Understanding Islam This web site is a brief guide to understanding Islam. It consists of three chapters. The first chapter, Some Evidence for the Truth of Islam, answers some important questions which some people ask: ┬┤├╝┬½ Is the Quran truly the literal word of God, revealed by Him? ┬┤├╝┬½ Is Muhammad 1 truly a prophet […]

“Do Muslims call Allah 'Father'? How can we come to God as Father?”……Answer: Islam gives Allah 99 names, but not one of the names is Father. Jesus, however, called God Father and taught His disciples (meaning “followers”) to pray to God as Father (Matthew 6:9). ……How can you be a disciple of Jesus? And how […]

“Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?” ……Answer: The Muslim and Christian views of God have some similarities. Christians believe in one eternal God Who created the universe, and Muslims apply these attributes to Allah. Both view God as all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present. ……A vital difference between the Islamic and Christian views of God […]

“Do the Qur'an and Muhammad affirm or reject the Bible? Should a Muslim read the Bible?” ……Answer: The Qur'an praises the Bible as God's preserved truth.……As a Muslim, what is your guide? If hadiths or imams differ with the Qur'an, which would you believe? Most likely, the Qur'an is your ultimate authority. Does the Qur'an […]

“Should Christians be concerned about the idea of Sharia Law?”……First, we should define Sharia Law. Sharia is, as expressed in the Qur'an and the Sunnah, divine law. The Sunnah is a record of the life and example of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The Sunnah is primarily contained in the Hadith or reports of Muhammad’s sayings, […]

“What is Islam, and what do Muslims believe?” ……Islam is a religious system begun in the seventh century by Muhammad. Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and strive to keep the Five Pillars.……The History of Islam…In the seventh century, Muhammad claimed the angel Gabriel visited him. During these angelic visitations, which continued for about […]

Examples of the Prophet…Muhammad's Sayings n {The believers, in their love, mercy, and kindness to one another are like a body: if any part of it is ill, the whole body shares its sleeplessness and fever.}1 n {The most perfect of the believers in faith are the best of them in morals. And the best […]