Islam & other holy books
Submitted by B. Mustapha (Nigeria), Mar 15, 2006 at 05:57Muslims believed that Muhammad is the last & the final apostle of God, his message also serves as a criterion to the earlier scriptures. Qur'an doesn't deny the earlier scriptures, but it only corrects & simplifies them. For instance;
1) If one claims Jesus as God/Son of God, then God directed Muhammad as : 'Say (O Muhammad) He is Allah (God) the ONE...He begets not nor was he begotten. & there is none comparable to Him Q112: 1-4
2) If one claims that everybody has inherited the sin committed by Adam; then Islam says evrybody is responsible for his/her own sins. God is Just.
3) If one accused the legitimacy of Ishmael; then Islam came to the rescue of Abraham & purifies him of having illegitimate son. Both Sara & Hagar were his wives.
4) If someone accused David of Deceit (of sending his commander to a dangerous place just to be killed & later marries his beautiful wife); then Islam said it is a lie & a great abomination.
5) If someone accused Jesus as a bastard; Islam says it is a lie, Jesus was the messiah/christ, One of the greatest apostles of God, who was miraclously concieved without father.
6) If someone says Jesus was crucified; Islam says it is a lie, b/cos he (jesus) prayed & God answered his prayers, saved him & lifted him to the heaven.
7) If someone says U can't inherite the kingdom of God unless U believe with the Lordship of Jesus; Islam says Jesus never taught that. What Jesus said is; keep to the Commandment.
8) If someone accused Muhammad as a wicked/trouble maker; Qur'an says it is a lie, b/cos "And verily,you (O Muhammad) are on an exalted standard of character." Q68:3.
These are very few of the corrections that Islam makes to the earlier corrupted notions.
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