Summary of First Series on MonotheismWe will start by establishing the relationship between prophet-hood and the concept of monotheism. In the last series of eight programs our focus was on Islamic creed. We stated that the Muslim creed is that there is no deity but Allah (God) and Muhammad is his messenger. Our focus was

Summary of the previous lecture “Need for Prophets” We started off by answering one question: Why can’t we obtain the information that revelation gives through science? Science can give us some information but it is based on individual perception, which can vary.’ Science explains partial aspects of life but not the totality of life.’ It

Summary of Previous Lecture “Revelation & Characteristics” Two basic areas were discussed in this lecture.’ One was continuing the discussion concerning the concept of revelation.’ The main highlight was that the last and most authenticated form of revelation came to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), through the agent angel Gabriel.’ We know this revelation was dictated

Summary of Previous Lecture “Islamic & Biblical Versions” The lecture focused on the nature of prophet-hood itself and the basic fundamental characteristics of a prophet.’ From an Islamic standpoint, there are no extreme characteristics that prophets had as is shown in scriptures prior to the Qur’an. One of those extremes is the deification of a

Summary of Previous Lecture “Prophecy, Ingenuity & Miracles”The last lecture continued exploring the definition of prophet-hood in Islam.’ Five basic points were touched upon.’ One was the difference between prophecy and prophet-hood.’ A person is not a prophet because he has a prophecy or the ability to foretell the future.’ A prophecy is only one

Summary of Previous Lecture “Finality of Prophethood” In the past five sessions the discussion focused on the various aspects of prophet-hood in Islam.’ The main subjects that were covered are the need for prophets, the description and characteristics of a prophet, the basic mission of a prophet, the infallibility of a prophet and how he

Summary of’2.6 ‘Jesus in The Qur’an ‘ Birth The last program began the topic of Jesus (PBUH) in the Qur’an concerning his mission and nature.’ Four basic points were emphasized. First, was the extent to which Jesus (PBUH) is mentioned in the Qur’an.’ Out of the hundred and fourteen chapters in the Qur’an, eleven chapters

The previous program clarified the Qur’an’s standpoint on Jesus as a word or spirit from God. According to the Qur’an, the usage of the word of God refers to a command of God; in that sense, all human beings are words of God because we are all created by the command of God.’ The Qur’an

Host: To all of the viewers of the Islam In Focus program I greet you with the greetings of all of the prophets from Abraham to Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) AsalmuAlikum which means peace be upon you.’ In today’s session we will be dealing with the ninth program in the series on prophet-hood in Islam.’ In

Five basic issues were discussed in the previous program.’ The first was that, as a general rule, the Qur’an establishes that the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims is that of justice, kindness and peaceful co-existence.’ Second, we said that in addition to this general rule, which applies to all non-Muslims, we find that the Qur’an

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