Does The Qur’an Admit That Jesus Is God? The Truth Will Shock You!



I wrote this article out of love and for the sake of Muslims, who believe that Jesus Christ – the one called Isa Ibn Maryam in the Qur’an – was just a mere prophet. Many Muslims are completely unaware that their Qur’an actually suggests – quite often – that the Messiah is God! If you are a Muslim and reading this, then I must warn you that this article will completely change your view of Jesus Christ. If you happen to be a Christian reading this, I would imagine that this would be useful for those who are budding Christian apologists or just curious to learn about the Jesus of the Qur’an. In this post, I will offer 20 proofs from the Qur’an which confirm Jesus’ divinity:


1) Only Allah Is Equal to His Word
2) Only Allah Is Equal to His Spirit
3) Only Allah Can Create
4) Only Allah Is Omniscient
5) Only Allah Is Judge and Ruler
6) Only Allah Is Healer
7) Only Allah Has Power Over Life and Death
8) Only Allah Speaks In Parables
9) Only Allah Can Escape From Our Vision
10) Only Allah Should be Worshiped? The Qur’an Does Not Say That!
11) Only Allah Can Send Messengers And Give Them Power
12) Only Allah’s Throne is Upon the Water
13) Only Allah Is Our Provider
14) Only Allah is Unique
15) Only Allah is Eternal
16) Hints of Jesus’ Preexistence
17) Only Allah is the Most Gracious and Most Merciful
18) Only Allah Commands Authority
19) Only Allah Has Glory
20) Only Allah’s Servants Will Prevail? Which Servants?


 


1) Only Allah Is Equal to His Word

The Qur’an tells us that Allah is both eternal and infinite:

Surah 112:1, 2
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

Surah 57:3
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.

In this same Qur’an we have a very fascinating description for the Messiah:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers…

Surah 3:39
While he was standing in prayer in the chamber, the angels called unto him: “Allah doth give thee glad tidings of Yahya, witnessing the truth of a Word from Allah, and (be besides) noble, chaste, and a prophet,- of the (goodly) company of the righteous.”

Surah 3:45
Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah;

The Messiah is described above as the ‘Word of God,’ a title which is completely unique to any man or prophet of Allah. The implication of this is that if Jesus was indeed the Word of God, then He would be eternal! Why? Because the Qur’an teaches that the Word of Allah is forever and can never change!:

Surah 6:115
The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfilment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all.

Surah 10:64
For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present and in the Hereafter; no change can there be in the words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme felicity.

Surah 18:27
And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.

So, as you may see in the above Surahs, because Allah’s words can never change the conclusion which can be drawn from this is that the Word of Allah, Isa, can never change – the Messiah is everlasting! In addition to this we are informed in the Qur’an that the Word of Allah is infinite as the following Surah suggests:

Surah 18:109
Say: “If the ocean were ink (wherewith to write out) the words of my Lord, sooner would the ocean be exhausted than would the words of my Lord, even if we added another ocean like it, for its aid.”

Surah 18:109 has been explained in the commentary book of Ali Ibn Ibrahim Qomi, and in the commentary book of Al-Burhan, narrated from Abi-Basir, from Imam Sadiq who said:

“I inform you that the Word of Allah has neither an end, nor has it finite, nor does it cause to eternity.” – Ali Ibn Ibrahim Qomi in Tafsir Al-Qummi, vol. 2, p.46, and Tafsir al-Burhan, vol. 2, p. 496

So from the mouths of those very respected Islamic Scholars we learn a most interesting fact about the Word of God. We learn that the Word of God is also infinite, which of course confirms the fact that it is indeed unchanging and eternal! I think it is abundantly clear here, that if the Messiah is being described as the Word of God, then He is both eternal and infinite both of which are exclusive attributes of Allah in the Qur’an. And if there is any doubt or rebuttal to this conclusion then please read these Bible verses below:

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

John 1:1, 2, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.The same was in the beginning with God.

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2) Only Allah Is Equal to His Spirit

In the below Surah we learn that Allah pours out his spirit on his own believers:

Surah 58:22
Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself (roohin minhu). And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity.

This spirit is none other than Allah himself, because this same spirit displays omnipresence as it resides within all the servants of Allah at the same time according to the Qur’an. Omnipresence is an attribute which is exclusive to Allah, according to the Qur’an, as suggested by the Surah below and in many others (Surah 6:59; Surah 50:16):

Surah 58:7
Seest thou not that Allah doth know (all) that is in the heavens and on earth? There is not a secret consultation between three, but He makes the fourth among them, – Nor between five but He makes the sixth,- nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst, wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For Allah has full knowledge of all things.

And if any Muslim is in doubt of this interpretation then please understand that this is not my interpretation but it is the interpretation of the Islamic scholars when they examine Surah 58:22:

“…Here we learn that all good and righteous men are strengthened by God with the holy spirit. If anything, the phrase used here is stronger, ‘a spirit from Himself.’ Whenever any one offers his heart in faith and purity to God, God accepts it, engraves that faith on the seeker’s heart, and further fortifies him with the Divine Spirit, which we can no more define adequately than we can define in human language the nature of God.” – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an, p. 1518, fn. 5365.

Now if Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian Islamic scholar, and many other scholars agree that this strengthening spirit is Allah, then why is it that Qur’an teaches that this same spirit is the Messiah?:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him (roohin minhu): so believe in Allah and His messengers…

From the above Surah, we learn that the Messiah is “a spirit proceeding from” Allah! The Messiah is a spirit! Not only a spirit but is the very same spirit that resides within all the believers of Allah mentioned in Surah 58:22. At this point, the informed Muslim may say that the Messiah was only a messenger made in the likeness of Adam and that God breathed in life into Adam and created Adam:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

But look at the vast difference between these two Surahs! In Surah 38:72, we see that Allah, “breathed into him of My [created] soul,” note well Adam was created through Allah’s breath but in Surah 4:171, we see that the Messiah was not even created but rather proceeded from Allah – there is a difference here. The Messiah must be equal to Allah! Why? I will explain, if God is holy, then His Spirit is holy and since the Messiah is the Spirit of God, then the Messiah is holy which is confirmed in Surah 19:19. And if both the Messiah and Allah are holy therefore they are one! Is it possible for a spirit to be divided? No, then we must conclude that the Messiah is one with Allah in the Qur’an. Please keep this point in mind as it completely explains why the Messiah can create and the reason why He displays all the attributes discussed in the rest of this article.

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3) Only Allah Can Create

The Qur’an makes it clear in a number of Surahs (Chapters) that only Allah has the power to create (Surah 16:20; Surah 16:17):

Surah 6:102
That is Allah , your Lord; there is no deity except Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He is Disposer of all things.

Surah 15:86
Indeed, your Lord – He is the Knowing Creator.

Surah 22:73
O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for that purpose. And if the fly should steal away from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued.

Time and time again in the Qur’an, Allah claims that he is the true God and that only he has the power to create. In fact one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Khaliq” which means “The Creator.” Yet, the Qur’an tells us that the Messiah, Jesus, also has the power to create:

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

Surah 5:110
[The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.”

Some Muslims may say that the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah creates like Allah by the Arabic phrase “biidhnillah” translated here as “by permission of Allah,” sometimes as “by Allah’s leave.” Please do not get caught up by those phrases, which all share the meaning of the word “permission.” “Permission” means “the action of officially allowing someone to do a particular thing; consent or authorization.” For instance, I can give you permission to share this article, but that does not mean that you do not have the power to share it – you can do so even without my permission. Understand? Here we clearly see that the Qur’an actually implies that Jesus had already possessed the power to actually create life on His own, but merely was allowed to do so by Allah. Muslims, when they refute this idea completely mistake the meaning of the words “leave” or “permission” for another word “empowerment” which actually means exactly what they try to say “to give power to (someone).” But “biidhnillah” does not mean empowerment at all and as I have shown, it actually implies that Jesus possessed the ability to create to begin with.

Another troubling implication that arises from both Surah 3:49 and Surah 5:110, is that Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, possessed no ability to create, not even to heal others:

Surah 27:80
Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating.

Yet, Muhammad is declared to be the greatest of all prophets and was the “seal of the prophets (Surah 33:40).” Even though Jesus is described as merely creating a bird out of clay, size does not matter, this shows a principle – that if He was capable of doing this, then He was more than capable of creating man out of the ground exactly as Allah claimed to do:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

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4) Only Allah Is Omniscient

The Qur’an consistently informs the reader that only Allah is all-knowing or omniscient, as the following Surahs suggest:

Surah 27:65
Say, “None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allah, and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.”

Surah 6:59
And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.

We learn from Surah 27:65, that Allah is all-knowing, an attribute which is reflected in his name “Al-Basir” and “As-Sami” which means “The Seer of All” and “The Hearer of All” respectively. With respect to the second Surah above we learn that he claims to be both all-knowing and has the ability to see the future which is specifically implied by the phrase “it is written in a clear record,” which implies that these facts were written before they even occur, hence Allah knows the future. Now, Muhammad discouraged anyone who dare claimed that he had the power to know what was hidden:

Surah 6:50
Say, [O Muhammad], “I do not tell you that I have the depositories [containing the provision] of Allah or that I know the unseen, nor do I tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what is revealed to me.” Say, “Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Then will you not give thought?

Even Muhammad recognized that if anyone hinted that they had the attribute of omniscience, then they would be claiming to be God:

It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Yasar, from Qutailah, a woman from Juhainah, that a Jew came to the Prophet and said: “You are setting up rivals (to Allah) and associating others (with Him). You say: ‘Whatever Allah wills and you will,’ and you say: ‘By the Ka’bah.'” So the Prophet commanded them, if they wanted to swear an oath, to say: “By the Lord of the Ka’bah;” and to say: “Whatever Allah wills, then what you will. – Sunan an-Nasa’i 3773, Book 35, Hadith 13, English Translation Vol. 4, Book 35, Hadith 3804.

As such, it should surprise you that the Qur’an actually tells us that the Messiah is all-knowing:

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

Not only does Jesus, speak in the first person throughout the verse as one with authority but He even says that He “…informs you of what you eat…” embedded within that statement is the implication that Jesus knows the past, present and future. He also says that He knows, “…what you store in your houses,” which proves that He is all-knowing. Both of which are clear attributes of omniscience.

At this point a Muslim would object by saying that “Allah told Jesus what people ate and what they had in there homes.” But wait a second! In the Qur’an Jesus did not even say that Allah told Him this nor did Allah gave Him the permission at all! I have explained in my last point that permission does not necessarily mean that Jesus could not do such things with His own power. It is clear that the Messiah claims that He is all-knowing, the fact that Jesus speaks in the first person and the absence of the phrase “by permission of Allah” attached to this statement, strongly prove that Jesus had the attribute of omniscience and hence was God. The Bible actually has passages where Jesus demonstrated this power to strangers, foreseeing a fish which had a coin and even knowing what others were thinking:

John 4:17-19
The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

John 17:27
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

Luke 5:20-22
And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?

In fact, only the power of omniscience can make anyone remotely eligible to be a fair and perfect judge for every man and woman that ever existed, which brings me to my next point.

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5) Only Allah Is Judge and Ruler

The Qur’an teaches that Allah is our Judge:

Surah 6:57
Say, “Indeed, I am on clear evidence from my Lord, and you have denied it. I do not have that for which you are impatient. The decision is only for Allah . He relates the truth, and He is the best of deciders.

Surah 7:87
And if there should be a group among you who has believed in that with which I have been sent and a group that has not believed, then be patient until Allah judges between us. And He is the best of judges.

Surah 6:114
[Say], “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail?” And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.

In fact some of the 99 names of Allah are directly connected to this role of Allah: “Al-‘Adl” which means “The Just,” “Al-Hakam” which means “The Judge,” “Al-Fattah” which means “The Just Ruler,” and “Ad-Dayyan” which means “The Requiter.” Based on all of these assertions it is clear that Allah is the only judge and ruler of mankind, according to the Qur’an. As I have mentioned in my last point only an omniscient being is capable to serve true justice to all mankind, which is an attribute that the Qur’an says belongs to Allah. Now, it should shock the Muslim to learn that Jesus also shares this role as a Just Ruler and Judge in both the Qur’an and the Hadith:

Surah 4:159
And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jesus before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a witness.

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302

The most startling thing to take from the verified Hadith above is that it describes Jesus as a Just Ruler which is actually one of the 99 names of Allah, “Al-Fattah.” No doubt an informed Muslim would say, “Jesus will be Judge because Allah will permit Him to.” If such is the case then shouldn’t the judge of all mankind also bear the attribute of omniscience? Oops! Jesus also has that attribute, if you had read my last point on omniscience. You must also note that He claims in the Qur’an that He is all-knowing without the permission of Allah so the ultimate conclusion is that He is also Judge without permission. Keep note in the above Hadith that Muhammad even said that his soul was in the hands of Jesus Christ! Shouldn’t our souls be in the hands of God? Surah 39:42 says that only Allah has our souls, but Muhammad says that Jesus also does too?

What makes this point even more curious is that both Allah and Jesus are described as returning on the clouds on the Last Day:

Surah 2:210
Do they await but that Allah should come to them in covers of clouds and the angels [as well] and the matter is [then] decided? And to Allah [all] matters are returned.

Acts 1:9-11
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Mark 14:62
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man (Messiah) sitting on the right hand of power (God), and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Daniel 7:13, 14
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Jude 1:14, 15
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Do I really need to say more? All of these are not contradictions – Jesus and God must be one and the same person (John 10:30-33)!

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6) Only Allah Is Healer

The Qur’an consistently tells us that only Allah is the healer:

Surah 26:80
And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.

Surah 6:17
And if Allah should touch you with adversity, there is no remover of it except Him. And if He touches you with good – then He is over all things competent.

Even Muhammad recognized that healing, in particular, is completely reserved for Allah alone as this verified Hadith indicates:

Whenever Allah’s Messenger Muhammad paid a visit to a patient, or a patient was brought to him, he used to invoke Allah, saying, “Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure him as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease.” – Sahih al-Bukhari 5675, Book 75, Hadith 36, English reference Vol. 7, Book 70, Hadith 579.

However, we learn from the Qur’an that Jesus had the power to heal:

Surah 3:49
…And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah…

The term “…by permission of Allah” does not mean that Jesus was incapable of healing, for instance, I can give you permission to read this article, but that does not give you the ability to read it anyway. Also, I can give you permission to jump in front of an oncoming bus (please don’t), and you can but would you do it? So, the very fact that anyone has the permission to do anything, actually assumes that they already have the power to do it. As such, it is entirely possible that the Qur’an implies that Jesus, the Word of God, had the power to heal – a God-like attribute that even Muhammad, the seal of the prophets, did not have:

Surah 27:80
Indeed, you will not make the dead hear, nor will you make the deaf hear the call when they have turned their backs retreating.

One of the names of Allah is “As-Salam” which means “The Source of Peace” and is one of the first names invoked by Muslims for healing and peace in all areas of life. It should not surprise you that Jesus was prophesied to be The “Prince of Peace” and by extension was also Healer:

Isaiah 9:6
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.

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7) Only Allah Has Power Over Life and Death

The Qur’an teaches that only Allah has the power to give life and death; the only one with the power to raise others from the dead:

Surah 15:23
And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.

Surah 36:12
Indeed, it is We who bring the dead to life and record what they have put forth and what they left behind, and all things We have enumerated in a clear register.

Surah 50:43
Indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and to Us is the destination

Some of the names of Allah actually addresses this attribute “Al-Muhyi,” “Al-Mumit” and “Al-Baith” which means “The Giver of Life,” “The Taker of Life” and “The Resurrector” respectively. But in this same Qur’an we learn that Jesus, the Word of God, rose others from the dead:

Surah 3:49
“…And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah…”

Once again a Muslim may get caught up in the idea that Jesus did this through God – which is not what “by permission of Allah” means – as I have demonstrated before the word “permission” does not imply that one is incapable of doing an act at all. In fact what may surprise you is that Ibn Kathir, on the most respected Islamic Scholars in history, within his book “Beginning and End,” told us an interesting story which actually proves that Jesus had the power to raise the dead:

It is told that Christ saw a woman crying over her daughter, who had died long ago. He asked her, “What makes you cry, woman?” She said, “My daughter died and I have no more children.” Christ asked her, “Would you like Me to raise her from the dead?” She said, “Yes, O Spirit of God!” So, Christ stood by the grave and called the girl three times. On the third time, the little girl came out and talked with her mother. Then the girl asked Christ to let her return. He told her, “Go back!” The grave closed and she was dead. – Beginning and End by Ibn Kathir, part 2, page 84, quoted in “Into the Den of Infidels,” Chapter 8, pp. 105-115.

So, from the above account we see a clear demonstration of Jesus’ power over both life and death. A fact echoed in the Bible by the very words of Jesus Christ:

John 10:17, 18
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

John 6:40, 44
And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I (Jesus) will raise him up at the last day.
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Revelation 1:18
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

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8) Only Allah Speaks In Parables

The Qur’an asserts strongly that only Allah talks in parables:

Surah 24:35
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

Surah 14:25
It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded.

If you are an informed Muslim, you would also be aware that one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Batin” which means “The Hidden One,” an attribute which is quite relevant to this point and point 9. It should not surprise you that Jesus Christ spoke quite often in parables or examples to deliver profound spiritual truths. By some estimates Jesus gave between 33 to 60 unique parables in the Bible! Many of them can be studied at your own leisure here. In fact the Bible prophesied in the Book of Psalms, that the Messiah would indeed speak in parables and this was fulfilled in Matthew 13:34, 35:

Psalms 78:1, 2
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

Matthew 13:34, 35
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Within the very respected commentary on the Qur’an, “Al-Kashshaaf,” The authors tells us that Allah used parables to draw others onto himself, a fact which is alluded to in Surah 39:27 and the God of the Bible also hints this in Proverbs 25:2. By extension, if Jesus also used them to draw others to Himself, then isn’t Jesus claiming to be God?

A wise Muslim would probably object to this point saying, “Allah gave the parables to Jesus who then gave them to mankind.” I do not think so, Psalms 78:1 above easily refutes that claim – the Messiah clearly speaks with an authority like God, in part by the use of the phrases “words of MY mouth” and “MY law” – in fact the Law or Torah only belongs to Allah according to the Qur’an (Surah 4:136), yet this very same prophecy has the Messiah claiming that the Torah belongs to Himself. So, it is not far-fetched to conclude that the Messiah might be God after all.

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9) Only Allah Can Escape From Our Vision

The Qur’an says this about Allah:

Surah 6:103
Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted.

We learn that Jesus actually displayed this attribute of Allah, from Ibn Kathir and Al-Qurtubi, who told a story where Jesus was on a mountain and the Romans tried to arrest Him. He actually went right through them and they could not see Him, but He saw them all (“Sects and Denominations” by Al-Shahrastani, page 27). It should not shock the Muslim to realize that there are passages in the Bible where Jesus actually evades others by this gift:

John 7:28-30
Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not.
But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me.
Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

John 8:58, 59
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 10:38, 39
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Luke 24:31
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

Jesus practiced this gift quite frequently and it must be noted that not once we learn that God was the One who removed Jesus, it seems that Jesus did this under His own power as suggested by John 8:59, “Jesus hid himself.” Now as Jesus displays this gift in the Bible and the Islamic scholars have stories of Him doing so, then it is reasonable to conclude that Jesus is God. This is indeed reasonable as all the above scriptures with the exception of Luke 24:31, describes incidents where Jesus claimed to be God, and the Jews knew this, and tried to kill Him for blasphemy; not treason:

John 10:33
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

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10) Only Allah Should be Worshiped? The Qur’an Does Not Say That!

The Qur’an makes this startling statement:

Surah 9:31
They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah , and the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.

Worship and praise is very important to Allah, one of his names is “Al-Hamid” which means “The Praised One,” yet the above Surah says that both Allah and Jesus should be worshiped as Lord. Ibn Qutaybah, a Persian Islamic scholar, recognized that this was a very problematic verse for Islam because it puts worshiping both Allah and Jesus as a commandment. In order to evade the problem Ibn Qutaybah tried to make “the Messiah, the son of Mary” the ‘second object’ to the verb “taken” instead of being connected to the word Allah. What he failed to realize is that by doing this he was corrupting what the Qur’an clearly said!

There are stories documented by very reliable Islamic scholars which told that John, the Baptist known by the name Yahya, while in his mother’s womb was said to have bowed down and worshiped Jesus (Isa) while He was in Mary’s womb. The well respected Islamic scholar, Al-Qurtubi, tells us a story where Elizabeth (al-Yashbi), the wife of Zachariah (Zakariya) visited Mary while they were both pregnant:

“The sister visited Mary and said, ‘O Mary, do you perceive that I am with child?’ Mary answered, ‘Do you see that I am also with child?’ Her sister went on, ‘I feel the child in my womb bowing down to the child in your womb.’

Al-Qurtubi goes on to tell us that:

“It is reported that she felt the fetus in her womb bow down with its head turned toward Mary’s womb.” – Mahmoud M. Ayoub, The Qur’an and Its Interpreters, Volume II, The House of ‘Imran [State University of New York Press, Albany 1992], pp. 108.

Also Al-Tabari, the renowned Persian Scholar, had this to say:

“She [Mary] came to her sister who was then pregnant and to whom the birth of the Baptist had been announced. When the two met, the Baptist’s mother felt that her child was bowing within her in recognition of Jesus…” – History of Al-Tabari: The Ancient Kingdoms, translated by Moshe Perlmann, State University of New York Press, Albany, 1987, Volume IV, pp. 114.

The same account is also described here by Al-Tabari:

“…Her sister, the wife of Zechariah, came to visit her at night. When Mary opened the door for her, the sister clung to her. The wife of Zechariah said, ‘Oh Mary, do you know I am with child?’ Mary replied, ‘Do you know, that I too am with child?’ Zechariah’s wife then said, ‘I felt that the child in me was bowing to the child in you,’ as it is written, ‘confirming the Word of God.'” – Ibid., pp. 119.

This account is no doubt the account that we find in the Bible in Luke 1:41-47. And the Bible is riddled with instances like these where Jesus is worshiped by others:

Matthew 2:11
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Matthew 14:33
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 28:9
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

In all those instances and in many others Jesus received worship without stopping those from doing so, despite the fact that other servants of God never accepted worship in the Bible (Acts 10:25–26; Revelation 19:9–10). All of this is only possible if Jesus was indeed one with God, exactly as He told us:

John 10:30
I and my Father are one.

At this point a Muslim would correctly say that the Qur’an does not directly teach that the Messiah would be worshiped. First of all, the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah was basically a second Adam as Surah 3:59 suggests, if such is the case then wouldn’t the Messiah be worshiped by the angels exactly like Adam was in the case of the Surah below:

Surah 38:71, 72
[So mention] when your Lord said to the angels, “Indeed, I am going to create a human being from clay.
So when I have proportioned him and breathed into him of My [created] soul, then fall down to him in prostration.”

According to the Qur’an, the angels must be bowing before Jesus, because both Jesus and the Angels are in Heaven (Surah 4:158; Surah 4:172; Surah 53:26). This theory is confirmed in the Bible:

Hebrews 1:6
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten (Messiah) into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

If this Adam and Messiah comparison still holds, then it is indeed quite possible that He is being worshiped by the angels right now.

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11) Only Allah Can Send Messengers And Give Them Power

The Qur’an tells us:

Surah 36:13, 14
And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it –
When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a third, and they said, “Indeed, we are messengers to you.”

Ibn Kathir and many interpreters agree that this city was Antioch, and the men were all disciples of Christ. But the strange part is that Allah claims that He sent them. In the Bible we have an example where Jesus actually did the same where Jesus sent the disciples by twos and gave them authority to perform miracles:

Mark 6:7, 12, 13
And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

The key thing to take from the above verses is that it was Jesus who “gave them power” not God. A Muslim would say that it was Allah who granted the power all along, but no, the Old Testament prophets prophesied that the Messiah would give men gifts, and these verses in Mark Chapter 6 was a fulfillment of this messianic prophecy:

Psalms 68:18, 19
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Ephesians 4:7, 8
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

It is clear that the Messiah is being described above as being God granting these gifts. A Muslim might object with, “Allah gave the gifts, through the Messiah.” If such was the case then Jesus would have failed this prophecy in the Psalms and would not have been the Messiah at all!

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12) Only Allah’s Throne is Upon the Water

Surah 11:7
And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed. But if you say, “Indeed, you are resurrected after death,” those who disbelieve will surely say, “This is not but obvious magic.”

Al-Qurtubi and El-Hadathi actually admitted that this verse also applied to Jesus, who was recorded to have walked on water in the Gospels:

Matthew 14:25-31
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

We learn from the account that Jesus actually tested His disciples, namely Peter, by walking on the water in the same way as Allah in the above Surah. We also learn from this account that it was Jesus, and not God who empowered Peter to walk on water, when Peter said, “…Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee…” and then Jesus said, “Come…” which actually confirms that it was the Messiah who gave the gifts which we discussed in point 11.

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13) Only Allah Is Our Provider

The Qur’an says,

Surah 51:58
Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

Surah 29:60
And how many a creature carries not its [own] provision. Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

Surah 65:3
And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.

Surah 2:245
Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.

In fact one of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Razzaq,” which means “The Provider,” so this is very much an attribute which is claimed to be completely reserved to Allah alone. However, we find this precise attribute within Jesus Christ in the Qur’an. In addition to this, Ibn Kathir stated that Jesus had the power to give sustenance to whomever He wished. This is clearly seen in the Gospel accounts of Him multiplying food from the food offered to Him in a remarkably similar manner to Allah in Surah 2:245 above (with Allah receiving a loan to multiply it), a miracle which He performed twice!:

Mark 6:38, 41, 42, 44
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
And they did all eat, and were filled.
And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

Mark 8:5-7, 9
And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.
And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.
And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

The Bible scholars believe that Jesus was imitating God, where God provided manna for the Children of Israel in the wilderness (John 6:31; Exodus 16:4, 14-36). To take this point a bit further Jesus actually declared that He was the Bread of heaven sent by God to give life to the Earth:

John 6:33, 35, 51
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

At this point a Muslim will debate that Jesus is still not the Provider, that rather it is God who provide through Jesus Christ. I am not certain of this because it is prophesied that the Messiah will be Provider and if Jesus failed in this respect then He could not have been the Messiah. This is the messianic prophecy below:

Psalms 68:19
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

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14) Only Allah is Unique

The Qur’an tells us that Allah is without equal:

Surah 42:11
[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

One of the 99 names of Allah is “Al-Quddus” which means “The Pure One” a name which testifies of his matchless and unique nature in the Qur’an. With respect to Jesus Christ (Isa), every informed Muslim agrees that He is likewise unique like Allah. He entered this world through a virgin birth:

Surah 3:47
She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” [The angel] said, “Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.

Surah 19:20, 21
She said, “How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?”
He (Angel of Allah) said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.’ ”

Jesus is also said to be holy and sinless in the Qur’an:

Surah 19:19
He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy.

Jesus was the only man according to the Qur’an, who ascended body and soul into Heaven:

Surah 3:55
[Mention] when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you [in submission to Allah alone] superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.

Surah 4:158
Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.

His physical body is still miraculously alive in Heaven, a fact that most Muslims agree with, and I will elaborate more on Jesus’ existence in Heaven in the next point. I have already covered in point 5, Jesus will return as a Judge for all mankind:

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302.

Finally, of all mankind only Jesus is described as the Word of God or the Spirit of God within the Qur’an, two titles that I have already discussed in points 1 and 2 respectively. No other prophet – not even Muhammad – was blessed with those titles:

Surah 3:45
[And mention] when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ].

Surah 4:171
… Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him

All of these amazing facts were surprisingly not bestowed upon Muhammad, the Final Prophet of Islam. And all of the other points contained in this article examines several traits that made Jesus Christ quite unique from other men. Nowhere does the Qur’an explain the purpose of Jesus being sinless or “distinguished” as Surah 3:45 puts it, or why He bears so many other remarkable characteristics that no other prophet possessed. I truly think that no Muslim can possibly deny that Jesus is indeed “Al-Quddus” – “The Pure One.”

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15) Only Allah is Eternal

We learn from the Qur’an that only Allah is eternal and lives forever:

Surah 112:1, 2
Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

Surah 57:3
He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent: and He has full knowledge of all things.

Some of Allah’s names reflect this nature – “Al-Hayy” and “Al-Qayyum” which means “The Ever Living One” and “The Self-Existing One” respectively. Yet we understand from the Qur’an that Allah lifted the Messiah unto himself, that the Messiah is still up in Heaven right now and that the Messiah will return on the Day of Judgement:

Surah 4:158
Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-

“By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the Son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler)…” – Excerpt of Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Book 55, No. 657; Fateh-ul Bari, Vol. 7, P. 302

Surah 43:61
And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.

Well, the most amazing thing is that the Messiah is somehow alive in Heaven right now! I have discussed towards the end of point 10 that Jesus is possibly being worshiped in Heaven by the angels as well. The Messiah has been alive for about 2000 years now, so why is Jesus still alive? Once again, this is not my interpretation but it is that of the vast majority of Muslims including Ibn Atiyyah, a respected Spanish Islamic Scholar, in his tafsir “Al Muharrar Al Wajiz”:

“All Muslim agree to have faith upon the content of hadith mutawatir (from plenty of valid chain of narrations) that Prophet Isa is still alive in heaven. He will descend at end of time, kill the hogs, break the cross, kill Dajjal, impose justice, and the religion of Muhammad will win over it’s enemies with his lead, and he also perform hajj…” – Al-Muharrar Al-Wajiz, 3:143.

Jesus is clearly demonstrating the attribute of being eternal, an attribute reserved to only Allah in the Qur’an! At this point an educated Muslim will say, “Jesus will come down on Earth and will die.” And I will admit that the Qur’an and Hadith do tell us this:

Surah 19:33
“So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”!

Surah 4:159
And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his (Jesus) death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them;-

“The Prophet said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus… He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.” – Al-Tirmidhi and Al-Mawahib

Yes, Jesus dies in Islam, but as I have explained in point 2 above, Jesus is a spirit which proceeded from Allah according to Surah 4:171, and as such Jesus never truly dies. If the Messiah dies then we have a contradiction in the Qur’an! In addition to this, the Messiah is called the Word of God in the Qur’an, and as I have shown in my very first point in this article, the Word of God can not change but lasts forever. As such I am confident when I tell you that the Qur’an teaches that the Messiah is eternal. If you still wish to believe that the Word of God can cease to be, then think again:

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 55:10, 11
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

An even greater implication that can be made is this – if Jesus is with Allah, as Surah 4:158 puts it, “…raised him up unto Himself,” then Jesus is in the presence of Allah! How can a man be in the presence of Allah and still live? The Qur’an and the Bible is clear that no man can see the fullness of God (Surah 6:102-103; Surah 42:51) and live (Exodus 33:20; John 6:46; 1 Timothy 6:15, 16), let alone dwell in Allah’s presence. So, no Muslim has the right to say that the Christians are wrong in saying that Jesus is one with God, as even the Qur’an implies that the Messiah was a spirit from Allah, wrapped in human flesh. If the Messiah is eternal, then can I prove His preexistence? Yes I can, which brings me to my next point.

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16) Hints of Jesus’ Preexistence

As I have discussed in points 1 and 2, the Qur’an tells us that the Messiah is ‘the Word of Allah’:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers…

Allah send down his Word, so it is reasonable to say that the Word of God was once with God in Heaven based on the above scripture, which provides us a hint of preexistence of Jesus Christ. In addition to this we know from the Qur’an that Jesus was described as ‘the Spirit of God,’ as the same Surah says, that He is “a spirit proceeding from” Allah:

Surah 4:171
…Christ Jesus the son of Mary was a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him (roohin minhu): so believe in Allah and His messengers…

This proof demonstrates a stronger sign of preexistence as the Messiah is described as a Spirit from Allah unlike the case of Adam who was a created soul. This idea that Jesus was a preexistent spirit is not a foreign interpretation or belief in Islam at all. In fact Ibn Kathir, gives the following report traced back by a single isnad to the Companion Ubaiy:

“The spirit of Jesus is one of the group of spirits with whom [God] took a pact in the time of Adam [cf. 33:7 and 7:172]. It is he, that is to say the spirit of Jesus, who presented himself to her in the form of a perfect human being. So she conceived the one who addressed her and he became incarnate in her [entering her through her mouth]. Despite its pedigree, Ibn Kathir dismisses this interpretation as reprehensible and supposes it to have been derived from the People of the Scripture.” – Tafsir ibn Kathir, pp. 161.

Yet, many of the early Muslims held onto the belief that Surah 4:171 implied that the Messiah had a preexistence. Not only preexistence, but as hinted by the phrase in the above quote, “…she conceived the one who addressed her…” some Islamic scholars has gone a step further to suggest that the Angel that delivered the message to Mary was probably not even Gabriel as many believe but was Jesus disguised as Gabriel:

“A majority of scholars hold the view that … (Spirit) refers to Sayyidna Jibra’il but some say that it refers to Sayyidna ‘Isa himself. Allah Ta’ala had placed before Sayyidah Maryam the likeness of the son to be born to her. But the former version is more appropriate and is confirmed by the statement that follows.” – Mufti Shafi Uthmani, Maariful Quran, Q. 19:16-21, Volume 6, p. 34.

There is an interesting comment made by a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Leeds by the name, Neal Robinson, who was commenting on the contents of Surah 19:16-21. I will let him speak to you with his own words:

“Alternatively it might be thought (on the basis of Surah 4:171) that the Spirit who presented himself to Mary was none other than the Messiah to whom she subsequently gave birth. At first this seems improbable because of the way in which the Spirit refers to himself as a messenger. There is, however, an apocryphal writing which furnishes a precedent for identifying the agent of the annunciation with the Word who became flesh. This is the so-called Epistula Apostolorum which purports to be a letter addressed to the worldwide Church by the 11 disciples recording a conversation which they had with Christ after the resurrection. In the course of the conversation he told them:

‘At that time I appeared in the form of the archangel Gabriel to [the virgin] Mary and spoke with her, and her heart received [me]; she believed and laughed and I, the Word, went into her and became flesh; and I myself was servant for myself, and in the form of the image of an angel.'” – Robinson, “Christ In Islam and Christianity,” State University of New York Press, Albany 1991, Chapter 15. The Virginal Conception, p. 157.

All these proofs collectively lend credence that the Messiah had a preexistence in the Qur’an, of course, it is not the mainstream belief in Islam and will never be – as Islam adamantly will refuse and deny any evidence that ascribes God-like attributes to the Messiah. If Islam ever did, the religion would have more in common with Christianity and would possibly lose relevance.

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17) Only Allah is the Most Gracious and Most Merciful

The Qur’an tells us that only Allah displays these traits:

Surah 2:163
And your god is one God. There is no deity [worthy of worship] except Him, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

Surah 19:93
There is no one in the heavens and earth but that he comes to the Most Merciful as a servant.

Within the books, “Sects and Denominations” and “Proofs of Prophethood,” Al-Shahrastani and Azraki both discussed that the Messiah mirrored these traits while on Earth by healing the sick, curing the blind and lepers and spreading the gospel. In fact these scholars are correct with respect to this comparison because, the Bible prophesied that the Messiah will be gracious and merciful to others, this was prophesied in the following scriptures several centuries before the Messiah arrived:

Isaiah 61:1, 2
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

In fact Jesus once read this very same passage from the Book of Isaiah in the Gospel of Luke and declared that He fulfilled it:

Luke 4:18-21
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

It must be noted that Jesus did not quote all of Isaiah 61:2 in Luke 4:19, as He ignored the part which said, “…and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;” – that part of the prophecy will be fulfilled when He returns, a fact that Muslims and Christians agree will happen as I discussed in point 5. I would like to propose to the reader that it is through Jesus’ human nature and ability to relate with us, that makes Him the perfect candidate to serve mercy and grace as the Witness, Judge and Just Ruler on the Last Day.

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18) Only Allah Commands Authority

The Qur’an states very clearly that Allah commands all authority:

Surah 16:40
Indeed, Our word to a thing when We intend it is but that We say to it, “Be,” and it is.

Surah 2:117
Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, “Be,” and it is.

Even Christians would agree that it is only God who can call things into existence. If such is the case then why does Jesus demonstrate this attribute? The very first miracle by Jesus documented in the Gospel was the one in which Jesus transformed water into wine:

John 2:5-7, 9, 10
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

Ibn Kathir, suggested that Jesus displayed this attribute of commanding authority when He performed this miracle (Beginning and End by Ibn Kathir, part 1, page 85). I would like to go even further into this, Jesus was indeed imitating God, because it was in six days that God created the Universe, here we see six stone pots filled with water. In addition to this the wine created from water was “good wine,” which implies that the wine was miraculously aged by Jesus Christ – we live on a young planet that has the features of old age – so Jesus mirrored even this minor aspect through this miracle. I explored more into the spiritual principles and lessons of that miracle here.

Even if a Muslim was to reject the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine in the Bible, they are still confronted with several miracles in the Qur’an which Jesus performed, including the first miracle of Jesus in the Qur’an, where He – while still a baby – was able to speak and defend His mother from the accusation of adultery and testified to others that He was a prophet (Surah 19:28-34):

Surah 3:46
He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous.

Surah 3:49
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers.

As I have explained numerous times in earlier points that “permission of Allah” does not mean that Jesus was empowered by Allah to perform these miracles. For instance, let us say that I had a son who wanted permission to borrow my car, does that mean that he can’t drive? No! The fact that my son asks for permission to drive my car proves that he has the ability to drive a car. With this same logic it is clear that Jesus, in like manner, did in fact had these abilities already. And those who still wish to be technical should carefully observe that in the Qur’an, Jesus never said that He got permission from Allah to speak while He was a baby or to inform others about what they ate and stored in their homes. In addition to all of this, the Messiah is returning as a Judge on the Last Day, according to the Qur’an and the verified Hadiths. So it is abundantly clear that Jesus does in fact demonstrate great authority.

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19) Only Allah Has Glory

The Qur’an tells us that Allah has all glory:

Surah 57:1
Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

We are also aware from the Old Testament, that Almighty God would not share His glory with anyone:

Isaiah 48:11
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

In spite of this, we learn from the Bible that Jesus shares glory with God and not only that but shared it before the creation of the world!:

John 17:5
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

In addition to all of this we know that God is light:

1 John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Yet, we learn from the scriptures that Jesus claimed to be the light:

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Revelation 21:22, 23
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb (Jesus) are the temple of it.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

To make matters even more complicated Jesus, while with a few of His disciples, actually transformed before their eyes or was transfigured into a being of radiant light accompanied by the Prophet Elijah and Moses:

Matthew 1:1-6
And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an 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 overshadowed 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.
And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

2 Peter 1:16, 17
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 eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is one of the most amazing and most telling events in the life of Jesus here on Earth (Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). This event clearly gives us a glimpse of Jesus’ divinity – or at least dismisses the idea that He was merely just a man – and at least proves that the Qur’an is correct when it described Jesus as the Spirit of God and the very Word of God. He is the Word and the Bible even tells us, almost prophetically, that God’s Word would indeed be a light to mankind:

Psalms 119:105, 130
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 6:23
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

John 1:1, 4, 5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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20) Only Allah’s Servants Will Prevail? Which Servants?

This is a very interesting proof so please follow this one closely:

Surah 3:55
[Mention] when Allah said, “O Jesus, indeed I will take you and raise you to Myself and purify you from those who disbelieve and make those who follow you (Jesus) superior to those who disbelieve until the Day of Resurrection. Then to Me is your return, and I will judge between you concerning that in which you used to differ.

Before I give you my understanding of this verse, I will give you the statements made by Ibn Kathir, who commented on this very same Surah above:

“This is what happened. When Allah raised ‘Isa to heaven, his followers divided into sects and groups. Some of them believed in what Allah sent ‘Isa as, a servant of Allah, His Messenger, and the son of His female-servant. However, some of them went to the extreme over ‘Isa, believing that he was the son of Allah. Some of them said that ‘Isa was Allah Himself, while others said that he was one of a Trinity. Allah mentioned these false creeds in the Qur’an and refuted them. The Christians remained like this until the third century CE, when a Greek king called, Constantine, became a Christian for the purpose of destroying Christianity. Constantine was either a philosopher, or he was just plain ignorant. Constantine changed the religion of ‘Isa by adding to it and deleting from it. He established the rituals of Christianity and the so-called Great Trust which is in fact the Great Treachery. He also allowed them to eat the meat of swine, changed the direction of the prayer that ‘Isa established to the east, built churches for ‘Isa, and added ten days to the fast as compensation for a sin that he committed, as claimed. So the religion of ‘Isa became the religion of Constantine, who built more than twelve thousand churches, temples and monasteries for the Christians as well as the city that bears his name, Constantinople (Istanbul). Throughout this time, the Christians had the upper hand and dominated the Jews. Allah aided them against them the Jews because they used to be closer to the truth than the Jews, even though both groups were and still are disbelievers, may Allah’s curse descend on them.” – Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Abridged), Volume 2, Parts 3, 4 and 5 (Surat Al-Baqarah, Verse 253, to Surat An-Nisa, Verse 147), abridged by a group of scholars under the supervision of Shaykh Safiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri, Darussalam Publishers and Distributors Riyadh, Houston, New York, Lahore; First Edition: March 2000, p. 171.

Before I explore the interpretation of Surah 3:55, I need to clarify certain claims reported by Ibn Kathir which he admits to be “…as claimed.” The Qur’an teaches that God has no son, but then defines sonship as Allah taking a wife and bearing a son:

Surah 6:101
[He is] Originator of the heavens and the earth. How could He have a son when He does not have a companion and He created all things? And He is, of all things, Knowing.

Nowhere does the Bible suggest that God had Jesus in this way as Surah 6:101 suggests and Christians would agree with Allah, that claim is indeed false. Jesus is the Son of God in the sense that He reflects God in every way, much like an earthly son resembles his earthly father (John 1:1-3, 14; Psalms 2) – Jesus is eternal and no Christian believes that Jesus was literally created by God through sexual reproduction – as the Bible easily refutes that. The Qur’an teaches a false trinity which is made up of Allah, Jesus and Mary (Surah 5:116), Christians would also agree that claim is false, we also do not believe that there are three gods (Surah 4:171) – all of those are very common misconceptions of Muslims. We believe in one God existing in three persons, and as such, we do not believe that God is the Messiah, it is more biblically correct to say that Messiah is one with God and that the true Trinity is Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father, with them all being one God (1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19). Allah is somewhat silent in the Qur’an concerning the true Trinity and never disproved the belief in the true Trinity. According to the Bible, Jesus had made certain things lawful (Mark 7:15-23; Acts 10:9-15), prayer was never directed towards Mecca (as Mecca appears nowhere in the Bible), and churches were built for God’s kingdom (Ephesians 2:19-21; 1 Corinthians 3:9-16) – none of these claims were made by Constantine, as Ibn Kathir said, but were from the Bible.

I agree with Ibn Kathir in that Christians are indeed blessed and in a sense “superior” as the Qur’an puts it, but Christians are not disbelievers in God – we actually agree with Allah that those statements in the Qur’an are indeed false, which I explained in the last paragraph. But I digress, Surah 3:55 is actually directed to the Christians, as we see that Allah is describing that it is those who follow Jesus will be made great until the Day of Judgement. This interpretation is confirmed by the following Surah:

Surah 61:14
O you who have believed, be supporters of Allah , as when Jesus, the son of Mary, said to the disciples, “Who are my supporters for Allah?” The disciples said, “We are supporters of Allah.” And a faction of the Children of Israel believed and a faction disbelieved. So We supported those who believed against their enemy, and they became dominant.

Before you disagree with my interpretation of the above Surahs, please take a look at another renowned commentary, Al-Qurtubi, which comments on Surah 61:14:

“It was said that this verse was revealed about the apostles of Jesus, may peace and blessing be upon him. Ibn Ishaq stated that of the apostles and disciples that Jesus sent (to preach) they were Peter and Paul who went to Rome; Andrew and Matthew who went to the land of the cannibals; Thomas who went to Babel in the eastern lands; Philip who went to Africa; John went to Dac-sos which is the tribe to whom the sleepers of the cave belonged; Jacob went to Jerusalem; Bartholomew went to the lands of Arabia, specifically Al-Hijaz; Simon who went to the Barbarians; Judas and Barthas who went to Alexandria and its surrounding regions.

Allah supported them (the apostles) with evidence so that they prevailed (thahirin) meaning they became the party with the upper hand. Just as it is said, “An object appeared on the wall” meaning it is clearly visible (alu-wat) on the wall. Allah, who is glorified and exalted, knows the truth better and to Him is the return and retreat.” – Translated into English by Dimitrius.

So, nowhere does the Qur’an point out that it is the Muslims who would prevail, no, it is the Christians who follow Jesus Christ that will prevail. I must call to your attention that Paul, an apostle who is often ridiculed as the founder of Christianity instead of Jesus by the Muslims, is also included in this list in Al-Qurtubi as one who prevailed. Some Muslims try to debate that these Surahs say that Islam would prevail, but no it does not. These Surahs do not say that from the time of Muhammad the followers of God would prevail – but rather they say that it is from the time of Jesus that Christ followers would specifically be the ones to prevail. Any attempt by Muslims to squeeze Islam into those Surahs, only corrupts that clear message from the Qur’an. Where is the role of Muhammad in all of this? His role is silent in those Surahs despite being the Seal of the Prophets. Where is the relevance of Islam? These Surahs alone should open the eyes of Muslims, even now Christianity is still prevailing with growing numbers of Muslims becoming Christians, in fact the video below is the story of an Islamic scholar who left Islam after studying both the Bible and Qur’an, this scholar was also visited by Jesus personally! All of these are promised by Jesus to continue until the Last Day:

Matthew 28:19, 20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Jeremiah 33:2, 3
Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

John 14:21, 23
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

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~Planet Zion

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Is Allah the Same As The God of the Bible?



The above video seeks to answer the questions as to who Allah is and is Allah the same as the God of the Bible? We have all heard the Former President of the United States of America, George Bush, soon after the tragic events of 911 having this to say, “Well, first of all, I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That’s what I believe.” Is it true that Christianity and Islam worship the same God? Well for starters it would seem that the Qur’an believes that they are the same:


Surah 29:46
And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”

What are the similarities and differences that these deities share? In this post I will attempt to answer these major questions and many more across 20 points that you may navigate through:


1) Differences in the Name for God
2) The God of the Bible has a Son
3) God is a God of Peace not Violence
4) Allah Encourages his followers to fight and kill!
5) God does not change His mind or contradict Himself
6) Allah is anti-Semitic
7) Allah demands good works to enter Heaven
8) God grants His followers assurance of Heaven
9) Heaven in the Qur’an is a place of Carnal Pleasures
10) The Heavenly Father’s words are in line with History
11) God is a God of Liberty and Freedom of Choice
12) God is not a liar and He cannot deceive others
13) God is not the Author of Confusion
14) Allah is prejudiced to people with disabilities
15) God knows us
16) We can know God
17) God loves us
18) Allah is one and not three in one.
19) Allah has poor methods to authenticate himself
20) God swears by Himself; Allah swears by his creation
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1) Differences in the Name for God

According to Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, the name of the true God is Allah, this name however does not line up with the Bible. The Bible teaches the name of God is given as “יְהֹוָה” in the original Hebrew which is pronounced as Yĕhovah and roughly equates to the English names of Jehovah or Yahweh. Yĕhovah means the “Self Existent One” which coincides with the name “I Am” which in the Hebrew is “Hayah.” In the scripture below God Himself gives us His name:

Exodus 6:2-3
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH (יְהֹוָה) was I not known to them.

The Hebrew word for “God” is “El,” “Elohim” or “Eloah” which is similar to the Arabic word “Illah” but it is just a generic title that simply means “God” and can refer to the true God or idols and pagan gods. The only Hebrew word that resembles Allah is the Hebrew word “Alah” which interestingly enough means “to curse,” “to lament,” “to swear,” “to arise” or “to ascend.” Quick question which person do we know in the Bible who best fits that name? Alah sounds more like a name fitting for Lucifer don’t you think?

Isaiah 14:12-14
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

I understand that Christians in Arabic speaking countries will use the word “Allah” as a title to refer to God, but for the rest of us we must understand the difference which they already do. God does not wish that we make the error of identifying Him as the Allah of Islam or by any other name:

Isaiah 42:8
I am the LORD (יְהֹוָה): that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

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2) The God of the Bible has a Son

The Bible, time and time again, indicates that God actually has a Son as evident in Psalms 2, John 3:16-17, Isaiah 9:6-7 and many other verses:

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if thou canst tell?

Daniel 3:25
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Psalms 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

John 5:23, 26
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;


John 3:16, 17
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.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

The same can not be said of Allah, because Allah according to the Qur’an has no son (Surah 4:171; Surah 72:3; Surah 112:2-3). In fact being born into this world is far beneath Allah:

Surah 112:2, 3
Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
He neither begets nor is born,

This of course eliminates Allah right away as being the God of the Bible or being Jesus Christ because Jesus in the Bible is described as being God in the flesh, just as His name “Emmanuel” suggests “God with us” (Matthew 1:23):

John 1:1-3, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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3) God is a God of Peace not Violence

One of the clearest differences between Allah and the God of the Bible is their stance on peace and violence. While the Old Testament has cases of violence and bloodshed they were always performed as a response to pride and sin. God reveals to us His stance on the shedding of innocent blood here in the below verse:

Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Exodus 23:7
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

There are Muslims who make the bold claim that they are closer followers of Jesus Christ than Christians. Not so fast! Jesus taught us a great deal of love and forgiveness for our enemies and to even go as far as to pray for them:

Matthew 5:43-44
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 6:15
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Now, keep the above verse in mind when you read the following verse of Chapter or Surah 4:148 below. Allah encourages others to retaliate if they have been wronged:

Surah 4:148
Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing.

So in light of both the Bible and Qur’an’s opinion on the matter, it is unreasonable to even suggest that Allah is the same God of the Bible.

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4) Allah Encourages his followers to fight and kill!

Bush in the opening quote of this post was either ignorant or was just giving America the “politically correct” answer for the sake of the thousands of Muslims in America. Allah time and time again promotes the use of every possible form of violence to advance the goals of Islam (Surah 8:39; Surah 9:123).

Surah 4:74
So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in the cause of Allah and is killed or achieves victory – We will bestow upon him a great reward.

Surah 8:65
O Prophet, urge the believers to battle. If there are among you twenty [who are] steadfast, they will overcome two hundred. And if there are among you one hundred [who are] steadfast, they will overcome a thousand of those who have disbelieved because they are a people who do not understand.

Surah 9:111
Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.

I think those above Chapters or Surahs are quite disturbing. It is alarming that Allah will demand the lives of his believers to defend his name and defend Islam. I have serious problems with this, first of all I can’t help but be reminded of the scene in Judges 6 where Gideon destroyed the altar of Baal and chopped down the grove of Baal, soon after doing that the Baal worshipers seek to kill Gideon in revenge. Please take note of what Joash, his father says:

Judges 6:30, 31
Then the men of the city said unto Joash, Bring out thy son, that he may die: because he hath cast down the altar of Baal, and because he hath cut down the grove that was by it.
And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him? he that will plead for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.

Like Joash, I present the same questions to Muslims: If Allah is truly all powerful why do you need to shed blood on his behalf and even die for him? The Lord Jesus, actually reveals the answer to this problem:

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Jesus by His own words reveal that if His kingdom and servants were of this world then Christians would be fighting and shedding blood, by this same statement shouldn’t His own words prove that Islam is not of God, but in fact of this world? If you are Muslim I encourage you to pause and focus on what Jesus or the one you call Isa said there in John 18:36. The implications of that statement brings deep doubt as to the authenticity of the Qur’an and the reliability of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.Then combine the last statement with this prophecy that Jesus Himself tells us, where He says that the days will come when Jews in synagogues, and I will also add Christians in churches, will be killed by people who think they are doing God’s will:

John 16:2, 3
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

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5) God does not change His mind or contradict Himself

This is perhaps one of the most annoying points, because in my past I have actually had Muslims try to explain to me that God can change His mind. This is absolutely far from the truth (2 Timothy 2:13; Hebrews 13:8; Matthew 24:35), apart from what the Bible says simple common sense would tell us that an all knowing God would get things correct the first time:

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Malachi 3:6
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

An alarming thing to note about the Qur’an is that it is riddled with contradictions! Allah would declare one thing and a few verses later would declare something that is absolutely opposite to the previous revelation. Muslims have a word for this called “Naskh” or Abrogation. Abrogation is Allah’s quick fix solution to his own contradictions and dictates that all later revelations replace any previous contradictory revelations:

Surah 2:106
We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?

Surah 16:101
And when We substitute a verse in place of a verse – and Allah is most knowing of what He sends down – they say, “You, [O Muhammad], are but an inventor [of lies].” But most of them do not know.

Allah is not the same as my God, my God is all knowing and gets His words correct the first time, every time. The scariest thing about this doctrine is that all the later revealed violent passages of the Qur’an, according to the Law of Abrogation, are to replaced all of the earlier revealed peaceful passages of the Qur’an. I am sure you may be thinking what I am thinking, it seems that the Islamic Radical Extremists are not radical at all but are the fundamentalists who are obeying the Qur’an and Muhammad more closely than the peaceful Muslims around the world! I think the entire world should be thankful that the majority of the 1.6 billion Muslims on the planet are lukewarm and do not take their own Qur’an seriously.

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6) Allah is anti-Semitic

Jehovah calls Himself the “God of Israel” 203 times in the Bible! There are actually verses in the Qur’an that speaks of the Jews and Israel as a people and nation loved by Allah (Surah 2: 122; Surah 44:30-32):

Surah 2:47
O Children of Israel, remember My favor that I have bestowed upon you and that I preferred you over the worlds.

Surah 45:16
And We did certainly give the Children of Israel the Scripture and judgement and prophethood, and We provided them with good things and preferred them over the worlds.

Remember the Law of Abrogation that I highlighted in point 5, where earlier revelations are replaced by later revelations, well take a look at these later revelations where Allah encourages violence to Jews (Surah 2:216):

Surah 9:29
Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.

From the Hadith: Bukhari 52:177
“The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

Do you see the problem here? I hope so, this all explains why the Jews and Israel are so hated by the Islamic world. Abrogation dictates that Muslims are to be antisemitic and ignore the earlier peaceful verses on Israel and the Jews. On the other hand, the God of the Bible loves the Jews and Israel and will always love them. God even informs us that He will bless those who bless the Jews and will curse those who curse the Jews (Genesis 12:3):

Deuteronomy 7:6
For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Jeremiah 31:3, 4
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

Isaiah 43:1
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

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7) Allah demands good works to enter Heaven

Allah makes it clear that the way to Heaven or Paradise according to the Qur’an is paved by good works and more importantly doing more good deeds than bad deeds:

Surah 3:57
But as for those who believed and did righteous deeds, He will give them in full their rewards, and Allah does not like the wrongdoers.

Surah 2:223
Your wives are a place of sowing of seed for you, so come to your place of cultivation however you wish and put forth [righteousness] for yourselves. And fear Allah and know that you will meet Him. And give good tidings to the believers.

It shouldn’t be a shock to anyone that the five pillars of Islam: Shahadah (declaring Allah is God and Muhammad his prophet), Salat (praying five times a day), Zakat (giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor), Sawm (fasting and self-control) and the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca at least one in one’s lifetime) are all attempts of Muslims “to work” their way into Heaven. The God of the Bible teaches us that His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 33:8, 9), the righteousness of mankind is as filthy rags to God no matter how hard we try (Isaiah 64:6) and that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Below is an example where God warns us that even if we try to be righteous on our own, and should sin, He actually ignores the previous good works and punishes the sin with death and Hell:

Ezekiel 33:13
When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.

For this very reason even individuals like Job and Eli of the Bible considered how could man possibly reconcile with God in Job 9:1-3 and in 1 Samuel 2:25 respectively. Even God discusses the dilemma of there not being an intercessor between Himself and mankind:

Isaiah 63:5
And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

I will suggest to you that the Messiah Jesus is this “arm” that brings salvation in Isaiah 63:5. Jesus is also this “redeemer” of Isaiah 44:6, which is an amazing verse that proves that God is more than one being (plural yet united as one) and that the Messiah is also one with God which is confirmed by the intimate use of the word “arm” as if to imply that the Messiah is a part of God or somehow one with Him as Jesus reveals in John 10:28-30. It is because of sin that Jesus came to the Earth to save mankind (1 John 3:8) and to serve as our Mediator between us and God (Revelation 5:9; 1 John 2:2; John 14:6; Isaiah 44:6; Hosea 13:4; 1 Timothy 2:5):

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

With respect to salvation, God promises that if we repent of our sins (1 John 1:9; 2 Chronicles 7:14), have faith and belief in Jesus Christ then one is granted access to Heaven (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Romans 10:9, 10; John 5:24; John 3:18). The Bible makes it clear that the Christian is saved through faith and not works lest any man should boast. Boasting is prideful and God actually hates pride  (Proverbs 8:13), in addition to this, eternal life is a gift of God that He offers to all as He is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34):

Ephesians 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.

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8)  God grants His followers assurance of Heaven

For the Muslim, there is no assurance of Heaven, even Muhammad admitted that he was not even sure if he would go to Paradise. This is hinted here below in Surah 46;9:

Surah 46:9
Say, “I am not something original among the messengers, nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am not but a clear warner.”

The saddest part of Islam is that Muslims are only guaranteed acceptance into Heaven by dying for defending Allah. So every suicide bomber according to the Qur’an is supposed to be in Paradise right now!

Surah 9:111
Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah , so they kill and are killed. [It is] a true promise [binding] upon Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur’an. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah ? So rejoice in your transaction which you have contracted. And it is that which is the great attainment.

The God of the Bible assures us that He will grant us eternal life once we repent of our sins and believe in His Son. He promises us that none of us will perish as long as we trust in Jesus (John 3:16, 17):

John 10:28-30
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
I and my Father are one.

It is God’s will that absolutely no human being perishes:

1 Timothy 2:3, 4
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

On the other hand, Allah has declared in the Qur’an that some men are actually predestined for destruction and that he will not even try to save them in anyway:

Surah 11:119
Except whom your Lord has given mercy, and for that He created them. But the word of your Lord is to be fulfilled that, “I will surely fill Hell with jinn and men all together.”

Surah 32:13
And if we had willed, We could have given every soul its guidance, but the word from Me will come into effect [that] “I will surely fill Hell with jinn and people all together.

I hope it is becoming clearer to you, who are reading this, that Allah is not the same God that Christians worship. To me Allah sounds more like Satan, who also seeks to destroy and drag as many souls that he can to Hell (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8; Isaiah 14:16, 17).

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9) Heaven in the Qur’an is a place of Carnal Pleasures

According to the Qur’an and Muhammad’s words and sayings recorded in the Hadith, Heaven for the Muslim will be a place of endless pleasure, sex and even rivers of alcohol (Surah 37:40-48; Surah 2:25; Surah 52:19-23).

Surah 55:56-57
In them are women limiting [their] glances, untouched before them by man or jinni
So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? –

Surah 56:35-37
Indeed, We have produced the women of Paradise in a [new] creation (houris)
And made them virgins,
Devoted [to their husbands] and of equal age,

Ali reported that the Muhammad said, ‘There is in Paradise a market wherein there will be no buying or selling, but will consist of men and women. When a man desires a beauty, he will have intercourse with them’(Al Hadis, Vol. 4, p. 172, No. 34).” Note well there is men and women available for sale in Paradise according to Muhammad!  There are even more passages of this nature: “Everyone that God admits into paradise will be married to 72 wives; two of them are houris and seventy of his inheritance of the [female] dwellers of hell. All of them will have libidinous sex organs and he will have an ever-erect penis (Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd (Book of Abstinence) 39).” Muhammad also described his view with the following words, “The smallest reward for the people of paradise is an abode where there are 80,000 servants and 72 wives, over which stands a dome decorated with pearls, aquamarine, and ruby, as wide as the distance from Al-Jabiyyah [a Damascus suburb] to Sana’a (Surah Al-Rahman 55, 72, as interpreted by Ibn Kathir, who died in 1373 CE).”

Is this true? Will Heaven really be nothing more than a glorified whore house? The Bible never once agrees with the Qur’an concerning sex and carnal pleasures in Heaven! No wonder the suicide bombers are often young men who are obviously seduced by Allah into believing that they will have 72 virgins in Heaven and heightened sexual performance. Jesus tells us that in Heaven, we will not marry or have sex or have any of those carnal pleasures there:

Luke 20:34-36
And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

Paul tells us that there will be no indulgences in worldly sins and fleshly pleasures in Heaven; we are promised fellowship with our God and Creator:

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

I strongly believe that this point separates the Bible as truly being the incorruptible and inspired Word of God and reveals that the Qur’an is in fact a book designed by man and for men as it uses such corrupt passages to lure men into Islam. Not to mention that the women in Paradise, according to the Qur’an, are treated like objects. The Qur’an teaches men to serve Allah in order to receive what Allah has to give them in Paradise, while the true God of the Bible wishes for us to love Him for who He is. My God does not need to bribe me or play Santa Claus in order to make me love Him, I love Him for who He is, He loves me so much even though I lived in sin and that He would come to Earth and die for my sins that I might live with Him is beyond words.

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10) The Heavenly Father’s words are in line with History

According to Surah 18:83-98, Alexander the Great was called Dhul-Qarnayn, “the Two Horned One,” and that he was a Muslim who traveled until he found the sun literally setting in a muddy spring:

Surah 18:83, 84, 86, 91,
And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about Dhul-Qarnayn. Say, “I will recite to you about him a report.”
Indeed We established him upon the earth, and We gave him to everything a way.
Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it setting in a spring of dark mud, and he found near it a people. Allah said, “O Dhul-Qarnayn, either you punish [them] or else adopt among them [a way of] goodness.”
Thus. And We (Allah) had encompassed [all] that he had in knowledge.

Apart from the obvious scientific error in saying that the sun literally sets in a muddy pool of water, the Qur’an makes further suggestions that Alexander the Great died at a ripe old age, when History tells us that he died young at the age of 33. Alexander was certainly no Muslim,  he was Greek and worshiped several gods, there are rumors that he actually believed that he was even a god – a son of Zeus. The historical inconsistencies of the Qur’an do not stop there!

According to Surah 4:157 the unbelieving Jews boasted by saying, “We killed the Messiah Jesus the son of Mary, the apostle of Allah.” The only problem with this is that the unbelieving Jews never admitted that Jesus was Messiah and would not have killed Him if they had believed that He was their long-awaited Messianic Deliverer. The unbelieving Jews had Jesus killed because they believed He was a false Messiah:

Luke 19:21, 22
Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

Allah confuses Mary the mother of Jesus, with Miriam, the brother of Moses who was from the tribe of Levi (Surah 3:35, 36; 66:12; 19:27-28) while the Bible clearly shows the difference in Numbers 26:59 and that Jesus was of the tribe of Judah and not the tribe of Levi according to Hebrews 7:14. There are so many other instances of historical errors in the Quran like Saul being confused with Gideon (Surah 2:241), Surah 3:42,45 teaches that several angels announced Christ birth to Mary while Luke 1:26 indicates it was only one, the Qur’an says that the flood of Noah occurred in Moses’ day (Surah 7:136, 7:59), Surah 37:100-112 teaches that Abraham sacrificed Ishmael and not Isaac as in Genesis 22:1-2, and on and on and on the Qur’an gets history wrong. The Qur’an teaches that Jesus never died on the cross while there is overwhelming evidence from famous historians of the time of Jesus like Josephus, Tacitus, Pliny the Younger, and others who all confirm that Jesus did die on a cross and even recorded the unnatural darkening of the sky, from midday to three o’clock in the evening, when He died as recorded in Matthew 27:45-45, Mark 15:33-34 and Luke 23:44-48. To learn more on this see my video on historical proof that Jesus exists and was crucified here.

The late William F. Albright, one of the world’s foremost archaeologists, said, “There can be no doubt that archaeology has confirmed the substantial historicity of Old Testament tradition (J. A. Thompson, The Bible and Archaeology [Grand Rapids, MI; Eerdmans, 1975], p. 5).” Nelson Glueck, world renowned archaeologist, concurs: “As a matter of fact, however, it maybe clearly stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a single biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible.” It must be noted that both Gleuck and Albright were both non-Christian yet they were forced to shamefully admit to the Bible’s historical accuracy. You may learn how Archaeology has proven that the Bible is true here.

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11) God is a God of Liberty and Freedom of Choice

God gives us free will to chose our own paths, Adam and Eve were made with free will and used their wills to disobey God. God never created robots to worship Him, He desires fellowship and a relationship with all His creation unlike the far and distant Allah who seeks to forcibly seize souls for Islam by using violence:

Surah 8:67
It is not for a prophet to have captives [of war] until he inflicts a massacre [upon Allah ‘s enemies] in the land. Some Muslims desire the commodities of this world, but Allah desires [for you] the Hereafter. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.

Surah 9:5
And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

The true living God is a God who gives us the free will to choose Him or not:

Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

The Bible also tells us that the freedom that God delivers is beyond any liberty or peace that this world can ever offer to us, which includes freedom from the lure of sin, freedom from addictions and fear:

John 8:32, 36
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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12) God is not a liar and He cannot deceive others

The Bible makes it clear that God can never lie or deceive others:

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

The same cannot be said of Allah, one of the 99 names or titles of Allah is “Khayrul-Makireen” which means “The Greatest of ALL Deceivers.” The Arabic word “makr” means “deceiver” or “schemer” and Allah seems to actually take pride in this title by using it himself in several verses of the Qur’an (Surah 3:54; Surah 7:99; Surah 8:30; Surah 10:21; Surah 13:42; Surah 27:50 ). Guess what! The deceit does not stop there, there is a story in the Qur’an where Allah have actually deceived Muhammad into believing that he was going to fight a few people in a raid but in actuality Muhammad was to face a large opposition:

Surah 8:43
[Remember, O Muhammad], when Allah showed them to you in your dream as few; and if He had shown them to you as many, you [believers] would have lost courage and would have disputed in the matter [of whether to fight], but Allah saved [you from that]. Indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts.

Allah has even deceived spirits called Jinn into working for him (Surah 34:13-14). Allah according to the Qur’an has deceived the Jews and the Christians into thinking that Jesus died on the cross:

Surah 4:157
And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.

I have serious problems with all of this and I am sure that many of you reading this would as well, because this all raises the question as to where does Allah’s deceptions end? What if the Qur’an was an elaborate deception of Allah? What if Allah is deceiving 1.6 billion Muslims right now and leading them all straight to Hell? I believe Allah actually answers my questions here in Surah 4:142:

Surah 4:142
Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah , but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little,

Many Muslims will rise up to oppose this translation of the word “makr” but most Islamic Scholars do agree that this is the true meaning. For example, Dr. Mahmoud M. Ayoub in his book, “The Quran and Its Interpreters, Vol. II The House of Imran,” brings up the question of  “how the word makr (scheming or plotting), which implies deceitfulness or dishonesty, could be attributed to God (Ibid. [1992 State University of New York Press, Albany], p. 165).” After listing several Muslim sources he quotes ar-Razi as arguing that “scheming (makr) is actually an act of deception aiming at causing evil (Ibid., p. 166).”

Apart from deception Allah also allows people into sin for the express purpose of destroying them as in Surah 17:16. Allah has actually fixed the amount of adultery that an unfaithful man or woman may commit and actually forces them to meet the limit according to the Hadith, Sahih Muslim 6421 and 6422. Allah may lead people to truth or willfully lead them to deception as in Surah 6:39 and many other places (Surah 7:178-179, 186; Surah 11:118-119):

Surah 14:4
And We did not send any messenger except [speaking] in the language of his people to state clearly for them, and Allah sends astray [thereby] whom He wills and guides whom He wills. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

Once again Allah reminds me of the “Father of Lies” in the Bible, the one that the Bible refers to by the name Satan. God is a God of truth (Psalms 119:160; John 17:17; Ephesians 1:13-14;  Psalms 86:11) and can never lie or deceive us as Numbers 23:19 says, but Satan can:

John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

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13) God is not the Author of Confusion

The Bible teaches that the God of the Bible is not the creator of confusion:

1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

A) I will now explore some more inconsistencies of the Qur’an. Firstly, Allah says that the Qur’an is in pure Arabic (Surah 12:2; Surah 13:37)

Surah 16:103
And We certainly know that they say, “It is only a human being who teaches the Prophet.” The tongue of the one they refer to is foreign, and this Qur’an is [in] a clear Arabic language.

Allah claims that he has dictated the Qur’an in pure Arabic, this is actually not the case because there are several foreign words within the Qur’an. I will list them out here:

 

  • Abariq, Surah 56:18, Persian
  • Adam, Surah  2:34, Akkadian
  • Araik, Surah 18:31, Persian
  • Firdaus, Surah 18:107, Pahlavi
  • Fir’awn, Surah 73:15, Syriac
  • Habr, Surah 9:31, Hebrew (Haver)
  • Istabraq, Surah 18:31, Persian (Istabar)
  • Sakina, Surah 2:248, Hebrew
  • Sijjil (baked clay), Surah 105:4, Persian
  • Taghut (idols), Surah 2:257, Syriac (Teghutha)
  • Zakat, Surah 2:110, Syriac (Zkhutha)
  • Zanjabil (ginger), Surah 76:17, Pahlavi


B) Secondly, the Qur’an has many grammatical errors. A few examples are include the following passages:

 

  •  Surah 7:56 – “The mercy of Allah is near”

Arabic – “inna rahmata Allahi qaribun min al-mohseneen.”

The word qaribun is the predicate of rahmata Allahi, and as such should match in gender. Since rahmata is feminine the word qaribun (which is masculine ) should be qaribah, its feminine form.

 

  • Surah 7:160 – “We divided them in twelve tribes”

Arabic – “wa qata’nahom ‘ethnata ‘ashrata asbatan.”

In Arabic, any noun which is counted by a number above ten should be singular, as is the case in Surah 7:142; Surah 2:60; Surah 5:12; Surah 9:36; Surah 12:4. As such the Arabic asbatan should be sebtan.

 

  • Surah 5:69 – “Surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Sabians, and the Christians, whosoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, and works righteousness- no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow.”

Arabic- “Innal-laziina ‘aamanuu wal-laziina haaduu was-Saabi’uuna wan-Nasaara man’amaana bilaahi wal-Yawmil Aakhiri wa ‘amila saali-hanfalaa khaw-fun ‘alay-him wa laa hum yah-zanuun.”

According to scholars, the Arabic Saabi’uuna has been wrongly declined. Compare the same grammatical structure found in the following Surahs:

Surah 2:62- “Innal-laziina ‘aamanuu wal-laziina haaduu wan-Nasaara was-Saabi’iina…” and Surah 22:17- “Innal-laziina ‘aamanuu wal-laziina haaduu was-Saabi’iina wan-Nasaara…”

In the last two Surahs the term was declined correctly, Saabi’iina, as opposed to Saabi’uuna. This is due to the word inna found in the beginning of the sentence causing a form of declension called “nasb” (as in the cases of accusative or subjunctive) with the“yeh” being the “sign of nasb”. But the word Saabi’uuna is given the case of ‘uu, a sign of “rafa” ( as in cases of nominative and indicative ). Accordingly, the verse in 5:69 is wrong.

 

  • Surah 91:5 – “By the heaven and that which built it.”

Arabic- “was-samaaa-i wa maa ba-naahaa.”

The word ma is impersonal in Arabic. Yet, the subject of the verse is Allah, heaven’s Creator. As such the word man, meaning “him who“, should have been used instead of the impersonal ma.


C) Lastly, the Qur’an is confusing in that it is not consistent with the most fundamental themes in the Bible. Nowhere does the city of Jerusalem and the names of God: Elohim, Jehovah or Yahweh appear in the Qur’an. Likewise, nowhere does the city of Mecca and the name of Allah exists within the Bible. Another thing that most Christians do not know is that the Qur’an even though it was dictated to one man, was never arranged in logical and chronological order. See this link here for more details as to its true chronological order. I am amazed that Allah can still take pride in the Qur’an, because even Muslims admit that the topics discussed from Surah to Surah are incoherent and never flows logically into each other. Allah’s reasons for the confusion in the Qur’an is in itself confusing:

Surah 25:32
And those who disbelieve say, “Why was the Qur’an not revealed to him all at once?” Thus [it is] that We may strengthen thereby your heart. And We have spaced it distinctly.

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14) Allah is prejudiced to people with disabilities

The Qur’an makes the claim that some people who are born deaf and blind are stricken with these disabilities by Allah as a punishment to them:

Surah 47:23
Those [who do so] are the ones that Allah has cursed, so He deafened them and blinded their vision.

Surah 2: 17, 18
Their example is that of one who kindled a fire, but when it illuminated what was around him, Allah took away their light and left them in darkness [so] they could not see.
Deaf, dumb and blind – so they will not return [to the right path].

Yes, so Allah deliberately have stricken these people with disabilities so that they will be deliberately misled. Allah in the Qur’an is very cruel and claims to even allow a wicked person to actually live longer and continue in evil so that this person will reap greater punishment in Hell:

Surah 3:178
And let not those who disbelieve ever think that [because] We extend their time [of enjoyment] it is better for them. We only extend it for them so that they may increase in sin, and for them is a humiliating punishment.

By considering the message of Surah 3:178 above, did Muhammad live to enjoy old age of 62, (which was considered a long life in that era,) for the purpose of spreading this false religion? Was he allowed to live that long to reap more punishment in hell? I have a video that indicates just that here! Also I have another video and article of a Christian man who had a vision of hell here. Once again the Bible indicates that there is in fact a being who also blinds others from seeing the truth and mislead others and he is the “god of this world,” another title Allah often uses in the Qur’an, that person is Satan:

2 Corinthians 4:3, 4
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

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15) God knows Us

The Bible teaches us that God is all knowing. It is nice to know that He is all knowing but it is amazing to realize that He knows each of us personally even from our mother’s womb:

Isaiah 44:24
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Isaiah 49:1
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.

God knows us through and through, He even knows  the number of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7). Yes, it is great to know that God loves us but He actually wants to fellowship with us, this is where the God of the Bible differs from Allah:

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

John 14:23
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Compare this to the very words of Allah who claims to know us, but only wants us to worship him but the Surah below makes no mention of Allah wishing to fellowship with us:

Surah 51:56
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.

“Worship” is not the same as “fellowship,” worship is a one way relationship; fellowship is both ways. In fact this implies that Allah is distant from his creation, almost to the point where he does not even need to know us. This point is confirmed by his own words in Surah 35:15:

Surah 35:15
O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

If you are Muslim and reading this I will let you know that we can know God in fact He longs for us to know Him, which brings me to my next point.

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16) We can know God

The God of the Bible is not distant, He is near us and while we are to worship Him, He desires far more than that, He desires us to know Him:

Jeremiah 24:7
And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 31:34
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

God desires for us to know Him, but the Bible teaches us that sin has gotten in the way of us knowing Him:

Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

For this very reason God saw it fit to actually come down to us wrapped in flesh (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 9:6; John 14:7), to deliver us from our sins (1 John 2:2; Titus 2:14) and to open the way for us to know Him fully:

John 1:1-3, 14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 10:14
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

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17) God loves us

The Qur’an teaches that Allah loves people but nowhere does it say that Allah is love. The God of the Bible tells us in His word that He is love:

1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Unfortunately Allah does not indicate in anywhere in the Qur’an that he loves his creation, however, he does say in the Qur’an that he is merciful but mercy is not love. For example, a judge can have mercy on a prisoner by shortening his sentence, that does not mean that the judge loves the prisoner, to make matters worse, such a judge is not practicing perfect justice but is rather a “corrupt judge” by allowing crimes to go unpunished. Interestingly enough, Allah embodies this “corrupt judge” analogy in a way, in Surah 5:18, where he admits that he punishes who he wishes but still he never once describes that he loves his servants:

Surah 5:18
But the Jews and the Christians say, “We are the children of Allah and His beloved.” Say, “Then why does He punish you for your sins?” Rather, you are human beings from among those He has created. He forgives whom He wills, and He punishes whom He wills. And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them, and to Him is the [final] destination.

Allah actually goes a step further by indicating that he hates wrongdoers (Surah 3:140; Surah 4:107; Surah 40:10). Allah is cruel and willfully leads people to self destruction and sin (Surah 5:49; Surah 4:31). Allah hates those who do not love him (Surah 2:98; Surah 3:32). This cannot be said of the God of the Bible, He loves those who actually hate Him:

Ezekiel 33:11
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Matthew 5:43-45
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Jesus reveals to us the true depths of love itself. He indicated to us through His own words that the demonstration of true love is sacrificing one’s life for another:

John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

And this is exactly what God did for us, Jesus Christ died for us that we would not perish and live with Him forever (John 3:16). Not once does the Qur’an tells us of Allah making any sacrifice for us, let alone actually dying on our behalf. Allah teaches in Surah 4:158, that Jesus never died in order to deny God’s sacrifice and demonstration of His love for us. Allah goes on to even say that there is no one to draw men to himself; no mediator; no intercessor:

Surah 6:51
And warn by the Qur’an those who fear that they will be gathered before their Lord – for them besides Him will be no protector and no intercessor – that they might become righteous.

But this is not true, the God of the Bible teaches that He is the God, that He has a Redeemer that will be used to save mankind and also that He is one with this same Redeemer or Savior as the verse below clearly teaches:

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

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18) Allah is one and not three in one.

“Elohim,” the Hebrew word for “God” is a plural noun, there are verses in Genesis where the pronoun is in the first person plural as in Genesis 1:26:

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Allah, on the other hand, describes himself as being one single deity (Surah 4:171) :

Surah 112:1-4
Say, “He is Allah , [who is] One,
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.
He neither begets nor is born,
Nor is there to Him any equivalent.”

This is very perplexing as the Qur’an actually describes Allah several times as a being that claims to exist as plural by his repeated use of first person plural pronouns (Surah 15:85; Surah 4:74; Surah 2:106; Surah 16:101; Surah 45:16; Surah 32:18; Surah 56:35; Surah 18:84, 91; Surah 14:4; Surah 3:178 and many more):

Surah 15:9
Indeed, it is We (Allah) who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian.

Muslims have a serious problem here, as Allah clearly contradicts himself. This problem is exacerbated even more because Surah 112, that mentions Allah as one being, was revealed fairly early to Muhammad and because of the Law of Abrogation all the later verses that suggest that Allah is plural must therefore replace the idea of Allah being one deity. The Bible does say quite a number of times that God is plural yet united. I will show an example of this in the verse below:

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:


In the Hebrew language there are two popular words for “one” a person may use either “echad” which means “oneness in the sense of unity of a group of individuals” and “yachid” in the sense of “one as in solitary oneness or numerical one.” In the above verse, the Hebrew word for “one” used is “echad” which means compound unity; collective sense; plurality in unity, like a cluster of grapes, all implying that God is a number of beings that are in perfect unity. The Bible goes on to actually identify the beings that all make up this one God in the New Testament:


1 John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

The above verses actually indicates to us that God has plurality but yet united as one, in the similar way that the courts here on Earth has a Tribunal comprised of three judges who pass judgment as if they are one judge. In fact this is idea is a very consistent theme throughout the Bible. God informs us that at the mouth of two or three witnesses a matter will be established and that a threefold cord is not easily broken:

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Ecclesiastes 4:12
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Psalms Chapter 2 in the Bible is an entire chapter that records a conversation that the Trinity has with each other and I strongly encourage you to read it here. All these Old Testament verses actually further confirms that the Trinity doctrine in Christianity is valid, and that God Himself actually does exist as three persons, yet being one! The Bible further confirms that God is plural yet one in the verse I have mentioned in my last point:

Isaiah 44:6
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

Above we see two beings “Lord the King of Israel” who I believe is God the Father and the “redeemer the LORD of hosts” who may be God the Son (Jesus), right here we have two beings that are still one which satisfies the requirements that God established in Deuteronomy 19:15. A Muslim may object to Isaiah 44:6, asking the question: Well where is the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity? I admit this is a valid objection because in parts of the New testament Jesus says that He and His Father are one (John 10:30), yet seems to ignore the Holy Spirit. I have this very simple answer to this, the Bible actually tells us that the Holy Spirit will not always speak about Himself and the Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16):

John 16:13
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

In spite of the overwhelming evidence that the Creator of this Universe is actually three beings in perfect harmony and existing as one, the Qur’an actually further contradicts itself by declaring such beliefs are evil, blasphemous and wicked even though the Qur’an actually supports this idea to an extent!:

Surah 5:73
They have certainly disbelieved who say, ” Allah is the third of three.” And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment.

The Qur’an even goes further to deny that Jesus is one with God and is God as the Bible claims Him to be (Surah 4:172; Surah 5:73; Surah 9:30). This is the true heresy and blasphemy in the eyes of God:

1 John 2:22, 23
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Jesus is the Son of God, a human can only give birth to another human, a cat can only give birth to another cat, therefore God can only give birth to God. At this point Muslims will deny the Bible by saying: Well the Bible is a lie! Because the Qur’an tells us that it was corrupted. To this I present this statement from Allah himself, Allah surprisingly tells Christians and Jews to search the Bible and compare it to what is mentioned in the Qur’an. Allah actually says in Surah 5:47 that whoever does not judge what is said in the Bible they are being disobedient, so even Muslims are commanded to actually read the Bible along  with the Jews and Christians and compare the Bible with the Qur’an:

Surah 5:47
And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed – then it is those who are the defiantly disobedient.

Now, a Muslim must think to himself or herself: If the Bible was corrupted then why would Allah actually direct people to a corrupt book? The simple answer to this is that the Bible was never corrupted. The Bible that Surah 5:47 mentioned is the same Bible that we have today. So if you are Muslim I implore you to please consider what the Bible has to say about the nature of God. Jesus Himself claimed to be God many times (John 8:58, 59; John 10:30-33), in fact He died because He claimed to be God. Jesus says that if you do not believe that He is God and Savior then you will die in your sins and be damned to Hell forever:

John 8:24
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.


It may sound crazy to us humans to imagine anyone existing as three separate living beings acting as one, but God is Almighty, nothing is impossible for Him, so why do we put Him in a box? After all, the Bible says that we are made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26), we are three part beings ourselves- body, spirit and soul (consciousness). The universe and all creation actually has a three part nature as it has space, time and matter. So it is very likely that God exists as a three part being but unlike us His three parts actually have separate unique and personal identities.

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19) Allah has poor methods to authenticate himself

Allah by his own words says that because he causes misfortune, the world would recognize him as being god:

Surah 6:65
Say, “He is the [one] Able to send upon you affliction from above you or from beneath your feet or to confuse you [so you become] sects and make you taste the violence of one another.” Look how We diversify the signs that they might understand.

I think the above is a poor proof for Allah to identify himself as being God. In Surah 9:70, Allah goes on to say that a few tribes around Muhammad had proofs for Allah’s sovereignty, we are not even informed of what those proofs are by Muhammad. My point is that these are very hollow claims; claims that are not strong enough to convince anyone that Allah is the same as the God of the Bible. My God has no problem in validating Himself in any way. The God of the Bible tells us this:

Isaiah 46:9-10
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

So from the verse above we learn that God will use fulfilled prophecy to verify that He is God and that the Hebrew and Christian scriptures are indeed from Him. There are over 300 fulfilled prophecies concerning Jesus, the Messiah, in the Bible. I will now proceed to mention all 365 prophecies here now! Lol, just joking, I’ll just mention one here to be brief:

Psalms 22:16
For dogs encompassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

The amazing thing about this prophecy is that it was written several centuries before the very invention of the punishment of crucifixion, with the dogs being the gentiles (non-Jews) as referred in Matthew 15:26-27 and the assembly of the wicked being the Jews and Pharisees (Number 14:5). In addition to this, several Bible prophecies were fulfilled just in the last century like the return of the Jews to Israel (Isaiah 43:5-6). The United Nations makes several proposals and many deliberations concerning Jerusalem and Israel, one such example is the United Nations Resolution 181 which involved dividing the lands of Israel:

Zechariah 12:2-3
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

With Great Britain ruling Israel since 1922, it was at the heart of the UN Resolution 181 made in 1947. Soon after the UN Resolution 181, the British empire began to crumble or “cut in pieces” with many of its colonies breaking up and becoming independent nations, like India and many of the Caribbean islands like Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, etc. To this day Jerusalem and Israel are “a cup of trembling” and a “burdensome stone” for the nations because most of the deliberations of the UN are focused on bringing peace to Israel. Another proof that the God of the Bible uses to verify Himself is my favorite which is the scientific facts mentioned in the Bible. I wrote an article discussing 20 of the hundreds of scientific insights that have been revealed in the Bible here. The fact that Allah also rejects historical facts certainly does not make matters better for him as I show in point 10.

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20) God swears by Himself; Allah swears by his creation

My final point here actually goes hand in hand with my last point. It may be one of the most telling proofs for those who are Muslim and are really looking for the truth. The Bible indicates that God swears by Himself. This is logical as there is no one or anything that is greater than God that is worth swearing by, so He swears by Himself (Jeremiah 22:5).

Hebrews 6:13, 16
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

Isaiah 45:23
I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

However, in the Qur’an, Allah actually swears by a number of created objects. Allah swears by the Qur’an (Surah 36:2; Surah 38:1), Allah swears by the stars and constellations (Surah 86:1; Surah 74:32-34; Surah 53:1), Allah swears by the pen (Surah 90:1), and Allah swears by creation as in Surah 92:1, 2:

Surah 36:2, 3
By the wise Qur’an.
Indeed you, [O Muhammad], are from among the messengers,

Surah 92:1, 2
By the night when it covers
And [by] the day when it appears

I am alarmed by this for a good reason, and I hope you understand where I am going with this. When God swears by Himself, the promise that He makes is implied to last forever as He is eternal and everlasting. However, when Allah swears by created objects he swears on objects that are destined to grow old, decay, die or be destroyed. The Bible actually tells us this fact about the creation:

Matthew 24:35
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

So, the implication here, that a Muslim has to consider, is that Allah’s words are truly meaningless, no one can truly place their hope or trust in Allah. Who will wish to serve a god that does not fulfill his promises?

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Sadly, there is a growing movement called “Chrislam” where Christians and Muslims blend the two religions into one. This is certainly not a new concept as the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church actually says in paragraph 841, “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. ‘The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.'” The Roman Catholic church is wrong here and by its own confession say that Roman Catholics worship Allah! As all the points that I have highlighted here abundantly shows that Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. The God of the Bible seems to be the true God and that Allah may actually be Satan in disguise, which is supported by this prophecy in the Bible made a few centuries before the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad. If you are a Muslim and are reading this I would like to invite you to please learn how to accept the true living God here:

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

~Planet Zion

The Mark of The Beast and In The Name of Allah with Chuck Missler



In the video above, Dr. Chuck Missler, a well respected Bible teacher, explains the idea that the title Bis’m Allah or Bismillah on the Shahadatan (band on Muslims foreheads) may actually be the Mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13. This theory is not new, in fact, quite a number of Bible scholars have risen up like Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson, who insist that the Islamic religion may have a strong role to play in the End Times. Especially, with the prophecies of the Mahdi or 12th Imam. The Bible says that the Antichrist will behead anyone who refuses to take his mark as hinted to below:


Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw souls of them that were beheaded for witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

mark of the beast bismillah
It’s interesting to note that that the signature punishment for infidels (non-Muslims) according to Islamic Sharia law is beheading, which is based on the following Surah (or Chapter) of the Koran:


Surah 47:4
So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah – never will He waste their deeds.


Sharia law also denies citizenship to anyone who is non-Muslim and establishes limits on the buying and selling of goods. These all seem to be consistent with the description of the End Time scenario as outlined by the Book of Revelation in the Bible (Revelation 13:16, 17).

Personally, I think Islam may indeed have a role but it may only be just one possible avenue for the Antichrist to rise from. In Revelation 12:3, there is a description of Satan with 7 heads and crowns on each head, symbols which makes him eerily similar to the Hindu depiction of Shesha, the king of the nagas (snake deities):


Revelation 12:3
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.


A picture of Shesha and the second person of the Trimurti (Hinduism’s equivalent to the Trinity), Vishnu, is shown in the picture below:

Vishunu ISCON

Shesha, who is often depicted as a seven headed serpent with seven crowns, is famous in Hinduism for his role in an event called the “Churning of the Ocean” where the participants try to make themselves immortal. The very same idea that Satan presented in the garden of Eden: “Ye shall not surely die” and “Ye shall be as gods”. Another thing to note is that Vishnu, who is in every way another Christ (Antichrist), is often shown sitting relaxed on Shesha, as one who has received authority – in Revelation we know that the Antichrist will be given power from the dragon (Revelation 13:1-8).

My point is that Satan has been preparing himself, planting himself and several Antichrist figures in the false religions as suggested by 1st John 4:3:


1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.


The Bible teaches that the only time the world will know the true Antichrist will be when God removes the “He (Holy Spirit) who restrains” as described in 2nd Thessalonians 2:6-7. I think it is reasonable to say that the restrainer is indeed the Holy Spirit, as the scriptures describes the Antichrist as the ‘man of iniquity’ or ‘man of sin’ (2 Thessalonians 2:3), only the Holy Spirit has power over sin (Galatians 5:17–18), in fact, 2 Thessalonians 3:2, 3 confirms that it is indeed God who does the restraining:


2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he (Antichrist) will be revealed.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he (Holy Spirit) who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.


2 Thessalonians 3:2, 3
And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.


In the same picture chosen above for “Bismillah” we see the image of a “serpent” which Chuck Missler highlights in the video. In the same image we see what also appears to be a “pole” or “post.” You may ask, “What is my point for highlighting this to you?” Well Islam teaches that Jesus Christ never died. Jesus Himself says:
Brass Serpent on Cross


John 3:14
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.

Jesus of course refers to the brass serpent raised on a pole by Moses in Numbers 21:9. I find it amazing that the “serpent” of this rendition of Bismillah is off the “pole” almost as if to mock it. Accident? Coincidence? I am not sure, but I will tell you that anyone who studies linguistics will know that languages in their basic and original forms were represented by images. It could therefore be considered that “Bismillah” at it heart truly denies the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, just as Islam claims that Jesus did not died on the cross (Surah 4:156-158). Please share, like, comment and follow this blog. God Bless!

~Planet Zion