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Jesus' message according to the Quran

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According to Quran the Prophet Jesus (pbuh) taught his fellow people about monotheism:

"'It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight.'" (3:51)

But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help. (5:72)

So Jesus taught his people about pure monotheism, to worship the one and true God, and that this message was the straight path, the path that leads to salvation. Now in light of this there are several Christians who argue that this makes no sense, after all the Jewish Israelites whom Jesus was sent to were a monotheistic people, these were the Jews, they had the 10 commandments and were taught that there was only one God and so forth. It wasn't like Jesus was sent to the Hindus, , or polytheistic pagans, hence why in the world would Jesus' main message be centered on pure monotheism?

Now there are two reasons as to why Christian apologists may make this argument, and they are either of the following: a) they don’t properly understand the concept of monotheism, b) they haven’t read what their Gospels say.

So with that said let us read their very own Gospels and see what Jesus said against his people, specifically the people who were in charge of the Jews, their leaders, and teachers:

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. (Mark 7:13)

So notice what Jesus says against his people, he accuses them of making the word of God into nothing, making it of no use, making it of no effect, and rather they have disregarded the book of God for their own man made traditions. So the Jews were guilty of doing the following:

-Making the word of God useless

-Using their own man made traditions and rulings over the book of God

We also read the following:

He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. (Mark 7:6-9)

So notice how Jesus accuses his people of laying aside the commandment of God, which is the Book of God, their Torah, and replacing it with their own man made traditions, he even goes further and says they reject the commandment so that they can keep their own man made traditions.

Now comes the very interesting part, when one reads the Quran one will find that Jesus taught his people to worship the true God, I will paste the verses again:

"'It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight.'" (3:51)

But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help. (5:72)

Notice the emphasis of Jesus' message according to the Quran is centered around worship. Now pure monotheism is not simply restricted to believing in the one true God, yes, the Jews believed that there was one true God, yet just because they acknowledge this does not make them pure monotheists, and this is where the Christian lack of understanding lies, they do not properly understand monotheism. A true monotheist not only believes that God is one, rather a true monotheist believes that there is only one true God, and that all worship belongs to this God as well.

Now were the Jews worshipping God in a proper and monotheistic fashion? The answer is a clear no. We just read the passages from the Bible itself where Jesus accuses the Jews of replacing the law of God with their own man made traditions. A true worshiper of God does not replace the laws of God with his own laws, rather a true worshiper of God keeps the laws of God and puts this above the man mad traditions.

In fact the Quran accuses the Jews of being polytheists:

The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him). (9:30-31)

So the Quran accuses the Jews of taking their priests and leaders as lords instead of God, and in the hadiths we have a report which states the following:

(They took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah, and the Messiah, son of Maryam) [9:31]. Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Jarir At-Tabari recorded a Hadith via several chains of narration, from `Adi bin Hatim, may Allah be pleased with him, who became Christian during the time of Jahiliyyah. When the call of the Messenger of Allah reached his area, `Adi ran away to Ash-Sham, and his sister and several of his people were captured. The Messenger of Allah freed his sister and gave her gifts. So she went to her brother and encouraged him to become Muslim and to go to the Messenger of Allah . `Adi, who was one of the chiefs of his people (the tribe of Tai') and whose father, Hatim At-Ta'i, was known for his generosity, went to Al-Madinah. When the people announced his arrival, `Adi went to the Messenger of Allah wearing a silver cross around his neck. The Messenger of Allah recited this Ayah;

 (They took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah). `Adi commented, "I said, `They did not worship them.''' The Prophet said,

 (Yes they did. They (rabbis and monks) prohibited the allowed for them (Christians and Jews) and allowed the prohibited, and they obeyed them. This is how they worshipped them.) The Messenger of Allah said to `Adi,

 (O `Adi what do you say Did you run away (to Ash-Sham) so that 'Allahu Akbar' (Allah is the Great) is not pronounced Do you know of anything greater than Allah What made you run away Did you run away so that `La ilaha illallah' is not pronounced Do you know of any deity worthy of worship except Allah)

The Messenger invited `Adi to embrace Islam, and he embraced Islam and pronounced the Testimony of Truth. The face of the Messenger of Allah beamed with pleasure and he said to `Adi,

 (Verily, the Jews have earned the anger (of Allah) and the Christians are misguided.) Hudhayfah bin Al-Yaman, `Abdullah bin `Abbas and several others said about the explanation of,

 (They took their rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah...) that the Christians and Jews obeyed their monks and rabbis in whatever they allowed or prohibited for them. This is why Allah said,

 (while they were commanded to worship none but One God), Who, whatever He renders prohibited is the prohibited, whatever He allowed is the allowed, whatever He legislates, is to be the law followed, and whatever He decides is to be adhered to;

 (None has the right to be worshipped but He. Hallowed be He above what they associate (with Him).) Meaning, exalted, sanctified, hallowed above partners, equals, aids, rivals or children, there is no deity or Lord worthy of worship except Him.

So as you can see when the above verse was revealed, a new convert to Islam told the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that the Jews didn't take their rabbis and leaders as lords and that they didn't worship them, yet the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told him that they did, and they did this by following their rabbis and their rulings over the rulings of God, and this was their act of worship. So just because the Jews don't make prayers and bow to their leaders or rabbis, does not mean they are not worshipping them, their worshipping is by placing the ruling and manmade traditions of their rabbis over the rulings of God.

Hence when you put all of this together, Jesus' message of pure monotheism makes perfect sense, and is exactly what we would expect him to be preaching to his people as they had been putting their own man made traditions in place of God’s book, and as he explicitly said, they had rejected God’s book in favor of their own traditions. 

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