Archive for the ‘Islam’ Category

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 […]

Did the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. intend to commit suicide?

Examining the charge that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. desired to commit suicide by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons)    Among the many nefarious attacks that are thrown at the prophet Muhammad s.a.w. none has received so scarce and miniscule a treatment as the serious charge that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. intended to kill himself by jumping […]

Biblical Taqiyyah (Dissimulation)

The Bible teaches and promotes dissimulation by Ibn Anwar BHsc. (Hons), MCollT To accuse Islam of teaching dissimulation(taqiyyah) and its adherents of practising it is one of the most common tactics employed by critics and detractors of Islam in their relentless crusade to demonise the faith. Many Christians gladly hop on the bandwagon peddling the […]

Violent demonstrations as a response to slander against the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.?

Are Muslims permitted to partake in violent actions and demonstrations as a response to insults thrown at the religion or at the image of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons)          First and foremost it should be made clear that we are completely one hundred percent against the vile attempts of some […]

Does Allah repent?

Allah repents? Really? By Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Muslim apologists would sometimes use the argument that the Biblical depiction of God is often anthropomorphic and unbefitting of His Majesty. Therefore the Bible is wrong and theologically inappropriate. One such instance occurs in Genesis 6:6 which reads, “And it repented the LORD that he had […]

Islamic conquests and the Jizya

Were Muslim conquests meant to forcefully convert people to Islam? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons) This has to be the most typical, worn-out contentions put forward against Islam by its detractors (most often by Christian evangelists): that Islam spread across the world through the sword. This pedestrian notion contends that Muslim conquests assaulted innocent neighbouring […]