The following pages have been added newly or substantially revised during the year 2002 at the following dates:
December 28, 2002
An analysis of the Errors and Omissions in the PBS Special "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet". The eight sections of the preliminary discourse of E. M. Wherry's Comprehensive Commentary of the Qur'an are now complete. A couple of entries on the Nation of Islam (*, *, *) were added to the Index to Islam.
December 21, 2002
The Arabic subsite was updated with some new and some revised articles. Sam Shamoun adds a supplement to his detailed discussion on What the Quran says about the Bible. A number of small entries were added to the Index to Islam (*, *, *, *, *, *, *, *). We greet all our readers with The Meaning of Christmas, and Christmas in Saudi Arabia.
December 18, 2002
Sam Shamoun gives Ten Answers to MENJ's Ten Points Against the Divinity of Jesus ([Part 1], [Part 2], [Part 3]). The article Good News About Painful Torture? was added to the section on Contradictions in the Qur'an. The Answering Islam CD-ROM Edition is now also available in the UK.
December 14, 2002
A Heart for Eternity by Roland Clarke. The English translation of Hamza's Testimony is now available. In an Addendum to his earlier The Chaotic Structure and Textual Corruption of the Quran Revisited, Sam Shamoun presents further facts and arguments on the early history of the Qur'an.
December 7, 2002
Today is the start of the new Dutch subsite of Answering Islam. In The Apostle Paul Defended and Muhammad Exposed, Sam Shamoun presents a rebuttal to a venomous article published by Bismikaallahuma that also led us to start a new section on Muhammad's Inconsistency.
November 29, 2002
An English translation of Sheikh Mansour's testimony is now available. W.H.T. Gairdner's Introduction to and Translation of Mishkât Al-Anwar ("The Niche for Lights") by Al-Ghazzali was added to our Classical Library. Tisdall's important book The Original Sources of the Qur'an was proofread carefully and many typos eliminated. Rebuttal to Johnny Bravo: The Chaotic Structure and Textual Corruption of the Quran Revisited.
November 21, 2002
After a lot of hard work we can finally announce: The Answering Islam site is now also available on CD-ROM.
November 18, 2002
A two-part rebuttal of A. Meherally's polemic titled A rebuttal to the recent deception and falsehood by "answering-islam.org" which claims; THE QURAN STATES THAT THE BIBLE IS TRUE. Silas gives a Reproof to Alex Kronemer's "Was Muhammad a Terrorist?" New entries in our Index to Islam are two short explanatory notes on the various spellings of the Arabic definite article AL and on the meaning of the name Al-Qaeda, while the entry on the Ninety-Nine Names of Allah has been updated.
November 11, 2002
The Life Story of Rev. Mawlawi Dr. Imad ud-Din Lahiz, and the English translation of Malika's testimony. Samuel Green has revised nearly all of his Discussion Papers.
November 5, 2002
With the addition of Chapter 5: Muhammad in the Bible? the online publication of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge is now completed. Silas presents Part 7: Conclusion: The Fruit of Islam Judged in his series on The Fruits of Islam's Royal Family. The article Surat Ar-Rum Revisited discusses the issue of incomplete information in the Quran. An entry on Muhammad's poet, HASSAN B. THABIT, was added to the Index to Islam. Carl Pfander's book Miftahu'l-Asrar (The Key of Mysteries) is now available in the Classical Library as well as Duncan B. Macdonald's lecture The Attitude of the Semites Toward the Unseen World; Prophecy as a Semitic Phenomenon and Especially Among the Arabs.
November 1, 2002
Chapter 2: The doctrine of the Trinity of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge. Silas presents a paper on Muhammad and the Snakes. In the section on The Sources of the Qur'an the article Did Mohammed Know Slavonic Enoch? was added. Lastly, a very easy rebuttal to Johnny Bravo's reaction, Part 4A.
October 28, 2002
Chapter 1: The Integrity of the Bible is now available in the online version of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge. Carl Pfander's Tariqu'l-Hyat (The Path of Life) was added to the Classical Library. Sam Shamoun provides three rebuttals to new articles at the Muslim site Bismikaallahuma: their claims about Paul of Tarsus: The False Apostle According to Islam, and two alleged contradictions in the Bible (What Nation Was that Gentile Woman From?, Where was Jesus put on when he was crucified?). Silas presents Part 6: Husayn and Yazid in his series on The Fruits of Islam's Royal Family.
October 21, 2002
Chapter 3: Jesus the Son of the Living God is now available in the online version of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge. The article Good and Evil in the Name of Christ explores the greatest commandment of God given through Moses and Jesus, and asks why it is missing in the Qur'an. Sir William Muir's history of Islam, The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall, is now complete up to the battle of Kerbala and the death of Yezid. A couple of new entries were made to the Index to Islam (*, *, *). Sam Shamoun answers to A. Meherally regarding his explanation of John 8:24 and 8:53.
October 9, 2002
The Muslim site Bismikaallahuma has started their unavoidable section on Bible Contradictions. We present answers to their weighty problems. Sam Shamoun gives his rebuttal to Johnny Bravo's reaction, Part 3 A and B. For a better understanding of the substantial Sufi movement in Islam the book The Mystics of Islam was added.
September 27, 2002
Middle East Peril & Promise of Peace by Roland Clarke. Sam Shamoun answers Shabir Ally on the supposed scientific miracle of the Qur'an regarding The Sun & Moon and Their Orbits, and presents Part 3 of his rebuttal to Osama Abdallah regarding Muhammad's False Prophecies. The Index to Islam offers new entries on DARU 'L-HARB, DARU 'L-ISLAM, DARU 'L-..., THE DOME OF THE ROCK, the MU'ALLAQAT and some more (*, *, *). Richard Bell's essay on The Composition of Surah 23, C. G. Pfander's famous Mizanu'l HaqqThe Balance of Truth, and a work on The Hanged Poems were added to the Classical Library. Several new articles are now available on the Malay & Indonesian subsite.
September 17, 2002
Dr. Danusha V. Goska presents a sociological analysis of Islam and Terror. Dave Walston gives his rebuttal to Johnny Bravo's original article, and Sam Shamoun answers to Johnny Bravo's response to Sam's first rebuttal (Part 2 A, B, C). He also gives an analysis of Origin's Christology. Some substantial additions to the Arabic subsite are announced here. Short biographical notes on Muhammad M. Pickthall and Abdullah Yusuf Ali, and an entry on PONTIUS PILATE were added to the Index to Islam.
September 7, 2002
Rev. Bailey gives answers to common Muslim Questions about the Deity of Jesus Christ. Several new articles were added to the Arabic subsite, as well as a new article to the Turkish subsite (*). Additions to the Classical Library are Richard Bell's Christian Influences in Early Islam and two essays by C. Snouck Hurgronje on the Origin and early Religious Development of Islam. Sir William Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the death of 'Ali, the last of the rightly guided Caliphs. The Index to Islam entry on CIRCUMCISION has been extended with Muslim traditions relevant to the topic of female circumcision.
September 1, 2002
Sam Shamoun answers to Shabir Ally's polemics regarding The Parable of the Wicked Tenants. Silas presents Part 5: Ali and Mu'awiya in his series on The Fruits of Islam's Royal Family. Rev. Edward Sell's The Historical Development of the Qur'an and The Recensions of the Qur'an were added to the Classical Library. New entries in the Index to Islam give information about CIRCUMCISION, MINANGKABAU, IBN SINA (Avicenna), 'URFI MARRIAGE, and CHASTITY HOUSES.
August 15, 2002
A new article in the section on Basic Christian Beliefs deals with the often asked question: Did Jesus have to Die to Forgive Sin? Chapter 6: The Gospel of Barnabas is now included in the online version of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge, as well as several new links added to the overview page on the Barnabas Gospel. Silas presents Part 4: Ali and Aisha in his series on Islam's Royal Family. Sir William Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the battle of Siffin.
August 8, 2002
Abdul Haqq's original Urdu testimony (How I Came to Jesus Christ) is now available. Sam Shamoun substantially updated his rebuttal to Dr. Jamal Badawi's pamphlet Muhammad in the Bible, and he answers some more of Shabir Ally's Favorite Questions. Several new entries have been added to the Index to Islam: MISYAR MARRIAGE, PALAZZI, Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi, PAWHELA BOISHAKH, TARIKH-E-ELAHI, and TA'ZIYEH.
August 1, 2002
The Arabic section has been updated with new material. Sir William Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the murder of 'Othman. Sam Shamoun answers to Osama Abdallah on his Bible corruption article Did Muhammad really recognize the Bible as an error-free book? A very quick and easy rebuttal to MENJ on Paul and Inspiration. A couple of entries were added to the Index to Islam: MIHNA, MURJIYA, and a few observations on the quranic attitude to UNBELIEVERS.
July 25, 2002
A new, already quite substantial Chinese subsite has been started. Uthman's Murder is Part 3 in Silas' series on "Islam's Royal Family". Another historical error in the Qur'an: Prophets and Kings in Israel before the time of Moses? Some updates in the article I am all the prophets. Some Muslims are able to find Muhammad everywhere: Muhammad - The Spirit of Truth as mentioned in the Gospel and even Surah 17:81?
July 21, 2002
Allah's Guessing Game, or: Is Allah an All-Knowing God? shows how the Allah of the Qur'an betrays some lack in the claimed omniscience. Another article on a supposed scientific miracle in the Qur'an: Moon Light is Reflected Light. H.A.R. Gibb's chapter on The Koran.
July 15, 2002
Rev. Bailey poses two questions particularly relevant to African-Americans: Which Roots? and Who was the Real Slave Master? Muslims want to see in Jesus' promise of the Comforter a prophecy of Muhammad. Silas presents a detailed discussion: Who is the "Comforter"? Some new material was added to the Indonesian subsite.
July 11, 2002
Sam Shamoun answers to Moiz Amjad's second response, to the appendix of MENJ's Is Jesus God? Think About It!, and to Osama's response regarding his paper on Muhammad's False Prophecies. Silas starts a new series on "Islam's Royal Family" : Part 1: Muhammad's Wealth, Part 2: The New King. Occasionally, Muslims are accusing us: The name of your website is deceptive!
July 4, 2002
Today is Science Day : Dr. Campbell has updated several sections on scientific problems in the Qur'an with much new material, and the discussion about the meaning of alaqa is now also available as a separate article. Sam Shamoun provides a discussion on Hadith Cosmology. Some even stranger hadith observations are found in The Stone That Took Off Running.
July 1, 2002
The Documentary Hypothesis - Its Effect On The Torah And The Qur'an being section 3.1 of Dr. Campbell's book The Qur'an & the Bible in the Light of History & Science, Appendix A providing a list of miracles performed by Jesus according to the Bible, together with an estimate how many people witnessed them, and Appendix B discussing Prophecies of details of Christ's death and their fulfillment. Joseph Schacht's classical article A Revaluation of Islamic Traditions. Links to Chinese translations in the testimonies of Hatice, Ibrahim, and Walid.
June 26, 2002
Some concise and solid information on the much discussed issue of Islam and Violence. Three lectures by Charles Cutler Torrey on the Jewish Foundations of Islam, and Arthur Jeffery's article The Quest of the Historical Muhammad were added to the Classical Library.
June 24, 2002
Three "messages about messengers": The Apostles of Christ: Messengers of God or Mere Disciples?, and two additions to the section on Qur'an Contradictions: According to the Quran before Muhammad all Messengers were only sent to their own people. But what about Jonah?, and Were there messengers from among the Jinn and the Angels?
June 3, 2002
The begin of our "Second Islamic Awareness Week" during which we will add to our site daily one or two new articles in response to the polemics produced by Islamic Awareness (see also the entries of the First Islamic Awareness Week):
|June 3:||We begin with Sam Shamoun's response to the article
And No One Had The Name Yahyâ|
and a small update in Andrew Vargo's rebuttal to the same article.
|June 4:||The "scientific miracles in the Qur'an" site It is the Truth is
by Islamic Awareness.|
We have updated our Response to "It is the Truth", and added these entries to our Index to Islam:
Science in the Qur'an, Zindani, Commission on Scientific Signs in the Qur'an and Sunnah.
|June 5:||Rebuttal to Johnny Bravo's "Christian Scholars
refuting the status of the NT as an inspired scripture":|
[Part 4], [Part 5]
|June 6:||What Is The Challenge Of The Qur'ân
With Respect To Arabic Prose & Poetry?|
Well, Did Not Muhammad Copy Some Verses Of The Qur'an From Imru'l Qais?
|June 7:||To Moo Or Not To Moo, That Is The Question!|
What Is The Source Of The Story Of Cain & Abel In The Qur'an?
June 1, 2002
The Introduction and the chapter on The Crucifixion and the Atonement are now available of John Gilchrist's book Facing the Muslim Challenge. Leone Caetani's article 'Uthman and the Recension of the Koran. The entries on Babar's Will, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and some references on the topic of Terror were added to the Comparative Index to Islam.
May 28, 2002
Sam Shamoun answers to Moiz Amjad's response regarding Muhammad's false prophecies. The book Muhammad - His Life and Doctrines with Accounts of his Immediate Successors by Arthur N. Wollaston, and Sir H.A.R. Gibb's chapter on The Shari'a were added to the Classical Library.
May 20, 2002
Jerusalem & The Prophets : Our Honor, or Shame & Ultimate Humiliation. The Arabic subsite has some new material besides a good number of slight improvements in older articles. Sam Shamoun rebuts Bismikaallahuma's reaction to his article regarding their 'I AM What I AM': A Bible Commentary polemic: ([Part 1], [Part 2]), and we present the compilation of newsgroup debates between Silas and Saifullah on the issue of Muhammad's borrowing from earlier sources: Debate 1, Debate 2. Finally, Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the death of 'Omar.
May 13, 2002
Andy Bannister's series The Quest for the Lost Jesus continues with Part 3: The Coming of the Kingdom. Sam Shamoun exposes Jamal Badawi's Misinformation and Misquotations - Part 4 and his Answers to 12 Anti-Trinitarian Arguments is now connected to the MENJ Rebuttals section, after he was identified as the original source of the Muslim article. The Arabic subsite was extended with the translation of Section 2.3 of John Gilchrist's Jam' al-Qur'an. An article about The Tractate of John of Damascus on Islam gives some background on early Muslim-Christian encounter. Furthermore, Is The Qur'an Translatable? Early Muslim Opinion. And the RECALL NOTICE is an addition to the Religious Humor section.
May 7, 2002
Two new rebuttals to Moiz Amjad of Understanding Islam: On the The Resurrection Accounts and the Creation "Days" : The Interpretation of Traditional Muslim Scholars. W. St. Clair Tisdall's A Manual of the Leading Muhammadan Objections to Christianity was added to our Library of Classical Books as well as Section IV of Wherry's Comprehensive Commentary of the Qur'an.
April 29, 2002
Isa, the Muslim Jesus by Dr. Mark Durie, Muhammad and the Satanic Verses by Samuel Green, and an update on the abrogation contradiction of the Qur'an.
April 24, 2002
Sam Shamoun's answer ([Part 1], [Part 2], [Part 3], [Appendix]) to the article 'I AM What I AM': A Bible Commentary at Bismikaallahuma opens a new section of our Polemics Rebuttals. He also rebuts A. Meherally's reaction to one of his earlier articles. Silas presents a detailed discussion on the issue: Did Muhammad borrow from other sources? A number of small entries have been added to our Comparative Index to Islam.
April 16, 2002
Jihad in Islam: Is Islam Peaceful or Militant? by Dr. Ernest Hahn. Silas discusses the case regarding Muhammad and the Meccan Ten. Two new articles in the Indonesian and Malay section (*, *), and chapters XVII-XXI of Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall.
April 10, 2002
Eclecticism in Islam by Arthur Jeffery as well as the bulk of his book Materials for the History of the Text of the Qur'an. Two more sections were added to Wherry's Comprehensive Commentary of the Qur'an, and chapters XIV-XVI to Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall. An article about the use of The Koran as Magic. Ali tells his conversion testimony.
April 6, 2002
Sam Shamoun discusses a common Muslim belief: Is "the Holy Spirit" only another name for the Angel Gabriel?, and Silas various issues around Muhammad's Treaty of Hudaybiyya. William Muir's book The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the fall of Damascus.
April 3, 2002
Converging Destinies: Jerusalem, Peace and the Messiah (extensively updated). Two chapters on the Qur'an's alleged "scientific" statements (*, *) in Dr. Campbell's book The Qur'an and the Bible in the Light of History & Science have been updated with new material. The article Relation of Shi'a Theology to the Qur'an discusses a good number of variant readings of the Qur'anic text. The incident of Muhammad and the murder of Kab bin al-Ashraf is discusssed by Silas.
March 27, 2002
Dr. Jamal Badawi and Shirk and Part 3 of Sam Shamoun's rebuttal series to Hesham Azmy's contention with his article on Muhammad's False Prophecies. In Was Muhammad a Sinner? Silas discusses the Muslim doctrine of the sinlessness of Muhammad.
March 18, 2002
Two articles by Arthur Jeffery: A Variant Text of the Fatiha and The Orthography of the Samarqand Codex. Silas contributes: Muhammad and the Murder of Abu Afak, Asma bint Marwan, and The Death of the Uraynians. Lastly: Why anonymous articles?
March 15, 2002
Silas discusses the question Who is the Prophet of Deuteronomy 18:18?, and he answers A. Meherally response to his paper Muhammad, Islam, and Terrorism. Sam Shamoun answers Hesham Azmy's response regarding his paper on Muhammad's False Prophecies.
March 11, 2002
The Islamic Agenda and its Blueprints. The first sections of E. M. Wherry's Comprehensive Commentary on the Qur'an, Volume 1, are now available, and we added the article Are Christian Dyed or Baptized? to our Alternative Qur'an Commentary, and the Letter "G" entries to T. P. Hughes' Dictionary of Islam. Silas contributes the articles: Jesus is the Unique Son of God and The Meaning of "Son of God".
March 4, 2002
The start of our "First Islamic Awareness Week", during which we will daily add to our site one or two new articles in response to the polemics produced by Islamic Awareness:
|March 4:||Did Waraqa Ibn Nawfal Teach The Prophet?|
The Ten Wise Jews and the Fallacy of Distraction
|March 5:||Pseudo-Callisthenes, Dhul-Qarnayn
& Alexander The Great|
together with the necessary source material from the book by Budge (*, *)
|March 6:||Were Burnt Bricks Used In Ancient Egypt
In The Time of Moses?|
Qur'ânic Accuracy Vs. Biblical Error: The Kings & Pharaohs Of Egypt
|March 7:||What About Salmân - The Persian?|
Comments On Geiger & Tisdall's Books On The 'Sources' Of The Qur'ân
|March 8:||Rebuttal to Johnny Bravo's "Christian Scholars
refuting the status of the NT as an inspired scripture":|
[Part 1], [Part 2], [Part 3]
February 16, 2002
The beginning for an Arabic subsite of Answering Islam is made. Sam Shamoun rebuts Shabir Ally on the claim of Failed Prophecies, and he explains why Ishmael is not the Father of Muhammad even according to Muslim tradition. Since many people ask "Who are you?", we have finally added a page on that question. The book The Verse of Stoning in the Bible and the Qur'an by W. H. T. Gairdner et. al. was added to our Library of Classical Books.
February 10, 2002
Most of Samuel Green's Discussion Papers as well as Peter Ballard's short article on The Old Testament Apocrypha have been updated with new material. Sam Shamoun gives a thorough rebuttal to A. Meherally's Allah is the Lord of Retribution, and Dr. Hartwig discusses the question whether Islam was Spread by the Sword?
January 16, 2002
Islam as the ‘End’ of Christianity : Assessing the Arguments for Abrogation, and a Russian Christian's response to Sept. 11th: Are we really strong?
January 15, 2002
The mindset of the Messiah was added as Part 2 in Andy Bannister's series The Quest for the Lost Jesus. William Muir's The Caliphate: Its Rise, Decline, and Fall is now complete up to the death of Abu Bekr. Silas contributes his research and conclusions about America, Islam, Jihad, and Terrorism, and Sam Shamoun his Rebuttal to Zakir Naik's Claims about the Quran, Part 3. Section 2.2 was added in the Arabic translation of John Gilchrist's Jam' Al-Qur'an - The Codification of the Qur'an Text.
January 9, 2002
Assessing Sept 11 - Paradigms in conflict by Jay Smith, and an article discussing the question: Does Islam Promote Peace? Two short introductory articles about Islam: The Matter of the Muslim and Islam, The Matter of Islam and Christianity (PDF format). A new section for introductory material was created and received its own button on the entry page. The conversion testimony of Rogayyah and quite a few additions to the Malay and Indonesian subsite. The Arabic translation of this hoax, and lastly a small response to Shabir Ally on Jesus and Fasting.
January 2, 2002
A detailed study on What Qur'an and Islamic Tradition really say about "Striving in the way of Allah" (Jihad). The chapter New Testament Form Criticism : Its Effect on the Gospel and the Qur'an was added to Dr. Campbell's book The Qur'an and the Bible in the light of history and science. Aspects touching on the issue of Muhammad's prophethood: Muhammad and the Rape of the Female Slaves.
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