Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • Practical ideas to shine the light during Christmas

    As Christians look forward to celebrating Christ's birth we need to bear in mind five topics pertaining to Christmas that afford a wonderful opportunity to engage our Muslim neighbors in seasoned-with-salt conversation. One topic is the star that caused the eastern wise men to search for the new born King of the Jews. You may ask, "Why did they believe a star indicated the birth of a king?" One clue to answering this is an oracle by a Gentile seer named Balaam as recorded in the Torah (Numbers 24:17). Another clue is the prophet Daniel (Arabic: دانيال, Daniyal) who was chief of the wise men and astrologers in the kingdom of Babylon. Being a devout Jew he probably knew Balaam's prophecy and passed on this knowledge. Five hundred years later, when the star of Bethlehem appeared, some magi (astrologers) from the east concluded that a king was born in Israel.
  • Hug a Muslim?

    Considering the hew and cry we keep hearing about Islamophobia, it is amazing to read how a Christian went up to a Muslim stranger and offered to give him a hug. But what's even more incredible is seeing how he responded!
  • Salah Farah – a modern martyr

    Considering the many resurgent Jihadist Muslim groups around the world who are tarnishing the image of Islam as a "religion of peace", it was no surprise that international media giants were keen to report the story of Salah Farah, a heroic "Muslim" who risked his life shielding Christians from Al Shabab terrorists. But will these broadcasters (CNN, BBC & Al Jazeera) correct the mis-impression they gave their viewers by telling the real story behind the story, as they like to pride themselves for doing? Will they tell the real story now that overwhelming evidence has come to light showing why Salah was so brave?
  • Slavery in Islam & Its Historical Roots

    The only narrative we have heard in our schools about slavery concerns the 'Atlantic Slave trade', reminding us of the millions who were taken by force, over a period of 400 years, from Western Africa to the Americas (North and South America), to work against their will, and whose progeny number in the millions today. There is, however, another side to the story that is rarely told.

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