Comments on Dr. M S M Saifullah's site

"Islamic Awareness"

In comparison to other sites of Muslim reactions to "Answering Islam", the Islamic Awareness site contains some of the most intelligent answers available on the web in response to a few issues on Christian web sites or discussion topics from the newsgroups. Dr. M S M Saifullah and his team have done some good research and we are grateful for the insight this provides in some difficult questions and the improvement of quality in some arguments of Muslim-Christian relevance that came with these discussions. Sadly the pages of Islamic Awareness are also interspersed with much venom in personal attack on and name calling of various Christians in particular, or "the Christian missionaries" in general. The material on the Islamic part is at times quite thorough - though not always relevant to what it supposedly responds to - while the material on Christianity is much weaker and the arguments more on the usual level of Muslim web sites.

Beside the green button linking to the article on the Islamic Awareness site, the title of their article is written out and links to our response or, sometimes, to the original article if we do not see the necessity to say anything more than that.


[Bible]    [Qur'an]    [Hadith]    [Polemics]    [History]



Textual Integrity

         Is The Bible In Our Hands Same As During The Time Of Muhammad?
                 Rebuttals to the first edition (1998): [1], [2], [3]
                 Rebuttal to the second edition (2004): Islamic Apologetics and New Testament Transmission (off site)

         Was Paul Inspired?

         New Testament Textual Criticism and the True Significance of the Variants and Textual Reliability Of The New Testament

         Church Tradition & The Textual Integrity Of The Bible

         Christian Scholars refuting the status of the NT as an inspired scripture:
               rebuttals by Sam Shamoun ([Part 1], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Part 4], [Part 5], [Part 6], [Part 7], [Appendix], [Part 8], [Part 9]) and Dave Walston

         Is Jesus God ? (originally on Islamic Awareness, but now abandoned there)



         Tafsīr Of The Verse 5:73

         Tafsīr of the verse 21:98 using 43:57-58 [1], [2]

         Hadīth From Sunan ad-Dārimi Concerning Prophet Moses(P) Following Prophet Muhammad(P)
               If The Former Were Alive Today [1], [2] (RESPONSE to M.Ghoniem's reply)

         Issue of Abrogation [1], [2]

What About Changes in the Qur'an Before Uthmanic Recension?

         Jam' al-Qur'an: An Exposition Of John Gilchrist's Devious Methodology [1], [2]

         'Abdullah Ibn Saad Ibn Abi Sarh: Where Is the Truth?

Was There a Change in the Qur'an After Uthmanic Recension?

         Did al-Hajjaj Change The Qur'an? [1], [2], [3]

         Topics Relating To The Qur'an: I'jaz, Grammarians & Jews [1], [2]

Well, What About the Variant Texts and the Two Shi'ite Surahs?

         Surah an-Nurayn & Surah al-Waliyah: Their Authenticity & Literary Style

Are Not There Any Grammatical Errors?

         Responses To The Grammatical Errors In The Qur'an [1], [2], [3]

What About Scribal Errors?

         Are There Scribal Errors In The Qur'an? [1], [2]

         Qur'ânic Orthography: The Written Representation Of The Recited Text Of The Qur'ân

The Qur'ān & Modern Science

         It is [the] Truth [1], [2]


         A Concise Reply To Mr. Samuel Green's "The Seven Readings Of The Qur'an"

         Versions of The Qur'an? [1], [2], [3]

         Sources Of The Qur'an: Quss bin Sa'idah's Works, Jahiliyyah Poetry Or The Bible? Links

         What Is The Challenge Of The Qur'an With Respect To Arabic Prose & Poetry?

         Embryology: The Bible Plagiarises Ancient Greek Literature [1], [2]

Contradictions in the Qur'an

         Qur'an contradiction: Can Angels Disobey? [1], [2], [3]

         Qur'an contradiction: Pharaoh's repentance in the face of death?

         Will Jesus burn in Hell? [1], [2], [3]

         And No One Had The Name Yahyā (= John?) Before: Historical and Scriptural response

         Were Burnt Bricks Used In Ancient Egypt In The Time of Moses?

         Crucifixion Or 'Crucifiction' In Ancient Egypt?

         "Dirham" In The Time Of Joseph?

         The Queen of Sheba and Sun Worship

         Theodor Nöldeke and Fertility in Ancient Egypt

         Qur'ānic Accuracy Vs. Biblical Error: The Kings & Pharaohs Of Egypt

         Muhammad's Night Journey To Al-Masjid Al-Aqsā - The Farthest Mosque

         Mary, Sister Of Aaron?

         Mary & Tri-unity

         The Sacrifice Of Abraham: Isaac or Ishmael? [1], Link

         Was 'Uzayr (Ezra) Called The Son Of God?

         The "Samaritan" Error In The Qur'an

         Some Logical Fallacies Dealt with in the Qur'an

         Pseudo-Callisthenes, Dhul-Qarnayn & Alexander The Great

         Refutation Of The So-Called Contradictions In The Qur'ān vis-a-vis Earlier Revelation

         Al-`Azīz & Potiphar

Sources of the Qur'an

         Is The Qur'an's Story Of Solomon & Sheba From The Jewish Targum? [1], [2]

         But What About The Story Of Cain & Abel In The Qur'ān? [Part 1], [Part 2]

         To Moo Or Not To Moo, That Is The Question!

         Did Waraqa Ibn Nawfal Teach The Prophet?

         What About Salmān - The Persian?

         Comments On Geiger & Tisdall's Books On The 'Sources' Of The Qur'ān

         Arda Wiraz Namag (Iranian "Divina Commedia") and the Prophet's Night Journey

         The Ten Wise Jews and the Fallacy of Distraction

         Well, Did Not Muhammad Copy Some Verses Of The Qur'an From Imru'l Qais?

         Reply To Robert Morey's Moon-God Allah Myth: A Look At The Archaeological Evidence —> Whether Moon-gods Were The High-gods In South Arabian Religions

         Is Hubal the Same as Allah? —> Ba’al, Hubal, and Allah and Did the Meccans Believe in Allah as the Most High?

         Rahmanan (RHMNN) - An Ancient South Arabian Moon God? and Ar-Rahman of the Quran: A Pagan Deity or the God of the Bible?

         On The Bible Borrowing Theories Of The Qur'an [1], LINKS [1], [2], [3], [4]



Hadith & Its Origins

         Are There Any Early Hadiths?

         On The Transmitters Of Isrā'īliyyāt (Judeo-Christian Material)

Hadith Criticism

         On The Nature Of Hadīth Collections Of Imām Bukhārī & Muslim




         Those High Flying Claims [1], [2], [3]


         The Word 'Allah' In The Arabic Bible

         Is Allah The Moon God? Exposing The Deception Of Dr. Morey —> Response by Dr. Morey (off site link)

         Reply To Robert Morey's Moon-God Allah Myth: A Look At The Archaeological Evidence —> Whether Moon-gods Were The High-gods In South Arabian Religions

         Is Hubal the Same as Allah? —> Ba’al, Hubal, and Allah


         Muhammad & Lies [1], [2], [3], [4]

         The Young Marriage of 'Aishah [1], [2]

Deceptive Methods

         Conversion: A Missionary Deception [1], [2]



The Islamic Origins

         King Offa, John Of Damascus, The Arabic Inscription & Manuscript Evidence [1], [2]

The Qur'an and Egypt

         Pharaoh, Haman, Contradictions & The Qur'an [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]

         Joseph, Moses & The Rulers Of Egypt

         The Qur'an and the Pharaoh of Moses

         Crucifixion Or 'Crucifiction' In Ancient Egypt?

         "Dirham" In The Time Of Joseph?


         Ka'bah As A Place Of Worship In The History

         Every Nation Was Sent A Messenger.....

         Orientalism, Misinformation & Islam

         The Facts About Usury: Why Islam Is Against Lending Money At Interest

An indepth newsgroup discussion between Sam Shamoun and MSM Saifullah on what the Qur'an says about the Bible and some other topics on the side:
Katz 4/23, Saifullah 4/27, Shamoun 5/3, Saifullah 5/6, Shamoun 5/9, Saifullah 5/11, Shamoun 5/14, Saifullah 5/17, Shamoun 5/19, Saifullah 5/21, Shamoun 5/27, Saifullah 6/1, Shamoun 6/3, Saifullah 6/4, Shamoun 6/9, Saifullah 6/11a, Saifullah 6/11b, Shamoun 6/13a, Shamoun 6/13b,

The development of the discussion about the claim of "42,000 Qur'an manuscripts and no variants" (S = Dr. MSM Saifullah, K = Mr. J. Katz, L = Mr. Lomax, H = Dr. Christoph Heger):

S: Claim, K: question, S: ridicule and refusal to answer, S: more diversions, K: clarification of the question, K: too much to ask?, S: again the demand K has to prove non-existence, S: promise to get the reference but still to claim that K. has to prove non-existence, K: why the number is unrealistic and the demand illogical, L: comment on the trustworthiness of the source, S (to K): more ridicule about logic, still no evidence, K (to S): explanation of logic, S (to K): some acknowledging, but still..., S (to K): Side tracking, no answer, S (to S): correction, K (to L): bravo, S (to L): non-answer, K (to S on L): why this is not an answer, H: Summarizing the facts - Part 1, H: Summarizing the facts - Part 2,

See also Oving's responses to A Green.

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