The following is a reply to a commenter on the post: Lagos goes gaga over baby born with quran. I decided to reply, as the commenter talked about life in the hearafter.
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thanks for your invitation into Islam, but no thanks. I HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE. I found Jesus as the way, the truth and life, and I will never go back anymore. See, when a person graduates from secondary school, he/she begins to realize some wrong information gathered in primary school. The same with the University. The higher you go, the more you realize that this/that thing which your lecturers taught you at a point in time might not be alltogether true or relevant in every application.
When God reveals himself to you(like He did to me), you need not to receive any other convincing from mortal men. Pray for a revelation from God Himself.
I said it before, let me say it again: whether or not a baby was born with the quran, it doesnt bother me. Even if baby was born with 10-bibles, I wont blink an eye. With special mention to the news we are hearing about the issue, with special mention to the national issues in the country we all call home, just imagine this kind of baby born at this time in this season. I mean, what better way than to divert attention from the more pressing national issues that concern us all.
For example: look in the series of events in Nigeria for the past 1-year, there was always something to divert Nigerians from the real issues affecting all of us. Don’t you think this is one of them?
I talked about America as a more sane environment as compared to ours – and about how they would handle such a case if it happened in their environment. If the corruption level in America has reached its Apex, what do you call the state of Nigeria presently?
In the next 70-years, by the grace of God, I should be sitting at Father Abraham’s bosom in Heaven, with the host of Heaven and God himself sitting on His throne. We would all be singing “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty”.
I think you are the one that should embrace Christianity, not just embrace, but accept Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savior because the only hope for eternity with God is through Christ’s blood that was shed on calvary. Do a thorough analysis of facts and figures.
To all my muslim brothers and sisters that have responded to this thread so far, peace be upon you all, dont you think you should ask yourselves a question?
Was this baby born with something that looked like the quran or was this baby born with the quoran itself.
1) If the baby was born with something that looked like a quran, then whatever it is has to be investigated.
2) I guess you would be quick to say that the baby was born with the quran itself. So the next question I would ask is: has anybody – the parents of the baby, the nurses, the Islamic elite in Lagos state who have visited the family to confirm (for/against) been able to tell anyone else what they have read in the little assumed book the baby came with? Nobody. No information. Does the baby’s little book contain the same / similar information to the same quran all of us have? definitely not, no information. If it is a paper based quoran, why didnt it dissolve in the mothers womb? And if isnt a book? is it plastic? is it a piece of metal? is it ceramic? is it an alloy? Is there anything written inside the quranic looking object?
If God is really sending us His word, he won’t send us something that looks like it, would He?
Why / how then can we say the child is a sign from God? Under what basis did we arrive at a conclusion. If baby quran is your sign from God, how about all those other children who came into the world quietly without nothing in their hands? how about all those babies born under one circumstance or the other?
And if this baby was born with something that looks like a quran, why are you dissing each other, dissing Christians and fighting over an issue which you aren’t concerned about. Is any of you a relative of the child?
And while some people think I am making jest of the situation, the truth is I am making a jest of the people who think the situation is something serious; coz while we are argue and throw adjectivized puches left and right, some people, the authors of confusion are laughing their heads off.
Even a couple of Islamic scholars / religious leaders who visited the family dismissed the whole thing as a hoax. Now, rather than glorifying something y’all cannot defend(if you would be ready to tell yourselves the truth), why not get a life for yourself and serve God if really you know him.
Someone asked me the other day if the so-called Christian miracle worker T.B Joshua was a real man of God? I answered by telling him that he should remember that before the Oyinbo man came, Nigerians have been performing miracles. In fact, I told him that miracles in Nigeria have nothing to do with religion. You dont need to be a Christian or Muslim to perform a miracle in Nigeria, do you?
And for the fact that someone is performing miracles is no indication of true Christianity or Islam. Wait o, are there miracles in Islam? I advised Mr. Man to be careful not to be swept under the carpet of the next miracle worker in town, as there are many of such(regardless of religious inclination in Oshodi, Lagos), jobless people who speak in all sorts of tongues, with solid histories behind them. That was the end of our conversation.
But there are fishes in the river about this quranic baby story: the following are some school of thoughts I have gathered so far.
1) the baby has a mother but no father. His supposed father has denied the pregnancy even before he was born. His mother was a former muslim who converted to Christianity and now back to Islam because of her baby. I read on one newspaper site about what her former muslim name was, then she changed to Christianity and became Ruth, now she has gone back to another name. Can we really say such a person serious about religion at all? The next thing we know fit be say she don enter Juju o.
2) Someone told me today that perhaps some muslims are trying to fake Jesus – Nigerian style, to pave the way for religious war in Lagos which has been all-together peaceful and homely ever since boko haram started throwing bombs around the Nigerian north like pure-water satchets.
But isnt this baby’s story similar to that of Jesus – really? The only difference is that Jesus was concieved by the Holy Spirit, and his supposed father almost ran away if he wasn’t cornered by God and told that the child was a special child;……… and this our own baby was by a father that denied him a long time ago, amidst some other inconsistencies. Even if the baby’s father is found out now, is he a real muslim? is he spiritually sound? why would God choose his seed to propagate the faith? But at least there was a nurse(holy spirit?) who confirmed he was born with a quran in hand? No be me talk dat one o, na gist wey I hear.
In the midst of all these are Nigerians who are going gaga over the essence of the child. Meanwhile, they have forgotten what Jesus or Mohammed had to say – whichever you choose to believe. And perhaps what our national hunters of confusion are looking for is something that could cause problems in Lagos and throw Christians against Muslims and vice-versa. Then CNN and BBC would update their frontpages that finally war has broken out in Nigeria, the airport is closed, etc. Isn’t that what they(enemies of peace in Nigeria) want?
3) How did the press get to know about this wonderful birth? Was there a mole in the hospital? Were they pre-invited? A story says the child was born in a private hospital, another says it was in a white garment church(to add the Christian flavour). So which is which? Is the white garment church a private hospital or the private hospital is the church? and how many children have been born in this private hospital / church in the past 1-year, who have received press coverage like baby quran?
Anyway, he has been born now so what can we do, but how did the press get to know? who called the press? did the nurse call the press? did the mother call the press? did other relatives present in the hospital/church call the press? If yes, is this the way the attention of the press is always called in this church/hospital?
If there was a real case of emergency with a woman giving birth to a child(in Nigeria o) with a child delivered with any kind of object, is it the press that should be the first port of call or a qualified medical doctor, an OB/Gyn? who owns this private hospital / white garment church – can he/she be questioned?
Or was the press on standby? is this usually how the press is on standby in this hospital/church during deliveries? The Nigerian press definitely doesnt know about every baby born in Lagos, talk less of in Mushin.
And of all the babies born under various circumstances in Lagos everyday, everyweek and everyear, especially those that need serious medical attention, who often die because of lack of medical help from nurses/doctors, why is it this one who was born with a quran that we hear about within hours of his birth?
4) Mama baby was obviously pregnant for 9-months. Wasn’t she checked into any medical centre (private or public). Was there an ultra-sound / scan machine that could have detected something special about this child before the child was born – at least for the sake of authenticity? when did the quran get into the belly? If we say that at least some hours before her due time, doctors / nurses should have done some “routine” tests on the mother to confirm she is stable and ready to deliver, and perhaps got information about the object in her womb – and should have called a doctor, not the press! abi?
5) Money, money, money, who wants some money? The mother is said to be poor and even the immediate relatives. Can we conclude what is on their mind? And this babys quran must be the smallest in the world for it to fit in a newborn’s hand: why not call people at the Guinness book of world records(African office / international) for an awarding ceremony?
Whenever human beings wants to perpetrate a scam, the best way to go about it is by bringing in the supernatural. Isn’t there a difference between God working himself and man trying to tell us he is working for God? With so many people who have visited the site dropping holy offerings (according to newspapers), what better way to make money in Lagos? – arent Nigerians smart enough to read inbetween the lines? Can someone please investigate the nurses very well? Let us know the extent of their ‘collabo’. Perhaps, they would release their album soon.
6) “Medical Director of Bodet Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Bode Tawak said scientifically, it was not possible for a baby to be born holding a Quran. ‘How big is the baby’s hand to hold the Quran? How big is the Quran? How did the Quran get into her mother’s womb? I don’t know how a Quran can get into a womb. But there are things you can’t explain,’ Dr. Tawak responded. He said while the incident cannot be explained medically, in Nigeria many mysterious things happen”
What if someone put it in the Baby’s hand after delivery? Was there no ultrasound in this private hospital / white garment church. Obviously, not too many children are born there.
I would leave the rest of the fishes in the water for you to catch.
Your comments and opinions are welcome.