Answering Some Questions Asked by Christians
Fatwa No: 83730

Question

I live in a country where the majority, in fact all of them are Christian. I am married to Christian lady and she is almost ready to convert to be Muslim. But there are some points I am not able to answer her based on religious and logical approaches:- What do we answer the Christian when they claim that Jesus is the son of God, that God sacrifice his only beloved son for the sake of the whole humanity and to clear their sins?- What does the Bible say about our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and is the Bible the words of God as they claim?- Is it written in the Bible about Islam? Will it be the last religion with the last Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and is it mentioned in the Bible also that Islam contains all the previous religions? - If the Bible is a holy book why do Muslims not recognize Christianity? Please note that I am relating most of the points to the Bible because I discuss all the time with the family of my wife and they always refer to their Bible so, I need to know so that I will be able to answer them correctly.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Muslims believe that the Injeel (Gospel) which Allah has sent down on Jesus (‘Eesa)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is a sacred book and word of Allah, but the Christians distorted it and added things to it. Muslims believe that Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is a servant of Allah and His Messenger, and Allah supported him by signs and clear miracles. They also believe that Jesus has been created from a mother only. However, this does not mean, as the Christians believe, that he is the son of Allah. Allah created Adam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention without a father and without a mother. Eve was created from a father only (she was created from a rib of Adam), and no mother. A Christian or other, could say that both Adam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention and Eve are the children of Allah; one has to know that the word "Father" means the Creator and Preparer in the New Testament.

In chapter five of the Gospel of Matthew Messiah Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention said: "Blessed be the peace makers! They are called the children of God. But, the Christians did not say that the peace makers are the children of God."

Also Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention said in the Gospel of Yuhanna: 'I beseech Father.' In addition, Paul (the Jewish malignant against the Christians, who converted to Christianity to spoil it from inside) was the first to change fatherhood to the bodily fatherhood, as people record on birth certificates. And what is more amazing and strange is that the Gospels used today by Christians differ concerning the lineage of Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

According to Matthew's Gospel, Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention lineage is traced back to: Yusuf the son of Ya’qoob, and finally to Sulaymaan Ibn Dawood, may Allaah exalt all their mention. While the lineage of Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention is traced back to: Yusuf  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention the son of Haly and finally to Nuthan Ibn Dawood  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

The Gospel of Matthew mentioned 27 persons as Jesus’s  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention fathers till Dawood, while they are 42 in Luka's Gospel.

In addition, is it decent to say that Jesus's  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention father is Joseph the carpenter? This constitutes a clear accusation against Mary, may Allaah exalt her mention, of committing Zina. This is a Jewish deformation. Then, how could Jesus be the son of God and the son of Joseph the carpenter at the same time? In fact, it is more appropriate to trace Jesus’s  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention lineage to his mother, Mary, as mentioned in the Quran.

In his book "Ith-haar al-Haq" (Clarifying the The Truth) Rahmatullah al-Hindi (a Muslim scholar) mentioned that the Bible includes: (1) 125 differences and contradictions, (2) 110 mistakes, (3) 45 pieces of evidence showing word distortion through additions, and (4) 20 pieces of evidence presenting word distortion through omission.

These points show clearly that the Gospels are contradictory. Thus, we advise you to consult the book of Rahmatullah al-Hindi to find out the Truth.

Muslims believe that Allah, The Great and Al-Mighty, has raised Jesus  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention to Himself and that Jews could not kill or crucify him. They also believe that Jesus will descend at the end of times on earth to establish justice, fight tyranny, and kill the Anti-Christ.

As for the good tidings in the Gospel that indicate the coming of Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) before the advent of Islam, then Shaykh Abdul-Majeed az-Zindaani (may Allah keep him safe) while writing about such a subject in his book "Al-Bishaaraat Bi-Muhammad fi al-kutub as-Samaawiyyah as-Saabiqah (Glad tidings about Muhammad in the Previous Divine Books) said that chapter 22 of Barnabas Gospel states that: 'This (state of trickery and falsehood) will remain until the advent of Muhammad, Allah's Messenger, when such a deception will be unveiled to those who believe in Allah's Sharee’ah.

For more information, please refer to the book entitled 'What the Bible says about Muhammad' by Shaykh Ahmad Deedat  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him.

Allah knows best.

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