The Common Word among the Three Major Faiths in the World: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

By Salama Abdelhady, Prof. of Energy Systems, Aswan University (with footnotes by a member of the MuslimAnswers team)

(Note: I was urged to publish this piece by the author. I do think that the piece has a number of oversights, slips, and oversimplifies some crucial matters of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and their interrelationship, and moreover the ending of this piece seems to be somewhat sudden, but I am nevertheless presenting this article while adding footnotes as appropriate)

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the three great monotheistic religions, adopted by more than 70% of the world’s population[1]. The source of these religions is God who chose human messengers to call people to these religions. So, they are actually one religion[2] which has the same core or belief in one God, as the Creator of the living universe, and in the Day of Resurrection or the Day in which our deeds will be reckoned. They trace their commandments to two Holy Books sent or revealed from God, the Bible and the Quran[3], and to one grandfather of the messengers or carriers of these three religions from God to humanity, Abraham (peace and blessings be upon him). That is why they are called Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions – and these are sealed by Islam. Continue reading

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(Draft Article) Answer to an Objection about the Qur’an and the creation of the world in ‘six days’

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By the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Statement: Dr. Naik claims that when the Bible says the world was created in six days it is talking about 24 hours days, while when these same claim was plagiarized by Muhammad and rehashed in the Quran it suddenly changed its meaning to “periods of time” or “epochs”. Why a day in the Bible and a day in the Quran should be different is something only Dr. Naik knows. Despite that the universe was not created in epochs.

Answer: Before we say anything about this matter, we have to stress the proper way for a discussion to progress is not to say outright that the founder of our religion is a liar and that he has copied from some or the other source. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on two lectures concerning the Qur’an, its reliability, and the response to certain allegations

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Salam Alaykum,

The following are basically the preliminary personal notes for the first two lectures from the following link[1]. There are many important things mentioned in these two lectures (delivered by Instructor Hafiz Mehmud and Shaykh Atabek Nasafi). Whenever necessary, I will try to insert pertinent views on the subtopic under discussion. Continue reading

Evolution, “Conservatives”, and Modern Western Society

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At times and in certain instances, we hear “conservative” politicians from Western countries saying that the “controversy regarding evolution should be taught”. The former President of the United States, George W. Bush was a famous proponent of such a position, and it is still propounded by certain other public figures and politicians. Of course, this is mostly met by ridicule and sarcasm from the formal science field, who outright reject such proposals as quackery.

As a Muslim, I can see why such a request or suggestion would be met with such scorn: These “conservatives” are, at the end of the day, “conservatives” only in their perception of what should be done within the confines of one’s home (i.e. what religion one should adhere to, what standards of morality one should adopt, and so on). Continue reading

(Draft article) Agnostic says: I cannot believe in God until He manifests Himself plainly

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

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We found the following light-hearted hypothetical scenario presented by a self-declared agnostic, and we believe it is important to present it and address the problems inherent in such an exposition. The agnostic said[1]

I was once asked … Continue reading

(Draft Article) Islam, other religions, and the ultimate nature of existents

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by MuslimAnswers.net Team

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In this article we consider the falsity of non-Islamic religions from a slightly different angle, considering how they conceive of ‘ultimate reality’ and how Islam differentiates itself in this respect. Now, before we discuss the details of such flaws, our readers may notice that on this site, we are composing works that are basically rebuttals and critical commentaries of what the non-Muslims may say with respect to the rules and regulations of Islam, what is obligatory, forbidden, or allowed in Islam and so forth. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Response to a Christian seeking to justify Christianity through the Quran

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by MuslimAnswers.net Team

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We received a message from a person named “U. Ibrahim Ali” telling us to visit a website named “goldenduas”. This site has some Verses of the Holy Qur’an used as supplications for different occasions. Continue reading