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A common misconception about the Holy Qur’an is that it is an ancient, outdated book, irrelevant to the functioning of the modern world. Nothing can be further from the truth! Unlike the Bible, the Holy Qur’an has never been revised for over 1400 years, since it was revealed, and its teachings are still completely relevant. Many scientific facts, when discovered, are shown to have been attested to all along in the Qur’an – pointing clearly to the inescapable reality that it could only have been authored by the Almighty Creator of the universe.

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The Muslim accepts that Jesus Christ (pbuh) is the “son of God” in the metaphorical sense. In the terminology of the Bible, any righteous man of God who submits to the Will of God is a “son of God”. Did not Jesus (pbuh) say: “…AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN.” – (MATTHEW 5:16) Here Jesus (pbuh) did not say “my Father”, indicating that “father” and “son” are not to be taken literally. Begetting a son is an animal act belonging to the lower animal functions of sex. How can we attribute such a lowly quality to God? Jesus (pbuh) also said: “BLESSED ARE THE PEACE-MAKERS FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD.” – (MATTHEW 5:9) “I ASCEND UNTO MY FATHER AND YOUR FATHER, MY GOD AND YOUR GOD.” – (JOHN 20:16)

In the Old Testament too, this spiritual “father and son” relationship is made quite clear to any sincere seeker of the Truth: “HAVE WE NOT ALL ONE FATHER? HATH NOT GOD CREATED US?” - (MALACHI 2:10) Why is “son of God” interpreted literally for Jesus (pbuh), yet figuratively in the case of Prophet David (pbuh), where God addresses him as follows: “THOU ART MY SON, THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE.” – (PSALMS 2:7)

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