Is the Koran the real book of God?
The short answer is- no. In the opinion of renowned scholars and professors of Islam, history, Arabic and many other fields, the origins of the Qur'an are dubious. Among them - Dr. John Wansbrough, Professor Joseph Schacht, Dr. Patricia Crone, R. Stephen Humphreys and Professor Andrew Rippin. "Almost universally, independent scholars studying the Qur'an and Hadith, have concluded that the Islamic scripture was not revealed to just one man, but was a compilation of later redactions and editions formulated by a group of men, over the course of a few hundred years. The Qur'an which we read today is not that which was in existence in the mid-seventh century, but is a product of the eighth and ninth centuries. It was not conceived in Mecca or Medina, but in Baghdad. It was then and there that Islam took on its identity and became a religion. Consequently, the formative stage of Islam was not within the lifetime of Muhammad but evolved over a period of 300 years." On the other hand, Gerd Puin, a German scholar and the world's foremost authority on Qur'anic paleography, the study and scholarly interpretation of ancient manuscripts, and a specialist in Arabic calligraphy, believes: "My idea is that the Koran is a kind of cocktail of texts that were not all understood even at the time of Muhammad. Many of them may even be a hundred years older than Islam itself. Even within the Islamic traditions there is a huge body of contradictory information, including a significant Christian substrate; one can derive a whole Islamic anti-history from them if one wants. The Qur'an claims for itself that it is 'mubeen,' or clear, but if you look at it, you will notice that every fifth sentence or so simply doesn't make sense. Many Muslims will tell you otherwise, of course, but the fact is that a fifth of the Qur'anic text is just incomprehensible. This is what has caused the traditional anxiety regarding translation. If the Qur'an is not comprehensible, if it can't even be understood in Arabic, then it's not translatable into any language. That is why Muslims are afraid. Since the Qur'an claims repeatedly to be clear but is not-there is an obvious and serious contradiction. Something else must be going on." The Qur'an tells us that Muhammad's critics found traditions, folklore and Jewish and Christian scripture: "We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients" (8:31)."Such things have been promised to us and to our fathersbefore! They are nothing but tales of the ancients!" (23:83)" According to historian W. St. Clair Tisdall, who did pioneering work on these questions in his monograph The Sources of Islam, which he later expanded into a book, and in his other writings, "the books of the Zoroastrians and Hindus... bear the most extraordinary likeness to what we find in the Koran and Hadith. Thus in Paradise we are told of 'houris having fine black eyes,' and again of 'houris with large black eyes, resembling pearls hidden in their shells.'... The name houry too is derived from an Avesta or Pehlavi Source, as well as jinn for genii, and bihisht (Paradise), signifying in Avestic 'the better land.' We also have very similar tales in the old Hindu writings, of heavenly regions with their boys and girls resembling the houris and ghilman of the Koran." Source: The Truth About Muhammad by Robert Spencer (2006). There were different Qur'ans in Muhammad's time. Islamic sources tell us that Muhammad's followers would argue because Muhammad provided contradicting versions of the Qur'an. A notable example appears in Bulhari's Hadith: "Umar bin Khattab [the second Caliph] said, 'I heard Hisham bin Hakim bin Hizam reciting Surat Al-Furqan ["Al-Furqan," the title of the 25th surah, has no meaning in any language.] during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle. I listened to his recitation and noticed that he recited it in several ways which Allah's Apostle had not taught me. So I was on the point of attacking him in the prayer, but I waited till he finished, and then I seized him by the collar. "Who taught you this Surah which I have heard you reciting?" He replied, "Allah's Apostle taught it to me." I said, "You are lying. Allah's Apostle taught me in a different way this very Surah which I have heard you reciting." So I led him to Muhammad. "O Allah's Apostle! I heard this person reciting Surat-al-Furqan in a way that you did not teach me." The Prophet said, "Hisham, recite!" So he recited in the same way as I heard him recite it before. On that Allah's Apostle said, "It was revealed to be recited in this way." Then the Prophet said, "Recite, Umar!" So I recited it as he had taught me. Allah's Apostle said, "It was revealed to be recited in this way, too." He added, "The Qur'an has been revealed to be recited in several different ways, so recite of it that which is easier for you." (Bukhari:V6B61N561) Answer One of the most common myths about the Qur'an, is that the Quran was compiled by people that came after Muhammad and as such Quran is not authentic and that it has been edited several times. Let me explain that myth one by one. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) himself supervised and authenticated the written texts of the Qur'an. Whenever the Prophet received a revelation, he would first memorize it himself and later declare the revelation and instruct his Companions (R.A. - Radhi Allahu Taala Anhu) - May Allah be pleased with him who would also memorize it. The Prophet would immediately ask the scribes to write down the revelation he had received, and he would reconfirm and recheck it himself. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was an Ummi who could not read and write. Therefore, after receiving each revelation, he would repeat it to his Companions. They would write down the revelation, and he would recheck by asking them to read what they had written. If there was any mistake, the Prophet would immediately point it out and have it corrected and rechecked. Similarly he would even recheck and authenticate the portions of the Qur'an memorized by the Companions. In this way, the complete Qur'an was written down under the personal supervision of the prophet (pbuh). The complete Qur'an was revealed over a period of 22½ years portion by portion, as and when it was required. The Qur'an was not compiled by the Prophet in the chronological order of revelation. The order and sequence of the Qur'an too was Divinely inspired and was instructed to the Prophet by Allah (swt) through archangel Jibraeel. Whenever a revelation was conveyed to his companions, the Prophet would also mention in which surah (chapter) and after which ayat (verse) this new revelation should fit. Every Ramadhaan all the portions of the Qur'an that had been revealed, including the order of the verses, were revised and reconfirmed by the Prophet with archangel Jibraeel. During the last Ramadhaan, before the demise of the Prophet, the Qur'an was rechecked and reconfirmed twice. It is therefore clearly evident that the Qur'an was compiled and authenticated by the Prophet himself during his lifetime, both in the written form as well as in the memory of several of his Companions. Many Companions of the Prophet used to write down the revelation of the Qur'an on their own whenever they heard it from the lips of the Prophet. However what they wrote was not personally verified by the Prophet and thus could contain mistakes. All the verses revealed to the Prophet may not have been heard personally by all the Companions. There were high possibilities of different portions of the Qur'an being missed by different Companions. This gave rise to disputes among Muslims regarding the different contents of the Qur'an during the period of the third Caliph Usman (r.a.). Usman (r.a.) borrowed the original manuscript of the Qur'an, which was authorized by the beloved Prophet (pbuh), from Hafsha (may Allah be pleased with her), the Prophet's wife. Usman (r.a.) ordered four Companions who were among the scribes who wrote the Qur'an when the Prophet dictated it, led by Zaid bin Thabit (r.a.) to rewrite the script in several perfect copies. These were sent by Usman (r.a.) to the main centres of Muslims. There were other personal collections of the portions of the Qur'an that people had with them. These might have been incomplete and with mistakes. Usman (r.a.) only appealed to the people to destroy all these copies which did not match the original manuscript of the Qur'an in order to preserve the original text of the Qur'an. Two such copies of the copied text of the original Qur'an authenticated by the Prophet are present to this day, one at the museum in Tashkent in erstwhile Soviet Union and the other at the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Allah has Himself promised to guard the Qur'an. He has promised in the Qur'an : "We have, without doubt, sent down the Message; and We will assuredly Guard it (from corruption)." [Al-Qur'an 15:9] Thus it can be proved that the Quran which is present is the same as that was revealed to Muhammad. The subject material remains untouched and preserved to this day.
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The noble Koran is the book of God revealed by the angelGabriel to prophet Mohammed (Blessings and peace of Allah be uponhim), it is the word of God to his apostle (Blessings and peace ofAllah be upon him) including everything a Muslim needs in his life,describing everything will happen to him in th…e hereafter, showingthe great favors prepared for believers and the great tortureprepared for disbelievers, the Koran is as God says: "It is sent down by One Full of Wisdom, Worthy of all Praise (God)"Surat Fosselat, Verse 42. The apostle (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to getit by revelation and when it was coming to him he felt asentimental status seen by all people around him, after that hesays the verses revealed to him by God, soon the people who couldread and write amongst his companions receive them and write themdown on pieces of leather or bones or stones and add them to eachother according to his orders (Blessings and peace of Allah be uponhim), following the instructions of Gabriel, he used to tell himthe places of verses when revealed to him. He used to recite allrevealed Koran upon him once a year in Ramadan, in the year he diedhe recited the whole Koran twice upon him in the month of Ramadan,this is among the secrets by which God protects His book. Some people allege that Prophet Mohammed wrote the Koran byhimself, this is a weak plea doesn't depend on a single trueevidence. The prophet was an illiterate man, he didn't know how toread or write, he wasn't educated in a university or by teachers,he only left Mecca twice to trade in Syria, he never gone touniversities or to learn at nearby towns. Then how did he get thehistory of previous nations and the news of the following ages andthese great legislations that astonish modern scientists as theymatch the modern actual life? How did he know the most recentscientific theories only discovered nowadays? How did he analyzethe human soul and mentioned emotions and obsessions inside manwhereas psychology and its theories only appeared at this time? Many other things also assure that these words are the talk of TheCreator and The All Powerful (God). Ø§ÙÙØ±Ø¢Ù ÙÙ ÙØªØ§Ø¨ Ø§ÙØ¥Ø³ÙØ§Ù Ø§ÙÙ ÙØ¯Ø³ ØªÙ Ø§Ù Ø§ ÙÙ Ø§ ÙÙ ÙÙ Ø§ÙØªÙØ±Ø§Ø© Ø§ÙÙÙÙØ¯ÙØ©ÙØ§ÙÙØªØ§Ø¨ Ø§ÙÙ ÙØ¯Ø³ ÙÙ ÙÙ Ø§ÙÙ Ø³ÙØÙØ©. . Ø§ÙÙØ±Ø¢Ù Ø§ÙÙØ±ÙÙ ÙÙ Ø§ÙÙØªØ§Ø¨Ø§Øª Ø§ÙÙ ÙØ¯Ø³Ø© Ù Ù Ø§ÙØ¥Ø³ÙØ§Ù Ø§ÙØ°Ù Ø£ÙØ²ÙÙØ§ÙÙÙ Ø¹ÙÙ Ø§ÙÙØ¨Ù Ù ØÙ Ø¯ Ø£Ø«ÙØ§Ø¡ ØÙØ§ØªÙ ÙÙ Ù ÙØ© Ø§ÙÙ ÙØ±Ù Ø© ÙØ§ÙÙ Ø¯ÙÙØ©Ø§ÙÙ ÙÙØ±Ø©. . ÙØªØ¨Øª Ø§ÙØ¢ÙØ§Øª ÙØ´ÙØª ÙÙØµÙÙ Ø§ÙÙØ±Ø¢Ù Ø¹ÙÙ Ø§ÙØØ¬Ø§Ø±Ø©Ø ØØ§Ø¡ Ø§ÙØ£Ø´Ø¬Ø§Ø±ÙØ§ÙØ®Ø´Ø¨ ÙØ§ÙÙÙ Ø§Ø´ ÙØºÙØ±ÙØ§ Ù Ù Ø§ÙØ£Ù ÙØ± Ø§ÙÙ Ø®ØªÙÙØ©Ø ÙØ§Ø³ØªØºØ±Ù Ø§ÙÙØÙ Ù ÙØ§Ù ÙÙØ§ÙØØ§ÙØ§Øª Ø§ÙÙ Ø®ØªÙÙØ© Ø¯ÙÙ Ø£Ù Ø¥Ø´Ø§Ø±Ø©. . Ø®ÙØ§Ù ÙØªØ±Ø© Rasoolullaah (Ø§ÙÙ ÙØ§Ø´ÙØ±)Ø Maulaana Ø¹ÙÙ (Ø¹) Ø¬Ù Ø¹Øª ÙÙØ§ÙØ¢ÙØ§Øª ÙØ§ÙÙØµÙÙ ÙÙ ØªØ±ØªÙØ¨ Ø§ÙÙØÙ ÙØ´ÙÙØª Ø´ÙÙ ÙØªØ§Ø¨ Ø§ÙÙØ±Ø¢Ù. ( Full Answer )
Opinion The Bible teaches that the just shall live by faith, not by proof.But there are many things that prove the existence of God, if youreally want proof. Opinion Many things strongly indicate that God exists, although there areno such thing as 'hard' evidence (i.e. laboratory measurements) t…oanswer such a question. The Universe must have a first cause andthat could be God (claining that the Universe exists for no reason,an many atheists do, is more un-scientific and irrational) (firstcause argument). All things we do in order to improve spitituallyindicate that we have a purpose in life - this is also a strongindication that a Divine Creator that has set this purpose exists(teleological argument). Godel, who is the greatest logicial afterAristotle that ever existed, also proved the existence of Godlogically. Many things people do and feel, like love, altuism,dying for higher-essence ideas (like freedom, dignity etc) alsoindicate that there is something spiritual in the cosmos ratherthan only electrones and protons. So YES, there are many ways tosee Gods existence if you are not trying only with laboratorymeasurement methods... Opinion Many people have different beliefs some may believe that god istrue nd some may not but you should not try to challenge otherpeople Opinion Proof is all around for those with the eyes to see. *CREATION requires a "Creator." *The LAWS of nature can't exist without a "Law-giver." *Something has to SUSTAIN these laws, so there has to be a"Sustainer." *LIFE only comes from "pre-existing" life. *In nature, there is DESIGN, and you can't have design without a"Designer." *ANSWERED PRAYER is another. *FULFILLED BIBLE PROPHECY is another. If the question stems from a genuine desire for proof of God...start there. But if it stems from a mind and heart dead set against God'sexistence... you will have to wait for the fulfillment of theprophecy regarding "Judgment Day," when all your doubts will belaid to rest. In the meantime... God is more concerned with those whom He iscalling. In fact... He's trying to PROVE that they exist: "...the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heavenfor you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rateevery day, THAT I MAY PROVE THEM, whether they will walk in My Law,or no." (Ex.16:4) "EXAMINE YOURSELVES, whether ye be in the faith; PROVE YOUR OWNSELVES..." (II Cor.13:5). It seems that those whom God is calling have enough to do "provingthemselves" to God. They certainly know the proof of Him. To the rest, God has nothing to prove. When the time comes, all theworld will know Him. "That they may see, and know, and consider, and understandtogether, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the HolyOne of Israel hath created it." (Isa.41:20) Opinion Nowhere. If there are proofs to the existence of god orgods, then you will not be asking this question. We will all beTheist by now. Belief in god/s is a matter of faith and not byfacts. Opinion God is all that is on a molecular level god is the energy of allatoms gods energy encompasses all that is in our entire universe weare looking big when we should be looking small into the mostmicroscopic world blown up to the size of the universe. Atoms werecreated atoms are everything even air ! research them. and beamazed allow your mind to consider "he" or "it" is pulsing throughour existence in every way ! consider everything else too , the wayeverything all works together to nurture life ... After quite awhile of research and soul searching , From what i have beenreading and the questions i am researching I am convinced 110 %That there has to be an intelligent force (GOD) or something beyondour comprehension who had the fore thought to create a geneticpattern of self replication of not just one , but thousands offorms of DNA to create life. Just one form in the 13 billion yearsof our history has been proven to be impossible to have formed fromnaturalistic ways. When I say fore thought, It seems that everyvariable, action and reaction has been pre determined . almost asif the laws of physics were a requirement to keep certain order. Iam convinced more and more each day as i research atoms and theremicroscopic world that makes up our entire universe includingourselves. Atoms are not the end of the "code" deeper inside layunperceivable fluctuations of mysterious energy which areinterconnected with every other molecule. This in ways is "GODSPOWER GRID" which involves our entire universe and all that is init, ALL ! Atoms are everything,and everywhere keeping the circuitwhole. One molecule on one side of the universe is able to act uponone at the opposite end at instantaneous speeds to maintain balanceand unify all that is ! I feel like our entire world and universeis "god" at sub atomic levels. When people say they are searchingfor answers in the bible, what they don't realize is the bible isphysically itself everything is physically itself the answer.Broken down to its very last molecule which contain the vibrationsof sub atomic particles. This is not just a theory, atoms exist andtheir world is fascinating, pointing me towards somethingdefinitely intelligent way beyond what we perceive as intelligent.Its possible to me God is either all that is , or controls all thatis from some other dimensional realm by channeling energy. Askyourself where does energy come from ? The energy that powersatoms? that flows through us that we need to replenish from otherthings that have energy. Its a big circle of energy who's originsare from what I have been finding are a mystery. I believe theproof is the sum of all energy in the universe and possibly evenmore ! There are many other observations I have made which provefurther the existence of god but i will stop here for now. I hopesomebody agrees with me or is at least intrigued by my thoughts. Ihave to say it was almost scary when all of this dawned on me , asI never really took the time to ponder the most amazing questionsthere are until recently. I am a normal everyday guy, I fix carsfor a living and have a genuine nature to think outside of the box.I hope all of this doesn't seem too crazy , to me I walk aroundwith a smile on my face because there is something definitely goingon here that is far more complicated than a simple mind can graspand i feel enlightened and amazed and fragile all of the sudden. 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That depends, you can believe in anything you want and if you believe they exist, then they probably do. Magical beings are not scientific, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. So don't depend on other people to tell you what the answer is, you believe what you want to, and don't ever let someone… tell you they arn't if you believe they are. You decide. Another answer: Things like this are a major mystery to mankind just because we just don't know. I do believe in spirits (angels, demons, stuff like that) because of 1. the bible, and 2. all of the paranormal happenings, sightings, and those sorts of things. As far as "fairy god parents" go I just can't say. I believe in guardian angels, but the only being that can is GOD, so really it's up to you to decide on this. If you want to believe then go ahead, if not then don't, it's your choice. ( Full Answer )
The one true God is "I AM" he is written in the Bible, Torah and Koran. He is known by many names: the four Hebrew letter's that spell the name as He identified himself to Moses, in English, are "YHWH" or"I AM" He is the same True God in all three of the Holy books. The one true God is the creato…r of all that is seen and unseen. The Pope, The Rabbi, as well as the Iman (pronounced e-mom) all know him as one and the same. Christians and Hebrews Know Him as a loving and protecting God "I AM", one that loves all people. A God that hates sin but loves sinners, as all of the flesh are sinners that have fallen. Muslims know him as stern and strict God (Allah) who presents the proper path that all should follow in life, Christians (through the Bible) know that he sent his son "Jesus" down from Heaven to forgive us all of our sins according to the holy scriptures. Jewish, (Hebrew) (through the Torah) Believe that the son of God is coming still. Muslims (Islam) (through the Koran/Quran) Believe that Mohamed is one of the 124,000 Prophet's of God. All three books start from the same "I AM" then they veer off. But, only one can be correct. I would suggest you read or listen to the Bible, Torah or Koran in your language in order to learn for yourself who is the one true God. --- Each faith has its own tenets, and different divisions of each faith have beliefs that may differ. Individuals who are raised under any religion will naturally adopt many of the beliefs of that religion. Even so, they may have personal feelings that can change the way they act within their faith. --- I am a Muslim a true one. I believe Allah is the real god. I have proof because when I need help, I pray to Allah He always helps me, and if i lose something, he always helps me to find it. Another view Any god in which you believe is the real god. ( Full Answer )
No, Quran tells us that Jesus(PBUH) is a mighty messenger of Allah sent to the people of Israil.. (5) (Remember) when the angels said: "O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allah gives you the glad tidings of a Word ("Be!" - and he was! i.e. Iesa ( jesus ) the son of Maryam (Mary)) from Him, his name will be t…he Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), the son of Maryam (Mary), held in honour in this world and in the Hereafter, and will be one of those who are near to Allah." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #45) 6) And He (Allah) will teach him (Iesa ( jesus )) the Book and Al-Hikmah (i.e. the Sunnah, the faultless speech of the Prophets, wisdom, etc.), (and) the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #48) . 8) Then when Iesa ( jesus ) came to know of their disbelief, he said: "Who will be my helpers in Allahs Cause?" Al-Hawarioon (the disciples) said: "We are the helpers of Allah; we believe in Allah, and bear witness that we are Muslims (i.e. we submit to Allah)." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #52) (10) And they (disbelievers) plotted (to kill Iesa ( jesus ) ), and Allah planned too. And Allah is the Best of the planners. And (remember) when Allah said: "O Iesa ( jesus )! I will take you and raise you to Myself and clear you (of the forged statement that Iesa ( jesus ) is Allahs son) of those who disbelieve, and I will make those who follow you (Monotheists, who worship none but Allah) superior to those who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allah, or disbelieve in some of His Messengers, e.g. Muhammad SAW, Iesa ( jesus ), Moosa (Moses), etc., or in His Holy Books, e.g. the Taurat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel), the Quran) till the Day of Resurrection. Then you will return to Me and I will judge between you in the matters in which you used to dispute." ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Verily, the likeness of Iesa ( jesus ) before Allah is the likeness of Adam. He created him from dust, then (He) said to him: "Be!" - and he was. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #59) Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #55). Verily! This is the true narrative (about the story of Iesa ( jesus )), and, La ilaha ill-Allah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the One and the Only True God, Who has neither a wife nor a son). And indeed, Allah is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø¢Ù Ø¹Ù Ø±Ø§Ù , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #62) And because of their saying (in boast), "We killed Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), the Messenger of Allah," - but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but the resemblance of Iesa ( jesus ) was put over another man (and they killed that man), and those who differ therein are full of doubts. They have no (certain) knowledge, they follow nothing but conjecture. For surely; they killed him not (i.e. Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary) ): ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #157) But Allah raised him (Iesa ( jesus )) up (with his body and soul) unto Himself (and he is in the heavens). And Allah is Ever AllPowerful, AllWise. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #158) O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, ("Be!" - and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Rooh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not: "Three (trinity)!" Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah (God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is AllSufficient as a Disposer of affairs. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙØ³Ø§Ø¡ , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #171) And in their footsteps, We sent Iesa ( jesus ), son of Maryam (Mary), confirming the Taurat (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqoon (the pious - see V.2:2). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© Surely, they have disbelieved who say: "Allah is the Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )), son of Maryam (Mary)." But the Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )) said: "O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) there are no helpers. ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #72) , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #46). The Messiah (Iesa ( jesus )), son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother (Maryam (Mary)) was a Siddiqah (i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books (see Verse 66:12)). They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth). ( Ø³ÙØ±Ø© Ø§ÙÙ Ø§Ø¦Ø¯Ø© , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #75) ( Full Answer )
It doesn't say so in the Koran. It says it in the Hadith. Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64: Narratedby 'Aisha That the Prophet married her when she was six years old and heconsummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then sheremained with him for nine years (i.e., till… hisdeath).. Volume 7, Book 62, Number 65: Narrated by 'Aisha That the Prophet married her when she was six years old and heconsummated his marriage when she was nine years old, Hisham said:I have been informed that 'Aisha remained with the Prophet for nineyears (i.e. till his death)." What you know of the Quran (byheart)'. Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88: Narrated by 'Ursa The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with 'Aisha while she wassix years old and consummated his marriage with her while she wasnine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. tillhis death).. Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234: Narrated by 'Aisha The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went toMedina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then Igot ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and mymother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing withsome of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, notknowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand andmade me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, andwhen my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbedmy face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There inthe house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes andAllah's Blessing and a good luck." Then she entrusted me to themand they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah'sApostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over tohim, and at that time I was a girl of nine years ofage.. Volume 5, Book 58, Number 236: Narrated by Hisham's father Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. Hestayed there for two years or so and then he married 'Aisha whenshe was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed that marriagewhen she was nine years old.. ( Full Answer )
One cannot really prove his existence but one can also not justplainly deny his existence.It really is an opinion basedquestion.To me, yes he/she/it is real but that's just my thoughtsapplying to my little world.My god is in no way human like oranywhere near human like with human emotions.Your God c…ould bedifferent than mine.An atheist's God is nothingness and anagnostic's God is both nothingness and a universal spirit at thesame time.So it all depends on how you were raised and how much youfear to face life. ( Full Answer )
God is 100% real because no one can say how we got here or how theuniverse was made or why the earth is the only one that can supportlife some may ask who made God that is one that no one may never beable to answer but I have one why to find out believe in JesusChrist and when you die then you can a…sk God himself I have stayedwith God even though a lot of my loved ones died but some times Godtells you No and sometimes Yes but God will always be there for meand you to if you believe in him always believe in God almighty. ( Full Answer )
Hindus have a plethora of religious texts, most notably The Rig Vedas and the Bhagavat Geetha. These books exemplify a guideline to life and morality. There are also many books such as Ramayana that tell the story of past rulers and kingdoms, most of which provide a moral note through its teaching.
Here are a number of opinions on the subject from our contributors. . I believe that the various levels of energy that permeates this universe are responsible for the numerous configurations and dimensions of matter. Some people refer to this energy/force as singular entity called GOD. There are …a number of religious concoctions available to the gullible individuals of the world, where shrewd individuals market a fanatical product they call GOD. . If something exists it just has to be revealed and experienced. If there is intelligence governing this universe then there must be some principle of balance or equilibrium "cause and effect" that affects all entities equally. The variations of this energy will then depend on ones ability to manipulate this energy with concentration, faith or the focusing of this energy (positive/negative) in a particular direction or with a particular perspective. . As real as you want him to be. If you believe in 'god' then that is real to you. . If you mean, 'Can you see, hear, taste, touch or smell God', the answer is probably 'Not real at all' - although some say they have seen and/or heard him/her/it. On the other hand, many have had experiences that have illuminated their consciousness in ways that convince them that they have encountered God, and it changes their behaviour (for the better) in ways that others notice; so perhaps, as an experience at least, 'God' is at least as real as any of the other things we experience, and more valuable than most. Whether something can exist apart from as an object of sensory experience, I leave to the philosophers. How would you tell? . It seems likely that the vast majority of us have, at some time, asked "How real is God?" Although not everyone is yet aware of this, each and every man or woman has been enabled to seek out their own answer to this question. . Do you truly want to know how real God is? Then you can know the answer at first hand. . There are many people who do not see, or do not acknowledge, the glory of God in all that he has created. In the natural, we have a tendency to doubt the reality of God or to doubt his goodness. This betrays the fact that we are naturally in a state of spiritual alienation, personal estrangement, from Him. . We are meant to know God in a personal way; we were meant to know at first hand that He is real. We have all been made in His likeness - human beings are made for fellowship with God. For each one of us, the alienation and doubt that make God seem unreal can be undone by Him. God has said that He will be found by anyone who genuinely seeks Him. . By the reference of BIBLE, The Lord says, "heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. what kind of house, then, could you build for me, what kind of place for me to live in? i myself created the whole universe! ( Isaiah 66 : 1-2). The real God need not a any temple, home by man made, the real God need not anything which is in the world because God made whole universe. the Bible also says that "surely you know that you are God`s temple and that God`s spirit lives in you! (1 corinthians 3: 16). The real God is name is Jehovah and his son jesus christ .. Yes. God is a real god. and does God exist? Yes, he does. Every thing you see is from God - the mountains, the trees, and even you. We are all made in his image. . My church prayed to heal a man that was paralyzed from the neck down and 2 months later he was healed. So is there really a God? Ask yourself. Proverbs 2-3 (somewhere around there) explains this. . Which God are you referring to? There are literally thousands of gods and deities that litter the graveyard of history and mythology. If we assume the questioner is referring to the Biblical god Jehovah, then no-the evidence strongly suggests that this god is nothing more than legend and myth. Yes, Christianity is a widely subscribed religion with many faithful adherents. But this does not offer the slightest reason to believe that their gods (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Virgin Mary, etc) are real sentient beings. On the contrary, the contradictory nature and absurdity of the stories is compelling evidence that the god of the Bible is simply the creation of superstitious, barbaric men. Peace. . God is real to the majority of people in the world. Although some do not believe in Him or His Son, Jesus Christ. The beauty of God and of Jesus, is that they allow an individual to decide to believe, follow, and serve them or not. They have the freedom of choice. . The Bible says that there are all kinds of gods... so, they are real enough. It's just that the "True Creator God" (Jesus Christ - John 1:3) will not tolerate us putting any of them before Himself in worship. "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." (Ex.20:3). I was at church during a tornado the roof flew off and we kept praying and standing and no one got hurt in the city . God is not real and never was the world was made by the big bang theory. If you were a scientist you most likely don't belive in god. Its just logic . God is not real and never was. . Everything was and is made up by, and to, control people. We are all animals, we eat, sleep, and multiply, and try and find the easiest way to do those 3 things. We have just evolved more and brought stupid thinking into the mix. I am surprised at how many religious people think they are so amart about their people made religions and gods, yet they aren't smart enough to look back and see how religions and their gods really started. Past myths and legends if you don't know, changed over thousands of years to stay up with the times. The first original creation story was a tree and a egg, believed true by everyone at that time, now religions wiht hteir own creation stories sit there and say "they didn't know back then" lol. They didn't know then as you don't know now. . Sometimes things happen that can't be explained. If you don't believe in Him, it is your choice. . You don't know. Whether or not God is real is just a matter of faith for believers. Just as whether Brahma is real, or Ahura Mazda is real is a matter of faith for their believers. . God is certainly real, whether or not people believe in Him. His existence cannot be disbelieved into non-reality. God is also not merely a 'God of the gaps' in our understanding of reality or an explanation of what we do not understand. He has acted in space and time, both of which He created 'in the beginning.' There is also the evidence or witness He has left of Himself for all who wish to see. . God is not real why these are the reasons. There is the big bang an energy that caused the universe to begin 13.7 billion years ago. God did not cause the big bang to happen atoms, matter and anti matter did. Atoms, matter and anti matter cannot be created or destroyed hence being called god particles. Evolution humans share a common ancestor with apes and other primate as do all other animals from the sky, sea and land share common ancestors with their counterparts. Atheism and science are the way forward religion and spirituality is not they are out date . Which god or gods are real depends on the religion you believe, and what you follow. Some say that only the God of the abrahamic religions is real, others say only Ahura Mazda. Many people believe that there are many gods and that they are all real. Others say that there is no god. . That would depend on what you believe in. What may not be real for one person could be real for another. Whether or not you believe in it doesn't mean anything. Newton believed in gravity and was imprisoned for it because it was considered blasphemy. . The answer is in your heart. Do not let anyone tell you who or what to believe in. Those that force anything on you are wrong. If you feel good about what someone is telling you, then it is right. And better yet, if you find god on your own, with out human interaction, then you have found the one true god.Many blessings. . For Jews, Christians and Muslims, God is the real god. However, for Zoroastrians, only Ahura Mazda is the real god. For people of other religions, the real god or gods are defined by their beliefs. And for atheists, there is no real god, but only faith in God. . As a young adult, I was trapped by the logical fallacy of a false dilemma, caught between the cold hard oblivion of Atheism and the the contradictory, wrathful and counter natural scriptures of Christianity. I had an epiphany, possibly even from on high, that no matter the number of conceptions of God (and Her nature) that humankind has forged, there are a vastly greater number of possibilities that remain unimagined. It is significantly more likely the truth of God is in the latter category than the former. . There is a higher purpose in life. I don't know what that purpose is...But many things we know and experience indicate that something of "higher essence" is part of our existence - that we are partly made of something more than dust...Science may never understand why we come to tears when we listen to an old favorite song, why we laugh, why we may love someone so much that we may give our life to save theirs. Understanding how the human brain works will not answer the big question "why it works that way." . [To me, the following biblical passage inspires belief in God:] Genesis 2:5,6,7 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. . Lets make a distinction here between God and a creator. There is an entity referred to in the Bible as God. This is simply a fictitious character to whom all things great and wonderful are ascribed. This God in the Bible can walk on water and part seas. This fable God never did anything except fire up the imaginations of gullible people. While there is, in my opinion, a creator, this does, in no way, resemble the man made fairy tale in the Bible. . God is real because He is and always has been! That's hard for us to comprehend in our limited minds, but He is real and made everything, including us! The only way to overcome that is to choose to believe that God is God and that He loves us and sent His son, Jesus, to come and die on a cross a long time ago to take away the bad things we as humans chose (our sin)! If we accept Jesus and believe in Him we can be right with God and He can help us be good. Someday when our bodies die we get to be in perfect heaven with Him! . Everywhere you look you see God's handiwork. God created everything in the universe. Man is not his own god. Nor does he actually control things that are beyond his own comprehension. Real isn't just want you see it's also what you know. Even common sense tells you that something or someone created the universe with a grand design. You cannot prove feelings exist because feelings are not tangible. Feelings come from the human soul. Unlike your body, your soul is hidden from view, but it is just as real. It is the effects of God we see as real. Everything that has life in it comes from a life giving God. Can you create a human being from the dirt of the ground and breathe life into it and call it a living soul? You are the greatest proof that God exists. Study the human body and then come and tell me that it all just "happened" in the most perfect and complicated way without intelligent design. . Considering the sheer size of our universe, we represent within it a smaller factor than what would be to the Earth, a specific patch of Spanish moss under the bark of a given Sequoia just northeast of Bodega Bay, California. It would be extremely anthropocentric to imagine the human race, or even the planet Earth is somehow significant to a grand purpose of the universe, let alone to assign relevance to each of the six-billion-plus individuals that reside here. Richard Dawkins (father of the meme) borrowed the term "Tooth Fairy Agnostic" or "Teapot Agnostic" (from Bertrand Russel's Teapot thought experiment) to better recognize those of us who cannot rule out the Christian god, but comprehend the severe improbability of His existence. . I think God is real because [many of those who, in dire times, call to God for aid, receive it. Cancers go into remission. Lost children are found. Natural disasters are survived.] When I was bitten by a dog I called to God [and escaped peril]. When I have nightmares [God comforts me.] This why I believe God watches over us all. . Why do people believe that God is real? Loneliness, a need to make sense out of what we cannot explain or understand, and a fear of death, I personally believe that the idea of God was created by powerful people to keep people under control and obedient, to strike fear into them to establish order and social control. . People need to believe in something, or we go crazy from the horrors of modern life. But he doesn't exist, at least not as a conscious entity that controls the cosmos. . All big philosophical questions cannot be answered via science, in the context of physical laws affecting matter. Great philosophers have tried to answer them but with no success. There are many logical arguments in favor of the existence of God (e.g. the teleological argument, the First Cause argument etc - see other related questions in WikiAnswers for arguments for/against God's existence), as well as against the existence of God. The bottom line is that we cannot prove or disprove God only with the scientific tools we have today. That is why a leap of faith is finally required to believe in the existence of God, or to believe in the non-existence of God. . It amazes me the degree to which some of us extrapolate recklessly from a given indication that God exists. Sophisticated eye? Yahweh. Finely tuned universe? Yahweh. The standard model requires a theoretical boson that remains undetected? Yahweh. [We should] apply the principle of Occam's Razor : if there was a watchmaker, if we are designed by intelligence, would it not make more sense that the designer was a natural thing, rather than supernatural? If we were engineered, would it not be more prudent to seek out our engineer within the universe we live than without? We are far more likely to have been designed by three-legged invertebrate alien vampires who traverse space-time in spinning flying saucers than an omnipotent being that exists beyond the eleventh dimension. And this is still on the dubious presumption that we were designed at all. . The world is so amazing and complex that people tend to assume a mastermind, or masterminds, must have designed it. People then figure that maybe, if they ask God, or the gods for help or favors, their [petitions might be heard and acknowledged]. . The need to search for and to be like God is embedded in each super-conscious mind along with the plan for completing that goal. [The super-conscious being a hypothetical spiritual counterpart to the conscious, unconscious and subconscious components of the psychological model of the mind. It is potentially the cradle of the collective conscious.] This drive is in everyone, though some may only just be able to sense it while to others it is an irresistible compulsion. Those in this latter group are typically not satisfied by provincial religious or academic teachings and have to venture abroad to discover their own epiphany. For me, I knew there was more [than what was readily apparent in my original walks], and I was driven to seek out and learn my truth. . This question is actually two questions. Whether such a 'divine creator' exists cannot be proved or disproved via hard scientific evidence. Scientists axiomatically believe that the world consists of particles and physical laws governing their behaviour. Taking that for a starting point, it is logical that no hard evidence can be found for the existence of anything spiritual in the cosmos. Any indications (like the ones mentioned above: First Cause, Teleology) are more a matter of philosophical debate rather than something LHC will answer.. Q2: Why do humans believe in [a given] God (In this case, specifically Jesus or Yahweh?). A: The most common reason people believe in the Biblical god is because they were dictated Him in their childhood. As Homo Sapiens is extremely adaptable to clime and circumstance, one of the mechanisms that improves our survival is the open-architecture nature of our minds. We are born with very few instincts, and hence must be taught much by our nurturers (usually, our parents) about how to survive in the specific environment in which we live. Much of Christian dogma is framed in the context of survival: those who toe the line of the Christian faith gain immortality and salvation, where those who do not face the eternal wrath of a vengeful deity. So hereditary religious faith can be explained as a side effect of one of our principal survival mechanisms: our inclination to learn non-critically when we are children. (But note the afterthought, below.). Humans are also inclined to stay faithful to the religion of their upbringing. In psychology, this is due to a psychological phenomenon called attitude polarization ; once humans establish for themselves a specific belief, they seek out and strongly regard new data that confirms this belief, and avoid and disregard new data that is contrary to it. We actually get a mild endorphin rush from hearing someone agree with us, or express an opinion that supports what we already believe. We can see the consequences of this in the wedge partisanship that has run rampant in US politics throughout the Bush administration. . There's a Jesuit saying (either from St. Ignatius of Loyola or St. Francis Xavier) " Give me a child for for his first seven years and I'll give you the man ." It usually takes a significant amount of effort and thought or an identity crisis (such as one's sexual orientation being condemned by one's ministry, or a personal betrayal that is not acknowledged by the religious community) to propel a human to change their hereditary belief system at a root level. This is why missionary efforts even to this day seek out children, the downtrodden and the desperate to mine for new converts.. [Asking why humans believe in God is] like asking, how do we breath? God is as real as you can fell the wind in your face. God can be felt; He is spirit. If you try to find explanations, good luck to you. But the ones that believe, do so by faith and not by what we see. [Faith is, in my opinion, a stronger foundation of belief than the observation of natural events.] . I think believers are pressured by society, their surrounding family and community into recognizing a provincial faith. Also, the promise of Heaven, a pleasurable afterlife, brings home and comfort to those whose lives are rife with misery and suffering. Why have humans always believed in gods, be they patrons of volcanoes, the sea, the sun or indeed the redeemer that is the Christ. Undoubtedly, Yahweh, Jesus, Allah and the prophet Muhammad will, in the passage of time, go by the same way as Minerva, Bilquis and Nabu in favor of newer deities. . [Biblical passages that inspire me to believe in the biblical god include:] Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be FRUITFUL, and MULTIPLY, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. # 1. And God said unto them, Be FRUITFUL, and MULTIPLY, YES OR NO. Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. # 2. For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. did we obey God commanded YES OR NO Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. # 3.For the life of the flesh is in the blood YES OR NO YOUR SOUL WILL NEVER DIE (WHY ARE THEY tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10.. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. IT SHOW YOU THAT YOUR SOUL DON"T DIE BECAUSE YOU WAS MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD who will never die YES OR NO Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. . Because it is obvious [to me] that there is a Creator. There is no excuse not to believe: "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse" Romans 1:20 (KJV) Don't miss the last part of the verse... so that they are without excuse. Biblically, there is no such thing as an atheist. In the early stages of a child's life, they recognize that there must be a God, a Divine Creator. It is public school brainwashing, with the lies of Evolution, that blind children to the truth. Children must be taught Evolution or they would never believe such nonsense. A child who sees, hears, feels, touches, and tastes God's creation doesn't need to be taught that there's a Divine Creator. It is obvious knowledge! Evolution must be taught, because nothing in nature supports it's claims, i.e., it doesn't come natural."The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God." Psalms 98:2-3 (KJV) "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men" Titus 2:11-12 (KJV) You don't have to teach a kid that God exists. . Because [as I see it,] he is. * I am a creation; creations require an origin (a creator). Thus, I accept the existence of a creator. A=B B=C then C=A. . It's all made up! I am surprised at how many people think they know everything about their god except where they started from... Ancient Africans, who had many gods. As people got smarter they didn't believe the old gods so then changed their gods to be more believable. Every religion today has been copied from all the ones before it. It's all fake. You can only believe in a god if you have faith...believe in something that's not really there. Grow up already. We are all animals. We eat sleep and have sex, we just evolved with a bigger brain to bring stupid thinking into the mix. . YES, GOD IS VERY REAL! He is visible, tho you can't see Him...you can feel Him....tho you cant touch Him. You can hear Him, smell Him, taste Him tho He has no physical attribute. I garuntee that if you search for Him, you will find Him. How? you ask....You get to know people by talking to them. If you start talking to Him and looking for Him (in your bible) you WILL find out for yourself if He is real or a hoax. Don't take my word for it. Try it. . Gods are real to those who believe in them. Anyone who tells you that Gods are real, believes in them. Anyone who tells you that they aren't, doesn't. It's simply a matter of faith. Of course, those who tell you gods are real will offer their proofs, and those who tell you they aren't will offer their proofs...but whether or not you accept those "proofs" is, as I said, a matter of faith. In the end, it's a question you will need to answer for yourself. . God is real to those who believe in him. No one really knows for sure, but they find out when they die. If someone does not believe in God then its ok. You might be right and you might be wrong. . I think that if you believe in God, then it is what you believe but some people you meet throughout your life might not believe in the same things that you do. When we die, we would always like to come back and tell everyone what it is like, but we can't because it is physically impossible. There is no one that will be able to answer this question positively because nobody will know and be able to tell people because when we do find out, it will be physically impossible to come back and cure people's wonders. . Well, everything depends on your personal belief. If you believe in god, than god do exist, if you are a kind of person who doesn't believe in God, than God doesn't exist. But no one ever saw God before, so we don't know. Some people believe in God by fate. . If you are someone who believes in some religion than God exists for you but if you are someone who is non believer of religion then God doesn't exist for you. . There is no shred of evidence that there are or have ever been any real gods. However for many it is very comforting to think there is/are. . It's a big question. It needs a big answer. Thomas Jefferson said that ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them. What he meant was that you can't discuss an idea until you have thoroughly defined it. The problem with the question, "Are gods real?" is that no one has really settled on the definition of "gods". Sometimes people are referring to the fictional characters of ancient Greek myths. Sometimes they mean Yahweh, the god described in the holy writ of the Jews, Christians, Muslims, Rastafarians, and a few others. Sometimes they mean a sort of non-descript benevolence in the universe. Without first deciding what you're talking about, this kind of question is unanswerable. Unfortunately, the more you try to decide what you mean by "god", the more slippery the concept becomes. For example, say that by "god" you mean the aforementioned Yahweh. What does it mean to ask whether Yahweh is real? Does it mean "Is Yahweh a truly supernatural being who can suspend the laws of nature as we know them?" Or does it mean "Is Yahweh a perfectly natural product of the universe who just happens to have excellent technology, and perhaps a brain structure that makes him naturally far more powerful than we?" These two questions in particular show another problem: there is no way that humans could distinguish between a supernatural being and a very powerful natural being, which again means that the question is ultimately unanswerable. We could meet Yahweh in person, and allowing that he (it? Who says that our intuitive notions of male and female would apply to a supernatural god or an extraterrestrial?) is powerful enough to alter reality (or just alter our minds to perceive reality differently), we could never know whether he is a god or not, and therefore his existence and presence even before our very eyes could not be used as a basis for answering your original question. Even if we could nail down the question as, "Is Yahweh, as precisely identified in the bible, real?" we still have a lot of work ahead of us. Do we mean, "Is Yahweh real in a scientifically testable way?" Or do we mean, "Is Yahweh real in a way that we could not test but could still affirm to be true?" Most people would mean at least one of these two questions. Science has historically proceeded by consensus among people all using the same publicly available knowledge and mostly the same set of intellectual tools for determining truth. Most scientists and laypersons who subscribe to the scientific method consider the possible evidence for Yahweh to be sketchy at the very best, and conclude that there is no compelling reason to believe that Yahweh is real in any meaningful sense. Also, many people who examine Yahweh closely via the bible find him to be quite the immoral character, especially in the old testament (the near-extermination of all life on Earth in the Great Flood, the near-sacrifice and permanent psychological scarring of Abraham's son Isaac, etc.), and conclude that the bible's claims that Yahweh is loving and merciful prove conclusively that Yahweh cannot exist, simply because his description in the bible is grossly self-contradictory. If we go with the non-scientific form of the question and just ask whether Yahweh could indeed exist in a way that makes no sense to us whatsoever, then we must admit that the answer cannot take a form that would be of any practical use to us in day-to-day life (one may object that there are spiritual and/or moral implications in the answer, but those points are subject to vigorous debate, so they cannot be discussed usefully here). If a person asks you, "Is it safe to sit in that chair?" then a yes or no answer would be very pragmatically useful. The person asking could make practical decisions based on your answer. But if a person asks you, "Is Yahweh real in a way that can't be fully comprehended by human understanding?" the answer is irrelevant to any practical decision that could be made. Note that some might say that the answer could help one to decide whether to pray or not, and that would be practical. But the practicality itself of prayer is open to debate; it is not useful to use prayer as an example of practical behavior. The only other practical benefit of the answer to this question is whether one's relationship with Yahweh determines one's eternal fate. One's eternal fate is definitely not a question of day-to-day existence, but it of course is a very important question, perhaps the most important that any human will ever ask. Therein lies both the use and the meaning of the question, "Is Yahweh, as described in the bible, real?" The real meaning of the question is, "Might I suffer even after my natural death, and if so, is there a way to avoid the suffering?" It is obvious that this question cannot be answered scientifically, and therefore must rely on the type of mental representation known as "faith". Here I'll refer to it as faith-knowledge , to distinguish it from other aspects of faith, such as the trust aspect, as in, "I have faith that you will honor your promises to me." Faith-knowledge is a tricky concept. Some religious believers think of faith-knowledge as a body of proposals that is described in their religious doctrine. Others think of faith-knowledge as something infinitely more fluid than any particular religious doctrine. The only reasonable conclusion that one can make about faith-knowledge is that there is simply no way for any human to claim that his own faith-knowledge is more valid, more true than anyone else's faith-knowledge, even when the faith-knowledge of two persons is completely contradictory. Therefore, faith-knowledge must be a wholly individual kind of knowledge based on childhood indoctrination, personal inclinations, or even conscious choice, therefore entirely subjective. Therefore, the answer to the question, "Are gods real?" depends on whether you mean per human reason or per faith-knowledge. Per human reason, the answer is that we don't know, and any facts that might suggest an answer are in principle unusable, as we have no way of distinguishing between a supernatural being and a very advanced natural being. In the scientific, humanistic sense, there is no way to arrive at a meaningful answer in the affirmative. Therefore, "no", or at least "probably not", seems to be the safest bet. Per faith, the answer is that you must decide for yourself. . umm,i pray but i do belive god,god creates this world,if it was not for him we would not be alive. . Yes, to the people who believe like me. But if you do not it is ok because when we die we will either go to heaven or hades. who knows what is really up ( or down) there. Just worship and pray to who you believe. . As a Christian, the One True God Exists, all the others are false or made by human hands. Refer to the Bible, the Word of God. . It is according to how you see god.Some thinks that god is some one leaving up in the sky and stuff like that.But according to me the person who created us are god.And who created us???That is the question.Some might say it is our parents and some might say it is the God.So make up your mind and see in your angle.No one has seen God at the same time no one have 'have not' seen God.Thus there is no concrete decision for this. . All gods were made up by people, copied, changed, rearranged to suit the people of the times. All religions and their books state all the others before it are false and their god is the real one, when all are made up. Gov. and religions were made up to control us animals. Remember we are all animals, we just evolved with a bigger brain to bring stupid thinking to the mix. You want to get an idea how all religions acted. Check out the Muslims of today over in Islam, they are still a few cultures behind and still kill people in the name of their god, which all religions did and some still do. . From an 11 year old perspective: Why must you need proof ? Okay, here's your proof, you Don't need proof to believe in him. must always Believe in him not with your mind,but with your heart.Just think....How would Earth be made without God ? It wouldn't. God is the answer to all your problems. Pray to him asking him to save you...Or give you a sign that he is real.He will do it.He is not only my god, but yours as well. PLEASE just believe because you will go to hell and burn forevermore.And you know that has to hurt and in heaven I believe that when people use the term,"It's like Heaven!" It means Glorious. . The one true God is "I AM" he is written in the Bible, Torah and Koran. He is known by many names: the four Hebrew letter's that spell the name as He identified himself to Moses, in English, are "YHWH" or"I AM" . He is the same True God in all three of the Holy books. The one true God is the creator of all that is seen and unseen. The Pope, The Rabbi, as well as the Iman (pronounced e-mom) all know him as one and the same. Christians and Hebrews Know Him as a loving and protecting God "I AM", one that loves all people. A God that hates sin but loves sinners, as all of the flesh are sinners that have fallen. Muslims know him as stern and strict God (Allah) who presents the proper path that all should follow in life, Christians (through the Bible) know that he sent his son "Jesus" down from Heaven to forgive us all of our sins according to the holy scriptures. Jewish, (Hebrew) (through the Torah) Believe that the son of God is coming still. Muslims (Islam) (through the Koran/Quran) Believe that Mohamed is one of the 124,000 Prophet's of God. All three books start from the same "I AM" then they veer off. But, only one can be correct. I would suggest you read or listen to the Bible, Torah or Koran in your language in order to learn for yourself who is the one true God.. Each faith has its own tenets, and different divisions of each faith have beliefs that may differ. Individuals who are raised under any religion will naturally adopt many of the beliefs of that religion. Even so, they may have personal feelings that can change the way they act within their faith. . I am a Muslim a true one. I believe Allah is the real god. I have proof because when I need help, I pray to Allah He always helps me, and if i lose something, he always helps me to find it.. Any god in which you believe is the real god. . All gods were made up by people, copied, changed, rearranged to suit the people of the times. All religions and their books state all the others before it are false and their god is the real one, when all are made up. Gov. and relions were made up to control us animals. Remember we are all animals, we just evolved with a bigger brain to bring stupid thinking to the mix. You want to get an idea how all religions acted. Check out the muslums of today over in islam, they are still a few cultures behind and still kill people in the name of their god, which all religions did and some still do. There is no proof any god was real. Faith is what you have to go by (believe in something you don't see). . Foreword: "god does not refer to the deity of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Jainism etc. There are numerous claimed proofs for god as it has been a central question to theologians and philosophers for centuries, thou through careful scrutiny all of them have flaws. but that is not to say that god does not exist and neither is it to say that he does, but until a proof that is flawless appears (if there is one) humanity is likely to remain divided on this issue. Below is a list of some proofs of god with limitations and successes of each individual argument.. Cosmological argument of Thomas Aquinas (latter made a saint) . p1 Ever thing that exists has a cause. p2 Nothing that exists can cause itself. p3 A causal chain cannot be of infinite length. SC Hence there must of been a first uncaused cause. C The uncaused cause is god. Strengths. p2 - is supported by Aristotle's dissuasion of the four causes. p3 - based on a key mathematical principle. Problems. 1.Fallacy of consumption ie;. All parts of O is P. Thus O is P. Analogy - Every human has a mother, therefore the human race has a mother.. 2. Hume`s attack on this argument concentrates on the leap in logic between SC and C,. He argues that god is not the only necessary being and that the universe itself may be the necessary being (backed up by the physics theory of interest, where the universe originates from "nothing").. Rebuttal - Others argue that despite there being other causes god is the best explanation.. 3. Its is meaningless to talk about causation outside of Space-time. Design Argument . p1 the world around us resembles the artefacts of human creation in that they both display complexity and purpose.. p2 the complexity and purpose of human artefacts comes from having design and being made by intelligent beings (us). p3 What is true of manmade objects is also true for nature. C Therefore the complexity and purpose in the world come from being designed and by being made by an intelligent being (ie god). Success. p1 On observation the human eye and the camera show significant similarities. p2 Again on observation, objects seam to gain complexity through design. Problems. 1.The analogy is fallacious; as the world is considered dissimilar by some to manmade objects. Hume uses the analogy of a house and the universe.. 2. Complexity can come from other sources, such as evolution ie life evolving from simple single celled creatures to complex multi-cellular creatures.. 3. All like effects do not have like causes;. ie in the case of diabetes - can be caused by bad diet or genetic inheritance. For example the syllogism below is false:. p1 Sue is diabetic. p2 People are diabetic due to poor diet. C Sue has a bad diet. So we can see that like effects do not have like causes. 4. Fallacy of consumption. Draws conclusions about a whole thing by only examining part of it.. Note: just because these common arguments have flaws does not disprove god it only disproves god argued from the stated arguments, there are nuerous reformulations that sovle some problems and and unknown amount of arguments undiscovered. Similarly arguments for the non existence of god have serious flaws too. And until a argument that has no such flaws is created then there is no defintive proof of gods existence or non existence only faith.. There is no proof of god.. We can't say that there is no God just because there is no scientific evidence.. ---. There is no proof that any deity exists. There is only the written and oral mythology that makes claims of their existence. As society became more educated and advanced, some people were unable to accept such primitive beliefs.. Just as the vast majority of people no longer believe in the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology (who supposedly did so much for mankind), the same is happening for the mainstream religions. People are seeing them for what they are: mythological stories mixed with historical facts.. So as Zeus' great speeches from Mount Olympus have fallen into the realms of Fairytales, so follows the Sermon of Jesus on the Mount of Olives. All mythology holds some basic facts,but none can provide proof of such deities.. ---. Just because God is not a physical entity that can be seen and measured does not preclude his existence on a spiritual level. It is faith, which needs no proof. We cannot see what we call thought, or mind, or imagination, and yet we accept that they exist.. ---. However, the physical changes associated with thought, the mind, and imagination can be studied, measured and examined. The effects of a deity have yet to be discovered in any physical form.. This does not mean that a deity doesn't exist - it simply means that there is no evidence to form a scientific basis either way.. well allot I've been a believer since day one and when you pray for something good to happened it mostly happens so never stop believing in our god he is more than $44444444482292695555555555555555548675847586 all the money in the world believe in god and hell save you a spot in his beautiful Paradise i promise i love god. No. . God is fake, made up by people. I am surprised religious people fail to see how it all started, by people, made up to control people. End of story. There is no hell and there is no heaven when you die you get buried, maggots will consume you and you will not be going to any good or bad place, you're dead. ( Full Answer )
No. The Universe of the Four Gods is only part of the story. Plus, if there is such thing, I would have gotten it already.
Qur'an (Koran) is the last holy book revealed to the last Prophetof Islam Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). It is the word of Almighty God. Itis a complete code of life for humans.
Buddhism does not have single authoritative text. In the preface to Bhikku Bodhi's book, "In the Buddha's Words", the Venerable Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama writes, "After the Buddha's passing, a record of what he said was maintained as an oral tradition. Those who heard the teachings …would periodically meet with others for communal recitations of what they had heard and memorized. In due course, these recitations from memory were written down, laying the basis for all subsequent Buddhist literature. The Pali Canon is one of the earliest of these written records and the only complete early version that has survived intact." Venerable Bodhi later writes, "While in a literate culture in which systematic thought is highly prized the lack of such a text with a unifying function might be viewed as a defect, in an entirely oral culture-as was the culture in which the Buddha lived and moved-the lack of a descripitive key to the Dhamma would hardly be considered significant...The aim that united them in the process of learning-the process of transmission-was that of practical training, self-transformation, the realization of truth, and unshakable liberation of the mind." ( Full Answer )
Koran or Quran is Muslims holy book that was revealed by God to prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (or Jibril). Quran includes the following topics: . Call for worship of Allah (God), the one and only one God, with no partner and no companion and no son . correcting previous faiths and p…revious holy book texts from alterations introduced by human . describing ritual worship and relevant obligations . setting God commands as for what to do and what not to do . laying down basis for true faith and right path to God . tales of old nations for gaining lessons for true faith and good life . giving scientific statements that were only validated by current technologies and discoveries to provide evidences on the authenticity and miracle of Quran as god revelation and not human written text. . reminding with the Day of Judgment to be prepared for it . describing the 2nd life and the paradise and hell fire. ( Full Answer )
Any Muslim has the Quran (or Koran) as his holy book that reflects real God words revelation to Prophet (PBUH).
He is the God of Abraham. The One and Only God. There is no god but He. The Eternal. There is nothing like Him. He is the Absolute - the One and Only. The Only Creator, the Only Lord. The King. The One who does not have a father, mother or son. The God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. The Originator of …the heavens and the earth. He is Elohim, Jehovah, God, Allah. ( Full Answer )
Do books exist? - Yes. Are the stories in them real? - Some are and some are not. But most books are not real and most books are not fiction, so yes there are books that are real. for example if your in the library they would say nonfiction if they are real which it means it is real. if the self… says fiction it is fake storys, they are a fary tale, made up. ( Full Answer )
its because the koran was brought down to earth by god and into RUS then into writing.
No, they are just two ways of expressing the Arabic word in the Roman alphabet. Koran used to be the more popular, now-a-days it's Qur'an. You often find that with Eastern names that are written in a different script, for instance, the town in India now called Mumbai used to be called Bombay, but if… you analyse it, the sound is just about the same. ( Full Answer )
It is Holy Quran .It is the book of muslims, revealed upon Holy Prophet but all human beings can get guidance from it as it is the code of life.
It is from line 2.153 of the Qu'ran. Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation reads "O ye who believe! seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere."
Judaism accepts that Islam worships HaShem (The Creator). Some Jews from Arab countries use the name Allah when talking about HaShem.
A pretty vague question. If by real you mean sincere, then the answer would be all that believed on the name of Jesus and obeyed his commandments. But the Old Testament was full of Real people as well. Even some that turned away from him and he forgave them. Adam ,Moses, David, Solomon, Noah, and hu…ndreds of others. ( Full Answer )
What is the subordinate clause in the sentence He continued to have revelations which are recorded in the sacred book of Muslims the Koran?
The subordinate clause is 'are recorded in the sacred book of Muslims the Koran'. It relates to the main clause by the relative pronoun 'which'. The subordinate clause cannot stand alone as a sentence.
I don't know if it is in the Koran, but it sure isn't in the Holy Bible! The Bible is inspired by God, the Koran was written by a man who was most likely hallucinating from being alone for so long. That saying is unbiblical.
The bible was written way before anyone new about the big bang, so why is the creation written in the correct order? Also maybe Big Bang was God and the "days" which he made the earth were periods of time?
you really should have explained more. However he is british so there is a 60 percent chance he is either agnostic or atheist meaning he does not belive in a go dor he doesnt care , lack of a better word.
Outside of faith there are no signs that God is real. If there were, then of course every person in the world would believe. Some believe that God answers prayers, but every objective effort to prove this has failed. Some believe that the world itself is proof of God, but if it is it is also equally… proof that Brahma is real and that every other creator god is real. Children still learn that the rainbow is a sign from God, but scientists will now tell them that rainbows are simply a refraction of light and would exist, God or no God. There has never been a sign that God is real. ( Full Answer )
god can be real and he also cant be real it was you belive that makes its real or not true bibles can help you to know more about god and tour tour his history and you can say if you belive him or not . some people belive he is real but some dont its what you feel is best to you and what you …think is real and what is not real . i am a beliver of him i belive the storys but you can never copy the crowed ( Full Answer )
In Exodus chapter 3 verse 1-21 God is speaking to Moses through the burning bush... read its its pretty amazing!
God is real. Actually that's for you to decide, in life there are many versions of truth, so are you gonna pick one that many have already accepted as the truth and then accept that as the truth for you too. In my opinion seek it first, discover it, experience it first and you'll be the judge if …god is real or an illusion. ( Full Answer )
NO! All the greek gods never did agsist! There is only one ruler and that is god!
Those who believe that Allah has a son must be admonished since this is a monstrous blasphemy and falsehood (18:4-6). Allah has never begotten a son and there are no deities beside him (23:91). Jews say that Ezra is the son of Allah while the Christians say the Messiah is the son of Allah. May… Allah destroy them. They are both perverted. They worship rabbis, monks and the Messiah, the son of Mary, as Lords besides Allah in opposition to the monotheistic command given them (9:30, 31). ( Full Answer )
Christ never told his followers to create the church nor have it run by man/woman as we are fallible. He told his disciples to spread the teachings he had preached and shown to his people so that they may live to reach out to god. In fact many immoral or sinful acts like that of physical relatio…ns before marriage were created by a pope and were not the word of god nor Christ. Therefore it is your perception of the church. It was not created by Christ nor god and neither told their children to follow a hierarchy based off mans design. However Christ did say before he left that the laws of man would be honored in heaven for your judgment, but those laws of course are beneath that of the commandments. So is it the church of god real? You must decide that for yourself. After all the church acts in what they think is the best interest of the people, but they cannot know what the true path of the lord is. Just remember that all god and Christ wanted mankind to do and be was to live to our full potential and live in peace with ourselves, nature, the earth and god. ( Full Answer )
There was a religion of people who believed in Dahak as "The Lie," or an equivalent to the Christian belief in Satan. So if people believed in such a being, I guess Dahak is as real as most any other God ... except yours of course. All the other gods are silly superstitions, but yours is totally rea…l and not crazy at all ( Full Answer )
Yes, they have to. All Muslims believe in Quran and all other God holy books (Psalms, the Bible, and Torah)
Numerous arguments have been put forward and tested over the centuries, to prove that God is real. In each case and in each class of such arguments, there have been found to be fatal flaws in the argument. It is not possible to prove that God is real. You have your faith and your friend believes oth…erwise. ( Full Answer )
God is very much real , as he has created all things visible and invisible. and he is in control of all things.And the bible is also very real.
A: All gods are real to those who believe in them. All gods are fake to those who do not believe. And all gods - the Christian God, the Hindu gods, the Chinese gods and so on - share one thing in common. We can not absolutely prove their non-existence; we can only say that they are most unlikely to… be real. ( Full Answer )
god is not real the world was made from the laws of gravity. I know people want to believe people made them are real but there wrong. People make up stuff to make money. You can't hear him or see him. What proof do we have anyway that proves he's real
No the serpent god as is all other god's, except the one true God "I AM" as written in the Bible, are false god's. You may be referring to the serpent in the Garden of Eden, which was not a god, this was the devil which was cast from Heaven. "I AM" is listed in the Bible, Koran, and a statue of t…he one true God was found in the "mounds" (Native American Burial Grounds) of Ohio in the 1800's ( Full Answer )
Nemesis, the Greek goddess, certainly can not be denied was worshiped in the ancient religion of the Greek people; in that way was real.
No. The Koran is broken up into a number of Surahs which can loosely be compared to the books of the Bible, but it is not written as a narrative in the same historical style. It is not even printed in any type of chronological order, but rather in order of the length of each Surah. In various places…, the Koran accepts many of the stories in Genesis, without narrating them. ( Full Answer )
Buddha was a man, an enlightened scholar who inspired a religious following. Jesus was also a man, but is also considered a divine being (Savior) by Christians. Buddha was a man who had many good teachings. But there were no prophecies made about his birth or life. He did not perform miracles. He… inspired by the truth and wisdom of his sayings. Jesus had many prophecies about His birth and life, which He fulfilled. Jesus healed many people and performed many miracles. Jesus was crucified by the Romans at the behest of his own people. Christians believe that he died for their sins and that he was resurrected to Heaven until his return on Judgment Day. More on Buddha Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) founded Buddhism about 525 B.C. in India. Buddhism is an offshoot of Hinduism. Buddha was a Hindu born in northern India. He formed a school of religious thought that was primarily designed to reform Brahmanism (Hinduism) and especially to overthrow the caste system. Siddhartha Gautama was born the son of a prince. He grew up in wealth and luxury and married happily. Meditating about the evils of the world led him to abandon his wife, his children, and his wealth and to wander about India as a beggar in search of truth. After many years of wandering and meditation, he found what he thought was truth. The people who followed him called him Buddha, which means the Enlightened One. Buddha never considered himself to be a god or any type of divine being. Rather, he considered himself to be a 'way-shower' for others. Only after his death was he exalted to God status by some of his followers, though not all of his followers viewed him that way. ( Full Answer )
yes god is real, well if you believe, but if you don't believe you don't have to, but my children do, and you should too!
Actually, yes. In Greek mythology, he was a son of Styx, and the God of Strength. Ironically, he also helped imprison Prometheus, and served Zeus loyally.
That's its only name. However, there are many spellings, forexample. Quran. Answer-2 Besides the holy qur'an,the sayings of the holy Prophet (SAW) arealso holy books of the Muslims. Some of the collections of theHadith are: Sahih Bukhari, Sahi Muslim, Tirmazi, Mota Imam Malik etc.
As I've stated on similar questions, it depends on your world view. Most people who worship a particular deity or groups of deities believe their respective god or gods are real, while foreign gods are not. Practitioners of various religions have what they call "personal experiences" that tell them …that their own god is real. An example of such an experience would be the Hindu concept of Darshan . This is where Hindus believe they see their god and, at the same time, are seen by their god. If all religions have such experiences, this negates the idea that only one or some of the gods are real, while the rest are fake. More science-minded people do not believe in gods. This is because they do not feel ample evidence has been provided to accept their existence. Science deals more with phenomenon that can be measured within space and time. Beings that are said to reside outside of this physical realm would therefore be impossible to prove or disprove using science. Despite this, an anthropological and evolutionary study of human origins and culture does cast doubt on some areas of religion. I will give three examples. First, the Judeo-Christian creation story claims Yahweh (Jehovah) created man from the dust of the earth. However, the evidence for evolution shows man is derived from lower forms of primates who developed over millions of years. Second, many gods have similar names and traits that can be linguistically and culturally linked. One scholar has this to say about the links between the gods of Ancient Greece, Rome, and India: "Zeus, the supreme god of the later Greeks, is plainly the ancient Indo-European 'sky-father,' and was brought in by the earliest Greek speakers. Zeus patÄr 'Zeus the father," is the same deity as the Sanskrit Dyaus pitar and Roman Iuppiter. The names of Hera, Poseidon, and Ares are also formed from Indo-European roots" (Pomeroy, Sarah B. A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society, and Culture . New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 35-36). . If such gods can be linked in this way, this means they are most likely based on far older concepts and are nonexistent. This leads me to my third point. Despite being different on the surface, the world's religions have enough universal traits to suggest that they all have a common source. Modern humans first appeared in ancient Africa around 150,000-200,000 years ago. Evidence points to them leaving for other parts of the world 50,000 years ago. They most likely brought with them their early shamanistic beliefs, which were comprised of the aforementioned universal traits. Just like language, these early beliefs splintered and snowballed into the religions that we have today. For more on this, see Before the Dawn (2006) by Nicholas Wade. Physics says that it was possible for the singularity that spread out to become the universe could have popped into existence from nothing (see A Universe from Nothing (2012) by Lawrence Krauss). However, some physicists will tell you that they do not know what if anything existed before this time. If you are so inclined, you could believe that some deistic god or gods set the creation of the universe in motion and never interfered with any of the following events. Or, you are free to follow the creation story of your own particular religion. In conclusion, only you can answer the question for yourself. ( Full Answer )
Although Islam is the Holy Book and believed to be the exact word of God, Muslims also follow the Hadith of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Hadith are the words of Muhammad himself that were written by the companions of the prophet. The most trusted and authentic hadith are narrated by Bukha…ri, Muslim, Dawud and Malik. The most authentic and trusted Hadith are put into books. There are thousands and thousands and thousands of Hadith and not all are authentic. There are many fabricated by the Kufar and enemies of Islam. ( Full Answer )
Islam calls their holy book the Koran. For Judaism it is the Tanakh. For Christians it is the Bible.