BIBLICAL GOSPELS VS. THE INJEEL

When people say that the Injeel and the Biblical Gospels are the same thing, they’re either lying or wrong. The Injeel (which is Arabic for “Gospel”) was the message revealed to Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him, that he preached during his ministry. This message was written down at a certain point but it was not preserved. And the Injeel was lost shortly after Jesus was taken up into Paradise. The Biblical Gospels, however, are not the same thing. They’re more like hadiths of Prophet Jesus, peace be upon him. And due to the fact that these “hadiths of Jesus” were changed and we don’t know who the actual authors of the texts were, they’d be considered as weak hadiths. Though they do contain LOTS of elements from the Injeel’s core message of submitting to the One God, they’re not the actual Injeel itself. This is a common misconception among not only non-Muslims, but Muslims as well. The reason many people don’t know that the two are very different is because Christian missionaries (particularly ones whose focus is getting Muslims to apostatize to Christianity, astagfor’Allah) try to draw an unnecessarily large connection between two related, but not identical things.

(continued via Tareq McDonald, posted 6 hr ago)

 

 

2 thoughts on “BIBLICAL GOSPELS VS. THE INJEEL

  1. As-salaam-u-alaykum

    Interesting read regarding the Injeel vs Gospel.

    I always wondered how the Christians went astray so early in the Faith, after Isa (AS) ascended the Heavens? You say that the Injeel (Evangel) was lost soon after, but how can something so precious disappear just like that in a short span of time given that the followers of Christ (AS), especially the Disciples, would have valued such a Book of Allah? I mean I can understand how the Torah and Psalms may have been altered over a lengthy period of time, but for the Injeel to suddenly change or disappear soon after does make the mind boggle. Could it be that during the time of Christ’s (AS) ministry, papyrus was the main way to write (as well as parchments and leaves, etc) which was something not readily available at the time? (c.f paper was non-existent in the region).

    Also with the sudden ascension of Isa (AS) up to the Heavens, the Disciples might have felt bit panicky that they did not stick to memory or record all of Christ’s Teachings. Unlike the Companions of Muhammad (pbuh) who, even, before the Quran were known to live in a culture where memorising was the norm (due to lack of literates as well as enjoying the regurgitation of poetry), the Disciples might not have developed that skill with regards to memorising the Injeel. Furthermore, the sudden ascension of Christ (AS) to Heaven, might have given the Romans and Jews the opportunity to persecute the Disciples, thus destroying some of the Teachings of Christ (AS) that were written down.

    All this May have contributed to the early distortions of the Injeel? Allah knows best.

    What we do know from historical records is that Paul never saw Christ (AS) in his lifetime, and he therefore did not appreciate the teachings Christ (AS) gave to his Disciples. This partly explains why he was so adamant in changing Christian belief away from the Jewish Belief and more towards the Roman Gentile belief. He felt that by converting a powerful nation like the Romans to Christianity, they could become a formidable force in establishing God’s Injeel all over the world. Unfortunately this was at the expense of distorting the Laws of the Torah (Old Testament) just to gain favour with the Romans (it has to be said that the Injeel, unlike the Quran, supplemented the Torah and reminded people to get back to the original ways of the Torah, which, itself was distorted over time before the Injeel).

    In around AD 50, Paul without having firm knowledge is said to have started writing the Epistles – Thassolonians – in New Testament; in around AD 50-60 he begins to write Corinthinians; but is executed by Emperor Nero in AD 67.

    The Gospels themselves were written late too – The first Gospel of Mark written around AD 65, and last one Gospel of Luke around AD 100; interestingly none of the Gospels, we see in the New Testament, were written by the Disciples themselves (as stated by historians). Scribes, who could have been their students too, or were paid to write whatever the Disciples dictated may have done half-hearted jobs and contributed greatly in the damage we see today ? Between the Ascension of Christ (AS) around AD 30-33 and the first writings of New Testament around AD 65, something must have happened and I am sure Paul was involved.

    Would you consider that plausible?

    Again Allah (SWT) knows best!

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