Imam Ilyas Sidyot

Discover Beauty and Truth of Islam

 

 

The Kaaba is the first house built for the worship of God. It is in Macca. The Kaabah is used as a focal point for prayer only, to unify the Muslims in prayer. Not as an object of worship, Muslims do not worship the Kaaba nor any object, the God of the Muslims is the unseen, powerful , merciful God who created heavens and earth and sent the messengers such as Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad .... etc, Peace be upon all of them.

Allah chose Kaaba as a source of Unity for all the Muslims all over the world. Kaaba was the First House of Worship to Allah on this planet earth. Adam and Eve were instructed to build Kaaba. Angel Gabriel was sent by Allah to show them the way and to help them build the Kaaba.

Muslims all over the world are being blessed by Allah that Kaaba has become a source of Unity five times a day. It is also a source of Unity during Pilgrimage (Hajj). Kaaba brings Muslims in their memories with Adam and Eve, and later with Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail who reconstructed it again.so the Kaaba accroding to Muslims was the FIRST house of worship built by Adam and rebuilt by Abraham:

"Verily, the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that in Bakka (Mecca), full of blessing, and guidance for all people." Quran 3:96

According to bible : Bakka is mentioned by the prophet David (PBUH) in psalms :

"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." (Psalm 84:6)

The well here is the well known well of Zam-Zam, still present now, close to the Kaaba; after thousands of years.

The Kaaba was ordained by Allah to be built in the shape of the House of worship; in Heaven; called Baitul Maamoor around which angles worship God (Allah). Allah in his infinite Mercy ordained a similar place on earth and Prophet Adam was the first to build this place. The Bible, in the Chapter of Genesis describes the rebuilding that was done later when God ordained Abraham to erect a Shrine for worship when Abraham was ordered to go to the Southern desert with his wife Hagera and infant son Ismael. The Old Testament describes this building as the Shrine of God at several places.

But after the death of Abraham people disobeyed his orders and began to put idols inside the Kaaba, and named their idols the sons and daughters of God. Satan deceived people and idolatry found place next to the Kaaba - people of that time filled the place with idols They thronged to this place annually and worshipped their personal fake gods, this continued till the coming of the last messenger of God  (SA), Muhammad Ibne Abdullah who was sent by God to clean the house (Kaaba) and bring people back to the worship of the one God - the prophet entered Makka as a conqueror after he was persecuted and driven out of it and went inside the Kaaba and destroyed all the idols that was in and around the Kaaba, The Prophet of Islam was reciting the Verse from the Qur’an

“Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished.”

This was done in the 8th year of Hijra, January 630 AD after the bloodless victory at Makka by the final Prophet of Islam, and from that date till today idol worship in Arabia came to an end, and the first house of worshipping God on earth was purified from it .

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It is one of the stones of the Kaaba  but from different nature - its history goes back to Abraham time , when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning for Tawaf ( circling around the Kaaba) like how angles circle around the house of worship in heaven ...

Scientific Fact – every thing in this universe circle around the centre point – planets circle around the sun , land circle around it self – even in each atom there is a circle, and according to scholars Kaaba is exactly at the centre of mainland.

So when prophet Abraham wanted to make a beginning sign for the circling he looked for a brick or a stone from different color to be placed in one of the sides of ther Kaaba so that it become a sign, but he could not find because al the stones in the valley of Bakka ( Makka) are of same nature – and so almighty God (Allah), helped Abraham by sending down to him a white stone from paradise to be a sign, and thus he took it and placed it in its place which is known now … and from that time people start circling around the Kaaba like the angles from that point (The white stone), the colour of the stone turned to black from out side because so many people touched it and kissed it ..

Scientific fact (when a scientific study was done on the black stone, it was proven that its white from inside and not from the stones of the universe)

Summary
- Muslims do not worship the Kaaba nor the black stone.
- The Kaaba is just a house of worship (first Mosque on earth).
- Black stone is just a stone that shows the beginning of Tawaf.

 

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Encyclopedia Britannica and words of famous people about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

1- Encyclopedia Britannica
 "Mohammad is the most successful of all Prophets and religious personalities”

2- Michael H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, p. 33

My choice of Muhammad to lead the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. . Furthermore, Muhammad (unlike Jesus) was a secular leader as well as a religious leader. In fact as the driving force behind the Arab conquests, he may well rank as the most influential political leader of all time.
 
3- Lamartine, Histoire de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727

If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the true criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in  one-third of the inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the  religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls. On the basis of a Book, every letter of which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blended together peoples of every tongue and of every race. He has left us as the indelible characteristic of this Muslim nationality the hatred of false gods and the passion for the One and Immaterial God.

4- W. Montgomery Watt in 'Muhammad at Mecca,' Oxford, 1953.

Muhammad was both a social and moral reformer in his day and generation. He claims Muhammad created a "new system of social security and a new family structure, both of which were a vast improvement on what went before. By taking what was best in the morality of the nomad and adapting it for settled communities, he established a religious and social framework for the life of many races of men.
 
5- Professor Alfred Kroner , the famous Geologist:

"Thinking about many of these questions and thinking where Muhammad came from, he was after all a Bedouin. I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years with very complicated and advanced technological methods that this is the case
 
6- Diwan Chand Sharma, The Prophets of the East, Calcutta 1935, p. l 22.

"Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born at Mecca, in Arabia the man  who, of all men exercised the greatest influence upon the human race . . . Mohammed . . . "Muhammad was the soul of kindness, and his influence was felt and never forgotten by those around him
 
7- George Bernard  Shaw, THE GENUINE ISLAM, Vol. 1, No. 81936.
 
I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion for from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Saviour of Humanity.  I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today."
 
8- Edward Gibbon and Simon Ocklay, HISTORY OF THE SARACEN EMPIRE, London, 1870, p. 54.
 
'I believe in One God and Mohammed the Apostle of God,' is the simple and invariable profession of Islam.  The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honours of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue, and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason and religion."  
 
 
9- Bosworth Smith, MOHAMMAD AND MOHAMMADANISM, London, 1874, p. 92.


He was Caesar and Pope in one; but he was Pope without Pope's pretensions, Caesar without the legions of Caesar: without a standing army, without a bodyguard, without a palace, without a fixed revenue; if ever any man had the right to say that he ruled by the right divine, it was Mohammed, for he had all the power without its instruments and without its supports."
 
10- Annie Besant, THE LIFE AND TEACHINGS OF MUHAMMAD, Madras, 1932, p. 4.

It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme.  And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher."
 
11- Dirk Walter Mosig, U. S.A
 
"I have read the Sacred Scriptures of every religion; nowhere have I found what I encountered in Islam: perfection. The Holy Qur'an, compared to any other scripture I have read, is like the Sun compared to that of a match. I firmly believe that anybody who reads the Word of Allah (Allah is an Arabic translation for the English word almighty god) with a mind that is not completely closed to Truth, will become a Muslim."
 
12- Professor Keith Moore -University of Toronto, Canada
 
It has been a great pleasure for me to help clarify statements in the Qur’aan about human development. It is clear to me that these statements must have come to Muhammad from God, because almost all of this knowledge was not discovered until many centuries later. This proves to me that Muhammad must have been a messenger of Allah (Allah is an Arabic translation for the English word almighty god).
 
13- Thomas Carlyle in 'Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History,' 1840

"The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only."A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world, the world’s Maker had ordered so.

14- Edward Montet,'La Propagande Chretienne et ses Adversaries Musulmans,'  Paris 1890. (Also in T.W. Arnold in 'The Preaching of Islam,' London 1913.)

"Islam is a religion that is essentially rationalistic in the widest sense of this term considered etymologically and historically....the teachings of the Prophet, the Qur'an has invariably kept its place as the fundamental starting point, and the dogma of unity of God has always been proclaimed therein with a grandeur a majesty, an invariable purity and with a note of sure conviction, which it is hard to find surpassed outside the pale of Islam....A creed so precise, so stripped of all theological complexities and consequently so accessible to the ordinary understanding might be expected to possess and does indeed possess a marvelous power of winning its way into the consciences of men."  
 
15- Mahatma Gandhi, statement published in 'Young India,'1924.

I wanted to know the best of the life of one who holds today an undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind.... I became more than ever convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet the scrupulous regard for pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the second volume (of the Prophet's biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of that great life.
   
16- Dr. William Draper in 'History of Intellectual Development of Europe'

Four years after the death of Justinian, A.D. 569, was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man who, of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race...To be the religious head of many empires, to guide the daily life of one-third of the human race, may perhaps justify the title of a Messenger of God.
 
17- Washington Irving 'Mahomet and His Successors'

He was sober and abstemious in his diet and a rigorous observer of fasts. He indulged in no magnificence of apparel, the ostentation of a petty mind; neither was his simplicity in dress affected but a result of real disregard for distinction from so trivial a source. In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints.

18- James Michener in ‘Islam: The Misunderstood Religion, ‘Reader’s Digest, May 955,pp.68-70.

"No other religion in history spread so rapidly as Islam. The West has widely believed that this surge of religion was made possible by the sword. But no modern scholar accepts this idea, and the Qur’an is explicit in the support of the freedom of conscience."“Like almost every major prophet before him, Muhammad fought shy of serving as the transmitter of God’s word sensing his own inadequacy. But the Angel commanded ‘Read’. So far as we know, Muhammad was unable to read or write, but he began to dictate those inspired words which would soon revolutionize a large segment of the earth: "There is one God"."“In all things Muhammad was profoundly practical. When his beloved son Ibrahim died, an eclipse occurred and rumors of God’s personal condolence quickly arose. Whereupon Muhammad is said to have announced, ‘An eclipse is a phenomenon of nature. It is foolish to attribute such things to the death or birth of a human being'."“At Muhammad's own death an attempt was made to deify him, but the man who was to become his administrative successor killed the hysteria with one of the  noblest speeches in religious history: ‘If there are any among you who worshiped Muhammad, he is dead. But if it is God you Worshiped, He lives forever'.”
 
19- K. S. Ramakrishna Rao in 'Mohammed: The Prophet of Islam,' 1989

What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes. There is Muhammad the Prophet. There is Muhammad the Warrior; Muhammad the Businessman; Muhammad the Statesman; Muhammad the Orator ; Muhammad the Reformer; Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad the Judge; Muhammad the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is alike a hero."
   
20- EWolfgang Goethe, perhaps the greatest European poet ever” Noten und Abhandlungen zum Weststlichen Dvan, WA I, 7, 32]
 
"He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law and not as a book of a human being, made for education or entertainment."

21- Napoleon Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, 'Bonaparte et Islam,' Pedone Ed. Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125]
 
"I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Quran which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness.
   
22- Dr. T.V.N. Persaud is a Professor of Anatomy and Head of the Department of Anatomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is the author or editor of 25 books, and has published over 181 scientific papers.


"It seems to me that Muhammad was a very ordinary man. He could not read or write. In fact, he was illiterate. We are talking about 1400 years ago. You have someone who was illiterate making profound pronouncement and statements and are amazingly accurate about scientific nature. I personally cannot see how this could be mere chance. There are too many accuracy’s and, like Dr. Moore, I have no difficulty in my mind in concerning that this is a divine inspiration or revelation which led him to these statements."
 
23- Professor Tagata Tagasone, formerly Head of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at the University of Shiang Mai in Thailand.

I believe that everything that has been recorded in the Qur’aan 1400 years ago must be the truth that can be proved by the scientific means. Since the Prophet Muhammad could neither read nor write, Muhammad must be a messenger who relayed this truth which was revealed to him as enlightenment by the One Who is an eligible Creator. This Creator must be Allah, or Allah. Therefore, I think this is the time to say ‘Laa ilaaha illallah’, that there is no Allah to worship except Allah, ‘Muhammad Rasool Allah’, Muhammad is messenger of Allah...
 
24- John Austin, "Muhammad the Prophet of Allah," in T.P. 's and Cassel's Weekly for 24the September 1927.

In little more than a year he was actually the spiritual, nominal and temporal rule of Medina, with his hands on the lever that was to shake the world."

25- Annie Besant, The life and teachings of Muhammad, Madras, 1932, p. 4
 
"It is impossible for anyone who studies the life and character of the great Prophet of Arabia, who knows how he taught and how he lived, to feel anything but reverence for that mighty Prophet, one of the great messengers of the Supreme. And although in what I put to you I shall say many things which may be familiar to many, yet I myself feel whenever I re-read them, a new way of admiration, a new sense of reverence for that mighty Arabian teacher.”
 
26- Rodwell in the Preface to his translation of the Holy Qur'an
 
Mohammad's career is a wonderful instance of the force and life that resides in him who possesses an intense faith in God and in the unseen world. He will always be regarded as one of those who have had that influence over the faith, morals and whole earthly life of their fellow men, which none but a really great man ever did, or can exercise; and whose efforts to propagate a great verity will prosper.
 
27- Leo (Lyof, Lyoff) Tolstoy, the most influential and famous a Russian writer and philosopher (The Rule of Prophet Muhammed)
 
“There is no doubt that Prophet Muhammed is one of the greatest reformers who served the social framework profoundly. It suffices him that he led a whole nation to the enlightenment of truth and made it more inclined towards tranquility and peace, prefer modesty and prevented it from shedding blood and giving human sacrifices (though this was never proved against Arabs before Islam) and widely opened to it the gate to development and  civilization. This is a great deed that only a strong man can do and a man like that deserves to be regarded with respect and admiration”.  
 
28- W.C. Taylor in 'The History of Muhammadanism and its Sects'

So great was his liberality to the poor that he often left his household unprovided, nor did he content himself with relieving their wants, he entered into conversation with them, and expressed a warm sympathy for their sufferings. He was a firm friend and a faithful ally.  
 
29- Dr. Gustav Weil in 'History of the Islamic Peoples'

Muhammad was a shining example to his people. His character was pure and stainless His house, his dress, his food - they were characterized by a rare simplicity. So unpretentious was he that he would receive from his companions no special mark of reverence, nor would he accept any service from his slave which he could do for himself. He was accessible to all and at all times. He visited the sick and was full of sympathy for all. Unlimited was his benevolence and generosity as also was his anxious care for the welfare of the community.  
 
30- J.W.H. Stab in 'Islam and its Founder'

Judged by the smallness of the means at his disposal, and the extent and permanence of the work that he accomplished, his name in world's history shines with a more specious lustre than that of the Prophet of Makkah. To the impulse which he gave numberless dynasties have owed their existence, fair cities and stately palaces and temples have arisen, and wide provinces became obedient to the Faith. And beyond all this, his words have governed the belief of generations, been accepted as their rule of life, and their certain guide to the world to come. At a thousand shrines the voices of the faithful invoke blessings on him, whom they esteem the very Prophet of God, the seal of the Apostles... Judged by the standards to human renown, the glory of what mortal can compare with his?  
 
31- Arthur Glyn Leonard in 'Islam, Her Moral and Spiritual Values'

It was the genius of Muhammad, the spirit that he breathed into the Arabs through the soul of Islam that exalted them. That raised them out of the lethargy and low level of tribal stagnation up to the high watermark of national unity and empire. It was in the sublimity of Muhammad’s deism, the simplicity, the sobriety and purity it inculcated the fidelity of its founder to his own tenets that acted on their moral and intellectual fiber with all the magnetism of true inspiration.  
 
32- Hans Kung the famous Swiss Christian philosopher and ecumenical Catholic theologian

“Christianity and World Religions: Dialogue with Islam”, vol. 3 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1992 “We must affirm that he acted as a prophet and that he was a prophet. we must correct our attitude toward Islam”
 
33- Jules Masserman in 'Who Were Histories Great Leaders?' in TIME Magazine, July 15, 1974

Perhaps the greatest leader of all times was Mohammad, who combined all the three functions. To a lesser degree Moses did the same.

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Who is Allah?

Allah is the personal name of God, in Arabic and Aramaic (the language of Jesus). It cannot take plural/feminine form, whereas, the word "God" is a title, not a name, and can take plural/feminine forms. Allah is the personal name of the one true God.

Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. It is interesting to notice that Allah is the personal name of God in Aramaic, the language of Jesus and a sister language of Arabic.

Is "Allah" only for Islam and Muslims?

No! Allah (Arabic: الله‎, Allah,) is the standard Arabic word for God, it is the same word used by Arabic-speakers of all faiths, including Christians and Jews, in reference to "God "The word is used by Arab Jews and Arab Christians in the Arabic bible as well as a standard translation for the word GOD. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word "Allah" being used where "God" is used in English. This is because "Allah" is the only word in the Arabic language equivalent to the English word "God" with a capital "G"

Every hotel and motel has a Bible. Next time you see one look in the introduction, you will find samples of the different languages they have translated, have a look at the Arabic translation you will find the word Allah.

Quotation from Arabic bible, the translation of Genesis 1:1

"Fee al-badi' khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard . . ."

* since "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for "God" - and there is only One God. Let there be no doubt - Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus- peace be upon them all. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims like Jews reject the Christian beliefs of the Trinity and the Divine Incarnation. This, however, doesn't mean that each of these three religions worships a different God - because, as we have already said, there is only One True God. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all claim to be “monotheistic Faiths", However, Islam teaches that other religions have, in one way or another, distorted and nullified a pure and proper belief in Almighty God by neglecting His true teachings and mixing them with man-made ideas.

* It is interesting to note that the Aramaic word "El", which is the word for God in the language that Jesus spoke, is certainly more similar in sound to the word "Allah" than the English word "God". This also holds true for the various Hebrew words for God, which are "El" and "Elah", and the plural form "Elohim". The reason for these similarities is that Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic are all Semitic languages with common origins.

* If one understands the root meaning of the word "Allah", this point should become clear. In the Arabic alphabet, since it does not have capital letters, the word for God (i.e. Allah) is formed by adding the equivalent to the English word "the" (Al-) to the Arabic word for "god/God" (ilah). So the Arabic word "Allah" literally it means "The God" - the "Al-" in Arabic basically serving the same function as the capital "G" in English. Due to the above mentioned facts, a more accurate translation of the word “Allah" into English might be "The One-and-Only God" or "The One True God".

Furthermore

In fact, Islam is the only religion which teaches the existence of a PERFECT God. A perfect God means that there is no sharer in His Nature and His Attributes. Islam rejects characterizing God in any human form or depicting Him as favoring certain individuals or nations on the basis of wealth, power or race. He created the human-beings as equals. They may distinguish themselves and get His favor through virtue and piety only.

God's Attributes

If the Creator is eternal and Everlasting, then His attributes must also be eternal and everlasting. He should not lose any of His attributes nor acquire new ones. If this is so, then His attributes are absolute. Can there be more than one Creator with such absolute attributes? Can there be for example, two absolutely powerful Creators? A moment's thought shows that this is not feasible. The Quran summarizes this argument in the following verses:

"God has not taken to Himself any son, nor is there any god with Him: For then each god would have taken of that which he created and some of them would have risen up over others." (23:91)

"And Why, were there gods in earth and heaven other than God, they (heaven and earth) would surely go to ruin." (21:22).

* The Quran tries to promote this feeling of gratitude by repeating the attributes of God very frequently. We find most of these attributes mentioned together in the following verses of the Quran:

He is God; there is no god but He, He is the Knower of the unseen and the visible; He is the All-Merciful, the All-Compassionate. He is God, there is no God but He. He is the King, the All-Holy, the All-Peace, the Guardian of Faith, the All-Preserver, the All-Mighty, the All-Compeller, the All-Sublime. Glory be to God, above that they associate! He is God the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper. To Him belong the Names Most Beautiful. All that is in the heavens and the earth magnifies Him; He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (59:22-24)

"There is no god but He, the Living, the Everlasting. Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep; to Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Who is there that shall intercede with Him save by His leave? He knows what lies before them and what is after them, and they comprehend not anything of His knowledge save such as He wills. His throne comprises the heavens and earth; the preserving of them oppresses Him not; He is the All-High, the All-Glorious." (2:255)

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Famous Non Muslims comments on The Quran

Goethe –a famous German poet - Whenever I read the Quraan – I feel something is shaken my spirit -

Arnest rinan – Quran is authentic – and no modification or changing occurred to this book, and whenever you listen to the Quraan, it makes you shiver – and when you study the laws which come in this Quraan – you will respect it more and more.

Leo Tolstoy – a famous Russian thinker
- after I have read the Quraan, I realized that all what humanity needs is this heavenly law

Leo Tolstoy –the legislation of Quran will spread all over the world, because it agrees with the mind, logic and wisdom

Michael hart - there is no book in history that is complete with its entire letters without any modifications but Quran.

Jaims Jenz –the astronomical scientist says - I bear witness Quran is an inspired book from god

Professor Irene berg – the professor at the Oslo University – no doubt Quraan is truly from almighty god and that Muhammad is truly a messenger from god.

Dr. Maurice Bucaille – It is impossible that Muhammad, peace be upon him, authored the Qur'an. How could a man, from being illiterate, become the most important author, in terms of literary merits, in the whole of Arabic literature?
How could he then pronounce truths of a scientific nature that no other human-being could possibly have developed at that time, an all this without once making the slightest error in his pronouncement on the subject?"

The Japanese professor Yoshido Kozan- who is the chief of Tokyo planetarium says – I don’t find any difficulties in accepting Quran as a true word of god – because - the explanation of the growth of the feats in the WOMB of his mother which Quran gives 14 hundred years ago – is typically what the science knew recently.

Prof. Yoshihide Kozai- “I am very much impressed by finding true astronomical facts in Quran."

Carl Marks – every man who have a mind – should really confess that Muhammad is messenger from god.

Prof. Alfred Kroner - "It is impossible [Muhammad] could have known about the common origin of the universe, scientists only found this out in the last few years using complicated and advanced technology".

The French philosopher and writer Voltaire – he says if a person who don’t believe in god had o choose between Quraan and other bibles he will choose Quran – for it agrees with the..Albert Einstein – the Quran is not a mathematic book – it’s a book which contains laws for the guidance of mankind to the right path –to the guidance which the philosophical theories couldn’t bring it.

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Below are some amazing miracles in Quran, let’s come close and have a look at the numbers of these words below:

1- Dunia (one name for life) repeated 115---- Aakhirat (one name for the life After this world) 115.

2- Malaika (Angels) 88 .Shayteen (Satan) 88.

3- Life 145...... Death 145.

4- Benefit 50. Corrupt 50.

5- People 50. Messengers 50.

6- Eblees (devil) 11. Seek refuge from Eblees 11.
   
7- Museebah (calamity) 75. Thanks   75.
   
8- Spending (Sadaqah) 73. Satisfaction 73.
   
9- People who are mislead 17. Dead people 17.

10- Good deeds 167 – evil deeds 167.

11- Zakat (Taxes Muslims pay to the poor) 32-Barakah (Increasing or blessings of wealth) 32.
 
12- Man 24. Woman 24.
     
And amazingly enough have a look how many times, the following words appear:

13- Salat is mentioned 5 times, amazingly the word Month is mentioned 12 time and the word Day is mentioned 365 times.

14- The word Sea is mentioned 32, and the word Land 13 times    
Sea + land = 32+ 13= 45
Sea = 32/45*100q. = 71.11111111%
Land = 13/45*100 = 28.88888889%
Sea + land  100.00%
Modern science has only recently proven that the water covers 71.111% of the
earth, while the land covers 28.889%.
   
Is this a coincidence? Question for the non Muslims is who taught Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) all this?
Answer is in the Quran where the almighty Allah says
“  وما ينطق عن الهوى إن هو إلا وحي يوحى”
“He (Muhammad s.a.w) doesn’t speak of his own desire, it is but a revelation that was revealed to him“.

Source -

Numerical miracles of the Quran -Sh Abdurrazzaq Nufal.
Numeric and scientific miracles of Quran by professor Rafeeq Abu AL Sood
For more miracles www.55a.net

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Was Jesus a Muslim?

First we need to know what does the word Muslim means.
Meaning of a Muslim and Islam:

Islam means to “submit ones will to the will of GOD”.

To “voluntarily submit you’re self to God” means to believe in the one God, his Prophets and keep the commandments/laws they brought down for that time., so Islam is not a new religion like how the enemies of Islam propagating, and it did not start by prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago!  But it was always there where ever and whenever there was submission to God alone.

A "Muslim" is ONE who has voluntarily submitted his/herself to the Lord who created the heavens and earth and sent Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus ….Muhammad and the rest of the messengers.

According to Islam, all the Prophets from Adam to Noah, to Abraham, to Moses, to Jesus, to Mohammed and all in between as well as their followers were "Muslim" (submissive servants of God) and they practiced "Islam"( submission) doing the will of God by keeping his commandments.

Moses and all his followers were of those who submitted themselves to the Lord who created Adam so they were in the spiritual condition of "Islam" as "Muslims".

For the followers of Moses to stay "Muslim" they would have had to follow the last Israelite Prophet (Messiah) – Jesus -- and keep the latest commands sent down by GOD.

For the followers of Jesus to stay "Muslim" they would have had to accept the final Abraham Prophet – Mohammed -- and obey the latest commands sent down by GOD.

Did Jesus preach Islam in bible?

The answer is yes! but of course you won’t find the word Islam in bible because it is an Arabic word and Jesus did not speak Arabic , but you will find the meaning of it in bible, we said Islam means ( submitting yourself to the will of God by  obeying him and keeping his commandments ) now let’s see if this meaning exist in bible:

Jesus preach Islam in Matthew 7.21

“Not everyone that saith unto me, lord, lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my GOD which is in heaven”

And in John 6.38 Jesus confess he is a Muslim –“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.”

So here we know clearly that Jesus preached Islam and himself was a Muslim.

For those who are seeking the truth about this great messenger of God Jesus,, we can only say of Jesus what he himself said about him self – not what other people claims without any  proof or foundation for their belief .

Let’s see what Jesus said clearly about himself in bible.

1- Muslims believe that Jesus was a man sent by God:

In Quran –God says in what can be translated as:
3.59 “the likeness of Iesa (Jesus) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - And he was”

Does the bible say Jesus was a man?
Act----{2:22} Ye men of Israel, hear these words-Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in John {8:40} But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God.

2- Muslims believe that Jesus was a servant of God

In Quran God says in what can be translated as:
43.59 Iesa (Jesus)) was not more than a servant, We granted Our Favour to him, and We made him an example to the Children of Israel

Other verses..
Quran  I am the servant of god , he has given me a revelation and he has made me a prophet Verily the messiah don’t disdain (reject)  to be a servant of god nor the closer angels.

Does the bible say Jesus was a servant of God?

Matthew: {12:18}
Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. {12:19} He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

“The God of our fathers has glorified his servant Jesus” (ACTS 3, 13)

3- Muslims believe that Jesus was a messenger sent by God

Quran 19.30 “He (Iesa (Jesus)) said: Verily! I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet”.

Does the bible say Jesus was a prophet?

Heb. 3:1, "Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.

Matthew 21-11 and the multitude said, this is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

John 4-44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country.

Luke 7:16 “Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited His people."

Jesus, who was a prophet… (Luke 24: 19).

4- Muslims believe that Jesus was a messenger of God to Israel nation only.

Quran 3-49 “And I will make him (Iesa (Jesus)) a Messenger to the Children of Israel”

Does the bible say Jesus was a messenger to Israel nation only?

Matthew 15:24 “But he (Jesus) answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel”.

5- Muslims believe that Jesus worshipped God and prayed to him

The bible confirms this fact?

Matthew 26:39 “Jesus fell on his face and prayed to his GOD”

Today who pray by prostrating down on the ground but Muslims?

Luke {5:16} and he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

6- Muslims fast a month every year and even more with optional fast – did Jesus fast?

Lets see if the bible confirm that Jesus practiced the fasting as Muslims do.

Matthew 4:2 and Luke 4:2) “After fasting forty days and forty nights, he (Jesus) was hungry”.

7- Jesus taught the oneness of God
 
(Mark 12:29-30, Matthew 22:37 and Luke 10:27), as conveyed in the first commandment (Exodus 20:3).
Nowhere did he declare the Trinity, nor the word trinity exists in the whole bible nor any of the prophets preached it.

8-Muslims believe that Jesus was taught by GOD and the bible confirm the Islamic view

John 7:16 “So Jesus answered them and said, "My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me.

9- Muslims believe that Jesus did miracles by the help of God

Remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection). "O Iesa (Jesus), son of Mary, Remember My Favour to you( Jesus)  and to your mother when I supported you with Roohul Qudus (Jibrael (Gabriel)) so that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, AlHikmah (the power of understanding), the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel); and when you made out of the clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My Permission, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird by My Permission, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers by My Permission, and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from you (when they resolved to kill you) since you came unto them with clear proofs, and the disbelievers among them said: This is nothing but evident magic.

Does the bible confirm that Jesus only did miracles by the help of God?

Act----{2:22} Ye men of Israel, hear these words-Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in.

John 5: 30 - “I can of mine own self do nothing

10-Jesus was bearded, as are most Muslims, but only the rare Christians

11-Jesus dressed modestly.

If we close our eyes and form a mental picture, we see flowing robes, from wrists to ankles—much like the loose Arabian thobes and the Indio-Pakistani shalwar kameez, typical of the Muslims of those areas.

12-Jesus' mother covered her hair

This practice was maintained among the Christian women of the Holy Land up to the middle of the twentieth century. Again, this is a practice maintained among Muslims.

13--Jesus taught his disciples to offer the greeting of “Peace”
 
(Luke 10:5), and then set the example: “Peace be with you” (Luke 24:36, John 20:19, John 20:21, John 20:26). Who continues this practice to this day, Christians or Muslims? “Peace be with you” is the meaning of the Muslim greeting, “Assalam alaikum.” Interestingly enough, we find this greeting in old test as well (Genesis 43:23, Numbers 6:26, Judges 6:23, I Samuel 1:17 and I Samuel 25:6).

14-Jesus was circumcised
 
(Luke 2:21). Paul taught it wasn’t necessary (Rom 4:11 and Gal 5:2). Muslims believe it is and still do it.

15- Jesus didn’t eat pork, in keeping with Old Testament law
 
(Leviticus 11:7 and Deuteronomy 14:8). Muslims also believe pork is forbidden

After all this who is Jesus?
Jesus is assumed to be exactly what he called himself in the clear texts above, Jesus as we proved was a man, servant of GOD, has little knowledge than GOD, was sent by GOD–taught by GOD, given miracles by GOD, submitted to GOD, feared GOD, prayed to GOD –prostrated to GOD–fasted to GOD- - with clear texts Jesus is a Muslim and called to Islam

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