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What Jesus Said about Fasting

The Fasting of Jesus (peace be upon him)

Since Jesus fasted, his true followers will also fast, if they indeed follow his teachings. He said: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed” (John 8:31). People had complained to Jesus…

Understanding Allah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

Understanding Allah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

Short Answer: God the Lord, Jesus the human prophet, and the Holy Spirit Gabriel are each separate. The doctrine of the Trinity was never preached by Jesus, nor by his followers for three centuries. The word “trinity” is nowhere in the Bible. The whole concept was derived from the words of John, who never met Jesus. …

Who Were the Disciples of Jesus

Who Were the Disciples of Jesus?

It is interesting to note that the majority of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen and their clothes would have been white due to their daily toil. The whiteness could then be extrapolated to include the whitening of people’s hearts through…

Messiah

What Is the Meaning of "Messiah" According to Islam?

Short Answer: Muslims accept the Jewish belief that there were prophecies about the coming of the Messiah. They also accept the Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary, was the expected Messiah. Muslims however deny the Christian belief that Jesus was the Son of God. The word messiah in the Old Testament means “to smear, anoint, or …

10 Great Lessons We Learn From Jesus

10 Great Lessons We Learn From Jesus

Jesus (peace be upon him) was among the five greatest messengers sent to humanity- collectively called the Ulul’ Azm. He was the last messenger before our Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). According to Imam As-Suyuti, he is also counted as the…

Things You May Not Know About Easter Traditions

Things You May Not Know About Easter Traditions

The traditions that are established as a Christian celebration don’t really represent Jesus’ teaching. How does a bunny play into the prophet’s message? And why are eggs a central symbol of the celebration?

Jesus - The Inspired Teacher

Jesus – The Inspiring Teacher (Special Folder)

Jesus is a special figure in Islam and Christianity. However, although there are some similarities between both religions, yet the Jesus mentioned in the Quran is quite different from the Gospel Jesus. In this folder, Discovering Islam team compiled some…

4 Lessons from a New Relationship with Jesus (Peace be Upon Him)

4 Lessons From a New Relationship with Jesus (Peace be Upon Him)

As converts to Islam, during this time our relationship with all the Prophets including Jesus (peace be upon him) should be enhanced. We look to the fundamental message that they were all sent to deliver: That there is only one God, that this world is finite, and that we shall be judged for our acts.

The Virgin Mary in the Bible and the Quran

Short Answer: Of the four gospels, only the Gospel of John tells us that Mary was present near the cross when the crucifixion took place. But we are told absolutely nothing about how she felt about it or what she said about the incident. Salam Dear Muhammad, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask …



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