Refuting an Amateur scriptorial conversion Story
It is not new, we are familiar with it. At one time or the other, we have come across articles written to defame Islam and Muhammad, may the peace of Allah be upon him. Among them are conversion stories which normally lacks salt which should have given it a perfect taste. Any mind in its right state that reads such stories could easily detect loopholes that need to be filled.
Of recent, the following scriptorial mirage was in circulation on some Christian groups on WhatsApp and probably on Facebook as well. And it reads….
“I left Islam because I studied Muhammad’s life.
I accepted the Gospel because I studied Jesus’ life”
1.When I studied Muhammad’s life, what I found was a gold digger who in his 25 years of age married a 40-year old wealthy widow (Khadijah), Muhammad got troubled and terrified when he started receiving revelation from the fallen angel, even though he admitted that he was demon possessed, his wealthy wife convinced him to proclaim the revelation. He moved on to marry a 6 year old child named Aisha when he was 52 and consummated his marriage when Aisha was nine years old.
He was received by Jewish community as a refugee after he claimed that he was fleeing persecution from his own Meccan people who accused him of intolerance against their Pagan religion. Few years after he was sheltered and supported by the Jewish community, he plot to conquer them and eventually turned against them and wiped out the entire Jewish tribe out of Arabia. He was known for his warmongering. Himself participated in 28 bloody wars which are called Ghuzwa, and sent troops 54 times for different bloody wars, altogether there are 82 wars under his watch and commands.
A man who has been a role model for groups like Isis, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Boko Haram, Al-Nusra, Islamic Jihad, Al-Shabaab, Abu Sayyaf and other Islamic terrorist groups, doesn’t deserve anyone’s respect but criticism and mockery.
He was poisoned to death by his Jewess maid when he slaughtered her entire family. He’s dead and will never return again but his legacy continues to wreck havoc and chaos around the world.
2.When I studied Jesus’s life, what I found was the one who was born without sin, he dedicated his life serving the poor, he created bread and wine to feed the poor, stopped group of men from stoning a woman to death, healed the sick, lame, blind, deaf and raises people from the dead, he commands storm to calm, he exorcise a boy possessed by a demon, he performed numerous miracles and demonstrated his power over nature and spirits.
People from all over the world from different ethnicity, nationality, race and religions are healed everyday in the name of Jesus. Non-believers dream of him and embrace him without been told to do so.
Jesus died on the cross, buried and was resurrected, ascended to Heaven, and is coming back again. The story of Jesus is a story everyone would be proud to share.
No one has ever invoked his name to commit atrocity because he has always condemn violence and told his followers not to pay back evil with evil.
Religion misleads people but Jesus saves people, No matter how good you are; no matter how religious you are; no matter what you do for God, you can never be good enough, or holy enough to earn salvation, any plan of salvation that is based on the efforts of man is doomed to failure.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Eph. 2:8-9,
Jesus vs Muhammad is not like Apple vs Orange, It’s Good vs Evil, Light over Darkness. the difference is clear even though some are too blind to see it and to acknowledge the great gap between the 2, they still fall the victim of early indoctrination and ignorance .”
“Abubakar Idris Mohammed”
Mr “Abubakar Idris Mohammed”, your story is lacking salt. But this article is not to attack the writer but the write up. So let me settle for business less the readers might be bored.
And Here is my Reply to Abubakar Idris Mohammed’s Conversion Story.
The main objective of the writer is to deceive lukewarm minds.
Sincerely speaking, these people need to retrace their steps and device another means of “winning souls” for the Lord. While they are busy wasting their God given brain to write lies, the likes of ACADIP NIGERIA is using the current version of holy spirit (pure commonsensical, evidential and truthful preachings) to win their already fed up sheep they are shepherding.
The worst is when they try to tell us that they saw Jesus in their dreams. Ask them to describe who they saw, two persons will tell you different stories.
The post made a comparison of Prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ.
Let me first of all put this straight, it is wrong for me to reply with the same mentality. I am a Muslim, I’m not to make distinction between the prophet’s of Allah.
Say ye: “We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isma’il, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets from their Lord: We make No DIFFERENCE between one and another of them: And we bow to Allah (in Islam).”
As Muslims, we believe in all the messengers of Allah through Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
But If you leave a mad man with the corpse of his mother, he can roast her and eat. I won’t leave the writer to go scot-free. So an answer is needed in order to keep the writer mute. But I bet they could be permanently put to halt, as Satan is still using them.
THE MARRIAGE OF ALLAH’S APOSTLE TO KHADEEJAH AND HIS FIRST REVELATION
Was it my eyes that deceived me or I actually read that Prophet Muhammad was called a gold digger by the writer of the article? Or do I assume the writer of that piece didn’t know the meaning of “a gold digger”? Why do we have dictionary for God’s sake?
The Prophet was a worker under khadeejah before their marriage. Prophet Muhammad was nicknamed Al- Amin because of his undiluted trustworthiness. Which woman wouldn’t want a man whose trustworthiness, integrity and seriousness cannot be compared? There is no evidence anywhere that Prophet Muhammad seduced nor forced himself on her. He didn’t marry her for money. You still have more study to do….. if at all you embarked on one before assembling your bunch of lies.
Rather, she married him because of his trustworthiness, integrity and deep feelings to have an exemplary man as husband.
Khadeejah approached Muhammad through his friend, and not the other way round. If it were Muhammad who made the first move, your allegation might have leg. But as it is the other way round, your allegation is baseless, illogical, unpalatable, ridiculous, non evidential and idiotic to claim.
Muhammad received his first revelation at the age of 40 at cave of hira, and ran home and told khadeejah what he saw….
Did the writer said the angel he saw was the fallen angel(Satan)?
You cannot rewrite history sir. The Prophet became terrified and afraid when Angel Gabriel pressed him with force ordering him to read. But at first he told Gabriel he wasn’t learned, so he became more tensed. Who wouldn’t have been terrified, if you meet a huge creature you have never seen in your life ordering you to recite Nigerian Constitution when you have never been to school before, you don’t even know the meaning of Constitution? It’s not sensible to tell a deaf man outside his house that rain is falling.
Does the fear and manner of approach of Angel appearance in the cave of Hira proved it was demon who visited Prophet Muhammad? Bible has the answers.
Let us visit the Bible. Have you ever asked yourself why Angels in the Bible have been reported to saying , “fear not” to calm down the nerves of whomever sights them? Let Daniel give us the first answer.
Daniel 10:8-19 New International Version (NIV)
So, I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless. Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground
A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling
Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet.
When he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless. Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, “I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I feel very weak. How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.”
Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength. “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.”
When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”
Wonderful! So Daniel trembled when he sighted an Angel of God? But isn’t that a demon? Why would an Angel of God make a man of God fear? Is the Angel that scary?… Maybe those who claimed to received God’s call and those who have seen Jesus in their dreams can give comprehensive answers to my questions.
If it was an Angel of God and not Satan that made Daniel, trembled, then it was the same with Muhammad.
Let us see another one.
Luke 1:11-13 New International Version (NIV)
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear.
But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.
Really? Zachariah was very tensed when he saw an Angel of God?
But when the same was with Muhammad these Hippocrates turn the table around. They’ll tell you it was a demon….
If Zachariah, a devoted man of God was terrified on seeing an Angel in its angelic form, Prophet encounter shouldn’t be an exception.
Genesis 21 vs 1-21, Angel also told Hagar not to fear. Why?
When an angel appeared to the shepherds outside of Bethlehem, they didn’t “tremble” like Daniel or become “troubled” like Hagar or Zechariah. They were terrified!
I am now laughing very hard. These enemies of Islam want us to believe that it was Satan Muhammad met in cave Hira, what about these encounters with the Angels in their own books? Any significant difference?? Hypocrites. It is not easy to sight an Angel of God, especially for the first time.
Even in Acts 27:1-26, Angels say, “Fear Not!”
When an angel appears to Paul to assure him that he and all his companions will survive the dangers of storm and shipwreck, the first thing the angel says is “Fear not!” In this situation, however, it’s difficult to know whether the angel or the situation is fearsome. Either way, Paul believes the angel and relays the message to the crew and passengers.
THE PROPHET’S MARRIAGE TO AISHA
I need not to disturb my brain in order to convince you, let songs of Solomon 8:8 give us the perfect response.
NIV:We have a little sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?
Is that child marriage or what? When you have the riddle solved, a better argument should be put forward.
MIGRATION AND THE JEWS
I really don’t know where the writer got his idea from, but it is a different story entirely.
Medina was a Jewish community? And they were later sent out after Muhammad plotted against them? Wait, must you lie just to win soul for your baseless religion?
Let see the real event that happened.
The Banu Qurayza were a Jewish tribe which lived in northern Arabia, at the oasis of Yathrib (now known as Medina ), until the 7th century, when their violation of a pact brokered by Muhammad led to their demise.
Jewish tribes reportedly arrived in Hijaz in the wake of the Jewish-Roman wars and introduced agriculture, putting them in a culturally, economically and politically dominant position. However, in the 5th century, the
Banu Aws and the Banu Khazraj, two Arab tribes that had arrived from Yemen , gained dominance. When these two tribes became embroiled in conflict with each other, the Jewish tribes, now clients or allies of the Arabs, fought on different sides, the Qurayza siding with the Aws.
In 622, prophet Muhammad arrived at Yathrib from Mecca and established a pact between the conflicting parties. While the city found itself at war with Muhammad’s native Meccan tribe of the Quraysh , tensions between the growing numbers of Muslims and the Jewish communities mounted.
In 627, when the Quraysh and their allies besieged the city in the Battle of the Trench , the Qurayza initially tried to remain neutral but eventually ENTERED into NEGOTIATIONS with the besieging army, VIOLATING the pact they had AGREED to years earlier. Subsequently, the tribe was charged with treason and besieged by the Muslims commanded by Muhammad . The Banu Qurayza eventually surrendered and few converted to Islam.
There was a Treaty between the Muslims and the non Muslims including the Jews.
The Treaty between Muslims, non-Muslim Arabs and Jews of Medina was put in writing and ratified by all parties. It has been preserved by the historians. The document referred Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the Prophet and Messenger of God but it was understood that the Jews did not have to recognize him as such for their own religious reasons. The major parts of the document included:
“No Believer shall oppose the client of another Believer. Whosoever is rebellious, or seeks to spread injustice, enmity or sedition among the Believers, the hand of every man shall be against him, even if he be a son of one of them. A Believer shall not kill a Believer in retaliation of an unbeliever, nor shall he help an unbeliever against a Believer.
“Whosoever among the Jews follows us shall have help and equality; they shall not be injured nor shall any enemy be aided against them…. No separate peace will be made when the Believers are fighting in the way of Allah…. The Believers shall avenge the blood of one another shed in the way of Allah ….Whosoever kills a Believer wrongfully shall be liable to retaliation; all the Believers shall be against him as one man and they are bound to take action against him.
“The Jews shall contribute (to the cost of war) with the Believers so long as they are at war with a common enemy. The Jews of Banu Najjar, Banu al-Harith, Banu Sa’idah, Banu Jusham, Banu al-Aws, Banu Tha’labah, Jafnah, and Banu al-Shutaybah enjoy the same rights and priviledges as the Jews of Banu Aws.
“The Jews shall maintain their own religion and the Muslims theirs. Loyalty is a protection against treachery. The close friends of Jews are as themselves. None of them shall go out on a military expedition except with the permission of Muhammad, but he shall not be prevented from taking revenge for a wound.
“Whatever difference or dispute between the parties to this covenant remains unsolved shall be referred to Allah and to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah. Allah is the Guarantor of the piety and goodness that is embodied in this covenant. Neither the Quraysh nor their allies shall be given any protection.
“The contracting parties are bound to help one another against any attack on Yathrib. If they are called to cease hostilities and to enter into peace, they shall be bound to do so in the interest of peace; and if they make a similar demand on Muslims it must be carried out except when the war is against their religion.”
And what happened afterwards?
…they broke the pact, and they had to receive punishment. Yahweh did the same. He purnished people for breaking law.
Jeremiah 9:13-15 New International Version (NIV)
The LORD said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law. Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them.” Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “See, I will make this people eat bitter food and drink poisoned water.
so, case closed!
MUHAMMAD AND WARS FOUGHT
Since the writer has shown his ability in statistics and history by giving the number of wars Muhammad fought, let me complement his effort by using the Bible to answer him.
People make the mistake of reading what the Bible says in Exodus 20:13 , “You shall not kill,” and then seeking to apply this command to war. However, the Hebrew word literally means “the intentional, premeditated killing of another person with malice; murder.”
God often ordered the Israelites to go to war with other nations (1 Samuel 15:3 ; Joshua 4:13 ).
God ordered the death penalty for numerous crimes (Exodus 21:12 , 15 ; 22:19 ; Leviticus 20:11 ).
So, God is not against killing in all circumstances, but only murder. War is never a good thing, but sometimes it is a necessary thing. In a world filled with sinful people (Romans 3:10-18 ), war is inevitable. Sometimes the only way to keep sinful people from doing great harm to the innocent is by fighting them. Self defense is commonsensical.
Deuteronomy 20:16-17 declares,
“However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the LORD your God has commanded you.”
Also, 1 Samuel 15:18 says, “Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.” Obviously God is not against all war.
Before somebody will tell me we are no more under the law but grace. That the old testament is no longer relevant, let me visit the new testament.
Jesus’s second coming according the Bible will be exceedingly violent. Revelation 19:11-21 describes the ultimate war with Christ, the conquering commander who judges and makes war “with justice” (v. 11). It’s going to be bloody (v. 13) and gory. The birds will eat the flesh of all those who oppose Him (v. 17-18). He has no compassion upon His enemies, whom He will conquer completely and consign to a “fiery lake of burning sulfur” (v. 20).
It is an error to say that God never supports a war. In a world filled with evil people, sometimes war is necessary to prevent even greater evil.
If Hitler had not been defeated by World War II, how many more millions would have been killed? If the American Civil War had not been fought, how much longer would African-Americans have had to suffer as slaves?
Ecclesiastes3:8 declares, “ there is a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
In a world filled with sin, hatred, and evil (Romans 3:10-18 ), war is inevitable.
Think twice before talking about wars in Islam. Bible has it in full details.
ISIS, Alqaeda and rest of them you attributed to Islam are not Islamic. Muslims have suffered enough from their hands already.
The second part of the article talked about the exemplary nature of Jesus Christ. No doubt, he was born miraculously and was given miracles by God. He said to people himself, “I can of my own self do nothing”(John 5:30).
The miracles were not enough to make him God, he said only one God deserved to be worshipped(Mark 12:29)
Besides Jesus confessed with his own mouth that he was sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel. He can’t be the saviour of the world. (Mathew 15:24)
You said nobody has used the name of Jesus to commit atrocities? That’s a joke.
My formal neighbor who has a “ministry” close to my house is now on the run for the past two months, his ministry’s door has been on the lock. Business as not been as usual.
You know what he did? In simple term, 419.
Have you read about the Crusaders?…. maybe not!
It would have been better if you told us that Jesus appeared to you in your dream rather than telling us that you left Islam because of your study. And you embraced Christianity? Please tell your story to the birds.
Bart Erhman was better than you in study of the gospel, after series of studies, he personally dumped Jesus as his personal Lord and savior.
And that reminds me, you said you read about Muhammad and the gospel of Jesus. That’s why you left Islam.
I challenge you and any other Christian to show me the gospel of Jesus Christ that converted you. I’m interested. I have always read about the gospel of Jesus of Christ (injeel), since you now claim it converted you, I need to see it….
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