Self-Taught

One of the many attacks that Muslims and their apologists make against their opponents is that Kafir (non-Muslim) critics are self-educated. They say the only way to understand Islam is to ask a Muslim or a university trained “expert”. What could be wrong with this advice?

Let’s use an actual problem; today Sharia law is being used to show how Islam works at the political level and how it is a disaster for our civilization.

Sharia is such a horror show for Kafirs that Islam and its apologists say many things to draw attention away from it. They say that Sharia is an antique from the year 1400 and no one really uses such an old text (an example is the Traveller, see below). In short, it is a relic of history; it doesn’t really apply today. Don’t worry.

A professor says that the Sharia is not really important; Sharia is flexible; it changes; there are different schools; no nation is actually ruled by Sharia. Sharia is nothing to worry about. So says the “expert”. This judgment is delivered by a “university expert”. We know this is not true. We know that Sharia is a driving force in Islam. How could an “expert” be wrong?

How do we determine the true nature of Islam? How do we prove anything about Islam? How can you refute an “expert”?

A classic Sharia text, Reliance of the Traveller, has no less than four high scholars, who say that in 1991 that the Reliance is to the benefit of the Muslim community and the path of Muslims today. The university experts dismiss the Sharia as being irrelevant today. Who are we to believe, the professors or the prominent Islamic scholars?

This question can be answered by the fact that all Sharia is based on Koran and Sunna. Sunna is pure Mohammed and Koran is the delivered by Mohammed, so we can say that Mohammed is the only standard for truth in Islam.

If an expert gives advice about Islam or Sharia that agrees with Mohammed, the expert is right. If the expert disagrees with Mohammed then the expert is wrong. Hence, the only way to know Islam is to know Mohammed. This translates into knowing Hadith (Traditions) and Sira (life of Mohammed). If you would read Hadith and Sira (which are well translated), you would not need an expert, you would be an expert.

However, the experts denigrate any knowledge based on the actual reading of Islamic texts. Sir Isaac Newton was self-educated about physics. Einstein was self-educated in relativity. Indeed, people who are self-educated in their area of advancement have done the greatest work in humanity. However, for you to be self-educated is an act of bigotry.

The highest goal of education is that the students will be able to educate themselves after school. The elites do not want any ideas that do not come from “experts”. You might get ideas that are not elitist approved. The elites all favor Islam and never advance any critical ideas.

We have to educate ourselves because the universities are bankrupt on the subject of Islam. They do not allow any teaching about Islam that is critical and uses critical thought from the standpoint of the Kafir. No debate is allowed. Only Muslims and dhimmi apologists are allowed to speak about Islam. Anyone who disagrees based on their own understanding is a bigot.

The first European universities were based on the study of authorities. One day in class the discussion was about how many teeth a horse had. Aristotle said one number and Galen said another. The way to resolve this was to establish who was the greatest man. While the argument about whether Aristotle was a greater scholar than Galen went on, a student went out into the courtyard and counted the number of teeth in a tethered horse. When he returned with the number, the teacher beat him. Knowledge that was based on experimental data and self-education was forbidden. That is the nature of the academic “authorities” and the media today.

To know which expert is right is not a matter of college credentials or religion, but knowing which expert agrees with Koran and Sunna. Islam begins with Mohammed and ends with Mohammed.

Get to know Mohammed. To know Mohammed is to be an expert. Be self-taught and read the foundational books-Koran, Sira and Hadith.

Note: Don’t think that you can pick up any biography of Mohammed and get to know the true man. Almost every biography of Mohammed is whitewashed. The Sira (Ishaq’s Sira Rasul Allah can be found in Mohammed and the Unbelievers) is the gold standard. If the bio does not include the annihilation and subjugation of the Jews, torture, slavery, plots, raids, assassinations, battles, secret agents and spies, then it is not a complete biography. Mohammed’s rise to power included an event of violence on the average of every 6 weeks for the last 9 years of his life.


Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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17 Responses

  1. Paul Delaup
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    Could you possibly recommend a Sira and Hadiths to purchase. They can be found on-line from Islamic websites (I’m guessing not 100% accurate), and from other sites at prices around $95.00. There are dozens available to choose from. Thanks.

  2. Democracyistheanswer
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    Sharia per se discriminates against women and ‘others’.

    We live in a society where ‘political correctness’ has become allied with distorting factual information about Islam. As an example, President Obama told Indonesians how tolerant they were as Moslems. However, human rights organizations have severe and on-going concerns about persecution of religious minorities in Indonesia by the Moslem majority, especially the ‘religious police’ squads (‘hisbah’).

    In Pakistan and Egypt, lawyers have realized the horrifying injustices caused by Sharia (especially to minorities) and are attempting to influence legislators to ‘secularize’ the legal language to spare religious minorities the worst effects of discriminatory Sharia.

    Shari law, per se, discriminates against non-Moslem kafirs.

  3. Democracyistheanswer
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    In keeping with the statistical approach of CSPI to Islam…

    Worldwide, 65 percent of Muslims seek strict application of Sharia Law.

    In the UK, at least 40% of Muslims want Sharia Law.

    In Detroit, Michigan, 81% of Muslism want Sharia Law.

    In Canada, 53% of Muslims want Sharia Law.

    Sharia Law discriminates against women and ‘others’.

    There is a real problem with Sharia.

  4. boston to new york
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    Nice post. Really loved to read it. Specially the line “The highest goal of education is that the students will be able to educate themselves after school. “

  5. Bill Warner, it is your good luck that I am not standing with you on a podium answeing your lies about Islam. In Islam there is no such shit called political Islam. You are earning your living from presiding a center called political Islam! If you want to know who you are exactly look at those who are sponsoring you. There political agenda is totally known to us. They hired you to vomit their hatred against Muslims, Islam, the Arabs and the Palestinians of course. You and Daniel Pipes are standing in the same camp, the camp of the hate mongers, those hating everything Islamic

    Now hear me Mr. knowhow. Muhammad came to the Jews, the Christians and the Arab pagans in order to establish for the last time the only religion of Allah: Islamic monotheism. This is the message of Jesus and all prophets before him. Muhammad is the last Prophet of Islam.

    Muhammad came to tell the Christians that Trinity is not a true worship a matter that Allah will totally reject on the Day of Resurrection. So Mr knowhow instead of earning your living under a false title you are hiding behing “political Islam” can you and your hate mongers take christianity back from trinitarianism to pure monotheism. The Muslims you are idiotically and fanatically attacking are all monotheists, thjey deserve Allah’s forgiveness. Can you be a monotheist like them or you will keep saying Allah is one in three or three in one until you die and receive the punishment you deserve you and the like. Can you reform your own religion instead of attacking the Sharia, the perfect and last divine revelation to mankind.

    Muslims are living a pious life in order to please their Lord. Are you living a pious life? Or you are immersed in fornication, liquor, gambling etc. You are afraid that your civilization may be affected by the Sharia! What civilization Mr. knowhow? We see in your societies fornication, adultry, white slavery, mnoney laundry, Aids, lisbians, gays, cheating, usury, financial crisis etc.

    Can you play a role in reforming just a bit of the distortions I just mentioned above?

    Can you purify the Catholic Church from the debauchery of the priests who sexually abused children and women and sometimes the fornication happened on the Altar?

    Your world is falling down and whether you like it or not Islam is rising in your societies. You know why Mr. know nothing? Because Allah fight for His religion and He is keen to take the believers to Paradise. He is the All-Merciful.

    You claim that the Sharia can be selftaught and you read it as well as the Koran! If you have read the Koran Mr. incognizant you may have come across the following verse:

    Those who hurt Allah and His Messenger-then Allah has cursed in the present world and the world to come, and has prepared for them a humbling chastisement.

    If you have only a bit of sagacity or sound judgement you should have considered a very important question: “What would be my fate if Islam is a true religion?

    Considering the above verse and the shit you and your peers are vomiting every day from your ugly mouths against Islam, you are all doomed to Hell.

    Therefore I beg you , you and your peers of hate mongers, to increase in your error and sin so you can be roasted in Hell more and more for an eternal life.

    According to Islam, those who hurt Allah and the Prophet will be afflicted with terrible calamities in the worldly life, and in their graves they will be severely tortured, and in the Hereafter Allah will not look at them and He will throw them on their faces in Hell Fire. When these calamities happen to you remember my words to you. and remember that your filthy attacks against Allah and his prophet – the best of creation – have brought Allah’s wrath upon you. The above mentioned verse has cursed you and your like.

    By the way, I don’t visit your site and I don’t read your ugly and distorted articles, I only found your site by accident.

  6. Harry
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    Dear Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

    Your little post exlempified what this site and many others are talking of; that is the intolerance of others. You didn’t answer any questions or state any arguement but just spewed out threats of hell for the infidels again. Your question of “What would be my fate if Islam is a true religion?” could easily be asked of you in re-stating it to “What would be my fate if Christianity is a true religion?” The big difference sir is that the understanding of the Christian God is that He didn’t make anyone for Hell but wants to save each of us, but you have rejected his one and only way of getting back to him, Jesus Christ. By contrast, Allah has made most people for hell and apparently most Muslim women as well.

    Islam is based on trying to please Allah by works. Christianity is based on a hearts desire for God who forgives the weaknesses that man has because God himself paid for those weaknesses with the sacrifice of Jesus. Paul writes it well when he says in Eph 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

    I saw very little compassion or love in your post. 1.1 John 4:8
    “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ”
    From 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
    “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
    If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
    3And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
    4Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
    5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
    6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
    7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    8Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
    9For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
    10but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
    11When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
    12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
    13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. ”

    Childish ways include threats, tauntrams, quick to anger.

    I will not make threats to you sir, but I will send up a prayer that God’s Love will soften your heart.

  7. Who said that Muslims don’t believe in Christianity? We do believe in Jesus and what he brought to the Children of Israel, but only the way it was mentioned in the Koran. The Koran said that Jesus was a Prophet, not God or the son of God. He brought to his people strict monotheism and not the inoovation his followers invented after his elevation to his Lord, Allah. Trinitariarism is the invention of your Christian early fathers who misguided their followers until today. The Koran came to reform what the Christian Romans invented in Jesus religion.
    The Koran is an overwhelming chance for you to reconsider your religion by restoring it to pure monotheism befrore its too late.

    Again, instead of attacking Islam thus gaining more sins, try to find time you and your peers to reform your religion and abide by the teachings of Jesus :Your Lord is One; worship your Lord and my Lord” That’s what Muhammad came for. He came as a final Warner to the Christians saying that Allah forgives all sins if He wills except associating with Him any partners ( Allah is one in three or three in one).

    There is no time for debating, death is just waiting around the corner. All people will die and be accountable to Allah.
    You people have no time for debating, but to act, convene and take decisions leading to a true religious reformation. Any reformation that happened in Christianity along the ages is nothing if it didn’t touch trinity. Reform must restore Christianity from trinitarianism to strict monotheism.

    Read the Koran and see what Allah has said about trinitarianism and what kind of belief would he accept on the Day of Judgment. It will be nothing but pure monotheism.

    I don’t threat people as you say, but I preach the verses of the Koran, the verses of my Lord and your Lord. Salvation will not be gained by only having a good faith in Allah then hopiing for Allah’s grace. No my dear man. Salvation is gained by first, believing in Allah the Only God, The One who sent all Prophets since Adam, until Jesus, till Muhammad. They only said one word “There is no God but Allah, and none is to be worshipped but Him alone” He has no sons or wives, He is the One and the only true God who Created the universe and all that is upon it.

    The phylosophers wasted our time in trying to understand the wisdom of creation. This puzzle was solved when the Koran was descended. The wisdom of creation as indicated in the Koran is exactly as Allah said: ” I created Jinn and mankind only to worship Me” So Allah has created the universe and all that is upon it for only one purspose – to worship him alone. Wealth, money. glory, high positions are not the purpose of life, they are nothing nut means to worship Allah alone. They are also a test for man, either he uses his wealth for satisfying Allah and spend it for his lauful and legitimate benefit and for Allah’s cause or use it for evil and oppression thus leading his soul to a severe torment in the Hereafter.

    So the path to salvat5ion begins with (1) worshipping Allah alone without associating with Him any partners (2) doing good deeds according to the teachings of the sacred Books. Faith without doing good deeds is not accepted, because those who say we believe then live a life full of adultery, gambling, murder, cheating, lying etc, are not believers but hypocrites, and their abode as mentioned in the Koran is the lowest rank of Hell.

    Again, true belief is worshipping the One God Allah then confirming this by doing good deeds. In other words, living a pious life devoid of adultration, fornication, wine, gambling, hypocrisy etc.

    But you people as it seems from your words, don’t want to live a pious life because it’s hard on you. You rather prefer to throw a few words in the air saying,” I believe in Jesus as a Lord (this is strict polytheism-a matter that is totally rejected by Allah your Creator) and then hope for free salvation without doing any real effort to prove to Allah that you really love Him by abiding to His teachings.

    What kind of belief is that Mr. attacker of Islam, the final Word of Allah ti His servants!

    I don’t threat people as you say, but I spread the teachings of the last divine revelation to all mankind, the Koran. I am not spreading my words, but those of my Creator, Allah. If you believe in them it is good for you, if not, it is up for you to believe or not for guidance comes from Allah. If He wills He will guide you to His right path, if not it is His will to leave you astray.

    In Islam there is no compulsion in religion. We don’t obligate or force people to embrace Islam. But it is our duty as Muslims to deliver the Message. The Prophet of Islam said: ” deliver the Message of Islam on my behalf, even if it was one verse”. You know why? Because it is a Message of Mercy, the roaqd to Paradise. Allah is the Most – Merciful and He wants to take His servants to Paradise after they went astray for ages. This is why He sent them His final Word. The Word of pure monotheism that was tarnished by the false ideas about His nature.

    My words might look heavy, warning and hard, but in fact they are not my words, they are the verses of the Koran, the words of Allah. If you don’t like them or find them harsh, go and debate with Allah if you can. On the Day of Resurrection you and the like will stand before Allah and He will charge you: “Was it with my words you were mocking? Was it with my seal of the Prophets you were slandering?

    We Muslims were ordered not to compromise the verses of the Koran in order to satisfy the Christians or the Jews. We have been strictly ordered not to violate the verses of our Book for a small worldly gain. Our Book is one Book guarded by Allah until the Day of Judgment. It’s veses are firm and correct, and destined for all people to benefit from until the end of time. The Koran is a decisive word it is no pleasantry.

    Those who attack the Koran are in fact attacking tthe Last Word of Allah to all mankind. No other Book will come after the Koran, and Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him is the last Warner and the last of the Prophets. He was foretold in the Torah of Moses and the Gospel of Jesus although you concealed this. And this deliberate conceament you will pay for at the day of Resurrection as well.

    I will not be fooled by your tender words trying to prove that you are a loving person tolerating my anger. I am not angry but firm and decisive. I am rather sad because you people are far away from the truth and are gaining sins everyday by attacking the Word of Allah and His seal of the Prophets Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon his pure soul.

    When it comes to Allah, and His only religion – Islam – no compromises, hypocrisy, artificial tender words to gain people’s pleasure is accepted.

    Don’y forward me with verses from your Book or Books to prove your views. According to your own Christian scholars only 25% of the Bibles are Jesus words while the other 75% are Paul, John, Luke and Matt’s words. This is a valid proof that your books had been changed and the true words of Jesus were oblitirated. Beside restoring Christianity from trinitarianism to pure monotheism, it is your task as well to verify your adulterated books. An here you have one Book to refer to. The one that stood the test of time, the Koran. The Book that came to clarify the differences between the jews among themselves, the Christians among themselves, and between the Christians and the Jews. Every solution for the descripancies and iniquities of the Jews and the Christians is in the Koran.

    Finally, I invite you to read the Koran. Who knows? Maybe you could be one of those who were living in darkness and burdened with sins, but it is the will of Allah to guide you to the right path by embracing Islam. If that happens to you, all your past sins and the polytheism you were immersed into will be forgiven and you will become as newly born.

    Visit my website “mohsenelguindy.com” and read my books about Islam that you may be guided.

    Take this opportunity before it’s too late.
    Give me the opportunity to proselytize you and guide you to the right path.
    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

  8. Cecilie
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    “Doctor” El-Guindy

    I think it’s exactly because they have read the koran that the writers and commentators above write like they do, eloquently and with solid facts, based on – yes! The koran! Which they have read!

    You have so far to come up with a single, rational argument against anything written here, and you certainly don’t make a good argument in favour of islam, with your posturing and spluttering of dogma and scripture.

    “islam is great because it says in the koran that islam is great and I will keep saying that until everybody believes me” doesn’t really cut it in a debate among adults. It would fit perfectly in a kindergarten sand-pit though. Good luck with growing up!

  9. In continuation of my conversation with you, I can see from your post that your ideas about the nature of God (Allah) as well as the true teachings of Christianity – your own religion – are wrong and must be corrected. I’ll begin by asking the following question:

    1- Is Jesus God , the son of God, or one in a trinity?

    The Christian attitude which raises Jesus to an equality with Allah, attributes a physical son to Allah, and invent the doctrine of Trinity is totally condemned in the Koran.

    The Koran says:

    People of the Book (Jews and Christians) go not beyond the bounds in your religion, and say not as to Allah but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary was only the Messenger of Allah, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His Messengers and say not, “Three.” Refrain; better is it for you. Allah is only one God. Glory be to Him that He should have a son! To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth; Allah suffices for a guardian (Al-Nisa,171).

    As indicated in the above verse, Christ’s attributes are mentioned: (1) that he was the son of a woman, Mary, and therefore a man; (2) but a Messenger, a man with a mission from Allah, and therefore entitled to honor; (3) a Word bestowed on Mary, for he was created by Allah’s Word “Be”, and he was; (4) a spirit proceeding from Allah, but not Allah: his life and his mission were more limited than in the case of some other Messengers, though all people must pay equal honor to him as a Prophet of Allah. The doctrine of Trinity, equality with Allah, and sonship, are repudiated as blasphemies. Allah is independent of all needs, and has no need of a son to manage His affairs.

    The Koran states that infidels are those who declare that Allah is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary.

    As we read in th Koran:

    They are unbelievers who say: “Allah is the Messiah, Mary’s son.” Say, “Who then shall overrule Allah in any way if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?” For to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, creating what He will. Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 17).

    The Koran states that infidels indeed are those who declare that Allah is the Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary:

    They are unbelievers who say, “Allah is the Messiah, Mary’s son.” For the Messiah said, ” Children of Israel, serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord. Verily who associates with Allah anything, Allah shall prohibit him entrance to Paradise, and his refuge shall be the Fire; and wrongdoers shall have no helpers (Al-Maidah, 72).

    The Koran also states that infidels indeed are those who claim that Allah is one in a trinity.

    They are unbelievers who say, ” Allah is the third of three.” No God is there but one God (Allah). If they refrain not from what they say, there shall afflict those of them that disbelieve a painful chastisement (Al-Maidah, 73).

    Jesus is then not God or son of God, but a Prophet sent to the Children of Israel. Those who believe that Jesus is God or the son of God has blasphemed against Allah.

    The Koran says:

    Truly, the likeness of Jesus, in Allah’s sight is as Adam’s likeness; He created him from dust, then said He unto him, “Be,” and he was (Al-Imran, 59).

    The identity of Jesus does not necessarily comes from priests or from the superstitions of peoples. It comes from Allah, and where there is direct revelation, there is no room for doubt.

    Believing that Allah is one in a trinity is in the sight of Allah the most heinous and unforgivable sin. Never shall Allah forgive the impious irreverence of incorporating with Him other dieties.

    As the Koran says:

    Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him (in worship); less than that He forgives to whomsoever He will. Whoso associates with Allah anything, has indeed forged a mighty sin (Al-Nisa, 48).

    Christians should then worship Allah alone, the One God who created the universe and the One who sent Messengers to His servants for guidance.

    However, even the grave sin of associating partners with Allah can be forgiven if one truly believes in Allah’s oneness and worship Him alone, and truly turns to Allah sincerely and with full repentance.

    As we read in the Koran:

    And verily, I am indeed forgiving to him who repents, believes (in My Oneness, and associates none in worship with Me) and does righteous good deeds, and then remains constant in doing them (till his death) (Taha, 82).

    “Say to those who have disbelieved, if they cease (from disbelief), their past will be forgiven.” (Al-Tawba, 3

    Note: Do you realize that when Jesus called his Lord, he used to call Him “Allaha?” This is the word for God in Jesus Aramic language. See how this is too close to the Arabic word “Allah”.

    You said while trying to make me understand what Christianity is, ” Christianity is based on a heart’s desire for God who forgives the weaknesses that man has because God himself paid for those weaknesses with the sacrifice of Jesus.”

    The Chritians claim that Allah (God) created humans to live eternally in Heaven, and that when Adam ate from the tree from which he had been forbidden, Allah punished him through death and banishment from Heaven. They further allege that as death was inherited by his progeny, so was the sin of their father, which was a permanent stain on the hearts of humanity, never to be removed except through a sacrifice so great that it would oblige Allah to forgive humanity. This sacrifice would be nothing other than the sacrifice of Allah himself, incarnate in His son Jesus. Therefore, Christianity deems all of humanity as deemed to Hell for the sin of Adam from which they could never be clinsed, except through the belief that Allah became incarnate and died for Adam’s sin, ritualized as Baptism, through which Christians are born again into the world, but this time free of sin.

    So we see that the theory of original sin forms the basis of various Christian beliefs, from the cricifixion of Jesus to the concept of salvation and savior of Hell. It forms the very basis for the mission of Jesus himself.

    The question then arises: “Is humanity guilty for the sin Adam committed? Must we all repent from this sin?

    As for the sin of Adam, the Koran tells us that he repented for his sin. Allah revealed to him words with which to repent, which He then accepted from him.

    As indicated in the Koran, Adam said to Hid Lord:

    “Our Lord! We have wronged ouirselves. If you forgive us not, and bestow not upon us your mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers.”

    The Koran states:

    Thereafter Adam received certain words from his Lord, and His Lord pardoned him (accepted his repentance). Verily, He is the One who forgives, the Most Merciful (Al-Baqarah, 37).

    Through Allah’s repentance, Adam was cleansed of the sin which he committed.

    This shows that if people sin, all they need to do is truly repent from their hearts, and they will find Allah ever merciful. Adam did sin, and the sin did stain his heart, but it was removed through his repentance.

    The Koran says:

    …No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another… (Al-An’am, 164).

    As we see in Deuteronomy:

    The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin (Deuteronomy 24:16).

    None can reject that in these two verses, one from the Koran and the second from the Bible, that there is a common agreement that the Just God, Allah, will never punish people for the sins of others.

    Now let’s move to Jesus cricifixion. Has Jesus been crucyfied?

    The idea of Jesus dying on the cross is central to the Christian belief. It represents the conviction that Jesus died for the sins of humankind. In other words a person’s sins have been paid for by Jesus, and one is free to do as he pleases, for in the end he will attain salvation by belief in Jesus. This is totally rejected by Islam.

    Islam teaches that Jesus did not come to atone for the sins of humankind; rather, his purpose was to reaffirm the message of the Prophets before him.

    The Koran says:

    …None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the One and the Only True God… (Al-Imran, 62).

    The Islamic belief about Jesus’ crucifixion and death is clear. He did not die for humankind’s sins. There was a plot to crucify him but it did not suceed; he did not die but Allah saved him the humiliation the Jews wanted to cause him and Allah honored him by taking him up to heaven. In the last days before the Day of Jugment, Jesus will return to this world and continue to spread the belief in the oneness of Allah.

    The Koranic teaching is that Jesus was not crucified nor killed by the Jews, but was taken up to Allah:

    So for (the Jews) breaking the compact, and disbelieving in the signs of Allah, and slaying the Prophaets without right, and for their saying, “Our hearts are hardened.” Nay, but Allah sealed them for their unbelief, so they believe not, except a few.
    And for their unbelief, and their uttering against Mary a mighty calumny, and for their saying, “We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah – yet, they did not slay him, neither crucified him, only a likeness of that was shown to them. Those who are at variance concerning him (Jesus); they have no knowledge of him, except the following of surmise; and they slew him not of a certainty – no indeed; Allah raised him up to Him; Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise (Al-Nisa 155-158).

    Conclusion

    1- Jesus is not God, or son of God, but a Prophet sent to the lost sheep of the Children of Israel.
    2- Allah is One and not one in Triniy. 3- Jesus was not crucified, his prayers were answered and Allah honored him by taking him up to Him.
    4- The idea that Jesus atoned or saved our souls by dying on the cross is utterly false and contradicts with Islamic belief.

    In Islam salvation is attained by worshipping the One God Allah. Muslims worship Allah alone and follow Hid commandments. Muslims reject the concept of original sin. They believe that all people were born sin-free.

    Salvation in Islam is through pure monotheism and doing good deeds. Believing in pure monotheism (Allah’s oneness – there is no god worthy of worship but Allah), is the foudation of Islam. To believe in Allah’s oneness with certainty and doing good deeds are what guarantees salvation.

    To wrap up the issue of salvation in Islam, one might say: “In Islam, the key to salvation is the belief in and worship of the One True God Allah, and obedience to His commandments. This is the same Message brought by all prophets. Islam teaches that a person must work righteousness and avoid sin to attain Paradise, and that if one sins, that they seek true and sincere repentance from Allah. Through this and the Mercy and Grace of Allah, they will be admitted to Paradise.

    Religion with Allah is Islam It is the religion of Muhammad and all Prophets before him including Jesus of course. If any one wants a religion other than that, he is false to his own nature, as he is false to Allah’s will and plan. Such a one cannot expect guidance, for he has deliberately renounced guidance.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    What, do they desire another religion than Allah’s, and to Him has surrendered whoso is in the heavens and the earth, willingly and unwillingly, and to Him they shall be returned? Whoso desires another religion than Islam, it shall not be accepted from hiom, in the next world he shall be among the losers (Al-Imran 83, 85).

    Muslims believing in Islamic monotheism and following the Sunnah of the Prophet, are the best people ever raised up for mankind. They enjoin Islamic monotheism and all that Islam has ordained, and forbid polytheism, disbelief, and all that Islam has forbidden, and they believe in Allah. And had the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them, among them are some who have true faith, but most of them are disobedient to Allah and rebelious against His command.

    In this connection, Allah says in the Koran:

    “You are the best nation ever brought forth to men, bidding to honor, and forbidding dishonor, and believing in Allah. Had the people of the Book believed, it had been better for them; some of them are believers, but the most of them are ungodly (Al-Imran, 186).

  10. I wonder! What is happening to the world today? Allah’s signs and revelations are mocked at by some morons! They attack the final Word of Allah to His servants while they think they are doing good deeds. They threaten their situation with Allah by relating to Him falsehood and denying His last warning to mankind, the Koran. No wonder they attack the Book that came to warn them of a severe torment in the Hereafter if they don’t refrain from following the superstitions of their earlier fathers who misled them by inventing doctrines Jesus hadn’t mentioned or even touched. They are immersed in false doctrines their forefathers invented without knowledge or authority. They polluted the religion of Allah, the only God of creation with trinitarianism and vicarious atonement, yet, they accuse Islam, the religion of peace, the purely monotheistic religion, the religion of all prophets, the only religion that will be accepted by Allah on the Day of Resurrection with violence and falsehood!

    The Koran came for them as a mercy to guide them to the right path of salvation, but they stubbornly follow the false beliefs of the people of yore and consider Islam as their enemy.

    What happened to the world? What lies and falsehood I see here and there? Are we living the end of time? Yes, the minor and some of the major signs are already there.

    They erected online centers (political Islam, answering Islam, Jehad Islam, Middle East Forum, club 700 etc…) in order to attack anything Islamic. Even before the events of September 11, 600,000 bulletins, journals, articles and books attacking Islam were published in the Western world!

    These hate mongers earn their living by attacking the Lord of creation, His Book and His seal of the Prophets. The unlawful money generated from such dirt will soon destroy their reputation, health and life. Allah has his means, He fights for His religion.

    All the filthy words I read about Islam in these suspected online centers are feeble, false, incorrect and ignorant. Their irresponsible words will encompass them on the Day of Judgment from which they cannot escape.

    Allah leaves them in their insolence wandering blindly for only a while.

    The more Islam is attacked, it grows stronger and stronger. Don’t you look around and see how it is shining like a son in the West, in your own countries!

    Maybe now my words anger them, or maybe they laugh at them, but time will come when they will realize their truthfulness and sincerity.

    The enmity of the people of the Book (Jews and Christians) to Muslims had been mentioned in the Koran more than 1425 years ago.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    …And you shall hear from those who were given the Book before you, and from those who are idolaters, much hurt; but if you are patient and godfearing – surely that is true constancy (Al-Imran, 186).

    Now let’s talk about some Koranic facts that may benefit but also warn the attackers of the religion of Islam.

    Allah warns in the Koran saying, ” who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His signs (the Koran)?”

    These rebels however, will not be cut off in this life for their sins. They will get the portion alloted to them, including the good things of lift (money, wealth, family, kids etc…) and the chance of repentance and reformation, during their probationary period on this earth. During this period they will have a full run. After that period expires, they will be called to account. They will themselves see that the false things in which they put their trust, were false, and they will confess their sin, but it will be too late.

    The forefathers or earlier generations committed a double crime: (1) their own sins, (2) the bad example they set for those that followed. In other words, man is responsible not only for his own misdeeds, but also for not using his mind and faculty to comprehend the truth.

    The latter generations have to answer for two things: (1) their own sins, and (2) their failure to learn from the past, from the experience of those who preceded them.

    Those who wronged themselves by relating to Allah falsehood and denied His revelations (the Koran), when the angels of death come to them to disembody their souls at the predetermined point of time, they say to them, “Where now are those whom you incorporated with Allah and invoked besides Him?” They will answer, “They have forsaken and remounced us, they failed our expectation.” And so they will bear witness against themselves, that they have rejected Allah.

    And in the Day of Judgment they shall be told, “Enter you in the company of nations who passed away before you of men and jinn, into the Fire.” Every time a new nation enters, it curses its sister nation that went before until they will be gathered all together in the Fire. The last of them will say concerning the first of them, “Our Lord! These misled us, so give them a double torment of the Fire.” The Lord will say, “For each one there is double torment, but you know not.”
    Then say the former to the latter, “You lacked intellectual and led us astray, you are not better than us.”
    And here Allah says, “So taste the torment of what you used to earn.”

    Those who denied Allah’s revelations, are those who were born to be great losers. Never shall heaven open its gates to provide them hospitality, and nor shal they enter Paradise until the camel passes through the needle eye (example of impossibility); thus do Allah requite the wrongdoers. For them there is Hell, as a couch below, and folds and folds of covering above. Such is Allah’s requital of those who do wrong.

    The Koraning verses corresponding to the above explanation are:

    And who does greater evil than he who forges against Allah a lie, or cries lies to His signs? Those – their portion of the Book (good things of this worldly life and their period of stay therein) shall reach them; till, when Our Messengers (angel of death and his assistants) come to them, to take them away, they (the angels) say, “Where are those whom you used to invoke and worship besides Allah?” They will say, ” They have gone astray from us”, and they will bear witness against themselves that they were unbelievers.

    He Allah will say, “Enter among nations that passed away before you, jinn and mankind, into the Fire.” Whenever any nation enters, it curses its sister nation; till when they have all successively come there, the last of them shall say to the first of them, “Our Lord, these led us astray; so give them a double chastisement of the Fire.”

    He will say, “Unto each a double but you know not.”

    The first of them shall say to the last of them, “You have no superiority over us, then; so taste the torment of what you have been earning.”

    Those who cry lies to Our signs and wax proud against them — the gates of heaven shall not be opened to them, nor shall they enter Paradise until the camel passes through the eye of the needle. Even so We recompense the evildoers (Al-A’raf 37-41).

    Notice:

    I am not in the habit of visiting sites attacking Islam. But I found myself willing to join in conversation because I was amazed to see that the attackers have ample time to attack Islam while are totally neglecting the immense task they have to undertake regarding their own religion. Instead of attacking Islam, the complete and guarded religion until the Day of Judgment, they better look at their religion and try to purify it from all the impurities which polluted the monotheistic religion of Jesus. They have a life time ahead in order to begin the reformation needed. The Koran of course is a good reference for such reformation.

    My participation in these conversations is only because to explain the truth concerning Christianity from the view point of the Koran. I had to devote some time in this regard to show that the Koran is a decisive Word, and no pleasantry. And that those attacking the Koran must bear the curse and wrath of Allah in the worldly life, and the terrible consequences awaiting them in the Hereafter. they also must realize that he whose house is made of glass should not throw people with stones.

    THIS IS MY LAST CONVERSATION WITH THIS SITE.

    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

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    Thank you for this article. It is a blessing to find sources that are both truthful and reliable. As the bible states, “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” 1John 2:22

    The Muslims deny that God (Allah) has a son, and that he can’t have a son. The bible describes Jesus as the son of God numerous times. Even in Isaiah, Jesus’ birth and coming to restore mankind is given in this prophecy: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Now, the only born child who’s given a title such as Mighty God and Everlasting Father, has to be none other than Jesus, born of the Holy Spirit, conceived in the womb. And the word that was made flesh. John 1:14

  12. The apologetic Christian scholars of old and those of present agreed that the four gospels are adulterated, since they don’t agree with each other. This goes for the Old and New Testaments as well.So, you better check the validity of the verses you deduce from your books..

    The One and Only true God, Allah, has absolutely no partner. Indeed, He is self-sufficient. He does not need any associate. The Koran elucidated the nature of Allah:

    He is Allah, there is no God but He. He is the knower of the Unseen and the Visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate.
    He is Allah; there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peaceable, the All-Faithful, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to Allah, above that they associate!
    He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful.
    All that in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise (Koran 59: 22-24).

    Allah is the Sustainer of the Throne of Honor. To Him belong the End and the Beginning. He is above time and space; hence, no vision can ever grasp Him. Yet, Allah is nearer to His servants than their jugular vein (Koran 50:16).

    Muslims pray directly to Allah, with no intermediary, and seek guidance from Him alone because: “…Allah knows well the secrets of your hearts” (Koran 5:7).

    It is unthinkable for a Muslim to believe in the existence of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the New Testament sense. Whoever says that Allah has a partner, companion or an equal God beside Him will from an Islamic point of view, fall into an unforgivable sin. For Muslims Allah is never a truine God, but one God who has no partners.

    The Koran says in this respect:

    “Say, “He is Allah, the One; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begets not, and neither is He begotten; and there is nothing that can be compared to Him (Koran 112: 1-4).

    A logic question then arises: “Why Muhammad and all the Prophets before Jesus worshipped the One God, Allah, while the Christians of today are the only ones who worship a truine God?

    Has Allah suddenly changed His mind and decided to be three instead of One?

    Believing in and worshipping Allah alone, besides whom there is no other God, is the greatest teaching brought by the Messiah, and it is the greatest teaching brought by all the Prophets of Allah.

    As stated in the Bible despite all the distortions and changes that have happened to it, the Message that was brought by the Messiah was the call to worship God, the One, the Lord of the Messiah and the Lord of the worlds.

    The Bible says:

    “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3-NIV).

    “A certain ruler asked him: ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

    “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good except God alone.” (Luke 18: 18-19-NIV).

    “One of the teachers of the law came and noticed them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer; he asked him, “Of all the commandments which is the most important?”

    “The most important one” answered Jesus, “is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” (Luke, 4).

    Pure monotheism is the basic principle on which we should all agree.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    “Say (O Muhammad): ‘O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah (alone), and that we associate not partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah.’ Then, if they turn away, say: ‘Bear witness that we are Muslims.'” (Al-Imran, 64).

    Christianity developed from Judaism, and Judaism firmly believes in the unity of God.

    The doctrine of Trinity which was affirmed in the fourth century CE bears no resemblance from the monotheistic Message of Jesus. Jesus brought the Message of Monotheism – the oneness of Allah- as it was the basic Message of all Prophets before him.

    It should be pointed out that the Trinitarian doctrine was ratified only in the 4th century, proving that Jesus was not its own author. Christendom has for centuries been in disarray and the real followers of Jesus found the Trinitarian doctrine very abominable. They not only opposed it in words, but many of them also stood firmly in the defence of the Divine Oneness of God, a doctrine taught by Jesus himself and all other Prophets before him. The leaders and members of the Apostolic Church-a group of the real followers of Jesus died in thousands as a result of persecution against them by the Romans in collaboration with those of the Pauline church. The Unitarian Christians preferred to die for a noble cause rather than accept the mysterious doctrine of Trinity.

    The Trinitarian Shool of thought dominated the Christian world only after the Pauline Church imposed it by force on those who neither understood it nor sincerely accepted it as a divine percept. Such coercion was strongly condemned and resisted by those who believed that Jesus was a mere Prophet of Allah and not one in three in Trinity. Politics however played a very significant role in selling the idea of triune God to the Christian masses. In fact, it took Christendom more than 300 years to ratify the Trinitarium doctrine. But even after ratification, the Unitarian Christians continued to defy it. Imposition of the death penealty for those who opposed the Trinitarian doctrine had ultimately given it a clear commanding edge over the pristine tenets of the Apostolic Church.

    Three persons were behind the success of the Trinitarian doctrine. These include Athanasius, Constantine and Paul.

    Athanasius was considered by virtue of an imperial decree as a public enemy who was wanted by the emperor Constantine “dead or alive” and this happened years after the ratification of the Trinitarian doctrine. In his attempt to save his life, he resorted to hide from one place to another until he discovered a young woman who was known for her exquisite beauty. Their clandestine affair resulted in an illicit, adulterous crime by a man who had engineered the Athanasian creed (the Trinitarian doctrine).

    Emperor Constantine who ratified the doctrine of Trinity was a tyrant and criminal who thundered his son, his wife, and many more, because of his lust for political power. Neither did he understand the real theological foundation of Christianity nor was he himself a real Christian. His crimes, including the murder of thousands of innocent individuals, coupled with his paganistic belief, were grievous. Ironically, however, life was made easy for him by the Christian clergymen. They offered him forgiveness, despite the fact that only Allah can forgive those grievous sins! So, in return, Constantine gave them imperial protection, and, subsequently, he ratified for them their doctrine of Trinity.

    The very founder of today’s Christianity (Paul) was himself very controversial. Christian’s believe that he was a divinely inspired apostle is so obscure. Paul who had never met Jesus was not among the twelve disciples. He had persecuted many of the real followers of Jesus. His teachings contradicted those of Jesus. In fact a large part of the New Testament which was ratified by emperor Constantine during the Nicene Council in 325 AD., was Paul’s own fabrications. Specifically, Paul’s letters to the Romans, the Galatians, the Philippians, and the like were his own making, which do not at all conform to the real teachings of Jesus. In fact virtually all of the Pauline epistles had no reference to the practical teachings, personal sayings and real personality of Jesus.

    Based on the historical facts mentioned above, Christians only need to use their objectivity and rational thinking to realize that the man-made Trinty that they have been worshipping all the years is nothing but a product of political and personal manipulations by such men as Athanasius, Constantine, and Paul. Their criminal backgrounds or immoralities were enough grounds that they were devoid of any divine inspiration. It follows therefore, that the Trinitarian doctrine is human and not divine in nature.

    To end my comment I say: Most of you follow nothing but conjecture. Certainly, conjecture can be of no avail against the truth.

    Such is Allah, the One, the Only One, your Lord in truth. So after the truth what else can there be, save error? How then are you turned away?

    Allah says in the Koran:

    Now the truth has come to you from your Lord. Whosoever is guided, is guided only for his own gain, and whosoever goes astray, it is only to his own loss.

  13. As Bill Warner mentioned in the home page of Political Islam: “Our mission is to educate the world about political Islam, its founder Muhammed, his political doctrine and his God Allah.”

    I don’t know what the man has said about Allah, the Koran and Muhammad through his site Political Islam since its initiation and until present.

    I am sure that by now he has slandered Allah several times, his Prophet all the time and also belied the Koran for eternity.

    I really pity the readers or visitors of this site whom Bill Warner succeeded in misguiding by launching falsehood about Islam.

    The man wants to educate non-Muslims about the God of Muhammad, as if Muhammad has a special unique God for himself and his followers.

    Due to his obvious ignorance of the Arabic language Bill Warner thought that the word Kafir in Arabic means a non-Muslim! To correct his information, the word Kafir in Arabic means a man who does not believe in God, his messengers, his Books and the last day. Those were the ones who fought the Prophet and he had to fight them back after eleven years of persecution. He fought them after the Koranic verses descended upon him ordering him to fight back and promising him Allah’s support and victory.

    In the following, I will explain who is God in Islam ( Allah) who is Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, and what is the Koran, the final Word of Allah to all His servants.

    1- God – Allah in Islam.

    The Islamophobic mongers and the haters of Islam falsely claim that Muslims worship a “moon god” and the Kaaba is his temple, thus insinuating that Muslims are pagan idolaters. The false idea is based on the fact that Muslims put the crescent on their mosques’ minarets.

    The crescent is not a symbol of Islam, but of the Ottoman Empire. When the Ottomans took Islam as a religion they used the lunar calender, the calender that was used by Muslims, Jews and early Christians. Even today, the flag of Turkey has crescent on it. There was no crescent on the minarets of mosques built before the Ottoman era.

    Muslims’ God – Allah – is exactly what the Koran stated:

    Surely your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then sat himself upon the Throne, directing the affair. Intercessor there is none, save after His leave, that then is Allah your Lord; so serve Him. Will you not remember?
    To Him shall you return, all together – Allah’s promise in truth. He originates creation, then He brings it back again that He may recompense those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, justly. And those who disbelieve – for them awaits a draught of boiling water, and a painful chastisement, for their disbelieving (Koran, 10: 3, 4).

    Although most Christians are unaware of it, the Aramaic speaking Jesus also used the word Allah or Allaha. Christians using the Semetic languages still use it. The name Allah has been used by all other Prophets beginning with Adam and by the last and final Prophet Muhammad.

    The names found in other languages for God, are either attributive or descriptive and can be used in the plural and or feminine forms (gods, goddess) wheras the word Allah cannot be translated and never be used in plural form nor in any other form nor this word has any root.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them. Therfore, worship thou Him and be thou steadfast in His service. Knowest thou any that can be named with His name (Koran, 19:65).

    People accept the name of a diety when it is called in their language, but as soon as the name used by other people is used for their deity, their is the feeling of prejudice and rejection.

    The Holy Koran has not presented a new diety, but has presented the same Eternal Being Who has always been present in human conscious since the dawn of life.

    As we read in the Koran:

    So set thy face to the religion, a man of pure faith – Allah’s original upon which He originated mankind. There is no changing Allah’s creation. That is the right religion; but most men know it not (Koran, 30:30).

    Allah of the Muslims is the same God of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaak, Jacob, Moses, Jesus and all other Prophets known or unknown to us.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    Say (O Muslims), we believe in Allah and in that which has been sent down on us, and sent down on Abraham, Ishmael, Isaak and Jacob, and the Tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and the Prophets, of their Lord; we make no division between any of them, and to Him we surrender (Koran, 2: 136).

    We can also read in the Koran:

    He has laid down for you as religion that He charged Noah with, and that We have revealed to thee, and that We charged Abraham with, Moses and Jeusus: ‘Perform the religion, and scatter not regarding it.’
    Verily hateful is that for the idolaters, that thou callest them to. Allah chooses unto himself whomsoever He will and He guides to Himself whomsoever turns, penitent (Al-Shura, 13).

    Muslims are thus in the true line of those who follow the one and indivisible Message of the One God, Allah, wherever delivered. If others narrow it or corrupt it, it is they who have left the faith and created a division or shism. But Allah sees and knows all, and always makes His religion prevails.

    For Muslims, Allah is perfect. He has no partners. We worship Him and Him alone. Our faith is summarized in the following Koranic verses:

    Say: “He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like Him (Koran, 112: 1-4).

    And also:

    Allah, there is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave?
    He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills.
    His Throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious (Koran, 2: 255).

    Those who contend with opposing argument against Allah are the unbelievers. Their argument in Allah’s sight is futile. An inner true conviction can never be shaken by dialectual assaults. On the contrary such disputations recoil on the heads of those who indulge in them. Allah’s wrath is on them in this life, and the terrible penalty in the Hereafter must inevitably follow their evil plots against Truth.

    As we read in the Koran:

    And those who argue concerning Allah after that answer has been made to Him, their argument is null and void in the sight of their Lord; anger shall rest upon them, and there awaits them a terrible chastisement (Al-Shura, 16).

    2- What is the Koran – the final Word of Allah to all humankind?

    Allah’s revelation throughout the ages is one. The Koran confirms, fulfils, completes, and further explains the one true revelation (Islam), which has been sent by the One True God, Allah in all ages.

    The Koran says:

    This Koran could not have been forged apart from Allah; but it is a confirmation of what is before it, and a distinguishing of the Book, wherein is no doubt, from the Lord of All-Being (Yunus, 37).

    The Koran is a Message for mankind, and a clear proof against them, in order that they may be warned thereby, and that they may know that Allah is the only God that must be worshipped. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah – and that men of understanding may take heed.

    The Koran warns:

    This is a Messgae to be delivered to mankind that they may be warned by it, and that they may know that He is One God, and that all possessed of mind may remember (Ibrahim, 52).

    The Koran was sent down for all people for three purposes: (1) to bring about unity among the jarring sects, for the Koran while preaching the One True God, Allah, leads also to the unity of all mankind; (2) that the revelation should be a guide to right conduct; (3) that it should show the path of repentance and salvation, and thus be the highest mercy to erring sinners.

    This is clearly indicated in the Koran:

    And We have not sent down upon thee the Book except that thou mayest make clear to them that whereon they were at variance, and as a guidance and as a mercy to a people who believe (Al-Nahl, 64).

    The Koran is not a tale invented but a confirmation of Allah’s Books which were before it (scrolls of Abraham, Psalm of David, Torah of Moses, Gospel of Jesus and all other Scriptures of Allah) and a detailed explanation of every thing and a guide and a mercy for the people who believe.

    The Koran says:

    …It is not a tale forged, but a confirmation of what is before it, and a distinguishing of every thing, and a guidance, and a mercy to a people who believe (Yusuf, 111).

    3- Muhammad – the Prophet of Islam

    I will not say what we Muslims think about our Prophet, but I will mention what Allah the Creator said about him in His Koran:

    Allah and His angels bless the Prophet. O believers, do you also bless him, and pray him peace (Al-Ahzab, 56).

    In order not to be accused by being biased to our Prophet, I will not mention what we Muslims think of him, but I will rather mention his status In the sight of the most intellectual people of the Christian West. The greatness of Prophet Muhammad is so convincing to them that many from all camps, religious, and secular acknowledge him as the undisputed champion of the human race.

    In Histoire De La Turquie, Paris, 1854, Vol. II, PP. 276-277, the French phylosopher and historian Lamartine described the Prophet of Islam Muhammad peace and blessing be upon him in the following words:

    “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislators, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one third of the inhabited world; and more than that he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs, and the souls…his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposter but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was two-fold, the unity of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what god is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words…On the basis of a Book (the Koran), every letter of which has become law, he created a nationality which blended together people of every tongue and every race.”

    Philosopher, orator, Apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

    American scholar Rev. Bosworth Smith wrote:

    “He (Muhammad) was Cesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without pope’s pretensions, Cesar without the legions of Cezar, without standing army, without bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Muhammad, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports.”

    In the Genuine Islam, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936, George Bernard Shaw wrote:

    “If any religion had the chance to rule over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam. I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which possesses the assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man – and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the savior of humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness.”

    John Davenport wrote:

    “The piety of Moses and Christ rejoiced in the assurances of a future Prophet more illustrious than themsellves, and the Evangelist’s promise of a paraclite or Holy Ghost, the comforter, was prefigured in the name and accomplished in the person of the greatest and last of God’s Prophets – Muhammad.”

    Thomas Carlyle in his (Heroes and Hero Worship) was simply amazed as to:

    “How a man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades…The lies which orientlists and haters of Islam had heaped upon this man are disgraceful to their own selves only.”

    Carlyle further added:

    “A poor, hard-toiling, ill-provided man, careless of what vulgar men toil for. Not a bad man, I should say; something better in him than hunger of any sort, – or these wild Arab men, fighting and jostling three and twenty years at his hand, in close contact with him always, would not revered him so! They were wild men bursting ever into quarell, into all kinds of fierce sincerity; without right worth and manhood, no man could have commanded them. They called him Prophet you say? Why he stood there face to face with them; bare, not enshrined in any mystry; visibly clouting his own cloak, cobbing his own shoes; fighting, counselling, ordering the midst og them: they must have seen what kind of man he was, let him be called what you like! No emperor was obeyed as this man in a cloak of his own clouting. During three and twenty years of rough actual trial, I find something of a veritable Hero necessary for that, of itself…These Arabs, the man Mahomet, and that one century, is it not as if a spark had fallen, one spark, on a world of what proves explosive powder, blazes heaven – high from Delhi to Granada! I said, the Great man was always as lightning out of Heaven; the rest of men waited for him like fuel, and then they too would flame…”

    The eminent British writer Robert Briffault wrote:

    “The idea of freedom for all human beings, of human brotherhood, the equality of all men before the law of a democratic government, by consultation and universal suffrage, the ideas that inspired the French Revolution and the Declaration of Rights, that guided the framing of the American Constitution and inflamed the struggle of independence in the Latin American countries, were not invention of the West. They found their ultimate inspiration and source in the Holy Koran. They are the quintessence of what the intelligensia of medieval Europe acquired from Islam over a period of centuries through the various societies that developed in Europe in the wake of the crusades in imitation of the brotherhood association of Islam. It is highly probable that but for the Arabs (Muhammad and his followers). modern civilization would never have arisen at all, it is absolutely certain that but for them it would never have assumed that character which has enabled it to transcend all previous phases of evolution.”

    Notice: They found in the library of the father and founder of the American constitution Thomas Jefferson a copy of the Holy Koran. He was certainly incorporating into the American constitution the human right and democratic principles and issues mentioned in the Koran.

    any deviation from what I mentioned here about the God of Muslims, Allah, and His Word, the Koran, is frawd and falsehood. As for the Prophet of Islam who struggled to deliver the final Word of Allah to all mankind, I leave the judgement to the western phylosophers who with their knowledge and wisdom reshaped the face of the world.

    The Judgement regarding Muhammad is never to be left to the Islamophobic and hate mongers dwarfs spreading their venoms and misguiding their readers thus taking them away from the truth.

    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

  14. According to the teachings of Islam, believing in some Prophets or Books while rejecting others amounts to blasphemy. In addition to the Torah and their prophets, the Jews must also believe in Jesus and his Gospel, and in Muhammad and his Koran; likewise, the Christians must also believe in Muhammad and the Koran, otherwise Allah will not accept their belief in the Day of judgment. To reject any of the Prophets is open blasphemy – as their Messages are all the same – Word of Allah.

    The Koran says:

    O believers believe in Allah and His Messengers and the Book He has sent down on His Messenger (the Koran) and the Book which He sent down before (Torah, Gospel, Psalms, scrolls of Abraham and all others). Whoso disbelieves in Allah, and His angels and His Books, and His Messengers, and the Last Day has surely gone astray into far error (An-Nisa, 136).

    In other words, true faith means to believe in the Unseen or what is not apprehended by sight, especially Allah who is perceived only by mind; to recognize all His angels and Messengers; to believe in the Hereafter; to faithfully believe in what has been sent to Muhammad (the Koran) and to credit all that had been revealed to those who were sent before Muhammad (Torah, Gospel, Pages of Abraham, Psalms and all others).

    The Koran says:

    That is the Book (the Koran), wherein there is no doubt, a guidance to the god-fearing who believes in the Unseen (Allah), and perform the prayer, and expend of that We have provided them; who believe in what has been sent down to thee (the Koran), and what has been sent down before thee, and have faith in the Hereafter; those are upon guidance from their Lord, those are the ones who prosper (Al-Baqarah, 2-5).

    Had Allah willed He would have made all people one nation united in belief and thought, but He defeans the ears of the hearts of the evildoers who disbelieve in His Signs and opens the eyes of the minds of whom He will.

    The korans says:

    If Allah had willed, He would have made you one nation, but He leaves straying whom He pleases, and guides whom He will; and you will surely be questioned about the things you wrought (Al-Nahl, 93).

    In this regard, Muslim’s refutation of contemporary Christian teachings as exemplyfied by trinitariarism and vicarious atonement, is not based on personal whim or malice. Muslims are simply stating Allah’s judgement on the matter – whoever ascribes partners ( son, holy ghost) to Allah has rejected faith.

    Instead of wasting their time by attacking Islam and its divine Message to the world, thus gaining more sins, the Christians must seek integrity and insight and courage in pursuing truth in the relam of their religion.They must rethink and revise all the images of Present Christianity and try hard to reach the final truth, which is Allah is one and not three; there is no other diety to be worshipped but Him alone and Jesus is His Prophet and servant. This must be complemented by believing in the Koran as the last Word of Allah to His servants and that Muhammad – peace and blessings of Allah be upon him – as the seal of the Prophets.

    It is a chance given them; will they exercise their free will and take it! The truth in the Koran has been brought plainly before them; will they resist it and go after false gods, the creation of their own fancy?

    Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy

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    Mr. El Guindy
    With your description of Adam’s sin and Christianity you are very close. Adam’s sin passed the sin nature unto all men. But that sin set a chain of events in motion. Man became sinful and blemished and therefore the physical relationship of seeing and conversing with God in person was ended due to man’s uncleanness. Man was separated from the Paradise that God had provided for him here on earth. Mans body would start to deteriorate until he died. For the wages of sin is death. God forgave Adam of the sin. God is a loving and forgiving God, But there are consequences. Blood had to be shed. God provided skins for Adam and Eve to wear. Later God gave us basic 10 commandments that can be summed up into 2. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, strength, soul and mind and love thy neighbor as thyself. Would muslims commit violence against themselves. How can muslims justify jihad and the violence to their fellow man in their Koran. I know that some so called Christians have resorted to violence but that is not what Christ preached. Christ preached love for all men. For God so loved the world(this means everybody from beginning to end) that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever (again this means everybody from beginning to end) believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast..

    Now about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. You are thinking about this all wrong. He is a Triune God. All three are one and the one is all three. Like humans have a mind, body and soul. These are not separate but each make up a human being,

    On the subject of the Bible. Obviously you have never read or studied the Christian Bible. You prove that by your ignorance. You may have listened to a teacher talk about the Bible. But you need to sit down and read it from cover to cover several times to get some insight into it.

    And Paul. Paul was a sinner saved by the grace of God. He never raped a woman (or a 12 year old girl like someone you claim to know) Again your statement about him just show how you have heard this from someone else and not studied it yourself.

    Rom 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

    Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

    Love is not violence. Violence is against God. If Allah is for violence then he is not God.

  16. What Bible exactly you want me to read, that of Paul, or John or Luke or Peter, or Barnaba…? After decades from Jesus departure the Christians had more than 250 Bibles! These Bibles have been reduced now to 4 bibles, each of which is different from the other. This shows clearly that the original Bible of Jesus had vanished and do not exist now. Those who wrote the Bibles tampered with Jesus original words, and instead of Allah’s unity, we now find in the adulterated bibles, a truin god nailed on the cross, original sin, vicarious atonement – things that the Koran, totally reject.

    The Koran came to the Jews, the christians and the pagan Arabs to reconfirm what Jesus and all the Prophets before him said to their people.

    It should be emphasized, and as you know of course, that the Koran is the Word of God descended upon the heart of Muhammad through the archangel Gabriel. Muhammad was illeterate and it was impossible that he writes this fantastic and eloquent discourse.

    Because you people are stubborn and will never accept one single word I am saying, a thing that I knew beforehand, I for the last time will try here to explain the only belief Allah will accept on the Day of Resurrection.

    Islam is the true religion of all mankind. Islam means the submission or surrender of one’s will to the only true God worthy of worship, “Allah”, and anyone who does so is termed a “Muslim”. The Message of Islam has been given from the time of the Prophet Adam, and renewed through many Prophets chosen by Allah to inform humanity of the way leading to the path of rectitude. The fundamental teachings of all Prophets was the same: “There is no deity, nor object worthy of worship, except Allah alone.” Hence Islam is not a new religion brought by Prophet Muhammad in Arabia in the seventh century, but only the true religion of Allah re-expressed in its final form.

    Allah reveals in the Koran that He has sent down the Holy Books bfore the advent of Prophet Muhammad, namely the pages of Abraham, the Torah, the Psalms, and the Gospel. The Pages of Abraham have disappeared and are not to be found in the world literature which exists today. The Psalms, the Torah and the Gospel, though they exist with the Jews and the Christians, have been changed and corrupted in the course of time. What has been left of them are not the original texts but only translations, wherein for centuries many alterations have been made, and are still being made.

    As mentioned by several Christian scholars throught the history, a close study of the first books of the Old Testament and the four gospels of the New Testament reveals that they are the productions of men, wherein some parts of the originals have been mingled with other narratives written by human hands, and the original guidance of the Lord is lost in that quagmire.

    Because Allah is most merciful to His servants, He willed to send a last warner to the world, a bringer of glad tidings, reminding people of the Day of Judgment and on that Day Allah will not accept associating partners with Him. The Doctrine of Abraham’s Law had to be revived. Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian since these two religions descended after him, and he worshiped none but Allah.alone. Islamic monotheism was his religion. The concept of pure monotheism that had been called out by all ancient Prophets had to be re-established before people stand before Allah in the final reckoning on the Day of Judgment.

    Choosing Muhammad as the last of the Prophets, to bring the Last Testament to mankind is to show the Jews and the Christians (people of the Book) that they have no power whatsoever over the grace of Allah, and that His Grace is entirely in His Hand to bestow it on whomsoever He wills, for Allah is the Owner of Great bounty.

    The Koran says:

    That the people of the Book may know that they have no power over anything of Allah’s bounty, and that bounty is in the Hand of Allah; He gives it unto whomsoever He will; and Allah is of bounty abounding (Al-Hadid, 29).

    Muhammad – the seal of the Prophets – then came with the Koran, a Book immune to adulteration, a book that stood the test of time. The Koran is the literal Word of Allah bestowed from on High through the immediary of the angel Gabriel. The Koran brought teachings incumbent on mankind to follow if they seek forgiveness and Allah’s grace in the Hereafter. The Koran is in fact a severe admonition to the world. Its teachings rejected all such irrational theological trends (truine God, original sin, god nailed on the cross, Jesus is God or son of God, crucifixion of Jesus, vicarious atonement etc) and restored the doctrine of Allah’s unity (pure monotheism)..

    Allah ordered Muhammad to say to the whole world:

    Say: “We believe in Allah, and that which has been revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus, and to the other Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit (in Islam).

    And he who adopts a system of faith other than Islam, which means submission to Allah’s blessed will and His will alone, simply relies on a system of faith and worship which does not stand upon the vantage ground of truth. Such system of faith shall not be accepted from him and in the Hereafter he shall be a great loser.

    Therefore, Islam should not be viewed as a rival tradition to Judaism or christianity. It has to be regarded as the consummation, completion, and perfection of the divine Messages that had been revealed before it.

    As we read in the Koran:

    This day the unbelievers have given up all hope of your religion. Yet fear them not; fear only Me. This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed my favor upon you and have chosen Islam as your religion (Al-Maidah, 3).

    In the Koran Allah warned the Jews and the Christians that there came to them Muhammad His Apostle after a period of time to make clear to them the facts and to help them abandon imagination and superstition of later times so that they cannot on the day of Judgment claim innocence and say: “No one came to us in the capacity of a spectacle and warning.” There he is the apostle Muhammad in your midst, who has been sent to you all as a Messenger and a warning.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    People of the Book, now there has come to you Our Messenger making things clear to you, upon an interval between the messengers lest you should say, ‘There has not come to us any bearer of good tidings and a warner; Allah is powerful over everything (Al-Maidah, 15, 16, 19).

    The Jews and the christians must not cut off a part of their spiritual view by believing in some Prophets, angels, or divine Books while denying others. People of all preceding religions must also believe in Muhammad and the koran as a divine Book. The Koran states that whosoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, all his Books, all His Messengers, and the last day has gone far astray.

    The Koran says:

    O believers, believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad) and the Book (the Koran) He has sent down on His Messenger and the book which He sent down before (Torah, Gospel, Pages of Abraham, Psalms etc). Whoso disbelieves in Allah and His angels and His Books, and His Messengers, and the Last day, has surely gone astray into far error (Al-Nisa, 136).

    This shows clearly that in order for faith to be complete,the Jews must believe in Jesus and Muhammad, and the christians must believe in muhammad and His koran.

    In order to wrap things up, those who will be admitted to Paradise in the Hereafter are those who believe in the following:
    1- Belief in one God, Allah.
    2-Belief in all of Allah’s Messengers and Prophets i.e. the jews must believe also in Jesus and Muhammad, and the Christians must also believe in Muhammad and His Book.
    3- Belief in all the Books sent down to Prophets. Only the Holy Koran exists in its original form, however.
    4- Belief in the existence of angels.
    5- Belief in the Day of Judgment.
    6- Belief in the divine decree of pre-destination whether good or bad.
    7- Believing in all previous issues must be crowned with complete adherence to the teachings of the Koran and the sunna of the Prophet.
    8- Struggling in the cause of Allah with possessions and selves.

    Believing in one or some of these principles while neglecting others is not considered by Allah as a true faith and He will not accept such kinds of deficient belief in the Hereafter.

    comments:

    1- Your answer to my article is totally rejected because it deviates completely from the divine truth which I have interpreted before. Polytheism as expressed in a truine God is the most heinous sin ever committed against the unity of Allah. This sin in Islam is unforgivable, it amounts to blasphemy.

    2- Muhammad married his second wife Aisha when she reached the age of maturity. She was then 13 or 14 years old. Nothing strange about that, because at that time and as a tribal custom it was an honor for girls to marry as early as possible. This custom still prevails in rural areas in Pakistan, Bangaladesh, and in several other parts of the world.

    Prophet Muhammad known as the best of creation is not to rape girls you moron! On the Day of Resurrection, you will be held responsible for such insult against the Prophet of Islam who came to take people like you from darkness to light. But alas, you and your like prefer to stay in darkness.

    3- It is my system with websites attacking Islam without knowledge or only relying on information diffused from biased media, to explain the religion first, then to show the terrible fate awaiting those attacking Islam in the Hereafter. They ignorantly think that Islam is not a true religion, so they give themselves the right to abuse the religion of Islam not knowing that they will be held responsible for every rotten word they uttered against Allah, their Creator, and his last Testament to the world.

    Allah says in the Koran:

    And what of him who stands upon clear sign (the Koran) from his Lord, and a witness (archangel Gabriel) from Him recites it, and before it came the Book of Moses, guidance and mercy. Those (Muslims) believe in it; but those of the sects (Jews, Christians and all other non-muslim nations) that reject it, the Fire will be their promised land. So be thou not in doubt of it; it is the truth from thy Lord, yet many among men do not believe (Hood, 17).

    The following narration of the Prophet, might disturb you:

    “By Him in whose Hand Muhammad’s soul is, rthere is none from among the Jews and the christians who hears about me and then dies without believing in the Message with which I have been sent, but he will be from the dwellers of the Fire.” (Sahih Muslim, the Book of Faith, Vol. 1, Hadith No. 240).
    4- I explain Islam to suspicious websites like this one, in order to make them acquainted with the religion, so that in the Hereafter when Allah asks them, “Haven’t you been told about Islam, they will not be able to deny. And here their abode will be roasting in Hell.

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    Go to
    https://www.politicalislam.com/
    Mohammed and the Unbelievers
    The Political Traditions of Mohammed

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