WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT TRINITY?:
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Islam reject the concept of “Trinity” which emphasis that “God Almighty” Eternally Exist in three distinct persons namely: Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit.
According to Evangelical Churches in the UK, this is how they describe it:
The following page outlines our Doctrinal Basis of Faith, which is the same as the FIEC Doctrinal Basis (1991) with whom we are affiliated.
There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory.
God is One and Only, Neither Born nor Begotten. God is Omnipresent and Omnipotent.
According to Islamic Spirituality as revealed in Quran and Traditions of the Messenger of Allah-Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him), God Almighty is close to the believers than their own jugular veins.
Quran says [50:16]: And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him.When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’ ” [Al-Bukhari]
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Allah (mighty and sublime be He) will say on the Day of Resurrection:
˜O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. He will say: ˜O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?. He will say: ˜Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you fed Me not. He will say: ˜O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: ˜Did you not know that My servant So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me? O son of Adam, I asked you to give Me to drink and you gave Me not to drink. He will say: ˜O Lord, how should I give You to drink when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: ˜My servant So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink. Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.”
It was related by Muslim.
POSITION OF THE BIBLE REGARDING GOD’S EXISTENCE:
ACCORDING TO BIBLE FATHER IS IN ALL BELIEVERS:
John 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
According to the Bible “ONE God” is in all believers, not just in three persons:
1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?
ACCORDING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT:,
JESUS CHRIST (A.S) WAS MADE TO BE A HIGHER APOSTLE OF GOD AT CERTAIN PERIOD OF HIS MISSION. He did not have an eternal glory with father and holy spirit. As we explained in the blog,http://rabbaniway.wordpress.com/topics the father of Christ is Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) and the Spirit refer to the Holy Spirit of the First of Creation (Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam)
JESUS WAS NOT IN ETERNAL GLORY:
JESUS WAS COMPARED TO MOSES (PEACE BE UPON THEM)
If the Apostles believed in trinity, then there would be no chance they relate the rank of Jesus with Moses!
However, Hebrews 3:3 says: “ Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.”
For Sometime Jesus Lower than Angels:
Hebrews 2:9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor
John 14:28 ……… for the Father is greater than I.
The above verses clearly refutes Jesus shared an eternal glory with the father and holy spirit.
AGAIN BIBLE DENIES ETERNAL GLORY OF CHRIST:
Hebrews 1:5 For God never said to any angel what he said to Jesus: “You are my Son. Today I have become your Father.” God also said, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.”
Acts 13:33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: “‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’
Hebrews 5:5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
Matthew 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father
The above verses suggest that Christ became son of God (means ‘Chosen Servant of God’) when he became high priest!
JESUS CHRIST (A.S) HIMSELF DOESN’T HAVE ANY GLORY: BUT IT IS ATTAINED FROM THE FATHER:
John 8:54 Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
THE SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY (IN SUFISM IT IS CALLED QUTUBANIYYAH)
Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
John 14:24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
THE APOSTLES SAW CHRIST AS AN APOSTLE OF GOD AND HIGH PRIEST, NOT AS GOD:
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
Hebrews 5:10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
The above verses Suggests, Islamic belief of Jesus Christ (A.S) to be true.
DAVID (A.S) INHERITING THE EARTH:
Psalm 2: 7“I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession.…
(Note: Messiah did not inherit the earth, according to Church, Christ will select his followers and go to heavenly kingdom and his kingdom will not be earthly,Contrary to that belief Christ will be given a Kingdom like that of David, and it is proven that David’s Kingdom was earthly kingdom, and God has promised Messiah to have the Kingdom like that of David’s, which will be again earthly Kingdom as Hadith states about the return of Messiah, See Acts 13:34….He has spoken in this way: ‘I WILL GIVE YOU THE HOLY and SURE blessings OF DAVID.’)
HOWEVER THERE ARE MANY SONS OF GOD IN BIBLE:
Genesis: 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose.
So we can see that the son of god is an alteration for the “Chosen Servant of God”
John 20:17..……… ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'”
Matthew 23:9....And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
This are enough evidence from Bible that God Exist in all True Believers. There is no single statement in Bible which says: God exist eternally only n three persons”, nor a statement which suggests Jesus and Father and Holy Spirit are eternally one and equal in glory and power.
Jesus Christ (A.S) did not order to Worship him or Pray to him, rather he taught:
Matthew 6:9 “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
GOD IS NOT TO BE WORSHIPED IN FLESH (IN JESUS):
Matthew 4: 23″But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24″God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
John 4:23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh-
Luke 4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”
APOSTLES DID NOT INSTRUCT PEOPLE TO WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST (A.S)
Acts 14: 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.…
In this most crucial incident , Paul and Barnabas did not instruct people to worship Jesus Christ (A.S) , because they all were worshiping only the God of Israel- Allah Almighty Exalted (Elloah)
CHRIST JESUS (A.S) PRAYING:
Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission
Luke 6:12 One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
As Church states: “God is unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love” and eternally exist in three persons, then Jesus who is in eternal glory with father and spirit, does not need to pray to God. ,Does he have to pray to God???
VERSE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT:
John 10:30 I and the Father are one.”
CONTEXT: John 14:20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
VERSE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT TO WORSHIP JESUS CHRIST (A.S)
Matthew 14:33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God (Chosen Servant).“
From other verses in the Bible it is clear that “worship” is an alteration to declare: “Honored him/ respected him/revered him”
It is said: Daniel 2:46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar threw himself down before Daniel and worshiped him, and he commanded his people to offer sacrifices and burn sweet incense before him.
Christ (A.S) did not prevent them “revering him or honoring him” ,also Prophet Daniel did not prevent King Nebuchadnezzar to honour him. revere him (See worship in the Bible), because the people were not worshiping Jesus as God, and King was not worshiping Daniel as God, so both Jesus Christ and Prophet Daniel (A.S) did not have to prevent them doing respect and reverence.But on the other hand the gentiles who just started following Paul and Barnabas were worshiping them as “Pagan Gods (Zeus and Hermes) so they prohibited that acts and ordered to worship God Almighty Alone!
Acts 10: 25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man.”…
Acts 14: 12 And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out…15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.…
So we see that there is no teaching in Bible to worship Jesus Christ (A.S) as God Almighty!
Hebrews 12:28: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
Luke 22:41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,
Luke 22:44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Mark 14:39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Matthew 26:42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
THEREFORE GOD ANSWERED HIS PRAYER:
Hebrews 5:7 New Living Translation
While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.
However, some people quote the verses of the so called Crucifixion from the Bible, this is an error to believe Jesus Christ (A.S) is crucified, which is to serve the lie. However, they did not understand what were happening, one who made resemble like Christ being crucified and nothing was revealed clearly to the world until the Quran-last revelation came forth.
CHRIST (PEACE BE UPON HIM) WAS A MIGHTY PROPHET:
They even feared him, not as the people depict the picture of Christ!
Mark 9:32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.
Luke 9:45 But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them, so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it.
John 14:16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
Acts 13:27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.
PEOPLE DID NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING, BUT THEY BELIEVED JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED FOR THEIR SINS, IT LATER SERVED THE LIE THAT “JESUS PAID IT ALL” AND SERVED IN THE LAWLESSNESS:
2 Thessalonians 2: 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie,
Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.
MARK 7: 6 And He said to them, “Rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 7 ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’ 8″Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”…
Matthew 15 8‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. 9 ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'”
So it is said: [Colossins 2:8] See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
SO WHAT DID JESUS SAY? WORSHIP HIM OR GOD ALONE?
Matthew 4:10 … ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
Quran 4:157 And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ‘Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)]:
THE FULFILLMENT OF HEBREWS 5:7
John 7 Verses- 33 Therefore Jesus said, “For a little while longer I am with you, then I go to Him who sent Me. 34 “You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come.”
They will look to harm Jesus Christ (A.S) , but they will be able to not find him, since they did not accept him, they will die in sin:
John 8:21 Once more Jesus said to them, “I am going away, and you will look for me, and you will die in your sin. Where I go, you cannot come.”
John 13:33 “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.
EVEN THE FEET OF JESUS WILL NOT HARMED:
Luke 4: 10 for it is written, ‘HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU,’ 11 and, ‘ON their HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, SO THAT YOU WILL NOT STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.'”…
Psalm 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
Luke 4:11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
SCRIPTURE DOESN’T SAY JESUS IS GOD, SO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN LIES WALK IN DARKNESS:
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
TO SEE JESUS CHRIST (A.S) AS A PROPHET AND HIGH PRIEST:
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
Hebrews 6:20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Philippians 4:8 Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise…
1 John 1:6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
Finally we can conclude that , the (false) god who will emerge in the end of times, will be false Messiah, who claim to be God, and Jesus Christ (A.S) will destroy him and those who follow him (Lawless people)
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.…
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
THE LAW SAYS TO WORSHIP GOD AND SERVE HIM ALONE
Isaiah 66:17 “Those who consecrate and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one who is among those who eat the flesh of pigs, rats and other unclean things–they will meet their end together with the one they follow,” declares the LORD.
Luke 13:27-28 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out.
AND TO FOLLOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH, RATHER THAN HOLD ON TO CHRIST (A.S):
John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.
IF CHRIST TO BE WORSHIPED AND IF HE IS ENOUGH FOR ETERNITY, THEN HE WOULD NOT HAVE SAID THE BELOW VERSES TO FOLLOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH:
John 16:7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–
ANTI-CHRIST IS NOT IN ISLAM, MUSLIMS DOES NOT BELIEVE A GOD IN FLESH:
Quran Chapter 112 Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.
MUSLIMS DO BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST (A.S) AND ALL OTHER PROPHETS.
So Anti-Christ must be of those who are one of these who are from one of these category or all of this category: lawless, who deny Christ Son of Mary (Peace be upon them) , who do not worship true God, who worship Jesus instead of worshiping Creator, (as also the Bible says)
Quran 2:133 Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob, when he said to his sons, “What will you worship after me?” They said, “We will worship your God and the God of your fathers, Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac – one God. And we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”
Quran 2:136 Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”
We are Muslims, followers of Prophets of Allah. And be witness that “We are Muslims”
There is no fooling/nonsense/confusions in Islam. For God is not an author of confusion and disorder, but Of Peace as in all the congregation of the God’s Prophets.
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen
(Peace be upon them Messengers of Allah)
Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
(Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds)
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By: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al Hassani
(Representative of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order)