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The Koran – The sacred text of Islam, divided into 114 chapters or Suras: revered as the literal word of God, dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel, and accepted as the foundation of Islamic law, religion, culture and politics.  Muhammad never wrote down his revelations and quoted them to people as he received them over a period of 23 years.  About one year after Muhammad’s death, especially in battle of Yamamah (ad 633) (a battle between Muhammad’s followers and followers of another arabic prophet) many of those who had heard “revelations” of Muhammad were killed.  So the word went out to find all the writings that were carved in wood, on paper, etc.;  suffice it to say there are problems even identifying what Muhammad claimed to have heard from the angel.

 

The Hadith – The entire body of traditional accounts of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions. And of course Islam accepts the Bible (which they claim has been corrupted from the original) These are the Holy writings of Islam.

 

I have read two Korans, the last one translated by Sale and several books about Islam.  The unforgivable sin of Islam is to believe in the Trinity.  The unpardonable sin of “Shirk”.  (Sura 4:157-158)  The “Satanic verses” originally said, “Did you consider al-hat and al-uzza and al-manat, the third, the other?  Those are the swans exalted; their intercession is expected; their likes are not neglected.”  Naturally this is “embarrassing” to Islam—which claims God is one, alone and solitary.  And only prayer to Allah is allowed.  Muhammad had a later revelation which changed this to what is now in current Koran—Sura 53:21-23.

 

Islam denies God had a Son.  It denies Jesus died on the cross for sin.  Islam is entirely a works salvation religion, with NO Hope.  It is entirely fatalistic and the only hope offered is perhaps at judgment day Allah “may” allow you into paradise.  When questioning Muslims about their faith and when they have been backed into a corner, they reply “only in Arabic can you understand the message of the Koran”.  They are trying to control the world—make no mistake about it.  Since they are not sending missionaries world-wide teaching Arabic, I can only conclude their “purpose of mission” is other than caring about a person’s welfare before God.

A Few Questions for Muslims

 First, since you claim to accept the Bible as authority but claim it has been corrupted from the original, as many cults claim also, what verses are corrupt and when and specifically how were they corrupted,  where is your proof?  I do not mean this sarcastically  I just want an explanation—seriously. 

 Secondly, did God really turn some Jews into rats and pigs and monkeys?  The Prophet said, “a group of Israelites were lost.  Nobody knows what they did.  But I do not see them except that they were cursed and transformed into rats, for if you put the milk of a she-camel in front of a rat it will not drink it.  But if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will drink it.”

 (1)    it was illegal for the Israelites to eat the meat or drink the milk of camels while they were allowed to eat the meat and drink the milk of sheep.  The prophet inferred from the rat’s habit that some of the Israelites had been transformed into rats. 

(2)    Later on the prophet was informed through inspiration about the fate of those Israelites:  They were transformed into pigs and monkeys.  The Hadith, Volume IV, No. 524, page 333

Thirdly, does Satan live in our noses?  “Satan stays in the upper part of the nose all night” (The Hadith Bukhari Vol IV no 516).   Footnote:  We should believe that Satan actually stays in the upper parts of one’s nose, though we cannot perceive how, for this is related to the unseen world of which we know nothing except what Allah tells us through his Apostle Mohammed.

Muslim Vol I no. 462 states,  “Abu Hurairu reported:  The apostle of Allah said, ‘When any of you awakes from sleep and performs ablution, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose.’”

I have many other questions about Muslim sacred writing but space forbids me to continue here.

Scriptures show who Jesus is: 

And when I saw him I fell at his feet as dead.  And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear Not; I am the first and the last:  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and death.  Revelation 1:17, 18.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.  Revelation 5:9, 10. 

I, Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  Revelation 22:16.

 

Islam finds itself under God’s curse.  “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  He which testifieth these things saith, “Surely I come quickly”.  Amen.  Even so, Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:18&19).   

My message to Muslims is Jesus died for your sins, just like everyone else, and I pray God will give you the grace to believe and receive the real Jesus.  He is right there waiting for you.