Welcome to Al-Injil

Salaam wa alykum.  This site is about The Injil, also known as The Gospel.  Injil literally means ‘Good News’ and this News is a message that for certain has already affected your life.    At the height of the Roman Empire this Good News revolutionized the world of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. This News so changed the world of that day that our lives even today, whether we know it or not, have been radically affected by this News. The Injil led to the creating of books, words separated by spaces, punctuation, upper and lower case lettering, universities, hospitals and even orphanages were first founded by people as they understood how the Good News should affect society.  This Good News led to a freeing of society throughout that whole world which, until the impact of the Injil had changed it in peaceful ways, had been held in the bloody grip of Roman Emperors who ruled with the same iron fist and corruption that the dictators of today do.

And when the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) revealed the Qur’an he referred to the Injil with full reverence.  As we will see in the various posts in this site, he and his companions referred to with honor the earlier Books (Taurat, Zabur and Injil).  And if the Prophet Muhammad`s (PBUH) example is one to follow, should one not also be familiar with these same Books?

Today though things have changed.  The word Injil (or Gospel) does not usually convey good news to our minds. Many associate it with Christianity or with the West.  And that is not true – it is for all people who believe in Allah (God) and the Injil came from the Middle East, not the West.

It is not that those who are not Christians are against the Injil, but it is perhaps rather that it does not seem to make much sense. We wonder, in this day, whether The Injil is superseded by the later revelation. Other times we wonder if it has become corrupted.  And with our busy lives we have not had the time or opportunity to properly consider what this Good News is all about.  And so the example to study the Book (thus including the Injil) is ignored by Jews, Muslims, and even most Christians.  Considering that it is this same God who will judge us all it is wise to remember as the Books tell us that Allah sees everything and keeps it recorded for Judgment Day.

That is why I put this site together – to give us the opportunity to understand, maybe for the first time, why the message of the Injil is ‘Good News’.  And this site will also give opportunity to discuss questions that we all have about the Injil.  If this is your first time here, you may want to go to About Me where I share my story of how the Injil became relevant to me. Insha’Allah I hope you will browse around, take time to assess, and take part in considering the Good News of the Injil.

 

7 thoughts on “Welcome to Al-Injil

  1. hello wer ar facebokk nahme grup muvahhit (UNTARİAN) read only qran and we believe qran and last prophet HA maşiha EL mesih yahşuha..qran time 110 nasr: ist coming nasrullah(yahşuha) name pioneer Taner Dimirci Lopez HOUSTON yuotube video…

  2. This is “As salamu alaikum” and not as you have addressed. Practically Judaism, Christianity and Islam came from the same source with the same object to establish the fact that “Allah is one” who created us for the purpose of his worship by way of progressing the worldly life in the manner Allah has command us. This basic principle is same for all these three religion,albeit the corrupted later version of Gospel invented three faces of God.But as the Allah has cancelled all other earlier religion and recommended the last religion as HIS final and last true religion, all the believers are required to follow the last religion, else they will not be accepted. Am I not correct ?

    • Justice,
      it might come as a surprise to you but even the Torah teaches that God (who is one ONE being) has more than one person.
      The way this works is like this: My name is Hendrik (this is who I am, my person) and I am a human being (this is what I am, my being). In the same way God has 3 persons (who he is, Father, Son and Spirit) and is one being (what he is, God)

      For example in the very beginning of the Old Testament Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…..” You can see the word “us” and “our” being used in here.
      Or in Psalm 110:1 “The LORD says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Once again God is talking to himself it seems..

      Or take for example the prophet Daniel, in Daniel chapter 7 it says this: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” In this passages you get a clear picture of what one of God’s persons is: son of man. Why do we know this? Because he is given attributes that ONLY belong to God – sovereign power, all people worship him, everlasting kingdom, etc.

      Contrary to what Muslims are being taught, Christians do not believe in many Gods. It is only 1 God in 3 persons.

      I also want to address your point of Allah having canceled the Jewish and Christian teachings. Doe the Quran not say in Surat 5:47: “And let the People of the Gospel judge by what Allah has revealed therein” So according to your Quran, Allah never canceled anyhting.

  3. I have read several of your writings as I am studying Religion 101 this semester. I am confused on the conflicts and comparisons of Abraham (Isbahim?) sacrifce of his son as commanded by God (Allah). I know they both were commanded (by an angel or God himself) to slaughter his son (Ismael or Isaac) and the son agreed to the sacrifice. I realize the son was never killed bc a ram was given to be sacrificed in the son’s place. how am I doing so far? Pretty bad, eh? I don’t understand the differences of the symbolization of the sacrifice. Nor do I understand what belief from the Quarin and the Bible differ in what the sacrifice was intended to tell those that followed. I know in the Bible, it is suppose to be foreshadowing of the coming of Jesus and his own sacrifice for sinners, which is very similar to the sacrificial son of Abraham (Ibrahim). Please can you help me understand this???? Thank you. I have enjoyed reading your posts.

    • Hi Alice

      Very good summary of the account of the sacrifice of Abraham. The Bible and Qur’an are both reporting about the same event, when Abraham (Ibrahim) was asked by God (Allah) to offer up his son. In the Qur’an the son is not specifically named (See my article here on this). I would not say that there is a difference in symbolization. Both accounts indicate that this was a test by God of Abraham’s faith. But in addition there was, as you say, a foreshadowing. THere is not as much detail in the foreshadowing in the Qur’an (you can read the complete account of the sacrifice from Quran and Bible here) but it comes out in the ayah (verse) 107 which says

      And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice

      I explain the significance of both the account in the Qur’an and the Bible in my article here. I hope that this helps.

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