I am -JESUS- the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.
1 John 5:12
A Plain Error and Contradiction in the Qur’an:
Who suffers loss if Muhammad was wrong?
In Sura 34:50, Muhammad is commanded to say the following:
Say: ‘If I go astray, I go astray only to my own loss; if I am guided, it is by what my Lord reveals to me. He is All-hearing, Ever-nigh.’ Arberry
Say: “If (even) I go astray, I shall stray only to my own loss. But if I remain guided, it is because of the Inspiration of my Lord to me. Truly, He is AllHearer, Ever Near (to all things).” Hilali & Khan
The error in this verse should be obvious to anyone pondering this statement for a little bit. The issue here is not whether, objectively, Muhammad went astray or was guided; Muslims and non-Muslims will continue to disagree about that. This verse is logically wrong, independent of whether Muhammad was guided or not.
Who suffered and still suffers loss if Muhammad was wrong?
The first point is somewhat trivial. Muslims are commanded in the Qur’an to take Muhammad as their model, and therefore many Muslims imitate him in the smallest details of life. They dress like Muhammad, they use a miswak to brush their teeth like Muhammad did, etc. If Muhammad was wrong, then this would mean a life of unnecessary inconvenience for millions of Muslims.
There are, however, a lot of not so trivial aspects. If Muhammad’s message and regulations were wrong, he has subjected millions of Muslim women to a life without any reward in return! Moreover, not only those who followed Muhammad have lost, but millions of the so-called “unbelievers” have suffered because Muslims have either killed them for their lack of faith, or forced Muhammad’s regulations on them and subjected them to live as second-class citizens.
Ironically, these people have suffered loss even if Muhammad had been a true prophet. Whether Muhammad was astray or guided, many lives have been destroyed by Muslim attacks on unbelievers, so that this statement is not only logically false, but false also in factual history.
Putting aside all the atrocities and suffering in this earthly life that resulted from Muhammad’s teachings, the intention of this verse was certainly to make a statement about the loss suffered in eternity, i.e. whether people will be punished or rewarded in the Last Judgement based on their acceptance or rejection of God’s message.
Under the assumption that Muhammad was a true messenger, those who were killed as unbelievers because they did not accept his message on the spot have lost not only their lives but also the opportunity to become convinced by the truth of Islam by having the time to study the message of Islam in-depth. [Had Islam restricted its method of expansion to peaceful proclamation and intellectual persuasion instead of using (also and much too quickly) violence and force, the situation would be vastly different.] As it is, these people have lost their lives on earth, and they will suffer eternal punishment because they died in rejection of God’s message. Thus, many unbelievers will suffer eternal loss even if Muhammad was right. Though Muslims may argue that in the quranic view this may be justified, it is unquestionable that they did suffer temporal and eternal loss due to the violent nature of Islam.
If, on the other hand, the Bible is true and Muhammad was a false prophet then the number of those who suffer eternal loss increases vastly: (1) The unbelievers (idolaters, atheists, …) who were killed for rightly rejecting Islam still lost their opportunity to hear, understand and accept the true message of God. (2) Millions and millions of Muslims who have rejected the authentic Gospel of Jesus based on Muhammad’s message will be lost forever because they rejected the salvation from sin offered by God through Jesus’ death on the Cross.
Thus, an enormous number of people will suffer both earthly and eternal loss if Muhammad was wrong, in stark contradiction to Sura 34:50.
After pondering these facts there can hardly be any doubt that Sura 34:50 is an objectively wrong statement. It is a plain error in the Qur’an.
Does God make errors?
Would God inspire a statement as wrong as this one?
Christian God cannot make errors! Because only He is GOD of Ibrahim/Abraham who is the ONLY GOD who is existing and who created everything…you and me!
This verse exposes the very human nature of the Qur’an. It obviously did not come from God, but from Muhammad himself, and it can easily be explained why Muhammad would add such a statement into his revelation.
Finally, there is one more crucial observation to be made in this section. Simply looking at how Muhammad dealt with those who propagated a different message than Islam, or voiced critique of Islam exposes that Muhammad did not even believe this statement himself. In particular, Muhammad’s instruction is: Whoever leaves Islam, kill him (e.g. Sahih Al-Bukhari 4.260; for detailed discussions on the issue of apostasy in Islam consult other links in internet. Obviously, Muhammad considered apostasy, and publically speaking of a belief other than Islam such a grave danger to the Islamic community that the harshest possible measures had to be instituted against it. Nowhere in an Islamic society is open preaching of another religion permitted. Why not, if those who do so will “only go astray to their own loss”? The laws in the Shariah, and the reactions of Muslims towards those who want to publically invite (Muslims) to another faith prove that they do not believe Sura 34:50 to be true.
Yet, there is more. Sura 34:50 is not only a factual error (i.e. contradicting objective reality) as outlined above, it is also part of an internal contradiction in the Qur’an which will be the topic for the remainder of this article.
Though the statement “If I go astray, I go astray only to my own loss” is hypothetical (i.e. the assumption is that Muhammad is not astray but on the right path), it stands in obvious tension to a multitude of verses in the Qur’an that demand that believers should obey and follow the messenger (Muhammad), i.e. Muhammad’s words and example are supposed to directly impact those who believe in Allah. Some examples:
Say: Obey Allah and the messenger. But if they turn away, lo! Allah loveth not the disbelievers (in His guidance). S. 3:32 Pickthall
And obey Allah and the messenger, that ye may find mercy. S. 3:132 Pickthall
These are the limits (imposed by) Allah. Whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow, where such will dwell for ever. That will be the great success. S. 4:13 Pickthall
They ask thee (O Muhammad) of the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war belong to Allah and the messenger, so keep your duty to Allah, and adjust the matter of your difference, and obey Allah and His messenger, if ye are (true) believers. S. 8:1 Pickthall
It is not for any believer, man or woman, when God and His Messenger have decreed a matter, to have the choice in the affair. Whosoever disobeys God and His Messenger has gone astray into manifest error. S. 33:36 Arberry
O believers, obey God, and obey the Messenger, and do not make your own works vain. S. 47:33 Arberry
There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom. S. 48:17 Pickthall
Whoso obeyeth the messenger hath obeyed Allah, … S. 4:80 Pickthall
Establish worship and pay the poor-due and obey the messenger, that haply ye may find mercy. S. 24:56 Pickthall
Those who swear fealty to thee [Muhammad] swear fealty in truth to God; God’s hand is over their hands. Then whosoever breaks his oath breaks it but to his own hurt; and whoso fulfils his covenant made with God, God will give him a mighty wage. S. 48:10 Arberry
Whatsoever spoils of war God has given to His Messenger from the people of the cities belongs to God, and His Messenger, and the near kinsman, orphans, the needy and the traveller, so that it be not a thing taken in turns among the rich of you. Whatever the Messenger gives you, take; whatever he forbids you, give over. And fear God; surely God is terrible in retribution. S. 59:7 Arberry
And there are many more like these, see S. 4:59, 69; 5:92; 8:20, 24, 46; 9:71; 24:51-52, 54; 33:33, 71; 49:14; 58:13; 64:12, etc.
The Qur’an does not only make it mandatory to obey Muhammad’s explicit commands (whether they are verses found in the Qur’an or Muhammad’s own words, see S. 24:45, 57:9), it makes everything Muhammad does and says the standard to emulate:
Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled. Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He was taught by one Mighty in Power, … S. 53:2-5 Yusuf Ali
And verily, you (O Muhammad) are on an exalted standard of character. S. 68:4 Hilali & Khan
Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much. S. 33:21 Hilali & Khan
Based on verses like these, Muhammad is considered the perfect and divinely endorsed role model, and he is followed in the minutest details of life. To claim, therefore, that if he goes astray it will still not result in any harm to those who follow him in everything (S. 34:50), is hardly coherent.
As stated above, these verses do not yet posit a clear-cut contradiction to S. 34:50, but they are in considerable tension. The plain contradiction arises when we add the following verses into the equation:
And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our path and we will bear your wrongs. And never shall they be the bearers of any of their wrongs; most surely they are liars. S. 29:12 Shakir
That they may bear their burdens entirely on the day of resurrection and also of the burdens of those whom they lead astray without knowledge; now surely evil is what they bear. S. 16:25 Shakir
These verses make it clear that “following those who lead you astray” does not absolve you from your own responsibility. On Judgement Day, those leaders will not bear the punishment (burden) for your going astray. Nobody will be able to excuse himself completely with “but I only followed this or that false prophet or teacher”. S. 16:25 seems to indicate that some part of the burdens of those who were led astray may be put on the one who had misled them, but it still shows that the remainder has to be shouldered by the person who followed the false prophet into transgression and disobedience to God. Thus, those who lead astray cause their followers to suffer divine punishment and eternal loss.
Therefore, Sura 34:50 (“If I go astray, I go astray only to my own loss”), together with the many verses that command believers to follow and obey Muhammad, strongly and obviously contradicts Sura 16:25 and 29:12.
This is not a trivial contradiction of whether Allah’s day equals 1000 or 50000 years, or whether Allah created the universe in six or eight days. This is a contradiction at the very core of the religion, i.e. what happens to those who follow a false prophet!
Suras 16:25 and 29:12 also play a significant role in a somewhat different but closely related contradiction Who Suffers the Consequence of Sins according to the Qur’an?
There are a considerable number of additional verses which state that those who follow others who are astray (the reference is usually to the ancestors) are not therefore excused as being only victims, but are condemned by Allah for following them into falshood:
When it is said to them: “Follow what God hath revealed:” They say: “Nay! we shall follow the ways of our fathers.” What! even though their fathers were void of wisdom and guidance? S. 2:170; cf. 5:104
They said: “Comest thou to us, that we may worship God alone, and give up the cult of our fathers? bring us what thou threatenest us with, if so be that thou tellest the truth!” He said: “Punishment and wrath have already come upon you from your Lord: dispute ye with me over names which ye have devised – ye and your fathers, – without authority from God? then wait: I am amongst you, also waiting.” S. 7:70-71
And when they commit an indecency they say: We found our fathers doing this, and Allah has enjoined it on us. Say: Surely Allah does not enjoin indecency; do you say against Allah what you do not know? S. 7:28
So be not thou in doubt concerning that which these (folk) worship. They worship only as their fathers worshipped aforetime. Lo! we shall pay them their whole due unabated. S. 11:109
We bestowed aforetime on Abraham his rectitude of conduct, and well were We acquainted with him. Behold! he said to his father and his people, “What are these images, to which ye are (so assiduously) devoted?” They said, “We found our fathers worshipping them.” He said, “Indeed ye have been in manifest error – ye and your fathers.” S. 21:51-54
Lo! We have appointed it a torment for wrong-doers. Lo! it is a tree that springeth in the heart of hell. Its crop is as it were the heads of devils And lo! they verily must eat thereof, and fill (their) bellies therewith. And afterward, lo! thereupon they have a drink of boiling water. And afterward, lo! their return is surely unto hell. They indeed found their fathers astray, But they make haste (to follow) in their footsteps. And verily most of the men of old went astray before them, And verily We sent among them warners. Then see the nature of the consequence for those warned, S. 37:63-73 Pickthall
Here, these people are following the religion taught to them by their fathers, and some even doing shameful acts passed on to them by their forebears, so they have been misled. Yet, Allah still condemns them for these beliefs and practices, and they will still have to bear their full punishment (S. 11:109). It does not even help them to claim that it was Allah who enjoined it on them (S. 7:28), perhaps through some prophet in the past who claimed to bring commands from Allah, but who was actually a false prophet!
People who follow false teachers or prophets will suffer loss and punishment caused at least in part by those who led them astray. This is a common sense principle which is contradicted by Sura 34:50, a severe error and a glaring contradiction in the Qur’an.
Brothers, let’s now look what Bible says on False PROPHESTS
False Prophets Will Be Numerous, And Very Successful:
Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity [lawlessness] shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2 Pet 2:2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
2 Pet 2:3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Many Prefer The False Prophet:
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
2 Tim 4:4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
False Prophets Of The Past
“And The Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in My Name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.” (Jeremiah 14:14 RSV)
“Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not exposed your iniquity to restore your fortunes, but have seen for you oracles false and misleading” (Lamentations 2:14 RSV)
“And her prophets have daubed for them with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when The Lord has not spoken.” (Ezekiel 22:28 RSV)
Jesus Christ’s Warning!!!!
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits. Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and do many mighty works in Your Name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you evildoers.'” (Matthew 7:15-23 RSV)
“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”
(Matthew 24:24 RSV)
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is not strange if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 RSV)
So, how do we protect ourselves?
- Don’t Believe Anyone Who Ignores, Or Disagrees With, God’s Word
“Don’t believe me, believe your Bible! The honest logic of that man’s statement cannot be refuted or argued with. Humans can be, or go, wrong. God’s Word will never fail you, because God will never fail you.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” (Luke 21:33)
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1 RSV)
“test everything; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21 RSV)
God’s true servants want you to obey God, not them. Follow them only if they follow Christ.
“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.” (1 Peter 2:21 RSV)
“But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ … and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3 RSV)
While in the end time God’s true prophets will perform great and there will also be great Satan-empowered “miracles” which will deceive many:
“It works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men; and by the signs which it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an image for the beast which was wounded by the sword and yet lived” (Revelation 13:13-14 RSV)
So, now you have to ways:
- the Way of Islam– which we proclaim is a DECEPTION
- The Way of God called JESUS or ISSA al Massih
YOU should choose where to go and what to do. Because it is your right. God gave you opportunity to choose Life…HIM…or to reject Him and die alone.
Texts called Qur’an dont tell TRUTH to MUSLIMS. Because the Truth can be only in ONE God and HE is not in Islam. HIs NAME is ISSA AL MASSIH or ISSA ALLAH! Turn to Him, believe in Him and you will be called son of God and all your sisn will be forgiven through your FAITH into Him! He is the ONLY WAY to God FATHER!
The renowned Muslim philosopher Abu Hammid Ghazali says:
“Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible.”
(Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, The Reliance of the Traveller, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller [Amana Publications, 1997], section r8.2, page 745; bold emphasis ours)
So, should we lie as Qur’an says or should we be free from sins and holy as God is HOLY? Lie is sin according to what GOD says in Bible. Is lie not sin and is it the correct way to God as Islam says? Do you see the difference between lie and TRUTH? Islam is backing lie. TRUTH of christian God will make you free from slavery of sins and sin of LIE! So, what is deception then? Islam???? YES!!!! Some of Muslims who have fled the desperate and insecure situations in their home countries and came to the west to have a better life are now destroying the institutions of these countries again, the same kind of environment that they originally left in order to live in a better place. So, brothers, let’s leave sins an madness of our former life and enter into the Kingdom of God, being forgiven of our sins, cleansed from blood TO EXIST HAPPYLY with GOD! In HIS and ours Kingdom as His sons…not enemies, destoying everything for the sake of Allah who calling us to Jihad! But for the sake of christian God …or ANOTHER Allah who is in christianity who LOVED us untill HIS DEATH on cross. Who can rise us up as HE was RESURECTED!…To rise us up to the NEW Life with Him!
Whatever the case may be this remains certain: no matter what method one employs in trying to understand the implementation of these conflicting texts, the Quran and the religion of Islam clearly spell trouble for non-Muslims. But the problem is not in ISLAM..but in our heart where we are fighting with GOD of LOVE, trying to follow our evil desires which are fighting inside of us! These evil desires is the cause of WAR and FIGHTING with all people, living around us! Because if we dont belong to the GOD of LOVE then we belong to god of war- called satan. Stop fighting with God and not just submit to Him as Islam calls you to do it…but COMMIT YOUR LIFE to GOD of LIFE and LOVE -Jesus..or ISAA AL MASSIH.
May the risen and immortal Lord Jesus, the Almighty Son of God, protect us from all of this…from sins, lie and death and cleanse us from our iniquities!
Jesus is God of LOVE. He died to reconcile us with God….to take our sword out of our hand. He was killed instead of Arabs…He took their inequities to His holy body and suffered instead of them. dying on the cross… TO FREE ARAB NATION from slavery of sins and DEATH. Death is NOTHING for us now. We passed from the death to LIFE….to GOD who is LIFE! Now it is your turn: believe in Issa Allah! Repent! Turn from your sins to God and with sincere heart look for Him. Pray this prayer and BE SAVED and forgiven by God ..be FREE from all your murders, blood and madness RIGHT NOW!
Jesus, my Lord, Issa Al Massih, I know that I am a sinner.
I know now that You are God.
Forgive me that I didn’t believe in You and sinned all my life.
And thank You for diying on the cross for my sin
and paying prize for it and risen again from the dead.
I am turning from my sin now.
And I am making choice to believe in You all my life
and follow You as my Savior and Lord.
Thank You for calling me and forgiving me, and receiving me, and loving me.
Thank you Lord that You adopted me through my Faith into YOU.
Help me to follow You from this day forward.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
If you prayed this prayer
then know that God promised if we confess our sins then He is faithful and just to forgive us through faith into Jesus Christ and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“He that has the Son hats life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.”
said to him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through Me.
1 John 5:12
in him( Jesus) is not condemned,
but whoever does not believe stands condemned already
because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” John 3:18
Brothers, enough to live without GOD! He is not in Islam!
Enough to be DEAD! Be resurrected with GOD! Resurrected to the NEW LIFE!
TURN to GOD OF LIFE and LIVE with Him!
There is enough madness in the world and our life. Let’s get out of it!
TO our…OUR KINGDOM where GOD our FATHER is waiting for us!
Raise up Arabs! Rise up from DEATH to eternal LIFE with God JESUS!
He is your salvation!
HOLY SPIRIT PLEASE RAISE UP MY ARAB BROTHERS!
BRING THEM FAITH ANS SALVATION!
IN the NAME of JESUS. I am praying. Amen.