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Jesus Christ, Chrisitianity and Bible
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JESUS CHRIST:
CHRISTIANITY & BIBLE
By
Brigadier Aftab Ahmad Khan(R)
MA, MBA, LADSC(USA)
E MAIL: faithforum@live.com
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The Author & Books:
Aftab Ahmad Khan, is an ardent student of Semitic religions. After retirement form military as a Brigadier, he is dedicated to research and writing with broader and pragmatic perspective. A graduate of Command & Staff College Quetta and Pakistan Air War College also attended a course in USA. He has held various command, staff and instructional appointments. In quest for knowledge he completed Masters in Business Administration as well in Political Science. He also served in corporate sector. He has widely traveled including North America, Europe, Middle East, China, Far East and Australia. He articles are regularly published (www.defencejournal.com).The research work has been compiled in the form of following books, being published in same sequence, freely made available for the benefit of humanity:
The Creator
The Creation
The Guidance
Islam: The Broader Perspective
The Final Messenger & Scripture
The Last Prophet (pbuh) [three articles]
Islam: A General Introduction (edited and updated translation of: “Ta’rif-e-Aam Bi-Din Il-Islam” by: Sheikh Ali al-Tantawi).
Significance of Knowledge
Philosophy & Impact
Jesus: Christianity & Bible
Islam and the People of the Book(Jews & Christians)
12. The Fundamentals of Islam
13. Metaphysics [Invisible world, predestination & salvation]
14. Modern Challenges
15. Islam and Society
16. The Infallible Imamate
PUBLICATION, translation and reproduction of books by Aftab Ahmad Khan, in full or in part on non commercial basis is permitted subject to following:
The contents should not be altered to mean what is not intended to be meant by the author. It will be appreciated if the author is also informed.The law of the land is fully respected and not violated.
The reference of the author, e mail, web sites, blog is mentioned:
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In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The most Merciful
FOREWORD
Presently more than half of world population comprise of Christians and Muslims. These great faiths, along with the small but economically and politically powerful Jews are linked to the common ancestor, the great patriarch and Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). These civilizations have greatly influenced the whole world during last two millenniums. Despite believing in the same One God, which Abraham and his children worshiped, there is an element of suspicious, mistrust and hatred, developed trough long historically process.
Major chunk of Byzantine Empire and Spain fell to Muslims after 7th century. It was followed by the ‘Crusaders’, the series of wars fought from the late eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, in which European Christian kings and warriors on instigation of Popes, set out to gain control of the lands in which Jesus lived, known as the Holy Land. The Crusades had several lasting results, while exposing the Europeans to the goods, technology, and customs of Asia, they left lasting scars of animosity and hatred among the Christian (Western) and Islamic civilizations.
Islam is misunderstood due to many fallacies, which exist among Christians, non Muslims and even amongst some Muslims. The main reasons contributing towards these delusions are; historic, geopolitical, social, cultural, economic, and religious and lack of understanding of Islam, and its values due to restricted and subjective view. Attributing every violent act performed by some Muslims, to Islam is not fair. Islam is strictly the monotheist religion of ‘Peace’ literally and from core, it does not encourage violence or suicide, rather killing of innocent people is considered as a crime against humanity. (Qur’an:4:29, 5:32, 17:33). The legitimate warfare by the state is to be conducted strictly within laid down limits (Qur’an:2:216,190-193, 60:8-9).
Besides Abraham, Moses and other biblical prophets, Jesus Christ is highly revered by Muslims as the last Hebrew Prophet, miraculously born a belief also shared by many Christians. Qur’an goes a step farther by declaring Jesus and Mary as a Sign of God, for (Aayah-Li-Al-Alamen) the entire universe (Qur’an;21:91). Though the Jews not only reject and disbelieve in Jesus Christ but treat him with contempt. The two books: “Jesus Christ: Christianity and Bible”, and “Islam and the People of the Book (Jews & Christians)” are modest endeavor to present the pragmatic perspective of Jesus, Christianity, Bible and their relationship with Islam by synthesizing the works of great scholars. The commonalities of his teachings with Islam, which despite being obscured (under the subjective, tainted implausible views with the sole objective of supporting certain doctrines) by theologians with vested interests, still can be found even in the existing Scriptures. It is hoped this effort will contribute in removing some misconceptions and misunderstandings to bring the two great civilizations closer. Efforts have been made to be as precise as possible without any prejudice, or contempt. However error or omissions if any are incidental for which forgiveness from God is sought: “Our Lord! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake.”(Qur’an;2:286).
Brigadier Aftab Ahmad Khan(R)
MA, MBA, LADSC(USA)
[Helios Parakletos: hlioV paraklhtoV]
19 March, 2009
Lahore Pakistan
E MAIL: faithforum@live.com
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INDEX
CHAPTER:1-JESUS CHRIST LIFE &TEACHINGS…
CHAPTER:2-EVOLUTION OF CHRISTIANITY-NEW FAITH
CHAPTER:3-AMBIVALENT,TERMINOLOGIES,DOCTRINES
CHAPTER:4-MONOTHEISM IN CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:5-DOCTRINES REFUTED IN BIBLE
CHAPTER:6-JESUS AND DIVINITY
CHAPTER:7-MAIN BRANCHES OF CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:8-IMPACT OF ISLAM ON CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:9-THE BIBLE
CHAPTER:10-THE GOSPEL OF JESUS BY BARNABAS
CHAPTER:11-MONOTHEISM IN BIBLE
CHAPTER:12-PROPHET MUHAMMAD(PBUH)IN BIBLE
CONCLUSION
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Presently more than half of world population comprise of Christians and Muslims. These great faiths, along with the small but economically and politically powerful Jews are linked to the common ancestor, the great patriarch and Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him). These civilizations have greatly influenced the whole world during last two millenniums. Despite believing in the same One God, which Abraham and his children worshiped, there is an element of suspicious, mistrust and hatred, developed trough long historically process.
Major chunk of Byzantine Empire and Spain fell to Muslims after 7th century. It was followed by the ‘Crusaders’, the series of wars fought from the late eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, in which European Christian kings and warriors on instigation of Popes, set out to gain control of the lands in which Jesus lived, known as the Holy Land. The Crusades had several lasting results, while exposing the Europeans to the goods, technology, and customs of Asia, they left lasting scars of animosity and hatred among the Christian (Western) and Islamic civilizations.
Islam is misunderstood due to many fallacies, which exist among Christians, non Muslims and even amongst some Muslims. The main reasons contributing towards these delusions are; historic, geopolitical, social, cultural, economic, and religious and lack of understanding of Islam, and its values due to restricted and subjective view. Attributing every violent act performed by some Muslims, to Islam is not fair. Islam is strictly the monotheist religion of ‘Peace’ literally and from core, it does not encourage violence or suicide, rather killing of innocent people is considered as a crime against humanity. (Qur’an:4:29, 5:32, 17:33). The legitimate warfare by the state is to be conducted strictly within laid down limits (Qur’an:2:216,190-193, 60:8-9).
Besides Abraham, Moses and other biblical prophets, Jesus Christ is highly revered by Muslims as the last Hebrew Prophet, miraculously born a belief also shared by many Christians. Qur’an goes a step farther by declaring Jesus and Mary as a Sign of God, for (Aayah-Li-Al-Alamen) the entire universe (Qur’an;21:91). Though the Jews not only reject and disbelieve in Jesus Christ but treat him with contempt. The book: “Jesus Christ: Christianity and Bible”, is a modest endeavor to present the pragmatic perspective of Jesus, Christianity, Bible and their relationship with Islam by synthesizing the works of great scholars. The commonalities of his teachings with Islam, which despite being obscured (under the subjective, tainted implausible views with the sole objective of supporting certain doctrines) by theologians with vested interests, still can be found even in the existing Scriptures. It is hoped this effort will contribute in removing some misconceptions and misunderstandings to bring the two great civilizations closer. Efforts have been made to be as precise as possible without any prejudice, or contempt. However error or omissions if any are incidental for which forgiveness from God is sought: “Our Lord! Do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake.”(Qur’an;2:286).
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INDEX
CHAPTER:1-JESUS CHRIST LIFE &TEACHINGS…
CHAPTER:2-EVOLUTION OF CHRISTIANITY-NEW FAITH
CHAPTER:3-AMBIVALENT,TERMINOLOGIES,DOCTRINES
CHAPTER:4-MONOTHEISM IN CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:5-DOCTRINES REFUTED IN BIBLE
CHAPTER:6-JESUS AND DIVINITY
CHAPTER:7-MAIN BRANCHES OF CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:8-IMPACT OF ISLAM ON CHRISTIANITY
CHAPTER:9-THE BIBLE
CHAPTER:10-THE GOSPEL OF JESUS BY BARNABAS
CHAPTER:11-MONOTHEISM IN BIBLE
CHAPTER:12-PROPHET MUHAMMAD(PBUH)IN BIBLE
CONCLUSION
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