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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     The objective researcher now needs to expand the list of notes as follows: 1.  Jesus is assumed to be exactly what he called himself. 2.  Jesus called himself “son of man.” 3.  Nowhere in the Bible did Jesus ever lay claim to the literal title of “son of God.” 4.  And in any case, in Jewish idiom the term “son of God” was either metaphorical or contrary to monotheism. 5.  The primary translation of the phrase pais theou is “servant of God,” and not “son of…
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October 7, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     What is said regarding Belief in Omens (At- Tataiyur)   Allah the Most Exalted said: “Verily, their evil omens are with Allah but most of them know not.” (7:131) Allah the Most Exalted said: “They (Messengers) said: Your evil omens be with you! (Do you call it “evil omen”)…
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October 7, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Regarding the religious use of the word ebed, “The term serves as an expression of humility used by the righteous before God.”88 Furthermore, “After 100 B.C. pais theou more often means “servant of God,” as when applied to Moses, the prophets, or the three children (Bar. 1:20; 2:20; Dan. 9:35).”89 A person can easily get into doctrinal quicksand over this point, for out of the eight mentions of pais theou in the New Testament, only five refer to Jesus (Matthew 12:18; Acts 3:13, 26; 4:27, 30)—the remaining three are divided between Israel (Lk. 1:54) and David (Lk. 1:69; Acts 4:25).…
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October 2, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     Curing through Magical Spells (An-Nushrah) Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) narrates: Allah’s Messenger (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) was asked about An-Nushrah (the act of seeking cure from magical spells/incantation), he (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)…
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October 2, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     It is noteworthy, however, that Jesus never claims for himself the title “Son of God.” While he is represented as accepting it in Mark 14:61­ 62, both Matthew (27:64) and Luke (22:67) are at pains to tone down Jesus’ acceptance of the title as though what he says to the High Priest is, “It—like the title ‘messiah’—is your word, not mine.”84 Hasting’s Bible Dictionary concurs: “Whether Jesus used it [“Son of God”] of himself is doubtful …”85 Might the phrase “son of man” imply uniqueness? Apparently not—the book of Ezekiel contains ninety­three references to Ezekiel as “son of man.” All of which leaves an objective researcher with the following conclusions: 1. …
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September 26, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     On Soothsayers and the like Muslim recorded in his Sahih, from some of the wives (Hafsah) of the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) that he said: “Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and asks him something and believes in his words, will have…
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September 26, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Graham Stanton comments, “In the Graeco­Roman world heroes, rulers, and philosophers were called sons of God. In the Old Testament “son of God” is used of angels or heavenly beings (e.g., Gen. 6:2,4; Deut. 32:8; Job 1:6­12), Israel or Israelites (e.g., Ex. 4:22; Hosea 11:1), and also of the king (notably in 2 Sam. 7:14 and Psalm 2:7).” 80 And Joel Carmichael elaborates: The title “son of God” was of course entirely familiar to Jews in Jesus’ lifetime and indeed for centuries before: all Jews were sons of God; this was in fact what distinguished them from other people…. During the postexilic period in Jewish history the word was further applied to any particular pious man; ultimately it became common in reference to…
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September 25, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     Clarification of types of Sorcery (As-Sihr) Imam Ahmad (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Muhammad bin Ja’far narrated from Auf, from Haiyan bin Al- `Ala’, from Qatan bin Qabisah, from his father that he heard the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him)…
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September 25, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   And in any case, the list of candidates for “son of God” begins with Adam, as per Luke 3:38: “Adam, which was the son of God.” Those who rebut by quoting Matthew 3:17 (“And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved son, in whom I am well pleased’”) have overlooked the point that the Bible describes many people, Israel and Adam included, as “sons of God.” Both 2 Samuel 7:13­14 and 1 Chronicles 22:10 read, “He (Solomon) shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son.” Entire nations are referred to as sons, or children of God. Examples include:…
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September 23, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     On Sorcery (As-Sihr) Allah the Most Exalted said: “And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter.” (2:102) Allah the Almighty said: “They believe in Al-Jibt and At-Taghut (all false deities).” (4:51) Umar ((May Allah be pleased with him)) is…
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