Ishmael In The Bible

Ishmael In The Bible

A Muslim told me that he believes there is a conspiracy in the Bible to suppress the name Ishmael in favor of Isaac. Did you know that, in fact, Abraham also had other sons?  The Bible even names them!  Why should the Bible tell us even more more names if only to suppress them if there was a conspiracy to promote Isaac?  The fact is the Bible says it as it is. Good or bad. Isaac had two sons.  Jacob and Esau….

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Did All Messengers Pass Away?

Did All Messengers Pass Away?

That is what Sura 3:144 says. Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. So if he was to die or be killed, would you turn back on your heels [to unbelief]? And he who turns back on his heels will never harm Allah at all; but Allah will reward the grateful. The Arabic transliteration is: WA- MAA MUH.AMMAD ‘ILLAA RASOL QAD KHALAT MIN QABLI -HI AR- RUSUL ‘A- FA- ‘IN MAATA ‘AW QUTILA INQALABTUM…

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Variants In Scriptures

Variants In Scriptures

Muslims have been taught from young that the Bible is corrupt while the Quran has been perfectly preserved. As evidence that the Bible cannot be from God, they like to point out verses like the variant ending of Mark or the passage in John 8. The truth is, there are very few variant readings, only about twenty, all in the NT. These are all well-known, not hidden, and have been well-researched and documented and do not prove the muslim case. None of them affects the…

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Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Who was Allah before Muhammad declared him to be God? “Allah was known to the pre-Islamic Arabs; he was one of the Meccan deities” (Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. Gibb, I:406) “The Arabs, before the time of Mohammed, accepted and worshipped, after a fashion, a supreme god (over other gods in the kaba) called allah.” (Encyclopedia of Islam, eds. Houtsma, Arnold, Basset, Hartman; Leiden: E.J.Brill, 1913, I:302) “In ancient Arabia, the sun-god was viewed as a female goddess and the moon…

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Can Someone Else Take Your Punishment?

Can Someone Else Take Your Punishment?

Muslims tells us that no one can be punished for another’s sins. Yet, this is not what Islam teaches. Allah will place the sins of the Muslims on the Christians and Jews. Abu Burda reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: No Muslim would die but Allah would admit IN HIS STEAD a Jew or a Christian in Hell-Fire. ‘Umar b. Abd al-‘Aziz took an oath: By One besides Whom there…

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Where Are The Uncorrupted Books During Muhammad’s Time?

Where Are The Uncorrupted Books During Muhammad’s Time?

 Muslims, can you help me understand this? You say that the Torah, Psalms (Zabur) and Gospel (Injeel) that we have now is corrupted. You acknowledge that the Torah, Psalms and Gospel during the time of Muhammad in the 7th century AD was the uncorrupted, orginal ones. Let’s consider the facts. Please read very carefully keeping in mind that the Books were unchanged during Muhammad’s time. 1. The Torah that Muhammad referred to in 600 AD as “the light and revelation”…

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Where Are The Books?

Where Are The Books?

Muslim: Your own Bible refers to Muhammad in many verses. Christian: Don’t you muslims believe that the Bible has been corrupted? Muslim: Yes, the Bible has been corrupted. Christian: Then how can you claim that Muhammad is found in a corrupted book? Dont you think that Allah would have preserved it to ensure his prophet’s name is in it? Muslim: Not everything in the Bible is corrupted. Only some things. Christian: OK. Are you saying Allah failed to preserve his…

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Why Did Uthman Burn Early Quran Manuscripts?

Why Did Uthman Burn Early Quran Manuscripts?

Why did Uthman need to burn the many original manuscripts of the Quran? Because the many different manuscripts contained many discrepancies. These different Qur’ans were a subject of study for early Islamic scholars. The Arabic librarian, Ibn Abi Ya’qub al-Nadim, made a famous catalogue of all the books in Arabic in the year 375 A.H./987 A.D that dealt with the topic of discrepancies in the different versions of the Quran existing then. He records seven books that dealt with this subject….

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Can I Follow What Allah Said in Sura 5:47?

Can I Follow What Allah Said in Sura 5:47?

Muslims, are we supposed to believe what Allah says in the Quran or not? Do you believe the Quran? I ask because of this ayah: Surah 5:47 “Let the People of the Gospel judge by that which Allah hath revealed therein. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are evil-livers.” Allah says we Christians are supposed to judge by the Gospel. Am I allowed to obey this verse? But muslims claim that the Gospel has been lost to…

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Has The Bible Been Changed?

Has The Bible Been Changed?

  Muslims think the Bible has been changed. “How could there be any alteration in the Book whose words’ sharpness has reached a great level of circulation in the East and in the West? … For no change can occur in a book that is well circulated among men. Every wise man can see that the alteration of the Bible was impossible for it was well circulated among men of different faith and backgrounds.”     Al-Razi (865 – 925 AD) So…

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