By Sami Zaatari
We often hear Christians arguing against Islam because Allah deceives evil people. Christians also seem to have a problem with verses in the Quran which show Allah saying that he guides people, and also misguides them, they argue how can God misguide people?!
For starters let us quickly respond to the second claim, when Allah causes people to be misguided this is in reference to disbelievers only, basically very stubborn hard-hearted disbelievers who will never accept the truth no matter what, hence Allah increases them in their misguidance due their evilness and hard hearts. As for those who are honest and seek the truth with sincerity, then Allah will make their path easier and will help them arrive at the truth. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Let us now turn the tables on the Christians; we shall see that Jesus does the exact same thing! Obviously this is a huge problem for Christians because they will be left with two choices, reject Christianity since Jesus does something they condemn and argue about, or show everyone they are hypocrites with double standards, either way they lose.
In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 4, verses 10-12 we read:
10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
So we see that Jesus says he speaks in parables to disbelievers so they purposely don’t understand what he says! He even goes on to say he doesn’t want them to understand so they can’t convert and be forgiven of their sins! So he talks in parables so they remain confused and disbelievers, hence they will never be able to get the truth and be forgiven!
So basically Jesus is doing the very same thing we find Christians condemning!
What makes this rather more amusing is that the disciples were the ones who always ended up getting confused and baffled about what Jesus was saying! So it seems this tactic of his wasn’t a very good one, or that the disciples were incredibly stupid and faithfully bankrupt!
Now I am a Muslim, so therefore all this has no real bearing on me, but it has huge problems for the Christians.
And Allah Knows Best!