Posts Tagged ‘qur’an’

Someone recently brought to my attention that a religious organization called the Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (ostensibly a Christian organization) has published and is heavily promoting a small group study titled “My Neighbor is Muslim.” The study guide purports to help Lutherans understand their Muslim neighbors so as to build bridges with them, clear […]

It is no secret that an irrefutable link exists between lung cancer and cigarette smoking. Empirical studies supporting the link were published beginning 50 years ago. In 1964 the Surgeon General of the United States wrote a report about the dangers of cigarette smoking, and in 1965 Congress passed a law requiring every pack of […]

by Clare Lopez, from The Arabic word Taqiyya means “deceit” or “dissimulation.” Unlike the Christian or Jewish religions, Islam not only permits its believers to lie but actually commands it in some circumstances. For the most part, Muslims are not supposed to lie to one another; but, exceptions are made for smoothing over differences […]

Earlier this year the Muslims Student Association at Cal Poly Pomona had a local imam from the Islamic Society of Corona-Norco address the student body on the Islamic view of Jesus as a prophet. The event was originally scheduled as a debate between the Imam and Sam Shamoun, but the debate was scrapped when the […]

It almost seems like every time I go to a new event involving Islam, a new English translation of the Qur’an has been produced. Only a few years back the favored English translation was that of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, published first in 1937 and revised numerous times over the years.

When I first heard about this, my initial thought was, “This cannot be serious. Surely it must be a cruel and insensitive joke.” But then I read the story at The Christian Post, and verified it by going to the website of the so-called “church.” To my horror, they are serious. I cannot begin to […]