Dec 26, 2012

Christianity and Jesus - Part 05

From Part 04
 This post is only meant for the purpose of knowledge

Christianity and Jesus
Searching for The True Fact - Part 05
In the Perspective of Islam
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He was called as Jesus in Bible 
and as Eesa a.s in Quran

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Muslims love him. 
Believe that Jesus was a prophet is one 
of the pillars of Iman (faith).in Islam
Yet Muslims call him as 
Eesa / Isa
  عيسى 
because that's his original 
and real name as mentioned in the 
Quran

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

ذَٰلِكَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ ۚ قَوْلَ الْحَقِّ الَّذِي فِيهِ يَمْتَرُونَ
Such is 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (it is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute).

Das ist 'Isa ibn Maryam - Jesus, Marias Sohn. Das ist die Wahrheit, an der sie zweifeln.

Yang demikian sifat-sifatnya itulah Isa Ibni Maryam. Keterangan yang tersebut ialah keterangan yang sebenar-benarnya, yang mereka ragu-ragu dan berselisihan padanya.

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Origin of Christmas and 
Date of Birth of Jesus ( Eesa a.s )


Do Muslims celebrates Christmas ? 
by Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
Sheikh Ahmad Deedat replies about Muslims celebrating Christmas 
in his lecture titled 'Fosis 23rd Annual Gathering Christmas

Christmas, Santa Claus and Islam 
by Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick - The Deen Show

Christmas, Halloween, and Easter are all commonly practiced festivals 
by thousands in various countries across the world. 
In this video Dr. Quick unveils the polytheistic nature of these events.

Introduction [start time 00:00]
About me [start time 02:15]
Historical background of December 25 [start time 05:39]
Was Jesus born on December 25
About Santa Claus [start time 11:55]
About Easter [start time 13:40]
About Halloween [start time 15:19]
Valentines Days [start time 16:09]
Is Valentines Day an innocent day? [start time 18:24]
Trick or Treat (I just want some candy) [start time 19:50]
I just want to see my family and it's the season to be jolly! [start time 22:00]
Advice for the viewers [start time 24:40]
Monotheism is the call of every messenger [start time 26:58]
Extremism is found in every faith [start time 28:11]
Conclusion [start time 30:13]

Why did Paul change the commandments of God 
and The Birth of Jesus?


82% of the BIBLE Written By Paul 
 Speech by Sheikh Khalid Yasin
aboKhansa | August 12, 2009

Red letter bible
Sheikh Ahmad Deedat
truthman600 | July 13, 2008

Among the saying as stated in the 
RED LETTER BIBLE

Santa Claus ??
Sheikh Yusuf Estes

Origins of New Year's Eve
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Jesus, a Muslim, was Neither Killed, nor Crucified.

We have seen that Jesus (pbuh) greeted his disciples like a Muslim, by saying: “Peace be unto you”, when he appeared before them after his so-called ‘resurrection’ (John 20:19). Muslims use the same words to greet, (but in Arabic): Assalaamu Alaikum.

We have also seen that the utterances of Jesus have been supportive of and predicting about the rise of Muhammad (pbuh), and through him the belief Islam and the believing nation of Muslims, to which his followers are required to join.

In John 16: 12 & 13, Jesus says:

“I have yet many things to say unto you,

but you cannot bear them now.

Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth, is come,

He will guide you into all truth; ”

In an earlier article, we have seen that this prophecy by Prophet Jesus (pbuh) refers to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), whose arrival his followers were directed to await. The many things that Jesus would have liked to tell his followers have not been told to them, not because Jesus did not know them, but only because his followers were not ready to bear them at that time: “..... but you cannot bear them now.”

When Jesus (pbuh) states “you cannot bear them now”, it only refers to his followers and does not include himself, because he did not say: “WE cannot bear them now”.

Since Jesus didn't count himself among them in this matter, it means he was ready to bear them: the guidance that the expected prophet will bring. He was aware of them and he was ready to bear them. But did he follow in action what he knew and was ready for? Yes. He did much of what a Muslim would do and is expected to do. In fact, this begins to happen even while he anticipates arrest by the Roman rulers.

He comes to know that he will be betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, into the hands of the Jews, who intended to kill him. Apart from this, the other thing that makes him sorrowful is that he was expecting to do many things that a Muslim does. He was looking forward to the joy of doing all those things; but now his end is staring on the face. He tells his disciples:

“My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.” (Mark 14:34)

The one thing that he can surely do, before he is arrested, is to pray to the Lord as a Muslim prays. So he prays like a Muslim and does prostration (Sajda), touching his forehead to the ground:

“And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed....” (Matthew 26:39) What is his prayer to the Lord? The verse (Matthew 26:39) continues: “...saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.”

Mark 14:36 says about his prayer: “And he said, Abba, Father, all things [are] possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will.”

Luke 22:42 says about Jesus’ prayer: “Saying, Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but your, be done.”

The common thing observed from the above verses is: Jesus (peace be upon him) prays to the Lord to save him from the anticipated persecution at the hands of the Jews; yet not as Jesus wishes but as the Lord wills. Do you realize what Jesus is stating at this moment? He subdues his wishes and submits himself to the will of Allah. In other words, Jesus declares his Islam, submission, at that moment.

As already explained in Article 1 in this series: A Muslim is one who has submitted to the will of Allah. Islam means submission (to the will of Allah), while it also means Peace. Thus, by declaring his submission to the will of Allah, Jesus declared himself to be a Muslim.

It was also mentioned in Chapter 2 that Jesus (pbuh), as also the other prophets before him, called themselves ‘Muslims’.

But, then, why their followers were not named as ‘Muslims’, too?

If the followers of the different other prophets were also to be called as ‘Muslims’, then there would have been confusion in distinguishing between the true Muslims (who believe in all the prophets) and the followers of other prophets (who believe in some prophets and disbelieve in the rest). Belief in all the messengers of Allah is a basic requirement to be called a Muslim. Allah tells the Muslims in Qur'an:

“ Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the Prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered. ” (2:136)

Thus, Jesus (pbuh) practiced Islam, i.e., Submission and he got Islam, i.e., Peace. How ?

The Bible tells us in Luke 22:43

“ And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.”

This is in appreciation of his act of Submission and as an answer to his prayers. The strength at that moment but what he needed most desperately was solace and assurance from the Lord that he would be saved from the arrest and wanted the freedom to perform the things he wanted to do as a Muslim.

So, Jesus the Muslim (peace be upon him) had prayed in ARABIC: “Yaa Ilaahi, Yaa Ilaahi, Lima Sabaqtanee? ”. Does the phrase sound familiar? Yes, this is what he asked the Lord at that moment. “O my Lord, O my Lord, Why have you advanced me (in my end)? ”

Since he wished to do important things which a Muslim must do while he is still alive, the threatened end troubles him. So his prayer: “ O my Lord, O my Lord, Why have you ADVANCED ME? ”

Having not understood what he said, but actually having misunderstood what he said, the writers of the Gospel shifted these words into a situation where it fitted according to their understanding and scheme. The prayer has thus been misunderstood and then quoted out of context.

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