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 Work) Commentary on ‘The Incarnation of the Word’

(Please read the notice concerning our draft articles and works and also our disclaimer concerning commentaries on non-Muslim books)

By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

o    The following is a critical commentary on “Saint” Athanasius’ work “On the Incarnation of the Word”.  The author of this work is of course important from our point of view in looking for who the “defenders of Christian orthodoxy” are, and then basing Continue reading

Objection: “Christianity allows freedom of religion while Islam crushes it”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

A number of times we have heard or read religious Christians ask the following question to Muslims: “I respect your right to profess and propagate your religion in our Christian countries. However, don’t you, as a Muslim, feel any shame within yourself that the same types of rights are denied to Christians and to others in your Muslim lands?” Continue reading

Evolution, “Conservatives”, and Modern Western Society

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

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) Objection: “Why can’t Muslims accept that God’s Word became flesh?”

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

A certain Christian asked: “Since the Muslims accept that the Eternal and Beginningless Speech of Allah became a book (i.e. the Qur’an), why are they so stuck on not accepting that the Eternal Word of God became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ?” Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on ‘Maariful Quran’ Volume 1- (Partially Finished)

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

From the book ‘Ma’ariful Qur’an’ Volume 1 by Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ (Rahimahullah), may be accessed from the following link. For the translation of the Qur’an by the editor/translator of this exegesis of the Qur’an, the following link may be accessed.

Foreword by Mufti Taqi Usmani (Hafidhahulla)

A Few Words about the present English Translation of Ma’ariful-Qur’an

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