Message from Nahed Muhammad Mutwalli Exile in Holland.
To all Muslims worldwide where freedom of conscious is respected.
This is a translation from the original Arabic testimonial given by Nahed in 1999.
In the Name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.
We thank you Lord for our gathering today in your name and for your love. We thank you Lord for allowing us to serve you for the glory of your name. We ask you Lord to place your word in our hearts. We do not wish to speak but rather let your Holy Spirit speak in our midst. Allow me to introduce myself briefly.
My name is Nahed Muhammad Mitwali. I was the former principal of the secondary school for girls of Hilmeyat Al Zaytoon in Cairo, Egypt. I was born into a Muslim family. All the members of the family occupied high-ranking positions in the government. As with most Muslims, I hated Christians and Christianity. I used to accuse them of heresy and altering the Holy Bible. I used to persecute them severely and treat them very harshly. I believed that it was my duty to treat Christians this way. Until the day I met my Lord Jesus Christ, he revealed himself to me and because of his tenderness and love, I abandoned totally to him. I left my country, my family and everything for his sake and for the witness to his name. All the members of my family are still living for Islam. I love Muslims very much because the law of the Lord Jesus is one of brotherly Love; and out of love, I addressed three messages to them. In the first message, I present the person of the Lord Jesus from the perspective of the Koran, the Holy book of Islam. When we study the Koran, the Suras or chapters written in the city of Mecca, we find that the Koran confirms the teachings of the Gospel. In Christianity, we donít say anything different. I quote directly the Koranic verses related to Jesus Christ. In the second message, I analyze the status of women in Islam. And the third message, I carefully analyze the Koranic verse that states that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Is that true?
I would like to review with you my first message and to present the Korans (QUR'AN) view of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Koran says that God has chosen Mary, purified her and preferred her above any other women in the world. The Koran did not say anything like this about any other woman in history. The Koran also says that he angels addressed Mary with the salutation. Oh Mary, God gives you glad tithing with a word from him. His name will be Christ Jesus, Al Messiah, Issa, and son of Mary. No mother or child in the whole world have benefited my annunciation. The Koran also speaks about the amazing birth of Christ and of his fatherless ness. There is no one in the world born with out the intervention of a man except the Lord Jesus. The Koran also mentions the miracles performed by Christ. That he spoke from his crib announcing himself as God send. He raised the dead, opened the eyes the blind, purified the lepers and healed all diseases. Moreover, the tradition or Hadith says the hour of judgment will not arrive until Jesus; son of Mary comes down amongst you and gives his just judgment. Meaning that the return of the Lord Jesus must precede the Day of Judgment and that he will judge the whole world. The Koran says that Christ did not die but that God raised him to heaven. My dear brothers and sisters let me ask you this question, "Who else received such testimony from the Koran? To whom was it told that his mother would be Holy and elected from all the woman of the world. The Koran also says that god shows Jesus and him alone to be a sign for the whole world and mercy from God. He will be illustrious in this world and the hereafter and to those closest to God. God gave his own attributes to Christ and to Christ alone; he gave the power of creation. Sura 3 verse 49 says, "I make for you out of clay the figure of a bird and breath into it and it will become a bird." The power to raise the dead and to heal all diseases. God never gave these powers to any prophet. And if I am told that Christ preformed all these miracles by Godís permission, I would reply by saying, but of course. But why didnít God give these powers to anyone else expect Jesus Christ. Unless Christ is Godís spirit and his word deposited in Mary? We observe the Mecca Koran verses recognize the reality of Christ but the ones written in Medina denied Christís divinity. It is a well-known fact that Muhammad -the prophet of Islam - at the beginning of his movement, wanted to rally Christians to his cause but in Medina when his followers increased in number and he increased in strength and power, he denied all his Meccan affirmations about Christ and produced a totally different text and that is totally intolerable. There is another important point; I want to share with you. Some Muslims say that the Holy Bible was falsified; I will then ask them, when was the Bible altered? Before the appearance of the Koran or afterwards? If they say before, I will then reply so why did the Koran refer to the authority of the Bible and describe it many times as the book of God? If they say afterwards, I will then ask why hasnít the Koran, assumed revealed by Allah, and warned them that the Bible will be falsified in the future? We find on the contrary that the Koran recommends Muhammad, the founder of Islam when in doubt to console the previously revealed book, the Bible. Put it another way, if the Bible was altered before the Koran, then why didnít the Koran warn about it before hand but would instead testify to it? And if it was altered after the Koran, it should have warned about it. This accusation of falsification is a very serious one and must never be formulated. These are unfounded accusations against the Bible. Another very important remark, if the Bible is Godís book, how can any human be able corrupt a revelation given by God? Is God not able to preserve his word? The Koran affirms that the Bible, the Torah and the Gospels are revealed. It says specifically the Apostle Muhammad believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord as do the men of faith. Each one of them believes in God and his angels, his books and his messengers. We make no distinctions between one and the other of his messengers. It would be incredible if the Muslims affirmed the contrary.
In my second message, I tackle the delicate subject regarding the woman in Islam. Forgive if what I will say may sound offensive. But it is routed in the noble Koran. And the Sura entitled woman, God gave every Muslim male to right to marry two, three or four woman at the same time. The verse adds, if you fear that you will not deal justly with them only one. Yet is it impossible to be just. I want to awaken the conscious of every man and woman on the subject of polygamy. I want to ask the woman, can you accept that this great mystery of intimacy, which exits between you and your husband be, shared with a second, a third and a fourth woman? And yet, we know how immense is the pain, which inflicts a woman from the least suspicion of her husbandís betrayal. Even out of a simple glimpse of another woman. Can God be so cruel to the point as inducing such suffering to a woman by giving her husband the right to share her marital intimacy with one, two or three other woman? I am convinced that this is not from God. Polygamy is shameful. Some other countries like Tunisia, forbid it all together. Well educated families, reject it also. How can God authorize it? As for me, I leave this matter to your conscious. Another distressing subject for the women in Islam. Divorce. The husband has the right to divorce his wife by pronouncing a simple phrase. "You are divorced" and the poor woman and her children find themselves out on the streets and her married life terminated by one phrase pronounced by her spouse in a moment of anger or after a quarrel. Should a woman live under this constant threat of divorce from her husband? And for any reason? Divorce is a serious matter. Married life is a relation bonding the man and the woman who leave their respective families in order to become one and in order to establish a new home. Hoe can the simple words, "You are divorced?" be enough to destroy a family? Worse than that, if the phrase, "You are divorced" is repeated three times, the husband cannot reconcile with his wife without the aid of an absoluter. What can I say about this absoluter other than shame and disgrace? How can you accept that your wife, with whom you are united with body and soul be given to a stranger in a temporary yet complete marital relationship prior to her returning to you? This is totally unholy and God is holy. I cannot believe that this law emanated from a Holy God. Moreover, in the Mosaic Law, if a man divorces his wife and another man marries her, and then divorces her, it is absolutely impossible for the first husband to remarry her again. Lastly, the Koran, which authorizes a man to marry four women, which your right possess.( Ma-malakat aymanakoum). This expression is well known in Islam and it means that a man can marry four women and any other woman in the service of the family; a servant, a governess or a slave. Any woman who receives a salary from the husband becomes his property and he has the right to have sexual relations with her. Is this sane? And if a child is born from the relationship, what will the childís situation be in the family? What a demeaning situation.
Our Holy God cannot tolerate such immorality. When I was a Muslim, my heart was as hard as a rock and I shut my ears in order not to listen to Godís word in Christianity. But I thank God for the day in which I stood in front of him and begged him to show me the truth. We will all die one day and appear before God, it will be the great Day of Judgment. We will be in his hands and he will ask us, why did you not listen to my words and follow me? What shall we answer him, that we preferred our families above him? As for me, I begged God and said, Lord, guide me and show me the truth. What is important for me is that after my death, you receive me in your eternity, let me walk on the right path. I thank God who enlightened me and revealed to him his son, our Lord Jesus Christ. You completely reject the expression, "Son of God" because you imagine it to be the result of a carnal relationship. You imagine, God forgive me, that God married the Virgin Mary and got a son from her, what stupidity. The sonship of Christ is a spiritual one because God is spirit. God, becomes he is the source of recondity, has given his creations of procreation. How then can he be deprived of reconditiy in himself? God revealed to us that from all eternity, that while being one, he is life, he is love, he is dialogue, he in interpersonal relationships. The only God is Father, son and Holy Spirit. Such is the mystery of the Holy trinity, revealed by the son in the gospels.
Thereís another important topic, I would like to discuss with you now. Paradise. I ask forgiveness from God and from you because I shall now speak of shameful things yet it is routed in the Koran and itís commentary. Woman in paradise are virgins and men have continuous sexual relations with them as per Sura 56 verse 37. And after each sexual relationship, these woman become virgins again. In paradise and in the presence of God. An infinite number of virgins are available for sexual relationship. A paradise consisting of sexual pleasures without end. The Koran also says that in paradise there are young boys of perpetual freshness, I find it painful to elaborate on the description of paradise. Who are those young boys and what do the represent? I have read the commentary written on this subject by Sheik Muhammad Jalal Kishk. In his book entitled, "Thoughts of a Muslim and the subject of Sex." Edited by the Muslim heritage library of the Muslim research institute. I was greatly surprised at what I read and could not read more than 4 or 5 pages from this book that had created great confusion for itís readers. A committee was formed by the Egyptian religious university of Al Azhar to examine this book and to issue its recommendations. It took them a long time to issue their report. On July 22, 1984, this committee declared this book to be in line with Muslim teachings. Yet, in this book, the author affirms, that if a man resists the temptation of pedophilia, on earth as a reward for his self control, he will find boys waiting for him in paradise. I am very much ashamed and unable to discuss the topic further.
How can a Holy God tolerate this terrible sin in paradise? Whoever abstains from a sexual relation from a boy on earth finds this boy waiting for him in paradise. And this boy will be perpetually young; reason and logic reject such beliefs. We all know that this type of sexual pervasion exits in the Arabian Peninsula, to satisfy the perverted needs of the Bedouins, Muhammad, -the prophet of Islam- promised theem these boys in paradise.
My friends, how can you accept and listen to such teachings in your meetings? God will reward us in paradise on the last day after a good virtuous life only. How can paradise consist of sexual activities with woman and boys drinking and eating of birds as well as all kinds of meat surrounded by rivers of honey and wine and milk? Think about it for a moment. I appeal to your judgment. Now, compare it with paradise in Christianity or more accurately, the Kingdom of God or eternal life. Our Lord Jesus revealed to us that we would resemble angels. Our glorified bodies will have no need for any carnal desires, food or drink. Like the angles, we shall not eat, nor drink nor marry. Such is the difference between paradise in Islam and in Christianity.
In Islam, God has 99 attributes or names; a tradition says that if anyone recites them, he will enter paradise. Among these attributes, one of the is "The Greatest" I know that the hundredth name was unknown, God will reveal in prayer and when invoked, God will answer your prayer immediately. I used to recite these divine names but I discovered among them the proud, the powerful, the avenger and I became afraid. God is the Almighty, the Distant, the Strong, the Powerful and the Avenger.
And the Koranic affirmation that we will all got to hell terrified me. The more I read the Koran and dulled into its spirit, the more I became terrified. I read the Koran tens of times, I memorized more than half of it. I read and recited Godís name or attributes many times. There is no God but Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful, The Kind, the Holy the dominator the Helper. Then the following names: The powerful he Avenger and the Almighty and I will become afraid again. But when I saw Christ, understood Christianity and read the bible, I discovered a totally different God. A God who is gentle, good, merciful, and lover of mankind. He gave us His only Son in order to take away my sins and to justify me before him. And if you ask yourself, why is the forgiveness of our sins affected by Christís death, I would reply by saying to you that it is because God is just and merciful at the same time. His justice does not suppress his mercy nor does his mercy suppress his justice. Adam sinned when he disobeyed Godís commands. The Koran also says, because of the seduction of Satan, the serpent, he Adam, at the apple from the tree of Knowledge. Adam sinned and we have inherited his sin. Adamís sin needed a redeemer. My Muslim brothers and sisters, in sacrifice, you kill an innocent lamb and offer it for redemption and you call this sacrifice, "Kabsh ill Fidah" "The sheep of redemption." We can now understand why Christís incarnation was necessary and why our redemption was accomplished by the ultimate sacrifice of himself on the cross. He who according to the Koran was sinless.
I want to deal now with another very important matter. Astonishingly, countless number of verses in the Koran call the believers to kill and go to war. If we examine how Islam spread to the whole world, we find that it was by the sword and Muslims admit this fact. How can God insight murder? The Koran in its entirety encourages Muslims to conquer the world by force by ordering them to kill, kill and kill. Even though it also declares, you have your religion and I have mine. It also affirms, who ever practices a religion other than Islam, is not acceptable. Why is this contradiction? If God wanted Islam to be the religion of the whole world, is he not able to impose it? Why resort to violence? God created us free and he will ask us to account for ourselves on the great Day of Judgment or the resurrection. It also says a deserter of Islam has to be killed. How can God give the right to anyone t kill another person because he does adhere to Islam? Put it another way, how can God give the right to anyone to kill another person who leaves Islam and adheres to another religion? God respects our freedom. How can we tolerate the idea that a man can kill another because he leaves Islam? When exposed to violence, what was Christ attitude, the gentle, the sinless, the life giver, and the healer of all diseases, who exercise the power of creation. When the apostle peter pulled his sword to defend Jesus on the night of his crucifixion, Jesus told him, put your sword in its place. Do you think that I cannot ask my father to provide angles to defend me? I have come for this hour.
Let us compare Christianity with Islam again. Jesus said; when someone slaps you on your right check, offer him the other one too. Then comes Islamís call for war and murder mutilation of the dissident of Islam. Christ asks us to seek the Kingdom of God and not to ask for anything from this world. Seek the kingdom of God and all these things will be given to you. While in Islam, killing, deceit and cheating are prevailing. Our Lord Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross and took away the sins of the world in order to purify the past, present and future generations until the end of time. The Koran also says about Jesus, they killed him not, nor crucified him but so it was to appear to them. What does appear to them mean? The Koran commentators say that God gave the appearance of Jesus, son of Mary to another person who was arrested and crucified in Jesusí place. Is this reasonable? God forgives me when I ask, how can God be so unjust to let someone else die in Jesus place? The Koran admits the God raised Jesus to heaven. Yes, Jesus was exalted but only after offering his blood ad on offering on the cross for the salvation of the world. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the number of followers of a certain religion is not important. What is important is our salvation. Because of my joy, peace and happiness in this beautiful life, I live with Jesus Christ. It is my desire that we too can enjoy the beauty of this life. I want to remind my Muslim sisters about another important matter.
Women in Islam
I mentioned earlier that your husband has the right to marry 2, 3 or 4 wives. Experimenting with them this great mystery of intimacy between both of you. If in a moment of anger he divorces you by repeating the words, "You are divorced" three times, he can not remarry you unless you live a complete married life with a stranger. Imagine how soil is the body of a woman who is sexually abused from one man after the other. Yet, the husband can divorce his wife by announcing a single word and she will find herself and her children in the street. The woman has no right to divorce her husband. Only her husband has the right to divorce. Marriage and divorce are the privilege of the man only. When things go sour between you, marriage can be a prison from which you cannot escape. When the situation becomes unbearable and if you want to obtain a divorce, you have to rely on the legal system to obtain justice while knowing in advance all the complication awaiting you on this difficult road. I want to discuss another important element in Islam. Inheritance, the Koran grants a man, double the share of the woman. How can God permit this? Conceivable in the older times when the man was a sole provider responsible for the family, but things have changed significantly now. Through employment, the woman works hand in hand with her husband. She is educated and career minded. She is respected and has attained the highest levels of careers in society. Why should she be treated as half the man's worth? And how should a woman feel when a man 16 or 17 years old inherits twice the inheritance share of a woman well advanced in age? Another important point, the testimony in the court of justice. The Koran says that the testimony of a man is equivalent to the testimony of 2 women. In case the first woman forgets something; the second woman is there to remind the first one. Who said that the memory of a man is more evolved and powerful than a womanísí? and that in this matter a man is worth two women? We live now in a modern world characterized by the advancement of sciences. There is no proof that a womanís memory is inferior to a manís nor does anything justify the pretension that a testimony of a man equals that of two women. Nothing justifies the rejection of a womanís testimony. Personally, I would like to know hwy the woman holds this position of inferiority. Didnít God know that the woman would be educated and occupy positions of work in the world. In our society, women occupy all positions. She is a physician, a research scientist, a cabinet minister, a prime minister, even a queen and a head of state. How can the woman in Islam be considered half of the man in alls domains? Could God ignore the social evolution of the woman? Of course not and this negative situation is unacceptable and illogical.
I remember when my father died, we had to go to court for the inheritance hearing. At that time I was he principal of a secondary school for girls of Hilmiyit Al Zaytoon in Cairo. I received a BA of Education in Cairo in 1963, the highest qualification in this field. I was accompanied by my 16-year-old nephew in this second year in the secondary school. My testimony as a mature and educated woman, as I needed the presence of another woman to augment my testimony. But the testimony of my 16 yr old nephew was accepted. Is this kind of logic suitable today? In my opinion, Islam was suitable during Muhammadís tribal time when people lived in the deserts under tents and not for our time.
There is another question I want to ask my Muslim sister, are you convinced with the necessity of wearing a veil? What does the veil represent? What is wrong with your hear that you want to cover it? Does it matter if you cover your hair or not? If I am told that covering a womenís hair prevents a man from temptation, I will respond, where is my self-control? My dear Muslim sister, do you know what Christ says in this matter? He says whoever looks at a women to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Sin is a responsibility of both, not of the woman alone. Why does Islam oblige you to cover your self from head to toe so that men are not seduced? Canít men control themselves? Is this reasonable? Why canít men and women observe a proper measure in their attitudes? The women in her clothing style and the man in control of his impulses in desiring women. Why are you obliged to cover yourself from head to toe to prevent a man from looking and desiring you? There is no logic in that. In Christianity, Jesus gives us life, peace and harmony. The women covers her head inside the church only in order to avoid vanity and this has nothing to do with tempting men. Jesus perfected the conjugal relationship by forbidding divorce. Commanding both the husband and wife to leave their respective families, to be united and to become one body and soul. Christ forbade bigamy and as such the Christian spouses life is stable and peaceful. The Christian spouse knows that it is not possible for her husband to bring home another woman to live with her. Also it is not possible for your husband in a moment of anger to repudiate you with a single "You are divorced." He cannot have children from 2 wives at the same time and you all know the enmity, which exists among children from different mothers. I give praise to God who manifested himself to me and for converting me from Islam to Christianity. I give thanks to him for this great grace. I implore every Muslim who has a conscious to respond to it. My Muslim brothers and sisters do not be afraid; the Lord protects us and defends us. Do not be afraid of the sword suspended over your head if you desert Islam. Think of our Lord whom you will meet at the end of time. What are you going to tell him, that you were afraid? Do you think that the Lord is not able to protect you as he protected me in Cairo when I was the well-known principal of a school attended by 4000 students? Every year around 1500 students graduate form this school and are replaced by new ones. Can you imagine the number of people who knew me? They also knew the where a bouts of my residence but the Lord protected me and guarded me.
I now wish to address all the Muslims who live in Europe, Australia, The United States and Canada. I want to tell you, you live in free countries and you are guaranteed freedom of conscious. Why donít you follow the road of reason? Why do you ignore reason and live with old fashion ideas? Why adhere blindly and without any judgment to the old ideas of your ancestors? What is the purpose of reason and logic? Our mind is a facility that differentiates us from all other creatures. Why remain a prisoner of old traditions and prejudices? What is the purpose of education and culture? You now live overseas, take advantage of this fact. The Bible is trust worthy, read it, read it even for cultural reasons. Get acquainted with the words of Christ. Study the contents of the bible and compare for yourselves. I implore all Muslims to open the gospels and to get to know about Christís life. How can you judge someone you do not know? Life up your heart to God and address him in your prayers. Life is too short. 70, 80 or a 100 years, then comes the great day of judgment when all of us will stand in front of the creator to give account of our refusal. What excuse shall we give? I plead to you in the name of god, to whom we all adore, to open the bible, read it and compare for yourselves. On one side, we are recommended to go to war and to kill and on the other we are invited to peace and to share the beautiful life with Christ. The Lord is capable of guiding us to his true light.
I read in the Koran that God orders all Muslims either to embrace Islam or to pay taxes. I ask then my Muslim brothers and sisters everywhere, did any impose on you Christianity or force you to pay a price for adhering to Islam? Did anyone interfere in your life of faith about which religion you are to embrace? God created us free creatures and gave us freedom of conscious. God does not destroy those who worship the sacred cow, he does not harm those who have no religion or deny his existence. How can he authorize the Muslims to force that those who follow another religion to embrace Islam or to pay taxes? Ramadan is the fasting month for the Muslims. I have noticed how most people in Europe or America respect the feelings of the Muslims during this month. They accommodate their fasting rituals by giving them flexible working hours in their work. No one protested against the Ramadan fast. Another point I want to mention to my brothers and sisters, I want to ask you, Is a logical for God to ask the people to fast a whole month from sunrise to sunset and then to share in a banquet without breaking the fast every day? Is this how you share with the poor who can hardly eat anything? If you tell a poor man to fast for 7, 8 or 10 hours and then share in a banquet will he not be delighted to accept? As for me, when I was in Islam, I used to prepare myself for Ramadan two months before it started. I used to fill the freezer with all sorts of meat and to collect all sorts of ingredients for delicious desserts and alike. Fasting in Christianity is totally different from that in Islam. The Lord Jesus did not instruct us on how when how long or what to fast from. He only said, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites who put on a said countenance and disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face so that you do not appear to men to be fasting but to your father who is in secret and your father who sees you in secret will reward you. I would like now to raise another very important point. Life on earth began with the creation of Adam and Eve. They sinned and were expelled from paradise. They were then subjected to the laws of the jungle and the survival of the fittest, which did not respect any right. Then God through his profits gave us his loss. Hence the Law of Moses spoke to God face to face to replace the laws of the jungle. The Koran itself testifies to this. The Koran is close to Mosesí law of retaliation. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Then there are the laws of polygamy and divorce. When Christ came he raised humanity to the laws of monogamy and non-violence. Whoever slaps you on your right check turn to him the other too. Laws of love and peace, void of war, murder or taxes. Christ raised human morality to its summit. He commanded everyone to love and forgive one another. When the Apostle Peter, Lord how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him; up to seven times? Jesus replied, I do not say up to seven times but up to seventy times seven. One should forgive his brother countless times. Jesus also said, if you bring your gift to the alter and then remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift before the alter and go your way, first be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift Jesus also recommended resolving conflicts quickly and amicably. Rather than resorting to tribunals. Our Lord Jesus raised our level of humanity to a very high degree of perfection, both morally and spiritually.
What do you expect the outcome to be? Jesus Christ, the word and spirit of God who has raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind, created from clay a kind of bird, who was born without a father from the most pure woman in the whole world, the Blessed virgin Mary, how then 650 years after him comes a religion which denies what he taught. Ask yourselves this question my Muslim brothers and sisters and once that God raised our morals to a high degree, how can he reduce us back to Islamic laws, which resemble those of Moses? Open your heart and minds my brothers and my sisters in Islam and read the bible in order to appreciate Christís grace. I am sure that the Lord will guide you. Rest assured I am not condemning or defaming Islam because Jesus does not inspire such attitudes. But it is a matter of truth, look towards our Lord and discover how good he is. I implore you to lift up your hearts and to read the bible; the bible is trust worth and has never been altered. Question the false accusations. Finally I want you to examine the two very different personalities that you are faced with. Which one will you adhere to? Consider the following facts: First, Jesus Christ was born from the blessed Virgin Mary without the intervention of a man, Muhammad, the apostle of Islam was born from Pagan parents. Second, Jesus Christ never married, he dedicated himself to his mission. He died on the cross was resurrected and rose to heaven, his life on earth lasted 33 years. Muhammad married numerous women after the death of his first wife, khadija, who was the cousin of a Christian priest, Waraía Bin Nofal, a very well known personality in the Muslim tradition. Waraíqa blessed khadijaís marriage with Muhammad who could be considered a Christian spouse.
Muhammadís initial teachings and behavior resembled that of Christians. His monogamous marriage to khadija lasted 25 years, he did not dare marry another woman while khadija was alive but after her death, he married several women. One of these was Aisha, a six-year-old child when he engaged her and 9 years of age when he consummated the marriage with her. He was around 53 or 54 years old. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, if you had a 9-year-old daughter, would you give her in marriage to a man in his 50ís? Where is the mercy in the marriage? I asked some Muslims about this marriage and their reply was that Muhammadís motive was to teach her about the Koran and religious traditions. Aisha herself recorded many hadithís. I replied, is this the ideal way to transmit tradition? Wouldnít have been preferable to gather a number of children and to teach them these traditions without engaging them in a sexual relationship? Regarding Zainab, daughter of Gahsh who was the wife of his adopted son Zaid bin Haritha, God revealed a special verse in the Koran god revealing to Muhammad the desire in his heart to marry her. It said, "But you did hide in your heart that which God was about to make manifest." You did fear the people, then when Zaíid had dissolved his marriage with her, would join her in marriage to you, in order that in the future there may be no difficulties to the believers in marriage with the wives of their adopted sons. And Godís command must be fulfilled. Muhammad then married this woman and abolished the custom of adoption so that he would not be accused to marrying the wife of his son. Muhammad married numerous widows woman. The most flabbergasting is the verse that God himself gave the verse to Muhammad the right to entertain sexual relationship with any faithful woman who offers herself to him. Is this possible? If 10, 20 or 50 women, offered themselves to him, they became his own. No, no, this is not possible. Third, Jesus Christ, never went to war and never carried a sword. At the moment of Jesusí arrest, one of his disciples tried to defend him with the sword and Jesus told him, put your sword in its place for all take with the sword will perish with the sword. Jesus calls us for peace and love while Muhammad preached murder, wars, military conquests and alike. Fourth, during his life on earth, Jesus Christ never desired a woman or anything in this world, where as Muhammad, according to a tradition that says, should his shadow or sight fall on any women, that woman must become his wife in order for him not to desire her in vain. Is this logical? Fifth, Jesus Christ offered himself as a sacrifice on the cross to take away our sins and then rose to heaven, whereas Muhammad died poisoned. I would like to comment on this fact. Christianity teaches that for the true believers in Jesus Christ, poison or any deadly material can not affect them, but Muhammad, the apostle of Islam was challenged by a Jewish woman who put poison in a small cooked lab and served him, convinced that if is really an apostle of God the poison will not harm him. Muhammad died at the age of 60 as a result of that poison. Previously another Jewish women thought that if Muhammad were really an apostle of God then magic would not affect him. She induced a spell on his comb and when Muhammad used it, he lost his hair and memory. Tradition reports that he would forget which wife he slept with last because he had 15 of them to satisfy. Dear brother and sisters in Islam, you now have two very different personalities facing you. The first one is the Lord Jesus, son of the blessed virgin Mary, he preformed numerous miracles, preached peace, forgiveness and love, he never married or carried a sword, he died on the cross for our redemption, was resurrected and rose to heaven. The second is Muhammad, born of Pagan parents, he claimed to have a mission from the arch angle Gabriel, and he enjoyed all of lives sexual pleasures and desires, was a warmonger and died poisoned. Whose message will you accept? It is up to you to decide. The number of people who adopt Christianity does not matter to us. We will all have to account for our deeds to God on the Day of Judgment, that is the essential point. I worry about my Muslim brothers and sisters and whom I loved and whom I lived with for 45 years. Many members of my family and friends still live in Islam and I appeal to their hearts. I want them to discover Jesusí attracting light and the grace of being a Christian, he is capable to attract you and to enlighten you so that you can discern the truth. All that I desire is that you taste the grace of our lord and savior Jesus Christ and to be saved because the end is near and life is too short. The day will come when you will have to account to God for you life. May god enlighten you and reveal the truth to you so that you recognize Jesus Christ the savior, son of the LIVING God. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the light of the world and there is no way to reach God except through him. Amen.
Prayer by Nahed
"In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy spirit, One God, Amen."
We give thanks to you our God for our Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you oh Christ for attracting us to your amazing light, we thank you for the cross by which you saved us from our sins. For your precious blood by which you washed us and purified us. We thank you for your holy name, for your peace and love and for your promises to us. Lord Jesus, you are faithful to your promises, you assured that whatever we ask from the father in your name would be granted to us. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus the blessed the almighty, I implore your light upon all people. Father, let them know that you are the true God and come to you. Allow them to recognize their only savior, Jesus, the way, the truth and the life. There is no other name under heaven given to men by whom we are saved. I pray to you Lord for my brothers and sisters in Islam and for all the people I know and for all the people your hands have created. Let them knows you and follow your way and reach you. I give you thanks for you abundant salvation and your admirable light. To you be all glory and honor forever and ever Amen.
In my testimony I refer to several passages from the bible and from the Koran, I will give the references now.
From the Koran
About the Virgin Mary, the virgin birth of Christ and Jesus speaks from the crib: Sura 3 verses 42, 45, 46, 47 and 49.
Jesus raised to heaven: Sura 4 verse 158
Jesus being signed for world and mercy from God: Sura 23 verse 50 and in Sura 3 verse 45
Jesus godís spirit and his word deposited in Mary: Sura 3 verse 45
Torah and Gospels revealed from God: Sura 2 verse 285
About women: Sura 4 verse 3
Regarding the absoluter: Sura 2 verse 230
Regarding women that your right hand possesses: Sura 4 verse 3
About paradise and virgins: Sura 38 verse 52
About young boys of perpetual freshness: Sura 76 verse 19
Another description of paradise: Sura 55 verses 54 and 56 and Sura 52 verse 19
About Jesus crucifixion: Sura 4 verse 157
Jesus raised to heaven: Sura 4 verse 158
Muhammadís desire to marrying the wife of his adopted son: Sura 33 verse 37
Muhammadís right to entertain a sexual relationship with every woman that offers herself to him Sura 33 verse 50
From the Bible:
Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her Matt Chapter 5 verse 28
About Christian fasting: Matt. Ch 6 verses 16-18
An eye for an eye; tooth for a tooth: Exodus Ch 21 v 24
About non-violence: Matt Ch 5 v 39
About forgiveness: Matt ch 5 vs. 23 and 24 and Matt Cp 18 vs. 21 and 22
Bout resolving conflicts amicably Matt cp 5 v 25
About non-violence: Ch 26 vs. 52