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  1. Umm mashallah, i think yall remember me some what, umm i have a problem, im dating a kufar, and i really like her, and i dont think its poissible for her to turn muslim, and umm i like her, what shud i do?, but it might be okay cuz we might break up, but just in case what shud i do?

  2. Assalamu Alaikum brother,

    We should always put forth the Qur’an (Allah’s words) and the sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad(saw)to help us with every of our decisions that we make in life.
    I will not indulge in explaining what Islamic law states about “dating” as I am almost certain you already know.

    Follow your heart and insha’Allah, it will lead you to the straight path.

    Ma’asalama.

  3. Fatal Skillz on February 25, 2007 at 10:21 am said:

    Umm mashallah, i think yall remember me some what, umm i have a problem, im dating a kufar, and i really like her, and i dont think its poissible for her to turn muslim, and umm i like her, what shud i do?, but it might be okay cuz we might break up, but just in case what shud i do?

    It would be best to cut relations off and reduce your interactions with the opposite gender whether they be Muslim or not. Only speak when it is necessary to the opposite gender.

    Trust me, life will be very easy once you take this initiative. It may be hard at first, but once done regularly, it will be easy.

    Most important, constant dhikrAllah is effective in this. Always remember Allah, even by saying SubhanAllah or Alhamdulillah or AstagfirAllah. Any form of remembrance of Allah will help you stay on the right path, inshaAllah.

  4. ?Truth can never be told
    so as to be understood
    and not be believed.?
    WILLIAM BLAKE
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    Islam
    Reviewed
    by M. Ali
    2ND AMERICAN EDITION
    F I S H HOUS E P U B L I SHI N G
    Copyright 1999
    All rights reserved. No part of this book may be
    reproduced in any form or by any electronic or
    mechanical means including information storage and
    retrieval systems without specific permission in
    writing from the publisher except by a reviewer
    who may quote brief passages in review.
    NOTE
    Except otherwise indicated
    Bible passages are taken from
    the King James Version.
    Koranic references are based on the Text,
    Translation and Commentary by A. Yusuf Ali.
    The author, M. Ali, is a former Muslim
    whom the Lord graciously saved in 1985.
    Since then God put a burden in his heart
    to evangelize Muslims.
    He does this by direct preaching,
    writing specialized tracts, books and literature,
    mobilizing Christians for the great commission
    and conducting teaching seminars
    on how to reach Muslims for Christ.
    He may be contacted through
    the publisher.
    ISBN 0-9628139-7-4
    F I S H HOUS E P U B L I SHI N G
    P. O. Box 453, Fort Myers, FL 33902, USA
    Printed in the United States of America
    Publisher?s Note
    TO THE AMERICAN EDITION
    Church-goers in America have no idea of what it is like to stand for
    Jesus in the face of severe persecution. Christians in mortal danger
    live so far away that their trials aren?t real to us. But if you were
    there, ah, then the inhuman oppression of it all would hit you in the
    face like a hammer blow. You would discover that speaking out for
    Jesus could be suicidal. Many of your friends would be in hiding, in
    jail, or lying face down in some muddy ditch ? just a few more infidel
    corpses rotting unmourned in the tropical sun.
    In the Sudan, Christians by the hundreds of thousands have been
    slaughtered, many by crucifixion. In Nigeria, many thousands more
    have been killed. One African brother (attending a Bible College here
    in the United States) plans to return home to begin a Christian
    school in his native land, but he knows he will not last more than a
    year or two before they kill him.
    So what kind of people would act with such cruel hatred toward
    defenseless men and women who wished them no harm? The radical
    Muslims, that?s who, in an Islamic Jihad or so-called ?holy war? they
    have been waging against Christians and Jews for over 1300 years.
    M. Ali (not his real name) has seen the above with his own eyes,
    so he writes about Islam from personal experience. Ali is a welleducated
    former Muslim who came to the Lord and is now a minister
    of the Gospel. Because of his background, Ali is particularly well
    suited to compare the Bible to the Koran and history, and he does so
    in such a way that truths about which he writes literally jump off the
    page at you.
    We may not be able to relate to every word this dear brother has
    written. But that shouldn?t matter to us for a minute. What counts is
    that Ali is a stalwart brother in a foreign land who, at the risk of his
    life, is standing for Jesus against a murderous enemy. And wonder
    of it all, though they have killed his Christian friends and burned
    their churches, Ali still sees Muslims as precious souls for whom
    Jesus died. As a result, he is an example to us all on how to love and
    witness to Muslims in the face of their virulent animosity.
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    Contents
    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Chapter 1 Islam & the Sonship of Christ . . . . . . . . . 11
    Chapter 2 The Bible & the Sonship of Christ . . . . . . . 12
    Chapter 3 The Cross in Islam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    Chapter 4 Textual History of the Koran . . . . . . . . . . 20
    Chapter 5 Koran & the Bible on Historic Facts . . . . . 24
    Chapter 6 Islam & Fables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
    Chapter 7 Contradictions in the Koran . . . . . . . . . . 30
    Chapter 8 Satanic Verses in the Koran? . . . . . . . . . . 34
    Chapter 9 Islam & Christianity on Idolatry . . . . . . . 39
    Chapter 10 Who is Allah? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Chapter 11 Islam & the Status of Women . . . . . . . . . 54
    Chapter 12 Moral Life of Prophet Muhammad . . . . . . 58
    Chapter 13 Jihad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
    Chapter 14 Islam and the Middle East Conflict . . . . . . 71
    Chapter 15 Christians, the Birth of Islam & Jihad . . . 76
    Chapter 16 The Nigerian Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
    Chapter 17 Jihad & Modern Muslims . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
    Chapter 18 Aljana, the Islamic Version of Heaven . . . 93
    Chapter 19 Muhammad or Jesus for Salvation . . . . . . 96
    Chapter 20 The Islamic View of Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
    Chapter 21 Islam & Christ?s Second Coming . . . . . . 103
    Chapter 22 A Final Word to Muslim Readers . . . . . . 105
    Chapter 23 A Final Word to Christians . . . . . . . . . . 107
    Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
    Addendum A Response to Louis Farrakhan . . . . . . . 111
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    Introduction
    Islam is one of the world?s fastest growing religions. About 1.2 billion
    people are said to profess faith in it. Besides its numerical growth, Islam
    also seems to be the only religion in the universe that openly challenges
    Christianity.
    Islam opposes the cardinal teachings of Christianity such as the
    sonship of Christ, the fatherhood of God and the death of Jesus Christ.
    Because of these opposing doctrinal views, the need to review Islam is
    critical to those who hunger for truth. The teachings on the person of
    Christ determine the genuineness or falsity of any religion. Without
    Christ, all religions could be right. So from the outset, we are going to be
    reviewing Islam, based on its teachings on Christ and other Biblical
    doctrines. We must face the issues raised in this book squarely as they
    have eternal consequences for our souls, be we Christian or Muslim.
    Therefore, I adjure you, in the name of the Lord, to be open-hearted
    and patient as you journey with me through the pages of this book. This
    book wasn?t written for argument sake (we have had plenty of that in the
    past without positive results), but rather to challenge you to eternal life.
    If you are one of those who has closed his heart to the truth, then this
    book will be of little or no help to you (You need special prayer for
    deliverance). I strongly believe that polemical somersaults, however
    logical they may seem, will avail nothing before the judgement throne
    of God on the last day.
    Truth can sometimes be exceedingly hot and bitter. If you find any
    statement in this book to be offensive, be sure it is not intended to be.
    For courtesy sake, throughout this book I use the Koranic translation
    accepted by all Muslims (Yusuf Ali?s) and the recognized Hadiths.
    Since it takes humility, open-mindedness and prayer to understand
    the things of God, I advise you to pray genuinely ? in whatever language
    ? that God should reveal to you the truth in this book, or the lies (if any),
    and you can be certain of His help, if you pray to Him sincerely.
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    1 Historic Note: In Jerusalem, on the ancient temple mount of God most Holy, Abd
    al-Malik ibn Marwan, in 688 AD, built the Dome of the Rock as a memorial to
    Muhammad. The Dome was erected just 300 feet south of where the Solomonic
    Temple once stood, and only a few hundred yards from where Jesus was crucified.
    Within the Dome is a prominent inscription in Arabic that reads: ?God forbid that
    He should have a Son.?
    Chapter 1
    Islam & the
    Sonship of Christ
    Attributing fatherhood to God is condemned vehemently by Allah in the
    Koran. In fact, it is regarded as blasphemy. This is one of the reasons that
    Muslims believe the Bible texts have been corrupted. They are of the
    opinion that Jesus never addressed Himself with any title of Sonship.1
    This title is so repulsive to Allah that he even resorted to outright cursing
    in one of the suras in the Koran:
    ? . . .The Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying
    from their mouth. [In this] they but imitate what the unbelievers
    of old used to say. God?s curse be upon them . .? (Surat attaubah,
    30).
    If Allah is really the Rahman Rahim (i.e. the Beneficent, the Merciful)
    why doesn?t he wish that the ?blasphemous? Christians repent? Why
    resort to outright cursing? Yet in the Bible, God has to bear with even
    Satan until the appointed time. Why can?t Allah bear with Christians? At
    this point, one is forced to ask: who is this Allah that has to resort to
    cursing those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Could he be the
    same God that spoke in the Bible? If the Bible and the Koran had the
    same author, would they not definitely speak the same thing?
    Chapter 2
    The Bible & the
    Sonship of Christ
    Let us consider the testimony of Angel Gabriel.
    ?Then said Mary unto the Angel [Gabriel] how shall this be,
    seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said
    unto her, the Holy Ghost shall overshadow thee, therefore also
    that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the
    Son of God? (Luke 1:34-35).
    When Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan, the Gospel says:
    ?And lo a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son in
    whom I am well pleased? (Matthew 3:17).
    On yet another occasion, while on the mountain of transfiguration the
    Bible has the following to say:
    ?And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his
    brother and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, And
    was transfigured before them, and his face did shine as the sun,
    and His raiment was white as the light. And behold, there
    appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him. Then
    answered Peter and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be
    here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for
    thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake,
    behold a bright cloud over-shadowed them and behold a voice
    out of the cloud, which said: This is my beloved Son in whom
    I am well pleased, hear ye him? (Matthew 17:1-5).
    Writing later, one of the eye witnesses (Peter) testifies thus:
    ?For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we
    made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus
    Christ but were eye witnesses of His Majesty. For He received
    from God the Father, honour and glory when there came a
    voice to Him from the excellent glory, this is my beloved Son,
    in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from
    heaven we heard, when we were with Him in the holy mount?
    (2 Peter 1:16-18).
    Anyone who has the slightest knowledge about the nature of God
    would admit that the ever-consistent God, the true God, the God of
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    1 Editor?s Note: Muslims believe that Christians, in calling Christ the Son of God,
    are guilty of making a man into God (a blasphemy), and that Christians also
    believe that God married and biologically produced a child. Allah knew better, this
    ayat teaches an untruth that has deceived Muslims throughout time and kept them
    from coming to the only One who could save them from their sins. Christ did not
    become the Son of God by reason of the virgin birth, but through the virgin birth
    a part of God?s Being became man. Christians did not take a man and make him
    God; they worship God who came to earth in the form of a man. (John 1:1, 14).
    Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would never have sent any ?angel Gabriel?
    about 600 years later to refute this Bible teaching. Only hearts that have
    been influenced by the jinns (demons) would believe otherwise. Those
    who have been misled into believing that Christians and Muslims
    worship the same God need to review their position. In the Bible, God
    acknowledges Jesus as His Son on many occasions, while in the Koran,
    Allah vigorously rejects it. The truth is that only Satan can teach in
    opposition to God?s word. That Satan can assign one of his angels to pose
    as an ?angel Gabriel? is clear from the following passage of scripture:
    ?And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel
    of light. Therefore it is no great a thing if his ministers also be
    transformed as the ministers of righteousness: whose end shall
    be according to their works? (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
    If one really ponders the Koranic verses that object to the Sonship of
    Christ, he is forced to query the ignorance of whoever is speaking. Sura
    6, Al-An?am, 101 says:
    ?To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth:
    how can he have a son when he hath no consort [wife]?1 He
    created all things and he hath full knowledge of all things.?
    Can you imagine God to be so carnal as to ask a question any
    Sunday School child would not ask? (Whoever composed this ayat failed
    to start with Lo! or Say, so as to create the impression that an Allah was
    speaking). Could Allah be so shallow of knowledge as not to know of
    any sonship other that a biological sonship? Doesn?t whoever is speaking
    in this sura know of legal sonship, Adoption? Doesn?t he know of
    metaphorical sonships e.g., an Egyptian as son of the Nile, Arab as son
    of the desert, necessity as the mother of invention, a student as the son
    of knowledge, etc.? When the Bible teaches that Christ is the Son of God,
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    it does not mean God married a wife and begat Jesus in the usual
    biological process, as the Koranic Allah declares. Jesus is the unique Son
    of God in a spiritual sense. Because of the marvelous love the Bible God
    has towards sinners, He came down to us in the person of Jesus Christ.
    He became known to us as God?s Son and He came to save us from our
    sins.
    ?And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness:
    God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of
    angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
    received up into glory? (1 Timothy 3:16).
    Muslims cannot imagine God loving sinners to the extent of coming
    down personally, as the Son, to save them. To Muslims this is evidence
    of polytheism, because they are taught in the Koran that Allah does not
    love sinners (Sura 2:190). This is repeated twenty four times in the
    Koran for emphasis. That Allah does not love unbelievers (Sura 3:31)
    and that he has even blocked their ears, sealed their hearts and
    blindfolded their eyes (Sura 2:6-7). All these are in direct opposition to
    Bible teachings which instruct that:
    ?God commended His love towards us, in that, while we were
    yet sinners Christ died for us? (Roman 5:8).
    The central theme of the Bible is this:
    ?For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son
    that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have
    everlasting life? (John 3:16)
    Are you a sinner? You know down in your heart that you are. You
    also know in your heart that without the shedding of blood there is no
    forgiveness. But in spite of all your sins, the Bible God loves you and has
    made provision for your salvation through His perfect sacrifice, the shed
    blood of Jesus, His only Son.
    1 Al-Muthana says he was told so by Ishaq who in turn heard it from Abd-Allah Ibn
    Jafar and Al-Rabia
    2Ali Ibn Suhail from Domra Ibn Rabia from Ibn Shuthab from Matar Waraq
    3 Ibn Hamid quoting Salima and Ibn Ishaq and Wahab Ibn Munabih
    4 Islam Revealed: A Christian Arab View of Islam, p. 97
    Chapter 3
    The Cross
    in Islam
    The death and resurrection of Jesus is another issue that arouses
    controversy in Islam. The Bible plainly teaches that God, in love, offered
    up Jesus on the cross of Calvary for our sins and raised Him again the
    third day for our justification. But the Koran says half ?No? and half
    ?Yes,? thereby leaving Muslims confused. In an attempt to justify the
    ambiguous teaching of the Koran on the issue, some Islamic scholars
    allege corruption of the Bible. Half ?Yes? and half ?No,? in the sense that
    they are divided over the interpretation of Surat al-Imran, 55:
    ?Behold! God said: O Jesus! I will take thee to Myself and clear
    thee [of the falsehoods] of those who blaspheme; I will make
    those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the
    day of resurrection: then shall ye all return to me and I will
    judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.?
    The word Arabic ?inni-mutawaffeeka? translated ?I will take thee? is
    the point of controversy among scholars. Some hold that the word
    means death of sleep and God raised him in his sleep.1 Others say the
    word means I, God, ?take you? from the world, but not by death.2 Yet
    others claim it means God caused Jesus to die three hours and then
    raised him.3 Muhammad Ibn Ishaq said, he was dead seven hours, then
    God raised him to life and took him to heaven. Dr. Anis Shorrosh says:4
    ?As an Arab, I have never known of any other meaning than death for
    this expression, i.e. ?inni-mutawaffeeka?, within or outside the Koran.?
    The controversy rages on in Sura 4, An-nisa, 157:
    ?That they said [in boast], ?We killed Christ Jesus the son of
    Mary, the Apostle of God;? But they killed him not, nor crucified
    him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ
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    1This theory was first conceived by Venturni, a German rationalist and then
    popularized by Prophet Ahman Ghulam of the Ahmadiya brand of Islam. Deedat
    implies, had he lived in Muhammad?s time and been in the shoes of either Zaid Ibn
    Thabit or Waraqa Ibn Naufal, that he would have suggested this seemingly
    ?sophisticated? swoon concept himself. Deedat is over 1,400 years late for his
    warmed over theory to be considered.
    therein are full of doubts, with no [certain] knowledge, but only
    conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.?
    From this sura comes the popular belief of Muslims that Allah cast the
    likeness of Jesus onto another man and that this man was the one
    crucified while Jesus was snatched into heaven. Muslims believe that the
    world was deceived into believing that it was Jesus that was crucified.
    The Chief culprit in this deception is Allah himself. Whoever invented
    this clever fable actually did a good job for Islam, but not a thorough
    one. He fell short of identifying the Jesus substitute, thereby leaving
    room for more controversies.
    Muslims deem it convenient to select Judas Iscariot since he was the
    one that betrayed Jesus. But that cannot be since Judas, after betraying
    Jesus, was overwhelmed with guilt and committed suicide (Matthew
    27:3-5). And so Muslims must swim and eventually sink (unless they
    repent) in the ocean of dilemma into which Allah and Koran have
    immersed them.
    Realizing the untenable nature of the ambiguous statement in Sura
    4:157, some scholars are busy experimenting with more ?suitable?
    theories. One such scholar is the aggressive sophist, Ahmed Deedat. In
    one of his specious arguments entitled Resurrection or Resuscitation?,
    Deedat propounded the ?Swoon theory? S a theory that Jesus survived
    the cross half dead and recovered afterwards in a roomy grave.1
    The repeated denial of Jesus? death on the cross in Sura 4:157 not
    only exposes Allah?s deception, but it also exposes his ignorance of
    prophetic tradition. The true God mentioned the triumph of Messiah
    (Jesus) over Satan through death when He gave the promise in the
    garden of Eden (Genesis 3:15). The Prophet Isaiah predicted His (Jesus)
    virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14) and also His atoning death (Isaiah 53:5-9). The
    Prophet David, whom Muslims call Anabiya Dauda, also prophesied
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    1 No. 2485, Ali, A. Yusuf, The Quran: Text, Translation and Commentary
    Jesus? death (Psalm 16:10), a prophecy which is confirmed in Acts 13:32-35.
    If you are the kind of person who is skeptical of fulfilled prophecies,
    then consider one that will be fulfilled at Christ?s second coming:
    ?And I will pour upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants
    of Jerusalem, the Spirit of Grace and supplications; and
    they shall look upon me whom they have pierced? (Zech 12:10;
    CF. Rev. 1:7).
    An Allah who is ignorant of these prophecies cannot be a true God
    even if he claims to be one. As we see in Surat al-Maryam, 15:
    ?So peace on him [refers to John] the day he was born, the day
    that he dies and the day that he will be raised up alive [again]!?
    And verse 33 of the same sura:
    ?So peace is on me [Jesus] the day I was born, the day that I
    die, and the day I shall be raised up to life.?
    There is no arguing the fact that Muslims believe the Apostle John
    (Yahaya) was born and died according to the first verse. Then why not
    believe the same of Jesus the Christ according to the second verse?
    Because the order of the two verses is the same and the wordings are
    practically the same. The context in the second can only mean one thing.
    Yusuf Ali seems to realize this fact. 1 In comparing Sura 19:15 with Sura
    19:33, he commented thus:
    ?Christ was not crucified (Sura 4:157) but those who believed
    He never died should ponder over this verse (i.e. 33 of Surat al-
    Maryam)?.
    Some do not want to believe the crucifixion on the ground that God
    would not have allowed His chosen prophet like Jesus to be killed by
    wicked hands. Such reasoning is refuted by the Koran itself.
    They (also) said:
    ?God took our promise not to believe in an apostle unless he
    showed us a sacrifice consumed by fire [from heaven]. Say:
    ?there came to you apostles before me, with clear signs and even
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    with what ye ask for: why then did ye slay them, if ye speak the
    truth??? (Sura 3:183).
    If we examine the whole Koran, we find that the only messenger
    who came from God with the kind of offering described in the above
    quoted sura is Christ as can be seen in Sura 5:115-117.
    The Apostle Paul, whom Muslims hate to hear, made an amazing
    remark concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A remark
    which makes a mockery of anyone trying to deny this historical event.
    ?For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,
    how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    And that He was buried, and that He arose again the third day
    according to the Scriptures: And that He was seen of Cephas,
    then of the twelve: After that, He was seen of above five
    hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain
    unto this present, but some are fallen asleep? (1 Corinthians
    15:3-6).
    In essence, the Apostle Paul is saying this: if you are in doubt, go
    and ask the eyewitnesses. If the Muslims knew the importance of the
    cross in God?s program, they certainly would not have rejected it. Satan
    knows that he met his Waterloo through the death and resurrection of
    Jesus:
    ?Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
    blood, he also Himself [Jesus] likewise took part of the same;
    that through death he might destroy him that hath the power of
    death, that is the devil; And deliver them who through fear of
    death were all their life time subject to bondage? (Hebrews
    2:14, 15).
    This was the sole mission of Christ and He accomplished it, praise
    God. Contrary to Muslim allegations, neither Christ nor Paul established
    a religion. Religion is Satan?s dragnet to catch men into Hell-fire, while
    Christ came purposely to conquer Satan and deliver as many as put their
    trust in Him. Does the Koran inform us of how Allah defeated Satan? No,
    on the contrary, Allah even incorporates Satan?s cohorts (the jinns ?
    demons) into the Islamic fold (Sura 72:14), and concentrates on fighting
    against the Salvation plan of the Bible God.
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    Dear reader, do not allow the enemy to rob you of the Salvation
    made available through the atoning death and triumphant resurrection
    of Jesus. As a result of your sins, you owe God a debt you can never pay.
    His perfect holiness demands justice, a justice which would result in a
    punishment for every offence. But He is also a God of love. In His love
    He yearns to be merciful. But if He merely waved our sins aside (as some
    think), the yearning of His love would be met, but what about the
    requirement of His holiness and justice? My friend, there must be a basis
    for forgiveness. The cross provides that basis. Jesus Christ died to pay
    your sin debt. The Bible God knew S if He left mankind alone S that
    everyone would go to Hell, for no one can satisfy the demands of God?s
    righteousness. That was why God, in love, came in the person of Jesus.
    He came to help us.
    ?But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we
    were yet sinners, Christ died for us? (Romans 5:7)
    1 See Mishkatul Massabih, ch. 3
    2 In Kufa, the manuscript of Abdullah ibn Masud was in use. That of Ubyy Ibn
    Ka?b was in the possession of the Syrians. The one edited by Migdad Ibn Amr was
    in circulation in the province of Hims. While that of Abu Musa al-Ash?ari was in use
    in Basra, Iraq.
    Chapter 4
    Textual History
    of the Koran
    Almost every Muslim is taught from infancy to cling to the notion that
    the Bible has been corrupted and changed, while the Koran is free
    from corruption, perfectly preserved since the time of Muhammad.
    But a thorough study of the textual history of the Koran will show
    that it is not the Bible, but the Koran that has been changed. That is
    what Islamic historians themselves bequeathed to us.
    After the famous battle of Aqraba in 632 AD, during the Caliphate
    of Abu Bakr, many Muslims who knew the Koran by heart were killed.
    As a result, Umar B. Al-Khattab advised Abu Bakr of the need to compile
    the Koran into a standardized text. Abu Bakr ordered the compilation to
    be made by Zaid Ibn Thabit from inscriptions on palm leaves, stones and
    from the remaining reciters.
    When the compilation was done, it was kept by Abu Bakr until his
    death. His successor, Umar, then took custody of it. Afterward, it came
    into the possession of Hafsa, one of Muhammad?s widows (a daughter of
    Umar).1 The companions of the prophet also did their own compilations
    and produced other manuscripts for use in various provinces. There were
    four rival provinces, each using a different text of the Koran.2
    During the reign of Khalif Uthman (the third Khalifah), reports
    reached him that in various parts of Syria, Armenia and Iraq, Muslims
    were reciting the Koran differently from the way it was being recited by
    Arabian Muslims. Uthman immediately sent for the manuscript in Hafsa?s
    possession and ordered Zaid Ibn Thabit and three others, Abdullah Ibn
    Zubair, Said Ibn Al-As and Abdullah Al-Rahman Ibn Harith B. Hisham to
    make copies of the text and make corrections where necessary. When
    these were completed, we read that Uthman took violent action
    regarding other existing Koranic manuscripts:
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    1 See Jeffery, Materials for the History of the Text of the Koran, pp. 24-114. The
    author has gone to considerable effort to collect solid evidence from the many
    Islamic sources that are documented in this book.
    ?Uthman sent to every Muslim province one copy of what they
    had copied and ordered that all the other koranic materials,
    whether written in fragmentary manuscripts, whole copies, to
    be burnt.? (Sahih al-Bukhari Vol. 6 Page 479).
    To eliminate variant readings and contradictions, all other
    manuscripts were indeed burned, but the Uthmanic edition itself was
    not perfect and met with a similar fate. When Marwan was governor
    of Medina, he ordered Hafsa?s manuscript to be destroyed. The only
    reasonable conclusion one can have is that during Uthman?s time,
    some of the contradictions in Hafsa?s text were so glaring that a total
    destruction of it was called for rather than a revision. From then until
    now, conflicting passages and historical inaccuracies exist within the
    Koranic texts.
    The Deedats, the Joommals, and the so-called Sheiks continue their
    unwarranted attack on the Bible while suppressing the fact that Khalif
    Uthman burned all the Koranic manuscripts apart from Hafsa?s, and that
    Governor Marwan followed the example of Uthman by destroying the
    Hafsa text as well. Anyone with the slightest regard for truth would have
    to admit that the Textus Receptus of the Koran now in circulation is a far
    cry from the textus originalis! It is not too wild to suggest that were
    Muhammad alive at the time of these incidents, he would have received
    one of his usual ?revelations? to back up those burnings.
    Contrary to Muslim belief, there were more than just language
    differences between Uthman?s text and the texts which were ordered to
    be burned. In every case, there were considerable verbal differences
    between them and the text Uthman determined (by whim) to be the
    final standardized version of the Koran.
    These differences were real textual variants and not just language
    peculiarities as is often taken for granted. In several cases there were
    words and sentences found in some codices that were missing in others.
    In other instances, the variants concerned whole clauses and consonantal
    variants in certain words. No wonder Khalif Uthman had to resort to
    wholesale burning as his best option.1
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    2 Archeological Note: In support of M. Ali?s statement: the true site of Mt. Sinai was
    found over two decades ago by the archeologist Ron Wyatt. Sinai is now known to
    be Jebel el-Lawz on the Arabian Peninsula. It is right where the Bible has been
    saying it was all along (see Galatians 4:25). However, the Saudi government has
    surrounded the Mt. Sinai site with a chain-link fence and suppressed the
    information, probably because of the devastating effect that discovery could have
    on the validity of Islam and the Koran. If the information on that site were to be
    released, it would discredit the Islamic claim that the Bible has been corrupted.
    That site, the artifacts therein (and similar sites in Arabia such as Rephidim),
    exactly fit the Bible?s description of the Israelite wilderness wanderings. Those sites
    prove the Bible to be both accurate and true. (Videos of that ancient site and many
    others are available from Wyatt Archeological Research, 713 Lambert Dr.,
    Nashville, TN 37220).
    Evidence abounds to this day, that verses, indeed whole passages are
    missing from the Koran that is in circulation today. For instance, the
    second Khalifah, Khalif Umar, stated in his life-time that certain verses
    prescribing stoning for adultery were recited by Prophet Muhammad
    himself as part of the Koran:
    ?God sent Muhammad and sent down the scripture to him. Part
    of what he sent down was the passage on stoning. We read it,
    we were taught it, and we heeded it. The apostle stoned and we
    stoned after him. I fear that in time to come men will say that
    they find no mention of stoning in God?s book and thereby go
    astray in neglecting an ordinance which God has sent down.
    Verily, stoning in the book of God is a penalty laid on married
    men and women who commit adultery.? (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat
    Rasulullah p. 684)
    The verse on stoning, no longer to be found in the Koran, is
    incontrovertible proof that the Koran as it stands today is not the same
    as the one spoken by Muhammad.
    What the public does not know is that Jihad has many faces. Jihad
    is not just slaughtering people for Islam, but it is also a systematic
    suppression of truth and propagation of lies.1 If not, how can Muslims
    boldly assert (despite hard historic evidence to the contrary) that the
    Bible has been changed while the Koran has been perfectly preserved
    since Muhammad?s time?
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    1 M.O.A. Abdul, in his book entitled Studies in Islamic Series, vol. 3, pp. 19-20, 1st
    printing 1971, mentioned the incidents that led Khalif Uthman to burn Koranic
    manuscripts.
    You cannot tell me that Islamic scholars are ignorant of the many
    defects in the Koran, nor of the havoc that the various Khalifs have done
    to it.1 We, ourselves, are not in any way amazed for the Bible has said:
    ?Such teachings [Propaganda] come through hypocritical liars,
    whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron?
    (1 Timothy 4:2, NIV)
    The plain truth is that the Koran has been changed through
    suppression and burning, and many of its passages have been deliberately
    removed or altered.
    1 The word in the original is 30F@Øl (Strong?s Greek Lexicon No. G2424). i.e.,
    Iesous, (ee-ay-sooce), which is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Jehoshua.
    (Strong?s Hebrew Lexicon No. 3091). The meaning of which is ?Jehovah saves? or
    ?Jehovah saved.? Pronounced in Hebrew: Yeh-ho-shoo’-ah; from H3068 and
    H3467; Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), Comp. H1954, H3442.
    Chapter 5
    Koran &
    the Bible
    on Historic Facts
    As is characteristic of him, the Islamic scholar, A. Deedat, always
    attempts to discredit the Bible. On p. 6 of his little booklet titled Christ
    in Islam, he labors to prove that Jesus? right name was Esau in Hebrew,
    Eesa or Isa in Arabic. We know where he and his likes are headed with
    that idea. They just want to justify an error in the Koran. The name Jesus
    is the anglicized form of Jehoshua, meaning Jehovah is Savior.1 The
    name was given by God Himself through the Angel Gabriel as recorded
    in Luke Chapter one, verse Thirty-one:
    ?And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth
    a Son, and shall call his name JESUS.?
    Esau was the twin brother of Jacob, who sold his birthright to Jacob
    for a bowl of porridge (Genesis 25: 32-34). When Esau missed the
    blessing as a result of his folly, he became angry and started persecuting
    Jacob (Genesis 27:41). The nation of Israel descended from Jacob. The
    other name of Esau is Edom (red) and the Edomite nation descended
    from him. Possibly because of the bitter hatred of Esau towards his
    brother Israel (Jacob), Israelites do not name their children Esau to this
    day. Muhammad, or whoever composed the Koran, must have been
    misled by his informants. Jesus, not Isa, is the proper name of the
    miracle man that descended from heaven and made His landing on
    Nazareth soil (1 Corinthians 15:47, Acts 10:38). Even Arabian Christians
    use the Arabic equivalent, Yesu, for Jesus.
    The Koran confused Miriam, sister of Aaron, with Mary mother of
    Jesus. Here is the confused passage as stated in Surat Maryam, 27-29:
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    1 See pamphlet entitled Jesus in the Qur?an and the Bible, an outline, by Jamal
    Badawi, p. 1; cf. Yusuf Ali?s commentary No. 2481.
    ?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!? But she pointed to the
    babe. They said: ?how can we talk to one who is a child in the
    cradle???
    According to Islam, Amran (Imran) was the father of the Virgin
    Mary (also Sura 3:30-44). Any child who attended a Sunday School
    knows that Miriam, sister of Aaron and Moses lived 1,400 years before
    Mary the mother of Jesus. (see Exodus 15:20 and Numbers 26:30-44).
    Islamic scholars seem to have detected this error, but instead of
    rectifying it, they hide it in interpretive argument, claiming that the sister
    of or brother of Aaron means a descendant of, or of the clan of Aaron.1
    Aaron, elder brother of Moses, son of Amran (Imram) was a priest of
    Levitical descent (Exodus 4:14; Numbers 26:59). While the Virgin Mary,
    Mother of Jesus, was of the tribe of Judah, and of the lineage of David
    (Psalm 132:11; Luke 1:32; Romans 1:3).
    ?For it is clear that our Lord [Jesus] descended from Judah, and
    in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests?
    (Hebrews 7:14 NIV).
    It is evident that Miriam, sister of Aaron, and the Virgin Mary were
    neither blood nor tribal relatives, nor were they of the same descent.
    Miriam descended from Levi, while Mary descended from Judah. These
    were two distinct tribes and lineages in Israel. The Muslims? belief in the
    infallibility of the Koran (without verification) obliges them to pitch their
    tent with the Koran even if it teaches that 1+1=3. As past actions and
    rhetoric show, Islamic scholars will try to justify the Koranic position no
    matter how historically untenable their positions may be.
    The name of Abraham?s father was not Azar, as the Koran states in
    Sura 6:74, but Terah (Genesis 11:26). The Koran further teaches that
    Pharaoh?s wife adopted Moses (Sura 28:8,9), whereas Moses himself said
    he was adopted by Pharaoh?s daughter (Exodus 2:5-10).
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    In several places the Koran associates Haman with a Pharaoh of
    Moses? time (Sura 28:6-7, 38; 40:24, 36), but from the Bible book of
    Esther (3:1-10), we know that Haman was a servant of Ahasuerus I, the
    5th century BC Medo-Persian king (known to us all as Xerxes) who lost
    the battle of Marathon. So Haman was really born a thousand years after
    Moses!
    In the words of Sura 28:28 and 40:36,37, Pharaoh commanded
    Haman to build a tower of bricks, the top of which will reach heaven. We
    know from archaeological and other historic evidence that this famous
    tower was built in the Babylonian plain many generations before
    Pharaoh?s time (Genesis 11:1-9). The account of Gideon, son of Joash
    who led the Israelites in battle against the Midianites is given in Judges
    Chapter 7, but in relating this incident the Koran makes another error,
    stating that this took place at the time of Saul in connection with David?s
    victory over Goliath (Sura 2:249-251).
    Chapter 6
    Islam
    & Fables
    The Bible book of Genesis records the murder of Abel by his brother
    Cain. There is also an account of this event in the Koran (Sura 5:30-35).
    However, at the concluding part of the Koranic story, we find an unusual
    assertion which has no parallel in the Bible record:
    ?Then God sent a raven, who scratched the ground, to show
    him how to hide the shame [corpse] of his brother? (Sura 5:34)
    If that assertion is true, then one should marvel at how a holy God could
    not only wink at a cold-blooded murder, but also support the murderer
    by helping Cain to hide the body.
    Well, according to Muslims, Islam did not start with Muhammad. By
    their doctrine, Cain could have been a Muslim, and the murder of his
    brother could have been an act of Jihad. If we accept that line of
    reasoning, we can then understand how Allah justifies what the Bible
    God condemns (Genesis 4:10). The point is this: Sura 5:34 quoted above
    is similar to stories in a Jewish book of fables, where it is recorded that
    Adam wept for Abel and did not know what to do with his corpse until
    he saw a raven scratch the ground and bury its dead companion (Pirke
    Rabbi Eliezer, chapter 21).
    In the Koran, it is Cain who saw the raven and in the Jewish book
    of fables, it is Adam. Apart from that slight difference; the weird
    similarity between the two narratives cannot be overlooked. Since the
    Jewish book predates the Koran, it appears that Muhammad (with the
    aid of his secretaries) plagiarized the story and made a convenient
    adjustment that would fit his divine ?revelation.? This conclusion is
    reinforced when we consider the very next verse in the Koran:
    ?On that account: we ordained for the children of Israel that if
    any man slew a person ? unless it be for murder or for spreading
    mischief in the land ? it would be as if he slew the whole
    people and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the
    life of the whole people? (Sura 5:35)
    At first glance, this verse seems to have no link with the preceding story.
    Why the life or death of one should be as the salvation or destruction of
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    all mankind is unclear. But when we turn to another Jewish book of
    folklore we find a similar tale. We read the following in the Mishnah
    translated by H. Danby:
    ?We find it is said in the case of Cain who murdered his brother:
    ?The voice of thy brother?s blood crieth? (Genesis 4:10). It is not
    said here blood in the singular but blood in the plural, that is,
    his own blood and the blood of his seed. Man was created
    single in order to show that to him who kills a single individual
    it shall be reckoned that he has slain that whole race, but to him
    who preserves the life of a single individual, it is counted that
    he hath preserved the whole race.? (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5).
    In the reasoning of the Jewish rabbi who wrote these words, the use
    of the plural blood in the Bible indicates not only the blood of one man
    but that of his whole progeny. Whether the Rabbi?s speculative interpretation
    is right or not, is not the issue. The issue is this: why should a
    Koran that is alleged to have been revealed by Allah contain a corrupted
    restatement of an existing rabbinical interpretation of a Biblical passage?
    The Koranic story of Abraham is patterned after the Biblical account,
    but when it digresses, the departure can usually be traced to Jewish
    fables. For instance, the Koran narrates a story about Abraham?s father
    and his idolatrous community. According to the Koran, Abraham (the
    monotheist) is alleged to have destroyed all the idols except the chief
    one. When questioned as to who broke the idols, he mockingly told them
    to inquire from the spared idol as to what happened to the rest. This
    made the mob angry and they supposedly threw Abraham into burning
    fire, but Allah made the fire cool and rescued him from their evil plot.
    This story is recorded in Sura 21, Al-Anbiya, 51-70. As expected, that is
    a story with striking similarities to one recorded in Jewish folklore.
    Incidentally, this fable was built around a mistranslation of a
    Hebrew word in Genesis 15:7. A Jewish scribe by the name Jonathan
    Ben Uzziel mistook ?Ur? for ?Or? (meaning fire), and rendered the verse
    ?I am the Lord who brought you out of the fire of the Chaldeans.? The
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    1 Ur was a place that archaeological evidence shows to have existed during the
    time of Abraham. Ur is also mentioned elsewhere in Scripture (Genesis 11:31). The
    location is believed to be in Southern Iraq, by the River Euphrates, at the present
    day site of Tel-el-Muqayyar.
    Koranic fable was welded around that palpable error.1 What God did say
    in Genesis 15:7 was:
    ?I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees?
    A brief quotation of the Jewish version in the ?Midrash Rabah? will
    prove its striking similarity to the Koranic narrative which is widely
    alleged to be a revelation from Allah.
    ?Abraham broke all the idols with one axe except the biggest
    one and then placed the axe in the hand of the idol he spared.
    Now his father heard the commotion and ran to investigate and
    saw Abraham leaving as he arrived. When he was accused by
    his father, he said he gave them meat to eat but the others went
    for the food without waiting for the biggest to do so first, so the
    biggest one took the axe and shattered them all! Then his father
    enraged by Abraham?s reply went to Nimrod who threw Abraham
    into fire but God then stepped in and save him from it.?
    The similarity between those two narratives is inescapable. That a story
    from Jewish folklore found its way into the Koran as historic reality
    should cause any thoughtful Muslim to doubt the alleged inspiration of
    the Koran. The Koran?s penchant for fables reaches its climax in Surat an
    – Namil, 18:
    ?At length, when they came to a [lowly] valley of ants, one of
    the ants said: ?O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon
    and his hosts crush you [under foot] without knowing it?
    (27:18).
    If you explain the verse away as a metaphor, then you are wrong, for
    Solomon is alleged to have smiled at the speech of the ant (Verse 19).
    Who says Koran is not an ?ultimate miracle?? An ant commanding and
    talking, indeed! People will believe just about anything if they see it in
    writing or hear it often enough.
    Chapter 7
    Contradictions
    in the Koran
    Contrary to the Muslim claim that the Koran is perfect and free from
    contradiction, the Koran is not only a bundle of contradictions, but a
    volume of confusion. The following examples prove the point:
    ?Those who believe [in the Qur?an], and those who follow the
    Jewish [Scriptures], and the Christians and the Sabians, any one
    who believe in God and the last day, and work righteousness
    shall have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no
    fear, nor shall they grieve.? (Sura 2:62).
    Now, read a counter ?revelation? in Sura Imran:
    ?If anyone desires a religion other than Islam [Submission to
    God] he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual
    good? (Sura 3:85)
    The Koran rightly condemns hypocrisy (Sura 4:138; 9:64-68) and
    teaches that hypocrites will occupy the lowest part of Hell fire, (Sura
    4:145). Yet Allah commands Muhammad to compel men to Islam at the
    point of the sword , i.e., in a Jihad (see Sura 47:4; 2:191; 4:74-77) while
    elsewhere stating that there should be no compulsion in religion (Sura
    2:256). These statements cannot be logically reconciled. To condemn
    religious coercion while making Jihad incumbent on Muslims is surely
    hypocritical and an obvious contradiction.
    In Sura 2:6-7, Muhammad is told that his attempt to convert the
    unbelievers will not avail anything because Allah has sealed their heart
    and their ears and blindfolded their eyes. But elsewhere Muhammad is
    told to attempt their conversion, by peaceful means anyway (Sura
    24:54). In Surat al-Ghashiya, Muhammad is reminded of his role as a
    warner only and that the disbelievers will be punished by Allah himself.
    ?Thou art not one to manage [men?s] affairs. But if any turn
    away and reject God, God will punish him with a mighty
    punishment, for to us will be their return.? (Sura 88:22-25).
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    1 Editor?s note: Suggesting that there are other gods besides Allah.
    The very contrary is taught in other passages as the great prophet of
    Islam claims that Allah has commanded him to spread Islam with the
    sword. In Sura 4:48, 116, we learned that Shirk,1 (idolatry) is an
    unpardonable sin, yet Abraham (Ibrahim), the friend of God, is alleged
    to be guilty of this sin (see Sura 6:75-78).
    The power to create and impart life is the exclusive right of God
    alone. He cannot permit angels or prophets to create life or they would
    also be God. Yet Koran on the one hand teaches that Jesus fashioned a
    bird out of clay and imparted life into the bird (Sura 3:49), while on the
    other hand, the same Koran teaches that Jesus is no more than a
    prophet.
    It is common knowledge that only God is worthy of worship, yet the
    Koran teaches that Iblis or Satan was cast out of heaven for his refusal to
    worship Adam (Sura 2:34; 7:11-13; 38:72-77). Wine is forbidden to
    Muslims here on earth (Sura 5:92, 2:219) but rivers of wine are
    promised them in Aljana, the Muslim heaven (Sura 47:15; 76:6; 83:25).
    The true God is neither the author of confusion nor contradictions.
    These confusions and contradictions coupled with the historic blunders
    and errors may explain why Muslim scholars resist any serious analysis
    of the Koran.
    In view of all the above, the question that comes to mind is this:
    ?Who wrote the Koran?? Muslims believe that Allah sent the angel
    Gabriel at various times to dictate the Koran to Muhammad. Their
    reasoning is that Muhammad being an Ummie (i.e. illiterate), could not
    have written a book like the Koran by himself. At this juncture, it is wise
    to ask the following questions:
    (1) Which university did our Lord Jesus attend?
    (2) Prophet Noah (Nuhu), David (Dauda), Jonah (Yunus) etc.
    graduated from which academy?
    Illiteracy is neither synonymous with imbecility nor does it necessarily
    mean disability of the intellect nor lack of ingenuity. Educational
    qualifications are not the credentials for divine commission. But though
    Muhammad himself was illiterate, his advisers were not. Muhammad
    had some very able secretaries and religious advisers such as Zaid Ibn
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    1 Other advisers were: Waraqa ibn Naufal (Khadija?s cousin). History has proved
    he was a Roman Catholic monk before pitching his tent with Muhammad as a
    religious adviser (cf. Yusuf Ali?s Comm. No. 32). Abdullah ibn Salam, a learned
    Jewish rabbi before joining Muhammad. Others are Uthman Ibn Huwairith; Abu
    Faqaihah; a Greek renamed Abu Takbiha etc. (See Ibn Hisham, Siratu?r Rasul Vol.
    1, p. 184; cf.. The Mizanul Haqq, Part 3, pp. 271, 272.).
    Thabit, a learned man who later headed the board of editors that edited
    the Uthmanic edition of the Koran (see page 20).
    Before Jihad was declared against them, the people of Mecca were
    not taken in by Muhammad?s ?revelations.? In many suras, the Koran
    itself records the Meccan allegation against Muhammad, that he forged
    the Koran with the help of other men:
    ?But the misbelievers say: Naught is this but a lie which he has
    forged, and others have helped him in it . . .? (Sura 25:4; See
    also Sura 16:101, 103; 46:8).
    The Meccans held on to that accusation until they were brutally
    overwhelmed by the bloody edge of the Islamic sword. Their
    accusations were not without merit. Muhammad did have a lot of
    editorial help.1
    Unfortunately, men can condition themselves to believe in a fraud,
    if the fraud has existed long enough and is widely confessed, but there
    is no fraud in the Bible God. No matter how much a fraudulent religion
    is universally accepted, the verdict of Christ is:
    ?Every plant [religious system] that my heavenly father has not
    planted will be pulled up by the roots:? (Matthew 15:13).
    That is one of the reasons Jesus is coming again. He will descend like a
    furious eagle to tear to shreds all false religions and Satanic systems, for
    no foundation can stand apart from the one that is already laid, Christ
    Jesus, Himself:
    ?For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is
    Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation [of
    Jesus with] gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the [last] day
    shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire
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    shall try every man’s work of what sort it is? (1 Corinthians
    3:11-13)
    Very soon you will be regretting in eternal fire unless you repent
    genuinely from your sins and accept Jesus with your whole heart and
    renounce the religion of the jinns.
    Chapter 8
    Satanic Verses
    in the Koran?
    A time came in Islamic history when the Muslims faced severe persecution
    from the unyielding Meccans, so severe in fact, that eighty three of
    Muhammad?s followers had to flee to Abyssinia (Ethiopia). When the
    persecution grew worse, Muhammad underwent a moment of despair
    and made compromising ?revelations.? He declared the possibility of
    Allah having a wife, Al-Lat and two daughters, Al-Uzza and Mannat, as
    recorded in Surat an-Najim:
    ?For truly did he see, the signs of his Lord, the greatest! Have ye
    seen Lat, and Uzza, and another, the third [goddess] Manat?
    What! For you the male sex, and for him, the female? Behold,
    such would be indeed a division most unfair!? (Sura 53:18-22).
    This indirect confession of polytheism made the Meccan pagans
    happy. Their bone of contention had been done away with (earlier, he
    had fearlessly lashed out against polytheism). The Meccans immediately
    lifted the boycott, stopped the persecution, and peace again reigned in
    Mecca. The Muslims who had migrated to Ethiopia heard the good news
    and returned home. But by then, Muhammad had withdrawn his
    confession. It appears that Muhammad realized the far reaching negative
    effect his compromise with the polytheists would have on his ministry.
    So on at least this one occasion, he admitted that he was actually
    inspired by Satan, as we read in Surat al-Hajj:
    ?Never did we send an Apostle or a prophet before thee but
    when he frame a desire, Satan threw some [vanity] into his
    desire. But God will cancel anything [vain] that Satan throws in.
    And God will confirm [and establish] his signs. For God is full of
    knowledge and wisdom, that he may make the suggestions
    thrown in by Satan, but a trial. For those in whose hearts is a
    disease and who are hardened of heart: Verily the wrong doers
    are in a schism far [from truth]? (Surat al-Hajj 22:52,53).
    The Al-Jalalayn interpretation is that after Muhammad recited Surat
    an-Najim (Sura 53) before a Council, the angel Gabriel informed him
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    that the verses were put in his tongue by Satan. Muhammad felt sorry and
    confessed his mistakes, supposing a similar fate befell preceding apostles.
    Later on Allah annulled these Satanic verses with better ?revelations.
    ? As the last part of verse 53 suggests, Allah supposedly permitted
    Satanic utterances to be in the Koran to test weak Muslims or to cut off
    those who had hardened hearts. Thus, Islam itself regards Sura 53:18-22
    to be Satanic, and Muhammad did indeed reject them later. Remember
    Salman Rushdie? He didn?t invent those Satanic verses. Those Satanic
    verses are really in the Koran.
    Here is a serious point for Muslims to ponder:
    So, provably, there was one occasion when Muhammad was unable
    to tell the difference between the voice of Satan and the voice of Allah.
    Is that the only time it happened? Could there be other revelations
    believed to be from Allah that were really from Satan? Is it possible that
    the whole Koran is little more than Satanic verses?
    Muslims claim that the Koran contains the words of Allah, 100%, but
    the Koran not only has Satanic verses, but also a demonic sura. Unbelievably,
    a whole sura (chapter) in the Koran is named after the demons.
    Shocking but true. Sura 72 is entitled Jinn (demons), Here is a short
    quote:.
    1. ?Say: It has been revealed to me that a company of Jinns
    listened [to the Koran] They said, we have really heard a
    wonderful Recital!
    2. It gives guidance to the right, and we have believed therein
    we shall not join [in worship] any [gods] with our Lord.
    3. And exalted is the majesty of our Lord: He has taken neither
    a wife nor a son.
    4. There are some foolish ones among us who used to utter
    extravagant lies against God.
    5. But we do think that no man or spirit should say aught that
    is untrue against God.
    6. True, there were persons among mankind who took shelter
    with persons among the jinns but they increased them in folly.
    7. And they [came to] think as ye thought, that God would not
    raise up anyone [to judgement].
    8. And we pried into the secret of heaven: but we found it filled
    with stern guards and flaming fires.
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    9. We used, indeed, to sit there in [hidden] stations, to [steal] a
    hearing: but any who listen now will find a flaming fire watching
    him in ambush.
    10. And we understand not whether it is intended to those on
    earth or whether their Lord [really] intends to guide them to
    right conduct.
    11. There are among us that are righteous and some the
    contrary: we follow divergent path.
    12. But we think that we can by no means frustrate God,
    throughout the earth, nor can we frustrate Him by flight.
    13. And as for us, since we have listened to the guidance, we
    have accepted it: and any who believes in his Lord has no fear,
    either of a short [account] or of any injustice.
    14. Amongst us are some that submit their wills [to God] and
    some that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their
    wills?they sought out [the path] of right conduct.
    15. But those who swerve, they are [but] fuel for hell fire.?
    It should disturb every Muslim that demonic conversations are considered
    to be part of the supposed word of Allah. But upon reflection you
    can see how and why they are.
    First of all, let us define Jinns.
    Advanced Learners Dictionary of Current English defined jinns to be
    genies or goblins S mischievous demons S ugly looking evil spirits. The
    Bible defines demons as angels who followed Satan in his rebellion
    against God:
    ?And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
    against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and
    prevailed not: neither was their place found anymore in heaven.
    And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
    Devil, and Satan which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast
    out into the earth and his angels were cast out with him? (Rev.
    12:7-9).
    No one should take a jinn?s claim seriously, that ?some of them are
    righteous,? Sura 72:11. Satan is the father of lies (John 19:44), so why
    should we believe what his Jinns said in the Koran? Jinns, like their
    Master (Satan), are liars. To deceive us, they gather half-baked truths
    into bundles of lies. That demons and Satan are barred from the true
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    1 See Yusuf Ali?s Commentary No. 31-33.
    heaven forever is indicated from their own confession in verses 8-9.
    There they admit that they unsuccessfully tried to storm heaven but met
    opposition from stern-looking angelic guards. Even their attempt to spy
    at heaven was foiled as they admit in verse 9. The true nature and root
    of Islam is revealed in verse 14 when the jinns, (whom the Bible God
    cast out of heaven) became Muslims and found a refuge in Islam.
    ?Among us [jinns-demons] are some that submit wills (to God)
    [i.e. Muslims] and some that swerve from justice. Now those
    who submit their wills [demonic Muslims] they sought out [the
    path] of right conduct.? (Sura 72, Jinn, 14).
    God forbid that I should belong to the same religion that the archenemies
    of God, the demons, also profess. Who could sponsor a religion
    that includes God?s arch-enemies, i.e. the jinns (demons)? Only Satan
    posing as Allah would do so. Before their conversion, the evil spirits
    confessed what was later to be a central theme of Islam, that Allah has
    neither taken a wife nor had a son (72:3).
    It is clear at this point that while posing as the angel Gabriel and
    claiming to be from Allah, one of these jinns (demons), gave Muhammad
    a denial of the sonship of Christ and the fatherhood of God. This blatant
    falsehood is repeated over twenty times in the Koran. Bearing in mind
    the Satanic verses incident, one must acknowledge that the devil can
    impersonate a holy angel. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). As an interesting
    note, when Muhammad received his first ?revelations,? he was not sure
    of the source of them himself. His wife (Khadija) convinced him that
    they must have come by the angel Gabriel.1
    Muhammad?s encounter with the jinns (demons) is also recorded in
    another sura, Sura 46, Al-Ahqaf, 29-32:
    29: ?Behold, we turned towards the company of jinns [quietly]
    listening to the Koran; when they stood in thy presence thereof,
    they said ?Listen in silence!? when the (reading) was finished,
    they returned to their people, to warn [them of their sins].
    30: They said, O our people! we have heard a Book revealed
    after Moses, confirming what came before it: It guides [men] to
    the truth and to straight path.
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    31: O our people hearken to the one who invite [you] to God,
    and believe in him: He will forgive you your faults, and deliver
    you from a penalty grievous.
    32: If any does not hearken to the one who invites [us] to God,
    he cannot frustrate [God?s plan] on earth, and no protectors can
    he have besides God; such men [wonders] in manifest errors.??
    These are admissions, within the Koran, that Muhammad had actual
    contacts with demons. This encounter is believed to have taken place at
    a time Muhammad lost his first wife, Khadija, and his uncle, Abu Talib,
    who had been protecting him all along. Muhammad tried to seek refuge
    in Taif, a village on the hilly side of Mecca, but the villagers rejected him,
    and he slipped out to the desert where the jinns (demons) met with him
    as he recited the Koran.
    This second sura, dealing with the same event as in Sura Jinn, goes
    so far as to reveal that the jinns (demons), after listening to the Koran,
    began to proclaim it to others. In other words, demons became missionaries
    for Islam. Their support for the Koran shows that the jinns and
    Islam are inseparable. The conversion of seventy three Yatrib (Medina)
    pagans to Islam, before the Prophet Muhammad even set foot there,
    cannot be unconnected with the evangelistic activities of ?faithful? jinns
    (demons). As expert whisperers, demons whispered to villagers, ?Lo! we
    have heard a wonderful recitation, [i.e. the Koran], so believe it? (Sura
    46:31). Obviously, demons played a crucial role in the formation of
    Islam, and today they are playing a significant role in its spread. The
    jinn?s are true Muslims!
    Chapter 9
    Islam &
    Christianity
    on Idolatry
    Most Muslims believe that Allah sent Muhammad to retrieve Christians
    from the error of Trinitarian polytheism. But before we respond to
    Allah?s beckoning, don?t we have the right to examine what we are being
    asked to believe? The Bible admonishes us to prove (examine) all things;
    and hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Accepting a
    creed without examination and genuine conviction, is not just blind
    faith. It is like jumping from the frying pan to a roaring fire.
    Unfortunately, our Muslim friends are in that exact position. Their
    ancestors were forced to embrace Islam at the point of the sword. Today,
    over 90% of the people in Islam were born into it and were then brainwashed
    through al-majirin (the local Islamic school indoctrination
    system). Through that system, they are given an anti-Gospel vaccination.
    They are nurtured from infancy with the idea that Christians worship
    three gods while they worship only one, Allah. Muslims accept this idea
    without further examination.
    Any religion?s claim about itself is not sufficient evidence of its
    validity. No religion (except Satanism) would admit outright that it is of
    Satanic origin, because no one would be lured into accepting it. Religion
    is like a letter written in the name of God. Examining the contents of the
    letter is necessary to determine whether it is of God or not. It is patently
    obvious that Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Shintoism, Confucianism,
    Yogaism, Bahaism etc. ? with their conflicting doctrines and confrontational
    postures ? cannot all be from the same God. True God is not the
    author of confusion. A master stroke of Islam is its alleged teaching of
    one god S Allah S while declaring Christianity to be polytheistic. But do
    Muslims actually worship one god?
    Muslims generally believe that the prophet Moses did speak directly
    with God, hence his Islamic title of Kalimullah. The first of the ten
    commandments God gave through Moses is:
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    ?Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
    likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the
    earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou
    shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them?. (Exodus
    20:4-5).
    The children of Israel often broke this commandment and most of their
    ordeals were a result of that sin. One of such instances is recorded in the
    book of Ezekiel:
    ?He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the
    LORD, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the
    portico and the altar, were about twenty five men. With their
    backs towards the temple of the LORD and their faces towards
    the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east? [This
    Baal worship is similar to Islam] (Ezekiel 8:15-16, NIV) .
    The Children of Israel experienced the lovingkindness of Yahweh (God)
    in the wilderness; they witnessed His miracles. They knew it was not the
    sun in the sky that delivered them from Egypt, nor the sun that parted
    the Red Sea for them or provided them with manna during their
    wilderness wanderings. To the Israelites, the sun was but a symbol, and
    yet in the quote above they were bowing down to it. God who judges the
    intents of the heart, knew their hearts. He condemned their act and
    called it an abomination.
    But what is the Islamic attitude towards a similar practice? Allah is
    alleged to have handed down the following command, as recorded in
    Surat al-Baqara:
    ?From whencesoever thou startest forth, turn thy face in the
    direction of the sacred mosque, that is indeed the truth from thy
    Lord. And God is not unmindful of what ye do? (Sura 2:149).
    And still in another verse, the same command is rendered thus:
    ?We see the turning of thy face [for guidance] to the heavens:
    now shall we turn thee to a Qibla that shall please thee. Turn
    then thy face in the direction of the sacred mosque: whenever
    ye are, turn your faces in that direction? (Sura 2:144).
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    1 Any Islamic claim of patriarchal accreditation for the Ka?aba would have been
    weak indeed, had it not been linked to Abraham, though there is no historic
    evidence at all that Abraham was ever in Mecca. The Ka?aba being linked to just
    Ishmael makes more sense, because Ishmael probably went into pagan idolatry
    after being driven from his father?s house by God?s command (Gen 21:10-14)
    2 The author is convinced that Ka?aba is the exact fulfilment of the image of the
    beast prophesied in Revelation chapter thirteen, verse fourteen.
    3 A.H. (After Hijra) is an Islamic way of reckoning time. A.H. time began in 622
    AD, the year of Muhammad?s flight (Hijra) from Mecca to Medina, a fulfillment of
    Daniel 7:25.
    The reader should notice that Muslims were previously commanded
    to turn their faces towards Jerusalem when praying. What the speaker
    is saying in the above sura is that they should change to Mecc

  5. Is this authentic?

    Because, according to the Wikipedia, “[Dave Chappelle’s] mother, Yvonne K. … is also a Unitarian Universalist minister,” whereas this person claims that “the next person in [his] family to accept Islam was [his] mother.”

    Not that I doubt Dave Chappelle is a Muslim, because his conversion is pretty well-known, but this video seems a bit, well, fishy.

  6. There is nothing fishy about the video. He is thankful that Allah blessed so many members of his family with Islam. His mother used to be a minister before she became Muslim. I’ve met the brother more than once. He isn’t lying, so put your skepticism aside and just accept that Allah blessed his family.

  7. There’s nothing fishy about it at all. Their family grew up in Washington D.C. They’re pretty known in the city and my Sis who went to school with them knows them very well. What he stated is true.

  8. His mother was actually at this years conference like William, if you doubt it, just search her name on youtube, she explains how she used to believe.

    And a word to the wise, anybody can edit wikipedia, so it is not really a valid source of information.

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