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Posted: Monday 14 December 2015 ( 9 years ago )

Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran?

(Repost with updated numbers 14 December 2015.) The LORD is a man of war. Exodus 15:3 Fight in the way of Allah. Quran 2:244 Which is more violent, the Bible or the Quran? Is there a way to objectively answer such a question? Well, it wou ...

Posted: Wednesday 25 October 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Rules for handling the Quran

This is indeed a noble Qur'an ... Which none toucheth save the purified. -- Quran 56:77-79 From this passage, Muslims have developed a set of rules about how to handle the Quran. Here are some of them. Make formal acts of cleaning yourself ...

Posted: Wednesday 22 December 2010 ( 14 years ago )

Surah 4: 1-34 Woe to the Women

Surah 4 begins by repeating one of the first lies of Genesis. God created a man first, then a woman from the man, and all humans descended from them. Your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain hat ...

Posted: Sunday 12 December 2010 ( 14 years ago )

Surah 3 -- Allah is the best of schemers

The last surah (2) took eleven posts over a period of five months. Even considering its length (286 verses), that's just too darned long. At that rate, it'd take me about nine years to finish blogging the Quran. So I'm going to speed things up a bit. ...

Posted: Monday 16 October 2006 ( 18 years ago )

And for the disbelievers, Allah has prepared a painful doom

For those of you who've never read the Quran, let me summarize it for you: And for the disbelievers, Allah has prepared a painful doom. This idea is so important that Allah (or his prophet) repeats more than 200 times in the Quran. Here are just a ...

Posted: Saturday 11 November 2006 ( 18 years ago )

It is easy for Allah

We shall cast him into Fire, and that is ever easy for Allah. Quran 4:30 In a previous post, I mentioned the more than 200 times that the Quran threatens unbelievers (non-Muslims) with a painful (shameful, dreadful, etc.) doom. But that didn't cou ...

Posted: Friday 12 November 2010 ( 14 years ago )

Quran 2:243-286 -- Zombie soldiers, Rip Van Winkle, bird talk, and other silly stories

Allah begins this section by asking Muhammad if he'd heard the story about the resurrected soldiers. You know, the one where back in the day there were thousands of soldiers that Allah told to die and then after they died he raised them from the dead ...

Posted: Thursday 11 November 2010 ( 14 years ago )

Something Christians, Jews, and Muslims can agree on: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.

As you may have heard, Michelle Obama ran into trouble Tuesday while visiting Indonesia. She shook hands with a man (actually several of them) while passing through a receiving line that greeted the president and the first lady after their arrival in ...

Posted: Thursday 11 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

The Bible and the Quran agree: Stay away from menstruating women

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and hath not ... come near to a menstruous woman.... Ezekiel 18:5 They question thee (O Muhammad) concerning menstruation. Say: It is an illness, so let women alone at such times.... Qur ...

Posted: Saturday 17 March 2012 ( 12 years ago )

What was Muhammad like? Little-known details from the Ash-Shifa

Here is a list of interesting facts about the Prophet Muhammad (PB&J be upon him) from Ash-Shifa: "The best biography of the Prophet Muhammad in 800 years." Ash-Shifa is highly regarded throughout the Muslim world, where it is said, "If Ash-Shi ...

Posted: Monday 10 July 2023 ( 12 months ago )

Who had the most powerful spit: Jesus or Muhammad?

This is an important question. Luckily, the gospels and Ash-Shifa can answer it for us. (Ash-Shifa is a 12th century biography of Muhammad that is considered authoritative throughout the Muslim world.) Let's take Jesus's spit first. ...

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