Archive for the ‘Qur’an and Hadith’ Category

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 […]

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 […]