Sunday, October 11, 2009


The Holy Qur’an makes a simple statement: “…no son (or offspring) did Allah beget, nor is there any ilah (god) along with Him. (If there had been many gods), then each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have tried to overcome others! Glorified be Allah above all that they attribute to Him!” [Al-Mumenoon, Chapter 23:91]. In another place, it simply says: “He to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and Who has begotten no son (children or offspring) and for Whom there is no partner in the dominion. He has created everything, and has measured it exactly according to its due measurements” [Al-Furqan, Chapter 25:2]. However, the story in the Bible is not so simple.

In the Bible story, there is “a son” [Matthew 1:21] who has a divine “father” [Hebrews 1:5], and an earthly “mother” [Matthew 1:18]. And this “mother” was “pledged to be married to Joseph”, a man who was “her husband” and who was “a righteous man” [Matthew 1:18-19]. Thus, Mary “conceived in her” [Matthew 1:21] and “she gave birth to her first-born, a son” [Luke 2:7]. This son, Jesus, was called “the Son of the Most High” [Luke 1:32] and “the Son of God” [Luke 1:35]. The New Testament records the proud words of the father of this child, Jesus: “You are my Son; today I have become your father…I will be his Father, and he will be my Son” [Hebrews 1:5]. Thus, there is a “son” who has a “father” and a “mother”, but whose “mother” was the betrothed of another man, and whose “father” and “mother” were not married, since the New Testament does not claim that Mary was God’s wife. Here’s the problem: the child was born of adultery! Who is God’s wife? If there is a mother and a father and a son, then how unreasonable is it to assume that either God and Mary were married, or that God committed adultery. I am afraid the matter must be judged by the very law that was given by the “father” of this son: "'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death” [Leviticus 20:10].

Such is the tragic story of the Unholy Bible. Guessed why I choose to be a Muslim?