Say, “My Lord has only forbidden immoralities – what is apparent of them and what is concealed – and sin, and oppression without right, and that you associate with Allah that for which He has not sent down authority, and that you say about Allah that which you do not know.” (Qur’an 7:33)
Those who have been following this blog know that recently I have had an exchange with (apparently) a Deobandi. They are a denomination in Islam that believe that Allah (swt) can lie. They believe that Allah (swt) can do anything. (apparently even the absurd and divinely logically impossible).
First of all, it should be understood by anyone reading this post that there has to be, must be certain properties /qualities/attributes that make God, God.
So using the understanding of Allah (swt) that Deobandis (and those like them) have they end up believing that Allah (swt) uses silly arguments against the Christians.
“The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food. Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look at how they are deluded.” (Qur’an 5:75)
To say that Allah (swt) can do anything means that Allah (swt) can eat food (but simply chooses not to).
So we can either believe that:
A) Allah (swt) cannot eat food. This is not possible for Allah (swt).
B) Allah (swt) can eat food but simply chooses not to.
So this means that the argument employed above against the idea of Christ Jesus or Mary being defied is disingenuous.
It doesn’t mean that Mary and/or Jesus are not God (simply by them eating food). If we are going to follow the logic of the Deobandis and all others like them.
It simply means in the case of Christ Jesus that he very well could be God in human form, eating food. Thus, the author of the Qur’an has used fallacious reasoning and disingenuous arguments against Christianity (or at least the Docetic denominations).
May Allah (swt) guide the Deobandis and those who hold their theological presuppositions. May Allah (swt) bring them closer to the Qur’an al Kareem so that they may study it and understand the error of their ways.
“Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look at how they are deluded.”