JNS: Throughout the history of Islam, Muslims turned churches into mosques, including the Great Mosque of Ramle, the Bani Omaya Mosque in Damascus, the Hagia Sofia of Istanbul, and many Spanish churches. The reason is their belief that Christianity, like Judaism, is nullified by Islam, making churches unnecessary.
According to Islamic tenets, the prophets revered by these obsolete religions are Muslims. These include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Aaron. And according to Islam, King Solomon built a mosque, not a Temple, in Jerusalem. (The 1,500-year gap between the king’s reign and the birth of Islam is irrelevant to true believers.)
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The expression ‘Abrahamic religions’ originates from the Qur’an’s repeated references to the ‘religion of Abraham’ (see Surahs 2:130,135; 3:95; 6:123,161; 12:38; 16:123; 22:78). In particular, this expression refers specifically to Islam, and is sometimes contrasted to Judaism and Christianity.
Surah 2:135: “They say: “Become Jews or Christians if ye would be guided (To salvation).” Say thou: “Nay! (I would rather) the Religion of Abraham the True, and he joined not gods with God.”
In the Qur’an, Abraham is declared to have been a Muslim, ‘not a Jew nor a Christian’ (Surah 3:67). The latter assertion is made on the basis that Prophet Muhammad’s divine revelation is considered to be a continuation of the previous Prophets’ revelations from God, hence they are all believed to be Muslims. However, the expression ‘Abrahamic religions’ is generally used to imply that all of the three faiths share a common heritage. (source)
According to Islamic teaching:
- The Bible was distorted by Jews and is full of errors
- Abraham has 8 sons not 12 and two were raised in Mecca not Hebron
- It was Ishmael, not Isaac, whom Abraham was about to sacrifice on Mount Moriah when an angel stopped him
- The Abrahamic covenant, with all its promises – including the title deed to the land of Israel – was passed down to the Arabs through Ishmael, rather than to the Jews through Isaac
- The Rider on the White Horse of Rev. 6:1-2 is the 12th Imam – Mahdi
- Isa, son of Mary, is a deputy to the Mahdi
Despite approximately 2700 years between the birth of Ishmael and the founding of Islam, Ishmael’s descendants found Muhammad’s new religion a perfect fit. The prophecy of Genesis 16:12 became fulfilled and Muhammad’s words from his death bed “Never do two religions exist in Arabia”.
Just as hatred of the Jew is central to the religion of Islam, it is impossible to separate the land of promise from either the Jew or Muslim. In a prophetic foreshadowing of the final Antichrist, Muhammad’s rejection by the Jews of Arabia caused him to demand all the Jews be killed.
After the peace treaty is signed between Israel and her neighbors (Daniel 9:27) and the Jews are allowed a temple, they will reject Antichrist, causing him to storm into that same temple and declare himself god.
(Excerpt: chapter 2 Blood Feud here)
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