Sam Shamoun The focus of this study will be to briefly examine the Quranic position on Christians, whether Christians are viewed as believers or blasphemers. We begin with an examination of the first Quranic verse in our discussion:
They include a belief in the absolute unity of God, belief in angels, belief in prophets, belief in scriptures, and belief in the Final Judgment. The first of the doctrines is faith in the absolute unity of God. Tawhid, meaning "making God one," refers to the strict belief of monotheism and the refusal to compromise this position.
In fact, another name for Muslims is muwahhidun, translated as "unitarians" or "upholders of divine unity" Denny He is the only creator and disposer of the Universe, has no partner and no comparable being, none but Allah is worthy of worship Morgan Tawhid is so essential and central to the faith that shirk, or the associating anything with God, is the one fundamental error for Muslims.
As described in the following Quranic verse, shirk is the only sin that God cannot forgive: God forgives not that aught should be with Him associated; less than that He forgives to whomsoever he will. Whoso associates with God anything has gone stray into far error.
In fact, the Arabic word, islam, is translated as "to surrender" or "to submit. These angels have no sex and are made of light, whereas humans are made of clay Denny Although the angels work as messengers and helpers of God, none are considered to be superior to humans. They have no central state, and therefore do not have the capacity, as humans do, to truly know God Glasse Muslims also recognize another kind of supernatural creature, the Jinn.
They can be differentiated from angels in several ways. Jinn, created from fire, are much lower than angels, are either male or female, have limited life spans, and can be either virtuous or wicked. The third doctrine is the belief in the prophets.
Muhammad was the last in a long line of prophets who were entrusted with bringing Scriptures to their peoples Denny The prophets are divided into two classes, rasuls and nabis.
A rasul, or "messenger," was given a major new revelation and was called to communicate what God had sent to them Denny A nabi, or "prophet," is also one whom God has spoken to, but their mission lies within the framework of an existing religion Glasse Regardless of the classification of the prophet, all are believed to "possess all natural perfections, excellent character, truthfulness and honesty in speech and deed before his appointment to office, because it is by virtue of these that he has deserved Prophetic mission and has come into contact with Angels, and received revelation" qtd.
The fourth doctrine involves belief in the scriptures.
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The Quran, meaning "recitation", is held to be the eternal, literal word of God. It was revealed to Muhammad and preserved in the Arabic language and was placed in an order that was commanded by divine revelation Esposito 9.
The fifth doctrine, belief in the Final Judgment, is of extreme significance and is very often emphasized in Islam. With the promise of reward for a life of faith and one of punishment for the unfaithful, final judgment emphasizes ultimate moral responsibility and accountability for each believer Esposito Salvation on the "Last Day" is assured for believers who displayed both faith and works.
God will save the repentant sinner, but will not accept repentance on the verge of death. One must have established a pattern of repentance and good works, even if it was preceded by a life filled with evil-doing.
The time of the "Day of Distinguishing" is unknown to all but Allah. The angel Isafril will sound the trumpet and at that moment the order of the natural world will be inverted. The Quran describes the Garden of Paradise as a heaven filled with peace and dotted with flowing rivers, gorgeous gardens, and shining streams.
It is life-affirming and emphasizes the beauty of creation and enjoyment of pleasures within the limits set by God Esposito Contrastingly, hell is a place of endless pain, suffering, and torment.
It is filled with flames, boiling water, and blistering wind. This punishment is a just one for a life filled with unfaithfulness. The sayings of Muhammad, recorded in the Hadith, tend to favor a more predestinarian viewpoint than the Quran.
For example, he was quoted to say, "Thomas asks if there is a structure of religious authority in Islam, as in the Catholic Church. Read this reply to learn why Islam has no formal clergy. The Quranic View of Christians - Fellow Believers or Unbelieving Polytheists?
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A Primer on Islam Prepared by the students in HON Justice in Islamic Thought Fall - Nazareth College of Rochester. 5 Describe the view of authority in Islam In Islam the only real authoritive from MGT at University of Phoenix%(2). The Structure of Authority in Islam.
This article will see what the Quran and authentic Sunnah reveal about Islam’s view of the concept of authority and how it would impact the Muslim world if properly established. Introduction. During the life time of the Prophet (SAW) matters were simple, either a companion would know what was right.