Jesus crucified & Quran Anti Jews
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Q1. I was reading one of the writings of christian scholar who said that Quran says" that it was not Jesus(AA) who was crucified but somebody like Jesus(AA)" I also referenced the Quran and found the same thing written. However, the same author confirms that all the historians of that time confirmed that it was indeed Jesus who was crucified and that Muslims have a blind faith in Quran and no proof. I dont remember the Suraa(aayaa) but I can look into it again and let you know. Also I was reading one of the lectures of Late Mr. Ahmed Deedat in which he quotes a verse from Bible in which Jesus (AA) after the crucification came to his disciples and asked them to"touch me and give me water and meat"...thereby telling his disciples that he is alive and is just the same man and not a holy ghost.
As a Muslim can we use the verse of Bible to confirm what Quran says or is this verse of Bible out of context.
(Note: I am a Muslim living in Canada and encounter alot of questions which has made me go through qutie a few religous books. But before I present my point of view, I just want to be sure)
Q 2. Another question that I frequently come across is "Why is Quran / Muslims so anti - Jews/bani-israel?
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Jesus crucified & Quran Anti Jews
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Your Question: As a Muslim can we use the verse of Bible to confirm what Quran says or is this verse of Bible out of context.
The Holy Quran which is amongst us today is the exact verbatim version as was revealed to the Last Messenger of Allah (saws). There is absolutely no change, subtraction or addition to any alphabet, word, phrase, sentence, paragraph or Surah in the Glorious Quran. The Bible on the other hand has gone through many changes by man and has many versions and countless editions. Although some of the words or verses may be from the original, because of the many changes and revisions, it has become very difficult to differentiate the words added to the original Bible! There is absolutely no harm if one uses the verses of the Bible to confirm what the Quran says, because Allah says in the Holy Quran that he revealed the Quran to confirm the Scriptures that were revealed before Prophet Mohamed (saws).
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 48: Then (O Mohamed), We sent this Book to you in Truth; it confirms whatever has remained intact from the Scripture that came before it, and safeguards it in safety.
After the corruption of the older Revelations, the Quran comes with a twofold purpose: (1) to confirm the true and original Message, and (2) to guard it, or act as a check to its interpretation. The Arabic word Muhaimin is very comprehensive in meaning. It means one who safeguards, watches over, stands witness, preserves, and upholds. The Quran safeguards "the Book", for it has preserved within it the teachings of all the former Books. It watches over these Books in the sense that it will not let their true teachings to be lost. It supports and upholds these Books in the sense that it corroborates the Word of Allah which has remained intact in them. It stands a witness because it bears testimony to the Word of Allah contained in these Books, and helps to sort it out from the interpretations and commentaries of the people which were added to it: what is confirmed by the Quran is the Word of Allah, and what is against it is the work of the people.
Ref: Proof regarding Jesuss (a.s.) end.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 156-158:Then they (the Jews) went so far in their unbelief that they uttered a monstrous calumny against Mary (that she was an unchaste woman!). They themselves bragged: We have slain Jesus son of Mary, a Messenger of Allah! Whereas, in fact, they did not slay him, nor did they crucify him; but the matter was made dubious for them. And those who have differed about this matter, are also in doubt concerning it. They have no knowledge of it, but they follow mere conjectures, for it is certain that they did not kill Jesus. Nay, the fact is that Allah had raised him to Himself, for Allah is indeed All-Powerful, All-Wise.
When Jesus came to his disciples (who thought he was dead and had returned as a ghost), he gave them the due greetings of Shaloam, and begins calming them, and says the following to prove that he is not ghost, but a normal human being.
Bible Luke 24:39-40
Behold my hands and my feet,
That it is I myself,
Handle me and see,
For a Spirit has no flesh and bones, as you see me have.
. And he showed them his hands and his feet.
The disciples were overjoyed and wondered what could have happened. They had thought that he was dead, but here was their master, in flesh and bones! To assure them further, Jesus asks:
Bible Luke 24: 41-43
Have you here any meat,
And they gave him a piece of broiled fish and of a honeycomb,
And he took it, and did eat before them.
The Bible proves the point made in the Quran, that Jesus was alive and never killed as thought by the Jews and Jesuss disciples.
Your Question: Another question that I frequently come across is "Why is Quran / Muslims so anti - Jews/bani-israel?
It is not the muslims or the Quran which is anti-Jews, but the fact of the matter is that it is the Jews who are anti-Muslim. History is a witness to the fact that never have the Jews as a race been persecuted by the muslims, even when the muslims ruled the majority of the known world for 1,000 years! The Jews have always been persecuted by the Christians, who considered them always to be Christ-killers. It was Hitler who nearly annhiliated the Jewish race, and he was a Christian!
In fact, the Jews always lived harmoniously among the muslims for a thousand years. So much so, that the Jewish Historian Norman Cantor in his book The Sacred Chain A History of the Jews admits that the golden period of the Jews was under the muslim rule.
It is the Jews who are ardently anti-Muslim, and whenever they had any power over the muslims, they oppressed and tried to subjugate them with their atrocities and hatred; as is evident today in Israel. Allah has simply warned the believers to be aware of this fact, that it is the Jews who are their ardent enemies. Never in the history of Islam, have the muslims oppressed the Jews as a race! The Jews have lived in Palestine under Muslim rule for a thousand years in peace; but when they succeeded in making a Jewish State of Israel by force on Muslim land, their atrocities, aggression and oppression against the muslim population is bare for all to see!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 82:You will find that the most hostile of all people in their enmity to the Believers are the Jews and the mushriks.
And the words of Allah have, like always, proved True again.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:The promise of Allah is true, and who can be truer in his word than Allah?
Thus brother, if Truth be told: It is the Jews who have always proved to be anti-Muslim rather than the other way around.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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