An Eye-Opening Biblical Narration

An Eye-Opening Biblical Narration 

By Ibn Anwar

The following is one of the most interesting Biblical stories I’ve come across. I thought I’d share it with the readers.

Many Christians like Sam Shamoun, Craig Wynn and others simply love going around bad mouthing the Qur’an, saying that it contains perverted, nonsensical teachings. Let us have have a glimpse of their “sensical” Bible.

“And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham [is] the father of Canaan.These [are] the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. And Noah began [to be] an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid [it] upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces [were] backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.”

(Genesis 9:18-25, KJV)

Before I proceed further I would like to state for the record that Muslims are utterly shocked and offended that the Bible portrays great messengers of God as low lives like drunkards.

Coming to the story… Notice how the story says Ham THE FATHER of Canaan. This is rather interesting. Seems like it’s trying to prove or lead to something.

In summary, Noah became drunk and dropped naked in his tent. Ham, Noah’s second son found him in that state and told his brothers about it. According to many Biblical experts Ham didn’t just tell his brothers about it, he also laughed at his father’s state. This is considered as an offense to Noah and is the reason why Noah made the curse. The two other sons Shem and Japheth were ashamed of their father’s nakedness and covered him without looking. When Noah gained consciousness, he knew what Ham did and started cursing,”And he said, Cursed [be] Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.”

Did you catch the joke?

Noah had 3 sons : Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Ham had 4 sons(Genesis 10:6) : Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan.

When the narration is analysed, a question arises,”Who was responsible for looking at Noah’s nakedness?” The answer is Ham. Christians argue that the action of Ham was a sin, hence the curse. For the sake of argument, we agree. Yet, who was responsible and thereafter cursed? Ham was responsible, but, who was made to pay? Was it Ham? No, Canaan an innocent little child was made to pay for the error of Ham. The father who’s responsible was reprieved and the son who’s innocent was punished. Further more, why was Canaan out of 4 siblings singled out? Is this justice or madness? Can you imagine something like that happening today? I love analogies, so let’s have one :

James has four children. He committed murder. He is apprehended, brought to court and is found guilty. The judge decided that the punishment is the “injection” i.e. death. However, the injection is given to his youngest son and he in turn is released without cost. Once again, is this justice or madness? I leave the verdict to the readers.

In addition, how is this strange tale reconciled in light of the following:

“The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.” (Deuteronomy 24:16)

May Allah s.w.t. safeguard the Muslims and believers from error. Allah knows best. 

Wassalam

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3 Responses to “An Eye-Opening Biblical Narration”

  1. D@!Z says:

    May Allah Curse Those Who Curse The Prophets Of Allah,
    These Christians,when we show them these evidence,they become skeptical of it or start abusing Islam like”So Bible abuses prophets,Didn’t Muhammad marry 9 wives??”
    These are the kinds of responses you get from Christians who call themselves as “Born-again”
    By Allah!!
    They can die and raised up alive and then die again and again come back to life but they can NEVER disprove Islam and prove Christianity

    • abu ismail jaafar says:

      Bismillah,

      These Christians shudder at the thought of their pastors, ministers and brethren committing sins yet have no shame in saying that prophets like Solomon, whom they believe to have authored some of the books in their Bible, committed grievous sins and even died in idolatry. They vilify the Prophets, but defend the anonymous authors and scribes who corrupted the Prophets’ words fanatically.

      Their priests, pastors, evangelists, and scribes who claim to be children of God combined are not even worth a single nail on the toe of a great and holy servant of God like Solomon.

  2. salman kakar says:

    Great article and I loved Ur informative site.

    I would also like to add that god of bible also killed son of David for sins of his father. Which contradicts deu 24.

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