101 Questions and Answers on Islam

101 Questions and Answers on Islam

Answers questions about the religious traditions of Islam and Muslims, arranged in such categories as Beginnings and Sources, History and Development, Beliefs and Practices, Law and Ethics, Cultural and Intellectual Themes, Women and the ...

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809142805

Category: Religion

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Answers questions about the religious traditions of Islam and Muslims, arranged in such categories as Beginnings and Sources, History and Development, Beliefs and Practices, Law and Ethics, Cultural and Intellectual Themes, Women and the Family, and more.
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Inside Islam

Inside Islam

This user-friendly book encourages readers to reflect on the current religious issues such as terrorism and Islamic extremism that affect the global community and endeavour towards living in harmony with people of different faiths.

Author: Shaik Kadir

Publisher:

ISBN: 9812329781

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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Get an insight into the teachings of Islam and enlightens the readers (especially for the non-Muslim readers) about the lifestyle and practices of Muslims. In depth introduction to Islam including overview of its beliefs, practices etc Question and answer format. Organised in terms of subjects (for easy reference) More than 100 topics covered. Inside Islam is a guidebook that has been structured into a Q&A format. Written in chapters with specific headings, it enables readers to find the answers to their queries on different aspects of Islam. Muslims and non-Muslims alike can easily learn about and understand the origins of Islam, its fundamental philosophy and basic religious tenets. This user-friendly book encourages readers to reflect on the current religious issues such as terrorism and Islamic extremism that affect the global community and endeavour towards living in harmony with people of different faiths.
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Islam Explained Essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about Islam 2nd edition

Islam Explained  Essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about Islam  2nd edition

Shaik Kadir Shaik Maideen holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, and has years of experience as an educator and journalist.

Author: Shaik Kadir

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814779951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 202

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Shaik Kadir Shaik Maideen holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. He received training in teaching and journalism both locally and overseas, and has years of experience as an educator and journalist. Formerly a senior lecturer at the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore, he has now retired from service. His numerous writings have been published in various periodicals and magazines in Singapore and in other countries, including local newspapers such as The Straits Times and Berita Harian. His other books on aspects of Islam include Read! The Islamic inspiration on guidance, wisdom and progress (1986), The Straight Way: Answers to questions put forward by non-Muslims (1993), The Haj: The annual pilgrimage of Islam (1995), Commanding a dynamic Islamic Personality (2000), Inside Islam: 101 questions and answers (2004), Islam Explained (2006) which has been translated into Malay, and Allah: Understanding God in Islam (2016).
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101 Questions and Answers on Angels and Devils

101 Questions and Answers on Angels and Devils

101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown, SS 101 ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS AND ...

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ISBN: 9781616439187

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101 Questions and Answers on Eastern Catholic Churches

101 Questions and Answers on Eastern Catholic Churches

in This Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown, ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS ...

Author: Edward Faulk

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809144417

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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Table of Contents: The churches -- History -- The workings of the church.
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101 Questions and Answers on the Eucharist

101 Questions and Answers on the Eucharist

in This Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS AND ...

Author: Giles Dimock

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809143658

Category: Reference

Page: 139

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In this book Giles Dimock answers some the most commonly asked questions about the Eucharist that have been posed to him in his preaching and teaching. He starts off with questions on the Jewish background of Eucharist and then examines the Last Supper and its theology in the light of the Paschal Mystery. Some of the other questions deal with transubstantiation, sacrifice, Real Presence, communion, and intercommunion. Fr. Dimock's answers are both practical and ecumenical. The questions range from the straightforward Why is the Eucharist called Holy Communion, What is Forty Hours, to the more involved What is said about the Eucharist in the Code of Canon Law? Father Dimock places the teaching of the Church on the Eucharist in conciliar and papal documentation. Here is a book, appropriately appearing at the culmination of the Year of the Eucharist, that will satisfy the spiritual as well as theological curiosity of college students and seminarians studying the Eucharist, as well as probing, informed lay people.
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101 Questions and Answers on Deacons

101 Questions and Answers on Deacons

in this Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown, ... ANSWERS ON PAUL by Ronald D. Witherup 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by ...

Author: William T. Ditewig

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781616431112

Category: RELIGION

Page: 71

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Taken together, these questions explore the role of deacons in the contemporary church, the formation of deacons, what it is like to live as a deacon, and the role of deacons as ministers of the word, the liturgy, and as apostolic leaders in service.
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101 Questions and Answers on Catholic Marriage Preparation

101 Questions and Answers on Catholic Marriage Preparation

in This Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS AND ...

Author: Rebecca Nappi

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809142910

Category: Religion

Page: 72

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Written by a Catholic laywoman and a Catholic priest, this book looks at both the underlying theology and practical approaches to the Catholic wedding.
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101 Questions Answers on Popes and the Papacy

101 Questions   Answers on Popes and the Papacy

in This Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown, ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS ...

Author: Christopher M. Bellitto

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809145162

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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This book tackles almost every question posed in April 2005 during the dying and death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Benedict XVI.
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101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things

101 Questions and Answers on the Four Last Things

in This Series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown ... T. Ditewig 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS AND ...

Author: Joseph T. Kelley

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809143755

Category: Reference

Page: 111

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Joseph Kelley has written a short, accessible, thorough introduction to, and overview of, Christian teaching on death, judgment, hell and heaven, called in theology the four last things. Presented in the popular 101 Questions format, this book shows how these four topics, also referred to as Christian eschatology, have their ancient roots in the sacred books of the Hebrew Scriptures, especially in the later writings known as apocalyptic literature. The New Testament receives and builds upon Jewish thought and piety, finding in Jesus Christ a new revelation about the meaning of death, the nature of judgment, and God's desire that all be saved and united through Christ in heaven. Kelley clearly presents the major theological ideas about the four last things that have emerged in Christian history, as well as the sacramental and pastoral practices surrounding death. Questions range from the simple What makes a cemetery Catholic? to Does the Church believe in reincarnation? to What do other religions say about judgment? and What does it mean to say that Jesus sits at God's right hand in heaven? This one-step guide to Catholic teaching on death, judgment, heaven, and hell is a one-of-a-kind book and will make informative, fascinating reading for high school, college, and graduate courses in theology, religion, psychology, social work, counseling, and ministry, especially death and dying courses. Also, adult education and parish study groups on death and dying as well as Christian support groups for bereavement.
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Allah

Allah

This book, Allah: Understanding God in Islam, apart from describing what Islam is, explains that all prophets sent by God, including Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, and Prophet Jesus (Jesus Christ), were Islams prophets too and that Muslims ...

Author: Shaik Kadir

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482865196

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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This book, Allah: Understanding God in Islam, apart from describing what Islam is, explains that all prophets sent by God, including Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, and Prophet Jesus (Jesus Christ), were Islams prophets too and that Muslims must believe in them. The book specifically informs readers that Allah is the same God of every human being of any race, culture, or religion. The book delves into the messages of the Quran, Islams Holy Book, to highlight the importance of knowing the true nature of God, called Allah in Islam. It points out that the proper knowledge of God would compel people to adhere to His commandments in having faith in Him and His practical guidance to acquire a close and rewarding relationship with Allah and His creations as well as with all human beings, who, though diversified in various nationalities and faiths, can be united in spirit and togetherness. The book also emphasises that following Allahs guidance with understanding would facilitate people to appreciate the natural gifts Allah has given to every person and so, instead of getting overwhelmed by ignorance and falling into the trap of hatred and hostility, enable them to live a happy, peaceful, and harmonious life.
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Responses to 101 Questions on Islam

Responses to 101 Questions on Islam

101. questions. on. Islam. Cover designs for this series are by James Brisson ... Summary : Answers questions about the religious traditions of Islam and ...

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: UVA:X004254860

Category: Islam

Page: 173

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Answers questions about the religious traditions of Islam and Muslims, arranged in such categories as Beginnings and Sources, History and Development, Beliefs and Practices, Law and Ethics, Cultural and Intellectual Themes, Women and the Family, and more.
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One Hundred One Questions and Answers on the Crusades and the Inquisition

One Hundred One Questions and Answers on the Crusades and the Inquisition

OTHERBOOKS IN THIS SERIES 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ONTHE BIBLE by Raymond ... T.Ditewig 101 QUESTIONSAND ANSWERS ON ISLAM by John Renard 101 QUESTIONS ...

Author: John Vidmar

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587680830

Category: Church history

Page: 111

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The Crusades and the Inquisition, two separate historical events, are more closely related than most people realize. It is no accident that the Inquisition followed quickly on the heels of the Crusades, just as it is no coincidence that the Crusades as well as the Inquisition have been greatly misunderstood over the centuries, with popular historians focusing on and, indeed, exaggerating the "atrocities" committed by Christian armies and Inquisitors. Recent research has reversed many of these misconceptions, and the results will be enlightening to anyone curious about this much-disputed period in Christian history. In this unique book, which combines discussion of both events and shows how they are related, Fr. John Vidmar, OP, offers a magisterial synthesis of the latest research and brings his own extensive knowledge as a historian of this era to provide an accessible, eminently readable book that will be indispensable to students and average readers alike.
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101 Questions Answers on Prayer

101 Questions   Answers on Prayer

Can Christians use Muslim prayers? Many Christians have been deeply moved by the intensity of Islamic prayer and fasting and by the ways in which it ...

Author: Joseph T. Kelley

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809145618

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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"People have prayed since the beginnings of human culture. But what exactly is prayer? 101 Questions and Answers on Prayer introduces readers to the nature and experience of prayer. Using the ancient understanding of prayer as lifting heart and mind to God, the author answers questions about prayer and the difficulties people may encounter in praying." "101 Questions and Answers on Prayer offers clear and practical answers to these questions and many, many more, providing an excellent introduction to the theology and practice of prayer for all seekers, whatever their age or their level of spiritual development."--BOOK JACKET.
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The True Meaning of Jihad

The True Meaning of Jihad

Islam Religion of Peace with One ExceptionThe Quran does not counsel turning the other cheek but teaches forgiveness and the return of good for evil when the circumstances warrant, but these are very different from not resisting evil.

Author: Farooq Mirza

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ISBN: 1791687687

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In general, Muhammad's use of warfare was neither alien to Arab customs nor to that of the Hebrew prophets. Both believed that God had sanctioned battles with the enemies of the Lord. Biblical stories about the exploits of kings and prophets, such as Moses, Joshua, Elijah, Samuel, Jehu, Saul, and David recount the struggle of a community called by God and the permissibility, indeed a requirement, to take up arms when necessary against those considered enemies of God. There is, however, two major differences between the Biblical and Quranic concept of war. Biblical accounts of war clearly support the massacre of enemy noncombatants, including children, women, and even animals; in contrast, the Quran explicitly prohibits such crimes against humanity. Also, war, when under Quranic rules, is defensive in nature, without exception.Jesus first abrogated the law of genocide when he said: "love your enemies." The Quran, being a continuation of divine revelation, reiterated the message of Jesus and forbade the killing of innocents during the war. According to Islamic doctrine, the use of force is only allowed in self-defense, and the killing of noncombatants is strictly forbidden. The problem of violence lies with the Muslims and not the book itself. All the battles Muhammad fought resulted in the loss of less than a few thousand combatants on both sides. Women, children, and noncombatants were rarely harmed, and prisoners of war were protected. Arabia was chronically a violent society, and the Muslims had to fight its way to peace. Major social change of the type that Muhammad was attempting in the peninsula is rarely achieved without the use of some force. When Muhammad died in 632, almost all the tribes of Arabia had joined the ummah as either Confederates or converted Muslims. Since members of the Ummah could not attack one another, the ghastly cycle of tribal warfare, and of vendetta and counter-vendetta, had ended. Single-handedly, Muhammad had brought peace to war-torn Arabia with the use of a minimum force. Islam Religion of Peace with One ExceptionThe Quran does not counsel turning the other cheek but teaches forgiveness and the return of good for evil when the circumstances warrant, but these are very different from not resisting evil. Far from requiring the Muslim to turn himself into a doormat for the ruthless, the Quran allows punishment of wanton wrongdoers to the full extent of the injury they do. In the refusal to permit such punishments, morality evaporates into impractical idealism or sheer sentimentality. Islam is a religion of peace, with a notable exception: when aggression is committed against its adherents, it becomes mandatory for Muslims to fight in self-defense and that is the true meaning of jihad in the context of armed struggle. Any war of aggression is a mortal sin in Islam. All the campaigns of the Prophet were defensive, and so too were the wars undertaken by the Companions in the earliest period of Islam. Cure for TerrorismTo Quote from John Renard's book, 101 questions, and Answers on Islam, "Islamic criteria governing the call for jihad against an outward enemy are as stringent as Christianity's terms for waging a "just war." According to Muslim tradition, for example, no action can be justified as authentic jihad if any of the following actions occur: killing noncombatants, prisoners of war, or diplomatic personnel; use of poisonous weapons, or inhumane means to kill; atrocities in conquered lands, mutilation of persons and animals, and wanton despoliation of natural resources, and the sexual abuse of captive women. All of that, however, has not prevented horrors from being perpetrated in the very name of Islam, to the great sorrow of many millions of Muslims. Nothing can excuse those who engage in such atrocities, whatever their expressed motivation or avowed religious affiliation." The cure for terrorism is not less but more religion.
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The Handy Islam Answer Book

The Handy Islam Answer Book

Portions of this work were previously published in 101 Questions and Answers on Islam by John Renard, published by Paulist Press, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578595433

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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In an age of continued Middle East volatility, religious extremists, and terrorist threats, the mere mention of Islam and Muslims too often provokes misunderstanding and even rancor. Often overlooked are the important links between the Qur'an and the Bible. Also ignored are the significant historical overlap between Islamic interpretation of history with those of Christianity and Judaism, including the monotheistic belief in a single God. Islam is too often confusing and even opaque to those unfamiliar with it. The Handy Islam Answer Book, is clearly and eloquently written by John Renard, Ph.D., a scholar of Islam with more than 40 years of research and teaching experience. He provides detailed descriptions of the history, beliefs, symbols, rituals, observations, customs, leaders, and organization of the world’s second largest religion. Renard explains the significance of the Five Pillars, Muhammad, various sects, the Qur'an, Islamic law, and much more. This engaging primer is a resource for reliable information about Islam and Muslims and it brings an understanding of the shared humanity that joins Muslims and non-Muslims far more deeply than cultural or religious differences separate them. Truly a must-have reference for our changing and trying times, this user-friendly guide answers nearly 800 questions and offers fun facts that cover Islamic history, religious practices, and Muslim cultural perspectives, including … • When did Islam begin? • Why is Mecca a holy city for Muslims? • Do Muslims worship Muhammad? • What was the fate of Medieval Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land? • What do Muslims mean by the term "Allah"? • What does the crescent moon and star symbol mean to Muslims? • What is the Muslim “call to prayer”? Is it similar to “church bells”? • Do Muslims believe that God “tests” people? • Does Muhammad play a role in Islamic spirituality in a manner similar to Jesus’ role in Christianity? • Is jihad a legal concept for Muslims? • Is it true that Muhammad both preached and engaged in military campaigns? • Do Muslims, Christians, and Jews worship the “same God”? • Why do Jews, Christians, and Muslims all claim parts of Israel/Palestine as “Holy Land”? • Why do some people, such as the Taliban, not want girls to get an education? • Does Islam require wearing face veils? • Does Islam have theologians like Augustine and Thomas Aquinas and the other great Christian thinkers? • Is there any similarity between Muslim and Christian art? Muslims are diverse, and they have a vast spectrum of views about Islam. The Handy Islam Answer Book aims for understanding, which is the first step to uniting, instead of dividing. This helpful books provides a historic timeline, a glossary of commonly used terms, a genealogy from Adam to Muhammad and beyond, a calendar of major observances, and a bibliography help further exploration of one of the world’s great religions.
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When Muslims Ask Answers to 101 Islamic Objections Against Christianity

When Muslims Ask  Answers to 101 Islamic Objections Against Christianity

Brother Jino Varghese has both the experience and understanding of Muslims to write this very helpful book on responding to questions and objections Muslims ...

Author: Jino John Varghese

Publisher: Jino John Varghese

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s Jesus God? Does Jesus demand worship from people. What is the sign of Jonah? Who was ruling the world when Jesus was in the tomb? What about the “contradictions” in the Bible? Does the Bible support the concept of Trinity...? Is the “Son of man”, Son of God? Is there any scientific discoveries mentioned in the Bible? Answers to many more questions like this.
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101 Questions and Answers on the Biblical Torah

101 Questions and Answers on the Biblical Torah

in this series 101 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE BIBLE by Raymond E. Brown ... C. Phan RESPONSES TO 101 QUESTIONS ON ISLAM by John Renard RESPONSES Other Books.

Author: Roland Edmund Murphy

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 080914252X

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Provides Christians with enlightening views about the basic document of the Hebrew Scriptures and of Judaism.
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101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II

101 Questions and Answers on Vatican II

Other Books under the former series title RESPONSES TO 101 QUESTIONS ON THE ... C. Phan RESPONSES TO 101 QUESTIONS ON ISLAM by John Renard RESPONSES TO 101 ...

Author: Maureen Sullivan

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809141337

Category: Religion

Page: 133

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An informative and accessible guide to everything you want to know about Vatican II.
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Encyclopedia of Islam

Encyclopedia of Islam

101 Questions and Answers on Islam. Mah- wah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2004. ———. Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources on Spirituality and Religious ...

Author: Juan Eduardo Campo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126968

Category: Islam

Page: 750

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Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.
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