Christian Missionaries Deceitful Tactics to Sell Christianity to Ignorant Muslims

Christian missionaries often take verses of the Qur’an out of context in order to ‘sell’ Christianity to ignorant and unsuspecting Muslims who lack knowledge in the Islamic faith.

Here is the problem. The Qur’an itself exposes their dishonesty. If you have to resort to lies and deception in order to spread your religion, then your religion is false.

Today’s discussion is about the following video, and this is not the first time this verse has been used to invalidate Islam’s claim to truth. Missionaries often quote 10:94 as proof that the Qur’an confirms the Bible, and Muslims must consult Christians in order to understand the Qur’an or as proof that Muhammad pbuh had doubts about the authenticity of the Qur’an.

This is what is written in the description of the video:

Did the Prophet (pbuh) have doubts about the Qur’an?

He has pointed to this verse in order to prove Muhammad pbuh had doubts about the authenticity of the Qur’an, so Allah swt ordered him to consult the Christians to verify his prophethood.

In the following verses, we clearly see that Muhammad pbuh believed in the Qur’an as the Word of God:

The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers…” [2:285] “Say [Muhammad], ‘People, I am the Messenger of God to you all, from Him who has control over the heavens and the earth. There is no God but Him; He gives life and death, so believe in God and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet who believes in God and His words, and follow him so that you may find guidance.” [7:158]… “I have believed in what Allah has revealed of scripture [i.e., the Qur’an], and I have been commanded to do justice among you.” [42:15]

So, who are the people Allah was refering to?

The Quraish decided to see help from the Jews who were residing in Madina: “Ask them (the Jews, i.e., the people of the book) about Muhammad; describe him to them and tell them what he says, for they are the first people of the Scriptures and have knowledge that we do not possess about Prophets.”

(The Life of Muhammad – A Translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah)

They asked the Rabbis, “How can we tell whether or not Muhammad is indeed a true prophet like Abraham and Moses?”

The Quraish reasoned that since the Jews had experience and vast knowledge about prophets they would be best to advise them concerning the validity of the claim of Muhammad pbuh, because of the long and continuous line of prophets who had come to the Israelites.

Allah swt sent down Surah al-Kahf of the Qur’an in consequence of the response to that question. It recalled two questions posed by the Rabbis 18:83 and 17:85, while the third response is found in Surah Banu Israel 17:85.

(Surah al-Kahf in the Modern Age – Imran N. Hosein)

It was expected that their (i.e., Jewish) pious scholars would testify that the Qur’ans message was the same as that of the Scriptures of the former Prophets. The Qur’an states that there was a witness from among the Children of Israel who testified to the truth of the Qur’an at the time of the Prophet pbuh:

Say, “Have you considered: if it [i.e., the Qur’an] was from Allah, and you disbelieved in it while a witness from the Children of Israel has testified to something similar and believed while you were arrogant…?” [46:10]

This is not a verse Muslims avoid.

What does the the Qur’an say about the Gospel?

The Gospel was revealed to the Israelite people [3:45-50, 61:6], but most of them had rejected him [61:14]. They slandered his mother [4:156] by falsely accusing her of adultery [19:27-28], and called Jesus a bastard, although he was born miracuously to a virgin mother. The Jews) continue to reject him as the Messiah to this day, which you can read for yourself on one of the most popular Jewish sites.

We do not believe Jesus was sent to all of mankind.

Indeed, this Qur’an relates to the Children of Israel most of that over which they disagree (27:76), That is Jesus, the son of Mary – the word of truth about which they are in dispute (19:34). The truth is from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters (3:60).

Does the Qur’an say the Torah is preserved?

What is the context of this verse?

Allah chastised a group of Jews who abandon what they believed was true in their book, and which they claimed was their eternal law that they were always commanded to adhere to. Yet, they did not adhere to the Torah, but they preferred other laws over it. They came to the Prophet for judgement regarding a certain matter, although they believed that these other laws were not correct and did not apply to them.

Allah is simply making the point that if they were genuinely sincere in coming to the Prophet to follow Allah’s laws, then why did they ignore the Torah, which contained Allah’s commands, in their minds, yet they ignored it?

If they truly believed, what did that show about their sincerity in coming to the Prophet – was it to follow Allah? It was revealed to expose their insincirity when they approached the Prophet. The previous verses make this point very clear:

O Messenger, let them not grieve you who hasten into disbelief of those who say, “We believe” with their mouths, but their hearts believe not… [Qur’an, 5:41-42] Do you (i.e., Rabbis) order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture (i.e., Torah)? Then will you not reason?

Conclusion

These verses are taken out of context by Christian Missionaries to prove Christianity true and Islam false.

The Qur’an does not confirm the preservation of the Torah and Gospel that are in Christians and Jews hands today. We do not believe they are the original scriptures revealed by God, and the Qur’an explicitly states that.

One comment

  1. The Political and Moral concept of both essential terms: KING and TEMPLE.  The sons of the prophet Sh’muel, a prophet 2nd in authority unto Moshe in the line of prophets; they accepted gifts and bribes like as did the son of Moshe the prophet, wickedly worship avoda zarah.  The kings of both Syria and Israel made league together to sit their man upon the throne of the House of David.  A dying prophet, Sh’muel pleads with the People, who demand from him to anoint a Meshiach as their king; this action done with the intent to transform Israel such that the Cohen Nation converts, and becomes similar to the other nations.  The dying prophet pleads: People: HaShem lives as your KING.  To which the People responded, anoint us a Moshiach King, so that our nation compares to the other nations – HaShem does not rule as KING of the other nations because the nations never accepted the revelation of the Torah at Sinai. 

    The command to have a king rule over Israel, accomplishes the desire of the People, their rejection of the Torah revelation, together with the oath brit which the Cohen Nation swore at Sinai.  This command issued to Sh’muel the prophet directly compares: the desire of Reform Judaism to throw off the yoke of halacha.  The scholarship of traditional Judaism, following the rebellion of Reform against the authority of the halacha, attempts to make halachic Judaism relevant and not antiquated.

    What most essentially defines the revelation of the Torah at Sinai, in its functional relationship with both KING and TEMPLE?  Justice.  Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai left Jerusalem in a coffin, the Pharisees pondered how to enable Judaism to survive the Roman conquest.  Titus loved the words of Rabbi Yochanan, who told him that he would rule as emperor.  Titus asked him for a request that he would grant.  Rabbi Zakkai responded: “Give me Yavneh and its sages”.  Ben Zakkai sought to maintain a lateral Sanhedrin Court, as the means to enliven Judaism – the faith of justice – of the Cohen Nation, which accepts the revelation of the Torah at Sinai throughout all the generations of the children of Yaacov, Yitzak, and Avraham.

    HaShem took Israel out of the slavery bondage of Egypt to rule the Cohen Nation through justice.  Par’o unjustly invited the children of Yaacov and Israel to dwell as honored invited guests of the House of Par’o, in respect for the service rendered by Yosef to the Crown.  Compare the British agreeing to the Balfour Declaration, to honor the service rendered by Chaim Weizmann to the Crown during WW I. 

    Both Par’o and Number 10 Downing Street dishonored their invitation to the Yechudim people.  Both Kingdoms employed political rhetoric with the intent to enslave the Jewish people.  Both kingdoms loved the services rendered by the Jewish people to the crown, but only as an expression of the crown’s political opportunism.  In similar intent, the league made between Syria and Israel to place their Man upon the throne of the House of David; King Shlomo united the nation to build the Temple, but his Court too loved political opportunism and failed to rule the people with justice. 

    When the son of Shlomo traveled to Sh’Cem to be anointed Moshiach, the ten tribes, thereafter known as Israel, rejected the kingdom of the House of David.  All the kings of Israel, to a man, like Reform Judaism, rejected the revelation of the Torah at Sinai, the yoke obligation to rule through justice.  Justice accomplished through lateral Sanhedrin Courts of law.  The foundation of faith, which king Shlomo replaced with his demand to build the first Temple.

    In terms of ancient history, while the House of David devolved unto a cult of personality, the Babylonian g’lut permanently destroyed that error of Torah faith.  Throughout the reign of David Civil War among the tribes forging the First Republic continuously threatened to explode.  Forms of Government to not assure political stability, whereas justice makes political stability possible.  Political stability, a very complicated problem which has multiple variables upon which all nations struggle to achieve. 

    The Torah viewed as a political Constitutional document does not favor the establishment of any cult of personality head of permanent family as Head of State.  Moshe did not pass his leadership unto his children.  The House of Aaron, an inherited concept of Cohen, none the less views all Israel, who accept the Torah revelation at Sinai, as the nation of Cohanim.  Tefilla has replaced korbanot as the definition of avodat HaShem.

    As a primary consequence the idea of justice does not depend upon any Cult of Personality, not the Apostle Paul, nor the God Jesus, or the Prophet Mohammad.  The classic false messiah movements whether New Testament Era or all later ‘messianic kings’, a the list of disgrace which shames not only the Jewish nation.  The Catholic religion seeks to duplicate the priesthood of the House of Aaron, woefully ignorant of the concept of the Oral Torah interpretation of tohora.  A precondition which defines and limits Avodat HaShem to this very day.  Observance of Torah commandments in a state of tuma, brings no blessing upon the Jewish nation.

    Superficially a Catholic Bull which determines dogma compares to halacha like as does halal slaughter to kashrut.  But beyond the external similarities neither this nor that share any common ground with obedience to Torah commandments.  Just as the forms of Government do not determine law; law depends upon the substance of Government.  The Executive Branch now almost totally by-passes Congress through Executive Orders.  American legalism has devolved and made a בדיעבד emergency measure into the accepted ideal of American governance. 

    Congress too has devolved, it relies on Committees and in substance those Committees have replaced the Constitutional antebellum erapractice of holding Congressional debates made famous by John C. Calhoun.  Corporate lobbies present virtually all Bills to Congressional leaders.  Senators and Congressmen have divorced virtually all council from their State Legislatures.  Ron Paul, for example, publicly stated that he never discussed politics with the Governor of Texas.  The situation has reach such a rot, that no elected Official sent to Washington can clean that town from its total corruption and vice.

    Post Rambam, the halacha transformed itself and it now to closely resembles to Papal Bulls.  But justice can not see the light of day when boxed in by halachic codifications.  The Rambam devolution of halacha divorces itself from the Aggadic mussar drosh which derives from the T’NaCH prophets.  The g’lut Halacha which the Tur & Shulchan Aruch codes exemplify, following the Rambam Civil War, exists only as the klippah, the skin or shell, of the original Talmudic intent.  Goyim governments across Europe took full advantage of Jewish anarchy and forced “their” impoverished Jews, either to live in ghetto prisons or emigrate unto Eastern Europe, and later to the new world.  Justice died in g’lut.

    The rabbinic sages who produced as the crown of their Torah learning – the Talmud; they sought to institutionalize justice, through the establishment of a lateral common law Sanhedrin Federal Court system.  Justice most emphatically does not depend upon the worship of cults of personality, as expressed in the ‘daughter religions’ of both Xtianity and Islam.  These sages possessed a clarity, akin to the founding fathers of America who established the jury system, that the State must not pay the salaries of either the Judges or the Prosecuting attorneys.

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