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THE NEED FOR RELIGION 3
WHY ISLAAM? 4
THE ONLY UNIVERSAL RASUL (PROPHET – MESSENGER) 4
WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNT THUS FAR :- 6
THE QUR’AAN 6
A MIRACLE 7
ABOUT THE QUR’AAN :- 7
FROM THE BIBLE :- 8
THE PROMISE 8
A FEW RELEVANT OBSERVATIONS 8
WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT THUS FAR :- 9
DEEN IS PERFECT AND TOTAL 9
THE LAST AND THE FINAL RASUL 10
CLARIFICATION OF A WIDESPREAD MISCONCEPTION 12
ANTI – CHRIST 12
AFRAID OF ACCEPTING ISLAAM? 12
SURAH FAATIHA 13
SURAH IKHLAAS (Declaration of Allaah’s Unity) 13
Excerpt 1:“ Messengers were undoubtedly sent to all groups of people, as stated in the Qur’aan:-
- ‘and when Isa (Jesus) son of Mary said, ‘Oh children of Israel, Lo I am the messenger of Allaah unto you.’ (61/6).
- ‘And for every nation there is a messenger.’ (10/48).
- ‘And verily We have raised in every nation a messenger.’ (10/48).
- ‘Lo we sent Noah to his people.’ (71/1).
- ‘And to the (tribe of) Aad,(We sent) their brother Hud.’ (7/65).
- ‘And to the (tribe of) Thamud, (We sent) their brother Saaleh.’ (7/73).
- ‘Verily, We sent before thee (Oh Muhammad) messengers to their own folk. They brought clear proofs (of Allaah’s Sovereignty).’ (13/7).
Compared to this, there is no place in the Bible, both in the Injeel and the Touraat, where it is stated that any other prophet came for the whole of mankind. Isa (A. S.) – Jesus – clearly mentions that he came only for the Bani Israeel -a specific group of people.
“In the bible it is stated that:-
” … and behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried,”Oh Lord, son of David, my daughter is severely possessed by a demon … “and he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” and when she insisted on being helped, he answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs …”
(Matthew 15 – 21 – 26).
In Matthew 7 – 6 it is stated;- “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls
before swine, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.”
Even more clearly in Matthew 10 – 5:-
“These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel …”
This is the main reason that Jesus is depicted in many of the pictorial bibles as a shepherd tending to a flock of sheep (of the house of Israel).
This proves that Jesus (AS.) was sent for a specific set of people only. In fact all prophets before Muhammad (S. A. W.) were sent for a specific area, group or tribe. Moses, (Moosa
A S.) was sent to his people. Abraham and Ishmael (Ibraahim and Ismaeel A. S.) were sent to specific tribes and Jesus (Isaa A S.) was likewise sent to a particular group (the Israelites). All these prophets were seasonal. They blossomed in their time and they fulfilled the command of their Creator, Allaah. Then another prophet was sent to continue the work until, finally the complete religion with all the rules for every minute action of man was sent to Nabi Muhammad (S. A W.). “