Understanding the Islamic Scripture

Author: Mustansir Mir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317342747
Format: PDF
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This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University, offers clear translations and analysis of 35 selected passages of the Qur'an that will help students understand what kind of book the Qur'an is, what the scripture says, and how it says it.

Understanding Islam and Christianity

Author: Josh McDowell
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949917
Format: PDF
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For years, international apologist Josh McDowell has been alert to the challenge of Islam—and how Muslims’ objections to Christianity can raise deep doubts in believers’ minds. His recent on-the-ground research with Muslims in the Middle East has crystallized into this practical resource focusing on Jesus and the gospel. Aided by Islam expert Jim Walker, McDowell lays out the evidence on the crucial issues: What kind of prophet was Jesus? Was he the Messiah? “Son of God”? “Son of Man”? What’s that about? How are God and Jesus related? Can they both be God? The gospel—how could God dishonor his Son by letting him die horribly? What good did his death do? Aren’t the Bible’s accounts of Jesus corrupt? With all this, as well as backgrounder appendixes on the basics, believers will have authoritative evidence from Scripture and history to intelligently deal with Muslims’ questions about and challenges to Christianity.

Scripture Reason and the Contemporary Islam West Encounter

Author: S. Kepnes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230605621
Format: PDF, Docs
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The unique essays in this collection use the underlying allegiance to scripture in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity to underscore the deep affinities between the three monotheistic traditions while at the same time encouraging respect for the differences between the traditions to be preserved.

Understanding the Islamic Experience

Author: John Renard
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140961
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An integrated thematic approach to the broader religious implications of Muhammed's life as epitomized in his three paradigmatic journeys. Previously published as In the Footsteps of Muhammed.

Breaking the Islam Code

Author: J. D. Greear
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736944672
Format: PDF
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World events won't let North Americans ignore Muslims anymore. Whether those Muslims are villagers in Iraq or neighbors down the street, Breaking the Islam Code offers everyday Christians profound insight into the way Muslims think and feel. J.D. Greear's ability to communicate challenging heart truth, plus his expertise in Christian and Islamic theology and two years' experience in a Muslim-dominated area, make him the perfect author for this empowering, insightful, reader-friendly book. It transcends traditional apologetics, focusing on helping Christians understand what is deep in Muslims' hearts, behind their theology--which will lead to friendship and effective communication of the gospel respectfully turn many of the primary objections into opportunities to share the faith avoid unnecessarily offending Muslims they're interacting with Readers will be excited that sharing Christ with Muslims is something they can do--as everyday Christians in their own cities, campuses, and workplaces.

Who is Allah

Author: Bruce B Lawrence
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474401791
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engaging with the age old question of who is the God of Islam, Bruce B. Lawrence stakes out the historical nuance of Allah throughout the past 1500 years, from the earliest mention of his name to his appropriate by cyberspace.

Understanding the Koran

Author: Mateen Elass
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310248124
Format: PDF
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"Understanding the Koran" is a nontechnical, popular introduction that shows the essence of what the mysterious Koran is all about and how it differs from the Bible. This lay-level introduction is designed to help Christians understand the book and the 1.3 billion Muslims who follow it.

Claiming Abraham

Author: Michael Lodahl
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587432390
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Explores how Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other biblical characters are presented in the Qur'an to help Christians better understand Islam.

Islamic and Comparative Religious Studies

Author: William A. Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351925962
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William A Graham, a leading international scholar in the field of Islamic Studies, gathers together his selected writings under three sections: 1.History and Interpretation of Islamic Religion; 2.The Qur'an as Scripture, and 3. Scripture in the History of Religion. Each section opens with a new introduction by Graham, and a bibliography of his works is included. Graham's work in Islamic studies focuses largely on the analysis and interpretation of the religious dimensions of ritual action, scriptural piety, textual authority/revelation, tradition, and major concepts, such as grace and transcendence. His work in the comparative history of religion has focused in particular on the 'problem' of scripture as a cross-cultural religious phenomenon that is more complex than simply 'sacred text'. This invaluable resource will be of primary interest to students of the Islamic tradition, especially as regards Qur'anic piety, Muslim 'ritual' practice, and fundamental structures of Islamic thought, and to students of the comparative history of religion, especially as regards the phenomenon of 'scripture' and its analogs.