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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism
Few questions regarding Islam are as salient to current events and public discourse as the relationship between Islam and violence, and few questions are as polarizing. Outsiders looking into the house of Islam have reached conflicting conclusions, with American Presidents…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law
Many Muslim theologians consider Jesus Christ the most important aspect of Islamic eschatology.¹ In fact, Jesus is connected with eight of the fifty signs mentioned in the previous article. In fact, the Qur’an declares Mary and Jesus as a “sign…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice
  Islamic teaching has always held that Jesus (Issa) was not God. He was simply a good man and one of the most esteemed prophets of Allah. There are, however, several statements in the Quran and Traditions that suggest something…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a
The world’s Muslims fall into two major camps, Sunni and Shia, sometimes likened to Christianity’s Catholics and Protestants. But the similarity is superficial. In terms of the world’s total Muslim population, Sunnis and Shias disagree over what percentage each group…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an
The Qur’an presents itself as the Bible’s sequel and always refers to the biblical Torah (al-tawrat), Psalms (al-zabur) and New Testament (al-injil) with honor and respect. It says it confirms, clarifies and guards them from misinterpretation. The Qur’an asserts that…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law
In post 9/11 anti-Muslim discourse, taqiyya has been redefined as a religious obligation for Muslims to lie to non-Muslims not simply for survival, but in order to serve the expansionist agenda of their religious community. According to the taqiyya-focused strand of the anti-Muslim…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer
The Muslim World (TMW) is one of the leading academic journals covering Islam worldwide. Strange it would call its own history “bigoted”. It was founded in 1911 by Samuel Zwemer, a founding father of Protestant missions in engagement with the…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam
The 2016 hajj (pilgrimage) has just ended, and it was a very public event indeed, watched on television by millions of people all over the world.  As the last of five pillars, the Qur’an says the religion has now been…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy
I have been a professional philosopher for about 30 years, which means that for 30 years I have spent my life answering two major questions: “What does a philosopher do?” “Why would anyone want to do that?” Both are good…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion
As a messianic Jew, I have been following very carefully the controversy surrounding Dr. Larycia Hawkins, the political science professor who was suspended from Wheaton College after saying Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.” In this piece I am not taking…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, American Muslims, Comparative Religion, Mission and Evangelism
Recent research by LifeWay Research, under the leadership of Ed Stetzer, suggests that American views on Islam are very much polarized, particularly among  pastors.  What is most surprising is that while some protestant pastors see Islam in a more favorable…
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Topic: Faith & Practice, Radicalism, Eschatology, Faith & Practice, Quran & Hadith, Theology & Law, Faith & Practice, Sunni & Shi’a, Apologetics, Comparative Religion, Qur'an, Faith & Practice, Theology & Law, Book Review, Comparative Religion, Samuel Zwemer, Faith & Practice, Folk Islam, Faith & Practice, Spirituality & Philosophy, Comparative Religion, American Muslims, Comparative Religion, Mission and Evangelism, Faith & Practice, Mission and Evangelism
My first year after leaving Islam and coming to Christ was wild–a roller coaster of emotions. I have often said that being Muslim is to be in a crowded universe. I had the habit of using Arabic phrases, like Insha’Allah…
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