The starting post on this blog talked about the god of Islam (notice I never use his name – Exodus 23:13) not having a son. Sura 4:171 is perhaps the better known sura that shows us this, but it isn’t alone. I decided to do a simple listing and narrative of other suras in the Quran (as well as some contrasting verses from the Bible) that explicitly state this fact. This list is NOT complete by any means as the point here is to keep things short, simple, and straight to the point. Perhaps I’ll post more later.
Compare the list below, the numbers of suras against jesus’ (of the Quran) sonship, to the number of places in the Bible that state that Jesus (of the Bible) *is* the Son of God!
“It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He!”
“They have said, ‘Allah has taken a son.’ Exalted is He; He is the [one] Free of need. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. You have no authority for this [claim]. Do you say about Allah that which you do not know? Say, ‘Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed.'”
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
“And behold! Allah will say: ‘O Jesus the son of Mary! Didst thou say unto men, ‘Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of God’? He will say: ‘Glory to thee! Never could I say what I had no right (to say)…'”
Sura 5, section 16, verse 119
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Back to what the Quran says about the god of Islam not having a son, have a look at these suras:
“The originator of heavens and earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort?”
“We believe that He – exalted be the glory of our Lord – hath taken neither wife nor son.”
“Proclaim, ‘He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did he beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him.”
“He to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth: no son has He begotten, nor has He a partner in His dominion: it is He who created all things, and ordered them in due proportions. Yet they have taken, besides him, gods that can create nothing but are themselves created; that have no control of hurt or good to themselves; nor can they control death nor life nor resurrection.”
“(God) Most Gracious has begotten a son!” Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous! At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin, That they should invoke a son for (God) Most Gracious. For it is not consonant with the majesty of (God) Most Gracious that He should beget a son.”
“Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, “God hath begotten a son”: No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. It is a grievous thing that issues from their mouths as a saying what they say is nothing but falsehood!”
“In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: “Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every – one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things.” (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: “We are sons of Allah, and his beloved.” Say: “Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto Him is the final goal (of all)” O People of the Book! Now hath come unto you, making (things) clear unto you, Our Messenger, after the break in (the series of) our apostles, lest ye should say: “There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner (from evil)”: But now hath come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner (from evil). And Allah hath power over all things.”
The Bible states well over 20 times that God is One! (The Torah, Psalms, Prophets and Gospel Deut.6:4; Ps.86:10; Is.44:6-8) The Qur’an agrees with this, but this is where the agreement stops, as the Bible also speaks of God’s Son in the Old Testament and in prophecy of God becoming a man. Certainly if God is all-powerful it is possible for him to do this. If one is to say he cannot then logically they must admit He is not all-powerful. So that is not what is to be questioned. The real question to be answered is DID HE DO THIS? The New Testament apostles all agree He did and they use the Old Testament to prove it.
Lastly, I’m well aware, and want you to be aware, of the fact that the major Islamic problem with their god having a son is the “suggestion” implied that he had to have physical sexual contact with a woman in order to do so. The excerpt below shows that the virgin birth is implied, but it is *still* a virgin birth of a human, a mere “messenger” or “prophet”, but not of a God man named Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Savior of the world. Please read carefully and understand what I’m saying:
“He said, “I am only the messenger of your Lord to give you [news of] a pure boy. She said, “How can I have a boy while no man has touched me and I have not been unchaste?” He said, “Thus [it will be]; your Lord says, ‘It is easy for Me, and We will make him a sign to the people and a mercy from Us. And it is a matter [already] decreed.’ ”
To close, the Quran and the entire Islamic political system (it is NOT a religion) lives to be in contrast to the Bible and to the Christian. The two gods (the god of Islam and the God of the Bible) are NOT one and the same. They have nothing in common – one is a God of Love and one is a god of hatred. One has a Son Who is the Savior of the world, and one does not. You decide.
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!