Lyrics of Poem for Christians by Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Poem for Christians by Ibnul Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
O worshippers of the messiah we have a question
We seek answer from the one who has its (knowledge)
If God died by the action of a people
who (tried and succeeded to) kill him. so what is this God?
Did they please Him with what they did to Him?
Glad tidings to them if they pleased Him!
If He hated what they did to Him
Then their powers clearly suppressed His powers
Did the existence remain without a Lord
A All-Hearing God who will answer their prayers?
Did the seven (heavens & earth) become empty when
He was buried under the earth and it covered Him?
Did the world become void of a God
To direct it when His hands were nailed?
How could the angels deprive Him
Of their help when they heard Him cry?
How were planks able to bear
the true God when it was placed on His back?
How could the iron get close to him
till it touched Him and harmed Him?
How were His enemies’ hands able to
Stretch out till they stroke His back?
Did the messiah resurrect back to life
Or the one who resurrected him is another Lord besides him?
So surprising is a grave that contained God!
And more surprising is a womb that contained Him!
He stayed therein for nine months
In darkness fed by menstrual blood!
And the opening spread for a baby
Weak, opening his mouth for breast (milk)
Eating, drinking and producing
The implications of those, is that God?
Exalted be Allah above the Christians’ lies
Each of them will be questioned for his blasphemy