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Know Islam, Know Paradise

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     The Intercession   Allah the Almighty said: “And warn therewith those who fear that they will be gathered before their Lord, when there will neither be a protector nor an intercessor for them besides Him, so that they may fear Allah and keep their duty to Him.” (6:51)…
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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Consequently, the “Lord’s Christ” (i.e., the “Lord’s Christos”—the “Lord’s anointed,” or the “Lord’s messiah”) list includes Saul the Christ, Cyrus the Christ, and the many Davidic kings—all “Christs.” Or at least, that’s how the Bible would read if everyone’s title were translated the same. But they aren’t. In the selective wisdom of the Bible translators, christos is translated “anointed” in every case but that of Jesus Christ. When the word “anointed” is found in any English translation of the Bible, a person can safely assume that the underlying Greek is the same christos from which Jesus gets his unique label of “Christ.” This exclusive title of “Christ” with a capital C, and “Messiah” with a capital M, is singularly impressive. In fact, it makes a person believe that the term…
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September 5, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     (What the Lord has said) Allah the Most Exalted said:  “Until when fear is banished from their hearts they say: ‘What is it that your Lord has said?” They say: ‘The Truth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great.’ ” (34:23) And in Sahih (Al-Bukhari) it…
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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     The name “Christ” is derived from the Greek christos, which was subsequently Latinized to “Christ.” The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament defines christos as “Christ, Messiah, Anointed One.”60 A second opinion is as follows: “The word Messiah (sometimes Messias, following the Hellenized transcription) represents the Hebrew mashiah, or mashuah ‘anointed,’ from the verb mashah ‘anoint.’ It is exactly rendered by the Greek christos ‘anointed.’” In plain English, if people read the Old Testament in ancient Hebrew they will read mashiah, mashuah, and mashah. Read it in ancient Greek, and the above three are “exactly rendered” as christos. The subject becomes interesting at this point because Aramaic, Hebrew, and…
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September 4, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     The created one could not be an object of worship   Allah the Almighty said: “Do they attribute as partners to Allah those who created nothing but they themselves are created? No help can they give them, nor can they help themselves.” (7:191,192) Allah the Most Exalted said:…
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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Messiah (Christ) The Old Testament teems with prophecies of the Messiah, but nowhere is it intimated that that Messiah is to stand as a God to be worshipped. He is to bring peace on earth, to build up the waste places, to comfort the broken­hearted, but nowhere is he spoken of as a deity. —Olympia Brown, first woman minister ordained in the U.S., Sermon of 13 January, 1895.   The concept of Jesus being the predicted messiah is so well known to the world of Christianity as to obviate need for discussion. But Jesus a messiah, in Islam? The fact that Muslims recognize…
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At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session       To seek help in other than Allah (Istighatha) or to invoke other than Him is an act of Shirk   Allah the Most Exalted said: And invoke not besides Allah any that will neither profit you nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you…
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Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     For those who claim the “Word” of John 1:1 (“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”) implies equality between Jesus and God, 1 Corinthians 3:23 muddies the doctrinal waters.  This verse states, “And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” Now, in what way are ye Christ’s? A follower of his teachings? But then in what way is Christ God’s? And if Jesus were God, why doesn’t the passage read “Christ is God” rather than “Christ is God’s”? This verse emphasizes the fact that just as the disciples were subordinate to the prophet Jesus, so too was Jesus subordinate to God. Surely this distinction comes as no surprise to those who respect the authority of Isaiah 45:22 (“For I am God, and there is no other”), Isaiah 44:6…
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August 29, 2017 1

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     To seek Refuge in other than Allah is a part of Shirk Allah the Most Exalted said: “And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the male jinns, but they (jinns) increased them (mankind) in sin and disbelief” (72:6) Muslim reports that Khawlah bint Hakim…
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August 29, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   Word of God   It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine­sewn. —Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts, Act II Jesus is identified in the Holy Qur’an as a “Word” from Allah. Surah 3:45 reads, “Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be the Messiah, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah” (TMQ 3:45). In biblical contrast, John 1:1…
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