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Understanding islam and the quran

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Understanding islam and the quran

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Understanding islam and the quran

  1. 1. The Challenge of Islam by Dr. Peter Hammond
  2. 2. The Challenge of Islam by Dr. Peter Hammond
  3. 3. Points of Agreement and Contradiction Christians and Muslim Agree that: T God created the world and all that is in it, as well as heaven and hell. T God is all-powerful. He knows everything and He is everywhere – all the time.
  4. 4. God revealed His will to mankind through certain prophets.
  5. 5. T God has given us laws which should govern our lives and prevent us from doing wrong. T God will judge all people. Some will be permitted to go to heaven, while all others are doomed to hell. T Muslims also are allies of Christians in opposing evolution, atheism, pornography, gambling and abortion.
  6. 6. But Islam Contradicts the Bible by Saying that: FJesus was no more than a prophet. He was not the Son of God (S.5:78). FJesus was a good man, but was certainly not divine (S.5:19). FGod is not a Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) (S.4:171; 5:75-78, 119). FJesus did not die on the cross for sinners (S.4:157) FThere is no atonement or reconciliation of the sinner to God by means of the sacrifice of Jesus or any other substitutionary sacrifice (S. 22:36+37).
  7. 7. The Qur’an Contradicts the Bible Much of the Qur’an is made up of Bible stories. However, they are often distorted and misunderstood. For example: FNoah had only one son – and he drowned in the flood (S.11:42-43). (Cf. Gen. 6 & 7).
  8. 8. The father of Abraham in the Qur’an, was Azar (S.6:74). (Cf. Gen. 11:31)
  9. 9. Moses in the Qur’an, adopted by Pharaoh’s wife (S.28:89). (Cf. Exod. 1:5-10).
  10. 10. F Pharaoh told Haman to build ‘a lofty tower’ so that he ‘may go up to the God of Moses’. This is obviously referring to the Tower of Babel (S.28:38). (Cf. Gen. 10:32)
  11. 11. The Qur’an teaches that Mary the mother of our Lord Jesus, was the sister of Aaron and the daughter of Imran (S.19:17-28)!
  12. 12. Faith and Practice of Islam The Five Fundamentals Muslims must believe in: 1. One God, Allah.
  13. 13. 2. The existence of angels
  14. 14. 3. All revealed Books. These are named to be: — The Taurat (the 5 books of Moses or perhaps the whole of the Old Testament.) — The Zabur (the Psalms of David). — The Injil (the Gospel or the New Testament). — The Qur’an.
  15. 15. 4. The Prophets sent by God. Muslims believe that 124 000 have been sent to all nations, but only a few are mentioned by name. Among these are: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus and Muhammad.
  16. 16. 5. Life After Death which includes a fatalistic Predestination and the coming Last Day of Judgement which will determine whether a Muslim reaches paradise or hell.
  17. 17. The Six Pillars of Islam 1.The open confession of faith (“Shahãda”).
  18. 18. 2. The five daily prayers (“Salat” [pronounce “Salãh”]).
  19. 19. 3. The keeping of the fast during the full month of Ramadan (“Sawn”). But Muslims are allowed to eat and drink from sunset to sunrise.
  20. 20. 4. The giving of alms (“Zakãt’” [pronounced: “Zakah”]).
  21. 21. 5. The Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, provided one has the means for that (“Hajj”).
  22. 22. 6. Holy War (Jihad).
  23. 23. What the Qur’an teaches about Jesus: —He was born of a virgin (S.19:20) —He was holy and faultless (S.19:19) —He is the Messiah (S.4:171) —He is the Word of God (!) (S.4:171) —He is a spirit from God (S.4:171) —He created life (S.5:113) —He healed the sick (S.5:113) —He raised the dead (S.5:113) —He came with clear signs (S.43:63) —He is a sign to all mankind (S.19:21; 21:91) —He is illustrious in this world and the hereafter (S.3:45) —He was raised to heaven (where he still is (S.4:158) —He will come back for judgement (S.43:61)
  24. 24. “All nations will come and worship before You …” Revelation 15:4
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