Reply to Cenon Bibe’s article.
I will divide this article by four. 1st, I’ll remind all that Bible is a lie and unreliable. And why we quote Bible though we don’t believe it. 2nd, I’ll demonstrate that Cenon Bibe is wrong. Virgin Mary (mother of Jesus) is not a biological sister of Aaron (and Moses), and MORE. 3rd, I’ll demonstrate base on his logic, that the Quran is truthful and the his Bible is a lie. And 4th, I’ll challenge the Roman Catholic base on his logic.
2 – Virgin Mary (mother of Jesus) is not a biological sister of Aaron (and Moses), and MORE.
The pagan Cenon Bibe is pushing that since Mary is called as a “sister of Aaron” in Quran 19:28 and as a “daughter of Imran” in Quran 66:12, these means that Mary is a biological sister of Aaron and Moses, and likewise a biological daughter of their father whom the Bible identified as Imran.
He’s wrong. Let’s start by reading the passage Quran 19:16-34 to have a right picture.
Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent her our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects. She said: “I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah.” He said: “Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son. She said: “How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?” He said: “So (it will be): Thy Lord saith, ‘that is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us’:It is a matter (so) decreed.” So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: She cried (in her anguish): “Ah! would that I had died before this! would that I had been a thing forgotten and out of sight!” But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-tree): “Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee; “And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee. “So eat and drink and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man, say, ‘I have vowed a fast to (Allah) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into not talk with any human being'” At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought! “O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!” But she pointed to the babe. They said: “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?” He said: “I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet; “(He) hath made me kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable; “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)”! Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute. (Quran 19:16-34)
In the passage, we see that “Mary’s people” called her as “sister of Aaron”. Let’s see what’s the explanation of Prophet Muhammad (P) as to WHY:
It turns out that Christians in Najran during the time of the Prophet(P) raised a similar objection and it was answered by the Prophet(P). In Sahih Muslim, the hadith related by Mughirah ibn Shu`bah  says:
When I came to Najran, they (the Christians of Najran) asked me: You read “O sister of Harun” (i.e. Maryam) in the Qur’an, whereas Moses was born much before Jesus. When I came back to Allah’s Messenger(P) I asked him about that, whereupon he said: The (people of the old age) used to give names (to their persons) after the names of Apostle and pious persons who had gone before them.
From the Hadith, the Prophet (P) logically answered that Mary is not a biological sister of Aaron. And that reality means MORE.
George Sale in his translation of the Qur’an says:
From the identity of names it has been generally imagined by Christian writers that the Koran here confounds Mary the mother of Jesus with Mary of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron; which intolerable anachronism, if it were certain, is sufficient of itself to destroy the pretended authority of this book. But though Mohammed may be supposed to have been ignorant enough in ancient history and chronology, to have committed so gross a blunder; yet I do not see how it can be made out from the words of the Koran. For it does not follow, because two persons have the same name, and have each a father and brother who bear the same names, that they must therefore necessarily be the same whereby it manifestly appears that Mohammed well knew and asserted that Moses preceded Jesus several ages. And the commentators accordingly fail not to tell us, that there had passed about one thousand eight hundred years between Amran the father of Moses and Amrean the father of the Virgin Mary: they also make them the sons of different persons; the first, they say, was the son of Yeshar, or Izhar (though he was really his brother) the son of Kahath, the son of Levi; and the other was the son of Matthan, whose genealogy they trace, but in a very corrupt and imperfect manner, up to David and thence to Adam. It must be observed that though the Virgin Mary is called in the Koran, the sister of Aaron, yet she is nowhere called the sister of Moses.
3 – Let’s apply Cenon Bibe’s logic towards his Bible for reason of fairness.
In the Bible, Jesus is called as son of David by his people while he was not a biological son of David. So with this and using the logic of Cenon Bibe, Bible is wrong and Quran is right.
Also in the Bible, Elizabeth is called as daughter of Aaron while she was not a biological daughter of him, not by her people but by Cenon Bibe’s god himself! With this too and using the logic of Cenon Bibe, Bible is wrong and Quran is right!
4 – My Challenge.
I will start challenge to Cenon Bibe by presenting a reality. And that reality can be read here.
My Challenge: Since the name of “son#1 of twin#1” and the names of his parents and siblings are THE SAME with the name of “son#1 of twin#2”, and the names of his (son#1 of twin#2) parents and siblings are the same with that of “son#1 of twin#2”’s, I’m challenging Cenon Bibe to declare that “son#1 of twin#1” and “son#1 of twin#2” are ONE PERSON. 😀
My Challenge #2: Reading Quran 19:27-28, we can see that it was Mary’s people who called her as sister of Aaron.
19:27 At length she brought the (babe) to her people, carrying him (in her arms). They said: “O Mary! truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!
19:28 O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!”
Cenon Bibe wants to deceive us by putting words into my mouth saying I’m declaring that Quran 19:28 is not Words of Allah (swt) but of Mary’s people. How foolish and degrading for him. 😀
Let’s read a similar passage in the Bible and use his logic.
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
6 And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.
7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.”
So, using the logic presented by Cenon Bibe, Luke 4:7 is not a word of his god but of the devil’s! 😀
For fairness’ sake, I’m challenging Cenon Bibe to declare that Luke 4:7 is a devil’s word. 😀