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Islam Reviewed


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Attributing fatherhood to God is condemned vehemently by Allah in the Koran. In fact, it is regarded as blasphemy. This is one of the reasons that Muslims believe the Bible texts have been corrupted. They are of the opinion that Jesus never addressed Himself with any title of Sonship.1
This title is so repulsive to Allah that he even resorted to outright cursing in one of the suras in the Koran:

". . . .The Christians call Christ the Son of God. That is a saying
from their mouth. [In this] they but imitate what the unbeliev-
ers of old used to say. God's curse be upon them . ." (Surat at-
taubah, 30).

If Allah is really the Rahman Rahim (i.e. the Beneficent, the Merciful)
why doesn't he wish that the "blasphemous" Christians repent? Why
resort to outright cursing? Yet in the Bible, God has to bear with even
Satan until the appointed time. Why can't Allah bear with Christians? At this point, one is forced to ask: who is this Allah that has to resort to cursing those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Could he be the same God that spoke in the Bible? If the Bible and the Koran had the same author, would they not definitely speak the same thing?

1 Historic Note: In Jerusalem, on the ancient temple mount of God most Holy, Abd
al-Malik ibn Marwan, in 688 AD, built the Dome of the Rock as a memorial to
Muhammad. The Dome was erected just 300 feet south of where the Solomonic
Temple once stood, and only a few hundred yards from where Jesus was crucified.
Within the Dome is a prominent inscription in Arabic that reads: "God forbid that
He should have a Son."

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