Let’s start by asking if you know what the Abrahamic religions are? They are (in order) what is called Judaism, what is called Christianity and then there is Islam. Why are they called abrahamic religions? Because they all Revere Prophet Abraham (May peace be upon him). Abraham is the forefather of their prophets Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. These are FACTS. (Alayhimus Salaam)
So where does Islam connect to this? It’s all in the genealogy and consequently the truth. I shall explain :) so pay attention!
(Long story short)
Prophet Abraham had two sons. His first wife was Sarah and then he got a servant who was Hajar. Prophet Abraham had his first child with Hajar named Ishmael (who we call Ismaeel). Long story short he was commanded to leave her in the desert, where the incident with Angel Gabriel occurred (and we got our well of Zam zam / and this in Islam is part of the origin of the Holy Pilgrimage: Hajj). Ismaeel was born in the Arabian peninsula and was the first of the Arabs.
Abraham then had a second son in his old age with Sarah. Named Isaac, whom we call Ishaaq (is-haa-q). Both ismaeel and isaac were prophets and brothers from different mothers, but the same father; Abraham, whom we call Ibraaheem (May peace be upon him). Ismaeel and his mother Hajar (Hagar in the bible) settled in the land we call Arabia (biblical: Paran/Bakkah) while Isaac settled elsewhere where he had Jacob (Ya’qoub) who also became a prophet.
The 12 Tribes of Israel
Now Jacob, Ya’qoub, is where it’s at. He is the father of Joseph and his 11 other brothers. Joseph and the youngest were from one mother and the other 10 were from another. These 12 brothers (after an awe-some journey they went through in life, grow up and have families) thus becoming THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL. Sound familiar? **Note: Israel is another name for Ya’qoub/Jacob** So from these 12 tribes came an entire progeny. (Another thing to note here is, Joseph is a Prophet. Yousuf, May peace be upon him. Prophet Yousuf is special in so many ways and one of them, is that an ENTIRE chapter of the Qur’aan is dedicated to him. So with that being said, he became a governer in Egypt. Reunited with his brothers at last and this is the origin story of the 12 tribes.
Doesnt it make you wonder? That when Moses was sent as a Prophet, his ppl were enslaved by a tyrant ruler? So from Prophet Yousuf and his brothers, generations after generations and I mean centuries after in Egypt, the 12 tribes become the slaves.
Understand 1 thing. We believe, we know, that Allaah ﷻ created Ādam and Hawwa (eve), and that His Promise to Adam (being sent down to strive on earth) was that HE will SEND down the Truth. Via Messengers. So whoever believes then he is saved. Whoever doesn’t is doomed. I mean this theology is PURE. Pristine. So we Muslims know and understand the Bloodline of Prophets. (I’m skipping out soooooo many details but long story short) Adam >Noah>Abraham. The Line of Prophethood to preach the truth. The message was always one. Worship the One True Lord and don’t associate partners with Him. He Alone deserves to be worshipped. That was it.
The Honourable Abraham:
The Friend of God
Getting to Abraham, when he became a prophet, his story is just wayyyy too deep. His position with Allaah is just as Allaah referred to him in His Book the Qur’aan, that Ibraaheem is a Khaleel, a close friend (for lack of a better term). So after that point, prophethood was strictly for Abraham and his progeny. He was Honoured. And to be honoured by everyone after him. Hence any prophet that came after (from the 12 tribes of Israel) like David, Solomon, Moses, Jesus, they were all from the second son of Abraham. Who revered Abraham much. And God Willed it so. So after Jesus, there was no one from the progeny of the second son. However through the first son, came the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم, who was sent as a final messenger. The last Prophet. The Seal of all the Prophets. Calling to the same thing they called to. To Worship One Lord Alone. (His prophethood was prophecized in the bible and Torah). Thus: the Abrahamic Religions
The sun is setting on the Day of Humanity, so the last prophet has to come with something that will FOREVER be preserved for the centuries to come. Unwavering at the face of falsehood and deceits. Unlike any other. Given the knowledge and details of the people of old, to the signs of the end times and the end of the world. What to prepare for. What is coming next. Does this not befit the last messenger?
With that being said. Let’s pick our brains a little bit.
We’ve confirmed they’re Abrahamic religions. And we understand that from Adam, the First Prophet, and beyond, that messengers were sent.
If you’d like to know, in Islam it says, 124,000 prophets were sent over the course of mankind. And from them about approximately 300 ish messengers. Messengers normally come with new messages. Like etiquette to be painfully simple. But they all began with Preaching Monothiesm (what we call Tawheed).
Prophets and their Holy Scriptures
Every prophet was unique to his era and every prophet was sent to his people. Moses was sent to the children of Israel. After he freed them from Pharaoh, they wandered the lands and went through trials. They were sent prophets and scriptures that give them signs of the next coming prophet. Moses got the Torah (Taurāt). Jesus got the “bible”, we call it the Injeel (ppl have translated this to The Gospel). David was given the Psalms (what we call Zaboor). And Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was given Al Qur’aan. These are the 4 holy books that we have in Islam. Do note that “scriptures” were sent to all prophets. But Entire BOOKS are another thing.
In all of their scriptures, they were prophecizing the coming of a Final Messenger. That is the Messenger of Islam. Does it not make sense that if prophethood is coming to an end that it’s prophecized? It’s deep. I have references so let me know if you would like to see them.
The Chosen Ones?
All these prophets were sent with One Mission. Teach the people about Allaah. The reason why the “Jews” were the chosen ones was because they received the revelation from their Lord. Are they not the 12 tribes of Israel? They were the Chosen ones to receive the revelation. This was the prayer of their father Abraham. But after Jesus they were NOT. They ceased to be. For a multitude of reasons (including the fact that the Jews REJECTED Jesus even though he’s the next great prophet after Moses. Why?)
But the point still stands, Every Prophet that came had that one goal. Nothings changed. Not even the fact that it’s from the Progeny of Abraham. Did we forget his first son? Judaism and Christianity came centuries after Abraham so how is Abraham Jew or Christian? It doesn’t even make sense logically. We can dissect this another time. But remember, prophethood has yet to come from his first son. But from the Wisdom of Allaah is that He sent the Final Messenger from their brothers.
(The 12 tribes are the son of prophet Jacob who’s father is Prophet Isaac who’s brother is Prophet Ishmael- so the progeny of Ishmael are the brothers of the Progeny of Isaac)
But the Final Messenger, did not just come for his people, how could he? This is it! The last message from God, until The Hour. So the Last Prophet was sent to ALL MANKIND thereafter. Unlike every other prophet before him. Does this not make so much more sense? Brilliant.
Islam answers it all
So for us it makes so much more sense. In islam, we grow up learning what NOT TO DO. God don’t have no SON. God ain’t no ANIMAL or something we can create with our own hands let alone our imagination. We learn this cuz this is all part of our belief. Basic Faith 101. We learn about the Jews and the Christians as KIDS cuz these are the stories of OUR Prophets. What happened. What went wrong. How have they changed the truth? What not to do.
See how islam just made everything else make so much more sense? The Jews and the Christians will FOREVER be entangled with us until the very end. I’m talking Jesus/anti-christ Armageddon type level. Plus our eschatology has Countless similarities. I can go on for days but ima stop before I become unhinged 😭.
We grew up learning about the Jews and Christians, yet they never grew up knowing anything about us.
(Lowkey that statement SLAPPPPPSSSSS ayyo nobody take that 😭😭)
The knowledge is all there. Can’t argue facts. Oh yes one more thing, When Allaah created Ādam and Hawwa, and humans in general, they were all Muslims. Obviously. Because the truth is One. It doesn’t change. Understand the implication of these beliefs beings true. Why would the religion change over time? God doesn’t change. The Truth is constant and forever One. Never does it fail the test of Time.
And shall I tell you something so wondrous?!?! When you look through the scriptures of Jews and Christians, how many times were their prophets told, not only to them but to also say to their ppl, “SUBMIT your will to God”. That’s it. You can find this if you don’t already know it. Do you know what Muslim means? “ ONE WHO SUBMITS”. And islam means “SUBMISSION”. It’s on a whole other level truss😏
They were All Muslims
So you understand now why islam is the truth? Meaning FROM the introspection of Abrahamic Religions and its genealogy and scriptures, they all point to islam. So like we said Musa (moses), is OUR PROPHET. We claimin him. Straight up. Just like we claiming Eesa (Jesus). May peace be upon them both. They are OUR prophets so that means they were Muslim. They submitted their will to God. Islam is One. It’s people are One. From our Greatest Grandather Ādam to the last man standing. We are but brothers.
The Religion was One since the Dawn of Mankind
Everyone who followed the prophet that was sent to them or their time, without distorting it or corrupting it, they were the true believers. When Allaah sent Musa, those who were with him and believed correctly are the True believers. When Allaah sent Jesus, Those who stuck with Jesus and believed in the Truth, they are the True Followers, Muslims. Our brothers. Whoever changed it and consequently created their own religion have NOTHING to do with God or His Prophets, for that is not the religion God sent.
You see, ppl forget about Satan and his influence, his goal is to corrupt and misguide. Humans were prone to evil especially with the help of devils, their goal was to use “religion” and abuse it to their advantage by changing it to suit their needs. Hence the FALSEHOOD comes and the truth is no more. This is a part of mans nature, it can corrupt. It was inevitable.
The Purpose of Prophethood
Now do you understand why Allaah ﷻ made that promise? And why He had to CONSTANTLY send messengers? To CLARIFY the truth from the evil changes the ppl make. So when Islam was sent; it destroyed EVERY FALSE BELIEF that came before it. Allaah ﷻ literally says “DO NOT WORSHIP 3 , WORSHIP 1”, WHY? Because Allaah sent Jesus with the truth, someone changes the narrative, then 300 years into “Christianity” and a pagan emperor (constantine) who embraces “Jesus” finally reversing the law against its prohibition and creating the TRINITY”. That had NOTHING to do with the True Message of Jesus. Another 300 years later and Islam comes to clarify it all.
I said so much, so tell me which point you’d like to dissect and I’m all in. Sorry it’s too much. The short answer is that they GOT the truth but changed it into something else. Hopefully I’ve edited it out as best as I can. I have so many rebuttals and angles I can tackle this from so I’m pretty loaded. For now let’s start with logic.