Muhammed The Natural Successor To Christ


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    CHAPTER SIX

     

    Extremism Condemned

     

    We will now allow the Spirit
    of Truth to lay the Ghost of Jewish and Christian extremism, and put
    the records straight regarding their controversies about the Messiah.
    The Jews said that Jesus (pbuh) was the illegitimate son of Mary
    because he could not point a finger to a father. The Christians for the
    same reason made him into a God and the "begotten" son of God.
    Just one verse to debunk this lie!

     

    O People of the Book!

    Do not go to extremes
    in your religion: nor say of Allah anything but the truth.

    Verily,
    Christ
    1 Jesus the son of Mary was no
    more than a messenger of Allah, and His Word which he bestowed upon
    Mary,

    And a Spirit proceeding
    from Him:

    so believe in Allah and
    his messengers.

    Say not "Trinity":
    desist: it will be better for you:

     

    For your Allah is One
    God:

     

    Glory be to Him:

    (Far Exalted is He) above having

    a son. To Him belongs all

    things in the heavens and the earth.

    And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.

    (SURA NISAA) Holy Qur’an 4:171

     

    1. Christ: In the Arabic text of the
    Holy Qur’an the word is Masih, which is the same as the Hebrew
    word Messiah.

    Note 657/6 on the above
    verse

    Just as a foolish servant
    may go wrong by excess of zeal for his master, so in religion people's
    excesses may lead them to blasphemy or a spirit the very opposite of
    religion.

    The Jewish excesses in the
    direction of formalism, racialism, exclusiveness, and rejection of
    Christ Jesus have been denounced in many places in the Holy Qur'an.

    Here the Christian attitude
    is condemned, which raises Jesus to an equality with God; in some cases
    venerates Mary almost to idolatry; attributes a physical son to God;
    and invents the doctrine of the Trinity, opposed to all reason, which
    according to the Athanasian Creed, unless a man believes, he is doomed
    to hell for ever."

    The attributes of Christ are
    mentioned here:

    1. That he was the son of a woman, Mary, and therefore a man.

    2. But an apostle, a man with a mission from God, and
    therefore entitled to honour.

    3. A Word bestowed on Mary, for he was created by God's word
    "Be" (kun) and he was. H.Q. 3:59.

    4. A spirit proceeding from God, but not God: his life and
    his mission were more limited than in the case of some other apostles,
    though we must pay equal honour to him as a man of God.

    The doctrines of Trinity, equality with God and sonship, are
    repudiated as blasphemies. God is independent of all needs and has no
    need of a son to manage His affairs."

     

    Abdullah Yusuf Ali

     

    NOTHING FROM SELF

     

    You give this Spirit of
    Truth (Muhummed pbuh) too much credit, when you allege that he wrote
    the preceding verses and further authored more than six thousand other
    verses of the Noble Qur’an.

    He cries to
    us again and again in the Book of God, that this is not my handiwork —
    "IT IS NO LESS THAN AN INSPIRATION SENT
    DOWN TO HIM
    (Muhummed)" (Holy
    Qur’an 53:4)
    .
    Exactly as it was prophesied by Jesus (pbuh)

     

    ... for
    be shall not speak from himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that
    shall he speak...

    (HOLY BIBLE) John 16: 13

     

     

     

    CHRISTIAN "TRILEMMA"

     

    All the
    testification and glorification by this "another Comforter,"
    does not placate the Christians. Because Muhummed (pbuh) did not pander
    to their prejudices. To them glorification meant to deify Jesus (pbuh)
    — to make him into a God. Instead of solving their dilemma
    whether Jesus (pbuh) "died" on the cross as a man, or as a God? They
    have now invented a trilemma. A word not to be found in any
    dictionary in the world. Josh McDowell the Travelling Representative
    for Campus
    Crusade for Christ
    International, in his book — "Evidence that Demands a Verdict,"
    actually uses his new inspired (by the "Holy Ghost"?) conundrum
    1 for his chapter 7 — "TRILEMMA -Lord, Liar or Lunatic?"
    You have now guessed it! The three L's! He wants his readers to answer
    whether Jesus Christ is your LORD (God), or was he a LIAR,
    or a LUNATIC? Very ingenious, you will agree! No Muslim could
    utter that Jesus Christ was a liar, or a lunatic: then what? Its more
    than any dilemma! It’s actually blasphemy of the highest degree. But he
    is blinded by his preconceived notions. Roger Bacon, the philosopher
    who was bom too soon, rightly said: "IT IS EASIER FOR A MAN TO BURN
    DOWN HIS OWN HOUSE THAN TO GET RID OF HIS PREJUDICES."

     

    1. Conundrum:
    A
    puzzling problem or question admitting of no satisfactory solution.

     

    WISDOM OF THE CHILD

     

    To say of any man that he is
    God, the "begotten" son of God, or that his father is God; is
    not an honour but an insult. A French peasant understood this
    distinction better than the millions of erudite Christian scholars
    walking the earth today.

    It is reputed that Louis XV,
    King of France was a very lecherous person. No woman was safe from his
    debaucheries. After his death, when his son was well settled on the
    throne, a rumour spread around Paris that an exact duplicate of the
    young king was seen roaming about the capital. The King was naturally
    intrigued to see his double. It did not take the King’s men long to
    have the rustic from the countryside presented before the King. The
    King was amused by the stark resemblance to himself and his late
    father. He was tickled to have a dig at the poor farmer. He politely
    asked. "Did your mother ever visit Paris during my father's reign?" "No!"
    the rustic replied, "But my father did!" This was a death-knell
    for the King, but he had asked for it!

     

    DONT GO TO EXTREMES

     

    The rank hatred of the Jews
    which lead them to slander Jesus and his mother is bad, and the over
    infatuation of the Christians for Christ is also bad. Muhummed (pbuh)
    the Messenger of God condemned both these extremes, and elevated Jesus
    (pbuh) to his true status, as the Messiah, a great prophet and
    reformer. Love him, respect him, revere him, follow him; but do not
    worship him! For worship is due to God alone, the Father in heaven:
    ALLAH!'

    This is true glorification —
    for,

     

    "He
    shall glorify me!"

     

    John 16:14

    Historically, morally and
    prophetically, Muhummed (pbuh) the last and Final Messenger of God,
    "The Spirit of Truth," is the only one to guide mankind into all truth.
    He is pre-eminently the Natural Successor to Christ.

    Your further inquiries,
    comments and criticisms are welcome. Don’t just sit there, for the sake
    of God, act now!

    AHMED DEEDAT

    (Servant of Islam)

     

    EPILOGUE

     

    Dear reader, it has been
    suggested that some Christian propagandists might lure you from your
    exposition of the preceding pages, by dangling before you the
    "Pentecostal" experience.

    Pentecost was
    a Jewish festival day celebrated on the Fiftieth day after the
    beginning of corn harvesting. The Jews gathered in Jerusalem from far
    and wide for the feast Peter with "the Eleven"
    1 together with others were in one place, when suddenly they
    heard the roaring of a mighty windstorm in the skies above them where
    they were sitting. This electrified the people and they began to "speak
    in tongues," in dialects and languages foreign to themselves. Some
    marvelled while others mocked, saying, "They're drunk, that's all!" It
    reminded them of the "babbling" at Babel (Genesis 11:9).

    The Christian
    missionaries contend that that was the fulfilment of what Jesus (pbuh)
    had prophecised in John chapters 14, 15 and 16. Astounding as the whole
    drama may sound, Peter, the one, the Master had appointed to "feed my
    lambs .. . feed my sheep"
    (John 21: 15-16), rose to defend the
    disciples, saying. "These men are not drunk! It's much too early for
    that! People don’t get drunk so early in the mornin
    g!"

     

    But this is
    that which was spoken by the prophet Joel
    .. 2

    (HOLY BIBLE) Acts 2: 16

    Pentecost was
    the fulfilment of the prophecy of the prophet Joel and not of any
    predictions of Jesus (pbuh). Christendom believes that Peter was
    inspired to record the same. Both obviously tickled by the Holy Ghost!
    Not a single word
    3 is recorded anywhere as to
    what these apostles of Christ had babbled or murmured on Pentecost day,
    yet as to the Comforter, he was to guide mankind "into all Truth!"
    Proving once again that the Comforter is not the Holy Ghost!

    1.
    "The Eleven" (Acts 2: 14). No Bible commentator dare discuss as to who
    these eleven were, because Judas the traitor was long since dead. The
    Holy Ghost failed to inform Luke. That at best there could only be ten
    beside Peter and not eleven!

    2.
    "Prophet Joel:" In "The New English Bible." published by The Bible
    Societies in association with the Oxford University Press in their
    fourteenth impression of 1984, expunged the name JOEL, without an
    apology. He was too insignificant (?) a prophet, having written only
    two pages in a thousand of the Bible. If Christendom can edit out names
    of their own prophets, what will they not do to names like Ishmael and
    Ahmed?

    3.
    On the contrary, hear what Muhummed (pbuh) the Comforter uttered in his
    trances in fulfilment of the prophecies. See The Holy Qur’an online.

     

    THE END

    *Dr Maurice Bucaille, the French author of the book "Bible,
    the Quran and Science"; wrote a sub-chapter entitled "Jesus's Last
    Dialogues. The Paraclete of John's Gospel". He questions the notion of
    the comforter being the Holy Ghost. He does not set out to prove that
    the Comforter was any specific historical person.But he rules out the
    possibility of it being a Ghost; or anything else than a man.  The
    chapter is very small, and it is worth reading as a post-conclusion to
    this great book by Ahmed Deedat.

     

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