Other Religions Archive

How Different Religions See God

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The world’s religions have varying concepts of God, and depict their deities in many different ways. Those diverse traditions have inspired great works of religious art, literature and cinema, and their influence even finds its way into people’s homes, in the form of the devotional objects that they hang on [ Continue reading…]

What Christianity and Islam have in common

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There are many people today who argue Islam and Christianity are locked in a civilizational war, a view that has become a rationale for a number of the Trump administration’s policies. This argument, however, is an inaccurate and simplistic assessment of the relationship between these two faiths. Quite distinct from [ Continue reading…]

Muslims Helped Jewish Neighbors Every Year

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Thanks to their Muslim neighbors, Jews living in Muslim countries from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east, were able to celebrate their annual Passover liberation from Pharaoh’s bondage, not only spiritually but also physically, according to the religious principle that the celebration should ‘begin with the darkness [ Continue reading…]

Shared names of God in Islam and Judaism

Polytheists have many names for God because they have many Gods; just as every human has many names for his or her many relatives and friends. But how can monotheistic religions like Islam and Judaism have many names for the one and only God in whom they deeply believe? The [ Continue reading…]

Pre-Messianic Events To Come

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The last seven months of 2017 will see one or more pre-Messianic events. Islamic traditions (Ahadith) say: Abu Saeed al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah said: ”He (Mahdi) will be sent at a time of intense disputes and differences among people and disasters.” (Ahmad) Nothing surprising about that. People [ Continue reading…]

Does The Qur’an Support Attacks On Judaism

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In no way is the Qur’an anti-Judaism or anti-Jewish. However, there are people now, and there were people in the past; who have misused verses in the Qur’an for the purpose of vilifying and attacking Jews and other people of the book.   Just as some Muslims have misused verses [ Continue reading…]

The Proof of Reincarnation: Stories of First Hand Experiences

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Reincarnation Story 1: The Case of Ma Tin Aung Myo A case reported by Stevenson involved a Burmese girl called Ma Tin Aung Myo. She claimed to be the reincarnation of a Japanese soldier killed during the Second World War. The case spans huge cultural differences between the person reporting [ Continue reading…]

Allah’s Messenger and Reform Judaism

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Allah’s Apostle was a messenger for all nations and not just for Arabs or Muslims: “We have not sent you but as an unequalled mercy for all the worlds” (Anbiya 21:107). I think of myself as a Reform Rabbi who is a Muslim Jew. Actually I am a Muslim Jew [ Continue reading…]

Jewish-Muslim Brotherhood in Trump’s USA

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After a Florida mosque was torched in an arson attack, a local Muslim noticed something odd about donations made to a repair fund he launched. Instead of the round numbers Adeel Karim expected —$25, $50, $100 or more —the donations were in multiples of $18 — $36, $72, $90 and [ Continue reading…]

Ka’ba and Beit HaMikdash in Israel’s Parliament

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A Jewish-Muslim Ties Caucus was inaugurated in Israel’s Parliament on January 24, 2017 by MK Zouheir Bahloul and MK Yehuda Glick. While this should have been done many years ago, we should support it now. For more than ten years I have been writing articles that have appeared in many [ Continue reading…]