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Qur'aan


Quran is God's final testament to all humanity. The scripture of God was sent on stages, each stage served the needs of a different generation.


Example 1: "Eye for eye"

The Jews were given some laws in the Torah like (an eye for an eye) yet they transgressed this law of equivelance, lost its real spirit of pardon and their hearts turned hard like rocks, killing the prophets and messengers.

[5:13]
It was a consequence of their violating the covenant that we condemned them, and we caused their hearts to become hardened. Consequently, they took the words out of context, and disregarded some of the commandments given to them. You will continue to witness betrayal from them, excepting a few of them. You shall pardon them, and disregard them. GOD loves those who are benevolent.


Deuteronomy 19

You must purge the evil from among you. 20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. 21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.


But at the right time God sent a messenger with a message of pardon and love to balance the extreme they have transgressed into, the messenger was the prophet Jesus with the Gospel.


Quran

[3:49] As a messenger to the Children of Israel: "I come to you with a sign from your Lord - I create for you from clay the shape of a bird, then I blow into it, and it becomes a live bird by GOD's leave. I restore vision to the blind, heal the leprous, and I revive the dead by GOD's leave. I can tell you what you eat, and what you store in your homes. This should be a proof for you, if you are believers.

[3:50] "I confirm previous scripture - the Torah - and I revoke certain prohibitions imposed upon you. I come to you with sufficient proof from your Lord. Therefore, you shall observe GOD, and obey me.



Jesus advocated pardon and forgivness,


Luke 6

27“But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.



Yet even this law of pardon was transgressed by the Christians into total surrender to their enemies, thus they wronged their souls and missed the real meaning of pardon. There was a need for a final message to confirm and clarify these seemingly opposite laws (while in reality there was no contradiction, it is the people who missed the point), and thus God sent us the final testament, Quran to confirm and supersede.


Quran:

[42:40] Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by GOD. He does not love the unjust.

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  The Law of Equivalence

[5:45] And we decreed for them in it that: the life for the life, the eye for the eye, the nose for the nose, the ear for the ear, the tooth for the tooth, and an equivalent injury for any injury. If one forfeits what is due to him as a charity, it will atone for his sins. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the unjust.

 


We can see how Quran confirms the laws of the previous scriptures. So what God advocates is equivelance, however for those who want higher ranks, they better pardon and forgive.

But that doesn't mean to avenge the injustice beyond equivelance, nor does it mean to pardon because of weakness or fear.
It means to pardon when you are capable spiritually of avenging the injustice.




Example 2 : Dietary prohibitions:


Because God knew in advance how the Children of Israel will transgress, He gave them harsh dietary prohibitions in order to punish them,

[16:118] For the Jews, we prohibited what we narrated to you previously. It was not us who wronged them; they are the ones who wronged their own souls. 

Leviticus 11:3

 3 You may eat any animal that has a split hoof completely divided and that chews the cud.


Quran confirms this prohibition and abrogates it by an easier one:

[6:145] Say, "I do not find in the revelations given to me any food that is prohibited for any eater except: (1) carrion, (2) running blood, (3) the meat of pigs, for it is contaminated, and (4) the meat of animals blasphemously dedicated to other than GOD." If one is forced (to eat these), without being deliberate or malicious, then your Lord is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[6:146] For those who are Jewish we prohibited animals with undivided hoofs; and of the cattle and sheep we prohibited the fat, except that which is carried on their backs, or in the viscera, or mixed with bones. That was a retribution for their transgressions, and we are truthful.






Example 3: The Sabbath


God commanded the children of Israel not to work on the Sabbath, they were to work for 6 days and take rest on the seventh, yet they violated this simple command,

Exodus 16

23 He (Moses) said to them, "This is what the LORD commanded: 'Tomorrow is to be a day of rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD . So bake what you want to bake and boil what you want to boil. Save whatever is left and keep it until morning.' "
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27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28 Then the LORD said to Moses, "How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my instructions?



Yet like they did with the law of equivelance, they transgressed and violated the Sabbath, this is well documented in the Bible and Quran. They either did work on that day or prohibited ignorantly even urgent works like the healing Jesus did, they lost the meaning of the Sabbath, which was to control themselves from pursuing material gain on that day (Same like the reason behind fasting).
And thus their judgment was extreme and distorted. Jesus showed them practically that  laws have a spirit, that laws should not be blind, cold laws as they used them. They lost the meaning and Jesus was there to give it to them by God's leave.

Mark 3

 23One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”

   25He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? 26In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”

   27Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
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4Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.



John 7

 21Jesus said to them, “I did one miracle, and you are all astonished. 22Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision (though actually it did not come from Moses, but from the patriarchs), you circumcise a child on the Sabbath. 23Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath? 24Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”



Thus Jesus' mission was to restore the lost spirit and meaning to God's religion, Submission.

Quran confirms the violation of the Sabbath by the Jews,

-God took a covenant from them:

[4:154]
And we raised Mount Sinai above them, as we took their covenant. And we said to them, "Enter the gate humbly." And we said to them, "Do not desecrate the Sabbath." Indeed, we took from them a solemn covenant.

-Yet they violated their covenant and desecrated the Sabbath:

[7:163] Remind them of the community by the sea, who desecrated the Sabbath. When they observed the Sabbath, the fish came to them abundantly. And when they violated the Sabbath, the fish did not come. We thus afflicted them, as a consequence of their transgression.

-The Sabbath was also decreed for the Christians, however they didn't observe it.

[16:124] The Sabbath was decreed only for those who ended up disputing it (Jews & Christians). Your Lord is the One who will judge them on the Day of Resurrection regarding their disputes.



As you can see from  from the above examples, Muhammad was the final prophet who delivered the final updated version of the scripture, Qur'aan.


 

[7:156] "And decree for us righteousness in this world, and in the Hereafter. We have repented to You." He said, "My retribution befalls whomever I will. But My mercy encompasses all things. However, I will specify it for those who (1) lead a righteous life, (2) give the obligatory charity (Zakat), (3) believe in our revelations, and

[7:157] "(4) follow the messenger, the gentile prophet (Muhammad), whom they find written in their Torah and Gospel.* He exhorts them to be righteous, enjoins them from evil, allows for them all good food, and prohibits that which is bad, and unloads the burdens and the shackles imposed upon them. Those who believe in him, respect him, support him, and follow the light that came with him are the successful ones."

*7:157 Muhammad is prophesied in Deuteronomy 18:15-19 and John 14:16-17 & 16:13.  

[7:158] Say,
"O people, I am GOD's messenger to all of you. To Him belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. There is no god except He. He controls life and death. Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messenger, the gentile prophet (Muhammad), who believes in GOD and His words. Follow him, that you may be guided"

  




Qur'aan
is God's final scripture, the final law to be followed by the submitters to God alone. It confirms and supersedes the previous scriptures. Every new scripture confirms and purifies the previous scripture from distortions, as well as updates the laws by more easier ones according to God's plan for the generation under test.

And since the Quran is the final testament, God equipped it with a built in code that guards it from being distorted, the messenger of the covenant Rashad Khalifa was comissioned by God to deliver this proof of Quran The miracle of 19 and purify the scripture, Quran as well as the religion of Submission once and forall from the satanic distortions.



[5:44] We have sent down the Torah,* containing guidance and light. Ruling in accordance with it were the Jewish prophets, as well as the rabbis and the priests, as dictated to them in GOD's scripture, and as witnessed by them. Therefore, do not reverence human beings; you shall reverence Me instead. And do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the disbelievers.

* The Torah is a collection of all the scriptures revealed through all the prophets of Israel prior to Jesus Christ, i.e., today's Old Testament. Nowhere in the Quran do we find that the Torah was given to Moses.

The law of equivelance:

[5:45] And we decreed for them in it that: the life for the life, the eye for the eye, the nose for the nose, the ear for the ear, the tooth for the tooth, and an equivalent injury for any injury. If one forfeits what is due to him as a charity, it will atone for his sins. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the unjust.

    The Gospel of Jesus: Guidance and Light

[5:46] Subsequent to them, we sent Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming the previous scripture, the Torah. We gave him the Gospel, containing guidance and light, and confirming the previous scriptures, the Torah, and augmenting its guidance and light, and to enlighten the righteous.

[5:47] and in order for the people of the Gospel to rule in accordance with GOD's revelations therein. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the wicked.

    Quran: The Ultimate Reference

[5:48] Then we revealed to you this scripture, truthfully, confirming previous scriptures, and superseding them. You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD's revelations, and do not follow their wishes if they differ from the truth that came to you. For each of you, we have decreed laws and different rites. Had GOD willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He thus puts you to the test through the revelations He has given each of you. You shall compete in righteousness. To GOD is your final destiny - all of you - then He will inform you of everything you had disputed.



For an authorized translation of Quran, please check the one by Rashad Khalifa (the messenger of the covenant) which is available on many websites.



Examples from Quran confirming the Bible:


1- Do not say what you do not do.

2- The example of the believers in the scriptures.

3- The good word needs a good soil.

4- How to be God-centered.