31 March 2013
Mary is reckoned by Islam to be one of some 4 perfect women through the times. All the same Muhammad protested strongly to that Christians had her as part of the Trinity (!!!). Also a lot more of what the Quran tells about her, conflicts what is told about her in the Bible, and some is provably historically wrong (f.x. that she served in the Temple in Jerusalem - only men served there, and only men from the Levi tribe, whereas Mary was a woman and from the Judah tribe).
And by the way: Christians never included Mary in the Trinity. Muhammad believed it consisted of Yahweh/God, Jesus, and Mary, but the correct is Yahweh, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit - any god had known this, but Muhammad not. Then who made the Quran?
#01 4/156c: “- - - they uttered against Mary a grave false charge (that Jesus was crucified and dead*)”. There were so many witnesses, included many who knew Jesus well (f.x. Matt.27/54, Mark 15/40, John 19/25), and included so many who hated him and definitely had revolted if he was not executed – the Jewish clergy was powerful - that this charge was definitely not false. If Islam says something else, they will have to provide good proofs, not only bring forth lofty statements taken out of thin air 600 years later. Because that is all the Quran has got to offer: A few lofty statements backed by nothing - no proofs and not even an indicium indicating that all those witnesses - and the rulers and the hateful Jewish clergy - were wrong. Words are very cheap - - - and the only fact Islam can produce is that neither Muhammad nor Islam can accept that Jesus died and was resurrected - in that case he clearly was a greater prophet and/or had closer connections to the god than Muhammad - or were slightly divine - and that is taboo for Muslims. It simply is unacceptable for them.
##02 19/16c: "- - - she (Mary*) withdrew (just before her message*) from her family to a place in the East (where she got her message*) - - -." Here Muslims have an interesting theory: Remember that Muhammad and the Quran say her mother dedicated her to service in the Temple (in Jerusalem). Because of this the "East" mentioned here, must be "a private eastern chamber, perhaps in the Temple".
####What we have never heard any Muslim mention - even though it is such a well known fact that at least all mullahs, imams, Ayatollahs, and whatever + all scholars, have to know it (also because it is quite similar in Islam) - is that no women served in the Temple. Only men - and only men of the Levi tribe - served there (Mary was from the Judah tribe). No Muslim ever mentions these facts, neither in this connection, nor connected to the claim that her mother dedicated her to service in the Temple.
A brutal mistake in the Quran too difficult to face?
###03 19/20c: "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste?" This is a well known dogma in Christianity. But it is worth noticing this all the same, because some Muslims tell what a "loose" woman running after Roman soldiers Mary was - one way to win points over opponents, is to use slander. But here the Quran confirms that she was a virgin - a woman like Mary would not lie also according to Muhammad (after all Mary as mentioned is one of the 4 perfect women according to Islam, which for one thing means that the was reliable, and for another that she f.x. did not run after men). Similar in 3/47b. It also is directly said that she was chaste - a virgin - in 21/91a and in 66/12. Therefore, any Muslim saying Mary was not a virgin, tells that the Quran is wrong at least 4 places + he tells Islam is wrong in naming her a perfect woman.
###04 66/12a: “And Mary the daughter of ‘Imran - - -”. Once more this famous mistake. Imran was the father of Moses and Aaron - - - but they lived (if they are not fiction) some 1200 years before Mary, mother of Jesus. The pharaoh of Moses f.x. was Ramses II according to science, and we know when he lived. Muslims try to explain this with that it was another Imran, but science agrees on that it is the same one, and that Muhammad here made a genuine mistake. This even more so as Hadith shows that Muhammad later was told about his mistake, and tried to “explain” it away, but without success.
This content was posted with assistance from M. A. Khan, the editor of islam-watch.org and the author of "Islam Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery" (available online)