If you want to review deep and thorough dives into the New Testament, asking the ‘Historicity’ Question, then here follows a series of online group meetings vis-a-vis EF DAWAH and their guests with the lay and specialists from the Christian community, world-wide.
What is Historicity?
“The historical dimension of human phenomena, or the distinctive sociohistorical circumstances of a specific event or series of events. Theories ignoring this dimension are ahistorical.”Oxford Dictionary
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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“The very first Christians were called… Naserines… by their own testimony. They’re called according to the Qur’an… Nasara…” (See video, below – 0:42:50)
“I was never told that the Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham – peace be on him) and Prophet Ishmael (peace be on him)… I felt like I was lied to.” Continue reading
The purpose for sharing this Youtube video was simply to demonstrate an important point of similarity: the manner of worship retained within the bible mirrors more the Islamic manner of worship than, for instance, the current Christian varieties.
To view how a Muslim prays, check out: Continue reading