“O’ Christ-Worshippers!”: A Qasidah Which Refutes Christianity

February 3, 2013

Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jauziyyah was a prominent Muslim jurist during Islam’s Golden Age. Apart from his jurisdistic prowess, he was also competent in composing qasidah (Arabic poetry). Among his more famous works was the qasidah entitled A’obbad al-Maseeh Fi Naqd al-Nasraniyyah (O Christ-Worshippers! In Refuting Christianity). This qasidah is well-known in the Muslim world and has even been turned into a song. The following is the English translation of the poetry from the Arabic original.

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The Lifecyle of the Universe Foretold in the Qur’an

February 2, 2013

The color composite was created during an analysis of different theories about star formation. Scientists think that the universe first went through a ‘blue phase,’ populated mostly by young stars; then shifted into its current ‘green phase,’ with its mixture of young and old; and will eventually experience a ‘red phase,’ when it possesses mostly aging red giants. The eventual “red phase” towards the death of our universe was supported in 1999 when, for the first time, a picture had been taken by NASA of a dying star which looked identical to a red rose.

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A Philosophical and Theological Response to the “Problem of Evil”

January 28, 2013

In the philosophy of religion, “natural atheology” is defined as the branch of philosophy that attempts to prove the central beliefs of theists (people who believe in a God) as false. One of the most impressive and strongest arguments of natural atheology is to do with the problem of evil. The problem of evil claims that it is unbelievable, if an omnipotent and good God exists, that he would permit so much pain and suffering in the world.

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Suicide Bombers and the Myth of “72 Virgins”

January 28, 2013

One of the biggest Islamophobia propaganda myths is the invention of 72 virgins as a Muslim reward for suicide. This has been repeated to the Western world so often that most people have accepted it as fact. The media wants us to believe that there cannot be anything wrong about Israelis — who must be seen as eternal victims — to cause anyone to commit suicide as a means of striking back at them. It is a sick and despicable mind that feels it has a right to attack, steal, murder and cause harm to others but if the others dare fight back they are wrong and therefore terrorists.

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The Young Marriage of Aishah and the Fallacy of Presentism

June 8, 2011

One of the most commonly-used arguments against Islam by those who are non-Muslims encompasses the relationship between the Prophet Muhammad and his young bride, Aishah. Most non-Muslim polemicists are quick to use this argument in an attempt to discredit the character of Muhammad, thus discrediting the legitimacy of his message, Islam. The most common statements made by the non-Muslim, with regards to this subject, is that the Prophet was a pedophile, since he married and subsequently consummated the marriage with Aishah while she was a very young girl.

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