Interpreting Qur’an verses on tampering by Dr Gordon Nickel.

Usually, scholars give two descriptions of Muslim views of the Bible regarding taḥrīf: tampering with the meaning of the biblical text or tampering with the biblical text itself. The view found in the earliest Muslim commentaries, however, does not fit into either of these categories, yet it seldom features in scholarship on the subject. The earliest Muslim commentaries on the Qur’an regard the previous scriptures as sources of authority and attestation while simultaneously showing uncertainty [...]

By |2024-05-13T12:15:40+02:00May 13th, 2024|New Testament Reliability, Quran|0 Comments

Reaffirming Jesus’ Crucifixion: Insights from Muslim Scholars by Rudolph P. Boshoff

For centuries, the Qur’an has been interpreted to deny the crucifixion of Jesus, contradicting the New Testament's account. The key verse often cited is from Surah An-Nisa (4:157): "And [for] their saying, 'Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.' And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are [...]

By |2024-04-17T13:23:59+02:00April 17th, 2024|Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

Table of Qur’anic Surahs with short explanations.

Surah # Anglicized title(s) Arabic title(s) English title(s) Number of verses Place of Revelation Main theme Juz’ 1 Al-Fatiha ٱلْفَاتِحَة al-Fātiḥah al Hamd The Opening, The Opening of the Divine Writ, The Essence of the Divine Writ, The Surah of Praise, The Foundation of the Qur’an, andThe Seven Oft-Repeated [Verses] 7 (1) Makkah The “seed” of the whole Qur’ān 1 2 Al-Baqarah ٱلْبَقَرَة al-Baq̈arah The Calf, The Cow 286 (40) Madinah The necessity of God-consciousness. The [...]

By |2023-04-27T14:21:47+02:00April 27th, 2023|Quran|0 Comments

Does the Qur’an validate the New Testament? by by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

  In the previous debate, I tried to show that from a cursory reading of the Qur'an, it is undeniable that it speaks positively about the Christian Scriptures. Unfortunately, due to loadshedding in South Africa, my internet line was unstable and I could not really anticipate the other speaker's questions and opinions. So let me start by showing you what the Qur'an says.   The Qur'an's respectful view of the Bible. The Qur'an says that [...]

Significant Qur’anic Doctrines and teachings by John Gilchrist

1. The Qur'anic Doctrine of Abrogation. The Qur'an is unique among sacred scriptures in teaching a doctrine of abrogation according to which later pronouncements of the Prophet abrogate, i.e., declare null and void, his earlier pronouncements. The importance of knowing which verses abrogate others has given rise to the Qur'anic science known as Nasikh wa Mansukh Islam: Muhammad and his Religion, i.e., the "Abrogators and the Abrogated". (Jeffery, p. 66). There are a number of passages in [...]

By |2022-03-23T08:34:22+02:00March 22nd, 2022|Quran|0 Comments

The Prophet that divided the World by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(15-minute read) Muhammad was born around April 20, 570 A.D, in an Arabian city called Mecca or April 26, according to Shi'ites. His father Abdullah died before he was born, and his mother, Amina, died when he was six years old. After the death of his grandfather Abd al-Muttalib, Muhammad was raised by his uncle Abu Talib, leader of the Banu Hashim clan. We may divide Muhammad's life into three main periods. Pre-Prophetic Period (570-610 [...]

By |2021-04-30T20:17:09+02:00November 26th, 2020|Islam, Muhammad, Quran|0 Comments

The Qur’an before the Qur’an by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(15-Minute read). Keith Small wrote that any religion professing to be the sole foundation of truth should never shy away from any form of scrutiny. He wrote; “Many people of all faiths and no faith have come to realize that religious tradition cannot be followed blindly. If a religion is to commend itself in this age, it must be open to the hardest and best questions put to it. We no longer live in [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:29:49+02:00April 21st, 2020|Holy Books, Islam, Muhammad, Quran|2 Comments

3 Things every Christian should know about the Qur’an by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(5-Minute Read). The Qur'an is the Holy Scripture of the Muslim People with a vast influence communicating a quality of Allah (sifa) expressing His will. The Prophet Muhammad is said to be the sole guide through whom Allah delivered this holy book via the angel Jibreel (جبريل "Gabriel"). Christians should note that this book supersedes the Christian Scriptures in the estimation of every Muslim, and is the “furqān” (الفرقان‎, "The Criterion") to these people. To [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:35:45+02:00January 3rd, 2020|Holy Books, Quran|0 Comments

Original Sin in Christianity and Islam: A Christian perspective by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

(Average: 15 minute read). A definition of Sin: Sin! The mechanism the world use to indulge itself in acts of selfishness. Scripture reminds us ‘all have sinned’[1] because ‘’each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin.”[2]We dabble with Sin every single day! David said, “Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived [...]

By |2022-11-06T17:41:36+02:00September 17th, 2018|Islam, Quran, Sin and Salvation|0 Comments

The Mind and Spirit of the Book of Allah by John Gilchrist.

1. ALLAH – THE CENTRAL THEME OF THE QUR'AN THE FOCAL POINT: "THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH" If it were to be asked what convicted Muhammad more than anything else that he was called to be the last of God's prophets it could be said that his initial visions on Mount Hira were sufficient to persuade him that everything that "came" to him thereafter, whether by exoteric experience or inner inspiration, had a supernatural [...]

By |2021-08-15T00:17:42+02:00March 30th, 2018|Allah, Quran|0 Comments


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