Islam Revival - Part 2


1 Suzanne Haneef, What Everyone Should Know About Islam and Muslims (Chicago: Kazi Publications, 1979). p. 18.
2 This was the approximate Islamic population when this book was published in 1921. Today the Muslim population is estimated be between 800 million to one billion.
3 Maulvi Muhammad Ali, Muhammad and Christ (Lahore, lndia: The Ahmadiyya Anjuman-i-Ishaat-i-Islam, 1921), p. 7.
4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, THE HOLY QUR'AN: Text, Translation and Commentary (Qatar: Qatar National Printing Press, 1946), p. 401.
5 Haneef, op. cit., p. 30.
6 Qur'an 3:12; 41:53; 14:13-14.
7 Maulana Muhammad Ali, The Religion of Islam (Lahore, Pakistan: The Ahmadiyyah Anjuman Isha'at Islam, 1950), p. 249.
8 Maurice Bucaille, The Bible, The Qur'an and Science, trans. Alastair D. Pannell and Maurice Bucaille (Paris: North America Trust Publication, 1978), p. 125.
9 Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Koran (New York: The New American Library, 1963), p. xxviii
10 Bucaille, op. cit., p. 130
11 L. Bevan Jones, The People of the Mosque (London: Student Christian Movement Press, 1932), p. 62.
12 Due to lack of space this argument cannot be pursued here. The interested reader may write to the author in care CRI for further information on this.
13 John Warwick Montgomery, Faith Founded on Fact (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1978), p. 94.
14 Also, cf. Qur'an 4:47.
15 Bucaille, op. cit. p. 251.
16 Pickthall, op. cit., pp. x-xi.
17 e.g. Mani, in the third century, claimed to be the "Paraclete" or the "Comforter" spoken of by Jesus in John 14:16, 26. The Baha'is, originating from within Islam itself, likewise believe that their founder Baha'u'llah was foretold in the Bible. And the Mormons believe that Ezekiel prophesied the coming of one of their scriptures, The Book of Mormon.
18 They also believe that the Qur'an refers to this in surah 7:157.
19 Hazrat Mirza Bashir-Ud-Din Mahmud Ahmad, Introduction to the Study of the Holy Quran (London:The
London Mosque, 1949), pp. 84-85. Also cf. Ulfat Aziz-UsSamad, Islam and Christianity (Karachi, Pakistan:
Begum Aisha Bauany Wakf, 1974), p. 96.
20 'Abdu 'L-Ahad Dauud, Muhammad in the Bible (Kuala Lumpur: Pustaka Antara, 1979), p. 2.
21 Also cf. John 7:16, 8:28.
22 Also cf. John4:19; 6:14; 7:40; 9:l7; Matt. 21:11; Luke 7:16.
23 cf. Exodus 33:l1.
24 cf. Qur'an 17:59; 17:90-93; 6:37; 6:109.
25 Also d. Luke 24:27.
26 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, op. cit., p. 1540. (Also, cf. p. 144)
27 The Greek word "Paracletos" may be translated as "comforter," "counselor," "advocate," or "helper."
28 Dauud, op. cit., p. 216.
29 Blaise Pascal, Pensees, number 599.
30 The interested reader might consult the following works for a more in-depth understanding of Christian apologetics: John Warwick Montgomery, History and Christianity, InterVarsity Press, and Faith Founded on Fact, Thomas Nelson; Norman L Geisler and William E. Nix, A General Introduction to the Bible, Moody Press; Wilbur M. Smith, Therefore Stand, Baker Book House; Josh McDowell, Evidence That Demands a Verdict, Here's Life Publishers; and Don Stewart, The Bible, Here's Life Publishers.
31 John Warwick Montgomery, History and Christianity (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press 1976), p. 29.
32 e.g., 2 Pet. 1:16; Luke 1:1-2; Acts 4:19-20; 1 John 1:1, 3.
33 Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History III, 39.
34 Irenaeus, Against Heresies III, I. I.
35 e.g., William M. Ramsay, The Bearing of Recent Discovery on the Trustworthiness of the New Testament, Baker
Book House, and Was Christ Born at Bethlehem? Baker Book House; Kathleen M. Kenyon, Archaeology in the Holy Land; Thomas Nelson Publishers; and E.M. Blaiklock, The Archaeology of The New Testament, Thomas Nelson Publishers.
36 Nelson Glueck, Rivers in the Desert (Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society of America, 1969), p. 31.
37 A.N. Sherwin-White, Society and Roman Law in the New Testament (reprint ed.; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1978), p. 189.
38 Abdullah Yusuf Ali, op. cit., pp. 285, 287.
39 Frederick G. Kenyon, Our Bible and the Ancient Manuscripts (New York Harper and Brothers, 1941), p.23.
40 cf. Qur'an 4:157, 158.
41 Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (New York Oxford University Press, 1976), p.253.

This article first appeared in the Fall 1985 issue of the Forward magazine (which became the Christian Research Journal).

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