Before start, I would like to point that all the biblical quotes are taken from Douay Rheims , The Holy Bible Translated from the Latin Vulgate and diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek and other editions in divers languages .
The following names are found in that Bible among a lot of other names:
2 Esdras chapter 10, page 447:
Mosollam mentioned 2 times under the names of the subscribers to the covenant.
2 Esdras chapter 11, page 448
From The priests, the levites, the Nathinites and the children of the servants of Solomon:
Sellum the son of Mosollam, Saraia the son of Helcias, the son of Mosollam, and the son of Mosollamoth
2 Esdras chapter 12
The name Mosollam is mentioned 4 times .
There are two male names stemming from the word Islam root SLM:
Mosallam : a very widely used name in the Arabian Gulf area.
Please check this out at the following link:
Active participle of أسلم (aslama), from the root س ل م (IPA: /s-l-m/)
مُسْلِمٌ • (múslim) m, plural مسلمون (muslimūn), مسلمة (múslima) f
Passive participle of سلم (sallama), from the root س ل م (IPA: /s-l-m/)
مسلم • (musállam)
1. unimpaired, intact, unblemished, flawless
2. accepted, uncontested, incontestable, indisputable, incontrovertible
Further explanation about the spelling in Arabic:
Arabic Langauge has 3 vowels: A (ا), O (و) and E (ي) for example the letter M (م) is written as follows accompanied by a vowel:
م + و= مو Moo
م+ي= مي Mee
م+ا= ما Maa
And the Arabic language has 5 main moves which are written as signs above or below a letter and these are not vowels.
مُ Mo سُ So Lo لُ
مَ Ma Sa سَ La لَ
مِ Me سِ Se Le لِ
مْ M سْ S L لْ
مّ Mm سّ Ss Ll لّ
Moslem is written مُسْلِم
Mosallam is written مُسَلّم
And in the Bible Mosollam is written مُسُلّم
So you can see that the names Mosollam and Mosollamoth mentioned in the Holy Bible are clearly stemming from the word Islam and the root S, L ,M.
Further more you will understand now why the anti-islamic sites and blogs bring the debate of Moslem/Muslim trying to convince us that Moslem is a bad word that we should not adopt any more.
For the sake of the Truth.
Also, the Bible calls the believers “Muslimeen” (Muslims) according to some Jewish Rabbis:
Also, the Hebrew Shalom or Shalam, which means “Peace” in Hebrew, implies “GOD’s Peace be upon you” is also derived from the root Word, Islam. GOD Almighty’s Eternal Peace and us submitting to Him and to His Divine Will in Peace, is also what His Divine Religion is. Islam is the Original Faith. Hebrews used to pronounce the “s” as “sh”. They also pronounced the “a” as a thick “a”. So Shalom is really Salam, which means “Peace” in Arabic, and implies GOD Almighty’s Peace in Islam.
What is Islam ?
New International Version (©1984)
“Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
Arabic : تعرّف به واسلم. بذلك ياتيك خير.
As you may have noticed the lie in the translation, nowhere does it say Ta’araf تعرّف in english but it’s there in the Arabic Bible.
Hebrew : הסכן נא עמו ושלם בהם תבואתך טובה׃
Hasken na immow USALM bahem tabowatka towbah
So Islam existed before prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
I googled the verse, apparently no one knows about it. (as far as i know)
In the link that I gave you, the verse was a Hebrew translation of the Aramaic. In the Hebrew, the word is “Mushlam”. However, in the Aramaic translations of the word “perfect” in the link that you gave us, http://www.peshitta.org/ (Click on “Tools” -> “Lexicon”) , I’ve seen many New Testament references with words that have the root of “Islam” and “Muslim” such as:
OaMSHaMLaYaA Colossians — 4:12
OaMSHaMLaYT’aA Yaqub — 1:17 (What is Yaqub??)
MSHaMLYaA Yukhanan — 16:24, 17:13, Yaqub — 1:4, 1Yukhanan — 1:4, 4:18
MSHaMLaYT’aA Marqus — 4:28
MSHaMLaYaA Yukhanan — 16:24, 17:13, Yaqub — 1:4, 1Yukhanan — 1:4, 4:18
OaMSHaLMaNaA Hebrews — 9:11
SHaLMaA Matti — 5:9, Marqus — 12:38, Luqa — 1:29, 2:14, 5:36, 10:5, 10:6, 14:32, 19:38, 20:46, 24:36
† Yukhanan — 14:27, 14:27, 16:33, 20:19, 20:21, 20:26
† Acts — 9:31, 10:36, 18:18, 21:19, 21:7
† Yaqub — 3:17, 3:18
† Keepa — 3:11, 5:14
† Romans — 1:7, 5:1, 10:15, 12:18, 14:19, 16:5
† 1Corinthians — 16:21
† Galatians — 5:22, 6:16
† Ephesians — 1:2, 2:17, 6:23
† Colossians — 1:2, 4:18
† 2Thessalonians — 3:16, 3:17
† 2Timothy — 4:19
† Hebrews — 10:6, 10:8, 12:14
There are 10s of them. I will further investigate these verses and words and get to the bottom of their meanings. It seems to me that the English translators are hiding the overwhelming evidence from the New Testament that proves Islam on purpose.
1- what is meant by the torah and injeel,according to the Quran?
2- are they corrupted? what is the nature of that corruption ? how far is the corruption? before or after Islam?
what is Torah,according to the Quran?
1- A scripture was revealed only to Moses :
the Quran – 2:5 And when We gave unto Moses the Scripture and the criterion (of right and wrong), that ye might be led aright.
the Quran – 6:91 And they do not assign to Allah the attributes due to Him when they say: Allah has not revealed anything to a mortal. Say: Who revealed the Book which Musa brought, a light and a guidance to men.
the Quran – 17:2 And We gave Musa the Book and made it a guidance to the children of Israel, saying: Do not take a protector besides Me.
the Quran – 11:110 We have given Moses the Scripture, yet they disputed in it.
the Quran – 28:43 And We verily gave the Scripture unto Moses after We had destroyed the generations of old: clear testimonies for mankind, and a guidance and a mercy, that haply they might reflect.
the Quran – 32:23 And certainly We gave the Book to Musa, so be not in doubt concerning the receiving of it, and We made it a guide for the children of Israel.
It remained a guide for the children of Israel ,after the departure of Moses:
the Quran – 40:53 and We verily gave Moses the guidance, and We caused the Children of Israel to inherit the Scripture
the Quran – 42:14 And they did not become divided until after knowledge had come to them out of envy among themselves; and had not a word gone forth from your Lord till an appointed term, certainly judgment would have been given between them; and those who were made to inherit the Book after them are most surely in disquieting doubt concerning it.
Even the prophets after Moses,the Rabbis, and the Priests would judge with it …they weren’t supposed to add new scripture to the corpus of the Torah…
the Quran – 5:44 We have sent down the Torah, in it is guidance and a light; the prophets who have surrendered judged with it for those who are Jews, as well as the Rabbis, and the Priests, for what they were entrusted of God’s Scripture, and they were witness over. So do not fear the people but fear Me; and do not purchase with My revelations a cheap price. And whoever does not judge with what God has sent down, then these are the rejecters.
The Quran gets 2 cases of a scripture after Moses ?
1- Zabur (some of the psalms):
The holy Quran 17:55 We gave to David (the gift of) the Psalms.
the Quran – 21:105 Before this We wrote in the Psalms, after the Message (given to Moses): My servants the righteous, shall inherit the earth.”
that verse is really there in the psalms ; Psalms 37:29 “The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever,”
To note ,the psalm was revealed as words of wisdom ,not a law as the Torah…….
2- Injeel (the saying parts of the 4 gospels):
the Quran – 3:48 And He teaches him(jesus) the Scripture and the Wisdom and the Torah and the Injeel.
Again ,the gospel was intended as words of wisdom and ,again, not a law as the Torah ,yet would modify some hard laws.
In a word ,what is the word (scripture) in the Quran could refer to,while refering to an existing written work?
It is some of the contents of : Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, ,Deuteronomy,Psalms,gospel
and fully to the content of :The Quran …
what about the other books eg; Judges ,jonah Ruth ,Micah,First Samuel ,Ecclesiastes ,Nahum ,Song of Solomon,Isaiah , Jeremiah and Ezekiel…etc…..?
well ,They could have true traditions (beside false ones) ,but they would never be called scripture .
Hear or read?
Holy Quran 2:74 Do you then hope that they would believe in you, and a party from among them indeed used to hear the Word of Allah, then altered it after they had understood it, and they know (this).
the verse 2:74 tells the readers that the Jews heared the word of God ,not they read the word of God ,it doesn’t suggest them reading a text then making a textual corruption,but it could denote those Jews had heard the torah (could be from the prophets’ mouths) then though they understood it ,they corrupted it ,and penned that as a true scripture…
let’s visit the second verse related :
Holy Quran [003:078] And there is a sect of them twist their tongues with the Book, that you may suppose it part of the Book, yet it is not part of the Book; and they say, ‘It is from God,’ yet it is not from God, and they speak falsehood against God, and that wittingly.
2 suggested meanings
1- some of the Jews used to utter some passages in a way that they twist their tongues in order to change the pronunciation to convey another meaning non intended by the text , deceiving the listeners (who never read the scriptures) ,thinking that what they uttered is real scripture from God …
2- another understanding :
the word (laye) means (twist) when we make rope we braid the fibres together to improve strength…. the same way the jews twisted,braided their tongues with words they claim to be from God,in order to gain strength in their position with the listeners…
Our next verse is:
Holy Quran 4: 46 Of the Jews there are those who displace words from their (right) places, and say: “We hear and we disobey”; and “Hear what is not Heard”; and “Ra’ina”; with a twist of their tongues and a slander to Faith. If only they had said: “What hear and we obey”; and “Do hear”; and “Do look at us”; it would have been better for them, and more proper; but Allah hath cursed them for their Unbelief; and but few of them will believe.
what does it mean by displace words from their (right) places?
let’s imagine some wicked greedy imperial powers planning to invade utilize a rich country that is ruled by a great leader …. such leader is the obstacle for their evil palns ,hence they prepared a plan to displace him from his position in the realm of leaders ,afterwards they will either
1- put instead of him to rule the country,another corrupted ruler
2- after abducting him they execute him ,letting no trace of him.
3- force him to do some dirty work,he is not supposed to do ,as a spy etc
this exact example is the one we should apply to the verse to understand the exact meaning
the phrase mentioned in the verse يحرفون الكلم عن مواضعه means literally to displace,abduct a word(words) from its position in the verse(s) ,passage(s)…..
they abduct the words from their place in the chapter, why? it is the same reason the imperialists abducted the great leader,just cause they don’t desire it … it is an obstacle to their agenda…
so they either abduct the word putting another word instead …or to delete the word making it disappear, or to take the word out of context ,infusing it in another writing misapplying its original meaning intended…..
the next verse is :
Holy Quran 2:49 Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.
That verse refers to the Jews (just read the context from verse 47) and is a direct,clear reference to the worst type of corruption (to write a text using your human ideas,yet claiming to be inspiration)……
Why the Quranic focus on the Jews when accuses directly of biblical corruption ,why not using the word (Christians)?
the answer, cause the New testament is a Jewish production, it was composed by Jews …..
if both the old and new testaments are Jewish production then ,it is understood why the Quranic accusation of a Jewish biblical tampering.
The corruption before or after Islam?
Sura 2:74 Then your hearts hardened after that, so that they were like rocks, rather worse in hardness; and surely there are some rocks from which streams burst forth, and surely there are some of them which split asunder so water issues out of them, and surely there are some of them which fall down for fear of Allah, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do. 75 Do you then hope that they would believe in you, and a party from among them indeed used to hear the Word of Allah, then altered it after they had understood it, and they know (this).
the context before the verse is the story of the Jews and God’s bless on them which they didn’t appreciate ,continued to misbehave and their hearts hardened and were like rocks !!
immediately after such description of the nature of the Jews ,God would tell the believers don’t get high expectations from the Jews you know who share the same nature of their forefathers who had hard hearts used to corrupt the word of God…..
another verse with the same idea …. their hearts are hard as rock ,corrupting the word of God
Holy Quran 005.012 : Allah did aforetime take a covenant from the Children of Israel, and we appointed twelve captains among them. And Allah said: “I am with you: if ye (but) establish regular prayers, practise regular charity, believe in my messengers, honour and assist them, and loan to Allah a beautiful loan, verily I will wipe out from you your evils, and admit you to gardens with rivers flowing beneath; but if any of you, after this, resisteth faith, he hath truly wandered from the path or rectitude.”But because of their 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.
have you any doubt that the Quran views the Jews before Islam as corrupting the word of God?
still anyone after reading the previous verse,claims that the criticism is levelled specifically towards the jews living the time of Mohamed peace be upon him ?
Would the pious,religious Jews corrupt the word of God?
yes, that is the human nature…before Judaism we have clues that religious people from different times and places forged for the sake of God, even in Islam some religious persons forged Hadiths like Nasirudin Albani !!….no wonder man would always lie for his vain desires…
Why would the religious, lie,corrupt the word of God?
A- To gain religious statue which mostly leads to materialistic benefit…. ,some forgers had good intentions of a religious reform ,so they were seduced to put the divine signature under their theories to attract the masses and get them taking the ideas of reform seriously …
the group of the dead sea scrolls ,and some of the writers of the NT could be included in such category ,they weren’t conspirators (with the literal meaning of the word) to Judaism but they tried to reform it (the way they thought to be effective)….. ,in other words they believed that the END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS.
B- In order to gain dominance, they forged supporting documents under the names of earlier authorities,altering the words of the sacred text, to make them more patently orthodox and to prevent their misuse by Christians who espoused aberrant views.
That last motive is exposed in details in the book, The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament.Bart D. Ehrman
would early Christians die for a lie?
no wonder ,as long as ,from a christian point of view, Muslims are dying for a lie too… Nazists died for a lie .. etc etc etc…. propaganda would turn the biggest lie to the sweetest truth which you would kill and die for…
in sum and substance
The Quran described The Jews as used to corrupt the word of God by all possible means
adding, deleting passages,misapplying passages by false interpretations, they even ,twist their tongues with falsehoods trying to sell them as scripture,writing a text claiming it to be from God.