Teachings about Jesus in the Quran and Hadiths

Witnessing to Muslims
Why is it important to know what the Quran teaches about Jesus? There is a tremendous amount of material in its teaching about Jesus that could assist Christians to witness effectively to Muslims. The only two negative aspects of this teaching are the two denials of his deity and resurrection. The rest is all positive and much vital Biblical teaching about Jesus is repeated in the quran. The virgin-birth, sinlessness, ascension and second coming of Jesus are all mentioned in the book and are basic Islamic doctrines There are other teachings which, together with a series of very meaningful titles given to Jesus, make the final image of the man far superior to the dogma that he was nothing more than a prophet. Even a cursory analysis of the whole…
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Booklet – Kurban yang Agung (Indonesian)

Witnessing to Muslims
Tentang buku ini Buku ini menyentuh topik-topik yang mirip di kalangan Islam dan Kristen. Buku ini mengacu pada Al-Quran dan Alkitab untuk memberikan perspektif yang lebih luas mengenai topik-topik tersebut dan mengajarkan kita bagaimana kita bisa lebih dekat dengan Allah. Tujuan buku ini adalah untuk mendorong kaum Muslim dan Kristen untuk berdialog bersama dan memperkuat pemahaman di antara kedua agama ini. 1. Ibrahim Sahabat Allah Ibrahim adalah seorang Nabi besar dan dianggap oleh umat Islam dan Kristen sebagai nenek moyang agama mereka. Ibrahim memiliki hubungan yang benar dengan Allah dan bahkan disebut sebagai sahabat Allah di dalam Al-Quran dan Alkitab. Di dalam Al-Quran, kita membaca, “Dan siapakah yang lebih baik agamanya dari pada orang yang ikhlas menyerahkan dirinya kepada Allah, sedang diapun mengerjakan kebaikan, dan ia mengikuti agama Ibrahim yang…
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Booklet – The Qurban (Sacrifice)

Witnessing to Muslims
About this booklet This booklet touches on topics that are common to Islam and Christianity. It draws on the Quran, Taurat, Zabor and Injil for a wider perspective on the topics and explains what Muslims and Christians believe. The purpose of the booklet is to foster better understanding and encourage dialog between Muslims and Christians on topics that are common to both religions. 1. Abraham Friend of God Abraham was a great prophet and regarded by both Muslims and Christians as their spiritual ancestor.  Abraham had a right relationship with God and was even called friend of God in both the Quran and the Bible. In the Quran we read, “Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does good, and follows the…
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Compulsion in religion

Compulsion in religion

Practices of Islam
Persecution of non-believers seems to be prescribed to pressure them to convert. Surah 9:29. Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya (special tax) with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Sahih Muslim Book 1, Number 0032: Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: Allah’s Apostle (peace_be_upon_him) said: I have been commanded that I should fight against people till they declare that there is no god but Allah, and when they profess it that there is no god but Allah, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by…
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Revenge in Islam

Practices of Islam
Although the Quran encourages you to forgive your enemies, it is all right to execute revenge. 016.126PICKTHAL: If ye punish, then punish with the like of that wherewith ye were afflicted. But if ye endure patiently, verily it is better for the patient. 002.194PICKTHAL: The forbidden month for the forbidden month, and forbidden things in retaliation. And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you. Observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is with those who ward off (evil). The Bible teaches very different with regards to revenge. We are to leave justice to the courts of law and to God. Personal revenge is strictly not allowed. (Lev 19:18 NIV)  “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people,…
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Forbidden foods (Haram)

Forbidden foods (Haram)

Practices of Islam
A Muslim considers such food “haram” (or prohibited). Anything else is “halal” (or permitted). Surah 5:3. Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah. That which hath been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by being gored to death; that which hath been (partly) eaten by a wild animal; unless ye are able to slaughter it (in due form); that which is sacrificed on stone (altars); (forbidden) also is the division (of meat) by raffling with arrows: that is impiety….  But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, Allah is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful. We can point out to our…
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Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Practices of Islam
Pilgrims from all parts of the world converge on Mecca. In recent years this has amounted to far more than 1.5 million people annually. Conversation pointer: Have you or your family members gone to Hajj? Do you plan to go the Hajj? What does the Hajj accomplish? Is it true that Islam allows a person to perform the Hajj on behalf of someone else? Hajj cannot be accomplished by most people Every Muslim is obliged to do it. Yet this requirement cannot be met due to the constraints of Mecca. Hajj by proxy Muslims cannot understand why Christians believe that Jesus died to pay for the penalty of our sins. According to them, salvation is a personal effort. There is nothing another person can do to result in our salvation.…
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Giving (Zakat)

Practices of Islam
Giving or zakat is one of the pillars of Islam. It is founded upon this vers​e in the Quran. Surah 2:83. And remember We took a covenant from the Children of Israel (to this effect): Worship none but Allah. treat with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast in prayer; and practice regular charity. Then did ye turn back, except a few among you, and ye backslide (even now). Dialog: Christians can share with their Muslim friends that giving is also prescribed in the Bible. Leviticus 27:30 (NIV) “‘A tithe (i.e. tenth) of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.
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