THE TESTIMONY CONCERNING THE CRUCIFIXION AFTER HIS ASCENSION
Peter speaking to the crowd at the Jewish Temple:
Acts 2:23 - "This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross."
Acts 13:29 - When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in the tomb.
Why did Allah Deceive the Apostles?
If Jesus didn't die a violent and imminent death that makes him a false prophet because he prophesied he would be killed. But the Koran says Jesus is a great prophet, and thus, the Koran would be discredited. If Jesus did die such a death then he is indeed a great prophet, but this would contradict the Koran which says he didn't die on the cross. So either way, it seems to me the Koran is disproven. I don't know any scholars who would place the Koran as a more credible source over the New Testament about Jesus. Historians value sources that are nearest to the event and by eyewitnesses.
It is also said that Allah made Jesus appear to be dead even though he wasn't really dead then Jesus was healed. Since the disciples truly believed Jesus was killed and his corpse transferred into a mortal body, this makes Allah a deceiver of his followers. Even if Jesus never clarified what Allah did it still created a false religion on the basis of being deceitful and so Allah's followers should be deceitful like Allah which is unethical. If Allah deceived his first century followers whom the Koran refers to as Muslims then how can today's Muslims be confident that he is not deceiving them now six centuries later and beyond?
Muslims believe Jesus never event went to the cross despite dozens of documents in the first and second century that testify that he did. My question, therefore, is what evidence does Muhammad have six centuries later that Jesus didn't go to the cross?
Muslims also believe the Apostles were deceived by Satan in thinking Jesus died on the cross and that they saw him resurrected 3 days later and over 40 days before his ascension. Of course God would not deceive them so it must be Satan, but how could the Apostles be deceived by something like that?
I haven't seen an explanations how they were deceived.
Title:Some Sincere Advice To Every Christian
Authorship:Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
Most people agree to the fact that Allaah's (God’s) Word
cannot be contradictory. What He spoke about Himself
must be true. He made Himself known as The Creator,
The One, The Originator, and The Provider. He is the
First, nothing is before Him; The Last, nothing is after
Him; The Most High, nothing is above Him; The Most
Near, nothing is beyond His reach, and He encompasses
everything while He is above heavens, distinct and
separate from His creatures. Great in His Majesty and
Honor, Most Merciful, Severe in Punishment, AllKnower,
Most Compassionate, All-Wise, and All-Just;
Most Perfect in all of His Names and Attributes. He does
not beget, nor is He begotten. There is no equal to Him,
and there is nothing like unto Him, and thus He alone
deserves to be worshipped. In essence, the religion as
to nations before us and to mankind up to the
Day of Resurrection, calls for the worship of none but
God (Allaah). Any Message from the Perfect God is true,
and cannot be contradictory. He entrusted many
Prophets and/or Messengers since creation began on earth.
Starting with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and
ending with Muhammad, peace be upon them all, the
essence of religion was and still is: people must submit
to their Creator and worship Him as He revealed to
their respective Messengers and/or Prophets.
This is the true Message, and Jesus, peace be upon Him, is one of
those great Prophets and Messengers who was sent to the
Children of israel, after Moses, confirming the revelation
sent down to Moses and the Gospel that he received from
Allaah. This same Message was confirmed by Prophet
Muhammad, peace be upon him, believing in the true
Gospel that came to Jesus and propagating the final and
most comprehensive revelation to mankind, the Qur'aan.
The Qur'aan, being Allaah's Word, confirms and attests to
the true nature of Jesus, and this is not known by many
people. This book will introduce the reader to the
Qur'aanic texts related to Jesus, peace be upon him,
hoping that the truth regarding the personality of Jesus
By Absolute truth
Embryology in the Qur’an: The ‘Alaqah Stage
‘Alaqah is a stage in the development of the embryo. The Qur’an mentions that human development passes through a number of distinct stages. These stages are descriptive of the embryo’s external appearance and have been assigned the names: nutfah (a drop), alaqah (clinging form), mudghah (chewed-like form), izam (skeleton, bones), lahm (muscles, flesh) and nash’ah (growth, development, initiation). The terminology used to describe human development in the Qur’an is characterized by descriptiveness, accuracy and ease of comprehension. Until recently these statements were not fully appreciated, since they referred to details in human development which were scientifically unknown in earlier times.
This essay by Elias Kareem focuses on the term ‘alaqah with an emphasis on the outer appearance of the embryo and its internal structures.
Embyology In The Light Of Ayah 12-14 Of Surat Almu'minoon
“This paper is an analysis of chapter 23 verses 12 to 14 of the Qur’an in light of modern embryology. This study will provide a linguistic breakdown of the relevant verses and correlate these linguistic items to modern science. To ensure a comprehensive understanding of this study, an overview of qur’anic exegesis will be provided to appreciate how the Qur’an is made accessible and intelligible to the reader. This study will also address various contentions, which attempt to challenge the credibility of the qur’anic discourse and its concurrence with modern embryology. Among these responses will be a refutation of both the ancient Greek plagiarisation thesis and the accusation that al-Harith bin Kalada, a 7th century physician, was the source of the Prophet’smedical knowledge.
In chapter 23 verses 12 to 14 the Qur’an provides eight meaningful points describing the process of the developing human embryo:
We created man from an essence of clay, then We placed him as a drop of fluid in a safe place. Then We made that drop of fluid into a clinging form, and then We made that form into a lump of flesh, and We made that lump into bones, and We clothed those bones with flesh, and later We made him into other forms. Glory be to God the best of creators.”
Hamza Andreas Tzortzis from the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA)
To read/download the paper please access the following link: http://www.kalamullah.com/embryology.html