Spread Of Islam

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On September 11th, 2001, the United States of America changed forever. When the World Trade Center was attacked, 2,996 Americans were killed due to those attacks on that day. Islam was already known to a certain degree by the world, but this event brought upon some “begging questions” in the world, and also, in churches of Christ. What is Islam? What do they believe? Is it a religion of peace? How is it that they are changing the world? What does the Qur’an say? Is their religion the true one? All of these questions are important to ask, since the religion of Islam has been one of the fastest growing religions in the world today. Many estimate that in just a few decades, the amount of Muslims in the world is expected to increase substantially. …show more content…
Contrary to what many think, Muslims do believe in Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Jacob, Jesus, and many other biblical people. However, their understandings of such people is different. One may ask: “If they believe in the people mentioned in the Bible, then why don’t they just use the Bible as their sacred text? Why the Qur’an?” This is where an examination of the Qur’an becomes rather interesting. Any faithful Muslim will make the claim that the Words of the Bible were given by God, but were corrupted by men later on, thus rendering the Bible untrustworthy, and leaving the need for another sacred book (in this case, the Qur’an). When considering why Muslims use another book for their religious instruction, many ponder upon passages like Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Timothy 3:16, 17, and 2 Peter 1:3, and wonder how any kind of religious group could even try getting away with saying they agree with the Bible, while adding another “sacred” text. Well, Muhammad successfully (in the sense of his deceiving of his listeners) claimed that the Bible was contaminated by men and changed (Qur’an 2:75). In response to this, an important question must be and is asked: “If you believe the Bible is corrupted, then how do you know that the Qur’an isn’t corrupted too, since it makes mention of the Torah and many of the same people the Bible mentions?” Many respond to the claim something like this: “The parts of the Bible that agree with the Qur’an are not corrupted, by all parts that do not agree with the Qur’an are the parts that are corrupted.” This is an amazing coincidence! Their claim is, that the only parts of the Bible that are wrong are the parts that disagree with their doctrine! This is clearly an attempt at an “easy way out”, and has no historical or evidential basis to prove its claims. The Bible is easily the most reliable ancient text from its time. There exists around 5,500 ancient manuscripts of

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