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“It is to be believed because it is absurd”- Tertullian

God is not the author of confusion( 1 Corinthians 14:33)

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Hadith or Fiqh?

Sufyân ibn `Uyayna said: “Hadîth is a pitfall except for the fuqahâ’,” and `Abd Allâh ibn Wahb said: “Hadîth is a pitfall except for the Ulema. Every memorizer of hadîth that does not have an Imâm in fiqh is misguided (dâll), and if Allâh had not rescued us with Mâlik and al-Layth [ibn Sa`d], we would have been misguided.” (Ibn Abi Hatim, Dhahabi, Ibn ‘Abdul-Barr)

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Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) is Most Influential Person in History

Taken from here:

1 MUHAMMAD

570-632

From the 100, a Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History

by Michael H. Hart

My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels.

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Can a Christian claim that ‘The Qur’an is from Satan’ ?

Some Christians claim that Islam is from Satan, despite the following verse in the Qur’an:

Qur’an 16:98 So when you recite the Qur’an, [first] seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the expelled [from His mercy].

Here is a short rebuttal to the argument:

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A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism

http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/filesDB-download.php?id=660

Pascal’s Wager

It is in one’s own best interest to behave as if God exists, since the possibility of eternal punishment in hell outweighs any advantage of believing otherwise.

Book Review:The Road to Mecca

When I first picked up this book, I couldn’t put it down until I finished . Took me a couple of hours, and it was worth it. An impressive story of the life of one man from his humble origins as a Jew in Austria to his conversion and then his trek across Arabia by a dromedary (before the ‘Oil Boom’ that engulfed the region) to his eventual posting as a diplomat for Pakistan. The language and descriptive narrative will take you on a journey which you will never forget. I humbly suggest that you pick up a copy and read it for yourself.

http://www.islamicbulletin.org/free_downloads/new_muslim/road_to_makkah.pdf

 

Did Thaschus Cæcilius Cyprianus Quote The Comma Johanneum?

http://commajohanneum.blogspot.ca/2016_08_01_archive.html

The data were examined and the following points were concluded:

1) the Cyprian quotations are not verbatim; 2) the quoted portion (“these three are one”) already exists in v. eight; 3) Cyprian glossed several passages including multiple glosses in John’s first epistle; 4) Cyprian sometimes engaged in mystical interpretation; 5) Cyprian failed to mention it in his most explicit exposition regarding the Trinity; 6) Augustine never cited the Comma despite his reverence for Cyprian; 7) the arguments in favor of authenticity presume a scenario regarding patristic citation that never existed; 8) the silence speaks loudly in light of the concurrent history. The cumulative force of the data suggests that the most probable conclusion is that Cyprian did not quote the Comma but instead found the Trinity in an allegorical interpretation of 1 John 5:8.

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Clay Birds: Qur’an 5:110 and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Qur’an 5:110

[The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.”

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[NY TIMES] Role of Muslims during the Rwandan Genocide

According to Marc Lacey of The New York Times,”the safest place during the genocide was a Muslim neighborhood”

Read the rest of the article below:

Since ‘94 Horror, Rwandans Turn Toward Islam
Published: April 7, 2004

When 800,000 of their countrymen were killed in massacres that began 10 years ago this week, many Rwandans lost faith not only in their government but in their religion as well. Today, in what is still a predominantly Catholic country, Islam is the fastest growing religion.

Roman Catholicism has been the dominant faith in Rwanda for more than a century. But many people, disgusted by the role that some priests and nuns played in the killing frenzy, have shunned organized religion altogether, and many more have turned to Islam.

”People died in my old church, and the pastor helped the killers,” said Yakobo Djuma Nzeyimana, 21, who became a Muslim in 1996. ”I couldn’t go back and pray there. I had to find something else.”

Wearing a black prayer cap, Mr. Nzeyimana was one of nearly 2,000 worshipers at the Masdjid Al Fat’h last Friday. The crowd was so large that some Muslims set their prayer mats on the dirt outside the mosque and prayed in the midday heat.

The Muslim community now boasts so many converts that it has had to embark on a crash campaign to build new mosques to accommodate all of the faithful. About 500 mosques are scattered throughout Rwanda, about double the number that existed a decade ago.

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