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» The Five Pillars of Islam
» Do Muslims, Jews and Christians
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» The God of the Qur'an (Koran)
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» Cults and Sects of Islam
» Major Divisions of Islam
» Jihad : Struggle/Holy War
» Islam and Terrorism
» Regarding 9/11

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Non-Christian A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam (Pro) by I. A. Ibrahim (PDF PDF file)
Christian The Christian Witness to the Muslim by John Gilchrist
Non-Christian The Koran (Pro) Fully searchable
Non-Christian Facts about Islam by Mahmoud Zakzouk
Christian The Historial Developement of the Qur'an by Rev. Canon Sell
This work does not profess to be a life of Muhammad. It is a history of the development of the Qur'an, showing how its gradual formation was determined by the events of the Prophet's life. Treated in this way, the Qur'an reveals his change of position towards the various classes of persons with whom he was brought into contact, and by the aptness of its injunctions, its apologies, its denunciations, we are enabled to see how admirably this piecemeal ' revelation was fitted to meet the requirements of Islam as they arose.
Christian Islam: A Challenge to FaithPDF file by Samuel M. Zwemer "Studies on the Muhammadan religion and the needs and opportunities of the Mohammedan world from the standpoint of Christian missions"
Non-Christian Islam and Christianity (Pro) by Mrs. Ulfat Aziz-Us-Samad. This link downloads a zipped file that contains four PDF PDF file files.
Christian Islam in a Biblical Perspective by Abd al-Masih
Christian A Manual of the Leading Muhammadan Objections to Christianity by Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall
Christian The Moslem Christ PDF file by Samuel M. Zwemer. "An Essay on the Life, Character, and Teachings of Jesus Christ According to the Koran and Orthodox Tradition."
Christian The Original Sources of the Qur'an by Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall (PDF PDF file)
Christian The Penalties of Apostasy in Islam by 'Abdurrahmani'l-Djaziri
Islam describes Muslims as worshippers and slaves of Allah (ibaad Allah). They have submitted themselves to him and are therefore his possession. The word Islam means, "surrender, devotion and submission". Whoever falls away from faith in Islam commits -- from an Islamic perspective -- an unforgivable sin. He takes himself away from Allah, his owner -- which is theft -- and weakens the Islamic state, an action branded as revolt or insurrection. He who falls away from Islam must, according to the Sharia, be prosecuted, taken into custody by force, and called on to repent. If necessary, his return is to be "helped" along with torture. He who does not embrace Islam again has, according to the Sharia, forfeited his life and is to be put to death by the state.
Christian The Position of Women in Islam by Hamdun Dagher
Christian The Sources of Islam by Rev. W. St. Clair-Tisdall
By the teaching of Muhammad the Qur'an is of divine origin, and was brought down, as Tradition tells us, word by word by Gabriel to the Prophet's ear. The original is "written on a Tablet, kept in Heaven,"1 "sent down on the night of al Cadr"2 by the Almighty. Thus the Qur'an comes from God alone, heavenly, divine, and uncreate from all eternity. Now if it be shown that much of this grand book can be traced to human Sources existing daily around the Prophet, then Islam falls to the ground. And this is what the Author proves with marvelous power and erudition.
Christian Was Jesus Really Crucified? by Faris al-Qayrawani
No doubt, the cross is the core of the Christian faith. The Bible clearly indicates that the eternal destiny of man depends totally on the atoning death of Christ on the cross. This is what Christianity teaches. This is what Christians believe. Islam rejects the whole concept of the cross. Muslims allege that it is against reason to claim that God, the Omnipotent, would not forgive man's sins without the cross. To say so is to limit God's power. When repentance, they say, is combined with God's mercy and forgiveness, it becomes sufficient to award the penitent all the pleasures of the paradise promised in the Quran.
Non-Christian What Did Jesus Really Say? (Pro) This 600+ page book, written by Misha'al Ibn Abdullah Al-Kadhi, is an extensive, definitive collection of Islamic apologetics and arguments. See also:
Christian What Indeed Did Jesus Say? A Rebuttal to "What Did Jesus Really Say?" (See above). This is a significant site providing a systematic rebuttal to current Islamic apologetics/propaganda.
Christian What do Christians and Muslims Pray? "A Comparison of the Lord's Prayer and the Islamic Fatiha" by Abd al-Masih
Both Muslims and Christians possess their own prayer which they consider to be superior to all others: the Fatiha and the Lord's Prayer, respectively. Let us compare these two prayer treasures, so as to be better able to understand what unites and what divides these two world religions.
Christian Who is Allah in Islam? by Abd al-Masih

See Also:
» Arabic Bible Arabic Bibles online in various formats, including audio and PDF.
» Collection of online books on Islam, in English and/or Arabic, Farsi, French, or Urdu (Christian perspective)
» Research resources section on the Qur'an (Koran)

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• Subject: Islam and Muslims
• First posted: Nov. 20, 1996
• Last Updated: Nov. 23, 2004
• Editors: Anton and Janet Hein
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