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.