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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Islam denies Jesus on mosque inscriptions, is this not "anti-Christ"?

From the Dome of the Rock inscription:

"He has no associate."

"Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son."

"It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God that He should take unto Himself a son."

On the outside:

"Praise be to God, Who hath not taken unto Himself a son, and Who hath no partner in the Sovereignty, nor hath He any protecting friend through dependence."

6 Answers

  • H S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Fred Donner, in 'Muhammad and the Believers' argues that the early Islamic community was made up of Jews, who followed the Tanakh, Christians, who followed the Old and New Testaments, and Muslims, who followed the Quran. Each was devoted to strict obedience to his own scriptures, and the three groups were on an equal basis within the umma. The shahada at that time simply affirmed the oneness of God, it didn't include the affirmation that Muhammad is god's prophet, so it could be said by all the Believers.

    Donner claims that it was under Abd al-Malik that things changed. The shahada changed to its modern form, and inscriptions and coinage, including your Dome of the Rock inscriptions, took an explicitly anti-Trinitarian stance. Jewish or Christian members of the umma were now second class citizens, liable to pay the jiziya, and having dhimmi status.

    Donner's thesis is a bit of a stretch, but it is at least an attempt to shed some light on Islamic origins, and to find some common ground on which non-Muslim and Muslim scholars can discuss the nature of early Islam.

    Certainly modern Islam holds that Jesus / Isa was not the son of God, and that he is not a part of the Triune Godhead. Belief in Jesus as the Son of God, born in the flesh, fully man and fully God, is absolutely central to Christianity. In one form or another, even the simple 'Jesus is Lord', it has been affirmed since the earliest days of the church.

    In 1 John 2:22, for example, we read 'Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.'

    So yes, the modern muslim position on Christ is completely incompatible with the New Testament, with the central Christian confession, and is thus a clear example of antichristian assertion. If you have a traditional biblical Christian talking with a traditional Quranic Muslim, once they understand each other's beliefs, they will tend to discover that they are each blasphemous in the other's eyes.

    But for many ordinary muslims, the issue doesn't arise, unless someone forces it. They are willing to talk about their religion and listen to you talk about theirs.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Well in Islam, the greatest sin is to associate God with partners, like a son or a daughter, or some other God.

    Islam denies Jesus (pbuh) being Allah's son, but he was a messenger who preached God's words.

  • Ray
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I understand that the Muslim's Quran does recognize Jesus as a very great prophet but not as their savior.

    They highly respect Jesus but they don't worship or bow down to him.

    That will probably anger some but hey, The Quran and the Bible came from the two brothers. Jacob and Ishmael.

    In the very beginning of the bible it is clearly stated that there is only ONE God and he is a jealous God. No mention of a son.

    The combining of Jesus as the son of God came forth later in the New Testament. Later the Word was connected to Jesus.

    There are those who will argue about it because their entire life lessons Had a savior in it.

    Easy folks, this is my opinion and you have yours rejoice for the many things we can see, touch, taste, smell, breathe and think upon.

    Source(s): Teachings that were offered to me.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Islam denies Jesus as God or Son of God because it is true.

    God has no children or divided parts. A true God is indivisible.

    Saying that He can have a son means he can have daughters, mothers, brothers, etc. No longer a God.

    Jesus was a Prophet and Messenger, and he will return and tell Christians that.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah, that 'son' stuff is a reference to Christianity. Islam is about destroying everything except Islam. And that certainly includes it's #1 competitor, Christianity. Not a fan of Christianity, but Islam makes Christianity look like a convention of gay, hippie, quantum physicists.

  • 1 decade ago

    The spirit of the anti-christ was behind the creation of the quran.

    And also the book of mormon, the list goes on.

    You are correct in your thinking.

    Source(s): Non-Denominational Christian
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