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Do Islam & Christianity have different origins? 

 No they don't. Together with Judaism, they go back to the prophet and patriarch Abraham (alaihisalam) and their three prophets are directly descended from his sons, Muhammad (pbuh) from the eldest, Ishmael, and Moses and Jesus from Isaac, may peace be upon them all. Abraham (alaihisalam) established the settlement which today is the city of Makkah, and built the Ka‘bah towards which all Muslims turn to when they pray. Before the coming of the Islam we know today came (i.e. before the Qur'an and Muhammad pbuh) the people that were on the straight path, who rejected idol worship and polytheism were known as Hanifs. The early Jews and Christians were at one time 'Muslims', the Torah and Ingeel (Bible) were books (revelations) from Allah, and their Prophets, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon them) were true Prophets chosen by and from Allah, and their followers were true 'Muslims' and believers. Therefore, the original followers of these Prophets and Books were people following the true and straight path, and the correct religion.

 However, later on they introduced new methods, i.e. innovations in their religion to such extents that they are no longer Muslims. Any action not advocated by Allah and His Messenger (in religion) are considered as innovations, and Allah and His Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ curse people who innovate in religion and the followers of innovators. Therefore, Allah sent new messengers (i.e. Muhammed pbuh) with the same message (monotheism) to correct the religion people were following and to take them back to the correct path. The Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم‎ was the restorer of the original, uncorrupted monotheistic faith (Islam) of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all the other prophets gone by, peace be upon them all. Just as Christians believe that Christianity came to corrects and 'fix' Judaism, Islam which is 'younger' than Christianity, came to do the same, and to correct them both (and all other false religions).

 "This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion."                                                        (Qur'an 5:3)

 Religion has been taught to us by Allah, through His Prophets and His Books, and as far as religion is concerned, Allah wants us to follow it strictly without any changes. Allah Almighty curses those who introduce new acts in religion and strictly warns us not to follow innovations. It is only by innovations that people before us went astray, to the extent that they are Kafirs (infidels), and none of the religious acts of innovators and those who follow innovators are accepted by Allah. When people innovate Allah is very angry with them, they are in fact trying to teach Allah of a new religion, and in the Quran Allah says: 

 "Say (unto them, O Muhammad); Would you teach Allah Your Religion? When Allah knows all that is in the heavens and earth."                                                     (Qur'an 49:16)

 "Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."                                                                                                 (Qur'an 17:81)

 "O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam."                                                                                                                   (Qur'an 3:102)

 "Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance."                             (Qur'an 16:125)

 Today, the Abrahamic faiths cover and dominate most of the world today. We should come together and seek common terms where we can share what is similer and debate peacefully what is not. In the Holy Qur’an, Allah the Most High enjoins Muslims to issue the following call to Christians and Jews (the People of the Scripture):

 "Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to a common word between us and you: that we shall worship none but God, and that we shall ascribe no partner unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for lords beside God. And if they turn away, then say: Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered (unto Him)."                         (Qur'an 3:64)

 The aim of this website is to show how what Islam teaches is already in the teachings of other faiths and the vast number of similarities that are present. Christianity at the moment in terms of followers is the largest religion in the world. Most of the so called 'Christian' countries are loosing ties with religion and are becoming or have become secular atheist countries, such as the UK for example. The authentic and original Bible were written in Hebrew and Greek. The Islamic scriptures (unlike the Christian) are therefore preserved and maintain their glory and accuracy, while most of the Bibles in circulation today are only translations, with the original versions not being looked at or considered. Also women wearing headscarfs and men having beards (as Muslims do) are another thing that are common as Jesus Christ kept a beard, and His mother pbuh, also use to cover her head.

 However, the teachings of Christianity seem to be selectively followed according to people's needs and desires, while others are forgotten. Greater similarities would be seen in certain aspects between Christianity and Islam if Christians followed their scriptures more closely. The most unfortunate factor is that those calling themselves "Christians" do not care to study the scriptures. They are satisfied with a couple of verses read over to them once a while by anyone with whatever motive they may have, and a certified assurance to heaven. Christianity has thus degenerated and floated away from the true teachings of Jesus Christ. Those who realise the misguidance keep away from religion and adpt their own ways of living far from Christianity.

Jesus Christ

 One common interest many Christians have is the position of Jesus in Islam. Many Christians are often curious as to see what the Quran says about Him, whether good or bad, and to also see what are the differences between their view on Jesus pbh are. In this interesting article we shall examine who Jesus pbuh is according to the Quran, his mission, and who and what He truly was. In Islam Muslims are commanded to believe in Jesus Christ pbuh, we are commanded to believe that He was a prophet and messenger of God, who was sent to the children of Israel, and that He was given the Gospel (Injil). Muslims also believe that Jesus pbuh was the messiah. Our main point of difference with the Christians concerns the divinity of Jesus pbuh, and the crucifixion. We Muslims do not believe Jesus pbuh is God, nor the son of God, we do not believe that Jesus has or claimed any divinity. He is a prophet like all other prophets and He was a man, a human being, a specal human being, but nothing more and nothing less. Muslims also deny His crucifixion, we do not say a cruxification did not happen, rather we say Jesus pbuh did not get crucified nor did He die. Since we deny the crucifixion and death of Jesus pbuh, this logically means that we also deny the supposed resurrection of Jesus pbuh, and the doctrine of Jesus pbuh dying for our sins. These are the main two differences that Christians and Muslims have when we discuss Jesus pbuh. With all that said we can now proceed to see what Islam says about Jesus pbuh.

His Birth

 "She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!                                                                                                     (Qur'an 3:47)

 "She said: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?"                                                                                                            (Qur'an 19:20)

  Just like the Christians we Muslims also believe and affirm the virgin birth of Jesus pbuh, this incident is mentioned quite a few times in the Quran. Here we see two verses from the Quran which show Mary, the mother Jesus pbuh asking the angel how can she have a son when no man has touched her, and that she is a chaste woman. The answer she gets is very simple, that Allah creates what He wills, all He says be and it is. The topic of the virgin birth and why it was done and the wisdom behind it from an Islamic perspective is a different topic all togethor. So therefore we Muslims believe and affirm the virgin birth, anyone who does not is considered to be rejecting God's truth.

His miracles

 "O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"  But she pointed to the babe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?" He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;"                                                           (Qur'an 19:28-30)

 Many of Jesus' pbuh miracles are recorded in the Quran. Here we see an incident where Mary brings the baby Jesus pbuh to her people, and they suspect her to have committed fornication, for how else would she conceive a child when she is not married? To clear herself from this falsehood and to show that she has done nothing wrong she points to the baby Jesus pbuh, and miraculously He speaks, telling them that He is a servant of Allah and a prophet. This is the first miracle of Jesus to Muslims, unlike the Christian view which is that the first miracle that was recorded was Him turning water into wine recorded in the Gospel of John.

 "And (appoint him) a messenger to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah's leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah's leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;"                                                                                      (Qur'an 3:49)

 The miracles which are recorded here is that He made the shape of bird from clay, and that He breathed into it and it became alive, other ones are that raised the dead and healed the blind and the lepers. Now some may get a false idea from these passages, primarily Christians, they will say that since Jesus pbuh breathed into the clay bird and it became alive this means Jesus pbuh can create life, and secondly since He can raise the dead then this also means he is divine. Anyone who makes such a claim from these passages would simply be abusing the text, and completely distorting it. These points actually refute any idea of divinity, because as you can see even before Jesus performs the miracle he says that he comes with a sign from God, this means what he is about to do is not of himself but rather it is from God who has bestowed this miracle on Jesus as a sign for the people. Secondly, when Jesus does perform the miracle he says that the miracles happen only by Allah's permission, this means that Allah allows such a thing to happen, and without his permission Jesus would not be able to do any of what he does. So basically Allah gives Jesus the miracle, and Allah allows Jesus to perform the miracle, and Allah allows the miracle to pass, this all essentially proves that Allah is in complete control of what is going on.

Position in Islam

 Now as I said at the beginning of this article, we Muslims do not believe Jesus pbuh is divine, rather we believe He is a prophet and the Christ (al-masih), we now quote the relevant passages to establish the position of Jesus pbuh in Islam:

 " Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah."                            (Qur'an 3:45) 

 Here we see Jesus pbuh being called the Christ, the messiah, it is a title of honour, and a title given to him because He was the last prophet to be specifically sent to the children of Israel.

 "He said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me revelation and made me a prophet;"                                                                                                              (Qur'an 19:30)

 Here we see that Jesus is a prophet of Allah, and this is the essential position of Jesus pbuh in Islam, that He is a messenger of Allah, and not God. 

 "The similitude of Jesus before Allah is as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him: "Be". And he was."                                                                            (Qur'an 3:59)

 This verse is telling us that Jesus pbuh was a man just like Adam pbuh, and just like Adam pbuh, Jesus too is a prophet, and both too were born without a father, Allah simply said be andthey were, this was the case for both Adam and Jesus pbut. This verse shows that Jesus is not divine through his virgin birth.

His message

 In Islam we believe the message of Jesus pbuh was Tawhid, which basically means He taught that there is one God and only God is worthy of worship. Jesus pbuh was given the Gospel (injil) as an instruction to the Children of Israel, the Holy Qur'an tells us about this mission:

 "(I have come to you), to attest the Law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was (Before) forbidden to you; I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord. So fear Allah, and obey me. "'It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight."                                                  (Qur'an 3:50-51)

 As the verses tell us, Jesus pbuh came to confirm the Torah, and to abrogate some of its rulings, Jesus pbuh then tells them to worship Allah who is His lord and their lord, and that is the straight path of life, the path that ultimately leads to heaven.

 "And He hath made me blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;"                                                                                      (Qur'an 19:31)

 Here Jesus pbuh says that Allah has commanded that Jesus pbuh prays and gives the zakat, this basically also means that Jesus pbuh taught his people on how to pray, and to give the zakat (money for the poor). Therefore the message of Islam is very simple, Jesus pbuh is a prophet of God, sent to the children of Israel and his mission is to bring them back to worshipping Allah alone, and to abrogate some parts of the Torah. His mission was not to preach a trinity which was never preached by former prophets, nor was it to preach He was God, nor was it to die for the sins of mankind.

Crucifixion

 The Qur'an is clear that Jesus pbuh was not crucified nor did He die, rather He was raised to up by God:

 "That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not"                     (Qur'an 4:157)

 "Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise; "         (Qur'an 4.158)  

 So it is crystal clear from the Quran that Jesus pbuh was not crucified nor killed, and that anyone who disputes this follows and believes corruption, whether it be Christians, Jews, or indeed Muslims.
And since Jesus pbuh was not killed, this means there was no resurrection, and since Jesus pbuh never died, this means there is no such doctrine of dying for sinners.

Conclusion

 "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, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not "Trinity" : desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs."   (Qur'an 4:171)

 The position and message of Jesus in the Holy Quran is very clear and simple. Muslims love Jesus pbuh and respect him with great reverence. Anyone who denies the prophethood of Jesus pbuh denise the Truth. Please try to make your way through the following website for comprehensive refutes and rebuttals on Christianity on a number of issue.

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