In my last article I asked the question, Is It Intolerant To Question Islam? In this follow up article I have asked three basic questions every brave hearted Islamicist and every God seeking inquirer of Islam must search out for themselves. To avoid them is to be dishonest with yourself and to be faint hearted at best.
1.) Why does the Quran say that Jesus was Not Crucified on a Cross when all the earliest manuscripts says otherwise. For Example, the four Gospels; as well as historians Thallus, and Josephus; the Talmud, Polycarp who knew the apostle John, and Clement of Rome who knew Paul, Irenaeus who knew Polycarp; and Ignatius who died in 108 AD, plus 29,000 earlier manuscripts that all mention Jesus’s death as an historical fact.
Yet Surah 4:157 says, “And for their saying, “We have killed the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.” In fact, they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them as if they did. Those who differ about him are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it, except the following of assumptions. They certainly did not kill him.”
2.) Why does the Quran say the Bible Is The Revealed Word Of God and yet many Imams say that it became corrupted. Notice the distinction here, what the Quran says and the Imams say are two opposite poles. The burden of proof is to show Christian scholars the manuscripts where these changes have taken place. There ought to be hundreds of them; yet not one has been found. The last resort is to turn to the Apocrypha which is as sparse as a beggars lunch and written 100-200 years later than the New Testament.
The Quran does say that Allah would preserve the Bible as the revealed Word of God. If the Bible was the revealed Word of God, why would he have to write the Quran to take its place and say that he would preserve it. It is as silly as saying someone took off in both directions at the same time.
Surah 5:47 tells us that the Bible is not corrupted. “ So let the people of the Gospel rule according to what Allah revealed in it. Those who do not rule according to what Allah revealed are the sinners” (cf. Surah 2:87; 3:3; 4:163; 5:46: 6:34,115; 10:64).
When, and where is the evidence the Bible has been corrupted when thousands of manuscripts hundreds of years earlier such as the Dead Sea Scrolls (150 BC) and the Sinaiticus (300 AD) and the Vaticanus (350 AD) and the Alexandria (400 AD) and 39,000 quotations from the Early Church Fathers and other earlier Manuscripts all say, “Not so!” The Quran libraries are bankrupt of all such manuscript evidences.
3.) Why does the Quran say Subjugate all Non-Muslims. Why does the Quran say three times, “Kill them (non-believers) wherever you find them.” And yet claim to be a religion of peace. It is the peace you find inside of a gated graveyard, the peace inside of a maximum security prison warehouse.
History is not on their side for this claim. In Surah 5:33 the Quran makes it clear to all of its followers, “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter, theirs will be an awful doom.” The Quran again in Surah 9:29 orders all Muslim-adherents to fight against all non-adherents. “Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.” It is difficult to count the millions who have been killed under this blood red banner, that still flies high on the flag poles in many poverty stricken Islamic countries to this very day.
In rebuttal to the two above verses Imams like to quote Surah 5:32,” For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever kills a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), but afterwards lo! many of them became prodigals in the earth.”
But every honest Imam knows that this verse is taken from the Jewish Talmud and is what Judaism teaches and not what Islam teaches. To quote this verse out of context is another shameful, indelible mark illustrating the dishonesty within Islam’s not so unquestionable sacred pages.