Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • Was Jesus Crucified?

    This is a question Christians and Muslims often discuss. What is not often discussed is the variety of explanations that Muslim scholars give as to what the verses in the Qur’an mean and what exactly happened to Jesus. Most Christians have no idea that there are so many different explanations, some of which say that Jesus was crucified. Likewise, most Muslims are unaware of these different explanations and have not weighed up personally which one is best. In this article we will survey these explanations and consider what the Qur’an, the Bible, and History actually say.
  • The Cross at the Kaaba

    At the heart of Easter is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the Bible he was sent by God from heaven to save his people from their sins. Astonishingly, a similar story is found in Mecca at the Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam. The Black Stone (Hajre Aswad) is located at its eastern corner. Authentic Islamic traditions report that it was sent by God from paradise. Whoever touches it would have their sins forgiven. This is an amazing illustration of the Christian Gospel message right in what for Muslims is the most sacred place on earth! It deserves closer scrutiny.
  • Light of the World

    Over the last two days the United Nations statistics of people dying from Covid-19 has reached all-time highs globally. But there is also good news: The Jerusalem Post reports that a team of three researchers from Tel Aviv University “have proven the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.” In fact, they “discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light.” The report goes on to acknowledge the well known fact: “Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses.” Their research builds on the proven health benefits of sunlight. Could this age-old natural remedy point us towards supernatural truth? Consider this Messianic prophecy: “the Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in his wings”?
  • How can one man pay for the sins of another?

    Christians teach that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Muslim leaders say even if Jesus did die on the cross it is not possible for him to bear our sin because the Qur'an says, “Every soul earns only to its own account; no soul laden bears the load of another.” (Qur'an, 6:164) But in other places the Qur'an says you can bear the sins of others 16:25, 29:13. What actually does the Qur'an, Hadith, Law of Moses, Prophets, Psalms and the Gospel say about bearings the sins of others?

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