Merry Christmas from the Learned Scholars of Islam

I found at New Media Journal, a reference to a Yahoo News article about the Ulama’s Christmas greeting.  The text of the greeting is reproduced below, followed by a quote from a statement about the sanctity of innocent lives.  After quoting the documents, I will dissect them and expose the deceptions therein contained.

A Muslim Message of Thanks and of Christmas and New Year Greetings, December 2007

 In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

May God bless Muhammad and his kin and bless Abraham and his kin

Al-Salaamu Aleikum; Peace be upon you; Pax Vobiscum

Peace be upon Jesus Christ who says: Peace is upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I am resurrected (Chapter of Mary; the Holy Qur’an; 19:34).

During these joyful holidays we write to you, our Christian neighbors all over the world, to express our thanks for the beautiful and gracious responses that we Muslims have been receiving from the very first day we issued our invitation to come together to ‘A Common Word’ based on ‘Love of God and Love of Neighbor’ (see www.acommonword.com for the document and the responses).

We thank you and wish you all a joyous and peaceful Christmas Holiday Season commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, may peace be upon him.

We Muslims bear witness that: There is no god but God, without associate, and that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger, and that Jesus is His Servant, His Messenger, His Word cast to Mary, and a Spirit from Him …. (Sahih Bukhari, Kitab Ahadith al-Anbiya’).

We pray, during these blessed days, which have coincided with the Muslim feast of the Hajj or Pilgrimage, which commemorates the faith of the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him), that the New Year may bring healing and peace to our suffering world. God’s refusal to let Abraham (peace be upon him) sacrifice his son—granting him instead a ram—is to this day a Divine warrant and a most powerful social lesson for all the followers of the Abrahamic faiths, to ever do their utmost to save, uphold and treasure every single human life and especially the life of every single child. Indeed, it is worthy of note that this year Muslim scholars issued a historic declaration affirming the sanctity of human life—of every human life—as an essential and foundational teaching in Islam upon which all Muslim scholars are in unanimous agreement (see details at www.duaatalislam.com). May the coming year be one in which the sanctity and dignity of human life is upheld by all. May it be a year of humble repentance before God, and mutual forgiveness within and between communities.

 Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds.

The sanctity of human life: God has forbidden the killing of innocents whether
they be Muslim, Christian, or otherwise. All who take life without legitimate
justification commit a major crime and an atrocity before God.


  • May God bless Muhammad and his kin and bless Abraham and his kin.

“Abraham and his kin” includes the Jews,  of whom Allah said “They are the worst of creatures.” ; do the Ulama sincerely bless those whom Moe has cursed or are they unaware of 9:30?

  • Al-Salaamu Aleikum; Peace be upon you; Pax Vobiscum

This greeting contravenes Moe’s explicit command concerning greeting Kufar.

Sahih Muslim   Book 026, Number 5389:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you and when you meet any one of them on the roads force him to go to the narrowest part of it.

  • Peace be upon Jesus Christ who says: Peace is upon me the day I was born, the day I die, and the day I am resurrected (Chapter of Mary; the Holy Qur’an; 19:34) [Ref. preceding ayeh 33.]
  1. PBUH: why? PBU Moe is explained.
    • 33:56. “Allâh sends His Salât (Graces, Honours, Blessings, Mercy, etc.) on the Prophet (Muhammad ) and also His angels too (ask Allâh to bless and forgive him). O you who believe! Send your Salât on (ask Allâh to bless) him (Muhammad ), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islâmic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As­Salâmu ‘Alaikum)” .[TheCommand to Say Salah upon the Propht] Clearly, Moe had some doubt concerning his own salvation and was seeking reinforcement, knowing that he was a sinner. Is there any doubt about  Jesus Christ’s eternal destination?
  2. On what day did Jesus die? 4:157. And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allâh,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ‘Iesa (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not [i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) ]:
      4:158. But Allâh raised him [‘Iesa (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allâh is Ever All ­Powerful All  Wise.
  • uphold and treasure every single human life and especially the life of every single child. Indeed, it is worthy of note that this year Muslim scholars issued a historic declaration affirming the sanctity of human life—of every human life—as an essential and foundational teaching in Islam upon which all Muslim scholars are in unanimous agreement

Is that so? Every human life is sacred to Islam, especially the children?  In Sahih Muslim, Muslim Book 019, Number 4294, we read: “do not kill the children”.  But in Book 019, Number 4321 we read: “It is reported on the authority of Sa’b b. Jaththama that the Prophet of Allah (may peace be upon him), when asked about the women and children of the polytheists being killed during the night raid, said: They are from them.”

What is the reason for the injunction and for the exception, if life is sacred? In Sahih Bukhari  Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512 we read:   “Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives.”  Does that give you a hint? What did they do with captives? See 8:67 & 47:4.  What happened to Safiya?  What happened to the adolescent boys of the  Banu Qurayzah tribe?  But all human life is sacred, particularly the children, right?

If all human life is sacred to Islam, why did Moe say: I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.”   Clearly, our lives ain’t sacred to Muslims until we submit to Islam!!

  • The sanctity of human life: God has forbidden the killing of innocents whether
    they be Muslim, Christian, or otherwise. All who take life without legitimate
    justification commit a major crime and an atrocity before God.

Who is innocent? 5:33 establishes the punishment for making mischief against Allah: 5:33. “The recompense of those who wage war against Allâh and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off on the opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. ”  Who incurs that penalty? Ibn Kathir lets the cat out of the bag in his tafsir of this ayeh: “Wage war’ mentioned here means, oppose and contradict, and it includes disbelief, blocking roads and spreading fear in the fairways. Mischief in the land refers to various types of evil. ” You are subject to the penalties imposed by 5:33 for disbelief!!!  If  you do not believe in and obey Allah and his Messenger, you ain’t innocent.  Whenever a Muslim’s lips are moving, his pen is writing or his fingers are on a keyboard, look out for the weasel words!!!

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13 Responses to “Merry Christmas from the Learned Scholars of Islam”

  1. akhter Says:

    For every single charge, accusation ,check it out for complete satisfaction!!!

    http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac.htm

  2. dajjal Says:

    Akhter is unable to meet the challenge. He can not answer any of my well supported points. Instead, he shunts you off to an Islamic hagiography.

    I use authentic Islamic sources, and I link to them so that you can verify everything. Akhter can’t do that.

    Consider the congruent pattern formed by Allah’s commands and Moe’s works. Read Surahs 8 & 9, then read Sahih Bukhari Book 52. What did Allah say? What did Moe do?

    If you dismiss the Sunnah & Sira as forgeries, how do you know the details of Salat, prostration & Quibla? How do you know the details of Wudu? How do you know what Moe prescribed and proscribed outside of the Qur’an? How is one to emulate Moe without his Sunnah?

  3. Scorpie Says:

    Well, I don’t really read everything. But still i would like to answer at least as far what i had read

    The first thing, most of your quotation from quran and hadis is not correct, the

    “Abraham and his kin” includes the Jews, of whom Allah said “They are the worst of creatures.” ; do the Ulama sincerely bless those whom Moe has cursed or are they unaware of 9:30?

    Pleasse…. what type of Quran do u possess…. 9:30 talk about

    secondly, i can’t find the so-called sahih muslim

    Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you and when you meet any one of them on the roads force him to go to the narrowest part of it.

    this hadis… sori but it’s a fake…. can’t find it from my resource and i just cannot trust any resource from a non-muslim website (i don’t think ur link is from a muslim website, if it is the it is not from a very good muslim) because from my experiences there are just too many fake ones especially from hadis (because most of you think that muslims do not own and know sahih bukhari and muslim)

    and one thing you have to be clear… in Arabic, is there’s (alif lam – two letters in arabic, shaped like an l and ) in front of a noun, that means it is specific – that means if there is any sentences in the quran that said bad things about jews or christians, there will be stories of the past jews or christians that were doing bad things and hence they are to be punished, which means if there is in the Quran saying something bad about jews or christians – it doesn’t necessarily mean to ALL jews and christians

    Even the Muslims hat committed sins (called al-fasiquun) will be punished and cursed in the Quran after the Quran said something if they should not have done…

    that’s all, i’m bored debating with you guys who only knows creating false sentences – you are gaining nothing, the more you try to say bad things about Islam, more people are curious about Islam and started to find REAL source for Islam, it’s everywhere in the internet – at least they wont find something like you do….

  4. Scorpie Says:

    forgot… 9:30

    “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!”

    and of course, Allah is

    Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
    Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
    He begetteth not nor was begotten.
    And there is none comparable unto Him.

    Of course He will be mad with the false statement, everyone will be made if we are talking something about them which is not true and down grading them isn’t it? (comparing Him to creatures who have son – it is down grading Him isn’t it?)

    May all of us fine true guidances

    p/s: i’m not really into internet debate anymore, there are just too many and if you really want the answer, go find websites which are providing them

  5. dajjal Says:

    Sahih Muslim is part of the collection (1 of 4) in the Compendium of Islamic Texts at USC-MSA. I linked the quote to a named anchor in that document to facilitate verification and exploration. That book is generally considered to be second in authenticity, after Sahih Bukhari.

    Throughout this blog, blue text us usually hyperlinked to source. I generally link the Surah:ayeh numbers and the Book:hadith numbers.

    I downloaded the Qur’an & hadith from Road To Heaven and compiled the html files into Windows Help Files (.chm) with Table of Contents, Search & Favorites tabs. I recently added Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir and Reliance of the Traveller to my electronic library.

    The MSA is an Al-Ikhwan outfit but will deny that fact. Their Hadith collection is the basis of most on line collections & search engines. The lone exception I am aware of is at Sunni Path, which does not have named anchors. http://www.sunnipath.com/library/Hadith/H0002P0000.aspx
    That text appears to be equivalent to A. Bewley’s translation.

    Islam all rests on Moe’s testimony. There is and can be no proof. Was a pedophile, lecher, rapist, suborner of murder and warlord fit to testify about the Almighty Creator?

    I use the Noble Qur’an, translated by Hilali & Khan, for research and link to three parallel translations at USC-MSA or ten parallel translations at quranbrowser.com in most cases.

    Those wishing to download a Qur’an for off line reference can find links in my Resources post, the most popular post on this blog. That post also contains links to hadith downloads. If you need a Bible, you can find that, too.

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    • dajjal Says:

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