God is not a man = Jesus is not God

A trinity of verses deny God being a man

by Ibn Anwar

Is it just mere coincidence that there are exactly three verses in the entire Old Testament or Hebrew Bible that negates God being a man and on the other end of the spectrum there is the idea that God is three persons as Trinitarians hold? I do not think it is a mere coincidence that we have it as such. I do not think that it is mere coincidence that one of the three verses expressly denies that God is both man and the son of man both of which are respectively associated with Jesus. It goes without saying that these verses strongly indicate that the Trinity and the idea that God incarnated into the man Jesus are doctrines that are antithesis to God’s nature.

Unveiling Hate Muslims aka Haman

Ripping the lies apart

by Ibn Anwar

The following is my responses to a recent visitor’s comment on this site who goes by the nick name Hate Muslims and Haman. His comment was posted under the Lord’s Prayer article by brother Mushafiq.

Is Elohim singular or plural?

Elohim. One or Plural?

by Ibn Anwar

Assalamu’alaikum to the believers and Pax Vobiscum to the non-believers,

Reverend Tony Costa. It is a pleasure to read your thoughts on the Bible. I hope this will be the beginning of more constructive discussions to come. Let us now examine the points that you have mentioned.

The following is my response to Rev. Tony Costa’s comments that can be read at http://islamicarchives.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/elohim-is-not-always-plural/

Reverend Tony Costa said,

“The Hebrew word “elohim” is a third person masculine plural noun. It is grammatically always plural. It is used of the one true God Yahweh but when it is used of the true God “elohim” is generally followed by the singular verb. For instance Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God [“elohim”; plural noun] created [“bara”; singular]…”. “Elohim” is also used of false gods in the Old Testament, used of human judges and angels. The context is vital in the use of “elohim”. This noun is used of Yahweh more often than the other Hebrew words”el” and “eloah”.”

Islam is the fulfillment of God’s promise

 According to the Chumash (חומש), Islam is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Ishmael

by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT

   Chumash is one of the terms used to describe the five books attributed to Moses.  It is derived from the root chamesh which means five. More commonly they are known as the Torah or the Pentateuch. In this brief article we will be using the Stone’s Edition of the Chumash by Rabbi Nosson Scherman which has the main text of the five books together with selected commentaries from Rabbinic writings(in Hebrew and English) most prominent of which is Rabbi Rashi’s who is described as the “Father of Commentators” in the editor’s introduction.

Preservation and Reliability of the Qur’an

Is the Qur’an truly preserved as the Muslims claim?

by Ibn Anwar, BHsc. (Hons)

It is We Who have sent down the Reminder (Qur’an) and We Who will preserve it. (al-Qur’an 15:9)

“Allah sent down(revealed) the Reminder(Qur’an) to the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and preserved it thoroughly. Since its first revelation until now not one letter or word has disappeared or suffered alteration.” [1]

The above sums up the general attitude of Muslims towards the Qur’an. Billions have had the belief strongly embedded in their hearts and minds that the Qur’an since the time of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. have stood against the test of time and remain perfectly preserved in its pristine beauty, eloquence and grandeur. Is this attitutde a mere hallucination of the Muslims or is it grounded in sound understanding and evidence? There are those from outside the Muslim camp who maintain that our belief is nothing but a figment of our imagination (or something to that effect). These detractors would argue that the Qur’an hasn’t been properly preserved and have been tampered with as a result of which there are “variants” in the Qur’anic material or manuscript evidence. This article aims at answering that line of argument and strongly reaffirming the Muslim position. In truth the impetus for this article is a short piece that I read several hours ago. A good brother by the name Army of Jesus is Islam directed me to the article and requested that I produce refutations. I thank the brother for bringing the article to my attention and I will try to fulfill his request in due course. The article in question can be read here http://islamoscope.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/variant-readings-are-they-all-the-same/

Is Allah a moon god?

  Christian missionary: Allah is a moon god! You are worshipping a moon god! PAGANS!

by Ibn Anwar

   I have met at least ten Christian missionaries who have brandished an accusing fingure saying that Allah the God that Muslims believe in is really a moon god. This idea or let’s call what it really is, a myth was postulated by a certain Robert Morey who’s arguments have been clinically or rather scholarly dissected at http://www.islamic-awareness.org/Quran/Sources/Allah/moongod.html . The expose’ was authored by MSM Saifullah, Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi and Abdullah David. I think they have done an excellent job at presenting a sound rebuttal from an archeological standpoint bringing much clarity to the controversy. In this brief article of mine we shall not be going through the arguments proposed by Robert Morey and his cohorts. Rather we shall have a look at what the primary source of Islam says concerning the matter. Let the Qur’an speak for itself and we shall see whether the Muslims are worshipping a moon god or not.

Misguidance from Yahweh

 The Lord hardens the heart and misguides and misleads as He wishes

by Ibn Anwar

  Many a time Christian missionaries accuse Muslims of believing in a God that misguides and misleads men as He wishes. They will then cite certain verses from the Qur’an that at a glance do seem to convey what they’re claiming such as the following verse,

“And We never sent a messenger save with the language of his folk, that he might make (the message) clear for them. Then Allah sendeth whom He will astray, and guideth whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Wise.”(14:4)