Appendix A: “O Christ-Worshippers!”

Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jauziyyah was a prominent Muslim jurist during Islam’s Golden Age. Apart from his juris­dis­tic prowess, he was also competent in composing qasidah (Arabic poetry). Among his more famous works was the qasidah entitled A’obbad al-Maseeh Fi Naqd al-Nasraniyyah (O Christ-Worshippers! In Refuting Christianity). This qasidah is well-known in the Muslim world and has even been turned into a song. The following is the English trans­la­tion of the poetry from the Arabic original.

O Christ-wor­ship­pers! We want an answer to our question [from your wise ones],
If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act, what kind of god is this?
We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him?
If yes, blessed be they, they achieved His pleasure,
But if He was dis­con­tent­ed, this means their power has sub­ju­gat­ed Him!

Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer, so who answered the prayers?
Were the heavens vacated, when He laid under the ground somewhere?
Were all the worlds left without a God, to manage while His hands were nailed?
Why did not the angels help Him, when they heard him while he wailed?

How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened,
How could the irons reached Him and [had] His body pinned?
How could His enemies’ hands touch Him and slap His rear,
And was Christ revived by himself, or was the Reviver another god?

What a sight it was, a grave that enclosed a god,
Stranger still is the belly that confined Him!
He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness, fed by blood!
Then he got out of the womb as a small baby,
Weak and gasping to be breast-fed!
He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted1,
Is this [what you call] a god?
High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians,
All of them will be held account­able for their libels!

O Cross-wor­ship­pers! For what reason is this exalted
And blame [is cast upon those] who reject it?
Is it not logical to break and burn it, along with the one who innovated it?2
Since the Lord was crucified on it, and his hands were fastened to it?
That is really a cursed cross to carry,
So discard it, do not kiss it!3

The Lord was abused on it, and you adore it?
So [it is clear that] you are one of His enemies!
If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the Worlds,
Why don’t you prostrate yourself and worship graves,
Since the grave contained your god in it?4

So Christ-wor­ship­per, open your eyes,
This is what the matter is all about.

  1. Urination and defe­ca­tion. []
  2. Paul of Tarsus, founder of the Trinitarian faith. []
  3. i.e., don’t glorify it. []
  4. i.e., since someone who is a Christian abhors the idea of wor­ship­ping a grave, how is it possible for them to worship the cross? []

5 thoughts on “Appendix A: “O Christ-Worshippers!”

  1. Oh fools ye are to reject the truth that herein lies, that God our father so loved the world that he gave his only son to save the world​.How can man but an insect, com­pre­hend the glory of God and why does God need puny man to fight for him. He has no need of a “warrior” Mohammed to fight for him. Is he so weak? This is an insult to God. Mohammad many years after he came, to give his own version of events.. to deny the what even the then current testimony of Tacitus and Josephus non-chris­tians who had no reason to lie,but the non-believers will always deny.

  2. O Christ-wor­ship­pers! We want an answer to our question [from your wise ones],
    If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act, what kind of god is this?
    We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him?
    If yes, blessed be they, they achieved His pleasure,”

    Yes, this was God’s plan. It is written in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. You know, the book and the people of the book Muhammad told Muslims to refer to if they had any questions. The only problem was that Muhammad thought he was copying from the Bible when he was copying from fictional stories written by Christians and Jews. 

    Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer, so who answered the prayers?
    Were the heavens vacated, when He laid under the ground somewhere?”

    Jesus was never laid under the ground, for one thing. Only His body was put in a tomb/cave. His spirit/soul was not there.

    Why did not the angels help Him, when they heard him while he wailed?”

    This was not part of God’s plan, which is mirac­u­lousy written in the OT and NT.

    How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened,”
    How could the irons reached Him and [had] His body pinned?
    How could His enemies’ hands touch Him and slap His rear,
    And was Christ revived by himself, or was the Reviver another god?”

    First of all, it seems that Muslims think of God as having limits just as human beings have limits. God has no limits. God can be in many different places at the same time. He is a mystery that none of us know every­thing about. But the Muslim God, evidently, has limits like human beings have and cannot be in many different places at one time. Obviously, your god would not have had the power to create the world, either, let alone look over it & hear our prayers, etc.

    Have this mind among your­selves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5 – 11

    It is written in The Gospel of John : “There will come a time when the people who will kill you will think that they are doing a HOLY WILL of “God”. This def­i­nite­ly relates to all of the Muslims who are killing Christians in today’s world. 

    John 15:18 – 21.
    18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
    19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
    20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they per­se­cut­ed me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.
    21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me.”

    Muslims do not know the real God. This is why they are eaten up with hatred & jealousy from the inside-out. Many Muslims do not have the holy spirit/love in their hearts. When will Muslims learn that we are all hear on this earth to espe­cial­ly learn how to love one another? When Christians were fighting one another for the power in Europe, what happened? They were fighting and killing one another just as we see Muslims doing today. When Christians wanted everyone to love one another and to be free to interpret Christianity as each one chose to interpret it, what happened to them? God led them to a great land, America. When Christians were doing what God told them not to do and they had slaves, what happened? God brough war upon them? When Christians embraced all people as equal and freed the slaves, what happened? God gave them the greatest country this world has known so far and great lives. If Muslims stopped killing, hating, etc, God would give them great lives, too. It’s all about learning to love, not hating one another.

    What a sight it was, a grave that enclosed a god,
    Stranger still is the belly that confined Him!
    He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness, fed by blood! Then he got out of the womb as a small baby, Weak and gasping to be breast-fed! He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted, Is this [what you call] a god?”

    See above where Jesus emptied himself. Yes, this was God’s plan. Praise the Lord! for giving us peace and love.

    Yes, it is mirac­u­lous that He was conceived in a virgin’s body, wasn’t it, as no other human being has ever been conceived in the same manner. This goes along with exactly how God works through­out the Bible. I find it much more strange that Muslims would think that Jesus was only a human being and just like all of the other prophets when at the same time you believe He was brought into this world by a virgin, in a way no other human being has ever been brought into this world. Some Muslims believe this and others do not, but from what I have read in the Quran/Hadiths, it says that Jesus was also the only other prophet who walked this earth and did not commit one single sin. Another miracle in and of itself which no other human being has ever done or will ever do. It isn’t possible for a mere human being to be born of a virgin or to walk this earth sinless.

    High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians,
    All of them will be held account­able for their libels!”

    You better do your research on this b/c it is your eternal life we are talking about here, so it would be well worth the search. And if you do the research, in order to find the truth, you must really be searching for the truth, as many Muslims have done in the last few years to find the truth. If you read the testimony of ex-Muslims, now Christians, almost all of them have a miracle to tell that happened to them when they put down the Quran and asked God to show them the truth and/or Jesus came to them in a vision/dream.

    Over 80,000 Americans have claimed to have near death expe­ri­ences, with most of them going thru a tunnel of light and love and many of them actually talking with Jesus. I have asked Muslims if Muslims have reported having these near death expe­ri­ences, but none knew of any. I just read a testimony from a Muslim in Jordon who had a near death expe­ri­ence. He is now a Christian. You need to be reading about the miracles that have happened and are happening regarding Christianity if you want eternal life. Just like all Muslims, you come nowhere close to under­stand­ing Christianity and/or the Bible. I suggest you talk to an ex-Muslim, now Christian, since they are the best preachers I have ever witnessed.

    O Cross-wor­ship­pers! For what reason is this exalted
    And blame [is cast upon those] who reject it?
    Is it not logical to break and burn it, along with the one who innovated it?
    Since the Lord was crucified on it, and his hands were fastened to it?
    That is really a cursed cross to carry,
    So discard it, do not kiss it!”

    Jesus took our curse upon himself b/c that is how much He loves us.

    The Lord was abused on it, and you adore it?
    So [it is clear that] you are one of His enemies!”

    LOl! The Lord tells us in the Old Testament that Jesus would die for our sins on the cross. This was written before there were ever any people who were put on a cross to die. The cross was not even invented, in other words, when God told us how Jesus would come to this earth and die for out sins. Because we believe in God’s Word and plan, we are His enemies??? That makes about as much sense as you ever make.

    If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the Worlds,
    Why don’t you prostrate yourself and worship graves,
    Since the grave contained your god in it?”

    I am trying to be nice here, but your ignorance of Christianity is aston­ish­ing and your hatred is so obvious that I really feel sorry for you. Someone with so much hatred has to live a miserable life.

    So Christ-wor­ship­per, open your eyes,
    This is what the matter is all about.”

    We have our eyes wide open, as do many ex-Muslims now finally have their eyes opened, too. It is mirac­u­lous that after years and years millions of mis­sion­ar­ies rarely being able to convert Muslims, that now millions are con­vert­ing to Christianity every year. There are more under­ground churches in the Muslim world than ever before in the history of the world. It is a shame, and should be very embar­rass­ing for Muslims, that these new Christians have to go under­ground to practice what they believe in. God is calling all people to the truth and giving them every chance possible, my friend. These are the last days and the last calls. This isn’t some com­pe­ti­tion of whose religion is true, as most Muslims try to make it into with with nothing but hatred and such anger. We are talking about your eternal life here. Before 9÷11÷01, I had never even heard one single preacher or Christian down Islam. And after 9÷11÷01 when many Christians went to Muslim message boards and websites to find out what this religion was all about, all we found were Muslims putting down Christianity with more hatred and anger than we had ever witnessed in our lifetimes in the western world. I did a search on google trying to find Christians sites doing the same to Islam and found zero. I found three, however, just answering the Muslims’ lies. Then many Christian sites address­ing Muslims’ lies began popping up. The hatred and anger most Muslims show should be the only proof you need that Islam is not a religion from the real God and Muhammad was not one of God’s prophets. I will pray for you to open your eyes to the truth and love of God, instead of making your hatred speeches about God as you have done here.

  3. i want to refer to the paulus statement which is full of hatred and low understanding.If u thk that ur muslim is the best religion in the world.u r wrong man.i dun want o compare or wat.but this is the truth.y u did practice jihad which is nothing but killing.this is u called true religion?god is love and he is love.Jesus died for us to show us the love for us​.No one can do like him.He sacrifice for us so that our sins may be wash away.tell me wat does miracle does mohammad do.can he do like Jesus.Ur mind has been fool by the satan.

  4. God doesnt need a warrior to fight for Him but He sent him just He sent Moses, Abraham, Jacob and others.

    God doest has to insult himself by sending the so called the only son to save the world. It is an insult not only for “God” but for any father to send any of his children to be butchered or slaugh­tered by his own lost people. 

    Yes, if you are so proud of your God’s son happily dying for this world, you should also thanks the Romans and the Jews for com­plet­ing the salvation of this world.

    Well, so tragic, God send a Jewish man from Nazareth which was a Kampung in the Great Roman Empire, where it will be likely com­pa­ra­ble with Ayah Pin from Besut who claim he is God Himself.

    Dont insult God by saying He begotten a Son, which seems not logical in terms of scripture, history and sci­en­tif­ic facts!

  5. Saul says: “God doesnt need a warrior to fight for Him but He sent him just He sent Moses, Abraham, Jacob and others.”

    My response: All of the above Prophets came from the ancestry of the chosen people of God. None of them are Ishmaelites or decen­dants of Ishmael who was a cursed fruit of Abraham and the Egyptian slave Hagar, the result of being unfaith­ful to God, therefore, this excludes Muhammad as a Prophet.

    Saul says: “God doest has to insult himself by sending the so called the only son to save the world. It is an insult not only for God but for any father to send any of his children to be butchered or slaugh­tered by his own lost people.”

    My response: How can sending your beloved son to save someone from an empending death be an insult? As a mere human being, I can never send my own son to save someone’s life, unless of course this is my own son’s choice, but I am only human. A lot of fathers in the USA do not like sending their son’s to war to prevent Muslims from killing each other in Iraq, but their sons made the choice to go. Most of these sons, didn’t and wouldn’t make it back home. The ultimate sac­ri­fices these sons made is the very evidence of Jesus Christ’s teaching, and that is; to love your enemies. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, his extension in human form to save the world and to carry the curse mankind has made to exist for itself to show the world what love is all about. This has been planned since the days of old, but Satan couldn’t and has failed to grasp the plan, even until now. It is scary to think that this plan which has been revealed through the Holy Scriptures, is also invisible to the eyes of Muslims. I’m afraid to say there is a con­nec­tion between the two.

    Saul says: “Dont insult God by saying He begotten a Son, which seems not logical in terms of scripture, history and sci­en­tif­ic facts!”

    My response: Christians are not the ones who said God has begotten a Son. It was God himself, specially when God confirmed this when John the baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the river Jordan the day Jesus Christ started his ministry, by saying; “This is my beloved Son, to whom I am well pleased.”, and the Holy Spirit also appeared in a form of a dove to bless the Sacred event. I know Muslims will say the Bible is corrupted but they can’t seem to prove this claim.

    It is also amazing how Muslims always talk about logic, science and history, when these dis­ci­plines are nonex­is­tent in any Islamic lit­er­a­tures specially the Qur’an.

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