What was the sign of Junah?

Over a thousand million Christians today blindly accept that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ. They produce “a thousand and one” prophecies from the Jewish Bible (the Old Testament) to prove their claim that Jesus was the Messiah promised to the Jews. Let us hold the “thousand” prophecies in abeyance for...

Trinitarian Christianity in Europe

After the decisions which were reached at the Councils of Nicea in 325 AD and of Constantinople in 381 AD had paved the way for the ‘final’ formulation and ratification of the doctrine of Trinity – a doctrine which even Paul himself had not expounded back in the 1st...

Crucifixion or cruci-fiction? Part 2

The question arises: ‘Why did she go there?’ ‘to anoint him’, Mark 16:1 tells us. The Hebrew word for anoint is ‘masaha’, which means to rub, to massage, to anoint (read ‘Who Moved the Stone’). The second question is: ‘Do Jews massage dead bodies after 3 days?’ The answer is ‘No!’ ‘Do...

Crucifixion or cruci-fiction?

Few Years back, an American historical researcher and mathematician, Michael Hart, published a book called ‘The 100, the Greatest Hundred in History’ In his book he gives the names of the 100 ‘Most Influential Men in History’ and his reasons for their positions in his list. Amazingly, he (most...

Christianity past and present

The origin of Christianity is like that of other Divine revelations such as the messages of Noah, Abraham and Moses. Every Divinely revealed message is unanimous in its fundamental religious creed such as: Belief in God as Singular and Alone and without any associate; Belief that He was neither...

Why do priests convert to Islam?

Many people ask me how a preacher or priest in Christianity can ever go to Islam, especially considering all the negative things that we hear about Islam and Muslims everyday. Some people are simply curious, while others take a profound exception to my “conversion” to Islam. Some have asked...

The origin of crucifixion

Crucifixion was the common mode of eliminating political prisoners, murderers and insurgents. Long before the birth of Jesus, the Phoenecians had experimented with various methods to get rid of their anti-social characters. They had tried hanging, impaling, stoning, drowning, etc. But all these were too quick in their effects;...

Resurrection or resuscitation

Presently, Rev. Roberts approached me and after introducing himself he gestured to me to hand over to him the Bible which I was holding in my hand. I handed the book. He opened it and began reading to me: ‘And this is life eternal that they should know Thee...

Polygamy in Judaism and Christianity

Polygamy is not a practice limited to the religion of Islam; rather, it is something well-known in the history of the People of the Book, the Jews and the Christians, as well.  It is only in the later times that their religious men frowned upon it or forbade it...

Barnabas and the early Christians

Barnabas, or Bar Nabe, which means ‘son of consolation’ or ‘son of exhortation’, was a Jew and was born in Cyprus. He was known as Joses, or Joseph, but was given this new name by the disciples of Jesus, peace be on him and them. Although little mention is...