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Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous reading   In the early days of Islam, when the Muslims were weak and oppressed, the religion was embraced by such seekers of truth as Salman Farsi, a Persian Christian who was directed by his mentor, a Christian monk, to seek the arrival of the final prophet in the “country of the date­palms.”    The Negus, the Christian ruler of Abyssinia, accepted Islam without ever having met Muhammad, and while the Muslims were still a small group, widely held in contempt and frequently fighting for their lives.  One wonders, if Christian scholars and Christians of prominent position accepted Islam during a time when the Muslims were a persecuted minority lacking wealth, strength, and political position with which to attract, much less protect, new Muslims, what drew these Christians to Islam, if not sincere belief?   History records that even Heraclius, the…
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July 29, 2017 0

Misgoded reading by Dr. Lawrence Brown

While there have always been significant numbers of educated and practicing Jewish and Christian converts to Islam, the reverse is not true, nor has it been true at any time in history. There are cases of those belonging to deviant sects of Islam who convert to different religions, but this is hardly surprising. Ignorant of…
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July 24, 2017 0

Introduction to the Science of Hadith

During the time of the Prophet, not everyone was able to meet him physically. Many people heard the message from loved ones, or some random dude walking by. There was an instance an old woman was advising a young man against following the religion of Muhammad not knowing that she was talking to Muhammad himself.…
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July 24, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading continued :

Click here for previous reading   Fourteen hundred years have passed since the revelation of the Holy Qur’an, and to date this challenge hasn’t been met. No one has ever proven the reality of God to differ from the Islamic understanding.   Furthermore, no one has proven the teachings of Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad to conflict. In fact, many have suggested the exact opposite—that these three prophets firmly support one another. As a result, many sincere nuns, priests, ministers and rabbis—educated clergy who know their respective religions best—have embraced Islam. During the lifetime of Muhammad, a Christian monk of Syria named Bahira  claimed to have recognized him as the final prophet when he was a small boy, decades…
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July 20, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading contd.

Click here for previous reading   …the “country of the date­palms.”   The Negus, the Christian ruler of Abyssinia, accepted Islam without ever having met Muhammad, and while the Muslims were still a small group, widely held in contempt and frequently fighting for their lives. One wonders, if Christian scholars and Christians of prominent position accepted Islam during a time when the Muslims were a persecuted minority lacking wealth, strength, and political position with which to attract, much less protect, new Muslims, what drew these Christians to Islam, if not sincere belief? History records that even Heraclius, the Christian emperor of Rome, considered accepting Islam, only to renounce his resolve when he saw that conversion would cost him the support of his people as well as his empire.   One of the most striking early conversions was that of Abdallah ibn Salam, the…
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July 20, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Continued from here   …adhere to ecclesiastical doctrine for the simple reason that, in Islam, there is ni ecclesiastical doctrine. In fact, there are no clergy to begin with. To quote the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion, “There is no centrally organized religious authority or magisterium in Islam and for this reason, its character varies sometimes widely from traditional norms. …”What Islam does have are scholars, who serve to answer religiously Challenging questions.   However, scholarship does not necessarily imply…
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July 18, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading: Islam continued

    Click here for previous reading Islam – Part 2 Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns. —J. M. Clark, Journal of Political Economy, Oct. 1927 We have already noted the Islamic belief that the world is peppered with those who are Muslim by literal but not by ideological definition. These individuals may call themselves agnostic, Jewish or Christian, but they submit to the will of the Creator as best they can, and if adequately exposed to the teachings of Islam will readily accept them. These are those who, when they learn the teachings of Islam, state, “We believe therein, for it is the Truth from our Lord: indeed we have been Muslims (bowing to Allah’s Will) from before this” (TMQ 28:53), for prior to…
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July 18, 2017 0

Misgoded Reading : Islam (continued)

  Click here for previous reading     So Abraham was a Hebrew, in a time when the term Jew did not even exist. The descendants of Jacob were the Twelve Tribes of the Israelites, and only Judah and his line came to be known as Jews. Even Moses, despite popular opinion, was not a Jew. Exodus 6:16­20 identifies Moses as a descendant of Levi and not of Judah, and therefore a Levite.   He was a law giver to the Jews, certainly, but not a Jew by the definition of that time in history. This is not to diminish who he was and what he did, certainly, but just to state the case for the record.…
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July 16, 2017 0

Misgoded reading : Islam (part 2 contd.)

Continued from here  … that God was imperfect to begin with and required spiritual adjustment to a higher, faultless state.   Because Islam’s teachings have remained constant, there are no creedal inconsistencies. Is it true that early man lived by one creed and set of rules, the Jews by another, and the Christians a third?…
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July 15, 2017 0

Misgoded reading : Islam (part 2)

  Check out previous reading…    Nearly three hundred years ago, the following comment was offered by George Sale, one of the first to translate the Qur’an into English, a self­ professed antagonist of the man, Muhammad, and a hater of the Islamic religion:   “I shall not here enquire into the reasons why the law…
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