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  • First Step
    I'd first prove to them that trinity is a man-made lie. See Answering Trinity section where every single so-called 'trinitarian verse' in the Bible is refuted.
    Both the Noble Quran and the Bible claim that GOD Almighty is an Absolute One and only One:
    '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)'
    Notice also how Jesus said 'our God', which included him to be under GOD Almighty's creation and Divine Authority, and not someone or an entity that is equal to GOD Almighty.

    The Bible's New Testament also records Jesus saying: ''Why do you call me good?' Jesus answered. 'No one is good–except God alone.' (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)'

    If Jesus doesn't consider himself as 'good', then how can any sane person put him on the same level as GOD Almighty?
    I have yet to see a good answer to this one by any polytheist trinitarian.

    Also, another important point to notice in Mark 10:18 is the word 'alone': ''Why do you call me good?' Jesus answered. 'No one is good–except God alone.' (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)'
    Jesus in this verse is clearly giving exclusivity to GOD Almighty when he said 'alone'. If Jesus was truly part of GOD Almighty and/or the trinity lie was true, then Jesus, to say the least, would not have said that.




    Second Step

    Then, I'd prove to them that the Bible is corrupted and altered by the Church and men.

    Introduction:
    We must first of all know that the entire Bible is corrupted and unreliable and is mostly filled with man-made laws and corruption! '`How can you say, 'We [the Jews] are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,' when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?' (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)'
    The Revised Standard Version makes it even clearer: 'How can you say, 'We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us'? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie. (From the RSV Bible, Jeremiah 8:8)'
    In either translation, we clearly see that the Jews had so much corrupted the Bible with their man-made cultural laws, that they had turned the Bible into a lie!
    See Also Deuteronomy 31:25-29 where Moses peace be upon him predicted the corruption/tampering of the Law (Bible) after his death.
    The Book of Moses predicted that the Law (Bible) will get corrupted. The Book of Jeremiah which came approximately 826 years after did indeed confirm this corruption.
    Third Step
    Then, I'd show them what parts of the Bible do Muslims believe are closest to the Truth, and why?

    First of all, it is important to know that if the 'Bibles' of today, with all their versions and differences in the quantity of their 'books' and 'gospels', were in fact the Original Holy Word of GOD Almighty, then there would be no need for the Noble Quran. But since they are corrupt, then we obviously can't consider them as GOD Almighty's Holy and Divine Words.
    There existed many different Bibles during the time of the Roman Emperor, Constantine, which were widely believed in by different Christian sects in the year 312. In other words, during the first 3 centuries of 'Christianity' (300 years), many different canons with 100s of books/gospels combined existed! That is a lot of canons, a lot of books/gospels, and a lot of time (300 years) of different Christian religions existed. Also, Constantine's own 'unified canon or bible' got lost and only small portions of it were found! So what we have today from 'Bible(s)' are not even Constantine's books.
    Fourth Step
    Then, I'd prove to them that Muhammad and the Religion of Islam were foretold in the Bible.
    1- In the New Testament:
    Being like the teacher. An 11-page PDF file that contains ample proofs from Aramaic showing that the word 'Muslim' was mentioned by Jesus himself.
    In the Gospel of John: Muhammad is mentioned by the name and was foretold in the Gospel of John. This is a must read article! It proves that Jesus peace be upon him predicted for the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to come after him.
    The Aramaic Bible predicts the coming of Muhammad by the exact word.
    Further proofs from the Aramaic Bible Society. A very good proof from the Aramaic Bible Society web site regarding Muhammad's name mentioned in the Greek Bible. This is a must visit link!!.
    Jesus told the Jews that GOD Almighty will take His Kingdom from them and give it to the Muslims.
    My detailed rebuttal to a Christian rebuttal about Muhammad was foretold by Jesus. I addressed all of their rebuttal points and refuted them. The article also talks about the 24,000 books that the current Bible's 66 books came from, and how that makes the current 66 chosen books extremely unreliable and doubtful.
    2- In the Book of Isaiah:
    Isaiah 42-54 predicts Islam, and the removal of GOD Almighty's Covenant from the people of Israel.
    In the Book of Isaiah: Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of 'Al-alak' that is in the Noble Quran about Muhammad. Isaiah in the Bible foretold the story of 'Al-alak' in the Noble Quran which happened to Muhammad and never happened to any other Prophet. It is the story where the Angel Gabriel repeatedly commands the Prophet to read, and the Prophet (i.e. Muhammad) repeatedly replies 'I can't read'.
    Isaiah's Vision: He saw Jesus riding a donkey and Muhammad riding a camel. He also saw the destruction of Babylon (i.e. Iraq today) and its idol gods, and replacing them with a Divine Religion (i.e. Islam today).
    Prophet Muhammad was foretold in Isaiah 42.
    Muhammad in the Bible, (Isaiah 60), Pilgrimage to Mecca..!
    Islamic Fasting was predicted by Isaiah in the Bible.
    Isaiah 7:14 describes Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Prophet Muhammad was given 'GOD is with us' (Emmanuel)
    3- In other Books in the Bible, and other Biblical Prophets proving Islam:
    Deuteronomy 18:18's Prophet is non other than Prophet Muhammad.
    The 'great nation' of Ishmael and its definition in the Bible.
    The fall of pagan Babylon to pagan Persia in the Bible, and then the fall of pagan Persia (Iran + Iraq) to Islam.
    The story of King Heraclius of the Byzantine and the foretold Prophet (Muhammad) in the Bible. See how he was convinced that Prophet Muhammad of Arabia was indeed the foretold Prophet that Jesus predicted to come.
    The emigration of the Muslims to Madina was foretold in the Bible.
    The story of the 10,000 Muslims who liberated Mecca (Paran) in the Bible.
    Pilgrimage of Ezekiel to Mecca.
    See the Proof that 'Paran' in the Bible is 'Mecca'. Paran in the Bible is Mecca today - See the Archeological discoveries that prove Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia.
    Muhammad in the Bible; Standing upon Mount Arafat.
    A great site that also shows Muhammad being foretold in the Bible.
    Muhammad in the Old and New Testaments.
    Muhammad in the Bible, by Sheikh (Minister) Ahmed Deedat.
    Jesus' Sacred place among Muslims. By the Christian Scholar Michael Wolfe.
    Prophecies from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
    Also please visit Muhammad's (peace be upon him) life, prophecies and responses to all of the false charges against him.
    4- The 'lost people of Israel' are the people of Afghanistan and Kashmir today:
    The 'lost tribes of Israel' are the Muslims of Afghanistan and Kashmir -- Proved from the Bible and History -- Afghan and Kashmiri cities mentioned and documented.
    5- Muhammad is mentioned by the exact name in the Gospel of Barnabas:
    Saint Barnabas is mentioned in the New Testament and he is very well admired too: 'For God who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles. James, Peter, and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me [Paul] and Barnabas the right hand to fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we [Paul and Barnabas] should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. (The New Testament from the N.I.V Bible, Galatians 2:8-9)'
    Saint Barnabas's story in the New Testament begins in Acts 4:36. People often don't know the name of this great Saint. The reason for that is because he lived and dedicated his life to serve others. His real name was Joseph, but the Christians gave him a nickname of 'Barnabas' because it meant the 'son of encouragement'. Barnabas came alongside people in times of challenge and helped them; see Acts 9:10-28 and Acts 15:36-39 for more details.
    So in other words, we really should take his Gospel very seriously and consider it too the inspired word of GOD. Since Christians believe in Paul, John, Mark and Matthew as Prophets of GOD, then they should also consider Barnabas as a Prophet too.
    Fifth Step
    Then, I'd concentrate on the Oneness of GOD Almighty and stress it out real good to them, because it is the only mean for Salvation -- is to believe in GOD Almighty as the One True Living Undivided GOD and King.

    What is the Wisdom of Islam? And how will Allah Almighty Judge both Muslims and non-Muslims?
    The sections of this article are:
    1. What is the Wisdom of Islam?
    - Allah Almighty knows what's in the heart and will judge us according to our intentions.
    - Allah Almighty listens to our prayers; He is close and listens!
    - The Wisdom of Islam is the same as the Wisdom of Moses' Tablets (the Ten Commandments) and the Golden Rule.
    2. How will Allah Almighty Judge the non-Muslims? Should a person be a Muslim first to be accepted in Paradise by Allah Almighty?
    - As long as the person believes in 'Absolute One GOD' and does Righteousness, then he should be ok.
    - So how will we be judged at Judgement Day?
    3. So am I suggesting that there is no need to believe in the Noble Quran? Or there is no need to try to spread Islam to Unitarians such as the Jews?
    4. Conclusion.


    As I read the Noble Quran almost everyday, I always gain more and more respect to this Wonderful True Religion of GOD Almighty. Humans today had so corrupted the beauty of believing in the Absolute One and Living GOD, that they no longer became certain of which path to take.
    1- What is the Wisdom of Islam?
    Islam is a very simple Religion. Islam simply means submitting yourself in peace to the Absolute One and Living GOD:
    '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)'
    'Then Praise be to Allah, Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth- Lord and Cherisher of all the worlds! To Him be Glory throughout the heavens and the earth: and He is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom!. (The Noble Quran, 45:36-37)'
    'Say: 'O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)! Come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.' If then they turn back, say ye: 'Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).' (The Noble Quran, 3:64)'
    The GOD of Islam is the GOD of everything He created. There is no middle man between the Creation and the Creator; 'It was We Who Created man, and We know what dark suggestions his soul makes to him: for We are nearer to him than (his) jugular vein. (The Noble Quran, 50:16)'
    'When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. (The Noble Quran, 2:186)'

    Allah Almighty knows what's in the heart and will judge us according to our intentions:
    Let us look at Noble Verses 26:88-91 'The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, But only he (will prosper) that brings to God a sound heart; to the righteous, the Garden will be brought near, and to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view.'
    Allah Almighty created all mankind with different races, mentality and beliefs; 'O mankind! [this includes all races and all nations] We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted. (The Noble Quran, 49:13)'
    Anyone can gain the Love of Allah Almighty, which would eventually lead him to know His Creator and end up in Paradise under Him: 'It is He Who has Created you [humans]; and of you [humans] are some that are unbelievers, and some that are believers: And Allah sees well all that ye do. He has created the heavens and the earth in just portions, and has given you [humans] shape, and made your shapes beautiful: and to Him is the final Goal. He knows what is in the heavens and on earth; and He knows what ye conceal and what ye reveal: Allah Knows well the (secrets) of (all) hearts. (The Noble Quran, 64:2-4)'
    He knows well that we need Him, and that we are nothing without Him and His guidance; 'O ye men! It is ye that have need of Allah: but Allah is the One free of all wants, worthy of all praise. If He so pleased, He could blot you out and bring in a new creation, Nor is that difficult for Allah. (The Noble Quran, 35:15-17)'

    Allah Almighty listens to our prayers; He is close and listens!
    'When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way. (The Noble Quran, 2:186)'

    The Wisdom of Islam is the same as the Wisdom of Moses' Tablets (the Ten Commandments) and the Golden Rule:
    As we will see more elaborations further down in this article, if a person follows the Bible's Ten Commandments (except for the not working in the Sabbath one) and the Golden Rule (which is unfortunately not consistent in the Bible, but it is consistent in Islam), then he/she is a True Believer in GOD Almighty and he/she is a Righteous person. While nothing in the Noble Quran specifically says that we must follow the Bible's 'Ten Commandments', but nonetheless, Moses' (peace be upon him) Tablets were mentioned in the Noble Quran, and they are believed to contain the Ten Commandments:
    'And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and explaining all things, (and said): 'Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the homes of the wicked,- (How they lie desolate).' (The Noble Quran, 7:145)'
    'When Moses came back to his people, angry and grieved, he said: 'Evil it is that ye have done in my place in my absence: did ye make haste to bring on the judgment of your Lord?' He put down the tablets, seized his brother by (the hair of) his head, and dragged him to him. Aaron said: 'Son of my mother! the people did indeed reckon me as naught, and went near to slaying me! Make not the enemies rejoice over my misfortune, nor count thou me amongst the people of sin.' (The Noble Quran, 7:150)'
    'When the anger of Moses was appeased, he took up the tablets: in the writing thereon was guidance and Mercy for such as fear their Lord. (The Noble Quran, 7:154)'
    Also, all of the beautiful Wisdoms and Divine Commands that exist in the Bible's Ten Commandments do exist in the Noble Quran and they do make up the bottom line and the core beliefs of Islam. Not only that, but they are also considered 'Light' by Allah Almighty:
    'It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to God's will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of God's book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers. (The Noble Quran, 5:44)'
    'Of the people of Moses (i.e., the Jews) there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth. (The Noble Quran, 7:159)'

    2- How will Allah Almighty Judge the non-Muslims? Should a person be a Muslim first to be accepted in Paradise by Allah Almighty?
    Allah Almighty will admit to Paradise those whom He loves because of their righteous work and belief:
    'O mankind! [this includes all races and all nations] We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well-acquainted. (The Noble Quran, 49:13)'
    'Not all of them are alike: Of the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] are a portion that stand (For the right): They rehearse the Signs of God all night long, and they prostrate themselves in adoration. They believe in God and the Last Day; they enjoin what is right, and forbid what is wrong; and they hasten (in emulation) in (all) good works: They are in the ranks of the righteous. (The Noble Quran, 3:113-3:114)'

    My definition of the word 'Muslim':
    I believe that the definition of 'Muslim' is not just limited to someone who believes in Allah Almighty, Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and the Noble Quran only. While it is extremely important and becomes mandatory for a person to believe in the Noble Quran and the Prophethood of Muhammad, especially if he or she is fully convinced of the Truthfulness of Islam, but the real Noble Quranic definition of a 'Muslim' is someone who believes in the Absolute Oneness of GOD Almighty and associates no partners (idols or humans or any other creations) with Him. This makes any Unitarian and Monotheist a 'Muslim'. That is why Islam is called 'The Religion of Abraham', because Abraham, peace be upon him was a true Monotheist and associated no partners with GOD Almighty. So Salvation is not just reserved for the Noble Quran's Believers only.
    To support my statement above, let us look at the following Noble Verse:
    'Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend. (The Noble Quran, 4:125)'
    '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)'
    'Say: 'O People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians)! Come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah.' If then they turn back, say ye: 'Bear witness that we (at least) are Muslims (bowing to Allah's Will).' (The Noble Quran, 3:64)'
    Also, Jesus peace be upon him taught his followers to be 'Muslims' 600 years before the birth of Muhammad peace be upon him: 'And behold! I inspired the Disciples to have faith in Me [Allah] and Mine Messenger [Jesus]; they said, ''We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims.' (The Noble Quran, 5:111)'
    Noble Verse 5:111 seems to agree perfectly with Jesus' teachings in the Bible's Hebrew New Testament in Luke 6:40:

    From www.answering-christianity.com/luke6_40.htm:
    Jesus using the word 'Muslim' in Luke 6:40:
    This article was give to me by brother Tamer, may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him.
    Let us look at Luke 6:40 from my N.I.V. Bible 'A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.'

    The perfection here means a spiritual one. What the verse is saying is that knowledge is not what matters! The teacher or master is higher in knowledge than his student. But the student can be as high as his teacher, or even higher, by being a true 'MUSHLAM' or Muslim, a spiritually perfect and well-disciplined person!

    'Ein talmeed na'leh 'al rabbo; shekken kal adam she'MUSHLAM yihyeh k'rabbo.'

    Most recent discoveries:
    Recently Father Pecerillo, a famous Franciscan Archiologist, found more than twenty churches in Madaba at the south of Jordan. From the Forth Century we found houses in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine with this inscription in Arabic :'Bism Allah al Rahman al Rahim' which showed that Christians were the first to use this name, Allah for GOD Almighty, which proves that the name of GOD Almighty in the Noble Quran, 'Allah' is the correct one. This also proves to us that the Bible is not all found. There are still missing pieces in it that disprove trinity.
    For more details and proofs, visit: Jewish and Christian Arabs used the word 'Allah' for GOD before Islam. See historical and archeological evidence and most recent discoveries in the Middle East.

    Every religion in this universe started with a Prophet of GOD Almighty. Judaism started with Moses peace be upon him, Christianity started with Jesus peace be upon him and so on. Islam on the other hand did not start with Muhammad peace be upon him. It simply started with the creation of Adam peace be upon him. When mankind was created, Islam was created. Islam is a Religion that started with Adam and ended with Muhammad peace be upon them. Every religion of Allah Almighty in between such as Judaism and Christianity is part of Islam.
    This is very important to know, because now we can see that the people who believed in the Absolute One and Living GOD Almighty before the birth of Muhammad peace be upon him were also Muslims.
    Important Note: It is up to Allah Almighty to decide who goes to Heaven and who goes to Hell. But as we've seen in the Noble Verses above, Allah Almighty doesn't just care about our faith, but also about our good deeds and hearts.
    All of the Righteous Unitarians (those who believe in the Absolute One GOD Almighty) are Muslims according to Islam. Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him taught us that faith in the Absolute One GOD is the most important and fundamental principle. It is the heart of Islam and the mainspring of its power. All other beliefs, commands and laws of Islam stand firm on this foundation.
    One of the beauties of Islam is that when an individual becomes a Unitarian, this wonderful religion of GOD (Islam) comes natural to him by the Will of Allah Almighty; '...Such are among the Signs of God: He whom God, guides is rightly guided; but he whom God leaves to stray,- for him wilt thou find no protector to lead him to the Right Way. (The Noble Quran, 18:17)'.
    It comes in such a miraculous way that it creates a direct connection between Allah Almighty and the individual; '...Allah has endeared the faith to you, Has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He Has made hateful to you unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness- A grace and favour from Allah; and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom. (The Noble Quran, 49:7-8)'
    Once that connection is created, then the new Muslim will naturally avoid unbelief and wickedness and will stay in the Path of Allah Almighty. The Muslim's faith will then only increase and strengthen:
    'For, believers are those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a tremor in their hearts, and when they hear His Signs rehearsed, find their faith strengthened, and put (all) their trust in their Lord. (The Noble Quran, 8:2)'
    'Say, the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a guide and glad tidings to Muslims. (The Noble Quran, 16:102)'
    'It is He [Allah] Who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the believers, that they may add faith to their faith- For to Allah belong the forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom. (The Noble Quran, 48:4)'

    As long as the person believes in 'Absolute One GOD' and does Righteousness, then he should be ok:
    'God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. (The Noble Quran, 4:48)'
    'Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend. (The Noble Quran, 4:125)'
    Idol worshiping, trinity, and all other forms of using other creations as mediators between yourself and GOD Almighty are not accepted. This supports my statement above about a 'Muslim' is one who believes in One GOD only.
    'They say: 'Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).' Say thou: 'Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with God.' (The Noble Quran, 2:135)'
    'Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to God's (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with God. (The Noble Quran, 3:67)'
    The 'true in Faith' or the 'Religion of Abraham' that GOD Almighty accepts is believing in the Absolute One and Living GOD Almighty. This is the main point of Islam, and the belief that would ultimately guide the individual to Salvation.

    So how will we be judged at Judgement Day?
    Allah Almighty is quite clear in the Noble Quran about how He will judge us in the Day of Judgement.
    Let us look at Noble Verse 10:61 'In whatever business thou mayest be, and whatever portion thou mayest be reciting from the Quran, and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing, We are witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record.' In this Noble Verse, we see Allah Almighty clearly describing to us that every single act even an atom of a thing we do in life from good and bad will be recorded in our records.
    Let us look at Noble Verse 34:3 'The unbelievers say, 'Never to us will come the Hour': Say, 'Nay! but most surely, by my Lord, it will come upon you; by Him Who knows the unseen, from Whom is not hidden the least little atom in the heavens or on earth: Nor is there anything less than that, or greater, but is in the record perspicuous.''

    Let us look at Noble Verse 34:22 'Say: 'Call upon other (gods) whom ye fancy, besides God: They have no power,- not the weight of an atom,- in the heavens or on earth: No (sort of) share have they therein, nor is any of them a helper to God.'' In this Noble Verse Allah Almighty claims that no god but He will do the Judgement in the Day of Judgement. All of the idols and images that people worshiped and still do will not take part of any Judgement. They will be worthless.
    Let us look at Noble Verses 99:7-8 'Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.' Everything we do in life will be recorded for us. For every atom of good we do in life we shall see it, and for every atom of evil we do in life we shall see it also. And Allah Almighty will ultimately make His decision on whether you will make it to heaven or will make it to hell.


    3- So am I suggesting that there is no need to believe in the Noble Quran? Or there is no need to try to spread Islam to Unitarians such as the Jews?
    Absolutely not! As a Muslim who believes in Allah Almighty and all of His Revelations, I must believe with all my heart and mind that the Noble Quran is the Seal of all the Revelations that came from Allah Almighty, and it must be followed. Allah Almighty clearly said: 'The Religion before God is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of God, God is swift in calling to account. (The Noble Quran, 3:19)'
    But the religion of Islam is not just limited to the Noble Quran's Revelations, especially to those who never heard of Islam, or Islam was unfortunately misrepresented to them. Islam started from Adam and ended with Muhammad peace be upon them. Islam was perfected or finished with the Revelations of the Noble Quran: '...This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion....(The Nobel Quran, 5:3)'
    Islam as I mentioned above existed before Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and ended with him: 'The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - the which We have sent by inspiration to thee - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses, and Jesus: Namely, that ye should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein: to those who worship other things than God, hard is the (way) to which thou callest them. God chooses to Himself those whom He pleases, and guides to Himself those who turn (to Him). (The Noble Quran, 42:13)'
    My point about Salvation is: What I am suggesting here is that when a Muslim is asked about who from Mankind will Allah Almighty admit to Paradise and whom He won't admit, he should say: Only He the Almighty Knows, because He will decide based on the person's belief and good deeds on whether to admit him to Heaven or to Hell. There is no set rule on how the Judgement will happen. Every individual will have his own special and unique case that Allah Almighty will consider.
    That is why Allah Almighty said in Noble Verses 99:7-8 'Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it.'

    He, the Almighty, also said:
    'In whatever business thou mayest be, and whatever portion thou mayest be reciting from the Quran,- and whatever deed ye (mankind) may be doing,- We are witnesses thereof when ye are deeply engrossed therein. Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven. And not the least and not the greatest of these things but are recorded in a clear record. (The Noble Quran, 10:61)'
    'There is no moving creature on earth but its sustenance dependeth on God: He knoweth the time and place of its definite abode and its temporary deposit: All is in a clear Record. (The Noble Quran, 11:6)'
    'Knowest thou not that God knows all that is in heaven and on earth? Indeed it is all in a Record, and that is easy for God. (The Noble Quran, 22:70)'
    'Nor is there aught of the unseen, in heaven or earth, but is (recorded) in a clear record. (The Noble Quran, 27:75)'
    'The Unbelievers say, 'Never to us will come the Hour': Say, 'Nay! but most surely, by my Lord, it will come upon you;- by Him Who knows the unseen,- from Whom is not hidden the least little atom in the heavens or on earth: Nor is there anything less than that, or greater, but is in the Record Perspicuous: (The Noble Quran, 34:3)'
    'And the Earth will shine with the Glory of its Lord: the Record (of Deeds) will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged (in the least). (The Noble Quran, 39:69)'
    'Every matter, small and great, is on record. (The Noble Quran, 54:53)'
    'No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before We bring it into existence: That is truly easy for God: (The Noble Quran, 57:22)'
    'Then he that will be given his Record in his right hand will say: 'Ah here! Read ye my Record! (The Noble Quran, 69:19)'
    'And he that will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: 'Ah! Would that my Record had not been given to me! (The Noble Quran, 69:25)'
    'And all things have We preserved on record. (The Noble Quran, 78:29)'

    Please visit Is our destiny pre-determined by GOD? Does GOD choose who is evil and who is good? How come GOD didn't make all of us good if He is the 'Most Merciful' and 'Most Just'?
    Did GOD create some Men and Jinns to be destined to hell?


    4- Conclusion:
    Islam is a beautiful and a True Divine Religion of Allah Almighty that sets free the believers from wickedness, confusion and frustration. It sheds the Light of Allah Almighty into their hearts and leads them to the True Path Belief and Righteousness. Allah Almighty is the GOD Almighty of all mankind and is there for all the righteous. Every little atom of good and evil that an individual makes in life will be recorded for him, and he shall see it in the Day of Judgement. Allah Almighty will then make the Ultimate Decision on the person based on all of the unique elements that pertain to him/her.



    Sixth Step

    I'd then show them the place and status of Jesus, Jews, Christians and non-Muslims in Islam.
    The Blessed Jesus peace be upon him and Place of Jews and Christians in Islam:
    The sections of this article are:
    1- The Blessed Jesus and the Place of Jews and Christians in Islam.
    2- Jesus' place in Islam.
    3- Did Jesus say that you must be a Christian or else you will go to hell?
    4- Jesus was enforced by the Holy Spirit.
    5- Only Allah Almighty is Perfect.
    6- What about Jesus' Saying in John 14:5-7?
    7- What is the place of the Jews and Christians in Islam?
    - The Righteous and Beloved Jews in the Noble Quran.
    8- Allah Almighty predicted that Christians would be great, honorable and peaceful people! But this still doesn't guarantee all of them Paradise!
    9- Can Muslims be friends with Jews and Christians?
    According to the religion of Islam, Prophet Jesus peace be upon him is one of Allah Almighty's Holiest Prophets. He was the last Messenger of GOD to be sent to the people of Israel. He preached the Gospel to his people, which mainly to love and respect others, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.

    Jesus' peace be upon him place in Islam:
    As I mentioned above, Prophet Jesus peace be upon him is one of Allah Almighty's Holiest Prophets. It is he who will come to ultimately fight the army of the Devil and defeat it. Allah Almighty will not send Muhammad, nor Moses, nor Noah, nor David, nor Solomon, nor Adam, etc... peace and blessings be upon all of them. Allah Almighty clearly chose Jesus peace be upon him to take on this huge task. Jesus is the Good that Allah Almighty wants to bring to mankind. Jesus is the Good that will fight the evil of the Devil (Dajjal).
    Jesus = Good
    Dajjal = Evil
    Let us look at few Sayings (Hadiths) from our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him regarding our beloved Prophet Jesus peace be upon him and the enemy that he will fight, the Dajjal:
    Narrated Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman: 'Subay' ibn Khalid said: I came to Kufah at the time when Tustar was conquered. I took some mules from it. When I entered the mosque (of Kufah), I found there some people of moderate stature, and among them was a man whom you could recognize when you saw him that he was from the people of Hijaz. I asked: Who is he? The people frowned at me and said: Do you not recognize him? This is Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman, the companion of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). Then Hudhayfah said: People used to ask the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) about good, and I used to ask him about evil. Then the people stared hard at him. He said: I know the reason why you dislike it. I then asked: Apostle of Allah, will there be evil as there was before, after this good which Allah has bestowed on us? He replied: Yes. I asked: Wherein does the protection from it lie? He replied: In the sword. I asked: Apostle of Allah, what will then happen? He replied: If Allah has on Earth a caliph who flays your back and takes your property, obey him, otherwise die holding onto the stump of a tree. I asked: What will come next? He replied: Then the Antichrist (Dajjal) will come forth accompanied by a river and fire. He who falls into his fire will certainly receive his reward, and have his load taken off him, but he who falls into his river will have his load retained and his reward taken off him. I then asked: What will come next? He said: The Last Hour will come. (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 35, Trials and Fierce Battles (Kitab Al-Fitan Wa Al-Malahim), Number 4232)'
    Narrated AbuHurayrah: 'The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist (Dajjal) and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him. (Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 37, Battles (Kitab Al-Malahim), Number 4310)'
    Narrated Abu Huraira: 'Allah's Apostle said, 'There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Medina, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal (i.e., Antichrist) will be able to enter it.' (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Virtues of Madinah, Volume 3, Book 30, Number 104)'
    Narrated Anas bin Malik: 'The Prophet said, 'There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Mecca and Medina, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Mecca and Medina) but the angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Medina will shake with its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earth-quakes will take place) and Allah will expel all the nonbelievers and the hypocrites from it.' (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Virtues of Madinah, Volume 3, Book 30, Number 105)'
    Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: 'The Last Hour would not come until the Romans would land at al-A'maq or in Dabiq. An army consisting of the best (soldiers) of the people of the earth at that time will come from Medina (to counteract them). When they will arrange themselves in ranks, the Romans would say: Do not stand between us and those (Muslims) who took prisoners from amongst us. Let us fight with them; and the Muslims would say: Nay, by Allah, we would never get aside from you and from our brethren that you may fight them. They will then fight and a third (part) of the army would run away, whom Allah will never forgive. A third (part of the army). which would be constituted of excellent martyrs in Allah's eye, would be killed and the third who would never be put to trial would win and they would be conquerors of Constantinople. And as they would be busy in distributing the spoils of war (amongst themselves) after hanging their swords by the olive trees, the Satan would cry: The Dajjal (i.e., antichrist) has taken your place among your family. They would then come out, but it would be of no avail. And when they would come to Syria, he would come out while they would be still preparing themselves for battle drawing up the ranks. Certainly, the time of prayer shall come and then Jesus (peace be upon him) son of Mary would descend and would lead them in prayer. When the enemy of Allah would see him, it would (disappear) just as the salt dissolves itself in water and if he (Jesus) were not to confront them at all, even then it would dissolve completely, but Allah would kill them by his hand and he would show them their blood on his lance (the lance of Jesus Christ). (Translation of Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to the Turmoil and Portents of the Last Hour (Kitab Al-Fitan wa Ashrat As-Sa`ah), Book 041, Number 6924)'
    Please visit The End of Times Battles in Islam.
    Jesus is the 'Beast' in the Noble Quran who will come and fight the devil.

    Did Jesus say that you must be a Christian or else you will go to hell?
    Absolutely not!. Please visit Jesus saying 'I am the way and the truth and the life...' doesn't prove that he is the Creator of the Universe. Jesus promised and guaranteed Paradise to non-trinitarians.
    There is not a single Verse in the New Testament where Jesus promises hell fire to those who are not Christians. 'And they say: 'None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.' Those are their (vain) desires. Say: 'Produce your proof if ye are truthful.' (The Noble Quran, 2:111)' The word 'Christian' is not a valid word, for there is no religion of Christianity according to Islam.
    According to Islam, Jesus came and Preached the Gospel. Jesus' followers were never called Christians. All of the religions of GOD Almighty taught the Oneness of GOD Almighty, which means 'Islam' in Arabic.
    Jesus was mostly concerned about teaching good ethics and morals to his followers. Let us look at few quotations of Jesus from the New Testament:
    1- Acts 20:34-36 'In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: `It is more blessed to give than to receive.''
    2- Matthew 5:9-11 'Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.'
    3- Matthew 5:8-10 'Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.'
    4- Matthew 5:5-7 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.'
    5- Matthew 5:6-8 'Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.'
    6- Matthew 5:7-9 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.'
    7- Matthew 5:3-5 'Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.'
    8- Matthew 5:4-6 'Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.'
    9- Mark 12:29 'Here, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.' See Answering Trinity
    In the above Sayings of our beloved Prophet Jesus peace be upon him, we clearly see that he was most concerned with 'righteousness'. It doesn't make any sense that Allah Almighty would bless a person and throw him in hell at the same time. When Jesus said that GOD or Allah Almighty will bless those who do righteousness, he meant it.
    This is the Gospel that we Muslims believe that Jesus peace be upon him taught. Believe in One True Living GOD Almighty, and love each others. Please see why Muslims only believe in Jesus' quotes to be the closest to the truth in the Bible.
    Allah Almighty said in the Noble Quran: 'They do blaspheme who say: 'Allah is Christ the son of Mary.' But said Christ: 'O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.' Whoever joins other gods with Allah- Allah will forbid hi the Garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrongdoers be no one to help. (The Noble Quran, 5:72)'

    Jesus was enforced by the Holy Spirit:
    It is important to know that Jesus peace be upon him was strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Jesus' place to Allah Almighty is very special.
    Every word that Jesus peace be upon him spoke during his ministry was the Word of Allah Almighty, because the Holy Spirit literally took over his tong; 'We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers; We gave Jesus, the son of Mary, Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit....(The Noble Quran, 2:87)'
    Important Note: Except for Allah Almighty's Revelations to His Prophets, not every word they spoke or instructed during their daily lives was truly inspired by Allah Almighty, because non of them except for Jesus peace be upon him had the Holy Spirit in him. Note that in the Bible, we don't see Jesus saying things such as 'GOD Almighty said.....' Jesus taught GOD Almighty's Revelations directly through his personal teachings. Muhammad and Moses peace be upon them on the other hand, did separate Allah Almighty's Revelations from their daily Conversations/Sayings with people.
    Jesus is not Allah Almighty, nor part of Allah Almighty. Jesus was no more than a Messenger from Allah Almighty: 'O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: nor say Of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah, (The Noble Quran, 4:171)'
    Jesus peace be upon him taught his followers to be Muslims: 'And behold! I inspired the Disciples to have faith in Me [Allah] and Mine Messenger [Jesus]; they said, ''We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims.' (The Noble Quran, 5:111)'
    Noble Verse 5:111 seems to agree perfectly with Jesus' teachings in the Bible's New Testament in Luke 6:40:



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  • 1. ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM
    TAWHEED
    BASIC TEACHINGS OF ISLAM
    Part-5
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  • 2. Position of Prophets ofAllah Subhanahuwata’ala and a General Explanation about SHIRK
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  • 3. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I don't tell you that with me are the treasures of Allâh, nor (that) I know the unseen; nor I tell you that I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me by inspiration." Say: "Are the blind and the one who sees equal? will you not then take thought?“ (6:50)
    It is not (possible) for any human being to whom Allâh has given the Book and Al-Hukma (the knowledge and understanding of the laws of religion, etc.) and Prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers rather than Allâh's." On the contrary (he would say): "Be you Rabbaniyun(learned men of religion who practise what the (3:79)
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  • 4. Their Messengers said: "What! Can there be a doubt about Allâh, the Creator of the heavens and the earth? He calls you (to Monotheism and to be obedient to Allâh) that He may forgive you of your sins and give you respite for a term appointed." They said: "You are no more than human beings like us! You wish to turn us away from what our fathers used to worship. Then bring us a clear authority i.e. A clear proof of what you say).“ Their Messengers said to them: "We are no more than human beings like you, but Allâh bestows His Grace to whom He wills of His slaves. It is not ours to bring you an authority (proof) except by the Permission of Allâh. And in Allâh (Alone) let the believers put their trust. (14:10-11)
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  • 5. And they say: "We shall not believe in you (O Muhammad SAW), until you cause a spring to gush forth from the earth for us; "Or you have a garden of date-palms and grapes, and cause rivers to gush forth in their midst abundantly; "Or you cause the heaven to fall upon us in pieces, as you have pretended, or you bring Allâh and the angels before (us) face to face; "Or you have a house of adornable materials (like silver and pure gold, etc.), or you ascend up into the sky, and even then we will put no faith in your ascension until you bring down for us a Book that we would read." Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Glorified (and Exalted) be my Lord (Allâh) above all that evil they (polytheists) associate with Him! Am I anything but a man, sent as a Messenger?“ (17: 90-93)
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  • 6. Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God i.e. Allâh). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.“ (18:110)
    Say (O Muhammad SAW): "I am only a human being like you. It is inspired in me that your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God - Allâh), therefore take Straight Path to Him (with true Faith Islâmic Monotheism) and obedience to Him, and seek forgiveness of Him. And woe to Al-Mushrikûn (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh, polytheists, idolaters, etc. - see V.2:105). (41:33)
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  • 7. That was because there came to them their Messengers with clear proofs (signs), but they said: "Shall mere men guide us?" So they disbelieved and turned away (from the truth), and Allâh was not in need (of them). And Allâh is Rich (Free of all wants), Worthy of all praise. The disbelievers pretend that they will never be resurrected (for the Account). Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Yes! By my Lord, you will certainly be resurrected, then you will be informed of (and recompensed for) what you did, and that is easy for Allâh. (64:6-7)
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  • 8. The Prophet’s Stance on Shirk
    The Prophet (sallallaahualayhiwassallam) prohibited building mosques over graves, as this is one of the primary methods through which shirk is sanctioned. Once Umm Salamah mentioned the beautiful churches she had seen in Ethiopia. The Prophet said, “whenever a pious person died amongst them, they would build places of worship over their graves and carve images. Such people are the worst of mankind in the sight of Allaah.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
  • 9. He also forbade burying the dead inside mosques, for it too is one of the primary ways that leads to shirk. He prayed on his deathbed: “O Allaah! Do not make my grave an idol that is worshipped.” (Muwatta’)
    He forbade worshipping Allaah at places where shirk occurs.
    The Prophet also prohibited the Muslims from excessively praising him, as this is one of the ways to shirk.
  • 10. He (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) said: “Do not excessively praise me as the Christians did with Jesus the Son of Mary. Rather, I am only the slave of Allaah and His messenger.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
    The Prophet also forbade image-making, which is how shirk began in history. Thus by stopping this, he (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) blocked one of the paths to shirk. The most severely punished on the Day of Judgement will be those who tried to imitate Allaah’s creation. (Bukhari)
  • 11. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) commanded the companions to level all graves (which are raised with monuments built on them) and destroy images that they came across. Ali ibn Abi Taalib told Abu’l-Hayyaj al-Asadi to do this. (Saheeh Muslim).
    During the Battle of Hunayn when some of the new Muslims wanted a ‘Dhaat Anwaat’ as the mushriks had one.
  • 12. Ash-Shawkaanee said:
    “Shirk is to make du’a to other than Allaah in matters in which only Allaah should be asked, or to believe that a certain object has powers that only Allaah has, or to intend to please an object with an act that should only be done for Allaah.”
  • 13. Therefore, shirk involves believing in a partner along with Allaah. Such a ‘partner’ could be in lordship (ruboobiyyah) or in worship (uloohiyyah) or in attributes (asmaa’ wa’s-sifaat).
    The essence of shirk involves giving Allaah’s rights to other that Him.
    To therefore claim that a certain object or deity has the power to bless one with one’s needs is shirk.
    To prostrate or make du’a to other than Allaah is also shirk.
  • 14. To claim that any created object knows everything, or can hear any plea directed to it, is shirk. Whenever any specific right of Allaah is given to any other object, whether that object be a living being or an inanimate object, real or imagined, shirk has taken place.
  • 15. Tawheed Came Before Shirk:
    Human beings were created upon the pure worship of Allaah, before they deviated into the practice of shirk and there are many proofs for this. Allaah created humans with a natural inclination (fitrah) which is ingrained in everyone, and guides people about right and wrong.
  • 16. It is due to this that all peoples know that murder, lying an stealing are evil actions and that looking after people, being kind to parents are good acts. This fitrah was placed in every single person at the time of Adam’s creation. When Allaah created Adam and the progeny of Adam, He made a covenant with them. The covenant is known as the mithaaq in Arabic, and it specified that only Allaah is the true Lord deserving of worship.
  • 17. Allaah says,
    “And mention when your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendents and made them testify of themselves, (saying to them), “Am I not your Lord?” They said “Yes, we have testified.” (This) – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, “Indeed, we were of this unaware.”
    {al-A’raaf (7): 172}
  • 18. The mithaaq is referred to in the hadeeth where the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) narrated that Allaah said: “I have created My servants, all of them, pure (and inclined towards worship), but the Shayaateen came and diverted them from the religion. They prohibited them from matters that I allowed and commanded them to associate partners with Me…” (Saheeh Muslim).
  • 19. The mithaaq is ingrained into the subconscious of human beings, even though they do not remember it. Allaah’s prophets delivered the message of the pure worship of Allaah, which is in the fitrah. So when a person hears the prophet’s message, she/he becomes inclined towards it, as it conforms with her/his natural way.
  • 20. The Prophet (sallallaahualayhiwassallam) said: “Every child is born upon the fitrah; then his parents make him a Jew or a Christian.” (Bukhaaree)
    IbnQayyim(raheemahullaah) wrote: “The fitrah is open to knowledge of Islaam and the love of Islaam. The fitrah necessitates acknowledgement and love (of Allaah)…so every single child is born in a state in which he or she acknowledges the Lordship (of Allaah). So if the child were left without any preventive factors, he would not turn away from the fitrah to anything else.” (Shifaa al-’Aleel).
  • 21. The People of Nooh
    The distinguished scholar of hadeeth Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (raheemahullaah) stated “It is established in Islaam and the Sharee’ah that mankind in the beginning was a single nation upon true tawheed then shirk gradually overcame them. The basis for this is the saying of Allaah,
    “Mankind was one Ummah then Allah sent the Prophets as bringers of good tidings and warners”
    {al-Baqarah (2): 213}
  • 22. Ibn Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said “between Prophet Nooh (Noah) and Aadam, peace be upon them both, were ten generations, all of them were upon the Sharee’ah of truth, but then they differed. So Allaah sent Prophets to bring good news and also warn their people.”
    Shaykh al-Albaanee then went on to say that this refutes the philosophers and atheists who claim that the natural basis of man is Shirk, and that Tawheed evolved in man!
  • 23. The Opposing Views (Evolution Model)
    Religion began with humanity worshipping the forces of nature due to their amazement at the cataclysmic and devastating effects of their environments and the natural world. Thus, thunder, lightening, earthquakes, volcanoes etc were believed to be conceived of supernatural beings. Thus, humans sought ways to appease the beings through rites, rituals, prayers and sacrifices.
  • 24. The native North Americans, who believe in spirits of the river and of the forest, are used as examples of this early stage in the evolution of religion, known as Animism. Eventually Diathesis emerged in which all of the supernatural powers were confined in two main gods, usually a god of good and a god of evil.
  • 25. According to the evolutionists, an example of this stage can be seen in the religion of the Zoroastrians of Persia. When tribes gave way to nations, tribal gods in turn gave way to a national god and monotheism was supposedly born. Thus, according to this view, monotheism has no divine origin.
  • 26. It was merely a by-product of the evolution of early man’s superstitions based on the lack of scientific knowledge.
  • 27. What’s the evidence against this?
    The evidence which proves that humanity’s monotheistic concept of One God degenerated into idol-worship, man-worship, saint worship, and minor gods is extensive. Islaam believes that human beings started out as worshipping God alone then after deviated into various forms of polytheism as have just been mentioned. Islaam holds that God sent Messengers to all the tribes and nations of the Earth to guide them back to the path of monotheism.
  • 28. “We (Allaah) indeed sent to every nation Messengers (saying) “worship Allaah and leave aside Taghoot (false deities)”
    {an-Nahl (16): 36}
  • 29. Thus, we find amongst all of the so-called primitive tribes that have been discovered, the belief in One Supreme God. The central America Mayans believe in One God who created everything, whom they call ‘Itzamna,’ [1] the Mende peoples of Sierra Leone in West Africa believe in One God who created the universe and spirits who they call ‘Ngewo,’[2][1] John Hinnels, Dictionary of Religions (Penguin Books: 1884), p. 93
    [2] ibid, p.210
  • 30. in the ancient Babylon the main deity of the city, ‘Marduk,’[1] was seen as the Supreme God. In Hinduism, ‘Brahman’ is the impersonal Eternal Absolute One God having no beginning and no end.[2][1] ibid, p.204
    [2] ibid, p.68
  • 31. In the Yoruba religion, followed by over 10 million people in West Africa (mainly Nigeria), there is One Supreme God, Olorius/Olodumare (The Lord of the Heavens). Nevertheless, modern Yoruba religion is characterised by a multitude of Orisha worship rites which thus render the religion closer to polytheism.
  • 32. One of the first Western scholars to acknowledge the significance of the trend from monotheism to extreme polytheism was Stephen Langdon of Oxford.
  • 33. Wilhelm Schmidt discovered in his studies that he found the primitive cultures at the lowest cultural levels had the purer concepts of God. According to Schmidt we find this form of belief among the Pygmies of central Africa, the south-eastern Australian Aborigines, the native Americas of north-central California, the primitive Algonquians, and to a certain extent the Koryaks and Ainu.
  • 34. Sameul Zwemer spoke of the monotheistic character of the Bushmen, as well as many peoples of the Arctic cultures which he maintained is “Clear…even to a cursory examination.”[1][1] Samuel Zwemer, “The Origin of Religion – By Evolution or by Revelation,” (Trans. Vict. Institute, Volume 67; 1937) p. 189
  • 35. Dangers of Shirk
    1. Shirk is the only unforgivable sin in the sight of Allaah,
    “Indeed, Allaah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whomever He wills.”
    {an-Nisaa (4): 116}
  • 36. If a person dies practicing shirk, or not having repented from it, they will not be forgiven.
    2. Shirk prohibits a person from entering Paradise,
    “Indeed, he who associates others with Allaah – Allaah has forbidden him Paradise.”
    {al-Maa’idah (5): 72}
  • 37. 3. Shirk is so evil that it destroys all of a person’s good deeds,
    “And it was already revealed to you and to those before you that if you should associate (anything) with Allaah, your work would surely become worthless, and you would surely be among the losers.”
    {az-Zumar (39): 65}
  • 38. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) said “Do not commit shirk with Allaah, even if you are cut into pieces, or burnt.” (Ibn Maajah)
  • 39. Knowing Shirk
    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman said “The companions would ask the Prophet about good, but I would ask about evil as I was scared that I might fall into it.” (Muslim)
    A poet said,
    Learn evil so as to avoid it,
    Whoever does not know evil from good, will fall into it (i.e. evil)
  • 40. Categories of Shirk
    Shirk is not of one type and can be put into different categories which each look at shirk from a different view:
    FIRST: a category that looks at shirk in relation to tawheed.
    SECOND: a category that looks at shirk from its various levels.
    THIRD: apparent or hidden shirk.
  • 41. Shirk in the Categories of Tawheed
    1. Shirk in Ruboobiyyah. As Tawheed ar-Ruboobiyyah means affirming the Existence and Actions of Allaah, there are a number of ways in which shirk can take place in it.
    Shirk by denial:
    Denying that creation has a Creator.
    Denying the perfect existence of Allaah by denying His Names and Attributes.
  • 42. Denying all of Allaah’s Names and Attributes is denial of Allaah’s Lordship, even if a person verbally acknowledges the existence of Allaah. Everything that exists must be characterised by certain attributes that distinguish it from other things.
    iii. Denying the rights that He is entitled to such as claiming that Allaah is one with creation or that the universe is eternal.
  • 43. This is like the theory of wahdatul-wujood (unity of existence) perinialism and pantheism. Such as the sufisIbnArabi and al-Hallaaj and other extremist sufis.
    b. Shirk by affirmation – when one affirms another creator or lord besides Allaah. Certain extreme quasi-Islamic sects fall into this when they consider that their religious leaders can control the universe; and have the power to give life & death.
  • 44. 2. Shirk in Uloohiyyah
    Tawheed in Uloohiyyah means that acts of worship are directed to Allaah only. Thus, to direct any act of worship to other than Allaah is an example of shirk in Uloohiyyah. Examples of acts of worship that are due only to Allaah are du’aa, prayer, prostration, vows and oaths. Shirk in Uloohiyyah is the most common type of shirk amongst people.
  • 45. 3. Shirk in Asmaa wa’s-Sifaat
    Tawheed al-Asmaa wa’s-Sifaat involves affirming for Allaah the Most beautiful Names and Perfect Attributes. So shirk within this category can take place in a number of ways:
    By comparing Allaah to the creation.
    By comparing creation to Allaah, when creation is given the Names and Attributes that belong solely to Allaah. So to claim that a certain saint knows everything, or can hear the plea of any worshipper, is in fact shirk is Asmaa wa’s-Sifaat.
  • 46. c. By deriving the names of idols from Allaah’s names, this was the practice of the Jaahiliyyah Arabs.
    The Qur’aan mentions shirk in these three categories, Allaah says,
    “Say, (O Muhammad), “Invoke those you claim (as deities) besides Allaah.” they do not possess an atom’s weight (of ability) in the heavens or on the earth, and they do not have therein any partnership (with Him), nor is there for Him from among them any assistant.”
    {Saba’ (34): 22}
  • 47. A verse which mentions shirk in Uloohiyyah is,
    “So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate (yushrik) in the worship of his Lord anyone.”
    {al-Kahf (18): 110}
  • 48. Shirk in Asmaa wa’s-Sifaat is also negated frequently in the Qur’aan,
    “And He does not share in His legislation with anyone”
    {al-Kahf (18): 26}
    “And there is no equal to him”
    {al-Ikhlaas (112): 4}
  • 49. Major and Minor Shirk
    In the Qur’aan and sunnah, it can be seen that shirk is not all of one level. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, “The matter I fear for you most is minor shirk – riya (showing off).” (Musnad Ahmad)
  • 50. Major shirk is that of making partners with Allaah. Minor shirk is that which does not expel one from Islaam. Examples are showing off, giving an oath by using a name other than Allaah’s Names (such as swearing “by jove”, by one’s parents, or one’s honour – this exalts an object that is not worthy), and attributing occurrences to creation by saying for example, “were it not for the policeman, we would have been robbed.”
  • 51. Causes of Shirk
    Exaggeration – Going to extremes with regards to pious people and objects. Raising their status and transgressing the bounds. The Prophet said “Beware of extremism, for the people before you were destroyed due to it.” (Musnad Ahmad)
    Ibn Qayyim said: “Of the primary causes of idol-worship is the exaggeration of the created. So a person is raised above his actual status until he is worshipped.”
  • 52. Callers to Evil – who influence people with false arguments and eloquence.
    Following Ancestors and Culture – one of the main causes of shirk is due to many people not questioning the beliefs of their forefathers, or the religion of their society. Allaah says,
    “And when it is said to them: ‘Follow what has been revealed by Allaah’, they respond, ‘Rather, we will follow what we found our forefathers doing.”
    {al-Baqarah (2): 170}
  • 53. Shaytaan beautifies shirk, and acts of shirk thus become romanticised.
    Incorrect comparisons – the first to do this was Iblees when he felt that he was better than Adam, merely because he was created from fire and Adam was created from clay.
    Comparing the creation to the Creator, by giving any object of creation attributes that belong solely to Allaah.
    Comparing the Creator to the created.
  • 54. For example, some say “Just like an average person cannot approach a king except through a minister or aide, so too it is not possible for a sinful person’s du’a to be answered until he goes through a Prophet or saint.” Thus, Allaah is compared to a king!? This analogy is in fact a proof against those who try to use it!
    3. Comparing pious people to prophets. Some people try to seek “blessings” or “barakah” from ‘saints’ or ‘marabouts’ or ‘pirs’ or ‘shaykhs’. Yet this was a special matter exclusive to the Prophet, the companions did not attempt to seek blessings from Aboo Bakr, ‘Umar or any of the major companions.
  • 55. 4.Comparing the life of dead prophets with the life of the living. The belief that prophets are alive in their graves continuing a life similar to the life of this world drives many people to ask dead prophets (alayhim-salaam) for favours and du’as. The type of life that a prophet enjoys after his death is completely different to the one that we experience in this world, to say that they are the same leads to shirk. There is no evidence that the prophets can hear conversations that take place at their graves.
  • 56. The only matter that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) stated reaches him after death is the sending of salutations upon him, for Allaah has assigned special angels to bring him these salaams. Other than that there is no evidence that requests reach him as well, henceforth, none of the companions ever requested any matter from him after his death.
  • 57. A Common Doubt
    “How can you compare the Prophet or AbdulQaadir al-Jeelaanee to idols?”
    The response to this is in emphasising the fact that shirk is not dependent upon who is worshipped, but the fact that other than Allaah is being worshipped.
  • 58. To Conclude,
    A Request…
    Please forward this to all the believers in your Address Book
    FOR ...
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  • 59. Ye are the best of peoples,
    evolved for mankind,
    enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong,
    and believing in God. …
    Holy Qur'an 3:110
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  • 60. Insha Allah, we will continue our discussion about the position of Prophets of Allah Subhanahuwataála in our next presentation.
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