Archive for May 2010

String Theory in Quran

“By heaven furnished with paths;” (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 7) The Arabic word “alhubuki,” translated as “furnished with paths” in verse 7 of Surat adh-Dhariyat, comes from the verb “hubeke,” meaning “to weave closely, to knit, to bind together.” The use of this word in the verse is particularly wise and represents the current state of scientific […]

Impassible Suffering Of God; The Theological Arguments After The Counsel of Nicaea

Few periods in the history of Christian thought have received more scholarly attention than the christological debates of the fifth century. In fact, so much interpretive energy has been spent on these controversies that many textbooks report confidently that all relevant questions about the debates have been answered.(1) The controversy, the textbooks imply, was about […]

Jesus (pbuh) in Extra-Biblical Materials

In the early Church, Christians identified Jesus as Christ. Now, in the modern Church, many consider themselves believers in the Christ of faith (as developed by the teachings of the Church) without believing in the identity of that Christ as the actual, historical person of Jesus. But this distinction between the Christ of faith and […]

The Figure of Jesus in Popular Islam

THE FIGURE OF JESUS IN POPULAR ISLAM “I have an axe to grind,” said Tarif Khalidi, professor and fellow of the faculty of Oriental Studies at Cambridge University. Speaking at a June 9 panel on religion during ADC’s 18th National Convention, Khalidi addressed the topic of Jesus in the Islamic tradition, which he considers “an […]

How to Convert to Islam and Become a Muslim

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others. If anyone has a real desire […]

Jesus in Islam

The Islamic view of Jesus lies between two extremes. The Jews, who rejected Jesus as a prophet, called him an imposter, while the Christians, on the other hand, considered him to be the son of God and worship him as such. Islam considers Jesus to be one of the greatest and most forbearing of prophets, […]

The Jewishness of Jesus

THE FACT THAT JESUS was a Jew has not gone unrecognized. Libraries and bookstores are replete with volumes bearing such titles as Jesus the Jew, The Galilean Jewishness of Jesus, Jesus and the World of Judaism, The Religion of Jesus the Jew, Jesus in His Jewish Context, The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus, and three volumes […]

Jesus Barabbas and Jesus the Nazorean

Before the attested crucifixion of Jesus, the Roman governor Pilate gave the Jewish people a choice between releasing two characters, the first one was Barabbas, and the second was Jesus who is called the Messiah or the king of Jews. However, early Greece manuscripts of the Matthew Gospel mention the first name of Barabbas; the […]

The Issue of Mary’s Perpetual Virginity

For Jesus to be sinless, Mary had to be a virgin and born without a father.  This would give Jesus a pure vessel. However, the bible points to many of the brothers and sisters Jesus had.  The History Channels deals with the issue of immaculate conception.

Hajar and Keturah in the Jewish Tradition

The following is taken from the “Jewish Women’s Archive”…my notes will be added in capital letters to further emphasis some points. Keturah was one of Abraham’s wives. The Rabbis describe her as a woman of virtue and for that she was worthy of being joined to that righteous one [Abraham]. The Torah mentions this marriage in […]