Islam and the End Times

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My prayer for Muslims is that they meet Christ personally as testified in More Than Dreams. I pray Christ reveal Himself to you in a personal way and you understand more of what the Bible says. This page is an examination of history and beliefs of Islam I have learned of and how I believe they may play into what the Bible tells of the future.

Significance of the color green in Islam:

“Green is the symbolic color of Islam. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH, peace be upon him) wore a green turban, and green is believed to have been his favorite color. Green was also the color of the banners used on the battlefield and the color of the first Islamic flag. The Quran and the Hadith, the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, describe Paradise as filled with green: the people of Paradise ‘will wear green garments of fine silk [The Noble Quran, 18:31].’ Islam also considers green significant because it is the color of nature. Therefore, green is popularly used in the flags of Muslim nations, as well as in art and architecture. Mosques are frequently decorated with green tiles.”

Islamic green: Wikipedia subcategory of the color green defined

“It is the shade of green used in the Flag of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. Green symbolizes Islam because the tribe of the Prophet Muhammed had a green banner and because green represented paradise (the Persian word for garden) to desert dwelling Bedouin tribes when they gathered at an oasis.”

International flags for Islam:

Unless one takes a plain green banner (similar to Libya’s) as a broad representation of Islam (said to have been borne by the Prophet Muhammad PBUH), there is not an Islamic flag. The best representative body here would be the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1990. Photos from that time show a green flag, edged all around with white (though this may simply be a fringe, the sort of wide fringe often seen on Saudi flags), with a large white circle in the center, upon which is a red crescent, points up, and within the crescent the name of the body in calligraphic Arabic. Beyond this, there is of course the Arab League, but this is ‘Arab’ and not ‘Islamic.’ ”

Significance of green in Islam or Arab culture:

“Green is the color of the prophet's cloak and as such is considered a ‘Pak’ meaning pure color in Arabic. Traditionally Green is not worn such that you do not inadvertently abuse the color by sitting on it or touching your feet to it etc. Women do not wear green during menstruation. There also is an association with the green oasis in the desert. It is live giving. Finally have you noticed how many Islamic banks have green in their logo?”

Islam, The Pale Horse?

Taking the above information on the significance of green in Islam, let's examine an interesting possible connection with Bible prophecy.

Revelation 6:7,8
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

4th Seal (Green Horse)

PaleG5515 (greenish, verdant (Green with vegetation; covered with green growth. Lacking experience or sophistication; naive), dun-colored)

Rider's name is Death, and HadesG86 (the place (state) of lost departed souls) accompanies him.

A powerful capacityG1849 (token of control, delegated influence, superhuman, potentate) was given to them over 1/4 part of the earth, to kill with cabersG4501 (long and broad cutlass), hunger, death, venomous beastsG2342 of the soilG1093 (symbolic for chemical weapons?)

Iran clerics rebuke Ahmadinejad over ‘hidden imam’ (May 7, 2008) - Clerics have told President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stick to more worldly issues after he was quoted as saying the “hidden imam” of Shiite Islam was directing Iran. Ahmadinejad has always been a devotee of the Mahdi, the twelfth imam of Shiite Islam, who Shiites believe disappeared more than a thousand years ago and who will return one day to usher in a new era of peace and harmony. But in a speech to theology students broadcast by state television on Monday, Ahmadinejad went further than ever before in emphasising his belief that the Mahdi is playing a critical role in Iran's day-to-day politics. “The Imam Mahdi is in charge of the world and we see his hand directing all the affairs of the country,” he said in the speech, which appears to date from last month but has only now been broadcast. “We must solve Iran's internal problems as quickly as possible. Time is lacking. A movement has started for us to occupy ourselves with our global responsibilities, which are arriving with great speed.” Two leading clerics retorted that Ahmadinejad would be better off concentrating on Iran's social problems -- most notably its double-digit inflation -- than indulging in such mystical rhetoric. “If Ahmadinejad wants to say that the hidden imam is supporting the decisions of the government, it is not true,” sniped Gholam Reza Mesbahi Moghadam, the spokesman of the conservative Association of Combatant Clerics. “For sure, the hidden imam does not approve of inflation of 20 percent, the high cost of living and numerous other errors,” he said, according to the Kargozaran daily. Ali Asghari, a member of the conservative Hezbollah faction in parliament, told the president not to link the management of the country to the imam. “Ahmadinejad would do better to worry about social problems like inflation ... and other terrestrial affairs,” Etemad Melli daily quoted him as saying. Since becoming president in 2005, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly stated that his government is paving the way for the return of the Mahdi and chided his foes for not believing that his return is imminent.

Al-Mahdi and the Antichrist End Times in Islam and Christianity (and how they are related)

Thus far, we see that al-Mahdi will suddenly be recognized, and then some leaders will pledge allegiance to him, and due to a miraculous event, many more leaders will then come and follow to him. This news will spread very quickly among the Muslims and many more Muslims will then come and pledge allegiance to him. This meteoric rise to power of a leader will be unprecedented in the history of mankind.

Let's pause a moment and consider the implications of this event. Today, there are an estimated 1.3 to 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. And if only 10% of all Muslims were to join this army, we will see 130 to 150 million Muslim mujahideens (those who participate in jihad). Given that Muhammad exhorted all Muslims to join and support them (and assuming only the able-bodied and adult ones can actually join), the size of this coming Muslim army is still considerable, running in the hundreds of millions. No nation in this world has such a large army. One can easily imagine that very very few nations can stand against this large army...

Al-Mahdi will exude a charisma, charm, and as we shall also see, persuasiveness, that many will find impossible to resist. As a result, many people will willingly come under his rule and become Muslims as al-Mahdi and Isa make Islam the only religion in this world...

Al-Mahdi will probably not have any problems since the Muslims have already pledged allegiance to him and also believed that he is rightly guided by Allah (hence, his title of al-Mahdi). This means all those legal disputes will probably be resolved under his direction.

Another important aspect of Shar'ia relates to the calendar. Muslim nations use the Islamic calendar that dates from the Hijra (the escape of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina). Thus, Islamic dates are labelled as A.H. (after Hijra) instead of A.D. (Ano Domini, latin for “in the Lord”). The Islamic Calendar is totally lunar in nature and has no intercalation to synchronize with the solar year (unlike the Jewish or Chinese luni-solar calendar). When al-Mahdi implements the Shari'a Law over his empire, it is a given that he will also use the Islamic calendar.

Muslims believe that Israel will be defeated and the nation of Israel wiped out. Muslims consider that Jerusalem will be the future headquarters of al-Mahdi's caliphate. 'The flourishing of Jerusalem will happen by the hands of Muslims, by the will of Allah, after it will be retrieved from the Jews.' | A. Hijazi

The relationship with the Jews is at a boiling point today, due especially to the establishment of the modern nation of Israel. Some Muslim nations do not recognize Israel, and some make no pretense about their desire to completely annihilate Israel from the world map. The Sahih Muslim contain a number of hadiths that describe what will happen to the Jews under al-Mahdi:

(Muhammad said:) The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; (Sahih Muslim 41.6985. Also, Sahih Muslim 41.6981, Sahih Muslim 41.6982, Sahih Muslim 41.6983, Sahih Muslim 41.6984)

This hadith paints a very dire picture of the Jews at the End Times. This particular hadith is often recalled by many terrorists like al-Qaida and others. It is also taught in Saudi school textbooks and in sermons in the mosques around the world. Given the strong sentiments against Jews in the Middle East, this hadith is a clear statement of what will happen to the Israelis the moment Israel lapses in her defenses. The recent war in Lebanon has also destroyed the myth of invincibility of the Jewish army, and so Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria, Iran and other groups are probably even more emboldened in the future. This means a coordinated effort by the Muslims to destroy Israel is becoming more and more a not-too-distant reality.

Consider for a moment, the jurisdiction of al-Mahdi. Once he united all the Muslim states, consider the map of his empire. This region contains more than three quarters of the world's known oil reserves (the only significant one outside this is Canada, in the form of tar sands that are very expensive to extract). At the record high price of oil today, a lot of wealth is already going into the oil-producing countries. Without oil, the world's economy will grind to a halt and so the entire world will become very dependent on al-Mahdi's Caliphate. Al-Mahdi will have much greater clout than Saudi Arabia in the 1970s (during the Oil Crisis).

Having examined the hadiths and teachings about Al-Madhi, we now summarize what we know about al-Mahdi from the above discussion.

  • He will be Islam's deliverer.
  • He is to be a descendent of Muhammad.
  • He is to bear the name or some variant name of Muhammad.
  • He will look like a Bani Israel.
  • He will lead the Muslims and wage jihad against them rest of the world.
  • He will rule over the world.
  • He will cause Islam to be the only religion in the world and rule with Islamic Law.
  • He will unite Islam (2 horns?)
  • He will be much loved by the world.
  • He will conquer the Jews and slaughter them.
  • He will set up his seat of authority in Jerusalem.
  • He will rule for seven years (or 8, or 9).
  • He will make a treaty of seven years with a person of priestly lineage.
  • He will possess and distribute wealth to the Muslims.
  • He will discover a new Torah, Gospel, and the Ark, and will use them to argue and persuade Jews and Christian, and cause many people to follow him into Islam.
  • During his rule, there will be good rain, great harvest and crops."

The article goes on to connect this Mahdi with the antichrist of Bible prophecy. I believe the article's section on the Biblical antichrist has some problems such as the use of Daniel 8 to describe the future man of sin, which I believe is speaking of historic fulfillment in Antiochus IV Epiphanes who performed the first abomination of desolation in 167BC. The author also uses Daniel 11 prior to verse 35 to point to the future antichrist while I believe those also have historic fulfillment in Antiochus IV. The author also seems to associate Ezekiel 38 to the antichrist due to the attack on Israel and the previous look at the Muslim attack with black flags. The author also states the abomination of desolation is the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem. So for the points the author brings up supporting a link between the Mahdi and the antichrist, I can see other possibilities that fit more with current events.

For me, I currently still hold that the events in Europe are significant enough to show a Western political infrastructure that will be the antichrist's kingdom, the fourth kingdom and revived Roman Empire, that will have elements of Islam mingled with it. Daniel 2:41-44 I believe that the 12th Mahdi will be the false prophet of Bible prophecy and will "correct" the interpretations when he arrives from a well in the earth to point all worship to the man of sin and bring Islam under him to be his hands and feet of enforcement of his policies. This could include a kind of Shar'ia law and it is clear that beheading is the method of execution the Bible stipulates for those that refuse to worship the beast.

My main reason for this is that I hold the Bible as infallible, written by the Holy Spirit through the prophets, while everything else is best guesses. The Bible has a 100% accuracy to date and I don't see that changing. The Koran was derived from its text and that of the Torah with some other doctrine put in as well. I'm sure there was inspiration involved in its writing too, but not from YAHWEH or the Holy Spirit. So I am led to accept what the Bible lays out and view what the hadiths and Koran describe as possibilities that must be put in context of scripture. As the article says, when the Mahdi appears suddenly, what he says will be accepted, even if it is not what Muslim scholars have been interpreting all these years. I do believe Islam will have a large role in the end times under the kingdom of the man of sin though, and any who refuse will be killed just like any Christians or Jews that refuse to worship him, he is given power by Lucifer for 42 months and will not be stopped.

Is it possible that Islam and the West could become integrated in some way such that the political structure of revived Rome would unite with Islam? The power of signs and wonders in today's world should not be underestimated, and these are a big part of the coming landscape. There is also a push for ecumenism in the name of peace among religions. From Fethullah Gülen's website, How to Interact with Followers of Other Religions:

“God-revealed religions strongly oppose disorder, treachery, conflict, and oppression. Islam literally means ‘peace,’ ‘security,’ and ‘well-being.’ Naturally based on peace, security, and world harmony, it sees war and conflict as aberrations to be brought under control. An exception is made for self-defense, as when a body tries to defeat the germs attacking it.”

My view of the 12th Mahdi being the false prophet requires a future integration of Islam into the West either through ecumenism or a change in Western times and laws to appease Muslim integration to the New World Order. Fethullah Gülen seems to be headed in that direction of bringing Islam and the West together more. This is also the goal of the Alliance of Civilizations, also introduced by Turkey.

Another interesting thing I read from History of Muhammad & Islam:

The Hadith, Bukhari, Vol 2, No. 167
The sun eclipsed and the prophet jumped up terrified that it might be the Hour (of Judgement).

I think this is interesting because the sixth seal includes the sun becoming black as sackcloth. It is when the men of earth recognize God's wrath coming. It seems Muhammad had the same idea and it scared him. This is the day of the Lord.

Revelation 6:12-17
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Islam’s fight with the world:

Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985
(Muhammad said:) “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him...”
Sahih Bukhari Volume 9, Book 84, Number 59
Allah's Apostle (Muhammad) said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’”
Surah 9:29
Fight those from among the people of the Book, who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor hold as unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have declared to be unlawful, nor follow the true religion...

Islam's preferred execution method:

Abu ‘Ubayda told me on the authority of Abu ‘Amir the Medinain, when the apostle (Muhammad) got the better of the sons of Qurayza he seized about four hundred men from the Jews who had been allies of Aus against Khazraj, and ordered that they should be beheaded. Accordingly Khazraj began to to cut off their heads with great satisfaction.

Surah 47:4
When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads.

A most compelling proof that Muhammad taught his followers to advance the cause of Allah by the use of the sword, is provided by the example of his immediate successors, known as Califs. They followed his intense fanaticism in waging relentless wars of conquests against Christians, Jews, and pagans. In a relatively short time they carved an enormous empire for themselves. At the height of their power, the Muslims' territories stretched from northern Africa and southern Europe in the West to the borders of modern India and China in the East. Their battle cry was: “Before you is paradise, and behind you are death and hell.” link

Joel 2:1-3
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

I believe this is talking about the time just after the abomination of desolation, when 2/3 of Israel will be killed. Zechariah 13:8,9 This is the reason Christ warned those in Judea to run for the mountains. Matthew 24:15-22 I believe Islam will play a big part in what happens after the abomination of desolation. They are expecting a time where the rocks and trees cry out there are Jews behind them. Islam at it's core is looking forward to killing all the Jews. Those who are a part of Islam and don't hold this view, don't take their Koran seriously, because that's what it says. If they believe their book is inspired by Allah, then they too will look forward to the day when they can kill the Jews and all those who refuse to bow before Allah.

Revelation 6:7,8
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

The Islamic Tide

The Muslim “street” in the Middle East has a saying. “First comes Saturday, then comes Sunday.” According to Brigitte Gabriel, a survivor of the Muslim terror in Lebanon, this saying means, “first we fight the Jews, then we come for the Christians.” It must be admitted, of course, that Muslims haven’t waited for Israel’s defeat to begin attacking Christians.” Once upon a time the peaceful Christians of Lebanon built a democracy with open borders in the Middle East, and the Muslims destroyed it. They couldn’t help themselves. One day they began murdering Christians until the country was no longer recognizable. Christians fled the rubble of their homes. The same situation is now repeating itself in Iraq. The New York Times Headline story on October 17 was, “Iraq’s Christian Minority Flees As Extremist Threat Worsens.” As reported in the Times, Christian churches in Iraq are regularly bombed, Christians are assassinated, priests are kidnapped and beheaded, and hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled their homes and abandoned their businesses. more...
I am reminded of Revelation 12:13-17 and how the dragon goes after the Jews only at first and it isn't until he can't get them anymore that he goes after the remnant of her seed and those holding the testimony of Christ. But his primary goal is destruction of the Jews. This is what Satan and Islam appear to have in common. Remember Joel 2:1-3?

Glen Beck: Extremist Agenda Exposed | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 |

The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustionWe shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” | Albert Pike In 1871 letter to Mazzini
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto-determination practiced in past centuries” | David Rockefeller in an address to Trilateral Commission meeting, 1991
“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” | David Rockefeller

“Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” | Walter Bernays, Propaganda - 1928

“Today, America would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all people of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the world government.” | Henry Kissinger (Bilderberg Conference 1991 Evians, France)
“The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened.” | Joseph Stalin
“For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” | David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2002 (Random House, New York, 2002) Chapter 27, page 405

Islam & Freemasonry

Islam & Freemasonry - This is a presentation to encourage Muslims that Islam and Freemasonry are compatible.

A Muslim’s Perspective on the History of Freemasonry - From the website: “It is important for Christians to understand that Islam is a quasi Christian belief . Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a pagan living among Catholic’s – the only Christian faith of the late 6th and early 7th centuries – who was unable to accept some Catholic teachings but recognized the validity of much contained in the Catholic faith. Rejecting paganism for the false beliefs contained therein, he extracted those teachings of Catholic doctrine he could readily accept and formed a new religion based upon a simplified version of the true faith.”

History of Freemasonry Part 1 28:03 min. | Part 2 29 min. 

About 18:21 min. into the second clip, the aspect of Islam is presented. It shows the battle between Islam and the Freemasonic west. It is clear the audio above is from an Islamic perspective, but it lays out the Freemasonic controls well. I think it well demonstrates the kind of methods used to gain adherents as well as join in the fight against the West. There is an anger that comes in learning of the wickedness of men. For Christians, we are not to get angry because God's wrath is coming to deal with these. We should always stand for right without doing wrong to do it. However, this spurring of anger in Islam is exactly what the plan has been since 1871:

“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the ‘agentur’ of the ‘Illuminati’ between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” | Albert Pike

There have been secret plans linked by common desires spurred on by the spirit of antichrist from all places in the world that will lead all their believers to worship one man when he declares himself god and has many signs and wonders such as calling fire from heaven. This is where the one world religion is headed and so the secret societies are all linked and usually responsible for the political shifts of history. To what end? The New World Order headed by the antichrist. I believe Islam's adjustment in focus to him will come through the 12th Mahdi, the beast from the earth.

After Gog/Magog, many of the extremists will be wiped out. That will leave those more moderate Muslims presented in part 6 of the videos above who are speaking out for stopping the violence. I believe this will lead to the peace needed to rebuild the temple and set up for the abomination of desolation. Some time before that, the 12th Mahdi will present himself at the breaking of the fourth seal. Once the 12th Mahdi gains the following of all of Islam, 1/4 of the earth will be under his power to kill by the sword. With signs and lying wonders, they will worship the antichrist and when he tells them to kill every Jew where they can find them, I believe they will. The Time of Jacob's Trouble will then begin as the bride prepares for the coming of the Lord!

Is the Qur’an Pure? Why did Muhammad’s close companions write unique versions of the Qur’an?

In Volume 6, Book 61, Number 510, the story about Muslim soldiers arguing about different versions of the Qur’an reads as follows: [Search on the referenced site to find the number "510" if you want to verify the written literature].

“Hudhaifa was afraid of the different recitations of the Qur’an, so he asked ‘Uthman, ‘O chief of the Believers! Save this nation before they differ about the Qur’an as Jews and the Christians did before.‘”

In response to the request, the Caliph Uthman sent a message to Hafsah since she had the most important original manuscript sheets collected about 634 CE. We find written:

“Send us the manuscripts of the Qur’an so that we may compile the Qur’anic materials in perfect copies and return the manuscripts to you.” Hafsah sent copies to Uthman.

Caliph Uthman had men who knew the Qur’an to assemble it again. We find written:

Uthman then ordered four men to rewrite the manuscripts in perfect copies. After this had been done, the Hafsah codex was returned to her. “Uthman returned the original manuscripts to Hafsah.”

Having obtained this new version, Uthman ordered all other Qur’ans to be destroyed by fire. We find written:

Uthman sent to every Muslim province one copy of what they had copied, and ordered that all the other Qur’anic materials, whether written in fragmentary manuscripts or whole copies, be burnt.

This means that drastic changes occurred. After all, “Why were the other copies and fragments ordered to be burnt?” The answer is found in the original statement:

“Hudhaifa was afraid of the different recitations of the Qur’an”

Hudhaifa did not want different versions of the Qur’an. To Hudhaifa, unity of the Qur’an meant unity of all Muslims. If Muslims troops were not united, Islam would crumble.

Since all other copies of the Qur’an were ordered to be burned, what was wrong with them? Is the Qur’an pure as believed by modern day Muslims? Since the decision to burn all other Qur’ans was politically motivated, the Qur’an of today reflects the political whims of early Muslim political leaders, not the prophet Muhammad. Questions like this will never be answered. But it is certain that the Qur’an of today is not the original Qur’an recorded only 2 years after Muhammad died. It is certain that the Hafsah codex would have been the most accurate and original Qur’an of all time. But Muslim political leaders made sure that it was destroyed. So what actually happened in the early years of Islam?

The Koran vs. The Bible: Religious Belief Comes From The Respective Holy Book

Here are just a few passages taken from the two books that are the basis for the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Look at the message behind them. To begin however, does Islam worship the same God as Christians?

The Qur’an, 5:88-92
“The most gracious has betaken a son!” Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous! At it in the skies are about to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin, that they attributed a son to the Most Gracious, for it is not consonant with the majesty of the Most Gracious that he should beget a son.
Sura 112:2,3
God is the Eternal! He begets not and is not begotten!
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Acts 13:33
God ..hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
1 John 2:22,23
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

NO. According to the Bible, Islam is of the spirit of antichrist. Taking the remainder of scripture into account, we who accept Yeshua should act like Him. He loved His enemies and died for their sins too, if they would have had Him. He turned the other cheek and forgave His enemies. Islam is full of human beings whom Yeshua loves and died for. As true Christians, let us respond as Christ in love and selflessness toward those who do not understand our God, YAHWEH. Our position as the Bible being God's Word, we cannot back down however on what we accept as Truth. We will be persecuted for it, as seen developing in the Alliance of Civilizations.

The Koran says:

Sura 8.12
When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

The Bible says:

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Fear comes from lack of understanding. Walking into a dark room as a child, we fear what we cannot perceive. When the light is on and we can see what is in the room, the fear is gone because we know. We need the light of God's Word and there will be no fear because we heard and believed.

The Koran says:

Sura 5.51
O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.

The Bible says:

Matthew 5:44
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

The Koran says:

Sura 9.30
And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!

The Bible says:

2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

The Koran says:

Sura 2:194
(under the law of) retaliation; whoever then acts aggressively against you, inflict injury on him according to the injury he has inflicted on you

The Bible says:

Romans 12:21
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Thessalonians 5:15
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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Islam a religion of peace? See for yourself...

  • What does their Koran say? | What about their hadiths? - The media and others paint Islam as a religion of peace. As a group, we can make determinations about their true intentions by looking at the book that they hold to be their god's word to them. So are they a religion of peace? Or do they simply want you to become a Muslim or die? If they truly believe their own holy book, that's what they believe.
    • Prophet of Doom - Islam's terrorist dogma in Muhammad's own words.
    • The War Between The God of Israel And The God Of Islam - As hard as Osama bin Laden and other Islamic extremists tried to paint their jihad as a war between Islam and the Jewish/Christian/Crusader west, western leaders and press have attempted to characterize the conflict in narrower terms as a "war against terrorism." These politicians and journalists, including President Bush, called Islam a "peaceful" religion. We understand the politics behind this statement, but is it true? The answer is a resounding NO!
  • Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West: Watch online - Almost 70 years ago, Europe found itself at war with one of the most sinister figures in modern history: Adolf Hitler. When the last bullet of World War II was fired, over 50 million people were dead, and countless countries were both physically and economically devastated. Hitler’s bloody struggle sought to forge the world anew, in the crucible of Nazi values. How could such a disaster occur? How could the West have overlooked the evil staring it in the face, for so long, before standing forcefully against it? Today, we find ourselves confronted by a new enemy, also engaged in a violent struggle to transform our world. As we sleep in the comfort of our homes, a new evil rises against us. A new menace is threatening, with all the means at its disposal, to bow Western Civilization under the yoke of its values. That enemy is Radical Islam. Using images from Arab TV, rarely seen in the West, Obsession reveals an ‘insider's view' of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. With the help of experts, including first-hand accounts from a former PLO terrorist, a Nazi youth commander, and the daughter of a martyred guerilla leader, the film shows, clearly, that the threat is real.
  • Joel’s Trumpet - The Islamic Predominance of the Last-Days: An Emerging Paradigm. This site covers the bigger picture of Islam in today’s headlines. Much of his work concentrates on developments concerning the restoration of the Caliphate and the awaited Ali-Mahdi in Islam.

Ridiculous Muslim Outrage (February 4, 2006) - Neal Boortz sums up my sentiment on the marauding Muslims going nuts over cartoons in Europe. The reason the radical Muslims are always so angry is because they lack the very freedom they are protesting. Muslim outrage huh. OK ... let's do a little historical review. Just some lowlights:
  • Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.
  • A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.
  • Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.
  • Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.
  • Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged.

It is time we stop making excuses for the violent behavior of radical Islamists. They belong to a brand of Islam that is a danger to the world. Let us hope that moderate Muslims take control and bring the Middle East into the modern world. Once this happens, we won't see absurd protests over cartoons of Mohammed.

My prayer is that those with eyes to see the spirit behind the religion by the fruits of their actions would come to know the Truth as given in the Word of God. That God is love and love is selfless, which is why God came as a man to live a perfect life according to the Father to die for the transgressions of mankind. All who resonate in selfless love, recognizing the necessity of a Savior Yeshua the Christ, will live in the presence of God for eternity and those who choose not God will also get the desires of their heart for all eternity in a place completely void of God prepared for the fallen angels. There is no love, no joy, no hope, no peace. There is only one Truth, one reality, and it will come just as determined and foretold in God's Word to them that love Him.

We don't fight against flesh and blood, against nations. In reality, our battle is against principalities and powers and rulers of wickedness. These are the things of the spirit which manifest their fruits in the world. Satan is always 180 degrees opposed to God just as hate is to love. Things are really that black and white and applicable to every individual on this earth regardless of the kind of temple of flesh into which their spirit was born. We are all the same, what side we choose determines how we will act and God has laid out who He is in His Word and how He acted when He came as a man to die so that we could live. To give one's life is the most selfless act you can do, to give up everything you have for someone else's gain. Yeshua is our example.

John 15:13-23
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

Matthew 6:15
But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Luke 23:33-35
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

We can see societies today without forgiveness or grace. The whole world is turning like that because we are in the end-times and one of the prophesies of its coming is the love of many growing cold. My prayer is that Muslim, Christian, American, Jew, Russian, Iranian, Korean, and every other soul on this earth will come to see the Truth. It is coming and how we react to it, accepting it or rejecting it, will determine our eternity. That choice is completely yours to make. I pray to see you in the place of eternal selfless love.