Allah’s Annihilation?!

Allah’s Annihilation?! A Reply to the Christian Polemic “The Annihilation of Allah: A Question and Challenge to Salafi Anthropomorphists” (PDF), by yours truly.

From the article:

Before addressing the actual challenge, I would like to mention that I found the title of this Christian polemicist’s tract quite amusing. Here we have a Christian who believes that Prophet Jesus, upon him be peace, was Allah incarnate labelling Salafîs as anthropomorphists. The irony in that should be quite resonant to anyone of sound mind. One would think that Christians would be more deserving of that designation than Salafîs.

Anthropomorphism is defined as “an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics.” This is something that is not necessetated by merely affirming certain attributes to non-human things.

I’m currently considering writing another article, with the help of a friend or two, to tackle the issue of anthropomorphism. One of my friends has already contributed a few quotes we could use for it. I’ve also got a few books in mind to sift through for material, so it shouldn’t be too tough a project if we even get around to doing it. We’ll see though, Allah willing.

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More from Jalal Abualrub

Brother Jalal Abualrub has posted a couple of new articles to his site, both polemics against Sam Shamoun of the Answering-Islam site. The first is titled, The Unchangeability of a God Who Needed to be Changed!, which touches on some of the contradictions inherent in some of Shamoun’s words regarding God’s essence. The second is titled, Modalism or Moodalism!, touches on another Christian concept regarding God’s essence called modalism. Both articles are pretty good reads. Here are a couple of excerpts:

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Jalal AbualRub: Trinity or Octagonity?

How many Gods Do Christians Have?

By Jalal Abualrub (slightly edited)

Christianity is very confusing. Christians admit that Christianity is a mystery. Christians are even more confusing than Christianity. The Old Testament and the New Testament both state that God is one: “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God … Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any” (Isaiah 44:6 & 8); “There is but one God, the Father” (1 Corinthians 8:6), but when Christians read ‘One’, they see ‘Three’. Most of mankind sees ‘One’ when they read ‘One’, but Christians see ‘Three’ when they read ‘One’. They also invoke the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, but only see ‘One’ in this ‘Trinity’! Maybe this is why Sam Shamoun gives this kind of title to this kind of article, The Incomprehensible Nature of God and his Son. Jalal Abualrub suggests changing the title to, The Incomprehensible Nature of Christianity and its Trinity.

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Jalal Abualrub to Debate Sam Shamoun

Firstly, It’s been a while since I posted anything up here and a couple of visitors to my blog who I have contact with asked about my inactivity. I’d like to apologize for the delay. I’ve been kind of busy with a couple of things: one, a long overdue re-editing of Shaikh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbâd’s Rifqan Ahl as-Sunnah bi Ahl as-Sunnah, which was requested by one of the brothers @ QSS (he wanted it finished a few weeks ago). The other is a long article I’m translating, taken from Shaikh Ahmad az-Zahrânî‘s Sharh Alfâdh as-Salaf wa Naqd Alfâdh al-Khalaf fî Haqîqah al-Îmân, on whether or not the deeds of the limbs are part of faith’s root; this one’s still got a ways to go before being completed.

In any case, I thought I’d post up about this debate that’s to take place between brother Jalal Abualrub of IslamLife.com and Sam Shamoun, one of the writers for the Christian Polemic/Apologetic website Answering-Islam.

Information regarding the debates can be found here, while below is an email written by brother Jalal:

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You’ve Been PDF’d!!! (Link Re-added)

With Allah’s praise, I’ve uploaded some of the translations and articles I’ve worked on for QSS to our server (only temporarily, however). I’m posting the links to them here for now, since they haven’t been made available on the QSSC site yet. All of these articles, with exception of one, have already been posted here to my blog, so you won’t really be getting a lot of new goodies, other than getting these articles in the format I intended them to be published in. Enjoy!

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Ignorance, Dishonesty, or Both?

A Reply to the Christian Polemic Mary the Mother of Jesus: A Houri in Paradise?

(PDF Version)

The praise is for Allah, and it is sufficed. May peace be upon His slaves who He has chosen. As for what follows …

After painting a sexually explicit picture for his Christian readers with a long introduction in which he describes the Hūrîs of Paradise, their physical features, and other sexually oriented details pertaining to the pleasures of the Hereafter, this Christian polemicist presents his prized piece of evidence for his attack on Prophet Muhammad (may Allah send salutations and peace upon him), Mary the Mother of Jesus: A Houri in Paradise?: a (clipped) quote taken from Ibn Kathîr’s Qasas (not Qisas) al-Anbiyâ’ which states,

“The Messenger of God … said, ‘God MARRIED ME IN PARADISE TO MARY THE DAUGHTER OF ‘IMRAN and to the wife of Pharaoh and the sister of Moses.’ (Tabarani)” (Ibn Kathir, Qisas al-Anbiya [Cairo: Dar al-Kutub, 1968/1388], p. 381- as cited in Aliah Schleifer’s Mary The Blessed Virgin of Islam [Fons Vitae; ISBN: 1887752021; July 1, 1998], p. 64; bold and capital emphasis [the writer’s]).

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