For centuries and even unto today, the scholars of Muhammadan Islam assert that BOTH the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament are NOT the originals revealed to Moses and Jesus but are the product of alterations and perversions by their later followers.
Can Muslims actually prove these allegations?
Let us share with our readers the FACTS – not the Muslim mendacious propaganda – based entirely as usual, upon their own scripture.
It was Ibn Khazem (1064) – 400 years after the death of Muhammad – who was the first Muslim to charge that the Bible has been corrupted and falsified by the followers of Moses and Jesus.
This charge was made in a last ditch and desperate effort to defend ‘Islam’ against Christianity because he came upon the many serious and unexplainable contradictions and differences between the Quran and the Bible.
One obvious example being the Quranic text of ~ al Nisa 4:156 ”They slew him not and they crucified him not”; wherein the Quran asserts that Jesus did not die on the cross thus contradicting all four Gospels regarding the death and resurrection of Jesus.
In his defense of Islam against Christians, Ibn Khazem saw the contradictions between the Quran and the Gospels; thus, believing by faith that the Quran is true and incorruptible, Ibn Khazem had absolutely no choice but to come to the conclusion – even though it is utterly illogical – that then it must be the CURRENT Bible that is false and untrue especially since Muhammad instructed his followers to respect the Bible of his time in the first place.
His argument was NOT based on any rational, verifiable or historical facts but entirely upon his unshakable faith in the truthfulness and divine origin of Muhammad’s Quran and on his wish to safeguard the truth of the Quran.
Nothing could stop him from pursuing this accusation as it seemed the easiest way to attack his Christian opponents. `If we prove the falsehood of their books, they lose the arguments they take from them.’ (Ibn Khazem, Kitab al-fasl fi’l-milah wa’l ahwa’l nikhal)
Therefore, as far as he was concerned, the present texts must have been falsified by the Christians and the Jews AFTER the time of Muhammad. His conclusions and arguments are obviously illogical and asinine.
Most important of all is the fact that several other knowledgeable Muslim exegetes did not accept or agree with his conclusions among whom are many of the luminaries of ‘Islam’ such as:
- Ali al Tabari (d 855) who accepted the Gospel texts
- Al Bukhari (810-870)
- Al Mas’udi (956)
- Abu Ali Husain bin Sina (1037)
- Al Ghazali (1111) who did not accept his teachings
- Ibn Khaldun (1406) ditto.
In reality it is not up to the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) to prove that their Bible is uncorrupted but up to the Muslims to do so based on any ‘original’ book they may possess that would show these corruptions.
The interpreters of the Quran repeatedly denigrate and accuse both the Jews and Christians of having tampered with and or ‘falsified’ their Holy Books to suit their – with as yet unexplained and unidentified – nefarious purposes.
These evil, mendacious and unsubstantiated accusations are in fact introduced to cover up the incredibly huge number of unexplainable and irreconcilable differences in both the Quran and its interpretations with the same events as described in their original versions in the Bible and Scriptures.
Hence, with an extremely simple and general sentence they, the followers of Muhammad, attempt to dismiss and gloss over all these discrepancies as items that have been deliberately – and presumably with diabolical pre meditation- modified by the Jews and Christians to deprive Muhammad and his followers of their ‘rightful’ place among the Divinely revealed scriptures.
Unfortunately for the Muslim accusers, it can be easily demonstrated that in all its relevant verses, the Quran declares the Bible to be a true revelation of Allah and demands faith in it such as can be shown in the following Suras which presuppose the availability of the true revelation of Allah to the Arabs at the time of Muhammad:
2:40/1,129,136,285; 3:3,71,93; 4:47/51,69,70; 5:44; 6:91/2; 10:37,94; 21:7; 29:45/51; 35:31/2; 46:12.
Al Baqara 2:136 Say ye: “We believe in Allah and the revelation given to us and to Abraham Isma’il Isaac Jacob and the Tribes and that given to Moses and Jesus and that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord we make no difference between one and another of them and we bow to Allah (in Islam).”
2: 285 “The Apostle(Muhammad) believeth in what hath been revealed to him from his Lord as do the men of faith. Each one (of them) believeth in Allah His angels His books and His Apostles “We make no distinction (they say) between one and another of His Apostles”
*** In the above verses the Quran makes no distinction between Allah’s revelations; meaning that ALL these revelations are true and uncorrupted ***
Al Imran 3:3 “It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step) in truth the Book confirming what went before it; and He sent down Law (Of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this as a guide to mankind and He sent down the Criterion (of judgment between right and wrong)”
*** Nowhere does the Quran even imply that the People of the Book had corrupted the texts of their scriptures but on the contrary it names the Boogs of the Jews and Christians and asserts their holiness***
3: 93 “All food was lawful to the children of Israel except what Israel made unlawful for itself BEFORE the Law (of Moses) was revealed. Say: “Bring ye the Law and study it if ye be men of truth.”
*** In the particular verse above, the Quran literally perverts sequence of the food prohibitions commanded in the Bible by Moses asserting that the Children of Israel made these prohibitions to themselves BEFORE the revelations on Mount Sinai and not AFTER ***
Al Nisaa 4: 47 “O ye people of the Book! believe in what We have (now) revealed confirming what was (already) with you”
*** Since al Khazem and the current ignorant followers of Muhammad insist that the People of the Book had corrupted their Books therefore they could have done these alterations only AFTER Muhammad’s Quran and not BEFORE since this verse clearly shows, that the Quran is CONFIRMING these same previous revelations and would not have done so if they had already been corrupted ***
Al Ma^ida 5:44 “ It was We who revealed the law (to Moses); therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews by the Prophet who bowed (as in Islam) to Allah’s will by the Rabbis and the doctors of Law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah’s Book and they were witnesses thereto”
*** In the verse above, the Quran asserts that the Jews were entrusted with protecting and preserving Allah’s Book, the Torah, and there is no indication given here that they failed that trust especially since it was because they had done so that Muhammad was able to bring about the Quran as a scripture to his own pagan people.
Since the followers of Muhammad are certain that the People of the Book had deliberately corrupted their Books, then the onus is on them to show the original uncorrupted Bible upon which they base their puerile and unsubstantiated allegations ***
Al An’am 6: 91 …… Say: “Who then sent down the Book (Torah) which Moses brought? a light and guidance to mankind:
6:92 And this is a Book (Quran) which We have revealed bringing blessings and confirming (the revelations) which came before it”
*** It would defy logic and intellect to believe that the Quran would have used ‘corrupted’ Books as confirmation of its own authenticity***
There are a great number of Quranic references to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, and the Quran gives them such noble titles as:-
“the book of Allah” ” the word of Allah”
“a light and guidance to man” “a decision for all matters”
“a guidance and a mercy” “the lucid book”
“the illumination (al-furqan)”
“the gospel with its guidance and light confirming the preceding law”
“a guidance and warning to those who fear Allah”
and the Quran says this of the Bible~
“musadiqalima mahum” (confirming what is with them)
“musadiqalima baina yadih” (confirming what is between their hands)
“musadiqalima makum” (confirming that which is with them)
Nowhere does the Quran ever imply that the texts of the scriptures of the people of the book had been tampered with or corrupted. In a few verses the Quran implies that some Christians and Jews misrepresented or hid the actual meaning of some verses but not actually changing their texts.
Since this is the case, then any alleged corruptions would have happened AFTER the Quranic ‘revelations’. If so, then the Muslim accusers have an unenviable intellectual, theological and historical MAGICAL ACT to perform:
1 – They have to prove the most Stupendous and massive literary editing ever performed in the history of humanity; that the Jews and Christians were able to AGREE to alter the texts of every single book of theirs all over the world, in every country, in all the languages that the Bible was written in, with the consent, agreement and collusion of all the Jewish Rabbis as well as all the Christian priests, without leaving a single copy of any ORIGINAL BIBLE.
2 – To believe that the Jews and Christians were able to accomplish all the above without leaving a trace of such a conspiracy, requires a human mind and lack of intellect that also believes in flying elephants and that the moon is made of cheese.
3 – The readers should be aware that every commentary in every Quran attempting to explain the Quranic verses is based upon the very same allegedly ‘CORRUPTED’ Bibles.
4 – The onus is upon the current followers of Muhammad to prove their case by showing mankind a single original uncorrupted Bible upon which they can rest their fallacious, insane, contemptible and ignoramus allegations
5 – It is the simple case of “ PUT up or forever SHUT up “
After all, since the Bible is good enough for Allah’s Quran, and was good enough for Muhammad and for the aforementioned Islamic “greats,” why isn’t it good enough for the current followers of Muhammad?
We conclude with the following FACTS that we have proven beyond a shadow or even a reasonable doubt the following:
- Islam does not mean Peace but SUBMISSION
- Allah is most definitely NOT the same as the God of the Bible
- Islam is NOT a religion but a CULT; the Cult of Muhammad
- Muhammad was NOT a prophet but a charlatan and the murderous leader of the first Organized Crime Syndicate in history
- Jihad is NOT a spiritual struggle but Eternal & Mortal war against Infidels/ Kuffar/ Non Muslims
- Is Allah the Same as the God of the Bible?
- Lifting the Veil to View the Threat