Thursday, 25 December 2014




 My family (and my blessed Mother) always said I was crazy !


Waraqa Bin Nawfal

NAWFAL نوفل  BIN بن   WARAQA ورقه

Bin (son of) is also written as Ibn.  Bint stand for daughter of 

Waraqah bin Nawfal bin Asad bin Abd-al-Uzza bin Qusayy Al-Qurashi (Arabic ورقه بن نوفل بن أسد بن عبد العزّى بن قصي القرشي) was the paternal first cousin of Khadija, the first wife of  Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

Waraqa and Khadija were also the first cousins twice removed of Muhammad: their paternal grandfather Asad bin Abd-al-Uzza was Muhammad’s matrilineal great-great-grandfather.[1] By another reckoning, Waraqa was Muhammad's third cousin once removed: Asad ibn Abd-al-Uzza was a grandson of Muhammad's patrilineal great-great-great-grandfather Qusai bin Kilab.

Waraqa was a Nestorian priest and is revered in Muslim tradition for being one of the first monotheists to believe in the prophecy of Muhammad.[2]

When Waraqa was told of Muhammad's first revelation (which is understood to be Sura 96:1-5), Waraqa acknowledged his call to prophecy as authentic. Tradition recounts Waraqa saying: 

"There has come to him the greatest Law that came to Moses; surely he is the Prophet of this people".[3] A narration from Aisha gives these details:

Khadija then accompanied him (Muhammad) to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza, who, during the Pre-Islamic Period became a Christian and used to write the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as God wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa,
"Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!"
Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?"
 God's Apostle described whatever he had seen.
Waraqa said, "This was the same one who keeps the secrets whom Allah had sent to Moses (Angel Gabriel). I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out."
God's Apostle asked, "Will they drive me out?"
Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said,
"Anyone (man) who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly." 

But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while.[4][5]
According to an alternative tradition, Waraqa was still alive in 614, when he protested against the abuse of the Muslim slave Bilal.[6]
This proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that we cannot trust the Muslim Tradition in its entirety. 
  N.B. I neither trust the "Traditions" nor the various translations of the Holy Qur'aan!  Most Muslims (zombified) would hate me for that!

He accepted Muhammad's prophecy and this did not affect his Christian beliefs.  In later (not infallible) accounts Waraqa was counted among Muhammad's companions.

Muhammad is later reported (not infallibly) to have said of Waraqa: 

"Do not slander Waraqa bin Nawfal, for I have seen that he will have one or two* gardens in Paradise."[7]

*So, Muhammad was not sure what he had seen! (All these accounts cannot be trusted at all and their translations even less!)

 For example, Aïshah could not have said that Waraqa wrote with “Hebrew”* letters!  Ancient Arabic existed long before Hebrew as seen on the Rashida (Rosetta) Stone!  Some even claim that Arabic is the Mother of all languages.  Why not, given all the lies we have been told about the Arabic language?

When was the word "Hebrew" coined for the first time and by who?

  1. Muhammad ibn Saad, Tabaqat vol. 1. Translated by Haq, S. M. Ibn Sa'd's Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, p. 54. Delhi: Kitab Bhavan.
  2. Encyclopedia of Islam, Online ed., Waraka b. Nawfal
  3. Muhammad ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad, p. 107. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Bukhari 1:1:3. See also Bukhari 4:55:605; Bukhari 9:87:111; Muslim 1:301.
  5. Reading What Really Happened Up There?
  6. Muhammad ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad pp. 143-144. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Saheeh al-Jaami as-Sagheer, 6/1534, no. 7197
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia (adapted by BAFS)

A Jewish Rabbi stated recently during a talk with Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) that Muslims and Islam existed in their times, thus confirming the claim of Muhammad that all previous Believers in the One God were Muslims and that Islam was the natural religion of all humankind, including Adam and Eve or the Adamic beginning of humankind.  

It is recorded all throughout History how easy it was for people and rulers to corrupt any religion or make up new religions.  Typical examples are: Vedantism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, even Islam, Bahaïsm, Qadianism, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Nation of Islam, New Age, Secularism, Darwinism, Marxism, Communism, Atheism, etc.  But, in the case of Islam the corruption is not in the Sacred Text itself as it has remained unchanged for over 1400 years, but only in its interpretation, translations, and by the addition of material and myths belonging to Traditions (Jewish, Christian, Muslim and other), which may or may not be Islamic in its letter as well as or in its spirit.  

Because truth is not valued by most of us, especially when it clashes with our inherited beliefs or our vested interests, Believers and ‘non Believers’ (non Believers are believers too, in Aliens, other ‘Gods’, or in ideologies, in a superior race or superior and inferior races, but they will never admit it!).  So, words are freely distorted to give them any meaning the dominant and powerful ruling classes decide to give them depending on the politics of the day and their military might.  They distort almost everything and prevent people to learn about the truth with State imposed public indoctrination.  They even impose their version of history and will fine people, researchers and academics, persecute and ostracise them, and even beat up or murder them for criticising it or revising it, and in particular the Jewish and Western version of the Holocaust of Six Million Jews in homicidal gas chambers for which we have no evidence (conclusive or otherwise) at all.  Arthur Koestler and his wife (themselves Jews) were murdered by Jews for writing his book “The Thirteenth Tribe” in which he claimed that around 90% of modern Jews are not Semites.  Jews are so powerful in all Western governments that the British Police passed these murders as suicides.  In occupied Palestine Rabbis are persecuted, beaten up and even imprisoned.  Others have turned crazy killers!  

 In occupied Arabia Muslim scholars are imprisoned and even executed by the CIA-Saudi regime!  It is fully documented that in the XXth Century that Christians, Jews and Atheists murdered some 100 million people in Judeo-Christian and Communist wars and so-called Revolutions (Jewish) meant to decapitate the Christian monarchy in order to destroy Christianity, but they are now instead scapegoating Muslims and Islam as being the most dangerous evil in modern times and millions of conquered, colonised and unarmed Muslims are being slaughtered on a regular basis.  Everything Islamic and Muslim are being vilified including Arabic terms like Allah, Masjid, Jihaad, Shari’a, Hijaab, etc.  Muslims are called Islamists, terrorists, backward, suicide bombers, fundamentalists, radicals, oppressors of women, and the worst enemy of Western democracy and liberalism.

In a similar way, millions of so-called Christians claim Allah is not God, but Satan, although Arab-speaking Christians, Jews and others use that same term.  Both terms Allah and Muslim existed before Muhammad.  But, the leaders of the West hate Islam, Muslims, Muhammad, the Qur’ân, and the Arabic language and will never admit that Jews and Christians were all Muslims and believed in the One and Only God, Al Lah in Arabic and other dialects of the “Middle East” region where both Judaism and Christianity were born although Roman Catholicism was born in Rome.  Before Judaism was made into a racist religion, Hebrews married freely with people of all biological groups and everybody was accepted into the religion (before Ezra).  The first Christians were for the most part Arabs, Palestinians and Middle Eastern.

Mel Gibson made the film “The Passion of Christ” in Aramaic and Jesus is heard in there to call God ILAHI, the same word used in the Qur’ân and by Muslims for God.  Both terms Ya Allah and Ya Ilahi contain the word LAH for God.  But, millions of Christians and Evangelist love to call Allah the Moon God or Satan!  (See Christian Zionist Chick Publications or listen to the preaching of Pr Texe Marrs, Dr Kent Hovind and others).  The West loves to use modern terms and concepts to describe past realities and this falsify those realities.  Examples: the words Semitic, Hebrew, Jew, Palestinian, Christian, Jesus, slave, concubine, and so on.  They make up thousands of word from Latin and Greek and make people believe they existed at the time of Greece and Rome, and that Ancient Greece invented everything!  Pr Richard Dawkins claimed that Aristotle was the cleverest evolved ape of history!  Even lies have been told about “philosopher” Aristotle (a general in Alexander the Accursed’s army) or about Socrates!

All over the West and its Allied lands, the respective governments are inciting the people against Muslims by propagating lies about Islam and terrorising the Muslims, treating them as inferiors and second class citizens, threatening to expel (deport) them en masse arguing that they represent a threat and will cause civil war in their lands.  Racists, Christians, Atheists and Jews alike have joined in this Crusade against Muslims.  According to some sources some 150 million Muslims have already been murdered at their hands during the past colonial and current neo colonial periods.  One third of the Africans sold into slavery were Muslims.  Hindustani slaved were labelled “indentured” like European slaves.


In such a deadly atmosphere how can we convince or explain to the world that all Ancient Believers, Hindus, Jews (Israelites) and Christians all at one time surrendered to the One God, making them all therefore, by definition, Muslims?   

None of them had a label for their religion!  While the Vedas never preached Hinduism, Gautum Sidharta never preached Buddhism (I learned recently from World Dhamma Foundation (Paul Guthrie) that Buddhism pre-dates Hinduism!?), the Old Testament never preached Judaism, the Gospels never preached Christianity, nor did they originally call their followers respectively Hindus, Buddhists, Jews or Christians, Muhammad preached a way of life (Diin) he said God called Islam, and anybody who surrendered to the One God and accepted Muhammad as God’s Messenger was called a MUSLIM.  This comes directly from the Holy Scripture.

But, Western hatred is such that only a few among them will see that reality and those few are trying hard to join the Muslims, and are already establishing friendly relations and live in peace and harmony, Jews, Christians and Muslims together.  Atheists, Parsis, Sikhs, Christians, Hindus and Muslims used to live in peace and harmony, but since the British imperialists conquered Hindustan, they have sown the seeds of hatred making Muslims hated by Hindus, Sikhs and others.  Communists and Buddhists have also been converted to Muslim haters and killers. In brief, the Europeans sowed the seeds of hatred, war and the religion of lies worldwide since decadent Muslims lost Spain, Hindustan and all their lands to their armies.    

But, the blame cannot be laid on the ‘Hindus’, Buddhists, Jews, Communists, Socialists, and Christians alone because Muslim nations (oppressed by the Ottomans) are the ones guilty of having abandoned their religion and allowed the foreign military powers to conquer their lands, slaughter their people, steal their resources, destroy their cultures and civilisation, and enslave their people to this very day.  So be it if they hate Islam and Muslims.  Were there true Muslims in the world today, the West and its Allies would not be so arrogant and such killing machines!  Yet, there are still many true Muslims disseminated around the globe in Lebanon, Palestine, Iran and Pakistan (despite its treachery) that might one day revive the Muslim Nation of Muhammad.  Colonised Turks, Iraqis, Egyptians, Libyans, Algerians, Tunisians, Moroccans, Hindustanis and Indonesians are among the biggest traitors of Muslims and Islam, as well as Muslim collaborating minorities living in the West.    

Today Muslims are not practicing authentic Islam, but a made up religion for another age, and they do not worship God anymore, but Gods like the Corporations and their abominations like usury, fashion, sports, cinema, media, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, GMO, fast and fake food, fake and poisonous drinks, cigarettes, wastage, plastic, the ballot box, public schools, vaccines, mercury, fluoride, cyanide, aspartame, etc.  The day Muslims will recognise that humanity is one and that Believers (even if not all) are one in purpose and stop their tribalism and copying the Way of Satan, but join in world culture, the part that is moral and compatible with Islam, they will survive instead of preaching that almost everything is anti-Islamic.   

Those fools have still not understood that ALLAH is right here with us all the time, and that there is no heavenly Paradise or Hell, and that there will be no Judgement Day!  I know, they will scream: BLASPHEMY!  (My family always said I WAS CRAZY!) The Satanic Europeans understood this a long time ago!  And whether they like it or not, Muslims are all Israelite-Christian MUSLIMS!  Alhamdulillah!

Thursday the 25th of December 2014


Iran : le président Rohani souhaite Joyeux Noël au pape et au monde

Le président iranien Hassan Rohani a souhaité mercredi un Joyeux Noël aux dirigeants du monde et au pape François, espérant une coopération pour "répandre la paix, la sécurité et le bien-être sur le monde".

Dans un message au souverain pontife publié sur le site internet de la présidence, M. Rohani, un religieux modéré, dénonce ceux qui "essaient de créer des divisions par la violence et détruisent la dignité humaine".

"Il est nécessaire de coopérer pour tenter de répandre la paix, la sécurité et le bien-être dans le monde", a-t-il ajouté.

Dans un message séparé à l’adresse des dirigeants du monde, le président iranien affirme que "dans ce monde touché aujourd’hui par les violences, il faut se retourner vers les leçons des prophètes divins, seul chemin vers le salut de l’Humanité".

La République islamique, à 99% musulmane, compte environ 118 000 chrétiens, l’une des trois communautés religieuses reconnues avec les juifs et les zoroastriens.

The Christmas Tree in the Qur’an?

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 Basheer & Kaamilah - Merry Noël 2014

Every year, Christians across the world celebrate in Christmas the birth of Jesus. One prominent aspect of this tradition is the Christmas tree. This tradition is known to have developed in Germany in the 16th century, but the earliest tree may be traced to the 14th century. The festive evergreen tree then started to gain popularity beyond Germany in the 2nd half of the 19th century, gradually becoming one of the symbols and expressions of Christmas everywhere in the world.
There have been a number of attempts to explain how the Christmas tree tradition developed, but these are mere speculations with no supportive evidence. One popular suggestion is to link the new Christian practice to ancient traditions in which evergreen trees were used as symbols for eternal life and were also worshipped. One obvious problem with this and other approaches is that they fail to explain the link of this tradition with Christmas in particular. Christians could have used this tradition for any event, but why to celebrate Jesus’ birth in particular?
The four Gospels do not suggest any link between Jesus’ birth and any tree. Mark and John do not say anything about Jesus’ birth. Matthew only states that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, before moving on to talk about the “wise men” who came to visit the newborn and King Herod’s concern about what this birth could mean for his reign (Matthew 2:1-6). Luke confirms that when Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem “the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 2:6-7).
But in the Qur’an’s account of the birth of Jesus a tree features prominently. I have commented elsewhere on the story of Jesus’ birth in the Qur’an, so I will only quote the relevant Qur’anic verses here:
She conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place. (19.22) And the pangs of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said: “I wish I had died before this and had become something totally forgotten!” (19.23) Then he called her from beneath her: “Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a rivulet beneath you, (19.24) and shake the trunk of the palm tree toward you, and it will let fall fresh dates upon you. (19.25) So eat, drink, and be consoled. If you meet any human being, say: ‘I have vowed a fast to God, so I will not speak today to any human being.’” (19.26)
The birth took place under a palm tree which also provided Mary with food she desperately needed. This account also has noticeable similarity with the tradition of placing presents under the Christmas tree. The latter may be seen as celebrating the sending of Jesus as a present to the world.
There are two apocryphal Christian sources that are worth quoting here. Apocryphal writings are considered inauthentic and inferior to the New Testament. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew1 is claimed to have been written in Hebrew by Matthew the Evangelist and translated into Latin by Jerome. But scholars believe it was probably written as late as around the 8th-9th century. In the relevant part, this book talks about Mary sitting under a palm tree and of a spring of water but in a very different context from that of the Qur’an. On the third day of the journey of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus to Egypt escaping Herod, the following happened:
While they were walking, that the blessed Mary was fatigued by the excessive heat of the sun in the desert; and seeing a palm tree, she said to Joseph: “Let me rest a little under the shade of this tree.” Joseph therefore made haste, and led her to the palm, and made her come down from her beast. And as the blessed Mary was sitting there, she looked up to the foliage of the palm, and saw it full of fruit, and said to Joseph: “I wish it were possible to get some of the fruit of this palm.” And Joseph said to her: “I wonder that you say this, when you see how high the palm tree is; and that you think of eating of its fruit. I am thinking more of the want of water, because the skins are now empty, and we have none wherewith to refresh ourselves and our cattle.”
Then the child Jesus, with a joyful countenance, reposing in the bosom of His mother, said to the palm: “O tree, bend your branches, and refresh my mother with your fruit.” And immediately at these words the palm bent its top down to the very feet of the blessed Mary; and they gathered from it fruit, with which they were all refreshed. And after they had gathered all its fruit, it remained bent down, waiting the order to rise from Him who had commanded it to stoop.
Then Jesus said to it: “Raise yourself, O palm tree, and be strong, and be the companion of my trees, which are in the paradise of my Father; and open from your roots a vein of water which has been hid in the earth, and let the waters flow, so that we may be satisfied from you.” And it rose up immediately, and at its root there began to come forth a spring of water exceedingly clear and cool and sparkling. And when they saw the spring of water, they rejoiced with great joy, and were satisfied, themselves and all their cattle and their beasts. Wherefore they gave thanks to God. (PsMatt. 20)
Another apocryphal book known as The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy or The First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ,2 which is dated to the 2nd century, has this very brief mention of a tree and a Jesus’ miracle of causing a water well to appear:
They went on to a city in which were several idols which, as soon as they came near to it, was turned into hills of sand. Hence they went to that sycamore tree, which is now called Matarea. And in Matarea the Lord Jesus caused a well to spring forth, in which St. Mary washed his coat. And a balsam is produced, or grows, in that country from the sweat which ran down there from the Lord Jesus. (AraIn. 8:8-11)
These two Christian accounts have obvious similarities but differences also with the Qur’an. The historical account of Jesus’ birth under a tree had at some point been changed to what appears in these gospels. I have discussed this common phenomenon which I have called “Contextual Displacement” elsewhere. This type of textual corruption denotes the instances where a character, event, or statement appears in one context in the Qur’an and in a different context in other sources. There are many differences between the Qur’an and Jewish and Christian sources, including the Old and New Testaments, that can be convincingly explained as contextual displacements in these sources
There is no direct evidence to link the tradition of the Christmas tree to the tree under which Jesus was born, so this link remains speculative. But it is a distinct possibility that the mysterious Christmas tree tradition originally grew from the historical tree in Jesus’ story of birth, which the Qur’an has revealed.
1 The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, translated by A. Walker, in: Ante-Nicene Fathers: Translations of The Writings of the Fathers down to a.d. 325, Volume 8, WM. B. Eerdmans publishing company: Michigan.
2 The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy, translated by W. Wake, The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden, A&B Publishers Group: New York, 1926, 38-59.

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The Mystery Of The Historical Jesus

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The Mystery Of The Historical Jesus: The Messiah in the Qur’an, the Bible, and Historical Sources
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A new pioneering and comprehensive study of the story of Jesus:
  • Jesus in the Qur’an, Christian writings, and historical sources
  • The scriptural Jesus in the light of history
  • The life and teachings of the historical Jesus
  • The time and places in which Jesus lived
  • Jesus and the Jews and the Romans
  • The historical Jesus versus the theological one
  • Differences and similarities between the Qur’an and Christian sources and their significance

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Jesus remains one of the most studied characters in history. In the two millennia since his birth, countless writers have published numerous books and articles on every aspect of his life, personality, teachings, and environment. Depending on the backgrounds, goals, and trainings of their respective authors, these works relied on the New Testament, other Christian sources, Jewish writings, or other historical sources, or on combinations of these writings. The Qur’an is rarely mentioned, let alone seriously considered, by the mainly Christian authors of these studies. This explicit or implicit neglect reflects a presumed historical worthlessness of the Qur’an.
Muslim scholars have also written extensively about Jesus. Contrary to their Western counterparts, they have studied in detail what the Qur’an and other Islamic sources say about Jesus. The Christian image of Jesus is often cited to be dismissed, usually on the basis of what Islamic sources say, but at times also because of its incoherence and inconsistency. Like Western scholars who have ignored the Qur’an, Muslim writers have shown no interest in independent historical sources.
The first study of its kind, this book fills a gap in the literature on the historical Jesus by taking the unique approach of considering together the Qur’an, the Gospels, and other religious and historical sources. This genuinely new contribution to the scholarship on the historical Jesus shows that, unlike the New Testament accounts, the Qur’anic image of Jesus is both internally consistent and reconcilable with known history. While showing that our understanding of how the New Testament was formed and our growing knowledge of history confirm that the Christian Jesus is unhistorical, this study makes a strong case for the historicity of the Jesus of the Qur’an.
Its friendly style makes this comprehensive book suitable for the general reader as well as the specialist. Readers with interest in the historical Jesus, the Messiah in the various scriptures, modern Qur’anic exegesis, or comparative religion will find this compelling study highly informative and thought-provoking. No specialist knowledge of any scripture or history is required for reading the book.

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Pages: 557
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Publication Date: September/2007
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Table of Contents
1. Approaches to the Study of History in the Qur’an and the Bible
1.1. The Secular Approach
1.1.1. The Unavailability of Independent Evidence
1.1.2. Similarities Between the Bible and Other Sources
1.1.3. Similarities Between the Qur’an and Jewish and Christian Writings
1.1.4. The Question of the Paranormal
1.2. The Biblical Approach
1.2.1. Internal Biblical Discrepancies
1.2.2. Unfactual Biblical Statements
1.2.3. The indefinability of the “Bible” and “Scripture”
1.2.4. The False Superiority of the Canon
1.3. The Secular-Biblical Approach
1.4. The Qur’anic Approach
1.4.1. Islamic Sacred Texts
1.4.2. The Authenticity of the Qur’an
1.4.3. The Qur’an and Other Scriptures
1.4.4. Contextual Displacement as a Form of Scriptural Textual Manipulation
1.4.5. Refuted Accusations
1.5. The Approach of This Book
2. Mary Before the Annunciation
2.1. Mary Before the Annunciation in the Apocrypha
2.1.1. The Account of the Gospel of the Birth of Mary
2.1.2. The Account of the Infancy Gospel of James
2.1.3. The Account of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
2.2. Mary Before the Annunciation in the Qur’an
3. Prophet Zechariah: Mary’s Guardian
3.1. Zechariah in the New Testament
3.2. Zechariahs in the Apocrypha
3.3. Prophet Zechariah in the Qur’an
3.3.1. Prophet Zechariah in Chapter 3 (The Family of ‘Imran)
3.3.2. Prophet Zechariah in Chapter 19 (Maryam)
4. Prophet John
4.1. John the Baptist in the New Testament
4.2. John the Baptist in History
4.3. Prophet John in the Qur’an
5. More Than Annunciation
5.1. The Annunciation in the New Testament
5.2. The Annunciation in the Apocrypha
5.3. The Annunciation and the Inducement of the Virginal Conception According to the Qur’an
5.3.1. Gabriel’s Visit and the Inducement of the Virginal Conception in Chapter 19
5.3.2. Gabriel’s Visit and the Annunciation in Chapter 3
6. The Virginal Conception (whole chapter online or PDF)
6.2. The Arguments Against the Virginal Conception Unknown Story Contradictory Accounts Different Infancy Narratives
7. The Ruh (Spirit)
7.1. The Hebrew Ruach in the Old Testament
7.2. The Greek Pneuma in the New Testament
7.3. The Arabic Ruh in the Qur’an
7.3.1. Gabriel
7.3.2. The Spirit of the Creation of Man
7.3.3. Inspiration
8. Joseph: Mary’s Husband?
8.1. Joseph in Christian Sources
8.1.1. Joseph and Mary
8.1.2. Joseph and Jesus
8.2. The Non-historicity of Joseph According to the Qur’an
9. Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters?
9.1. Paul and Jesus’ Brothers
9.2. Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters in the Gospels
9.3. The Church and Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters
9.4. James
9.4.1. Paul and James
9.4.2. James in Other New Testament Books
9.4.3. James in History
9.5. The Qur’an’s Implicit Rejection of Jesus’ Siblings
10. Jesus’ Birth
10.1. Jesus’ Birth in the Canonical Gospels
10.2. Jesus’ Birth in Apocryphal Sources
10.3. The Star of Bethlehem
10.4. Jesus’ Birth in the Qur’an
10.5. Birth Under A Palm Tree
10.6. Jesus’ Date of Birth
11. Massacre of Truth
11.1. Herod’s Massacre in Christian Sources
11.2. The Non-historicity of Herod’s Massacre According to the Qur’an
11.3. A Massacre That Never Was
11.3.1. The Scriptural Arguments
11.3.2. The Historical Arguments
11.4. The Massacre That Did Happen
12. Was Jesus A Nazarene From Nazareth?
12.1. Jesus’ Birth and Growing up places
12.2. “Nazarene” in the New Testament
12.3. The Nazarenes of the Qur’an
13. The Messiah
13.1. The Messiah in the Old Testament
13.2. The Christ in the New Testament
13.2.1. Self-proclamation and the Public Acceptance of Jesus’ Messiahship
13.2.2. Faces of the Messiah Son of David Miracle Worker King of the Jews Founder of an Imminent Kingdom Salvational Figure Suffering Messiah Virtuous Teacher
13.2.3. The Messiah’s Entry into Jerusalem
13.3. Al-Masih in the Qur’an
14. The Divine Son of God That Jesus Never Was
14.1. The Jewish “Sonship of God”
14.2. The Christian “Sonship of God”
14.2.1. Sonship of God, Messiahship, and Miracle Working
14.2.2. Sonship of God and Blasphemy
14.2.3. Christian Sons of God
14.2.4. The Unique Son of God
14.2.5. The Eternal Son of John
14.2.6. When Did Jesus’ Sonship of God become Special?
14.3. The Prevailing of the Johannine Theology
14.4. The Trinity
14.5. Son of Man
15. The Human Jesus
15.1. Muslim Messenger and Prophet
15.1.1. Islam
15.1.2. Messenger and Prophet
15.2. Human Servant of God
15.3. Forerunner of Prophet Muhammad
15.4. The Exclusiveness of Divinity
15.4.1. The Oneness of God
15.4.2. No Offspring of God
15.4.3. False Sonship of God
15.4.4. The Fallacy of the Trinity
16. Miracles
16.1. Wonder Workers at the Time of Jesus
16.2. Jesus’ Miracles in the New Testament
16.2.1. The Categories of Jesus’ Miracles Healing Miracles Nature Miracles Prophecies Clairvoyance
16.2.2. Different Gospel Accounts
16.2.3. The Significance and Purpose of Miracles
16.2.4. Miracles and Faith
16.2.5. Miracles between Publicity and Secrecy
16.3. Jesus’ Miracles in Apocryphal Writings
16.4. Jesus’ Miracles in the Qur’an
17. The Injil (Gospel)
17.1. The Term “Gospel” Before and After Christianity
17.2. The Injil: Jesus’ Divine Book
17.3. The Meaning of “Injil”
17.4. The Paraclete
17.5. The Injil and the Law
17.5.1. Jesus and the Law in the New Testament
17.5.2. The Injil’s Modification of the Law
18. The Crucifixion in the New Testament and Historical Sources
18.1. Inconsistencies in the New Testament Accounts of the Crucifixion
18.2. Historical Problems in the New Testament Accounts of the Crucifixion
18.3. Who Killed Jesus?
18.4. The Crucifixion in History
18.5. Alternative Scenarios
18.6. The Date of the Crucifixion
19. The Qur’an and the Cross Fiction
19.1. The Fiction of Jesus’ Crucifixion
19.2. The Crucifixion of Jesus’ Substitute
19.3. After the Crucifixion
19.4. The Theology of the Crucifixion
19.4.1. The New Testament and Theology of the Cross
19.4.2. The Qur’an’s Rejection of the Theology of the Cross
20. A Second Coming?
20.1. The Second Coming in the New Testament
20.1.1. The Unfulfilled Imminence of the Second Coming
20.1.2. The Second Coming and Other Apocalyptic Events
20.1.3. The Dangerous Politics of the Second Coming
20.2. The Second Coming in Sayings Attributed to Prophet Muhammad
20.3. The Qur’an’s Silence on Jesus’ Second Coming
21. Christians in the Qur’an
21.1. The Oldest Roman Mentions of the “Christians”
21.2. Christians in the Qur’an
21.2.1. The Hawariyyun
21.2.2. The Nasara
22. The Qur’anic Historical Jesus
Appendix A: History in the Qur’an
Appendix B: Apocryphal Gospels
The Infancy Gospel of James
The Gospel of the Birth of Mary
The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
Appendix C: Abbreviations
Index of Qur’anic Verses
Index of Biblical Passages
Index of Other Religious Texts
Index of Ancient Texts
Index of Names and Subjects


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