Any one who has casually examined snippets of the Quran can note strong similarities between the Bible (Jewish TNKH and Christian NT) and itself. It shouldn’t be surprising. This is why the religion of Islam is fairly often considered an Abrahamic tradition. But the history is so botched…and conveniently, it is dirt near impossible to stiff a copy of the Quran if you are an Englishman for the Muslims love hoarding their “holy” book to themselves in a Gnostic-like fashion insisting that you even need to know Arabic in order to be able to “read” it since the English writings are “botched” so badly by the “infidels” that they are always misinterpreting it. Islam is essentially a religion that hides itself away from criticism.
Fortunately, most of us have a by and large basic understanding of the Quran to refute the Islamic heresy.
“Indeed, those who abuse Allah and His Messenger – Allah has cursed them in this world and the Hereafter and prepared for them a humiliating punishment.”–Quran, 33:57
Hmmm…I wonder if that is accurate at all. How well did Allah prepare a humiliating punishment for St. Thomas Aquinas who wrote the following blasphemy of the “holy religion”?
He seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh goads us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected, he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity. He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the contrary, Muhammad said that he was sent in the power of his arms—which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning, Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Muhammad forced others to become his followers by the violence of his arms. Nor do divine pronouncements on the part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimonies of the Old and New Testaments by making them into fabrications of his own, as can be. seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place any faith in his words believe foolishly. (Summa Contra Gentiles, Bk 1, Ch 6)
Oh, that’s right–St. Thomas Aquinas stands renowned in the Western Church as the Angelic Doctor and his school of Thomism has long since maintained the dominant school of philosophical theology in the Christian tradition. What a humiliating punishment Allah gave this blasphemer!
But seriously, a religion which has to copy from Gnostic texts, only alters the historical records of Judaism and Christianity teaching Ishmael as the “legitimate” son of Abraham, replaces Israelites with Ishmaelites, claims the prophets are true and yet also smears the prophets who wrote the Jewish TNKH and Christian NT…why is it that people should accept such bogusness? You cannot create your own religion, you just simply alter what is already there and say “everyone else got it all wrong so therefore I am right!” and then condemn everyone who refuses to accept you are right as blasphemers. Is it any wonder that so many people put Islam and stupid in the same category? Primarily, because it is? It’s not even history with inaccurate dates. The best Judaism and Christianity can be accused of is having discrepancies in the dates of events and begettings. This is because Judaism in and of itself has discrepancies because the Hebrew scriptures were translated into the Greek Septuagint and the Septuagint has years and dates which differ. But getting dates wrong in ancient history is expected and happens frequently. With the Quran, we are talking about changed events!
“The impious sect of Mahometanism sprung up in this century [the 7th]… Mahomet, the founder of this destroying sect… was born in Arabia, in 586… He [Mahomet] pretended to have long conversations with the Archangel Gabriel, in the cave of Hera… In the year 608, being then forty years of age, he began to give out that he was a Prophet, inspired by God, and he persuaded his relatives and domestics of this first, and then began to publicly preach in Mecca, and attack idolatry. At first, the people did not very willingly listen to him, and asked him to prove his mission by a miracle; but he told them that God sent him to preach the truth, and not to work miracles. The impostor, however, boasts of having wrought one, though ridiculous in the extreme: a piece, he says, fell off from the moon into his sleeve, and he fixed it on again; and it is said that this is the reason for the Mahometans adopting the half moon as the device of their Empire…
“He composed the Koran… It is a collection of precepts, taken from the Mosaic and Christian Law, together with many of his own, and interspersed with fables and ridiculous revelations…. He professes that there is but one God; but in his Alcoran [the Koran] he relates many trivialities unworthy of the Supreme Being, and the whole work is, in fact, filled with contradictions, as I have shown in my book on the ‘Truth of the Faith.’… The Mahometan Paradise, however, is only fit for beasts; for filthy sensual pleasure is all the believer has to expect there…” (St. Alphonsus de Liguori, The History of Heresies and their Refutation, Ch 7, Art 1)
I think I’ve stuck my point rather sufficiently. The Quran is a cheap copy-cat mockery of the Jewish TNKH and Christian NT with empty threats against blasphemy. There is a reason President Trump described radical Islamists as “evil losers”. They cannot even create a new book for their religion without editing an existing book! They are worse than losers though.