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Referring to the followers of Mohammed and the religion founded in 622 AD by Mohammed.

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Does any Christian denomination consider the Quran as inspired?

The main difference between Christianity and Islam is the acceptance of the Quran as an inspired revelation. Most or all Christian denominations/sects refuse the Quran believing that it be uninspired ...
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Prohphet Muhammed in the Bible [duplicate]

Is Islams founder Prophet Muhammed mentioned in any biblic scripture or somewhere in Christian scriptures?
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What were pre-Islam interpretations of Ishmael?

He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” There is the notion now that the sons of ...
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What is the Mormon explanation for the origins of Islam?

I think a basic description for origins of both these religions would be "Charismatic prophet claims that pre-existing Abrahamic scripture is corrupt, but an angel has given him revelation that ...
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Do Muslims pray like Christians should?

This is how it's mentioned in the Bible: Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and ...
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What are the main differences between the God of the Bible and God of Quran? [closed]

The Bible reveals the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob progressively from the first book Genesis to the last book Revelations. The teachings of the Prophets and the Apostles not only concur with each ...
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Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?

Jews had prophets and received Scriptures from those prophets. Later, came Christians who had apostles and through them received Scriptures. Still later, Muslims come along and they have one prophet ...
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Can Catholics morally object to sharia law?

Christians often criticize sharia law because the death penalty is applied for crimes like adultery, apostasy, fornication, etc. Sharia is often compared to the legal laws given in the O.T, but it is ...
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Is Adult Breastfeeding allowed in Christianity like in Islam? [closed]

Is Adult Breastfeeding in Christinity allowed because in Islam it is allowed? Or what does the Bible and Jesus say about a adult man sucking a women breast? From the hadith Sahih-Muslim 1453e: Zainab ...
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Catholic Church's position on catholic husband and muslim wife [duplicate]

I am a Spanish Catholic guy and I met a Russian girl from the Caucasus who is a Muslim (although not practicing). Her family is Muslim culturally, none of them pray or wear hyjab or similar, but they ...
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Did God die for our sins? [duplicate]

The question is simple but I really need an answer... If Jesus died for our sins then the question would be how could God die? If God didn't die and it's only the human flesh then God didn't really ...
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How do Christians explain Muhammad being mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas?

The Gospel of Barnabas is rejected by Christians because of the contradictory statements with respect to other "accepted" gospels (Even though other accepted bibles contains some ...
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Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

I've heard many testimonies and claims about Muslims converting to Christianity because Jesus allegedly appeared to them in dreams and visions. For the interested reader, these are some example ...
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On what basis do Evangelical apologists argue that Muhammad committed sin?

Muhammad claimed to be a Prophet of God, even God's last Prophet. As such his life should have been godly. There is not much of his life revealed in the Quran. What is spoken of sometimes needs one ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

I have met Muslims and interacted with them directly and indirectly about their brief that the Islamic prophet Muhammad is mentioned in the Bible. One such claim is centred on the Song of Solomon 5:16....
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According to Catholicism or Eastern Orthodoxy are there any doctrinal barriers to Christians sharing places of worship with non-Christians?

Hagia Sophia was originally the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, then the chief mosque of the Ottoman Empire, then a museum. A few days ago, it reverted to being a mosque once more. Numerous ...
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Why does the Quran mention Jesus Christ 25 times, but Mohammad only 5 times? [closed]

I ask anyone here, and I ask all people who think that Muhammad, peace be upon him, edited and wrote the Quran, to give me a fair and convincing answer for this question: Question: Why is Jesus ...
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Do any priests or any Jews disagree with the two below statements? [closed]

Allah Said in the Holy Quran: You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers [to be] the Jews and those who associate others with Allah; and you will find the ...
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Was Eastern-Orthodox liturgical music influenced by Islam?

If you ever went to an Eastern-Orthodox service, well... their music sounds like Islam to me. It's very different from Western Christian music that is typically accompanied by an organ (even known ...
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Can a Catholic eat the food prepared for the Muslim Eid al-Adha?

I am a Catholic living in a Muslim country> All meat and stuff is halal according to their practice. When they offer Sacrifice on Eid can I consume the meat they send me? Since I believe it’s not a ...
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How does the life of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, compare to the standards of the Bible? [closed]

Muhammad claimed to be God's Prophet, even God's Last Prophet. As such his life should measure up as a godly life. Using only the most approved Muslim sources, the Qur'an, and the most highly ...
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Historical Apologetic used by 7th Century Christians towards Early Muslims Regarding the Hypostatic Union and Jesus' Title "Son of God"

According to my research Jesus is called the Son of God about 40 times in the NT. When interacting with Muslims, a common objection they give against Christ's deity, and the Trinity is that the Quran ...
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Are the notions of good and evil different in Christianity and Islam? [closed]

In Christianity I would assume that certain things that would be considered "evil" are not considered evil in Islam. Christianity, goes by the "do unto others" philosophy e.g. “All things whatsoever ...
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Did Arianism survive as Islam?

St. John of Damascus (676 - 749) writes on his Critique of Islam: From that time to the present a false prophet named Mohammed has appeared in their midst. This man, after having chanced upon the ...
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What did Christian authors of the 7th - 15th centuries say about the Muslim claim of Gospels being direct revelations from God?

According to the Quran, God revealed the Gospels (which it calls Injeel) to Jesus, just like He revealed the Quran to Muhammad, and Torah to Moses, but the New Testament doesn't have any books that ...
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Is Trinitarianism Biblical or pagan? [closed]

Is the concept of Trinity from the Bible? If it is then should I as a Muslim conclude that Bible does not uphold the unity of GOD, rather teaches 'tritheism', as the Bible says "Three are witness in ...
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Is there an equivalent to cantillation or tajweed in Christianity?

In both Islam and Hebrew, the respective holy books have rules for pronunciation and recitation so that they can be sung. Cantillation is the ritual chanting of readings from the Hebrew Bible in ...
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Early Christian Reaction to Muhammad

How did Christian react to Muhammad's teachings when they first encountered them? Did they view him as a Christian heretic like Arius? Was the a council to oppose them?
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They will see but will remain blind

There's a verse in the Quran saying that the unbelievers will always be unbelievers because they can see the miracles, but even in this case, they won't believe. I'm pretty sure I already read that ...
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Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law? [closed]

I am a Malaysian Muslim and am very curious about Christian diets. I've heard that Christianity prohibited eating Pork and Horse Meat but why do my Presbyterian classmates always eat both Pork and ...
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Do good works always express saving faith in Christ, even when that faith is not explicit?

My understanding of the Catholic view on the relationship between faith and works is that faith and works are inseparable. Which is to say that true faith will always find expression in works, and ...
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What did Christians write about Muhammad during his life?

Are there any records written by Christians about Muhammad that were written during his life? If so, what did they say about him? I would be very surprised if the Church of ~600-630 AD didn't have ...
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Is it permissible for a Catholic to pray the Salat?

I'm thinking of visiting a mosque on Wednesday. I've done this before a couple of years ago and it was a very valuable experience. The last time I visited I joined in the Salat and thought it was a ...
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Is there a Christian equivalent of the Muslim hadith, but for narrations relating to Jesus?

Muslim here; I'm not particularly familiar with Christianity (so bear with me please). In Islam, we have hadith: A hadith is one of various reports describing the words, actions, or habits of the ...
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What is the biblical basis for the theory that Christians should not eat pork?

I've been tormented by hearing from friends and such (that aren't religious) that they've heard and been told eating pork and chicken is a sin. And that it means going to hell....which is obviously ...
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According to the Roman Catholic Church, is halal meat being offered up to idols?

For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: that ye abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things ...
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Do any Christian scholars contrast Islamic eschatology with Christian eschatology?

Are there any Christian scholars (and their works) that comment on Islamic eschatology, and/or contrast it with Christian eschatology? As an example of a Muslim scholar coming at this question from ...
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What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS?

What is the Catholic Church's Official Stance on ISIS? Has Pope Francis actively encouraged the world's most powerful militaries to remove ISIS from the battlefield? Or has he ever said anything ...
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For those who oppose interfaith worship on Biblical grounds, what Scriptures do they use to show that such worship is unacceptable? [closed]

This is an interesting segment from CBS News on an Episcopalian church in downtown Washington, D.C. that has invited a Muslim congregation to use their sanctuary for worship. Does the Bible speak to ...
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How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?

Muslims say Jesus didn't claim to be God. My question is Twofold: 1) When a Muslim objects to the teaching that Christ was crucified, what is their given reason that anyone ever attempted to ...
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Catholic position about non-truthfully conversion to islam

Two people, call them Jones (Catholic) and Fatima (Muslim), want to marry: first civilly and if the bishop gives a dispensation, religiously. Fatima is from a Muslim country that prohibits Muslim ...
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Is there any apocryphal gospel where someone else is crucified?

In Islam Jesus is not crucified but instead of Him someone else is crucified, and Jesus went directly to heaven. Moslims told me that Mohammed received his information about Jesus from the angel ...
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Is the doctrine of the Trinity the primary difference between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism? [closed]

Judaism got its root in 1st millennium BC; Islam originated in 7th century AD; Christianity took birth in the 1st century AD. Did doctrinal differences regarding the Trinity necessitate the creation ...
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There are some Catholics who disagree that Muslims and Catholics "worship the same God". What are their arguments that Allah is not God? [duplicate]

The Catholic Church teaches that Muslims [...] adore the one and merciful God. In the first place amongst these there are the Muslims, who, professing to hold the faith of Abraham, along with us ...
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Does God encourage hurting or killing others in his name in the Bible? [closed]

In the Quran there is this passage: And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every ...
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How do Catholic apologists explain the cross to a Muslim?

I'm an American Catholic currently living in India and teaching Communicative English to students of an Islamic school (ages 5 - 14). I am trying to live on the fence and keeping my faith promoted and ...
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What is the basis for the belief that Christianity and Islam worship different gods?

Another question entitled "Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?" requested the basis for the belief that Christians and Muslims do worship the same god. In this question, I am requesting ...
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What are Anglicans' opinion about Muhammad (founder of Islam)?

I heard from many Christians that they believe that Muhammad is a false prophet. Some other Christians believe he is prophet from God. What do Anglicans believe about Islam especially its founder? (...
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Was Mohammed a Christian? [closed]

When Islam was first founded there were some who considered it to be a heresy. 1 It wasn't until Mohammed was 40 years old that he claimed he was visited by the angel Gabriel and received his first ...
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How did St John of Damascus view Islam?

John of Damascus was one of the first Christian authors to write about the rise of Islam shortly after the time of Muhammad. I am fascinated by this man but I can't seem to find enough info about this ...
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