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Christianity is the religion founded by the later followers of Prophet Jesus(A.S), who is considered to be the second last prophet of Islam.

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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

I understand Allah has made it permissible for Muslim men to marry women of the book (al kitaab) who is chaste. Mashallah. What if the woman is not chaste? Is it possible for her to become chaste? ...
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Allowed to marry ' people of the book ' especially Christians or not?

I have heard drastically different opinions on this issue. So it is clear from Quran 2:221 and 60:10 that a muslim should not marry a mushrik (polytheist) nor a disbeliever. Now.... They have ...
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Which part of the Christian Bible is corrupted?

I have met few Muslims who always tell me that the Christian Bible is corrupted. They say that the Torah was revealed by Allah to Jews and New Testament to Christians. Is this correct? If so, which ...
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How does Muslim teaching on the person of Jesus differ from that of Christian teaching?

Both religions acknowledge the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. But how do the Muslim teachings about Jesus differ from the Christian view of the same person?
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Do Christians, Jews and Muslims worship the same God? [closed]

I also asked this question here and here Judaism Judaism is a monotheistic faith, meaning that Jews believe there is only One God. Often this God is beyond our ability to comprehend, but God ...
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How does Islam view the Christian New Testament?

I realize this is a rather broad question. I'm looking for a broad answer as well, with just a general overview of the relevant material. I will likely ask more specific followup questions. As ...
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Are Christians who believe in the Trinity considered People of the Book?

In many verses of the Qur'an, Allah speaks positively about the Ahl-al-kitab (i.e., People of the Book). For example, Muslims can eat their food and marry their women under certain conditions. ...
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Is it possible to interpret Surat An-Nisā':157 as allowing that Jesus was crucified?

In Islam, the common understanding is that Christ Jesus was never killed nor was he crucified; this understanding is quite reasonable given that God says وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ ...
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Is “Christmas” were seen as secular (rather than religious), would it be acceptable to celebrate it?

I understand that many (most?) Muslims prefer not to really celebrate Christmas, due to conflicting religious views. However, in truth Christmas is a composite event, of secular (arguably: ...
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If Quran offers equal opportunity for Muslims, Christians, Jews and Sabians, why do we need Islam?

The verse 62 of sura Bakarah say that, Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among them] who believed in Allah and the ...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

First there was Judaism, then Christianity and finally came Islam. All 3 of these religions are part of Islam, but not completely. Only Islam is the final complete Islam. But before Islam, ...
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Are Christian images of Jesus sacrilege?

If Islam prohibits depicting prophets, and consider Jesus a prophet (although not the biggest one), are all these images of Jesus in Christian hands some kind of sacrilege?
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What is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted?

I'm wondering what is the basis for the claim that the Prophets, Psalms, Torah and Gospel have been corrupted? This is something that I hear a lot from Muslims and I'm just curious what is the ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian?

When Islam was first founded there were some Christians who considered it to be a heresy. 1 It wasn't until Mohammed was 40 years old that he claimed he was visited by the angel Gabriel and received ...
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Did the events at the Tower of Babel occur?

What is Islam's view of the Tower of Babel? Is it in/compatible with the Quran? Is there a belief in Islam that takes the place of the Tower of Babel?
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As a Muslim, is it appropriate to buy a friend a Bible?

One of my friends here in China wants to become a Christian and wants me to buy him an English-language Bible. My immediate reaction is "I should help; that's a good deed". However, as a Muslim, I'm ...
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Did Jesus really appear to the disciples after resurrection?

For a commoner, the very next question which comes into mind after this How does Muslim teaching on the person of Jesus differ from that of Christian teaching? is, what about those instances where ...
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What are the conditions for meat to be halal if the animal was slaughtered by the people of the book?

This question might be a bit broad and I know there are different of opinions. I hope to find different answers with different perspectives. Please add your references well and if it's from a certain ...
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Does the concept of grace exist in Islam like it does in Christianity?

In Christianity, God's grace is what allows us to have a relationship with him. He gives us what we don't deserve like righteousness, life, and in the ultimate example his own son, in spite of our sin ...
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Can “Yahweh” (יהוה) be regarded as a valid name of God in Islam? [duplicate]

I understand that Islam has a high regard for the revelation that came before, particularly the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospel, although unfortunately these are all regarded as having become ...
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Is it acceptable for Muslims to donate to Christian charities?

The other day I donated to a Christian "get kids off drugs" charity. The Quran says to do good deeds, and the charity seemed consistent with Muslim values, so when they asked for a donation, I ...
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Can any building be converted into a mosque?

I've heard that some Christian churches were converted into mosques after Islam spread to those areas and took hold as the dominant religion of the area. For example, the Hagia Sophia was the main ...
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Where does the concept of Holy Friday come from in Islam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the most important services in Islam held on Fridays? Islam is a true Ibrahimic religion just like Christianity. But in Christianity the holy day is considered Sunday, ...
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Is it haram to marry a Christian woman even if she is chaste?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: الزَّانِي لَا يَنكِحُ إِلَّا زَانِيَةً أَوْ مُشْرِكَةً وَالزَّانِيَةُ لَا يَنكِحُهَا إِلَّا زَانٍ أَوْ مُشْرِكٌ ۚ وَحُرِّمَ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ The fornicator ...
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Meaning of Quran 2:111 “Produce your proof”?

And they say: "None Shall enter Paradise unless He be a Jew or a Christian." Those are their (vain) desires. Say: "Produce your proof If ye are truthful." Nay,—whoever submits His whole self to God ...
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Jesus' was a muslim?

Was Jesus a Muslim ? And should we take the new testament as hadith as it is just a narration of Jesus' life by John , Luke , Mark and others ?
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Is the God of the Qur'an the same god as the God of the Bible? [duplicate]

What is the difference between the Christian God and the Muslim God? Is the God of the Qur'an the same god as the God of the Bible?
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Did Jesus relax Jewish dietary laws?

I read that Jews believe that when the Messiah comes he will allow pig and other food which is forbidden to them. Jesus the Messiah has already come and he confirmed the Law of Moses (Qur'an and ...