𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬, 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐫?
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
Islam’s stance on who was crucified on the Cross is crystal clear, which is a substitutionary person who either betrayed Jesus ‘Judas Iscariot’ in a view and the most agreeable view among Islamic scholars is that the person who was crucified instead of Prophet Jesus son of Mary is one of his genuine followers who volunteered to be put on the Cross.
This makes this follower of Prophet Jesus son of Mary a martyr from an Islamic point of view.
However, A question might rise, which is:
If the Glorious Qur’an has been emphasising on the Islamic facts stated that “No soul burdened with sin will bear the burden of another.” Quran (35: 18)
“No one will reap except what they sow. No soul burdened with sin will bear the burden of another.” Quran (6:164)
Why would Allah allow an innocent man to be killed instead of Prophet Jesus and replace him on the Cross?
The answer is quite simple, this innocent man chose voluntarily to put himself in guaranteed death to earn martyrdom, paradise and save a mighty Prophet of Allah, prophet Jesus son of Mary.
Isn’t the case when soldiers of armies do to defend their homeland, families and loved ones?
As for the classical Christian narratives of, (Jesus died for ‘us’) such statement raises questions for any reasonable logical person, whether a non-Christian or even a Christian who is a genuine in seeking the absolute truth and please the true God.
Questions raised based on ( Jesus died for us) to be asked to Christians:
If the Christian convention is that Jesus is both 100% God and 100% human at the same time without any segregation between the two natures for less than a blink of an eye, that begs the question, who really died on the Cross?
If your answer to the above-mentioned question is, the 100% God died on the cross then you’re being blasphemous, in Islam God is all living and does not die.
If your answer is Just the 100% human nature of Jesus died for our sins, then you have already refuted the idea of God needed a son of his nature to die to forgive our sins.
Either way you answer the question, it refutes the whole idea of the crucifixion.
Let us grant our Christians friends the benefits of the doubt and not assume that Jesus purported crucifixion and death are a green light to sin, which sadly the reality supports that assumption.
But let us ask this question, given you believe Jesus was crucified and died for your sins, so you have eternal life.
Who Jesus die for?
Who Jesus was crucified and died for? Did he die for the Christian murderers who killed tens of thousands or millions of People in World War one or World War two?
Or did he die for the Christian Orthodox Russian or Ukrainian murders or the Christian thugs, rapists and all other Christian criminals rotting in various incarceration and prison facilities around the world?
Did Jesus sacrifice cover his killer or not?
Kindly, no need to jump and say, that all those Christain killers, rapists and criminals are not Christians
The other thing our Christian friends tend to tell us Muslims is, when we start to converse with them about some parts of the Bible, they advise us that we do not have the Holy spirit to understand the Bible.
Claiming that we Muslims need to have the holy spirit to understand the Bible and we should not take the Bible literal all the time as it has parables as they claim when they are cornered about a Biblical verse etc.
Such advice to us that we can not understand the Bible unless we have the Holy spirit, which Christians possess as they claim, such example is like telling us, that we can not start to learn to drive a car unless we are driving instructors.
It is absolutely mind-boggling and contradictory statement to ask non-Christians to dump their brains in the nearest bin and do not raise logical questions using one of the most precious gifts that God has given us, which is the brain.
The Farce of God Sacrifice to his own creation:
Unlike Christianity that claims that God sacrificed himself or part of himself to pleased himself or part of himself to save us from himself or part of himself. As far as Christianity doctrine concerned, what we can understand is that it is a premeditated suicide that Jesus had committed given he is supposed to know the future.
Wonder whether his sacrifice covers the killer who supposed to kill him or not?
In Islam it is the other way around, we are his creation- He showered us with his favors including creating us.
We are the ones who need to sacrifice our time, effort, worship and all our lives to please him and No matter what we do we will NOT be able to Thank him for all his favours upon us. However, our efforts and worship to Allah Exalted he, makes us eligible for his immense mercy, that he dedicated to those who abide by the true teachings of Islam.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐎𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐯𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐮𝐧𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲
If a thief stole my mobile phone and wanted to return it back to me BUT I refuse unless I kill my OWN SON as a prerequisite and condition for the thief to repent and return my mobile phone to me.
And the thief Must accept that and be happy with that Human pagan sacrifice of an innocent man. Otherwise, I will NOT accept the thief returning my mobile Phone to me. What Sort of Madness is that?
𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝?
IF Islam say there was a replacement person instead of Prophet Jesus on the Cross who was killed and crucified is it fair? Did Allah deceive Christians of course not?
The answer is in these two links:
God’s Love in the Qurʾān
God in Islam does not need to commit a suicide to prove anything to anyone, nor to take a son to sacrifice it.
Often time there is a general misconception that the God of Islam is one of wrath and anger. There is a false image of God as being some Greek God of wrath seeking to hurt and harm those who disobey Him. This article will highlight the concept of God’s love in the Qurʾān and Islamic tradition. Every chapter in the Quran begins with “In the name of Allah the Rahman the Raheem”
The terms Rahman and Raheem are often mistranslated as Merciful or Compassionate and these are not accurate translations. The problem with the term mercy is that it implies that one has the power to punish but withholds themselves. It implies that one has the power to harm but does not, and it is often used in the context of having mercy on one’s enemies.
The names Rahman and Raheem stem from the root letters r-h-m. These are the same root letters which the word rahim comes from. A rahim is a womb, and the names of God Rahman and Raheem connote a motherly love.
No one would describe a mother’s love as mercy, but they would use terms like loving, caring, selfless, compassionate, and empathetic. Umar ibn al-Khattab relates once being with the Prophet with a group of women and children detained after a battle. One woman among them was searching for her child. Whenever she saw her child, she took the child to her bosom and began breastfeeding it.
The Messenger asked his companions, “Do you think this woman would throw her child into the fire?” They said, “No, by Allah, unless she has no power otherwise.” He replied, “Allah has more rahmah (arham) for His servants than this woman for her child” (Muslim).
In another narration, the Prophet peace be upon him used to play with his grandchildren and then said: “O Allah, have rahmah for them (irhamhuma) as I have rahmah for them (arhamuhuma).” (Bukhari). A Bedouin in the time of the Prophet peace be upon him saw the Prophet kissing his grandchildren.
In the patriarchal context of Arabia, the man said to the Prophet, “I have ten children and never kissed one of them” implying that it was not befitting of a man to show love. The Prophet replied, “What can I do for you if Allah removed rahmah from your heart?” (Bukhari).
The Qurʾān mentions two kinds of love, one is rahma and the second is hub. Allah has rahma on everything and everyone: My rahma has encompassed everything (Qurʾān 7:157). God has this level of love for all his creation.
That is why He provides provision for everyone, even those who disbelieve in Him. Despite our sins, He gives us food, air, shelter, health, and life. This is why the Qurʾān often refers to rain as rahma. And were Allah to punish men for what they earn, He would not leave on the back of it any creature (Qurʾān 35:45).
In Islam, God has 99 names. It is particularly interesting that He chose to open each chapter in the Qurʾān by reminding the reader of only two of his names, Rahman and Raheem. First impressions are extremely important and leave a lasting impression on people.
Therefore, when God introduces Himself in the first chapter of the Qurʾān the names Rahman and Raheem appear four times in only seven verses. God could have chosen any other name, but He wants the reader to know that He is loving, compassionate, forgiving, and always willing to accept you back no matter how many mistakes you make.
The second level of love is hub. This love is reserved for those who obey God. There is not a single place in the Qurʾān that says Allah hates (yakrah) anyone. It only says that Allah does not have hub for certain types of people such as oppressors, arrogant people, and liars.
To attain this level of love one must obey God and follow His teachings. Say, ‘If you love God, follow me, and God will love you and forgive you your sins; God is most forgiving, most raheem.’ (Qurʾān 3:31). The following verse reads Say: Obey Allah and the Messenger But if they turn away, then Allah does not have hub for those who disbelieve (Qurʾān 3:32).
This does not mean that love is the only meaning of rahma and hub. Both these words are much richer than the English term love. However, the notion that the God of the Qurʾān is not one of love is inaccurate.
Allah is loving, compassionate, and gives people hope. He is not a God who is out to punish: Why should God make you suffer torment if you are thankful and believe in Him? God always rewards gratitude and He knows everything. (Qurʾān 4:147).
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