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Does Islam believe in Jesus Christ?

   Islam is the last divine religion in the world that was delivered by the last of prophets Mohamed (peace be upon him). It has a very inclusive doctrine. It believes in all the divine scriptures the Torah (given to Moses), the Gospel (given to Jesus), the Psalms (given to David), and the Scrolls (given to Abraham), plus the Quran (given to Mohamed). It also believes in all the previous messengers from Adam to Jesus Christ (peace be upon them all). However, this religion is constantly accused of baseless claims such as degrading women and hating all non-believers plus many other false stereotypes. In BriefTruth we have logically confuted the claim of degrading women in the article " does Islam degrade women? ". And in this article we are going to answer the question “ does Islam believe in Jesus Christ? And what does it say about him and his mother Mary (peace be upon them all)?    Does Islam believe in Jesus Christ? The brief answer is that Islam does not only believe in Je

What happened to a Christian lady after she had read the Quran?

 What happened to a Christian lady after she had read the Quran? Due to the enormous media campaign targeting Islam and Muslims and associating all the terrorist events to the Islamic background of the perpetrator rather than to his criminal record or mental health as is the case when the perpetrator is a white western person, most non-Muslims including Christians start hating or at least fearing Islam and its followers. As an expected consequence, ordinary people falsely believe that the Quran is full of hateful verses and encourages its readers to hate, attack, and even kill the non-believers. This has resulted in a wave of hate and racist attacks targeting Muslim minorities and Muslim immigrants all over western countries and it is getting bigger and bigger every day. However, media outlets are not the only factor to blame for this hate wave. The audience's laziness and their tendency to hate others based only on what they hear about them without any little effort to investigate

Women in Islam

Women in Islam A muslim woman reciting the Quran  First, let’s agree that what you are going to read in this article is completely different from the stereotypes you hear and read on daily bases in media outlets. It is also far away from the current situation of women in most Islamic societies. Most of the time cultural values and traditions overwhelm  religious guidance and there is a huge difference between the two.   In Islam, a woman is an equal entity to a man in terms of rights and  their relation to Allah. They are both promised the same reward for good deeds and the same punishment  for evil deeds or misconduct. The Qur'an says:   “And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women”. ( 2:228 ) “O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from this pair scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah, through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and rev

The Quran in brief

Muslims believe in all the heavenly sacred books, but they also believe that the Quran is the only holy book that remains intact. That’s why they only follow the instructions and guidance of the Quran. So, what is the Quran? Briefly put, it is the Islamic holy book. Muslims believe that the Quran is the words of God dictated to the prophet Muhammad -peace be upon him- in the Arabic language. The Quran is translated into many languages, but Muslims believe that the Arabic version has a subtle power that cannot be felt in or translated into other languages. Yet everyone can feel this power by listening to the Arabic reciting of the Quran even if he/she does not understand Arabic. Here are the English translations of some famous verses of the Quran: "This(the Quran) is an insight to humanity—a guide and a lesson to the God-fearing."  Ali 'Imran, verse  138   " It is not for Allah to take a son! Glory be to Him. When He decrees a matter, He simply tells it, “Be!” And it

Prayer in Islam

  First let us distinguish between two types of prayers in Islam. The first one is called “Du’a”. It means to request help from God or ask God to accomplish your wishes or fulfil your needs, protect you and so on. This type of prayer could be done anywhere any time by anyone without any mediator between the worshiper and God. Everybody can raise his/her hand and ask directly anything he/she wants  from God.  The second type of prayer is called “Salat”.   This later is divided into two types; Optional (nawafil) and obligatory (fard). The optional one can be performed voluntarily anytime in the day. It is preferred to be performed individually at home. The best time of Nawafil payer is at night  .     The (fard) prayer on the other hand has certain times that Muslims must do their best to not miss. They are performed five times a day as follows: “Alfajr” is performed before the sun rises and it’s the first prayer that Muslims start their days with. “A Dohr“ is performed at the

What is Islam?

Briefly put, Islam is a divine monotheistic religion. the followers of Islam (Muslims) believe in all the prophets from Adam to Mohamed peace be upon them all. They also believe in all the sacred heavenly books which are the Quran (given to Muhammad), the Torah (given to Moses), the Gospel (given to Jesus), the Psalms (given to David), and the Scrolls (given to Abraham). yet, they believe that the Quran is the only holy book that remained intact.   The five pillars of Islam: To be a Muslim you have to adhere to these five pillars: Declare that there is no God but Allah and Mohamed (peace be upon him)is his messenger. Pray five times a day Fast the holy month of Ramadan. Give Zakat (a portion of one's wealth around 5% ) that rich people should pay yearly to those in need. Perform a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your life if it is within your means. That's it.    

what did Muslims do to him in prison?

Martin Garnett a 25-year-old man tells his experience with Muslims in a prison in Thailand