Sunday, 29 January 2017

Are you Jesus's brother or mother ?

He replied (Jesus), "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice." (Luke 8:21)

But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. (Matthew 12:48-50)


Shall we conclude from the above saying if u hear gods words and put it into practice your either Jesus brother or mother?..... Is that literal brother and mother or metaphorical? Why not apply the similar saying to Mary Pbuh when she was called the sister of Aaron?  Isn't that double standards from from Christians!! We also read from genesis Abraham calling his nephew lot BROTHER!!

And when Abram heard that his brother lot was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. (Genesis 14:14)

And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people. (Genesis 14:12)

So Abram said to Lot, "Please let there be no strife between you and me, nor between my herdsmen and your herdsmen, for we are brothers. (Genesis 13:8)


Once again are the above passages metaphorical or literal you choose, let's be consistence and rational, we know they mean brothers and sisters mothers and fathers in faith and to finish off this absurd desperate attempt to attack Islam by Christians I would like to close this with a verse from the book of Luke 

In the time of Herod king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah, and whose wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Aaron.
(Luke 1:5)

Was she really the daughter of Aaron ? Or descendent now imagine if we start playing those pathetic games how will u react!!   

"I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches.
(Job 30:29)

Are the words Tawheed and Trinity found in scriptures (Argument busted)

Whenever Muslims have a dialogue with Christians regarding theology, and the topic of trinity comes up Christians normally find it very uneasy to discuss this very issues of trinity. Just for the records most Christians have no understanding of the trinity and generally dismiss it as a mystery!. 

Now coming back to the topic of Trinity. When Muslims ask Christians where in the bible is the word trinity mentioned?. Rather then responding to the question they normally divert and counter by asking where in the Quran dose it say Tawheed. Interestingly Christians have acknowledged the word trinity which is supposed to be a core  fundamental doctrine attributing to their God is not found any where in the bible? How absurd. In fact the closed to trinity which is doing in 1 John 5:7 is actually a later addition and wasn't originally mentioned. This further supports the claim that there is not absolute mention of trinity nor the concept of trinity is found anywhere in the bible so the question is why use the word TRINITY where is was unknown to Jesus and his disciples!. Now what does trinity mean where did it derive form? The etymology behind it would mean three which again fails to support what Jesus and his disciples believed in and that is ECHAD One True God.

The earliest record of trinity is mentioned by 2nd century theologian Tertullian,  R.E. Roberts writes :

"Tertullian was the first Christian writer to face a serious attack concerning the nature of God. In response, he outlined a formula summarising the Biblical teaching on this, and was the first to use the word trinitas in a technical way to describe the relation of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The work is question is Adv. Praxean, but he also uses the term in De Pudicitia 2, and 21, and 25. He also was the first to use the word persona for the persons of the Trinity. However Tertullian's pioneering work in this area does not always avoid tending to make the Son subordinate to the Father, no doubt because the issue was not in his mind at the time. In Adv. Hermogenes 4 he makes a statement that there was a time when the Son did not exist, but the context again suggests that the statement is an inadvertence drawn forth by his argument about the appropriate titulature of the persons of the Trinity, rather than a doctrinal statement."
So from the above quotation we read that concept of trinity derived during the 2nd century by Tertullian, thus we can agree Jesus nor his disciples were aware of this triune god theory. An innovation introduced centuries later which is still being understood by Christian. 

Now let's bust this weak argument made by Christians regarding the word Tawheed. As mentioned above Christians who can't answer regarding the trinity and why it's not mentioned in the bible, tend to divert the question and ask Muslims here is Tawheed found in the Quran. Just for the records since we've proven that not only is the word trinity not in the entire bible even the concept of trinity is not found nor was this trinity even known or used by Jesus or his disciples. This goes to show that no such doctrine was even known or used till the 2nd century.

Coming to the word Tawheed one has to first establish where the word Tawheed derived from : 

Tawheed in Arabic means attributing Oneness to Allaah and describing Him as being One and Unique, with no partner or peer in His Essence and Attributes.  
The Arabs say waahid, ahad and waheed, all meaning one. Allaah is Waahid, meaning that He has no rivals or peers in any way. So Tawheed means knowing Allaah is One, with none like unto Him. Whoever does not acknowledge Allaah in these terms and does not describe Him as being One with no partner or associate does not believe in Tawheed. 
Tawheed means Monotheism that is believing in One True God who has No associates or parters. It's root word is Waahid, Ahad and Waheed 

This word (Tawheed) and its derivatives are used with this meaning in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. For example: 

“Say (O Muhammad): He is Allaah, (the) One [Ahad].Allaah‑us‑Samad [Allaah — the Self‑Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)].He begets not, nor was He begotten.And there is none co‑equal or comparable unto Him” (al-Ikhlaas 112:1-3)

“And your Ilaah (God) is One Ilaah [ilaahun waahidun] (God — Allaah), Laa Ilaaha illa Huwa (there is none who has the right to be worshipped but He), the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful” (al-Baqarah 2:163)

“Surely, disbelievers are those who said: ‘Allaah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).’ But there is no Ilaah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilaah [ilaahun waahidun] (God —Allaah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall on the disbelievers among them” (al-Maa'idah 5:73)

The above verses from the Quran we can read that the concept of Oneness is found in the Quran. And the word Tawheed has derived from It's root word Waahid, Ahad and Waheed. 

Did Prophet Muhammed  Pbuh and His Companions know about the word Tawheed and the Answer is Yes!. We have Sahih Hadiths where the word Taweed is Explicity Mentioned, which tells us  The Prophet Muhammed Pbuh and his Companions were well aware of the Word Taweed and this Word was used during the beginning of Islam. Let's cite a few hadiths to show Tawheed was a well known Word.

It was narrated from ‘Aishah and Abu Hurairah that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) wanted to offer a sacrifice, he brought two large, fat, horned, black-and-white, castrated rams. He slaughtered one on behalf of his nation, for whoever testified to Allah with monotheism (بِالتَّوْحِيدِ )and that he had conveyed (the Message), and he slaughtered the other on behalf of Muhammad and the family of Muhammad (ﷺ). ( Sunan Ibn Majah Vol 4 Book 26 Hadith 3122)

The Word Tawheed is used in Arabic بِالتَّوْحِيدِ

“The Messenger of Allah came with two sheep both with big horns, then he reclined to one side and said: Bismillah wa Allahu Akbar, O Allah! Be with Muhammad and his family, then reclined to the other and said: Bismillah wa Allahu Akbar, O Allah! Be with Muhammad and his Ummah who testify/bear witness to you of/with TAWHEED and testify/bear witness to this statement/declaration. (Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah, collected by Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani, Matalib al-Aliya volume 3, page 32 (Hassan))

The Word Tawheed is used in Arabic ، بالتوحيد 

“Amr bin Shu`aib narrated from his father, who narrated from his grandfather that al-Aas bin Wa’il took an oath during the pre-Islamic times (Jahiliyyah) that he would slaughter one hundred goats and that Hisham bin al-`Aas slaughtered his share of 50 goats. Then `Amr bin al-`Aas asked the Prophet (P) about that, and he said, “As for your father, if he affirmed TAWHIDand you fast and give charity on his behalf, it would benefit him.”

أما أبوك فلو كان أقر بالتوحيد، فصمت وتصدقت عنه نفعه ذلك “. (Imam Ahmad narrated this, See silsilah saheeha (484))

(Just for the records Nabeel quraishi a Christian apologist said during his debate with Dr shabir Ally that nowhere in the Hadiths is the word Tawheed found?. Wonder if he would apologise to Dr Shabir Allay and his congregation for lying!

And there's many more Hadiths which Explicitly uses the word Tawheed for this paper these are sufficient. So let's us summarise this whole study: 

The Word Trinity nor the Concept  of Trinity is nowhere to be found in the Entire bible. The root word of Trinity is Three, even that's nowhere to be found in the Entire bible. Had the word Trinity have any sort of link to its root word which was often used then this could of have been used as evidence, but even that is lost. In short forget Trinity its root word Three is not even found which holds the Concept of a Triune God. The Earliest record of the usage of Trinity is by the 2nd century theologian Tertullian. There is no absolute evidence form them New Testament where Jesus or his disciples ever spoke about trinity let alone use the word. The word Trinity was coined up much later. So we can conclude Trinity nor the Concept of Trinity is found anywhere in the entire bible not even during the time of Jesus and his followers. 

On the other hand the Word Tawheed which is derived from the root  word Waahid, Ahad and Waheed is found in the Quran. The Original Word Ahad meaning One is found in the Quran in many places, which completely destroys the argument made by Christians. Put it this way if you were to ask Christians what does Tawheed mean they'll hesitate to answer as they know Tawheed means Monotheism, Oneness. If the Original Word is found in the Quran why are Christians chasing a word which comes from the Original?. Even if the word Tawheed is not found in the Quran it does not mean that the word Taweed was unknown to Prophet Muhammed Pbuh and His Companions. The Hadiths explicitly use the Arabic word Tawheed. This tells us the word Tawheed was known and used by Prophet Muhammed Pbuh and His Companions. So the original word is found in the Quran and the derived word Tawheed is found in Hadiths.

Once again Trinity  nor its concept is found anywhere in the bible. Whereas Tawheed and its root Original Word is found in the Quran and Hadiths.

So next time Christians use this baseless Argument show us where Tawheed is found in the Quran correct them!

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