Archive for the ‘Islam’ Category

Is the Qur’an indeed in Arabic or is it a mixture of multiple languages?

Foreign Vocabulary in the Qur’an by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT In recent times, works such as Christoph Luxenberg’s Die syro-aramaische Lesart des Koran: Ein Beitrag zur Entschlusselung der Koransprache (The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran: A Contribution to the Decoding of the Language of the Koran) have have emerged that Christian missionaries feel pummels […]

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. and Revelation

Prophet Muhammad’s Reception of Revelation by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT According to Islamic records, whenever the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. received revelation, except when he dreams it or when the Angel Gabriel comes to him in the form of a man, he would be left with signs of physical discomfort or experience tremendous physical difficulty. […]

Islamic State (Dar al-Islam)

What is an Islamic State? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT The term Islamic State may be variously translated as ‘dar al-Islam’, ‘bilad al-islam’ or ‘dawla islamiyyah’ in Arabic or juristic (fiqhi) terminology. Many Muslims today believe that in order for a territory to be counted as an Islamic State, one of its essential features […]

Christian scholars have begun to accept Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

Was Muhammad s.a.w. a true Prophet of God? Find out what some major Christian academics and scholars have said in answer to this question. By Ibn Anwar BHsc (Hons), MCollT Many articles have been written, produced and promoted to show the many good words of past and present scholars and lay persons of the non-Muslim […]

The substitutionary hypothesis is not an obligatory article of faith in Sunni Islam

Sunni Muslims are not obliged to believe that Jesus’ alleged crucifixion was vicariously experienced by another through some odd divine ruse by Ibn Anwar BHsc (Hons), MCollT   Traditionally, many exegetes of the Qur’an have maintained the substitutionary hypothesis, i.e., Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion and death was experienced by another person that bore Jesus’ semblance. It […]

Is ‘Isa a fake name of Jesus invented by Islam?

Refuting the falsehood that ‘Isa is not the real name of Jesus by Ibn Anwar, BHSc (Hons.), MCollT      In my rather long experience in engaging with Christians, they have often questioned the validity of identifying Jesus with the Qur’anic name that is given to him: ‘Isa (عيسى). They would argue that Arab Christians […]

Bringing world renowned scholar Assoc. Prof. Dr. Reza Aslan down to size

When the lion bit more than he could chew by Ibn Anwar BHsc (Hons) I once had the greatest admiration and respect for Assoc. Prof. Dr. Reza Aslan (the latter means lion in Persian) for his academic prowess and courage to publicly challenge the presumptions of the likes of Sam Harris and Robert Spencer. I […]