𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐮𝐩𝐨𝐧
𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦 (𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐦) 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲, 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐬
𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲 𝐐𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐕𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬:
“And ˹on Judgment Day˺ Allah will say, “O Jesus, son of Mary! Did you ever ask the people to worship you and your mother as gods besides Allah?” He will answer, “Glory be to You! How could I ever say what I had no right to say? If I had said such a thing, you would have certainly known it. You know what is ˹hidden˺ within me, but I do not know what is within You. Indeed, You ˹alone˺ are the Knower of all unseen.I never told them anything except what You ordered me to say: “Worship Allah—my Lord and your Lord!” And I was witness over them as long as I remained among them. But when You took me,1 You were the Witness over them—and You are a Witness over all things. Quran (5:116-117)
Allah knows Best.