Is Jesus a God (or the God)?

. . . the following verses from the Holy Quran, and the Bible’s Old and New Testaments:

“Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.  (The Noble Quran, 112:1-4)

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4)

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Mark 12:29)

“”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.”   (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?  (From the NIV Bible, Numbers 23:19)

May Allah Almighty enable you to see the Light and the Truth of Islam.  And may Allah Almighty send His Peace, Mercy and Blessings upon our beloved and blessed Prophet, Teacher and Role Model, Muhammad.  Ameen.

From: http://www.answering-christianity.com/bible_scientific_absurdities.htm

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Is Allah really a “moon god”?

It’s funny how some anti-Islamics claim this, while the Noble Quran directly refutes this: “Among His Signs are the Night and the Day, and the Sun and the Moon. Adore not the sun and the moon, but adore God, Who created them, if it is Him ye wish to serve.  (The Noble Quran, 41:37)

  • http://www.waterholes.com/~dennette/1995/islam/2002-01-03.htm  A great response by a Muslim brother to this false lie.
  • from: http://www.answering-christianity.com/allah.htm

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    The Bible says: The Earth is flat!

    Please go to http://www.answering-christianity.com/earth_flat.htm

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    The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

    In the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development:

    We created man from an extract of clay.  Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed.  Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)…  (Quran, 23:12-14)

    Literally, the Arabic word alaqah has three meanings: (1) leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot.

    In comparing a leech to an embryo in the alaqah stage, we find similarity between the two as we can see in figure 1.  Also, the embryo at this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others.

    Figure 1

    Figure 1: Drawings illustrating the similarities in appearance between a leech and a human embryo at the alaqah stage. (Leech drawing from Human Development as Described in the Quran and Sunnah, Moore and others, p. 37, modified from Integrated Principles of Zoology, Hickman and others.  Embryo drawing from The Developing Human, Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 73.)

    The second meaning of the word alaqah is “suspended thing.”  This is what we can see in figures 2 and 3, the suspension of the embryo, during the alaqah stage, in the womb of the mother.

    Figure 2: We can see in this diagram the suspension of an embryo during the alaqah stage in the womb (uterus) of the mother. (The Developing Human, Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 66.)  (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

    Figure 2 (Click here to enlarge)

    Figure 3: In this photomicrograph, we can see the suspension of an embryo (marked B) during the alaqah stage (about 15 days old) in the womb of the mother.  The actual size of the embryo is about 0.6 mm. (The Developing Human, Moore, 3rd ed., p. 66, from Histology, Leeson and Leeson.)

    Figure 3

    The third meaning of the word alaqah is “blood clot.”  We find that the external appearance of the embryo and its sacs during the alaqah stage is similar to that of a blood clot.  This is due to the presence of relatively large amounts of blood present in the embryo during this stage (see figure 4).  Also during this stage, the blood in the embryo does not circulate until the end of the third week.  Thus, the embryo at this stage is like a clot of blood.

    Figure 4: Diagram of the primitive cardiovascular system in an embryo during the alaqah stage.  The external appearance of the embryo and its sacs is similar to that of a blood clot, due to the presence of relatively large amounts of blood present in the embryo. (The Developing Human, Moore, 5th ed., p. 65.)  (Click on the image to enlarge it.)


    Figure 4 (Click here to enlarge)

    So the three meanings of the word alaqah correspond accurately to the descriptions of the embryo at the alaqah stage.

    The next stage mentioned in the verse is the mudghah stage.  The Arabic word mudghah means “chewed substance.”  If one were to take a piece of gum and chew it in his or her mouth and then compare it with an embryo at the mudghah stage, we would conclude that the embryo at the mudghah stage acquires the appearance of a chewed substance.  This is because of the somites at the back of the embryo that “somewhat resemble teethmarks in a chewed substance.” (see figures 5 and 6).

    Figure 5: Photograph of an embryo at the mudghah stage (28 days old).  The embryo at this stage acquires the appearance of a chewed substance, because the somites at the back of the embryo somewhat resemble teeth marks in a chewed substance.  The actual size of the embryo is 4 mm. (The Developing Human, Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 82, from Professor Hideo Nishimura, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.)

    Figure 5

    Figure 6: When comparing the appearance of an embryo at the mudghah stage with a piece of gum that has been chewed, we find similarity between the two.
    A) Drawing of an embryo at the mudghah stage.  We can see here the somites at the back of the embryo that look like teeth marks. (The Developing Human, Moore and Persaud, 5th ed., p. 79.)
    B) Photograph of a piece of gum that has been chewed.
    (Click on the image to enlarge it.)


    Figure 6 (Click here to enlarge)

    How could Muhammad  have possibly known all this 1400 years ago, when scientists have only recently discovered this using advanced equipment and powerful microscopes which did not exist at that time?  Hamm and Leeuwenhoek were the first scientists to observe human sperm cells (spermatozoa) using an improved microscope in 1677 (more than 1000 years after Muhammad ).  They mistakenly thought that the sperm cell contained a miniature preformed human being that grew when it was deposited in the female genital tract.

    Professor Emeritus Keith L. Moore is one of the world’s most prominent scientists in the fields of anatomy and embryology and is the author of the book entitled The Developing Human, which has been translated into eight languages.  This book is a scientific reference work and was chosen by a special committee in the United States as the best book authored by one person.  Dr. Keith Moore is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.  There, he was Associate Dean of Basic Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine and for 8 years was the Chairman of the Department of Anatomy.  In 1984, he received the most distinguished award presented in the field of anatomy in Canada, the J.C.B. Grant Award from the Canadian Association of Anatomists.  He has directed many international associations, such as the Canadian and American Association of Anatomists and the Council of the Union of Biological Sciences.

    In 1981, during the Seventh Medical Conference in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Professor Moore said: “It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Quran about human development.  It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later.  This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of God.”  (To view the RealPlayer video of this comment click here Video Clip).

    Consequently, Professor Moore was asked the following question: “Does this mean that you believe that the Quran is the word of God?”  He replied: “I find no difficulty in accepting this.”

    During one conference, Professor Moore stated: “….Because the staging of human embryos is complex, owing to the continuous process of change during development, it is proposed that a new system of classification could be developed using the terms mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah (what Muhammad  said, did, or approved of).  The proposed system is simple, comprehensive, and conforms with present embryological knowledge.  The intensive studies of the Quran and hadeeth (reliably transmitted reports by the Prophet Muhammad’s  companions of what he said, did, or approved of) in the last four years have revealed a system for classifying human embryos that is amazing since it was recorded in the seventh century A.D.  Although Aristotle, the founder of the science of embryology, realized that chick embryos developed in stages from his studies of hen’s eggs in the fourth century B.C., he did not give any details about these stages.  As far as it is known from the history of embryology, little was known about the staging and classification of human embryos until the twentieth century.  For this reason, the descriptions of the human embryo in the Quran cannot be based on scientific knowledge in the seventh century.  The only reasonable conclusion is: these descriptions were revealed to Muhammad from God.  He could not have known such details because he was an illiterate man with absolutely no scientific training.”  (View the RealPlayer video of this comment Video Clip).

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    Happy Mother’s Day!

    For good treatments to our parents, read Qur’an 29:8, 17:23, 31:14, and 4:36!

    Quran 29:8 —  We have directed man to treat his parents with compassion. But do not obey if they force you to associate partners with Me _ something you have no knowledge of! Towards Me is your final retreat. Then, I will let you know everything you have been doing.

    Quran 17:23 —  Your Lord has decreed that you should not worship anyone other than Him, and that you treat your parents well. When either, or both of them, reach an old age do not grumble and do not be angry with them. Rather, always have kind words to say to them.

    Quran 31:14 — We have made the (care of) parents incumbent upon man. His mother carried him through the fatigue (of pregnancy) followed by the hardship (of labor). And the weaning takes two (more) years. Thank Me and your parents. (Remember)! Towards Me is your return!

    Quran 4:36 — Serve Allah, and associate no one with Him. Be kind and gracious to your parents; (also be kind) to the kinsfolk, the orphans, the needy, the neighbor who is a kin as well as the one who is not, the fellow traveler, the wayfarer and the slaves (and captives). Of course, Allah does not like the conceited braggarts.

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    The Belief in Angels

    by Abu Al-Hassan in Al Jumuah 8/2

    Angels are beings created from light.

    A’isha (ra) narrated that the Prophet (saws) said:

    “Angels were created from light, Jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you (in the Qur’an and Sunnah)…”

    (Muslim)

    The belief in Angels (al-Mala’kah) is the second article of faith in Islam. Allah says:

    “The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, and so do the believers. All believe in Allah, His Angels and His Messengers.”

    (Qur’an 2:285)

    It is obligatory, and infact an essential part of faith to respect all of the Angels. Therefore, it is unthinkable for Muslims to have any animosity towards any of the Angels, let alone cursing them. Any such action is considered an act of Kaffir (disbelief).

    Some Jews once came to the Prophet (saws) and told him that they had five questions for him. If He could answer the questions satisfactorily, they would be his followers.

    The Prophet (saws) answered the first four to their satisfaction, and then they asked him the final question; “There is not any Prophet, except that he has an angel assigned to him as a companion, who brings him news from Allah. So tell us who is your companion ?” The Prophet (saws) replied, “Jibreel, (as).” They said, “That is the one who brings down war, fighting and punishment – our enemy. If only you had said Mika’el, who brings down mercy, rain and vegetation, it would have been that we follow you!” Then Allah revealed the reply:

    “Say: Who is an enemy to Jibreel? For, it is he who brought it (this Qur’an) down to your hearts, by Allah’s permission, confirming that which was before it, and as a guidance and a mercy to the believers. Whoever is an enemy to Allah, and to His Angels, and to His Messengers, and (in particular to) Jibreel and Mika’el, then let him know that Allah is an enemy to the disbeliever.”

    (Qur’an :Al Baqarah 2:97-98)

    Related by Ahmad, Al-Timidhi and Al-Nasa’i

    The Nature of Angels

    Angels are beings created from light.

    A’shah (ra) narrated that the Prophet (saws) said:

    “Angels were created from light, jinn were created from smokeless fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you (in the Qur’an and Sunnah).”

    (Muslim)

    They do not have desires of their own, neither do they eat or drink. They are honoured servants of Allah, and never disobey Him.

    They are perpetually in service, in prostration, in a standing posture, or through various other forms of worship.

    Allah says:

    “Those who are before him are not scornful of worshipping Him, nor do they tire or get bored. They glorify Him night and Day: they do not halt.”

    (Qur’an 21:19-20)

    And also:

    “They are honoured servants, who do not precede Him in speech, and they act according to His command. He knows what is ahead of them, and they do not intercede, except for those whom He approves.”

    (Qur’an 21:26-27)

    Angels are also described as having wings:

    “Praise be to Allah, the Originator of the Heavens and the Earth, the creator of angels having wings – two, three and four.”

    (Qur’an 35:1)

    However, we should not try to guess the nature or form of these wings. Certainly, there is no basis in Islam, for the corrupt notion, prevalent in the west, that angels are like beautiful little girls with a pair of wings on their backs. We should also be careful that our children are not exposed to those books which contain such misleading pictures, so that they don’t grow up with an incorrect concept of angels.

    The angels do not have a gender. They do not procreate, Allah has denounced those who regard them as female. Indeed to do so is the way of the disbelievers.

    “Those who do not believe in the Hereafter, surely name the angels with female names.”

    (Qur’an 53:27)

    The pagan Arabs, for example, called the angels; daughters of Allah, despite the fact that they themselves were disdainful of female offspring, and were so ashamed of them that they were inclined to bury their daughters alive. Allah (swt) thus condemns these ignorant beliefs and practices:

    “Or has He (Allah) taken, out of that which He created, daughters, and honoured you with sons ? And, when one of them receives tidings of that which He sets up as a likeness to Allah Most Gracious (i.e. of a girl) his face becomes dark and gloomy and fill of grief….And they consider the angels, who are worshippers of Allah, to be females. Did they witness their creation ? Their testimony shall be recorded, and they will be asked.”

    (Qur’an 43:16,17,19)

    Can Angels be Seen??

    Prophets can see angels in their natural form. Al-Bukhari recorded that A’ishah (ra) narrated that the Prophet (saws) saw the Angel Jibreel (as) twice in his natural form. However, ordinary people (i.e. non-Prophets) cannot see them unless they (angels) take on a visible form. Angels can indeed take a material form, such as that of handsome man.

    An example of this is found in the Qur’an where Allah sent angels to give Prophet Ibrahim (as) glad tidings of a son, and then to assist the Prophet Lut (as). Lut’s (as) people, being homosexuals, lusted after these angels, but Allah destroyed the depraved sinners.

    Allah says:

    “And verily, there came our Messengers to Ibrahim with glad tidings. They said ‘salaam’ (i.e. greetings of peace). He answered, “salaam…”

    Qur’an: Hud 11:69-83

    Also, in the Qur’an, there is the incident in which the angel Jibreel (as) came to Maryam the mother of Isa (as) to inform her that she would miraculously give birth to Isa (as).

    Allah says:

    “Then we sent to her our Spirit (angel Jibreel) and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects…”

    (Qur’an 19:17-21)

    Lastly there is the famous “Hadith Jibreel” related by Muslim, in which angel Jibreel came to the Prophet (saws) in the form of a man, and asked him about Islam, Iman and Ihsan. This was done in public view, and its purpose was to teach the people about their religion.

    The Duties of Angels

    Angels have various duties, with each having a well defined role.

    The Qur’an says:

    “And there is not any among us, except that has a known position. And we are indeed the ones who glorify Allah.”

    (Qur’an 37:164-166)

    Angels thus teach us the benefits of specialization. So, in the Islamic society, some members must specialize in the Qur’an and its sciences, others in medicine, still others in agriculture and so on and so forth, so that the Muslim community becomes efficient and well balanced. Similarly, in the home, the responsibilities are divided. While the man is responsible primarily for supporting the family financially, the woman has an important role in the upbringing of the children, although she is by no means confined to only this task.

    Only Allah knows all the details and roles of all the angels:

    “…And none know the hosts of your Lord except He…”

    (Qur’an 74:31)

    Nevertheless, He has told us about some of these angels through the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

    The Names and Roles of Some Angels

    Only a few angels are mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah, Others are mentioned either by specific names or by role or their general nature of serving and worshipping Allah.

    Among those mentioned are:

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  • ** Jibreel This is the most distinguished of the angels, and is entrusted with carrying revelation to the Prophets. This includes bringing the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammed (saws), which is referred to in the following:
  • “And it is surely the revelation of the Lord of the worlds. The trusted Spirit has brought it down to your heart, in order that you might be one of the warners, in clear Arabic speech.”

    (Qur’an: 26:192-195)

    Angel Jibreel (as) is also called ‘the Holy Spirit’, as mentioned in the Qur’an:

    “And we gave Isa, son of Maryam, clear proofs, and supported him with Ruh-al-Qudus (holy spirit ie. Jibreel).”

    (Qur’an 2:253)

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  • ** Mika’el – The one entrusted with the sustenance of creatures, and is also one of the most prominent angels.

    ** The Recorders – These are two angels who accompany every human being and record his deeds. One of them stays on the right side and he records only good deeds. The other stays on the left side and records only bad deeds.

  • The one on the right (the generous one – He records good deeds and is so named because each good deed is rewarded ten times over or even more.

    “And indeed, there are over you scribes, generous and recording. They know what you do.”

    (Qur’an: 82:10-12)

    These angels record our deeds, words, and thoughts. Allah says regarding mankind:

    “He utters not any word except that there is with him an observer, ready.”

    (Qur’an: 50:18)

    The system of recording of deeds is detailed in Hadith Qudsi. Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas in which he narrates from his Lord:

    “Indeed, Allah has defined the good and the evil deeds, and then explained them. So, whoever had the thought to do a good deed, but did not do it, Allah writes it for him as a complete good deed, while if he actually did it. Allah writes it for him as ten good deeds, or up to seven hundred fold, or even many times more. And, if he had a thought to do an evil deed, but dispelled the thought and did not do it. Allah writes it for him as a complete good deed, while if he entertained the thought and acted on it, Allah writes it as a single evil deed.”

    (Bukhari and Muslim)

    The one on the left – The recorder of evil deeds: He is simply called the recorder, because each evil deed counts as only one act.

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  • ** The Gaurdians They are angels who protect us from whatever evil Allah wills to save us from.
  • “For each (person) there are angels in succession in front of him and behind him, who guard him by Allah’s command.”

    (Qur’an 13:11)

    The succession of angels referred to is clarified in a Hadith narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim, which tells us that the angels of the day and the angels of the night succeed one another, meaning that they perform their duties in shifts. At the time of Fajr (dawn) and Asr prayers, both the angels of the night and the angels of the day are present. Then, the angels of the night ascend, and their Lord asks them, although he is the All-Knowing. “How did you leave my servants ?” They say, “We came to them while they were praying, and when we left while they were praying,.” The Fajr prayer, then, is of special blessing, and we should take great care to perform it on time, and to recite long portions of the Qur’an for:

    “Indeed, the recitation of Fajr is witnessed”

    (Qur’an 17:78)

    ie. The angels of the night and day witness it.

    The protecting angels only leave us when we have the call of nature and when we are have sexual relations with our spouses, and so we should recite the appropriate supplications from the Sunnah prior to performing these acts.

    Also, it must be noted that angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or pictures (of animals and Humans). Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

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  • ** The Angel of Death – He is entrusted with taking the souls of all creatures in the universe.
  • “Say: The Angel of Death, who is set over you, will take your souls, then you shall be brought to your lord.”

    (Qur’an: 32:11)

    There are angels with him who torture the wrongdoers at the time of death:

    “If only you could see, when the angels take the souls of those who disbelieve, the angels are beating their faces and their backs.”

    (Qur’an l 8:50)

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  • ** Munkar and Nakeer – They are the two angels in charge of questioning people in their graves about their faith.

    ** Ridwan and Malik – They watch over Heaven and Hell. The custodian of Heaven is called Ridwan, while that of Hell is named Malik. Hell has nineteen angels who watch over it.

  • “Over it (Hell) are nineteen (angels)”

    (Qur’an 74:30)

    There are angels who welcome the believers into heaven, greeting them with peace:

    “And angels shall enter unto them from every gate saying: “salaam alaykum” (peace be upon you for that you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home.”

    (Qur’an 13:23-24)

    Eight angels will carry the Arsh, which is Allah’s greatest creation, on the Day of Judgment:

    “And the angels will be on its sides, and eight angels will that Day, bear the throne of your Lord above them.”

    (Qur’an 69:17)

     

    Source: http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/Angels.htm

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    For any Islamic inquiries, etc., just type it below. TY. 😀

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