Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Letter to Shabir Yusuf

Shabir Yusuf demands objective evidence that proves Islam is a false religion. Since Shabir likes to play fast and loose with his words, let us define these things up front so that he has no wiggle room to get out of them, as he frequently attempts to do. First, what is objective evidence? Objective evidence refers to information based on facts that can be proved by means of analysis, measurement, and observation. One can examine and evaluate objective evidence. Second, what makes a false religion? What identifying characteristics do cults and false religions have in common?
  • Submission:
    • Complete unquestioned trust in leadership.
    • Increased submission to leadership is frequently rewarded with greater responsibilities and/or roles, increasing the importance of the person within the group.
  • Exclusivity:
    • Their group is the only true religious system.
  • Persecution Complex:
    • Us against them mentality. When someone inside or outside of the religion corrects the religion on doctrine or behaviour, it is interpreted as persecution.
  •  Control:
    • The thoughts and actions of members are controlled through repeated indoctrination or threats against them (physical or otherwise).
  • Isolation:
    • Minimizing contact of members with those outside of the religion.
  • Indoctrination:
    • The teachings of the religion are repeatedly drilled into the members.
  • Group Think:
    • The religion's coherence is maintained by the observance of doctrines handed down from those in authority.
    • Internal enforcement of these doctrines rewards members' "proper" behaviour; those who perform properly are rewarded with further inclusion and acceptance by the religion.
  • Cognitive Dissonance:
    • Avoidance of critical thinking and/or maintaining logically impossible beliefs.
    • Avoidance of and/or denial of any facts that contradict the religion's belief system.
  • Shunning:
    • Those who do not keep in step with the religion are shunned, expelled, or killed.
  • Gender Roles:
    • Control of gender roles and definition.
    • Complete segregation between men and women.
    • Severe control of gender roles can lead to sexual exploitation.
  • Appearance Standards:
    • Often, a common appearance is required and maintained.
Islam meets each and every single one of those identifying characteristics, thereby proving that it is a false religion. But saying so is not enough. Just saying that it is a false religion because we say so would be a fallacy. So, in order that we do not commit fallacies the way Shabir Yusuf continuously commits them, let us provide objective evidence for each identifying characteristic.
  • Submission:
    • The word "Islam" means "submission." It demands submission to Allah, but most of all it demands submission to Muhammad, the false prophet. If you examine the history of Islam, if you read the unholy Qur'an, the Hadiths, the Sira, and the Tafsirs, you can see that Allah was nothing without Muhammad. Allah's existence relied entirely upon Muhammad. The unholy Qur'an commands Muslims to pursue non-Muslims and cause them to either submit to Islam or else die.
  • Exclusivity:
    • Islam claims to be the only true religion, saying, "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad (PNKH) is his prophet." The unholy Qur'an carries it a step further, stating, "If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him" (3:85).
  • Persecution Complex:
    • Whenever an ex-Muslim or a non-Muslim try to correct a Muslim by pointing out the obvious errors, contradictions, hatred, sexism, and blasphemies contained in Islamic teachings such as the unholy Qur'an, the Hadiths, the Sira, the Tafsirs, they immediately interpret it as persecution and "Islamophobia." Interesting how those who disagree with Islam are "Islamophobics," but those who disagree with Christianity are somehow not Christianophobics.
  • Control:
    • The thoughts and actions of Muslims are controlled through repetitious indoctrination of Islamic teachings from the time they are young. Like every other cult in existence, Islam repetitiously drills its control into the minds of its people, making them incapable of thinking for themselves apart from a miracle of God removing the scales from their eyes and allowing them to see the truth.
  • Isolation:
    • Just look at every No-Go zone forming in the United States and Canada, as well as the existing ones in Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, etc. Non-Muslims are threatened, attacked, and even murdered if they try to walk in these areas, but Muslims are freely welcomed.
    • Examine their mosques and teaching centres ("schools"), where anyone is free to attend their "prayers," but they will not allow you in on their Islamic classes, where it has repeatedly been caught on camera that they teach intolerance and hatred to all non-Muslims.
  • Indoctrination:
    • From the time they are infants, Muslims indoctrinate their children with intolerance and hated toward all non-Muslims and all cultures and religions that are not Islam. Their perverse ideologies are repeatedly drilled into the minds of their children so much that Western families who have adopted these children have often returned them because they feared for the lives of their family, especially the women.
  • Group Think:
    • The more a member embraces the teachings of Islam, the more that individual is rewarded with further inclusion and acceptance and the more that individual is rewarded with more responsibilities and roles within Islam. Islam is maintained through strict observance to doctrines handed down from Imams and others in authority. If strict adherence is not observed, these individuals are considered hypocrites and/or apostates.
  • Cognitive Dissonance:
    • Why is it that universities do not exist within Muslim countries? Why is education frowned upon by Islam? Because if it is not in the unholy Qur'an, there is no need of it because everything a Muslim needs is found in the unholy Qur'an; and if it is in the unholy Qur'an, there is no need of it since it is found in the unholy Qur'an.
    • Due to their indoctrination and group think, Muslims are incapable of critical thinking and maintaining logic and common sense. The unholy Qur'an states that man's sperm comes from between his backbone and his ribs (86:6-7). Ignoring the support of science against this absurdity, the last time anyone with a shred of intelligence observed, man's sperm comes from his testicles, which are located between his legs.
    • Muslims constantly avoid and deny the facts that contradict Islam, which are numerous. We will look at them shortly.
  • Shunning:
    • Those who do not keep in step with the beliefs and practices of Islam are considered hypocrites and/or apostates and are shunned, expelled, or killed. If they apostatize from Islam, the unholy Qur'an requires their death.
  • Gender Roles:
    • In their mosques, men and women are completely segregated from each other. Either all the men sit up front and all the women sit in the back, or all the men sit upstairs while the all the women sit downstairs.
    • Women are oppressed. A woman's testimony is worth half as much as a man's. Women are considered less intelligent than men. Livestock is considered more valuable than a woman. Men are allowed to beat their wives into submission, as expressed in the unholy Qur'an. The list goes on.
  • Appearance Standards:
    • It has repeatedly been caught on camera that children, after the summer holidays off from school, are examined when they return to make sure they do not have "Western" hair cuts, etc. If they do, they are punished.
    • Look at Muslim countries where the men are required to have beards and the women are required to wear a black bed sheet with a hole cut out for her eyes.
These identifying characteristics are more than enough objective evidence to prove to Shabir Yusuf that Islam is a false religion, but we are not going to stop here. We are going to provide him with numerous objective evidences that Islam is a false religion. However, like a typical Muslim, and the hypocrite and liar he is, he will merely avoid and deny each and every single one of them.

The objective fact is, if you examine the creation and history of Islam, if you read the unholy Qur'an, the Hadiths, the Sira, and the Tafsirs, if you examine the life of the false prophet Muhammad, and if you examine the beliefs, practices, and behaviours of Muslims, Islam is easily proven to be a false religion. Unfortunately, Shabir Yusuf does not understand the meaning of "objective evidence" or of a "false religion."

In the unholy Qur'an, surah 5:47 commands Christians to judge by what they read in the Gospel. Let us use critical thinking and apply some simple logic:
Premise #1: If the Gospel is the inspired, preserved, authoritative Word of God, then Islam is false because Islam contradicts the Gospel.

Premise #2: If the Gospel is not the inspired, preserved, authoritative Word of God, then Islam is false because the unholy Qur'an claims that the Gospel is the inspired, preserved, authoritative Word of God (surahs 3:3-4; 5:43-47, 66, 68; 6:114-115; 7:157; 10:94; 18:27; etc.).

Conclusion: Islam is false.
This objective evidence is enough on its own to prove the falsity of Islam. But why stop there? Shabir Yusuf wants objective evidences that can be observed. Let us look at a few claims found in the unholy Qur'an:
"Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving Clear Signs: for them is a dreadful Chastisement.—On the Day when some faces will be (lit up with) white, and some faces will be (in the gloom of) black: to those whose faces will be black, (will be said): 'Did ye reject Faith after accepting it? Taste then the Chastisement for rejecting Faith.' But those whose faces will be (lit with) white,—they will be in (the light of) Allah's mercy: therein to dwell (for ever)." surah 3:105-107
This is prejudice (or, as some people would call it, "racism")! This is as bad as Mormonism, which states that those spirits who fought valiantly in heaven are born as children with white skin, but those spirits who did not fight as valiantly are born as children with black skin.
"One (such) way he followed, Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: near it he found a People: We said: 'O Zulqarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness." surah 18:85-86
This is highly inaccurate! The sun does not set in a mud puddle. In fact, the sun does not set at all. It is an optical illusion. It only appears to set. It is the Earth itself that moves.
"Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? And we have set on the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with them, and We have made therein broad highways (between mountains) for them to pass through: that they may find their way. And We have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)! It is He Who created the Night and the Day, and the sun and the moon: all (the celestial bodies) swim along, each in its rounded course." surah 21:30-33
Muslims today claim this speaks of the "Big Bang" theory and that it proved "science" before it was known. There is just one problem: the "Big Bang" theory is a myth! It did not happen! If nothing means nothing, where did the dirt and dust come from? Where did gravity come from in order to cause the dirt and dust to collect together? Where did the energy come from to cause the ball of collected dirt and dust to start spinning? When this ball of collected dirt and dust exploded, why is it that everything in the universe is not spinning in the exact same directly? Considering the fact that if nothing means nothing, there would be nothing for each piece of the ball of collected dirt and dust to encounter for resistance the further out they moved because they would get father apart from each other. The "Big Bang" is a theory, and a very poor one. Furthermore, read Genesis 1. God divided the heavens and the earth—not a supposed "Big Bang". Verse 31 of this surah claims that mountains prevent earth quakes. Someone should tell this to those who live in mountainous regions and experience earthquakes on a regular basis. Or maybe someone should tell the mountains, because they apparently do not know that they are supposed to do this.
"Then We placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then We made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then We developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the Best to create!" surah 23:13-14
Science has proven that it is the flesh that forms first, then the bones. Here, the development of the human being is sheer nonsense. The sperm turns into a clot of blood, then turns into bones, then begins growing flesh upon the bones? And Muslims want us to believe the unholy Qur'an?
"At length, when they came to a valley of ants, one of the ants said: 'O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts crush you (under foot) without knowing it.' So he smiled, amused at her speech; and he said: 'O my Lord! so order me that I may be grateful for Thy favours, which Thou has bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may work the righteousness that will please Thee: and admit me, by Thy Grace, to the ranks of Thy righteous Servants." surah 27:18-19
Ants cannot talk, nor could you hear or understand them if they could. These verses are poorly plagiarized from the Bible, where Solomon says, "Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise" (Prov. 6:6). Solomon considered the ways of the ant and compared them to that of a lazy person; he did not speak with the ant or listen to them speak. Talk about pure absurdity!
"Then He turned to the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: 'Come ye together, willingly or unwillingly.' They said: 'We do come (together), in willing obedience.'" surah 41:11
Muslims today claim that this verse speaks of the gaseous origin of the universe, essentially giving support to the "Big Bang" theory. Again, there is just one problem: the "Big Bang" theory is a myth. It did not happen! It is a theory, and a very poor one.
 "Then when the stars become dim" surah 77:8
It is claimed that this verse speaks about the death of stars. However, this verse says no such thing. Appearing "dim" and dying are two completely different things.
There is plenty more we could discuss on this matter, but I think those are sufficient. We could also look at the numerous passages from the unholy Qur'an that command the mistreating of women. Sure, there are some decent verses in the Qur'an pertaining to women, such as those that claim if you marry more than one wife you had better be financially capable of providing for them, but lets not forget the verses of abrogation found in the unholy Qur'an.
Qur’an 2:106—Whatever verse we shall abrogate, or cause [thee] to forget, we will bring a better than it, or one like unto it. Dost thou not know that God is almighty?

Qur’an 16:101—When We substitute one revelation for another—and God knows best what He reveals (in stages)—they say, “Thou art but a forger”: but most of them understand not.
According to the unholy Qur’an, when Muslims are faced with conflicting commands, they aren’t supposed to pick the one they like best. Rather, they are to go to history and see which verse was revealed last. Whichever verse came last is said to abrogate (or cancel) earlier revelations. The later/newer verses cancel out the earlier/older verses. If verse 1 says, "Be friends to all Jews and Christians," and verse 150 says, "Murder all Jews and Christians," Muslims are to obey verse 150. So pay no attention to Muslim liars who try to use verses like "You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion" (109:6) and "There is no compulsion in religion" (2:256) to convince you falsely of Islam being a religion of peace.

In the unholy Qur'an, surahs 2:225, 16:106, and 66:2, etc., say that lying is acceptable. Surahs 3:54; 7:99; 8:30; 27:50; etc., also state that Allah is the greatest of deceivers. In opposition to this, in the Bible the 9th Commandment says "Thou shall not bear false witness" (Ex. 20:16). In other words, Do not lie! The Bible tells us that "it is impossible for God to lie" (Heb. 6:18) and that "God is not a man that He should lie" (Num. 23:19). God cannot lie because it contradicts and is contrary to His character, nature,and being, which is truthful, righteous, and holy. Lying goes against all three of these. The Bible also tells us that "Lying lips are an abomination to God" (Prov. 12:22) and "All liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire" (Rev. 21:8). Further, Jesus, Whose words are true, said that Satan is the Father of Lies (John 8:44). So if Allah is the greatest of deceivers, then Allah is clearly Satan.

The unholy Qur'an says not to make anything Allah's eternal partner (2:22). Doing so is the committal of shirk. Shirk is the sin of swearing by anything other than Allah himself. Allah commits the sin of shirk more than anyone else on the planet, committing it on a regular, consistent basis. Allah swears by the unholy Qur'an (38:1; 43:2; 50:1), by Muhammad's life (15:72), by the angels (77:5; 79:1), by the stars (81:15; 85:1), by the sun (91:1), by the Earth (91:6), by the moon (74:32), by daybreak (89:1), by sunset (84:16), by night time (92:1), by the rain (86:11), by the wind (51:1), by the mountains (52:1), by Mecca (90:1), "by the fig, and the olive, and mount Sinai, and this city made secure" (95:1-3), and by everything seen and unseen (69:38-39). Ergo, Allah himself sets up everything as his eternal partners. Contrast this with the God of the Bible who "since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself" (Heb. 6:13-14). Consistently and repeatedly, the God of the Bible, the only true God, swears by nothing other than Himself (Gen. 22:15-17; Is. 45:23; 62:8; Jer. 22:4-5; 44:15-18, 25-27; 49:12-13; etc.).

We could do a full-on comparison between Allah of the unholy Qur'an and Yahweh of the holy Bible, and Allah would fail the tests of divinity and holiness across the board repeatedly. The fact is, Allah was nothing more than the figment of Muhammad's insane imagination, a mouth-piece for Muhammad to get his own way, a puppet on strings pulled by Muhammad. This is repeatedly borne out throughout the entire unholy Qur'an. Have Muslims ever noticed how "in-tune" with each other Muhammad and Allah were?
  • "if you seek Allah and his messenger"—Why is anyone seeking the messenger? We are supposed to seek God and God alone!
  • "believe in Allah and his messenger"—Why is anyone believing in the messenger? We are supposed to believe in God and God alone!
  • "obey Allah and his messenger"—Why is anyone obeying the messenger? We are supposed to obey God and God alone!
  • "if anyone disobeys Allah and his messenger"—Who is the messenger? What does it matter if anyone disobeys him? He is a nobody! We are not to disobey God!
  • "decided by Allah and his messenger"—Why is anything being decided by the messenger? God makes the rules.
  • "in the service of Allah and his messenger"—Why is anyone serving the messenger? We are supposed to serve God and God alone!
  • "annoy Allah and his messenger"—God cannot be annoyed. What does it matter if the messenger is annoyed? He is a nobody!
Things like these appear frequently throughout the unholy Qur'an. What prophet of the Bible ever spoke in this way? What prophet of the Bible ever put any emphasis on their own words? Everything the prophets of the Bible had to say was what "the LORD God has said." When Muhammad's friends came over extremely early before a meal and stayed extremely late after a meal, "Allah" had to suddenly give him an ironic "revelation" that told all Muhammad's friends not to do such a thing because it annoyed him (33:53). "Allah" had to speak for Muhammad because Muhammad was such a coward! A classic example demonstrating how in order to get his own way, Muhammad made "Allah" give him a very specific "revelation." Allah is merely Muhammad's mouth-piece, a puppet on strings pulled by Muhammad.

According to Jesus, "among those born of women there is no greater prophet than John the Baptist" (Luke 7:28a). How do we know that this is true? Because Jesus' words are true. The unholy Qur'an affirms and upholds the inspiration, preservation, and authority of the Bible (surahs 3:3-4; 5:43-47, 66, 68; 6:114-115; 7:157; 10:94; 18:27; etc.) and tells Christians to judge by what they read in the Gospel (surah 5:47). John the Baptist was the final prophet. While Jesus was a prophet, his offices also included priest and king. Jesus was not merely a prophet, nor was He a mere prophet; He was the Son of God, the third person in the Godhead.

When God sent Moses to deliver the Israelites, Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.' Now they may say to me, 'What is His name?' What shall I say to them?" (Exodus 3:13). God responded to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14). When Jesus was arguing with the Jews as to who their true father was, He said, "For unless you believe that I Am, you will die in your sins." (John 8:24) The Jews even asked Him, "Who are you?" (v. 25). He spoke to them about Abraham and told them that Abraham rejoiced to see His day. The Jews challenged Him saying, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?" (John 8:57). Jesus replied, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I Am." (John 8:58). The Jews then "picked up stones to throw at Him" (v. 59). Why did they pick up stones to stone Him? For the answer to this, let us examine the second time they picked up stones to throw at Him.
Jesus said, "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30). "The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him" (v. 31). Why would they want to stone Him? Jesus even asks them that same question: "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" (v. 32). The Jews tell Him precisely why they want to stone Him: "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, claim Yourself to be God" (v. 33). The Jews were intelligent enough to realize and understand what Jesus was saying. Jesus was equating Himself with God the Father, using the holy name God had given to Moses. In other words, Jesus said He was God! The Jews make that absolutely clear themselves: "You claim Yourself to be God." If Jews understood precisely what Jesus was saying, how is it that Muslims and other cult members (Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.) cannot grasp this simple fact of reality and attempt to argue erroneously that "Jesus never said He was God"?
Only God is sinless, yet Jesus was without sin (John 8:46; 1 Pet. 2:21-22; 2 Cor. 5:21; et al). Only God can receive worship, yet Jesus received worship (John 9:38; Matt. 8:1-2; Matt. 28:9; et al). Even the angels were commanded to worship Him (Heb. 1:6). Only God can forgive sins, yet Jesus forgave sins (Mark 2:1-12). Only God can restore sight to the blind, yet Jesus restored sight to the blind (John 9:1-34 [esp. v. 32]). Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus is God Almighty. No matter how Muslims try to deny it, they cannot escape it. Jesus' words are true and the Bible is the inspired, preserved, authoritative Word of God.

Muslims claim that their false prophet, Muhammad (PNKH), is mentioned in the Bible. Shall we examine their claims?
"The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. This is according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, let me not see this great fire anymore, or I will die.' And the LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well. I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And it shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require [it] of him. But the prophet who shall speak a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' And you may say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him." (Deuteronomy 18:15-22)
Muslims try to claim that the prophet raised up like unto Moses would be Muhammad. This is false for a number of reasons. Muhammad was not Jewish. The passage clearly states, "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your own countrymen" (v. 15), and, "I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen" (v. 18), and it was speaking with regard to Israel. The prophet in question in verse 18 is none other than Christ Jesus the Messiah. Jesus was Jewish. Jesus said, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." (John 8:12).

Furthermore, what "name" is the prophet supposed to speak in? Well, according to Exodus 3, that name is "I AM." Every prophet of the Bible spoke in the name of I AM. Which name did the false prophet Muhammad come speaking in? Allah. "Allah" is not a name. "Allah" is merely generic for "the god." Muhammad never knew the name of God because he never knew God! "Allah" was merely a mouth-piece for Muhammad to get his own way.

Muhammad is referenced in this passage, but not in the way that Muslims try and convince others of. Muhammad is referenced in verses 20 and 22. Muhammad never made a single prediction that ever came true. Muhammad never performed any miraculous feats, as we see every prophet in the Old Testament performing. Jesus performed hundreds, if not thousands, of miracles to testify of Who He was (John 5:36), yet Muhammad never performed a single one. Why? Because he could not. He was not a prophet of God. He was a false prophet, and verse 22 warned about individuals such as Muhammad.
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;" (John 14:16)
It is mind-numbingly ridiculous how Muslims can even claim that this verse is speaking of Muhammad considering the very next verse says, "that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you" (v. 17). Notice that Jesus calls the "Helper" the "Spirit of truth"? Notice that Jesus says you cannot "see Him" because "He abides with you and will be in you"? Clearly not Muhammad. How do we know for sure with 100% certainty that this verse has nothing to do with Muhammad? Jesus tells us precisely Who it is that He is speaking of: "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you" (v. 26). Jesus clearly identifies the "Helper" as the "Holy Spirit," the Spirit of truth." Definitely and absolutely not Muhammad.
"When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me," (John 15:26)
How Muslims attempt to claim that this verse is speaking of Muhammad is a great wonder. Jesus clearly identifies the "Helper" as "the Spirit of truth." This clearly is not speaking of Muhammad because Muhammad was nothing more than a pathological liar, making up "revelations" just to fulfill his own perverse desires. There was not an ounce of truth in Muhammad. Furthermore, Jesus states clearly that this "Helper" would testify about Himself (Jesus). Muhammad never testified concerning Jesus. Muhammad had very little to say about Jesus, and most of what he had to say were all lies.

Furthermore, this passage continues on, "and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning" (v. 27). Who will also testify about Jesus? His disciples. The Apostles. Those who spent every day with Him during His entire ministry. The same disciples and Apostles who wrote the Gospels and the Epistles that make up the New Testament. The same Gospels that the Qur'an (surah 5:47) commands Christians to judge by when they read them because the words they contain are true.
"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged." (John 16:7-11)
Muslims attempt to claim that this passage is speaking of Muhammad, too, but as we discovered in the previous two passages, the "Helper" is the Holy Spirit. Not Muhammad the false prophet. Furthermore, Jesus said, "He [the Helper] will glorify Me" (v. 14). Muhammad never glorified Jesus... ever!
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples." (Genesis 49:10)

"The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet." (Psalm 110:1)

"A voice is calling, "Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God." (Isaiah 40:3)

"Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold; My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry out or raise His voice, Nor make His voice heard in the street. A bruised reed He will not break And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law." (Isaiah 42:1-4)
What do these verses have in common, apart from being ripped entirely from their context (as Muslims and other cultists are fond of doing) and falsely misapplied to the false prophet Muhammad? They are all prophecies of the Lord Jesus. Muslims are extremely desperate to try and force Muhammad into the Bible. Here is their most ridiculous attempt:
"His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem." (Song of Solomon 5:16)
The word translated "lovely" (KJV, NIV, NKJV) or "desirable" (NASB, ESV) in this verse is treated by certain Muslim "scholars" (term used very loosely) as a prophecy of the coming of Muhammad. This Hebrew plural noun (מחמדים, consonant letters m-h-m-d-y-m) appears only once in the Bible, and means "desirable, delightful, pleasant." The basic, literal meaning of the name Muhammad (consonant letters -m-h-m-d) in the Arabic is "One who is praised." Having the same consonants does not make it the same word. That is just illogical and fallacious. This is known as the Phonic Fallacy.

Muslims claim that "In the Hebrew language im (ים) is added for respect," which is completely false. The im is added to pluralize it. But once again, ignorant Muslims fail to pay attention to the context of the passage. This verse is not a prophecy of the false prophet Muhammad; it is a description from Solomon's bride to her friends regarding her beloved, Solomon. You need to read the entire book to grasp the full context of what is happening. The entire book is a love story; not a prediction or a prophecy. Yet again, Muslims display the full extent of their ignorance and lack of intelligence.
There are hundreds of examples of objective evidence that we could look at that prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Islam is a false religion. The fact is, Shabir Yusuf simply does not want to accept them. You can give him objective evidence upon objective evidence and he will argue that you have not given him objective evidence. He clearly does not know what the term "objective evidence" means, or else, like a typical lying Muslim, he is ignoring it, playing dumb, and avoiding and/or denying the clear objective evidences. There are any number of yard sticks we could use to measure the falsity of Islam.

The practices of devout Muslims is objective evidence that Islam is a false religion and that Islam is a polytheistic religion. When Muslims pray, they pray to Muhammad. Who is Muhammad? What can Muhammad do for them? Nothing! He is a man. He is a sinner. He is dead. Praying to him is as foolish as Roman Catholics praying to Mary. What can she do for them? Nothing! She is a woman. She is a sinner. She is dead. When Muhammad taught his followers, he taught them to pray to himself. Muhammad is the true god of Islam. How can we know? Say all kinds of evil things about Allah and draw all sorts of images of Allah. What happens? Nothing! Muslims will do nothing if you insult Allah. However, if you insult their false prophet Muhammad (PNKH), they become irate and want to murder you. Why? Because Muhammad is the Muslim's god.

Shabir Yusuf asks, "Which Muslim says they worship the Kaaba?" Shabir Yusuf seems to misunderstand a great deal concerning worship. Worship is not merely about bowing down before something. Whatever you dedicate your time and energy to the most is your god; it is what you worship. You can worship your spouse. You can worship your family. You can worship your job. You can worship the television. Atheists worship money, fame, and power. Atheists even worship self. The fact is, you can see worship by one's own actions and behaviour. No Muslim needs to say they worship the kaaba for them to worship the kaaba. When Muslims pray, which direction are they facing? Whichever direction Mecca is from them. What is in Mecca that is the true object to which they are facing? The black stone, the kaaba. They are bowing down before and toward the kaaba. On their pilgrimage, they have to go to Mecca and walk around this black stone. They bow down before it and they kiss it. That is worship. During Muhammad's time, the kaaba was one of over 300 gods in Mecca that the Arabs worshipped. When Muhammad destroyed the other 300 plus, why did he not destroy the kaaba? Because of its size? That never stopped the saints of the Bible when they destroyed the idols that the unfaithful had built throughout Israel. Shabir Yusuf fails to grasp this and understand it. Why? Because he is incapable of critical thinking, he is incapable of using logic and reason to determine the truth concerning the false religion Islam.

We have used three (3) yard sticks with which to measure the falsity of Islam. We could have used more. We have provided dozens of objective evidences that prove Islam is a false religion. We could have provided hundreds more. At the end of the day, it does not matter how many objective evidences are provided, Shabir Yusuf will avoid and deny each and every single one of them. He knows that each and every single one of them is true, but like Atheists, he must reject the evidences in order to sustain his unstable, crumbling, bankrupt worldview. As soon as you are faced with the truth, you either have to look for another alternative to the truth, or else you have to accept the truth. Acceptance is difficult for the stubborn, blind, and delusional.

You see, it is really quite simple. If a religion is not of God, then it is of the devil. A close, honest examination of the religion of Islam demonstrates irrefutably that it is not the religion of God. The god of Islam is not holy. The god of Islam does not possess any traits of divinity. Islam does not reflect the righteousness and holiness of God. Islam does not reflect the morality of God. Islam condones lying, murder, polygamy, and a host of other sins. God is love, but Islam is a religion of intolerance and hatred. The only true religion is Christianity. Christianity reflects the nature of God, even while some of its members may fail to do so from time to time. Anyone with the least amount of honesty and integrity examining, comparing, and contrasting Christianity and Islam will notice a great chasm of difference between the two:
  • When you compare Allah to Yahweh, Islam is shown to be a false religion.
  • When you compare the unholy Qur'an to the holy Bible, Islam is shown to be a false religion.
  • When you compare Muhammad to Jesus, Islam is shown to be a false religion.
  • When your compare Muhammad as a "prophet" to the prophets of the Bible, Islam is shown to be a false religion.
  • When you compare Islam to Christianity, Islam is shown to be a false religion.
Christianity is the best of religions while Islam is the worst of religions. Christianity is about love and tolerance while Islam is about hatred and intolerance. Christianity has hope while Islam has despair. Christianity offers the peace of God while Islam will only offer peace once it has conquered and enslaved everything else. Christianity tries to save souls from the pits of Hell while Islam is content in condemning them to it. Christianity promotes truth, honesty, and integrity while Islam promotes lies, dishonesty, and deceit. Islam clearly is not the religion of God. Ergo, Islam is a false religion.

Simply compare the lives of the prophets in the Bible to the life of Muhammad and Islam is quickly revealed to be a false religion and Muhammad a false prophet.
First, prophets in the Old Testament always called the Israelite people back to the Law and the Covenant. This was the major theme and calling of the prophets. Read any prophetic book of the Old Testament and one will find this theme, calling a rebellious people back to the worship of Yahweh, the Creator and Redeemer. Muhammad does not fit the mold. He does not call people back to the Law and Covenant that God had established, but he has a message that in effect replaces the old revelation with his own. The earlier revelation is seen as important only as far as it can serve to support or authenticate his own by the claim that it is in agreement with what came before.

Second, the prophets themselves did not take vengeance on the people. When one reads Jeremiah, Isaiah, or Amos, there is the prophetic word that Yahweh will bring judgment on the disbelieving people. Jeremiah proclaimed that Babylon was the instrument of God to chastise the Israelites. Jeremiah did not recruit a private army to bring his own judgment. However, Muhammad did. In contrast to him, there is in the message of the Biblical prophets no jihad against unbelieving people in general. Nothing is said about a jihad against the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Greeks, or anyone else.

Third, the prophets of the Old Testament lived with rejection, slander, persecution, and even death. No prophet attempted to defend himself. In contrast, Muhammad could not tolerate rejection. He did not permit adversaries. This was true in regard to individual people as well as large groups. An example of the individual rejection concerns a Jew by the name of Ka’b Ibn Al-Ashraf who wrote sarcastic poems about Muhammad. Muhammad one day asked, "Who will deliver me from Ka’b?" Five men, including Mohammed Ibn Maslama, laid a trap for Ka’b. They coaxed him out of his house, cut off his head, and brought it to Muhammad with the worshipful cry, "Allah is great!" and Muhammad agreed with them.

Fourth, Muhammad was fond of referring to the Scripture and recommended to both Jews and Christians that they consult and obey their own Scriptures. The Jews ridiculed his understanding of the Old Testament and to them it was obvious that he knew little of it, although he has a passage in the Qur’an that the Old Testament was to be read and honored (3:3; 3:48; 3:50; 3:60). Little is said about the New Testament. There are some comments made in the New Testament that apply very well to Muhammad. The first letter of John states, "you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come…" (2:18) "Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also." (2:22-23) In the fourth chapter false prophets are noted, and one of the characteristics of a false prophet is to deny that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. In a positive way, "Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him and he in God." (4:15) John continues to warn: "He who believes in the Son has the testimony in himself. He who does not believe God, has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne to his Son. And this is the testimony that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life, he who has not the Son has not life." (5:10-12)

Muhammad was criticized by the Jews and the Meccans for not producing miracles as it was acknowledged that many prophets had. He claimed that the Qur’an was his miracle. Since the Qur’an commands that people look to the existing Scriptures in that time, the Old and New Testaments, we have some rather startling contrasts to make between Muhammad being a prophet and what we find in the Old Testament about the legitimacy of a prophet. Consider Deuteronomy 18:15, which declares that God would raise up a prophet like Moses "from among you, from your brethren." This prophecy is restricted to the Jews in the first place, but the passage continues with the comment of Moses, "and if you say in your heart, ‘how may we know the word which the Lord has spoken?’ When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken, the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him." One may look at the prophets of the Old Testament and they declared events both near and far that would come to pass. Muhammad did no such thing.

Stoned women for adultery.
(Muslim 4206)
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
(John 8:7)
"I have been commanded to fight
against people till they testify that there
is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad
is the messenger of Allah"

(Muslim 1:33)
"He who lives by the sword
will die by the sword."

(Matthew 26:52)
Permitted stealing from unbelievers.
(Bukhari 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
"Thou shalt not steal."
(Matthew 19:18)
Permitted lying.
(Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
"Thou shalt not bear false witness."
(Matthew 19:18)
Owned and traded slaves.
(Sahih Muslim 3901)
Neither owned nor traded slaves.
Beheaded 800 Jewish men and boys.
(Abu Dawud 4390)
Beheaded no one.
Murdered those who insulted him.
(Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
Preached forgiveness.
(Matthew 18:21-22, 5:38)
"If then anyone transgresses
the prohibition against you,
Transgress ye likewise against him"
(Qur'an 2:194)
"If someone strikes you on the right
cheek, turn to him the other also."
(Matthew 5:39)
Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one's position in Paradise by a hundred fold.
(Muslim 4645)
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for
they will be called Sons of God"
(Matthew 5:9)
Married 13 wives and kept sex slaves.
(Bukhari 5:268, Qur'an 33:50)
Was celibate.
Slept with a 9-year-old child.
(Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
Did not have sex with children.
Ordered the murder of women.
(Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
Never harmed a woman.
"O you who believe! Fight those of the
unbelievers who are near to you
and let them find in you hardness."

(Qur'an 9:123)
"Blessed are the meek, for
they shall inherit the earth."

(Matthew 5:5)
Ordered 65 military campaigns
and raids in his last 10 years.
(Ibn Ishaq )
Ordered no military campaigns, nor
offered any approval of war or violence.
Killed captives taken in battle.
(Ibn Ishaq 451)
Never took captives.
Never killed anyone.
Encouraged his men to rape enslaved women.
(Abu Dawood 2150, Qur'an 4:24)
Never encouraged rape.
Never enslaved women.
Demanded captured slaves and
a fifth of all other loot taken in war.
(Qur'an 8:41)
"The Son of Man came not
to be served, but to serve."

(Matthew 20:28)
Was never tortured, but tortured others.
(Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
Suffered torture, but never tortured anyone.
"And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah"
(Qur'an 8:39)
"Love your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you"

(Matthew 5:44)
Blessed the brutal murder of a half-blind man
(al-Tabari 1440)
Healed a blind man
(Mark 8:28)
Ordered a slave to build the very pulpit
from which he preached Islam.
(Bukhari 47:743)
Washed his disciples feet.
(John 13:5)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause"
(Muslim 1:149)
What are the Greatest Commandments?
"Love God and love thy neighbor as thyself."
(Matthew 22:34-40)
Demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship
(Qur'an 4:102)
Chastised anyone attempting
to defend him with force.
(John 18:10-12)
Died fat and wealthy from what was
taken from others in war or
demanded from others in tribute.
Demanded nothing for himself.
Died without possessions.
Advocated crucifying others.
(Qur'an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
Was crucified himself.
According to his followers:
Had others give their lives for him.
(Sahih Muslim 4413)
According to his followers:
Gave his life for others.
(John 18:11 and elsewhere)

Lived as warriors. Lived like harmless hippies.
Slew and persecuted religious minorities.

(In the early days of Islam you
could be killed for not being Muslim)
Were slain and persecuted
as a religious minority.

(In the early days of Christianity you
could be killed for being Christian)
Emphasis on Jihad (the way of Muhammad)

"He who fights that Allah's word should
be superior fights in Allah's cause"

(Bukhari 53:355)
Emphasis on Evangelism (the way of Jesus)

"Go ye into all the world and preach
the gospel to every creature"

(Matthew 15:16)
Attacked and conquered the populations in
parts of 28 modern countries in just the first
three decades following Muhammad's death.
Did not resort to violence of any sort,
despite tremendous persecution.
Declared holy war on the people of five
major world religions in just the first
100 years following Muhammad's death.
Went centuries without declaring 'holy war'.
Plundered and lived off the wealth of others. Gave away their possessions to those in need.
(Acts 2:44-45)
Captured and enslaved non-Muslim people. Considered themselves to be slaves of others.
Waged war to keep members from leaving
the religion. Put apostates to death.
No record of aggression toward apostates.
Muhammad's own family members quickly
fell into armed warfare against each other.
Jesus' disciples never resorted to violence
against one another (or anyone else).
First 240 Years:
11 of the first 32 caliphs were
murdered by fellow Muslims.
First 240 Years:
14 of the first 25 popes were martyred by
pagans (none by fellow Christians).
Caliphs were polygamous and maintained harems of hundreds of captured sex slaves. Popes were expected to be celibate.
Islamic mosques sustained by taxes forced from subjugated non-Muslims (the jizya). Christian churches sustained
by voluntary tithes from Christians.

External sources (the Hadith and Sira) necessary for translating the Qur'an Historical context contained
within the text of the Bible
Must know Arabic in order to "fully understand" the Qur'an (according to Muslim apologists) Universal. Can be translated into other languages without excessive commentary.
Chronological progression of the
Qur'an is from peace to violence.
Chronological progression of the
Bible is from violence to peace.
The words 'torture' and 'punishment' appear six times more often in the Qur'an than in the New Testament. The word 'love' appears five times more often in the New Testament than than in the Qur'an,
Contains not a single original moral value. The 'Sermon on the Mount' and others.
Suffering is an excuse for violent revenge
and establishment of Islam by force

"And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."
(Qur'an 2:191)
Suffering builds character

"We also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering
produces perseverance; perseverance,
character; and character, hope"

(Romans 5:4)
Emphasis on this World

"And Allah has made you heirs to their land
and their dwellings and their property"

(Qur'an 33:27)
Emphasis on the Next

"Mine is not a kingdom of this world"
(John 18:36, see also Luke 14:33)
Kill, convert or subjugate Christians and Jews.
(Qur'an 9:29)
Share one's faith with gentleness and respect
(1 Peter 3:15)
Martyrs as Killers

"Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain"
(Qur'an 9:111)
Martyrs as Martyrs

"As it is written, For thy sake we are
killed all the day long; we are
counted as sheep for the slaughter"

(Romans 8:36)
Killing Apostates

"They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them"
(Qur'an 4:89, also Bukhari 52:260, 83:37...)
Letting God Judge Apostates

"For we know Him that has said,
'Vengeance belongs unto me, I will
recompense,' says the Lord. And again,
'The Lord shall judge his people'"

(Hebrews 10:25-30)

"Let not compassion move you
from carrying out God's law..."

(Qur'an 24:2)

"Love is patient. Love is kind...
It keeps no record of wrongs"

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5)
Charity and Non-Believers

Mercy toward fellow Muslims - ruthlessness toward unbelievers. Muslims are warned not to befriend those outside the faith. They must even ensure that their charity tithe (zakat)
stays within their own identity group.
(Qur'an 48:29, 3:28, Sharia)
Charity and Non-Believers

Christians are specifically told that even
those who hate them are entitled to
kindness and charity. They should be loved
and cared for as surely as any fellow believer.
(Mark 10:25-37)
The Qur'an explicitly instructs men to
beat disobedient wives - as a last resort.
(Qur'an 4:34, Sahih Muslim 2127)
"Husbands, love your wives and
do not be harsh with them."

(No permission to beat women)
(Colossians 3:19)
Explicitly allows Muslim men to rape their female slaves, even those already married.
(Qur'an 4:24, 70:29-30, 23:5-6...)
Tells masters and slaves to serve
each other as if serving God.
(Ephesians 6:7-9)
"Muhammad is the messenger
of Allah. And those who are with him
are ruthless to the unbelievers"

(Qur'an 48:29)
"Do good to them that hate you"
(Luke 6:27)
Allah wills unbelievers to stray and be lost
(Qur'an 16:93)
God wants unbelievers to be saved
(1 Timothy 2:4)
Warns Against Questioning Faith.
(Qur'an 5:101-102)
Welcomes Intellectual Challenge.
(1 Peter 3:15)
Violence as Virtue

"Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye
dislike it. But it is possible that ye
dislike a thing which is good for you, and
that ye love a thing which is bad for you.
But Allah knoweth, and ye know not."

(Qur'an 2:216)
Violence as Sin

"Do not take revenge, my friends, but
leave room for God's wrath, for it is written:
'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy
is hungry, feed him... '"

(Romans 12:19-20)
Hell for unbelief.
Good deeds count for naught
(Qur'an 18:102-107)
Hell for bad deeds and the
failure to do what is right
(Romans 2:6-8, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 25:41-45)

"Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites! Be harsh with them..."
(Qur'an 9:73)
Judge Not

"For when you pass judgment on another person, you condemn yourself..."
(Romans 2:1)
Taking wealth from others

"Allah promiseth you much
booty that ye will capture..."

(Qur'an 48:20)
Working for and giving wealth to others

"The thief must no longer steal but must
work hard and do what is good with his
own hands, so that he might have
something to give to the needy."

(Ephesians 4:28)
Calls down Allah's curse on Christians
and those of other religions.
(Qur'an 9:30)
Calls down God's blessing on
those who curse Christians.
(Matthew 5:44)
Arrogance & Privilege

"Ye are the best of peoples,
evolved for mankind"

(Qur'an 3:110)
Humility & Servitude

"If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all."
(Mark 9:35)
"O you who believe! do not take My
enemy and your enemy for friends:
Would you offer them love while they deny what has come to you of the truth?

(Qur'an 60:1)
"Love your enemies..."
(Luke 6:27)

Countries that Muslims want to escape from. Countries that Muslims want to escape to.
Madrassahs that indoctrinate Muslim
children with bigotry and terror.
Mission schools that teach reading and
writing to Christians and Muslims alike.
Suicide bombings for Allah No suicide bombings for Jesus
International terror organizations. International charities.
No formal charities for non-Muslims. Leading provider of disaster relief to Muslims.
Murder of aid workers. Supply of aid workers.
Christians in jail for apostasy or blasphemy. Religious freedom.
Modern-day slavery in the name of Islam. Abolition in the name of Christianity.
Muslim clerics who engage
in or condone terrorism.
Christian clerics murdered each year by
terror groups rife with Muslim clerics.
Daily religious violence against Hindus. None.
Daily religious violence against Jews. None.
Daily religious violence against Buddhists. None.
Daily religious violence against Muslims. None.
Daily religious violence against Christians. None.
Ritual slitting of animals' throats Ending of animal sacrifice
Religion Technology & Medicine
Censorship Freedom of speech
Intolerance for criticism of Islam. Tolerance for religious dissent.
Restricting other religions from preaching faith. Allowing all religions the
same right to evangelize.
Conversions allowed to Islam only. Freedom of conscience.
Converts to Christianity beheaded. No dead converts to Islam.

Whether true or not, everything that secular critics say they do not like about Christianity, from women's issues to slavery, is not only a tangible part of Islam, but usually magnified. Christianity is the best of religions while Islam is the worst of religions.
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.'" (John 14:6)

"There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)