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How can I show that Jesus (pbuh) is not a god to Christian friend using Quran as guidance?

As a Christian, he isn't going to accept any evidence you provide from the Koran. You would instead need to make an argument from the religious texts that he believes are valid. To a Christian, the ...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

Facing towards Mecca (specifically, the Kaaba) reasonably accurately is one of the conditions for ritual prayers ("salah" - this includes the obligatory five daily prayers, voluntary ritual prayers, ...
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Who did Allah love before he created everything?

the answer is that the attribute of God is that God loves. His name is "Al wudood" which means the one who loves so God is the possessor of this attribute if the creation is not there, that does not ...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

Salah (ritual act of worship) is always performed while facing towards the Kaaba (few exceptions in extraordinary circumstances: source). Dua(personal invocations to God) and Zikr(uttering phrases to ...
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Which part of the Christian Bible is corrupted?

The Qur'an itself doesn't use the word "Bible", but "Torah", "Zabur" and "Injeel" which were revealed to Moses, David and Jesus respectively. Meanwhile, the Bible was written by some 40 authors, many ...
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Is Islam a religion only revealed for Arabs?

Islam was revealed for everyone: ياأيها الناس إني رسول الله إليكم جميعا Say, [O Muhammad], "O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all ― Quran 7:158 تبارك الذي نزّل الفرقان على ...
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Counter-argument to Jesus being the God-Man?

What would you say as a counter argument. "Lakum dinukum waliyadin". Anyone Christian who makes that argument is basing it on two fundamental misunderstandings: That that is how Christians claim ...
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Does Islam perceive the Christian Trinity as Jesus, Mary, and Joseph?

Surat Al-Mai'dah, Verses 72-75 say: [5:72] They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary" while the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my ...
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Would accepting a Christmas bonus make me hypocritical?

I also get a Christmas bonus even though I don't personally celebrate the holiday. In general I think the time of year is just a convenient time to give out bonuses- you could just consider it to be a ...
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Why did Allah(SAW) decide to create 3 religions and not only just 1?

Allah has only created one religion and only one. ان الدین عند الله الاسلام We have the same God, we are the same humans, we have the same wisdom which tells us love is good, jealousy is bad, ...
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Are Christian depictions of Jesus and Mary considered accurate?

According to Islam, we do not have a detailed description of 'Īsa ﷺ and none of Mariam. The brief description of 'Īsa ﷺ was given in a hadith: حَدَّثَنَا هُدْبَةُ بْنُ خَالِدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامُ ...
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Angels in the form of Men. 2 in 1

That's not how it works. Angels when they appear as humans are only doing that: appearing. They have one true form and everything else is but an appearance. They are not men and angels at the same ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian?

According to Muslim tradition, Muhammad himself was a Hanif and look at the information on Pre-Islamic Arabia Ḥanīf (Arabic: حنيف‎, Ḥanīf; plural: حنفاء, ḥunafā') meaning "revert" refers to ...
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Does the concept of grace exist in Islam like it does in Christianity?

I did not find a clear definition of grace (of Christianity). But, I can try relating different aspects of the definition I found in wiki to that of Islam from mostly from Qur'an. Grace in ...
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Can we marry non-chaste women of the book al kitaab?

Chaste in the context of 5:5 and ahl-al-kitab may mean: A virgin, a woman who was legally married to a man before according an other shari'a and legally separated. So in first place this would mean a ...
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Can "Yahweh" (יהוה) be regarded as a valid name of God in Islam?

Exodus 3:14-15 - Hebrew Transliteration for example here vayomer elohim el-mosheh, ehyeh asher ehyeh; vayomer, koh tomar livnei yisra'el, ehyeh, shelachani aleichem vayomer od elohim el-mosheh, koh-...
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What can a Muslim do when dining with Christian friends who say grace?

There are a couple of different Islamic teachings that apply here, and you will have to balance them out: Imitating other religions and participating in their rituals is forbidden(1). Islam has its ...
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How is the Holy Trinity and John 5:7 of the Bible interpreted in Islam?

The Islamic position is that additions, omissions and distortions have been done to the previous scriptures by the people, and they are not relied upon for any theological purposes because we can't ...
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Which Sahaba were Jews and Christians before they became Muslim?

Among those sahaba i could find so far with the help of the list of sahaba provided by the Arabic wikipedia: Former Jews There are from the former Jews of bani Quraidhah/Qurayzah: Assad ibn Ka'ab ...
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What does "if Allah had a son" mean? Does it indicate that Allah can have a son?

Malik's translation of the verse is: O Prophet tell the Christians: "If the Compassionate (Allah) had a son, I would be the first to worship him." Therefore it is directed to the ...
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Angels in the form of Men. 2 in 1

An angel who appears in human form is still the same person, as is a Jinn who appears in the form of an animal. This is not what the Christian belief about God is, instead their belief is best ...
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If a muslim converts to christinaity or judaism, will he/she enter paradise?

If she dies as a person who rejected Islam, she will enter Hell, eternally. And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever - for those, their deeds ...
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Does the concept of grace exist in Islam like it does in Christianity?

There are several words related to mercy in Quran that don't have exact translations in English and all are translated to mercy but are not really the same. Two of major names of God related to mercy ...
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Was Mohammed a Christian?

No, the entire idea you have is wrong. By the time Mohammed PBUH was born, Christianity mecca was filled with idol worshippers. That is why god sent him as a messenger to restore and reguide the ...
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Who did Allah love before he created everything?

According to Islam, God cannot be restricted by time or space...so by asking who God loved "before" he created the world doesn't seem to make any Islamic sense. It's like saying God can be restricted ...
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Was Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) a christian before the first ayah was revealed to him?

No he wasn't. He was neither a Christian, nor a Jew. He was a Hanif, that is a follower to prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon them all). And Hanifi religion was well known in Mecca, though its followers ...
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From the Islamic perspective, how can a Christian pray to Allah?

What Zakir Naik is essentially saying is that a true Christian would become a Muslim. When they believe in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as the Messenger of Allah they must obey and follow him and must pray ...
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Are Christians who believe in the Trinity considered People of the Book?

Ahl al-Kitab (people of the Book) is the name of the people who were given the scripture by Allah, regardless of what their current beliefs are. There are believers among them, who accepted Islam: ...
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