After a religion is introduced to a culture or to an empire, often a period of theological debates will follow, fine-tuning the details and implications of general religious tenets. Certainly, this was the case during the decades following Muhammad’s death and the establishment of Islam as a political force. Both secular and theological changes rapidly followed... Continue Reading →
How Many Christians Convert to Islam? Why?
We are quoting extensively from the Pew Research Center Like Americans in many other religious groups, a substantial share of adults who were raised Muslim no longer identify as members of the faith. But, unlike some other faiths, Islam gains about as many converts as it loses. About a quarter of adults who were raised... Continue Reading →
The Origin of Islam: New Path to God or a Jewish-Christian Heresy?
Introduction The first 60 years of Islam after the death of Muhammad are not only interesting to study but vital for a thorough understanding of Islam’s origin story. How and when did Islam become a fully developed religion? There is a significant controversy over whether it was a perfect and complete faith at the time... Continue Reading →
QURAN: Divine Authorship or Authored by Men?
Introduction As is true of any scripture, the Qur’an is a vital part of understanding Islam both as it is practiced today and as its origins are described. Since most non-Muslims have never read the Qur’an, a brief introduction is in order. The word “Qur’an” means “recitation” in Arabic and is thought to be derived from the Syriac... Continue Reading →
Muhammad: Final Prophet or Apocalyptic Preacher?
Who was Muhammad? Is every word and action attributed to him verifiable, or were some biographical details added in the years following his death? This is a question that must be asked when examining the records of almost any historical figure, and the issue is as complex as it is significant. The life of Muhammad is... Continue Reading →
Does the Bible Foretell the Coming of Muhammad?
According to Islamic scholarship, "in the ninth century. Mu'tazilas, an Islamic school of theology based on reason and rational thought, held that the Quran was created while the most widespread varieties of Muslim theologians considered the Quran to be co-eternal with God and therefore uncreated. Sufi philosophers view the question as artificial or wrongly framed." - (Corbin 1993... Continue Reading →
NASKH: Quranic Verses That Have Been Cancelled or Superseded by Later Verses
Many persons like to compare the Quran as the greatest rival to the Bible, as it is the holy book for some 1.8 billion Muslims the world over. These Muslims believe that it is uncreated and was given to them from the highest heavens and revealed progressively to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel in sections... Continue Reading →
Striking Inconsistent Elements Present in Islam
One of the most striking inconsistent elements are present in the Quran is the idea of freedom of worship. On the one hand, there are several times that the Quran expresses concern for religious liberty, such as, “Let there be no compulsion in religion.” (Surah 2:256) Yet, on the other hand, there are many other... Continue Reading →
Are God Sanctioned Israelite Wars of Bible Times a Justification for Jihads?
A Muslim says to you, “the wars waged by the Israelites at God’s command justify Islam’s jihads.” How would you respond?
How Do You Reach Muslims with Both Truth and Love?
We have learned that within the last two decades, more Muslims have come to Christ than within the last 1400 years. That’s something to think about! Why are they coming to Christ now? What is happening?