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Ye Olde British Value of Hijab

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’.

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“WAS JESUS A MUSLIM?” is not a fair question

The question, “‘WAS JESUS A MUSLIM?’ [is] not a fair question” according to Yusuf Estes.

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Evidence and Proof of Christianity?

Bassam Zawadi said on fb @24.12.19:

“William Lane Craig said:

โ€œI 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 โ€“ 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, ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง ๐š๐ ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ. 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.โ€

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My Week as a Muslim – documentary

This is a very insightful programme on a number of fronts. A must watch, I’d say.

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English Girls Wearing ‘Hijab’ 100 Years Ago

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.

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A new work on Paulโ€™s understanding of Jesus within Judaism draws some surprising conclusions โ€” Blogging Theology

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 Paulโ€™s exaltedย Christologyโ€ฆ

via A new work on Paulโ€™s understanding of Jesus within Judaism draws some surprising conclusions โ€” Blogging Theology

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November 13, 2019 · 8:19 pm

Song of Songs 5:16 prophesied Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) by name

His mouth is full of sweetness; he is Muhammad in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, he is my beloved, my friend…

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When dealingย with the fact that a Bible passage in the Song of Songs or Shir haShirim 5:16 ืฉื™ืจ ื”ืฉื™ืจื™ื ย ื”:ื˜ื– in Hebrew whereย the wordย โ€œMachamadimโ€ย ืžึทื—ึฒืžึทื“ึดึผื™ืย is clearly shown, Christian apologists like James White in his debate with Br. Zakir Hussain titledย โ€œIs Muhammed Prophesied in the Bible?โ€ย typically respond that it cannot refer to Prophet Muhammad (p)ย based on the following arguments:

  1. The context of the whole Song of Solomon is aboutย human loveย orย ย humanย sexual desire.
  2. The word is in adjective form and can be found in other places in the Bible.
  3. 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 argumentย is valid.

Human sexual desire or Godโ€™s beloved man?

To address his first argument, nowhere does Jewish andโ€ฆ

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