The Original Jewish Christians were… Muslims?

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“The very first Christians were called… Naserines… by their own testimony. They’re called according to the Qur’an… Nasara…” (See video, below – 0:42:50)

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

All praise is due to ALLAH and peace and blessing upon His Messenger

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

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Hans Kung writes:

“Admittingly, current research would indicate that any direct dependency of Islam upon Jewish Christianity of whatever sort will continue to be disputed for a while. We simply know too little about the Arabian peninsula in those centuries before the prophet Muhammad, but the analogies are as astonishing as ever. Even if we could never scientifically verify a genetic connection the traditional historical parallels are escapable. And how can we explain why Muhammad although he rejected orthodox Christology nonetheless always spoke sympathetically of Jesus as the great messenger – indeed as the messiah – who brought the gospel…

…”Though it may not be possible to establish exact proof of the connection, the indirect dependence of the prophet Muhammad on sectarian Jewish Christianity is beyond any doubt. This leads us with a paradox of truly world historical dimensions. The fact that while Jewish Christianity in the Church came to grief, it was preserved in Islam and with regard to some of its driving impulse at least it has lasted to our own times.””

Hans Kung. Christianity and the World Religions, 1985, pg 124

 

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With Sheikh Humza Yusuf’s commentary (in italics):

Hans Kung writes:

1) “Admittingly, current research would indicate that any direct dependency of Islam upon Jewish Christianity

You see, they’re admitting there was something called Jewish Christianity – and that was the first Christianity…

2) of whatever sort

– coz there were various types very early on…

3) will continue to be disputed for a while.

in other words, we’re trying to find the ‘direct dependency’ – so it’s in dispute right now because they have absolutly not one shred of evidence, but they do not – and I’ll get to the reason why he has to say this – because it’s a very important point he’s making…

4) We simply know too little about the Arabian peninsula in those centuries before the prophet Muhammad,

That’s rubbish! It is not true!

5) but the analogies are as astonishing as ever.

in other words between Islam and original Christianity – because we believe it was Islam. This is what he’s telling us. And this is very important, because this man is one of the dominant theologians of this age, for the Christians – even though he is, basically, ex communicated by the Cathoic Church – because he’s just telling the truth and the truth destroys the foundations of the Catholic Church. It’s a big problem.

6) Even if we could never scientifically verify a genetic connection the traditional historical parallels are escapable.

What does he mean by ‘ genetic connection’? A materialistic connection! We [i.e. the Christians] don’t believe it’s revelation – (Christian again! Shame on you! You’re supposed to believe in revelation) – but he can’t, because then he’ll have to become Muslim. So we’ll have to find a genetic materialistic link.

7) And how can we explain why Muhammad although he rejected orthodox Christology nonetheless always spoke sympathetically of Jesus as the great messenger – indeed as the messiah – who brought the gospel…

…”Though it may not be possible to establish exact proof of the connection, the indirect dependence

What they mean by ‘indirect’ is: we don’t have any evidence…

8) of the prophet Muhammad on sectarian Jewish Christianity is beyond any doubt.

In other words, we can see it very clear: that the Qur’an is articulating the Christianity that our own historical research is coming to realise was the original Christianity that is the Christianity that the Qur’an is saying is the Christianity that the Muslims believe in.

9) This leads us with a paradox of truly world historical dimensions.

And when kuffar [disbelievers] use the word ‘paradox’ it means: we can’t explain it materialistically.

10) The fact that while Jewish Christianity in the Church came to grief,

in other words, ‘It disappears.’

it was preserved in Islam and with regard to some of its driving impulse at least it has lasted to our own times.””

Hans Kung. Christianity and the World Religions, 1985, pg 124

 

(See video, below – 0:43:40)

See also:

Muhammad in Comprehensive Christian Perspective: The Prophet Per Se

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سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله محمد وعلى اله وصحبه أجمعين

Exalted be your Lord, the Lord of Glory, above what they attribute to Him, and peace be upon the Messengers, and all praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe. And the peace and blessing upon prophet Mohammed and his relatives and all his companions.

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  1. Reblogged this on Blogging Theology and commented:
    Interesting

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