Did Noble Verses 3:55 and 61:14 give false prophecies about Jesus’ true followers being above the blasphemers (trinitarians and other infidels)?

The sections of this article are:

1- Noble Verses 3:55 and 61:14.

      (a)- what does فوق mean in Noble Verse 3:55? (From Lisan Al-Arab dictionary)

      (b)- More proof that Christians are the least hated among all infidels from the Noble Quran.

 Muslims even preferred the Christians Romans over the Pagan Persians, and Allah Almighty will make the Romans victorious over them.

The stunning lowest land Miracle in the Holy Quran. 

              –  We can eat their food except for swine.
              – We can marry their women while we can’t marry pagan ones.
              – Christian missionaries are a lot more active in spreading their religion than the Jews and Pagans.

      (c)- Noble Verse 61:14.

2- Conclusion.

1- Noble Verses 3:55 and 61:14, and what does فوق really mean here?

Let us look at what Allah Almighty Said in the Holy Quran:

Noble Verse(s) 3:55

Yusuf Ali:

[003:055] Behold! God said: “O Jesus! I will take thee and raise thee to Myself and clear thee (of the falsehoods) of those who blaspheme; I will make those who follow thee superior to those who reject faith, to the Day of Resurrection: Then shall ye all return unto me, and I will judge between you of the matters wherein ye dispute.

Arabic (from right to left):

‏3:55 إذ قال الله ياعيسى اني متوفيك ورافعك الى ومطهرك من الذين كفروا وجاعل الذين اتبعوك فوق الذين كفروا إلى يوم القيامة ثم إلي مرجعكم فأحكم بينكم فيما كنتم فيه تختلفون

(a)- What does فوق mean in Noble Verse 3:55?

According to Lisan Al-Arab dictionary [1] [2], Book 5, Pages 1043-1044, فوق (fawq or fouq) means:

فوق (fawq): better, preferred, given preference, chosen, above in status, above physically, prevailing, more in numbers.

و قال ابن سيده في الحديث:  أرادوا التفضيل و أنه جعل بعضهم فيها فوق بعض على قدر غنائهم يومئذ  And Ibn Sayidah said in the narration:  They wanted to give preference, and he made some of them in it فوق more preferred over others based on their ability to sing that day.

وفاق الرجل صاحبه: علاه و غلبه و فضله  The man فاق (faaqa) his friend or companion:  Raised his status, made him more powerful, and gave him preference.

وفاق الشيء فوقاً و فواقاً: علاه  And فاق something فوقاً and فواقاً : Became higher than it (in either height, level, status, or number).

So what do we understand from these meanings of the word فوق?

First of all, notice Allah Almighty’s Statement Judging between what they differed with among each other in the end of Noble Verse 3:55.  This is also further proven in the following Noble Verses:

“That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God”;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) know ledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-  (The Noble Quran, 4:157)”

“But they have no knowledge therein. They follow nothing but conjecture; and conjecture avails nothing against Truth.  (The Noble Quran, 53:28)”

This point about Christians are in dispute among each other is very crucial because this proves that Allah Almighty:

1- While He, the Almighty, clearly stated in the same Noble Verse, 3:55, that the followers of Christ will be in dispute among each other, but nonetheless, Allah Almighty will still prefer them over the cursed ones from the Jews and the pagan Romans.  This is demonstrated even further in Noble Verse 1:7:

Noble Verse(s) 1:7

Arabic (from right to left):

‏1:7 صراط الذين أنعمت عليهم غير المغضوب عليهم ولا الضالين

Muhammad Al-Hilali & Muhsin Khan:

[001:007] The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace , not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).

Noble Verse(s) 98:6

Yusuf Ali:

[098:006] Those who reject (Truth), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.

Arabic (from right to left):

‏98:6 إن الذين كفروا من أهل الكتاب والمشركين في نار جهنم خالدين فيها أولئك هم شر البرية

Among all of the infidels and the pagans, the Christians are the least hated by Allah Almighty.  This is also further demonstrated in the following Noble Verse:

Noble Verse(s) 5:82

Arabic (from right to left):

‏5:82 لتجدن اشد الناس عداوة للذين آمنوا اليهود والذين اشركوا ولتجدن اقربهم مودة للذين آمنوا الذين قالوا إنا نصارى ذلك بأن منهم قسيسين ورهبانا وأنهم لايستكبرون

Muhammad Al-Hilali & Muhsin Khan:

[005:082] Verily, you will find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers (Muslims) the Jews and those who are Al-Mushrikoon (the polytheists), and you will find the nearest in love to the believers (Muslims) those who say: “We are Christians.” That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud.

See the next subsection for a lot more proofs about Christians being the best of the infidels.

2- Allah Almighty never Said that the theology or the beliefs of the Christians will be a valid one, even if they were the prevailed ones from among all of the infidels in general.  But nonetheless, because trinity is always in dispute among Christians, then those who doubt it today might actually be considered as Muslims in the Sight of Allah Almighty.  See point #2 in the next subsection below for more details and proofs.

3- Now most certainly, Allah Almighty never Said that ALL OF Christ’s followers will be infidels.  Many of them might be considered Muslims today by Allah Almighty, even if they don’t believe in Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, as a Messenger from GOD Almighty, and don’t believe in the Holy Quran as Allah Almighty’s Divine Holy Book.  Again, please see point #2 in the next subsection below. 

These Christians, while they still might feel that Christ got crucified, even though the Old Testament in Psalm 91 and Isaiah 53 and other places CLEARLY STATES that the Messiah won’t get crucified, but they still, nonetheless, do not believe in him as GOD Almighty Himself. 

This makes them Monotheists, even if they were misguided into believing that Christ, the Messiah, got crucified.  This is absolutely not enough to convict them to Hell or to make them infidels.  That is why, again, Allah Almighty Said that they are misguided ones and not cursed in Noble Verse 1:7 above.

Many of the Jews, on the other hand, while they are monotheists, but they are among the cursed ones, because they strive to spread evil and mischief among people and on earth.  9/11/2001 is a recent testimony to the Jews’ evil.  9/11 was a Jewish scheme, not a Muslim one.  Allah Almighty’s Curse is always upon those who don’t fear Him and who strive on spreading mischief on earth, even if they declare to be monotheists:

“The punishment of those who wage war against God and His Apostle, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter; (The Noble Quran, 5:33)”

“But because of their (i.e., the Jews) breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for God loveth those who are kind. (The Noble Quran, 5:13)”

And to those among them who fear Allah Almighty:

“Of the people of Moses (i.e., the Jews) there is a section who guide and do justice in the light of truth.   (The Noble Quran, 7:159)”

“It was We who revealed the law (to Moses): therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed (as in Islam) to God’s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of God’s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price.  If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.  (The Noble Quran, 5:44)”

“Those who believe (in the Quran), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, – any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.   (The Noble Quran, 2:62)”

4- Trinity had always been declared to be a lie in the Holy Quran, and Allah Almighty also clearly specified what True Monotheism is, and that He, the Almighty, does not have sons, and that True Believers must never associate any partners with Allah Almighty:

“Say: He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.  (The Noble Quran, 112:1-4)”

“God forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with God is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed. (The Noble Quran, 4:48)”

“Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to God, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For God did take Abraham for a friend.  (The Noble Quran, 4:125)”

“They say: ‘Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).’ Say thou: ‘Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with God.’  (The Noble Quran, 2:135)”

“Abraham was not a Jew nor yet a Christian; but he was true in Faith, and bowed his will to God’s (Which is Islam), and he joined not gods with God.   (The Noble Quran, 3:67)”

“The Religion before God is Islam (submission to His Will): Nor did the People of the Book dissent therefrom except through envy of each other, after knowledge had come to them. But if any deny the Signs of God, God is swift in calling to account. (The Noble Quran, 3:19)”

“And behold! I inspired the Disciples to have faith in Me [Allah] and Mine Messenger [Jesus]; they said, ”We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims.’  (The Noble Quran, 5:111)”

“O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: nor say Of Allah aught but the truth.  Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah,  (The Noble Quran, 4:171)”

“Those who say, “Allah is the third of three (the Trinity)” have most certainly committed a blasphemy. There is no god except the One true God _ Allah! A painful punishment will surely torment those disbelievers who do not quit making such (blasphemous) statements.  (The Noble Quran, 5:73)”

“O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of God aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an apostle of God, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him:

so, believe in God and His apostles. Say not “Trinity”: desist it will be better for you: for God is one God: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is God as a Disposer of affairs.  (The Noble Quran, 4:171)”

“Although it is He Who created the jinn, yet they worship the jinn as partners of Allah. Without any (shred of) knowledge, they assign sons and daughters for Him. Sublime and Exalted is He, far above all that they ascribe to Him.  (The Noble Quran, 6:100)”

“For Allah they imagine daughters. Exalted is He! And for themselves (sons), which they prefer!  (The Noble Quran, 16:57)”

“(Oh, you who accept gods other than Allah), did your Lord favor you with sons while He settled on angels as daughters for Himself? Surely what you utter is a grave thing!  (The Noble Quran, 17:40)”

(b)- More proofs that Christians are the least hated among all infidels from the Noble Quran:

We’ve already seen above Noble Verses 1:7 and 5:82 that demonstrate that Christians are the “best” of all infidels in the Sight of Allah Almighty.  The following Noble Verses further prove this:

Muslims even preferred the Christian Romans over the Pagan Persians, and Allah Almighty will make the Romans victorious over them:

Noble Verse(s) 30:1-30:5

Yusuf Ali:

[030:001] A. L. M.

[030:002] The Roman Empire has been defeated-

[030:003] In a land close by In the lowest land [1] [2]; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious-

[030:004] Within a few years. With God is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that Day shall the Believers rejoice-

[030:005] With the help of God. He helps whom He will, and He is exalted in might, most merciful.

Arabic (from right to left):

‏30:1 سورة الروم بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ٛــــ الم

‏30:2 غلبت الروم

‏30:3 في أدنى الأرض وهم من بعد غلبهم سيغلبون

‏30:4 في بضع سنين لله الأمر من قبل ومن بعد ويومئذ يفرح المؤمنون

‏30:5 بنصر الله ينصر من يشاء وهو العزيز الرحيم

Notice how Allah Almighty Said that the Muslims will become very happy when the Romans come back and defeat the Persians in Noble Verse 30:4, and how Allah Almighty Promised it and willed it in Noble Verses 30:3 and 30:5.

The stunning lowest land Miracle in the Holy Quran:

As to the lowest land in Noble Verse 30:3, please visit:  The lowest land Miracle in the Holy Quran.  The battlefield’s land was geologically proven to be the lowest land on planet earth.

We can eat their food except for swine:

“This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time, – when ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).  (The Noble Quran, 5:5)”

“Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than God; that which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety.

This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me. This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, God is indeed Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (The Noble Quran, 5:3)”

We can marry their women while we cannot marry pagan ones:

“This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers, but chaste women among the People of the Book, revealed before your time, – 

When ye give them their due dowers, and desire chastity, not lewdness, nor secret intrigues if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).  (The Noble Quran, 5:5)”

“And marry not idolatrous women until they believe; even a believing bond woman is better than an idolatress, although she may please you. And give not believing women in marriage to idolaters until they believe; even a believing slave is better than an idolater, although he may please you. 

These call to Fire, but ALLAH calls to Heaven and to forgiveness by HIS will. And HE makes HIS Signs clear to the people that they may remember.  (The Noble Quran, 2:221)”

Christian missionaries are a lot more active in spreading their religion than the Jews and Pagans:

Today and throughout history, we see, and we’ve always seen the Christian missionaries being the most active in spreading their religion from among all infidels.  I personally believe that this is probably Allah Almighty’s Divine Mercy on mankind to:

1- Keep the balance of love and hate in the world even, since Christians are humble and loving people.

2- Give the infidels a chance to actually win Paradise in the End, since Christians’ teachings are not all blasphemous.  In fact, none of them are blasphemous with the exception of trinity, and if a Christian has doubts in his/her heart about the validity of this false belief, then they are probably considered as Muslims in the Sight of Allah Almighty.

3- Christians, especially those who doubt trinity in their hearts, are believers and worshipers of the GOD Almighty of Abraham, and we’ve already seen what Allah Almighty Said about Abraham and the Religion of Abraham, above.

(c)- Noble Verse 61:14:

Noble Verse(s) 61:14

Yusuf Ali:

[061:014] O ye who believe! Be ye helpers of God: As said Jesus the son of Mary to the Disciples, “Who will be my helpers to (the work of) God?” Said the disciples, “We are God’s helpers!” then a portion of the Children of Israel believed, and a portion disbelieved: But We gave power to those who believed, against their enemies, and they became the ones that prevailed.

Arabic (from right to left):

‏61:14 ياايها الذين امنوا كونوا أنصار الله كما قال عيسى ابن مريم للحواريين من أنصاري الى الله قال الحواريون نحن انصار الله فامنت طائفة من بني إسرائيل وكفرت طائفة فأيدنا الذين آمنوا على عدوهم فأصبحوا ظاهرين

All of the points that I mentioned above apply also to this Noble Verse.  It is important to know that the early Christians did indeed Worship Allah Almighty Alone and associated no partners with Him.  Jesus Christ was never looked at as GOD Almighty Himself.  This is a paganistic lie that was born later on by those who were influenced by the Roman’s pagan-theology.  Jesus Christ said:

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  (From the NIV Bible, Mark 12:29)”

“”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.”   (From the NIV Bible, Mark 10:18)”

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 24:36)”

“Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’  (From the NIV Bible, John 20:17)”

The followers of Jesus Christ and his followers did preach the Islamic Message of GOD Almighty is One and only One and they did prevail.  So Noble Verse 61:14 is true.  Jesus and his followers were Muslims, and interestingly, we find the word “Muslim” meaning a Believer even in the Aramaic Bible:

“And behold! I inspired the Disciples to have faith in Me [Allah] and Mine Messenger [Jesus]; they said, ”We have faith, and do thou bear witness that we bow to Allah as Muslims.  (The Noble Quran, 5:111)”

Conclusion:

It is clear the Noble Verses 3:55 and 61:14 have no problems with history.  It was a very well-known fact that many Christians believed in the false paganistic belief of trinity.  I’ve proved ample Noble Verses from the Holy Quran that not only denounce trinity, but also declare that Allah Almighty Has no sons or daughters.  Allah Almighty also Said in Noble Verse 3:55 that Christians are in dispute among each other.

As to the followers of Christ, who are in dispute among each other, being preferred over the other pagans from among all of the infidels, that is Allah Almighty’s Divine Wisdom and Will.  Allah Almighty decided to call the Christians as “misguided”, while He called the Jews and the pagans “cursed ones” and the “worst of creatures”. 

The doomed ones from the Christians are also called the latter, but Christians, in general, tend to be the least hated of all of the infidels to Allah Almighty.  Allah Almighty even called them “humble” and “loving”.

With all of this said, it comes as no surprise that Allah Almighty Chose for the infidel Christians to be the prevailed ones from among all of the infidels.  This does not at all mean that the false religion of Christianity, that is filled with “conjectures”, is the Divine Truth from GOD Almighty.  

That is certainly NOT what Allah Almighty Said in Noble Verses 3:55 and 61:14, or in any other Noble Verses in the Holy Quran.

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

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