Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Hadith Comparison
12/25/2012 - James WhiteHeard this hadith (I think it was the first time it appears in Bukhari) while on a ride this morning (thankfully, about ten minutes later, while turning around, I heard a cry for help, and found a man who had fallen into the AZ canal and could not get out! Providential timing!), and could not help but memorize the reference so I could provide this contrast. It reads:
Volume 8, Book 76, Number 496:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The truest poetic verse ever said by a poet, is: Indeed! Everything except Allah, is perishable."
And I compare these words from the inspired writer, recorded over half a millennium earlier, written in reference to Jesus, the Son:
You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the works of Your hands;
11 They will perish, but You remain;
And they all will become old like a garment,
12 And like a mantle You will roll them up;
Like A garment they will also be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not come to an end.
If only Allah is unperishable, and Jesus is not perishable, and is unchangeable, then it follows inevitably that the Christians have been right all along!