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The Sword of Intellect

Book - 5

Moses & Jesus' time problem

Mohammed Fareeduddin Siddique


Book Number: 5 Document number: 5.14 Dated Updated: 20th May 2004.

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Mr. Know-it-all has yet another timing problem with Quran. Moses and the Injil? Jesus is born more than 1,000 years after Moses, but in 7:157 Allah speaks to Moses about what is written in the Injeel [the book given to Jesus]. Mr. Know-it-all believes are unclear or ambiguous in nature. He thinks of Quran in a very different way. This is the problem of not knowing the language of Quran; Arabic. We have to know where the topic is closing and where it ends. However let us look at the translations of Yousuf Ali, for the verses. Al-A'rf 07:156. And ordain for us good in this world, and in the Hereafter. Certainly we have turned unto You." He said: (As to) My Punishment I afflict therewith whom I will and My Mercy embraces all things. That (Mercy) I shall ordain for those who are the Muttaqn (pious - see V.2:2), and give Zakt; and those who believe in Our Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs and revelations, etc.); Al-A'rf 07: 157. Those who follow the Messenger, the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e.Muhammad SAW) whom they find written with them in the Taurt (Torah) (Deut, xviii, 15) and the Injeel (Gospel) (John xiv, 16), - he commands them for Al-Ma'rf (i.e. Islmic Monotheism and all that Islm has ordained); and forbids them from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds, and all that Islm has forbidden); he allows them as lawful At-Taiyibt [(i.e. all good and lawful) as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.], and prohibits them as unlawful Al-Khab'ith (i.e. all evil and unlawful as regards things, deeds, beliefs, persons, foods, etc.), he releases them from their heavy burdens (of Allh's Covenant), and from the fetters (bindings) that were upon them. So those who believe in him (Muhammad SAW), honour him, help him, and follow the light (the Qur'n) which has been sent down with him, it is they who will be successful. In 7:156 one topic has been concluded, and in 7:157 a new one has begun. They are speaking about two different time periods. The new topic has moved from the time of Prophet Moses ( ) to the time of Prophet Muhammad ( ) and is describing those who "follow the unlettered prophet (Muhammad, ( )) whom they find written in the Torah and the Injeel that is with them." Many stories related to this verse and the Jews of the time of Muhammad ( ) could be narrated here confirming how they did indeed recognize him, Neither is God speaking to Moses in this verse nor is it even addressed to those who lived in that age. If so, then how can they be expected to "follow" Prophet Muhammad ( )if he has not even been born yet? In order to generate a contradiction, this address is redirected by the author of this list from the Jews and Christians of the time of Muhammad ( ) and directed towards Moses ( ) and then forced to be a continuation of a previous topic. The verses narrate the story of the Jews in the time of Moses () and then move a few centuries into the future in order to display their situation at and after the time of Prophet Muhammad (.) I suppose that according to this logic that it shall be acceptable to claim that Deut. 18:18-19 is commanding Prophet Moses ( ) and the Jews that are with him to follow a new prophet who is present in their time? Similarly, according to such logic, should we insist that Acts 3:24-26 is a continuation of the words of Moses ( ) in Acts 3:22-23? Should we
Page 2 of 3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: This document in not intended to hurt any sects religious, emotional feelings. Any thing that is written by a human being is susceptible to errors (like the present day Bible). If there is any truth in this paper, then it is from Allh [ ,] the typo errors (if any) are from myself, Allh [ ] forgive me for my human / typo errors. I can be contacted at mailto:author@fareedsiddique.com. I will be happy to clarify any doubts from my Christian friends in particular and all others in general. Fareed Siddique

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then insist that Acts 2:24-26 claims that prophet Moses ( ) spoke of Samuel's future confirmation of his prophesy? Are the verses of Acts 2:24-26 the words of Moses? Should we force them into his mouth just because the previous two verses of Acts 2:22-23 were his words? All our Mr. Know-it-all has to do is read-in the context before commenting on the verses of Quran, I suggest that he learns a little Arabic before he believes he is learned enough to comment on Quran. O my Learned Christian readers and Mr. Know-it-all, do you really want to turn your face away from the truth? Would you take man-made lies instead of truth of Islam in your lives? do you have any sense of reason? Do they have any thinking-heads? Does God stop you from thinking reasonably? Or would you like to regret in the hereafter. They will say, "If only we had really listened and used our intellect, we would not have been Companions of the Blaze." (Noble Quran, Surat al-Mulk: 10) or would the followers of St. Paul like to regret! O Mr. Know-it-all ! Respond to your Lord before a Day comes from Allah [,] which cannot be turned back. On that Day you will have no hiding-place and no means of denial. (Noble Quran, Surat ash-Shura: 47) I invite you, O my Christian readers, to use your intellect and be a true believer, a truthful submitter to your God Allah [ .] May Allah [ ] bestow upon you his mercy and help you understand the fallacies of the Christian Pauline religion of Saul of Tarus...Ameen, ya Rabbiziljalaal. Allah [ ] makes it very evident for you "W e shall show them Our signs on the horizons and within themselves until it will become clear to them that it is the Truth. Does it not suffice that your Lord is Witness over all things?" The noble Qur'an, Fussilat (41):53. "Verily! this Qur'an guides to that which is most upright, and gives glad tidings to the believers who work deeds of righteousness that theirs will be a great reward" The noble Qur'an, Al-Isra (17):9 Sadakhallah alazeem.

Color codes in this document: Red italics are the words of the present day bible KJV / RSV. Blue italics are the Holy verses of Quran Al-Kareem, Translations by Yousuf Ali / M. Pickthal. Normal blacks are my words, bolded emphases are added from my side. In this paper I am referring the name of the Author of the Anti-Muslim web sites as Mr. Know-it-all for the sole purpose of ease of my readers understanding.

Page 3 of 3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: This document in not intended to hurt any sects religious, emotional feelings. Any thing that is written by a human being is susceptible to errors (like the present day Bible). If there is any truth in this paper, then it is from Allh [ ,] the typo errors (if any) are from myself, Allh [ ] forgive me for my human / typo errors. I can be contacted at mailto:author@fareedsiddique.com. I will be happy to clarify any doubts from my Christian friends in particular and all others in general. Fareed Siddique