“In our new animated historical documentary we will talk about the rivalry between the Catholic and Orthodox churches in the Middle Ages and how it shaped the history of Christianity and the whole world leading to the events of the Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople.” (SOURCE)
The Normans in England:
1066 to 1485 CE
This diagram comes from a book about ‘The Normans’. Though it’s for kids, the consultants for the book included Professor of History, J.C. Holt, from the University of Reading. In this section it talks about Norman dress for the ladies. It explains about the ‘wimple’ – which, in my opinion, is basically hijab that would be worn as part of ‘being modest’.
The question, “‘WAS JESUS A MUSLIM?’ [is] not a fair question” according to Yusuf Estes.
Bassam Zawadi said on fb @24.12.19:
“William Lane Craig said:
“I am not saying that where there’s a lack of information you can make a leap of faith. Believing on the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit is a rational decision – it is not a leap of faith. We have another source of warrant for our Christian beliefs that makes that belief rational. So I’m not advocating a leap of faith. Now, I disagree heartily with this nonchalant stance of the Christian apologist who says, 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲. It seems to me that the Scriptures would say you would never be justified in taking such a step. Never would you be justified in renouncing Christ and outraging the Holy Spirit of grace that is within you by committing apostasy.”
This is a very insightful programme on a number of fronts. A must watch, I’d say.
Professor Venessa Toulmin is a cultural historian. In this video she makes an interesting observation about a correlation between ‘respectable’ forms of ettiquette in Edwardian midlands and its similarity to the Muslim practice of Hijab both united in upholding a conservative, traditional and I would add a ‘normative’ notion of modesty in the Abrahamic part of the world.
This has been evidenced by rare footage, that is practically lost to/lost on contemporary popular culture and its populace, whose direction is being led by market interests.
Historian Dr Paula Fredriksen argues that the New Testament texts have often been read as antagonistic to Jews and Judaism due to the long history of Christian anti-Judaism. Paul too has been misread. Her conviction is that the Paul of history stands entirely within Judaism. Fredriksen makes the following insightful observations about Paul’s exalted Christology…
via A new work on Paul’s understanding of Jesus within Judaism draws some surprising conclusions — Blogging Theology
His mouth is full of sweetness; he is Muhammad in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, he is my beloved, my friend…
When dealing with the fact that a Bible passage in the Song of Songs or Shir haShirim 5:16 שיר השירים ה:טז in Hebrew where the word “Machamadim” מַחֲמַדִּים is clearly shown, Christian apologists like James White in his debate with Br. Zakir Hussain titled “Is Muhammed Prophesied in the Bible?” typically respond that it cannot refer to Prophet Muhammad (p) based on the following arguments:
- The context of the whole Song of Solomon is about human love or human sexual desire.
- The word is in adjective form and can be found in other places in the Bible.
- The word is in plural form.
White even boldly claims that this is the weakest argument the Muslims have on finding prophet Muhammad in the Bible.
Let us have a closer look and see if this argument is valid.
Human sexual desire or God’s beloved man?
To address his first argument, nowhere does Jewish and…
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“One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today…
“…There seems to be a misconception amongst Christians. They think that Islam teaches that there once was an original Bible and then the Bible got corrupted. This is not what Islam teaches…
Conclusion: “…After appealing to the Qur’an, authentic traditions of the Prophet, his companions, early Muslims and greatest Muslim scholars we come to the conclusion that Islam does endorse directly and indirectly the textual corruption of the Torah and Gospel. There is no other source of religious Islamic authority one can go to. The issue is clear and Christian missionaries who are sincere and are truth seekers should stop using these out dated kind of arguments.”
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by Bassam Zawadi One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today (I’m not sure if they are referring to the Protestant or Catholic version or both. I guess it depends on with […]
via Evidence That Islam Teaches That There Was Textual Corruption of The Christian and Jewish Scriptures — Blogging Theology
UPDATED (11/05/19): The original video by Paul Bilal Williams (which used to be located HERE) raised some important points. In the part that I think was especially meaningful to me was when he talked about how Western Christians have themselves become secularised. I just wanted to extend this point to a different conclusion.