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The following question was kindly answered by Br. Mustafa Jaffer.

Regards

Abbas Jaffer
Acting Moderator - ABDG-A.

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Question:

During a conversation with a christian fellow, he brought up an argument 
that MOSES KILLED AN EGYPTIAN quoted in EXODUS chapter 2, 
and JESUS AND GOD ARE THE SAME quoted in JOHN chapter 1.

Are these true and how should I respond back to him regarding these?

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Answer:

MOSES KILLED AN EGYPTIAN
This a true fact that took place in the history of Prophet Musa (AS). The
incident has been narrated in the Holy Quran as well. An Egyptian cook of
Pharoah (Fira'un) was beating an innocent Israelite (member of the Bani Israel
- to whom Prophet Musa (AS) had been sent as a messenger). When the poor
Israelite saw Prophet Musa (AS), he called out for help. Prophet Musa (AS) in
extending his assistance to the Israelite, struck a blow to the Egyptian
cook to ward him off, but the blow proved fatal and the Egyptian fell dead.
This was not killing as in cold blood murder, but was death in defence.
For more details, see Verses 15-20 of Surat-ul-Qasas (30) and refer to
comments by S V Mir Ahmed Ali.

JESUS AND GOD ARE THE SAME
This statement cannot be true for a Muslim whatsoever. However to argue with
Christians regarding the different semantic analysis of various words like
SPIRIT, SON, FATHER and so on are better found in specialist
Muslim-Christian dialogues. This topic has been extensively discussed in the
soc.religion.islam newsgroup.

Wallaahu A'alam

Mustafa Jaffer




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