The Qur'an forbids drinking, gambling, usury, all forms of vice, and is the first of
the sacred Books to put a restriction on polygamy. Muhammad forbids the vengeance of blood
and all blood feuds. He prepared the way for the abolition of slavery, encouraging the
manumission of slaves by His own example, and greatly ameliorating their lot; slavery as
practised in the West is unknown in Islam; slaves, such as the mameluke sultans of Egypt,
could become kings. As for women, Muhammad has been called the greatest champion of
women's rights the world has ever seen; Islam gives to women the same property rights as
her husband; she can inherit and dispose of property, has various alimony and other
rights, must be treated with respect. There is no color or race prejudice in Islam--color
is "a sign of God" (30:21; 35:25). Islam teaches love of country (nationalism is
its great contribution, the Guardian told Emeric Sala). The Muslims have no caste system,
and the Hajj brings them all together, as equals. Islam imposes only five obligations on
the faithful: They must affirm that there is no God but God and that Muhammad is the
Apostle of God; they must pray five times a day; fast one month out of the year; pay the
poor- rate annually; make one pilgrimage to Mecca in their lifetime, if they are able. The
Muslims pray wherever they happen to be at the appointed hours, facing the Ka'bih; they
must be in a state of cleanliness and have performed the ablutions.
> Jesus, the Muslim Messiah
> John Casey
> The Daily Telegraph
> Years ago, an agnostic friend of mine married a Jewish woman who practised
> her faith seriously. He took instruction in Judaism and seemed likely to
> convert -- but eventually did not. His chief reason was that he remained
> agnostic. But another obstacle surprised even himself: "I found that I
> did not want to give up Jesus.''
> In European culture, there is no getting away from Jesus even if you are
> agnostic. True, Nietzsche tried to reject him with detestation and
> calling him an "idiot," a purveyor of a sick, decadent view of the world.
> Yet the very ferocity of Nietzsche's onslaught showed how strong in his
> heart was the image he wanted to destroy.
> What if my friend had married a Muslim? The interesting thing is that he
> could have kept Jesus -- not the Jesus who was the Son of God, admittedly,
> and who was crucified, but certainly the Jesus who was Messiah and miracle
> worker, who conversed regularly with God, who was born of a virgin and who
> ascended into heaven.
> Jesus is referred to quite often in the Koran, six times under the title
> "Messiah." Yet I had long supposed that the importance of Jesus as prophet
> in Muslim tradition was something to which Muslims gave "notional'' rather
> than "real'' assent.
> How wrong this assumption was I have learnt by reading a fascinating book,
> The Muslim Jesus, by the Cambridge academic Tarif Khalidi. Khalidi has
> brought together, from a vast range of sources, most of the stories,
> and traditions of Jesus that are to be found in Muslim piety from the
> earliest times.
> The Muslim Jesus is an ascetic, a man of voluntary poverty, humility and
> long suffering. He literally turns the other cheek, allowing his face to
> slapped twice in order to protect two of his disciples. He teaches the
> return of good for evil: "Jesus used to say, 'Charity does not mean doing
> good to him who does good to you ... Charity means that you should do good
> to him who does you harm.' " He preaches against attachment to worldly
> things: "Jesus said, 'He who seeks worldly things is like the man who
> sea water: the more he drinks, the more thirsty he becomes, until it kills
> him.' "
> Many of the sayings of the Muslim Jesus clearly derive from Biblical
> sources -- "Place your treasures in heaven, for the heart of man is where
> his treasure is''; "Look at the birds coming and going! They neither reap
> nor plough, and God provides for them.'' Sometimes there is a sort of
> on words of Jesus: "Oh disciples, do not cast pearls before swine, for the
> swine can do nothing with them ... wisdom is more precious than pearls and
> whoever rejects wisdom is worse than a swine.''
> He is certainly a wonder-worker. He often raises the dead, and gives his
> disciples power to do the same. More than once he comes across a skull and
> restores it to life, on one occasion granting salvation to a person who
> been damned. The skulls, like everyone else in these stories, address
> as "Spirit of God.'' Once he is even addressed as "Word of God.''
> I once had a conversation with members of Hezbollah in Beirut. One of them
> said: "The greatness of Islam is that we combine Judaism and Christianity.
> Jesus freed enslaved hearts, he was able to release human feeling, to
> a kingdom of peace. Jesus's realm was the realm of soul. Jesus is soul;
> Moses is mind, the mind of the legislator. In Islam, we interweave both.''
> This is certainly the Jesus of these stories -- the Jesus of the mystical
> Sufi tradition. The great Muslim philosopher Al-Ghazali actually called
> Jesus "Prophet of the heart."
> The Muslim Jesus is not divine, but a humble servant of God. He was not
> crucified -- Islam insists the story of the killing of Jesus is false. He
> Jesus as he might have been without St. Paul or St. Augustine or the
> of Nicaea. He is not the cold figure of English Unitarianism, and he is
> grand than the exalted human of the Arians. As you read these stories,
> comes across most powerfully is that the Muslim Jesus is intensely loved.
> It is good to be reminded, especially now, of the intimate connections
> have been between Islam and Christianity, and how close in spirit Muslim
> Christian piety can come to each other. Curiously enough, the Muslim
> shorn of all claims of divinity, could be more easily held on to by my
> agnostic friend than the Second Person of the Holy Trinity.
> One other thing: since Muslims deny the Crucifixion, their emphasis has
> on the wonders surrounding the birth of "Jesus Son of Mary,'' born as his
> mother sat under a palm tree, and miraculously speaking from within the
> womb. There really is no reason why schools that put on Nativity plays, or
> anyone who wants to insist on the Christian meaning of Christmas, should
> fear that they may offend Muslim sensibilities, for Jesus really is shared
> by both faiths.
> John Casey is a fellow of Gonville and Caius, Cambridge.
> <----- End Snip
This is a bridge that must be firmly established and expanded upon at this
time of trouble. This subject is one that must be understood as the
foundation of the conquering force that will defeat the madness that has now
been unleashed upon man kind.
The Holy Quran was sent down to man as a confirmation and a clarification of
what came before it. The Quran cannot be understood without the Bible nor
can the Bible be understood without the Quran. Reflect on this for a moment;
the Jews who sought to murder Jesus through the power of the Roman
government, did not want to just kill the man, they wanted to kill the grace
he brought. How was this to be accomplished? And where is the later day
expression of this effort? Look at the doctrines that are now being taught
to find the conspiracy of the Pharisees. Is it at all possible that the true
message of Christ is now being taught in the corporate churches of today? If
the true message of Christ were available the governments of the world would
crush it as they have always done. Except for small pockets of truth there
is no Christianity in this world. The basic idea was to take the mind of the
Christian to the cross and crucify it there with the doctrine of "Believe in
Jesus, do a good deed and don't worry about anything else." How many
Christians today believe that they are going to heaven and everybody that
doesn't think as they do are going to hell?" What a terrible spiritual crime
against humanity! The jews rejected Jesus 2000 years ago and they do not
look for his return. Muslims OTOH are awaiting the return of Jesus as do the
Christians. We are the witnesses of the coming of Christ and the
establishment of God's Kingdom on this earth. The Jews know this and are
driving a wedge between the children of God by having Christians agree to
murder Muslims. Through their global technological system they are
attempting to establish the vision, but the Bible says they will fail.
The Holy Bible
And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south:
also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the
vision; but they shall fall.
Not all Jews are whores, but the whore of Revelation 17 is with out doubt
Israel and America is the King of the North. David Koresh showed this
perfectly and for his message he was murdered along with nearly a hundred
other souls for the testimony which they held. Regardless of what any of us
do, this will become clear to the people of this world as we progress to the
great and dreadfully of the Lord.
Notes from The Koran
- [2.227] And if they have resolved on a divorce, then Allah is surely
- [2.228] And the divorced women should keep themselves in waiting for three
courses; and it is not lawful for them that they should conceal what Allah has created in
their wombs, if they believe in Allah and the last day; and their husbands have a better
right to take them back in the meanwhile if they wish for reconciliation; and they have
rights similar to those against them in a just manner, and the men are a degree above
them, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
- [2.229] divorce may be (pronounced) twice, then keep (them) in good
fellowship or let (them) go with kindness; and it is not lawful for you to take any part
of what you have given them, unless both fear that they cannot keep within the limits of
Allah; then if you fear that they cannot keep within the limits of Allah, there is no
blame on them for what she gives up to become free thereby. These are the limits of Allah,
so do not exceed them and whoever exceeds the limits of Allah these it is that are the
- [2.230] So if he divorces her she shall not be lawful to him afterwards
until she marries another husband; then if he divorces her there is no blame on
them both if they return to each other (by marriage), if they think that they can keep
within the limits of Allah, and these are th e limits of Allah which He makes clear for a
people who know.
- [2.231] And when you divorce women and they reach their prescribed time,
then either retain them in good fellowship or set them free with liberality, and do not
retain them for injury, so that you exceed the limits, and whoever does this, he indeed is
unjust to his own soul; and do not take Allah's communications for a mockery, and remember
the favor of Allah upon you, and that which He has revealed to you of the Book and the
Wisdom, admonishing you thereby; and be careful (of your duty to) Allah, and know that
Allah is the Knower of all things.
- [2.232] And when you have divorced women and they have ended-- their term
(of waiting), then do not prevent them from marrying their husbands when they agree among
themselves in a lawful manner; with this is admonished he among you who believes in Allah
and the last day, this is more profitable and purer for you; and Allah knows while you do
not know .
- [2.236] There is no blame on you if you divorce women when you have not
touched them or appointed for them a portion, and make provision for them, the wealthy
according to his means and the straitened in circumstances according to his means, a
provision according to usage; (this is) a duty on the doers of good (to others).
- [2.237] And if you divorce them before you have touched them and you have
appointed for them a portion, then (pay to them) ha!f of wha t you have appointed, unless
they relinquish or he should relinquish in whose hand is the marriage tie; and it is
nearer to righteousness that you should relinquish; and do not neglect the giving of free
gifts between you; surely Allah sees what you do.
- [2.241] And for the divorced women (too) provision (must be made)
according to usage; (this is) a duty on those who guard (against evil).
- [33.49] O you who believe! when you marry the believing women, then divorce
them before you touch them, you have in their case no term which you should reckon; so
make some provision for them and send them forth a goodly sending forth.
- [65.1] O Prophet! when you divorce women, divorce them for~ their
prescribed time, and calculate the number of the days prescribed, and be careful o f (your
duty to) Allah, your Lord. Do not drive them out of their houses, nor should they
themselves go forth, unless they commit an open indecency; and these are the limits of
Allah, and whoever goes beyond the limits of Allah, he indeed does injustice to his own
soul. You do not know that Allah may after that bring about reunion.
- [66.5] Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in you r place
wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows