[33] The Three Monotheistic Religions! [Brief Observations On This Statement Uttered By Writers Who Are Ignorant About Islaam And Misguided Modernists Speaking In The Name of Islaam]: The Likeness of Eesaa In The Sight of Allaah is Like That of Aadam


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.


Firstly: We repeat once again the fact that rebutting false beliefs, ideas and views does not necessitate bad behaviour, rather Muslims are commanded to behave well towards others.

Must read:

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/    https://salaficentre.com/2017/05/stance-proactive-order-protect-muslims-non-muslim-neighbours-inhuman-ideologies-devilish-acts-jihaadist-terrorists-sympathisers/

To Proceed:

Allaah [The Most High] said:

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ

–Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims]. [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayah 64]

Meaning: say to the people of the scripture – the Jews and Christians,

[تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ – Come to a word that is just between us and you]- Meaning: Come let us unite upon the statement which all the Prophets and Messengers agreed upon and none opposes it except the obstinate and misguided. This statement is not specific to anyone of us; rather it is something that you and us should establish between us, so this is justice and fairness in debate. Then Allaah explains this and said:

[أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا  –  that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him]- Meaning: We should single out Allaah in worship, devoting all love, fear and hope to Him alone, and we should not associate anyone as partner with Allaah in worship- neither a Prophet, an Angel, a Righteous Person, an Idol, a Deified image, a living or non-living thing, [وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ  – and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allaah]; rather all obedience is to be devoted to Allah and His Messengers. [فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ – Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims]”. [Tafsir As-Sadi]


Allaah [The Exalted] said:

إِنَّ مَثَلَ عِيسَىٰ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ ءَادَمَ‌ۖ خَلَقَهُ ۥ مِن تُرَابٍ۬ ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ

Verily, the likeness of ‘Iesa (Jesus) in the sight of Allaah is like that of Aadam.

He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: “Be!” – and he was.

[Surah Aal Imran. Aayah 59]

Indeed, Allaah created this type of human being to manifest His All-Encompassing Power. Allaah created Aadam [alayhis salaam] without a male and a female [i.e. a father and mother] and Allaah created Aadam’s [alayhis salaam] wife – Hawaa [alayhas salaam] from Aadam’s rib and without a mother, as Allaah said: [وَخَلَقَ مِنۡہَا زَوۡجَهَا – And from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)]. [Surah An-Nisaa. Aayah 1]

Allaah created the Messiah [alayhis salaam] from a woman and without a father, and Allaah created all humankind from a male and female. Therefore, the manner in which Aadam and Hawaa [alayhismas salaam] were created was more amazing than the manner in which the Messiah [alayhis salaam] was created, for indeed Hawaa was created from Aadam’s rib and this is more amazing than the manner in which the Messiah was created in Maryam’s [alayhas salaam] womb; and the manner in which Aadam was created was more amazing than the way in which both Hawaa and the Messiah were created. This is why Allaah likened the creation of Aadam to that of the Messiah even though the manner in which Aadam was created was more amazing. Therefore, when it is the case that Allaah is able to create Aadam from clay, even though clay is not something that is part of the human’s body, then is Allaah not able to create the Messiah from a woman when it is the case that the woman is a human being? Allaah created Aadam [alayhis salaam] from clay and said to him, “Be” and he was when the soul was blown into him. Likewise, the soul was blown into the Messiah and Allaah said, “Be” and he was. Aadam did not acquire both the attributes of Allaah and that of humans when the soul was blown into him, rather he became a human; likewise, the Messiah became a human after the soul was blown into him.

Allaah revealed this Aayah [i.e. Aayah 59 Aal Imraan] amongst those Aayaat which He revealed regarding the Christians – when the Christians of Najraan came to the Prophet Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and debated with him regarding the Messiah [alayhis salaam]; so Allaah revealed what He revealed and clarified the truth regarding that which the Jews and Christians differed and declared the false belief of both groups – the exaggeration of the Christians regarding the status of the Messiah and Jews’ disparagement against the Messiah. Then Allaah said:

فَمَنۡ حَآجَّكَ فِيهِ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مَا جَآءَكَ مِنَ ٱلۡعِلۡمِ فَقُلۡ تَعَالَوۡاْ نَدۡعُ أَبۡنَآءَنَا وَأَبۡنَآءَكُمۡ وَنِسَآءَنَا وَنِسَآءَكُمۡ وَأَنفُسَنَا وَأَنفُسَكُمۡ ثُمَّ نَبۡتَہِلۡ فَنَجۡعَل لَّعۡنَتَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَى ٱلۡڪَـٰذِبِينَ

إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَهُوَ ٱلۡقَصَصُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۚ وَمَا مِنۡ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَهُوَ ٱلۡعَزِيزُ ٱلۡحَكِيمُ

فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمُۢ بِٱلۡمُفۡسِدِينَ

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ

Then whoever disputes with you concerning him [‘Iesa (Jesus)] after (all this) knowledge that has come to you, [i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus)] being a slave of Allah, and having no share in Divinity) say: (O Muhammad) “Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves – then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allah upon those who lie.” Verily! This is the true narrative [about the story of ‘Iesa (Jesus)], and, Laa ilaaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the One and the Only True God, Who has neither a wife nor a son). And indeed, Allah is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. And if they turn away (and do not accept these true proofs and evidences), then surely, Allah is All-Aware of those who do mischief. Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.”

[Surah Aal Imraan. Aayaat 61-64]

So, the Prophet Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] acted on the above statement of Allaah and called them to come along, so that him and them invoke the curse of Allaah on the liar, but the Christians knew that if they did so, Allaah will curse them, so they agreed to pay jizya.

Then when the Messenger of Allaah Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] wrote to Heraclius- the king of Rome, he wrote the statement of Allaah:

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَهۡلَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبِ تَعَالَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ڪَلِمَةٍ۬ سَوَآءِۭ بَيۡنَنَا وَبَيۡنَكُمۡ أَلَّا نَعۡبُدَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَلَا نُشۡرِكَ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬ا وَلَا يَتَّخِذَ بَعۡضُنَا بَعۡضًا أَرۡبَابً۬ا مِّن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ فَإِن تَوَلَّوۡاْ فَقُولُواْ ٱشۡهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسۡلِمُونَ

Say (O Muhammad): “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say: “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” [Surah Aal Imraan. Aayaat 64]

The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] sometimes used to recite this above Aayah [i.e. Aayah 64. Aal Imraan] in the second Rak’ah of Sunnah prayer of Fajr, and in the first Rak’ah of the Sunnah of Fajr, he recited the Aayah:

قُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٲهِـۧمَ وَإِسۡمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسۡحَـٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَٱلۡأَسۡبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ ٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمۡ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيۡنَ أَحَدٍ۬ مِّنۡهُمۡ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُ ۥ مُسۡلِمُونَ

Say (O Muslims), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’qub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam).” [Surah Al-Baqarah. Aayah 136]

All this clarifies that the Messiah [alayhis salaam] is a servant of Allaah and not a god, and he was created just as Aadam was created. Indeed, the Prophet Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] was commanded to call the one who said that the Messiah is a god, so that him and them gather their sons, women folk and closest relatives, and then pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allah upon those who lie. Therefore, if the Christians were lying regarding their statement that the Messiah is Allaah, then the curse of Allaah would be  have been justified against them, and if they said that the Messiah is not Allaah, rather he is a servant of Allaah [whilst trying to hide the belief they held that the Messiah is Allaah], then the curse of Allaah would have been justified against them. This is a just position taken by a person who has certainty that he is upon truth. However, when the Christians knew that they were not upon truth, they refrained from invoking this curse; then Allaah said:

[إِنَّ هَـٰذَا لَهُوَ ٱلۡقَصَصُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۚ وَمَا مِنۡ إِلَـٰهٍ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ   –  Verily! This is the true narrative [about the story of ‘Iesa (Jesus)], and, Laa ilaaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the One and the Only True God, Who has neither a wife nor a son)].

So Allaah declared the falsehood of the Christians who said that the Messiah is a true god from a true god.

[Al-Jawaabus Saheeh Liman Baddala Deen Al-Maseeh 2/246-247. Slightly paraphrased]

Finally, we repeat once again the fact that rebutting false beliefs, ideas and views does not necessitate bad behaviour, rather Muslims are commanded to behave well towards others.

Must read:

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/living-with-non-muslims-in-the-west-with-fine-conduct/ 

https://salaficentre.com/2017/05/stance-proactive-order-protect-muslims-non-muslim-neighbours-inhuman-ideologies-devilish-acts-jihaadist-terrorists-sympathisers/

To be continued InShaaAllaah

Also Read:

Jesus the Messiah in Islam, in Christianity and in reality: 10 points every Christian really must know:

https://www.abukhadeejah.com/jesus-the-messiah-in-islam-in-christianity-and-in-reality/

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