Category: Comparative Religion

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A Former Catholic Missionary Finds the Truth in Islam

A Former Catholic Missionary Finds the Truth in Islam   The nuns looked so clean and smart in their starched white habits.  They looked like the saints in the pictures that hung on the wall of every classroom that I dreamed of the day I could be like them. I was among two other girls…
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September 9, 2017 0

Who owns the Old Testament – Judaism or Christianity? (Cont’d)

Click here for previous session       Surprisingly, the two passages differ. The Old Testament makes no mention of ‘recovering of sight to the blind’ whereas Luke does, and he substitutes ‘heal the broken-hearted’ and ‘them that are bruised’ for the Old Testament’s ‘to bind up the broken-hearted’ and ‘them that are bound.’ There…
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August 28, 2017 0

Who owns the Old Testament – Judaism or Christianity?

This is a very natural question to ask, especially since the Old and New Testaments are nearly always found, in Christian practice at least, bound together as one book. Yet it is difficult to assess to what extent Christianity is sensitive to the fact that what the Church has called the Old Testament is also…
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August 28, 2017 0

Variant of Qur’an 33: 56 – A Myth

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله وحده و الصلاة و السلام على من لا نبي بعده و على آله و أصحابه أجمعين Some Islamophobes use a narration from al-Suyuti’s al-Ittiqan to insinuate as if there was a variant in Qur’an 33:56 in the mushaf of ‘Aisha -may Allah be pleased with her. Some cults use…
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August 23, 2017 0

10 logical questions to ask a christian (part 2)

10 LOGICAL QUESTIONS TO ASK A CHRISTIAN (part 2) 1. If Jesus is said to be the only begotten son of God, what of David in psalms 2:7, who is also said to be a begotten son of God? 2. If Jesus is the only son of God, what of Adam Luke 3:38, Israel Exodus…
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August 19, 2017 0

Islam is against racism and bigotry

By Abu Amina Elias In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Islam is against all forms of racism and bigotry. Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another, or one color of skin is superior to another, or the people of one country are superior to another. Such beliefs are…
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August 18, 2017 0

Why did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) raid caravans in Medina?

In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful One of the claims frequently made by anti-Muslim websites is that after Prophet Muhammad emigrated to Medina, he became a warlord and launched offensive wars against the tribes around him for worldly gains. The truth is that the Meccan aristocracy had been violently intolerant of the…
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August 16, 2017 0

Is Ka’aba an idol? Do Muslims worship it? Significance & History of Ka’aba

Is Ka’aba an idol? Do Muslims worship it? Significance & History of Ka’aba   Is Kaaba an idol? Do Muslims worship Kaaba or the ‘black stone’? If not then, why do they pray or prostrate in the direction of Ka’aba in Makkah or Mecca (Saudi Arabia)? What is significance of Kaaba in Islam? Why do…
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August 15, 2017 0

THE SOILED IMAGE OF ‘ALFAS’

THE SOILED IMAGE OF ‘ALFAS’ By Sanni K. Yusuf I once had something to do with one of the bigwigs in southwestern Nigeria. To perfect what bonded us, we needed to have a face-to-face encounter, which made him give me an invite to his residential mansion. Don’t be bored. Keep reading. I want to make…
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August 9, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session Just as Arab Christians identify God as “Allah,” and just as the Bible employs ther royalplural both in pronouns and in the proper name Elohim, Western Christians can  adopt the same practice without compromising their creed. But faith need not depend on such issues, when there remains a more relevant point to ponder: Regardless of His name, how does God command mankind to understand Him? Understanding of God Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. —Cullen Hightower   The Jewish understanding of God is relatively concrete, despite the vast differences between Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Hasidic Judaism in other matters. Throughout Judaism, the One­ness of God remains the primary attribute of the Creator, followed by many others, including justice, love, mercy, omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, sovereignty, truth, wisdom, self­existence, goodness,…
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