*Jesus for the Jews and Muhammad for Mankind Part 3*
Jesus for the Jews and Muhammad for-Mankind
Guidance to The Uncertain in Reply to the Jews
Christianity and Islam
Refutation of Obfuscation
The Cross and the Crescent
Before Nicea : The Early Followers of Prophet Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)
The Choice – Islam and Christianity:
Quiet Dialogue Between a Muslim and a non-Muslim.
Relationships Of The Great: Prophet Muhammad Presents His Brother Jesus To-Mankind
Islam for Christians
Truth Seeker Portal
Grup Wa: https://chat.whatsapp.com/FOr7w0v1Yr31ZSxV1IziMV
JESUS ONLY FOR THE JEWS
There is also a wrong belief among many people, especially Africans that only the-Christians (white-people) know about God and other nations knew nothing, instead they-had to wait for white-missionaries to come with their Bible and teach them about God.This is totally wrong because long before white people came to South Africa, people-knew about God and the evidence of that is the-fact that God Almighty is known by some-names in all African tribes. And each tribe knows Him by some name which does not-depict him as a God Who has partners. He is always-depicted as a Supreme and most-powerful being. And the Qur’an says: “And there never was a people, without a-Warner having lived among them (in the past).”
(Qur’an chapter 35 Verse 24)
God sent Prophets to every tribe-on earth and that Prophet-was sent to teach the message-of God only to the specific tribe he was sent. So the last of such Prophets is Jesus Christ-peace be upon him, the son of Mary. He was not sent to all nation of the earth.
Once the opportunity arose for-Jesus to say he came for the-whole world in front of Pilate-when he was asked: “Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are-you the King of the Jews?’ Yes, it is as you say,’ Jesus replied.” (Matthew chapter 27 verse 11). Here Jesus squandered another golden opportunity in front of the governor when he-should have-said, “Yes I am not the king of the Jews only but of the whole world.”Unfortunately for the-Christians he did not claim to be the king of the world as they wish-him to have been. But he said he is the king of the Jews. On top of all that, it was written-on his cross, above his head(This is according to Christians,we Muslims do not believe that Jesus-died or even went to the cross,instead it was someone else in his stead who was crucified and died and buried etc)
“THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE!JEWS.” (Matthew-chapter 27 verse 37) The whole world is not mentioned here nor mankind.
Even from his birth it was known-that he will be the king of-the Jews not of the world.The Magi of the East testified: “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?”(Matthew 2:2)
Another thing worthy mentioning-here in this whole-thing about crucifixion of Jesus is-the claim that he came to-die for the sins of the world:Every where Jesus was taken and-gave answers after his arrest in the garden of Gethsemane, no where he claimed to have-come to die for the sins of the world. And if he really came for that, then he was an-unwilling sacrifice. But when and how was-he intending to do this if he was not be-betrayed by Judas Iscariot at last? Because it took the devil in Judas Iscariot to have Jesus-crucified for the sins of the Christians, (John 13:27), but they don’t say a word of thanks-to these two (Judas and the Devil) who helped them with the “blood of the lamb which-takes away the sins of man.”
All we see is the annual-celebration of the Good Friday all over the world. If the Friday-in which Jesus died is good-then what happened to him-in Golgotha is good, which means-also he who orchestrated it, did good. If God signed a-contract with Jesus to come and-save the world with his blood-then the sacrifice who in-this case is Jesus had to be caught-and killed some day for the sins of the world. Why the one who made this come through-is cursed, instead of being thanked? Christians have proven to be very ungrateful in this-regard to Judas. One does not need to be filled with the Holy Spirit to see that Jesus was-unwilling to die for the world. If you read the Gospels you will find that Jesus was-unhappy about Judas Iscariot handing him over to be sacrificed for the world. Listen to-Jesus when he tells his disciples: i tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me.” (John-chapter 13 verse 21). In the Gospel of Luke which is-where this coming to die for the-sins of the world is derived-from, we read: “The Son of man will go as it has been decreed, but-woe to that man who betrays him.”(Luke chapter 22 verse 22)
Why woe to Judas Iscariot when he-was making what he came for to take place? In the-Gospel of Matthew it reads: “The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to-that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would-be better for him if he had not been born.”
(Matthew chapter 26 verse 24)
These are the words of an happy-man when he was supposed-to have been in his highest-point of happiness because the contract between him-and his Father of redeeming the-sinners with his own blood was to take place, Why was he unhappy now, was he afraid?In which way did he think he was-going to die for his people?The fact is: there is no such-thing as one person dying for the ineguities of others. TheRighteous God can never kill-His righteous Servant Jesus in the place of the evil ones, never.
In The Holy Qur’an He tells us that:
“Every soul draws the meed of its-acts on none but itself: no bearer of burdens can-bear the burden of another. Your goal in the end is towards Allih: He will tell you-the truth of the things wherin you disputed.” (Holy Qur’an 6:164)
This is in agreement with that-which was spoken by Prophet-Ezekiel: “For every living soul-belongs to me, the father as well as the son – both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one-who will die.” (Ezekiel 18 verse 4)
In other words if people commitsins it is not Jesus who will be punished, rather it will-be themselves who will have to die for what they have done, not Jesus, Peace be upon-him.
Leaving the crucifixion alone this-brings us to the fact that All-the Prophets of God who-were sent prior to Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, were sent to-their nations or tribes-only and Prophet Jesus is one of such Prophets. Jesus on whom be-peace, was not sent to the whole world, as we are made to-believe, but Muhammad was.And we shall see this in both the Bible and the Qur’an and in the traditions of the Holy-Prophet, Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
The Christians condemn people-who do not want to take-Jesus Christ as their personal-saviour because they believe that Jesus came for the-whole of mankind. And therefore,you, not accepting Jesus, no salvation for you.
But we find in the history of Jesus-that at the very beginning of-his mission he denied that-he came for the whole world. He-demonstrated this even by his-selection of his disciples,among whom was the-Satanic Peter(Jesus turned and said to Peter,“Out of my sight, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me: you do not have-in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:23)
Judas Iscariot, the traitor and the doubting Thomas,all of whom were Israelites. Other nations had no representatives at all in Jesus’ cabinet-but only the twelve tribes of the house of Israel.
(Israel means twelve tribes of Israel-and these tribes come from the twelve sons of Jacob who was latter-called Israel (Genesis 32 verse 28) but now the Israelites are referred to as Jews)
Jesus did not only show this by his-selection of his disciples, he expressed it out in-words and deeds. You say, “How?” We say in the book of Matthew chapter 10 verse 5-we find the following report:
“These twelve Jesus sent out with-the following instructions: Do-not go to any Gentile territory-or any Samaritan towns. Instead you are to go to the lost sheep of the people of-Israel. ‘” (Matthew chapter 10 verse 5)
Who is an Israelite? An Israelite is-a person who is a descendent of Jacob. We in South-Africa are not the descendants of Jacob and we can never be, by whatever stretch of our-imaginations. I am aware that black people who follow Rastafarianism consider themselves to be coming from Israel. In other words they are Israelites. This could be as a
result of hallucination andimaginations from the excessive use of marijuana which-makes them think to be what they are not. Only some people in Ethiopia can make that-claim, others have no-right, they are merely forgers-and it is wrong for a person to-forcefully claim to be coming from the line of another-man who is not from his lineage.
One Christian friend of mine was-preaching his Christ to me, trying to win me for his lord-and saviour, he said, “Listen my dear friend, accept Christ as your Lord and personal-saviour.” I told him that I already have a Saviour and-this Saviour of mine is enough, I-am not in need of any-more saviours. He said, “Yes-but Jesus is more worthy of your-worship because whatever-you ask in his name he will give you.” As if lever complained-to him of not getting what I pray for from my Lord, Allah. I said, “Really? I’d like to-believe you, but Jesus could not answer the prayers that were made to him even when he-was still walking this earth, how much more to me who is down in South Africa, right at-the end of the world? You are-preaching Jesus to me who-prohibited his disciples to-preach to non-Jews and the-Samaritans, his neighbours,the Samaritans who could have-been speaking a-language closer to his, How will he talk to me who speaks a language-which is far different than his? My friend seemed to have been not making sense of what-I was getting at. I carried on-and said, “Jesus would not-listen to a Canaanite woman on-the basis that she was not an-Israelite, will he then listen and-answer me, a Xhosa who has-no relationship with the-Israelites, from South Africa-when he did not answer the person-who was in front of him and while the one who was asking him a favour was also-looking at him? Am I not in a more disadvantaged situation than her, because I do not-even see him and Jam not sure if he sees me too? Let us read this together”: “Leaving-that place, Jesus-withdrew to the region of Tyre, and Sidon. A Canaanite-woman from that vicinity-came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly-from demonpossession.”Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him,Send her away, for she Keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I Was sent only to the lost-sheep of the people of Israel…”
(Matthew 15 verse 21)
When my friend read this verse, I-could see it was for the first time-he was setting eyes on-it, he never read it before. He kept starting from the beginning as if he was not believing-what he was reading. He then told me that he would go home to find out the meaning of-the above verse from-his pastor and then tell me the following day. I said, “Fine”. The-following day he said his pastor told him that I cannot-understand that verse unless I was-baptised in the name of Jesus and received the Holy Spirit.
I said, “Incredible isn’t it! Do you-want to tell me that in that church of yours you are-baptized with different Holy Spirits, are the pastors baptized by one and non pastors with-another?” He answered, “No we are baptized by one and the same Spirit…” I interjected,“But why the Holy Spirit in you could no explain the meaning of this verse?” I continued,“Come on my friend, you-either possess different types-of this Holy Spirit or you are just-imagining yourselves to possess one while you have none. By the way, I knew your-pastor would make it as if the verse-contains somewhat a hidden meaning while it is so-clear. The Holy Spirit is their usual shell they always get into when they cannot explain-the contradictions that are abounding in their religion. The-reality is: Jesus came for the-Jews, Allah says it in the Qur’an, Jesus says it in the Gospel of Matthew, Muhammad-says it, we believe it, and you Christians deny it.”
The Qur’an bears testimony to this-in the following words: “And (We appointed Jesus)an Apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message):
And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allāh. And I cure the blind [from birth] and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allāh. And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers
(Qur’an chapter 3 Verse 49)
THE UNIVERSAL PROPHET.
The Prophet of Islam on the other hand, from the very onset, was sent to the whole of-mankind, The Qur’an says it, he says it, the history about him says it and we affirm it, He-did not wait to be rejected before he could accept us we people who were not of his race.-In the following Verse of the Holy ,Qur’an, Allah, Glory be to Him, declares:
“And We have not sent you except comprehensively[Literally, “inclusively, without exception.”] to mankind as a bringer of good tidings and a warner. But most of the people do not know.”
(Qur’an 34 Verse 28)
And again the Holy Prophet-Muhammad, may Allah-bless him and grant him peace, is-commanded to proclaim:
Say, [O Muḥammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allāh to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in Allāh and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allāh and His words, and follow him that you may be guided
(Quran chapter 7 Verse 158)
The message of the Ouran is the-message to the world, not just to aspecific race as it-is in-the case with Moses and Jesus but to all people:
So where are you going?[In your denial of the Qur’ān and in your accusations against the Prophet (ﷺ) . The meaning is essentially “Surely, you have strayed far from Allāh’s path]
It is not except a reminder to the worlds
For whoever wills among you to take a right course
(Quran 81 Verse 26-28)
FROM THE MAN’S MOUTH
We take what Jesus and Muhammad said about-themselves, we are not talking about-dreams and visions that were later reported about them after they were long gone from-this world. What the person says about himself carries more weight than what people say-about him.
Narrated Anas bin Milik, may Allah-be pleased with him that: “While we were sitting-with the Prophet in the mosgue, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel-kneel down in the mosgue, tied its foreleg and then said: “Who among you is-Muhammad?” At that time the Prophet was sitting among us (his companions)leaning on his arm. We replied, “This white man reclining on his arm.” The man then-addressed him, “O Son of “Abdul Muttalib.” The Prophet said, “I am here to answer-your questions.” The man said to the Prophet, “I want to ask you something and will-be hard in guestioning. So do not get angry.” The Prophet said, “Ask whatever you-want.” The man said, “I ask you by your Lord, and the Lord of-those who came before-you, HAS ALLAH SENT YOU AS AN APOSTLE TO ALL THE MANKIND?” The-Prophet replied, “By Allah, YES.” The man further said, “I ask you by Allah. Has-Allah ordered-you to offer five prayers in a day and night?”He replied, “By Allah,Yes.” The man further said, “I ask you by Allah, Has Allah ordered you to obserye fasts during this month of the year (i.e. Ramadan)?” He replied, By Allah, Yes.” The-man further said, “I ask you by Allah, Has Allah ordered you to take Zakdh from our-rich people and distribute it among our poor people?”The Prophet replied, “By Allah-Yes.” There upon that man said, “I believe in all that with which you have been sent,and I have been sent by my people as a messenger, and I am Dimam bin Tha’laba from-the brothers of Bani Sa’d bin Bakr.” (Bukhari Vol 1, hadith 63, page54-55)
OTHER NATIONS INVITED
When Muhammad, may Allah bless-him and grant him peace, was asked whether he was-sent to all mankind he said, “Yes”. And we hear in his biography that he invited all the-neighbouring nations to his religion before his demise. He sent messengers to Africa,Rome and other places. As-a result, king Negus of Ethiopia-embraced Islam and became-the first king in the whole-world to accept Islam. There are letters that he sent to different-places to people who were not Arabs. And in his biography (seerah) it is recorded that-many chiefs from the surrounding areas came to embrace Islam from his noble hand. But-Jesus, on whom be-peace and blessings of Allah, said he is sent to the lost sheep of the-people of Israel only. If words carry any meaning, the word “only” means no one else.
Until Jesus left this world no-person who is not an Israelite ever embraced his religion-directly or indirectly from him. He sent no messengers to Africa. We are aware of the-report that he once preached to the Samaritans where: “Many of the Samaritans in that town-believed in Jesus beause the woman had said… “John 4 verse 39).
But even those Samaritans who-believed in him could have-been Israelites who lived in-the land of the Samaritans-because Jews have been scattered all over the place from long-ago, moreover that-woman says when she argues with him: It was Our ancestor Jacob-who gave us this well, he and his sons and his flocks all drank from it. (John 4 verse 12)
We must remember that Jacob-who according to Genesis-32 verse 28 was then named-Israel, is the father of the-Israelites, it is him to whom-this woman was referring as their-ancestor. Therefore these-Samaritans were Israelites. If that woman and those people who-believed in Jesus were not-Israelites that would mean that-Jesus contradicted himself then-because he said to Matthew 10:5: “Do not go to any Gentile-territory or any Samaritan towns .Instead, you are to-go to the-lost sheep of the people of Israel.” “Again in Matthew 15:24 he said(I was sent only to the lost sheep of the people of Israel…”
The disciples and the apostles were also not interested in the non Israelites especially the-Africans. Also St Paul, the real founder of Christianity, never set his foot on the continent-of Africa to preach-his ‘salvation”. Read about all his travels and all his letters which are-the main part of the New Testament, they are all addressed to his churches in Rome,Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colosse, Thessalonica, and to his Greek friends-Timothy, Titus and-Philemon but not a single one-to the Africans. Even Phillip whom-they always quote about coming to Africa, (Acts chapter 8 verse 26-31). He met an-African who was a black Jew from Ethiopia not just any African as in the true sense of-the word African. And-they did not meet in Africa but-in Jerusalem. So Phillip was a Jew-and the African was aJew, No big deal at all.
But the Holy Prophet, Muhammad,may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had too-many disciples who are called “As-hab” and they came from different nationalities, to-name just a few: Abu Bakr, was an Arab, Salman was a Persian, Abdullah bin Salaam-was a Jew, Suhaib Arrumi was a person who came from Rome or Greece as some of us-say, and Bilaal ibn Rabah was-an African. These five I have-mentioned were some of the-closest to him. This backed his-claim that he came for all-people. And in the whole world-there is no religion that speaks so explicit against racism as the religion of Islam.
White People brought Christianity-from Europe along-with racism. And they practised-this racism of theirs from the year 1652 and finally-gave it up partially in 1994. I say-partially because even in the-year 2003 we read in the Argus-newspaper of an incident-where a coloured woman-was kicked out of the church in Parow NG Kerk denomination,the same NG Kerk-that in 1986 issued a statement that “Islam is a false religion”. The-Afrikaans speaking-Christians would not give up their racial discrimination completely-even after the new dispensation, why? because there-is no clear guidance from their-Scripture. Instead more emphasis is laid on who slept with whom and gave birth to-whom. Islam from the beginning, just did not have a room for racism. The Qur’an speaks-unambiguously about this:
O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allāh is the most righteous[Literally, “he who has the most taqwā,” i.e., consciousness and fear of Allāh, piety and righteousness] of you. Indeed, Allāh is Knowing and Aware.
(Qur’ an 49:13)
Of all the universal religions I’ve ever come across, it is only Islam that deals with the-racial problem head on. For example when the Arab conquerors had sent a deputation of-their ablest men to discuss terms of surrender of the capital of Egypt, headed by a Negro(Black man) called Ubadah as the ablest of them all. The Christian Archbishop Cyrus exclaimed: “Take away that black man! I can have no discussion with him.”To the astonishment of the-sacred bishop, he was told that-this man was commissioned by-General Amr, that the Muslims held Negroes and white men in egual respect judging a-man by his character and not by his colour. Well, if the Negro must lead, he must-speak gently’, ordered the prelate, so as not to frighten his white-auditors.”
The black leader answered: “There-are a thousand blacks, as black as myself,amongst our companions. I and they would be ready to meet and fight a-hundred enemies together. We live only to fight for God, and to follow-His will. We care naught for wealth, so-long as we have the wherewithal-to stay our hunger and to clothe our bodies. This world is naught for us,the next world is all.”
(S.S Leedr, Veiled Mysteries of Egypt, London, 1912, pp. 332-335)
In this incident which S.S Leeder wrote about, we see Islam not only accepting blacks or-Africans in its fold but also putting those who were capable among them in positions of-leadership. This is also one proof that Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and-grant him peace, was sent to all mankind. He did not have a first choice and then when-that first choice of his rejects him he turns to his second choice.
“And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge.”
ISLAM ALWAYS THE RELIGION OF OTHER PEOPLE
While Islam is the religion of All-the people on earth,surprisingly enough people of-different places give it to some people, for example, in Germany it is known as the-religion of the-Turks, in England it is regarded-as the religion of the Pakistanis, in-America it is branded as the religion of the black people and in South Africa it is looked-atas cither the religion of the Indians or the Malays. In-Kwazulu Natal in the same South-Africa, black people refer to Islam as the religion of “Amakula’ (Kules).
If this is Satan who mislead the-people of the world into hating and rejecting their religion,
Islam, as many of us do, then he-succeeded. Did he not vow:
[Iblees] said, “My Lord, because You have put me in error, I will surely make [disobedience] attractive to them [i.e., mankind] on earth, and I will mislead them all, except your servants among them, sincere and-purified by your grace.” (Holy Qur’an 15 Verse 39-40)
Clearly the majority of us in South-Africa and the world over is unfortunately been-put in the-wrong, except the sincere servants of Allah who are purified by His-grace (Muslims).