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Trinity is Imaginary

By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Naser Makarem Shirazi

(171)

171- O, PEOPLE OF THE BOOK! DO NOT EXAGGERATE YOUR RELIGION, NOR SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ALLAH BUT THE TRUTH. THE MESSIAH, JESUS, SON OF MARY, WAS NO MORE THAN THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH, AND HIS WORD THAT INDUCED IT IN MARY, AND A SPIRIT FROM HIM. SO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGERS; AND SAY NOT `TRINITY', DESIST; BETTER WILL IT BE FOR YOU. (KNOW) THAT ALLAH IS THE ONLY ONE GOD. GLORY BE TO HIM THAT HE SHOULD HAVE A SON. TO HIM BELONGS ALL THAT IS IN THE HEAVENS, AND ALL THAT IS IN THE EARTH, AND ALLAH SUFFICES FOR A DEFENDER.

THE COMMENTARY

TRINITY IS IMAGINARY
The excess and exaggeration on the part of religious leaders and saints has always been a cause of deviation from the truth; and losing the right way to Allah. On this account, Islam strictly warns and forbids such exaggerations, because people's excesses in their religion lead them to blasphemy.
Jews show a lot of vain zeal and arrogance, mingled with vanity, in the direction of racialism, exclusiveness, and their saying that they are the elects of God; and that the fire of Hell will burn them not but for a few days, and such false and unreasonable claims. On the other hand, we see the Christians having raised the prophet Jesus to a deity, and in a rank of equality with God! And surely this is because they know not who the God is! They venerate Mary almost to idolatry. They attribute a physical son to God, and have falsely forged their trinity, which is the union of three hypostases (FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST)in one Godhead so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality!
This means that in a class room of mathematics, a Christian school boy should learn and believe that number one, three times added or multiplied by three (1+1+1=3 or 13=3) equals three.
But in the class-room of religion, number one, three times equals one!, which is of course contrary to all reasons.
After all if the Christian believers reject that by reasoning, he is doomed to hell for ever! In this verse the attributes of Jesus Christ, as they are in reality, have been mentioned as follows:-
1- That he was indeed the son of a woman called Mary.
Just like any other human being, he lived as a fetus in his mother's womb. She gave birth to him and he was subject to development, and dependant on the existing natural laws. So, how can such a created man be considered as an everlasting God, who is unlimited in power, ability and authority?!
2- That Jesus Christ was messenger of God, a position which is far from the position of Godhead.
3- That Jesus Christ was the word of God that was created like any word and induced in Mary.
4- That Jesus Christ was a spirit created by God.
This expressive title is given to Adam and all mankind for having a divine soul, and immaterial spirit that makes the main and the basic part of man's existence.

TRINITY IS THE WORST OF ALL THE PERVERSIONS IN CHRISTIANITY.
Among the many perversions by which Christianity has been afflicted, trinity is the worst of all.
It is a forged Christian doctrine that might have been taken from the Indian trinity consisting of their three god's namely BERHIMA - FISHNU - SIFA. The Christian version of trinity is the one substance of Godhead in which there are three persons equal in status; Father, Son, and Holy spirit.
This doctrine has been forged in the 4the century A.D.,and it cannot be deduced and derived, ever by reasoning from the present new testament that is tampered with indeed!
In this new testament which has been adopted as the Christian Holy Book, the three persons of Godhead are mentioned together in Baptismal injunction of Matthew 28:19 saying:-
``Go then to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: Baptize them in the name of the father, the son, and the Holy spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.''
In this Baptismal injunction, there is not the least evidence that the said three persons are gods, and one Godhead in one substance or essence.
The second case in which the three persons are brought in together is in the Pauline benediction of two CORINTHIANS, 13:14, which is in fact an appendix to the four main gospels:-
``The grace of the lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy spirit be with you all.''
Worthy of note here, that in this benediction, the phrase ``LOVE OF GOD'' has replaced the father.
Here in this benediction too, there is not the least amount of clearness to give us a reason for believing the Trinity as it is defined by the priesthood.
So the trinity did never form any part of the Apostle's preaching. Later on, when the Christianity was confronted with many riddles and puzzles, to solve, and had to answer many questions, on account of their forgeries of the three and one Godhead; and had no reasonable explanation for their paradox of trinity, they began to describe it philosophically, saying :``Trinity does not describe God as He is in Himself.''
But rather three distinct ways on which He is revealed to us! God's substance is limitless and accepts no duality, no trinity, and no plurality. If we believe in three hypostases, then all of them will have their limiting lines and bounds in order to keep their distinctions. Their limiting bounds, or entities too, must be eternal and everlasting as the god's are, and eventually we see or we come to know the Godhead is a composition of parts, or a compound of elements! And of course every compound is dependant on its elements, and every composition is in need of its smaller parts. Therefore, limiting and confining the infinite essence, and the absolutes substance of Godhead to a limited pot, such as the body of a man (Jesus), or a woman (Mary), is indeed ridiculous, and against all reasons and is not worthy of serious consideration.

(173)

173- MESSIAH WILL NEVER DISDAIN BEING A SERVANT OF ALLAH. NOR DO THE NEAR ANGELS. AND HE WHO DISDAINS HIS WORSHIP, AND TAKES A PRIDE IN THAT; HE WILL SOON GATHER THEM ALL TOGETHER TOWARDS HIMSELF.
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173- BUT AS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVED AND DID GOOD DEEDS, THEN HE WILL GIVE THEM THEIR DUE REWARDS, AND MORE OUT OF HIS GRACE. AND AS FOR THOSE WHO DISDAINED, AND TOOK PRIDE, (IN WORSHIPPING GOD) HE WILL PUNISH THEM A PAINFUL PUNISHMENT, AND THEY WILL NOT FIND FOR THEMSELVES A FRIEND, NOR A HELPER OTHER THAN ALLAH.

THE COMMENTARY
CAUSE OF THE REVELATION (VERSE NO .172)
A group of Christians from Najran came to Mohammad S.A., the Messenger of God and said:- ``Why do you criticize our prophet, Jesus Christ, and find faults with him?''
Mohammad S.A. asked them: ``What is the wrong in that?'' they answered. ``That you call him a man as we are, and the servant of God, and God's apostle, and etc?'' This verse was sent down on that account.

MESSIAH WAS INDEED THE SERVANT OF GOD
Jesus Christ himself denied not to be a servant to God, and to worship his creator. He always prayed to God as a humble servant and meek worshipper.
It is narrated that once one of the learned Christian priests, named JAASILIGH argued with Hazrat Imam Reza (AS), about Godship of Jesus Christ. In order to pull the priest's leg, Hazrat Imam Reza said to him:- ``Jesus Christ was very good as a whole, and faultless in general, but unfortunately he had an evident frailty, and distinct weak point which was not found with any other apostle or saintly men!''
The priest astonished to hear that, asked Imam:- ``and what was that fault of him ?!'' Hazrat Imam said:- ``That he performed no prayer! and did not worship at all!'' Jaasiligh protested angrily saying:- ``You are wrong in saying that; because Jesus Christ our lord, was the most devout worshipper of his time!'' Imam then asked him:- ``Whom did Jesus worship so devoutly? Did he worship any entity other than God?''

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(Christ's agony in his prayer to God, in the garden of Gethsemane is a show of human dignity, and self - humiliation in worship of God; where we read in Matthew 26:36 - ``Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called gethsemane, and he said to them:- ``Sit here while I go over there to pray.'' He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee. Grief and anguish came over, and he said to them: ``The sorrow in my heart is so great that it almost crushes me. Stay here and keep watch with me.'' Jesus went a little farther on, threw himself face downwards on the ground and prayed:- ``My Father! If it is possible take this cup of suffering from me. Yet not what I want, but what You want.' MATTHEW 26: 36-39 MARK 14: 32-42 LUKE 22:39-46 TRANSLATOR'S NOTE)

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