Answering Orthodox Christian Theologian Athanasius,retired bishop of Herzegovina

In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent 

Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophets and Messengers of Allah

This articles refutes the false allegations and misunderstandings of Islam, of the Famous Orthodox Theologian, retired bishop of Herzegovina Athanasius, student of st. Justin of Ćelije, short critique of Islam.

 

1-This man with full of ignorance about Islam, is asking why ALLAH never revealed Himself?

The Quran states that Allah Revealed Himself to Angels and those Who are Given Wisdom (Prophets and their Inheritors):
Quran 3:18 Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise.

The priest is in an attempt to make out that God Revealed only in Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) , this is not true, as the Book Genesis says:

Genesis 35:7 There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel, because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.

2- It is not a blasphemy to say that Allah Revealed Himself to Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam)

Quran 53:9-13 And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; And He revealed unto His slave that which He revealed.The heart did not lie [about] what it saw.So will you dispute with him over what he saw?

Quran 53:19 Verily he saw one of the greater revelations of his Lord.

Sahih Muslim It is narrated on the authority of Anas b. Malik that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I was brought al-Buraq Who is an animal white and long, larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof a distance equal to the range of version. I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait Maqdis in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by the prophets. I entered the mosque and prayed two rak’ahs in it, and then came out and Gabriel brought me a vessel of wine and a vessel of milk. I chose the milk, and Gabriel said: You have chosen the natural thing. Then he took me to heaven. Gabriel then asked the (gate of heaven) to be opened and he was asked who he was. He replied: Gabriel. He was again asked: Who is with you? He (Gabriel) said: Muhammad. It was said: Has he been sent for? Gabriel replied: He has indeed been sent for. And (the door of the heaven) was opened for us and lo! we saw Adam. He welcomed me and prayed for my good. Then we ascended to the second heaven. Gabriel (peace be upon him) (asked the door of heaven to be opened), and he was asked who he was. He answered: Gabriel; and was again asked: Who is with you? He replied: Muhammad. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. The gate was opened. When I entered ‘Isa b. Maryam and Yahya b. Zakariya (peace be upon both of them), cousins from the maternal side. welcomed me and prayed for my good Then I was taken to the third heaven and Gabriel asked for the opening (of the door). He was asked: Who are you? He replied: Gabriel. He was (again) asked: Who is with you? He replied Muhammad (may peace be upon him). It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and I saw Yusuf (peace of Allah be upon him) who had been given half of (world) beauty. He welcomed me prayed for my well-being. Then he ascended with us to the fourth heaven. Gabriel (peace be upon him) asked for the (gate) to be opened, and it was said: Who is he? He replied: Gabriel. It was (again) said: Who is with you? He said: Muhammad. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. The (gate) was opened for us, and lo! Idris was there. He welcomed me and prayed for my well-being (About him) Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, has said:” We elevated him (Idris) to the exalted position” (Qur’an xix. 57). Then he ascended with us to the fifth heaven and Gabriel asked for the (gate) to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He replied Gabriel. It was (again) said: Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad. It was said Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and then I was with Harun (Aaron-peace of Allah be upon him). He welcomed me prayed for my well-being. Then I was taken to the sixth heaven. Gabriel (peace be upon him) asked for the door to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He replied: Gabriel. It was said: Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and there I was with Musa (Moses peace be upon him) He welcomed me and prayed for my well-being. Then I was taken up to the seventh heaven. Gabriel asked the (gate) to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He said: Gabriel It was said. Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad (may peace be upon him.) It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and there I found Ibrahim (Abraham peace be upon him) reclining against the Bait-ul-Ma’mur and there enter into it seventy thousand angels every day, never to visit (this place) again. Then I was taken to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha whose leaves were like elephant ears and its fruit like big earthenware vessels. And when it was covered by the Command of Allah, it underwent such a change that none amongst the creation has the power to praise its beauty. Then Allah revealed to me a revelation and He made obligatory for me fifty prayers every day and night. Then I went down to Moses (peace be upon him) and he said: What has your Lord enjoined upon your Ummah? I said: fifty prayers. He said: Return to thy Lord and beg for reduction (in the number of prayers), for your community shallnot be able to bear this burden. as I have put to test the children of Isra’il and tried them (and found them too weak to bear such a heavy burden). He (the Holy Prophet) said: I went back to my Lord and said: My Lord, make things lighter for my Ummah. (The Lord) reduced five prayers for me. I went down to Moses and said. (The Lord) reduced five (prayers) for me, He said: Verily thy Ummah shall not be able to bear this burden; return to thy Lord and ask Him to make things lighter. I then kept going back and forth between my Lord Blessed and Exalted and Moses, till He said: There are five prayers every day and night. O Muhammad, each being credited as ten, so that makes fifty prayers. He who intends to do a good deed and does not do it will have a good deed recorded for him; and if he does it, it will be recorded for him as ten; whereas he who intends to do an evil deed and does not do, it will not be recorded for him; and if he does it, only one evil deed will be recorded. I then came down and when I came to Moses and informed him, he said: Go back to thy Lord and ask Him to make things lighter. Upon this the Messenger of Allah remarked: I returned to my Lord until I felt ashamed before Him. (Book 1, Hadith 0309

 

3- No One will ever see Allah?, I think to lie blatantly is necessary for you to defend your faith and to attack Islam!

Sahih Bukhari Narrated Jarir: We were sitting with the Prophet and he looked at the moon on the night of the full-moon and said, “you people will see youlord as you see this full moon, and you will have no trouble in seeing Him, so if you can avoid missing (through sleep or business, etc.) a prayer before sunrise (Fajr) and a prayer before sunset (Asr) you must do so.” (see Hadith No. 529, Vol. 1)  (Book 93, Hadith 529)

4- The heaven will be a place for resting,to glorify God and to experience it’s wonders, not just Pilaf,wine and women!, no word about Allah’s Revealing?

John 14:2 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“There are many lodgings in my Father’s house, and if not, I would have told you, because I go to prepare a place for you.”

Sahih Bukhari, Narrated Musab: I asked my father, “Was the Verse:– ‘Say: (O Muhammad) Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of their deeds?'(18.103) revealed regarding Al-Haruriyya?” He said, “No, but regarding the Jews and the Christians, for the Jews disbelieved Muhammad and the Christians disbelieved in paradise and say that there are neither meals nor drinks therein. Al- Hururiyya are those people who break their pledge to Allah after they have confirmed that they will fulfil it, and Sad used to call them ‘Al-Fasiqin (evildoers who forsake Allah’s obedience).  (Book 60, Hadith 252)

Contrary to the Lies of the Bishop, Bible says there is Wine in the Heaven:

Mark 14:25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 26:29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

ALLAH REVEALS HIMSELF TO THE BELIEVERS:

“Some faces that Day shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant).Looking at their Lord (Allah).” [al-Qiyaamah :22-23].

At-Tabarani narrated in al-Mu‘jam al-Kabeer (6717) that Anas ibn Malik said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Jibreel came to me with something like a white mirror in his hand, on which there was a black spot. I said: ‘What is this, O Jibreel?’ He said: ‘This is Jumu‘ah (Friday); it is the master of days and we call it Yawm al-Mazeed (the day of more – cf. “There they will have all that they desire, and We have more (for them, i.e. a glance at the All-Mighty, All-Majestic)” [Qaaf 50:35]).’ I said: ‘O Jibreel, what does “more” mean?’ He said: ‘That is because your Lord has allocated a valley in Paradise that is more fragrant than white musk. When Friday comes, among the days in the hereafter, the Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, will descend from His Throne (‘Arsh) to His Kursiy, and the Kursiy will be surrounded with seats of light on which the Prophets will sit. These seats will be surrounded with footstools of gold on which the martyrs will sit. The people of the chambers will come down from the chambers and sit on sand hills of musk, and those who sit on the sand hills will not think that those who sit on the footstools and seats are any better off than them. Then the Owner of Majesty and Honour will appear and say: ‘Ask of Me.’ They will say: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure, O Lord.’ He will say: ‘It is because I am pleased with you that you are in My Paradise, and you are honoured.’ Then He will say (again): ‘Ask of Me.’ They will say all together: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure.’ He will ask them to testify that He is pleased with them. Then He will say (once more): ‘Ask of Me,’ and they will ask of Him until each one of them is finished. Then He will grant them that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has not crossed the mind of any human.” 

It was narrated from Suhayb ar-Roomi (may Allah be pleased with him), from the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that he said: “When the people of Paradise enter Paradise, Allah – may He be blessed and exalted – will say: ‘Do you want anything more?’ They will say: Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not admitted us to Paradise and saved us from Hell?’ Then the veil will be removed and they will not be given anything more beloved to them than looking at their Lord, may He be glorified and exalted.” Narrated by Muslim

‘Abdullah b. Qais transmitted on the authority of his father (Abu Musa Ash’ari) that the Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: There would be two gardens (in Paradise) the vessels and contents of which would be of silver, and two gardens whose vessels and contents would be of gold. The only thing intervening to hinder the people from looking at their lord will be the mantle of Grandeur over His face in the Garden of Eden.  (Book 1, Hadith 0346)

5- Allah is Eternally Lonely Man?

Allah Almighty is One and Only. All the Scriptures of the religions of the world Teach that God is One Without a Second. No One Shares God’s Glory and Power. Isaiah 42:8 and 48:11

Allah is Not a Man, Allah is the Name of the Lord in Arabic, Even your fellow Arab Christians Call God Allah.

Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man!

You pretend to be an Orthodox Theologian? , Is that the level of the knowledge of a venerable Orthodox Theologian?

That is not even a Kindergarten standard of understanding!. 5-6 years old children looks better in understanding than you!, and so much arrogance and ignorance in this advanced age? 

Why are you following St Nikolas teachings?
Didn’t Christ say he is the Only Teacher in His Way? (Matthew 23:10), So which way Are you following?

Torah, Book :Numbers Verse: 23:19 Arabic Bible Allah is not a Man that he should lie: . 19لَيْسَ اللهُ إِنْسَانًا فَيَكْذِبَ

Allah has His Angels and Heavenly Hosts:

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever relieves a Muslim of some worldly distress, Allah will relieve him of some of the distress of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever conceals (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will conceal him (his faults) in this world and the Day of Resurrection. And whoever relives the burden from a destitute person, Allah will relieve him in this world and the next. Allah will help His slave so long as His slave helps his brother. Whoever follows a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make easy fro him a path to paradise. No people gather in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and teaching it to one another, but the angels will surround them, tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will envelop them and Allah will mention them to those who are with Him. And whoever is hindered because of his bad deeds, his lineage will be of no avail to him.'”- Sunan Ibn Maja, Vol 1, Hadith 225  (English)

6- With Allah (God) Man is always at Loss?

Are you standing for Satan or God? As I mentioned earlier like Arab speaking Christians and Jews who call God “ALLAH” in Arabic. And ALLAH in the Quran is the God of Abraham and Jacob (Quran 2:130-133) and Muslims are commanded to follow the religion of ALLAH!, I have not expected this lowest level arguments and foul mouth from an Orthodox Theologian!

Man is in Loss Without ALLAH!

Quran 103:2-3 Indeed, mankind is in loss,Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

7- God has to Live in the Human Body to Know the Misery of Man ?

Priest goes on school level arguments with his lies and deception!

ALLAH ALMIGHTY says in the Quran: 50:16 And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein.

IN ISLAM GOD IS CLOSER TO HIS DEVOTED SAINTS AND GOD IS LOVING:

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
 
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Verily Allah ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.’ ” [Al-Bukhari] from Imam Nawawi 40 Hadith/38

8- Christ became a Man?

He has always been a human, according to your Bible

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Christ did not die , see the previous articles in this blog!

God can never die, HE IS IMMORTAL and Unchangeable of His Holiness (1 Timothy 1:17)

9- There is nothing more I can say about this Orthodox theologian, except that, he must humble himself and understand the level of ignorance his religion and it’s spirits (Which they call Holy Spirit) lead him into!. Total Darkness, Jesus Christ (Peace be upon him) foretold us that, people who come after the generation of his disciples will be walking in Darkness,(See John 12:35) not knowing the truth, not having the fruits of the real Holy Spirit! (i.e Wisdom Understanding and fear of the Lord).

I am sorry for those Christians who are destined to believe in this lies and sorry for this priest for his ignorance and the arrogance of his foul mouth!

We pray that may ALLAH Guide this People to Islam and truth,Ameen

If this is the condition of the heart mind and soul of a Christian theologian, then what will be the condition of those ordinary followers of the Christian Churches?

The more the Christian theologians opens their mouth, they expose their false claim of Having Holy Spirit and Spirit of Jesus in them!

If this is the type of Spirits in their flesh, who speak utter nonsense ,lies and false accusation, then which sound mind and intelligent person really want to follow this type of scholars and theologians!

I pray that may ALLAH protect the weak and ignorant Muslims from the Fitnah (Confusion and Corruption) of this types of theologians and apologetics! Ameen

10- Acknowledge your own falsehood and lies,, and  Study Sufism and understand the truth about God and Christ!

Still believe Holy Spirit is leading the Churches?, Especially Orthodox Churches?, then lets see the Wisdom and Understanding Coming from the Holy Spirit, if you dont have the Spirit of Christ, then you do not belong to Christ, I am not saying this , but your book says!

Romans 8:9 And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

We don’t make such high level claims, but those who are making such claims, then let them show us the fruits of Holy Spirit, if you do not belong to Christ,or then it is better to keep your mouth shut, don’t expose yourself to the world! This kind of people , Christ calls as “false disciples” in Matthew 7

Praise and Glory Be to ALLAH the Lord of All Creations

~ Sufi Answers 08 January 2018

 

 

 

 

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