THE OLD TESTAMENT AND NEW TESTAMENT AND THE BODIES OF THE HOLY ONES:
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Al-Hasan narrates that the Messenger of Allah (upon him blessings and peace) said, “It is unlawful for the earth to consume the flesh of one whom has conversed with the Holy Spirit (ruh al-quds).”
—al-Suyuti, Durr al-Manthur (1:87).
Islam teach that the body of Prophets and Holy ones (Saints and Righteous martyrs/heirs of the Prophets) will not decay in they graves and tombs.
Qur’an 2:154 And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah , “They are dead.” Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.
Qur’an 3:169 Never think of those who are slain in the cause of Allah as dead. Nay they are alive, and well provided for by their Rabb;
This is in the Quran and in the authentic Hadith (see below).
And it has been proved many times during the construction works in many Islamic sanctuaries, they moved the graves of the holy ones, whose bodies are fresh and alive (without decaying) ) as the day they died centuries ago.
But Bible teach that Only Christ did not decay.
Acts 12:37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.
Acts 13:34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said, “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’
According to the New Testament David (alaihissalam) decayed:
Acts 13:36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.
According to the Old Testament Prophet Job (A.S) body Will Decay:
Job 19:26 And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God!
ISLAM DECLARES THAT THE BODIES OF THE PROPHETS WILL NOT DECAY:
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Verily, Allah has forbidden the Earth to consume the bodies of the Prophets.” (Sunan Abu Dâwûd (1047), Sunan al-Nasâ’î (1374), and Sunan Ibn Mâjah (1636).)
Prophets Are Alive in Glorious Splendour:
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The Prophets are alive in their graves, and pray… On the night of the Isra (Night Journey), I passed by Musa (Moses Peace be upon him) who was standing in his grave and praying.” (Sahih Muslim)
Today any Christian research scholars team can go to Cyprus,Israel or even Spain and research and verify the truth.
Christians may argue that Satan can show false miracle and make the bodies of the Prophets and holy ones to appear like fresh and preserved in the grave for 100s and 1000s of years, and deny the truth.
But such comments or counter-arguments are not supported by their own books as well as our books.
Satan was given power only to mislead the misguided, and tempt test weak people during their life. And to test some Prophets for some time!
The Prophets are Redeemed by God and Satan cannot use them as God have already been Redeemed them!
Lamentations :3: 58 You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life
Isaiah 63:16 Surely you are still our Father! Even if Abraham and Jacob would disown us, LORD, you would still be our Father. You are our Redeemer from ages past.
Jeremiah 50:34 Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.
There are many more to quote, but this is sufficient for now!
Satan do not have the keys of life and death! i.e Satan do not have any power over holy people:
Daniel 7:27 Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.’
Finally, if Christians argue that Satan is showing false wonder among Muslims by protecting the bodies of hoy Muslim men, then We we can keep the pious Muslims away, and look at the graves of Prophets like David (A.S) which Islam teach their bodies will not decay.
But the Bible says their bodies are decayed. And If the Bible to be the word of God, then the word of God must be eternal and unchangeable (God’s Wisdom is Unchangeable) and God’s Words Prevails over all. and Satan won’t be able to overcome on matters and won’t be able to prevail over the Word of God. Because God Rules with Full Sovereignty and Satan have power only on the things which God permitted him, that is to take people away from truth and lead people to the sinful life and ways of lies!.
So it is a baseless argument that Satan making pious people body turn to fresh and preserved to support Islam against Christianity or Judaism!
So to sum up this arguments, Bible basically says bodies of Prophets will decay, and Islam teach their bodies will not decay, So we can see that Bible takes the position that all people’s body will decay, except Jesus as he was ascended to the heavens. if the word of God is in the Bible then that must prevail and Satan should not have any power to undermine the word of God.
And if anybody still argue that that is the work of Satan, then True Christians must be able to defeat the work of Satan and show the truth.
As the Bible says: 1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
I think this references are enough to prevent further baseless arguments. And true Christians must be able to defeat the work of Devil , if this miraculous preservation of the bodies of pious the Muslims and Prophets is a work of Satan to diminish Christianity and Judaism!
Even very recently, many bodies of the pious Muslims were unearthed and buried else where , due to road constructions or expansion of cities and mosques.
Or if the Christians and jews wish to know the truth and accept the truth, their highest councils may make arrangements with governments and Muslim leaders to arrange a visit to such graves and understand the truth..
And according to the New Testament, true followers of Christ will be able to overcome many false things in the Name of Jesus!
So there is no room to deny a real test based on this facts explained here. Instead of wasting time and money to argue each other (many international) ministries and Dawah groups, everybody come together and give a try for an ultimate test.
Below is the LINK which some people offer you to seek the truth and accept the truth then there are people who can help you to visit
And my final questions to the Muslim debaters , Christian apologetics and Jewish scholars is that, will they take this trial and seek out the truth and accept the truth and true final revelation (Quran and Sunnah)?
If yes, then go ahead, and seek out the truth and submit to God’s Truth, if you can not, then don’t waste time for mere baseless and unending arguments. Just follow what please your ego and make peace between all people and avoid abuses and slander against Islam and Prophet of Islam (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)
Some Christian pastors argued with me by saying that this devil causing miracle
I asked them,why devil want to support Islam when Islam forbid every sinful actions and abominations while other religions accept some of the things condemned in the Torah?
And if it is devil playing a game to support Islam, then why can’t the Christians who have holy spirit, defeat the work of the devil?
The Bible says satan have no control over god’s chosen people Example James 4:7
And when Christians believe , King David and earlier Prophets have nothing to do with Islam , then why now they saying that Satan working to support Islam on the bodies of their prophets? Are their souls agreeing that this prophets were Muslims without they are realising it?
As I said earlier even go to Israel , Jews protect the tomb of David and look around Israel the land of prophets and saints who followed that ancient prophets , u will see their body remain undecayed
So if Christians cannot even accept this small test to verify the truth , and to accept the truth when they see it , then what is then point of blindly following a religion and arguing with others to follow the same religion?
We have been a million times more honest in my argument s and points than the Christians. So let those who want to save their soul from perishing, take one step ahead to seek the truth and verify it
(c) Outreach Islam 17/02/2018