Monday, June 14, 2010

Is Ishmael truly a prophet of God and the son of Hagar?

Surah 19:54 (P)
And make mention in the Scripture of ISHMAEL. Lo! he was a keeper of his promise, and he was a messenger (of Allah), a prophet.

I wonder where is the Scripture of ISHMAEL today??? This verse must be able to be proved true. If not, then it is a false revelation.

Surah 4:163 (P)
Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and ISHMAEL and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms

Surah 2:136 (P)
Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and ISHMAEL, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and that which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered.


Objective: To prove conclusive that Quran is a false Book because Surah 19:54 has no truth in it by evidence deduced from the oldest book of Genesis in the Book of Hebrew Tanaakh.  The Book of Genesis has lasted for over 4,000 years older than Quran and Hadith.

Surah 19:54 (P) And make mention in the Scripture of ISHMAEL. Lo! he was a keeper of his promise, and he was a messenger (of Allah), a prophet.

But the Book of Genesis says Ishmael was an archer and not a Prophet.

After Isaac was born and weaned ie. about 3 years old, Sarah saw Ishmael was mocking Isaac. Sarah pleaded with Abraham to cast Hagar out, and the following morning she was given bread, a bottle of water and her son. She then wandered into the wasteland of Beer-Sheba, which is in southern Canaan [Gen 21:8-20].

Muslims' claim that Ishmael and Hagar went to Mecca (aka Paran) is utterly illogical as her mother being an Egyptian has inclination to return to Egypt than wandered into the Arabian Desert which takes at least 26 days to reach Mecca.

Furthermore the food ration was sufficient for 1 day's journey and no money was given by Abraham. Gen 21:14  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread and a bottle of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder.

The wilderness of Paran is located at southern Israel on the way to Egypt. Gen 21:21  He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.

In these passages, God addresses Abraham and calls Hagar the 'maidservant' ['amah' not 'wife' as in Genesis 16:3; compare the Latin Vulgate where in Genesis 21:8-12 'ancilla' is 'maidservant' or 'female slave' ]. Hagar had lost any status she may have earlier enjoyed, so her status as a wife can be questioned and that Ishmael became the son of the slave woman and no longer called the son of Abraham.

Gen 16:3  And Sarai Abram's wife (Hebrew "ishshah") took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife (Hebrew "ishshah")

Abraham was very grieved because he always thought that Ishmael was the first son. But God told him to listen to Sarah and cast out both Hagar and Ishmael.

Gen 21:11  And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
Gen 21:12  And God said unto Abraham, "Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Notes: God approved for Hagar and Ishmael to be cast out of Abraham's family. When they were cast out by Abraham upon the plead by Sarah, the legal status of Hagar as wife become slavewoman and Ishmael become the son of Hagar and not of the son of Abraham BECAUSE "for in Isaac shall thy seed be called."

Gen 21:13 (God said) "And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed."

NOTES: Immediately God address Ishmael as "the son of the slavewoman" (Gen 21:13) and not as the son of Abraham. Who change this status of Ishmael??? It is not Abraham nor Sarah. It was God Himself who call Ishmael as "the son of the bondwoman"!!!

How far can Hagar and Ishmael go on foot when Abraham did not give a camel for them to ride on? They merely wandered in the wilderness of Paran in southern Israel  ON FOOT!!!!
Gen 21:14  And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on HER shoulder, and the child, and SENT HER AWAY: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.

Abraham did not escort Hagar who lost her status as the legal wife of Abraham to Mecca.  Hagar merely wandered in the wilderness of Paran desert and not in Saudi Arabia.

God addressed to Hagar and did not speak to Ishmael eventhough he was about 16 years olf. as compared to the boy Samuel, God already spoke to the boy.

Gen 21:17  And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is.

Gen 21:18  Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

God is love, He provides for those whom He loved.
Gen 21:19  And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.

Ishmael became an archer and not a prophet???
Gen 21:20  And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
Gen 21:21  And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Did the angel say Ishmael would be a prophet? NO, he would be a wild man, a hostile boy or man going against every one of his own descendants.
Gen 16:11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Gen 16:12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

So where is the proof from the oldest book in the Bible that Ishmael is a prophet???

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