How Quran Corrects Bible
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
How The Quran Corrects The Bible (Wrestling)
Christian God Weak In Wrestling?
In the Bible God is not desribed to be the Most Powerful. Instead God is desribed to be weak and powerless.
In Genesis 32:24-30 God is charaterized as wrestling with Jacob all night long losing the match:
“And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day.
When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him
Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
And he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.”
Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him
So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life has been delivered.”
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Bible Commentary makes the excuse that Jacob saw an opporunity to squeeze a blessing out of God and took advantaqe of God’s vulnerability (astaghfirullah)
“Its evident that Jacob was aware of the character of Him with who he wrestled and believing that His power, though by far superior to human was yet limited by His promise to do him good, he determined not to lose the golden opportunity of securing a blessing. And nothing gives God greater pleasure than to see the hearts of His people firmly adhering to Him” (JFB Commentary on Genesis 32:26)
This confirms the humanization of God in the Bible.
God is omnipotent and cannot be beaten by a human as God’s true nature is desribed in the Quran:
And He it is Who originates the creation, then will repeat it (after it has been perished), and this is easier for Him. His is the highest description (i.e. none has the right to be worshipped but He, and there is nothing comparable unto Him) in the heavens and in the earth. And He is the All¬Mighty, the All¬Wise. (Quran 30:27)
Do you not see that Allâh has created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He will, He can remove you and bring (in your place) a new creation! (Quran 14:19)
Within those verses of the glorious Quran, we find the corrected attributes of God. If God had wanted to, He could have elimanted Jacob and he could have wiped out all the people. Thus God in the Quran does not lose against humans.
And Allah Knows The best