Mubahala – Muhammad’s Meeting with the Christians of Najrān
Toward the end of Muhammad’s life, Christians and Muslims did not see eye to eye with one another about Jesus. In one of the earliest chapter in the history of Muslim-Christian relations a delegation of Christians from Najrān visited Muhammad to discuss differences with Muhammad about Jesus. After three days of dialogue, differences between Christians and Muslims remained.
To settle these differences Muhammad proposed a curse, called a mubahala. A mubahala is a mutual curse in which God is called upon to act as Judge (e.g. “may God curse the one who is wrong”). The proposed curse is recorded in the Quran:
Indeed, the example of Jesus to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, “Be,” and he was.
The truth is from your Lord, so do not be among the doubters.
Then whoever argues with you about it after [this] knowledge has come to you – say, “Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then supplicate earnestly [together] and invoke the curse of Allah upon the liars [among us].”1 Muslims have viewed the mubahala as a great victory over Christianity.
Here is a movie clip of the Christian-Muslim dispute over Jesus from the Muslim perspective:
Note: The reference to Christianity’s belief in “three Gods” is absolutely false [3:29-3:34].2
Did Muhammad’s Proposed Curse Come upon his Household?
As a Christian, I don’t believe the mubahala is a victory for Islam’s view of Jesus. In fact, within a short period of time around Muhammad’s proposed mubahala (c.10AH/AD 631):
- Muhammad’s eighteen month old son Ibrahim died (10AH/632AD).
- Muhammad died shortly afterward in a manner indicating he was not a true prophet (11AH/632 AD).
- Muhammad’s daughter, Fatima, died about six months after him (11AH/632AD).
Deciding Between Jesus and Muhammad
The nearness of death to Muhammad, his son, and daughter raises doubts and appears to be evidence that God judged Muhammad according to his proposed curse.
One of the reasons I’m a Christian and why you should be a Christian too is because Muhammad is dead. Jesus is alive.
Here is another clip (non-Muslim perspective) from a movie “The Life of Muhammad” connecting Muhammad’s proposed mubahala with the death of Ibraham and then Muhammad. This video contains depictions of Muhammad.
You may also be interested to read
Muhammad’s message of Unitarian monotheism was unlike Moses and Jesus
Muhammad taught a covenant that other prophets did not teach (Quran 7:172)
How do you reconcile Muhammad’s Death with Quran 69:44-46?
Was Muhammad a true prophet? If so, can you answer this question?
- “Muslim exegetes have depicted as the “occasion for the revelation” of this verse an episode in which the Prophet proposed to a delegation of Christians from Najrān an ordeal of mutual adjuration (mubahala)” (Jane Dammen McAuliffe, “Fatima” Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān. General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe [Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2005], CD-ROM version).
According to the Islamic account, when Muhammad proposed the mutual cursing the Christian delegation withdrew and chose instead to pay an annual tribute to Muhammad,
“The earliest Muslim sources offer a diversity of details of the discussion which occurs among the Najrān Christians in response to Muḥammad’s mubāhala challenge. In IBN ISḤĀQ, the leader of the Christians is convinced of Muḥammad’s prophethood and thus advises the delegation that cursing Muḥammad would be disastrous. Sīrat al-Nabī, II, p. 422. In MUQĀTIL, the leader simply says that in any scenario, cursing Muḥammad would be disastrous. Tafsīr, VI, pp. 282. AL-ṬABARĪ also transmitted a tradition which indicates ambivalence: according to ‘Āmir al-Sha’bī, the Christians of Najrān initially accept the mubāhala challenge. But when they seek the advice of a wise man from their deputation, he rebukes them: “What have you done? If Muḥammad is a prophet, and he invokes Allah against you, Allah would never anger him by not answering his prayers. If, on the other hand, he is a king, and he were to prevail over you, he would never spare you.” Jāmi‘ al-Bayān, VI, p. 478. IBN SA‘D did not give details of the deliberations, but had the leader respond to Muḥammad, “We think it proper not to curse you. You may order us as you like and we shall obey you and shall make peace with you.” Al-Ṭabaqāt al-Kubrā (Beirut: Dār Ṣādir, 1957), I, p. 358” (Gordon Nickel, “‘A Common Word’ in Context”, 9). See Gordon Nickel, “‘We Will Make Peace With You’: The Christians of Najrān in Muqātil’s Tafsīr,” Collectanea Christiana Orientalia 3 (2006), pp. 171-188).
- To learn more about what Christians really believe about the Trinity and monotheism see “Trinity, Tawhid, and Monotheism“
thoughts on “Muhammad’s Proposed Cursing – Mubahala”
I am a Muslim and this is what I have done to myself: Wallahi, Watallahi, Wabillahi, I swear that Islam is the truth, if ever Islam is not the truth, Allah will guide me into Christianity. Can any Christian take up this challenge vice versa?
The purpose of this website is to demonstrate that Islam is not the truth. This is clear from Islam’s denial of the historic event of Jesus’ death on the cross.
Yes Jesus die , his death is not for fun, but to save us from sin, yes He die but rose up again. Pls get that right
He didnot die.
they (disbelievers) plotted to kill ‘Îsa [(Jesus) عليه السلام], and Allah plotted too. And Allah is the Best of those who plot.
(سورة آل عمران, Aal-i-Imraan, Chapter #3, Verse #54)
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I recommend you read the following:
The Quranic invention of history (Quran 7:172)
The Quranic corruption of history (Quran 4:157-158)
The Quranic corruption of God’s Law (Quran 33:37)
The Quranic Injeel is a corruption of Scripture (Quran 5:46-47)
There is no need for Christians to do that.
We are already convinced that we serve the true God.
I also pray that God will answer your prayer and lead you to Jesus
Around the year 2017, I had a dream found myself in an open challenge with an Islamic Cleric. We were both in a an open place like a stadium where there were multitude of people. I stood as a Christian Cleric and the man stud for Islam. we were both to prove whether Jesus/Chrisainity or Islam is the truly certified by God. So He called to his God (Allah) in front of the multitude to prove and show sign that Islam is the true religion. After all his prayers, there was no sign, nothing happened in the front of the multitude.
There after I was my turn and I was called. In the dream, I knelt down and prayed to God saying “Father proof yourself as the true God and never let your name down”. Before finishing my prayer, there were heavy raining of big snows like heavy blocks and thunders that every body ran away fearing not to be struck down by the snows.
I was so terrified and quickly hid my self in a building. I found myself and my immediate brother in the building and began to pray saying “Father this is to much, please have mercy I do not want people to die under the heavy snow”. As I was praying, fire began to drop from the sky and as fire drop on the ground it burns and write the word “Jesus is Lord” in form of designed grass like that of horticulture. In the end my brother and myself came out of the building we had been hiding and started preaching and baptising people in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
I woke up terrified and crying giving glory to God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I cam from an Islamic background (my parents are muslems) but Lord Jesus gave me a personal conviction.
Those who disbelieve in Islam disbelieve in Jesus Christ. Those who disbelieve in Jesus Christ disbelieve in TRUTH. Those who disbelieve in truth has no place in Paradise. If you believe in Jesus Christ (not Paul and the likes), follow his Periklytos – AHMAD (Isaiah 42:1). Why are people so “blind-hearted”!
Total islamic fabrications. You have zero evidence but your aHadiths to support which many of you select but deny others also Sahihs. So NO Islam have a facade of who He is, grossly misinterpreted by Muhammad. We have literary evidences now with the Apogryphal texts coming up to the surface he has excavated his informations from.
Your reasoning is very weak and your way of language and choice of words is in fact an absolute embarrassment for what you are seeking to defend. It’s an evidently true fact that someone who is confident with what he seeks to approve won’t need to do so by insulting and ridiculing others.
Here are my answers for which I hope to see your replies on this very page (even though I don’t think you haven’t received these basic answers before):
1. Quran 29:57:
Every soul will taste death
In fact everybody dies and nobody is secured or exempted from dying, not even a prophet, like Jesus Christ or Prophet Mohammad. Even Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) -about which we both share the same belief that he is alive- will die someday and attributing his death on that day, -that is bound to come- to his defeat, is absurd.
2. This was GOING TO BE a mutual curse between prophet Mohammad and that Christian delegation which as you said never happened because they asked him that they asked to quit. You didn’t tell the whole story. In fact they were expecting to see prophet Mohammad coming with his army or anything like that. But when they saw that he is coming with his most beloved ones, his 2 grandsons, his daughter and his son-in-law, they understood his confidence in his way and belief and preferred not to take part in this fatal contest- for which I would like to know your own answer to my invitation this time!
3. On the other hand, this was GOING TO BE a mutual curse between prophet Mohammad and that Christian delegation, not between prophet Mohammad and Jesus Christ who are both messenger of one God!! But anyway, do you have enough evidences that none of those guys died before prophet Mohammad or any of his family members which you mentioned?
4. You have profound contradictions even on 1 page! In the passage you say Jesus Christ is now alive but in your reply to Ghaz Al-Malezie you refer to “historic event of Jesus’ death on the cross”.
In the end I would like to pray to God and ask him that if your love in Jesus Christ is a sincere one and far from personal unfaithful purposes, may he lead you to the truth. But if you are here to prevent and distract people from finding the truth, may he keep people safe from harms of you and the guys like you.
Thank you for your response.
#1 We are agreed that it is a historical fact that Jesus is alive. What we disagree about is the historical fact of Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus will not die again.
#2 You are correct that it was “GOING TO BE” a mutual curse. It did not end up being a mutual curse. To my knowledge we do not have enough reliable historical information from the Christians of Narjan to attribute motives as to why they did not take Muhammad up on his proposal.
#3 To my knowledge neither God nor man saw fit to preserve the historical account how the Christians from Narjan and their families died. However, we do have the historical record for how Muhammad and members of his family died. The circumstances of Muhammad’s death is one of the reasons he should not be believed (See my post “Muhammad’s Death“).
#4 There’s no contradiction. Jesus died and rose again from the dead.
I have prayed to God about the truth. Part of God’s answer to my prayers has come through history and what God has done in history. Part of God’s answer about whether Muhammad is a true prophet of God has come through Quran 3 and the circumstances of Muhammad’s death as explained in this post.
Finally, historical facts are not a distraction to those seeking the truth. History is a distraction to those who are evading the truth.
I would like to explain my reasons in several comments, so every body can see them.
Thank you for taking time to read and respond,
1- I read your linked page. There is something we must wait a while and think about. First of all, the action of believing in a person who claims to be a prophet has some presumptions. If we claim to be believers in the religion thought by a divine prophet, it entails the fact that the “unseen” objects, mainly God himself do exist, or there will be a judgment day in which people of the whole history would come back to life again and appear before God to be judged and asked for whatever they have done. So if we are believing in a prophet, we necessarily believe in something unobservable- or at least not-observed-yet! Thus, as a Christian we can’t reject another person’s claim of being a prophet, only by suggesting this fact that he is rejecting the “Tangible” facts. As far as I could understand, this is the main logic you offer on that post. Even, you suggest non-Christians as witnesses of the event. What Quran is offering is that everybody present in the event has mistakenly seen somebody else being crucified instead of Jesus Christ (PBUH); A mistake caused by God’s will to support and save his prophet and making a betrayer to him to look exactly like him and therefore crucified by his enemies. In other words, I’m not rejecting your historical references and evidences. Furthermore, Holy Quran approves what they have “seen”, but claims that the truth was not what they saw and his enemies claimed to have done. This is like the answer the eighth grandson of Prophet Mohammad, Imam Reza (PBUH) offered in a debate with scholars and leaders of Christianity and some other religions. You can watch any of these two short excerpts from a TV series:
Or read these two pages(*):
As seen on those videos, the Jew can’t reject Jesus Christ’s miracles only because they haven’t witnessed his miracles; because they haven’t seen Moses (PBUH) either.
(By the way, I must say I really enjoyed your kindness and respect for non-English-speaking people, especially your humbleness in terms of your own ability to speak in their language.)
Dear friend! let me ask you a question: As a believer in a divine religion and prophet (not as a non-believer whose beliefs won’t go even one step beyond what he can physically “see”!), how would you face a person who claims to be a prophet? Based on Islam, a truly divine man has specific signs. He has either miracles, or is formerly introduced by the prophets or other divine figures before him and meets the criteria suggested by them. The point I would like to figure out is that it is too naive for a scholar in humanities and religions to confine his reasoning to and seek for only physically tangible facts; and furthermore, trying to draw people’s attention on the great tangible differences and gaps with a new way of thinking, without pointing to the reasons behind it or paying attention on other dimensions of the life, efforts, messages, actions and consequences of the person who claims so; i.e. focusing on things like trinity or crucifixion without talking about the reasoning Islam offers for it. You can see an example of this behavior in an excerpt of the movie “The Message”, here:
An example of a person who seeks the truth and devotes his whole life to it is The Persian Salman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salman_the_Persian), an originally Persian who lived at the same time as prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and who converted to Christianity and then Islam, by following what his wisdom told him. I strongly recommend you to read the story of his conversion to Islam, here:
* : I presume after reading this you might think there is an insult to Jesus Christ (PBUH). Of course not! A prophet is innocent and clear of any sins and default. All he tried to express is that if he was a God himself, he didn’t had to pray and fast in the first place! Pray to praise the blessings of himself?!!
Historical and “tangible” facts are what make up the world God created and in which we live. To deny history is irrational. I agree that by believing in God we believe in what is not seen. But you should not believe in what Muhammad said about unseen things when he was wrong about those things that were seen and witnessed.
Muhammad lived hundred of years and miles from the crucifixion. The Quran is unclear about the crucifixion, and I’ve found Muslims are also unclear. The Quran does not offer anything historically better which we should expect, if it were the Word of God. The Quran does not explain who died on the cross, it does not explain whether the disciples of Jesus were deceived, and it does not explain why Allah has allowed the world to be deceived (or did Allah deceive the world?) about this event for hundreds of years. Contrary to Quran 4:157, it is Muslims who conjecture and have no certain knowledge about what actually happened during the crucifixion.
Here are a few questions:
—Who was crucified on the cross?
—Did that person die on the cross?
—Did Allah deceive others?
—Were Jesus’ disciples deceived about the crucifixion? If so, why? If so, did Jesus’ disciples ever come to know the truth about the cross? If so, what is your evidence?
Christians (and non-Christians) agree upon the answers to these simple questions because they are rooted in history. I’ll await your straightforward answers and if none are given, then this will have to be my last response.
I’m glad you don’t reject historical references and evidence. But you also have an obligation to believe it.
You have totally ignored what I have written for you and do not face my reasons; but you just repeat what you have been saying already in the most reckless language possible. “You can’t wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.”
Holy Quran (2:6-13):
Indeed, those who disbelieve – it is all the same for them whether you warn them or do not warn them – they will not believe.
Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for them is a great punishment.
And of the people are some who say, “We believe in Allah and the Last Day,” but they are not believers.
They [think to] deceive Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not.
In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.
And when it is said to them, “Do not cause corruption on the earth,” they say, “We are but reformers.”
Unquestionably, it is they who are the corrupters, but they perceive [it] not.
And when it is said to them, “Believe as the people have believed,” they say, “Should we believe as the foolish have believed?” Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not.
2- I don’t expect that there should be any Christian references regarding this event. Mainly because:
a. It has not happened during Jesus Chris’s time or in where he lived, and therefore not drawing so much attention to itself.
b. It has led to peace, not war and thus not worthy of paying too much attention; let alone the unquestionable unwillingness in the Christian side to tell the complete story to anyone else.
On the other hand, it meets all the above on Islam’s side and that’s why it’s remembered and commemorated by both Shia and Sunni. Also, just as you quoted your references and evidence in the event of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and regarded it as “history”, Islam’s historians would have the right to be accounted at least as reliable as them. You can do a research or simply ask me for numerous Islamic historical evidence regarding Mubahala.
To wrap it up, I don’t expect you to have evidence in this regard or be happy with it at all! But I do expect you to treat the available information with enough wisdom and logic or at least don’t talk about it when you don’t see any clue in it in your favor, exactly the thing that those Christian priests from Najran did.
a.I’m totally sure that God knows everything and nothing never has and never will happen out of his complete knowledge and oversight and this very sentence is the biggest weakness I’ve ever seen with a person speaking on behalf of a divine religion! I honestly hope that I have misunderstood what you meant.
b. About Prophet Mohammad’s death, I guess we should first counsel an Arabic literature specialist, because every language has its own expressions. The expression you named might just mean “I’m in great pain”.
c. On the other hand, in case God’s messenger makes a mistake (which is far from imaginable from divine personalities of prophets like Jesus Christ and Prophet Mohammad) there’s no reason God gives them a single second, before they take another step towards distracting humanity from the right way. You can see this emphasized by the choice of words and the severity of punishments in the verses you quoted from Holy Quran.
d. Your reasoning is not acceptable because it leads to a vicious loop. You take a verse from the book of an assumed-to-be lying prophet, you compare it with a sentence he has said while being severely sick (let alone the quality of your reference and the person whom you quoted), and then conclude that he himself approves that he has “forged a false saying” as described by Quran. It’s like standing on a branch of a tree and cutting the base when you conclude a result that rejects your prerequisite statement.
Not knowing classical Arabic is definitely a setback. My understanding is that different Arabic words are used. However, Muslims who know Arabic well enough to translate the hadiths and meaning of the Quran into English have translated these two Arabic words with the same English word “aorta” (compare the different translations of the meaning of the Quran). And so the fact that different Arabic words are used in the Quran and hadith carries little or no weight assuming that Muslim translators of the Quran and hadith are competent.
Here’s another way to think about this. Suppose a man was making claims that contradicted Islam. In the name of Allah he says, “If he forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah), then We certainly would run him run over with a car.”
Sometime later this man is run over by a truck. This would be an obvious and simple reason to reject that this man was a prophet from Allah. It would be silly to argue about the differences between a car and a truck.
This is why you should rethink Muhammad’s claim to be a prophet.
—Muhammad made false and ahistorical claims about Jesus (e.g. that Jesus did not die on the cross).
—Muhammad’s words in Quran 69:44-46 and at the time of his death indicate he was not a true prophet.
—Muhammad proposed a curse between himself and Christians near the end of his life which also indicate God’s judgment upon him. [↩]
You can refer me to the Arabic sentence which you are referring to.
Also here is what Aishah has admitted before she died: (the 4th paragraph from the bottom on this page):
Which is the text of a Hadith book like the one you referred to. Here Aishah admits that after Prophet Mohammad’s death she has made up various false and baseless quotations on behalf of the Prophet.
I have answered your claim about Prophet Mohammad denying the history and am looking forward to hearing about your idea in that context.
Please don’t hesitate to ask anything else coming to your mind about my answers.
I was referring to the Arabic words translated “aorta” in the Quran and Hadith (Sahih Bukhari 5:59:713). Would you mind giving a short summary of your “answer” to the crucifixion? The historical evidence for it is quite substantial.
The word translated as “aorta” is not the same in that verse of Quran as the one in that Hadith. You can ask anyone with basic knowledge in Arabic.
Having found such a tiny resemblance in such huge references, but unable to grasp the clear answerS explained here; I’m pretty sure the responses I suggest are never enough for someone who is going to copy-paste his earlier post, in the comments section.
4- You are right, there is no logical contradiction by this point of view. Of course as we formerly argued, Islam has another point of view in this regard.
Considering your respect for views of other human beings and your belief in God’s Prophet, Jesus Christ and your attitude in deep research and study, I hope a deeper and fairer research in history leads you to the truth, free from any preconceptions; As Holy Quran with -three emphasizing adverbs!- gives us this hope:
“And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” (29:69)
Amen. Thanks for knowning the truth
That was a nice response by Brother Mahdi, may Allah reward you. Agoerner,I wonder what you gain by writing against Islam, u are already proven to be a liar.You only made mention of the prophet death,Fatima and Ibrahim. But the hadith about this cursing mentions that the prophet came with Hasan,Husayn,Aliyu and fatima to this event with the Christians of najran. This event happened in 630 C.E and you concluded that God allowed the curse to apply to Muhammad in which he died about two years later,Ibrahim also later and Fatima about six month later(funny conclusion). But are you aware of the time of death of Aliyu,hasan and husayn?!……Maybe you don’t know let me tell you.
Aliyu died in 661 C.E(40 AH).
Hasan died in 670 C.E(50 A.H)
Husayn died in 680 C.E(61 A.H)
All died many years after this event, so you and your loser friends that make videos against are clearly losers. You should be sincere even if it is once in your life, this great men died long after this event or are you trying to imply that so because of this event with the Christians none of the family of the prophet should die again?!……They are humans like you and I so they deserve what we all deserve ( food,shelter, etc). Your hatred for the prophet is so great that when you have any means of raining curse on him you would do that without hesitation. I ask you that do u know what the Christians did when the prophet mentioned Mubahala?!…….Let me answer that for you again, They asked Muhammad for peace and it was accepted. Muhammad
extended the hand of friendship towards them, a treaty was signed
and both parties left on friendly terms. So the actual cursing didn’t actually take place. My Christian brother please be wise and sincere. My last question is that if indeed this event of Mubahala was the cause of Muhammad,Fatima and Ibrahim’s death, then why did Aliyu,Hasan and Husayn die longer after?………My dear friend think about what you do, Jesus never taught us to lie.As a Muslim I love and respect Jesus. Bye for now
Thank you Muhammad for your response. You are correct in saying that not all the family members Muhammad brought with him died shortly after the proposed Mubahala (see Gordon Nickel, “We Will Make Peace With You” for discussion of Muqātil’s narrative). You are also correct in saying that the proposed curse did not take place. The point I am making is that the proposed curse of Muhammad appears to have fallen upon Muhammad and some of his family members (a son and a daughter) (see Numbers 16:1-30; 26:9-11). Furthermore, God brought death upon Muhammad in a manner indicating he was not a true prophet.
—The Christians from Narjan and Muhammad did not come to an agreement about the person and work of Jesus.
—Muhammad proposed to settle the differences through a mutual cursing.
—The Christians chose not to curse.
—Death came shortly upon Muhammad, his son, and his daughter.
How does one explain these historical occurrences? Is this a great victory for Muhammad and his followers in their dispute with the Christians? Is this proof that Muhammad was right about Jesus and the Christians wrong? Is this proof that the third chapter of the Quran came from God? As a Christian my answer is, “No.” As a believer in God, I believe God had a hand in all this. God resolved the dispute and judged Muhammad for not honoring Jesus as he ought.
Muhammad’s death and the circumstances surrounding it should give every Muslim reason to reconsider whether he was a true prophet.
Thank you for your pray brother. May Allah and his great prophets be pleased with all of us. Just lets keep in mind how God describes prophet Mohammad’s behavior and attitude:
And indeed, you are of a great moral character. (68:4)
And as the people who love God and love prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and seek to be like him, we have to do our best to stick to his greatness of personality:
Say, [O Muhammad], “If you should love Allah,then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (3:31)
Thus we must be very careful about how we talk and behave in the society and try to represent his great level of politeness and kindness.
This is my first time taking part in a discussion like this but what I have learned from Islam is that the victory in the reasoning battlefields is something totally different from conquering the hearts by watching manners, large-heartedness and amiability -one of the main characteristics coming to mind about Jesus Christ (BPBUH). There are various examples in the history of Islam in which the only reason people have gotten interested in Islam has been just the nobility in the behavior of its leaders (*).
Also lets remind ourselves what God says to his prophet:
So remind, [O Muhammad]; you are only a reminder. You are not over them a controller [=You can’t oblige them to make a choice]. (88:21-22)
Don’t get upset if your point of view is not heard or accepted. We just tell the world of our prophet and do our best to help others and pray for Allah to help us be the way he wants us to be. There’s no personal affair to be settled.
* Here are two examples:
1. Imam Ali (PBUH), a great Islamic figure and a successor of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was on a trip back to Kufa where he lived. On the way was also another man. After a while they started a talk and asked about each other’s identity to get more acquainted with one another. The man introduced himself as a Jew from a village near Kufa and Imam Ali (PBUH) as a muslim from Kufa. They walked until they reached somewhere that the road was divided into two: one to Kufa and the other to the village. Imam Ali (PBUH) didn’t leave the man and kept on walking with him. After a short while the man understood that he has not left him for his own way and asked why hasn’t he taken the road to Kufa? Imam Ali (PBUH) replied that you were my fellow traveller and I escort you for a while so you don’t fall alone suddenly. “Is it your personal way of behavior or what your religion has taught you to pay such a respect for others?” The man asked. He replied that this is an Islamic order. The next day on a trip to Kufa the man saw a familiar man speaking to a large group of people. He asked the people about who he is and found out that he was Imam Ali (PBUH) the Imam of Muslims, in charge of Kufa and the whole Islamic community. His nobleness of behavior touched the man’s heart deeply and he converted to Islam.
2. It is quoted from the authority of Jabir Ibn Abdullah that: “A Jewish funeral was passing from where the Prophet and us were sitting. The Prophet stood up in respect of the dead body. We surprisingly asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Isn’t he a Jew?!” The Prophet replied: “Was he not a soul?!”
May Allah bless you Mahdi, You are really doing a great job. Mr.Agoerner, you are very funny.You claimed that muhammad made the curse, but as you say historically, this cursing never took place. So your conclusion is wrong, let’s look at an hadith that makes mention of this event:-
Al-Bukhari recorded that Hudhayfah said, “Al-`Aqib and As-Sayyid, two
leaders from Najran, came to the Messenger of Allah seeking to invoke
Allah for curses (against whoever is unjust among them), and one of
them said to the other, `LET US NOT DO THAT. By Allah, if he were truly a
Prophet and we invoke Allah for curses, we and our offspring shall
never succeed afterwards.’ So they said, `We will give you what you
asked and send a trusted man with us, just a trusted man.
To conclude from this hadith,they infact feared. So this shows that this Christians were not even sure about Jesus, because if they were they would have accepted,but they didn’t. As a matter of fact, if Muhammad died before Islam wasnt complete or the Quran wasn’t revealed to the end,then I would have agreed with you that Muhammad died due to the acclaimed curse( which never happened).But Islam was already completed,infact the deen was finished to last. So this clearly refutes you.Here is a verse showing the completion of Islam:-
Surah Al-Maeda, Verse 3:
حُرِّمَتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَيْتَةُ وَالدَّمُ وَلَحْمُ الْخِنزِيرِ وَمَا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ بِهِ وَالْمُنْخَنِقَةُ وَالْمَوْقُوذَةُ وَالْمُتَرَدِّيَةُ وَالنَّطِيحَةُ وَمَا أَكَلَ السَّبُعُ إِلَّا مَا ذَكَّيْتُمْ وَمَا ذُبِحَ عَلَى النُّصُبِ وَأَن تَسْتَقْسِمُوا بِالْأَزْلَامِ ذَٰلِكُمْ فِسْقٌ الْيَوْمَ يَئِسَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِن دِينِكُمْ فَلَا تَخْشَوْهُمْ وَاخْشَوْنِ الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ فِي مَخْمَصَةٍ غَيْرَ مُتَجَانِفٍ لِّإِثْمٍ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ
FORBIDDEN to you is carrion, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that over which any name other than God’s has been invoked, and the animal that has been strangled, or beaten to death, or killed by a fall, or gored to death, or savaged by a beast of prey, save that which you [yourselves] may have slaughtered while it was still alive; and [forbidden to you is] all that has been slaughtered on idolatrous altars. And [you are forbidden] to seek to learn through divination what the future may hold in store for you: this is sinful conduct. Today, those who are bent on denying the truth have lost all hope of [your ever forsaking] your religion: do not, then, hold them in awe, but stand in awe of Me! TODAY HAVE I PERFECTED YOUR RELIGIOUS LAW FOR YOU, and have bestowed upon you the full measure of My blessings, and willed that self-surrender unto Me shall be your religion. As for him, however, who is driven [to what is forbidden] by dire necessity and not by an inclination to sinning -behold, God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.
My dear friend sincerely read this verse with clear mind, you cant gain anything in attacking Islam, it doesn’t make sense. Muhammad died a normal death even on his death bed,he informed Fatima that she would be next after him, infact it shows a great miracle of Muhammad ( he predicted the death of his daughter after him). The is no evidence from even the hadith or Qur’an that he died due to curse,Muhammad mentioned about the poison he and his companion were given 4years earlier. He didnt mention any curse,so how can he die of a curse when it didnt even take place. My friend please consider all what you are doing because God is watching, Jesus never taught us to lie.You have no credible proof whatsoever that he died of the curse.My last message I presented the dates of death of Aliyu, Hasan and Husayn and you cant even refute it. Please be careful and dont misinform.
Bye for now and stay blessed.
please, Christian how can be sure about your own faith,how many bible you have.where was the original gospel of Isa (peace be upon him)(Jesus).please bring to Muslim.i can not count how many bible you have.
Christians have only one Bible. It has been translated into many languages and there are different versions. I invite you to read the gospel of Matthew.
(remember) when ‘Îsa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah unto you, confirming the Taurat [(torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be ahmad. But when he (ahmad i.e. Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) came to them with clear proofs, they said: “This is plain magic.”
(سورة الصف, As-Saff, Chapter #61, Verse #6.
There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Satan, except Mary and her child because of the prayer of mother of Mary as stated in Quran
when she gave birth to her [child Maryam (Mary)], she said: “O my Lord! I have given birth to a female child,” – and Allah knew better what she brought forth, – “And the male is not like the female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allah) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.”
(سورة آل عمران, Aal-i-Imraan, Chapter #3, Verse #36)
Mary is highly honoured lady in Islam. Read following verse from Quran
maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imran who guarded her chastity. …..she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord and she was of the Qanitun (i.e. obedient to Allah) .
(سورة التحريم, At-Tahrim, Chapter #66, Verse #12)
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I recommend you read the following:
The Quranic invention of history (Quran 7:172)
The Quranic corruption of history (Quran 4:157-158)
The Quranic corruption of God’s Law (Quran 33:37)
The Quranic Injeel is a corruption of Scripture (Quran 5:46-47)
Now let’s expose all of the arguments raised by this pathetic Christian blogger (A believer in the false cult of cruciFICTION)
The word “Mubahala” means curse but it can also mean withdrawing mercy from the one who lies. We all know that Christians are all liars and they believe in the falsehood of Paul (The Anti-Christ) who preached the falsehood of CruciFiction. The word Mubahala does not indicate that a person who is truthful shall remain forever or become immortal. This pathetic Christian blogger cannot understand this and this is why he is attacking Islam.
The Mubahala which actually never took place actually meant that God shall withdraw his mercy from Christians on the day of Judgement. It never meant that Prophet said to them that we will become immortal. Now let me present proof of this:-
A narration of Hazrat Umar ibn Al-Khtaab has stated:-
“I will never honor them (the Christians) when Allah has humiliated them, and I will never bring them close to me when Allah has expelled them from their MERCY.”
So this means that Mubahala actually meant that God will remove his mercy from Christians on the day of judgement because they believe in falsehood of CruciFICTION and lies of Paul (The Anti-Christ).
Furthermore in the Hadith we can read that God will remove his mercy from Christians on the day of judgement because of all the lies Christians utter:-
“Then it will be said to the Christians, What did you used to worship? They will reply, “We used to worship Messiah, son of God”. It will be said, “You are liars. For Allah has neither a wife nor a son. What do you want now?They will say, “We want you to provide us with water.” But they will fall in hell instead.” (Bukhari)
In the Quran we can read: “Cursed were those who disbelieved among the children of Israel by the tongue of David and Jesus, the son of Mary. This was because they disobeyed and transgressed.” (Qur’an 5:78)
Now obviously this does not mean death. This Mubahala basically means that God will remove his mercy from Christians on the day of Judgement.
Now as far as death of Prophet’s household is concerned, Prophet (SAW) already knew that his grandson will die as a martyr.
Prophet (SAW) could have stopped it from happening. However, he knew that God Almighty has already chosen our Master Hussain (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) as a brave martyr. So, this is the correct way to interpret these texts.
Life and death are tests from God Almighty. It does not necessarily means that death is a “curse”.
In the Qur’an, we can read,
“He who created death and life to test you which of you is best in deed, and he is exalted in Might, the Forgiving.” (Qur’an 67:2)
It is narrated by Tirmidhi:
“Sa’d ibn Abi Waqas (May Allah be pleased with him) said, “O messenger of God, Which of the people are most severely tested? He (SAW) replied, The Prophets, then the next best, then the next best……. (Tirmidhi 2398)
From Above explanation it becomes pretty clear that Mubahala does not necessarily mean death.
One more thing, May curse of Allah be on the owner of this blog.
Another thing, if Christians were honest people, then they would have surely accepted the Mubahala, but they ran away. this shows that they actually knew that Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was indeed a true Prophet. Hadith says that they (Christians) actually knew that early generations of disbelievers perished by the curse of their Prophets. So they ran away from the Mubahala. This just shows the lies and deceit of Christians.
May Allah curse the owner of this blog.
You assume what needs to be proved: Was Muhammad truthful? The simple answer is, “No.” There are many ways to arrive at this truth. One of them is that Muhammad contradicted Jesus. Muhammad is dead and buried.
The truth is that Jesus died an accursed death on the cross. Jesus was buried. Jesus’ tomb is empty. Jesus rose again from the dead. He rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven.
Thankfully, I am no longer under God’s curse and wrath (John 3:36). That’s why Jesus went to the cross and was forsaken by God the Father (Mark 15:34). I pray God would have mercy on you and that you would come to know the truth.
Here is my updated response to the owner of this website:-
One more thing, the owner of this blog thinks that “Mubahala” means “death”. This is totally false. Mubahala does not mean “death”. Mubahala means that the liar will be punished by God. It does not mean death. In fact, death is a gift for a Muslim. This is proven in Hadith here:-
It has been narrated that Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahau’alayhiwassalam) said, “Death is a gift for the believer” (Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabir, Graded Authentic by Mundhiri and Hafiz Haythaymi)
Prophet (Sallalahu’alayhiwassalm) said, “A believer praises his Lord, even at the time of his death.” (Musnad Ahmad 2475)
We can see that this exactly what happened during the time of death. His last words were “O Allah, along with the high companions.” (Bukhari 4437)
So how can the Mubahala be “death” when it is actually a gift for the believer!!??
Furthermore, the Holy Prophet Muhammad himself was given choice by God to live in this world or choose to meet his Lord, so he chose to meet his Lord (See Bukhari 4437).
So, it is quite obvious that Prophet (Sallalahu’alayhiwassalam) was given choice and he could have extended his stay on Earth, but he chose the Highest companion who is God Almighty.
Moreover, the blog owner thinks that son of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu’alayhiwassalm) died after Mubahala. This is incorrect. He died in January 632 AD whereas the Mubahal had taken place in March 632 AD. This means that Ibrahim (May Allah Grant Him Peace) died before Mubahala.
So, the claims of the owner of this blog are totally FALSE.
Even for the sake of argument if we agree that Mubahala took place before Ibrahim (May Allah Grant Him Peace) died, then still this does not prove anything, as death is a test for believer and Prophets (May Allah Grant Them Peace) are tested by God just as the Hadith mentions.
Moreover, why does the owner of this blog ignore the Hadith scriptures that state that Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu’alayhiwassalam) remembered God during the time of death of his beloved son and said that his tears are MERCY for him during the time of Ibrahim’s (May Allah Grant Him Peace) death? (See Bukhari 1303)
Furthermore, the Arabic terms for Aorta in the Qur’an and hadith are totally different. They are totally different aorta with different functions. The one is the ascending aorta and the other one is the descending aorta. These two aortas are disconnected to each other with other body parts. The car and truck analogy is totally irrelevant and ridiculous. The function of the car and truck might be the same but function of aortas are totally different. It is quite ridiculous to compare automobiles with body anatomy.
According to your bible, Jesus of the bible died an accursed death. According to the Bible, anyone hanging on the tree is accursed (See Deuteronomy 21:23). According to the Christian cult, the biblical Jesus was hung on a cross. So now according to YOUR analogy, was the biblical Jesus also CURSED under Jewish law? What is the difference between hanging on a tree and hanging on a cross just like getting hit by the car and truck analogy you used? Furthermore in Galatians 3:13, Paul admits and even blasphemes against Jesus by claiming that he (i.e Jesus) became a curse.
You wrote an article and attacked Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu’alayhiwassalam) and your claims have been already refuted. You forget that Biblical Jesus did not pass the test that was put forth by the Jews.
According to Matthew 27:41-43, Jews said that they would believe him if he saved himself from cruciFICTION. But Biblical Jesus did not pass this test of Jews.
You have proved ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
The man Jesus whether He or not but is alive. He is the one who will raise everyone even Muhammad.