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Recently, an American historical researcher and mathematician, Michael H. You can read this chapter here — Muhammed pbuh No. I have also placed the chapter on Jesus Christ along side it. Though there are at the moment million more nominal Christians in the world than the million Muslims, Mr.
Hart divides the credit for founding Christianity between Paul and Jesus, and he gives the greater portion to Paul. Hence the 3rd position for Jesus. Every knowledgeable Christian concedes that the real founder of Christianity is St. Paul and not Jesus Christ peace be upon him. In any event, if there is any division between a Muslim and a Christian on the grounds of dogma, belief, ethics or morality, then the cause of such conflict could be traced to an utterance of Paul found in his books of Corinthians, Phillipians, Galatians, Thessolanians, etc.
As against the teaching of the Master Jesus that salvation only comes through keeping of the commandments Mathew , Paul nails the law and the commandments to the cross Paul nails the law and the commandments to the cross Colossians 1 and claims that salvation can only be obtained through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ According to St. Paul, there is nothing that Christianity can offer mankind, other than the blood and gore of Jesus.
According to the Christian dogma, Jesus must die as God, for a million human sacrifices cannot redeem mankind from their sin. In a nutshell. No CrucifixionI — No Christianity!
This is the experience of us Muslims, in this ocean of Christianity, which is South Africa. A thousand sects and denominations of Christianity are vying with one another to redeem the "heathen" as they say from hell-fire.
However, in this battle no Christian priest, parson or predikant, or hot-gospeller, local or imported, will ever endeavour to teach the Muslim something about hygiene; for we Muslims can claim to be the most hygienic people I am talking about personal hygiene.
Nor do they endeavour to teach us about hospitality; for we are the most hospitable of people. Nor about ethics or morality; for we are the most moral people — as a whole i. Despite any of our shortcomings, we venture to suggest that there is not another group of people that can "show a candle" to us in brotherhood, in piety or in sobriety.
What are we Muslims to say to this Christian claim? Nothing better than Allah's shattering reply to the Jewish boast!. Allah: Allah is the name of God Almighty in the Semitic languages, i. Read — "What is His Name? The Muslim believes this categorical Quranic statement to be from God. Hence he asks no questions and seeks for no proof.
Had the Christians accepted the Holy Quran as the Word of God, the problem of the crucifixion would never have arisen. They vehemently oppose the Quranic teaching and attack everything Islamic. He elucidates his poser -"HOAX? Dogma: "Principle, tenet, doctrinal system; arrogant declaration of opinion. Original title of this book. As claimed in their February issue. To the Muslim belief that Jesus Christ was "neither killed nor crucified", the Christian objects, "how can a man Muhummed pbuh a thousand miles away from the scene of a happening, and years after an event, pronounce as to what had transpired?
The Christian retorts that he is not prepared to accept the metaphysical aspect of Muhummed's revelation; moreso, in view of the written records by "eye-witnesses"? The Christian plea is valid. Their logic is good. To entertain their plea we will call up their witnesses and cross examine them to discover the truth or falsity of the matter from their own authorities.
Admittedly, the key witnesses in the case are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John — the alleged authors of the Canonical Gospels. But they have all died and are in their graves. When confronted by the extravagant and conflicting claims of the Jews and the Christians to their exclusive rights to salvation, Allah subha nahu wa-ta aala 1 commands us to demand for proof. He says:. And they have produced the only proof they have; in over fifteen hundred different languages! Eleven different dialects of the Bible for the Arabs alone!
Are we going to swallow them hook, line and sinker? It is presupposed that when Allah commands us to demand for proof, that we would be in a position to analyse the proof, once it is produced. Otherwise, it makes no sense to demand for proof; it would be nonsense!
The amazing thing about the Christians' sworn affidavits writings attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is that not a single one of them is duly attested. Not a single one bears the signature, mark or thumb-print of its author in the so-called originals. They now boast of being in possession of over "originals" of which no two "originals" are identical. Matthew", "The Gospel according to St. Mark", "The Gospel according to St. Luke" and "The Gospel according to St. When Christian scholars are asked why the words "according to" 1 are repeated at the beginning of every Gospel, the obvious implication is that they are not autographed.
It is only assumed that they are authored by the names the Gospels carry today. Of the alleged Gospel writers, viz. I dare humbly claim that such unattested documents would be thrown out of hand, in any Court-of-Law, in any civilised country, in just two minutes. Furthermore, one of the alleged witnesses, St. Mark, tells us that at the most critical juncture in the life of Jesus — "All his disciples forsook him and fled"- Mark Please ask your Christian friend, "Does "all" mean all in your language, you Englishman?
Why not memorise this verse from the Bible in your own dialect? Even in some additional languages? So the so-called "eye-witnesses" were not really eyewitnesses to the happenings, unless St. Mark is not telling us the whole truth, the "gospel truth". Yet he is supposed to be speaking under oath! But a ghost dogma of two thousand years standing, upon which hangs the salvation of million Christians, should not be summarily dismissed.
It deserves a little more circumspection. We will therefore entertain the alleged testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as if they were duly attested. At the beginning of course! What a scenario for a billion dollar, record-breaking, film production! We must not forget that the Jews are in the dock, alleged for the murder of Jesus Christ; and we as Muslims are constrained to defend them against the Christian charge, because justice must be done.
Whatever their sins of commission and omission, Allah exonerates them from the charge of murder. The Christian world has been unjustly persecuting, and hounding and killing our Jewish cousins for nearly two thousand years for a murder they did not commit.
Attempted murder? But murder? By absolving the Jew of a crime he did not commit, we are also taking the wind out of the hot-gospellers' and the Bible-thumpers' sail. Free him from his infatuation and you will have freed the Muslim world from missionary aggression and harrassment.
On the eve of the Passover Feast, Jesus and his twelve disciples are seated around a huge Table with their host — the "beloved disciple", whose name also happened to be JOHN. Johns' and Jesus' 1 were names, common among the Jews in the year 30 A. There were at least 14 men at the table count them if you wish and not the unlucky thirteen of Western superstition. Of the three candidates for the 3 crosses at Golgotha on the 1st Easter week-end, there were 2 Jesus'.
The one released was Jesus Barabbas. See "Christ in Islam". A country as advance as South Africa, like an adjunct of the U. Jesus pbuh made his triumphant royal entry into Jerusalem at the head of an excited and enthusiastic following, with high hopes of establishing the "Kingdom of God" any minute; riding a donkey to fulfill prophecy Zechariah —.
And a great multitude spread their garments. Hosanna in the highest. Let Luke the beloved physician, add his strokes to clarify the picture. Behold, the world is gone mad after him Jesus "-. Who would withstand such heady-wine of impending glory? Little wonder that Jesus was tempted physically to oust those that bought and sold within the temple precincts. He overthrew the money-changer's tables and drove them out with a "whip of cords" - John The overthrow of the Temple Authority was imminent, and a forerunner to the expulsion of the Romans, heralding the "Kingdom of God.
The whole performance fizzled out like a damp squib, despite all the "Hosannas" and hoorays to the "Son of David" and the "King of Israel. Jesus had failed to heed the warning of the Pharisees to curb the over exuberance of his disciples Luke He had miscalculated. Now he must pay the price of failure. His nation was not ready for any sacrifice, in spite of all their infantile clamour. The Jewish leaders reasoned that this one man had almost brought the nation to destruction.
CRUCIFIXION OR CRUCI-FICTION
Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction
Crucifixion or Cruci-Fiction