Proof that Islam was from God
It is interesting that Judaists and Muslims or Arabs regard Abraham as their father, the origin of their races.
More importantly the founder of Islam admitted that Abraham was his ancestor. But Hebrews and Arabs were already separated when Islam was established in the 7th century. The founder of Islam had no need to respect Abraham Judaists regarded as their ancestor who lived around 2000 BC.
Or why did not the founder of Islam set the foundation of his religion outside the traditions of Judaism and Christianity? Why did not the founder of Islam launch a new Bible that had nothing to do with the holy books of Judaism and the Old Testament?
The answer must be that Allah and His angel who spoke to the founder of Islam said directly to the founder of Islam that Allah is the God of Abraham and thus of Judiasts and Christians.
Because it looked more reasonable and convenient for the founder of Islam to proclaim that his God, Allah, had nothing to do with the God of Judaists and Christians. But he did not do that. Instead he claimed that he was the last prophet in a lineage of prophets of Judaists. It is so disadvantageous, but he attached himself to the extension of Judaism and even Christianity.
The fact that the founder of Islam did such an unfavorable thing to himself suggests or means that the founder of Islam was really talked to by Allah and His angel. It is a proof that Islam is a true religion.
Indeed, the Old Testament implies that one of Abraham's son became Arabs.
Gen 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
Gen 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Gen 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Gen 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
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.
Gen 16:13 And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?
Gen 16:14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
Gen 16:15 And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
Gen 16:16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.
So, it looks like Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, have become wild men whose hands are against every Judaist and Christian or even against other Arabs.
If we admit holy authenticity of the Old Testament, Judaists are positioned No. 1, Arabs No. 2, and others, including Europeans, No. 3 or lower.
However, Christ Jesus said:
Mat 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
Therefore, in the realm of faith in Christ or in the kingdom of God, no superior positions of Judaists and Arabs can be claimed.
But in the seventh century when Islam was emerging, this relationship between Arabs, one of whom was the founder of Islam, and Judaists must have been important, since Arabs needed proof that Islam was from God.
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Mar 7:4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.
Mar 7:5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?