In the name of Allaah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful All praise is due to Allaah. We praise Him, seek His aid, and His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allaah from the evils of our souls and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allaah guides, none can misguide. And whomsoever Allaah allows to go astray, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, Alone and without any partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
Dear truth seeker,
Are you sincere? If you were to gain substantiated knowledge that contradicted what you were previously taught, would you remain loyal to falsehood or would you welcome and become loyal to the substantiated truth? To proceed.
Know, O people of the book, my fellow brothers and sisters, that Islam means submission to the will of the only God worthy of being worshipped. That God is our Creator, who Created us and commands us to worship Him.1 And a Muslim is someone who submits to the will of The one Creator, Who will test us on a Day of Judgment based on our obedience of His Laws (not the ones we create for ourselves). 2, 3 That Creator's Proper name is Allaah (The one to worship, in Arabic), to whom all Praise belongs.4
Allaah (The Exalted) sent a prophet to every nation to teach mankind right from wrong, and warn them of worshipping false deities. 5 Relaying the message of Allaah, the prophets gave the glad tidings of eternal Paradise to those who obey, and issued a stern warning of eternal hellfire to those who reject the truth when delivered to them. 6
All the prophets, from Adam (the first) to Muhammad (the last), including Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus son of Mary, and many more (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them all), were given a monotheistic mission. Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) sent all the prophets with the same core message, commanding them all to establish religion and make no divisions.7 Their message was one: to worship Allaah Alone, with no partner or associate. 8 All the prophets chosen by Allaah, of course, submitted to The one and only God, and were Muslim by definition, belief, action, and character.
Messenger Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Both in this world and in the hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary [may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them]. The Prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one." 9
That religion is Islam. Allaah has revealed He is one, The only, without partners or parts, without parents or children or family, The Self-Sufficient, whom all of creation depends on, and no one or thing shares in His divinity.10 He is Unique, Indivisible, Perfect in every way, All-Seeing, All-Knowing, All-Hearing, All-Wise, Most Merciful, and He Alone gives us life and health, He Alone protects us, gives us death, and will judge us. 11 Denying any of these divine attributes is disbelief. And know, may Allaah guide you, that only Allaah can forgive and reward with heaven, and only Allaah can punish with hellfire. 12 And know with certainty that Allaah is Just. 13
Would it make any sense for The one God to send prophets with different messages, informing some people He's one, others He's three in one, others He's the sun, others He's the moon, or a star, or a cow, or an angel, or a man, and so forth? It wouldn't make any sense. Allaah intends good - not confusion - for those who are sincere. 14
Allaah also revealed five known scriptures to guide mankind: the Scrolls to Abraham, the Torah to Moses, the Psalms to David, the Gospel (not the bible) to Jesus son of Mary, and ultimately the Qur'an to Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them). 15
Each revelation Allaah sent abrogated the previous ones. So when Allaah revealed the Gospel to Jesus, the son of Mary told the Children of Israel that the Gospel was sent to confirm the Torah but also replace it by making lawful some of what was unlawful. 16
The Qur'an is Allaah's last revelation, confirming Allaah's previous scriptures, and abrogating them. 17 The Qur'an is the completion of Allaah's religion of Islam, not its advent. 18 So even if the previous divine revelations had not been lost or corrupted by the hands of mankind, you and I would still be required to live by the laws of the Qur'an, the revelation by which you and your parents, and me and my parents will be judged.
Each prophet before Messenger Muhammad (who was prophesied in the previous scriptures that have since been changed to conceal, among other things, the identity of Muhammad*) was sent only to his nation. 19 Messenger Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) was the seal of all prophets and was sent to all of mankind. 20, 21
Prophet Jesus, son of Mary (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them) told the Children of Israel of the upcoming unlettered Prophet whom we should follow. 22 So if we were alive at the time of Jesus, the son of Mary, we would be commanded to live by the laws of the Gospel, follow (not worship) Jesus, and worship only Allaah. If we were alive at the time of Moses, we would be commanded to live by the laws of the Torah, follow (not worship) Moses, and worship only Allaah. Today, we live in the time of Muhammad, and we are commanded to live by the laws of the Qur'an, follow (not worship) Muhammad, and still worship only Allaah. [May Allaah's peace and blessings be upon Jesus, Moses and Muhammad.]
Jesus, son of Mary, who himself was created, was neither a god nor the son of God. Allaah (The Exalted) willed Jesus, son of Mary, to talk as a babe in the cradle, part of many miracles from Allaah to the stubborn and transgressing Children of Israel.
He ['Iesa (Jesus)] said, "Verily! I am a slave of Allāh, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet; And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salāt (prayer), and Zakāt [alms], as long as I live. And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest. And Salām (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!" [Maryam 19:30-33]
In the next four verses of the Qur'anic chapter, named after Jesus' mother, Maryam, Allaah issues a severe warning.
Such is 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (It is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute). It befits not (the Majesty of) Allāh that He should beget a son. Glorified (and Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, "Be!" and it is. ['Iesa (Jesus) said]: "And verily Allāh is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path. (Allāh's Religion of Islāmic Monotheism which He did ordain for all of His Prophets)." Then the sects differed [i.e. the Christians about 'Iesa (Jesus)], so woe unto the disbelievers [those who gave false witness by saying that 'Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allāh] from the meeting of a great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the blazing Fire). [Maryam 19:34-37]
Jesus, son of Mary, was a Messenger who was born, and ate like we eat. Know with surety that your Lord was neither born nor created, nor does He eat. 23Jesus, son of Mary, was sent only to the Children of Israel, and made abundantly clear to them that the miracles were not performed by him, but rather for him by Allaah so that people may believe. 24 Jesus told his people to only worship Allaah, never ever telling his people to worship him or his mother Mary. 25 After Allaah saved Jesus from the evil crucifixion plot, the people changed his message of Islam and thus was born Christianity. 26
Jesus, son of Mary, who neither died on the cross or anywhere else, will one day descend back to earth, by Allaah's Leave, to establish the truth by the law of the Qur'an before he will die, like every created being. Prophet Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) said, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely the son of Mary (Jesus) will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allaah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it." 27
If you still doubt that Jesus spread Islam, please ponder the following:
Jesus, son of Mary (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them), prostrated to Allaah; so do Muslims. Jesus only worshipped Allaah; Muslims only worship Allaah. Jesus didn't bow to statues; Muslims don't either. Jesus asked Allaah to forgive his sins*; so do Muslims. Jesus forbade his people from erecting trees or decorating them; Muslims refrain. Jesus disapproved of homosexuality; Muslims disapprove of homosexuality. Jesus did not engage in interest (usury); Muslims are not supposed to engage in interest. Jesus ordered circumcision; Muslims are circumcised. Jesus forbade wine; Muslims refrain from wine. Jesus did not eat pork; Muslims don't eat pork. Jesus fasted; Muslims fast the month of Ramadan. Jesus greeted his brothers with "Peace be unto you"; so do Muslims. 28
Islam is the only religion ordained and accepted by Allaah, and is what all the prophets brought to their nations. 29 Allaah warns us not to die on falsehood, as He says, ...and die not except in a state of Islām (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allāh. [Aali 'Imran 3:102]
Christianity and Judaism are man-made deviations of the truth, and were not what Jesus and Moses, respectively, spread. Jesus, son of Mary, and Moses spread Islam, submission to the will of Allaah. They were Muslim, like Prophet Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon them). 30 So was Abraham (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him), about whom Jews and Christians still dispute, although he was sent before Christianity and Judaism were born.31
My dear brothers and sisters from Adam, don't take Fox TV's, CNN's or any man's word for it. Investigate for yourself. This is the most important decision of your life, not which job to choose, which degree to seek, and which house to buy. This life has an end. 32 Afterward, Allaah will resurrect us [it's not more difficult to recreate us after He had created us from dust the first time], and judge us based on His Law, not our whims and desires, and our definition of what is good. 33, 34 Allaah has already defined for us what good is. It's in the Qur'an, the last revelation of Allaah and the only remaining revelation not corrupted by man. 35 English Translations of The Noble Qur'an are almost everywhere.
Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists). [Al-'Alaq 96:1]
May Allaah guide to Paradise all those who are sincere. Ameen!
1- And I (Allāh) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). [Adh-Dhariyat 51:56]
2- When his Lord said to him, "Submit (be a Muslim)!" He said, "I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the Lord of the 'Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)." [Al-Baqarah 2:131]
3-Say (to them): "Allâh gives you life, then causes you to die, then He will assemble you on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. But most of mankind know not." [Al-Jathiyah 45:26]
4-All the praises and thanks be to Allāh, the Lord of the 'Alameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists). [Al-Fatihah 1:2]
5- And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming,) "Worship Allâh (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Tâghût (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Tâghût besides Allâh)." Then of them were some whom Allâh guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth). [An-Nahl 16:36]
*Allaah, Who is one, sometimes uses the plural pronoun 'We' as a Majestic Plural.
6- (He has made it) Straight to give warning (to the disbelievers) of a severe punishment from Him, and to give glad tidings to the believers (in the oneness of Allāh; Islāmic Monotheism), who work righteous deeds, that they shall have a fair reward (i.e. Paradise). They shall abide therein forever. [Al-Kahf 18:2-3]
7- He (Allāh) has ordained for you the same religion (Islam) which He ordained for Noah, and that which We have inspired in you (O Muhammad), and that which We ordained for Abraham, Moses and Jesus, saying you should establish religion, and make no divisions in it. Intolerable for the Polytheists is that to which you (O Muhammad) call them. Allāh chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience. [Ash-Shura 42:13] (May the peace and blessings be upon all the prophets mentioned and not mentioned.)
Verily, We have inspired you (O Muhammad) as We inspired Nûh (Noah) and the Prophets after him; We (also) inspired Ibrāhim (Abraham), Ismā'il (Ishmael), Ishāq (Isaac), Ya'qûb (Jacob), and AlAsbāt [the twelve sons of Ya'qûb (Jacob)], 'Iesa (Jesus), Ayub (Job), Yûnus (Jonah), Hārûn (Aaron), and Sulaimān (Solomon), and to Dawûd (David) We gave the Zabûr (Psalms). [An-Nisa 4:163]
8- And We did not send any Messenger before you (O Muhammad) but We inspired him (saying): Lā ilāha illa Ana [none has the right to be worshipped but I (Allāh)], so worship Me (Alone and none else)." [Al-Anbiya 21:25]
9-This is an authentic hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, found in Sahih Bukhari, within the chapter of the Book of the Prophets. Other narrations on the same topic can be found in Sahih Muslim, within the chapter of The Merits of Jesus Christ (may Allāh's peace and blessings be upon him).
10- Say (O Muhammad): "He is Allāh, (The) one. Allāh-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks). He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him." [Ikhlas 112: 1-4]
11- He is Allāh, than Whom there is Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen (open). He is the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. He is Allāh than Whom there is Lā ilāha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) the King, the Holy, the one Free from all defects, the Giver of security, the Watcher over His creatures, the All-Mighty, the Compeller, the Supreme. Glory be to Allāh! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him. He is Allāh, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. [Al-Hashr 59:22-24]
12- Nothing is said to you (O Muhammad) except what was said to the Messengers before you. Verily, your Lord is the Possessor of forgiveness, and (also) the Possessor of painful punishment. [Fussilat 41:43]
13- And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners. [Al-Anbiya 21:47]
14- O you who believe! Turn to Allāh with sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will remit from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise) the Day that Allāh will not disgrace the Prophet (Muhammad) and those who believe with him. Their Light will run forward before them and with (their Records, Books of deeds) in their right hands, they will say, "Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and do not put it off till we cross over the Sirāt (a slippery bridge over Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things." [At-Tahrim 66:8]
15-Verily! This is in the former Scriptures, The Scriptures of Ibrāhim (Abraham) and Mûsa (Moses). [Al-A'la 87:19]
It is He Who has sent down the Book (the Qur'ān) to you (Muhammad) with truth, confirming what came before it. And He sent down the Taurāt (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). [Aali 'Imran 3:3]
And your Lord knows best all who are in the heavens and the earth. And indeed, We have preferred some of the Prophets above others, and to Dawûd (David) We gave the Zabûr (Psalms). [Al-Isra 17:55]
16- And I have come confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you, and I have come to you with a proof from your Lord. So fear Allāh and obey me. [Aali 'Imran 3:50]
17- And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur'ān) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Mohayminan (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures). So judge between them by what Allāh has revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging away from the truth that has come to you. To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way. If Allāh willed, He would have made you one nation, but that (He) may test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in good deeds. The return of you (all) is to Allāh; then He will inform you about that in which you used to differ. [Al-Ma'idah 5:48]
18- ...This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islām as your religion.... [Al-Ma'idah 5:3]
19- Those who follow the Messenger - the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e.Muhammad) whom they find written with them in the Taurāt (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) - he commands them for Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām has ordained), and forbids them from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden). He allows them as lawful At-Taiyibāt [(i.e. all good and lawful) as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.], and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khabā'ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.). He releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allāh's Covenant), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. So those who believe in him (Muhammad), honor him, help him, and follow the light (the Qur'ān) which has been sent down with him; it is they who will be successful. [Al-A'raf 7:157]
* The corrupt among the people of the previous nations used to alter the words in the scriptures revealed by Allaah to suit their own desires, and mislead people. Their punishment on the Day of Judgment will be severe. Read what Allaah says about those people.
(And remember) when Allâh took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muhammad and the religious knowledge) 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 indeed worst is that which they bought. [Aali Imran 3:187]
Do you (faithful believers) covet that they will believe in your religion inspite of the fact that a party of them (Jewish rabbis) used to hear the Word of Allāh [the Taurāt (Torah)], then they used to change it knowingly after they understood it? [Al-Baqarah 2:75]
Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, "This is from Allāh," to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby. [Al-Baqarah 2:79]
As for the Qur'an, Allaah's last revelation remains pure, pristine and unadulterated [see footnote 35 to learn why].
20- Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allāh and the last (the seal) of the Prophets. And Allāh is Ever All-Aware of everything. [Al-Ahzab 33:40]
21- And We have not sent you (O Muhammad) except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind, but most of men know not. [Saba' 34:28]
22- And (remember) when 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said, "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allāh unto you confirming the Taurāt [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed." But when he (Ahmed i.e. Muhammad) came to them with clear proofs, they said, "This is plain magic." [As-Saff 61:6]
23-Surely, they have disbelieved who say, "Allāh is the Messiah (Jesus)." But the Messiah said, "O Children of Israel! Worship Allāh, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allāh, then Allāh has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the polytheists there are no helpers. Surely, the disbelievers are those who said, "Allāh is a third of the three (in a trinity)." But there is no god but the one God. And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them. Will they not repent to Allāh and ask for His Forgiveness? For Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Messiah, son of Mary, is no more than a Messenger. Many were the Messengers who passed away before him. His mother was a truthful woman. They both used to eat food (as other human beings, while Allāh does not eat). Look how Allāh makes the revelations clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth)." [Qur’an 5:72-75]
24-And will make him ['Iesa (Jesus)] a Messenger to the Children of Israel (saying,) "I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, that I design for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allāh's Leave; and I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I bring the dead to life by Allāh's Leave. And I inform you of what you eat, and what you store in your houses. Surely, therein is a sign for you, if you believe." [Aali 'Imran 3:49]; Plus Biblical reference regarding whom Jesus was sent to (Matthew 15:24); Plus Biblical reference regarding the miracles (Acts 2:22, John 8:28)
25- [Jesus said,] "Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allāh) did command me to say: 'Worship Allāh, my Lord and your Lord.' And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a Witness to all things." [Al-Ma'idah 5:117]
26- And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allāh," but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of 'Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely, they killed him not [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]. [An-Nisa 4:157]
And (remember) when Allāh said, "O 'Iesa (Jesus)! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you [of the forged statement that 'Iesa (Jesus) is Allāh's son] of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (Monotheists, who worship none but Allāh) superior to those who disbelieve [in the oneness of Allāh, or disbelieve in some of His Messengers, e.g. Muhammad, 'Iesa (Jesus), Mûsa (Moses), etc., or in His Holy Books, e.g. the Taurāt (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), the Qur'ān] till the Day of Resurrection. Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute." [Aali Imran 3:55]
27- This is an authentic hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, found in Sahih Bukhari, within the chapter of the Book of the Prophets. In another narration by Abu Huraira, also found in Sahih Bukhari, within the chapter of the Book of the Prophets, the Messenger of Allaah said, "How will you be when the son of Mary (Jesus) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Quran and not by the law of Gospel."
28- These come from the bible: (Biblical commandment to prostrate)Matthew 26:39, (Biblical prohibition of worship ping Jesus) Matthew 15:19, (Biblical prohibition of believing Jesus is God) John 5:37, (Biblical reference that Jesus was not divine) John 8:28, Mark 12:29, (Biblical reference that Jesus is not the son of God) Matthew 16:27-28, (prohibition of bowing to statues) Exodus 20:4-5, (Commandment to ask The one God to forgive sins) Luke 11:2-4, (prohibition of erecting/decorating tree) Jeremiah 10:2-4, (Biblical prohibition of homosexuality) Genesis 19:24-25, (Biblical prohibition of usury/interest) Leviticus 25:36-37, (Biblical commandment to circumcise) Genesis 17:10-11,(Biblical prohibition of wine) Romans 14:21, (Biblical prohibition of pork) Leviticus 11:7-8, (Biblical commandment to fast) Matthew 4:2, (Biblical commandment to greet with "Peace be unto you")Luke 24:36, John 20:26, etc...
* Jesus, the son of Mary, was not sent to die for our sins. When Adam and Eve erred by eating from the forbidden tree and were sent down to earth, they repented to Allāh, Who accepted their repentance and forgave them. (Al-Baqara 2:35-38) Thus began Allāh's test that we call life. We will be responsible for our sins and will not carry the burden of another. This is in the Qur'an [Fatir 35:18, An-Nahl 16:25] and yet remains in three different passages in the Bible (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20). The Qur'anic verses destroy the fabricated concept of born into sin. Ask yourself this simple question: Would an All-Just God hold a new-born responsible for something that happened before he was born? According to an authentic narration, the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) said, "The pen is lifted from three (persons who will not be taken to account): the insane until he regains his sanity, the asleep until he awakes, and the children until they attain puberty." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, An-Nasaa'ee and Ibn Majah; Al-Haakim reported it with a similiar wording.) This is a sampling of how Merciful and Just your Lord is. He is The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful, and All-Just. He is a Lord Who will not hold you accountable for an error committed by someone else before you were born. Know that for certain.
29- And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. [Aali 'Imran 3:85]
30- Truly, the religion with Allāh is Islām. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allāh, then surely, Allāh is Swift in calling to account. [Aali 'Imran 3:19]
31- When Jews and Christians gathered before Prophet Muhammad (may Allaah's peace and blessings be upon him) and disputed with each other regarding Abraham's religion - the Christians of Najran claiming Abraham was a Christian and the Jewish rabbis claiming Abraham was Jewish - Allaah revealed the following:
O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you dispute about Ibrâhim (Abraham), while the Taurât (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) were not revealed till after him? Have you then no sense? Verily, you are those who have disputed about that of which you have knowledge. Why do you then dispute concerning that which you have no knowledge? It is Allāh Who knows, and you know not. Ibrâhim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but was a true Muslim Hanifa (Monotheist, worshipped none but Allāh) and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (polytheists). Verily among mankind who have the best claim to Ibrâhim (Abraham) are those who followed him, and this Prophet (Muhammad) and those who have believed (Muslims). And Allāh is the Wali (Protector and Helper) of the believers. [Aali 'Imran 3:65-68]
32- Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing). [Aali 'Imran 3:185]
33- And he puts forth for Us a parable, and forgets his own creation. He says, "Who will give life to these bones when they have rotted away and become dust?" Say: (O Muhammad) "He will give life to them Who created them for the first time! And He is the All-Knower of every creation!" [Ya-Sin 36:78-79]
O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily! We have created you from dust (i.e. Adam, father of mankind), then (offspring of Adam) from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge), then from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then from a little lump of flesh, some formed and some unformed (miscarriage), that We may make (it) clear to you i.e. to show you Our Power and Ability to do what We will)... [Al-Hajj 22:5]
34- Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving [Al-Mulk 67:2]
Verily! We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds [i.e.those who do good deeds in the most perfect manner, that means to do them (deeds) totally for Allāh's sake and in accordance to the legal ways of the Prophet]. [Al-Kahf 18:7]
35- Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur'ān) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). [Al-Hijr 15:9]
That (this) is indeed an honorable recital (the Noble Qur'ān). In a Book well-guarded (with Allāh in the Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûdh [The Preserved Tablet]). [Al-Waqi'ah 56:77-78]
(May Allaah's peace and blessings be upon all the prophets mentioned and not mentioned [4:164], and on Mary, whom Allaah chose above all women [3:42], and may Allaah be pleased with all the companions [9:100])
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