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The Christian God versus the Muslim God
Question: I was wondering if Muslims feel like Allah loves them? Christianity is based on love - the love of God for His people and the love of Christ, who died for all, and the reciprocated love of Christians for their Go
Author: Nurcholish Madjid
Publisher: Voice Centre, Ciputat, Indonesia
The following discussion has been taken from the General Discussion Forum of Studying Islam (http://www.studying-islam.org), one of our sister sites. While Tariq Mehmood Hashmi is the moderator of this discussion, Aslam Mirhas compiled it for publication in the journal (Editor).
By way of introduction, I like to make a few remarks about this subject for it is so vast.
Islam in the West
Islam has four faces. Islam can be seen as the self-realization of the Arab Nation, as a great monotheistic religion, as a body politic, and as a civilization.1I will deal with all these
I Meaning & Morphology (الصرف و اللغة)
The word ma‘ruf in the Qur’an as well as in Arabic has two meanings:
1. the good and the equitable.
2. the norms and customs of a society.
For example, it is sa
(Tr. by Shehzad Saleem)
وَالْوَالِدَاتُ يُرْضِعْنَ أَوْلَادَهُنَّ حَوْلَيْنِ كَامِلَيْنِ لِمَنْ أَرَادَ أَنْ يُتِمَّ الرَّضَاعَةَ وَعَلَى الْمَوْلُودِ لَهُ
Is the Muslim God a god outside of the world? Is He the Rock that we need most in dire circumstances to take refuge under yet despair to see Him nowhere in this world? Did He create us and then walked out on us that we may face interminable problems unleashed from within the Pandora’s Box? Bah! I feel