About the Book
According to the Jews and the Christians the 'Only Son' whom God had asked Abraham to offer for sacrifice, was 'Isaac and not Ishmael'. The Bible has recorded the story the story in a fairly detailed narrative. It is only once in the whole of the narrative that the name of the 'Only Son' has been mentioned as Isaac, which is quite misfit in, rather contrary to, the context. The event of the offering for sacrifice was committed to writing in the Bible more than a thousand years after its happening. It is quite unknown who its writer had been and what his credentials might be; but, of certain, he was not the eyewitness of the event. The present work is neither of polemical nature nor simply a general informative paper. It is an attempt to address a long discussed problem on the principal of objective research. It has been tried not to make any assertion or set forth an explanation to some word or theme without affording a referential authority. It has also been tried to provide sufficient evidence to establish the themes that it may not be blamed to be based on scanty or one-sided evidence. It has further been tried to present the evidence faithfully and without any manipulations.
About the Author
Abdus Sattar Ghauri, M.A. (Pb. Univ.), Dip.In EPM, Islamabad, M.Phil Course; co author of the following books:
(a) Seven Textbooks of Islamic Studies for Elementary and Sec. classes being taught as sole compulsory textbooks throughout Pakistani schools for the last ten years.
(b) Three sole compulsory textbooks of Lughatul Quran (for Classes 6, 7, 8).
(c) Urdu textbook for Classroom Teaching
(d) Uswah Hasanah (Sirat Studies) for Kashmir Worked as Senior Headmaster and S.S, in various Govt. High Schools. Had been Member, National Review Committee, and Member, National Curriculum Development Committee, Ministry of Edu., Govt. of Pakistan. Participated in many seminars and Master Trainers Workshops as a resource person throughout Pakistan. Has been undertaking Biblical Research study for the last twenty five years. Some of his research works and articles are:
Emmanuel of the Bible.
Original Sin or Purity (Innocence)
Barnabas, His Gospel and its Credibility.
Beersheba: the 'Well of Seven' or the "Well of Zamzam.
The Text of the Bible and Some Types of Corruption in it.
Recording of the Vowel (Diacritic) Signs to the Text of the Original Testament.
Did Muhammad Learn Apostleship from the Christian Monk Buhayra?
Muhammad Foretold in the Original Testament (The Prophet Like unto Moses)
A Clear-cut Prophecy Regarding the Prophet of Islam by Moses':
Completed the book Muhammad Foretold in the Bible by Name. The present work is the first ever of its kind on the topic.
Presently fellow, Al-Mawrid, Institute of Islamic Sciences, Lahore.
Was born in Patiala (India) in 1935 and migrated to Pakistan in 1947, after the partition India and Pakistan.
The relation of Umm al-Qură [Makkah] with Abraham (pbuh) is a significant theme of the Qur'anic Da'wah. The Prophet of Islam (pbuh) was raised from among Bani Ishmael, a branch of the descendants of Abraham (pbuh). They were settled in Makkah. Abraham (pbuh) had himself settled this branch of his descendants at this place. This is the site where he had offered his only son for sacrifice in the vicinity of al-Marwah. This son was Ishmael (pbuh) who was the ancestor of Allah's Last Prophet, Muhammad (pbuh). The corruption made by the Jews in their scriptures had been mostly pertaining to these themes. They incorporated the name of Isaac (pbuh) in their scriptures as the only son offered for sacrifice in lieu of Ishmael (pbuh). They have created great confusion regarding the place of Ishmå'el's (pbuh) offering. They have also endeavoured to make the relation of Abraham (pbuh) with the sanctuary of Makkah doubtful in every respect.
Initially the book was published in 2004. After that the writer received some suggestions. Valuable reviews have also been published in some esteemed national and international journals. The author tried to improve the book where required. The author is grateful to the authorities who had kindly undertaken the reviews and suggestions. The author himself went through the book a number of times and made some revisions where deemed fit.
According to the Jews and the Christians the 'Only Son' whom God had asked Abraham to offer for sacrifice, was 'Isaac' and not 'Ishmael". The Bible has recorded the story in a fairly detailed narrative. It is only once in the actual words of the Lord in the whole of the narrative that the name of the 'Only Son' has been mentioned as 'Isaac' which is quite misfit in, rather contrary to, the context.' There are contradictions in the narrative that render the stance of the Jews and the Christians quite incredible. On the other hand a majority of the Muslim scholars claims that it was and not Isaac, whom God had asked Abraham to offer for sacrifice. But it does not mean that the Muslims claim any superiority for Ishmael over Isaac. According to the Muslims all the prophets are equal in status being the apostles of Allah.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages