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Why is Islam better than Christianity?

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Why is Islam better than Christianity?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: why islam is better then chrisitianity

Islam is the name of that same religion that was sent by the Creator to the first man whom He appointed as His Prophet, Adam (a.s.). When people moved away from the Straight Path of Islam brought by Prophet Adam (a.s.), Allah sent in succession, Prophets after Prophets to invite mankind to the same deen of Islam. Prophet Noah (a.s.), Prophet Abraham (a.s.), Prophet Moses (a.s.), Prophet Jesus (a.s.), etc. all came in the same succession, followed the same deen of Islam and were all muslims. Everytime the people moved away from the deen of Islam brought by their Prophets, the Creator sent another Prophet in their succession. In the same succession, the Creator sent his Last and Final Prophet, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws) with His Last and Final Message, the Quran, to guide mankind unto the Straight Path.

 

Thus in essence, Islam is not any better than the deen or religion brought by Prophet Jesus (a.s.), or by any other Prophet!; it is exactly the same religion! But the religion that is practiced in the name of Christianity today is not the teachings of Prophet Jesus (a.s.), but a combination of the works of some men who came after Jesus (a.s.) and altered his Message!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 135-136:

135 They say: "Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (to salvation)." Say thou (O Muslims): "Nay! (I would rather follow) the religion of Abraham the true, and he joined not gods with Allah."

136 Say ye (O Muslims): "We believe in Allah, and the Revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses, and Jesus, and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord; we make no difference between one and another of them, and we bow to Allah (in Islam)."

 

Your Question: i want know whats the different between christainity & islam

It is indeed good that you have asked what is the difference between Christianity and Islam; for if you had asked what are the similarities, it would indeed have required a volume of books to list them!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verse 64: Say: "O People of the Book (Jews and Christians)! Come to common terms as between us (Muslims) and you: that we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with Him; that we erect not from among ourselves Lords and patrons other than Allah." If then they turn back, say: "Bear witness that we (at least) are those who have surrendered our will to Allah (i.e. we are Muslims)."

 

Islam is the only non-Christian faith, which makes it an article of faith to believe in Jesus (pbuh). No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe in Jesus (pbuh)!

 

 


One may ask, if both Muslims and Christians love and respect Jesus (a.s.), where exactly is the parting of ways? The major difference between Islam and Christianity is the Christians insistence on the supposed divinity of Jesus Christ (a.s.). A study of the Christian scriptures reveals that Jesus (pbuh) never claimed divinity! In fact there is not a single unequivocal statement in the entire Bible where Jesus (a.s.) himself says, "I am God" or where he says, "worship me". In fact the Bible contains statements attributed to Jesus (a.s.) in which he preached quite the contrary. The following statements in the Bible are attributed to Jesus Christ (a.s.):

(i) "My Father is greater than I."
[The Bible, John 14:28]

 

(ii) "My Father is greater than all."
[The Bible, John 10:29]

 

(iii) "I cast out devils by the Spirit of God."
[The Bible, Mathew 12:28]

 


(iv) "I with the finger of God cast out devils."
[The Bible, Luke 11:20]

 

(v) "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgement is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."
[The Bible, John 5:30]

 


2.


The
Mission of Jesus Christ (pbuh) to Fulfill the Law

 


Jesus Christ (a.s.) never claimed divinity for himself. He clearly announced the nature of his mission. Jesus (a.s.) was sent as a Prophet by God to confirm the previous Judaic law. This is clearly evident in the following statements attributed to Jesus (a.s.) in the Gospel of Mathew:

"Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the Prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."
[The Bible, Mathew 5:17-20]

 


3.


God Sent Jesus' (pbuh)

 


The Bible mentions the prophetic nature of Jesuss (a.s.) mission in the following verses:

 


(i)


" and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Fathers which sent me."
[The Bible, John 14:24]

 


(ii)


"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent."
[The Bible, John 17:3]

 


4.


Jesus Refuted even the Remotest Suggestion of his Divinity

 


Consider the following incident mentioned in the Bible:

"And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but One, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. "
[The Bible, Mathew 19:16-17]

Jesus (a.s.) did not say that to have the eternal life of paradise, man should believe in him as Almighty God or worship him as God, or believe that Jesus (a.s.) would die for his sins. On the contrary he said that the path to salvation was through keeping the commandments. It is indeed striking to note the difference between the words of Jesus Christ (a.s.) and the Christian belief of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus (a.s.).

 


5.


Jesus (a.s.) of
Nazareth a Man Approved of God

 


The following statement from the Bible supports the Islamic belief that Jesus (pbuh) was a prophet of God.

"Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know."
[The Bible, Acts 2:22]

 


6.


The First Commandment is that God is One

 


The Bible does not support the Christian belief in trinity at all. One of the scribes once asked Jesus (a.s.) as to which was the first commandment of all, to which Jesus (pbuh) merely repeated what Moses (pbuh) had said earlier:

"Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adonai Ikhad."

This is a Hebrew quotation, which means:

"Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord."
[The Bible, Mark 12:29]

 

It is striking that the basic teachings of the Church such as Trinity and atonement find no mention in the Bible. In fact, various verses of the Bible point to Jesus (pbuh) actual mission, which was to fulfill the law revealed to Prophet Moses (pbuh). Indeed Jesus (pbuh) rejected any suggestions that attributed divinity to him, and explained his miracles as the power of the One True God.

Jesus (pbuh) thus reiterated the message of monotheism that was given by all earlier prophets of Almighty God.

 

Simple compare what the Bible says about Jesus (a.s.) with what Allah Says about this Noble Prophet in the Glorious Quran:

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verses 16-36:

16 Relate in the Book (the story of) Mary when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East.

17 She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them: then We sent to her Our Angel (Gabriel (a.s.)) and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.

18 She said: "I seek refuge from thee to (Allah) Most Gracious: (come not near) if thou dost fear Allah."

19 He said: "Nay I am only a messenger from thy Lord (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son."

20 She said: "How shall I have a son seeing that no man has touched me and I am not unchaste?"

21 He said: "So (it will be): thy Lord saith `That is easy for Me: and (We wish) to appoint him as a Sign unto men and a Mercy from Us': it is a matter (so) Decreed."

22 So she conceived him, and she retired with him to a remote place.

23 And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree: she cried (in her anguish): "Ah! would that I had died before this! Would that I had been a thing forgotten, and out of sight!"

24 But (a voice) cried to her from beneath the (palm-free): "Grieve not! for thy Lord hath provided a rivulet beneath thee;

25 "And shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee.

26 "So eat and drink, and cool (thine) eye. And if thou dost see any man say `I have vowed a fast to (Allah) Most Gracious, and this day will I enter into no talk with any human being.'"

27 At length she brought the (babe) to her people carrying him (in her arms). They said: "O Mary! Truly an amazing thing hast thou brought!

28 "O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a man of evil, nor thy mother a woman unchaste!"

29 But she pointed to the babe. They said: "How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?"

30 He (Christ Jesus (a.s.)) said: "I am indeed a servant of Allah: He hath given me Revelation and made me a Prophet;

31 "And He hath made me Blessed wheresoever I be, and hath enjoined on me Prayer and Charity as long as I live;

32 "(He) hath made me kind to my mother and not overbearing or miserable;

33 "So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the Day that I shall be raised up to life (again)"!

34 Such (was) Jesus, the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of Truth about which they (vainly) dispute.

35 It is not befitting to (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter He only says to it "Be" and it is.

36 Verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord: Him therefore serve ye: this is a Way that is Straight.

 

 

 

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.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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