The illusion of Islam

Muslims recognize Moses as a prophet who was sent from God to give the Law (Ten Commandments). In fact Moses is mentioned 502 times in the Quran. The Quran says in relation to Moses: “and remember we gave Moses the Scripture and the Criterion (Between right and wrong): There was a chance for you to be guided aright” (Quran 2:53). That the Ten Commandments were given as a criterion for right and wrong is not denied in Islam, which makes all Muslims subject to the requirements of the Law. However, Moses’ Law wasn’t just a criterion for right and wrong, but it is also the standard that God will use on Judgment Day to judge people. Muslims do recognize that there will be a Judgment Day and that each person’s actions are recorded by God, and He will judge people based on their deeds and he will reward them with heaven or hell. Quran says “On that Day will men proceed in companies sorted out, to be shown the deeds that they (had done). Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (Quran 99:6-8), in Quran 54:52-53 it says “All that they do is noted in (their) Books (of Deeds): Every matter, small and great, is on record.”

 That all our actions will be judged by God is not in question, and Muslims don’t deny that there will be reward or punishment given to those who break God’s Law as seen in the Ten Commandments. However, Muslims’ idea of justice is not consistent with God’s justice system as seen in the bible or with civil law. As we’ll see in a moment, there are things that Muslims think they can do to avoid God’s justice, and these things are not even consistent with how the law works.

  • The scales of good and bad

The Quran teaches that to avoid God’s justice, one has to do more good deeds than bad deeds, which will mean God’s law won’t have any jurisdiction over them. It says :“Allah is never unjust in the least degree: If there is any good (done), He doubleth it, and giveth from His own presence a great reward” (Quran 4:40), “He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his credit: He that doeth evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil: no wrong shall be done unto (any of) them” (Quran 6:160), “Then, he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction. But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light will have his home in a (bottomless) Pit. And what will explain to thee what this is? (It is) a Fire Blazing fiercely!” (Quran101:6-11)”.

 Let’s try this in a civil court. Imagine being arrested for stealing a car and the prosecutor presents video evidence of you breaking into the car, and speeding with it away. He produces the registration papers of the car and it proves that you are not the owner of the car, and you yourself admit that you have indeed stolen the car. The prosecutor then rests his case, and it’s your opportunity to defend yourself otherwise you are going to jail for a long time. You then stand up in your defense in court and say “you Honor, I don’t deny stealing the car, but on my way to that car I passed hundreds of cars and I didn’t steal any of them. So as you can see I’m a good person, otherwise I would have stolen all those cars but I didn’t. So my good deeds (not stealing hundreds of cars) outweigh my bad deed (stealing one car), so you have no choice but to find me not guilty and let me free”. A good judge will make it clear that the law can’t be suspended based on the good works a person has done, and that it only takes one crime for a person to be a criminal and be sentenced to jail. If Marion Jones was convicted and sentenced to prison for one lie, when she must have told the truth thousands of times, then why would a Muslim think God would deal with him differently?

 All religions believe that doing good works is what will save them from the wrath of God. Charles Spurgeon rebuffed that and said: “good works are very well, but they are not sufficient. Good works are like a pair of shoes, but do not let a man think a pair of shoes can become wide enough to cover his whole body. Such men are deluded. They think if their outward walks and conversations are good and right and proper that, therefore, the whole nakedness is covered. Oh! Never delude yourself into such an idea as that. Though you walk in the commandments of the Lord, blameless in the eyes of all men, yet so long as sin is in your heart, and the past sin of your life is unforgiven, you stand helpless, unclothed souls, in the estimation of God, and your garment is too narrow for you to wrap yourself in it.

  • Belief in God

Muslims believe that the shahadah (a recitation of a conversion prayer) is one of the five things a person should do to become a Muslim and to be accepted by God, as a means of salvation from hell. Muslims are obliged to “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like unto Him” (Quran 112).

Shahabah is like giving a judge a compliment in court, and telling him just how intelligent he is, and doing all this so he can overlook your guilty state. If you were guilty of breaking civil law, then the last thing that could save you from going to jail is telling a judge that you believe in him and you think he’s the best judge around. Yet that’s exactly what Muslims think will save them from God’s wrath. Reality is that criminals like John Curtis Wheaton have tried this before and it didn’t work. He told the judge that “it was good to see him behind the bench again”, and of course the judge was amused but that didn’t stop the judge from unleashing the venom of the Law. Muslims are hoping to tell God that they believe in Him, and this will make God to forget that they have broken His Law. A good judge will say ‘thank you for saying I’m the best judge and that you believe in me, but the law has to take its course’, and that exactly what God is good to do.

  • Fasting

What would happen to a criminal who has committed many dreadful crimes, and in a desperate attempt to avoid justice decides to go on a hungry strike? Take Bhagat Singh for instance, an Indian freedom fighter of the early 20th century who was arrested for murder. In his attempt to use the court as a tool to publicize his cause for the independence of India, went on a 64-day fast in jail demanding equal rights for Indian and British political prisoners. (49). The court succumbed to his silly demands, but justice was still done and he was sentenced to be hanged to death. On 23 March 1931, Bhagat Singh was hanged in Lahore with his fellow comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev. His supporters, who had been protesting against the hanging, immediately declared him as a shaheed or martyr. (50).

Islam teaches that forgiveness of sins (breaking God’s Law), is given to those who fast and deny themselves. The Quran says: “……for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise,- for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward” (Quran 33:35). If this is the case, then Bhagat Singh should have been freed from prison, and justice should have been suspended, after all he fasted for 64 days non-stop, longer than any Muslim does on Ramadan. But we know that Bhagat Singh was hanged to death so he can pay for his crimes, regardless of his fast, yet Muslims convinces themselves that God is corrupt and He will be persuaded to overlook their sins because of a 40-day fast they undertake each year. We know from the bible that no privilege will be given to any sinner on the basis of any fast they undertake, and our civil law is proof that fasting doesn’t suspend justice from taking place. Reality is Muslims are guilty of breaking God’s Law, and they know it, and no amount of food, or lack of, will save them from God’s wrath.

  • Salat

Islam is a deeds-based religion, and one of the deeds Muslims are required to do is to recite prayers at least three times a day, or up to five times a day for Sunni Muslims. Salat reminds me of criminals who find religion in jail, while awaiting trial. They know they have broken the Law, but they are hoping that their religious acts will save them from justice. Reality is whether a criminal prays five or ten times a day, he will still face justice, and no just judge in the world will ever find a criminal not guilty on the basis of the number of prayers he makes a day. Muslims’ prayers are plausible, but they won’t persuade God to ignore their sins against Him.

  • Hajj

Every able-bodied Muslim is required to attend an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, at least once in a lifetime if they can afford to. The main rituals of the Hajj include walking seven times around the Kaaba, touching the Black Stone, traveling seven times between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah, and symbolically stoning the Devil in Mina (51). In this pilgrimage, the men are supposed to wear Ihram, a garment consisting of two sheets of white unhemmed cloth. Ihram is also symbolic for holy virtue and pardon from all past sins. (52). Ihram is like a criminal wearing an extravagant suit to court, in the hope that a judge will be so impressed by it that he would ignore the criminal case in process. Even though trying to impress a judge with your clothing doesn’t work, many lawyers always advice their clients to dress modestly when going to court so they can project a certain image that will help their case. But as always, the merits of the case are what’s important, and not what a person dresses. Even though Ihram is said to symbolize “pardon from all past sins” for all Muslims, reality is that a garment doesn’t have power to pardon anybody his sins, nor is visiting Mecca or performing any other Islamic ritual.

The truth is that all the things that Muslims think will earn them forgiveness from God would not earn any criminal forgiveness from any just judge in our civil law. The only hope for a Muslim is if God was corrupt, but we have the bible’s authority that God is a righteous judge (see 1 Timothy 4:8), and He doesn’t judge by external appearance (see Galatians 2:6). Muslims will soon find out that they have no one and nothing to deliver them out of God’s hands. They will realise that their sins, which they don’t deny, will not be atoned for by any of the five pillars of Islam or Muhammad. Muhammad can’t save any Muslim from the wrath of God. God Himself says “no one can deliver out of my hand” (Isaiah 43:13). In fact Muhammad himself will give account of his life to God!

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  1. pnwcoils said

    Very excellent description of your article. I learned a lot reading about how works based belief under Allah will not save from Yah’s judgment. Thank you for using biblical scriptures to valid your strong case.

  2. Apart from moral correctness, one of the other important objectives of Islam is to attain universal justice, for Allah is the just…the best of all judges. He will bring us to justice for what has been committed in hiding and for what has been committed in public. He is knower of all things.
    The Holy Quran does not deal with every nature of problem and its solution in specification. The Book dawns upon us the essence of truth from falsehood as darkness being different from light, white color being opposite to black or good is distinct from bad and so on. That is the basis of justice in Islam whether the matter is related to domestic, civil or military disputes.
    The particular type of case is not defined except a few ones but the outcome of justice is ordained how the idea of justice should be like: The Divine Book enlightens, ‘God does command you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due; And when you judge between man and man, that ye judge with justice; Verily how excellent is the teaching which He gives! For God is He Who hears and sees all things.’ (4:58)
    Those charged with authority or responsibility or decision, or the settlement of affairs in the society must deliver justice. Islam makes no sharp distinction between sacred and secular affairs, it expects ordinary governments to be imbued with righteousness, and we must respect and obey such authority; otherwise there will be no order or discipline. Where, in actual fact, there is a sharp division between law and morality, between secular and religious affairs, as is the case in most countries at the present day, Islam still expects secular authority to be exercised in righteousness.
    The Holy Book continues: ‘We have sent down to you the Book in truth, that thou mightiest judge between men, as guided by God; so be not as an advocate by those who betray their trust.’ (4:105)
    What matters to Islam is JUSTICE …nothing less and nothing more. The Quran is never with those who oppress, who usurp and who deny the rights of individuals.
    I am already developing an article to THE IDEA OF JUSTICE IN ISLAM. inshallah you will see that more convincing.

    • Ec said

      Do nof proselytize, Mobammedan. Mosheh is an Israelite who gave the Law to Israelites & Jews, not allah the pagan moon god.

      • Dear sir, I do not disagree with you about Moses,Jesus, Jacob, Issac and all those righteous ones who preceded before Mohammad. We believe in all prophets including prophet Mohammad. God chose them to guide humanity. But very few are guided. That is the saddest part of human ignorance. However, we will continue to enlighten you with the TRUTH. It is up to you to accept or reject. Allah (GOD) sees every thing and knows every thing…thanks

      • Dear sir, we are brothers in faith. We may have some difference but in essence Islam carries on the tradition of true Christianity.
        History witnesses, since creation God has provided Guidance for humanity through selected people known as the prophets who were not Divine themselves but were the transmitters of the Divine message.
        In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said: “Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. I have not come to do away with them, but to make their teachings come true.” (New Testament, Good News Bible, American Bible Society).
        Muhammad owes allegiance to that linkage of Divinity confirming the revelation of earlier scriptures and re-establishing the faith to worship one and only one God avowing pure ‘monotheism’… a message disseminated by all who preceded him, a truth substantiated by chronological evidence in record.
        The Quran maintains the argument: ‘It is those who believe and do not confuse their beliefs with wrong that are truly secure, for they are on the Right Path. That was the reasoning We gave to Abraham to use against his people. We raise whom We will, degree after degree, for your Lord is full of Wisdom and Knowledge. We gave Isaac and Jacob-all three we guided. And before him, We guided Noah, and among his progeny, David, Solomon Job, Joseph, Moses and Aaron. Thus do We reward those who do good. And Zakariya and John and Jesus and Elias, all in the ranks of the Righteous. And Ismail and Elisha and Jonas and lot. And to all We gave Favour above the nations. We chose them with their fathers and descendants and brothers, and We guided them to Straight Way.’ (6:82:87)
        All preceding Prophets spoke of and predicted Muhammad’s responsibility of carrying out the divine task. The following verses state: ‘The lord said to me [Moses]: ‘What they say is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the prophet speaks in My name, I will Myself call him to account.’ (Deuteronomy 18:17-19)
        This implies a prophet from Ishmael’s line, for Ishmael is the brother of Isaac, the forefather of children of Israel. The only prophet who came after Moses and resembled him in line of reasoning to worship one God is Prophet Muhammad. The Quran points to it: ‘We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as we sent to Pharaoh a Messenger.’ (73:15)
        In the Gospel of John, Jesus promises his arrival using several names: ‘But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Paraklit will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement.’ (John 16:7-8)
        Prophet Muhammad is referred to as the Paraklit. The Greek word means ‘the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood’ and ‘one who is much praised’. Christian interpreters have given it various meanings, such as Counsellor (New International Version by International Bible Society, placed and distributed by Gideon’s International), Helper (American Bible Society), or Comforter (The Company of the Holy Bible).
        The Quran reaffirms the claim: ‘And remember Jesus, the son of Mary, said: ‘O children of Israel! I am the apostle of Allah sent to you confirming the Law (Torah) which came before me and giving good news of an Apostle to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad.’ But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, ‘This is obvious sorcery.’ (61:6)
        Further, Jesus mentioned: ‘I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you’. (John 16:12-14)
        Who has come after Jesus other than Prophet Muhammad to cure humanity of spiritual ailments? And who refers to as Paraklit in connotation other than Prophet Ahmad (Muhammad) meaning ‘the Praised One’ in Arabic?
        Our contradiction about revelation is our own excuse in the divine tradition to worship the Lord of the universe (Rabil-Aa-Lameen). He is the one and only associating none whatsoever should be the interpretation. “Then Jesus answered, ‘Go away, Satan! The scripture says, Worship the Lord your God and serve only him!” (New Testament, Good News Bible, American Bible Society). The Quran echoes: “Say: ‘He is God, the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; And there is none like unto Him.” (112:1-4)
        Our valuable intellectual energy is spent more in covering the truth than in removing the shroud from. Understanding faith requires as much probing skill as that of any discipline in modern science and commands no less significant position in the whole scheme of making an individual an enlightened personality. Growing in ignorance with self-crafted justification away from underlying truth is the weakest illustration of human irrationality.

      • Ec said

        Mohammedan, you are not my brother. I am not a dhimmi nor lukewarm follower of Christ. And as far as censorship,I will not particpate on a board afraid of real truth. I do not appreciate it and will not be harassed by mohammedans lying about Jesus Son of God. No wonder the Church fails. The flock is trying to be friends with the world. Bye.

    • Ec said

      And another thing, the KING JAMES BIBLE is the most reliable translation of the Hebrew and Greek Bibles. Deal with it.

  3. Truthseeker said

    This article does not hold any justified arguments. The writer of the article has misrepresented what Islam is by attaching it with false claims.

    In regards to fasting, Muslims undergo a 30 day fast in the month of Ramadan to try to cleanse themselves from the sicknesses of the inner self. These include backbiting, envy, hypocrisy and other ill-characteristics that humans tend to have. Muslims do not believe that fasting will for sure remove past sins they have committed, but it will act as a month where Muslims reflect on what they have done over the year and what things they need to improve on. Also, fasting reminds the Muslims of how the less fortunate are living. Thus, allowing us to sympathize and want to help the poor, orphans and others who are in need (letting us attain a more lenient heart).

    Prayer in Islam is mandatory because it allows the Muslims to always be in remembrance of their lord. And that is why they pray 5 times a day instead of once a day. When a Muslim prays they acknowledge that Allah is always watching them and thus causing them to be fearful when they want to commit a sinful act.

    Hajj, on the other hand, is a pilgrimage that helps individuals get closer to Allah and farther away from the materialistic features of the world. And that is why they wear white. White symbolizes purity and the returning to Allah clean. It is not used to “impress”the lord because Allah is the creator of all things and he does not need his creation to impress him for him to be merciful for them. Muslims believe that Allah (God) is merciful and that is why he has bestowed upon Muslims to perform Hajj. Hajj was granted to Muslims by the merciful Lord to help them start from a new beginning.

    So, i refute this article because Muslims are not trying to impress Allah by acting in accordance to the 5 pillars of Islam. But the 5 pillars of Islam allow a person to get closer to God and purify themselves. That is why Islam believes that the biggest Jihad (aka: struggle) is the struggle against ones self. To attain true happiness, one must be able to control their desires and control themselves from worldly pleasure that will surely not last.

    Peace to all,

    • Dear sir…you have tried your level best to put forward the TRUTH. However those whose heart is infected with prejudice cannot see the blue sky of divine TRUTH. The Quran mentions: ‘It is He Who has sent down to you the Book. In it are fundamental verses of established meaning. They are the foundations of the Book. others are allegorical. But those whose hearts are perverse, follow the part that is allegorical, seeking discord and searching for its hidden meanings…'(3:7).
      The Quran is not only a human and moral document but also a book that exposes the psychology of hypocrites. Thanks

  4. Firstly, apologies for the insults directed to Muslims by one poster, I have deleted them, and will delete any post with foul language in it.

    I have quoted the Quran in my article, and for instance, it clearly says that a Shahadah is a requirement for one to be Muslim, thereby earning paradise. And I don’t see anybody even touching on the subject of the Shahadah.

    On the Hajj, truthseeker says “is a pilgrimage that helps individuals get closer to Allah and farther away from the materialistic features of the world.” I have a question, how do Muslims get closer to God through the Hajj when hundreds of Muslims die every year during the Hajj, after they have been stoned and trampled upon by their fellow Muslims? Doesn’t it make sense that the only thing the Hajj does is kill Muslims and turn the survivors into the murderers of their own brothers?

    I also made a point that the scales of good and bad don’t make sense from a legal perspective, and yet nobody even addressed this point.

    To suggest that Muhammed is prophesied by Moses is to ignore the fact that Jesus already claimed fulfilment of this prophecy, and He wasn’t descendant from Ishmael, nor did Moses say this prophet will descend from Ishmael. When Jesus prophesied the coming of ‘another’ He wasn’t prophesying the coming of Muhammad but the Holy Spirit. But let’s say Jesus was prophesying the coming of Muhammad, for argument’s sake. Then why is it that Muhammad contradicts Jesus in almost everything, when Jesus didn’t contradict Moses at all? If Moses prophesied about Jesus, and Jesus prophesied about Muhammad, then why is it that Moses and Jesus agree on all points, yet Muhammad contradicts both Moses and Jesus?

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