𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧=𝐰𝐮𝐝𝐮, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐛 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
There are some similarities within the Bible of previous Messengers of Allah.
King James Bible
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. [Psalms 95:6]
Genesis 17: 1-3
1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty [a]; walk before me and be blameless. 2 I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.”
3 Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, 4 “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations…
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and(A) fell on their faces. (B) And the glory of the LORD appeared to them,
39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed…
Prostrate yourselves before Allah and serve Him. [Quran 53:62]
Even the concept of washing before prayer [wudu in Arabic].
He set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar, and put water in it for washing,
31with which Moses and(A) Aaron and his sons(B) washed their hands and their feet.
O ye who believe! when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; Rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body.
But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth, and rub therewith your faces and hands, Allah doth not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete his favour to you, that ye may be grateful. [Quran 5:6]
There are even verses on hijab (covering for women i.e., Quran 24:31, 33:33 etc.) in the following verses/chapters from the bible:
1 Corinthians 11: 5, Genesis 24:65, Ruth 3:15, Isaiah 3:23, Matthew 5:27-8.
We believe that the Bible has got some truth to it because some of it was from former Messengers of God [Moses, David, Jesus’ son of Mary etc.], but a lot was distorted since the followers got influenced by the polytheistic faiths i.e. the concept of God incarnating in the creation is a pagan idea which the Christians accepted.
But this contradicted the concept of the 1 Perfect and flawless God. Allah sent His final Messenger with the final Message which would be protected and conveyed for all of mankind, to take them out of the darkness into the light.
Allah knows Best.
Almighty Allah is the highest and most knowledgeable, and the attribution of knowledge to him is the safest.
Right from Almighty Allah and wrong from me and Satan