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Concept of People of the Book in Islam

Concept of People of the Book in Islam

We sometimes tend to use expressions at a general level without paying attention to their religious, or social boundaries. As generality generates ambiguity, this article will explore the meaning of the term ‘People of the Book’, highlighting its origins in the Qur’an and discussing, in brief, the usage and themes associated with it in the …

Examining the History of the Bible Led Me to the Quran

Examining the History of the Bible Led Me to the Quran

I found that many Christians, including me, believed that the Bible is the “Word of God” because it has been traditionally accepted as such. So I had to ask, “When did that tradition begin?” The Bible itself says, “but test everything; hold fast what is good.”…

Jesus

Tell Your Kids the Story of Jesus

Many times in the year while Christians celebrate their religious occasions like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, Muslim parents might face some questions raised by their children about Christianity and Jesus Christ. These occasions are the best time for Muslim parents to educate their children about other faiths and how Muslims respect other people’s beliefs. It’s …

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

The first time I ever saw a Muslim with a dark mark on his forehead from making sujud (prostration) frequently, it hit me. The people of God have a dark mark on their forehead because of their devotion to the worship of God in prayer and prostration.

Faith Enough

Is Faith Enough to Be Saved in Islam?

Short Answer: Islam teaches not only that God is just, but that all humans should uphold justice, strive for justice, and do their utmost in order to establish justice in the world. It is only justice that the one who does good must get his reward; and the one who does evil should get the punishment. Otherwise, why …

The Messiah in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The Messiah in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Short Answer:  Both the Muslims and the Christians believe that Jesus was really the Messiah expected by the Jews. But the Jews reject this idea, alleging that Jesus was a false Messiah. The title Messiah stands for anyone who has been chosen by God for a significant mission. In Judaism that mission was crucial to …

Can Muslim Children Celebrate Christmas with Their Non-Muslim Friends

Can Muslim Children Celebrate Christmas with Their Non-Muslim Friends?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Just as you may invite Christians or others to share the joy of `Eid, you are also allowed to share the joy of feasts by Christians …



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