Reading the Koran. 77

This is another excerpt from Bill Warner’s book Abridged Koran where the verses of Koran are arranged in their chronological order and provided with facts from prophet Muhammad’s life, giving context for them.

CHAPTER 8 THE JEWS (continued)

MOHAMMED TRULY FOLLOWS THE RELIGION OF ABRAHAM

Christians and Jews argued with Mohammed that if he wished to have salvation, then he would have to convert. But Mohammed is the one who truly follows the religion of Abraham. Mohammed is the true Jew with the true Torah.

2:135 They say, “Become a Christian or a Jew, and you will be rightly guided to salvation.” Say: No! We follow the religion of Abraham, the upright, and he was no idol worshipper. Say: We believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and in that given to Moses and Jesus and all other messengers by our Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we bow down to Allah.

2:137 If they believe as you do, they will be on the right path, but if they turn against it, they are only cutting themselves off from you, and Allah will be a more than adequate defender against them. He is all-hearing and all-knowing. We take on Allah’s own dye. And who has a better dye than Allah? It is Him we worship.

2:139 Say: Will you [the Jews] argue with us about Allah, knowing that He is both your Lord and ours? We are responsible for our actions as you are for yours, and we are devoted to Him alone. Will you say, “Truly Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, were all either Jews or Christians”? Say: Do you know best, or does Allah? Who is more evil than one who receives a testimony from Allah and hides it? Allah is never unaware of what you do. Those are a people who have passed away. They have received what they deserved and you will receive what you deserve. You will not be asked to answer for what they did.

I383 Mohammed entered a Jewish school and called the Jews to Islam. One asked him, “What is your religion, Mohammed?” “The religion of Abraham.” “But Abraham was a Jew.” “Then let the Torah judge between us.” He meant the Torah of the Koran.

3:66 Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but a righteous man, a Muslim, not an idol worshipper. Doubtless the ones who follow Abraham are the closest to him, along with this messenger and the believers. Allah is protector of the faithful. Some of the People of the Book try to lead you astray, but they only mislead themselves, although they may not realize it.

3:70 People of the Book [Jews and Christians]! Why do you reject Allah’s revelations when you have witnessed their truth? People of the Book! Why do you cover up the truth with lies when you know that you hide the truth?

Three Jews came to Mohammed and said, “Do you not allege that you follow the religion of Abraham and believe in the Torah which we have and testify that it is the truth from Allah?” He replied, “Certainly, but you have sinned and broken the covenant contained therein and concealed what you were ordered to make plain to men. I disassociate myself from your sin [the Jews’ concealing the part of the Torah that prophesied the coming of Ahmed (a variation of the name Mohammed)]”.

Jews came to Mohammed and said, “Is it true that what you have brought to us is from Allah? For our part we cannot see that it is arranged as the Torah is.” He replied, “You know quite well that it is from Allah. You will find it written in the Torah which you have.” By this he meant the real Torah that they concealed.

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