Dear Dr. Shahid Masood,
This morning, I watched your “Religious Program” [Views on News] “repeat telecast”, I will bitterly disagree with on the Life, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ or “you’re
I do understand that it is the birth right of any Muslim to insult and misinterpret the Holy Bible, and while you do it, you even forget the Holy Koran. The “Crucifixion” or “Death” of Lord Jesus Christ that you debate is very clearly mentioned in the Holy Koran. Please read what Allah has said in the Holy Koran.
Surah No IX “Marium”
John the Baptist or “Hazrat Yahya Aleh Salam” was fore told about the Death of Lord Jesus Christ,
19.12] O Yahya! take hold of the Book with strength, and We granted him wisdom while yet a child
[19.13] And tenderness from Us and purity, and he was one who guarded (against evil),
[19.14] And dutiful to his parents, and he was not insolent, disobedient.
[19.15] And peace on him on the day he was born, and on the day he dies, and on the day he is raised to life
[19.16] And mention Marium in the Book when she drew aside from her family to an eastern place;
[19.17] So she took a veil (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our spirit, and there appeared to her a well-made man.
[19.18] She said: Surely I fly for refuge from you to the Beneficent God, if you are one guarding (against evil).
Only Lord Jesus Christ is “Pure”.
[19.19] He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy.
[19.20] She said: When shall I have a boy and no mortal has yet touched me, nor have I been unchaste?
[19.21] He said: Even so; your Lord says: It is easy to Me: and that We may make him a sign to men and a mercy from Us, and it is a matter which has been decreed.
[19.22] So she conceived him; then withdrew herself with him to a remote place.
The Death of Lord Jesus Christ Confirmed.
[19.27] And she came to her people with him, carrying him (with her). They said: O Marium! surely you have done a strange thing.
[19.28] O sister of Haroun! your father was not a bad man, nor, was your mother an unchaste woman.
[19.29] But she pointed to him. They said: How should we speak to one who was a child in the cradle?
[19.30] He said: Surely I am a servant of Allah; He has given me the Book and made me a prophet;
[19.31] And He has made me blessed wherever I may be, and He has enjoined on me prayer and poor-rate so long as I live;
[19.32] And dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me insolent, unblessed;
[19.33] And peace on me on the day I was born, and on the day I die, and on the day I am raised to life.
[19.34] Such is Isa, son of Marium; (this is) the saying of truth about which they dispute.
Dear Dr. Shahid Masood, can you deny these Verses of the Holy Koran?
If Allah did not say that Lord Jesus Christ would not die, the Holy Koran would not have mentioned “His death before Resurrection”. The Holy Koran is a witness to this fact. Therefore the Holy Koran becomes not only witness of the “Death” of Lord Jesus Christ, but it has become an authority for the Biblical account of the “Crucifixion and Death” of Lord Jesus Christ, and that is a straight forward Truth.
Surah No IV. “The Women” or Surah Nisssa”
As most of Muslim scholars claim that Lord Jesus Christ did not die on “Cross” they give reference of Surrah Al-Nissa, Verses 157 and 158. It is written,
4.157] And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.
[4.158] Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
In these verses of the Holy Koran, Allah “Rebukes” the Jewish claim that they put Lord Jesus Christ to Death. Allah has rebuked Jews that you have not killed “Him” [Lord Jesus Chris]. The claim of Jews that they killed Lord Jesus Christ stands false as the Jews at that time had no legal authority to put to death or kill any one. This was the prerogative of the “rulers” of that time. The “Judea” was ruled by the Roman Empire and only Romans had the authority to “sentence” any body to death and Crucify him. The Jews were only “Subjects or Slaves of Roman Empire”. The Roman Governor did not care for the allegations of Jews. He found Lord Jesus Christ “innocent”. Yet when they alleged that our Lord claims to be “The King of Jews”,[this is a different topic] only then reluctantly the Roman Governor sentenced Lord Jesus Christ to death. Crucifixion was the Roman way of “executing” a condemned person, Jews practiced “Hanging or Stoning” [Sangsar] of a condemned man. Therefore it is rightly stated in the Holy Koran that Jews did not kill Lord Jesus Christ [Isa].
The Muslim scholars and you, yourself defend your point of view according your self assumptions, while the Holy Koran has clearly stated the Death of Lord Jesus Christ [Isa] before raising Him.
I wonder who is right? Allah, the Holy Koran or the Muslim scholars, that includes you. I am very sure that the Holy Koran is right and rest all of you are wrong.
May the Lord Jesus Christ give you enough wisdom to understand His Word “Anjeel” [Angeel is also a different topic that can be discussed with and Muslim scholar] and may Allah grant you better understanding of the Holy Koran.
I would request you to restrain from commenting on the Biblical Truths and try to teach Muslims the very meanings of Islam and Holy Koran, as they including you have drifted away from Allah and the Holy Koran.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Major (Retired) Timotheus Nasir
Presbyterian Bishop of the Siloam Biblical Churches of Pakistan