Islam Archive

Examining Muslim Apologetics

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 3 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS As Christians encounter Islamic apologetics the topic quickly turns to ultimate sources of authority. Muslims are taught that the Bible is untrustworthy, and many believe that […]

A Post 9/11 Look at Islam

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 1 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Is the Islamic faith a violent religion? Are all Muslims radical militants ready to wage jihad (holy war) against the West? Just […]

Islam Grows into a Strong Presence in America

This article first appeared in the News Watch column of Volume 23 / Number 4 / 2001 issue of the Christian Research Journal. For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org We welcome Islam in America. It enriches our country with Islam’s teachings of self-discipline, compassion, and commitment to […]

WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS (PART TWO)

The following article first appeared in the Witnessing Tips column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 16, number 1 (1993). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Islam has as many branches and sects as Christianity. The two major ones are the Sunnis and the Shias. They split […]

Using the Qur’an and the Hadith as a Bridge for Sharing the Gospel

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 1 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS A crucial key to understanding the Islamic worldview lies in understanding the importance of the hadith (the traditions of Muhammad) to Muslims. Only the Qur’an is […]

Allah Does not Belong to Islam

This article first appeared in the Viewpoint column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 1 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Since September 11, scores of commentaries have been written about terrorism and Islam, many from Christian leaders. It is remarkable how writers unfamiliar […]

IS ISLAM THE “END” OF CHRISTIANITY? (PART TWO)

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 3 (2003). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org In the first part of our study, we examined the Muslim belief that Islam has fulfilled and superseded Christianity, thus bringing it […]

IS ISLAM THE “END” OF CHRISTIANITY? (PART ONE)

This article first appeared in the Effective Evangelism column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 25, number 2 (2002). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Fundamental to the Muslim view of Christianity are the two lenses through which Muslims see all of reality: The Qur’an and the […]

HATE BEGOTTEN OF HATE: Louis Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam

“I looked over Jordan, what did I see, coming for to carry me home? A band of angels coming after me, coming for to carry me home.” (old Negro spiritual) “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” (1 Cor. 15:19) The Christian belief in […]

SUFIS: THE MYSTICAL MUSLIMS

A popular expression of Muhammad’s religion in the Western world today is Sufism, Islam’s mystical way. The current interest in Sufism can be largely explained by pointing to the same factors which account for the popularity of several diverse Eastern mystical traditions among Westerners. These factors include a hunger for lifetransforming spiritual experience, and an […]