the oneness of God is the solution to the trinitarian controversy



The Islamic concept of God is crystal clear, and it is purely of
divine source ¾ not human conjecture. Man, with all his senses, sees
God’s creation around him ¾ both animate and inanimate objects.
These include the heavens and the earth, and all between them ¾
mankind, the sun, the moon, the stars, the rain, the mountains,
animals, vegetables and all kinds of fruits, and many more. All these
have the same patterns of creation, and are, therefore, clear signs
that there is One and only True God, Allah I the Almighty and the
Supreme Creator. He has asked us to meditate on those signs, so we
would be able to realize that every creation has a definite purpose
¾ not accidental nor a mere idle sport. Allah I says: “Not for (idle
sports did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is
between!” (Qur’an 21:16) Elsewhere in the Qur’an, Allah the Almighty
likewise says:

“We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for
just ends.... For verily it is your Rabb (Sustainer) Who is the Master
¾ Creator knowing all things.” (Qur’an 15:85-85)

“Your God is one God: as to those who believe not in the Hereafter,
their hearts refuse to know, and they are arrogant.” (Qur’an 16:22)

In order to satisfy further those with inquisitive minds, they should
ponder over the following explicit accounts of the Oneness of God, as
stated in the Holy Qur’an:

“And your God is One God: there is no god but He, Most Gracious, Most
Merciful.” (Qur’an 2:163)

“Allah, there is no god but He, ¾ the Living the Self- subsisting
Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the
heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence
except as He permits? He knows what (appears to His creatures as)
before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His
knowledge except as He wills. His Throne does extend over the heavens
and on earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving
them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).” (Qur’an
2:255)

“Verily, verily, your God is One! ” (Qur’an 37:4)

“Say: ‘He is Allah the One and Only; God, the Eternal, Absolute; He
begets not, nor is He begotten; and there is none like unto
Him.” (Qur’an 112:1-4)

The foregoing verses are just some of the numerous Qur’anic
injunctions, which clearly manifest the Oneness of God. But to rectify
man’s baseless conjectures, Allah the Almighty Himself explicitly
brands those who adhere to Trinity and other strange polytheistic
beliefs as blasphemers, as manifested in the following verse:

“They do blaspheme who say: God is one of three in a Trinity: for
there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of
blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers
among them.” (Qur’an 5:74)

Allah: The One and Only True God Devoid of Any Partner
The One and Only true God, Allah, has absolutely no partner. Indeed,
He is selfـsufficient. He does not need any associate. So, one should
not venture into believing that God shares His divinity with anyone.
Indeed, this is a blasphemous belief, which will only pave the way
(for someone who cherishes it) to Hell-Fire. The following Qur’anic
verses elucidate the nature of Allah I, being the One and Only True
God, Who is absolutely devoid of any partner:

“Allah is He, beside Whom there is no other god; Who knows (all
things) both secret and open; He Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Allah
is He, beside Whom there is no other god; the Sovereign, the Holy One,
the Source of Peace (and Perfection), the Guardian of Faith, the
Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the
Supreme: Glory to Allah! (High is He) above the partners they
attribute to Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Originator, and the
Fashioner. To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Whatever is in
the heavens and on earth, does declare His Praises and Glory and He is
the Exalted in Might, the Wise.” (Qur’an 59:22-24)

“One day shall We gather them altogether: We shall say to those who
ascribed partners (to us): ‘Where are the partners whom ye (in vented
and) talked about ?’ There will then be (left) no excuse for them but
to say: ‘By Allah our Rabb we were not those who joined gods with
Allah. Behold! How they lie against themselves but the (lie) which
they invented will leave them in the lurch. ” (Qur’an 6:22-24)

“He knows what is hidden and what is open: too high is He for the
partners they attribute to Him!” (Qur’an 23:92)

Any rational human being who sincerely acknowledges the unique
attributes of Allah I, which are absolutely Divine and true to Himself
alone, will never associate anything with Him. Allah I, the one and
only true God, is the sole Living God of the Universe. He is Eternal,
Absolute, Most Compassionate, Most Gracious, Omnipresent, Omniscient,
Omnipotent, Most Powerful and Selfـ Sufficient. He is the Giver of
Life, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, and all between them.
He is the best Disposer of Affairs. He is Most High, Great. He is Most
Forbearing and the Best of Planners. He is quick in retribution, but
forgiving and merciful. He is Exalted in power, Wise, free of all
wants and worthy of all praise.

He is the Rabb (Sustainer) of the Throne of Honor. To Him belong the
End and the Beginning. He is above time and space; hence, no vision
can ever grasp Him.

Allah Rectifies the Christians’ Misconception Concerning the Alleged
Divinity of Jesus
The Christian concept of God includes Jesus Christ as one of three in
a Trinity. This is obviously a sort of misconception, which is based
on their allegation that Jesus is the “Only Begotten Son of God”.
Being All-Knowing, All-Perfect and devoid of all the animalistic
qualities the Christians attribute to Him, Allah I categorically
rectifies such misconception as the following verses show:

“They say, ‘God has begotten a son.’ Glory be to Him! He is selfـ
sufficient. His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No
warrant have you to say this. Say you about Allah what you know
not?” (Qur’an 10:68)

“It is not befitting to (the majesty) of Allah that He should beget a
son. Glory be to Him! When He determines a matter He only says to it
‘Be, and it is.’” (Qur’an 19:35)

“They say: ‘(God) Most Gracious has begotten a son!’ Indeed you have
put forth a thing most monstrous! At it the skies are ready to burst
the earth to split asunder and the mountains to fall down in utter
ruin, that they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious. For it
is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He
should beget a son.” (Qur’an 19:88-92)

“No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if
there were many gods), behold! Each god would have taken away what he
had created and some would have lorded it over others. (He is free)
from the (son of) things they attribute to Him.” (Qur’an 23: 91)

“Did He (then) choose daughters rather than sons?" (Qur’an 37: 153)

The misconception that Jesus (allegedly being the “Only Begotten Son”)
has the same divine essence as the Supreme Creator is, indeed, a great
unforgivable sin. Every Christian must know that Jesus was a man; and
as such, he does not possess any of the divine attributes of Allah. In
fact, the Bible testifies that “God is not a man”. With this alone,
the Christians are either ignorant of their own scriptures or they are
merely blindـfollowers of a false god. After all, their Bible tells
them more than once that Jesus was a man.

By the same token, the Bible mentions the weaknesses of Jesus. Just
like any other man, Jesus felt the basic human needs of hunger and
thirst. By the same token, like anyone who needs to rest when the day
is gone, Jesus also slept. The case of Allah is entirely different as
“No slumber can seize Him nor sleep” and “there is nothing whatsoever
like unto Him...” (Qur’an 42:11) Thus, the Christian concept of the
deity of Jesus is absolutely contrary to the Divine Oneness of Allah
I. The Holy Qur’an states:

“They do blaspheme who say: ‘God is Christ the son of Mary.’ But said
Christ: ‘O Children of Israel.’ worship God, my Rabb (Sustainer) and
your Rabb (Sustainer).’ Whoever joins other gods with God, Allah
will forbid him the Garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There
will for the wrong doers be no one to help.” (Qur’an 5:73)

“Allah has said: ‘Take not (for worship ) two gods: for He is just One
God: then fear Me (and Me alone ).” (Qur’an 16:51)

The Christian doctrine that Jesus had to die on the cross (because
nothing in this world is holier than his blood to atone for the sins
committed by the entire human race) is so obscure. It is absolutely
unthinkable, for instance, that those of the previous generations who
received and followed the divine messages through the chain of former
prophets (Noah, Abraham, Moses and the like) could not attain
salvation simply because they did not affirm Jesus Christ as their
savior. Thus, accepting this misconception would be against all laws
ever known to man, let alone the Divine Law of Allah.

Allah the Almighty is AllـKnowing, and for sure He is fully aware of
how the Christian Church imposed their own fabricated dogmas (like the
divinity of Jesus and blood atonement) on peoples worldwide. Such
dogmas were not at all taught by any of the prophets, including Jesus
and Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon them all). In
refuting the Christian concept of salvation (thru Jesus Christ), Allah
the Almighty explicitly emphasizes that one’s own sin is his sole
responsibility, and should not be borne by another. The Holy Qur’an
states:

“Say: ‘Shall I seek for (my) Cherisher other than Allah, when He is
the Cherisher of all things (that exist)? Every soul draws the need of
its acts on none but itself. No bearer of burdens call bear the
burden of another. Your goal in the end is towards God: He will tell
you the truth of the things wherein you disputed.” (Qur’an 6:164)

Belief in One God: The Key to Salvation
For one to attain salvation (that is, for him to be saved from the
torment of Hell-Fire), he has to firmly believe that there is no god
but the One and Only True God (Allah). Prophet Muhammad r says:

“The key to Paradise is the testimony to the fact that there is no god
but Allah.” (Muslim)

“He who died knowing (and acknowledging it ) that there is no god but
Allah, he is in fact entitled to get into Paradise.” (Muslim)

By the same token, any person who deviates from the belief in Allah
(the One and Only True God) will have Hell-Fire as his ultimate abode,
as evidenced in the following saying of Prophet Muhammad r:

“Two things yield inevitable results.” A person said: “Allah’s
Messenger, what these two things are?” He r said: “He who died
associating anything with Allah would definitely enter into Hell-Fire
and he who died with out associating an anything with Allah he in fact
entitled himself to go into Paradise.” (Muslim)

The foregoing Hadith conforms to Allah’s saying that He forgives sins
other than that of associating other gods with Him, as the following
Qur’anic verse manifests:

“ ... Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with him;
but He forgives anything else, to whom He pleases; to set up
partners with Allâh is to devise a sin most heinous indeed.” (Qur’an
4:47- 48)

For anyone to strengthen his faith and attain salvation, he should,
therefore, contemplate the foregoing verse. He should always bear in
mind that, being the Wisest of Judges, “Allah is never unjust in the
least degree...” Furthermore, the following verses, reflecting Allah’s
justice, should inspire every man to seek salvation through complete
faith in Him, instead of irrationally seeking salvation through blood
atonement.

“Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily, to
him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure, and We
will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their
actions.”

“He that works evil will riot be requited but by the like thereof:
and he that works a righteous deed ¾ whether man or woman and is a
believer ¾ such will enter the Garden (of Bliss ): therein will they
have abundance without measure.” (Qur’an 40:40)

“That man can have nothing but what he strives for.” (Qur’an 53:39)

“Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it! And
shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see
it.” (Qur’an 99:7-8)

Thus, complete faith in Allah (the One and Only True God) is essential
for one’s own salvation. Faith becomes meaningful only when it is
translated into practice. So, fortunate is he whose belief and deeds
are always meant for pleasing Allah alone.

Summary and Concluding Remarks

This book has shown historical facts surrounding the Trinitarian
controversy. It has shown that the Trinitarian doctrine was ratified
only in the fourth century, proving that Jesus (peace and blessings of
Allah be upon him) was not its own author. Christendom has for
centuries been in disarray, and the real followers of Jesus (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) found the Trinitarian doctrine very
strange and abominable. They not only opposed it in words, but many
of them also stood firmly in defense of the Divine Oneness of God, a
doctrine taught by Jesus himself and all other prophets (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon them all). The leaders and members of the
Apostolic church ¾ a group of the real followers of Jesus (peace and
blessings of Allah be upon him) ¾ died in thousands as a result of
persecution against them by the Romans in collaboration with those of
the Pauline church. The Unitarian Christians preferred to die for a
noble cause (i.e., in their great attempt to defend their monotheistic
belief) rather than accept the mysterious doctrine of Trinity.



The Trinitarian school of thought dominated the Christian world only
after the Pauline church imposed it by force on those who neither
understood it nor sincerely accepted it as a divine precept. Such
coercion was strongly condemned and resisted by those who believed
that Jesus was a mere prophet of God, and not one of three in a
Trinity. Politics, however, played a very significant role in selling
the idea of Triune God to the Christian masses. In fact, it took
Christendom more than three hundred years to ratify the Trinitarian
doctrine. But even after ratification, the Unitarian Christians
continued to defy it. Imposition of the death penalty for those who
opposed the Trinitarian system had ultimately given it a clear
commanding edge over the pristine tenets of the Apostolic church.

The book has likewise examined some if the controversial personalities
behind the success of the Trinitarian doctrine. These include
Athanasius, Constantine and Paul. These individuals were as
controversial as the Trinitarian doctrine itself. For instance,
Athanasius was considered by virtue of an imperial decree as a public
enemy who was wanted by the then Emperor Constantius “dead or alive”,
and this happened years after the ratification of the Trinitarian
doctrine. In his attempt to save his life, he resorted to hiding from
one place to another until he discovered a young woman who was known
for her exquisite beauty. Their clandestine affair resulted in an
illicit, adulterous crime by a man who had engineered the Athanasian
creed (the Trinitarian doctrine).

By the same token, Emperor Constantine (who ratified the Doctrine of
Trinity) was himself a tyrant and criminal who thundered his son, his
wife and many more, because of his lust for political power. Neither
did he understand the real theological foundation of Christianity nor
was he himself a real Christian. His crimes, including the murder of
thousands of innocent individuals, coupled with his paganistic belief,
were grievous. Ironically, however, life was made easy for him by the
Christian clergymen. They offered him forgiveness, despite the fact
that only God can forgive those grievous sins! So, in return,
Constantine gave them imperial protection; and, subsequently, he
ratified for them their doctrine of Trinity.

Moreover, the very founder of today’s Christianity (Paul) was himself
very controversial. Christians’ belief that he was a divinely
inspired apostle is so obscure. First of all, Paul (who had never
personally met Jesus) was not among the twelve disciples. Second, he
had persecuted many of the real followers of Jesus. Third, Paul’s
teachings, in general, contradict those of Jesus (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him). In fact, (large part of the New Testament,
which was ratified by Emperor Constantine during the Nicene Council in
325 A. D., was Paul’s own fabrications. Specifically, Paul’s letters
to the Romans, the Galatians, the Philippians, and the like were his
own making, which do not at all conform to the real teachings of Jesus
(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). In fact, this book has
shown that virtually all of the Pauline epistles had no reference to
the practical teachings, personal sayings and real personality of
Jesus (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

Based on the historical facts presented in this book, Christians only
need to use their objectivity and rational thinking to realize that
the manـmade Trinity that they have been worshipping all the years is
nothing but a product of political and personal manipulations by such
men as Athanasius, Constantine and Paul. Their criminal backgrounds or
immoralities were enough grounds that they were devoid of any divine
inspiration. It follows, therefore, that the Trinitarian doctrine is
human and not divine in nature.

This booklet has also shown that the mysterious nature of the
controversial Trinity can be solved through the concept of God in
Islam. Several Qur’anic injunctions are presented, which explicitly
refute the Trinitarian doctrine and the divinity of Jesus; affirm the
Oneness of God; stress the fundamental Truth that God is selfـ
reliant, hence devoid of any partner; and highlight the belief in
Allah (the One and Only True God) as the key to salvation. On the
other hand, joining partners with Allah is the key to Hell-Fire, so He
commands us not to worship anyone other than Him. Indeed, Allah is
selfـ sufficient; He does not have to share His Divinity with anyone
else. Therefore, Christians who really seek Truth only need to revert
to the belief in the absolute Oneness of God, for them to be able to
avoid the confusion or mystery underlying the Trinitarian doctrine.
After all, Jesus and all other prophets (peace and blessings of Allah
be upon them all) taught the Divine Oneness of God, which is the very
creed of Islam ¾ the peaceful submission to the Will of Allah the
Almighty.

Today, Islam has already surpassed Christianity as the N umber One
religion in the world. This is so, because the real seekers of Truth
found Islam as the only religion that truly advocates the belief in
the absolute Oneness of God. Furthermore, Islam is growing so fast,
because many of those who embraced it as their new faith have played a
very significant role in conveying its message to the rest of
mankind.

Islam considers salvation as a personal responsibility, that is based
on one’s faith , piety, righteousness, steadfastness and noble service
¾ not an object of blood atonement or vicarious sacrifice. It
abolishes idolatry, a practice which is commonplace to all other
religions. It is the only religion in the world that has upheld the
absolute Oneness of God ¾ a divine concept, which in every
respect serves as the ultimate solution to the Trinitarian
controversy.



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