Archive for the ‘Islam’ Category

The Bible demands that a rape victim marries her rapist for life

Does Deuteronomy 22:28-29 teach that a female rape victim gets married to her rapist? By Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons.)     The short and simple answer to the above question is yes. A lot of Christians however, would have us believe that the verses at hand have nothing to do with a raped victim and that […]

What does “yawm” (يوم) mean in the Qur’an?

Does yawm(plural ayyam)refer only to a 24-hour period due to the rotation of the earth? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons.) One would often hear criticism levelled against the Qur’an by the “scientific” skeptical community alongside Christians working together as detractors of Islam that the Qur’an is unscientific in its description of the creation of the […]

Did the Egyptians use crucifixion?

Does the Qur’an commit an anachronism when it says there was ‘crucifixion’ in the Egyptian civilisation? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc. (Hons.), MCollT Today I had a dialogue with a Christian that goes by the name ‘kevangreen’ on Paltalk who was recycling a common objection raised against the Qur’an by Christian missionaries namely that it says that […]

Does the Qur’an misrepresent the Trinity?

Does the Qur’an reject the Trinity? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT One of the common objections levelled against the Qur’an is that it misrepresents the doctrine of the Trinity, hence facilitating the way for the Christian polemic that the Qur’an in no way admonishes Christians for their Trinitarian doctrine. There are three verses that […]

“Mary, the sister of Aaron”

Does the Qur’an commit an anachronism by saying that Mary is the sister of Aaron? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons) The Qur’anic verse in question is from Surah Maryam(19), verse 28: يٰأُخْتَ هَارُونَ مَا كَانَ أَبُوكِ ٱمْرَأَ سَوْءٍ وَمَا كَانَتْ أُمُّكِ بَغِيّاً “O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man, nor was […]

Does Allah pray? If yes then who does He pray to?

Refuting the nonsense that Allah prays for Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons)     A couple of days ago I was chatting with some Christians who brought up this issue. One of them was arguing that Allah worships or prays on or for Muhammad s.a.w. according to the Qur’an. This contention was popularised […]

Life after Death: The Islamic Perspective

Life after death: The Islamic perspective by Ibn Anwar Death comes to us all. If there is one fact that no human being in human history can deny is that every man since the dawn of creation is absolutely subject to death. The Holy Qur’an emphatically reminds us of this inescapable truth in Surah al-Ankabut(29), […]