Abrogation Of Judiasm & Christianity By Islam & No Disgreement Among The Islamic Scholars On This Issue

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Islam abrogates all the previous religions, Christianity and Judaism included. And hence if the Jews and Christians do not accept Islam, they are the losers. Whatever good deeds they have will be scattered like dust on the Day of Judgement. We will only quote the Islamic position is on this issue. In The Reliance Of The Traveller, a book of Islamic jurisprudence, we read:

Previously revealed religions were valid in their own eras, as is attested by many verses of the Holy Koran, but were abrogated by the universal message of Islam, as is equally attested to by many verses of the Koran. Both points are worthy of attention for English-speaking Muslims, who are occasionally exposed to erroneous theories advanced by some teachers and Koran translators affirming these religions' validity but denying not mentioning their abrogatoin, or that is unbelief (kufr) to hold that the remnant cults now bearing the names of formerly valid religions, such as "Christianity" or "Judaism", are acceptable to Allah Most High after He sent the final Messenger (Allah bless him give him peace) to the entire world. This is a matter over which there is no disagreement among Islamic scholars....[1]

Please note that there is no disagreement among the Islamic scholars concerning the abrogation of previous religions like Judiasm and Christian and that believing in their validity is a form of kufr.


[1] Ahmad Ibn Naqib al-Misri (translated by Nuh Ha Mîm Keller), The Reliance Of The Traveller, 1997 (Revised Edition), Amana Publications, p. 846.

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