Islam

A response to Dr Jonathan Brown on the five daily prayers

This article is in response to Dr Jonathan Brown’s article, which can be read here.   I fear that Dr Brown is being rather disingenuous in this posting!   He must know in his heart of hearts that the reason he and I disagree as to the likely origin of the 5 daily prayers owes […]

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Where did Islam come from?

It is a curious feature of the Qur’an that it should give a notably starry role to an episode fundamental, not to Muslim, but to Christian faith: the visitation by an angel to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Indeed, the Annunciation is retold in the Holy Book of Islam not once, but twice. Mary […]

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