Tag: Quran

Christianity and Islam: Love and Justice

Woman holding up placard

I understand Christianity to be a religion of love. We are told by Jesus to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. When we are wronged by someone, we must forgive them. The importance of love of neighbour is strongly emphasised… Continue Reading “Christianity and Islam: Love and Justice”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 5: God’s Sovereignty)

As many of you know, the focus of much of my writing is on the divine sovereignty versus human free will problem. One of my life goals is to bring a deeper understanding of this subject to people who are interested in matters of… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 5: God’s Sovereignty)”

Spiritual Life Update

Blessings upon you, friends. I hope you are all feeling peaceful and well. I thought that today I would share where I am standing spiritually after spending quite of lot of time reading the Qur’an and exploring the differences and similarities between Christianity and… Continue Reading “Spiritual Life Update”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 4: Lord of the Worlds)

Quran

There is an interesting phrase that occurs dozens of times in the Qur’an. The phrase, which is used when referring to God, is ‘Lord of the Worlds’. When I read the Qur’an for the first time, my immediate reaction to this interesting phrase was… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 4: Lord of the Worlds)”

Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 3: Life as a Game)

Man reading Qur'an

In this series of posts about the religion of Islam, I am sharing thoughts that have occurred to me while reading the Qur’an. Today, I’d like to refer to instances where the word ‘game’ is used in the Qur’an. This is of particular interest… Continue Reading “Understanding the Qur’an (Episode 3: Life as a Game)”