Blog posts about Judaism and Christianity.
“Let the Muslim be my master in outward things rather than the Latin [i.e., the Roman Catholic] dominate me in matters of the spirit. For if I am subject to the Muslim, at least he will not force me to share his faith.”Patriarch Michael III of Constantinople (d. 1178 CE), the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church from 1170-1178
Insha’Allah this will be a continual WIP I’ve found some interesting things in Judaic sources on the afterlife. Mishneh Repentance 8 In the Mishneh Torah, Repentance 8 we find references to Hell and a description of the soul. We also find education on how ephemeral this life is and that the true goal is the … Continue reading Judaism and the Afterlife
Christians have only witnessed one side of the life of Jesus ﷺ: the “Meccan” side.
When engaging in dialogue with Christians, a good portion of your time may be simply spent on dispelling myths, misconceptions, and straw man arguments about not only Islam, but also about Christianity itself. Most laypeople in the world are generally uninformed about religion in general, including their own. I will say that non-Protestants (IE Catholics, … Continue reading 2 Common Misconceptions Christians Have About Christianity
This will be a continual work-in-progress over the years of compiling a list of early Christian theologies, focusing mainly on those with Muslim-sounding themes or major turning points in history. No single early theology lines up 100% with what Muslims believe the prophet Jesus ﷺ truly preached. But by looking at different theologies, we can … Continue reading Early Christian Theologies
Friedrich Nietzsche writes in his book, Der AntiChrist (the Anti-Christian) in 1888: The whole labour of the ancient world gone for naught : I have no word to describe the feelings that such an enormity arouses in me. And, considering the fact that its labour was merely preparatory, that with adamantine self consciousness it laid … Continue reading Friedrich Nietzsche on Islam
There’s a strange movement among white Western men of this “alpha male.” High testosterone, high energy, strength training, US military culture, and libido are emphasized, with references to both Jesus and Valhalla (despite being completely contradictory) thrown in for good measure. Statues of masculine men from ancient Rome and Greece are practically worshiped and idolized … Continue reading Neo-Pagan Manhood Movement
Here is a compilation of Bible verses on monotheism and the prophethood of Jesus ﷺ. Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:4-5“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down … Continue reading Bible Verses on Jesus and Monotheism
When you study the history of Judaism in the period of the gap between the last two prophets Isa ﷺ and Muhammad ﷺ, you find quite a bit of peculiarities. The Three Jewish–Roman Wars The Jews had just denied the prophet Isa ﷺ and tried to have him killed in 30 CE. Then they started … Continue reading Jews Between Revelation
Something that surprises me is how many Jews still believe the Torah is kosher. Some Jews can debate ad infinitum about various issues in their law, perhaps even to the point of overturning basic principles of faith as is convenient for modern issues. What many are unaware of is the fact that there is no … Continue reading There Is No Kosher Torah
The first temple was built by the prophet Solomon ﷺ, and he built it virtually identically to the tabernacle. When the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, according to the Bible, they had a tabernacle, a big tent, and that was their temple. It was divided into two sections and the tent was … Continue reading A Brief History of the Temple of Jerusalem
Arius believed Christ was God, but how could Christ be God and God be God? And how could Christ be All-Mighty and God also be All-Mighty? Only one could be All-Mighty. So Arius said that in eternity past, God existed but wasn’t the father yet, so then he begot a son, a secondary level being, … Continue reading Evolution of Jesus in Early Christianity – Notes
Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus).” [Bukhari and Muslim] According to Islamic standards, Paul does not qualify to be a hadith … Continue reading Paul Does Not Qualify to be a Narrator
What Jewish and Christian Zionists fail to see about Israel is that God favoring a nation above others was contingent on obedience to Him. It’s not like they were favored because of their race (hence the racial undertones behind southern Evangelical support…) They were favored because they submitted to the Creator and implemented His laws. … Continue reading What Jewish & Christian Zionists Fail to See