All the gods of the pagans are demons"
~ Psalms ~

Dear Sons and Daughters of Ishmael:

As a former Muslim you have certainly read the Koran, and quite probably learned to memorize it in childhood.

So I have some questions:

1. According to the Koran it is blasphemy to call God “Father” or “Abba”?

2. Does the prophet Mohammad recognize God as Father?

3. What about the Holy Spirit? Is the Holy Spirit present in the Koran?

A friend of mine said that he used to believe that Muslims worship the same God as is worshipped by Christians and Jews until he read the Koran. There is no Father, no Son, nor an Eternal Holy Spirit in Islam. God does not beget anything only creates, thus any mention of God as Father is heresy in Islam. This is at odds with Judaism as well which views the Hebrew race as being begotten by God as they passed thru the red sea.

4. Is God Love in Islam?

Muslims struggle to understand the Christian Trinity. What they fail to see is that love by its very essence is unthinkable without a union, association. If God were one Person, then in relation to whom would His Love be revealed? To the world? But we don’t love in general, Love is always particular – a personal involvement with somebody.

Thus, Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:31) Jesus didn’t say: “Love your neighbors as yourself.”

The point is that the "highest and boundlessness" love of God to humankind demands as high an object. The Fathers of the Christian Church provided the answer to this difficulty by creating the mystery of the Triune God.

The rationale was: since the love of God has never been inactive, without expression, the three persons of the Trinity from eternity live one with another in continuous intimacy. In the words of Saint Augustine: "The mystery of the Christian Trinity is the mystery of Godly love. You see the Trinity, if you see love."

In Islam Jesus the Christ is not a son of God and anyone who claims the title is blasphemous this would include Old Testament prophets that have used it. What I didn’t know is that in the Koran Christ is not even a Hebrew! (My friend’s interpretation) True of False?

The Koran implies that Christ was a Greek immigrant to Nazareth. If that is so, would you please indicate in which verses of the Koran is that implied. Hence the modern Muslim belief that Allah sends a prophet to every race from his own, Jesus must have been Greek.

Hilarious if truth!

It is possible, however, to draw the conclusion that the Moslem's idea of who Jesus Christ was is related to the heretical teaching of Nestorians. To them Jesus the man was "overshadowed" by the Spirit of God and thus was a prophet (a lesser prophet than Mohammad however) of the "one God.”

This is not too far off the Nestorian teaching that Jesus was born a man who was later "possessed" as it were by the Spirit of God, which leads people to believe that Islam is a heretical version of Christianity.

With Warmest Regards,

Your Friend Claudia

Views: 35

Tags: Christianity, Islam, Koran, Religion

Comment by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on February 5, 2011 at 1:43pm
St. John of Damascus says of Islam:

".... Being a forerunner of the Antichrist. They are descended from Ishmael, who was born to Abraham of Agar, and for this reason they are called both Agarenes and Ishmaelites. They are also called Saracens, which is derived from Sarras kenoi, or destitute of Sara, because of what Agar said to the angel: ‘Sara hath sent me away destitute.’ These used to be idolaters and worshiped the morning star and Aphrodite, whom in their own language they called Khabár, which means great. And so down to the time of Heraclius they were very great idolaters. From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the Old and New Testaments and likewise, it seems, having conversed with an Arian monk, devised his own heresy. Then, having insinuated himself into the good graces of the people by a show of seeming piety, he gave out that a certain book had been sent down to him from heaven. He had set down some ridiculous compositions in this book of his and he gave it to them as an object of veneration."
Comment by Albert Bakker on February 5, 2011 at 2:53pm

As with the historical Jesus, nothing is known about the historical Mohammed. We don't know exactly the origin of the Koranic verses, the soera and so we don't know anything they said, we don't even know if they actually ever existed.

We can only argue about what estimates of plausibilities we attribute to certain theories and I'm not going wasting my time on that anymore.

I wouldn't want to accept St. John of Damascus as a reliable source on the historicity of Mohammed or think of him as a great authority on lineages of ethnic groups.  Also if there was a Mohammed he didn't have a book. The first written Koranic texts (Samarkand codex) were collected by Uthman 20 years after Mohammed's death. This would still be before John of Damascus' time, attributing not to his trustworthiness as a source about a Mohammed biography.

Comment by Hope on February 5, 2011 at 6:36pm

Historians have different views of the story of the Arian monk Bahira ,, they were not sure whether he was Arian or Nestorian or when did he met Muhammad...


The aim of Islam IS the aim of those monks and priests which is to punish Jews..

 


So, they made that heresy "Islam".. claiming that Allah wants to punish Jews because of what they did to the Messiah Jesus. 



About your questions:


1. According to the Koran it is blasphemy to call God “Father” or “Abba”?

-It is blasphemy to call Allah as father of Jesus.. lol, but in Islam they have a lot of things which are not acceptable!

 

2. Does the prophet Mohammad recognize God as Father?

-Muhammad can’t consider Allah as a father because he is afraid of him, not sure if he'll go to heaven or not.

 

3. What about the Holy Spirit? Is the Holy Spirit present in the Koran?
-The Holy Spirit is that angel called Gabriel, who strangled Muhammad When he was in the cave...You know monks like caves..


# Is God Love in Islam?
Allah loves himself :) lol

He is ordering Muslims to kill themselves in order to satisfy his ego!

 

Comment by Hope on February 5, 2011 at 6:55pm

 

There are phrases of love in the Makian Surahs “Chapters” of the Koran because at that time of the revelation in Mecca, he was surrounded by Christians who supported him and inspired him with that love that they have learned from the Bible..


that's how Islam got it's inspiration of love from Christianty.



But at that time of the Madanian revelation, the Koran turned to violence and hatred, because Muhammad was surrounded by Jews who rejected him.

 

>In Mecca pagans mocked of Muhammad and Christians supported him..


>In Madina Jews mocked of Muhammad and his s
word supported him ..

 

 
Comment by Aliqs Suguitan on February 6, 2011 at 9:59am

Has anyone studied the holy Qur'an? If you did tell me that this is true.

Where the Sharia law can be imposed, an atheist or any non Muslim infidel has 3 options:

1. To convert to Islam, and do all a Muslim must do, including: Pray 5 times a day; Stone to death any adulatress;  Chop off the hand of thief;  Praccctice Taqiyya against all infidels; etc.;

2. If you would rather not convert but remain non Muslim - to pay the ridiculously high infidel tax, meaning to pay the equivalent of half your land's produce or half your income; or

3. If you would neither convert nor pay the tax for non Muslims, then your 3rd option is to die.

Tell me it is true that the Qur'an requires the above, and a Muslim must believe this, as long as he/she remains a Muslim. The Sharia, being from God, is the highest law, and no man-made law can ever contradict nor supplant it.  Finally, is it true that the punishment for a Muslim who leaves the faith is death?

Comment by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on February 9, 2011 at 6:33pm
To Adriana:

An European identity in the western world - even when we were born in America - derives totally from his/her understanding of Christianity, professing the faith or not.

For me the statement “I am Christian” is no different from the statement “I am Italian.” At the most basic level, when I say, “I am Christian,” I am defining myself by my roots. But while I am not declaring myself the daughter of my parents and the descendent of Italian immigrants, the core values of Christianity is the foundation of our identity, the base upon which all other aspect of my Self will be balanced.
Comment by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on February 9, 2011 at 6:34pm
"You always have to do with what you’re inherited, your tradition and language. I know I’m white and male and a Christian and I know the situation in which I find myself, which provides me with my resources and my limits. I concede that, if I were born somewhere else in some other time, I would believe different things.”
~ John D. Caputo ~

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