Koran confirms Scriptures

To Moses We gave the Scriptures and after him We sent other apostles, We gave Jesus son of Mary veritable signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit.......

Al-Baqarah    The Cow 2:87


And now (referring to the Koran) a Book confirming their own has come to them from Allah, they deny it, although they know it to be the truth and have long prayed for help against the unbelievers.  Allah’s curse be upon the infidels!

Al-Baqarah    The Cow 2:89


Koran confirms Scriptures – Torah and Gospel

He has revealed to you the Book (Koran) with the Truth, confirming the Scriptures which preceded it; for He has

already revealed the Torah and the Gospel for the guidance of mankind, and the distinction between right and wrong.  Those that deny Allah’s revelations shall be sternly punished.  Allah is mighty and capable of revenge.

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans    3:3-4


How can the Koran confirm Scriptures and the Gospel when it changes the message by rewriting the stories?   That is no way to confirm anything.



We have sent Our apostles with veritable signs, and through them have brought down scriptures and the scales of justice, so that men might conduct themselves with fairness.  We have sent down iron, with its mighty strength and diverse uses for mankind, so that Allah may recognize those who aid Him, though unseen, and help His apostles.  Powerful is Allah, and mighty.


We sent forth Noah and Abraham, and bestowed on their offspring prophethood and the Scriptures.  Some were rightly guided, but many were evil doers.  After them We sent other apostles, and after those Jesus son of Mary.  We gave him the Gospel, and put compassion and mercy in the hearts of his followers.  As for monasticism, they instituted it themselves (for We had not enjoined it on them)  seeking thereby to please Allah; but they did not observe it faithfully.  We rewarded only those who were true believers;  for many of them were evil doers.

Al-Hadid   Iron    57:25-27

Another Gospel

The Bible warns us to guard against people coming with another gospel, spirit, another Christ and another Jesus.


2 Corinthians 11:3-4   

 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive another spirit which you have not received, or another gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up with it!


For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15      NKJV


I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.

Galatians 1:6-8     NKJV


The Bible gives both evidence and reason.


1 Corinthians 15:3-9    NKJV

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. 9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.


Romans 1:1-4    NKJV

1:1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God 2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.


Mary and Angel

And remember the angels' words to Mary.  They said:  "Allah has chosen you.  He has made you pure and exalted you above womankind.  Mary, be obedient to your Lord;  bow down and worship with the worshippers."


This is an account of divine secret.  We reveal it to you.  You were not present when they cast lots to see which of them should have charge of Mary; nor were you present when they argued about her. 

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans 3:42-44


The angels said to Mary:  "Allah bids you rejoice in a Word from Him.  His name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary.  He shall be noble in this world and in the world to come, and shall be one of those who are favored.  He shall preach to men in his cradle and in the prime of manhood, and shall lead a righteous live." 

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans 3:45-46


"Lord," she said, "how can I bear a child when no man has touched me? 


He replied:  "Even thus.  Allah creates whom He will.  When He decrees a thing, He need only say" "Be," and it is.  He will instruct him in the Scriptures and in wisdom, in the Torah and in the Gospel, and send him forth as an apostle to the Israelites.  He will say, "I bring you a sign from your Lord.  From clay I will make for you the likeness of a bird.  I shall breath into it and, by Allah's leave, it shall become a living bird.  By Allah's leave I shall heal the blind man and the leper, and raise the dead to life.  I shall tell you what to eat and what to store up in your houses.  Surely that will be a sign for you, if you are true believers.  I come to confirm the Torah which preceded me and to make lawful for you some of the things you are forbidden.  I bring you a sign from your Lord:  therefore fear Allah and obey me.  Allah is my Lord and your Lord:  therefore serve Him.  That is a straight path." 

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans 3:47-51


Mary and Angel

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary.  And having come in, the angel said to her,


"Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!"  But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was.  Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.  And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."


Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?"


And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.  Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible."


Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.  

Luke 1:26-38   NKJV


(Notice that Mary was in Nazareth and betrothed, not in Jerusalem where Zacharias was serving as priest in the Temple.  Also, Jesus is the Holy One, and Son of God, not an apostle).

Mary and Jesus

And you shall recount in the book the story of Mary:  how she left her people and betook herself to a solitary place to the east.


We sent her Our spirit in the semblance of a full-grown man.  And when she saw him she said:  “May the Merciful defend me from you!  If you fear the Lord, [leave me and go your way].”


“I am but your Lord’s emissary,” he replied, “and have come to give you a holy son.”


How shall I bear a child,” she answered, “when I have neither been touched by any man nor ever been unchaste?”


“Thus did your Lord speak,” he replied.  “That is easy enough for Me.  He shall be a sign to mankind and a blessing from Our self.  Our decree shall come to pass.


Thereupon she conceived him, and retired to a far-off place.  And when she felt the throes of childbirth she lay down by the trunk of a palm tree, crying:  “Oh, would that I had died before this and passed into oblivion!”


But a voice from below cried out to her:  “Do not despair.  Your Lord has provided a brook that runs at your feet, and if you shake the trunk of the palm tree it will drop fresh ripe dates in your lap.  Therefore eat and drink and rejoice;  and should you meet any mortal say to him:  “I have vowed a fast to the Merciful and will not speak with any man today.”


Carrying the child, she came to her people, who said to her:  “Mary, this is indeed a strange thing!  Sister of Aaron, your father was never a whore-monger, nor was your mother a harlot.”


She made a sign to them, pointing to the child.  But they replied:  “How can we speak with a babe in the cradle?”


Whereupon he spoke and said:  “I am the servant of Allah.  He has given me the Book and ordained me a prophet.  His blessing is upon me wherever I go, and He has exhorted me to be steadfast in prayer and to give alms as long as I shall live.  He has exhorted me to honor my mother and has purged me of vanity and wickedness.  Blessed was I on the day I was born, and blessed I shall be on the day of my death and on the day I shall be raised to life.”


Such was Jesus son of Mary.  That is the whole truth, which they still doubt.  Allah forbid that He Himself should beget a son!  When He decrees a thing He need only say:  “Be,” and it is.

Maryam    Mary 19:16-35


Mary and Jesus

And of the woman who kept her chastity.  We breathed into her of Our spirit, and made her and her son a sign to all mankind.

Al-Anbiyaa     The Prophets   21:91


Jesus and Mary

We made the son of Mary and his mother a sign to mankind, and gave them a shelter on a peaceful hill side watered by a fresh spring.

Al-Muminun      The Believers  23:50



Mary visited Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-56    NKJV

39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord."

46 And Mary said:

"My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. 50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty. 54 He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, 55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever." 

56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.


Birth of Jesus

Matthew 1:18-25    NKJV

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." 22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." 24 Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, 25 and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name JESUS.


Luke 2:1-7    NKJV

2:1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. 4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. 6 So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.


Angels and Shepherds

Luke 2:8-20    NKJV

8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger." 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:


14 "Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" 


15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us." 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.


Circumcision of Jesus

Luke 2:21    NKJV

21 And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.


Wise men from the east

Matthew 2:1-12     NKJV

2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:


6 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,

Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;

For out of you shall come a Ruler

Who will shepherd My people Israel.' "


7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also." 9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.


Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Luke 2:22-35    NKJV

22 Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"), 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons." 



25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said:


29 "Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace,

According to Your word;

30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation

31 Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples,

32 A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles,

And the glory of Your people Israel." 


33 And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, "Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against 35(yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."



Luke 2:36-38    NKJV

36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord, and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.


Luke 2:39-40     NKJV

39 So when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. 40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.



Jesus at age 12 in the Temple

Luke 2:41-52    NKJV

41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 43 When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 44 but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day's journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 45 So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, "Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously." 49 And He said to them, "Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" 50 But they did not understand the statement which He spoke to them.


51 Then He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.


Jesus is like Adam

This revelation, and this wise admonition, We recite to you.  Jesus is like Adam in the sight of Allah.  He created him from the dust and then said to him "Be," and he was.


This is the truth from your Lord: therefore do not doubt it.  To those that dispute with you concerning him after the knowledge you have received, say:  "Come, let us gather our sons and your sons, our wives and your wives, our people and your people.  We will then pray and call down the curse of Allah on every liar."


This is the whole truth.  There is no god but Allah.  Surely it is Allah who is the Mighty, the Wise One.

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans  3:58-62

Jesus the Son of God

And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 

Luke 1:35  NKJV


And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.  John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.' "  And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.  For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.  

John 1:14-18  NKJV


Jesus no more than an apostle - no trinity

People of the Book, do not transgress the bounds of your religion.  Speak nothing but the truth about Allah.  The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was no more than Allah's apostle and His Word which He cast to Mary:  a spirit from Him.  So believe in Allah and His apostles and do not say "Three."  Forbear, and it shall be better for you. Allah is but one God.  Allah forbid that He should have a son!  His is all that the heavens and the earth contain.  Allah is the all sufficient protector.  The Messiah does not disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor do the angels who are nearest to Him.  Those who through arrogance disdain His service shall all be brought before Him.

An-Nisaa     Women 4:171-172


Jesus no more than an apostle

The Messiah, the son of Mary, was no more than an apostle: other apostles passed away before him.  His mother was a saintly woman.  They both ate earthly food.


See how We make plain to them Our revelations.  See how they ignore the truth.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:75



Jesus = God in the Flesh

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

John 1:1-5     NKJV


16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:


God was manifested in the flesh,

Justified in the Spirit,

Seen by angels,

Preached among the Gentiles,

Believed on in the world,

Received up in glory. 

1 Timothy 3:16    NKJV


Jesus the Son of God

Matthew 3:17    NKJV

17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."


Matthew 11:27-28     NKJV

27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.


Matthew 17:5-6     NKJV

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"


Mark 1:11    NKJV

11 Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."


Mark 9:7    NKJV

7 And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"


Luke 3:22    NKJV

22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."


Luke 9:35    NKJV

35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"


Jesus was not killed or crucified

They deny the truth and uttered a monstrous falsehood against Mary.  They declared:  "We have put to death the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, the apostle of Allah."  They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but they thought they did.


Those that disagreed about him were in doubt concerning him; they knew nothing about him that was not sheer conjecture; they did not slay him for certain.  Allah lifted him up to Him;  Allah is mighty and wise.

An-Nisaa     Women 4:156-158

Jesus crucified and confirmed dead

35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:


"They divided My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots." 

Matthew 27:35  NKJV


42 Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent council member, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, coming and taking courage, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 Pilate marveled that He was already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him if He had been dead for some time. 45 And when he found out from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph. 46 Then he bought fine linen, took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen. And he laid Him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses observed where He was laid.

Mark 15:42-47    NKJV


5 But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Matthew 28:5-6    NKJV


Acts 2:22-24    NKJV

22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know-- 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.


Acts 2:36-37    NKJV

36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."


Acts 4:10    NKJV

10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.


Revelation 1:9-18    NKJV

9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." 12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen.


Jesus teaching on lack of faith

When Jesus observed that they had no faith, he said:  "Who will help me in the cause of Allah?"


The disciples replied:  "We are Allah's helpers.  We believe in Allah.  Bear witness that we submit to Him.  Lord, we believe in Your revelations and follow the apostle.  Count us among Your witnesses.

Al-I-Imran    The Imrans  3:52-53

Jesus teaching on lack of faith

But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"  

Mark 4:40   NKJV


So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.  For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says.  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.  

Mark 11:22-24  NKJV


But He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!"  

Luke 8:25  NKJV


Law – Life for life, eye for eye – Confirming Torah and Gospel

We have revealed the Torah, in which there is guidance and light.  By it the prophets who surrendered themselves judged the Jews, and so did the rabbis and divines, according to God's Book which had been committed to their keeping and to which they themselves were witnesses.


Have no fear of man; fear Me, and do not sell My revelations for a paltry sum.  Unbelievers are those who do not judge according to Allah's revelations.


We decreed for them a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a nose for a nose, an ear for an ear, a tooth for a tooth, and a wound for a wound.  But if a man charitably forbears from retaliation, his remission shall atone for him.  Transgressors are those that do not judge according to Allah's revelations.


After them We sent forth Jesus son of Mary, confirming the Torah already revealed, and gave him the Gospel, in which there is guidance and light, corroborating what was revealed before it in the Torah: a guide and an admonition to the righteous.  Therefore let those who follow the Gospel judge according to what Allah has revealed therein.  Evil doers are those that do not judge according to Allah's revelations.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:44-47


And to you We have revealed the Book (Koran) with the truth.  It confirms the Scriptures which came before it and stands as a guardian over them.  Therefore give judgment among men according to Allah's revelations, and do not yield to their whims or swerve from the truth made known to you.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:48

Law – life for life, eye for eye

23 But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,  Exodus 21:23-24  NKJV


19 If a man causes disfigurement of his neighbor, as he has done, so shall it be done to him-- 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; as he has caused disfigurement of a man, so shall it be done to him. 

Leviticus 24:19-20  NKJV


21 Your eye shall not pity; but life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. 

Deuteronomy 19:21  NKJV


38 "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'  39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. 40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.  

Matthew 5:38-42  NKJV


43 "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'  44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.  

Matthew 5:43-48  NKJV


Jesus denies receiving worship as God

One day Allah will gather all the apostles and ask them: "How were you received?"  They shall reply:  "We have no knowledge.  You alone know what is hidden."  Allah will say:  "Jesus son of Mary, remember the favor I bestowed on you and on your mother: how I strengthened you with the Holy Spirit, so that you preached to men in your cradle and in the prime of manhood; how I instructed you in the Book and in wisdom, in the Torah and in the Gospel; how by My leave you fashioned from clay the likeness of a bird and breathed into it so that, by My leave, it became a living bird; how, by My leave, you healed the blind man and the leper, and by My leave restored the dead to life; how I protected you from the Israelites when you had come to them with clear signs:  when those of them who disbelieved declared:  "This is but plain sorcery"; how, when I enjoined the disciples to believe in Me and in My apostle, they replied: "We believe; bear witness that we submit."


"Jesus son of Mary," said the disciples, "Can your Lord send down to us from heaven a table spread with food?"

He replied, "Have fear of Allah, if you are true believers."

"We wish to eat of it," they said, "so that we may reassure our hearts and know that what you said to us is true, and that we may be witnesses of it."


"Lord," said Jesus son of Mary, "send down to us from heaven a table spread with food, that it may mark a feast for the first of us and the last of us: a sign from You.  Give us our sustenance; You are the best provider."


Allah replied:  "I am sending one to you.  But whoever of you disbelieves hereafter shall be punished as no man will ever be punished.


Then Allah will say:  "Jesus son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind:  "Worship me and my mother as gods besides Allah?"


"Glory be to You," he will answer, "I could never have claimed what I have no right to.  If I had ever said so, You would have surely have known it.  You know what is in my mind, but I know not what is in Yours.  You alone know what is hidden.  I told them only what You bade me.  I said: 'Serve Allah, my Lord and your Lord.'  I watched over them while living in their midst, and ever since You look me to Yourself, You have been watching them.  You are the witness of all things.  If You punish them, they surely are Your servants; and if You forgive them, surely You are mighty and wise."


Allah will say: "This is the day when their truthfulness will benefit the truthful.  They shall for ever dwell in gardens watered by running streams.  Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him.  That is the supreme triumph."


Allah has sovereignty over the heavens and the earth and all that they contain.  He has power over all things.

Al-Maidah      The Table 5:109-120

Jesus Son of God deserves worship

27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Matthew 11:27 NKJV


5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"

Matthew 17:5  NKJV


36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

Matthew 24:36   NKJV


22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."

Luke 10:22  NKJV


 29 And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

Luke 22:28-30   NKJV


18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

John 1:18   NKJV


22 For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, 23 that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 5:22-23   NKJV


29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 I and My Father are one."

John 10:29-30   NKJV


6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6   NKJV


24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.

John 15:24-25   NKJV


21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

John 17:21   NKJV


14:1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

John 14:1   NKJV


16 For this reason the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill Him, because He had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working." 18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.

John 5:16-18   NKJV


56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." 57 Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" 58 Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."

John 8:56-58    NKJV


36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God'?

John 10:36-37    NKJV


25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 27 She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world."

John 11:25-27    NKJV


44 Then Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 And he who sees Me sees Him who sent Me.

John 12:44-45    NKJV


7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

John 14:7    NKJV


9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.

John 14:9-11    NKJV


17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Matthew 3:17   NKJV


5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!"

Matthew 17:5   NKJV


11 Then a voice came from heaven, "You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Mark 1:11   NKJV


 7 And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"

Mark 9:6-7   NKJV


 22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased."

Luke 3:21-22   NKJV


35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"

Luke 9:35    NKJV


32 And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 "And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."

John 1:32-34   NKJV


25 Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 27 and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth--those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

John 5:25-29   NKJV


28 Father, glorify Your name." Then a voice came from heaven, saying, "I have both glorified it and will glorify it again."

John 12:28-29   NKJV


Revelation 5:1-14    NKJV

5:1 And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?" 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. 4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals." 6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:

"You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."

11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice:

"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!"

13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:

"Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!"

14 Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!" And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped Him who lives forever and ever.


Allah has begotten no son

They say:  "Allah has begotten a son."  Allah forbid!  Self sufficient is He.  His is all that the heavens and the earth contain.  Surely for this you have no sanction.  Would you say of Allah what you know not?

Yunus     Jonah 10:68


Allah has no son

Say:  “Praise be to Allah who has never begotten a son;  who has no partner in His Kingdom;  who needs none to defend Him from humiliation.”   Proclaim His greatness.

Al-Israa    The Night Journey   17:11


Allah has no son

Praise be to Allah who has revealed the Book to His servant shorn of contradictions and unswerving from the truth, so that he may give warning of the dire scourge from Himself, proclaim to the faithful who do good works that a rich and everlasting recompense awaits them, and admonish those who say that Allah has begotten a son.  Surely of this they could have no knowledge, neither they nor their fathers:  a monstrous blasphemy is that which they utter.  They preach nothing but falsehood.

Al-Kahf     The Cave     18:1-5



Those who say:  “The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,”  preach a monstrous falsehood, at which the very heavens might crack, the earth split asunder, and the mountains crumble to dust.  That they should ascribe a son to the Merciful, when it does not become the Lord of Mercy to beget one.

Maryam    Mary  19:88-92


No children

Blessed be He who has revealed Al-Furqan to His servant, that he may warn the nations;  Sovereign of the heavens and the earth, who has begotten no children  and has no partner in His sovereignty;  who has created all things and ordained them in due proportion.

Al-Furqan 25:1-2


Allah has no Son

Say:  “If the Lord of Mercy had a son, I would be the first to worship him.”

Az-Zukhruf   Ornaments of Gold  43:81



God’s only begotten Son

Psalm 2:7-9    NKJV

7 "I will declare the decree:

The LORD has said to Me,

'You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.

8 Ask of Me, and I will give You

The nations for Your inheritance,

And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

9 You shall break them with a rod of iron;

You shall dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.' "


John 1:14-18    NKJV

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.' " 16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.


John 3:16-18    NKJV

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


Acts 13:33    NKJV

33 God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm:


'You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You.' 


Hebrews 1:5-12    NKJV

5 For to which of the angels did He ever say:

"You are My Son, Today I have begotten You"?

And again:

"I will be to Him a Father, And He shall be to Me a Son"? 

6 But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says:

"Let all the angels of God worship Him." 

7 And of the angels He says:

"Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire." 

8 But to the Son He says:

"Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom.  9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions." 

10 And:

"You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.  11 They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment;  12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail." 


Hebrews 5:5-6    NKJV

5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him:


"You are My Son,

Today I have begotten You." 


6 As He also says in another place:


"You are a priest forever

According to the order of Melchizedek"; 


1 John 4:9-10    NKJV

9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.


1 John 5:1-2    NKJV

5:1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.



We made a covenant with you, as We did with the other prophets; with Noah and Abraham, with Moses and Jesus son of Mary.  A solemn covenant We made with them, so that He might question the truthful about their truthfulness.  But for the unbelievers He has prepared a woeful punishment.

Al-Ahzab     The Confederate Tribes  33:7-8


Covenant and blessing

Noah – Keep alive on the ark Genesis

Genesis 6:17-20

Rainbow, No more world wide flood.

Genesis 9:8-17


Abraham – Descendants, the Land, and be their God

Genesis 12:1-3, 15:18-20, 17:1-8,


Genesis 12:1-3    NKJV

Now the LORD had said to Abram:


P      "Get out of your country, From your family And from your father's house, To a land that I will show you.

P      I will make you a great nation;

P      I will bless you and make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.

P      I will bless those who bless you,

P      And I will curse him who curses you;

P      And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."


Genesis 15:18-21    NKJV

 18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: "To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates-- 19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, and the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, and the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites."


Genesis 17:1-8    NKJV

17:1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly." 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 "As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. 8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God."



Genesis 17:19-22    NKJV

19 Then God said: "No, Sarah your wife shall bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his descendants after him. 20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation. 21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year." 22 Then He finished talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.



Genesis 28:10-14    NKJV

10 Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. 12 Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. 13 And behold, the LORD stood above it and said: "I am the LORD God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. 14 Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.



Exodus 6:2-8    NKJV

2 And God spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I was not known to them. 4 I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. 6 Therefore say to the children of Israel: 'I am the LORD; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the LORD.'



Hebrews 7:14-22

14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. 15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest 16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. 17 For He testifies:

"You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek." 

18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, 19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

20 And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath 21(for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:

"The LORD has sworn And will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek' "),

22 by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.


Hebrews 8:10-12    NKJV

 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.  12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." 


Hebrews 10:16-17    NKJV

16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"  17 then He adds, "Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."


Children of Allah – no daughters

Ask the unbelievers if it be true that Allah has daughters while they themselves choose sons.  Did We create the angels females?  And were they present at their creation?  Surely they lie when they declare:  “Allah has begotten children.”


Would He chose daughters rather than sons?  What has come over you that you should judge so ill?


Will you not take heed?  Have you a positive proof?  Show us your scriptures, if what you say be true!

As-Saffat  The Ranks  37:149-157


Prior to Mohammed the Arabs worshiped nature and many idols, the chief gods were Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat, daughters of  Allah the supreme Semitic God.  Al-Lat represented Sun, Al-Uzza represented Venus, and Manat represented Fortune.  Idolatry was eventually rejected because of the influence of Jewish and Christian monotheism.

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No Queen of Heaven

Jeremiah 7:16-20    NKJV

16 "Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you. 17 Do you not see what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. 19 Do they provoke Me to anger?" says the LORD. "Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces?" 20 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, My anger and My fury will be poured out on this place--on man and on beast, on the trees of the field and on the fruit of the ground. And it will burn and not be quenched."


No Adopted son

Had it been Allah’s will to adopt a son, He would have chosen whom He pleased out of His own Creation.  But Allah forbid!  He is Allah, the One, the Almighty.

Az-Zumar  The Throngs   39:4  

Adopted as sons

Ephesians 1:3-7    NKJV

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved.


Jesus an example to the Israelites

When Mary’s son is cited as an example, your people laugh and say:  “Who is better, he or our gods?”  They cite him to you merely to provoke you.  They are indeed a contentious nation.


He was but a mortal whom We favored and made an example to the Israelites.  Had it been Our will, We could have turned you into angels, your successors on the earth.

Az-Zukhruf  Ornaments of Gold  43:57-60


Jesus an example to believers

1 Peter 2:18-25    NKJV

18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:


22 "Who committed no sin,

Nor was deceit found in His mouth"; 


23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.


Jesus signs

And when Jesus came with evident signs, he said:  “I have come to give you wisdom, and to make plain to you some of the things you differ about.  Fear Allah and follow me.  Allah is my Lord and your Lord:  therefore serve Him.  That is a straight path.”

Az-Zukhruf  Ornaments of Gold   43:63-64


Signs done by Jesus

John 12:37-38    NKJV

37 But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:


"Lord, who has believed our report?

And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?" 


Jesus forerunner of Ahmad

And of Jesus son of Mary, who said to the Israelites:  “I am sent forth to you from Allah to confirm the Torah already revealed, and to give news of an apostle that will come after me whose name is Ahmad.”  Yet when he brought them clear signs, they said:  “This is plain sorcery.”


And who is more wicked than the man who invents a falsehood about Allah when called upon to submit to Him?  Allah does not guide the wrongdoers.


They seek to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths; but Allah will perfect His light, much as the unbelievers may dislike it.


It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the True Faith, so that he may exalt it above all religions, much as the idolaters may dislike it.

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John the Baptist forerunner of Jesus

Luke 1:13-17    NKJV

13 But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."


John 1:6-13    NKJV

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.


John 1:19-23    NKJV

19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" 20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ." 21 And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No." 22 Then they said to him, "Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?" 23 He said: "I am


'The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

"Make straight the way of the LORD," '


as the prophet Isaiah said."


Malachi 3:1    NKJV

"Behold, I send My messenger,

And he will prepare the way before Me.

And the Lord, whom you seek,

Will suddenly come to His temple,

Even the Messenger of the covenant,

In whom you delight.

Behold, He is coming,"

Says the LORD of hosts.


John 1:29-34    NKJV

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is He of whom I said, 'After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me.' 31 "I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water." 32 And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. 33 I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 "And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God."


Jesus and helpers of Allah

Believers, be Allah’s helpers.  When Jesus son of Mary said to the disciples:  “Who will come with me to the help of Allah?”  the disciples replied:  “We are Allah’s helpers.”


Some of the Israelites believed in him while others did not.  We aided the believers against their enemies, and they triumphed over them.

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