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The Christian missionaries and their Islamophobia allies have been calling for the destruction of Islam openly ever since the advent of the Internet. A cursory glance at these fanatical and bigoted websites will at once give the dilligent reader an idea of their genocidal1 tendencies against the Muslim ummah, unfairly equating Islam with terrorism, and even denouncing Islam as equal to Nazism and hence Islam is not a “religion”, according to their bigoted lenses.
While their intention is clear (i.e. the destruction of Islam), some liberal Christians who have taken this author to task for the so-called “call” for the destruction of Christianity are blissfully unaware of these developments. Sadly too, some ignorant liberal Muslims from among the ummah are siding with these passive Christian liberals2 and are too caught unawares of this hidden missionary threat. Even more, there are groups who openly pander to the hidden agendas of the kufaar and openly side with them in their genocidal ambitions3.
It is clear that in the Qur’an, God Almighty have denounced the innovations of Christianity, with special regard to the doctrine of Trinity:
Surely, disbelievers are those who said “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” But there is no Ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God – Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them.4
The nature of the humanity of Jesus(P) is stressed throughout the Holy Writ; that he was born of a chaste woman (Mary), takes food and drink, functions as any normal human would do. Yet what distinguishes him from others is that he is favoured by the Almighty to become His Prophet5 to the Children of Israel, preaching the message of tawhid6 to them. The nature of Jesus(P) never was in dispute among the believers of Islam, unlike the Christians during the Arian heresy debate. Ehrman describes the dispute thus:
In brief, one of the competing groups in Christianity suceeded in overwhelming all others. This group gained more converts than its opponents and managed to relegate all its competitors to the margins. This group decided what the Church’s organizational structure would be. It decided which creeds Christians would recite. And it decided which books would be accepted as Scripture. This was the group Iraeneus belonged, as did other figures well known to scholars of second- and third-century Christianity, such as Justin Martyr and Tertullian. This group became “orthodox,” and once it had sealed its victory over all its opponents, it rewrote the history of engagement — claiming that it had always been the majority opinion of Christianity, that its views had always been the views of the apostolic churches and of the apostles, that its creeds were rooted directly in the teachings of Jesus. The books that it accepted as Scripture proved the point, for Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John all tell the story as proto-orthodox had grown accustomed to hearing it.7
On the Day of Resurrection, the following dialogue will take place between God and Jesus(P):
And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection): “O Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men: ‘Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’” He will say: “Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner-self though I do not know what is in Yours; truly, You, only You, are the All-Knower of all that is hidden (and unseen). 8
It should be noted that until today, and unlike the Qur’an, there is no clear and reliable picture of Jesus(P), as derived from the texts of the New Testament. With the recent findings of the Gospel of Judas which casts Judas Iscariot, the “betrayer” of Jesus, into a more favourable light9, the image of Jesus(P) as the God to be worshipped and a victim of Deicide at the hands of the Jews is blurrier still and the humanity of Jesus(P) shines through.
Joachim Jeremias — one of the foremost exegetes of the New Testament in this century, who after a lifetime of study of the original — finally agreed with the German theologian Rudolph Bultmann that:
“[W]ithout a doubt it is true to say that the dream of ever writing a biography of Jesus is over.” 10
Meaning that even the chronology of the life of Jesus(P) could not be properly established from the New Testament. From the above exposition, it is clear that one now may be lead to ask, if this was the state of Christians who cannot even agree on their basic theology, how are we expected to trust the Christian interpretation of events on even bigger matters such as Christian ethics and Weltanshauung? Yet we still wonder why the Christians are anxious to proclaim their “one out of many” deviant versions to Muslims.
J.S. Vos in summarising the beliefs of Christianity and Islam, says thus:
“There is nothing in Islam to lead a man to say, “Oh wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from the body of this death”? or “I know that in me; that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing.” A religion with reasonable attainable objectives…does not give the sinner the anguish of a guilty conscience nor the frustration of trying without success to attain in practical living the requirements of an absolute moral standard. In brief, Islam makes a man feel good, while Christianity necessarily first, and often thereafter, makes a man feel bad. The religion of the broken heart is Christianity, not Islam.”11
Hence our conclusion remains: that while Christianity is indeed a religion of blind faith and one of the broken heart, Islam is the religion par excellence, of logic and rationality, bringing the previous religions of mankind to a completion. Thus, why should the Christians be allowed to persist in their misguidance with regard to the nature of the Messiah Jesus(P)?
The vision of the future, therefore, should be one of a world without the existence of Christianity12, where its adherents admit to and recognise the truth of the One Creator and Jesus, peace be upon him, as a wholly human prophet with no attribute of the Deity attached to him.13 This is, after all, the unity of mankind under the banner of Pax Islamica, of which the Qur’an duly affirms.
And verily, only God knows best!
- By “genocidal”, we do not neccessarily refer to the general dictionary meaning, but to a closed and organised attempt to wipe out Islamic thought and belief from within the ummah. Such covert attempts for example can be noted here. [⤺]
- Both groups themselves are not practicing adherents of their respective religious beliefs and thus should not be taken as representatives of the religion(s) they claim to represent. [⤺]
- Such as the heterodox Sisters In Islam and more recently, the daughter of a former Prime Minister of Malaysia, where an analysis of their beliefs and feminist foundations are dealt with here. [⤺]
- Qur’an, 5:73 [⤺]
- “He spoke: Lo! I am the slave of God. He has given me the Scripture and has appointed me a Prophet and has made me blessed wheresoever I may be.” (Qur’an, 19:29-31) [⤺]
- i.e. Islamic monotheism. [⤺]
- Bart D. Ehrman, “Christianity Turned On Its Head: The Alternative Vision of the Gospel of Judas”, in Rodolphe Kesser, et. al. (eds.), The Gospel of Judas, National Geographic, 2006, p. 118 [⤺]
- Qur’an 5:116 [⤺]
- For the translation of this gospel along with the commentaries on it, see Rodolphe Kesser, et. al. (eds.), The Gospel of Judas, National Geographic, 2006 [⤺]
- Joachim Jeremias, The Problem of the Historical Jesus (Fortress Press: 1972), p. 12 [⤺]
- J. S. Vos, A Christian Introduction to Religions of the World, pp. 66-67 [⤺]
- Having said this, however, we certainly have no intention of any genocidal ambitions or mass-murdering intentions against the Christian ummah in general. What is necessary is a re-education for them to recognise the invalidity of the logic that “1+1+1 equals to 1”. [⤺]
- A hadith in the collection of Sahih Bukhari alludes to this dissertion: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts). “Breaking of the cross” is an allegory referring to the end of Christianity and the beginning of an Islamic rule under the rulership of the Messiah Jesus. [⤺]