Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

  • Eid al-Adha and the Origins of Sacrifice

    Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, is the great festival of Islam. It is also known as Baqri-Eid, the Cow Festival. In Egypt and Turkey they call it 'Idu Bairam. What is the meaning of it? Wise men were saying, "However far the stream flows, it never forgets its source", and, "Opinion has a significance proportioned to the sources that sustain it". Accordingly, this article will explore the origins of sacrifice in order to fully answer the question under consideration.
  • Could Jesus Really Be A Substitute Sacrifice for Us?

    When we see pictures of the Haram ash-Sharif and the golden Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, we should think of the hundreds of thousands of sacrifices which were offered there in two thousand years from the time of Abraham, and specifically in the Temple God commanded King Solomon to build. ... Some people say that Jesus, the Messiah could not have been a sacrifice for our sins because no one can take the place of another to die for his sins. In the Law which God commanded for the Sons of Israel, it states: “Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.”
  • Consummation versus Abrogation

    Did God change his mind? In both books, the Bible and the Quran one can find "changes" in regard to the validity or applicability of certain commands. What do Bible and Quran teach about these changes? You may be surprised how different the biblical concept of consummation is from the quranic concept of abrogation.

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