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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