Category archives for Christianity

Islamic theology starts with Deism: Why all Christians and atheists should be Muslims?

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD Deism (pronounced /ˈdiːɪzəm/, us dict: dē′·ĭzm) is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. President Thomas Jefferson, Thomas […]

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity

This is a very useful book by Walter Bauer originally written in German and translated in English in 1970s. It clarifies the Catholic Church’s propaganda about the early history of Christianity. Some reviews The Reception of Walter Bauer’s “Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity” during the Last Decade Daniel J. Harrington The Harvard Theological Review […]

The Gospel of Mark: in Search of an Ending!

When believing Christians look at any information with the assumption that Jesus died for their sins on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, then regardless of the information, they bend it to their ends, as they are looking through the colored lenses of their biases and preconceived ideas. However, if […]

Shroud of Turin: Let the discussions begin

This article starts with a chapter of a book ‘Deliverance from the Cross’ by Sir Zafrulla Khan. It also includes the article on this topic from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and much more. If the Catholic Church believes that it is not the real thing then why hang on to it so fiercely, let the […]

Spanish Inquisitions

This is a Wikipedia article and reproduced here to ensure longevity of its contents The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was a tribunal established in 1480 by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I […]

The Holy Quran and the Holy Bible

The Bible is not a comprehensive book.  It does not even contain some of the very basic words in Christianity.  For example on a quick research on a Bible website, I noted that the words, the Bible, Trinity, Original sin, Christianity or Limbo do not exist in the text.[1] It does not contain the word ‘Bible’ […]

Celibacy or Islamic teaching of Chastity: that is the question?

The Holy Quran states: “Then We caused Our Messengers to follow in their footsteps; and We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow them, and We gave him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who accepted him compassion and mercy. But monasticism which they invented for themselves — We did not […]

Marriage melt down: a fatherless America

In a personal communication with an Obstetrician, I found that majority of the children in many counties of USA are now born out of wedlock! The fundamental question we must ask ourselves at the beginning of the century is this: What is the purpose of marriage? Is it — given the game-changing realities of birth […]

The New Testament: How was it compiled?

With 1.5 to 2 billion fellow humans professing to be Christians, this subject is deserving of our special attention. President George W. Bush shocked some evangelical Christians, towards the end of his Presidency by suggesting that the Bible is not ‘literally true.’ At one time in history, majority of the Christians were literalist and took […]

The Bible: History, Strength and Weaknesses!

Modern scholarship is confirming every thing that the Holy Quran said about the Bible 1400 years ago. This is a collection of more than 20 articles and several video clips. Let me lay down a few quick facts about the Bible in the very beginning.  The Sheperd of Hemas was part of the canon for centuries […]

Bar-Hebraeus and Nature of Jesus

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: Motivated toward scholarly pursuits by his father, a Jewish convert to Christianity, Bar Hebraeus emigrated to Antioch (now Antakya, Turkey) and at the age of 17 became a hermit. He was made a bishop at 20 and an archbishop at 26, and by 1264 he was assistant patriarch (chief prelate) of […]

Allopathic Medicine’s long struggle with the Bible

In Matt. 17 Jesus, on whom be peace, gives recipe for casting out the demons: When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water. I […]

Polygamy in the Holy Qur’an

This is an article by Dr. Khaula Rehman published in spring 2010 volume of Muslim Sunrise.   King Henry the VIII and his six wives A picture is worth a thousand words, let me introduce King Henry the VIII to soften the righteous indignation of those who have only been told about the permission of polygamy in […]

The Gospel According to Thomas

To high light the importance of this gospel some scholars have labeled it as the fifth Gospel. The manuscript of the Coptic text, of the Gospel of Thomas was found in 1945, at Nag Hammadi. It was first published in a photographic edition in 1956. Three years later, in 1959, this was followed by the […]

The Gospel of Matthew: the most Jewish gospel

It is one of the four canonical Gospels and is perhaps the most Jewish of all the Gospels with maximum stress on following the Jewish Law. It was written around 80 AD about ten years after the Gospel of Mark. According to Encyclopedia Britannica: “It has traditionally been attributed to Matthew, one of the 12 […]

If Jesus did not die upon the cross: A study in evidence

This is a small booklet with a very descriptive title, written by an Australian Judge, Ernest Brougham Docker, in 1920. He became a judge of the District Court and chairman of Quarter Sessions for the north-western district in 1881. He retired in 1918 after the passage of the Judges Retirement Act. He examines the limitations […]

How to be Free from Sin?

The recipe is not some supernatural phenomenon, which cannot be be observed or demonstrated. The panacea is genuine repentance with honest intention not to repeat the mistake or the sin. Firstly, I will introduce two small booklets by the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani. Secondly, I will show the […]

Molecular Biology: A Checkmate to Creationism

The apparent conflict between religion and science is often due to the desire of theists to uphold the details of Genesis and dogmas of ‘Original Sin’ and divinity of Jesus Christ. If the theists swap their Bible for the Quran, these controversies will disappear in thin air. The part of theory of Evolution, that all […]

Violence in the Bible and Jihad in the Quran

This article was originally published in the Muslim Sunrise, in September of 2011. Muslim Sunrise is the oldest Muslim publication of North America. By Khaula Rehman MD Many Christians and Jews, perhaps unconsciously, consider the Quran standing in absolute contrast to the scriptures they themselves cherish. In the minds of ordinary Christians – and Jews […]

Christianity: Should it evolve into Islam?

Prologue: Every Christian and Muslim, who is knowledgeable about commentary or exegesis of the scriptures, knows that verses cannot be interpreted in isolation and are understood in the context of their neighboring verses and ultimately in the context of the whole of the scripture. This poses a very special problem for the Bible, if all […]

The concept of Trinity has no legs to stand on

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq, the first Muslim missionary to USA in 1920s, in his early days in USA, to initiate his missionary work, went into a store and bought three pencils and chose to pay for the price of only one pencil. When the shop keeper protested and asked for further payment, Sadiq retorted, you do […]

Where is the Injil, is it the Q document or ‘Q?’

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times The word Injil occurs several times in the Quran (3:4, 3:49, 3:66, 5:47, 5:67, 5:69, 5:111; 7:158; 9:111; 48:30; 57:28) and refers to the revelation to Isa (Jesus). Muslims believe that Injil was the Gospel given to Jesus, may peace be on […]

Apostles did not have the New Testament: What did they believe in?

What did the apostles of Jesus, may peace be on him, read or believe in? Most believing Christians have never paused to think about this fundamental question! If they begin to think and read about it they are guranteed to have a rude awakening. None of them ever set their eyes on the New Testament […]