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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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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

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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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Evidence That Islamย Teaches That There Wasย Textual Corruption of The Christian and Jewish Scriptures โ€” Blogging Theology

“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 Qurโ€™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 (Iโ€™m not sure if they are referring to the Protestant or Catholic version or both. I guess it depends on withย [โ€ฆ]

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June 2, 2019 · 6:35 am

Paul Williams on the Early Jewish-Christians

In the video HEREย  An Introduction to the extraordinary similarity between early Jewish-Christianity and what Islam teaches is discussed… 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, hereโ€™s the video: and God knowsย best!

via Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad โ€” 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

โ€œChristian apologists in response to this weakening of their scripture, are now attempting to weaken the stature of the Qurโ€™anโ€™s preservation. Muslims for centuries, since the Qurโ€™anโ€™s revelation have held strongly to the belief that it is God who would guard the transmission and preservation of the Qurโ€™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 Qurโ€™an, so that we may establish that the dismal state of the New Testament manuscript record is on par with the Qurโ€™anโ€™s.

Unbeknownst to them, Muslims have been practising stringent critical studies of the Qurโ€™anโ€™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 โ€˜Uloom al Qurโ€™an (the sciences of the Qurโ€™an). One such field within โ€˜Uloom al Qurโ€™an is โ€˜Ilm al Rasm al Mushaf, or the Science of the Writing of the Copies of the Qurโ€™an…โ€

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 Jayโ€™s dishonesty.
  3. Do you have Danโ€™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 donโ€™t think it will.
  7. Why did itโ€ฆ

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