The Story of Abdul Saleeb. My name [pseudonym] is “Abdul Saleeb.” I was born and raised in a Muslim country in the Middle East. Even though. Each has been helpful in its own way, some far more than others. I have found ” Answering Islam” by Norm Geisler and Abdul Saleeb (not his real name) is be far . Answering Islam has ratings and 18 reviews. Paul said: This is the first book I read on Islam (I refer to the first edition). I thought it by. Norman L. Geisler.

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As a anwwering plug, for any interested, I critique Islam here. Jun 12, Marti Wade rated it really liked it Shelves: My spiritual journey went on for months. A good summary of the differences between Islam and Christianity and a Christian geisled to those differences.

Since God is utterly transcendent and incapable of being known, the starting points for reflection upon him are the order of nature and the order of life.

By the providence of God and because of various circumstances, I ended up enrolling in an International Christian School. Lists with This Book.

Much needed information for today’s culture. It was pretty hard to get through, though. Further, the miracle claims attributed to Muhammad are dubious. Brief Comments on Logic. Like almost any other Muslim, my original reaction to the claims of Christians about Jesus Christ was that of utter answerinh.

But still, as a general critique, this book is solid. The Crescent in Light of the Cross. This offer was open in but probably not open any longer.

The New Testament documents have proven to be reliable concerning this famous event, and the Muslim must stand against the majority of scholarship to make this claim.

Dec 24, Jonathan Washburn rated it really liked it Shelves: Answering Islam evaluates the claims of orthodox Islam from a Christian point of view, appealing especially to the Qur’an and the Answeging.

Highly recommended reading during these days, especially if you go through it with a copy of the Qur’an. Islamic ethics, law, and jurisprudence finds its basis in this period as well.


That brief encounter forced me geiler start on a journey, engage my Christian friends in hours of cordial discussion and debate about the truthfulness of the Christian faith.

Geisler and Saleeb provide a basic anewering thorough introduction to the theology of orthodox Islam and its challenge it presents to orthodox Christianity.

Afterwards, is a glossary of Islamic terms and their meanings. Muhammad, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. My view of other religions especially Judaism and Christianity was that although they were fundamentally the same since they had all been revealed by one God, they were all inferior to Islam because all of them had to various degrees corrupted the original message of their founding prophets, something that we as Muslims have not done.

The fact that the Messiah was not going to be just a prophet but Mighty God himself, was therefore a truth that gejsler been prophesied seven hundred years before Christ in the Old Testament, and not something that had been made up by Christians many years or centuries after Christ!

The Basic Doctrines of Orthodox Islam. A Positive Defense of the Christian Perspective.

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It is invaluable as a tool for understanding the most serious religious challenge to Christianity in the modern world. How could any rational being believe such things about an honored prophet of God?

This is an informative read for those interested in understanding Islam, especially it’s relation with the Christian faith. Its unity, though impressive, fails to provide a positive case for divinity.

The foundation of all Muslim belief is the absolute unity and sovereignty of God. But for me, the most impressive factor about Christ, were the multitudes of Old Testament prophecies about the coming of the Messiah. Their defense for their holy book is premised on its miraculous nature. Uthman was able to destroy and consolidate the texts into one canon, but the fact remains: The rapid spread of Islam shows that God Most High sent it as his final revelation to man.

Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross

Its defense of historic Christianity at the end is very snswering, especially for the new Christian with the caveat that the discussion on the Trinity This is the first book I read on Islam I refer to the first edition. While Muslims believe that God created humans, their view of humanity is strikingly different to Christianity.


Muslims believe in four archangels and numerous lesser angelic beings.

Like everything else, the Christian should not just use or resort to this book for his understanding of Islam.

Islm a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chief among all prophets is the founder of Islam, Muhammad. Muslim Sects and Movements. If so, then are not the works of Shakespeare and Homer miraculous too?

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Popular Muslim Accusations against the. To begin, Muhammad would not have asked his followers to accept a distorted version of the New Testament, but the New Testament of his day is substantially identical to that of today. Karen Pearson rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Though Islam and Christianity seem to share some similar traits, the two are too disparate to provide any sort of ecumenical union.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Selected pages Title Page. Logically, determinism forces the Muslim to acknowledge that God performs contradictory actions.

Christians ought not fall into the trap of thinking that, for some reason, whenever a Christian critiques another religion or view point we nail it, but whenever another view critiques us they automatically misunderstand us. While Muslims claim that there are many inconsistencies within the Biblical text itself, each claim is arbitrary and ultimately ineffective. However, throughout all this time I never doubted the fundamentals of my religious faith.