS (PBUH) REFERRED AS ROOHULLAH – A SPIRIT FROM ALLAH

 

Jesus (pbuh) also never referred to as Roohullah “a spirit of Allah” but as a

spirit from Allah in Surah Al Nisaa’ Chapter 4 verse 171

“O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah

aught but the truth. Jesus Christ the son of Mary was (no more than) a

Messenger of Allah, And His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit

proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not ‘Trinity’:

desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One God: glory be to Him: (Far

Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens

and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.”

[Al-Qur’an 4:171]

 

5. SPIRIT OF ALLAH IS BREATHED IN EVERY HUMAN BEING

 

A spirit from Allah does not indicate that Jesus (pbuh) is God. The Qur’an

mentions in several places that Allah breathed into the human beings “His

Spirit” in Surah Al-Hijr, Chapter 15, Verse 29 in Surah Al Sajdah, Chapter 32,

Verse 9

Surah Al Hijr Chapter 15 Verse 29:

“When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My

spirit, fall ye down in obeisance unto him.”

[Al-Qur’an 15:29]

Surah Al Sajdah Chapter 32 verse 9:

“But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of

His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling

(and understanding): little thanks do ye give!”

[Al-Qur’an 32:9]

 

 

10. IS NOT THE QUR’AN WRITTEN BY SATAN?

 

Question:

The Qur’an is not the Word of God but on the contrary the handiwork of

Satan.

Answer:

In reply to a similar allegation put forward by the pagans of Makkah, that the

prophet (pbuh) received the revelations from Satan, the following verses were

revealed:

Surah Al Waaqi’ah, Chapter 56, Verses 77-80

“That this is indeed a Qur’an most honourable, In a Book well-guarded, Which

none shall touch But those who are clean: A Revelation from the Lord Of the

Worlds.”

[Al-Qur’an 56:77-80]

“Kitabim Maknoon” means a book well-guarded or a protected book, referring

to Lauh-e-Mahfooz in the heaven, which none shall touch except the

‘Mutahhareen’. i.e. those who do not have any uncleanliness or impurity or evil

like sin. This refers to the angels. The satan is absolutely prohibited.

Thus, since it is impossible for satan to come anywhere close to it or touch it,

the question of him writing the verses of the Glorious Qur’an does not arise.

It is further mentioned in Surah Al Shoora, Chapter 26, Verses 210-212

“No evil ones have brought Down this (Revelation): It would neither suit them

Nor would they be able (To produce it). Indeed they have been removed Far

from even (a chance of) Hearing it.”

[Al Qur’an 26:210-212]

Many people have a wrong concept of satan. They think that satan can

probably do everything, except a couple of things that God can do. According

to them, satan is slightly below God in power. Since the people do not want to

accept that the Qur’an is a miraculous revelation, they say that it is satan’s

handiwork.

 

1) If satan would have written the Qur’an, he would not have mentioned in

the same Qur’an in Surah Al Nahl, Chapter 16, Verse 98

“When thou does read The Qur’an, seek Allah’s protection from Satan the

Rejected One.”

[Al-Qur’an 16:98]

Is this how you feel satan would write a book? Does he tell you; “Before you

read my book ask God to save you from me?”

 

2) There are several verses in the Qur’an which will give enough evidence that

satan is not the author of the Qur’an.

In Surah Al A’raaf, Chapter 7, Verse 200

“If a suggestion from Satan assail your (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He

hears and knows (all things).

[Al-Qur’an 7:200]

Why would satan tell his followers, that whenever he gives any suggestions to

them, they should seek refuge in Allah (swt) to whom he is an avowed enemy.

 

3) In Surah Al Baqarah, Chapter 2, Verse 168

“O ye people! Eat of what is on earth, lawful and good; and do not follow the

footsteps of the Evil one, for he is to you an avowed enemy.”

[Al-Qur’an 2:168]

 

4) In Surah Yaa Seen, Chapter 36, Verse 60

 

 “Did I not enjoin on you, O ye children of Adam, that ye should not worship

Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?”

[Al-Qur’an 36:60]

Satan is intelligent, no wonder that he can put this idea into the minds of

people that he himself wrote the Qur’an. Almighty God cannot be compared to

Satan who is insignificant. God knows Satan’s evil intentions and hence no

wonder that He has given the reader of the Qur’an several proofs to show that

Qur’an is God’s word, and not Satan’s word.

The Bible mentions in the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 3, Verses 24-26

“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”

“And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

“And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but

hath an end.”