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Paul Williams on the Early Jewish-Christians

4. An Introduction to the extraordinary similarity between early Jewish-Christianity and what Islam teaches… The original teaching that connects us to Allah, Most HIgh, is brought back in Islam.

A Paul (Bilal) Williams medley begins:

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Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad

A very good overview of the New Testament and its historicity in simple terms, mashaAllah:

I recently did a quick 15 minute introduction to the New Testament that seems to have benefited quite a few folks, here’s the video: and God knows best!

via Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad — Calling Christians

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When St Paul became a Verb

To ‘St Paul’ something is now ‘a thing’ it seems. Continue reading

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The Early Jerusalem Chruch was more Islamic than Christian

In this video, Mustafa Aykol talks about his book, ‘The Islamic Jesus’, where – amongst other things – he tracks the movement of the Early Jewish-Christian community. This is a must read for anyone interested in a scholarly account of the supposed ‘paradox’ in the (not-so?) surprising affinity from two divergent traditions: a) the up-to-date, historical analysis of that community and b) the normative Islamic presentation of early ‘Jewish-Christianity’, which it calls ‘Islam’ (literally translated as ‘The Revealed Way to Submit to only ALLAH [God]’).

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Three Christian Objections and Muslim Responses: History

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Release: A Critical Analysis of Jay Smith’s Mistakes About the Qur’an

“Christian apologists in response to this weakening of their scripture, are now attempting to weaken the stature of the Qur’an’s preservation. Muslims for centuries, since the Qur’an’s revelation have held strongly to the belief that it is God who would guard the transmission and preservation of the Qur’an as is mentioned explicitly in Surah 15, Verse 9…

Christian apologists have challenged the Muslim world to apply their methodology of Textual Criticism to the Qur’an, so that we may establish that the dismal state of the New Testament manuscript record is on par with the Qur’an’s.

Unbeknownst to them, Muslims have been practising stringent critical studies of the Qur’an’s manuscript tradition since its revelation. For centuries before the development of New Testament Textual Criticism as it is known today, Muslims have been utilising the science of ‘Uloom al Qur’an (the sciences of the Qur’an). One such field within ‘Uloom al Qur’an is ‘Ilm al Rasm al Mushaf, or the Science of the Writing of the Copies of the Qur’an…”

You’ve got to read this!

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Alhamdulillah, the paper is complete and can now both be viewed, and downloaded via Scribd:

Question and Answer:

  1. Did you write this all by yourself?Yes, I did. However along the way I had several brothers read it, authenticate my arguments, proof read it, criticise it, give suggestions, validate quotes, etc. This included Br. Waqar Cheema and Br. Ahmed Shaker.
  2. Were you asked to do this refutation?No, I was not asked to do this. I decided to do it after watching the debate and being annoyed at Jay’s dishonesty.
  3. Do you have Dan’s unpublished thesis?Yes, I do.
  4. Were you paid to produce this work?I was not paid for this work.
  5. How many words is this paper?The paper has 23, 908 words. It consists of 53 pages.
  6. Are you going to charge a fee for the paper?No, that has not crossed my mind and I don’t think it will.
  7. Why did it…

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The Post-Revelatory Age and its Discontents…

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1. The End of the Revelatory Age

There is an account that tells us how the Companions of the Prophet (s), Abu Bakr and Umar (r), visited a woman who was crying after the Prophet (s) had died.  After trying to console her by saying the Prophet (s) was in the better place in the Afterlife than this worldly life, she explained that with his death, that sublime link to God that our Prophet (s) was graced with (vis-a-vis revelation – a portal of communication from the divine) – had now ceased – forever – in our mortal life-times. On hearing this, both Abu Bakr and Umar (r), realising the significance of her words, joined her in a flood of tears.1

But wait! When we hear of this account, we believe we too understand the significance of her words. We assume – ‘Yes I got it! I understand. This account is simply relaying how where once God spoke to the Prophet and thereby to the Companions of the Prophet, at the time – and so indirectly to us… well, now, that is no longer the case.’

Hmm…

Yes? No? This explanation actually adds nothing to the sheer magnitude of what had just happened. Think for a moment… Continue reading

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