Skip to main content
29 votes
Accepted

Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Q - Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad? A – No, it does not. In Song of Solomon 5:16, the maiden says of her lover, "His mouth is sweetness ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32.4k
25 votes

Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Dietary rules among Christians vary from sect to sect. The starting point for understanding the Christian views on food regulation is in the book of Acts, chapter 10, when Peter has a vision and is ...
Paul Chernoch's user avatar
23 votes

Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?

I would like to take a more conciliatory approach to answer this question by starting with some common grounds that Islam has with Christianity about Jesus: That Jesus historically existed That Jesus ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
14 votes

How do Christians explain Muhammad being mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas?

The content of the so-called "Gospel of Barnabas" is so wildly contradictory to all the other books of the New Testament scriptures that it is thoroughly rejected from the canon of scripture....
Nigel J's user avatar
  • 25.8k
13 votes

Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

The answer which focuses on Acts 10 is excellent, but this statement from the Jerusalem Council, also recorded in the book of Acts, is also pertinent: It is my judgment, therefore, that we should ...
Evan Donovan's user avatar
12 votes

Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

What are specifically Christian teachings Most religions agree with Jesus's teachings such as loving God, loving fellow human beings, forgiving enemies, almsgiving for the poor and downtrodden, ...
GratefulDisciple's user avatar
11 votes

What are the "gospels" in the Gospels?

From a biblical, Christian standpoint, the word 'gospel' comes from the Greek word 'euaggelion' and means 'good news, tidings, word'. It can be called in English 'The Evangel' (the good news), and 'an ...
Anne's user avatar
  • 32k
9 votes

Is there a Christian equivalent of the Muslim hadith, but for narrations relating to Jesus?

The Gospels might be considered akin to the hadith in how they are used. The Catholic and Orthodox sects of Christianity read the Gospels in a similar way to the hadith, as the start of a divinely ...
Avery's user avatar
  • 191
8 votes

How do Christians explain Muhammad being mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas?

Historical Facts: The last book of the Bible was written before the end of the first century. Muhammad died in 632 (the seventh century) but the Qur’an and Hadiths were not written till later. The ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32.4k
8 votes

Do Muslims pray like Christians should?

Nehemiah's posture is only one of many recorded in the Bible. Among the others: Moses bowed low in reverence, and so did many others, but he also prayed with arms outstretched. (Exodus 9:27) Abraham ...
DJClayworth's user avatar
  • 32.2k
7 votes

Catholic position about non-truthfully conversion to islam

According to canon law on mixed marriages (i.e., marriages between a Catholic and non-Catholic), 1917 Can. 1060 … if there is a danger of perversion to the Catholic spouse and children, that ...
Geremia's user avatar
  • 40.7k
7 votes

Does Christianity allow eating pork and horse meat, which even though it is prohibited by the Jewish Law?

Christianity is broad in its beliefs of what may be eaten and what may not be eaten (see Acts 15, 1Co 8, and Gal 2:11-14 for a peek at early church debates on what foods may or may not be eaten). ...
Tim's user avatar
  • 384
7 votes
Accepted

They will see but will remain blind

Acts 28:27 (Matt 13:15 is almost identical) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their ...
SLM's user avatar
  • 13.9k
7 votes

Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?

Protestants don't believe anything except what's in the Bible. One of the tenets most Protestants accept is Sola Scriptura, one point of which states that: the Word God spoke through apostles and ...
Peter Turner's user avatar
  • 34.4k
6 votes

Is it permissible for a Catholic to pray the Salat?

It is forbidden for Catholics to engage in communicatio in sacris—joining non-Catholics in their false worship or prayer, e.g., worshiping Islam's false god Allah, who is not the Holy Trinity: 1917 ...
Geremia's user avatar
  • 40.7k
6 votes

Did Arianism survive as Islam?

Like @curiousdannii pointed out in his comment, Arian influences do not equal an Arian viewpoint or verbatim parroting. In Qur'anic teaching, worship or veneration of anything besides God is strictly ...
matheno's user avatar
  • 363
6 votes
Accepted

Historical Apologetic used by 7th Century Christians towards Early Muslims Regarding the Hypostatic Union and Jesus' Title "Son of God"

James White discusses this in What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. Here is the relevant quote with some emphasis added: One early source, the Tanwīr al-Miqbās min Tafsīr Ibn ’...
Null's user avatar
  • 1,131
6 votes

Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Song of Solomon 5:16. Here in this verse, the word used in the original Hebrew is makhmadd’im [מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים], neither Mahmad nor Muhammad nor even Mahmaddim. Being in the family of the Semetic ...
TeluguBeliever's user avatar
6 votes

Is Christianity an ethnic religion?

After his resurrection, Jesus commanded his disciples to preach to and convert people throughout the entire world. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven ...
Mason Wheeler's user avatar
  • 31.9k
5 votes

How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?

Muslims say that Christians changed the words of Jesus over time, hence inserted false statements into the Bible where Jesus claimed to be God. (See http://www.answering-islam.org/Morin/changed.html) ...
Paul Chernoch's user avatar
5 votes

Is Trinitarianism Biblical or pagan?

Pagan religions often have various Triads of gods, but a Triad is not a Trinity. For example, there is Anu, Enlil and Ea, the three gods of Mesopotamia, many centuries before Christ. But they were not ...
Anne's user avatar
  • 32k
5 votes
Accepted

Was Eastern-Orthodox liturgical music influenced by Islam?

Was Eastern-Orthodox liturgical music influenced by Islam? The short answer is: It is seriously doubtful. It is seriously doubtful considering that the Prophet Mohammad (c. 570 AD – 8 June 632 AD) ...
Ken Graham's user avatar
  • 73.5k
5 votes
Accepted

Is there any Scriptural support for claims about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions?

Nowhere in the Bible will you read of any prophecy about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions. Perhaps that’s because Islam (and Muslims) did not exist till the 7th century. https://en....
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32.4k
5 votes

Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

Historically, this was more or less the case. For a long time, Islam was treated by Christians as a heretical splinter sect of Christianity. (This view can be found in Dante's Inferno, for example.) ...
Mason Wheeler's user avatar
  • 31.9k
5 votes

Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

Key to your edited question is your statement that “Muslims are non-Trinitarians, but they believe in Jesus and claim that they follow his teachings”. In your main question you ask “Can Muslims be ...
Lesley's user avatar
  • 32.4k
4 votes

What did Christians write about Muhammad during his life?

The most notable early Christian writing that I am aware of was by John of Damascus (676-749). In Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin he claims that the basis of ...
guest37's user avatar
  • 5,667
4 votes

How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?

For (1), you'll have to ask a question at Islam.SE. For (2), consider these paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, 104 In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment ...
Andrew's user avatar
  • 8,151
4 votes
Accepted

Is there a Christian equivalent of the Muslim hadith, but for narrations relating to Jesus?

Many narrative gospels were written about Jesus,and four of these were judged by the Church Fathers to be authentic and were thus included in what is now known as the New Testament. You appear to know ...
Dick Harfield's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible