Bismillāh wa-Alḥamdulillāh wa al-Ṣalātu wa al-Salām ‘alā Rasūlillāh ‘amma ba’d
Muwahhideen Publications organized a Three-Day Knowledge Based Webinar from Saturday 24th – Monday 26th December, 2022 entitled, “ The Messiah Jesus The Son of Mary”. Participating in this webinar is several of our noble mashaayikh from around the Muslim world:
- Shaykh ʿAbdullah ibn Sulfīq aẓ-Ẓafīrī – Saudi Arabia
- Shaykh Abū ‘Ammār Alī al-Ḥudhayfī – Yemen
- Shaykh ʿAlī al-Waṣīfī – Egypt
- Shaykh Ṣalāh Kantūsh – Yemen
The lectures were translated LIVE into English. See below to listen to the recordings along with a summary of the main points covered by the Shaykh.
The Correct Belief In Opposition To The Claims of The Christians Regarding The Crucifixion of Jesus – Shaykh Abū ‘Ammār Alī al-Ḥudhayfī
Date: 1st Jumādā ath-Thāni, 1444 AH (25th December, 2022 CE) الأول من جمادى الآثاني ١٤٤٤
Name of Speaker: Shaykh Abū ‘Ammār Alī al-Ḥudhayfī الشيخ أبي عمار علي الحذيفي
Country of Speaker: Yemen اليمن
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- Allāh (عز و جل) raised ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) to Himself and did not allow him to be crucified.
- The false belief in the crucifixion is the biggest lie in the history of humankind. It is the biggest lie that has led people astray from their Lord.
- Millions of people live upon this lie.
How The Jews Pitted The Roman King Against ʿĪsá (عليه السلام).
- The Christians believe the King of Rome was an enemy to ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) and his followers. The Jews knowing this, pitted the King of Rome against ʿĪsá. The King supposedly captured ʿĪsá, crucified him, tortured him and killed him.
- At this point, Rome was not yet a Christian country. The first Roman King to enter Christianity was Constantine, who previously believed in Greek philosophy.
- Some historians say Constantine only entered Christianity for political unity, and he did not sincerely believe in the message of ʿĪsá.
- History confirms that the Jews are the ones that betrayed ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) and pitted the King against him.
- The Quran tells us that the Roman King did kill nor crucify ʿĪsá (عليه السلام).
- One of the reasons the Jews were cursed was for saying they killed ʿĪsá.
- The Jews have a historical record of plotting secretly in the dark.
Allāh Clarified That ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) Was Not Crucified Nor Killed.
- (وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَٰكِنْ شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ) “And because of their saying (in boast), “We killed Messiah ʿĪsá (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allāh,” – but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of ʿĪsá (Jesus) was put over another man (and they killed that man).” [Sūrah An-Nisā’ 4: 157]
- The Jews said they killed ʿĪsá, ‘the messenger of Allāh.’ They said this mockingly because they did not believe he was really the messenger of Allāh.
- They said they killed ʿĪsá, meaning they set it up.
Christians Differ Amongst Themselves With Their Own Beliefs.
- The Crucifixion is a fundamental belief in Christianity.
- The Christian sects differ regarding ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) being the son of God, or God incarnate. They have different beliefs regarding the trinity.
- Some Christians say God is part of all of the creation.
- Some Christians say ʿĪsá did not die, while others say he did. Others say his body died but not his spirit.
- Ibnul-Qayyim quoted the Christians statement concerning Firʿawn, that Firʿawn was wrong in claiming he was the only God incarnate, because everybody is God incarnate.
- Christians believe that ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) was the ‘Sacrificial Lamb.’
The Christians Blindly Followed The Jews Claim Of The Crucifixion
- Christians have no proof for the Crucifixion. The Christians blindly followed the Jews claims concerning the Crucifixion who had no proof.
- The Jews claim they have a chain of narration that is mutawātir concerning the Crucifixion even though they have no eye witnesses that saw the Crucifixion.
- Allāh says (وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِنْهُ ۚ مَا لَهُمْ بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلَّا اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ ۚ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًا)
- “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” [Sūrah An-Nisā’ 4: 157]
- (بَلْ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ ) “But Allāh raised him [ʿĪsá (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). .” [Sūrah An-Nisā’ 4: 158]
- Some Christians rejected the Crucifixion, but they no longer exist.
Tafsīr Of The Āyah About Raising ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) To The Heavens.
- Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) said: (إِذْ قَالَ اللَّهُ يَا عِيسَىٰ إِنِّي مُتَوَفِّيكَ وَرَافِعُكَ إِلَيَّ) “And (remember) when Allāh said: “O ʿĪsá (Jesus)! I will take you and raise you to Myself.” [Sūrah Āli-ʿImrān 3: 55]
- The scholars of Tafsīr interpreted this āyah in 3 different ways:
- The meaning of the word (وَفَات) in (إِنِّي مُتَوَفِّيكَ) can mean death. Meaning Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) was telling ʿĪsá that He will cause him to die. However, this interpretation is not possible based on the other āyāt in the Quran. The scholars said there is (تَأْخِير وَ تَقْدِيم) Taqdīm and Ta’khīr in this āyah, meaning what Allāh mentioned first will happen last and what is mentioned next will happen first. This means Allāh will first raise ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) to the heavens and then cause ʿĪsá to die at the end of time.
- (وَفَات) can mean taking something entirely. This means Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) will bring ʿĪsá up to the heavens entirely in a way that no harm will touch him.
- (وَفَات) can mean sleep – (aka, the minor death). Allāh was saying, He will cause ʿĪsá to go to sleep. Ibn Kathīr (رحمه الله) and the majority of scholars of tafsīr supported this interpretation of the āya This seems to be the most correct interpretation.
Sleep Is A Minor Death.
- Allāh says: (وَهُوَ الَّذِي يَتَوَفَّاكُمْ بِاللَّيْلِ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا جَرَحْتُمْ بِالنَّهَارِ ثُمَّ يَبْعَثُكُمْ فِيهِ لِيُقْضَىٰ أَجَلٌ مُسَمًّى) “It is He, Who takes your souls by night (when you are asleep), and has knowledge of all that you have done by day, then he raises (wakes) you up again that a term appointed (your life period) be fulfilled.” [Sūrah Al-Anʿām 6: 60]
- The word (وَفَات) means sleep in this āya
- Allāh also says (اللَّهُ يَتَوَفَّى الْأَنْفُسَ حِينَ مَوْتِهَا وَالَّتِي لَمْ تَمُتْ فِي مَنَامِهَا ۖ فَيُمْسِكُ الَّتِي قَضَىٰ عَلَيْهَا الْمَوْتَ وَيُرْسِلُ الْأُخْرَىٰ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى) “It is Allāh Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for an term appointed.” [Sūrah Az-Zumar 39: 42]
- Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) mentions 2 souls, one that dies and one that sleeps.
- The word (وَفَات) also means sleep in this āya
- We can conclude that the word (وَفَات) with regards to ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) meant sleep and that Allāh caused ʿĪsá to ascend to the heavens while he was sleepin
Evidence That Shows The Crucifixion Is False.
- Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) said they did not kill ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) (وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ) “but they killed him not, nor crucified him” [Sūrah An-Nisā’ 4: 157]
- The fact that the Jews were cursed for saying they killed ʿĪsá (عليه السلام).
- Allāh says He raised ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) to the heavens: (بَلْ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ ) “But Allāh raised him [ʿĪsá (Jesus)] up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens).” [Sūrah An-Nisā’ 4: 158]
- There are many authentic narrations stating that ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) will descend towards the end of time and that the Muslims will bury him. All these narrations show that ʿĪsá did not die.
- There are no reliable reports with authentic chains of narration from the Christians regarding the Crucifixion.
Consequences Of The Christians Blindly Following The Jews.
- The Jews said ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) was killed as a punishment for claiming to be the messenger of Allāh.
- The Christians say ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) was killed as a sacrifice and he died for the sins of mankind.
- The Christians agreed with the Jews, the worst of nations, who did not agree with message of ʿĪsá.
Reasons Why The Atonement Is Not Credible.
- The Christians claim the ‘original sin’ that every human is born with was because Ādam (عليه السلام) ate from the forbidden tree. Why would Allāh punish someone that did not commit that sin.
- The Christians then claim that in order to escape this ‘original sin’ Allāh will send His only son as a sacrifice for mankind to forgive their sins. What type of foolishness is this!?
- Ādam (عليه السلام) made tawbah and Allāh forgave him. There was no need to punish the sons of Ādam, or the so called ‘son of God’ for sins they never committed.
- How can Allāh allow the enemies of His so called ‘son’ to kill him.
The Christians Should Not Venerate The Cross.
- The present day Christians venerate the cross which was not done by the early Christians.
- Ibnul Qayyim (رحمه الله) said, ‘if the Christians had any brains, instead of using the cross as decoration and venerating it, they would burn it, or smash it or throw it in the garbage can.
- All the acts of worship that come from venerating the cross are pure innovation.
- There is no mention of the cross even in the Bible.
- Ibnul Qayyim pointed out the contradiction of the Christians who claim to love ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) more than anything else, yet they venerate the cross he was killed on.
The Great Status of ʿĪsá (Jesus) by Shaykh Dr. ʿAbdullah ibn Sulfīq aẓ-Ẓafīrī
Date: 2nd Jumādā ath-Thāni, 1444 AH (26th December, 2022 CE) الثاني من جمادى الآثاني ١٤٤٤
Name of Speaker: Shaykh Dr. ʿAbdullah ibn Sulfīq aẓ-Ẓafīrī الشيخ د.عبد الله بن صلفيق الظفيري
Country of Speaker: Saudi Arabia المملكة العربية السعودية
Points Covered by The Shaykh:
- Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) sent a prophet to every nation and He sent ʿĪsá ibn Maryum (عليه السلام) to the children of Isrā’īl.
- Believing in ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) is part of one of the Pillars of Imān – (belief in the messengers)
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) gave his people glad tidings of the coming of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
- Allāh revealed the Injīl (Bible) to ʿĪsá.
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) used to call the people to worship Allāh alone without partners.
- The children of Isrā’īl went against their own messenger and oppressed his message.
- After the sending of ʿĪsá, the children of Isrā’īl divided into several groups:
- Those who worshiped ʿĪsá and took him as a god, or son of God.
- Those who made him one of 3 gods (the Trinity).
- Those who accused him and his mother.
The Muslims Believe In The Message Of ʿĪsá Without Going To Extremes.
- The correct belief is that ʿĪsá is a prophet amongst other prophets.
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) was not supposed to be a deity that is worshiped.
- Allāh raised ʿĪsá to the heavens and Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) will send him down before establishing the final hour.
- Allāh said that those who say ʿĪsá is one of 3 gods have disbelieved.
The Benefits Of Sending ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) Before The Final Hour.
- To affirm the Prophethood of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to all of mankind and jinn because ʿĪsá will rule with the sharīʿah of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) will break the cross and kill the swine and put down the jizyah (tax paid by disbelievers to Muslims).
- ʿĪsá will tell the people that the children of Isrā’īl lied about him being a Lord.
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) will get married.
- ʿĪsá will die and the Muslims will wash him and pray janazah for him.
- Once ʿĪsá dies, it will show that he was never a god to be worshiped.
- Justice will spread all over the Earth because ʿĪsá will rule with the sharīʿah.
- Wealth will become wide spread to the point that no one will accept anymore money or zakāh.
- The sons of Isrā’īl will see the truth and know that they have been upon lies. They will know that ʿĪsá is not the son of Allāh, nor is he one of 3 gods.
- ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) will kill the Dajjāl and kill Gog and Magog.
- The blessings of Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى) will prevail on Earth.
- Hatred, enmity and envy will no longer exist amongst mankind.
- The Christians will believe in the true message of ʿĪsá and become Muslim!
Advise To The Christians.
- The Christians should believe in Allāh alone and leave all forms of polytheism.
- The Bible and the Old Testament have been changed so the Christians should stay away from them.
- The Qur’ān has abrogated all the previous Books that were revealed by Allāh.
- The Christians should believe in ʿĪsá as the Qur’ān describes him, a prophet of Allāh and a spirit created by Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى).
- All Christians and Muslims should know that Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the seal of the prophets. There is no prophet after him.
There Is No Honour Except By Following The Qur’ān And Sunnah.
- Allāh will aid and support ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) because he is ruling with the sharīʿah of Muḥammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
- Allāh will bestow His safety and blessings all over the Earth because ʿĪsá (عليه السلام) is following the sharīʿah of Islām.
- Children will be found playing with snakes. One pomegranate will suffice a whole village. All this will be the results of Allāh sending blessings due to ʿĪsá ruling justly with the sharīʿah.
- It is obligatory for all Muslims to return to the Book of Allāh and the Sunnah of His messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).