Archive for the ‘Qur’an and Hadith’ Category

Christian scholar and apologists say the Qur’an has been preserved

The Qur’an has been well preserved says conservative Christian scholar by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT   Dr. Norman Geisler, who is a highly respected Christian evangelist and notable systematic theologian known for his sought after works in apologetics, says that the Qur’an that Muslims have today has been reliably preserved:   “The fact that […]

Memorisation preserved the Qur’an

Memorisation as the primary mode of Qur’anic preservation by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Muslims throughout the ages have long insisted that the preservation of their holy book is unlike any other — through the memory of its believers and reciters. Whereas other historical books were retained through the passage of time in writing, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]