Saturday, September 10, 2005

JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN EGYPTIAN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

مقتطفات لما تحويه الكتب الدراسية المصرية من اساءة الى الأقباط والمسيحية واليهودية


JEWS, CHRISTIANS, WAR AND PEACE IN EGYPTIAN SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

Muslims Should Not Be Like Jews and Christians
It is time that the believers' hearts be humble when [they hear] the mention of God and the Qur'an He revealed to the heart of their own Messenger. It is time as well for them not to be like those who were given the book before them, as they have been immersed in lust and pleasures, their hearts have become rough ... and they do not differentiate between what is prohibited and what is permitted. Many of them have deviated from God's commandments and have left all virtuous deeds.
Studies in Theology: Tradition and Morals, Grade 11, (2001) pp. 254-255


The Vices of Judaism and Christianity
Umm Habibah and Umm Salmah [two of the Prophet's wives] mentioned a church they had seen in Ethiopia in which there were images. They mentioned that to the Prophet.... He said: "Those people, if there is a good man amongst them who dies, they build a place of worship upon his grave and put there such images. Those are the worst creatures in God's eyes on the Day of Resurrection."
...Because the Christians worship the prophets' graves, out of reverence for their importance, pray in their direction and make idols - God has cursed them and has forbidden the Muslims to do such things.
Selected Prophetic Sayings [Ahadith], Grade 11 (2002) pp. 31-32


"Anyone who testifies that there is no god except God alone - with no partner, that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, and that Jesus is the servant of God - and, according to one version: son of His maid - and His messenger... God will make him enter His Paradise."

Jesus was mentioned [here] in order to expose the [error of the] Christians and make clear that their belief in the Trinity is pure polytheism, which will not rescue them from [Hell's] fire. He [Jesus] is [also mentioned here as] God's messenger, in order to expose [the error of] the Jews who deny that... and who defame him and his mother in a way that is not permissible. He [Jesus] is [further mentioned as] the son of God's maid, in order to expose [the error of] the Christians again and define him as servant of God and son of His maid. So, how dare they attach him to God as a son?
Selected Prophetic Sayings [Ahadith], Grade 11, (2002) p. 94


He [God] does not have a son, as alleged by the Jews and the Christians.
Islamic Religious Education, Grade 7, Part 1, (2002) p. 7

...All the infidels, and among them those who have attributed a son to God... These are the Jews and the Christians and some Arabian polytheists. God said [in the Qur'an]: "The Jews say Ezra is the son of God, while the Christians say the Messiah is the son of God." (Al-Tawbah, 30)
Commentary of Surat Al-Kahf, Grade 9, (2002) p. 16


God prescribed Friday for the Jews [as their holy day in the week], and they said: "O Moses, God did not create on Saturday anything. Make it our day." So He made [that] for them. In some sources [we find] that Moses... fixed Friday for them and told them about its superiority, [but] they argued with him that Saturday was better. God inspired him [saying]: "Leave them alone with what they have chosen".
Selected Prophetic Sayings [Ahadith], Grade 10, (2002) p. 35

The Jews chose Saturday on the basis of their unsound allegation that it was the day on which God had finished the creation of the created [world]. They said: "We shall rest on it from work and be occupied with worship and thanksgiving." The Christians [chose] Sunday because it was the first day on which [God] started the creation [of the world] and therefore it deserved glorification. God guided us [the Muslims] to [choose] Friday because He created Adam on it.
Selected Prophetic Sayings [Ahahdith], Grade 10, (2002) p. 36)

The Negative Influence of Non-Muslims on Islam
Groups of Zoroastrians, Sabi'as [a Gnostic sect known today as Manda'ite in southern Iraq], Jews, Christians and others embraced Islam. Some of them outwardly behaved as Muslims out of fear of authority while they [secretly] followed another [religion]. They began spreading among the Muslims, which corrupted their religion and made them doubt the tenets of their faith. The impact of that was seen in the existence of sects that bear the name of Islam while being destructive 'hoes' [against Islam].
Studies in Theology: Prophecies, Grade 10, (2002) p. 104

The great Imam, Sheikh Mahmud Shaltut, has left a grand heritage of valuable researches and studies.... [Some] of his most important printed works [are]:
 Commentary on the Holy Qur'an... It is characterized... by its commitment to being a commentary on the Qur'an based on the Qur'an [alone] and by cleansing the commentary of Isra'iliyyat [Jewish traditional stories that were introduced into early Islamic commentary by Jewish converts to Islam] and other fables of that kind.
Islamic Education, Grade 9, (2002) p. 74

...Without paying attention to the Isra'iliyyat [Islamic commentary of the Qur'an based on Jewish traditions] that some of the commentators have introduced here and that have no value.
Commentary of Surat Al-Kahf, Grade 9, (2002) p. 202

As for reading from the Qur'an [during prayer] - Abu Hanifah's [juristic] school [forbids that] while others [think] that it does not spoil [the prayer], because looking at the Qur'an is worship... But he [i.e., Abu Hanifah] did not like it because it was [like] imitating the People of the Book [in their prayer].Selections for the explanation of [the Book of] "Selection", Grade 9, (2002) p. 85

Selections for the Explanation of [the Book of] "Selection", Grade 9 (2002), p. 103 The Protected People [Ahl al-Dhimmah] shall not go out with them [i.e., with the Muslims, for prayer for rain outside the city]... because the gathering of infidels is expected to bring forth a [divine] curse.

9 Comments:

At 9:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very important information. Thank you for this blog.

John Callahan

 
At 9:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't disagree with you more Mr. Callahan. The purpose of this blog is to spread the same imperialist propaganda and lies that the U.S. and Israel have been spreading for years. Why do the majority of good Muslims have to be blamed for just a few terrorists?

Islam is a religion of peace. It is a most peaceful religion. Islam stands for full equality for everyone. There is no distinction of religions in Islam. So moderator, why are you allowing such false propaganda on this blog?

Aisha
http://www.salaam.co.uk

 
At 10:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aiaha

Istead of using ad hominum and attacking the site or a poster, why not present your argument supported by references from the Quran, Hadith and Muhammad's life?
You say Islam is a religion of peace, that is your opinion but others disagree with it and you have no right to stone them just because they are different. This is how peaceful Islam is !
From Surah 9 ( Al Tuba)

قَـتِلُواْ الَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلاَ بِالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ وَلاَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلاَ يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ الْكِتَـبَ]


(Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth among the People of the Scripture
Allah said,


[حَتَّى يُعْطُواْ الْجِزْيَةَ]


(until they pay the Jizyah), if they do not choose to embrace Islam,


[عَن يَدٍ]


(with willing submission), in defeat and subservience,


[وَهُمْ صَـغِرُونَ]


(and feel themselves subdued.), disgraced, humiliated and belittled. Therefore, Muslims are not allowed to honor the people of Dhimmah or elevate them above Muslims, for they are miserable, disgraced and humiliated. Muslim recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said,


«لَا تَبْدَءُوا الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى بِالسَّلَامِ، وَإِذَا لَقِيتُمْ أَحَدَهُمْ فِي طَرِيقٍ فَاضْطَرُّوهُ إِلَى أَضْيَقِه»


(Do not initiate the Salam (Saying hi !!) to the Jews and Christians, and if you meet any of them in a road, force them to its narrowest alley.) This is why the Leader of the faithful `Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, demanded his well-known conditions be met by the Christians, these conditions that ensured their continued humiliation, degradation and disgrace


http://tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=9&tid=20986

where is that equality for everyone that you claim? Quran and Hadith and Islamic history negates your claim

Salam

 
At 10:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are picking and choosing sections of the Quran to your liking. I could do the same with the Bible and show you how violent some of the words of the Old Testament and of the Prophet Jesus, Peace be upon him, are.

You have not taken the Quran in its completeness, and I can level the same accusations against your Bible and Talmud.

But what about the bigger question? While your chief propagandist, George W. Bush, was playing guitar on vacation, thousands of innocent people were dying unnecessarily because of hurricaine Katrina. Bush is so busy fighting the so-called terrorists in the failing country of Iraq that he abandoned his own people.

And while FEMA is creating even more hardship for the victims by sending out and then retracted debit cards for the poor and suffering, it is the Islamic charities that are giving aid to these people, most of whom are not Muslim.

So instead of picking and chosing from the Quran, while completely ignoring the faults of your own Bible, why don't you look at what your president is doing and realize that Islam is not your enemy.

Aisha
http://www.salaam.co.uk

 
At 10:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not picking and chosing, I responded to your argument and crushed it by refrences from the Quran and Ibn Kathir commentary, which is considered by Muslims to be the most accurate and authoritative commentary.
Living in an Islamic country, I saw what equlity Islam provides..the equality of submission. I follow no mere propaganda as you do and don't evade the subject by attacking other religions or political agendas cause this won't make Islam a religion of peace.

salam

 
At 11:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not denying that the scriptures of Medina exist, but the majority of Muslims are peace-loving, and do not practice violence or inequality toward non-Muslims. There are many hadiths on peace, equality and unity, which you do not quote and therefore are misleading your readers about Islam.

Unfortunately, you also misguide your readers, as you are obfuscating the fact that both the Jewish and Christian Bibles and Talmud, contain scriptures advocating violence and inequality toward peoples of other religions. The Talmud is specifically at fault here.

Salaam,
Aisha

 
At 11:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, majority of Muslims are peace loving people, but this does not make Islam a religion of peace, you are circuling around your argument.
Islam was peaceful during its early 13 years when Muhammad was in Mecca and had few followers, after Hijra (immigrating to Medina) a blind can see a complete change in tactics and there he came with Sura 8 and 9 , and other violence condoning texts that abrogated the earliar verses which showed some tolerence towards Jews and Christians in Mecca.
Muhammad's own words right before he died were "Expell the Jews and Christians from the Arab Peninsuela". so Jews and Christians paid a heavy price for one man's dying wish.
This is my last reply.
have fun
Salam

 
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