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Christianity in the Holy Quran

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Submitted by Susan (United States), Aug 20, 2014 at 17:20

As in Christianity, there are many lies and actually the holy book which is the Bible, 3/4 of it is distorted. And the evidence is from the holy Quran. The Quran has the truth because it is actually the real words of God who Muslims call Allah and He is the only God of this universe he has no partner. Sinners are the ones who claim Jesus is "god" or "son of god". Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) was and is a prophet and all Muslims love him as they love their prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). There is do difference between one prophet or the other; Muslims love all prophets starting from Noah to Muhammad. The Qur'an teaches that Islam is the continued faithful religion in the same line as the Prophets who were before Muhammad: The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah ... and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus (42:13 AYA). The result of this view is that the scriptures given by these Prophets are considered to be genuine scriptures from God: But say, "We (Muslims) believe in the Revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you (Jews & Christians); our Allah and your Allah is One" (29:46 AYA). In the Qur'an there are many references to the Jewish and Christian Holy Books. In fact the Qur'an addresses Christians and Jews in terms of the Book: O People of the Book! (5:68 AYA). God's Mission For The People of the Book Christians and Jews are mentioned in the Qur'an as the custodians of scripture: For to them was entrusted the protection of Allah's Book (5:47 AYA/44 MP). God gave the scripture to the Christians and Jews so that they could make known to the whole world and every nation the true knowledge of God: And remember Allah took a Covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it (3:187 AYA).

Some of the Jews and Christians fulfilled this mission, others did not. Just as there are faithful and unfaithful Muslims so too the Qur'an distinguishes between the faithful and the unfaithful Christians and Jews. The Unfaithful The Qur'an describes the behaviour of unfaithful Christians and Jews as: 1/ Concealing the truth of the scripture: Who is more unjust than those who conceal the testimony they have from Allah?' (2:140 AYA). 2/ Teaching falsely and forgetting what they had heard from their scripture: There is among them a section who distort the Book with their tongues: (As they read) you would think it is a part of the Book, but it is no part of the Book; and they say, "That is from Allah," but it is not from Allah (3:78 AYA). They change words from their context and forget a part of that whereof they were admonished (5:13 MP/14 AYA). 3/ Wanting profit from the scriptures: And remember Allah took a Covenant from the People of the Book, to make it known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it; but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And vile was the bargain they made! (3:187 AYA) 4/ Some of the Jews who were transgressors and did not know the Book wrote false scripture: But the transgressors changed the word from that which had been given them (2:59 AYA). Among them are unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from hearsay. They but guess. Therefore woe be unto them who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, "This is from Allah," that they may purchase a small gain therewith (2:78-79 MP).

The Faithful The Qur'an teaches that there are faithful Christians and Jews: Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book are a portion that stand (for the right); they rehearse the Signs of Allah all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration. They believe in Allah and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous. Of the good that they do, nothing will be rejected of them; for Allah knoweth well those that do right (3:113-115 AYA). Nearest among them in love to the Believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": Because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant (5:85 AYA/82 MP). According to the Qur'an, the faithful Christians and Jews did not do what the unfaithful did; they obeyed their scriptures and worshipped God. But what about the their scriptures? Does the Qur'an consider the scripture of the Jews and Christians to have been corrupted by the actions of the Unfaithful? Or has it been preserved by the Faithful? Does the Qur'an consider that only part of their scripture now contains truth? To answer these questions we need to consider what the Qur'an says of the Jewish and Christian scripture.

The Qur'anic View of the Jewish and Christian Scripture 1/ The Qur'an teaches that all scripture should be respected in the same way: O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Apostle, and the scripture which He hath sent to His Apostle and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). Any who denieth Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Apostles, and the Day of Judgement, hath gone far, far astray (4:136 AYA). We believe in Allah, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them (3:84 AYA). So, we can see that all of this is evidence to what I have just stated in the beginning. Christians just hate Muslims, but the faithful ones will be one day converting to Islam because it is the actual religion that God had started from Judaism then to Christianity and ending with Islam. Islam is the ending religion and God wants everyone to become Muslim because it is the religion that all prophets follow. Prophets Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) wanted the followers to await prophet Muhammad( peace be upon him) to follow him and his religion because all prophets are Muslims and they died as Muslims even prophet Jesus ( the Quran). Facts: Prophet Jesus had told Christians about a prophet coming after him and that they had to follow because he has the actual religion and they should obey what he commands them to do. Prophet Jesus ( peace be upon him) said that the prophet would be named Ahmed. He didn't say Muhammad.

Yes that's true, but prophet Muhammad has more than one name in which Ahmed is one of them. Then Christians deny all of this while they know Islam is the best and last religion. Also, God says in the holy Quran that He had already named prophet Muhammad before centuries, at the time he created our parents Adam and Eve.He had told his angels about this prophet whose name is Ahmed and who would have the last religion which is Islam. So God knew everything and had planned every event before millions of years. God or Allah loves all of his prophets because they are his creatures as in the Quran, Moses is the speaker of God ( Allah) and Jesus is the spirit of God ( Allah) and Muhammad (Ahmed) is the lover of God ( Allah).

- Islam tells every Muslim to love and respect all prophets and their followers except the ones that talk falsely about God and His Books. Differences: Muslims love all prophets and believe in three religions ( Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Christians hate Muslims and are malicious. As well as denying prophet Ahmed who is Muhammad ( peace be upon him).

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