Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • 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”?
  • Christmas at the Kaaba

    At the heart of Christmas is the birth of 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.
  • Following the Star

    Have you ever wondered what was so special about the star that inspired the wise men (magi) to set out on a long journey in search of a newborn King? Several clues help us understand what motivated them. Muslims will be fascinated to discover that two of these clues involve Gentiles from regions east of Israel, which today are Islamic countries (Torah, Numbers 24:15-17; & Injil, Matthew 2:1-11) Also, Nabi Danyal (Daniel) grew up in Babylon, modern day Iraq/Iran where he presided over the council of wise men and astrologers under King Nebuchadnezzar. As a devote Jew, he would have known Balaam's prophecy about a star/scepter arising out of Israel and probably informed those under his leadership. Balaam's intriguing oracle of a royal star-sign became much clearer many years later when magi/astrologers from the east took the long journey following the special star to Bethlehem as recorded in the Injil (Luke 2:1-11).

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