The Burden of Proof
One of the basic principles of justice and witness is burden of proof. This is a fundamental principle of Christianity and Islam. In one of the traditions, Muhammad said:
عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما ، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قال : ( لو يعطى الناس بدعواهم ،لادعى رجال أموال قوم ودماءهم ، لكن البينة على المدعي واليمين على من أنكر). حديث حسن ، رواه البيهقي [ في (السنن)10/ 252 ] وغيره هكذا ، وبعضه في (الصحيحين)
On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas, radiAllahu anhumaa, that the Messenger of Allah1Arabic to English translation meaning, May Allah bless him and grant him peace. Often abbreviated SAWS. This Arabic phrase is used after references to Muhammad and his titles. said:
Were people to be given everything that they claimed, men would [unjustly] claim the wealth and lives of [other] people. But, the onus of proof is upon the claimant, and the taking of an oath is upon him who denies.
A Hasan hadeeth narrated by al-Baihaqee and others in this form, and part of it is in the two Saheehs.
My question for my Muslim friends is this:
“Where’s your proof for rejecting the evidence and testimony for Jesus’ death on the cross? The Quran doesn’t give any proof, which contradicts what Muhammad said about the necessity of proof in the above hadith.
The evidence for Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross is considerable. Muslims have had centuries to give historical justification for their view of the crucifixion, but they have not been able to come up with anything rooted in history.
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