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I have 2 questions:
1. Did Jesus (pbuh) ever marry and have children? if he did marry who was he married to and where are the children?
2. When people say that the bible has been `changed` and is not in its true format, in what way has it been changed? is it due to translation or have people actually tried to change the words?
Can you please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you brother.
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Did Jesus Marry & Bible changed
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question-1. Did Jesus (pbuh) ever marry and have children? if he did marry who was he married to and where are the children?
The Prophet Isa (a.s.) was only about 32-33 years of age when Allah Subhanah raised him to the heavens. He neither married nor did he have any children.
Your Question-2. When people say that the bible has been `changed` and is not in its true format, in what way has it been changed? is it due to translation or have people actually tried to change the words?
Dear and Beloved Brother, it is not the ‘people’ who say that the Divine Scriptures that were revealed by Allah before the Quran have been changed; it is none other than the Lord All-Mighty Who Declares in His Last and Final Testament of the Quran that the People of the Book intentionally changed the words and forgot a good part of the Divine Message of their Scriptures!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 13-15:
13 But because of their (The Children of Israel’s) breach of their Covenant We cursed them and made their hearts grow hard: they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the Message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them barring a few ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.
14 From those too who call themselves Christians We did take a Covenant but they forgot a good part of the Message that was sent them: so We estranged them with enmity and hatred between the one and the other to the Day of Judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done.
15 O People of the Book! There hath come to you Our Messenger (Mohamed (saws)) revealing to you much that ye used to hide in the Book and passing over much : There hath come to you from Allah a (new) Light and a perspicuous Book (The Al-Quran).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah
Ale-Imran verse 78:
78 There is among them (The People of the Book) a section who distort the (Divine) Book with their tongues; (as they read) you would think it is a part of the Book but it is no part of the Book; and they say "That is from Allah" but it is not from Allah: it is they who tell a lie against Allah and (well) they know it!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 68-70:
68 They (The Christians) say "Allah hath begotten a son!" Glory be to Him! He is The Self-Sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! Say ye about Allah what ye know not?
69 Say: "Those who invent a lie against Allah will never prosper."
70 A little enjoyment in this world, and then to Us will be their return. Then shall We make them taste the severest Penalty for their blasphemies.
The original Revelations of the ‘Injeel’ or the Gospel which was revealed in Truth by Allah upon Prophet Isa (a.s.) has been destroyed; and what our Christian brethren claim as the Bible today, is no more than a collection of some distorted chapters from the Old Testament, and four unauthentic records of the life of Prophet Isa (a.s.) according to St. Luke, St. Mathew, St. John and St. Mark; but surprisingly not one Gospel ‘according’ to Prophet Jesus (a.s.) himself! They attribute the Gospel to their four saints themselves, and then claim it is the Word of God!!!
If one asks even the best of the Christian scholars, they themselves will testify that the Original Divine Revelation revealed by Allah upon Prophet Isa (a.s.) has been destroyed, and the Bible they have amongst them is neither the original Divine Revelation, nor in the language it was original revealed! That is why each of the numerous sects amongst the Christian faith have their own version of the Bible, like the Orthodox Version, the Roman Catholic Version, the King James Version (which itself apparently have more than 16 editions!), the New International Version, etc. etc.!
A simple way to clarify this point is to quote any passage from the ‘Bible’ to any Christian scholar, and the first thing ‘he’ will ask you is ‘which version of the Bible are you quoting from?’!!!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,