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March 24, 2009

Meaning of Islam

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Every religion of the world has been named either after the name of its founder or after the community and nation in which that religion took its birth. For instance, Christianity takes its appellation from the name of its prophet Jesus Christ; Zoroastrians from its founder zoroaster; and Judaism, the religion of the Jews, from the name of the tribe Judah (of the country of judea) wherein it took its birth. Similar is the case with other religions. But not so with Islam. This religion enjoys the unique distinction of having no such association with any particular person or people. The word ‘Islam’ does not confer any such relationship-for it does not belong to any particular person, people, or country. It is neither the product of any human mind nor is it confined to any particular community. It is a universal religion and its objective is to create and cultivate in man the quality and attitude of Islam. Islam, as a matter of fact, is an attributive title. Whosoever possesses this attributive, may he belong to any race, community, country, or clan, is a Muslim. According to the Qur’an (the Holy Book of the Muslims), among every people and in all ages there have been good and righteous people who possessed this attribute of them were and are Muslims.

Source: Towards Understanding Islam by Sayyid Abul A’la Maududi

November 8, 2008

Stoning victim ‘begged for mercy’

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Other,Religion — WhyIslam @ 10:00 pm
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I have read this news headlines with the usual irritation of impartial reporting when it comes to Muslims, Palestinians, etc… however, this time, I decided to respond to this article and point out the inconsistencies found in such a piece of news. The response is divide into the following.

1. The authenticity of such news
2. The message behind such reporting

Why is this reporting flawed?

Check out the following statements: “A man grabbed the saw and he cut Adam’s leg” or “They kept John away from his family for ever”. These two statements are very similar to the title of the article except for the follows: the first man is a doctor who cut Adam’s leg to save his life and John is a murderer who was put in jail for life because of his actions. Technically, none of the first statements are incorrect. Just out of context. Very dangerous.

Why? This is the first question that should be answered. (more…)

May 1, 2008

California Debates

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Other,Zakaria Botros — WhyIslam @ 4:01 am
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I have had some discussions with some people about the value of debates in inviting people to faith. Debates could be a lot like sports matches. I believe that debates are only useful for the small percentage of any audience who can hear beyond the art of speech and who attend carrying an academic mentality towards religion (as all Muslims should be since Islam focuses on logic throughout the Quran… we can debate that too).

I like the way that the second debate started and I would like to reiterate it here:

“Christians wake up; no body is dying for your sins. You will be accounted for every single deed that you make or will make.”

These 2 debates took place in California between Jalal Abu Al Rub, David Wood and James White.

The topics a are as follows (you can download the audio by clicking at the titles)

1. Is Muhammed (pbuh) a Prophet?

2. Does the bible teach that Jesus (pbuh) is God?

More details can be found here

December 6, 2007

An Exalting Scene (Picture)

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One of the most exalting scenes… (more…)

Convert OR Die

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I will let the video speak for itself.

You can listen to the aforementioned Quranic verse in Arabic and English (translation of its meaning):

November 9, 2007

Mohammed in Their Eyes

During Crusade Era, many lies were concocted by the missionary and western writers to discredit the Prophet of Islam, his message and his teachings. This continued until recently when scientific discoveries and freedom of thought changed many people’s perception of things, and it became increasingly difficult for falsehood-mongers to pull wool over peoples’ eyes. The following are some testimonies that some non-Muslim scholars, thinkers and political icons had to give about the Prophet of Islaam.

Larmatine, the French scholar says:

“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. (more…)

November 1, 2007

Who Wrote the Bible? Historical Background.

Filed under: Islam,Opinion,Religion,Video,Zakaria Botros — WhyIslam @ 10:37 pm
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The 4 gospels were written by 4 different men. Who were these men? when did they write the new testament? is it a word of God? (I have heard so many say that the bible is a word of God because it says that it is a word of God… this is a logic of the illogical indeed)

Please understand my questions as a search for historical knowledge and not as an attack on any other religions book. I found some answers in this very interesting documentary. Corrections and/or comments are encouraged.

If you do have the time, it is worthwhile watching the whole series.

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