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Beliefs of Muslims and Christians, etc

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah

Question:

1)would a natural health supplement that contains ingredients from cow colostrum & chicken egg yolks be Halaal to eat? (It has no other Haraam ingredients

2) A work friend needs to know as he is non Muslim,

if Islam & Christianity come from one source then why have these 2 ways of life separated and why do Christians believe that Jesus is the son of god & Muslims do not & why don’t Muslims & Christians get along if I don’t become a Muslim i go to hell or heaven


Answer:

 

                  

Nabi (S.A.W.) and Isaa (A.S.) were both sent with divine religions. No one can deny the divinity of the teachings of these two great prophets of Allah. But unlike Islaam the teachings of Isaa (A.S.) gradually lost its pristine form and became strange to the people. As a result many alterations were made to His teachings which later became known as Christianity. There are many principles in Christianity which are untrue and outright fabrications, such as the crucifixion of Isaa (A.S.) and various other aspects. In refutation to their beliefs Allah (S.W.T.) clearly mentions in the Qur’an: “And (We condemned them) because of their blasphemy and (because of) their utterance of a grievous calumny against Maryam (A.S.), And (because of) their statement that: “Indeed we slew Messiah, Isaa the son of Maryam (A.S.) and the messenger of Allah. Although they slew him not, nor did they raise him to the cross: but they were given a resemblance of him. And those people who dispute concerning Isaa (A.S.) are indeed in doubt about the matter. Other than following conjecture they have no knowing of it; and of certainty they (the Jews) did not slay him.   In fact, Allah raised him towards Himself; and Allah is the All Mighty, All Wise.”  (Surah Nisaa’, Verse 157-158.)

With regards to the miraculous birth of Isaa (A.S.) Allah (S.W.T.) mentions in Surah Tahreem Ayah 12: “And (Allah describes the condition of) Maryam, the daughter of Imraan (A.S.) who preserved her modesty, then We breathe Our spirit in her collar, and she acknowledged the Words of her Sustainer and His Scriptures. And she was of the obedient ones.”

In the commentary of this Ayah Allamah Ibne Katheer states that: “Allah (S.W.T.) sent Jibreel (A.S.) to Maryam (A.S.) and commanded him to blow in an opening in the upper portion of her garment. This blow miraculously entered the womb of Maryam (A.S.) thus causing her to conceive. Since the birth of Isaa (A.S.) took place without a father the Christians regard him to be the Son of God. This belief is an evident fabrication against Allah as Allah Himself rejects it in the following words: “Say: “He, meaning: Allah, is One.  Allah is Samad (Self-Sufficient).  Neither did He beget (a child), nor was He begotten, nor is there anyone equal to Him.”

In Surah Nisaa’ verse 171 Allah (S.W.T.) mentions: “O you people of the Book! Do not exaggerate in issues of your religion, and say only the truth about Allah. Indeed Messiah, Isaa bin Maryam (A.S.) is but a messenger of Allah; a Word of Allah, which Allah imparted to Maryam (A.S.), and a Spirit from Allah. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and do not say: “They are three.” Desist! It is better for you. Allah, Who alone is worthy of worship is but One. Pure is He from there being a son to Him. His alone is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as a Disposer of Affairs.”  By regarding Isaa (A.S.) as the son of god one would be ascribing partners to Allah whereas Allah is free from all partners.

The message which Nabi (S.A.W.) was sent rendered all the previous religions invalid. Therefore it is incumbent on every soul to accept this message irrespective of which creed heshe belongs to. In Surah Aale Imraan verse 85 Allah (S.W.T.) mentions:  And whoever seeks religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.”

From the Ayah above we understand that if a person wishes to be successful, the he should chose Islam as away of life.

2. It is permissible to consume such supplements which contain cow colostrums and chicken egg yolks provided no other Haraam substance is added to it.

(Raddul Muhtaar, Vol.1, Page 360)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

17 August 2004

30 Jumaadul Ukhraa 1425

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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