Apologetic Post

How many religions are mentioned in the holy books of the religions?

In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent ?
A couple of questions we are asking to the followers of other religions.
How many religions today preach in the name of the LORD?
Did biblical prophets and Messiah ever mention religions?
Did disciples convey a religion?  Is Judaism and Christianity as religions mentioned in the Bible? 
Did Qur’an mention Islam? Did prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)  spoke about Islam?
Did Moses or prophets after him (peace and blessings be upon them) mention Judaism?
Did Jesus Christ (peace and blessings be upon him) and his disciples proclaim Christianity!? 
Did Indian scriptures mention Buddhism or Hinduism?
Please send your answers and we will publish here.

RELIGION OF THE MUSLIMS IN THE QUR’AN:

Qur’an 3:19 :  Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.
Qur’an 3:85 And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.
THE WORD MUSLIMS (FOLLOWERS OF ISLAM) IN THE QUR’AN :
Quran 3:52 But when Jesus felt [persistence in] disbelief from them, he said, “Who are my supporters for [the cause of] Allah ?” The disciples said,” We are supporters for Allah. We have believed in Allah and testify that we are Muslims [submitting to Him].
(See Bible James 4:7 )
Qur’an 3:102 O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].
The word “Muslims” appear around  21 times in the Qur’an .
The word Islam and Muslims appears 1000s of times in the hadiths.

The Words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslims’ In the Hadith

IMAM NAWAWI 40 HADITH, HADITH 3  On the authority of Ibn Omar, the son of Omar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with both, who said : I heared the messenger of Allah say : 
“Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the zakat, making the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadan.” related by Bukhari and sahih Muslim
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : The messenger of Allah said : 
“Part of someone’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.” 
 fine hadith narrated by Termithi and others 
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : the messenger of Allah said : 
“Do not envy one another; do not inflate prices one to another; *do not hate one another*; do not turn away from one another; and do not undercut one another, but be you, *O servants of Allah, brothers. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he neither oppresses him nor does he fail him, he neither lies to him nor does he hold him in contempt. Piety is right here-and he pointed to his breast three times. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim for another Muslim is inviolable: his blood, his property, and his honor.”  related by sahih Muslim. 

CHRISTIANITY AND CHRISTIAN:

The word Christianity or Christian do not appear in the Gospel of Christ, nor in the four Gospels of the New Testament.  The word ‘Christian’ only appear in Pauline letters , Acts and 1 Peter

Some desperate Gospel translators have added the word “Christian” so deliberately in their translations and do not appear in the original Greek!

John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) called his followers as friends, because they were brothers in one faith (the faith of their ancestors) , which was not Christianity!

Secondly, Christ himself testifies in John 15:15 that he made known to the disciples everything he learned from God!. This is when he was among them!. So it is clear that there is no Christianity according to Christ!

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Disciple James preached a Religion, and did not call it Christianity, but he called it “Submission to God” which is Islam in Arabic!

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

JUDAISM:

Nowhere in the Old Testament books is called a religion named as “Judaism”. The religion everywhere in the Bible is Submission to God/Covenant to God’s Peace (Islam)

Joshua 24:23 JPS Tanakh 1917 Now therefore put away the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD, the God of Israel.’

Numbers 25:12 JPS Tanakh 1917 Wherefore say: Behold, I give unto him My covenant of peace;

Jew is a race, some of the tribes of Israel call themselves as Jew. But Israel has 12 tribes and many other cousins who are related to the 12 tribes from the descendants of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him).

Prophet Moses (Peace be upon him), Prophet Jacob/Yaqub (Peace be upon him) or Prophet Isaac (peace be upon him) did not invent a religion for only Jews!

HINDUISM/BUDDHISM ETC:

Buddhism is derived from Hindu culture. Many Buddhists consider Buddha as an incarnation of one of the Hindu deities!

Nowhere in the Indian scriptures mention the word “Hindu” or a “Religion “Hinduism”. The Word “Hindu” is used to identify the belief and practices originated in Indian sub-continent. Which include Monotheistic worship to tri-union God worship to polytheistic worship, and worship of natural elements and  incarnation worships!

Many social Reformist Hindu spiritual leaders like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Sri Narayana Guru, and Arya Samaj advocated worship of One God!

So there are Hindus who are monotheists, who are trinitarians ,and those who are polytheists and animists!

(click on the names to see articles on Wikipedia)

Original Monotheistic Vedic religion was called “Sanathan Dharma” which means “Eternal (Sanathan) Law (Dharma), similar to Sharia-tu-ALLAH (Laws of Allah)  as the Eternal is GOD and His Dharma (Law) is called “Sanathan Dharma”. 

Surrendering to that Law of God is called Islam , that is what the Sacred Hindu Book “Bhagavad Gita” is teaching!

Bhagavad Gita 18.62 and verse 66: O son of Bharata, surrender unto Him utterly. By His grace you will attain transcendental peace and the supreme and eternal abode.

18:66 Abandon all varieties of dharmas (man made doctrines)  and simply surrender unto me alone. I shall liberate you from all sinful reactions; do not fear.

see James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

See the Quran 2:208  O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

 

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